Monday, December 22, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Here are the people that made my 2008 such a pain in the neck! Lol!
Michael Phelps (Olympic demigod)
Dang that guy!
He was his own country during the Olympic Games! He could have even represented himself and still be placed inside the top 10 countries in terms of gold medal wins!
Jun Lozada (Alleged National Whistleblower-cum-hero)
Really, somewhere inside my being doesn't wanna believe to his testimonies. It may be part-true (the government's corruption is a given factor) but his involvement in a larger-scale ouster plot looms smellier to me.
Rafael Nadal (Federer executioner)
For a BIGGGGGG Federer fan like me, Rafa's 2008 season wins were like jabs and punches on our faces. Its quite hard to see your idol massacred in Paris, robbed in Wimbledon and eventually be toppled off the top ranking he helpd for so long. The consolation that I got would be my idol's 13 major titles compared to Nadal's 5. Hahahaha!
Beyonce Knowles (Diva of all divas/ Booty of all booties)
Maybe its just me but I thought 2008 was really all about her star. And I really have to admit that she can be really, really stunning!
And for all those still not in-the-know, she's now married to Jay-Z.
Joc-joc Bolante (Philippines' Biggest Liar)
I don't know what to say about this guy. Maybe he can enter The Moment Of Truth and be eliminated right from the very first question!
Leighton Meester (newest TV craze)
Her Blair Waldorf character on the Gossip Girl show made me glued on the show!
Her character was evil yet too sweet. You would actually smile on her devious plans and she is the sweetest to the people whom she value the most.
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (Philippines' Most Loved Personality)
La Presidenta has got such strong grips to her power.
No matter how much the opposition would try to oust her, I think she is always at least a step ahead of them. I think cunning is the perfect word to describe her.
Manny Pacquiao (Philippines' Fastest-rising multi-millionaire)
In all fairness to Pacman, he has been consistent with boxing this year (or maybe his PR group has been very good) unlike 2007 which he has been distracted with other things besides boxing.
After his stunning dela Hoya win, I'm excited this early for his next fight!
Ellen DeGeneres (Early Evening Habit)
Thanks to local cable, I get to see Ellen DeGeneres show every weeknights. Though we are a night late in the Philippines, its still okay.
I love Ellen's random jokes. They never fail to make me and my 2008 laugh.
Yes you! You rocked my 2008!
You who reads and frequents my blog. You who stumbles upon my blog for no reason at all! You who was directed here by the Google search engine! You my blogger friends who continue to appreciate my work! Thank you!
Friday, December 19, 2008 by Jerick · 4
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
For our Christmas party exchange gift, I specifically mentioned on our Christmas wish list that I wanted either two pillows or some new flip-flops.
Christmas party came by last Saturday. And you know what I got?
Some freaking flat iron.
How could I possibly react to that?
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 by Jerick · 3
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I had a couple of questions for Sam Wu, the Amazing Race Asia 3 Winner (together with fellow Hong Konger Vince Chung). Apart from being US$50K richer because of the race, he is also an English professor at the City University of Hong Kong.
Though getting this interview almost felt like moving heaven and earth, his down-to-earthness and approachability (is that even a word?!) makes the job a lot easier.
Here are my questions to him...
THE COMFORT ROOMS: Were you really chosen to do the Sony Cybershot ad because of the fact that you won the race?
SAM WU: No, we weren’t chosen because we won the competition. The good people at Sony had no idea we won either! Not everyone at AXN knew we were the winner either. The results are kept extremely top secret. We were chosen based on another set of criteria, and it’s just crazy coincidence that for 2 years in a row, they’ve picked winners for their ads.
TCR: After the race, what’s in store for Sam Wu?
SW: For me, it’s back to teaching at the moment. It’s something I truly enjoy. I’ll probably continue teaching till the end of the academic year (June 09), then weigh my options. I’m considering doing educational consultancy work – like organizing overseas study tours for schools. Or maybe host a travel show? Hahaha! I’ll call it the Smurf Travels!
TCR: Who were you before the race started?
