Thursday, January 26, 2006


2006 starts out as a period of confusion for me. What is there for me in 2006?

At the same time, I've been very-very busy at work and I don't get to go out as much. Or is that, maybe I don't want to go out as much. Or probably, there's not enough blockbuster movies worth going out for. Whatever it is, I have to find a way to sort out what's what; which is to say, that I'm taking a break from blogging. I'll still be uploading flickr pictures every once and a while. But as for this blog spot, I'm letting it rest for a while.

Hope you'll still be here when I get back to publishing...probably in mid-February.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

WWE RAW Live Tour - February 24, 2006

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Raw is coming in February! I hear tickets for the second show are quickly being sold out. I haven't been paying attention to the WWE since the last rennaisance, which was when Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock were at the height of their popularity. Nowadays, I don't even recognize half the wrestling roster (much less distinguish between the RAW and Smackdown rosters). But judging from the aforementioned battle royale in tickets and reservations, the organizers have nothing to worry. I also heard that Smackdown will be coming later this year, which may include (rumored to be) half-Filipino WWE Champion Batista (David Bautista). How many steroids does it take to have that kind of body? You can crack coconuts over his trapezius muscles (that group of muscles between your shoulders and neck). Anyway, fans rejoice! I hope it'll be a good show. And no, I didn't get tickets.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Shiver in my bones just thinking about the weather

Now this is my kind of weather. It's the January-February in the Northern Hemisphere (you know that we ARE in the Northern Hemisphere, don't you?) season. The temperature goes down to a cool 23ÂșC, just the way I likes [sic] it. It's very pleasant to walk around in the daytime without sweating so much from the naturally tropical climate here. And if not for the air and noise pollution, the beggars and hawkers, I'd roll my windows all the way down while driving to and from work. Meanwhile, farther up north in the world, the strong Siberian winds sweep down south. We here get the end part of that weather system, hence the cool temperatures. I wish it were like this all year. Though there were times when it was even colder than this in the early morning and the evenings.

Last year, summer came early in the last week of February. I'm hoping for it to be cool at least until first week of March this year. Cool and dry, that is. Humidity always makes it a bit hotter and uncomfortable, especially at night. But right now, this is perfect.

Monday, January 09, 2006

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Franchise

We saw the movie The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe yesterday in Promenade Greenhills. It's pretty enjoyable for someone who has no clue of what the story is about. The battle scenes, on the other hand, could allow time for you to roll your eyes and say that you've seen this before. The characters were varied enough for a fantasy story. The witch really was a bitch, who at first I thought was Alice Krige (who played Borg Queen in Star Trek: First Contact). You can easily find Liam Neeson's voice in Mufasa... I mean, Aslan. There're also amusing quips from the nice beavers (snicker).

I hear that this movie is a box office hit. Since there are a lot more books in the series, expect sequels and sequels to come.


One of my friends brought home stuff from the US that I bought through Amazon. I got DVDs of Requiem For A Dream and Donnie Darko. They're both in the Top 100 movies in the IMDb. I'm planning to watch them soon, if I have time.

Friday, January 06, 2006

retrievr - search by sketch

Hey flickr user, how about trying to search an image by sketching it. Give it a try. While it's not entirely accurate or reliable, it usually yields interesting search result.

Documentary On Japanese Sushi - Google Video

Take a look at this documentary about Japanese Sushi. Just don't take it too seriously. I'd hate to spoil it but it contains some slightly (very slightly) gross-out parts. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

On the right foot

After a long break from exercising and (somewhat) healthy living, I'm very slowly starting again. I should be starting again on the dumbbells and whatever exercise I can do at home. I'm also starting the daily walk of four flights up and down the stairs in the office. I should also find time to jog after work.

I was determined to go up to 160 lbs this christmas vacation but 155 seems to be the cap for me. It's very difficult for me to gain any more weight than that.

I also played a game of basketball last night where just a few weeks back, I used to play two. I didn't because my legs and arms are sure to be sore the following morning. Surprisingly, I still managed to sink long shots, midrange jumpers, and layups. The accuracy will surely suffer once I start on the weights again. Basketball season in the office starts at the end of January. I still have more time to get in shape and eat right.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Come on baby, light my Fireworks Setting!

Originally uploaded by ton2fig.
I was determined to shoot something using the Fireworks setting of my camera. Since I wasn't able to attend any of the World Pyro Olympics nights, the front yard on New Year's midnight would do just fine.

We gave up the entire "light the fireworks and set off a couple fountains" years ago. So basically, New Year's Eve for us is like a spectator sport (aside from the eating and drinking).

I think most of the light show was bought from Dragon Fireworks. They all look the same. Some more pictures in flickr.

Anyway, have a Happy New Year! May you have even more good luck in 2006!