Monday, December 29, 2008

Great Year!

Another great year has passed and though there were things that I want to do but I haven't done yet. I pray next year will be different. Like most people in this country, I want a better life for my family and I will do the best that I can to accomplish that next year. Yes, 2009 will be a tough year economically esp. in the Philippines but what else is new? There are basically no challenges our country and us its people can handle. As for doomsayers, don't forget we live in the Philippines. It means every year is a financial crisis lol. I don't believe in Feng Shui as all things in the world - even the falling of the leaves - is controlled by our Maker. Pray that He will show us Mercy to not just survive but thrive next year. HE is the only one we can RELY on.

There are many things I want to correct in my life and all of it will start NOW. I want to live in a future that I will enjoy and to do that certain things must change TODAY to make way for a better tomorrow. I don't want riches though if it comes my way I'll be thankful for it. I want the same things every year - good health and long life for me and my family.

"LIFE IS HARD BUT LIFE IS NOT BAD" pride fc

Yes, Life is Hard but it could be ENJOYED.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas!

Well Merry Christmas everyone! I want to enjoy the holidays so I refrained from writing. Starting today, I'll write as often as I can. Next stop, end of the year festivities! Despite the simplicity of our celebrations, I still enjoyed it - as long as my family is here and complete.

Here's my present for you: Girls in beautiful Christmas dress. Ahn So Hee looks nice.

Snsd ChristmasSnsd

Oh, there are better pics. It is just that my site is PG lol. This is a wholesome site. Classy Girls Only

Monday, December 22, 2008

Third Bleach Movie: Bleach Fade to Black I Call Your Name

I got interested in this Bleach Movie as it gets promoted in the opening and closing credits of the series. I'm not into anime movies as it is irrelevant to the main theme of the series but the story of the Bleach Movie: Fade to Black I Call Your Name captured my attention. Initially called "Sayonara, Rukia", the movie is about a strange reiatsu that exploded off Seireitei. When Urahara Kisuke asked Kurosaki Ichigo to investigate it, he was attacked by fellow Shinigamis who don't recall him and Rukia. Worse, even Kuchiki Rukia doesn't remember him - OUCH!!! Kurosaki Ichigo gets to fight the VCs and the Captains again.

Bleach Movie: Fade to Black is interesting indeed. It's just in time as I've finished my Bleach marathon (Arrancar arc) last week. I'm updated now.


Bleach Fade to Black
Bleach: Fade to Black - I Call Your Name earned
US$1,679,634 on 239 screens in its theatrical release in Japan last week. Judging from the reaction in some forums Ichiruki fans are happy too. I can't wait to see this one myself. Does it have some romance in it? It seems that way but I will still watch it whether it has one or not.


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Pacquiao vs Hatton Set For May 2, 2009; De La Hoya's Bravado

It seems Ricky Hatton's worst dream isn't coming true as Bob Arum, Manny Pacquiao's promoter told Philboxing.com that the Manny Pacquiao vs Ricky Hatton match up will be on May 2, 2009 and in Vegas. PPV numbers is the major consideration for the upcoming bout and the unpredictable English weather didn't help.

Oscar De La Hoya's Pre-fight Bravado

"I'm scared, I'm scared . . . I'm scared of what I can do to him"

"A knockout, that's my goal," De La Hoya says. "I can knock you out with one punch. My left is lethal. I can cut you up with a straight jab. If I land an uppercut with full force, the fight's over."

Oscar De La Hoya is the recent addition to the No Mas Club which Manny Pacquiao established back in January of 1995. All the pre-fight bravado and tough talk dished out by Oscar was reduced to nothing as the quiet and little Filipino let his fist do the talking and made the Giant's face into a punching bag for eight rounds. Oscar ate all his words. He thought he made a great and intelligent decision. He thought Pacquiao was easy picking. He knew he can knock Pacquiao out and even predicted the round - fifth. However, Pacquiao refused to join the De La Hoya Redemption Show and bombarded him with left and combos to submission. Pacquiao's left was so fast De La Hoya looked like a statute. The fight was De La Hoya's supposed ego-booster but turned into ego-buster. He was battered and bruised. He was SHOCKED. He was OWNED. This midget is supposed to lose but...that must be running in Oscar's head the entire fight. A small man whom he underestimated put him in the hospital. He would have gone out in a much better way had he fought Margarito. Instead, Oscar De La Hoya took the easy road and got pummeled. Boxers who do that deserved to be punished.

This was Manny's response to Oscar tirades:

"Don't just say it. Do it."

He did it and Oscar was sent to the Hospital - no talk just all action...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MANNY PACQUIAO!!!

Quote of the Day from Espn.com:

In responding to transfer speculation about players on his squad, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis told reporters, "If these players piss me off, then, OK, they can piss off to England. But they need to understand this: The English live badly, eat badly and their women do not wash their [private parts]. To them, a bidet is a mystery."

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-boxing25-2008nov25,0,3475563.story




Monday, December 15, 2008

Pacquiao vs De La Hoya - Post Fight Wrap Up

For historical purposes I will publish this entry from my journal (with some additions)

Manny Pacquiao demolished Oscar De La Hoya in nine rounds of the welterweight match up in Las Vegas, USA. Manny Pacquiao descredited more than 98% of so-called boxing pundits and made them eat their words and some humble pie. Mayweather Sr., Angelo Dundee and many wannabees got pawned but some of them seem not to get it still. The much vaunted left hook couldn't find its target and Manny Pacquiao's relentless attack "reconfigured Oscar's beautiful face". Repeated head shots made De La Hoya look like jack in the box - his head springing out
after receiving a blow and back again to get more punishment. The fight was so mismatched I thought Manny was fighting David Diaz again.

When the camera panned closely at the two boxers, the size difference was astonishingly huge! Despite my reservations toward the Dream Match, I supported Manny I don't want him to lose like some Filipinos I know (so they would be proven right). In the first few rounds, I was a bit apprehensive and wary of De La Hoya's left but I cheered when Manny punches connected and when he got out of possible trap ODLH set. Relief set in when Oscar De La Hoya was being battered to the pulp I just can't wait to see him fall. By round 7, I can't believe Oscar was still standing - this is boxing - all it takes is one lucky punch. Thank God, none came. My family was ecstatic after Oscar gave up. I cannot believe Oscar gave up.

After the fight, Manny Pacquiao is being compared with all-time boxing greats like Sugar Ray Robinson and Henry Armstrong which is rightly so - anyone who denies this is either a racist or jealous of him. Pacquiao went up from 106 to fight at 147 and beat the guy who used to reign in that division. Say all you want about Oscar but he knew he could handle Manny. Thanks to Pacquiao's speed, Pacquiao made De La Hoya look old and incompetent. I doubt any 106-pounder jumping up to challenge De La Hoya can beat him. Most likely they'll lose their speed. A great victory by Manny - this is the most satisfying boxing match I've EVER seen.



Friday, December 12, 2008

Pacquiao as Object of Desire: Why are some Filipinos Racist against Pacquiao?

