Saturday, December 23, 2006

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Here's a pic from the Christmas Get Together at my place on Dec. 22, 2006

Monday, December 11, 2006

WildWorks Extra - The Holiday Edition

Here's a special entry since I got lots of time to study for my last exams on Thursday.

Holiday edition.
What would be my favorite "non-traditional" Christmas songs?
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by U2 and another version by Darlene Love.
Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid and/or Band Aid 20
Happy Xmas (War is Over) by John Lennon
The Christmas Song (Holiday Remix) by Christina Aguilera

To anyone, what would be your song of the year?
Here are the lists
Promiscuous by Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland
Hips Don't Lie by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean
Crazy by Gnarls Barkley
Ain't No Other Man by Christina Aguilera
SOS by Rihanna
SexyBack by Justin Timberlake
Deja Vu by Beyoncè
London Bridge by Fergie
Bad Day by Daniel Powter
Ridin' by Chamillionaire featuring Krayzie Bone

In my opinion, my picks would be either "Hips Don't Lie" or "Crazy" because they were number 1 on the UK charts for several weeks. Crazy went for 9 weeks in the UK and it got a lot of "buzz." As for "Hip Don't Lie" went for 5 weeks and it was basically the Summer song of 2006. It was #1 for one week in July in the UK, but went back to #1 in late July and August.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Welcome Snow and "The End" For Now - S2E16

What a Friday makes when wet snow gets dumped on. I wasn't ready for the snow yet.
Before my presentation, I had to make some errands. I had to go to Chinatown to buy food. Took a long time getting there due to the freezing rain/snow/sleet. When I got back to Carleton, I walked by the 4th Floor Unicentre to Tory and remembered about the "Hugs For Aids" since December 1 is World Aids Day. I saw a friend and gave him a hug. A handshake would of been nice, but I was carrying a lot of things. Too bad I didn't get a red ribbon.
I enjoyed my energetic presentation in Peter Hodgins' CDNS4400 class - Cultural Landscapes and Cultural Identity in Canada. It was in the "kindness" of my heart to provide food for the people in class. It was linked to my landscape project, which is Chinatown in Ottawa.
It was a nice way to end off the Canadian Studies classes. It was an unusual way to get hurt again in the classroom. I bumped over the chair and I slipped and fell, along with the chair. It was not pleasant. It's been a hazard for me.
After class, I went down to Rideau Centre and went to Roots and got a toque. It's a yearly tradition for me to get toques, I try to get zany kinds of toques. I dunno if it will be my final time to get a Roots toque because I always go for time, but they no longer make any apparel for the Canadian Olympic team.
Then, I also dropped by to the BS and chatted with someone.

This is the last "episodic" entry of 2006 since it will be exam time and Christmas season. I will blog a bit after exams as a "special", but it won't be part of the season number and "episodic" entries.
Part 2 of season two will return in January. The only problem being that I got a reduced schedule since I will be taking 3 classes. One more with Peter Hodgins.

The End...for now

Friday, November 24, 2006

Some Loose Ends to Say Before The Fall Terms Finishes - S2E15

This is not the end yet, I just wanted to say that it has been a fun term taking three of Peter Hogdins' classes. Although, I am not sure how I will do after the exams. It has been a blast.
Some loose ends. I've been bombarded with questions by people within Canadian Studies asking me if I "live" in the Canadian Studies Lounge and "why are you always there?" The answer is no. Here's my reason, I did not expect the 12th floor of Dunton Tower to have wireless Internet access around the 2nd or 3rd week of September. I usually hang out at the tunnels or the library, if there is space. It's ridiculous finding a place to sit. Also, the readings for Peter's 4th year classes are in the lounge so I can read them through. Another thing is that I can never live without the Internet.
The funny thing is that I made it 5 days to going to the lounge. As usual, I only have class 4 days a week because I don't have class on Wednesdays. All I can say it was good timing that I saw someone and showed him my comics.

To people from CDNS2210, CDNS4200 and CDNS4400, I gotta say that you all are great and I will probably miss you since I won't be seeing anyone in the Winter term.
Even though, I ended up getting hurt on occasion for Thursday's class.

