PhotoHunt#146 Together

They like to stay together always. Play, eat, sleep or just mere hanging out, they prefer to be together. These were our cats. Sadly, only one survived after a long spell of rainy days months ago.

This is my entry for PhotoHunt. Go here for more.


40 K Run At Holiday Gym And Spa

Starting this coming August 1, 2011, Davao's Holiday Gym and Spa is giving a two-week gym certificate for individuals who can finish the 40-kilometer run/walk challenge from August 1 to August 6, 2011. For the participants, the maximum run per day is 10 kilometers. The event is only for a specific time at 6-9am in the morning and 5-8pm in the evening. Let's go run for our health!


1st MindaNow Photo Congress

MindaNOW photographers! amateur, professionals, and hobbyists will take their passion and connections beyond usual as they convene with fellow photographers from Manila.

Participants will have a chance to meet the country’s photography experts. Davao city’s beauty will be highlighted as north meets south!

Mindanow photo congress 2011 is a simultaneous Workinar(workshop/seminar)​, Trade show, Photo Exhibition event.

DATE: August 19-21, 2011
VENUE: NCCC Mall Kadayawan Hall, Davao City

Regular Fee - 3,000
Early Bird - 2,500 (July 1 - July 30)
Student -1,500 (High School and College levels only- with valid School ID)

Module Kits
Meal and Snacks
Photo Contest
Freebies and more

For more details contact Still Life Team

0917.523.2479 (Globe)
0908.234.2391 (Smart)

WPPP goes to Kadayawan! MINDANAO! we will go beyond.


Litratong Pinoy#147 Malaya (Free)

We cannot be free if we cannot live peacefully and if we do not have unity in our country. This is the theme of the sculpture standing outside the Legaslitive Building of Davao City.


Hindi tayo magiging malaya kung hindi tahimik at walang pagkakaisa sa bayan. Ito ang tema ng iskulturang nakatayo sa harap ng gusali ng Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Dabaw.


Tuesday Travels#6 Caleruega Church, Batangas


Caleruega Church or the Transfiguration Chapel is located at Batulao, Nasugbu, Batangas. It is just by the boundary between Cavite and Batangas. It is also about 30 minutes away from Tagaytay City.  Caleruega run by Dominican priests and is primarily a place of prayer and meditation. It has become popular location for weddings and photoshoots.


RubyTuesday#107 Shawarma Meal



It was a Sunday and we decided to check out the newly-opened Abreeza Mall. After doing some walking inside, we got hungry. We decided to just eat our dinner there instead of snacks but the restaurants and even the food court were full. Then, we saw people flocking on this Shawarma stall just outside Robinson's Supermarket. We decided to try it out of curiosity and laziness to cook dinner.


They deep fried the ingredients (soy sauce, carrots, thin-sliced cabbage, green peas, corn, rice, pork or beef), put it in a paper bowl, squirted a few mayonnaise and a choice of adding a sunny side up egg on top of it all.


Although a bit oily for me, it was a good dinner.

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Sunday Stealing#95

Today we ripped off a blogger named Reyna Elena from the blog of Reyna Elena Dot Com. She states that she was tagged thanks to Moderately Confused Pinay. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Take the time to comment on other player's posts. It's a great way to make new friends! Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Sunday Stealing: The Twenty-Fiver Meme

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. Tell us about something that made you laugh last night.
Actually, I was laughing too much yesterday. Thanks mostly to our speaker for A Purpose-Drive Life, Pastor Lee Oliver. Not only a good speaker but he also has a very good sense of humor.

2. What were you doing at 8 PM last night?
Doing my weekend laundry.

3. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
Reading the news about the Norway shooting and the early demise of Amy Winehouse.

4. What happened to you in 2006? (Feel free to republish an old post from '06.)
I started blogging in 2008 so I don't have any post yet but that was the year that I went through some difficulties at work and contemplated resigning.

