Thursday, July 27, 2006

Good news, I finally got that Kenshin toy! The one that I have been looking for ages. And who would’ve known that it would actually find it’s way to me bwahaha! There is a newly opened wrestling stuff stall at UN Times Plaza. They sell WWF videos, PS2 games, and –drumroll- TOYS! Very limited though, they have action figures of wrestlers, McFarlane toys (the best!), and… to my surprise, they have the Kenshin action figure released by Yamato, Inc. that I’ve been desperately seeking for, well, ages! Darn, I’ve searched every toyshop I know, but I never found any stock. Plus, when I finally found one in Comic Alley Megamall, it’s not for sale. I persuaded the CA salespeople a million times already, damn, I even bid 5000 bucks (but that was just a bluff hehe) for Kenshin but they just wouldn’t sell it. Anyways, it made me felt incomplete, that I have Kaoru, Tomoe, Saito and Okita, but no Kenshin. During the time that it was still available (around 5 years ago), I haven’t got this enthusiasm for toys yet. My concentration back then geared on manga and Artbooks. Going back to the wrestling stuff shop, when I asked the saleslady if the toys (all of them) are for sale, she told me that for now they weren’t because the owner hasn’t put a price on them yet. At least it gave me an idea that they’ll be for sale in the future. The next day, I went there to check again. This time, I inquired specifically for my target. Heavens must have heard me, the saleslady gave me the price! it’s significantly cheaper than what I expected but I have to buy the whole set. I inspected the toy though, and they are not really on their best condition. I'll give it a grade of B. Still, I think it won’t be a lost if I buy it with the price given. The original price when it was still on the market was about 650 per head. When it got obsolete, toy sellers sold them from 2900-4500 per set, but incomplete, usually Kaoru is missing. And that was 2 years ago, and they were actually second hand, mind you. Now this shop which is few steps away from my work place is selling a set of 3 (Kenshin, Saito and Sano) for P1500. Surely, heavens have heard my plead hahaha So I wasted no time and asked the saleslady to reserve it for me. heck, I even told her to put it out of display hehe. Anyways, I have it now, all mine! Ureshii! Bad news is, it’s totally out of my budget… so… I’m super broke again haha… oh well…–sigh- I even sacrificed paying half of my dues to Citibank. I promise to pay it back on the next payday though.. At least it’s another obligation fulfilled to Kenshin hehehe. Just 7 more RK manga, and I am fully free of Ruroken obligation. I mean, at least I would’ve fulfill my promises to him ahaha.

By the way, I just want to share, last week I watched XXX Holic anime series and movie. Hmmm, considering I have read the earliest volumes about two years ago, I think it’s acceptable if I can’t remember if the stories featured in the anime were the same as the manga (is it?). But I can confidently say that the plot is the same. The white Mokona had a cameo in 3rd episode, but only as a CHESS PIECE. Hey CLAMP fans, where have you seen that? Yep, the CLAMP no Kiseki publication. Damn, I’ll get one of those when I get my 13th month pay! A must!!! Okay, here I go again...anyway, I really loved the movie XXX Holic: Manatsu no Yoru no Yume (Midsummer Night’s Dream). The wish-granting-in-replace-of-an-equal-value shop of Yuuko received a request from a middle-aged (around 30+) woman to help her get into her own house, because her key won’t fit in. That is to say, she can’t enter the house. Prior to that, Yuuko received an invitation coming from the housemaster of the same house (everything about XXX Holic is weird, which made it really interesting). Together with Doumeki and Watanuki, Yuuko went to the house with the purpose of complying with her customer and granting the mysterious invitation. When they got into the house, aww, make that mansion, they were surprised to see that there were other people invited. They are actually collectors, and the invitation actually said that they’ll be able to complete their collection by granting the invitation. The collectors who came believed that the housemaster conducts an underground auction, and everyone believed that they can get something to add up or complete their collection. Now this really sounded interesting for me because I am a collector too. Now I wouldn’t want to spoil my readers so let me just conclude the synopsis with the information that the housemaster has a significant LINK to Yuuko’s middle-aged female customer. And let me add that XXX Holic movie was linked (finally) with Tsubasa Chronicles: Tori no Kage movie. Once again, let me say, I loved it. This collector theme thingie really aroused me hehehe. And the animation was really superb, it kinda reminded me of Spirited Away. Moral-wise, it reminded me of my “unhealthy emotional attachment” to my collection, which is actually turning (or might have turned) to avarice, which is really bad for my spirituality. Honestly, I love my collection that much that I give so much priority to it than my health, basic needs, and even family and friends. Bad huh, I admit that this is something that I need to work on. But I hope, people around me would understand that my collection is my primary source of motivation to work (just work okay). It’s the main thing that keeps me stick to my job, even if I’m not happy anymore. I’d always tell myself, you can’t buy what you want when you lose your source of income. Haayyy… the dilemma of poor people like me… anyway, pls. don’t condemn my collection because they have done so much to make me happy.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Last night was just so unexpected. The QM staff together with Dr. Hogar, Dr. Carnate and Frances spend the night at Pier One in Mall of Asia. It was really unplanned. It all started when Dr. Hogar was dragging Frances at Tien de Citas, dragging Aris, dragging Dr. Carnate, dragging Ma’am Shella, and ended up dragging everyone hahaha. Aris wasn’t able to come along though. He said he had some matters to fix. So we dine out at Pier One. This was the first time that we had Dr. Carnate in our gimmicks, so I was really surprised that he’s actually easy to get along with, very approachable. He has this “untouchable” aura whenever I’d see him. That is to say he’s very professional and formal when dealing with us, so I never really thought that he could have a casual conversation with us. He’s very generous indeed and I was quite surprised (again) that he can actually crack jokes hehehe. Now he’s one of those doctors that I respect very well. He’s very professional, diligent, intellectual and I believe he has achieved so much at a young age yet he keep his low profile and he gives due respect to other people. Unlike some people I know who holds so much power and fortune, yet they enjoy humiliating other people, discriminating who they consider “below” their level. The kind of people who enjoy other’s respect out of sheer fear. They are the kind of people who are not contented with what they have. They must have had a disturbed past that led them to such behavior. They are pathetic. Geez, I hate it when I become opinionated of something that is not worthy of my attention hehehe. Going back to our night out, again I broke my pledge not to eat much. It’s so damn hard to resist when so much delights is in front of you. Worst, I was able to drink alcohol again! How many times do I have to remind myself that I have this skin allergy whenever I drink. I drank 4 variants of alcohol!!! There’s this drink that they call “Blow Job”, just a one shot drink, with 3 layers of fluid - Bailey, chocolate and gin, topped with blue flame (that’s literally fire). The thrill is sipping the drink straight with the flames on (but I still don’t get it why it’s called BJ hehehe). And how was it? It feels hot in the throat like any hard drink, but it has this sweet taste. It’s actually good. But after drinking it I knew I had to stop or I’ll be suffering (from my allergy) later. But then Dr. Hogar ordered Margarita and another drink called Zombie (some sort of punch). And lastly, for all we’ve ordered, we got free San Mig lights hahaha… and that kept me drinking until I finally felt dizzy and sober. Hahaha, I’m such a wimpy. But I never really had so much alcohol intake. The last time was more than 2 years ago, during Ivy’s birthday, when I literally drooped in the couch and had to give up. Last night was even worse, other than feeling dizzy, I wanted to throw up so badly, but I didn’t. I wish I did because the feeling was even worse. Frances and I went up ahead of the group, though I wanted to stay longer, I felt the longing for my bed so badly… I am a wimpy after all *sigh* The worst part was yet to come. At around 3AM, my allergy came to attack! With so little space (my cousin’s back), I struggled for relieving my back from skin itch! It was really pissing! But that was my fault and I really can’t blame anyone but myself. So again, I’d like to pledge not to drink alcohol that MUCH. Yeah right. But I don’t feel any regrets, after all I had fun with everyone last night, and that matters the most. I didn't came to class though because i'm still not feeling well... *sigh*

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Furuba again?!?

My chest hurts… feels like it will shatter. An impossible wish… I’m depressed… because I know what it’s like to have an unrealizable wish – Tohru Honda, Fruits Basket

I finally finished reading Furuba all 19 volumes. I slept past 3AM just to finish it. It’s not like I felt obliged to finish reading it before the weekend, but it’s just that I find it hard to stop, especially when things are getting more and more interesting. Besides I drank 6 (read that SIX) cups of coffee from the seminar I attended yesterday. Geez, these raccoon eyes are hopeless hehehe. Anyway, though it’s really obvious, I want to say it once again… I LOVE FURUBA SO MUCH!!! Reading this manga makes me more amazed on the similarities of the events to my life. I remember a certain someone said that anime portrays real events in life. It really does, same goes for manga (of course). And yeah, let me take back what I said that Akito being a girl was just a rumor. NO! I was so stubborn, to say something like that when I was only at volume 12. Akito is really a SHE! It wasn’t revealed until volume 17. But when she is being hugged by male junishis (I envy her), they don’t turn into their animal form… oh yeah, she’s the “god” hehehe. But little by little I understand her burdens… it wasn’t fully disclosed yet, but just like any cursed Souma, she had this disturbing past… With almost everyone, finding their true happiness and slowly feeling the taste of freedom, I thought the story will finally conclude on volume 19, but it had just left me hanging… AGAIN! Grrrrr!!! Anyways, the Sohmas have grown up, Kyo and Yuki look more mature now. Kisa and Hiro have grown taller. And Momiji, dear Lord, he’s soooo cool! He’s just as those nerdy school girls have imagined him to be. He’s taller than Tohru now, but he still has that child-LIKE attitude, he’s carrying a bunny backpack (kawaii!!! I want something like that!!!) . He still hangs around Tohru like a kid, holding hands while walking hehehe. And he had gained fangirls! He’s really cute hehehe. Yuki got new friends, officers of the Student council, and he finally realized that his feelings for Tohru were just like a son is to a mother. It surprised me a bit that he actually opened up to his new friend Kakeru instead of Tohru. Although I like him the least, I cried when he finally told his past. He was also ALONE… he grew up knowing he’s hated by everyone, not needed by his family… nobody to protect him. Yet when he finally found friends, they eventually had to be taken away. Having the family secret exposed, their memory had to be erased. That was so sad –sniff-. Let’s move to Kyou, after graduation, he’ll be locked away. And it’s Tohru’s goal, to lift the curse of the junishi. Sorry for all the Yukiru fans, she’ll definitely end up with Kyou hehehe. I can’t wait to see what’ll happen next. And yeah, it turned out that everyone will end up in a “straight” relationship, despite the rampant shonen and shojo ai implications hehehe. And that reminds me, only Momiji and Kagura have no partner. And I don’t see any possibility of them ending up together. I’m sure that Momiji needs someone younger than him hehehe… Kagura too hehehe –long live the pedophiles!- hmmm, I think she’ll be better off with Nao-chan hahaha… Furuba, had made me laugh, cry, giggle, understand my life, understand myself… I was so moved… again, it encouraged me… that there’s hope… that this “snow” life of mine, would melt someday…(“,x)

