sábado, julio 23, 2005

Crazy Over Harry

WARNING: Contains Spoilers
and
I'm entitled to my own comments.

Hay. I just finished reading Harry Potter 6 last night. It took me half a day or so, and believe me, my eyes were so damn red, I had to get eyedrops. =p But it was all worth it. It was way unbelievable, seriously. And way sad. I had to keep myself from crying during the last few chapters. Whaa!

I just know I'll be in for a debate with Sherry on this thing once she reads this, but Sher, it's one of the best HP books I read! It was not badly written! J.K. Rowling is a genius. I love her and I hate her! =p It was amazing, and I could not put down the book (well, e-book) even if I had loads to do for school. It was shorter than the Order of the Phoenix, which, in my opinion, was unnecessarily long.

I loved how she spun the story together, and how she explained Lord Voldemort's history. It all somehow connects and makes sense. And I hated J.K. for killing off Dumbly, but I guess it was for a reason. But I can't imagine reading the last book without him! It's like it was incomplete. Seriously, first, it was Sirius, and now, it's Dumbledore! Grr! I felt he staged his own death, but I am still hoping against hope that he's alive. There are a few clues to this, like, Dumbledore's new portrait in the Headmaster's office has not spoken yet, and that it was just Harry's perception that it was Dumbledore's body was the one wrapped in the purple cloth during the burial. But I don't know. Maybe it's just me (in denial, that is). The thing is, I still haven't gotten over it! Argh!

And Malfoy! Heehee. =p I loved him in HBP for some strange reason. The poor kid just could not bear to kill Dumbledore! And even though Snape did kill Dumbledore, I still believe there's a good side in him. Dunno.

And unlike what others say, I felt like the amount of romance in HBP was just right. But there's one thing that I object: Harry and Ginny! Whaa! I want Harry and Hermione to end up together! Huh, maybe some time in the forseeable future, but since Ron and Hermione have some kind of a hidden love just wanting to burst out, Harry might as well fall in love with his best-friend's youngest sister. And oh, they snogged! =p Yipee!

But my most favorite pair is *drumroll* Tonks and Lupin! Haha, I'm serious (ish). Even though some people say it seems "siningit lang," I love them! I mean, I just imagine them together. :D They rock!

And here are my favorite scenes from the book:


"He accused me of being 'Dumbledore's man through and through.'"

"How very rude of him."

"I told him I was."

Dumbledore opened his mouth to speak and then closed it again. Behind Harry, Fawkes the phoenix let out a low, soft, musical cry. To Harry's intense embarrassment, he suddenly realized that Dumbledore's bright blue eyes looked rather watery, and stared hastily at his own knees. When Dumbledore spoke, however, his voice was quite steady.

"I am very touched, Harry."


Awww, isn't he sweet? Harry, I mean. I know Harry respects and loves Dumbledore to bits, but this just rocked!


"It's going to be all right, sir," Harry said over and over again, more worried by Dumbledore's silence than he had been by his weakened voice. "We're nearly there... I can Apparate us both back... don't worry..."

"I am not worried, Harry," said Dumbledore, his voice a little stronger despite the freezing water. "I am with you."


This happened at the end of one of the few chapters, when they got the fake (!!) Horcrux and Dumbly was very weak. And this touched me to bits. Just goes to show how Harry cares for Dumbledore, though I knew that already. =p

And lastly, just a proof of how much I love Tonks and Lupin. ;)


"You see!" said a strained voice. Tonks was glaring at Lupin. "She still wants to marry him, even though he's been bitten! She doesn't care!"

"It's different." said Lupin, barely moving his lips and looking suddenly tense. "Bill will not be a full werewolf. The cases are completely-"

"But I don't care either, I don't care!" said Tonks, seizing the front of Lupin's robes and shaking them. "I've told you a million times...."

And the meaning of Tonks's Patronus and her mouse-colored hair, and the reason she had come running to find Dumbledore when she had heard a rumor someone had been attacked by Greyback, all suddenly became clear to Harry; it had not been Sirius that Tonks had fallen in love with after all.

"And I've told you a million times," said Lupin, refusing to meet her eyes, staring at the floor. "that I am too old for you, too poor... too dangerous..."

"I've said all along you're taking a ridiculous line on this, Remus," said Mrs. Weasley over Fleur's shoulder as she patted her on the back.

"I am not being ridiculous," said Lupin steadily. "Tonks deserves somebody young and whole."

