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


20.4.09

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WAS LITERALLY BITING MY NAILS as the American Idol results show was transpiring last week and I was so relieved that Matt got saved by the judges in the end despite of his not-so-brilliant performance. I think they have decided to use the ‘judges’ save’ because apparently, America knows how to vote—so far. Considering the pros and cons in saving Matt, it was still a gamble. Imagine if Danny or
Adam would get the lowest votes this week. It’s very unlikely but still possible. I think Adam, Danny, and Kris will win the top three spots. Lil or Matt has the highest probability to get voted out. But I still think Matt is a very talented guy. The poll on my side bar corroborates this. The poll is still open by the way :D

The first official full theatrical trailer of the ‘Prince’ is finally out. I’m just out of words for this one. My brother downloaded a copy in HD last night and I can’t help but play it on a loop on our DVD player. There are a lot of new footages on this one. Click here for the video.



A clear look of the Inferis was finally revealed. I love the scene where Katie Bell plummets into the air screaming in agony as she suffers a deadly curse—really creepy. I like the tone in this one—dark and mystifying. The ‘Prince’ is my favorite installment in the 7-part series and to watch it this July 15 would be a great cinematic experience definitely worth the wait.

My mother finally went through with her first (hopefully the last) Electronic Shockwave Lithotripsy (ESWL) Treatment. It was the recommended treatment since she was advised that there is no longer need for an invasive surgery. Apparently, the ‘stones’ had already shrunk and non-invasive laser treatment should be sufficient enough to break the liths that blocks her ureters—less invasive, with less complications, and only done in an OPD basis. Some diet changes, lifestyle modifications, and strict drug regimen should completely restore the patency of her urinary tract.

I’ve been doing some blog-hopping lately and have stumbled upon very interesting sites that I would like to follow. It’s just really frustrating because for reasons unknown, I can’t leave comments on some of them (You know who you are :D). I can’t leave messages on those sites with this type of message box:

I am not sure why and I think the only solution is to change the layout. But the question is, will you change your layout for me? Hehe :D Just use a layout that do not utilize such comment box or change it if it’s possible. Please T_T

The sound device of the PC in my room got fried; hence, I can no longer play my music or watch movies in it. I can still watch movies but I am really not good at reading lips. I’m no computer expert either so I consulted my brother about the problem. He told me that its sound device is embedded in the motherboard and to fix it is to replace the motherboard itself. How he figured that out, I have no idea. And in an act of desperation I burned all my music files on data disks so that I could play them on the DVD player. I wish it could still be fixed without costing so much. Not being able to enjoy music and movies in the privates of my own room is unacceptable!

It rained so hard earlier this afternoon. Advantage—cooler weather. Disadvantage—we were flooded. T_T

42 comments:

duke said...

aga naman ata ng malakas na ulan dyan...

duke said...

here's a link for you...

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1480984876942020792

there are more links beside it...:P

jonathan said...

I am offering prayers for your mom's speedy recovery and good health. Have a great week and God bless!

ShatterShards said...

I don't really follow AI anymore. The last time I followed that show was when Fantasia won. I think that would give you an idea on how long it was since the last time I abused the televsion. hehe

I can't wait for HP as well! I like how Prince somehow mirrors Chamber in mood and approach. It also reveals how lucky Harry was to have defeated a horcrux at age 12.

Another movie I am itching to watch is Angels & Demons. Mas gusto ko yung story niya, compared to Da Vinci Code. And I can't wait to see what Ewan McGregor did to the Camerlengo role.

I'm computer illeterate as well, kaya condolence na lang sa soundcard and motherboard mo. Hanggang MS Office lang ang kaya ng utak ko. hahaha!

Chyng said...

Hey Lucas!

Is your mom ok? My ate used to deal with her kidney stones. Operations cost 100K pero since hobby namen magresearch, nalaman namen na this can be flushed out pala. If you're interested ask me how..

Comment box. That customized comment box is always down. So better use this conventional/standard one! :D

Angelo said...

Hey man, I don't watch Idol, but I like Matt's version of "You Found Me".... I've often felt like it was a little too late by the time I got to the corner of 1st and Amistad too. But sometimes we just need to learn the lesson of patience and having faith I guess. Time and timing is a bitch, especially when we try to get her to follow our own schedules.... but this has nothing to do with Idol sorry....

Hey, you know I've heard that a bunch of people have had that problem with embedded comments... I though that blogger already fixed it.... guess not. I think I should probably just wait till blogger gets its act together before embedding comments.

cheers man!

