Thursday, December 30, 2010

30 Days with Charice Day 2 and 3

As promised, I am posting the Day 2 and 3 of 30 Days with Charice. In episode 2, Charice launched of her first international album where she performed in QVC.  While in Day 3,  she met the media and had interviews and took photos in New York city. 


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

30 Days with Charice and a Christmas Hangover

I need to compose myself and get rid of the Christmas hangover that dawned upon me hehehe... As you'll notice, I haven't posted in any of my two blogs since Christmas day! OMG, my laziness is really killing me. I actually cut my experiment on non-advertising of my blog in Adgitize and bought a one-month advert since clicking 101 publishers really was really getting into my nerves, so my aim of earning purely in Adgitize has been sabotage by the big L (as in LAZINESS).

Well, just after Christmas, I got myself into watching Korean and Taiwanese drama-thon. I spent 3 full days, just staring at my monitor from dawn till dusk, literally. And today, after finishing the last episode of the Taiwanese drama, I saw myself staring at my blank monitor and I was left thinking of what to do next, so I turned my attention to YouTube. Every time I visit YouTube, there is always one name that comes to my mind, well, that's Charice. So, as I typed "Charice" in the search bar and hit enter, I saw a video, "30 Days with Charice", it's a 30-day video of Charice as the camera followed her wherever she goes. I've seen the trailer of it a month ago but I decided to open it again. Well, I found out that Teen.com has already started showing some episodes, and today is the 8th episode.

I decided to post each episode here in my blog, as I checked on updates on Charice once in a while, I would like to share these to everyone. So, below is the first episode of 30 Days with Charice. There's an advertisement on the first part of the video but just bear with it, that's the price of free stuff, LOL



Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Birthday, Jesus!


Happy Birthday, Jesus.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas In Our Hearts

I would like to share to everybody, the classic Christmas song, which is my all-time favorite Christmas song. It's only 1 day and few hours, and Christmas day will come. This song is like a national anthem in the Philippines every holiday. Christmas in Our Hearts was  composed by Jose Mari Chan and sung by him and his daughter. Have a very Merry Christmas to everyone. Here it is:

Monday, December 20, 2010

Choose One Picture Please

UPDATE:
Thank you everyone who helped me choose which avatar I should promote, most of you chose Choice C. Thank you so much! ^^

Now, I would like to ask you another favor. Please vote for my avatar in Facebook:
 Here how you can vote:
1.  Login in your facebook account. 
2. Click this link: Nescafe Decaf Night Studio.
3. Allow application.
4. You will see the picture. Click "Vote". 
5. You may leave comment about it too.


I am not expecting to get the highest votes as I joined late and voting ends tomorrow, but 25% of criteria is for votes, so it will be helpful. I hope you'll help. Thank you.


I joined Nescafe Decaf Night Studio avatar contest the other day. I really had fun dressing up my avatar that I made 5 entries! Now, my problem is, which one should I promote most? I know promoting all of them is not wise as the support will be divided.

Now, I need your opinion which one should I choose. I only have one day to decide and 2 days to gather votes, so I really need your opinion. Here are the following pictures: (Please leave comment for the number of the picture you choose..)

Update: I added the background*

Choice A


















Choice B


Choice C


Choice D    

Choice E



Hope you'll help me,guys! Thanks :)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

I'm Sorry Mr. Lauro Vizconde

I am extending my deepest sympathy to Mr. Lauro Vizconde who has failed to get justice for the rape and murder of his family and has been let down by the Supreme Court of the Philippines. I know that this means a second death to your wife and two daughters that after almost two decades of fighting for justice, you have failed to give them one. I have been crying watching you on the news and as I am writing this, I am still in tears. I feel so much pity on you, sometimes I wish that you just be with your family and leave this miserable life, but forgive me for wishing that for you. Please be strong and continue to fight, you know that we, the Filipino masses are with you. And even if you'll fail to bring the justice to your family, we know, and your wife and daughters know, that you did your best, more than your best. My prayers to you, Mr. Lauro Vizconde.

