Sunday, January 27, 2013

Knock knock knock??

Is there anyone here? Wow, it's been years? Never had another post here since....err...

anyway... :) I'm still glad that we are getting a lot of viewers still. Hope this site continues running (maybe it's not too late)..

But actually, I won't be denying, I am here to advertise my blog.
It is a Journal of my digital works and how I started studying digital drawings and paintings, as I originally promised the viewers and readers HERE in this blog. I planned to create a separate blog for my drawings.

Here are sample works that are featured in the blog :) Hope you'll visit my site too, comments and useful critique will be appreciated as well. Thank you!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Happy New Year ET!!!

Well, well, shall I breath my first this year? (Or rather write?) hehehe
For starters I'd like to greet everyone who's out there and looking up on our blog a Happy New Year!!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Bernel's Bullets (Midnight of) 12/3/2011

Sorry, it has been more than two months since my last post.  Can't find time to write lately.  Even in my personal site.  It seems a lot of things are eating up my free time.  

Anyway, since this blog seemed to be dying a bit, let me post something.  Wish I can write an organized post, but this will do for now. I promise to post a better one as soon as I find time.  For now, here's some bullet thoughts for you...

  • This site got hit by a hacker and hosted some malware in it so Google had to block it :(  To fix the problem, Madz had to change our url address so the site can be visited again. That's why, if you notice, we're THE Experimental Theatre now.  Hope this won't happen again.  (UPDATE: it's back to
  • Ok.  I managed to find time to write at least one blog post this month. However, it was not here nor even on my site.  It's on Silverscreenandroll, a web community for Laker fans. It's a post on my basketball hero Kobe Bryant.  It's not the first Kobe post I wrote - I already wrote a few of them in my site - but it was my first Kobe post in that site.  If you wish to read it, here's the link:
  • Yehey!  Christmas is just around the corner.  And amidst all of the enjoyment and excitement, may we be reminded on what Christmas is all about.  Here's a cute video to remind you:  
  • Speaking of the NBA and Christmas, the nearly half-year lockout is over!  An early Christmas gift to all NBA fans out there.
  • Just recently, "House" just beat "The Twilight Zone" as my most favorite TV show ever.  House keeps on getting better and better, even though Cuddy is no longer in the show.  The writing is consistently superb!
  • I think I still have nearly a half a dozen 2011 movies I've downloaded that I haven't watched yet.  Really having not enough time to do the things I like to do.
  • As I write this, I'm currently downloading another movie.  As well, as an episode of "Psych".
  • Mozilla's "Download Helper" is awesome.
  • And I still have 5 books that I had bought this year that I haven't read yet.  Again, no time!
  • Compared to my college years, my book purchases for this year is significantly low.
  • Money problems... we'll always have money problems...
  • But God always provides my daily needs!
  • God is (always) awesome!
  • These days, the manga I am most excited to read each week is Hunter X Hunter.  
  • Got plenty of writing ideas and topics... arg!... really need to put them into articles soon.  Just continue to visit and check "The Experimental Theatre" and, my site, "The Bernel Zone" for new updates...
  • Here's a fun mind-stimulating vid for you as finale...

  • Sleepy. 

To know more what’s going on in Bernel’s mind, go to “The Bernel Zone”...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I Saw...Again

I was sitting on my chair... a few seats from the door. The sun was also starting to set... it was the last class of the day. Bored and a litte tired of all that has transpired, I sought to do something...write. :-)

Today approaches it grave

with memoirs none to save

for if I hold them close

like thorns pierce, as that of a rose

I see him walk along the road

all alone but with not much load

the world wieghs heavily on him

and the sight of joy is just so slim

So here I am sitting on a chair

I wait for the next to spare

a lecture or introduction he/she may

but my mind will for now go astray

Take me not on the path you see

for I am nothing, simply me

Know my heart will wait and stay

Even as you go; until that day

I look again, it's him I see

deadened [his] face as hepassed me

his silence speaks a sort of art

a blank canvas i see...not a start

His is a story all do know

but on whose eyes will he then show

for if ever a day were like this

he'd be better of without bliss

The tides of life bring us all

a myriad of times, and stories tall

For if it was just as simple

...and if time were only so ample

I look for the last time now

an empty stomach, and why this now?

I hear an applause from afar

like the light of a morning star

Amidst all these he does hope

for a while, a pause; ceasing...mope

If only he was who he wasn't

then maybe...not... as it just can't

Nor will rest draw him near

for his heart holds so dear

a symphony of memories

a name so forgotten, buried in tears

If time only knew his ramblings

and grow all the little saplings

All is wishful thinking; and it's name

so does life, as it has played its game.

These are the ramblings of a man who has born witness to things we all know... to things we see each day... to things whilst from a 2nd hand view are so easy to manipulate...but in reality, are as daunting when attacked alone. I write to let things out, to escape...not really... just to unload... like going to the comfort room to "succeed"; I do what I do.

Monday, October 10, 2011

And September barely passed...

Phew, last month has been hectic. Attending to some due papers, formalizing application forms, applying for graduation and etc... I've barely had time to breathe some fresh air but hey, you get rewards after hard work right?
Well, even though its late. Let me just do September's round up which consists of a few articles by our dedicated and awesome core group (except me that is, I was too busy :p).

There are of course 2 articles by our most dedicated founder, Bernel, who is a Sherlock Holmes fan like myself. These include;
Top 5 Reinventions of Sherlock Holmes - a list of some people who have honored Holmes and
Top 10 TV Shows Based On Movies.

Of course the most artistic of the group, Maddy shares a unique but definitely not a rare form of art to our readers in Clean Graffiti / Reverse Graffiti Project :)

I hope our readers appreciate them and keep on tuning on. Onward!

