Monday, December 15, 2014

Back in the Hobbit

Last year, Mark and I avoided the MMFF by watching the IMAX version of "The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug."

Our verdict for that film was that the ending was such a cliffhanger that you want to fast forward to one year after so we can watch the last movie.

Yesterday, we did. And it was worth the wait!

The story was well-told, the visuals were spectacular, and the action was awesome!

Maybe we can catch this again when the MMFF comes around this year.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Reaching out

More than a decade ago, my friends from Adformatix and I decided that in lieu of gifts, we'd just put our gift money in a pot and do an outreach project for the less fortunate. One thing that came to mind was to throw a Christmas party for street kids. After all, Christmas is for kids and they deserve to have fun and joy this season.

Today, the tradition continued. We hosted 50 kids from the shanty area in NIA road, and as it was in previous years, it was a very heartwarming and gratifying experience.

It always was, and it always will be.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Sa Keith

Although I was rooting for Lenox and Will, I knew deep inside that Keith would win.

I'm sure Tyra would make a male model win this cycle, and it would be better if the one who won would be someone from her own mold.

Okay, a male model won. Let's go back to the old format now.

Friday, December 12, 2014

FMM: Kala mo

Unlike Dad who owned hundreds of cassette tapes back in the 80s, I only had a few. Being a very young student back then, I spent my allowance on other things like toys and comics. But when I really liked a musical artist, I'd buy his or her cassette tape.

One of the cassette tapes I owned and was constantly being played with Kalapana. And my favorite song, "The Hurt."

Hearing this again makes me miss the 80s all over again.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Doppelganger Dad

I've made it very clear that my Dad and I are similar in a lot of ways, both physically and attitudinally.

Now, there's another item to be added in our list of similarities.

In 2014, we both celebrated our birthdays in Tokyo.

He went on a short trip to Japan with Mom, Tita Evelyn, Esther and Yoly, and their flight in was on his birthday! Thank goodness Mark was there to treat my parents to a good first meal in Japan.

Omedetou Tanjoobi Gozaimas(u), Dad!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Looks Greek to me!

Last night's Greco-Roman party was so much fun. (Despite the little hitch that happened as the night progressed.)

It's been a while since I really dressed up for a Christmas party, and I'm glad I decided to really Greek it out this year and come as Ares. I thought the costume was awesome, and apparently, a lot of people thought so, too. There were so many folks asking to have their picture taken with me that I felt like a mascot. Harhar.

I wonder where I can wear this costume again.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Party Hat

I've been organizing parties and events for quite sometime, that's why when they assigned me to organize our office Anniversary party, I was more than willing and happy. I'm always glad to wear my party organizer hat.

I was so into the process that I even made renders of the ballroom and the stage, something that no one ever did before. (At least according to our Admin person.)

I'm now in the thick of making this render a reality, and so far, everything's going as planned.

It's going to be one fun party tonight!

Monday, December 08, 2014

Simply Immaculate

Today is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, and I enjoy hearing mass on this feast day because of all the nice hymns about Mother Mary. Particularly this one:

Happy Feast Day, Mother Mary!

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Fashion Force

Star Wars is such a merchandise-friendly brand that it has been reincarnated into so many things. Personally, I have mugs, mouse pads, action figures, and of course, shirts.

Most of my Star Wars shirts are from Uniqlo, and I'm very happy with them. When I found out that Folded and Hung was coming out with a capsule collection that's Star Wars themed, I was wondering what they'd bring to the table.

Then I saw this shirt:
It's so geeky that it's cool!

It looks like a regular pattern from afar, but it's actually Darth Vader and two lightsabers!

I'm going to have to fit this shirt soon.

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Spanish Saturday

One of the best ways to spend Saturday is with the company of family, especially when some of the family members are people you only see once in a long time.

Tonight was one of those Saturdays. Our almost-whole family (Biboy is in the U.S.) had dinner with Tita Evelyn, Esther and Yoly, and Ricky and Jake arrived, too. Needless to stay, it was a story-filled and nostalgia-laden evening.

Next time, our family should go to Barcelona to have another get together like this.