Friday, December 17, 2010

My Eveready Moment

I live in the southern part of Luzon which is a favorite place to visit by Mr. Typhoon and Mr. Storm. When I was young, life in the province was harder than today, specially if you live in the middle of the rice paddies. I grew up prancing on the rice field and tip-toeing on the very narrow path in the middle of the rice field. My father was a postman and a farmer as my mom was a simple housewife and a farmer too. My school was far away from our house and every day I would walk for 30 minutes going to school and another 30 minutes going home. One day, while at school, the principal came and announced that everybody must go home. When we went out of the classroom, we saw that it was dark and rain had started to fall. Since I live far away, I decided to stay in the classroom and waited till the rain slowed. It was getting darker and darker, and the possibility of  the rain to stop was really blurred. So, I left the school and braved myself into the rain. As the night fell and the heavy rain still pouring, it was becoming darker and darker and I couldn't see anything on the road. My umbrella had been overturned by the wind and I was soaking wet. I was so scared but I continued to walk. 
Suddenly, I saw a prick of light, then it was becoming bigger and bigger and brighter and brighter. The light came from a flashlight. And then a familiar figure came out of the light, it was my Father! To my relief, my tears ran down on my face and mixed with the rain as I wrapped my arms on his waist and we continued to walk guided by the light coming from Eveready Flashlight that my Father always had. As a postman, he would always bring an Eveready flashlight and he would never use any battery aside from Eveready. His trust to Eveready was always strong and it never let him down. After the storm, just a week later, my father gifted me my own Eveready flashlight and of course, with Eveready batteries in. Since then, a small Eveready flashlight powered by Eveready batteries is always in my bag every where I go. It's always best to be Eveready, everyday.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Help Me, Please...

I joined two viral marketing contests in Squadhelp with a prize of $500 each. I need your help guys to win these contests. Please help post in Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and anywhere so that it will get clicks. I will share the prize if I win.

Here are the details:

Contest 1 - Viral Marketing of a Facebook Game called Roman Taxi (I am currently in the third position: here) Ends on January 7. IMPORTANT: Please use this link so that it will be counted:  http://bit.ly/fVd3LK

Possible Facebook post and Twitter messages: (You can make your own.)
 a. Have you heard it? New Crazy Game http://bit.ly/fVd3LK
b. Catch this new fad in #facebook #games http://bit.ly/fVd3LK 


Contest 2 - Viral Marketing of a Novel : Murder and Mayhem. Ends on February 10. 
IMPORTANT: Please use this link so that it will be counted:  http://bit.ly/gXbRT7

Possible Facebook post:
a.   Murder and Mayhem---Just in Time for the Holidays
The world of private clubs is a microcosm of the larger world in which we all live,” explains author, Clive Endive Ogive, IV. To learn more about Murder and Mayhem at Old Bunbury, visit http://bit.ly/gXbRT7

Possible Tweet:
a, Catch the excitement of Murder and Mayhem, just in time for holidays. http://bit.ly/gXbRT7

For those who will help me, just leave your contact in comments so I can get back to you, in case I win.



Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Looking for the Right TV Speakers?

Altec Lansing VS2621 2.1 Channel Speaker SystemHave you just bought your latest TV? Oh, now you are not satisfied with the sound, so you are looking for the good TV speakers to complement your new TV. Well, you can easily find the perfect and cheapest tv speakers from Plasma TV speakers to LCD TV speakers on the net. Try here.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

MY CHRISTMAS WISH THIS YEAR: A NOKIA C7

I have been using a Nokia phone that my husband gifted me three years ago, and this Christmas, I think I deserve to have a new phone. So for my Christmas wish this year, my heart set eyes on Nokia C7. Look at the picture below: That's IT, baby. Isn't it gorgeous? Nokia C7 is not only beautiful on the eyes but it has the function of a true smartphone with all the features you would ever want.


 Nokia C7's sleek design is made from polished stainless steel and glass that when you touched, it's so smooth on the palm that you would not want to put it down. With the vivid 3.5" high-resolution display, I can easily watch videos and scroll on my pictures to my heart's desire. There are three home screens that I can personalise and I can use different finger gestures to zoom, flick, and select. Sounds fun, right? I can also view all the running applications and with a tap on the screen I can easily switch between them. It's like magic!

Well, I'm mesmerized not only of the look and feel of the Nokia C7 but the functionality is superb too. As a blogger, different social applications to publish and spread my posts is a must. I also need to get updates from my family, friends, and online community. But I don't need to worry about all these as Nokia C7 has integrated social networks from Facebook to Twitter, so connecting to everybody is just a tap on the screen. Oh, and not only that, there are lots of applications that I can download for Nokia C7 like Sports Tracker, wallpapers, podcasts and a lot more.

I love to travel, and with Nokia C7 I can take high quality photos and HD videos with its 8 megapixel camera. I will never miss any picture perfect moment. It also has maps with free GPS navigation, so for sure I would never get lost. And also, with its powerful Nokia Mini Speaker MD-9, my whole family can listen to my favorite songs of Barbra Streisand, Bee Gees, and the Beatles until they'll get tired of it. LOL. There will never be a dull moment with Nokia C7.

Uh,oh.. time to wake up... oh, Santa, grant me my Christmas wish, please?? (I'm on begging knees...lol).
  

