Thursday, December 25, 2008
For this entry I wanna share these Christmas vids from my favorite comedian, Jeff Dunham.
Hope you liked it and somehow made you smile. God bless everyone
Sunday, December 21, 2008
**a friendster buddy's bulletin post, been receiving links and comments like what's stated in this post so I assume it true. hope posting this can help.***
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
December 17, Manny Pacquiao's Birthday. His 30th. I'm pretty sure he'll be sorrounded by good-honest-loving people (and leeches alike) celebrating with him today.
Here are my wish for Pac ;
- He stays healthy so he can have many fights. Reason? I'll quote what I read recently.
For so many years Mindanao was at war, and Pac doesn't have to talk to create a ceasefire. how cool was that? plus crime rates was almost zero everytime he fights,
- That he remains religious. So people in catholic churches can hear things like this.
- That he stays away from vices.
- That he gets to beat Hatton, Pretty Boy Floyd and Bernard Hopkins(JK) LOL
- That he become richer.
- more kids to carry on his legacy. (not necessarily boxing)
- That he stays away from politics.
Pac's achievements have been fully his own, as far as boxing is concerned. His becoming a sports hero has led not only to riches, but also has won him the incomparable affections of an entire nation. That success and that affection are his because of how he unites a nation otherwise divided and discouraged by politics.
No one can doubt that Pac is looking for a career that will not just give meaning to his life after boxing, but which will also allow him to help others as so many have helped him rise from rags to riches through sports. The question is not whether he can or should try to be a force for public good, but whether the public good is served by his entering politics.
His dogged determination, his dedication to his sport, his discipline and his ability to improve himself, all the while maintaining a sunny disposition and picking no quarrels with people outside the boxing ring, suggest to us that the greatest good for the greatest number lies in Manny staying out of the political arena. He is a political force by sheer force of being who he is-the man who unites-and staying that way.
And last, I wanna see him quit boxing while he is ahead. that he won't end up like many other boxers: broke, cheated, disgraced or punch-drunk.
But really he should stay out of politics. The punches thrown in political shadow boxing are more vicious than any he will ever face in the ring.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Pineda was born in Sampaloc, Manila, in the Philippines. His mother instilled his love for singing at an early age, encouraging him to sing along to songs from her favorite singers like Karen Carpenter and Barbara Streisand. Growing up, his parents entered him in many singing contests.
His mother, who had been suffering from rheumatic heart disease, passed away when he was thirteen. Her illness had left their family deep in debt. Being a year behind on their rented apartment and unable to sufficiently provide for the family, his father decided to move out and ask relatives to take in Pineda's siblings. To ease his father's burden, Pineda quit school and volunteered to strike out on his own.
For about two years his life was spent out on the streets, sleeping wherever he can: in public parks or on a narrow bench outside a friend's crowded house. He earned meager money by collecting glass bottles, newspapers, and scrap metal and selling them to recyclers. He would also go to the pier with his friends and take on odd jobs like cleaning scrap metal and cleaning docked ships. He didn't have much to eat, sometimes rationing a small package of biscuit as his meal for two days. Despite all these hardships he tried to remain optimistic about his future.
In 1982, when Pineda was 15 years old, he became the lead singer of the Filipino musical group called Ijos Band (later renamed "Yjoz"). In 1986, some members of Yjoz formed a group called Amo. Amo entered and won the Rock Wars contest in the Philippines.
In 1988, Amo entered and won the Philippines leg of the Yamaha World Band Explosion. They went on to the finals in Hong Kong, but were not qualified to win due to a technicality. The rules stated the winning song had to be an original composition. However, they also stated that the song entry in the finals had to be the same song with which the band won their country's leg of the competition. Amo's winning song in the Philippines was Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody", obviously not an original. After the contest, the band continued as Amo, performing live. They opened for Robert Palmer in Manila in 1989.
Amo played in clubs in Quezon City, Olongapo City and Makati City, which are located in Luzon, the biggest island in the Philippines. Amo was very popular in the renowned Chinese-owned California Jams club in Olongapo City, which was frequented by United States military personnel.
In 1990, Pineda and other members of Amo formed another band called Intensity Five and once again entered the Yamaha World Band Explosion. Pineda won the Best Vocalist award and the band came in as first runner up.
Later in 1990, five of Amo's original members split from the band leader, Ulysis Ablang (Uly) and formed another band behind Pineda, "New Age". This occurred prior to the release of Amo's one-and-only album released in 1990 titled Ang Tunay na Amo ("The Real Master") on BMG records which spawned one popular radio hit called "Running Away". (The song was popularized again in 2006 by another Filipino artist Erik Santos, who won an American Idol type Filipino TV show, Star In A Million.) The remaining members of Amo went on to become "The Boss Band", while Pineda's band, New Age, played regularly at Fire and Rain in Makati City.
In 1991, during one of those performances, a talent agent spotted Pineda and New Age and asked them to move to Hong Kong to perform at a very popular entertainment restaurant called Grammy's. With New Age, Pineda performed six nights a week, Tuesday through Sunday, for several years thereafter.
After a long-term serious relationship failed in 1994, Pineda suffered health problems, which almost destroyed his voice. He returned to the Philippines. After six months of recuperation, he was able to sing again.He returned to Hong Kong and resumed singing with his band.
In 1998, the owner of Igor's, the premiere theme restaurant/nightclub in Hong Kong, asked New Age to perform there. Dressed in skeleton outfits, they called themselves "The Rolling Bones".
In 1999, Pineda caught the attention of Warner Bros. record label and flew back to the Philippines on his days off to record a solo album, the self-titled Arnel Pineda. Most of the album’s ten original songs were slow ballads, with only two upbeat numbers, one of which carries a Latin style. One of the songs, “Iiyak Ka Rin” (You Will Cry Too) became a karaoke favorite in Asia, while another song "Sayang" (Too Bad) became a radio favorite. Pineda wrote and arranged several songs. Pineda continued to perform with New Age while making his album and for several years thereafter.
