Monday, March 30, 2009

My Latest Addiction

I never really paid attention, when friends told me he's really fun. In fact, I wondered why they like him in the first place. I guess it was the TV reception, or I maybe just too close-minded.

I have one friend who share the same feeling. Sponge Bob doesn't ring a bell, because he doesn't look cute and amusing. I don't like the way he was created, much more when he's inside a toilet bowl (it's just too yucky to handle). The other characters of the show, even looked worst.

But suddenly everything changed. When TV5 started airing episodes of the yellow sink sponge, I became a fan. I got entangled by his charm and that of Patrick. I find it funny how they mess up the lives of Squidword and Mr. Crab. I love thinking about Bikini Bottom, Crabby Patty and the Pineapple house.

It is in fact the only TV show I look forward to each day. Well as what Psychologist have always pointed out, you are actually the close reflection of your favorite cartoon character. That could be the reason why I like Sponge Bob so much, just as much as I loved Tazmania, Bugs Bunny, Garfield and Donald Duck. If you think about it, they all have one thing in common - They are all love chaos yet they are charming at the same time.

Well, I guess that explains why I'm like this. Unfortunately, I also love Happy Tree Friends, which means....hmmmm...I'll think about it yet.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Been mystified...

I can't believe it's been a week since I've gone to it's wonderful beaches...Truly it's untouched, and world-class. It's refined, powder like white sand, is truly captivating...the sites and the scenes are truly remarkable and the memories we've created will truly last a lifetime...Thank you Evan, PJ, and Team Audioslave for making this Waniban, Pujada, Masao, Mati experience one of a kind...and that I'll treasure for life...

And as I touch my sunburned skin, I can still feel the scorching heat of the sun I felt a week ago...I could still hear the "oohhhsss" and the "ahhhsss", as we were all moved by the sites that we see from time to time...I can still feel the cool air and the wind that seem to whisper "come back" and sure "I will!"

I admit I've been mystified and I can't get over Mati and I am missing every single moment of it right now...

(Photos by Ms.Marilou Monreal)

It's 4 real

I use to be so updated with the songs on the radio. I'm so used to being the first in school to be seeing the latest video that premiered on MTV or Myx. These days, with the hectic work schedule, I could not even think of turning on FM or at least take a glimpse of the latest Myx Daily Top 10. I feel so outdated. Anyway, even though I'm not updated, I am happy that I still appreciate latest tracks, or at least tracks that were released months ago. My latest favorite has not been release at all. Maybe that's the reason why I like this so much. I love the lyrics in particular (esp. the watching cartoons part "Lay myself right next to you Fall asleep watching cartoons"- hmmm....I could just imagine US, watching Sponge Bob heheheh)...Here's my favorite song for a month now and it is still eating up my mind from time to time and I just can't stop listening to it...It's 4real4real from Mariah, a bonus track off her last album. Hope you like it!

It's 4 real, 4 real, 4 real It's 4real, 4real
Baby, it's baby It's 4 real, 4 real, 4 real
Baby, it's baby It's 4 real, 4 real, 4 real

Sometimes you be Blowin' my mind
If you were mine I'd take my time With you but
on the low I'm shy though I front like I'm
So next level fly With them other guys

Really I wanna reach out And just touch you
If you could only realize How much I like to
Come knock knockin' At your door Give ol' girl the heave ho
And give a demonstration Of what it's like

When it's 4 real, 4 real 100 percent 4real
Hotter than cable TV Like something Out of your dreams
It's 4 real, 4 real Million percent the deal
So I'll just keep doin' me And eventually you'll see
I'm 4 real, 4 real

Baby, it's baby It's 4 real, 4 real, 4 real
Baby, it's baby It's 4 real, 4 real, 4 real

All my friends say I'm wastin'My time on you
Tryin' to dissuade me With schemes
Wanna make you Less than you seem
But I'm not that one To listen to dumb
Chicks that want to be Where I'm gonna be

Really I wanna reach out And just touch you
If you could only realize How much I'd like to
Lay myself Down next to you
Fall asleep Watching cartoons
And wake you up With somethin' good Cause it's sweet

Thursday, March 19, 2009

My Favorite David Moments...

American Idol is here again, and so far I don't have any bet yet.

Anyway, last year's season was one of my favorites and the last two standing were really really outstanding. The two David's deserve their spot in the competition and their current popularity in the real music world.

Among the two, I was more of a Cook fan than an Archuleta fan, although lately Archuleta is growing in me (geezzz).

Well, here are my favorite David performances in last year's AI season.

David Archuleta's rendition of Sweet Caroline is one of the sweetest performances of last year and I really really liked it. As of the moment, it is my current favorite and I have it posted on my FS account.

On the other hand, Cook's version of Mariah Carey's Always be my baby, was the bomb!I remember to have gotten chills in my spine when I've seen that performance. I couldn't believe how great that was. As we all know by now, the song was the Philippines' #1 song for 2008.

Check this one out...let's go down memory lane as we await the new AI for 2009.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Beyonce should read this

A store that sells husbands has just opened in New York City, where a woman may go to choose a husband. Among the instructions at the entrance is a description of how the store operates. You may visit the store ONLY ONCE !

There are six floors and the attributes of the men increase as the shopper ascends the flights. There is, however, a catch . . .. you may choose any man from a particular floor, or you may choose to go up a floor, but you cannot go back down except to exit the building! So, a woman goes to the Husband Store to find a husband . .

