ksolaris: (Default)
Let me count the ways. XDD

kitty photos ahoy! )

All photos taken using Cliff/Maoi's awesome Canon 10D (the manual of which I am yet to read...). No cropping. All I know how to do in Photoshop is use the Auto Levels/Auto Contrast button. XDD
ksolaris: (Default)
We are in need of a reliable video editor for occasional projects. Just short video clips, 10 minutes long at the MOST.

We'll need his/her services probably about once or twice a month, tops. Needs to be able to work with deadlines, raw digital footage and lulz.

We're willing to pay. We'll negotiate later. :3

If you can recommend anyone, or if you want to apply for it, please send us samples of your work at thelolidudes at gmail dot com. Please have the email addressed to me, Kristine/K/ksolaris.

Thank you~~~~ ^____________^
ksolaris: (tadakichi)
FINALLY. I really should have figured this out earlier. Hehehe...

Well, here you go, something to look at, just so you know that yes, I am alive. :D


EDIT: Is it just me or it it showing up in a tiny iframe? T_T

ksolaris: (word up)
... um, hi? :3

Yes, PLURK has taken my soul. Hehe. Anyway, I'm back. I think. Sorry, LJ. Don't worry, I still love you.
ksolaris: (word up)
... seem to reaffirm what I already know. The affirmation is much-appreciated, though. :p

Got it from AstroProfile.com and I highlighted bits of it.

Here's to Capricorns everywhere~! XDD
ksolaris: (nana)
I've mentioned some time ago that our cat gave birth to four kittens, and I've also been complaining on Plurk that we've been losing sleep over herding cats who have just discovered the wonders of running, jumping and climbing. Especially climbing.

And I feel fluffy today.

So, I give you... CAT PICTURES!

The rest of the photos are in my Multiply Album. ^_^
ksolaris: (dark zelda)
Don't think you're off the hook yet.

NEVER underestimate the powers of Google Cache. You shit on the internet once, it's there forever. Or at least for a certain amount of time, EVEN AFTER YOU'VE REMOVED IT FROM YOUR WEBSITE.

Now, isn't that nice, hmmm?

A big thank you to R who has graced us with this wonderful morsel. XDDDDD

And so, just in case it gets wiped from cache as well, here it is. I took a screenshot of the entire cached page for posterity.

ABS-CBN'S ANNOUNCEMENT ON THEIR WEBSITE THAT THEY WERE GONNA COME UP WITH A DUMB REMAKE OF AN ALREADY-DUMB FILM WHICH IS BASED ON AN EVEN DUMBER BOOK. And yes, this was exactly five days before they started washing their hands of the whole thing, claiming that they NEVER made an announcement, and then blaming Perez Hilton for everything. Personally, I think Perez Hilton should sue their asses off.

Liar, liar... )

Oh, and also, even that Erratum of yours is horrible. All is lost. The network has forever lost credibility in my eyes.

Yes, I do believe that the Spider Queen shall be pleased.

This is the reason why I don't watch local TV anymore. It's worthless.
ksolaris: (nana)
This is my first post of the year, and already I begin to wonder what's going to be running through my head when I read this at around the same time next year. So let's see...

First off, let me talk about 2008.

The year that has just ended has left me with many lessons which I do believe will stay with me for a good while. If I could draw a card that would best signify 2008, it would be The Tower. It was a year of surprises, of upheavals, of changes... but all for the better.

I've been caught off-guard too many times this past year, but I've learned from my mistakes. I've also tolerated a lot of things which I shouldn't have, and I let a lot of things pass me by when that should not have been the case. It took something sudden and terrifying to happen for me to realize all this, and for me to wake up, get up and get moving again.

I let myself fall into a rut and I allowed myself to pretend that I was comfortable and contented to be in such a state. Apparently, I was insulting the Universe, and all it could possibly give by thinking as such, and as punishment, it gave me a powerful reminder that mediocrity or self-pity is not one of its most favored traits.

As a parting shot, 2008 also revealed the truth about certain people to me, and I am very grateful for the knowledge. Such a gift is not one to be taken with merely a simple "thank you".

