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on eleanor & park


freakin’ know the feeling! but i thought, it’s worth it. there’s never an inch of regret on my part. i definitely fell in love with the book. It’s so much fun and romantic. The only problem is that i can’t get over it. i want more! i cry book two! ms. rainbow rowell, yah hear me? i’m begging. hear me out please.


…or there’ll be no more. it’s kind of fine for me but that’s just really sad. no more eleanor and park. back reading would be my only remedy.

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What are the chances you’d ever meet someone like that? he wondered. Someone you could love forever, someone who would forever love you back? And what did you do when that person was born half a world away? The math seemed impossible.

— Eleanor and Park

"I don’t like you, Park," she said, sounding for a second like she actually meant it. "I…" - her voice nearly disappeared - "think I live for you."
He closed his eyes and pressed his head back into his pillow.
“I don’t think I even breathe when we’re not together,” she whispered. “Which means, when I see you on Monday morning, it’s been like sixty hours since I’ve taken a breath. That’s probably why I’m so crabby, and why I snap at you. All I do when we’re apart is think about you, and all I do when we’re together is panic. Because every second feels so important. And because I’m so out of control, I can’t help myself. I’m not even mine anymore, I’m yours, and what if you decide that you don’t want me? How could you want me like I want you?”
He was quiet. He wanted everything she’d just said to be the last thing he heard. He wanted to fall asleep with ‘I want you’ in his ears.

— Eleanor and Park

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talk about I.N.T.E.N.S.E.

nearly puked my heart out. huhu. 

relationship goal


one like rachel mcadams and ryan gosling have shared once (too bad they broke-up). only mine and my future love’s would last till our deaths.

Which side of me is better? The dimpled one? Or the chinita one? Haha. Each side has its perk. Waw. :’)

Which side of me is better? The dimpled one? Or the chinita one? Haha. Each side has its perk. Waw. :’)

the list goes on

here’s the deal, i haven’t got into any job after almost 2 months of graduating from college; i searched and unfortunately haven’t found any employer who’s interested in hiring me so far and if there were some, they were offering me these job descriptions that aren’t really involved in my field of interest and/or a career married to a messed-up schedule (good luck to that). from time to time, i grew tired of sending application letters thru e-mails and job sites, attending interviews which mostly questions only what were given in my resume (seriously, why can’t you just read? then maybe we can proceed to the actual interview) and desperately waiting for that damn call those evaluators have told me; and whenever i feel all worthless and shitty because of the freakin’ hurtful rejections i have received, i allow myself to take a break, loosen up a bit, wonder not-so-far and devote my me-time-‘almost-all-the-time’ to reading books and movies. i give myself a moment to indulge in these leisure activities. i personally worship the good old chick flicks and mainly turn to these romantic films that could nurse my broken ego and easily woo my perk-up mood back to my system. 

for the past few weeks, i was able to accomplish these wonderful movies that i want to share with you. if you happen to have that ‘time off’, go try and watch some of these…


1. Definitely, Maybe

this is the first movie to make the list; i found out about this through browsing the internet, looking for a movie with the lightest genre i could search. i find it the ‘lightest’ for the reason that the story involves a child character- the narrative involves a single dad doing bedtime story telling with his daughter revisisting his own fairy tale- and it gave me an insight that this would not only incorporate romantic relationship but also family relationship which i later proved to be right. 

i was kind of confused on how to react on every relationship Will has been to, he had three. we usually encounter a romantic film that only depicts a single love story; well, in this one, you’ll be blessed to hear three. i mean three stories: two girl-meets-boy story and one love story. the story is unpredictable and has a share of its own surprises. i won’t say that the movie’s great but its not that bad either, i mean, i liked it and i like the character of Will, because he got the looks yet he’s not a player. i’ve never been a fan of striking blonds but not until this movie. i’ve had a bit of a crush with Ryan Reynolds after watching this- he’s really tall, i mean, really and good looking enough to go unappreciated.