In 2001, Pineda sang one song with Filipino band, South Border’s album The Way We Do. The song is called “Looking Glass”.
In 2002, Pineda's band changed their name to 9 mm and played at “The Edge” in Lai Kwai Fong, Hong Kong.
In 2004, three members of the New Age band reformed with a female singer sharing lead vocals with Pineda and called themselves “Most W@nted”. This band played 3-4 hour sets Monday through Saturday at The Cavern Club in Hong Kong.On their only day off, Sundays, the band often performed at Filipino community events.
In 2005, Arnel recorded the theme song of the short-lived Filipino radio show "Dayo". A band named The Visitors was briefly formed for promotion purposes of the "Dayo" soundtrack consisting of three members from Ijos/Yjoz, Amo, New Age and Most W@nted.
In 2006, encouraged by well-respected Filipino talent manager and TV director, Bert de Leon, Pineda moved back to the Philippines with Monet Cajipe, the guitarist who had been in all of Pineda’s previous bands. They formed The Zoo with Emil Bondoc on bass, Edgar Mendoza on keyboards, and Makoy Alcantara on drums. They signed on with de Leon's company, Sundance Entertainment Corporation. The Zoo performed several nights a week at clubs in Manila and Olongapo during 2006 and 2007. Shows regularly spanned 3-5 hours. The Zoo’s first album Zoology was released by MCA Universal in September 2007 featuring 12 original tracks and one cover song ("Pain in My Heart," originally recorded a decade earlier by Second Wind), five of which were penned by Pineda, and another was co-written by Pineda and Mark Valliente.
Videos of The Zoo performing cover songs by Journey, Survivor, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Air Supply, The Eagles, Kenny Loggins and other popular acts from the 70s, 80s and 90s, began appearing on YouTube.com in February 2007. On June 28, 2007, Neal Schon of Journey contacted Noel Gomez, a longtime fan and friend of Pineda who uploaded many of these videos, to ask for Pineda's contact information. Schon sent an e-mail to Pineda inviting the latter to audition for Journey. Pineda initially dismissed the e-mail as a hoax, but after being persuaded by Gomez, he finally replied to Schon's e-mail. Ten minutes later, Pineda received a phone call from Schon.On August 12,Pineda, along with his manager Bert de Leon, flew to Marin County, just north of San Francisco, for a two-day audition. The star-struck Pineda was welcomed warmly but he described the audition as "nerve-wracking, tense".
On December 5, 2007, Pineda was announced as the lead singer of Journey. CNN Headline News ran the story as part of their "News to Me" segment.
Pineda debuted as the lead singer of Journey on February 21, 2008 at the Viña del Mar International Song Festival held at the Quinta Vergara Amphitheater in Viña del Mar, Chile. Videos of the Vina del Mar performance are available at the Festival's home page and on YouTube.
Chilean media acclaimed Pineda's performance (translated to English): "The new vocalist fit very well with the band, his vocal aptitudes shining through, which are very similar to the legendary musician of the band, Steve Perry." Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain described Pineda's performance in a radio interview: "We went to Chile just recently, where we had never played and they went crazy, they absolutely went nuts...Arnel's first show — talk about a stressful thing — we had a televised concert for 25 million people...Is the guy a winner? Yeah, he's a winner. He's a clutch player."
Journey returned to the US for a private Remax Convention event at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on March 6, 2008, then performed at Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood on March 8, 2008 (this concert was recorded and used, in part, for the Revelation DVD).
and the rest as they say is history...
Monday, December 15, 2008
I can still remember the day when you came to the world. you were already stubborn. you gave mom birthpains as early as 4 am, but you won't come out until 11:45 pm LOL.
No matter what we still love you.
May God bless you more.
Always remember, we're always here for you.
as for the title of this entry... you better not have a boyfriend soon... or I'll skin that kid alive... hahaha JUST KIDDING!!!
*happy birthday also to my cousin, Danjie. God bless.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Last Thursday I get to play with friends in a nearby subdivision and I Played pretty well. I really felt great about those 3 games cause we won all of it and my "D" and "J" should be credited for it. I ended the day early, slept around 9PM. When I woke up the next morning I felt some pain on my right foot, But it's tolerable I can make 5 steps before feeling anything. So I still decided to play that morning, but then my right thumb got hurt, I was going for the rebound and then the opponent tapped ball hard straight to my thumb. Man! That hurts a lot.
Right now I feel bad for myself. It's not because I'm hurt, it just reminds me of my life in general. Everytime I plan for good things something unfortunate happens. argghhh!!!
This time I'm not quitting though, the game we scheduled for tomorrow? I'm still on it ^_^
so for a pessimist, I'm a little more optimistic.
If it's a good thing nobody knows. fingers crossed and hope for the best.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
TECH SUPPORT: Yes, … how can I help you?
CUSTOMER: Well, after much consideration, I’ve decided to install Love. Can you guide me though the process?
TECH SUPPORT: Yes. I can help you. Are you ready to proceed?
CUSTOMER: Well, I’m not very technical, but I think I’m ready. What do I do first?
TECH SUPPORT: The first step is to open your Heart. Have you located your Heart?
CUSTOMER: Yes, but there are several other programs running now. Is it okay to install Love while they are running?
TECH SUPPORT: What programs are running?
CUSTOMER: Let’s see, I have Past Hurt, Low Self-Esteem, Grudge and Resentment running right now
TECH SUPPORT: No problem, Love will gradually erase Past Hurt from your current operating system. It may remain in your permanent memory but it will no longer disrupt other programs. Love will eventually override Low Self-Esteem with a module of its own called High Self- Esteem. However, you have to completely turn off Grudge and Resentment. Those programs prevent Love from being properly
installed. Can you turn those off?
CUSTOMER: I don’t know how to turn them off. Can you tell me how?
TECH SUPPORT: With pleasure. Go to your start menu and invoke Forgiveness. Do this as many times as necessary until Grudge and Resentment have been completely erased.
