Friday, July 30, 2004

Welcome to my domain!

I have a new domain name for Lems Pics! It's no longer hosted by Kuya's website, and is now located at this new place:

It's still going under a little more construction. Kuya, still the designer for the page, is making a few changes to make it look more pro.

Saturday, July 24, 2004

To the box office!

Three movies in the span of 24 hours:

I, Robot - It was pretty good. Awesome action sequences! Will Smith was great. Not that great of a story, though, but who needs one with special effects like that!

A Cinderella Story - Please help me...The only thing I got to say about this is that Rachel owes me big time.

The Bourne Supremacy - Excellent movie! I don't know if it's better than the first, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Go see this.

The summer movie line up this year is doing really well. I'm happy.

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Oh, life!

F is the letter of the day.

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Say goodnight.

I felt like writing something or quoting some song tonight, but my body is just too tired; nevertheless, a small note tonight would be nice to write down. Just wanted to say that things in life right now could look a lot better. On the other hand, they could look a lot worse. I wish the things could stay better for a long period of time without a new problem arising. New trials come everyday, I suppose, to test and strengthen our faith in God with each passing moment.

Goodbye, goodbye.

Walk away; it's time to say, "Goodbye."

Sunday, July 18, 2004

Capture and relive; read and reread

The wedding was beautiful; I expected nothing less. The pictures turned out much better than I expected, and now I must edit down 750+ images to...well, less than that number.

There was five minutes between a friend of mine and me where we acknowledged C.S. Lewis and his books. I have not read very many of his work, though the two books I have read (Mere Christianity and The Great Divorce), it has opened my mind to many new sights and intriguing thoughts. The Great Divorce was a magnificent work to read. The ideas and imagery in this book were so intense, it felt a bit overwhelming. I will have to give the book another go later. C.S. Lewis' mind works so much more intricately than others, and I'm glad that God gave him the gift to write them on paper so successfully.

The Valley Song (Sing of Your Mercy)

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The Valley Song (Sing of Your Mercy)

When death like a gypsy
Comes to steal what I love
I will still look to the heavens
I will still seek Your face

But I fear you aren't listening
Because there are no words
Just the stillness and the hunger
For a faith that assures

I will sing of Your mercy
That leads me through valleys of sorrow
To rivers of joy

Saturday, July 17, 2004

Fill in the gaps.

It's been a while since I've posted on this; the high thrill of blogging has finally worn off. I still love to blog, my friends, so don't get me wrong. For all the people who have been terribly disappointed in my lack of entries - which is probably no one- I am sorry. I won't guarantee that it'll be the last time, though.

I actually wanted to keep off the blog for a bit, so the entry about Jon Barr would stay at the top for a while. Not intending it to go for one week, I thought it was nice to remember Jon everytime I cycled through my friends' blogs through my site's links. Remember Jon Barr.

Through a couple phone calls and chats, I learned of Jon's funeral and the impact that he made on all his friends and loved ones. I want to have such a strong effect on my friends the way he had on his friends. I'm thankful that God has granted me more time to make that happen. Jon's life and purpose on earth was complete, so God came and took him home. Out of any reward for living a righteous and humble life, going to heaven is the greatest. No doubt.

Looked at Sarah Palmer's blog earlier tonight, and I read about her most memorable times at Biola. It made me miss those days I had there, but I have no regrets. I thought I did for a while, but I don't. That's a comforting realization. I was stoked that Sarah put me up as one of her memories. It made me feel special. Heh. Except it was so long; I couldn't believe I read that whole thing.

Will be shooting Andrew and Britney's wedding tomorrow. Pray for me. Most importantly, pray for Andrew and Britney as they make one of the most life-changing commitments in their entire lives; nevertheless, congrats to both of them! It'll be a splendid day.

The Irish are great people. At least, the ones I met today. Andrew is Irish; hence why I met Irish people today. Rock on, Irish.