Since it is this time of year when music artists come out with their greatest hits album.
Here it is, U218 Singles. I got it on iTunes and I can't stop listening to it on my iPod. The Deluxe version on iTunes includes live tracks from the 2005 Milan concert.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Back to Back Entry - S2E14

Don't ask why, but "someone" told me to make another entry for my blog. I know entering my blog has been sporadic at times due to my unusual scheduling at Carleton. I made an entry on Thursday, so this is a rarity of sorts. So yeah, this person wanted to give a "shout out" and we were messaging while I was in class, the Friday morning class. Also, mentioned about Target's Choxie.
Whoever I tagged (A "exclusive"), you will find out who tagged or not :D

Onto the other class (the Friday afternoon class). Peter Hodgins' Cultural Landscape and Cultural in Canada. It was an interesting and fun today because before class, Peter opened up some food from another floor in Dunton Tower. Somehow, there was a conference and the people over-ordered food. It was nice to have wraps and fruits. It's been the second time(not in a row) that there happens to be "free" food in the Canadian Studies department. It seems that Peter is synonymous with his laughter and "love" with food.
Now, with class. I dunno why, but I was the "savior" because my Apple laptop(Macbook pro) worked on the projector. Sorry to PC fans, I know you are not a fan of Apple Computers.
Also, I can't stop laughing with the songs I played from my iPod and iTunes. A grad student was singing along and it was funny.
Here's the playlist;
The Saints Are Coming (Live from New Orleans) - U2 & Green Day. "Someone" did not know what song I was playing. I hope this helps, LOL
A bit of "Maneater" by Nelly Furtado. A small way to hype up her performance at the Grey Cup.
Jump - Madonna
Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran
West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis
My Girl - The Temptations

I also hope no one was curious about the album art screen saver. I don't mind it, but I am embarrassed if anyone was wondering about the Chinese ones. :)

A step back from Thursday night, I am wondering if the Canadian TV group recovered from drinking too much beer. :)

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Rain Rain, Thursday - S2E13

I am not liking this weather lately. What's with the rain? This ain't Vancouver. I had been wearing a different shoe and it made me look tacky. Blue shoes and for the long time, I decided to wear a shoe that is not adidas.
Well, enjoyed a nice presentation on Canadian Television in CDNS4200 aka Canadian Popular Culture. I hope I am not sucking up. I couldn't stop laughing with the Kids in the Hall clips. Though, I really wanted to see the "Street Legal" opening. :) "Post" presentation, I decided to go to Mike's Place and chill out with the presentation and with Peter. Plus some "guest cameos". Originally, I was suppose to take the bus to downtown and take the express bus, but I decided to go to Mike's Place instead. Supposedly, I was planning to stick around for a bit, but decided to stay longer because it was interesting to hear about what people are talking about.
It was entertaining and fun having to show a Youtube video of Diet Coke & Mentos. Geez, I don't even bother watching "gross out" videos. I watch "vintage" music videos from Hong Kong.
It was funny to hear some good stories from the prof, Peter Hodgins (I have to put his full name on this entry for Google purposes) and from the gang in the class.
Though, I still haven't got over the other Hodgins class from last Friday. It was just bizarre.

Comic picks. Finally, Civil War #5 came out and I was partially surprised to see a Marvel character make a "truimph" return to the Marvel Universe. Lately, that "person" hasn't been in the mainstream Marvel Universe.
Another favorite comic is Astonishing X-Men #18. The conclusion to "Torn." Gotta hand it to Joss (Buffy, The Vampire Slayer) Whedon and John (Planetary) Cassaday for an "astonishing" story.
Other picks are 100 Bullets #78 and New Avengers #25.

Last point, I am still enjoying my Macbook Pro. :D
I also never expected someone to be using Bluetooth during CDNS4200 class and "try to steal" songs on my laptop. Well, you can't use my songs because it's protected. It's from the iTunes Store. Too bad, so sad. :D

Friday, November 10, 2006

What a Weird Friday - S2E12

I don't know how to explain it, but in Peter Hodgins' CDNS4400 class, it became strange because the one presentation was a one man show and somehow the partner for the presentation showed up late and then left like 15 mins later.
It was a bizarre time in class because of it. I looked at Peter and he was clueless and I acting puzzled myself. I looked at others if there were looking surprised as well. It was just downright bizarre on Friday.
As usual for myself, Friday is always my brutal day because of waking up early and going for early morning class and then the afternoon. I know it's depressing to have a Friday afternoon class.
After the short class, a few of us, including the prof. went to Mike's Place and it was enjoyable and nice to hear "interesting" stories.

Last thing, this entry will be Googled if you type "Peter Hodgins" :)

Comic picks from this past Wednesday.
Batman #658. All I will say that I was pretty disappointed with it. The final part of Grant Morrison and Andy Kubert's first run on the Cape Crusader ended on a flat note.
Two other comics I picked weren't from this week, they were from October. The Authority #1 (Another Grant Morrison comic) and Civil War: Choosing Sides.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Macbook Pro and Presentation - S2E11

Well, I am happy and partially relieved that I got my Macbook Pro and did the CDNS4200 presentation.
It couldn't come at a right time with the new laptop. It arrived on Wednesday and I was just happy to getting it. I still need to get used to the two finger scrolling and etc.

I don't know what to say, I am pretty sore from the tumble I had before class started. I thought I wasn't in any pain but after leaving Dunton Tower, I was feeling sore on my left leg.
All in all, I guess the presentation went well. Humourous or not, it was enjoyful using the remote control to use the presentation slides.

