Monday, July 31, 2006

I Believe In Yesterday

Happiness. A concept a little too convoluted to grapple with. Yet, it is that one thing we search for that serves as the reason for the world to go on. That thing that makes changes happen. The reason why the past has led us to where we all are now. It is ironic that this search is fuelled by another concept found at the other end of the spectrum: sadness. Best exemplified by bitter-sweet chocolates.

Today, more than ever, I'm a bitter-sweet dark chocolate. And so I sing the Beatles' classic...

"Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away
Now it looks as though they're here to stay
Oh, I believe in yesterday."

Beatles - Yesterday MP3

You Got Spam

If you're bored (just like me), try reading some spam/junk emails. Just don't open the attachments. Here are a couple of junk emails that I received...

Its Sara78 from the dating site. I just uploaded a new profilewith the nauwghty pics of me.I think you will be very happy when you see me. Lets chat and maybe go out on a date. Y'know if you dont like me you can just search out some other woman to hook up with. [owww... you're so nauwghty... LOL]

Theres some things a woman can wait too long to change her mind about, she said dryly. Actually he could not tell himself what kind of person hewas. She, he continued jabbing upward with one thumb, is my wife, Mrs. The last, the dear last of us all, he thought looking at the boys golden head. Next morning the room for the first time for months seemed washed with a happy light as he woke. Several, said Anthony, but most of the clever epitaphs are in Latin. Have you heardthe new song the gamins are singing? Vincent was indeed a fire with excitement. Anthony who could return to her knees, in dreams? Unlessyou have devoted some time during the day to prayer you mayconsider it wasted, you know. The captain, his face more fiery than before, was hailing them. Presently a little girl was carried away gasping and moaning. No, there was a strong mysterious drag on it, he felt. They walked down past the brig a little farther giving their eyes a sailors treat. Suddenly in the middle of it a hen was disturbed and went off cackling. Its na miracle the French hae no seized yon brig, said McNab as they were ferried across. On the end of the spar was a yellow ivory ball like a dolls head. Its gracefully curved limbs seemed straining outward. Come on, Jane, said Captain Elisha appreciating the housekeepers finesse. The nasal tune twanged its way about the mouldering frescoes. Holding these objects majestically before him, Philadelphia ushered them up the steps. Jorham trailed behind her a long sea-green skirt of a mid-century,colonial vintage. The last, the dear last of us all, he thoughtlooking at the boys golden head. But there were to be no papers, reminded McNab. I trust, said she, that ye havent spent the arternoon jokin. Then he saw that the child was still sleeping on her breast. Have you heard the new song the gamins are singing? It flowed out into the breeze curling with long tiger streaks. The neutrals will profit by these troubles. He had remembered the last line just in time. Has that old cachalot been spa-outin dirges to ye, young man? Under each of these eyes was a chest painted pure white, labelled respectively Jane and Elisha. See to it that the requisitions are filled. Suddenly the pomp ofthe courtly verse seemed to take on for him a peculiarly personal meaning. Bonny feather by the arm to his own table. [a literary classic. Shakespeare should've writen these years ago]

Could you please help me? there are some concerns I have regarding the initial operation mapping you sent us. [Oops... this is work email... all my emails go directly to junk email...]

CV chooses Option 2 (4 out of 5 users go for option 2). [I have to fix my office email configuration. This is work email. But it sounded like one of those info-mercials]

What Really Happened

Repost from LA's blog (Video and Text).
Thanks LA... Oh.. the drama.



Wow. Actually, I think they should have left this in the show and edited out the superfluous garbage they had in there, like rehashing over and over the poor performances, etc. I mean, since this is the reason he's being cut, let the viewing audience see it! It's better television anyway, better drama, and I would have preferred this over the fluff they fill the hour with.

Comments?

Imelda Havianas Marcos

Trixy will KILL this girl for de-throning her! Wahahaha!

Click here to view her gazillion haviannas.

All We Need Is A Good Cry

Or maybe what I need right now is a kick in the head. I don’t fucking know.

Pause: I'm popping 2 advils.

Day after day after day, I’m getting bored with my job... Even with my next job. I had a small talk with Ali last week and told her that this will be my last year at work and I really want to work for another company/employer. Both of us want to move out since last year... This year might be OUR year. What’s happening right now, in my career, is far more worse than Burnt Out sessions with my bosses. I'm actually getting exhausted by getting bored and feeling unfulfilled. Anyhoo, I just hope that something better comes my way.

Formal Mondays

Funny. I was looking at my closet and trying to find something decent to wear at work. I saw this pink shirt and gray pants that I bought last year. I have not worn them since June during the conference at San Diego so I figured that I'll wear them today. I know that people will be asking why am I wearing "formal" clothes at work. You see, people at work usually wear rugged/casual outfits. Oh well... Maybe 'll wear all my formal shirts this week.

Anyhoo, here is the OST of "The Devil Wears Prada." A real nice movie. Not one of those dumb-blonde type of hollywood movies. Anne Hathaway can work as my assistant anytime.


The Devil Wears Prada OST

01 Madonna - Vogue
02 Bitter-sweet - Bittersweet
03 U2 - City of Blinding Lights
04 Jamiraquai - Seven Days in Sunny June
05 Alanis Morissette - Crazy
06 Moby - Beautiful
07 Ray Lamontagne - How Come
08 Azure Ray - Sleep
09 Dj Colette - Feelin Hypnotized
10 Mocean Worker - Tres Tres Chic
11 David Morales with Tamra Keenan - Here I Am
12 Theodore Shapiro - Suite from the Devil Wears Prada

Thanks XO

I love Mondays! Especially when I receive emails from XO. Thanks for the advice! Hmmm... Maybe I'll go to Portland. :)

Awwwe, that's no fun. Hating what you do is never good. Sometimes working for myself is a pain in the butt, but at least I don't have any jerk bosses. I get to be the jerk boss instead. It's hard to work for someone else once you've worked for yourself, although sometimes I just want someone else to make all the tough decisions and tell me what to do. : )

You should look and see what options are out there. Find someone who appreciates you and that you enjoy working for. Life is too short to feel stuck or hating what you do. Working for and with good people makes all the difference I have found.

There are plenty of technology companies in Portland. You should look into it. Then we could hang out and even when work sucked we could go out and do fun things so you wouldn't think about it so much.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

I'm Your Man

If you want a lover
I'll do anything you ask me to
And if you want another kind of love
I'll wear a mask for you
If you want a partner
Take my hand
Or if you want to strike me down in anger
Here I stand
I'm your man
If you want a boxer
I will step into the ring for you
And if you want a doctor
I'll examine every inch of you
If you want a driver
Climb inside
Or if you want to take me for a ride
You know you can
I'm your man

Ah, the moon's too bright
The chain's too tight
The beast won't go to sleep
I've been running through these promises to you
That I made and I could not keep
Ah but a man never got a woman back
Not by begging on his knees
Or I'd crawl to you baby
And I'd fall at your feet
And I'd howl at your beauty
Like a dog in heat
And I'd claw at your heart
And I'd tear at your sheet
I'd say please, please
I'm your man

And if you've got to sleep
A moment on the road
I will steer for you
And if you want to work the street alone
I'll disappear for you
If you want a father for your child
Or only want to walk with me a while
Across the sand
I'm your man

If you want a lover
I'll do anything you ask me to
And if you want another kind of love
I'll wear a mask for you

Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man MP3 (via GameImp)

Friday, July 28, 2006

Rockstar Supernova: Arghhhh!

