Taking a Break

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Site Description: Taking a Break is a blog about taking a break from life–-through books, movies, theater or television shows.
Date Joined: Apr 12, 2011

Tags: pinoy, theater, young adult, films, television

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Book: Ender’s Game
on Apr 13, 2013 in book aliens Ender's Game fantasy fiction military Orson Scott Card sci-fi war warfare young adult “Once again, Earth is under attack. An alien species is poised for a final assault. The survival of humanity depends on a military genius who can defeat the aliens. But who? Ender Wiggin. Brilliant. Ruthless. Cunning. A tactical and strategic m...

Television: Doctor Who and the Cold War
on Apr 12, 2013 in television show aliens Cold War doctor who fantasy fiction Ice Warriors Jenna-Louise Coleman matt smith sci-fi television tv show “The Doctor and Clara land on a damaged Russian Submarine in 1983 as it spirals out of control into the ocean depths. An alien creature is loose on board, having escaped from a block of Arctic ice. With tempers flaring and a cargo of nuclear we...

Television: Find out what happened to the children of Flor Contemplacion on ‘Magpakailanman’
on Apr 11, 2013 in advert television show Alessandra de Rossi anthology drama Flor Contemplacion life story Magpakailanman non-fiction Russel Contemplacion television tv show 1995. No one had any inkling that a murder in Singapore would have so much impact on the Philippines. Delia Maga, a Filipino domestic helper was found killed and fellow OFW Flor Contemplacion was being pointed to as the murderer, and was put on trial...

Book: Love Your Frenemies
on Apr 10, 2013 in book filipino friday chic-lit contemporary fiction friendship love story Love Your Frenemies Mina V. Esguerra romance Summit Books “Kimmy knows everyone hates her, but when she comes back after a long disappearance, she has a nagging feeling that things aren’t exactly what she thought them to be. First of all, there’s her first love, the very sexy Manalo who us...

Book: A Calm Before Storm #4
on Apr 8, 2013 in book A Calm Before Storm Castle comic book comics conspiracies Derrick Storm espionage Marvel mystery Russia thriller “Retired private investigator Derrick Storm was enjoying the easy life–until he fished up a decapitated head belonging to a victim of notorious criminal The Fear. When Derrick’s father, Carl, revealed that The Fear was also the man...

Book: The Superior Spider-Man, Issue #7
on Apr 6, 2013 in book Avengers Cardiac Carlie Cooper comic book comics Dan Slott Jester Marvel Massacre Otto Octavius Peter Parker Screwball Spider-Man The Avengers The Superior Spider-Man “Otto Octavius is a man who cheated death, but at a price. When he exchanged bodies with Peter Parker, he gained the amazing skills of Spider-Man–and all of Peter’s memories. Otto finally undestands Peter’s mission of great re...

Television: Doctor Who and the Rings of Akhaten
on Apr 5, 2013 in television show alien doctor who fantasy fiction Jenna-Louise Coleman matt smith memories sacrifice sci-fi television tv show “Clara wants to see something awesome, so the Doctor whisks her off to the inhabited rings of the planet Akhaten, where the Festival of Offerings is in full swing. Clara meets the young Queen of Years as the pilgrims and natives ready for the c...

Television: A woman fights for the sanctity of marriage in ‘Magpakailanman’
on Apr 4, 2013 in advert television show Agot Isidro Dominic Zapata drama life story Magpakailanman non-fiction sex sex workers television tv show Norma Diwa is just one of many Filipinos who have become used to life being unfair–especially with a philandering husband who keeps promising to change for her. When her husband is sent to jail for a crime he did not commit, Norma decided to fo...

Taking a Break supports ‘Saving Sally’
on Apr 3, 2013 in exclusive filipino friday movie Avid Liongoren film interview Rhian Ramos Saving Sally “Marty, the geek, is an aspiring comic-book artist who is secretly in love with his beautiful best friend, Sally, the gadget inventor. Like every love story, there are complications: Sally has abusive monster parents and a literal dick for a bo...

Book: Frozen Heat
on Apr 1, 2013 in book action Castle conspiracies family Frozen Heat mystery Nikki Heat Richard Castle secrets spy suspense thriller Tie-In tv tie-in “NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat gets more mystery than she imagined when she arrives at her latest crime scene. The body of an unidentified woman has been found stabbed to death and stuffed inside a suitcase left sitting in a freezer truck.

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