5. What was the last thing you said out loud?
"Am going to bed!"

6. How many beverages did you have today?
Just water but yesterday at the seminar, ugh! I had at least 4!

7. What color is your hairbrush?

8. What was the last thing you paid for?
I paid my bills for credit card, cable TV and electricity bill.

9. Where were you last night?
At home.

10. What color is your front door?
Brick red.

11. Where do you keep your change?
Coin purse.

12. What’s the weather like today?
It looks sunny. I hope it holds  up.

13. What’s the best ice-cream flavor?
Durian. Yey!

14. What excites you?
A new gadget, a kiss, a travel plan, a hug, a bonus.

15. Do you want to cut your hair?

16. Are you over the age of 35?
Yes but I don't look it, so they say.

17. Do you talk a lot?
Actually, no. I prefer quiet most of the time.

18. Do you watch Franklin and Bash?
Haven't heard of it.

19. Do you know anyone named Steven?
Just Steve, a marketing guy.

20. Do you make up your own words?

21. Are you a jealous person?
Sometimes but usually I hide it.

22. What does the last text message you received say?
A friend asking about blogging tips.

23. Where’s the next place you’re going to?
Hopefully, Boracay with my mother.

24. Who’s the rudest person in your life?
Unfortunately, a niece.

25. Are you crushing on anyone that you shouldn't be?
Like crushing on Brad Pitt, Hugh Jackman and recently, Ryan Reynolds? Who wouldn't?


Long Weekend Holiday In August 2011

Finally, we are going to have a much-wished long weekend holiday this coming month of busy.  News came out fromPresidential palace. Just today,  Malacanang Palace released an announcement that August 29 (Monday) and August 30 (Tuesday) have been declared as non-working holidays.

Now, all I need to do is find some additional income to be able to finance the Boracay vacation that I promised by mother for this year.


Purpose Driven Life Seminar

I had the popular book by Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life, for years. It was a birthday girt from a friend. Back then, I just read the book through in less than a week and put it back to my bookshelf among other books I finished reading. A few days ago, a co-employee asked around about who would be interested in attending a seminar about The Purpose Driven Life, that triggered my interest. So, I will be attending the seminar tomorrow. A laundry and cleaning day for me but I'll just do those after I finish the seminar.


Litratong Pinoy#146 Masaya(Happy)

They look so happy,  got me envious. This was taken when I went on a photoshoot sometime ago. They are models and of course, they know how to act.


Ang saya nila, kakainggit nga. Kuha ito noong minsang sumama ako sa isang photoshoot. Mga modelo sila at siyempre pa, marunong umarte.


Tuesday Travels#5 Basco Lighthouse

The Basco lighthouse is one of the three working lighthouses in Batanes. It is located at Naidi Hills, Basco. It is about 6-story tall with a viewing deck and is one of the top tourist attactions of Basco, Batanes.



My 1008th post

Goodness, how time flies. Years ago, I was thinking of having a giveaway if I reach my 1000th post but that was because I never thought I could reach 1000 blog posts. But here I am, this is my 1008th! and the 1000th post came and went quietly with me forgetting to organize the blog giveaway. So sorry! Perhaps I could do it on my 2000th (fingers crossed..)

I learned a lot from blogging. I earned some money too but more than that, I met new friends and also, somehow I learned something new about myself. Whatever others say especially the negative remarks about blogging, I still find it interesting and such a good learning process.

So, what am I looking forward for this blog? Learn some more and perhaps, earn some more. God knows, I need that nowadays.


Ruby Tuesday#106 Red Coolers



The coolers for Coca-cola products were strategically placed near the cashier's booth. So, the excuse of not getting a softdrink or some cold drinks can easily be eliminated.

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Adopting A Child

Last year, a friend who married late and was childless, suddenly decided to adopt a girl. It came as a surprise for all of us and had us wondering if she could really do it  but she took to motherhood without qualms. Gone were the late night parties, sudden travel itchiness and impulsive shopping for my friend but she was really satisfied with her decision. She relishes the idea that her time, energy and even money now are going somewhere more realistic like doing the groceries to buy milk and diapers for the baby, going to the doctor for her regular check-up, planning for the college education and even getting a child life insurance.

Years ago, my friend suddenly got sick. Single at that time and with almost no savings, she only survived her almost month-long hospitalization and subsequent recovery period through her parents’ and siblings’ financial assistance. It was really a hard lesson to learn for her that she promised herself to be better prepared for medical emergencies in the future. With a child of her own now, she has been keeping her promise. She has been checking out more websites for tips to be a better mother as well as for some tips to insure the future of her family from MedicareSupplementalInsurance.com .

