Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Ngayon sandamakmak na ang paraphernalias tulad ng parol, garlands, christmas tree, christmas party, chistmas gifts, christmas bunos, christmas carols, kris kringle etc..at kahit sa local scenes andiyan ang simbang-gabi, karoling, aginaldo, puto bumbong at bibingka (ewan ko ba bakit parang bagay lang kainin ang mga ito kapag Disyembre)
Lahat ng ito ay nagpapatingkad sa pagkutitap hindi lamang sa mata kundi maging sa isip at pandama natin. Tunay na may hatid na saya at pang-gayuma ang Pasko, marahil sa dahilang matanda na itong tradisyon nating mga pilipino.
Kasama na riyan siyempre ang pagkundisyon sa atin ng "media" upang paghandaan maigi ang kapaskuhan. Ang pasko ay napakalaking komersyo lalo na sa bansa natin na may "record" na may pinakamahabang "christmas celebration" sa buong mundo. Kabi-kabila ang "christmas countdown" ng mga tv station at radyo.
Maraming nag-iisip kung ano ang ibibigay sa kanyang mga kamag-anak at kaibigan pero mas masarap isipin kung ano ang iyong matatanggap. It's better to give that to receive ika nga, daming plastik no?
Well personally hindi naman ako naniniwala sa christmas, wala naman talagang nangyaring misa nuong isilang si Hesus. At hindi naman talaga Disyembre ng siya ay isinilang dahil panay snow ang paligid ng Betlehem (namputsang buhay to, pagtatalunan na naman ba yan?)
Ang mahalaga ang diwa ng pasko, kung biblia ang ating sasanguniin ang tawag nila dito ay "Paskua" o "past over" at siguradong hindi ito nangyari sa buwan Disyembre. Ika nga ng matatandang kristiyano, araw-araw ang pasko at dahil kasama sa araw-araw ang Disyembre 25, bumabati na rin ako ng kumukutikutitap na pasko sa inyong lahat!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Right now I was busy reviewing all my word stocks for the coming national Scrabble Tournament in Greenhouse Grill, In Quezon City on Nov. 29-30, 2008.
If you are an Scrabble addict like me, you will also believe that the next best thing to sex is playing ..SCRABBLE!!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Parang kabute rin na nagsulputan ang mga banda dito sa ating bansa. Isa na rito ang Eraserheads na nagkaruon ng malaking impluwensiya sa mga kabataang pinoy. Inaamin ko na bagama't malaki ang agwat ng aming panahon, totoong naaaliw ako at nagagandahan sa musika ng Eheads. Kamakailan lamang, tanda ko ay Agosto 30, 2008 ay nagkaroon sila ng reunion concert na bongga ang preparasyon. bagama't hindi ko nasaksihan ito ng personal ay pinagtiyaagan ko na lang itong panoorin sa Youtube.
Ligaya (from ultraelectromagnetic pop )
Hey jay (love this song!)
Harana (sabihin man ng ‘yung nanay na
wala akong silbi sa buhay…tunay)
Fruitcake (xmas is in the air, medyo may beatles sound ito)
Kama supra (one of my faves din)
Kailan (one of my fave)
Huwag kang matakot (feel-good song)
With a smile (fave ko for life, it's a comforting song, gumagaan ang pakiramdam ko, everytime i heard and sing this song)
Shake yer head (early fave…fave ko din tugtugin sa gitara)
Huwag mo nang itanong (sound good too )
Lightyears (dito na bumigay si ely…this song reminded him of his mother, i guess)
Superproxy (w/ Francis M.)
Ang Huling El Bimbo (Those salsa days was come alives w/ this song)
I don't know if they performed Fill Her, Hard To Believe, Para Sa Masa at Spolarium, kasi ito talaga ang mga paborito ko.
Well sa Ultraelectromagnetic pop Album ok, lang kahit raw sound ito.
Ely Buendia the lead man of Eraserheads has exceptional talents in songwriting, pati si Rico Blanco ng Rivermaya. Kahit papaano ay nasusundan ang yapak ng Juan dela Cruz Band at Apo.
To those who ask kung magpinsan si Joey Ayala at Ely Buendia palagay ko ay hindi siguro magkapitbahay lang sila dyan sa Makati.(tawa naman diyan)
Sunday, October 12, 2008
When you listen to old records; it's just the same as meeting old friends and the first thing you do is recount all the past times that you went through together.
I am a true-bloodied Beatlemaniac. I was 7 years old when I heard the first beatle song "I Saw Her Standing There" in 1965.
A Little Bit About The Beatles
BLACK AND WHITE
Are the Beatles still relevant these days? After decades of varying music, does the fab four still wield influence and power? True modern music has taken many forms that didn't readily exist when the Beatles were in their prime, but it doesn't take much to look at today's indie rock scene to seen where their mark has remained strong. Take in obvious Beatle-influenced acts like Blur or Oasis or even listen to the garage revved sounds of bands like The Hives, The Strokes, Elastica, The White Stripes and the Darkness and then revisit the White Album and you may be surprised at how little things have really changed.
Of all time, the Beatles place third in top album sales with a total combination of 39 gold and platinum albums. By comparison, Barbara Streisand has 46 and Elvis was way out in front with 80.
While Elvis may have had more albums go platinum or gold, it still doesn't mean he sold more albums than the Beatles. For example, in recent history, The Beatles '1' album has sold around 23 million copies, while 'Elvis 30 #1 Hits' has only garnered 9 million sales. Norah Jones did about that much with her 'Come Away with Me' album. It just goes to show you that the Beatles have a fanbase with staying power. Their music has withstood the test of time better than any other band in history.
Asides for solid musical talent and song writing, the Beatles stellar success can be attributed to the band possessing three very strong voices. This fact allowed them to build strong harmonies, often with call/response and alternating viewpoints.
THE QUIET BEATLE
George Harrison has often been referred to as the "quiet Beatle", but he was the first to leave his mark after the Beatles disbanded. He released a hit single in 1970 called, "My Sweet Lord" which went to Number One. However the success was overshadowed six years later when a court ruling found Harrison guilty of "subconscious plagiarism". The song in question was the Chiffons' song, "He's So Fine".
A truly sad and lonely song, the song Eleanor Rigby relates the tale of a woman who cleans a church and Father Mackenzie who gives sermons there. Fittingly so, the story conveys Eleanor's tale as she cleans up after a wedding, a ceremony she could only wish to be a participant in. Each night she gets dressed but has no place to go. She longs for the embrace of the man she spends her days with, Father Mackenzie. He meanwhile suffers the plight that no one is moved by his words, despite is status. Even though they share a special unifying bond, Eleanor and Father Mackenzie are locked away from each other due to convention and formality. The institution of their situation which binds them simultaneously and eternally keeps them apart. Somberly, Eleanor's tale ends with her death and she is laid to rest 'with her name' in the church. She dies alone, leaving no lineage behind her.
STRAWBERRY FIELD FOREVER
"Strawberry Fields" was named for a real place, Strawberry Field, a children's home run by the Salvation Army in Liverpool, in John Lennon's childhood neighborhood. The original Victorian building was demolished in the late 60's, but the site is still a Salvation Army Children's Home and still carries the name Strawberry Field. John sent a large donation to them before his death and in return there is a building there called "Lennon Hall". Yoko Ono continues to send them donations.
The famed Strawberry Fields in New York's Central Park was given that name in 1981, following John Lennon's untimely death. The 2.5 acre section of park is sited at 72nd street, directly across Central Park West from the Dakota Building where John and Yoko lived. John Lennon was gunned down by Mark Chapman, a man who had lingered for days around Lennon's apartment. Chapman had just hours earlier asked Lennon for his autograph and confessed he heard voices in his head telling him to kill the beloved musician. John Lennon was 40 years old when he died on the night of December 8th, 1980.
Note: I still have my Jingle Beatles Songbook I bought in 1977. So here are the list of Albums (LP)
PLEASE, PLEASE ME
BEATLES FOR SALE
A HARD DAYS NIGHT
SERGEANT PEPPERS LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR
THE BEATLES AGAIN (HEY JUDE)
LET IT BE
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Vilma Santos, Nora Aunor, Edgar Mortiz, Tirso Cruz, III, Manny de Leon, Victor “Cocoy” Laurel, Geraldine, Perla Adea, Esperanza Fabon, Romy Mallari, Rudy Fernandez, Romano Castelvi, Bernard Bonnin, Bernard Belleza, Jean Lopez, Helen Gamboa, Sajid Khan, Jay Ilagan, Walter Navarro, Ed Finland, Mildred Ortega, Hilda Koronel, Ariel Ureta, Revilla’s Sister (Cristina & Maritess) Bobby Ledesma, Eddie Ilarde, Coney Reyes, Helen Vela, Chiqui Hollman (Student Canteen) Arnold Gmboa, Maribel Aunor, (Apat na Sikat, oops, I forgot the other two) Maria Leonora Theresa (the famous doll of Guy & Pip) Inday Carvajal (Ate Inday) Ike Lozada, German Moreno, Bold Films stars like Merle Fernandez, Scarlet Revilla, Ricky Rogers, George Estregan and Yvonne.
