Heya everyone...Mar 27, 2013
This is just mostly me soaking up as much temp as I can for a while. I don't get to go around this place as much as I'd want to. Feels great to be back at Temp. Looks like not much has changed other than the crap tons of TempCasts I have to catch up with. I still lurk around here sometimes, but I'm rarely signed in. Still noisy on the General Off-Topic and USN forums it seems, And my guide's still stickied lol. There seems to be tons of activity going on in the gaming forums too; I mean, doesn't seem nearly as much as there was in the NDS' heyday, but it'll pick up once hacks start pouring in.
Due to the crazy early educational system around my country, looks like I'll be heading off to college in a couple of months (At 16! So Early!). I miraculously got a full scholarship to a really good school around here; I pretty much lucked out since they only give that certain kind of scholarship to like, 15 people. I'm gonna be majoring in Economics. Seems hard, but Imma try my best. That means I'll have even LESS time for goofing off at the internet, but I'll try to lurk around here sometimes.
Anyways, that's about it.
Temping Around a BitSep 23, 2012
So, I've decided to come back and inspect the Temp for changes. Evidently, there have been none.
I have been gone for an abnormally long time (abnormally long for me) since I've been dealing with school, and school, and school, and school a lot. I go to college next year, so I'm kinda bracing myself for it.
Anyways, gotta get to work on my projects. I hope I get to log in more often.
The PSP is... quite good.Jan 3, 2012
Well, I'm back. Sorta. I'll still stop by the site on occasion, but not everyday like I used to.
Got a PSP a few weeks ago, a 3000 to be exact. I know, I should've gotten a Go... but I found the smaller screen unsatisfying plus the 3000 was a bit cheaper which still left me room to buy an 8gig memory stick. Using a temporary CFW and it's working out swimmingly. Playing a couple of great games, right now I'm playing Persona 3 Portable (the girl campaign this time) and Prinny: Can I Really be the Hero? which is huge fun. Anyone have some recommendations, just put 'em here.
Listening to a lot of music from 2011, a recommendation would be Wasting Light from the Foo Fighters. Good album. Oh, and Bon Iver. And The King of Limbs, from Radiohead. It's not their best, but it's pretty solid. Give it a listen. Oh yeah, and then there's Watch the Throne.
Hmm.. that's about it.
Movie #1 - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless MindOct 11, 2011
If you're reading, you've stumbled across my new temp blog! A movie a day! As this is the first day, I've decided to use a movie that I love a great deal. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind!
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Genre: Romance, Science-Fiction, Drama
Director: Michael Gondry (The Green Hornet)
Screenwriter: Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation)
Studio: Focus Features
Starring: Jim Carrey (The Truman Show), Kate Winslet (Titanic), Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man), Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are All Right)
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
BAFTA for Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing
Writer's Guild Award for Best Original Screenplay
Academy Awards - Best Actress
Golden Globes - Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Screenplay
Ceasar Awards - Best Foreign Film
BAFTA's - Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Film
Synopsis (IMDB): A couple undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories when their relationship turns sour, but it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is one of the best movies I've ever seen. It just about perfects everything, every line is perfect to the situation and the story at hand, the jumpy editing style is fitting to the scenes, and the story's absolute surrealism manages to capture realism at the same time. Seemingly contradictory, you'd be surprised of how it manages to make you feel, regardless of who you are, afterwards.
The story starts very peculiarly, giving us little background of the story as a whole. It's easy to be confused by the movie, but by center of the film involving the film's core topic is wholly gripping as you piece together the entire situation entirely. It develops an unorthodox way of unfolding the story, by traveling through the story in an extremely non linear method. It doesn't merely tell a story and be done with it, it tightly increases the emotional gravity of the plot and challenges you along with it.
The ending almost manages to halt the surrealistic movement of the story completely and make you focus, not just on the situation, but who these characters are and what they feel. You obtain a poignant and touching display of human persistence, while it being more grounded than the whole rest of the movie. In the end, you somehow get how they feel, even if it heavily involves brain washing.
