Sunday, October 4, 2015

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Are you starting a blog? Are you having trouble coming up with a name for it? Are you stuck trying to think of a logo to associate your blog with?

Karl Lagerfeld said it perfectly when he said 'Logos and brains are so important. In a big part of the world, people cannot read French or English - but are great in remembering signs.' This holds true for blogs, too.

Whenever I see the front of a jeepney, I can't help but think of When in Manila. On that note, whenever I see a diamond, I can't help but think of David Guison. This is also the reason why so many people tag me on social media whenever they see anything remotely Wonder Woman-related.

Bloggers always have different reasons as to why they choose a certain name or logo to associate themselves with. In case you didn't know, I used to write for a newspaper in Bangkok when I was still in high school and to hide my underaged identity, I hid under the alias 'Wonder Woman' - and I've pretty much been Wonder Woman ever since.

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Hotel Transylvania 2: A Cute and Fun Treat for the Family

If you read my Hotel Transylvania DVD review two years ago, you should know that I absolutely loved the movie. Well, its sequel isn't any different. As with the first movie, I found myself laughing out loud from beginning to end.

In fact, I believe I loved the sequel even more than the first because there's a toddler in it - and Dennis made the movie relatable once again, with him being the same age as my daughter and all. (Dennis is much, much smaller than my daughter for some reason, though.)

The movie isn't mind-blowing in the sense that Disney movies can be, but it is definitely a nice and fun escape from life since you won't have to think while watching it. Plus, the kids will love it, too. The whole movie is full of giggles and cuteness and will make you beg for a curly-haired red-headed child for probably the first time in your life. :p

I think the timing and the content of the Hotel Transylvania movies are what make me love them so much, but I love the morals of the movies, as well. This time around, they taught us to accept people for who they are - monster or human, weird or normal, Iglesia or Catholic. Lol. #hugot

Have you seen "Hotel Transylvania 2" yet? What did you think of it? I'd love to know! :)

Friday, September 25, 2015

We Hope, We Hope and We Hope.

At the Asia Pop Comic Con last week, there was a Star Wars booth where they basically interviewed Star Wars geeks like myself and asked a few questions. One of the questions that I had a ton of fun answering was, "What was it like watching Star Wars for the first time?"

Star Wars shirt from Forever 21 / black shorts from Gold Dot / infinity earrings from The Little Things She Needs

Allow me to geek out a lil…

Star Wars gave me my first taste of hope. Even before it was bestowed with the title "A New Hope", the first Star Wars movie was the epitome of it. And I don't mean that in the sense that Obi-Wan was Leia's only hope *cue Mandy Moore music* but in the sense that Luke was everybody's hope. Including mine.

I remember how intense that scene was where they try to blow up the Death Star by firing torpedoes into the thermal exhaust port. And like they all fly down this long Death Star trench and Rebel pilots are dying left and right, and Luke only has this one shot and my heart just kinda stops in the middle of it all and a few seconds feel like minutes and I hope so hard that it works. AND THEN IT DOES. And I feel like it does because I hoped that it would.

What did I know about how movies worked back then? How did I know that me hoping really hard it would happen actually had nothing to do with it happening? But I hoped. And I believed that my hope prevailed. And I've been hoping ever since. Thus the tattoo.

Hope is such a bitch, though. It's always there when you will it to be, even when it shouldn't be. We hope for things to look up. We hope for people to change. We hope for better jobs, better opportunities and a better life. We hope to forget our problems and our heartache as time goes by. We hope, we hope and we hope.

I used to cling onto hope with all of my being because I always believed in something better. No one wants to dwell on worst-case scenarios, after all. Unfortunately, hope is also what has turned be into this wide-eyed dork of an idealist who refuses to open her eyes to the truth: that everybody in this world is heartless and selfish and no one can truly love you and care for you but you.

Maybe people are all destined to be alone and die alone. After all, no matter how much love you have to give, the people you love the most will always choose to love someone else more - if not someone else, then at least themselves. Hope's a bitch.

Photos by Vincent Mabale.