Monday, December 29, 2008

Special gifts

Gifts especially coming from the heart always makes Christmas really really special. Kids and adults alike for sure hope that they'll receive something, specially coming from the people most dear to them. Gifts that are meaningful, either because you know there's a symbol about that gift or the one who gave you the gift made an extra effort to be able to deliver the goods is way way better than the glittery and expensive ones. As they say,"it's the thought that always counts!"

We'll this year, I've received some of the best gifts from some of the most special peeps in my life. I'd like to thank them for making my Christmas extra significant. I've been wandering for the past few weeks, looking for the "feel" of Christmas. Maybe because of the global crisis Christmas this year may not have come as early as November or the first 2 weeks of December. I haven't felt it's presence until the last days going to the big day itself. The gifts I received during that period made me feel that Christmas is still here to stay.

2009 FHM Calendar Girls

Cristine Reyes of Eva Fonda fame and the ever-controversial Katrina Halili made year 2008 steamy hot when they graced FHM Calendar Mag. It's one of the best-selling calendars in years and I guess, it would be hard to replicate it's success for now.

Anyway, you might be wondering what's next for FHM. What's up for them for 2009. The question remains, who will be this year's Calendar Girls, who will fulfill our monthly fantasies and will make our whole year 2009 sizzling hot.

Apparently a friend sent me an e-mail containing never-before seen pics of the upcoming FHM Calendar for 2009. This is supposed to be confidential and exclusive and FHM wouldn't want this to be published yet. Unfortunately, due to fast technology, photosharing and the magic of the world wide web, these pics have leaked and cracked as early as now.

Presenting this year's FHM Calendar for 2009. Enjoy!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Amazing Sculptures

GOT THIS FROM AN E-MAIL. Hopefully this would amaze you!

Ron Mueck's Amazing sculptures!!

Ron Mueck is a London-based photo-realist artist. Born in Melbourne , Australia , to parents who were toy makers, he labored on children's television shows for 15 years before working in special effects for such films as Labyrinth, a 1986 fantasy epic starring David Bowie. Eventually Mueck concluded that photography pretty much destroys the physical presence of the original object, and so he turned to fine art and sculpture. In the early 1990's, still in his advertising days, Mueck was commissioned to make something highly realistic, and was wondering what material would do the trick. Latex was the usual, but he wanted something harder, more precise. Luckily, he saw a little architectural decor on the wall of a boutique and inquired as to the nice, pink stuff's nature. Fiberglass resin was the answer, and Mueck has made it his bronze and marble ever since.

His work is lifelike but not life size, and being face to face with the tiny, gossiping Two Women (2005) or the monumental woman In Bed (2005) is an unforgettable experience.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

My Christmas Eating Diary

My stomach is still full. I know gluttony is a sin and it isn't healthy to eat everything that you see, but apparently that's what I've done since 6PM, Christmas Eve. Without knowing it, I've been eating almost every 3-4 hours.

Before that, I was so starve and I was so irritated when my sisters went out and no where to be contacted. We have to prepare food before 6 or 7, but they're still out there partying with friends. Anyway, we all fixed it and we were able to prepare food for the big day.

So here's my Christmas Eating Diary. I hope I could control my cravings this New Year's Day.

Dec. 24 (6PM) - Lechon arrived (so I ate half a plate)
Dec. 24 (9PM) - Eat Dinner (4 types of viands, 2 dessert)
Dec. 25 (12mn) - Noche Buena is here, so I have to eat again
Dec. 25 (3am) - I reported to work (I work in a call center, so there is still work even on holidays) and I brought along with me a plastic box of food to share with colleagues at work. We had a little get together and exchanged gifts.
Dec. 25 (6am) - Eat cake again for break
Dec. 25 (10 am) - Head home and prepare since my Mom and my dad and my bro's family would come over. Of course to start the preparation, I have to eat again.
Dec. 25 (12nn) - Everything is prepared and all of our visitors are all in -it's time to eat lunch this time.
Dec. 25 (3pm) - Been eating some desserts again
Dec. 25 (6pm) - Dinner again
Dec. 25 (10pm) - A friend came over and we shared spag and a salad

Monday, December 22, 2008

The Human Beat Box

I'm into hip hop and rnb music, so when newly-acquainted friends introduced me to this amazing video of a very talented human being, I just can't help but wonder, how this man was able to do this peculiar and amazing feat. Check out this video, enjoy the groove and be blown-away with his one-of-a-kind skill. I wish I could do this. Hmmm...I'd probably practice sometime. Anyway, enjoy the vid.