MAY said...

:D hey lucas.. just left a msg in ur chatbox as well :) musta naman ang favorite writer ko?? :) I watched the link of the trailer you posted, dang! I can't wait for the movie too.. excited na ko!! :)

I'm not sure if I'm included sa mga blogs na hindi ka makapag-comment, I remembered you mentioning abt that before... Nevertheless, I tried changing the comment part, so hopefully makapag-comment ka na next time.. hahaha ;)

regarding sa sound card problem mo.. have you tried uninstalling the driver? uninstall mo muna sa control panel-system-hardware-device manager-sound,video,game controllers. andun yata un audio driver mo, pede mo sha uninstall dun, tapos if nasa yo pa un cd ng drivers ng pc mo install mo na lang ulit from the cd, or pede ka din magdownload ng driver muna dpende sa driver ng motherboard mo, tapos saka mo i-uninstall - install :) la lang.. baka lang gumana.. hahaha..

Denis said...

apparently, they can only use the save until top 5 so wise move na rin siguro.

medyo predictable na yung show, i hope kris would step up to challenge the vocals of danny and adam's showmanship. gusto ko sya manalo kasi sa mga previous AI winners, wala pang may genre like kris.

sorry bout your pc heheh
and man, tweet kana and FB! haha

flooded? as in your house was abducted by massive water????



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as per your last comment, that was denis actually talking (idea borrowed from you and kj hehe)


daldal ko.

elYAS said...

potter freak.

accio.

Ely said...

I swear i won't continue watching AI till Matt is sent home. I just dont see any reason why he has to stay. Plus I can't stand seeing more gum in a mouth wide open in the next few weeks.

PUSANG-gala said...

about the idol---how I wish I can relate---but I am completely clueless---I completely lack inspiration---I remember during the time of Jasmine Trias and Camile Velasco----I had a lot of sleepless nights then.....

and about HP---what can I say---i really watched the clip and wow---I just hope they show it in IMAX---the would really be a blast....

PUSANG-gala said...

about your mom---glad that she is okay and that she doesnt have to undergo the operation---really is a big relief I guess----

and about your pc---naku---dalhin na sa doctor yan---if you love watching movies a lot and listening to song so much---no excuses---have it fixed the soonest possible time

about me---I guess I have to stop now----para na akong nagsususlat ng email correspondence...keke

lucas said...

duke: oo nga eh... pero ok na rin kasi malamig. nakakatulog na ng mahimbing! hehe!

thanks for the link, doc. medyo mabagal yung connection hindi ko pa mapanood...:D

jonathan: thanks, jonathan! have a blast this weekend ayt? peace out! :D

shatts: hahaha! ang tagal na nun ah? at ang bata ko pa nung kapanahunan ni fantasia...hahaha!

i like the tone of the prince. very dark. i was really amazed when it turned out that riddle's diary was a horcrux. i just love the way how rowling builds her plots...

nako! angels in demons. isa pa yan. i was raving about it here in my blog. hindi pa yata ako naligaw sa site mo nun. but i agree that it's better than the DVC. that book placed rome on top of my go-to list. hehe!

ginawa ko na yung trouble shoot.kaya lang wala nga yung audio driver eh. parang bigla na lang nawala. kelangan yata ng driver kaya lang sa sobrang dami ng installer i don't know which is which...but thanks. i'll try to solve it again later...

elyas: yeah. i'm a potter freak!

SECTUMSEMPRA!

chyng: chyng! yeah..my mom is all fine. thanks very much. ang dami na ngang nasubukan para madurong yung bato eh kaya in the end, we opted to surgery. good thing my health card siya...

ay ganun? so hindi ka rin makapagcomment sa ganung mga comment box. ang dami kong nakikitang ganung comment box di naman ako makapagcomment...

have a nice day chyng :D

angelo: i like matt's version too. better i think. hehe! i downloaded his performances. i'm a fan...

embedded comments? hindi ko pa masyadong gamay tong blogger kaya hindi ko alam ang dapat gawin...

peace out!

may: ang lupit noh? 3 months pa ang kailangang lumipas...can't wait!

oo kasama ka dun! grr! hehe! di mo pansin? sa chatboc ako lagi nagcocomment? thanks!

natry ko na i-trouble shoot pero hindi ko makita yung audio driver dun sa device manager. dapat nga siguro i-reinstall kaya lang ang daming installer sa bahay hindi ko alam kung ano gagamitin...hays. try ko ulit i troubleshoot mamaya.samalat may ha?

