Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Move Aside, Facebook Freaks

I am in my university library's Cybernook now.

I am supposed to be writing up sources and references for our thesis paper's first chapter, and I had to line up rather long to get access to a computer.


Because there are a lot of unsympathetic and selfish idiots who feel it is their God-given right to use the campus facilities for Facebook games which - may I remind every university student in the world - are supposedly mainly for academic purposes.

I agree, not specifically for academic purposes, but if there are people lining up, holding books, research materials, and USB drives, kindly understand that these people are actually making use of their tuition payments to be productive.

I say ban Facebook on the campus computers.
This post has taken approximately 3 minutes to type, and there are four empty computer terminals around, so I am not shooting myself in the foot. :P


Monday, 27 July 2009

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

I'm not a Harry Potter fan. Really.

A lot of my friends know this, but alright, I went to watch this movie with Gayle, and I have to say I was a little disappointed, considering the hype that has been with this movie from the get-go (and the fact that it is a HP movie).

CGI was excellent, especially the intro scene where the flying smoke things (HP fans, don't crucify me for not knowing the terms :P) attacked downtown London. Sick graphics right there. Most of the 'magic' scenes were all beautifully created, and the graphics were top-notch.

I specifically didn't like two things about the movie: the Dumbledore and Malfoy scenes, respectively. I didn't think Dumbledore performed well at all, and his character of an old and wise wizard/head master just didn't work for me. As for the Malfoy scenes.. I never really thought he was that much of an actor anyway. I found his parts bland and unappealing. His late-night secret trysts with a cupboard is a little too psychotic for my liking.

The characters are looking like adults now. Some of them are adults. LOL. It's removing some of that "British boarding school stories" charm that I always thought made the HP books and movies appealing to its fans. Oh well. What do I know. :P

Evil kid Voldemort FTW. He looks like a baby Adolf Hitler. Admit it, he does.



Sunday, 26 July 2009

Terminator Salvation

Another spin-off in the series that Arnold Schwarzenegger (governor of California) made famous, and I believe it didn't do justice to the first two movies (I know, there has been three, but the third one sucked).

Christian Bale wasn't too bad, but he should have known all his future performances would be compared to Batman. He did depict the emotional grown-up John Connor that has really aged in the Terminator series. However, Sam Worthington's talent was rather wasted on the "human turns cyborg turns human" concept, and it didn't really play well for this TV-series actor.

Whole film consisted mostly of violently brutal cyborgs blasting humans to pieces, and humans pretty much doing the same to cyborgs. Typical and predictable. Cool CGI, to be honest.

Nothing much more to add to that.
Stop making Terminator movies! The first two were great by themselves!



Sunday, 19 July 2009

WoW Freakout

This kid loves World of Warcraft a little too much..

Watch what he does with the remote, and the "magic trick" of his clothes.


Legpress, Anyone?

We have this 'workout log book' in the university gym. Every varsity group, Animo Green (our loud and proud pep squad) and my Animo White cheerdance squad has one, to monitor our fitness progress and programs.

Yesterday, I broke my own record on the legpress machine. I actually ran out of space on the machine to put weights.

Previous record: 420 lbs (12 repetitions) (190 kg)

New record: 470 lbs (12 repetitions) (213 kg)

I wanted to try 500 lbs for 6-8 repetitions, but there was no more space to place weight plates. I used ten weight plates weighing 45 lbs each, plus the natural weight of the leg bar of 21 lbs.

Keep in mind that I weigh 151 lbs (68 kg). LOL. I just legpressed three times my body weight. If that ain't sick, I don't know what is. :P
Now I have to work on squats, as our PTs said, the squat is the upgrade to the legpress.

Much thanks to our awesome trainers who encourage all of us when we're down, get all pissy when we skip the gym, and soothe and repair all our injuries, big and small.


Thursday, 9 July 2009


I lost my wallet.

First time ever this has happened.


Wednesday, 8 July 2009


An upcoming event in De La Salle University Manila.

The Asian Schools Debate Championship, to be held at De La Salle University Manila in September. Big event, with the biggest debate powerhouses in Asian schools.
I miss debating. :( If only I had the time for it again.


Man Rules

Received this email from mum earlier this morning, and I thought it was absolutely hilarious. :) Do enjoy!


The Man Rules
At last a guy has taken the time to write this all down

Finally , the guys' side of the story.
(I must admit, it's pretty good.)
We always hear " the rules"
From the female side.

Now here are the rules from the male side.

These are our rules!
Please note.. these are all numbered "1" ON PURPOSE!

1. Men are NOT mind readers.

1. Learn to work the toilet seat..
You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down.
We need it up, you need it down.
You don't hear us complaining about you leaving it down.

1. Sunday sports, It's like the full moon
or the changing of the tides.
Let it be.

1. Crying is blackmail.

1. Ask for what you want.
Let us be clear on this one:
Subtle hints do not work!
Strong hints do not work!
Obvious hints do not work!
Just say it!

1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.

1. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That's what we do.
Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.

1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument.
In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 days.

1. If you think you're fat, you probably are.
Don't ask us.

1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one.

1. You can either ask us to do something
Or tell us how you want it done.
Not both.
If you already know best how to do it , just do it yourself.

1. Whenever possible, Please say whatever you have to say during commercials..

1. Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions and neither do we.

1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings.
Peach, for example, is a fruit, not A color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is.

1. If it itches, it will be scratched.
We do that.

1. If we ask what is wrong and you say "nothing," we will act like nothing's wrong.. We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.

1. If you ask a question you don't want an answer to, expect an answer you don't want to hear.

1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine... Really .

1. Don't ask us what we're thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as football or hockey.

1. You have enough clothes.

1. You have too many shoes.

1. I am in shape. Round IS a shape!


ROFL. Hope you guys liked them.


Saturday, 4 July 2009

Screw You!


Apart from providing horrible service, an arrogant call-center customer service representative, and unreliable 2-weeks-a-month Internet connection, I say screw my 2-year subscription with you, SmartBro Wireless.

I've had enough.


Friday, 3 July 2009

Back from Break

Hey readers. I took a little break from blogging as I have been drowning in paperwork, reading materials, dance training, and other assorted things a typical uni student gets himself into. LOL.

I also just came back from a LASARET (Lasallian Retreat) trip held at a nice retreat center in Lipa, Batangas (a few hours south of Manila). Will post pictures when I get them.

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago I went to Coffee Bean with Gayle. Should have posted the pictures earlier, but my Internet hasn't exactly been a good boy. Good book + a mug of hot English breakfast tea = relaxation. :)