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“Are they allowed to have that much blood?” – Downton Abbey 6×05

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Okay, let’s talk about THAT scene. Did anything else even happen this episode? Because that is all I can remember. Mary and Henry blah blah blah, Yay Edith, Daisy whatever. But that scene!… Continue reading

“Are you here to help or irritate?” – Downton Abbey 6×04

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And it’s classic Violet again, giving us the title of this week’s blog post. I’ve been watching Downton Abbey since the beginning, and I only just noticed how elegant its opening titles are.… Continue reading

Easter Parade (1948)

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I can’t believe I’ve never seen Easter Parade before! For Classic Movies, I usually write about my favorites, which means movies I’ve seen so many times. So this is a first. The movie… Continue reading

“Did you drink at luncheon?” – Downton Abbey 6×03

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Episode 3 turned out be a squeee-filled episode, though it started out inauspiciously. Mrs. Hughes resigning herself to the fact that she won’t be getting the reception she really wanted, and then the… Continue reading

Why Do I Hate Coldplay?

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It has now come to this. I am actually defending Coldplay to my sister! Oh help. Before you take away my Coldplay-hating creds, let me explain. A Coldplay song came up while I… Continue reading

Register and Vote!

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Calling my Filipino kababayans… it’s time to register to vote! The Presidential elections are set for next year, and with the deadline on October 31st, there are only 26 days left to register.… Continue reading

“I don’t need to be stirred or squashed.” – Downton Abbey 6×02

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This episode left me with more questions than answers. First of all, Anna, don’t you think it’s about time to stop moping about life and just lighten up a bit? It’s like you… Continue reading

[Podcast] U Talkin’ U2 To Me?

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How have I never heard of this podcast before? I’ll tell you why. I’ve never really felt compelled to listen to podcasts, because who has the time really? I listen to the Patcast… Continue reading

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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I had very strong feelings about David Letterman leaving. I also felt nervous about Colbert taking over – how would his “Colbert Report” character translate to the late night format? Would he be… Continue reading

“Does it ever get cold on the moral high ground?” – Downton Abbey 6×01

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I am still in denial about this being Downton’s last season. Whyyy? Hearing that opening theme after a long time felt like a homecoming. Unlike last year, this season’s premiere felt very satisfactory.… Continue reading

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. This is one of the most famous opening lines in… Continue reading

Give My Regards To Broad Street (1984)

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The first thing to remember when watching Give My Regards To Broad Street is, you can’t look at it as a movie. Otherwise, even true-blue Paul McCartney fans – who are probably the only people… Continue reading

All About The Blog Bar

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I discovered The Blog Bar (http://www.theblogbar.com/) at the perfect time – thank you Instagram for recommending posts! It’s a community for bloggers – sort of like bloggers’ Facebook. The thing that got me… Continue reading

Happy Anniversary, Songs of Innocence!

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I cannot believe that it’s been a year since U2 released Songs of Innocence. Has it really been a year since they gave us the most awesome surprise gift ever? U2start.com kindly reminded… Continue reading

“Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)” – U2

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Because it’s not too early to listen to Christmas songs. Heck, because U2 knows no season, one can – and MUST – listen to U2, even if they’re singing a Christmas song, any time.… Continue reading

Austenland (2013)

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It took me a long time to write my thoughts about this movie, because I went through quite a roller coaster of emotions about it that I had to process it a bit. First… Continue reading

Ant-Man (2015)

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Let me begin this by apologizing to all Marvel fanatics out there: I’m sorry. I have never read a Marvel comic in my life. Zilch. And I completely understand how you feel if… Continue reading

Happy WordPress Anniversary To Me!

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WordPress kindly reminded me that I registered a year ago! Hooray! Happy Anniversary to meeee. I was taken by surprise because I honestly didn’t realize that it’s been a whole year. Time sure flies. I’m so… Continue reading

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