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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Limang Asterisk

*****
There was this tabletop wargaming tournament in Araneta Ave last Saturday that I was supposed to join but having just got in our house at 5am that day, I already knew I've screwed my sched. I was at da Shak the night before after goofing around at da Fortress in Virramall (as usual). The boyz summoned forth the Great Maw from Antipolo for a round of "A Game of Thrones" boardgame. With Coke afloat, we forgone minding the time and before we knew it, it was already sunset. From North to South, we hitched Bozz Beef a ride to ParaƱaque before swinging me home along the way.

Gameboard Setup after Turn Four

Attendance: The Great Maw, Bozz Beef, Grot Obi, Hairy Critter, Jumping Johnny, Jep, Pork da Ork, Anito - Champion of Nurgle, Old Sparky, Le Croissant, Katrina Halili

Feat: Pork da Third Ork God arrived at around 3am at da Shak euphoric from Saint Mike's Barley but was still able to drag his green arse to Araneta Ave early that same day and join the tourney fray.

*****
I was practically a veggie the next day. Got an awful headache and my sinus was wrung with slime. I stayed at home the whole afternoon but left for Greenhills before nightfall. Got to check gears for the scheduled mountain climbing activity this October. As of now, I'll need to have the following stuffs:

a bigger backpack
synthetic cargo pants
water shoes (Adidas got this cool Climacool Hellbender 4)
head lamp (not the automotive "headlamp"... but a torch I can wear on my head)

So far, the only thing I bought for the expedition was a UV-protect arm sleeves and a portable flashlight. Sabi ni Flash sabay na lang daw kami bibili ng kung ano.

As of date, there are 14 confirmed members for the climbing team, most are my ex-officemates from HP and tropa from the Justice League-HP. This Thursday, we'll be having a lunch briefing at Chillipepper's to discuss stuffs. The suggested itinerary was also already posted:

DAY ONE
03:00H/03:30H ETD. Robinsons Summit Makati
06:00H ETA. Olongapo City. Breakfast at Chowking or Jabi. Buy pack lunch. Hire jeep going to Cawag Jump-Off
07:00H ETD. Olongapo City to Cawag Jump-Off
08:00H ETA. Cawag Jump-Off. Give courtesy to Aeta's Chieftain. Find two Guides.
08:30H Start Trek.
12:00H Lunch. This is usually the place of last WATER SOURCE
13:00H Continue trekking. After the first assault, rest for a while.
14:15H Continue trekking. Get ready for the next assault. Prepare your ropes if possible.
14:30H ETA. At the top of Pointed Peak. You'll see a small campsite with a nearby WATER SOURCE for a small group of hikers.
17:00H ETA. Big campsite with a nearby WATER SOURCE . Set camp and prepare dinner.
22:00H Lights out.

DAY TWO
05:00H Wake-up call. Prepare breakfast and pack lunch.
07:30H Break camp. Prepare for the summit at around 1100 masl (meters above sea level)
08:30H ETA. Summit of Pointed Peak. Rest for a while. Take pictures.
09:00H Start descend. Trail is steep and rocky.
12:00H Lunch. No water source. The place after the first assault of first day.
13:00H Continue your trekking.
14:00H ETA. Water source. You'll get the next water source to the place where you had your lunch on your first day.
15:30H ETA. Aetas Chieftain's Place. Take a bath in the river. Or you can take a bath and change your clothes at the Jump-Off.
17:00H The rented jeep will arrive to wait the group at Jump-Off.
17:15H ETD. Going to Olongapo City.
18:15H ETA. Olongapo City. Dinner at Chowking. Buy tickets at Victory Station going to Manila.

Kulangoooot Kaaaa!
(Hulk Bust at da Fortress)


*****
Headed to the film house with Skizzy and viewed the Russian film "Day Watch" after having to wait for two hours. I never liked not starting a movie so I'd rather wait it off than sit in there halfway through the showing. I've had a hard time figuring out the plot around the film since I wasn't able to watch the prequel "Night Watch" but I say, the storyline's very interesting and the cinematography's a wild ride of imagination. I dig.

I'll try to write something about it when I'm free.

*****
Fully Booked is having their 2nd Philippine Graphic Fiction Awards this coming November and as co-presentor for the awarding ceremonies, acclaimed writer Neil Gaiman will be attending the event.

Skizzo told me about this and offered a collaborative work with him as entry for the prose fiction writing contest. The idea of writing alongside the "mentor" again is cool and the idea of actually having to write for such a prestigious contest is awesome. So, without doubts, I told him I think we should give it a shot.

