Monday, August 31, 2009

Drama series: The Bold and the Beautiful

Lead actress in a drama series: Susan Haskell, One Life to Live

Lead actor in a drama series: Christian LeBlanc, The Young and the Restless

Supporting actress in a drama series: Tamara Braun, Days of Our Lives

Supporting actor in a drama series (tie): Vincent Irizarry, All My Children and Jeff Branson, Guiding Light

Younger actress in a drama series: Julie Berman, General Hospital

Younger actor in a drama series: Darin Brooks, Days of Our Lives

Game-audience participation show: Cash Cab

Game show host: Meredith Vieira, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

Talk show-entertainment: Rachael Ray

Talk show-informative: The Tyra Banks Show

Talk show host: Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Sherri Shepherd, Barbara Walters, The View

Morning program: Good Morning America

Directing in a drama series: One Life to Live

Writing in a drama series: General Hospital

Performer in a children's series: Kevin Clash, Elmo in Sesame Street

Lifetime achievement: Sesame Street

Jenna Bush Hager, the daughter of the former US President George W. Bush, is about to join the Fourth Estate by becoming a special correspondent to NBC's Today show as announced by the program's executive producer Jim Bell.

"It wasn't something I'd always dreamed to do," said Hager, 27, a two-time author and teacher in Baltimore. "But I think one of the most important things in life is to be open-minded and to be open-minded for change."

Bush Hager will keep her job in Baltimore and will be contributing stories about once a month to the top-rated network morning show. One of the topics she might get into is Education.

"I think she can handle it," said Bell. "I think she knows something about pressure and being under some scrutiny. When she came here for a handful of appearances [to promote her books], she knocked it out of the park."

Jenna Bush Hager's debut is expected to place this coming September.

*** photo courtesy of Yahoo images

Saturday, August 29, 2009

One of my high school buddies, who is now an immigrant in the Land of Milk and Honey, sent me an e-mail entitled Random Thoughts, I don't know where it really came from or who originally wrote it but it does make me grin and laugh a little. I just thought of posting it here, to keep the fun rolling *grins*.


1) I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

2) More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that's not only better, but also more directly involves me.

3) Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

4) I don't understand the purpose of the line, "I don't need to drink to have fun." Well, no one does. But why start a fire with flint and sticks when they've invented the lighter?

5) Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you're going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do something like check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you're crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk.

6) That's enough, Nickelback.

7) I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

8) Is it just me, or are 80% of the people in the "people you may know" feature on Facebook people that I do know, but I deliberately choose not to be friends with?

9) Do you remember when you were a kid; playing Nintendo and it wouldn't work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would magically fix the problem. Every kid in America did that, but how did we all know how to fix the problem? There was no internet or message boards or FAQ's. We just figured it out. Today's kids are soft.

10) There is a great need for sarcasm font.

11) Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the f was going on when I first saw it.

12) I think everyone has a movie that they love so much, it actually becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I'll end up wasting 90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that everyone's laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I'm still the only one who really, really gets it.

13) How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

14) I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

15) I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

16) The only time I look forward to a red light is when I’m trying to finish a text.

17) A recent study has shown that playing beer pong contributes to the spread of mono and the flu. Yeah, if you suck at it.

18) Was learning cursive really necessary?

19) LoL has gone from meaning, "laugh out loud" to "I have nothing else to say".

20) I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

21) Answering the same letter three times or more in a row on a Scantron test is absolutely petrifying.

22) Whenever someone says, "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart", all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".

23) How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?

24) I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up to prevent a dick from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers!

25) Every time I have to spell a word over the phone using 'as in' examples, I will undoubtedly draw a blank and sound like a complete idiot. Today I had to spell my boss's last name to an attorney and said, "Yes that's G as in...(10-second lapse)..ummm...Goonies"

26) What would happen if I hired two private investigators to follow each other?

27) While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and instinctively swerved to avoid it...thanks Mario Kart.

28) MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

29) Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

30) I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the shower first and THEN turn on the water.

31) Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

32) I would like to officially coin the phrase 'catching the swine flu' to be used as a way to make fun of a friend for hooking up with an overweight woman. Example: "Dave caught the swine flu last night."

33) I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

34) Bad decisions make good stories

35) Whenever I'm Facebook stalking someone and I find out that their profile is public I feel like a kid on Christmas morning who just got the Red Ryder BB gun that I always wanted. 546 pictures? Don't mind if I do!

36) Is it just me or do high school girls get sluttier & sluttier every year?

37) If Carmen San Diego and Waldo ever got together, their offspring would probably just be completely invisible.

38) Why is it that during an icebreaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I'm from, this shouldn't be a problem....

39) You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind that you just aren't doing anything productive for the rest of the day.

40) Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't want to have to restart my collection.

41) There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

42) I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.

43) "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this ever.

44) I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of people watching TV. There's so much pressure. 'I love this show, but will they judge me if I keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we weren't watching this. It's only a matter of time before they all get up and leave the room. Will we still be friends after this?'

45) I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Dammit!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?

46) I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

47) When I meet a new girl, I'm terrified of mentioning something she hasn't already told me but that I have learned from some light internet stalking.

48) I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle, then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.

49) Why is a school zone 20 mph? That seems like the optimal cruising speed for pedophiles...

50) As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.

51) Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

52) I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

53) Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn't know what do to with it.

54) Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, hitting the G-spot, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I’d bet my ass everyone can find and push the Snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time every time...

55) My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day "Dad what would happen if you ran over a ninja?" How the hell do I respond to that?

56) It really pisses me off when I want to read a story on and the link takes me to a video instead of text.

