Dreams be Dreams

Chris Nolan does it again. Inception is one of those movies that makes me think and re-think and obsess over it, days after I’ve seen it. It is the same exhilaration I got from watching The Dark Knight and, another of Nolan’s work, Memento. This guy, he knows how to fuck with your mind.

Inception has generated articles and discussions, talking about THAT ENDING. And after all that’s been said, the Pollyanna in me stands out. In my ending, the top stops spinning and Dom is happy, happy with his kids, happy to be free of his dreams.

Thanks, Mr. Nolan, for showing us that films can be more than just sequels or adaptations. Thanks for making us dream again.

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Weekends should always be made of these

Labor Day weekend rundown:

  • Free Comic Book Day! Got 4 comic books for free!
  • Started collecting a new comic, Daredevil. It reads like a novel, which for me, makes it the perfect comic book. As a person immersed in novels, a lengthy and wordy comic book is always a good thing for me. Daredevil is one of the most deliciously-complicated characters in the Marvel world.
  • WATCHED IRONMAN 2! I don’t care what critics say, this is a good follow-up to the first movie. ScarJo is gorgeous as the Black Widow, but I loved that she didn’t really steal the show from any of the main protagonists. Mickey Rourke, as expected, KILLED IT. Sam Rockwell is funny as a bumbling bigshot baddie. And RDJ. RDJ is Tony Stark. LOVE IT.
  • Started portraits in pencil and landscapes in pastel. It’s complicated, but very enjoyable learning it. Double the fun, ’cause I get to learn it together with Sharkboy.
  • Then on the 3rd day of the long weekend, I had to go to work for my uh.. sideline. Things are shaping up pretty well. I am very excited for the next step of this project. CHANGE. I love that word.

The weekend was laid-back and hectic at the same time and I enjoyed it immensely. I guess Sharkboy and I crammed everything at once, ’cause the next couple of weeks will be pretty busy for us work-wise, and that was probably one of the last chillax weekends we’ll be having in a long while. So, yeah. A weekend well-spent and well-enjoyed. LIFE SHOULD ALWAYS BE THIS GOOD. ❤

After Easter Rambling Post

How quickly time flies. Easter has come and gone, April is here. Summer is almost halfway done, and now I’m in a rambling mood.

– I had a restful Holy Week, no stress for 4 whole days.
– I’m craving for Hen Lin’s cuapao. Don’t ask me why. I blame Sharkboy.
– Elections in a month! I am afraid for our nation. But I’m a first-time voter, I am very excited 😀
– Oh hello, 4-day work week.
– Must download She & Him Volume 2
– Took a lot of photos the past few days. Greenbelt without the mallers is heavenly.
– I’ve got so many ideas for doing things, I get too excited focusing on one thing.
– BORACAY, wait for me. ❤
– first day back at the office, almost had OT work, good thing I turned it over to another AE before I got sucked into the mess.
– Tumblr. Tumblr is MEH to me lately.
– it is too hot here in the office.
– I am super excited to get my hands on S.H.I.E.L.D. (Unlettered), where Leonardo Da Vinci and Isaac Newton are SHIELD agents. I mean, seriously, how cool is that?
– Officemate said, “You look like a baby doll in your dress.” Another one said, “She’s Alice!” (I don’t think I should wear this when meeting with clients, lest I be treated like a child.)
– Oh, Clash of the Titans with Sam Worthington was awesome. Mr. Worthington, you have just reached A-lister status. Carry on with your hotness.

Okay, signing out now. This useless entry is brought to you by the letter B for Bored.

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.
(and on a sidenote: I LOVE MY 35 MM LENS. IT IS SO GREAT FOR INDOOR SHOTS.)


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


ARES!!!
(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!!!


HEEHEEHEE!


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. ❤

New Theme + EYE CANDY

So, I finally got around to choosing a new theme for my blog, and redesigning a new header to suit it as well. I’m not entirely happy with it yet, the booger-green color accents are leaving me a little MEH. But all in all, I think I can deal with it.

Of course, redecorating/housekeeping entails a much-needed blogwarming party. Thankfully, my boys came to celebrate the new digs with me.

You’re welcome, ladies.

RDJ, you know I love you.

 

Oh hello! Stop smiling at me that way Mr. Ryan Reynolds. 😉

 

Mr. Schuester (and fellow Gleeks)! You had me at 'Golddigger'! :">

*All photos taken from People’s list of Sexiest Men Alive. Thank you, People Magazine for bringing us this list every year. ❤

 

 

“Felicity” shaped my teen years

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The dialogue below is one of my absolute favorites. SERIOUSLY. I get so kilig everytime Ben and Felicity get together. ❤ I LOVE. And Ben Covington? SWOOOOON.

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Meghan: This is how I know Felicity still likes you. You ready?

Ben Covington: Yeah. Wha… what is it?

Meghan: Sarah McLachlan.

Ben Covington: What?

Meghan: When Felicity showed up last year, head over heels for you, Sarah McLachlan was all she listened to. If “Fumbling Towards Ecstasy” wasn’t in the CD player, it was only so “Solace” could get a little airplay. I started calling it ‘Ben music’… not to her face but behind her back. But then it went away, and I thought Sarah was gone for good. I almost started celebrating. And then you showed up again. You offered Felicity this cross-country trip of a lifetime, which means I got to memorize every lyric from “Surfacing”… all 10 songs! This year started off McLachlan-heavy, until the big break-up, and then all of Felicity’s hair went away, and so did Sarah. Until you guys broke into the pool. Now maybe it was a coincidence, but guess who started to make a comeback? It was gradual, but constant, and now if you want me to, I can sing any song from “Mirrorball” which really annoys the hell out of me! So if you’re ever curious about whether Felicity has the hots for you, just check her boom box.

Ben Covington: That’s the dumbest theory I’ve ever heard.