Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Even Animals Were Scared

heartbreaking :(
I browsed this picture in Facebook a while ago. It is a panda which is traumatized by the recent earthquake in Japan . It is sad to hear that many people died along with their houses, there's no water and electricity, the hospitals are full, the people were scared. Videos about the earthquake and tsunami are everywhere. Even us got scared when they alerted the 9 provinces about a probable tsunami hit. Thank God it didn't happen. I believe that Japan will recover soon. I hope they will solve the problem with the leak in the nuclear power plant. We don't another Hiroshima and Nagasaki incident. To the people of Japan and my students in, I hope you are all safe. We pray for all of you.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Mondays With Love

After the meeting for our defense on the third week of the month, I spent the day on reference searching and clearing my mind for this weeks agenda, that is, finishing the last part of my assay. I fell asleep in the afternoon while watching the movie, Closer. Upon waking up, I got my picture edited so I could have a new profile picture on Facebook.
Since it is Monday, I cooked the left over lasagna and made Cheesy Meaty Spinach Lasagna Rolls.
I don't want the days to move but I have no choice.. :(

My Best Old Man

It has been four long months since I saw you. I miss you. I miss you that it hurts remembering you. That it hurts going home and knowing I can't see you anymore. I succumb to this grief knowing that somehow I'll be able to get over this feeling.
Now is the third month. Time runs. Though the wounds may have healed already,you are still the fresh scar that pains me. I never had the chance to say goodbye when I was leaving home. I never realized that you'll be leaving us already. We had plans - plans with you in it. How can we do those without you? I wanted to see you alive even just for the last time. To hold you and thank you for being more than just my grandfather but our father-figure, for teaching us the values we never should have learnt without you. I wish you could go back here. Be with us in the moment that you are looking forward to. I hope you could give me tears that are enough to wash all the sorrow away. Till everything fades, till everything is forgotten.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

My Friend's Wedding

It is one thing to be happy for my friend's wedding. Being there to witness it is another.

Rach while walking down the aisle
Ford and Rach saying their wedding vows
End of wedding ceremony

The newly weds with UP KPS-CDS

Friday, March 4, 2011

Same Movie, Same Night

Aside from editing pictures, I also watched a movie twice. The Shawshank Redemption is the top movie of all time according to It was a 1994 film. I have been wanting to see that movie for so long and at long last, I downloaded it's torrent last night. 
There is fear and loneliness in his eyes that breaks my heart.

 My favorite part was when Brooks had a parole but he fears leaving the Shawshank since that's the only life he knows for he had been there for about 50 years. It crushed my heart in the part where he writes a letter to his inmates about how different the outside world is and how lonely it is to be in a place where nobody seemed to care about you. He cannot cope with it and so he decided to end his life.  Here's his letter:
Dear fellas,
I can't believe how fast things move on the outside. I saw an automobile one when I was a kid but now they're everywhere. The world went and got itself in a big damn hurry. The parole board got me into this halfway house called The Brewer and a job bagging groceries at the Food Way.  It's hard work and I try to keep up but my hands hurt most of the time. I don't think the store manager likes me very much. Sometimes after work, I go to the park and feed the birds. I kept thinking Jake might just show up and say hello. But he never does. I hope wherever he is, he's doing okay and making new friends. I have trouble sleeping at night. I have bad dreams like I'm falling. I wake up scared. Sometimes it takes me a while to remember where I am. Maybe I should get me a gun and rob the Food Way so they'd send me home. I could shoot the manager while I was at it. Sort of like a bonus. I guess I'm too old for that sort of nonsense anymore. I don't like it here. I;m tired of being afraid all the time. I've decided not to stay. I doubt they'll kick up any fuss... not or an old crook like me.

OK, I won't spoil the whole movie for those who haven't seen it yet. But, that movie is really a must-watch!

"These walls are funny. First you hate them, then you get used to them. Enough time passes, you get so you depend on them. That's"institutionalized".
"Some birds aren’t meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away..the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice. But still... the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they are gone." -Red, The Shawshank Redemption

Animated Yna

I stayed up late last night for I had an exam this morning in microbial genetics. Now, I am up again this late. I guess I have all the energy to stay up this long after sleeping my day off after that exam. I really want to go out to meet some friends but I decided to lie on my bed for the next couple of hours, hoping that this stiffed neck and aching back would be gone. Ironic as it may, I think I would feel a little relieved if I would be doing the same thing, that is, lying on my back AGAIN.

In order to make my time run faster, I decided to make a header for my roommate's blog. Here it is:

Since the width of this header is too long, I edited it again and came up to this one:
This is the second photo I have ever "vectorized". It took me almost three hours in making it. Credits to this online Photoshop tutorials I found! :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Eto Ang Gabing Di Malilimutan - Feb 17, 2011

When I learnt that Sugarfree would be playing at UPLB FebFair for the last time, I see to it that I won’t miss it.  The night seemed so long since I kept on waiting for their turn to play. To keep me from waiting, I just enjoyed the company of my friends and orgmates that night. Llendl and I were really having fun when she stopped to tell me that the host just called Sugarfree on stage. We screamed, ran as fast as we could since our booth is very far from the stage.  We ran, we almost hit the net of the paint ball area but we were tripped by the rope that was holding the net.  We didn't bother complaining about the hurt. What we cared about was getting near the stage to watch them for the very last time.

Jal on bass, Kaka on drums
Shiver, overwhelming happiness and sadness filled us. I tried to take a shot, just one shot but we were quite far from them because of the fence that surrounded the stage.  I persisted to go near them and I succeeded for I pleaded to the member of the host to let me take a video of the band, to just let me take that one last video.  Though it really wasn’t just “a video” but “videos”, he let me stay inside the restricted area. They started the concert with Mariposa, “Di mo lang alam, inaasam ang panahong makapiling ka sa una’t huling pagkakataon”. They were right; we’ve all been waiting for that moment for the last time. I realized it was worth it for (1) as Ebe was singing “Tulog Na”, he reached out to me and got my phone to take a video of his own view of the crowd (2) as Ebe was going back to the stage after going to the audience, I opened my arms to hug him, we all hugged him. It was all worth it simply because we were there for them for the last time, it was just a bonus that we were just a about a meter away from them.
The songs they played were nostalgic to me. Their songs used to be like time machine that sends me back to the moment it was happening. However, during that night, I wasn’t teleported; I was just there savouring the very small detail of their Elbi Farewell Concert, containing my saddest emotion for the band I love. I sang with them, cheered with the crowd for the last time. Burnout” was the last song they played. It was the perfect song to end the concert.  Although I didn’t manage to have a picture with Jal, Ebe and Kaka after the concert, the moment was still overwhelming. Oh kay tagal din kitang minahal at mamahalin, Sugarfree. 
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