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Monday, February 16, 2015

What did I do during the Valentine weekend?

I read the Fifty Shades books.  I didn't want to watch the movie, but I read the books ebooks.



Yes, I gave in.  I honestly wasn't interested to read it because, I don't know - maybe I wasn't as curious?  Hahaha!  But then the movie opened right before the Valentine weekend and everyone was commenting here and there that the movie was blah.  A new friend said her husband felt sleepy.  Another friend said - it was a waste of time.  So I got curious.  What was it about??!!

I was told that it was *Mommy* porn.  I have a friend who was so in love with Christian Grey, she was gushing about him and was encouraging us to read it.  This was I think 2-3 years ago, I'm not sure.  And then the media outpour about the book that made so many people read it and rave about it.  There was instant talk of the book becoming a movie.  There were discussions on who Grey would be on screen - some said it was very Iam Somerhalder and then there was leak that it was going to Matt Bomer.  And then they finally cast Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim and Sons of Anarchy) but then he dropped out and it was Jamie Dornan as Grey.  I knew him from being the Sheriff at Storybrooke - since I watch Once Upon a Time.  So I had no clue on the backlash of his casting.  No clue.  Then I see a link of a 50 Shades of Grey from a famous local motel.  I was honestly clueless - because the room looked normal!  Hahaha.. I knew that the book's lead was into S&M.  So I gather he has *stuff* or *equipments*.

So, last Friday night, I took the chance - I searched on my RedMi's Google - Fifty Shades of Grey ebook.  It came out with a lot of results.  I clicked the first link and - voila - Downloading.  Within minutes, the app was there.  I opened it and it was the book.  I was even contemplating - should I read it?  then I decided, fine - read a couple of pages - if its interesting, read it through - if not - then I can always delete that app.

So I read it and finished it the next day.  Hahahaha!!

So what do I think?

I think it was very very entertaining.  Very descriptive.  Sexual?  Well, yeah - because of how the author wrote the scenes.  Describing every little detail.  To be honest, I haven't read book like this in a long looooong while.  I think the last time I read a romance novel was 2008?  Yes, it was that long.  I laughed though, because there were actual email correspondence in the book!  I guess, during my *reading* time - email was still not existent!  I guess, that is how a book is written now

I liked the book very much but I didn't love it, loooove it.  It was very very entertaining, though - I have to stay that.  I laughed, teared up, got super *kilig*, was turned on at times - but I really wondered - what's the novelty of the book?  And then I realized - it's the ROMANCE, it's every woman's fantasy.  The almost perfect man who is a bit broken that needs to be fixed.  Every woman in the world would love to have been showered with gifts, given 100% attention, and made love to perfectly.  In the real world - it doesn't happen.  That's why there are books - to give us the *kilig* that it can happen.  I think I may have become very practical over the years.

When I told my Panget I was reading the book he asked me "Are you turned on?" Well, there were times that I felt butterlies but that's it.  I think the novelty of the book is that it's very explicit in describing what is happening.  One's imagination is working 1,000%!  Your imagination is on overdrive.  Hahaha!!

So why is Christian Grey so attractive?

He has a lot of money and has no problem using it.
He's powerful.
He's strong.
He's handsome.
He's determined.
He's broken.
He's persistent.
He knows how to please a woman.

The last one is the most important.  All women want to be pleased at some point - and he does every little thing correctly.  He gives Anastasia a Macbook Pro, a Blackberry, an Audi!  I think with those three things, I would have swooned already!  He knew how to please her.  He has this right amount of *control* that every woman dreams of.  I think in real life - if I was given all the luxuries in life - I would have given in to Christian Grey's every whim, seriously!  What else should I ask for?

We all yearn for Christian's affection, the attention he gives Anastacia, the way he emails her and texts her, how he showers her with gifts, how he protects her, how he fights for her, how he controls her.  All of these are all very ideal - BUT IT DOESN'T HAPPEN IN REAL LIFE!  Hahahaha...  I was telling my Panget, the love scenes were written so well and lengthily - but in real life, how long does it really take?  Haha!!  Diba? (Too Much Information)

Okay fine, I'm KJ (kill joy) but in all seriousness - it's all fantasy, something that we'd dream of.  But it will never ever happen in real life.  Hahaha!!

Book 2 and 3 were just okay.

The first one  was really - wow.  I was smiling while reading it.  Panget would sheepishly steal glances at me every so often and wonder why I was engrossed.  I told him - the author wrote Christian Grey very very very well.  Perfect eh!

I would laugh out loud whenever Christian would pull out a foil packet.  Boy Scout - parating handa!  My Panget said *He's prepared and he wants to be safe*, naks!  Hahaha..

To break the *feel* of this post.  Here is Jimmy Fallon and Christian Grey:


P.S.
I wish though that they made Christian a little older.  Say maybe 30-32?  I find 27 too young, maybe because I'm 35?  hahaha!!  Anastasia's age is perfect though - since she's supposed to be innocently naive.

Thinking about it - I think we all wish that we'd have someone like Christian Grey who will indulge us in every little thing that we like.  We like the attention - admit it!  I would!  Hahahaha.. :)  But then when I think about the book and the ideals - it makes me sad because - it doesn't happen in real life!  But that's the reason why we have books!  Hahaha..  To play with our imaginations.

Oh, and I said before that I was laughing at the book right?  Well, apparently - in my dreams, they linger...... Grrrrrr....

36 comments :

  1. I haven't read this nor watched it. Hihi 😁

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  2. I also haven't read or watched the fifty shades of grey but i heard people talking about it.

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  3. Spank mehh!
    NO! Ako ayoko Talaga Kay mr, grey kahit bigyan pa Nya ako ng building. Ang sakit nun e.

