Tuesday, September 30, 2008

“Serbis” won in Bangkok International Film Festival with two other Pinoy films .

Fresh from winning the Best Director (Brillante Mendoza) and Best Actress (Gina Pareño) awards in the recently concluded 6th International Pacific Meridian Film Festival in Russia, “Serbis” grabbed it’s 3rd international award by winning the Golden Kinnaree Award (highest creative achievement) in this year’s Bangkok International Film Festival in the Southeast Asian competition.

“Jay“, the Cinemalaya 2008 Best Picture directed by Francis Xavier Pasion, bagged the Special Mention Award in the main competition category. The third Pinoy film to win an award was “Years When I was A Child Outside” by John Torres. Its tagalog title is “Taon noong Ako’y Anak sa Labas”, it won a special mention in the Southeast Asian competition.


Megan’s Law

As a family-oriented person, I worry too much on the safety of my family especially during these times when it seems that nobody is safe from criminals. Preserving our families and protecting our family members especially children are at the top of the list on many people’s priorities.

The evening news can attest to how criminals are just everywhere, and this includes Sex Offenders. However, it seems that the government can not guarantee our safety from these bad elements of society. As the law enforcers are trying to tackle this critical issue, we can do our share to protect our family by keeping our vigilance and awareness. Megan’s Law was enacted to prevent sex related crimes in your area. You can find out if there are sexual predators in your neighborhood by going through the list of sex offenders in nationalsexoffenderlist.org. You will be able to access the up to date list of sexual offenders in the US on this website and you can also get email alerts when a sex offender moves into your neighborhood. You can subscribe now and be aware of the danger that may exist in your area.

Remember that awareness can keep your family safe.


Janina San Miguel backs out from Ms. World 2008

Janina San Miguel, the Philippines' representative to the 2008 Miss World beauty pageant, has resigned, Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BCPI) said late Monday.

The controversial San Miguel won the Binibining Pilipinas Ms. World despite having difficulty answering a judge's question in English.

Reports had it that the untimely death of her grandfather, among other personal reasons, has caused her undue stress and which led to her decision to relinquish her title.

During the contest, San Miguel said on national television: "Well, my family’s role for me is so important b’coz there was the wa- they’re, they was the one who’s… very… Hahahaha… Oh I’m so sorry, Ahhmm… My pamily… My family… Oh my god… I’m… Ok, I’m so sorry… I… I told you that I’m so confident… Eto, Ahhmm, Wait… Hahahaha, Ahmmm, Sorry guys because this was really my first pageant ever b’coz I’m only 17 years old and ahahaha I, I did not expect that I came from, I came from one of the tough 10. Hmmm, so… but I said dot my family is the most important persons in my life. Thank you."

San Miguel's answer was immediately uploaded on YouTube and she became an instant celebrity.

1st Runner-Up Danielle Castaño will replace San Miguel as the official Philippine representative to the Ms. World 2008 pageant.


Whitehall Mailboxes.

A mailbox is an essential accessory for homes so when choosing a mailbox you not only have to consider the one that will suit your needs but also the one that will enhance your outdoor décor.

Of course, the most important thing is that they must keep your mail safe from weather; they must be weatherproof since they are exposed to the outdoor. However, they must also be easy to open and close especially if you often get mails. You should also decide if you will go for the mailbox that can be mounted on an ordinary post or the one with a decorative post.

It’s a good thing that the internet has a lot of resources even when it comes to mailboxes. I was delighted to see different types and designs of mailboxes when I visited mailboxixchange.com. They showcase Whitehall products, Whitehall Mailboxes are legendary when it comes to artistic excellence with about 65 years of mastery with each originally designed, carved and hand cast products. They have the widest selection of commercial and residential mailboxes on the internet and they can provide you with the product depth, knowledge, low prices and customer service needed to find Custom Mailboxes.

Visit their website now and order for Personalized Mailboxes for your homes or offices!.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

New look.

After grueling days of working with html codes, my blog is finally sporting a new layout. It didn’t take me much time to decide what to use as a template, it’s been a while when I decided that I would love a three-column layout for my blog. It’s just that I understand that changing my layout would require too much time. Besides, I’m not really good with web design and it scares me to mess up my blog.

However, it was fun working and designing this layout especially when you are already looking at the fruits of your labor. I learn new things through trial-and-error and I was amazed with the changes that I can really do with my blog. I’m actually looking forward to dress up my other blog.

By the way, I would like to mention that my template was from Pannasmontata, a template designer from Italy. I made some minor modifications and I needed to tweak the header and changed the image.

I spent much time rebuilding my blog list but in case I missed out on your link, I apologize and I assure you that it is not intentional. If that will be the case, kindly buzz me so I can rectify the mistake.

I hope you like this layout as much as I love it…. Happy blogging to all!


Friday, September 26, 2008

UP Singing Ambassadors held concert in Belgium

The country’s multi-awarded choir, University of the Philippines Singing Ambassadors (UPSA) recently held a two-day concert in Verviers and Liege, in Belgium to conclude its 5th European tour. They earned nothing but standing ovations and accolades in both performances.

The audience, some even came all the way from Germany and Luxembourg, were simply amazed with the group’s ability to sing songs in foreign languages such as Denn er Hat Seinen Engeln Befohlen (Dutch), Mundi renovation (Italian) and La Vie En Rose (French). They were also moved when the choir sang Kalesa, Galawgaw and Joyful which is from the film Sister Act.

But the group’s rendition of The Prayer, This is the Moment, You Raised Me Up and Dahil sa ‘yo captured everyone’s heart.

The group won 2 grand prizes, 7 first prizes and 3 third prizes from different choral competitions in France, Czech Republic, Spain and Italy.


Web hosting Rating.

