This monthly recap post is a bit late, because I’ve been busy on my birthday week hehe! Celebrated from July 31st until yesterday August 4 (just check my Multiply for all the pictures haha). Anyway, here are the things, events and personalities that shaped up my birth month! If you thought this would be an all-me-post, then think again. Just read on.
American Idol Revisited. Had a sort of a marathon of American Idol Season 2 the first week of July. I had the copy for the longest time but only had the chance to watch it last month. I enjoyed it, of course. One of the most exciting season, I think. I finally learned what the fuss is about Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken, they’re amazing! And to think that Clay is a wildcard finalist! I’ve only seen their performances on YouTube and some Idol finale on previous seasons, but watching the actual show is a bliss! I actually had a marathon of the first season few months back, and I must say that the first few seasons were much exciting and true in its essence (being a singing competition), unlike nowadays that the show and even the contestants look like they’re all made up. Anyway, season 2 also has this impressive set of mentors! Here’s a list:
- Top 12 – Movies Theme – I forgot who the mentor was, sorry haha!
- Top 11 – Motown – Gladys Knight
- Top 10 – Disco – someone from Earth, Wind and Fire
- Top 9 – Country Rock – Olivia Newton John
- Top 8 – Billboard # 1’s – Lionel Richie
- Top 7 – Music of Billy Joel – Smokey Robinson & Billy Joel
- Top 6 – Music of Dianne Warren – Dianne Warren
- Top 5 – The 60’s and music of Neil Sedaka – Neil Sedaka
- Top 4 – Music of BeeGees – Robin Gibb of BeeGees
Movies, movies, and more movies! This month probably holds the record of most watched movies. I bought a lot of dvds and I started watching it during my restdays or every time before I sleep after going home from work. Been a movie buff the entire month haha! I got to see and enjoy films like Juno, Charlie Wilson’s War, a Pinoy indie film Chopsuey (online), The Spiderwick Chronicles, The Kite Runner, 21, Saw, and of course The Dark Knight. (Check out my reviews on these movies on my Multiply hehe). I’ve been waiting for The Dark Knight since forever, so just imagine my excitement since the first day of this month! It is actually the only movie I catched on a moviehouse haha!
My stepdad is back! Oh my, at first I thought it would be hell yet again (long story, guys) but somehow he’s changed. Not totally, but he’s gradually getting there. We hope and pray that this would be a permanent and for the better change. Anyway, since he’s back from the US and probably thought of making bawi to mom and the twins, he bought a lot of stuff for them and for the house as well. New tv set, new appliances, mobile phones, and the like. And of course, loads of chocolates for pasalubong! Woohoo!
Ze Birthday! Not just mine, but several friends also celebrated their birthday this month (See my previous post It’s Yer Boitdey!). So it has been a party month all through out! Never did I imagined that I’d be having four separate celebrations (not all grand of course haha!). And it was all fun!
Part 2, at home with She, Demz & Chy (August 1)
Part 3, at home w/cousin Ness & her baby Rom and some titas (August 2)
Last part, at Glorietta w/Pop & my stepmom Tita Rina (August 3)
So, that’s how I spent my month! Until the next recapitulation! 😉