Friday, May 27, 2005

poetry at sea 2006

princess, originally uploaded by carbonator.

come join us for the first ever poetry cruise. take poetry workshops and enjoy a caribbean cruise. this special cruise will sail May 27, 2006. it will be a year from now but these things fill up fast, so make your reservations really early. more info, HERE.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

amidst all that Star Wars craze, there is a much better space movie

Hitchhiker's, originally uploaded by carbonator.

Yes, like Geof Huth, I was bored by the Sith'th movie by George Lucas. Then I went to see the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and it astounded me with its visual appeal and its intelligence. Yes, intelligence wins over the "force" anytime.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

growing up with Imelda

Imelda, originally uploaded by carbonator.

so last night I sat like gorgonized prey in front of the television watching Ramona Diaz's landmark film Imelda. it aired on PBS independent lens series and it was the first time any Filipinos (outside of the first 1986 People Power days) got in-depth American TV exposure. it was surreal just to see this monstrous medusa morphed into such a human being. she could have been one of my rich aunties at home in the provinces ordering her maids around the house. Imelda's true power is her ability to charm and disarm anybody, even herself as she stares at her gold compact mirror. kudos to film maker Ramona Diaz even though I would have wanted a little more concrete details on the sufferings and deaths Imelda did inflict on thousands of Filipinos.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

hey folks a victoria chang sighting!

like the elusive pink-spotted california phoebe, she appears momentarily (here at Eduardo's fascinating blog comments box) to give us hope of an eventual return.

Monday, May 02, 2005

carbonator blog among those top blogs featured in Poetry Magazine's exclusive web content!

Thanks to Daisy Fried and Poetry Magazine for focusing on "Poetry on the Web" and mentioning our blogs. Ron Silliman,, C. Dale Young, Ange Mlinko & Magdalena Zurawski, Nick Carbo (ahem!), and Jim Berhle. Here's a teaser:

"Poems Online: Blogs
Poets also talk to each other, or at least hear each other talk, via weblogs. The love of poetry, writing about it, self-promo, procrastinating in order not to write poetry, or at least of getting attention any old way you can, has prompted hundreds of poets to blog. Leaving to sociologists the question of why so many would write so much prose for no pay, or keep diaries in public, I'll admit there's entertainment and some learning to be had visiting po-blog-world—and a danger of feeling like you're in a corner looking at the wall while the rest of the world happens without you."

And read essay here.