Foreign: Brian’s Song, The Carol Burnet;s Show, All in the Family, Sesame Street, ABC’s Wide World of Sports, America, The Julie Andrew’s Hour, The Mary Tyler Show, M*A*S*H*, Kojak, The Doctors, Upstairs, Downstairs, Police Story, The Waltons, Richman, Poor man, The Rockford Files, Six Million Dollar man, The Bionic Woman, All In the family, Days of our Lives, Soap, Bob Hope’s Christmas Show, Super Bowl VII,Love Story, Airport, Roots, Herculoids, Might Tor, Wacky Races, Loony Tunes, Road Runners, Rat Patrol, Tarzan, Wheels of Fortune
Local: Super laffin, Tawag ng Tanghalan, seeing star w/ Joe Quirino, The Sensation , Superstar , Gulong ng Palad, An Evening w/ Pilita, Student Canteen, Kwarta O Kahon, Si Tatang Kasi,
Oscar’s Best Pictures (1970-1979) Patton, The French Connection, The Godfather, The Sting, The Godfather, Part II, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Rocky, Annie Hall, The Deer Hunter, Kramer vs. Kramer) BLOCKBUSTER MOVIES; Let it Be, Women In Love, Ryan’s daughter, Airport, Lover’s and other Strangers, M*A*S*H, The Last Picture Show, The Hospital, Fiddler On the Roof, Nicholas and Alexandra, Summer of ’42, Cabaret, The Poseidon Adventure, Save The Tiger, The Excorcist, A Touch of Class, The Great Gatsby, The Towering Inferno, The Sunshine Boys, The Hindenburg, Network, Jaws, All The President’s men, King-Kong, Logan’s Run, Julia, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, You Light Up My Life, Coming Home, Apocalypse Now, Superman, Midnight Express, The Buddy Holly Story, All That Jazz, The Black Stallion, Paper Chase, Love Story, Mahogany, Enter The Dragon, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon.
Gaano ka ka-fashionista nuon? Bang-Bang jeans, Jordache and Sasson jeans, Bata rubber shoes, Botak running shoes, Ace flexible comb, Ace clutchbag, Carrera shades, Ray-Ban Photochromic and Ambermatic shades, tie-dye Shirts and pants, double-knit pants, hot pants, gabardine suits, Sergio Valente, Vidal Sassoon, Fiorucci, Staynit Shirt, Ye-ye Vonnel shirts, Nik-Nik, Faded Glory, Jazzie, Adidas Vienna, Adidas Rome, Adidas Superstar, Puma Topfit, Tiger Onitsuka, Happy Feet, clogs, wet-look shoes and bags, Candies shoes, Pierre Cardin, Jovan musk oil, Aramis, Drakkar, Paco Rabanne, Yves St. Laurent, Flexible Mongol ball pens, Bic ball pens, puka shell necklaces, platform shoes with bell-bottom pants and wide-buckled belts, mood rings.
Meron na rin SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle) tulad ng Toyota Land Cruiser (w/out aircon) at Land Rover. The other cars are; Matorco, Isuzu Gemini, Opel Rekord and Manta, Ford Cortina, Holden Premier, Dune Buggy, Dodge Colt, Ford Fiera, Mitsubishi Celeste, Jiffy Kit, Torana, Minica, Toyota Toyopet, VW Brasilia and Beetle, Renault, Austin Mini, Pinoy, Tamaraw, Harabas, Honda Mini-trail, MRM Taxi, DM, UBL Bus Line, California Bus Line, Mapalad Liner, Love Bus, JD Transit,(lawanit-walled with lawanit windows), an Easy Rider bike, any bike by Patria, motocross bikes, those long pedal go-karts, scooters.
FOODS & DRINKS::
It was the 70’s when these foods become popular; Chicharon, Chicharon bulaklak, Barbecue (chicken and pork), Giniling sandwich, Pandesal sandwiches (corned beef, scrambled eggs and sauted sardines), Siopao asado & bola-bola, Halo-halo, Native merienda at kakanin such as kalamay, biko, sapin-sapin, Turon w/ langka, Mixed ginataan, ginataan mais, ginataan mongo, maruya, Ice –Buko, Gulaman at Sago, Ice mongo, Fried lumpia, fresh lumpia, Chinese lumpia w/grated peanuts, Burger at hotdog sandwich, longanisa, tocino, Hopia (baboy/mongo) at Chinese bakery on Echague st. (where you can find also the original Chinese ham) Tropical Hut (and its original hamburger) Bibingka – Ferinos, Pritil, Tondo, Shrimp sandwich - La Perla, restaurant, Bustillos, Mami/siopao at Ma Mun Lok - Quiapo, Fried Chicken – Max Restaurant (Dewey Blvd), Ho to tay soup – Hen Wa restaurant (Rizal Avenue), Comida China – Panciteria Moderna (Sta. Cruz) Sweet spaghetti at Makati Supermart Coffee shop.
Early 70’s was my elementary days, the standard baon at that time is pandesal w/ matamis na bao or a condensed milk, (public school at that time has supply of wheat flour and milk coming from USA, our canteen administrator used to makes some bread, cookies, pulburon and served us w/ milk during our recess. Oh, here are some products that time (some are still existing until now); Fress Gusto, Sunta, RC Cola, Yes Cola, Teem, Mirinda, Darigold Evap, Liberty Condensada, Toddy-O, Choco Vim, Sunkist Orange (in triangular prism packs), Magnolia Chocolait, Sunny Orange, Sunquick, Klim, Jack ‘n Jill Barbecue Curls, Jack ‘n Jill, Shrimp Curls, Honey Pretzels, Plaza Pizza, Big 20, Hamburgers, Pana Pizza, Tweet and Jiggs Candies (by Mr. Krieger), Jojo Candies, Sugus Candies, Serg’s Chocolate, Dubble Bubble, Chewing-a-Bon, Blenda Margarine, Magnolia Ice Cream Sandwich, Magnolia Popsicles in Orange and Langka flavors.
Wala pang SM, Robinson at Trinoma but these are the famous Markets/Malls: Farmers Market, Makati Supermarket, Cash & Carry, South Supermarket, Glori’s Supermart, CVC Supermarket, Fairmart, Good Earth Emporium, Montemart, Harrison Plaza, Fiesta Carnival, Syvel’s, Assandas, Arcegas at Maranaw Arcade, COD (especially for the Christmas display!), Funhouse at Bricktown, Erehwon Bookstore, Alemars Bookstore. Bookmark, Botica Boie, The Pierre (all in a row!), Rizal Theater, Magallanes Theater, ABC Theater, Greenhills Theater, Virra Mall , the original A&W along UN Avenue in Manila, Italian Village, Café Valenzuela, Bonanza Restaurant and the many steakhouses, the Makati Automat, the Plaza, Jade Garden Restaurant, Luau, Sulo Restaurant (in Makati), Makati Fastfood Center (the first ever), Bulwagang Pilipino Restaurant (in Magallanes), Au Bon Vivant, Salambao Restaurant, the elegant dining room of the old Army & Navy Club, Magnolia Ice Cream Parlor at the old Quad, Mariposa Ice Cream Parlor at Shoppesville, Harrison Plaza, Jack’s Restaurant in Monumento Circle, Caloocan City, Congressional Bowling Lanes (in Munoz , QC) Queue Disco, Where Else?, Altitude 49, Delirium (in Greenbelt). Velvet Slum, Coco Banana, Manila Hotel’s Jungle Bar, Stargazer, Romvlvs. Swing, The Hustle, and 12-Step were the “in” dances. The Regent of manila, Hpotel Aurelio, Manila Hilton (where Dusit Hotel now stands) , Villa Pansol – Laguna, Lido beach – Cavite,
1976 Amendment of the Constitution , Unctad 5, Miss Universe Pageant, Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) was born, Typhoon Yoling, Batasang Pambansa Election,
Here’s more: dollar-peso exchange rate was 1:7. “Walang Tindigan” buses charged a flat rate of P1, Love Bus fare was P1.50. DLSU was De La Salle College, Poveda was Teresiana, Adamson campus was St. Theresa’s campus. Petron was Esso. You knew all the Bagong Lipunan songs. PLDT telephone numbers were six digits. Cursillo, (with the famous De Colores song) Quadrophonic stereos. Pelota. Game of the Generals, Game & Watch by Nintendo, GI Joe action figures as tall as Barbie Dolls. Gigantor the Space Age Robot, Matchbox cars (in metal, not plastic). Eight-track tapes.
(Notes: Thanks to sidewinderx and Rolly Tampa for some additional info)
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
The seventies were a time when a new generation of youthful people were exposed to new media and hence newer ideas in almost every field. TV and motion picture brought to varied audiences images, lifestyles and music from diverse regions and peoples. This led to the emergence of a new vocabulary and experimentation in music. This later influenced both art rock and progressive rock as well as the punk rock and New Wave genres. The main exponents of progressive rock include Genesis, Yes, Gen Giant, King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Supertramp, Pink Floyd and Premiata Forneria Marconi. Also the start of Hard rock in many forms began with the British bands Deep Purple, Uriah Heep, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. One of the first events of the 70s was the breakup of the Beatles in 1970.
