Friday, June 11, 2010

Who invited who?

Out of boredom i googled PGMA and clicked the article about her in Wiki. While reading the first part of the article, i came across a sentence which enlightened my day.

"In 1987 she was invited by President Corazon Aquino to join the government as Assistant Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry."

It was the Late President Aquino who introduced President Gloria to the dirty world of politics all along.

I know Wiki is not that reliable as a source of information. The Aquino Camp may also have another story to this, or maybe it has always been a plan of PGMA to step into his Dad's shoes someday when she was younger, but that part of the article really hit me in the most strange way that made me utter "Oh the irony!".

"The muse of Philippine Democracy gave birth to the Most-Hated President in Philippine history."

I have nothing against PGMA. I still think she is one of the most intelligent individuals ever to rule the land. She really stretched the capabilities of her position pretty well. (Yeah, she
REALLY did!) She may have acted stupidly under pressure, but overall she handled herself pretty well. And yes, i'm still going to stand by to what i told my friends a couple of years back, that i have faith in PGMA.


To read the rest of the article about her in Wiki (i think it won't be necessary to put the link, but i'm doing it anyway) here's the link:

*NB: This was originally a Note i posted in FaceBook last 08 May 2010 @ 13:55. I just thought it would be interesting to include it here.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

8-Bit Wedding Invitation

My good friend, Tina, who is going to get married this July, assigned me the rigorous task of designing/coming up with a kick-ass wedding invitation. As i was Googling for "unique", "unconventional", "cute", yet "simple" designs, i came across this beauty.

Nostalgia struck me when i saw this 8-bit Video Game-inspired wedding invitation. I suddenly remember the days when "Game & Watch" was like the 'bomb', and finishing Mario in the original Nintendo game console is a huge achievement. My hat's off to whoever conceptualized something as awesome as this.

Eating Cereals

I made this sketch yesterday afternoon after eating cereals for lunch. I drew it behind one of the pages of my research paper draft (hence the visible letters chorba).

This is not me sharing my bowl cereals to an invisible cat.

It's a new day once again. I think i'm going to have cereals for lunch for the second day in a row. :)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Is it a sin to be addicted to the internet? Did the internet transformed itself into the latest drug? Some may have already been recovering from the addiction the internet brings and yet i am assuming that everyday a lot of people are being introduced to its addictive properties. Am i a victim of the internet's seductive poison?

I may be. It came into full realization when i discovered that i have been spending too much time searching for "how to's" in Google and YouTube. From complex things such as "how to hack your mobile phone to avail of free internet" (my brain's still bleeding from this one) to the simpler ones such as "how to stop bleeding post-tooth extraction" (i mean, it's a no-brainer, just apply pressure to the pulp using a clean gauze or cotton ball). Too much "how to" searches and i will be starting to forget that i have a common sense. Another thing is, I have been basing my decisions too much on what i see in the internet. Such as, which movie to watch or which food to eat. It's like the internet is taking over by brain! And the worse thing is, just like most drugs, the internet is depriving me of sleep. I saw awhile ago in BBC that the light from your computer monitor or laptop can cause sleep deprivation. I attest to that. A lot of ongoing and future projects are being postponed because of the internet. I promised myself that during this 3-week break i will be finishing/starting those projects and yet here i am rubbing my nose to the screen of my laptop. I would always wake up each day with it on stand-by mode (if i continue this, i will be putting my laptop in a risky situation leading to its early retirement), wherein a simple slide of my index finger on the pointer would bring it back again to life. It may have also been the reason why the electric bill is going up (i still blame the TV set to compensate) according to Mamang's standards (lol).

Physical and Psychological dependence, sleep deprivation, social isolation- i really am a victim caught in the internet's web. Or am i just a person who blames the internet in order to escape the real problem... myself.

I will be making a pact with myself that i shall accomplish and/or commence those projects i have waiting in my disk by giving myself 24 hours of abstinence from the internet. It may be tomorrow or the day after tomorrow or any day during my leave as long as i make it a point that i will do this before i start reporting for work again. I will prove to myself that "i am not an addict (maybe it's a lie), i am not an addict."

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Another Famous Untooned Cartoon

And here is Naruto!

Awesome right?! :D

Oh Yeah Cartoons

A few hours ago i stumbled upon a video in YouTube from pixeloo which showed the "untooning" of Jessica Rabbit from Who Framed Roger Rabbit. "Untooning" is the rendering of a cartoon character into a 3D form with photorealistic details while retaining its cartoon-like proportions. It can be achieved using photoediting software and it usually takes a lot of time, patience, and a keen eye for detail. Below is the video i saw...

As Barney Stinson would say it: "Challenge accepted!!"
I will challenge myself to replicate something as awesome as that. I will be posting the photo soon and maybe a video. But not too soon. Just soon. An indefinite soon. hehe :D

Prez Noynoy's First Lady

Newly-elect Philippine President Noynoy Aquino will be the first "single" president in Philippine history. Yes, he may be currently dating Councilor Shalani Soledad, the Christine Reyes dead ringer and hot 'shawarma', but that does not count unless they tie the knot prior to his Oath of Office.

We've seen the better half of our past presidents.

Ever wondered what Noynoy's First Lady would be like?

And no, it's not Miss Shalani...

Lady Noynoy

A hybrid of Lady Gaga and Noynoy.