An absolute must-watch.
My Score: 4/4
Trivia: The title of the movie is taken from a poem by Alexander Pope which goes as such.
How happy is the blameless vestal's lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd;
Bloggity - there's *u*k here!Oct 2, 2011
*u*k of course meaning funk. What did you think it was?
- Anyways, I've generally been inactive, but it's cause, as usual, projects. And loads of them. I'm trying to get my grades up from high to obscenely high. Wish me luck. I'm feeling enthusiastic because my in worst subject grade (94), I'm getting abnormally high scores. Right now, I'm working on a lantern. It's fugly, but it's not the worst thing ever. I think. :I I'm putting on some more designs, maybe some cloud things.
- One of my friends left his Facebook account open on my lappy by accident. Needless to say, I know a LOT more about his not-so-secret secret love-friend-orisit? relationship with this guy. It's incredibly adorable and lovey-dovey, almost like some sort of rom-com except, well, it's on Facebook. In real life, he still denies it. :rollseyes:
- Haven't done as much gaming and movie-watching as I would generally do, but I'll try to fit the two in my schedule more often. Just SO much shit.
- Been writing some stuff for here, and it's helluva fun. Just <3 writing.
- It's been raining a lot here. 3? storms in the past month. Good part - suspended classes, bad part - can't go out.
- I keep losing my key. I've lost it 3 times in the last week. XD
Report CardsSep 9, 2011
English - 96
Filipino (Native Language) - 94
Religion - 97
Geometry - 98
History - 98
Science - 97
Technology and Home Economics - 97
Algebra - 100
P.E. and Health - 96
Final Average - 97.02
Homeroom Rank - 1
Level Rank - 2
WOW. WOOOOOW. I'm immensely happy about this.
Exam Scores.. Again.Aug 23, 2011
So, we've gotten the first few exam scores and I'm extremely pleased. Wooo!
Algebra - 100/100. Incredible joy. I'm the highest in the whole year level, so.. yeah. Also, I have 10 additional points which makes me 110/100. XD
English - 97/100. I'm actually just 92, but I have 5 additional points. So, yeah. Pretty nice, since I anticipated a very low grade for this test.
Science - 100/100. LOL, my actual score is 88... with 12 additional points. SO, yeah.
Electronics - 70/70. Uh huh, written electronics exams. Mostly just a ton of math and diagrams so it was a piece of cake.
History - 96/100. Easy test, but most of my mistakes were terminology related. XD
And for the other stuff.
- I haven't been on GBAtemp as much as I'd have liked, but that's because I'm using a different kind of internet nowadays.
- Really been doing a lot of movie watching; as per usual. Most recent movie I watched in theaters was Crazy, Stupid, Love., and it was great. Before that was Rise of the Planet of the Apes, also great. I plan to watch Trust next, since for some reason it's only showing in the Philippines now. Besides Trust, there's CONTAGION. Can't wait.
- Been thinking of changing my Username (come on guys, hear me out on this!) to KayBee, since everyone calls me KB anyways.
- Been playing a couple of retro games. Mostly some SNES RPGs, some N64 and PS1 stuff and GBA (if you count that as retro). That's the best I could do with a netbook and a slow internet connection.
A Math Problem (and Exams)Aug 18, 2011
Just something that's annoying me. Can anyone simplify this? It was our bonus question in our exam and I really want to perfect it so getting this right may give me some assurance.
Anyways, exams are.. not done yet. But here's the ones that are:
Advanced Algebra - Woo. Easy as hell, so I don't comprehend why everyone seemed to have such a difficult time with it. Fun too.
History - Bla, bla bla, easy.
Chemistry - I hated it. It wasn't that hard, I just hated it.
English - I don't get why they, all of a sudden, made it hard. Damn you random shit.
Electronics - So much math and diagrams that it hurt.
Computer - It wasn't difficult, but it was LONG. REALLY LONG.
Filipino (National Language) - Easy.
