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Last August 22-24 at World Trade Center, one of the biggest and should I say the best bazaar I’ve ever been seen so far, Global Pinoy Bazaar happened. I believed it is the only existing bazaar where you can truly purchase a lot of Filipinos made products.

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My friend and I were fortunate because I got a VIP passes! The usual ticket price was 100php. We went exactly 11 in the morning which was the starting time for the last day. It is advisable to check all the stores first before buying anything.

For the passed bazaars that I went, my girl best friend was always my shopping companion. And to mark our friendship, we decided to buy something for us. We stopped by Babaylan Treasures and fascinated with the hand-crafted art jewelries!

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In the end, I chose the ring with jade stone because it was said to bring love, money, health and career!

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My hand (right) and my friend’s hand (left) 100 php each!

These beautiful choker necklaces, colorful bracelets and earrings to name a few left me speechless!

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I love the Simone Closet’s collection!

Short hair is difficult to manage than long crowning glory. Like for example, a simple clip cannot hold my thick hair. Look at these lovely hair clips!

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35 php each!

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Too bad, I didn’t try it when I was at the bazaar because now I have difficulty of holding the firm clip and it even cannot clasp my hair.

I’m a fan of Dream catchers whether it is a small or not the real one, you can see me staring at it for a long time. Like these humungous and adorable Dream catchers of Bedazzle Accessories!

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My Fabric Projects, fabric handicrafts are absolutely wonderful!

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300 php each!

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They have array of vibrant items like the passport and tissue covers, mobile phone pouches, flower rings and yes I bought one of there watches where the strap is changeable!

The last but not the least booth that we dropped by which I had a lot of great time hoarding was Papelito!

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With the super nice husband and wife owners of Papelito!

Beside from book which is my first love, I also have weakness with papers, pens and notebooks. I just love collecting and keeping them!

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The statements and styles of Papelito’s notepads to the simplest white paper with print amazed me. I just couldn’t halt myself from picking the things that I wanted!

After just two hours, I was a very jovial customer! I enjoyed a lot of things that I saw and purchased! I will definitely come back next year!

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As a celebration of Buwan ng Wika, I am holding a promo and I am giving away Filipino Handmade Products!

What are you going to win?

Prizes

Additional prizes:

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No of winners: Three
-2 Electronic raffle winners and 1 Best answer will win!

 

1st Prize:

*Felt It’s Ipad pouch

*Felt It’s Phone Pouch

*Felt It’s Pencil Topper

*Wear Mauve’s Mantra bracelet

*Bedazzle Accessories Loom Bracelet

*Bedazzle Accessories Earrings

*Bedazzle Accessories Clip

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2nd Prize:

*Felt It’s Phone Pouch

*Felt It’s Pencil case

*2 Wear Mauve’s Mantra bracelets

*Bedazzle Accessories Beaded Necklace

*Bedazzle Accessories

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Best Answer:

*Rags to Riches bag

*Papelito Notepad

*Felt It’s Minion Bookmark

*Wear Mauve’s Colorful Bracelet

*Bedazzle  Accessories Beaded Necklace

*Bedazzle Accessories Crystal Bracelet

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How to join:
Click the rafflecopter tab on my Facebook page and follow the tasks carefully. I will check all the entries at the end of the give-away. Incomplete entries will be disqualified.

Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perks-Be-With-You/316743821763572?sk=app_228910107186452

Duration: August 29-September 26, 2014

Announcement of winners: September 28, 2014

Open to: Philippine residents only

 

Thank you so much to the sponsored brands: Wear Mauve, Felt It and Bedazzle Accessories!

Good luck!

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I’m not a huge fan of zombies. The only movie that I watched so far that featured zombie was Warm Bodies. I’m now adding to my list another romantic comedy called Life Ater Beth.

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Free drinks! Vita Coco is produced in the Phils! Love the taste!

I’m very fortunate to see the (super) advanced screening last August 19 at Greenbelt 3 Cinema 2. It was brought by Echo Channels and thank you to Fullybooked for giving me a chance to watch it a few weeks ahead before the regular screening.

Life after Beth is about Beth Slocum (Aubrey Plaza) who died from a snake bite while she was hiking. Beth’s family was devastated especially her boyfriend, Zach Orfman (the oh so hot Dane DeHaan). Surprisingly, one day Beth became came back alive. Beth’s family believed it was a resurrection but Zach guessed otherwise. He thinks that his  dead girlfriend is now a ‘zombie’!

I think I better zip my mouth now for more spoilers. I just listed down below the scenes that you should look forward to!

*Scarf, bed and Me!

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*I like the color of your skin!