A columnist from the Examiner.com described Pacquiao as "beautiful" and some Filipinos protested saying to the effect that native-looking Filipino has no right to be depicted as "beautiful". It seems 110 years after the Spanish propaganda of belittling native Filipinos and describing them as monkeys is still believed upon and taken as gospel truth by some of my countrymen. The colonial stereotype is very much alive worse it is perpetuated by the very people victimized by it. Pacquiao is as Filipino as it gets. Forget the ads and television shows. It has long been established here that only Caucasian-looking people have the right to be called pretty. My goodness in the twisted way even Screech could be a s!x symbol here as long as the person looks Caucasian. I came across many Filipinos repulsed by the sight of Manny. Some even went as far as supporting the more handsome Mexican fighters esp. Erik Morales.(Don't believe the cliche that all Filipinos support Manny. Visit Philboxing forum and you will see the truth. I think it must be 70-30 still in favor of Manny. Some rumor monger even said De La Hoya threw away the fight and it was rigged. The accusation didn't come from Mexicans but from a Filipino.) Oh yes believe me! In fact we don't need foreigners to pull us down as other Filipinos will and are more gung-ho in doing so.

Those criticizing Manny's looks think they are good-looking but most likely NOT. They add racist remarks too to prove their point. Thank you for the openly racist attitude. Thank you for ensuring and reinforcing Spanish era ideology of beauty, our heroes Jose Rizal and Andres Bonifacio is very proud of you. Thank you for putting their sacrifice for nothing. Congratulations! Keep up the good work.

You know what; I think criticizing Manny's looks (why they do that?) makes them feel better or superior to him. They instantly assume the role of a Spaniard or traitorous Mestizos (remember Miguel Vicos assassinated Filipino hero Diego Silang) in the olden days and disassociate themselves from the rest of the population. Yes, Manny's face is the only "weakness" they see in the guy and one that could make them feel better than him since in their lifetime they will never amount to anything close to him.

Their saying Pacquiao is ugly because he is Filipino-looking really pisses me off coming from Filipinos. Nobody does white-worshiping better than Filipinos.



Updated: Eva Longoria on Manny Pacquiao


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Manny Pacquiao vs Ricky Hatton

"Pacquiao vs Hatton!" "Pacquiao vs. Hatton!" Pacquiao vs Hatton!" There seems to be an outcry for Manny Pacquiao (the fighting pride of the Philippines) to fight Ricky Hatton of England. In fact, news reports from has it that Manny will fight Ricky next year. Good. I have nothing against this fight. In fact I think Pacquiao vs Hatton will be an exciting one as both fighters love action and would press for it. People in Pacland (mannypacquiao.ph) are pumped up for the match and one has already prepared a banner plus a title "Never Back Down". So true, both fighters are aggressive and always moving forward.

There are observations that Ricky Hatton is tailored fit for Manny - it means Ricky's style is very much suited to Pacquiao and I agree. Others think Hatton is a moving target...I agree but not an easy one as he pushes, shoves, and wrestles his opponent when needed. Against Mayweather, Hatton used it - the Englishman used it so much that the boxing match almost turned into a wrestling one. Ricky uses it to put off his opponent's rhythm but it didn't work against Mayweather as the latter could handle it. I believe Manny will study on how to counter Ricky's tendency to roughouse his opponent. Other than that I reckon it will be good for Manny and his camp not to underestimate this guy as it leads to complacency and disaster. Manny is at his best when he is the underdog and odds are stacked against him (Ledwaba, Barrera 2003, De La Hoya). No, I'm not saying that Manny's underestimating Hatton but some people in his entourage might convince him otherwise. It is important for the Pound for Pound king to stay level-headed and work hard to win. Ricky Hatton holds a 140-pound title belt from IBO by no means he is a pushover and this should be an extra motivation to Pacquiao - to win a junior welterweight crown. Same goes for English fans. If they know what's good for them they shouldn't belittle Manny Pacquiao's punching power.


List of boxers Manny "reconfigured"
credit: Philboxing.com forums

I prefer the fight in the United States not England. Why give Hatton the home court advantage right? I like the match venue to be in neutral ground.

The clamor for Manny Pacquiao vs Ricky Hatton pales in comparison to Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather. More fans want to see a Pacquiao vs Mayweather. Mayweather who ducked Margarito and Cotto pounced in and is coming out of retirement. Like De La Hoya initially, Floyd thinks Pacquiao is easy. Many underestimated Manny before and paid the price. I hope Floyd does too.

But Manny's trainer Freddie Roach prefers Ricky Hatton. "Regardless of money, I want Hatton to be the next fight for Manny. I don't want a boring fight. Look at what happened when Dela Hoya fought Mayweather. If we didn't came to fight no fight will gonna be happening. I'd rather let Manny fight Hatton. It may be in England or here as long as it is a guaranteed good fight." Roach told Philboxing.com

Floyd Mayweather should wait his turn. Most likely his match will come after Pacquiao vs Hatton which in all likelihood will happen in June 2009.


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

World Meet Manny Pacquiao

If you've been living in a cave and hasn't heard of the best boxer in the planet. Let me introduce him to you courtesy of HBO:



This unfortunately was before the De La Hoya which most of us enjoyed. But nonetheless look at the punishment he delivered to Mexican legends Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales. The loss to Morales was the most painful defeat I've ever experienced as a sports fan and hoped that Manny would never be beaten again. Thank the Lord, he still is.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

List of So-Called Boxing Experts Humiliated By Manny Pacquiao: Pacquiao vs De La Hoya Post Fight Analysis

Here are the Boxing EGGPERTS and ANALysts that Manny Pacquiao PAWNED last Sunday:

David Avila, Riverside Press-Enterprise
Tim Dahlberg, Associated Press
Tim Smith, New York Daily News
Dan Rafael, ESPN.com
George Willis, New York Post
Kevin Iole, Yahoo.com
Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times
Chris Mannix, SI.com
John Whisler, San Antonio Express-News
Graham Houston, Fightwriter.com
Manuel Perez, Boxingnews24.com
Floyd Mayweather Sr.
Roger Mayweather
Jeff Mayweather
Antonio Margarito
Paul Williams
Marco Antonio Barrera
Juan Manuel Marquez
Erik Morales
Steve Forbes
Nate Campbell
Tommy Hearns
Julio Cesar Chavez Sr.
Paulie Malignaggi
Ricky Hatton
Roy Jones Jr.
Vernon Forrest
Derrick Gainer
Joel Casamayor
Dan Goossen
Lou DiBella
Artie Petullo
Mike Tyson
Leon Margules
Kassim Ouma
Verno Phillips
Winky Wright
Antonio Tarver


Secondsout.com:
Clive Bernath
Gregory Juckett
Michael Norby
Mark Butcher
Jerry Glick
Juan Pablo Manfredi
Sean Waisglass
James Smith
Harry Rosenbluth
Craig Phillips
Mike Sloan
Jason Pribila
Lwazi Ndzobongo
Ray Kilgore

Ringsidereport.com:
Geno McGahee
Brian Wilbur
Brad Berkwitt
Jose Antonio Rivera
Eileen Teran
Sunset Thomas
Mike Withers
Vinnie Johnson
Dan Hernandez
Antonio Santiago
Mike Plunkett
Daniel Cohen
Geoff Poundes

Ringtalk.com:
Pedro Fernandez
Brian Gorman
Frances Martel


15Rounds.com:
Marc Abrams
Michael Swann
Norm Frauenheim
Johnny Schulz
Matt Yanofsky
Mario Ortega Jr.
Anson Wainwright
Thomas Marriott
Joon Lee

Boxingscene.com:
Robert Morales
Dave Sholler
Cliff Rold
Mitch Abramson
Bob Cannobio
TK Stewart
Lyle Fitzsimmons
Lem Satterfield
Brent Matteo Alderson
Michael Doss
Alphonso Costello
James Blears
Joe Harrisson
Don Colgan
Rick Reeno

Doghouseboxing.com:
Garth Weaver
Ken Hissner
Benny Henderson Jr.
Barry Mcguigan
Debbie Duran
Gabriel Montoya
Eric Marks
Rob Scott


source: viel_mervic@philboxing.com


I wonder if some of them made the same mistake in picking Pavlik over Hopkins a month ago. A boxer builds credibility by defying the odds... thank God Manny did it. Pacquiao proved these people wrong... lol. It turns out some so-called experts' guess were as good as ours! Experts...phooey! They only analyzed the obvious. Some of them were being prick about it and THAT DISGUSTED ME enough to bring this issue up.