Experimental Theatre presents...

I've been busy the past many weeks and it seems I owe everyone more than a post. Hehehe. For starters, let me share a short movie that my EFCOM group made for our midterms.

Experimental Theatre Presents...

Invidia (latin: envy) is a short movie about Serena and Blaire, bestfriends and how one chose love over friendship and the other; friendship over love.
A group of friends visits a friend from a faraway province for her 18th birthday. They didn't know what a tragedy that visit would be.

Serena (Idy Cagas) has had a long time crush for Hans (Ran Tupas) and his surprise attendance at Steffi's (Betsy Pearl Sullano) party had her heart up in loops.

She excitedly asks her best friend Blair (Joana Jane Cabatingan) for some help in preparing for the party but keeping the reason to herself.

Meanwhile Hans found a confidante in Blair as he helps keep her secret and Serena grew jealous of their closeness. She shared her problems to a "demon" (Alexis Nacua) whom she found while crying in the middle of the nearby forest.
The demon then goads Serena into getting rid of her best friend to have Hans for herself.

The story then goes on with Serena growing obsessed about her emotions and letting the demon's words influence her thinking and actions.

It climaxes into Serena taking Blair hostage and finally Blair dies willingly into her best friend's arms. The ending reveals that Hans was actually taking Blair's advice on courting Serena and Serena's imagined causes for jealousy.

Invidia is not for the one who expects an Oscar-deserving result, but anyone who has been through the make-a-movie-as-your-requirement stage during college would definitely appreciate and praise this short movie.
For a movie done by amateurs (for lack of a better term ) it was definitely well executed and the actors and actresses did their parts very well.

Other characters include; Ripcord (Dominic Moneva), Eula (Su Jeong Jin), Carter (Daphne Olarte), Hiro (Marco Querubin), Sandra (Hedda Paquibot), Ellena (Erlyn Bolambao) and the doctor (Agnes Abapo).
The story was written by Maria Lourdes Sapitan who is fond of horror stories hence the dark themes of the short movie. It was also directed by her and Niki Reynes.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Top 5 Reinventions of Sherlock Holmes

"I am awesome."

If you already know me enough, you know Sherlock Holmes is my most favorite fictional character since I was a kid.  The greatest detective in fiction charmed me greatly.  And I’m not the only one.  Plenty of people out there who encountered Sherlock Holmes became passionate devotees of the literary icon.  These fans even wrote their own original Holmes adventures.  There are countless stories out there starring the legendary detective that were not penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  Aside from books and short stories, there are also plenty of Sherlock Holmes films already made through the years.  As an icon, he was already depicted many times by media.  Heck, he even teamed-up with Batman one time!  

However, I am a bit wary of encountering Sherlock Holmes adventures that are not written by Conan Doyle.  Though some succeeded in delivering the “original feel” of the character, I found that it’s still not the same thing as the original adventures.  

Nonetheless, there are those who totally stopped trying to completely mimic Conan Doyle but instead reinvented and reinterpreted the character.  Not all were that awesome.  But there were some that I found fresh and lovable in their own original way.

Again, as I’ve mentioned, I am limited to exposure to Sherlock Holmes material that are not Conan Doyle’s.  That’s why this is only a top 5, since, honestly, I only can think of 5 that I really like.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Clean Graffiti / Reverse Graffiti Project :)

 Wow, it's been a long time since I haven't been able to update the blog with something artistic. Hahaha! I'm sorry that I have been busy with medical stuff (ironic) hahaha

Anyway, this post is all about ingenuity and the innovative minds of some artists, who not only creatively conceptualized the process of this type of art but also the double purpose why they are doing it.

What is "Clean Graffiti" or "Reverse Graffiti?"
Now as I understood it, it is actually a campaign to create art by cleaning our polluted/ dirty environment.
Yup... Sad to say not all people appreciate the original style of graffiti which we all know-- painting on walls and other surfaces. Some find it "dirty" and do not really acknowledge it as a form of art.

Sad to say most of these people who abhor this "dirty" art do not equally do anything to clean the environment at all. And the ones whom they accuse of polluting the streets are actually also the ones creatively innovating a way to make art to "clean."

Here are some of my favorite photos of Clean Graffiti or Reverse Graffiti projects done by unique responsible artists.

With some bleach and water and some scrubbing... 

pretty simple pattens made... i think by the looks of this one it is done with a stencil...

Kill all those germs... Death by Clean Graffiti... brought to you by this man doing it in a subway...

Environment friendly graffiti? Why not?

 Does it really take a genius to make our environment clean and actually be pleasing and refresshing to the eye?

Anyone can actually do this..

Some stencils... water spray... brush... and even some bleach...

Calling all artists! ^__^

Hmmm... all these photos were taken outside the Philippines...
I wonder if there are already campaigns such as these here. I myself would want to start one or support one starting here in Cebu. :)

Til next time art lovers! Mwah!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Top 10 TV Shows Based On Movies

Sometimes, when producers need a new concept for a new TV series, they turn to existing material.  And what more feasible material there can be than proven and successful popular movies.  Sometimes the TV shows turns out to be as great as the movie.  Sometimes the TV show even receives more success than what the movie received.  

As the title suggests, this is a list of TV shows that were based from movies.  So, as usual, my top 10 are after the jump…
Don't be surprised if animated series make up most of the list

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

August 2011 Round-Up: Just 3 Posts This Month...

This month on the ET: just one post each from the founders

Top 10 Things I Liked About The Harry Potter Series by Bernel



Here's a classic Tim Burton short film as a bonus to this post to make up for the short August round-up...