Now, it's time to try writing essays soon. It is crunch time.

Comic picks for this week. Criminal #2, Justice League of America #3 and American Virgin #8. Action Comics #844, which I picked up, but was released last week.

Here's a photo that I took on the bus using Photo Booth.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

What a Week and I Can't Wait For Something. Plus TV Shows Chat - S2E10

This hasn't been a great week for me because the house has no heat, furnace is broken and we need a new one. I haven't had a good sleep for the past few days.
No classes with Peter Hodgins until next Thursday. Except Tuesday where it will be a TA teaching.
Lucky or not, I still had to go to Carleton on Thursday to talk to meet up with my Canadian Humour group. I really wanted to stay home, but had to for the sake of the group.
Oh doh, if I write Peter Hodgins on my entries, my blog will be linked on Google if you type "Peter Hodgins".

I don't know what I have been concentrating on. The midterm for Canadian Provincial Politics for Monday, the group presentation for CDNS4200 - Canadian Popular Culture or trying to plan out the essays as soon as possible.
I am a bit nervous on the presentation next week. Whoever I tagged on Facebook, you know who I am talking. :D
Though, I got a "secret weapon" to showing it. Though, it's not Powerpoint. I don't know if you guys will like the effects.

What I am waiting for is the Macbook Pro with Intel Core 2 Duo processor. Though, I am not sure when it will be delivered. Oh, the one I picked is 2.16GHz, 1GB RAM, 120GB hard drive, 15 inch screen, and iWork '06 preinstalled. No glossy screen. I hope to get Aperture in the future and fiddle around with digital photos.
Too bad I won't be able to use it for the presentation next week. The iBook G4 will do for now.
It will be nice to use it on November 24 when I have a presentation for CDNS4400.

As for comics this week(to whoever got tagged on Facebook, you know who I am talking to :D), my picks are Seven Soldiers #1, Jack of Fables #4, New Avengers #24 and Planetary #26.
A new graphic novel released this week that I picked up is American Virgin Vol. 1: Head. I already have the first four issues in comic form, but the "extras" got me hooked, so I had to pick it up.

TV Chat: I had a chance to watch Torchwood via BT and I putted it on my iPod. All in all, the Doctor Who spin-off is excellent. It is edgy and more for grown-ups. I like the linking to the events that happened in Doctor Who. I don't know what time CBC will air Torchwood at. It is nice to see CBC getting credit on BBC television.
Another show that I also found on BT is Season 4 of Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law. I haven't had a chance to find Vol. 2 on DVD and I haven't watched any of Season 3 because I don't know if Teletoon aired further eps of it. I am a bit lost on the series because I haven't watched further than Season 1.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Welcome SPEAKEASY and Class Today - S2E9

Well, I guess it's "plug" time. I just want to give a "shoutout" to my cousin's blog. It's on Links section called "SPEAKEASY"
I hope you will like it. I don't know what kind of input I will bring to the other blog.

CDNS4200 - Canadian Popular Culture summary hijinks. The funny thing happened in class when one person could not talk due to some project/assignment/whatever. It was funny Peter Hodgins made fun of that person (you know who you are if you are reading this). What's more embarrassing for me is that I don't watch The Family Guy, The Jon Stewart Show and The Colbert Report. It's not that I don't care about the shows, I just don't have the interest. Oh yeah, same goes for Prison Break. Actually, I got class on Monday night, so it's not a big deal.
Glocalization. Oh man, that word just haunted me because I have Peter from another class and he explained about it.

Oh yes, comic pick ups from Wednesday.
I picked up Wildcats #1, Runaways #21, 100 Bullets #77 and my PICK of the WEEK is Fables: 1,001 Nights of Snowfall HC.
Two other comics I picked were Criminal #1 and Fables #1 Special Edition(for 25 cents US, 35 cents here). Those two comics were out on previous weeks. I did not go to the comic store for 2 weeks.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

My Life Is Funny - S2E8.5

It is still Tuesday, so it's somewhat entry #8 or 8.5. Plus, I really need to write about myself being funny because it has been in my head for so long and I hadn't got a chance to blog it out.

