Hi everyone! I hope everyone is having a great month so far. I have. I know I’ve been out of the loop again due to this blogging slump (it’s a thing, I guess) + the fact that I also use a shared laptop. But I’m back at least for now, and I will be checking on all your blogs and the wonderful comments here too. Give me a few days to catch up.
For now, here’s a list of My Favorite Things from April!
The international tour of Les Mis made Manila its first stop. And I just had to get tickets because Les Mis is one of my favorite musicals! I’d seen the movies- both the 1998 and the 2012 one, seen the 10th and 25th Anniversary concerts on DVD, performed One Day More with a few friends at our theatre org, met composer Claude Michel-Schonberg back in 2012 and got him to sign my Original London Cast Recording CDs, and watched the 52-episode anime (Shoujo Cosette) from start to finish.
The show was breathtaking, the sets were quite a sight to see, and the cast- composed of Australians, British, and a few Filipinos was incredibly talented!
My family loves traveling together so to kick off our summer, we drove to Subic and stayed there from April 20 to 22. Our trip consisted of a lot of eating, some night swimming, a bit of driving around in our car, and a ton of shopping (for food!)
We only stayed for a few days and nothing major happened so I’m still not sure if I should do an in-depth blog entry on this.
Online Shop 2
I secretly opened up an online shop. It features fanmade merchandise on some of the American Idol contestants from season 15. I made a separate Twitter account for it and didn’t tie it to any of my socials. The reason? I just wanted a fresh start, no expectations and limitations on my part.
And guess what? This is the most I’ve sold in any of my online shops to date. I opened the shop in late March but there was a big increase in sales in April. You can visit the shop via this link.
I had some second-cousins from New Zealand who came over to visit. We only got to spend two days with them so we made the most of our time. That included a trip to Breakout. Breakout is this interactive escape room where you and your companions’ main goal is to make it out. This will be done by following a series of instructions, working together, and tracking down clues before time runs out.
It was such a fun, thrilling, and challenging experience and I will be back in the future, this time with my friends in tow!
Captain America: Civil War
We ended up watching this after spending the afternoon with cousins. Because of that I didn’t get to prepare my Scarlet Witch outfit and bring my Bucky Funko Pop.
Still, I enjoyed this immensely and I think it is one of the best live-action superhero movies to date! It had a plot with substance, great acting, fun action scenes, serious dark scenes, character development, and bits of humor every now and then. This is a must-watch!
Quick thoughts on the new characters:
Black Panther was cooler than I expected. As for Spider-Man: although I thought he was hilarious and cool, and even if I enjoyed his scenes a ton I still wish they didn’t make another incarnation of him. Unpopular opinion but I miss Andrew Garfield.
April was fun but May is being great so far too. Hope it’s turning out great for you too!