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Thursday Thirteen # 4: Cartoons

Because I’ll be going to work next week, I’ll be missing my weekday dose of cartoons…so that is what my fourth Thursday Thirteen is going to be about. All the cartoons that I’ve loved and liked ever since I was a kid. :) Memory lane, here we go!

Thursday Thirteen # 4: Cartoons
Thirteen Cartoons I Like/Loved Since I Was a Kid:

  1. Bishoujou Senshi Sailormoon (image courtesy of
    Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon.
    This has got to be my most-loved cartoon ever. I loved it from the first commerical that ABC-5 put on air. I watched it religiously; cried when I missed an episode and cried when the first season ended with all four of the Inner Senshi dead except for Sailormoon. I bought merchandise — toys, cards, action figures, paper dolls, pop-up dolls, coloring books, activity books, joined a local Sailormoon fans club, wrote fanfiction and even made my own senshi. I loved everything about Sailormoon, and to be honest, I kind of miss this series, especially when ABC-5 didn’t show the last season.
  2. As Told By Ginger (image by
    As Told By Ginger.
    I heard this one time at Nickelodeon, and I knew I was going to like it. I like how As Told By Ginger tackles more mature issues from other cartoons, and the fact that they actually change clothes there makes me feel like they’re real people. The characters are far from perfect and they evolve as the episodes go on. I also love how Ginger could be so full of wisdom from all the things she learns in her life. :) In fact, I named my laptop after Ginger Foutley. :DOne of my favorite As Told By Ginger quotes is at the very last episode, The Wedding Frame. Okay, wait, make that two favorite quotes because they’re both too amazing not to post here:

    “…That’s what life is all about. You know we’re not put in this earth to live perfect lives, where we never get hurt, never make mistakes. We’re put here to hurl ourselves head first into this crazy world, and the bruises and scrapes you get along the way, it just means you’re living the life!” – Lois Foutley

    “And if time teaches anything in from this crazy world, it’s that nothing worth having ever comes easy.” – Ginger Foutley

  3. Martin Mystery
    Martin Mystery.
    At first I didn’t like this series because I thought it was corny…but then I caught an episode and I liked it! I started getting hooked on it and now it’s one of my early morning routines (10:00am on Disney Channel). I love Martin’s comical attitude, Diana’s logic and most of all, Java’s caveman cuteness. :D Have you noticed that Java the Caveman’s eyes disappear when he smiles? So cute! :D
  4. Sky Dancers. Back when we were kids, we’d always have a race on who was to claim the best character in a cartoon series. Whoever says, “Ako si [name of character here] (I’ll be [name of character])” will be able to claim the best one there. That was why I didn’t like Starla and the Jewel Riders because I didn’t get to claim my favorite one there. Sky Dancers‘ airing followed Starla and then I was able to claim Angelica as my character there. I liked her simply because she was blonde, and I like her love team with Breeze. I didn’t get to finish the series because of school, though.
  5. Hey Arnold!
    Hey Arnold!
    It was one night at home that I started watching this series, and to be honest, I kind of crushed on Arnold. Haha. I love this series because it’s just so fun to watch; with Arnold’s niceness and Gerald and Helga’s rants and meanness. My favorite character would have to be “ever so sweet” Lila. :) I got to watch the full-length movie and I loved it when Helga professed her love for Arnold and kissed him. :))
  6. Totally Spies
    Totally Spies. I can’t remember where I first watched it, but I knew I liked it immediately. I like Sam the most among the three of them and even if most stories are redundant and linear. I have to admit, though, the spies really are fashionable and almost too perfect. This series also inspired me to want to write a spy novel.
  7. Kim Possible (image by Wikipedia)
    Kim Possible. Since we had Disney Channel a bit too late at home, I got to know Kim Possible a bit too late. Needless to say when I got to know her, I started to like the series because it is just so darn cool. :D The series gives off the ultimate teen hero thing: overachiever, cheer squad captain (which shows she’s not exactly homely), the loyal best friend and sidekick plus being the hero on the move without having any fancy costume. Who wouldn’t love to be Kim Possible???
  8. Sara, ang munting prinsesa
    Sara, ang Munting Prinsesa. This is the Japanese adaptation of A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. This is one of the best series when I was a kid and I watched this entire series in ABS-CBN. :D Sarah is the perfect paper doll, if you ask me. :D
  9. Remi (image by Animax)
    Remi (Nobody’s Child). I got hooked on this summer before sophomore year high school. It’s also one of the ABS-CBN morning cartoons before. There’s this other version of this, the one with the boy but I liked the girl version better. Plus I liked the entire Remi-Mattia thing. :D This is being shown in Animax now.
  10. Fushigi Yuugi. I got to watch this during the time that anime was the rave in the country. I got to watch this at AXN and I liked the storyline. I really didn’t like Miaka though and I often wondered why they all fell in love with her. And I LOVE Tasuki. :D
  11. Danny Phantom
    Danny Phantom. This is one of the NickToons I really loved besides As Told By Ginger. The concept is quite original, the characters are funny (I really like Sam; in fact I named my iPod after her). The story is quite original too, and as I have heard, Danny Phantom has the most evil NickToon movie ever. I wish this show is popular though, so there would be more websites about it.
  12. American Dragon Jake Long (image by
    American Dragon Jake Long.
    When I saw the preview of American Dragon Jake Long, the first thing I noticed was it was like Danny Phantom, only Jake is half dragon instead of half-ghost and instead of seeing ghosts, it’s all on magical creatures. The series is quite good though. Jake is less angsty than Danny, though Trixie is a lot like Sam with regards to the nonconformist thing. I like the Huntsgirl/Rose and Jake angle though. :)
  13. The Emperor's New School
    The Emperor’s New School. And finally! There is only one cartoon series that can make me laugh out loud and this is it! This show has got to be the funniest cartoon I’ve ever watched, including both movies. I love all characters: Kuzo, Malina, Kronk, Yzma, Pacha, even the teacher! My weekend is not complete without my dose of Kuzco and company. :D

Well, that was fun. :D This is a long post too, much thanks to the pictures. :D

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I pray that You would keep me mystified

Today I spent the day being creative. :P I’m not the most creative person around, and I know a lot more people who can make something really good out of spare scraps of papers and other random art materials and I’m not really one of them. My scrapbooking skills always end up looking the same, and whenever I try to add a lot of elements, it always ends looking messy, not artistic.

