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ALL HAIL THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS!!

YEAH!!!! THE FRICKIN’ PRINCE OF DARKNESS IS BACK IN BUSINESS!!!

I don’t normally celebrate wins of people for the Grammy’s, but since it’s Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath… yeah, I’m gonna celebrate.

WHOO-HOOO!!!! BLACK SABBATH!!!

Anyway, so in case ya haven’t heard, Black Sabbath won Best Metal Performance for their song “God is Dead?” at the 2014 Grammy Awards, after almost 13 years… since their last award was for Iron Man way back in 2000.

Again… WHOO-HOOO!!! Time to blast out some Black Sabbath music again and make my neighbors wear those earplugs.

*actually, I’m very happy to know that not only did Black Sabbath win the Best Metal Performance, but Led Zeppelin won the Best Rock Album award too*

Just when I was beginning to lose faith in modern Rock music… XD

Anyway, I just thought I’d shared that. Being a music freak (I like all genres of music it seems, particularly hard rock/ metal), I am actually very, very happy that Black Sabbath won. Ozzy Osbourne is one of my favorite vocalists and he is (and always will be) the Prince of Darkness for me.

There’s actually one more reason I’m happy with the Grammy’s this year, but I won’t mention why… I’m gonna get flamed for sure if tell. Heehee. XD

CONGRATULATIONS, BLACK SABBATH!!! <3

0 Comment(s) - What do you think?  Posted by ZenkX - January 30, 2014 at 10:03 am

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Guitar VS Piano

Ahh… the age old debate begins.

I’ve been thinking about which would I rather learn about, after hearing this song by Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra. With my frustration about guitars (the fact that I can’t seem to reach the frets ~_~), I’m thinking a piano or a keyboard might be a better idea.

Honestly, if my college friends could see me now, they’d be smacking my head because of my indecisiveness. ~_~

But if I try to take up the piano, I’m going to need a real, living, breathing teacher with me… and that’ll take a lot of money.

Not to mention, I’ll be moving soon, and our new house would be rather… small, so I’m going to need space for it, even if it’s a keyboard.

Argh! I’m going to end up sticking to an uke or a violin.

But… but… I WANT TO LEARN THIS. T_T

0 Comment(s) - What do you think?  Posted by ZenkX - December 26, 2013 at 1:04 pm

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Android Pad Blogging!

Believe it or not, I am actually typing this on an Android Pad.

And I don’t like it. >_<

No offense to pad users, but blogging on a pad is really hard! The keypad is slow to respond to my typing, and I miss the click-clacking of my keyboard as I type. And the teeny tiny screen does not bid well for a grammar Nazi like me. I can barely see what I’m typing right now.

And since I fanfictions at my spare time, I can’t exactly do that here too.

Don’t get me wrong, I still use this pa for other purposes. I watch Youtube here, play my Android games here, and it’s been particularly helpful with my ukulele playing since I can search tabs and chords here without having to print anything. Also ,this helped me recently in my research.

Pads are okay if you have a lot of networking to do in the internet, but I seriously can’t do my blogging here. It hassles me too much. And I certainly can’t use this if I’m drunk. Hahaha! As in “get me an i cup because my blood is full of liquor!” Hahahaha!

Er…

Anyway, back to my topic… call me old-school, but I think I prefer my PC. XD

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MAKALA MK-S!!!

It’s here! It’s finally here!

MY MAKALA MK-S UKULELE!!!

Okay, I know I said that I prefer the Lanikai or the Dolphin, but still… IT’S A SOPRANO!!!

And I am freakin’ loving it right now. For once, my teeny tiny fingers can actually do a decent strum of my ever dreaded uku-foe, the E-chord.

Plus I was even able to get it strung with Aquilas! So it sounds so sweet and bright and sunny. Playing it really make me happy, even in my worst days.

I still use my Samick UK-50, but I’m hoping I can get it strung with Lower-G Aquilas. But unfortunately, there seems to be a problem with recent releases of the Red Label (Lower G) Aquilas, so I can’t get them yet.

And for ukulele enthusiast in the Philippines, I was able to get this baby from Ukulele Manila. They sell really nice branded ukuleles like Lanikais, Makala and Kala, and you can buy from them. This particular Makala was on sale the day I bought it. I was lucky enough to have one of their sellers, Sir Jelzon, live close to me, so he was able to deliver it to me via meet up.

Anyway, I am so addicted to this thing that I’m looking for cool songs to play on it. Will post a video soon when I get to play a decent song with my Makala (as insisted by my friend Ivan from Singapore XD).

0 Comment(s) - What do you think?  Posted by ZenkX - December 14, 2012 at 9:16 pm

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I need a new watch ~_~

Actually wait… no… I have one of these:

 

Unfortunately, I don’t know where to put this when I’m wearing my uniform. ~_~

It’s actually Edward Elric’s pocket watch from Fullmetal Alchemist. My sister gave it to me for my birthday a few years ago.

