Saccharine Irony

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Should Have Been in Bantayan Island Today… March 20, 2010

Filed under: confessions,Events,Love,Women — Aimee @ 10:16 am
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… to witness my good friend Dennise’s lovely beach wedding at sunset. But instead I am stuck at home, nursing a dancing hangover, and writing this lousy blog post. I canceled my trip to Cebu and to Bantayan Island early this week due to work complications. This freelancing thing is getting on my nerves, and with the scheduled blackouts disrupting my writing schedules almost on a daily basis, I was left with no choice but to choose work over vacation this weekend, or else I’ll go broke before month-end.

Plus, today is also Chaya’s wedding in Malaybalay, held at the same church where I want to profess my marriage vows in someday, the Monastery of Transfiguration. For months, I had been in a dilemma, thinking how I will inevitably be missing one wedding, by taking part in another.

But because I promised to grace Dennise’s wedding first, and talks of her getting married in early summer surfaced way before Chaya began planning about her own, I was leaning towards the Bantayan Island wedding party. As early as January, I began shopping for a dark-violet strapless dress to wear to the beach wedding, as well as an abaca-made wrist bag to go with the summer-beachy theme. Also, I bought some new eye make-up, and prepared the pink and brown printed  summer dress which I never had occasion to use, intending to wear it over breakfast after the wedding party.

So much for being a fashionista girl scout. Today, I am at home, feeling a bit wistful, wishing I were someplace else, where blue skies and chilled margaritas go perfectly together. Well last night I went clubbing with the girls, and though I had some Gilbey’s Premium Strength Gin and danced for two hours in my 3-inch party heels, I’d still much rather be in a deserted white beach, witnessing another happily-ever-after, and staring dreamily into the sunset.

Gahd. I feel like crying right now. Weddings and spoiled plans always do that to me.



Couch Potato Movies April 14, 2008

Filed under: Movies — Aimee @ 7:14 am
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For the past month or so, the only luxury I have allowed myself apart from my regular visits to the malls to eat siomai, is watching movies either on cable, on DVDs, or at the theatres. The weather is annoying the sanity out of me, and as much as summer is a great time for outdoor fun, there’s nothing pleasing in burning oneself under a 34 degree sun. Below is a rough list of the movies which had consoled me in my temporary state of solitary confinement.

1. The Water Horse – A movie about the mythical Loch Ness monster minus the horror. This is best watched by the entire family, since kids will obviously adore the egg-hatched sea creature. Good for a boring, rainy, Sunday afternoon.

2. Silk – Lovely, sad, haunting, sensual. A French silk trader became enamored with a beautiful Japanese girl, and as soon as he comes home to his wife, he starts receiving letters from the girl halfway across the world.

3. The Mist – Placid and uninteresting at times, except towards the end when the twist of the story delivers an unconventional conclusion. Gotta admire Mr. Stephen King’s courage and originality when it comes to playing with human emotions in his fiction. And oh, the monsters were downright disgusting.

4. P.S. I Love You – Hillary Swank and Gerard Butler were lovely in this movie. Funny and heartbreaking. Plus, Holly Kennedy’s shoe designs are exquisite.

5. The Other Boleyn Girl – Great for a crash course on British history. I was forced to read up articles on King Henry VIII and his wives: Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, and Katherine Parr, and many other unnamed mistresses. However, the movie did not remind me of old England except for the lavish costumes. It’s a nice thing Eric Bana is smashing gorgeous because the real King Henry was anything but.

6. Catch and Release – Saw this on cable. Good, quirky fun. Reminds us of the complexity of human affairs and its repercussions.

7. Atonement – Beautiful, tragic, memorable. Keira Knightly and James McAvoy could burn the silver screen with their passionate chemistry. Remind me to buy the novel.

8. My Bestfriend’s Wedding – My all-time favorite romantic comedy. Saw it again for the nth time. My heart grieved for Julia Robert’s character for the nth time. Made me want to play “The Way You Look Tonight” over and over again. Sigh.

9. Doomsday – Pathetic excuse for a film. Buy a McDonalds Burger meal or go get your hair trimmed. Your money will have better uses. No other comments.

10. Horton Hears a Who– is very charming. Horton the elephant found a speck which turned out to be an entire planet where the city of “Whoville” is in thriving existence. So he takes care of it and even risks life and limb for the microscopic “Whos”. Maybe the country’s leaders could learn a valuable thing or two from Horton who always says with conviction that “a person’s a person no matter how small.”