However, the seventies were also when many legendary rock bands started, or hit their peak, including Black Sabbath, Queen, Kansas, Boston, Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Electric Light Orchestra, Lynyrd Skynyrd, AC/DC, Blondie, Sex Pistols, The Ramones, Patti Smith, Fleetwood Mac, Status Quo, Family, Free, Aerosmith, Badfinger, the Eagles, Kiss, Heart, Rush, The Who, The Doors, Uriah Heep, Deep Purple, and Van Halen, to name a few.
The commercial cinemas around the world tended to imitate nuances of disco beats in their movies to present their movies as western and upbeat. These included the increasingly popular Kung-fu movies in far East Asia and Bollywood movies from India. One of the most successful European groups of the decade was the quartet ABBA. The Swedish group, who are still the most successful group from their country, first found fame when they won the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest. They became one of the most widely known European groups ever, and were the decade's biggest sellers. "Waterloo" and "Dancing Queen" are two of ABBA's most popular songs.
To many people, the Seventies will be most remembered for the rise in disco music. First creeping into dance clubs in the mid-seventies (with such hits as "The Hustle" by Van McCoy), songstresses like Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Dalida and Anita Ward popularized the genre and were described in subsequent decades as the "disco divas." The Village People scored a Top Ten hit with "Y.M.C.A" and the Bee Gees had a string of #1s following their collaboration on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.
As quickly as disco's popularity came, however, it fell out of favor with the new decade, due to a religious revival and the rise of conservatism. Disco came to be associated with gays and minorities. Conservatives such as Steve Dahl spoke out against disco and held demonstrations against it. Due to this tremendous backlash, disco effectively died in 1981.
The 1970s saw a rise in Funk music which spawned the genre Disco. Artists such as James Brown, The Meters ,Parliament-Funkadelic and Sly And The Family Stone pionered the genre. It then spawned commercial artists such as Stevie Wonder, The Brothers Johnson, Earth, Wind & Fire, Bootsy's Rubber Band, Tower of Power, Ohio Players, The Commodores, War, Kool & the Gang, Confunkshun, Slave, Cameo, the Bar-Kays, Zapp, and many more.
Towards the end of the decade, Jamaican reggae music, already popular in the Caribbean and Africa since the early 1970s, became very popular in the U.S. and in Europe, mostly because of reggae superstar and legend Bob Marley as well as his band, The Wailers his former bandmate Peter Tosh and other artists like Burning Spear and Jimmy Cliff. The late 70s saw the beginning of hip hop music with the song Rapper's Delight by Sugarhill Gang.
Country music remained very popular in the U.S. In 1977 it became more mainstream after Kenny Rogers became a solo singer and scored many hits on both the country and pop charts. He achieved the biggest crossover success ever for the genre (although he would later be replaced by Garth Brooks).Waylon Jennings was very big and Willie Nelson released Red Headed Stranger.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Apo Hiking Society
Armida Seguion Reyna
Jesus Garcia, Jr.
Joe Cruz & the Cruzette
Jose mari Chan
Juan dela Cruz Band
Nina de Rosa
Ric Manrique, Jr.
Rico J. Puno
Sylvia la Torre
Tirso Cruz III
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Album: Bridge over Troubled Water (Simon and Garfunkel)
Record: Bridge over Troubled Water (Simon and Garfunkel)
Popular songs: Bridge over Troubled Water (Simon and Garfunkel)
Everything is Beautiful (Rey Stevens) I’ll Never Fall in Love Again (Dionne Warwick) Close to You (Carpenters) The Thrill is Gone (BB King) Don’t Play that Song (Aretha Franklin) If I Were a Carpenter ( Johnny Cash, June Carter) Rose Garden (Lynn Anderson) Theme from “Z” (Henry Mancini) Airport love theme ( Alfred Newman)
New Artist: Carpenters
Album: Tapestry (Carole King)
Record: It’s Too late (Carole King)
Populars songs: You’ve Got a Friend ( Carole King) You’ve Got a Friend (James Taylor) Tapestry (Carole King), Ain’t No Sunshine, (Bill Withers) A Natural Man (Lou Rawls) Proud Mary (Tina Turner) Help Me Make it Through the Night (Kris Kristofferson) Theme from Summer of 42,” (Michel Legrand)
New Artist: Carly Simon
Album: The Concert for Bangladesh (George Harrison et al..)
Record: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Roberta Flack)
Popular songs: Without You (Nilson) I Am Woman (Hellen Reddy) Where is the Love
(D. Hattaway/R. Flack) Papa was a Rolling Stone (Temptations) Me and Mrs. Jones (Billy Paul) Alone at Last (Gary Burton) Brian’s Song (Michel Legrand)
New Artist: America
Album: Innervision. (Stevie Wonder)
Record: Killing Me Softly with his Song (Roberta Flack)
Popular Songs: You Are the Sunshine of my Life, (Stevie Wonder)
Neither One of us, (Wants to be the First to say Goodbye) ( Glady’s knight & the Pips) s: Sprach Zarahustra, (Eumir Deodato) Superstition (Stevie Wonder) Hang on Sloopy (Ramsey Lewis) Masters of Eyes (Aretha Franklin) Let me be There (Olivia NewtonJohn) behind Closed Doors (Chalie Rich) Last tango in Paris (Gato Barbieri)
New Artist: Bette Middler
Album: Fulfillingness’ First Finale (Stevie Wonder)
Record: I Honestly Love You (Olivia Newton John)
Populay Songs: The way We Were (Barbra Streisand) band on the Run (Paul McCartney & the Wings) The Entertainer (Marvin Hamlish) Boogie On a Reggae Woman (Stevie Wonder) Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing (Aretha Franklin) Tell me Something Good (Rufus) Love song (Anne Murray) Fairytale (Pointer Sister)
New Artist: Marvin Hamlisch
Album: Still Crazy After All Theses Years ( Paul Simon)
Record: Love Will Keep us Together (Captain and Tennile)
Popular songs: Send in the Clown ( Stephen Sondheim) At Seventeen (Janis Ian ) Lyin Eyes (Eagles) The Hustle (Van McCoy) Living for the City (Ray Charles) This will be (Natalie Cole) Shining Star (Earth, Wind & Fire) Fly Robib Fly ( Silver Convention)
New Artist : Natalie Cole
Album: Song In The key of Life (Stevie Wonder)
Record: This Masquerade (George Benson)
Popular Songs: If Youy Leave me Now (Chicago) Lowdown (Boz Scaggs) I Wish (Stevie Wonder) Hasten down the Wind (Linda Rondstand) Sophisticated lady (Natalie Cole) You Don’t Have to be Star ( Marilyn McCoo/Billy Davis, Jr.)
New ArtistL Starland Vocal band
Album: Rumours (Fleetwood Mac)
Record: Hotel California (Eagles)
Popular Songs: Evergreen (Barbra Streisand/ Paul Williams) HaNDY Man (James Taylor) How Deep is Your Love (BeeGees) You Make me Feel Like dancing (Leo Sayer) Don’t Leave Me This Way (Thelma Houston) Don’t it Make my Brown Eyes Blue ( Richard Leigh) Theme from Stars Wars (John Williams)
New Artist: Debby Boone
Album: Saturday Night Fever (BeeGees)
Record: Just The Way You Are (Billy Joel)
Popular Songs: Copacabana (Barry Manilow) You Needed Me (Anne Murray) Cildren of Sanchez ( Chuck Mangione) Last Dance (Paul Jabara/Donna Summer) All Fly Home (Al Jarreau) Georgia on my Mind (Willie Nelson/Rey Charles) Theme fromClose Encounters of the Third Kind ( John Williams)
New Artist: A Taste of Honey
Album: 52nd Streets (Billy Joel)
Record: What a Fool Believes ( Doobie Brothers)
Popular Songs: I’ll Never Love this way Again (Dionne Warwick) Minute bty Minute (Doobie Brothers) Gotta Serve somebody (Bob Dylan) Hot Stuff (Donna Summer) Heartache Tonight (Eagles) After the Love has Gone (David Foster/Earth, Wind & Fire) Don’t Stop Till you get Enough (Michael Jackson) Déjà vu (Dionne Warwick) Boogie Wonderland (Earth, Wind & Fire) I will Survive (Gloria Gaynor) You Decorted my Life (Kenny Rogers) O Sole Mio (Luciano Pavarroti) Theme from Superman (John Williams)
New Artist: Rickie Lee Jones
Source: The Grammys
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralín Marcos (September 11, 1917 – September 28, 1989) was President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. He was a lawyer, member of the Philippine House of Representatives (1949-1959) and a member of the Philippine Senate (1959-1965). During World War II he claimed to be the leader of Ang Maharlika, a guerrilla force in northern Luzon. In 1963 he became Senate President. As Philippine president and strongman, his greatest achievement was in the fields of infrastructure development and international diplomacy.
