Rurouni Kenshin

I just finished watching samurai today at SM City CDO. At first I have no interest in watching it even though im a fan of the anemi version of samurai x. Im not much a fan of to much brutality and blood shedding movie of which I know what the movie would be in its anime version. My reason is that Ive seen much violence in real world that I dont want to add up more by watching more of it on movie.
December 5, 2012 was the start of Rurouni Kenshin (live action) screening in SM City CDO where it exclusively shown. Before it started screening I actually ask my friends who will surely want to watch it and had anticipated for the movie. I just thought ill just tag along with them and yes im curious on the artist.
Today is its 3rd day of screening here in the Philippines and rumors says that todays going to be the last day of screening. After hearing this I suddenly felt the urge to watch it. However, each of my friends watch on their own, so that left me, myself and I who aint seen the movie yet. So even if im alone, off i go and watch the movie.

Unexpectedly, I had tolerated the fight scenes. Takeru Sato, who plays Kenshin Himura is so handsome that would make every woman including me swoon while watching his every moves. He was in character to Kenshin Himura both on the fight scenes and drama scenes. The fight scenes are epic and is the same in the anime version. I say everyone work hard and portray each of their characters perfectly as well as the cinematography. It was a great movie. No wonder everyone is anticipating for a sequel.

My favorite fight scenes...
  • When Kenshin rescue Kaoru and act as if just someone who is innocently swift off Kaoro and just by chance protect her at the same time from being hit by Jin-E sword. The running and jump stunt is what I like most on it.
  • Kenshin's fight scene with 10 samurai's of Kanryu who wants to own the Dojo.
  • Kenshin and Sanosuke fighting the 250 samurai's at Kanryu's Mansion. 
  • And of course Jin'e and Kenshin fight specifically Kenshin showing the High heaven style, Twin dragon strike. The result will make Jin'e elbow broken and tendons snapped of which he can use his arms to handle sword fight.
I dont really say the movie is a version of Samurai X anime. Its because the story in the Rurouni Kenshin (Live Action) is a mixed scenes from the anime. You can say more like a summary also because the same thought and enemies where also in the movie.

Random scenes of which Rurouni Kenshin (Live Action) differs from the anime series...
  • Doctor Gensai and his 2 grand daughters where not on the movie.
  • Supposed to be Kenshin and Sanosuke will fight head to head and then Kenshin will defeat him. In the movie Kenshin never really fight Sanosuke all he did was avoid every attack from Sanosuke.
  • After Kenshin and Sanosuke fight it should be that he will be living in Kamiya Dojo. In the movie he isn't, although at the ending he is already sleeping Kamiya Dojo. Hmm probably a hint on a sequel movie huh?!
The movie actually left me wondered will I ever find a man like him. Well, someone who is willing to protect me whatever that cost him... Not the manslayer Kenshin but Kenshin the Rurouni (wanderer). Lol Just some crazy wish for thinking of a loveless woman. ^_^
Anyways, I will definitely anticipate a sequel of this movie, although there is no clear hint of a part II on the movie. Maybe on the sequel Yokohiro is already great at his fighting skills and Sanosuke showing off his futakoi wani(Im not sure if its the right spelling) technique.

Lovers Know Love Has Consequences. #OneMoreTry

I watched 24/7 at the Centrio Cinema with friends a few weeks ago and before the movie start they show trailers of coming soon movies. One of the movies is One More Try which is Star Cinema and Viva Film's entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival. After watching the full trailer I have already anticipated to watch it since then.
The story is interesting and not a typical tagalog movie, kudos to Jay Fernando and Karen Ramos for the story and script. Though it might be thought kinda the same with No Other Woman of which by chance shared the same director Ruel S. Bayani but the movie is more in depth and touching. Its not just all about love and fidelity in relationship but more about family; a mother's unconditional love, valuing a partners trust  and giving decisions even if the heart is on the line. I also like the actors and actress that they have pick to cast in the movie because they all perfectly portrayed their role so far as what ive seen on the full trailer. Among the cast are Angelica Panganiban, Zanjoe Marudo, Dingdong Dantes, Angel Locsin, Agot Isidro, Carmina Villaroel, Edward Mendez, and Ms. Gina PareƱo.