If you have plans of availing a web hosting service and you don’t have any idea where to get a reliable one, you should make it a point first to get acquainted with how web hosting works. And how else will you get this information than from websites that offers web hosting articles and tutorials.

Of course you also need to check out what others have to say about the various web hosts. You should compare the web hosting plans of different providers, their promotions and their ratings based on real customers.

Choosing a web host is a more challenging task than it may seem. There are many possibilities for hosting on the Web, unfortunately some of them are sub-standard. Just bear in mind that when choosing a web hosting service for your web site, there are important considerations like the affordability, reliability, dependability and the technical support that the web hosting site can provide.

Well, the place to go to get the latest trends and information and to get acquainted with the basics of web hosting rating is webhostingrating.com. They have a searchable web hosting directory that features complete information on hosting providers and real reviews. You can also check their web hosting tutorials and articles as well as the web hosting awards. All of these are provided to help you decide the best web hosting provider that suits your needs.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Ateneo wins UAAP Basketball Crown

The six-year wait ends as the Ateneo de Manila Blue Eagles finally won the University Athletic Association of the Philippines men's basketball championship on Thursday. They last won the elusive crown in 2002.

The Blue Eagles stopped their arch-rival De La Salle University Green Archers, 62-51 in Game 2 of their Season 71 to sweep the best-of-three championship at the Big Dome.
Ateneo also dominated Game 1 on Sunday, September 21, with a score of 69-61.

This year’s Most Valuable Player Rabeh Al-Hussaini and team captain Chris Tiu led the Blue Eagles to dominate the defending champions throughout the game.

The championship win was the first for Norman Black as Ateneo coach.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Camelback Displays

I have always been fascinated with trade show exhibits. It really requires hard work to put up a fantastic trade show display from the table top to banner stands and the elegant display booths. Certainly, companies invest in trade show exhibits as their displays could either reflect positively or negatively to the company’s reputation.

So if you’re setting up a booth at a trade show, then invest in making it attractive with your trade show displays. But it doesn’t need to be hard as there is an online store that helps companies and organization with their presentation or display needs. Camelback Displays is a one-stop online shop for factory priced trade show booths, trade show displays and exhibits. They offer the widest variety of trade show displays in the market with custom options. You can add your company logo on table covers to accent your table top displays to leave a good impression.

Visit their website now and browse their online catalog of portable trade show exhibits, graphics, banner stands, truss displays, and all types of exhibit furniture, table covers, flooring and much more. Only trust the company that has a tested experience in meeting customer’s needs.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

"The Five People You Meet in Heaven" ebook

In his first novel, Mitch Albom author of the international bestseller “Tuesdays with Morrie” recounts the life and death of a simple yet dignified old man, Eddie. After dying in a freak accident, Eddie finds himself in heaven where he encounters five people who have significantly affected his life, whether he realized it at the time or not. Each imparts a divine piece of wisdom unto him, instilling a deeper comprehension regarding the most intimate facets of life. The Five People You Meet in Heaven was published in 2003 by Hyperion, and remained on the New York Times Bestseller list for 95 weeks. It was the bestselling first time novel ever written.

If you have not yet read this book, you can click on the link below to download a free e-book. However, this is just for review and promotional purposes, if you like the book you owe it to yourself to buy the paperback or download the audio program. It’s that valuable.

Click here to download the ebook.

Buying running shoes online.

Buying a good pair of running shoes is not as easy as it was before. When I was a teenager, we only had a couple of choices and brands unlike now that we are inundated with different brands and models with different features. We have to remember that the wrong pair of shoes could lead to blisters or even knee problems so choosing the best pair of shoes should be taken seriously. It is best to try out different brands and types to figure out which is best for you.

However, I hate the idea of trudging to the mall to look for good quality running shoes in reasonable prices. It is a good thing that the internet has no shortage of choices on anything and everything that you could possibly want online like running shoes. But among the online stores out there, only ShopWiki gives customers the widest choices for products online. You will only find enough information about the products, buying guides, articles and so many useful resources on how to find the right products that you need.

I’ve tried looking for running shoes in shopwiki and I was able to see running shoes in different brands, with different features, colors and shapes. They are arranged in different categories so it will be easier to navigate and you can sort the products by relevance and price. Major running shoe brands include Nike, Adidas, Asics and New Balance. With such great features, ShopWiki is the best place to go when shopping online.

Monday, September 22, 2008

"Serbis" bagged two trophies in Pacific Meridian Film festival.

The Philippine's entry in this year’s Cannes Festival, Serbis, grabbed two awards from the recently concluded 6th International Pacific Meridian Film Festival in Vladivostok, Russia.

Brillante “Dante” Mendoza won as Best Director while Gina Pareño won the best actress award. The cash prize Mendoza won was US $15,000.00 or P 705,000.00 while Pareño took home US$10,000.00 or equivalent to P470,000.00. Aside from the cash prize, the two also brought home very elegant seashells and starfish trophies.

Repair your bad credit.

Having a good credit rating means everything in today’s world. If you want to enjoy life to the fullest, this is something that you should have. No wonder why many people work doubly hard to have good credit rating.

A good credit score rating will increase your chances of getting the loan you apply for and help you get certain jobs that require good credit rating.

So, if you have a bad credit score, you will need to repair it as soon as possible before things becomes much worse. However, credit repair will require a lot of patience. By employing Bad Credit Repair, you will never miss out on opportunity that will come your way in the future. There are web sites that offer Credit Repair Services but only few can offer Repair Credit without paying a fortune. Repairyourbadcredit.com made it even fast, simple and thousands of people have done it.

