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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

PEOPLE: The Sexiest Woman of 2013


While Mila Kunis gathered the most votes for the coveted title the Sexiest Woman of the World (US) 2013, Marian Rivera was named as the sexiest woman in the world in the yearly poll conducted by FHM to determine the most adorable and sexiest woman in the Philippines.


As they celebrated their Victory Party, Here's the Top 20 list of 2013 FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest Women.


Check out the Top 20 below:



She fulfilled her promise of a new world and you have expressed your gratitude by declaring her the Sexiest. Just recalling how we got here is one for the books: when we finally had her for the cover after five years of trying, we were that close to giving up. But only that close, because we didn’t. A confession: we had entertained doubts she would actually be able to deliver an FHM cover standard. With all the contracts and commitments, what would she be able to show? How wrong we were. What she allowed us to see, she gave prodigiously. No question, Marian Rivera is a paragon.
  1. Marian Rivera
  2. Sam Pinto
  3. Angel Locsin
  4. Jennylyn Mercado
  5. Anne Curtis
  6. Solenn Heussaff
  7. Cristine Reyes
  8. Ellen Adarna
  9. Jackie Rice
  10. Angelica Panganiban
  11. Empress Schuck
  12. Heart Evangelista
  13. Jessy Mendiola
  14. Bangs Garcia
  15. Lovi Poe
  16. Kim Chiu
  17. Jinri Park
  18. Daiana Menezes
  19. Ritz Azul
  20. Maja Salvador 
Photo credit: FHM Philippines/Mark Nicdao

Pero dahil po, GP (General Patronage) ang blogspot ko, I did not post any photos during their victory party, though you can check them at:


Note: I am not a fan po of Marian Rivera. I am Annebisyosa follower since her Magic Kingdom days, if you wanna know :D

Sunday, 28 July 2013

PEOPLE: Si Bebang at ang Kanyang Liham

ANG SAYA MAGING MASAYA, LALO NA KUNG OFW KA!

Yup, I feel so happy and effervescent this month, maybe it's because July is the month we celebrate our wedding anniversary. That is why, I always want to see happy people everywhere. Although it's Ramadan, hindi naman bawal tumawa diba? +_+ So I decided to post this fun fun letter from one of millions of "OFW's" working in the USA.

For me, HAPPINESS if the Flavor of the Month. :)


Ang sulat ni Bebang

Registered nurse si Bebang sa L.A. Kasama niya ang kanyang ina na nagpagamot doon. Namatay ang ina nito. Dahil sa kamahalan ng pamasahe pabalik sa Pilipinas, nagtipid si Bebang. Pinauwi na lang niya ang kabaong ng kanyang ina na mag-isa.

Pagdating ng kabaong, napansin ng mga kapamilya niya na nakadikit ang mukha ng ina sa salamin ng ataul. Nagkomento tuloy ang isang anak, "Ay, naku! Tingnan mo 'yan... hindi sila marunong mag-ayos ng bangkay sa Amerika! Nakudrado tuloy ang mukha ng inay."

Upang ayusin ang itsura ng bangkay, binuksan ang kabaong. Aba! May sulat na-nakastaple sa dibdib ng ina. Kinuha nila ito at binasa. Ang nilalaman ng liham na mula kay Bebang:

Mahal kong tatay at mga kapatid:

Pasensya na kayo at hindi ko nasamahan ang nanay sa pag-uwi riyan sa Pilipinas dahil napakamahal ng pamasahe. "Ang gastos ko pa lang sa kanya ay mahigit $10,000 na. Ayoko nang isipin pa ang eksaktong halaga.

Anyway, ipinadala ko kasama ni nanay ang mga sumusunod...

Nasa likod ni nanay ang dalawampu't apat na karnenorte at isang dosenang spam. Ang adidas na suot ni nanay ay para kay tatay. Ang limang pares ng de-goma ay nasa loob ng dalawang asul na Jansport na backpack na inuunan ni nanay. Tig-iisa kayo.

