Tuesday, 18 December 2012

When Glam and Rock Meet! Talleco Glam Rock Christmas

It's a season to be jolly... and celebrate christmas parties!

Talleco just had a first ever christmas party and we did it glam rock style!

Soft dev pipz with their manager Ms. Joan in red

IT QA Manager, Sir Gerard struting his groove

Couple of the year!

The band with no name!

Support group

Reggae band, Shrubs

It was a night were every employee in Talleco, even the managers, did their thing on the dance floor and danced the night away!

Date: December 15, 2012 (Saturday)
Venue: Cebu International Convention Center
Theme: Glam Rock

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Rise of the Guardians

Prepare to meet your childhood guardians!

Rise of the Guardians is an epic adventure that tells the story of a group of heroes - each with extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.

The spirit of winter, Jack Frost (Chris Pine), describes how he came to be hundreds of years ago, lifted from the depths of a frozen lake by the Man in the Moon, and has been invisible ever since because people don't believe in him. 300 years later at the North Pole, Nicholas St. North, better known as Santa Claus (Alec Baldwin), is alerted that Pitch Black the Bogeyman (Jude Law) has returned and is threatening childhood with fear. After summoning fellow Guardians the Tooth Fairy/Toothiana (Isla Fisher), the Easter Bunny/E. Aster Bunnymund (Hugh Jackman) and the Sandman/Sandy, North learns from the Man in the Moon that they are to induct Jack as their new member. Jack is brought to North's headquarters and they attempt to swear him in. Jack, frustrated by centuries of isolation caused by children's disbelief in him, declines to join. Regardless, North persuades him to cooperate for now by explaining their mission and the looming threat of Pitch.
At Tooth's palace, the team discovers that Pitch has attacked, taken all the children's teeth, the childhood memories stored in them, and all but one of Tooth's baby fairies, Baby Tooth, whom Jack saves. Pitch declares his intention to destroy children's faith in the Guardians in revenge for his own disbelieved-in state, beginning with Tooth, who immediately begins weakening as children stop believing in her. To avert this, the Guardians perform her teeth-collection themselves for the interim, with a promise to find Jack's teeth to recover his previous life's memories. A young boy named Jamie (Dakota Goyo) is delighted to discover them in his room, as he believes in all of them except Jack, which renders Jack still invisible. Pitch learns of the Guardians' resistance and attacks Jack and Sandy; despite Jack's great efforts to save him, Sandy is overwhelmed by Pitch and seemingly destroyed.
The dejected Guardians next rally by helping Bunnymund prepare his eggs for Easter to keep children's belief strong. Although slightly complicated by the intrusion of Jamie's toddler sister, Sophie, the operation goes smoothly through to the distribution stage. Jack takes Sophie home, and discovers the entrance to Pitch's headquarters, where Tooth's baby fairies and the teeth are being held. Pitch urges him to step aside as a neutral party with the promise of his teeth's memories. Jack refuses, and Pitch attacks Bunnymund's domain, ruining the Easter-egg distribution and shattering children's faith in the Easter Bunny.
The Guardians' spirit broken, a despondent Jack departs in disgrace to Antarctica. There, Pitch tempts him to join forces, but Jack again refuses, as he wants to be loved, not feared. In response, Pitch reveals he has Baby-Tooth and threatens to kill her unless Jack surrenders the source of his power, his staff. Jack submits, but Pitch reneges and the resulting fight leaves Jack trapped in a crevasse with Baby-Tooth while Pitch breaks his staff. To counter Jack's despair, Baby-Tooth convinces Jack to unlock his memories, which reveals that he was once a mortal teenager, fun-loving, gentle, and compassionate, who died saving his little sister from falling through the thin ice of a lake and, because of that sacrifice, Jack was changed into an immortal winter spirit and immediately chosen as a Guardian by the Man in the Moon.
Inspired at this revelation, Jack is able to restore his staff and his power. Jack, as well as the Guardians and Pitch, learn there is only one believing child left: Jamie. Jack races to the boy first and not only confirms Jamie's faith in the Guardians, but also instills a belief in Jack Frost, enabling Jamie to finally see him, to Jack's own surprise and joy. The diminished and weakened Guardians arrive to join him as they confront Pitch, while Jamie gathers his friends to support them. Pitch's seemingly overwhelming power of nightmare proves no match against the children's faith, which restores the Guardians' full power to battle the villain. Sandman is resurrected by this belief, and joins the fight, leaving Pitch defeated and children's faith restored, as well as in Jack Frost. Pitch is taken down by his own fear and is dragged back into his lair.
At this victory, Jack finally accepts his responsibilities as a Guardian and resolves to protect the world's children with his new friends as well as spread feelings of joy and fun wherever he goes.

This is a very heartwarming indeed. It gives children something to believe in. Another tear-jerking movie that would make the adults see how important the children's dreams are and how one naughty Jack Frost turns into a hero for all the children in the world!
It's all about believing, giving importance to your friends, and knowing ones center that makes everyone of us heroes.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Samurai X: Rurouni Kenshin

The most awaited anime to be rendered a live-action movie: Samurai X! I've always been a fan of this anime eversince. I watched all of its episodes and even the OVAs. It has everything! Comedy, drama, action, friendship, revenge, and strong virtues.

There were already rumours about the film that they had no plans of showing it internationally. But that would be unfair right?? Good thing that they gave in and allowed it to be shown in selected cinemas and SM was lucky enough to get the rights. At first, it was rumoured again that it'll just be shown for a week, but since ratings were so high, they had to extend it.
But we made sure and got tickets for the first showing. December 5, 2012 at 10:00AM.
In 1868, after the end of the Bakumatsu war, the former assassin Kenshin Himura promises to defend those who need without killing and wanders through Japan with a sword with inverted blade during the transition of the samurai age to the New Age. When Kenshin helps the idealistic Kaoru Kamiya from the gangsters of the powerful opium drug lord Kanryuu Takeda that wants her school for his production of opium, Kaoru invites Kenshin to stay in the school. But the drug chemist Megumi Takani escapes from Kanryuu and seeks shelter in the school.
Meanwhile the killer Battosai is murdering police officers and leaving messages attached to their bodies. When the cruel Kanryuu poisons the population to get the school, and Kenshin and the street fighter Sanosuke Sagara join forces to attack their common enemy.

It only covered the first arc of the anime. I hope so that another movie would be filmed for the other arcs. I sure would like to see Aoishi, Misao, and even Shishio in a live-action movie! ^__^

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Stop, Look and Go Find the Sign

I don't believe in signs, but imma give it a try…

I need a sign before 2013 starts!

STOP and think

LOOK at the possibilities
GO find the sign

I guess 1 year was enough... 
My needs to rest. 

My Paranormal Romance

Merry just wants to focus on her studies to secure her future, discarding romances and relationships as nonsensical distractions. She wants to get in the toughest university in the country, S.H.U (Super Hard University).
But Life throws her a curve-ball in the form of a mystical object that makes Merry a magnet for everything paranormal.

I already watched this Cinema One original (as what was featured in my My Paranormal Valentines post) last February 2012. It was one of the finalist and garnered a lot of awards during the said film fest. The producers decided to air it again later that year and now they're doing it nationwide. It was a very funny, romantic movie. Again, no dull moment when you watch this film. It's a must see Cebuano pride!