57) I wonder if cops ever get pissed off at the fact that everyone they drive behind obeys the speed limit.

58) I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lites than Kay.

59) The other night I ordered takeout, and when I looked in the bag, saw they had included four sets of plastic silverware. In other words, someone at the restaurant packed my order, took a second to think about it, and then estimated that there must be at least four people eating to require such a large amount of food. Too bad I was eating by myself. There's nothing like being made to feel like a fat bastard before dinner.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Question of the Week: What do you want to do more often with your significant other (or best friend if you're single)?

If you had asked me the same question a few months ago, I would definitely answer, travel together. But now, I would have to say, the luxury to spend time together at night or in the morning talking about our day - of what(s), who(s) and how(s); or watching a movie in DVD or one of our favorite TV series and then debating and discussing the whole time we're watching. I miss those days, when life is so laid back ... hmm ... if our schedule and finances permit, we shall do something relaxing soon *crossing my fingers*.

Note: I'm kinda late, sorry, was too busy to blog yesterday *sigh*.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

U.S Senator Edward Kennedy, the last of the Kennedy brothers, died on Tuesday, August 25, after battling brain cancer.

"Edward M. Kennedy, the husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle we loved so deeply, died late Tuesday night at home in Hyannis Port (Massachusetts)," the Kennedy family said in a statement early on Wednesday.

In May 2008, Edward Kennedy collapsed at his Cape Cod home and was flown to hospital in Boston, where he was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. Brain cancer kills half its victims within a year.

Kennedy's illness kept him from attending the funeral of his sister, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, a leading advocate of the mentally disabled, who died on August 11 at the age of 88.

Born on February 22, 1932, Edward Moore Kennedy was the last of four sons and five daughters born to millionaire businessman Joseph Kennedy and his wife, Rose.

Known as 'Teddy' he was the brother of President John Kennedy, assassinated in 1963, Senator Robert Kennedy, fatally shot while campaigning for the 1968 Democratic presidential nomination, and Joe Kennedy, a pilot killed in World War II.

I don't know much about him and his life aside from the information available in the internet but he was seemed to be love by his family, relatives, colleagues, and countrymen.

May you rest in peace Senator Kennedy.

*** photo courtesy of Yahoo images, for a detailed article visit Yahoo News

I saw an article in Yahoo Entertainment about a singer who auditioned in the UK talent show, The X Factor, who blown, the hard-to-please reality judge, Simon Cowell away, I didn't read the whole article but I was instantly intrigue, imagine somebody wowed Simon Cowell, that performer must be something. But then, Mafia Wars is more important to me, so I just let the whole brouhaha passed *grins*.

As I had opened our internet/computer shop, I noticed a bunch of teens raving about something in YouTube, curiosity might kill the moth, but in my case, curiosity led me to Danyl Johnson. When I peeked and saw what they were watching, I searched the said video website on the comfort of my own PC and found out that Danyl Johnson, the new YouTube sensation is one and the same as the singer who blown Simon Cowell away. And as I watched and listen to him sing and perform for about three times, I realized that he really is unbelievable, he is a born performer and he is worthy of all the judges' praises and comments.

Danyl Johnson is a 27-year old school teacher from Reading, England and here is the video of his performance in The X Factor UK as he sing his soulful rendition of Beatles'
With A Little Help From My Friends.

*** photo courtesy of the MTV website

Monday, August 24, 2009

Have you seen Heidi Montag's big(?) moment in the live telecast of Miss Universe 2009 at Nassau, Bahamas last Sunday night?

“I think people don’t know what to expect, and how can they? It’s my first performance live and it’s in front of a billion eyes. So I’m very excited to show everyone what I’m coming with. I’m very excited for everybody to see this, I think a lot of people are expecting something very different," said Heidi Montag prior to her performance.

Much have been said about her first live performance of Body Language, but none too good, to say the least. The staff of NBC didn't seem to be impress either, as they decided to made her song a background music in the introduction of the fifteen finalists. Uh, oh... seems like someone's music career doesn't look too good.

Okay, I'll just keep my mouth shut and let you judge on your own. Do tell me what you think...

Ryan Jenkins, the suspect in the murder of his former wife Jasmin Fiore and was once a suitor in Megan Wants a Millionaire, was found dead in a motel room in Canada.

He was found dead in his rented room of two days at Thunderbird Motel in Hope B.C., hanging by his belt through the coat rack, as described by the motel manager.

"At this present time the investigation into the circumstances of his death is continuing, but preliminary evidence suggests that he took his own life. Any further details will not be released at this time as this investigation remains in its infancy." - RCMP Sgt. Duncan Pound

I guess, guilt caught up with him much faster than the cops.

But does his death solve Jasmin Fiore's murder?

*** photo courtesy of TMZ

Saturday, August 22, 2009

In commemoration of the death (and martyrdom) of the former Philippine senator on August 21, 1983.

The most famous undelivered speech in Philippine history

I have returned on my free will to join the ranks of those struggling to restore our rights and freedoms through nonviolence.

I seek no confrontation. I only pray and will strive for a genuine national reconciliation founded on justice.

I am prepared for the worst, and have decided against the advice of my mother, my spiritual adviser, many of my tested friends and a few of my most valued political mentors.

A death sentence awaits me. Two more subversion charges, both calling for death penalties, have been filed since I left three years ago and are now pending with the courts.

I could have opted to seek political asylum in America, but I feel it is my duty, as it is the duty of every Filipino, to suffer with his people especially in time of crisis.

I never sought nor have I been given assurances or promise of leniency by the regime. I return voluntarily armed only with a clear conscience and fortified in the faith that in the end justice will emerge triumphant.

