Potted Potter

Pahinga muna sa Bacolod posts (may dalawang araw pa akong hindi nagagawa). Mashadong mahaba ang mga Bacolod posts eh. Kaya ito na lang muna…

Ang agenda ko ng umaga: Medical Mission sa Rizal National Science High School (RNSHS) organized by the alumi. Kaso kelangan ko umalis ng mas maaga para makaabot sa Potted Potter. Plus, nasa akin ang printed tickets namin kaya bawal ako malate.

Official Poster

With my nihon-esque family, we enter the theater. Habang nagaantay na magstart ang play, napansin namin yung isang actor na hawak yung libro. In character agad! Talagang inantay namin kung gagalaw sha o hindi. Gumalaw naman sha… pero hindi niya nililipat ng page yung binabasa nya. Tapos may nag voice over.

Show starts. Potted Potter squeezed all seven Harry Potter books in 70 minutes. Hindi ko ma-imagine kung pano itatawid ng dalawang actors (Jesse Briton and Gary Trainor) ang seven books ng silang dalawa lang.

Jesse & Gary
Photo c/o ClickTheCity.com

Ang dami naming tawa. Ibang level ang energy nila Jesse at Gary. At kahit nasa Balcony kami nakaupo, kitang kita pa din ang mga facial expressions nila. Winner ang mga props, Hogwarts train, fire-breathing dragon and the wands. Shempre may live Quidditch Match pa na favorite part ni Jesse. Kumpleto ba ang Quidditch kung walang Golden Snitch? Shempre hindi. Hahaha. May mga song and dance number pa!

Photo from ClickTheCity.com

Ang galing nung nagsulat ng play. Hindi nakakasawa yung mga jokes. Bilib din ako kila Jesse at Gary kasi ang bilis nila mag-adapt sa culture natin. Pinagaralan talaga bago sila sumabak sa entablado.  Tapos tatlong shows na sunod sunod sa isang araw. 30 mins lang ang pahinga nila sa pagitan ng mga shows na yun. X.X Definitely a must-see for all the Harry Potter fans out there. Yung ibang nanood nga naka-costume pa. Hehehe.

After ng play, pinagisipan namin kung san kakain kasi nagugutom na kami. Habang naglalakad at nagiisip kumain, nagkkwentuhan kami tungkol sa Cam Norte trip ni Mi.

M: Rio, party tayo sa birthday mo.

R: Sige, San?

M: Sa Calaguas.

R: Ikaw na ang madaming pera.

M: 2k plus lang yung nagastos namin.

R: Talaga? Go!

Boom! Sabog nanaman ako neto. Hahaha.

Maya-maya konti, napagkasunduan namin pumunta kami ng Little Tokyo dahil nagccrave kami ni Mi ng Japanese food at naghahanap din sha ng flour na pang gawa ng mochi. Habang nagddrive si Mi papuntang Little Tokyo, napagusapan ang paghahanap ko ng navigator. Kelangan ko ng lalaking navigator. Haaayy… Ang hirap naman… Pansamantagal, si Dha muna. Haha.

Pagdating ng Ltitle Tokyo, nag-grocery na si Mi para sa mochi nya. At dahil maaga pa, sarado pa yung mga kainan. Lungkot… Plan B. Market Market ang bagsak namin para kumain sa Sushi King. Natawa ako kasi napansin kong may tofu ang order naming tatlo. Kay Dha, sizzling fish and tofu. Sakin naman tofu don. Ang order naman ni Mi sushi at spicy noodles na may tofu.

Hindi kumpleto ang isang meal ng walang dessert. Dinayo pa namin ang Slice sa dulo ng Bonifacio High Street para nagdessert at matikman ang pinagmamalaki nilang Choco Yema cupcake.

(From top to bottom) Choco Yema, Rocky Road and Candyland Choco cupcake

Moist yung Choco Yema cupcake kaya masarap. Gagayahin ko ito. Haha. Yung Rocky Road masarap din. May touch of banana. Yung Candyland, medyo dry yung cupcake pero bumawi sa icing. Gawa sa mamahaling butter yung icing kaya masarap.

Choco Stirrer for Mi

Isang block ng bittersweet chocolate at mainit na gatas. Yum…

Citrus Burst for me

Coffee + Orange tapos may bonus na granola. Hindi ko feel yung granola kaya hindi ko ginalaw. Masarap naman yung coffee. Ang unang malalasahan mo yung asim factor ng orange tapos mawawala at mapapalitan ng coffee. Kaso hindi ko na naubos kasi inaantok na ako… Wrong move.

