You have not known what you are.
You have slumbered upon yourself all your life.
Your eyes have been as much as closed most of the time.
What you have done is already in mockeries.

The mockeries are not you.
Underneath them
And within them,
I see you lurk...


-Walt Whitman


4.11.08

the path of light is laid...

I FINISHED REREADING DAN BROWN’S ANGELS AND DEMONS, yet again, yesterday afternoon and it was still a great read. it was like watching your favorite movie in your head. hehe! then, i went to the computer shop to check up on my site and do some net surfing. i decided to visit you tube and stumbled upon this:



i had chills while watching it! the concept of a half-angel-half-demon sculpture was a brilliant idea. there’s a frame in the clip where you can see a man (probably max kohler) being taunted by a red-hot brand. the brand was in a form of overlapping skeleton keys forming a cross. that can’t be good, can it? if my hunch is correct, the writers edited out the myth of the illuminati diamond. hays. I hope hans zimmer did the musical scoring. I love how he was able to come up with the stained glass-cathedral effect using a full orchestra and a chorus. bravo! The track used in this clip (chevaliers de sangreal) was ringing in my head while writing this post. hehe! 2009 will be jam-packed with block buster movies. angels and demons and harry potter and the half-blood prince are definitely my most anticipated movies for next year. ironically, time crawls when you want it to fly.

tom hanks will be playing the symbologist robert langdon again in angels and demons. i am disappointed at first when he played the role in the da vinci code but somehow he exuded some geekiness that helped him play the role. i think monica belluci (mary magdalene, the passion of christ) was perfect for the character of the french physicist vittoria vetra and somehow the actress who won the role resembles her. i am surprised to know that ewan mcgreggor will play the role of carlo ventresca but i’m not complaining. he’s a brilliant actor but i think jim caviezel (the passion of christ) would’ve made a good antagonist. i was thinking of the actor who played professor xavier to take the role of the director-general of CERN, maximillian kohler. it’s because of the wheelchairs, obviously! hehe!

angels and demons is one of my favorite novels probably because of my fascination towards conspiracies, ancient artifacts, and artworks. I was so hooked I even managed to make an ambigram of my name. I made haley’s one too. to have a stroll inside the vatican secret archives would be really cool! i promise myself that i will someday journey to rome, follow the path of illumination, visit the altars of science, see the markers, and drink a mug of coffee inside the illuminati lair beholding the beauty of tiber and st. peter’s basilica. hahaha! how cool would that be?! i am most curious to see the ecstasy of st. teresa. i want to see the toe-curling orgasm. hehe!

the book was very informative especially the scientific truths. for the first time, i have grown some interest with particle physics and drawn to discussions regarding CERN and its controversial particle accelerator, the large hadron collider. but i also find it very spiritual. it talks of faith, religion, and morality. i am familiar with the clash of science and religion but i didn’t know it’s that diverse, complicated, and surprisingly well-connected. the facts brown laid on the table are very trivial and controversial. i have also come to know some dark secrets lurking within the walls of the vatican and the roman catholic faith. i still wonder what the third prophecy of fatima contains. it was said that the first two came true and the third was so terrible the church never dared to reveal it? hmmm…

speaking of spirituality, a threesome of mormons came knocking to our door while writing this post. they wanted to do what they call ‘reaching out.’ i was hesitant and felt a little awkward at first. i am an evangelical christian, but i was able to convince myself that it would be better to keep an open mind. besides, i’m curious to know the nature of their faith and how their faith differs from other religion that i am familiar with. i welcomed them in and eventually they talked about family, prophets, and jesus, and somehow i couldn’t find any difference between my faith and their faith so far. i guess a single faith couldn’t be dismantled within just one sitting. they promised they’d be back this weekend. i am not sure if i want to see them again though… hmmm…

anyway, angels and demons is due may 13, 2009, here in the Philippines. For global release dates and updates, feel free to visit angelsanddemons.com.

peace out!

