Have you guys watched THE FAULT IN OUR STARS yet? For those of you who are clueless, TFIOS is the sixth novel by popular author John Green, published in January 2012. The story is narrated by a sixteen-year-old cancer patient named Hazel, who is forced by her parents to attend a support group, where she subsequently meets and falls in love with the seventeen-year-old Augustus Waters, an ex-basketball player, cancer survivor, and amputee. Now when the big C is involved, DO NOT expect a happy ending! @_@
A feature film adaptation of the novel directed by Josh Boone and starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort and Nat Wolff was released on June 6, 2014. The title is inspired from Act 1, Scene 2 of Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar, in which the nobleman Cassius says to Brutus: “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings.”
Anyway, I’ve read the novel when it first came out after seeing Ate bawl & cry her heart out -snot & all. And albeit juvenile in nature, I am young at heart & I enjoyed it thoroughly. :P I cried a river after having read it. Which actually spoiled the whole movie for me as I already knew the soddy ending. There were no dry eyes in the cinema, so if like me, you’re a sucker for love & romance and long for a good cry-fest now & then, GO! Watch it asap. And make sure you bring a hanky, or better yet a towel. No heart is tough enough to withstand the play of emotions in this film.
Because movie time is family time, the 2 boys watched with us & blinked their eyes profusely during emotional scenes to keep from tearing & play up their macho sides! :P
The new movie theater is cool, the seats big & comfy. You could hear a pin drop with the way the audience hung on to every word while the movie was showing. ;)
We drowned our sorrows away in LITTLE ASIA a few kilometers away from Bonifacio High Street after the movie. Ate recommended it knowing her dad’s penchance for asian food, and we loved the old world feel. <3
Little AsiaThe Venice Piazza
Unit 109-110 The Venice Piazza, McKinley Hill, Taguig
Little Asia’s interior looked like a chinese opium store with plush velvet chairs & gilded golden mirrors. And it was almost empty on a Friday night too! Hurrah for us. Some peace & quiet over dinner. \m/
I also loved the ceiling embellishments. Kung hindi lang kami lahat hikain, I would love to have this in our home! <3
Hot and Sour Soup 125 php. Good for 2-4. Shredded pork, shitake mushrooms, tofu and black fungus in chili and black vinegar broth. I loved how our soup was rockingly sour & filled with so many delightful things!
The romantic ambiance sets the mood for Kap. ;)) Hala na!
Whenever we eat out, we give the kids 1 choice each for all of us to share. So it’s always 5 viands for the 5 of us, plus our staples, the noodle & rice.
My Lovey’s Korean Beef Stew 315 php. Braised Australian short ribs simmered in their special Korean beef broth.
My babyson’s Coconut Fish Fillet 265 php. Fried fish fillet covered in coconut cream sauce with mixed spices and basil.
Kap’s Fried Green Beans 195 php Stir-fried green beans with ground pork, black mushrooms and onions.
Pineapple Fried Rice 235 php. Ham, diced chicken, shrimps, pineapple chunks, leeks, lettuce, carrots, green peas and eggs. This is already a meal in itself with surprisingly a good amount of meat & veggies mixed in. <3
Seafood Fried Noodles 225 php. Pan-fried noodles with fish fillet, squid, shrimps and vegetables.
My little family who take delight in simple pleasures! <3
Plus a pleasant & welcome surprise of the night, FREE CHICKEN for bills reaching 950 php. Guess who was very very happy! ;)) Szechuan Chicken 245 php. Diced crispy chicken tossed in their own salt and pepper spice mix with Thai chili.
Mango Crepe with Nutella 165 php. Delicate crepes with mangoes, hazelnut spread and vanilla ice cream.
The mangoes were sweet, fresh, and generously served. Definitely a plus point in my book! <3
It’s back to school so all the nice movies will start pouring in again. But before I end, I need to go back to TFIOS & share wih you a pamatay line.. Hindi talaga ako maka-get over huhuhu!!!
“I’m in love with you,” he said quietly. “Augustus,” I said. “I am,” he said. He was staring at me, and I could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. “I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.” ― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars