mad about glee

all the more reason to love glee: charice pempengco.  this Filipino has really come a long, glitzy way.  her being on the cast (season 2) makes me again proud to be pinoy.  i sure can’t wait for it to air and the songs… well, im sure they’ll be awesome.  i guess i have to update…

blast from the past

when i first heard that one of my childhood favorite street food has made a comeback, i was skeptical.  i thought that there was no way!  i haven’t seen a wooden-huge ice crusher cart being peddled by a masular manong in decades. let alone the oh so familiar hot pink glob, that in my mind,…

sona

for several years now, i’d like to call myself an apolitical person.  my fondest and relevant memories of me participating and exercising my sovereignty was during my college days.  a time when i looked at the world, not to mention the government thru  rose-colored glasses. as life took its toll on me and harsh reality…

new president, new hope

senator benigno “noynoy” aquino III has been proclaimed the country’s 15th president.  he is set to start his term on june 30th, succeeding former president gloria macapagal-arroyo,whose nine year term has been wracked by several scandals–coup attempts, impeachment cases, corruption and human rights violations. the philippines, once again will be hailed as another first in…

Caramoan Marks the Spot (again)

Known for its virgin forest hills, exotic beaches, undisturbed wildlife and striking scenery, the island of Caramoan (in Camarines Sur) is set to play host once again to the reality TV series, Survivor.  Like the French and the Bulgarians  that camped in the island last year, this season’s Survivor is said to be an Israeli version. …

Pacquiao Wins Again!

The world came to temporary halt again and everyone is glued on the tv (or the theather) watching the most popular Filipino athlete, Manny Pacquiao beat David Diaz.  Im no fan of boxing but I must admit, if its PacMan on the ring, the match is definitely worth watching. As usual, Filipinos and the rest of…

The New 7 Wonders of the World

Once again, the Philippines is in the spotlight. But for a change, the news is far from the bad, negative side. This time something good, positive, and beautiful has been featured from our country. Four of our scenic spots are being nominated for the “New 7 Wonders of Nature“. In case you’re wondering about these…

Another Pinoy in British’s Got Talent

Yup. You read it right, folks.  Another Pinoy contentender recieved a standing ovation for his spectacular performance on the talent show, British Got Talent.  Looks like Madonna Decena’s stiffest rival could be Charlie Green, an 11 year old Filipino-British jazz singer.  Charlie brought the house down with his seamless rendition of Frank Sinatra’s “Summer Wind” . Like…

Pinay Hits Bigtime in UK

  Youtube singing phenomenon Madonna Decena, the Filipina who wowed audiences  and judges alike (especially Simon Cowell) on the reality show “British’s Got Talent” has become a prevailing cultural talent in British media today.  Her story is now being featured on TV news programs all over the country.  In her performance on the show, a…

Papaya Dance Invades America!

  The Philippines started the trend.  It all began in a game show.  Then the kids followed suit.  Even the military has their very own version.  The Papaya Dance is all over the place, even finding its way to America!  the hit dancestep was popularized by TV/Game show host, Edu Manzano .  Move over, Macarena! See for…

Ramiele Bids Idol Goodbye

  A lot of tears flowed when our very own Ramiele Malubay got booted off the American Idol.  Frankly, I was surprised that the judges chose Brooke over her.  Hello….?  This girl’s got the TALENT.  The voice is amazingly powerful considering its coming from that smallframe of hers. Watching the last episode closely, I also sensed…