Friday, December 19, 2008

My Top 30 Songs for 2008

Music channels and radio stations will probably handout their top picks for the year in a week or two. We'll let me hand out mine first. Here are 30 of my most favorite current and recurrent songs released this year and late last year. These are some of the songs that keeps on playing on my mind over and over again. In fact the #1 song had me singing along for 5-6 months running, that's why it deserves to be my most fave for the year!

1. with you - chris brown
2. bleeding love - leona lewis
3. all i see - kylie
4. love like this - natasha bedingfield
5. tattoo - jordin sparks
6. I'll be loving you long time- mariah carey
7. I stay in love - mariah carey
8. feedback - janet jackson
9. always be my baby - david cook
10. clumsy - fergie
11. collide - howie day
12. better in time - leona lewis
13. touch my body - mariah carey
14. sexy can I - ray j
15. go girl - pit bull
16. no air - jordin and chris
17. bye bye - mariah carey
18. I don't want you to go - kyla
19. just stand up - various artist
20. shake shake - metro station
21. i'm yours - jazon mraz
22. won't go home without you - maroon 5
23. empty - click five
24. boom shake and drop - pit bull
26. sexy love - ne-yo
25. take a bow - rihanna
27. realize - colbie calliat
28. forget about me
29. closer - ne-yo
30. womanizer - britney spears

Thursday, December 18, 2008

What I want this Christmas....

This blog entry is specifically made to my Manito or Manita for this year.

Well our company has our own Kris Kringle, so as to feel the essence of sharing and giving this "Crisismas" (Crisis Christmas). We've had several themes up for grabs for the last 3 weeks. Our first Kris Kringle is "Long and Soft", then we proceeded to "Long and Soft", then last week it was "Wet and Slimy". Our HR Supervisor is actually the one who thought of all this naughty themes, so we have to blame the "double-meaning", pornographic sets on him.

Anyway, I have 5 things in mind for my final gift, which will be given on the 22nd. I heard my Manito or Manita is asking what's my wishlist for this year.

Well here are some of the things that I'd like to have this year:

1. An e=mc2 cd by Mariah Carey. It's one of the best CD's of the year, but I still don't have an original copy of it. My nieces and nephews would be very happy to have a copy of this.
2. A USB, would be a very very nice option.
3. I'd also love to have a new shirt. I'm a minimalist, so the less the design the better.
4. Sporty shorts would be a nice selection. The one that I can use whenever I stroll in the mall or go somewhere else.
5. A personal kit (a.k.a.toiletries)would also be nice (that consists of facial wash, shampoos, body scrub, towels, creams, lotions, toothpaste, mouthwash). Anything that would make me clean and feel better.

That's it. Got that? ;)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Remembering Jeag

This sums up everything I felt about her untimely death. I'll miss you Jeag-jeag.

I always wanted to write something about her,of how she changed my life completely,especially my daily routine,how she would wake me up at a very early hour,kisses me in the cheek every day and then how she would lead me to an early morning walk.I could still recall how I met her,it was September 08,2008.,during Joey's birthday,she wiggled her tail towards me and I then told them that I’d be happy to have her and take care of her.After a month they finally gave her to me and I named her Jeag(which stands for Jovito,Ely,Annie,Gina)she was never a bother to me,she’s so cuddly and I must say far from the dogs that I had before.It even amazes me how she would go near the electric fan and have it all to her self.

Since she came into my life, my days become more fascinating and colorful,she is such an adorable creature and I have lots of plans for my little jeag.Whenever I travel,she’s always with me,but when she’s not allowed to go with me like in the malls or when I watch movies,she’s left in our room,but,always a behaved puppy she is.She would wait for me near the door and would signal for a hand shake when I come home.,then we would cuddle in the bed and she would kiss me like a little girl would do to her dad.she has brought so much joy to me.