Some of them don't have a clue on what they are talking about their only advantage they have a website.

So boxing experts, how does it feel getting embarrassed by Manny? LOL

These wannabees will still spew out nonsense in the future but we know better now don't we? Being a boxing expert is a comfortable job since a wrong prediction won't cost them anything. Great job.

The EXPERTS who got it right:

Nick Cafardo, Boston Globe -- Pacquiao by TKO 8
Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times -- Pacquiao by decision
Ed Graney, Las Vegas Review-Journal -- Pacquiao by decision
Dave Cokin, ESPNRadio1100 -- Pacquiao by decision
William Trillo -- Pound4Pound.com

Edwin Valero
Roberto Duran
Busta Rhymes
Rashad Holloway
Dennis Guillermo --- 8countnews.com
Joaquin Henson --Philippine Star

Mayweather Sr. said Oscar will rearrange Manny's face he should have seen what Manny did to Oscar. One thing about the Mayweathers, they really hate Manny - a combination of jealousy and racism on their part maybe...since they never really acknowledged him. Manny never said anything bad about Floyd Mayweather. The problem with the Mayweathers is they talk too much but can't back it up. I remember Margarito challenging Mayweather IN HIS FACE yet nothing the guy smiled sheepishly. Floyd won't even fight Cotto or Margarito. Human nature has it that you will take advantage if you think you are better that your opponent. Mayweather has said he is better than those two boxers but never challenged them. I thought you are better than them. Sheesh.

On my part, I was against the Fight but I supported Manny win or lose. You may check the earlier posts and my readers will testify in my behalf.

Here were the Headlines then courtesy of Philboxing.com

Wrong for Boxing: Oscar De La Hoya Vs Manny Pacquiao--RingSideReport
-Is De La Hoya A Genius or Just Dumb?--EastSideReport--BleacherReport.com
-De La Hoya Mismatch Signed
-Why Oscar De La Hoya vs. Manny Pacquiao could be bad for boxing--
-Oscar-Pacquiao a match that shouldn’t happen--YahooSport
-SULAIMAN RIDICULES PACQUIAO-DE LA HOYA FIGHT
-Oscar takes low road in fighting Pacquiao
-Ten Top Things Oscar De La Hoya Will NOT Announce:-- Michael Marley
-Fight with Pacquiao makes a lot of cents to De La Hoya
-Yes, It's Real Circus But Oscar And Manny Won't Be Clowning Around!-- Michael Marley
-Advertise This! Oscar De La Hoya vs Manny Pacquiao - Throw Some money on the Fire!-- DogHouseBoxing
-ESPN's Brian Kenny Calls Oscar De La Hoya vs. Manny Pacquiao 'Like a Handicap Match'--AOL Sport

I still agree that this was a mismatch but I'm glad Manny is just super boxer. I'm happy too that Oscar took the "LOW ROAD" and got punished for it. He thought Manny is easy picking and was rightfully pummeled by the Filipino.


Update:
Manny will take a rest. He will fight again in June either with Hatton or Mayweather. Right now, he will take a long deserved vacation. It's not like he takes his time reading his critics. Even God has critics.

Mayweather is excited to come back in the ring. To fight Margarito? Of course NOT!!! Mayweather wants to fight Pacquiao of course he he he. This is according to a report from Mlive.com.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

PACQUIAO OVERWHELMS DE LA HOYA; DAVID WINS OVER GOLIATH - AGAIN

Thank you Lord!!! Manny Pacquiao the Little Man destroys Oscar King Kong De La Hoya. Unbelievable! I'm speechless and overwhelmed with EMOTIONS. Unbelievable. Congratulations Manny!!! I'm going to watch the replay and gather my thoughts. Manny WINS!!! Thank you Lord!

De La Hoya quit. Manny. MANNY. You're unbelievable! You proved many people wrong. Thank you Manny!

GO MANNY!

10:06 am - An hour before the fight...oh my Lord please HELP Manny. With you, everything is possible. Give our country a little something to cheer about...Thank you Lord. Don't let the BULLY win. Hah!


Go Manny! Go Manny!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

How to Avoid Being Beaten Up in Korea

Ahhhh...You want to go to Korea. You want to go there ever since you started watching their melodramatic soap operas. You save money and have finished all the necessary documents. But before jumping into that country here are some tips that will be useful if you are in Korea.

I read so many blog entries commenting about Koreans being xenophobic but this blog article really disturbed me. It seems foreigners could get randomly beaten up in Korea! Yes, even when you are just sightseeing - someone might not like your race and physically assault you. Worse if you fight back the Korean police will arrest you instead of the perpetrators! Unbelievable.

Here's the article from the Metropolitician:


I'm serious. I've had enough experience with this, as have my many foreign friends, with being verbally and physically assaulted in Korea without provocation. To help those new to Korea, especially non-Korean Americans, I've compiled a list of little things to do to help reduce your chance of being attacked.

Because the police will likely not help you, since you are a foreigner, and might even arrest YOU if any Korean simply accuses you of being the instigator, even if you were the victim. And also included are some tips to avoid sexual harrassment and attacks on foreign women as well, at least from what I have seen and heard as a man.

There will necessarily be generalizations made here, not so much about people, but about probabilities that things will happen. But I think it's like wearing a seatbelt: it only helps if you do it consistently, not once-in-a-while. So, in order to prevent bad things from occurring, you have to just avoid doing certain things, or condition yourself to behave in slightly different ways in certain situations.

"HIGH-RISK" FOR BEING HARASSED OR ASSAULTED
--- Foreign men, specifically men who do not look like they may be migrant or factory workers. Those people are generally socially invisible, which is another problem and issue, but not what we're discussing here.
--- If you are or look like an American GI.
--- If you are part of a foreign male/Korean female couple. If you and/or your female companion would be considered more attractive than usual by Korean standards, you have an even higher likelihood of being harrassed.
--- If you are in a group of foreigners, especially speaking English loudly.
--- In certain areas, just being foreign.


View the full post here


So, you could get beaten up even if you're not dating Korean women. The only foreigners less likely to get assaulted are the physically imposing which shows you the nature of the attackers - cowards. Getting attacked or physically assaulted could happen to any foreigner in any country so it pays to be careful and mindful of your surroundings whenever you are abroad.


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Manny Pacquiao vs Oscar De La Hoya Rant

Manny PacquiaoManny Pacquiao

This is the prize Manny Pacquiao will get once he defeats Oscar De La Hoya come December 7 - very few people are giving Manny the chance of beating De La Hoya. I'm glad boxing is not a popularity contest. Besides, most of these so-called experts are nothing but quacks anyway. In boxing anything can happen. No one can be 100% sure. Though the match up is far from ideal (why do you think Oscar agreed to this?) I know I will support Manny - win or lose.