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

J.B.R.I.P. 07-07-2004 @ 22:10

To Jon Barr:

Rest in peace, my old friend. We all love you and grieve of your death. However, we rejoice even more for your early arrival to the one place we all long to be. We will continue to pray for your family and everyone who has grown to love you through every year of your life. Enjoy bathing in eternal happiness with our LORD.

Say hi to God for me.

My Cinematography Side.

Alright, kids. Everyone has a top ten movie list; whether or not they want it known to others is their choice. I'm posting mine on my blog. They're not in any real particular order, they're just the top ten that I consider better than the rest. Except the first one. I love that movie.

01. Saving Private Ryan
02. Braveheart
03. The Lord of the Rings trilogy (yes, I consider them all one movie)
04. Seven
05. Schindler's List
06. Fight Club
07. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
08. Gladiator
09. Kill Bill
10. The Shawshank Redemption

There's no real criteria to justify why those are my top ten, they just do it for me for either its entertainment value, artistic value, or both. I do hold other movies in very high esteem for the kind of movie they are. I decided to list those off as well.

Best animated movie: Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Best chick flick: Love Actually

Best comedy: Garden State

Best musical: Singing in the Rain

Best scary movie: The Ring

Best sports movie: Friday Night Lights

Best comic book movie: Spider-man 2

Obviously, this post will be updated as I see more movies.

(Last updated: 2/8/05)

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Cruz-ing through the past.

Kuya and I were listening to old school 90's music and came across Donna Cruz. Good times in Davao listening to that woman's beautiful voice. If there ever was a celebrity to represent the Philippines for beauty and talent, I would vote for Donna. Wonderful singer and a great actress (as far as Filipino acting goes...heh), and she's dang pretty! She loses points for being married, though, but she has a kid so I guess it's all good.

Flipping through the old cd booklet we came across...MICHAEL W. SMITH!!! I'm not talking about the worship cds he puts out now, or even his Live the Life and This is Your Time stuff. I'm talking about Change Your World, baby! I'm talking the days of Cross of Gold and Picture Perfect. Michael W. Smith, the icon of 90's Christian music. No one can deny his awesomeness.

After reading this, I encourage everyone to listen to some old school DC Talk.

Sh-t happens.

Jon Barr, my heart goes out to you. May God allow you to feel every prayer that is said about you at this very moment, and be comforted.

My life is rated PG-13.
What is your life rated?

Thursday, July 01, 2004

For Dustin S. Guenther

Dear Dustin,

Katelynn's a nerd.

Your friend,

The Tarzan of New York.

Spider-man 2 is by far the greatest summer movie I have yet seen this year. All the elements in Spider-man was taken into this movie and improved ten times over. The complications in Peter's life were really emphasized in this movie, which I found was the important part of the whole thing. The writers and producers hit it right on with this one; plus some web-slinging, high-flying action was very-well done and it's great to have some awesome action sequences in there. Doc Oc was an awesome villian.

Yesterday we went to Great America. Not very many people were there, which made for short lines and multiple ridings of the same roller coaster. Oli and Nem got a pic with Sponge Bob, which they were excited about. More Nem than Oli, I suppose. Fun day; Caleb was exhausted.

Do you know a lot about the shingles? If you do, let me know...I have them, and it doesn't look like it will go away for a while.

WB drama.

Dawson's Creek is awesome. Oli bought the dvd box set for the third season, which just came out a couple days ago. Our nights have been filled with Leery, Potter, Witter, McPhee, and Lindley ever since. Now that's the kind of entertainment I want to fall asleep to.

I'm going to ask Katie Holmes out one day. She's engaged, but that never stopped me.

In all seriousness, the WB drama series they put on are all the same. Indeed they are soaps created for the younger generation, yet I find myself strangely attracted to them. Though the similar stories and identical plotlines, they are cleverly written and quite witty in their own sense. Fun entertainment, and much better than those "reality" shows they have these days.