According to Gandhi, the WILLING sacrifice of the innocent is the most powerful answer to insolent tyranny that has yet been conceived by God and man.

Three years ago when I left for an emergency heart bypass operation, I hoped and prayed that the rights and freedoms of our people would soon be restored, that living conditions would improve and that blood-letting would stop.

Rather than move forward, we have moved backward. The killings have increased, the economy has taken a turn for the worse and the human rights situation has deteriorated.

During the martial law period, the Supreme Court heard petitions for Habeas Corpus. It is most ironic, after martial law has allegedly been lifted, that the Supreme Court last April ruled it can no longer entertain petitions for Habeas Corpus for persons detained under a Presidential Commitment Order, which covers all so-called national security cases and which under present circumstances can cover almost anything.

The country is far advanced in her times of trouble. Economic, social and political problems bedevil the Filipino. These problems may be surmounted if we are united. But we can be united only if all the rights and freedoms enjoyed before September 21, 1972 are fully restored.

The Filipino asks for nothing more, but will surely accept nothing less, than all the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the 1935 Constitution — the most sacred legacies from the Founding Fathers.

Yes, the Filipino is patient, but there is a limit to his patience. Must we wait until that patience snaps?

The nation-wide rebellion is escalating and threatens to explode into a bloody revolution. There is a growing cadre of young Filipinos who have finally come to realize that freedom is never granted, it is taken. Must we relive the agonies and the blood-letting of the past that brought forth our Republic or can we sit down as brothers and sisters and discuss our differences with reason and goodwill?

I have often wondered how many disputes could have been settled easily had the disputants only dared to define their terms.

So as to leave no room for misunderstanding, I shall define my terms:

1. Six years ago, I was sentenced to die before a firing squad by a Military Tribunal whose jurisdiction I steadfastly refused to recognize. It is now time for the regime to decide. Order my IMMEDIATE EXECUTION OR SET ME FREE.

I was sentenced to die for allegedly being the leading communist leader. I am not a communist, never was and never will be.

2. National reconciliation and unity can be achieved but only with justice, including justice for our Muslim and Ifugao brothers. There can be no deal with a Dictator. No compromise with Dictatorship.

3. In a revolution there can really be no victors, only victims. We do not have to destroy in order to build.

4. Subversion stems from economic, social and political causes and will not be solved by purely military solutions; it can be curbed not with ever increasing repression but with a more equitable distribution of wealth, more democracy and more freedom, and

5. For the economy to get going once again, the workingman must be given his just and rightful share of his labor, and to the owners and managers must be restored the hope where there is so much uncertainty if not despair.

On one of the long corridors of Harvard University are carved in granite the words of Archibald Macleish:

"How shall freedom be defended? By arms when it is attacked by arms; by truth when it is attacked by lies; by democratic faith when it is attacked by authoritarian dogma. Always, and in the final act, by determination and faith."

I return from exile and to an uncertain future with only determination and faith to offer — faith in our people and faith in God.

This is the entire statement as it appears (all-caps, italicized quote, and all) in "A Testimony by Ninoy," a pamphlet published on September 1, 1983 by the Human Development Research and Documentation office of the La Ignaciana Apostolic Center as Human Society No. 21

*** taken in full at the Newsstand

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Megan Wants a Millionaire was a reality-dating show that first aired in VH1 on August 2, contestants had to prove to the star of the show, Megan Hauserman of Boca Raton, that they have 1 million dollars as she is looking to become a trophy wife. Sadly, a few weeks after its premier, the show was canceled. The cancellation was due to the fact that one of the suitors in the show, Ryan Jenkins, is now a suspect on the murder of her estranged wife, Playboy Bunny Jasmin Fiore, who was found stuffed in a suitcase and dumped in an LA-area trash bin on Wednesday, August 19.

VH1 has released an official statement regarding the matter:

Ryan Jenkins was a contestant on Megan Wants A Millionaire, an outside production, produced and owned by 51 Minds, that is licensed to VH1. The show completed production at the end of March. Given the unfortunate circumstances, VH1 has postponed any future airings. This is a tragic situation and our thoughts go out to the victim’s family.

Jasmin Fiore/Ryan Jenkins

Jenkins and Fiore met in Las Vegas in March after Megan Wants a Millionaire finished filming (actually, it's more of, after Jenkins was eliminated from the show), he then married Fiore, 48 hours after they met on March 18, 2009. On May, the victim filed for annulment but rumors has it that the suspect was able to get back to her good side after he came back from the filming of VH1's I Love Money 3.

In June Jenkins was charged with a misdemeanor count of "battery constituting domestic violence" in Clark County, Nevada. He was accused of hitting Fiore on her arm. He is scheduled to be tried for the incident in December.

I guess, he will be tried for something entirely different and more grave this time. Ryan Alexander Jenkins has been MIA since Saturday and the authorities are asking everyone to report any relevant information about his current location.

Before any Vanessa Hudgens die-hard-fans leave hate comments or any lawyer paid by her sue me, I wanna make myself clear, if my title is not clear enough for you, Vanessa Hudgens is a whore not(?) in real life (well, actually, that is debatable *lol*) but in a new and upcoming movie.

After a new batch of her semi-naked and salacious photos hit the web, she announced, with great pride, to the world that she's doing some career leap via her next movie which will feature her as a whore. Miss goody-two-shoes no more then, eh.

“I’m playing a character named Blondie, and it’s set in a brothel in the 1950s, so there’s not a whole lot of clothes!… I think this is my time to really step it up and get to grow up.”

Not that we haven't seen her naked...