The Manny Pacquiao vs Oscar De La Hoya match up was the brainchild of HBO commentator Larry Merchant and no one took it seriously until several months ago. Only when the De La Hoya camp conceded that Manny agreed to this fight. Pacquiao initially rejected it as he didn't like the terms - the guy had nothing to lose anyway while the aging Oscar needs a fight that can restore some of his credibility as a boxer. He doesn't want to fight boxers his size like Trinidad, Margarito or Cotto (it is this cynical attitude Oscar brings to boxing that pisses me off I. I have nothing against him in fact I prefer him to fight either Margarito or Cotto - a much balanced match up for him to say the least). Of course, no boxer would like to end his career with a loss or worse a knock out which would likely happen if Oscar De La Hoya fights those pugs. So in August, the boxers agreed to fight - much to my surprise and chagrin. So it will happen...what was Pacquiao thinking? Why would he fight a guy six inches taller than him? For me it was an obvious mismatch. But what I think doesn't matter anyway. The match was set and all I have to do is to support him.


I wish Manny the best and that he'll be safe come fight night and not do the chicken dance as infantile blogger Ricardo Lois delightfully wished. What bothers me beside Oscar De La Hoya allegedly wearing lingerie (joke) is his six-inch advantage against Manny Pacquiao. How will Manny overcome that? For weeks, reports have been surfacing on how Manny will surmount the problems presented by Oscar. Things are easier said than done.

Many questions will be answered come December 7. Will Manny Pacquiao handle De La Hoya's power and his vaunted left hook? Will the weight loss adversely affect Oscar? Will Manny's speed and power retained as he moved up in weight? Experts have answered these questions but we will all know the answer this Sunday.

This blog has been covering Manny Pacquiao for months already (and for years in my Journal) and I'm glad I get to chronicle the career of the best Filipino boxer at the moment. I'm hoping for the best and I want to see history. Oscar De La Hoya will get nothing if he wins the Dream Match other than prove to the world that he is a bully and probably get some needed ego-boost by beating a small boxer.

Good luck Manny! In taking the challenge of the bigger man, Manny Pacquiao is the only warrior in the ring come fight night.


Note: please excuse this post if it has some grammatical errors as I have no time to review it. Once I review it - the note will be removed. Thank you for your patience and understanding.








Sunday, November 30, 2008

Cristine Reyes Maxim Philippines December 2008 Cover Girl

It seems Maxim Philippines wants to end 2008 with a bang by featuring Cristine Reyes in its December issue. She has been a staple of some magazines and if you've seen her you won't have to wonder why. Cristine Reyes will be very busy come December as she will reportedly topbill a new TV series called "Eva Fonda" in ABS-CBN. Good luck to her. This will be the first time she appears as cover girl of Maxim.

I first saw Cristine Reyes back in Starstruck. In the show, she didn't reveal any showbiz connection and was the first one to be booted out. It was only later she divulged that she was Ara Mina's sister. I never heard anything from Cristine again until she became FHM's cover girl last year. It was reportedly her first for a men's magazine. Ms. Reyes was initially hesitant but with the encouragement of her sister, she managed to pull it off(?).



I can tell you looking from a distance Cristine Reyes looks like Katrina Halili. I'm not kidding. There are angles where she looks like Katrina and this is not just me noticing it but other people as well. If I recall correctly Cristine and Katrina had a showdown on another men's magazine.

It seems Maxim prefers to get fresh beauties to grace their magazine cover. Two months ago, it featured Regine Angeles.

(10- 13-09 I removed the picture)


Sugarland Notes

I do remember Andres Bonifacio - today is his day. It was Emilio Aguinaldo who had him killed. Unlike in the north, our revolution was more successful though not celebrated due to strong bias against regional people.

Today is the last day of November? My goodness...Time really flies fast. I could vividly recall my first post this November about Korean guys trying to look like girls as if I made yesterday. I can't believe that tomorrow will be the official start of Christmas Season in the Philippines!!!

Well, I'm going to take a break now. Please continue to read my blog.

I will feature Christine Reyes - the Maxim's December 2008 Cover girl.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Korean Women Skirts are Getting Shorter...Why is it news again?

Yes,Korean Women skirts are getting shorter. But why did it make the news anyway? I almost fell off my chair when I first read the news item. Yes, Korean women hanging around here do wear shorter skirts than the rest of the native female population and I often wonder how they are looked upon in their country which has a reputation of being conservative. Also, I wondered if they wear very short skirts in Korea too when their parents could see them. It turns out they do too. Korean women in very short skirts made a strong impact it made the news in Chosunilbo.

Miniskirts Get Even Shorter Miniskirts which are so short that passersby feel embarrassed just to see them are hitting the street in Korea in the spring season of 2006. They are not just mini. They are super-miniskirts with their total length less than 25 cm. Such super-miniskirts, which got some 10 cm shorter from 10 years ago, are selling like hot cakes, some 2,500-3,000 units on average a day in G-Market, a local online shopping mall, and Auction, the trading site. They account for some 30 percent of women’s clothes sold. “Miniskirts have been here all the time, but this year it seems they reached the point where they can’t get any shorter,” a buyer of women’s clothes at Hyundai Department Store said. “Just several years ago, only those with long, beautiful legs wore such miniskirts, but these days they have become so popular that almost everyone wears them.”

“In a situation where the nation’s share prices and the number of people living in poverty increase at the same time, the popularity of super-miniskirts has little to do with the economic situation and more to do with celebrities who wear such short skirts and appear on TV,” says Prof. Lee Yun-jung of Gyeongin National University of Education. The time when the Dongdaemun Market and online shopping malls overflow with super-miniskirts and hot pants coincides with a time when female stars like Lee Hyo-lee, Ko So-young and Kim Tae-hee appear in front of the public wearing such garments.

It is still true today at least to some Korean women
I see here. Their specialty is either very short skirt or short shorts. Not that I'm picking them out - it is just that most women here don't wear skirts THAT SHORT. The professor is right - Korean women are emulating their favorite stars - and they will stick to it especially if it looks good on them. Actually skirts do make the women look more feminine.

Wonder Girls in JeansWhat's wrong with jeans? Wonder Girls in Jeans


Even Ahn So Hee isn't immune to the trend. This is what she said to a TV show months ago:

"After entering high school, the thing I wanted to do most was wearing my skirt very short. I was jealous of my friends who did that while I couldn’t. But I wanted to do the same so I shortened my skirt and wore it without anyone knowing. I would like to confess about this to my principal and teachers through this program. I’m sorry."


Some pervy ESL teachers in Korea must be jumping for joy reading this...according to her fans she was only kidding. Some of the ESL teachers have reactions (to the Chosunilbo article) akin to perverts that they should be separated far from their female students as possible.

Short skirts probably add more confidence to some Korean women. Why not esp. if they can handle it well?

I don't know what I'm going to say. I'm not going to lecture if that's what you're thinking. Besides, I have no right to, try as I might. I sure hope when these Korean women wear their short skirts they know how to sit properly or don't have scars littered all over their legs.

Hana Yori Dango Korean VersionUnrealistically short Korean schoolgirl skirt!

Source:http://english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200604/200604210006.html/

Friday, November 28, 2008

So there's a Skip Beat Live Action / Extravagant Challenge?

