i haven't said enough...
Thursday, April 28, 2005
dang it, they're dating?! see here and here.

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  i think i got an A
my finals in painting is done. me happy. i kinda got a great review among my peers in the beginners class and even good comments from the higher level painters in the intermediate and advanced classes. here's my work:

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there's only one negative comment: it's that straight line at the bottom. the suggestion was the keep the grass running over the wave. when i find time, i will do something kinda like this:

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i have pictures of the other paintings. i'll post 'em after finals, i'm kinda busy right now. still have to call dad to borrow his van, my painting doesn't fit in a car!
Sunday, April 24, 2005
  constantine was on elimidate.
who would have thunk? here's the link where you can download the episode. and he won, too! let's see if he can pull this one too in american idol. but i doubt he can beat my girl carrie.
Thursday, April 21, 2005
  my final work is taking shape
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Saturday, April 16, 2005
  WOW. again, WOW.
my cousin cheryl got an internship in harvard. WOW.
the amazing thing is she was a problem child when she was younger. she was pretty much a pain in the ass, sneaking out when they were living in the ranch, going out drinking, walking in the dark and all that. she even dropped out from school when she was 15. then she decided to get a GED (anyone, is there an equivalent of this in the philippines?)and try to get an associates in PCC (her mom's and my dad's alma mater). and look at her now! an internship in freakin' harvard! i am blown away.
here's her story in the local paper around here in pueblo.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005
  brown hawk down
on my out of the art studio, i saw what i thought was an owl, circling down on a - get this - a rabbit. so i was thinking, this can't be an owl. it looked like a hawk, i'm not sure though, i dunno my birds. but i did get pretty close to it and took a picture. scared the hell out of me, i was scared it will attack me. but then again there is no way it can pick me up, ha!

here's a closer look, but it's a bit grainy though. my phone's got bad resolution.

Monday, April 11, 2005
painting class was great today! we did a critique of the stuff we did for the past week:

we got out early, so i finished stretching my canvas, all i need to do is gesso the whole thing. it feels great to make your own canvas! makes you appreciate more the work that is not there yet knowing you made the canvas with your own chubby fingers. and it is bigger than i thought it would be, 54x54 inches does not sound big but it is after finishing it and standing next to it.
then i sneaked to the studio next door where the intermediate painting students are working. dang, they have good stuff! these people work with oil, and they are really good.
i dunno the name of the guy who made this. he doesn't show up in class too much. he just pops in when they have to turn in something. pretty neat huh?

this one is by eric. he likes shock value in his works. this is actually one of the subdued ones he made:

this one is by nicole. she's a good painter, too. she is into painting the female form. once, she did hermaphrodite painting, and it was pretty good. here's another work she made, and it's huge! note the stepladder on the left:

this is another good one. i forgot her name, though, my bad, considering she helped me in stretching my canvas! anyway, this piece looks simple, but the mere smoothness of her work and the energy it has, it kinda pulls you in into this vortex. she's not done with it, actually, she has another painting about the same size (48x48) which she'll cut through! so it would be a painting on top of a painting. pretty neat concept, i hope it materializes well:
  brandie and i got bored
last saturday night, i trained one of the front desk people at motel6 to do night audit. since i will be gone for a while some time june for d.c. and some time august for my cousin meg's wedding, she might work for me those nights.

here she is, goofing off:

  it's late... um, maybe early
it's past one in the morning. i can't sleep. as mush as i want to attribute this to the fact that i just worked last night and my bio clock is all fucked up, it's not that. i've been thinking again. i hate it when it is so quiet since i do my thinking then. there is a reason why i never turn off the tv when i sleep.
i always feel overwhelmed, like a deluge of worries would sweep me away. must be the weather, it's been raining and the wind is howling. damn weather.
i got to get some sleep. i have miles to go...
Sunday, April 10, 2005
  phunk you
can't wait for the new black eyed peas album to come out. i saw the vid for their new single don't phunk with my heart, and dang, fergie's hot as ever.
Friday, April 08, 2005
  pandora was great!
er... 'nuff said.
hey, does anyone know any other free image-posting and picture-uploading website aside from photobucket and ripway?
Thursday, April 07, 2005
  carpentry 101
i'm working on a canvas for my finals in painting, and guess what, i made my own. i mean i bought my own 1x2s and cut 'em to the size i want (54x54) and all that. now i only need to stretch out a canvas on it.

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and check this out:
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i still have my fingers. all ten chubby digits.
Tuesday, April 05, 2005
  i'm so happy
just got new books from amazon today. will start reading right away :-)

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  here's my cousin meg
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Monday, April 04, 2005
  buffalos roaming
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Sunday, April 03, 2005
  i got bored at work
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Saturday, April 02, 2005
  it is kinda sad
when i was born, i think the Pope was only in his second year of reign. it was a lengthy service - 26 years. i was reading this article over at cnn saying that only two other popes served longer than he did, saint peter and pius ix.

i feel sad mainly because i grew up with him. i remember studying about his life in my religion classes as early as the first grade. he was a hiker, a soccer player, a very sportsy guy in his younger days. well, his young days were pretty much cut off when he lost his mom when he was nine and his brother when he was twelve. who would have thunk he would turn to holy orders when he was 26.

he canonized lots of saints. i'm guessing it's in the hundreds. he canonized two canossian sisters: founder saint magdalene of canossa and african slave saint josephine bakhita. he canonized philippines' first saint in'87. the same with padre pio. all three in my lifetime. and by golly, did he travel! and he was shot early in his papacy. he fought against communism. he was a very conservative pope. he loved the virgin mary. he loved the youth. he spoke eight languages. he was a remarkable man.

i wonder how things are gonna work out. this is so dan brown. if you've read both angels and demons and the da vinci code, you'd know what i'm talking about. also reminded me of that movie eurotrip.

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eternal rest, grant on to him, oh Lord, and let the perpetual light shine upon him. amen.

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