Monday, September 28, 2009


September 26, 2009. A day that will forever live in infamy, a day where Manila experienced Natures Wrath by the name of Ondoy. Hundred lives gone, Thousands missing, Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos displaced and millions of pesos worth of materials lost.

This is what Manila and Filipinos have been mourning for the past few days. All in tears, everybody lending a helping hand to everybody, doing something we Filipinos have been proud of, our concept of 'Bayanihan'.

Even Filipinos who are not outside were actively lending their time by posting updates through Facebook and Twitter, sending donations through text and everybody urging everyone to give give and give. I know it's sad that we're only awakened to hold each others hands during times like this, when a storm levels the playing field, but I'll take it nonetheless.

September 26, 2009, when Ondoy dropped a month's worth of rain in a span of 6 hours, drowned cities, leveled houses, and took lives, is also a day when Filipinos from everywhere stopped, listened and acted upon what they could do.

It would live in infamy alright... but there's still something we could take out from it...
This is also a day that we, as Filipinos, are one.

Now playing: Ben Harper - Reason To Mourn
via FoxyTunes

Friday, September 11, 2009

[12 of 365] For Casual Fridays

[12 of 365] For Casual Fridays, originally uploaded by marcogol.

One of my trusty sneaks for casual use needs to gain an appearance for this week. Still got 2 more waiting at home.

This one is getting ready for a tough day tomorrow... The beginning of the weekend.

Day 12 of 356: Casual Fridays

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

[11 of 365] All Tied Up

[11 of 365] All Tied Up, originally uploaded by marcogol.

I've been thinking of what to shoot for today. And since I got these vintage actions from Deviantart why not give my Stan Smith's a go...

So we end up here, I actually enjoyed this set. I have alot more in my Adobe Bridge, just got lazy fixing them all.

So here we are... Day 11 of 365... All tied up.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Day 10 of 265: Work

Work, originally uploaded by marcogol.

After a tiring day, and a hundred steps from home, I park thee to rest thy shoes.

To you who carry my load from Monday to Thursday... I give this day to you.

Day 10 of 365

Monday, September 07, 2009

Day 9 of 365: Worn

Worn, originally uploaded by marcogol.

Just came from a basketball game. Just a usual monday night pickup game with schoolyard rules.

Ended up playing from 7:30-10:00 pm.

To my shoes... I dedicate this one for you.
You continue to do me well

Day 9 of 365 = "Worn"

Day 8 of 365 DJ

DJ, originally uploaded by marcogol.

Day 8 of 365

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Day 6 of 365: Seeing The Music

Seeing The Music, originally uploaded by marcogol.

It was another 'meh' day for me again for my 365.

Coming out of countless meetings, my brain was just wracked.

A fun day though, ended up trying to get what I can from inside the car.

This is what I got... It looks like a visualization you'll see from your music player, hence the title of this composition... Seeing The Music.

Friday, September 04, 2009


What should one do when you're reduced to something that's of a distant memory.
A fleeting past...

I vowed not to bring these ghosts back again.
I just couldn't help when they surface again.

So what would one do when he's reduced by this? He holds of memories that only he could remember. Holds something dear that's could probably not as big of a deal to anyone else.


How would one look if they're nothing but of a distant past...
A present friend...
Who can't let go of his ghosts of fading past.

Now playing: Jars of Clay - Faith Enough
via FoxyTunes

Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3 on The 411

I didn't like it.

I'm more of a traditional Hip-hop listener. I like those solid bass beats that some of old would spit into. And The Blueprint 3 ain't that.

Jay is a futurist, and the third outing of The Blueprint franchise was a step forward from probably what made Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop.

I'd go down with the old Biggie and Pac beats, I'd go down with the southern T.I. tracks. I would bop my head with some old Jigga tracks like Renegade and Takeover. This one only had 1 or 2 that would make me repeat on my iTunes.

It's not a bad album... It's probably a pioneer of the next wave of Hip-Hop tracks, but it's something that I need to grow on with.

The 411? The Blueprint 3 didn't pack enough heat with it.

Track Listing:
1. What We Talkin' About
2. Thank You
3. D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune) **[***]
4. Run this Town (feat. Kanye West & Rihanna) ***[**]
5. Empire State of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys) *****
6. Real As It Gets (feat. Young Jeezy)
7. On To The Next One (feat. Swizz Beatz)
8. Off That (feat. Drake)
9. A Star is Born (feat. J. Cole)
10. Venus vs Mars
11. Already Home (feat. Kid Cudi)
12. Hate (feat. Kanye West) **[***]
13. Reminder
14. So Ambitious (feat. Pharrell)
15. Young Forever (feat. Mr. Hudson)

the tracks on bold are the ones that are memorable for me.

Check out the Hip Hop is Read blog for a more in depth review of Jay-Z's Blueprint 3.

Now playing: Jay-Z - Song Cry
via FoxyTunes

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Day 5 of 365

Super Supper

Super Supper

Day 4 of 365

Tired... Didn't even realize what time it was.

I guess closing the book, laying down the goggles would be a perfect shot for the day that was (it's still counted as day 4 even if I took it 4 minutes past 12.)

anyway here's my composition for Day 4...

Closed Book

Closed Book

Now playing: A.C. Newman - Prophets
via FoxyTunes

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Define Ungas

Define Ungas: (adj.) an insult directed to people who makes blunders often.
Other words would be Tanga, Bobo, Gago, and... Dumb Ass.

Cop: Sir gabi na po, nag mamaneho kayo na nakapatay yung headlights niyo.
Man: Pasensha na po, d ko napansin madilim na pala...
Cop: Eh kung hindi ka ba naman pala isa't kalahating ungas eh... akin na lisensha mo.

This is a video of Pampanga Representative Mikey Arroyo as the guest of Winnie Monsod and Arnold Clavio's show in GMA.

Winnie is asking Congressman Mikey Arroyo about the anomalies found in his SALN (Statement of Assets and Liabilities and Net Worth) regarding the $1.32 million (P63.7-million) residential house in the United States.

It's just crazy how a person would rise from a net worth of P5 million to P76.9 million in a matter of 3 years and blows up to P99 million in the next three years.

Watch the Congressman's face as he tries to explain himself to the hosts and see how uncomfortable he's feeling as he bursts out in awkward laughter and unconscious finger twiddles.

And of course... walang ungas sa videos na to... ... ...

Part 1 of 2

Part 2 of 2

Now playing: The 88 - Hide Another Mistake
via FoxyTunes

Day 3 of 365

The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight

Tamad na to re-capture it since my camera went low batt while I was taking this.. This is the best one that came out haha the other ones are really fugly.

It's just hard running around Gotham City finding The Batman and asking him to pose for you.
I'm not Peter Parker you know.

Now playing: R.E.M. - At My Most Beautiful
via FoxyTunes

Project 365

Project 365 is an exercise that would force a person to post a photo 1 day for 365 days.

With my camera just sitting there at home, I said, why not? This would help me on all sorts for taking photos. I already posted two of my photo's in my flickr account. Might show it here in my blog as well.

Panzerkampfwagen IV

Thrifty Piggy

Now playing: Nada Surf - Beautiful Beat
via FoxyTunes

Now playing: The Five Stairsteps - O-o-h Child
via FoxyTunes