Saturday, November 05, 2005

Thursday, November 03, 2005

OMG! I want this USB flashdrive!

This is L33t!

Monday, October 31, 2005

A conversation

While watching WWE Smackdown on JackTV:
(Batista comes out)

Tin: Gwapo talaga ni Batista. Galing pa ng porma.
Me: Oo nga eh. Best dressed wrestler in WWE.
Tin: I think he's wearing pink.
Me: Is that pink? Looks like peach or salmon. Baka it's just the light.
Tin: I think it's pink.
Me: Baka turquoise pa nga eh.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

I have adopted eggs --

This egg hatches on October 1, 2005! Adopt one today!

I call this one Silliputti.

And this one is Tangerine Dream.
This egg hatches on October 1, 2005! Adopt one today!

Thursday, October 06, 2005

This is me

Dynasty Warriors 5 Xtreme Legends - SIMA YI

and this is Tin

Dynasty Warriors 5 Xtreme Legends - XING CAI

Tuesday, September 27, 2005


You scored as Emma Frost. Emma Frost is a former enemy of the X-Men but has joined them. She finds certain rules about not reading minds without permission to confining, and she still retains a bit of a bad-girl side. Some x-men are not certain of her alligence, and for good reason. Powers: Telepathy, Can turn her skin into Diamond, Psychic persuasion

Emma Frost

80%

Gambit

65%

Iceman

65%

Jean Grey

55%

Rogue

55%

Cyclops

50%

Nightcrawler

50%

Colossus

45%

Storm

45%

Wolverine

40%

Beast

35%

Most Comprehensive X-Men Personality Quiz 2.0
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Thursday, July 21, 2005

Jim Aparo, R.I.P.

One of the best batman artists ever. Dead at 72.

This is a bit sad since he was actually one the artists who sort of inspired me to collect comics and started me on me doodling. I loved his work and the Brave and the Bold --a batman title that basically teamed him up with other characters in the DC universe. (this is about to be relaunched some time in 2006 btw woot!)

His artwork was clean. A mix of Neal Adams and Alan Davis. Ganda. Linis talaga.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Update!

oh yes--this is regarding my last post--for the 1-3 people reading this and wondering what's happened since my last post in June.

I'm still in Singapore. =P

hehe.




ok. not really but i wish i was. ^_^
Woot!

So many things to be happy for!

10 more days til the Big Day!

Neil Gaiman!

Batman Begins!

DnD Minis!

Final Fantasy XI!

Singapore!

Driving around during weekends!

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Woot! I'm going to Singapore on WED!

First time out of the country-- I can't wait!

I can't believe I'm getting married in just a month or so... I'm excited about that as well! (Tin will kill me if I don't say so hehe--i love you hun =P)

I've stayed in Luzon for 26 years hehe...2 plane rides in less than a year...now that's an improvement.

Too bad lang I'll be missing the French Film Festival but the films weren't that interesting this year anyways.

Also starting my new job on june 20th. Condo renovation starts on the 7th. Things are picking up the pace!

Friday, June 03, 2005

This was taken from Pia's and Tin's blogs:


Total volume of music files on my computer:

none. I don't have a PC anymore hahahahaha. (sold it to carding--will hopefully get a new one soon)

Last CD I bought:

Oh dear. It's been a while. Garden State OST. (not friggin available in the Philippines the last time I asked Tower and Music 1. Had to get this from Amazon pa) SUPER AMAZING MOVIE. SUPER AMAZING SOUNDTRACK.

The Shins will change your life--or someting like that.

Song playing right now:

In my head: Cranberries' Zombie. Don't ask. I dunno myself.

Five songs I listen to a lot, or that mean a lot to me:

Crash Into Me by Dave Matthews Band. --> Ultimate Love Song. Ultimate Fave Group.

The Entire Little Earthquakes album by Tori Amos. --> Ultimate favorite album. I once knew each and every song right down to the lyrics, and CD playlist arrangement.

