Saturday, November 28, 2009

Start your 2010 with these concerts!

What a way to start 2010! A lot of international artists will be going to Manila for a concert!

January 31,2010
SM Mall Of Asia Grounds

January 9, 2010
SM Mall Of Asia Grounds

March 9, 2010
SM Mall Of Asia Grounds


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Entertainment Weekly's New Moon covers

Can't get enough of New Moon? Then there's more! And I don't think it will ever cease making/publishing anything related to it. Maybe once Eclipse promotion has started, then that's the time they'll stop promoting New Moon-related stuff; and then Eclipse will take their place and start selling theirs. Haha!

Jumping on the bandwagon of anything New Moon is Entertainment Weekly magazine with their collectors' edition of Team Bella, Team Edward and Team Jacob individual magazine covers.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

New Moon: Made for the fans

After months of waiting, New Moon, the second installment of the Twilight Saga, is now in theaters. Just in case you're from Mars, like the person sitting next to me, (HAHA!) Twilight Saga is 4-book series written by Stephenie Meyer about a love between a vampire and a mortal.

In New Moon, the new vampire-mortal couple will now start to experience the struggles of having a complicated relationship. And when I say complicated, it's complicated x 10, and the most evident of all these complications is the fact that he loves her as much as he wants her blood.

And now my review ---

  • New Moon's color is better than Twilight's. In Twilight, the general color is blue, and I think it best describes Edward's world - cold and lifeless. But in New Moon, director Chris Weitz chose warm tones for the film, somewhat brown and yellowish, to best describe the new leading character in the film, Jacob the werewolf - hot and full of life.
  • New Moon has better soundtrack than Twilight. The album alone is a great listening company with tracks from the Killers, Death Cab for Cutie and Thom Yorke. But although the songs exemplify the general melancholic mood of the movie, some of the scoring done were not good. Some of them don't fit in the scene and in effect, it distracted me as a viewer.
  • In fairness, the actors were better in this movie. There's an improvement in the acting of the three. Rob needs to improve his American accent and sometimes I can't hear his lines. I don't know if that's his fault or the boom man didn't do his job well. Kristen, I'll admit, I appreciate her beauty in this movie. She had an improvement in her acting here, but I don't know, I think she's still too stoic in some scenes. Billy Burke for me, still has the small yet best performance of them all. When I watched him act as Bella's dad, it matches the character that I have in my head when I was reading the book. I'm so looking forward to the character of Aro and Jane and I think Sheen and Fanning did justice to them. Not that great, but "what the hell!" I still love them and I'm looking forward to them in Breaking Dawn. Mike Newton = funny!; Felix = scary.
  • Some of the effects weren't cleanly done. Especially in Sam Uley's cliffdiving scene. It's so obvious that it's CGI! The fight scene between Felix and Edward is good.
  • The locations were beautiful! I can't believe that such forest really exists! I thought it just a set, but it's real. Whoever discovered that forest for New Moon, wow man, you're great! And the Italy scene, that's what I exactly envisioned when I was reading that part! The red cloaked people, the clock... Whoa!
  • My fave scenes: Bella's dream scene where she found herself facing her old self; Bella's cliffdiving scene; Victoria's wolf chase; the Volterra scene - from the yellow porsche to the Felix and Edward fight scene; and my super like: "Monthly transition" scene, where Bella just sat there moping, and the scene around her changes from month to month...Nicely done.
  • Some scenes are unintentionally funny. And that's bad. It meant that some scenes were awkwardly acted out that I laughed when I watched them.
  • The ending (Edward proposed to Bella informally, then cut to black) which teases us on the next installment, Eclipse, the treatment on that is great. It really got me excited on Eclipse!
  • Unfortunately, there's still some cheesy scenes in the movie. And I mean, melted Mozarella Cheese! And the cheesiest of them all? Do I really need to elaborate? If you've watched the movie, you should know what I'm talking about. If you're clueless, here's the photo:

Do I still need to explain why? Okay, here's the why. It's like watching a video from a Karaoke song. Two lovers chasing each other, but instead of a beach setting, the chasing was done in the forest.
I love Edward, but this is so cheesy!

To sum up everything, New Moon was made really for the fans. If you're there to fall in love, see Robert Pattinson in his glorious vampire self, feast your eyes on half naked, sexy adult men, and wants to see something visually beautiful, regardless of the content, then this movie is for you. But if you're a diehard book fan and wants to see its film adaptation, you might be happy at some parts, but there are some that you'll be disappointed. And if you're a critic, then you'll find a lot of flaws in this movie and at the end, you'll just say that it's a movie specifically targeted to teenagers and mothers who wants a guy like Edward and Jacob and you'll be sad for them because everything you'll say about the movie will just break their hearts.

