Thursday, January 31, 2008

Captain Procrastination

Right. Yesterday was my last day at work (unofficially, I guess) so here I am at home.

I was planning on doing a lot of things here now that I've got no job. Cleaning my room, moving into my grandmother's room, practicing 3D, cancelling my gym membership, yadda yadda yadda. You get the drift.

So what have I done so far? I've tried modeling a face in 3D, and it sucks. Where has my mojo gone? First day out of work and my "mad" skills in 3D has left me. Damn.

I've also bonded with my Playstation 2 quite well. Aside from that? My room's still a mess and I haven't moved into my grandmother's room. So there. Captain Procrastination strikes again. Lots of things to do, no drive to do them.

At least I managed to start modeling a face in 3D. The only problem I see is that the face looks good front view but once I go into perspective it starts looking like an alien, which is not what I intended it to be. I am using a car-show girl named Jenny Chu as template for the face. I did one before in the office, never finished it. So I thought it would be a good idea to start all over again now. Plus aim even higher, by rigging her face so she can speak and make facial expressions. I've got all the time in the world anyway.

Well, not really. I've got lots of paperwork to fix, first and foremost of which is the goddamned gym membership. Gotta cancel it TODAY so that my last month will be February. Hopefully I won't have to pay for anything, and I hope that they won't bug me not to cancel it. It's a free country anyway.

So I am out of a job. Because I resigned. Because I am tired. Ironic things happen, like the fact that after filing my resignation our office got a character animation project. It has been a fact among my 3D friends in the office that I've always wanted to do another character animatino project and now I have no chance to participate. Maybe that's the reason why I decided to model again at home. Plus it'll keep me from getting rusty, right?

Well I've procrastinated again. By blogging this time. Amazing.


Monday, January 28, 2008


Last January 14, 2008 I filed my resignation. This will be my last week in the office.

It's been a roller coaster ride for nearly four years. Ups and downs, highs and lows, good times and bad times. But as they say, a rolling stone gathers no moss. And I haven't rolled in ages.

While it is difficult to leave something behind after so long, I also realize that I have to move on and meet new people. I've been around this 3D industry in the Philippines for all of my professional life, which is nearly four years only. Yes I'm still working at my first job.

I think it's time to expand my horizons, meet new people and face new challenges. Whatever job opportunity I enter after leaving my current company I will face with an open-mind (and an empty stomach). Hopefully my passion for 3D will be re-energized.

I will be taking some time off, I know it's a contradiction of what I've been saying. I've always told people that they should never quite their jobs until they find a job they can transfer to. Well, shame on me I guess. But the work has been tiring.

I'm looking forward to my time off. I'm looking forward to whatever new opportunities I get. I'm looking forward to shedding the moss that has accumulated around me and rolling off to whatever new destination I'm bound to get to.


Saturday, January 26, 2008

Kinopya ko kay Chito na Kinopya niya kay Third

1.Ano ang mas madalas mo pindutin: Delete or Backspace?

2.Raincoat, umbrella o sugod sa ulan?

3.sometimes you hate cellphones because___?
the buttons don't work properly

4.Paano mo patayin ang ipis?

5.Anong una mong pinupuntahan sa mall?

6.Nahulog kna ba sa Stairs?
yata. lasing ako nung time kaya di ko maalala.

7.Msg mo sa mahal mo?
sa aming dalawa na lang yon

9.gano ka kafunny?
tanungin mo mga kaibigan ko

10.Have you fallen in love with your best friend?

11.Naiilang ka ba pag ikaw lang ang kumakain at nakatingin lang ang mga kasama mo?
nang-iinggit puwede pa

12.Bakit may mga taong manhid?
bakit hindi?

13.pano ka magalit?

14.Anong Maganda/Masarap Gawin sa Outing w/Barkada?
tamang inuman at kuwentuhan na may kasamang ihawan pa

15.How was your 2007 Summer?
ayos naman

16.How long was your longest telebabad?
4 hours ata

17.Last place uv been to?
one legazpi place, pare. (may party akong pinuntahan doon)

18.They say you are:
the diplomatic rex

19.How old are you?