CUSTOMER: Okay, done! Love has started installing itself. Is that normal?
TECH SUPPORT: Yes, but remember that you have only the base program. You need to begin connecting to other Hearts in order to get the upgrades.
CUSTOMER: Oops! I have an error message already. It says, "Error - Program not run on external components ." What should I do?
TECH SUPPORT: Don’t worry. It means that the Love program is set up to run on Internal Hearts, but has not yet been run on your Heart. In non-technical terms, it simply means you have to Love yourself before you can Love others.
CUSTOMER: So, what should I do?
TECH SUPPORT: Pull down Self-Acceptance; then click on the following files: Forgive-Self; Realize Your Worth; and Acknowledge your Limitations.
CUSTOMER: Okay, done.
TECH SUPPORT: Now, copy them to the "My Heart" directory. The system will overwrite any conflicting files and begin patching faulty programming. Also, you need to delete Verbose Self-Criticism from all directories and empty your Recycle Bin to make sure it is completely gone and never comes back.
CUSTOMER: Got it. Hey! My heart is filling up with new files. Smile is playing on my monitor and Peace and Contentment are copying themselves all over My Heart. Is this normal?
TECH SUPPORT: Sometimes. For others it takes awhile, but eventually everything gets it at the proper time. So Love is installed and running. One more thing before we hang up. Love is Freeware. Be sure to give it and its various modules to everyone you meet. Th ey will in turn share it with others and return some cool modules back to you.
CUSTOMER: Thank you, God.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Grats Manny Pacquiao for making us proud!!!
8th round stoppage of ODLH is too much.. I asked for the 10th round ROFL... merciless.. relentless... just the best... now where's B-hop?! I wanna hear what he's gonna say!!! LOL looks like his 8th round prediction just came true. *evil grin*
Rising WBO junior featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez (24-0, 22 KOs) continued to impress as he demolished Sergio Medina (33-2, 18 KOs) in just 98 seconds. "Juanma" dropped Medina three times in registering his 12th straight knockout win. "Medina looked scared to me - I really didn't hit him that hard until last knockdown," stated Lopez. "This is a big stage and it's a bit of letdown that I could not give the fans an even better fight. Trinidad told me if I can take them out, do it - and that's what I did. Obviously I would like to fight Israel Vasquez. He is best in the division and until I beat him I don't think I'm best at 122. I know there are other champions at 122 but I feel Vasquez would be best for me."
WBA/WBO #5 junior welterweight Victor Ortiz (23-1-1, 18 KOs) scored a second round annihilation of Jeffrey Resto (22-3, 13 KOs). The aggressive Ortiz dropped Resto twice in round one and got the stoppage at 1:19 of round two after dropping Resto for the third time. Ortiz retained his NABO title.
Super middleweight Daniel Jacobs (13-0, 12 KOs) scored a second round KO over outgunned Victor Lares (14-4, 3 KOs). A barrage of punches sent Lares to a knee where he was counted out at 2:44.
Welterweight Danny Oscar Garcia moved to 10-0 with 7 KOs) after outpointing Luis Alfredo Lugo (10-6-1, 5 KOs) over eight by scores of 80-72, 80-71, 79-73.
Junior featherweight Jose Angel Beranza (31-14-2, 25 KOs) shocked previously unbeaten Jesus Rojas (13-1, 10 KOs) by scores of 80-72, 79-73, 79-73.
Lightweight Adrien Broner (5-0, 5 KOs) scored a frist round KO over Scott Furney (3-7-1, 1 KO).
18-year-old junior featherweight Roberto Marroquin (5-0, 4 KOs) scored a first round KO over Isaac Hidalgo (2-3).
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Pac and ODLH will come smoking, they will try to engage early. Why? Cause Oscar knows that a long fight would give him trouble and Pac wants to sap ODLH's energy. at this time Manny will still be cautious, cause Oscar still has a good left hook up until the 5th round.
Both men will slow down a bit, ODLH will try to establish the jab but will try to engage at certain points. Manny will try to tire ODLH's 36 yr old legs and make him slower by going from left to right. Body shots will be the key.
A jabbing Dela Hoya and a circling Pac who will give 3-5 combinations at a time.
Pac will have trouble with the jab, But ODLH will show signs of fading.
ODLH will look like an old man who wouldn't be able to protect himself from lethal body shots.
Someone should go on his butt/knees by this time. If it's not Pac, ODLH will be in lot of trouble.
Much like of round 6.
Someone's gonna be clinching to save his ass.
Power won't be an issue anymore, tough conditioning will be the Key.
Nacho will throw in the towel and ODLH will be asking for an oxygen tank.
TKO win for Pac.
Some people will be calling me names because of this post, but this is how I really think the fight will be. Oscar to KO Pac must be able to hit him. But I don't see ODLH's gloves touching Manny, so it'll come down to speed, strategy and conditioning in which Manny has the edge. Why did i say that? anyone saw 24/7? ODLH looks great catching weight and all but He looks disoriented at times, that happens when you lose or put on a lot of weight , so he will have a handful from Manny fight night.
Oscar failed to Floor a 3rd rate boxer(who is smaller than him too) in Forbes so what made B-hop and the Oscar-huggers think He can KO Pac? That's crazy, not us who thinks Pac will win.
Oh well, call me anything you want but in this one. I really think I know what I'm talking about.
Manny making ODLH regret for picking this fight, Cause this will be his last. ^^,V
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
By Granville Ampong
Wed, 03 Dec 2008
Whatever you call this mega-fight, a farcical or a mismatch, between Pound-for-pound King Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and Pay-Per-View King Oscar de la Hoya, it surely sets the world stage for what could be a crucial moment in the history of boxing.
So, the tectonic shift in boxing continues.
But, let us not forget that this meritorious fight between these two great men serves as a lens through which we can see how the human mind responds to this entertainment stimulus despite economic turmoil.
