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A Force-Driven Life

This is not a rip-off or a critique of Rick Warren’s classic opus, The Purpose-Driven Life. This is the story of my midichlorian-infused journey to the galaxy of far, far away aboard the Millennium Falcon with The Force as my guide.

Okay, that sounds too geek.

Every once in while, a great fictional saga is born and made. Classics such as James Bond, Indiana Jones, The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Star Trek, and Batman are just some of the well-loved series by different generations of fans, geeks, and movie buffs.

Among the above-mentioned series, there is one that always stands out for me among others - Star Wars. I am a Star Wars fan. Call me a geek but seriously, I am a die-hard fan of the universe created by George Lucas. I am also a Harry Potter fan but my obsession with Star Wars started when I was young long before I discovered the magical world of Harry Potter.

But I am not into the story of a dramatic young lady who is obsessed with a sparkling vampire. I will just leave it there for kids to devour.

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I blame my obsession with Star Wars to my father. Back when I was still a little kid, he introduced me to the epicness of Master Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Obi Wan Kenobi, and Darth Vader. I can still remember how he brought home cutouts and scanned pages from the magazine about Star Wars (This was the time when scanners and colored printers were just a new technology, for common people at least.). He even gave me printout of all the characters - from the whole Jedi council to the Ewoks - pasted in an illustration board and covered with a plastic cover. The internet was a new technology then and the graphics were not as good as it is today so I consider those cut-outs as a priced gem.

That’s how my obsession for Star Wars started. I am thankful to have a geek and cool father (Sometimes I think he is a Jedi in disguise, a man conceived by the midichlorians themselves. Seriously).

And today, May 4, as what most of the Star Wars fan knew, is Star Wars Day

Star Wars Day (also sometimes known as Luke Skywalker Day) because of the popularity of a common pun spoken on this day. Since the phrase "May the Force be with you" is a famous quote often spoken in the Star Wars films, fans commonly say “May the fourth be with you” (May 4th) on this day.

A few months back, I wrote about my obsession with covers and front pages of magazines and broadsheets. I decided to check the TIME Magazine cover archive and found this interesting covers on Star Wars and Science Fiction. What caught my attention was this favorite cover of mine which was released on 2002, when I was still in High School:

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This was released prior to the showing of the second part (chronologically fifth) of the Star Wars saga. This issue contains a complete guide to the Attack of the Clones - from characters to space ships and other vehicles.

Due to my obsession for the series, I made something, uhm, dark back in the day. I nenok-ed this issue in our library and cut the pages dedicated to Star Wars. I think the dark side of The Force forced me to do so (insert evil grin here).

So much for my mission to destroy the Death Star.

This particular installment came as a surprise for the fans of Master Yoda - myself included - when he, for the first time, used his light saber to fight Count Dooku. and I tell you, that was one of the most memorable sword fights in movie history.

Browsing the archives of Time Magazine’s website and the web for Star Wars-related stuff brings back good memories of my childhood as a little Star Wars fan, sharing the story with my father. And I think this will last until I grow old, and probably, when I have children of my own.

The acquisition of Lucas Films by Disney Pictures and the recent news about star wars episode 7 made me stoked and screamed like a teenage fan boy. And to add to my excitement, I heard that SciFi genius JJ Abrams will be directing the next trilogy. How cool was that? I can’t wait for 2015 to see that movie.

And just so you know, young ladies who know Order 66 have an edge to meShall we talk about Star Wars over a cup of coffee?

Happy Star Wars Day everyone! May The Force be with you!

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Elsewhere:

  • John Williams is the Man - In celebration of Star Wars day, here’s an a capella tribute of cinematic themes dedicated to composer John Williams - composer of the themes of Star Wars, Jurrsic Park, E.T. among others. The lyrics of the song contains some of the parts from the Star Wars series.
  • I Sense a Disturbance in The Force - Something that I made and wrote back in 2010 - my favorite Philippine Senator meets the Sith Lord of the Galactic Empire.
  • Star Wars Day Advertisement: Say No to The Force - A not-so-friendly reminder from the Galactic Empire

Source: juanrepublic

Driven by The Force

Every once in while, a great fictional saga is born and made. Classics such as James Bond, Indiana Jones, The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Star Trek, and Batman are just some of the well-loved series by different generations of fans, geeks, and movie buffs.

Among the above-mentioned series, there is one that always stands out for me among others - Star Wars. I am a Star Wars fan. Call me a geek but seriously, I am a die-hard fan of the universe created by George Lucas. I am also a Harry Potter fan but my obsession with Star Wars started when I was young long before I discovered the magical world of Harry Potter.

But I am not into the story of a dramatic young lady who is obsessed with a sparkling vampire. I will just leave it there for kids to devour.

I blame my obsession with Star Wars to my father. Back when I was still a little kid, he introduced me to the epicness of Master Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Obi Wan Kenobi, and Darth Vader. I can still remember how he brought home cutouts and scanned pages from the magazine about Star Wars. He even gave me printout of all the characters - from the whole Jedi council to the Ewoks - pasted in an illustration board and covered with a plastic cover. The internet was a new technology then and the graphics were not as good as it is today so I consider those cut-outs as a priced gem.

