Monday, March 30, 2009

Eagle Boy is Sam Uley

Chaske SpencerI first saw Chaske Spencer as Eagle Boy in Dreamkeeper, then as the older Voices That Carry in Into the West. And now, he's finally breaking out. He'd be playing Sam Uley in New Moon, the second of theTwilight series. Now I'm not a big Twilight fan, but when I heard about this last year, I was hoping they'd cast some Native Americans, finally, in a new international movie with a huge fanbase. They got Taylor Lautner. I was disappointed. But with this new development, who wouldn't be excited? Well, at least, it made me excited. New Moon was quite a good read. No Edward for most of the story, how cool is that? =p

Chaske Spencer interview here

Chaske Spencer

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

3rd Poetry Night

(poster by Paminta & juju_goddess)

Come to the
come to the come


this March 28th
at the Durian Bar
8 pm – 10 pm

and shape
the metallurgy
of words and images

in the
Live Stage Performances
Open Mic

of Davao's
young poets,
musicians, dancers and
performance artists.

Entrance fee: P50

Viewers each get a freebie.
Performers each get a token of appreciation.

This event is in association with the Young Davao Writers and the Davao Writers Guild.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A Curious Morning

The sun was finally out today. But the moment I rode the tricycle, it drizzled. The trike was open, with only a canvas for a roof. Every now and then, a quick rush of wind would blow tiny droplets of water on my face. I had to cover. It was the kind of rain that would not last long because the sun stayed.

Then we turned a corner. In an instant, the driver exclaimed, "Rainbow!", like a child would say it. I looked up. And there it was, the finest I have seen. If I had clearer eyesight, it would be better still. I can't remember the last time I have seen one. I guess when I stopped playing in the rain, I forgot about them, too.

Upon reaching the highway, I had a good view of the rainbow. Not only that, I noticed it had a twin. There was another one above it, although the middle portion was a bit transparent. Curious indeed. I wished I had my camera with me. Unfortunately, my time with the ephemeral beauty was short-lived. I still had to go to work... back to the real world.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Imagine what a simple promise can do... placed Sam on top of Doom.

Sam: I made a promise, Mr Frodo. A promise. "Don't you leave him Samwise Gamgee." And I don't mean to. I don't mean to.

And the rest of my favorites lines from The Fellowship of the Ring (the movie)

Sam: If I take one more step, it'll be the farthest away from home I've ever been.
Frodo: Come on, Sam. Remember what Bilbo used to say: "It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to."

Gandalf: All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.

Boromir: [holding the ring after Frodo has lost it] It is a strange fate that we should suffer so much fear and doubt over so small a thing. Such a little thing.

Gandalf: You cannot pass! I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the Flame of Anor. The dark fire will not avail you, Flame of Udun! Go back to the shadow. You shall not pass!

Galadriel: Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.

Boromir: I would have followed you, my brother... my captain... my king.

...and of course, Pippin moments!

Pippin: What's that?
Merry: This, my friend, is a pint.
Pippin: It comes in pints?... I'm getting one.

Aragorn: Gentlemen, we do not stop till nightfall.
Pippin: What about breakfast?
Aragorn: You've already had it.
Pippin: We've had one, yes. What about second breakfast?

Legolas: Lembas! ...One small bite is enough to fill the stomach of a grown man! [Legolas leaves]
Merry: [to Pippin] How many did you eat?
Pippin: Four.