Wednesday, 30 December 2009

the chronicles of oil price... entry 23 - Php 43.30

mum texted me saying that i should gas up because the price will go up again... but it already is... hmmm...

Friday, 25 December 2009

...merry christmas '09...

merry christmas to my blog! i'm so glad i'm still managing to update it... got a lot of presents, ate a lot, celebrated with friends and family, got wasted... it's all all good... happy birthday, LORD... best birthday party ever! all the time, every time! mazeltov! yeah boy!

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

the chronicles of oil price... entry 22 - Php 42.30

oooh... good thing... i'm gonna bring the pickup tomorrow for our office Christmas party... cool...

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

the chronicles of oil price... entry 21 - Php 42.80

in this season of gift-giving, this is a good enough gift, i guess... ^^

Sunday, 6 December 2009

music stalk - victim #10: oo by up dharma down

now this is stalking on a very personal level... i first heard of this band a few years ago through their first single, maybe... a cool mix of vocals and experiments really make their music so damn unique...

then last month, i got wind that they were gonna be in davao and will be having a gig at jack's ridge... "uh, ok, that's nice..." then, just yesterday, i remembered it all and asked my mum to call jack's ridge for further info...

so after dinner, me, me mum and little sister went up shrine hills and we saw piles upon piles of cars... "crap, we're never gonna see UDD... noooooooo!" turns out, those cars were for some other events... phew phew...

ticket = 150 with a drink of either iced tea or san mig... (i asked if GPS was also a choice... they said no...) i bought 3 tickets... to my surprise, there weren't a lot of people yet and so we got to pick any place... at first, we chose the very first row but i got us to move to the higher seats with a better view... (we'd end up very deaf in the first row... and there'd be a lot of people passing by in front of us if we were there...)

turns out, udd wouldn't be performing right away... there'd be a first act... (fast forward now in session...) soul society... cover band... bleh... only notable thing about them was the sax dude... emcees from mix fm... annoying and corny... prizes... little sis won a coke shirt... (but lost it eventually...)

i was getting edgy because i still had to go to work by 11pm and around 10pm, the band was nowhere in sight!

then... the udd guys were on stage and on their gear... the korg keyboard was being setup... sound check... then they bagan playing... (muting the annoying emcees in the process...)

then... armi walks in... man... that moment took my breath away... i was friggin starstrucked... she was so pristine and pretty and enigmatic and seriou and game on and bored-looking which i so heart... she used to be this kinda chubby, long-haired rock chick... her new clean, beautiful look was wonderful! the band's presence and the ambiance of their live music ringing in my ears wer so cool...





armi sang but the mic stand wasn't cooperative... some stage guys had to fix it and hold it for her while she sang... then, after a couple of songs, armi took a sip of water (i think) and began to speak and smile... she's that nice after all! weeeeeee!

they continued on with their set... playing sana, taya, hiwaga and everybody's favorite udd song, oo... here's a vid of the song shot by little sis...



i wasn't only impressed with their music but also with their equipments... carlos' experiment kit must've cost a lot! they also had this digital drum thingy... so cool...

then, armi asked the audience to come to the front and immediately, the people flocked, getting as near as they can to the band... me and my homies laid back... we could still see their heads from where we were sitting... (that would be impossible if i came near) and the band capped off the set with pag-agos, another one of my faves...

as for me, i was freakin late! it was already 1130pm... there would be an picture and autograph session at the coffee shop... we passed by it and saw that there weren't a lot of people yet... and so me and sis dashed right in... forget tardiness... udd was much more important... as we waited in line to get a pic with armi, the dude behind me asked he could have us take a pic of him with armi and just have it sent him by email... sure, how could we refuse? then, ean and paul came in... sis and i broke off the line to take a pic with them...



then, the armi line moved to the other side of the cafe and it was longer than before... we saw that the tall dude who asked for the pic was already with her! i called to my mum to take his pic... then, mum told us to join him and he agreed with a wave of his hand... and there we all were with armi...



after the pic was taken, i had this urge to shake her hands... her fingers were so long and white... she had this red nail polish on... i was suddenly afraid i might dirty her... lol... i just thanked her instead and she awarded us with a warm smile...

then me and dude exchanged names... his is jerson... and he gave me his email address... i noticed that his hands were shaking as he typed in his email on my phone... he also asked me if i had bought bipolar (udd's 2nd album)... i said i did not, although i did download that before but i didn't tell him that... then he said that he just downloaded... oh moment... lol...

then, we said goodbye, gave one last look at the busy band members signing and smiling and left the place...

i was already an hour late for work but it was definitely, definitely worth it... unforgettable...

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

music stalk - victim #9: bad romance by lady gaga

it's just about right that i feature a vid about this fine artist... i'm really into her music lately... my message tone is the first few seconds of bad romance... i'm just really so gaga about GaGa! rara!

december december!

it's that time of the year again... and i'm really trying to make myself more festive than ever... it's as if the older you get, the less you care about this Christmas thing... but i think this year, i'd be able to feel the spirit thingy... lots to give away... simbang gabi... booze... (looking forward to the booze...) i can't wait...