Celebrity Crush of the Moment: Dougray Scott

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Knowing me and my slight obsession with stories set in history, it’s no wonder I’m making this post right now. I watched Ever After on TV last night and not only did I realize that it’s one of the movies I’ll never see myself tire from watching, but I also realized that Prince Henry look positively dashing.

Dougray Scott in his role as Prince Henry

Of course, being a crown prince and all, he had to be positively dashing. And charming. And sinfully good-looking wearing his costume.

Yes, I know that I’m gushing way too much over Dougray’s character, Prince Henry, and not enough on Dougray himself. I’m sorry — I can’t help it! I’ve searched up Dougray Scott on Google Images, but all I got was of him with short hair and modern clothes…. well, except for that one with the kilt. I am aware that expecting Dougray to look and dress like what he did on Ever After is kind of irrational, but what can I say? He looked dashing. I dunno if it’s the way Prince Henry looked or just the way the film was shot, but honestly: wow.

Here’s an excerpt from the movie when the prince proposes to Danielle (Cinderella). It’s quite romantic, if I do say so myself.

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Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)


I never actually planned on watching Captain America: The First Avenger, nor did I ever give that movie much thought beyond the ‘that main guy looks a lot like Channing Tatum’ and ‘why is that poster doing on a double-decker bus?’

As it turns out, the “main guy” — I’d rather use protagonist, just to be more technical — is actually played by Chris Evans. Yeah, he was also the guy who played Jessica Alba’s brother in Fantastic Four.

As for the poster on the double decker bus, that’s just me wondering why something quintessentially British would do something like that. In their defence, though, they do have some Harry Potter posters. I particularly like the one with Ron and Hermione cuddled together.

But back to Captain America. After Spiderman, Superman, Batman and other superhero comic books turned into movies, I don’t think Marvel needed to release another one. I don’t want to insult any fans, but the movie was pretty boring. For me, anyway. I have to admit there were some high points, most of them were the comic relief, though I can’t guarantee all of them were laugh worthy. Half of the time, I was just laughing because what I was watching was so absurd… The funniest part though was when Steve managed to get the flag from the top of the pole. It was very Mulan-esque.

I kinda lost interest when Skinny Steve was replaced by Steroid Steve, but I got interested again when all the showgirls began dancing. As food for thought, however, has anyone wondered how Steve managed to be familiar enough with his new buffed up body to chase a Hyrda agent after just recently being changed? Doesn’t he need to get used to the new muscles or something?

Moving on… I watched the movie in 3D, so the visual effects were eye-popping. Steve, as Captain America, likes to throw his shield around and I must say I always jump when said shield leaves the screen and comes at you.

Plot-wise, I see that The First Avenger is a prequel and everything, but I really, really wanted Steve to die after crashing into the snow. It would’ve made the disappointment between him and Agent Peggy Carter more heartbreaking. But hey, letting him sleep seventy years and therefore missing that date they had works just as well. Seems kinda silly though, don’t you think?

I recommend watching the movie if you’re really into superheroes and the whole perseverance thing — one day, even you can help save your country from a red-skinned monster. If you’re not that big a fan of comics, then I suggest watching the movie in 3D; it’s more interesting that way. *shrugs* That’s what I did, anyway, and I only yawned about five times. Beats nearly sleeping when watching Transformers: The Dark of the Moon.

Breaking Dawn, Part 1 Cast Poster


Comic-Con is coming up, and the Twilight Saga franchise has released a new poster featuring all the major cast: Bella and Edward (of course), Jacob, and the rest of the Cullen family.

With the Harry Potter fever the last few months, I must admit that not once have I spared a thought for the upcoming Twilight movie. Honestly? I’m not even excited for this; not anymore, at least.

Compared to Deathly Hallows 2, Breaking Dawn 1 just won’t cut it. Perhaps I’m just a bigger Pothead (a nickname “affectionately” used by my old classmates) than I am a Twi-hard. Perhaps it’s just that the EVENT THAT WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING. does not compare to THE EPIC CONCLUSION OF THE WORLDWIDE PHENOMENON.

Word-wise, the Deathly Hallows trailer used epic, conclusion and phenomenon. The toughest word the Breaking Dawn trailer used was everything. I dunno… I suppose this is just me channelling my geekiness.