I can’t wait to come home. I miss my family so much. I’m sure my sister would give me that annoying comment that “so, you’ve gained weight again huh” waaaahh! Really I’m starting to lessen my food intake. May there be no food treats at least for one month so I won’t get tempted hehehe… and I can’t wait to call Sri. It has been my routine to call her every weekend, but since I haven’t gone home for a month now, we haven’t talked since then. We have this Ayame and Shigure kind of friendship hahaha, our conversations never fails to make me laugh. I really miss her. I can’t wait to tell her the progress of Furuba ever since the anime concluded hehehe. Anyways, it had been rainy this week, but still very fruitful and fun, thanks to Momonja, my source of entertainment hahaha.

Friday, July 14, 2006

The past 2 days were really rainy. I love it when it’s raining. Reminds me of a lot of things… sweet moments hehehe. I don’t care if I get soak, it’s way better than getting burned from the heat of the furious sun. And besides, I’m residing at an area not affected by rain, I mean its effect, flood. As long as it won’t cause a power failure, I prefer to rain hehehe. And the good thing about heavy rain, suspension of classes! But that was really selfish of me, I know a lot of people suffer when it’s raining, may God forgive my childish wishes. Of course, I wouldn’t want it to rain much, just a moderate one and on an irregular basis.

I’m already at volume 12 of Furuba, I finally met all the members of Junishi. In the anime, only the horse and the rooster were not introduced. I used to think that Akito was also part of the junishi, but it turned out that he’s actually the “god” of the 12 animals hehehe. Still I couldn’t understand the fact that he’s carrying the burden of the curse. He’s still a freak to me, but I mean that in a nice way hehehe. He’s so evil, I love him hehe. That reminds me, I also heard that Akito is female in manga version, but it turned out to be just a rumor. Akito is a HE! And yeah, I also love Shigure’s manipulative schemes, he’s really cool. Oh I love them all, except Yuki. He’s the character I like the least. I just couldn’t find anything interesting about him. Or probably because I hate rodents… But I like his fans club hehehe. Okay, enough of this, I’m going back to reading hehehe...

Thursday, July 13, 2006

I would rather live on carrying the memory until the end. Because even if it’s a sad memory, even if it’s a memory that only hurts me, even if it’s a memory I would rather forget… If I carry it until the end without running away from it… Someday, someday I may become myself who wouldn’t lose to those memories… I believe it… because I want to believe… there is such no memory that you can just forget… the truth is… I didn’t really want her to forget about me… but this is just my childish wish…

Now that I’ve decided to stop reading Blade of the Immortal until I reviewed vol. 1-13, I am currently reading Furuba! Fruits Basket is one of my most favorite titles. And the abovementioned line was quoted by Momiji, in episode 15 of the anime. But Momiji’s story was featured in volume 4. Do I need to say that it’s my favorite part. Every time I’d watch it, I always end up with my eyes teary (awww). Even unmoving panels in manga is no exception. It’s just that I admire Momiji’s strength at a very young age. To be forgotten by the person you love most… is just the most painful thing. But Momiji… for the sake of her mom… for her happiness… he accepted this tragic fate. His story struck me that much hehehe. And by the way, Momiji’s entrance in manga is way cooler than in anime. Kyou is my favorite Furuba character, but Momiji is MY character, in so many ways. Well, actually, I find fragments of myself in all the characters of Furuba, but Momiji has the most hehehe. I’m really hooked now. I find it hard to stop reading even if I had to get some sleep. I’m already at volume 7 hehehe. By the way, I just learned that Natsuki Takaya (the creator) had her left hand injured and led to surgery, and she’s left handed too, that’s why by volume 7, she apologized that her handwriting got worse hehehe. Anyways, my goal is to finish the 19 volumes this week, so I can start reviewing BOTI when I get home on Saturday, I’ve got lots of reading to do hehehe. All the Sohma’s are sooooo cute!!!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Yay, I just want to share that I finally got my anime and manga orders yesterday. And I’ve read vol. 7 & 8 of XXX Holic, and the story just gets more and more interesting, much more interesting than TRC in fact (sorry Shaoran-kun). Argh, it’s the latest that I’ve got, I wonder just how many more to end, I’m sure there’ll be more to come, and it’s kinda steering away from it’s interfacing series TRC, awww, I’m thinking too much, Yuuko haven’t got any contact with Mokona’s party since volume 6 (I think… I have to check hehehe). And yeah, Watanuki and Doumeki’s “relationship” is slowly gearing towards uhmmm… a more positive manner hehehe. Ah, CLAMP is really the best! I want to read ALL their works! I’m currently reading Blade of the Immortal (BOTI). But I’m afraid I’m a little lost, or I might be lost all the way… well not really… it’s just that, I stopped reading more than two years ago (yeah that long!). I kept on looking for sites or private dealers for the succeeding chapters, but I couldn’t find any. Thank goodness I attended toycon and came across Mango Manga! Lo and behold, they got the titles I’ve been looking for years… it was worth coming after all hehehe. Going back to BOTI, I remember Manji, Rin… the plot… I remember Anotsu Kagehisa and Maki Tachibana (oh who wouldn’t!)… but Magatsu… Kagimura… ohhh… I hate it, this is one of the best samurai epic I’ve known, yet I have forgotten some important details… I guess a lot had happened to me since volume 13 huh… and of course not to mention that I’ve been reading too many manga… books… oh well, I have to scan read BOTI from the beginning hehehe…
Okay, enough of manga, let’s move on to anime, I have just seen TRC the movie… it barely lasted 35 minutes. The story continues Shaoran and friends’ quest for Sakura’s feathers. In this movie, they landed on a bird-cage like dimension where birds are people’s companion, each person have a bird companion, some sort of alter ego… similar to Kudan, except that these birds have no supernatural powers, and thus cannot be used for combats, except the King’s and the princess’. Okay, when I was watching the movie, I noticed myself eagerly waiting to spot characters from other CLAMP series. And I even noted that 9 minutes had passed and still no cameos hehehe. I realized just now that ever since I read TRC manga, I’ve been testing myself how much I know the CLAMP world, indeed, I even write cameos that I could identify. Then I would compare it with the web’s info. And I would end up concluding, I’m not knowledgeable enough hehehe. But that was just a part of the edges of TRC. What really makes me stick to it, is the fun of seeing the characters I loved, in a whole new world… persona… yet the same attitude… back to the film, if I’m not mistaken, only Tomoyo appeared in the movie (aside from Mokona’s party and Yuuko). Haay, they had a different set of seiyuus… I miss Iwao Junko’s Tomoyo version…

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Whoa! It’s the start of the week, not a very good one, I’m starving to death hehehe. But I’m so excited because it’s payday, I’m gonna eat till I stuff! And I’m getting excited the most for my anime and manga orders –weeee! But what a weekend I had, I spent my Saturday at Dasmarinas Cavite, in Medz resort. Our exam was to do a photo shoot. This is not photography but Computer 2! Anyways, we have to choose a product to endorse, shoot ‘em and edit in Photoshop. But why go all the way to Cavite? According to my professor, we have to make use of landscape of the resort. Hah, I think the landscape thingie was just an alibi, a mask, it was actually an outing. Not that I don’t want to have that kind of bonding with them, but there are better places. Okay here goes my frustrations… it’s just that at my current financial condition, I want to get the smoke of my money’s worth. The pools were very ordinary, the cottages were messy, the toilets were stinky (dear Lord), and the landscape- I can get better landscapes in Manila (Luneta or CCP) and Makati (Greenbelt) for FREE. Anyway, the only good thing about it was I get to hangout with 3rd year students. Wha, I was surprised to find out that they are more tamed than my 2nd year classmates. But they are fun to be with, too. So what was my product? Well, I’m torn among shades, jacket or cigar hehehe…

Last week I bought an April 30, 2001 back issue of TIME magazine… -nostalgic- haay, I miss those days, the bests of my life… anyway, the magazine features Japan, how the world sees it. Various points of views in different aspects were considered, be it economy, sports, politics, cuisine, pop culture, movies, anime, electronics, literature, etc. But of all insights raised, this war sentiments of other Asian countries lingered to my mind. Admittedly. I used to hate the Japanese when I was young. After what I learned in Philippine History, I despised Japan. I hated it when my classmates would tell me I looked like a Japanese… but people change as we grow…I got hooked to anime and I eventually embraced (partially) the exquisite world of Japanese culture. So this is Kid, an otaku, who’s interested in anything Japanese… now let me contemplate a little… If I belonged in the gray haired generation, chances are, I was one of the victims of the Japanese invasion. If that was so, then I may never forgive them. I’d be resenting them to my grave. But then, this is Kid, member of generation X, hehehehe… okay I can only sympathize and NOT empathize with the victims of Japanese soldier’s ruthlessness. But let’s face it, more than 50 years had passed and I believe Japan had made so much to make up for its sins. They had donated more than $80 billion to assist it’s Asian neighbors (Japan is world’s most generous donor according to Guinness). Pasts and present prime ministers had vowed and apologized endlessly. Those war soldiers are, if not dead, suffering or enjoying old age already. And do not forget the living and suffering victims of the Nagasaki and Hiroshima bombing. In my opinion (probably biased), Japan had paid off for its inhumanity. We don’t have to forget our history, but it doesn’t mean that we won’t forgive them. If God does, why can’t we… yeah, you go kid! I love Japan! Banzai!!!

