Project 52: Week 7/52

For Enzo, who is obsessed with cars. 😀


Geek out Sunday!

Attended Renaissance last Sunday at Megamall, which is like Manila’s own Comic Con. Sharkboy and I literally geeked out at all these Comic Book artists in one place, mingling and being so nice to all their fans.

Love your own! These Pinoy comic book artists are unsung heroes. We should pay tribute to them more. Do you know that a LOT of our artists have worked for Disney, Pixar, Marvel and DC? We need more publicity for these guys. Let’s give equal exposure to them for being so great and whooping some serious ass in the international comic book/cartoon scene.

Anyway, here’s our Geek Out Sunday, in pictures.

Started the day with a delicious Almon Marina lunch.

Then a quick visit to Toy Kingdom

Sharkboy photobombing The Hulk.

Off to Renaissance! Here’s the original Alaska boy art. 😀

First “victim” of our geekery: Budjette Tan of Trese fame!
We had him sign ALL of our Trese copies. WOOT.

Plus this:  The Last Datu

(He has no idea he’ll be ripped in half in Siege#2!)

Some Kate Beckinsale for you guys. 😉

Here we go. Paolo Fabregas and LEINIL YU!!!


Jiggy Cruz was there too!

Kajo Baldisimo!

Leinil Yu + Gerry Alanguilan (who drew a chicken head on my Elmer copy!)

We topped our day with YUMMY sweet treats from Iceberg’s.

Aaaand THAT’S how geeks spend a perfect day. ❤

I knew there was something cute happening

… when Sharkboy picked me up from work yesterday, texting, “Andito na kami.” (We’re here!) Knowing that he wasn’t picking me up with anyone else, I thought it was just a typo, but I was curious, nevertheless.

In the car, Sharkboy was acting his usual hyper self. Then he reached behind me and gave me 2 dolls! Oh! An extension of Valentine’s? I took the dolls and got a jolt of delight. They weren’t just dolls. They were uncannily familiar. HEEHEE. ❤

That’s me and Sharkboy!


Any more doubters???

HEE. I melted in a puddle of hyperventilating girlfriend after I saw the dolls.
They’re just sooooo cute!

Lookit the goatee!

Munster hat and bangs! HEE!

When I calmed down enough to be sensible, Sharkboy told me that these dolls are called Manikako dolls. He had them customized, and volunteers create these dolls from “retasos” or scrap cloth. Proceeds go to charity. Isn’t it awesome? A sweet V-day gift with charitable intent! ❤

If you want to have your own customized dolls made, you can check out their site.

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart)

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

– ee cummings

When you find a Love that lets you get mushy in the same way as this poem, DON’T EVER LET GO.
When you find someone who can hold your hand, make you hopeful even when there are fears for the future, DON’T LET GO.

When you find a Love that lets you get geeky, let’s you have moments together that literally make you snort, makes 10 AM- 10 PM feel like an hour, and generally just gives you an over-all feeling of comfortable togetherness, NEVER, EVER LET GO.

I’m thankful, so thankful that such a Love exists in my life right now. And this Valentine’s Day, I celebrate that Love. I give thanks for that Love. Any excuse to celebrate Love is good enough for me. 😉

On February 14, let’s all revel in the Love. Let’s celebrate Love in all its mushy glory. Let’s all carry (his) heart in our hands, and wear our hearts on our sleeves. ❤