...says Phil after he was eliminated from Rockstar Supernova.

Late post… Anyway, here are the mp3s!

Zyra is one tough chick. She reminds me of Kellie Pickler (AI5).

Patrice Pike – My Iron Lung (Radiohead)

Phil - Smoking Umbrellas (Failure)

Zayra - Im Not An Addict (K’s Choice)

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Justin and his Spirit Fingers

Justin Timberlake’s SexyBack Music Video premiered yesterday at MTV. It was an upset. I was expecting a dance crazed video but all Justin did was walk around and move his “spirit fingers.” The video is an almost 5-minute version of Brangelina’s Mr. and Mrs. Smith. I don’t like the video, but I still love the techno-beats of SexyBack. Anyway, I think people will still buy JT’s album when it comes out in September.



Justin Timberlake – SexyBack Music Video (via Timberlakefan.com)

In other JT news, last July 16, he performed tracks from BBC Radio 1's Maida Vale Studios and talks to Scott Mills about his career so far. You can listen to the whole segment (stream) at BBC Radio 1 or you can just download the tracks here. I like his live version of Senorita and Like I Love You. As Master Kate would say… GROOVIDUP!

Justin Timberlake - Cry Me A River (BBC Radio 1)

Justin Timberlake - Like I Love You (BBC Radio 1)

Justin Timberlake - Rock Your Body (BBC Radio 1)

Justin Timberlake - Senorita (BBC Radio 1)

Justin Timberlake - SexyBack (BBC Radio 1)



To end this post, let’s talk about one of Justin Timberlake’s former N*Sync buddy Lance. Lance Bass (former N*Snyc member) revealed that he is gay in an exclusive interview with People Magazine.

Lance is in a "stable" relationship with Reichen Lehmkuhl (Amazing Race) and that he is in the process of developing an Odd Couple-like TV show with his N*Sync bandmate Joe Fatone where Lance's character will be gay.

It's a brave thing to come out like this in a major publication.

Now that made me think about Justin’s “Spirit Fingers” in his SexyBack video…. LOL!

I Heart Frou Frou

In 1998, Heap was introduced to Sigsworth whilst writing and recording her debut album, i Megaphone, which was released on the now-defunct Almo Sounds. Sigsworth had previously worked as part of a band, called Acacia, and had written and produced for artists, such as Seal, but it was his work with Björk that brought him to the attention of Heap and her label. Together they wrote the first single to be taken from i Megaphone, the angst-ridden "Getting Scared," which Sigsworth also produced, and the B-side to the album's second single, "Shine," entitled "Airplane." Heap went on to tour i Megaphone internationally, promoting the record, whilst Sigsworth contiuned to write and produce for other artists, including Madonna and Lamb, as well as remaining a member of Acacia.

Heap and Sigsworth kept in contact, remaining friends, and in 2001, having been held in limbo by her record label for a year (despite her second album being written and ready to record), Heap begun collaborating on new tracks with Sigsworth. The initial idea was that Sigsworth would put together an album, featuring tracks written and produced by him alongside a singer, songwriter, poet or rapper, to be released under the name "Frou Frou." Heap's record label was bought and disbanded, leaving her without a record contract, and Sigsworth himself was also having record label issues, as his band, Acacia was being ignored. Heap explains that Sigsworth invited her over to his studio, to write lyrics to a four-bar motif he had, with one condition - that she include the word "love" somewhere. The first line she came up with was "lung of love, leaves me breathless," and the Details album track, "Flicks," was born. A week later, Sigsworth phoned her up again, and together they wrote and recorded "Breathe In," and it happened again and again, until nearly half the album was completed. In December 2001, they made the conscious decision to form a duo together. Their first official release as "Frou Frou" was a remix of "Airplane" - renamed "Aeroplane" - they had completed for the Japanese re-release of Heap's debut album.

The name "Frou Frou" (pronounced "froo froo") is derived from the 1870 Rimbaud poem, "Ma Bohème," and is French onomatopoeia for the swishing noise made by skirts on dancing women. Sigsworth, a fan of all things French, had come up with the name and Heap thought it was fitting, so they decided to record together under the name.

In 2002 the duo signed a record deal with Universal Records, on the Island Records imprint in the UK and Europe, and MCA Records in the USA. They released their first, and sole, album Details in August 2002. Featuring a wide range of electronica, with elements of trip-hop, pop and rock, the eclectic, intricately produced tracks use a wide range of organic instruments from cellos, autoharps, guitars, keyboards, and Indian drums, with layered vocals from Heap.
The album received critical acclaim, but this did not translate into the mass sales the duo had hoped for. "Breathe In" was released as the first single internationally, and reached number two on the Italian radio airplay charts, and debuted in the top 50 in the UK singles charts, but the follow up singles "Must Be Dreaming" and "It's Good To Be In Love" were shelved from commercial release in the UK, due to lack of radio and TV interest.

A video was also made for a fourth single from the album; the closer, "The Dumbing Down Of Love", directed by Joel Peissig (who later directed Heap's solo video "Hide and Seek"). After touring the record extensively across the United States, where the duo had established a cult fan base, having received extensive airplay on KCRW, Frou Frou disbanded in 2003. [SOURCE: Wikipedia]

Download each track from their album "Details" below. I also included their version of "Holding Out For A Hero" for the Shrek Soundtrack.


01. Frou Frou - Let Go
02. Frou Frou - Breathe In
03. Frou Frou - It's Good To Be In Love
04. Frou Frou - Must Be Dreaming
05. Frou Frou - Psychobabble
06. Frou Frou - Only Got One
07. Frou Frou - Ssh
08. Frou Frou - Hear me out
09. Frou Frou - Maddening Shroud
10. Frou Frou - Flicks
11. Frou Frou - The Dumbing Down Of Love
12. Frou Frou - Old Piano
*** Frou Frou - Holding Out For A Hero (Bonnie Tyler cover)

On The Radio

Spektor's idiosyncratic songs generally take the form of character studies, and are thus much like short stories in song. She states that she has written hundreds of songs, but that she rarely writes any of them down. Unlike the work of many singer-songwriters, they are not usually autobiographical, but based on scenarios drawn from her imagination. They range from playful to introspective in character, showing influences from classical, folk, Russian music, and hip hop music. Her earliest work also shows the influence of jazz and blues, drawing comparisons to her contemporary Fiona Apple (also a singer-pianist). She has stated that she works hard to ensure that each of her songs has its own musical style, rather than trying to develop a distinctive style for her music as a whole.

Spektor also explores the various timbres of her voice, including a breathy, angelic high register and a Billie Holiday-like lower register that she often allows to break into a trumpet-like tone quality. She often uses a jazzy vibrato and sliding tones in her voice's middle register. She also uses a variety of rather unorthodox techniques, such as verses composed entirely of buzzing noises made with the lips, beatbox-style flourishes in the middle of ballads, or the use of a drum stick to tap rhythms on the body of the piano, or a chair.

