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SUNNY (K-movie 2011)


Here’s a sunny movie as the sunniest story of all time.

An infectious, sassy film about friendship with heart and humor. A survival of relationship that gives a nostalgic range of comfort and acceptance.

I truly enjoyed the show. It will make you laugh, cry and laugh again for merely two hours of the show.  It has a large cast of characters from both teens and adults, but they were able to distinguish, develop and elaborate each of them. All the cast are in the great form of their performances.

The script is flawlessly balanced, along with the strong visuals of colorful fashion, excellent pop songs and the switches between the past and present was amusingly taken.

A must watch movie that earned as one of the highest grossing films in South Korea.

Verdict: 10/10




“Progressing from friends to lovers is simple; one person just needs to take a step closer. And that one step changes their relationship.”



I don’t hang out with friends for fun.

We hang out because we are friends.


They are my childhood friends (except for the kids of course 🙂

I can still remember playing, fighting and being friends with them again. Those happy memories seem like it was just yesterday, but actually, it has been long years to count. To be honest, it was amazing that I have friends in my life for over 30 years, I am quite thankful for that. Though we just meet once in a year (because of my work),  we never missed any chances to be reunited when time is certain for all of us.

As the saying goes; Beautiful memories are like old friends. They may not always be on your mind, but they are forever in your heart.


When I was young

I never have the chance to play with dolls
Because we don’t have a lot of bucks
I played only jump rope and tags
I kicked the cans and laugh out loud.

When I got the job

And have enough cash
I bought these little dolls, one by one
Sometimes I played with them remembering my past
If I could just turn back, how wonderful it would last.

But I never regret what has been done
Even without the dolls, friends had come
There are always good memories to talk about
When we made and played only with the paper doll.

So my little pretty ones
You came late, but I got you now
You filled up my childhood wish
Thank you, I have some fun.


Hello Jumbo

If you remember my previous post about our dog Jumbo, well, I met him again last December. We haven’t seen for almost two years, but he jumps on me closely the moment I entered the door.  Of course, I gave him my warmest hello.

Yes, I did my promise. I took care of him and walked him in the neighborhood too.  He was wagging his tail and kept on running as if it was his first time to go around. I think he was happy to be with me.

Honestly, it feels so good to see him.


This is Jumbo now and he’s 10 years old.  My father dyes his hair so it’s kinda messy.



“I have an Ahjussi.

When I see the Ahjussi, I’d feel… how do I describe the feeling?

Like a warm blanket, like the morning sun.

You know what I mean?

And someone else is… a little hated but still okay.

His personality is very annoying, but he’s not a bad person.

Sometimes I like him, but sometimes I don’t.”

He is a good friend, I can never ask for more.

ESCAPADE (Hatta Mountain)

Honestly, I am not an adrenaline junkie person always looking for a big adventure. I was just so bored last weekend that I decided to tag myself along with my friends from their little hiking adventure. The truth is, I was only aware that we are heading to one of the most beautiful and popular destinations for adventuring far from the city of Dubai. With excitement, I have never picture anything, except the camp out and to see the pretty scenery LAKE of HATTA MOUNTAIN.

The hike was easy for them, but not for me. I have never expected to walk more than thirty minutes in this wide, up and down, rocky road. I had to stop to catch my breath, complain a little with smile and drank a lot of water. I was just hoping that walking would end so soon.



To my surprise, the journey wasn’t just merely a steep hike. Of course, we need to take slope from the slack ground and rocks before we could reach to our destination.  My friends said it was manageable by someone like me, but of course I didn’t buy it.  Even though they guided me for almost one hour, I could still feel my knees shaking, I was frightened because tripping was a big quite hazardous.



I told my friends I gave up, but they don’t care about my words. They wanted me to experience the things that I thought was just a dream. They’d like me to accomplish something far from my comfort zone.

And yes, I did it!

Now, let’s enjoy the lovely spots!







Thank you for the terrifying, but wonderful experience.



Be careful with this kind of scam.  People pretending to be your friend, people making you believe that they are the ones who is available all the time, people who delight in your miseries, use you for whatever you can give them, people who seems there to help you, but the truth is,  they just like to gossip about you. They are called FRENEMIES.

I believed that life is too short to be surrounded with people who don’t really care about us, and if you discover that you have frenemies, deal and put it in perspective and move on. There are too many good people in the world to waste spending your time on the ones who aren’t.

Friendship Goal

It was a tiring day, but all worth it! 

Eid al-Adha Celebration.















Alice Through the Looking Glass

“When the day becomes the night and the sky becomes the sea, When the clock strikes heavy and there’s no time for tea. And in our darkest hour, before my final rhyme, she will come back home to Wonderland and turn back the hands of time.”- Mad Hatter

This movie isn’t as bad as the critics say. It was still good to be back in wonderland. As what Absolem told; “you’ve been gone too long, Alice. There are matters which might benefit from your attention. Friends cannot be neglected. Hurry.”


Verdict: 8/10

EID holiday












“Life should not only be lived, it should be celebrated.”



F – friendship

“They said, there is no better and other way to show your friends that they are valuable people than valuing them. The more these people feel valuable the more they will begin to say things of value.  The more you listen to them, the more you will realize that they are extraordinary individual. The more your friends know that you value them, that you consider them extraordinary people, the more they feel the importance of life..”