Lately, I've been thinking that my life has been funny because in certain classes, there's been so much linking up from other classes. Oh wait! It's Peter Hodgins' classes in Canadian Studies.
Funny thing today was I bumped into someone and he said the word, "Renfew", then in class today, I hear the word Renfrew again from the prof, but he was making jokes about it. I don't know how things are coincidental. Life is just silly now.
What was intimidating on Monday was going to St. Pats building at Carleton. I don't know why, something about it scared me. It felt I didn't feel welcomed being in the building. But I walked by and saw this prof, Christopher Waddell in the building. He was in his office. I somehow watch him on CBC Newsworld talking about politics or what not. He uses a Mac, LOL
It's been tiring for the past 2 days so far. I need more sleep.
Why do I keep thinking about gang from CDNS4200 and CDNS4400? Because you guys rock :D

Live@Carleton, Finally A Relaxing Week - S2E8

Man, I almost went through a brutal 2 weeks lately. Right now, I am somehow relieved with all the mayhem. I still need to do some readings and also plan on some essays. At least, it won't be a stressful time. I still haven't had a chance to update this blog. It is just that I am always at the 12th floor of Dunton Tower at Carleton University, which I am at. At least I get wireless internet.
Tomorrow, I can't wait for Fables: 1,001 Nights of Snowfall hardcover. It has been 2 weeks that I haven't gone to the comic store.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Oh Man, I Need To Die - S2E7

Oh okie, I guess people have heard or seen about it. Yes, I am talking about The Hoff, David Hasselhoff's novelty song, "Jump In My Car."
Why on Earth!!! Well, you should know that cheesy song is #3 in the UK chart. I did listen to it in the afternoon. It's laughable at best, but I will say that it's not my favorite song unless you want tease me on it. OK, I foolishly added the video on my iPod.
Thanks to an "anonymous person" in my Canadian Studies class who made me watch the video. All I can say is, "Thanks alot!" You almost killed me. :)
But hey, I love pop culture no matter what.

OK, here's the video via Google Video. Enjoy!

Friday, October 06, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving and Anticipating - S2E6

Happy Thanksgiving in Canada. Just don't want to confuse a few overseas people....ahem, Alyson! :D

Oh yeah, on Thanksgiving and post-Thanksgiving holiday, I am anticipating the return of The Hour on CBC or CBC Newsworld, depending on what time I will be watching at.
Another show I can't wait, though already watched it is Doctor Who.

I really need a Macbook Pro, but Apple hasn't revised. I need one badly... sort of. I know the iBook G4 is still going strong for me.

To Facebook users, the ones from CDNS4200 (You know who you are!), I hope you are reading this because I imported my entries to the Notes section. I want to check if you liked my previous entry. :D

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Overkill - S2E5

Due to the unexpecting nature of getting Carleton University in an odd manner, it will be difficult to do a "Live@Carleton" entry for the time being. I take my own apology for not getting to update the blog lately. Ok, here goes.
Yes, as the title says it, "overkill" is becoming the theme for my Fall term. Why? 3 reasons;
1) I chose three Canadian Studies classes with the same prof.
2) My Friday schedule is somewhat of an overkill because I got an 8.30am class and then another class at 2.30pm. I end at around 5pm, which feels depressing when leaving Carleton.
3)Two of Hodgins' class, I am the "brave soul" who will present first with a few people. Though, kind of coincidental because I have to deal with it in both classes. Good thing, it is a group presentation, but still nervous about it.

OK, ever since I started going to Carleton for several years, I've made up these types of themes when I had discussion group or class(starting in 3 year). Like PSCI3004(Political Parties & Elections in Canada), I realized that there were several people with Apple laptops and it made me smile.

For the Canadian Popular Culture class (a 4th year Canadian Studies class), I dunno if it's there's a theme or not, but I feel like I am dealing with some Journalism students there. Not a bad thing and just in case if one of you read it, you people are cool. The undergrad and grad students Journalism students :D

Oh yeah, for people in that class who use Facebook, I just want to say, YOU ROCK!!!!! :D It's fun to have contacts and somehow talk about that site in class, which was pretty hilarious. I can't name names, but you know who you are.
I hope you guys and gals can leave a comment on here. :)
I really want to get to know some of you better. I know I am somewhat "quiet" in class, but I make goofy faces whenever Hodgins says to everyone if they understood what he said or make some funny jokes.

What to expect this week, classes as usual, but I got two liondance performances. Just in case you don't know (i.e. the Canadian Popular Culture people, ahem), I am part of a liondance troupe, here's the website,

No comic picks due to not entering my blog lately.
That's all for now.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Been A Rough Few Days - S2S4

I don't know what to say, but it has been a rough couple of days because I have been feeling ill again. I am fine now.
Well, an exciting Wednesday because I *finally* got comics in September. The pic shows part of what I got.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Slowly Responding - S2E3

I haven't had a chance to keep up with the entries because I have been recovering from my cold and bad throat. It just hasn't been a great week because of it.
I had a chance to watch thru Survivor: Cook Islands. My thought is, "meh." Not much happened, but I am rooting for the Asian team. "Go Puka" :D
Finally changed my new look, got rid of my Roots jacket and changed it to another new Roots jacket. :) Silly me.