Even so, according to a recent survey, some Filipinos prefer Marcos' rule due to the shape of the country in administrations succeeding his. Many admire his autocratic, strong-arm rule, saying that his style of leadership is sorely missed and needed in the post-EDSA Philippines where too much democracy has ruined the body politic, with fractious standoffs in Congress, endless so-called "People Power" demonstrations, deadlocks in the Senate and movie actors as well as traditional politicians being elected into public office, as well as uneducated masses being easily manipulated to vote for famous individuals or corrupt patronage candidates. A few are nostalgic for the Marcos era, where the government was well-organized and laws were strictly followed by civilians, leading to a relatively disciplined populace.
In officeDecember 30, 1965 – February 25, 1986
Preced by: Diosdado P. Macapagal
Succeeded by: Corazon C. Aquino
Prime Minister: Cesar Virata (1981-1986)
Vice President: Fernando Lopez (1965-1973) Arturo Tolentino (1986)
Prime Minister of the Philippines
In office June 12, 1978 – June 30, 1981
Succeeded by: Cesar Virata
Liberal Party (1946-1965) Nacionalista Party (1965-1978) Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (1978-1986)
Spouse: Imelda Romualdez
Religion:Roman Catholic (formerly Aglipayan)
Diosdado Pangan Macapagal (Born: September 28, 1910)
Ferdinand Edralin Marcos (Died: September 28, 1989)
Friday, September 5, 2008
After several drinks, one of the men had to use the restroom.
Those who remained talked about their kids.
The first guy said, "My son is my pride and joy. He started working at a successful company at the bottom of the barrel. He studied Economics and Business Administration and soon began to climb the corporate ladder and now he's the president of the company. He became so rich that he gave his best friend a top of the line Mercedes for his birthday.'
The second guy said, "Darn, that's terrific! My son is also my pride and joy. He started working for a big airline, then went to flight school To become a pilot. Eventually he became a partner in the company, where he owns the majority of its assets. He's so rich that he gave his best friend a brand new jet for his birthday."
The third man said: "Well, that's terrific! My son studied in the Best universities and became an engineer. Then he started his own construction company and is now a multimillionaire. He also gave away something very nice and expensive to his best friend for his birthday:
A 30,000 square foot mansion."
The three friends congratulated each other just as the fourth returned from the restroom and asked:
"What are all the congratulations for? ' One of the three said: "We were talking about the pride we feel for the successes of our sons. ...What about your son?"
The fourth man replied: "My son is gay and makes a living dancing as a stripper at a nightclub." The three friends said: "What a shame... what a disappointment."
The fourth man replied: "No, I'm not ashamed. He's my son and I love him. And he hasn't done too bad either. His birthday was two weeks ago, and he Received a beautiful 30,000 square foot mansion, a brand new jet and a top of the line Mercedes from his three boyfriends."
Monday, September 1, 2008
For me September is a recollection of great song inspired by this month, September Morn (Neil Diamond) September (Earth, Wind & Fire) See you in September (Tempos, The Happenings) When Summer is Gone (Gary Lewis and the Playboy) and many more, and I remember there was once a Pinoy movie "See You in September".
I'll see you in September when summer is gone...this is one of my favorite song during my childhood years
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Kris: Magandang gabi mga kapamilya, sa gameshow na ito importante ang sagot sa nag-iisang katanungang Deal or no Deal. Ang ating player ngayong gabi ay walang iba kundi ang fastest-rising household services manager na si Inday![umentra si Inday at nagpalakpakan ang mga tao]
Kris: Ok Inday, choose a briefcase.
Inday: Kris, I would opt for case #4 please.
Kris: Briefcase # 4… si Sharmel. Inday, matanong ko lang, how did you come up with the number 4?
Inday: Oh, do you really want to know Kris?
Kris: Oo naman. I’m sure kaya ko naman maintindihan yung sasabihin mo eh.
Inday: The number 4 was acquired based on a probability distribution function that involves integrating up to an area greater than or equal to that random number which should be generated between 0 and 1 for proper distributions.
Kris: Syet. tanong tanong pa kasi eh.
Kris: Ok Inday, choose 6 briefcases to open.
Inday: I would opt for 7, 24, 12, 2, 15 and 20.
Kris: Wait lang Inday, usually isa isa lang ang pagbubukas natin ng case…
Inday: Why is that? As if I can change the outcome if we’re to open a case each time I blurt out a number as opposed to opening each case immediately one after the other right?
Kris: Hayyy…babaguhin pa talaga mechanics (bulong sa sarili).
Kris: Anwyay, di bale na lang nga… tuloy tayo. Number 7. Natalie buksan na!![Yung audience sumisigaw ng LOWER!! LOWER!!!]
Kris: Teka lang, bago natin buksan… Inday, usually ang mga contestants naten ay sumisigaw ng “LOWER" every time magbubukas ng case.
Inday: Kris, I guess that’s not the way I was taught in grade school. You see, I was taught that we should only use the comparative form of the word or add “ER" to the adjective if we are comparing two things. And since it is only the first briefcase that we are going to open, we have nothing to compare it to. Am I right? [natahimik ang audience at napaisip]
Kris: Oo nga no! Kris: Sige Natalie, Buksan mo na.[Ang laman ng briefcase 7 ay Piso… Palakpakan ang mga tao]
Kris: Good start! Ano yung next case mo ulit?
Inday: Case number 24 please.
Kris: Chloe… buksan na…[Audience sumisigaw ulit ng LOWER!! LOWER!!]
Kris: Wait lang guys, Inday may nabuksan ng case baket di ka pa rin sumisigaw ng “Lower" ?
Inday: Oh my goodness Kris, how long have you been doing this? Have you ever encountered a value that is lower than a peso in this game? Tell me, is there any value left lower than the one we just opened? Sheesh.[Napaisip ulit ang audience at natahimik]
Kris: Aarrgghh!!!! Chloe buksan na lang nga, pati na rin yung 12, 2, 15 and 20 buksan na rin para matapos na. [naiirita na][At sunod sunod na ngang nabukas ang mga case ni Inday][nag-ring ang phone]
Inday: Ahh Kris, to save more time can you tell Banker that I’m not interested in his first offer. In the history of this game of chance, I have yet to see someone accept a first offer from the banker. It’s quite pathetic and pretentious for contestants to pause and look around the audience as if asking for advice before ultimately rejecting the first offer. I mean come on, isn’t that a waste of airtime?
Banker: Potahhh!!! [narinig sa set kahit sarado ang kwarto ni banker]- Ito ang unang pagkakataon na marinig ng mga audience ang boses ni banker sa Deal or no Deal.… dumating na sa kalagitnaan ng show at mukhang minamalas na si Inday…
Kris: Ok Inday, mukhang kelangan na natin ng tulong sa mga friends mo… sino ba yung bigotilyong lalaki na naka-polo? Ano name nya?
Inday: Ahh, that’s my master Mr. Montemayor.
Kris: Ahhh sya pala yun, how cute naman pala eh. Sige sir, give us a number.
Mr. Montemayor: Hi Kris, good evening. I’m a fan. I choose number 22 please.
Kris: Ano Inday ok ba yung number 22?
Inday: Whatever, we shouldn’t bite the hand that feeds us anyway. Go ahead.
Kris: [taray naman] Sofie, buksan na![ang laman ng briefcase 22 ay 5,000]
Kris: Good job! Sino naman yung gwapong lalake na naka jumper na katabi ni Mr. Montemayor? What’s his name?
Inday: Ahh, that’s my on again off again boyfriend, Dodong the gardener.
Kris: Ooohh, sya pala yun. Ok Dodong, give us a number!
Dodong: Hi babes, I choose briefcase 9 if it’s ok with you. If not, it’s ok with me as long as it’s ok with you.
Kris: Ano raw? Inday, number 9 daw ok say0?
Inday: Yes Kris, it’s fine with me.
Kris: Wow ang bait pag kay Dodong. Ederlyn… buksan na!!…nanlaki ang mga mata ni Inday at hindi sya makapaniwala. Natahimik at mukhang kakapusin sya ng hininga…
Inday: YOU!!! How dare you invade my moment![nagulat si Kris at ang mga audience sa reaksyon ni Inday. Nagpatawag si Kris ng commercial break at nagpakuha ng tubig para kay Inday.]Nagkatitigan sina Inday at Ederlyn. Nakangisi si Ederlyn habang hawak ang briefcase ni Inday.
Ederlyn: Pinapangako ko, Inday… pagbukas luluhod ang mga tala! hahahahaha!
Inday: What? Can you speak up? What are you mumbling up there. Can somebody give her a microphone please?
Kris: Ano ba!! Tama na nga ang drama ninyo, Ederlyn buksan mo na ang case at umexit ka na kung ayaw mong mapalitan! (naiirita na si Kris)Dali-daling binuksan ni Ederlyn ang briefcase at ang laman ay… P3,000,000.Nanghinayang ang mga audience… Ang mga natirang values ay 250, 1K, 20K, 50K, and 500K.Inday: NooOoo…. (sabay tingin kay Dodong at napapaluha), how could you…Dodong: I’m so sorry Inday, please forgive me.
