Thursday, December 31, 2009

Hello 2010!

I just want to say...


I hope 2010 will be a great year for all of us.


New Moon deleted scenes stills

When will the DVD come out?

First look photos on the New Moon deleted scenes -

Excited?! I know you are! Haha!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Vampire sighting in London

We're sorry Mr. Pattinson.

I know these paps are so invading your privacy right now, but can you blame them?

Your fans missed you..

Here are photos of Rob (sporting a scruffy look) with his family while spending holidays in London.

Harry Potter's Xenophilius Lovegood

Rhys Ifans as Xenophilius Lovegood in the upcoming last installment of Harry Potter.

November 2010 everyone!

Thursday, December 24, 2009


I know it is not a great year with all the tragedies and sad stories that we've heard and saw in the news.

There's the typhoon, the financial crisis, the swine flu, war, death of prominent people, lots of sadness, lots of problems..

But still, we managed to survive despite everything.

This Christmas, I believe and hope that we can still be happy and share this happiness with the people we love and to those we think needs it the most.

So to everyone, 

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Fire near our house

At around 11 am today, we heard some explosions. Apparently, there's fire near our house. Our house is located near the Victory Liner Bus Station along Edsa, Pasay - so we were able to see the fire from our rooftop. We don't know yet the exact cause of the fire, but what I'm sure of is that it is still happening until now. There are a lot of fire trucks passing by our streets. We still hear explosions and the smoke from the fire has reached our area so we closed all our windows and we're wearing masks.





Monday, December 21, 2009

Robin Thicke's Sex Therapy: The Session in stores now

Robin Thicke is one of the most soulful singers of this generation. He melted our hearts with his sexy songs like Lost Without You, Against the World and the Sweetest Love. And now, he's back with a new album, Sex Therapy: The Session. I wonder if this is already available here in the Philippines.

Track List:

1. Mrs. Sexy
2. Sex Therapy
3. Meiplé
4. Make U Love Me
5. It's In The Mornin
6. Shakin' It 4 Daddy
7. Elevatas
8. Rollacoasta
9. Million Dolla Baby
10. 2 Luv Birds
11. Jus Right
12. Diamonds

And for a taste of this kind of therapy, watch his performance on the Tonight Show. Now I really envy his wife, Paula Patton, who is having their first baby boy! Aaaaaw, the sex therapist will now become a sexy daddy! =)

Brittany Murphy...

We all remember her as the chubby, bubbly girl in Clueless, starring alongside actress Alicia Sylverstone. She got really skinny years after and became one of the sexiest actors in Hollywood.


And now, she's gone.


Rest in peace Ms. Murphy...

Friday, December 18, 2009

Balangay takes a Christmas break, will resume voyage next year

After more than 100 days, 41 ports, and 894 nautical miles of navigating the Luzon and Visayas islands, the Balangay is still on track to complete its voyage around the country in nearly 2010.

The Balangay, named Diwata ng Lahi, is now docked in Butuan City, the location of the original excavated ancient sea vessel and the first port for the 6th leg of the journey. It is currently undergoing repairs in the city after "marine borers" infested parts of the boat's planks, which were made form the native "apitong." The wood used in the construction of the Balangay was not chemically treated to replicate how the boat was made in ancient times.

When it starts its 2010 voyage, the Diwata will be joined by another balangay made in Butuan. From Butuan, the team led by Art Valdez, Kaya ng Pinoy founder and First Philippine Mount Everest Expedition team leader, will finisg the 6th leg in Ozamis  City.

Zamboanga City will be the last port to be visited on the 7th leg, right after stopovers in Oroquieta, Dapitan, Sindangan, Labason, Siocon, and Sibuco.

For 13 days, the Balangay team will complete the 8th leg, which includes Panubigan, Port Banga, Olutunga, Limbug Cove, Pagadian, Malabang, and Cotabato City. These stops have been strategically chosen based on the Balangay's maintenance and docking specifications.

For the last two legs, the boat replica will sail through Davao City, Saranggani Island and Bongao, among the 19 ports that comprise the latter part of its itinerary. The Voyage's last stop will be the town of Sibuto in Tawi-Tawi, situated at the tip of the Philippine archipelago.

