Movies For Your Holiday Break

Whether it’s break from school or work, you deserve a day of relaxation accompanied by a movie buddy, some comfort food, cozy couch or bed, and a really good movie. If you’re still deciding on what to watch, here are some of my personal recommendations (available at Lazada).

Les Miserables

  • Musical Film
  • Cast:Hugh Jackman, Russel Crowe, Anne Hathaway
  • Director: Tom Hooper
  • IMDb Rating: 7.8

Les Miserable

Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

  • History/Drama Film
  • Cast: Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman
  • Director: Norman Jewison
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • IMDb Rating: 7.0/10

 

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

  • Fantasy film
  • Actors: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage
  • Director: Peter Jackson
  • Production Company: New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
  • IMDb Rating: 8.2

 

Arthur Christmas

  • 3D Animated Comedy Film
  • Cast: James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent and Bill Nighy
  • Directors: Sarah Smith, Barry Cook
  • Production Company: Sony

 

New Years’s Eve

  • Comedy/Romance film
  • Cast: Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel and Ashton Kutcher
  • Director: Garry Marshall
  • Production. Company: Warner
  • IMDb rating: 5.4/10

 

The Vow

  • Drama/Romance film
  • Cast: Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum
  • Director: Michael Sucsy
  • Production Company: Screen Gems, Spyglass Entertainment
  • IMDb Rating: 6.7/10

 

Sisterakas

  • Comedy Film
  • Cast: Vice Ganda, Kris Aquino, Ai-AI Delas Alas
  • Directed By: Wenn Deramas
  • Production: Star Cinema
  • Release Year: 2013

 

Blind Side

  • Drama Film
  • Cast: Rutger Hauer, Rebecca De Mornay, Ron Silver
  • Director: Geoff Murphy
  • Production Company: Warner Bros.
  • IMDb Rating: 5.0/10

 

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Awesome Things to Do While In The Pool

Most people prefer the beach over swimming pools. Why? Because it’s less boring at the beach. Well if you want to do more in the pool rather than lounging beside it or taking a couple of laps, here are some ideas that you might want to try.

Practice Tumble Turn

If the pool is deep enough, you can practice this so that you would have a much easier interval for doing another lap during your exercise.

Volleyball

Beach volleyball is fun but have you tried it in the water? Inflatable nets can be bought and it’s fun since the water adds to the challenge when you try to catch the ball. You can share  a couple of laughs, too, whenever you sink into the water for attempting to catch the ball.

Reverse Swim

You know how you try to swim underwater by releasing a few air? When you almost touch the bottom of the pool because you really swim under? Try doing it reverse. Release a couple of air and face upwards. You’ll either see yourself or see above the water. You can “lie” down on the bottom of the pool, too.

awesome things to do while in the pool

Great Cameras Under P10,000!

Looking for a camera that can serve you well yet won’t leave heavy damage to your savings? Well, you’re in luck! Here I am to feature some cameras that you can purchase easily (via Lazada).

 

Pentax Efina 14.0MP Digital Camera – ₱ 2,899.00

pentax

  • 14.0 Megapixels
  • 5x Optical Zoom
  • 2.5″ LCD
  • Super compact
  • Super lightweight
  • 16 scene modes
  • Automatic face detection

If you want a simple point and shoot camera, this slim digicam from Pentax is affordable and surely to be of quality. Pentax is a trusted brand when it comes to cameras.

 

Nikon Coolpix S31 10.1MP Waterproof 3x Optical Zoom Digital Camera – ₱ 6,990.00

nikon coolpix

  • 10.1MP
  • 3x Optical zoom
  • 2.7″ LCD screen
  • Record HD 720p movies
  • Optimized scene modes
  • Water resistance to 5 m/16.4 ft. depth adds to the fun
  • Freebies: 4GB SD, mini tripod

Often find yourself in the beach or pool? Then best to have a waterproof camera so you don’t have to be scared when you’re taking photos near the water.