32 comments:

dabo said...

i tried writing a futuristic fiction about the "god particle" and all that stuff around it, i ended up with a 14000 word tragic love story.. hahha.. halos pahapyaw na lang ang discussions sa mga atom smasher at higgs bosom... nafocus ako sa war at personal dilemna ng characters at human principles.. mababa ang naging speculation ko sa technology sa story..

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hmmn di pa talaga ako nakakabasa ng dan brown kaya wahh ako say sa mga sinulat nya... pero gusto ko mga conspiracy na story din naman.. ala lang ako time magbasa for the longest time na yata

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and sorry to say.. i don't find harry potter entertaining anymore..

Lance said...

whaw.. i'm a certified movie goer pero how come hindi ko maalala ang mga names ng characters and mga names ng artists? haayz..
I have watched that very controversial movie The Da Vinci Code but was not trully amazed..hehehe
is there also a movie about Angels and Demons?

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@ROn: ahahaha.. very funny, mate.. Hindi nga ako sure, baka ampon lang ako.. maybe I was an outcasted child from the kumbento kasi makulit ako..hahaha

krisha said...

I learned that letting go is the most painful process that people go through, but it is also the most enriching. It tests your limits, it tries to knock down your strength and it tries to tell you you aren't worth anything. But, when you've won the battle, you realize you are stronger, wiser and closer to becoming "whole"

JoShMaRie said...

hello lucas! :)

buti ka pa nabasa mo na yun. di ko pa mabasa, wlang time eh. hehe. :)inaamag na mga libro ko sa bahay. pati mga piniratang dvd ng gossip girl at one tree hill. haha.

Mugen said...

May kilala akong isang tao na pareho mong mahilig sa conspiracy theories. Hehe.

Malalim ang interests mo dude, I'm impressed.

Ang Angels and Demons lang na alam ko eh yung kanta ng Dishwalla. Heheh.

Denis said...

fiction stint bites the CR dust again









*CR - coffin rock


- sus, kunwari bestfriend
sabagay uso yan hahah

RJ said...

'Angels and Demons' and 'Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince' are really the most anticipated films next year!

I'm so excited to see how the Angels & Demons film-making team would present the 'CERN lab and the scenes' in the wide screen! ...hope there'll be no disappointments after watching it.

RONeiluke, RN said...

dabo: hmmm..so pano mo nalaman yung about sa God Particle? sa angels and demons ko lang na nalaman yun eh. hehehe! or are you into particle physics lang talaga! hehehe! hope we could read your unpublished works :)

na-outgrow mo na si guro. ako hindi pa! hehe! peace out!

lance: kung binasa mong maigi, im pretty sure there'd be an angels and demons movie next year. hehehe! peace out! :)

krisha: ahhhh... ok. hehehe!

joshmarie: hi! :) nako kung ayaw mo panoorin bigay mo na lang sakin! hehehe!

denis: ano ba yan...nag nosebleed naman ako! ano ibig sabihin nun? :) nako friends lang talga! hahaha! pero malay natin... hmmm...

hindi talga!

mugen: sino yun? si kalansay kolektor alam ko mahilig din yun sa mga conspiracies eh...

i love dishwalla. i'll dig any alternative music. hehehe!

RJ: nako ako yata halos lahat! hehehe! excited nako! hahaha!

joaqui_miguel said...

I love this book. For me, Angels and Demons is way better than The Da Vinci Code.

I think I was still in school when I first read this and my friend and I had this uber fascination with ambigrams that we had shirts printed with ambigrams.

I just hope the movie will be as good if not better than the book but I seriously doubt that.

KRIS JASPER said...

Hi RON! Musta?

I havent read Da Vinci Code, but I enjoyed the movie... I hope same thing will happen to me and this film once it is released.

Anw, i shud have named my site "sometimesangelsometimesdemon.com"

sigh....

RONeiluke, RN said...

joaqui: i agree! A&D is way better than tDC. mas action-packed :)

wow..gusto ko rin nung mga ganun. t-shirts with ambigrams! hehe!

me too. i doubt it pero panonoorin ko pa rin! hehe!

peace out!

