Sunday, February 16, 2003

Here's another screen shot from Wasted test footage. :)

Saturday, February 15, 2003

Just saw this at the FLIM's blog. Dammit! You told me you were going to send me more screen shots of the movie. Where the heck are they? Now I see you posted one at your blog. HM!

This was taken very early in our shooting. In fact, I didn't even have my apartment in Malate yet. I stayed at a hotel the previous night and went straight to the FLIM's house very early the next day. We shot a lot of footage that day. Most of which are pretty USELESS since NONE of them is in the SCRIPT. This is part of footage of me shooting a sidewalk cook simply because he looked at me funny. Totally out of context with the entire story. I don't know why the heck we even shot it, but it's good practice and that is a terrific composition by the FLIM. Hm! So he knows how to hold that damned camera. He's not so completely useless after all.

Friday, February 14, 2003


PULP called me up last night (at 10PM!!) to tell me that the book goes to press last week of February. That's just a couple of weeks from now. 2000 copies will be printed (1,500 more than the original printing). PULP will take care of distributing 1,500 of those copies in their regular outlets, and I will take care of distributing the other 500.

I'll try to make it available at for those of you abroad who are interested in getting copies. Getting copies directly from me may be quite bloody, but possible. I'll post details of it soon....


I will be attending NEW WORLDS, The 1st Philippine Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention on Mar. 12, 2003, at the Premiere THX Theater Complex, where I will be pimping WASTED along with other ALAMATERS Budjette Tan, Arvie Villena, Carlo Vergara, Karen Kunawicz, etc.


Where the HECK is Premiere THX Theater Complex???

Tuesday, February 11, 2003

Come up to meet you, tell you I’m sorry,
You don’t know how lovely you are.
I had to find you, tell you I need you,
Tell you I set you apart.
Tell me your secrets, and ask me your questions,
Ah, let’s go back to the start.
Running in circles,
Coming up tails.
Heads on the science apart.

Nobody said it was easy
It’s such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said it would be this hard
Ah, take me back to the start

I was just guessing, at numbers and figures,
Pullin’ the puzzles apart.
Questions of science, science and progress,
Do not speak as loud as my heart .
Tell me you love me, come back and haunt me,
Oh when I rush to the start.
Running in circles,
Chasing our tails,
Coming back as we are.

Nobody said it was easy
Ah, It’s such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said it would be so hard
I’m goin’ back to the start.

The Scientist-Coldplay

Monday, February 10, 2003

Tuesday, February 04, 2003

Some of my plants have died. It's the FLIM's fault. He keeps sending me these negative vibes by bellyaching about my gardening. He says I should be shooting instead of messing with plants. Really, when you plant, you feel like you're helping something alive grow. And when it does grow and grows healthy, you feel great. And when it dies, you actually feel bad. And man, did I feel bad earlier today when one of the seedlings I planted turned brown, inspite of my watering on a regular basis. The others seem OK though. It feels as though you lost a pet or something.

Anyway, I did some work on the Wasted Movie site. Everybody told me how much they HATED that front page. So I went and re-uploaded the old front page. I also added a director's bio and pic page as well as cast bio ang pics page. I also added a page where you can view a few screenshots from the movie.

I'm still inking Superman with a deadline in a week or so. I'm confident that I can finish it in time. I still can't believe I'm involved in a project involving the big "S". While it is great providing inks to a talented artist, I would like to get a shot at actually drawing the big guy one of these days.

I heard there was a BIG fire in town earlier today. It may still be raging right now. I certainly hope no one gets hurt. If there's one thing I hate dying of, it's FIRE. I'd rather drown, or freeze to death.

By the way, I'm one of the featured artists on the official Terminator 3 site. I did just one drawing very quickly where Arnold fights off a woman transforming into a giant weapon. It was really fun to do. It was hard trying to get Arnold's likeness and I'm not really sure I got it, but what the heck. :)

Saturday, February 01, 2003

I'm at Leinil's place now with Edgar Tadeo and his girlfriend Amie, Ryan Orosco, Efren "Jay" Anacleto, and Augy De Lara for one of our rare DVD Marathons. We started out with Spirited Away (which was really cool), then the extended version of Fellowship of the Ring, then Frailty (which was damned creepy), and now they're watching Eight Legged Freaks. I've already seen that....really funny. I don't feel like sleeping anymore, but I am sleepy. But I'm enjoying the power of Leinil's DSL too much to just sleep it off. he.he.