Thursday, August 5, 2010

The New Love of My Life

These are the new love(s) of my life:

Kylie and King at 3 months.

The white with brown and black is Kylie. She was born April 22, 2010 (birthday of my sister). I bought her from my landlady and got her on June 19.

The black one with the tuxedo pattern (on the chest) is King. She was born April 24, 2010. I got him a week after I got Kylie since I noticed that Kylie seems sad when I leave for work everyday.

King is very affectionate and often follows me around the house. He likes to have his belly rubbed and would often lie with his belly exposed for me to rub. Kylie, on the other hand, is more independent. She also follows me around but only after King ran up to me. Further, she would usually stop two to three human steps from me (unlike King who rans up and stays near my feet). She's seems headstrong and independent and more curious. Often, she would sit in the balcony and watch the comings and goings of vehicles and people on the street below.

King likes to bark when he wants to be let out of the playpen. He barks and barks if I'm looking. If I turn around or go out of the room, he barks, then stops when he figures I'm not letting him out. Kylie just sits there and lets King do all the barking. Why strain her vocal chords when she can just let King do all the work but share in the reward (being let out)?

Friday, May 28, 2010

Electronic numbers

200+ gb of porn
132+ gb of PSP games
124+ gb of tv shows and movies
96+ gb downloading
45+ gb of movies
35+ gb of music
21+ gb of backup for office laptop
16 gb of backup for personal laptop
8+ gb of pictures
60+ gb of other files in laptop and
73 gb of other files in external disk.

Summarizes my electronic life.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Bits and Pieces

Yesterday, we finally had the results of the annual physical exam taken last April 28.

Blood count: ok
Urine analysis: needs further test for UTI (hmmm, must be because of too much softdrinks)
Stool analysis: none (didn't bring a sample kasi)
Chest x-ray: ok
BMI: overweight (it's 28 which is more than the 25 maximum for men)

In celebration of having clear lungs, I smoked a cigarette.

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I remember when I was in grade 4, our teacher was discussing parity rights (during period of reconstruction after WWII) and Pilipino Muna. Then she asked which we prefer. Understandably, almost all of my classmates answered Pilipino Muna. I kept silent thinking that to childish minds, Pilipino Muna is definitely the better policy (which maybe true). But they hadn't thought of the different contexts in which these two policies were brought about. What a precocious child I was!

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About a month since I had my first session for root canal, my dentist called me because I haven't been back for a long time. I went there this afternoon. More drilling, x-ray, scraping, injecting fluids and putting temporary cement on my tooth. Monday will be the last session and she'll close up that tooth for good.

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When I was in grade one, we were given our report cards for our parents to sign. I would always give it to my mother since my father's signature is "madumi" while my mother's signature is neat. Looking at my signature now (which evolved through time and which is made shorter and more "pangit" by having to sign checks), I realize my father's signature is much better to look at.

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A highschool classmate is engaged to be married. Who would have thought that he'll be marrying. Back then, he was outwardly the gayest of our class.

(Even back then, his girl friends say he isn't gay. Maybe it's true after all).

Monday, May 10, 2010

"who cares?"

"Who cares?"

This is a comment I received from an anonymous reader of my post on Andrew Knowlton.

Somehow, that comment got me annoyed, frustrated and even saddened.

In a normal (person-to-person) conversation, those two word would be quite offensive. However, in a normal conversation, there is a chance that they were uttered because it was your fault. You could be talking too much about yourself, talking of petty or unnecessary things, failing to keep the other person's attention or failing to notice that he/she doesn't give a damn what you're talking about.

For a blog, I find this comment inexcusably offensive. For one, a blog is a person's thoughts or ideas (at least mine is). It is not forced on anyone and you don't have to read what the blog says if you don't feel like it. I (or any blogger) can blog on and on and it shouldn't matter because I'm not forcing my ideas on anyone. But to comment "who cares?" on a blog that nobody forced someone to read is like insisting that someone talk to you and then rudely put them down with an "I don't care what you're talking about". So rude.

Anyway, to all commenters out there, avoid bad comments that are uncalled for.

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The comment needed my approval before posting and I decided to approve it anyway as a reminder of how ________ (insert adjective) some people can be.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Top Design 2

I downloaded Top Design season 1 (season 2 was already shown on cable TV and I have its DVD). Because of this, I was inspired again to do some makeoever of my apartment.

