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Thursday, April 28, 2005

Down with Scott!

And then they were five. Scott’s way overdue departure on American Idol has finally happened! I WISH!

Who will get the boot this week – I will know in around 18 hours from now (11.45pm, April 27). Nami-miss ko na si Nadia. At si Nikko. At si Jessica. At si Lindsey. Haha! Sayang na sayang kasi ang airtime ni Scott at Constantine eh!

Lindsey Cardinale – the eye-candy with a distinct deep voice. Hindi siya pang ultimate American Idol but I wished she stayed longer. Ang sarap kasi sa tenga ng boses niya eh. Ewan ko ba bakit ayaw ng America sa unique and rich voice niya. Nauna pa ng isang linggo si Mikalah.

Jessica Sierra – out of the Top 12, 4th in my personal order. She also has this very soothing voice. I can't see what’s not to like about her. Dahil ba sa medyo malapad niyang panga? Or is it because she bungled the lyrics of the videoke classic Total Eclipse Of The Heart?

Nikko Smith – hindi ko siya favorite pero I do enjoy his performances. Ngayong Recent Hits ang theme, I know that he would’ve had a great performance. His shocking exit is well, a shocker?

Nadia Turner – people always complain about her lack of vocal range – this I can't refute. Diba nga lumalabas na ang mga ugat niya sa leeg kapag bumibirit siya? Unfortunately, she has this knack of choosing songs that aren't very popular. ‘Yan tuloy, natanggal siya, just because she just wanted to ‘keep it real’. Whenever I watched the Results Show when she was booted out, I really feel sad. Kasi, lagi nila sinasabi, “just be yourself, blah blah blah”. Kasi naman si Nadia, super fluctuating ang performances – one week, super galing. Then the following week, super boring naman.

Now, my top 3 favorites are surviving: Carrie, Vonzell & Anthony (in order).

Anthony Fedorov – when I say I like this native of Ukraine, it’s the Rex who used to love mushy boy bands that’s talking. Anthony is like a product of the company that manufactured Westlife, A1 and Five. Good thing though, he isn’t singing any mushy, I-will-love-you-forever-girl stuff. Add the fact na Harry-Potter look-a-like pa siya. Kaya lang, feeling ko underdog siya kina Constantine at Bo. Matatanggap ko na pang-Top 5 lang siya. Pero hindi ko matatanggap na mas mauuna pang umuwi si Anthony kay Scott!

Vonzell Solomon – first time I heard her sing, sabi ko ‘forgettable’. But ever since The Best of My Love, I fell in love with this bubbly lady. I like the aura she exudes whenever she sings – ‘yun bang she’s really having fun. I'm dreaming of a Finale with her and Carrie. But I feel ko si eye-fucking Constantine ang malaking balakid sa panaginip na ito.

Carrie Underwood – perfect mix of beauty and talent. Ang lamang lang ni Vonzell sa kanya ay probably personality. Sabi ko dati, kayang-kaya niya si Constantine. Pero dahil medyo so-so lang siya para sa akin ever since Alone and Independence Day, she might be losing steam.

You must be wondering bakit wala akong individual comments kina Mikalah, Anwar, Scott, Bo at Constantine? Well, di ko sila feel eh. Although I think it’s obvious above that I do hate Mikalah, Constantine and Scott, right? Both Anwar and Bo are talented. Bo isn’t my genre and Anwar is, boring?

Ma-download nga muna ang mga Top 6 performances. Sana sa susunod kong blog. Ako ay nagbubunyi na ako na wala na si Scott!


Monday, April 11, 2005

I'm back!

Ha! Finally, after a month and a half hiatus, I finally found time to blog – it’s 12.32 am. You see, I’ve been so busy struggling not to fail in my exams (and resting after arduous struggle) that I can’t find time to sit down and type a blog post. Add the fact that I can’t think of something so pressing to blog about. Not that I have thought of something to blog about now that I’m finally back either. So pardon me if what you’re about to read is not worth the long wait (as if you were actually waiting for a new blog from me!) Here goes nothing…

I’ve been bumming around for 3 days already. Gising, kain, TV, PC, kain, TV, PC at lastly, tulog (the late-matulog-late-gumising kind of sleep). Buhay-baboy as they say. No, make that buhay-baboy-na-techie.

I’m trying to read a Pottinger novel titled The Fourth Procedure. I always say that I love reading novels, but I haven’t read this book that has been in our cabinet (in a box in the cabinet, actually) for about 10 years now. It took all these forces – nothing to watch on TV, no newspaper to read, tired of playing Ricochet or Sim City 4 or in short extremely nothing enjoyable to do to kill time in waiting for the next TV show I’d watch – for me to find interest in reading this book. Not that it’s a bad read or anything. It’s just that when I was younger, I was so into Sidney Sheldon that I had this unconscious opinion that anyone else is not good enough. As we all know, novels do take a lot of time to read. But Sheldon’s story-telling prowess made me endure and even enjoy reading 400+ pages of twists (not to mention sex! haha!). And so, I've always ignored this thick book because it wasn’t a Sidney Sheldon and its gist / intro at the back wasn’t very catchy. The first few pages weren’t really attractive. I even considered re-reading Sheldon’s Rage of Angels for the 5th time instead. But even reading a good story whose ending I know anyway doesn’t do the job of killing boredom. And so I tried to read chapters of The Fourth Procedure from time to time, hoping that not knowing the ending might be the trick. I'm now on page 75 and things are do picking up.

As for my bestfriend for the past 3 days – our television set. I really miss TV! I caught up on a few episodes of American Idol (Top 24 stage level), Charmed (damn! These girls rock!), Friends and Will & Grace. I really wish my housemate will finally bring a TV to our Manila apartment!

The only eventful thing I've done was when I went out with friends last Friday night. As always, when everybody was enjoying the dance floor, I was chilling on the couch. My friends were really convincing me to dance with them. They only stopped when I told them that if my life depended on dancing, I’d be dead already.

So there, 3 down, 3 to go. I'm really savoring my 6-day vacation. Oops! Vacation is too strong a word. ‘Break’ would be more appropriate. In no time, I would again be washed out in a tsunami of academic work. Soon I’d be sleeping late because I have to study and wake up early because – surprise – I have to study. Yuck, para namang ang sipag-sipag kong mag-aral! Hehe!

It’s 1.32am. Saktong 1 hour… pero na-post ko ito 12 hours later pa. Damn provincial internet connection!

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