Tuesday, 27 June 2017

TRAVEL TO MOVIES: WONDER WOMAN

Director: Patty Jenkins
Cast: Gal Gadot , Chris Pine , Robin Wright , David Thewlis , Danny Huston , Ann Wolfe , Elena Anaya , Connie Nielsen , Lucy Davis , Ewen Bremner , Said Taghmaoui , Jag Patel
Plot: Diana Prince is the princess of the Amazons who was raised on a sheltered island filled with a race of immortal super-women, and these women are trained to become unconquerable fighters. When American pilot Steve Trevor accidentally crashes on the island and tells Diana about a war that is happening in the outside world, Diana leaves her home to try to stop the war and becomes a superheroine known as Wonder Woman.


My Movie Review: The movie is a strong success bring you back to like the origin stories! Wonder Woman is the best movie to date in the DC extended universe said by most and it's female empowerment on and off the screen. The hidden island of Themyscira is beauty beyond imagination with the Amazonian warrior princesses what a pleasant sight to seen!! Gal Gadot is perfect fit for role her enticing look with wisdom and bravery that transcends give the audience satisfaction until the end. Chris Pine is a charm magnet their chemistry together is great and his sacrifice in world drawn into conflict of World War I it's admirable!
My Favorite Term: Themyscira (Paradise Island)

Themyscira is depicted as moon-shaped island located in the Aegean, that was given to Amazons by Hera and Zeus after Queen Hippolyta killed Thrax and defeated Ares in an ancient war. Home to the Amazons, a race of warrior women created by the Olympian gods. Wonder Woman is the most well known citizen of Themyscira. The people who inhabit Paradise Island are reincarnated souls of women who were killed by men. The souls were used to create new life by five goddesses: Athena, Aphrodite, Artemis, Demeter, Hestia. The Amazons were given traits from the goddesses: Strength, Beauty, Wisdom and Love. Hippolyta and Antiope who were both sisters that founded Themyscira.

Source: https://comicvine.gamespot.com/themyscira/4020-56187/

Sunday, 25 June 2017

TRAVEL TO PLACES: PHILIPPINES-- FESTIVAL ALABANG

My Personal Experience: I went to the Festival Alabang last year December 17, 2016, together with my best friend. We went there to attend the dedication of my friend daughter in the mall. I don't know what dedication until my friend said it's another word for baptism. Upon arrival we brought the biggest gift from Makati to Alabang it's hassle but all worth it:)














Festival Alabang
It is located in the center of Filinvest City, a business district in Alabang. Festival Alabang formerly known as Festival Supermall is a shopping mall owned and operated by Filinvest Land, Inc.'s subsidiary, Filinvest Alabang, Inc. It is the fifth largest shopping mall in the Philippines. The mall opened on 15 May 1998. The first quarter of 2014, its Administration has recently completed the initial phase of the extension of the mall called The River Park.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

TRAVEL TO MOVIES: PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: SALAZAR'S REVENGE


Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg
Cast: Johnny Depp , Geoffrey Rush , Javier Bardem , Orlando Bloom , Brenton Thwaites , David Wenham , Kaya Scodelario , Kevin McNally , Keira Knightley , Golshifteh Farahani
Plot: When the treacherous Captain Salazar and his crew of ghost pirates escape from the Devil's Triangle, they are determined to wipe out every pirate at sea - including Captain Jack Sparrow. To escape and save himself from his old nemesis, Jack must now seek out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that gives its possessor complete control over the seas.


My Movie Review: The movie is a sinking vessel that raised again after a long off-course! Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge is better so than the other sequels because they went back to the roots of the series and bring some of original cast back to the story! Captain Jack Sparrow is a refreshing sight on the ship during his younger days giving us look on how it all started. It is still fun to watch after all years and there's glimmer of hope for new adventure in the story with the next generation of characters gave the tale variety. Johnny Depp is totally a new person when he puts the captain role it's truly commendable.
My Favorite Character: Henry Turner

Henry Turner was the son of Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann Turner. Following his first encounter with his father, Henry decided to find the legendary Trident of Poseidon so he could free his father from his curse, an obligation to sail the Seven Seas for all eternity as captain of the Flying Dutchman. When he grew up, Henry became a sailor in the Royal Navy, serving on the Monarch. During his adventures, he encountered the terrifying ghost crew led by Armando Salazar, who requested him to find the known pirate Jack Sparrow. Along the way he met Carina Smyth who is accused of being a witch and in possession of a Diary with clues that will lead to Trident of Poseidon together with Captain Jack Sparrow.

Source: http://pirates.wikia.com/wiki/Henry_Turner

Friday, 16 June 2017

TRAVEL TO PLACES: PHILIPPINES-- MANILA HOTEL

My Personal Experience: I went to the Manila Hotel last year January 2, 2016, together with my family. We went there to be near the church and dress up for my sister's wedding! Manila Hotel is within rage at San Agustin Church that's why I decide to check-in. While in our room I took photos down of Intramuros the oldest district and historical core of Manila.