*** photo courtesy of The Huffington Post (and one of the leaked photos mentioned above *grins*

The world wide web is search-frantic because of America's first lady's choice of attire when she and her family had a look-see over at Grand Canyon on the weekends.

Left photo was taken while First lady Michelle Obama walks down the stairs of Air Force One with her daughter Malia Obama, 11, Sunday, Aug. 16 at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix.

Personally, I think she has the legs and all the right to show it off.

If she is not a first lady, will anyone care that she wore a shorts or any other set of clothing for that matter? People are obsess about her and her fashion style because unlike the previous first ladies, she dons what she likes and what she's comfortable at and not just those that befits a wife of an American president. And I admire her for that.

*** photo courtesy of AP/Matt York

Question of the Week: What do you want to undo that you have already done?

I have done lots of stuff in my lifetime that I wish I can undo but life wouldn't have been as much of a fun ride without all of those mistakes and troubles. Most of those wrong turns and decisions involved finances - money, business, debts, and now that recession had hit us hard, I can't help but wonder more often, 'what if I didn't do that, what if I follow a different track, and other what if(s)...'

So if I have the ability to turn back time and undo something that I have done previously, that would definitely be about spending money wisely and saving for the future.

Wouldn't it be a blast to have the chance to do right what he had done wrong? But we can only wish *sigh*...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Strep Throat May Have Killed Mozart: Study

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) – The death of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at the age of 35 may have been caused by complications stemming from strep throat, according to a Dutch study published on Monday. Since the composer's death in 1791, there have been various theories about the cause of his untimely end, from intentional poisoning, to rheumatic fever, to trichinosis, a parasitic disease caused by eating raw or undercooked pork.

On his death certificate it was officially recorded that the cause of death was hitziges Frieselfieber, or "heated miliary fever," referring to a rash that looks like millet seeds.

But researchers from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands said studies on his death have generally been based on less-than-reliable evidence, like accounts from people who witnessed Mozart's final days, written decades after his death.

Their new study, reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine, was based on information from official death registers for Vienna in the winter of 1791 that places Mozart's death in a wider context. He died in Vienna.

"Our findings suggest that Mozart fell victim to an epidemic of strep throat infection that was contracted by many Viennese people in Mozart's month of death, and that Mozart was one of several persons in that epidemic that developed a deadly kidney complication," researcher Richard Zegers, of the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, told Reuters Health.

Zegers and his colleagues said this "minor epidemic" of step throat, or streptococcal pharyngitis, may have begun in the city's military hospital.

According to witness accounts, Mozart fell ill with an "inflammatory fever," which is consistent with strep throat, Zegers and his colleagues wrote in their report.

The composer, who wrote more than 600 works during his life, eventually developed severe swelling, "malaise," back pain and a rash, consistent with a strep infection leading to kidney inflammation known as glomerulonephritis.

Zegers said it was also possible that Mozart had scarlet fever, which, like strep throat, can be caused by infection with streptococcal bacteria, but this was less likely because witnesses said Mozart developed a rash near the end of his illness and with scarlet fever, the rash appears early on.

(Reporting by Amy Norton from Reuters Health, Editing by Belinda Goldsmith)

*** taken in full from Yahoo News

The film Amadeus, which was released on 1984 and won 8 Academy awards, portrayed a different story and a more dramatic one, if I may say, according to the said film which was written by Peter Shaffer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died at the age of 35 because of a rival's jealousy. The mentioned nemesis was none other than Antonio Salieri who, according to the play and film, poisoned Mozart.

Don't you think the film's plot is more intriguing,as untrue as it may may seem or become.

Is there anyone in this planet who is not familiar with the TV series 24? It is, actually, one of my favorite US syndicated TV series at present along with Moonlight, Bones and The Mentalist (all shown in CS9 here in PI).

Freddie Prinze Jr., yep the better half of Buffy, is joining the cast of 24 as a mini me of the lead character Jack Bauer. The star of hits like I Know What You Did Last Summer and She's All That is aware of the responsibility that he has with the fans of the show and assures everyone that his character is a good guy but trails with the phrase, "for the time being".

Hmm... that's something to ponder on...

In another news but about the same person *grins*, Randy Orton of WWE was said to have injured Freddie Prinze Jr. when he guest host on Raw, the latter was said to have been rushed to the hospital after Orton delivers a back/neck breaker move.

To those who doesn't know, Freddie Prinze Jr. was once a writer for WWE, that's why he accepted to host the Raw event in Missouri.

Don't worry though, it was nothing serious, it might even be planned, you know wrestling...

*** photo courtesy of Hollywood Outbreak

Monday, August 17, 2009

We have re-opened our small internet cafe but this time it had gotten a notch smaller *lol* and the reception is great, as in it is incredible. Aside from that, we also have a small toy store and, unimaginable as it may sound, sales pick up right after we re-opened the internet cafe last week. It may not solve all of our money problems but I do thank the Lord for small blessings and I am hoping (and wishing) that this will be the start of something better for us.

I wake up at around 5 in the morning, I (try) to visit and drop on other blogs and post on my blogs, in any one of the two, up until 7, and then it's time for my son as he goes to school at 8am. I wake up my hubby at 7, so he can clean and tidy around in the computer shop and open up before he drive our son to school and do his other activities for the day. These past few days we open up earlier than 8 as kids already line outside waiting, and to make it clear, I am not complaining, I'm loving it. I open the store at the exact same time and if you can only imagine the chaos the moment kids pack up in our vicinity. But I am happy, as long as it will keep us on track, I am willing to take it all in *grins*.

