Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Academy Is.. - About a girl

One of the best bands my brother gave me... The Academy Is...

From "Fast times at Barrington High"

About a girl.


One song about a girl
Can't breathe when I'm around her
I wait here everyday
In case she'll scratch the surface
She'll never notice...

I'm not in love
This is not my heart
I'm not gonna waste these words
About a girl

Last night, I knew what to say
But you weren't there to hear it
These lines, so well rehearsed
Tongue-tied and overloaded
You never notice

I'm not in love
This is not my heart
I'm not gonna waste these words
About a girl

I'm not in love
This is not your song
I'm not gonna waste these words
About a girl

To be loved, to be loved
What more could you ask for?
To be loved, to be loved
Everyone wants to be loved, to be loved
What more could you ask for?
To be loved, to be loved

I'm not in love
This is not my heart
I'm not gonna waste these words

I'm not in love
This is not my heart
I'm not gonna waste these words
About a girl

I'm not in love (To be loved, to be loved, what more could you ask for?)
This is not your song (To be loved, to be loved, everyone)
I'm not gonna waste these words (wants to be loved, to be loved)
About a girl


William Beckett is right. "to be loved, what more could you ask for?"

The month of May finally comes to a close

This was a very tough month for me. If not, it may be the toughest of all...

I look back. I try to figure out what happened. It was just different. What I thought was real, was not real to begin with. I was too trusting. I was the nice guy... and shit happens. Even the good guys get burned.

I tried keeping myself busy. It worked in a way. I had a lot to do at work and it sure helped me a lot. There are things we can't have and it's usually the thing we want the most. Unfair right?

The sad part of all this is that there will be questions that will remain unanswered forever. That's how life is. We make choices. Some are right and some are wrong. And it's the choices in life that define who we are.

I was googling comics and I bumped into Jeph Loeb's "Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America". It deals with the 5 stages of grief.

Denial. Anger. Bargaining. Depression. Acceptance.

I have come to accept that this is how it should be. This is how it has to go on from here on end. This is how the cookie crumbles...

What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger.

To cap off the month of May. Here's something I got...

"If it happens, it damn happens. If it wasn't meant, it certainly doesn't. Don't push through, just let go. Dare not mock yourself chasing and caressing for someone who didn't even care to understand you. It sucks ain't it? But it sucks a lot more if you don't give up. Love, value, and care for yourself because if you won't, nobody would. Sometimes, love is unfair, the more you sacrifice, the more you are hurt. And when you feel you gave your best, it all seems not enough until such time the only right thing to do is to let go..."

Here's to June and the rest of 2009!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

HOLY S%^& - Wolverine #72

I have not been this happy with a comic book since Wolverine #70.

Holy Shitto!!! The issue before the conclusion of Old Man Logan simply blew me away. I loved it loved it loved it loved it!

Mark Millar is a freaking genius.

Spoilers ahead.

The issue starts with a fallen Bucky Cap. The Red Skull takes over the White House.

Now, he's in his "trophy room" with the armor of Iron Man, Spidey's Mask and Web Shooters, Cap's Shield, The Thing's hand, Captain Marvel's suit, The Fantastic Four's logo from The Baxter Building, etc. McNiven drew everything gorgeous!

So "Herr Skull" is wearing Cap's costume.

The bodies of Logan and Clint Barton arrive but Logan wakes up.

He and the Skull have this awesome fight. The Skull locks the door so the guards won't get in the way. Logan doesn't pop his claws but get's the shield. He has the Skull fallen. Red Skull says something like he doesn't have the guts...

Logan literally cuts the Red Skull's head off with Cap's Shield in this glorious splash page!!! I was like "Motha f#####!!!" this shiz is awesome!!! I was geeking out!!!

The guards get in but Logan now wears Iron Man's suit. He repulsor ray'd the shiz out of the guards and flies back to California with the money for the Hulk gang.

He gets back and sees his family dead... Killed by the Hulk Gang...

His neighbor tries to console him and says something like "Don't do it Logan"

He then goes, "My name's not Logan..."

the next page is all font - SNIKT!

The last page - "It's Wolverine"


Shit... the story ends with Old Man Logan giant sized special!!!




Another Saturday gone

I hate the damn Lakers! Thuggets lost.

Still hoping that Cleveland can pull off the Eastern Conference Finals and eventually become the NBA Champs.

