Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Been busy lately ahhhh. I hope to get back soon. 






More Happy Holidays Comments

Monday, December 12, 2011

Monday Musings


What kinds of books do you like to read? Why? Provide specific examples?

This is going to be in phases. 

Grade school, I was pretty much into the world of Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys which lasted until I was in Freshman high school. I was an avid collector of these books and it was quite interesting to see when book cover art  changed whenever a different publisher came on board. I think I've always like the Minstrel Books or the Wanderer Books. Why I like the series so much? I was quite sickly growing up and the books propelled me to adventures that made me feeling healthy and forget I was confined to the bed. I felt the exhilaration running beside Nancy and she ducked for cover to prevent the bad guys from catching her or  concentrating on my balance on a precarious ledge with the Frank and Joe as they investigate a clue to stop the baddies from getting away. 
Soon, Star Trek: The Next Generation characters swept me (thanks to the TV series) and the books sent me journeying to the stars and the galaxies which pretty much lasted until I was in my senior year in college. Trekkie? Yes, pretty much and I was a padawan of the Force too. I like this particular sci-fi books because I like the idea where humans have become fully actualized people as portrayed in (Star Trek) and are exploring the cosmos. While with Star Wars,  it was obvious, who wouldn't want to be a Jedi? *wink* Come on, don't tell me you haven't day dreamed about it. :D I haven't came across a StarWars and Star Trek: TNG cross-over in fanfiction. If anyone can recommend a good story, do leave a link to it. :D 

Friday, December 9, 2011

Voiceover competition....

Good luck!


I was checking out tweets the other day and this link was sent out by one of the voice talents behind Ben 10 caught my attention. There was a time, I was curious about this world. :D Check out their site

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

One or the other....

Last Saturday, I had penciled in to visit

Site credit 

 instead I went to SM Sta Rosa, busy in securing tickets to 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tuesday Tunes


Tuesday Tunes is hosted by Dale at Smurfin' the Web 
Tuesday's Tune question is Girl names on song titles. Sorry for the lateness. I had all my post on draft mode and forgot to sked them. opps. 
:-D My pick from one of my fave groups:



Mandy as popularized by Westlife. Back when they were a five-piece group.

Update post:

ROTLF
 Maybe most will frequent the Twitter jail for over limit. Lolz.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Man of Action concluded Live tweeting....



It was Saturday here and Friday over there. lolz. A couple of my questions got through so it was good to experience a tweet cast. Funny, I felt lost since they were doing the live tweet casting during the airing of the  crossover so I was aware that there might be remarks more about the episode.  I knew later on (according to the tweets) Michael Emerson (Ben of Lost) voiced Alpha Nanite. 




Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tuesday Tunes


Tuesday Tunes is hosted by Dale at Smurfin' the Web 
Tuesday's Tune question is Manly Music. Songs with Man's name included. 
This is my first time to join and I really can't choose between the two so I'll post them up. :-D My pick:


                                     

One of my fave bands, don't know if the song has connection with the Charlie Brown comic strip but as the song goes, it doesn't seem so. 

Monday, November 28, 2011

Musings Monday (2)


Will you be buying books for the holidays, this year? If so, for whom, and why?

Actually, I don't use only the holidays to buy books for friends. We actually give each other two author names and throughout the 12 months, when we  visit our favorite book thrift shop, we'd be on the lookout for each other's authors. If we find a book, we'd SMS each other. If it turns out the book title we don't have yet then, it's a book exchange. Why? We like to complete the collection since it's from our fave authors :D  

What about you? 


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Ben 10 and Generator Rex Crossover

Visit the site to read clearly the blurb

My interest with this particular animation series is purely the characters drawing, writing, and the stories the writers put out. Okay, the whole thing.  :) I followed the show since Ben 10  was released with a hyper ten-year old Ben and finding the Omnitrix. Through the seasons the writers would reference previous episodes which was good since I thought it expanded the arcs especially Kevin Levin's mysterious and shady past. The latest is Ben 10: Ultimate Alien where Ben is now I think 17 years old here. Of course, the occasional familiar actors taking a voice guest spot is a boot too like Paradox voiced by David McCallum (NCIS fans will know him as Dr. Donald "Duckie" Mallard) Dwight Schultz as Doc Animo and Wil Wheaton (Stand By Me, Star Trek: The Next Generation and Leverage, Criminal Minds etc) as Darkstar. Maybe I should have been doing reviews of the show ages ago. I don't follow Generator Rex but I can see the similarities of the drawing style of the show. Of course, if it came from one prod co, the touch of the animator will crop up. :) I'm totally looking forward to the crossover. 