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Waii, it’s been so long! I’ve been suuupppperrr bishie, I mean busy hehehe. I got busy both in work and school (what’s new?). Yeah, but it’s been really fruitful this past week. Hmmm let’s see, my accomplishments… Dr. Joson gave me an assignment, to make an IC poster for our (MDH) Disaster preparedness program. His usual point person is on leave, so he gave the assignment to me. I know very little of Photoshop, so I thought he wouldn’t like my work, but when I showed it to him this afternoon, he was satisfied and he gave me another assignment. He told me that he’d rely on me from now on with this kind of tasks. Awww, this is good, I can work more frequently on photoshop and so I can get better. But I have to thank Mike, my good friend and sensei for teaching me the basics. Thanks dude! Now moving on, I’ve been missing my family. I haven’t gone home for 3 weeks now. And I won’t be able to come home tomorrow because our class will be going to a resort in Cavite for a photo shoot. It’s a requirement for our computer 2 subject. And I regret that I can’t attend Tam’s christening rites, I’m one of her godmothers =( …oh well, next week, I have to come home at any cost! Okay, now to my favorite topic… I finally finished Death Note! Of course, I have expected how things will end, but how it was done was truly surprising. I really hate to spoil it, so I’m keeping my mouth shut. All I could say is that any manga otaku would miss half of his life if he won’t read Death Note! Hail to Light Yagami hehehe… also, I’ve finished Slamdunk manga, of course, I started reading where the anime left me and most avid watchers hanging, the Interhigh competition! Starting volume 24-31, and yes, I read it in one day. I loved the way it ended, they (Shohoku team) didn’t make it on top as they have envisioned, but they were able to beat the reigning best team (Sannoh) for years. And I just love that scene when Rukawa and Hanamichi tapped each others hands –then turn away after haha- wow, it’s still fresh on me, I still got those goosebumps whenever I’d think of it. I’m currently reading Magic Kinghts Rayearth, ironic, this is the manga that made CLAMP really popular but this is the CLAMP series that I like the least… then again, this is CLAMP we’re talking, so it’s worth the time, besides there’re only 6 volumes… I’m currently at volume 2. oh yeah, I’m so excited on Monday, I’ll be getting my anime and manga orders from BJ. I’m so excited I can finally watch TRC movie, XXX Holic anime, and read Furuba manga –I ordered the 19 volumes!!! Yay!

Monday, July 03, 2006


Yesterday, my friends and I went to Isshin to dine. Isshin is a Japanese restaurant that Sherry and I have been dreaming to eat at since college. I first heard of this resto in Questor magazine more than 5 years ago. Finally, we had the chance to dine there. We even managed to tag along friends so we were able to be seated at the tatami floor area (it was because I read from a more recent article that if you go in 6, you’ll be seated there). Anyway, we were with Mike, Pao, Lester (sherry’s friend), and Kring (Sherry’s sister). It was really fun to eat the Japanese way, I suddenly remember the Kenshingumi having a lunch out at Akabeko Tae’s… a few frustrations though, I never thought they serve food that is consumable by 2 persons per order, yes they serve BIG! That should be a good thing, but since we didn’t anticipate this, we took one order per person, and only Pao was able to finish his food hehehe… second, I was really expecting a great Japanese cuisine. But I’m not saying, their delicacy is not good, I’m just not satisfied with the ramen I ordered. Their Ebi Tempura was pretty good though. Oh well, I’m gonna try other delicacies next time. Anyway, I’d definitely go back there. And yeah, just a word of advice, you must be financially prepared if you’d decide to dine in there, I was really shocked when I saw our bill –yikes-. And yeah, we also tried Sake, yay, I finally tasted sake… Mike liked it, but alcohol is not my cup of tea. I’m glad that I never like alcoholic drinks, though I do drink occasionally, it’s not good to have too many vices hehehe… anyways, I highly recommend Isshin to J-aficionados with BIG appetite hehehe.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Haay, my vacation leave is over. I’m back to work. I didn’t really go anywhere (out of town) during my 2 weeks vacation except in Anilao, Batangas. I got exhausted but man, my 2 days stay at Anilao was really a blast. There were so many things that I’ve done for the first time. Cool stuffs! But first, let me acknowledge Dr. Joson’s family. They were very generous and accommodating, and just like him, they are very meek people. They are a very ideal family indeed.

Okay, on to the activities, we went snorkeling, and I find it really cool to see various kinds of fishes under the sea. It may not be as cool as scuba diving, but it’s what we could afford hehe. At least I know how it feels to be in an aquarium, very huge aquarium haha. Damn, I accidentally drank sea water, salt water that is, and the feeling really sucks! I felt a tinge of pain ran through my throat, darn I hate it. But it was just a little amount, I just hope I won’t get any GI disease. Then I also did paddling using wind surfing board. It was much more fun than swimming, I was able to get at least 1 km – 2km (I think) away from the shore, and it just felt like I’m in the middle of the sea, and I’m surrounded by mountains, and it was raining… my! What a perfect mood to get emotional… my only regret was I didn’t have any pics while doing those things, our cams are not water-proofed –sigh- well maybe next time. As expected, I’ve eaten more than I should, so I expect to gain weight again! Oh no! Then I played Two Hits and Poker with Aris and Ren, just a friendly game, our bet wouldn’t exceed P3 hehehe. Damn, I lost P20, I should’ve never played with professional gamblers hehehe. But it was really fun. At night, a power failure occurred so all of us stayed at a mini-cottage and had a chat. We were just crapping at one another hehehe, our discussion didn’t make any sense, but we had fun

Haha, I forgot to tell that June 24, 1983 is the official birthday of Azunodignis Mikaenki… it’s a world that Sherry, Sri and I created. The name itself means anime. The language is something we created for ourselves hehehe, but the name actually means “anime” and it’s birth is just a numerical combination of our birthdays. Hehehe, I just want to write it here so I won’t forget… (",x)

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Whew, I just got home. I came from CCP and watched the Condors’ Conquest of the Galaxy: Jupiter, with my 3rd yr. BFA classmates. We were required by our professor in Nihonggo to attend. Well, even if we weren’t required, I would still attend anyway. Anyways, Condors is a group of Japanese male stage performers dressed in gakuren. The production is a mixture of dance, live music, puppet show, etc. There were series of dance performance with funny antics ,drawn from pop culture, in between. Well, considering they are in Manila, most of the flicks featured were contemporary Philippine pop culture, there was even a part that one actor sang an excerpt of the song “Pinoy Ako” by Orange and Lemons. But my favorite was a story about this middle age man who’s a frustrated football player working in a call center in Makati, who can’t get over his football passion. Haha, it was really hilarious…

Anyways, today is the last day of my VL -sigh- Good thing tomorrow is (holiday) Manila Day and at the same time it’s Dr. Hogar’s birthday and we’ll be celebrating it at Dr. Joson’s rest house in Anilao Batangas. It’s a beach, but I don’t think I’ll be able to swim (because I dunno how) or even take a dip, I’m actually not prepared for it… but we have lots of food to munch hehehe… Awww, it’s gonna ruin my diet again, but this events comes once in a blue moon so why not make the most out of it.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

It’s Kenshin’s 157th birthday.. well the man’s dead okay, rather, his character… Ruroken’s over, yeah… but he lives on my heart… he lives on every RK fan’s heart…cheesy huh, but let me be, because it’s for Kenshin… anything for my no. 1… character… haha, Let’s see how much I remember Kenshin a.k.a. Hitokiri Battousai, Shinta (his real name), blood type’s AB, height 5’2”, weight-around 50 kg (hey isn’t that overweight?), of course, birthday June 20, 1849…. Hmmm, occupation - former assassin under the Chousu Clan, Ishin Shishi government royalist, Kamiya Kashin Ryu Dojo free loader, and of course, rurouni hehehe… and yeah, he’s Kid’s no. 1 lover (in her dreams haha). Likes and dislikes, killing (yes, he’s paradoxical)… hmmm, he’s very friendly with kids (and Kid hehe)… kenjutsu technique: Hiten Mitsurugi Ryu. Now let me dissect this a little, HMR variations: Do ryu sen, Ryu Tsui Sen, Sou Ryu Sen, Kuzu Ryu Sen, Kaguzuchi, Amakakeru no Hirameki (the strongest)… weapons: katana and kodachi (Tokugawa era), sakabattou (Meiji era)… trademark: red headed bishie with cross scar on his left cheeks… special abilities: reading one’s emotion, god-like speed, very good with household chores hahaha.. hmmm… okay that’s it! I’m the worst Kenshin fan breathing! If I were a “true” fan indeed, my 40 GB hard disk capacity wouldn’t be enough to write and store all the things about Kenshin, good or bad. But all I know is that this man, had inspired me the most. He has this uncanny skills in kenjutsu, but he’d always keep this meek personality, low profiled yet highly respected by high officials, selfless, … well there are more about him, too many in fact, but what makes him different from any other SHOUNEN manga/anime hero, well, at least for me, his height and very young looks, and of course his ability to do household chores! Why, I’m such a couch potato at home, I would want my partner to do ALL the chores for me. (Hehe, hey applicants out there, that’s another requirement). But seriously speaking, the greatest inspiration I got from Kenshin, is seeing his life as something not his. We’d often argue with people who’d remind us to live wisely and appropriately, we’d often reason “this is my life, you don’t give a shit how I live it”. But in fact it really was never our own… aside from the fact that it’s something lent from UP above, it’s also to those who love us, who care for us… I admit, there have been times that I’d feel it’s not worth living, but the thought of my family and friends shedding tears for me, is even worse… the thought that the loss of my life would cause a heavier burden to people I care, tells me to keep on moving… that was something Kenshin figured when he was completing his training with Seijiro Hiko…well that’s just one, there are just so many things I’ve learned from RK, things that I’ve been applying to my life… if my decisions in life makes me a stronger person, I’d have to thank Kenshin… to the best anime character there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be (hehehe, guess where I got that), HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! –ummmmwahhhh- (“,x)

Monday, June 19, 2006

Greetings & Toycon...

