Friday, April 27, 2012

Awesome Avengers iMax experience

Jollibee recently teamed up with Marvel as part of its exciting slate of summer activities, that which includes an exclusive feature film presentation of this year's epic superhero adventure, The Avengers. The Jollibee Avengers iMax screening is a treat to lucky Jollibee customers for purchasing its limited edition Jollibee products and merchandise (just one of the reasons to be excited and look forward to upcoming Jollibee promos).

I felt really lucky to watch the exclusive screening of The Avengers premier at SM City's iMax theater last Wednesday for free, along with colleagues and friends from the media. (just one of the reasons why it's fun being a Bee!)

This superhero film is based on the Marvel comics of the same name, featuring a team of iconic superhuman characters namely Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk, Hawkeye and Black Widow. 

I'm not really big on action films, let alone superhero stories. But watching The Avengers on iMax gave me a cinematic experience that's a breath of fresh air - new, different and exciting a whole lot. I found myself chuckling at Tony Stark's witty one liners; gushing over Loki's sinister yet charming looks; laughing hysterically when The Hulk was slamming Loki like a rag doll and just being completely awed and absorbed by its fast pace, thrilling action and spectacular visual effects.

Needless to say, I finished the 142-minute flick impressed with its unfaltering level of fun and excitement, myself contemplating a second viewing.The Avengers is definitely best to watch on iMax, I must say. 

With all that Avengers hype, I now know why it fulfills.

And we all had fun! (My Bee family)

Monday, April 2, 2012

When I was little...

with my sister 

1. I'd borrow my mama's chalk and eraser, write shilly-shallies on walls and play little teacher with my sister as the student. Then we would switch roles. 

2. I'd treat my wounds by myself. I didn't like mama telling me the "I told you" tirade because I loved playing out and about a lot. 

3. I'd sit up straight on a table holding a newspaper and read out loud like I was a news anchor.

4. I'd direct a play using small, empty bottles as characters. I did the arrangements, script, voice-overs, the works. It was fun and a lot better than having a dollhouse! 

5. I'd make my own chocolate recipes - pudding, cookie fudge, cake - using soil. :)

6. I'd stop whatever I was doing whenever mama came home from work. She always brought something I really liked. 

7. I'd make coffee for my papa & serve it to him whenever he got home from work. I still remember putting too much sugar in it, but he'd drink it anyway. :)

8. Powdered milk was my favorite snack. Mama would keep the milk jar out of my reach and close the lid so tight because she knew why it was easily consumed. :)

9. I'd ask a lot of questions, it tested my mama's patience and intelligence. Haha

10. I loved to read: children's stories, textbooks, Ibon facts and figures, mama's Economics books, novels that had racy covers, descriptions on product labels, even my papa's electronics references (haha).  I carry on this love for reading until now. 

Oh my happy childhood.