Kris: Hayyy, drama again. Ang offer ni banker sa pagbabalik ng Kapamilya, Deal.. or No Deal![pagtapos ng commercial break… mukhang composed na ulit si Inday]
Kris: Inday, are you okay? Ang offer ni banker ay 99 thousand pesos. ‘Sing rami siguro ng pilipinong pinadugo mo ng ilong. Is it a Deal or No Deal?Tahimik lang si Inday tilang may kinocompute sa ulo habang ang mga audience ay nagsisigawan ng “No Deal!" , ang iba naman ay “Deal!" .
Kris: Wait lang, kung mapapansin ninyo we have only have 5 cases left, and among those 5, apat doon ay mas maliit na value…
Inday: Kris, do you mind? Can I do my own thinking?Natameme si Kris, pati ang audience ay natahimik.
Kris: Taray to the max! (pabulong sa sarili)
Inday: Ok, I’m ready. Upon looking at the reality of the situation, 80% of the cases left have at least 49K less than the banker’s offer. The only way I can do better than what is offered is that if my case contains the 500k or I’d get to open one of the four lower values. But I have to keep in mind that there’s only 20% probability that this would happen. I have to take note, however, that the banker’s offer is roughly around 15% lower than the offer I expected based on the arithmetic mean of the values left.
Kris: Lorddd… panaginip ba ‘to? Ayokonaaa….
Inday: Accepting a deal for less than the mean should generally be regarded as a weak decision so I would say, NO DEAL!Limang briefcase na lang ang natitira at kasama na doon ang case ni Inday…
Kris: My God, nakaka-stress itong episode na ito ha. Baka dumugo na rin ang ilong ko sa’yo Inday. Sige Inday, go ahead and choose 1 briefcase!
Inday: Ok Kris, I choose briefcase #5 please?
Kris: Briefcase #5! Mimi bago mo buksan yan I would first like to thank Figliarina by Schubizz for my sandals, Bambi Fuentes for my hair and make-up and Pepsi Herrera for my gown tonight.
Kris: Ok Mimi, buk…
Inday: Ahh Kris, can I also take time to thank a few people? I mean, I did save us a few minutes of airtime right?
Kris: (“kapal naman talaga ng mukha!" …bulong sa sarili) Sige, ok lang go ahead. (naka-smile pa rin)
Inday: Thanks! Yes, I would like to thank Frank Provost for my hair and make-up, Jimmy Choo for my sandals and my dear friend Oscar dela Renta for my gown tonight.BLAG!! Tinumba ni Kris ang podium at nagwalk-out. Hindi na natapos ang show kaya’t binigyan na lang ni Banker si Inday ng kalahating milyon para sa kanyang oras.
Inday: Oh, and thanks to the people of Cartier for sending me these nice earrings for tonight!
[Ito ang isa sa mga un-aired episode ng Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal]
Monday, August 25, 2008
bahala na ang taga-London bakit ko ba pino-problema yun eh marami naman silang sikat na Artist, mag-concert lang ito ok na.
At ano naman ang kapalaran ng mga Pinoy na atleta dati pa rin kasi bulok pa rin ang sport program natin. At ang isang sport na pumapatay sa sport program natin ay yung sobrang pagka-humaling natin sa larong basketball. (eh, wala rin naman pag-asa ang Pilipinas sa basketball.) Siguro bawasan natin ang mga sponsor sa basketball at ipalaro natin lalo na sa mga estudyante ang ibang sport na doon ay hindi kailangan ang heights factor para manalo
Ok na muna ito ha, maghahanap lang ako ng mabu-bugbog na mga sport officials natin.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Minsan may mga usapin na hindi na dinadaan sa mahabang usapan;
Nagsasawa na ako. Mabuti pang patayin mo na lang ako" - electric fan
" Hindi lahat ng walang salawal ay bastos" - Winnie d' pooh
" Wala na ba akong karapatang magmahal? " - gasolina
" Hindi lahat ng green ay masustansya." -plema
" Ayoko ko lang naman na sa harap ng maraming tao ganun mo na lang ako itanggi.." -utot
" Sawang sawa na ako palagi nalang akong pinagpapasa-pasahan, pagod na pagod na ako." - Bola
" Hindi lahat ng pink, KIKAY!" - Patrick (friend of sponge Bob)
" Mahirap ba talagang makontento sa isa? bakit palipat-lipat ka? -TV
" Hindi lahat ng maasim ay may vitamin C " - kili-kili
" Ulit-ulitin mo man akong alisin sa buhay mo, babalik at babalik pa rin ako " -libag
" Huwag mo na akong bilugin! " - kulangot
" Paano tayo makakabuo kung hindi ako papatong sa iyo? " - Lego block toys
" Hindi lahat ng dugo ay puwedeng i-donate " - regla
" Bawl tumaye dewto" basa ng turistang kano sa nakasulat sa pader " Bawal Tumae dito."
" Alam ko naman na katawan ko lang anghabol mo." - wife of an tattoo artist
"One fifty pa po." - jeepney at tricycle drivers na nagtaas ng pamasahe
" Ang haba naman ng pila" reklamo ng mga bibili ng NFA rice
" Sana tumama ako. " tumataya sa lotto
" Huwag po, lolo ! - A girl being molested by her grandfather.
" Matagal na kaming nakatira dito!" - sigaw ng mga eskwater na dine-demolish ng MMDA
" Hu-hu-hu-hu? " -iyak ng mga upahang crying ladies
" Hu ~ hu - hu -hu - ! - " - iyak ni Jinggoy ng mamatay si Daboy
" Si Zsa-Zsa ang viagra ko " - Dolphy
"Ayoko ko na, talaga ! " - reklamo ng 4 na beses ng bumabagsak sa board exam
" Bakit ang taas ng bill ko! " - Reaksyon ng kostumer ng Meralco bill
" Huwag dyan, Huwag dyan, may kiliti ako dyan " - kanta ng the Bodies.
" Walang kai-kaibigan, walang kama-kamag-anak." - Erap inaugural speech
" Tandaan ang buhay ay weather-weather lang " - Kim Atienza (weather forecaster)
"Ang nakatira sa siyudad, may urbanidad" - MMDA Chairman Bayani Fernando
" Teka, Saan ninyo ako dadalhin? - Jun Lozada (when he was escorted upon his arrival)
" Walang tawirang nakakamatay" - Footbridge
" Kasalanan ng PAGASA" -sagot ng Sulpicio sa paglubog ng kanilang barko.
" Ibagsak si Gloria ! - sigaw ng mga militante nuong SONA.
" ???????" - mga nakinig sa SONA
" I am sorry." - (GMA)
Friday, August 8, 2008
Opening of the 29th Summer Olympic in Beijing, China. 8 is a lucky number among the chinese and they're quite lucky when they won the bidding (after several denials) in hosting the 2008 olympic.
BIRD'S NEST - SIGNATURE STADIUM OF THE BEIJING OLYMPIC
The National Stadium also known as the Bird's Nest, lit up at night during rehearsals for the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
The stadium seats 91,000, boasts a floor space of 258,000 sq meters, and will host both the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as all track and field events and the soccer final.
The large steel skeleton of the project weighs 42,000 tons, with the roof and the hanging parts around it accounting for 11,200 tons. The stadium has taken nearly three years to be built
The "fuwa" are Beijing's Olympic mascots. The five mascots, which resemble cuddly teddy bears, represented four of China's most popular animals -- the fish, the panda, the Tibetan antelope and the swallow -- as well as the Olympic flame.
"Fuwa" is a Chinese word that translates as blessed or happy children. The mascots were intended to symbolize China's welcome to the children of the world for the Games, according to the Olympic organizing committee.
We, Filipinos considered the no. 8 as unlucky number. Our folks called this number as "pilipit' and they keep on advising to refrain from business, marriages, travels etc..
On that no. 8 supertition...Tsino are optimistic while the Pinoy is pessimistic.
Honestly I don't believe that number has something to do with luck and bad luck.
But I'm still hoping that our athletes will compete well and bring home the medals.
Monday, August 4, 2008
Bilib ako sa commercial ni Juday, biro mo naipaliwanag niya in 30 sec ang masalimuot na system loss na yan..:) Na ang system loss daw ay ay katulad ng pagbili natin ng yelo na natunaw habang papauwi tayo. Tama si Juday sa kanyang paliwanag ng system loss, pero kung tayo ang bibili ng yelo at ayaw talaga nating mabawasan ang yelong binili, siempre magdadala tayo ng styrofoam ice box o Coleman.
Ang tawag diyan ay increase the efficiency. Kung baga sa mga distribution utilities ayusin nila nang husto ang electrical network, pati na ang mga substation and step-down transformers para nagooperate sila sa maximum efficiencies. Kung lumang-luma na, palitan o di kaya imaintenance. Tapos, ireduce, at kung maaari ay alisin, ang mga administrative inefficiencies, tulad ng wrong meter readings, pilferage ! at kung ano ano pa...
At alam ba ninyo na hindi lang meralco ang nagpapasa ng system loss? Pati ang TRANSCO na government owned at siyang nag me maintain ng power grid. Balak ipasa or naipasa na ng TRANSCO ang 2.98% ng system loss nya sa meralco.. at syempre kanino pa ba naman iyan sisingilin ng meralco..