First part, I added some wallpaper to my dark bookcase.

The wallpaper makes the wallpaper look lighter but somehow a little more cluttered looking. I still need to learn how to style a bookcase properly.

Next top is my bedroom. This is how it looks like before:

After wallpapering, this is how it looks like:

Ok, I arranged the bed better but somehow, the white and blue stone inspired wallpaper made the room cooler (as in less heat).

I'll be adding a contrasting color on the top as a sort of "trimming". I hope it will look good.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Living Dirty Like a Bachelor

Eversince I got my Smart Bro unlimited internet, I haven't done much housekeeping.

I haven't washed the dishes for almost 2 weeks. The TV console is full of dust. Some trash litter the floor. Dirty clothes are on the railing and on the chairs. Computer peripherals and cable hog the table that is pulled close to the bed (so I can surf the net and then fall asleep while or after doing that).

The thing is, I kinda like it. It's like living like a straight dirty bachelor.

Maybe I'm straight after all...

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Leaving Friendster

Friendster is barely surviving.

About a year ago, majority of my family and high school friends were still in friendster. I still have friendster bookmarked in my laptop.

My family discovered facebook and the joys of farmville. My high school classmates and friends somehow migrated to facebook. I reformatted my computer several times and no longer included friendster in my bookmarks.

A social networking site works only if majority of the people you know are there. It also relies on the number of its users and how often they visit and update the site. Friendster lost these.

I am now a happy facebook user and very rarely visit friendster (I think I visited friendster only today after a few months).

Friendster will die, sooner or later.

What a Shocker!!!

Really, what a shocker! My eyes have been opened.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

I Know Him so Well

Below is a video of I Know Him so Well as sung by Elaine Paige and Barbra Dickson:

Wonderful song

Wonderful voices

Terrible hair

Terrible clothes (looks like they appear in Dynasty)

Terrible setting (they're in a disco? or just a home with neon lights? and in those clothes?)

So 80s. It's better to just close your eyes and listen rather than watch and find everything you see funny.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Clash of the Titans

Yesterday, I watched Clash of the Titans in Greenbelt 3 with my father. (He went to Manila with me last Saturday night so he can watch Clash of the Titans in 3d).

I didn't have high expectations for this movie and yet I still came away disappointed. The movie is not bad but I think other epic movies have done far far better than this.

For one, the 3D effect are so few that I believe it wouldn't have made a difference had I watched it in regular 2D. (Actually, I would be less disappointed with the movie if I watched in regular 2D since I wouldn't be expecting Avatar-like 3D. (Like most movies of large budget released after Avatar, I think Clash of the Titans added some 3D scenes to their regularly filmed movies so it can cheat customers out of more bucks).

Another thing, watching the movie makes me think that this is a ripoff of Lord of the Rings in many ways. The walk from Argos to the three witches seems like the long journey from the Rivendell to Mordor; the scense of stone-faced people riding the scorpion things are very much like the big-elephant riding mercenaries of the Battle of Gondor. (Lord of the Rings, being a great movie, ruined all subsequent epic movies).

Sam Worthington - first thought: was he cast in this movie because of his acting chops in front of a greenscreen in Avatar? Performance-wise, couldn't judge since my thought all along the movie was he was hired because of his "experience" in front of a greenscreen.

Gemma Atterton - pretty lady. Why does she have to wear a dirty (gray) mop over her one-shouldered dress?

Tony Hoult (the guy who played Eusebios) - he's kinda cute. I was wondering why he was in the movie - seems out of place. Was he put there because he is a boylet of the director/casting director/producer?

Over-all, I was disappointed. This should be watched only in 2D.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Turning 30 Next Year

I just turned 29 last March 25th. Next year I'll be turning 30 and am wondering if I've done anything worthwhile in my life.

Holy week reflection, Jesus began His ministry when he was 30th and died on his 33rd year yet he made such an impact on the world.

Hopefully, it's not too late to start making an impact.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Turning 29

Today I turned 29.

I'm reminded that I'm getting older and older with seemingly nothing to show for it.

I'm getting the feeling that I have not accomplished any great thing yet.

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I'm thankful for a well-paying job that pays the bills (if I thoroughly enjoy it is another matter).

I'm thankful for a loving family.

I'm thankful for a loving bf.

I'm thankful for good friends.

And I'm thankful for being alive.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Refuge during a Zombie Plague

I was looking at stuff in and found this picture:

It's supposedly a hunting lodge somewhere in Iceland.