UFC sets May 2009 event in RP

Good news to all Ultimate Fighting Championship. International mixed martial arts fighters such as Brandon "The Truth" Vera are among the big stars of the UFC who may see action once it sets up a major event in the Philippines by May 2009. Vera is half-Filipino and he has been to the Philippines a number of times.

Lorenzo Fertitta, chairman and chief executive of Zuffa, LLC, the UFC's parent company and two-time light heavyweight champion Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell faced the sports media Monday to welcome the arrival of the UFC in the Philippines.

Aside from the possibility of bringing in Vera, the UFC boss said that it would be a little early to name the fighters who will be coming.

He added that UFC and Philippine partner ABS-CBN are working on the details of the event.

Fertitta said they at the UFC want to gather top fighters from around the world and bring them in for a big event in the Philippines, a country that has a growing Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) community.

Zenni Optical Eyeglasses.

For some people, eyeglasses are the single most important accessory that they will purchase. Unlike any other items that one might be able to live without; eyeglasses are absolutely vital and must be replaced immediately.

However, in order to get the perfect set of spectacles, some would prefer the services of a professional optician. But their services can be costly. As even a modest pair of glasses could cost you anywhere from two hundred to five hundred dollars, shopping online is yet the best alternative. Instead of two hundred, eyeglasses can be purchase for as low as $8. Yes, you read it right; you can get Incredible Stylish New Frames From Zenni for just $8.

No wonder, Zenni Optical was on FOX news! They offer a wide range of frame styles, using a prescription filled by an optometrist or ophthalmologist for very affordable prices.

If you want to get your money’s worth on stylish new frames, check out Zenni Optical $ 8 Rx Eyeglasses. You can order your new eyeglasses online now!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Who Moved My Cheese? ebook.

Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life, published in 1998, is a motivational book by Spencer Johnson written in the style of a parable. It describes change in one's work and life, and four typical reactions to said change with two mice, two "little people", and their hunts for cheese. A New York Times business bestseller since release, Who Moved My Cheese? remained on the list for almost five years and spent over two hundred weeks on Publishers Weekly's hardcover nonfiction list.

If you have not yet read this book, you can click on the link below to download a free e-book. However, this is just for review and promotional purposes, if you like the book you owe it to yourself to buy the paperback or download the audio program. It’s that valuable.

Click here to download.


The Original Healing Threads.

I used to do volunteer work as a caregiver in a home for the aged. Working with elderly needs a lot of patience and understanding. They can be very moody, sensitive and sometimes they can be very difficult to deal with. I remember one patient that will under go a surgery. She hates the idea of being operated and exposed herself especially with male doctors around.

However, this is no longer a major concern as there are already hospital gowns that are designed to address this issue. One is the Healing Threads Break-Away pants. The Original Healing Threads Break-Away Pants is a versatile hospital pants with soft closures on the outside of each leg. You can unwrap the part as needed to expose as little or as much of the person’s back as necessary.

This hospital robe is ideal for patients that will undergo any type of lower body operation including hip, knee, leg or ankle surgery. It is available in various colors and the fabric is extremely soft that can be washed and dried in your own home.

You can visit their website to appreciate the product and to order online.

The One Minute Manager ebook.

The One Minute Manager is a quick read that emphasizes key points throughout. The message is clear, and implementing the ideas is straight-forward has been laid out in the book. This makes it simple to utilize the knowledge and techniques that the one minute manager style offers. Due to these factors, I find The One Minute Manager an effective tool for developing leadership.

A phenomenon when first published, the strategies of One Minute Management are as timely as ever, and will remain so as long as job satisfaction, employee morale, and profit and productivity building are top workplace priorities. For any manager striving to get the most from people, The One Minute Manager is an indispensable success tool.

If you have not yet read this book, you can click on the link below to download a free e-book. However, this is just for review and promotional purposes, if you like the book you owe it to yourself to buy the paperback or download the audio program. It’s that valuable.

Click here to download.

Buying lamps and lighting fixtures.

Choosing lamps and lighting fixtures can be difficult. You may already spend weeks of intense window shopping for the perfect lamp but when you put the lamp on the desired location, it doesn’t look quite right. Well that could happen so you may want to consider all the things first before deciding on buying a lamp or lamp shade. You have to consider the purpose and location where you will put the new lamp. Will it be put on a table or on the floor? Is it for general lighting or for subtle ambient lighting?

Whether it needs to be pretty or functional just makes a big difference in the type of lamp you should consider. Of course, you don’t need a rocket science degree to realize that floor lamps are the right choice for placement on floors and table lamps for the floor.

Torchieres lamps and other styles of floor lamps can provide a decent amount of general light to illuminate a room. Multi-purpose desk lamps should cast enough light to allow you to read.

You may want to consider browsing through the different lamps and lighting fixtures in the internet first and decide which best suits your need. A website that you can depend when it comes to lamps and lighting fixtures is Farreys.com which offers a wide range of styles and at the lowest prices from dozens of top manufacturers.. They have a history of superior service and they could offer volume discounts. You can shop online by lamp brand, by lamp application or even by style.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Nora Aunor’s Himala is on CNN’s list of Best Asian films of all time.

CNN’s The Screening Room Blog is trying to find the best Asian film of all time and Nora Aunor’s movie “Himala” is the only Filipino movie included in their provisional list. The movie was directed by Ishmael Bernal and written by Ricky Lee. However, the list is not yet final as they said it's definitely a work in progress and in no particular order.

Here is what they said about the movie:

'Himala' Philippines
(Ishmael Bernal, 1982)
Young Elsa thinks she has seen the Virgin Mary and goes on a healing crusade -- just the miracle the nowhere town she lives in is looking for. The film's austere camera work, haunting score and accomplished performances sensitively portray the harsh social and cultural conditions that people in the third world endure.

Baby slings and babywearing.

