Wednesday, January 29, 2014

52-Week Money Challenge ~ with a twist (EASY-EDIT TEMPLATE INCLUDED)

I had to jump into the bandwagon. 

Yes, I'm also doing the 52-week money challenge! :D
Yes, I don't want to put the money in a jar because the bills would be crumpled.

I started last week of December, with a minimum of Php 25 increments. It's one of the lowest starting point, but I really want to finish this so I had to choose the safest starting point for me. 

(Want to start at different starting value? Here's a template for you! Download it (it will be downloaded as Excel), change '25' to your desired value ~everything else will change~, aaand start saving! You're welcome! :D)

I started 'right' during my first two weeks, but decided to give the rules a twist. Because I have money left on my third week, I checked the Php250 week: the new goal now is to cross out all 52 weeks. :) 
Cheating? I don't think so. I just don't want to spend the extra money on something forgettable and not budget-related. :) 

My reasons for doing this challenge are:

  1. I miss having a DSLR so much,and a budgeting plan is needed for me to have another one.  [I 'drowned' my last camera] 
  2. I want to train myself to save constantly.
  3. I want to 'see' where my extra money will go. I have these little extra earnings coming from load (Globe and Sun) and being a Human Nature dealer (this helps me save a lot in my monthly grocery for toiletries too). Plus I signed up to these money-generating social media campaigns/ads like Churpchurp (you can join too here!), Nuffnang and adfly (you can also join here).  
  4. I know I have valuable stuff that I don't use, so this challenge pushes me to sell them already. 

I'm on my sixth week now, and so far, so good. :)

Animorphs 30 Day Challenge: Day 16 - Nightmare Fuel

Day Sixteen: Three moments of nightmare fuel.

1. The ant morph. O.O
    - It's like being controlled by a Yeerk, only you have a system controlling you. I don'y know which is worse.

2. Infested Jake... and all of Tom's thoughts being fed by the Yeerk to Jake
    - Nightmarish because of emotional torture. I admire Jake's stability here, ang I would hug him if he's real. The pain, the pain.

3. All books with David. *shivers*
    - It's nightmarish for me because I don't know how to handle this gray area that is David. I don't know how I would react if I'm in their places. 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Animorphs 30 Day Challenge: Day 15 - Three moments that broke your heart

Day Fifteen: Three moments that broke your heart.
(In no particular order)
1. Jake not saving his parents.
2. Tobias being human just to cry for Rachel.
3. Marco's dad telling Marco about Eva, who tried to force her way out of the yeerk's control to tell his dad not to be involved in military.


Gahd the feels.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Animorphs 30 Day Challenge: Day 14 - Battle Morph

Day Fourteen: What would you choose for a battle morph?
At first, I thought I want to be as big as an elephant or a rhino, but I never saw them move fast, so I don't know if I can handle their bodies.

Plus I think I'll be more of a Rachel-angry type fighter, so I'll choose gorilla or the grizzly. :)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Animorphs 30 Day Challenge: Day 13 - Ability to Morph

Day Thirteen: What would you do if given the ability to morph?
Image from wikipedia.

I would go to the Senate, shake hands with Senators Bong Revilla, Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Nancy Binay. I will morph them, get their secrets from them, and spill them to the public. The ones that they can't hide. I'll make sure there'll be evidences that they can't deny, when I do that. I'll have a Leverage-thinking group for this. And please include Jejomar Binay, and Mar Roxas too. But mostly, Binay.

PLUS, I will also morph Kris Aquino. I will stop her being shown in TV with my Leverage-thinking group's idea (because I still don't know have an idea how to get rid of her).
After all of that, I will morph a cat and eat and sleep and be sexy forever.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Animorphs 30 Day Challenge: Day 12 - Visser Three

Day Twelve: Your thoughts on Visser Three.

I'm not a Visser Three (V3) fan. 
Image from animorphs.wikia.

I think the Earth Invasion should be credited to Visser One alone. Yes, V3 infested an Andalite, but I believe he did many things that a politician would do to hold power, just to be the one to infest an Andalite. He's not a thinker, and to lead a war, one must think 3 steps ahead of the enemy, just the way Jake did. V3 did not do that. 