SW: I was someone who taught English and Communication full-time, but also pursued part-time my childhood passions of singing, acting and writing. I was a freelance writer for 11 years, and had my own a cappella group, Es’Choir, back in Singapore. In HK, I started singing back-up for a few local Cantopop stars, such as songbird Sandy Lam. I’d sing for her overseas tours, concerts, albums etc.
TCR: And who thought of joining the race between you and Vince?
SW: The truth is, I approached Vince to take part in the TARA 1. But Vince claims his schedule didn’t permit him to take part. But honestly, I think he just didn’t want to take part with me because I have a 15% permanent disability in my right ankle. I suffered a stress fracture when I fell off the cliff (yes, I survived a cliff fall) during my army training days in 1995. I’m not supposed to exert pressure on my right ankle, so he thought I’d be a liability during the race. Hahaha! But somehow, for TARA 3, Vince changed his mind and asked me if I was still interested in doing the Race. And I was like, “Are you sure?! My ankle is still the same! Not great!”.
TCR: How many clothes did you really bring for the race? Is there a specified number of clothing that you were allowed to bring? I always notice the white shirt and the blue shorts you keep on wearing!
SW: There isn’t a limit, but of course, everyone tries to pack as light as possible. And as you may know, we were only given half a day to prepare for the Race, so it meant that I just grabbed whatever was clean, old and light. I only brought 2 pairs of shorts, and maybe 4 tee-shirts?!
TCR: How long did the race run? Basing on the Amazing Race Asia Memories show, the race run for three weeks?
SW: I think that’s about right.
TCR: And speaking of the Amazing Race Asia Memories show, fans noticed the chemistry between Bernie Chan and Vince Chung. Any comments on that?
SW: Hehehehehe! All I shall say is they have a soft spot for each other. =)
TCR: Do you read the Amazing Race Asia forum?
SW: I read it occasionally but did not follow it.
TCR: For the third consecutive season, I noticed that the nice competitors have beaten the brawns (JoeJer and Zabrina over Sandy and Adrian and Collin over Marc and Rovilson). Being nice and low-key should be a sure winning strategy huh?
SW: I don’t know if it’s a winning strategy but clearly, having only brute physical strength is insufficient to secure a win. Apart from luck (which plays a huge, unforeseen factor), I would say that teams need to have good decision-making, tactical, analytical skills. Above all, great teamwork is almost compulsory. In-fighting only zaps your energy and causes you to lose focus.
TCR: Which of the legs would be the toughest one in your opinion?
SW: Honestly? I think the first 2 legs. We were a last minute replacement team, and we haven’t found our footing yet. As you may notice, in the first episode, we were constantly last for the first three challenges (due to bad taxi-drivers). It was very demoralizing. But we had to set that aside, and truly focus on not getting eliminated in the first round. The second leg was over 40 hours and just zapped the life out of us. We were so tired physically and mentally. I had never gone through anything like that in my entire life. Well, army training comes close…
TCR: Before the race actually started, who did you think would win the race? Why?
SW: Again, honestly, before the race actually started, Vince and I felt that we had an edge, seeing that we were both guys, and knew each other’s strengths and weaknesses very well. We knew we’d work well together, and complemented each other perfectly. We were each other’s foils, with Vince being the physically strong one, and me being the patient, strategic player. So, we thought we’d had a good chance to win. And after we found our footing and groove in Episode 3 (Vietnam) where we narrowly missed being first place by mere 3 minutes, we knew that we could really be a force to be reckoned. We definitely became much more confident in Episode 3.
TCR: Have you added up to the Celtic tattoo you have on your back?
SW: Nope!! Haha! Will remain loyal to my Celtic tattoo for now!
TCR: Any tip to all those who plans to create an audition tape for the race?
SW: A professionally made tape with music and animation is not necessary. The first 30 secs is crucial in catching the producers’ attention, so ensure that you have a hook. Producers are looking for something different, exciting, and something that will make for good TV. So be animated, be real, display solid chemistry with your team-mate, and prove to them that you’re not scared of the camera! They don’t want people who clam up or feel shy in front of the camera!
TCR: And when are you coming over to Manila to meet and greet your fans?