To understand this is to immediately lift the clouds in our minds about our present condition, that for the Maharlikan nation, the Philippines, in particular.
Philippines has been in a vacuum of inspiration and truism of heroic life for many centuries now.
What Manny Pacquiao did in the ring of violence evolves into a romantic interplay between politics and inspiration, nay, religion and lifestyle sophistication. And, whatever condemnation you would have about this man, such may not fit into his aura that the Creative Power of the Universe has given to him.
In fact, no purported hero in the history of Philippines had ever made it in the hearts of every living Filipinos. Even my twenty-two month old niece knows who Pacman is, at least in her own intimation.
Meanwhile, the name “Pacman” adds distinction to the lives of the Filipinos, at least in terms of outlook. Inspirations emitting from the life of their post-modern icon has brought out their imprisoned minds from the bondage of economic depravity and debility in the lack of inspiration.
Rightly so, when we think of Manny Pacquiao, we think: construction worker, baker, cigarette vendor, philanthropist, the legendary Asian boxer, descendant of Lapu-lapu - - - in short one of the greatest men of the Maharlikan nation.
But alongside that list stands another: a man of God.
However, while it is true that Pacquiao exhibits in his personal story a controversial past, he makes no effort to hide his own failures. Yet, he will always be remembered and respected for his heart of God.
Knowing how much more we share in Pacman’s failures than in his greatness, we should be curious to find out what made him as a man after God’s heart.
Pacman, like David of old, had an unchangeable belief in the faithful and forgiving nature of God. He is a man who lives with great zest. He sins many times. But, he is quick to confess his sins. In fact, he never takes God’s forgiveness lightly or his blessings for granted.
True, Pacman stands firm basking the limelight of giving glory to his Creator, a direct contrast of what De la Hoya gears up into.
De la Hoya resorts to making his fight against Pacman a personal revenge of what he perceives to be an easy way to avenge the withdrawal of the latter’s intent to establish contract with him. And for De la Hoya, he feels it necessary to demolish Pacman in the realm of his own power and strength.
What a difference perspective can make!
As to the intricacy of this fight, most boxing pundits only see the physical and boxing skill advantages of De la Hoya.
But, Pacman sees a mortal man defying almighty God. He knows that he would not be alone when he faces De la Hoya.
Because Pacman sees this clearly, he can fight him more effectively. Criticisms, nonetheless, couldn’t stop Pacman. In fact, he is unafraid to make his own trail.
And, it’s nevertheless about the heart of the True Maharlikan from the blood-thirsty aorta of Mindanao versus La Raza from the gang-infested section of East Los Angeles.
Conversely, the time is now for his greatest call on December 6, 2008 - to subdue the cockiness of Oscar de La Hoya, the Golden Boy.
But, leave it all to his Mighty Fortress who bolsters his aura of invincibility. It is He who is always ready to defy human logic, to which, of course as to this matter, I would keep my case open.
***I'm taking pac winning by KO in the 10th round. i really think ODLH punches wouldn't touch Pac, cause if it does, it''ll be lights out and we'll all be sad***
Sunday, November 30, 2008
what i love about this ads?
- Agent Zero got things started.
- KG is funny
- Farmar REPRESENTS!!! (yeah bigtime)
- T-Mac being himself
- Dwight got owned in a number of funny ways
- They're Pick up game looks fun.
- KG singin' the "superman-You" part of souljah boy's Crank That.
- Kids playing very good basketball and having a real taste of NBA life.
Part 2 Dwight Howard - Command for your brotherhood
Part 3 Tmac-TD21- Houston vs rockets - A Brotherhood Shines
I don't know how nike would respond, but having lehype james do something like these is impossible, he's a little above himself right now, talking 2010 free agency, disgracing the game and the cavs and dissing a basketball hall of famer(Charles Barkley).
Ans oh btw, I'm getting my GILZERO BLACK PRESIDENT this christmas!!!
Saturday, November 29, 2008
My mother cared for me.
Now that’s a lot of caring,
As anyone can see.
And keep her safe from harm,
For she is a cherished person,
With great wisdom, love and charm.
So please, help her to see
Just how much she means to us,
Her loving family.
Happy Birthday Ginang Vicente.. muah muah muah
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
After having a break from blogging that's all I can write for thanksgiving. It's hard to put into words all of God's goodness cause whatever we have in mind, it just wouldn't be enough to explain what God has done, doing and will do in our lives. But really. THANK YOU.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
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Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
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Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Anderson "The Spider" SIlva is definitely one of the , if not the, best MMA fighter in the world. His last fight is so unprofessional. Guess he really needs a real challenge. Winning 8 of his last fights, which tied Royce Gracie's record didn't make him a happy man. Guess it's time to bring Lidell, Rashad Evans or any one who can bring him back to his normal state of mind, cause I'm really thinking, he might end up in the "Whack Shack" if he keeps fighting semi-funny clowns in the octagon. ^_^ Click here to watch the full Silva Vs. Cote<-- serious annoyance alert for MMA fans out there....
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Dictionary says ;1. a place set apart for worship. 2.a formally organized body of christians worshipping together. 3. the collective body of christians.
I've attended different churches, taking the first meaning, and every church I've been gives a different experience;
- A church building in the middle of a squatter area - Attended and worked for this church as a musician for 3 years and our music team's style which is much more in the contemporary often gets scrutinized by angry neighbors. (I treasure my times in this church.Its 8th year anniversary this sunday^^,V)
- A church building in the middle of a ricefield - now, this is a really good place for prayer. Where we can worship, practice music and pray until midnight.
- A church in the mall - been to one meeting and I say, shoppers and items are big distractions for worshippers.
