Monday, March 28, 2011

Sucker Punch: The Cry for Freedom.

Let me warn you first: This is one hell of an awesome movie for me, no matter what you think. It's up to you. :D

First of all, Sucker Punch is something to learn from for people who are losing hope in this world or are suffering badly (like me :D). It defies all harsh reality and creates an alternate universe where everything is possible. In watching that movie, everything made sense.

The movie's protagonist, Baby Doll, was requested to collect five items to be free.

1. Map. The map symbolizes our mission; what we want to aim for, where we want to go, and the way to go there. In any RPG or video game, you would get lost without a map. It's the same as you'll get lost if you don't know where you will go in reality. For me, a map is like a college course.

2. Fire. It is something that drives you to fight. It ignites your soul, pushing you forward against all odds. It's what you would want to show to the world, not just to gain momentum, but to express yourself and who you are. For me, fire is like emotions that drive physical and mental talents like singing and dancing.

3. Knife. It is something you use to defend yourself and attack your enemies. It is your means of fighting and surviving an almost Godless world. It is something you either use for good or bad. For me, a knife is like your own talents and abilities in any kind of field.

4. Key. The key is very important, as it unlocks the next stage or a box of a rare item. It will get you to places never been seen nor heard. For me, a key is like a final exam, a resume for a job, or transcript of records/diploma.

5.The mysterious object (you'll have to watch the movie to find out). It is something you can only discover on your own. And when you do, you'll find true freedom.

Do you know why I cried when I watched the movie? Because I can relate to it so much. Baby Doll is like me, trying to escape a harsh reality by struggling to create an imaginative world inside her head to be free of the suffering. I say it's not a bad thing. Everyone of us has a weakness. The world is as damn unfair as it can get these days. Sometimes, we will need all the help we can get. And that help could just come right out of our own minds.

"You control this world." That's right. Everything that makes you suffer in pain, kill them with your mind. Because in the end, the only person who could help you in the worst possible time is yourself.

As for me, I feel like I have the right imagination, the right friends, the right super powers, weapons, etc. All I needed to do was to fight for what I, or should I say we, believe in.

Make a stand for your own perception of life. Let no one destroy you, for you are yourself and no one else.

Now...FIGHT! :D

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Kristel Ann "Kazaki" Cuadra
2011.03.28

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cubase + Fight for Japan

First of all: Japan.

I choose not to watch TV, read news, or anything that will remind me of the tragedy in Japan. Seriously. Why not other countries? Filipinos, before you criticize Japan because of the Japanese Occupation during WW2, please take time to realize that they are human beings like us.

I mean, if you watch the news or hear from the radio, Japanese people are firm, strong, and disciplined people. When there's earthquakes and wreckage, they help each other. They don't take advantage of other people's stuff. They don't do crab mentality.

Unlike here in the Philippines, even the slightest fire accident has robbers. Talk about being double-crossed. Sheesh.

Well, enough of that. I know that our country has less than 10% chance of being a successful country, since almost every corner has corruption, taking advantage, and crab mentality. It'll probably stay that way forever. Unless the people realize their mistakes.

On to the next topic!

Second: The Journey to Cubase!

After a bunch of suggestions from our underground band friends, I've decided to try out Cubase for a change. Unlike FL Studio, you need to have intermediate skills for this software. But because I got used to MIDI sequencers like Jazz MIDI, I got the hang of it pretty well. And it's kind of like Reason too.

Okay, here's what I've noticed: the instruments are frickin' SUPERB, especially the orchestral ones. And well, I still have a lot to learn though. But even so, I'm currently working on an original song and a piano cover. The pianos there are just as awesome too.

Not to mention, CPU isn't much (I don't know yet for the synths xD).

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And on Friday: CINDERELLA.=)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March 1, 2011 is YEAH.

Three special events!

Fairy Tail Episode 68 Premiere.

Probably the best FT episode ever. But because of that, I might stop watching for now, due to LACK OF JELLAL-NESS. xD

Anyways, what I felt there was beautiful. Erza and Wendy's loss are highlighted in a very colorful, dramatic way and it captured my heart. I felt the same because I had the same experience. Beautiful. It makes me want to cry. But I knew it was going to happen, I was just avoiding myself in facing it. =)

Well, there's still the fanfics I'm going to write, right? And besides, even Lelouch from Code Geass was kept alive by the fans despite the last episode.

And no, Jellal didn't die though. Just watch it. xD

Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" Music Video Premiere.

Yes! Gaga's back! And what a stunningly cool video. Although the song is kind of avant-garde-ish, the lyrics are beautiful. Super beautiful and inspiring. I wish everyone (not just in the mainstream) could appreciate the true value of art, which Lady Gaga already appreciates. =)

Justin Bieber's 17th Birthday.

OH NOES. No comment. Let him be. xD

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Other important events.

Our official bassist, Nikita, said goodbye to the world of live bands. We respect her.
This is my last week as an OJT in Ionics EMS, Inc.
Today, Champ will join the school's web design contest. Goodluck!

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"Bury the sadness of losing your loved ones into the arms of your friends." --Erza Scarlet =)