Monday, March 30, 2009

You Tube Sensations



I have not heard about You Tube until last year. I was not an internet fanatic.

Filipinos have been trying to make their mark in the Hollywood movie and music industry for a long time. You Tube has been a good way to publicize different talents. Two Filipinos already made their mark and now they have been tagged as You Tube Sensations. One of them is Arnel Pineda, now the band "Journey" main vocals. They are known for the song "Open Arms" which have been revived by several artists like Mariah Carey.

Another You Tube sensation is Charice Pempengco. She is just 16 years old and starting to make a mark in the Hollywood Music Industry. I remember her joining a singing contest on TV but she lost due to very low text votes. Eventually someone discovered her by the name of False Voice and posted her videos online. Now, she's on her way to STARDOM! I have attached a video of her first visit to the US by an invite from none other than Ellen De Generes. Appearances in Oprah, The White House, and other shows in Hollywood followed.

Enjoy!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Vote Earth

I am a very strong advocate of saving our environment and the planet we are living in. Please read of the article below and let's all give our share.

For more information, please click on the title "Vote Earth"

On March 28, 2009 at 8:30pm local time...WHEREVER in planet earth you live...Turn off your lights

YOUR LIGHT SWITCH IS YOUR VOTE

This year, Earth Hour has been transformed into the world’s first global election, between Earth and global warming.

For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote – Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming. WWF are urging the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009.

This meeting will determine official government policies to take action against global warming, which will replace the Kyoto Protocol. It is the chance for the people of the world to make their voice heard.

Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum, the Sydney Opera House and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square all stood in darkness.

In 2009, Earth Hour is being taken to the next level, with the goal of 1 billion people switching off their lights as part of a global vote. Unlike any election in history, it is not about what country you’re from, but instead, what planet you’re from. VOTE EARTH is a global call to action for every individual, every business, and every community. A call to stand up and take control over the future of our planet. Over 74 countries and territories have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH during Earth Hour 2009, and this number is growing everyday.

We all have a vote, and every single vote counts. Together we can take control of the future of our planet, for future generations.

VOTE EARTH by simply switching off your lights for one hour, and join the world for Earth Hour.

Saturday, March 28, 8:30-9:30pm.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wild Card Applicant Announced

The Best Job in the World wild card applicant has been announced.

Clare of Taiwan was selected after having 151,676 votes.

Here's her application video:



The other 10 applicants previously selected by Tourism Queensland will be announced on April 2 at 11:00pm UTC.

Monday, March 23, 2009

The BEST Job in the World

I was watching the news last weekend when I heard about "The Best Job in The World". Over 34,000 applicants all over the world applied for it and now its down to the Top 50 candidates. The Tourism Queensland already chose their Top 10 candidates for the job and now they are looking for one Wild Card Applicant.

The salary - a whoooping $145,000...for us Filipinos, that's about Php 4.7 million. A lot of money at stake.

The job - become an Island Caretaker for six months and they need to blog all their daily experience at the Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

Let's help make the dream of someone come true. Just visit the site and vote. Voting closes at 11:59pm UTC 24 March

Friday, March 20, 2009

My First Blog Award



This is my first blog award given by Sara and I am so happy that someone was able to recognize my new passion. I am all SMILES right now.

Thank you Sara for including me on the list.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Free Credit Commercial 2008



I love this Free Credit commercials.

I was in Florida, USA last year when I saw these commercials. One of my friends hated it so much. I recorded it through my camera and played it everytime we are in the office. I used to laugh my heart out whenever I see his face after hearing the song.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Poi Dancing


I have one friend who does Poi Dancing or what we commonly call Fire Dancing. He is really great and how I wish I could do it. I am quite big and had a carpal tunnel release due to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. It's a good form of exercise and a fun way to show off your talent.

TRIVIA:
"Poi" is the Maori word for "ball" on a cord. Poi is a form of juggling where the balls are swung around the body.

video

Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday the 13th - The second time around

It's the second Friday the 13th of 2009.

TRIVIA:

The fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskavedekatriaphobia which is a specialized form of triskaidekaphobia which is a simple fear of the number 13.

Thanks so much to wikipedia. I didn't know that there is a friday the 13th phobia.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Looking for FREE Online Photo Album

I'm looking for an online photo album with unlimited photo storage and with an easy share and easy upload feature. I'm not sure if this is too much especially if I'm looking for something for FREE. I have tried www.myphotoalbum.com but after one year of free usage, I guess they are requiring you to become a member for $20 a year. Right now I am using www.picasaweb.google.com but I only have 1 MB free storage and I'm almost up with my limit and have to pay extra. I really don't want to use multiply or flicker.

I'll just continue my search online...


Hopefully I can find what I am looking for...maybe you can help me?!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Pictures of Panagbenga Festival

As promised, here are some of the pictures I have taken during Baguio's Panagbenga Festival (Flower Festival)

STREET PARADE




FLOAT PARADE



Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button


Finally, I was able to watch the movie "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button".

Don't laugh at me...I know that this movie was SOOO last year. I'm not fond of going to movie theaters. I would rather watch it at home and cry or laugh on my own. I hate wiping off the tears with other people even if the theater is dark. The last movie I watched at a movie theater was Star Wars: The Clone War (is that right?)and I finished just half of it. Another fact, I watched it because it was for free!

I LOOOVVVEEE this movie. I love the way the story went and the love story between Cate Blanchett and Brad Pitt. It was simple story full of twist and turns. I'm not sure if you agree with me but Brad Pitt should have won the Best Actor award in the Oscars.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Reading In A Complete Mess

This is an old one but I find it very fascinating. I was reading through my old forwarded emails. I just thought it might be a good post. Try reading the article below:

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Monday, March 2, 2009

Panagbenga Festival Weekend

Last saturday and sunday, I watched the final and most famous activity during the Panagbenga festival. It was fun to watch but there were a lot of people which made me feel very tired right after.

February 28, Saturday

The day started with the street dancing parade. It showcased 39 groups who competed for in the street dancing (Elementary, High School, College, and Open Category). It was fun to watch everyone wearing their colorful costumes and dancing to the music of their own band.

March 1, Sunday

The float parade! There were 20 floats who joined and unfortunately, our company's float didn't make it. The truck overheated on the way to the parade. Too bad, we were not included in the judging because of that. The floats looked really good and the number of people who watched doubled. I have never seen so many people!

I'll post the pics soon. I had problems uploading them. I apologize for any inconvenience.