Sunday, July 26, 2009

Public Enemies

I was able to catch Public Enemies over the weekend. Johnny Depp, I love you! Haha! Seriously! Another thing I've always loved, aside from Johnny Depp are gangster films. 
I remember watching them with my dad or brother as early as the 1st grade (I know, not really recommended viewing material for a kid but I think I turned out alright:) ) I don't know why but The Lost Capone was one of the first gangster films I remember watching. After that, I was pretty much hooked. I've been drawn to the outcast, the underdog, the misunderstood. 
So, going back to Public Enemies... I knew a little about John Dillinger but then after the movie, I was so intrigued and searched the internet about him right when I got home. For those who haven't seen the movie... expect a gangster love story. Damn John Dillinger, you were a smooth talker! His confidence and character was so captivating. The relationship he had with Billie Frechette was real touching.
I enjoyed the soundtrack and the song that played every time they robbed a bank was Ten Million Slaves, for anyone who liked it as much as I did. 

If you want to know more about John Dillinger, Billie Frichette and Melvin Pervis here are some interesting links I found:

Detox: Liver and Gal flushing...The result after drinking a ton of juice from 8am-130pm, I had to completely fast from 2-6pm. At 6pm, I took my first epsom salt+water mixture and all I can say is YUCK! I'm sorry, but I just couldn't take it. I finished the first dose which was the most disgusitng 3/4 cup of anything I had to drink ever in my life. Eeew. I gagged almost every sip I took. I called my sister who was just about to drink her's, I said "Please, drink it while you are on the phone with me, I want to hear you gag!" She drank it and we both seriously contemplated the fact that we would have to do it all over again 3 more times, plus an olive oil and grapefruit mixture as well. I though to myself if I could drink the epsom salt mixture at 6am on an empty stomach? No. My sister's husband was like "Why are you guys doing this to yourselves?!" So, right there and then we (me and my sis Ate Dimples) made a promise to just eat healthier instead to be kinder to our body in place of the detox. Props to the many who have finished the 24hour program! For me and my Ate, we would rather pass on the ampalaya-metal-kalawang-antibiotic tasting epsom salt mixture.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Detox: Liver and Galbladder Flushing

Tried the Detox with my sister Ate Dimples. It's a 24hour prcedure where you drink a bunch of different juices, both fruit and vegetable along with other things to flush out all sorts of toxins from your body. 

When we started at 8am on an empty stomach, we got together and only had saba for breakfast. Then juice every 30mins till 1:30pm. We had carrot& apple juice (this wasn't bad), malunggay-monggo-garlic soup (um, I guess not so bad), the challenge so far of the day was the broccoli-onion-cauliflower soup. Because it was the hardest to take, I thought it deserved to be photographed! 
Our drink of choice...NOT!
Acting loopy already...side effect? hehe...
How we really felt about the taste is shown below.
I still have many hours to go...many more drinks to take. Let's see how I feel in a bit. Now, I'm a bit dizzy, slight headache but overall ok. 

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Love you Mom

My mom turned 64 last July 12. Thank you Lord for giving me another wonderful year with my mother, my best friend. I dedicate this post to my mom... she's an amazing woman! I could not ask for anything more from her... the support, love and wisdom she shares with me is endless. I love you Mom! You're the best:)   

This portrait was taken the day after her birthday. Gardenias are her favorite! Her tattoo is real, she got it with me on her 60th birthday... I'm thinking of what we could get for next year!:) Cheers to you mom, this one is for you!