Friday, February 29, 2008

Komikero Meeting

Komikeros from all over will once again beat a path to San Pablo, Laguna (or take the bus...whichever is more convenient) for the once a month Komikero Meeting happening this Sunday, March 2, 2008.

Gerry, is letting us bring our digital cameras so expect pictures and a scandal video from the main man. More on the meeting on his blog.

It's going to be a extra special event as we induct as Komikero members cartoonists extraordinaire Elbert Or and Manix Abrera. So, for all the other Komikeros out in the blogosphere, catch you guys over in Sampalok lake.

Kita-kits!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Foo Fighters Live in Sidney

Hope The Foo Fighters play in Manila one of these days. It would be one kick-ass show if this video of them playing live in Sidney, Australia is any indication.

Check 'em out!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Bishop's Blog

Archbishop Angel Lagdameo has his own blog.

I don't tihnk he really maintains it himself (though wouldn't it be kewl if he actually did!?). According to the blog's profile...
This blog is maintained by the Media Office of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, with editorial offices at 470 Gen. Luna St., Intramuros, Manila.
I guess it shouldn't really surprise me in this day and age. Everyone is going online!

Anyway, check out the Archbishop's blog here.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

So Far So Good

The battle to reclaim part of an average week is well underway.

One of the things that I’ve instituted is a self-imposed edict not to go to work during the weekend unless it is absolutely necessary. At the most, I check up on the office online via Instant Messages and phone calls. Also, I made it a point to not to stay too long at the office unless I am absolutely needed.

This is all part of my effort to get a life outside of work.

I’ve gotten back into drawing and making comics again, I’m sleeping longer now, and my over-all stress level has gone down.

I am experiencing a bit of a withdrawal syndrome though but nothing really major. I expect I’ll get used to my new schedule soon enough. It’s akin to the worries most parents experience leaving their children in school alone for the first time, I suppose.

As soon as I am fully adjusted I am going to take my first vacation in two years.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Macho by Parokya ni Edgar

After all these years, Parokya ni Edgar is still going strong and continues to tickle the funny bones of Pinoys everywhere.

Perfect when you're having a bad day and is in dire need of a few laughs.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Easy Tonight by Five for Fighting

One of my favorite songs from Five for Fighting. Check out their YouTube channel here.


You were wrong
You were right
You are gone
Tonight
You were free
So alive
You were wrong
You were right

Shot down­ said you never had the chance
Took a ride on a suicide romance
Could have sworn there was somebody home
To facilitate the great unknown
Woman, I ain’t going to meet you anywhere
Don’t know where I’m going yet­
But I sure am getting there

Shotgun fire­ anybody home
I got two dimes in the telephone
Alright­
It’s not easy tonight
Shotgun fire­ anybody home
I got two dimes in the telephone
Alright­
It’s not easy tonight

You were bound
You were free
You wear black for me
You were dark
Dark as night
You were wrong
You were right

Shot down­ said you never had the chance
Took a ride on a suicide romance
Could have sworn there was somebody home
To facilitate the great unknown
But woman, I ain’t going to meet you anywhere
Don’t know where I’m going yet ­but I sure am getting there

Shotgun fire­ anybody home
I got two dimes in the telephone
Alright­
It’s not easy tonight
Shotgun fire­ anybody home
I got two dimes in the telephone
Alright­
It’s not easy tonight

She’s in
Over my head ­and it’s not easy it’s not easy tonight
She’s in
Over my head ­and it’s not easy it’s not easy tonight

Shotgun fire­ anybody home
I got two dimes in the telephone
Alright­ it’s not easy tonight
Shotgun fire­ anybody home
I got two dimes in the telephone
Alright­ it’s not easy tonight

You were free­
Now your not­
You were free, babe

Monday, February 11, 2008

Leaving Some for Me

I am a certified workaholic.

I happily spend most of my day at the studio working my ass off like there's no tomorrow. After a prolonged bout with a variety of illnesses, a short period of depression, and having realized that I am horribly out of practice (music and art) I've come to the conclusion that this kind of lifestyle is not really doing me any good.

That's why I decided to find a balance between work, my other pursuits and passions, fostering my personal growth, and spending time with family and friends (and make new ones to boot).

All work and no play...well, you know how it is.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Back to the Drawing board

I've started drawing again.

