Tuesday, June 27, 2017

How Far Would I Go for a Justin Bieber Purpose Tour Concert Ticket?

I was just chatting with a fellow Belieber a few minutes ago and I was telling her that, yes, it's confirmed: JUSTIN BIEBER'S PURPOSE TOUR IS COMING TO MANILA!!!

Yes, my fellow Beliebers, this is not a drill. Now is the time to freak out and check how much money you've actually got and if you've got any to spare for his concert after tuition fees and ToyCon. I don't know about you, but I am FREAKING OUT!!! I was just telling Koji after watching the Britney Spears concert: "Justin Bieber nalang, okay nako sa concert life ko." And now here it is - right for the taking… well, for Php17,850 for the best view, anyway.

The excitement is unreal, though!!! I've been a closet Belieber since the first time he jumped out of his "Baby" shell and a not-so-closeted Belieber for the last few years when they started playing his music in bars. (I just can't resist screaming out the lyrics and dancing along while shouting "IT'S MY JAM WOOOOO" whenever a Justin Bieber song comes on.)

And then I realised that, while I may have thrown a tantrum and cried and whined like a child for a Britney Spears concert ticket, I would be willing to go through so much more for a Justin Bieber Purpose Tour ticket… probably because Justin's abs are on the line this time.

I want to go to this concert so badly, I would actually volunteer as tribute for the Hunger Games if given the chance (after the concert, of course… I'm not sure how reliable my survival skills are anymore). I want to go to this concert so badly, I would actually be willing to stand naked smack in the middle of Bonifacio High Street during its busiest hours. I want to go to this concert so badly, I would make an effort to recreate all of Justin Bieber's videos to prove how much I love him. (Pero siyempre, mas mahal ko pa rin si Julian. Boom.)

AHHHHH!!! Where can I sell my kidneys for a fair price??? (Only half joking.)

Monday, June 26, 2017

Toruk: A Magical Visual Production Worth Seeing

It is no secret that I am a lover of the aerial arts.

What is more of a secret is that I am deathly scared of clowns. And so, the mere mention of a circus usually sends me running for the hills. That wasn't the case when I first heard of Cirque Du Soleil's Toruk: The First Flight, though.

See, Toruk is based on James Cameron's movie 'Avatar' (the blue people, not the air benders) and so, the entire show is set in the beautiful fictional world of Pandora (read: no circus elements anywhere!)

The setup at the cocktail area in itself made me giddy!

'Avatar' also happens to be one of boyfie's favorite movies. He loves it so much, he once asked me if I would judge him if he bought a Jake Sully Hot Toys figure. :p

'Avatar' for the boyfie and aerial arts for me! Win-win!

I practically begged for tickets to see this - AND I REGRET NOTHING!!!

The minute we walked into MOA Arena and I saw the stage, I whipped out my phone to take a picture. I was in awe - and we hadn't even started yet. 

You can also become part of the show Coldplay-style by downloading the Toruk app and keying in your seat number. Awesomesauce!

The minute it started, I knew it would be everything I had hoped it would be: beautiful, mesmerising, inspiring, unforgettable, and truly one-of-a-kind.

If I were on Pandora, I would definitely be part of this tribe!

Seeing this bit made me want to do aerial silks again.

You can watch a snippet of that scene here:
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By the time we reached intermission, I was all but aching to head to the studio to train. But of course, I wanted to finish the show more, so I settled for doing a Man on the Moon in one of the cute pod chair things in the smoking area. :p

Julian's night was made, too, because we ran into one of his favorite actresses at the bacon dog place...

Cherie Gil! :p So easy to please, this one.

Toruk also had their own version of Chinese pole dancing.

This absolutely stunning sight in itself is already worth the time and money!

If you're looking for a full-on Cirque Du Soleil production, Toruk is not it. No, Toruk is something else entirely. It is a production that everyone, no matter the age, will be able to appreciate and love.

Sure, the majority of the show is in Na'Vi (the native language used in 'Avatar') and most people probably won't understand what's being said; but half of the fun for me was translating everything that was said in the show and having Julian wonder whether I could actually understand them or if I was just making everything up. :p

The storyline aside, it is an absolute wonder to see Pandora come to life in front of our eyes. While it just used to be a bunch of CGI on an IMAX screen, seeing that universe right in front of you is something else entirely. I would highly recommend catching a show this weakend before they head to Taipei for the next leg of their tour!

Tickets are available at smtickets.com! Don't miss out! :) You may also like Toruk's Facebook page for more updates and fun videos.

Also, check out my first vlog with Emerald, the biggest 'Avatar' geek I know:

Friday, June 16, 2017

Snow Crystal White Tomato Works Like Natural Sunscreen for Healthy-Looking Skin

You guys all know that I am proud of my morena skin. However, what I am not proud of is the amount of time I spend in the sun every time the summer season comes around. In fact, I love the sun so much that my skin color turns a weird, exceedingly dark, almost ash-like color. Well, I finally found a product that works like a Natural Suncreen and keeps my skin looking healthy at the same time.

