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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Of candle balls, dead people and being a dog

While the rest of ya troop to the crowded cemeteries tomorrow, I, on the other hand, will be sitting pretty at home already, hehe. You see, our family has already visited our dead this afternoon, while there ain't no traffic yet, no noisy people, no messy trash, no stinking wax smell, bwahaha! Okay, scratch that, I actually miss all of that, hehe!

It's been ages since we last visited our relatives, uhm, departed relatives, at Porac and Sta Rita. The reason why is a long but boring story, there is no drama involved. Anyway, but this afternoon, we finally had the chance to do it again. And it brought back a lot of memories from childhood. Aww, the nostalgia.. haha!

In the grand Filipino tradition, we used to be at my parents' hometowns each morning of November 1. Me and my cousins my age would even help out in picking the Sampaguita buds to be used on the flower thingies that we would offer later in the afternoon. And then, at the cemeteries, we would make it a contest on who can make the biggest and most beautiful candle balls, hehe.

Now, I don't get to do that anymore. And I kinda feel sad for my nephews, because they don't get to have the same childhood memories I have. They wouldn't know how it feels like to roam around the cemeteries, check out the names of the dead people, compute their ages, specualte on how they died, etc, haha! And most of all, they don't get to make candle balls! =p

As I looked around the familiar graves, I got to think of how it feels to be dead. You know, how sad it must be that the people you used to be always with only visit you once a year, hehe. I wonder how they spend their days and nights? Do they watch Pinoy Dream Academy? Hahaha!

Haay, how I envy them. Yep, you read right. I actually envy the dead. I envy that they don't have to go through life's bullshit anymore. How pathetic for me, huh? Hehe. Well, considering I used to envy my dog for being a dog whose only job is to eat and bark at any random movements around our house, envying humans, albeit dead ones, is an improvement, right? Haha!

Oh well, don't mind me, I am probably just tired or maybe it's just one of those days we're on a nostalgia and mush high. That's why I get to think of mundane stuff like envying our dog for being a dog, hehe.

Anyway, good luck on your own respective visits to the dead tomorrow! I am sure that for most of you, November 1 doubles as a clan reunion, right? Enjoy your relatives, both the living and the dead, hehe! =p

Monday, October 30, 2006

Blogs Galore! 13

Geesh wow! It's only been 9 days, equivalent to one novena, and yet it freaking feels to be eons ago since my last post! Haha! So what have I been up to?
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Q-NIGHTS

This is what we at UP Aguman call the nights before one of our major events -- the Pautakan (an academic quiz show). We call it Questions Nights because during these nights, well, we make what else, but questions! This year, for the second time after 3 years, my house hosted the said event from October 21-26. So that explains why I haven't been active in the bloggosphere. I can't concentrate on a decent post with lots of people around me, hehe. Plus, my internet surfing mainly consisted of researching facts and figures for the questions I am making. I am assigned leader for the General Information & Trivia questions. So I barely had time to attend to my usual surfing dailies.

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PAUTAKAN 2006

It was held last October 27-29, 2006 at the Chevalier School. In case you care who won:
HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION
Champion: University of the Assumption
1st RU: Holy Family Academy
2nd RU: St Scholastica's Academy
3rd RU: Systems Plus College Foundation
4th RU: Chevalier School
ELEMENTARY DIVISION
Champion: Chevalier School
1st RU: St Scholastica's Academy
2nd RU: Mary Help Of Christians School
Haay, my Alma Mater, Don Bosco Academy was shut out completely, hehe. They didn't even join in the Elementary Division and they placed 10th in the High School Division.

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SEMBREAK

Geesh, it doesn't even feel like one. Our Christmas Break is even way longer! Aynaku! Pautakan already occupied half of my vacation, but I really don't mind. I enjoyed it anyway, hehe. Now, what could I possibly do in 7 days? Well, 6 na lang, kasi for sure, hindi ako free ng November 1!