- A church in a movie theatre- It's a good experience. The acoustics makes praise and worship more lively and vibrant, the light settings and comfortable velvet chairs can help too in preparing people's heart for the Word. It made me wonder why theatres seemed to be taylor-made for Sunday Worship services cause definitely it's way better than most church buildings.Find out more
But really, wherever ot whatever church we go to, the most important thing is a hungry heart and a thirsty soul that longs for nourishment from God's word.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
So while thinking of how to improve my page I saw ReadersDigest.com Widgets from Reader's Digest It looks fun to me, A daily dose of jokes on my blog and interactive / friendly game of word power, hmm.. I'm thinking it can gain me some "t3h owner of t3h blog is teh smartz" comment from some of my readers and blends well with my lay-out, I really hope so. haha.
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Thursday, October 9, 2008
Labels: come together by the beatles, Crazy guitar kid, Sungha Jung
His name is Sungha Jung of Korea, this kid can PLAY THE GUITAR and made me feel stupid for trying to Imitate his cover of "Come Together" by The Beatles. LOL..
Sunday, October 5, 2008
"Today, September 25th, 2008 is the day I learned that Cancer isn't all about death. It's about LIFE. And today I celebrate and embrace that life.
I remember my times of panic, sometime last year, when I saw signs of health problem. I'm so paranoid, I had poor sleeping habits, I watched every food I take and I get too stressed thinking about it . I thank God that it wasn't serious/life threatening.
But really in those times you got to be thankful, cause there are people who showed how much they care and how much they love you, they're support got me through the depression, I drew strength from them cause I'm really not that strong as Kuya Kiko is(makiki-Kuya na din ako ha). In those dark times you got to be able to prove also that Prayer moves the Hand of God and you got to confess it each day that you are healed cause Jesus won the battle over sickness on the cross, for us.
Kuya Kiko...Keep the faith... wish you good health and a speedy recovery. Much love and respect!!! God bless...
Friday, October 3, 2008
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Thursday, October 2, 2008
Hi, my name is Annie. An average looking girl of 27, educated, smart i may say, who grew up in the province of Benguet.
Having to grow up in a place where in all people are so fond of traditions,aside from the fact that my family is so religious,
kissing and being kissed have never been a subject of discussion. All this have been changed when I had a boyfriend.
March 2003, i met Wesley. A handsome guy, tall and well built. He was from Manila. A good for nothing playboy as people from our town calls manileños.
But of course as the saying goes "to every rule, there is an exemption" and Wesley is exempted.
making my story short, we became friends and eventually lovers after 4 months of courting.
being with Wesley makes me feel so safe. He never took his eyes off me, always attending to my needs and because of those things he showed me.
i planned to come with him to manila and work there.
My boyfriend,fetch me from work everyday. never forgot to call me before going to bed and never failed texting me in the morning.
But one day June 23,2005. i received a call from Wesley, saying "we’ve been on for almost 2 years now and i haven’t kissed you yet. tomorrow will be the day that we will be kissing each other, or else…. "then ends his call with a naughty scheming laughter.
suddenly i felt cold,nerve wracked and stunned.honestly,I was frightened by that call.
Thoughts came into my mind. " i don’t know how to kiss" "my folks told me that kissing was immoral" "what will isay?" "should i turn him down? or should i call the "tipanan thing off.
i am scared but excited at the same time.
June 24,2005, i was mentally prepared for that so called kissing thing that Wesley asked from me. I love him so i will not turn him down.
i arrived, 9:00 am to the venue and saw some familiar faces. everybody was looking at me as if i was doomed. some smiling and some are giggling.
I felt like melting but i am full of anticipation of what was to happen between me and my beloved Wesley. and so after walking a few meters, after getting off the car that my brother Ron drove, i saw Wesley in his most wonderful outfit. he looked so impatient but still manages to smile."oh boy,if you could only see my man."
As always, he took me by the hand and walked some more.He whispered"you look beautiful today,honey" i reciprocated that flattery with a fine pinch on his side.
he whinced a bit and that made me smile even more. suddenly, a guy in a "weird suit" started talking,his words were so powerful and meaningful that Wesley and I couldn’t help but say yes to what he is saying and so after a few exchange of words with that guy in white,Wesley decided to hand me a ring saying "this ring symbolize my love for you.it has no beginning neither it has an end." i handed him a ring also saying those cheesy but sweet words he told me. That made me forget the call that Wesley made the night before.
i was so confident that he forgot all about it. when suddenly he whispered "be prepared, i will kiss you". as the weird looking guy in white spoke his final remarks, Wesley looked at me,held my chin up gently and little by little his face was working it’s way towards mine. i am chilling i was about to scream…
but i told myself.. " i don’t care even if they all see me kiss this guy, i love him and he means the world to me…"
as his lips were about to touch mine, i can’t help but close my eyes and feel the warmth of his lips. it felt like the whole world stopped moving,i can’t hear a thing my heart almost burst with so much beating. i just can’t describe how ecstatic that was. my first kiss i have given to the man I love so dearly.
after that i’ve been brought back to reality Wesley said "thanks for making this day so wonderful,thanks for giving me your first kiss." i reciprocate with a hug.. all the people around us started clapping. and my mom and dad was crying, not of shame but because they were happy for me.
and oh by the way?? didn’t i mention, i was also wearing white that day, walked the aisle with boquette in hand?
I wrote this a long time ago.. haven't edited it, I don't know if I'm just so lazy or am i lazy, LOL...
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Ang bayan kong Pilipinas
Lupain ng ginto't bulaklak
Pag-ibig ang sa kanyang palad
Nag-alay ng ganda't dilag.
At sa kanyang yumi at ganda
Dayuhan ay nahalina
Bayan ko, binihag ka
Nasadlak sa dusa.
Ibon mang may layang lumipad
Kulungin mo at umiiyak
Bayan pa kayang sakdal dilag
Ang di magnasang makaalpas!
Pilipinas kong minumutya
Pugad ng luha ko't dalita
Makita kang sakdal laya!
English translation of the lyrics
"Bayan Ko (My Country)"
My country the Philippines
Land of gold and flowers
With love in her palms
She offers beauty and virtue.
And of her modesty and beauty
The foreigner was attracted
O, my country, you were enslaved
Mired in hardship.
