Archive for July, 2008


coke party!

What: Buhay Coke Vlog Contest Announcement of Winners Party
When: August 8, 2008, Friday, 6:00 p.m. onwards
Where: Taste Asia at the Mall of Asia
Wassup?: Announcement of winners and just simply to parteeh the Taste Asia way!

If you missed this, then it’s time to catch up!

To join on the fun, kindly REGISTER HERE.

Thanks to Aileen Apolo for the info!


max payne movie trailer.

‘Twas 1997 when I first came across Max Payne.

The game got released almost four years later (2001) … and it was good.  By 2003, we got a sequel (that played shorter) and it was still good.

So the other day, the trailer for the movie, starring Mark Wahlberg (as Max Payne) officially hit.  Will it feature the same “drug-addicts-killed-my-family-so-I’m-trading-the-suits-with-a-bad-ass-leather-coat-to-shoot-my-way-from-the-underworld-to-the-top-monologuing-noir-style-in-stylish-slow-mo-flair,” (pill-popping on the side) awesomeness?  (Okay, so I’m a bit confused with the whole angel/supernatural bit.)  Guess we’ll have to wait.

BTW, Mila Kunis plays Mona Sax.  (We all know what happens in the sequel lol)

Video/image from IGN.  The original IGN article here.


feist on sesame street.

Okay, for starters — how awesome is Feist?  Her song “1234”‘s already part of my songs-to-hum-while-you’re-happily-walking soundtrack, (seriously, look the song up, see if it doesn’t pop in your subconscious every now and then) and now it gets a Sesame Street version!  (Just in time for the 39th season.)


dc universe online trailer.

With all the hype surrounding THAT other game with DC characters, it’s easy to overlook this other game in development.

It seems like they’re taking a Matrix Online approach — so instead of being any one of the members of the JLA, you’re this new up-and-coming hero who fights alongside Batman, Superman, etc.

The cool thing about it is, the overall creative director for this game is Jim Lee — so here’s your chance to see 3D representations of his work, in game form.

The video from here. The game’s myspace page here.


13 things i’d tell my 13-year-old self.

There’ve been several lists like this before, so here’s my take on it, being a 23-year-old hermit.  (And yes, this is the birthday post.)

A decade ago, I was still a Freshman, in a new school — fast-forward to the present, my Freshman P.E. t-shirt still fits as pambahay.

Given the chance, here’s a couple of things I’ll be telling my 13-year-old-self, who’s probably clueless about what to do.

1. Nurture your inner geriatric. While everyone at this age is nurturing their inner child, (thanks to the revival of 80’s favorites) you should focus on nurturing your much-wiser inner old-coot.  You could be a child on a day-to-day basis instead.

2. Work on the laugh. Life’s funny.  As Dr. Horrible puts it, “a lot of guys ignore the laugh.”  You may not be a mad (yet) scientist (no, a Computer Science degree does not make you a scientist), it’s no reason not to laugh like no one’s looking.

3. Some people will get you;  some people won’t. You DON’T have ANYTHING to prove to anybody, really.

4. Follow your dreams. Even if your dream is sitting in front of the computer for a few hours as a living.  Plus, some of your best dreams will occur in the classroom.

5. Bluff to the future! Remember: it’s never a lie if you believe it.  Honesty is subjective; as long as people ask the RIGHT questions, whatever truth you can think of WILL BE the absolute truth for you.

6. You will not end up with HER. (Whoever “she” was at that point in time.)  You will not have half-her/half-you babies (yet) — but you will get to meet other (and better) post-modern/old-fashioned girls in the future.  Get over it.

7. Angst isn’t cool after 20. (Scratch that.)  Thanks for getting it out of your system by 17.

8. However “cool” material possessions are, work on the intangible stuff, the nominalizations. (yow)  The kind of things that you can’t put in a backpack or a wheelbarrow.  (P.S. Do your research about these words.)

9. Work on your list-making abilities. It will buy you stuff one day.  (While you’re at it, work on the wordplay, the puns and whatnot.)

10. Eat what you want, when you want. Hopefully, there’re gonna be cures for everything.

11. Any unique emotion you’re feeling, or is about to feel can be expressed by a Beatles, Morrissey, Jeff Buckley, Elliot Smith, Billy Idol or Sting song.

12. Never break the rules you make. Ever.

13. Invent a time machine, so that this list can have any actual bearing in the present.

Thanks for all the greetings!  This has been the best birthday yet.  (I mean, any birthday where you don’t have to attend a funeral is always better than one where you have to.) 

(Image from here:


the dark knight.

“Insight beyond insanity,” is the only way to describe the Joker in the new Batman film. (And, quite possibly, the best-ever superhero film. Ever.)

While the internet’s already brimming with positive reviews, (even going so far as reading about TDK being “the Godfather of superhero films) it’s truly, truly hard to disagree. (Plus, as of this writing, the movie’s breaking all sorts of records.)

Great acting all around, (even with the ever-growling Batman voice) with the excellent addition of Heath Ledger as the Joker, Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent and Maggie Gyllenhaal as Rachel Dawes.

What makes this movie even more concrete is taking the Batman symbol that was established in Begins, and the Joker trying to corrupt that, or, at the very least, break it — and then running with it, regardless of how many plot threads and layers are added.

Taking away the Joker’s “unpleasant-run-ins-with-chemicals” origin only adds mystique as to why he is truly deranged. There’s even a little nod to “The Killing Joke,” by making each of his origin stories different, but in truth, he’s just messing with his victims. In the German language, they have an idiom for this, which I think is apt: “In der Kürze liegt die Würze. / In the shortness lies the spice.”

It also helps that all the orange tinge from Begins is replaced by a bluer hue, making everything darker this time around.

After the movie, talks of a posthumous-Oscar for Ledger can be heard. For good reason too, since he turned the Joker into an absolute entity of terror, whose acts are dictated by whim and personal amusement, without regard for anyone. (Insight beyond insanity, yow.)


dr horrible’s sing-along blog.

If you’re a fan of Buffy, (most especially the musical specials) or just a fan of AWESOME entertainment (the kind that has a phd on horrible-ness), then you’ll love Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.  It has laughter, action and tragedy … all in Super Villain musical form.  With the ever-awesome NPH as Dr. Horrible himself!  (To quote Tycho, “It’s a supervillain musical written by Joss Whedon, starring a bunch of awesome motherfuckers.”)

Check it!  Today’s the last day it’s gonna be up, so check it NOW.

(P.S. I’m crushing on the cute fan-girl in Act 3.  Maurissa Tancharoen, yow!  And also, Whedon is my master now.)

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July 2008