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Random Sentimental Stuff

Ever had a dream that was so nice, so "perfect" that you wish you never woke up? Then did it ever happen to you that you did wake up, saw it was still not time to get up, fall asleep again and the dream continued?

Well that's what happened to me last night. I still remember parts of the dream. It made me feel very relaxed and happy today. No, I won't tell you what my dream was. Only that it was very nice, made me feel very warm and fuzzy inside. No, it was NOT a wet dream either.

I'm just curious as to what triggered this dream. Could it have been the best of Bon Jovi CD I listened to last night? And why is it that when I was on the way to work this morning, I had to (and still am) listening to the same best of Bon Jovi on my old, 4th generation, yet still reliable, iPod?

Maybe it's because Bon Jovi is as close to "senti" music I can listen to. Not that I don't like love songs or anything, it's just that I really can't listen to those things. So the closest bands I listen to when I get sentimental are Bon Jovi, 10000 Maniacs, and even the ballads of Dream Theater. Which is not necessarily considered music sentimental people listen to. But that's just me.

Anyway a lot of changes are in store for 2008. Some changes are happening as we speak. I've decided to try to break out of my comfort zone and maybe try to aim for the stars. Achieve more. Take a break. Enjoy life. Be a nicer person. Maybe even try to become a more active Christian. No, maybe not the last one. But you catch my drift.

Some events are already in motion, and I don't feel comfortable mentioning them yet on this blog. But changes are surely afoot.

All I can say is 2007 was a roller coaster ride, but I want 2008 to be a smooth bullet train ride where I tell the train where to stop and how fast to go. It's time I started taking control of my destiny.


Friday, January 11, 2008

Analyzing My Fantasy Basketball Team

So the past post I put up I was basically ranting about how my fantasy league team record sucked. And it did. If got two "go-to" guys and a couple of complementary players who are "worthy" of being a go-to guy once in a while. But since this is a fantasy league, the numbers my team puts up are mediocre at best. I rarely excel in more than one (ONE!!!) fantasy league category, which I assume is assists. Most are mediocre, sub-t0-mid 40% FG percentage. Free throws are a problem. Blocks, steals. You name it, it's an issue.

So here I go. I'll give my comments so far on each player I have on my team.

Tony Parker (PG) - Would have been excellent as a UTL on my team because he provides points and some assists, but I never expected him to be a starter. Sadly the injury and knee operation Agent Zero Gilbert Arenas got has forced TP to be my starting PG. He can score and drop dimes but his numbers aren't that great.
PPG 20.6 RPG 3.20 APG 6.6

Joe Johnson (SG) - He's had an up and down year, lacking in consistency. I was expecting a PPG 24 RPG 4 APG 4 player this year after the season he had last year. But alas his numbers are somewhat down. Great assist numbers for a shooting guard, though. But that's it.
PPG 21.5 RPG 4.00 APG 5.4

Stephen Jackson (SF) - I drafted him, cut him (because he was suspended the first 7 games of the season), and got him again as a high risk / high reward player. Plus he plays 3 positions (SG, SF, PF) and he has rewarded me greatly. I never expected him to post such all-around numbers, but I feel like he'd be better off as a UTL than my SF. But I had to move him to SF because my previous starting SF (AK47) got injured. More on the latter later.
PPG 20.9 RPG 5.70 APG 3.9

Lamar Odom (PF) - My current favorite NBA player (since my old favorites are either not playing anymore or at the twilight of their careers - eg. Webber, Sprewell, Grant Hill) and someone I should not have gotten in the 2nd round. Sadly favoritism overruled my competitive nature and I got a guy oozing with talent but so damned inconsistent. He gives decent rebounding numbers but that's it. His assists are down, his scoring is down. This guy was supposed to be the Scottie Pippen to Kobe's Michael Jordan. He's brilliant one game, then commits a brain fart the next (honestly, what were you thinking when you tackled Ray Allen?!?). He should be better off as a UTL player but sadly my front court is severly lacking. PPG 13.8 RPG 9.10 APG 2.5

