Patty (woodycakes) wrote,

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I just finished wrapping around 30 school books that don't belong to me! I must say that I'm quite proud of myself. THIRTY??? I don't think I've ever wrapped that many books in my entire lifetime all in one sitting. Though, I can brag and say that my mom doesn't need to repair the books I've wrapped anymore. Unlike before, when I was really really really young and I was trying to help my mom out with the book wrapping so I did all the books and well, let's just say that my mom had to redo the entire thing! All the books! Shame on me.

The guilt trip with my mom making my uniform for me is still here as she slept just a few minutes ago because she was trying to finalize the second pattern for my uniforms. I feel really bad because I wanted smaller uniforms and it turned out the first pattern (which I insisted on was just the right kind of small) was too small for me. Now my mom was to redo the entire thing. I'm so selfish it's embarrassing.

That's why I wrapped the books of all my siblings. Out of sheer guilt. And yet, despite the 30 books, I still feel really guilty. This is horrible.

We were at my grandma's house for lunch because Guel had just arrived from Singapore and all I have to say was the food was great!!! Everything was so good. I restrained myself from eating too much though, to my dismay, but it's for my own good anyway.

Usually after lunch, everyone just hangs out and the adults and children race to the Tita Mildred's house which is next door for dessert and just chilling. Also, it's almost a habit of the kids to watch marathons of CSI. But it was different this time because the oldies watched The House of Sand and Fog on the huge screen.

So, Pamy and I decided that we would watch The Girl with the Pearl Earring at the other house (my grandmas's). It stars Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth looking really really really really dirty. I don't really blame him. He was supposed to be in the 16th century and he was in Delft, Holland or something like that. It was a really good film with very few dialogue. A really visual film.

I like the fact that they didn't need special effects or extraordinary lines to get me hooked, because I just liked the calmness and elegance of it all. It wasn't dragging despite it's 2 hours 35 minutes run and I was definitely paying attention to the film and not to the hot actors as Colin looked very disappointing.

Their "love" story was interesting too, because it was so subtle and tastefully done. It was just so nice to watch two people who are obviously so attracted to each other and yet are so cautious because they both know the consequences of their actions.

I loved the part when Colin (who plays master artist, Jan Vermeer by the way)was turning the house upside down so that he could look for the comb his very annoying wife had supposedly lost. He was so Neanderthal-ish; throwing things around and not stopping at anything till he found the stupid comb. It was so animal-like and very very very HOT to watch. Whew!

I noticed that Scarelett loves movies where she gets paired off to really old guys. I don't blame her for choosing to be in this film though, because to be honest, I thought it was a really artistic piece of work.
Tags: more family, movies, parents, siblings
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