Just in case if some people I know from class who use Facebook, I hope you can leave a comment.
Kudos to a few Canadian Studies students if you happen to read this. The Friday people, YOU ROCK! :D
Kind of funny that the prof said I acted like Kramer from 'Seinfeld' on Thursday. The only problem with me is that I never bothered watching Seinfeld. I'm pretty boring when it comes to certain TV shows that people watch.
Another thing that is scaring me in Peter Hodgin's two 4th year Canadian Studies classes is that I seem to be the oldest person there. Me being the 2-6, augh. I know I somehow look young, LOL.
As for Facebook, I started using it in late August. Why? I have no clue how I got hooked on it.

Liondance performances on the weekend. I am thrilled about it since a few guys are returning from vacation and work scheduling.

Short Saturday Update: This will be a new part for my entries as it is will be my top picks in comic books. The book I am holding up is "Prince of Baghdad" from Vertigo Comics.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Live@Carleton Sept. 12, 2006 - S2E2

I am still recovering from my cold and sore throat.
Typing this entry in the library.
I got Justin Timberlake's new album (Clean version) added to my iPod, but I haven't listened to it yet.
I am somehow forgeting what day is it.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Live@Carleton Sept. 11

This is not what I expected for today. I totally feeling like crap. Sore throat, stuffy nose and headache, what more can happen?
What will I be missing tonight? CBC News: Tonight, WWE Monday Night RAW and Access Hollywood.
It is great to be writing not from home.

What I Missed and What To Expect

This is still S2E1 for this blog entry.
Since I took a break and ended "season 1" for my blog, what I didn't get to write were TV shows and music. I didn't expect to hear some competition from Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, and etc. In my opinion, my choices for the Summer Songs of 2006 are Hips Don't Lie by Shakira f/ Wyclef Jean and Crazy by Gnarls Barkley.
As for television, I didn't know that Fox made a head start when putting season premieres for Prison Break and House M.D.
Oh yeah, the big talk last week was CBS Evening News with Katie Couric and Rosie O'Donnell on The View.
I watched both and they seemed to be alright.
Another show that has been in the news is Survivor: Cook Islands. I don't know what to expect. The big fuss is the 4 tribes being separated by race sounds like it's not a big deal.

What to expect coming up?
The Law & Order season premieres, including Special Victims Unit and Criminal Intent.
LOST will be in October, NOOOOOOOOO

What else am I anticipating on CBC?
CBC News: The Hour. Almost less than a month away and I wonder what will Strombo put up his sleeve for season 3 of The Hour.
Another show is Doctor Who Series/Season 2. I already watched it on my iPod video, but I am looking forward to rewatching it again.

Season 2 Reload - Sept. 11

Finally back on, this is S2E1 or season 2, entry #1. More entries will be written later today. Due to the fact that I have succumb to a sore throat. I just hope to add more entries.
To start off season 2, today is the 5th anniversary of 9/11. The attacks in New York City and Washington changed everyone because we are now in a reality where no one is safe.
The destruction of the World Trade Center brought shock and sadness because it was once stood as the landmark of NYC.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Season 2 Coming Up

I should back by week of September 11.

Monday, August 14, 2006

End of Blog, Season 1

I guess it could of been awhile back when I should of ended blogging for a bit since it's the Summer season. The "upcoming" season will start in September. Ending at 30 posts seems like an equivalent to almost a season.
So far, changes have happened. Two friends will be leaving Ottawa. Mr. Crick, who I have known for a few seasons, I mean year, is off to Boston and longtime friend, Eric Chan is off to Japan.
I don't know who I will be seeing when returning to Carleton University in my final year (I hope) and "season." :)

No changes on the blog, it will be the same, no new look.
The only new look for me will be new glasses(coming soon) and a new Roots jacket.

So, for the remaining weeks of August, I am not writing an entry.
Hmmm, I wonder if Miss Alyson Hau is reading this blog. Oh well, it will be searched on Google under "Alyson Hau."
I think the CBC(Ahem, The Hour gang) should sign her, I mean George Stroumbo should check up on her website. Though, the slight problem maybe the visa issue. Oh well, just kidding. Although, it would be nice of her to come to Canada. :D

August 16, 2006 - Slight Update: Fixed the Links to open on separate windows.

Monday, August 07, 2006

New Links Added

Another "shameless" plug and most likely will be googled up.
I added Miss Alyson Hau's website to my list of links.
She's a great radio DJ from Hong Kong. (Sorry if I am sucking up, LOL) She's in no ways like George Stroumboulopoulos (oh whoops, another shameless plug to another person), but she still great job done in HK. :D
She specializes on the English artists in Hong Kong. So, no fluffy Cantopop silliness. :D
Well, I helped her create her bio on Wikipedia, another way of sucking up to her. :D

Oh doh, forgot to add because I am a guest contributor. Check that one, Ally. To "The Hour" and/or George Strombo followers. I last talked to Ally about good ol' Strombo and said that he has a nose ring. Her response was, "Cool." Now, I don't want to think about The One: Making A Star. :)