--- And by the way, I still think the New Moon book is kinda anti-feminist. The guy left you, you almost die because of depression, then he returns, asking you to accept him again with a begging-eyes-look, then you'll just accept it just like that?! And with a kiss and hug?!? Huh.

Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Robin Thicke's "special" therapy...

Ever since "Lost without You" has hit the airwaves, I've been a fan of Robin Thicke. I think he's an underrated singer and his label doesn't work double time to promote him not only in the states, but also in the other parts of the world. I wish he'll do a concert here in the Philippines. I would love to hear him sing live.


If you'll listen to his songs, you can feel the love for his wife, Paula. And I really envy that girl - they've been a steady couple, her husband has one of the sexiest voice I've ever heard, and his songwriting skills, just WOW.

And now, he's back with a new song, and I think girls who haven't celebrated their 18th birthday yet must listen to this song with their parents. (Hehe!)

The title is Sex Therapy - and it is really sexy and the way he sang it, it made me feel relaxed, as if the place has gotten colder and you'll feel like you want to close your eyes and just rest after listening to it.

And for twilight fans out there, there's a mention of "twilight" in this song! Haha!

I think the album will come out on December 15, can't wait to hear all the cuts!

If you don't believe me, watch this ---

And here's the lyrics if you're still not convinced:

Whoa (4X)

Stressed out, uptight,
over worked, wound up,
unleash what you got,
let’s explore your naughty side,
follow me where we go,
we don’t need no bread crumbs,
cant you see baby,
you’re the only one,
you are woman,
you are woman,
let me be your medicine,
cuz I got one thing on my mind,
I’ll be your valentine,
spread your wings and baby fly away

It’s your body,
you can yell if you want to,
loud if you want to,
scream if you want to,
just let me love you,
lay right here girl,
don’t be scared of me,
give you sex therapy,
give you sex therapy,
It’s your body,
we’ll go hard if you want to,
as hard as you want to,
soft as you want to,
just let me love you lay right here,
I’ll be your fantasy,
give you sex therapy,
give you sex therapy,

Whoa (4X)
Whoa (4X)

Baby let’s settle for you to,
just let your baby ,
I’ll lick you down,
make you feel like you got a body,
ha Ha Ha Ha Ha the doctor’s here four you,
take you like Twilight,
I'll bite your neck,
you don’t have to stand in the rain
I’ll get you wet, yea
push you up against the wall,
turn you out and turn you on,
yea, yea, whoa

It’s your body,
we can nut if you want to,
loud if you want to,
scream if you want to,
just let me love you,
lay right here girl,
don’t be scared of me,
give you sex therapy,
give you sex therapy,
It’s your body,
we’ll go hard if you want to, (Baby its your body)
as hard as you want to,
soft as you want to,
just let me love you lay right here,
I’ll be your fantasy,
give you sex therapy,
give you sex therapy,

Whoa (4X)
Yea (4X)

Girl it’s your body,
we can do whatever you like,
girl its your body,
we can do whatever you like,
It’s your body we can ride and rock and roll,
ride and rock and roll,
ride and rock, oh oh oh oh,

It’s your body,
we can nut if you want to,
loud if you want to,
scream if you want to,
just let me love you,
lay right here girl,
don’t be scared of me,
give you sex therapy,
give you sex therapy,
It’s your body,
we’ll go hard if you want to,
as hard as you want to,
soft as you want to,
just let me love you lay right here,
Girl dont be scared of me,
give you sex therapy,
give you sex therapy,

Shawty, shawty it’s your body,
we can do can do can do, (sex therapy)
shawty, shawty it’s your body,
we can do whatever you like,
just let me love you,
lay right here girl,
don’t be scared of me,
give you sex therapy,
give you sex therapy.

To Cebu Pacific (part 2)

So I called the bank, and they said that Cebu Pacific has already cancelled the second booking and I won't be charged anymore. I only have to pay the first booking when my bill arrives next month.

It may have took them weeks to process my case, but nevertheless,
thank you Cebu Pacific for doing something about it.

And I wish you've already started doing some improvements in your system
so that this won't happen again.
Think about it, you'll be able to save yourself from headaches that you'll get from irate customers if you've already started fixing it. This may cost you, but getting customers' trust is all worth it. =)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Skechers Streetdance Battle New Champions

I was at the Araneta Coliseum awhile ago for the coverage of Skechers Streetdance Battle Finals.

10 highschool and 15 college dance crews battled it out for the 100,000 cash price and the bragging rights of being the best and the sickest dance crew in the country.

And Wow. These kids can really dance!