It looks like everybody’s doing it – moms and dads are wearing their babies! That is, their babies are in baby slings or baby wearing or pouches, whatever you call them. People from everywhere are using thee baby wearing, even celebrities.

Well, it is not a big surprise on this fast-paced world that we live in. People want to do things at the same time and multi-tasking is now a common practice. Having a baby is not a reason for parents to be left behind.

Using a baby sling allows a parent to wear the baby while doing his or her household chores or even when shopping or traveling. Besides, baby slings are comfortable both for the baby and for the parent carrying the child even for long period of use. That is why baby carriers in various stylish designs have become the latest fashion must-haves for moms and dads.

Another good thing about using a Baby Sling is it is soothing to the baby, babies love to be held - and holding the baby close to you feels good for the baby and it also feels good for you. You love to hold your baby close to your heart, don’t you?


Mitch Albom's "Tuesdays with Morrie" ebook.

Tuesdays with Morrie by American writer Mitch Albom is a bestselling nonfiction book published in 1997. The story was later adapted by Thomas Rickman into a television movie (directed by Mick Jackson), which aired on 5 December 1999 and starred Hank Azaria as Mitch and Jack Lemmon as Morrie.

It tells the true story of Morrie Schwartz and his relationship with his student, Mitch Albom. Both the film and the book chronicle the lessons about life that Mitch learns from his professor, who is dying from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

After five years in hardcover, it was released as a trade paperback in October 2002. It was re-released as a mass-market paperback by Anchor Books in January 2006. According to this edition, 11 million copies of Tuesdays with Morrie are in print worldwide.

If you have not yet read this book, you can click on the link below to download a free e-book. However, this is just for review and promotional purposes, if you like the book you owe it to yourself to buy the paperback or download the audio program. It’s that valuable.

Click here to download e-book.

How to kill fire ants?

They may be small but they can be invasive. They can also damage property and can harm people. I’m referring to fire ants. According to Wikipedia, the FDA estimates that more than US$5 billion is spent yearly on medical treatment, damage, and control in areas infested by fire ants. Moreover, the ants cause approximately US$750 million in damage annually to agricultural assets. Some countries like the US, Taiwan and Australia all have continuing national efforts to control or eradicate the species.

I hate it when these ants sting, it causes sting and leaves swelling which can cause pain and irritation. Fire Ant stings can even be a deadly experience for those small few who are allergic to the venom. When Fire Ants sting it is rarely only one sting. They attack in large numbers and when the first ant stings it triggers a reaction that causes all the ants to sting at one time.

Do you know that unlike bees, ants can sting up to 20 times in succession injecting toxin with each sting? Now you know and you now have enough reasons to get rid of these insects.

You can kill these insects in many ways but some are not effective as the others. I was able to find a web site that can serve as your guide on how to kill red fire ants. Visit the Fire Ants guide and learn how to effectively eliminate these pesky insects.

John Lloyd Cruz will play a mentally-impaired husband in MMK

John Lloyd Cruz will play his most challenging role yet - a schizophrenic husband in the country’s premiere Drama series, “Maalala Mo Kaya”.

This is the first time that the actor which is also the current Box-office King will play a role of a mentally-impaired character.

It was told that he even visited the National Mental Hospital to observe the mentally-ill patients.

Allessandra de Rossi will play the role of his wife.

This episode directed by Jeffrey Jeturian will air on Saturday night, September 20, after XXX.

Modern Bedroom Furniture.

For some people, their bedroom is the only place where they can be themselves. That is why Bedroom Furniture designs should vary depending on the person’s unique personality and taste. This is the place where you can fully express yourself and where you can escape the rest of the world. For me, I prefer a bedroom design that will let me forget the stress and pressure of the office. Although I’ve always fancy simplicity and elegance in most of my furniture, I would prefer contemporary or Modern Bedroom Furniture.

If you are on the market for Contemporary Bedroom Furniture and you’ve been raiding furniture shops for the latest designs, let me tell you a secret. I stumbled upon a website where I can browse through different lovely bedroom selections and where I can do online shopping. Now, you can simply check out modern bedroom furniture online and order them with a click of your mouse. You can feast your eyes on the different contemporary bedroom furniture designs that will surely capture your fancy.

Eroomservice.com is an exclusive distributor of Milmueble products manufactured in Spain, and you can be sure that their furniture is authentic not just cheap knock-offs from China or anywhere else. You can also choose from exclusive selection of modern bedroom furniture from top European designers. I was so impressed with the unique designs of their furniture; like me, you will surely come back to their web site to check out more. There are actually endless possibilities that you can choose from in the best possible prices.

You can even sign up for their newsletter and save 5% on your next purchase!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Rave reviews from NYTimes, NY Post for Charice.

Fresh from her successful performance in the concert of international pop star Celine Dion at Madison Square Garden, sixteen-year-old Charice continues to earn the admiration of fans worldwide after two major newspapers, the New York Times and the New York Post, praises her performance last September 15.

In an article published September 16, reviewer Jon Caramanica of The New York Times described Charice's voice as "impressive" and praised the young diva for giving a rougher, more emotional edge to her performance of Dion's hit song "Because You Loved Me."

"They performed 'Because You Loved Me', though Ms. Dion mostly stayed out of the way as Ms. Pempengco explored the song’s heretofore unheard rougher edges, with ample gesticulations and melisma.

"As Ms. Pempengco brought the crowd to its feet, Ms. Dion struck poses behind her: awestruck wonder, heartfelt empathy, ambient triumph," the New York Times review read.

On a separate review written by Dan Aquilante of the New York Post described Charice's performance as the brightest moment of the Celine Dion concert.
"One of the most interesting turns in this show was the MSG debut of 16-year-old vocal prodigy Charice Pempengco, whose manager, Oprah Winfrey - that's right - secured the Philippine singer a duet with Celine for the song 'Because You Loved Me.'