So there! Sorry for such a lousy update. The truth is, I didn't really wanna bore you with it, because I don't really think this would interest anyone who can't relate anyway, hehe. I'll cook up something better soon. Any ideas?

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Bluffs revealed!

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the results post of Bluffs Galore! Okay, yak, corny ng intro, hehehe. But you get the point, I am finally revealing which among the statements I presented 2 posts ago are real and which aren't.

POOPED PANTS - FACT
Yeah, I know, it's pretty embarrassing, haha! But it's true. You see, when I was a small kid, I really hated pooping in other places other than our house. So during the time when I stupidly eat explosive foods (read: foods that would make my intestines explode, haha), I stall by trying to contain it, up to the point when I just cant. Ewwww, it makes me shudder just to reminisce about it!

KALYO - FACT
It was in the swimming pool of Don Bosco Mandaluyong. I was even brought to the hospital.

PLANNER - FACT
My 2006 planner is really worth more than P2750 because it is from Starbucks, hehe. Last Christmas season, I had to complete 21 stickers to get the planner, which means 21 Starbucks drink worth more than P125 each. So what I did was, for my Birthday treat, I brought my friends to Starbucks. That way, nakapanlibre na ako, may planner pa ako, hahaha! Anyway the other stickers were from receipt from my other friends.

DREAM JOB - FACT
It's true. Now if only I was that talented, eh? Haha!

BIRTHMARK - FACT
Believe it or not, I do have a birthmark shaped like the island of Bahrain. Of course, it isn't 100% accurate, but the similarity overall shape of the island and my birthmark is uncanny. =p

WRITING CONTESTS - BLUFF!
I DID win essay-writing contests at school. And yeah, believe it or not, I also won a dance contest back in Grade 6, haha! Sabi nga ni Vinks, napaka-all-around ko naman daw. Well, yeah, when I was younger. I don't know why but when I stepped into high school, all my performing talents, disappeared, hahaha! Writing na lang talaga ang natira.

26 HOURS - FACT
I was awake from 12nn Sunday to 2pm Monday. In that span of time, nakapag-simba at lumuwas pa ako ng Maynila. While achieving such feat may be amusingly good (waw, kaya ko pala yon!), it is detrimental to your image, haha! Leche, by 1pm, before ako matulog, mukha akong basahan sa pagod, ahaha!

And now for the TOP 3 choices.

TRUST FUND - BLUFF!
Wishful thinking, haha! We aren't that rich no! Besides, even if I did have a trust fund, I wouldn't announce to the world. Baka makidnap pa ako, hehehe. But I do have a humble but rich friend who has a half-a-million trust fund that she could touch when she's 21. Siya na kang kidnappin niyo, haha!

IMPORTED - FACT
Yep, my parents did make me at Nigeria, hehe! During the mid-80s, they were both working there, because Papa had an engineering job there. So my Mama and Ate (she was around 8) went along with him. Mama found a job and Ate even studied there with the other Filipino kids. They went back to the Philippines when I was around 7 months old in Mama's tummy. It is actually my theory why I am so into geography -- I was already a jetsetter before I was even born. =p

NGSB - BLUFF!
I had a girlfriend back in 3rd year high. And since the relationship was SOO high school, it didn't last long. But we've remained good friends. No for the virgin part, kayo na bahala mag-isip, hahaha! (Yeah right, dream on Rex, why would people even think you're promiscuous, haha!)

So there, you guys got 2 out of 3. Not bad! =p

Friday, October 20, 2006

2nd Peyups artik!

Aack, my head was starting to ache yet again with all the phase-shift oscillator thingmajig I am reviewing about. So I decided to take an itsy-bitsy break. As always, I checked for new comments on my favorite thread on Peyups. After doing so, I was about to exit the Firefox window when by some divine intervention, I clicked 'Home' link of Peyups. Wala lang, I just thought I'd check out if there are new articles, even if I wouldn't exactly read them. First in line was this love story with a title that was familiar to me. A second after, it dawned on me: after more than a year of waiting, my second artik for Peyups was finally approved! Whoopie!!!!