Ngayon alam na natin kung bakit natunaw ang yelong binili ni Juday.. pero part pa lamang yan ng equation kung bakit mataas ang singil ng ating koryente, kunin ang electric bill.. at heto ang component ng ating electric bill...
Generation charge Tax on Generation charge
Transmission charge Tax on Transmission charge
System loss Tax on System Loss
Distribution, Metering and Supply charges
Lifeline rate subsidies Tax on distribution, metering and supply charges and lifeline rate subsidies
Local franchise tax Universal charges
I-add mo lahat yan at yan ang total electric bill mo.
At ang malupit dito ay 5 beses tayong sinisingil sa tax (ow, baka koryente nanaman yan?, paki paliwanag nga?) Ok,(kapit kaibigan baka mahulog ka sa kinauupuan mo)
Para lalo nating mapansin, ganito ang flow ng kuryente bago dumating sa bahay natin.. Ang napocor or IPP ang mag po produce ng koryente...bago pa maka alis ng planta ang koryente, magbabayad na tayo ng tax na 51 cents /kwh. Ang kuryenteng iyan ay padadaanin ngayon sa TRANSCO, papunta sa distribution utility natin gaya ng Meralco.. Muli tayong bubuwisan ng gobyerno, this time 11 cents/kwh Pag nakarating sa Meralco ang kuryente, muli sisingilin tayo ng buwis ng gobyerno, ng distribution tax at franchise tax... At dahil magbabayad tayo ng system loss muli na naman tayong bubuwisan ng gobyerno... ng system loss tax.. At eto pa ang kwela sa lahat, after i-suma ang iyong electric charges.. papatawan kang muli ng tax.. this time yung 12% e-vat. Imagine 5 Tax na binayaran mo, yung tax na yun eh (bubwisitin ka pa, este)bubuwisan pang muli ng isa pang tax... Ang alam ko po sa batas bawal ang double taxation... pero sa ginagawang ito ng gobyerno.. siguro naaayon na sa batas kase lampas na sa double eh (sarcastic lang po)
At upang madagdagan pa ang sama ng loob nating mga Pinoy... Ang napocor, ayon sa batas ay kinakailangan mag imbak ng supply ng coal na tatagal ng 5 taon.. pero ano ginagawa ng napocor... sasairin nila yung supply nila ng coal upang tumagal lamang ng isang taon, at dahil paubos na, mapipilitan silang mag conduct ng emergency purchase na di na dadaan sa bidding.. or kung dumaan man, dahil sa ikli ng time table, walang makakapag- bid. Kaya si Napocor bibili ng coal, hindi sa lowest bidder, kundi sa kanilang preferred suplier.. ang masaya pa nito, anlaki na ng patong.. higit pa sa doble ng actual price ng coal sa market.. idagdag pa dyan ang arkila ng mga barko na gagamitin sa pag ta-transport ng coal... na syempre muling pagkakakitaan ng mga Napocor executives.
Sobra na nga pinapataw na tax sa atin ninanakawan pa tayo ng gobyerno natin..NG EXECUTIVE AT LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT KUNG MINSAN SUMASAMA NA RIN ANG JUDICIARY: ito ay classic case na naman ng That the Philippines is really run like hell by the Filipinos.
AAARRGGGGHH! (BUHAY KA PA BA?)
Monday, July 28, 2008
Mula pa nuong ako'y na hayskul ay marami ng "ismo" ang tumatak sa aking isipan tulad ng kapitalismo, Imperyalismo, koloniyalismo, kumunismo. Ang mga makakaliwa (left leaning group) ang siyang pasimuno sa mga terminong ito na ibagsak lahat ng uri ng "ismo", maliban siguro sa kumunismo na hindi naman nila inaamin at di rin tinatanggi.
Tatlong magkakasalungat na isipan ang pinagtatagni-tagni ko sa linggong ito para makabuo marahil ng isang isyu. Una bakit ang isang matabang hayop tulad ng panda ay natutong mag-kung-fu sa napaka-iksing panahon para iligtas ang Tsina. Pero maa-aliw ka naman sa pelikulang ito bagamat piniratang dvd lamang ang kopya ko.
Pangalawa ang apat na makakaibigan na babae ewan ko kung nalipasan na ng panahon ang kanilang pagkababae at parang normal lang sa kanila ang magpalit ng mga karelasyong-sekswal. (dito medyo natatawagan ako ng pansin dahil parang isinasabuhay na rin ito ng ilang mga Filipina) guilt-less sex kadalasan ang tema ng mga ito pero may kakaibang karisma ito lalo na sa mga kababaihan dahil may itinuturo rin itong aral tungkol sa relasyong sekswal at emosyonal. Dito mo makikita ang lawak ng koloniyalismo ng Hollywood dahil sa loob lamang ng ilang oras ay kaya na nitong baguhin ang istilo at moral ng mga nanunood ng mga pelikula.
Ay ano ba ang masasabi ko sa SONA ng Pangulo, laging ganito naman ang senaryo taon-taon. ang buhol-buhol na trapik diyan sa Batasan, ang ingay ng mga nagma-matsa at ang pagratsada ni Gloria sa kanyang talumpati. Hindi lamang ang panunood ng sine ang kaaliwan ng mga Pinoy, libangan na rin natin ngayon ang magreklamo sa buhay.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Lumipas ang taon, muling nagpakita ang Diyos kay Noah. Walang arkong nagawa si Noah at galit na galit siyang tinanong ng Diyos, "Nasaan ang arko na ipinagawa ko sa iyo?" Tumugon si Noah, "Patawarin po ninyo ako kung di po natupad ang utos Ninyo! Kalbo na po ang kagubatan wala na pong kahoy at nagkaruon pa po ng iba't-ibang problema sa plano po ninyo."
At inilahad ni Noah ang mga sagabal na nakaharap niya sa pag-gawa ng arko. Humingi siya ng Mayor's permit pero papayag lang daw si Mayor kung ang gagawa ng arko ay ang construction firm ng kanyang pamangkin. Tumungo siya sa Congressman pero papayag lang daw si Congressman kung may matatanggap siyang 30% commission. Pumayag po ako pero nagtayo ng unyon ang mga kinuha kong manggagawa at nag-strike.
Natunugan ng mga left-leaning groups ang kanyang balak at ang mga ito ay nag-rally dahil daw sa hindi makatarungang pagpili ng mga taong sasakay sa arko (mga taong naniniwala lang sa Diyos ang pwedeng sumakay). Nakisali sa rally ang mga bakla at tomboy dahil bias daw na normal na mag-asawa lang ang pwedeng sumakay. Ang civil society group ay nakisali na rin sa gulo dahil napag-alaman daw nila na ang pondong gagamitin sa paggawa ng arko ay galing sa donasyon ng mga gambling lords at katas ng huweteng. Sa kaguluhang ito ay napilitang magpatawag ng hearing ang senado "in aid of legislation". Sinubukan ni Noah na gamitin ang EO 464 para makaiwas sa hearing pero dahil hindi sya executive official, napilitan siyang tumistigo. Nang malaman ng senado na utos ng Diyos ang pagpapagawa ng arko, dineklara nila itong unconstitutional dahil hindi raw nito iginalang ang separation ng church at state .
Nakialam na rin ang ISAFP at DOJ na ito raw ay gagamitin ng grupong Magdalo sa binabalak nilang coup laban kay Arroyo. Nilapitan ni Noah si Mike Defensor para makipag-usap kay GMA. Payag daw si GMA na ituloy ang arko kung ipapaskil daw sa arko ang malaking mukha ni Arroyo na may slogan "Towards a Strong Republic".
"Hindi po ako pumayag kaya hanggang ngayon po ay may TRO ang pag-gawa ng arko. Sa palagay ko po kailangan ko pa ng 10 taon para matapos ang inyong proyekto." Ang huling wika ni Noah.
Napa-iling ang Diyos at sinabing, "Di ko na kailangang wasakin pa ang bansang ito.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Monday, June 30, 2008
Thank you for those who read and share my mind even the issue is so shallow. The truth is I hate to post blog in english 'coz my grammar is poor but I must admit the fact that writing in english has it's advantage, you create the impression that you are inteligent while writing the most stupid things... but who can stop me from writing of some foolish and non-sense things on my blog.
Oh, before I forgot the real issue here, it's my birthday tomorrow, to be exact every 2nd day of July. Couple of days ago I had some strange feelings how to accept that I become a golden boy.(yes few hours from now I turn 50) Scary, How can I deal with people who will call you "tatang" (old man) few years from now or sooner, but right now I am comfortable when they address me as "kuya" (old brother)
I don't want to look back to some of my misfortune, some regreting moments of my life, careers, lovelife etc..because I was really grateful to God who gave me those precious years good or bad. Now I was blessed w/ 2 kids and my wife, what can i say about her? she's an angel (don't get me wrong she's still alive) My life now is my family and it was all that matters to me.
If life were just, we would be born old and achieve youth about the time we'd save enough to enjoy it.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
The idea for creating a day for children to honor their fathers began in Spokane, Washington. A woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd thought the idea for Father’s Day while listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909.
