September 29, 2008

Fav Movie: A Walk to Remember

Wonder who didn't cried while watching this movie. This is one of my favorite and is really great

Summary from imdb:

This is a heart-warming movie about the transformation of a character, Landon Carter (Shane West) who falls in love with someone who crosses his path, a fellow tutor, Jamie Sullivan (Mandy Moore). Landon learns concepts of faith, forgiveness, and reconciliation in interactions with his high school friends.

The plot: there is an initial rejection of Landon as one who would even talk to Jamie, but he begins to accept her as a friend. The stress increases as he walks away from his social group into a deep relationship, only to find it is only temporary.

Manga: Desire Climax

"Desire Climax" by "Ayane Ukyou"
Summary from OneManga

Omari Mio is a normal 17 year-old girl. She goes to school and works a part-time job to help support her family. Because her father is dead and her mother's sick, she often finds it hard to make ends meet.
One night, as Mio is coming home from work, she meets a handsome stranger who suddenly steals a kiss from her, and then throws money at her offering to buy her. Who is this mysterious stranger that stole Mio's first kiss?

Photo courtesy of wikipedia

Manga: Bitter Virgin

I'll start posting here the cover page of the manga's I've finished reading.

To start with, here is "Bitter Virgin" by "Kei Kusunoki"

Summary from OneManga

"Suwa Daisuke is the ladies man of his small town high school, and he has his eye on most every girl, except for one. Aikawa Hinako isn't his type, but when he overhears a deep dark secret of hers, he finds himself thinking of her more and more."

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

September 26, 2008

After a Decade

It's been a decade since i graduated elementary. I barely remember the names of my classmates then. Only those who have been my friends and close me are the ones i could remember.

Tomorrow, we would be having a reunion. Gosh! I am so excited and nervous. I am to meet again the people who have been a part of my childhood days. I have informed my gs98 friends in friendster about it but i haven't received any messages or feedback from them so far.

I really missed my buddies and I am really looking forward to see them again. Oh wait! I am having a cold feet and I feel like backing out. Trapped in between coming or not. Sigh*. I have some unclosed business that's helding me back. Oooohh scared

To those who are gs98 graduates and knows people who have graduated from our batch, here is the reunion info passed through SMS by Goodie:

what: SJC GS'98 reunion
when: sept27 7pm
where: along timog or t.morato exact location to be confirmed
confirm your attendance to goodie 09155537416

September 25, 2008

Bitoy as Reader's Digest September 2008 Cover

The cover of Reader's Digest for their September issue is our very own Michael V a.k.a. "Bitoy" with a cover title of "Yari Ka!".

"Yari ka" is a segment in "Bitoy's Funniest Videos" which is a philippine comedy show aired every Saturday night in GMA 7 hosted by Bitoy himself. In this segment, he does various disguises to pull decent pranks to people where in the end he says the tagline "Yari Ka" just like in "You've been punked" in America's "Punked".

Reader's Digest made an international recognition to our talented fella for being a great comedian especially his outstanding ability to impersonate popular icons. The magazine admired his talent as an artist and comedian.

He was very known for his role as "Etong, Betong and Bebang" in "Bitoy's World" and lately as "Angelina's Yaya" in Bubble Gang. When interviewed and asked which character he liked best portraying, it would be as "Junee Lee" saying that it is the real Michael V, a shytype person in real life.

He was very humble to say that he was flattered to be the mag's cover for the month. He was the second Filipino to be in the cover after the former President Cory Aquino was featured for being the first lady president. Bitoy was also awarded 3 times in the Asian TV awards as comedy actor.

What a great comedian and person he is. I really admire him. I am planning to buy the RD's September issue maybe at the end of the month.

Here is the list of the characters he impersonated and played according to wikipedia.


