Tuesday, March 24, 2009
tomorrow will be the 30th week of our pregnancy. 10 more weeks to go.
just saw myself reflected on glass as i crossed the street a few minutes ago. i now have a full-on no-nonsense waddle. i feel like a penguin.
we'll be attending chiqui brosas' prepared childbirth classes starting sunday.
classes start at the unholy hour of 9am! *growl*
omg. and so sleep deprivation starts here?
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
just got this contraption called a bellybelt *click link* from crossings' *click link* procreation. it was the last box in the store consigned by mommy matters *click link*.
it's really clever. if i'd bought it early in my pregnancy, my php1,100 would have come a long way.
i have been missing my mini skirt, and my favorite cargo pants...now i can wear them again. *clap clap clap*
in manila, they're also available online (click below for links):
Sunday, March 8, 2009
watchmen is one of those movies you either hate or love. running at 2.5 hrs., i summarize it in the immortal copy of an 80's purefoods hotdog *click link* commercial:
"very long, very nice".
why it reminds me of that commercial? 2 words:
having only heard a vague reference to a character named rorschach *click link* from hagee back in the 90's, i have never read this particular limited series of graphic novels *click link* before.
this, for me is a good thing. so there is no temptation to fall into the trap of unfair and unreasonable comparison between 2 different mediums: film vs. paper. no matter how tempting... since the film obviously had a storyboard reminiscent, if not lifted from its graphic novel brother.
just like sin city *click link* and 300 *click link*, typical of a frank miller/zack snyder collaboration of sorts, the whole film noir feel dares you to freeze at any point in the film, so you may find a beautifully composed and executed picture.
rumor had it john cussack wanted to play night owl (resident nice guy), but i'm glad he didn't. i find the cast's blend of relative anonymity/nonobscurity just right.
surprise sparkle came from malin akerman *click link* who plays silk spectre 2. you see her as a blonde in previous films heartbreak kid *click link*, and 27 dresses *click link*. here she looks like she was born to play a brunette superhero in latex.
another universal favorite is rorschach played by jackie earle haley *click link*. rorschach is a fierce little bugger who talks like christian bale's batman...only you can understand this guy. you'll love him and his fascinating mask; lovelovelove the inkblots. (note to self: must remember to look up the making of effects)
the only setback one may see is that, other than doc manhattan, our heroes have no superpowers. just a bunch of adrenalin junkies with unnatural courage, grace, athleticism, resources, and strength. not a bad thing, really.
but overall, you'll come out feeling like your visual palate had a delicious meal.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
my newest favorite panty--wonder woman from topshop! *ta-dah*
i'm a huge fan of cheeky undies. buying new WW panties made me realize this.
once upon a time, i had panties that were printed with a thousand little "no!" signs, but it's also got invisible but glow in the dark little "yes!" signs. it ended up burned by a lamp. dumb bet. long story. don't ask. (i gave a joe boxer version of it to nelson, i remember.)
i also had another one, i think it was a thong that had a little plastic pocket that said "place photo here".
so imagine my squeals when i found some "cuties" boy leg shorts with glitters. in bench. of all places.
i think i pick my undies like i pick my friends. fun, cheeky, easy, and always a comfort.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
don't think this is a legit welch's product. can't seem to find it in their website. *click here*
the label really says welchade, and upon closer inspection, the font is in cooper. it's manufactured/bottled in china, so i dunno about their dodgy safety standards, etc. but it tastes fantabulous! it says "less sweet" on its label, too.
i can only find it in the 7-11 store a block and a half away, though. yummy. probaby should resist the pull...
but as my friend, dario puts it: "aye lavvit!"