Saturday, June 26, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Blame this to Sendo! I felt compelled to do this! Lol.

1.) Copy tag to your own notes and start modifying it.
2.) Omit existing answers.
3.) Write your answers and tag as many as you want.

Use the first letter of your name to answer each of the following questions. They have to be real. Nothing made up. If the person before you had the same initial, you MUST have different answers, strictly NO carbon copy in that case. You cannot use any words twice. You cannot use your name for the boy and girl's name questions.

Questions and Answers
1.) What is your name: mjomesa
2.) A four letter word: mike
3.) A boy's name: miguel
4.) A girl's name: mathilde
5.) An occupation: microbiologist (i want to be one)
6.) A color: maroon
7.) Something you wear: mossimo blah blah
8.) A food: meringue
9.) Something found in the bathroom: my towel, hahaha, seriously, men's
10.) A country: madagascar
11.) A reason for being late: making a post for my blog
12.) Something you shout: mwahahaha!
13.) A movie title: men in black
14.) Something you drink: mango shake
15.) A musical group: maroon 5 bleh!
16.) An animal: mongoose
17.) A street name: mabini st.
18.) A type of car: mustang
19.) An internet site/blogsite:
20.) A song: monster by gaga
21.) A President's name: magsaysay, ramon. ayoko nung isang m!
22.) A cartoon character: marge simpson
23.) Name of School: mindanao state university
24.) A sport: martial arts..wahahah
25.) A Latin word/words: "memento mori." remember death!

To whom will I pass this? I don't know. Maybe, it ends here.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

this is what i call "the last supper and the rest".

The Last Supper. A subject of many paintings. The real 'Last Supper'.

And the rest.

Girbaud fashion

The Sopranos

Shucks, The Simpsons


Battle Star Galactica


some leather event ad in Folsom Street

gamble ad

rat killer ad and a LS-inspired zombie drawing

See how the world digressed from the real essence of the message imparted by the Last Supper.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

a night with the bitches.

There are just so many bizarre things around that I hear and see. And one, to end my day, was this video of Lady Gaga. What should I say? FIERCE! FIERCE! FIERCE! Gaga left me stunned again. "Alejandro" evokes something beyond music with those nun costumes, seemingly gay Nazis, rifle barrel bra, the goggles, the Templar costumes, the cross and rosary, the costumes that defy fashion norms. Bizarre. Just plainly bizarre. I was a Bio student before, and looking at Gaga with her feminine form with those male muscles adorning her background, it was like a shot of morphine. Watching Gaga's video was like analyzing morbidity and mortality at the same time. It's seeing disease, letting it contaminate you and allowing Death defy and molest your still-abled body. The end part made me flinch. The wigs made me cringe. Gaga's trademark is here, and that's the gist. Whatever video she makes, it will always leave the touch of Gaga's reality and surreality, which the public is having a hard time swallowing.


Another bizarre thingy.

Anyway, I was with whom I call "The Bitch" and Ms. Nholl a while ago, and we passed by a Korean hair salon. Seeing "The Bitch's" hair, the legendary locks that could usher the fall of even the most sophisticated and trusted hairstylist, I decided to inject her the thought of Hairspray. Get my point? No? I even call that thing, her hair, a horse tail.

Me: Bitch, look (pointing the 1,500Php hair bond treatment signage), I think your hair needs it.
The Bitch: Excuse me. No. They need my hair. (sabay taray)
Me: (silence)
The Bitch (again): Sir, gusto ko mag-watch ng World Cup. I called Sir P. and he said we can watch daw together. (kinilig ata ang Bitch kasi may crush nga sa matandang Sir P. na yan, anyway...) Sir, of course, libre yan. May food yan.
Me: At ano naman?
The Bitch: Of course, di nya maaatim na naka-tubig lang ako, tapos siya iced water. Dapat mag-order siya ng ice. For me.

Hahay. Why did I talk to that bitch? By the way, she proposed we'll have our Book Club daw. Book sharing over a cup of coffee. I hope so. Lol.

Giddy. Goodnight. Hmmm..It's my birthday this June 19th. My picture greetings, send to Salamat. Lol.

Friday, June 11, 2010

fidel castro x batman x etc.

Fidel Castro met Batman?
What if? Just what if superheroes were present during the pressing moments of our history? Agan Harahap, Indonesian photographer, captured the moments in the imagination of his camera. I couldn't help but giggle with the pictures. Browse When superheroes come alive.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

i'm on a reading spree. stop me.

Remember my Moleskin journal? It's slowly feeling the pressure of my comments, lambasting whims, criticism brouhahas, juvenile censorship which were actually in some way or another cushioning the repressed emotions I broil inside me. A wannabe writer? A frustrated poet? Name it, I don't want it. Lol. I'm just on a reading spree and I'm knocking the books on my shelf one at a time. And God, how they bleed. Lol. Without further ado, I present to you the parade of books I just chewed and digested.

