Summer Getaway at Pinamuntugan Island

Pinamuntugan Island has very light sand, though it's not white. But the water is bluish-green. When we were swimming the current was quite strong in some parts that we were being tossed in the water like dolls.

The Breathtaking Aguirangan Island

It took my breath away! Its 1.5-hectare formation with white beach and crystal clear waters was so beautiful!

Jelly Fish: The Rarely Seen Beauty Under the Sea

Have you ever seen a jellyfish up close? I have. I think it's one of the most beautiful creatures of the sea.

July 22, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2- Relived!

I was able to watch the last installment of the Harry Potter series last weekend. I have to say that it was up to my expectations. It really put what book says into action and great visual effects. And I felt sad, almost teary, watching some of its parts because it was like Harry, Ron and Hermione were really saying goodbye. There was even one scene, almost at the end, when the three of them standing amidst the rubbles on the the tower of Hogwarts that looks as if the audience was being give the chance to see the three of them together for the last time. 

Warner Bros. and director David Yates were able to recreate exactly that scene in the Deathly Hallows book when Harry Potter wake up at King's Cross. But it wasn't exactly the usual scene he woke up to. All around him were pristine white walls, white benches and blinding white light. As he walked, Harry saw something underneath one of the white benches near him; when he leaned closer he saw this small, bloodied creature all curled up and clearly wounded. It was Voldermort. His spirit almost dying and he didn't even know it.

Another scene that touched me was the one where Neville Longbottom stood up against Voldemort. Most of the students and Hogwarts teachers were already in despair because they thought Harry, whose prone form was carried by Hagrid, was already dead and hope is lost for all witches, wizards and mankind. The fact that so many died during the fight including Tonks and her husband Professor Remus Lupin, and one of the twins Fred Weasley, did not help either. But Neville brought back hope with his positive and inspiring words as he simultaneously pulled the sword of Gryffindor out of the Sorting Hat and attacked Voldemort and the Death Eaters. 

Oh those were some of my favorite scenes. And with the series over, I can only relive the magic time and again by immersing myself in the books and copies of the movies. It was great growing up with you Harry Potter!

July 13, 2011

Excited for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2!

Is there anything that you feel most excited about lately? Well, I do have one thing! It's the last installment of the Harry Potter series! I've read all the books (finished reading all of them a long time ago) and watched all the seven movies. I made it a point not to miss any one of them. In a way, I kind of grew up with the Harry Potter characters. 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is going to be a nostalgic movie. You see it's really the last movie of the franchise. After this, there will be no more magical world to lose one's self in. No more spells to cast and no more adventures to look forward to because at the end of the movie, the world will be at peace again. Lord Voldemort will be no more; peace and goodness will reign. Yup I already know how the movie will end but I'm still very excited to see how things happen with my eyes not only with my imagination. 

Based on the trailer released, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is going to be an action-packed movie! It's also going to have some flavors of drama, romance, and a moral lesson. Oh I can hardly wait to see it! It's going to be a date for me and my Mama this weekend! Ma also happens to be an HP fanatic! ;)

Are you going to watch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2?

July 4, 2011

Review: Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon

Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon is one of the most awaited movies this year. Being big transformers buff, my hubby and I wouldn't miss it for the world! We were lucky to be able to watch it the other day! IN 3D! I know most of you out there have probably watched 3D movies so many times before. It was the first time for me and hubby and it was quite an experience.

But more than the 3D factor, Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon has a great story line. It's a story of deception, friendship, and survival. To those who haven't watched it, this is a spoiler. Sentinel whom Optimus Prime revived with the spark turned out to be a traitor. It seems that from the very start, Sentinel already made a deal with Megatron that someday they will bring back Cybertron and the two of them will rule. And the place they will use to recreate Cyberton in is Earth and will make the people as their slaves.

In order to spare Earth from the threat of destruction, the government sided with the Decepticons. Earth's government exiled the Autobots. But the space shuttle was shot down even before it even got out of the Earth's atmosphere. At this point, the question is, is there still hope for earth? Sam Witwicky (Shia Labeouf)  thinks so and even if there wasn't he was determined to save his new girlfriend Carly (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley) who was held captive by a Decepticon supporter Dylan (Patrick Dempsey a.k.a McDreamy in Grey's Anatomy).

So, off they went in the heart of Chicago where Sentinel and the Decepticons are setting up the pillars that will recreate Cybertron. When Sam, Epps and a bunch of other guys were nearing Chicago they were ambushed by Decepticon bots. When they though it was the end but then rescue came! The Autobots were still alive. Together they came up with a strategy to destroy the pillars and Megatron and Sentinel's army. This part of the movie was the most violent of all. It's like the entire city of Chicago was destroyed.

The highlight of the last part was the fight between Optimus Prime and Sentinel and Megatron. In the fight, Optimus lost one of his arms but he tore both Megaton and Sentinel apart! Victory was still theirs!

Transformers 3: is an awesome movie! So, if you haven't watched Transformers 3, better make a schedule now!

Here's the official trailer to whet your appetite!

July 1, 2011

Birthday Trip Treat

About two weeks ago, hubby and I went on a little weekend getaway. It was the weekend leading to my birthday so it served as an advance birthday celebration. Instead of just going to Legazpi, which is just an hour from our place, we chose to go a little bit farther to Naga City. Monday was a holiday then so we stayed there overnight.

Sunday dawned as a fine day, which was a good thing since we'll be roadtripping in the motorcycle. We stopped over at the Camsur Watersports Complex (CWC) in Pili. Surprise, surprise, there were lots of people there that time unlike when we were there in December. After a few minutes of picture taking we proceeded to Naga City. After resting a bit we went to SM for some window shopping, yup just window. We tried out the cinema there. The movies being shown during that time were Green Lantern, Super 8, and a Tagalog flick.Our first choice was Green Lantern but changed it to Super 8 instead. It was a good alien movie.

The next day we visited the old churches in the city like the Basilica. I forgot the names of the other catholic churches.

Anyway, it was a fun time. Thinking about it makes me want to go on a road trip again!