-yawn- it’s Father’s Day! I just want to greet the best dad in the whole world! My Fodsie Dodsie… well, okay, I did already, I even bought him his favorite Hopiang Ube hehehe.

I just finished editing the pics I got from Toycon (day 1). Oh yeah, how was it. Well if I’d be speaking of the event, it turned out pretty well. With 170 cosplayers, mostly are new faces to me, I’d say, the anime, rather, the cosplay community wouldn’t die soon hehe… well, I felt really envious…. How I wished I were part of the group back then. But I really have no one to blame but myself… well, my slump state that is… I’m not sure when is the next J-event, but I wish I could think of a character that would suit my appearance and personality (and taste) –sigh- and yeah, as I thought, it was really depressing to be on the bazaar, eyeing on some stuff, yet I got no cash to purchase them –sigh- hmmm, I just wish that nobody bought that Akira action figure that I wanted… well, what else, they got decent bands to perform. I can’t remember the names, but they were good, not the usual garage bands (sort of) I’ve heard during the past events…

A bishie cosplayer caught my attention, he’s name’s Diego… I have no idea whoever he was cosplaying, but I didn’t bother. He’s so damn cute, he looks like a younger version of Dr. C*** hmmm, I wonder if some of my friends know him. He’s really cute, I can’t stop taking pictures of him… now there goes my fangirl instincts hehehe… darn, I wanted to get his number and email address, but when I was following him already, I saw a girl beside him –sigh- erase that stalking plan. But when I get to see him again, I’ll ask for his contacts when he’s alone… surely hehehe… I realized, it’s time for me try something like this hehehe…

Also, I was glad to see friends that I haven’t seen (and heard) for a long time. Chris, well, what’s with the curly hair on the back, he looks more slut than ever haha… Neitaro, waah, really, it’s been ages since I’ve heard something from her. She’s much cuter than ever. And of course, those cosplayers that I’ve met from past events, but oh, I’m just so cruel to have forgotten their name when they remember mine! Kido ga hidoi!

And here’s another funny story. When I was watching the program, I took a seat in the front row. Suddenly I realized that the girl beside me kept smiling at me. Then she asked me, this is you right? She showed her mobile phone with my pic when I cosplayed Soujiro during the 1st UP-AME con. So I said “oh yeah, that’s me”. Then she showed another pic, this time I’m not cosplaying, just in my plain clothes. It was taken during the 2nd UP-AME event. Always in UP huh? Anyway, I felt guilty again that she remembered me, yet I never remember her. So this time, I took the initiative “hey let’s take a pic, so I won’t forget you hehehe”. And finally I asked for her name, well if it isn’t fate or something, her name’s Rachel hahaha! Now here’s the funny part, I asked her how old she is –I’ve been trying to identify the age range of my fandom hahaha-, and I was really surprised to hear that she was 21 already. Whoa! I thought you’re on you’re teens only, say 16-18… yeah I really thought. She just smiled. Then she asked me, “how about you?” – “oh, I’m 23” and then she and her little sister were even more shocked… they actually thought I was 12. Now that’s exaggerating. But it always happens… this is nothing new hehehe…

Going back to the event, we (my buddies) went off after the cosplay catwalk… we chat a little with friends… and headed to food court for a Pica-pica… yeah, by the way, I brought my co-staff, Neil with me. I’m glad to see that he had fun. And yeah, I was surprised when he took Mike and Paolo’s cell numbers, he’s such a loner in the office, so I’m glad to see that he’s making friends with my friends. And yeah, when we had our group pic, I realized that they’re all guys with me hahaha…well Jam was originally with us earlier, but she left a little early. Anyway, setting my personal frustrations aside, it’s worth coming… after all, this is TOY con we’re talking about.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

It’s raining real hard, I just got enrolled. I only have 3 subjects – Computer 2, Arts Appreciation (again), and Nihonggo, YAY! Anyways, now that I’m not so busy, my mind is in chaos again… things will get complicated from now on… I have to expect for the worst to come… it’s something that I hate to imagine… What will I do? I’m just alone in this battle. No one can really help me now…. God… just what do you intend to do with this pathetic fool… mushrooming problem, one after another… I’m not that strong… all this time, I’ve been keeping up a strong front… a happy face… but it’s just because no one would understand… damn… I shouldn’t be getting emotional at times like this… I should remember that I have always got through different crisis before… this is no time to be thinking of giving up… but still, I don’t know… because anything that involves my family is just too much to take.

By the way, I slept at past 5AM today, reading yaoi mangas given by Sakuma, damn, it’s so overwhelming, but at the same time, blood-pumping hehehe… I also watched Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien (all 14 eps) and read Death Note (I’m already chapter 61). And Monching’s wife Wilma got back from Japan. She gave me a G Gundam 1/144 Model kit as omiyage… and Cyrus was just so hyperactive last night bragging all the Gundam kits that his mom bought for him… but he’ll be back in Cavite when his classes start, (probably today) and I’m really gonna miss him… indeed it was a long night for night for me last night….

And yeah, today is a very special day… someone so dear just turned a year older… this pathetic fool has not run out of hope… that one miraculous day would come, that you’ll understand how I feel… it doesn’t matter if you consider me a bad part of your past… but you’ll always be special to me… no matter what… I will never blame you for all this pain… I will never resent you. My words may never reach you… but someday… someday… surely… anyways, HAPPY BIRTHDAY –muahhugs-

Monday, June 12, 2006

I’m home (Tanay) right now. I’ve met with my cousin this afternoon to handover something. I was surprised to see how tall Matt was. Well, I learned that he was circumcised this summer haha.

Yesterday, I went to Mall of Asia again, with Sherry (again) but this time I tagged along Mike. Hmmm, we played at Power Station (again), and we ate at Wendy’s. After eating, we reminisce about the old days. Our ‘crappy’ college days haha… and much of time we were laughing with our past. But it’s really amazing how we could laugh out loud like that just looking back. And I never really thought that she had been missing the old days too. Mike must’ve had an idea how fun my college life was with my buddies. Even when we got home (I stayed at Sherry’s place), we just kept on talking our crappy moments during college. I swear, a day would not be enough to tell all we’d been through. I guess we just wanted those times when depression was never a part of our vocabulary… when all we ever worry was how to obtain those anime stuffs we wanted, cramming with our studies, beating the deadline for requirements, and sometimes, dealing with nauseating people (be it professor, admin personnel or fellow students) hehe. It’s too bad that Sri wasn’t with us yesterday. Damn, that girl, always busy…

oh look at the date… two days to go and… hmmm… to greet or not to greet? -bloated-

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Death Note

Ooh, notice the date -06/06/06- hmmm does it tell something like doomsday or anything like it? Talk about misfortune, I didn’t come to work today, I’m not feeling well, but I realized, it sucks more to get stuck in the boarding house, thank goodness there’s a phone. But this have to be real quick because if the owner finds out that I have this laptop, he’ll charge me for the electricity I’m consuming… Going back to doomsday, kinda related to my addiction right now. Well not exactly, but it has something to do with death and judgment hehe…

I’m currently hooked on “Death Note” a manga by Ohba Tsugumi and Obata Takeshi. Now, I haven’t had any information on the creators, except that I know that Obata Takeshi is the manga artist of “Hikaru no Go”. Anyway, just a background, I first came across this manga a couple of years ago, it was just a one shot pilot manga that I’ve read, but it was so interesting that I wished there were more. 2 years fast forward, lo & behold there is actually a series! A friend gave me the complete scanlations (12 tankoubons!). Also, sometime ago, I learned that it’d be adapted into anime, though I can’t remember if it’ll be a TV series, OVA or movie… whatever it is, it’s something for me to look forward.

Okay now let’s get on with my review. Death Note is a supernatural notebook used by shinigamis in taking the lives of humans. The mechanics is simple, they just write the name of the person and imagine his face (this way, people sharing the same name won’t get affected), then write the cause of death and its details in a specified span of time, and the details would take effect. If the cause is not written after 40 seconds, the person would immediately die of a heart failure. Enter Ryuku, a bored shinigami, who’s tired of seeing the monotonous activities of his fellow reapers. So what he did was, he purposely dropped his death note, if only to watch what a human might do with it. When a death note was accidentally picked up by a human, he gains the ability to see the shinigami who owns it, and that shinigami would follow him everywhere he go. The notebook can only be retrieved if that human dies or had the notebook fully filled. The human have the option to give it to someone else or return it to the shinigami who owns it if he doesn’t want to use the notebook. But in doing so, all of his memory of the death note and the shinigami will be erased. Lucky for Ryuku, his death note was accidentally picked by the genius –and gorgeous- Raito Yagami. Your ‘usual’ teenager who always got the highest scores on national exams. After reading the instructions, he first thought of it as a bluff. But his curiosity proved him wrong, when he tried using it and saw its effectivity, he came up with the idea of building a better world, by eliminating the criminals using the death note. When Ryuku and Raito met, Ryuku was surpised to learn that Raito had entered significant number of names (all criminals) in such a short period of time. This made Ryuku happy, and remarked how interesting humans think (of course!). The fun starts when an international intelligence agency took note of unusual deaths of most wanted criminals which took place on the same day, and of the same cause –heart failure. A mass murder, it must be. Enter L, the world’s greatest detective, whose real identity and image was kept in secret. But the FBI highly trusted him because he solved every case given to him and his deductions were always correct. He immediately identified that the deaths are not mere coincident, that a person is behind these deaths. He instantly determined that the culprit is in Japan, based on the first murders that occurred. This notion was supported when they made it appear the L is aware of this murder, by faking a TV announcement in Japan, and imposed a fake L. When Raito saw the fake L, by the name Lindt Taylor –whose also a detainee sentenced for death penalty- on TV, he immediately killed Lindt. L immediately identified the requirements for Raito to kill his target, which is by knowing its name and face. Raito (though unidentified) gained fans and followers with his actions and was called as “Kira” . The quest to find Kira started, FBI agents and L’s right hand man were deployed to Japan and collaborated with Japanese police to work on the case. Another interesting fact is that the leader of the Japanese investigation team was Raito’s father.