“It is one of the blessings of friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.”

In response to the Daily Prompt Challenge: FRIENDS

Her secret is my secret

She got pregnant by her ex-boyfriend. The real boyfriend thought the baby was his. Without hesitation, he wanted to marry her and offer the chance to be a good father he wants to be.

She was perplexed, or I might say she was crazy. She was thinking of abortion, of course, no one supported her. I even suggested not to inform her boyfriend about the baby’s father as long as she will not do it. I pledge to be quiet for the rest of my life just to save the unborn child, but at the end, it was all her decision and I can’t even forgive her.

The abortion made our friendship ends. I just couldn’t accept nor respect her choice. I feel disgusted to have a friend like her and I feel like I was not good enough because I wasn’t able to change her mind. It was so horrible.

Gossip spreads. I remained silent. Though my heart is shuddering, I couldn’t say anything to anyone because that thing was our SECRET, the residual connection of our friendship.

Times passed, there was no US. I admit I missed her.

One day, our path crossed out of the blue. It seems we are trapped in one closed corner. We couldn’t escape. Our eyes met and just found ourselves embracing each other and crying.

After the silent years, we forgive each other. We moved on. There were lots of “apology and appreciation” along the way while saving our friendship and it’s all worth it.

At this time, we are closer than before. Our relationship tested with so much horrendous event, but at the end, we are more than like sisters.

Forgiveness. Love.

I have no right to judge her.

She never left me when I had my flaws.


In response to the Daily Prompt: Evasive Action.

What’s the most significant secret you’ve ever kept? Did the truth ever come out?

Goodbye my first love

This is Jumbo.

Honestly, I am not super close to him.


After my father and his gang killed my dog “Aban”, you can’t imagine how I detached myself from the dogs. To be exact, I was traumatized hearing him whimpering, whining, barking loudly until I could no longer hear him sound. And there I saw him, dangled high with fire below him. He was slaughtered and cooked for MEAL.

This happened when there was still no animal protection and welfare in the Philippines way back year 1986.

See, it was hard for me to accept. Even now, I still feel sad every time I remember what happened to him. I can cry right now. I wish I was grown up at that time so that I could fight with my father, so that Aban will die in old age and can give him a nice funeral. What I do now, is to blame my father for his cruelness every time we talked about it, he always shown remorse and explain his side.

When I saw this only picture of me and Jumbo, suddenly I feel bad about him. Just like my father, I have been harsh to him. I never cuddle him, gave him a bath, comb his long hair, walked with him in the park. I just made him food and chase him in the street when he’s out, that’s all.

So now, I promised myself to be good to Jumbo. I will treat him right, and will love him too. It’s about time to say goodbye to my first love Aban.  I’ve been keeping your memories for thirty years, and finally I have to move on.


This is Jumbo looks now. My father took this picture.

Friends in Scary Times

When you do something scary or stressful — bungee jumping, public speaking, etc. — do you prefer to be surrounded by friends or by strangers? Why?

I prefer to be surrounded by friends.


 One summer time, I traveled with my son & friends to Boracay (beach resort) to spend our 4 days of summer.  We were all excited then. All our activities for 4 days has been planned & we were on the verge of hype to make our travel with lots of fun.

In our day 2 activities, it was scheduled for Snorkeling. We need to leave early since the snorkeling area is on the opposite side of the white beach where the coral reefs & reef fishes can be found there. Actually, I don’t know how to swim nor to dive, I just wanted to experience such a beautiful thing.

When we were about to go to our meeting place, this is what we saw, a gloomy morning with a slight rain.


Then we learned that day, a storm was coming in the Philippines and it would pass along the Island of Boracay. You can’t imagine how frustrated we were. Since we have no other days to re-scheduled the activity, and with the assurance of our tour guide & the coxswain that, it’s still fine to sail & cross the bay, we decided to do it with full of conviction.



And that how it was looked like. Dark, cold & scary.

To be honest, we were all scared! We even asked our tour guide to return back, but he just responded to us with a smile. The rain never stopped for 30 long minutes. The waves violently touched our little boat. I thought I was gonna die. Funny but true.

But do you know what makes that trip so special, though it was scary? It was because I am with my friends. We calm each other with hilarious old stories, teasing each other & making a funny video as if it was our last day to say goodbye.

Then, the rain stopped. The water became clear as the sky.


And we had a good swimming time too.



It was two years ago, but every time we talked about it, we are always laughing.

Indeed, it is good to face hurdles in life with people you love.

In response to the Daily Prompt: Witness Protection


I’ll give it  A+ because last weekend was…

My B-day

Went to church
Dine out with friends



Eat burger



Write about what you did last weekend as though you’re a music critic reviewing a new album.In response to the Daily Prompt: B+

Happy Birthday bunny boy!

After I overcome the hangover & sleepiness from yesterday’s occasion, I found myself again busy assisting the 2nd birthday celebration for my God Child, Ethan.  It was again a festivity with catching up, fun and laughter with people we’re good at with.


Happy Birthday to our bunny boy!

Who is cuter than a teddy or toy

We love watching you grow

and see what you can become through



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