Adopting a child it seems to me made her a better person. While she cannot stop talking about her baby’s latest mishaps and funny adventures, she is now starting to talk about her plans for her baby and her family’s future. Planning was something she rarely did when she was single and also, when before the baby came. Nowadays, she is now talking about getting life insurance quotes, saving for the future, and disciplining herself in not doing her impulsive shopping anymore or at least, controlling that habit.  She is now just radiating so much joy and hope that I wondered about the idea of adopting a child of my own.

Of course, there are a lot of things to consider for people who is considering to adopt a child. However, by planning and saving throughout the year, you'll have the biggest pay-off, whether you are preparing to adopt, or you are simply trying to secure your future. Make the most of your resources; see Guide to Online Schools and consider taking online accounting classes, so
you can make the most of every cent


Sunday Stealing#94

Today we ripped off a blogger named Myne Whitman from the blog of Myne Whitman Writes. She states the she got tagged thanks to Sting, the Nigerian Scorpio, for "tagging me in this free therapy". But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Sunday Stealing: The Honesty Meme

Cheers to all of us thieves!

Complete the Sentences:

Right now I'm feeling...
Sleepy, I just woke up. 

When I'm alone I feel...
alright. Alone doesn't mean I'm sad, after all.

When I'm surrounded by people I feel...
..crowded sometimes. Probably, because I'm a bit of a loner.

One thing I hate is...
...somebody lying to me.

One thing I really like about myself is ...
..I can be quite determined. 

When I'm feeling sad I...
..pray and try to perk myself up. 

When I daydream it's usually about...
..traveling some place far and interesting like Palawan, Italy or somewhere.

I'm afraid of...
...getting old dirt poor. 

I'm happiest when...
..am with people I love and/or when I am traveling. 

One thing that really worries me is ...
...my mother getting old.

If I could change one thing about myself it would be...
...to have more patience and to be more slow-tempered.

If I could be with anyone right now I would be with...
...a very good friend of mine having some long talk.

The family member I am closest to is...
...a cousin who lived with us for some time and who is now working abroad.

If I was really honest with my father I would tell him...
...that I miss him.

One thing I regret about my life is ...
... I did not get to travel with my father.

If I only had one more day to live I would...
... do all the things I want to do.

If I was really honest with my mother i would tell her...
...that I am really grateful and thankful that she is my mother. God blessed me for giving me her to me as a mother.

One thing about me that nobody knows is...
...it should remain unknown to anybody. :)

I hope that someday in the future...
...I can take my mother to travel abroad. She is afraid of traveling my plane. So, if we can travel abroad it will be a big feat for both of us.

When I think about my family I feel...
...grateful sometimes and tired sometimes because of the recent issues.

Something I'm really embarrassed about is...
...my brother who has remained very dependent to my mother all throughout his life.

One thing about me I never want to change is...
...my perseverance and determination to do better.

One thing I feel really proud of is...
...I was able to finish my education inspite of all the financial difficulties we had.

Blogsville has helped me to...
..be more patient, open to new things.

One thing I like about blogsville is...
...I meet a lot of people and personalities that I would've not met in the real world.


PhotoHunt#145 Backwards In Sohoton Cove, Siargao


The current by the entrance of the jellyfish sanctuary of Sohoton cove, Siargao was quite strong. Enough to pull the boat backwards and this is why two boatmen in each boat had to paddle hard to avoid getting carried away. The hard work paid off though as the place was really enchanting, unique and beautiful. More photos of the jellyfish sanctuary are here

This is my entry for PhotoHunt. Go here for more.


Gecko For Sale

A month or so ago, somebody asked me if I know where they can buy geckos or "tuko" as what the locals call them. I thought it was for pets but was shocked to know that they were being sold for some medicinal purposes. I thought it was a joke that they were selling thousands of pesos per kilo until warnings from DENR came out about geckos being used as medical treatment are just folkloric practice.

Apparently, geckos as medicinal treatment for AIDS, asthma and impotence has no medical basis at all. DENR even warned that since geckos are in the endangered list, collecting and trading geckos without permit can be punishable by up to four years in jail and a fine of up to 300,000 pesos ($6,900).

