Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I'm breaking up with you.

Just realized that it's Edward Cullen I like and not Robert Pattinson because Edward is supposed to smell really good while Rob Pattz, unfortunately, doesn't.

Robert Pattinson Stinks

Robert Pattinson is making life hard on his co-stars while on the Vancouver set of New Moon. The man reeks.

He stinks. I mean, it’s awful. He never showers, and it drives people on the set crazy,” dishes someone who works in very close quarters with Pattz.
“He completely reeks,” complains an annoyed crew member.

These started out as rumors on the net and of course, he dispelled them and I believed him (blame it on blind fanaticism, haha). BUT!!! There's no denying the GQ writer who merely expressed his observations:

"His clothes smell like he has recently purchased them off the back of someone more less fortunate than he."

I'm also not sure if I wanna believe the things that he says on that interview. Looks like he's just playing cool - perhaps too cool for his own good. So unlike Edward. Hahaha

Anyway, I'm still so looking forward to New Moon because Edward Cullen's in it and to see if it turns out any better than Twilight. I'm not sure how they're going to make that into a movie -- it's my second least-liked book in the series. Bella Swan is just manic-depressive all throughout!


Now there's another Brit who caught my eye even before the Twilight Mania broke out. This one looks like he smells of Armani after shave. hahaha

Ed Westwick for K-Swiss

Parang gusto ko nang bumili ng sapatos.

I'll never get enough of CHUCK BASS!!!

Or my forever favorite since Spiderman, James Franco.

Hihihihihihi (giggles)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Twitter Twitter Twittering...

I haven't been writing here lately because I'm getting to appreciate microblogging in Twitter a lot more than I used to. Twitter is the next step after Facebook. In my observation, unlike Friendster and Multiply, Facebook has become more appealing to old people. I have aunts, uncles and faraway relatives from yonder who have befriended me and now they get to find out more about me than what they usually see in family functions. It's fine to have da pulis force in the family in my friend list but because they're there, I tend to be more careful. I also have clients and industry friends who add me up on FB and that really blurs the lines of personal and professional information-sharing (I don't mean to say I don't want them in my network... I'm just saying everything has limitations, I'm sure you all can relate).


Anyway, what I like about Twitter is that it's a microblog. I can put random thoughts out there for people to see (or for my own consumption) and at the same time, I get to see their random thoughts, too. 90% of those I follow on Twitter are people I don't personally know... although I do know them to a certain extent, like Trent Reznor, Liam Gallagher (who just started his own clothing line called Pretty Green), Ellen Degeneres, Britney Spears, John Mayer (he tweets that he's getting ready for a jam), Bloc Party, Barack Obama (definitely not him but his PR or something), Kimi Raikkonen (who updates his Twitter on a weekly basis, I think. Like "just finished testing and tyres are great")... etc. For people who are mobile, it's also convenient for getting real time news. I got by the minute updates on the Australian GP yesterday via F1's Twitter on mobile.

Nine Inch Nails in Manila

Speaking of Trent Reznor, he confirmed on his Twitter that NIN is coming to Manila in August. Some unconfirmed reports indicate that the venue is at the Araneta Coliseum. I'm really excited since I like/love their music and I've read about how good they are live. My problem is (yeah, problem), my friends and I don't really share the same taste in music. They're more of the Rihanna type whereas I enjoy those otherwise so I'm sure I'll have a tough time convincing any of them to spend a few grand to watch NIN with me. A cousin of mine loved the band (and had it been possible, I would have had no trouble asking him to go), but unfortunately he's already making his own music high up the heavens.

Brawn @ Australian GP
And speaking of F1, I think the results of the Australian GP was a great, albeit surprising, way to start the season. At least there's a new contender challenging the podium staples. I'm just wondering what happened to the Ferraris, though. And I'd like to add that Brawn's colors remind me of my Stabilo Boss highlighters in highschool. And that Rubens Barrichello is such a perennial second-stringer, I wonder how he feels. At least he got his place in the podium.

I also think that Lewis Hamilton did pretty well, having come back from 18th from the grid to place third (Trulli was later penalised which cost him the third spot). Now as opposed to Button who led all the way (and didn't have much trouble maintaining that lead), I'd say Hamilton did a lot of work to end up 3rd. However, it's also arguable that Hamilton's finish was a result of the other drivers' misfortune.

A few years ago (in the early 2000s), a friend invited me to attend a Mild Seven event at the NBC Tent (I think) where Jenson Button was the highlight of the night. I begged off from that to attend some debut or something and it was okay because he was relatively unpopular then as he drove for one of the lesser known constructors... Guess I wrote him off too soon!

The year before Fernando Alonso became the youngest champion, he went to Manila as a promotional stunt for Renault and Mild Seven. The family of a close friend owned the restaurant where they held the press conference but the family was instructed to keep mum and to refrain from inviting outsiders to the event. In short, none of us knew. We were still in school then and I was just shocked to see photos of her chatting with him on her friendster! Betrayal! hahaha Well I guess now that I've also done a super secret presscon, I understand what she had to do at that time. I wasn't dying to meet Fernando Alonso anyway.

*Currently listening to: Electric Feel by MGMT
This just in (Apr 2, 6 PM):
Hamilton excluded from Australian results, Trulli regains third

McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton has been disqualified from last weekend’s
Australian Grand Prix after a second stewards’ investigation on Thursday decided
both he and his team had provided ‘misleading' evidence during a hearing held
after the Melbourne race.
Okay... I wrote in my post above that I thought Hamilton worked really hard to place at least third - would've been nicer if he coupled it with some honesty.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Ang Huling El Bimbo

I haven't had the chance to write about my own eheads experience and maybe I never will. Much has been written and everybody knows the show was fantastic. It's true that no other Pinoy band has had the same effect on the people even after several years of being not together and I'm happy to have been part of local music history. It was just great to participate in a large karaoke party where everyone knew most of the songs by heart. When you're with about 100,000 people, cussing never felt so good! (and so normal considering it was part of the lyrics, haha!) I didn't even realize that I still knew the words of their songs which weren't as heavily played in the airwaves (some of those never even made the airwaves at all).

Five days after the event and I'm still hung-over from the craziness. Seeing the photos and reading all the blog accounts bring back memories from the night. It's the first time, I think, that I allowed myself to be bumped here and there by the JJs in the VIP section without complaining. Yes, the Jumping Jologs made it to the VIP section during the super final set and inspite of that, it was fun. We all love the 'heads and I thought during those final moments which we only get rarely, we're all entitled to enjoy the show any way we know how. The last three songs were the best, thank God I'm a slow walker and chose not to squeeze myself in the crowd that was exiting the place. Because I didn't rush to wherever the crowd was leading when the show was over, took my time traversing my own path, and the fact that I was still hoping the night hasn't ended, I managed to discreetly re-enter an unguarded gate only to find myself (and my friend) led right infront of the stage in time for the last three songs -- and we screamed and sang our hearts out with the celebrities and other VIPs, and the jumping Js. I'm not quite sure but I might have turned into a JJ for a moment there. :)

Wait, did I just write about my experience? Hahaha


I'm turning a year older in a few days and I can only hope that this year is better than the previous ones. I think I'm ready for positive change in whatever aspect of my life it may come. I've never been a risk-taker as I've always tended to go with what's comfortable and certain but I think I'm really ready to get out of my comfort zone now.

Currently listening to: Spiralling by Keane