Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wolverine the Musical!?

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Poker

Poker seems to be the in thing nowadays and I've taken a moderate interest in it.

I've decided that I'm going to take the time to study it in the interest of social research, if you will. Luckily, one of my friends works as a dealer in a Casino Filipino branch and she agreed to teach me a thing or two. After all, who better to teach you the ropes than the dealer herself, right?

It seems to me that Poker has a lot to do more with "reading" your opponent rather than being strictly a game of chance and probability. Either that or I've been watched Casino Royale too many times.

Some people have become so good at it that they can immediately tell if someone is lying or "bluffing" as they call it in poker. It makes me wonder if the talent is still effective give the virtual internet casinos setting more prevalent nowadays.

There's a lot of visual ticks, not to mention the so-called sixth sense, that I think gets lost when you're playing online. Mostly because you're watching your opponents on a screen instead of being in the same room with them. It still doesn't stop people playing online however.

Me I think I'd prefer playing in the real world. See you at the tables.

The Palito Interview

Remember my post about Palito and how he's now working as a performer in a Casino Filipino outlet?

It seems Dennis Villegas has a more extensive interview about the man in his blog.
"In his heyday, Palito was one of the Top 10 Comedians of the Philippines, and he became a multi-millionaire. But like many of his past fellow artists, Palito was not a shrewd businessman. Art and business do not seem to mix well together. Money he put into investments was soon gone and his savings depleted. One by one he sold his properties, and now he was almost living in poverty, doing little stage shows that earned only enough for his daily meals. Yet despite his current situation, people still see him as Palito the movie star, and every time he walks in downtown Manila for his stage show in Avenida, people waved at him and call him "idol"."
Check the full article here!

This is not the first time I've heard of former stars of yesteryear who have fallen on hard times and have taken to performing at casinos. I guess it's a chance for them to reclaim their past glory and to earn a bit of money while they're at it.

Kinda makes me wonder what will happen to them as the internet casino becomes more prevalent people stop frequenting these kinds of establishments.

But then again, that's probably not going to be happening anytime soon...

Friday, February 20, 2009

You Learn Something NEW Everyday...

A friend used the word SNAFU in a conversation, a term I'm not familiar with. Like a typical child of the Age of Internet I Googled the term as soon as I had the chance to go online.

According to this Wikipedia article, SNAFU is an acronym meaning, "Situation Normal, All Fucked Up".

It also offered similar interesting acronyms.

BOHICA - Bend Over, Here It Comes Again
FIDO - Fuck It-Drive On
FISHDO - Fuck It, Shit Happens - Drive On
FIFI - Fuck It-Fly It
FUBAB - Fucked Up Beyond All Belief
FUBAR - Fucked Up Beyond All Repair/Recognition
FUBB - Fucked Up Beyond Belief
FUMTU - Fucked Up More Than Usual
JANFU - Joint Army-Navy Fuck Up
SNAFUBAR - Situation Normal: All Fucked Up Beyond All Repair/Recognition
SOL - Shit Out of Luck
TARFU - Things Are Really Fucked Up, or Totally and Royally Fucked Up
TAUFU - Totally And Utterly Fucked Up

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Her Morning Elegance

One of the most creative music videos I've seen in a long while.



And the song's quite good to boot! Beautiful, beautiful lyrics!

Sun been down for days
A pretty flower in a vase
A slipper by the fireplace
A cello lying in it's case

Soon she's down the stairs
Her morning elegance she wears
The sound of water makes her dream
Awoken by a cloud of steam
She pours a daydream in a cup
A spoon of sugar sweetens up

And She fights for her life
As she puts on her coat
And she fights for her life on the train
She looks at the rain
As it pours
And she fights for her life
As she goes in a store
With a thought she has caught
By a thread
She pays for the bread
And she goes...

Nobody knows

Sun been down for days
A winter melody she plays
The thunder makes her contemplate
She hears a noise behind the gate
Perhaps a letter with a dove
Perhaps a stranger she could love

And She fights for her life
As she puts on her coat
And she fights for her life on the train
She looks at the rain
As it pours
And she fights for her life
As she goes in a store
With a thought she has caught
By a thread
She pays for the bread
And she goes...

Nobody knows

And she fights for her life
As she puts on her coat
And she fights for her life on the train
She looks at the rain
As it pours
And she fights for her life
Where people are pleasently strange
And counting the change
And she goes...

Nobody knows

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Dinner

Had dinner with Mhae before heading out to Laya's place in QC with Johnny,
which was a nice change of pace...not having to worry about work for once.


Mhae comandeering my new camera phone and snapping away!


Johnny getting impatient waiting for his food to arrive.


Food is still not here and Mhae still snapping away!

Monday, February 02, 2009

San Pablo Comics Festival

After more than 6 years we're finally going to get another San Pablo Comics Festival.

My goodness! Has it really been that long?

It seems to have been because, looking at the picture at the left, we all looked so much younger (thinner and with more hair on top) back then.

You can see more picture from the 2003 San Pablo Comics Festival here.

Click on the thumbnail for a bigger picture.

Komikero Publishing and Jonas Diego Enterprises is organizing the event.

Click here for more information about the San Pablo Comics Festival.