That’s how my obsession for Star Wars started. I am thankful to have a geek and cool father (Sometimes I think he is a Jedi in disguise, seriously).

And today, May 4, as what most of the Star Wars fan knew, is Star Wars Day

Star Wars Day (also sometimes known as Luke Skywalker Day) because of the popularity of a common pun spoken on this day. Since the phrase "May the Force be with you" is a famous quote often spoken in the Star Wars films, fans commonly say “May the fourth be with you” (May 4th) on this day.

A few months back, I wrote about my obsession with covers and front pages of magazines and broadsheets. I decided to check the TIME Magazine cover archive and found this interesting covers on Star Wars and Science Fiction. What caught my attention was this favorite cover of mine which was released on 2002, when I was still in High School:

This was released prior to the showing of the second part (chronologically fifth) of the Star Wars saga. This issue contains a complete guide to the Attack of the Clones - from characters to space ships and other vehicles.

Due to my obsession for the series, I made something, uhm, dark back in the day. I nenok-ed this issue in our library and cut the pages dedicated to Star Wars. I think the dark side of The Force forced me to do so (insert evil grin here).

So much for my mission to destroy the Death Star.

This particular installment came as a surprise for the fans of Master Yoda - myself included - when he, for the first time, used his light saber to fight Count Dooku. and I tell you, that was one of the most memorable sword fights in movie history.

Browsing the archives of Time Magazine’s website and the web for Star Wars-related stuff brings back good memories of my childhood as a little Star Wars fan, sharing the story with my father. And I think this will last until I grow old, and probably, when I have children of my own.

I am still waiting and hopeful for George Lucas to create a 7th installment of this epic saga.

And just so you know, young ladies who know Order 66 have an edge to meShall we talk about Star Wars over a cup of coffee?

Happy Star Wars Day everyone! May The Force be with you!

Elsewhere:

  • John Williams is the ManIn celebration of Star Wars day, here’s an a capella tribute of cinematic themes dedicated to composer John Williams - composer of the themes of Star Wars, Jurrsic Park, E.T. among others. The lyrics of the song contains some of the parts from the Star Wars series.
  • I Sense a Disturbance in The Force - Something that I made and wrote back in 2010 - my favorite Philippine Senator meets the Sith Lord of the Galactic Empire.

Source: juanrepublic

Driven by The Force

I have a confession to make. I am a Star Wars fan. Call me a geek but seriously, I am a die-hard fan of the universe created by George Lucas. I am also a Harry Potter fan but my obsession with Star Wars started when I was young long before I discovered the magical world of Harry Potter.

But I am not into the story of a dramatic young lady who is obsessed with a sparkling vampire but I will just leave it there.

I blame my obsession with Star Wars to my father. Back when I was still a little kid, he introduced me to the saga of Master Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Obi Wan Kenobi, and Darth Vader. I can still remember how he brought home cutouts and scanned pages from the magazine about Star Wars. He even gave me printout of all the characters - from the whole Jedi council to the Ewoks - pasted in an illustration board and covered with a plastic cover.

That’s how my obsession for Star Wars started. I have a cool father (sometimes I think he is a Jedi in disguise, seriously) and I am thankful.

And today, May 4, as what most of the Star Wars fan knew, is Star Wars Day

Star Wars Day (also sometimes known as Luke Skywalker Day) because of the popularity of a common pun spoken on this day. Since the phrase "May the Force be with you" is a famous quote often spoken in the Star Wars films, fans commonly say “May the fourth be with you” (May 4th) on this day.

Last night (or earlier during the wee hours of the morning), I wrote about my obsession with covers and front pages of magazines and broadsheets. I decided to check the TIME Magazine cover archive and found this interesting covers on Star Wars and Science Fiction. What caught my attention was this favorite cover of mine which was released on 2002, when I was still in High School:

This was released prior to the showing of the second part (chronologically fifth) of the Star Wars saga. This issue contains a complete guide to the Attack of the Clones from characters to space ships and other vehicles.

And I have another confession to make.

I nenok-ed this issue in our library and cut the pages dedicated to Star Wars. I think The Force forced me to do so (insert evil grin here).

So much for my confession.

This particular installment came as a surprise for the fans of Master Yoda - myself included - when he, for the first time, used his light saber to battle Count Dooku. and I tell you, that was one of the most memorable sword fights in the history of movies.

Browsing the archives of Time Magazine’s website and the web for Star Wars-related stuff brings back good memories of my childhood as a little Star Wars fan, sharing the story with my father. And I think this will last until I grow old, and probably, when I have children of my own.

I am still waiting George Lucas to create a 7th installment of this epic saga.

And just so you know, young ladies who know Order 66 have an edge to me. Shall we talk about Star Wars over a cup of coffee?

Happy Star Wars Day everyone! May The Force be with you!