Now, for the upcoming year, 2009.

When the clocks struck midnight last New Year's Eve, I promised myself that this year would be Card 13: Death. Whereas other people see the 13th card of the Tarot in a negative light, as an end to all that is dear to them, one has to remember that in the Tarot, Death signifies something more profound than merely ceasing to exist. It signifies change, destroying the old in order to give way to something new. It is a transition or a transformation. It is part of the natural cycle of destruction and creation. I hold much love for this card, and I aim to follow the lesson it attempts to teach.

Already, I have begun. I have shed unwanted and unnecessary burdens, and I am more than ready to welcome the new opportunities, challenges and lessons that I have made room for. I am eager for the transformations to begin, and for new life to spring from the ashes of the bridges I have burned.

I have promised myself that this year, I shall respect myself more, and believe in my own self-worth. I will no longer tolerate people who are not important in my life to dictate how far I can go or what I can or cannot do. A year and a half of my life has already been wasted in such a way, and I will no longer allow something so precious to be taken away from me again.

No more pointless complaining. No more quietly bearing it all and gritting my teeth. No longer will I allow myself to think that THIS is fine when it's NOT. No longer will I accept things that revile me and completely goes against my beliefs. No longer will I allow undeserving people to belittle me. No more fear. No more regrets.

It's my time now. I've been given the signal, and I've been provided with the tools. I plan to make use of it well, and they better be ready.

The Universe is great and awesome in every way, with all it can give and provide. To expect any less of it would be a damned shame.

I have emptied myself out for you. Now, COME!
ksolaris: (nana)
It's that time of year,
Leave all our hopelessnesses aside
(if just for a little while)
Tears stop right here,
I know we've all had a bumpy ride
(I’m secretly on your side)

How did you know?
It's what I always wanted,
You can never have too many of these
Will ya quit kicking me under the table?
I'm trying, will somebody make her shut up about it?
Can we settle down please?

It's that time of year,
Leave all our hopelessnesses aside
(if just for a little while)
Tears stop right here,
I know we've all had a bumpy ride
(I’m secretly on your side)

Bite your tongue
Deep breaths
Count to ten
Nod your head

I think something is burning,
Now you've ruined the whole thing
Muffle the smoke alarm
Whoever put on this music
Had better quick, sharp, remove it
Pour me another
Oh, don't wag your finger at me

It's that time of year,
Leave all our hopelessnesses aside
(if just for a little while)
Tears stop right here,
I know we've all had a bumpy ride
(I’m secretly on your side)

Will ya get me outta her, Get me outta here, Get me outta here
Just for now...

~ Imogen Heap, "Just For Now"

Goodbye, 2008. It was nice knowing you. I won't forget the lessons you've taught me, and the gifts you've given.

Hello, 2009. ^_^

Happy New Year, everyone. Stay safe and always love yourself.
ksolaris: (word up)
This is just GOLDEN, and I have to thank [livejournal.com profile] kaoko_cow for this tidbit that made my day today.

So, okay.

FIRST, ABS-CBN PROUDLY declares that they have bagged the rights for a local Twilight remake to be called "Takipsilim". And yes, I DO remember clicking on links that DO take you to THEIR WEBSITE. The news explodes, everyone picks up on it and cites the original news article on ABS-CBN's site.


ABS-CBS apparently did not expect people to react negatively to such a dumb idea in the first place, because... well... because they thought it would be awesome. SO, days later, the story was pulled from the site.

NOW, ABS-CBN is doing a major backpedal, stating that they NEVER said anything about making a local version of Twilight with an ugly-ass actor playing the supposedly-dashing Edward, and that everything we've read so far, is wrong.


Lol. So, does anyone have any screenies of the original story that was posted on ABS-CBN's website, or did we ALL (yes, all 1 million or so of us web denizens) just imagine it all up? I'd really appreciate it if someone could provide me with it, so feel free to let me know, mmmkay? XDDDD

Oh, and by the way, personally, I just don't think it's such a good idea to start pointing fingers at Perez Hilton or his blog. I mean, if your researchers put a little more effort into it (as in, one click away), it should be noted that the person closer to home that they should be citing would most likely be someone named Edgar O. Cruz instead. Just saying. ^_^;;
ksolaris: (dark zelda)
I thought it was bad yesterday, but for the second day in a row, you have managed to piss me off.

