Books

Book-A-Minute: Twilight the Series

Someone asked me what Twilight was all about and I had so much fun telling her, I figured I’d share it with you guys.

If you’ve never heard of Book-A-Minute, here’s a link: Book-A-Minute

Here’s their version of Twilight by Stephenie Meyer.

And then here’s my ultra-condensed version (of the whole series, including New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn):

Bella Swan

I’m in trouble!

Edward Cullen

I’ll save you.

(Repeat 100 times.)

THE END

Life, Movies

Fail!

Haha, I found a “fail” on my own today at the mall.Β  I just had to take a picture of it, although I don’t think people who don’t know about Twilight will get it. Oh, wait a minute– I don’t think there are still people who don’t know about Twilight, are there?? Hehe. Anyway, I’m sure you’ll get why this is funny. (Or at least understand why I think it is.)

This is the reason why you shouldn’t just put print ads on top of one another. πŸ˜‰

(Please click on image for full view.)

Original Print Ad

Original

When they put another print ad on top of it

Fail

Hehehe πŸ˜€ One was on the left side of the washroom and the one with the Twilight ad was on the right side. Gah, the things you find in washrooms ‘eh? Hehehe.

Lokal, TV

INcredible

Hindi talaga ako credible.

Once, I forwarded a really nice quote (I already forgot what it was) to the e-mail of my officemates and they all liked it and asked me who said it.

I told them, “Ako sumulat niyan.”

At ayun. Walang naniwala sa’kin.

Several months later, I won a contest in our office. It was for Valentine’s Day and the contest was for who could give the best reason why they love the people they love (e.g. family / friends / siginificant others / self). The reason that I sent in won. πŸ™‚

When they congratulated me and told me that I wrote my answer really well, I said, “Ha? Wala, kinopya ko lang ‘yan.”

They didn’t believe me either. 😐

So hindi ko tuloy alam if they think I’m a good writer or not. Hehehe. But that’s not the story I wanted to tell actually. This is about Twilight, or should I say, Takipsilim.

I just saw a news article that ABS-CBN will make a new teleserye based on the Twilight series, starring Rayver Cruz and Shaina Magdayao. I told my officemates this and they all believed me and were already talking about how the series would probablyΒ turn out when I said, “They’re going to title it Takipsilim.”

At which point they all figured I was joking about the whole thing so they laughed and said “Nice one Ida! Naloko mo kami!”

😯

But everything I said is true. It says so in this article.

So, I’m not too keen on the idea, knowing how remakes ruin a lot of good ideas, especially local remakes (Do NOT get me started on Princess Sarah and Zaido). And even more especially because I don’t like Twilight that much to begin with. But… I’m still hoping for the best. The director is Cathy Garcia-Molina, and she’s so far one of my favorites. With a project like this though, I wish her all the luck in the world. πŸ™‚

Movies

On Twilight

If ever the creators of the movie find their way here and ask me what I think, this is what I’m going to say:

OK. That was good. But now do it better.

I won’t give a real movie review for this either. There’s too many of those already, and I don’t know enough about Twilight to think that I could write a review that will give it justice. Besides, I think that statement I just said sums up everything I think about the movie.

I do think that I’m really lucky to have caught its advance screening, without all the hassle. How did I do it? It’s all due to a GCF* and a little “town” called ATC. I love being a Southern girl! πŸ˜€

*GCF – Geographically Convenient Friend

Soundtrack is really good though. Or at least it is in my opinion. I just bought it and am listening to it now, and I’m liking all the songs, from the first track to the last. Bella’s Lullabye is… It makes me speechless…

My opinion on the book/story? It’s actually a pretty good idea. I don’t think the world will ever get tired of the Romeo & Juliet/forbidden love thing. But for some reason it reminds me too much of Roswell, and well, I like Roswell.

OK, I’m aware that they’re completely different. Roswell is Science Fiction. Twilight is Dark Fantasy. Max is an alien. Edward is a vampire. Max would never want to kill Liz. Some part of Edward wants to drink Bella’s blood. But there are definitely similarities, key ones at that:

1. They’re both not human. (And the girls they love are human.)
2. They’re both lab partners with the girl they love.

Anyway, I love them both. The stories, not just Max and Edward. But I do love Max and Edward. Someone should write a yaoi crossover fic about them. Haha! Just kidding. That would be… Really disturbing. Forget I said that. Hehe.

OK, silly stuff aside, I do love both stories, and can’t choose which one I like better because they’re really different. I guess I’m just glad that just as readers don’t ever get tired of the idea of forbidden love, writers don’t get tired of writing about it, in different ways. πŸ™‚