There's one downside though, I am having a hard time juggling around my different chores - as a mommy, as a business owner and crew, as a housewife and as a blogger, I have no choice but to prioritize and blogging is kinda last on my list at the moment. I am not going to drop blogging entirely as I love writing and this is my only escape in battling reality *smiles* but updating will be minimal, I am working on multitasking and time management, so if God permits everything will be back to normal in a few weeks *crossing my fingers*.

That's it, just wanna let everyone know what I have been up to and why I do not update as much as I used to. See yah...

Are you familiar with Korean novelas? One that is currently televise here in the Philippines (and dubbed in Tagalog) is Cruel Love. And the sole reason why I get to stay up wide awake at night on pure will *grins*.

And I love the theme song, I didn't know it was Regine who sung it until a few days ago when I decided to search in You Tube.

I'll tell you more about it when I have more time, I'm off to pick up my son in two minutes.

Have a good Monday everyone!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Kourtney Kardashian paraded her baby bump as she guested on Today's Show and she looks blooming, pregnancy seems to fit her.

On an interview with Ryan Seacrest, the 30-year old mom-to-be has this to say -

“This probably sounds so dumb, but there’s so many times I’ll forget to take my pill and I don’t think it’s that big of a deal.It’s just so stupid.“He was way more excited than I was.He definitely wasn’t as nervous or scared [as I was, but] then I think once I was fine with it, then he gets scared.”

Though she hasn't confirmed the identity of the father, it is rumored to be her on again-off again boyfriend, Scott Disick.

More pictures at

We (yes, I think the whole Philippines suffered) had a major breakdown in internet connection two days in a row, that's why I wasn't able to post anything new on this blog. It's 5:30am here at the moment and the connection is doing good, I'm not really sure if the problem is already fix, but there is a definite improvement in service.

Hubby tried to call the customer service of PLDT but he decided not to bother when he heard the recorded message about a server problem and their attempt to get it running asap. A friend who has an internet shop told me that the internet connection was erratic and super slow because myDSL was running on backup for the entire two days until the server is up and functioning well again.

A cut in the Asia-Pacific Cable Network 2 (APCN2) undersea submarine cable crippled connection speeds for users in the Asia-Pacific region on Wednesday, particularly in Singapore and the Philippines.

Cable & Wireless sent ZDNet Asia a status update at 6pm, Singapore time, noting multiple cable breaks have been also detected along the EAC (East Asia Crossing) and SMW 3 (South-East-Asia, Middle-East, Western-Europe) subsea cable networks, in addition to the APCN2.
A former PLDT employee and an acquaintance told us that the problem lies underwater and it might take a long while before the connection speed returns to normal, so, a little patience or a lot of it is quite necessary.

So, I would like to take this opportunity to tell everyone that I may not be able to update my blogs for an unknown period of time but I'll try my best to at least pop in when the connection permits. I would like to say thank you to all my Entrecard droppers for continuously visiting my blogs even though I am unable to return the favor, I promise to visit you all back as soon as I can or as soon as my internet connection can.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Kourtney Kardashian, the eldest of the Kardashian sisters is pregnant as reported by E!.

The 30-year old reality TV star has a new show on E! with sister Khloe, Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, which will debut on Sunday. She even suggested that she may reveal the name of her baby daddy on the said show.

“You’re going to have to see on the show."

Speculation as of the moment is that the father of the child she's carrying is none other than her newly-reinstated fiance Scott Disick.

But it is an speculation until Kourtney Kardashian confirm it, so we all just have to wait and see.

Personal Note: I am not a fan of the Kardashians but I do think this one (left photo) is prettier than Kim and Khloe. Different strokes for different folks and that's just me.

I never really expected much from PGMA (Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo), she unseated Erap (Joseph Estrada) and then went on cheating on the last presidential election to stay on power, imagine with all the rallies and boohoos trying to oust her, she kept her hold on Malacanang and its resources, I can't see a hint of delicadeza on her, as in with all the corruption cases filed about her and her family, she's still there, unwavering, unaffected. What a %^&*$!

So, it was never a surprise to found out that she spent 20000 US dollars in one seating at Le Cirque together with her husband and corrupt cronies (in Tagalog, mga sugapang tuta), as first posted by the New York Post on August 7. What does she care if more than half of the Philippine population is dying of hunger and poverty, she's just our president, right?

But to make matters worse, she and her party didn't just did it once, they actually did it twice and would have done it more if they didn't cut their US trip short because of the death of the late President Aquino. The Washington Post noted that PGMA and her entourage of 65 had dinner at Bobby Van's Steakhouse on Fifth Street, NW and they spend a whooping 15000 US dollars, a generous tip included.

Heartburn Over Two Big Meals

President Obama and Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo talk in the Oval Office on July 30. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's visit to the White House on July 30 didn't draw much attention, and her dinner in Washington that night got nary a mention. And that's how it might have stayed -- if not for a controversial meal in New York City.

Arroyo is under fire in her native country for a $20,000 meal at Manhattan's Le Cirque on Aug. 2, which included caviar and several bottles of champagne. The dinner, first reported in the New York Post, has Arroyo's critics comparing her to the extravagant Imelda Marcos.

The Reliable Source has learned that three days earlier, Arroyo and an entourage of about 65 people (including security and food tasters) had dinner at Bobby Van's Steakhouse on 15th Street NW hours after she met with President Obama. The group took over one of the restaurant's private rooms and dined on lobster, steak and fine wines; at the conclusion of the meal, an unidentified woman opened a handbag stuffed with cash, counted out bills and paid the $15,000 tab -- which included a generous tip.

The Philippine Embassy did not return calls for comment Tuesday.

