Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Scud's Random Thoughts: Part V

I saw Twilight back home and it wasn't as bad as I expected it to be. It didn't make me want to grab a copy either. The story was bland and so was Pattinson. I enjoyed Hitman and The Land Before Time. The latter movie was a hit with my niece. She demanded to watch the "dinosaur" movie every day.


In addition to Norwegian Wood, I also finished John Knowles' A Separate Peace and Michael Ondaatje's Divisadero during my 17-day vacation. I liked Divisadero more than A Separate Peace. Maybe because I was expecting to be blown away by Knowles' book, which was highly recommended by someone, but I wasn't. Of the three, I would still recommend Norwegian Wood.


2009 is the final season of competitive tennis for one of my favorite tennis players ever, Marat Safin. Hingis is gone and now him. Haay. Thank goodness there's Nadal, Djokovic, Murray, and Jankovic to cheer on.


Today is my second day at work of the year. Petiks mode. No tasks. Idle. Blog hopping na naman. Wohooo!


After ignoring my Facebook account for months I finally was able to update my profile, upload photos, and add friends. Facebook is way cooler than Friendster. I'm hooked.


I received this ym message from a friend:

"kailangan ni son gokou ng tulong para matalo c majin boo
send this to ur friends pra matulungan c gokou
wag kang tumawa!!
para ito sa kaligtasan ng planet earth!!!
Itaas nyo mga kamay nyo para mkabuo ng spirit ball
please.. wag kang tumawa!
para to sa kaligtasan ng planet earth!"

Have a great week, everyone!


The Gasoline Dude said...

Namili ako ng Murakami the other day. "Underground" & "A Wild Sheep Chase". Hinahanap ko 'yung "Norwegian Wood" pero out of stock. Meron akong e-book, but I still want the actual book. Masakit sa mata magbasa sa harap ng PC. Hehehe. = D

Panaderos said...

I still have to see Hitman the movie. I loved the game on PS2. :D

I also agree that Facebook is way cooler and because of a host of features available, I find it more sophisticated than Friendster.

I'm seriously thinking of getting Norwegian Wood. Your talks about it has piqued my interest in it.

Take care, buddy.

The Scud said...

gasoline dude > mahirap talaga hanapin norwegian wood. sinuwerte lang ako.

panaderos > you should watch hitman. cool movie. norwegian wood is a melancholic book kaya gusto ko. :-)

Raft3r said...

i stopped watching tennis when rafter and hingis retired
i also like haas and a-rod
but they are always injured
but i did watch the us open sa ny last year
i watched blake and safina
sarap pala ng feeling manood ng live

The Scud said...

raft3r > yan ang isa sa mga pangarap ko. to watch a major tournament live - preferably wimbledon or the french. :-)

Andy Briones said...

I watched The Land Before Time when I was in high school. They had a tie-up with Pizza Hut and I remember buying Petrie and Littlefoot puppet toys, hehe.

I read A Separate Peace last year. Like Atonement, it's a bit depressing; I like it though.

Wait, 2009 is Marat Safin's last season in tennis?! Noooooooo! Him and Martina Hingis are my favorites! Safin's erratic — sometimes he plays well, sometimes he doesn't — but it's always fun to see him on court. He's kick-ass; sayang naman if he quits tennis.

The Scud said...

andy > safin was sporting a black eye when he played at the hopman cup last week. barumbado talaga. hehe.

Kevin said...

Oh, I loooove A Separate Peace. It was truly... staggering, emotionally speaking. It was very nice and very true.

Meanwhile, everyone's telling me to read Divisadero. Sounds good. :D

Anyway, blog-hopped! :D

The Scud said...

kevin > if you like (mildly) depressing books, then divisadero is for you. by the way, thanks for hopping by!