Even birds that are free to fly
Cage them and they cry,
Much more a beautiful country
Shall long to be free.
Philippines my beloved,
Cradle of my tears and poverty
To see you truly free!!!
credits to the owner of the vid pnaymommy03
Monday, September 29, 2008
my bestfriends; Boy and L.A.
Mommy Eva, thanks for the 30 minute call(with L.A).
my GodBrother, Atong, for the birthday and christmas greetings rolled into one. LOL
My fave cousin Christian, Ate Dhey and Aron
My nieces and nephews
My Gatbuca family (mga tropapips at sanpits natin diyan)
Ate Gleng for calling me early in the morning
Mama Bing and Jerah
Ghea for texting me at exactly 12MN(that was so sweet) thanks also for the gift of laughter and togetherness,
Tatang Gido(greatest dad ever)
My Sisters, Moi and Mei and my MOM...
thanks for the wishes and prayers you've made for me.
much Love everyone... you're the greatest gifts God gave to me.
8:45 pm philippine time, i just want to eat after a tiresome but great day. LOL
It's my birthday today, thank God for giving me another year, another year in this Amazing Race called LIFE. cheers!!!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
I commute everyday and everytime I receive my change I get at least a piece of fake coin. haay, from now on, I won't accept fake coins and if I get hold of one I'd just keep it and when it reach a certain amount, I'll surrender it to a qualified bank.
It's time that we do something about it.
how to determine fake coins...
According to authorities, fake coins are rough in texture whereas genuine coins are smooth, and the 1, 5 and 10 peso coins are composed of copper, nickel, aluminum and zinc while their fake counterparts are made of steel so they stick to magnets. So carrying a little piece of magnet around can help you check the coins that you have.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Despite several surgeries for burns over his torso and lower body, former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker is trying to stay positive after a South Carolina plane crash that killed four, including two close friends, a spokesman for the star's clothing company said Tuesday.
"If you make it out of a crash of that magnitude, somebody's looking out for you," said Bill Nosal, Barker's friend and spokesman for Famous Stars and Straps, a Los Angeles-based clothing and accessory line created by the musician. "He's trying to stay upbeat."
Barker and celebrity disc jockey DJ AM, whose real name is Adam Goldstein, survived the Friday night Learjet crash at the main airport in Columbia, S.C., with second- and third-degree burns. One of their doctors at a Georgia burn hospital said he expects them to fully recover.
Pilot Sarah Lemmon, 31, of Anaheim Hills, Calif., and co-pilot James Bland, 52, of Carlsbad, Calif., died of smoke inhalation and burns within minutes of the crash into an embankment about a quarter-mile from the end of the airport's runway. A South Carolina coroner has said Chris Baker, 29, of Studio City, Calif.; and Charles Still, 25, of Los Angeles, close friends of the musicians, died on impact.
Baker was an assistant to Barker and "was like extended family," Nosal said. Still was working as a security guard for the musician, who Nosal said didn't always travel with one. They were on a weekend trip to perform for about 10,000 people in a neighborhood near the University of South Carolina.
Barker, 32, was one of the more colorful members of the multiplatinum-selling punk rock band Blink-182, whose biggest album was 1999's CD "Enema of the State" and sold more than 5 million copies in the United States alone. After Blink-182 disbanded in 2005, Barker went on to form the rock band ( 44) — pronounced "plus forty-four."
Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board have not said what caused the crash but did say a cockpit voice recorder revealed that crew members thought a tire blew and tried to abort the takeoff but couldn't stop the plane. The Learjet shot off the end of the runway, ripped through a fence and crossed a highway before coming to rest, engulfed in flames.
NTSB member Debbie Hersman has said pieces of tire were recovered from the runway. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., which made the tires, has said it is cooperating with the investigation.
On Tuesday, National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Peter Knudson said investigators were collecting evidence from the road crossed before the plane slammed into an embankment. Investigators expected to return to Washington on Thursday.
The jet, which was headed for Van Nuys, Calif., is owned by Global Exec Aviation and was certified to operate last year. Officials for the California-based charter company have said they are cooperating with investigators.
For all Travis Barker Fans out there, Let's just hope that after his recovery he can still make great music. Get well soon Travis!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Labels: arnel pineda, charice pempengco, dancing prisoners, Happy Slip, moymoypalaboy, Pinoy Internet SUperstars
5. Inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center, Cebu, Philippines
18,084,608 views on youtube and still counting. These inmates, the scums of society(excuse me for the term), amazed the world with their dancing. Not because they are better dancers than Michael Jackson but their wanting for change and reformation. Their warden must win some kind of award for talking these robbers,rapists,killers etc into doing the "zombie thriller dance".
Moymoy and Roadfill are brothers who won the heart of Filipinos with their Lipsynching powers. They were discovered by Bubble Gang in Youtube and everything else is history. This is one of my favorite MoymoyPalaboy video ;
3. Charice Pempengco
Yep, the runner up to Makisig Morales in a Child singing contest is already an international singing sensation. She's been guesting in several big US shows like Oprah and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Her last gig was with Celine Dion. Guess she's bigger in the US than here in our country.
2. Arnel Pineda
From a club band singer to Frontman of "The Journey". What can I say? "He's a SUUUUPEEERRRR LUCKY GUY". I should have placed him in number 3 though, but my stepdad's acquaintance with Arnel and the AMO band in his Olongapo days compelled me to consider him for Number 2. This is my favorite Journey song performed with Arnel.
Save the best for last My number 1 pick
1. HAPPY SLIP
Christine Gambito is LOVE!!! NUff said!! hahaha...
That's it. My top 5 Pinoy Internet Superstars.
Friday, September 19, 2008
earlier and was a little surprised by the new layout. I'm thinking about updating it again and reviving old posts there.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Labels: Lauryn Hill, no doubt, phil collins, reak up songs, songs, the corrs
The most difficult part of breaking up with a loved one is learning to adjust and start all over again. You try to put yourself back together and learn to accept that things like this happen. While you may not want to be reminded about it, here are ten musicians who empathize with you through their songs.