"But she wants you," said Mr. Weasley, with a small smile. "And after all, Remus, young and whole men do not necessarily remain so."

He gestured sadly at his son, lying between them.

"This is... not the moment to discuss it," said Lupin, avoiding everybody's eyes as he looked around distractedly. "Dumbledore is dead..."

"Dumbledore would have been happier than anybody to think that there was a little more love in the world," said Professor McGonagall.



Of course, this happened after Dumbledore died, Snape escaped, and the rest of the lot were in the Hospital Wing. Bill happened to be attacked by a werewolf, but luckily, he's not going to be a werewolf, like Lupin, but his face got disfigured. He's luckier, though, because Fleur Delacour (I love her! Such a comic relief!) still insisted on marrying him, because, in her own words, "I am good-looking enough for both of us, I theenk!" =D Anyway, back to Tonks and Lupin, I just found them cute! Hehe, weird. And J.K. rewarded me, 'cause at the near end of the story, they seemed to be holding hands daw! Whee! I hope to hear more from them in the seventh book. Like I said, I am so weird.

Overall, this book was a good read for me, and I did not mind reading it online, but I can't wait to get my own copy. It's one of the best HP books (again, for me), and a much better read than the previous one, because frankly, I found OotP too dark-ish. Whatever that means.

Okay, gotta stop, my PC is acting up (Wow, it rhymes ha). Before I go, though:

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viernes, julio 22, 2005

Lists

A. BIRTHDAY SHOUTOUTS



  1. July 21: My homeroom teacher (not to mention, Math!), Mdm. Fontanosa
  2. -> It was tres cool. What happened earlier, I mean. The officers had everyone write little messages for Mdm. and they placed it in a little compartment in this totally big birthday card. And there we were all, waiting for dismissal so we can surprise her, but when the bell rang, she had to rush off for an emergency meeting and we had to teacher-nap her before it started so that we could give her this really amazingly tasty cake Gabe bought and the card. It was all worth it. =)

  3. July 22: My SS teacher, Ms. Mendoza
  4. -> MM made this huge birthday card for all of us to sign into, but when it was time to give it to her, it got lost! Seriously. Some people said they already gave it to Ms., but duh, not all people got to sign. So... ;)

  5. July 22: Lea aka Toot
  6. -> Lucky gal! No classes tomorrow! ^.-

    A special shoutout goes out to Meg, who's in Cebu Doc right now. She's been there for a week already and still, doctors can't figure out what's wrong with her. Seriously, she cried when she saw me, Fio and Vera in the same hospital room. She was just super glad. And of course, I totally missed my classmate-'mommy'.

    B. THINGS I HAVE NOT GOTTEN OVER WITH

    1. In my quiz. I spelled Antarctica without the C. Damn! Until now, it's still on my mind! Argh! The only good thing I see in this is that my birthday falls on a Wednesday.
    2. My weird dream about my cellphone being confiscated by this specific teacher, and I ended up crying in my room, then my teacher just knocked in and asked me what's wrong, and I couldn't really talk 'cause I was crying too hard. When she stood up to leave, I ran after her, shrieking for my phone. Wacko.
    3. Shrieking in fright after Cybill dangled a floating leaf (it was not floating of course. It's hooked on some cockamamie invisible thread) in front of me and told me it was til-as. I mean, duh.

    C. CURRENT LSS

    1. Crazy for You- Spongecola
    2. -> Daryl was playing the guitar earlier, and she was singing this. Man, I solemnly vow to learn how to play the guitar. Now or never. Meeeegg! Once you get outta there, you gotta help me learn. I forgot what you taught me, because I've never held a guitar for the past two months or so to practice!

    D. THINGS MAKING ME HAPPY NOW
    1. Opening my e-mail just now and seeing Franz's copy of HBP waiting for me with a big bow on it! Thank you, Franz! I can't wait to read it!
    2. Barbie Almalbis' current song, "Just A Smile"

    E. THINGS MAKING ME WORRY

    1. Upcoming exams
    2. Requirements
    3. Math, and all those subjects with topics on solving or converting or so and so. Really. Why am I so banga?

    *yawn* too tired. Gotta head off to bed. I'm also hungry.

    domingo, julio 17, 2005

    The Half-Blood Prince

    *lets ear-piercing shriek out*

    OMG! The latest Harry Potter book is out! I am so darn itching to get a copy! I can't help the anticipation-- when are the paperbacks hitting the shelves of National Bookstore?! When?! When?! (Or, I can snatch an e-book from Franz!)