Pag-IBIG Membership For Self-employed

Star Magic artists such as Jake Cuenca, Piolo Pascual, Gerald Anderson and among others are now Pag-IBIG members.  Actors, actresses, artists and other self-employed individuals are now compulsorily covered under Pag-IBIG Fund.

Star Magic Inc. is the talent arm of the ABS-CBN Network.

Effective January 1, 2010, Pag-IBIG membership is mandatory not only to employed individuals but  also those who earn their living as freelancers, job orders, consultants and etc regardless of trade, business or occupation with an income of at least P1,000 a month and not over 60 years old.

A self-employed person may include but not limited to: self-employed professionals (eg. doctors, lawyers, engineers, architects, etc), job orders, contractuals, consultants, business partners, proprietors and board directors; actors, actresses, directors, scriptwriters, news reporters and individuals who are not under an employer-employee relationship, athletes, farmers and workers in the informal sector such as street vendors, watch your car boys, among others.


Litratong Pinoy#145 Mapanglaw (Sad, Melancholic)


He was looking sadly at me. Quietly holding on to a tree and was not even moving. From time to time, passing tourists would hold, surprise and play with him. I wanted to return him to whatever forest he came from. I know that he is painfully shy and would rather sleep and hide among the trees. Sleep during the day, awake during the night. That's the thing he would rather do than just getting harassed by tourists who thought it funny to hold and to surprise him from time to time.

Upon returning to Bohol, I was really surprised to see a lot of them in captivity to let the tourists see and hold them. Why were they allowed to be held in captivity when it was already known that tarsiers commit suicide in captivity or when they're stressed/depressed? In the name of tourism, we let them live a life of dead.

Somebody asked how tarsiers commit suicide. They say, tarsiers stop eating altogether. Some who were put in a cage, bang their heads.

Mapanglaw siyang nakatingin sa akin. Tahimik lang na nakakapit sa puno at halos hindi tumitinag. Maya't maya'y hinahawakan, ginugulat at nilalaro siya ng mga turistang nagdaraan. Gusto ko siyang ibalik sa kung saang gubat siya nanggaling. Awang-awa ako kanya kasi alam kong likha siyang mahiyain at mas gusto niyang matulog at magtago sa mga punongkahoy.  Tulog sa umaga, gising sa gabi. Iyon ang mas gusto niyang buhay. Hindi ang gulu-guluhin lang ng mga turistang akala ay kyut siyang gulat-gulatin at hawak-hawakan.

Ang laking taka ko lang at nang bumalik ako ng Bohol ay ang dami na nilang nakakulong para mahawakan at matingnan ng mga turista. Bakit pinayagan silang mahuli samantalang kilala ang tarsier na nagpapakamatay kapag kinukulong o kapag nalulungkot? Sa ngalan ng turismo, pinababayaan natin silang maging buhay na patay.

Dagdag: May nagtanong kung paano ba magpakamatay ang tarsier. Sabi nila, tumitigil kumain ang mga tarsier at ang iba naman, binabangga ang ulo nila sa kulungan. 


Here Comes Harry Potter

One more day and the last Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II, shall be shown in theaters. I am quite excited about it. In fact, I am thinking of foregoing my gym class tomorrow to see the movie on its first day of showing. For sure, the weekend showing will have such long lines like the previous Harry Potter movies. My nieces were asking if they could come along with me but their father told them to wait for the movies on cable.


Tuesday Travels#4 Travel Photo: Quezon Island, Hundred Islands, Pangasinan


This is Quezon Island of the Hundred Islands, Alaminos, Pangasinan. Quezon Island is one of the three islands of the 124 islands scattered all over Lingayen Gulf that were developed by the local government for tourists.


Ruby Tuesday#105 Monorail Train of Genting Highlands Resort


This is one of the monorail trains of Genting Higlands Resort Theme Park. The resort is located in Genting Highlands, Malaysia. It is an hour ride from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but what we did was to ride the luxury bus for an overnight ride from Singapore. The bus usually leaves around 11:00 to 11:30 in the evening from bus terminal along Beach Road, Singapore and arrives at the resort at 5:30 in the morning in Genting Highlands Resort.

