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50 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About “Sex And The City”

September 18, 2014

50 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About “Sex And The City”


Tessanne Chin is The Voice!!!

December 18, 2013

Tessanne Chin

Tessanne Chin

The 5th season the The Voice culminated today.

I am so happy that one of my favorites for this season, Tessanne Chin, from Adam Levine’s team, won the whole thing.

I’ve been rooting for her since the first time I heard her during her blind auditions, singing Pink’s rock number, Try. Every other performance she did on the show was just great and miles apart from the rest of the other artists.

While I had other favorites that I also would have loved to see win, it is without a doubt that Tessanne is the one most deserving of the win.

I look forward to seeing and hearing more of her music from here on. She is just a talented singer, and the music industry needs someone like her.


On Overrated TV Shows

October 26, 2012

So I watched the finale episode of Walang Hanggan earlier.


I am bit disappointed, although it was expected because the story was based on the movie, Hihintayin Kita sa Langit. That’s why when Katerina died, it wasn’t s surprise when Daniel followed shortly after.


I wasn’t disappointed with the story and the ending, really. I was more disappointed with the dialog and some of the actors’ acting. The dialog leaves so much to be desired for. The narration at the end part was unnecessary. Some conversations were unnecessary. Unfortunately, that’s how TV works. The network and producers have fans to satisfy, so even if a lot of things could have been polished, there was no action done because, that’s what the fans prefer. If it was a movie, there’d be a lot of polishing and perfecting. If that approach happened in a movie, critics would probably fill the world-wide web bashing the production.


All in all, I think it’s just another typical and predictable Filipino teleserye finale where someone always dies, someone always goes to prison, the villain always dies at the end, and someone who used to be so evil changes ways. There has already been a lot of that on Philippine TV. The problem with Philippine TV is that they give everything away. The put too much stress on the love between Katerina and Daniel, instead of letting the people see that for themselves. They make sure Daniel’s every sentence has “Katerina” on it. They make sure he talks about her and how much he loves her every time he opens his mouth. Please! It’s just annoying and stubborn sometimes. They portray Katerina as this damsel who always needs to be rescued and taken care of. Really, what’s to love in a girl like that? Isn’t it so much believable to love someone who knows exactly where they fit in this world? Someone who knows what they want, get what they want, work and fight for what they want?


As much as I love Coco Martin, I have never been happier now that Walang Hanggan is finally over. I personally think the show is overrated and that there are so many other shows better than this. Actually, if this show had different actors, if this show did not have Dawn Zulueta, Richard Gomez, Coco Martin, JoEm Bascon, Noni Buencamino, and the others, this show would be a total train wreck. At long last, I no longer have to see the exaggeration and inconsistent characters that the writers have created. I no longer have to see their extended dialog that was corny and cheesy.


I can only hope that the next show the network has scheduled will be much better in characterization, plot, and acting than the one that just ended.


On TV and Quality Shows

September 12, 2012

Walang Hanggan Philippine Primetime TV ShowWalang Hanggan is a Philippine TV Series shown on a primetime slot and rakes in a good percentage of national viewership. The show’s actors are some of the industry’s biggest names. I used to love this show. But not anymore.

Recently, I have to admit, there has been so many things on the show that were too unreal and stupid to happen in real life. They took a good love story and made it into an exaggerated soap opera where everything bad seems to be happening to the protagonists while the antagonists appear to always hold the upper hand.

In the course of the next blogs, I’ll be posting my opinions on the show. Forgive me if the next few posts will bore you. I really just have to react on this because this show has extremely disappointed me.

My first reaction has to be the inconsistency on the character of Manage Genia (Susan Roces). For those who aren’t familiar, Manage Genia is an old lady who took care of Daniel (Coco Martin) when he was kidnapped by Donya Margaret (Helen Gamboa) and left outside the gates of an orphanage. Manage Genia is known to be conscientious and always does what is right, even if it becomes the downfall of a beloved family member. She was the one who told everybody that Daniel is the son of Emily (Dawn Zulueta) and Marco (Richard Gomez) who was taken from them the day he was born. This caused a rift between the mother-son relationship of Marco and Donya Margaret.

