Sunday, March 31, 2013

DVD Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (GIVEAWAY ALERT!!!)

Have you watched "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" before? Have you read the book? Are you a fan of both? If so, then I've got something incredibly jizzmatastic for you.

If you have already read my review on the movie on my blog, then you should know exactly how I feel about the movie by now. If you felt in any way the same way that I did, then the DVD "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" by C-Interactive is a definite must-have for you. Special thanks to them for my copy! :)

All of the parts that I missed from the book that weren't in the movie can all be found in the Deleted Scenes of the DVD's special features, including *get ready for this* the entire abortion scenes, the suicide poem scene, and a backstory on Susan and Michael. Plus, you'll even get to see an alternate ending!

Make sure you watch the deleted scenes with the director's commentary first, though, so you understand what they're about, where they were meant to be in the movie and why they were cut. I seriously pray that they decide to make an Extended DVD version. I would pay very, very good money for that.

On that note, I also incredibly loved watching the movie with the cast commentary on because it made me feel like I was watching the movie with Stephen, Logan, Emma, and the rest of the cast. Even when I was actually all alone. Like a real wallflower. :p

I also have to admit that I still cried while watching the DVD - more times than when I watched the movie in the cinemas... if that's even possible. #loseralert

So, if the movie version made you feel infinite, then the DVD version will make you feel mega-infinite. And this is where the good news comes in! C-Interactive has sent me an extra copy to give away to one of my readers! Woohoo!

Wanna experience the infiniteness of the DVD yourself? Then all you have to do is follow my blog through GFC and answer this question: Who or what was your favorite character, part or quote in "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" (book or movie - doesn't matter!)

The DVD will be raffled off to one of the participants, so if you want bonus entries, you can also:

Like Wonder Woman Rises and C-Interactive on Facebook
Follow Wonder Woman and C-Interactive on Twitter

Good luck! :) I'm excited to read your answers!!! Giveaway runs until April 12, 2013, bee tee dub. :)

Of course, if you can't wait that long, you can just buy your own copy ASAP instead!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Century Tuna is the Secret Behind Anne Curtis' Sexy Body

Have you seen the Century Tuna commercial with Anne Curtis in it yet? :)

I don't know about you, but every time I see that commercial, I feel fat. And I don't mean that in a bad way. I just mean that it inspires me to look as good and feel as good as Anne does in that commercial. In fact, it was what initially motivated me to follow the healthy and longing-to-be-fit lifestyle that I lead today!

I was actually lucky enough to meet Anne at the press con for the very same commercial that you see above and she told us all about her dietary habits and how she stays fit through her diet there! Want to know her secrets? Then read on! :)

1. She has cheat weekends instead of cheat days.

That's right. Two whole days of eating whatever you want. Talk about heaven! Anne reminds us not to overdo it, though! "Although you can eat anything and everything that you want on your cheat weekends, make sure to only do so in moderation," she says.

2. She doesn't deprive herself of her favorite food.

This may be hard to believe, but Anne swears that she still eats chocolate and rice on a regular basis (i.e. on her cheat weekends). "I just make sure that I opt for healthier options, like dark chocolate and brown rice, when I do so."

3. She eats a lot of Century Tuna.

When asked how Anne incorporates Century Tuna into her diet, she explains that she puts it in whole wheat bread for breakfast (with mayonnaise on cheat weekends!) and in salads for the rest of the day. Yum!

Hearing that was definitely enough to get me to convert to Century Tuna on a daily basis myself. Haha. Try their spicy variant - it's my favorite! :)

For more information on Century Tuna, make sure to like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter! :)

Friday, March 29, 2013

A Resolution.

Fireworks always remind me of New Year's Eve or the Fourth of July. So, when I knew I was going to watch a pyromusical at SM Mall of Asia with my boys earlier this month, I decided to dress all patriotic-like and don as many stars and stripes as possible without being considered as overkill.

How'd I do? :)

white see-through shirt from Bangkok
black boots from S&H

Flats were a must because I knew we'd be shifting from standing to sitting to standing to sitting just to get a good view of the fireworks. My trusty S&H boots were definitely a good choice in the end!

stars and stripes vest from Forever 21
black Young Blood necklace from Crave More

I also knew that we'd be outside, so I had to dress comfortably enough to survive the heat. It was my first time to wear this impulse-bought vest from Forever 21 and this necklace from Crave More.

Fun fact: this piece from Crave More is actually the very first one that I eyed and - pardon the pun - craved for. Amazing piece designed by Aidx Paredes! :) Love it to bits! Still one of my favorite Crave More pieces to date!