Also, it takes a leader to lead, and V3 is no leader. He easily kills his subjects when he's annoyed, even the most loyal ones. And he's easily annoyed. His subjects are afraid to be killed; they're not afraid to disobey or disappoint him.

Because of his true nature - angry, impatient, impulisve, vengeful - he wouldn't win any lengthy wars, for sure. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Animorphs 30 Day Challenge: Day 11 - A Controller I love or love to hate

Day Eleven: A Controller you love…or love to hate.

Got to be Tom's Controller. I love to hate him, because I could not just erase the thought of what the real Tom felt when they saw Jake as the leader of Animorphs, and how the Controller could just shove it away.

Anyone with fanfic featuring Tom's POV please? I would love to read it. :)

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Animorphs 30 Day Challenge: Day 10 - OTP

Ever since book 1, I'm rooting for Marco and Rachel, that's why one of my favorite rereads is Megamorphs 4 (See them here. They look so good together, don't they?). 

For all fanfic writers out there, please make my OTP come true. I would want to see the changes that Marco will undergo for his love for Rachel - changes as in I kind of see him as a womanizer at book 54. 

(Had to research the meaning of OTP here. XD Had to fix my internet slang vocabulary.)

Friday, January 17, 2014

Animorphs 30 Day Challenge: Day 8/9

Day 8: TV series
It's sad to admit but I haven't watched an episode, clips or even gif of the TV series. Not since this challenge. 

I only looked it up because of Shawn Ashmore - I had a crush on him when he played Iceman in X-Men. But I did not indulge on his Animorphs stint. I'm cool with him (his physical appearance) being Jake though. 
...So all I can say about this is that I cannot love or hate a thing that I do not even care to know. I'll pass.

Monday, January 13, 2014

January 2014 Movies: Sineng Pambansa National Film Festival

This January, join me in watching All-Masters Selection from Sineng Pambansa National Film Festival 2013! Presented by Film Development Council of the Philippines, this will be featured at UPFI Film Center, from January 8 -21.
Image from here.

When this Festival was first featured at SM Malls, I just watched Lihis (LOVET! Lovi Poe became my girl crush here.) because I don't have the budget to watch them all. Thank heavens for this second chance! Now I can watch Badil, starring my girl crush Mercedes Cabral! 

Will watch? Let's!
And while you're at UP, maximize your cultured being by visiting Bulwagan ng Dangal and Vargas Museum (P20 entrance Monday-Friday except Wednesday, Wednesday = free entrance!)


EDIT: I invite all moviegoers, movie reviewers and bloggers to watch the films! Tickets are just for P100 only! Let's let's let's!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Animorphs 30 Day Challenge: Day 7 - Visser One or Three?

Who was the better leader, Visser One or Visser Three?

I am with Visser One through and through. Having a human controller, he has an advantage on knowing how to deal with humans. Visser Three's lack of empathy combined with his extra large ego doomed it to his failure. His first appearance, the one when he killed Elfangor, could've been prevented if only he acted with his reason. Morphing a large alien being near a mall is dangerous, but he did it anyway. Near the end of the series, as he increased the production of Controllers by force, he also produced more enemies due , leading to his fall. 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Planner 2014

Well hellooo there, vagina-spitting coffee mug covered planner. :D

Let's have a planned and goal-oriented year!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Planner 2013: Realizations

It's the time of the year again to have a new planner, thus the rereading of the old one(s). (s) --- this is because I had two planners for 2013.

Aaaand it was a mess. I had two planners for 2012 and it was good, but it didn't do well for me last year. So I resolve to have only one this year. I got my first ever Starbucks planner, and I'm very contented with it, thank gods.

Anyway, as I was browsing my first planner, I realized that my 2013 was a year of diversions. I indulged in watching movies especially indie films (such as Amor Y Muerte, Sana Dati, Lihis, Atraco... I do not consider myself a movie buff so this is new to me), I read a LOT of self-help books/articles/blogs (basically became a victim of epiphany addiction), and attended too many seminars.

I did not check status, unlike last last year, when I had '3 new things I did during the day'.

I did not reread my planners from time to time, and with my forgetfulness, that is not healthy.

These realizations should serve as lessons for handling this year.
Plan to succeed, self!