KJ: ui, KJ! musta na din? how're you holdin up? ok lang naman.

ahh..kasi hindi mo nabasa kaya hindi ka nadisappoint. hehe!

well i should've named this site currentlydemon.com. hahaha!

peace out!

rowjielogy.com said...

hmmm, the film looks interesting...

Denis said...

ayyyy wag mo seryosohin, naguguluhan din ako haha,


yung bestfriend mo, nanawagan ako sa kanya, taasan nya taste level nya hahah para mapansin ka na nya yun!

REDLAN said...

more things to expect next year especially in big screen. thanks for this movie reviews. matagal na hindi ako nakapanood ng horror, sounds great tong angels and demons na to ah.

i realized rin iba't ibang pamamaraan lang ng pananampalatay ngunit isang tao lang naman ang Diyos. ganun pa rin yun

btw, pwede makagrab ng pic mo dito?

KRIS JASPER said...

hmm... that's an interesting site... ok na yan kesa "alwaysdemon.com".

lol.

RONeiluke, RN said...

rowjie: it's really interesting! you should watch it. or perhaps read it first before watching para maenganyo ka. hehe!

hales: nabasa mo? taasan mo daw taste mo sa lalaki. tsk tsk... blog war brewing... hehehe!

denis: hala ka! hehehe! joke!

redlan: hala..hindi to horror red. mystery/suspense to.. hehe!metaphor lang yun "demons" na ginamit sa title. hehehe!

yeah. we seek God in different ways...

pic? anong pic? grab anyhting basta wag mo lang akong ipakulam! haha!

KJ: hehe! baka nga mag-evolve na to! hehe!

onatdonuts said...

nung yung officemate ko dati nagdadala ng angels and demons sa office, nakapagbasa rin ako nun few pagse lang pero maganda nga. Naimagine ko rin yung bossing sa CERN na kamukha ni professor X kaya lang sabi robotic daw si MAximilian. Si robert langdon naman, astig siya no? prof and symbologist. natawa ako nun nung sumakay siya sa high tech na eroplano akala niya malapit lang destination niya yun pala sa switzerland, hahaha

astig din si vitoria vetra kaya lang wawa naman namatay si tatay niya. sige babasahin ko na nga yun ng buo. manghihiram ulit ako haha

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Oo nga pala taga Laguna ka pala...dun may riles hehe oo nga wala na ang mga skwater sa riles, at least kung sasakay ulit ako dun, wala na akong pangamba na may magtatapon ng ihi hehe...try mo minsan halimbawa pupunta ka ng alabang sa festival o kaya sa metropolis, sakay kang tren haha trip lang, yung station nun andun lang sa tabi ng Lianas ng Alabang. ;-)

~Kinesics said...

I love that book!

The movie version is coming out sometime next year!

:)

~kinesics

the spool artist said...

wow, can't wait to see the bootleg version (since wala pong sinehan for english movies dito sa cambodia) of that! would you believe, i even read the da vinci code on a bootleg version of the book din from here which was being sold my makulit na little kids here. so there, puro pirated po ang buhay namin dito...

yup, that thought of really exploring the vatican is really cool! if you're planning a trip to the vatican, count me in!

Chyng said...

Ive read Da Vinci, Memoirs of a Geisha, etc- and nadissapoint ako sa movie. (except sa cinematography-wise)

Ive read Angels and Demons, college pa din ako. Hope this one works better pag movie na! Let's all wait! ;)

KRIS JASPER said...

Hey Ron! Can you rate my new book? What d'you think is way, way better? My 1st book, or 2nd?


(smile)

RONeiluke, RN said...

onat: ang lupit talaga nung A&D! yun ang inaabangan ko..yung mga technologies, artworks at places sa nasabi sa book! hehe! basahin mo..malupit! the conspiracies within the church ang pinaka naintriga ako...