American flag watch from Young Wild Free

It was also the first time I wore this cool watch from Young Wild Free. Another fun fact: I was born in America and lived there for half of my childhood and part of my awkward tween years, so this was a definite must-have for me. Ordered it the minute I saw it on my Facebook newsfeed! :p

black lace shorts from ForMe
silver boombox ring from Bangkok
Pacman bracelet from Yummycharm Shop

Everyone knows I'm not a girly girl, so I'm veeeeery slowly trying to incorporate some girlier pieces into my wardrobe. I decided to start with these gorgeous shorts from ForMe. Just a pinch of girliness for now. What do you think? :)
So as not to shock all of you, I also geeked it up with this boombox ring that I bought coz it reminds me of my Lloyd Dobler, and this Pacman bracelet that I bought before I even started blogging. Now that Multiply is gone, does anyone know where I can find Yummycharm Shop??? HELP!!! :(

Since my outfit reflected the Fourth of July more than New Year's Eve, I thought that I should at least end this post with something New Year's Eve-y: a resolution.

A resolution to stop trusting people so freely and to start following my heart more than my head. A resolution to believe that people can and will change for the better and to never give up hope.

Besides, who said resolutions should only be made on New Year's Eve anyway? :) What's yours?

Thursday, March 28, 2013

How Crocs Captivated My Heart... and Feet

This might seem like a shocker to you, especially if you know me from Bangkok, but I'm slowly falling more and more in love with Crocs nowadays. In fact, there isn't a time when I don't visit a Crocs store to see what's new whenever I pass one at a mall anymore. (It's true. Just ask Gerd.)

Well, Crocs has just launched more shoe lines that truly reflect the lively, vibrant and happy nature of women, in general. After all, women are part of Crocs' biggest markets nowadays along with kids, thanks to its profound comfort and new, fun styles.

Crocs' local distributor, Six Degrees Inc., is currently carrying more than 15 shoe models for women for Spring/Summer 2013 alone, but here are the classic Crocs styles that first appeared in 2009 - the styles that changed the game for Crocs and turned rabid haters of their iconic clogs into avid and loyal fans - myself included:

The Hanalei Wedges

Hanalei in black

Hanalei in navy blue

Also available in jade, espresso, red and white.

The Rio Wedges

Rio in red

Rio in yellow

Also available in purple and black.

Franco Limjuco, Vice President of Six Degrees Inc., reminisces about how these models were introduced in the summer of 2009 and how women stormed their stores then and there to get their hands on them. They were instant hits.

Summer of 2009 was when Crocs started getting a share of women's love by enriching their closets.

What I love the most about Crocs, though, is not just how they expanded in terms of colors and designs; but in how comfortable they are as a whole. Yes, Crocs has definitely come a long way since their clogs days and I can't wait to share more about them on my blog in the months to come! :)

To see more of the new Crocs designs and get more information on Crocs, in general, please visit Crocs' official website, like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. :)

Win Great Prizes with Uniqlo's Latest Facebook App!

Have you tried out Uniqlo's latest Facebook app U Shop, U Win yet?

Well, you should.

Know why?

Aside from being easy peasy, you can also win an iPhone 5, a DSLR camera, a phone tablet, or a summer getaway for 2.

And, with every game that you play, you can even get 500-peso gift certificates to use while shopping at Uniqlo! Woot!

Ready to find out more about U Shop, U Win? Here we go...

U Shop, U Win is basically a Facebook game application that will let you use your virtual shopping points to purchase items at the virtual Uniqlo store, which - bee tee dub - looks uncannily like its actual store at SM Mall of Asia.

This is how it works (with pictures this time!):

Go to the Uniqlo Philippines Facebook page and click on the U-Shop. U-Win. tab.

Once you click on "Start Playing Now", you will be asked to register and create your own avatar. The choices are rather limited and it doesn't really matter, but once you have your own avatar ready, you will be taken to this screen:

This screen basically tells you everything that you need to know in order to play the game.

Then you will be brought to the virtual SM Mall of Asia Uniqlo store where the game will officially begin.

Once inside, you can go through racks of different men's and women's clothing and accessories and shop with your available virtual shopping points.

If you are running low on shopping points, no worries - you can just click on the tabs on the top part of the gaming screen (13SS Collection, Uniqlo Website, and Aura Opening) to get more and find out more about Uniqlo's 2013 Spring/Summer Collection, the brand itself and its SM Aura opening at Bonifacio Global City.

