Saturday, June 21, 2008

Parkour finds a place in the house of God

Found a video on a church that allows traceurs to do runs set to organ music. Although I thinbk what they're doing actually counts as freerunning.

Luis pointed me to a video of parkour bloopers. Somehow, I think these guys were doing it on purpose. It's so stupid I couldn't finish the video. But I posted it anyway, haha!

Shameless Self Promotion June 2008

It's that time of the month again! Here's where (as far as I can remember) my byline will be appearing thins month:

Rogue: The State of the Nation Issue
Two firsts here. My first art piece and my first political piece. I interview Igan d'Bayan on his upcoming exhibit and I interview ex congressman Neric Acosta on his politics. I've always wanted to write about art, and now I have. I never wanted to touch politics, but I'm glad I did. I never knew it could be fun! My contributor's picture is cute, too. I have kitty ears! :D

Homestyle: The Passion Issue
Basta, I'm in it!

Y Style
Another article of mine, this one on the Discovery Channel's I've Got Nothing to Wear, came out in the Y Style section of the Philippine Star. I wouldn't have known if Katrina hadn't texted me asking if it really was my byline she was seeing.

Night Monkeys
An anthology of Palanca Award-winning short stories. Launch is on June 30. I'm in it with a bunch of well-known writers, the most gwapo of which is one Luis Katigbak (I crush him!). Buy, buy buy!


I'm going to have a column again soon. I'll keep you updated on that.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

The Collect Call of Calthulu

Decided to look for The Real Ghostbusters episodes on YouTube. Now, I always knew that the writers took inspiration from real mythological creatures but I didn't know that they also included a lot of in jokes about horror literature as well.

For example, in "The Collect Call of Calthulu," an obvious take on H.P. Lovecraft's Cuthulhu mythology, the Necronomicon (which Ray says many horror writers, Lovecraft included, based their stories on) is stolen and Ted Klein, the professor in charge of it, freaks out. Peter, who doesn't see why there should be so much fuss about reading material, says, "Sheesh, you'd think that guy Klein was a paperback writer the way he was carrying on."

Here are links to all three parts on YouTube:
Part One
Part Two
Part Three

I iz a tickled.

Friday, June 06, 2008

What Would Make Me Turn Buddhist

I'm not the most religious person in the world but I do have a steady faith in what I'm supposed to believe in.

Now, I have, for two seconds each, I have considered switching to either Roman Catholicism or Buddhism. Here's why:

Roman Catholicism
Behold, the Calendario Romano 2008. Two years ago, I posted about a calendar of hot Roman Catholic priests. It's nice to know that they're continuing the tradition. Such man candy should be shared.

Speaking of man candy, check out my reason for switching to Buddhism. His name is Trinlay Tulku Rinpoche and he's a reincarnation of an important Buddhist teacher. More importantly, he's hot! If all religious teachers were this hot, people would stop going to the movies and go to church instead.

I know I would.

Shameless Self Promotion June 2008

People have been asking when I'm going to update again, so here I am.

My apologies for my long absence. Life has been busy, and when I'm not busy, I'm usually collapsed in a heap. In any case. Ironically, I've had more access to WiFi than I ever have.

Here's what's been up with me:

Finished most of the shooting for the TV show I'm writing for. We're editing now, which means more time stuck in the editing room sitting around and getting fat. Editing, people, is how I gained 20 pounds in over 2 years. As you can see, I never lost them.

Am working on another TV show, my first story-based one. We're still casting I think, and fleshing out the story. I'll reveal what it is when I have the go signal. Let's just say that it involves music.

Rogue magazine's first anniversary is coming up this July. My story, "Seek Ye Whore" will be the month's fiction feature. It's a story I've had in my head for a while but (with much prodding) was only able to finish last May. I don't think I'm spoiling anything by saying that it's about internet mail-order brides.

Aaaand... here's my latest article in the Philippine Star. I'm really happy to have been assigned this. Who would have thought that I'd ever be interviewing Rafe Totengco? And Tina Ocampo was really nice. Check out the article here.