Yesterday(December 14,2008)she was taken away from me,she died at 5:40pm after 3 days of continued all started when I took her to the city vet to have her anti rabies vaccination,she was well at first,then came the first day of vommiting and she find dont want to take any foods,thats the time that I started to I went to the vet and they told me to give her paracetamol and hydrite.she wouldnt take the medicine so I keep on telling her to fight for her life because christmas is near and I dont want to have my sad christmas.,she would even listen to what I am saying,neighbors did came by to have a look at my sick little jeag,especially aunt Jenny who is a dog lover and who also love jeag.afternoon came by and jeag becomes weaker and then I convince myself to let go of her but half of my mind says no,she will survive,but then there I saw her lifeless body,no longer breathing,maybe she have listened to what I have said that if she can’t wait till christmas then its time to let go and I would let go of her too.

Now Im still mourning for her death while I am writing this blog,I missed her,text messages from friends and emails came flooding in,sending their made me realized that jeag somewhat changed their lives too in a way.I guess I’ll go crazy,as I woke up today,it pains my heart to know that she’s no longer there to wake me up and kisses me in my check,and lead me to our daily routine,reality is screaming that she is gone,it hurts,it cuts like a knife,if only I could turned back time,I would,just to have her again.Jeag,my baby,you will always be remembered and loved.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Nude Photography

My friend Jus whom I featured a month ago in this blog is a college student taking up Mass Communication. One of his subjects for this semester is photography and I personally think he is good at it. Everytime he shows us his works, I see improvement and a huge difference from the very first time he use those cameras. I believe he'll go places if he'll pursue photography. In this latest installment, check out Jus in his nude photo attempts, depicting artistically a pregnant woman, the s-curve, the real golden boy and the controversial David of Baywalk.

Friday, December 12, 2008

A decade of good food

Our favorite Bigby's Cafe' and Restaurant just turned 10 years old last December 8 and as a way of thanking their loyal patrons, they throw out an eat-all-you-can buffet for only P249.00 (inclusive of an ice tea). It was certainly one of my most awaited event every December, since Bigby's hold this annually.

We were able to first join in the fun in 2006, when I was still in Cagayan De Oro for an immersion training for my previous company. Last year, their SM Davao resto run-out of tickets when we got there, that we ended up eating at Red Ribbon (which was not a bad idea either). This year, we got the tickets a day earlier, just to make sure that we'll be accommodated.I even invited friends and officemates to check it out, and they did.

From pasta, to their tender porkloin, beefies, fish fillets and the heavenly chocolate was certainly all worth it.

Thank you Bigby's for that blow-out buffet party! Happy anniversary, more power and more years to come.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Party Time

What I like about December is it's endless booze, food and parties! This year is no exception. I'll be partying for 2 straight days. First stop is on Dec. 21. Our company party. I personally thought of the concept of this party. It's a house party with a fashion show and ledge dancing competition on the side. It's gonna be an all-white fashion show house party rolled into one. Hopefully it would be successful.

Next stop is on Dec. 22, the party of my friend's production outfit, where I am the in-house host.We are expecting local and national celebrities to come over, so it's gonna be fun and high-profile at that. Plenty of surprises are ahead of us indeed.

I just can't contain it. I'm so excited!

Pacman was knocked out

Okay so Manny Pacquiao is the King of the World. He is everywhere. He is so famous nowadays and his win over Oscar "Golden Boy" Dela hoya just made him the most formidable boxer at these times. Pacman era has just started indeed.

But would you believe that the strong and steel-fisted Pacman was once knocked out? In this youtube video, watch how Manny rolled over after his opponent boxed him out at his tummy. This is definitely the moment that Pacman haters have been waiting for. But unfortunately (or fortunately, depends on what side are you) Pacman is at his peak and he is just reaping the rewards of hard-core trainings and years of practice. I think it would take 4-5 years before Pacman's strength wane and drain.

Would you believe that his opponent here is just a selling goodies on the streets nowadays? I think he could be a possible boxing superstar if he only pursued and continued the dream.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Veggies In Artistic Form

My friend April who use to be a DJ and is now working in a call center is fond of sending interesting e-mails. She sent one again and I hope this would interest everyone, especially those who skip their veggies. I love veggies. I can eat any veggies you can think of, including bitter melon.Well April doesn't like vegetables. I hope this e-mail and pics help her out reconsider eating this healthy gifts from God. I bet this pictures will make non-veggies eaters out there take a different look at vegetable again....

Sunday, December 7, 2008

PacMan Did It Again!