"The Charice segment was the night's brightest moment. The teen was able to blast notes with Celine-like power, but she was also able to get in touch with the song's emotions," the review read.

In the concert, the Canadian international star first told the life story of Charice.

"This young girl's name is Charice. I'm so excited. She's 16 years old and she's from the Philippines. Let me tell you she has a voice that can literally blow the roof off Madison Square. But the real story is, Charice and her mom escaped a terrifying experience and had to leave Charice's violent father. You know, to start a life on their own, Charice vowed to save her mom from life's desperation. Through prayers and dreams and God-given talent, an incredible voice, Charice entered and won every singing contest in her native country and eventually got noticed. By such a fortunate chance people saw the show on Oprah and Oprah wanted to take her under her wing and David Foster joined them.

"I had a chance to see Charice perform one of my songs in Oprah last week. I have a little difficulty to talk right now because I met Charice and I'm so emotional and so I'm searching and looking for my words trying to control my emotion. I invited here to come her tonight to sing with me...,” said Celine Dion.

After Celine's lovely introduction to Charice she invited her to come up on stage and join her. Celine then told Charice how spectacular she is and how she looked really beautiful.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Metropolitan Opera House tickets.

I have always wanted to watch an opera, it is a once in a lifetime experience that anybody who has enough musical or artistic sense should indulge into. This is something that I will surely put on my To Do List in the coming days.

However, buying Metropolitan Opera House tickets is an arduous task. You go to the venue, wait in the long queue even without an assurance that you will get the prized tickets. Calling the Opera house to order tickets is also not a good alternative as you may waste your precious time waiting for an available representative to talk to you.

Contacting an online broker to buy Metropolitan Opera House tickets is a better option. And when it comes to ticket brokers, always check out 2 Guys Tickets first. They pride themselves to have the cheap(er) prices and great service. You can contact them through e-mail or telephone and you are sure that your questions will be promptly attended by a professional ticket broker.

You can also order August Wilson Theatre Tickets and Boston Opera House Tickets from 2 Guys Tickets. They also offer a great selection of concert, theater, and sporting events.

For more information, visit their website and know more about their services. You can even buy tickets online.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

MYX Daily Top 10 (September 16, 2008)

Top Ten

01.Urbandub - The Fight Is Over
02.Miley Cyrus - 7 Things
03.Hale - Leap Of Faith
04.Jonas Brothers - Burnin' Up
05.Demi Lovato & Joe Jonas - This Is Me
06.Rachelle Ann Go - The Search Is Over
07.MYMP - Now
08.Rihanna - Disturbia
09.The Pussycat Dolls - When I Grow Up
10.Coldplay - Viva La Vida

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Laarni is the PDA Grand Star Dreamer.

The people have spoken, the scholar from Sultan Kudarat emerged as the Pinoy Dream Academy season 2’s Grand Star Dreamer. Laarni Lozada received 651,696 votes or 35.21%.to bagged the title. Bugoy Drilon grabbed the second spot with 549,716 votes or 29.7% of total votes. Miguel Mendoza completed the top 3 with 253,412 votes or 13.69%.

Laarni can not contain her emotions and had difficulty performing her winning song, “Manalig Ka” after the announcement of her victory. Her prize package includes a laptop, component and lcd tv from Sony, kitchen showcase from Whirlpool, P1.5 Million worth of Cyrtal Clear water store franchise, a brand new house and lot from Globe Asiatique and a check worth P1 million pesos from ABS-CBN.

Liezel Garcia, the 5-time Star scholar came in 4th, Van Roxas is fifth and Cris Pastor is on the sixth place.

Friday, September 12, 2008

John Grisham's "The Last Juror" ebook.

One of my favorite writers is John Grisham, he is best known for his works of modern legal drama like "The Firm" and "A Time To Kill" among others. He began working on THE LAST JUROR in the late '80s, wanting to write novels set in fictional Ford County, Mississippi, but he was interrupted by the success of THE FIRM. THE LAST JUROR breaks out of the mold of Grisham's usual legal thrillers into a story about the growth of Willie Traynor from a callow young man to an older and wiser one.


The story begins with the demise of a small-town newspaper, the Ford County Times, in 1970. Willie Traynor, 23-year-old former cub reporter for the paper, takes it over with money from his grandmother. The paper it creaks along until success comes with its first big story--the rape and murder of a young widow by Danny Padgitt, member of a local bootlegging family. Convicted, given a life sentence, and still utterly remorseless, Padgitt swears vengeance against the jurors who declared him guilty. When he is paroled nine years later, jurors begin to die.

If you haven't read this book, you can click on the link below to download a free e-book. However, this is just for review and promotional purposes, if you like the book you owe it to yourself to buy the paperback, the CD or download the audio program. It’s that valuable.

Click here to download.

Free Christian Chat Rooms.

With the advent of new technology, meeting other people from different parts of the world sharing the same interests has become a lot easier. We can now go to chat rooms or online forums to meet and chat to other people who share the same interest, even religion. However, there are only few sites offering this service free of charge and most will even require you to download their software on your computer.

With Christian Chat City, you can meet tons of Christian people from all over the world in Christian Chat Rooms and online forums. The good thing is, it is 100% free. And there is no software to download.

Simply sign up for a completely free account and enjoy free live Christian chat rooms with webcams and religious chat lines. The registration is even fast and easy!

The Secret Ebook.

Another book that is worth sharing is "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne. It is a book about the Law of Attraction. This may be a life-transforming book for you. If you still haven't read this book, you can click on the link below to download a free e-book. However, this is just for review and promotional purposes, if you like the book you owe it to yourself to buy the paperback, the CD or download the audio program, it’s that valuable.