    And to add to my itchiness to get that book into my hands, I got this from Ate Doris. Thanks Ate D!

    THE WAR AGAINST VOLDEMORT is not going well; even Muggle government are noticing. Ron scans the obituary pages of the Daily Prophet, looking for familiar names. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix suffered losses.

    And yet…

    As in all wars, life goes on. Sixth-year students learn to apparate --- and lose a few eyebrows in the process. The Weasley twins expand their business. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Classes are never straightforward, though Harry receives some extraordinary help from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince.

    So it’s home front that takes center stage in the multilayered sixth installment of the story of Harry Potter. Here at Hogwarts, Harry will search for the full and complex story of the boy who became Lord Voldemort --- and thereby find what nay be his only vulnerability.

    And here are the 30 Chapter Titles

    I. The Other Ministry

    II. Spinner’s End

    III. Will and Won’t

    IV. Horace Slughorn

    V. An Excess of Phlegm

    VI. Draco’s Detour

    VII. The Slug Vlub

    VIII. Snape Victorious

    IX. The Half-Blood Prince

    X. The House of Gaunt

    XI. Hermione’s Helping Hand

    XII. Silver and Opals

    XIII. Secret Riddle

    XIV. Felix Felicis

    XV. The Unbreakable Vow

    XVI. A Very Frosty Christmas

    XVII. A Sluggish Memory

    XVIII. Birthday Surprises

    XIX. Elf Tails

    XX. Lord Voldemort’s Request

    XXI. The Unknowable Room

    XXII. After the Burial

    XXIII. Horcruxes

    XXIV. Sectumsempra

    XXV. The Seer Overheard

    XXVI. The Cave

    XXVII. The Lightning-Struck Tower

    XXVIII. Flight of the Prince

    XXIX. The Phoenix Lament

    XXX. The White Tomb




    Aaarrgh!! I want my own copy! Mom, are you reading this? *hint, hint*

    jueves, julio 14, 2005

    Tag, I'm It!

    Okay, so I gotta answer this quiz because the baton was passed to me by Kryzzy!

    three names you go by:

    1. Patricia
    2. Patty
    3. Patz

    three physical things you like about yourself:

    1. my face
    2. my body
    3. my skin

    three physical things you don't like about yourself:

    1. my nose
    2. the way my hair sticks out
    3. flabs in unmentionable places

    three parts of your heritage:

    1. Filipino
    2. Spanish
    3. Chinese

    three things that scare you:

    1. death of my loved ones
    2. failing
    3. to be unhappy

    three of your everyday essentials:

    1. prayer
    2. computer
    3. my CP

    three of your favorite musical artists:

    1. Avril Lavigne
    2. Kitchie Nadal
    3. Kelly Clarkson

    three of your favorite songs:

    1. Stick Around- Azure
    2. I Miss You- Boyz II Men
    3. You First Believed- Hoku

    three things you want in a relationship:

    1. Love
    2. Respect
    3. Trust

    three lies and truths in no particular order:

    lies:
    1. I'm tall
    2. I’m unhappy
    3. I don't appreciate music

    truths:
    1. God inspires me
    2. I can be a pain in the ass
    3. I talk to God everyday

    three physical things about the opposite sex that appeals to you:

    1. Eyes
    2. Skin
    3. Body

    three of your favorite hobbies:

    1. Surfing the internet
    2. Listening to music
    3. Writing

    three things you want to do really badly now:

    1. Study
    2. Sleep
    3. Finish all projects

    three careers you're considering/you've considered:

    1. sisikat ako sa Hollywood!
    2. to be a writer
    3. to be a... singer?!

    three places you want to go on vacation:

    1. London
    2. France
    3. Maldives

    three kid's names you like:

    Have not really thought about this yet

    three things you want to do before you die:

    1. To graduate
    2. Sumikat sa Hollywood!
    3. To be contentedly happy

    three ways that you are stereotypically a boy:

    1. My posture.. it's really bad!

    I can't think of anything else. I think I'm really too girlish!

    three ways that you are stereotypically a girl:

    1. My sentimentality
    2. My fashion sense
    3. My being kikay. Doi.

    three celeb crushes:

    1. *cough cough* Drew.
    2. Orlando Bloom
    3. Daniel Radcliffe

    my turn to tag...

    three people that i would like to see take this quiz:

    1. Fiona (so you can update already! Seriously!)
    2. Sam (give me a chance!)
    3. Meg (give me a chance!)

    miércoles, julio 13, 2005

    Exaggerating

    Dear Diary,

    I am currently living in perennial fear of snakes.

