As I write this entry, I am immediately reminded of Michael Coreleone’s (Al Pacino) famous line from Godfather III,
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Granted, Coreleone was referring to his waning attempt towards legitimize his business and professional affairs, but I have always felt that my annual quest to procure yet another Starbucks Planner (or two) resonates just as loudly.
Every year it is the same story and—for better or for worse—it usually results in the same outcome…with just a different year on the cover.
Audio 001 – Toy Review: Disney Pixar Cars 3 Die-Cast Mini Racers [Series 1]
Last July 17, 2017, the family and I caught a late afternoon showing of Cars 3[i] before proceeding to a nearby department store in order to check out some of their Disney Pixar Cars 3 merchandise on display.
Strategically displayed by the escalator, there was a host of Cars 3 eye candy. But the one that caught my eye was the Series 1 Disney Pixar Cars 3 Die-Cast Mini Racers. These blind bag items retailed for about P149.50 so I decided to pick up a couple of bags for this review.[ii]
Hopefully the first of many videos: Just wanted to give you guys a peek of our Day 1 ToyCon 2017 experience.
I’ll try to be kind.
However, my thoughts on its point pricing and space allotment haven’t changed much since my review last year.
The saving grace though was having a photo with the larger-than-life sized Larry Joe Bird[i] COOLRAIN MINDstyle VINYL figure that stood outside the SMX Convention Center’s main concourse. Goosebumps! Now, I’ll add that snapshot to the COOLRAIN MINDstyle Russell Westbrook photo I took in ToyCon 2016.
Was it worth it?
Man, at least last year for the same point price we HAD an event program. This year, we weren’t given one. Did we have to buy one? How come I didn’t see any being sold?
I almost forgot. In addition to the two Takara Tomy Arts Super Figure Collection Grendizer UFO Gashapons that I lucked out in getting yesterday, I also picked up a couple of used discs: Hall & Oates’ Rock n’ Soul Part 1[i] and Spyro Gyra’s first live album entitled, Access All Areas. These albums were without […]
Back in the early 90’s, Compact Discs (CD) were the thing! A literal upgrade in quality from the bulky Vinyl, 8-track, and cassette tapes. It was the only way to get music back then as digital downloads were still in its infancy. CD’s also had a long lifespan–unless you left them under direct sunlight–and were reported to be good for a couple of thousand plays before encountering any problems.
Here is the latest batch of discs that I picked up:
Outside: From the Redwoods (1993)
The second live album by Kenny Loggins. Originally recorded in a 1992 concert held “outside” a venue located within a stand of giant redwood trees. Loggins released it the following year.
I actually had this in cassette! Favorites include Conviction of the Heart and the Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald duet What a Fool Believes.
Conviction of the Heart – 5:36
What a Fool Believes (Duet with Michael McDonald) – 4:12
UPDATE: Due to the Malacanang’s work suspension announcement for the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit on April 27 and 28, 2017 we will be moving our talk entitled, “Diagnostic Statistical Manual V: What psychologists, counselors, and mental health practitioners need to know with Dr. Ma. Teresa Gustilo-Villasor.” to the 12th of May 2017 (Friday). […]
Dra. Villasor would like to inform all interested participants that they are required to bring their own copy of the DSM-V to the June 16 workshop. Thank you.
On June 16, Metropolitan Psychological Corporation (MPC) will be holding its third talk for 2017 entitled, “Diagnostic Statistical Manual V: What psychologists, counselors, and mental health practitioners need to know with Dr. Ma. Teresa Gustilo-Villasor.” [2nd Run]
It will be held at the Mini-Amphitheater of the Ateneo Professional Schools – Ateneo de Manila University in 20 Rockwell Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City from 9 AM – 12 NN (Friday).
This accredited CPE activity of the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP) is worth 3 CPE points.
After seeing commercials of it on the Nickelodeon channel, my son said to his mom, “Mama, I want to get three tickets. One for me. One for Mama. One for Dada.”
Next thing we knew, we were at McKinley West, Taguig City, Philippines for the Nickelodeon Slime Cup Run 2017! As 4K double loop run participants, we were literally among the first to break out of the starting group and make our way to through several obstacles in the course.
By the time it was all said and done[i], my son entered the confines of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (TMNT) inspired slime machine where he got to experience what Peter Venkman felt when Slimer slimed him for the very first time!