 

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 – ₱ 3,768.00

fujifilm

  • Move in/out type lens
  • 2 components, 2 elements
  • F=60mm, 1:12.7
  • Real image finder, 0.37X with target spot
  • Shooting range: 0.6 – infinity
  • Fixed shutter release
  • Shutter speed: 1/60 sec
  • Battery and film sold separately

 

If you want actual tangible photos, then the Instax is for you. No need to purchase rolls of film and have it developed somewhere. The Mini 8 is among the latest models released and it comes in shades of white, pink, yellow, and blue.

The Problem with Internet

Internet connectivity has been proven to be helpful to life. But too much of a good thing can be bad. One disadvantage of this information highway is the fast spread of rumors or gossip. It can be harmful to a person. It’s cool since it can easily reveal who the person really is. But it can be damaging to him or her as well. It’s all fun and games but once you become the victim, will you be able to handle it?

But is it really the Internet that’s harmful? No. It’s the people that use it. Like how a normal pencil can be turned into a deadly tool to poke an eye or stab someone, the Internet is pretty much the same thing.

Often, famous people are mostly targeted to be subjects of gossip and online hounding. But offline, they still are subject to it. Also, some become famous as they become subject to controversy. That’s the price of fame, I guess. Here are people who have lately become hot topics online:

 

Tito Sotto
tito sotto

 

Nancy Binay

nancy binay

 

Janet Lim Napoles

janet lim napoles

 

Anne Curtis

anne curtis

 

I am not sympathizing with the aforementioned people. I just listed them here. (Photo credit linked to images).

Gift Suggestions for Your Musically-Talented Friend

Delight your friend with any of these musical instruments available at Lazada PH. Free shipping nationwide if your order total reaches a worth of 1000 or over 1000 pesos!

 

D&D Slim Classical Guitar D771 (Natural) – ₱ 7,299.00

classical guitar

  • Body: Grade AA spruce top, Mahogany back & sides with cutaway
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Neck: Nato wood
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Preamp: D&D 3 band EQ with battery led indicator

 

Aspire ASGRG270B Electric Guitar (Black) – ₱ 6,990.00

aspire electric guitar

  • S-Prestige Series
  • Mahogany Carvel Top Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Silver Frets
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • Wave Type Inlays
  • FR Bridge,Black & Chrome Harware
  • NeckPU: Humbuker
  • MiddlePU: Single Coil
  • BridgePU: Humbucker

 

Joyo Gem box Multi-Effects – ₱ 3,750.00

Joyo Gem box multi-effects

  • 8 effect modules & 60 effect types
  • 25 drive sounds
  • 40 preset patches & 40 user patches
  • 40 drum rhythms
  • Tuning function and patch pre-select recall function
  • Assignable expression pedal
  • DC 9V Adapter or AA battery (x4) power supply

 

Artec Direct Interface Box SE-DI2

artec direct interface box

  • Power supply: DC9V or 48V phantom power
  • Consumption: 1.5mA
  • Dimension: 75.5(w) x 115.5(h) x 47.5(d) (mm)
  • Weight: 260g (include battery)

 

‘Tis the season of giving so gift a friend today! He or she may gift you his or her musical talent in return.

2013 Exercise Playlist

playlistEnjoy listening to music while getting your fitness on? Here are some amazing sounds that can help boost your motivation while jogging, kickboxing, swimming, and so on. Get inspired and be perspired!

Down The Road by C2C

This awesome track was popularized by the Johnnie Walker Red Label liquor TV ad.

Neon Lights by Demi Lovato

Recently released, this new dance track from singer Demi Lovato is very energetic and electrifying.

Stay The Night by Zedd feat. Hayley Williams

It’s a very modern song that eventually picks up the pace.

Play Hard by David Guetta feat. Ne-yo & Akon

This new club song from the famous David Guetta is very inspiring for perspiring. Ne-yo and Akon’s vocal offerings make it very nice to listen to as well.

Body Ache by Britney Spears

It’s a nice track for a work out or for working it out on the ramp if you like that kind of stuff.

Work B*tch by Britney Spears

The title itself makes it a very motivational song for your workout. Work it!

Heart Upon My Sleeve by Avicii feat. Imagine Dragons

The beat will get you pumping.

These tracks have been released just this year of 2013.