I think I need a wristwatch though, but nothing fancy. Even though I really want to use this watch.~_~

And… I don’t even know how to put this on a shirt. Am I supposed to clip this on my belt like Edward does? It doesn’t seem to have a belt attachment.

Can anybody help me figure how to put this thing on, specially if I don’t have a pocket in my pants? ~_~

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Silent Hill Nurses

Hey… do you guys think I can carry this kind of nurse costume even though I’m, like, 50 pounds overweight? XD

I’ve been thinking what character I should cosplay… since Halloween is coming up in a month and Cosplay season is about to begin. XD

Unfortunately, I’m still kind of chubby, hence not that many cosplay costumes actually fit me… much else look good on me. Plus, my sister has a nurse uniform already (or I can buy one at ukay-ukay shops XD), so this kind of cosplay is pretty easy to do. The only hard part is the face mask. XD

Oh and the weight. ~_~

Argh! I really need to shed some pounds… ~_~

1 Comment(s) - What do you think?  Posted by ZenkX - September 21, 2011 at 9:34 pm

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Rev UP your engines!

Just yesterday, I went with my other PNSer.com buddies to the University of the Philippines Diliman to watch their “Rev UP!” event, where they showcased different cars from their student bodies, and I came to a realization that if you want art, you might as well get it done to your car rather than to your body, so you don’t have to worry about tattoo removal.

I swear, these cars are AWESOME! I’m not much of a driver, but I do appreciate beauty. And these cars are works of art, right down to the engines. Although, I am not much of a fan of the insanely large and loud speakers… I already lost my voice that day. I couldn’t afford shouting with my throat’ condition because of my fear of damaging my larynx further. XD

Anyway, I’m renting at computer shop right now but when our internet is back to normal, I’ll make sure to post photos. XD

0 Comment(s) - What do you think?  Posted by ZenkX - February 27, 2011 at 10:52 am

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Chuck Norris Facts (Jokes)

THE TOP TEN CHUCK NORRIS FACTS:

Chuck Norris’ tears cure cancer. Too bad he has never cried.

Chuck Norris counted to infinity – twice.

Chuck Norris does not hunt because the word hunting infers the probability of failure. Chuck Norris goes killing.

If you can see Chuck Norris, he can see you. If you can’t see Chuck Norris you may be only seconds away from death.

Chuck Norris sold his soul to the devil for his rugged good looks and unparalleled martial arts ability. Shortly after the transaction was finalized, Chuck roundhouse kicked the devil in the face and took his soul back. The devil, who appreciates irony, couldn’t stay mad and admitted he should have seen it coming. They now play poker every second Wednesday of the month.

When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night he checks his closet for Chuck Norris.

Chuck Norris built a time machine and went back in time to stop the JFK assassination. As Oswald shot, Chuck Norris met all three bullets with his beard, deflecting them. JFK’s head exploded out of sheer amazement.

Chuck Norris has already been to Mars; that’s why there are no signs of life there.

They once made a Chuck Norris toilet paper, but it wouldn’t take shit from anybody.

A blind man once stepped on Chuck Norris’ shoe. Chuck replied, “Don’t you know who I am? I’m Chuck Norris!” The mere mention of his name cured this man blindness. Sadly the first, last, and only thing this man ever saw, was a fatal roundhouse delivered by Chuck Norris.

from: http://thechucknorrisfacts.com/

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Tales from the Isle of Marinduque III: Part IV

At 9 am on Thursday, my mom threw a pillow at me (>_<) to wake me up, saying that we were late for our supposed Round Marinduque trip. Our Uncle Bert (who was our designated driver) was already waiting for us since 7 am in the morning. Sheeesh! So the 7 of us (my brother, his wife, my relative and my brother’s three friends) hurriedly got ready. We left my grandma’s house by 10 am (so late ~_~).

We first headed south to Gasan, where we visited my aunt’s grave (she died just a couple of years ago), passed by the Marinduque Hot Spring, and saw the add about the Easter Sunday celebration of Gasan-Gasan. My relative and I were greatly intrigued about it, and we both promised to watch the festival on Sunday.

We continued on down to Buenavista, where my uncle brought us to another religious location, the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto. It’s actually just an uphill (or rather up-mountain XD) hike, that’s over 500 meters long. For a chubby person like myself, it was total torture. Harharhar. I was actually kind of envious my brother’s friend, Jenny, who was all nice and fit, because she barely broke a sweat. While I, being the fluffy person that I am, had to stop every few minutes to get a breather. Hahaha!


*note the blurry, pained expression*

We continued on up, and after much panting, sweating and drinking water, we made it! The top was actually well worth the climb, because you can see the view of Buenavista’s mountains, and there is a 15 foot-statue of the Lady of Lourdes.