Source: juanrepublic

"I Sense a Disturbance in The Force"
Kasalukuyan akong naghahanap ng inspirasyon kung papaanong mapapadali ang pag-intindi ng mga bata sa mga aralin sa aklat na aking nire-rebisa. Sinubukan kong magkape at magpahangin sa labas pero ayaw talaga akong dalawin ng inspirasyon.
Kaya’t sinubukan kong humingi ng tulong sa kapangyarihan na nagpapatakbo sa Universe at nagbibigay lakas sa mga ninuno kong Jedi.
The Force.
Isinalpak ko ang DVD ko ng Star Wars, yung Revenge of the Sith, at nanood ng kaunting scene. At doon ko nakitang muli ang isa sa pinaka-kasuklam suklam na villain sa balat ng pinilakang tabing - si Palpatine o Darth Sidious.
At unti-unti kong napagtanto na may pagkakahawig siya kay Manong Johnny Enrile - ang pinakamasayang Senador sa balat ng lupa. Pareho silang matanda, kulubot, medyo husky ang boses, at inugatan na sa puwesto.
Bata pa lang ako, o hindi pa ako ipinapanganak, o bata pa ang mga magulang ko, may puwesto na si Manong Johnny sa gobyerno. At hanggang ngayon, nananatili siya sa puwesto. Ang tibay ano?
Bata pa lang si Anakin Skywalker, na eventually ay magiging Darth Vader, hindi pa ipinapanganak si Luke Skywalker at Leia Organa, nasa puwesto na si Palpatine. Mula Senador ng Naboo, naging Supreme Chancellor, at naging Emperador ng Galactic Empire.
Halos walang pinagkaiba si Manong Johnny Enrile at Darth Sidious.
Villain nga lang si Darth Sidious. At si Manong Johnny, siya ang dahilan kung bakit happy ang ating buhay. Pero happy nga ba? O satisfied lang? Lahat ba ay nauulanan ng talent ni Manong? O para din lang siyang si Darth Sidious na iilan lang ang nakaka-appreciate.
Ang dami kong tanong. Balik trabaho muna ulit. Alam kong mauuna pang maka-graduate sa kolehiyo ang mga bata na magbabasa ng mga librong ito kumpara sa pagpapahinga sa serbisyo ni Manong.
Magandang hapon sa inyong lahat. May The Force be with you!

"I Sense a Disturbance in The Force"

Kasalukuyan akong naghahanap ng inspirasyon kung papaanong mapapadali ang pag-intindi ng mga bata sa mga aralin sa aklat na aking nire-rebisa. Sinubukan kong magkape at magpahangin sa labas pero ayaw talaga akong dalawin ng inspirasyon.

Kaya’t sinubukan kong humingi ng tulong sa kapangyarihan na nagpapatakbo sa Universe at nagbibigay lakas sa mga ninuno kong Jedi.

The Force.

Isinalpak ko ang DVD ko ng Star Wars, yung Revenge of the Sith, at nanood ng kaunting scene. At doon ko nakitang muli ang isa sa pinaka-kasuklam suklam na villain sa balat ng pinilakang tabing - si Palpatine o Darth Sidious.

At unti-unti kong napagtanto na may pagkakahawig siya kay Manong Johnny Enrile - ang pinakamasayang Senador sa balat ng lupa. Pareho silang matanda, kulubot, medyo husky ang boses, at inugatan na sa puwesto.

Bata pa lang ako, o hindi pa ako ipinapanganak, o bata pa ang mga magulang ko, may puwesto na si Manong Johnny sa gobyerno. At hanggang ngayon, nananatili siya sa puwesto. Ang tibay ano?

Bata pa lang si Anakin Skywalker, na eventually ay magiging Darth Vader, hindi pa ipinapanganak si Luke Skywalker at Leia Organa, nasa puwesto na si Palpatine. Mula Senador ng Naboo, naging Supreme Chancellor, at naging Emperador ng Galactic Empire.

Halos walang pinagkaiba si Manong Johnny Enrile at Darth Sidious.

Villain nga lang si Darth Sidious. At si Manong Johnny, siya ang dahilan kung bakit happy ang ating buhay. Pero happy nga ba? O satisfied lang? Lahat ba ay nauulanan ng talent ni Manong? O para din lang siyang si Darth Sidious na iilan lang ang nakaka-appreciate.

Ang dami kong tanong. Balik trabaho muna ulit. Alam kong mauuna pang maka-graduate sa kolehiyo ang mga bata na magbabasa ng mga librong ito kumpara sa pagpapahinga sa serbisyo ni Manong.

Magandang hapon sa inyong lahat. May The Force be with you!

TODAY IS STAR WARS DAY!
Today, May 4, is considered as Star Wars Day. To all the Star Wars fans like me all over the world and in the entire universe, yes, including the galaxy far far away: May The Force be with You!
Click the photo for history of Star Wars Day. Photo courtesy of Film School Rejects

TODAY IS STAR WARS DAY!

Today, May 4, is considered as Star Wars Day. To all the Star Wars fans like me all over the world and in the entire universe, yes, including the galaxy far far away: May The Force be with You!

Click the photo for history of Star Wars Day. Photo courtesy of Film School Rejects


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