Having been raised by her father, William Jackson Smart, after her mother died , Sonora wanted her father to know how special he was to her, It was her father that made all the parental sacrifices and was, in the eyes of his daughter a courageous, selfless, and loving man.
Sonora’s father born in June, so she chose to hold the the first Father’s Day celebration in Spokane, Washington on the 19th of June, 1910.
Father’s Day was recognized by a Joint Resolution of Congress in 1956. In 1972, President Richard Nixon established a permanent national observance of Father’s Day to be held on the third Sunday of June.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Ang Blog na yata ang pinakamagandang pangyayari sa internet dahil dito ay napakaraming isipan at pananaw ang iyong matutuklasan hindi tulad dati na monopolisado lang ito ng iilan na manunulat sa diyaryo at magasin. Ngayon kahit sino ay pwedeng mag-blog sa iba't-ibang kategorya at hindi mo na rin problema ang matanggihan ng mga publikasyon dahil ikaw na rin ang awtor at patnugot nito. Ayon sa pag-aaral mahigit 200 libong pinoy na ang nagba-blog sa iba't-ibang kategorya, Hanap-buhay ito ng ilan, marami rin na ginagawa itong talambuhay, ang iba'y wala lang (tulad ko) pero ang nakakatuwa meron nabuboong magandang ugnayan sa mga blogista at ito ang magandang parte marami kang nagiging kaibigan na kasundo mo at kasalungat na rin sa takbo ng iyong isipan
Kaya blog na kaya mo ito, bro!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
"Whistle Blower" (na ginagamit naman ng kongreso at senado para sa mga ekpose at hearing laban sa administrasyon).
Mga Pulitikong lumalabas sa mga "commercial ads".
Ang telebisyon na-nagbibigay ng kaunting aliw sa paulit-ulit na tele-drama na hango sa naman sa kwentong komiks nuon ay siyang kinahihibangan ng masa mula sa pag-giling ni Marimar hanggan sa pag-langoy ni Dyesebel.
Ngayon ang pagkatao ng mga Pinoy ay lubhang bumaba mula sa pagiging timawa sa pagpila sa bigas hanggan sa pagbebenta ng mga laman-loob para mabuhay lamang sa mundong ito. Umaalsa ang masa habang patuloy na nagmamahal ang arina.
Halina kalkalin natin ang basura at magkunwaring ayos lang ang buhay at pamumuhay. Hay, Pinoy....Sino ka na ba?
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Once you have discovered your Birth Number, forward this emaill to the rest of your friends, including the one who sent this to you. Put your number in the Subject and Pass it on!
Your birth date describes who we are, what we are good at and what our inborn abilities are. It also points to what we have to learn and the challenges we are facing.
To figure out your Birth Number, add all the numbers in the birth Date together, like in the example, until there is only one digit. A Birth Number does not prevent you from being anything you want to be, it will just color your choice differently and give you a little insight.
Example March 20, 1950
3 + 20 + 1950 = 1973
1 + 9 + 7 + 3 = 20
2 + 0 = 2
Keep going until you end up with a single digit number. 2 is the Birth Number to read for the birth date in the example.
#1 THE ORIGINAL
#2 THE PEACEMAKER
#3 THE LIFE OF THE PARTY
#4 THE CONSERVATIVE
#5 THE NONCONFORMIST
#6 THE ROMANTIC
#7 THE INTELLECTUAL
#8 THE BIG SHOT
#9 THE PERFORMER
# 1 - THE ORIGINATOR 1's are originals. Coming up with new ideas and executing them is natural. Having things their own way is another trait that gets them as being stubborn and arrogant. 1's are extremely honest and do well to learn some diplomacy skills. They like to take the initiative and are often leaders or bosses, as they like to be the best. Being self-employed is definitely helpful for them. Lesson to learn: Others' ideas might be just as good or better and to stay open minded. Famous 1's: Tom Hanks, Robert Redford, Hulk Hogan, Carol Burnett, Wynona Judd, Nancy Reagan, Raquel Welch.
#2 - THE PEACEMAKER 2's are the born diplomats. They are aware of others' needs and moods and often think of others before themselves. Naturally analytical and very intuitive they don't like to be alone. Friendship and companionship is very important and can lead them to be successful in life, but on the other hand they'd rather be alone than in an uncomfortable relationship.. Being naturally shy they should learn to boost their self-esteem and express themselves freely and seize the moment and not put things off. Famous 2's: President Bill Clinton, Madonna, Whoopee Goldberg, Thomas Edison, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
# 3 - THE LIFE OF THE PARTY 3's are idealists. They are very creative, social, charming, romantic and easygoing. They start many things, but don't always see them through. They like others to be happy and go to great lengths to achieve it. They are very popular and idealistic. They should learn to see the world from a more realistic point of view. Famous 3's: Alan Alder, Ann Landers, Bill Cosby, Melanie Griffith, Karen Roundbutt, Salvador Dali, Jodi Foster.
# 4 - THE CONSERVATIVE 4's are sensible and traditional. They like order and routine. They only act when they fully understand what they are expected to do. They like getting their hands dirty and working hard. They are attracted to the outdoors and feel an affinity with nature. They are prepared to wait and can be stubborn and persistent. They should learn to be more flexible and to be nice to themselves. Famous 4's: Neil Diamond, Margaret Thatcher, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tina Turner, Paul Hogan, Oprah Winfrey
# 5 - THE NONCONFORMIST 5's are the explorers. Their natural curiosity, risk taking and enthusiasm often land them in hot water. They need diversity, and don't like to be stuck in a rut. The whole world is their school and they see a learning possibility in every situation. The questions never stop. They are well advised to look before they take action and make sure they have all the facts before jumping to conclusions. Famous 5's: Abraham Lincoln, Charlotte Bronte, Jessica Walter, Vincent Van Gogh, Bette Midler, Helen Keller and Mark Hail.
# 6 - THE ROMANTIC 6's are idealistic and need to feel useful to be happy. A strong family connection is important to them. Their actions influence their decisions. They have a strong urge to take care of others and to help. They are very loyal and make great teachers. They like art or music. They make loyal friends who take the friendship seriously. 6's should learn to differentiate between what they can change and what they cannot. Famous 6's: Albert Einstein, Jane Seymour, John Denver, Meryl Streep, Christopher Columbus, Goldie Hawn.
#7 - THE INTELLECTUAL 7's are the searchers. Always probing for hidden information, they find it difficult to accept things at face value. Emotions don't sway their decisions. Questioning everything in life, they don't like to be questioned themselves. They're never off to a fast start, and their motto is slow and steady wins the race. They come across as philosophers and being very knowledgeable, and sometimes as loners. They are technically inclined and make great researchers uncovering information. They like secrets. They live in their own world and should learn what is acceptable and what is not in the world at large. Famous 7's: William Shakespeare, Lucille Ball, Michael Jackson, Joan Baez, Princess Diana.
# 8 - THE BIG SHOT 8's are the problem solvers. They are professional, blunt and to the point, have good judgment and are decisive. They have grand plans and like to live the good life. They take charge of people, They view people objectively. They let you know in no uncertain terms that they are the boss! They should learn to exude their decisions on their own needs rather than on what others want. Famous 8's: Edgar Cayce, Barbara Streisand, George Harrison, Jane Fonda, Pablo Picasso, Aretha Franklin, Nostrodamus.
#9 - THE PERFORMER 9's are natural entertainers. They are very caring and generous, giving away their last dollar to help. With their charm, they have no problem making friends and nobody is a stranger to them. They have so many different personalities that people around them have a hard time understanding them. They are like chameleons, ever changing and blending in. They have tremendous luck, but also can suffer from extremes in fortune and mood. To be successful, they need to build a loving foundation. Famous 9's: Albert Schweitzer, Shirley MacLaine, Harrison Ford, Jimmy Carter, Elvis Presley.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Subject: An Insult to the Filipinos
...ignorance excuses no one, Mr. Art Bell of Nevada.
