THE MELANCHOLY DEATH OF OYSTER BOY

June 3, 2005

ano bang mga bago mong binabasang mga libro?time’s eye” ni arthur clarke, “bamboo in the wind” by nina azucena grajo uranza, “sideways” ni rex pickett, “out” ni natsuo kirino, “The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy” ni tim burton at “twisted flicks” ni jessica zafra.

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character? you bet – snow white, lady chatterly, si galema na anak ni zuma, death.

what are the books you would bring if you were stuck in a desert island?the world according to garp” ni john irving, “Songs of Distant Earth” ni Arthur Clarke, “COSMOS” ni Carl Sagan, “Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair” ni pablo neruda (sorry follks, hindi kasali ang “THE HOLY BIBLE”)

nagbabasa ka ba ng porn? nung nagbibinata ako, bumibili ako ng bed time at burikak sa recto.

ano ang top graphic novels of all time?JIMMY CORRIGAN, THE SMARTEST BOY ON EARTH” ni cris ware, “Watchmen” ni alan moore, “PERSEPOLIS” ni marjane satrapi, “Batman: Year One” ni frank miller, “MAUS” ni art spiegelman, “Ronin” ni frank miller, “IT’S A BIRD” ni steven seagle, “Season of Mist” ni Neil Gaiman, “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns” ni frank miller.

anong paborito mong komiks nung bata ka? si ZUMA siyempre, “Nang sumanib any tubig sa langis” sa wakasan komiks, “Astrobal, Ang Taong Pating” sa aliwan, “Ang Panday” ni Carlo Caparas , “Barok”, “Kalabog en Bosyo”, yung iba nakalimutan ko na.

anong mga bago mong CD? “the beatles, white album”, lampano alley’s “songs from the alley”, greatest hits nina bob dylan, fleetwood mac, eagles at chicago. yung dalawang CD ni norah jones, rod stewart’s 2nd great american song book. great singapore sale kasi ngayon eh. hehe. sarap mamili ng CD (mulang mula, ika nga ng mga hapon).

how many songs do you have in your iPod? 4500

anong mga bago mong DVD? “BLADE RUNNER, DIRECTOR’S CUT” ni ridley scott, “AMERICAN SPLENDOR” starring idol paul giamatti, “THE SPANISH APARTMENT” ni cedric klapisch, “IN AMERICA” ni jim sheridan, “R.E.M. – Perfect Square” at ang english version ng all time peborit anime ko na “SPIRITED AWAY” ni hayao miyazaki.

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  1. transience Says:

    ack. SPIRITED AWAY is precious. it is my favorite, favorite, favorite animated film!

  2. Y Says:

    If you’re a shopaholic, Singapore is such a heavily place right now – discounts galore in every store. I’m going to Borders and check out if they got good offers.
    Pablo Neruda, hmm… sounds familiar… brings back college memories. Of course, he should; he’s the one who wrote the poems ‘Tonight I can write the saddest line…’ and ‘I do not love you except because I love you’ (i’m not sure if i got the titles right).


  3. ah yes transience, me too. i have two versions of “spirited away”. the original japanese version with the crappy english translation (which in itself, a source of great amusement) and the english version adapted by walt disney. it’s the perfect anime film – great artwork from start to finish. i love the fact that there aren’t any bad guys in the movie – only characters with different motives.


  4. hi Y. in fact, that’s the reason why jet and i binged on cd’s and dvd’s last weekend. there’s also the PC show at the singapore EXPO, within a stone’s throw from our office. the parking lot was full when we passed by there this lunch. if you’re a member, takashimaya has a 20% discount on all books.

    and yes, it’s “tonight i can write the saddest lines” and “i do not love you except because i love you” are the correct titles. both are in the “20 love poems” collection (which incidentally we purchased from takashimaya at ngee ann city).

  5. toni Says:

    Maka-Frank Miller ka! Napanood mo na ba ang Sin City?

  6. Jet Says:

    Would you give up all of these for your mylabopmayn? ;D

  7. Capt. Kupal Says:

    i’d give it all up in a heartbeat, mylabopmayn.

  8. rolly Says:

    Wow! White Album ng beatles!!! IMHO yang ang pinakamaganda, pinaka creative at inaka cool na album ng beatles. Walang panapon sa mga kanta nila dyan. Next is Sgt. Peppers! Although they were before our time really, (Grade school pa lang ako nung sumikat sila e) bilib ako sa kanila.


  9. BatJay’s Top Beatle Albums of ALL TIME:

    5. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band
    4. Rubber Soul
    3. Abbey Road
    2. Revolver
    1. The White Album

    Ako rin Tito Rolly, White Album ang favorite ko ever since. Nasa 4th grade pa lang ako, kabisado ko na ang lyrics ng lahat ng kanta rito – oo kahit lyrics ng Revolution #9.

  10. ELVIS BATJAY Says:

    hi toni. hindi ko pa napapanood. i don’t know if they’ve shown it here in singapore. parang hindi pa. hihintayin ko na lang sa DVD.

  11. jacks Says:

    wow koyang, fans ka rin pala ni john irving! here’s to the undertoad!


  12. and to the ellen jamesians!

  13. watson Says:

    Spirited Away! Nice choice bossing!


  14. yup, yan ang all time paborito kong anime. ang ikalawa ay “ghost in the shell”. ang ikatlo ay ang “princess monapekpek”.

  15. Tess Says:

    Ano iyong burikak? Identified ko lahat ng binanggit mo except this. Code name ba yon?

  16. Haring David Says:

    burikak – parang fictional name ng pinoy na porn magazine.

  17. Paul Says:

    Hi, kailan uli magkaka-sale sa MPH?

  18. Isip Bata Says:

    hi paul.

    kakatapos lang ng MPH sale 2 weeks ago. they normally have it twice a year. the next one’s probably going to be before december. this is really a book sale to look forward to. paperbacks go as low as $1 and hardbound books go for $5. and the quality of the titles are really good.

    jet and i normally spend $300-400 everytime dahil talagang magaganda ang mga books – mura pa.

  19. jop Says:

    bosing
    may bagong pelikula si miyazaki, howl’s moving castle ang title. pero i’m sure alam mo na ito.
    at bosing salamat sa yo napabas ko na rin yung 2 persepolis ni satrapi. ang galing!
    sige ilalagay ko sa palm ko itong mga titles at authors na nabanggit mo para next time na madayo ako sa library ay mahiram ko ang mga ito.

  20. Jay The Vid Says:

    hi jop

    nabasa ko nga yung kay miyazaki. hihintayin ko na lang sa video. kaya lang medyo matagal pa ang english version. mayron ako ng original version ng spirited away niya – ang sama ng english subtitles. mali mali at nakakatwa nga kung minsan ang mga mistakes. sana marunong akong mag hapon.

    nabasa mo na pala ang pesepolis. galing ano? lalo na ang first book. simple lang pero powerful. yung “JIMMY CORRIGAN, THE SMARTEST BOY ON EARTH”. yan ang basahin mo next jop. it’s the high water mark of comics. galing.

  21. Angel Says:

    i’ve been wanting to have a copy of lampano alley’s “songs from the alley”. do you know a site where i can buy on online? or at least download the tracks in the album.

    hope to hear from you soon.

    • batjay Says:

      you can contact binky directly and ask where you can buy – there is a lampano alley fan page in facebook. go visit and send him a note. he responds fast.

      ingat,


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