Even Jughead's Dad Can't Deny Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart's ~Chemistry~
There's no denying that Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart as Jughead and Betty on Riverdale have great chemistry. After being spotted at Comic Con getting cozy, this sparked rumors that they're actually dating IRL. Hee hee! So we're even more kilig to find out that Juggy's TV daddy Skeet Ulrich is spilling deets about their luuuv. "They have great chemistry and they've been at our house with a lot of the Riverdale people and they always enjoy each other's company," he said. "So I wish them the best." We know Cole's not the type to divulge about his private life, but we'll take this! (via girlfriend.com.au)
In not-so happy news, Cole's twin Dylan Sprouse has reportedly broken up with his longtime girlfriend Dayna Frazer. But if that's not already heartbreaking enough, rumor has it that Dylan cheated on her! OH NO. In an already-deleted Insta-story snap, Dayna apparently snapped a photo of herself crying and wrote, "When you find out your bf cheated on you lol". Criiii~ While we can't confirm if the allegations are true or not, we can confirm that Dayna and Dylan no longer follow each other on social media. And these days, that's pretty telling, right? (via dolly.com.au)
Who doesn't know YouTuber Bethany Mota, right? With over 10 million subscribers on the video streaming platform, we're sure it can get pretty overwhelming even for this 21-year-old vlogger. In an essay she shared with Cosmopolitan in their September issue, she opened up about the pressure of being famous online. She says, "I even started to feel guilty if I just went to the movies for fun, like, What could I be doing on social media?... If something was trending or I visited a popular vacation spot, I couldn't fully enjoy it if I didn't take a photo and post it online. And if I did take pictures but they weren't great, I'd be so bummed about it because I felt like it didn't fit this certain standard for me to post. There would be this lingering feeling, like, Oh, I didn't get the shot, even if I'd had the best time ever! The truth is, I was never fully present. I wasn't building bonds with people, and I wasn't happy." But before you freak out, Bethany isn't going to completely ditch social media! She's just going to go on a digital detox of sorts. She'll be swapping time online for bonding time with her family and friends, which TBH, we could all use right about now. (via dolly.com.au)
After winning Choice Summer Movie Actress for Spider-Man: Homecoming, Zendaya took the opportunity to appeal the teens in the audience, following the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. She said in lieu of an acceptance speech, "With all the injustice and the hatred and everything that is happening not only in the world but in our country right now, I need all you young people, I need all you guys to be educated, I need you to listen, I need you to pay attention. And I need you to go ahead and understand that you have a voice and it is OK to use it when you see something bad happening. So make sure that you stay educated and that you do not let people tell you what you think you should feel. Because you are the leaders, you're the future leaders of the world, you're the future presidents, the future senators, and you guys are the ones who are gonna make this world better." Preach, Z! Watch her full speech below and see all the winners of 2017 Teen Choice Awards here. (via justjaredjr.com)
After the big Pedro Penduko news, fans will be happy to hear that James Reid is set to reunite with his girlfriend and onscreen love team Nadine Lustre in a movie set for release this October. They're still waiting for his arm to heal so they can resume shooting. The Palm Dreams singer is also set to appear in the Filipino adaptation of Korean movie Miss Granny with Sarah Geronimo. What an exciting year for James! (via pep.ph)
What're you up to today? Submit your OOTD, fanfic, essay, school project, org event, a pic of your latest hobby, or anything you want to be posted on the Candy Bulletin page!
5 Mystery-Thriller Novels to Read
If you’re stuck at home and out of Netflix shows to binge-watch, then you might want to try and read these mystery-thriller books to match your homemade Dalgona Coffee.
1. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
The debut novel, and Goodreads Choice Awards Best Mystery & Thriller of 2019, follows Alicia Berenson, a well-known painter married to an esteemed fashion photographer. Life seemed perfect for Alicia, until one evening when she shot her husband five times, and… never spoke again.
2. Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
From the author of Final Girls comes this page turning novel about an infamous building in Manhattan called the Bartholomew. After stumbling upon an ad to become an apartment sitter, Jules Larsen has set out to look after apartment 12A under strict and somewhat odd conditions. Not long after stepping foot in the building, Jules has been met with unfriendly tenants, eerie noises in the apartment unit, and an abrupt departure of a fellow sitter named Ingrid.
3. The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
If you loved Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho or David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, then this book is for you. After the disappearance of her Aunt Vivian while working as a night-shift clerk at the Sun Down Motel in 1982, Carly has set off to Fell NY, to work the same job at the same place as her Aunt had 35 years ago – with hopes of uncovering the truth lurking behind the Motel walls.
4. Verity by Colleen Hoover
While known for Young-Adult Novels such as Slammed and Maybe Someday, Colleen Hoover offers readers a romantic thriller about Lowen Ashleigh, a struggling author who was given the opportunity to finish the three remaining novels of a successful series after its original author, Verity Crawford, suffered an accident and has become immobile. After receiving an invite at the Crawford manor to sort through Verity’s notes, Lowen discovers an unpublished autobiography revealing the truth about Verity. With the eerie atmosphere of having Verity confined in her own home, and who is seemingly aware of her surroundings, Lowen is certain Verity is not what she appears to be.
5. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
A mind-bending science fiction thriller from the best-selling author of Wayward Pines – Dark Matter is packed with the concept of the Multiverse and the philosophy of existentialism. The novel follows an ordinary Physics professor, Jason Dessen, who was looking forward to dinner with his family while walking the streets of Chicago. The next thing he knew, he was being held at gunpoint – by a man wearing a mask – and injected with an unknown drug and blacks out. When he regains consciousness, he learns that the world he woke up to was different from the world he knew.
Here's a poem I wrote a while back reflecting on what it's like over-rationalize a simple thing like crushing on a dude -- hence, the title "Scientific Method"
You were a phenomenon I cannot wrap my head around
When I first met you, my heart forgot to make its signature sound
And it's overwhelming, your presence;
And underwhelming, so science will be the only language I'll hide in-- For now.
At first glance, I notice your top button unbuttoned,
and your shirt fully cotton
Complete with a smile as nervous as me
And a swagger in your step only I can see
Further on, I find your wit to be at a pace
That doesn't leave any space for tension to rise
and it's all too nice
And ridiculous and a bit too suspicious
That this isn't another (well,) circus.
Now, let's take a wild guess,
Oh, but it has to be smart, yes,
That this could lead to something with potential
That this isn't another differential easily solved
With a formula, tried and tested but never evolved
For so long, we've both been independent of any dependent
Keeping our variables fixed and ourselves distracted
With anything, everything,
But not a single thing
Could stop me from pushing this blindly to find its threshold,
Hoping that it's a quantity my hands could still hold
Over hours, days, and weeks
Through minor revisions and tweaks
Then comes the analysis -- that these weren't accidents
So, now I find myself in a conundrum
With the anomaly in a blue shirt right in front of me,
That this had to be processed logically,
But the findings are as follows:
None of which were shallow, so I therefore conclude that it's true,
I therefore conclude that it's you.
Mi Luna: The Light in My Dark Soul Locked in… Alone…
Why do I feel comforted by darkness? Oh cause maybe because… I am a jolly and very enthusiast kid back then. All I know is to have fun, laugh and play. But as I grow older, everything has changed, a lot. I can feel the changes. I know the more I get older, I’m turning to something I’m not. You know what, I just realized I like it even more. And that’s how I turned a monster. A monster to my own self. Always questioning life and even God about the things that are happening with my life. “Do I deserve this?”. Every day was a struggle. “Which mask should I wear now?”. And every night is my judgement time. “Should I still continue with my miserable life?”. This certainly sum up my whole life. I have this mindset since I was young. I can say that my experiences made me like this. I always want to escape, but every time I tried to pick up myself up, there is always shits that pulls me down. And there, I get tired. Hoping that no one would ever see this. As I despise myself as well. What I can do now is to just embraced everything, I just embraced darkness- reflecting my own self.
“Look at the moon, it can shine alone and it can give us light at night.” A line I was keeping in my mind that a friend of mine helps me realize things and been there to fix my path. And there I started seeking for my moon but I do not know which part should I start. As days passed, I started to open up myself. I started to act as what truly inside me. It is very hard at first and there is this time that even the situation got worst. But as I continue exploring with my life, a question pop out on my head “Why did I still get this far?”, I can say that maybe I should do this, maybe I really can do this but it is myself who is holding me back because I’m afraid.
Now as far as I am trying to revive my soul, there I know that many people care. Yes, I learned to open up but not to all, on different situations there are people who can understand me because they have the same situation as I am. I learn to open up as long as they did not force me. I learned to navigate and open up for whom I trusted and at the same time when I am ready. The light that I am seeking is my own understanding and acceptance about myself. My light is myself and I am Mi Luna. So it is not too late to save myself. I have thought that, I should be a survivor and winner. That I should also be the ruler of my own mind and soul. Eliminate the room for darkness and let the light shine through you, that I can say how I earned myself again. Mi Luna’s darkness have turned to spotlight.
I just posted some of my own movie reviews from LSS to The Heiress para naman may pagka-movie critic ako in the midst of the pandemic… from Home! Check them out here: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 3 (#PPP2019): • #LSSTheMovie: bit.ly/MyLSSReview • #ThePantiSisters: bit.ly/MyTPSReview • #ImEllenyaL: bit.ly/MyImEllenyaLReview Metro Manila Film Festival: • #TheMallTheMerrier: bit.ly/MyTMTMReview • #MissionUnstapabol: bit.ly/MyMissionUnstapabolReview • #3polTrobolHuliKaBalbon: bit.ly/My3polTrobolReview Non-film fest: • #JamesAndPatAndDave: bit.ly/MyJPDReview • #TheHeiress: bit.ly/MyTheHeiressReview Any thoughts? Don't forget to connect by commenting! Enjoy #MovieBingeAtHome! #COVIDMovieCritic