Sunday, July 07, 2013
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Share a picture of a COMPANION and explain why you chose that picture.
Have I mentioned that I'm obsessed with Doctor Who? For those who haven't watched it yet, nothing to see here... Move on to other entries... :P This is Rose and the 10th Doctor's first kiss. Okay, technically, she's possessed by another person.
Cassandra (in Rose's body): [unaware Cassandra is inhabiting Rose's body; the Doctor questioned the nurses' secrecy on their miracle medicine] I can't Adam and Eve it.
The Doctor: What... What's with the voice?
Cassandra (in Rose's body): Oh, I don't know, just larking about. New Earth. New me.
The Doctor: Well, I can talk. New new Doctor.
Cassandra (in Rose's body): Mmm, aren't you just?
[kisses The Doctor playfully; breathing somewhat heavily]
Cassandra (in Rose's body): T-ter-terminal's this way.
[walks away, fanning her face as if warm]
The Doctor: [looks at her, disoriented; finally, in squeaky voice] Yep. Still got it.
- quote grabbed from imdb.com
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Tuesday, July 02, 2013
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A long time ago, when my high school me still existed, I realized I loved science fiction when I got addicted to the X-Files. Imagine a 14-year-old me trying to defend myself to my classmates for having a crush on David Duchovny (who was around his mid thirties then) while their crush on The Moffats and the Hanson brothers were perfectly normal...
When I say addicted, I really mean addicted as in I-need-rehab-in-order-to-stop-watching kind of addicted, the internet was still dial-up back then and storage was still the floppy disk, so I didn't have google and a folder full of pictures of them like I do now. I had a good ol' scrapbook. I hunted magazines that featured them and cut up the covers. My brother teased me about it, wondering why I go to such lengths to collect such things. I also joined the Official X-Files fan club and I sent them fan mail via the post office. Of course they replied by giving me a picture with their autographs. (fan girl's happiest moments...)
But sadly, the show ended after 9 years. And so I was left with a gap in my heart for a good sci-fi show. For a time, I filled the gap with other sci-fi shows, but it just didn't put a spark in me like X-Files did.
Then this year, I finally decided to watch this show I kept seeing my fellow sci-fi lovers keep mentioning. This year I finally met Doctor Who and finally my spark is back.
Doctor Who is a British television show about a Time Lord who travels through space and time, saving the world, other planets, other species and most of all saving humanity. It started airing since the 1960's and then paused around 1989. Restarted in 1996 as a TV/Movie series. Paused again. And finally made a comeback in 2005 until present. I started with the 2005 series until present. Getting hold of the old seasons is kind of hard.
This show is about to hit its 50th Anniversary. The series allows the Doctor to live on for this long because he can regenerate. Before he dies completely, he heals himself but regenerates into a completely new body with new personality as well. My favorite Doctor is the 10th, played by David Tennant. In my opinion, he plays it so well, I wish he could have played it forever.
It's not completely like X-Files, but it's got similar elements. Doctor Who is technically an alien after all and X-Files is all about extraterrestrials with a mix of monsters from your worst nightmare. It's similar because it plays with your imagination and leaves you with lots of feelings. Although, I think Doctor Who also targets younger audiences, while X-Files is not something I'd let my future kids watch...
It kind of makes sense that I would like the 1st and 2nd greatest sci-fi tv shows ever.
So now, I'm trying to get my hands on Doctor Who stuff to add to my collection. So far, I've been scouting Booksale branches and have gotten the Doctor Who Annuals. I'm gonna need a sonic screwdriver soon, so I won't die of jealousy every time a fellow whovian (yes, that's what Doctor Who fans are called) posts about their sonic screwdriver in the Whovian Philippines FB page. And of course, my fanaticism is not complete unless I am able to wear a Doctor Who related costume on one of my family's costumed holiday get-together... (Last time I went as Agent Scully... )
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
I finished reading Inferno by Dan Brown. I love him and have read all his books. So it's no exception that I loved this one as well.
Robert Langdon returns with an all new adventure as he tries to save the world from a threat of a plague that will be released if he doesn't stop it on time.
So I hear a lot of Filipinos are crying foul over his description of Manila as the gates of hell. To be honest, I don't know why most Filipinos take offense easily... It's just a book and a fiction one to boot. We really need to stop reacting every time we get mentioned in TV shows, movies, interviews and now books in a negative manner. I'm a Filipino and you don't see me sending hate mail to Dan Brown.
The character in the book that described Manila as the gates of hell had a very traumatic time in Manila. She was almost raped... I would feel the same of any place if that happened to me too.
In real life, I wouldn't go as far as call Manila as the gates of hell, but I do watch out for my purse when I go to some parts of Manila in hopes that I still have all my stuff when I go home. And I would never go there anytime after midnight alone... It's not really the gates of hell, but it's not the safest place on the planet too...
But anyway, enjoy the book for what it is. An entertaining, page turner, mystery, thriller, FICTION novel. :)
Added to my 2013 List of Books
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013
That moment during a long commute, while staring out the window, when you catch a glimpse of the clouds giving you a sign that everything will be alright...
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Monday, June 10, 2013
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My brother's wife is one month pregnant now. :) This is supposed to be a secret but since this is my blog and no one really knows exactly who I am... (But if you do happen to be my Facebook friend, then just don't tell them you read it here... hehehe)
I'm excited to have my first nephew/niece. At the same time I also wonder when my time will come?
Don't get me wrong, hubby and I aren't trying yet. We have decided not to plunge into parenthood as we try to stabilize our lives first. So it's not like we can't have babies. It's more of fear that we may not have enough to provide the life we want our kids to have. My deadline is at the age of 35, but anyone that finds out about this plan keeps telling me that I'll be too old then.
I'm torn, because I love kids and my friends have their own mini versions of themselves already. Sometimes I think that I want to have one now and then I think about the bills to pay and my decision to wait gets reaffirmed...
But I know that as long as I have these doubts then it's not the right time yet. At the moment though, I've been subscribing to parenting newsletters. :) I know that parenting is nothing like preparing for exams and no amount of what I read will actually prepare me completely when a baby comes, but these articles help a lot too because first time parents need as much guidance as they can get.
But enough seriousness for a while, here's a strip of my favorite comics ever since I was still in college:
Photo Credit: Baby Blues