:D

denis: oo nga eh...kakaiba yung genre niya. pero parang malakas ang probablity na adam-danny finale noh?

oo nga eh. sana maayos na. iniisip ko nga magkaron ng facebook account. kaya yung FS ko nga di ko maayos yun pa kaya. may multiply din ako. ayun nilalangaw. hehe!

nagbaha pero naagapan naman. sobrang naglimas kami ng tubig. hehe!

ELy: i see hindi ka fan ni matt. sino ang bet mong manalo?

pusang-gala: ahh i see. naging habit ko na kasing abangan ang AI. parang series? ahehe...yeah. it'll be shown on IMAX too. i actually watched HP5 in 3d. in was a great experience. hehe!

yeah. it was a great relief. less probable na sumakit uli yung abdomen niya. thanks :D

oo nga eh. i had some tips from may. i'll try to troubleshoot it again...

thanks, mate!

Theo Martin said...

pinaltan ko na layout...nakakapagcomment ka na ba? ay marami ata kaming tinutukoy mo! hhehe.

Basta, adam for the win. it's nice to see someone of the "third" gender win AI. But i dont mind if allison or Matt win. BASTA AYOKO SI GOWKEY. BAsta namimischievous-an lang ako sa kanya, hehe.

Hope your mom is doing okay.

ShatterShards said...

Para namang sinabi mong ang tanda ko na, at naaalala ko pa ang pagka-panalo ni Fantasia. hahaha!

Yeah, Prince is very dark in tone, kaso lang, alam mong isinulat siya in preparation of the final book. I'm a potterhead as well, pero Azkaban pa rin ang favorite book ko. I love Lupin's character! hehe.

I hope your mom's okay na, alam mo naman, mahirap at magastos magkasakit...

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I was trying different things sa blogpage ko, kasama na yung embedded comments. Naghahanap nga rin ako ng ibang template e. hehe

Salamat sa pagbati sa aking award. I have a feeling na mayroon akong isa pang award for April. My body clock is okay, at least when it comes to waking up. It's getting out of bed that is the problem. Maybe I need an early morning exercise routine, para mapilitan akong bumangon sa pagkakahiga. Minsan tuloy, nami-miss kong mag-jogging sa CCP...

Angelo said...

Hey man, I forgot to say that I hope your mom's treatments are effective. Renal colic is not pleasant that's for sure!

Embedded comments is just what you call that "comment form". You should try embedding your comment form on your blog and see if it works for you.... but then again there would probably be a bunch of peeps who wouldn't be able to comment here... so scratch that idea.

cheers man!

KRIS JASPER said...

Yellow!

I want Kris to win coz we have the same name! Yey!

Imagine this : "Kris A" as the next american dongle, i meant idol!


GetWellSoon to ur mum!

Mon said...

haha.. i've been rooting for Matt too.
actually i think i've voted for him on your poll question for 3 times already. lol

i hope ur mom get well soon.
hey luke, i changed my comment box for you. nyehehe

lucas said...

theo: yeah. marami nga kayo. and i'm glad nagpalit na din yung iba...hehe!

ayaw mo kay gokey??? why? i think he's a greater chance of winning compared to adam. but adam really got it going last night. i hope matt stays...

thanks alot, theo...

shatts:

shatts: hehe! hindi naman! bata ka pa naman di ba? hehe! :P

potterfanatic ka din pala! apir! azkaban is my second fave book in the series. i really loved the way cuaron brought it the big screen. i love black's characte. too bad he died..tsk...

my mom's doing fine. thanks alot :D
nako sinabi mo pa. guilty din ako diyan. hehe!

you should do that! masarap mag-jogging sa CCP complex. matagal-tagal na din akong walang morning exercise eh..hehe!

peace out!

angelo: i hope so. thanks. we need to secure some labs next month.

really? hahaha! so you need to experience palpitation first? cool!hehe!

what i like about lost is that it's a mind game. mentally stimulating. the first 2 seasons were a little frustrating but when the answers were slowly unveiling, i got hooked..hehe!

yeah. i agree. she seems like a very modest person.

peace out!

KJ: oo nga anoh? hahaha!

kris allen is great contender as of the moment. what does 'dongle' mean? hahaha!

thanks, KJ! :D

mon: mon! thanks for changing your comment box! hehehe! kaya hindi ako makapagcomment dati...

3 times??? kaya pala nangunguna siya sa poll ko! grrrrrr! hehehe! :P

Lionheart : Richard the Adventurer said...

