My name is Iñigo Montoya…

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I had a crappy week last week and I just could not snap out of it. Then I came across this video. God bless The Princess Bride for banishing the blues. Hearing Iñigo… Continue reading

High Society (1956)

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“Just take that scenery floating by, we’re now approaching Newport, Rhode I..” This song by Louis Armstrong opens High Society, the musical adaptation of The Philadelphia Story. This is one movie loved by… Continue reading

Terry Pratchett

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Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you… Continue reading

2015 Aussie Open Roundup

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The Monday after a Grand Slam always brings me a huge letdown. It’s like for two weeks my schedule becomes pretty set around the match schedules, and then after two weeks of non-stop… Continue reading

Nadal: “If” doesn’t exist in sport.

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This was my favorite part of Rafa’s post-match interview. This was his answer when a reporter asked him, “if” he had won the third set, would he have had a chance to win… Continue reading

Jim Courier Brings Some Laughs to the Australian Open

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I’ve been glued to the Australian Open lately, and one of the best parts has been Jim Courier’s post-match interviews with the players. (Aside from Rafa still being in it, of course.) It’s… Continue reading

Care to go on a yoga retreat?

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Guys. Did you know that there was such a thing as yoga retreats? I may have just announced to the world that I live under a rock, but in the interest of full… Continue reading

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

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I have two words for The Battle of the Five Armies: E. PIC. Yes, it was so epic that it took me almost a month to put down my thoughts and feelings (of… Continue reading

“Only One” – Kanye West & Paul McCartney

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I am surprised by how much I love this new track by Kanye. True, I was expecting to actually hear Paul, but apparently he just co-wrote the song. Which is probably why I… Continue reading

A Filipino Christmas

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Every year at Christmas I alternate between a full-on Scrooge mode where I hate everything about the holiday, and a Tiny Tim persona where I love everything and everyone and all I want… Continue reading

White Christmas (1954)

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Is there a better Christmas musical than this? I think not. It stars Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, along with Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen. It again features the songs of Irving Berlin,… Continue reading

Holiday Inn (1942)

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My Classic Movie Monday is a bit late this week, but I couldn’t let this week pass without writing about “Holiday Inn”! This is my third favorite Christmas movie of all time. And… Continue reading

Amazing Tennis Weekend with the IPTL

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I want to begin this post by saying I love my camera! I’ve had it for four years and I never realized that the sport setting is pretty awesome. And now that that’s… Continue reading

Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)

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Is it St. Loui-ee or St. Loui-s? The movie makes it a point to answer the question from the beginning, though it is hard to say St. Loui-s (which they teach us is… Continue reading

The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

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I saw this movie on TCM while doing my usual channel-surfing, and because I saw that James Stewart was in it, I just had to watch. He plays Alfred Kralik, a salesman in… Continue reading

The Bishop’s Wife (1947)

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Our Christmas moviefest continues with David Niven, Cary Grant and Loretta Young. Can we just stop for a moment and try to wrap our heads around the fact that David Niven and Cary… Continue reading

Going My Way / The Bells of St. Mary’s (1944/1945)

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You guys, do you realize we only have seven Mondays left before Christmas? Seven! Where did the time go? That means only seven Classic Movie Mondays for my holiday films. I am such… Continue reading

Homemade Bruschetta

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We all need something to munch on when we’re binge-watching, right? I’m not a big fan of chips because they make me nauseous. I don’t like popcorn either, because it makes me cough… Continue reading

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