Sunday, August 31, 2008
because i am light years away from here....
seeing this at work really was pleasing...
my mind was pretty much out of whack the past few days because of this....
i was supposed to post this earlier, it is just that it is just now i managed to free up some time for me to post.
Written by the Ninja @ 5:20 AM
the eraserhead reunion: a post-script
cross-post from my wordpress site. i slept here at the office then first thing that i did was upload the videos and read up on posts i have missed (since i did not check multiply 8/30/08)
*thanks to rg for letting me use his asus eee here at krispy kreme*
first and foremost, please pray for ely’s recovery. he has been hospitalized after singing light-years.
however what you think, 15 songs is 15 songs.
alapaap / ligaya / sembreak / hey jay / harana / fruitcake / toyang / kama supra / kailan / huwag kang matakot / kaliwete / with a smile / shake yer head / huwag mo nang itanong / light years
ely.marcus.raimund.buddy - thank you.
what matters more is your health.
Written by the Ninja @ 5:11 AM
Friday, August 29, 2008
in shanoffic terms, it might be:
rx party on friday
uaap game saturday
eraserheads reunion saturday
backdoor festival whole weekend
man, this is going to be super.
Written by the Ninja @ 12:46 PM
Sunday, August 24, 2008
a test post for comparison
forgot to ask everybody to make yourselves known for the awit awards...
here are my personal choices:
Best Performance by a Female Recording Artist
1 Love Will Lead You Back - Kyla (EMI Philippines)
3 Tulak Ng Bibig - Julianne (MCA Music, Inc.)
4 Promise Me - Lea Salonga (Sony BMG Music Phils.)
Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist
2 I’ll Take Care Of You - Richard Poon (MCA Music, Inc.)
3 Sana Maulit Muli - Gary Valenciano (Star Recording, Inc./ASAP Music)
4 Tagumpay - Guji Lorenzana (Synergy Music Corp./Lukas Music Philippines)
Best Performance by a Duet
1 Lando - Gloc 9 with Francis Magalona (Sony BMG Music Phils.)
3 Hard Habit To Break - Jed Madela & Gary Valenciano (Universal Records, Inc.)
5 Unsaid - Lala & Christian Baustista (Warner Music Phils.)
Best Performance by a Group Recording Artists
1 Tatsulok - Bamboo (EMI Philippines)
2 Evidence - Urbandub (EMI Philippines)
5 So Blue - Sinosikat? (Warner Music Phils.)
Best Performance by a New Female Recording Artist
1 Oh Lori - Olivia (Ivory Music & Video)
2 Grateful - Julianne (MCA Music, Inc.)
3 Laya - Nityalila (Universal Records, Inc./Manna Records)
5 Stars - Lala (Warner Music Phils.)
Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist
2 I’ll Take Care Of You - Richard Poon (MCA Music, Inc.)
Best Performance by a New Group Recording Artists
1 Ale - The Bloomfields (EMI Philippines)
2 Let Me Love You Tonight - Ryan Cayabyab RCS (Sony BMG Music Phils.)
3 Sabihin - Zelle (Sony BMG Music Phils./Talentfolio/UpperHand Entertainment)
5 Magic - Sinosikat? (Warner Music Phils.)
Album of the Year
3 Solid - Parokya Ni Edgar (Universal Records, Inc.)
Song of the Year
1 Tulak Ng Bibig – Julianne - Julianne Tarroja (MCA Music, Inc.)
5 So Blue – Sinosikat? - Sinosikat? (Warner Music Phils.)
1 It’s Over Now - Kyla (EMI Philippines, Inc.)
2 Sabihin - Zelle (Sony BMG Music Philippines/Talentfolio/Upperhand Entertainment)
5 Iisa Lang - Parokya Ni Edgar (Universal Records, Inc.)
1 Guillotine - Urbandub (EMI Philippines)
2 Probinsyana - Bamboo (EMI Philippines)
3 Tatsulok - Bamboo (EMI Philippines)
Best World/Alternative/Bossa Music
1 Buwan - Kitchie Nadal (GMA Records)
2 Empty Chairs - Julianne (MCA Music, Inc.)
5 Turning My Safety Off - Sinosikat? (Warner Music Philippines)
1 Shagiddy Shapopo - Kawago (Alpha Music Corporation)
2 May Pulis Sa Ilalim Ng Tulay - Kawago (Alpha Music Corporation)
3 Tarat Tat Dos - Fuertes (Galaxy Records, Inc.)
4 Lando - Gloc 9 featuring Francis M. (Sony BMG Music Philippines)
5 Neva Loose - Mobbstar (Star Recording, Inc.)
Best Jazz Recording
2 Empty Chairs - Julianne (MCA Music, Inc.)
3 Choose To Believe - Julianne (MCA Music, Inc.)
4 Magic - Sinosikat? (Warner Music Philippines)
5 Akin Ka - Sinosikat? (Warner Music Philippines)
Best R & B
1 Back Into You - Amber Davis (Bellhaus Entertainment, Inc.)
3 Let Me Love You Tonight - Ryan Cayabyab RCS (Sony BMG Music Philippines)
Music Video of the Yearhope you make your voices heard.