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

We're Now Onto August

Oh man, it's August and I didn't know that time flies by so fast. Well, at least I want to go back to Carleton University and hopefully finish my year for 2006-2007.
Insane day for me because I was expecting a call from a friend and I had to wait for pretty long. At least it was worth it because I won't be seeing him for awhile. I hope he enjoys The Walking Dead HC Vol. 1 and other goodies I gave to him as his parting gift to Boston.
This week's picks for comics, NONE. It's the first week of August, there's not much good comics out to start it off.
It looks like I will have no new comics for next week. What a bummer and how depressing for me.
For the past few days, I was adding 2 new bios on Wikipedia. One is someone who I usually contact (*Look at previous blog entry). Yes! Alyson Hau has a Wikipedia bio and I "wonder" who created it for her. :D

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Final Weekend of July

Man, time has come by so fast. Another boring night on Saturday, except for listening to Miss Alyson Hau from Hong Kong. She is heard on RTHK Radio 3 in Hong Kong. I haven't heard from her for awhile cause she was busy with school and etc.
That's all I can comment for now.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Went To Ottawa Bluesfest On Friday Night

It's been awhile that I went to a concert. I went to the Metric concert at Bluefest. It was a good concert and the only problem being that I am not familiar with songs by Metric. The funny thing that happened was meeting up a friend and I gave him my ticket and he got his wristbands and not pay. It's odd that Bluesfest has becoming "hip" by bringing in big stars like Nelly Furtado, Rihanna and others who don't have a style to Blues music.
The past several days seem to be very hot and going out to Bluesfest was just unbearable. I was sweating like crazy. Thank goodness I did not take the bus back home.
Summer is totally in full swing.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

July Reply

Well, it's been awhile that I haven't blogged. I was suppose to write an early July entry, but I just forgot. Exciting July so far. I hosted a BBQ on July 2, the day after Canada Day, gee. Overall, my friends liked it and I went bonkers and almost lost my voice.
Doctor Who Series 2 ended in the UK and the final two episode was just amazing. I got an unexpected gift from a friend who works at The Comic Book Shoppe. All the hard work by transferring episodes of Doctor Who to his iPod video really paid off.
Watched Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest on July 7 and it was not bad.

Here's my stack of readings from the graphic novels I own. I hope you recognize what trade is what. :D
The second photo, you see a comic called "Mouse Guard." By fluke, I got the comic on July 3 and paid at normal Canadian price, around $3. Right now, that comic is fetching at least $50-60. That's just crazy.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Photo from June 15.

Here are a photo from June 15. That's Viv, Ziad, me and Mike. Enjoy. Finally, my profile pic updated.

Well, I have been watching some FIFA World Cup Football 2006 lately. Who to cheer for? Not sure, I really hope England gets through. Looks like France won't.

Spider-Man revealing his identity in Civil War #2. I hope Marvel Comics makes it good. There seems to be a good and bad point to Spidey revealing himself.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

How Wonderful

Well, another comic talk this week. The comic I like to blog about is Wonder Woman #1. DC relaunched it this week and so far, it has been "wonderful." The writer on the helm is former OC writer, Allan Heinberg. The art is drawn by Terry Dodson.

Well, here's the response I had with Allan Heinberg from MySpace. I gotta say, thank you George Strumboloupolos for plugging MySpace like crazy. I have been using MySpace for awhile, but I never realized that celebrities are using it. Here's my response.
"I got a chance to flip thru it and I gotta say that it's "wonderful." :)
Oh yeah, I bought 2 copies. One for myself and another for a friend who doesn't know he's getting it. :)
I kind of regret not getting Young Avengers due to being skeptical, but gave it to my friend. My friend totally loved Young Avengers, plus he's an OC fan as well.
I read Young Avengers before giving it to my friend. I gotta say that it's great. At least, I hope Marvel puts it out on oversized hardcover, then I will be happy instead.
The sad part is that my friend is going off to Boston for law school in August. So, I will be picking up the slack and getting your comic work. :D
Looking forward to Young Avengers Season 2 next year.

Last thing, I wanted to get the Adam Kubert variant, but it could be expensive because the owner prices it at over $10 or $20 Canadian. "

Here's Allan Heinberg's response:
Dude, you're too nice to me. (I love it.) :)

And I'm hoping for that oversized hardcover, myself. I'll let you know via MySpace if it happens.

Thanks, man.

-- Heinberg

Last point, I am soooooo sad that CBC News: The Hour with George Strumboloupolos had it's "season finale." I also "wonder" if George picked up Wonder Woman #1.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

What A Wednesday

Oh boy, I missed The Hour on Wednesday. For some reason, I had to record Gameshow Marathon. Hey, it's the Price Is Right and I grew up watching it.
On Tuesday night, I went to the Canadian Museum of Civlization for CBC's Foreign Correspondent Forum. It was great and informative. I just hope I am not shown in the crowd for tonight's airing on CBC Newsworld. I was able to get Peter Mansbridge's signature. I wanted to ask him about George Strumbo, but I couldn't think of a question linking to George. I only asked him if he uses an iPod and he does. LOL
I missed Wednesday's edition of The Hour and George talked to Adrienne Arsenault as part of CBC's Foreign Correspondents Week. Damn, I missed it.

