Sunday, September 23, 2012

New Addiction: Guild Wars 2

Well well well, just when I thought I wouldn't be able to find another (good) RPG-type game to play, here comes Guild Wars 2.

It's great! I never liked MMOs, but this one, with its dynamic world events and personal stories, lean more towards traditional RPGs but with a social aspect.

From the moment the character screen opened, the music beckoned. I just knew I was in for a great adventure. I was in denial at first. I didn't want to buy the game because I was gonna play on a macbook pro, which doesn't really have a good video card. I was trying to convince myself that no, the game can't be THAT fun that I should invest not only in a GW2 account but also on a gaming pc.

But lo and behold, two days later I'd bought my own gaming pc and GW2 account and now have a Sylvari warrior to explore the lands with.

Within a week, I became as attached to my Sylvari as I did to the characters from my fave RPGs (Cloud, Tifa, Aerith, Aya, Squall, Rinoa, Ryu, Musashi) just some of the game characters I couldn't let go of for the better part of grade school and high school.

I'll try to get a screencap of my warrior to remember her by just in case I shift to a new character. Bye bye to social life for now :D

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Supernatural experiences so far:

I hope I don't add anything else to this list. It isn't fun. O_O
  1. Once, I took a pic with my mom, and when the pic came out, there was a white human-like silhouette beside me.
  2. Something switched off the lights at home, everyone heard the click of the switches.
  3. My old number called me. The sim card was in my wallet.
  4. In Dumaguete, something was typing on a fellow writer's macbook, the keyboard keys were moving on their own.
  5. In Bacolod, a fellow writer told me she saw a white lady floating above my head while I was asleep.
  6. I had dreams warning me of relatives dying. The dreams have always been right

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Dark Clouds Overhead

Whew. I may not write much here for a while. Been under this dark cloud (depression?). Well, actually things have been rough lately. I wish they were otherwise. I guess that's just life. You can be happy one moment, and totally in the dumps in the next.

I was usually cheery. Perky. Bubbly. You know, those adjectives people use on people who are hyper. I'll work on getting my energy back. I want that light in my eyes back. But I know I have to get moving. I'm thinking maybe get active in muay thai again, been training for 2-3 times a week so I could up that a bit. I could also return to running more. I also reduced that because of my weird ankle problem plus the intermittent rains.

As for poetry. I have just one in the works...

Can't wait to leave work.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Happy Mondays 96th: Booze, Pizza, Tomatoes and Poetry

I was so excited to read my poem for the 96th installment of Happy Mondays! However, I have this thing with being bad at directions. I was so sure that Tomato Kick Katipunan is the same Tomato Kick in Maginhawa Street.

But hey, waddya know?! I was wrong har har har. And I even dragged my boyfriend along, making him the unlucky victim of my calamity-Carly episodes. I asked the staff of Tomato Kick to give me the telephone number of their Katipunan branch, and well, waddya know?! They gave me the wrong number!

Anyway, we made it, and I guess that's all that matters, right? Tonight, it's not eat, pray, love. It's eat poetry, love! (toinks!)

Despite my mistaking a stranger for my boyfriend, we had a great time! We just wished there were more speakers outside since we missed many of the good stuff being read.

Also got permission to post some of the photos for that night. Thanks, Sir Danny Castillones Sillada :)

I think this is the opening performance.

Angela Barrientos

Chen Sarigumba & Rachel Salud

Danny Castillones Sillada

Jacob Walse Dominguez

JP Hernandez

Lila Shahani

Mac McCarty

Marne Kilates

with Trish Shishikura

Sir Danny with Vince Dioquino

This is my fave pic of all! :D