"We look forward to immersing ourselves to the wonderful culture of our brothers and sisters in Mindanao. After witnessing the national pride enveloping our fellow Filipinos from Luzon and Visayas, the Balangay Team is optimistic that we will learn and know more of our southern heritage," said Valdez.

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A friend of mine, Fung, was able to join Team Balangay during their trip to Butuan. (Go ahead, click it!)

Monday, December 14, 2009

The Killers Manila Concert PREMIUM VIP TICKETS

Saw this from my friend, Dani Salasalan's blog. Reposting it. KILLERS!!!

Get your PREMIUM VIP tickets for The Killers Live in Manila. PVIP means you're in the front row and you have access to the main bar.

Yep, alcohol will be sold during the concert, so yey for all of us! Note though, IT WON'T BE AN OPEN BAR. If you want beer, vodka, rhum, etc., do bring extra cash, yes? Slots are limited so get your premium tickets now by calling 568-6908 / 384-0289 / 727-7765 / 4803208 and look for Ms.Marvie Jareño. She's a nice person. :)

Other ticket prices are as follows:

VIP: Php 5,500.00
GOLD: Php 3,950.00
SILVER: Php 1,550.00
BRONZE: Php 550.00

Call Ticketnet at 911-5555.

See you at January 31, 2010. Venue will be at SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, Pasay City. Show starts at 8pm.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Gunfires in Ampatuan

Saw this post from Edwin Sevidal. He's a reporter from ABS-CBN Radio - DZMM ---

"Police convoy ambushed in Bgy. Labo-Labo 2, Ampatuan, Maguindanao... burst of gunfire from government troops heard for the first time."

The situation in Ampatuan is getting worst - the massacre, the election, and then the martial law... I hope no civilians were hurt.


Sex and the City 2

The sexy and stylish Carrie Bradshaw is back!

Here's the Sex and the City 2 Teaser Poster!

May 28, 2010!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Eclipse will also be shown in IMAX

Read this somewhere ---

Summit Entertainment, the production behind the Twilight Saga movies has released this statement:


Los Angeles, CA - December 9, 2009 - IMAX Corporation (NASDAQ: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Summit Entertainment announced today that The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the third film in the studio’s Twilight franchise, will be released to IMAX® theatres simultaneously with the film’s launch on June 30, 2010. Directed by David Slade (30 DAYS OF NIGHT, HARD CANDY) and starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse will be digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie. The film franchise is based on the book series by Stephenie Meyer.

“Twilight moviegoers will have a whole new way to experience this next installment of the series, with the enhanced image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience putting them IN the movie,” said Richie Fay, Summit Entertainment’s President of Domestic Theatrical Distribution. “The IMAX release puts us on the event film calendar for 2010, and we’re very excited to work with IMAX to bring a new kind of film to the IMAX theatre network.”

“Our 2010 film slate continues to fill out with strong titles, and a film from this incredible franchise is a very welcome addition,” said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. “This title fills a valuable spot in our 2010 summer release window, and will no doubt thrill IMAX audiences.”

“We’re very excited to work with our new partners at Summit Entertainment to transport the very loyal and enthusiastic Twilight fans into the world of the Volturi via The IMAX Experience,” added Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. “With our growing theatre network, we’re poised to take advantage of the rapidly growing fan-base devoted to this dynamic, cutting edge series.”

In The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob - knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella is confronted with the most important decision of her life.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sneak Peek: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1)

The Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince DVD will be released on December 8. And for all the mugglefans out there, you're in for a treat! The DVD contains a sneak peek on the next installment of the Harry Potter series - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1).

Director David Yates and Producer David Heyman will have a short introduction first before showing the teaser of the film. Can't wait for this!

Video Credit: ropeofsilicon

Update: Tck Tck Tck

I just want to share this message that Tck Tck Tck campaign emailed me. I hope more people will join in our fight against climate change. ---

Dear Climate Ally,

The United Nations Climate Conference is now upon us. On Monday, world leaders will gather in Copenhagen to decide on a new post-Kyoto climate agreement.

As you know, we are campaigning for a global deal that is fair, ambitious and binding. But with the conference starting on Monday, we urgently need your help in order to make this happen.