2. She’s Out Of My League

last saturday, me and my movie buddies watched the film ‘robocop’ where in i first saw Jay Baruchel- the male protagonist in this (SOOML) movie. my older brother and my uncle immediately recognized him as the star in movies such as ‘the art of the steal’ and this- ‘she’s out of my league’ which got me in a bit of awe because it’s unlikely for them to recognize this kind of movie- a chick flick. later on, my older brother continued talking about Jay; that he looks up at him dearly and he’s one of his favorite actors. these infos steered my curiosity of this Jay they’re talking about and found myself, after a day, search for him in google.

i think most of us can relate to the story of this movie. i mean everyone has his or her own insecurity issue that gets in the way of getting what they want, who they want to be or to be with. even if you’re already God given gorgeous hard-10, you might still have something that makes you feel less, ugly or unworthy as a hard-5, 6 or 7 struggles with. not being fully aware of our own worth as a person, we tend to compare ourselves with other people who we think are way better than us and think of our own selves as minors. what we don’t know is that there are those hard-10 who sincerely look up to hard-5. all i intend to say is that we are all uniquely created by our Creator. we are all equal in His eyes whether you are a 10 or a 2, or even a 0. no one should boast and loathe themselves and we should always appreciate what He has given us. okay, i may now sound emotional and undeniably subjective that i might have bored you already but the movie is fun and has its lesson so i recommend you to try it, specially, the guys, since this movie should serve as a guy version of chick flicks. hoho.


3. The Change-Up

OMG i freakin’ love this movie! yet another Ryan Reynolds romantic film franchise, though he’s not quite the apple of my eye here rather Jason Bateman! he’s sooo funny in this movie, i loved him, his character- wait, both of their characters actually (mind the movie title), they were hilarious! i am proud to say i got countless burst of laughter that my braces must stuck out grossly against my big mouth. if you are looking for a movie that is entertaining but a no nonsense and still has its meaningful lesson, i could recommend this movie to you, to everyone, to anyone, specially to ones with his or her own family already.

i think everyone of us had their own fair share of those times we wish we were different person. a complete stranger living the kind of life we have always dreamed of. we get caught up with the idea of possessing all these luxuries that we didn’t have and always wished for that we tend to forget about the things that we already have and that’re important to be grateful of- our own blessings. this movie will help us recognize the value of the things that we currently hold and understand that God made a wonderful plan for each and everyone of us. you just got to trust Him and live and enjoy the things that he has given you.

after i watched Definitely, Maybe, i had the idea of downloading one more Ryan Reynolds’ rom-com film and stumbled upon this one after i searched for some. that is how i find this movie. i was actually looking for this movie but i can’t remember its title and i have interchanged it with ‘the switch’ which share the same twist in storyline.


4. The Nanny Diaries

i just ran into the trailer of this movie when i was watching other movie’s trailer- i think it was something borrowed. the title of the movie attracted me straightaway. even with my current age- 20, a fully consented adult, i am proud to say that i am still a big fan of child movies. i like how playful, young and humorous they make of movies as such. i’m a bit childish. no, i am childish and i like being entertained. hehe. as i was watching the trailer and got a picture of what the characters will be like, i’ve gone really caught up with chris evans’ role and noticed that he smiles really cute. i instantly liked him and grew a crush of him.

what do you expect of this kind of movie? its for children. it’s supposed to be entertaining and has moral lessons for youngsters and some adults too, it never failed me. i was just sad that the problem of the story wasn’t the child, it’s actually the mother of the child. and it saddened me because it happens. though the theme’s not familiar in movies, it’s widely known to be an existing problem between parent-child relationship, specially to those who’re living their prosperous lives. they value their money more instead of their own child or family member. gladly, there’re these movies which depicts true stories that occur between families after families around the globe. these kind of movies which could bitchslap to wake those parents who entirely abandon their children emotionally and physically for the sake of wealth.


