Into the Woods Movie Review

Into the Woods is a musical film that interlaps the Borthers Grimm fairy tales Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Rapunzel, and Jack (Daniel Huttlestone) and the Beanstalk. The twist is that it is the journey of a baker and his wife who found out from the witch, the curse that fell onto his family. In order to break that curse, he must bring her a cow as white as milk, a cape red as blood,

The way Lilla Crawford sang brought me back to the time when I first saw Annie. Her song in the scene after the baker had sliced open Mr. Wolf’s stomach and thus freeing Red and her grandmother reminded me of It’s the Hard-knock Life from Annie.

Emily Blunt has been a favorite actress of mine ever since I first saw her act in The Devil Wears Prada. Although I did enjoy watching her play a snobbish character, I admire that she’s able to adapt different personas in her acting. Even in this film as the baker’s wife longing for a child of their own but the fact that she commands continues to surface in every role. In this particular part that gave it away is that she tells her husband that she will go with him and help him retrieve the objects for the witch even if it is not a safe task.

Who can forget Daniel Huttlestone? Remembering him from Les Mis and how he passed away still crushes my heart but I recognized his voice and face as soon as I saw him playing Jack and it rekindled that happy feeling whenever I hear him sing.

Another favorite who also played in The Devil Wears Prada and Mamma Mia is none other than Meryl Streep who can play any part be it protagonist or antagonist. Her make up and costume as a beautiful witch glued my eyes onto the screen. Although it is a bit too dark for my taste, she was hypnotizing.

This is probably the first movie that I’ve seen Anna Kendrick sing. I’ve seen her in other movies like Twilight, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Up in the Air, Pitch Perfect, and even knew that she was a guest voice in Family Guy and also was the voice for Courtney in the animated film, ParaNorman. However, to watch her sing was a new experience and for someone I thought who played the same role in different movies, she wasn’t a let down in this one.

This film is worth a watch if you can stand all the singing like I do since I watched it just for that. The story is simple but how the characters’ lives are woven together is what makes it more interesting.


Manga Drawing Challenge (MDC): Fairy Tail

This is my official first post of my Manga Drawing Challenge series that I will be doing every now and then as I continue to draw either for myself or requested by others that I would like to share. This series features the characters of the known Manga and Anime, Fairy Tail.

They’ve already been posted on my IG account so if you prefer more regular updates then feel free to follow me there. What I’ve drawn so far are Happy, Natsu, Gray, and Lucy, respectively. Like my work? Want to make a request? Let me know and I’ll get back to you.
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Customer Feedback

When it comes to customer service (CS), I tend to have interesting stories to tell friends, knowing where I work but when I’m the customer tended on, I’m curious how I am in their eyes. Am I also another customer that the staff rolls their eyes on when they come? Am I the subject of their backroom stories? Or do I leave them thinking that there are bearable customers that make their day. Of course I hope for the third but then again, I haven’t had the need to regularly call for the assistance of CS.

It’s not that I’m a do-gooder or a saint, but at times I do feel the need to compliment or lift the mood of the person assisting me. I can imagine how they feel having served several people in a day before me and then here I come. Hubby and I were eating at the Migros restaurant a few days ago since laziness took over us in terms of cooking. I tried the burger which I usually say “no” since they tend to be small but compensated with lots of fries. I observed how they were cooking it and you could tell that he practically put his heart and soul into it by the way he was cooking. Not in a Gordon Ramsay sort of way but his eyes were definitely glued to the grill.

The first bite was great, juicy on the inside and was complemented by the sauce. Although the fries were a bummer, the burger was more than enough because I ordered the Double Burger. In the end, I went back to him before we left to tell him that he cooked the patty perfectly.

I have really nice customers who do the same at my store and we really do appreciate their appreciation of our work. Not exactly a coffee master of the century but still working on it. Looking forward to the day I can also make One Piece and Pokemon coffee art then I think my work would be done.



Happy Mommy’s Day

Happy mother’s day to all the mommy’s. I know that we can show our love for our mommy everyday but this day makes it extra special worth celebrating the woman who raised us to be the best we can be and more knowing that we can make it. I raise my glass to mine.


Heart of Thorns Closed Beta Test

Once again I have been MIA and that is because I have spent most of my free time playing Guild Wars 2 (GW2) and the good news is that I now have the portal to the Heart of Maguuma and I am so excited. I have been testing the Open Broadcast Software recently since I plan to do a live stream when I play for whoever is interested in watching, I will make a follow up post as to where you can watch.

Syafa and I were doing events in the Silverwastes when I received it and he was already farming for it for how long. Hopefully he still gets one in time. I’ve read posts in the GW2 forum that other players even received multiple beta portal stone drops which I don’t really understand why it should happen. A glitch maybe? I haven’t received an email yet or any further news other than what I know so far. It appears that the selected closed beta participants will be notified by email at a later date.


I might be over thinking this but could it be possible that I haven’t successfully signed up? If anyone can shed some light as to whether or not I successfully registered in the newsletter because I haven’t received an email regarding HoT nor GW2 in general and I am starting to worry. I would really appreciate it. For now, back to gaming.