Eat, Watch, Love

11 October 2010

After two months of breathless anticipation, the movie adaptation of Eat, Pray, Love finally reached the Philippine shores. As I have blabbed and tweeted countless times before, I found this book by Liz Gilbert very inspiring and uplifting. This sounds cheesy but it has certainly helped  me go through my dark days months in the first half of this year.

As early as July I have already made plans to see it with my soul sister Ana. You can just imagine how excited we were! We were supposed to see the film on its first showing day but ended up seeing it last Friday at TriNoma.

We couldn't resist having a photo-op with the standee :D
The screening time was at 4:50PM so we spent our spare time eating and bonding over delicious food. Until such time we are able to visit Italy, I guess we'll have to make do with Italian food at Bigoli ;D

Ana had Fettuccine Alfredo with Pizza and I ordered Spaghetti with Meatballs plus a slice of Cheese Overload pizza 
You know we're soul sisters when both of us took extra effort to "match" our outfits with the movie.

Ana's customized Eat, Pray, Love necklace. What a brilliant idea!
My outfit :) If that doesn't scream LOVE at you then I don't know what will. I also love that the colors and over-all vibe of the outfit kinda complement the book's cover. :)
After the movie we capped the day with fro-yo from Golden Spoon.
Mine was topped with Hershey's Chocolate Syrup and SnoCaps while Ana's was topped with chocolate cookie dough and mochi,
My verdicts:

Eat, Pray, Love (2010 film)

I loved Liz's scenes with Richard from Texas most of all. It's hard not to like Julia Roberts, she just glows on the screen! She is a very good actress, but somehow I found the scene at the bathroom lacking. I don't know, I just felt like it was the most crucial point in the book since that was when she started to want to take charge of her own life again. Also, she could've done better on the delivery of the voice-overs. The first few scenes felt a bit disjointed, but it got a lot better in the middle.  She has a very infectious and beautiful laugh, though :)

I may not have liked the movie adaptation that much, but if anything else seeing it reminded me how it inspired me and why I loved the book so much. A friend borrowed it from me but when she returns it I know I would want to read it again.

That being said I still cried at some scenes. The most ouch-moment was when David bargained with Liz so she'll stay, and Liz said, "You never asked me to stay." Ouch. I would still want to watch it again, with my other close girl friends Poly, Mich and Marsha this time. :)

Golden Spoon

I gave it two-hearts because of the variety of toppings (mine got SnoCaps, yay!) but I honestly didn't like how it tasted like ice cream. I mean, if I want ice cream I'd go to Dairy Queen. As it stands, when it comes to frozen yogurts my verdict is this:

Red Mango > White Hat Italian Yogurt >>> California Berry >>>>> Golden Spoon

And this post just made me crave for a cup of Red Mango fro-yo. Topped with chocolate syrup, muesli, and marshmallows please.

I am thankful I got to bond with Ana again. It felt great to see a movie I have long waited for with a friend who felt the same. I hope we can make time for more movie-dates and laugh and bond over various stories (that ranged from business to work to careers to books to that four-letter word, LOVE) soon!

Outfit details:
Headband: e.g.g. | Top and bangle: YRYS crucifix necklace: Anagon | Shorts: 168 | Slippers: Robinsons Department Store | Bag: Tomato

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