Enraptured Reality

Phantasm. Bewilderment. Clairvoyance.


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Fantastic Beasts at Maison

As Potterheads, it’s going to be a shame if we wouldn’t be able to watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them during its first week, that’s why my college friend Lynsey and I already bought our tickets last November 10 even though the movie’s gonna be out on the 17th. (Nope, this isn’t going to be a movie review because I don’t want to be a spoiler.)

We had to chose between IMAX at SM Mall of Asia and Director’s Club – Maison (Conrad Hotel). We ended up buying a ticket for the Nov. 18 – 6:00 PM schedule at DC Maison for a new experience.

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We arrived at Maison just a few minutes before the screening started. The attendant in the Director’s Club at Maison approached us at once and walked with us to our seats. We settled ourselves on our lazy boy because we actually ran our way from the MOA terminal going to Maison – Conrad Hotel (which was a few blocks away from SMX). After a few minutes, our popcorns were served. Funny ’cause we actually thought that we’re going to have unlimited popcorn (that’s what I’ve read on some blogs); we finished our bowl in less than an hour. We asked one attendant if the popcorn’s unlimited, but he said that it’s just one bowl per person. We just bought drinks to compensate our excitement for the popcorn. Hahaha.

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The DC experience (Php 450.00) we had at Maison was great since we were able to choose a good seat. The level was just right for us to enjoy the movie comfortably. The lazy boy seats, as they are, could be adjusted at the push of a button. It was cold in there, so I suggest one should bring a jacket (or perhaps some blanket lol) when you watch at DC Maison. Aside from the free bowl of popcorn, it’s like being treated as a VIP since at the push of a button, their attendants would approach you to ask what you need. You can order food from them, sit back, relax, and wait for your food to be served. They were accommodating and everything went smooth.

After the movie, we had a quick stroll at Maison too but decided to eat at MOA since there are more food choices there.

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Our Fantastic Beasts at Maison went pretty cool and if you’d ask me if I’d be willing to pay an extra price for a VIP movie experience every once in awhile, I definitely would.😉


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Perhaps This time

Perhaps This Time @ Enraptured Reality

All these people passing by,

Still it’s you who caught my eye;

Street lights and cars chasing each other,

Crossing the roads and random stops on the corner.

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The noise tried to catch my attention,

The lanes changed route and confused my direction;

But perhaps this time, I made the right turn,

Perhaps this time, it’s fine for the walls to burn.

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Perhaps this time  it’s worth the try,

And finally, there’s no more saying goodbye;

Whatever it is, only time can tell,

But I’m hoping, this time, it’s for the best that I fell.

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So here’s the key, go and take the driver’s seat,

I believe I’m ready for a whole new ride and enjoy it;

Perhaps this time, we’ll make it,

Perhaps this time, it’s worth it.

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10.27.16


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She is a Paradox

Her mind is a painted sunrise

With complex shades of ice and fire,

Surrounded by shadows as night dies,

Screaming whispers as it retires.

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A beautiful mess of tangled thoughts,

Abstract scenes just like the sky;

Tossing and turning through the lots

Of every when and how and why.

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Haunted by ghosts that never go away,

Feared by the unknown from the other side;

Disturbed by the truth of today,

Doomed by the lies in the wild.


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The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

From now on, I will be dedicating a blog post to selected books that made a great impact on me. I’ve chosen this book as a start since it’s been given by someone special and I’m really glad I’ve got the chance to ever read this book. This isn’t a review – I have my Goodreads for that. This is merely a reflection of how this book affected me.

First of all, it’s the first book I’ve ever read that has my first name among the characters. A character named Claudine existed here, and that made this book among my favorites for that plain reason (plus the fact that this was a gift from…).

The book didn’t excite me [in a good way]. The book didn’t want me to have it finished right away to jump to a new story. This made me savor every word, every page, and every chapter. For me, it’s so beautifully written that if I could prolong my time in reading it, I would.

The Little Paris Bookshop taught me about second chances. You have to let yourself heal. You have to forgive yourself and remind your heart that it can be happily in love once again after being devastated from something that it thought would last forever. The love that would come after forgiving yourself and after forgiving the circumstance would make you feel that you can be anything you want to be. For whatever reason, it’s going to be more amazing than ever. It’s going to bring out the best in you, and it’s going to be the most wonderful thing that has ever come into your life.

I don’t know what it is, but I feel a deep connection with this book… Maybe because it’s a gift from a man who made me believe in letting someone in again, or maybe because it’s something about Paris. This book got my heart, and I’m so glad this book found me.