Ender’s Game

No. Sorry. No. Not related to the movie at all. And those wishing to read about it may be redirected back to google as I’ve yet to browse the movie’s novel, itself. People say it’s good so… might just give it a moment. Spent most of the day doodling. From technical drawings to the not…

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Prepping 101: Food Source

No, this post doesn’t declare my accrual of a green thumb–at the least, mine is red from nail-biting. Aggregating thoughts swimming about, I’ve decided to create a series on sustainable living. When the nearest Mcdonalds or 7/11 has been toppled by calamities or a horde of zombies (you never know), what’s one way of providing…

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Dapitan: In your spare time, draw fish.

Colours will distract you some days and they’re captivating enough to count as valid nutrition sources. Think photography, for me, has always involved tiptoeing lines between light and shadow; it’s a time-consuming exercise and a healthy distraction that sometimes serves it’s purpose, drawing in cash when necessary. Myriad of hues with it’s hint of comedy,…

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Paubari’s Third Son: Dumalapdap

I’d been itching to make this… finally got the time to do it today. If you see an awkward resemblance between Dumalapdap and Vincent Valentine from the Final Fantasy series then you’re just imagining things. Shortly after Humadapnon left their home to seek revenge on Saragnayan’s family and followers, Dumalapdap embarked on a quest of…

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One.

  On a bike, somewhere in Leyte, daddy and me. I have no memory of these times. Deep in my bones I know a fresh breeze will always be welcome on skin, riding bikes is a pleasant distraction, the sight of ocean is irreplaceable and my sense of security is rooted in mountains. I have…

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Two.

One song, I first heard as a high school student: a string of lyrics that caught my ears. I forgot about it, I wasn’t in the habit of googling melodies yet. About four years afterwards, I’d just gotten into my first job and was walking around the mall after a long day. Matt Hales’ lyrics…

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Three.

There’d be basic answers to this question: The Lord of the Rings, Everything is Illuminated, Wall-E, Three Idiots, Pocahontas… I’ll go with my second set of answers though, movies that I can’t really discuss with most friends because these are a bit under the radar. Honestly, only three?–This whole challenge is a mere test of…

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Four.

Four? Only four books?! However will I squeeze a Chuck Palahniuk or Tolkien into this post? They are guilty pleasures. These below are my more sensible reads, essential in shaping a lot of who I am now. 1. Love Poems – Brian Patten / Fight Club – Chuck Palahniuk I still managed a Palahniuk in…

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Time.

Her skies have ranged through gold in lavender broken hues As queen moon smiles, cold and distant Silhouetted tresses marching in… an army rising as stars in the horizon Bustling crowds long gone –A hush overcomes, filling each crevice of earth Left in our corners –Washing fingers into the deep, darkening sky A silent plea to Orion on…

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Five.

Known for being picky with food, it’s not the taste that often encourages it. I don’t think my taste buds have that much range… It’s mostly the ingredients I’m keeping a keen eye on. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ― Hippocrates Simply put, if a meal leaves me feeling lethargic, careening into…

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SE7EN

What are words but potentials. History requires action. Here are SE7EN wants that I intend to bring out from electronic pages and into a semblance of reality; a bucket list of sorts. 1. luxuria Wanderlust. A little luxury I’ve been meaning to sate… at least, once a year. 2. gula I want to walk the streets…

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Eight.

8 Fears to reveal… this will be fun. These songs best describe those fears, too. Well, more or less. I was trying to inject some flavor into these lists, as I’ve never been one to go all sparkly-eyed with list-making.   1. Zombie / Former cadets are all too familiar with this. I’m the one who…

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Nine.

Given that a worthwhile collection of Nine Loves would be best populated by people and places, I think I’ll limit myself to those boundaries. Though, referring to people as a group is probably some cheat code for me. 1. Tough teachers?–Of all that I had, it was Ms. E who put up with me; up…

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Clint Barton: Make use of your waking hours.

Ladies and gentlemen I give you, Hawkeye. There is no glamour or intelligent drabble to accompany this post. I simply couldn’t sleep and thought to draw this character out of my system. Though, I believe one exercise will not be enough. I’ll try to catch up on some sleep. Hence, Clint Barton with the most…

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A fashionable 16th Century warrior-prince from the Visayas.

I’m recalling our lessons back at the academy and remembering how our Professor told us: “Warriors were amongst the elite classes, status came hand-in-hand with corresponding responsibilities.” It’s interesting to note how the times have changed. On Clothing… The bahag or G-string was the most basic of clothes, along with the malong or the tube…

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A smile as wide as Glasgow.

I’m not much of a moviegoer, maybe because I’m better entertained by a book. But, well, every once in a while a film or two catches my fancy. I don’t claim to be a connoisseur, a lot of the movies that I found entertaining did not fall in the same category as, say, Citizen Kane.  The Expendables,…

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The Visayan preoccupation with hair.

Whether male or female, the Filipinos kept their hair long. Cutting one’s hair was a manifestation of deep mourning or punishment. It was only when the Spanish arrived that short hair was encouraged to further ‘tame’ the natives. When a Visayan saw another with short hair, they would commonly exclaim: “Inalotan ka!” To say that…

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Historical accounts of cat-fights.

It doesn’t really show, but I do like fashion accessories–they’re almost as interesting as hand-wraps and mouth guards–and mostly I admire these trinkets for the effort placed into their creation or the sheer novelty of the idea that it sells. While doing some research for Hinilawod comic character costumes, I was quite relieved to find…

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On affinities and the occasional crests…

Photography :  InFoolView   I’ve always had this affinity for words, at times I write more and there will be times when I’ll be drawing more. This year and the one before it has been a whirlwind, to say the least; to say ‘whirlwind’ might even border on the side of understatement. I’ve come near…

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