Her lyrics (which she usually sings in English, though sometimes including a few words of French or Russian, and the occasional verse of Latin) are equally eclectic, frequently drawing on unusual intellectual and literary references, (such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway in "Poor Little Rich Boy," The Little Prince in "Baobabs," Virginia Woolf and Margaret Atwood in "Paris," Ezra Pound in "Pound of Flesh," Boris Pasternak in "Après Moi," and Eleanor Roosevelt in "Uh-Merica"), further setting her music apart from mainstream folk music. Many of her songs are narrative, use a mixture of styles and techniques, and often start with a seemingly simple piano riff. She uses a strong New York accent on some words, which she states is due to her love of New York and its culture. [Source: Wikipedia]

Download Regina Spektor's FIRST album. You'll love it i tell you! Also download On the Radio by Regina Spektor and her song Chelsea Hotel LIVE in BBC Radio One! [download links below]...

Regina Spektor - Soviet Kitsch [Free Album Link]

01. Regina Spektor - Ode To Divorce (3:43)
02. Regina Spektor - Poor Little Rich Boy (2:27)
03. Regina Spektor - Carbon Monoxide (4:59)
04. Regina Spektor - The Flowers (3:54)
05. Regina Spektor - Us (4:52)
06. Regina Spektor - Sailor Song (3:15)
07. Regina And Bear Spektor Whispers (0:44)
08. Regina Spektor - Your Honor (2:10)
09. Regina Spektor - Ghost Of Corporate Future (3:21)
10. Regina Spektor - Chemo Limo (6:04)
11. Regina Spektor - Somedays (3:21)

Also by Regina Spektor
Regina Spektor - On The Radio MP3
Regina Spektor - Chelsea Hotel (BBC Radio One) MP3

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

This Ain't No Sesame Street

There comes a moment in every job when the BP, or Breaking Point, is reached. This, no doubt, varies according to the individual, the job, the industry, and maybe even the country (okay let's also factor in the boss to that equation).

When the BP is reached, the employee begins a frantic job search, suddenly convinced of the fallacy that he is underpaid/overworked/harassed/disrespected/bored-bored-bored and that it is only his particular job that has these drawbacks. The grass is greener in Makati (or the buildings are taller, whatever). I know that our former manager will argue that "When the rubber hits the road..." blah blah bullshit.

Here's the thing...

New employees are being paid to screw things up. To use MS Word instead of MS Powerpoint when preparing presentation materials. Or when he accidently made his King piece killed in the game of chess. You are paying back the company for your initial (hopefully not long-term) stupidity. After 6 months, it's either a pat on the back for a good job done, or another Rubber Hits The Road bullshit. This is what we call 6-months You Can Screw Up but You Have To Prove Yourself Worthy period. Proabationary period for short.

If my calculations are correct, it will take at least two and a half years to pay off your stupidity debt and become an investment of which your employer can be proud. To attain Job Security.

Not in my case. After 2 months, I was already kicking my engineers' asses, made my first presentation to our factory manager, and had back-aches for too much back patting! I had great performance reviews and percentage wise, well deserved salary increases. I already paid my debt before my Proby period.

Unfortunately, my BP is almost always concurrent. For example, about a month ago, I began to feel genuinely useful. Then after a couple of weeks, another form of BP settled in. BP1.2 = Boredom Point.

It’s actually worse this week. I've been dealing with the same business problems but with new faces plastered to each issue. I need to go back to square one just to explain what was wrong with whatever it is that they were doing. Actually, I want to tell them that they just need to apply pure logic and common sense.

Looking 2 years and 2 months back, I told the job interviewers that I do not like routine jobs. That the only thing that can make me sane is to have projects or so. After a couple of weeks, I received a salary offer. Due to the unpredictability of the job market and the fact that I was still very young with little to no experience, I took the job. And now, after being a happy happy joy joy employee, I woke up and realized that for the past 2 years, I became an extremely useful worker, and a miserable bastard, yet my job is not yet secured.

Now, I reached both Breaking and Boredom points.

It would be nice if I could be both useful and nice/happy, but at least in my case, they are two mutually exclusive states. I guess it's that time again to look for greener pastures (or taller buildings or whatever).


6 songs that goes with this post:

Ben Folds - Still Fighting It
I'm still fighting boredom and exhaustion.

Gary Jules - Something Else
I know there's something else. Just ask Monster.com

Eagles of Death Metal - Flames Go Higher
And so is your BP rate.

Snow Patrol - Somewhere A Clock Is Ticking
And when the clock stops, I'll find out if my job is secured. But do i have to wait for the clock to stop?

We Are Scientists - The Great Escape
Soon...

Devotchka - How It Ends
I'm not sure how, but this song says that I already know...

Rockstar Supernova Week 04

MP3 (external) Links now available!

I hope the contestants won't screw it up. I love the Week 04 songs especiall "Bittersweet Symphony" which kinda reminds me of a the Beta Epsilon Maskipaps fashion show (hmmm... this is also a nice wedding song... to be played during the bridal march...), "No Rain" which takes me back to the 90's, and there's Billy Idol and David Bowie... Now I'm not sure how Dilana will sing Cyndi Lauper's Time After Time. As for Zayra... i hope she won't do another ballad-rock type rendition.

*Argh.... the performances suck!

Rockstar Supernova Week 04

Lukas - Bittersweet Symphony (The Verve)
Zayra – Call Me (Blondie)
Dana – About a Girl (Nirvana)
Patrice – Remedy (The Black Crowes)
Toby - White Wedding (Billy Idol)
Magni – Heroes (David Bowie)
Ryan – I Alone (Live)
Jill – Brown Sugar (The Rolling Stones)
Phil – One Headlight (The Wallflowers)
Dilana – Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper)
Josh – No Rain (Blind Melon)
Storm – Anything Anything (Dramarama)

Isn't She Lovely

Rachel Bilson pics from the movie, The Last Kiss...

Nikki Gil - Breaking Free

She's the prettiest and the most talented in this video. She's the one in pink sweats. Proud to be Pinoy!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Zach (Braff) Attack



The movie stars Zach Braff (Scrubs, Garden State), Jacinda Barrett, Rachel Bilson (The OC), Casey Affleck, with Blythe Danner and Tom Wilkinson. I'll watch this movie because of Rachel Bilson! Hmmm... what if Adam Brody played the male lead role instead of Zach Braff... LOL!




For more info and updates, you can go directly to Zach Braff's blog.

As for the OST, here are majority of the MP3 links.

