L.I.E.Z.L means LOVE!

A poem for my only beloved Lizzie!

 

Lovely Girl is My Lizzie

Lizzie

"..More like sexy girl to me."

 

Intelligent And Very Witty

Sexy Intelligent Chick

"I'll be conducting an examination. Drop your pants."

Energetic And a Child at Heart

Girl Sucking Lollipop

"Aren't you suppose to be energetic?"

Zesty and Close to My Heart

 

Excited Anime Girl

"Zesty: She just wouldn't stay put."

 

Leave Me Not For I’ll Leave You Not

Couples in the sunset

"That's a promise!"

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Henshin Friday: Count up Your Crimes!

For a while now, Liz and I have been watching various Kamen Riders or locally known as Masked Riders. It started last year around June or so when my friend Rei mentioned that he was able to download and watch various Kamen Rider series. The truth is, I really find the Kamen Rider series interesting and fun to watch. It all started when I was in my earlier years when I laid my eyes on the first Kamen Rider series to be released in the 90’s here in the Philippine local channel: Kamen Rider Black or commonly known as Masked Rider Black.

Unfortunately, the channel which it was being aired on, which I believe was TV13, did not show the last few episodes of Masked Rider Black, the same with Uchuu Keiji Shaida or more popularly known by the name “Space Sheriff Shaider”. I have been wondering as a kid why such series did not end which was part of the reason I stopped watching local series. But that is another story.

So far, we have watched the following Kamen Rider Series, arranged in chronological order: Den-Oh, Kabuto, Decade, and OOO. We’re currently watching Kamen Rider W. Basically; the story revolves around a young self-proclaimed hard-boiled detective named Shotaro Hidari along with Philip, a mysterious guy who has the power to access the Gaia Library. The Gaia Library is like massive search engine which allows Philip to acquire knowledge regarding everything about the world. Together, they solve various cases which often involve Dopants, the series’ Kaijin or strange beast. Using their Gaia Memories and plugging them into their Double Driver belt, they transform into Kamen Rider W.

On the other hand, the series’ antagonists; the Sonozaki Family plots to revolutionize man’s existence. They sell Gaia Memories to interested individuals. Gaia Memories are like USB Flash Drives that can be inserted within a person. Once a person does so, he or she becomes a Dopant. The Dopant’s form is often the physical or monstrous manifestation of the memory inscribed within the Particular Gaia Memory. Thus, an individual plugging the “Bird” memory becomes a Dopant who appears like a bird monster.

So far, we have watched up until episode 19 and haven’t continued where we left off. We’ve been preoccupied with a couple of things lately both with work and particularly with Magic: The Gathering. So if you’re looking for some fun and monster-ass kicking program that your kid would definitely enjoy, Kamen Riders will always be a good bet. Henshin!

Ode to LZD: The Things That I Love About LZD

I love the way Lizzie’s Face contorts when she’s upset

I love the way Lizzie’s eyes brighten up when she’s happy

I love the way Lizzie shouts when she’s surprised

I love the way Lizzie cries when she’s watching some drama

I love the way Lizzie hugs me when I am sound asleep

I love the way Lizzie frowns when she’s mad

I love the way Lizzie laughs when she’s jolly

I love the look on Lizzie’s face when she’s playing Magic: The Gathering

I love how Lizzie studies Japanese like it was Math

I love the way Lizzie clams up when she’s sad

I love the way Lizzie struggles when I am tickling her

I love her determination and diligence when it comes to work

I love the way Lizzie hides snacks that I keep her from eating

I love how her eyes stare at mine, filled with love

I love the way Lizzie giggles after hearing some good news

But what I like the most is how she wouldn’t be the Lizzie I love

Without the things that I love about her

Classic Monday! Who You Gonna Call?

The internet is really awesome! Imagine, you could search any information that you are interested at. In fact, you could even learn more from it than going to school. Of course I am not saying that getting yourself glued in front of the computer the whole day rather than go to school is the way to live your life. I highly doubt that your parents would let you do that anyway. Another is that you can even download any movie or anime available online and since its classic Monday, I would like to talk about one classic animated series that we have recently downloaded and watched: The Real Ghostbusters.

The Real Ghostbusters

Who you gonna call?

It may sound funny but the truth is, I love The Real Ghostbusters. I never fail to watch their episodes which was aired back then at around seven in the evening at ABS-CBN here in the Philippines. Compared to most western animation right now, I find The Real Ghostbusters a lot better. Maybe because American cartoons nowadays are mainly developed with young children as its target market. This means less violence and less profanity and without those adult scenarios that Japanese animes often have. It was also a surprise to us that the series ran for six seasons or seven. Imagine that. It was pretty long and each season had at least around fifteen episodes or so? Making it a grand total of one hundred thirty four episodes!

For those of you who are unfamiliar with The Real Ghostbusters, it was actually an animated television series which aired around the 80’s. It was based on the 1984 film Ghostbusters which we also had downloaded a copy of. It follows the ghost busting adventures of Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Egon Spengler, Dr. Ray Stantz, and Winston Zeddemore along with their secretary Janine Melnitz and the friendly ghost Casper Slimer.  Armed with their Proton Packs, they chase rogue ghosts throughout the city of New York and other areas across the globe. So far, we already have watched the episodes in the first season and just recently started with the second. Unfortunately, we have not continued watching it since we are currently glued with some other distractions: Kamen Rider W. And that would be for another day.

Kamen Rider W (Double)

Stay Tune For More....

What I realized while watching the series was that though it was primarily for kids, the character’s humor where directed towards adults. In fact, it was at that time that I was able to appreciate and laugh at the humor of the animated series. Especially Peter’s sarcasm. I remember when I was a kid that I just watch it just because the show was good but other than that, I did not take particular notice of the conversations. Probably because they were more than your typical adult conversations but rather, the show also depicts the American culture which you would not normally understand or appreciate if you’re just like an eight year old. And since working in the contact center industry allowed me to understand more of the American culture, I was able to enjoy the cartoons now more than before.

Ghostbusters Egon and Winston

Egon: Notice that vacant stare, that completely mindless look. That could only mean one thing. Winston: She's from California? Egon: No. She's been hypnotized.

Though they made Ghostbusters Extreme as a sequel to the original series, I was not able to appreciate it that much. I did not like the animation as compared to the original cartoons and was not impressed with the episodes and the characters. It was a bit depressing that on that particular show, the Ghostbusters were disbanded since there were no more rogue ghosts running around the metropolis. I really prefer the original cast but I might try watching it again sometime in the future but not anytime soon. I was also wondering why they did not bother making a remake of the original series or perhaps produce a new Ghostbusters movie. I mean with the technology that we have right now? That would probably be pretty awesome.