Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I Got Me A Hat

Our (Little Popot and me) first time in Enchanted Kingdom.

Great day.
Nice place.
Good people.
Fun, fun stuff.

Nah. I bring my own magic.



"Can I borrow your hat, please..." Her weapon. That look. I dare you to say "no".



The Vanishing Hand Trick.






Night carnival.



Pictures are from my toy camera.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

An Angel Sent To This World

Little P's class had their Christmas "Concert". Unlike last year, I was there really early. About two hours early. Too bad the teachers decided to guide the performers right from the middle of the front row!! Even the shots from the "pro" cam ended up having some "dirt" in them. These Flip shots were taken by Big P.



Bigger version.



Bigger version.



Bigger version.

Keep checking back for a couple more.

Monday, November 30, 2009

A New Love

Words have not been arriving. This barren blog shows it. Images, on the other hand, are flowing. Saturated, vivid, whimsy. The VQ1015 Entry brings them like Sandman brings dreams.









Monday, November 16, 2009

I Bleed For You

Alice In Chains. Black Gives Way To Blue. William DuVal's voice is dark, not unlike Layne's. It is wonderful. Be not careful and you will end up thinking Layne is blurting out all the pain filled whispers and pounding words. Heavy, poetic, heartfelt. If you only have money for food, get this album, you will never go hungry again.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Stupidity Killed The Cat

It is Day of the Dead today, and a bunch of our "stuff" died. My precious Soungarden concert shirts are all gone now, and I am finding it hard to pull back the memories of my "rock and roll" days. People will find it hard to understand, but in losing the shirts I feel that I have lost a part of me.

Yes, there is such a thing as sentimental value. It is talking, are you hearing it?

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Make Believe Hong Kong Weekend

Blind frame.













What is a HK weekend without a HK picture pose.



We will be back. Soon.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

I Am Wearing White Make Up

Picked up Popot's Halloween getup. After some drama, we managed to convince her to go with the "pretty" pink witch. Dia De Los Muertos, after all, is not for the pretty princesses.



I had the 4 Treasures Roast at Chef Choi's. The first time I ate there I was so impressed, not this time. I will come back again, only to verify if today was only because of the big "midnight sale" crowd.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Oh My! What Big Balls You Have!!

Today, we went to Mall Of Asia, the most overrated mall in the country.

Not the original. But, would do for now. Popot still loves these hot babies. We also had some pizza.



Practiced a little blind framing using the Ixus. Preparing for my new toy.











Miguel liked MOA. I am still wondering why.



Maybe because of the big balls.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Dee For Victory

A good day for my team. The Big Three (Dee, Penny, and Cappie) led them to their 2nd WNBA Championship in 3 years. Awesome year for a Lady Huskies fan like me. Dee's Spartak Moscow won Euroleague. The Lady Huskies are the WNCAA Champs, and now, Mercury is tops in the WNBA again.



Number 1, baby, number 1.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Slow MO

I just purchased "stuff" for my new hobby. (My dear Pakistani wife, I know the kitchen needs fixing.) It will take some time though before I get my dirty paws on it, had them shipped to my sister in the US. Hope to get them before the term breaks ends so that I can have some time to mess around with them.

Man, these babies are hard to find. There are alternatives out there, but nothing beats the original.

Do not know what the hell I am talking about? Do not worry, once I get started with this, you will learn about it. I am learning myself. Now, if only I understood Japanese.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Payback Time

No, I was not kidding.

Ondoy happened. People are surprised by this? The post below first appeared in my 360 blog about 3 years ago.

Armed to the teeth, I am telling you.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Air Slimers

I have not bought any sneakers in a long while (well, I copped a couple, but they are not for me). Earlier, amidst the heavy rains, and even though I could not find my Ghostbusters lunchbox, I went out to pickup the Air Slimers. Hell no, I am not wearing anything the glows in the dark anytime soon. I would wear the baller band, but only to make fun of stuff and other people! It will be sold, the Slimers will be, to fund a "new" hobby.

