Tuesday, November 27, 2012

[Review] Smallville : Guardian Chapter 1

Smallville Season 11: Guardian
Chapter 1
Written by Bryan Q. Miller
Art: Pere Perez
Colors: Randy Mayor
Lettering: Saida Temofonte
Cover Art: Cat Staggs
Assistant Editor: Sarah Litt
Editor: Kwanza Johnson
Page count: 22
Digital Release Date: 04/13/2012
Age Rating 12+ Only

Description: What happens after Clark puts on the costume? Can he keep his Super-secret quiet?

My thoughts

It was delightful news learning that Bryan Q. Miller took up the task and wrote the‘Guardian’ story as the first salvo in continuing Clark's adventure now fully suited with the familiar ‘S’ across his chest, caped and booted, and doing flybys over Metropolis. Together with the regulars: Lex Luthor, Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, Lois and Chloe, this was a promising start of the comic series. 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Music Monday: Toby Lightman's song HOLDING A HEART


A couple of Sunday's ago, I was able to watch "What's your Number?" starring Anna Faris and Chris Evans . I didn't expect this song for the second time around. I'm not sure if I did heard it from "Switched at Birth" too  since I remember early in the afternoon that day, I watched the re-air episode. Hmm, according to this video, the song was featured in "One Tree Hill." Cool

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Saturday Photo Hunt: New (Paint, location, rice chips)

Today's photohunt is New! Visit the others here.

Preparing a scene
Director (off camera): This won't do. We have the old and new meshed in this scene. We need old world feel. 
Location scout (off camera) : We can photoshop later the green valve and anything else sticking out at post-production, sir. 
Director sighs. (turns to the actors) Ben, Gwen, and Cheetarah and...action.

Sooo on other news.....
Chips made from Korean Rice 
I went to the mall last week and found a new stall selling this Korean rice made chips. The plastic container had 100 pcs or so of chips and it was cheap. It sounds healthier too based from what the product person was sharing to me. I'll definitely go for another one next time I get to visit the mall.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thursday Challenge: Bookmarks

Today's challenge was Stationery (books, journals, pens, calligraphy, bookmarks, rubber stamps, cards...) Check out the other's here.

I chose bookmarks. I first started collecting books around grade school

Yeah, I was pretty much into anything Rainbow Brite hahaa

Then around high school it was collecting Amanda Bradley Bookmarks....

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The time when....

Noah Ringer receives his 2nd Dan blackbelt certificate
It started out as a routine Facebook visit on what's going on with friends that were topping my home news page when I saw a pic of my college friend about her son taking belt testing. It was a cute shot that soon led me to several Internet searches about Poomse that soon landed me on finding an ATA vid link of Noah Ringer during the time, the The Last Airbender was being released in Blu-ray. I did find one and it was so cool seeing him demonstrate Tai chi movements that he had done in the movie. I was chuckling when he said how cool it was doing his first stunt strapped on the harness going through the motions of leaping onto the ship's deck. I don't own a DVD of the movie but the brief glimpse of the special features sure does look fun seeing Noah all smiles after getting hoisted up in the air after completing a scene.

The video was  enjoyable to watch and I recalled one of the presenters saying that he noticed after Noah's demonstration how awestruck the kids were. :D Heck, I was too. :D Good luck to Noah! Hope we see him again in the big screen. Cowboys and Aliens was a good one too.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Music Monday: Nicholis Louw en Heinz Winckler - Living Next Door To Alice


My first introduction to Mr. Heinz Winckler music was way back 2001, (more or less) when I heard  "Chasing Shadows" which was included in the South African release of Disney's "Treasure Planet." I was able to buy a copy of his freshman album "One Step Closer" the following year after waiting with no such luck of any store carrying his album from where I'm from. My little review here. I may not have been able to get copies of his succeeding albums due to things that have cropped up over the years but hopefully when I'm able again, I'll check them out.

