Confessions of a Dangerous Hand

Wednesday, May 26, 2004


I've been mostly depressed these past few days. I'm not sure why but it seems there's this hidden confusion inside me. With almost everything. Everyday, deciding gets really hard because lately, life has offered me two choices of everything. Even the littlest things, I get to choose... and choices, my friends, is something I hate. Things would be easier if people are confronted with just one option, nothing more. Wouldn't that be easy? Of course, I may just be weird not liking to have a second option with everything. In some cases, that's considered lucky! That's just me, I guess. That's one of the reasons why I got a celfon without optional covers, I'll just end up changing faces everyday! Haha!
I should not have bought this choker with a charm that supposedly DOUBLES your happiness. Hehehe!

Monday, May 24, 2004


Recently, I joined an online art community on Deviant Art . I was quite surprised to see comments as soon as I uploaded my first picture on the site. Well, it seems I've found a haven for my art, I used to be part of, another online art community but I never uploaded a file since it just had to be linked to YOUR own site or somewhere else that hosts your files. I found it hard since I don't have my own site, hopefully, soon, I will. Hehe!

Friday, May 21, 2004

It's Not Easy Being Green

Plug it inPosted by Hello

I have always been a fan of Rivermaya since Bamboo left. Bamboo is a great singer but it always felt as if whenever he sings, it lacks that feeling of "Rock." Anyway, yesterday, while on a routine meeting with Sherwin at Megamall, we passed by Tower Records and luckily, I saw this, Rivermaya's It's Not Easy Being Green album. I've been looking for this album since forever, I had the cassette and remember how much I enjoyed listening to this. I'm glad I found it.Almost there, just a few more Rivermaya albums and I've completed my collection.
Also yesterday, I started reading another of Dan Brown's novels. It's what made him famous, a truly controversial book -- The Da Vinci Code. Like Angels and Demons, it deals with secret Catholic sects and practices. I'm sure I'll enjoy reading this as much as A&D.

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

More of Azumi

In Feudal Japan, hair rebonding was already in use. Posted by Hello

Monday, May 17, 2004

A Kick-Ass Samurai FIlm

Azumi and the gang of assassins. Posted by Hello

Earlier, I was able to find Azumi, a Japanese Samurai film directed by Ryuhei Kitamura. I saw this first on Wowow and was impressed with it's camera work and of course, the cute Azumi, played by Aya Ueto. It's a story of ten young would-be assassins, trained by a swordsman who intends to use them to change the politics of feudal Japan. But when they're ready for the mission, their Master asked them to slay each other until only five remain.
The copy I got was scratched and would not continue so I had it replaced. Unfortunately, they don't have any more so I'll be looking for it in Greenhills tomorrow. I got to have this film! It's a must!

Saturday, May 15, 2004

Goin' Under

Wow! An Asian girl may be replacing the role of Melissa! Cool!

I just finished Need For Speed: Underground on the PS2. It's one of the most rewarding games I have ever played. The computer AI is tough! But when you win, you feel that sense of achievement... with what you've been through, of course! Then I saw this... NFS:U2!!! Can't wait!  Posted by Hello


Last night, Guia and I had time to watch Troy and I must say, the Greeks have never been THIS cool! Yeah! I enjoyed the movie especially it's epic battles. Those were what wars used to be! Creative soldiers rather than just shoot-em-up with guns and RPGs. Hehehe! I dunno if the fighting style of Achilles was historically-correct but damn! It sure is cool how he swings the sword and shield around. Well, I'll be waiting for the DVD to come out.

Thursday, May 13, 2004

Splintered Again

As I was surfing the net... I stumbled upon a certain headline that got me excited. Splinter Cell 3! Of course, it would take a long time to get released, hell, Splinter Cell 2: Pandora Tomorrow, hasn't even been released on the PS2! But it's great to hear that the franchise is here to stay! There are some available screenshots and I must say that it has definitely improved a lot! Well, the countdown begins for the long wait!

X Marks the Spot?!

See that little black dot? That's me trying to put the CD in. Posted by Hello

Ever since I failed to play Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic on the PC (due to hardware incompatibilities), I've been thinking of getting Microsoft's big black box. It's basically a PC that's meant purely for gaming, watching dvd movies, and playing MP3s. The only gripe I have with the box is their games. I know it's supposed to be THE major thing but what I have against it is really just minimal. Since it's an American product, unlike the PS2 who's roots are from Japan, most games are American produced! No offense, but most of their games are FPSs, which I don't really dig. There are exceptions though on FPSs. There are good games like Ninja Gaiden which kind of strengthened my yearning for the Xbox. Well, let's see if time will be able to answer the all-important question of the moment... an airconditioning unit or an Xbox?! ... rainy season's coming so that may make decisions easier...Hehehe!

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Giving Pitt the Heel!

"Immortality! Take it! It's yours!!!" Posted by Hello
I found this line funny, probably due to how Brad Pitt delivered the line. It sounded like he's in a game show or something. Hehehe! Well, That's just me. Can't wait to see the movie. It looks good!


