Sunday, May 18, 2008

Zaturnnah Book2: Sneak Preview

An update from Carverhouse.

The EVENT: "9 in 1 Kolektib Intelidyens".

WHERE and WHEN: Shop 33 of the Cubao Expo, starting at three in the afternoon, May 24, 2008, Saturday.

WHAT to EXPECT: First six pages of the Zaturnnah sequel, exhibited gallery style.

Cak's publisher, Visual Print Enterprises, will be having a little "conference" and all of Visprint's published authors will be there, including Budjette Tan, Manix Abrera, and David Hontiveros. See you there!!!!!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Go, Speed Racer, Go!

What can I say?

It's a dizzying kaleidoscope of colors. Fast action, and a touch of humour!!!Makulay ang buhay ika nga. Watched the movie with Diego as my date after our dentist appointment the other day.

This live action "Speed Racer" is an English adaptation of the Japanese anime Mach GoGoGo (マッハGoGoGo, Mahha GōGōGō) which centered in automobile racing (more on Wikipedia) . Mach GoGoGo was first created and designed by anime pioneer Tatsuo Yoshida as a manga series in the 1960s and made the jump to TV as an anime series in 1967.
The 2008 movie adaptation showcased the kind of revolutionary visual effects and cutting-edge story-telling of the Wachowski Brothers (creators of the Matrix trilogy). I swear, the scenes would literally take you breath away (well, my breath, that is..). One just had to be keen in understanding the storyline because there are a lot of storytelling in between as well as flashbacks. Diego sat through the movie with eyes glued to the screen! We would laugh at certain scenes as well. Too bad we were not ale to watch it at IMAX. Wow, siguro duling-duling na kami nun! hehe!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Nanay's Day

Happy Nanay's Day!!
Lunch was spent at home with Mama, Andee, Cak, sis-in-law Carol, and nephew Hugo. Diego spent the weekend over at Yaya Wilma's as he is set to be a 'konsorte' at their Santacruzan. The afternoon was spent sharing stories and bonding as usual; and doing duck calls! hehehe! Ang hirap pala non! Andee showed us how to do it and we were so entertained (by ourselves!) that we laughed the afternoon away.

Andee sent me an email attachment with a Mother's Day greeting. Hahaha! It rocked!!! Just double click on the box! Thank you, baby!

Create Your Own GushyGram

Saturday, May 10, 2008

ZZZ-Bk2 Teaser3

V is for AHAS!!! Pwedeng gawing logo for bag at leather accessories! Hehehe!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Manaoag trip

As a special birthday wish of a friend, we went on a trip (my first!) to The Shrine of Our Lady of Manaoag in Pangasinan. The trip was a bit tiring, clocked it at 5 hours-- went to the Dagupan Bus Station straight from my shift at around 6am. The day before was Andee's enrollment and I got home with a burning fever. Thanks to good 'ol paracetamol, I was able to go to work last night and of course, make it to the bus station this morning---probably also because of the mere thought of going on this trip is enough to get me so enthusiastic and excited!
When we finally reached our destination, I was pleasantly surprised that it isn't as crowded as I imagined it to be.. well, Wednesday naman kasi eh. It was around 11am. I was expecting pilgrims and devotees spilling out of the church into the courtyards, but the church was just half full. Towards the entrance to the courtyards, were the usual vendors with images of santos, religious artifacts, rosaries of various colors, sizes and materials, and of course, tupig, puto, and what was that you call?-- patupat?! We first visited the shrine's store where similar items were being sold, as well as prayer books, pamphlets, medallions, etc., bought a few pasalubongs and had them blessed after the last morning mass. After this, we lighted candles for our petitions at the Candle Gallery and stayed a while, observing visitors from all walks of life.. yes, even tourists! It has been quite a long time since I had a 'good talk' or even reflected on what my goals or wishes are in life for my family, kids, friends, special people, or myself.. kakaiba. (I should be doing this more often.) Had lunch in one of those roadside eateries.. and ang pinakamasarap was an ice-cold glass of coke!!!! GRABE! with the heat and all!--heaven!

Sunday, May 04, 2008

ZZZ-Bk2 Teaser2

Cak has finally finished his American Classics project and (at last!) is now on the drawing stages for 'ZsaZsa Zaturnnah Sa Kalakhang Maynila'. Online preview URL is TBA (to be announced). This was a long-time project that we weren't able to finish (or get started even!) after Earl left for Dubai. This is definitely something to look forward to.

Shown is the second teaser for Book2. The character with the yellow funky hairdo is Gwynneth-- remember the original owner of the Ms. Gay-Aruba 2000 ensemble-turned-Zaturnnah costume? Mismo! And as was quoted on Carverhouse: "No, the woman isn't Didi, and the man isn't Mr. Clean."

Saturday, May 03, 2008

ZZZ-Bk2 Teaser!

Dadating ulit Zsa!
Almost 2-3 weeks ago, there was again a surge of ZsaZsa Zaturnnah fever! Office acquaintances would, after finding out my about my affiliation with Zaturnnah creator, Carlo Vergara, hound me with questions about when Book2 will be published, when the muzical will again be shown, why they can't find copies of the muzical soundtrack or Ze Moveeh DVDs, etc. etc. etc! HAYY, CAK!!! Naloloka nga naman ang ate mo! (in a good way) hehehe!