I’m not really one to gush about music but I am making an exception this time because Mr. Jason Mraz is my favorite musician EVER. Yes, EVER. (John Mayer ranks second.) Unfortunately, I wasn’t a fan yet when he first came to Manila and performed in the NBC Tent so I missed that chance. Since then, his songs have become staples of my computer, mobile phone, and iPod. His songs are stamped with his trademark mix of witty but heartfelt lyrics and catchy melodies. And it’s not just his music that makes him so special. He’s known to be pro-environment and pro-LGBT equality. In short, I’m a huge fan.
Now, I’ve been waiting to see him live for years. Yep, years. I’ve seen videos on YouTube so I know that he’s an amazing live performer – even better than his studio recordings. And now, he’s finally coming back to Manila. Two things that I absolutely love about this concert: 1) it’s going to be in the Araneta Coliseum so it’s going to be indoors (unlike Mayer’s concert, which was held in the pouring rain) and 2) ticket prices are reasonable. The most expensive tickets are priced at P3,710 compared to Mayer’s P12,000 (for MOA’s open parking lot!) and Maroon 5’s P7,000 (for SMX). But when things seem too good to be true, then they usually are. The concert’s on October 30 but I’m already slated to take my monthly days off on Oct 19-25 for a trip to Hong Kong. It’s highly improbable that my boss will let me go home a second time “just” for this, especially since I need to take my November days off starting Nov 4 for my cousin’s wedding. So there. I’ll be missing Mr. A-Z a second time due to unfortunate timing.
Hold me. I’m about to cry.
No really. I’m sniffling.
The fourth and last (so far!) in my Kindle screensavers series: Wedge Antilles and the X-Wings of Rogue Squadron from Star Wars. Some people like the Jedi (I do too!), others the stormtroopers. Me? I love the flyboys of Rogue Squadron. I have all the novels and almost all the comics (just missing issues 2/4 and 4/4 from The Rebel Opposition). Michael Stackpole writes them so brilliantly! Aaron Allston gets a special mention for the excellent writing of the Wraith Squadron series 😀
After a review of Michale Scott’s book “The Warlock”, here comes the third in my Kindle screensavers series: the 10th Doctor and the 11th Doctor with Amy Pond from Doctor Who. Can I just say that I absolutely adore David Tennant and Matt Smith’s Doctors? The 10th and 11th Doctors are tied for the position of Doctor of my heart (don’t make me pick one!). I want to smush them both 😀 And confession time: despite knowing who the Doctor’s (future) wife is, I still ship 11th Doctor/Amy Pond. If not Amy, then Rose Tyler but definitely not River Song. I firmly believe that Amy just settled for Rory – sure she loves him but I don’t think she’s in love with him and she certainly doesn’t love him as much as she loves the Doctor.
Anyway, on to the screensavers!
The second in my Kindle screensavers series, this time featuring my favorite magician: Zatanna Zatarra 😀
Her comics incarnation:
Her Smallville incarnation: