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Outfit Post: Monochroma + Davao Bloggers Blocked Screening of The Avengers!

I’ve been wearing a lot of color lately, but the truth is that my closet is 90% black, white, or gray. This is what I wore to the Davao Bloggers + Globe blocked screening of The Avengers last Friday:

And given that The Boy and I had barely any time to get dressed after work to to Abreeza, throwing on a black and white dress over a pair of black tights was the fastest way to go from pambahay to casual without even breaking a sweat.

It’s been a really hot summer that so far shows no sign of letting up, so I’m thankful for the fact that my dress is sheer and breezy!

My favorite part is probably the transparent black tulle over the skirt. I’m a sucker for things like that.

Paired it with white creepers and gray/white/black bangles.

By the way, I’m thinking of ordering from Taobao soon, want to order with me so we can split the 500 Yuan limit and get a 35% service charge instead of 50%? I’m going to use Stalklife as a Taobao agent! :)

Okay I know that’s really confusing but to make it simple: Do you want to order awesome stuff really cheap with me??? Lemme know! Peeps in Davao only, plz. :)

Okay, on to why we were watching The Avengers a second time! I had free tickets from Globe’s Text Holiday promotion, which I blogged about here.

According to Karla, and I lifted this from her blog:

"The Davao Bloggers, in partnership with Globe Telecom, were proud to host blocked screenings of this awesome movie just last night (April 27, 2012) at Abreeza Mall. Over a hundred people were invited; and most of them were influencers in their own social circles. There were two screenings: 6:10PM for the 3D showing and 6:45pm for the regular one.”

Photo by Renz Bulseco

Karla is a columnist and events manager, I’m a musician. There were bloggers, poets, writers, photographers. Davao Bloggers + Globe = awesome.

On the day of the Avengers screening in Abreeza, tickets to the movie plus boxes of those super sims were given to me and 2 of my guests. I brought The Boy and my friend Migs.

We went to the 6:45 screening, preferring the non-3D version to the 3D one because we already saw it during the premiere. Here’s Migs scowling.

Each box of special sims they gave us contained 10 sim packs, to give out to friends and family.

As we went inside the theatre Jollibee had complimentary snacks and drinks ready for all the guests! I had a hard time balancing the extra food in my arms considering I’d bought snacks beforehand lulz.

I couldn’t take my camera inside, so I wasn’t able to get any decent photos of the raffle they held after the movie, where someone in the audience got a free phone.

I didn’t win but I didn’t mind, because I saw the love of my life:

 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥  BIBI  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥  BIBI  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥  BIBI  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥  BIBI  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

We’re married on Asgard, ok. Their laws are different so don’t gimme that look.

The Boy: “He’s skinny, cute, and has curly black hair. He obviously reminds you of ME.”


After the movie we went to Fully Booked, like dutiful nerds.

Migs got The Filipino Heroes League, cos Tres Komikeros supports local art/writers!

If you’ve got Avengers fever and need to hear other people talk about it or share your opinions on it, go over to Tres Komikeros and check out their podcast/review which will be out in a few days!

By the way, Migs, my husband and I are complete geeks. We always go to superhero/sci-fi/pop culture/comic book-related events/movies/cons with high expectations. We compare them to books we’ve read, we reference directors, actors, and authors. We always, ALWAYS do a complete analysis of movies we’ve watched on the way home. We talk during movies (quietly of course) and say to each other things like:

“OMG they did that scene straight out of the comic.”

"That is SUCH a perfect Tony Stark thing to say."

"Joss Whedon is a freaking genius geek deity."

"She’s totally his Buffy in this movie."

"Take THAT, Michael Bay!"

"I’m so glad they didn’t make Cap yell Avengers Assemble."

"Why can’t they just replace Bendis with Whedon. FOREVER."

It’s actually fun being a nerd. For one thing, you need to be smart to get references, and you actually need to know what the hell you’re talking about when you analyze a film, book or graphic novel. For example, the dirty look Maria Hill gave Tony Stark aboard the bridge was funnier when you know they have a love/hate/sleep-together-when-mad relationship in the comics. That aside, here’s my rating on The Avengers:

Dialogue: 10/10

Character development: 10/10

Special effects: 11/10

Sound/Musical Scoring: 8/10 (I’ve accepted that John Williams can’t do the score for EVERY Western movie I like, heh)

Casting: 9/10

Directing: 10/10

Ridiculously high scores, I know, but:

The scenes were tight, the dialogue was funny, snappy, the characters were well-developed, the actors were completely in character, and even though we were afraid it would seem like a TV show with a huge budget because of Whedon, it was still everything we hoped it would be.

It felt like a movie with all the expectations I had when I first went to watch Captain America, but with none of the disappointment.

I know I sound like a huge Joss Whedon cultist right now, but even if I had never seen Firefly or Serenity or Buffy, even if I had never read his Astonishing X-Men run, or watched Titan A.E, or Atlantis or even freaking Toy Story, I would still have enjoyed The Avengers.

Because it was just an excellently done superhero movie. And I appreciate well-done stuff.  It pains me to say it, but Thor and Cap were better written in this movie than in their own respective films.

I’m not gonna be a douche and spoil everybody about it right now, but I’ll probably do a written review in a couple of weeks. In the meantime:

Avengers Assemble,