Watched The Incredibles this morning on Disney. Forgot how good of a movie it was!!! Love that family!!!

Had a haircut then got my comics :)

Next on the reading list are the following.

The Sword
Spider-Man: The Short Halloween
New Avengers - Who is the next Sorcerer Supreme???

I forgot the others I have...

Oh well... off to the funnybooks!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

The awesome Scott Pilgrim

I think it was Free Comic Book Day 2006 that I met Scott Pilgrim. It was a funny book! It was about a guy who liked this girl but had to defeat the 7 Evil Ex-Boyfriends before he could be together with that girl. Bryan Lee O'Malley created a universe influenced by video games.

I mean, this book was just hilarious! Plus the names of the characters were just awesome. Scott Pilgrim, Ramona Flowers, Wallace Wells, Stephen Stills, Young Neil, Envy Adams, and my favorite, Knives Chau!!!

Damn, this Bryan Lee O'Malley was a genius! To think he lettered Brian Wood's "Local" and now he's like friggin rich because of Scott Pilgrim!

It was my brother who got the first printings of the digests. He convinced me to read the digests. I read 1-3 straight. I had to wait for 4. The book is just fantastic! At first I didn't want to share it with anyone since you keep something you want. It's something special. It's not mainstream. Only you and a select few know about it. But I lent it to 2 friends and they loved it. I have to get the books back because they're the 1st prints!!! All in all, Scott Pilgrim is Grade A! The down side of Scott Pilgrim is that it comes in volumes and not issues. The wait is just too long. But you know, the wait is worth it!

In Sputnik, they said that orders for this has been off the charts. I hate it! It's friggin mainstream now! Just because the movie's coming out next year... Ugh... A lot of posers now... Hate the "feeling geeks". Grrrr... Some people don't know what they're talking about. Honestly... When I go to the book shops. There are guys explaining to the girls... they were just wrong. I wanted to say, "Dude, that's just plain wrong, honestly, stop posing as a geek..."

OK, back to Scott Pilgrim. So the movie's coming out next year and who do they cast as Scott? Michael f'n Cera man!!! Hellzyeah!!! I have som much respect for this young dude. He's awesome.

On top of that, who do they cast as Ramona????

Remember Gwen from SKY HIGH? Remember the daughter of Bruce Willis from Die Hard 4.0?

Dude, MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD! THE most underrated beautiful rising star of Hollywood! To all the Zooey Deschanel fans, yes, she's gorgeous and I love her too but she's way too popular now... Mary Elizabeth Winstead is still under the radar!!! I loved her the moment I saw her in SKY HIGH!!! Don't know her? Look at the picture below. She is just TOO GORGEOUS for geeks...

So, if you want to read comics or you're already reading comics, pick up Scott Pilgrim. I tell you... It's THAT good! Yes. Believe me. I know what I'm talking about. Comics = Life.

Don't miss out on this.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Thank you for the coffee...

I forgot to order this from my LCS. (local comic book shop)

I just friggin love The Umbrella Academy!!! The second story arc just ended and it still rocks the $hit out of me. Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba should never stop working on this book because it is just simply astonishing!!!

I'm such a fanboy when it comes to The Umbrella Academy. I have the shirt, the umbrella, the limited edition hardcover, the pins, and the figurines. I just need this coffee mug and I'll be happy!!!

Aarrgghh!!! I hope it's still available!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Rizal, Sputnik, and Badminton

Went on trade visit today. I was in the province of Rizal. Taytay, Binangonan, and Angono. The heat was just insane today.

After work, went to Cubao. Dropped by the best comic shop for independent work, Sputnik! And as suggested by the store manager, I got "Will you still love me if I wet the bed?" by Liz Prince. I also got this other book called "Shortcomings" by Adrian Tomine. Comic Book love stories. I asked what Shortcomings was about and the store manager was like "Uh, it's about these 2 people who are together na hindi" hahahaha. I'll start reading it after I read my stack.

For my comic book friend, Adrian, there are copies of Nardong Tae in Sputnik available. They have new stock.

Tonight, I just finished playing badminton. I got invited by a friend just here at the village. Met some new people too. I got a great workout! I have to buy a racket now since it's gonna be a weekly thing.

Anyway, I'll give my review of the 2 books after I finish reading them.

For now, I gotta go! Later guys!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Decepticons!!! Gotta love this geek product!!!

Apparently, today is GEEK PRIDE DAY.