5. Something Borrowed

as i found myself once again on google searching for romantic films to watch, i saw this one. i watched its trailer in youtube and have recalled that sometime before, i have seen a kate hundson movie that i, then, super loved and i thought it was this movie, only to find out that it’s not after finishing the movie. i think it was bride wars which was also a film i have fell in love with.

i am drawn with the chemistry between rachel and dex. they have those kind of connection which i rarely see with romantic films’ love teams. personally, dex’s character in the story kind of irritated me; he seemed like a lost boy wondering far inside a clever, highly accomplished man (he’s a lawyer)- he can’t decide for himself, he always thinks of what other people may think of him and ditch what he truly wants for himself, he can’t determine whether he’ll be the person he wants himself to be or be the person whom everyone expects him to be. the case not very distinct to rachel- the female protagonist, they pretty much share a similar problem about being truly aware of what they want and being totally honest about it. they let other people define who they are and chooses to forget their individual desires and uniqueness.

i really like this movie, i should have told you a million times already. i thought it covers different stories of different kind of relationships; friendship, lost love, unrequited love, second chance, secrecy among friends, care for special persons etc. that’s why i’m a fan of this great movie. it’s a bit of everything rolled into one, that’s what i suppose to say but all that i have already said was all an understatement. i hope you watch it and find out for yourself if we’re on the same page. hehe.


6. What’s Your Number

another chris evans film. i searched for yet again another one of his films for i didn’t much get enough of him in the nanny diaries. the trailer increased my interest and so i downloaded it immediately even though i don’t like anna faris. ha. sorry. though, she’s quite funny and entertaining; she’s a good actress. but no, i still don’t like her. sorry guys. i hope i didn’t sound mean. hihi.

upon watching the trailer of this movie, i instantly got absorb with its narrative but as i was then watching the movie, as the story goes, so as my fascination. the story is shallow and boring, i would’ve fell asleep twice, if only my grandmother would not interrupt me with her quizzes about the movie. yeap, we watched it together and i had to hide my blush when things went hot between the protagonists. anyway, like i said, there’s no depth in the movie’s story but still has its lesson in the end. plus, it’s somewhat funny in some scenes so i think, it’s moderately enjoyable to watch.

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if you ever get to notice, there’s a decrease in enthusiasm in my writing as you read it through. that is because i wrote the whole thing part by part for like two weeks. i get bored and sometimes, my writing gets tough that i couldn’t continue writing so i apologize. bear with me, i’m not a writer but i aspire to being a journalist someday. haha. the nerve!? well, it’s free to dream and i devour on mine. what? haha. does that make sense at all? anyway, i’ll leave you to that. goodbye. for now. have a good evening. :)

pep talk

  • Bill Borgens: Rusty... i don't think you're experiencing enough. I mean, the reason that you're comfortable leaving your goddamn journal on my desk is because there's nothing you're trying to hide from me in your life. And that really worries me, you know? Sweet, sensitive guys like you, they spend their entire high school years frozen in place while... everybody is running around going to parties and getting laid, doing whatever. I don't want you to look back years from now and think about this girl. Is it Kate?
  • Rusty Borgens: Right.
  • Bill Borgens: Tell this girl how you feel. Put your heart on the line.
  • Rusty Borgens: It's not that easy.
  • Bill Borgens: It is too. It is too. Look at your sister. You can... Hey! You can roll your eyes all you want. Your sister is a great writer. And it's because she is courageous in her life.
  • Rusty Borgens: She's promiscuous dad. It's not the same thing.
  • Bill Borgens: Rusty, a writer is the sum of their experiences. Go get some.
Just avoid love at all costs. That’s my motto.

— Samantha Borgens, Stuck in Love

piece of advice

  • Samantha Borgens: Got your eye on any girls this year?
  • Rusty Borgens: Yeah, there's this girl... Kate in my English class. Everytime i see her, i hear that song, the Beatle's song "I've Just Seen a Face," playing in my head.
  • Samantha Borgens: God, you are so pathetic.
  • Rusty Borgens: Atleast i know i'm pathetic.
  • Samantha Borgens: Let me give you some advice.
  • Rusty Borgens: I can't wait to hear your advice. It's so friggin' awesome.
  • Samantha Borgens: There are two kinds of people in this world: hopeless romantics and realists.
  • Rusty Borgens: Right.
  • Samantha Borgens: A realist just sees that face and packs it in with every other pretty girl they've ever seen before. The hopeless romantic becomes convinced that God put them on Earth to be with that one person. But there is no God and life is only as meaningful as you fool yourself into thinking it is. Guys who get laid a lot are realists. You should be listening.