10. Ex-Factor by Lauryn Hill
No matter how much you love your guy, he seems to make everything hard for you two. You know that no one loves your guy more than you do; however, in the end, you have to leave him. You have to face the fact that the relationship is not just working anymore.
In this situation, go to the shore and allow your feet to bury into the sand while listening to Lauryn Hill’s song, “Ex-Factor.”
9. Ex-Girlfriend by No Doubt
You hate it that you’re now just one of the many ex-girlfriends on your ex-boyfriend’s list. You sensed it when you were still together. Then again, you felt that his love was real and you were sure about your feelings, too.
There were more good things than bad things in your relationship. For some reason, your friends don’t like your guy because they think he doesn’t deserve you. You are a typically stubborn girl so you pursued the relationship even though your instincts told you otherwise.
Today, your most dreaded fear became a reality; you are now another name on his long list of ex-girlfriends. You can now call yourself The Ex-Girlfriend while singing to the beat of No Doubt’s song of the same title.
8. Goodbye by Save Ferris
Did you swear to the sun and the stars that you never want to see your ex-boyfriend again? If your answer is yes, then the song “Goodbye” by Save Ferris is the perfect soundtrack for your heartbreaking experience.
This ska band fronted by Monique Powell released this song from the album It Means Everything in 1997. It generalizes a man’s megalomaniac tendencies. On the album, men are deemed as humans who plan and dream of becoming millionaires without giving consideration to love or life. This song is for people who do not have plans of taking their ex-girlfriends or ex-boyfriends back ever again.
7. Song for the Dumped by Ben Folds Five
So how are you and your ex-girlfriend doing?
Did you just say you want to get your money and your black T-shirt back? You can do two things: take back your ex-girlfriend from hell who took away your money and things the minute you brok up with her, or listen to Ben Fold Five’s “Song for the Dumped”and get on with your life.
6. I Can’t Do That Anymore by Faith Hill
Did you cut your hair and lose weight according to your partner’s wishes? Did you cook food and do the laundry for your partner? Did you quit your job? Did you do the things you shouldn’t do for a relationship because you thought your partner was the One?
Do you know Faith Hill and her song “I Can’t Do That Anymore” from the album It Matters to Me? Listen to this painful break up song to convince you to stop decorating your partner’s place, maintaining the balance of the checkbook or treating your guy like a king when he just doesn’t deserve it.
5. I Never Loved You Anyway by The Corrs
You broke up with your boyfriend yesterday because you saw him with another girl. Suddenly, you realize how patient you were tolerating his boring stories for such a long time. After realizing that your guy isn’t worth it, you let out a big sigh of relief and say, “I never really loved you, anyway.”
The Corrs’ I Never Loved You Anyway is a perfect break-up song for girls who never really loved their boyfriends. You can sing this song over and over again. This song is definitely for you if you are bitter even if you won’t admit it.
4. Against All Odds by Phil Collins
Yes, it is painful to see your girlfriend leave you just like that. But will you not get up ask her to stay? Will you allow yourself to watch her walk away from your life just like that? If pain is making you too weak to hold her hand and beg her to stay, then say it in a song.
Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) by Phil Collins is a popular break up song. It is about asking a former lover for one more chance to come back, with high hopes of starting anew. If the places you go to remind you of her and all the things left unsaid, Against All Odds is definitely the break up song you will relate to.
3. I Keep Forgetting by Lee Ann Womack
Imagine this scene: you go alone to a coffee shop on a Tuesday afternoon and take a seat at the corner beside a big flower pot. Suddenly, a tear flows down your cheeks. You remember that the chair in front of you used to be occupied every Tuesday afternoon by a significant person in your life.
You go to a different place and the same thing comes to your mind. You haven’t moved on from the break-up yet. You can’t go to a new place because he was the one who introduced you to the city. Your life depended on him for years. Your life together seemed so permanent that you never imagined your relationship would come to an end.
You keep forgetting that you don’t love him anymore. Wake up to reality to the tune of I Keep Forgetting, a break up country song by Lee Ann Womack. It is a painful piece about a woman who wants to be reminded that she no longer needs the guy.
2. 1000 Times Goodbye by Megadeth
What more creative way is there to express the pain of being heartbroken but through a song?
After almost 20 years, the thrash metal band released an album in 2001 called The World Needs a Hero. On this album, vocalist David Scott Mustaine sang the break up song entitled “1000 Times Goodbye.”
In this song, Mustaine wrote about not being able to recognize the face of an ex-girlfriend. This song is perfect for people who think that their past relationship should go straight to a garbage bin. Mustaine also said that he will never take the ex back.
Just as the song is about to end, the singer belts out the most painful hopes of wanting to win the ex back again. Don’t we all just love his guts? At the last part of the song, the persona in the song promises to give the girl a call once her relationship with the new guy doesn’t work. The begging and the pleading is screamed in a perfectly thrash-metal way by Mustaine.
1. You Oughta Know by Alanis Morissette
There is no better way to express pain and bitterness than with Alanis Morissette’s song. This Canadian singer-songwriter doesn’t just produce records, play musical instruments or act in the movies. She also represents the women who find could murdering ex-boyfriends easy, especially if it was legal.
In this song, she first says that she is happy for his ex and his new-found lover. After two lines, she tries to make her sarcasm subtle until it reaches the chorus where she acts like every man’s ghost. She says in the song that she doesn’t deserve the cross she is carrying and insults her guy’s relationship like it’s the only thing left in the world to insult.
With the painfully brilliant lyrics of You Oughta Know, Alanis has composed the piece that unleashes the pent up emotions that can drive women to insanity. In this song, Alanis helps you realize that the break up was an intolerable monumental loss. While it is a bitter and mean break up song, the album topped the charts.