Subject: HATE LETTER
This is a very disturbing open E-mail letter to all Filipinos around the world; specially here in North America!, from a man who has the power to reach million of people. (he's a radio talk host) Please read on........... Here is yet another person who has taken advantage of his power and privilege to use hateful words and racial stereotypes that breed further ignorance and intolerance in our society. Art Bell is a talk radio host who has two shows that he broadcasts from his home in Nevada, that is rebroadcast by 400 stations across the country. He's written 2 books. He lived in Okinawa, Japan for some years and had a radio program on the English station here. And, though it's hard to believe after reading the following letter from him, he actually has been to the Philippines (he's traveled fairly extensively around the world). Check out his website listed at the end to get a who's spreading this hateful ignorance. And letter is so degrading, I think it's really important that everybody read this and not attack him, but respond to him in a civilized manner because otherwise his thoughts will be reaffirmed. Understand that not everyone has a viewpoint like we do, and that this is an opinion of someone who hopefully can be changed only by civil actions. - May Munoz
Filipinos... ..*make me puke* (Art Bell) As we've all come to notice, in the past few decades, Filipinos have begun to infest the United States like some sort of disease. Their extensive involvement in the U.S. Armed Forces is proof of the trashy kind of qualities all Filipinos tend to exhibit on a regular basis. You can see this clearly by studying the attitudes and cultural Icons of most Filipino Americans. Origins of Pinoys/Pinays: Are they really Asian? Well we've come to accept the fact the Filipinos come from a part of the world known as South East Asia. But the term 'Asia' is used in the wrong way. You may notice that contemporary Filipino Americans try very hard to associ ate themselves with groups that we know as Asian. I cannot count the number of times I have seen a 'Third World' Filipino try to connect themselves to the Chinese or Japanese people. There is no connection and here's why. The Philippines is a Third World country. Nothing respectable has EVER been created by Filipino people during our entire human history. Young Filipino men in America have become obsessed with 'import racing'. They have an enormously perverted affection for Japanese cars. It's a common phenomenon.. In their minds, these Filipinos somehow believe that they are Asian and that it somehow connects them to Japanese people and Japanese cars. They often take credit for the ingenuity of Japanese people and say how it's an 'Asian thing'. This term...'Asian thing' derived directly from African American slang 'blackthang' . 'It's a black thang. 'It's an asian thang.' You can see the connection. It's even funnier that, in Japan, Filipinos are heavily discriminated against. The only filipinos that can live successfully in Japan are the filipino prostitutes. But that's the case for most Filipino people no matter where they live in the world. Now we've come down to this fact...and it is a fact. Nothing in Filipino Culture can be seen as Asian. They have no architectural, artistic, or cultural influence which is in ANY way, asian. Thinking of the great countries in Asia such as Japan, Korea, and China there is no way you can possibly connect the Philippine Islands. This assault by filipino americans to connect themselves with the great peoples of North East Asia is foul and disgusting. Try visiting a young filipino's web site too. You'll see something called the 'Asian IRC Ring'. It has to do with the chatrooms. The most horrible thing about this is that these TRASHY people are trying to associate themselves with Asia again!! People in Asia don't act like, this at all.. What we are seeing here is the natural Filipino in it's element with full access to technology and this is how they act! You will consistently see this behavior over and over again. Another interesting thing is that these 'thirdworld' people also frequent RC chatrooms such as #chinese #japan and #asian. They must believe that they are some how related racially or culturally to North Asians. But it's completely WRONG! There might have been some distant contact With China and even less with Japan during World War II, but these people are actually more closely related to african americans and Mexican americans. Do the parents of these young filipinos know what's going on? Would they accept this? I believe that they would and do. This is the natural 'Trash' element in filipinos manifesting itself. Nothing good has ever come from Philippines and I don't believe anything good ever will. Recognizing your Roots (A Message to Filipinos) To all filipino people: Please recognize your ROOTS! You come from the Third World! You country is a disgusting and filthy place. Most people there live in poverty! Your culture has MUCH MORE SPANISH influence than chinese, and absolutely no JAPANESE influence whatsoever. People in Japan and China, do not act like you. They do not constantly talk about sex and they have a MUCH HIGHER level of RESPECT for each other. There is NO WAY that you can connect yourself to Asia other than location. Your culture and technological advancement does not even come CLOSE to What Chinese, people have done in the past and what Japanese and Korean people are doing now! Everything you do is distinctly filipino. You cannot take credit for Japanese cars, video games, or Hentai! It's not an 'asian thing' it's, an 'American thing'. You have no concept of culture...no concept of asian ideas or asian philosophy! Can you demonstrate how you use Confucianism or Taoism in you everyday life?? You can't. And you will NEVER be able to. I understand that you are trying to create an identity for yourselves as young people... but it is NOT related to Asia. Your Identity is Filipino. That's all you are. Just Filipino. Think about what that means....
[read may Munoz reply on comment}
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
I have some simple formula to share;
1. Love your own wife
2. It's okay to lust for other woman but not physically.
3. Love your children
4. It's okay to lie but don't cheat her.
5. Always say you love her
6. Make war, (sometimes arguments helps you understand each other)
7. If she is mad, don't panic just ignore her.
8. Help her in some households chores.
9. Avoid bar hoppings and gimmicks you're a married man always remembar that.
10. Make love once or twice a week.
Now, i realized that Prison and Marriage are both institution which are difficult to ecape.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
His wife responds, "He wasn't kissing my neck.! He was whispering in my ear. He told me that he's gay, thinks you're cute and is very attracted to you and asked if we had any Vaseline. I told him it was in the bathroom. Be strong. I love you, too."
Monday, March 31, 2008
This is a story from University of the Philippines (Diliman) about a young college girl who passed away last month. Her name was Tiffany. She was hit by a dumper truck. She had a boyfriend named Noel. Both of them were true lovers. They always hung on the phone. You could never see her without her cell phone. In fact she also changed her network coverage from Smart to Globe, so both of them can be on the same network, and save on the cost and get good network coverage. She spent half of the day talking with Noel. Tiffany's family knew about their relationship. Noel was very close with Tiffany's family. (Just imagine their love). Before she passed away she always told her friends 'If I pass away please bury me with my hand phone' she also said the same thing to her parents. After her death, people couldn't carry her coffin, I was there. A lot of them tried to do so but still couldn't, everybody including me, had tried to carry the coffin, the result is still the same. Eventually, they called a Feng Shui Master. He took a stick and started speaking to himself slowly. After a few minutes, he said 'THIS GIRL MISSES SOMETHING HERE '. Then her friends told the Master about her intentions to bury her with her phone. He then opened the coffin and places her phone and SIM card inside the casket. After that they tried to carry the coffin. It could be moved and they carried it into the van easily. All of us were shocked. Tiffany's parents did not inform Noel that Tiffany had passed away. After 2 weeks Noel called Tiffany's mom and said, 'I'm coming home today. Cook something nice for me. Don't tell Tiffany that I'm coming home today, I wanna surprise her.' Her mother replied... 'You come home first, I wanna tell you something very important.' After he came, they told him the truth about Tiffany. Noel thought that they were playing a fool. He was laughing and said 'don't try to fool me - tell Tiffany to come out, I have a gift for her. Please stop this nonsense'. Then they showed him her grave. Noel said, 'It's not true. We spoke yesterday. She still calls me, Noel was shaking. Suddenly, his phone rang. 'See this is from Tiffany, see this...' he showed the phone to Tiffany's family. All of them told him to answer. He talked using the loudspeaker mode. All of them heard his conversation. Loud and clear, no cross lines, no humming. It was the actual voice of Tiffany & there was no way others could use her SIM card since it was nailed inside the coffin. They were so shocked and asked for the Feng Shui Master's help again.The Master brought his co-masters to solve this matter. He & his co-masters worked for 5 hours. Then they discovered one thing... .
GLOBE HAS THE BEST COVERAGE... WHEREVER YOU GO, THEIR NETWORK FOLLOWS... ANG LAKAS TALAGA NG GLOBE... KAHIT NASAAN KA MAN... KAYA GLOBE NA KAYO NANG KAYO AY NAKAKASIGURADONG MALAYO ANG MARARATING NINYO... IYON LANG.... NAISAHAN KA BA! BUMAWI KA NA LANG SA IBA... HEHEHE
Saturday, February 23, 2008
DRINK WATER ON EMPTY STOMACH
It is popular in Japan today to drink water immediately after waking up every morning. Furthermore, scientific tests have proven its value. We publish below a description of use of water for our readers. For old and serious diseases as well as modern illnesses the water treatment had been found successful by a Japanese medical society as a 100% cure for the following diseases: Headache, Body ache, Heart system, Arthritis, Fast Heart Beat, Epilepsy, excess fatness, Bronchitis Asthma, TB, Meningitis, Kidney and Urine Diseases, Vomiting, Gastritis, Diarrhea, Piles, Diabetes, Constipation, all eye diseases, womb, Cancer and Menstrual Disorders, (ENT) - Ear, Nose and Throat diseases.
METHOD OF TREAMENT
1. As you wake up in the morning before brushing teeth, drink 4 x 160ml glasses of water... interesting!
2. Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minutes
3. After 45 minutes you may eat and drink as normal.
4. After 15 minutes of breakfast, lunch and dinner do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours.
5. Those who are old or sick and are unable to drink 4 glasses of water at the beginning may commence by taking little water and gradually increase it to 4 glasses per day.
6. The above method of treatment will cure diseases of the sick and others can enjoy a healthy life.
The following list gives the number of days of treatment required to cure/control/ reduce Main Diseases:
High Blood Pressure - 30 days ·
Gastric - 10 days ·
Diabetes - 30 days ·
Constipation - 10 days ·
Cancer - 180 days ·
TB - 90 days ·
Arthritic patients should follow the above treatment only for 3 days in the 1st week, and from 2nd week onwards - daily. This treatment method has no side effects, however at the commencement of treatment you may have to urinate a few times. It is better if we continue this and make this procedure as a routine work in our life. Drink Water and Stay healthy and Active.
This makes sense... the Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals not cold water. Maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating!!! Nothing to lose, everything to gain... For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this "sludge" reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.
A serious note about Heart Attacks: Women should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting. Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line. You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack. Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms. 60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know, the better chance we could survive... A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this mail sends it to everyone they know, you can be sure that we'll save at least one life.