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Win Fossil Watch from Quicker8.com


One good thing of blog hopping is that you get to know what's happening to the blogger world, specially the contests and giveaways that our fellow blogger are holding. Today, I found this exciting giveaway from Quicker8.com, it's second giveaway contest with the following prizes:

1st prize - Fossil Ladies Watch
2nd prize - Fossil Ladies Watch
3rd prize -Kate Spade kikay kit (orange)

I love the Fossil Ladies watch, I hope I could win this one. To join the contest, just click the picture on top.

E-Reader Giveaway - Ends 12/18


I really want to have an E-reader as I like reader e-books yet it's constraining to my eyes looking at the pc monitor, so when I saw the My Life with Rats and More is having a giveaway contest and that the prize is an E-reader, I immediately checked it out. There will be one winner of E-reader. The contest ends on December 18th. It is open internationally. So, if you want to have a chance to win an E-reader, check out My Life with Rats and More for the mechanics.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Meet Celine Dion's Twins

 
Celine Dion, one of my favorite singers, and her husband Rene, have for the first time presented their new members of the family, the twins, Eddy and Nelson. The fraternal twins are miracle babies as Celine had a difficult pregnancy. The babies look so cute,  I think all babies are cute, don't they? Welcome Baby Eddy and Baby Nelson!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Chocolate Holiday Giveaway from Trip or Treats


Trip or Treats is having a holiday giveaway, and what's the best giveaway for this Christmas than chocolates, a Set of Vosges Chocolate! I love chocolates and I really savor every moment I indulge in each bar. I am excited! Trip or Treats is giving unusual flavored chocolate, heard of Mo's Dark Bacon bar? How about Oaxaca chocolate bar? Oh, I just can't wait! I really hope that I'll win this.

By the way, check out Trip or Treats to join the giveaway.

Looking for Top Graduate Schools in US

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Joining Bah-Humbug Giveaway


Sweet Treats by Jesseca and Our Thrifty Ideas Become One have teamed up to bring these fabulous giveaways that is just in time for Christmas. They will be giving 5 stockings and each stocking is full of sort of knick knacks.  The first stocking is what every baker's dream. It's a full of things for the kitchen. The second one is for kids. It has lots of stuff to play with. The third is for craft-loving people. It's a fun-filled project. The fourth is what the bookworms would love. And the last one is for girly with lots of cute accessories.

Joining is so easy too. I already joined the giveaways and I hope that I'll be lucky to win one stocking. Check out HERE to join.

 

Monday, December 6, 2010

Lost in Paradise - David Lanz

Yesterday afternoon, I found a cd of David Lanz that I bought few months ago. For people who do not know who David Lanz is, he is a composer and pianist. I just love his songs. His songs are good to listen at whenever I want to spend a cozy time.

Here's my first entry to music monday, David Lanz's Lost in Paradise. Enjoy!



Come join Music Monday and share your songs with us. Rules are simple. Leave ONLY the actual post link here and grab the code below and place it at your blog entry. You can grab this code at LadyJava's Lounge Please note these links are STRICTLY for Music Monday participants only. All others will be deleted without prejudice.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Help! It's Holidays and I'm Gaining Weight

 
Yeah, yeah, I hear that... I hear that... Every holiday seasons that is always our worry. Why is it that during holidays, our waist line also goes on a holiday and just cannot control itself to increase an inch or two? Well, I think everyone knows the answer, it is because we let ourselves indulge in these 30 days of feast. How could not we, since parties are here and there, and holiday foods are served best during this season, and of course, we cannot just put the plate down when we are talking to our long lost friends and relatives whom we see only during these times.

So, now you are thinking, I want to savor the holidays without worrying my waist line, but how can you do that? It's easy, guys. Check out some points below, and maybe these could help.

1. Eat at home before going to a party. Before leaving for the party, feed yourself with a bowl of cereals or a plate of vegetable salad, or anything healthy. Make yourself full before attending a party. This will prevent you from over-eating fatty foods that are usually served in the parties.

2. Specialty only. When you attend a party, it doesn't mean that you have to taste all the food that is served on the table. Pass some dishes and pick only those which are your favorites, when I say favorites, they do not mean "all", only those food that are rarely served or a dish that you know your friend's specialty, or just a dish that is so irresistible.By doing this, you avoid adding extra calories to your body from the food that you regularly eat.

3. Drink water instead. We all know that in parties, they serve drinks, you know that one with lots of sugar or calories or alcohol. So instead of gulping down these liquids, why not keeping your hand with a glass of water while talking to your long lost friend.

4. Size matters. When you see your favorite food on the buffet table, it doesn't mean that you have to overturn the serving plate to your plate. Take small portions only. Remember that this month is full of parties, so just tell yourself that you'll have that favorite dish of yours next time.

