Sunday, May 31, 2009

Meet Bogart/Max/Wacky

I found this mewing homely kitty behind the washing machine a week ago while I was doing the laundry. Mom took pity on him and fed him rice and tinola soup and the critter just lapped it up. Brother Number 4 was aghast because he knew this kitten doesn't stand a chance. Our three dogs Piglet, Colossus, and Maya would kill any creature smaller than them.

So he let the kitten out of the house to find his way back to his mama and siblings.

But for the next two days, this mangy creature would pop in to eat and then leave. And by the third day, he didn't leave after his meal and has been staying at the laundry area ever since.

We've never had a cat as a pet except for this one brief time, before I was born, when we had a Persian Cat named Persia (how original, right?) but she escaped and never returned. We've always been dog people so we don't know squat how to take care of this feline.

And this feline, admittedly is not really cute. He is pure black and mangy, but my mom has high hopes for him. I don't know why she fell in love with this creature. It's really weird.

During the day, he can wander freely at the laundry area. He loves lounging at the hamper and rolling around in my brother's clothes. Which pisses him off. Hehe.

At night, we keep him inside the house in a crate that I used before when I was breeding hamsters.

We can't decide on a name. Mom calls him Wacky. Brother number 4 calls him Max. Brother Number 3 and I call him Bogart.

Which name would you pick for him?

Any advise on how to raise cats are welcomed too.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Love Akira Kurosawa? Here, go nuts!

Japan launches digital archive on director Kurosawa
Fans of Japan's best-known director Akira Kurosawa now have access to an online treasure trove of thousands of photos, sketches and other materials from the film-maker's life.
A digital archive of 20,000 items went live on the Internet this week, ranging from private photos and newspaper clippings to notes and sketches of movie scenes, the website's operator said Wednesday.
The archive includes scripts with his scribbles and drawings of scene ideas as well as photos taken on the sets of Kurosawa classics such as 'The Seven Samurai', 'Kagemusha' and other award-winning films.
Also on display are photos showing Kurosawa as a child on a rocking horse, relaxing as an adult at his Tokyo home, and dining on a trip to France.
The director died in 1998 aged 88.
The Japanese-language archive can be accessed on the website It was launched by Kurosawa Production and Ryukoku University.
Yeah, I'm going nuts too. Enjoy.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tori Fandom

“If they keep crashing stuff into the moon, the moon's gonna get pissed off, and the tides'll change, and all the women'll start PMS-ing together. Then you guys are going to fucking regret it.”
“Some people are afraid of what they might find if they try to analyze themselves too much, but you have to crawl into your wounds to discover where your fears are. Once the bleeding starts, the cleansing can begin.”

I love Tori Amos. A few years ago, I had this angst up to my ass, and I dealt with it by listening to a lot of Tori.
What can I say, at 450 bucks a CD, it's actually cheap therapy.
Anyway, I must've been living under a rock the last year (or most likely living under a mound of dirty diapers), but I didn't know that they released this wonderful literary piece entitled: Comic Book Tattoo Tales Inspired by Tori Amos (with an intro from Neil Gaiman!)
Wow. I mean, just wow. How could I have missed this? Karen/Ling, have you known about this?
Wish they included Strange and A Sorta Fairy Tale though
And oh, she released a new album today:


I don't even have American Doll Posse yet.

Hey, husband? Are you reading this? =)

Tuesday, May 05, 2009


Latino hotness. Ay!
(bad trip ka jhame, ba't mo pa pinakita 'to?)

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Unan Na Lang Ang Kulang


An easy 500 bucks won.

Wala na talaga akong masabi kay Chino Trinidad.