Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I'm Reading Again

For a "journalist" I'm not really a heavy reader. I have a short attention span, like the male species. But recently, thank God for my Samsung Galaxy tab, I'm reading once again. I'm reading these

I'm juggling to read all 3 books. The Scott Pilgrim is somewhat of a break from Hunger Games and Game of Thrones. I lack patience when I read, when I get bored I discontinue reading and just drop the book but so far, I'm making progress with my chosen reading materials. I'm enjoying The Hunger Games more now since I already saw the Game of Thrones series although I've always been intrigued with books that are turned into movies or series since I'd like to figure out for myself the level of difference of the book from what it's being shown on screen.

I'm really happy that I won that Galaxy tab. It's so convenient and there's really no excuse for me not to read now, well until I drain the battery of course. I have at least 15 book in this Galaxy tab. Just imagine carrying both Hunger Games, Game of Thrones and Scott Pilgrim books with me everyday, that would be the death of my left arm. I still like the feel of a real book but for now I'm after the convenience rather than the experience.

Dear God, Can I Be An Octopus?

I have so many things to do, seriously! I actually need an additional brain rather than hands. You know when you just stare at nothing because you've got so many things to do and you just can't figure out which is more important that you have to start it first? Yes, that's been happening to me a lot lately. Oh well, like what I always say, having something to do is far better than being bored. I'm blessed to have a job, not the most perfect one but at least I have one. Sometime that's all that matters.

So, how are you people?

Oh, look at what I bought a while ago :)

It's a bottle of Kaya spread. I got it at BreadTalk in ATC. I'm on a diet but I miss tasting Kaya. When I was in Singapore a few weeks ago, I didn't even eat kaya toast. It's not a must to do it when you're there but I don't know, I just missed it. Anyway, since my sister and my brother-in-law like it so much, I bought it for all of us. I lost around 5 pounds by doing my no rice diet for breakfast and lunch, so I'm happy. I also bought pants in Levi's and found out that I'm now down to 2 sizes...yes!!! :) How cool! I still don't feel lighter but just to feel healthier would be fine by me.

Monday, August 22, 2011

I haven't been blogging much have I?

That's the problem with me having a new blog, I would always forget to post, that, or I just intentionally neglect the thing. Like what I am exactly doing to this blog right here...

Gaaaahhh, so much to say, so much to say but the thing is I already said it to people that it's tiring to post it here now. So, kamusta? Kamusta ang buhay mo? Me? Ayos lang naman. Ganun parin. Work still consumes me. I think I may never marry (as I want to) or even find somebody who would take care of me because of my work. Working for a magazine just sounds glamorous. Sure if you go to parties or what have you but I've never been a party goer. I've always been the person that's never invited to parties because I don't really go anyway. Sometimes I just want to tell my life...Life! Why won't you party? Go out! Have fun! Meet new people. Who knows, you might meet the man of your dreams...but at a party? hhhhhmmmm wait, I don't think so. I want to meet a guy at a super market, preferably at a shampoo or soap section so I would know that he takes a bath or how he would smell like after taking a bath :) That or at the fresh vegetables section, there's something about guys holding a bunch of kangkong or a cabbage head that I really, really like.

Anyway, enough about my man blues, I just got back a week ago from Singapore to watch Two Door Cinema Club.
  Here I am with the band.

They're a bunch of sweethearts, I wanted to hug them all but I didn't know how to start asking for it. All I got were handshakes but meeeehhh, beggars can't be choosers :). The show was way better than their show in Jakarta, and they sounded much better at the Esplanade given that of course the acoustics at the concert hall is really high class. The thing that I didn't want to constantly remind myself was that I got free ticket to the concert but I only found out the day of the show and I already bought my ticket since June. I only asked TDCC's management for a pass to be allowed to shoot at the Esplanade since I know how strict they are there but I didn't know that the band's management will also give me a complimentary ticket. 

 My backstage pass

My complimentary ticket for the concert
My friend Carl just kept telling me to think of it as an upgrade, oh well. I love the band too much, I was just happy to be able to watch them live the 2nd time and to be able to meet them the 2nd time as well. 

What else? What else? 

Ah, I might be handling another magazine where I'll be the editor-in-chief. It's still on the works so I can't post it here, if I have confirmation that it's a hundred percent go, then it's on (to the break of dawn...god, I suck.).

I'm also started to manage a band. They're called The ButcherCons. I'm bad at genres and describing how bands sound like but I like they're music. They're loud, their dance-punk, and they're really entertaining. The bassist was my bandmate, his name is Paolo Bernaldo. He also plays bass for Moonstar 88. The drummer for the The ButcherCons is Bobby Padilla, also the drummer for Hilera. You, who is in the Philippines, should go check them out :) They'll be big, soon! 

I guess that's all for now, the Conan O' Brien documentary that I'm downloading is nearly finished. Time to get a move on! Later days!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Off to Singapore

I just finished packing for my trip to Singapore. I'll be leaving tomorrow morning. It's been years since my last trip there and I'm excited. It's a good thing that I kept my map to complete my very "touristy" effect ;).
I'll be watching Two Door Cinema Club again, and their concert will be on Thursday at the Esplanade. The first and last time that I saw them was Indonesia for the Love Garage event. I was able to meet and interview them, nice boys. I'm hoping that I'll be able to say Hi to them again and give them copies of the UNO issue where they were featured (again hehe). I will be given a photo pass to take pictures for our website and for Junk Online. Prolifica lads are so nice too ;).
I'll be meeting a few friends there and also my sister and brother-in-law. WOW! Looks like my days in Singapore are already filled. Oh and I'll also visit the Universal Studios at Sentosa :'). I'm excited about that as well.
Will be checking in tomorrow and by that time I'd probably be on my corner at the hostel. Later, kids!