Skizzy was the one who introduced me to fiction writing (and reading) waaaay back our highschool years. The first few mystery novels (if you can call it that) that I wrote was made under his mentoring guidance and I can still fondly remember when we wrote (on a spring notebook) a full-length humor book that was a hit back then to the entire la sallian 2nd year wing! I have to admit that my entire reservoir of literary literacy will never be as rich without that point in my existence.

Ethan and Ninong Kyut @ McDo McArthur Highway
(Walang Kinalaman sa Blog Entry)


Just last week I was chatting with Skizzy over the possible plot lines that we could work upon. On the time that he told me about the contest, ideas already sprung into my mind and I envisioned the storyline to induce a vivid play of imagination on a hallucinogenic way (ala "Alice in Wonderland" ba). It was such that if ever Neil Gaiman himself will judge the submissions, I know that works of such nature will sure seize his interest.

So I told Skizzo what I have in mind and we talked it over YM. Mukang trip naman ni Skizzy yung basics ng plot ko so, for starters, we laid out the thoughts on how we could get the idea to work for our story. A couple of hours (and office bandwidths) later, we already have a working storyline. It's preemptive not to write about it here for now but it's basically an amalgam of fantasy-mystery and is druidic in nature.

Excited na ako umpisahan isulat ito. I just wish we could clinch it to completion before the October submissions.

Requirements are:
at least 7000 words
can be a collaborative work but authors must be Pinoy citizens
submissions must be in English
submissions must be original and haven't been awarded anything yet
no adaptations of published and copyrighted materials
submissions can fall under the genres of sci fi, fantasy, and/or horror

Also check: http://www.fullybookedonline.com/

*****
May bago akong crush sa TV... member ng 26K... si Olive! Kasama siyang finalist ni Chloe sa "Game Ka Na Ba" last last last week yata. Basta yung episode na 26K ang sumaling players.

Olive, buksan na yan!!

Chloe and Olive, top two cuties of 26K
(jologs na kung jologs... walang pakelaman!)


Kaso nga lang, magtatapos na daw yung "Deal or No Deal". Olats. Sana magkaron pa ng exposure yung mga 26K. Medyo hawig pa naman siya ni Pouty.

2 Comments:

Blogger redpl8 said...

literal na halo-halo ang topic sa entry na to a. hehehe. na-windang ako.

9/14/2007 7:44 PM  
Blogger Obi Macapuno said...

Pula: hehe... all in one post.

9/17/2007 10:51 AM  

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Limang Asterisk

*****
There was this tabletop wargaming tournament in Araneta Ave last Saturday that I was supposed to join but having just got in our house at 5am that day, I already knew I've screwed my sched. I was at da Shak the night before after goofing around at da Fortress in Virramall (as usual). The boyz summoned forth the Great Maw from Antipolo for a round of "A Game of Thrones" boardgame. With Coke afloat, we forgone minding the time and before we knew it, it was already sunset. From North to South, we hitched Bozz Beef a ride to ParaƱaque before swinging me home along the way.

Gameboard Setup after Turn Four

Attendance: The Great Maw, Bozz Beef, Grot Obi, Hairy Critter, Jumping Johnny, Jep, Pork da Ork, Anito - Champion of Nurgle, Old Sparky, Le Croissant, Katrina Halili

Feat: Pork da Third Ork God arrived at around 3am at da Shak euphoric from Saint Mike's Barley but was still able to drag his green arse to Araneta Ave early that same day and join the tourney fray.

*****
I was practically a veggie the next day. Got an awful headache and my sinus was wrung with slime. I stayed at home the whole afternoon but left for Greenhills before nightfall. Got to check gears for the scheduled mountain climbing activity this October. As of now, I'll need to have the following stuffs:

a bigger backpack
synthetic cargo pants
water shoes (Adidas got this cool Climacool Hellbender 4)
head lamp (not the automotive "headlamp"... but a torch I can wear on my head)

So far, the only thing I bought for the expedition was a UV-protect arm sleeves and a portable flashlight. Sabi ni Flash sabay na lang daw kami bibili ng kung ano.

As of date, there are 14 confirmed members for the climbing team, most are my ex-officemates from HP and tropa from the Justice League-HP. This Thursday, we'll be having a lunch briefing at Chillipepper's to discuss stuffs. The suggested itinerary was also already posted:

DAY ONE
03:00H/03:30H ETD. Robinsons Summit Makati
06:00H ETA. Olongapo City. Breakfast at Chowking or Jabi. Buy pack lunch. Hire jeep going to Cawag Jump-Off
07:00H ETD. Olongapo City to Cawag Jump-Off
08:00H ETA. Cawag Jump-Off. Give courtesy to Aeta's Chieftain. Find two Guides.
08:30H Start Trek.
12:00H Lunch. This is usually the place of last WATER SOURCE
13:00H Continue trekking. After the first assault, rest for a while.
14:15H Continue trekking. Get ready for the next assault. Prepare your ropes if possible.
14:30H ETA. At the top of Pointed Peak. You'll see a small campsite with a nearby WATER SOURCE for a small group of hikers.
17:00H ETA. Big campsite with a nearby WATER SOURCE . Set camp and prepare dinner.
22:00H Lights out.