Comic picks for me are Runaways #16, Ultimate Fantastic Four #30 and Superman/Batman #26(got 2 copies, I hope my friend is not reading this blog)
Plus, I picked up Son of #6 for my friend as well.
What's special about Superman/Batman #26? Well, it's a tribute to a boy who passed away in 2005. It was Jeph Loeb's son, Sam. He had a 3 year battle with cancer. I know I have been talking to an employee at The Comic Book Shoppe and he told he's not really a big fan of Jeph Loeb(for non comic fans, he did Teen Wolf starring Michael J. Fox) because his storytelling is awful. I never knew that Jeph Loeb is an awful writer. I kept that thought for so long with the notion that he is a bad writer. His son wrote a story featuring Robin and Superboy, but he was not able to finish it up because of his illness from cancer. What I liked about that issue is that it features 26 people on the comic. 11 writers and 15 artists on it to help finish Sam Loeb's story. It was a nice and fitting story. I won't criticize or be negative on it, I bought for what it's worth, the notion of reading for enjoyment.
I hope my friend will understand it when I give him that issue. Don't worry about the money and etc. Just keep it. No matter what, I am still getting you some comics as a surprise before you leave to Beantown, I mean B-Town, I mean BosSox Nation, I totally mean Boston.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Short Update

Sorry for the lack of updates. Still haven't recovered from not catching up because my friend didn't get his comics(ie. 52).
I only picked up a graphic novel, Loveless Vol. 1 from Vertigo Comics for May 24, 2006.

Lost season finale. I wonder what will happen. Before Lost, I hope to watch CBC News: The Hour. Just hope it does not conflict my tv watching schedule.

X-Men: The Last Stand, I can't wait until Friday, although I'm worried it might be not good. *crosses fingers*

Just in case you didn't know, I updated a previous entry, here's the link Just comment who you choose, since there is a "bigger" playing field. :)

Friday, May 19, 2006

Summer Movies Have Started

OK, it's not Summer yet, but the hype of certain movies have started. I watched "The DaVinci Code" and my response is not excellent, nor bad. I had no clue what to say about the movie. I felt there was not any excitment.
Up next will be X-Men: The Last Stand. Yes, I am a big X-Men fan and I wonder what comic is based on. Since, the 2nd movie was based on "God Loves, Man Kills", which people did not know much about. It's an obscure comic from Marvel, based on their Graphic Novel series back in the 1980s.
I'm finally back in full swing with movies because last year, the only movie of 2005 that I watched was Batman Begins.
So far, The DaVinci Code did not excite me. I hope X-Men: The Last Stand will excite me.

Sorry for the lack of entry because my plan in meeting up my buddy(you know who you are) was changed and pushed back. So, I didn't want to leak out DC's weekly maxi-series, 52 to him.

Hmmmm, I wonder what George Strumbolopoulos of CBC News: The Hour would think of the movie come Monday on The Hour. :D Just a shameless plug and easy search if The Hour gang will find.
I also wonder if George watched any of the May sweeps...season finale and series finale of shows like Will & Grace and That '70s Show.
Short update: I am wondering if George watched "The DaVinci Code." What would be his thoughts of the movie. I totally wasn't pleased by it. That's all I can think because I had an idea on my blog on what to say about The Hour and my mind just went blank.

I have been watching the season finales of tv shows like the Law & Order series, Crossing Jordan, and etc. Am I hooked? Probably not, just bored. :)

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Tried Out 2 New Chips

Even though, I was not feeling well on a Saturday, I managed to go out for grocery shopping. Being a curious consumer, there were 2 new chip flavours. One was Dorito's Sweet Chili Heat and the other was Miss Vickie's Roasted Red Pepper Grill.
Both of the chip seemed alright, but it wasn't good for my tongue since I can't stand HOT or spicy.
The Doritos tasted sweet in the beginning but burned my tongue. The Miss Vickie's Red Pepper almost burned my tongue. All in all, they were alright, but hot flavours cannot be good for me.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Choosing Sides - Updated May 24

To anyone reading this, which side do you choose? Updated with added silliness. Found it on a message board. Sorry for the "stealing" :)

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Old Event, New Event

Since one "big" event has ended, another new "big" event has come. That's right, Infinite Crisis #7 from DC Comics concludes while Marvel brings in their Civil War.
So far, I don't know what to say about the two comics. It's very difficult to explain since a friend is sick, while other buddies are occupied and one is away.
I need...assistance....please.
Just read The Exterminators #5 and boy, it was hilarious.
Well, there will be Free Comic Book Day this Saturday. That should give me some good motivation if I meet with my friend if he's well.
Second last point, I still haven't figure out how to theme my blog. It has been more about comics. So, I hope to mix it once in awhile.