Ang iba't-ibang klase ng tsokolate at candy ay nasa puwetan ni nanay. Para sa mga bata ito. Bahala na kayong magparte-parte. Sana'y hindi natunaw. Ang pokemon stuffed toy na yapos-yapos ni nanay ay para sa bunso ni ate. Gift Ko sa first birthday ng bata. Ang itim na Esprit bag ay para kay Nene.

Ate, nasa loob ng bag ang pictures ni inay, japanese version ng pokemon trading cards at stickers. "Suot ni nanay ang tatlong Ralph Lauren, apat na Gap at dalawang Old Navy t-shirts. Ang isa ay para kay Kuya at tig-iisa ang mga pamangkin ko. Maisusuot ninyo ang mga iyan sa fiesta.

Suot din ni inay ang anim na panty hose at tatlong warmer para sa mga dalaga kong pamangkin. Isuot nyo sa party.May isang dosenang NBA caps sa may paanan ni nanay. Para sa inyo, itay, kuya, dikong, Tiyo Romy. Bigyan nyo na rin ng tig-isa 'yung mga pamangkin ko at 'yong isa ay kay Pareng Tulume.

Ang tigdadalawang pares ng Nike wristband at knee caps na suot-suot din ni nanay ay para sa mga anak mo, diko, na nagbabasketball.

Tigdadalawang ream Ng Marlboro lights at Winston red ang nasa pagitan ng mga hita ni nanay.

Apat na jar ng Skippy Peanut Butter, dalawang dishwashing liquid, isang Kiwi glass cleaner at tig-aanim na Colgate at Aqua Fresh ang nakasiksik sa kilikili ni nanay. Hati-hati na kayo, huwag mag-aagawan.

Isang dosenang Wonder bra (Victoria's Secret ata ang tatak)gustong-gusto ni Tiya Iskang society natin, suot-suot din ni nanay. Alam kong inaasam-asam nyo 'yan, tiya.
Anim na lipstick lang ang kasya sa bra. Ang Rolex na bilin-bilin mo tatay, suot-suot ni nanay. Nakatakip sa Nike na wristband. Kunin mo agad, Itay.

May isinisik akong zip-loc sa bunganga ni Inay na naglalaman ng $759 dollars. Hindi na ako nakatakbo sa ATM. Puede na siguro sa libing iyon.

Iyong tong na makokolekta, i-time deposit niyo Kuya para pag namatay si Tatay may pambili na ng ataul. Ang hikaw, singsing at kuwintas (na may nakakabit pang anim na nail cutters) nagustong-gusto mo, ditse, ay suot suot din ni nanay. Kunin mo na rin agad, ditse. Ibigay mo ang isang nailcutter kay Jay bakla sa kanto.

Tanggalin niyo ang bulak sa ilong ng inay, may isiniksik ako 3 diyamante sa bawat butas. Ibangon niyo lang si inay at tiyak na malalalag na ang mga iyon. Konting alog lang siguro ng ulo.

Marami pa sana akong ipaglalalagay kaya lang, baka mag-excess at si nanay pa ang maiwan. Basta parte-parte kayo, tatay, kuya, ate, dikong, ditse. Para sa inyo lahat ito. Bahala na kayo kay nanay. Pamimisahan ko na lang siya rito.

Balitaan ninyo na lang ako pagkatapos ng libing Alam ni ate ang email ko. Paki-double check ang lista kung walang nawala sa mga ipindala ko.


love,

BEBANG


FACT: Hamad International Airport

A new mobile hotel has been designed for passengers at the Hamad International Airport. 

Once ready, passengers would be able to step directly into the hotel from the plane, which would be moving to different places at the airport. 


A UK-based architect, Margo Tarasovich, has designed the mobile hotel, reported Al Sharq. 


The hotel is expected to cater to passengers who would like to stay in Doha for a short period without traveling around the city. 