When choosing the items that you want to buy in the virtual store, you will be shown the price and the different colors underneath. Add whatever you want to your cart and when your done with your virtual shopping, head on over to the cashier section.

As you can see, it looks exactly like the Uniqlo SM Mall of Asia cashiers, as well! This is where the game of luck comes in. When about to pay for your items, you will have to choose one of these lucky cashiers to claim an instant prize after each game that you play.

Most of the time, you will get 500 additional shopping points for your next game, but if you're lucky, you'll get a minor prize. I've actually already won a Uniqlo gift certificate worth 500 pesos myself! Double woot!

If you end up winning, as well, you will get an email with the following details:

It will also tell you when and where you can redeem and use your gift coupon.

Interested in winning? Then start playing U-Shop U-Win now until May 5, 2013. :)

At the end of the promo period, those who played the game, logged in and played more will have more chances of winning one of the major prizes.

Aside from this Facebook promo, you should also take note that Uniqlo will be opening a new two-storey store at Bonifacio Global City's SM Aura soon - their first store opening in the Philippines this year.

Are you as excited as I am? :D Hope you enjoy the game! I'm loving it so far! :)

For more information on Uniqlo, please visit their official website.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Leading a Double Life

"If someone wants to lead a double life, they will find a way to do it. And they can promise you things until your nerves unfold and you can finally put up your feet. But it can all be a lie. There are no guarantees, even when people mean what they say at the time. People change their minds. People die. And the hurt is as real as a baseball bat."

- Stephanie Klein

If you follow me on Twitter, you prolly already know that I've been going through a lot of personal issues in terms of friendships and love. I'm dealing with everything slowly, though, and should be back to normal in no time at all. :)

Anyhoo, here's what I wore to the Swensen's food-tasting event a few weeks ago:

black leather shorts from Gold Dot

black tank top from Bangkok
black jacket from Folded and Hung

black Pacman Ghost hat - gift from Christine Liwag
black aviator sunglasses - property of Gerd Perez

gold wired Angel necklace - made by Gerd Perez

suede sneaker wedges from Promod

These sneaker wedges have easily become my favorite pair of shoes because they go with practically anything and are incredibly comfortable! I can actually wear them all day without begging to change into flats. Love them!

studded see-through clutch bag from Hued Bags

I am also in love with this studded see-through clutch bag from Hued Bags right now! <3

It is the perfect size for all of my must-bring items:

- a book (I worship Chuck Palahniuk's writing style!)
- face powder (mine's from Maybelline)
- sexy red lipstick (mine's from Avon)
- mints (I only eat cinnamon Altoids as my mints)
- a case for my contact lenses (I'm blind, y'see...)
- a fan for the occasional intense heat

Easiest "What's in My Bag?" feature ever. :p

What I've realized during these recent trying times is that you will never actually know whether a person is lying to you or not, whether they will keep their promises or not, whether they mean what they say at any given time or whether they will still feel the same way towards you days, weeks, months or years from now.

All we can really do is hope.

Fall in Love with Swensen's New Strawberry in Love Sundaes

It's been incredibly hot these past few days, so I'm gonna go ahead and blog about something cold, with the hopes that I'll end up feeling cold afterwards myself. :p

The last time I wrote about Swensen's was during the holiday season, when they introduced their Ultimate Ricecream Sundaes. Well, they recently hosted yet another exciting food-tasting event, this time for their "Strawberry In Love" ice cream sundaes - perfect for Gerd and I, don't you think? :p

The latest delicious sundaes on Swensen's menu focus on bringing together chocolate and this season's delicious strawberries, both in yummy versions that are sure to leave you craving for more.

The first one is called the Strawberry Chocolate Lava, which is made with scrumptious chocolate lava cake and is topped with cold fudge, fresh strawberries and strawberry syrup. It also comes with a scoop of strawberry ice cream, some almond slices, and whipped cream. Yum!

The second one is the one that I was incredibly excited about: the Strawberry Crepe, which is a mouth-watering combination of crepe with cold fudge, whipped cream, fresh strawberries, some almond slices, and icing sugar. It also comes with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a scoop of strawberry ice cream. Heaven!

Since I am a sucker for crepe and fresh strawberries, I knew that I had to taste this new concoction - and I definitely do not regret it! The crepe is incredibly soft and goes very well with the fruits and the ice cream scoops therein.

I would highly recommend this for those hoping to ditch the cold weather by eating something refreshing and delicious at the same time! :)

Since I am also a sucker for coffee, I simply could not not have a cappuccino while at Swensen's. This is another reason why I would highly recommend a Swensen's visit to anyone dying of the heat right now.