*** a repost from The Washington Post

Grabe na ito! Super kapal na ng mga mukha nyo!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Channing Tatum, the star of G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra, was once upon a time a sexy dancer in one of the clubs in Florida.

The then 19-year old Tatum is describe as a shy lad with a visible star quality by London Steele, the man behind the production.

"The women went crazy for him! He was shy at first, but he really knew how to work the stage."

Oh, by the way, he was Chan Crawford to the doting women in the club.

Above photo is the cover art for Miley Cyrus' new single Party in the USA, it is one of the new songs set to appear in her upcoming first mini album, The Time of Our Lives, which will be distributed exclusively by Walmart and is set to be release in US by late August. This will coincide with the launch of her clothing line with Max Azria.

The song Party in the USA has a semi-autobiographical lyrics that revolve around her move from Tennessee to California.

Party in the USA

I hopped off the plane at LAX with a dream and my cardigan
Welcome to the land of fame excess am i gonna fit in
Jumped in the cab, here I am for the first time
Look to my right and I see the Hollywood sign
This is all so crazy, everybody seems so famous
My tummy's turnin' and I'm feelin' kinda homesick
Too much pressure and I'm nervous
That's when the taxi man turned on the radio
And the Jay-Z song was on
And the Jay-Z song was on
And the Jay-Z song was on

So I put my hands up, they're playin' my song
The butterflies fly away, I'm noddin' my head like "Yeah!"
Movin' my hips like "Yeah!"
Got my hands up, they're playin' my song
They know I'm gonna be okay
Yeah! It's a party in the USA!
Yeah! It's a party in the USA!

Get to the club in my taxi cab, everybody's lookin' at me now
Like "Who's that chick that's rockin' kicks, she's gotta be from outta town"
So hard with my girls not around me
It's definitely not a Nashville party 'cause all I see is stilettos
I guess I never got the memo

My tummy's turnin' and I'm feelin' kinda homesick
Too much pressure and I'm nervous
That's when the DJ dropped my favorite tune
And the Britney song was on
And the Britney song was on
And the Britney song was on

So I put my hands up, they're playin' my song
The butterflies fly away, I'm noddin' my head like "Yeah!"
Movin' my hips like "Yeah!"
Got my hands up, they're playin' my song
They know I'm gonna be okay
Yeah! It's a party in the USA!
Yeah! It's a party in the USA!

Feel like hoppin' on a flight (on a flight)
Back to my hometown tonight (town tonight)
Something stops me everytime (everytime)
The DJ plays my song and I feel alright

So I put my hands up, they're playin' my song
The butterflies fly away, I'm noddin' my head like "Yeah!"
Movin' my hips like "Yeah!"
Got my hands up, they're playin' my song
They know I'm gonna be okay
Yeah! It's a party in the USA!
Yeah! It's a party in the USA!

So I put my hands up, they're playin' my song
The butterflies fly away, I'm noddin' my head like "Yeah!"
Movin' my hips like "Yeah!"
Got my hands up, they're playin' my song
They know I'm gonna be okay
Yeah! It's a party in the USA!
Yeah! It's a party in the USA!

The funeral cortege of former Pres. Cory Aquino:
My tears came naturally

Wala na sa piling ng mga Pilipino,
Tinig ng awiting Mga Kababayan Ko,
At lumisan na rin noong isang Sabado,
Inang nagpalipad sa awiting Bayan Ko.

Ako'y sumasaludo, paalam Pangulo,

May isa 'kong lihim, kay tagal itinago,
Sa lahat nang inabot kong mga namuno,
Tanging ikaw lang sa luha ko'y nagpatulo.

Marami ang nalungkot sa iyong pagyao,
Magalang ang lahat at puno ng respeto,
Nagpasalamat pa nga Kapamilya sa 'yo,
Dahil kanilang himpilan naibalik mo.

Subalit ano itong nabalitaan ko?
Nangyari noong Lunes, a-tres ng Agosto,
Habang inililipat ang mga labi mo,
Ika'y parang nabastos sa isang TV show.

At ang napakasaklap at masakit dito,
Ang nambastos pa'y kapamilya ng anak mo,
Napanood ito ng tao at publiko,
Kakaunti na nga, ngunit lahat nahilo.

Sabi ng TV host na mainit ang ulo

Pagkakita sa video na kanyang kasalo,
"Sandali, meron akong ano... sa'ting ano...
Hindi naman sa ano," nagkaanu-ano!
Ayon sa Internet, meron pa s'yang nasambit,
"Sana pakitanggal muna 'yan sa'ting traffic..."
At 'di maaalis sa iyong pag-iisip,
Ang parada ng patay ang pinaliligpit!

At dagdag pa daw ng naghahari-harian,

"I don't think na dapat n'yong ipakita iyan..."
Nasaan naman ang paggalang, o nasaan?
Mga sinasabi natin minsa'y pag-ingatan.

At 'di pa nangimi nang sumunod na araw,
Pinilit pa ring ginawa n'ya ay tama raw,
Mga nakarinig 'di na nakagalaw
At ayon sa iba sila na la'y napa-wow!

"... Pero ako, totoo 'ko eh ... ", sabi kuno,
Totoo nga at totoo ring walang modo,
Pwede namang sabihin itong pa-sikreto,
Kaya't wala na rin mga paliwanag mo.

"Kung ganyan, pakita na lang 'yan!", ang hamon pa,
Para bang ang prusisyon nila-"lang - lang" lang ba,
Ang pangasiwaan ay pinapili pa n'ya,
Sumunod ang himpilan, nung August 5 wala s'ya.