These Are Days by the 10,000 Maniacs. --> From the 10,000 Maniacs MTV Unplugged album. Another CD where I memorized everything. This was the start of my alternative music genre (of you want to go into the whole genre classification of Music and the hours of discussion that entails...) That said, 10,000 Maniacs was good up until Natalie Merchant went solo.

In My Place and Yellow by Coldplay. --> Mope rock at it's finest. There are actually better songs by Coldplay but these are the ones you can hum and LSS the most. This is another sign that my music taste is changing due to old age. As you get older you tend to look for melody as opposed to noise. Really talented band, they also appear on the Garden State OST btw.

Evanescence, Juliana Hatfield, Joss Stone and the Cocteau Twins. Yes I'm cheating but as you can see my taste is primarily centered on Strong female vocals (non pop tho).

Five people I’m passing this to:

Cuppkeyk--because he always has changing tastes in Music
Tin-- It's been a while since we had a discussion on music.
Dong-- Lets see how he's changed from the Rocker of college to the Aging Rocker of today hehe.
Pacoi and Abi-- Hiphop si pacoi dati eh. I wonder if that's still true. I dont know anything about Abi musically too.
Allan Popa-- Extremely interesting taste in music (he loved nice female vocals also) and as far as i remember, he had the best collection of singles and b-sides CDs evar. Complete Tori Amos, Suzzane Vega, Bjork etc. Very Impressive Collection considering this was way back in college.

Friday, May 20, 2005

Something to do if I had an I-pod

50 things to do with your I-pod
Latest XMEN movie news: Kelsey Grammer is The Beast!

If you think about it, the beast talks like Frasier ^_^

Good match!

Oh and Frank Gorshin was nominated for an emmy for his portrayal of the Riddler ^_^

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Riddle Me This...

Just read in some comic blog about the death of Frank Gorshin, the actor who played The Riddler in the classic Batman and Robin live-action TV series (Adam West and Burt Ward--Bif! Bam! Pow!)

He made the Riddler great. Here's to his final riddle.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Small anecdote about the benefit of the new DnD minis

this is taken from a fan based forum post:



I love my DnD minis. They are so cool. And having the right mini to use in an encounter takes a load off the descriptions.

In a recent session, I placed half a dozen grimlocks around the party and said "You are surrounded." One player says, "Yeah, but what do they look like?" I reply, "They look exactly like that."

Mmmm, the benefit of minis.

Player's response was to pick up a mini, read the base, and say, "We're surrounded by grimlocks."


minis has brought a whole new dimesion to gaming. yes i'm hooked. =P
Hmm...lets see...what's new with me...


Oh yeah asides from getting my brand new passport...I have a driver's license na! Woot! ^_^

All i need now is a car. (although Tin seems to be a bit hesitant about taking a joy ride with me hehe--such faith =P)

oh and I got the Dungeons and Dragons Miniatures starter (it's cool!!!)

kick ass minis. perfect for campaigns and mini games.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Some Donnie Darko news: (spotlight on the director)

DONNIE DARKO is one of those ultimate cult movies, but it looks like autuer Richard Kelly will be surpassing it with his next one, SOUTHLAND TALES, a sci-fi musical comedy mystery whatnot. It stars The Rock, Seann William Scott and Sarah Michelle Gellar as...well, here's the plot summary:


SOUTHLAND TALES is an ensemble piece set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Johnson will star as Boxer Santaros, an action star stricken with amnesia whose life intertwines with Krysta Now (Gellar), an adult film star developing her own reality television project and David Clark (Scott), a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.

The cast also includes Janeane Garofalo, Jason Lee, Amy Poehler and Kevin Smith, while Moby and Trent Reznor will compose the score, according to reports.

But here's where the comics come in.


Besides the feature film, plans are underway for an expanded version of Southland Tales including a a nine-part interactive experience with the prequel saga to be published as six separate 100 page graphic novels, each written by Kelly. The graphic novels will be released over a six month period early next year leading up to the film's release with the feature film comprised of the story's final three chapters. The aforementioned official website will continue to be updated, with hopes of making it one of the largest and most elaborate ever designed for a feature film. According to Kelly, "the graphic novels will work in tandem with the website, creating a more epic multimedia experience for those interested in taking the plunge."

