12 April 2006

Official GodMum :D

Layla was baptized in an small Church ceremony last weekend so I'm officially a Godmother / Ninang, yahooey! We were very fortunate that she was the only baby scheduled for a baptism so the event was very intimate. Family and friends then gathered for lunch at a nearby Spanish restaurant. She looked like she was ready to go to bed when she arrived at the Church but she seemed to be listening attentively to the Deacon during the service and was in a good mood during the lunch. Sweet ;)

Comic conversation

I'm supposed to be finalizing the Minutes of the previous meeting, but I needed a quick distraction so I surfed the net and found an article on Neil Gaiman (The Gamines Love Gaiman) at http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.04/posts.html?pg=6. This excerpt made me giddy and a bit reflective...

..."Then I have a question for you," says another member of the party, Mitch Cutler, owner of St. Marks Comics. Located just around the corner, it's one of the country's best independent comic book retail shops. "Who do you think the next generation of readers will be?"

This is what comics guys talk about over dinner: What happens when 14-year-old boys put down their tales of garishly clad, overmuscled men who like to bash robots? "I'm not sure," Gaiman says. "But I do know that when I got to Singapore to do a reading, there were 600 teenage girls waiting. And when I got to the Philippines, there were 2,000 teenage girls waiting, screaming my name."

Cutler nods. "That's it," he says. "It's girls between 13 and 25."...

No, I wasn't one of the 2K who saw Gaiman during his visit yet it's cool that our country made such an impact on his tour. I did give my older sister an essay I wrote on Stardust and let her line up for Mr. Gaiman's autograph. Hmmm, I must remember to frame that essay one of these days.

Anyway, have a meaningful Holy Week and enjoy a Happy Easter! ;)

05 April 2006

The songs of 1992

I checked out www.musicoutfitters.com, recommended by Calai, to view the Top 100 Songs of 1992 (the year I graduated from High School). I actually thought it was a good year for music until I went through this list. It's probably just because I'm more into New Wave, Glam Rock and Alternative Music. I also think that there were a lot of good artists who just didn't have great hits that year. Anyway, see if any of these ring a bell or bring back (haunting) memories ;)