Not only have you issued a stupidly-thought-out and half-assed apology, but I do believe that your bastard of a son is also trying to justify his beating up an old man and a young boy in front of a young lady.

According to the report, your son says that:

he talked with the elder De la Paz in a nice way but the man hit him instead with an umbrella and hurled invectives and twice challenged him to a fight.


Dear Sniveling Spawn and Walking Turd. Yes, you, Junior.

So... as a government official, you therefore have the RIGHT to beat the old man senseless. You also have the RIGHT to KEEP BEATING THE BEJEEZUS OUT OF HIM even if he's near unconscious and his young boy is BEGGING you to STOP. Heck, you even have the RIGHT to BEAT THE YOUNG BOY AS WELL for having a "bad attitude", because apparently, begging someone to stop hurting your father is evil and unacceptable. Also, as privileged, righteous and oh-so-wonderful public servants and government officials, you were also JUSTIFIED when you decided to FOLLOW the INJURED family back to the clubhouse AFTER they have retreated, and then KEEP BEATING THEM AND EVEN THREATEN THEM WITH GUNS.

Oh, and yeah, YOU CARRYING GUNS AT A GOLF CLUB WHERE THEY'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE IN THE FIRST PLACE, is also JUSTIFIED, because you'll never know when you might decide that you feel like breaking golf etiquette and someone might get upset by it and try to hit you with an UMBRELLA.

All JUSTIFIED. What you did was RIGHT, apparently, because hell, an old man hit you with an UMBRELLA (PROVIDED that that little tidbit that has surfaced JUST NOW is actually TRUE, and you're not feeding us more bullshit, like your type always does...), so THEREFORE, beating him and his 14-year-old boy was the CORRECT COURSE OF ACTION AND IS THEREFORE JUSTIFIED.


Oh, and yeah, according to your Daddy's apology:

"Bilang isang government official ako ay humihingi ng paumanhin sa nangyari, hindi naman po kagustuhan ng bawat isa ito (As a government official, I am apologizing for the incident, no one wanted this to happen)," said Pangandaman.

Wow. I understand. I mean, you must have REALLY not wanted it to happen when you KEPT BEATING THE BEJEEZUS OUT OF HIM even if he's near unconscious and his young boy was BEGGING you to STOP. You must have also tried SO VERY HARD to avoid conflict when you all decided to FOLLOW the INJURED family back to the clubhouse AFTER they have retreated, and then KEEP BEATING THEM AND EVEN THREATEN THEM WITH GUNS.

You must be so proud. Your parents must be so proud. Your children must be so proud about what such RIGHTEOUS people their elders are.

Well, you know what?

I hope you and your kind get what's coming to you. One way or another.

Murderously Revolted,

~ K
ksolaris: (dark zelda)
Reposting entry from Bambee de la Paz's blog:


The world has gone crazy.

So, I just had the worst day of my life.

At around 1:30 PM today, at Valley Golf and Country Club, Antipolo City, Mayor Nasser Pangandaman, Jr., Mayor of Masiu City, Lanao del Sur, his father, Secretary Nasser Pangandaman of the Department of Agrarian Reform, and company, beat my defenseless 56-year-old dad and my 14-year-old brother to a pulp because of some stupid misunderstanding on the golf course.

Read about the whole ordeal )

More links:
Reyna Elena's post
Inquirer news article


I hope the Universe gives them what they fucking deserve.
ksolaris: (nana)

May your holidays be merry, bountiful, and radiation-free! ^_^

2008 Meme

Dec. 24th, 2008 10:16 am
ksolaris: (word up)
(as ganked from h_matsumoto ^_^)

1. What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
- whole-heartedly, fearlessly and deliberately walk away from something that made me unhappy. I've walked away from a lot of things in the past, but always with a bit of apprehension, and maybe regret. Not this time, though.
-Shop like there was no tomorrow and as if my wallet was bottomless! XDDD

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
- I stopped making resolutions many years ago since I keep forgetting what they are. XDDD

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
- Nope.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
- Nope.