Reports say Taiwan will do a Skip Beat Live Action (Extravagant Challenge - their title) starring Ariel Lin and Jerry Yan. However, knowledgeable and sensible fans everywhere are already up in arms fearing Skip Beat Live Action (Extravagant Challenge) will destroy both the manga and anime like what the Taiwanese did to Yamada Taro Monogatari (known as Poor Prince the Taiwanese Version) and Marmalade Boy. If you've seen the Poor Prince, you know how the Taiwanese completely missed the point of the author. In fact, I think the series made fun of the poor and made them look weird (Yamada Taro Monogatari is a story of a high school boy raising his huge family and his incompetent mother). Thankfully, the Japanese live action version saved the manga.

Coming back to Skip Beat, it is about Kyoko Mogami who vowed revenge against her old childhood friend Sho Fuwa, a rising pop star, for tricking and mistreating her by joining show business and become a pop idol herself. The story's very intriguing
, right?

Not much reliable information going around at the moment and don't believe posters in various forums as they are usually as clueless as you and me. We'll wait for the actual and verified news on the matter. The information regarding Skip Beat Live Action (Extravagant Challenge) is already confirmed.

Objections to Skip Beat Live Action/ Extravagant Challenge are numerous. The biggest complaint is with the actors, Jerry Yan and Ariel Lin, who the Skip Beat manga and anime fans think are unsuited for the roles. Fans say Ariel Lin's reputation of portraying Low IQ and obssessive characters don't match Kyoko. Jerry Yan is a poor actor and I don't mean financially strapped.

Reactions to Skip Beat Live Action / Extravagant Challenge (Crunchyroll)

"NNNNOOOOO!!! THIS IS THE WORST THING IN THE WORLD!!!!!!

I can't believe those people! I don't like the fact that the Taiwanese are planning to do this at all! They should find their own stories to direct and produce instead of always taking the Japanese manga's plot! And they had to cast ariel lin and worst of all Jerry Yan! Are you serious?!! This is a huge offense and its the most horrible thing that can be done to "Skip Beat!" They should learn how to back off. The storyline doesn't fit with Taiwanese lifestyle. It's much better for the Japanese to produce since that is where it originated. I don't like how the Taiwanese versions always over exaggerate the acting. The Japanese version never gets a chance. Whenever they make their own version after the Taiwanese one, they are always overlooked. Just like Hana Kimi, and Meteor Garden (Hana Yori Dango). After I saw the Japanese series of Hana Yori Dango, the ways situations were handled better. You can't just have so much gut to stand up to the bad guys. No matter how angry you are, there is always hesitation. Taiwanese dramas are just too much for me. Just when the Anime is finally released, they had to go ahead and spoil it with their version. I'm already at my peak of anguish. If it really comes out, I just might really lose it and destroy the DVD anywhere it is selling."


"Oohhh, this will only ruin
the fame of skip beat (both manga and anime), taiwanese movies are famous (some, not all) just because the actors and and actresses have good looks, but their acting are really really horrible! I believe no taiwanese actress is suitable to take kyoko's role, cuz it's really really hard, but it's totally another thing if it's acted by korean actress, (I forgot her name, but she's the main character in princess hour and coffee prince), I believe she's the most suitable to take the role u noe. Lastly, I just hope Skip Beat will be famous and not ruined by the show, and I dun mind the movie as long as Skip Beat ain't ruined by it! (I'm going to post this over and over again so everyone can READ this!)"

Taiwanese live action versions of mangas Hana Yori Dango, Yamada Taro Monogatari, Itazura Na Kiss (It Started With A Kiss - an angry girl commented that this series was a "setback to women's rights"), and Hana Kimi were said to have turned out bad and the fans have every reason to fear the damage Skip Beat Live Action or Extravagant Challenge will do to their beloved anime and manga. Poor acting, weird camera shots, shallow story lines, cheap production values and convoluted plots from TWDramas are turning off many fans already. Will their worst fears come true with this drama? Time will tell.


Why don't the Japanese do the Skip Beat Live Action?

That's what I'm wondering too. The Japanese are just too slow in seizing opportunities. If you've seen the Dorama line up for winter, there isn't much to look forward too. I think if anyone could make Skip Beat Live Action drama work it would be the Japanese. Why? First, they don't scrimp on cost and the production value is high and it doesn't look like it was hurried. Second, they take time to understand what the mangaka is trying to say - his or her message. This is where the Taiwanese fail I think. Finally, the Japanese make the actors resemble the manga characters (see Kimi Wa Petto and Nodame Cantabile). In addition, the acting and pace is just right.

Update as of February 2009

The drama is shelved for now.

Update as of March 13, 2009

GTV did try to continue the drama but Ariel Lin reportedly left the show crying discrimination. It turns out the male lead is paid more than her! Despite the fact both are equally bad actors one gets more money. Tsk!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

BBC is about Light, Refreshing Fun -- Also Racism!

Many Koreans may simply know the BBC as a television channel from Britain, perhaps more as a news channel than an entertainment one, but Ryan Shiotani, the programming director of BBC Worldwide, explained otherwise.

``Sometimes people are not aware of the huge range of services and programs BBC offers in the U.K. The BBC is actually the largest public service broadcaster in the world and it produces a whole range of programming, from children to comedy, drama, reality and mini series,'' he told The Korea Times during an interview last week.

``We actually offer light entertainment like drama and comedy, and those are the key genres for us. Light entertainment is something that is accessible for all viewers regardless of the level of English comprehension. BBC actually produced the number one internationally distributed format in the world and it's a form called `Strictly Come Dancing.' It's been distributed throughout the world in 38 countries. It's very fun and glamorous and even if you are not using English it's dance and music based so (everyone) can really enjoy it,'' he said

So reports the Koreatimes. This is some press release to inform Koreans about British Broadcasting Corporation. What it did not say is BBC also has tinge of racism and hypocrisy. It tends to be racist against Asians. By the way, isn't it a BBC car show that insulted Korean automakers? I wonder when BBC
will change its attitude towards East Asians.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I didn't know Sohee was this shy!

Take a look at Ahn Sohee - she running away from her partner after their dance routine! It appears she wants to get away from him fast. Fans said Sohee did it for was a bit embarrassed. Probably it was because of the teasing she received when the guy ran his hands on her side. Ahn Sohee's actions are bound to be misinterpreted if you don't know her well. I think I would be distressed if I were the guy. Girls running away... an all too familiar experience to some boys out there.

Ahn Sohee really is shy despite the fact she has performed in front of thousands of people and appeared in various Television shows and acted in movies. She reminds of an American singer who still has stage fright despite more than twenty years of performing. There are people who really can't get the hang of it.


Sunday, November 23, 2008

Pacquiao vs De La Hoya Update II: Pacquiao Freeloaders' Dream

Wow, showing his generosity, Manny Pacquiao spent 27.5 million pesos or $550,000 on tickets to be given away to his friends who will be watching the upcoming Manny Pacquiao vs Oscar De La Hoya Dream Match. These tickets will be handed out to already rich & cheapskate politician and actor friends of him. This is not just any ticket but ringside ones which has a face value of $ 1,500. It doesn't cover the traveling and lodging costs Manny Pacquiao will provide other freeloaders. I think Manny Pacquiao's entourage just increased from 100 to 1,000 after hearing this news. As usual, the politicians expect others to foot their bill whether it is the taxpayers or their businessmen friends.

Last Sunday, Manny Pacquiao's camp gave away 500 turkeys. This time they are giving out $500,000 to TURKEYS.