Manila Hotel
The Manila Hotel is a 570-room, historic five-star hotel located along Manila Bay in Manila, Philippines. The hotel is the oldest premiere hotel in the Philippines built in 1909 to rival Malacañang Palace, the official residence of the President of the Philippines and was opened on the commemoration of American Independence. The hotel complex was built on a reclaimed area of 35,000 square metres at the northwestern end of Rizal Park along Bonifacio Drive in Ermita. Its penthouse served as the residence of General Douglas MacArthur during his tenure as the Military Advisor of the Philippine Commonwealth 1935..

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

TRAVEL TO MOVIES: KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD

Director: Guy Ritchie
Cast: Charlie Hunnam , Jude Law , Astrid Bergés-Frisbey , Eric Bana , Djimon Hounsou , Annabelle Wallis , David Beckham , Aidan Gillen , Millie Brady , Daniel Stisen , Freddie Fox
Plot: Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the epic fantasy action adventure “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”. Starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, the film is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne. When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy…whether he likes it or not.


My Movie Review: The movie is an exhilarating ride truly satisfying with its fast pace style! King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword is a very decent tale with flashy set pieces put together in a thoughtful way. I'm shocked with the negative response it got from the critics saying it is a royal mess because it under performed at the box office that's the only reason I think! It's a Guy Ritchie movie for sure it's high quality for me his brand is synonymous to stylish. Charlie Hunnam is pretty solid as King Arthur and commit to his reluctant but good heated role but Jude Law stands out more as the act king with his black and white fur winter coat!
My Favorite Term: Excalibur (The Legendary Sword)

Excalibur or Caliburn is the legendary sword of King Arthur, sometimes attributed with magical powers or associated with the rightful sovereignty of Great Britain. Sometimes Excalibur and the Sword in the Stone (the proof of Arthur's lineage) are said to be the same weapon, but in most versions they are considered separate. The sword was associated with the Arthurian legend very early. In Welsh, the sword is called Caledfwlch; in Cornish- the sword is called Calesvol; in Breton- Kaledvoulc'h; and in Latin- Caliburnus.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Excalibur

Monday, 12 June 2017

TRAVEL TO PLACES: PHILIPPINES-- PERI-PERI CHARCOAL CHICKEN

My Personal Experience: I went to Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken this year May 26, 2017, together with my brother and his wife and my nephew. We went there to have dinner and night out as they arrived from Singapore. This is my first time seeing my nephew in person his the cutest! I love the style of the restaurant- the colorful bottles and chicken figurines!!!














Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken
This chain has been around for a while, even before piri-piri became everyday vocabulary for Filipinos. In true Portuguese tradition, the sauces speak for the dish and roving cart carries bottles of saucy concoctions like Mango Lime & Honey Pinakurat. Peri-Peri refers to African bird's eye chili which they use for their customized sauces. Expect dishes that are spit-fire grilled to perfection with African spice mixes brought in all the way from Africa.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

TRAVEL TO MOVIES: ALIEN: COVENANT


Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Michael Fassbender , Noomi Rapace , Guy Pearce , Danny McBride , Billy Crudup , James Franco , Jussie Smollett , Carmen Ejogo , Katherine Waterston , Demián Bichir
Plot: The crew of the colony ship, Covenant, is searching for a distant planet on the far side of the galaxy. Upon arrival, the place seems like an uncharted paradise but it turns out to be a dark and dangerous world, and the only inhabitant is David, who survived the doomed Prometheus expedition.


My Movie Review: The movie is nail-biting experience will keep your senses heighten! Alien: Covenant is a unravel mystery that will keep you guessing and master of suspense that will leave you at the edge of your seat. It is astonishing comeback of the Alien Brand expanding the universe to new insight and parallel horizon! No moment waste pure action. Ridley Scott is successful in creating a terror keeping our eyes stock on the screen and does justice in reinventing the story in what happened in the Prometheus Expedition. Michael Fassbender look can cut a knife those piercing eyes are dangerously enchanting!
My Favorite Character: Xenomorph XX121 (Alien)

Xenomorph XX121 referred to as simply the Xenomorph and known colloquially as the Alien, is a highly aggressive endoparasitoid extraterrestrial species. The Xenomorphs are vicious predatory creatures with no higher goals than the propagation of their species and the destruction of any life that could pose threat to them. Xenomorphs are eusocial, with a fertile Queen breeding a host of subordinate castes. The creatures are known for their potent acidic blood and their pharyngeal jaws, in which their offspring are implanted inside living hosts before erupting violently from their chest, in many ways their signature aspect.

Source: http://avp.wikia.com/wiki/Xenomorph_XX121_(Alien)