Snow Crystal White Tomato contains some of the most potent ingredients for healthy white skin. It has 800mg of Colorless Carotenoids (PhytoflORAL) from a unique breed of organic white tomatoes that don’t just whiten the skin and even out skin tone, but also reduce the signs of aging and defend the skin from UV rays.

Snow Crystal White Tomato also happens to be extremely affordable compared to other similar brands in the market. Most other brands abroad that use PhytoflORAL or colorless carotenoids can cost anywhere between Php5,900 to Php6,900; but Snow Crystal White Tomato only costs Php2,985. It also comes in the form of soap for only Php299.

The best part is that it also contains 500mg of Kohjin L-Glutathione, a highly powerful antioxidant that removes free radicals and repairs skin for a healthy glow from within. (Read: http://www.lilmisswonderwoman.com/2015/11/snow-caps-get-in-love-glow-even-if.html) Snow Crystal White Tomato happens to be the first brand to combine both of these products in one tablet; so you get so many benefits out of just one product.

Snow Crystal White Tomato also has Bioperine in it to help the body absorb the PhytoflORAL and L-Glutathione better. Naturally, the faster the body absorbs the nutrients, the faster and better results you will get. I was lucky enough to try out the product before it is out in the market and I am loving it so far! I’ll be writing a better, more personal review in a few months after I experience the full effects of the product, as well, so make sure to stay tuned for that!

Snow Crystal White Tomato will be available at all leading drugstores nationwide starting this July 2017. To stay updated with the release of this Natural Sunscreen, like their Facebook page and follow them on Instagram at @snowskinwhite7 J

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Wonder Woman: Now the Best DC Movie to Date!

In case my blog name doesn't make it obvious: I am a HUGE Wonder Woman fan. Growing up, there weren't a lot of women who really made an impact in my life. Wonder Woman did - so much so that I used her name as my alias for newspaper gigs and eventually, this blog and on social media.

Why has Wonder Woman been my biggest fictional idol? Well, for starters, Wonder Woman is strong. And she is independent. And she rocks her curls and her curves and her strength with an IDGAF attitude. Let's not forget that she didn't need her family or a man to help her in most of the things that she did. (The New 52 Superman and Wonder Woman comics bother me the most because that's when I've seen Wonder Woman at her weakest, I think - she's in a relationship with Superman in it - and I am still unsure how to feel about it).

Anyway, for years, I had waited for a movie to be made, in which she would be able to influence and inspire little girls of newer generations the way that she influenced and inspired me in comic books in the past. That time has finally come - and DC does not disappoint.

Wonder Woman easily trumps my favorite DC movie of all time ("Superman" - the very first one with Christopher Reeve) as she shines bright as a beacon of female empowerment in every scene of the movie.

Gal Gadot is absolutely perfect for the role of the Amazonian princess. Even though I had to wait more than two decades for this movie, she made it worth the wait. It is amazing how her beauty and her strength shine in every frame and how her face can go from that young Amazonian, I-want-to-make-my-mother-proud look in the earlier scenes to that naive and innocent look in the London scenes to that fierce and determined-to-help-people look in the pre-battle scenes to that violent, I'm-gonna-kill-anyone-who-gets-in-my-way look in the actual battle scenes to that humble, I-was-just-doing-what-I-need-to-do look in the post-battle scenes to that "but surprise, I can give you a pornstar face, too" look. And yet she effortlessly made all of those looks believable in the movie. There seriously is no better choice for this role at this point in time.

As for the movie itself, it packages all of the elements and values of life perfectly into 2.5 hours. The character development is very well done. You feel things when you need to feel them and you get affected when you need to get affected. Never did I think that someone was miscast in their role nor did I roll my eyes at any of the jokes or romantic scenes. The twist was a bit predictable for me, but that's just because I know my actors well.

Being as big of a fan as I am, though, I ended up crying a lot - and not just when things got sad in the movie, either. I found myself crying in one of the battle scenes because I was containing my desire to scream and cheer her on. (My heart and lungs yelled "YEAH!!!" so hard, though.) And when she brought out the Lasso of Truth in battle for the first time? I cried then, too. Of course, I cried during the sad parts, as well; but for the rest of it, I found myself crying because of the sheer beauty of it all. It was everything I imagined the Wonder Woman universe to be like on the big screen and my emotions simply couldn't hold it in. It was absolutely wonderful. 

Overall, Wonder Woman does not disappoint in any way. In fact, it exceeded my expectations by far and I highly recommend watching it as soon as possible. (If you can, watch it in IMAX - worth it!)

The most beautiful thing about this movie, though, is that so many of my friends have messaged me throughout the week after watching it, telling me that they finally understand me and that they finally appreciate my love for the character. One of them even asked me to sit down with her and tell her the story in the comic books.

In a world where nobody I am close to actually reads comic books, this is a step up for the world of geekery. People are actually starting to care and ask questions and take notice, and little girls finally have an on-screen female superhero to look up to. Well done, Wonder Woman. Thank you for making your movie version so beautiful and easy to digest. Let's keep moving up from here, shall we, DC? :p