Last point, it was shown on BKV's forum, here's the image I took on Tuesday. From the convention. A sketch from Runaways artist, Adrian Alphona

Friday, April 28, 2006

In Toronto

Yep, I am in "hated" TO. :)
So far, the first day of the Toronto Comicon was pretty good, but the size is left to be desired.
I got a chance to get autographs from Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner and etc.
It was pretty heavy having to carry books. Ugh.
I'm kind of tired. Phew.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Civil War....Countdown

Tick tock to Mr. Kevin is coming.

No Video Update - Comic Talk

No video update for this week.
Comics I got this week are Astonishing X-Men #14, Runaways #15 and Ultimate Fantastic Four #29.
Plus, the end of month hijinks like Wizard Magazine #176(full of fluff now), Previews Magazine for July releases and Marvel Preview for July.
Off to Toronto on Friday for the Paradise Comics Toronto Comicon.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Happy, Crazy Monday

Even though I ended my final exam and I want to not think about it. All in all, I had a good day after the exam, I was listening to CRHK( and the DJ got my question to ask Taiwanese singer, Lee-Hom Wang. I was happy that he answered.
Then at night, I was watching CBC News: The Hour, I sent a message to George Strumboloupolos about Marvel Comics and he responded right away. I was like, "Whoa!"
I'm just happy that I got things responded all on Monday. :)
(Update April 26): I thought that no one was probably watching The Hour back on Easter Monday. I'm surprised that George knows and is interested about comics. The rumor I wrote to him, George said it with enthusiam. That was mighty cool. I also know that George is 'rasslin fan. I am still a wrestling fan. George seems to be a fan of everything.

Spider-Man to possibly reveal his identity in 'Civil War' has not sunk in my mind yet. I don't think it's important to me, but it's a "wait & see" approach.
Last thing was knowing about superheroes and religion gave me a better perspective on the character, except for Superman. Several days later from The Hour broadcast, I had a discussion about Superman's religion. One person told me he's not, it's based on the writer's perspective.

Update April 26: Somehow, I am linked on The Hour's website, Thanks George and The Hour team.
Please have the video up soon.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Monday Exam...Last One

After Monday, done for the season. :)
Now, I can try out the video blog soon.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Something to Try

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A video I made awhile ago. I was trying to test it out on this blog, but I had some problems not knowing how do it.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Live@Carleton April 5 Final Edition for the Season

This is it! I am writing this entry for final time in the regular school year. Writing at the tunnels near the Carleton U Library.
I dunno if it's bittersweet, but I have one more year of Carleton to hopefully finish up.
The odd thing about today that it's still snowing. It's suppose to be Spring.
Comics this week, lots of it. Infinite Crisis #6, Planetary #25, and The Exterminators #4. Whoa man, lots of good reads.

Friday, March 31, 2006

Remembering Leslie Cheung - April 1, 2003

It's been 3 years since Leslie Cheung left fans throughout Hong Kong and all over the world. Everytime I listen to his song, I would feel sad because he is no longer around. I still remember that morning where I was woken up by my brother and I thought it was a joke, but I later realized it was true. Here's some images that I wanted to put up.
On Thursday, I was listening to CRHK( and their overnight program, the DJ played Leslie Cheung songs and interviews. He also read messages from people on the message board on the radio station's website. Somehow, he read my message and I was just happy.
Sites to look up are
Leslie Cheung Profile on

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Live@Carleton March 29...Second Last Edition For The Season

This is probably the second last entry of the season since the Winter term at Carleton University is finishing up.
Alright, it's a very nice day today.
Comic talk. My picks are All-Star Superman #3, New Avengers: The Illuminati and the mighty hardcover, Alias Omnibus.
I hope to do a short write up on the comics.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

New Pics

I posted up new pics on my brand spanking new webpage. Here's the link,

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Live@Carleton March 23

Well, a new "#1" for Live@Carleton on this blog. It's an unusual day for me because I don't have class on Thursday. I'm just sitting in the library and using my laptop. Enjoying the music from a radio station from Hong Kong.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Comics For March 22, 2006

Sort of updating.
My pick this week is just one comic. That happens to be Ultimate Fantastic Four #28.
Sounds like a lacklustre week, but one comic is pretty good enough.
Oh, I got a graphic novel this week.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

New Entry

Hello everyone, this is a new start for this blog. I forgot I had my Blogger account for so long. I had it since 2001.
I've been trying to figure out how to delete the old posts. Well, I'm starting from scratch on it.