5. What countries did you visit?
- None. T_T

6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
- The chance to travel abroad
- The chance/resources/time to study... something, anything. ^_^

7. What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
- November 26. I got my job offer from my new company. I resigned from PS the next day. XD

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
- See number 7.

9. What was your biggest failure?
- That I didn't do it sooner, when I started to realize that we got the short end of the stick afterall, and some people were not willing to deliver what they promised.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
- I had a bad tooth that had to be taken out, a yeast infection, a couple of flu attacks.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
- This new video card and wi-fi card that we're using right now!! WHOOOOO!!! Oh, and a whole BUNCH Of books and graphic novels!!! ^_______^

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
- Kate, a friend of mine who stayed strong despite not achieving what she originally set out to do in SG. :)

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
- Myself, I suppose, for knowing I was unhappy but being too scared to do anything about it sooner. XDD

14. Where did most of your money go?
- RENT, BILLS AND GROCERIES! But not anymore!

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
- a new job. Fallout 3. XD

16. What song will always remind you of 2008?
- The live version of the Eheads' "Minsan" ^_^

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
- happier or sadder? Happier
- richer or poorer? Richer!!!
- thinner or fatter? Haha! Ian says I'm getting thinner from all the walking and commuting that we now have to do. I sure hope he's right. XDDD

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
- I wish I spent more time having fun with friends and/or learning something new instead of just being constantly tired and stressed out or sleeping.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
- Whining and complaining.

20. How did you spend the holidays?
- Last year, I WAS AT WORK THE WHOLE TIME. This year, I'll be able to have a proper Christmas and New Year with two sets of families and a whole bunch of friends. ^_^

21. Did you fall in love in 2008?
- Yes. ^_^

22. How many one-night stands?
- HA???? O_O;;

23. What was your favorite TV program?
- Been into Dexter and Bones recently. Heroes started to suck.

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
- Hmmm.... Hollywood, maybe. For ruining a lot of good things for anime fans (will expound in a later post). Oh, and Stephanie Meyer for churning out that whole Twilight crap (again, more in a later, collective rant post).

25. What was the best book you read?
- NOT TWILIGHT! HAHAHA!!! Probably Watchmen or The Ultimates Vol. 1.

26. What was your favorite film of this year?
Sweeney Todd. The Dark Knight. Iron Man. Bolt. Burn After Reading. Coraline.

27. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
- NONE. I just went to work everyday and I didn't see the point of dressing up. I would have gone to work in pajamas, if I could. Recently, though, I'm veering towards Vivenne-esque.

28 Whom did you miss?
- My high school friends. UST Co-op peeps. AEGIS peeps. I didn't get to see enough of them, I think. ^_^

29. Who was the best new person you met?
- Hmm... Prolly a guy named Erwin. XDDDDD

30. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
- Love yourself. Respect yourself. You deserve it, and so much more.
ksolaris: (nana)
I've been meaning to write an entry. Honest. It's just that my current comfy state has made it impossible for me to actually bother to get up and type everything down, haha!

Anyway, yeah, it's been a while since I've sat down and actually wrote an entry, though there ARE actually a lot of things to write about. Let me see...

Since the start of December, it's been... idyllic, I suppose. I've filed my resignation by the end of November, and I stopped going to work by December 2. It's one of the best decisions I've ever made, I think, and it was worth it. I couldn't bear to be at that place another day when I could be doing other, happier things. Like shopping and meeting friends.

Yes, with no rent to pay and no love left for my soon-to-be-former-company, I went shopping. A lot. I bought a lot of things that I've been meaning to buy for the past year or so, but couldn't, and it was awesome. XD

When not out shopping, I've spent my days happily Plurking, playing video games, going out with friends, trying out recipes from the back of cardboard boxes and/or the internet, or just staying at home, resting, playing with the cats, and sleeping some sweet, sweet sleep. Mmmm... this is me taking a well-deserved break before moving on to greater things, haha!

Ho Hum.

