5 Reasons To Watch, “I’m Drunk, I Love You”

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5 Reasons To Watch, “I’m Drunk, I Love You”
NOOD NA!
By Jel Tordesillas

 Na-friend zone ka na ba? Ako rin.

…also that dude from the Jollibee commercial. <insert breaking heart>

Ang sakit noh?

I think every one of us, girls, can relate to Maja Salvador character in the movie—a girl who has always been in love with her college best friend (played by Paolo Avelino). In the movie, the two go on a road trip to La Union to settle their feelings for each other.

This mysterious desire to see that kind of heartbreak played on the big screen by actors I love is one of the reasons why I am looking forward to what looks like an indie masterpiece.

Here are five others.

 

#hugot #hugot #hugot

“Ikaw nalang yung umaasa, kahit yung pag-asa nag-give up na sayo.” [Excuse me, I have to go cry now.]

Yes to hugot lines galore! The trailer was full of them and I look forward to hearing what else the scriptwriters’ have up their sleeves.
Reunited again!
 A big, “Yay!”, to Maja and Paulo being reunited. Their chemistry in, “Bridges of Love”, was amazing. Now, we get to watch them together…on the big screen!

 

It’s starring Paolo Avelino (Hello?!)
Need I say more? ❤


Fate of Maja in the movie
We all know we want them [the characters of Maja and Paulo] to end up together, but what if the movie decides to go on a different direction? What if Paolo Avelino actually ends up with Jasmine Curtis-Smith’s character?

[noooooo!]


La Union
Of course seeing La Union on the big screen is a definite plus! I look forward to great cinematography!

 

Are you also looking forward to, “I’m Drunk, I Love You”?


Kita-kits sa sinehan!

 

Things, “Sakaling Hindi Makarating”, Reminded Us

 

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Things, “Sakaling Hindi Makarating”, Reminded Us
by Jel Tordesillas

 After hours of typing, I felt like I deserved a much-needed break. I craved a good Filipino watch. Thankfully, “Sakaling Hindi Makarating”, was showing. Once I found out that it involved a road trip, I was in!

Basically, the movie revolves around Cielo (Alessandra de Rossi), a heartbroken girl, trying to decipher who was sending her mysterious paintings set in places around the Philippines. Cielo uses the paintings as clues and decides to go on a road trip of the pictures’ locations, hoping to find who the sender of the letters were. The movie also stars Pepe Herrera and JC Santos.

While the movie didn’t end the way I wanted it to, it was still a good watch. The movie was able to remind me of life’s lessons. Sometimes, because of the busyness of life, I tend to overlook these lessons, so it’s always a good thing when someone reminds us of these things.

Life doesn’t always meet your expectations 

We plan and we plan, but sometimes, we just have to let go and let life take its course.  Yes, it hurts when life doesn’t turn out the way we want it—especially when it comes to love. These things, however, happen for a reason. In the meantime, we just have to be strong and see life’s silver lining.

Sometimes, pain can be the seed of strength and learning
No one wants to feel pain, but there are times when pain can be a blessing. It makes us stronger and it makes us learn from the experience, opening our eyes to things we didn’t realize before.

Some people aren’t meant to stay
…but they were definitely there for a reason. The best thing to do is to be grateful for the time they were there. The people we encounter in life mold us into the people we are, no matter how short our time with them is.

The Philippines is a paradise just waiting to be discovered
I really need to travel the Philippines more. There were beautiful shots in the film that reminded me of the fact that I should really explore my own backyard.

Support Filipino movies
Especially indie movies. There is so much talent in the Philippines that need the support of filmgoers.  If we don’t support our own, who will?

Christmas at Xiao Nam Men, Z Square Mall

I love trying out restaurants, which is why I am lucky to be part of Team Aldous. I have been a part of the group for almost a year now and it’s been great so far! Aside from the fact that I was able try good food from really accommodating owners, I was able to meet new friends from the blogging community.

For our 2016 Christmas party, we celebrated at Xiao Nan Men, a Chinese Restaurant at Z Square Mall, Banawe. The restaurant is a casual dining restaurant that’s built a following despite its somewhat off tangent location. It spacious enough, making it appealing to families and groups of friends.

The food was good, though I wish they had bigger servings. I liked their lapu-lapu, beef w/ bell pepper fried rice, and scrambled egg with special sauce. My highlight of the evening was lapu-lapu though, because I hand’t had it in a while.

The food was freshly cooked—which is always a good thing. I hate it when restaurants microwave their food.

Xiao Nam Men’s food is reasonably priced, averaging from PHP 200-250. Not bad, right?
You can view their menu at the link.

It’s been a great year Team Aaldous! Looking forward to many more moments together.