We headed back down after a few picture-taking moments (which is a lot easier, believe me XD), and headed towards Torrijos where we ate lunch at a local canteen, and passed by Poctoy Beach. We weren’t ablt to go swimming though, since we didn’t bring any clothes. Then we passed by Sta. Cruz, where we saw some of our relatives (we have relatives all over Marinduque, except for in Buenavista). However, during the drive, I learned that my boyfriend lost his father that moment. The happiness inside me got snuffed, because I wanted to be with him. I thought of wanting to pass by the Sta. Cruz Church, which is the next oldest church in the island, but due to the shortage of time, we weren’t able to go. So I sent a simple prayer for him.

The drive through Mogpog was relatively short, and soon we were back in Boac. As we stopped by the town again, we found out that the 2nd Battle of the Morions was ongoing. We headed to the Boac Stadium only to find out that the contest was finished, and that my cousin’s group, the Morion Legion of Boac was only second place. We found my cousin in a fit of rage, shouting at the judges, because he said that the contest was unfair. The winner, he said, didn’t even have proper masks (which were made of paper instead of the traditional wooden ones) and that they only won because one of the judges hated their group. ~_~

We decided to have a bit of fun at the stadium, so we went around and took silly pictures of ourselves on the Senakulo stage, beside the Boac river.

We headed back home by 5 pm, and after a brief rest and dinner, we headed back inside the houseto sleep, since we were so tired, and still had to participate in the Via Crusis the next morning.

*Oh and in case you haven’t noticed the “relative” I was talking about was my sister Lelai, who suffered from sore eyes, and decided to spend her red-eyed rest days with us in Marinduque.

*to be continued*

0 Comment(s) - What do you think?  Posted by ZenkX - April 26, 2010 at 12:38 pm

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Tales from the Isle of Marinduque III: Part III

At Wednesday, my mother suggested that we don’t do anything hectic or tiring, since we’ll be walking on a “prusisyon” (or saint’s procession) that afternoon, which lasts an hour through some of the winding streets of the Boac town proper, and makes me sweat much more than any CLA medication.

So instead we went down to the Marinduque Expo, which is located that the Boac Riverside Stadium. The Expo happens every year during the Holy Week in Marinduque, and offers several native products such as Arrowroot cookies (yum!), bags, souvenirs, etc., as well as other products from different places such as Zamboanga and Albay. The Expo also had food stalls, where we ate for lunch… and had the chance to chat with Senatorial Candidate Bongbong Marcos, and Marinduque’s own Bong Carrion (sorry no pictures about that XD).

At around 4pm, we headed down (or rather up, since it was located at a hill) to the Boac Cathedral, which is the oldest church in the island. It’s been around since the American period, but it still stood strong. We were also able to take a picture of a Morion (a Roman Soldier) whose mask is fashioned to look like Dave Batista (the WWE wrestler XD), before going up the hill.

Beside the Cathedral is the Shrine of Biglang Awa (Sudden or Quick Mercy).

The statue of the Biglang Awa (which is originally, a statue of the Lady of Guadalupe) is housed in a small chapel, which has a window that faces the Cathedral, and another behind it, facing the Boac river. Legend has it that once, the Boac river overflowed during a large storm, flooding the the whole Boac in water. The townspeople asked for help from the statue, turning it towards the river so that it could see the damage. It was said that the statue took pity on the townspeople, and caused the river to calm and its waters to recede. Since then, the Biglang Awa was regarded similarly as St. Jude Thaddeus. People flock her shrine every Holy Week to ask for mercy concerning their pleas. A lot of people (like me) make a panata (or promise) to visit her shrine every year during Holy Week, in return for her mercy in granting their wish. My wish was to pass the Licensure Board exam, which I did, with her help, so now I have to visit her. It was also said that should you make a panata, and you don’t stay true to it, bad luck will happen…

Anyway, after taking some time to pray to the Lady of Biglang Awa, we took our positions behind the statue of Mater Dolorosa, or the Mother of Sorrows. I took a picture of her, which ended up kind of… creepy because it looked like she was pleading and crying AT me. Spooky…

After that, the procession started. Although I have been doing the procession ever since I was 10, it still pretty much kicked my butt. At the end of the procession, my mother (who is diabetic and has knee problems) couldn’t climb up the hill anymore on the return to the Cathedral. So we stopped by the foot of the hill and rested by a nearby restaurant.

We ate burgers and hotdogs, and had some drinks as well, since we were accompanying 3 children. However, once we headed back outside, we encountered a funny sign:

For those not familiar, the Marinduque word “baya” means “I told you”, and is most often added when someone is very upset. The sign struck me funny, because who ever made the sign must’ve gotten sick of people entering even if the sign was there, so he added the “baya“. XD

When we got home, my brother announced during dinner that we would take a round-Marinduque trip with my uncle. With a horrible feeling that my bum is going to take a beating tomorrow,I went straight to bed and went to sleep.

*To be continued*

0 Comment(s) - What do you think?  Posted by ZenkX - April 15, 2010 at 4:31 pm

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