On the first floor the sign on the door reads:
Floor 1 - These men have jobs and love the Lord.

The second floor sign reads:
Floor 2 - These men have jobs, love the Lord, and love kids.

The third floor sign reads:
Floor 3 - These men have jobs, love the Lord, love kids, and are extremely good looking.
"Wow," she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going.
She goes to the fourth floor and sign reads:

Floor 4 - These men have jobs, love the Lord, love kids, are drop- dead good looking and help with the housework.
"Oh, mercy me!" she exclaims, "I can hardly stand it!"
Still, she goes to the fifth floor and sign reads:

Floor 5 - These men have jobs, love the Lord, love kids, are drop- dead gorgeous, help with the housework, and have a strong romantic streak.
She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the sixth floor and the sign reads:

Floor 6 - You are visitor 4,363,012 to this floor. There are no men on
this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible to please.
Thank you for shopping at the Husband Store. Watch your step as you exit the building, and have a nice day!

Please ask all men to read this for a good laugh and to all the women who can handle the truth

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Rainbow Connection

My schoolmate in college (Marco Teofilo) took pictures one ordinary day on his way home. He took a cab and catch a glimpse of a rainbow in the beautiful skies of Davao. So he took some shots and shared it to his Facebook friends.

Now I'm sharing his pics of the rainbow he spotted in Matina, Ecoland and Quimpo Boulevard at the first week of March this year (without his permission, nevermind FB is also thinking the same way, with their new provisions). The last time I saw a rainbow was 2 weeks ago, when we visited Toyozu mountain resort. We've seen two rainbows there, and I think rainbows ain't really special in that place because it's a mountain resort and it has gold mines within the vicinity. Of course we all know there's a pot of gold in the area.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Francism Is...

To be honest, I never really liked Francis Magalona. I just think that "Mga Kababayan" is plain "corny". Also, I don't like seeing him with tattoos all over his body. I even think that Kiko and Pia are really weirdo, with the way they act and the way they present themselves in public. They are really far from Kiko's parents, the late actors Pancho Magalona and Tita Duran, who are their generations best and are classic on their own right.

But the last few days, changed my point of view of the "Man From Manila". His death last Friday, brought me into so many realizations about the life of this very artistic and passionate individual.

Now I remembered liking him in Philippine Idol. I truly like the awesome threesome that they are with Ms. Pilita Corales and Mr. C (Ryan Cayabyab). I remembered that I liked his alternative-inspired tracks "Girl be mine" and "Kaleidoscope world" and even had the hoots for his rap tracks "Man from Manila" and "Cold Summer Nights". I also remembered liking his "Royal Tru-Orange" commercial "Ito ang gusto ko!".

I know friends are kinda irritated seeing Francis M. on the boobtube, every now and then. Some even dismissed the Presidential award of merit given to him by Malacanang. But I personally believe (base on the people's account of his life), that Kiko deserve that place in history. As one of the mover and shaker of the Philippine Music Industry. He is indeed the pioneer of Pinoy Rap. The one who instilled Nationalism and Patriotism to a new generation of Filipinos when the 90's decade begun. He is a true legend, The King, and the ultimate "Philippine Idol".

Personally, he inspired me to look at myself and check what I really want in life. Francism, tells me that I have to live a life that is noteworthy and that I should be the best in any endeavor that I take.

Monday, March 2, 2009

I want you to need me

I have to admit.I am not a Celine Dion fan.In fact, there was a time that I abhor her, hate her and so pissed by her songs and voice.

But that all changed with this song. Apparently,I become more tolerant to Celine's squeaky,screechy shrills.

One night, wayback 2001, I was watching my favorite music channel then, waiting for my fave videos when Ms.Dion's "I want you to need me" was played. No choice, I have to watch it and check if I'd be annoyed again.

Ironically, after watching the entirety of the video and listening to the song,loved it in an instant. It was indeed a rare feat for Ms.Dion to win my heart and discriminating taste in music.

From that night until now,I still love this song. I don't know, but I think the message of the song speaks so much of my personality as a whole. I may not admit it,or I may conceal it so many times,but I know,subconsciously I always wanted to be famous.To be loved by everyone.To be everyone's fantasy, their reality. Funny it may sound,but from the first verse to chorus up to the last word of this song,is so "me".

Even Celine's despair and gloomy sound when she sang this song, speaks so much of how I feel, every now and then. Well I guess,I'm just sick or I'm a freako. Or maybe I just need some overwhelming attention.


I have always been a nature lover.I love the sight of green meadows,the chirping birds,the flowers,most especially when it's early in the morning and it rained the night before.It is like heaven on earth. That's what I always look forward to when I was younger.I would stay in our attic then and let time pass watching the trees as they were swayed by the wind.

When I got older.I never paid much attention to the little plants that bloom in our backyard. I guess I was so busy, that I even forgot appreciate the beauty of nature that I so use to love.

This year, my life just got more and more complicated,with the account that our company handled. I actually work in a call center. The account is so toxic that I would pray for the week to end and hope that it's another weekend.

And my weekend wouldn't be complete without going to the most beautiful places within my reach. The last getaway that I've been to is the Toyozu Mountain in Mainit,Nabunturan,Compostela Valley.

There I enjoyed nature once again in it's finest. It healed me in and out. The sight of the lush greenery, the relaxing hot spring and the abundant flora and fauna, has somehow relieve me of the stress and the complications of the real world. There, I become one with nature again, to the feeling of being comforted and nursed.I'm home indeed.