The website is live now, where you can read the titles of the graphic novels there -- stuff like "Two Road Convergeds" and "The Mechanicals." The site is indeed a vast and puzzling edifice, like a giant silver bunny. It also crashed Firefox quite handily.


I got that from a comic blog hehe

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Time Zone!

I got a new team and a new sked at work-- I start out at 7:30pm now--go home by 4:30am-- that's a big shift for my bio-clock. Bleh--still getting used to it.

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Might also mean fewer time to spend with Tin-- that's not good. (Yes I'm addicted to my girlfriend like a crackfiend)

Hmm...comparing your future wife to crack cocaine...something wrong with that image haha!
Carding has a friggin movie out!

Yeah--co-produced and edited by Carding--it has a horribly long title (check out Pia's blog for the poster and title details)

Like most independent films it's not limited or hampered by concern for the audience in terms of onscreen violence, depictions of sex and other controversial topics you rarely encounter in a local commercial film. At least 2 scenes with guys doing it, gory bloody beatups ala Fightclub, and people cursing in almost every sentence--definitely not a film for your grandmother.

Storywise--its ok. Not great, so-so actually. It's like Shock Rock--more flash than bang.

Saturday, April 30, 2005

News for DC fans--and Rob Liefeld fans

Rob Liefeld (he of the badly drawn anatomy fame) has just announced that he'll be working on a 2 issue Teen Titans storyline-- here's a quote from newsarama:

RL: Shaft was intended to be Speedy. Vogue was a new Harlequin design, Combat was a Kh'undian warrior circa the Legion of Super Heroes, ditto for Photon and Die Hard was a Star Labs android. I forgot who Chapel was supposed to be. So there you have it, the secret origin of Youngblood.

Ok. Youngblood was a ripoff of the Titans, why am I not surprised.
It's full steam ahead for the wedding!

Invitations are currently in production, it was really lovely to see our names on the design--you get this sense of finality--like everything is clicking into place.

We even got an interior designer for our place na! (Turns out to be a fellow Quill member hehe) She's really professional --we were impressed with her portfolio, Grupo Santamaria was even featured in some issues of Real Living ^_^
Some StarWars news:

Apparently there's gonna be a live action StarWars TV series pretty soon-- and fan favorite Kevin Smith is slated to write and direct a 3 episode storyline. This is great since he's also a StarWars fanatic--just check out Clerks, Chasing Amy etc for his StarWars discussions.

Not that I'm a StarWars fan but this will be interesting to see after all the Star Trek shows ^_^

Thursday, April 14, 2005

MMORPG WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS

I need my fix bad. =P

MMORPG Wishlist:

1. World of Warcraft
2. City of Heroes
It's been a while.

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Breaking News! (of the non-pope variety and no it ain't about the royal wedding either)


OMG! OMG! OMG! Goodwill bookstore has a sale on all pocketbooks! It ain't just your regular sale either...non of that 10-30% off crap, it's a whopping 80% off!!!!!!

Just pause a bit and think about that. 80 FRIGGIN PERCENT.

I actually bought around 8 books (total cost over a thousand) and was only charged like 300 pesos!

Tin got a book priced at around 300 something and was charged 45 bucks! That's insane! (also actually a bit scary since I think this means Goodwill won't be selling pocketbooks anymore--just school supplies and textbooks)

Must check out the SM North branch and the Makati one... (i got my stash from the MegaMall branch--)

I'm raiding all the fantasy/sci-fi novels...(and some of the crime stuff)

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Damn good books out right now...

Just read Slick (un-put-downable!)

Am currently reading Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell (same un-putdownable quality)

great books.



oh and 1 year na kami ni Tin ^_^


and Jason Todd lives.