The Hobbit (JRR Tolkien)
What could I say? This book is quite a good read if you opted for adventures, dragons, goblins and dwarves and all those swashbuckling so-and-so's. Need I to mention the Lord of the Rings? Enough said. JRR Tolkien is really a storyteller and a good one.

Makes me want to read the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. I'm currently scavenging for a copy. *sigh*

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
(Mark Haddon)
Story of an Asperger-inflicted 15 year-old child. Interesting? Absolutely. If you have watched "Adam", then I bet you will understand that this book is quite interesting as it was uniquely narrated at first-person perspective by a savant. The chapters were numbered using prime numbers which was quite a catch for me. I was like, huh? Do I really need to read this? If you were to hear from pundits, then some would say this book would be a boring recipe. But, acknowledging the fact that this deals with Asperger's, I'd rather shrug the idea. No mistake, it was a good choice. The plot was like induction-induction-climax-climax-denouement-denouement-drooooppp! That was actually the flop side of the book. It ended immediately, robbing me of the element of self-reflection, rather harassed by the element of surprise.

The Client (John Grisham)
Courtroom drama turned action with a child-lawyer relationship riveted by mafia intervention. That would suffice I think. Heheh. Anyway, this was actually a re-read book. I just don't read the book again if I don't find it entertaining and educating, the latter one being the main ingredient of a good book. I consider this book my first major addiction. A Grisham work of genius.

Plan of watching the movie, but I'm afraid it may ruin my already-fossilized impression of this book. Suggestion?

Twisted 7 (Jessica Zafra)
She's the bitch you'll meet in Hell and you'll be proud you meet her, but sadly in Hell. Actually the book shares the twisted ideas of Jessica Zafra. I got hooked of her Twisted series but since I was still deciding whether to buy them, I've contented myself with rigorous and patient skimming, rather reading of these in National Bookstore. The read's for free. Haha!

Gone for Good (Harlan Coben)
This one's on my menu every night starting last night. The reason why I got those Edward Cullen circles under my eyes. Deal with it. Haha. I'm currently reading it. Can't get the whole point yet, hey, I'm still on the second chapter but my friend said that this one's a good catch. Want to prove this firsthand. I'm on a reading spree really and I'm eager to devour this book.

Haven't you noticed I don't give lengthy summary? Excuse me seƱoritos and mademoiselles, spare me of your homework! I don't want to deprive you of your firsthand experience of the book. I'm not a sucker for spoilers! Johnny Reader, keep on reading! By the way, my Moleskine book journal's getting filled. I'll show someday. Ciao. Ciao.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

i will defy gravity.

Three days before classes set foot in the threshold of my being, I watched different shows in PC. This was actually not a matter of entertainment but of pure delight to kill my time and of course to stir chaos in my malign and lazy mind. I felt so helpless because of boredom. I said to myself that this must be what they call boredom suicide. You feel the suffocation of boredom pressing your wits to death. Aside from this fact, I also felt the urge to be lazy. Like huh? My system seemed to be rejecting the chance or opportunity to be productive.

Aha! I got the CD and played it on the PC. Glee Season 1. I was thrilled by the songs particularly, and not the cast, although I found their bunch interesting. Hmmm..It's not like everyday you can see a show like this where races unite and break their vocal chords to the delight of the audience. What inspired me was actually the song, "Defying Gravity", sang by Kurt and Rachel. This was suppose to be their "diva face-off" which obviously cue a ridicule in Kurt's part. Now, which is which? Which one is Glinda and which one is Elphaba or the Wicked Witch of the West? I like the Wicked Musical Version although the richness of Rachel's voice has the edge. Lol. The choices of songs in this show was one stroke of brilliance and good taste. It's remarkable to be exact. It's really defying gravity, defying expectations and defying norms. In one way or another, it's also implying to us to gamble and give up being a lima loser (of course, though we don't leave in Middle America). We can defy gravity though the likes of Sue Sylvester hinders our way or extreme obstacles like what Glinda and Elphaba experienced happened to us.

The other show which I got hooked on was Queen Seon Deok. When I was watching this, I can't help but have a thought of her being a jest of misfortune. It's like, "nung umulan ng kamalasan sa mundo, hindi lang niya sinalo lahat kundi hinigop pa niya ang tubig." But again, she's still a living proof of someone who defied gravity. I actually just learned that this was really a real history of a Korean queen. Amazed, inspired and awed were my impressions.

We also have our moments to defy gravity and this happens everyday. And when this happens to me, I will snag opportunity's pocket and crack its head. But for now, I'm going to defy my urge for laziness. Huhuhu...

defying gravity
wicked the musical