Okay so Manny Pacquiao won. I was hoping he won't coz if he'll win (which he already did) then again his already blown up head would go huge and huge again (that's the speculations about him). Then he'll have all the reason in the world to do whatever he likes. I just want to put a stop on this PacMan invasion of the entertainment industry. Please dear Lord, I hope Manny won't record another song...I hope he won't be hosting a TV show or appear in it...I hope he won't be paired up with Ruffa Mae Quinto again in a commercial...And please no more Manny interview in's just super duper over grover to the highest level annoying!

And PacMan please don't ever think of 2010 again. I hope there'll be Cha-cha and it would specifically bar someone like Pacquiao to run in a public office post.

Anyway, enough of my thoughts about this recent win, let me share to you some of my friends' thoughts about the PacMan-Dela Hoya fight through their facebook account statuses:
1. Richard Pacana saw Oscar giving up against the Pac-Man!
2. Ai Zubiri : Manny rocks! ^_^.
3. BriDex Medija : Pinoy lefthook beats chest over downed and bloodied boxing heartthrob.
4. Alritz Lucero is celebrating Pacman's victory..woohoooo....
5. Celeste Sampaga will not say anything about Manny Pacquiao's win over Oscar dela Hoya! (merely coz i have nothing to

Now check out some nice pics from PEX:

On a positive note, I would like to thank PacMan, for giving every Filipinos an early Christmas gift. Thank you for making my neighbors oh-so-happy. I've never heard them scream and shout for joy for so so long...Thanks for making my dad smile...Thanks for making so many Pinoys richer today (esp. those who bet on you)...You are legend now...Thank you for making us all proud and for taking the Philippines back in to the map of boxing, you're indeed the true "Mexecutioner"...Mabuhay ka PacMan!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Where are you Christmas?

To be honest, it doesn't feel like Christmas at all...I don't see the kind of enthusiasm in the many people I've seen last year compared to now...Our city has to take some austerity measures in celebrating the holiday season...You don't see, the grandiose lights and lanterns that use to fill the City Hall and the nearby park. Some known establishments, popular for their Christmas decors and designs are not in the mood for Christmas at all...It's as if Christmas won't come that they just ignored it....I guess people are not that enthusiastic to celebrate especially that 2009, looks like a very depressing year with the effects of global crisis in the offing....

Fortunately, while heading to one of my favorite fastfood, I happen to passby a house where Christmas is everywhere...It gave me delight and the feeling of glee, as I see the shimmering and glittering lights all over the place...I even enjoyed the sight wherein kids had so much fun seeing the lights and designs and the manger created at the center....It had there Baby Jesus, the symbol of light and hope when everyone else has pessimism in them....(By the way this house they say is owned by Jolina Magdangal's grandmother)

The whole site made me feel more optimistic again and it gave me the drive to strive harder to make Christmas and the New Year the best ever....

Speaking of Christmas, I'd like to share to you this beautiful song "Where are you Christmas" sang by my fave country singer Faith Hill, written by my fave singer-songwriter Mariah Carey and was featured in the film "Grinch" by my fave Jim Carrey. This clip features 3 versions 2 of which are featured on the film.

A Very Special Day

Today is one of the most important days of my life. Today wayback highschool, I won a national contest in journalism. When I won it didn't really matter to me then. It was not that special and I didn't treated it as a big deal. But as the years run through, I just realized how lucky I am looking back. I realized that when I'm into something, that if I'm really really passionate about it and if I put my effort on it, I would be able to gain the fruits of my labor.I use to think that I'm just so lucky to have won different contests. It didn't come up to me like it was given to me because I deserve it or that I was really really good. It was more like a gift given or as if I won in the lottery.

Now I feel that those winnings were given to me, to make me realize that all my effort all through out the years (reading those newspapers and schoolpaper and my fascination with news and current affairs when I was in grade school), has a positive output and it would be rewarded in time. It made me realize that our hobbies and interests are valuable way of spending idle time. It tells me to follow and adhere to what my heart tells me, because for all we know, it is where we can gain success and where we hit the summit of grand achievement.

I realized that not everyone can become a great lawyer or a doctor, or a famous celebrity, or a rich businessmen, but everyone can attain success in their own way and their own right, when they lead the right path that pleases ourselves and the people around us.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I hate Linksys

I used to be a Linksys Tech Support Agent before and believe me, it was one of the most stressful job I've had ever. We receive one of the most irate clients in North America and I know how they feel. They are just frustrated because Linksys products has so many defects. They even change firmwares like every single month.

While browsing and internet site hopping, I've found this funny video about a linksys router burn to death in a microwave oven. Sorry to be so mean, but this is really a stress-reliever for someone who has been a Linksys-slave for 8 months.