Saturday, March 26, 2005

You're a Vampire!!
You're a Vampire!! Seductive, beautiful,
mysterious, and quite evil. You're very dark
and dangerous.. You kill to feed, and prey upon
the most unsuspecting and beautiful people you
can find...


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Take the What High School
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You Are A:
True Neutral Elf Bard

Alignment:
True Neutral characters are very rare. They believe that balance is the most important thing, and will not side with any other force. They will do whatever is necessary to preserve that balance, even if it means switching allegiances suddenly.

Race:
Elves are the eldest of all races, although they are generally a bit smaller than humans. They are generally well-cultured, artistic, easy-going, and because of their long lives, unconcerned with day-to-day activities that other races frequently concern themselves with. Elves are, effectively, immortal, although they can be killed. After a thousand years or so, they simply pass on to the next plane of existance.

Primary Class:
Bards are the entertainers. They sing, dance, and play instruments to make other people happy, and, frequently, make money. They also tend to dabble in magic a bit.

Secondary Class:


Detailed Results:

Alignment:
Law and Chaos:
Law ----- (-4)
Neutral - XXXXXXXXXXX (11)
Chaos --- XXXXX (5)

Good and Evil:
Good ---- XXXXX (5)
Neutral - XXXXXXXX (8)
Evil ---- XX (2)

Race:
Human ---- XXXXXXXXXX (10)
Half-Elf - XXXXXXXXXX (10)
Elf ------ XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (15)
Gnome ---- XXXXXXXXX (9)
Halfling - XX (2)
Dwarf ---- XXXXXX (6)
Half-Orc - (-1)

Class:
Fighter -- (0)
Barbarian -XXXXXXXX (8)
Ranger --- XXXXXXXX (8)
Monk ----- XXX (3)
Paladin -- XX (2)
Cleric --- X (1)
Mage ----- XX (2)
Druid ---- XXXXXXXXX (9)
Thief ---- XXXXX (5)
Bard ----- XXXXXXXXXXXXXX (14)

Take this stupid test here.
Your Character’s Alignment

Based on your answers to the quiz, your character’s most likely alignment is Neutral Evil.

Neutral Evil

A neutral evil villain does whatever she can get away with. She is out for herself, pure and simple. She sheds no tears for those she kills, whether for profit, sport, or convenience. She has no love of order and holds no illusion that following laws, traditions, or codes would make her any better or more noble. On the other hand, she doesn’t have the restless nature or love of conflict that a chaotic evil villain has. The criminal who robs and murders to get what she wants is neutral evil. Some neutral evil villains hold up evil as an ideal, committing evil for its own sake. Most often, such villains are devoted to evil deities or secret societies. The common phrase for neutral evil is "true evil." Neutral evil is the most dangerous alignment because it represents pure evil without honor and without variation.

--excerpted from the Player’s Handbook, Chapter 6

take the test here

Friday, March 18, 2005

I love my Tin.

I can never say it enough. ^_^

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Time to be politically aware (thank you Pacoi):

Declaration of Revocation (by John Cleese)

To the citizens of the United States of America, in the light of your failure to elect a competent President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective today.

Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths and other territories.

Except Utah, which she does not fancy.

Your new Prime Minister (The Right Honourable Tony Blair, MP for the 97.85% of you who have until now been unaware that there is a world outside your borders) will appoint a Minister for America without the need for further elections.

Congress and the Senate will be disbanded.

A questionnaire will be circulated next year to determine whether any of you noticed. To aid in the transition to a British Crown Dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect:

1. You should look up "revocation" in the Oxford English Dictionary. Then look up "aluminium." Check the pronunciation guide. You will be amazed at just how wrongly you have been pronouncing it.

The letter 'U' will be reinstated in words such as 'favour' and 'neighbour'; skipping the letter 'U' is nothing more than laziness on your part. Likewise, you will learn to spell 'doughnut' without skipping half the letters.

You will end your love affair with the letter 'Z' (pronounced 'zed' not 'zee') and the suffix "ize" will be replaced by the suffix "ise."

