Monday, January 25, 2010

Food and "The Rebound" post-midterms

What I loved about last Friday was the fact that it was the last day of our midterm examinations and it opened the gates to what would be an almost stress-free weekend. Well, at least I managed to do a lot of things, like reincarnate bloggy and grill fatty pork (bwahaha).

Anyway, back to Friday. After my last exam, the four of us (Riez, Jam, MJ and I) thought it would be a good idea to celebrate 'freedom' by eating out. And we didn't head to a fastfood joint this time. Instead, we went all the way to Pasonanca to dine at the Country Chicken, where the food was almost always great. Like come on, who doesn't love their grilled spareribs?? We spent the first half of the afternoon there (like from 11:30 - 2:30) just talking about random stuff.

Afterwards, on a whim, we decided to watch a movie. Now, there weren't many good choices at the local cinema and it was clearly "The Rebound" that stuck out like a sore thumb. (Interesting though, that we didn't even consider "Zombieland" since we thought it was another stupid slasher movie but it turned out it got mostly positive reviews, and it was actually a comedy).

Anyway, the movie was light, refreshing and entertaining. I like how it kind of explored something about "Cougar relationships" that aren't really in place right the fact that love can actually exist between the two. The pace was fast and it obviously had flaws, but I'm not sure if I could blame myself for not caring so much, or the movie just had a lot of great funny and likeable moments that every flaw seemed forgivable. Likewise, the characters shined in their own right, especially Catherine Zeta-Jones. Though I really don't think Justin Bartha was the first choice as the younger guy because, well, he doesn't really look young and fresh. But all in all, I give it a 8.5/10 for its relaxed, quirky quality. And it definitely made my Friday afternoon!

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