Wednesday, January 18, 2006

I have Killed 16 Giants for the Woman I Love

Yes, I have. In exchange, the maiden's soul will be brought back to her body.

This is the most beautiful game I have played. Shadow the Colossus for the PS2 is an adventure but more like a puzzle game, because you will find yourself figuring out ways to defeat the enormous behemoths. The story is simple yet overwhelming. And the music is excellent! It really helps create the mood, whether you're getting pumped up while having battles with a giant or just looking for items around. You will be involved as the story unfolds.

Check out the official site:
Official Shadow of the Colossus Site
There are plenty of reviews of this game all over the net.
(edit: written on January 24, 2006)

Monday, January 02, 2006

New Year in Sydney!

After 8 months, I'm back in Sydney. I left Manila in the evening of Dec.30,2006. Arrived Sydney arround 11:00am, Dec 31. Then I went straight to Boyet's (a friend) house, upon arrival in the Hotel. Pictured below is another friend, Raymond, (also known as "Boy Pana"), Me in the middle, and Joey (a colleague)... Still awake. Hahaha! The whole after noon was spent catching up on news and whatever was on.

Approaching evening, on our way to Boyet's family gathering, we noticed something being written down on the sky... Dinner at their place was grand. Even if my "27-hour awake body" feels tired, Boyet's family refreshened me. Thank you for dinner and the accomodation! (Thanks also to Boyet, he took all these pictures, that's why you don't see him) Nothing beats the togetherness of a family on a New Year's Eve.

Around 10:30pm, I was back in the hotel. Finally, I can rest for the flight back to Manila the next morning. It's really nice to be back in Sydney even though the temperature that time went up to 38 degrees Centigrade. Hahaha! By the way, Did I mention that I slept through New Year?