Sunday, March 23, 2008

Nobody ever said reading too much was bad for your health (AKA linkspam ranting)

Trust the wacky Japanese. Jin Kobayashi (the guy who draws the School Rumble manga) is either insane, emo, or a wacky genius.

That said, I've been addicted to this manga for several months now. This, plus the Naruto manga, Questionable Content, XKCD and the Perry Bible Fellowship make sure I have next to zero progress when it comes to academics during the weekends. And let's not forget the occasional Wikipedia browsing (and suddenly noticing you have at least four or five new tabs open, because you were right-clicking every link as you read) with the even moar occasional Encyclopedia Dramatica and Maddox for a dose of retardation.

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Friday, March 14, 2008

Post-gig (old ramblings I almost forgot about)

It was in the middle of the van ride home where their family decided on a midnight snack of burgers fries and sundaes while there was enough pica-pica in the gig to keep one full until the next morning so I decided on just coke to wash off the five-and-a-half beers and they gave me a large one which I sipped thoughtfully while I talked with the older niece about people’s tastes in music while the younger niece was resting on my lap and it was this way all the way up to antipolo at four o’ clock in the morning and while she talked about guns n’ roses and my chemical romance and while she dreamed in my lap about a world without the noise pollution of a thousand amplifiers blasting the anger of a hundred fledgling rock gods I sipped my coke and felt the liquid sugar stream through my alcohol-laced blood and thought and thought some more and finally decided that I want to have a family of my own someday

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Sunday, March 09, 2008

Se7enmeme

Because I am tagged by Pen (and probably Elaine, but I was really busy at the time).

Seven things that scare you:

1. Balloons, especially those that look inflated to near-bursting
2. Hypodermic needles, which is why I won't be having any piercings anytime soon
3. Sleeping in a dark room with a light on and a bunch of moving shadows in the next room
4. Centipedes, especially the ones with big fangs
5. Cigarette smoke (more of hate than fear, actually)
6. People who wallow in self pity and get high on all the attention they get from it
7. The idea that I might lose my hearing (and not be able to listen to music) someday

Seven things you like the most:

1. Pandas
2. Transformers
3. Magic: the Gathering
4. RTS computer games
5. Doughnuts
6. Books
7. Notebooks

Seven important things in your room:

1. Bookshelf
2. CD collection
3. Transformers collection (still growing)
4. Wardrobe
5. Complete set of (the short-lived) Culture Crash Comics
6. Full-body mirror
7. Big bed

Seven random facts about you:

1. Already had typhoid, chicken pox, mumps and hepatitis A and all my wisdom teeth removed
2. Despite all my seemingly bone-breaking activity, I've never sprained or broken anything
3. I'm an M2M fan
4. My email address and first blog's title came from my favorite Magic: the Gathering cards
5. Can write in Futhark (Old Norse runic script)
6. Read the first Harry Potter book in three nights
7. Taught my brother how to play the drums

Seven things you plan to do before you die:

1. Skydive
2. Learn to play the saxophone
3. Write a novel
4. Create my own alcoholic cocktail using arnibal and/or honey and/or panutsa
5. Become the first Filipino Nobel Prize for Literature laureate
6. Teach high school English
7. Have a son, name him Melquiades, and make him read One Hundred Years of Solitude when he gets older, so that he gets to learn just how uniquely cool his name actually is


Seven things you can do:

1. Sleep for 18 hours straight
2. Play the drums
3. Burp-talk
4. Handstand/Handwalk
5. Ride a bike no-handed
6. Tie a cherry stem with my tongue
7. Totally freak/creep someone out by simply staring at them

Seven things you can’t do:

1. Go on real all-nighters. I have to at least nap for five minutes every few hours
2. Play the guitar, but I don't really have any plans to learn
3. Eat more than two bars of white chocolate, I get queasy
4. Smile a sincere smile. My smiles always look sarcastic or exaggerated
5. Write neatly
6. Draw and cut in a straight line
7. Cook

Seven things that attract you to the opposite sex:

1. Nice eyes
2. Enough tolerance to tolerate my assholeness
3. A wit that is smartass enough to counter my smartassery when needed
4. A sense of humor. Or else the numerous jokes bubbling in the soup of my head will have to stay there
5. Being well-read. Talking about nothing but books and writing all day is actually fun. More people should do it
6. Strong tolerance to alcohol
7. Nice taste in music. I mean, even pop is good, as long as it's in moderation

