Christmas damn near.
I kill U
Location: SMX Convention Center
Models: Julliette and Loise
Shot by: Jonver David
All rights reserved 2010
Location: Manila Bay
Model: Ame Calix
*This shot was taken using Sony Cybershot W120
All rights reserved 2010
*This photo was taken using a Sony Cybershot W120*
All rights reserved 2010
I have this habit of reading blogs before I make a post myself. This helps me 1.) relax, 2.) gather ideas, 3.) gather inspiration, and 4.) help me believe in myself. This is kinda quirky of me, and yes consumes time before I finally come up with a post. It dawned to me though if other bloggers do this also.
Since it’s a bulk of input that I have, I thought of reblogging things the blogs I read said. I wanted to share to the world, not only my finds, but also my co-blogger’s who do not just write good, but has plenty to share also. But that’s what tumblr‘s for, so instead of simply reblogging them, I came up with a Guest Bloggers section.
With these, I thought, I can at least gather a number of good writers to write in my blog, to share themselves to my readers. It’s kinda giving you a sampler of the menu of writers that I read. I listed about twenty friends of mine who I follow and read, sms’d them of this little project of mine, and sent some guidelines if ever they’re interested. At first, I didn’t really even expect there would be replies, but hey whaddya know, there replied one good soul.
So before the month of September this 2010 ends, before finals week kicks in, before you isolate yourself from the outer world for reviewing and doing your thesis, and before the much-colder Ber months come, here I, with all pride, present to you my very first — but nevertheless very good — guest blogger, Patricia San Jose.
Please stay tuned to the guest bloggers section, I have people, really good writers, coming up.
One question left to ask though: who do you wanna see write a guest entry here? Comment your suggestions below. Thanks!
Last night was a blast at the advanced screening of Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole at Megamall Cinema 1 with none other than but the Hoot Owls.
I was invited by my friend Colwin together with the members of Owl City Philippines (fondly, Hoot Owls.)
Apparently, Adam Young’s song To the Sky is featured in the movie, hence the rave from the fans (aside from they’re owls, hoot!) Some of them I’ve known since Adam’s short gig here in the Philippines last March. Here’s To the Sky by Owl City.
Anyway, the movie is directed by Zack Snyder (on his first take on animated film) and is based on the book by Kathryn Lasky — Guardians of Ga’hoole. The movie showcased the first three books in a collection of 15. The plot revolves around the story of two brothers Kludd and Soren and their quest for, well, flying which eventually led to a heavier purpose than just to fly and hunt. They were birdnapped by dugyot owls who call themselves the Pure Ones and there starts an adventure and friendship they have never imagined in their 360-degree-revolving heads.
The cinematography in general was great, extensively using 3D graphics. Some of the scenes were overrated I think, on my very subjective opinion only, of course. I like that not all the scenes are giving, since this is a kid’s story after all. It reserves some mystery and gives kids time to use their minds while watching. The story is childish, but packed full of morals, that kids, and kids-at-heart, will truly appreciate.
And yes, this is another good versus bad movie. Always a hit for the kids. I won’t be giving any more spoilers because I want you to catch it on September 24, 2010. Bring the whole family for a wonderful movie time together. Fall in love with Eglantine (our favorite owl.)
Moreover, the event was hosted by DJ Slyde of 99.5RT. Our exclusive passes also are courtesy of RT. Thanks for having us! Thanks also to OCPH for inviting me, it was a great evening with you guys (only that the org’s moderator went home early. Grace! You missed a whole lotta fun!)
The whole gang, camwhoring.
And we headed straight to where what I call brain food is manufactured to catch some late dinner.
I hope to catch up with you guys soon. Hoot!
For more owls, please welcome the O RLY OWL!
Yesterday, Sunday, I went to MOA to meet some of my cosplayer friends.
It was the Best of Anime 2010 at the SMX Convention Center, and cosplayers, cosplay hawkers, yaoi-loving people, gamers, photographers, anime lovers, enthusiasts, junkies, and simple oglers all marched there — with the sale in MOA going on, and another event in SMX. The MOA complex is inexplicably crowded and I am starting to have claustrophobia.
But still, good thing that I joined the crowd, because I got to hit two birds with one stone! I’ve been eyeing to go to the 31st Manila International Book Fair, also in SMX. It was their last day there. So I dragged the cosplayers in the fair first.
There are several booths, and even some creative ones.
Here are some of my finds:
And look! My first nominee for the Search for the 2011 Planner is from IBON foundation.