    Snakes. Seriously.

    It is the rainy season, and for some reason the snakes have decided to hang out in our apartment. Sounds gross eh? Actually, I'm exaggerating. There's only one snake, and my maids caught it yesterday. Whoopeedoo! They told me it's actually the size of the index finger, so it's a baby snake, whom I have named Snakey (R.I.P.). Anywack, the bad news is that the mother snake might still be around. And so I continue to live on in fear. I hate snakes. Don't get me wrong, you're not supposed to hate snakes because everything is connected to everything else (Hi, Teacher Donna!). Snakes have a role in the cycle of life and they actually have important roles... but I still hate them. =p

    I actually had a pretty good dream last night. It was about Drew! Seriously. I dreamt that he was leaving Wazzup, and I didn't want him and I started crying and he was hugging me until I stopped, which took quite a long time. *sighs happily*

    Yesterday we had an unannounced diagnostic test in Math. We're supposed to take another one at the end of the year to measure how much we learned. I guess it's for a good reason, but come on! They should've just announced it anyway! Everyone knows how bad I am at Math. And so I'm not expecting a good score. Whatever.

    My uncle got a new cellphone! It's a Sony Ericsson K700i. Suya kaayo ko, promise. It's not that I don't love my phone. I totally do. And I don't want to let go of it. I will die if I lose my phone. Why? Secret! :p

    By the way, I was rejected for the Glee Club. Got me bummed for two hours earlier. And boy, at the workshop, I totally let Teacher Carah have it. I'm exaggerating, again. All I told her when we introduced ourselves was, "I auditioned for the Glee Club, but Ms. won't accept me!" to which she replied, "Not yet!" Hahaha. And she also added that she hopes that I'll have a musical experience thingy soon. Which was nice of her.

    Right now, I'm also upset because I made a friend feel bad about what I said. I don't really like to hurt other's feelings, simply because I know how hard and bad it feels to be hurt. It's about something I said, but I didn't expect that she'd react that way. I hope we'll get to talk soon though.

    Outta here and 'til next update! Mwahs and hugs! =)

    sábado, julio 09, 2005

    Here I Am, Once Again

    (Kelly Clarkson)

    I'm so tired. Today, I went to the mall with Fiona, Meg, Gabrielle, Kimi and Alyssa to watch Fantastic Four. Was the movie fantastic? Uhm, it was okay, I guess. It's not too bad and not too good. Julian McMahon's in this, by the way. I hate his character in Charmed, and I swear, if you'll watch him on this film, you'll hate him more!

    I spent the better half of the morning trying to decide what to wear. I finally settled for one of my better outfits: a white, 80s style bolero, a light blue racerback, a skirt and ballet flats (they set a dress code: a skirt!). Ahh, a vision in blue and white *wink* So I got in Ayala around one and found the guys all there. We bought popcorn and other junk foods and went inside the cinemas. And boy, did we get lucky! I mean, we saw the Harry Potter 4 trailer, although it was kinda bitin! And I just have to say this: OhmygawdDanRadcliffeisnowsohot! =p

    Then we went to the photo studio and had our pictures taken. And Kimi's mom treated us to yummy food in Idea Italia. You can never go wrong with Italian! And then mom arrived and we bought a suit bag, because on Fridays I will be going to school already in my P.E. and therefore need to bring my uniform to school. Then we went home. Some day huh?

    How are my studies, you may ask. They're fine... except for Math! =p It's not just me though. Even Meg's having problems that she nearly tore her hair out. And Meg's one of the smartest people I know (in Math). But other than that, I've aced all my quizzes in other subjects, and that's a pretty good thing. I really think I've put in a lot of effort, so I hope my teachers grade me well... hey, you see the labor of my effort naman ah!

    Which reminds me. We're going to have a summative test in Math. On Monday. Holy cow. I think I'll spend tomorrow studying. And in three weeks, it's going to be our exams already! How quick is that! Seriously.

    No news yet if I'd been accepted in the Glee Club.

