Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

They Make Good Girls Go Bad

At least that's what their song says. My thoughts in their mall concert in Trinoma:

  • Ayala Mall concerts tend to be quite stiff. Kids are not allowed to stand up on their seats to go have fun and just be wild. There are actually seats and you can't stand lest you want the security people all over to glare at ya and give you some uhmm..glaring.
  • I hope Cobra Starship gang was not disappointed by the lack of audience participation, the number of audience and how small the venue was. I hope all the die-hard fans made up for all those because they loved and enjoyed every second of it.
  • They are all adorable I wanna hug them! Before I used to believe that Gabe is the prettiest among the Cobra boys but no, after some research and stalking done, I found out that I like Alex Suarez more. And Ry too. Heehee.
  • I hope they liked the Marty's vegetarian chicharon some fan threw at the stage (Gabe opened it and passed around haha).
  • I wished Ayala (or maybe Trinoma only) played some decent music while the artists and their fans were having their pictures taken. IT WAS BOR-ING. Feeling ko hindi sila masyadong handa susme, nakatayo lang ang mga boys and girls, medyo magulo pa ata ang CD signing, etc.
  • Umuuga ang Trinoma pag tumatalon ang mga kids. SCARY.
  • Will memorize that Guilty Pleasure dance moves now na!
By the way, it was my first time to watch a concert alone. No fun 'cos I can't scream for fear of being regarded as insane/weird. You know the drill here.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

On Meeting Neil Gaiman

Last night, perhaps, is another one of those nights that will be forever etched in my memory, and in a good way. I dragged the Cheese to Rockwell Powerplant Mall (though I know very well that he has work later that night and he hasn't slept a wink yet) to watch the 3rd Philippine Graphic/Fiction Awards where Neil Gaiman himself will grace the stage and hand the awards to all the winners.

When I decided to go to Rockwell, I was somehow content with the thought of just seeing Mr. Neil Gaiman himself even from afar. But then when he said that Fully Booked will choose 100 lucky individuals for free book signing after the awards show via electronic raffle, of course a sudden surge of hope enveloped me. I can have a chance. Just register at the entrance and pray with all our might that our name be called.

My name was never called. But the Cheese's name was. Lucky number 36. And I SUPER thank the Lord for that. Of course the Cheese gave the number passes to me after claiming it.

I was sooo nervous, excited, happy and scared all at the same time as the line to Mr. Gaiman's table got shorter and shorter. All around us hundreds of fans were milling around, looking and sometimes begging for some random person whom they can give their books/comics for Neil to sign to and I am happy to report that there was no shortage of kind people that night.

Most of my other Gaiman books were on loan so I only have Good Omens with but at the last moment, since I believed that there will be no other chance quite like this in the near future, I shelled out what little money I had that night to buy the comics version of Neverwhere.

I was amazed that when my turn finally came, I didn't buckle nor melted on the floor like what I've been imagining all throughout the line. I actually made a small conversation with Neil and had the courage and boldness to ask him to hug me because I know that if I don't I can never forgive myself for being a wimp. Ha!

My I-can't-believe'I'm-hugging-Neil-Gaiman moment.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you dear Lord for granting a chance, thank you to the Cheese for coming with me to that event, thank you Mr. Neil Gaiman for coming back, for accommodating all your fans, for being terribly and genuinely nice and pleasant and for reading those poems to us last night. You're right, we owe it to each other to tell stories.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Pacman Prevails!

Though the sight of Chavit Singson behind you utterly irritates me, I am no doubt proud of you Manny for keeping your game on and always doing your best. Pilipinas represent!

Photo from Yahoo! News.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Kambini!

This beautiful image came out from your lens. You might look old and overly used now for a point and shoot (hello two years old!) but you're still my dearest Kambini. We've gone to tons of adventures and embarked on numerous travels but you hung on. I owe you that much and the least I can do is to keep you safe and in one piece for the next decade, if granted.

The only downside here is you're still 50% unpaid. Ha! Japan and a good friend gave me a great deal but I wasn't able to keep up. SHOOT!

Gulugod Baboy sunset taken March 6, 2010.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Precious Fragmentation*

Sheldon: “One Ring to rule them all.”
Raj: “One Ring to find them.”
Howard: “One Ring to bring them all.
Leonard: “And in the darkness bind them.”
Raj: …Holy crap, are we nerdy.

Episode 17 of my favorite The Big Bang Theory series. Can't get enough.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Paramore in Manila

I suppose I was an embarassment to most Paramore fans inside and outside the venue. I was like familiar with very few songs, some of which I didn't even know the title! But still, it was an amazing night.

Paramore is awesome. Hayley Williams can kick arses with her energy and love for fans. Promise you will come back, just like you kept saying last night, and I will promise to learn more about the band and memorize the songs.

Now excuse me while I go get my shovel..

Monday, March 08, 2010

Pink Vader

A giant pink Vader painting on display at Liongoren Gallery in Cubao. Very cool!

Friday, March 05, 2010

Tuesday, March 02, 2010


In my next life, I want to have Thomas J as my best friend. But he will live so we can grow old together maybe not as lovers but definitely as best friends.