Archive for July, 2007

July 24, 2007

Geeky Snake


This was supposed to be for a sony blog that never materialized.  Just thought I’d put it up for funsies.  It’s supposed to be a hardcore metal gear fanboy.  Sometimes too much detail can kill ya. That’s all really.

July 24, 2007

Guilty Pleasures: Good Charlotte’s Good Morning Revival


I hate Good Charlotte.  Really really hate them, as much as I hate any triple platinum raking in the money like there was no tomorrow fucking hollywood starlet bands that complain about their miserable lives.  But dammit they set out to reinvent their sound and they succeeded more than even they probably thought they would.  Their first few single (the river, get your hands of my girl, dance floor anthem) are catchy as hell, and for the most part the album manages to keep that spirit alive and kicking.  I’m still a little ashamed this is in my zen but what the hell, it’s better than catching them on MTV and being forced to watch their skinny tattooed bodies just to hear a song.  The last few songs feel a bit tepid though, so best avoid them entirely.

July 22, 2007

Iranians arrest squirrel spies


What, I have to write a witty  post to make you want to read this?

July 22, 2007

Music and Lyrics movie review


People complain that it’s formulaic but let’s face it, romcoms aren’t really known for breaking boundaries.  There’s enough wit and humor here to please even the hardest of hearts, and Hugh Grant gives another of his bumbling British guy performances to good effect.  And if that doesn’t do it for you, the 5 or so minute intro of Hugh and his 80s band “POP” in a music video should elicit a few chuckles, if not uproarious laughter.

Music and Lyrics is a great date movie, especially if you’re not sick of 80s pop culture references.

July 21, 2007

In the land of Women movie review


I kinda liked it. Miriam REALLY liked it. Some scenes felt forced along by the music, which was killer by the way, I’d ge the soundtrack for this movie more than the movie itself.

One thing that really struck me though, Adam Brody is the next John Cusack. Not as good as John Cusack in his heyday, but he plays the scruffy regular guy just trying to get by much better than the elfin Orlando Bloom did in Elizabethtown. Think about it.

July 20, 2007

Beyond the Window (and onto the pavement)

In homage to my FRIEND mapet’s photoblog, I present to you the saga of shyguy and bull-bull (only funny to those of a filipino persuasion).

Hi there, my name is shyguy. I live a meaningless existence in a 12th floor office somewhere in makati and sometimes when the mood is right I wonder what lies beyond the dirty window that obscures my view of the city.

Oh hello there, reflection of me. Say, I was wondering, how’s life over there? Is there really a meaning to all of this? Is life really better on the other side? Only one way to find out you say? Well, that’s true isn’t it. Well then, I’ve made up my mind. I will journey the other side…

…on my faithful steed, bull-bull! Who apparently appears out of nowhere, right beneath me. Bull-bull is a red bull. Red bulls have lots and lots of energy. Truth. He will be very useful in traveling the world beyond the window.

And so my friends, I bid you farewell. My journey begins here, and I do not know when it will end, but I’m sure I will have a wealth of experiences and stories upon my return.

MANILA (AP) — reports of a masked man astride a bull falling to their deaths in Makati city have been confirmed. Residents of Manila’s main commercial district claim they heard the sound of breaking glass before hearing a large thump similar to the sound of meat falling on the pavement. A really, really large hunk of meat.

Philippine police have no clue as to the identities of the victims, or if this was a suicide. Initial forensic analysis has yielded no clues to the identity of the fatalities, as the man riding the bull seems to have a mask that simply “won’t come off”. No identification information could be found on the man, so the police will have to resort to DNA testing.

The latest reports indicate that a bespectacled office worker was seen walking around the bodies mumbling something to himself about “going beyond the window”, but this has yet to be confirmed.

More updates on this story as new information arrives.

July 19, 2007

My first T-shirt sale (maybe)

Well, this is for everyone who’s been asking about how to get t-shirts offa me. I recently made a t-shirt featuring the monkey character by graf artist ff, seen here:


front close up


back close up

Now I really like how the T-shirt turned out, but the catch is that it’s just a tad too big for me. It’d have been perfect during my chunkier days, but unless I start packing in the pounds again it just looks a little awkward on me. So. I’ve decided to sell it for the low,low price of 900 pesos. Ok, so it’s not THAT low, but let me explain the thought behind the 900 peso price tag before you all go apeshit on me. The basic formula is:

T-shirt = 200 pesos

materials + labor + design = 550

payment for “gorilla” design (assuming ff looks for me and asks for a royalty) = 150

Total = 900

Please consider that this shirt design was made by hand (cut it out and painted it myself and everything) andis at this point a one of a kind design. You can wear it with the utter confidence that no one else will have the same shirt as you. If that’s important to you at all. If you don’t think the price fair, but you’re interested in the shirt, let me know what you think and why you think its unfair and I’ll get back to you. inquiries can be sent to FF, you can also send me threats and cease and desist letter, or we can negotiate just how much I owe you for stealing your design.

I’m also selling this Gundam shirt for 600 pesos, since I’ve used it once or twice, and it’s just too small for me.


By the way. If any of you (friends, family, passerby) think I’m crazy for selling it that high please please let me know.  It’s much more useful for me to be told I’m crazy instead of you smirking and casually clicking on the “close’ button.  🙂

July 17, 2007

Fallout boy in Manila September 21


That’s right kids, check it out on their website.  Tickets on sale TOMORROW.  Despite the fact that they’re admittedly not the greatest live band ever, I’m definitely looking to catch them, if only to compensate for the means in which I acquired their albums.

July 16, 2007

Darth Vader lives on…


In limited edition adidas sneakers.  Cute, but i’d never buy/wear them.

July 16, 2007

Transformers follow up


Now that I’m over the movie, here’s something that’ll perk up even the most disheartened Transformers fan: A soundwave mp3 player!

Also, because I can’t express myself clearly enough, I shall direct you to two podcasts that say exactly why I wasn’t quite floored by transformers. One reason they brought to light about the redesigns that I entirely agree with was that one of the things that made the transformers so fun was that even in their robot forms you could tell what they were supposed to be. But in the movie, they were so “robotized” it was almost impossible to tell what they transformed to in vehicle form.

Back to Soundwave. Interesting that he’s called “music label” soundwave. Is he in the pay of music execs?  Is this what happened after he got kicked off the set of the Transformers movie?  That’s right, he’s the RIAA’s new semi-legal watcdog, and he’ll track all you music pirating criminals down!