Last night, Sherwin and I had a really long bus ride home. The driver were one of those who scours the bus stops and waits until Christmas before going. Well, it sure pissed off a lot of passengers, us included. I guess it's partly because most of the MMDAs'/Police were busy standing guard on the Poll precincts with the ongoing counting. Well, here's to a REALLY quick count.

Dog Crazy

This is our dog, Dumpling.  Posted by Hello

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Wet and Warm...

This morning, I woke up from a really weird dream. I saw myself (in the dream) peeing. Of course, we all know what happens next. Yes, it felt warm and I had to wake myself from this bad dream or this'll really mess up my bed. Hehehe! Fortunately, it was not too late and I was able to stop it just in time. Whew! Well, hope that doesn't happen again. Embarassing.

Monday, May 10, 2004

No Man's Land

This is what I've been up to the past few days. Designing characters and doing artworks for an upcoming manga called No Man's Land. It's about a gunman for hire in the Old West. This will be exciting!

This is NO MAN battling one of the demons with his derringer and Buntline Special. Looking at the picture, what damage can he possibly do to this massive demon?! Well, that's for you to find out.

I'm Busy!

As you can see... I'm very busy. This is usually how I am in the office... well, most of us actually. Ever since the mag has been indefinitely on-hold.

Power to the People

It's election time once again in this seemingly hopeless country we are in. Personally, I never liked the incumbent president because of her attitude and her lack of honor. She once said she's not going to run, probably to escape rumors regarding her projects. Anyway, with the current situation the counting is in, I would rather have her win than the actor. I was quite surprised to learn that he was running for the country's highest position. I used to respect this guy and now, I think of him as just another one of those trying hard to be saviours of this country. Well, I doubt that the one I voted for would win, I was hoping he'd whip some discipline into the people. Anyway, politics is just good for show.
Last Sunday, the Borlongan family had an outing. Bringing the kids to a pool sure was fun for them. I'm sure they had fun. But the thing that stopped all activities that day was Manny Pacquiao's fight with Marquez, a Mexican. The first round was great, the Mexican going down three times! Imagine, Three times! But after that, everything was ho-hum. My dad even fell asleep, and at some point, I did too. Well, the decision was disappointing, a draw. Well, that's politics in sports for you.
Well, I like this new look for the blogs. It looks more Xp than the previous one. Easier on the eyes. Good!

Saturday, May 08, 2004


I have always been a fan of Capcom's Onimusha series. Excellent graphics and non-stop action always kept me holding the pad for hours. And now that the series has come to an end with Onimusha 3: Demon Siege, I was glad in a way that it was an appropriate ending for the series. It has by far the best opening sequence by Capcom... although it was not as movie-like as with Onimusha 2's, it was epic and will keep you watching with your mouth gaping open. It stars Takeshi Kaneshiro as Samanosuke Akechi and Jean Reno as Jacques Blanc. At first, the idea of seeing Samanosuke, a Samurai from Feudal Japan, walking the streets of Paris didn't sit too well for me. But having played it, made it feel natural. But it did at some point looked like you're playing Resident Evil (especially when you are in the sewers). Overall, it was satisfying. I loved it... while it lasted. I finished the game in 10 hours. My friends would simply laugh at my patience for games. I bought the game last Thursday and finished it Friday. Hehehe! Well, as long as I enjoy it, anything to finish the game.

Tuesday, May 04, 2004


Right now, I don't feel so well. I'm supposed to do some rough work for a project of mine but it seems I am unable to right now. Probably another one of those times. I do hope I recover from this soon. it's been a hot day today, I arrived in the office at around 11:30 and it was sweltering hot outside. Sometimes, going in late has its disadvantages, the heat and well, salary deductions, of course. But hei, anything for some quality time with my bed.

Sunday, May 02, 2004

Mad at KC

I am supposed to be sleeping right now but this heat is really getting on my nerves. What I need right now is a cold tumbler of coffee! Come tp think of it, that's what the residents of Kalookan need, a nearby branch of Starbucks (or whatever good coffee place, heck, I'll be happy with a Nescafe Cafe place! or even Mccafe!). Unfortunately, we dont have any. Why? Because the people who are responsible for bringing such places think that the people in this city can't afford to buy expensive coffee! You know what?! They're right! Hehehe! Well, there are some, but would they be enough to support the business? I don't think so. this city has been frustrating for me. Yesterday, I was gonna buy myself the best sketch pad I could ever find. BUt I only have P60 in my wallet. I have to withdraw from a nearby ATM. Okay, no biggie... but as I tried to insert my card on the first ATM I could see, the slit where you put the card was somehow blocked, by another card, I assume. Maybe someone put their driver's license in there... so I went to the next, it was unavailable. The other, Cannot dispense cash right now. I went up the mall, I see, to remember seeing a Bancnet ATM there. What luck! there was no line! I let out a sigh of relief... but alas! It was unable to dispense cash again!!!! F*ck! So there I was, in the bookstore, settling for a so-so sketch pad. And it was hot outside, that made me even more mad at this God forsaken city. I hope the next mayor would give us Starbucks. That's all I need... well, working ATMs wouldn't hurt either.