Thursday, November 30, 2006

as promised



我在HSM试试看我表演的程度。其实我失败了。这情形呤我想,我在表演冲来有进步吗? 我在练习时真正的有进步吗? 我花的时间有成果吗?




i think i should stop helping people.

it's one thing to be unappreciated, but hated? now this is not worth it.

to the ingrates, if you manage to stumble upon my blog. grow up. seriously. stop being so selfish and think about the other side of the fence. did you see the sacrifices? the effort? the patience? dammit, don't go around blaming me for your shortcomings if the terms of my influence weren't even clearly stated. oh and yeah, it would've helped if you guys just told me straight-up that you didn't want it that way. i SPECIFICALLY said i was open to whatever things you might want to say or add. SPECIFICALLY. nahihiya ba kayo nun? ok, i'll accept that pithy excuse. but nonetheless, it isn't my fault and thus you have no right to hate me. if anything i should hate you guys for not even bothering to have the common courtesy to inform me that i shouldn't [this word leaves a lot to be discussed] be around to help out anymore.

grow up. matatanda na kayo.

i know everything is done already but still finding this out from someone else is something else. vague for a reason. i'm over it. and i'm glad with what you produced. but get your feelings straight. kung magagalit kayo, dapat nasa tamang lugar kayo. and by the way, its sucks to have people lying to your face. i was perfectly polite, i deserve better.

and now the philo. it's annoying that i get burned for helping out [this covers a lot of other topics]. a harmless post becomes an argument? it really is amazing how differently people react to the things you do. each and every person is coming from a different place and time and influence. it really is a challenge to tailor your actions for favorable outcomes. a simple comment may be followed by an acknowledgement, or it can be blown out of proportion by a rancorous argument. life's crazy. everything around us is unique. i know that we generally remember only the shortcomings, as i am inclined to know ravaging this keyboard with pent-up angst. but dammit it really gets you down when you were good intentioned and then get burned. i really should shut up now. or shut up.


it'd be nice to hear a real thank you from time to time, and a sorry from people who've hurt you.

i screwed up my auditions! don't wanna talk about it. let's just leave it for another post, i'll do it in chinese.

another door opens.

Monday, November 20, 2006

high school musical press release

The Asian premiere of the stage adaptation of Disney’s “High School Musical,” opening in February at the SM Megamall Theatre, has recently announced its creative team and will be having open auditions on Saturday, November 25, 2006.

The creative team will be headed by director Chari Arespacochaga, who recently directed the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Doubt” starring Cherie Gil and was assistant director for Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” starring KC Concepcion and Karel Marquez for Atlantis Productions. She also directed “Footloose! The Musical” and “Merrily We Roll Along” for Blue Repertory. Also in the creative team are choreographer Daniel Cabrera and musical director Felix Rivera. Disney’s “High School Musical” is being presented by Blue Repertory, in cooperation with Cebu-based producer Hendri Go of Little Boy Productions.

Auditions for lead and ensemble roles, will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 3rd floor Gonzaga Fine Arts Theatre (G306), Gonzaga Building, Ateneo de Manila University, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Those auditioning must be 13 years old and above, and must be able to dance, sing and act. Prepare two Broadway songs and a 2×2 photo. Please contact Andrei at 0915 889 4779 for more information.

“High School Musical” tells the story of a group of teenagers dealing with the issues of popularity, first love, the balance of sports versus the arts, and the value of friends and family. With positive themes like the importance of expressing one’s self, believing and following one’s dreams, with popular songs such as “Start of Something New,” “We’re All in This Together,” and the mega-hit “Breaking Free”, this new family-friendly musical is sure to be enjoyed by audiences of all ages.

Tickets will go on sale in January at all Ticketworld outlets. Interested sponsors, show and block buyers may contact Hendri at 0917815 5794 or Jill at 0919 360 8974.