When Manang Genia learned that Margaret helped Miguel in getting a loan and corrupting corporate money from Emily, she reprimanded her sister. She also did not support what Daniel what doing for Katerina (Julia Montes) because Katerina was already married to Nathan (Paolo Avelino) and she kept telling Daniel to move on and let the married couple be. No matter how important a family member is to her, if that person has done something wrong, Manang Genia always asks the person to do the right thing and she herself always tries to do the right thing everytime.

However, when she was kidnapped by Nathan, so he can blackmail Daniel to surrender, Manang Genia did not press charges. She saw that Daniel was badly beaten up by Nathan and his goons and was even turned over to the police even if Daniel really did not do anything to Nathan at all. When Manang Genia and Nathan had a confrontation, she said that she can press charges, but she chose not to. Nathan said she could not because she cannot do such a thing to out a relative behind bars.

Now, tell me, what happened to the ever righteous Manang Genia, who was always on the right side and always acted on conscience? Did she, all of a sudden, become an empty shell of a person who did not practice what she preached and was more concerned with family loyalty than in doing the right thing?

You see how inconsistent this character has become? That’s one reason why this show sucks big time.


I Miss Karaoke Nights

November 16, 2010

I don't even need convincing. I love karaoke, especially karaoke nights at home. The three songs above are just the ones that I always sing every time there's a karaoke party. However, that does not mean I don't sing anything else.

What about you? What are the songs that make it to your list? *wink*

Karyn White by Superwoman

I've loved this song since I was young. I'm not a fan of its lyrics, but I know I can sing this song.

Amy Grant by That’s What Love is For

Who wouldn't love Amy Grant, right?

Dido by White Flag

This is probably less difficult to sing than the others. Singing this reminds me of a friend I had from the first company I ever worked for.

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Saturday Games

April 3, 2010

I had a movie date with my mom earlier today. It should not come as a surprise if we watched the movie offered by Anne Curtis and Sam Milby. My mom loves Anne Curtis, with or without the wardrobe malfunction. I think she loves the fact that Anne Curtis is really trying to help a lot of people. Of course, the fact that Anne is probably one of the most beautiful faces in Philippines show business is more than enough for anyone to easily become her fan.

The movie was good. It had more then a couple of dramatic moments. The conflict was mostly internal. The characters needed improvement, but at least there were no cliche lines. The chemistry looked sincere and convincing. Of course, when you’re doing a movie with your ex-boyfriend, everything gets pretty much sincere. Anyway, I had fun hanging out with my mother today.

I am also playing another game in Facebook. My previous schoolmate sent me an invitation to this game call Treasure Isle. It’s created by Zynga. I like the concept of the game. Lately, the Facebook games have been dominated by games where you have to establish and build your own island resort, or hotel, or restaurant. Treasure Isle is not like any of that. It’s like Mafia Wars because it eats up energy for you to perform tasks. However, instead of being the most powerful mafia, your tasks are to dig up certain islands to find hidden treasures. It’s quite fun, actually.

If you have Facebook, you can add me up, so we can be friends. We can probably be neighbors too in whatever game you’re into… *wink*


I’m Not Sure Why I’m Posting This, But My Mom Loves Them :)

April 2, 2010


February 11, 2010

I had my name and my birthday analyzed earlier today. I’m not saying that I a totally into numerology. I was just curious, and I was excited to read that the results were quite accurate. Anyway, I want to share it here. I hope I don;t offend anyone who does not believe in numerology or metaphysics. 🙂

Your Inner or Soul’s Urge: This is spiritual and emotional expression more than physical. It is your heart-felt desires, your incentive, how you look at life. Here are your areas of personal satisfaction.       Number: 1
Usually not very emotional, you are in this life to take action.

You want to lead and direct.

You are independent at heart and desire to reach your goals by your own efforts and intelligence. You have a strong creative force with many original and interesting ideas. There is much inner strength available to you. Rarely do you shirk responsibilities.

You are proud of your abilities and seek opportunities to display your strength and usefulness.