The Last Kiss Original Soundtrack

01. Chocolate - Snow Patrol
02. Star Mile - Joshua Radin
03. Pain Killer - Turin Brakes
04. Warning Sign - Coldplay
05. Ride - Cary Brothers
06. El Salvador - Athlete
07. Hide And Seek - Imogen Heap
08. Reason Why - Rachel Yamagata
09. Hold You In My Arms - Ray LaMontagne
10. Prophecy - Remy Zero
11. Paper Bag - Fiona Apple
12. Today's The Day - Aimee Mann
13. Arms of a Woman - Amos Lee (Clip Only)
14. Cigarettes&Chocolate Milk - Rufus Wainwright
15. Paperweight - Joshua Radin and Schuyler Fisk

Job Opening

Job Category: Relationship
Type: Full time, plus overtime
Salary: Negotiable
Last day to apply: End of this year
Compensation: Me

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Saying and doing the right things to properly convey your undying adoration, admiration, and lust for me.
Arguing when necessary, but ultimately realizing the error of your ways
Footrubs, backrubs, assrubs on request
Researching and evaluating what is really meant when hearing the words, "I'm fine."
Maintaining daily communication via telephone, email, text messages, and telepathic senses
Coordinating dinner dates, movie nights, surprise parties, and other special events

All candidates must have the following qualifications,

A J.O.B. (Doctors, lawyers, pro athletes, high level managers, music industry execs, & Hollywood producers)
5'4 to 5'6; 110-130lbs
College Degree (advanced degree preferred); a shit load of money is good enough if no degree has been earned.
Solo residential accomodations
No criminal records
No kids
No pending kids
Never married
No restraining orders
Ocassional drinker (non drinking is cool too)
Helluva sex appeal
Possess all teeth in some semblance of order

APPLY NOW!

Rest In Peace

Today we grieve the passing of a dearly loved old friend - Common Sense - who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as knowing when to come in out of the rain; why the early bird gets the work; life isn't always fair; and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by a simple life. With his best friend - Logic - in his side, everyday seems easy and realistic. However, this past few months, his health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned, but overbearing, regulations were set in place. Common Sense lost ground when managers attacked their employees for doing their jobs they themselves failed to do. It declined even further when efficiency came up.

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents - Truth and Trust; his wife - Discretion; his daughter - Responsibility; and his son - Reason. His best friend, Logic, is already in his deathbed.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realised he was gone.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Is That You Kiko?

Okay... i'm editing this post. I received a death threat from Sleepwalker. I don't want to be burned alive. ROFL.

Very busy day at work. Too many Job Online's to surf, too little time. I replied to hundreds (okay, around 50) emails, finalized my presentation materials, rolled-up our sections monthly report in which i really want to cut it in one sentence - "We're doing our jobs so stick it." It was my first time to summarize 5 monthly reports. I really don't want it to be a cut-and-paste summary but do people really read these reports? Do we have to recognize people for doing their jobs? I asked Yuan if recognizing people for doing their jobs should be included in monthly reports and he said that sometimes, we do have to recognize and appreciate them... but not that often. I guess i have a somewhat different opinion on recognizing people. You don't see me handing out IRA certificates. Moving on....

I grew tired of people around the office who's into office politics and bureaucracy. I decided, as of today, not to be too confrontational. Not any more. It's too exhausting explaining to those that don't get it, whatever it is that needs explaining. Again moving on...

So looking for a new job is not that easy!!! I really don't want to lower my expectations, I have a somewhat 'solid' career. Working for the same company for 2 years, 2 months and running, i had accomplished a whole lot. I had great performance reviews and promotions and couple of recognitions. But I'm getting tired (or is it PSO's 3nd wave of handling pink slips that's scaring me off).

I've been reading Donald Trump's blog and found good insights. A must read blog for business minded people. Here are some excerpts from one of his many posts...

...there are about 2.6 million people leaving their jobs each month. While those employees are out looking for greener pastures, that means lots of job openings....

...don't procrastinate. You have to strike while the iron is hot because industry watchers predict that this current job boom will be short-lived. Those jobs will be filled quickly or, even worse, employers will decide they don't need to fill those positions after all. Then your window of opportunity will be closed big-time....

...the key is to figure out what you want to do with your career. As I've said before, if you're not happy with your current job, then stop doing it. Love what you're doing or find something else.
This hot job market is your chance to make a change. No more excuses... [SOURCE]

This post made my imaginations run wild. Need to update my resume then....

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Finders Keepers



It is weird, like when you're in love, all of sudden you're hearing all these love songs like for the first time...

...like the singer is suddenly just talking to you alone, reading your mind...

...and when you're grieving it's the same thing.

I'm in tune with all the sadness of the universe.

Songs find you...
Poems find you...
And eventually...
That someone will find you.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

We Run This

From her album "Cookbook" and from the OST of Stick It



Missy Elliot - We Run This MP3

For the Nth Time

I received a couple of emails from bloggers asking what the format of my blog is. It's 50% personal, 25% MP3, 15% gossips, 10% for etc [just came up with lame percentages.. ain't it cool?]. Fernando told me that my blog is being more commerical, i.e. about MP3s, bands, TV shows, etc. Not really, it's just that i taking time off bitching about my work (boss). I'm not having a blogger's writer's block.

Jeepney Diaries is my not-so-personal web log. First catapulted around the world in 2004 with a very different title and [cosmetic] appearance (from Sticky Rice Gum > Astro Deej > DJ Mix), it served much the same purpose as it does today. Going through countless server and interface changes since it's introduction, a new feeling of internal freshness was introduced with the move to the "Jeepney Diaries" name. What lies ahead for Jeepney Diaries? Difficult to say, really... but until then, enjoy.

MrDJ is not really a DJ (disc jock). He is also a Libra and wannabe-entrepreneur and writer and model and actor and producer and lover and former non-smoker and wine snob and coffee man-whore and generally mentally unstable computer nerd and graphics designer.

Why "Jeepney Diaries"? Well, my dearest, "Jeepney" is a Filipino mode of transportation where Filipino's re-invented the American's WWII Military Jeeps. I added "Diaries" since this is more of a journal. "Jeepney Diaries," is simply a contrast from reality, the antipole and the obverse, a paradox of sorts. I don't drive Jeepneys. I just ride them. Inside this public transporation, you'll here all sorts of drama, gossips and whatevs... just like what's in this blog.

About MrDJ (why am i talking in 3rd person?),here's the low-down, the 4-1-1, the good stuff.

I have issues (a lot). I'm not histrionic or dramatic. I'M NOT! I'M NOT! I'M NOT I TELL YOU! I'm a living, breathing oxymoron. Ya know, a shy flirt, a cool dork, a sensitive jerk, an outgoing homebody, a selfless egomaniac.

I want somebody who knows me enough to see that I'm a complete dork, but more importantly, somebody who likes that. I'm a bit dangerous in that 'running with scissors' kind of way.

I'm just smart enough to know that I'm kinda dumb in that 'what's going on?' kind of way. (But, as a friend of mine said, 'you're cute so you can still get a wifey.')

I do, however, credit the majority of my intelligence to watching approximately 2,782 hours of Sesame Street and consuming soooo much Nestles Qwik with Hershey's Chocolate Syrup as a child. Right outta the can/bottle. With a spoon.

I'm considerate, well-spoken, and dance like I was raised in the wilderness.

I'm looking for a decent-looking people who doesn't have too many issues because I'll be forced to cancel my subscription. I'm want someone with whom I can be FRIENDS FIRST. I want to cuddle (I KNOW that word is cheesy and trite but it's better than saying 'have my thighs sweat against hers all night while I try to get to sleep with her irregular breathing patterns and random noises.')