Seven things you say the most:

1. Weh
2. Kainis
3. Putang ina (and its various contractions)
4. Shit
5. Ano ba?
6. Kumusta ka naman?
7. Anong drama mo?

(so yeah, I cuss and asshole people a lot)

Seven celebrity crushes:
(okay, the first three are bringing out the homo in me)

1. Ben Gibbard
2. Johnny Depp
3. Brandon Boyd
4. Kelly Misa (do models count?)
5. Anne Hathaway
6. Hayden Panettiere
7. Renee Zellweger

Seven people you tag:

The first se7en who read this post. Will list them when they do.

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Because I will never be able to resist the allure of music surveymemes

RULES:

1. Put your music player on shuffle.
2. Press forward for each question.
3. Use the song title as the answer to the question even if it doesn't make sense.

NO CHEATING!

1. How are you feeling today?

Fat Boy Slim - Weapon of Choice ("Don't be shocked by the tone of my voice")

2.Will you get far in life?

Death Cab for Cutie - Passenger Seat ("With my feet on the dash the world doesn't matter")

3. How do your friends see you?

Bon Jovi - Living on a Prayer (Halfway there!)

4.Will you get married?

Sandwich - Butterfly Carnival (No idea how this answer goes)

5. What is your best friend's theme song?

Incubus - When It Comes (Walking pile of tension)

6. What is the story of your life?

Incubus - Wish You Were Here (I do, in fact)

7. What was high school like?

Robbie Williams - She's The One (There was no 'she' back then)

8.How can you get ahead in life?

Linkin Park - Breaking the Habit (I have few enough vices as is, so this must be talking about my bad habits)

9. What is the best thing about your friends?

Five for Fighting - Easy Tonight ("You wore hearts for me")

10. What is today going to be like?

Savage Garden - Crash and Burn (More like 'crash and chill and stuff my face with chocolate', actually)

11.What is in store for the weekend?

One Republic - Apologize (Apologize for what?)

12. What song describes you?

M2M - Everything You Do (I wanna go oo oo aa aa!)

13.To describe your grandparents?

Tori Amos - Sleeps With Butterflies (Maybe my father's side grandmother, who is 'sleeping')

14. How is your life going?

Joe - Somebody Gotta Be On Top (JOE HORNY PLAYER SONG WTF)

15. What song will they play at your funeral?

Mae - Runaway ("Reach out you can go overboard if you want to")

16. How does the world see you?

Incubus - Circles ("What would it mean to you that it'll come back around again?")

17. Will you have a happy life?

Europe - The Final Countdown ("We're leaving ground will things ever be the same again?")

18. What do your friends really think of you?

Kaskade - Steppin' Out (Love this song, but I don't know if it's supposed to refer to me or to my friends)

19.Do people secretly lust after you?

Gym Class Heroes - Shoot Down the Stars ("And we bring ourselves down and build ourselves up in disappointment")

20. How can I make myself happy?

Mae - Someone Else's Arms ("I just wanna wake up in someone else's arms")

21. What should you do with your life?

Incubus - Earth to Bella Pt. 1 ("Before you swim you gotta be okay to sink")

22. Will you ever have children?

Soulja Boy - Crank Dat (LOL wut)

23. How do you picture yourself 5 years from now?

Typecast - Breathe Through the Glass ("The day has ended and so has life")

24. What is best to describe your special someone?

La Caution - A La Menthe (No lyrics to quote here, so I dunno how this answer works)

25. What is in store for you in this world?

Paramore - Pressure (Will I ever be free from it, anyway?)

26. What would your life be 10 years from now?

M2M - Give A Little Love (Moar LOL wut)

27. Will you be successful?

Bryan Adams - I Will Be Right Here Waiting for You (So how is waiting related? LOL wut)

28. How was your childhood?

The String Quartet - Yellow (Happy, string-quartet happy)

29. What song best describes your mood right now?

Black Eyed Peas - Fly Away (I so do miss those vivid flying dreams of mine)

30. How was it answering this survey?

The String Quartet - Screaming Infidelities (Mellowing out)

...

Wurd, to say the least.

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