There are a number of things you can do to support the final push over the weekend through our website at

You can send a message directly to your political leader about the deal we need in Copenhagen by using the "Lobby Your Leader" tool on the website.

You can tell your friends about the campaign. The more people who support Climate Justice, the stronger the campaign will be and the more likely politicians are to listen. By using new functions on the website, you can Tweet and Facebook about the campaign, and Email your friends encouraging them to join us.

Finally, you can sign our musical petition by downloading for free the campaign track "Beds are Burning", to which over 55 artists contributed, including Duran Duran, All American Rejects and Milla Jovovich.

You can also buy your own individually numbered campaign tck tag, tck watch or tck pin to wear during and after Copenhagen as a visible symbol of the fight for Climate Justice, or make a donation to the campaign.Download and use the Tck Tck Tck logo and other bits. Our website also has details about our high-profile Climate Allies, including Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Jet Li, Vitali Klitschko, HM Queen Rania of Jordan, the UN’s climate chief Yvo de Boer and many others.

The deal reached in Copenhagen will have a real impact on people around the world, but it is the world’s poorest who are suffering most from the effects of climate change. Therefore we must put this final pressure on our political leaders to deliver a fair, ambitious and binding agreement.

This issue is too important to leave to the politicians alone.

Please help to spread the word. Tck tck tck. It’s Time for Climate Justice.

Time for climate justice campaign

Surprise twist saves two Pinoy bets on HP Space

Still nine contestants are on their way to getting a dream job and US$50,000 in the new pan-Asian reality television series HP Space after a surprise twist in the latest episode save the day for three contestants, including the two Filipino bets in the show.

The total 16 contestants at the beginning of the show were down to nine, with the Filipino pair still intact, coming in to episode four of this new exciting series shown every Wednesday at 9 pm on Star World. Another elimination is up, and three more candidates will need to pack up their belongings and return home at the end of the episode from Singapore, where this two-month show is staged. 

Adrienne Vergara

Raffy Francisco

Filipinos Raffy Francisco, a filmmaker, and 25-year-old performer Adrienne Vergara, along with their teammate Lora Lee, a design student from China, landed at the bottom of the three teams this week, which means they will be eliminated. However, the contestants were in for a big surprise: episode four was a non-elimination round, and the three were given a second chance to prove their worth.

The Filipinos survived the elimination – thanks to luck – but not without valuable lessons learned, especially for Francisco who was the only thorn among the two roses. He said being at the bottom and almost got eliminated made him realize that he must assert himself at every challenge. 

For this episode, each team was asked to convert a confined hotel room into a modern, sleek and chic living space. The challenge was to redesign a bare room by incorporating Singapore iconography with a contemporary feel using textures with sleek and modern lines for the living space, and also, to show how HP personal computers can be an attractive entertainment center. 

The week’s mentor Douglas Young, creator of G.O.D., took the contestants to Chinatown, Little India, and Geylang in search of design motives and iconography that they will translate into the modern design that pays homage to their Asian heritage.

The concept and room design of Singaporean art director David Tang, Korean motion graphic designer Uni Lee, and Indian photographer Rohit Ferriera impressed the judges most.

Graphic designer Note Kunprasop from Thailand and illustrator Admira Pustika from Indonesia, struggled with Indian visual artist Sawan Singh, and the team suffered some “unforgivable” misses with their room design. But in the end, the team impressed the mentor by taking the risk of embracing the clichés.   

Francisco, Vergara, and Lee’s design was a disaster, with another contestant commenting the room looked like a porn studio. Francisco made a short video presentation of their idea and somehow made the judges appreciate their concept. However, it wasn’t enough to save them from falling to the bottom.

HP Space, the latest platform for Asia’s aspiring talents to cultivate, nurture, and showcase their passion for creativity and the arts, is an entertaining new television series to watch on Star World. The show is a welcome breather on a Wednesday night, the middle of a work week. And with two Pinoys with strong chances of making it to the last man or woman standing, Filipinos have more reasons to enjoy this new Asian hit.

The show gets more exciting with each episode and the challenges more demanding of creativity and talent. Episode five looks to be another blockbuster with the contestants strutting their stuff in fashion. Be sure to catch it every Wednesday at 9 pm on Star World.

