I haven’t seen my Voltes friends for quite some time now – I think the last one was during 2PM’s concert? – so last night, we found some time off our busy schedules (well, THEIR busy schedules ) to have a movie night.
We saw today’s hottest movie, It Takes A Man And A Woman, the third installment of the hit movie series starring John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo. Everyone has seen it except me and Thet (Charity and Lou have seen it multiple times by this screening) so it’s one of those “we must see it to see what the fuss is all about” kind of things.
Fortunately, I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. The script is witty and has so many laugh-out-loud moments without being slapstick, and at the same time there were so many scenes that will make you cry, mainly because John Lloyd Cruz will absolutely make you cry no matter how cold-hearted you are. On a personal level, I especially love the New York scenes because (1) NYC has always been my dream destination; and (2) nice shout out to Ricky Martin. I only have one complaint about it and that is: Sarah Geronimo’s wigs were so hideous and so distracting. I understood why she had to wear a hairpiece in her other scenes, but it’s totally unnecessary at the wedding scene where she had her hair up. And even with her hair up, the wig was still badly placed on her head. Her stylist on this movie should be unless it’s really their intention for the Laida character to have bad hair.
After the movie, we looked for a place to hang out so we can update ourselves with what’s happening with our lives as well as celebrities’ lives. We were supposed to drive all the way to Tagaytay to get some cool air but it has become too late and our driver is already sleepy, so we ended up at a 7-Eleven instead. That 7-Eleven is located in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, but it’s still a 7-Eleven. That is where we discovered that a convenience store like 7-Eleven is actually a good place to hang-out, for the following reasons:
1. It’s literally everywhere (unless you’re in a remote area, of course).
2. It’s cheaper to hang out there than at a coffee shop like Starbucks. An equivalent price of a tall cup of coffee will yield you a sandwich or a rice meal + drinks at a 7-Eleven. There’s a much wider variety of food to choose from, as well.
3. In the age of mobile internet and with most malls and ‘gimmick’ places now on WiFi, hanging out at an expensive coffee shop for the internet has become moot and academic.
Basically, most people only splurge for expensive coffee only to be ‘seen’. But for people like us who hang out to be with friends and not to be ‘seen’, we’d choose 7-Eleven over Starbucks any time.
The things you find on the internet…
I was randomly surfing around and found this photo posted on one of the forums:
One glimpse of it and I was like, “that signature on the lip conditioner looks so familiar…” So I clicked on the accompanying link and it turns out, Song Hye Kyo’s stylist used the limited edition MAC Viva Glam Ricky Lip Conditioner by Ricky Martin for the “Oh Young” style in That Winter, The Wind Blows.
Talk about my fandoms colliding without meaning to…
The big news in Korea today that has nothing to do with war is, of course, Psy’s new single Gentleman.
credits: officialpsy at YouTube
The song itself is a little too ‘techno’ for my taste and it didn’t have the same hook that Gangnam Style has, but even Psy knows that Gangnam Style can never be matched so let’s just avoid comparing them.
Aside from the song, the other thing that people were anticipating with this new release is his follow up to the Gangnam Style horse dance. Which turned out to be… the Brown Eyed Girls’ Abracadabra dance. It won’t be noticeable to those who are new to, or basically don’t care about K-pop other than Psy, but those of us who have been following K-pop for almost a decade now would immediately recognize it. We certainly did the first time we saw the Gentleman MV.
I just wonder if Psy or YG bought the rights to the routine from BEG? Is BEG’s GaIn being in the MV part of the deal to acquire permission to use the Abracadabra dance?