Monday, December 31, 2007

Saving Jessica Lynch - 2003

Category: TV Movie

Genre: War

Director: Peter Markle


Nicholas Guilak - Mohammed Al-Rehaief

Laura Regan - Private Jessica Lynch

Review and Overview of Saving Jessica Lynch a TV Movie directed by Peter Markle.

This TV movie is based on a true story of the rescue of 19 yr. old Private Jessica Lynch by the United States army in Iraq.

The opening went good specially the part where the 507th Maintenance Unit entered an Iraqi territory in Nasiriya unknowingly. They got captured when a mobile Jessica was riding on along with their troop crashed to a big supply truck.

Although there was nothing "heroic" about Jessica being in a hospital bed but, I guess the story is not just about Jessica Lynch but it's about Mohammed Al-Rehaief who was the "hero" of the story. He was a lawyer who risked his life along with his family to help save Jessica Lynch. In the movie, he did not approve to most of his country's ways.

Although, there were a few controversies surrounding the movie which I particularly don't understand. I'm sure there were flaws and a lot of things were added as what was stated before it started. It's just BASED on a true story.

All in all the movie was good. The opening was great. It gives you the feeling of being there minus the blood. You can see it with both eyes wide open (unlike some movies where they show you all the horrific details of a war). The sound effects was good.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Prince and Me 2: The Royal Wedding - 2006

Category: Movie

Genre: Chick Flick

Director: Catherine Cyran


Luke Malby as Prince Edvard

Kam Heskin as Paige

Clemency Burton Hill - Kirstin

Overview and Review of Prince and Me 2 directed by Catherine Cyran

Crowned Prince Edvard (Luke Malby) and Paige (Kam Heskin) are both engaged to be married. The press in Denmark are talking about them NON-STOP. They should be married before the 23rd birthday of the Prince (He is the heir to the throne and he needs to get married to inherit the throne). Paige is juggling her medical studies while trying to organize her wedding and act as a "Crowned Queen".

Back in Norway a penniless cousin of the royal family finds an OLD LAW that states if a prince was crowned without a bride, his bride be of a royal Scandinavian Blood or he must relinquish the throne. This noble royal cousin happens to have a daughter named Kirstin who was also Edward's childhood friend.

Anyhow, that was how the movie started. Although, I can say there were a few loopholes about the facts in this movie which would prolly enrage some people in Denmark (as what I read in a review who apparently came from Denmark). But, movies make mistakes when it comes to facts and it sure wouldn't be that "believable".

I like how the story of this sequel went. It would've been better if they didn't change the cast. The new actress Kam Heskin looked a bit like "Julia" but she isn't Julia. I think Kam Heskin is a great actress and all, but the chemistry between her and Luke Malby(the Prince) was not that good. In these kind of movies... "Chemistry" between the actor and actress should be GREAT.

A good, clean fun movie in many ways. (not that great ok?)

There's a sequel to this... Prince and Me 3 a project for the year 2008. I do hope they don't change the characters this time.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Notebook - 2004

Category: Movie

Genre: Love

Director: Nick Cassavetes

Tagline: Behind every great love is a great story.

Overview and Review of The Notebook directed by Nick Cassavetes based on a book written by Nicholas Sparks.

The movie is actually a story from an old man to an old woman in a nursing home. The story he read is about a young man named Noah who fell in love with a young woman named Alie who met one evening at a carnival. The two lovers were separated by the parents of Alie because the two are growing attached each and everyday and the parents don't want Noah because he is just a coal miner.

It's a very lovely story and one you wouldn't expect until the end. I was actually muttering at the beginning because it was quite sensual but I am so glad I finished it. A tear-jerker and heartwarming at the same time. This goes to show a LOVE soooo deeep. This is my second time to watch the said movie.. and even then I still want to cry. The BEST! I need not say more... just watch it! hehe.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Mimic 3: Sentinel - 2003

Category: Movie

Genre: Suspense

Director: J.T. Penny

Awards: 3 Nominations

Tagline: Terror has been Reinvented!

Overview and Review of Mimic 3: Sentinel directed by J.T. Penny.