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    1. I agree with L! kahit sampung laptop and isang dosenang Audi pa yan. I don't think those spankings were pleasurable...ang sakit kaya nun! Watched the movie last Saturday, yes Valentine's Day talaga! It was nice, entertaining and I appreciated the funny lines too. :P

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    2. as in sinubukan ako i-spank ng asawa ko after watching this movie. napikon ako sa sakit ha! hindi nakakatuwa. bwahahah

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    3. You are too funny L!! :) Pero Fran and L - okay lang yun. Money and shopping will make me feel better. Hahahahahaha!!!

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  4. I tried reading this a couple of times, pero for some reasons di ko sya matapos tapos. hehe! I always skip the "sexy" parts, though may favorite chapter ako. hehehe! :D
    I said, bago man lang ipalabas sana yung movie eh matapos ko yung book mismo, pero until now di ko parin magawa gawa. I'm a book lover, pero itomng book lang na to ang di ko ma finish. Siguro di lang ako fan ng BDSM.
    :D

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    1. Hello KitKat! I actually skipped the pages of the BDSM. What's your favorite chapter? :)

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  5. I haven't read and I don't want to watched it too as adviced by fellow mommies. :) yes! Gwapo nga daw si Mr. Grey but many mommies don't like the spanking part kaya wag ko na lang simulan..hehehe

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    1. To each his own I guess. Kaya ako, I always say - walang basagan ng trip. Hahaha!!

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  6. I read just the first book. Sadly (sad talaga, haha!) it didn't meet my expectations of a BDSM story. Tsaka parang paulit-ulit yung thoughts ni Anastacia. I guess I was disappointed at how it was written kaya di ko na binasa yung 2nd and 3rd books.

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    1. Hi Michelle! :) Kulang sa BDSM? hahaha! I had to flip through the pages when those were in the text. Only to back read kasi di ko maintindihan. Hahahaha!!!

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    2. Medyo, LOL! Tsaka bitin yung ending. Siguro nga kelangan mabasa yung next 2 books para maintindihan ko kwento nila Christian and Ana.

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  7. A friend gave me digital copies of the trilogy I think 2 years ago? Naku, I think I was only able to read the first five pages of the first book. I don't know; I don't find it well-written. I'm sure it was entertaining, di lang ako nakarating at that point!

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    1. Oh my gosh, 2 years ago na pala itong books!! Pero yeah 2011 pa sa book eh. May asim pa si Blackberry.

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  8. Read 50 shades, didn't love it too so I never read the next two. Entertaining yes. :-)

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    1. We aim to please (daw eh. Hehehe!)

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  9. Not my cup of tea lol... read the summaries of the 3 books and nothing about it interests me enough to pick it up. But then again I'm someone who finds romance novels boring.

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  10. Haven't read the books, but all these media frenzy is making me want to go watch the movie.

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    1. I am super duper INTRIGUED with the movie! Hahahahaha..
      Pero I don't think I'd watch in a cinema lalo na here in Manila since puros cut! Hahaha...

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  11. I read the books 2 years ago and like you I also got kilig and turned on..LOL! I couldn't put it down and read until late to finish it.

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    1. Peachy! Hahaha.. Entertaining enough for me. I mean, it's not a Pulitzer, but it does its job of entertaining. Hahaha!!

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  12. I read the book ages ago. I loved the first book but the 2nd and 3rd and just blah. I love it because it was new. The first book was beautifully written. Tama ka. Gagana ng 10000 times ang imagination mo. And as a bookworm, i appreciate yung bago nyang ino-offer. Pero nawala lahat nung 2nd and 3rd book. Hindi nasustain. Hahahaha! I don't think i'll watch the movie though. Sayang pera sa 50shadesofblur.

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    1. 50shadesofblur nga daw talaga! Hahaha...
      I felt that book 2 and 3 parang pinilit na magkaron ng story. Hahaha!! Nagkaroon ng mystery and action! Hahaha!!

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  13. I'd love to get my copy of fifty shades of grey after reading this.

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    1. Do read it if you want to be *entertained*

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  14. I only want to watch the movie and have no plans of reading until now. Hahaha

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    1. Kasi nga diba after the movie, you'd think - what did they leave out?

      Hihi

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  15. I've haven't read the book or watched the movie. I wonder if I'll like it too?

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    1. Keep an open mind.
      This book entices the imagination.

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  16. I was happy to read this post since because of the many moms that found the book and movie taboo, it was hard to post my excitement about Fifty shades - not wanting to offend anyone. I watched the movie 2 days after it was released. As a fan, I couldn't say I was disappointed and I also believe that it's really a matter of preference. Thanks for sharing the YouTube video of Jamie - he's adorable. :)

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    1. Taboo kasi *conservative* kuno..
      I don't find it offending if one enjoyed the movie or the book (or both). But I know some who are, but I guess - respeto lang noh?

      How did you like the movie? Did it pass your expectation? I'm excited to watch the uncut version, kasi here daw it was all BLURs!! Hihi..

      Thanks for commenting!! :)

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  17. I didn't like the book, sorry. Maybe because I have read Twilight a lot of times and saw the similarity kasi fan fiction talaga sya ng Twilight. Haven't watched the movie though. Gusto ko clear copy. hahaha!

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  18. Haven't read it nor have I watched the movie. But I find them intriguing. Maybe I'll find myself reading the book someday. It has been a while since I read a romance novel that "hard core". Haha! Mostly, Nicholas Sparks type of novels na lang. Or young adult. Haha!

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  19. I haven't watched the movie nor read the book yet, I'm hoping that I'll get to see it this weekend.

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