Kay Dha naman Naked Dark Chocolate. Purong cacao tapos may milk at sugar na nakahiwalay. Ikaw na ang bahala magtimpla. Tinikman ni Dha ngunit hindi kinaya ng powers nya. Para sa isang tao na hindi naglalagay ng creamer sa kape nya at uber konting asukal, matindi talaga yung Naked Dark Chocolate kasi binuhos nya lahat ng milk at sugar sa chocolate ng walang alinlangan.

Habang nagdedessert, napagusapan ang pagdating ng pasko at plinano na namin ang Christmas party ng Kuku-core. Overnight stay sa Taytay. May dalawang choices:

1) Tea party sa Picnic Grove, meaning nakadress lahat with matching hat (lakas lang ng trip) or

2) Rent ng bahay tapos party sa garden.

Paguusapan pa sa email kung anong mangyayari. Sana may raffle uli sa party. Haha.

Slice:

G/F Bonifacio High Street Central, West Superblock, 7th Ave cor 29th St Fort Bonifacio, Taguig (02) 565-1998

Movie Marathon

Our game plan for this weekend: Movie Marathon

Attendees: Me, Rhoda and Dulce

Cinemalaya: Bwakaw, Ang Nawawala then The Dark Knight Rises. That’s three movies in a row. Haha.What we didn’t expect: Tickets for Cinemalaya (yes, both movies we wanted to watch) were already sold out. I know, we should have bought tickets before hand.

Oh, well. change of plans. We decided to watch a Dolphy movie instead and we were lucky to catch My Heart Belongs to Daddy just in time. Bongga! Old school ang peg! Ang mga kasabay namin manood parang mga doble o triple na ng edad namin. Wahahaha. Kami lang ata ang naligaw dun. Lahat ng tao asa Cinemalaya o Dark Knight.

Well, what do you expect from a Dolphy movie? Of course it was funny. It was a good thing there were only a few of us inside the theater. The three of us were laughing so loud and side comments were thrown left and right. It was a treat seeing one of best comedians on screen again. Indeed, you never fail to make us smile. But what made us laugh so hard was one of the talents he discovered: Mr. Ronnie Ricketts! Oh wow. All I can say was we were surprised to see a very different side of him in this movie. If you need a good laugh, go catch this movie and see how different Ronnie Ricketts was when he started…. We came out still laughing and talking about him. Wahahahaha!

The initial plan was to watch The Dark Knight Rises at Robinsons Galleria so that we get that free meal at Burgoo. But I had another agenda and so we decided to watch the movie at Megamall instead.

I went to do my thing while they buy tickets. The earliest screening schedule that they could get starts at 5:55 and we still had two hours to spare. We were supposed to look for Rhoda’s poledancing shorts and Sofitel outfit when we spotted Akiba Cafe and decided to try it out.

I got their Matcha Chiru, Rhoda chose Jap Choco Yougurt and Dulce ordered a Nutty Macadamia Kohi. We were in luck because they have a discount on their cakes from 1-5pm so we choose a slice of the Cream Puff Cake.

Jap Choco Yogurt and a slice of Cream Puff Cake

Jap Choco Yogurt and a slice of Cream Puff Cake

The Cream Puff Cake looked better on display but it was an okay cake. Nothing to make you say yum with every bite. The drinks were really good though. I really liked my Matcha Chiru.

While we were busy with our drinks, one of the staff approached us and asked us to pick a piece of paper from a bag for a chance to get discounts on our next transaction. Rhoda and Dulce both got lucky and got 50% off on any order of a drink or a slice of cake. The staff was friendly and informed us that their promo ends tomorrow. We immediately choose to order two more slices of cake.

Green Tea Cheesecake

Wow. Their Green Tea Cheesecake became an instant favorite. Hindi naman mashadong halata na favorite ko ang Green Tea noh? Hahaha. Green Tea overload kaya anong oras na, gising na gising pa din ako. Oh, right. We got so excited to try it that we forgot to take its picture first before digging in. So if it looks small in the picture, we apologize. We already had a few bites before we remembered to take a picture. ^__^v

Tiramisu

Next, Tiramisu. My first comment after taking a bite: “Hindi tama ito. Bakit ganito? Ang sarap!” And both girls agreed. We loved both cakes better than the first one we got. The staff asked us how the cakes were and we answered with very big smiles on our faces.