Others will respect and help you, like a true leader deserves, so long as you acknowledge and validate the interests and desires of others as well as your own. Be kind and generous, and you can be a recognized leader.

You can display conceit and intolerance of people who are considered inferior — boastful, egotistical, critical, impatient of trifles — especially when you feel impeded. When you are headstrong, impulsive, or highly willful, you may appear contrary, bossy, dominating, or egotistical. You tend to be impatient with those who are resistant to change.

You can be reticent, and can lack self-confidence. Sometimes you won’t take a stand for fear of hurting others. Yet, something continually keeps urging you forward.

You want your home, spouse, and family to be a credit to you.

Overall, you are loyal in friendship, fair in business, a safe leader, and work diligently. You are capable of great accomplishment.


Your Personality: This is physical expression more than spiritual or emotional; your outer self, the way you express when meeting others. It may or may not be the real you.       Number: 11
Neat and clean; that’s your usual appearance. With a pleasing personality and gentle manner. You appear cooperative, diplomatic, and tactful. And you appear to adapt easily to varied circumstances and people from diverse backgrounds.

When you don’t get your way, you can become cunning and scheming, which may give a contrived or hypocritical appearance.

You attract people who want to be of assistance. You can be subtle and work behind the scenes to accomplish desired ives, being successful more through diplomacy than by coercion.

Try to wear soft, flowing, and neat clothing rather than loud and showy or plain and colorless.

Your Quiescent Self: Stripping away all outside influences, aspirations, ambitions, “shoulds”, and “shouldn’ts” — this is you when you are alone; just you and your dreams..       Number: 11
You are a Spiritual Leader, able to guide many along the road of your Truth. Your words are inspired. Your eyes glow with the unshakable divinity of your spirituality. You sense there can be glory in martyrdom, provided it inspires others to The Way.

Your thoughts and pleasure are you as an effective leader to the glory of goodness and all people you meet are or become part of your spiritual family.

Your Destiny or Ultimate Goal: This is your desired lifetime accomplishment. It is a key to a useful and happy life, and to feeling fulfillment during your latter days.       Number: 3
Your destiny lies in areas of creativity and its use to help people find inspiration and joy in living. As you express your artistic talents, your beauty, and an optimum mix of sincerity and joy, you come closer and closer to fulfilling your destiny — which also includes popularity, personal happiness, romantic love, and money.

You have integrity and are kind, patient, cheerful, artistic, creative, and a constant source of pleasure. And use your inspiration and imagination to spread your happiness by direct people contact and by writing, speaking, music, painting, decorating, or acting.

You are a social person and enjoy entertaining and being entertained — talkative and usually well dressed.

Your Life’s Path: Here are clues to what fate has in store for you. It indicates the type of encounters, events, and opportunities you are likely to experience along your physical life path.       Number: 4
Your life is filled with things practical, or making them so with patience, care, and accuracy. You have a strong sense of what is right and are naturally honest, conscientious, and sincere.

You are a worker and can be decidedly dedicated to your goals. In your work, you can be loyal, intense, and dedicated to the job at hand. You tend to be practical, and like to have your facts straight before beginning a project. You can handle money well and tend to keep resources in reserve. You tend to be conservative and protective, with a strong sense of dignity and worthiness.

Your path holds possibilities for great attainment. The rewards come because of patience, service, persistence, hard work, and dependability.

This Year’s Path: Here is what you are likely to encounter this year — your feelings, your predominant perspective, and the type of situations, circumstances, and opportunities you tend to attract during the calendar year.       Number: 3
This is the year to express your inspiration, your imagination, your creative thought, and your deep emotional feelings. You desire to do more entertaining this year and accept more invitations. Take time off to enjoy yourself.

You can give color and warmth to all levels of living. Be artistic. Express yourself joyfully. Now is the time to follow those inspirational and imaginative ideas you are so excited about. Follow your desire for self-improvement; the year is rich with opportunities for inner growth.

It is a colorful and eventful year, with pleasure, opportunities for travel, enjoyable social activities, and entertainment coming your way.