It’s supposed to have small sections with a bedroom, sitting area and rest room. However, hotel rates are expected to be very high. (The Peninsula)
Sunday, 28 July 2013

FACT: The Secrets of the Ubiquitous Facebook

Who is not using Facebook these days? If you do not have a fb account, “you are an alien” is what the world thinks of you.  But do you know the facts and statistics about fb. I’m sure, you will be amazed. Read On here.

1. Al Pacino's Face Was on the Original Facebook Homepage


2. Facebook has over 350 million active users.

3. More than 35 million users update their status each day, with more than 55 million status updates each day.

4. The average Facebook user has 130 friends and sends eight friend requests per month.
 
5. In 2008, a 23-year-old woman named Lauren Michaels created a group titled “I Need Sex” on Facebook. Within 10 minutes, she had 35 members and soon attracted 100—50 of whom she eventually slept with. Facebook has since removed her page.


6. If Facebook were a country, it would be the fifth-largest country in the world, after China, India, the U.S., and Indonesia.

7. In 2009, an EMT at the crime scene took a cell phone picture of the body of a New York woman who had been strangled and beaten and then posted it on his Facebook profile. He was later arrested on charges of official misconduct and was fired from his job

8. The New Oxford Dictionary announced that the 2009 Word of the Year was “unfriend,” as in “to remove someone as a friend on a social networking site” such as Facebook. However, there is some debate whether the word should be “defriend” rather than “unfriend.

9. While initially created for college students, Facebook users over the age 26 now represent 60% of the total U.S. Facebook population

10. Forbes dubbed 25-year-old Mark Zuckerberg, the creator/owner of Facebook, as the world’s youngest billionaire, worth 1.5 billion



11. Syria, China, Vietnam, and Iran have banned Facebook

12. The first person to invest in Facebook was the cofounder of PayPal, Peter Thiel, who invested $500,000 in June 2004



13. Lamebook.com is a regularly updated site that reposts “lame” and funny Facebook user posts.



14. In Florida, the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee ruled that Florida judges and lawyers should no longer “friend” each other on Facebook

15. Twins Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss claim Zuckerberg stole their idea after they hired him to do programming for their own site, Harvard Connect (ConnectU). The case was settled for an undisclosed sum. Others, such as fellow student, Aaron Greenspan, also claim they invented Facebook




16. A “gaydar” software program developed at MIT can reportedly identify gay men on Facebook, private profile or not

17. A 20-year-old IBM employee in Canada lost sick leave benefits from her insurer because her Facebook page showed “cheerful” photos while she was on paid sick leave for depression.

18. On July 1, 2009, shortly after Michael Jackson passed away, his page became the most popular page on Facebook. Previously, the most popular person on Facebook was U.S. President Obama with just over 6 million fans.

19. There are more than 800,000 developers building applications for Facebook.

20. Second most visited website after Google, with 24 million unique visits per day.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

PLACES: Old Manila and the Nostalgic Pinay

Manila is said to be one of the finest, one of the most beautiful Cities in Asia during 1950’s. Considered as one the best place for Tourism during the 50-‘s and 60’s. But after those years, what happened?



I know that most of you are not yet born during these years, or maybe, you’re one of the cute babies of the 50’s. Kapag galing ka sa probinsya, o yung tinatawag nilang “syana” or “syano”, maganda ang Maynila ngayon, yan ang lagi nilang sinasabi. Maraming magagarang sasakyan, matataas na gusali, maiilaw na lugar, malalawak na pamilihan. True. Really. But if you will ask our Lolos and Lola, Mom and Dad, and even other nationalities who visited Manila before, they will say that Manila is a lot better in 1950’s. Ganon?! How come? There were no huge shopping centers back then. Ali Mall was built only in 1976. (Ali Mall is the very first major shopping center in the Philippines from by the way after Muhammed Ali’s boxing victory). No bars or disco house that are fully air-conditioned. No MRT or LRT for easier transportation. And so I got curious. I did some research and proofs came out easily. Tama sila pareho. Maganda ang Manila ngayon. Pero MAS nakakaanyaya ang kapaligiran noon.