 Ahhhh, I have to think of questions for the chat.  Here we go again, *calculates world time.* 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

WWW Wednesday


To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next


Hide 'N Go Seek
and 

Blood Oath

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tuesday Tunes


Tuesday Tunes is hosted by Dale at Smurfin' the Web 
Tuesday's Tune question is What are the best intros to songs?
This is my first time to join and I really can't choose between the two so I'll post them up. :D My picks are: 

Monday, November 14, 2011

Monday Running Conversations

Monday Running Conversations is a weekly picture meme focusing on animals having to carry a conversation. ☺

  • Just take one minute from your blogging time
  •  Post a favorite random picture you found from the Internet (please credit the person who took the shot) or it can be a pic you took! ☺ 
  • Write a little conversation happening from the picture
  • Make the conversations GP-rating and 
  • Most of all just have fun!

A Helping Hand by Halex
 
Sway: You  have to let me go.
Buster: C'mon don't go "Prince of Persia" on me, Sway.  I would let you fall, girl. See, I have you at the tip of my finger. 
Sway (serious): Literally. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

WWW Wednesday (2)



To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Here's mine:

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Vote for your fave TV guy...

The TV faceoff
TVLine posted a poll for which crushable guy if:
"You’re cornered by the bad guys and your cellphone battery is almost dead, but you’ve got 64 incredibly hot cop/agent types on speed-dial who can come to your rescue: Which one do you choose? Which one do you choose? That’s the basic premise of our Ultimate Law-Enforcement Crushes Bracket Tournament, and Round 2, Day 5 has some real doozys for you to consider."
If you want to show your online support click the link under picture. Who did I vote? Toughie... why did the have to pit Peter (Fringe) vs Auggie (Covert Affairs)? :D I voted for Auggie. :D

Monday, November 7, 2011

Monday Musings (1)


This week's musing...

Other than for school, do you read books to learn how to do something? What was/were the topic(s)?

I  acquainted myself in the world of screenwrting before and managed to get a hang of it. I drafted several pages (and many more) before entering a writing contest hosted by Scriptapalooza.  I may not have reached the semis but the whole process was a good tingle that I haven't felt for quite a long time. I also began buying supplement books and "Writing Treatments that Sell" was one of them. I haven't pitched anything yet since I'm approaching it in baby steps. lolz. Then I had a major career change in my life that the drive to dapple on this project was shelved (not only figuratively). I hope to get back on this once all these other worries get sorted out. 

Ben 10 Voiceover Contest :D

What's up with that Alien?

How come nothing like this exciting happened when I was growing up? Haha  I sent the link to my cousin I hope he tries out. I'm sure it will be fun going through the audition process. 


Friday, November 4, 2011

What do you know?


Hmmm, I only to go Manila when I really need to these days. Would be interesting to check it out though especially the arts and crafts fair side of it if I caught this advert much earlier. '☺ I wish Booksale would sometime hold a book swap event. '☺


Thursday, October 27, 2011

TBR Thursday (5): The Seer & the Scribe

To be Read Thursday meme is hosted by Drea which was inspired by Waiting on Wednesday by BreakingTheSpine.  


TBR Thursday highlights all those book that are already out (whether you own them or not) that you're dying to ready but haven't had the chance yet. This can some old books, some new books, and some that are in between but they have to be books that you want/hope to read and review!



From NetGalley
Details about the book:

Paperback288 pages

Published May 1st 2011 by Luminis Books

ISBN
1935462393 (ISBN13: 9781935462392)



Summary from Goodreads
In medieval Germany, Hildegard of Bingen was born with a gift—the ability to see beyond this earthly realm. But a gift can also be a burden, especially when Hildegard's vision helps her witness the vicious murder of a monk at the monastery of Disibodenberg.

When the peace of the monastery is shattered by a second gruesome murder, Hildegard seeks the help of Volmar, her trusted scribe. He discovers a treacherous plot to seize the Spear of Destiny—a holy relic rumored to bear a curse that haunts anyone who tries to wield its power for their own purposes.
Volmar and Hildegard are cast into a web of violence and intrigue spawned by the greed of power-hungry noblemen, deceitful clerics, and the ambitions of a secret society sworn to protect the warriors of the Crusades?
Book One of The Seer and the Scribe series begins where recorded history is silent, introducing you to the extraordinary lives of Hildegard and Volmar, as they challenge the darkness of this fearful time.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

What's your favorite scary book?

