Wednesday, November 14, 2018

'Alita: Battle Angel' is the First Trailer in a While to Get Me Super Excited

I don't get to watch movies as early as I want to anymore. Heck, I just watched 'Bohemian Rhapsody' last night. And while it was HELLA AMAZING (more on that later), I feel the need to rave about a trailer that I watched during the previews that really caught my attention.

As you probably know if you've been following my blog for a while now, I'm bit of a sci-fi geek. I love movies like 'Gattaca', 'Artificial Intelligence', and 'Minority Report' because I like dreaming about a glorious feature - or at least one with a 'wow' factor. So, the minute this trailer came on, and I saw that girl Alita on the big screen yesterday, I had already decided I was IN LOVE with the movie that it was to be.

The trailer aside, the names behind the film also made me sit up and listen. James Cameron, Jon Landau and Robert Rodriguez? We are set for one hella memorable cinematic experience with 'Alita: Battle Angel' in 2019, I'm tellin' ya! Mark my words!

'Alita: Battle Angel' is apparently based on a manga by Yukito Kishiro. It is set in the 26th century, 300 years after the Great Wars when all but one of the great Sky Cities fell and technology was set back centuries.

The story revolves around a cyborg girl named Alita whose cyber core was discarded from the Sky City and rescued by a grieving father (played, by the way, by CHRISTOPH WALTZ!!!) Alita is then repaired with a new doll-like cyber-body and she is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. She's like those adorable yet ultra expensive dolls with big eyes that Krissy from collects (I don't know what they're called haha), but a cyborg version of them, making Alita all the more awesome.

Anyway, the sci-fi theme aside, it looks like it's going to be a great father-daughter film, too - one that will most likely put me to tears.

In case you haven't seen the trailer yet, you can watch it here:

'Alita: Battle Angel' will be coming to Philippine cinemas next year courtesy of 20th Century Fox.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Jamba Juice Has 7 Exciting Promos to Celebrate 7 Years

Man, Jamba Juice has been in the Philippines for a while now. I should know this because they have always had special mentions in my blog, thanks to my absolute obsession with them. (Here's a sample mention of Jamba Juice in Alabang Town Center back in 2012.)

Since then, all of the Jamba branches near my place have closed (I miss you, ATC and Southmall branches! *sniffles*), but that doesn't stop me from getting my Jamba fix whenever I get the chance, particularly when I pass by one in Cavite, when I'm shopping in BGC, and when I go to Shinagawa for my lasik surgery checkups.

Count it: it's been 7 whole years! (Syrena was just 1 year old back then! *sniffles*) And to celebrate its 7th birthday, they are happily presenting #7DaysofJamba headlined by 7 exciting offers for 7 days (yes, 7 is the magic number here!). #7DaysofJamba starts on Sunday, November 11 and lasts until Saturday, November 17! Who's excited? :D

To kick things off, Jamba Juice is giving away a free reusable bamboo straw if you buy a 22oz smoothie or larger on November 11. On November 12, you can get a free boost for every 22oz order.

On November 13, celebrate with a friend... and the Booky app! Use Booky to order two 12oz smoothies (of the 7 all-time favorite blends), and you'll just need to pay 177 pesos!

On November 14, it's Rewards Day, where you can use 50 Globe Rewards points and only add an extra 50 pesos to get a 12oz smoothie. And on Thursday? It's Buy One, Take One, baby!

As for the weekend, you can get a 12oz Classic smoothie via GCash QR and only pay 7 pesos! On Saturday, you can get two 12oz Holiday Dreamin' smoothies for only 200 pesos.

That's not all, either. If you join any of these promos, you'll get a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy watch. How awesome is that? In fact, even if you don't join the promo, you can still join the contest by ordering any 30oz smoothie or by posting your personal Jamba party photos on Instagram with @JambaJuicePH and #7DaysofJamba :D

For more details on each offer, like Jamba Juice on Facebook today.