According to my friend, fashion icon and fellow blogger, Joni (, there aren't that many Geek Blogs in the Philippines. (But I think they're out there!)

So what will I geek about? Since, Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen is coming out, and since I found this in the blog of the ultimate geek hottie. (OLIVIA MUNN IS THE ULTIMATE!!!)

This is THE most awesome USB I have ever seen. Sure the Star Wars designer USBs are cute but this is just plain awesome.

It's RAVAGE!!! Damn it!!! How cool is this??? If you don't know who Ravage is, GOOGLE IT! YAHOO IT! LYCOS IT! ALTA VISTA IT! Shame on you!!!

Ok fine, Ravage is one of the cassette tapes of one of the meanest and most awesome Transformers of all, Soundwave! Oh yeah, Ravage is also part of the movie by the way!!! Frickin awesome! I wish they'd put Laserbeak as well. Soundwave isn't a cassette player though... But still, he's there!

This product is only for pre-order now and it costs $42! Yikes!

Anyway, Happy Geek Pride Day!

Oh yeah, I saw the Star Wars Designer USBs at Power Mac in Rockwell. It's friggin expensive! Php 3,200!!! Oh well...

Sunday, May 24, 2009

JJ Abrams and his revamping of STAR TREK

Movie of 2009 - Fearless Forecast, It's STAR TREK people...

OK, I'm not a Trekkie nor a Trekker but I do know the characters and all that. I know who Kirk is, I know who Mr. Spock is, I know the "Set phasers to stun", "Energize", "Beam me up Scotty!", and "I CAN'T DO IT CAP'N!!!"

I'm sorry to all the Trek fans but I will remain a STAR WARS buff. Next to Spider-Man, I am a Star Wars fanatic. Yes, I do own a lightsaber. A mean red one.

But hey, JJ Abrams friggin kicked ass directing this movie. I saw this twice already and I might go for thirds. I came in the cinema with little expectations. I always prepare to be disappointed so that it won't be that hard if I do get disappointed.

This movie set new standards for the word "REVAMP". The movie was just spectacular and fantastic! The story was awesome and Chris Pine's take on James T. Kirk was wicked. Zachary Quinto's take on the Vulcan known as Spock was terrific! It was just logical to get Mr. Quinto. It had a perfect cast. I had no complaints whatsoever. Perfect casting. John Cho as Mr. Sulu was pretty cool too! Zoe Saldana as Uhura was superb! But the one that got me was Dr. Bones Mccoy! Karl Urban just rocked when he said "As YOU were" and "Damn it! I'm a doctor! Not a physicist!"

If I were a Trek fan, I would absolutely be jumping for joy because the canon was preserved. Everything that happened in the past still happened and that's what you need to give the Fanboys. You need to protect continuity.

The Star Trek mythos is pretty different from the other sci-fi stories. It really is "space exploration". It features an entire crew on a mission. I can imagine what happened before when it was still Shatner and Nimoy on TV. There must have been lots of fans!

I just recently watched "Fanboys" and there was a funny part where the Trek Fans were fighting the Lucas Fans. It was pretty insane. But that's a different story.

I predict that the only ones that can possibly beat Star Trek in terms of being a good movie for me are Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen and Sherlock Holmes. Let's wait and see.

If you haven't seen this movie yet. Shame on you!

Ouch... My head's still spinning...

#1 Rule when you bring a car and you plan to drink: DON'T DRIVE AFTER DRINKING. WAIT TIL YOU SOBER UP!

In short, I got hit by the alcohol last night. I had to wait it out til I could drive again. My head just kept on pounding and all you could think of was "please make the pain stop."

Hahahaha. I got a text earlier this morning. "Jiggers, alcohol will never drown the pain away"

My friends said that I was blabbing nonsense already. I remember seeing a cousin of mine too last night. I think...

Good times! I don't remember much. I just remember I was able to drive back home. Hehehe.

Cannot wait for "The Hangover". Looks like a fun movie.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

My Most Prized Comic Book

No, I don't have a copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 nor do I own a copy of Amazing Spider-Man #1. I have searched for this book long and hard for years. I missed the initial run. After reading the first trade, I absolutely loved it! And it's not even a Marvel Comic Book. It's from one of my favorite writers, BKV. The masterpiece called Y: THE LAST MAN.

