My youngest daughter would sing the songs from Nestle’s Kasambuhay Habambuhay TVC. It is her LSS so to speak. Here is the Nestle 100 Years Pag-ibig TVC if you haven’t seen it yet:

So when I had the chance to be invited to last night’s (June 8 ) special screening of Nestle’s Kasambuhay Habambuhay Short Film Anthology at PH Nestle’s HQ, I decided to attend the event, dragging my youngest daughter with me who had her initial session at Global Art yesterday. No rains nor high water can make us not come because my Bunso was not going to take “NO” for an answer. It was after all, a chance for her to see what she has been singing about for several days.

Anyway, I’m glad we went. We sure did have a great time as I’ve written earlier in my Teacher Julie FB page.

So there, I think my laughter was one of those that resonated the venue’s walls where we watched the Nestle Kasambuhay Habambuhay Short Film Anthology. I don’t know if it was obvious when my tears were falling but I know, there were some whose heart strings were tugged just like me.

There are 10 shorts films with 10 minutes each featured in Nestle Kasambuhay Habambuhay Short Film Anthology. Please click on the title to be directed to the YouTube trailer:

  • The Howl and the Fussyket directed by Chris Martinez (Genre: a family comedy of manners; Brand: Bear Brand Instant Milk). 8-year old Aaron (Gerald Pesigan) volunteered to be his grade 2 class’ representative in the coming English Declamation contest. Will he win the contest despite his obvious difficulties interchanging “p” and “f”? How will his mother (Eugene Domingo) and sister (Kiray) help him prep for the competition? This is a story of perseverance, family unity and knowing what triumph is all about. Guaranteed howls of laughter and “awww…” moments.
  • Unplugged directed by Raul Jorolan (Genre: a feel-good adventure of discovery; Brand feature: Milo . Foot ball coach (Marvin Agustin) brought his team of young football players to his grandfather’s (Eddie Garcia) home in the province to bond. But as the grandpa observed, they are all engrossed with their handheld gadgets so he asked them to give it all up and stay unplugged. The boys had so much fun enjoying the outdoors, coming to the realization that by going offline, they are able to reconnect back to (the simple joys) in life: a life unplugged. Note: one of my personal favorites.
  • Silup directed by Jun Reyes. Genre: A Gritty Urban Drama. Brand feature: Bear Brand Sterilized Milk. Silup, Pulis spelled backwards, is about a Manila cop (Sid Lucero) who is a third generation policeman. He sees crime, had been shot at which missed. He is strict and tough but at home, he is that caring person who lives with his grandma (Gloria Romero). Be prepared to see what these cops deal with and believe me, some of the scenes are not something you’d probably want to see in real life. continue reading this entry »

When I got an sms if I wanted to watch the premiere showing of Star Cinema’s latest movie, Miss You Like Crazy starring John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo, I said “YES”.

I was not sure hubby would say yes to me though, I just had to take a chance at that šŸ˜€

It has been years since I watched a Filipino-made movie on the big screen. Except for a preview of this movie that I watched a few days before Miss You Like Crazy, I admit, my movie preferences are a bit different.

Miss You Like Crazy movie balloons

So, going to a movie premiere is fun, albeit crowd can be high energy and bit rowdy especially when the stars arrive: screaming fans, a bustle here and a bit of a jostle there plus a lot of small talk. Good thing we were asked to go inside the theaters before they arrived.

John Lloyd Cruz, Bea Alonzo, Cathy Garcia-Molina and another actor

I deliberately did not read any reviews on the movie because I didn’t want mine to be influenced even for a bit by what others wrote. This is my take on the movie Miss You Like Crazy:

I have not watched the trailer in full before I went to the premiere. I was prepared to see an engagement ring filled with diamonds, travels to exotic places, mushy romantic scenes that will melt my heart, and scenesĀ  that will move me to tears. The movie did nothing of the sort.

Here’s why.

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Posted by julie @ 1:51 pm

Late though it may be, the whole family tropped to the cinemas to watch the latest Harry Potter movie, HP and the Half-Blood Prince.

The younger children were behaved in the movie house. They have watched all earlier HP movies. I have read all seven books myself.

Since it has been a looong time when I have read the book, I knew there was something amiss inĀ  the movie.

The obsessive-compulsive in me had to look up the book, particularly during the ending part. Then I saw it: the “funeral” or tribute to Dumbledore.

I knew how the ending will be but a tear or two still managed to escape my eyes. Drama queen not, am just a cry-baby.

The kids were a bit disappointed we were not able to go to their favorite toy store because we only had a few minutes to spare before the movie started and had no time to look around. I was planning to see the lcd monitors on sale in one of the stores.

Oh well, next time, when we have more time, we definitely will spend more time to look around.

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