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grabe naman kasi yung mga tao dun..ang daming pagtatapunan ng ihi sa tren pa.. hehe! talaga? may tren dito sa alabang? hahaha! mas alam mo pa yata tong lugar ko kesa sa kain. hehehe!

kuya loven: hindi nga???!!! i did'nt know walang movie house dayn for english films...hmmm...kakaiba pala dyan sa cambodia. pati books? hmmm...

astig nga yung vatican...maxado kasi silang masikreto... secrecy harbors curiosity ika nga.. hehehe!

kinesics: can't wait either!

chyng: napanood ko na rin yun pareho...disappointed din ako. sa memoirs nga nakatulog ako! hehehe!

sana lang talaga maganda pero feeling ko maiiba yung storyline, well that's expected..hays.. cant wait :)

JoShMaRie said...

haha. ayoko ibigay sayo. hehe. hingin mo na lahat wag lang dvds ko. hehe.:)

salingPUSA said...

really lots of hollywood stuffs waiting for us next year....not to mention, the watchmen. really excited for that one....

shame on me because I didn't read this novel yet. The only Dan Brown book I managed to finish were THE Da Vinci code and Deception point. Maybe I could use it in my advantage when I see the film next year ....

salingPUSA said...

....and when you said "time crawls when you want it to fly"---it does....I remember the anticipation for Uncanny X-men every Friday night when I was young. I wished I own abs-cbn then.....

salingPUSA said...

actually, those facts were well known to the western world for a long time na. what Dan Brown did is that he made it generic.... kaya kung mapapansin mo. unti nalang mga adherents in Europe. You see a lot of huge and well maintained Catholic churches but empty during Sundays.....

I love the Mormons. I think they are cute and what they are doing is novel. But when they start telling me that they have another bible, that scared the hell out of me.....

Denis said...

di ko naman sinabing wala syang taste uhm go figure? hahah magulo pa din ako.


bakit walang updates?

RONeiluke, RN said...

saling pusa: watchmen? hmm...is it adapted from a book too? andgels and demons is favorite from dan brown. least fave ko yung deception. i agree. advantage yun pag hindi mo pa nabasa. hehe! but try to read it. ample of cool stuff in it.
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i miss that version of the x-men. power rangers naman ang sobrang anticipated ko dati
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i agree. they're really sweet and kind people. there was this book 'the book of mormon' i asked them about it but they refused to give more datails. they wanted to spea k to our parents first... hmmm...
but i was intrigued.

joshmarie: talaga kahit ano? joking! hehe! sige sayo na yan. bibili na lang ako ng sakin! hehehe! bisitahin kita bukas! :)

denis: ang gulo mo nga sobra! bukas pa ako mag-a-update :)

ponCHONG said...

nahilo ako sa kakascroll-down. :-)

sigurado, pila na naman ang sinehan nito. after ng release ng dan brown marami ng mga books about artifacts, conspiracies ek..ek..ang nailathala. try mo din ang "rule of four" ni ian caldwell & dustin thomas at me bagong release naman ngayon ( i forgot the title) about two women na something may secret-secret type at codephics¨.

sinilip mo ang paingting ng last supper ano? aminin mo.

Bryan Anthony the First said...

oh my god. oh my god. oh my god. oh my god. oh my god. oh my god. oh my god. oh my god. oh my god. oh my god. oh my god. oh my god. oh my god. oh my god. oh my god. oh my god.

cant wait

RONeiluke, RN said...

nako yung nga yung plano kong bilihin eh! hehe! naaadik ako sa mystery novels dahil kay brown...maganda daw yun...

are you kidding me? sa tuwing nakakakia ako ng painting ng las supper bigla na sang akong mag-eexplain in thin air lalo na sa mga taong hindi aware sa da vinci code. hehehe@!

bryan: oh my god. oh my god. oh my god. oh my god. oh my god. oh my god. oh my god. oh my god. oh my god. oh my god. oh my god. oh my god. oh my god. oh my god. oh my god. oh my god.

cant wait TOO! HEHEHE!

istepf said...

waaaahhh! bkit ang tagal p ipalabas?? ngayon n! hahaha..=)

naku,, babasahin ko sya ulit, pra fresh n fresh ulit s aking memorya ang mga eksena at tauhan..=)

kakainis lng,, mraming nwwalang scenes pg movie n or worse ngiiba p ang istorya minsan, wg nman sna s A&D..=)

so xcited! ;)