1. End of the Road (Boyz II Men) --- A Batch 1993 Graduation song favorite
2. Baby Got Back (Sir Mix-A-Lot) --- A hot summer beach song
3. Jump (Kris Kross) --- Infectious to a fault
4. Save The Best For Last (Vanessa Williams) --- The best friend's mantra
5. Baby-Baby-Baby (TLC) --- Lounging music
6. Tears in Heaven (Eric Clapton) --- Won Song of the Year at the Grammys?
7. My Lovin'...You're Never Gonna Get It (En Vogue) --- Wow, En Vogue revamped
8. Under The Bridge (Red Hot Chilli Peppers) --- Classic
9. All 4 Love (Color Me Badd) --- Catchy
10. Just Another Day (Jon Secada) --- Power vocals and a different kind of music video
11. I Love Your Smile (Shanice) --- Young and bubbly
12. To Be With You (Mr. Big) --- A favorite jamming session song
13. I'm Too Sexy (Right Said Fred) --- Nuts but got good air play
14. Black Or White (Michael Jackson) --- I couldn't understand half the song
15. Achy Breaky Heart (Billy Ray Cyrus) --- Song of the Year according to my Dad :)
16. I'll Be There (Mariah Carey) --- Bring back the old Mariah ;)
17. November Rain (Guns N' Roses) --- Such a LONG song and music video
18. Life Is A Highway (Tom Cochrane) --- Good driving music
19. Remember The Time (Michael Jackson) --- Fun music video
20. Finally (CeCe Peniston) --- The song of former NBSBs (No Boyfriend Since Birth)
21. This Used To Be My Playground (Madonna) --- So serious
22. Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough (Patty Smyth) --- Sniffle
23. Can't Let Go (Mariah Carey) --- Can't recall this one
24. Jump Around (House of Pain) --- Or this one
25. Diamonds and Pearls (Prince and The N.P.G) --- What was he thinking?
26. Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me (George Michael and Elton John) --- Strange duo
27. Masterpiece (Atlantic Starr) --- Nothing great but I actually still remember it, haha!
28. If You Asked Me To (Celine Dion) --- Ah, the silent prayer of probably a lot of women
29. Giving Him Something He Can Feel (En Vogue) --- Hmmm, a lot of R&B this year
30. Live And Learn (Joe Public) --- Or forget?
31. Come And Talk To Me (Jodeci) --- I'm sure that I listened to this one...
32. Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana) --- My introduction to grunge and a cool album
33. Humpin' Around (Bobby Brown) --- He lost me at New Edition
34. Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover (Sophie B. Hawkins) --- Great song, scary music video
35. Tell Me What You Want Me To Do (Teven Campbell) --- How old was he then?
36. Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg (TLC) --- Standard TLC
37. It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday (Boyz II Men) --- Top 2 '93 Grad Song :P
38. Move This (Techtronic) --- I vaguely remember this
39. Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen) --- Wayne's World ;)
40. Tennessee (Arrested Development) --- Almost got some corn braids due to this
41. The Best Things In Life Are Free (Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson) --- Happy/Joy
42. Make It Happen (Mariah Carey) --- House cleaning dance music #64
43. The One (Elton John) --- Can't remember how this goes...
44. Set Adrift On Memory Bliss (P.M. Dawn) --- I want to go to the beach NOW
45. Stay (Shakespeare's Sister) --- I think I liked this one then
46. 2 Legit 2 Quit (Hammer) --- He's still MC Hammer to me
47. Please Don't Go (K.W.S.) --- I might know this one...
48. Breakin' My Heart...Pretty Brown Eyes (Mint Condition) --- And maybe this one...
49. Wishing On A Star (Cover Girls) --- Where are they now?
50. She's Playing Hard To Get (Hi-Five) --- Overplayed on the radio
51. I'd Die Without You (P.M. Dawn) --- Reminded me of their other song minus the beach
52. Good For Me (Amy Grant) --- I like AG but this forgettable
53. All I Want (Toad The Wet Sprocket) --- A new era of barefoot musical geniuses
54. When A Man Loves A Woman (Michael Bolton) --- A movie I've never seen
55. I Can't Dance (Genesis) --- You gotta admit they must've had fun making the music video
56. Hazard (Richard Marx) --- This really clicked over here
57. Mysterious Ways (U2) --- Re-invention is healthy for us fans
58. Too Funky (George Michael) --- So it's George Michael...
59. How Do You Talk To An Angel (Heights) --- Ok song, a mediocre show
60. One (U2) --- Every music video for this was mind blowing
61. Keep On Walkin' (CeCe Peniston) --- I must've because it doesn't ring a bell
62. Hold On My Heart (Genesis) --- Ah, Mr. Collins, hitting me where it hurts
63. The Way I Feel About You (Karyn White) --- No, nothing comes to mind
64. Beauty And The Beast (Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson) --- LSS (Last Song Syndrome)
65. Warm It Up (Kriss Kross) --- I think I developed selective memory after Jump
66. In The Closet (Michael Jackson) --- Nice sepia video
67. People Everyday (Arrested Development) --- Can I buy a letter?
68. No Son Of Mine (Genesis) --- This reminds me of the Tarzan soundtrack
69. Wildside (Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch) --- A steady song
70. Do I Have To Say The Words? (Bryan Adams) --- Not one of his best
71. Friday I'm In Love (The Cure) --- I love The Cure but now the songs all sound the same
72. Everything About You (Ugly Kid Joe) --- Witty
73. Blowing Kisses In The Wind (Paula Abdul) --- Nothing beats Rush, Rush
74. Thought I'd Died And Gone To Heaven (Bryan Adams) --- Not a good pick-up line
75. Rhythm Is A Dancer (Snap) --- Possible house cleaning music
76. Addams Groove (Hammer) --- I miss Raul Julia
77. Missing You Now (Michael Bolton) --- I don't think that I miss this song
78. Back To The Hotel (N2Deep) --- Am clueless about this one
79. Everything Changes (Kathy Troccoli) --- Trippy song but so Jerry Maguire
80. Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad (Def Leppard) --- The glam rock continues
81. Take This Heart (Richard Marx) --- Could you play the first three chords, please?
82. When I Look Into Your Eyes (Firehouse) --- It was all downhill from here
83. I Wanna Love You (Jade) --- I know Sade but who is Jade?
84. Uhh Ahh (Boyz II Men) --- Uhmmm...
85. Real Love (Mary J. Blige) --- I still don't like her version of One with U2
86. Justified and Ancient (The KLF) --- I'll know it when I hear it?
87. Slow Motion (Color Me Badd) --- I'm lost
88. What About Your Friends (TLC) --- Ho-hum
89. Thinkin' Back (Color Me Badd) --- Really lost now: Obviously, I don't have a CMB CD
90. Would I Lie To You? (Charles and Eddie) --- The cheating man's anthem
91. That's What Love Is For (Amy Grant) --- Belongs to the finale of a high school play
92. Keep Coming Back (Richard Marx) --- A style that doesn't suit Richard Marx's hairdo
93. Free Your Mind (En Vogue) --- A real girl power tune
94. Keep It Comin' (Keith Sweat) --- No idea
95. Just Take My Heart (Mr. Big) --- Ack, the pain...
96. I Will Remember You (Amy Grant) --- Am trying to sing it in my head and I can't
97. We Got A Love Thang (CeCe Peniston) --- Her hair bothered me by this song
98. Let's Get Rocked (Def Leppard) --- The heavy drinkers party song
99. They Want EFX (Das EFX) --- I must have been in the restroom when this came out
100. I Can't Make You Love Me (Bonnie Raitt) --- Go Deanna Johnston? (Rock Star INXS)