Marvin, a sickly, asthmatic and allergic amateurish photographer 24-yr-old guy is confined to an apartment room and spends most of his day taking pictures of people in the apartment building. He makes all pictures into a collage in his bedroom wall. Then two of his subjects disappeared a young boy and Desmond a drug dealer and a friend of his sister Rosy. With the aid of Rosy and Carmen (a neighbor he admires) they are about to uncover the truth behind the Garbage Man(the one they suspect to be behind everything).

Personally, I was quite disappointed with the movie. I was expecting it to be soo scary compared to the first 2(two) Mimic movies. The story was SLOW. You would only shout at the near end (second disc on our case)... and that's about it.

But some would love the movie. It was done artistically. And since I learned it was a low-budgeted movie, the director actually balanced it all out. The voyeuristic style of the movie was unique.

If you want to scream, don't watch this. If you want something unique, go watch it. :)

Friday, December 14, 2007

V - A.C. Crispin

Category: Books

Genre: Science Fiction

Author: A.C. Crispin

Overview and Review of V written by A.C. Crispin based on the full ten-hour NBC-TV Miniseries.

Resist or Perish.

Tens of thousands of aliens or extraterrestrial beings arrived in huge spaceships the size of a metropolis. They came from a dying planet called Sirius light years away from the Earth.

They said they come in peace and humans embraced them because they don't look scary at all. They wanted a share of Earth's natural resources for their planet. But then, a lot of people - men and women - children and cities began to vanish from the earth a couple of months after they arrived.

I like how it was written. It gives you the chilling edge and would make you want to read more of the book. Although, the ending was kind of "hanging" in the end because of it's second book. It's a great story. Readers or Non-readers would love the book.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Turquoise Turkish Restaurant - Davao

Category: Restaurant

Place: SM City Davao

Merhaba! It's "Hello" in Turkish. I've been hearing a song two months ago when we were in Malaysia with the words "merhaba merhaba haba".

Anyhow, this is a new restaurant in Davao located in SM City. *Davao also offers a Pakistani restaurant and a Kebab resto downtown*

Since our taste buds wanted to eat something new, me and my parents decided to try it out. Of course, since this is a Turkish restaurant expect SPICE and everything Onion and Tomatoes.

I ordered their Chicken Curry, my Dad ordered Chicken Saute and my mom ordered something beef *I forgot the name of the dish* All three dishes were served in sizzling plates. By the looks of it, it's actually easy to make and there are more spices compared to the beef and chicken. I'm not a lover of spice and tomatoes but I managed to eat them. It's actually "yum".

Yemekleriniz chok leizizdi. Haha. And if you translate that into English it would be "The food was excellent".

We ordered Baklava. A dessert straight from Turkey for 69 pesos. It's soooo tiny and sweet. Uber sweet, really. But it's ok, since we just wanted to taste it. It's a delicacy from Turkey.

I like the interior of the restaurant. Every shades of "turquoise" is apparent. We actually love the lamp or something that came from Turkey. We asked the manager if we could possibly buy them and actually they are working something out to sell those and they would inform us soon and that would probably be done next year. We also met the nephew of the owner. A turk. A handsome one at that. Of course, Turks tend to be handsome naman talaga.

Since it's Turkish all food are HALAL certified.

Afiyet Olsoon *Enjoy Your Meal*

*i have pictures of the interior but its still on my phone. to follow na lang.*

Monday, December 10, 2007

The Silent Cradle - Margaret Cuthbert

Category: Books

Genre: Medical Thriller

Author: Margaret Cuthbert

Overview and Review of The Silent Cradle written by Margaret Cuthbert.


The career of Dr. Rae Duprey vice chairman in the Obstetrics and Gynecology gets threatened by a series of "bad baby" cases from a Birth Center just across the hospital being run by her ex-lover Dr. Bo Michaels. The OBgyn department is also threatened to be sacked by the hospital's board of trustees in order to expand the Cardiac Department.

With only two weeks time frame to save the department, Dr. Rae Duprey must find out what is the mystery behind those "bad baby" cases coming out from the Birth Center.