Monday, November 13, 2006

don't wait

i'm killing time right now at the rsf. despite having to finish reading some books...i'm here typing.

no chinese essay, no nj star here at the rsf.

the poem don't wait puts things into retrospection. in a perfect world, we would have enough time, sense, and resources to weigh our decisions. we are living life, against time. to win perhaps is the most impossible thing right now, unless time travel has been perfected. no one can win the race against we have to slow down, when we slow down we can think more and answer and recognize our real issues with clarity and peace.

the instances in the poem are quite familiar with each person. can a person truly go through life without making the mistakes/meeting the conditions listed? there are so many decisions that we make each day of our lives. each of those decisions brings about changes, even things that we cannot control. how can we live, without not waiting? life is already moving too fast for us, there are so many tasks we have to accomplish daily. as we slow down, we take deep breaths, we relax and look. where am i heading? why am i going there? what is waiting for me there. slowing down puts things in perspective. just be mindful of the time you spend...good things come to those who wait, but not to those who wait too late...

then again, there's an issue of getting ready, literally not waiting for the things to happen. whilst an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure, we cannot antiscipate the screw balls life throws at us. how can you react to a person leaving your life? or a ms right now? accidents? death? random stuff...?

[this essay apparently is rambling on and on.]

in the end, we can only hope to live the best way we know. try and cover our bases, look before we leap and eventually when the summers roll over we can come up with our own aphorisms to guide the next generation.


speaking of aphorisms, had an intersting histo class today. teaching my section is his excellency [roflcopter] neville manaois who is self-proclaimed to be insecure, just psyching us up to his "abuses" (all in good faith) for the sem. lots of itneresting things to come i believe. he's had a lot of experience with students from the blocks he teaches and he looks like a fun prof if a bit sarcastic and in-your-face. interesting. and as we were about to leave the class he told us that he liked ending sessions with quotations.

here was what he said.
it was from the lord of the rings, a powerful message from gandalf.

"you shall not pass!"


hehe. lots of laughs to come i assume.

the past few days

in retrospect, i bummed out my semestral vacation.


nonetheless, my room is clean and i've finished one book and i've hung out with my friends.

half-done...i'm still reading hundred years of solitude. i'm only beginning to raed the photoshop book.

things that i didn't get to do :
read pessoa
organize cards
read saramago
get dsl [well the room is clean now, we'll figure it out, with proper timing i'll be surfing faster within this month]
learn [hehe basta]
shop for clothes [erm yeah...mahirap minsan sa greenhills when you get sidetracked haha]

things i swore i would not do :
DOTA the sembreak away.
dammit it 3 days, ano ba yan but kasi ang lakas ng powers ni kester eh!!! hay... oh well. dumaan na rin.

the first two days of school have been rather weird. i don't know how much work i'm supposed to be getting i guess...first few days and only introductions have been made. things are looking up with my schedule allowing me to have some decent measure of sleep. and the time frames of my classes are relatively well placed. mwf is workable since i can tambay with mayor at mvp.

and so the second sem begins.

sidenote faculty day pala sa friday so i don't have my once a week promotions class...darn.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

don't wait

Don't wait for a smile to be nice
Don't wait to be loved, to love

Don't wait to be lonely, to recognize the value of a friend.
Don't wait for the best job, to begin to work.

Don't wait to have a lot, to share a bit.

Don't wait for the fall, to remember the advice.
Don't wait for pain, to believe in prayer.
Don't wait to have time, to be able to serve.

Don't wait for anybody else pain, to ask for apologies...

... neither separation to make it up.

Don't wait...

Because you don't know how long it will take.

carpe diem baby. chinese and english essay to follow. just stumbled upon this the other day.


Monday, November 06, 2006

first sem and new stuff

presenting the M.A.N.I. logo!

for those who don't know thats Mga Anak Ni Itay. um. yeah :D cool stuff. lol funny seeing our ym avatars all looking like that!

today, i got my grades. i was surprised to see my qpi was 3.10. that's a B! haha i seriously didn't expect that. apparently crisostomo worked some magic with regards to my theo grade. hehe sayang lang talaga, had i aced pysch (which was actually an easy A) i'd be in the dean's list. oh wells, there's next sem. no always. i have to be dl this sem so i can overload next year.

pray for me!!! :D

nov 3-4 overnight

after the nov 2 dota/cs session we leo kix jaundice and i trooped to howell's house for the traditional overnight. pictures, few as they may be are here.

it was fun, rather boring though since there wasn't a lot of activitiy going on. dota the whole time. we didn't get to watch v for vendetta. too bad. we didn't have sunset stuff either. no philosophical discussions or reminiscing. just joke time the whole time, seriously howell and leo, that celphone thing is gonna bite you in the ass one of these days. some poker and billiards only. nothing much. well i think i'm still at a random success rate in billiards, given of course the nature of the law of physics defying table of howell. i did however pocket 3 balls in one shot. that's right, and the cue ball wasn't one of them LOL. 2 of the 3 weren't mine though haha but still, 3 in a go. you can never beat that leonard! nyarnyarnyar, it trumps your trickshot! which is pretty cool, he pockets too balls in one shot, the cue ball hits one ball a the right corner pocket then with that momentum pockets the other ball in the left corner pocket cool stuff.