SW: Gosh! We really REALLY wanna come over to say hi to our Pinoy fans, who have been amazing in their support. Vince – who’s pursuing acting and hosting full-time – has understandably a less predictable schedule as you never know when a job will come up. Hence, it has been harder to plan for something. But we definitely wanna come over. If not in 2008, then for sure during the first half of 2009. This is a promise.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 by Jerick · 4
Monday, December 8, 2008
for lack of better words, allow me to copy an article from The Ring Magazine blog
Manny Pacquiao went into his megafight against Oscar De La Hoya on Saturday night in Las Vegas recognized by most experts as the best Asian fighter of all-time.
Now what do we call him?
One of the best fighters of his time – period? One of the best fighters of all time? Arguably, after what Pacquiao did to De La Hoya, both of the above now apply.
Consider: He started his career at 106 pounds, fought at 129 pounds less than a year ago and just beat the biggest draw in boxing and a certain Hall of Famer who has fought as heavy as 160 pounds.
That’s Henry Armstrongesque, which is the ultimate compliment in boxing.
It might be a reach to compare Pacquiao to a legend who held three world championships simultaneously and is recognized as one of the two or three greatest fighters who ever lived. However, that’s how Pacquiao’s accomplishments are starting to stack up.
He’s beaten four certain Hall of Famers: Erik Morales (two out of three meetings), Juan Manuel Marquez (a victory and a draw), Marco Antonio Barrera (twice) and now this, certainly the greatest feat in a sparkling career even if you believe De La Hoya has declined.
And, oh yeah, he’s won four world titles in four weight classes spanning 23 pounds.
How many fighters in recent years can make such claims? When all is said and done, Pacquiao could be the finest fighter since Sugar Ray Leonard was in his prime.
“I happen to think that that fighters like Pernell Whitaker and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are boxing virtuosos,” television analyst Larry Merchant said. “I have the highest respect for that. But … when you also have a guy who fights, who is willing to take to risks, to put his nose in there, a guy who thrills people, well, that’s a harder way to do it.
“When somebody does it, it’s the best boxing has to offer.”
Pacquiao took a risk for a chance to make history, moving up two weight classes to challenge an elite opponent who is four inches taller and has fought some of the best middleweights and junior middleweights in the world.
The Filipino idol fought at 129 pounds in March and then once at 135, his heaviest for any fight. On Friday, he weighed in officially at 142, an indication he really is more a junior welterweight than welterweight.
Meanwhile, De La Hoya, a 10-time titleholder in six weight classes himself, weighed 145 on Friday but has fought seven times in the 154-pound class, which means he’s a natural junior middleweight who dropped down to 147 for this fight.
That’s the main reason Pacquiao’s victory was so astonishing – he beat one of the era’s best fighters and an average-sized man even though he has the frame of jockey.
He was already on top of the boxing world as the consensus pound-for-pound best fighter. Now, he’s God-like, at least in boxing terms.
“Yes, it was a transcendent performance,” Merchant said.
Of course, this begs an important question: What can he do to top this?
There’s Ricky Hatton, his probable next opponent, or a third meeting against Juan Manuel Marquez. However, while both are intriguing and lucrative matchups, neither is the type to define a career.
And then there’s Mayweather, which is extremely intriguing. Speed vs. speed, relative youth vs. youth in what would be an enormous fight.
Mayweather hasn’t indicated that he’s ready to come out of retirement. However, if he were to do so and Pacquiao were to hand him the first loss in his career … whew!
That name comes to mind again.
“He reminds me of Henry Armstrong, the great fighter of the past," his trainer, Freddie Roach, said immediately after the fight. "He's a throwback. He could fight in any era. Manny Pacquiao is just a fighting machine."
Monday, December 8, 2008 by Jerick · 4
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
1. They play the loudest bass-filled music.
2. They are smoke belchers.
3. Drivers sometimes expose their beer-bellies at random while waiting for the traffic light to go green.
4. They stop anywhere and everywhere anytime and everytime!
5. They keep on getting caught by the policemen for always the same traffic violations!
6. Drivers are called professional drivers. I beg to disagree!
7. They will NEVER give you the right of way.
8. They seriously need to evolve into finer species!
9. They jam people up like canned sardines.
10. They never admit that the violated traffic rules!
Friday, December 5, 2008 by Jerick · 4
image from Lloyd San Diego. Sorry Lloyd! I never asked for your permission.