Okay I’ll stop from here, giving more information would spoil it. Now, for my personal views, to date, this is the best ‘detective story’ I’ve ever encountered. Combining paranormal situations with realistic and superb analysis of events, this is not your usual Sherlock Holmes, Conan Edogawa or Sano Ichiro stories. And the fact that there is no branded villain in this SHONEN manga, makes it outstand the other shonen manga I’ve read. It’s not a battle of good versus evil but an argument of proper delivery of justice. It’s not a mere pursuing of a culprit plot, but a battle of wits between the L and Kira. And what makes it more interesting is the developing love & hate relationship between the pursuer and the one being pursued. This is a topnotch manga. Every brain stimulating freaks would definitely enjoy it much more than Da Vinci Code –oh there goes this Japanese-biased kid hehehe- Plus Takeshi’s design of shinigamis is quite astounding to me, they’re not the stereotypical skeletons in cloak nor the bishie Tsuzuki and Hisoka f or the bashful Ichigo (is that right Bleach fans?). Everything in this manga was rather new and innovative to me.

Hmmm, if I’d have a deathnote, who would I write there? Maybe I’d be doing the same thing that Raito did. Those crooks who committed heinous crimes, those corrupt government officials starting with GMA, FVR, Cory and Erap hehehe… anyone who’d try to hurt my family… anyone who’d try to hurt –toooot- (and there goes my stubbornness!). Now back to more reading I’m already at chapter 37.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Ahoy, it’s another month and it has been very fruitful this past few days…

The other day we had a blood donation drive here at MDH. Hehe, our office had a 100% participation! It was the first time I ever donated blood, and it didn’t turned out right (quite)… well, donors undergo screening and physical examination… I passed the screening… and everything was ok… until I’m done with blood-letting. I stayed in the bed for 15 more minutes, then I went back to the office, then I went after my colleagues who’ll be donating blood too. Then I told Dr. Hogar that I’d take pictures while she’s “bleeding”. Then my dizziness started… I felt my vision deteriorating, and the noise seemed toning down… and there I go, I went after Fars and complained that I feel dizzy… she texted my boss to ask for assistance, but I couldn’t bear anymore, I swear I wanted to lie down because I knew that I might collapse at any minute, so I opted to go up. On our way to the office, my boss ran into us, and then we went straight to ‘other’ QM office. There, we have bed foams, which we used during surveillance (for our overnight duties). The moment I saw those beds, I couldn’t wait to lie down… haay, what a relief (back then)… then our Chief Medtech and one of the Head Nurse came to the rescue. Ma’am Sonia administered first aid measures, while sir Arvin took my blood pressure… it appeared that my BP fluctuated from 110/70 to 80/60 *sigh* I’m such a weakling…

And then yesterday I went on leave, I went to PAG-IBIG again, only to find out that my check isn’t prepared yet. One of their staff told me to come back today –again- damn, I just hate these government offices! Anyways, I was also about to apply for TIN ID, but I noticed that it was almost 12:00 NN when I got out of PAG-IBIG, I decided I’ll just defer the ID application, I’m sure those government employees would shun me, because it’s almost break time.. and I’d be instructed to return after lunch…. Really, government offices sucks! I just don’t understand, they have better compensation and benefits, yet they deliver poor service!

Anyways, the reason I defer the TIN ID was because I got a sudden notice of interview from Accenture. The venue was at Cybergate building along Pioneer, Mandaluyong. Of course I didn’t know how to get there so I dropped by at the office just to go online, and have some of my credentials photocopied. I asked my friends how to get there. I got the directions and headed to Cybergate. The interview lasted 1 hour –whew-. There were two interviewers, one was via speaker phone while the other one was right in front of me. It went alright, I swear I was much more confident than my interviews here in MDH. However, I don’t think I’d be considered for further screening. Considering I told them that I would prefer a flexitime schedule, to accommodate my studies of course. I am being eyed for the PMO group, I forgot what it meant, but it basically is in-charge of resource management for Accenture clients. But like I mentioned, I stressed my high priority on my studies, instead I told them was that I may consider deferring my study plans if the offer is RIGHT. Right? It’s too early to assume but I’m not keeping my hopes up. hmmm, maybe I should just grab those call center offers (damn, I ditched 2 call center interviews already!) just to accommodate my demand on schedule. And speaking of schedule, my 12 NN – 8 PM sched in the office is back! Anyways, whether I passed the interview or not, I don’t regret coming there, I felt that the interview was fruitful and was a very good learning experience.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Yesterday I went to PAG-IBIG Fund to apply for a loan. It’ll definitely get approved because I’m a first-time loaner and a good payer (of course). But my dilemma is that when claiming for the check, I have to present 2 valid ID to claim it. Damn, if it’s just ANY valid ID, I don’t have any problem. But they require that it must be any of the following: Company ID, SSS, BIR, Driver’s License, PRC License, Voter’s ID, or Passport ID. I don’t have any problem with the first one, but the succeeding types of ID, I don’t have any –sigh- now I was forced to contact a friend who got connections to SSS. Perhaps I could acquire an SSS ID in no time. Damn, it’s really hard. Now here’s my another problem, my enrollment at school is on June 8, classes will start on June 13 –shrugs- I was actually saving that PAG-IBIG Loan for my tuition fee. But since my cousin asked for my assistance, because my nephews haven’t got their schools supplies yet. Of course, I have to give way… their education is much more important than mine. So now, where do I get money for my schooling? Oh good heavens… the general dilemma of an average people trying to reach their dreams… I don’t want to ditch this semester, I plan to enroll Nihongo subject, I saw that it was slated for Monday this semester. Maybe I could also enroll computer 2. oh here’s another problem, if I’d be enrolling Computer 2, I would definitely need to install Adobe Photoshop on my laptop… and that means I need to upgrade my RAM… and that means I’d be needing cash again… oh man… well, I still have a lot of time, right now, I have to prioritize my dear nephews.

Okay, enough with financial problems… yesterday I watched Da Vinci’s Code for the second time at Greenbelt 3. since Sherry’s check-up was cancelled, she just offered me to watch movie, she was with a colleague. Damn, if I had known that it was Da Vinci’s Code’s ticket they bought, I could’ve declined. I don’t really find the controversial film that great. IMHO, the only thing that makes it controversial is the theoretical interpretations of Da Vinci’s artworks and the twists they implicate in the histo-biblical facts, and the symbology (damn, I’m not sure if I’m using appropriate terms hehe). I am not a devout Christian, but I do oblige myself to attend mass every Sunday (though I sometimes miss it). Even if I would read the book or watch the film a million times, I can confidently assure that my faith in God would not be affected. And no, I will never believe that Jesus impregnated Mary Magdalene nor He has a living descendant this age. That He died in the cross, resurrected and ascended to heaven… and that’s final. Damn, if I’m so gullible in such ideas (Da Vinci’s Code), I have lost my Christian beliefs years ago, since I’ve watched and read Angel Sanctuary, X, and other anime with biblical parodies. Just like the titles I’ve mentioned, I treat da Vinci’s Code as a mere FICTION… a good fiction that is…
okay enough with reviews... what I really wanted to say is that, after the movie, we played at Timezone HOD 2 & 4 (of course) and I got really tired that I had a headache… and I really want to take a long VL… can’t wait for June 13, the start of my VL, start of classes.. and…

oh yeah, what's with the pic? nothing... i just thought my readers might have missed me hahaha! and yeah, i just wanted to show that my hair cut sucks... damn!

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Aww, finally our surveillance audit is through. The auditors are currently convening a closing meeting with the unit heads at the 12th floor, I’m supposed to be there but somebody influential reprimanded me for not wearing uniform. She’s currently in the meeting too, I’m just avoiding another reprimand from someone who doesn’t even have the right to… I honestly intended to wear one if I wasn’t so busy this morning. FYI, Dr. *toot*! I’ve been here in the office since 8 AM yesterday! No sleep! Just to prepare the documents that the auditor might look for! Damn, some people are just so narrow minded… besides, she’s not in the position to reprimand me! Oh people… anyways, the audit went on fine… I honestly would not want to talk about work right now… I just want to rest… I’ve been deprived of it lately… anyways, I got a new book, (second hand of course hehe). It’s “The Last Samurai”… it’s completely different from the movie okay… it’s a story about a mother and boy… about finding his father… I’m glad that I have something to read and make me sleepy at night hehe… my PC only makes me more alive, and therefore eating my sleeping time hehe… for now, I’m just relieved that I can get MORE sleep! Yay!

