Just got my ticket for Wicked The Musical’s February 15 afternoon show. The songs from this musical are such wonderful pieces and I can’t wait to hear them and see the spectacle of the whole show on Saturday.
For those who’ll be watching on Saturday too, according to the news, expect heavy traffic due to the INC Worldwide Walk for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.
Tomorrow we begin another battle, well, a real one.
I accidentally clicked the Google Doodle this morning and found out that Google was using the ‘Happy Holidays’ greeting than ‘Merry Christmas’. Yeah I know it’s the usual expression in Western countries but I was surprised when I found out that there was this issue in America called ‘War on Christmas’ which concerns the right to celebrate the season. There have been numerous Christmas controversies in the past but I didn’t know that there are some which still endures ‘til today.
So, getting to the main point and hopefully this will not sound offensive to the people concerned to this so-called controversies, I believe we all have the right to acknowledge and celebrate Christmas. There’s no reason for one to deprive other people from enjoying the joyful spirit of the season. Although for the past years it has been too commercialized, some people still has the spirit to celebrate Christmas in a special way not something that is centered in money but is centered in faith and love.
In connection to this, I firmly regard Christmas as one of the most-anticipated season of the year, of course, followed by our own birthdays and New Year’s eve if I may say. There is something in this day or season that cannot be described by our own words, when everybody just stops and spends the chance to celebrate, be merry, exchange greetings and gratitude, hug each other, eat together, chat gleefully, attend mass, buy gifts, watch movies with the people we love. No matter how many translations of ‘Merry Christmas’ there are, no matter what race, culture, country, or belief, the world seems to be filled with this joyful atmosphere in the same exact moment or celebration. A celebration of God’s infinite love.
For these reasons and for many other reasons, I can say that Christmas is a true testament to humanity’s spirit of unity, joy, thanksgiving, generosity, and love.
We watched The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on its premiere at SM Lipa last Thursday night (Nov. 21). I should commend the effort of Francis Lawrence in making the movie as close to the book, and he did, together with Suzanne and the screenwriter. Jennifer Lawrence, on the other hand, proved that she really is Katniss Everdeen, the way she portrayed and justified the character was also a key factor for viewers to see the movie the way Suzanne Collins wanted it to be told on screen [and that’s on Katniss’ point of view].
As for the film itself we see a great improvement in lots of ways compared to its predecessor proving that ‘last year’s game was child’s play’ and this year it was far better. and more serious. Some of these improvements are: the consistency of the adaptation, the way they transform the characters from pages to screen, the amazing visual effects and the film quality, and most importantly, the way it relates the meaning of the story to the audience.
Don’t expect that it would be the very exact, scene-by-scene, copy of the book, of course they did changed, reduced, and removed some parts but the good thing is that they retained the key events and carefully chosen the scenes that would contribute to the development of the story and after watching the movie you wouldn’t doubt the level of how it was interpreted in the film. And what’s so brilliant with it is that you still feel the same emotions that are drawn from the book. Plus, I think the Catching Fire cliffhanger did not fail in the movie [like in the book]. You’d really crave for the next one.
Last one, *Spoiler Alert! I liked the mockingjay transformation in the end.
You may send me your insights or submit your own reviews for Catching Fire here.
I intended to illustrate something Doctor Who yesterday but I wasn’t able to due to several school plates and assignments. I’ll post that soon, but for now here are some of the facts and figures** of the past 50 years of Doctor Who.
798 episodes (97 still missing) 460+ magazines 350+ novelizations 140+ radio broadcasts 26 classic serials 7+ modern seasons 400+ villains and monsters 29 companions 11 incarnations
Half a century [and counting] of ‘fantastic’ adventures.The longest running science fiction TV series in the world.This is the day. The Day of the Doctor.Doctor Who 50th Anniversary.
ALLONS-Y for another 50 years!
*Some are approximate numbers based on various sources *Figures as of November 23, 2013
There are things we can’t change but there are things we can change.
The season of giving is almost at hand, you may want to consider this titles before sending me a gift. XD
1.) Doctor Who: The Vault [Treasures From the First 50 Years] by Marcus Hearn 2.) Avatar: The Last Airbender [The Art of the Animated Series] by Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino 3.) The Art of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien 4.) Harry Potter Page to Screen by Bob McCabe 5.) Sherlock: The Casebook by Guy Adams
I just wanna share one of the many fascinating illustrations from the 75th anniversary edition of ‘The Hobbit’ I purchased lately. Numerous artworks and maps that were originally painted and/or drawn by J.R.R. Tolkien himself was included in the celebratory edition. I’ve seen another book, ‘The Art of the Hobbit’, which I wasn’t able to buy because it’s a bit expensive, on the bookstore which also features the illustrations and paintings with extensive details and captions.
When did you join Tumblr?: I can hardly recall the exact date but I started posting December 16, 2011.
Why did you join Tumblr?: I want to engage myself in blogging.
What kind of blog do you have?: Random and personal blogs. Reviews, recent updates or news, anything I want.
How many posts do you have?: 507 [as of 11/14/13]
How many blogs do you follow?: 14 [as of 11/14/13]
How many followers do you have?: 165 [as of 11/14/13]
How often do you change your theme?: I do not change the theme very often. I guess I’ve only changed my theme three or four times since I started blogging.
How often do you change your icon?: Seldom. Though I’m planning to change my avatar for the fourth time.
List all the urls you’ve ever had: signaturegerome, thelifetimeadventurer, andhisrandomadventures, and my current URL, thecuriouskidinside
What sideblogs do you have?: I do have 2 blogs. This is the first and the other one’s my personal blog.
Do you track any tags?: Anything but mostly I search art & design blogs.
Do you have any favourite blogs?: Some. Most are artists’ and authors’ blogs.
Do you often hit post limit?: No.
Do you ever send anonymous messages to other people?: Yes if I want to inquire something.
Do you ever get anon hate?: No.
Have you made any friends on Tumblr?: Yes.
What’s the most notes you’ve ever had on a post?: 744 notes for this one. [as of 11/14/13] I made this last year and I was surprised with the overwhelming number of notes this post received. National Bookstore featured this on their fan page too.
What’s your favourite thing about Tumblr?: You can impart your personal thoughts and ideas, interact with other bloggers, and share even the most arbitrary and random things.
What’s your least favourite thing about Tumblr?: None so far.
Questions source: shiballison.
Hit by the strongest storms. Shaken by powerful earthquakes. Still, the Filipino spirit endures.