Halloween is coming up and I've visited bibliophile friends' sites and check what's on their reading lists or scary-themed lists. 

From those visits, I've tagged books here and there which later found themselves in my own TBR Thursdays lists and during my usual blog readings, I read this "What's my favorite scary book?" For the life of me, I can't recall at least one book but I know I've read ones at least. so with the help of Goodreads list of horror books, I found what I did read before. It's pretty short list since horror is not my genre that I like to check out. 

I guess my all time favorite is: 

Photo Credit from Open Library
I recall first reading this back in grade school, it was part of our assignment about reading one story a week then we were to write a book report every Monday. Lolz. I think it was also keep children sit still too in class. This was the story I got to read at home under a candle so it was memorable. It did wonders for my eyes (hence wearing contact lens now) haha. Anyway, I was kid, engrossed with the story and I remembered going  breathless and made sure my head was still attached to my body. Tsk. It was unnerving since I also ended up keeping  watch at the darkened tableau outside my window. If I had  lived in a place where wolves roam, it would complete the chilly mood. '☺

What's your favorite scary book? 

Look Ma, I can siiiiinnnng! '♫♪

Who sang the loudest? 


A fellow Grobie fan (Josh Groban fans call themselves for those not in the know) or is it Grobanite (sounds like something from Superman - lolz) shared this cute pic. It's one of those days when  little things just make you smile, right! 

Twit pic courtesy of @alexandralawn thanks for sharing and I think Mr. Josh Groban chuckled at this too. 

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Tina's PicStory : Food.

I was following a link and I thought I might join in. This week's theme is about food. :)

I've been sporadically watching Food Network and I was astonished you can make salad dressings with ingredients like lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, cilantro etc. Very easy things out from one's kitchen counter.'☺ No hassle. '☺ Excuse my newbie-ness in the kitchen. For more Tina's PicStory hop here.


I think I overloaded on the leafy veggies




Saturday Snapshots (7)

To participate in  Saturday Snapshots meme hosted by Alyce @ at home with books, post a photo that you ( or a friend or a family member) have taken and then leave a direct link to your post at her site. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don't post random photos you find online.

I couldn't believe I would have a real chance in winning from Reader's Digest Asia caption contest and yet here is the first prize! 

The Complete Calligraphy Stationery Set 

Friday, October 21, 2011

Halloween Chain-letter (sort of) Facebook style

Scream
 
HALLOWEEN is quickly approaching. You're IN A HORROR MOVIE (use the first 10 people to the left on your profile)1. Decides the creepy house is safe: 
2. Screams like a baby: 
3. Scares you as a joke: 
4. The first to go missing: 
5. The first to go insane:
6. Murdered saving you:
7. Has your back no matter what:
8. Survives by faking dead:
9. Has a solid survival plan no one listens to:
10. Is really the killer:



I read that circulating but I didn't join because those 
people might not have brought a lot of humor with them esp for #6 and #10.

Monday, October 17, 2011

What? Xpressoreads Giveaway Celebration




Monday Running Conversations


Monday Running Conversations is a weekly picture meme focusing on animals having to carry a conversation. ☺


  • Just take one minute from your blogging time
  •  Post a favorite random picture you found from the Internet (please credit the person who took the shot) or it can be a pic you took! ☺ 
  • Write a little conversation happening from the picture
  • Make the conversations GP-rating and 
  • Most of all just have fun!
Anyone can participate and if you do, just leave your links on the comment page. ☺

By Pixdaus

Spirit: Did you hear what happened last night?
Wind: No, I'm not listening to another of your very lo-ong tales, bro.
Spirit: But it's true.
Wind: Nah, nope, I'm not going to fall in that trap again. 



Saturday, October 15, 2011

Westlife Kian Egan in Ireland's "The Voice"

Mentor time :D


Yay for Kian! I've recently watched the "The Voice" over at AXN Asia and I liked the show's format. I wish we can watch the Irish version too since another fave of mine is part in the judge/coach panel, Sharon Corr along with Kian Egan. '☺

Friday, October 14, 2011

Westlife Gravity Tour 2011 Installment 8




Recaps:

Westlife Gravity Tour start post here.
Installment Two

Installment Three
Installment Four
Installment Five
Installment Six 
Installment Seven
I finally found the set list

Thursday, October 13, 2011

STEPS Reunion Tour 2012?