Time check. We finished our drinks and started to search for things we need for next week’s agenda. We looked around for a few minutes. Since the tickets we got were free seating, we came back and the line was already a bit long.

The Dark Knight Rises Official Poster

We knew that the movie will be a long one, almost three hours, so we took a bathroom break first before the movie. I don’t even know how to start describing the movie. All I can say that I came out with puffy and teary eyes, sniffing but happy. I have a feeling that I will wake up tomorrow with my eyes all red. My only complaint was that I couldn’t understand majority of what Bane was saying. I wish they dubbed some of his lines instead. Sabi nga ni Zaicy “Si Bane parang ngongo na nagsasalita sa tapat ng electric fan.” Hahahaha.

Nakakagutom yung movie. Napagod ako. At gusto ko pa ng take two sa IMAX kasi meron daw scenes na hindi kasali sa regular screening pero asa IMAX. Kaso tight ang budget. 🙂

1am na at tinatamaan na ako ng antok. Nytnyt! Busy day uli bukas mamaya pagkagising.

 

I whip my hair back and forth

After a lot of convincing  and threats from my best friend, I finally gave in and started blogging. I know starting one requires a lot of hard work. Not to mention, patience too (which I have very little of). Good thing there’s Google to help me start a decent blog. I wanted to make it look more like a website instead of a blog. After days I was ready to give up multiple tries, I decided to change the theme instead and it finally worked out. Turns out, the first theme I chose didn’t support the things I wanted to be done. >__<

Enough about the pains I went through starting this blog, and let’s get this blog thing started!

Last Saturday was one of the walang pahinga weekends. I went swimming with a friend in the morning. This was the second time I tried to teach someone to swim. Don’t get any ideas, my first student was a clueless 9 year old kid, and my second student was worse. She is terribly afraid of the water and couldn’t manage to float. The moment I let go of her she panics and goes down. After an hour, she managed to float all by herself… for 5 seconds. Hahaha. Not bad. At least we were making progess. Baby steps are important too, you know. 🙂

From Marikina Sports Center, I rushed to Makati to meet another friend. We scheduled to get our hair done at Regine’s Salon located at the second floor of The Link in front of Landmark in Makati.

I don’t usually let anyone touch my hair but my trusted hairstylist, Andre, but he moves around a lot and I was forced to look for a new one.

We found Regine’s a few minutes early and the place was full. Good thing we called ahead and reserved two slots with their hairstylist Rexie.

Chic interiors – check!

Accommodating staff – double check!

After getting my hair washed, I waited for Rexie for a few minutes, Mimi ( I think that was her name) started chatting  and suggested that I get my eyebrows fixed. I wasn’t in the mood to argue so I said okay, wishing Rexie would forget.

When Rexie was ready, he introduced himself and we started chatting while he does his magic. Once he was done, he moved on to my friend. Mimi was there the second Rexie left. Mimi called Rexie when she saw that my eyebrows were left untouched, and Rexie came back to fix them. Too bad Mimi wasn’t ready to leave my eyebrows alone, good thing Rexie was really good at what he does and my eyebrows came out perfect.

Moments later, Rosa, the human hair blow dryer, came and dried my hair. Mimi, holding the blow dryer, together with the Rosa’s expertise, tamed my curls.

This I gotta say, I was satisfied with Andre’s before, but Rexie, Mimi and Rose’s combined forces made me forget how good Andre was (sorry Andre ~__~’ ). I couldn’t remember the last time my hair looked this good!

Here is one of the best hair days I ever had:

Rexie, Mimi and Rosa can I take you home with me?

My friend was more than satisfied with her hair too.

Ang ganda ng lola ko! ^__^

Our hair literally was whipping back and forth with the wind and we loveeeet!

My hair wasn’t as lovely after taking a bath, but t it was still better than my wild curls.I will definitely come back. Rexie agreed that red looks good on me. A suggestion that I don’t intend to ignore. ^__^

Hair cut costs = Php400.00

The Link Branch

2nd Level, The Link
North Drive cor. Makati Ave.
Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines

Phone Number
(+63 2) 856-1723, (+63 2) 856-1724