Bata pa lang ako, pingarap ko na ang makapagtrabaho sa Manila, particularly in Makati. And it came true. Pero mas maganda palang pangarapin ang  Maynila noon. Simple at payak ang pamumuhay ng mga tao. Sayang, hindi na natin ito kailanman makikita.



Mapalad ang mga taong nakaranas ng ganito kagandang Maynila…

Old Manila is just now inside the box of beautiful memories...

Can you recognize the cars? Chevy Bel-air 1958, Simca 1961-62s, Toyopet 1960s, VW Beetle 1960's, early 1960's Mercedez Benz 220... Take note, naka sapatos ang mga tao, walang naka tsinelas kahit sa Avenida. It's clean and the people are very disciplined.


There were no Metro Aides, Bayani Fernando Cleaners, and stores cleaned their areas. Pedestrians were also very disciplined. Very little “hukays” and manholes were clean and were clearly visible to pedestrians. People were so disciplined. Take a look at the Pedxings. The streets were shiny, much like the streets of Singapore now. 


LYRIC Theatre (in the photo below), IDEAL, STATE, ODEON were the best theatres. Environment inside and outside...absolutely clean. There were no double parking allowed and drivers followed. Streets didn’t have 2 policemen and 4 Traffic Aides for each corner. You’d be safe even if you held a clutch bag while shopping. Manholes were covered well and during those days, I remember them....as clean and polished, much like those you’d see in Champ Elysee’. We could beat Paris. Ang ganda ng bayan natin noon.


Dencia’s was famous for Pansit Mami, much like Mamonluk or Ricebowl. P1.50 ang Mami, 10 sentimo ang Coca-Cola. 5 centimo ang sarsaparilla. This was very near Villalobos and Carriedo. Look at the jeepneys. They were not overloaded.


Pasig was very clean. The photographer must have taken this photo (below) October to December timeframe. But Pasig, during summer would have beautiful water lilies, tiny Quiapo’s floating amidst white, yellow and purple water lilies that I remember. Water from our rich and abundant rivers were emerald green and blue. Napakalinis and walang amoy 


 Manila was just a beautiful place. 


Avenida Rizal was a treat to everyone. There were no prostitutes nor body-brokers. Avenida was not a fickle place. It was not a “now a bistro boulevard, tomorrow a street; now a tiangge or night market and tomorrow a bistro boulevard”. It was a simple avenida where everyone enjoyed to see what was “now showing”, what movie was “extended showing”, and if Otis or Good Earth had a big sale. It was just a big clean place. 


Ayala Avenue was just like Wilshire Boulevard. Clean and no pollution. You can walk and enjoy the sun. Napakalinis. Walang masyadong trash bins pero walang basura sa paligid. 


Even Parks like Fort Santiago was much better. No vendors, no cafe’s. There was not even an ATM machine. Malinis ang paligid.


Here's Manila Cathedral when the photo was taken in 1968.


Aerial view of Manila - Port Area. One thing you'll notice in these photos is the lack of garbage on the streets. Also, there's no road construction. Just look at the quality of the roads, it's all flat and concrete. Not even a crack or broken sidewalks.


Manila - Port area with view of the Pasig River.



Pasig river when it was the heart of the city for trade and transportation. Look, no trash!


Downtown Manila. I remember we used to have windows like these where I used to live.


Calesas before it was replaced by pedicabs. I'm not sure where this is but it looks like somewhere in Binondo.


Feati University



Sidewalks were not extended to suit the pedestrians. Quiapo Church was a blessed monument. Nagbibigayan ang mga drivers. Bihira ang nag-gigitgitan. 


If you’d take an L5 plane or a Piper Cab and take pictures of Dewey Boulevard (now Roxas Boulevard) from above, you’d be so proud to say, that the place is much better than Cote’d Azure. Environment was just so very clean, air was refreshing, and take a look at the sea....wasn’t that a gift given to us during those days?!



