June 2017 Favorites


Time flies so fast and before you know it we’re halfway 2017! I like this year so far compared to last year. Well, I know its not just me who had an awful 2016. Ha! Anyway, enough about it. In my 2nd post, I’d like to talk about my recent favorites. πŸ™‚

To introduce and kick off the Pick List category, I will be talking about my random favorites. It will be totally random (duh), so don’t expect that I’ll always pick favorites in the same category. Anyway, I’ll just show you how it goes. Let’s go!

Favorite Movie: Wonder Woman (2017)

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I have a very low expectation when I watched this movie (case in point: Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad). DC always have mixed reviews when it comes to film adaptations. But lo and behold, Wonder Woman was awesome! They made a good decision on casting Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman. She’s so refreshing to look at in the silver screen and I didn’t mind her awkwardness when it comes to acting (if you’ve seen the movie, you’d notice how Diana/WW was so awkward when she stepped in to the real world). Its an origin movie so the story line is a build up and straight to the point. And yes, the Amazonian warriors are awesome. The slow motion edits may be a bit distracting (Idk, probably its just me) but the stunt moves are totally #girlpower.

And just to chime in the Chris wars, this movie made me love Chris Pine even more. He’s so adorable and full of wit. It’s not all the time you’d find a guy who’s all for women empowerment and cozy as a kitty at the same time. ❀

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Favorite Reality TV Show: Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5

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THIS IS MY CURRENT FAVORITE GUILTY PLEASURE! HAHAHA. πŸ˜› I don’t really follow the Next Top Model franchise but I’m familiar with the competition and I just enjoy looking at the photos of the models. The drama in the model house is a cherry on the top. But sometimes, I hate it when the girls have too much drama (lol!). All of the girls have unique personalities that you’ll either love them or hate them. My favorite girls in this cycle are: Cindy, Valerie & Veronika, Dorothy, Shikin, and Tu.

Image from Asia’s Next Top Model Facebook page

Aaaand of course my favorite home girl is Maureen Wroblewitz! She wasn’t my favorite on the onset of the competition but I admire how much she evolved from her attitude and modeling skill. Her victory in the competition was a Cinderella story: she’s the least experienced model, the shortest, and the youngest among the girls. But those things didn’t stop her from winning the title. This girl is so promising and I can’t wait to see her success as a model even if the competition has ended!

You can binge watch the entire episode of AsNTM5 in their official YouTube Channel. You’re welcome! πŸ˜‰

Favorite Korean Drama: Doctors / Doctor’s Crush

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Two reasons why I watched this K-drama series: Park Shin Hye and Lee Sung Kyung! Shin Hye was my favorite in The Heirs and of course we all know Sung Kyung from Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo! Doctor Crush is one of the top watched series lately so I went on with my curiosity and I decided to binge watch. This series is spot on heartbreaking on the first few episodes and then it evolved to cheesy romantic later on. Its a hospital/medical drama so if you’re a fan of Grey’s Anatomy and the likes of it, this is a Korean version IMHO.

Shin Hye never fails to deliver dramatic scenes while Sung Kyung was able to deliver her character as a misunderstood and spoiled brat snob. The lead actor Kim Rae-Won is good too. Although he’s not my ideal oppa in K-drama series, he was able to make me feel kilig all over. ❀

Image from Drama Fever

Favorite Ad: #ParkShinHye for #Mamonde Creamy Tint Color Balm

Since I’m hooked with Park Shin Hye lately, I’m currently loving her ad from Mamonde! In the video, Shin Hye was singing Tiramisu Cake by We Are the Night while putting on lip balm. So yeppeuda! This ad makes me want to buy different shades of the Creamy Tint Color Balm! And the soundtrack was my LSS for almost a week from the time I’ve first seen the video. πŸ˜›

Favorite Online Read: Reddit

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I was hooked on Reddit because of my boyfriend and I’ve been following this site for almost a year now. Last year, I gave up watching local TV shows and to be honest I have no time on keeping up with the current events. Reddit has been my source of current events, beauty/makeup tips, and even random gags and tips. Honestly, I prefer interacting with people on Reddit compared to random people on Facebook (case in point: irrational fanatics and basher netizens). And its amusing to know random and sometimes useless trivia. πŸ˜› Here are some of my favorite subreddits:

  • BeautyTalkPH – for local beauty tips from makeup, skincare, hair, etc.
  • Titas of Manila – this is a recent sub for titas like me!
  • Explain Like I’m Five – because sometimes technical and wordy explanations are pain in the—. Some responses from other redditors are really helpful.
  • Cats – self-explanatory
  • Philippines – for current events and random discussions with local redditors

There are tons of subreddits that you can choose from, depending on your interest and following. If you’re a geek and introvert like me, its the best place that you can go to online. πŸ˜›

So there you go! I hope you guys enjoy my first post on the Pick List! Feel free to suggest on what you’d like to see next in this category. xoxo

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Vanya R.

I love everything that amuses me and I hate anything that annoys me.

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