5. Burn baby burn! And lastly, when you attend a party, park far away from the event. This will give you reason to walk to your car and start burn the calories you just had stock in your body. Oh, and don't forget to add extra exercise too.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Glee - Time Of My Life

This week's episode of Glee really caught my attention specially the duet of Quinn and Sam of the song, (I've Had) Time of my Life. I just felt that there was so much chemistry between the two and I actually doubt that there is something romantic going on with Chord Overstreet (Sam) and Diana Argon (Quinn).

Well, check it out for yourself with this video and tell me if love is in the air...

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Intense Debate On My Blog

Go to IntenseDebate

As a blogger, I know that we write to communicate, and to communicate means to share opinions and discuss things about just anything. I am happy that almost all of my posts receive comments. I was using the blogger comment's form till yesterday. I decided to move to Intense Debate as I see the benefits of using it.

Although my old posts will still have the Blogger comment form, new posts will be using the Intense Debate form. In Blogger comment format, it is not possible to reply to individual comments so the communication between me and the commenter is not continuous, however in Intense Debate, I can post reply to individual comment, right below their comments.

Another thing that I like with Intense Debate is the linky love, although my Blogger comment format is do-follow, in Intense Debate, the commenter's site or blog's latest post will be linked. I find this beneficial to commenter as I was happy leaving comments to blogs which can link my last post without typing the html code.

And the last thing is that in Intense Debate, the commenter can subscribe to the replies on his comment, so if he/she is waiting for the answer of the writer/blogger, then he would not missed it. I think this function is also present in Blogger comment. 

If you want to use Intense Debate for your blog comments, just click the picture above and it will take you to Intense Debate site, it's free to join and so easy to set-up.

Now, my two blogs have Intense Debate comment. Dare to comment??  :-p

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It's December, It's Christmastime!

It's December 1st folks, so let me greet you MERRY CHRISTMAS! I know that most of you started the Christmas season after Thanksgiving Day and some are much earlier than that, but with 25 days before the Christmas day, I am greeting every one of you, wherever you are, I wish a blessed and peaceful Christmas season!

Now, let's listen to Charice sings Jingle Bell Rock:

Saturday, November 27, 2010

You're Invited To Earn

Since this blog receive more visitors than my other blog, Invest and Work at Home, I would like to re-post an entry from there , which is an invitation to everybody to join a Clixsense team.

Joining the team will give the following benefits:
1. MLM-style referral system - the team will help members to get 3 referrals up to 10 level.

2. Toolbar - you will not miss every available ads.

3.All referrals are Clixsense PREMIUM member and ACTIVE.

4. Contest - as a member, you can join team's contest which has cash prizes.

5. For Philippines members, Assistance to Withdraw earnings through GCash or SmartMoney.

6. Very helpful team support.

To join, please click here, and then leave your email address in the comment form.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Totally Tuesday Blog Hop - November 23rd

Busy Mom's Tips Tuesday Blog Hop

I'm joining Totally Tuesday Blog Hop.
 
The rules are simple.
1. Add your blog title and URL.
2. Follow your hostesses Busy Mom's Tips and The Work at Home Helper.
3. Follow any blogs you wish.
4. Make sure you leave a comment so that you'll get a follow back.
5. Grab our Totally Tuesday Blog Hop button if you'd like so that followers will know where to leave a comment. 
Follow me and let me know so I can follow back :)
See Yah!
 

Monday, November 22, 2010

WANTED: ****

A fellow blogger, Levy from Living the Life to the Fullest, is asking for help to disseminate the picture of the suspected killer of her friend.

**Update**
Due to the Levy's request, I removed the story and picture of the person suspected of killing her friend. The removal of the story and pictures is due to responsible journalism which she explained here.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Chicken Lasagna Treat


First, I would like to apologize for not be able to provide you the photo of the lasagna that I made this weekend, as after I pull it out from oven, the hungry little monsters (lol) immediately delved into the pan and finished them off before my busy mind thought of taking a snap of it for my blog. So, what I can offer you is the image from the world wide web, which I grab from this site, which I think was almost identical to the look of my lasagna, specially the little burnt cheese on top.

Now, off to my chicken lasagna.

     The Spaghetti Sauce (the red one)
250 g ground chicken
1 onion, chopped
garlic, chopped (if you like garlic, you can put as much as you like)
1 tsp butter
1 tsp olive oil (or any veg oil)
3 very red tomatoes (remove the skin and chopped)
half cup ketchup (i like to use this as i do not need to put sugar)
1 cup water
salt and pepper to taste

Heat the pan and put the butter and oil. Saute the garlic, onion, ground chicken, respectively. Let it stand for 2-3 minutes. Add chopped tomatoes and stand again for 1-2 minutes. Pour the ketchup and water, stir. Simmer for 5 minutes or until the tomatoes are crushed. Add salt and pepper and taste. Make sure that the water evaporates and has the proper consistency, not too watery or not too thick. Set aside.

