Bride for Rent (Movie Review)

Hey guys,

This is my first movie review and I hope you like it. I’m not exactly a fan of Filipino movies or series even though I’ve watched a few. In my opinion, they’re usually one-way. You know, almost cliché. Maybe I’m yet to watch the exciting ones but this is my observation so far. (Their advertisements on the other hand are incredible! Aahh) 

Anyway, a friend of mine gave me this movie to watch and I just felt that I had to do a review of some sort. Let’s get on to it!

First and foremost, I think the movie is very predictable. I literally guessed the plot of the movie and I wasn’t wrong. I didn’t have to be a genius to know that the two main characters were going to fall in love and get married. (Talking about cliché)

Okay. So, the movie is about your typical I-don’t-believe-in-love-and-commitment guy who hired a girl to act as his wife so he could get access to money in his grandmother’s trust. Long story short, his grandma found out, used the girl to teach him a lesson and in the course of that they fell in love and got married. Yeah, it’s that simple. 

What I loved most about the movie was the humour. The movie was so funny (that’s what you do when you have a very predictable story line, no?) The attempts by some characters to speak English was hilarious. It was even adorable at a point. The guy’s friend Javier and the female lead Rocky especially added so much to the humour.

It was a romantic movie alright, but I can count, without using all my five fingers, the number of times they kissed in the movie. So yeah there was no sex, none at all. I really like that. I mean, if the movie had been made in Hollywood that would obviously not be the case. Sigh) I like that they didn’t bring love down to just kissing and sex. They actually waited till marriage. (Goals!) 

I loved loved the scenes where they inserted real couples talking about how they’ve kept their marriages etc. It was lovely.

But but but…in the beginning, I didn’t quite enjoy the acting. It was like they were trying too hard. (Maybe it’s just me) As the movie went along though, it became better and totally enjoyable. It ended well, I must say.

This is actually a movie I’ll like to watch thrice. (And I don’t even like watching movies twice) It’s very relaxing and great to watch with the whole family. However, I’m still going to give it three stars because you can’t use an obviously Filipino man to act as an American dad. That was a no no because I’m pretty certain that if they had searched hard enough they would have found a real American to play the role. I mean, there are Americans in the Philippines, right?

My poisonous saccharin [Short Story]

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“Hey, I said get out! Dammit, shut the fucking door behind you!” Jeffery barked at me from behind his laptop. Since the beginning of the week, this is the fifth time he’s asking me to leave his room and today is only Wednesday. I left with my half eaten pack of rice and backpack. I’m used to his offensive and abusive remarks. It’s my fault. I brought it upon myself. I shouldn’t have laughed when Derrick teased him. I’m his girlfriend and that was wrong. It doesn’t matter if Derrick is his best friend and he was just joking. I shouldn’t have laughed with Derrick, period. I stood behind the door hoping that he’ll try to call me back at least. But, he didn’t. I was sorry. Continue reading “My poisonous saccharin [Short Story]”

Narrow escape (My experience with terrible people)

He licked his lips one more time. I was trying to will myself to act normal. Stay calm, Afua, just relax. His eyes were fixed on my thighs, then my breasts and then back to my thighs. At that moment, I began thinking about what I was going to do if he tried anything. There was nothing I could do, honestly, since I was sitting beside the window. This well-dressed maniac was the closest person to me. He was shaking his legs now and fidgeting and the psycho was still staring at me. I was so frightened. This is the bus, nobody tries insane things in a bus right? Continue reading “Narrow escape (My experience with terrible people)”

Knife-kissed (Flash fiction)

THIS MIGHT BE TRIGGERING!

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I close my eyes and take deep breaths. Inhaling one more time, I try again. The kitchen knife is on my wrist. Just there. I don’t have enough strength to apply some friction. My over-sized T-shirt is wet with sweat and tears. Heck, I hate myself so much it scares me. How do they do it? Those who kill themselves, how do they do it? It takes a lot of courage, a lot of pain, a lot of self-hate to successfully murder yourself. I’m going through the pain, yes. I hate myself a little too much but I don’t have that courage to just slit this thing I call my wrist. Ugh. Continue reading “Knife-kissed (Flash fiction)”

Reserved for Night (Follow up Post)

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Reading this might make you uncomfortable but it’s the truth. Before I published Reserved for Night on my blog, I was hesitant. What were people going to think? I was scared that people were going to mistake the character for me. But then again, so what if it’s me? The fact is that children are teaching children how to finger themselves. Children are teaching children how to insert their little penises into other children’s vaginas. Is it their fault? I don’t know. Continue reading “Reserved for Night (Follow up Post)”

Reserved for Night

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It is a game; we play it every night. Joojo taught me how to play. It’s easy and everyone is happy in the end. We play and then go to sleep. Sometimes, I’m tired and sleepy but Joojo insists that he wants me to play with him before I sleep. So we play together. When I’m not in the mood to play at all, he gets angry and he shouts at me. He tells me that he’ll report to Auntie Asabea that I stole some of Baby Junior’s milk. It was just once, but Joojo doesn’t let me hear the end of it. When I still say no, he says that he’ll tell my classmates that I pee in bed. So I say yes and we play together. Continue reading “Reserved for Night”

To all the promises you never kept

I am between laughing and crying. First, I don’t want to believe it. But, if it is really happening then it is funny. It was just two weeks ago, only two weeks ago, that he told me he’ll be there for me. Always. He said he’s got my back. Forever. It’s funny that I actually believed him. Humans die right? So, how can there be ‘forever in our numbered days’? Continue reading “To all the promises you never kept”

Because being skinny is not any easier

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‘I’m beautiful because Mama says so,’ I exhale staring at the black near-anorexic image in the mirror and tie my braids in a bun. Maybe if I keep repeating that, I’ll eventually believe it. Suddenly, it dawns on me that Kwenin is waiting in the driveway so I hurry up and meet him with a hug, not too tight. He doesn’t stop babbling about Kafui’s new instagram picture. All his comments are like little needles pricking my healing wound. ‘She’s thick and curvy and everything I can’t be,’ I concede. Continue reading “Because being skinny is not any easier”

Book Review (Sidney Sheldon-Morning,Noon and Night)

Hello everyone!

I’ve been off for a while, again, but i’m back and hopefully I’ll stay back. I found this incredible book in a trunk at home and was drawn to it because it was written by one of my favourite authors, Sidney Sheldon <3. He didn’t disappoint me. I enjoyed reading every bit of it. It’s really old and there’s even a movie based on the novel so it’s likely you already know what it’s about.

I’m just going to list two things that define the book Morning,Noon and Night for me

1. The suspense

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SOMETHING LIKE A REVIEW

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This is for you Bunny!

This is a book I REALLY love. I’m not going to do a real review. I’m just going to talk about how much I love this book and why you should read it. 🙂

The book is about the journey of two wonderful people who go on their own amazing journey of love. Travis is the main character and he falls in love with Abbie whom he refers to as pigeon. I’m not going to tell you why he calls her that. ( The reason is just too cute 🙂 ) Continue reading “SOMETHING LIKE A REVIEW”