Thursday, August 25, 2011

A Game of Thrones

Eddard Stark
Eddard Stark
Spoilers ahead.

In anticipation of the TV series A Game of Thrones, I bought the book, the first in a series of seven, last year. I finished reading it just this Monday and loved it, although I'm not sure I want to read the rest (awfully long). Already I've lurked in wikis and fan sites, read summaries of the next four books, character profiles, and took "what character are you" quizzes, most resulting with Eddard "Ned" Stark, a figure I admire. He and his 'bastard son' Jon Snow are my favorite characters, but I'm still a bit disappointed with Ned for being too kind.

For those who don't have an idea what A Game of Thrones is, it is "the first book in A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of epic fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin" (Wikipedia). Here's some of the text at the back of the book:
In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom's protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to.

The Starks is a family you would root for. However, I am not fond of Sansa (Ned's eldest daughter) and Catelyn's (Ned's wife) rash decisions and coldness towards Jon. Most readers also feel that Robb (eldest son) is a bore. The character's not well-developed they say. Well I think that's because he is his father's son. You'd only have to describe Ned to know Robb. He even died the same way as his father.

Bran and JonBran and Jon

There are some other characters that I always look forward to reading. They are Tyrion Lannister, Arya and Brandon Stark as well as others who have interesting transformations in the series: Jaime Lannister and the Hound Sandor Clegane.

This Sunday evening will be the show's premiere in HBO Asia. I. cannot. wait. Boromir's Sean Bean's gonna be there!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Green Fields

near Crocodile Park. That place is beautiful. I'd love to go biking there.

foot portrait, taken at Gap Farm

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Francis & Eds

Francis and Eds photo by nephithyrion
Francis and Eds photo by nephithyrion
Francis and Eds photo by nephithyrion
Francis and Eds photo by nephithyrion
Francis and Eds photo by nephithyrion
Francis and Eds photo by nephithyrion
Francis and Eds photo by nephithyrion
Francis and Eds photo by nephithyrion
Francis and Eds photo by nephithyrion
Francis and Eds photo by nephithyrion
Went along for my friend's prenup shoot. Eds hired James of Keepsake Company to take their photos and I became the second photographer/apprentice.

Photos taken August 5, 2011.
Locations: Gap Farm, somewhere near Crocodile Park, and Felis Resort, Davao City

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

All the wild horses

Watercolor is hard and my handwriting is a mess. I tried using the dip pen for the lyrics of Ray Lamontagne's song All the wild horses, but the ink started to blot. I guess it had something to do with the paper being wet before.

all the wild horses
But thank goodness for image editors I can erase the text. The second image is an edited version with the full lyrics of the song.
My father says the horse is fat. =) I'm not very good with shading that's why it looks like he doesn't have any muscles.

All the wild horses watercolor
listen to the song

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Celebrities who look alike batch 3

Welcome the third batch of my celebrity look-alike list. This time though, I've also included those actors who remind me of another one. As a result, you may not notice the resemblance in the pictures but rather in their manners: the way they move, talk and act. It would be much better if you've seen them in movies. Enjoy! =)

Rooney Mara Winona RyderRooney Mara reminds me of Winona Ryder

Ollie Jacobs Nick DrakeOllie Jacobs (lead singer of Arkarna) and Nick Drake

Matt Hales Aqualung James D'arcy Ralph Fiennes Jim CaviezelMatt Hales (Aqualung), James D'Arcy, Ralph Fiennes and Jim Caviezel

Lucas Black Will PoulterLucas Black and Will Poulter
(I guess this is more because of the hairdo and the way they work their brows)

Linda Hamilton Clemence PoesyLinda Hamilton and Clemence Po├ęsy

Laura Fraser Madeleine Stowe Evangeline LilyLaura Fraser, Madeleine Stowe and Evangeline Lily

Jude Law Aamir Khan Tom HanksAamir Khan is Jude Law and Tom Hanks combined

Carey Mulligan Katie HolmesCarey Mulligan and Katie Holmes

and finally...

Joross Gamboa Anne HathawayJoross Gamboa and Anne Hathaway

Celebrities who look alike
Celebrities who look alike batch 2

Monday, August 1, 2011


Do you recognise the cats? I know my parents and siblings did not. They only did so after being told. This was for a poster contest. The cat at the bottom does have a sort of moustache a la Hitler. When I took this photo, the cats posed for me :)