averageness, commonness, commonplaceness, normality

Hi, I’m Charles and I’m an Adult

Notice how I used my actual name instead of the modified one.

Today, I booked my first ever trip out of the country. I swear, I was really scared of clicking through an array of things and terms I have never seen before. Remember the first time (as Mario) you stepped in to World 8-1 of Supermario Bros. Fucken frightening. It was the exact same feeling I was having when I came across phrases like “Check Baggage” and “Return Flight”. I was all, “WHAT THE HELL AM I DOING”

All for the love of the sorcery that is known to us as Indie music.

Singapore St. Jerome Laneway Festival just announced their 2012 Line-up!

Toro Y Moi alone made me want to go there. So, without hesitation, I decided that I will postpone getting a MacBook Pro to book tickets to Singapore next year and get tickets to this thing.

Oh, Chaz.
The whole thing made me think of getting my own credit card! And along with finally coming to terms with my job, it made me feel like an actual adult.
I guess this is a good thing.
But I still wish I could be forever young.
Somebody fix me up with some pixie dust

What an incoherent blog post.

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Where Is My Blogging Mojo I Want It Back

Somewhere in the universe is my blogging mojo. I have lost it, but, I really hope I get it back. So, in the spirit of doing things once in a while, I’m posting a bunch of photos from the past few months that I have been too lazy to post.

Think of it as catching up with me time.

Went to a friend’s band’s last show

This is Kevin and Shinji

The venue was an art gallery


Finally met Chayenne from the Internet! That’s her boyfriend from Typecast.

Quiz night every Friday

Changed my avatar for most of my online accounts

Drew this on my office whiteboard. Nothing happens there.

Went to the Globe Tatt Awards

This Cherry. She was Giniling Festival’s former Road Manager

Cherry and Jeje

Knock knock. Who’s there? Marco Ho.

Giniling Festival

Had a date with my friend, Rachel

Got a passport!

Made a pact with my friend Tin to get thin in a month. I am failing.

Got a new haircut.

Impulse buy of the year.

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Obligatory Year-End Blog Post

I can’t think of anything, so here’s a photo of me and my Taxi ni Vivian band mate, Tin. She was the first of a slew of new friends I’ve met this and was integral in meeting them. 2010, for me, was about new things and staying the same old me.

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For Laur’n

dreary grim black
sorrowful blue drab
drearisome uncomfortable wintry
austere dejected mopey
miserable woeful desolate
dolorous jarring disconsolate
in the dumps joyless dispiriting
melancholy oppressive dejecting
mournful gloomy dismal
woebegone funereal dull
sullen despondent comfortless
somber bleak depressed

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Vacation Week

The past week in bullets:

  • Monday – did nothing.
  • Tuesday – did nothing
  • Wednesday – watched Mad Men. Did nothing
  • Thursday – played badminton with my youngest brother under the rain. Stayed there maybe for an hour and finally sighed, “I’m too old for this shit.”
  • Friday – this day deserves sub-bullets
    • Met up with my high school teacher and classmates
    • Realized once more that I’ve changed a lot.
    • Brought a striped hoodie out of impulse; seriously, never do that.
    • Met my bestfriend’s wife. Meh.
    • Saw his son’s pictures. Yeah!
    • Had dinner with other highschool batch mates. I wasn’t surprised at all that they all own motor bikes. My bestfriend didn’t like the idea of me getting a vintage scooter. She thinks it’s stupid making me realize again how much I’ve changed.
    • Went back home to Cubao and arrived at around 12am — an hour before my friend’s farewell party in my former office.
    • I took a nap, and missed it by 4 hours.
  • Saturday – well the last two bullets were on a Saturday.
  • Saturday night – one of the best nights ever!
  • Sunday
    • swore to clean my room.
    • I didn’t do it. Instead, watched some more Mad Men until I caught up with the current season.
    • Cheered Don Draper.
    • Wished the week didn’t end cause I’m going back to work on Monday.

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Last night, as I was walking Tin to get a taxi, we saw Mitch and Justin (from Ciudad) walking away with their instruments. I turned to Tin and said, “shit, di na tuloy ang Ciudad“. Tin was ready to be a fangirl and maybe run over to them and talk. Which would be so uncool if she did it inside Cubao X, outisde, it’s fine. As long as there were nobody around.
Anyway, she didn’t talk to them and just got on the taxi. As she rode off, I saw Justin leaving Mitch’s car and carefully approaching where I was standing. So I waited for a few seconds (gathering some fanboy courage) and talked to him.
Di na kayo tuloy?
Oo eh. May kailangan kasi puntahan si Mitch. Tsaka medyo na-move din yung set naman. Supposedly, 10:30pm siya.
Ah ok. Sayang naman. Kayo pa naman iniintay ko dito
I was very awkward the whole time (I mean, this are my heroes for goodness sake). He introduced himself (as if I didn’t already know him) which is so un-rockstar-like. This is what indie is supposed to be like, man. Be friends with your fans. Make nice. Make fuckin’ nice.
I praised them for playing at Arlene’s Grocery a couple of months back and actually used the phrase “Mecca of Indie bands” to describe Arlene’s Grocery. Not surprisingly, he was also delighted of the thought of them playing there.
It was awesome. I’m doing this everytime I see them.

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