Hehe :)

Mahal yang lithotrypsy na iyan...

May bato ba sa kidney ng Mom mo?

Hehe :) Jan ka naman e... Personal nurse!

flamindevil said...

i really dun think matt could win american idol this year!

the judges wasted their save!

Millionaire@age20 said...

I'm happy Matt was saved. But angry Megan had the cut a few weeks ago. Hehehe. I'll follow ur blog. It's nice to blog about AI stuff! heheh.

KRIS JASPER said...

Dongle is a slang word for something that hangs.

Dylan Dimaubusan said...

Hope your mom is in good condition now. Ikaw malamang ang private nurse nya..

I'm no tech geek either.. o may "alam" talaga sa mga computers.. maruiong lang gumamit, buti nga si sis ko eh IT graduate, just now..hehe

May advantages and disadvantages talaga ang ulan.. ;) Buti dito sa lugar namin di bahain.. Mabuhangin at maputik nga lng..hayz

thejournicler said...

Matt is a good entertainer. He may not be a hell of a good singer but he sure does know how to rock.

But I think either Gokey or Allen is gonna win AI.

elYAS said...

@lucas: sinabi mo pa! tsk lahat nga ata ng late incidents ko sa ipos puro dahil sa alarm clock. ehe. potek, levicorpus!

Allen Yuarata said...

Are you an HP fan too? Good! We should watch the movie together when it's released!

Anyway, good luck to your mom. I hope she's well.

Good day po kuya. ^^,

lucas said...

chard: yeah...buti na lang covered siya ng health card...hehe!

flamindevil: i don't think so too. but i hope he would. hehe! i'm rooting for him because i like his genre.

peace out!

millionaire: megan is just a joy to watch bacause she's really beautiful! :D

linked you up.

KJ: that means i'm a dongle too. hehe!

dylan: my mom is feeling great since the therapy. thanks!

really? my brother is a comsci graduate so siya lang nakakaintindi dun sa inner workings ng pc namin. hehe!

samin din hindi naman bahain. i put my blames on the poor drainage systems...hehe!

the journicler: i can't leave message on your site, mate...

and may the best man wins. gretchen ho is mine! haha! watch them play on NBN at 2 pm. almost everyday! :D

Gokey is somewhat losing khis touch i don't know. I am sensing an Allen-Lambert finale since the last set of performances...

elyas: magpalit kana kaya ng alarm clock? ahehe!

kalansaycollector said...

i sooo miss watching AI. shet sumpa kasi ang sched ng aking trabaho.

Angelo said...

Hey bro, ya man Lost is ending soon! At least they say 2010, so I figured that would be a 6th season... unless they meant season 5 ends in 2010... but it can't be coz there's only 4 episodes left to air in season 5.... anyways, that show rocks I wish it would never end!

Hey, Nermal thanks you. "Nermal" is the name of Garfield's little cousin, the one Garfield finds annoying and tried to ship to Africa... my ex in the Philippines was the Garfield fan and the cat person... she named him. When we broke up, we decided to split custody of the cats... she kept Fluffy and I got to take Nermal home with me to Canada. It's hard when kids are involved in broken relationships eh? hehe...

isladenebz said...

May your mom's recovery be speedy.

On AI, paxnxia na coz I'm totally sooo un-Matt. I guess sya ang matatanggal next week. I hope. (Sama ko ba?).

Lance said...

hey mate.. sorry i've been idle for a while in the blogging world..i relocated already and i'm still waiting for my internet connection to be hooked up..

I hope and pray that your Mom will be fine..

I don't follow AI, unfortunately..hehe but I am excited for the HP as well since I have actually read the book (from book 5-7) lang ata yun..at parang nakalimutan ko na, so this movie will make me remember, most, if not all, of the scenes...

cheers!

alex said...

hi ron!

...ako naman i've been neglecting my blog rounds, hayz

...i hope you're mom'll get well soon...

...i'm rooting for adam to win AI

...and you still have a problem with that comment form? weird

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anyways i just saw your question on my blog, yeah the 4th season is the final one for prisonbreak

RJ said...

...my prayers for your mom.

ShatterShards said...

Age is relative naman e. If you don't consider yourself old, and you don't feel old, then, you're not old. Haha!

Oo nga, I should really try jogging again, but the bed is just so inviting and comfortable, ang hirap iwanan. :-)

Yeah, too bad that Sirius died, but I think he had to, otherwise, Kreacher wouldn't have passed on to Harry, and the locket's secret might have been lost. Crucio!

REDLAN said...