Yes, it is a CGC Graded Copy. A 9.8 Near Mint. For me, it's priceless. It is probably a future holy grail of the comic book world. This book is definitely VERY difficult to find. My patience in searching on eBay + my hard work got me this book. I love this book so damn much and when I was fortunate enough to travel abroad, I kept on looking for a copy. A regular non-graded copy. Couldn't find any. eBay didn't have. All they had listed was #2 and #3. This book just simply did not want me to be its owner. It didn't want me to find it.

But one day, I typed on eBay, "CGC, Y: The Last Man", and there it was... I bid on it. And I met the minimum. Friggin awesome. I wasn't still guaranteed because I hadn't won it yet. I watched til the last minute. No one challenged my bid. I won it and I was just too happy...

Patience and Determination was key. I tried consistently looking for this. Even in the brink of giving up, you simply cannot give up. You just have to keep on trying.

Won't believe that I have a copy? I could have easily Googled a photo of this. But you know what, here's a picture of me with my most prized comic book :)

And there you go :)

If this blog entry somehow reaches Mr. Brian K. Vaughan, thank you for creating this masterpiece. It's beautiful.

Oh, best line of the book... SPOILER AHEAD.

"You would have said no to the man... but yes to the last man???"

BKV, you absolutely f'n rock!!! \m/

Friday, May 22, 2009

100th Post

100 Blog entries!!! Not bad!!! I maintained this blog pretty well I think. Plus I have 2 followers already!!! Hahahaha!!!

So I found this Spider-Man artwork from Kraven's Last Hunt. HERE LIES SPIDER-MAN.

From my previous entry, yes, a big part of me died yesterday. But a new one just rose from the grave.

So there you go. Life doesn't go the way you want it to be. You get devastated at some point and you try to suck it in. But the beauty of it is that there is a tomorrow. Things may not be the same ever again. But you just have to stand up. You may be a different person but you still stand up.

Now, I have to let go of that Jiggy for now. The Jiggy who just let it be. The Jiggy who sacrificed to be the hero. The "martyr" Jiggy.

Time to rise above the ashes. Time to live again. Time to pick up the kajillion bajillion pieces. I'm a different person now... I'm sorry.

Things change...

And yes, change is THE only thing consistent.

What happens next?

I don't know.

It's not Amazing Spider-Man #546 but nevertheless...

"Here's to a BRAND NEW DAY!"

21 is really not a good number for me and my family

August 21 - My Grandfather and Great Grandfather die on this day. Same day, different year.

May 21 - A big part of me just died yesterday and I don't think I can ever get over it. The pain I'm feeling right now is just so huge to take in. I haven't felt anything like this before. There used to be someone who'd be there to console me but the story called life made it in such a way that I have to deal with this on my own.

I wasn't able to sleep again last night. The dreams I've been having were indications of what was going to happen. I don't think I'll be getting sleep anytime soon too...

Weird dream again. I pressed rewind on the remote control, then played. But as it was playing, the story was stopped and was ejected from the player.

Does pain heal? I hope so. But will the pain leave anytime soon? No... This might take years... heck, maybe it will never leave.

Right now... I just wanna be Wolverine and have no memories whatsoever.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Was there an earthquake???

I have this Spider-Man Mr. Potato Head and it dropped from my shelf... Was there an earthquake? It's weird, nothing just drops from my shelf man. So I just had to take this... It's a monumental event in my room's history... The Spider-Spud just dropped...

Had to put it safely back on the shelf... Shouldn't drop anytime soon. I hope...

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Reflecting - Being on top of the world

A week ago, my friend Tristan got us great rates for Reef Diving and Parasailing. What was the better experience? I'd say parasailing. Why? Being high above the water, you'll know what flying feels like :) Really amazing. I miss Boracay already.

Earlier today, I visited my Paternal Grandmother together with my dad. On the way there, he popped his iPod and played Beach Boys songs.

What stuck?

Wouldn't it be nice if we were older
Then we wouldnt have to wait so long
And wouldn't it be nice to live together
In the kind of world where we belong

You know its gonna make it that much better
When we can say goodnight and stay together

Wouldn't it be nice if we could wake up
In the morning when the day is new
And after having spent the day together
Hold each other close the whole night through

Happy times together weve been spending
I wish that every kiss was neverending
Wouldnt it be nice

Maybe if we think and wish and hope and pray it might come true
Baby then there wouldn't be a single thing we couldn't do
We could be married
And then we'd be happy

Wouldn't it be nice

You know it seems the more we talk about it
It only makes it worse to live without it
But lets talk about it
Wouldn't it be nice

Oh yeah, don't let me get started with 50 First Dates.