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Photo from article.wn.com

*Kiss or Eat Me?!

 

 

*Bump… Beth?!

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*Too Much Sunburn?

*Come here to my room, Zach…

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*Let’s go hiking Beth!

Here is my verdict: Life after Beth is a very funny movie from the superb characters to the fast pacing scenes. There are some things which have been exaggerated but in totality it is not the usual zombie film/show that you expect. Yes it has a simple plot but you won’t expect how the director ends the story.

If you think this another Warm Bodies theme, it is not. R and Beth is both zombie who have different personalities. Zach and Julie on the other hand are alike because they are humans and when they fall in love, it is too deep.

Catch Life after Beth in cinema houses starting September 3! Mark your calendars and be ready to be eaten by Beth or to survive like Zach!

 Perksbewithyouratings: 8.5/10


I love desserts! It is quite obvious from my other blog posts that I have very sweet teeth!

That’s why when my high school friends and I went to a dessert store in Mall of Asia after our stroll in the little amusement park along the bay area, I was a bit excited!

It was 9:30 in the evening, nearly the closing hours of the mall yet we were still craving for something sweet. One of my friends who love chocolate decided that we try Chocolat Deep Dark Chocolate Cakes.

While my friends were choosing their cake, I kept myself busy with taking photos of the shop.

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Hihi! Sorry for the stolen shot!

The store is perfect hang-out not only for dessert enthusiasts like me but for to those who is seeking for a quite place to stay.

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The light on this side of store is quite dim. 😦

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Upon seeing the displayed chocolate cakes I thought I was gone to heaven already! I immediately looked at the hanging menu and I anticipated that the prices of each heavenly sweet are expensive but I was surprised that they were quite affordable!

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Closer look (flyer)

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Now, here were the stars of our night!

Presenting two of their Signature Chocolate Cakes…

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Deep Dark Chocolate (72 php slice)

My friend was somehow disappointed with the cake. It was not moist for him.

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Death by Tablea (97php slice)

It is truly appropriate for its name because even with just a one bite, you’ll feel a chocolate goodness all the way.

Specialty Cakes are next on the deck!

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Blueberry Cheesecake (140php)

Everyone’s comfort cake flavor! I’m a fan of this cheesecake!

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Tablea Cheesecake (140php)

Don’t judge the name because this one were enjoyed by all of us! Recommended for you to try!

A slice of heaven with Bars!

I was very curious with the ingredients used to it and so I ended up getting it. It tasted like oatmeal for me and I believe it suits for those who are into diet.

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Revel Bar (35php) and Lemon Bar (35php)

This one is a surprise! I thought lemon cake tastes sour but as soon as it touched by taste buds, it became my favorite! One of my friends even ordered it and my other friend even bought a box for her father, how sweet was that!

We had fond memories and we will surely miss our dear friend who is going back to Saudi soon. Chocolat Deep Dark Chocolate Cakes brought a smile in our teeth and tummy on that magical evening!

 

Chocolat Deep Dark Chocolate Cakes
Ground Floor SM Mall of Asia
5560188
https://www.facebook.com/ChocolatDeepDarkChocolateCakes
chocolatcakes@gmail.com


When I was a kid, I loved to watch the green turtles.  I remembered vaguely that I woke up early in the morning just to catch them via cartoon. I couldn’t believe that I will watch them again in the big screen 18 years later!

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Photo from foreurope.altervista.org

I was actually kinda not into the film because of the bad reviews and ratings that I read about it. It is heart breaking because the cute turtles don’t deserve the harsh and cruel words.  

Before further a do, here are the adorable Ninja Turtles and the other amazing characters of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

*The responsible Leonardo

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Photo from fansided.com

Leaders should look up with Leonardo who is calm beyond every situation. He is the type of guy who will sacrifice his life for the sake of his brothers. A truly remarkable brother and team leader!

*The ever so serious Raphael

I must say that grumpiness is fine. Take it with Raphael who uses his anger to fight ferociously and just in case you want to challenge him, he has biggest body among the turtles.

*The charming Michelangelo

The yellow eye mask suits him well. With his very funny personality, who cannot fall in love with Michelangelo? In times of danger, he is the only one who is unpressurized.

*The clever Donatello

The only turtle who can gives accurate information and who can access devices well. Don’t underestimate Donatello’s thin body because you might be surprise with his secret weapon!

*The brave April O’Neil

I’m not a big fan of Megan Fox but I like her as April O’Neil. She portrays the curious and strong reporter very well. She improves a lot with her acting skills plus I like that she’s not too sexy in the film.