You will learn that the suffix 'burgh' is pronounced 'burra' e.g. Edinburgh. You are welcome to re-spell Pittsburgh as 'Pittsberg' if you can't cope with correct pronunciation.

Generally, you should raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels. Look up "vocabulary." Using the same thirty seven words interspersed with filler noises such as "uhh", "like", and "you know" is an unacceptable and inefficient form of communication.

Look up "interspersed."

There will be no more 'bleeps' in the Jerry Springer show. If you're not old enough to cope with bad language then you shouldn't have chat shows. When you learn to develop your vocabulary, then you won't have to use bad language as often.

2. There is no such thing as "US English." We will let Microsoft know on your behalf. The Microsoft spell-checker will be adjusted to take account of the reinstated letter 'u' and the elimination of "-ize."

3. You should learn to distinguish the English and Australian accents. It really isn't that hard. English accents are not limited to cockney, upper-class twit or Mancunian (Daphne in Frasier).

You will also have to learn how to understand regional accents --- Scottish dramas such as "Taggart" will no longer be broadcast with subtitles.

While we're talking about regions, you must learn that there is no such place as Devonshire in England. The name of the county is "Devon." If you persist in calling it Devonshire, all American States will become "shires" e.g. Texasshire, Floridashire, Louisianashire.

4. Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors as the good guys. Hollywood will be required to cast English actors to play English characters.

British sit-coms such as "Men Behaving Badly" or "Red Dwarf" will not be re-cast and watered down for a wishy-washy American audience who can't cope with the humour of occasional political incorrectness.

5. You should relearn your original national anthem, "God Save The Queen", but only after fully carrying out task 1. We would not want you to get confused and give up half way through.

6. You should stop playing American "football." There is only one kind of football. What you refer to as American "football" is not a very good game.

The 2.15% of you who are aware that there is a world outside your borders may have noticed that no one else plays "American" football. You will no longer be allowed to play it, and should instead play proper football.

Initially, it would be best if you played with the girls. It is a difficult game. Those of you brave enough will, in time, be allowed to play rugby (which is similar to American "football", but does not involve stopping for a rest every twenty seconds or wearing full kevlar body armour like nancies).

We are hoping to get together at least a US Rugby sevens side by 2005.

You should stop playing baseball. It is not reasonable to host an event called the 'World Series' for a game which is not played outside of America. Since only 2.15% of you are aware that there is a world beyond your borders, your error is understandable. Instead of baseball, you will be allowed to play a girls' game called "rounders," which is baseball without fancy team strip, oversized gloves, collector cards or hotdogs.

7. You will no longer be allowed to own or carry guns. You will no longer be allowed to own or carry anything more dangerous in public than a vegetable peeler. Because we don't believe you are sensible enough to handle potentially dangerous items, you will require a permit if you wish to carry a vegetable peeler in public.

8. July 4th is no longer a public holiday. November 2nd will be a new national holiday, but only in England. It will be called "Indecisive Day."

9. All American cars are hereby banned. They are crap, and it is for your own good. When we show you German cars, you will understand what we mean.

All road intersections will be replaced with roundabouts. You will start driving on the left with immediate effect. At the same time, you will go metric with immediate effect and without the benefit of conversion tables. Roundabouts and metrication will help you understand the British sense of humour.

10. You will learn to make real chips. Those things you call 'French fries' are not real chips. Fries aren't even French, they are Belgian though 97.85% of you (including the guy who discovered fries while in Europe) are not aware of a country called Belgium. Those things you insist on calling potato chips are properly called "crisps." Real chips are thick cut and fried in animal fat. The traditional accompaniment to chips is beer which should be served warm and flat.

Waitresses will be trained to be more aggressive with customers.

11. As a sign of penance 5 grams of sea salt per cup will be added to all tea made within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, this quantity to be doubled for tea made within the city of Boston itself.