It's funny, my Mom and Dad are right in front of me surfing the net together. Kainggit sila... Hahaha.

Friday, May 15, 2009

WOW! It's been a week since Boracay!

How time flies. It's been a week since my Boracay Vacay :)

I'll never forget this boat that went across. Its name was Marayjane. I was like, "so that's the Pinoy version of Mary Jane?"

So I guess it's Pedro and Marayjane? Hahahaha.

I woke up sickly and just grumpy today, not to mention out of this world... But I don't know. I suddenly feel ok.

As the saying goes, "kung gusto, may paraan"

Yep, you go out of your way just to get to something.

Just like in Spider-Man. Peter visits MJ after her audition. "Hey MJ! I was just in the neighborhood. But I had to take a train and 2 buses to get TO the neighborhood."

Suhweet! The first time I saw Spider-Man... Ugh... Best movie ever. The geek moment came in when MJ said that she had to go. "Catch ya later Tiger!"

I had a big smile on my face after that.

Here's to the Marayjane boat of Boracay! and to Pedro too :)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Looking for a sign...

It's funny, I usually shuffle my music and see what song appears to see what's up...

Of all the songs... @#$&%$@!$%^&*

Swing Out Sister's Breakout.


This hurts man... Seriously. Imagine if you were the guy who wrote these lyrics.

Well. Here's Waltz from Hale.


I hate the way you are
So mean to me by far
The most frigid girl
That I have ever known

You speak loudly but
When I'm not around
You'll be just like them
So shallow and obnoxious

Please, that's enough, that's enough
Please, I've said this a million times before
And I'm sick

But all that I need
And all that I breathe
And all that I care for is you

You said that you'd call
by the time you will be home
But you never did
You said you didn't mean to

And now I am enraged
As if we were engaged
You made me realize
I'm just your alibi

Please, that's enough, that's enough
Please, I've said this a million times before
And I'm sick

But all that I need
And all that I breathe
And all that I care for is you

And all that I need
And all that I breathe
And all that I care for is you

I hate you



My Childhood Crush

The first girl I found cute was back in Kinder.

And starting Monday, we'll be officemates. :) Whodathunk man?

Funny how life goes...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Taking things for granted

I hate to admit this but I may have taken things for granted.

I think I'm spreading myself too thinly on so many things. At work, complacency is absolutely a no-no and it's something I don't want to tolerate either.

I now remember movies that deal with the head honcho being a career guy. For example, Click. I went in that cinema expecting to get tons of laughs. But there, I called it and was wrong, Click turned out to be a movie that was full of drama. Damn you Adam Sandler!!! You made me cry!!!

I would like to have another opportunity in making things right. Not taking things for granted. I'm the type of person who keeps the most weird and random memories. I keep close to my heart funny moments with friends, jokes, what people wore that day or what people ate that day. I tell you, it's weird. I remember lines from movies a lot. It's insane.

The Kate Beckinsale scene wherein she asks Adam Sandler what song was playing during their first kiss. "Linger" and that pink sweater you were wearing... I tell you, that movie was just sad. "You know I'm such a fool for you..."

So there, today is the feast day of Our Lady of Fatima and I dropped by the Blessed Sacrament before going home. Did some reflecting and asked for some things... My Lola who's an adorer of Our Lady of Fatima has always kept her faith strong in the Lord. She really believes that you just have to leave everything up to the Big Guy up there. Mama Mary can intercede with the prayer. As for me, I'm a firm believer in the Mama Mary but I have taken that for granted... I haven't been in much prayer lately. I usually sleep after a tiring day.

I think the saying goes, what goes around comes around. Don't take things for granted if you don't want to be taken for granted.

Heck, we shouldn't take fish having feelings for granted. "Fishies have feelings to right?" Hahaha. That Nido 5+ tvc was cute.

May 13, feast day of Our Lady of Fatima. I reflected. I shouldn't take the love being given to me by my loved ones for granted... It's just too important. I can't lose that...

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Boracay 2009

May 8-11, 2009.

Awesome awesome awesome experience in Boracay.

Last time I was there was back in 2001 and my oh my. There were a lot of changes. The sand was still amazing and I just love bumming around the beach. It was 4 days of chillaxin!