Dec. 10th, 2008 07:16 pm
ksolaris: (airbender)
Yes. So, Manny Pacquiao won. Again. Ho hum. What's new. Sigh. Next.


Don't get me wrong. I'm actually quite happy that the man has won the match against a boxing legend and all. I suppose I'm just... for lack of a word... disturbed at how easy it all seems to be coming along for him. There was something unsatisfying in his latest match. In fact, being the conspiracy theorist that I am, I'm almost on the verge of formulating scenarios and possibilities that all of his matches are rigged. Why would it be rigged? Oh, I dunno. Foreign dollars via corporate sponsorhip? Tourism? False hope? Opiates for the masses? A smoke screen for an elaborate plot involving Afghanistan, terrorists, the Bulgarian mafia, truckloads of Aztec gold, Mickey Mouse and Chuck Norris?

Think about it, and you'll see what I'm talking about. See how almost everything seems to be going so damned perfectly for the man? Hence, see how boring the perfectness all is?

I'm not asking for the current local hero's downfall or anything. I may be discordian by nature, but I'm not inherently evil to rob a nation of possibly the only good thing it's ever had since the advent of LAN gaming. I'm just asking that things be spiced up a little.

Instead of the eight or nine rounds where he seems to have a clear advantage against a staggering opponent who ultimately decides that he wants no more and is happy to hand over the belt with no questions asked, I say let's have a fourteen-round boxing match.


Fourteen rounds with missing teeth, bleeding noses, temples and fists. Sweat pouring off of their foreheads, eyes blazing with inexhaustible determination to fight until the bitter end. Fight for their honor and fight for their own pride. Let them be selfish bastards, forget all that nationalistic crap, and make it all boil down to two men, in a ring, both with a cherished dream to see the other go crashing down in a burning heap. Let the match be so close-set and so evenly-matched, that even the judges will be at the edge of their seats, afraid to breathe lest their collective breath nudges one of the participants by a hair, which in turn causes the fateful opening for the other to take advantage of.

I've read once that men tend to get to know eachother better, and get to develop an even deeper sense of brotherhood after a good, well-fought brawl. Well, this should be a good opportunity for them to get to know eachother more intimately and be BFFs afterwards, right?

And no, despite the misleading descriptions, I am also NOT suggesting that Manny Pacquiao start joining the UFC. I just want Pacquiao to work more for his fancy cars and mansion, and for him to be perpetually on his toes. I want a long, agonizing drama instead of instant gratification. I want strife and struggle instead of rainbows and friendship bracelets. I want volatility that is worthy of a sports/shonen anime series, complete with ultra-tense moments and intensive commentary from onlookers. I want a well-danced battle.

Some may call me cruel, or sadistic, or whiny, but hey... it's MY TV show we're talking about here. If you're gonna make me miss my daily dose of entertainment, at least make me watch something as fun and exciting.

Sigh. Eitherway, congratulations, Manny. You did good, but I still think you can do much better.
ksolaris: (dark zelda)


Seriously. All of you.

ksolaris: (nana)
Hello, world!

Yes, I've finally found the time and energy to actually write a blog post that doesn't mainly cosist of bullet points. Hehe. I've spent about a week, staring at LJ, and telling myself to write something, only to end up shutting down the LJ window, and napping at my desk at the office. We always do that when there's no calls, and we've run out of websites to surf. :D

I suppose the excessive napping can be blamed on the fact that I'm still not used to commuting between Makati and Quezon City everday. Oh well.

Anyway, since November 15, a lot of things have happened. As mentioned previously, we moved house, and instead of being southern, condo-dwelling, Makati city rats, Ian and I are now suburb-dwelling, northern, Fairview... um... rats. Seriously, though, we've moved into the first floor of Ian's parents' house. :p

The house used to be a bungalow, but since last year, it's been remodeled and expanded, and a second floor has been added. So, while Ian's parents and sisters have their rooms at the second floor, a good chunk of the first floor has been allocated to us, and we even have our own bathroom and kitchen. It's probably the biggest place we've ever stayed in, maybe even bigger than my old apartment in Sampaloc (and many of our friends who have been to the Sampaloc place would know that it was roomy!).