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Sunday Stealing#93 The Plaid Hat Meme

Sunday Stealing: The Plaid Hat Meme

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. When showering, do you start the water and then get in, or get in then start the water?
Get in and start the shower.

2. Have you ever showered with someone of the opposite sex?
Yes, when I was a kid. LOL!

3. Were you ever been forced to shower with one of your siblings?


4. Have you ever dropped your soap on your foot?

5. How old do people say you look?
Younger by 10 years (feeling embarrassed).

6. How old do you act?
Appropriate for my age.

7. What’s the last song you sang?
A church song, Anima Christi. Just love that song.

8. Have you recently become a member of anything?
My photography group.

9. What are your plans for next weekend?

I have a planned out-of-town travel (work-related).  I'm planning to do more boxing this coming week and hopefully, I could play tennis this coming weekend.

10. Do you kiss with your eyes open or closed?

11. Whats the sexiest thing about Sarah Palin?
Is there? Haven't checked her out that way. ekkkk!

12. Who’s the sexiest famous woman alive?
Too many. I particularly like Angeline Jolie, Sandra Bullock, etc.

13. Who’s the sexiest famous man alive?
Again, too many. Hugh Jackman, Brad Pitt, Joseph Fiennes, and recently, Ryan Reynolds.

14. Does your family have a crazy uncle?
Yes, I do.

15. Have you ever smuggled something into another country?
No and I don't have any plans.

16. Do you live in a city with a good sports team?
Yes, I think so.

17. What is the most unusual?
I think this question is incomplete..what do you think?

18. How do feel about the Goth people?
In a world of their own.

19. Can you fix or your significant other your own car?
No. I don't think so.

20. Would you want to kill Casey Anthony yourself if you were guaranteed to get away with it?
No. If she did it, karma will come around for her sooner or later.


PhotoHunt#144 Near


Kadayawan is getting near and once again, am excited to see the colorful festival come alive in the streets of my city.


Among the popular events of the said festival is the streetdancing (Indak-indak sa Kadalanan) and the Kadayawan floral float parade.
This is my entry for PhotoHunt. Go here for more.


Overwhelmed With Foreign Gigs

There was Miley Cyrus. Followed by Kylie Minogue while Cirque du Soliel is still doing their Varekai act. For the not so oldies, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr, both formerly of the 5th Dimension whizzed by to sing their popular songs. Billy Kimball of Toto did the July 4th concert, David Archuleta will come next. Oh my God...Incubus is coming this July! Of course, I should mention the Mayday Parade and Thirty Seconds to Mars are touching down here too.

What's my point? Too many foreign acts are coming here in the Philippines! Though I love some of them and would love to see them perform, my mind was ticking and wondering. Where are the local acts, for goodness sakes?! Sure, there are some scheduled local performances scheduled but gee, if we compare them to the foreign acts that have been barging into our entertainment industry, they are mere trickles. No wonder, a lot of local entertainers are flying out of the coop. They are dying! Paging Filipino concertgoers, local organizers and producers, let's dig more local acts please.


Getting Antsy With Harry Potter and The Death Hallows Part 2

I'm getting antsy trying to wait for the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 to be shown here. I thought it'll be shown this week but boy, was I wrong. I'm not the only who's getting antsy though. My younger niece loves the movie and just started reading the books. She has been asking me offhand if I would be watching the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. I'm sure, she wants to go. Well, we'll have to be more patient as the said movie will be showing this coming week.


Litratong Pinoy#144 Liwanag (Bright, Clear)


I saw this recycled clear, plastic soft drink bottle being used as light cover at Dumaluan Beach Resort, Panglao Island, Bohol. Quite ingenious and creative.

Pilipino: Nakita ko ang naresiklong, maliwanag na plastik na bote ng palamig na ginagamit na panabon sa ilaw sa Dumaluan Beach Resort, Panglao Island, Bohol. Ang galing at napakamalikhain.


It gives light to the beach area during the night which I think, keeps the area safe from undesirables.


Nagbibigay ito ng ilaw sa may dalampasigan tuwing gabi na sa tingin ko'y nakakatulong para makaiwas sa mga hindi kanais-nais na bagay.


