Friday, April 30, 2010

Heaven and Hell

Nine days to go before the Philippines decide who should be the next president. I think I have already made my decision on who should have my vote but I will not spill the beans yet because I might change my mind the last minute.

My friend sent me this email that is just perfect for the coming elections. Whoever made this, you are brilliant! Here it is.

Heaven and Hell 

While walking down the street one day a Corrupt Philippine Senator was tragically hit by a car and died.

His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.

"Welcome to heaven," says St. Peter. "Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you."

"No problem, just let me in," says the Senator..

"Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from the higher ups. What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity."

"Really?, I've made up my mind. I want to be in heaven," says the Senator.

"I'm sorry, but we have our rules."

And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.

The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him.

Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the Filipino people.

They played a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and the finest champagne.

Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly guy who is having a good time dancing and telling jokes.

They are all having such a good time that before the Senator realizes it, it is time to go.

Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises...

The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens in heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him, "Now it's time to visit heaven.."

So, 24 hours passed with the Senator joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.

"Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity."

The Senator reflects for a minute, then he answers: "Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell."

So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell..

Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage. He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls from above.

The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulders.

"I don't understand," stammers the Senator. "Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?"

The devil smiles at him and says,

"Yesterday we were campaigning ...

Today, you voted.."

Vote wisely on May 10, 2010!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Casey James - "Don't" On American Idol TOP 6 2010 // Season 9

Crushing on Casey James

I finally got the chance to watch American Idol Season 9 after two weeks of being away from the television.  I was glad that the remaining six hopefuls were my favorites.  The result of this week's competition made me sad and made me happy all at the same time. Siobhan made it to the top 6 but during the results night, America voted it was time for her to go.  I was saddened because she's my favorite of all the girls.  I like her because she's unique and she's not afraid to show who she is. On the lighter and brighter side, I felt that country music week was the start of the competition because everyone did a great job and for the first time in AI 9, I felt Casey James singing a song.  Although, Crystal didn't wow the judges, she still has a great voice and still remains a great competitor.

Going back to Casey James, my current eye candy, he sang Don't by Shania Twain and his performance was just perfect.  I tried to watch it again on You Tube and it's like he sang it originally.  Love it!  Watch it too... his curly locks are just so sexy!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Kelly Clarkson Live in Manila

After David Archuleta, David Cook and Kris Allen, it is now time for Kelly Clarkson to invade Manila.  I received an email from JobsDB and they are giving away tickets for Kelly's concert in Manila on May 1, 2010 by just applying for the position of Sales Professional.

Don't worry guys, you can still watch the concert buy buying your tickets at all TicketNet outlets, you can also ask for reservations by calling them at (02) 911-5555.

Kelly Clarkson is the original American Idol beating Justin Guarini on the first season of AI in 2002.  To date, she holds the title for selling most number of albums of all the American Idols.  Her top selling singles are A Moment Like This, Because of You and Breakaway.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Green Couture

Hurray for Mother Earth!  

Yesterday was a busy day, it is Earth Day celebration, and people from all over the world contributed something to save our dear earth.  One event that caught my attention was the The GreenShows runway show that features dresses made out of recycled materials.  Gary Harvey, former creative director of Levi's Strauss and Dockers Europe, was the designer who wowed the audience during the event.  

I especially love the dress in photo that says what Mother Earth wants to say to us.  To check out other recycled couture, click here.

Camilla Belle

Photo courtesy of omg!

Don't you just love her?  She always looks great in any event, I couldn't remember seeing her in the list of worst dressed.

 Photo from

In this photo, Camilla Belle wears an ethereal YSL dress during the Metropolitan Opera gala.  She looks breathtaking here.

Photo from 

Here, Camilla wears a red Jason Wu and and a Valentino draped gown.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Asos Pack of Stacked Bangles

This season is about colors and chunky accessories and what better way to be attuned with the current fad is by having these stacked bangles from Asos.  Guess what?  This whole stack costs only $30.44, that is big savings.  Stack all of them or wear them in singles, it doesn't matter... you can even share them with your sister or BFF.

Self Promotion

In just four months, I have managed to create and maintain five blogs (in Blogspot alone).  My recent addition to my list of blogs is Sparkling Mode that talks about accessories and jewelries and Bag Beggar that is obviously about bags. My primary reason for creating new blogs is to try out Blogger's new templates.  I mentioned in my previous entry that I have to think about changing the look of this blog... well, I don't want to change the look.  Second reason for the creation of new blogs is that I wanted to have a dedicated blog of all the things that I like--shoes, bags and jewelries.  So guys, take peek into my blogs by clicking on the links.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Dancing Heads

My sister made this video using my son's and her daughter's heads to superimpose the figure skaters'.  Funny!