STEPS
Could next year be the start of returning acts? It would be great to see them once again. 

Westlife Gravity Tour 2011 Installment 7


Recaps:

Westlife Gravity Tour start post here.
Installment Two

Installment Three
Installment Four

Installment Five 
Installment Six

video

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

WWW Wednesdays (1)

WWW Wednesdays


To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next

Here's mine

Westlife Gravity Tour Installment 6

Recaps:
Westlife Gravity Tour start post here.
Installment Two

Installment Three
Installment Four
Installment Five

Thanks to dvampyrlestat's friend for acquiring tixs for us

Monday, October 10, 2011

Monday Running Conversations

Monday Running Conversations is a weekly picture meme focusing on animals having to carry a conversation. ☺

  • Just take one minute from your blogging time
  •  Post a favorite random picture you found from the Internet (please credit the person who took the shot) or it can be a pic you took! ☺ 
  • Write a little conversation happening from the picture
  • Make the conversations GP-rating and 
  • Most of all just have fun!
Anyone can participate and if you do, just leave your links on the comment page. ☺

Beluga Whales by Viktor Lyagushkin

Swift: I think we made a wrong turn, Rapid?
Rapid: No, I'm reading the sky, Big Dipper is point that way so we're nearly there. 

Remember the epilogue scene from Harry Potter the Deathly Hallows?

Can you guess who this is? His name rhyme with "you" :D and he owned "Wolverine".

Thursday, October 6, 2011

TBR Thursdays

To be Read Thursday meme is hosted by Drea which was inspired by Waiting on Wednesday by BreakingTheSpine.  


TBR Thursday highlights all those book that are already out (whether you own them or not) that you're dying to ready but haven't had the chance yet. This can some old books, some new books, and some that are in between but they have to be books that you want/hope to read and review!

This will be my second time to read a romantic suspense (when I get copies of these) as the first one would be "The Angel" By Carla Neggers.

From Goodreads:
Book One

Leslie Parrish introduces Extrasensory Agents, a band of psychic investigators interested only in the cases nobody else wants-the coldest ones...

After being made a scapegoat in a botched investigation that led to a child's death, Aidan McConnell became a recluse. Still, as a favor to an old friend, Aidan will help on the occasional ESA case.

Reporter Lexie Nolan has a nose for news-and she believes a serial killer has been targeting teen girls around Savannah, but no one believes her. So she turns to the new paranormal detective agency and the sexy, mysterious Aidan for help. But just as the two begin forging a relationship, the case turns eerily personal for Lexie-and Aidan discovers that maybe he hasn't lost the ability to feel after all.


Westlife "Gravity" Concert Installment 5


Recaps:
Westlife Gravity Tour start post here.
Installment Two

Installment Three
Installment Four

I just love re-reading this :D


Unfortunately, the 2 minutes plus video (I mentioned here)  won't upload and Photobucket doesn't seem to like the large file either. There's Youtube but I don't like to get flamed for bad video coverage. Can't they understand it's not easy to be exited (enjoying the concert) at the same while taking a vid memento?

UPDATE: I managed to upload the second longer file as a single post so we'll see if  I can upload the other 2 min and 56sec file tomorrow with no problems. I'll do some link arrangements if it worked. '☺ 

On with the show...'☺

video

COSTUME CHANGE!  I guess it's only me because Shane's voice sounded a tinsy bit haunting during SAFE  "How are you gonna love, How are you gonna feel/ How you gonna live your life like the dream you have is real/....I apologize towards the end of this vid I lost the capability to hold the cam straight. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Westlife "Gravity" Manila Concert 2011 Installment 4


Recap
Start of the concert post
Installment Two
Installment Three
video

This was the part where Nicky said the duet with Manny "Pacman" Paquiao will not push through instead Westlife will pick out fans based form how creative their banners are. 

dvampyrlestat and l decided that we should prepare for the future concert and think of a banner that will guarantee a pick from Shane, haha... A big arrow pointing at me? *head desk*Any more suggestions? '☺

Since this was a big file. I've decided to post more of their tweet messages. This time: Mark's!