Before the boy knew he could fly (L Reviews#4)

Before I start with the review proper I’d like to say my sorry for making you wait a little bit longer than expected with the movie review I promised but anyways it is here and I am glad and thankful you are still there to read it.

Let’s start? 😀

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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Okay, lazy ‘ol me would not want to spoil you so much so I would like to share the movie trailer of this said film for your viewing pleasure.

A NEW PERSPECTIVE

What most people, like me, do not know of is the whole story of Peter Pan. All we know about is the Disney adaptation of the novel. We only know that Captain Hook was the villain to Peter Pan’s Neverland adventures.

In this film, it gave the viewers an idea of what happened before they even met each other. How Peter discovered Neverland and how he met Hook. There was no Wendy or any of the Darlings in sight. It is truly Peter as a boy. He had no idea yet that he will never age and he could fly. All he knew about was that he had a mother and she will return for him and take him away from the grimy orphanage he was living in.

A SIGHT FOR SORE EYES

The treatment of the film itself was a typical Warner Bro’s production fantasy film. It actually reminds me of the Harry Potter franchise specifically what they did to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Goblet of Fire. Maybe it is just me comparing the ship ride to Neverland scene to the Knight Bus scene as similar and also the Mermaid scence to the Mermaid scene on GOF as weirdly synonymous. As a Potterhead, I am happy that this film turned out this way.

There was no boring scene so viewers can expect their little ones to catch up with the story and understand what is going on. I think that is actually the target audience of the film, children and child at heart.

ROCK AND ROLL

The most memorable part of the film,for me, is the music they used. It has some comedic twists to it. Specially when it comes to the Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman) scenes. You better listen to it carefully because you might not recognize it at first but some are very popular songs.

The soundtrack of the film is not tacky unlike most film of the same genre. Pan contains a little bit of “theatrical vibe” on their soundtrack.

TALENT EVERYWHERE

The actors of the film are to be praised by their wonderful acting. Specially the effort of having to dress their part. Even the production crew should also be admired because of how immaculate the set, costumes, make up, etc. looked. It was also one reason why it was hard to miss any part of the movie.

PAN IS A MUST SEE MOVIE FOR THE YOUNG AND YOUNG AT HEART. 😀

Unfortunately, the film flopped the box office because it’s release date was the same as the movie the Martian. I think this would have gained better attention and audience had it been released in a different date.

so better grab those DVD/Bluray copies when it comes out because I think this one is going to be another classic.

♥L

Long Weekend Madness (L Blogs#1 and Reviews#2)

The long weekend has come and pass. (yet again.) To all my Muslim brothers and sisters, I hope you had a meaningful  Eid’l Adha celebration.

I am very saddened though by the news that the celebration became a disaster in Mecca due to a stampede that killed almost 700 people (please correct me if I am wrong). So enough about current events because we have CNN for that. :)))

What did I do on the long weekend? Okay, lets start.

Cafe Moraco Thursday

My parents went to fetch me ,my brother and sister here in Manila. My brother was very eager to go home because he wants to eat dinner out and my parents, as always, gave in to his request. He wanted to go to a restaurant in or near SM Mall of Asia but we went to Cafe Moraco, Kawit instead.  It was not our first visit on this cafe. It is actually my mother’s favorite place to eat Chicksilog (Chicken, fried rice and fried egg). The place serves great “silogs”,finger foods/ snacks, pastas, frappes and hot beverages. They also have board games that can be borrowed by surrendering your ID to the staff. I think this is a great idea specially in a place that is not a fan of cafes and hanging out at cafes. I would love to take my high school barkada here rather than go to QC for the board games place named Ludo but I might change my mind once we are already there. Haha. Now, I miss them. haha

I just realized as I am writing this post that Cavite is becoming an extension of Metro Manila. It has hip places to hangout at and there are more emerging establishments of the same nature as in Manila. Did i mention Zark’s has a branch in SM Bacoor?