Here's what this book is all about:

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Free Online Chat.

I enjoyed meeting new people from different places and cultures. With the advent of modern technology this is a lot easier now. We can now meet and chat with other people from all over the planet with the use of our computer. However, this process can be costly as you will have to pay chatrooms to signup and you will even need to download software.

The good news is people like you anywhere in the world can now go online and meet in chatrooms for free! You can even show yourself on a videocam and enjoy seeing other people on their webcams. And another good thing, there’s no need to download a software.

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Bulacan may have set world record with longest pastillas.

My hometown province of Bulacan was in the news last night after they attempted to make it in the Guinness Book of World Records by producing the longest pastillas. Pastillas is a sweet creamy Philippine pasty made of milk and sugar.

Bulakenyo’s and other visitors gathered to get a taste of the sweet delicacy and to see the province’s bold feat.

Reports had it that the pastillas was measured at 200 meters, five inches thick and weighed around 4,000 kilos. Had the entire pastillas was packed into smaller quantities, it could produce around half a million candies.

Its ingredients include 1,600 kilos of sugar and 12,800 liters of pure carabao’s milk.

After the formal measurement of the pastry, the swelling crowd immediately jostled their way to the display tables to get a taste of the delicious treat.

Sen. Bong Revilla and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Bayani Fernando graced the event and even tasted the product. The latter was even shown on TV crawling under the table to avoid the rush of people who ate the free treat.

I just don’t know what the MMDA chairman was doing in this event. Yes, the 2010 election is around the corner but the moment should be given to the Bulakenyo’s outstanding feat not to some scene-stealers who wants to get media mileage.

Asian Chat City.

It’s been a long time since the last time that I entered a chat room. I have been so busy with work and my free time is now devoted to blogging. And I don’t want to pay to be able to chat to other people, on some cases you will even have to download software which is too risky.

However, I stumbled upon a website where you can register and chat with real users like yourself for free. And another good thing, there’s no software to download. You will have access to various Asian Chat Rooms on this site which includes Asian women chat lines and Asian chat rooms. You can enjoy chatting with tons of Asian people from everywhere in the world, you can even see them on your webcam.

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Pinoy Dream Academy - Scholars Sings Cayabyab

Title: Scholars Sings Cayabyab
Artist: Various Artist (PDA Season 2 Scholars)
Number of Tracks: 11

NOTE: The songs can be downloaded by clicking on the track listings. However, this is for promotional purposes only. If you like the music, please support the artists and purchase their CD. Files should be deleted within twenty four hours.

Track Listing:
1. Paano Na Kaya - Bugoy
2. Manalig Ka - Laarni
3. Another Goodbye Song - Van
4. I'd Rather - Liezel
5. Hero - Miguel
6. Limang dipang tao - Apple
7. Ganun Ba - Inaki
8. Bakit Ganyan - Cris
9. Wala Kang Katulad - Sen
10. Narito Lang Ako - Bunny
11. Awit Ng Pangarap-Yeng

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

PDA concert for a cause performance videos

The Pinoy Dream Academy Top 6 Scholars’ Dream BIGayan Concert for a Cause last Saturday was a huge success after it accumulated P266, 400 from tickets and merchandise sales.

The show was part of the Top 6 scholar’s mission to raise funds for their chosen charity institutions while showcasing show-stopping performances that the viewers loved.

The scholars’ hosting abilities were also put to the test when each of them got the opportunity to introduce a fellow scholar. They also got to answer intriguing questions from Toni Gonzaga in a mini-talk show part of the show.
Voting for the Top 6 Scholars is still very much open.

To watch the performances of the scholars, click on the links below:

Bugoy - All I Need Is You by Guy Sebastian
Laarni - Waray Waray by Lani Misalucha
Van - True to Your Heart by 98 Degrees & Stevie Wonder
Cris - Sway by Pussycat Dolls
Miguel - Rock DJ by Robbie Williams
Liezel - Don't Stop The Music by Rihanna

Shift to a rewarding career, be a medical assistant.

I have always wanted to go back to school and shift to a more rewarding career. I’m considering a career in the medical or health care field since based on the projections the medical assisting field is expected to be the fastest growing jobs in the next decade. However, I can not afford to give up my job as I will not have the money to spend in my studies. But juggling between work and studies can be a tough nut to crack.

It’s a good thing that there are now medical assistant schools out there that provide the best training without the traditional classroom setup. Imagine, learning all the skills that you need at your own pace and convenience!

One of the schools that captured my fancy is the St. Augustine School of Medical Assistants. It has a nationally accredited and certified Medical Assistant program that is designed by expert healthcare professionals. You can now receive the best medical assistant training in 6-8 weeks although you can do it on your free time as there are no deadlines or time limits. And the program is affordable and accessible!

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Monday, September 8, 2008

A Crazy World.

I’m a regular viewer of the evening news on TV. It’s not only the best source of ideas for blogging but it will also let you attune to what’s happening to our country. Watching the news can make you feel bad and you may get the impression that this world is a crazy world and it will not be long and it will go to the dogs. Bank robbers, thieves, holduppers, cell phone snatchers are just everywhere and they are always featured in the evening news.

But who cares? Most of us have been accustomed to shrug our shoulders when misfortunes strike somebody or even our country.

Indeed, the news is just news unless we are part of it.

If you are guessing that I was on the evening news, not quite and I was glad about it. But today was a very bad day for me. Yes, I was a victim of a robbery hold up. Good thing, I was unscathed.

It happened early this morning, about 5:45 am. I hailed an FX taxi at about 5:30 on Commonwealth Ave. and seated at the back side. The vehicle was then full. Three other men were seated at the back, two ladies in front near the driver, three ladies and another man at the middle part. I noticed that the man fronting me was a bit jittery; he fidgeted on the door lock when I entered.