This would be perfect in a period when zombies would overrun the earth (which in my mind is like a dream I'd like to see happening). There's no electricity (but if zombies do overrun the earth, there will be no electricity since noone will man the power stations) and water is collected from the rain.

(Somewhere along the linked pages, I found this page: Coincidence).

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Joining Twitter

I finally joined twitter.

This after months or a year of hearing about it.

I don't expect anyone to follow my twits (twits doesn't sound good).

I will also not twit each and every thing I do.

Just want an outlet for thoughts that are too short for a full blog post.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

After weeks of playing Locoroco 2, I finally completed my Mui Mui House:

This is considering that I have to replay the game from the start due to a saved data corruption when I updated my firmware.

Now all I need to complete the game are:

- complete Loco berries in Perculoca 1 (so hard to reach some berries) and BuiBui Fort 3 (hard to complete the stage - did it once with 19 berries)
- the minimovie and free stamp rewarded for completing the berries in the two stages above
- Getting the 4 more music for the Mui Mui House (I think by beating Bui Bui in the race in Kelapton 2, BuiBui Fort 3 and some other stages)
- Completing stamps (I think I need about 12 to 13 more stamps).

Whew! When can I finish it?

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Eternal Youth

Just watched Dorian Gray starring Ben Barnes (the cute long-haired guy from Narnia - Prince Caspian).

Makes me envy and want to have eternal youth. Especially if I look like him.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

"I Hate the World Today"

Today at work, I was feeling anti-social.

I disliked many things (not literal things but ideas).

The reason - I was depressed. Maybe still am. Looking for validation in my life. That it is worth living. That if and when I go, somebody will miss me and even when I leave a place, some people will remember me fondly.

(Not suicidal. I'm not passionate enough to be suicidal).

Saturday, February 13, 2010

PSP Firmware Upgrade

I bought my PSP slim (officially PSP 2000) about 2 years ago.

Last week, I finally was able to download some new games through the magic of torrents. I downloaded the very delightful Locoroco 2 (much better than the first), patapon 1 and 2, silent hill shattered memories, locoroco midnight carnival (demo game only as I found out). Silent Hill and Locoroco 2 did not work properly on my PSP since apparently, it was ripped from original game using the later PSP homebrews (hacked program).

Yesterday,I finally upgraded the firmware my PSP to the new one (my original firmware was 3.71 m33-2 which I upgraded to 5.50 gen-d3.

The PSP hack was quite easy to do. The website for PSP hacks have all the right links for downloading and even a video tutorial on how to do it.

Finally, Silent Hill Shattered Memories works on my PSP though very slow. The only downside was my save data for locoroco 2 (almost complete except for buibui fort 3 - 20 loco berries, 3 mui muis, 23 or 28 moja bunyos), completion of loco berries in perculoka 1 and kelapton 3, 2 stamp sheets, several stamps and a few other things. Now I have to start again on this game.

I figured this is a small price to pay for the sense of having successfully upgraded my PSP on my own.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Relic from an Artistic Past

When I was a child, my artistic abilities were above that of a regular kid. In elementary, I was getting high marks in the subject called MAPE (music, arts and PE) but I was always second best to this classmate of mine (who was also gay - artistry must run in the blood). But then, I was number one in all other subjects so what's let him has glory.

I made the drawing above when I was in grade 3 or 4. I used a box of pastel crayons that my brother brought me and I copied the girl in the cover of my very first photo album.

My mother put my drawing on the inside door of their closet and somehow it has survived almost 2 decades inside that closet door. Hmmm...

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Provincial Business

Today is my parent's 39th wedding anniversary. So we (my older brother and sister) went home here in Quezon.

I generally do not like going back here for many reasons, among them is the boredom (there are not that many lights on the streets and the people in our house were asleep to total darkness by 9pm).

So to keep myself busy, I took advantage of the the full-time internet connection here. I was able to complete the download of the four albums of Libera, an album of Beyonce (all the single ladies! all the single ladies!) and some porn.

At least I get some personal time at home.

One of My Dogs

I really want to have dog but due to space constraints in my apartment, I have to settle for a toy dog.

I'd call him Terry (coming from a Boston terrier) but I don't know if he's supposed to be a Boston Terrier. So for now, he'll just be Dog (like Cat in Breakfast at Tiffany's).