Tuesday, February 2, 2010

January 2010 Progress Report!! >___<

This blog entry is kinda late (distractions, distractions) but hey better late than never.

So in my quest to improve myself and to ensure that I have accomplished something this year, I started my goal list. So far so good, there HAS been progress. Here’s my updated “achievements list”:

laptop-2To have my own laptop.

(Achievement unlocked: April 14, 2009) I finally own one, its an ASUS 1000H netbook. It’s quite nice really and does the work I wanted it to do.

transformersGet a Transformer toy.

(Achievement unlocked: December 25, 2009) I finally own 2 transfomer toys; Bruticus (Decepticons) & Superion (Autobots). Superion was a gift to me by my GF last christmas, while I bought Bruticus using my money, since it was cheap (I got him for only P800).

laptop-2Giving my laptop a name.

(Achievement unlocked: January 13, 2010) I finally have a name for my laptop; I’ll just name it under my penname “DioBrando”. I think I’ll consider adding that to my laptop’s skin.

ps3-2Get a PS3.

(Achievement unlocked: January 20, 2010) Yep, I finally own one!! So I’m a PSWii owner now.

wacom-2Get a Wacom Tablet.

(Achievement Unlocked: January 27, 2010) I finally own a Wacom Tablet now, after like more than 5 years of dreaming to own one. Thank you Lord! XD

laptop-1Screenprotector for my laptop.

I’ll be scouting for one soon. I’d hate to see my laptop’s LCD screen suddenly scratched.

laptop-1Custom laptop skin.

Customize it’s look by buying a laptop skin. I think I’ll ask my friends to make me a custom decal for my lappie.

homeHave my own home

This may take awhile, but atleast I’m on my way to getting there, since now I have a regular job. I just need the money to pay off for it.

marriageGet married with the girl that I love.

This may also take awhile, considering I want to get my own home first before even thinking about marriage.

gamesMake atleast 5 games.

Of course I don’t just want 1 game under my name, but several. But I’ll definitely be creative in designing all of them.

facebookMake my first Facebook game.

You gotta start with one. It doesn’t matter what kind game, as long as it’s on facebook.

ryuMake a fighting game.

I have this concept for a fighting game that I’ve always wanted to do for the longest time. If given a chance, I’d love to develop it for a home console.

rpgMake a RPG game.

I also plan on making an RPG game. I guess I’ll start off with just baby steps, until I get the concept for an RPG I’ve wanted on a decent 3D engine. Also, like my fighting game concept, I’d love to develop it for a home console.

comicsMake a comicbook for Komikon.

I wanted to make a full pledged comicbook to be launched on Komikon.

comicsCreate 5 comicbooks/graphic novels.

And I just don’t want to make 1, but atleast 5 comicbooks/graphic novels.

moviesSee my works turned into a movie.

Of course, I would also want my works to be successful enough to be adapted into a movie. Being a movie buff that I am, I dream of seeing this one day.

printerGet myself that heat-transfer printer.

I wanted to also make my own t-shirt designs. Having shirts that have my own custom designs!! Coolness!!

hdtvGet an HDTV.

I wanted to own one because of the crisp clear pictures that will definitely be on this TV if I play games on it.

PCGet a desktop PC.

This would also be helpful in my work in making my graphic novel/comicbook.

spanishLearn Spanish.

I want to be able to be fluent in different languages and one of them would be to be fluent in Spanish. Spanish is alot closer to my native tongue so I believe I’d have an easier time to learn this one than other languages.

frenchLearn French.

I want to learn french is because I want to become like Col. SS. Landa (from the movie “Inglorious Basterds”) Besides french as they say is the language of love.

japanLearn Japanese.

I love anime, and I would love to watch anime in their native tongue, without reading subtitles. Nuff said.

bungeeTo do bungee jumping.

Hey, I’m a thrill seeking, andrenalin-junkie. So I’d definitely want to do this atleast once in my lifetime…

voltronGet a Voltron toy.