At the end, University of the Philippines-Diliman and Claret School were crowned new champions of the 5th Skechers Streetdance Battle.


Saturday, November 21, 2009

You shouldn't watch Paranormal Activity alone

Another "random thoughts" post about a movie that I just recently watched.

Just watched Paranormal Activity 
at SM Megamall.
Thank you Azrael for the pass. =)

Now, some of my thoughts..

It's scary, it kept me wondering, I screamed at the ending, I liked it.

The sleepwalking. Scary.

The scene wherein the girl had a sudden change of personality and was talking to "something" other than her bf with a lovestruck look on her face, scarier.

The ending, scariest.

More writeup about it in the coming days. I need a breather. I'm too scared to even recall the scenes so that I can write something about it.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Baby Blue Whale in the Philippines

Last November 17, I was in Glorietta 5 for the National Geographic's Big Blue Exhibit. Nat Geo has partnered with Ayala Malls and Mind Museum to bring to the Philippines a life-size sculpture of the baby blue whale - the biggest mammal in the world.



The Big Blue Exhibition will take visitors into the world of the magnificent blue whales. The sophisticated sculpture will be the highlight of the event. It is a life-like rendering of a nine-meter long, two-month old, female blue whale that was created by a team of professional model makers in Australia.

Big Blue Whale Unveling 2

The exhibition also includes expert sharing sessions, conservation and education activities, and a feature writing competition. It features never-before-seen footages from National Geographic’s groundbreaking documentary, Big Blue.

Big Blue Whale 3

Big Blue Whale

The Big Blue Exhibition will run in five different venues on the following dates: Glorietta 5, November 17-26; Trinoma Mall, November 28-December 11; Alabang Town Center, January 4-17; Market! Market!, January 18-February 2; and Greenbelt Mall, February 3-17.

“The National Geographic Channel is delighted to launch Asia’s first Blue Whale Exhibition in Manila, in partnership with Ayala Malls and the Mind Museum. We hope that this inspiring encounter with this majestic creature will spark imaginations and further interest in marine conservation and how oceans relates closely to the well-being of humans,” said Sonia Jackson, senior vice president for marketing and general manager for Hong Kong and the Philippines of Fox International Channel, the mother company of National Geographic Channel.

The Ayala Malls, led by Ayala Group senior vice president Marivic Anonuevo, is committed to support the National Geographic’s efforts to encourage Filipinos to care for this beautiful creature and raise awareness of marine conservation in the Philippines.

Learn from the expert

National Geographic and The Mind Museum have invited local marine mammal scientist Dr. Arnel Andrew Yaptinchay to host special sharing sessions to inspire students and visitors of the Big Blue Exhibition.

Dr. Yaptinchay is one of the volunteer scientists providing advice on some exhibits for the museum. He is involved in conservation initiatives on threatened marine species such as the whale shark, cetaceans, and dugong in the Philippines. Dr. Yaptinchay has once served as director for the Species Conservation Program of World Wide Fund-Philippines. He will share his experiences with local audiences and answer questions.

Big Blue documentary

Showing on National Geographic Channel 18 November at 7 pm, 21 November at 11 am, and 22 November at 8 pm, the two-hour Big Blue special is the first documentary to uncover the mysteries of the blue whale.

The special features never-before-seen moments in the life of blue whales, with stunning first-time footage of a blue whale calf and its mother and amazing shots of an adult blue whale singing.

Audiences will also get a unique whale’s view through an advanced technology developed by National Geographic called CRITTERCAM®, which allows unprecedented access into the animal kingdom without human interference.

This state-of-the-art research device was attached to a blue whale’s back to record footages of the animal as it travels deep into the ocean to allow scientists to study its behaviors.

For more information about the Big Blue Multimedia Exhibition and the Big Blue documentary, please visit

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I've watched New Moon!


I was able to watch the advance screening at SM Megamall.

What can I say?

I think Chris Weitz's directing is better.

I think the "future" scene that Aro saw is kinda cheesy.

There are some parts of the scoring that I don't like.

Weitz did great on the "monthly transitions."

Bella's prettier and was able to convey her emotions here better. Edward's acting is getting better. 
Jacob, I'll admit, is kinda hot. So many shirtless guys. The Volturi scene is great. 

There are some lines of Edward that I can't understand. (I need subtitles)

The ending. WAAAAAH! I'll bet, you will also scream.

I'm still hyperventilating.

Can't wait for June 2010. Eclipse.

I'll do a more elaborated post on this.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

A day of colorful sails at Punta Fuego's Annual Regatta

It was a sunny morning when we arrived at the Punta Fuego. We were there to cover the Regatta event - Punta Fuego's 8th Sailing and Windsurfing Exhibition.