There are only a few Pinoy rock bands that is really up there on my list. We have the original Rivermaya, Razorback, original Sandwich, Bamboo, P.O.T., Updharma Down, Eraserheads and lately, Urbandub.
But I think none of these bands exceed the coolness (sorry for the lack of words) that Wolfgang radiates. The band is consisted of Filipino mestizos Basti Artad (vocals), Manuel Legarda (guitars), Wolf Gemora (drums) and Mon Legaspi (bass).
The grunge band is making a comeback! And in style! Their comeback album "Villains" will be out very, very soon! Here's an album sampler below. Enjoy! And don't buy pirated please!
by Jerick · 2
Thursday, December 4, 2008
GIVE A DAMN is an Indiejam worldwide campaign to make people more aware of different social issues and initiatives in their own countries through a series of benefit concerts. The idea is to give local indie and unsigned musicians a venue to get their music heard and at the same time raise funds for their own countrymen in need. There are SO MANY people out there who desperately need our help, and most of them are just outside our doorsteps. And sometimes as much as we'd like to do something about it, it's just so damn hard to do it alone.
We at IndieJam don't want to do it alone. In fact we believe so much that CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME that we want EVERYONE to be involved. We owe it to our mommaland to make sure our brothers and sisters are well taken care of.
as copied from the company website
Thursday, December 4, 2008 by Jerick · 0
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
I want to gorge on Nutella this Christmas.
It keeps me happy. It helps me forget my worries. It helps me forsake wellness. It gives me the satisfaction needed by a sweet tooth.
It is chocolatey. It is smooth. It is creamy. It is not peanut butter. It is Ferrero Rocher. It is delicious. It is sweet.
It is best enjoyed in front of the TV. It is to be eaten as a dessert on top of some fruit. It is licked from the spoon. It is great with crackers. It is amazing for some quick sugar fix.
It is what I want for Christmas. Care to give me some?
Tuesday, December 2, 2008 by Jerick · 3
Monday, December 1, 2008
“The Pope has swept through Africa, where 5 million people are already infected with the AIDS virus, and which expects by the end of the century to have 10 million orphans whose parents have died of AIDS - and told them not to use condoms”
Monday, December 1, 2008 by Jerick · 0
Saturday, November 29, 2008
I posted a question on Yahoo! Answers that asks What Do You Think Of JDV's Latest Tirade?
Five people responded to my question and here are their replies:
Android: ahem... the man from pangasinan is back and full of vengeance. and pretty soon he will return to his hometown with nothing but only memories of his once political invincibility and tears in his eyes. oh and probably a lesson or two learned. you can't trust a fellow tra-po. you should have a back-up plan that will actually work.
Mutya P: I hope and pray that he won't go to jail for conspiracy and accessory to the crime.
GOD SAVE MY PEOPLE. GOD SAVE THE PHILIPPINES! AMEN!!!!!!
Gintong Walls: He is telling the truth. The problem is Malacanang was able to bribe almost all the congressmen to trash the impeachment complain.
Tessa: JDV may have a legitimate complaint but he is dealing with Madame GMA, a superwoman who is not willing to be taken down and has the strong backing of politicians in her control. at this point she is untouchable! everyone could hardly wait for the next election.
Saturday, November 29, 2008 by Jerick · 0
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Nope, its not of your when-boy-meets-sweet-girl stories. But more of a passing of mantle situation.
I remember wayyyyy back in 1996, i was in 6th grade, 2 years before graduating on grade school, girl classmates were all crazy over the star(Leo di Caprio) of Romeo and Juliet. I remember magazines such as Teen Beat and Bop and they would literally scream at the site of the young heartthrob.
Things were even WAY WORSE when Titanic came. By the way, I forced myself to cry during the movie but I failed to do so. Poor me.