Friday, May 19, 2006

Ahhh, it’s my 5th cup of coffee, I’m still at the office, loaded with paper works (mountains of papers hehehe)… and it’s gonna be like this for the next 6 calendar days –sigh- anyways, I have the June 13 to look forward to, the start of my long VL hehehe… this afternoon I was unexpectedly called by my former boss, and he was asking me a favor, he wants me to work on the unmarked newspapers in his office, which was taller than Mt. Apo –sigh-… I’m starting to hate all kinds of papers hehehe… aww, how exaggerating, well he still is my boss in principle (indirectly), besides he’s giving me the choice at my own convenience. And I have to admit that I owe him for everything I’ve learned when I was still in his office. And let me clear again that I don’t hate papers, my greatest inspirations originated from papers (manga characters) ehehe… anyways, wish me luck for our surveillance audit –crossing fingers-

aww man, i need a hair cut...

Monday, May 15, 2006

waah! it's Mother's Day! Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful moms in the world... To the mothers of my friends, for bringing into this world those kids who're fated to rock my world hehehe... To the mothers of my idols (CLAMP, Hayao Miyazaki, L`Arc~en~ciel, Yoshihiro Togashi, etc.) for bringing those geniuses, fated to spice up my life hehehe... to the mom of ****** for bringing into this world, the child who made me SMILE (again) hehe (then cry again -sigh-)... and of course... the BEST mom in the world, my ever dearest MOMONJI hehehe... I love you mom (",x)

hmmm, Toy Con is fast approaching, and I'm dying to join the Cosplay, but I'm not inspired by any character for the moment... ahhh... minna-san, help me think...

Today is also the birthday of my most generous auntie -Ate Mameng.... Happy Birthday! She asked us (my family) to come over at her home for a little celebration, but it's as if I'm cursed with idleness today... I'm not in the mood to go out, I even ditched the mass... i'm such a ba d kid... and here i am, waiting for food from the birthday celebration. Awww, i'm starving... Mom, hurry up! (",x)

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Hah, a friend alerted me for not updating my blog. Truth is, I do update my journal, I was just feeling idle to upload it. Well for the sake of my regular readers, here’s what happened for the last few days… Anyways, I’ve been very busy (like what’s new with that?)….

I’ve finally got Momonja a filter/ protector. Yay! Damn it cost me 200 bucks! I’m just irritated with the fact that its adhesion means doesn’t work efficiently! Damn, I ended up using a masking tape! Pathetic! I want a refund!!!

I checked Power Station at Rockwell yesterday, And I’m happy to report that I found it really great, just as much as find Timezone G4 and Greenbelt 3 great. Oh how I’d love to hang out with my friends there. Besides from the fact that it has House of the Dead 3 & 4, they also got KTV rooms, and what’s more, their KTV systems have Japanese (and Korean and Chinese Songs). And they have Dive to Blue, Ready Steady Go! Hmmm, more updated than Music 21 huh. Though I’m not satisfied with the sounds system. Well anyways, another good thing is that they have good selection of prizes, much better than Timezone’s. which motivates me to play “ticketed” games. And they have a very good basketball games, they’re different from any basketball games I’ve seen in all the arcade centers that I’ve been. They have this “modernized” look. Plus, Power Station have this reward system every time you reload. Cool huh… and considering I purchased the VIP card (a year ago), that gives me 200 worth of load on my birthday! Yeah! Now as far as I know, there are only 3 Power Station here, Shangri-La, The Podium, and Rockwell (Power Plant Mall). Hmmm, noticed something? All located at high-end malls huh? Well, whatever, I’m determined to earn tickets, I’ve already eyed an action figure worth 500 tickets!!! I will definitely be going back here hehehe…

Last Tuesday was Russell’s flight off to Korea. Damn, I can’t help feeling sad. I’d definitely miss the guy. He’s always been very generous to me and he’s one of the few guys I know that I could have a sensible conversation. Also, I’m being emphatic on Sherry, I just know, she’ll miss her brother the most. And, it’s not gonna be the same visiting the Nery’s home without him… oh well, time flies pretty fast… for all we know, before I’d knew it, he’s back…. 3 years is too short… ne?

Last Monday, I went to Feata, and what a very gloomy state they have there! They had their electrical connection cut! The Saleslady said that the owner (they are talking about the new wife or partner of the Japanese guy) didn’t pay the bills. And it’s been like that for 2 months! Good heavens, it’s the worst! I can’t bear the fact that those manga and anime stuffs are living in darkness. Okay, I’m exaggerating, my stuffs are also in darkness (cabinet) hehehe… but I do take them out of the light (and caress them hahah)at least every weekend. I wonder what were the reactions of the other customers (who’re definitely rabid otaku). Anyway, I went there just to claim my remaining 340 worth of gift for reaching the goal box. I got myself Aneglic Layer volume 2 and Tenkuu No Escaflowne vol. 6. Now speaking of Esca, I have to check which came first, the anime or the manga, because they have different character design… though most anime (90% that is) originated from it’s printed counterpart, there’d be cases that the anime would precede the manga version, just like Evangelion. Going back to Feata, is there anything we, (otaku-tachi) can do? I wish they won’t be closing down yet… oh pls. at least not until I complete my RK manga… I still have 5 tankoubons left to obtain… damn!!!

Also, I finished House of the Dead 4, with Mike, last week at Time Zone Megamall. All HOD are so addicting hehehe… I wish I could finish the very first HOD too, and I guess that’d make me a faithful follower of HOD hehehe. So far, only Timezone at Greenbelt 3 has the HOD 1.

My recent addictions, I’m currently hooked to YUI’s music… her soft and childlike voice reminds me of Sakura Kinimoto. Kawaii!!! But her music can be both jumpy and relaxing. Typical Jpop… but I haven’t seen a female J-pop singer playing guitar… cool! Also, lately I’m into Incubus’s music, and I’ve been pestering Manong Pirate to get me an Incubus MP3. I want all their albums I said! But he’d always tell me that there’s always a raid in Quiapo so he can’t get me one. Geez, alibis! But above all, Narda still tops “Kid’s” chart hehehe… still a constant song number in my playlist hehe… in fact it’s playing in my WMPlayer right now –nag-aabang sa langit, sa mga ulap sumisilip, sa likod ng mga tala… kahit sulyap lang…-

Hmmm, what else, I’ve finished reading The Balck Lotus. Now I’m currently reading The Perfumed Sleeve… I just love it. I learn a lot of yaoi customs during the Tokugawa Era hahaha… scenes from Gohatto suddenly flashed my mind hehehe…

Lastly, we had our calendar planning yesterday. Actually, just a VL planning, my boss asked us to schedule our VL and make sure that no one would lapse the other. Knowing the busiest month for me would be June, I scheduled my VL from June 13-June 23. why, of course, Toy Con, Manila International Book Fair, The Condor’s Quest play, would be held between those dates… and besides, 2 of the most important figures in my life would be celebrating their birthdays in two of those dates… my self-proclaimed holidays hehehe…

And it’s a rainy day today… -sigh- I got no umbrella…

Monday, May 01, 2006

wahaha, i can't believe that i actually had time to delete "unimportant" messages in my inbox... they have stayed long enough and they're probably the reason why i can't compose, forward and reply! Awww, my compose page is always on error-display! Even with another PC so i don't think the problem is in my PC...

good news, early this morning, i received a text message from Aish, she just informed me that Chris won the Best J-rock Cosplayer award! Way to go! He's really something when it comes to dressing up. I'm proud of my friend. Too bad i wasn't there to witness it... if i wasn't exhausted from our IQA outing, i may have considered coming... oh well, i'm sure there are more awards for him coming hehehe, hopefully i could be there... damn, i'm missing a lot.

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Haay, my limbs are aching… and it’s so damn hot! I am not feeling well. I mean, I have cold, cough, skin allergy (triggered), aching limbs, insufficient sleep, and thanks to the heat, I swear my temper is up by 100%! I’m warning you when I’m like this, do not touch or talk to me, or I’ll just yell at you with a very sarcastic tone hehe… my siblings we’re already affected with my current mood… but updating my journal like this cools me a little… anyways, I came from Pansol Laguna, it’s the IQA Outing, we were less than 20 ( I think) –Dr. RJ, Dr. Hogar, Ma’am She, Fars, Aris, Neil, Robin, Cherry, Vani, Mariel, Sheann, Sir Nestor, Sir Celso, Sir Bong, and the van driver. We used Dr. Hogar’s friend private pool. They got three, but we only used one. It’s an overnight swimming, but only 6 of us (all girls) stayed all night long haha. It was fun actually, lots of food, “drinks”, karaoke and of course swim swim swim… I don’t know how to swim but sir Nestor taught me how to float while breathing… and I’m grateful I learned something hehe… but it’s also the reason why my limbs are aching.. geez…

Friday, April 28, 2006

Bad news… well not really, it’s actually good. A friend of mine was accepted at Yokohama Tires Corp. it’s a multinational Japanese company based at Pampanga. Aside from the fact that it’s near her home, I heard that the benefits are much better (of course, it’s multinational). Plus, she’ll be working with a Nihonjin! Cool! But it’s just that I’m gonna miss her… What’s more, Jona is taking her maternity leave starting today. And that leaves me alone in the room we’re renting, huhuhu… well sure the room’s all mine now and I’d have bigger bed space…better sleep.. but that also entails additional cost for me! I mean I’ll be taking the room charge all by myself. I need a roommate!
But anyways, I’ve submitted my resume to Ma’am Minda, Jona told me she was laughing when she received it. I was always being teased because of my underage looks, and I may not look convincing if I’d be a college instructor hahaha! Oh well, the cons of looking young…
what else, tomorrow is the IQA outing, which I’m not so excited. We’re going to Pansol Laguna, thanks to Dr. Hogar’s connections we were able to get a place for free. We’re shouldering the food expenses only. What’s frustrating is that majority of auditors will not be able to come because their own departments will be holding their outing on the same day –sigh- now is there something to be excited? Well, I’m not feeling so well, but I’m definitely coming. Also, tomorrow I’ll be the assigned trainee for the Document Awareness of Business Development Division, I’ll discuss All the controlled procedures of BDD the whole day *sigh* how toxic. And I have to accompany my mom for check up and stress test at 10:00 AM…. Geez, too many things to do tomorrow… and I have to do them simultaneously! Oh please, I thought I asked for a break? –sneeze-sniff- see got a cold already?! haay, i really need a rest... i'd probably just spend my time (during the outing) reading "Black Lotus" hehehe...