Right now, I've just finished drawing three pages for Book 2 of Huling Laban and they look good so far. I plan to try and draw more during this week but, realistically speaking, I probably will be able to work on them next weekend since management work and corporate whoring takes up my time during the work week.

Feels good to be drawing comics again, frankly. It's like coming back home.

Friday, February 08, 2008

For my Son

I got this one from a friend's blog. It may read like a bit of sappy nonsense for most of you single folks out there but you'll understand someday when you get children of your own.

It's a poem by Sally Meyer originally published here.
JUST FOR THIS DAY
Sally Meyer

Just for this morning, I am going to smile whenever I see your face
and laugh when I feel like crying.
Just for this morning, I will let you wake up softly, all rumpled in your
flannel and I will hold you until you are ready.
Just for this morning, I will let you choose what you want to wear, and
smile and say you're beautiful.
Just for this morning, I am going to step over the laundry, and pick
you up and take you to the park to play.
Just for this morning, I am going to eat a huge breakfast, with bacon
eggs, toast and waffles, and you don't have to eat any.
Just for this morning, I will leave the dishes in the sink, and let you
teach me how to put that 100 piece puzzle together.

Just for this afternoon, I will unplug the telephone and keep the
computer off, and sit with you in the garden blowing bubbles.
Just for this afternoon, I will not yell once, not even a tiny grumble
when you scream and whine for the ice cream truck, and I will buy you
one if he comes by.
Just for this afternoon, I won't worry about what you are going to be
when you grow up or who you might have been before your diagnosis.
Just for this afternoon, I will let you help me bake cookies, and I won't
stand over you trying to 'fix' things.
Just for this afternoon, I will let you put all kinds of barrettes in my
hair, and put lipstick on my face, and I will tell you how pretty you
have made me look.
Just for this afternoon I will take you to McDonalds and buy us both a
Happy meal so you can have both toys.

Just for this evening, I will hold you in my arms and tell you a story
about how you were born, and how much we love you.
Just for this evening, I will let you splash in the bathtub and not get
angry when you throw water over your sister's head.
Just for this evening, I will let you stay up late while we sit on the
porch swing and count all the stars.
Just for this evening, I will bring you glasses of water, and snuggle
beside you for three hours and miss my favorite show on t.v.
Just for this evening, when I kneel down to pray, I will simply be
grateful for all that I have and not ask for anything, except
just one more day.
Autism Spectrum Disorder is not the end of the World. . . .
just the beginning of a new one.
Copyright 1999 Sally Meyer
No portion of this poem may be reprinted, forwarded, or copied, without permission of the author.
Rainmom2000 (at) aol (dot) com

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Interview

Forwarded to me by a friend...
For those that don't know him, Major General Peter Cosgrove is an "Australian treasure!"

General Cosgrove was interviewed on the radio recently. You'll love his reply to the lady who interviewed him concerning guns and children. Regardless of how you feel about gun laws you gotta love this! This is one of the best comeback lines of all time. It is a portion of an ABC interview between a female broadcaster and General Cosgrove who was about to sponsor a Boy Scout Troop visiting his military headquarters.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER
So, General Cosgrove, what things are you going to teach these young boys when they visit your base?

GENERAL COSGROVE
We're going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery and shooting.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER
Shooting! That's a bit irresponsible, isn't it?

GENERAL COSGROVE
I don't see why, they'll be properly supervised on the rifle range.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER
Don't you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?

GENERAL COSGROVE
I don't see how. We will be teaching them proper rifle discipline before they even touch a firearm.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER
But you're equipping them to become violent killers.

GENERAL COSGROVE
Well, Ma'am, you're equipped to be a prostitute, but you're not one, are you?

The radio went silent and the interview ended.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Lost and Found

We just moved to a new office yesterday and, as to be expected, everything is still in a state of chaos.

There are various knick-knacks scattered everywhere and everyone is busy moving their stuff to their own little nook, including myself. One little surprise that I encountered was my old pair of glasses which I lost more than six months ago.

I resisted the urge to get new ones back then because my eyesight wasn't that bad.

I had a mild case of astigmatism and I didn't get headaches anymore so I didn't see the need for a new pair. So, finding my old one was a delight indeed.

It's amazing how clearer a lot of things are now that I've gotten back into the habit of wearing my glasses again.

Talk about a new focus.