KB's Movie Score DatabaseAug 9, 2011
I haven't been around here in... some time I guess. And due to that, I thought I'd share this. It's a record of scores that I gave to the movies on my HD (well, my movie folder, I have plenty more) which total to about a hundred, and the scores are complete. Though the descriptions aren't. I've watched a far greater number of movies than this in the theater, directly streaming, in DVD's, on TV, so these actually cover a miniscule portion of what I've watched. I do keep a few for my little cousin so don't laugh when you see Lizzie McGuire there.
I apologize but most of these are good movies, so no bad ones here. I'll complete this out with a ton more movies though if I stop being lazy...
8 Mile - 3/4
- Eminem's performance is standout and so is his music, even with the plot premise and pacing leaving something to be desired.
127 Hours - 3.5/4
- A great one-man show with James Franco dominating our attention and us willingly giving it.
A Beautiful Mind - 3.5/4
- The intellectuality of the movie is surprisingly not deep, but rather easy to understand. It keeps our attention and does well with it.
A Single Man - 3/4
- The camerawork and artistic direction is absolutely ridiculous, but Colin Firth's performance fishes the movie out of the flaws.
Adaptation - 4/4
- The brilliant trio of performances from the three leads power the movie, along the with the excellent script and wackiness that balances the drama.
Adventureland - 3.5/4
- A heartfelt movie that manages to be genuinely emotional thanks to the cast comprising of talented young actors and the refreshingly young adult setting of the film.
Amadeus - 4/4
- The performances are unlike anything I've ever seen in a period piece, and the music of the movie very well fits it's immense grandeur.
Audition - 3/4
- An unignorable slow start may be intensely noticable, but the last 30 minutes are so harrowing you may forget they even happened.
Battle Royale - 3.5/4
- Incredibly violent and blunt when dealing with serious matters, Battle Royale manages to show stylish artistic direction amidst all the gore.
Beauty and the Beast - 4/4
- The epitome of the Disney rennaiscance, it's light surface counteracts perfectly with the dark depth of the characters behind it.
Black Swan - 3.5/4
- A provocative psychological thriller that is artistically fulfilled to the maximum, even with a few, ignorable bumps in the narrative content.
Borat - 4/4
- Virtually the funniest movie I've ever seen. Everything is funny, from the first minute to the mock credits at the end, this is pure comedy gold. Sacha Baron Cohen, I believe, deserved an Oscar nomination for his portrayal.
Brokeback Mountain - 4/4
- While some may say this is "The Gay Cowboy" movie, I beg to differ. I believe that this is a movie about two people who fall in love, nothing more than that. Either way, the movie is fantastic.
Buried - 3/4
- A powerful performance by Ryan Renolds excuses the movie from the surprising number of narrative problems.
Capote - 4/4
- Capote is one of the most human biopics ever made, with the entire movie being genuine as it could possibly be. Philip Seymour Hoffman is tremendous in his portrayal here.
Die Hard - 3.5/4
- A celebration in satisfying violence, it manages to be both pleasing in a primal sense yet a well made movie, and a decent plot, even though no one cares about that.
Doubt - 4/4
- The quartet of fantastic, harrowing and touching performances, specifically Viola Davis, are incredibly embodiments to convey a message that, if you think about it, makes an incredible amount of sense. This movie will make you doubt indeed.
Easy A - 3/4
- A refreshingly intelligent teen movie that manages to give us a taste of the great actress - Emma Stone. She is wonderful here.
Ed Wood - 4/4
- Johnny Depp shines bright here, far brighter than anything he might do with an instant accent or an eccentric costume. The movie is an absolute pleasure to watch.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - 4/4
- Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet are both outstanding together here, leading me to believe that the assumption that Kate Winslet was best with Leo quite incorrect. The most genuine and thought-provoking romance I've ever had the pleasure of watching.
Finding Nemo - 3/4
- Though it suffers from a few flaws, you can see the great effort Pixar placed in animation and in creating a story reachable to children.