Love is perfect but lovers are not.
How can something so right seem so wrong?
Love knows no wrong or right.

Here are some of the excerpts in the movie:

Angel Locsin to Dingdong Dantes: Meron na akong anak, may sakit siya. At kailangan niya ng tulong ng tatay niya.
Angelical Panganiban to Agot Isidro: How can you even say no to a mother with a dying child at sa asawa mo na noun pa lang gustong gusto na magkaanak pero hindi ko yun mabigay sa kanya.
Agot Isidro: Baka mamaya yung batang bubuhayin mo ay mismong papatay dyan sa pamilya mo.
Angel Locsin to Zanjoe: Mahal kita pero mas mahal ko ang anak.
Angelical Panganiban to Dingdong Dantes: Ang pera natin hindi basta2x mauubos pero ang pasenxa ko kunti2x nalang.
Angel Locsin to Angelical Panganiban: Kahit isang gabi lang pahiram ng asawa mo.

That Trip To Manila

Off to Manila with my cousin and her boyfriend.
It was supposed to be my vacation escape of the year but it turn out not that way. To the last minute my cousin change schedule so instead of staying in Manila for 2 days we just had 1 day to stroll around. With that the itinerary that I've planned didn't happened also. Here it is:
Day 1
Zoobic Safari (PHP 495)
Activities: features a wide range of habitats like; Tiger Safari, Croco Loco, Savannah, Rodent World, Serpentarium, Aetas Trail, Petting Show and Animal Moozeum.
Marine Park(Php 500) Featuring whale and sea lion shows.
Day 2
Ocean Park Snow Village and then shop at Mall of Asia
When we arrived we rest and had lunch at the hotel. And then off to Mall of Asia for a stroll and dinner. Bought a cellphone for uncle at Nokia Store.
Had my first taste of New Orleans cuisine. Dinner at Gumbo.
Shop for make up at Etude House Mall of Asia.
I was determined to fulfill even just Day 1 of my plan but the travel time will eat out the hours because instead of the 1:45 hours planned it was said that it takes 3 hours to travel Subic. And we still need to take her boyfriend to the airport for his international flight in the morning of Day 1. Instead our day was just spent in Baclaran. We visited the church first, offer our prayer and off to the market and shop. I still haven't give up yet and I suggested ocean park coz I really wanted to witness the Snow Village and will going to stroll at Newport Mall in the evening and grab dinner there but my cousin isn't feeling well. She doze off the whole afternoon. On the evening we went back to Mall of Asia for dinner. we dine at Bulgogi Brothers, a Korean restaurant. The menu is expensive but its all worth with the great costumer service and great tasting food. :)

The next day our flight was scheduled at 2 PM, so we still have time to buy Krispy Kreme or JCo Donuts for pasalubong, but I just doze myself off the whole morning. I even had to drag myself off to bed to prepare to leave and say my goodbye to Manila.
We had a super delayed flight that time also. Boarding time was supposed to 2:25 PM but instead we board the the plane around 3PM and then we stayed at the plane for almost 2 hours because there was a traffic congestion on the planes. We arrived CDO already very late around 6PM. Hmmmm So Manila is holding me back huh! :D

Fabulous Day At The Etude House Centrio Mall Opening

I have been blogging my excitement on Etude House Opening 2 branches in Cagayan de Oro City. And my fairy godmother must be reading at my blog that she grant me an invitation to Etude House Centio Mall opening. Lol
Yes! You heard it right folks. Happiness all over when I was given a chance to explore Etude House Centrio Mall as I please. :D
However, it seems that excitement was not visible on the day of the tour actually because I came late. I was actually early at the mall but I was in company with my cousin and her fiancee. Anyways, it was funny when I got inside. I was like a kid staring at so many toys infront of me that im having hard time to choose which items to test first. Lol

Etude House had the store close coz they exclusively cater us bloggers inside. Here's a pic of fellow bloggers trying out eye make-ups...
Miss Donna Gonzales demonstrating the BB cream applicator.
After Miss Donna's demonstration on BB Cream applicator now im dying to have one also. Its such a handy tool coz it helps you evenly distribute liquid foundation in your face and at the same time massage it.
Here are the list of Etude's recommended products...

