Daily Archives: September 22, 2010

New segment!

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!

A Night with Owls

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.)

From L-R: Ruth, Carl, Michael, Paola, Dan, and Colwin

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.)

Super cute Eglantine!

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!)

Grace was supposed to be in the middle of Colwin and Carl

The whole gang, camwhoring.

The Mean Boys: Jonver, Michael, and Colwin

Courtesy of Ms. Paola Tocante

And we headed straight to where what I call brain food is manufactured to catch some late dinner.

Asian pose!

I hope to catch up with you guys soon. Hoot!


For more owls, please welcome the O RLY OWL!