Oh, and don’t get me started on how overly Photoshopped that poster above is. I think apart from Lautner, everyone else is wearing a wig. Even Rathbone (Jasper). It’s creeping me out a little bit.

Apparently, Smart is the New Sexy


And I totally agree.

I’m not a follower of  TV shows, and if ever a particular show catches my eye, I wait until the season has ended and get a copy of the entire thing. So whenever I catch The Big Bang Theory on TV, I just flip the channel to see what else was on. But just last week, a friend of mine recommended the show as a total must-see. She even posted the link to watch it online on my Facebook wall.

I’ve recently finished watching the entirety of Season One and now I’m trudging through the beginnings of Season Two, but get this: I’m already head over heels in love with geekiness! (Not that I wasn’t before >.<)

If you haven’t heard of The Big Bang Theory before, here’s a quick overview:

Leonard, an experimental physicist who has an IQ of 173 and received his Ph.D. when he was 24 years old, shares an apartment with his colleague and friend Sheldon, a theoretical physicist who possesses a master’s degree, two Ph.D.s and an IQ of 187. Even though both left their homes and live in a rented apartment, they are the prototype of those genius geeks who share all sorts of passions such as comics, computer games or quantum physics which don’t make them very popular.

But things are about to take an unexpected turn… Penny, an attractive blonde, moves in an apartment, across the hall. Leonard falls in love with her at the first sight. Although he admits she is rosy about the gills, Sheldon doesn’t agree with her presence in their life. A waitress at the local Cheesecake Factory and also an aspiring actress, Penny will show them, step by step, how little they know about the life outside the laboratory.

Of course, let’s not forget Leonard and Sheldon’s other friends, Rajesh and Howard. The former is a particle astrophysicist who cannot speak in front of girls — well, really hot girls who smell nice. And the latter? Howard is just creepy. Very creepy. While I’m in love with Sheldon’s OCD-ness, Leonard’s hung-over-ness (??) with Penny and Rajesh’s awkwardness with the ladies, Howard is just CREEPY.

Well, this is me going off to watch more of TBBT. See ya’s! ^__^

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful


This picture was taken at a Barrio Fiesta I attended in London. And yes, I am aware of how strange that sounds. A barrio fiesta… in London? I don’t really get it myself but judging from what I saw at the event, it was just a gathering of all the Filipinos in the area regardless of where you came from in the Philippines. There were lots of food and business stalls. It was basically just a business opportunity for those international call companies or whatever.

It was a fun day, overall. I had a lot of fun taking random pictures, especially of the sky and clouds. It really was a wonderful day, weather-wise. ^__^

No, I Don’t Love You Like A Love Song


Having moved to the UK, I suddenly find myself having access to Disney Channel. Being sixteen years old, I’d like to think that I’m way past Disney and its bubbly TV shows and oh-so-clean image, but it seems not to be the case when my eyes are glued to the screen watching 17 year old Zack and Cody in Suite Life on Deck. And yes, I do find Cole Sprouse attractive. Who doesn’t? (That is rhetorical question. Do not reply.)

But how attractive the Sprouse twins are isn’t the topic of this post. Nope, it is not. This is the topic of this post:

Remember when Selena's image used to be bubbly, young and innocent?

An excerpt of Selena’s latest single Love You Like a Love Song kept on playing during the commercials and let me tell you that I did a double take when I first caught a glimpse of it. I mean, look at that hair! And that fashion! And what up with the shirtless dude that vaguely resembles Legolas from Lord of the Rings?

Yeah, there’s no shirtless dude in that picture above. I really don’t want to post that in my blog but, if you must *heaves a heavy sigh*, you can watch him in the music video. Oh, and while you watch, check out 1:11… I know it’s Selena and she’s dating Justin and everything, but Bieber lookalike, anyone?

Anyway, it was really shocking to see her so changed: plunging necklines, thick makeup and a music video concept that, frankly, I don’t understand. Yes, I understand that she’s nineteen and can do whatever the hell she wants — and judging from the rumors, she’s doing Bieber. (I’m sorry, I just had to say that ;D) But in any case, I feel nostalgic for those times when she was younger. When she wasn’t holding hands with a shirtless guy and walking down the beach. When her hair didn’t resemble a hedgehog.

