Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Not in any Particular Order...

THIRTEEN RANDOM THINGS YOU LIKE
13. Swords
12. Video games
11. Movies
10. Digital Cameras, video and still
9. Apple G5 PowerMac
8. Apple G4 Powerbook Laptop
7. Apple iPod U2 edition
6. Comics
5. Ninjas
4. Scorpion, the Mortal Kombat character
3. Music, alternative, rock, ska.
2. Japanese Katana
1. Baseball

TWELVE GREAT MOVIES
12. Macross Plus
11. Ninja Scroll
10. Spider-Man 2
9. X2
8. Shaun of the Dead
7. Kill Bill
6. Battle Royale
5. About a Boy
4. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
3. Casablanca
2. Citizen Kane
1. High Fidelity

ELEVEN GOOD BANDS/ARTISTS
11. New Order
10. Pearl Jam
9. Nirvana
8. Save Ferris
7. Metallica
6. U2
5. The Sex Pistols
4. Interpol
3. Utada Hikaru
2. The Clash
1. The Cure

TEN THINGS ABOUT YOU
10. I still like Rob Liefeld's art, just like I like flashy, "all-surface", kewl art.
9. Used to like pop music, namely Michael Jackson. I still respect him, but only and strictly as an artist.
8. I am obssessed with Paul Walker's Nissan Skyline from 2 Fast 2 Furious.
7. I have a tendency to get "crushes" on anime/cartoon characters.
6. I. Am. Not. Rich.
5. While I do not like war, I am somehow fascinated with guns, camouflage, military vehicles,tactics, and other related info.
4. I am obssessed with tuyo.
3. Back in the day, as I watched TV, I used to imagine I was one of the Maskmen.
2. When I was a wee lad, I used to take out the tires of my Transformers cars like Jazz and Sideswipe, and chew them. I liked the taste, and I still fondly remember it. I was probably exploring the world with my senses, although I was already four years old... Not so wee...
1.Keira Knightly is going to marry me.

NINE FRIENDS NUNG KABATAAN
9. Ace Espiritu
8. JM Abesa
7. Lio Mangubat
6. John Paul Jurilla
5. Jobert Aquino
4. Noel Singson
3. Nico Boromeo
2. Paolo Magat
1. Meechoy Elegado

EIGHT FAVORITE FOODS/DRINKS
8. Bacon Cheeseburgers
7. Pepperoni Pizza
6. Fried Chicken
5. Arroz Caldo from either KFC or Via Marre
4. Roated Garlic & Shrimp Pizza from Yellow Cab
3. Marinara Pasta
2. Shrimps
1. A&W Rootbeer Floats

SEVEN THINGS YOU WEAR DAILY (aside from clothes)
7. Dog tags
6. Contact Lenses/Glasses
5. Scapular

SIX THINGS THAT MAKE YOU HAPPY
6. Video Games
5. Good Music
4. Good jokes
3. Money. Admit it, you're also happy when you're given money!
2. Being given comics
1. Winning in video games

FIVE SHOWS YOU WATCH
6. CSI: New York
5. Justice League/Justice League Unlimited
4. Teen Titans
3. The Simpsons
2. Jack and Bobby
1. The OC

FOUR THINGS THAT IRRITATE YOU
4. George W. Bush
3. Tactlessness
2. Self-righteous people
1. Negative outlooks on the world and man,

THREE CELEBRITIES YOU ADMIRE
3. Tom Cruise
2. John Cusack
1. James Hetfield

TWO PEOPLE ON FRIENDSTER WHOM YOU INVITED FIRST
Can't remember...

ONE GREATEST FEAR IN LIFE
1. A failure of a life.

Saturday, October 23, 2004

December 14, 2004

Waiting for the above date?

In the meantime, you can drool over this.

Friday, October 22, 2004

You gotta be a Star Trek nut in order to get the PVP joke today.

And Power Pack is back...

Friday, October 15, 2004

A GAJILLION TIMES BETTER THAN RAGNAROK!!!

One MMORPG will rule them all...

Why?

It's got ninjas...

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Geeks, Mark your Calendars!

THIS is coming out on December 14.

And while you're at it, buy me this. =)

Christopher Reeve died last Sunday. He suffered a heart attack and lapsed into a coma Saturday, and his heart gave on Sunday. You all know about the accident that paralyzed him. But he was determined to walk again, and I believed him.

Because many years ago, he made me believe a man can fly.

To Christopher Reeve. Not be a man of steel, but truly a hero. May he forever fly with the angels.



Monday, October 11, 2004

Showdown

Hey! Yankees vs Red Sox this Tuesday! Wednesday morning Manila time!!!

Friday, October 08, 2004

Insomnia

I spent the entire day in the apartment. For the first time, I did not go out to enojy Manhattan. I decided to take a break, and just rest at home.

Right now, I can't seem to fall asleep. My head's already buzzing, telling me to hit the couch and call it a night.

But the neighbours are pretty noisey. Either they're early birds or night owls (no, the Watchman is Nite Owl!!!).

And I just realized I might have a spending problem. It might've been obvious since college, and with an expensive hobby like comics, with weekly trips to the comics shop... Well, I was able to adjust because many basic needs were taken care off before.

Not the case here. New York, for all its beauty, is a very expensive city. It's two dollars, over a hundred pesos, for a one-way ride on a bus or a subway, and for a shorter distance than Sucat to Makati. Food's also expensive, because the price of labor is also high, and minimum wage laws ae enforced and followed.

And I spent over one hundred dollars on comics. I spent over twenty in Red Bank, and I spent around seventy last weekend in the New York book fair. Then there are the weekly trips for the monthlies (different titles at different weeks), and the BotI and Scott Pilgrim trades I bought. It's a good thing my aunt feeds me dinner, but I still gotta buy lunch.

So with ten days left, and around seventy dollars left, it looks like I'll have to go uber thrifty and pick my battles. No more of those by-the-pound meals, stick with Taco Bell value meals and McDonalds dollar menu. And definitely no trades.

It's another eye-opener in a series of eye-openers on this trip. So sorry, guys who I said I buy stuff for... My wallets almost empty.