Wala lang. Just wanted to share the good news, ehehe. Now, back to my reviewing. Darn, my artik's topic was SOOOOOOOO TIMELY! Hahaha! =p

PS. It really wasn't a love story at all. I don't know why it was categorized as such. =p

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Bluffs galore!

I can think of anything worthwhile to blog about right now. I have so many things on my mind! I would share them to you, but nah, it'll just bore you guys. So in the spirit of I-can't-think-of-anything-to-blog-about, I have this fun idea that I got from Benj.

The mechanics is simple. I write down statements about myself that may or may not be true. You guys guess which ones are purely figments of my imagination. Benj's version had 5 bluffs out of 15. But since my mini poll thingamajig from Bravenet only supports 10 options, I'd come up with 3 bluff statements out of 10. And I agree with Benj, this is so much funner than tags, hehe!

1) 26 HOURS - 26 hours is my personal record for number of straight hours being awake. I had an exam in Physics but I was too lazy to study the whole day before, so I was forced not to sleep instead to be able to review.

2) NGSB - I am not a virgin but I am an NGSB. Well, technically, she wasn’t my girlfriend. =p

3) TRUST FUND - I have a trust fund worth *insert 6-digit amount in PhP here*. I cannot touch it until I am 30. Duh, kaya nga trust fund eh! Haha!

4) PLANNER - I spent more than P2750 just for a planner for the year 2006. And I am planning to do it again for a planner for 2007.

5) WRITING CONTEST - In my entire 8-year stay in Don Bosco Pampanga (elementary & high school), I have won medals for dance, declamation, academic and singing contests. But never have I won a single one for essay-writing contests. To think that I write for the school paper!

6) DREAM JOB - My dream job is to be an international singing superstar. Being famous, having lots of money, traveling around the world – it’s the complete package for me.

7) BIRTHMARK - On my left thigh is a birthmark the shape of the island of Bahrain. Just so you know, Bahrain is where my parents are right now.

8) KALYO - Once during a field trip back in high school, I was injured in a swimming pool. There was this sharp-edged tile and it stripped off the kalyo in my left foot.

9) IMPORTED - The Philippines is my country of birth, but Nigeria is my country of conception. So I guess you could say that I am an imported good because I am ‘Made in Nigeria’.

10) POOPED PANTS - Up until I was in fifth grade, I still pooped on my pants. Guess I never learned my lesson that peanuts and strawberry milk for recess is not a very good idea, haha!

Ang hirap pala gumawa! Because I have shared so many weird stuff about me on my blog already, it's hard to think of anything interesting that I haven't divulged, hehe.

So there! Just vote on the Poll Question on my right side panel! =p
NOTE: Just choose 3! Anyway, the mini poll feature cannot automatically limit your votes to 3 only, so honesty is the best policy na lang, hehe! Good luck!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Almost 6 times a week?!

I was waiting for my turn to pay the bill at Bayantel's office at Teacher's Village when I chanced upon a recent copy of Marie Claire. Yeah, I know, it was a women's magazine but it was one of their most recent readings. Good thing I found a REALLY interesting and intriguing piece. It was the results of a sex survey* given to 40,000 men in 42 countries, including the Philippines.

There were so many interesting topics! I tried to memorize them all, but it was already my turn to pay the bill, hehe. But from what I remember, here’s how Filipino men fared:

*Masturbation: #1 (national average of 5.8 times a week)
*Most sexually active (or something like this, I am not sure about the exact phrasing): #4
*Least faithful: #5
*National average on age of first sexual experience: 18.7 years old

I tried to obtain a copy of the complete list online but I can’t find any so far. I found a partial result on this online piece though.

Most faithful: Germany, Poland, Australia
Least faithful
: Brazil, Greece
Most sex in a week: South Korea

So what is my take on the results? Haha! I was really amusingly surprised that we were #1 on masturbation. I’d rather be #1 on sex than masturbation because I feel that too much masturbation is bordering on pathetic than being simply too horny already, haha! Almost 6 times a week! Ano yun? Sunday lang ang pahinga?!