Fast-forward a decade later, High School Musical is the biggest thing for teenagers. My youngest sister, girl cousins and even young girl churchmates were all having a crush on this guy(Zac Efron, that is). Nope, Bop and Teen Beat are all no longer around, but their Friendster profiles, celfone ringtones, and their Candy magazines have all got a Zac Efron in it!
Now here comes my argument: What were they conversing in on this photograph? Here are my hints:
1.) Leo Di Caprio was pleading to Zac Efron to stop singing and dancing his way to popularity unless he wanted to become the Next Lance Bass.
2.) Zac Efron was telling Leo that he is definitely a lot more hotter than him.
3.) Leo is asking if they could have dinner the following night.
4.)They will be doing High School Musical Four aboard the Titanic.
What do you think guys? Enjoy!
Thursday, November 27, 2008 by Jerick · 0
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Even on a split second, things does happen.
You never thought about it,
but when it happens,
you'll end up regretting it.
It must be a yearning
that is found way deep down
inside. Though you cannot
The whole body comes in a tumult.
Regret is what floods your being.
You will be forgiven,
you know that.
But the guilty conscience is what's
bothering your existence as of late.
Sorry's won't do the trick.
Thursday, November 20, 2008 by Jerick · 0
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Candidate 1: Joey de Venecia.
Claim to fame: Whistle-blower of the ZTE scam.
Ever-fighting to impeach the incumbent president.
Prominent physical feature: Receding hairline.
Candidate 2: Mike Arroyo.
Claim to fame: Author of many scandals, anomalies and controversies. Husband of Philippine President Gloria Macaagal-Arroyo.
Prominent physical feature: poster boy of political weight loss. Used to be overweight, now down to a normal size.
Candidate 3: Jun Lozada.
Claim to fame: ZTE hero. Well-loved by nuns and Cory Aquino. Visits schools to promote his Truth Caravan.
Prominent phyisical feature: Receding hairline, mole, that annoying smile.
Candidate 4: Jocjoc Bolante.
Claim to fame: The big question mark in the 700 million peso fertilizer scam. Went into hiding in the US for 3 years. Played sick at the St. Luke's hospital.
Prominent physical feature: used to be overweight, now down to an average size.
Tell me my friend, who among this four does not belong to the group. Are all innocent from the things charged at them? Are they all telling the truth? No vested interest of any kind whatsoever? Or all of them are liars?
What's your opinion?
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 by Jerick · 1
Friday, November 14, 2008
Oh crap. Federer literally and figuratively is down and does need some treatment after a GRUELLING three-set match that was well over 2 hours.
His loss means he won't be making it to the semis of the season-ending tourney.
I just hope Novak Djokovic won't overtake him by year's end.
***now that Fedex is gone, i would want Murray to win it all. it would be extra special if gilles simon will beat novak djokovic and face murray instead in the final
Friday, November 14, 2008 by Jerick · 2
Life's not fair.
The country of my mom's forebears are head and shoulders above us. Japan has an extensive network of subways while the Philippines' got an extensive network of overhead electrical lines. They've won Olympic golds and were counted on official medal tallies while we've won Olympic golds on demonstration sports that don't actually get counted. They're way ahead technologically while we languish in that respect.
It's obvious that Japan is wayyyy above us Filipinos and they have in recent years added insult to our injury.
A beautiful Fil-Am is busy making money in Japan in the entertainment industry. We could have had her, but the Japanese are enjoying her instead...
They've got her, Leah Dizon.
by Jerick · 5
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
"Dear Mom and Dad," a young college student wrote, "I haven't heard from you for a long time. Please send a check so that I will know that you're all right."
Me? College graduate? Hmmm, not yet. It's been eight school years since I first became a college freshman. A lot of things had happened that became factors to who I am right now as a person. Eight years is long, but I'm sooo getting there.
I will list down the ten items that best described my college life...
I was once active in student activism and although I'm not exactly proud of it since I have turned centric myself, at least the experience helped me to be matured enough to understand situations and current events.
