MOVIE REVIEW: THE PERFECT MATCH


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I don’t know what it is with girls trying to change a man. Or rather, the ego or the feel-good vibes of a playboy changing for just one girl. Right?

I, for one – am not aiming for that. I don’t go around looking for a playboy. But hey, it certainly would feel darn good if I’m his exception — if I turn out to be his trigger, his cannon ball, his khaleesi or simply his dream girl.

“Charlie is a playboy who’s convinced that relationships are dead even though his sister, a therapist, tries to tell him otherwise. His best friends bet him that if he sticks to one woman for one month, he’s bound to fall in love. Charlie takes the bet because he believes that he’s immune to love, until he meets the beautiful and mysterious Eva. Charlie coaxes Eva into a casual affair but soon finds out that she has turned the tables on him, after realizing he wants a bit more from their relationship.”

I just love how she’s dressed in all the scenes! CLASS – SEXY – FINESSE

Chick Flick, 100%. But it’s comedic – romantic – light movie.

 

EAT TAGAYTAY: MARCIA ADAMS


Looking for a place to eat in Tagaytay? A fancy Dinner for the better half I suppose? A catch up lunch with your best buds or A Family get together? Whatever it is, Marcia Adams is the place to be. Every corner is picturesque. Every wall can be a backdrop – pretend you’re in Greece.

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The place is full of greens.

So here’s the tricky part. How to order? Every person will have to pay a Minimum Rate of Php 700 depending on the Main Course that you choose. Whatever the price of your Main Course, that is all you have to pay. Once you decided on your Mains, it comes with 1 Appetizer and 1 Dessert. They do have aa lot of choices though.

For our Appetizer, complimentary bread and dip

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Everyone except one ordered the Amalfi Prawns – Crispy and succulent sea prawns marinated in salt, pepper, olive oil and coated with bread crumbs and pan fried.

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I am 100% certain that everyone will relish the taste of this appetizer. It is everything you can ever hope for. As if dreams are encapsulated inside the crumbs. It’s so good I almost inhaled it in seconds.

Someone also ordered Soup of the Day

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Grilled Aromatic Pork – Pork massaged with aromatic herbs and spices (Php 700)

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Beef Tenderloin and Bacon Kebabs – Provencal style beef marinated in garlic and achovies (Php 875)

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Italian Porkchop – A grilled loin chop seasoned in fennel and pepper. Accompanied with special organic rice made with leeks and chives.(Php 755)

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Classic Shish Kebabs – Lamb marinated in lemon, salt, pepper and olive oil. (Php 985)

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Corsican Beef Stew – (Php 755)

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Grilled Orange with Vanilla Icecream

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Fried Bananas with Chocolate Dip

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Banana Split with Chocolate Icecream

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P.S. Choose your mains as fast as you could because the service is pretty bad. The Appetizer took about 45 minutes before they served it. After finishing the starters, we still had to wait about an hour for our mains and another 20 minutes for our dessert. Whew!

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I told you the serving was pretty slow. Taking pictures in between meals was such a breeze.

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Serving was pretty slow. But the food, thumbs up! I’ll come back!

MOVIE REVIEW: Before Midnight


There was a strong wind last night and a stormy rain to accompany me on the way home. So I was forced to stay in on a Friday night with some Cheese Curls and a bottle of Choco Baby while I watch Before Midnight.

Disclaimer: I haven’t watch the other two Movie Franchise before this. Before Sunset and Before Sunrise

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Her Grandmother’s advice? Not to be too consumed with Romantic Love – I used to believe in this. Well, I’d like to think that I am following this concept. To have your own identity and to have your own thing other than your Romantic Relationship with your partner. But I have to admit, I pretty much fall into the trap all the time. Not completely though. I once sacrificed my sports, my business and my friends. I don’t want to fall in that same hole again. It is important to have a whole other new world outside your relationship. I will work on this. 

We always think we’re evolving, but maybe we can’t change that much.

“He appears and he disappears, like a sunrise and sunset or anything so ephemeral. Just like our life.. we appear and disappear and we are so important to some, but we are just passing through.” – The way he describes her dead husband was heartbreaking, sad, magical and so full of love all at the same time. It’s heartbreaking how much she wants to remember every detail about his husband (the exact color of his lips, the exact shade of blue his eyes are, the wrinkles on his face). It’s fascinating how much love lasts even after so many years.

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Jessie: I have given you my whole life, okay? I got nothing more to give. I’m not giving it to anybody else. If you’re looking for permission to diss all of that, I’m not gonna give it to you, okay? I love you. And I’m not in conflict about it. But if what you want is like a laundry list of all what piss me off I could give it to you.
Celine: Yes, I want you to.
Jessie: Okay, well, let’s start with number one. OKay. Number one, you’re fucking nuts. You are. Goodluck finding someone else who can put up with your shit for more than six months. Okay? But I accept the whole package. The Crazy and the Brilliant. I know you’re not gonna change and I dont want you, it’s what you call accepting you for you.

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This is real life. The movie showed exactly how a couple may hate each others guts so much that they start resenting each other for some choices they made that may have changed the other person’s life. But that’s it. If you love the person, you have to admit all their flaws, all their mistakes, all their imperfections and all you have to do is work through it, with each other, together. 

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When we were young, We always wanted to grow up so fast so we can leave our parent’s house, have all the freedom that we want and do all the things that’ll lead us to greatness but then life happens and you can’t really turn back time. So while we are busy hoping for things, by the time we get there, we regret the things that we missed while we were busy hoping. 

The movie touched on so many topics. I will definitely watch the other two! Will keep you posted.