Monday, September 27, 2010


I think I need to create another blog where I can write about you and you alone.

This is what you do for lunch break and in between work.

Entertaining more Facebook Memes out of Facebook.

15 Books

The rules: Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen books you've read that will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes.
  1. Fight Club, Chuck Pahlaniuk
  2. Good Omens, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
  3. The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson
  4. The Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsson
  5. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, Stieg Larsson
  6. Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman
  7. Invisible Monsters, Chuck Pahlaniuk
  8. Microserfs, Douglas Coupland
  9. Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, Rachel Cohn
  10. After Dark, Haruki Murakami
  11. Veronica Decides to Die, Paolo Coelho
  12. The Rape of Nanking, Iris Chang
  13. Shanghai Baby, Wei Hui
  14. Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold
  15. The Devil wears Prada, Lauren Weisberger
15 Films

15 favorite films off the top of your head.
  1. Fight Club
  2. Almost Famous
  3. Scarface
  4. Rush Hour
  5. Phone Booth
  6. Love Actually
  7. Armageddon
  8. Devil's Advocate
  9. City of Angels
  10. Sweet Home Alabama
  11. Cruel Intentions
  12. Meet Joe Black
  13. The Fast and The Furious
  14. Wicker Park
  15. Wanted
15 Songs

Create an instant playlist and list down the top 15 off the top of your head in no more than 15 minutes. Don't think about it too much, just list away!
  1. Starlight, Muse
  2. Use Somebody, Kings of Leon
  3. Take Me Out, Franz Ferdinand
  4. I Still Remember, Bloc Party
  5. The Prayer, Bloc Party
  6. Time to Pretend, MGMT
  7. Mr. Brightside, The Killers
  8. Somewhere Only We Know, Keane
  9. Bad Dream, Keane
  10. Crash Into Me, Dave Matthews Band
  11. How to Save a Life, The Fray
  12. Collide, Howie Day
  13. Free Fallin', Tom Petty
  14. Everyday is Exactly the Same, Nine Inch Nails
  15. Beautiful Day, U2
 I can do another:
  1. Unforgiven, Metallica
  2. All Apologies, Nirvana
  3. Black Balloon, Goo Goo Dolls
  4. Hanging By A Moment, Lifehouse
  5. Wish You Were Here, Pink Floyd
  6. Champaigne Supernova, Oasis
  7. Got You (Where I Want You), The Flys
  8. As Long As it Matters, Gin Blossoms
  9. Plush, Stone Temple Pilots
  10. Black Hole Sun, Soundgarden
  11. Like A Stone, Audioslave
  12. Freshmen, The Verve Pipe
  13. Lightning Crashes, Live
  14. Daughter, Pearl Jam
  15. How You Remind Me, Nickelback
--> I have about 5 minutes to go for this list -- newer ones:
  1. King of Anything, Sara Bareilles
  2. Live Like We're Dying, Kris Allen
  3. Life After You, Daughtry
  4. Kings and Queens, 30 Seconds to Mars
  5. Gotten, Slash feat. Adam Levine
  6. Taylor Swift
  7. Hey, Soul Sister, Train
  8. Meet Me on the Equinox, Death Cab for Cutie
  9. Had It All, Katharine McPhee
  10. 21 Guns, Green Day
  11. The Only Exception, Paramore
  12. Taylor Swift
  13. Taylor Swift
  14. Taylor Swift
  15. Taylor Swift

Skull candy... minus the skull.

One of the reasons why I don't wear regular earphones is so that the person sitting next to me wouldn't be annoyed if I decide to play my music a little louder than usual. Similarly, I also want to isolate external noise as much as I can to fully appreciate the art that goes behind the production of music, because even if the volume is really high, external noise still gets in when regular earphones are used.

That said, if you're not wearing noise-cancelling headphones or noise-isolating earphones (proper terms for each), you cannot pretend like you can't hear people calling your name within close proximity, probably at just about 12 inches away from your ear (regular ruler's length).

