The ads were really getting annoying. It was a very interesting experiment for what it’s worth. But I have to say goodbye. There have been vehement protests when I started putting them up on this website. I’m thinking of creating another project where I would be able to maximize impact of online ads. In the three weeks that I’ve put this up, I was able to earn roughly $0.30, thats around 10 cents a week. I get more money picking up loose change in the streets of New York City on my way to work. It was good while it lasted. Bye Ads, time to move on.
it took me 2 hours to get to work today. I decided to leave early so I would miss the deluge of commuters; surprise, surprise, everything else was slow today. I was supposed to get to the train station at 7:15 we got there at 8, but then the 7:40 train was delayed so I took that and we are just approaching penn station. there’s supposed to be 4 inches snow here in the city, that means another ugly walk to work. oh well at least I get to spend the weekend introducing myself to the latest member of our family. steph gave birth last night, no complications from what I hear. thank you for all your prayers.
I got news from Marchesa that Stephanie’s water just broke. Please pray for hers and the baby’s safety. More updates to follow.
Becoming Jane anne hathaway bored me, being supposedly the heroine, and representing jane austen. she’s pretty, sure, but her accent was unconvincing, and she just didn’t seem to transcend to the story’s time. i also thought a lot of the story tried TOO hard to embody Jane’s Pride and Prejudice, but failing horribly and became a mere boring shadow of austen’s novel. it just failed to portray what jane austen wrote about…the romance between the two just didn’t seem to deliver the restraint, and passion. the direction wasn’t convincing, and anne hathaway just didn’t convey it well. she lacked the complexity of her character and probably the maturity. i really wanted to like this movie…but it was a disappointment. go see Jane Austen Book Club instead- or the other movies based on austen’s novels. This one lacked the bite.
The Jane Austen Book Club i honestly recommend this movie to those who’ve read 4/6 of jane austen’s books, because you’ll recognize the witticism of the writing and subtle plot lines with your familiarity w/ jane novels. but if you haven’t, you should still give the movie a try because the dramas of different love stories try to be representations of the austen themes, giving you a good explanation that austen-ism isn’t completely dead after all. the complications of love transcends time and culture. what i liked about this movie was the dialogue of austen’s novels between different perspectives and experiences, and not just a historic scholarly perspective, but more relatable and personal. it was fun to hear the dialogue about austen’s brilliant characters, and guessing which woman represented each of austen’s heroines. The movie was subtle, but dynamic. It worked because of all the subplots culminating into one commonality- jane austen.
our valentines was nice. i’ll work backwards. like the past years, we attended sjbci’s valentine’s dinner. this year was different since it was more family oriented instead of just exclusively for couples. the food was ok, and it seems that with each year, the dancing portion of the night gets longer and longer, which is nice cuz you get to dance and mingle. it just gets a little too familiar since the line dancing is a bit too overplayed in EVERY filipino party. once they’ve played a song more than twice, you know there has to be more, and once they’ve played more than 8 ballroom dances, the steps get too rehearsed. it becomes a showcase of practiced moves. so i found it refreshing when em lead perze and i to the dance floor during the todo todo and we made up our own steps cuz perze didn’t know how to follow the formula. don’t get me wrong, i enjoy watching skilled dancers so no offense, but when every move is by the book and too rehearsed, and when there’s just too much of one thing, i appreciate the change…like longwinded showcased karaoke- same thing. even i don’t like to […]