  • Lito (Dwarf Singer) - Lilo and Tito (identical twins of Lito)
  • Junee Lee - He was also a co-host with Lani Misalucha in a GMA talk show Celebrity Turns with Junee and Lani and made appearance in Vic Sotto's
  • Lastikman
  • Evilyn Magpayo a.k.a. Ate Ebs
  • idjay Vidjay
  • David Criss - a "street magician" character from Bitoy's Funniest Videos
  • Junior - a happy-go-lucky child
  • Jacob, Johnny and Julie (parody of Koreanovela characters) - This was also a commercial music video (Joy In My Heart) promo for Joy Ultra.
  • Don Miguel of Muchas Grasas
  • Etong, Betong and Bebang
  • Fredda Torra (in BEBOT or "Binibini ng Eat Bulaga on TV" segment of Eat Bulaga and parody of alien Predator in its series)
  • Angelina's Yaya (known for being a "such-a-loser" maid)
  • Gagambala (parody of the upcoming GMA show Gagambino)
  • Chika-Dora (parody of Dora the Explorer)

Impersonations (real life people and fictional characters)

  • Michael Ricketts (Mike Enriquez) - (coughing, sometimes louder), Excuse me po...& Ronnie Ricketts for the long-back hair
  • Bonggang Bongbong (Ben Tulfo)
  • Krissy (Kris Aquino)
  • Jajajajamby Magdangal (Jamby Madrigal)
  • Jun Loyspada (Jun Lozada)
  • Kamandog (Kamandag)
  • Mary Ann Riviera (Marian Rivera)
  • Tom Yam (Tim Yap)
  • Madame Rocha (Madame Auring)
  • Kitchie Na Day (Kitchie Nadal)
  • Marilawin (mixture of Mulawin and Marinara)
  • Captain Gargle (Captain Barbell) - He was also an alter-ego of Michael Ricketts.
  • Amoyhan of Pinkantadia (Amihan of Encantadia)
  • Ate B (Vilma Santos)
  • Churang Cuneta (Sharon Cuneta)
  • G.M. Hey (President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo)
  • Regine "Ang Bilas Ko" (Regine Velasquez)
  • Mahalai (Mahal)
  • Edi Pil (Eddie Gil)
  • Celine Din 'Yon (Celine Dion)
  • Sindi Lupa (Cyndi Lauper)
  • Ivan Submarina (Ivan Mayrina, GMA reporter)
  • Betty La Kea (Betty La Fea)
  • Bakokang (Bakekang)
  • Von Jon Bodgie (Jon Bon Jovi)
  • Prinsipe (Prince)
  • Fake Cuneta (Faith Cuneta)
  • Kapatid na Auring
  • Pie Palayan (Pie Calayan)
  • Get Li (Jet Li)
  • Rey Bolero (Rey Valera)

More power to Bitoy =)

Photo from:
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September 23, 2008

In the Cliff's Edge

Yesterday, I was not able to come to work. I had to pick up the baranggay clearance I applied for last week.

I should be able to go to the office even if I am already late but due to some circumstances, I did not made it to work.

And today, I was informed by our CSR that my client had gone mad because of my frequent absences lately. My emotion was all mixed up but I am not surprised. Deep inside me, I was expecting for this kind of news to welcome me in morning.

I am in the verge of quitting not because I don't want my job. For the record, I love my current job very much that if I were asked to come on Saturdays, I never say no. I like to give up instead of losing it.

I am not a quitter. It's the action that I hate the most. Even if I know I only have a small chance of winning, I always take the risk.

And today, I am given another opportunity. I am going to push myself to the edge to embrace a new challenge. I need to do to give a little spark in this gloomy path that I am currently heading. There is nobody else who could push me forward but me.

I am not a quitter and I'll never be.

September 13, 2008

What Mythological Creature Are You?

Grabbed from kuya abet:
You Are a Centaur
In general, you are a very cautious and reserved person.
However, you are also warm hearted, and you enjoy helping others in practical ways.
You are a great teacher, and you are really good at helping people get their lives in order.
You are very intuitive, and you go with your gut. You make good decisions easily.

September 9, 2008

Lifeless, Dull and Gloomy

We are busy people and we oftentimes say that we don't have time for this and for that. Things that we have that we became used to on having them or people that we encounter everyday or those persons who have been with us since birth.

Once you have started working, most of your time is spent to work. Ten hours a day you are stucked in the office doing your daily tasks and 3-4 hours are spent on the road as you commute from your house to your office or vice versa. Once you get to your house, you spend an hour fixing your dinner and 2 hours doing your laundry. Afterwards, you go back in front of your computer to do take home jobs that didn't finished in your workplace and is in urgent deadline for the following day. At the end, you spend 2-3 hours of sleep and if lucky enough, four.