Allow your abundance of cheer and optimism to guide you.

Next Year’s Path.       Number: 4
This is a practical year; no long leisurely periods for dreaming, personal indulgence, or careless living. It is a time to build the firm and secure foundation upon which your future depends, using practical values and steady application. It is also the time to work out the details of that project you’ve been thinking about. Read the fine print of all transactions.

This is the year to find where you stand in life, and to be practical about it — to pay attention to details.

This year demands a lot of work, not only to improve the present but also to build practical foundations for the future. Your diligence brings commensurate rewards. With good sense, you can meet all requirements and experience satisfactory gain.

Your gatherings, meetings, parties, and trips are mostly related to work or business.

As part of the practical focus of this year, attend to health matters.

Last Year’s Path.       Number: 2
Harmonious associations are very important for you this year. The year’s success and good results will be obtained through diplomacy, cooperation, tactfulness, and good relationships. It is a year for receiving and sharing rather than aggressively pursuing your own way.

Your intuition and emotions are enhanced this year.

It is a busy year, with endless demands on your time. It is easier to work with others rather than doing things by yourself.

Your plans and developments may experience periods of delay. No need to worry about that. Things move slower this year.

The year can revitalize your peace of mind. It is a good time to strengthen your friendships.


On Taylor Swift’s Album of The Year Award

February 3, 2010

With the conclusion of the 52nd Grammy Awards, the internet is now full of negative reactions against Taylor Swift winning the Album of the Year Award. It is amazing what people can say on their comments and their blogs.

I am not a huge fan of Taylor Swift. I think that she is just a simple artist who is getting more attention than she deserves. I also think that Lady Gaga or Beoynce deserved that award more than she did. But I also do not agree with all the haters who post very hurtful and destructive comments over the internet.

Let’s face it, she won the award. Why don’t we all move on? Wasn’t it just like yesterday when the airwaves were flooded with requests for her songs? Weren’t we, the general consumers, the exact people who catapulted her to the pedestal that she sits in now? The fact is, the people behind the Grammy Awards saw something in her and thought that she deserved the award. There is no need for us to attack her. She did not let herself win. We did. Whenever we talk about her, good or bad, we make her a little more popular. Whenever we make a comment about her performance, it only means that we watch her. Whenever we say something about her talent, it only means that we follow her career. So now, who was it again who made her into a celebrity? It’s the people.

I know that I am going to piss off a lot of people with today’s blog. But I can’t help it. There’s just too much of Taylor Swift on the internet now. Whenever I read the news online, I always get an article or two about her. I just think it’s so overrated. I don;t understand how people can react so fiercely over something they’re not even a part of.

Here are a few questions I want to ask:

1. Can we even perform half as good as she did when we’re on stage?

2. If we had our own record, would it even sell as much as hers did?

3. If our favorite artists screwed up, would we be fair and attack them just the same?

4. When we were just about Taylor’s age, did we even accomplish as much as she had?
If we think that our favorite artists are all better than her, then no one would actually agree on who should have won that Album of the Year Award. I think we all should just take it down a notch and get on with our lives. The Grammy’s happened three days ago. Isn’t it now time to let it go?


The 2010 Grammy Winners (Part 2)

February 1, 2010


Best Rap Solo Performance – Best I Ever Had (Drake)
   Beautiful (Eminem)
   Death of Auto-Tune (Jay Z)
   Day N Nite (Kid Cudi)
   Casa Bey (Mos Def)
Best Rap Performance by a Duo/Group – Too Many rappers (Beastie Boys and Nas)
     Crack a Bottle (Eminem, Dr. Dre, and 50 Cent)
     Money Goes, Honey Stay (Fabolous and Jay Z)
     Make Her Say (Kid Cudi, Kanye West, and Common)
     Amazing (Kanye West and Young Jeezy)
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration – Ego (Beyonce and Kanye West)
    Knock You Down (Keri Hilson, Kanye West, and Ne-Yo)
    Run This Town (Jay Z, Rihanna, and Kanye West)
    Im on a Boat (The Lonely Island and T Pain)
    Dead and Gone (T.I. and Justin Timberlake)
Best Rap Song –  Best I Ever Had (Drake)
  Day N Nite (Kid Cudi)
  Dead and Gone (T.I. and Justin Timberlake)
  Death of Auto-Tune (Jay Z)
  Run This Town (Jay Z, Rihanna, and Kanye West)
Best Rap Album – Universal Mind Control (Common)
  Relapse (Eminem)
  R.O.O.T.S. (Flo Rida)
  The Ecstatic (Mos Def)
  The Renaissance


