I mentioned before that I have my go-to site for movies in case I’m not interested in what Netflix has to offer. Since the release of Sunod (2019), a Filipino horror I wanted to watch during the Metro Manila Film Festival is now on Netflix, I decided to return. Boy was I surprised by the number of new shows and movies. So, I created a list of the shows and films I wanted to watch. First is Banal, a 2019 Filipino psychological horror movie directed by Peter Abana. The film stars Bianca Umali, Miguel Tanfelix, Andrea Brillantes, Taki and Kim Last.
Yes, I rewatched The Twilight Saga on Netflix… late last year. The reason I’m writing about it now is that I stumbled on a YouTube video. Not sure how I got there but I watched the video and boy is the guy funny. The channel is Dylan Is In Trouble. The first video I saw was actually his reaction to the film adaptation of Fallen, the first novel in the Fallen series written by Lauren Kate. The title of his video is Fallen: The Failed Successor to Twilight. I’m not familiar with the series but I heard something about it being a fanfiction which is a cross between Twilight and The Mortal Instruments.
Local bottled products are a blessing, especially these days when you can’t always get what you need in grocery stores. Thus, products sold by small businesses online became everyone’s go-to. The only problem is, there are numerous online shops to choose from. And that does not include the others that are yet to be discovered. I think this is where social media presence comes in. If you are a customer who purchased a product you like, it would be nice to spread the word. #SupportYourLokal
The other week I received a message from a place called Balai Tinapay. They wanted to send over their chocolate crinkles for me to try. After checking their profile and finding them on Google Maps, I realised three things. One, I pass by that area but never noticed them. Two, Balai Tinapay offers different types of bread, one of which is the famous ube cheese pandesal. And lastly, I was craving for their egg pie. So I ordered one whole egg pie which only costs Php 250. (I want to be crystal clear. I paid for that one, entiendes?)
Are you a cookie monster like me? No judgement here, fellow cookie lover. My friends gave me that nickname because I always eat cookies during our thesis and film days back in college. I used to enjoy any cookie as long as it’s chocolatey and delicious. Now, I have a preference. I love those soft and chewy ones that don’t have to be chocolate. Since I often do our grocery shopping on weekends, I would pass by the Weekend Gourmet Market and see several goodies.