But much thanks to my dear friend Bea, I learned a lot more things on scrapbooking and being creative. :P Haha. Today, my high school friends came over to make a scrapbook for someone, and I suddenly became the head of the creative team. Haha, so I pretended to be “creative” and with a lot of paper, glue, cutting, and old magazines, we actually got a pretty nice thing in the end. :P I forgot to take pictures, but I’ll take them on Wednesday when we meet each other again. I think I might just have a career in layouting. :)

And speaking of new layouts…I should make one for this site soon.

I’m feeling mighty unhealthy; maybe it’s because I haven’t been doing physical activity for almost two weeks. :-s That’s what happens when you get stuck inside the house all day. I need physical activity. I wish I could go and enroll myself in the gym so that at least I have something to do everyday, but I feel like going to a gym is one big unnecessary luxury…but it beats doing nothing. Maybe I should seriously consider that, while I’m still unemployed and all. I need to start thinking healthy.

Anyway, I had a great time with my high school friends. It was nice talking to them again and it always reminds me that what we got here is for real. I’ve known those people for more than eight years already…our friendship is bound to last, right? I wonder what would happen when one of us gets married and then starts having kids. Haha. Too early to think about that, Tina. ;)

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High School Musical (DCOM)

High School Musical

Rating: [rate 5]

While on a New Year’s Eve vacation, high school hoops star Troy and brainy Gabriella — two teens who are worlds apart — meet. During a karaoke contest they discover their love for singing and interest in each other. After vacation, Troy finds out that Gabriella is the new girl at his school. Troy and Gabriella decide to audition for the upcoming high school musical. Troy’s best friend Chad and Gabriella’s new friend Taylor discourage them from moving forward with their plans. But it’s Ryan and his sister Sharpay — considered the school’s top theatrical talents — who really try to thwart their efforts. Find out how Troy and Gabriella’s decision to audition turns their world and their school upside down! – from Official Website

Aha! High School Musical! ♥ ♥ ♥ How I love thee! :P Okay, I actually got to watch this movie a few weeks earlier than its Asia premiere in Disney Channel. It has been plugged in the said channel almost every day since the start of May, I think, and because I spend most of my day at home as a bum watching Disney, seeing its trailers and previews everywhere got me curious. I got to read a few articles about the movie before watching it, which got me into the hype of really wanting to watch it, since almost all entries and reviews I’ve read more or less gushes about how good a movie it was. I started downloading the soundtrack to get to know the songs and to make me wait until the premiere date. But I felt like June 25 is too far away (especially for a bum like me), and when I heard that my friend Redg has a copy, I immediately asked for one. :P HSM, here we goooo. :)

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Building 429

I’ve been a fan of Christian music* ever since I got exposed to Out of Eden and Jars of Clay. Ever since then, I’ve been expanding my library of music through CDs bought, mp3 downloads (looks around guiltily — yes, like the rest of the world, I do this as well) and shared mp3s from friends. Because of that, I hardly ever listen to the radio anymore, unless of course the station is playing the same music I listen to.

Anyway, I do Christian music reviews for FiSH magazine (a local Catholic teen magazine), and I figured I could do this here as well, since this is my blog. Plus it would also help spread the knowledge of these artists in the country, which I personally think this country needs. ;) Haha.

* I know there’s no such term as Christian music because anything that is sung for Him is considered Christian music. But I can’t think of a proper term for this. Any help? :)

Rating: [rate 4.5]
Building 429 (image courtesy of

I first heard of Building 429 from Yahoo! Messenger’s LaunchCast, and that song was Glory Defined. Since I was (and still) on dial up, it was kind of hard to appreciate the song because the airplay was choppy — it would stop around every line and pick up again. I liked it though, and liked it even more when I got a copy of the song through my friend’s mp3 library. Eventually, I got to listen to all their songs and here comes band appreciation time.

Building 429 is composed of four male members, namely Jason Roy (vocals/guitar — amazing vocals, if I may add), Scotty Beshears (bass), Michael Anderson (drums) and Jesse Garcia (guitar/keyboards). The group got its name from Ephesians 4:29: “Do not let even one bad word come from your mouth, but only good words that will encourage when necessary and be helpful to those who hear.” They got the verse number, and added the word “Building” because as the verse says, we’re meant to build each other up, not tear one another down.

Their songs are full of mean guitar riffs, heavy vocals and somewhat simple and quite predictable lyrics. They’re heavy on the rock genre; in fact, even their ballads still sound quite rock. Their lyrics are quite simple (i.e. All I really want to do is to fall into the emptiness that is the space in between us, to break this divisionSpace In Between Us; Lift me up above it all, I’m feeling broken and alone, don’t let me turn to stoneAbove it All; No one ever knew you the way I do, never saw the man you’d be when they laughed at the awkward kid – Rise) and sometimes predictable — by predictable, it means that the song lyrics presents its meaning to you immediately. No need for heavy thinking and line per line analysis (something that Jars of Clay is pretty good at, if I might add). Their songs are also quite anthemic (thank you,, meaning their verses are a bit longer than songs by other artists. This particular characteristic made their albums get low reviews in the aforementioned website.

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