This book is actually Margaret Cuthbert's first mystery book.

I always have a thing for mysteries and thrillers. The excitement of finding out the "right" antagonist. Reading too many Dan Brown novels gave me the idea of finding out the real antagonist, right before the middle of the story.

I said to myself, "The character *toot*... is the antagonist". you see, if you've read Dan Brown novels you'd understand what I am saying.

Anyway, I have to give credit to Margaret Cuthbert for putting me off the track making me doubt my suspicion - a lot of times. I have to rethink over and over again who is the real culprit.

Although I had trouble understanding her operating-table language, at least I learned words that are new to me. It was also a fast read! woot! :)

Sunday, December 9, 2007

SVT #49 - The Twins' Little Sister

Category: Books

Genre: Series

Creator: Francine Pascal

Overview and Review of SVT series number 49 The Twins' Little Sister created by Francine Pascal.

Ever since they were young, Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield always wanted a little sister. Seeing their friend Belinda Layton taking care of her baby brother (who is adorably cute like all babies) brought out their desire to have a baby sister

Jessica's been pleading her parents to have one. And she thought of a plan to convince their parents that they are old and responsible enough to take care of a baby sister. A chance arrived when a neighbor of theirs are to be on vacation leaving their 5 year old daughter Chrissy with the Wakefields.

Jessica and Elizabeth thinks it's going to be easy taking care of a little girl for a week but it proved to be wrong since Chrissy is spoiled even though sometimes she looks sweet and cute. Before the end of the week they began wishing she would just disappear....

It's a nice cute story for elementary kids who wants another sister or brother. :)

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Dance With Me - Luanne Rice

Category: Book

Genre: Family

Author: Luanne Rice

Overview and Review of Dance With Me by Luanne Rice.

A very heartwarming story.

It's a story about a woman named Jane who had a baby even before she finished her college and her mom Margaret made a decision to have the baby and have it in for adoption so as she can finish her studies.

Little did Margaret realize that having a baby would always change a woman. Life would never be the same. Jane quit college, bearing with her heart the baby she would never have. She then became a baker and was New York's most loved bakery - Calamity Bakery.

She poured out her love for her baby when she bakes. Everything she bakes were all a reminder for her baby.

Now, she's back from New York. Her mother, Margaret is sick. With only Jane and Sylvie as family, they have to pitch in and help each other. While doing so, being back to Rhode Island means cleaning the family ghosts. Partly why Jane is back was for a chance to connect with her child. Her darling little child - Chloe.

I love the story. It tells about cats dancing in the silver moonlight, of apple trees and spring, apple pies and summer, deers, dolphins and sharks, of stars in the attic (a nice metaphor), of barn dances and the music.

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Friday, December 7, 2007

USA Online Casino

Category: Websites

If you happen to like online casinos and you are having trouble looking for the perfect online Casino, there's a website that would help you.

You see, I happen to drop by a Free Guide to help you players from the US find a safe and fun online gambling destinations. Casinos here are ranked by pro poker and blackjack players, according to their bonus size, payout rate, customer support, number of games, deposit options, graphics and ease of use.

It's a great website / free guide for US players because it helps you find the best online casino. It has a very easy-to-see design. Not at all cluttered. You wouldn't have trouble looking.

Each online casino they post, say for example "Rushmore" comes with a REVIEW. Check the reviews out and see which casino suits you best. Here you would see their rating. Their Software Rating, Trust Factor and even their Bonus and Promotions.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Living Magically - Gill Edwards

Category: Books

Genre: Self-Help

Author: Gill Edwards

Overview and Review of the book Living Magically by Gill Edwards

I have this thing for fantasy and magic. Well even though it's not really the "magic" as in David Blaine it was equally MAGICAL. Super Super.

I like the way Gill Edwards wrote the whole book. It was laid out wherein you would really get her point. It has lots of magical words that I really adore. It's a book filled with love and for you to realize that you can create your own reality.

It has a lot of exercises for you to conquer your fears and blockages. Also for reaching out for your Higher Self and Guides. Very helpful.

