Sunday, February 17, 2008

Random Intraspection

Ever felt that people are just tolerating you?

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Five things I want, two months into 2008

Because I am tagged by Elaine some weeks ago, and because, as my favorite teacher, Ma'am Bheng, always said, "the false sense of empowerment that stems from financial stability and surplus is a fetish of our consumerist society". (Well, something like that, at least.)


In no particular order...

1: Every Optimus Prime figure ever made.

Screw Bumblebee and his movie-spun icon status among today's spoiled-kids-with-rich-parents. Back then, he was just this funny-looking little guy. With horns. And back then, Optimus Prime ruled. He's probably what Darth Vader would sound like if the Sith lord were a good guy.

Note that the above pic doesn't even contain half the Prime figures out there today.

2: The Power Nine (Magic: the Gathering)

Even though I really started playing it around Grade 2, high school was my real Magic: the Gathering phase. I played the game RELIGIOUSLY, to the point of reading articles on theories of playing and all that. Going to college in eLBi has forced me to stop playing seriously (also the lack of funds and a geekfriend playgroup), but I've never actually stopped. I also owe a lot to this game for boosting my vocabulary. I mean, words like "Tithe", "Respite" and "Pedantic" will hardly ever pop up in normal conversation nowadays.

Yes, I still drool at the sight of these nine shitty-looking pieces of cardboard. More so when they're together like that. To think that the each one of the cards costs almost $500 nowadays if it's still in good enough condition.

3: A Lamboghini Gallardo

One of the (few) things that would get me off my procrastinating arse to have my driver's license replaced ASAP (for those who don't know, I haven't done anything about it since the time when my wallet got stolen, which was about a year ago already). Two things: one, it's a really cool-looking car, and two, it almost rhymes with "Regalado". Smack that.

Too bad we don't live in Italy. I'd love to see one of the police car versions of this guy patrolling the streets. Or something like that.

4: A trampoline

Not those little things you see in carnivals. I want one of those big, olympic-sized trampolines (and probably a stadium to put it in), and I'd de-stress by jumping up and down on it all afternoon and probably break my neck, or something like it, in the process.

5: A complete set of parachuting gear, a Beechcraft 18, and a pair of pilots

Since they don't work without each other, consider these as one complete set. So I can finally complete one of the things I REALLY want to do before I die, and I feel will actually be the cause of my death in the distant future.


So there.

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Oh, so now they can do whatever the fuck they drunken want to, but because their egos are as deep up their asses as yours is, you tell--no, you insist--that everything is "so fine", as a certain Angel's Ploy wrote. And then you sincerely believe we've got enough tolerance in our not-so-soussed bodies to designated drive your sorry drunk ass home? You're lucky, so goddamn lucky, that he, in all his seeming immaturity, still believes in chivalry. I would've just spat in your face and left you lying on the asphalt.

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Friday, February 01, 2008

Purging the week's intellectual and emotional binge

*This weak, me wasted. This weakened, me sleep.

*Anata wa asa ni hayaku okimasuka, osoku okimasuka? Iie, watashi wa gogo ni okimasu. (BANGAG desu ne!)

*To the Odin's night: Is it not funny that the audience, now their own cast, frown AFTER the comedy? Perhaps tears really are the yin to laughter's yang.

*To the Thor's night: You are a kite. I hope you know that the last thing I would ever want to do is tie you down.

*To the Frigg's day: Drowned in Pepsi. Hung over, but happy. Want doughnuts.

*(According to the Wikipedia) Ginebra San Miguel's flagship brand, Ginebra San Miguel, is currently the largest-selling gin brand in the world, with 22 bottles consumed every second in the Philippines.

*If I'm bitter, you're wrong.

*"In Mexico, women are said to carry la luz de la vida, the light of life. This light is located, not in a woman's heart, not behind her eyes, but en los ovarios, in her ovaries, where all the seed stock is laid down before she is even born." -Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Sorry can't relate sad face.

*This is a line about a cat (Meow, meow!) with seven feet.

*Altruism, as a goal, does not exist. It is simply the means and not the end, which is ultimately egoistic in nature. The only reason why it becomes viewed as such is because the supposedly altruistic act is viewed by the aided Other, who will always view his/her surroundings in relation to himself/herself, which makes him/her blinded to the true goals of the supposed altruist.

*Things I have to do: Study for Eng 104 exam, make handouts for PI 100, look for a copy of the Eng 102 assignment, prepare coat and tie for Spcm 104, finish the folio story for Pantas

Things I want to do: Finish the folio story for Pantas, eat a 6-box of doughnuts with ice cream and/or a pitcher of iced coffee, finish reading "The Screwtape Letters" and "Women Who Run With the Wolves", make cartoon-y vectors of friends (crap, I left my mouse in the dorm), get a good copy of (and watch) "Sweeney Todd", buy Angge's saxophone

One out of four. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

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A midnight's dream a.k.a. an excuse to show the one part I waited for (and was denied me) in "Pangarap"

If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended,
That you have but slumber'd here
While these visions did appear.
And this weak and idle theme,
No more yielding but a dream,
Gentles, do not reprehend:
If you pardon, we will mend.
And, as I'm an honest Puck,
If we have unearned luck
Now to 'scape the serpent's tongue,
We will make amends ere long;
Else the Puck a liar call:
So, good night unto you all.
Give me your hands, if we be friends,
And Robin shall restore amends.

"Finally," William said as he put down his pen, went to bed, and dreamed of faeries. One of them was unusually happy and hyperactive.

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