Hindi rin ako computer expert. Expert lang ako sa internet. San ka na?

lucas said...

Kalansay: nako saying naman. It’s a good season this year. Magmarathon ka na lang :D

Angelo: NOOO! So it will end soon? I wish it could go on for five more seasons at least. T_T

I see. I’m not a big Garfield fan. Poor cats. I bet they want to see you and you’re girlfriend get back together! :P Fluffy is a very ironic name for a cat. A three-headed dog jumped in my mind when I first read the name. Hehe!

Nebz: Thanks! My mom’s great! It’s ok. Hindi ka naman ganun kasama. Hehe! Kanya-kanya lang yan ng trip. :P

Lance: Oo nga eh. But I’m glad you’fe finally found a plaCe to settLe in.

Mas maganda nga kung nakali-utan mo na. You wmn’t scratch your head sa mga changes na gagawif sa movie version. Ahehe! Too bad you can’t watch AI. May DVD naman nun siguro pagtapos. HEhe!

Alex: pansin ko nga, mate. Matafal ka na ring di naligaw ditto. Ahehe! But anyway thankr for dropping by.

Mi mom’s great! Thanks very much!

Adam hate a high chance to win. Well, I’m rooting for the underdogs. Hehe!

Really? So totoo pala. It’s a good series. Wellm ganun talaga because of the nature of the plot. Hindi pwedeng paulit-ulit kasi magiging predictable na. Cheers!

RJ: Thanks, RJ!

Shatts: I agree! Hehehe! Age is just a state of mind! Hehehe! (I should tell this to my grandmother…:P)

Sinabi mo pa. lalo na ngayon, maulan, malamig, masarap matulog! Hehehe!

Yeah. Rowling figured everything out. Sectumsempra! Ahehe!

Red: I’m still here, mate. Hehehe!

lucas said...

Kalansay: nako saying naman. It’s a good season this year. Magmarathon ka na lang :D

Angelo: NOOO! So it will end soon? I wish it could go on for five more seasons at least. T_T

I see. I’m not a big Garfield fan. Poor cats. I bet they want to see you and you’re girlfriend get back together! :P Fluffy is a very ironic name for a cat. A three-headed dog jumped in my mind when I first read the name. Hehe!

Nebz: Thanks! My mom’s great! It’s ok. Hindi ka naman ganun kasama. Hehe! Kanya-kanya lang yan ng trip. :P

Lance: Oo nga eh. But I’m glad you’fe finally found a plaCe to settLe in.

Mas maganda nga kung nakali-utan mo na. You wmn’t scratch your head sa mga changes na gagawif sa movie version. Ahehe! Too bad you can’t watch AI. May DVD naman nun siguro pagtapos. HEhe!

Alex: pansin ko nga, mate. Matafal ka na ring di naligaw ditto. Ahehe! But anyway thankr for dropping by.

Mi mom’s great! Thanks very much!

Adam hate a high chance to win. Well, I’m rooting for the underdogs. Hehe!

Really? So totoo pala. It’s a good series. Wellm ganun talaga because of the nature of the plot. Hindi pwedeng paulit-ulit kasi magiging predictable na. Cheers!

RJ: Thanks, RJ!

Shatts: I agree! Hehehe! Age is just a state of mind! Hehehe! (I should tell this to my grandmother…:P)

Sinabi mo pa. lalo na ngayon, maulan, malamig, masarap matulog! Hehehe!

Yeah. Rowling figured everything out. Sectumsempra! Ahehe!

Red: I’m still here, mate. Hehehe!

Angelo said...

Sadly, yes Lost is ending.... last nights episode was AWE-some, they're really tying things together, but I won't say anything more... three more episodes and you can start your marathon!

Hells no! I have absolutely no desire to get back with any of my exes.... Nermal's over it already hehe.... when I think of a 3 headed dog I think of Cerberus.... but a 3 headed dog named Fluffy sounds vaguely familiar.... hmmm.....

lucas said...

angelo:

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waaa! i can't wait to do a LOST marathon. whenever i watch that show, i can't help not to drop my jaw.

i guess, they're ex-es for a reason, right? You're not an HP fan i can see. Fluffy is Hagrid's 3-headed dog. that's why i find it ironic to name a cat with it..hehe!

Roland said...

masyado kang updated sa AI ah!
ako kasi nagsawa na eh. wala lang, nagsawa ako sa tatlong judges.
walang pagbabago ang show every year.
hehehe

lucas said...

roland: apat na yung judges nagyon. did you know??? hmmm...