DAY TWO
05:00H Wake-up call. Prepare breakfast and pack lunch.
07:30H Break camp. Prepare for the summit at around 1100 masl (meters above sea level)
08:30H ETA. Summit of Pointed Peak. Rest for a while. Take pictures.
09:00H Start descend. Trail is steep and rocky.
12:00H Lunch. No water source. The place after the first assault of first day.
13:00H Continue your trekking.
14:00H ETA. Water source. You'll get the next water source to the place where you had your lunch on your first day.
15:30H ETA. Aetas Chieftain's Place. Take a bath in the river. Or you can take a bath and change your clothes at the Jump-Off.
17:00H The rented jeep will arrive to wait the group at Jump-Off.
17:15H ETD. Going to Olongapo City.
18:15H ETA. Olongapo City. Dinner at Chowking. Buy tickets at Victory Station going to Manila.

Kulangoooot Kaaaa!
(Hulk Bust at da Fortress)


*****
Headed to the film house with Skizzy and viewed the Russian film "Day Watch" after having to wait for two hours. I never liked not starting a movie so I'd rather wait it off than sit in there halfway through the showing. I've had a hard time figuring out the plot around the film since I wasn't able to watch the prequel "Night Watch" but I say, the storyline's very interesting and the cinematography's a wild ride of imagination. I dig.

I'll try to write something about it when I'm free.

*****
Fully Booked is having their 2nd Philippine Graphic Fiction Awards this coming November and as co-presentor for the awarding ceremonies, acclaimed writer Neil Gaiman will be attending the event.

Skizzo told me about this and offered a collaborative work with him as entry for the prose fiction writing contest. The idea of writing alongside the "mentor" again is cool and the idea of actually having to write for such a prestigious contest is awesome. So, without doubts, I told him I think we should give it a shot.

Skizzy was the one who introduced me to fiction writing (and reading) waaaay back our highschool years. The first few mystery novels (if you can call it that) that I wrote was made under his mentoring guidance and I can still fondly remember when we wrote (on a spring notebook) a full-length humor book that was a hit back then to the entire la sallian 2nd year wing! I have to admit that my entire reservoir of literary literacy will never be as rich without that point in my existence.

Ethan and Ninong Kyut @ McDo McArthur Highway
(Walang Kinalaman sa Blog Entry)


Just last week I was chatting with Skizzy over the possible plot lines that we could work upon. On the time that he told me about the contest, ideas already sprung into my mind and I envisioned the storyline to induce a vivid play of imagination on a hallucinogenic way (ala "Alice in Wonderland" ba). It was such that if ever Neil Gaiman himself will judge the submissions, I know that works of such nature will sure seize his interest.

So I told Skizzo what I have in mind and we talked it over YM. Mukang trip naman ni Skizzy yung basics ng plot ko so, for starters, we laid out the thoughts on how we could get the idea to work for our story. A couple of hours (and office bandwidths) later, we already have a working storyline. It's preemptive not to write about it here for now but it's basically an amalgam of fantasy-mystery and is druidic in nature.

Excited na ako umpisahan isulat ito. I just wish we could clinch it to completion before the October submissions.

Requirements are:
at least 7000 words
can be a collaborative work but authors must be Pinoy citizens
submissions must be in English
submissions must be original and haven't been awarded anything yet
no adaptations of published and copyrighted materials
submissions can fall under the genres of sci fi, fantasy, and/or horror

Also check: http://www.fullybookedonline.com/

*****
May bago akong crush sa TV... member ng 26K... si Olive! Kasama siyang finalist ni Chloe sa "Game Ka Na Ba" last last last week yata. Basta yung episode na 26K ang sumaling players.

Olive, buksan na yan!!

Chloe and Olive, top two cuties of 26K
(jologs na kung jologs... walang pakelaman!)


Kaso nga lang, magtatapos na daw yung "Deal or No Deal". Olats. Sana magkaron pa ng exposure yung mga 26K. Medyo hawig pa naman siya ni Pouty.

2 Comments:

Blogger redpl8 said...

literal na halo-halo ang topic sa entry na to a. hehehe. na-windang ako.

9/14/2007 7:44 PM  
Blogger Obi Macapuno said...

Pula: hehe... all in one post.

9/17/2007 10:51 AM  

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