Of course, I can't deny that we do miss the convenience of being able to WALK to work if we chose to, or being able to go out of the house at 3AM and walk into some restaurant that caters to whatever craving we might have at the moment. We also miss being able to step out of the office and be home, showered, and in bed in 20 minutes flat.

The pros greatly outweight the cons, though, as moving to Fairview means that we no longer have to deal with rent, association dues, and electricity bills. That's about Php10,000 per month that we no longer have to pay for, which is a huge burden off of our shoulders. Now, all we have to save up for would be commuting expenses, and whatever else we think we should save up for, such as books, Cheetos, popcorn, ice cream and Bacos. Hehe. XD

And speaking of commuting... well... the 1 to 2-hour commute (depending on the day of the week and the weather) takes a bit of getting used to, especially for someone like me who gets impatient quite easily. I'm just thankful that there are many routes to and from Makati, and that there are many buses, trains and FX rides that ply those routes. This means that I can get to and from work in only 1 or 2 comfortable rides, instead of, say, 4 rides like some of my officemates who live at places even farther away.

Meanwhile, as for the experience of moving house again, my first week was weird because I kept forgetting that we LIVED there now. For some reason, I kept waking up thinking that I was only going to spend a night or two there, like what we used to do during my days off. It took me more than a week before I could finally wrap my mind around the fact that FAIRVIEW would be the place that I'll be going home to everyday, from now on. Haha!

To add to the confusion, our new home was a MESS during our first week, as we struggled to get stuff out of bags and boxes and tried to find places for everything. We also decided to sort through all that stuff and try to find things that we can finally part with, since it was already a given that we'll be acquiring even MORE stuff along the way, anyway. And then there's also all the cleaning, mounting, wiping, sweeping, scrubbing, washing and organizing that had, and still need to be done. Needless to say, I was exhausted for the whole week, and I worried endlessly about our laundry since I haven't used a washing machine since I was in high school. One has to understand that for the past ten years or so, "doing the laundry" for me, was dropping it off at the laundry shop, then coming back a week or so later to find it all clean and neatly-folded. Sigh.

Right now, our room already has some semblance of order to it, though we're still trying to figure out where to place our basket for dirty clothes, and some other knick-knacks and boxes we have lying around. I've also managed to add more clothing to our huge plastic storage box which contains items we plan to sell on eBay, and I've also filled up a large paper bag with clothes and other items that I'll be dumping at my parents' place, since they have a penchant of giving stuff away and they know lots of people who may need it.

Meanwhile, one of the first things that we did upon moving in was to find and visit the nearby thrift and surplus stores. Haha! So yeah, stuff-acquiring is imminent.

Oh, and one other perk of moving into an actual house is that we have pets. :3 There's two dogs who stay in the area behind the house, close to our kitchen (which we refer to as "Door B"), and at our front door, in a huge cardboard box, is the family cat who just gave birth to a litter of four kittens yesterday ("Door C"). Then, in case you were curious, the other door which leads into the main area of the house ("Door A"), opens up to show couches, Ian's mom's beeeyooooteefoool, spankin'-new kitchen, and Ian's almost-one-year-old nephew, Josue. Hehe.

Well, THAT's long enough for now.

Pictures to follow once our new home doesn't look like a disaster zone anymore! ^_^

Big News

Nov. 26th, 2008 10:18 pm
ksolaris: (nana)
Still unable to compose proper paragraphs.

Tired. Just got home. Still not used to commuting. Still not unpacking stuff out of boxes and bags until now.

Just watched Bolt. It was awesome lulz!!! So, please, do yourselves a favor and spend your hard-earned money on Bolt instead of that god-awful Twilight-thing. Amen.

I am now trading in my current job for a new one that will actually allow me to have a future. The perfect job interview has happened. I am eternally grateful for this early Christmas/Birthday present. Oh, and I'll be working in the Ortigas CBD, starting this January.

Signing off again for now.
ksolaris: (nana)
There is nothing quite as awesome, or as lovable, as a cat on a roomba. I need to get a roomba. We have a lot of cats...


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