    Honorable Mentions:
    1. My name in Korean is pretty long! I had my Korean classmate, Shein, write it out last week. Darn.
    2. Weird things happen a lot... so pray, pray and pray! =)
    3. The white banner up there... I'm not putting it just for decoration's sake. I support MakePovertyHistory. You should, too.
    4. My current favorite songs were my favorite songs a few months ago: Somebody Told Me (The Killers) & Talk to Me (Keri Noble)
    5. The current songs that totally make me kilig are: Falling (Janno Gibbs) and Stick Around (Azure)
    6. I'm having a current obsession for Korean songs, though I don't understand them. Must ask Shein.
    7. Was not able to watch Hale.
    8. Was not able to see Epi & Boy 2 Quizon when they promoted Pinoy Blonde in our school. Heard they're both HOT!
    9. Wazzup-Wazzup is not the same without Drew! Man, I miss him so much.
    10. I have not finished my poem in Filipino yet. The topic is supposed to be about someone special to your heart. Argh.

    Until next update! Bye-bye! Please do not forget Candy! *wink*

    jueves, julio 07, 2005

    Blogger of the Month (that's me!)

    I've been really lazy to update lately. Trust me, I've so many things to blog about, like Drew's visit to my blog, and I bonked my head on the wall, and so far I've aced all quizzes (yipee!) but I'm really tired. Who won't get tired if you have to study everyday?

    Anyways, I would like to place a well-deserved plug. Everyone, please grab the Candy Magazine, July 2005!




    Looks fab, right? The cover girl is a schoolmate, and I've seen her around the campus. She's Ellen Adarna. And she looks really pretty in her other photo inside! And of course, me, I'm the Blogger of the Month! Hurrah, hurrah!

    Candy picked me sometime late February or early March, but I didn't say anything here in my blog, I just told my friends. They used my Christmas entry, and, um, I'm really buking *gulp*! Of course, they would choose the entry where I revealed that I have not studied for Religion and that I crammed for Social Studies 'til midnight and woke up at four a.m., only to have fallen back asleep, eh? I mentioned this to my SS teacher, and man, she threatened to let the whole faculty read the magazine! Yikes. It's all right though, I mean, it's my blog, right? Mine! And anyhoo, I'm really happy that I get to be Blogger of the Month. It's one of the coolest things EVER! I mean, seeing your name in print in the most fabulous teen magazine in the country! Get outta here! You should've seen me, I was jumping all over the place and yelling, "Oh my God, that's me! That's my name!" =p now, if that's how I felt for just a little space in Candy, imagine what Ate Ellen's feeling right now, harhar!

    Well, outta here and 'til next time! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for tagging me. It means a lot.

    I love you all!

    viernes, julio 01, 2005

    Bye, Drew...

    My heart is being torn into pieces.



    Drew. Yes, my Drew Arellano, my most requested, my juan and only, my prince charming, he already left Wazzup-Wazzup. Isn't it so sad? WW's the D-show (Drew show) I watch, and it turns out he's LEAVING it? Tonight, July 1 2005, was his last appearance on the show and he's going to be replaced by Archie Alemania starting Monday! I do not think I can handle that.

    Toni, Vhong and Drew



    Isn't it funny, with all the problems in the country right now, I'm making this a big deal? But you don't understand! I love Drew! And do not ask me why I do. Among all the guys in the local and international showbizness, he was the one who caught my attention! And believe me, no showbiz guy ever lasted as my ultimate crush for so long. I started liking him, like, since his Sunsilk commercial days. That was years ago, man. And until now, he's still my number 1 crush. You might be wondering why? I honestly don't know, but just LOOK at him! He's adorable! He's cute and charming, and charmingly bulol and you can't help but love his smile. And it's pretty obvious that he's very nice. He's the type of boy you want to take home to meet your parents! Lucky Iya.



    Drew, Toni and Vhong



    I honestly don't know why he's leaving. Maybe it's the GMA-7 factor, I don't freaking know! I'm starting to feel depressed already. I know, I sound so weird, and I feel weird typing up this entry, but then, so what? I feel really bad! I know that he has a pretty good reason for leaving, for career reasons maybe, and I wish him all the best. Like Toni and Vhong said, WW's doors are always open for him. WW is not the same without the tagapagbalitang walang kinikilingan, ngunit kinakikiligan. Man, this is so hard to digest!


    Toni and Drew... DrewNi


    To Drew, I am so totally going to miss you on WW... your sense of humor, your uber-cute get-ups, the hairstyle, the kabulolan, and everything. You're the one and only.

    Love you, Potpot!

    Photos courtesy of TFC Godfather and Tinsters