I admit that I have been one lazy girl this week with my blog. I didn’t have the mojo to write nor to scrap though there was so much to write about and scrap. Anyway, for the rest of the day, I will try to write about bits and pieces of what has happened this week. I’m having the day off tomorrow (another systems outage at work) so I have about 2 days to catch up on everything.
Let’s start off with the movies I’ve recently seen and the books that I have bought and/or currently reading.
Who would think robots could fall in love?? WALL-E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth Class) and EVE (Extraterrestrial Vegetation Evaluator) did. But more importantly, this movie actually gave us a glimpse of what would earth be like in a couple of years if we don’t take care of it. We’ll all be dumped in garbage and most probably, we will also be in Axiom exiled in some other galaxy or universe because Earth is not livable anymore. However, there’s still hope and it’s not yet too late to save Mother Earth – just like that tiny plant that grew out of the soil-laden shoe that EVE found. I highly-recommend this movie. My siblings and my son loved it. I’m sure you will too.
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor was a fairly good movie but I didn’t love it the way I loved the first 2 parts of the trilogy. I read somewhere that Rachel Weisz rejected the script because she didn’t like it. I think this movie would have been better if she was still Brendan’s partner. The effects were all good but I guess there’s really no on-screen chemistry between Brendan and Maria Bello that’s why it didn’t appeal to me as much as the first 2 Mummy movies. Michelle Yeoh and Jet Li both looked great in this movie though.
The Dark Knight was kinda intense and I loved it! Heath Ledger kinda scared me in this movie. It seemed to me that he internalized the role too much and he convinced me that the Joker was really a lunatic on the loose. I loved the fight scenes, the effects and the storyline. Money well-spent on this one.
I haven’t read the Twilight series (Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn) by Stephanie Meyer but my sister already finished the 1st 2 books (Twilight and New Moon) in 2 sittings. I know it’s a current hype. I can’t wait to get me started and see what the hype’s all about.
I read about The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian in January from Joy’s blog and it was only now that I was able to buy it (oh well, I’m that cash-strapped really! LOL!). I have read the first part and there were a lot of points in there that touched me. This book is talking to me in more ways than one. You all know that my marriage has started to fall apart and I’m now in the final stages of making decisions about it. I don’t know where reading this book will lead me but definitely I know that there will be so many things I’m going to learn and ponder about from it.
And finally, I now have a copy of Batjay’s latest book, Mga Kwento ng Batang Kaning Lamig. I was able to buy the book at Powerbooks Glorietta (other Powerbooks branches didn’t carry the book though) after talking with someone from the publisher’s office since I couldn’t find a copy of the book. I read this in one sitting and it’s the happiest I’ve been for the longest time. Batjay’s way has always been insightful and fun. Here’s looking forward to your next book.
While writing this, I’m still thinking whether to go out and watch Sarah and John Lloyd’s movie or Vic Sotto and Dolphy’s movie. Well, I can watch one today and the other tomorrow. We’ll see.