1 Probinsyana - Bamboo (EMI Philippines)
2 So Far Away - Bamboo (EMI Philippines)
3 Break Na Tayo - Rocksteady (Sony BMG Music Philippines/12 Stone Records)
4 Time In - Yeng Constantino (Star Recording, Inc.)
5 Ang Katulad Mong Walang Katulad - Orange & Lemons (Universal Records, Inc.)
Written by the Ninja @ 4:51 PM
*listening to jam sessions (which has Up Dharma Down as their guest)*
as i still continue to figure out how to cross-post between multiply and wordpress, i think about what things are what they are, thinking complicated and feeling the stress and tiring opportunity.
i feel happy about how things went, watching sporting events and relaxing and chilling.
Looking forward to this event. (sana may pass... wishing...)
Slated to perform at this year’s festival are: The Halili-Cruz Ballet, violinist Denise Santos Huang, Romancing Venus, Joey Pepe Smith, The Dawn, Kjwan, Johnny Alegre Affinity, Sinosikat, Kenyo, Olivia, Kadangyan, Sing India, The Late Isabel, Lala, Reklamo, Mayonnaise, Check, Drip, Julianne, Freestyle, 18th Issue, Pack of Wolvz, Sidewinder, Queso, DJ Crockan of Spain, Timog, Miko Pepito, Nityalila, Four Leaf Clover, Anwind, Bembol Rockers, FMD, Project Ganymede, Eternal Now, Project Fusion, Scarlet Tears, Matilda, The Chongkeys, Chubibo, RJ Jimenez, Tutti, Alakpa, Coffeebreak Island, Skabeche, The Spaceflower Show, Cosmic Love and many more. (make sure to check for updates)
i wnet through some patches of cloud of dust. i am not perfect, so i need to work on being a better person.
sayang lang at di ako naka-alis kagabi. lots of good gimik oppotunities.
it sucks being such an idiot regarding love.
Written by the Ninja @ 4:12 PM
the Greenwich Eat-All You Can
Before I watched the UE - Ateneo game, I took the opportunity to partake of this promotion by Greenwich in all of their branches (i ate at my hometown branch, since it is near my home).
for 149, you can have as much pizza (whether it would be pepperoni or hawaiian) and drinks as you can.
being a pizza lover, i grabbed the chance, since the offer only comes between 11am-2pm.
i only mustered 12 pieces and 3 cups of rootbeer, kasi busog na ako.
so there. take advantage. pizza slice is of the solo variety.
Written by the Ninja @ 3:37 PM
Friday, August 22, 2008
if you want to be a good blogger.....
was doing my usual blogchecking... found this.
post taken from this site: http://www.43folders.com/2008/08/19/good-blogs
1. Good blogs have a voice. Who wrote this? What is their name? What can I figure out about who they are that they have never overtly told me? What’s their personality like and what do they have to contribute — even when it’s “just” curation. What tics and foibles fascinate make me about this blog and the person who makes it? Most importantly: what obsesses this person?
2. Good blogs reflect focused obsessions. People start real blogs because they think about something a lot. Maybe even five things. But, their brain so overflows with curiosity about a family of topics that they can’t stop reading and writing about it. They make and consume smart forebrain porn. So: where do this person’s obsessions take them?
3. Good blogs are the product of “Attention times Interest.” A blog shows me where someone’s attention tends to go. Then, on some level, they encourage me to follow the evolution of their interest through a day or a year. There’s a story here. Ethical “via” links make it easy for me to follow their specific trail of attention, then join them for a walk made out of words.
4. Good blog posts are made of paragraphs. Blog posts are written, not defecated. They show some level of craft, thinking, and continuity beyond the word count mandated by the Owner of Your Plantation. If a blog has fixed limits on post minimums and maximums? It’s not a blog: it’s a website that hires writers. Which is fine. But, it’s not really a blog.
5. Good “non-post” blogs have style and curation. Some of the best blogs use unusual formats, employ only photos and video, or utilize the list format to artistic effect. I regret there are not more blogs that see format as the container for creativity — rather than an excuse to write less or link without context more.