I hope he knows what he is doing. For I've seen many athletes, rise from poverty to fortune and crash back again due to financial mismanagement - half a million dollars is a huge amount of cash. I will not cite Manny's outreach programs like giving goodies to his provincemates on his birthday as it is for a good cause -- in fact I commend it. But doling out on people who can afford it in the first place is just unconscionable. I wonder how many of these so-called friends will still be there for him when times go bad. In these uncertain economic times, I can't believe $500,000 is given away very conveniently.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Laos Ok'd Basketball for SEA Games; Rajko Toroman Team Pilipinas

After initial hesitation, Laos has reportedly approved basketball as one of the sports in the upcoming SEA games next year. Many Philippine sports officials are stated to have worked hard to have basketball reinstated after the Laos South East Asian Games Organizing Committee excluded the sport months ago - citing poor infrastructure and low interest. Besides the country, Thailand the reigning women's champion, also lobbied to reinstate Basketball.

Laos was being practical. It cannot afford to organize the costly sport of basketball. Thankfully, Fiba-Asia offered to foot the operational expenses. I'm not sure if it will help in the construction of the basketball gym though.

It will be Rajko Toroman's Team Pilipinas which will represent the country in the Laos South East Asian Games next year. This is good news to the squad as it seeks more competition to prepare for the 2011 Fiba-Asia Men's Championship.

Speaking of 2011 Fiba-Asia Men's Championship, the Philippines is making a strong bid to host it. Yesterday, news reports stated Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas is willing to partner with the PBA to build a new basketball facility just for the said event! I haven't read any response from the PBA yet. I'll keep you guys updated.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Japan was invaded by a powerful empire named Britannia. Using robots called Knightmare Frames, the Holy Empire easily subjugated the country in less than a month. Japan was renamed Area 11 and the people elevens. The Japanese were forced to live in ghettos but resistance movement is few but still fighting.

But the biggest threat against the Britannia comes from within. A young Britannian prince named Lelouch vowed to destroy the empire after an attack killed his mother and left her sister wounded without receiving help from his father, the Emperor.

Arriving to a scene of an accident, Lelouch got entangled with "terrorists". Lelouch was caught by an old friend Suzaku when the rest of the manhunt squad arrived. Suzaku's refusal to "rub out" Lelouch got the Japanese shot. The Task Force (might be related to PNP) took him as such and was about to kill him when he got Geass - a mind control-like power using eye to eye contact. He ordered them to kill themselves. Upon receiving the power, Lelouch started his plan to destroy Britannia.

Code Geass: Lelouch of the RebellionLelouch and Suzaku

I think the best episode in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion so far was when Lelouch rescued Suzaku Kururugi from execution. Though I cannot believe the self-righteousness emanating from Kururugi. The writers never failed to include the press and their sound bite crazy audience in this episode...I was very impressed.


The anti-war dialogue reminds me so much of Gundam. I will give a review once I finish this series.


Friday, November 14, 2008

Wall Street CEO John Rogers Jr. defeats Michael Jordan in one-on-one

Yahoo reported today that some Wall Street CEO by the name of John Rogers Jr. defeated Michael Jordan in a one-on-one basketball game on August 2003. Here's the video:




Here's the first hand account from Espn

The game begins, fittingly, with Jordan still ribbing a previous victim. "Don't be mad at me, I'm just too good," he booms. "What, you think I had this camp just so you all could beat me?" Taking the ball first, Rogers drives right and lofts in a runner. Then he goes left to hit a leaner. The crowd of 150 or so -- campers but also coaches like John Thompson and Mike Krzyzewski -- begins to murmur. Predictably, Jordan evens it, and the end appears imminent until... Michael misses a jumper. Then he clangs another!

So Rogers again hurtles left and, nearing the hoop, jumps off both feet. Jordan, clearly into it now, times his leap to swallow up the shot. Only Rogers, in a move he's practiced a thousand times but that still appears impossibly awkward, leans away from MJ as if eluding the curl of a crashing wave. He spins the ball up, up, up and over Jordan's fingertips, off the glass and in. On the video the first thing you hear is Jordan ("Oh, no!"), followed by comedian and camper Damon Wayans, who jumps at the chance to mock MJ. (Lest you think Jordan had lost his edge, he ­immediately brought Wayans onto the court and ­humiliated him 3-0.)

Naturally, Jordan demanded a rematch with Rogers, right? Actually, he didn't. ­Instead he hugged Rogers -- the two go back a ways from Jordan's days in Chicago -- and said, not so huggably, "Next time we're on the court together, I'll show you what it's like to play in the NBA." But that has yet to happen. Rogers ­hasn't been back to Flight School, and MJ stopped playing campers a few years ago. As for Rogers, he had DVDs made from the tape and dispensed them to friends and employees, because, well, wouldn't you?

My analysis:

If you see the video you know Michael Jordan didn't take it seriously. Can an amateur basketball player beat a professional one? Not just a professional one but is considered the Greatest Ever? Seriously, I can't believe some people bought this... lol.

The aging Michael Jordan took a jumper against Shawn Marion few months earlier in the 2003 All-Star Game to take two point lead and almost won the game for the East but one of his team mates committed a useless foul that sent the game into overtime. Michael Jordan didn't take this one-on-one match seriously. Let the executive have his day. Michael Jordan is a nice guy indeed.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Ahn So Hee is a Wonder Girl indeed!!!

I'm thinking of featuring some Korean cuties in this blog. Not just Korean beauties but also cuties. The description fits Ahn So Hee - the youngest member of the Korean girl band Wonder Girls. When I first saw her I like her...she's very cute. So Hee stood out from her band mates - probably because of her baby face. Due to the intense perfectionism imposed on showbiz people, there are fans who don't like her face because of the baby fat on it. I reckon that's exactly what makes her cute. I don't like gaunt actresses or models for they look unnatural.

It's not just her kawaiiness that got my attention but her dancing skills. Ahn So Hee is a power dancer and could move her body violently and gracefully at the same time! Obviously, she's more than a pretty face. No, she's not Mylie Cyrus-like. Ahn So Hee just loves to dance and she doesn't have cheap Myspace photos floating around the internet too.

For the uninitiated

Full name:Ahn So Hee (안소희)
Stage name:So Hee (소희)
Birthdate:June 27th ,1992
Favorite color:Pink
Group:Wonder girls
Company:JYP entertainment
School:Chang Dam Middle School
Cuteness for:"Omona!" and other things
Movies played in:Some like it hot/I like it hot
Zodiac sign:Cancer
Blood type:AB
Height:163 cm
Weight:43 kg
Duration of Training: 1 year 6 months
Nickname:Mandu

Ahn So Hee is also suspected of being a plastic beauty though I couldn't find any evidence to support the accusation.


Other suprising facts:
  • So Hee likes FART jokes
  • She thinks she has nice legs.
  • She had a kissing scene with a guy and her old fans attacked the poor fellow LOL.
Ahn So Hee
Ahn So Hee is a wonder girl alright - so young yet has achieved a lot of things already.


Why did I write this? Because I want to and today Sarah Palin blamed Bush's policies as the culprit to Republican's spectacular defeat. However, we all know that!

Right now I want to write about beautiful things or people. I'm in the mood for it.


