Friday, October 31, 2008

This is on Multiply but not in Facebook.

Last week, we had the privilege of meeting (and sharing a drink with) Anthony Bourdain -- chef, writer, host and rockstar of the culinary world.

Extremely good-looking, charming, nice, smart and really funny. This didn't come up in the interviews he did here but have any of you seen the Romania episode yet? Freaky! He and his friend went to this creepy dracula-themed resto and they couldn't find anything good to eat. They also went to a cemetery where they write (and illustrate) the cause of death in the tombstones. Anobuzz. He also said that people there weren't friendly at all.

Talking about Lechon: "Pigs... they have a really sad life... The saddest lives. They're just ready to die!"


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I gotta know what you think, so I can get you to think what I think.

The best way is not to fight it, just go. Don't be trying all the time to fix things. What you run from only stays with you longer. When you fight something, you only make it stronger.

Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

Thursday, October 23, 2008

you, stupid shiny Volvo owner

I'll see you soon!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

F1 will have a new champion this year.

Perhaps it's the year of historic milestones for black people. Obama could be the first black US President and Lewis Hamilton could be the first F1 champion. Then again, I'm rooting for Massa. Too bad, Kimi, I cheered for you!

Kimi Raikkonen’s battle with Robert Kubica was fought over more than just second place. Raikkonen was fighting to keep his championship hopes alive - and he lost.

Raikkonen is 21 points behind Lewis Hamilton with 20 left to be won this year. Thus his chances of retaining the crown he won in 2007 are over.

That means whichever of the remaining contenders wins the title this year - Hamilton, Felipe Massa or Robert Kubica - it will be a first time champion, and the 29th different title winner in the sport’s 59-year history.

I've always been a big Raikkonen fan dating back to the days when he was just beginning his career with McLaren and I was just starting to be fascinated by F1. Back then, he was just a newcomer who showed promise. Some people were quick to write him off, saying he was not as serious about F1 as the rest because of his unconventional and nonchalant attitude towards the sport. As he began to prove his mettle and earn his place at the podium in some races, he just couldn't win the championship for a lot of reasons. Sometimes, it was his own doing and most of the time, it was the car. He was always ALMOST there but never there. Frustration set in for the fans but I'm always rooting for the underdog. I'm probably one of the very few followers of Formula 1 who isn't a big Schumacher fan.

McLaren took really good care of him but he had to leave them. Nobody will ever be able to resist the opportunity to drive for Ferrari. Now we have a really good driver in a really fast car. In 2007, he finally got the championship albeit not so easily. But when the universe conspires, things fall into place and it just happens. This year, he tried again but guess it just wasn't his time again. It was back to the usual... just always ALMOST there. He made mistakes, his car wasn't in good shape, his teammate, Felipe Massa, just kept getting better, and the other cars and drivers were simply faster.

I remember when it was Michael Schumacher driving for Ferrari with Rubens Barrichello as support. Schumi didn't win every race and there were times when Barrichello was just better than him. There was this race (it escapes me which one) when they were #1 and 2 with Barrichello leading. At that time, Schumacher needed some points to secure the the driver's championship with just about 2-3 races to go (i think). If he won this particular race, he's a shoo-in for the championship. Barrichello was the man of that race, leading from the start. However, knowing that Schumi needed some points for the championship, they asked Barrichello to slow down as he approached the checkered flag to let Schumi pass him. How sad. Niluto. Barrichello had a career, too, you know. But he let him pass, for the sake of teammanship. They should've let Schumi work harder for that one.

Well, there was no such incident this year. Massa held his own against Raikkonen and they never figured in such a fixed strategy. I guess, all I'm saying is it was a fair fight. Kimi may have lost it at this point but I'm still a fan. And oh, I'm rooting for Felipe Massa and Lewis Hamilton. Fernando Alonso will never get my vote.

buzz me.

Every vision has to have a plan. A vision without a plan is nothing but a hallucination.


just blogging my way through SLEX traffic :-)

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Human Shit, Loyd!

Five episodes into the new season and we're already seeing a lot of memorable moments in the lives of Vinny Chase's entourage. And of course, most of them includes Ari Gold!

Here's one where Ari and Adam Davies try to 'outprank' each other... super funny!!! And then Ari bitchslaps him. haha

Ari gets a Ferrari as a gift from the wifey and then he bumps into Davies on the street the first time he takes the car for a drive...

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

mobile blogging and Santogold

whee, my first blog post via mobile. Killing time at the hospital... it could be really difficult to type using touch keypad but that's what you're willing to endure to escape boredom.

so while i'm bored, let me tell you about my new fave artist - Santogold. kinda pop/r&b-ish but electronic. i'd say pretty unique for a mainstream act.

i like more than 3 of her songs which makes her qualify for album purchase. thing is the album is hard to find, well at least for us in the PHL. actually, looks like nobody i know is aware that the artist exists. they don't have it at music one yet. itunes naman doesn't let PHL users buy songs, only apps. amazon only allows MP3 downloads in the US. I really tried my best to acquire it LEGALLY but I don't have a choice now haha.

yan... sometimes i guess piracy is reasonable. eh sa gusto kong makinig eh. so by the time it becomes available here baka nagsawa nako then i wont buy anymore.

i'm also looking out for the new Bloc Party and Oasis albums, and the MUSE Live at Wembley DVD (HAARP tour). :-)