12. The cold tasteless stuff you insist on calling "beer" is not actually beer at all, it is lager . From November 1st only proper British Bitter will be referred to as "beer," and European brews of known and accepted provenance will be referred to as "Lager." The substances formerly known as "American Beer" will henceforth be
referred to as "Near-Frozen Gnat's Urine," with the exception of the product of the American Budweiser company whose product will be referred to as "Weak Near-Frozen Gnat's Urine." This will allow true Budweiser (as manufactured for the last 1000 years in the Czech Republic) to be sold without risk of confusion.

13. From November 10th the UK will harmonise petrol (or "gasoline," as you will be permitted to keep calling it until April 1st 2005) prices with the former USA. The UK will harmonise its prices to those of the former USA and the Former USA will, in return, adopt UK petrol prices (roughly $6/US gallon -- get used to it).

14. You will learn to resolve personal issues without using guns, lawyers or therapists. The fact that you need so many lawyers and therapists shows that you're not adult enough to be independent. Guns should only be handled by adults. If you're not adult enough to sort things out without suing someone or speaking to a therapist, then you're not grown up enough to handle a gun.

15. Please tell us who killed JFK. It's been driving us crazy.

16. Tax collectors from Her Majesty's Government will be with you shortly to ensure the acquisition of all revenues due (backdated to 1776).

Thank you for your co-operation.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

my pet!>
Discovery Weekend and How I Really Love My Tin

Just came home from Discovery Weekend (a sort of pre-marraige training camp) and I'm really glad I went ^_^


I love Tin so much, I can't wait to get married na!
A vtes conundrum...

Kindred Most Wanted just came out about a week ago...and the set rocks!
I really want to try out several deck ideas and concepts but i just realized one thing...

...it's getting hard for me to schedule a vtes game! (so many cards...no one to play with! waaah!)

Toad's in the states, Katya's stuck in Ragnarok, Karl's into badminton, Carding is doing 6 things at once (editing work and ragnarok and dating, surfing na yan) and my Tin is also a bit busy...

Oh and David just lost his entire deck box (4 decks inside).

Will try to organize a vtes game this weekend...maybe Troy's group is free...

I want to make several KMW decks already!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Arr!

Asides from playing ROSE online, Tin and me are hooked on this very addicting game:

Sid Meier's Pirates!

It's a remake of the classic PC game...and it has a lot going for it!

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Also watched a lot of movies since the last update:

MUST WATCH MOVIE: Garden State. It's the new Lost in Translation!

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Special Thanks to Cuppkeyk for sending me his Moby CD--good stuff hehe

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Yes it's been a while...

I don't really have the time nowadays to update this--work takes too much of my time and the rest is spent with tin hehe

Not to mention that my home PC is down (no RAM)--and the phone is dead =P

Needless to say that a lot of stuff has happened ^_^

Saturday, January 15, 2005

For wedding news:

check out our joint wedding blog:

Tin and Jo's wedding blog!
It's been a few days now but what the heck:

Comics news: Wil Eisner is dead.

Big deal. (blasphemy!)

The biggest news pa rin is (comics related): CCHQ is closed.

Now that's sad shit. (who cares about an old geezer you've never even met? much less read?--nevermind that the eisner awards were named after him =P)

Where will you hang out in katipunan now? Where else can you get your comics at reasonable prices and share meaningful conversation with the shop owners?

(you can't really "hang out" in Comic Quest or god forbid--Filbars...there's just no place to sit! Don't you just miss those nice benches in CCHQ?)

I really miss the place. Time to move on though...we got a wedding to plan!

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Clear Blue Round Peg
Clear blue round 1x1

You're a clear blue 1x1 round peg. You're very rare
and very cool looking, and a lot of you would
make for some very pretty designs. A building
made of you would look dark, mellow, moody and
just plain awesome. However, no one owns more
than two of you, from that one police station
set.


What Lego piece are you?
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Thursday, January 06, 2005

The lack of a PC!

That's the main problem in updating this blog...(I've been without a PC at the house for months now)
I think I'll try looking around for some RAM next time I'm in greenhills. =P

Oh, and my DVD player finally died. Talk about nothing to do at the house! (Carding took his PS2 with him)
I don't feel that old...really...