And after an hour or so of circling around the fair, we went upstairs to look for other friends. And yes, the search for one but one cosplayer! SKY!!! YES! And that day. That was just one very lucky day! I just don’t know who was he cosplaying though.
Notable cosplayers that day (some I know, some I do not.)
Some playing around
I am supposedly doing my debut in cosplay on that day, but my funds got used up with all the thesis, and duties, and other academic stuff I would shun away from talking about here. So yeah, no cosplay til next month.
P.S. When in MOA, I have this habit of going to Quickly to buy Taro Milk Tea. It was a habit I formed after knowing that Quickly Milk Tea is only available on select branches. Although yes, I can find other milk tea joints in other places, but Quickly Taro Milk Tea still has a different taste and feel in the mouth. ALSO I was about to meet up Ame and have milk tea near her dorm in Taft (just in front of St. Scholastica’s College) after knowing that Zen Tea has another branch there. MILK TEA CRAVING? Yes!
Yesterday was the start of our Humanities class show && tell again.
We get to choose an artist of choice, profile them and review some of their works. Simple. Every week, one group will present every meeting, and this is for an exemption in the Final Exams — in which I will shamelessly beg Prof. Ferrer – Magat to please consider exempting the whole class ^___________________^
Anyway, Group 1 presented the tantalizing, ever so dashing Dr. Professor Michael M. Young.
He is a part-time professor in the UP Diliman College of Music, UST, and St. Paul University of Manila among others. He is a half Filipino, half German national. He is also a model (well, that seems given,) endorser, and most of all a full-time lover of the Saxophone.
The group was able to bring their artist of choice in class, and it was just so magical to hear a live saxophone performance — one thing would be it’s free (I haven’t heard a saxophone performance outside posh hotels and theatres that sold student-unfriendly prices,) and the other would be it’s in our classroom. Professors from the Institute of Arts and Sciences hounded the place and also people from the Literature Society scouted just to witness such rare opportunity to have an intimate afternoon with Dr. Young.
He did a talk on what a saxophone is. For noobs, yes it’s quite technical. But for the ladies (and the lady-feeling) who just sought every detail of his visage — maybe he just have to keep on talking.
After which he graced us with a most indulgent performance. The classroom started to have a hotel lounge atmosphere.
Can you see the kilig in our professor’s face? Yes, that smile.
Anyway, to end the event formally, the group, along with some of the faculty present presented a certificate of appreciation to Dr. Young — and an amazing painting made personally by a member of the faculty of Institute of Architecture and Fine Arts, Prof. Candido Manarpiiz, a good friend of Professor Magat. What a wonderful gift, I say.
The event was made possible by the BSN 110 Class Group 1 in cooperation with the Literature Society, the Department of Literature and Humanities, and the Institute of Arts and Sciences.
Thank you Dr. Michael M. Young for simply stunning us for that afternoon. May your music live through the passion that you feed it. Truly, the saxophone and you are one.
P.S. It’s not law, it’s not nursing, it’s not nursing, it’s the arts. Young, 2010
This is too late for the Manila Design Week contribution by Bratpack.
And I’ve seen it in Monday mag.
Saab did it, too. As well as Pat (although I’d like to think that in a parallel universe I conceived it to do first. Bitter? AMP! HAHA!) Here’s some evidence:
Yes that was a cheap shot, I know.
And tonight, I decided to do it. Hahaha, and as Pat would put it – Feeling VIP lang.
I didn’t think there was that many stuff in my bag — everyday!
Ateneo jacket over Jansport White && Gray Bag
From L-R: Toshiba NB205 (fondly Toshi), Black notebook for notes with lots of handouts, [next line] Wallet from Oxygen, Coin purse from somewhere north, Eyemo for red eyes, pair of gray mist contacts with grade, ice cream lip balm from HK, Everyone’s a hero baller, white PQI flash drive, mercury drug plastic with biogesic inside, FEU-IN bookmark, [next line] Stabilo pencils, Mongol pencil, Tombow pen, Apache marker, green highlighter, Faster multicolored pen (for duties), green staples, stapler, keys, Orion correction tape, Stabilo eraser, [next line] earphones, school ID, watch. Whew!
From L-R: Starbucks 2010 Planner with lots of handouts again, pair of thick black rim glasses, [next line] Defend Press Freedom tickler, Yellow pad, Toshi’s charger, face towel (I get SO sweaty everyday,) watch, nameplate, FEU lanyard.
And that’s basically the mess that is my bag. I’d like a spacier bag sometimes. Stay tuned for v2!