Saturday, November 8, 2008

US Comedians Sad that Bush's Gone

Yes, US comedians like John Leno, Jon Stewart, and Bill Mahler have expressed sadness over George Bush's leaving the White House. They say they may have a hard time writing jokes in the Obama Administration whose leader Barack Obama has a reputation of seriousness and intelligence unlike if it was the John McCain and Sarah Palin ticket who won. On the bright side John Leno said if one door closes another opens and there is a reason why Obama picked Joe Biden for his Vice-President. Trust me, as long as there are politicians there'll be unlimited supply of jokes available to comedians.

From cnn.com

King:
You recently issued one of your new rules decreeing that Obama must give comedians something to work with. Any suggestions?

Maher: No. It's very difficult. We have been spoiled, first with Bill Clinton and then George Bush. And here's a president now who -- he's not stupid. He's not angry. He's not a phony. He's not fat. He's not cheating on his wife. But look, he's going to be the president and we're going to have to get over our nervousness about making fun of a black person. He's not a black person. He's the president.


It's hard to see the supplier of jokes gone. Adios Dubya. Frankly speaking, I admire the persona of this guy but not his policies.

I saw Barack Obama make jokes today and unfortunately, he is not good at it yet. He had to apologize for one of his cracks. Man, I think he called himself "mutt". Mr. Obama please stop the depreciating humor. It doesn't inspire respect. Actually, I was surprised at his mutt joke. Anyway, he has four years to straighthen his comic ability. Barack Obama has no natural comic ability like George Bush who is funny whether he intends to or not. Even nature makes fun of him (Sparrow owns George Bush).

Barack Obama has a lot of things to fix thanks to George Bush.



"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we." LOL

Obama can't possibly top that!!!

There were some Bush policies that I agree with and I don't think this guy is really evil or not bright. I won't definitely underestimate this guy. It takes a lot of cunning and guile to make it to the top.





Friday, November 7, 2008

Nailin Palin part 2: Africa & Nafta Boo-boo

It was reported today that Governor Sarah Palin doesn't know that Africa is a continent. (Observers thought she got nailed again) She thought it was country. Of course, she denied the reports saying it is a smear job. Worse, Fox News also said Palin doesn't know the countries in NAFTA. All this information was reportedly leaked by Republicans themselves. Some within party thought she caused McCain's defeat. Tsk. The Fox News reporter revealed more smear jobs or inside reports whichever you prefer to call it are coming.

There's a lot of soul-searching in the Republican Party nowadays but there's a reason to be hopeful. Politics is cyclical. All they need to do is wait for the upcoming Barack Obama screw up - that's the reality in politics.






Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Don't be afraid of BARACK OBAMA!

Yeah Barack Obama got elected today. Unfortunately for us, he is against OUTSOURCING. This is what he told Los Angeles Times today:

"And I will invest $15 billion a year in renewable sources of energy to create 5 million new energy jobs over the next decade -- jobs that pay well and can't be
outsourced."

Obviously, Obama has a problem with outsourcing. His stand worried the Indians and some of our countrymen. But don't be alarmed. Even if Barack Obama prohibits or limits outsourcing he will only hurt US companies. Today's economic realities will slap Obama in the face if he does that. Outsourcing happens because all companies (at least sane ones) want to minimize costs and maximize profits. It is a natural business consequence. Why would a US company spend $7 an hour to an employee on a minimum wage when they could fork 15 cents an hour in some third world country? It will be a foolhardy decision if Barack Obama insists on his plan. Worse, other European countries are starting to outsource some of their jobs outside the continent. USA really needs to be competitive right now. Obama will be forced to retract his position once business executives complain and the reality of the situation seeps in to his consciousness. Politicians shouldn't interfere with economic realities to please certain constituencies -- its suicide.

Here's the Onion take on Barack Obama's derision towards outsourcing


Happy Cinco De Novembre

This is the day when we remember a group of humble people which managed to defeat the Spanish power through sheer use of brain power. The Sugar Islanders owned the Spaniards LOL. We defeated them once and for all unlike Aguinaldo who spent most of his time running away from the Spaniards or killing other heroes like Bonifacio and Antonio Luna LOL. Our Negrense ancestors were tough people. Despite some moves to "rethink the revolution", we should at least remember the famous victory and give due to a hero who needs it most, Papa Isio. Despite failures, only Luzon revolutionaries are given credit in history books. Those people can't hold a candle to what our ancestors did in our little island.


November 6 in the morning, the rebels advanced upon Bacolod. Lacson and Golez approached from the north, crossing the Mandalagan River. Araneta with a thousand bolo
-men took positions at the Lupit River in the south-east of Bacolod. The wily revolutionaries augmented their lightly-armed men with "cannon" made of bamboo and rolled amakan, and "rifles" carved out of wood and coconut fronds. The bluff worked; Governor Castro was persuaded that it was useless to defend the capital.

Jose Luis de Luzuriaga, a rich businessman who was deemed acceptable to both rebels and Spanish authorities was sent to mediate. At noon, a delegation from each of the major belligerents met at the house of Luzuriaga. The rebel delegation included Lacson, Araneta, Golez, Locsin, Simon Lizares, Julio Diaz and Jose Montilla. In an hour, it was agreed by both sides that "Spanish troops both European and native surrendered the town and its defenses uncondionally, turning over arms and communication" and the "public funds would be turned over to the new government".

November 6, 1898, therefore, is the day that the revolution in Negros triumphed.

Let us give our ancestors a BREAK. We should at least celebrate the courage, the guts, the hardwork, they displayed 110 years ago. Put yourself in their shoes. Its scary going against Spain but our ancestors TOOK THE RISK, FOUGHT and WON. For that alone, it's enough reason for me to celebrate Cinco De Novembre.


Wikipedia entry in Italics

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Will the Philippines benefit from a Barack Obama win?

There are people running their mouths on TV telling everyone our country will benefit from Barack Obama's election. Please get a life. Don't make it obvious that the Philippines is still a US colony. As far as I know US politicians only care and protect the interest of their country and nothing else. When they do help here it is because there's something in it for them.

Barack Obama is no different. He will pursue the interests of the United States. Do they know this guy is against outsourcing? Barack Hussein Obama is even perceived to be a protectionist. I feel sorry for people who think the Philippines will benefit from Obama. Maybe it's time to hold our leaders accountable. What have they been doing all these years? Yes, we know they love kissing American a-- and show strong desire for it but don't they ever get sick of it? Although I do hope Barack will continue to support the Philippine war veterans who fought for the United States back in World War II when he becomes President. Republicans have been fighting hard to prevent Filipino war veterans from receiving their benefits and recognition and tried to pit one group of veterans against another.

What I'm saying is it is wrong to look to a leader of another country to be the answer to our problems! It helps our leaders dodge their responsibility. I can't believe this discussion even came up.

Will the Philippines benefit from a Barack Obama win? NO. It is the United States of America which will benefit from Barack Obama.

With regards to the veterans issue, I fervently hope Barack Obama will help our aging warriors get their due.



Monday, November 3, 2008

WHAT'S WRONG with McCaint? What Straight Talk Express?

What's wrong with John McCain? I hope this is not him being senile (God forbid). Is he lying? I thought all along he's a straight shooter. I think he is being a Republican - like most Republican presidents. How should our own leaders deal with this person if he happens to get elected? Yes, there's only too much butt kissing can do.



More like Straight Talk Express got derailed!

Before you say anything...NO, Barrack Obama is not a saint too. We'll examine Mr. HOPE tomorrow. This guy started to believe in America when it was convenient for him to do so. At least that is the accusation hurled against him by his critics.