Now, should you decide to continue with your juvenile ways, I suggest you fund your act accordingly by acquiring the necessary props. Otherwise, you risk being perceived as a brat or a fool. Up to you.


Saturday, September 25, 2010

My life according to Incubus

RULES: Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, answer these questions. You can't use the band I used. Try not to repeat a song title.

It's a lot harder than you think!

Repost as "my life according to (band name)."Tag your music-loving friends!

Are you a male or female? Southern Girl
Describe yourself. Made for TV Movie
How do you feel? Out from Under
Describe where you currently live. Clean
If you could go anywhere, where would you go? Deep Inside
Your favorite form of transportation? Drive
Your best friend is Stellar
You fear Zee Deveel
What is the best advice you have to give?  Make Yourself
Thought for the Day - Just a Phase
How would you like to die? A Kiss to Send Us Off

*what a corny meme but answered it anyway.

Monday, September 13, 2010


I'm not as stupid as you think I am. Aside from my academic qualifications, I also graduated from the University of Bull, majoring in Shit, and currently taking a masteral degree in Mental Manipulation.

Which means I know what you're doing.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Ego Surfing / Vanity Searching

Love the new Google Instant feature where they deployed the alphabet coding scheme. Why? Because Google knows me! That's aside from 'optimizing the search experience,' of course. Haha, sound bite.

The other engines don't know me yet, but soon they will. Because in the natural order of the universe, everyone else just follows Google.

But inspite of that, I go to Bing everyday not just to search but to admire the photography. I don't really care that it doesn't know me because I go there for research, not for vanity and ego surfing. Except today, when I wanted to make a comparison on the Instant features. Promise. *Nose grows longer.

And Bing has something that Google and Yahoo don't have: Page previews. When you hover beside the links, it will give you a brief summary of the page to save you the trouble of actually loading it only to find out that it's not what you're looking for. (Click on the photo to enlarge)

And that ends my little experiment for the day.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: I'm gonna die!!!

Just heard that Muse, Kings of Leon, Phoenix and BLOC PARTY are penciled in to perform at Araneta Coliseum in 2011! Exactly the bands I wanna see. I will be prepared to spend to see these guys live especially Muse and Bloc Party! And Kings of Leon and Phoenix!

That's too long to tweet. Although I also have to will myself not to expect too much because they might do a The Killers on us.

Waaaaaaaaah. This is it!

*First post using my BlackBerry :)

Kings and Queens of Promise

Tonight you realized that, just like the rest, you also couldn’t cut it.

You wouldn’t find yourself in this position had it not been for your own contribution. You relied so much on other people and probably failed to fulfil your own role in this team. You knew the moment you felt uncomfortable when your teammates had to admit that they let a lot of things slip through the cracks. You overlooked them, too.

That is not to say that you’ve been negligent – it’s just that you did not pay enough attention.

You’ve always believed that a good leader was one who could motivate people to work hard and give their best. In that respect, you are not a good leader. You do well on your own, but not as a leader.

And now, this thought keeps you up. You back track on the things that you should have done. You wish you knew better.

You write all of this because you just couldn’t deal with failure, could you? Nope. That’s true. And then you tweet about it. You just have to.

Dear self, you failed to steer your team towards the ideal direction. And you write to yourself because no one else really wants to tell it to your face.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

It's been 10 years.

At home circa 1983ish? Looks like I was just a year old here.

My brother passed away 10 years ago today. I still miss him, but it's great that in his place, we're blessed with a wonderful kid who can ask dad to skip a day with his golf buddies so that they can bond, make mom smile even in her most difficult moments, tease my sister to tears and wrestle with her to no end, and be my kiddie movie slash driving buddy.  Because we spend a lot of time driving around in the car, I shall take credit for influencing his taste in music. He can rock as much as he can rap.

Kuya, your kid is growing up to be much cooler than you! :)

Wednesday, September 01, 2010