Friday, April 21, 2006

Haay, I’m(mentally) exhausted from all the activities today. This morning was the regular Document Awareness Seminar. I can’t focus well on the discussion because I was concurrently finishing the minutes of our last meeting (last week), my boss needed it by the end of the morning. I remember my former boss Sir Ritchie… he used to tell me to do tasks simultaneously as possible, meetings or seminars you attend is not an excuse… it’s kinda stressing but also challenging at the same time. And Ma’am Merie commended me, she said I’m doing well and she thinks I can handle facilitating the training even without the supervision of Ma’am Len… hehehe, I hope she’s right… Anyways, the meeting this afternoon was actually the Task Force QMS Planning for the ISO Surveillance Audit… Damn, we’re bombarded with assignments again… I’m assigned at the Procedures Revision team together with Joel, She Ann, Vans, Ma’am Marits and Ma’am Len… haay… it’s gonna be a very busy month… and what about my vacation leave wish =’(…

Nagi finally gave me copy of the pictures taken by her cell TWO MONTHS ago –geez- hehehe… she just hand it over to the office, I suppose I wasn’t around when she came. Yay, more pics! But she still owes me pics from AEx and Animax! Hey Nagi?! Hehehe… I just want to share this pic taken at Starbucks during my birthday… because I’m a Starbucks freak hahaha! (“,x)

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Belated Happy Easter! I’m thankful to God for the break I had. It’s been a good one really, although a piece of me is definitely missing, but staying home for a longer period, made me think of all the people around me, who cares about me and they give me hope that everything’s gonna be alright. First thing I’m thankful is that Mathet and I talked yesterday over the phone, she was inquiring about issuance of employment certificate at MDH… we talked about our sighs in the Hospital… what I really want to say is that it’s been so long since we had a talk like that. I miss hanging out with her, despite our big differences we get along well. And it might still be too early to hope that we’d be just like before, but I’m keeping my hopes up… second, I’ve taken the first step in teaching my dad to use PC. I taught him how to start and shut down Windows… and the first program I taught him is MS Word (of course). He doesn’t have to be an expert, just the basic operations would do. And I’d really feel some sort of fulfillment if I can get him to get used to Windows. And then I went out with Mike, well I promised him that I’d treat him to Starbucks. He gave me a 3/1 scale (hehehe) plushie of Mokona (of TRC and not MKR!)… It’s really cute! Mokona looks like an egg, so Mike was actually giving me an Easter egg hahaha. Then we played at Timezone at Greenbelt 3 and G4. Finally I’ve played the House of the Dead 4! It’s sooooo freaking cool. Too bad we didn’t beat the game… we went out of load, but we were really close to the final chapter hehehe… we also played House of the Dead 1 and 2, hehehe…. HOD is soooo addicting! And after such a long time, I got to play that boxing game (damn I forgot the title of the game)… that boxing simulation game is sooo fun plus it’s a calorie burning game hehehe…. We played basketball, bowling and car racing… Whew, really it’s been so long since I spent so much time in an arcade center, and it feels so good. I just want to point out that it feels so great to be young hehehe… haay so much for the fun… it’s back to -reality check- work…. I want to go on vacation leave!!!

Friday, April 14, 2006

It’s a Maundy Thursday… the start of a long rest for me, I’ll be back at work on April 18 na! but I have a meeting to attend on Monday and also I have to go to school to claim my class cards…. But I have 4 days to savor, yay! Anyways, my agenda for the loooooong weekend is to look for jobs (via net), watch anime vids, savor my collections –my toys hehehe-, sleep-sleep-sleep! What’s this National Cosplay Competition that I’ve read… organized by Otakuzine, Hero TV and Kenkyu Kai. Hmmm, a NATIONAL cosplay competition? I don’t like it…. I mean I don’t like the idea of cosplay and other J-culture stuffs going mainstream… oh well, I wish to join… if only I have the time, money and inspiration *sigh*

well more importantly, it's Holy Week... I must work on enhancing my spiritual life... meditate... reflect... ask for penance...

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Nicknames, IDs, Cloud... My rabidness…

I had my hair trimmed yesterday! I love it, just a trim but it feels lighter… I asked the stylist to retain the length and reduce the thickness. But I had my bangs and right sideburns shorten. Why only left? Because I’ve had enough with symmetry hehehe… anyway very few noticed the hair trim…

Then finally got my ID! Yay, after almost a year! And as I’m expecting, the front portion boasts my nickname Kid! My otaku name is in my valid ID! Sugoi! And it’s even better because the pertinent info are much accurate than the one I lost, I also had my TIN written in it now hahaha. Geez, what a simpleton, rejoicing over an ID hehehe. But anyway, ever wondered of the etymology of my otaku name… Kid? I just love it, very suitable for someone looking young and androgynous hehehe. I wonder how many would think of it as a guy or gal’s name. Honestly it sounds like a guy’s name to me. Ever heard of Jason Kidd (NBA)? Well it was used as surname. What about Kid Rock? Uhm yeah, it’s a screen name. But I didn’t get it from them okay, I’m just citing them as examples. Well just a brief background, more than 6 years ago, when I was still a rabid anime fan, I used different anime nicknames in the anime online community. It depends on my current addiction. I’ve used Momonja (from Mojacko), Nanashi (Trowa Barton’s name when he lost his memory)… uhm, I can’t remember the others already. I guess it’s a youngster or otaku’s nature to use other names. I used the name Kid during the brink of my addiction to Chrono Cross. Kid is the female lead character of Chrono Cross. I just love Kid’s character, reminds me of myself. And I also found it cool that such a pretty girl is using the name Kid, well, she’s boyish yeah, but it was obvious that she has some special interest towards Serge hehehe… back to Kid, it was summer vacation of my 2nd year, I’m turning 3rd year when I got hooked to Chrono Cross and eventually started using Kid as nick. In fact, I also use a surname for it, Himura of course. See it’s Kid Himura (weird combi huh). Like I said, I also used other nickname to other communities. But as time passed by, I realized the need for consistency. I have to use only one. Well, I was right when I chose Kid. It’s very convenient (because it’s one-syllable) to pronounce don’t you think. Besides, I love the letter ‘K’. I realized back then that most my favorite characters in various anime starts with ‘K’ Kenshin, Ken, Kennichi, Kyo, Kiba, Kira, Koenma, Kokubunji, Kaworu, Kamui, Killua… Killua… so now you know… well I believe some of my regular readers know this already…

Also, I finally took pics of Cloud! Aww, my very pecious toy… Okay, I can’t wait anymore, here it is! The super cool Cloud Strife with his drop dead gorgeous Fenrir! Looking at these pics makes me want to be an action figure too hahaha…. If only to get to that gorgeous Fenrir with the super cool and handsome Cloud-sama –faints-

Monday, April 10, 2006

Today is the 1st death anniversary of my grandmother… hmmm, that means it’s been a year since I last cried… hmmm, it’s been a year since she left… I know she’s happy now with my grandfather… anyway, occasions like this has now been a venue for reunion of Alvarez clan hehehe, I’m glad to see my cousins. It’s also Palm Sunday, but I’m so bad, out of laziness I didn’t hear the mass… really, I have to work out my spiritual life more than anything…

A very good news! I finally got a Cloud Strive figure! Yeah, with the super cool Fenrir (bike)! Yes it’s really cool, and I’m so freaking excited to take pics of it. Cloud has 18 points of articulation! Cool! Mike gave it to me… he’s really generous to me, though I felt guilty that I treated him meanly … I mean I was very hot tempered yesterday… but I really thank him for his kindness. Whew, that was a major item wishlist crossed-out! I'll post some pics soon! Speaking of which, Oliver and I had fight last night, and it's all because of Cloud, i got really irritated with him because he wasn't careful in handling Cloud's sword, hmp! But we're okay now, i reminded him that i'm super sensitive when it comes to my anime collection...really hehehe...

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Yesterday, Fars asked me to accompany her at G4 Park. Bamboo had a concert. Well, I had nothing to do, and Friday night is always the best time to hangout late (despite the fact that I have a regular duty every Sat!). It’s been a while since I went out at a Friday night and I really miss it. Besides I wanted to check something at G4. So there, I watched another Bamboo gig, but I’m still not converted huh. Let me remind that I’m doing this for a friend. According to the ads, show starts at 7pm, but since we had experience waiting considerably longer at Winston Wings Tour, we learned our lesson. This time we didn’t hurry, we came past 7:00 PM. Well, we were right, the show haven’t started, but it was really crowded, and it was impossible for us to get in the front. Part of me is delighted, because I’ve promised I’ll never situate in a front seat/row (whatever), unless it’s a L`arc~en~ciel concert (speaking of Larc, I have some exciting tidbits later). But part of me feels sorry for Fars. She went all the trouble of preparing her camera hahaha.. Anyway, being a hard-headed kid that I am, I went forward despite the crowd and encouraged Fars to follow. There were benches which I though we could stand on, at least we could see Bamboo, but heck, standing on the bench was strictly prohibited, we were reprimanded (in a nice way) by the guard hehehe… oh well, at least we got a good position. Now about Bamboo, like I said, I’m still not converted. His songs are fine, but I don’t find them interesting. I love it though, whenever he’d sing songs of Rivermaya… last night he sang 3 Rivermaya songs (Kisapmata, Hinahanap Kita, and Ulan).
Anyway, after the show, I requested to drop by at Timezone G4, what I really wanted to check, were the latest games. And heck, I finally saw what Sherry was excitingly saying –House of the Dead 4! Damn, its graphics is way better than its preceding installments! And this time, the characters use machine guns! And with its very huge screen, this arcade game is sooooo cool! I wanted to try it so badly, but I’m broke, a game costs P25 already (for VIP card holders). And besides, the game was occupied. But Fars loaded my Power Card, and we played House of the Dead 2. Although I’ve finished this game twice (The 1st time, I was alone, I used I think 25-30 tokens. The 2nd, I had a partner, but we’re not acquainted, I used 5 tokens), I still find it exciting to play it every now and then. By the way, I’ve also finished House of the Dead 3 (a couple of weeks ago) this time Sherry was my partner and we used 11 tokens. Gosh, I can’t wait to lay my hands on that machine gun!