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

What A Week That Was!

My son just got out of the hospital.  We stayed there for two nights (the reason for my being away in the blogosphere) to observe his condition.  He was diagnosed with mild pneumonia.  I talked my son into having chest x-ray on Thursday, he liked the idea but I was inside the exposure room to make everything believable to him.
My mothering skills was put to the ultimate test the past few days.  My son would ask me if we could go home, if I could buy him his favorite foods, if he could go out of our room.  Everything was handled by talking and convincing him of the things that he should and shouldn't do.  The IV line would serve as his reminder that we are not yet allowed to go home.  Thank goodness he was ready to go home after three days.  The first thing that he did when we got home was to sleep.
What a week that was! 

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Louis Vuitton's New Age Traveler Backpack

Yikes!  Louis Vuitton is at it again!  First, there was the trash bag (Urban Satchel), then the actual trash bag (Raindrop Besace), and now this monstrosity!  At first glance it looks like a monster devouring worms... well, those are actually telephone cords.  I wonder how many telephone units were sacrificed to feed this monster of a bag.  Geez!  I couldn't comprehend why this is named New Age because for one, telephone cords are almost obsolete. Oh! I get it!  Since corded telephones will soon be obsolete, Louis Vuitton is just trying to  help Mother Earth so they thought of recycling the cords.  Maybe later they'd think of something to do with the actual telephone... a belt bag that you have to key in your PIN using the telephone dial for it to open?  The possibilities are endless.  Did that make any sense?  By the way, this bag costs $54,500!!!!  Maybe, just maybe, if anyone will buy this bag, proceeds will go to LV's supported environmental group... that's a good idea, isn't it?  Under normal circumstances, I couldn't think of anyone who would want to buy this. 

Who designed this, anyway?  Why can't they just stick with what they are known for -- classic style?  To see more of LV's unique and out of this world creations, click here and be amazed.  Don't tell me I didn't warn you.


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Joking Around

My niece and I were watching a talent search program on tv the other night and while on commercial, she said she has a joke. I just said ‘what is it?’ thinking she will give me a good laugh because I know she loves jokes. There was once a tv program about jokes and she would watch it religiously every morning at 8. She likes the show so much that she would write the jokes on her dedicated notebook and would share it with her cousins during their playtime.

Here’s the joke (translated into English): What did the apple say to the pineapple?

Apple: Hey! What are you looking looking looking looking looking looking looking looking looking....... turn around.... looking looking looking looking looking looking looking looking at?!

She was laughing hard before she could even finish the joke. I didn’t exactly know what made me laugh—the joke or her infectious laugh.

My Little Boxing Champ

His dad gave him this boxing set a few weeks ago and they were inseparable since then.  Every morning he would wear his gloves and ask me if he could go out at the yard and exercise even though he is still wearing his pajamas.  At some point, if he notices he's missing a lot of punches, he would remove his gloves...  makes me laugh actually.  For a boy his age, he is two, he punches really hard.  After minutes of hitting and missing the punching bag, he would raise his arms and throw kisses as if he fought a real fight.  I am not surprised that he likes to box because he likes Manny Pacquiao.  He knows every single product that Pacman endorses... he even tells me that the shampoo I am using is Pacman's.

I don't know how long his fondness for boxing will end... or if it will end at all... either way, this picture will forever remind me that he was once my little boxing champ.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

It Hurts Just By Looking At It

I am not a good dancer but I like to dance.  I don't have a particular dance that I dance, I haven't tried all but I would love to if I have a chance.  I am mostly into dancing hip hop but I don't know how to break dance, I am fascinated about the twists and turns and the bone breaking moves.  I have seen women break dance but this woman... pregnant woman--break dancing is something you won't see in your daily life.  It hurts just by looking at it... fascinating but it really hurts!  It makes me dead worried!

funny animated gif

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Being A Mother

You'll never fully understand your mom unless you become a mom.

It is thirty minutes past twelve midnight and I am still awake... sleepy, but trying to be awake.  My son is sick so I have to be up until 1 in the morning to give him his medicine for fever.  I am not as worried now compared last night when his fever went up to 39.5 degrees Celsius, he would wake up after only minutes of sleeping and would call me as if I am missing.

I am a mom for two years now and I guess I am now into full understanding of what my mom used to tell me when I was younger.  I grew up in my great grandmother's household, my mom and I never had a chance to be together for a long time.  She works in the US since I was a child, she would go the Philippines every three years and stay for two weeks or so to be with us.  Despite the distance, she never failed to give us advice about life and some sermon about how hard it is to raise a child.  I value everything that my mother told me, more so now that I am a mother.