Perfect is someone who is not perfect, but is trying to be, or at least has a lot of money, would not have to have a perfect body, but then again should not own a zip code OR gravitational pull.

I hate to sound like a huge jerk, i have decided I should probably institute an age cap. I'm looking for AROUND my age. Plus Minus 5 years max. Well, Plus 7 years is still negotiable. Plus 10 years is a NO NO.

So there. Anyway, I'm still trying to figure out what my first podcast topic would be. Maybe I'll just read this blog and do it in podcast. Harhar. I just finished the Intro and Exit audio mixes and it's now at 10MB. The name of my podcast is MrDJ (which will eventually change if i get bored with it).

Amazing Transparent Man - Bitch MP3
Incubus - Like A Virgin MP3
Bowling for Soup - (Hit Me) Baby One More Time MP3
Pete Thurston - Wonderwall MP3

Friday, July 21, 2006

Nations At War


Children are getting killed between cross-fires. This is sickening... I saw this blog that features very graphic photos of the bombings... innocent civilians in Lebanon dead... Let’s pray for this war to be over soon…

John Lennon - Imagine MP3
Jordis Unga - Imagine (John Lennon) MP3
Jordis Unga - Knockin on Heaven's Door (Guns N Roses) MP3

Thursday, July 20, 2006

I Believe

I believe the sun should never set upon an argument
I believe we place our happiness in other people's hands
I believe that junk food tastes so good because it's bad for you
I believe your parents did the best job they knew how to do
I believe that beauty magazines promote low self esteem
I believe I'm loved when I'm completely by myself alone

I believe in Karma what you give is what you get returned
I believe you can't appreciate real love until you've been burned
I believe the grass is no more greener on the other side
I believe you don't know what you've got until you say goodbye

I believe you can't control or choose your sexuality
I believe that trust is more important than monogamy
I believe your most attractive features are your heart and soul
I believe that family is worth more than money or gold

I believe the struggle for financial freedom is unfair
I believe the only ones who disagree are millionaires

I believe in Karma what you give is what you get returned
I believe you can't appreciate real love until you've been burned
I believe the grass is no more greener on the other side
I believe you don't know what you've got until you say goodbye

I believe forgiveness is the key to your unhappiness
I believe that wedded bliss negates the need to be undressed
I believe that God does not endorse TV evangelists
I believe in love surviving death into eternity

I believe in Karma what you give is what you get returned
I believe you can't appreciate real love until you've been burned
I believe the grass is no more greener on the other side
I believe you don't know what you've got until you say goodbye

Affirmation// Savage Garden

Contentment is for Pussies

I discovered something while sorting out my many emotions. i was able to do this through a lot of soul-searching coupled with desperate blogs.

what i discovered is this..... drumroll please....

I don't know what i want yet.
[Enter Subtitle: FUUUUUUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKK]



I haven't yet decided what i want out of my one & only life. What i've decided this time in my life is to discover what i want, deciding what's important. it is not about having all the answers to all the questions but it's about figuring out what the questions are. once you know what you're looking for, you can go out in search of the answers.

In my life, that is what the latter part of my twenty-something years is going to be about. And who knows, I may never, ever find what i am looking for, but at least I will never give up searching.

Contentment is for Pussies.

While writing this post, I began to slowly suffocate. I just hope for good things to come my way.

Pink Slips

Downsizing, right-sizing. Call it whatever you want. I simply call it pink slips. In the last couple of months, our company were handling pink slips to people. They've been telling everyone (through webcasts, email blasts, company blogs) that this is part of their efficiency efforts. Streamlining activities and responsibilities, eliminating work redunduncy, and minimizing office bureaucracy.

Fact: There's no such thing as job security.

Questions (and eye brows) were raised. Apart from the over-used word efficiency, i think they were avoiding the question "Why now?" Why not 2 years ago where more than 15,000 people were employed?

After 2 decades, history repeated itself.

This is not a problem about organizational efficiency in a global perspective. It's a problem of poor organizational planning and development. Re-organization and re-structuring was not planned out well. They already missed out efficiency in their equation. They started having 2-in-a-box managers a year ago, and now, they came back and made some changes in the formula. Are we back in square one? I believe that it's not a problem about efficiency, it's simply about office politics, organizational bureauracracy and poor organizational planning. Things that I believe our senior managers won't fully admit that those were the root causes of what's been happening today.

They were scientists testing their own hypothesis. Their test subjects were found dead during their initial experiments.

Right now, my job will be secured for the next 3-4 weeks... Until the next batch of pink slips were distributed. People said that we should not worry since our department itself is efficient. IEs are Efficient. But I still worry about my job. And there's only one thing to do.

Step Up Overload

Ciara Music video - Get Up





Step Up Wallpapers from http://www.MySpace.com/StepUpMovie

Jessica Simpson vs the Koreans

A Public Affair



Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Squiggly

This week, I received a couple of weird IM/YM/Email conversations from my co-workers. Here’s my top 05

01 – Blood Vomit Laaaaah from Azariah
Azariah is from Malaysia and I really don’t know her that well. I thought that she’s giving me a death threat or something. The word Blood coupled by the word Vomit is not exactly a term used in the office to explain production plans. Then there’s the infamous word ‘Lah’ which I think is an equivalent of ‘Whatever’ or just a useless word that makes Malaysian sentences cute (and weird). I asked Azariah about her IM and she said that she IM’d the wrong person.

02 – Do Friends Break-up by Miss PMS of the week
Actually, the ‘Do Friends Break-up?’ message is just her YM tag/note. I did YM’d her back and gave her my answer. Miss PMS of the week said that it’s a rhetorical question. Still, since I was bored and was on my petiks break, I asked her the history of that YM tag/note. After her explanation, I provided her another answer using the theory of relativity. The YM conversation ended up with Dawson Creek and High School Kids (oh grow up!)

03 – Masakit ang braces ko (My braces are aching) by Fernando
While chatting with Fernando about how bored I was, he said that his braces are aching. I told him that it’s his gums and not his braces. Braces are stainless steels in a persons mouth, a non-living organism. Wahahahaha.

04 – Meet Miss PMS of the week’s Farmer by Bora Boy
An email from Bora Boy featuring the latest fashion of Callia. Mayzelle called it ‘Callia Fashion’ which does not really translate to ‘Street Fashion.’ Cargo pants + Yellow Shirt = Farmer Look (according to Miss PMS). I really don’t have anything against cargo pants. Maybe it’s the yellow shirt. Or maybe it’s the miss-matched get-up. People at work wear casual outfits but I think that there’s a line between being fashionable and being farmer-like. I think we need to have “Casual Wear for Dummies” course at work.

05 – Squiggly by Spongebob
No, Squiggly is not the newest member of the bikini bottom. Spongebob’s been highlighting (okay… just reminding) us to avoid handwritten posts inside the production floor. Where does Spongebob get these words anyway? I guess she’s one of the auothors/webmasters of Wikipedia. By the way, Spongebob is wearing a very Squiggly outfit today.

Have a Squiggly Day!

