Jul 18, 2011

Thank You and Goodbye, Harry Potter

I've been a fan of Harry Potter since high school. I got really curious to this bulky book (turns out to be the fifth book already, Goblet of Fire) my classmate bought in our school. It was then the time the fifth book was just released. Also, at that time, the first movie, the Sorcerer's Stone, was released in theaters and I realized it was related to that bulky book I just saw. I watched the movie first and I was immediately got hooked by the story. The first book I read was the third one, the Prisoner of Azkaban, since it was the only book I can borrow at that time. It was really good. Since I wanted to read the first book so badly, I bought a copy for myself. Eventually, I was able to read all books except the last one (the Deathly Hollows). I'm not sure why I can't finish the seventh book but I will definitely finish it soon.

After watching the Deathly Hollows movie part two made me realized it really is the end of Harry Potter. Honestly, I'm really sad. I don't want to bid farewell to a story I have grown up with. Harry Potter is one of my beloved interest since high school. Watching it end hurts, but I will surely not forget the lessons I learned. Thank you and goodbye Harry Potter. Thank you to J.K. Rowling for this wonderful adventure she has shared to us.

And lastly, let me share to you my most fave quote of Albus Dumbledore from the second book, the Chamber of Secrets:
"It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."

Jul 10, 2011

Back to Manila

Yes, I went back to Manila this year and this time, it's an all out trip with my workmates.

I felt I needed a long break from work and finally, I was given that break, a weekend trip in Manila.

This time, we went to a lot of places. First stop was the Enchanted Kingdom in Laguna. I really love it there! I love those extreme rides like the Space Shuttle, Anchors Away, and my most fave of all, the Ekstreme. These rides were like letting me shout all my stress out. I felt like all my worries were gone. I felt very overwhelmed.

The next day we went to Greenhills and Mall of Asia (MOA). We shopped 'till we dropped. It was also my first time to watch a movie on IMAX. Guess what's the movie, it's Transformers Dark of the Moon! I also dropped by at Comic Alley and finally bought a Kon stuffed toy. That store is an otaku's haven, I tell you. We had some dinner at the Racks too.

The last day came and hours before our flight back home, we went to University of the Philippines Diliman. Being a UPian, me and my friends did not missed to visit the best UP Campus and took some pics with their oblation statue.

We went back home safe, carrying our bags of boxes of Krispy Kremes.

It was a good break from our stressful work. Thank God for giving me a short vacation. Till my next vacation leave. ;-)

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