     The Balsamella (the white one)
People use different kind of cheese in their balsamella, but since cheese is quite expensive here, a simple cheddar cheese is enough for my balsamella. So for the balsamella, you need the following:
half cup of milk (not powdered :p)
half cup grated cheese
1 egg (I use egg as thickener not flour as I do not like the flour-ery taste)

In a sauce pan, pour the milk and heat it but do not boil. Using the whisk, stir the milk and put the cheese in it. Make sure that your fire is low so that you will not boil the milk. Continue stirring until the cheese melts and the milk reduced by one fourth. Remove from fire and continue stirring until the temperature is reduced. When the milk-cheese sauce is warm but not hot anymore, put the egg and whisk till the egg is dissolved. If there are traces of eggs in your sauce, that means your milk was hot and it cooked the egg, which is not good. If you got it correctly, now set it aside and move to the next step.

     The Noodle!
Some people boil the lasagna noodles which I do not do. Lasagna is cooked in the oven so there's no need to boil the noodles as it will be cooked there too. So, what should we do with the noodles? In a deep flat basin with full of water, soak 8 pieces of the lasagna noodles (my pan is quite small so I use 8 strips only).
I use this Barilla Lasagna noodles. It has enough noodles for 3 cooking.

      The Cheese!
Well, as I have said, since cheese is quite expensive and rare here in my place, I use what's available only, that's cheddar cheese and mozzarella. Just grate separately these two cheeses which will be used as toppings later. (You can use ricotta cheese instead of cheddar, if ricotta is available).

     Assembly Time!
Now, in your lasagna pan, grease it with butter, then arrange the lasagna noodles, put the red sauce, then the white sauce, then the cheeses, and repeat until no more ingredient left. On top of it, put the mozzarella cheese first then followed by the cheddar (or ricotta). I noticed that when mozzarella is burnt, it's not so nice, it doesn't have the gooeyness of the cheese, so I always put is below the other cheese.

     It's Almost Ready!
In a pre-heated oven, bake the lasagna for 180 degrees Celsius for 25-30 minutes. It is ready when you see that the top is brownish already. Let is stand for 10 minutes after baking so that it will be firm (but with kids like mine, it didn't even last for 10 minutes hehehe).

     It's Ready!
Cut in squares (or rectangle for more serving lol) and serve with garlic bread (I'll post the recipe next time) and a nice iced tea. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Have you seen The Visitor?


Last week, I watched a 2007 movie entitled, The Visitor. I found the story interesting and real-life (though it was not) and the actors performed really well. I suggest that if you don't have any movie in mind to watch, try this one. 

The movie was about a bored college professor who travels to New York City to attend a conference and found a young illegal immigrant couple living in his apartment. The movie showed how the professor, played by Richard Jenkins (Burn After Reading, Step Brothers) influenced the couple's lives and in return how he was affected by the couple's lives. 

**SPOILER ALERT**
The widowed and lonely professor, Walter, teaching in Connecticut was assigned to attend a conference in New York. Upon arrival in his New York apartment, he found a couple, Tarik Khalil, a Syrian musician and Zainab, a Seneralese street vendor. After the awkward encounter of the professor and the couple in the apartment, it was known that a couple's friend has rented the professor's apartment unknown to the professor. The couple tried to leave the apartment but the professor sympatized to the couple's situation and offered to stay until they get a place to stay. 


Tarik was an African drummer and Walter was fascinated by the way Tarik played and the music he made. Walter tried to learn piano in Connecticut but was not successful; his late-wife was a good pianist. Tarik taught Walter how to play the African drum and they became friends. Tarik always brought Walter to the jazz club where he performs and they also played drums in the park along with other African drummers. Walter's life has turn with full of life until Tarik was arrested one day while they were trying to hurry to go back home.

Since Tarik was an illegal immigrant, he was put into detention. Walter would always visit him as Tarik's girlfriend could not as she was an illegal immigrant too. One day, the worried mother of Tarik came and met Walter. Walter has developed friendship and special bond to Tarik's family. He went back to Connecticut and sold the piano and took a leave of absence from his teaching job. 

He came back to New York, only to find himself falling in love with Tarik's mother. When the day came that Tarik was deported back to Syria, his mother decided to follow him although she will not be able to come back to America once she left. On the eve before she left, it was known that she also loved Walter. Tarik's mother left America and Walter bid her goodbye from the airport.