*By the way, today is the birthday of my "dad." I'm not really sure though. I stopped remembering his birthday 10 years ago. Whatever.

**I'm finalizing the intro song for my podcast. I'll start recording over the weekend. :)

Trash Cans, Finance Orcs, Icings

I've been working for 2 years and 2 months. A part of my boring work is to manage non-capacity JAFS (Jigs and Fixtures) for our factory. This afternoon, i received an email from corporate services...

"I would like to remind you of some trashcan that I saw installed in the mfg area. We need to have Trash can Stainless holder for the trash can units."

To start with, ALL of the trash cans do not have "holders." The fact that these trash cans should not be moved (we install stoppers/lock) from its location. So why do "we" need to have "holders?" This guy needs to work on other important stuff like how to fix the factory ceilings, how to clean the epoxy stains from the ceiling and the tables, etc. And what he saw were trash cans that do not have any holders. I think that this is the first time he went to the facory area. Crap.

Speaking of crap, I've been reading Jeff Moriarty's blog posts about "Lord of Reorg." A satire of what's been happening in our company. Instead of hobbits, he has Cubeitts (creatures who lives in their cubes), and Finance orcs. FINANCE ANALYST ORCS. Need i say more?! LOL.

Now Icings... I read an email forwarded by boss chicks. "This is soooooooo sweeeeeet!!" I just can't imagine MrT saying this out loud.

Seatwork to Van, Jona, Trixy, Jay (and my other officemates) - Who is:
1. Boss Chicks?
2. Mr. T?

LOL

Rockstar Supernova - Week 03

GO MAGNI... GO DILANA.... WOOT!

Patrice - Helter Skelter (The Beatles)

Josh - Come As You Are (Nirvana)

Storm - Just What I Needed (The Cars)

Lukas - Let's Spend the Night Together (The Rolling Stones)

Jill - All Right Now (Free)

Ryan - Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

Phil - White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane)

Dana - It's My Life (Bon Jovi)

Toby - Runaway Train (Soul Asylum)

Magni - Plush (Stone Temple Pilots)

Zayra - Everybody Hurts (R.E.M.)

Jenny - Drive (Incubus)

Dilana - Zombie (The Cranberries)

*Stone Temple Pilots - Plush

The Killers Are Back


...to stab Fall Out Boy! LOL

The Killers will release a follow up to their album 'Hot Fuss', which promises to be more 'American.'

Here'sa 40sec snippet of one of their tracks. I'll post the full MP3 once i get a copy over the net :)

The Killers - When You Were Young (SAMPLE) MP3

The Killers – When You Were Young (FULL VERSION) MP3


Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Messed-Up Aura

Some

people

are

just

plain

pathetic.

For

crying

out

loud,

get

a

fucking

life.

Fugly Shirts


Trixy, Jona and I had a conversation over at CV Starbs (smoking area near the CV1 office building) about the skills we want to develop. Not that job security was at stake (note: there's no such thing as job security) but when did we stopped thinking about what we are really passionate about? Jona wants to be an events planner, Trixy wants to be... errr.. .she's still working on it, I have to work on my artistic talents. I can work on graphics design, digital photography or theater arts. Right now, i'll start with graphics design and fashion.

I thought of designing graphic tees. I love wearing groovidup shirts, not really into brands. When i go shop for shirts, i look at the graphic design and the quality of the fabric. I only have a couple of shirts that bears a huge brand logo plastered in front. I'm not a walking advertisement for A&F, Penshoppe, Bench, Oxygen or whatever shirt company. I usually buy shirts from Artwork and American Blvd.

I also designed a couple of shirts for my previous orgs (UPCAPES'04 Make Your Connection shirt, IEC'03 Clubber shirt) and volleyball teams (PLAY shirt for team CMO, etc).

Right now, i have a couple of shirt designs. Humor shirts, graphic shirts, FUGLY. If i want to create a brand, i'll call it Fugly shirts. People might call it fucking ugly, but hey, it's my art designs and it will look good in you.

I'll created a blog that features my latest graphic tee designs - freehand sketch, computer generated, photoshopped ones. http://FuglyShirts.blogspot.com. I hope to get rich and conquer the world! [Evil Laugh]

Covers 3

3rd compilation of covered tracks. Enjoy!

01 Incubus - Turning Japanese (Vapors)

02 Dave Matthews Band - Blackbird (Beatles)

03 Deftones - No Ordinary Love (Sade Cover)

04 Jamelia - Numb (Linkin Park)

05 Stacey Plunkett - Only Hope (Switchfoot)

06 Blanks 77 - Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)

07 Eddie Phanichkul - Baby One More Time (Brittney Spears)

08 Matchbox 20 - Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper)

09 Ben Gibbard - Thriller (Michael Jackson)

10 The Kooks - Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)

11 Eric and Jason - Aeroplane Over The Sea (Neutral Milk)

12 Motorhead - Enter Sandman (Metallica)

13 The Pixies - I Can't Forget (Leonard Cohen)

14 Amazing Transparent Man - Bitch (Meredith Brooks)

15 Feist - Secret Heart (Ron Sexsmith)

16 Nolween - Angel (Sarah Mclachlan)

17 True Faith - Say a Prayer (Breathe)

18 Alvin King - Breakaway (Kelly Clarkson)

19 Get Up Kids - Close To Me (Cure Cover)

20 Scott Raines - No Such Thing (John Mayer)

Senti

Can you EMAIL ME the mp3 versions of these 2 videos. The clips are from the movie-musical CAMP. Daniel Letterle is the singer in these videos.

I SING FOR YOU




WILD HORSES

Spinning Around Pt2

Starring DJ, Jason, Park, and Bince.
Kids, TRY this with your almost drunk friends.

Work-Life Cycle

Based from the regular Product Life Cycle…

The Work-Life Cycle is based from the Product-Life Cycle theory and our own biological life cycle. After a period of personal development (College or previous work experience), we are then introduced or launched in the blue/white collar industry. We gain more and more experience (Growth). After a couple of years (or months), we stabilize and reach high maturity levels. After a period of time that work has become a routine, work-life goes into decline and is eventually withdrawn.

Sometimes, most employees fail in the introduction phase. Others have very cyclical maturity phases where the work becomes exciting due to new roles or new projects introduced.

WLC includes a Stress/Boredom ratio. In time, stress levels will eventually drops. Boredom decreases from the first two phases as the employee gets more work, and gets involved in multiple tasks. Across the WLC, stress and boredom both exists.
During the 3rd and 4th phase, boredom levels increase as the employee gets no self fulfillment or probably settles with routine work. At this point, there’s a chance that the employee wants to work on a new WLC unless a new role or job in the same company was offered (the curve will fluctuate).

There are WLCs that have a deep trenches between Introduction/Growth and Maturity/Decline. The first trench is called “Quarter Life Crisis” while the second trench is called “Unfulfilled Work Life.”

David Talk's Pretty One Day


Re-Post: David Sedaris: Talk Pretty in Manila

David Sedaris will be in Manila. Here are some audio excerpts from David’s book, “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim.” David Sedaris’ other works - "Me Talk Pretty One Day" and "Naked".

