Saturday, April 26, 2008

It's Not Like I Was 21 For Two Years.

About the same time last year, I was doing some reflection about myself. So I'll do it again today. Ooooh, I guess I have a new a tradition.

The thing is I don't really know what to reflect on. I still like tennis, watching The Amazing Race, The Simpsons and Family Guy, listening to Damien Rice, Jeff Buckley and Modest Mouse, food tripping, traveling and beach bumming, Daniela Hantuchova, Natalie Portman and Neil Gaiman, and I also still have the occasional bouts of angst like I'm stuck in the 90's.

I also still don't know if I've already gone through or have yet to meet my quarter-life crisis. On the positive side, I can say that my sleeping, eating and drinking habits have gone to the complete opposite direction to the one that's probably classified as "good". It's a positive because I know how people say that admitting you have a problem is the first step to solving them. Ha!

Here's to hoping that hitting strides and kicking asses will never be things of the past.

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Now playing: The Killers - Everything Will Be Alright
via FoxyTunes

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Good Times Come

Had an extremely fun night yesterday with my friends/officemates/former teammates. We all got together to celebrate Mats', Karon's, Camille's, and my birthday. Woohoo!

The four of us treated our F/OM/FTM to dinner at La Maison. The food was great (especially the barkada-sized ribs) and since there were more than a dozen of us, they gave us a table at a separate section of the restaurant (I guess so that we won't disturb the other guests.)
After that we headed to Masas for some after-dinner drinks (a few pitchers of Mango Mandarin, (which I kept calling Mango Madness, which kept confusing the waiter), a few pitchers of Frozen Dalandan Margaritas, and some bottles of Red Horse, San Mig Strong Ice and Lights.) After that, we headed off for Red Box to do some hardcore videoke singing. And by hardcore, I mean heart-felt ballads, American Idol-style performances, Britney Spears pop fluff, and the requisite Aegis dregs disguised as "songs".

Thanks for the great night guys! (Hey, I did say it was gonna be legendary, right? Hahaha)

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This is where our group picture would have been posted,
had I not forgotten to bring my cam.



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Now playing: Phoenix - If I Ever Feel Better
via FoxyTunes

Monday, April 14, 2008

Fix Me Now

OK.

This is just great.



According to the description:

This is from a documentary shown on Channel 4 in the UK called 'Young@Heart'; the name of the New England octogenarian chorus line. The performer here is Fred Knittle, who suffers from congestive heart failure. This song was intended to be a duet between Fred and another chorus member, Bob Salvini. Sadly, Bob died of a heart attack and it was left to Fred to carry the song on his own. If I'm correct, the people you see crying at 01:13 are Bob's family. The lady you occasionally see mouthing the lyrics in the audience is Fred's wife.

There were some very touching scenes where we see Fred rehearsing alone soon after Bob's death. It was an incredible film.
They also do songs by Sonic Youth and The Ramones on their concerts. I heard there's gonna be a movie released about the group too.




video uploaded by http://www.youtube.com/user/akf2000

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Now playing: Tori Amos - Precious Things
via FoxyTunes

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Buzzed

Just got my head shaved (blade numero dos) and now, whenever I'm bored, I just run my hands all over my head. I like how the stubbles feel on my hand... Now I know why Britney did it.

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Now playing: Phoenix - Long Distance Call
via FoxyTunes

Monday, April 7, 2008

Angkor Whuuut!!!

Just saw a documentary on The History Channel (don't laugh) about the Khmer Empire, and all I have to say is


ICANTWAITICANTWAITICANTWAITICANTWAITICANTWAITICANTWAITICANTWAITICANTWAIT!!!!!11!!!!1!!!



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Now playing: Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
via FoxyTunes