When we were along Tandang Sora Ave, he even asked me if I wanted to alight from the vehicle when I slightly move my handbag to make myself comfortable. Had I known better, I wished I moved out of the vehicle.

Just before we reached Agham Road, the man in front of me and the other man in the middle of the vehicle announced a holdup. I was shocked, I was at gunpoint. Giving my cash and other belongings was an easy task when a pistol is pointing at me. Cash, cell phones, wristwatches and even wedding rings were not spared by the crooks.

One of the robbers said: “Pera at cell phone lang yan, pero pag may pumalag buhay ang kapalit. Sisiguraduhin kong sa ulo ang mga tama niyo pag pumalag kayo… sasabog ang mga utak nyo dito.”

As if it was not enough, one of the crooks is blabbering about so many other things while other lady passengers were crying. An elderly lady even complains of chest pain. It was the longest 30 minutes of my life. It would have been less of a torture if they just left us immediately but it seemed that they were looking for the proper timing as it was already broad daylight.

From out of the blue, one of the crooks even said that the driver doesn’t have anything to do with what they were doing. But the statement even raises doubts from other passengers as they suspected that the driver was also involved.

The good thing about it was we managed to emerge unscathed on that FX. We went straight to the Police Station and had a not so good experience there as well. I’ll continue to recount my experience next time….

MYX Daily Top 10 (September 8, 2008)

Top Ten

01.Hale - Leap Of Faith
02.Miley Cyrus - 7 Things
03.Jonas Brothers - Burnin' Up
04.Urbandub - The Fight Is Over
05.Christian Bautista - The One Who Won My Heart
06.Rachelle Ann Go - The Search Is Over
07.6Cyclemind - Saludo
08.Demi Lovato & Joe Jonas - This Is Me
09.The Pussycat Dolls - When I Grow Up
10.Coldplay - Viva La Vida

Saturday, September 6, 2008

NCAA player sets new RP basketball scoring record, scores 82.

Keith Agovida, a high school basketball player of Jose Rizal University (JRU) unleashed a record-setting shooting spree never before seen in Philippine basketball as he scored 82 points in a 127-49 defeat of Mapua last Friday.

National Collegiate Athletic Association officials said the 18-year-old, 6’1" Agovida is now NCAA's highest scorer in over 80 years. The feat is the highest in the league's history since Letran Squire Marlon Bola Bola dropped 71 in the '70s.

This is also the highest scoring yield in the history of Philippine basketball since Allan Caidic of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) torched the net with 79 points in 1987.

Agovida, also beat the second-highest scoring output in NBA history set by Kobe Bryant who scored 81 points.

Friday, September 5, 2008

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I am always in the lookout for new gadgets and electronic devices in the internet. I always browse through different online stores in the US to check the newly released electronic devices in the market. However, I always ended up just admiring the product as I can not purchase it for the following reasons: most US retailers will not ship internationally (if they did they charge exorbitant shipping rates) and some will only accept US credit cards.

Most of the time, I just ask a friend or a relative in the US to purchase the product and bring it with them when they return to the country. But the process took too long and with unnecessary hassles.

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Pinoys out to set Guinness record for longest beer bar.

Local beer lovers thronged to Ortigas Friday night as the country attempts to break the world record for setting up the longest beer bar in the world in line with the San Miguel Corporation’s Oktoberfest celebration in Manila.

Free beers were offered to partygoers and beer drinkers on 200 bars set up from San Miguel Ave. to St. Francis in Mandaluyong. This setup was measured at around 600 meters, 360 meters longer than the record set in Taiwan, the current Guinness record-holder.

The Philippines will also attempt to set the Guinness record for most number of people toasting for a beer event.

Organizers said that aside from free beers, thousands of Friday’s "beer troopers" will be treated to a free concert where at least 40 rock bands are scheduled to play. The main feature presents alternative rock band Third Eye Blind.

Fireworks display at the party site also highlights the event.

Lifelock.com and Identity Theft.

Identity theft can take various forms and it can happen to anyone, anywhere. Until you see the evidence on your credit card report, you may not even know that you have been victimized by an identity thief. They can use your credit card to make purchases or even get different services online using your name. Identity thieves can use various methods of getting your personal information so what we can only do is to prevent their possible attack.

Getting an identity theft prevention service is even worth a try. Just make sure that you will get the services of a trusted program. The leader in the identity theft prevention services is LifeLock.com. They will guarantee your identity up to $1,000,000, no wonder Lifelock is America’s #1 identity theft prevention program.

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PDA Top 6 scholars will perform for a cause

The Pinoy Dream Academy Season 2’s Dream BIGayan Concert for a cause will happen this Saturday. This is part of the Top 6 Scholar’s fund –raising activities for their chosen charity institutions.

The scholars personally chose the songs that they will perform during the show so prepare yourself with show-stopping performances from the Top 6.

Audiences will definitely be wowed by Bugoy's rendition of Guy Sebastian's "All I Need is you” while Cris will tantalize everyone with her sexy take on the Pussycat Dolls' "Sway."

Laarni will be entertaining with a folk twist as she belts out Lani Misalucha's "Waray Waray." Liezel, on the other hand, will be doing a contemporary hit popularized by Rihanna, "Please Don't Stop The Music."

Miguel will be channeling Robbie Williams' suave moves as he sings "Rock DJ." Van will be making the girls swoon as he relives the boy band fever with 98 Degrees' "True To Your Heart."

Viewers are invited to go to the PDA Concert Hall on the day of the show to take part in this meaningful concert with the PDA scholars. Tickets are sold at P100 each.