  • Wonder Pore Freshner
  • Baking Powder Cleansing Foam Moist
  • Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Cream
  • Total Age Repair – Wrinkle Reduce Royal BB Cream
  • BB Dation (Precious mineral special kit)
  • Color my brows
  • Lash Perm 3 Step Volumecara
  • Mascara Remover
  • AC Clinic Daily Acne Foam Cleanser
I actually felt a bit awkward attending the opening of Etude House Centrio. It's because I was busy and was in a hurry when I left home that day that I didn't have time to put on make up on my face. Well, it turns out perfect because Ladysoda went on and gave me a test make-up with Etude products...
So lets start with my bare face... ;)
We then tried the BB Cream with the applicator. At first I got a tickling feeling but as I got used to it, it feels good on the face already.
Putting on the eye make-up now...
And then finally we are done! Taddddaaa... Whatchatink?
Thanks a lot to Ladysoda for making me look fab and also for the tips she gave me while we were having our make-up session.
And also thanks to Etude House I found the perfect lip color for my lips. Ah I love it very much!
Here's a picture of Northmin Bloggers with Miss Donna Gonzales, the operations manager of Etude House.
Wanna be sweet? Play Etude! ;)

Res|Toe|Run Centrio Mall Opening

Res|Toe|Run invited some fashion/lifestyle bloggers during there opening at the Centrio Mall. When I heard about the invites first, I thought its a restaurant... :D In a way, it is indeed restaurant-food inspired store for shoeaholics’ Kagay-anons like me.

This store surely satisfy every family members appetite for shoes. They have growing menu of footwear selections.
RES - comfortable casual footwear line.
TOE - composed of slippers and sandals that stylishly adore and tickle one’s toes.
RUN - athletic-inspired shoes for active individuals.

Here's the great thing I have discovered, they sell Salvatos and Flipsters. The famous foldable fliplops perfect for traveling. This can also be handy on every girls bag, incase your tired of your heels you can just grab it on your bag and solve the problem. :D

While checking around I spotted 2 items Im eyeing to have...

I want to thank Andrew Dale Camandang, Marketing Communication Officer of Res|Toe|Run for inviting us CDObloggers (Bang, Jacques, Emma) at there opening.
Taking a pic of me with Bang who is very busy taking photos. :D
I really like the decoration and overall look of the store. Its very unique and different from the shoe shops we usually see. And for that, I didn't missed a pic of myself inside the store. ^_^

Etude House In CDO Finally!

I have already mention a few times here that im addicted to anything Korean right? Well, here's a good news to me and to my fellow kikay Kagay-nons...
I am just happy right now coz Etude House will be opening 2 branches here in Cagayan de Oro. I first saw the tarp the other day at SM City CDO when me and my son went strolling. I immediately took a photo of it and share it on my instagram.

The next day I learned that Etude House will also be opening a branch at the soon-to-open Centrio Mall. Wow! What a treat! Definitely happiness to the max... Firstly, I can finally buy there product straight from the shop and not just online. Second, I will no longer wait that long since on November 9, 2012 along with Centrio Mall opening Etude House will also open there shop. SM City CDO branch has no opening date yet. And third, well Centrio is just a few minutes away (not to mention 1 ride only) from our place.
Yay! Wanna be sweet? Play Etude! ;)

Win A Trip To Hongkong!

Yes Hong Kong is one of my dream travel place since I was a kid. I was looking forward in exploring Disneyland but as I grow up, additionally I want to visit the place because its the World's shopping capital. And also a trip to a new place would not be complete without trying out there food! Keyword "Shopping" and "Food", so I really need to save up a lot before getting myself a ticket to visit the place. :D

But hey I have good news to you all! We can get a chance to win a trip to Hong Kong via Cetaphil's Promo. How? We just need to send a scanned copy of the official receipt of our purchase of Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser 118mL and a photo holding the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser 118mL. And then upon submission attach the following information:
Full name
Landline/mobile number
Email address
Send them to IlovemyskinIlovecetaphil[@]

The prize is not just a free trip to Hong Kong but you can also bring someone with you for free and explore Hong Kong for 3 days and 2 nights in a hotel. They will also give a day pass to Disneyland for two. And a pocket money worth US$100. Oh my, that's definitely a big treat! o.O
You guys better hurry! Promo runs from October 22 to November 22, 2012 and is open to all Filipinos 18 years old and above.