The movie ended as Walter was playing the African drum in the metro station, where Tarik dreamed of playing.

Friday, November 19, 2010

An Amazing Speech and A Bravery!

I was amazed how this 14-year-old student gave his speech in front of the school board committee to defend his beloved teacher who had been suspended for two days for asking a student to remove her Confederate flag belt buckle and for ejecting two students from class after a heated exchange about gay rights. I admire this guy for having the courage to face the school board, to admit that he is gay, and to defend his teacher.  This young student, Graeme Taylor, said that his teacher, Jay McDowell, has prevented him from committing suicide when he was 9 because he was bullied for being gay.

Check out the video below to see how this young guy has given a very moving speech in defense to his teacher.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Life Can't Wait's First Ever Giveaway!

My fellow blogger,Mizhelle, has just had her blog, Life Can't Wait first ever giveaway, and to coincide is also the first contest I join since I started blogging, so pipz, let's keep our hopes high to win some giveaways here. It is also in time for the Christmas season and the badge is just perfect. I'm excited!

My congratulations to Mizhelle for her blogversary!


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Monday, November 15, 2010

Manny Pacquiao Made a History!


Last Saturday's fight against Antonio Margarito in Cowboy's Stadium earned Manny Pacquiao a place in the history, the first boxer to hold titles in eight divisions. The latest the WBC Super Welterweight title which Pacquiao won round after round against Margarito. Margarito suffered cuts on cheek and right eye that almost left his right eye shut. The score: 120-108, 119-109 and 118-110 in favor of Manny.

Though I seldom watch boxing as I feel pity to the losing guy, I always support Manny Pacquiao in all his fights. There were times that I would not watch his fight but would just pray hard that he would win or at least not to be knocked out, and every time my prayer's granted. 

To Manny, you know that every Filipino feels pride because of you. Congratulations!

Friday, November 12, 2010

A Viral Christmas Card this Season!

Hi Guys! I am helping a blog friend, Noypi from Pinoylandia , here by posting his Christmas Card and of course at the same time to give me blog a Christmas Season's feeling since it's already November and Christmas is in the air. For us, Filipinos, Christmas starts on September as this month has the -ber at the end already and extended to the end day of December. So, for everyone, Filipinos or not, Happy Christmas!



P.S. 
If you do not understand what's written in the card, just ask Noypi hehehe....

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Happy Meal without HAPPY


The city of San Francisco, California has recently voted on a proposition that banning the sale of food with too much fat and sugar that comes with a toy to the public. Mc Donald's Happy Meal is actually one of the directly affected of this proposition. A Happy Meal is consisted of a burger, fries, drink, and a toy. Consumers of Happy Meal are usually kids ( I cannot say "all" as my friends and I were actually once a fan of it hehehe...). 

Although the health buffs and small restaurants are happy about this news, not everybody accepted it with a healthy smile. Most of the parents who aired their opinions said that the choices of what their children should eat must be left to them. As a parent, I totally agree on this. The parents have the responsibility to decide what is the good for their children. With government dictating what to eat and not is some kind of dictatorship, where's freedom in there? I just hope that it will just stay in California, if not, no more "Love Ko To"

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Glee Stars GQ Pics, Too Racy?

Have you seen the Glee stars photos on GQ magazine? What do you think of them? Too much skin? Too sexy?

Lea Michele, Diana Agron, and Cory Monteith recent cover photos on GQ magazine have caused stir in the web and TV world. I personally found these pictures too sexy. Some said that GQ is a men's magazine and these three stars were all adult, however, the way they portray these Glee stars in the magazine is based on the school setting, which is actually a high-school setting, which I believe make these pictures not appropriate. Another thing is that, the two girls, Lea and Diana are dressed (or undressed) in a very provoking way, while Cory is fully-clothed!

Check out the photos below and judge for yourself. 








 (Photo credit: GQ)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Want to Lose Weight? Don't Run


Can you believe that running and jogging will not help you lose weight? Many people accounted their weight loss on jogging and running but according to Greg Brookes, a London-based, personal trainer, running might not be of help in losing weight. He said that the more time one spend running, the better he/she become at running and the more efficient the body gets so less energy will be spent and fewer calories will be burnt.

Aside from that, running has another disadvantage. Running is also bad for joints as the body weight is transmitted through the joints so with repetition,the joints like knee and ankles become weak and brittle.

