Wednesday, September 10, 2008

my furry little shadow



our furry pet came to us 2 days before the Christmas of 2003. i don't really know what to expect and i was reluctant to take her since i am not so sure how my parents would react to this little cutie. well, just one good look...that's all it took for shadow to win everyone over.


she was born on the 3rd of November. her parents were george and shivers. shadow is a carbon copy of her mom. her size though she got from her dad.


shadow is a diva...she sings a lot and she's very, very smart. check out the poses...


she is such a cutie...and she lived up to her name. wherever we go, shadow is sure to follow.


she used to sleep beside us in our bed (me and my sisters') when she was still a baby. as she grew older, she became more independent and assumed ownership of our couch...
if only she could live forever....i hope she lives to more than a hundred..

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

of love, passion and lust...

i watched original sin last night....i have to say that i liked every part of it. antonio and angelina gave so much justification to the characters that i cannot imagine any other actor or actress who could have done a most effective portrayal.






in one particular part of the movie, a friend of luis asked him if what he felt was lust or love. the difference between the 2 according to his old friend was the fact that in love - you give and just give more...lust on the other hand is to take and take more.









as i look at it...in any man-woman relationship...both cannot be separated. it's hard to love someone and yet desire another...but it is possible to love and desire the same person.






anyway, this movie was said to be a screen adaptation of a novel entitled, Waltz into Darkness by Cornell Woolrich. Fascinating! I have to go and get myself a copy of this one.









i love antonio's character. here, he portrayed a man who became vulnerable when he started loving this mysterious woman. he is such a sensitive soul. one of the scenes that i truly love was when julia expressed that she was shy of visits..in other words, she's not yet ready to consummate their marriage and he understands! "if you wish me to come to you, i will but not before" - oh man! if i'm julia...i would adore him that very minute.









what i like about angelina's character was her confusion...is she going to be a bonnie or a julia? a devoted wife or a thief? a lover or a murderer? i guess in the end..she didn't pick any....she came to be her own person...a woman who chose to love her husband....









i love it...

Thursday, September 4, 2008

One Night in Baguio...

It was just an overnight stay in Baguio....but we made the most out of it by going out on a date at Cafe by the Ruins..
We will be back...with a vengeance!!!!!
Lemongrass iced tea with honey as thirst quenchers...
Watercress soup with shitake mushrooms to warm our tummies
Warm camote bread with butter and jam, soft and chewy...
Fetuccine with cream and fish roe for an additional carb fix...
Strawberry shortcake, the star of the night!







thousands of miles away from my love...



dear bem,


some things i realized now that we are thousands of miles apart:


1. that i would want to sleep and wake up next to you every single day of my life

2. that i enjoyed being your favorite coffee, movie and food trip date

3. that i would never tire of hearing your voice over and over again

4. that i miss your laughter, your presence, your touch....

5. that this would be the last time that we will be away from each other again.


i love you so much and i will be there with you soon...