Tuesday Travels#3 Favorite Beach Destination


I had a hard time choosing my favorite beach destination. Truth to tell, I just love the beach and I've been to a lot of amazing Philippine beaches that it was just too hard to choose. Palawan was my immediate choice but I thought I should choose the one nearest to home.


Samal Island is just about 5 minutes to an hour boat ride depending on what part of island one wants to go. However, our family's favorite beach resort takes just less than 10 minutes boat ride.

Costa Marina Beach Resort has all the amenities for rest and recreation by the beachside. Unlike its next door neighbor, Paradise Island Beach Resort which tends to get overcrowded during weekends or non-working days, the place is quiet. The waters are good for swimming and snorkeling even for kids. By the way, their food is good and affordable.


Her Serve Did It For Her

I thought Sharapova has already improved her service. It has remained her Achilles heel. It was more apparent during her Wimbledon Women Finals game against Petra Kvitova who went on to win her first Wimbledon title. If Sharapova could just be consistent with her serves, she could’ve had her Wimbledon this year. She was strong, fast and tenacious with her plays but her services were like mine. LOL! Mine could get wayward and unreliable when it was the important time to be just the opposite. Anyway, perhaps the next Wimbledon will be for Sharapova.

Ruby Tuesday#104 Eats At Genting Highlands Resort


We arrived at dawn in Genting Highlands Resort, Malaysia. Bleary-eyed and looking bedraggled, we looked around First World Hotel's several restaurants. One of the restaurants offered their specialty, noodles. We mostly opted for fried rice, fish and we had milk tea to go with it.

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Sunday Stealing#95

Today we ripped off a blogger known as Jana at the blog That's Me, Jana!. She states that she was tagged by Lallopallo. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Sunday Stealing: The Faceless 4th of July Meme

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. Last movie you saw in a theater?

2. What book are you reading?
I just finished, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I haven't started any book yet.

3. Favorite board game?

4. Favorite magazine?
Nowadays, anything about photography.

5. Favorite smells?
I like the smell of Clinique's Happy, coffee and bread baking..

6. Favorite sounds?
Piano, somebody singing with a good voice.

7. Worst feeling in the world?
Feeling of worrying about my father when he was in the ICU, and the grief when he died afterwards.

8. What is the first thing you think of when you wake up?
Thankful that I woke up .

9. Favorite fast food place?

10. What’s under your bed?
Boxes of my Twilight books, photographs, old clothes.

11. Finish this statement. “If I had lot of money I’d….?
...travel around the world and take my mother with me, give to charity, invest the money and hopefully, still have the money until I grow old.

12. Do you sleep with a stuffed animal?

13. Storms – cool or scary?

14. Favorite drink?
Coca-cola, Pineapple Juice.

15. Finish this statement, “If I had the time I would….”?
..travel around the world, do all the adventures that I could and give more to charity.

16. If you had to dye your hair another color, what would be your choice?
Hints of brown.

17. Favorite place to relax?
By the beachside.

18. Name all the different cities/towns you’ve lived in?
Pasig City and Caloocan City.

19. Favorite sports to watch?
Tennis, boxing.

20. Would you like to be born as yourself again?


PhotoHunt#143 Busy During Wedding Day


As they waited for the bride's arrival, the entourage was busy during their final wedding preparation. This little girl was being checked by her mother before they line up for the wedding march.

This is my entry for PhotoHunt. Go here for more.


Transformers: Dark of the Moon

The movie theatre was full and finding a seat took me awhile. Some people were already standing at the back. While the crowd is predominantly male, females and children came also in full force. Finally, the much-awaited latest installment of the engaging Autobots entitled Transformers: Dark of the Moon has come. I would not give any spoilers but all I can say is, the more than 2 hours spent inside the theatre was a lot of fun and well-spent. people laughed and cried with Sam Witwicky as he struggled to fight and survive against Megatron and cohorts.

Shia LeBeouf’s new screen partner Rose Huntington-Whiteley is sexy and registers well on the screen but I am still more partial with Megan Fox. I still find the chemistry between Shia and Megan is stronger on screen than the Shia with Rose. Nonetheless, the movie is real a must-see. At the end of the showing, the audience clapped and hooted their appreciation.