They had already started sailing when we arrived at Marina. So what we did is asked if they can lend us a motorboat so that the press can get closer shots of the sails in action.



Thank God I brought sunblock!


After snapping some photos, we went to the Peninsula de Punta Fuego for lunch. Their mango shake is the best! I got pizza and pasta for lunch while of them ordered for rice meals. Even the Regatta participants stopped by to take their lunch breaks at the cafe. For dessert, we ordered some ice cream. halo-halo and turon. We ate them at the Cabanas by the beach. The desserts may be overpriced, judging from the way they tasted, but all in all, the experience of eating dessert by the beach - It was really relaxing...





After lunch, we went back to the Terrazas to check in and freshen up. Haaaay, the life of the rich... Everything is so high end. I can't be too loud because I'm surrounded by millionaires, I'm afraid that they might give me the "librarian's look" - the look that you'll get when you're the only loud person in the area and they can't get a decent rest because of you. Fortunately, I was able to keep my behavior as acceptable as possible, managing to be still funny and chattery without bothering anybody.

Going back to the event, Punta Fuego hosted a dinner for the participants of the Regatta. We were able to taste the food prepared by Chef Mikel Arruiz. I got myself a serving of salad, mashed potatoes, pasta, chicken and pork. I'm not a fan of wine, but I still got myself a glass..




It was a great night. There was music provided by a Manila-based band, and there's an unlimited serving of wine and beer for the guests. It was cold and windy, but not chilly. At 12 am, we went back to our rooms to get some sleep since we have to be up by 7 am tomorrow.


This is what I call sigh... It's good to be rich. ----



After a big breakfast composed of omelet, pancakes, rice, tocino, fish fillet and fruits.. (HAHAHA! Gluttony!) We head to the Marina to do some pre0race interviews of the participants. Luckily for us, some of them has just arrived also at the Marina so we were able to get some.




We weren't satisfied with the photos that we get yesterday, so we requested for another boat ride to chase those sails and get a new set of sail shots.



The boat ride was bumpy, but thank God I didn't get seasick!





After the ride, we grab lunch at the Punta Fuego's Italian cafe. Then I left them to go back to Manila for a radio interview at Quezon City. Too bad I wasn't able to stay til dinner, but it was fun!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009



SPOTTED: Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart... Holding hands?!? NO!!! 


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Weekend work

Yey! I'm back!

I went to Batangas yesterday and stayed there overnight. Then the next day I left after lunch to go to a radio guesting at ABS-CBN.

This is the event that I attended yesterday --

I'll write about it in the coming days, but all I can say is - it's tiring, but it's fun. I met new friends...

Friday, November 6, 2009

Eclipse teaser

What do you think?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Whoa! Manny Pacquiao on Jimmy Kimmel show

Manny's so famous! HAHA!

Monday, November 2, 2009

November 1 with family

Yesterday, my family and I went to Loyola Memorial ParaƱaque to visit my grandparents' grave.

I just want to share some photos. Hehehe.

Vanity Fair outtakes

You already know that Robert Pattinson is set to grace the cover of Vanity Fair magazine.

Here are some of the outtakes from the shoot. I just chose those which I like, he's so James Dean-like in these!

Photo credits: Rob Pattinson Life and Vanity Fair

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Vampire in Japan

With only days left before New Moon hits theaters, Summit is now busy with the promotion of the film all over the world.

I read somewhere that Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner are in Brazil for the movie promotion.

And as for Robert Pattinson, he has finally arrived in Japan to promote the movie, together with the director Chris Weitz.

Well, this is something new. Unlike most of his recent photos in US, Rob was all smiles and very accommodating to his Japanese fans. Swoon...

I think the Japanese media are a lot nicer than those paps in the US. I mean, look at this shot, he's not hiding under his hood! He looked at them so that they can get a clear shot of him! AND HE IS SMILING!

Michael Jackson's This Is It, and he did it.

I may be young when Michael Jackson became one of the best artists ever, but no doubt, his songs, his influence, has reached people of all ages, all races, all over the world.

I was one of those people. Of all the hundred hits that he has produced, my favorite song is Man in the Mirror.

October 29, 2009 - I watched Michael Jackson Concert Documentary, This Is It in Robinson's Galleria. It was disappointing to see that there were only few who watched considering that it got good reviews, including Roger Ebert.

Michael Jackson announced that THIS IS IT will be his final curtain call. But days before the start of his tour, he died and as tribute to him and his legacy, the concert producers compiled videos of their rehearsals, thus THIS IS IT documentary was born. The documentary was shown for only two weeks in select theaters.

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