It would wake you up from this Dream... and begin creating your Reality.

Lovely. Lovely. :)


Sunday, November 25, 2007

One More Chance - 2007

Category: Movies

Genre: Love

Director: Cathy Garcia Molina

Overview and Review of One More Chance directed by Cathy Garcia Molina

Why I decided to watch this? A couple of people I know recommended the movie to me. (mind you, those people weren't into these kind of movies). They were gushing about the movie (ate kai kaw ha!).

I watched it with the girls which makes it fun.

The story actually revolves around Popoy (John Lloyd Cruz) and Basha (Bea Alonzo) who were planning to get married. They met as students in a certain university and did everything together. The perfect couple - ika nga.

But then, Basha wanted to at least "do something for herself", she basically want to do a thing where she's the one who gets to decide. Whatever it is she is doing Popoy would always have a say to it and she can't if he doesn't agree. The "controlling guy" in most relationships, yes. There's no doubt that Popoy only wants the best for Basha but still he could have at least given her "a say" in most matters. (BOYS! That's what girls needs! Support in every freakin way. Well not all the times but at least let HER breathe! Give her a chance to decide)

They broke up. Basha - wanting to find herself and do some things for herself without anyone trying to decide for her. *which is just right because she needs to learn how to appreciate herself this time before appreciating another person and sharing it. You can't give what you don't have*

Anyway, I won't divulge the whole plot.. since it won't be that exciting if you haven't watched it yet.

This movie is something different than other Pinoy Love Flicks. They say it has a unique storyline and I was thinking they wouldn't end up together because it's unique nga.

Very comical. Janus' part is very vital here. Harhar. I love the bond of their group of friends. very fun to see a group like that. They help each other. Very supporting. :)

The lines are all "quotable quotes".

Unforgettable line:

"You had me at my best. She had me at my worst."

and more. Just watch it.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Save Buckets

Category: Websites

Save a Whole Load of Money from Save Buckets!

If you are a person who compares prices before buying an item, say for example an MP3 player Save Buckets is the website for you. It shows you the prices of different MP3 Players around and what they have available. In their website you can choose which MP3 player suits your budget or better the MP3 player you prefer. Sounds good eh?

It's actually the newest price comparison site in town.

Other categories that they have available:

Baby Products,
Body Care Products - Yay! Body care... they have it!!
Books - wow! wow! wow! (triple wow!) I love books so much!
Cars & Motorbikes - for anyone who loves em.
Clothing - my favorite subject
Computer Hardware - for technicians and computer freaks.
Computer Services
Computer Softwares
Consumer Electronics
Electronic Games - woo e-gamers your hideaway!
Food, Drink & Tobacco - yes, they have food as well.
Games & Gadgets
Health & well-being - a place for health buffs!
Home & Garden - and for moms who have green thumbs!
Music - hey there musicians you have your place as well!
Office & School - office workers and students get your supplies from here and compare the prices
Sports & Leisure - calling all athletes and people who loves sports!
Tickets & Events -
Travel - hey jetsetter...
Video & DVD -

Thursday, November 22, 2007

What Dreams May Come - 1998

Category: Movie

Genre: Family

Directed by: Vincent Ward
Written By: (based on a book) Richard Matheson

Overview and Review of What Dreams May Come based on a book by Richard Matheson and directed by Vincent Ward.

*may contain spoilers. sorry*

First off - I just love the cinematography! So heaven-ly! Super.

I was baffled at the beginning because it started not the way I expected to start since I just read the book and the sequence of the book is still fresh with me. I was wondering why in the world Dr. Nielsen's children died when in the book they did not. And the man here named Dr. Nielsen was not a doctor in the book and his wife was not a painter in the book. That's why I was confused in the beginning.

There were stuffs that changed that I find at first very disappointing. But, just having seen Beowulf and having it altered from the real tale as well - gave me another light to the whole movie.

A lot loved the movie (those who did not read the book yet). It's literally a story of "eternal love" and all that.