Still, I have to admit that I like her music. Love You Like a Love Song, despite its confusing video, is humming in my head right now. Is that hypocritical of me? And yeah, that is another rhetorical question. ^__^

Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë


To be completely honest, I never really planned to read any of the Brontë sisters’ work after Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. Yeah, I know, shame on me.

A friend of mine introduced me to the movie of the former (we just talked about it, and I haven’t really seen the movie yet), and as for the latter, it was because of Twilight that I began reading it. When I showed up in school with that book in hand, I had to explain countless of times that “I really wanted to figure what the fuss was all about.” I mean, why does Bella like the book so much and Edward doesn’t? But I digress…

Agnes Grey is a, first and foremost, a retelling of Agnes’ days as a governess. Now that might sound just like Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, but let me tell you it’s not. Both wonderful in their own right, the two books cannot be more different with their portrayal of the daily life of a governess.

To be honest, I found Agnes Grey a little boring — I’ve got nothing against it, except that Agnes dragged on and on about her religious views. I suppose that’s indirect characterization; Agnes is a fervent Christian. That’s all well and good, but there were too many times (for me, anyway) that Agnes went off in a tangent about religious ethics while all I want was for her to fall in love already!

I’m sorry. I’m a teenage girl. I’m not the sappy, lovey-dovey kind of girl, but I WANT to get to the part of the story where the boy likes girl, and the girl likes boy in return. That happens eventually in Agnes Grey, though not until past halfway through the book. Still, Agnes’ Mr. Weston is a very admirable man, and by the tone of the book, it’s understandable why the two lovers didn’t get together until they did. It’s just not in their personality to come running into each other’s arms in slow motion at the beach… though there was a beach scene near the end, and that slightly gruff but still romantic proposal at sunset.

*Sigh* What can I say? I love me some romance.

Agnes Grey is a worthwhile read. It might not sound like it with the way I’ve talked about it above, but it is. Believe me, it’s worth it.

I Have The Worst Luck


The one time my mom and I decide to stay in and rest for the day, it’s the time the sun decides to come out.

Either my mom really attracts bad weather (it’s a running joke in the family), or the sun really has no consideration for all the poor people who just recently moved from the sunny, humid Philippines to the freezing cold that is England. Honestly, I think my mind still thinks it’s in the Philippines. I know what you’re thinking: how could she not know you’re in England? Well, if you see me right now wearing pajamas that befit a summer holiday in the Bahamas despite the fact that I just went shopping for awesome long-sleeved one, you’ll know why.

Here’s some more pictures of this awesome day.

 

Tall Heels: A Big No-No in the London Underground


My mother warned me against wearing the my beloved heels today. And as usual, I did not listen.

I told her that “I know we’d be walking a lot, but I want to wear these heels. If I regret doing so at the end of the day, then it’s my fault and not yours.”

There was an understood I told you so bragging right in the air as we walked towards the underground train station. Just taking the first few steps was painful, seeing as I’m not that fond of wearing heels — I actually don’t heels, but I have and wear them because they’re a staple, a must-have. That, and because I’m so short I basically need them. And the ones I wore today just went with the bootleg jeans I was wearing.

By the end of the day, my balls of my feet were more than ready to boycott my choice in footwear. With the London Underground the way it is (hectic, busy and very, very confusing), my mom and I had to walk long and fast to reach the trains in time.

And let me just say, for the sake of all women out there (those stupid enough to wear high heels to the Underground, anyway): OUCH!

There is a lesson learned here today, people, and that is to not let your mom have bragging rights over you. Because if they do, then they’d just refuse to be your personal maid so that you can rest your feet. And I mean that in the most respectful, kindest way. ;D

Weekly Photo Challenge: Hot


So I missed the deadline for last week’s photo challenge (“Old-fashioned”). I had a really good picture too, but I’ve just been so busy lately… First a three-day trip to Cebu, followed by a family vacation in Palawan, and then moving back to England! It’s wonder I haven’t fainted from exhaustion yet.

Anyway, here’s my contribution for this week’s challenge, Hot. I haven’t tasted them myself, seeing as I’m not that adventurous with food, but I trust my mother when she says that they were spicy. It certainly looks it… ^__^

The pictures were taken at the restaurant my mom’s friend’s family (are you following me here?) showed us to, since Cosmo was already closed. I’m not sure where it is specifically, but I do know that it’s in London. It’s not much help, but there you go. =D