6. Good blogs are weird. Blogs make fart noises and occasionally vex readers with the degree to which the blogger’s obsession will inevitably diverge from the reader’s. If this isn’t happening every few weeks, the blogger is either bored, half-assing, or taking new medication.
7. Good blogs make you want to start your own blog. At some point, everyone wants to kill the Buddha and make their own obsessions the focus. This is good. It means you care.
8. Good blogs try. I’ve come to believe that creative life in the first-world comes down to those who try just a little bit harder. Then, there’s the other 98%. They’re still eating the free continental breakfast over at FriendFeed. A good blog is written by a blogger who thinks longer, works harder, and obsesses more. Ultimately, a good blogger tries. That’s why “good” is getting rare.
9. Good blogs know when to break their own rules. Duh. I made a list, didn’t I? Yes. I did. Big fan.
Written by the Ninja @ 5:29 AM
Thursday, August 21, 2008
the great escape
(blog title is derived from how THE Ateneo pulled one out against the red warriors)
two things right now i need to know:
1. how can i cross post multiply and wordpress.
2. whether i made it to the 83008 vip list
az: i checked my mail and i cannot find it. pm plurk me. or pm multiply the email.
backdoor is coming, so is a date with redemption. so is 9/6/8. i love it.
coming soon is my comment on the greenwich eat-all-you-can (once i figure out how crossposting works.
Written by the Ninja @ 4:30 PM
Monday, August 18, 2008
i have a wordpress account as well.
cross-posting lang ito. :)
i created one mainly because of spartyandfriends.com
Written by the Ninja @ 6:03 AM
Sunday, August 17, 2008
to eee or not to Eee? that is the question. i leave it to you to answer....
first things first: should i buy this ASUS Eee? secondhand po ito.
- 4GB SSD
- 512MB RAM
- Intel Celeron 900MHz
- Intel wireless 2200 b/g
- 10/100 LAN
- 3 x USB2.0
- SD/SDHC/MMC card reader
- built-in webcam and mic
- Win XP Pro
- with shop warranty (bought last Dec 2007 @ PC Live Megamall)
- battery life is 2.5-3 hrs with wireless on / 3.5-4 hrs with wireless off
Each unit is priced at 13.5k(neg.)
Package contains unit, battery, sleeve, charger, DVD and documentation with orig box.
Plus freebies: screen protector, choice of leather case / 1GB SD card
i was in a gimmicky mood last week. from kitchie to camerawalls to videoke and ateneo. man i felt tired. still am. will be uploading photos soon....
mind is lost lately.... oh well. medyo lost pa rin. pero ok naman ako... :)
happy independence day, lala... :) when will you come back and gig again!
michael phelps is aquaman. he is the face of 2008, just as cathy freeman was in 2000 and the Dream Team in 1992. on the other hand, pretty much our hopes lie with our taekwondo jins.
see you on the flipside.
Written by the Ninja @ 2:10 PM
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Update on the Tara S. thing
reposting for references. i'll see if i can make myself available.
Friends, below is a list of fund-raising gigs for Tara Santelices. (If you don't know who she is or what happened to her, read my last couple of blog entries).
We, Tara's friends and family are trying to raise funds for Tara's medical bills. It is also to uplift the morale of Tara and her Family. Please support our events for Tara.
Thank you for your support.
August 11 (Monday)
Mag:net Bonifacio Highstreet - in cooperation with RockEd. 6-9pm
Ten02 - Skies of ember, Scarlet Tears, Names are for Tombstones, The Bernadettes, The Late Isabel, We Nocturnal, Aurora Borealis, and more. 9pm onwards
August 12 (Tuesday)
Mag:net Katipunan - Gang Badoy's Birthday (Open to everyone and will also be a fundraising event for Tara)
--> This would be good for those based in AdMU, UP, MC and Katipunan residences/offices.
August 13 (Wednesday)
Freedom Bar - Slots open
August 14 (Thursday)
Bela Bar - slots open (venue not yet final)
August 15 (Friday)
Gweilos Makati - slots open (venue not yet final)
August 16 (Saturday)
Route196 - Open Mic (acoustic) and Open art exhibit for women. Organized by Lunduyan ng Sining and F.A.M.E.
Mogwai Cubao X - Organized by RockEd.
August 25 (Monday)
Route196 - slots open
Other venues without final dates yet:
Big Sky Mind
Written by the Ninja @ 5:07 PM
Friday, August 08, 2008
the olympic quest starts
15 athletes fighting for pride and glory.