*The loving Splinter

A rat as a father is not bad at all especially if it is highly skilled with ninjitsu. Good thing Splinter did not die at the end!

*The best buddy is Vernon

He may not score with April’s heart but in times of trouble, Vernon Fenwick (Will Arnett) would not hesitate to be April’s knight in shinning armor!

*The scary Shredder

Yes his armor suit and swords are creepy. I’m not sure if he died at the end of the film but his down fall is totally painful.

*The ‘dramatic’ ending!

Confessions are the best thing to do in parting ways!  The turtles revealed their biggest ‘secrets’ but no one thought that the big guy Raphael would cry and saying I love you to his brothers! Let’s give Raphael a bear hug!

+My all time favorite is Donatello but after watching the movie, DJ Mikey aka Michelangelo yes I’m one of your fans already!

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Hot guys, I mean turtles! ! 🙂 Photo from http://www.fanpop.com-vopice

+A sequel is on its way on 2016! Hooray! I can’t wait to see these gigantic teenage turtles on the big screen again!

Thank you to Mellow 94.7 for the advanced movie premiere, last night (August 12) at SM Megamall Cinema 1! Cowabunga!

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Watch the film with your family! Laugh your heart out with the amusing lines and smooth action scenes that is ideal for you and your little ones!

Perksbewithyouratings: 9/10


I’m fortunate to be one of the very first to watched the movie in the world! I just saw on the news that the premiere of Into the Storm happened 13 hours ago in New York! Wow!

Last night (August 5) was the advanced screening of at SM Megamall Cinema 4, eight in the evening.

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The invite!

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I even won an umbrella during the game before the screening!

Thank you to Jam 88.3 for the opportunity to saw it ahead from the others.

Actually the film was one of the anticipated movies that I was eager to see ever since I watched the trailer a few months ago.

If you are thinking of storms like what usually happened to our country, you will be disappointing. Into the Storm is more like the hit movie Twister (1996) but with a different kind of approach.

The story focused in a small town called Silverton. A high school graduation ceremony is taking place where junior student named Donnie (Max Deacon) assigned by his father, Gary Morris (Richard Armitage), the vice principal to video the said event.

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Donnie (Photo from archive.azcentral.com)

Unfortunately, Donnie was busy with his ‘time capsule’ video and his ‘move’ with his long time crush, Kaitlyn Johnson (Alycia Debnam-Carey).

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Kaitlyn (Photo from http://www.ispot.tv)

He then passed the responsibility with his younger brother, Trey (Nathan Kress) who took footage of the tornado that destroyed the Silverton Highschool.

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Photo from nothingbutnathankress.tumblr.com

In the other side of the town, a group of storm chasers headed by the Pete (Matt Walsh) were preparing their armored car (Titus) for the ‘deadliest and devastating’ tornadoes that hit the town in one single day!

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Titus (Photo from collider.com)

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Pete (Photo from collider.com)

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Storm Chasers (Photo from screenrant.com)

In addition, fire storms and erratic cyclones would surely make you at the edge of your seats!

Pros:
1. No romance

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Gary and Allison (Photo from http://www.usatoday.com)

I truly like that there are no romantic relationships in the film. Though while I was watching, I was quite thinking that perhaps Gary and Allison Stone (Sarah Wayne Callies) might end up with one another because I honestly think they look good together. Good thing they didn’t end up in each other arms!

2. Tornadoes and Vortex

Honestly, I was amazed on how they created the gigantic tornadoes and vortex! It was bigger and scarier than the ones I’ve seen from Twister. The fire tornado is a winner!

3.  Family

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Photo from richardarmitagecentral.co.uk

It showed how much you should value being with your family in times of disaster. You will never know if you are going to survive or it is going to be the last day of your life.

Cons:
1. Dull moments
There are some scenes that I almost closed my eyes. I mean this is a disaster film; this should make me excited from the beginning until the end!

2. Sad ending
One of the two characters just died. Maybe for dramatic effects yet how the Director ended their lives was quite memorable.

Some critics are quite harsh with their ratings but I enjoyed the film and perhaps you should watch it for yourself to judge!

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Photo from collider.com

Perksbewithyou rating: 8/10

It will be shown in Philippine cinema houses nationwide tomorrow, April 7 (Thursday)!


It was raining so hard with the past few days but it did not hinder me and my friend for our ultimate plan, going to I’m Shoe in Love Year 4 bazaar!

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This year, I’m Shoe in Love took place at Megatent Events Venue Libis, Quezon City from August 2-3, 2014. We were both unfamiliar with the location yet we were able to locate it instantly, thanks to Manong Jeepney Driver!