Whew, I’ll be on undertime today because I have to meet my cousin. Also, my sister is here right now, she had a chest x-ray then afterwards she’ll be off to the review center. Finally she decided to take the board exam. I pray that she’ll make it this time. I believe in her… funny, I am the most skillful amongst my siblings when it comes to academic exams, but I’m the only one with the course with no Board exam, even with the course I’m taking now, still no board exam hehehe….

Now going back to L`arc~en~ciel, last week I saw the PV of ‘Link’ at Animax. Damn, I’m sooo happy I finally got an update on them, I mean at least I know their latest looks. It seems they really drifted from their ‘dressy’ era. I’m so surprised to see Hyde in baggy pants. Not that baggy okay –hyde fans pls. don’t kill me- it’s just that I got used on him wearing either gothic skirt or fitted pants. And what’s with the funky hair huh? But I loved it so well. They look more westernized now (get-up) which I don’t really mind, Hyde is a real bishie no matter what. In fact, it seemed that he looked younger hehehe. Hmmm, ‘Link’ is the opening theme of FMA movie, I wonder if they did a PV of ‘Lost Heaven’…. Damn, I want to see that!

geez... i need a haircut...

Monday, April 03, 2006

Narcissistic mode on!!! Oh well, it's been a while since i uploaded pics! These are very fresh hehehe... and to date, i have 1588 pics in my Flash drive! Alright!
My boss requested me to drop by at the office because they’ll buy a pizza… so I borrowed Sherry’s Palm card… and good news, my missing earring was actually in her house, it seems I dropped it from my pouch when I went there a couple of weeks ago. Whew, thank goodness, I didn’t know how to explain to my mom… Anyways, today is a special day for me… I realized yesterday, when I was browsing old pictures, that significant events happen on the 3rd of April, well, at least for the past 3 years… Just to share:

April 3, 2003 – was the last time that Sherry, Sri and I watched anime together, it was a 2-day anime marathon actually, at Sri’s place… we watched Spiral, Chobits, Marmalade Boy, Pretear, Steel Angel Kurumi and Kare-kano…I felt mixed joy and sadness… joy because, well need I say more? We were watching anime and we had so many foods… chips and ice cream >.<
April 3, 2004 – Animax Carnival! The first anicon organized by Animax. And it was the very first time I saw Atom or Astroboy live! I was really happy of course. I was even able to shook hands with him TWICE!!! I had a picture with him too… and I also saw Koji Sawaii, the anime director of ‘//hack.legend of the twilight’…

April 3, 2005 – K** D****D K** hehehe, am I rising my reader’s curiosity? But this is the saddest of all… well, I’ve already talked about this a year ago (in my OFF-LINE journal)… it's been a year, but the pain is still here… *sigh*
And of course it's Nagi's birthday. Happy B-day Midii-kun!!! ===> okay, this is a repost, i did write it here, but i don't know why it was deleted... Hmmm weird... Nagi, i really wrote this part, as is... nways... I'm glad to know nababasa mo pala blog ko haha..

So far, nothing significant happens yet… if there is, I hope it’d be good… Right now I’m starving… can’t wait for that mozzarella stuffed pizza >.<

Sunday, April 02, 2006

It’s April’s Fools Day! Hmmm, so can I expect someone to trick me today? I’m home alright (Tanay). Waiii, missed my folks and of course my collection hehehe… I was surprised when I saw puppies… too many puppies hehehe… Majinboo and Hartie just gave birth… Hartie was 2 weeks ahead of Majinboo, damn those bitches hahaha! So who wants puppies? They’re ordinary dogs (native) though… but Hartie is half Chihuahua (is my spelling correct?)… my latest pictures count in my flash drive is 1546! Yeah! Hohum… gotta sleep now…hahaha., the moment i'm posting this, Oliver beside me is sleep talking, my silly brother hehe... oh, it's Sakura Kinimoto's birthday, my favorite heroine!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

I just want to share, it’s been a year since I had my ear pierced… I remember it so clearly… it was Easter Sunday…okay I don’t want to get sentimental now so I won’t go into details anymore…

I just finished the anime Beck… hmmm, not bad but nothing remarkable either… I liked the opening song… maybe if I’m someone who’s an AVID fan of rock bands…

Speaking of bands… I didn’t come home again this weekend… I’m cost cutting… being based in the province is quite expensive if you’re working in Metro Manila… I’m talking of transpo expenses. Anyways, last Saturday Fars invited me to go the Winston Wings Tour 2006 in Malate. They featured Bamboo, Parokya ni Edgar and Sugarfree. Its free… so I thought… why not… it’s not everyday that you’d see a free live performance of the country’s top bands. I am not a fan of local bands, as I have mentioned long before (I think) I only liked E-heads. But I do like some local band songs (random). Besides, I’ve always wanted to see a live performance of Parokya ni Edgar. I’ve always heard that they are really makulet. Well, I could tell just listening to their songs. So how was the concert? Well, one thing I’ve learned, if it says in the marketing collaterals and news plugging that the program would start at 7:00, it would actually start at 9:00 so don’t bother to come on time or earlier. Darn, Fars, Mike and I waited for more than 2 hours! Neil was lucky enough that he came around 9pm, he was still able to get some sleep. I just hope it’s not the case with major concerts, especially that of foreign performers. About the performers, I couldn’t say much about Sugarfree, I was actually bored with them… I think out of the 3, they were the band that sang the most numbers, or am I just that bored. I did like one of their song, I just don’t know the title, it says something –magpapaalam na ako sa aking kwarto…- then came Parokya ni Edgar, hahaha, I really had fun seeing them… they were really makulet. What’s really wonderful about them is that they keep on promoting fellow rock bands –kamikazee, sugarfree, bamboo, hale- etc. Chito (vocals) was even wearing a “maharot” shirt of kamikaze… I liked it! But I’m not a fan of their music, I only loved “halaga”. Their songs are good to hear for stimulation, I swear I’d always laugh hearing their songs… but nothing beyond that, it’s not something I’d want to hear for any season or mood. But I was so excited when they sang “Narda” (by Kamikazee), though they didn’t finish it, tsk, tsk… I’m really hooked to that song hehehe… Bamboo… uhmm, well their music is powerful, they have this distinctive style in music… but I couldn’t really appreciate it. But seeing Bamboo rock like that makes me want to jump and head bang… rock on yeah! Well I did like some of his songs during Rivermaya era (Awit ng Kabataan & 214). And Bamboo is really an eye candy, no wonder Fars is soooo addicted hehehe… Well, another thing I realized is that I’ll never situate near the speaker, or the front row. I love loud rock music, but I do not want to impair my hearing. Really, after the gig, my ears felt numb. I swear, I’m reserving to hear music THAT loud for L`Arc~en~ciel… hmmm, I wish when I get to Japan, they’re still active…

It’s Narda on my music player right now… I really like this phrase -awit na nanawagan, baka sakali napakikinggan, pag-ibig na palaisipan, sa kanta na lang idadaan. Nag-aabang sa langit, sa mga ulap sumisilip, sa likod ng mga tala, kahit sulyap lang Darna- haay…

Anyways, yesterday, it was a good thing I browsed my planner. I have forgotten that Eiga Sai was showing in CCP stated last Saturday. Too bad I missed it… oh well, I got to see a concert… and I was able to watch 2 movies yesterday anyway. Yay! back to J-culture! I stayed at Starbucks Vito Cruz while waiting, I know, I’m supposed to cut my expenses, but I’d die of heat stroke if I stayed at the boarding house for more than an hour. And I actually have 2 e-fans on huh, it doesn’t make any difference. Besides, my destination is CCP, it’ll be good, I’d be able to walk –exercise-…

The first film was entitled ‘A Summer Page’. It’s a story about 3 boys who set out on a mountain climbing one summer day to fulfill a promise with their sensei who died a year ago. Japanese kids are the cutest I swear hehehe… I just love the sight of young boys in super-short shorts -nosebleeds- hehehe… basically the story tackles puberty, friendship and courage… nothing new actually but I just have this soft spot on childhood friendships. I have a lot of things missed during childhood, and having friends is just one of it. I do have playmates –neighbors- but friends are different… being a loner that I am, I never really experienced hanging out with friends when I was a kid. Letters, I think is very common that time. I remember reading Sherry’s friend letters during her gradeschool and highschool days… and I really can’t help feeling envious, because I never had those kinds of letters… I laughed at every message her friends and classmates told to her… they are nothing but silliness and innocence in deed… but they are memories… and I know that I was once as silly and innocent as them. Don’t get me wrong, I had a happy childhood I swear, but it’s just that I had no social life… well I did have letters during highschool, but they came from my siblings and relatives hehehe…While waiting for the next I roamed around CCP. I just love that place. A very suitable place for drifting from reality, just seeing the artworks on display in the halls makes me feel proud of Filipinos’ talent… There wss an ongoing ballet performance at one of the theaters… I saw some child ballet dancers… cute… but I didn’t watch, there was an entrance fee so…

The next film was “Young Girls in Love”, this time girls huh. The title says it all though, a story of 4 girls in love. I want to talk more about it but I don’t have the time now, I’m on a hurry right now…

Oh well, gotta go.

-awit na nanawagan, baka sakali napakikinggan, pag-ibig na palaisipan, sa kanta na lang idadaan. Nag-aabang sa langit, sa mga ulap sumisilip, sa likod ng mga tala, kahit sulyap lang Darna-