I'm sure the cinematography of the movie helped a lot. When Dr. Nielsen (Robin Williams) was placed in one of his wife's paintings which was equally great (I was expecting the paradise) amused me. But, when Cuba Gooding Jr. showed the other side of the painting which was the "paradise" literally took my breath away. The colors.... hayyy.. so nice.

I saw from another review that the author reportedly was not happy with the film adaptation of this novel. He was upset that the studio changed the story a bit because they thought Chris' wife wouldn't be sympathetic if she committed suicide while her children were still alive. He also thought the depiction of Summerland (the most visionally stunning scenery in the movie) was over the top.

I would have to agree with the first point because I was also disappointed with the changing of story. It was part of the "love-story" thing. Because in the movie the wife was left alone without the children and her husband and so it is just not comforting living alone, right? In the book, the wife had her children supporting her to cope up with the loss but still unable too. It gives a different light right? The whole "life after death" thing was not emphasized well... which was just fine because I'm sure not everyone would appreciate the notion.

On the second part of Summerland going over the top well.... it was quite alright with me because it was the one that pulled off the movie and giving it one the highest ratings.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

What Dreams May Come - Richard Matheson

Category: Books

Genre: Adventure

Author: Richard Matheson

Review and Overview of the book What Dreams May Come by Richard Matheson.

THE BEST. THE best original love story. A love unending. Literally SOUL MATES. *hayy* *dreamy sigh*

This is a story about a man named Chris Nielson who died in a car accident leaving his wife mourning about him. Chris took quite a long time to progress because it's actually hard for the dead to progress if someone they cared about is having a hard time accepting they are dead. Specially if that someone happens to be your wife you love - oh so dearly.

It's a great story about Death, Life after Death, Heaven and Hell.

His writing makes you imagine about the paradise. Wooo.. how he paints it right with his words. I love the essence and the principles of Life After Death.

Great! Great! The Besssssst! Super Super. Love the book to bits!!!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Beowulf - 2007

Category: Movies

Genre: Epic Adventure

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Tagline: Pride is the Curse

Overview and Review of Beowulf the movie directed by Robert Zemeckis

This is basically an ancient tale that is often read to childiren or assigned to be read in English/Reading subjects.

A lot were excited how it would go and all. I was kind of curious because it stars Angelina Jolie and I wasn't expecting much. Although, I was kind of expecting it would be super great.

This is a story of King Hrothgar's kingdom which was terrorized by the monster named Grendel. and help came from Beowulf an arrogant young hero(at least that's how I see him when he was young) with his amazing tales of how he killed sea monsters.

Why arrogant? Cause of this line:
"I am Ripper... Tearer... Slasher... Gouger. I am the Teeth in the Darkness, the Talons in the Night. Mine is Strength... and Lust... and Power! I AM BEOWULF!"

Visually - it was great. I mean it is 3-D and all (I wasn't expecting about that part). Although, it would have been better if it was done in real life - but I guess it would be too gross. I mean with all the men getting cut in half by Grendel?

There were some parts I did not particularly enjoy. Or it lacked something? I am not sure. All I know I wasn't "that" overwhelmed with the said movie, or maybe because I took it too seriously. Everything's just fine.

I love the soundtrack. "A Hero Comes Home". It fits the said movie. Nice Nice.

I have come to understand now that a movie that comes from a book or an epic would encounter a lot of changes. They usually don't stick to the story. They always add twists. And for the twist on this one..twas good! :)

Monday, November 12, 2007

Sweet Valley High - Lila's Story

Category: Books

Genre: Friendship

Creator: Francine Pascals

Overview and Review of Sweet Valley High's Lila's Story created by Francince Pascals.

This is basically a story that revolves around Lila and her father. Lila's parents are long divorced and Lila is already accustomed to it since all the attention from her wealthy father goes to her. She is one of the riches girls in Sweet Valley and very known to give out grand parties.

But, her father's attention is recently divided to a woman her father is currently dating. Lila is used to her father dating different women but not one woman that her father sees everyday and even to the point where the woman gets to stay in their house along with her daughter.

It's quite refreshing to read this teenie book which I grew up with ever since I was in grade school. Nice story.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Firefly Beach - Luanne Rice

Category: Books

Genre: Family Relationships

Author: Luanne Rice

Overview and review of Firefly Beach by Luanne Rice.