The airconditioning in their MOA branch is so strong that it doesn't actually feel wrong to have some hot coffee while on a date or enjoying some ice cream with your friends, family or even alone there. :)

Swensen's now has branches in both SM Mall of Asia and Eastwood Mall, both of which are more than ready to spread the love with their new lineup of Strawberry in Love sundaes.

I'll definitely be getting my Strawberry Crepe fix tomorrow after the first ever BDJ Box Beauty Social event. See you there? :)

Don't forget to like Swensen's on Facebook and follow them on Twitter, by the way! :)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

See you at the first BDJ Box Beauty Social on March 24!

I don't know about you, but I can't wait for the first ever BDJ Box Beauty Social at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium this Sunday, March 24!

BDJ Box basically refers to a beauty product discovery subscription service existing generally for women. Brought to us by the makers of the Belle de Jour Power Planner - which you have undoubtedly heard of if you live in Manila and not under a rock - BDJ Box aims to help every Filipina unbox her own beauty.

For just Php480 a month, subscribers will get a mass-customized box with around 6 beauty products delivered straight to their doorstep.

As such, I am more than psyched to see what the activity booths at the Beauty Social will have to offer!

The best part is that the BDJ Box Beauty Social is open to everyoneHowever, only pre-registered girls will get to take part in the talks, get a loot bag, and get their pictures taken by a professional photographer. Slots are given on a first come, first served basis, as well.

To pre-register for a talk, just email the following:

Subject: BDJ Box Beauty Social Reg
Mobile Number:

Your answer to the question: What's your "I honestly can't live without it" beauty product?
Top 3 choices for talks

For more details, like BDJ Box's Facebook page or visit their official website here. :)

Be happy. Stay pretty.
Let me know if I'll see you on Sunday!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

DVD Review: Argo

I originally wrote an entire blog post about my love for Ben Affleck - a blog post that would rival even Holden McNeil's monologue on how much he loves Alyssa in "Chasing Amy".

But hey, such is life. This post is meant to be about "Argo" and about "Argo" it shall be.

When I missed "Argo" in the cinemas, I really didn't have any plans of seeing it anymore. My dad was going on and on about how it was about ambassadors and embassies (my dad was an ambassador before retirement). Well, it's not. It's about Ben Affleck. :p And I just want to make a huge shout-out to Magnavision for giving me a copy of the DVD and strengthening my love for him all the more! :)

If you've read my DVD review on "The Vow", then you should know how much I love and appreciate movies based on true stories. Well, that is exactly what "Argo" was.

If done in any other way, "Argo" could have easily come off as try-hard or fake, but with Ben Affleck's magical eye and talent (sorry, sorry, I'm a huge fan - have you seen "The Town"?), "Argo" became a thrilling and exciting movie well worth the Best Movie wins in the Golden Globes and the Oscars (though I still hate The Academy for not nominating Ben as Best Director).

Ben Affleck also seems to have a talent for discovering and finding great talent in his cast (again, see "The Town"!). The cast was perfect for this and I love, love, loved their outfits, the setting and the cars! Lol.

If you haven't seen "Argo" yet, then you should definitely see it. Not only will you learn a thing or two about my birth country (American and proud!) and its relations with other countries, but you will also sense intense tension and maybe even sweat a little while watching. I found myself screaming a lot and even kneading my cheeks a little. Don't judge me. :p

"Argo" is definitely Ben Affleck's best work so far. So, even if he wasn't nominated as Best Director at the Oscars, it couldn't help but win as Best Movie. Watch Ben Affleck's inspiring acceptance speech here:

Oh, Ben. I love you. Please don't stop being so brilliant.

Have you seen "Argo" yet? What did you think of it? I'd love to know! :) Also, do you love Ben Affleck as much as I do? :p Don't forget to like Magnavision on Facebook and follow them on Twitter btw! :)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Couple Shots: Little Bombs.

"Your dog is leaving little bombs in my yard again!!!"

Just coz that is probably my favoritest line in "Despicable Me".

And coz I can't wait for "Despicable Me 2".

And coz I'm addicted to the Despicable Me 2 banana song.

And coz bananas now remind me of Gerd (he's obsessed with bananas right now, for some weird and unknown reason! :p)

And coz our dog decided to photobomb this photoshoot.


Check out my complete outfit post here.

Check out Gerd's complete outfit post here.

Check out our dog's cute butt above. :p

And hey, check out how strong I am now!

Don't blame me. GERD IS HEAVY, okay. Just ask Miko and David. Lol.

Have a great weekend, everyone! :)