Wednesday, September 28, 2011

good news

yesterday the Philippines was ravaged by another typhoon, and the winds were indeed howling more than the rain lashed. luckily, electricity wasn't cut off in our area so i caught up on some reading (and some sleeping, perfect weather for this too). i finally finished Powers by Ursula le Guin, and just started Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. it is also a good thing that i was able to watch the last of the series last weekend, so i can make comparisons with the book. and the tv series did justice to the book. thank God George R.R. Martin is co-executive producer to the series, otherwise they may have murdered the plot. i am very much excited for the next season, which would not come until summer of next year.

on another note, i am equally excited about a new short story by one of my favorite authors, Michael Scott. He's already written a short story about Scathach, a vampire (though not your average one as she's vegetarian) from The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Series, entitled The Death of Joan of Arc. and it was superb. now he's continuing on his promise to write more about her in Billy the Kid and the Vampyres of Vegas. the title is quite exhilarating in itself. the short story will be out on November in ebook format. thank God for ebooks, they're much cheaper than real books, however i prefer the latter.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Winter is Coming: A Game of Thrones

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this series has revived my fascination of medieval life (my past life must have been from that age). Game of Thrones is an original series from HBO, based on the novel, A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R.R.Martin . it focuses on the life of the Starks, the family governing WInterfell. there is much intrigue and surprises than you can imagine, and it makes Lord of the RIngs too goody-goody.

in the Game of Thrones, all characters are tested; the lines between black and white are not clearly drawn out. there are even more gray areas than the two, which makes it even more fascinating. here is reflected how kings are not so godly, and that sometimes people of power shun responsibility. true and raw human behavior is depicted as one would see in real life.

the series is well-cast, with Sean Bean (Boromir of Lord of the Rings fame) at its helm, costumes and settings very well-made, but the best part is George R.R. Martin is involved with the production so the series is much more related to the novel. dare to watch A Game of Thrones and experience what it was really like in a twisted medieval world. it airs in the Philippines on HBO every Sunday, at 10pm

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

fun underwater

just sharing some photos from my friend's cam. looks fun, eh?

looks like he had so much fun!
now i want a waterproof camera!

Monday, September 12, 2011

new shirts

here are the shirts i have accomplished during the long weekend (yes! overdue!), modeled by my funny little boy. this is only the second time i've worked with textile paint, and i found it very hard to work with. looks like i have to research more on painting methods with this type of medium.

look out for these in my etsy shop soon. :)

Friday, September 9, 2011

loving this excerpt

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 enough said.

i discovered this through youngmarriedchic, and almost cried after reading it. :) this poem is from Maryann Cusimano's book, You Are My I Love You. you may download this poem for free as a room decor here (also comes in blue and pink).

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Dr. Seuss is Green in The Lorax

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here's a little well-known, but quite relevant story to our time. and it's even more enjoyable to read on the iPod or iPad (with sound effects galore, i liked the humming fish much).

here, Dr. Seuss tackles commercialism and the effects on the environment. this is all too well-known to us adults (yet only a few care), and it's a simple but great way to show children that not everything we do is right. The Lorax himself is quite a character, and very much embodies nature. i hope he was real to put some sense into us humans.

my son and i immensely enjoyed reading the ebook, and i shall be getting a real book version of this so i can hopefully be able to read it to my grandchildren.
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