Another wonderful "family story".

Luanne's pretty much famous for them and I really like her stories and the way she writes. How many times did I get to say that? :)

This story is about three sisters who are still haunted by the past. Caroline, Clea and Skye. Along with their mother who can't seem to forget the love she has for their father who died years back due to a tragedy.

Caroline played the responsible mother hen here since their mother is not yet over the fact how their lives turned out. Clea the middlechild is the only one who got a stable family after the tragedy. Skye is the problematic child who loves to drink.

I pretty much don't like the mother here.... but she is indeed blessed with her three daughters who came to understand her in the end.

The love story between Joe and Caroline is very moving as well. :P

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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Angels and Demons - Dan Brown

Category: Books Genre: Historical Fiction / Religious Fiction Author: Dan Brown

Overview and Review of Dan Brown's Angels and Demons.

This book is actually a prequel to Dan Brown's sensational Da Vinci Code. Also, starring Robert Langdon. :)

Like the Da Vinci Code it involves Secret Societies and a one-day time frame. The story basically revolves around the Illuminati and the Roman Catholic Church.

Like Da Vinci Code it possessed a lot of historical facts and this book made me want to visit the Vatican Archives. Curiosity strikes.... I'm sure not anyone can enter the archives.. wew.

I also learned about ambigrams... how amazing to see all "six" ambigrams.. yay.... specially the last ambigram. Wew. Very brilliant *diamond*. Hehe.

The book also takes you to different places in Rome.

They say Dan Brown is poor when it comes to research but basically fact or not... i like the way he weaves his stories. I also like the science and religion coming together where you get to have balance. Got a lot of good "conversation" in the book as well.

If you love adventures + not-so-sure-facts (as wikipedia says) + mystery + secret societies + terrorism + murder + religion + science = well this is the book for you.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Luisa Ridge, Laguna

Category: Places and Travel

Overview and Review of Luisa Ridge in Laguna.

When we got there it was drizzling. I love the pool. Of course Laguna's pretty much known for hot spring resorts and pools and so you wouldn't be that surprised. Pools come as Lima Singko here. hehe. But, nevertheless it is still comforting to see one specially when you are from the city.

It has a good environment... very nature-oriented. Too nature-oriented that you'd see lots of "train-train" (those caterpillar-like worms that looks like a train.. thus the nick) and of course earthworm. They are harmless... yes I know that.

It's a perfect spot for trainings because it can give you "peace of mind" specially if you are being one with nature. It gives you this peaceful feeling. Away from the city's hustle and bustle.

The room? Well.. that's another matter. I don't like it. Really. And the bathroom in the room? It's very ancient. I hope they upgrade it one day. Oh well.

Since, it was pretty rainy.. imagine my surprise when I woke up with earthworms on the floor. Eeek. Horrible experience! errrrrrr....

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Giusseppe - Lucena City

Category: Places / Restaurant

Located in Lucena City, Quezon.

It's actually a bar and restaurant. They have yummy food. You better order their best seller's. (I didn't that time..but the ones with us said they have yum best seller's. of course how can it be a best seller if it weren't right? hehe).

I pretty much liked the interior of their restaurant. Their place also has a function hall where you can prolly rent it for business meetings or a large family gathering.

I haven't been around in Lucena that much.... soo.. I can't say this is their best. But they have a nice menu... although we were often told "oh sorry sir.. we dont have that anymore." better ask "what do you have available then?".

But, in fairness to the restobar.... it has good food. :) Nice place for a good conversation.... a date perhaps? ;p

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Ouans Resort, Lucena City

Category: Places and Travel

A very peaceful place. If you want modern stuffs this is not the place for you. If you pretty much want to unwind... well I could suggest this place.

It has an "a-ok" very resort-y accomodation. Not that good but nevertheless it's ok. The pool is not properly maintained.... but it's ok since I don't dive right away on pools.