Okay, back to Cafe Moraco. I ordered their pasta specialty that I forgot the name but it has “espanola” on it. It is a spaghetti dish with spanish sardines and an oil based sauce. It’s good.  I like the spicy kick it has. For drinks, I ordered an almond frappe. That also tastes so good and very refreshing.

What caught my sister’s and eventually my parent’s attention is Tatsi’s Frappe. My mama and papa were figuring out how to say it and I guess my father being an ass as he is thought of it as something disgusting (shit!). Yes, I am kind of embarrassed and impressed by how he thought about it. I am very sorry to the waiter that was taking our order and to the admin for his behavior and reaction. My mother then asked why it is called that way and the waiter told us that Tatsi is the owner’s grandfather. Thanks Mama for making it more awkward. That was the bad highlight of our visit there. Until now when I remember it, it makes me sorry  for my father’s thinking.

Overall…

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Food and Beverages:  4 stars
Ambiance:  3 stars
Staff attitude:  4 stars
Location: 4 stars

Overall:4 stars2If you want to know more about this cafe, Click here, check out their FB page. 😀

Green Inferno Friday

That morning went by so fast. I woke up and had a quick breakfast and took a bath. It was because we had to take our pooches to the vet for check-ups. We had 3 dogs with us and left 4 at home. If you want to call animal hoarders go ahead but we love and take care of them all so it is not really hoarding.  Our priority was our little Pomspitz, Cookie, she got bit by our Chow chow, Bart, hard and she badly needs medical attention. We already gave her antibiotics and vitamin B but ma and my sister think its best to go to the vet. We were early when we got there and the vet was not there yet. She did arrive and told us that Cookie needs to be brought to a special vet because the bite is very severe. 😦 I was deeply saddened by hearing this because my parents won’t go to Alabang or Tagaytay to take her there. So there. We are currently giving her more antibiotics and Yaya is taking good care of her. She looks better when we left her Monday morning. She just needs to get her appetite back. The other two dogs only had deworming and were healthy and happy that they went out.

When I got home I rested a bit and had plans of going out at 3pm to watch a movie with the one and only Brickmerch (visit his site clicky clicky) We planned to see a movie that Saturday but we changed plans and met each other on a Friday instead. Heneral Luna was the one on our list but when I saw Green Inferno is showing at SM Bacoor we went there and watched that movie instead. Ahahaha.the_green_inferno-2

The movie itself was not in the horror category in my opinion. It was more of gore. The movie did not have much of a deep story but what caught my attention was the editing of the movie itself. The saturation of the colors specifically red was so saturated that it made the tribe bloody red. I fell in love with the coloring of fillm. And how sharp the picture was. My tip is to wait for the credits to end because there is a surprise at the end. 😉

My movie verdict is:3 starsI had a great time that Friday as usual. 😀

Laidback Saturday and Sunday

These two days went by so fast. Specially Saturday. The only highlight I could think of is the Aldub episode. Ahahahaha. #kiligmuch. I do think the episode last Saturday was better than the one this Saturday. Okay, I follow the infamous love team. They make me laugh but all the efforts and kudos to Wally Bayola who really does the funny parts of the “Kalyeserye”.

Sunday was all about the family. We went to church at SM Rosario and went straight to the supermarket as soon as the mass ended. I was able to convince my mother that I want to buy ingredients for Apple crumble and she agreed but I think she regretted that she allowed me. It is just a trial one. I think ill be able to pull it off the next time I make it. I just need more sugar and butter in my life. Ahaha. We also made meatballs which was brother approved. 😀

I like cooking. It makes me happy but I do not think I can cook well enough yet. I need more practice and more cookbooks to read to be able to be a good cook.

I also practiced some photoshop tweeks and also pencil drawings. :))) I need more practice.

Still in the process of but im so excited to show all of you the final result soon. :D

Still in the process of  finishing it but I am so excited to show all of you the final results soon. 😀

I guess that is all I did during this long weekend. I hope you enjoyed reading my adventures as much as I love writing it all for all you 😀

♥ L