Yes, yes the site is broken, much to my chagrin. Working on returning at least most of the posts. I hope.
Ayaw ko ilabas ng sabay-sabay yung lahat ng litratong nakunan ko sa Quezon para naman hindi ako maubusan ng material para dito. After all, I wanted to make this a photo blog of sorts, so here’s my first share of my newbie takes of Real’s wonderful seascapes along with the sunrise.
I’ve long been a fan of good books – a voracious devourer of them. In fact, the last one I read – Shutter Island – yes, the one that’s going to be shown as a movie with Leonardo de Caprio soon, and yes, I got the one with the movie cover because it was cheap and there was no other copy – I finished in a day. I think it took me more or less five hours to finish the whole thing.
All in all, it was okay, no money wasted. I actually like the premise – if you hate spoilers though, don’t Wiki it, because knowing the ending will spoil the whole experience of reading it. Suffice to say that if you’re looking for a psychological thriller, and don’t want to just watch the movie when it comes out, then Shutter Island might just be the thing for you.
Today I went out on a limb and got two books from Powerbooks – Ian McEwan’s ‘First Love, Last Rites’ and Thomas Pynchon’s ‘Gravity’s Rainbow’. Both have got me pretty excited, since I’m a big fan of McEwan’s writing style, and Gravity’s Rainbow is one of Time Magazine’s 100 Best Novels of All Time.
The short story collection I will probably finish quite easily. The novel, on the other hand, looks and feels massive – not to mention weighs like it too. It’s literally a damn heavy book.
That being said, I hope I find the time to read them.
Again, a big thank you to the ever-gracious Guy Upstairs for these new additions to my book collection.
I’m still a bit hesitant to post the pictures I took during last Sunday’s trip to Real, Quezon, so I’m just posting outtakes today. Will post my actual pictures in a separate blog post soon.
Gusto ko sanang mag-rant tungkol sa hinayupak na linggong ito, pero naisip ko na ‘wag na lang kasi nakakasawang basahin ang reklamong paulit-ulit na lang.
Para kunwarii productive na lang, ilalagay ko na lang ang ilang litratong kinuha ko sa kamakailan lang na dinaluhan ko na Presidential Forum. Medyo nakaka-disappoint kasi si Dick Gordon lang saka si Bro. Eddie Villanueva lang ang dumating.
Nakakalungkot isipin na mas mahalaga pa sa maraming kandidato (at botante rin) ang nakasanayang paraan ng pangangampanya. It’s never about the issues and platforms – it’s always been about personalities and how “showbiz” you are. Kaya lampas kalahating bilyong piso na ang nagagastos ni Villar sa media ads pa lang. Tunay na mahirap pala, eh anlaki naman ng kinita nya sa C5 project.
Panoorin ang video na ito:
It would be much better if candidates tried to woo people not with promises, but with specific plans. I think the whole issue of why the elections (and campaigning) is the same as the one besetting the Philippine movie industry. Everyone wants to stick with formula. Kesyo ganun lang daw ang maiintindihan ng masa. Eh kung lahat kaya ng kandidato (pelikula), magpakatalino? Edi napilitan ang lahat ng botante (manonood) na umintindi, ‘di ba? Of course, that’s assuming that the “masa” cannot understand issues in the first place.
I’m currently VERY swamped right now, with various individuals breathing down my neck – why things had to arrive all at the same time, I don’t know. Still, I am thankful to the ever gracious, dependable and faithful Guy Upstairs – blessings are blessings, even they’ve got me at my wits’ end.
Good thing there’s Sunday to look forward to, with my maiden forage into the world of landscape photography (I hope I get to take good pictures), and then some time with the SO in the evening. Hope everything works out as – or better than – planned.
I’d also like to share one of the fruits of my labor today:
It’s really not much, considering I’m no graphic artist, so I’ll have to apologize if it seems a bit – simple. I took that picture, by the way.
Tomorrow also holds some promise: finally, we get to be free of the crappy service of UCPB; I hope BPI lives up to it’s reputation of being one of the best banks in the Philippines. There’s also the coverage of the presidential forum – I hope all the bets show up. And then it’s off to buy a tripod (my wallet is already weeping this early) and some other supplies for the Sunday trip.
There are a lot of other stuff I’ve got to get back to doing, especially since my (supposed to be brief) L4D2 session lasted way longer than expected. Damn that Dark Carnival mission and those stupid clown zombies. Katana vs. Charger FTW!
Originally posted at The Hump. Photo by Zer Cabatuan, taken at Kamuning, EDSA, Quezon City, Philippines
It begins, as everything does
as a body a rest
all it takes is a little push
or a spark
and off it goes
The journey may not be clear
but the road always leads-
to a seeming dot on the horizon;
but it really never ends-
the more you move
the further it stretches out-
I feel like I’m trying to reach the stars
or the end of the world.
Every year, the Cultural Center of the Philippines holds an open house where the general public can, free of charge, enjoy what the Philippine culture scene has to offer.
They kicked off with a tinikling festival at high noon, where various folk dance troupes showed off their mad skills.