They have a butterfly farm which makes it good since I'm a butterfly lover! :)

We had our 2-day training held here... it's actually a good place for trainings because it gives you peace of mind. :)

At night you can rent their karaoke and I think they have a pool available just not sure.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Berjaya Times Square

Category: Places / Hotel

Berjaya Times Square sits on top of the world with a wonderful view of the Kuala Lumpur's skyline. This hotel is positioned right at the heart of the Golden Triangle of Kuala Lumpur.

This hotel is just an hour drive from Kuala Lumpur's International Airport.

What I like about this hotel is that it is situated at the central district and has the advantage of being able to shop, dine and be entertained right under one roof.

This hotel is just where you would want to be if you want to unwind in the Garden City of Lights (Kuala Lumpur)

Nice accomodation... really. :)



Malaysia's first IMAX 3D and 2D theatre

:: 1 major departmental store
:: 1 supermarket
:: 9-screen Cineplex
:: 12 levels of leisure, entertainment and shopping
:: 14 major rides at the Cosmo's World Theme Park
:: 56-lane bowling alley center
:: 65 cafes, bistros, restaurants and fast food outlets
:: 900 retail outlets
:: 162 escalators
:: 47 elevators
:: 4,500 car park bays
:: 20 tour coach bays

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Genting Highlands

Category: Travel and Places

Genting Highlands is informally known as the Las Vegas of Malaysia. This is a resort which is accessible by car from Kuala Lumpur in one hour, or by the world's fastest and Southeast Asia's longest cable car.

I did not get to tour the WHOLE place since we have limited time *that means I need to go back there one day!*. They have an amusement park (i did not get to see it but I know they have). They have a casino. They have various shops which I wanted so much to see if I was given time. Tsk tsk.

They also feature productions number the whole year round.. I think. By the time we were there the cast of "FLY" were presenting. It's quite fitting we visited Malaysia for their 50th anniversary. (Visit Malaysia 2007).

The place looks fun. I have yet to discover more spots or whatsoever... because I did not get the chance to tour round the place that much.

I guess I don't need to rate it maybe next time...

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Cititel Hotel

Category: Places Sub-category: Hotel

Located in Penang, Malaysia. We only stayed for a nigh over there. This is basically Penang's business-friendly hotel. It is located at the lobby level, a myriad of cuisine are available ranging from the Kirishima Japanese Restaurant, the Zhonghua Seafood Restaurant and the 24-hour Main Street Café.

I did not go around that much in Penang. Just a few places, we only stayed there for a day or so and a night at Cititel Hotel.

Their hotel accommodation is not that good but I guess it comes with the budget and everything. Hehe.

I like their Morning Breakfast Buffet though. Hehe.

Monday, September 17, 2007

The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Category: Books Genre: Inspirational Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A review and overview of the book "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

It's original title is "Le Petit Prince". This book is often used as a beginner's book for students who wants to learn French.

It's basically like a children's book but the values and viewpoints presented are for adults. Adults are so much concerned by "matters of consequence" that adults forget to cherish the little "hearty" details in life.

A very inspiring book and it has been translated into 160 languages already. In fact, it has the Filipino version called "Ang Munting Prinsipe". For those who doesn't enjoy reading you might as well have fun on this one because it has drawings made by the author himself. That's why it's not so much of a task to read it.

This is also where the famous saying "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye" originated. There's also a thing about death here when the little prince said "You understand.. It is too far. I cannot carry my body with me. It is too heavy. But it will be like an old abandoned shell. There is nothing sad about old shells."

There are a lot of things you would get from "The Little Prince's" experience.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Vanilla Cola

Category: Drink

Just like the Dagoba Dark Chocolate, I wanted to try a "healthy cola" from Healthy Options. And since, I have a thing for Vanilla I choosed the Vanilla flavored Cola a Natural Soda by Hansen's.

It's a great alternative from Softdrinks. :)

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Dagoba Dark Chocolate

Category: Food

Basically this is one of the few chocolates they consider "healthy". In fact, it is good for the heart. Bought it at Healthy Options. A bit expensive but I just want to try out for once what a "healthy chocolate" tastes like. It's actually not bad. Not too sweet... just chocolatey... :)