2. Mead Notebooks.
I'm still pretty old school and bring notebooks to school. I only brought a laptop twice for some powerpoint presentation for the class. I usually got one notebook for the entire semester and I don't even get to reach the midway point of the notebook!
It was in my freshman year when I first got to ride on the LRT/mass rail. Its not that I don't live in the metro, I just don't get to ride 'em.
It's great to wear your Kickers when your school got uniforms (I did). They're comfy and stylish. Can last the whole year. Looked great on my uniform as well!
5. Acoustic Guitar.
Nothing beats killing time than being with friends and jam along with the gitara. Its cooler compared to singing along to a karaoke.
6. Press ID.
I used it in college since I was a member of the university newspaper. It was cool wearing one cos it separates me from the happy-go-lucky crowd. However, the ID stereotypes me to a leftist which I really am not.
7. 2001 Mitsubishi Adventure.
It was my companion during my first three years in college. The best part about having a car during college is that I don't get sweaty before getting to class. I'm also spared during heavy rain days.
When I had no choice but to commute, I ride a cab to drive me home.
9. Baguio City.
For some reason, I always go to Baguio during my early part of college life. It was always a booze party FOR my friends. I was so accustomed to being in Baguio that I don't really pack my stuff going there.
10. cK Be.
Trust me, that cologne scent helped open up conversations for me.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 by Jerick · 0
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
In continuation to the Part I of this post...
Have you heard this guy sing? Guy Sebastian has such a kick-a** voice that I actually fancy it as mine own singing voice! If I grow my hair quite long, its actually quite as curly as that. But I prefer my hair shaven.
I have a question for Chris Tiu. Why are you perfect? You're family own hotels in Ortigas CBD, the exclusive Tagaytay Highlands and God-knows-what-else-is-there-that-his-family-owns. He was also an exchange student in France, and a thriving entrepreneur. I think we only got one thing in common --- we both like Jay Chou.
Yeah, how would it be if I could be Erik Cua even just for a day? He's Manila's IT Guy, not any forsaken celeb who's not as wealthy as he is. Man, I just wanna be so young yet so successful like him. He's such an inspiration that he's driving me to obtain as much money as possible using my own resources.
Gabe Norwood is the hottest upstart at the professional basketball scene in the country right now. He's good-looking and maybe he's articulate. For sure, girls salivate at his presence. If I were him, I'll use this to my advantage and make a name for myself. (Commercials? Music videos? Photoshoots? Bench endorsements?)
And if become President Barack Obama for one day? Well, I will make sure that that will happen early next year. I will pass a decree to give the Philippines a $700B dollar recovery plan, the same money that should have been used as a bailout. (I made a similar post about that. Read it.)
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 by Jerick · 1
Friday, November 7, 2008
is it JackObama? WaRack? BarAcko?
FLASH! FLASH! FLASH!
Two of popular culture's most celebrated figures met in some unknown gathering somewhere I don't know where the heck is.
President-elect Obama asked Michael "Wacko Jacko" Jackson if he would turn black once again since he, Barack, has just been the first African-American President. Jacko, meanwhile, retorded with an "if I could be your son" crap.
But the question is, how would Jacko turn black once again?
a.) go spray tanning?
b.) convince the world that as a caucasian, it will be impossible to just do that?
c.) cast the whole world into a spell and make us go back in time that he was still a black guy?
d.) none of the above?
e.) all of the above?
Friday, November 7, 2008 by Jerick · 6
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Shia Lebouf. He's been getting all the projects for some reason!
He doesn't even look hot! What's he got there that he's getting all the big movie projects?!?!
I watched Eagle Eye a few days ago and all I could think of was "man, you're one lucky b*st*rd."
Next, Justin Timberlake. Lately, he's getting Cameron Diaz and now, Jessica Biel on his list of girlfriends. Wait, I just noticed that he does share a resemblance with Shia, you noticed it? Mister Blue-eyed Soul has sure brought sexy back when he decided to go solo and shaven.
If you're a regular visitor to his blog (like me), there should be a reason why you would be intrigued about who Pisanu Wendt really is. Who's he really? What does he do for a living? Why does he know a ton of languages and several other what-nots about that person. And one last question though, why does he seem to have everything?