For those who will not make it to the show, you can catch the scholar's performances on Saturday 7:45 PM on ABS-CBN.

Using a phone lookup scan.

Imagine this: you’re in the middle of a deep sleep after a grueling day at work when suddenly the phone rings, thinking it’s an important call, you pick up the phone but nobody is answering on the other end or worst, it’s a prank caller.

For me, nothing could be more frustrating and could left you feeling violated than this. But can you do something about it?

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Filipina wins in the Arizona Women's Billiard Tour

Here's another Filipino pride in Sports. Pinay cue artist Iris Rañola bagged the Arizona Women’s Billiard Tour stop in Tucson, Arizona by winning over Emily Wilmoth of the US.

Based on the report posted on BilliardPhilippines.com said the Zamboanga native scored 7-6 against Wilmoth to emerge as the top winner among 26 competitors.

The two pool players battled each other to a 4-4 tie before Wilmoth called for a break. After the breather, Wilmoth surged ahead by two racks but Rañola bounced back to take the next three and won the game.

The Filipino pocketed the $500 top prize.

Rañola also bested American Michelle Micik, 7-3, on her way to the finals.

The Filipino is fresh from a runner-up finish in this year's WPBA US Open 9-Ball before competing in Arizona.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

MYX Daily Top 10 (September 4, 2008)

Top Ten

01.Miley Cyrus - 7 Things
02.Hale - Leap Of Faith
03.6Cyclemind - Saludo
04.Christian Bautista - The One Who Won My Heart
05.Rachelle Ann Go - The Search Is Over
06.Jonas Brothers - Burnin' Up
07.Rihanna - Disturbia
08.Nikki Gil - Million Miles Away
09.Sarah Geronimo - A Very Special Love
10.The Pussycat Dolls - When I Grow Up

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Boom Boom to fight on the Pacquiao – Dela Hoya undercard.

Manny Pacquiao and Gerry Peñalosa will not be the only Filipino boxers fighting on December 6 at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Golden Boy Promotions (GBP), confirmed that they are going to put up Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista on the undercard of the Pacquiao-Oscar de la Hoya welterweight clash.

GBP said they had confidence in Bautista but they made it clear that they "[are] not going after a world champion for Bautista's next fight but want to do a fight that is important to set him up for his next couple of fights before fighting for the title.

Bautista is fresh from the second round TKO victory over tough Mexican Eden Marquez on Saturday, August 30, in Cebu, He retained his World Boxing Organization International super bantamweight belt in Saturday's match.

Boom boom is one of the boxers that people like to see fight because you never know what’s going to happen. Anything can happen. He could get dropped but he could also knock anybody out. That makes him an exciting fighter.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Avril Lavigne, back in Manila.

Canadian punk princess Avril Lavigne arrived in Manila, Tuesday for her one-night concert dubbed as "Avril Lavigne: 2008 The Best Damn Tour Concert" at the Araneta Coliseum.

The pop rock artist is expected to entertain her Filipino fans through hit songs like "Complicated," "I'm With You," "Losing Grip," "Falling Down" and "Skater Boi," among others.

Fresh from her controversial performance in Malaysia, Lavigne arrived in the country ready to entertain Filipino fans. It will be remembered that the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, tried to cancel or delay Lavigne’s show in their country's capital last August 29 saying that her moves and stage concert were "too sexy." A report said thousands were entertained in the Malaysian capital by the pop-rock star.

The 23-year-old Napanee, Ontario native rose to fame via "Let Go," her first full-length album, which debuted at number eight on the Billboard charts in June 2002. She co-wrote the dozen introspective songs on her albums "Under My Skin" and "The Best Damn Thing."

This is the second time that Lavigne will perform for her Filipino fans after her first concert last March 31st of 2005.

The concert is produced by VIVA Concerts and Events with ABS-CBN and ASAP '08 as its official media partner.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

11th Gala Performance Night Videos.

The 11th Gala Performance Night showcased songs chosen by the scholars themselves. The night ended with only the Top 6 scholars remaining. Hansen was the latest expelled scholar. Here are the videos of the last performance of Sen in the Academy and the performances of the other scholars.

Sen - His Eye Is on the Sparrow (Lauryn Hill)
Van - Who Am I? (Casting Crowns)
Cris - Inseparable (Natalie Cole)
Miguel - Sandra – (Barry Manilow)
Laarni - I Am Blessed (Eternal)
Liezel - Goodbye's (The Saddest Word) (Celine Dion)
Bugoy - Can't Stop A River (Guy Sebastian)

Monday, September 1, 2008

“Ploning” is RP’s Entry to the 2009 Oscar

The Indie film “Ploning” starring Judy Ann Santos was selected by the Board of Governors of the Film Academy of the Philippines as the country’s entry to the 2009 Oscars.

Five members of a special committee tasked to select the country’s entry which is headed by National Artist for Film Eddie Romero as chairman narrowed down the possible nominee to two films, Ploning and Caregiver. However, in a meeting last August 20, three members voted for Ploning and two members chose Caregiver.

The six-film short list includes Indie films Tribu, Pisay, Endo and Serbis.

Both Ploning and Caregiver received the highest grade of “A” from the Cinema Evaluation Board this year.

MYX Daily Top 10 (September 1, 2008)

Top Ten

01.Christian Bautista - The One Who Won My Heart
02.Hale - Leap Of Faith
03.Miley Cyrus - 7 Things
04.Jonas Brothers - Burnin' Up
05.6Cyclemind - Saludo
06.Sarah Geronimo - A Very Special Love
07.Rachelle Ann Go - The Search Is Over
08.The Pussycat Dolls - When I Grow Up
09.Rihanna - Disturbia
10.Jordin Sparks - One Step At A Time


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