I personally agree on Brookes' claim as I have tried running but ended up with joints pain and more hunger :p though I saw many people running to lose weight. Now I'm confused.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My Blog Got a New Dress

Yeah, my blog got a new dress hehehe... actually it's a new design (compliments of Deluxe Templates for the free template). The color is still quite the same as I do not want to really have my blog a drastic change. Look at the previous design: 

The reason why I change the design of my blog is because of the *pest* pop up ad that keeps showing which God knows where it came from!? I was not aware of the pop ups until people from Entrecard, CMFAds, and Adgitize send me a notice that my blog is violating rule of pop up ads and sometimes with automatic audio! I tried to solve the problem by removing all the widgets and installing them again but to no use as after two weeks, I received messages again from my fellow bloggers informing me of the same problem. So, I allotted my one day (actually, just 3 hours of my precious time hehehe :p) to search for a template and remove the widgets and put up everything again. Why do I have to change the template? I believe that my blog was hacked with some kind of a code that is hidden in the template which I cannot find (firstly, because I am not that knowledgeable in this codes thing, and secondly, it's easier to change it than to look for it.).Now that I changed it, I am hoping that this problem is solved. If you find a pop-up ad when you visit my blog (from the *pest* hyperpromote.com), kindly inform me (and I swear I don't know what to do next hehehe..) and I'll try to search for a solution again.

So, here it is, for those regular visitors of my blog (adgitizers, entre droppers, or maybe I have readers ?? :p) you may notice the change in the design. I tried to choose the one that will upload faster but unfortunately I didn't find any. Anyways, I hope you like it. Visit always! :)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Chinese Activist Wins Nobel Peace Prize


In this year's Nobel Peace Prize, a Chinese activist wins the award. The Nobel committee awarded its peace prize to imprisoned democracy campaigner Liu Xiaobo on Friday, lending encouragement to China's dissident community and sending a rebuke to the authoritarian government, which sharply condemned the award.

It is funny that China has long been waiting to have their own Nobel Peace Prize winner but now that they got one, they are furious of it. Why would not China be? Liu Xiaobo is a pro-democracy activist and currently in jail. I wonder whether the relation of China and Norway will be affected.

Anyways, congratulations Liu Xiaobo! This Nobel will give you more power to fight for democracy.

Photo Credit: (AFP/Mike Clarke)

October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

pink ribbon

October is breast cancer awareness month. I have seen a friend who battled breast cancer and I know the pain she and her family suffered. This month I would like to join the pink ribbon challenge. Just click the pink ribbon to help one woman save life by getting free mammogram. If you may join with me and pass the pink ribbon challenge. These links are ONLY for "Pink Ribbon Challenge" participants, any links not related to the Pink Ribbon Challenge will be deleted. Grab the code at Things We Share and post it in your blog entry. Please post only the Pink Ribbon Challenge actual post link here and help The Breast Cancer Site and National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc. by spreading the Pink Ribbon Challenge.

Friday, October 8, 2010

John Lennon - A Remembrance

When I opened Google today, I saw that they have changed their Google icon again. At first glance it wasn't really clear what the message was all about so I clicked it. There it played the song of John Lennon, Imagine with a caricature video of earth, nature, peace, and John Lennon.

Ahh... Now, I know. Tomorrow is John Lennon's birthday. John Lennon, who was born in October 9, 1940, was a member of the famous 60's band, The Beatles. Aside from the songs that he wrote, sang, and performed, it was his being peace activist that marked him in the minds of the people. Famously known for composing songs for peace like Imagine and Give Peace a Chance, he was a political activist that was a target of FBI and government investigations. 

For John Lennon, where ever you are right now, have peace and thank you for using your talent to bring peace.

Below is John Lennon's Imagine:


Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Flintstones @ 50!


When I open Google today, I saw the picture above as their commemorative logo for the 50th anniversary of The Flintstones. The Flintstones is an animated television series that started September 30 1960 produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. My kids and I still sometimes watch The Flintstones on TV and we still laugh at the antics of the Flintstones family and their Dino. We also watched the 2 Flintstones movie, The Flintstones (1994) and Viva Rock Vegas (2000). Well, who would have thought that Fred, Wilma and their family and friends in stone age era will continue to bring laughter in the computer age. Happy 50th anniversary The Flintstones!

Monday, September 27, 2010

An Inverted Philippine Flag


I was quite surprised when I read the news about the display inverted of the Philippine flag during the visit of Pres. Noy Aquino in America for the south-east leaders meeting in New York. As seen on the picture above, the Philippine flag at the back of Pres. Noy has red part on top instead of the blue. When the flag has the red on top, it means that the country is at war. The U.S. has apologized for this and stated that it was an honest mistake, and the Philippine government has accepted the apology.

I remember when I was in high school and part of the Girl Scout of the Philippines, I was sometimes tasked to raise the flag during the morning flag raising ceremony. I always told myself never to raise an inverted flag and I never failed to do so.