Best Female Country Vocal Performance – Dead Flowers (Miranda Lambert)
     I Just Call You Mine (Martina McBride)
     White Horse (Taylor Swift)
     Just a Dream (Carrie Underwood)
     Solitary Thinkin (Lee Ann Womack)
Best Male Country Vocal Performance – All I Ask For Anymore (Trace Adkins)
    People Are Crazy (Billy Currington)
    High Cost of Living (Jamey Johnson)
    Living For The Night (George Strait)
    Sweet thing (Keith Urban)
Best Country Performance by a Duo/Group With Vocals – Cowgirls Don’t Cry (Brooks and Dunn)
      Chicken Fried (Zac Brown Band)
      I Run To You (Lady Antebellum)
      Here Comes Goodbye (Rascal Flatts)
      It Happens (Sugarland)
Best Country Collaboration With Vocals – Beautiful World (Dierks Bentley and Patty Griffin)
     Down The Road (Kenny Chesney and Mac McAnally)
     Start a Band (Brad Paisley and Keith Urban)
     I Told You So (Carrie Underwood and Randy Travis)
     Everything But Quits (Lee Ann Womack and George Strait)
Best Country Instrumental Performance – Under The Five Wire (Alison Brown)
     The Crystal Merchant (The Greencards)
     Mansinneedof (Sarah Jarosz)
     Producer’s Medley (Steve Wariner)
Best Country Song – All I Ask For Anymore (Trace Adkins)
   High Cost of Living (Jamey Johnson)
   I Run To You (Lady Antebellum)
   People Are Crazy (Billy Currington)
   White Horse (Taylor Swift)


New Age

Best New Age Album – Faith (Jim Brickman)
   Prayer For Compassion (David Darling)
   Laserium For The Soul (Henta)
   In a Dream (Peter Kater, Dominc Miller, Kenny Loggins, and Jacques Morelenbaum)
   Impressions of The West Lake (Kitaro)


Best Contemporary Jazz Instrumental Album – Urbanus (Stefon Harris and Blackout)
     Sounding Point (Julian Lage)
     At World’s Edge (Philippe Saisse)
     Big Neighborhood (Mike Stern)
     75 (Joen Zawinul and The Zawinul Syndicate)
Best Jazz Vocal Album – No Regrets (Randy Crawford and Joe Sample)
   Dedicated to You: Kurt Eliing Sings The Music of Coltrane and Hartman (Kurt Elling)
   So In Love (Roberta Gambarini)
   Tide (Luciana Souza)
   Desire (Tierney Sutton)
Best Jazz Instrumental Solo Performance – Dancin 4 Chicken (Terence Blanchard)
     All of You (Gerald Clayton)
     Ms. Garvey, Ms. Garvey (Roy Hargrove)
     On Green Dolphin Street (Martial Solal)
     Villa Palmeras (Miguel Zenon)
Best Jazz Instrumental Album – Quartet Live (Gary Burton, Pet Metheny, Steve Swallow, and Antonio Sanchez)
    Brother to Brother (The Clayton Brothers)
    Five Peace Band Live (Chick Corea and John McLaughlin Five Peace Band)
    Rememberance (John Patitucci Trio)
    The Bright Mississippi (Allen Toussaint)
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album – Legendary (Bob Florence)
    Eternal Interlude (John Hellenbeck)
    Fun Time (Sammy Nestico and The SWR Big Band)
    Book One (New Orleans Jazz Orchestra)
    Lab 2009 (University of North Texas One O’Clock Lab Band)
Best Latin Jazz Album – Things I Wanted To Do (Chembo Corniel)
   Aurea (Geoffrey Keezer)
   Braziliance X 4 (Claudio Roditi)
   Juntos Para Siempre (Bebo Valdes and Chucho Valdes)
   Esta Plena (Miguel Zenon)


