Sunday, August 19, 2012

Ateneo Blue Knights Come to Life!

Who needs weird Japanese anime / video game cosplay when you you've got some super-cool school symbols to choose from?

I was pleasantly surprised to see these two Blue Knights in battle armor taking part in the Ateneo de Davao contingent for the Kadayawan Floral Parade. The armor was pretty well-made -- molded plastic, I believe -- and the paint job wasn't bad either. To round out the costumes, they both had the Ateneo seal for shields as well as the sword and banner.


Gotta tip my hat to this pair. It was a sweltering 30 C, and they must have been sweating buckets in the armor. But they managed to finish the 3-kilometer walk from Roxas Boulevard to San Pedro Street. Now that's dedication!


Go, Blue Knights!

Friday, August 03, 2012

Presbyopia

Sometime early this year I finally had to surrender the notion that I would stay young forever. 

The plan, I once thought, had been fool-proof.  In a nutshell: stay I'm touch with my Inner Child.  Stay around young people.  Maintain my old hobbies, and pick up some new ones along the way.  Read. Travel.  Fall in love.  And learn, learn, learn, and keep on learning.  All of which I did, enjoying it immensely.

I was going to stay young forever, dammit!

But you never really know when and where the assault is going to happen.  Well, actually, you do, from all the whispered tales of people just like you.  You just don't think it's going to happen to you, like it did to me: my eyesight started to go.