With the inverted Philippine flag incident, I am quite disappointed as I know that if this happened to other big country, it will be a different issue. I think the Philippines is too small to complain, or is it just our trait to accept apology immediately? How about educating the person in-charge of displaying the flag, that flags are to be respected and not only to be displayed at any way they could. Well, what can I say, "an honest mistake"?

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Well Done, Charice!


I just like to say my congratulations to Charice. Well done on the premier of Glee 2, Charice! I've watched the first episode and I can definitely say that Charice is cut out for Glee. I just hope that her character will blossom in the next episodes and that viewers will love Sunshine Corazon so that Charice will get the chance to be in the regular cast. Right now, after the first episode of Glee season 2, Charice is trending in twitter and search engines.

I can say that with the support of her kababayans, all Asians, and all fans around the world, Charice's stint in Glee is the start of her dream come true. I admire her for being humble, thanking all the people around her and God (I'm a follower of her in twitter, that's why I know lol). Good luck Charice!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

GLEE 2 is OUT!


Today is September 21st and we all know that the second season of Glee will start tonight and although the airtime is based on U.S. time, the netizens, Charice's fans and Glee's fans will definitely catch up what's up for the first episode of the second season. 

The second's season premier of Glee introduces two new character: Chord Overstreet as a high school athlete who starts off as Finn's protégé but becomes his competition; and singer Charice as Sunshine Corazon, a Filipino exchange student who becomes Rachel Berry's rival and frenemy. The first episode's title is Audition. Expect to see all the main casts of first season as new songs and performances roll in and love and relationships bloom within the Glee Club.

While you're waiting for the GleeKs tonight, watch this video:




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Friday, September 17, 2010

The Tourist, Coming Out Now!


I have just watched the newly released trailer of The Tourist, where Angelina Jolie teamed up for the first time with Johnny Depp. I like Angelina Jolie in this movie as I think she is kinda cute with her British accent ;p and Johnny Depp in his usual unique style, is Frank, an American brokenhearted tourist who is visiting Italy as he crosses path with Angelina, who is playing as Elise. After Frank met Elise, his life has never been the same.

Angelina looks so beautiful, stunning, and "ravenous" (Johnny Depp said that hehehe...) in this movie. This will be released on December in theaters. Dare not to miss it! Watch the Tourist trailer here:

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Couch Potato with Sunshine Cleaning


Last night, after dinner my family and I did the usual thing we do, that is being couch potato in front of the TV! I brought out the CD I rented, this time I grabbed "Sunshine Cleaning". I really did not have idea what the movie was about but I took it anyways. My sons and husband were not interested so they went out. Anyways, after watching the movie, I say that if you are looking for some dose of life drama, comedy, and good-deeds act, then I definitely recommend Sunshine Cleaning.

Sunshine Cleaning was released last 2008 with Amy Adams as Rose Lorkowski, Emily Blunt as Norah, her sister, Jason Spaveck as Oscar, Rose's son, and Academy Award winner Alan Larkin as Joe, Rose's and Norah's father.

Rose, a former high school cheerleading captain, is a single mother who works a maid. After getting fired from her job, and her son kicked out from public school, she took the advice of her married police lover to start a cleaning business for crime scene. With her unstable sister, Sunshine Cleaning was born. As their business proceeds, they encounter life changing experiences that tested their family relationships, life meanings, as they try to make their lives better and touches other people's lives as well.

Here's the trailer of Sunshine Cleaning. You may want to watch the movie too. ;-)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Guest Post: To Accept or Not?


I have received several offers from bloggers and writers [like me :p] to guest post in my blogs. At first I was confused whether to accept the offer since there are more pros than cons of having guest post, but in the end I decided not to accept it. 

Until now, I am receiving offers however, I am firm on my decision though sometimes I am tempted to break it. One good thing of having guest writers is that you don't need to write always, so you'll have spare time to spend in other things. Aside from that, guest writers can provide new topics and writing styles that can attract new readers.Nevertheless, I still opt to have my blogs on my own. My blogs are my personal instruments on sharing my experiences and opinions. Although I can say that I am not really a talented writer, I know that I have my own writing style (which I do not know really hehehe...). I can also say that I do not have lots of loyal readers, but I want to establish to my few ones that it is me, my thoughts, my feelings, and my experiences that they are reading; that when they read my posts, my dear readers will be able to relate to me as these are real-life experiences. Well, this is just me.

I know that there are lots of bloggers out there who accept guest posts, and I say that you should, as I've said earlier, the pros of having guest posts are more than cons. However, if you are to accept guest post, make sure to set clear guest post guidelines. Till then... happy blogging! :-)

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