HP SPACE is an original pan-Asian reality television series that celebrates the spirit of creative innovation in Asia and encourages aspiring talents to discover their potential. The show provides a community that creates a unique space and environment in which young, creative hopefuls can express their talents during eight, one-hour episodes. The shows’ format will see the contestants challenged each week with a new creative task, ranging from multi-media and visual art to product design, music, fashion, and publishing. Well-known personalities in the field of arts, design, and creativity will act as mentors to the contestants, guiding them through their creative journey. To assist them in their quest, each contestant will also receive the very latest, cutting edge product innovations from HP.

As the contestants stretch their imagination beyond the conventional, they will be judged on the basis of their performance and votes from the viewers, and rewarded with prizes and opportunities to fuel their creative passion. 

The TV series premiered on November 10 on Channel [V] in India, SE Asia, Mainland China and Taiwan and on November 11 on STAR WORLD in India, SE Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The program is also broadcast online in South Korea. STAR WORLD and Channel [V] are distributed to 26 million and 27 million homes respectively.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

New! Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows clip pic

Can't wait for this!

Clip photos of the last installment in the Harry Potter series - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

credit: MTV Movies Blog

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

500 days of Summer is truly not a love story, it's a story about love

500 Days of Summer may not be you typical happily-ever-after type of movie, but I liked it.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is hella good.

(Is it just me or does Zooey Deschanel really looks like Katy Perry?!)

The editing is great, the intentionally jumbled sequences has further enhanced the emotional effect of the movie, making me appreaciate more and understand what Tom Hansen (Gordon-Levvitt) has gone through and its effect on his feelings towards Summer.

500 Days of Summer is literally about Tom Hansen's 500-day relationship with a girl named summer. The movie doesn't have a happy ending, well at least not for them as a couple, but I think the ending is good because it just showed a realistic kind of love between two people living in a real world - not your typical love wherein amidst all - the breakup, the fights, the sex, their differences, etc.; they still got back together, got married, had kids and will live happily-ever-after...

My fave scenes:

  • Elevator scene when they first talked to each other
  • The Hall and Oates "You make my dreams" dance scene
  • Reality vs Expectation scene (THIS IS MY MOST FAVE)

Fans of disney movies might not appreciate how love has been portrayed in this movie, but for me, this is what a relationship should be if your perspective on love is the same as Tom's or Summer's. I mean, if you're not happy with your man, why prolong the suffering? Why stay if it's unhealthy for you? The honest thing to do and believe me, your partner will appreciate it in the long run (of course he'll hate you at first if you broke up with him, duh! But he'll soon realize that what you did for your relationship is right) is to end your relationship with your partner. During these times, the line "Try and Try until you succeed" will not work. You'll end up trying until you're dead. And you'll be bitter all throughout because you had wasted so many years trying to fix it instead of enjoying your life, meeting a lot of people, experiencing new things, and maybe find a better guy for you eventually.

And for the soundtrack, all I can say is I LOVE THE SOUNDTRACK! It's a feel good album with songs by Regina Spektor, The Smiths and other bands that will brighten your day. "Brighten" as in you-will-feel-as-if-you-are-in-a-full-color-animated-world-when-you-listen-to-the-songs "brighten."

If you don't believe me, here's one of my fave songs off the OST: Sweet Disposition by The Temper Traps---

Thirty Seconds to Mars' new album set to be released on December 8

I just learned that Thirty Seconds to Mars has an upcoming album - This Is War. The album is set for release on December 8, but the first single, Kings and Queens has been ruling the rock charts. I read somewhere that they'll launch the first single through a live performance in the Tonight Show on December 10.

Aaaaaw, Jared Leto. *sigh

Here's the first single off This Is War album, Kings and Queens. Love the video. 


All are WOW.

The visuals in this mtv has so many meanings. And if I may quote the press release from their site - "The video, a short film entitled “The Ride” shot this past month in Los Angeles is inspired by the critical mass and crank mob movement, founded with forward thinking and eco-conscious intentions, and celebrates this amazing community of riders on a night time journey downtown LA to Santa Monica.  For this epic short film the band shut down Hollywood blvd, Santa Monica pier and sections of downtown Los Angeles, making this their love letter to the city of angels." 


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