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This Week's Recap // 8

I was thinking of what to put here last week, I even made drafts and lists and all on my planner but all ideas scribbled down were scratched. I told myself (LOL not really talking to myself out loud) not to pressure myself anymore of placing anything here for the sake of keeping this up to date. Anyway, the weekend unfolded, and tadaa! I have something to write about now! Hahaha.

First of all, my Instagram account could fade away into oblivion and I, right now, couldn't care any less. Look at those boring photos on top that I snapped throughout the weekend. Ugh. Without further ado, here's a rundown of the things I kept myself busy with over the weekend. Because the week really starts with the weekend, right?

FILMS. Watched The Imitation Game and Reality Bites (yes, again) last Friday, and saw Cinderella at the cinema last Sunday. Took the night off last Friday because I was feeling like a 700-year-old woman all week long due to flu. After going to the doctor, spent a few hours watching films and eating liempo from Baliwag. Hahaha. Do you know what The Imitation Game and Cinderella have in common? They feature actors from Game of Thrones! Charles Dance stars in the former as this very Tywin Lannister character as well (hahaha) and Richard Madden's the prince in the latest adaptation of the fairytale.

The Imitation Game is a great film and didn't fail at giving me goosebumps by the time it ended. Keira Knightley was amazing in this film, too! She's slowly becoming my favorite girl recently (where are you Kirsten Dunst!) with her pick for roles in the films she did last year! Cinderella, on the other hand... I don't know. Let's just say I highly disagree with the film's ratings at Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB. Ever After is way, way better than this. Maybe I'm just expecting a modern approach but the people behind the film stuck 100% faithful with the original storyline. So if you're expecting any twists or spins, let me break it to you: there was no spinning or twisting or anything to that effect. None. And is it just me totally distracted by Helena Bonham Carter's false teeth???

MUSIC. Rachael Yamagata and a teeny bit of Aqualung. I think I've only heard one song from her before which I copied from my brother's iPod. Burn got me reacquainted with her music last Friday and I've been listening to her albums through Spotify. My favorite track is Duet from her Elephants... Teeth Sinking Into Heart album.

FOOD. Had lunch at Wrong Ramen with Mitch after viewing a condo unit somewhere in Taguig. (See photos above!) Yep, decided to live in the city again! I just had it with the crazy traffic of the south and since rainy days are around the corner again, I really need to live somewhere nearer where I work. Had the FU Ramen which was basically the breakfast ramen as it had fried egg, spam and strips of bacon in it. Super sinful but delicious. Hahaha.

Okay. So this is me trying so hard right now to incorporate a little post about cupcakes. If you've been here a while, you know that I'm a rabid fan of these sweets to the point that I had to make a little section for it on my sidebar, a form of profession of my fervent love to this pastry, showing the number of different cupcakes I've tried and consumed in the little time that red velvets became such a huge hit in this side of the world.

Saw The Flour Girl's kiosk in SM Mall of Asia before proceeding to buy tickets for Cinderella. I haven't had cupcakes in a very long while (I can't remember the last time!) so I decided to buy 4 variants (Red Velvet, White Pistachio, Salted Caramel, Chocolate Nutella) to take home to my folks (lol they're really just for me jk) Love the packaging but cupcakes were just... okay. I'm not really fond of grainy frosting and totally had that with the Red Velvet. And I was really hoping for a cream cheese flavor -- not there. White Pistachio was lacking any kind of flavor, though I loved the crusty outer layer of the bread and crunch of the chopped nuts.

READS. Dino decided one afternoon to share the weirdness that is the story of The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami (best if you buy a copy, the illustrations are pretty). I don't really understand why he did that because, I thought, on normal circumstances, if it were me, I wouldn't really boggle another person's existence by asking them to read this book. Hahaha. It was a quick read that was super odd, and I kept anticipating for something to happen, for it to have a point, that everything will be justified in the end but that was it. It was weird. And sad. And I kind of hate feeling that way after reading a book or watching a film. This book bothered me so much I ended up watching Alice in Wonderland and Spirited Away this morning.

Happy Monday, everyone!


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