remember when movie tickets were cheap?

i just noticed that my friends and i have gone to at least one movie per week. the fun­ny thing is… we used to freakin’ lash out on the movie tick­et price. i guess it’s dif­fer­ent when you have an actu­al job. it’s not that you have the mon­ey to afford it, but its more of an escape—a vaca­tion from a mun­dane life. (you like that?!?! “mun­dane” … SAT baby yay­er.)

as i was say­ing, i guess every­body, or any­body, work­ing knows that once and awhile they would just like to not think about work. they want to dive into a place, a life, dif­fer­ent from their own. they want to expe­ri­ence what it is like to go through a burn­ing build­ing and save some peo­ple; go “boom-boom with the bride’s maid”; etc etc etc… that is where the movies come to play.

it pro­vides us this escape, where we can actu­al­ly laugh, cry, and feel like the last action hero. any­ways, enough of my intro para­graphs… this is begin­ning to sound like a book report or some­thing. bot­tom-line, the past movies i’ve seen were great: char­lie’s angels 2, amer­i­can wed­ding, bad boys 2, and swat.

in oth­er news today, a busy week again. lots of projects to be done soon. i’m doing some work for the first time since i start­ed last month. it’s all good i guess, i learn new things while in the process. this is what i like about the job, i actu­al­ly learn stuff from oth­er peo­ple. it just increas­es my expe­ri­ence as a graph­ic artist/web design­er, and a com­put­er engineer—even though my job descrip­tion describes it. in the end, i’m hav­ing fun and get­ting paid; good times.

so what else is up in the world? …well tony just left this past mon­day back to the PI. how­ev­er, mar­ley and julie are still at their home in irvine…enjoying the com­pa­ny of the grand­par­ents. also, hen­do had final­ly had the free time to kick it w/ the homies this past week­end. that foo has been MIA for the past 3 months… oh wait, …for­ev­er actu­al­ly. that’s cool though, he’s busy doing his thang up in cal arts pasade­na. he’s actu­al­ly get­ting bet­ter (than before); bet­ter to the point that he can actu­al­ly be a world-reknown designer—bank yo!

well, it’s a sat­ur­day after­noon and hot-like-a-mutha. back to doing projects and get­ting some extra flow of mula hope­ful­ly. take care y’alls, there’s anoth­er bug going around.

from my mind to yours, woooooooosaaaaaah …

What is… The Matrix?

wak­ing up damn ear­ly with noth­ing to do but design and do some lay­outs for the ecom­merce site—my brain had a men­tal block. i guess i need food or some­thing, that—and jump start my brain. so what did i decide to do, well this.

the matrix reloaded

you might say to your­self, “the matrix is a nerd movie”… but alas, i think you are half right. it has been one of the most talked about movies of our gen­er­a­tion. it deals with soci­ety and the human psy­che. if you’ve seen the first one, then good for you. if you saw the sec­ond one late­ly, the bet­ter. how­ev­er, the ques­tion now isn’t “what is the matrix?”… it’s “what is real?”

NOTE: if you haven’t seen the matrix reloaded yet, and don’t want me to spoil it for you, then skip this entry…

okay…bbl, hans got an extra tick­et to go to E3… time to see them game-mod­els haha… i’ll con­tin­ue this entry when i get back…peace.

…6 hours, and 3 days lat­er ^^

well, e3 was okay i guess… i still like the year when rex and i went for the very first time. maybe it’s because of the tomb raider dis­play booth! man-oh-man, can you say “patri­cia ford and lisa boyle…saaaarap!” and oth­er hot­ties around them, not to men­tion the very first lara croft game-mod­el. i think she posed for play­boy lat­er on after her con­tract w/ acclaim.

any­ways, where was i… oh yes, the matrix reloaded. well, i’ve heard a lot of mixed feel­ings about the movie. but i hate it when peo­ple say that it was­n’t all that. i just have to say, “remem­ber, it’s a series, and that it’s only part of a whole sto­ry.”

the matrix reloaded - trinity

my the­o­ry starts after real­iz­ing that the movie had almost the same chain of events as the first one. first one start­ed w/ trin­i­ty, sec­ond one start­ed w/ trin­i­ty. then neo wakes up on the first one, then neo wakes up on the sec­ond one—bottom line, par­al­lel scenes almost.

the matrix reloaded - architect scene

that just brings me to my sec­ond point, well the­sis… that zion, and the matrix are both not real—or are made-up. if you remem­ber the archi­tect scene (when neo was talk­ing to the old dude), where most peo­ple got lost, neo was giv­en a choice to either “rebuild zion” (start all over w/ a cou­ple of men and women), or save his love, trin­i­ty. this scene was very con­fus­ing, but dis­ect­ing it even clos­er, you would notice that the archi­tect when into detail about “the oth­ers” before him (neo) that were giv­en the same choice; and they all picked to “rebuild zion.”

i hope you get­ting my point or the­sis so far. if not, basi­cal­ly what i’m say­ing is that, zion and the matrix are both not real. they are both an opti­cal illu­sion, or part of the same pro­gram. a sim­ple flow dia­gram would be this:

the real world? » zion & machine world » the matrix

the matrix reloaded - stop bullets

how did i get to this? well, let’s mark some facts what the archi­tect said, as well as the ora­cle and mor­pheus. first, the archi­tect and the ora­cle already knew what deci­sion neo was going to make—up until neo went to save trin­i­ty (which will be the turn­ing point of the whole saga). sec­ond, the archi­tect already said that there were five oth­ers (like neo) that made the same choice before him; which is to save and rebuild zion. last but not least, the impor­tant part near the end of the movie that might prove my the­sis is when he did the same thing at the end of the first movie—he felt some­thing has changed, put up his hand towards the machines (as he did towards the bul­lets), and stopped them like he stopped the bul­lets.

now, why would you care about my the­sis? i don’t know, but it sure is one inter­est­ing movie. i hope that this was one inter­est­ing read that took up some of your time at work, or your bore­dom.

from my mind to yours, just say no to drugs?!

Best Pick-up Line Ever

Gib: You know, I’ve nev­er met any­one like you before. Usu­al­ly when I meet some­one new I feel awk­ward and shy. But with you it’s dif­fer­ent. I can talk to you. You know what I’m think­ing with­out my hav­ing to explain to you in fan­cy terms. We speak each oth­er’s unspo­ken lan­guage… flu­ent­ly. I love you.

Ahhh… late night watch­ing TV.