The Great Gatsby


Another travel back in 1920s by F. Scott Fitzgerald. After I finished the book, I was astounded for like 1-2minutes. My mind was blank and in my head I was screaming.. WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?

In movies, Jay Gatsby was, portrayed by none other than Leonardo de Caprio and he’s the Jay that I was imagining when I was reading the book. The movie is awe-inspiring, but the book, it’s so breathtaking. It was written way back 1920s, but the characters in the book are considerably common that their way of thinking and body language is still the same what we have here in the 21st century. So close that it was cited by F. Scott,

“Tom and Daisy – they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made”

Here’s one of the reviews on GoodReads that for me was on ‘point’ 😉

The Great Gatsby
By Nataliya

Oh, Gatsby you old sport, you poor semi-delusionally hopeful dreamer with ‘some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life’, focusing your whole self and soul on that elusive money-colored green light – a dream that shatters just when you are *this* close to it.

Jay Gatsby, who dreamed a dream with the passion and courage few possess – and the tragedy was that it was a wrong dream colliding with the reality that was even more wrong – and deadly.

My Favorite Quotes from the book

“Then wear the gold hat, if that will move her;
If you can bounce high, bounce for her too,
Till she cry ‘Lover, gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover,
I must have you!’ — Thomas Parke D’ Invilliers”

“Whenever you feel like criticizing any one, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had”

“Reserving judgments is a matter of infinite hope.”

“Well, I’ve had a very bad time, Nick, and I’m pretty cynical about everything.”

“That’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.”

“It seemed to me that the thing for Daisy to do was to rush out of the house, child in arms – but apparently there were no such intentions in her head.”

“Every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.”

“There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired”

“Human sympathy has its limits, and we were content to let all their tragic arguments fade with the city lights behind.”

“Thirty – the promise of a decade of loneliness a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning briefcase of enthusiasm, thinning hair.”

“They’re a rotten crowd, You’re worth the whole damn bunch put together”

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”


Quote of the day 2017: September 01

“Hold me tight, just for a little while. It’ll be over soon.”

Takako Chigusa, Battle Royale.

This scene hurts my heart so baaaad. I can’t even move on. 😭 It’s when you’re in the brink of dying and the memories rolled in front of your eyes; and then when you opened your eyes for the last time, you see a familiar face, a friend, a love that should have been blossomed, kneeling next to you, cradling your head.

He remained expressionless but his lovely eyes express despair. He just looks at you and listen to your final words, and this… is your last request.


Demn. I cried again typing this one. Oh well.. 😥

Movie Review: Kita Kita [ I see you ]

In this era of technology and fast development, here’s an eye-opener movie for all. Kita Kita [ I see you ], is a Filipino movie taken in the city of Sapporo in Japan. I’ve been waiting for this movie for a long time. If I remember, Kita Kita movie has been circulating the social media last 2016 and only released in theaters last July 19, 2017.


Release Date
July 19, 2017
Romantic Comedy
Spring Films
Alessandra De Rossi
Directed By
Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo (of the award-winning and unforgettable films “Ang Huling Cha-Cha Ni Anita” and “Lorna”)
Written By
Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo
Produced By
Spring Films
(From their Facebook Page:

I’ve watched their trailer in 2016 and I said to myself, I have to watch that movie. They have this vibe of long distance relationship, since Lea (Alessandra De Rossi) has been blind for quite some time now, Tonyo (Empoy Marquez) took care of her and lead her on an adventure that she can’t never forget. Even though the eyes can’t see, she felt him. She feels his presence, his care, his loyalty and how he made her feel special.


Most couples nowadays don’t venture on the long distance relationship part and even say that it will NEVER work because of one thing, THEY WILL DON’T SEE EACH OTHER OFTEN. And sorry to break this up to you guys, I’ve been in a long distance relationship for quite some years now and I’ve felt the care and love of my special someone so much than my ex. If the guy is really serious he will never, ever take you for granted even if you two are miles apart.


Before I get sidetracked, For me, even this movie has its simple story, the people behind it told us in a striking way. After the movie ends, you will definitely stay in your seats and contemplate what did you do with your relationships (or some sort). I just hope producers, directors and writers in the Philippines open up their minds that you don’t have to deal with superstars in order to make a blockbuster movie. A good acting and funny puns can do it. 😉

Kita 0a

Here’s some quotes from the movie,

“Nagluto pala ako ng turon. Matamis. Baka kailangan mo ng asukal. Ang asim kasi ng mukha mo”. – Tonyo

“Actually, hindi ako nakatulog kagabi. Iniisip ko lahat ng masasakit na sinabi mo” – Tonyo

“Eh, ano kung bulag ka, ako naman ang magsisilbing mata mo”. – Tonyo

“May mga bagay na kailangan mong paghirapan bago mo makuha” – Tonyo

“Alam mo click tayo”. – Tonyo

“Kailangan kumain ng repolyo para sumaya ka” – Tonyo

“Bulag na bulag na ako sa pag-ibig”

Lea: “Alam mo feeling ko ang pogi-pogi mo. Kapag makita kita, pang-leading man ang mukha mo.”

Tonyo: “Bulag ka nga”

“Nagugutom ako kapag nakakarinig ako ng bell. Naaalala ko ang recess. – Tonyo

“Oops. Hindi ako mayabang. Humble ako. Di ko nga pinagpapapansin lahat ng patay na patay sa aking mga chicks sa lalawigan namin. Sabi ko wait lang, wait lang, wait lang kasi taken na ako.” – Tonyo

“Taken kanino?” – Lea

“Sa’yo” – Tonyo

“Isa. Isang beses lang ako nagmahal. Masama ba magmahal ng isa lang?” – Tonyo

Ang ganda mo. May maitutulong ba ko sa’yo?

It’s now. It’s never

“Noong nakakakita ka, di mo ako nakita. Nang mabulag ka, doon mo lang ako nakita.” – Tonyo

“Di mo naman kailangang makita (ang mukha ko), di siya makakatulong sa mundo” – Tonyo


“Si Sapporo na loyal, Si Sapporo na di nang-iiwan.”