Bring Back the 90’s!

Dear Everybody,

I feel like now is the right time time to tell you of my obsession with Franklin & Bash.

In this article, it says that this show is a pop culture joke punch line. Now, don’t get me wrong. I actually agree with the article point per point, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t like the show. It is really strange, this show. It starts Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer, both of whom played such “iconic” roles in the 90’s that in some ways, it feels like this strange Saved by the Bell-Clueless crossover, which isn’t that strange really since they were set at around the same time (right smack in the middle of the 90’s, or okay, SBTB was slightly earlier), and were set in the same place, California. And Franklin & Bash is also set in California.

If they weren’t called Franklin & Bash, there is nothing stopping me from believing that Travis Birkenstock eventually cleaned up his act and went to law school (He’s good at making speeches, isn’t he?), and met Zack Morris there (He did get a 1502 on his SATs), and they became friends. They’re both kind of troublemakers, after all.

Perhaps that is why I like the show so much. I mean, yes, it’s cliche, yes, they don’t actually really do anything new, I mean, at best, it’s “one of those lawyer shows” and I have to admit that if they’d cast unknowns, I probably couldn’t care less about it. I mean, I like Angie Harmon when she guest stars in Chuck and… Agent Cody Banks. But the generic and trying-too-hard Rizzoli & Isles just puts me to sleep. But I think that is the genius of the thing. Putting two 90’s “icons” together and having fun with them. And, I’m not saying this to be disrespectful, but I think Jonathan Brandis would’ve made a fine addition to this cast. Not that I don’t like Anthony Ordonez, but if Jonathan Brandis had that role, this series would’ve been every 90’s fangirl dream come true.

So. Franklin & Bash. It’s on its 4th season now so you know I’m not the only 90’s fangirl out there.

Zack and Travis, all grown up

Zack and Travis grew up and became friends!

Welcome, September!

It’s September!

To me, that means one thing: BIRTHDAY! :D :D :D

Not just mine, of course. It’s also the birth month of 2 of my cousins and lots and lots of my friends. But! As this is my blog, please forgive that I’m going to put my wish list here. :)

For my birthday this year, I hope to receive more of the usual stuff I ask for:

  • Handkerchiefs – Seriously! I always lose my handkerchiefs so I can never have enough of these!
  • Pretty notebooks – Because I just write and write and write. Despite having blogs. And friends. :P
  • Mer-Nel’s Chocolate Cake – Because this is the best cake ever!
  • Big hairbrush – Because you know, I’m a girl.
  • Gift certificates – Because it’s like you’re giving cash, but not.
  • Japan Home Centre/Daiso Umbrella – ‘Yung cute ha! ^^’
  • Shampoo – Because para makatipid na rin ako with my monthly expenses hehehe!
  • Any product from Snoe (except for Let it B with WasaB cream) – for powder foundations, make sure to get Warm Honey!
  • Cologne / Perfume – any kind/scent but preferably NOT vanilla-scented (or anything that smells too sweet)

And if you have a “big” budget (because you love me!), you may give me one/some of these:

  • Waterproof backpack – Naka-sale ‘yung backpacks sa Converse! ;)
  • Handcarry luggage
  • Any Desigual accessory
  • Sports watch

That’s it so far! Hope this list helps you all. And hope you all give me gifts. Sige na! Once a year lang! Though if you’re giving me gifts for Christmas, you can refer to this list, too. ;) Yay!

I went to Malaysia!

Hey everyone!

This seems as good a time as any to tell you all that I actually have a travel blog!

Now, I am aware that I have entries on this blog that are about the places that I go to, so you might be wondering why I have a separate blog that is supposed to be for the blog entries that are about the places that I go to. The reason is: Because I can. :P

Also, because I was supposed to take travel writing seriously, except most of the time I feel more like writing about personal/mundane things, so instead of putting entries in my travel blog, I put them here where things are more informal and comfortable.

Anyway, I spent August 9 – 12 with my best friends in Malaysia and I wrote all about what we did here: 3 in 4: My Trip to Malaysia

I hope you all visit and leave a comment. :D

Girls’ Day Out Again

It was X’s birthday yesterday! Happy Birthday X! :D

To celebrate her birthday, we decided to go to Ace Water Spa in Pasig.  We’d planned it months in advance so I was able to take a day off from work. Strangely, even though we went there in the middle of the day on a normal weekday, there were still quite a lot of people in the spa. The number of people was almost the same as when I first went there, which was on a Saturday. I guess they’re busy all week long. But it’s fine. There were enough lockers, showers and dressing rooms to accommodate the many guests, so I’m not complaining.

It’s prohibited to take any pictures inside the spa (understandably, as everyone’s in swimsuits (which is basically intimate apparel) and it’s not a beach/resort (and honestly, you wouldn’t want to take photos anyway haha) as you’re supposed to just relax and enjoy the massage and herbal pools, so we didn’t take any. But you can see a bunch of pictures at their website: Ace Water Spa

Anyway, we were there from around 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. We could’ve stayed longer if we wanted, our Metrodeal vouchers allowed us 4-hours use of the spa, but we decided to leave after 3 hours because we were already hungry. :P

I had to look at the map when we were on our way to the spa. We are both from the South so Pasig is a strange land to us. Anyway, that’s how I discovered its proximity to some of the many interesting places to eat at in Kapitolyo. I was just there a weekend ago with my former officemates for a Food Workshop ;) wherein we ate at Egg-it and Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina. This time, X and I decided to go to Milky & Sunny.

It’s a really cute, kind of artsy little restaurant with turquoise walls and if we weren’t so hungry we’d probably have taken more pictures. Anyway, they serve breakfast all day, so we ordered two of their breakfast specialties: Strawberry Cream Cheese Pancakes and the Big Breakfast (corned beef, sausage, bacon, (scrambled) egg, bagel, hash brown). For drinks, X had the Moroccan mint tea and I ordered the chocolate milk shake.

I have nothing but praises for everything we ordered, except for the chocolate milk shake. It’s too sweet for me. But no matter, there are many other drinks to choose from, so it’s not a reason for me not to return. :)

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An even more likely reason for me not to return is the distance, really. It takes at least an hour and a half for me to get there, and there are many other all-day breakfast places I can go to in between. But I would definitely recommend it to anyone who doesn’t live as far away from it as I do. :)