quick disclaimer - DO NOT GO THROUGH WITH THIS DRINKING GAME IF YOU ARE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
- obligated to be in a professional/mature situation without enough hangover recovery time.
- Scott Hall
- Jake Roberts
- alluctor cause her wallet and her sleep schedule can’t take it anymore
OK NOW HERE…
…So Help Us God: The Presidents of the Philippines and Their Inaugural Addresses by J. Eduardo Malaya
Learned new things about Philippine Presidents. The terms of Jose P. Laurel, Sergio Osmeña, and Elpidio Quirino struck me the most.
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss
An entertaining read. Finally understood when to use semi-colons, dashes, and my ever-favorite ellipsis properly.
Regret the Error: How Media Mistakes Pollute the Press and Imperil Free Speech by Craig Silverman
Finished this book 4 days before I started working at Rappler. Serves as a reminder for me to be careful in writing
The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home by Dan Ariely
Thought-provoking. Would make you say, “Challenge accepted!”
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
A friend gave this to me as a late birthday gift. Glad I’ve read this before watching the movie.
Command of Office: How War, Secrecy, and Deception Transformed the Presidency, from Theodore Roosevelt to George W. Bush by Steven Graubard
Read this for 13 months, from August 2012 to September 2013!
For 2014, I’m aiming to finish reading 12 books, one per month.
Above: Oro Plata Mata, 3 Idiots and Now You See Me, the films I enjoyed watching the most in 2013.
This year, I tied with my movie tally for 2012. Haha.
Together with the 3 mentioned above, the following completes my top 10 movies for 2013 (in alphabetical order):
- Ang Babae sa Septic Tank
- Life of Pi
- Monsters University
- Pitch Perfect
- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
- Warm Bodies
Unlike last year’s 12, though, I was only able to watch 10 films at the cinemas:
- Jack Reacher - @ Mall of Asia, with Chris S.
- Chinese Zodiac - alone @ TriNoMa Mall
- Life of Pi - alone @ TriNoMa Mall
- Oro Plata Mata (remastered) - alone @ SM Megamall
- Iron Man 3 - alone @ SM Megamall
- Now You See Me - alone @ SM Megamall
- Monsters University - alone @ SM Megamall
- Despicable Me 2 - @ Shangri-la Mall with Drei and Sharry
- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - @ The Podium w/ 24/7
- The Hobbit 2: Desolation of Smaug (in 3D!) - @ Greenbelt 3 w/ Team Bully
Out of the 61 movies in the list below, I’ve watched 21 along with my 24/7 friends in Drei's awesome crib. Thanks, Drei!
The complete list (in alphabetical order):
A Good Day to Die Hard
A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas
Ang Babae sa Septic Tank
ATM (Thai Movie)
Battle of the Year
Despicable Me 2
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Here Comes The Bride
Iron Man 3
It Takes a Man and a Woman
Jack the Giant Slayer
Johnny English Reborn
Life of Pi
Lord of War
Man of Steel
Man on a Ledge
Monsters vs Aliens
My Big Love
Now You See Me
Oro Plata Mata (remastered)
Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Puss in Boots
Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo
Shaun of the Dead
Shrek Forever After
Silver Linings Playbook
Star Trek Into Darkness
The Cabin in the Woods
The Great Gatsby
The Haunted Mansion
The Hobbit 2: Desolation of Smaug (w/ Team Bully)
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The Three Stooges
Tooth Fairy 2
World War Z
Time Lapse: Ayala in 15 Seconds
This is why the Zuellig Building (seen at the right) rocks!
Night footage was cut short because of phone memory constraints.
Note to self: buy an 8GB SD card. xD
The postman was curiously early today. Quarter past 11. I was preparing to eat lunch outside when the doorbell rang.
His delivery was unusual, too. Besides the envelopes for monthly bills, he was clutching what seems to be a small rectangular box wrapped simply but neatly in brown paper.
Written on the box were the initials RCB.
Looks like Lolo Emong has one final adventure up his sleeve for me.
To The Left
Just for fun, I took 5 “online political compass” quizzes earlier today.
All 5 inferred that I am a member of the left, if not left-center. Results ranged from solid liberal to centrist libertarian. Haha.
Here’s how I fared in those quizzes. #ForTheRecord xD
Political Survey: http://politics.beasts.org/scripts/survey
The World’s Smallest Political Quiz: http://www.theadvocates.org/quiz/quiz.php
The Political Compass: http://www.politicalcompass.org/test
Political Spectrum Quiz: http://www.gotoquiz.com/politics/political-spectrum-quiz.html
Political Typology: http://www.people-press.org/typology/quiz
P.S. Nagpa-check-up ako afterwards. Dumugo ilong ko sa mga tanong. #joke xD
November 30, 2013.
Pic #s 1, 4, 6 & 9 by me (Canon PowerShot camera).
Pic #s 2, 3, 5, 7, 8 and 10 by Charlie Casaul (Pentax Q camera).