May mga komentong pwede nang pang-harapan,
"On camera" baga sa TV ang tawag d'yan
At kung sensitibo man ang gustong bitawan,
Pagpasok ng commercial, hintayin mo na lang.

Matutong magbaba muna ng mikropono
At saka idikta lahat ng iyong gusto,
Lagi kang mataas lahat daw takot sa 'yo,
Ratings lang ang mababa — totoo ba ito?

The breaking news breaks your heart — at 'yan ang bawi mo,
Nang mahalata mong sumablay ang pasok mo,
Pero sigurado ika'y maa-abswelto,
'Di ba ikaw rin ang may-ari ng network n'yo?

Nung Hueves nag-apologize sa diario naman,
O, akala ko ba wala kang kasalanan,
Tapos ng angalan, sunod paliwanagan —
COMPLAIN before you EXPLAIN ka na naman!
O ito kaya ay isa na namang "glitch" lang,
Tulad ng "two-zero" 'di na natin nalaman,
O ito ay maliwanag na kabobohan?
Sa tingin ng marami, mahirap lusutan.

Ang sabi ng iba — istupidong mayabang,
At giit ng iba — istupidong mayaman,
Mayaman man o mayabang ang tiyak diyan,
Napakayaman n'ya sa kaistupiduhan.

Buti pa ang apat na honor guards ni Cory —
Sina Malab, Laguindan, Rodriguez, Cadiente,
Walong oras tumayo sa ulan at viaje,
Ang lahat ay tiniis at walang sinabi.

Samantalang ikaw na may bubong sa ulo,
Komportable ka lang sa malamig na studio,
Nang kapirasong libing sa TV sumalo,
Angal at inis ang sumambulat sa iyo.

Maaari din namang pabayaan na s'ya,
Subalit ang nangyari'y mabigat talaga,
Namayapang pangulo'y huling paalam na,
'Di mo pa pinagbigyan ... hoy, nag-iisa ka!

At nais ko lang sabihin at ipagyabang
Sa mahigit na s'yam na libong tanghalian,
Sa limang pangulong sa Bulaga'y dumaan,
Kahit isa wala kaming nilapastangan.

This is the poem written by Joey de Leon in response to Willy Revillame's tactless and tasteless comments on his noontime show Wowowee about the funeral cortege of the late former President Cory Aquino, it was published last Sunday, June 9, in his column at Philippine Star.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Thanks a lot you guys and this month I promise to try to reciprocate your drops daily. Wish me luck *grins*.

Link Love - Rambling Stuff, Wirez and Circuitz, Jean Squared, Ungkutan, Kutsara at Tinidor, Atenean101, Bible Examples, Paperkraft, Whatever Comes to Mind, Momspective

See you next month, I hope *crossing fingers*.

Thanks a bunch peeps. Hope to see you on this board again.

Link Love - Computer Aid, Your Fun Family, DedeAndro, The Way I See It, Vanilla Seven, The Ad Master, Maria Michelle's Furkids and Animal Rescue, Split Rock Ranch, Add Yours, Wii Mommies

Till next time. Happy dropping!

whatcha think folks?

Miley Cyrus was one of the performers in the 2009 Teen Choice Awards held at the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City, California on August 9, Sunday.

She sang her new hit song Party in the USA while dancing around a pole atop an ice cream cart, the act was said to be an idea from Miley's dad, Billy Ray Cyrus.

Video clip of the performance shown at FOX, they opted to show more close up shots of Miley than her intriguing dance moves.

But here's another clip, on an audience's point of view.

By the way, Miley Cyrus won 6 surfboards for Comedy TV Actress, Comedy TV show for Hannah Montana, Music/Dance Movie Actress, Hissy Fit for the Hannah Montana movie, music single for “The Climb” and summer song for “Before the Storm.”

*** more photos at Just Jared

The newly single reality star just dyed her hair blonde after months of thinking and playing with different colors, hairstyles and hairpieces.

Kim Kardashian debuted her new blonde mane at the Teen Choice Awards in California.

"This time it's for real, guys! I went blonde!!!" the 28-year-old wrote on her blog. "I am really loving it!"

"I had been considering it ever since I wore that blonde wig, and I just decided to go for it!!" she said. "My hairstylist, Clyde Haygood, orchestrated the whole thing, and Rebecca from Goodform salon dyed it!"

She first rocked a long blonde wig for Scott Barnes' book "About Face" in April, then tried out a brunette bob for a magazine photo shoot in June.

*** photo courtesy of NY Daily News

There must be a shaved head craze in Hollywood or at least in their music industry, first it was Cassie, then followed Solange Knowles, Rihanna and former MTV VJ Lala and now, another artist joined the bandwagon - Keyshia Cole.

The singer debuted her new do at a photo shoot.

Either you love it or hate it...

*** photo courtesy of popcrunch

Twilight star, Ashley Greene has nude photos floating around in the world wide web. One of our favorite vampires seemed to have forgotten numerous accounts of leaked racy photos and videos of teen stars before her *sigh* when she posed seductively and willingly in front of the camera, I think it is a webcam.

Though most of the photos were taken off and deleted, albeit reluctantly, in numerous blogs and showbiz websites, some are still waiting to be found.

Her lawyer stated “The photos in question, which appear to be of our client, are illegal and are being unlawfully displayed. Our client intends to take legal action.”

They just cleared the air, now there's no question whatsoever if it was alter in any way.

I'm too chicken to post her nude pics but I can get you there.

*** photo courtesy of Google images

Monday, August 10, 2009

Lady Gaga have stirred the web anew, something indiscretely peeked out of her micro mini dress at the Glastonbury Festival at UK. Curious yet?


Is that what I or you think it is? Could it really be?

