Sunday, March 11, 2007

Marching Forward, Spartans and Love Me Butch

Forward March

While most people would typecast me as a good guy, laid back and slow to anger, only my closest friends know that there are times when someone does something stupid or inane or shows bad sense that really makes my blood boil in just a span of a few seconds. While this happens rarely enough, it just ruins my whole mood the whole day ... or days even. It could be a little thing, things that the general populace would consider blaise and not really worth it, but sometimes these things really get into my thungas. Perhaps its life's way of showing balance. I may be as they say laid back and relaxed and generally good natured, but there are some things that immediately destroys that aura. Like for example, I really cannot tolerate repeated acts of stupidity, or in some cases, bad sense. Sure, you do it wrong once, that's ok. Twice, nobody's perfect naman, so that's ok also. Three times, I'll concede that perhaps it's a little difficult for you, but let's all keep trying. But by God, if there's no effort or there's just no improvement, there'll be hell to pay for wasting my time.

A good example of this is that when I was still living in Manila, I had this couple of friends who keep going on and on about how they're going to court this girl and win her heart. We would talk late into the night, them making plans and me making suggestions and so on and so forth. And this lasted for almost a year! And one of the girls actually liked the guy, but the guy in question never did anything but just made plans and dream sand castles. I mean, come on, put the money where your mouth is, yakking about doing this and that. She's right in front of you with arms wide open and you see past through her? Utter stupidity at its finest.

I normally never get angry, but this is one example why I despair at some people. You show them a good road to travel, yet they spit on you and your directions, just staying put in the crossroads. C'mon just move forward! Even if you took the wrong path at first, there's still time to hike to the other side of the road. What's important is moving forward, no matter how slow or how far, just one step at the time. Even stumbling blindly forward is better than sitting around with flies circling around your head. Actually, what we're doing most of the time is that we ARE stumbling blindly forward in life, never knowing what's going to happen. Knowing that erases some of the fear that we might get hurt during the process. Always remember:

1. Pain is the experience that reminds us that we are alive and human.
2. What that doesn't kill us makes us stronger and wiser.
3. More importantly, chicks dig scars!

But perhaps the most important of all, never ever have regrets. Learn from past mistakes and be stronger from it.


I eagerly waited in the line to watch Frank Miller's 300 last Wednesday, having hyped up by the cool trailers and all. It was a packed house, but me and my girlfriend finally got a seat and made ourselves comfortable for the two and half hour movie.

SO. FREAKING. AWESOME. Drop everything, and watch the movie now. If you love Sin City, you'll love 300 even more, that I can guarantee as much. I'm pretty much overwhelmed by the imagery and the screenplay that I can't find the words to do justice. Just watch the movie. Go. Now.

Love Me Butch

This past week has been a little weird since I woke up a several times in the middle of the night hearing the songs "Barricade", "Hollywood Holiday" and "Reconcile" running through my head. the first song moreso. These songs are from a band called Love Me Butch, a Malaysian group who toured here in the Philippines a couple of months ago. For those who are asking for the genre, its more like scream rock slash emo. I don't really like emo that much, but this band surprises me with some really good songs. OK, I admit the album is just good, not for everybody, but really great if you listen to the lyrics, and some songs stood out and grabbed the listener by the balls with its combination of melody and guitar riffs. So here's a couple of videos from their album, the first one titled "Barricade", live at the Baybeats ( not Baywalk, this one most likely in Malaysia ) and the second one is their first video, "Hollywood Holiday" which feature some really cool effects. Enjoy!

Barricade by Love Me Butch

Don't complicate your withered mind
It's a total waste of time
It's a total waste of time

Hollywood Holliday by Love Me Butch

Regular updates back every Sunday ... oh crap, I'll be in Manila this week, so we'll see. Maybe I'd get to see the gang over there, if I have the luxury of time of course. Now where's my WoW deck ... ?

Frame of Mind: Subsiding "Pissed Off"ness
Song of the Day: Reconcile by Love Me Butch
Book of the Week: Bloodbowl: Dead Ball by Matt Forbeck
Want or Need: A Day of Sleep


Blogger aCey said...

oh gosh, i can so relate to what you said in the first paragraph! that's me, too. haha. i know it's a test of patience and forgiveness, but god knows it's tougher than anything i could think of right now... anyway, big ham, it's ok (i guess) to be like fire and water... i totally agree (thoug it's not explicitly expressed) that balance is good and needed.

2:09 PM, March 19, 2007  

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