David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall:
Readings from Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

Six To Eight Men
David Sedaris - Six To Eight Black Men I MP3
David Sedaris - Six To Eight Black Men II MP3
David Sedaris - Six To Eight Black Men III MP3

Repeat After Me
David Sedaris - Repeat After Me I MP3
David Sedaris - Repeat After Me II MP3
David Sedaris - Repeat After Me III MP3

Monday, July 17, 2006

Here's Where I Stand

a really really nice song...



Here's Where I Stand
from the Movie-Musical CAMP

[Tiffany Taylor]:(Cast)

Here in the Dark
I stand before you
This is my chance to show you my heart
This is the start, this is the start.

I have so much to say and I'm hoping
That your Arms are open
Don't turn away, don't you need me?
But you have to hear me.

Here's where I stand,
Here's who I am
Love me, but don't tell me who I have to be
Here's who I am,
I'm what you see.

You said I had to change and I was trying
But my heart was lying
I'm not a child any longer
I am stroooongerrrr

Here's where I stand,
Here's who I am
Help me, to move on but please don't tell me how
I'm on my way, I'm moving out

In this life we've come so far
but we're only who we are (who we are)
Courage of love (Courage of Love)
will show us the way (Show us the way)
Unlock the power
To stand up and saaaaa--aaaaayyy (Stand upppp)

(Up and say!)
Herreeeee's where I stand
Here's who I am
(Stand Up) I'll be counting, counting on you
If you're with me, we'll make it through

Here's where I stand,
Here's who I am
Love me, Love me, Love me, and we'll make it through

Here's where I stand,
Baby, Baby, Baby, I'm counting on you

Here's where I stand
Love me, Love me, Love me, and we'll make it through

I'm counting, Oooh,
I'm counting,
I'm counting, I'm counting onn....
Yooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

[Tiffany adlibs throughout this part]

(Here's where I stand,
Here's who I am
I'm counting on you)

(Here's where I stand,
Here's who I am
We'll make it through)

(Here's where I stand,
Here's who I am
I'm counting on you)

(Here's where I stand,
Here's who I am
We'll make it through)

(Repeat till fade)

Chronicles of the Daily Grind

This post came from Brother Rusty's blog. Thanks for sharing....

"You were laughing so hard… then suddenly I saw you alone in deep thought. I almost felt you want to cry, but you said, “I have no reason to.”

You were so active, so full of zest and fervor… then suddenly I saw you alone playing a melancholic song through the piano. I heard you hum and ask, “Why is this so?”

You were so busy. You have so many responsibilities to fulfill and you fulfill each enthusiastically… then suddenly I saw you alone and idle. I heard you mumbling, “I don’t know what to do?”

You were so spirited as you engage in sports and physical activities… then suddenly I saw you alone lying in bed. I heard you moaning, “What is this pain?”

You were so alive and breathing. You run about. You jumped so high… then suddenly I saw you alone inside a casket lying cold and dead. And from there, I never heard anything from you. But I sure miss your words.

***

For many, death is something gruesome, something to be feared. It cannot be denied that even a word as negative as “death” could teach a lot of things: that we have not much time. Indirectly, it teaches us its value. We realize that we can’t have forever.

Thoreau is right when he said, “Oh God, to have reached the point of death, without ever having lived at all.”

The thought of death is a wake-up call for us to examine how we have been living fully, how we have been living meaningfully.

Why am I here?

…not just to exist, but to live."

Go, Grow, Glow

The quest for personal growth is extremely painful. There is no single math equation that will define the path to personal success. Considering the complexity of a human psyche (yes, all of us are complicated, in our own way), this means that different activities and attitudes will make us feel good about ourselves (Trixy is to Haviannas, SP is to trench coats). We also have to look at each inherent personality based on the individual’s strengths and weaknesses.

How then, as individuals, can we feel successful in our lives?

Or, just give me that fucking math equation so we can solve this problem easily...

Jump Video

Hot Air Balloon Fiesta
Pampanga, Philippines

I'm Spinning Around... and around....

2005 Reggae Chirtmas Party
Thanks to our official sponsor, Smirnoff!

Step Up Trailer

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Whip It Good

Not really. Never thought that I'll be saying this but I'm actually bored (at work and with my life). So let's start with how boring my 45 hours/week @ work. I've been doing a project with some folks from the US, doing the quarterly review of MORs, performing my basic routine, and transitioning my job to Sarah. I have not bitched about my job for weeks (which is not a good thing... hahaha). Pink slips were given out to a lot of people and our depratment was lucky that no pink slips were given to any of us. I don't know, I'm just bored. Quoting Migs - "I'm on a plateu." Well, my new job is coming up but I'm not that excited.

To summarize: My job fluctuates between the extremely stressful and the excruciatingly boring. I discovered that it is possible to be both stressed out and bored at the same time which leads to a strange sensation that I cannot name. Maybe i'll put this up in my resume as my job description. [evil grin]

A couple of weeks ago, I was talking to my new supervisor about the new job. When i asked him about his expectations, he said that we have to wait for a couple of weeks because he'll be leaving the company by September so he has to talk first to the person who'll be taking his job. He'll be migrating to Sydney with his family.

Then we had a very interesting talk about my career. He asked me about my plans outside the company. I told him that I want to work on marketing, logistics or in supply chain management. It will take me years before i can go to those areas if i stay in the company that I'm working for (business politics, etc.). Plan B is to migrate to Oz, stay with my aunt, and look for a job.

Looking for a job outside my current employer is hard. It's easier if i move to a semicon company but i want to work on consumer products or in the oil industry. Luckily, a window opened-up (surprise surprise). Not sure though about my chances of landing a job with this new company (let's call it company C). last year, I was interviewed by company B but they want to put me on operations and i said no. I'm not sure yet with company C, i have no interview sched yet, i have to call Jessa on Monday. Thank god I passed the exam and application form review (yeah, company C requires their applicants to pass both the exam and their application form).

Trixy, Jona, Van, Jay, and my other officemates who reads my blog (hmmmm... Jowell? Jason? Tbeth? Charlene? Elmer? Ice? Arlene? Iam? VINCE??!?!?!?!?!)... Don't make a big deal about this post. WE all know that sooner or later, someone will leave our precious company. Remember my big speech last year about being burnt out? And hey, i'm still not sure if I'll take the job (if they'll offer me one). I declined company B's job offer last year. It's about my career and not about the salary offered (who am i kidding!?!?!?!).

Now about my personal life... Hmmm... Dry.... McDry.... McDry cabinets. Unfortch, no R, no McDeary, no McBaby. Same as Jona. McNothing. I'm taking this bachelorhood quite well. And hey, I'm not in a rush or whatever. Love will find a way back in my life. I'm happy with my friends, having fun hanging out with them. People say that I'm missing a lot. Fuck that. Wahahahaha!

About my family, i became apathetic about our problems. Right now, we are planning a huge celebration for my grandma's 70th birthday party on September. I'm in charge of the invitations, the pics, the vids, all those creative stuff. Theme is "70 Colorful Years" so we're expecting around 100 grannies wearing colorful dresses. Actually, i though of a McDonald's party and we'll invite Grimmace to play pin the tail on the purple mascot.