And finally, Rizal Memorial Park. People actually go out to enjoy the sun because it was cooler back then. Sa iba, corny ang bumisita sa Luneta. Pero sa mga nakakaraang henerasyon, kayamanan na ang makarating sa nag iisang Rizal Park sa buong mundo...



I don't own any of these photos, since I am kid of the 80's :D But thanks to those who captured these memories. I envy them... really...

You can see other pictures at:

PEOPLE: A Love Triangle

 
This is actually an old joke na about the Love Story Inday who fell in love. A typical love story in which involves 3rd party. But not so typical when it comes to expressing what and how they feel - through words. :D

Note: What you are about to read is purely fictional which I saw from website several years back. It just made me feel fine every time I read this one. +_+

HAPPY THURSDAY!

The skies were clear, the birds were chipping. Ang ganda-ganda ng araw! Nasa SM ako noon at katatapos ko lang mamili ng groceries. Timing naman nasa foodcore si Angel Locsin, nagpro-provoke ng movie nya. Grabe, andaming fans, pull-packed talaga! Dahil fans nya rin ako, nakipila rin ako.

Then suddenly, out of the loo, may bumulong sa akin ng: "Indaaaayyyy. ....." Huh? It sounded like a familiar sound. Who can it be now? "Dodong!" sigaw ko. Napalakas yata voice ko. Kasi the other fans turned their backs to their behind at napatingin sa amin. Sabi ko "Sorry, I didn't mean to be loud and proud." Hinawakan na lang ni Dodong ang kamay ko at lumayo kami from the crowd.

"Kamusta na Inday? Do you come here open? tanong nya. "Bihira lang, Dodong. I'm just droppings by. Ethnic and schedule ko eh"sabi ko.

Memories came flushing in my mind. How can I forget to remember Dodong? Siya na may mata ni Piolo, dimple ni Aga, at bigote ni Rex Cortez. he's every woman's dreamboat. I was just starting my tour of duty kay ate noon nang unang makilala ko si Dodong. Contraction worker siya sa ginagawang bahay sa tapat namin. Naging kami for a while then after that were not an item anymore.

"Tanghali na Inday. What did you say we have lunch together?" tanong ni Dodong. "I don't mine" sagot ko. Sa restaurant, nilapitan kaagad kami ng waiter. "What's your odor sir?" sabi nung waiter kay Dodong.

"Do you have porkshop?" tanong ni Dodong. "Yes sir" sabi nito. "Our porkshop with a resistance to the teeth of boast of our chef. Domestic careful selection of pork with little fat of female liking is used. The exquisite cooking which repeated trial and error and was completed. it also has healthy vegetables with salad feeling fully" dagdag niya.

"And you mam?" sabay tingin naman sa akin. Hmmm... mukhang masarap yung porkshop. Pero I'm cutting down on my carbon kaya pinigilan ko. "I'll just have water, thanks. Liquidate diet ako eh." sagot ko. Pagkatapos kumain, nagyaya si Dodong manood ng sine. Teka teka, this is going too far. Besides, it's a long, long way to run.

"Reality chess, Dodong. May asawa na ako, si Jay. As a mother of fact, I'm happily married" pagmamalaki ko. "Di na pwede yung tulad ng dati. Sorry pero I didn't expect you still have more feelings than I expected. i don't want you getting the way. Past is fast. Therefore, cause and defect." dagdag ko pa.

Tumahimik sya. Parang may language barrel na namagitan sa amin. The seconds that passed seemed like fraternity. Di nagla-on, nagsalita na rin sya.

"I don't care less!" sigaw ni Dodong. Shocks, give me a brake! The nerd ng taong ito para sigawan ako! To think it's his other woman that caused our separation to part. Kinabahan na ako. I felt speedbumps all over my body and was having panic attach. Tinalikuran ko siya at nagmadali akong lumakad palayo. Pero sumunod pa rin siya like a monkey on my butt. Hanggang sa makakita ako ng security guard. Biglang nawala si Dodong.