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Book Nooks

Book Nooks
*Every weekend*
Show us something pretty!
hop to Michelle's blog to add your book nooks

Commentary: I like the color of wood to some degree. I probably would add curtains to break the monotony of having one color. I think it's beautiful to do for a landing. You can have a nice chat with a couple of friends while admiring a stunning view of the garden outside. A great reading area if you want to go somewhere different for a change.  The area looks so comfy. I'll probably change the lights to soft white lights so it won't have the effect of yellow light that makes me drowsy. :D 
Original detail and source from from The Owner- Builder Network
Photographer and Location: None Given

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Saturday Photo Hunt: Breakfast

Today's breakfast (brunch most likely) was Pancit Palabok and delicious vegetable spring roll  :D I took this with my camera phone so it's not the greatest of pics. lolz.

Friday, November 9, 2012

[Movie Review] Neverland Part Two

My Thoughts on Part One

Directed and Written by Nick Willing
Rhys Ifans as James Hook
Anna Friel as Pirate Captain Elizabeth
Charles Dance as Dr. Fludd
Q'orianka Kilcher as Aaya
Charlie Rowe as Peter Pan
Bob Hoskins as Smee
Keira Knightley  as the voice of Tinker Bell

The exciting conclusion of this second installment, started with the tree spirits carrying off Peter to their colony. The tree spirits dipped him in their magical pool where Peter as he swam from one end to exit on another opening, the short passage showed us that the waters healed Peter's injuries. The tree spirits also bestowed him powers due his innocence which the three elders (ruling body of the tree spirits) recognized and tasked Peter to find the orb so they can send the Pirates, Hook, the lost boys and Peter back to where they belong because their kind was  becoming a threat to tree spirits existence.

My thoughts
I won't leave you with a very long post for this one. Just the highlights.

Elder Fairy 1: Four thousands years lost in one night!Peter: I'm sorry. They tricked me.
Elder Fairy 1: You wanted to give them what we gave you. Please the one called, Hook. Allowed his greed and ambition to corrupt your innocent heart - Peter: I made a mistake.
Elder Fairy 2: A mistake that has cost us dearly. For that you must pay.Elder Fairy 1: You shall walk for the rest of eternity without any memory of who you are, where you came or  those you loved.Elder Fairy 2: Your innocence - the innocence we trust and recognized will be the only guide - raw and heartless.Elder Fairy 1: Listen carefully, you will feel great loss, grief...Elder Fairy 2: Torture, distress, heartache...

The fairy elders angered by the destruction of their colony handed down a heavy penalty to Peter which I transcribed above. Please excuse if there were missing words, I didn't transcribe this using my headset. Anyway, it was one of the highlights of the second installment for me. It gave me goosebumps and to so see the effect of the curse (below) it made sense why in the books Peter came across as too unaffected to be bothered and just wanted to have fun flying in and out of the clouds. It made me wonder if some bits of the elder fairy curse have latched on to Peter's character much later on that he didn't expect at all.

Throughout the two installments, Willing incorporated the right amount of details surrounding Peter's father and Hook's apparent friendship with the man. He also showed how sly a tongue Hook was. I thought Ifans did a fine job still injecting a subtle expression that we knew Hook was yet again twisting facts to his liking.

This 'friendship' made me imagine that perhaps Hook and Peter's father were the best mates in the arms trade and as luck have it, Jenny (might have first fallen for Hook) had finally grown tired of the life Hook was leading that she started to stay away from him. She opted to concentrate in playing the theater shows as Hook related to Peter. Jenny perhaps saw even the difference between Hook and the other man. He could have been the reason why Jenny further distanced herself  from Hook. Of course, as Hook said "...it was a fair duel."

I thought those tiny revelations gave enough of an emotional kick to the stomach. Rowe's portrayal of Peter who was coming to grips of what happened to his mother (from the first installment) was sucker-punched when Hook admitted he was the one who killed his father.  In the end of it all, a good wrap up to the prequel well, almost. *smiles*

Tottle's did ask what happened to Peter's shadow?  I found a good fanfic exploring where Neverland part two left off and all things in between.