Friday, March 21, 2014

Laced Animal

Long time no outfit post so here I come! #ootd's are most of the time posted in my Instagram (@histrionicdeity) though. Anyway, let me share with you this dress that I really fell in love with the first time I saw it. :)

Photo taken by my workmate, Adrian Cabana

I really love the detail of the dress. It's simple but classy. The animal print adds spice to its simple design while the silver-and-black belt-like thing really emphasizes curves. The laced part highlights the "mood" of the dress of having a sexy relaxed fit look. ;)

Laced Animal Print Dress| Mint
Wedge| Janeo
Wristwatch| Guess

Friday, March 14, 2014

LPU Le Café Experience

I was privileged enough to be invited to LPU-CITHM H344's Final Function yesterday at Le Cafe (Lyceum of the Philippines - Manila). Thanks to my very special friend (LOL) Kiko for the invitation. Haha! I wasn't able to come the first time he invited me so when he asked me again yesterday I really didn't hesitate to go. I even brought a friend for company since Kiko's among the Service Team during the function.

I can't exactly remember the names of the dishes but here they are, to commend the H344 team for the plating. :)

The mushroom soup and the pizza served as the appetizers. I loved the texture of the mushroom soup. The pizza was delicious however the dough wasn't actually done well. The taste overpowered that though. ;) 

I'm not really a salad lover but I'd raise my two thumbs up for this dish, both for the plating and the combination of the tastes. Sweet and sour and spicy all at the same time - they all played in my mouth wonderfully! The avocado was a surprise, really. :)

They served fish belly, dilis & mango sprout, chicken and egg for the main dish, and I must say that it was really a superb mix of those viands.

For someone who really loves sweets, desserts are always the best part. Enough said.

It was indeed a sumptuous dinner (and ultimate cheat day too!). Yay! Thanks a bunch Kiko! ;)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Vampire Academy: Why?

As part of my pre-birthday celebration with my special friend Kiko, we watched Vampire Academy (VA) at Trinoma last Feb. 15, Saturday. I was really excited to see the movie because VA was actually one of the best young adult fictions I've ever read. When I saw the trailer, I was half excited and half disappointed - excited because finally VA would be on the big screen and disappointed because the mood on the trailer was actually far from what I had felt when I read the book. I still gave it a shot though, giving the benefit of the doubt to the movie adaptation.

Photo from Google Images

The first part of the movie was sort of like an audio-visual presentation of the types of creatures that the watchers would be meeting. A plus-one and a minus-one for that: plus-one because I didn't have to explain to Kiko what VA is generally all about and a minus-one because hey, it just sucks. Simply like that.

I didn't feel much of the excitement, thrill and romance that one should've felt knowing that VA is such a wonderful book. Richelle Mead wrote it majestically and it was really disappointing to see it on a mediocre adaptation. I admit I was expecting more, it's a Mead work, you know?

Why was it just like that? Every chapter of the book was really exciting. I didn't even feel the beginning of the connection between Rose Hathaway and Dimitri Belikov. It was more on trying-to-be-a-RomCom than a YA-paranormal-romance film. It's not the kind of movie that would receive comments such as spectacular, wonderful or awesome. Really, it's not really worth the watch. Sorry for that harsh comment but that's really what I think.

Well I just thank Kiko for watching it with me even though [obviously] no guy would actually watch VA on-screen for random reasons. And good thing he got what the movie was all about, at least. :)))
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