"Excuse me kuya, pwedeng magtanong?" sabi ko sa mamang guard. "Of course miss, I can help you with my pleasure." sagot niya. "Saan po ba ang exit? Could you point me to the right erection? I got lost in my eyes." "Diretso lang." sabi niya. "Then turn right anytime with care." "Thanks for your corporation" sabi ko.

Buti na lang nandun si kuya. Pero saglit lang, I smell something peachy. As I turned, nakita ko na namang nakasunod si Dodong! Delaying static lang pala kanina ang pag disappear nya.

"Nyahahaha! You can run but you can hide, Inday. No matter where you go, there you are!" pananakot nya. Oh no, is this the end? This is too much, I feel degradable. My world started falling afar.

Then suddenly, Jay come from behind! Dodong was caught to the act! In the matter of minute, it's all over. I'm out of arm's way. "Thanks Jay, my love. But how did you?" bago pa man ako matapos, sabi niya: "I was in the neighborhood. Fans din ako ni Angel eh. I heard you shout but at first I didn't give it a thought. Pero nang makita ko kayong
magkahawak ng holding hands, then I give it a thought. I know something is a missed."

From then on, Dodong did not brother me again. In fact, he didn't even sister me. As in platonic at wala na talaga. Pero kami ni Jay, heto, shoot sailing pa rin ang relationship. Lalo pa ngayon, open na kami sa isa't-isa at walang exhibitions.


I feel I'm on cloud.


Wednesday, 24 July 2013

PEOPLE: We are Filipinos

While browsing several websites earlier, I was redirected on one website which really made me smile. It was like a voting or survey website wherein members will post their own poll and topic and people who will visit their website are allowed to vote and give their opinion.

Rankopedia
Rankopedia is a free website that attempts to rank any and all things that can be ranked. Categories in which rankings are made include Sports, , People and . Among the more popular subcategories are soccer, football, music, movies, political leaders, celebrities, food and travel. It has both English and French language versions.

Rankopedia members create rankings, lists of up to 80 candidates in any topic they choose. The ranking lists also provide columns with supporting information to help voters choose between the candidates. Members can then vote for up to 10 candidates in each ranking, giving each candidate a rank from 1 to 10. The votes are automatically tallied to determine the relative positions of each candidate in the ranking. The rankings themselves can also be rated by members on a scale of 1 to 5.  

According to wikipedia:
Asian people or Asiatic people is a demonym for people from Asia. However, the use of the term varies by country and person, often referring to people from a particular region or subregion of Asia. Though it may be based on residence, it is also often considered a race or an ethnicity. In North America, the term refers most commonly to people of predominantly East Asian and Southeast Asian ancestry; however, in the United Kingdom and Anglophone Africa, the term refers most commonly to South Asians. In other countries, the term is applied in a wider sense to all people from Asia or from a number of its regions. In the United States, however, Middle Eastern and Central Asian people.

Country with the Most Beautiful Women in Asia

And the winner goes to: 

1. PHILIPPINES - Southeast Asia - 59.33%


2. JAPAN - East Asia - 41.63%
3. SOUTH KOREA - East Asia - 36.10%
4. THAILAND - Southeast Asia - 34.34%
5. RUSSIA - North Asia - 29.93%
6. INDIA - South Asia - 24.46%
7. ISRAEL - West Asia - 16.33%
8. MALAYSIA - Southeast Asia - 15.60%
9. CHINA - East Asia - 12.80%
10. INDONESIA - Southeast Asia - 12.77%

The best part is that, when I saw this comment from  alegreelizah:
Natural beauties are found in the Philippines, one must remember that the Philippines is the melting pot of beauty in the world, fabulous mixture of races, simply gorgeous and flawless skins. Rarely go for enhancements or invasive science technology, most are really pure perfect beauties. Go, see the Philippines and be amazed with their God given physical attributes.

Even if it is unofficial online poll, it really made more proud being a Filipino citizen. Ang saya diba. +_+ Ikaw din, you should be proud.


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