Then you wake up, prepare to work, go to work and cycle goes on and on and on.

You see, we have 24 hours a day. Quiet a long day and yet seems so short for everything you need to do. If you have been playing the RPG game "The Sims", you might actually observed that your characters stats are based in real life. Your social life and happiness drops because of the mismanagement of your time.

People suffer depressions because of burning out. They get sad, frustrated and lifeless doing the same thing over and over and over again.

There is a diminishing value of interest for a certain thing. For example, today you like ice cream and tomorrow you'll liked it too. But the day after that, it'll only be 90% that you like it and keeps on decreasing as days goes by and you'll no longer like ice cream anymore.

Doing the same actions day by day will get you lifeless.

Find time for everything but that doesn't mean do it all in the same day. Today you can go out dinner with your friends and tomorrow play scrabble with your family. Give room for spontaneity in your life. Don't be a predictable person that everyone could just record a video of and just watch it over and over again.

For the past three years of my life working, i have been doing the same routine everyday. Wake up, go to work, work, go home, work, and sleep. I'm lucky enough to have fun dates when my friends call me up to have a night out or just dropped by to chat.

I have been suffering depression for the past few months and I have witnessed how badly it affected me, my family, friends and work. Depression slowly kills me and take away the color in my life, took away the smile in my face and ruined my health.

Emotional stress and over-fatigue was what the doctors told me. My laboratory tests failed (thank God) after liters(just exaggerating) of blood taken from me. I was adviced to rest but my conditioned didn't stopped me from working until one morning, I really felt sick and couldn't go out of bed.

It was then I realized how bad what I've done to myself. That day, I also realized how selfish I was to myself, thinking only about my career and forgotten about my family and friends. I think about those times that was supposedly I have spent with them. Gone.

Time gone can never be brought back. But it is never too late for me. I still have time and I want to spend the rest of it in the right way. Being spontaneous doesn't mean I am not serious with my life, it is just adding to color to it and now I'll try to bring back that spontaneity in me that had been gone in the long time. Slowly and one step at a time.

September 2, 2008

worldtvradio: Watch TV and Listen to Radio Online

Internet has been my life for about a decade now. It has been a permanent part of my daily routine, check emails, post blog, forum activity, etc.

The best part of having an Internet access in your own home simply brought the best part of entertainment to me, online TV and radio access. There are lots of TV and radio portal in the web and one thing I hate about surfing these sites are the popup ads that blocks my browser.

I stumbled upon a software called world TVRT. It is Internet Television and Radio directory where you can watch tons of channels as well as numerous radio channels. According to their latest list, they already have 11500 records: 1750 TV channels and 9500+ radio stations. Who wouldn't want that? Cool, huh?

They were offering lots of channels worldwide. As I browsed through their channel list, I saw Japan, Poland, Egypt, UK and others. This just mean that you could watch your local channel that has Internet TV anywhere around the globe. Really nice.

Internet connectivity has never been fun when you could watch your favorite shows anywhere you are. Luckily there is this software that provides a wide range of TV and radio channels online.

Colourloving for August 2008

Today I decided to showcase a monthly list of the patterns and palettes I created for the month.

Color therapy has been a great way to reduce stress and has been a great help for that.

Here are my August 2008 patterns:

glowing sunsethearts oh heartsdo you know me?bright ideacolorful life =)far beyondover the umbrellacolorful life =)lets give it a tryyummyold gift wrapperrecycled paper wrapflowers in linewarm feelinglight shadessurprisingly prettyjust like a ladyearrings and nutsgloomy summeroh glitteringdancing firein the dance ballsaw in betweenpeach lovetouch of lavanderthe royal princessmushy kisseslost in thereold gypsyanother challengeChoco coated Chipsroyaltysummer heatcomic lovewell definedjust brightjust brightjust so magicalhappy moments with ujust having funwavy illusioncool me downflowers and shapescoolness

August 2008 Palettes
random thoughtsbluish imaginationlet it beCoppers redblue and greenblue and greendust and staininnocent mindodds of colorspurity of blackgrass soil skysmooth and softhermes 1another oddred highlightundefined choicesad moodim a girl too