It was before 11 in the morning when we arrived to the place. I was fortunate to get the tickets again for free. Thank you to Miss Ava of Artsyava!

Megatent was larger than the NBC tent and there were a lot of booths more that participated this year.

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A great way to welcome the shoppers! 🙂

More inspiring ‘shoe’ quotes!

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Agree! 🙂

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One of the bolder moves that I’m Shoe in Love have this year is this Boyfriend Lounge, perfect place for guys to take a rest or just want to hang-out while their girlfriends are enjoying their shoe shopping spree.

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Sit, relax and be like a King!

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Most of the brands that I loved last year were still present like Ipanema, Centropelle and S & H to named a few.

I visited Cole Vintage, one of my favorite brands from the last year’s bazaar and I bought a new pair of closed shoes again!

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Even though Ate was shy, she still gave her huge smile!

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The brand never fails to satisfy my shoe taste!

My friend and I decided to grab the MMF shoe buffet promo.

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We liked the style so much that we purchased even the same color of the shoes! Look at our feet!

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My friend went gaga for the pink heels at Heatwave!

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So sad this lovely laced blue heels are only size 4!

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Jean and Ross sell absolutely affordable and beautiful designed shoes but because they didn’t have the shoe sizes that we wanted, we leave the kiosk empty-handed.

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The one that I liked. 😦

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My friend liked the pink one.

I found a new preferred brand and it is Mishka Foldable Shoes!

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Beautiful!

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Mishka shelf

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I seldom purchase black shoes because I rarely see style that fit for my feet. However, I fell in love with this cute black shoes and I was buoyant when I have my shoe size! You are truly meant for me!

Our last stop was our most beloved clothing store the Perfect Fit Shop and I bought these dainty and colorful blouses!

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Me and awesome shoe buddy friend! 🙂

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Excited to wear them! (Buy 1 take 1 for 250php) Aztec blouse (250php)

It was almost lunchtime when we were done with our shoe overhaul. We decided to try the enticing baguette by Bagets na Baguette.

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We chose their best seller Vietnames Banh Mi and after the first bite, I thought I forgot my name!

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It was delicious and we loved it!

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Our drink: Blue Lemonade!

I can’t believe I went home with this three adorable pair of shoes!

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Cole Vintage (Beige)- 599php Mishka (Black)- 750 php MMF (Brown) – 500 php

My pockets might be devoid again but my feet are pretty excited to wear these shoes and flaunt it!

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My friend and I will definitely hoard shoes again next year, I’m Shoe In Love!


This year is such a magnificent year for superhero films. I was fortunate to see the block screening of Amazing Spider man, X-Men and just recently the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Last July 31 at Resorts World Manila block screening, I watched the Guardians of the Galaxy and so far it is the funniest superhero movie that I’ve seen! The lines were very humorous and I was entertained from the beginning until the end. There was no dull moment and my eyes were glued on the theater screen.

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Who are these Guardians of the Galaxy? Let me introduce them to you.

Peter Quill or aka Starlord

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Photo from screencrush.com

*The only human in the group that later on revealed that his father is part of an ancient, unknown species. He is the leader of the team of ex-cons who saved Xandar; the planet that wanted to be destroyed by Ronan (the villain). Chris Pratt is a splendid choice for Peter Quill! I loved how eccentric he is and the same time compassionate!

Gamora

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*The only rose among the thorns who is an assassin and a warrior that is  seeking revenge with her master (Thanos). I’m not a fan of Zoe Saldana but I like her acting a lot as Gamora. She looks strict and very lethal but she has a soft heart.

Drax the Destroyer

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*The warrior who died but came back as a killing machine to get revenge for his family which was killed by Ronan. By just actually looking at Drax, I’m quite scared. Dave Batista is another impeccable selection with his athletic body! Wow! Honestly, he is handsome with all the prosthetic.

Rocket Raccoon

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*He is the master of weapons and the smartest in the bunch. He is a bit touchy when it comes to his physical appearance so better not call him a rat or worse a hamster. Hands down to the gorgeous Bradley Cooper who lends his voice and acting skills with this dramatic character! My favorite Guardian of the Galaxy hero!

Groot

*An alien tree who is an accomplice of Rocket. Who cannot love this character? Even his only line in the film was ‘I am Groot’, Vin Diesel is amazing! I enjoyed the movie so much because of how this humungous humanoid tree makes your heart melt.  Watch out for the dancing Baby Groot at the end!

Perkbewithyou rating: 10/10

Kudos to Marvel Entertainment for the great casting and incredible cinematography! Yes you should not miss the film! Truly recommended!

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Photo from the Facebook page of The Travels of a Kikay Trekkie