My ultimate dream ever since I was a kid. Growing up, I’ve always wanted to own a Voltron toy. I used to own one (the Jollibee kids meal version) but one of my nephews kid smashed it to bits when I wasn’t home one day. Lesson learned, get myself a safe cabinet to store and display my collection.

digicamGet a digital camera.

I gave my Polaroid Digital cam to my youngest sister on her birthday, since she needs it more than I do, so I’m gonna buy a new one for myself.

videocamGet a digital camcorder/videocam.

I want to be an amateur film director and atleast try to direct/make short films as a hobby and that’s why I want to invest on a modest videocam that will do just that.

gymLose weight and gain some muscle.

I want to be in shape to be able to cosplay atleast, and fit in nicely with new clothes I buy. I’d love to look good for my GF.

boxingLearn boxing/self-defense skills

If there’s anything I learned after being almost killed by a holdaper on my way home, is to atleast learn how to defend yourself when the situation calls for it. Thus I want to be able to learn atleast 1 self-defense skill.

bank A bank account with atleast Php50K.

This is for me to be able to have a sort of trust fund or safety fund that I can depend on when there’s things that suddenly didn’t go as planned.

creditGet a credit card.

This is for me to be able to start up in building a decent credit record, as well as for me to be able to get more things I want to buy easier.

carGet a car.

For me to be able to go places. I don’t mind what kind of a car I get, as long as it’s working, durable and reliable when I’m on the road.

iwataMeet Satoru Iwata of Nintendo.

I’d love to sit down and chat with this guy. I want to atleast get to know in person the man behind the success story of Nintendo.

IGAMeet Koji Igarashi of Konami.

Since I’m a Castlevania fan, it’s my dream to talk to this guy and atleast know what he’s upto. I would also share my thoughts on Castlevania and other stuff that I think he missed out on when he was still the director of the series.

miyamotoMeet Shigeru Miyamoto of Nintendo.

All who aspire to be videogame designers are in the industry because of this guy. He’s the main reason why the videogame industry is big as it is today, because of his game; Super Mario Bros.

kojimaMeet Hideo Kojima of Konami.

As the creator of the Metal Gear series, I would love to sit down and chat with the man. And to atleast tell him how much I appreciate his work and how it affected me as well as a game designer.

pacquiaoMeet Manny Pacquiao.

I have very high regards with this man, and his passion for boxing, as well as his humbleness in admitting that without God, he won’t be where he is today.

berlinMeet Berlin Manalaysay.

One of the reasons why I was inspired to make comics. I’m one of his avid fans back in the day when he was still releasing Combatron back in Funny Komiks. I grew up reading his work, and I would love to have the opportunity to thank him for giving me a hero to look up to when I was younger.

Not bad really, considering that the year has just started. I’m currently planning out my February and thinking what goals can I achieve this month. So far, I have been working on my first game that’s gonna be commercially released if ever, but that may take months before that one is done. So its good to set some short term goals that can easily be done within the month.

So far the only feasible goals that I think can be done within the year is learning a new language, get back to the gym and lose some pounds, or learning some self-defense skills like boxing or martial arts. I dunno. But definitely I’m determined to achieve atleast 1 goal for the month.

As for language, I’ve made up my mind to study Japanese. It’s way more useful to me currently than French and Spanish, since I always listen to J-Pop songs and watch anime. So I’ll definitely have alot of practice once I start learning the language. I think I’ll be lobbying around for a decent Japanese language school or ask my friend to atleast teach me the basics, so when I finally do enroll I’ll be studying advanced Japanese if ever. Hmmmm… not a bad idea.

Currently I’ve also noticed that I currently blog alot more this year than last year. I suppose that’s because of the fact of the neat program called Windows Live Writer (plugging FTW!! Microsoft better pay me for this!! LOL!!) which is very handy, since I can write my posts offline, and then upload them online when its finally done. That’s good for me since I’m pretty much a nomad nowadays just going from one place to another.

Oh and speakin of which, I just noticed that my February this year has been “extra special” so far. My GF just gave me one of the most romantic lines yet, and that everything this month just feels extra romantic for me specially when I’m with her. I’m really excited now what Valentines this year would be like. XD

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