Tyson Chandler (C) - Centers are the hardest to come by in the NBA these recent years. I thought I had a sure thing in Chandler. He has been consistent, giving good rebounding numbers. I sorta expected more out of him in the blocks department. But he's not even getting 2 BPG. Oh well. At least he's putting up better numbers than Ben Wallace. Though I wish I got Andrew Bynum.
PPG 12.1 RPG12.10 APG 1.0

Rashad McCants (UTL) - I took a risk on this guy because early on in the season he was producing great numbers. Now I've read that he's in the coach's doghouse, plus his play has been erratic. Someone I might consider dropping if I find a better UTL replacement.
PPG 15.1 RPG 2.80 APG 2.1

Al Harrington (UTL) - Here was a player I had high hopes for. Another guy who plays mutliple positions (SF, PF, C) who I thought would flourish in the Warriors' offense. A big man with decent handles and long range, he's been inconsistent this season (which seems to be the common theme my players have) but has had flashes of brilliance. I just wish he would get his act together.
PPG 14.5 RPG5.20 APG 1.7

Darko Milicic (Bench) - Another wasted pick. He's one of my other favorite NBA players (because he's a lefty like me, and because I seem to be magnetized to players with so much potential yet the inability to consitently tap into it - eg Lamar Odom, Darius Miles, Quentin Richardson) and I was hoping that moving to a new team with a run-and-gun tempo would rejuvenate Darko. He's been good with his national team but he seems to disappear in the NBA. Whatever happened to his competitive fire? Wasn't he threatening to rape the referees wives and daughters during the Euroleague Championships or something? Where is that passion in the NBA?!? Sheesh. I know I should drop him for someone else but seeing as how I am already thin in the front court I may keep him. (Although right now Travis Outlaw is a free agent in our league so... I may just drop Darko)
PPG 6.8 RPG 6.00 APG 1.2

Andrei Kirilenko (Bench) - Another high-risk pick I took. I was expecting a sort of rebirth for him this year. After his stellar Euroleague play and the fact that he and Coach Sloan of the Jazz were supposed to have talked things over. His assists are great but that's it. Defensively his numbers aren't that great anymore. His scoring is low again. And his rebounding is just a bit too low for someone who's 6 ft 9 inches. He was my starting SF but then he got this back ailment and hasn't played since, I think. Then again, inserting Captain Jack into the starting lineup may have been a good move.
PPG 11.5 RPG 6.00 APG 4.8

Gilbert Arenas (Bench) - Biggest disappointment I got. Had so much hope for this guy this year. I believe I talked about him my previous post. Just a waste for my team. I could've been great this year if Agent Zero was playing because coupled with Joe Johnson and Tony Parker we could've been secure in the points category. Oh well.
PPG 22.4 RPG4.40 APG 5.9

And that's it. I just analyed my whole fantasy league team.


Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Fantasy Basketball

It's like this. Every year my high school classmates and I compete in fantasy basketball. Most recently we used the services of's Ultimate Fantasy Commissioner.

Now I usually end up losing fantasy leagues as I always pick my favorite players. During the 2006-2007 season I ended up making the playoffs because I got Kobe Bryant (by luck) and Al Jefferson, who turned into a beast during that season.

This year? My first round pick was Agent Zero, Gilbert Arenas. During the 06-07 season Gil was phenomenal, ranking in the top five (I think) in scoring. So I was happy to get him. Here was a guy who was consistent and could help me win games. Then what happens?

Gil shuts it down to get surgery on his knee, which as it turns out isn't as all right as I was hoping it to be.

I'm not hating on Gil, in fact I wish him the speediest and best recovery so he can come back better. I'm just saying it sucks that now I have no go-to guy on my team. I'm losing in almost every category. I have some players who come up with some spectacular games, but they aren't as consistent as Agent Zero.

I have Joe Johnson, Tony Parker, Stephen Jackson, and Andrei Kirilenko. To name a few. And they aren't as consistent as I need them to win.

So now I'm at the bottom of my league. Whoop-de-doo.

Oh well.