A supposed note from Lady Gaga via twitter admits that she is a hermaphrodite but the roots of the said tweet is still unfounded so don't hold your breath, at this age and time, everyone's messing with everyone.

“It’s not something I’m ashamed of, I just don't go around telling everyone. I have both male and female genitalia, but I consider myself female. It’s just a little bit of a penis and doesn’t interfere much with my life."

“The reason I haven’t talked about it is that it’s not a big deal to me. Like come on. It’s not like we all go around talking about our vags."

"I think this is a great opportunity to make other multiple gendered people feel more comfortable with their bodies. I’m sexy, I’m hot."

"I have both a poon and a peener. Big f**king deal.”

Here's the video for your further inspection *grins* -

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Eat and Drink
August 7, 2009

THE economic downturn hasn't persuaded everyone to pinch pennies. Philippines President Maria Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was at Le Cirque the other night with a large entourage enjoying the good life, even though the former comptroller of her country's armed serv ices, Carlos Garcia, was found guilty earlier this year of per jury and two of his sons were arrested in the US on bulk cash-smuggling charges. Maca pagal-Arroyo ordered several bottles of very expensive wine, pushing the dinner tab up to $20,000.

*** a repost from New York Post, page 6

Additional info about the article - Binay to Palace: 'Justify P1-M dinner in NY'

Well, I didn't expect anything better of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her cronies, I guess, using the money of Filipinos traveling abroad was not enough, they had to spend a million to live a good life (in just one night). Pretty low eh, but as we are talking about GMA, nothing is impossible, she's as corrupt as we can get.

Lesson: Vote wisely or at least better than this one come 2010, 8 years of hunger and poverty is enough... we (really) need to do better next time.

Don't you just wish this is true? Look below *grins*

Thursday, August 6, 2009

A friend send me a link yesterday about Jamby Madrigal's disgusting attempt to gain some votes come 2010 as she had haughtily announced last week that she's going to run as president and that she has the necessary qualifications and funds to support her campaign. So she began walking the line of being a low-life politician on the funeral parade of the late Cory Aquino...

Shame on you Jamby Madrigal by Happy Feraren

Now that we’ve remembered, relived and recreated the spirit of ’86 let’s make sure this yellow ribbon doesn’t get tangled up in other people’s political campaigns.

Subtle electioneering IN A FUNERAL?!?! SHAME ON YOU. Do not ride on Cory’s wave to pursue your vested interest. The people who waited in the streets weren’t there to see you! The revolution doesn’t belong to you, phony politician, it belongs to the people. And what makes you think you could get away with such a dirty trick? Cory’s lasting impression of sincerity, humility and honesty is now the benchmark of what leaders are supposed to be. You think people don’t see through you? The respect we have for Cory is not something you acquire with falsity (or through endorsement from Judy Ann Santos) it is earned. How dare you pose as someone offering sympathy to the Aquino family while you think about the votes you’re going to get come election time.

As I waited for the cortege (news networks’ new favourite word) along the South Super Highway, my mom and I bought 2 yellow umbrellas from this street vendor who was also selling nuts. And then as we paid, he pulled out something from his pocket – a yellow beaded bracelet nicely packed in a small clear plastic bag. Upon handing it over to us, he said: “Eto o, bonus para sa inyo.”Of course my mom and I were pleased and were all “awww how sweet.”Until I actually looked at the bracelet and saw a little tag with the name and photo of Jamby Madrigal.

I called out to him and asked, “O bakit may Jamby Madrigal itong bracelet na ito” and when I looked at the vendor for an answer he had already walked away.

Maybe an hour before this incident, I saw her car passing by the growing sea of people. Window open, flashing the L sign and strangely enough, a cameraman in front filming the people. My mom started shouting “Transparencyyyy!” and then I looked at her asking if I could put up my middle finger and my mom looked at me and said I should just shout transparency, accountability or good governance. In other words “BOOOOOOOO!!!!” And then the two of us just started shouting BOO JAMBY!!!

I am utterly disgusted by you, Ms.Madrigal. And to you other filthy politicians, behave yourselves because we are all watching you, even if you’re supposedly Cory’s “favorite” mayor. Genuine democracy is People Power and everything Ninoy and Cory stood for. It also means that now, whenever there’s a phony claiming he or she is there to protect Cory’s legacy, we will be able to speak up and act with the same fearless fervour we had before.

You know sometimes I wish I could march in the government offices with a magical broom that can sweep away all the dirty politicians we have in this country. A giant clean up, but this time not just for the environment but for our government. Haha, imagine if we could really do that? I’m already writing down the names of the people I’d attack first with my magic walis!

So, before you file for candidacy (a bit too late though in this case) think again. Actually, good luck! The people have remembered.

photo of the infamous bracelet

Hmm... what say you Senator Madrigal?

Video clip of the infamous outburst of Willie Revillame on his afternoon program Wowowee about the streaming of former President Cory Aquino's funeral cortege when her remains was transferred from De La Salle gymnasium in San Juan to the Manila Cathedral in Intramuros.

Watch it to find out where the outrage and the online petition to fire him from his hosting job began.

Personally, I think he is an arrogant ass, he thought (and I bet he's still thinking) that he and whatever he was/is doing in his afternoon show was more important that showing the funeral cortege of the late Cory Aquino. And worse, he has no shame whatsoever in announcing it publicly complete with an anger-strained face and then to redeem himself, he wore a mask of sadness, on which he failed miserably. Come on, there's a reason why your bid as an actor didn't prosper, you can't act!

Itching to sign the petition? Go ahead and click the link. I was no.2889 when I signed early afternoon of today, Aug.6.


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