First major entry of the year. *poses like an optimistic Japanese RPG hero complete with steampunk goggles* Let's do this!January
was born and phrases such as 'it is the week of' and 'laters' have been mocked since. True, the podcast had a rocky start due to some misconception after the first 2 episodes. But you can't deny the fact that episode zero was solid on some levels thanks to the chemistry between us guys and gal.
Also, my first cooperation with Playground Magazine along with their now-defunct radio show, which by the way was NOT the inspiration and seed for World 3. Come to think of it - I miss that show and I can't wait to be up on-air once again *obviously hinting at something*.February
Oh right - Unitel Productions Inc. welcomed me with open arms and promised dreams. Sort of actually. Haha, it's funny - I was trying to remember the highlights of Feb and I totally forgot about Tony Gloria's Empire and the fresh scent of his offices. But yes, it was around this month where opportunity and I fused. G landing a full-time job since 2005 = achievement. Moving on...March
Tensions at work continue to rise thanks to dicey "lectures" and near-zero encouragements. I'll just leave it at that because Brother Eye might be stalking me like a fucking eagle scout. Not that it shouldn't matter anyway since what's done is done. Other than that, Watchmen by Zack Snyder rocked my world and YUI made an awesome comeback with her Fullmetal Alchemist opening song. Little did I know that things are about to get rough and YUI's latest was actually a hint...
April"To make my wish come true, I’ll continue living" is one of the translated lines found in YUI's "Again". Did she mean that the following events below were bound to happen? Could be...
Lost the full-time job and... the Break Up
Enough said. Tough fucking times. Thank you gaming and Halo nights c/o Kenneth, Martin, Eri, Jed, Mayor, Altair, Mako and the rest. Let's keep going...May
The Wingman Origins. Having stronger Social Links with Altair, Mayor, Mako and the rest were fucking fun-high-tastic. The best thing that has ever happened since the fall - confirmed. Thank you guys once again. Let's not forget new Social Links too such as Ice, Kath, Marz, Carlene and Trixie.
And JJ Abrams' Star Trek blew our minds and had me appreciating the franchise like never before. Saw the movie thrice (last time this movie-streak ever happened was Revenge of the Sith). IMAX experience was alright too, but it wasn't entirely all that different from the regular screenings.
World 3 continued podcasting at this point for obvious reasons, primarily to get Unitel's attention in producing the proposed video-web show. Alas things didn't work out and I still don't know why.
It's also worth mentioning that the drama behind the scenes during this time were epic and crazy batshit insane. Oh 'eff yeah.June
Drama and the Wingman chronicles continue to clash like positive & negative or black & white. At least travelling to Singapore gave me the escapism I was rooting for. LOVED that trip and I don't mind going back this year.
Oh Revenge of the Fallen sucked ass, and E3 2009 showcased that both 2009 and 2010 will be awesome years of gaming.
But what really caught us all off guard was Tito Romy's passing.
I'll never forget that day. Some people may not know this, but I miss him too dearly.July
...and the drama finally wraps up. I'm glad things toned down sooner and peopleses were finally talking again. But that didn't stop me from hanging out with Wingman and the crew.
Emma Watson was delicious by the way during this month and Greg Mottola's Adventureland hit the spot.
Saguijo with Chunky Story Fall was awesome, and the Baguio trip with Harem and Hell's whatchamacallit was breezy fun. 50s Diner and its yummy-cheapass burgers & shakes = lovely. Blimey, I wish I could eat some right now!
District 9, Up, Rise of Cobra, Arkham Asylum and Dissidia round up this month's geeky offerings.September
Beatles: Rock Band, YUI's new haircut, GeekFight!, Rated: G and the 5OVER5 Tagaytay weekend were the major highlights of this month. No mistake about that. Plus 10 Story Fall's gig at Mag:net High Street was awesome as well which opened up new Social Links later on - Red Fab, Mela and Chen.
Yet you just can't have everything now can ya? *ahem* Something megatonic took place around this month. Can't and will not go into full details here because it truly was such a shitty, clusterfuck experience. Oh and that was just a warm up...Nope I wasn't talking about Ondoy, which by the way was also MEGAfuckingtonic.October
World 3 was nominated at the Philippine Blog Awards for Best Podcast. One of the (if not the
) happiest accomplishments I ever had in my entire life. Believe. Unfortunately we didn't win thanks to W3's underdog status. But no biggie. Being nominated for its maiden year was good enough to make us all fluffy and happy. We even celebrated weeks after the awards at this cheap TokyoTokyo alternative place -Momotaro- and even karaoked at Wako after.
Though remember the "warm up" part I just mentioned earlier? Here goes - September was just a nuke. October? It was a fucking Death Star. Two words wait for it...
: Break Up.
Good one chum. But you know what I mean. The biggest event and mega-twist of the year.
Then there's also (500) Days of Summer.
The best slice-of-life film since Garden State.
AND (how could I forget) there was also Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.
If I can only name one man-crush for 2009, it's Nathan "Nate" Drake and NOT Korean superstar and ninja boy Rain.November
26th Birthday was fun and alright. Let's rock out the rooftop once more this year shall we? With the WHOLE gang of course.
Wounds from Drama 2009 -the B side edition- were bleeding for the most part, and I'm classifying it as 'normal' opposed to 'exageration'. It's true - I had a lot of mental-ish breakdowns during this month and it wasn't pretty obviously. What can I say? Tough fucking times the sequel. Brooding over the fucking dilemma like the protagonist of Bryan Lee O'Malley's Lost at Sea.
Fortunately, Infinity Ward's Modern Warfare 2 had kept me entertained for weeks thanks to its ultra-addicting online multiplayer mode. Still in the level 20s as of this writing which is just so-so given that most of my peers are on the 30s, 40s and even 50s.December
Speaking of games, Assassin's Creed 2 was awesomesauce as well. I'm still getting goosebumps every time I try to remember the plot and its Anime-ish twist. Kudos to Jade Raymond and Patrice Desilets *highfives*.
Avatar proved that the googles DO SOMETHING and it was, overall, the best IMAX experience evar. Who gives a fuck about its predictable Pocahontas/Dances with Wolves plot?! That's not the point why you paid 401 bucks.
Tho what really rocked last month was our superhero-themed Christmas party, sponsored by Victoria's Court Pasig and its geekishly badass X-Men room. It was FUN despite me slipping with my undies and skipping out the pot. Oh and of course, as Martin puts it, "Avengers Reassemble". Glad that's over *confetti*.
...and what's this!?
Go figure. Celebrated New Year's a day earlier thanks to Playground's EB party.
Ultimately, December was one of the better months of 2009. Issues were resolved, family gatherings were love and I rarely had any mental breakdowns (if not zero at all) opposed to the last 2. I wish these relaxing and chillax days will continue to bloom in the following months. Really, I hope so...