Get busy listening to good music until you get too busy to be miserable. Who knows, tomorrow, as you see your ex, it’s could be just another case of Last Song Syndrome and nothing more.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
I was watching them chat over the internet earlier and it was very heartwarming seeing a growing family. Webcam focused on the new baby, Ate Diane explaining how she feeds him and the proud DADDY endlessly smiling. WOW. I just imagine how I would feel if ... nah nevermind, that won't happen anytime soon. LOL. But really I'm only an uncle to the kid but the joy of just being around him is incomparable.
Welcome to the world, Mario Gonzales Reyes III. Welcome to Our family. We love you.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Somewhere in Milaor, Camarines Sur, there lived a fourth grader boy
would follow this route to school everyday: He has to cross the
plains and cross the dangerous highway where vehicles are recklessly
driving to and from.
Once past this highway, the boy would take a short cut, passing by
Church every morning just to say Hi to God, and faithfully say
his, “Magandang umaga po” in Bicol dialect. He was faithfully being
watched by a Priest who was happy to find innocence so uplifting in
“Kamusta, Andoy? Papasok ka na?”
“Opo padre … “he would flash his innocent grin, the priest would be
touched. He was so concerned that one day he talked to Andoy.
“From school…”, he advised “Do not cross the highway, you can
pass through the Church and I can accompany you to the other side of
road…that way I can see that you are home safe….”
“Thank you father … ”
“Why don’t you go home … why do you stay in
this church right after school?”
“I just want to say ‘Hi’ to my friend, God,” and the priest
would leave the boy to spend time beside the altar,
talking to himself, but the priest was hiding behind the altar to
to what this boy has to say to his heavenly FATHER.
“You know my math exam was pretty bad today, but I did not cheat
my seatmate is bullying me for notes… I ate one cracker and drank
water, Itay had a bad season and all I can eat is this cracker.
Thank you for this! I saw a poor kitten who was hungry and I know
feels so I gave my last cracker to him … funny but I am not that
Look, this is my last pair of slippers …I may have to walk
week, you see this is about to be broken… but it is okay….at
least I am
still going to school…. Some say we will have a hard season this
some of my classmates have already stopped going to school ….
them get to school again, please God?
…Oh, you know, Inay hit me again, it is painful, but I know this
will pass away, at least I still have a mother…. God, you want to
bruises? I know you can heal them…. Here… here and ….
…I guess you knew about this one huh? Please don’t be mad at Inay,
just tired and she worries for the food in our table and my
is why she hits us….Oh, I think I am in love … there’s this
in my class, her
name is Anita … do you think she will like me? Anyway, at least I
you will always like me, I don’t have to be anybody just to please
my very best friend! Hey your birthday is two days from now!!!
excited? I am! Wait till you see, I have a gift for you ….. but it
surprise! I hope you will like it! Oooops, I have to go …” then he
up and calls out, “Padre, padre, I am finished talking to my
youcan accompany me to the other side of the road now”
This routine happens everyday. Andoy never fails. Father Agaton
every Sunday to the people in his church because he has not seen a
pure faith and trust in God, a very positive look at negative
One Christmas day, Father Agaton was sick so he could not make it in
Church, he was sent to the hospital. The Church was left to 4
would chant the rosary in 1000 miles per hour, would not smile and
always find fault in what you do, they were also very well versed in
if you irritate them! They were kneeling, saying their kilometric
when Andoy, coming from his Christmas party,playfully dashed in.
“Hello God! I ……”
“P—-!! (a curse) bata ka!! Alam mo nang may nagdadasal!! Alis!!”
Poor Andoy was so terrified, “Where’s Father Agaton? He is supposed
help me cross the street … and to be able to cross the street I
to pass by the back door of this church …not only that, I have to
Jesus. It is His birthday, I have a gift right here….
” Just as he was about to get the gift out of his shirt, the manang
his shirt and threw him out of the church. “Susmaryosep!!! (does the
of the cross fervently) Alis kang bata ka, kung hindi matatamaan
So the boy had no choice but to cross the dangerous side of the road
front of the church. He crossed. A fast moving bus came in.
There was a blind curve. The boy was protecting his gift inside his
so he was not looking. There was so little time. Andoy died on the
lot of people crowded the poor boy, the body of a lifeless young
Suddenly, out of nowhere a tall man in a pure white shirt and pants,
face so mild and gentle, but with eyes full of tears… He came and
the boy in His arms. He was crying. Curious bystanders nudged the
white, and asked,
“Excuse me sir, are you related to this child?
Do you know this child?”
The man in white, His face mourning and in agony, looked up and
“He was my best friend …. ” was all he said. He took the badly
wrapped gift in the bloody chest of the lifeless boy, and placed it
He stood up and carried the boy away and they both disappeared in
The crowd was curious …
On Christmas Eve, Father Agaton learned of the shocking news. He
the house, and wanted to verify about the man in white. He consulted
parents of Andoy.
“How did you know that your son died?”
“A man in white brought him here.” sobbed the mother. “What did
The father answered, “He did not say anything. He was mourning. We
know him and yet he was very lonely about our son’s death, as if he
son very well. But there was something peaceful and unexplainable
gave me my son, and then he smiled peacefully. He brushed my son’s
away from his face and kissed him on his forehead, then he whispered
“What did he say?”
“He said to my boy…” the father began, “Thank you for the gift
… I will see you soon … you will be with me…” and the father
of the boy continued, “and you know for a while, it felt so
wonderful … I cried, but I do not know why….all I know is I
cried tears of joy …. I could not explain it, Father, but when
that man left, something peaceful came over me, I felt a deep sense
of love inside … I could not explain the joy in my heart, I knew
my boy is in heaven now but…tell me, Father, who is this man that
talks to everyday in your church, you should know because you are
there … except at the time of his death ……”Father Agaton
felt the tears welling in his eyes, with
trembling knees, he murmurred, ” … He was talking to no one …..
but .. GOD….”
Just a repost, I thought of the title.