So there, I'll just wait for the next best thing that will come in my life. Being optimistic (and seasonal pessimist, often sarcastic, always ecstatic), things do happen for a reason. I'm not having any of those quarter life crisis. It's just an excuse to mope and feel bitter. Been there. And it ain't a happy place.

Pirates vs Spidey

Just got an info from Marc that the filming of Pirates of the Carribean 3 was done at the same time they were filming Dead Man's chest. I Googled Pirates 3 and according to IMDB, the unofficial title is "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End." Yay!

So 2007 huh? I'm sensing that Pirates 3 will be shows a week or so after Spiderman 3. Speaking of Spiderman 3, they released the poster a week ago... Venom-Spidey 3!

Saturday, July 15, 2006

He's A Pirate


Just watched Pirates of the Carribean tis afternoon and it's better than Superman Returns.

[SPOILER] Is Captain Jack Sparrow dead? Nah, definitely not! Not sure when will Disney start shooting the Pirates 3.

The movie is hillarious especially the scene in the island where the Black Pearl pirates were captured by some island tribe.

The movie effects are also fantastic. Snaps to the costume designers as well. I also love the pirates from the Flying Dutchman. Especially Boot Strap Turner (William Turner's dad) which has a starfish in his right temples and the Hammerhead shark pirate.

Anyway, while we were waiting for the movie, I saw 1 great movie out this August...




Step Up stars Channing Tatum (She's the Man, Havoc) and Jenna Dewan. I know... movies about dancing and shit ain't that good. But i love to dance and i don't care. And who would have thought that Canning Tatum can dance? I'll definitely watch this movie. Go to Step Up's MySpace account to watch the trailer. I think I'll enroll myself in dance classes... back-up plan in case we don't go through with our boxing lessons.


I also saw an unofficial list of tracks in Step Up's OST. I'll look for the other MP3s next week

Ciara featuring Chamillionaire - Get Up
Sean Paul - Give It Up To Me
Yung Joc featuring 3LW - Bout It
Petey Pablo - Show Me The Money
Samantha Jade - Step Up
Kelis - 80's Joint
Chris Brown - Say Goodbye
Drew Sidora featuring Mario - For The Love
Anthony Hamilton - Dear Life
Clipse - Ain't Cha
Youngbloodz - Imma Shine
Dolla - Feelin' Myself
Deepside - Lovely
Gina Rene - U Must Be
Drew Sidora - Til The Dawn
Jamie Scott - Made

By the way, I'll be updating my Blog Template so if you want to be included in my blog rolls, just send me an email. Aight!

Friday, July 14, 2006

My Mantra

What's the hook, the twist within this verbose mystery? I would gladly bet my life upon it that the ghost you love. Your ray of light will fizzle out without hope. We're the empty set just flowing through, wrapped in skin, eversearching for what we were promised.. Reaching for that golden ring we'd never let go... But who would ever let us put their filthy hands upon it?

AFI - Miss Murder MP3

Have a nice weekend everyone. See you in blogsphere next week!

Only In Japan

Only in Japan

If you ever want to get a sense for the broad spectrum of different ways in which sexual dysfunction manifests itself, head to Japan. Hentai, yaoi, tentacle rape, bukkake, and the infamous used-schoolgirl-panties vending machines, the country as a whole could rack up some devastating bills if they ever saw a shrink for all of their kinks. But then there's this... Here we see a Japanese game show that involves a group of men scalding themselves by trying to stay submerged in super-hot water (around 50 degrees Celsius), all for the privilege of watching some little nymphet bounce up and down on a stool.



LOL. Japanese television can be depended on for, it's a steady supply of happy-looking girls wearing next-to-nothing while bouncing up and down.

Now here’s a Japanese video that highlights the Japanese propensity for multi-tasking. By watching this video you can both learn the English language and get an aerobic workout. What struck me as odd was that the English phrases all have a decidedly hostile feel to them. True to form, the aerobics girls teach these phrases with a bounce in their step and a smile on their face. Meet the Zuiikin Gals.



Asta Lavista Baby…

Snow White Strips

Brandon Routh's New Movie

Brandon Routh (Superman Returns) is already shooting his next (superhero) movie (to be out next summer). This will be the first time that an actor will play 2 different Superhero characters. Singer (Superman Returns Director) has no issues regarding Brandon’s new superhero character. Brandon will be playing the Superhero character created by the infamous Dav Pilkey.

Click here to check the movie poster.

Beyonce - DeJa Vu Video

Miss B is hawt!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Players Wear Thongs



New chick-flick movie - John Tucker Must Die. Movie about three popular girls from different cliques where they discovered that they’ve all been dating the school stud. They band together to seek revenge. Despite the jerk’s charm and ever-growing popularity, the girls cleverly scheme with the help of the inconspicuous new girl in town, to soil his reputation and break his heart. Movie stars Jesse Metcalfe (Desperate Housewives), Brittany Snow, Ashanti Douglas, Sophia Bush (One Tree Hill), and Arielle Kebbel.

I like one of the tracks in the mov. The All American Rejects - Dirty Little Secret

Go to John Tucker's MySpace account to check the clips, quizzes and downloads. I took the "Are You A John Tucker?" quiz. LOL. Whatev.

Rockstar Supernova Week 02

Rockstar INXS is better than Supernova. INXS is a great band, "Supernova" is a band composed of uber washed up drug induced rockstars. LOL. The show needs to get new songs to cover otheriwse I'll call this show Rockstar Lohan! Hahaha! Nwei, here are the mp3 links.


Week 2 Performances (MP3s)

Magni Asgeirsson - My Generation (The Who)
Jenny Galt - Tainted Love (Soft Cell)
Jill Giola - Violet (Hole)
Zayra Alvarez – You Really Got Me (The Kinks)
Chris Pierson - Take Me Out (Franz Ferdinand)
Dilana - Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash)
Josh Logan - With Arms Wide Open (Creed)
Phil Ritchie – If You Could Only See (Tonic)
Storm Large – Surrender (Cheap Trick)
Patrice Pike - Heart Shaped Box (Nirvana)
Lukas Rossi – Don’t Panic (Coldplay)
Ryan Star – Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Rolling Stones)
Dana Andrews – Born to Be Wild (Steppenwolf)
Toby Rand – Somebody Told Me (The Killers)


BONUS [Rockstar INXS Performances]

Jordis Unga - Heart-Shaped Box (Nirvana)
Marty Casey - Lithium (Nirvana)

*Phil Ritchie's link updated

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Bench Fever

A couple of snaps from the Bench Fever Fashion Show


Camille Pratts... WTF (is wrong with you?)


Ultimate Warrior Returns


Lady In Red

Big Brother Teen Housemates

Go Forward

No, i don't hate Superman Returns, nor Brandon Routh. Anyway, can someone buy me these Superman Tags? $10/ea. :) Email me so i can send you my address! This is a nice birthday gift (for me)... LOL!

Buy me one and we'll be BFF! Best-Friends-Forever! Wahahaha! Nwei, go to SupermanTag.org to learn more about the Superman Tags.