I’m currently on dial-up using a borrowed laptop computer coz my desktop at home finally crashed (I still don’t understand why it always happens whenever I get a bonus from work. This explains why I don’t have any savings; whenever I get some extra cash, my computer conks out. And since I can’t live without it, I have no choice but to shell out some money on repairs and upgrades). So now, I’m trying to survive on prepaid dial-up which totally sucks coz I had to turn off image loading on my browser just to get a speedier download time. And to think I’m only browsing text-heavy sites. Haay…
I totally miss my DSL.
Warning: bitch-fest coming up.
Bitchfest No. 1: Still hasn’t seen the Change.
I just saw the last 10 seconds of Change is Breaking Us Apart video by The Dawn. Funny, up until now, all that I have seen of that video is the last 10 seconds – long enough for me to have a good look at Mon Legaspi’s outfit in the video and totally HATE it. Apologies to whoever styled it, but, really, asking Mon to wear a jacket – sloppily, I might add – with an untucked shirt that has a collar that’s waaay up there on his neck… isn’t it too ‘hot’ (not hot as in sexy hot, but HOT hot) for him to wear something like that? And knowing Mon, I bet he’s not comfortable wearing that, either. I don’t know why do they insist on asking him to wear something thick and heavy when he’s already thick and heavy-looking in the first place, plus he’s carrying a heavy instrument. A black muscle shirt and jeans would look perfect for Mon. Just my opinion, of course.
Also, I miss those days when Junboy Leonor would wear Nike apparel from head to foot. Just sayin’.
Bitchfest No. 2: There’s a reason why I watch Korean drama at the wee hours of the morning.
My sister, bless her soul, has this annoying habit of popping in to talk to me while I’m busy watching Korean DVDs. Since I’m no expert in Korean language, I depend heavily on subtitles to understand what I’m watching. And watching a subtitled movie/TV show means giving it your undivided attention. Regardless of whether my sister is talking about something important or not, it’s totally rude to talk to someone while your eyes are glued on the TV set. Ergo, I had to make a choice between ignoring her and continuing with watching my Korean drama, or pausing the DVD (which totally sucks especially if you’re watching a cliffhanger) and letting her talk.
So to avoid meaningless dilemmas like this, I watch my Korean DVDs when everyone else is asleep. That way, I get to enjoy it without anyone to disturb me. The downside to this, though, is that my insomnia just became worse than it had ever been.
Bitchfest No. 3: I still don’t get it.
Spongecola is said to be the hottest band in town. Girls are said to be going ga-ga over them. Even Marc the guitar god asked Yael for his autograph (which prompted some guy to say, “bat ka pa nagpapa-autograph dyan eh mas magaling ka naman dyan??” My sentiments, exactly).
With due apologies to Spongecola fanatics, but I have to say: I still don’t get it.
My friend Therese said it’s because Yael Yuson is cute. I’ve seen the guy, and I wouldn’t exactly call him cute (but then again, maybe he’s just not my type). Marvin Tad-y, there’s a cute guy. Louie Talan, now there’s a totally HOT guy. I’d even dare say Francis Reyes has a certain cuteness in him, coz otherwise, he won’t get all those pretty girls to fall for him. But Yael? Nah. (Again, maybe he’s just not my type.)
Marc gave me an interesting insight on why Spongecola is popular. #1, they’re Ateneans. According to him, Ateneans (and LaSallians) have this school spirit thing going on that they will support anyone of their kind. Thinking back: Parokya ni Edgar, Paolo Santos, Apo, Marc Abaya… I guess he’s right. #2, Spongecola songs are the kind that anyone who can pluck a decent guitar can play. “Pang-songhits”, ika nga. Given the popularity of Eraserheads and PNE, I guess he totally nailed that point. Therefore, I vowed to quit bitching about the fact that Spongecola is not even technically excellent. When PNE and E-heads started, they also kinda sucked in the technical sense. When E-heads got technical, their popularity dropped. Makes sense to me.
On a parting note, belated Birthday greetings to Atsushi Matsuura (who didn’t reply to my greeting…hmf!) and Louie Talan (and also to Bono and Vernon Go).