Enjoy the video!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

How to burn a thousand bucks

Have you tried burning money? (a one thousand peso at that)

Well one of my friend certainly knows how to. In this video Igor along with his friends will show us the step-by-step procedure on how to burn a one thousand peso bill. This documented stunt is one for the books, especially since crisis is just everywhere...Well I'll reserved my opinion on this.

Get a sneak peak of this video and check it out for you to decide...

Unusual Fanatics

When we think about showbiz fanatics we usually have in mind screaming young girls who has placards and sampaguita with them, waiting for their idols to come out after a teeny-booper performance in a mall or in a concert venue. Well some of them are paid for, but most of them are really really passionate about their idols. In the 80's and 90's, fans would usually bombard broadway centrum to see Sheryl Cruz or Manilyn Reynes sing their latest hits and get an up close and personal encounter with their dream boys and girls. Fans of rival artists would frequent radio programs solely dedicated to this type of entertainment and they would collect magazines and newspapers to further support their movie and tv darlings.

In the new millenium, that craze hasn't really faded. It just went cyber this time. So you have pinoyexchange, starmometer, pep, tagpuan and the notorious showbizjuice website, where fans spend time defending their idols and petitioning for several changes and helping shaping up the entertainment industry. Even personal blogs and social networking sites have become a favorite haven for fans.

My apologies for being to blunt about it, but I think it's safe to say that showbiz fanatics (particularly that of local showbiz) are stereotyped as low-class individuals who has nothing much to do but bum around, watch television all day, collect mags and go surf the net and check the latest update of their favorite artists.

But wait, would you believe that there are actually young achievers out there who are so inclined about local showbiz and have their televisions glued all day on either the Kapamilya or Kapuso station? We would usually imagine Dean's lister students watch the National Geographic Channel, CNN and collect maybe intellectually stimulating novels and readings right?

But what if I tell you that there's actually bright and intellectually -gifted sisters who have been a big big fan of local showbiz. They're so glued on local showbiz you wouldn't believe that they are actually honor students and young achievers. Their huge collection of magazines and gossip papers doesn't really fit their status in school and in the community. But Weng and Rhea doesn't really care what others think about them. Weng and Rhea's much treasured collection is their Star Studio Magazine collection started in 2005 and they intend to continue the collection until there's SSM in the market. So from 2005 up until today, sisters Weng (an Events Specialist and a frequent Dean's Lister in college) and Rhea (now a College Teacher and a Magna Cum Laude/CPA Board Exams Topnotcher), have been collecting Star Studio Mag.

They even kid around that if there'll be an accidental fire in their place (God Forbid), their Star Studio Mag collection would be one of the first stuff that they'll save. Truly a fanatic huh! Anyway, that delights them and that makes them happy and fulfilled, so who are we to judge? I even have friends who has a huge collection of FHM mags (and we don't wanna know what they do about that collection right?). Let's just enjoy their SSM collection in this pics. (By the way, they don't lend their copies to just anyone. If you actually want to see the latest issue or backtrack on some SSM faves, you have to go to their place and ask permission first. That's how they treasure these mags;)

For Real

December 1 is World AIDS Day. Truth is, this day doesn't hold much weight on me. In fact I just treat this as an ordinary day. When I think about this day, I'd usually associate it as the official start of Christmas, of merrymaking and of prepping up for the big day.

I haven't really thought of December 1 as a meaningful day, not until yesterday. December 1 this year, is very significant because this year I just found out that the dreaded disease everybody has long ignored is indeed real and can attack to anyone, even to the most genuine and kind-hearted person.

This year I learned that a friend was diagnosed with HIV. It was one of the most terrifying news I've received for years. I never thought that it would happen to someone so nice and so religious. To someone who has so many dreams in life. To someone who is so optimistic and positive. I know it exists. I know it can happen to anyone, any gender, any race, any age...but it is still different when it's in front of you, when it's someone you know who's affected.

Life must go on...that's what my friend says. Indeed, life must go on...right now we never even discuss the disease and thought of the whole scenario as start of a better, more meaning life...but despite my friend's positive outlook, I still see and I can tell...there's a certain sadness that crippling within... I can see those eyes are filled with loneliness and regrets...I know that deep within my friend's heart is crying for a fervent prayer and the hope that everything will be alright and that the disease would all be healed....