Popot with the Slimers and the matching lollipop.




Yes, I am a reseller. Premium reseller. Haha.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sticky Little Fingers

We finally picked up a netbook today, ASUS Eee PC 1005HA. The 10 hour battery life got us sold. Went over Gateway Cubao to buy it so that we can join the raffle for Toshiba NB200 (haha).



Popot might have outgrown her Leapfrog Clickstart now, and have been craving for her own real computer. (Though she still will not sell her Clickstart.) She still draws, most of the time, but has been spending more and more time with the Asus, doing online Disney Princess and Barbie online games. She likes Starfall too, which is a good thing. I am going to have her hooked on Funschool one of these days. Another benefit of having "her" own computer is that she does not "bother" us anymore when we are using our computers, or the Nintendo Wii (large scale Internet FTW).

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sleepwalker

Having trouble waking up during mornings again. (Like always, going to sleep is easy.) And that means I am having problems getting to work on time and have incurred my first and second "late" for the current work term. It also means I have been feeling sluggish at times even though I know I am getting enough rest. Except for the couple of tardiness, work has not been affected though, my bosses would be glad to know.

Hmmn. Vacation, anyone? December is just around the corner. DL HK is on a Halloween theme. Have not seen that before.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Snoopy Be Damned

The Red Barons, went out for the first time the other day, my new line, as part of the DCPH-Toy Kingdom-Hotwheels Dino Trick Tracks Exhibit.



















They got a good amount of attention, and a few inquiries. I am quite happy with that. Hopefully, we get to see more of the "not usual" coming up during exhibits.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Gigantic, big big love.

This blog has been thoroughly neglected. I was never busy all those days, only lazy. Fact, lazier than ever. I have never been known to be NOT lazy. People would be surprised if they find out that I actually have a job.

Well, let us get it on with a bunch of blog entries.


28 August

Just got back from Makansutra. The food was okay and really filling. I loved the Char Kway Teow, the Pad Thai was good too, as well as the dimsum (though I missed out on the Hakaw). Little Popot had her noodles with soup (I forgot the name), and enjoyed 2 servings of the Fish and Chips. I had no problem loading up on the Bandung with Chichaw and the Michael Jackson, which is a soya based drink (I think). Big thanks to Gene of Makansutra, who greeted us right at the door and was a really gracious, not to mention generous, host all through out. We brought home a few nice prizes from the raffle for Philmug members. 









(Sorry, no pictures of the food. I was too busy gobbling them up.)

If you want to try out some good Singaporean/Malay dishes, Makansutra Asian Food Village is at the 2nd floor of the Manila Ocean Park Complex.


23 August

Finally went to see Disney Pixar's UP today. 3D is the way to go for this kind of stuff. Fantastic movie. Heart warming, funny, had enough action. Popot was on the edge of her seat, literally, the whole time.









19 August

Man, kids just do not forget a thing. When we watched Transformers 2, Popot saw the preview of Disney Pixar's UP and I made the wrong move of telling her we would go see it when it comes up for showing. She has been reminding (as in pestering) me about it since.


05 August

13th Craziest Toys Sale 
Thu 23 July to Sun 10 Aug 

With Special Buys at up to 70% off, the annual Crazy Toys Sale is back this year with an even bigger selection of merchandise for all bargain hunters. 

Come and check out the huge collection of toys, stationery, school-bags, apparels and footwear at crazy prices. Prices starts as low as $1, you will be crazy to miss out this crazy event. at
Takashimaya Basement.

I am sad to be missing this event, again. One thing I always look forward to when I visit Singapore. I am telling you, you have never been to Singapore if you have never been to this sale.


31 July

Little P's school bash. McNuggets, Twister Fries, and OJ.







The little rascal looked like an angel in her black and pink dress. She could pass for a princess. All grown up now, my baby.