Friday, October 31, 2008

U.S. Economy, Friends and Drawing...

There are a lot of things that happened, or a lot of things I have given thought to (which would give you an idea of how smart I am. I'm like that all the time...) besides the usual surfing through our obscure-but-still-useful laptop (name pending) read and amazed at the 100th issue of FHM (Hachi Machi!!! Rowr!) and played more games at Venus.

There is this one post at my usual website where I get my toy, erm, collectible stuff news that really brought my attention, or at least gave me a glimpse of how hard life is at America. Here's a quote (or visit it at " the U.S. economy is in a downward spiral, and because of rising oil costs and general inflation toy collecting has become very expensive of late... Also, I’ve just been really busy lately with… life. As such, I’ve hit a sort of crossroads. I feel like right now I need to be saving what money I have instead of spending it on action figures. I know that’s a bummer, but it is what it is...I’m not going anywhere. I just can’t really afford new toys these days!"

Coming from a guy (which I don't know much about him, but hey, common ground) who collects toys and something like that came out of his mouth (figuratively), you could say that the economy is really in DEEP FRIED SH*T. I guess that we really need to focus on the important stuff. I've also given thought on the things I buy. Could probably do with bootlegged items.

Also, even though I feel like I'm always working, I'm glad that I'm still able to see my college friends and do some crazy stuff. Although their idea of a good time is somewhat...timid, they're a good theraphy for the stressed. I've got to admit there are some things that I wish I could have done while I'm at college ( I believe that I also posted this comment a few months ago...) But hey, that's why there is a word such as progress...

I miss the times when I was able to speak to them on the phone and just talk about anything and the constant advice, but LIFE HAPPENED. Ah well, I wish that we would still be in contact with each other...

Speaking of friends, my friend really made his dream come true, by releasing his independent comic book (the xeroed kind) to the public. I was finally able to see the actual, tangible work from my friend. I know he wants to do this for some time now, and I'm happy for him. (Plug: check out their works at with the keyword silent sanctum. My friend, I'll be expecting my free comic anytime soon...)

I want to draw, y'know. Like release some of my "portfolio" to deviantart but the thing is,

1. I need a scanner
2. Learn that damn Photoshop and,
3. Time, motherf*ckin' Time.

Well, at least I'm writing, still able to grind my creative gears. And I doodle. I also keep some good story ideas to myself for future bucks. Maybe I'm posting this because I believe in the future, and that someday...

I will.

(now how's that for dramatic?)

-"the king"

Saturday, October 25, 2008

The "Try It" List...

Whoa, it's been that long, huh? Haven't had much time these past few weeks to post, what with some new downloaded games for Venus (my psp), went (almost) drunk at a friend's one-year-old child birthday and well, really, just got lazy.

But I've mustered enough strength and went to our home PC and decided to post some motherf*ckin' blog!!! I've also thought of a new subject matter for today's post. I call it the "try it" list. Basically some things I've tried and liked it. Whether it's a videogame, music or tv show I've recently devulged in, I say to all you people who are bored out of their mind, "TRY IT" :

... painter extraordinaire Alex Ross was currently commissioned to work on the cover of the kollector's edition of theNorth American version of Mortal Kombat v.s. DC Universe for the PS3 and Xbox360. The image is very innovative. Check it here : hope the gameplay is good. I mean, who wouldn't want to play as Batman crackin' skulls with Scorpion? TRY IT...

....Watch the Jason Segel-lead (the tall guy from another hit sitcom How I Met Your Mother) movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall on whatever format that you could find (i.e. pirated) It's the funniest movie I've ever seen. It's about a songwriter who just got dumped by his hot celebrity girlfriend. The guy is so devastated by the breakup that he went to hawaii to froget about her when she is also on the island along with her new boyfriend. The movie is so witty and features one nude scene. I'm not gonna say who, just TRY IT...

.... If you love tongue-in-cheek parody of famous video game characters crammed in one game, then try the psp or ps2 version of Asterix and Obelix XXL 2 (either versions are identical) For those not in the know, Asterix is a famous European comic book character in a time when Rome is invading all parts of the world. He is almost as old as Spiderman. But if you know your European comic culture, they prefer non-superhero stories, focusing more on real adventures of people. And even though the game is short (you could finish it in a weekend) it's still fun to play. Anyway, the game has full of videogame character references, here's a short list: Sam Fisher , Ryu, Sonic the Hedgehog, Crash Bandicoot, Donkey Kong, Mario, Ratchet and Clank, Space Invaders, Lara Croft and Rayman. Whew! That's a long list. TRY IT...

... Lastly, try listening to Natasha Bedingfield's new single " Pocket full of Sunshine" It's very upbeat and colorful. TRY IT...

Well that's all the things I want to lay some dirt on you people... stay sharp, and I can't wait for the complete season 4 of How I Met your Mother. Awesome!!!!!

- "the king"

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Big Surprises, Turning 23 and Ellen Degeneres...

My Birthday just passed by, albeit many people seemed to forget that my birthday was last September 29 and not 30. A well, I appreciate the effort anyway. It's also hard to invite old friends over since they're busy (even on a Sunday? Even on a Sunday, friend.) I guess it won't be long before only a few would still be communicated. Also, turning 23 doesn't really change much. Quoting Garfield, " I'm learning something new every day!... And forgetting two things."

It's pretty surprising how things came out. Take, for example, channel 5, now called TV5. Last time there were numerous revamps that really fizzled. But this time it really blown out of that little channel that nobody cared about. I love watching the new movies, Ogags (i.e. Pinoy Jackass) Seems they were challenged by the past article written by that obviously-gay Butch Francisco titled (somewhat) "Why Channel 5 will never be Famous"

Another example worth noting is that gigantic building near the Monumento (which would give you the idea of where I live. Kinda.) For years that is just a worthless "white elephant" No one is using it. But now it was reincarnated as the Victory Central Mall. Many people go there for some cheap clothes, quality food and business oppurtunities. There are like 6 floors there that the top floors still haven't been used. If ever you readers would pass by Monumento, give it a try.

I'm always duped into buying an item I regularly wouldn't buy just because of two words pasted into the said product: "Limited Edition". I'm a sucker for those. (Sample Scenario: "Cool, a limited-Edition eyeliner? I've gotta buy one!!!)

Rants: Glad that Hale has shifted their subject matter to happier and melodic songs. After all, leave it to those f*ck Emo Bands. Speaking of Emo, it won't be long that those silly haircuts will be gone... replaced by sillier hairdo!!! Crap!!! Ellen Degeneres' show is very heartwarming, but I really hate how she talks. She stutters so much (just like me, fine.) Rico Blanco's new single "Yugto" does compare well to Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody"

-"the king"