Food, Inc - 3.5/4
- Quite possibly one of the scariest movies I've ever seen, this isn't a horror movie. This documentary will probably cause you to think twice about buying a burger from Wendy's tommorow.
Forrest Gump - 3.5/4
- A celebration on both history and life, this peculiar film is as feel-good a movie as I've watched. Not realistic at all, this movie leans more on fantasy and manages to let us believe it.
Frost/Nixon - 3.5/4
- The movie may be unsure of itself, but we were sure that this was a great movie. It manages to humanize a vile president in a way that we don't like him, but we don't necessarily want to dig up his grave.
Gake no Ue no Ponyo (Ponyo) - 3.5/4
- Akin to Disney's The Little Mermaid, themes of sea adventure and romance is present here, all packaged in a movie that both children and adults will find absolutely delightful.
Ghostbusters - 3.5/4
- The most quotable movie on earth, the ridiculous feel of it seems to not affect how absolutely funny this movie is. While it may not be perfect, it's not aiming to be.
Hairspray - 3/4
- A musical that lacks a punch in terms of plot, but makes up for it in a blasting artistic direction and well composed and choreographed musical numbers.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerrer's Stone - 3/4
- The insane loyalty of Chris to the book is all too evident here. This deteriorates the movie somewhat, but it's undeniably well made.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - 3/4
- Same as the previous movie, it's incredibly loyal to the book and deteriorates the movie. It improves upon the previous film though only slightly.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - 4/4
- The absolute best of the Harry Potter series, the artistic direction that Alfonso Cuaron took with this particular installment. The plot was able to smoothen Rowling's original and give the series some breath. It was "the one where things got dark".
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - 3.5/4
- Goblet is arguably the most blunt film in the series. What it lacks in the depth located in the other films, it makes up for in incredible focus and fantastic use of special effects in display of artistry.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - 2.5/4
- The weakest of the bunch, this is not necessarily a disenchanting film, it's simply the least enchanting of the series. While it still has some familiarity, the pacing is off for the short duration of the film.
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - 3/4
- Focusing less on the magic and more on the human relations, it's more like a movie for teens than ever before. This is not necessarily a bad aspect though as this seems to be the perfect story to attempt it on.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 - 3/4
- Deathly Hallows Part 1 is lacking in a narrative punch, though it's impossible to blame it as it's a penultimate film. It's still an overall satisfying movie though, featuring a particularly great performance from Emma Watson.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - 3.5/4
- The shortest and most action-packed movie is also one of the best. Incredible use of special effects and art direction is present here, without sacrificing any of the narrative power. The cast is at their absolute finest, especially Alan Rickman who plays Professor Snape.
Hotaru No Haka (Grave of Fireflies) - 4/4
- An incredibly powerful anti-war movie from a different perspective, I believe that this story cements animation as on par in dramatic stories as any other kind of form of movies. It's story is as compelling and harrowing as the "classics".
I'm Not There - 3.5/4
- A total mess of a movie with almost complete narrative incoherence, this is also an immensely compelling biopic. With any other movie, messy would be bad, however this movie somehow makes the mess of stories feel absolute. The star cast is powered by Cate Blanchett's portrayal.
Inception - 3.5/4
- A great science fiction that manages to be challenging intellectually and enthralling visually.
Jeux de Enfants (Love Me If You Dare) - 2/4
- There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that this would have been a good movie if it had not been for the fact that the two main characters are quite possibly the most unlikeable people on earth.
Julie and Julia - 3/4
- The movie is nice, but Merryl Streep's portrayal of famous chef Julia Child is nicer. Amy Adams also gives a nice performance as Julie Powell which most people tend to overlook.
Juno - 4/4
- This is undoubtedly one of the best comedies of the decade, simply for the fact that it practically invented it's own subculture, much like Napoleon Dynamite. It also featured a brilliant performance from the delightful Ellen Page who managed to embody her character completely.
Kokuhaku (Confessions) - 4/4
- Dark, gory, artistic, and powerful. Relentless in every waking minute, and featuring an incredible cast. The first 30 minutes are equal parts disturbing and harrowing. Most standout is it's use of worded music that manages to be fitting.
Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amelie Poulain (Amelie) - 4/4
- A visual treat that delights us with the performance of Audrey Tatou and it's incredibly innocent yet depthful plot.
Little Miss Sunshine - 3.5/4
- A dark comedy/dramedy that is immediate and clear, without being blunt and maintaining humor. It's both fascinating and entertaining in a very adult fashion.
Lost in Translation - 4/4
- A relentless dramedy that shines thanks to the presence and charisma of the two leads and the beautiful urban backdrop, together with a mature, contained love story that is almost never expected. A fascinating look on Japanese culture all the same.
Marley and Me - 2.5/4
- In shines as a drama more than it does as a comedy, but it's nice for some Christmas entertainment, if you're looking to cry. Seriously though, it's direct ending will make you cry, though the rest will likely bore you.
Million Dollar Baby - 4/4
- A fantastic sports drama that is the best I've seen since (dare I say this?) Raging Bull. Hilary Swank's portrayal as a scrappy underdog boxer is amazing, as is the fact that the story never subjectifies itself to stereotypes and expectations.
Monsters Inc. - 3/4
- A weak Pixar movie out of the bunch, but still entirely good, it does have quite possibly some of the best music in a Pixar movie that I've seen. The movie manages to be heartfelt and light entertainment.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail - 3/4
- I don't laugh as much at it as I expect myself to, though that's mostly because (and someone can quote me on this) from a generation that's seen Borat, nothing will live up to my expectations. Though it is undeniably genuine comedy sketching at it's best.
Moulin Rouge - 3.5/4
- A dazzling, artsy and visually sparkling musical that uses contemporary music, quite a rarity. It's wild, crazy, random, yet consistent plot-wise and improves upon a well known story formula.
Mr. Bean's Holiday - 2.5/4
- This movie, at the very least, greatly improves upon it's precceedor "Bean". Then again, that's not really saying much. It's entertaining to say the least and there are funny moments, but it's not very consistent.
No Country for Old Men - 3.5/4
- An incredibly powerful western with equally powerful casting, with a few narrative bumps that may have been in there. Or I'm imagining them.
Okuribito (Departures) - 3.5/4
- A warm, predictable, simplistic, life-affirming story of death. Somehow ironic in itself, it's pleasurable to watch and strong althroughout in conveying it's message of beauty and life.
Precious - 4/4
- To be continued....
Rachel Getting Married - 3.5/4
Ratatouille - 3.5/4
Requiem for a Dream - 4/4
Rocky - 3.5/4
Schindler's List - 4/4
Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakus Hi (Spirited Away) - 4/4
Shakespeare in Love - 3.5/4
Shutter - 2/4
South Park - Bigger, Longer and Uncut - 3/4
Sweeny Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - 4/4
Tangled - 3/4
Tagore Seibei (The Twilight Samurai) - 3.5/4
The Pursuit of Happiness - 3/4
The Dark Knight - 4/4
The Devil Wears Prada - 3/4
The Hurt Locker - 4/4
The Incredibles - 4/4
The Kids Are All Right - 3.5/4
The King's Speech - 4/4
The Lizzie McGuire Movie - 2/4
The Prestige - 3/4
The Queen - 3.5/4
The Silence of the Lambs - 4/4
The Simpsons Movie - 3/4
The Social Network - 4/4
Titanic - 3.5/4
Toy Story 3 - 3.5/4
Up - 4/4
WALL-E - 4/4
What A Girl Wants - 1.5/4
Zombieland - 3.5/4
So, I haven't had net in a while. Finally got relieved from the unnecessary amount of projects though. Then again, when you're on the school newspaper and the math varsity and you're an A student, you have a lot to do all the time. Nothing in particular going on.
I'm pretty bored right now really, still finishing a couple of remaining projects, and finishing some pieces for submission to the paper. Graaah.
It's almost the end of my childhoodJul 10, 2011
So.. in a few days, I'll be attending an advance screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, which basically marks the end of an integral part of my childhood.