So some highlights from my short but excellent vacation.

Nestea Beach Volley

It was my first Nestea Beach experience and I can check that one on my bucket list. It was everything I expected it to be. Congrats to Mr. Ron Chuacokiong and the Nestea Team for organizing that event!!! Excellent job!!! From the competition, to the painting the town red of NESTEA FIT, to the parties. Simply awesome!!! The sampling of the Nestea Ice Lolly Apple Flavor from the Ice Cream Team was great too! It's a perfect treat to beat the heat this summer!

I have to admit that I am scared of heights but this one will be one of the most amazing experiences in my life. Being up in the air, smelling the ocean breeze, seeing the blue all over the place and the gorgeous islands, sigh... Spectacular!!! There were times... well a lot of times, that I thought the safety buckle was gonna break because it kept on friggin creaking for crying out loud. But after a while, you'll forget about the fear of falling because it was just so surreal. Galing galing galing! I highly recommend it! But make sure you don't go alone. It'll be boring plus it's nice to share an experience with a friend. You'll see who'll wuss out or scream. Hahaha.

Reef Walking

This was also pretty cool. Imagine you're wearing an astronaut helmet and it weighs 35kg on land, underwater it'll be 5kg. You walk at the bottom of the ocean and you see a lot of marine life plus you get to feed fish. I was given a piece of bread and I kept my hand still. The fish will come. One of the coolest things evarrr!!! The only con here is the pressure. I kept stabilizing my ear pressure... But it's manageable.

Chori Burger

The Chorizo Burger was something I haven't heard of. It's famous in Boracay and indeed it was delightful to the tastebuds. It had this barbecuish sweet sauce and it was simple yet delicious. It's only available at night but there are some who start selling around 5pm.

Shangri-La Boracay

This was by far THE BEST RESORT I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY ENTIRE LIFE. If I had the money, I'd spend like 2-3 nights there. The place was friggin "SHANGRI-LA"!!!! It was rumored that Brangelina went there a couple of weeks ago. We asked the tour guide and he said that they were not allowed to say that kind of information... So yeah... thanks for confirming that they went there buddy. Hahahaha.

The Beach

Gotta love the sand in Boracay. Still cool to the feet and feels like powder :) The only con in the water are the moss man!!! Somebody please clean the beach! It needs to be in the top 10 beaches in the world dammit!!!

Food Tripping

From the mexican, greek, italian, or just plain awesome desserts, Boracay has a lot to offer. Good food!!! Make sure you eat where it cannot be found in Manila! Makes it better!

So there... Those are the highlights. I got tipsy one night but not that wasted. Promise :) Hahaha.

WOW Boracay!!! WOW!!! To be honest, I saw a celebrity. And I was like... WOW... But that wasn't the only WOW moment I had. There were several. But as the saying goes. What happens in vegas... este... Boracay... Stays in... Well you know how it goes. Hahahaha.

My next wish to finally visit Bohol... I need to see the beach and the chocolate hills...

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Off to the beach

Ok, so the weather's really not participating.

But I'm really psyched about going to Boracay. Getting a vacation :)

I've only been there once and it was back in 2001. I was a sophomore in high school with no clue of Boracay Night Life whatsoever. So we'll see. :) Hahaha.

Can't wait.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

On Fall Out Boy

It's hard listening to Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy. You have to check the lyrics to find out what the heck he's saying.

So here's a sample. Second verse of Sugar, We're Goin Down. :)

Is this more than you bargained for yet
Oh don't mind me I'm watching you two from the closet
Wishing to be the friction in your jeans
Isn't it messed up how I'm just dying to be him
I'm just a notch in your bedpost
But you're just a line in a song
(Notch in your bedpost, but you're just a line in a song)

Drop a heart, break a name
We're always sleeping in, and sleeping for the wrong team

We're going down, down in an earlier round
And Sugar, we're going down swinging
I'll be your number one with a bullet
A loaded God complex, cock it and pull it

Saw them the first time they came here and they rocked! Too bad I missed the second one. My brother thought they still rocked when they came back...

Spidey Statue

This is a piece from Diamond Select. Shows a lot of Spidey's rogues. Green Goblin, Venom, Doc Ock, Sandman, and Scorpion. Awesome piece.

It's like Spidey can take on the bad guys... Keep em comin! Bring it! Awesome...

