Tuesday, October 21, 2014

rediscovering tristan prettyman

I haven’t been listening to music as much as I used to, or as I much as I should be. But one busy morning at work, I wanted to listen to something that would bring in good vibes. Tristan Prettyman came to my mind, specifically her song “Love, Love, Love” which I just, erm, love.

Tristan is the ex-fiance of my other favorite Jason Mraz. I remember even blogging about their song “Shy That Way” which was really cute and somewhat tells the story of how their love story came to be.

Then they got engaged and it was a match made in music heaven! Except they broke up. Jason apparently wrote the song “I Wont’ Give Up on Us” for Tristan.

While browsing through Tristan’s YouTube videos, I came across what is said to be her answer to Jason’s song. It's called "Glass Jar".

What a beautiful, beautiful song! Apparently she was supposed to call it “You Gave Up on Us”, like a direct reply to Jason’s song. But she decided to go with “Glass Jar” instead.

I remember that was around the time when Jason was starting to get mainstream raves, and maybe that’s what inspired the lines “you got the whole world was watching, and everyone's attention... you turned your head and you never even mentioned us...” So sad, so beautiful. I cannot even. Seriously.

Tristan also wrote a song called "I Was Gonna Marry You". In this article, she shares details about those two very personal compositions. They are so the real life Greta and Dave of Begin Again! 

But then, Tristan did end up finding her true love...

And I am so, so happy for her! Like, kamag-anak or barkada levels happy! Hahaha! Hashtag feeling close! In the end, it’s still all love, love, love.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

camaya beach resort ,bataan

Late last Friday, Dai texted me asking if we were interested in going on an all-expenses-paid day trip to Camaya Beach Resort in Bataan the very next day because her friend Jill, who handles marketing for Camaya, had free passes available. Having no plans for Saturday, we immediately said yes. Sloan was already in bed and Mike and I couldn't help but laugh at the thought of surprising him with a beach trip the very next day.

Of course, the little boy was very much game when he found out we were going to the beach! We met up Dai and her friend Gracee at the ferry terminal in the CCP complex. After a bit of a wait, we were off! The ride took about an hour and 15 minutes or so, and thankfully was really smooth. I was little worried about Sloan possibly getting seasick, or worse, both Sloan and I getting seasick.

The weather was scorching and as such, perfect for hitting the water. We first stayed in the beach area, where Sloan had the time of his life playing.

Then we headed to the pool area, which I really liked. For one, the kiddie pool was spacious enough as compared to other kiddie pools which are usually small, and the thing is, adults who are watching over their kids have to get into the water too, so it ends up being quite crowded. Also they have a lovely infinity pool.

For those not keen on hitting the water (bakit pa kayo nag-beach? Hahaha!), there's a game room where you can play video games, air hockey, and there's also an arcade where you can play old school games, like Pac-Man and Dig Dug! Very cool.

Camaya also has an area where you can play billiards, foos ball, and ping pong. Sloan tried all three when we were done with swimming.

I have to mention that when he picked up the cue stick, he raised it up high, motioned as though he was reeling something in, then he turned to me and said, "Mommy! Fishing!" Haha! Hurray for imagination!

That was a really fun day :) And was exactly what I needed to, because I had been on an emo funk days before the trip. Enjoying a day away from the city and having fun with my family and good friends was just what the doctor ordered.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

how michael looks like

Yes, that is exactly how he looks like. Happy 0430, Michael! I love you.

(Words by The Rocket Summer. Papercut by yours truly.)

Monday, April 21, 2014

cheap thrill: flying kites

What was supposed to be a trip to Luneta Park ended up being a kite-flying session at the Quirino Grandstand. I had been wanting to check out the park because I haven't been there since I was around nine, on a field trip when I was in third grade - but since we parked just beside the Grandstand, we ended up getting sidetracked by the fun, colorful kites that people were flying. 

It looked like a lot of fun and we decided to get ourselves one and try it as well. Vendors around the grandstand sell kites for as low as P50, and are kind enough to teach you how to assemble it. While it's not rocket science, it's quite a challenge when you have an excited toddler at your side :)

Mike took the lead while I chased around Sloan who decided to run about while waiting for his dad to get our kite up in the air. When Mike was able to accomplish that, he turned over the string to Sloan, who happily watched the kite soar while running to keep it afloat. 

It was Mike's first time to fly a kite and he said it was fun. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to give it a shot myself, but we will definitely back here soon. 

There were lots of families in the Grandstand who were also flying kites, and it was nice seeing people bond over a simple joy :)

Saturday, April 19, 2014

favorite faces

I remember writing several years ago in my old blog about how I find Rosamund Pike and Emily Van Camp absolutely beautiful. They don't have to slather on much makeup nor wear anything spectacular for one to appreciate how pretty they are. It's like the more you stare at them, the more their beauty draws you in. Man I am such a fangirl hehehe.

It was in a James Bond movie where I first saw Rosamund, and then later on in Pride and Prejudice. As for Emily, it was in a TV series called Everwood in the not-so-popular Channel 9, which was my go-to channel when I didn't have cable yet.

Both girls are such big stars now. Emily plays lead in the hit show Revenge, which I have not been able to follow, but am planning to catch up on that soon. She also played an important role in the latest Captain America movie, and I'm guessing she will be back for the next installment of the franchise.

Meanwhile, Rosamund has been doing a lot more movies, the latest of which is the movie adaptation of the book Gone Girl. I am so excited about this one, having read the book and immensely enjoying it - more so because it has David Fincher at the helm! Definitely looking forward.

To this day, these two beauties remain my girl crushes, and it makes me giddy that they are now shining brightly in Hollywood. I'm like, mahal ko na kayo noon pa man! Haha :)