Best Gospel Performance – Free to be Me (Francesca Batteistelli)
   Jesus is Love (Heather Headley and Smokie Norful)
   I Believe (Johnny Lang With Fisk Jubilee Singers)
   Wait on The Lord (Donnie McClurkin and Karen Clark Sheard)
   Born Again (Third Day)
Best Gospel Song – Born Again (Third Day)
  City on Our Knees (TobyMac)
  Every Prayer (Israel Houghton and Mary Mary)
  God in Me (Mary Mary feat Kierra Sheard)
  The Motions (Matthew West)
Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album – The Big Picture (Da’ T.R.U.T.H.)
    Crash (Decyfer Down)
    Innocence and Instinct (Red)
    Live Revelations (Third Day)
    The Dash (John Wells)
Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album – Speaking Louder Than Before (Jeremy Camp)
     The Power of One (Israel Houghton)
     The Long Fall Back To Earth (Jars of Clay)
     Love is on The Move (Leland)
     Freedom (Mandisa)
Best Southern/Country/Bluegrass Album – Jason Crabb (Jason Crabb)
     Dream On (Ernie Haase and Signature Sound)
     The Rock (Tracy Lawrence)
     In God’s Time (Barry Scott and Second Wind)
     Everyday (Triumphant Quartet)
Best Traditional Gospel Album – God Don’t Ever Change (Ashley Cleveland)
    The Law of Confession, Part 1 (Donald Lawrence and Company)
    Oh Happy Day (Various Artists)
    The Journey Continues (The Williams Brothers)
    How I Got Over (Vickie Winans)
Best Contemporary RNB Gospel Album – Audience of One (Heather Headley)
     Renewed (Sheir Jones-Moffett)
     Just James (J Moss)
     Smokie Norful: Live (Smokie Norful)
     Bold Right Life (Kierra Sheard)


Best Latin Pop Album – 5to Piso (Ricardo Arjona)
   Te Acuerdas (Francisco Cespedes)
   Sin Frenos (La Quinta Estacion)
   Hu Hu Hu (Natalia Lafourcade)
   Gran City Pop (Paulina Rubio)
Best Latin Rock, Alternative, or Urban Album – Rio (Aterciopelados)
     Y. (Bebe)
     Los de Atras Vienen Conmigo (Calle 13)
     La Luz del Ritmo (Los Fabulosos Cadillacs)
     La Revolucion (Wisin and Yandel)
Best Tropical Latin Album – Asi Soy (Isaac Delgado)
   Ciclos (Luis Enrique)
   Guasabara (Jose Lugo Orchestra)
   Gracias (Omara Portuondo)
   Bach in Havana (Tiempo Libre)
Best Regional Mexican Album – Corazon Ranchero (Shaila Durcal)
    Necesito de Ti (Vicente Fernandez)
    Compañeras (Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles)
    10 Aniversario (Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea)
    Pegadito Al Corazon (Joan Sebastian)
Best Tejano Album – Borders y Bailes (Los Texmaniacs)
   Divina (Stefani Montiel)
   All The way Live (Jay Perez)
   Point of View (Joe Posada)
   Radiacion Musical (Sunny Sauceda y Todo Eso)
Best Norteno Album – Dejame Soñar (Cumbre Norteña)
   El Niño de Oro (El Compa Chuy)
   Pese a Quien le Pese (Los Rieleros de Norte)
   Tu Noche con… Los Tigres del Norte (Los Tigres del Norte)
   Soy Todo Tuyo (Los Tucanes de Tijuana)
Best Banda Album – Se Nos Murio el Amor (El Guero Y Su Banda Centenario)
   Mas Adelante (La Arrolladaora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho)
   Derecho de Antiguedad (La Original Banda el Limon de Salvador Lizarraga)
   Tu Esclavo y Amo (Lupillo Rivera)

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