i woke up at nov 4 for the birthday gimik and left at around 8:30, leaving my things. when i came back at around 6:30 to pick up my things...lo and behold. jaundice and kix were on the pc...dota and leonard and howell were ASLEEP. makes you wonder what they all did while i was out. needless to say, we stayed for one more day. pizza, yellowcab again haha. oh and howell owes leonard pizza yey lahat kami nayari na sa mga katangahang bets. haha.

we'll see when we'll meet again. hopefully this week to watch the prestige and avail of that pizza.

then i'll probably right my movie reviews.

nov 4 gimik

omedetou tanjoubi gozaimas cobang-san to ber-chan!

it was a fun day moa for the gang. pics here.

we met up at sjcs then proceeded to moa. during the car ride hershey and i were discussing business. that's a guy with direction all right. i wouldn't be surprised if he were to be a millioinaire before he gets married. haha and what of me i wonder... but that's another entry for another day.

yellowcab lunch was great, lotsa pizza haha bonded with herschel who i haven't seen for the longest time. i only hoped that we would have more stimulating discussions in the future haha.
it was great seeing old friends. therese, tiffany, shuri, bernice, sisa, herschel, anniline, cobang, a lot of girls with me again but no romantic involvement, the story of my life? wag naman though it is getting rather disturbing with all my college blocks full of girls... oh wells. lets not be too presumptuous haha.

after lunch arcade which unexpectedly lasted the whole day. sayang hindi kami nakapag-ice skating or movie instead. but still cobs gave me the skating tix so i can use them with barkadaincs getaway...whenever that happens diba leo, mark??? timezone the whole day grabe. my exercise comes in the form of dance rev and dance maniax. while i'm not one of those dancing afficionados, i've been inspired by marcelle to actually dance and not just hit the songs. by dance partner sisa however insisted on "dancing" to the harder and faster songs. songs you cannot dance to at all. haha survived but still, i was sweating really really hard. great work out. sisa and i played the machine more than 8 times i think haha. it was fun. as for dance rev, i still got it managing a consistent B for advanced songs. paranoia? kaya pa rin!!! yeba!

til the next gimik i guess!

tourney report for nov 5

it was a great tourney! not particularly happy with how i finished though, only at 12th place with the final standings of 2-1-2. played against aggro slivers, loam control, scepter chant, gifts, and ug wtf. weird weird day. i had two draws despite my piloting fcg, the uber aggro deck. once again i made several play errors which cost me games. against mike's scepter chant game two i could've won by sacing to sgc a gobo at eot followed by 3 more sac then attack ftw because mike didn't have enough mana to pay the kicker of the imprinted chant! i didn't notice darn! against johan i didn't mulligan my hand which eventually cost me the game. sayang talaga.

well next time lessons learned. mull, be attentive and use tin street hooligan (thanks allan!)

once again it was a fun day. this time we were at jupiter's BCI. we really felt the love! we had discounted meals yeba! airconditioned, great service. CLEAN, REAL TABLES! lunch was great, coz even though i was the only one who represented my team i was accompanied by tx's arvin and indi rommel. the rest of the community sat with their respective teammates. and my job as photographer ensued. haha great fun seeing the teams together, TX, chopsuey, budget, classic erm MF? pics are here.

tx has a playmat designed by none other than quix maiquez who was a regular contributor to heights back then. cool stuff. more jokes, more magic c/o marcelle. ponsi randomly screaming "yugi, watch out!" and having top deck moments accompanied by... "heto na...heto na... [not the card you needed] AH!!! dubi dubi dubi, handshake bi dubi dubi du. haha joke time talaga. great fun, great community. later hitched a ride with mike and we were talking about how vintage grew. it was reborn at mike's shop and when he decided to close it, lauren took it up and it's still relatively healthy. good times. we also talked about my team visiting and playing at mike's shop back when we were in high school, and look now...we're college sophomores. how time passes. how the good times roll.

side note, i really need to get powered.

vintage forever!