Monday, May 4, 2009

Lines I read

I was re-reading Spider-Man: Blue and Spidey says "You see, I've come to believe that things have to get really, really bad before they can get good."

I hope he's right...

Everyone thought that it would be Gwen... Everyone

"It's about remembering someone so important to me I was going to spend the rest of my life with her. I didn't know that meant she would only get to spend the rest of her life with me."

Tragic. Tragic. Tragic.

Well, bring on the bad news. Can't wait for things to get good... Please hurry :(

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Spider-Man: Blue

I forgot to mention, I got the Spider-Man: Blue Hardcover yesterday at a very very good price. I just love this book by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale.

I wanted to write about this because I saw Spider-Man 3 playing on HBO and it was the Restaurant scene with Gwen and MJ.

So here, Spider-Man: Blue tells Peter and Gwen's love story and how Mary Jane finally got into Spidey's life. Gwen and MJ were two different people with different personalities. Gwen was quiet and reserved, MJ was outgoing and fun. In my opinion, this is THE best love triangle in comics. And I'm not just saying that because I'm a Spidey fan. Sure the Logan, Jean, and Scott triangle is great but what's great about this is how Gwen still affects Peter to this very day. There is still a triangle even if Gwen is dead. Proof? Read House of M and Sins Past.

Anyway, I'm not gonna write a review about this book because I need to give what's due to this masterpiece.

Spider-Man: Blue is one of my all time favorites because I'm a sucker for romantic comic books... Especially if Spidey's involved.

I also read Daredevil: Yellow. That's also a good one! Haven't read Hulk: Gray though... and Captain America: White is still not finished.

My favorite part, Peter saves the day and goes to Gwen. Gwen says "Peter... will you be my valentine?" They kiss and Peter talking to a tape recorder... "That was when you had me Gwen Stacy. All of me"

Sunday Battles

Several battles today...

1. Celtics finally beat the Bulls. 109-99. Epic series. People say that it was the best 1st round match in league history. I thought it was too. Ben Gordon, Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, John Salmons and Kirk Hinrich wouldn't just stop. I gotta give these Bulls a lot of credit. They pushed my Celtics to the limit... But the C's still stood tall. Defending Champs!!! The road is very very long. No KG = Bad News.

2. The People's Champion, Manny PACMAN Pacquiao punishes Ricky HITMAN Hatton. I watched at the Podium with my Dad, Brother, and Ninong earlier today. It was a quick match but it was worth it. A lot of proud and happy Pinoys today. Manny is still peaking. He really is such an amazing fighter. Galing!!! Keep it up Manny!!! Keep making the Pinoys proud!!! It was pretty cool to know that the Mexicans were cheering for Manny. In other boxing matches, I would cheer for Erik Morales. I gotta give cred to the Mexicans too. They sure love boxing. I I have a lot of respect for them!

3. My Lola's battle with Cancer. She'll undergo surgery tomorrow and I just want to thank all the people who are continuing to pray for her. I also want to thank those who sent in the kind texts to me. After the fight, I went to my Lola's room and brought down my Laptop. We watched the 2 rounds of the fight on YouTube. My Lola's a fighter and her faith is just so strong. I know she'll pull this one off. Yesterday at the mass for her, she said that she still continues to pray for the Filipino people and that she's offering her sacrifices for the nation. I love my Lola very much. She's one of the most important people in my life and I would absolutely do anything for her. Right now, she's fighting a very tough battle. We really need all the prayers for her.

Whatever battles or challenges we get, it's either one fights, or one backs down. We may not understand why it is given to us but it's something that makes us learn and makes us better people. It really depends on how you look at it. There are always two sides of the coin and as for me, I just accept them and do my best to live up to the challenge. Buo ang loob! All heart! As the Revicon commercials that showed today, "THINK PASITIB, WAG KANG AAYAW!"

Free Comic Book Day 2009

I'm very happy that 2 comic shops bring FCBD here in the Philippines.

Druid's Keep and Comic Odyssey make the Filipino Fanboys very happy with this one.

I thought that this year's comics were a lot better than last year.

I was able to get the 2 major ones this year. Avengers by Brian Michael Bendis and Jim Cheung from Marvel and Green Lantern: The Blackest Night #0 by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis from DC. :)

Talking to some people, I asked them about the price increase and everything... Marvel's $4 is a bummer... DC has $4 books but has more pages. But hey, at least there's Free Comic Book Day