Chris Brown and girlfriend Rihanna will be in town on November 16th and I won't be coming. Two of my siblings will be, and I'd ask them instead about the concert. They'll be getting concert tickets for free since they know someone from the organizers, MTV Philippines, that is. Ever seen this kid dance? He's a monster on the dance floor!
I thought Akihiro Sato was just an internet phenomenon among gay bloggers but I was wrong! From the tvc's, newspapers (am not sure with magazines, YET), and even a TV interview, he's really taking Manila by storm! If I'm him for a day, I commute around the Metro and check if how many screams will I get from ladies and gays alike.
Nah, that's just part one. I should come up with 10! Keep on visiting my blog!
Thursday, November 6, 2008 by Jerick · 5
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Undas (Todos Los Santos or Day Of The Dead) is a holiday in the Philippines that commemorates our kindred dead. It is considered a very important holiday by many Filipinos (after Christmas and Holy Week), and additional days are normally given as special non-working holidays. So usually, the entire holiday encompasses from Oct 30 or 31 until Nov 2nd or 3rd. Such a nice holiday huh? With those five days come a myriad of events that have transpired that I thought were worth mentioning.
Lewis Hamilton of Britain has just won the 2008 Formula One title. He literally won the title over Massa by just a mere point. Although my former favorite Kimi Raikonnen was a distant third, I was happy because my 2008 favorite won! Haha! Everybody was right when they mentioned that he will take the 2008 title.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France has clinched the final spot for the Tennis Masters Cup to be held in Shanghai in 2 weeks. This is serious matter because only the eight best male tennis players get to play in that tournament which will pretty much determine who will be the best in the year. You have your usual suspects such as Roger Federer and Andy Roddick qualifying for the event, but what makes it more interesting is that Rafael Nadal, the ultimate clay courter will not be around because of fatigue. He had exerted so much effort this season to topple Fedex that is took its toll on his rock-solid body. Too bad for him and too good for Fedex!
And of course, Barack Obama is in the thresold of becoming America's first non-Caucasian president. I think it is pretty obvious that he would end up winning the presidential race. However, a cloak of doubt still appears if his supporters would actually get up and vote for him. It is also interesting to note what his foreign policies will be since he spent a part of his childhood in Indonesia. I don't even wanna entertain the thought that he might lose.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008 by Jerick · 3
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Ooops! Pardon that one word above. But come Friday until Sunday (Oct. 24-26, 2008), all the technocrats, technogods, and techies from around the big city (Manila, that is) will gather for the first Consumer Electronics Live! (CEL) Manila 2008 on SMX Convention Center in the Mall of Asia no less! For those who are quite unlearned, the venue just happens to be the most stylish, most cosmopolitan, and most cool hall in the country as of late. Ha!
And oh, please don't make that darn excuse that you are too-cool-to-be-actually-interested on this event. Cool people will attend this event because they can afford the gadgets offered. Capische?
Summit Media is producing the event and companies like Apple/Senco, Canon, HP, LG Electronics, Nokia, Samsung and Sony will showcase their latest toys to the gratification of those who would come to the event. There will also be displays from Bose, Creative, Fuji Xerox, JBL, Myphone, Sennheiser and Western Digital.
For some longer-lasting satisfaction, there will be daily gadget raffles, as well as great discounts on selected items on exhibit. Some things to expect:
1. Sony VAIO launch and new Alpha cameras
2. Up to 40% off on selected Canon items
3. Up to 70% off on selected My Screen items
4. Get a free one month subscription of Sun Cellular Broadband for every purchase of HP laptop or personal computer
5. Get a free luggage worth P1K for every Certina purchase
6. Popcorn Hour product launch
7. Win a Bose Sound Dock and Nokia & Samsung cellphones in the daily CEL Gadget Give-Away
Entrance fee is P50 but will be waived if you bring a copy of the Oct. issue of T3 magazine. You can register online and find more information about the event here: http://www.celmanila.com/.
Thursday, October 23, 2008 by Jerick · 3