The Harry Potter movies haven't all been good, but they were basically all steps. I've watched each and every one of them, and I don't consider myself a fanboy or anything, I watch them because they have been integrated into my childhood. Let's look at it this way. First movie I watched that I remember was HP1, first novel I read was HP1, first VCD I bought was HP1. And ever since, they've been a part of what I've been. They've been the source of creating new friends, bonding with family and friends and my literary growth.
I'll be bringing a handkerchief and a huge bucket of popcorn. I'll expect the handkerchief to be really damp and the popcorn to be empty halfway through.
On another note: I've been swamped with projects, and I've been really lazy in doing them. I really hope I can gather sufficient motivation to do them. I mean, my goal is to get a 100 in two subjects this quarter... and no grade below 94. Which might not happen due to Filipino. Crap, I really don't understand why I suck at my native language. Might as well do the Filipino project right now.
A habit of mineJun 8, 2011
Well, I noticed I always open doors for everyone. And I do mean everyone.
It's almost annoying, but I find it compulsive. It feels wrong when I go in first and not open the door for everyone behind me.'
Is this some sort of psychological thing?
THIS IS THE MOST BORED I'VE EVER BEEN IN MY ENTIRE LIFEJun 6, 2011
I am extremely bored.
There's nothing on TV, none of my friends wanna go out, I can't think of any good games to play, and downloading a movie is going to take an hour and a half. I don't feel like reading a book, there's nothing in the fridge, I can't think of anything to write, I just made a new sig so I'm not doing that again, and it's blazing hot even though it's past sunset.
I am uncontrollably tapping my feet now.
All of you, entertain me.
Hello-NewSig-Stuff-SayingThingsJun 2, 2011
Just a quick blog post.
First, new sig and ava. U guys like?
Crap, I'm excited for Super 8 and X-Men First Class. X-Men in particular looks bad-ass as hell.
Again, my fries are cold. I had to get the batch that wasn't new.
Craving = Lasagna. I shall eat that tomorrow.
House is a nice show.
Photoshop is fun.
1, 2, 3, 10. BLOGMay 28, 2011
1. School's about to start in a week or two, finally.
2. George Carlin is funny as hell.... One funny fuck that is. R.I.P. Carlin.
3. New siggy style. It clicks! Woot! It was quick and easy to make surprisingly. Try clicking it.
4. Wanna be writing something... like an article or feature or some shit. I really do. At least before school starts.
5. Wish that Another World would find a way to get the Recommends revival going....
6. Irrational fanboys are annoying.
7. It's 1:10 a.m., hm....
8. Watched a local play a while ago. Pretty nice.
9. Anyone have a movie to recommend? Always looking for something good, something that's relatively unknown.
10. Idiocy. Wow.
Summer, movies and boredomMay 21, 2011
Summer's been particularly uneventful. I mostly just sit about the house and watch HBO or do stuff on my netbook. It's friggin hot out here and that's why I avoid going out. However, I do go out when there's a movie to be watched. If I'm correct, I think I've watched nearly every significant release that came out in the past two months, always with my cousin. Not too many are good though... *HOP*
I have only 20 days left and I'm doing.. nothing. My friends may get back from whatever the hell they're doing in a few days... so I will force them to go out with me. Perfect timing actually, Kung Fu Panda 2 is next on my list, and it's coming out on the 26th.
Watched Pirates of the Caribbean 4 yesterday, and damn did this suck ass. It was boring, so much that I actually decided to watch videos on my cellphone. It was repetitive and overlong, incoherent and unnecessarily noisy. I think I've had more than enough of my Pirates movies. There's only so much you can do with a theme park ride. Jerry Bruckheimer and Disney keep cashing this in, it's annoying.
Harry Potter fever is getting to me again. MUST FUCKING SEE IF THEY DID A GOOD JOB. Trailer looks very nice.
My hair is long. I should get it cut sometime, since we have annoying school regulations.
Just a song to finish it off, love this one.