Archery - Mark Javier
Atheltics - Henry Dagmil / Marestella Torres
Boxing - Harry Tañamor
Diving - Rexel Ryan Fabriga / Sheila Mae Perez
Shooting - Eric Ang
Swimming - Miguel Molina / James Walsh / Ryan Arabejo / Daniel Coakley / Christel Simms
Taekwondo - Tshomlee Go / Mary Antoinette Rivero
Weightlifting - Hidilyn Díaz
let's pray that they give it their all and exert effort in their quest for the medal.
maysh, pao, herbert and bon rocked tiendesitas. yes maysh, the papparazzi had fun last night. ang saya. and andi manzano was there. awesome.
eto probable na pupuntahan ko..... julia vargas, galleria, taste asia, club dredd, malate.
Written by the Ninja @ 7:58 AM
dedicated to Tara Santelices (a fellow blue-blood.
this is a repost.
August 8, 2008, 12:00 midnight
Word spreads around fast and almost everyone has already heard about what happened to our dear friend, Tara Santelices (Assumption Antipolo’s Batch 2003 and Ateneo de Manila University’s Class of 2007, AB Political Science).
On the eve of her 23rd birthday, Tara was shot in the head during a hold-up while riding a jeepney along Imelda Avenue, Cainta, Rizal. Joee Mejias, who was with her at that time, rushed her to Amang Rodriguez Memorial Hospital in Marikina City. The parents of Tara and Joee arrived at the hospital shortly thereafter. When morning came, Tara’s parents finally decided to transfer her to the Medical City, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City. Since 8:00am of August 6, Tara has been in the ICU fighting for her dear life. Her parents have decided not to push through with the operation.
Although it might seem that there is nothing else that we can do but wait for Tara to wake up from this horrific nightmare, we, the friends of Tara, have decided to raise funds for Tara’s hospital bills. This is the least we can do to ease the unbearable pain her family is going through. We have been given the go-signal from Tara’s dad, Tito Larry, and here are the details:
The temporary bank account is under Anne Marie F. Santelices, Banco de Oro, SA 2140-062201. For direct cash donations, please proceed to the ICU Waiting Room of the Medical City (Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City). Please look for Joee Mejias or Lila Santelices.
Any amount will be gratefully accepted. Anonymous donations are also welcome. Please spread the word. Forward this to your family, friends and even to everyone else you know. Please post this on Friendster, Multiply, Facebook and wherever else you can think of. Please send group messages on Yahoo Messenger. This will mean so much to us, her friends.
Please continue praying for Tara, for Joee and for both of their families. If you want to come see Tara, visiting hours at the ICU are at 9:00 am to 11:00 am and 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Thank you so much for your time and kind consideration.
For inquiries, please contact Joee Mejias (09228154987) for calls and Jac Ledonio (09167243071) or Myka Francisco (09163695148) for text messages.
Written by the Ninja @ 7:32 AM
Thursday, August 07, 2008
where the 8 madness starts the night before
the clients are here. rumors abound. where maychelle will be at tiendesitas tonight. snapping pics and taking vids. hopefully meeting up with the moonstareros. lost in the wilderness and quotes, a proposed saguijo project one gig looming later.. then the 8-8-8 madness. then another happy weekend. see you around. :)
Written by the Ninja @ 1:03 PM
Saturday, August 02, 2008
okay: here is the proposed plan:
i have work from 9-5pm
then drop by the RX Stick-on for the Olympics @ Caltex J. Vargas station (take pictures)
then watch the Monster Movie screening of Wall-E (while sneaking in a visit to the FHM autograph signing (Krista Ranillo)
then go to the Coke thing at MOA (taste Asia)
Written by the Ninja @ 6:16 PM
free massages at Burger King sure made me ticklish... :)
i enjoyed the past couple of days.
we may have lost to the tamaraws, but it is understandable. other than those 3 idiots in gray, it was a good game. the green and gold were very inspired and motivated. that led them to the victory. before that, i managed to watch the lady eagles for the first time. we won against NU, but i guess i was kinda spoiled with the play of cassy and aj and kat and everybody from that magical squad of last year and the year before that.
afterwards, i immediately took the mrt to go straight to a benefit gig at mag:net high street. cheers to louie for cooking up this gig (yes, we will see you at the album launch, if schedule allows). had fun shooting their pictures, as it is just awesome. old school music rocks the house at high street, and those who know it, really appreciated it with gusto and love.
friday night was with the blogging community as i hitched into BK MOA. now, i previously had a taste of the awesome foursome meal that BK offers. given the cost and the content, sulit siya. BK is also a good place to tambay, as seen with the bloggers and comic / toy / cosplay geek gods (yes, offical tambayan nila ang BK Galleria). pics are located there. i even got a free massage that felt more like a ticking session.
and today, i reminisced by eating at Manang's. i love porkchop. :)
good luck to the blue and white tomorrow.
Written by the Ninja @ 4:01 PM