musings

a bit of news

my cuzin ej’s wife jade just gave birth yesterday evening to a healthy baby boy. the name’s johann raphael. cuzin explains johann is another form for john, meaning a gift of God; and raphael, aside from being a ninja turtle, is also the name of one of God’s angels. i thought jade’s dad’s name, isagarde, would be used for the baby, something the couple teased themselves about. apparently i am told isagarde is a combination of the dad’s godparents or something.  by the time titatems and i got to the hospital, the nursery viewing time was over so i guess we have to wait for tomorrow to see my new nephew. yey!

bought a hard disk multi-media player after seeing cuzin ace with his. i was bowled over the fact that i can watch my movies on tv straight from out of the hard disk. that reduces waste because i need not burn them to dvds. yey! 🙂

watched fringe episode 11 this evening. this episode was great, and loved seeing olivia dunham in action movie mode hehehe the last ugly betty episode was also hot. interesting twist on the connor-molly storyline. and betty asking guest star bernadette peters to be her mentor.

watched the swedish vampire movie “let the right one in” and brad pitt’s “the curious case of benjamin button.”  benjamin button was great and should be viewed in the theater.  im too lazy to write a review about it so this may be all i have to say.  love the submarine scene though hehe and cate blanchet. the swedish vampire movie had a fantastic overall feel as it was eerie and surreal. the snow was itself a character and i loved that there were so few speaking lines. carlo and i also got to watch gus van sant’s milk. sean penn turned a magnificent performance here as did james franco and james brolin. as of this morning, sean penn, brolin and brad pitt are nominated for oscars to this movie. im thrilled heath ledger is also nominated for dark knight. hope he wins  🙂

finished watching the whole top design season 2, loved the works of winner nathan thomas (we’re fans). im inspired not only by his designs but also his style in clothes hahaha currently downloading stylista as well. reviews say the series is bad but i guess we’ll have to see that for ourselves 🙂  thank you bravo tv haha


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musings

betty’s rival

Photobucketwatched ugly betty’s season 3 episodes 5 & 6 back to back tonight and i got so fired up. lindsay lohan’s character is pure evil.

a large part of why shows like these work is that villains are multi-dimensional and are those you love to hate. her character, kimmy, was just pure hate. she stuck out like a real thorn on the side and apparently there were rumors lindsay also had a spat with america ferrera during shoots.  producers allegedly cut down her episodes from 6 to 4, with the recent one being her last. and good riddance. i dont think i could take another episode with her character in it, it was just plain irritating and infuriating i had to blog about it haha.

and in this episode they featured the tico berries, a fictional fruit which is really rambutan. yes, rambutan from your friendly side walk vendors.

now i can sleep knowing betty suarez land is right again. haha

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btw, gio was back for episode 3. hehehe. ok sleep already. zzzzzzzzzzzz

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