The US Presidential elections is two days away and there are indications Obama will win. I don't know how long this guy will last since White nationalists are threatening to cut his term short once elected and I don't mean Barack Obama's resignation.

There are journalists in this country who think US elections is like NIRVANA or something. I'll show later why it isn't.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

When Guys Try to Look Like Girls

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

Wheesung girly look in his new album
Gdragon girl look - Korean girl look

Taeyeon beautiful Korean girl

When guys try to look like girls, it is an early Halloween treat. Unfortunately, there were some pics of Korean guys who are allegedly prettier than Korean women -that's SAD - a real horror story if I may say so myself. Although in the third pic, Taeyeon (right) is prettier than the guy on the left.

Images:
popseoul
allkpop

Friday, October 31, 2008

Erik Morales wants Juan Manuel Marquez; Morales vs Marquez

Boxingscene.com reports that Erik Morales wants to fight Juan Manuel Marquez in May - as a lightweight. Morales also rationalized his massive losses to Manny Pacquiao because of his weight problems and intimated Manny did not want to fight him as a Lightweight. Wow, Erik is still bitter with the defeats eh? LOL. However, Top Rank won't promote the Mexican anymore since he revealed he hears "buzzing noises" every time he takes a punch. The promoter won't risk it! Erik has to do it on his own.

Erik Morales vs Juan Manuel Marquez fight should've happened years ago and I wonder why it didn't push through. I'm still trying to figure out who's ducking who. Knowing Morales as a ring warrior, I doubt it was him. Morales - Marquez fight would have been one of the best in boxing history had it happened at the right time when both were at their devastatingly best. Let's face it. Morales is out of shape. I saw him on TV months ago and I could barely recognize him - to think he is only 32. Besides, he lost five straight fights. Now, look at the current Ring Magazine Lwt champ Marquez. He looks fit at 35 and had just disposed of another aged warrior Joel Casamayor (see Marquez vs Casamayor). Besides, the "buzzing noises" Morales hears is a bad sign. He should quit before it gets worse. I will not be surprised if they pull this fight off - I mean Pacquiao vs De La Hoya materialized despite it defying common sense.

I'm not discounting Morales off completely, I believe he can give Marquez a good fight but he has a health problem - that disturbs me.

Among the Mexican triumvirate Manny faced, Erik is the one who got my respect - not because of his attitude but his warrior heart.

I'll keep you updated with this development.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Floyd Mayweather ducks Antonio Margarito and $8 million

Why can't Floyd Mayweather escape the chicken tag? I don't know maybe because HE IS. In 2006, Mayweather in his prime turned down $8 million dollars to fight Antonio Margarito. He said he was injured and Margarito is not a household name (back then) but two years later Mayweather vs Margarito never materialized even when the latter won the welterweight championship over Cotto (Margarito vs Cotto).The Mexican has the credibility to challenge Mayweather now unlike before.

Gee I wonder why cock-a-doodle doo!!! Even if he is not afraid of Margarito, Floyd doesn't want to fight the best. Mayweather has no right to call himself a great boxer because of the long list of fighters he has avoided (Mayweather scared of Cotto
). To be the best you have to beat the best. Despite his delusional claims, Mayweather will never beat the great Sugar Ray Robinson.

Mayweather often wonders why he doesn't get any respect? If he wants to get respect - do it the old-fashioned way by facing and beating the best boxers available not avoiding them and giving flimsy reasons.


Mayweather is a smart boxer though. He only takes on boxers he thinks he can beat.


http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=2420382
http://www.sherdog.net/forums/f53/mayweather-margarito-no-household-name-406605/

Monday, October 27, 2008

Coming up next

This week I'll try to discuss some Asian Beauties who caught my attention this week - Maki Horikita's movie, Girls Generation, Han Hyo Joo and continuation of Asians in NCAA Basketball series. There are so many of them - I meant Asians in NCAA. In fact, two of them got to meet last year. I'll also share some Asian Guy-White Girl sites for those interested. Yup, see ya tomorrow.

Girls Generation / SNSDGirls Generation

They are the Girls Generation or SNSD. I've never seen so many beautiful girls in one band before -wow!!! I wrote about them before and I'll write more...this is not their best pic I show you one tomorrow - I hope. This is SNSD pre-debut pics and they look hot to say the least. Unfortunately, their slip ups also created a lot of haters.



Saturday, October 25, 2008

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

Wow, so it has been a year! I've been busy I almost missed it! Glad I scheduled to publish a post. I reached a record 338 hits today just in time for the anniversary. Holding-on-still held on for a year and I'm hoping to continue on and be successful in this hobby. Thanks to my friends for continued support.

Friday, October 24, 2008

BBC apologizes to the Filipino people

BBC is Racist campaign by FilipinosFilipino campaign against the BBC's racist show

BBC apologized for airing a tasteless and sexist joke aimed at Filipino workers in Britain. This is the second time a BBC show threw a racist joke against Filipinos. Why do I have the feeling that as long as its jokes aren't aimed at Blacks and Muslims BBC won't consider it offensive? The company thought it was getting away with it by having a news blackout on the matter but British-Filipinos made their presence felt with a vigil and petition that probably caught the company bosses off guard. This time BBC paid.


TYPICAL ENGLISH BLOKEBritish humor as lame as this guy

Firstly, we’re sorry if you were in any way offended by the program as this wasn’t our intention.

It in no way represents real people and was never intended to offend or demean any viewer.

We recognize that you were personally offended by the sketch and would like to assure you that your complaint has been registered on our audience log.

BBC letter

This joke came after Black English players were racially abused in Croatia and the British press condemned the racist Croat fans actions. Hypocrites! BBC should be fined too like Croatia. Their apology isn't even public. BBC's double standard is AMAZING!

I am not instigating hatred against the BBC I'm only expressing my opinion on the matter. When there are people who discriminate or belittle my people I will counter it at the earliest so it won't be repeated again.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I'll be back after I sort this problem

I have a problem that I need to sort out. It is related to blogging and I hope it would be over by tomorrow. I can't concentrate on writing unless the finish this mess created by -----.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Calzaghe Disses Pavlik; Maki Horikita Update

Joe Calzaghe disses Kelly Pavlik after the latter's defeat at the hands of Bernard Hopkins yesterday calling the American "overrated".

"I said all along Kelly Pavlik was overrated"

Look in the mirror Joe.

It should be recalled Pavlik wanted to fight Calzaghe but the Welsh ran away. Pavlik took on Hopkins and got schooled completely.

Calzaghe spent most of his years fighting patsies in Britain and when asked about fighting Hopkins again he said, "You can forget about a rematch with Hopkins as that's definitely not one the fans would look forward to."

He got knocked down by Bernard in their fight and is probably afraid of getting beat LOL. Man, anyone could get lucky winning once against Bernard but twice?
The Great Joe Calzaghe is running away from Hopkins. He loves his undefeated record so much. Great.


Maki Horikita

First episode of Maki Horikita's new drama Innocent Love got 16.9% ratings in Japan - a bit short of expectations but better than most Japanese doramas. A rating of 20% is considered a hit in the country. I'm thinking of avoiding this drama too as I've said before it is a tearjerker.

However, Hana Kimi SP is what I'm waiting for.
Hopefully, the Drama RAWs are available now and I reckon by next week subs are available.

Maki HorikitaThe very lovely Maki Horikita


source: friendster