My son and I went through a lot, I never knew he would be as fragile when he was born.  On his third month, we would bring her to a specialist to check the progress of his condition... not fatal, but alarming enough to make me cry every night.  I couldn't bring him to the park or any place that is crowded because his medicine, although treating his condition, makes his immune system down.  That went on until his first birthday.  He rarely gets sick, as opposed to what his doctor warned us.  Thinking about all the precautions of his medical condition put me into a lot of stress but like what my mom told me... be strong for your child.

He got sick on Sunday night, he woke up in the middle of the night already feverish.  I gave him medicine to lower his temperature and fell asleep again.  We woke up late, I wasn't able to go to work because his nanny is on leave.  Although feeling unwell, he played and ate like he's not sick at all.  Maybe, just like me, he is a fighter too.

He suddenly woke up while I was watching him sleep, he looked at me in the eye, touched my cheeks and gave me a smile... after that, he went back to sleep.  Moments like that...priceless.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Clash of the Titans

Movie critics and those who have seen the movie have clashing reviews about Clash of the Titans-- Sam Worthington's latest movie following Avatar. We all know that Avatar had high ratings and reviews, having said that, it is not unusual for critics to have high expectations from the actor.

I like to watch fantasy movies, more so the stories of gods and goddesses of the ancient Greeks.  Ever since I was a child, I would look up into the encyclopedia and highlight all the names of Greek gods and goddesses and read about their stories.  I am amazed of their mythical creatures like the Pegasus, I even wished that they would come alive.  My interest with the mythological creatures never ceased, so I was ecstatic to know that Clash of the Titans will be shown sometime 2010.  Today, the long wait for the movie to be shown has ended.  I watched the Clash of the Titans today and I must admit that I neither hate it or love it. 

Having some knowledge of Greek mythology, I got confused after watching the movie. Perseus (Sam Worthington) did not marry Andromeda--the princess she rescued from Kraken (sea monster), instead he chose Io--his guardian since birth.  This was a completely different ending based on the stories written about Perseus.  In terms of the storyline, it made me review the Greek mythology to verify the story.  In terms of graphics, I am not as amazed because it is as if I've seen the style many times.

I mixed emotions here.  Just because I love Greek mythology and I have learned to love Sam because of Avatar, I will give Clash of the Titans 6 out 10 stars.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Freelancing On the Internet

Just to clarify, I am not a "full time" freelancer... confusing, eh?  I have an 8 to 5 job from Monday to Friday and a month ago, I stumbled upon this website that hires online talents.  I tried registering.  I passed their "entrance examination" with a grade above average and completed my profile so that prospective employers will have an idea about what they will get themselves into if they hire me.  To make my profile irresistible to employers, I took several skills test which includes knowledge of the English language, word processing, customer service, human resources, and other skills that I thought I know.  So far, so good.

What led me to freelancing is plainly an accident that I do not regret.  It is something that I love to do that allows me to earn extra while I am at the comforts of my own home.  It doesn't interfere with my daily activities and each time I get a new job, it feels like being hired for the first time.  Although I am just a newbie in this field, the best advice that I can give you is that you should be professional, understand that your would be employer has his boss too who expects things to be done right on time.  Personally, this freelancing thing has taught me to manage my time wisely, to be more professional and to be attuned to the changing work needs.

Will I recommend this?  Absolutely!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Rice Please

Image courtesy of zetty yada.

Our family went to Tagaytay this afternoon just to have halo-halo at Razon's.  It is like going to Hongkong to eat at McDonald's... that's what I thought it would be.  Given that we had the most common Philippine dessert, I liked it.  After finishing the yummy treat, the elders went to the grocery to buy salad greens and steak for our swimming party on Saturday.  I followed them to buy diapers and something to eat because I am still hungry.  The halo-halo was a treat but that didn't made me full... I am hungry for something else... rice.  I need carbohydrates.  I didn't mention that I am still hungry but on our way home, my cousins were discussing about what to eat for dinner... they were hungry for rice, too.  I butt into their discussion, hoping that the elders would ask us to eat dinner, but no.  

Home at last... but no rice.

Asians are the biggest consumers of rice.  It is a staple in every Asian household particularly in the Philippines.  They said, you are not a true blue Filipino if you do not eat rice for breakfast, lunch, dinner and meals in between.  

Well, I guess I don't need more proofs to claim that I am a true blue Filipino.


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