I am not surprised on our national average on our ‘first time’. By 18 years old, we are already in college and most definitely that is where most of us get the chance, hehe. If I’d be surprised, it will be because I thought our average would be around 16 years old. Because back in high school, I know a lot of schoolmate who’s done ‘it’, hehe!

Lastly, I am sad that we are fifth least faithful. I can't believe Filipino men are that, uhm, playful, hehe. While I know some ‘boys’ who are definitely players, I know more ‘men’ who are definitely the faithful type. Or have I just been hanging out with the statistical outliers? Haha! Besides, I am the faithful type, so I am insulted! Deeply! Haha!

*Apparently, the international sex survey was conducted by Men’s Health magazine and the complete results are on their latest issue. I don’t know why Marie Claire was also able to publish the results. Maybe they are like sister companies, hehe. Kung sino man makakuha ng copy nito, please share niyo naman sa akin! Hehe!

Monday, October 09, 2006

Bane

I miss the days when worrying what gift to request for my birthday was the worst of my worries.
I miss the days when I am assured of getting at least 7.5 hours of sleep because Mama forces me to bed by 8.30pm already. Geesh, if I were a kid these days, I couldn't even watch Super Inggo, hehe.
I miss the days when being ignored by your ultimate love (which, as we grow older, we realize it was ONLY a crush) wouldn't feel as painful, it can be easily brushed off with a trip to McDonald's.
I miss the days when my bright mornings start with a dose of Cartoon Network and Sineskwela. Nowadays, I have to wake up to ASAP 2006 or Wowowee.
I miss the days when a simple but enjoyable afternoon with my playmates would already make my day big time!
I miss the days when schoolwork wasn't so challenging. Mama would always countercheck my homeworks anyway.
I miss the days when even if I throw a terrible tantrum, the adults wouldn't take it against me, bata lang kasi ako eh.
I miss being the pampered bunso, I almost always get what I want (as long as it's reasonable anyway, hehe).
I miss the days when life wasn't so complicated.
I miss being a kid.

I hate being a grown-up right now.
I hate having too much responsibilities. Just because I am older, it doesn't mean I can handle it all.
I hate being forced to be the grown-up just because older grown-ups refuse to act like one.
I hate being forced to understand 'kids', just because I am older, I should be more understanding and patient. But just because I am older, it doesn't mean I don't get hurt.
I hate being responsible for these 'kids', especially when I am not even appreciated.

Aaaaargh! I hate being nice! Haha! Just for once, I don't want to helpful, dependable and approachable. For once, I want to be selfish, to not care, to not be concerned. Just this instance, I don't want to be the older brother.

Bunso ako. I should be a spoiled brat. I should be immature. I should be too dependent. I should be clueless, helpless. But I am not. *Sigh* Boon or bane? Right now, I would have to say 'bane'.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Top 10 Remakes

It's been a while since I had a Top 10 so I have come up with my personal Top 10 list of song covers. I have been listening to a lot of old songs recently and frankly, I don't know why, haha! Anyway, just a reminder, this Top 10 is based on my personal taste. Bash the songs if you want, but don't bash me for liking them, oki? =p

10 CARRIE UNDERWOOD - Some Hearts
Original version: Kelly Levesque (OST - America's Sweethearts)
I am sure only a few of you have heard this song. I don't think it has even been released here. But it was released in the US, and since I am an American Idol and Carrie Underwood fan, naturally, I am aware of it. I wasn't even aware it was a remake when I was able to catch a replay of America's Sweethearts on HBO and I heard the familiar tune during the end credits. Wiki says Carrie performed this at the half-time of the 2006 NBA All-Star Game.

Some hearts, they just get all the right breaks
Some hearts have the stars on their side
Some hearts, they just have it so easy
Some hearts just get lucky sometimes

9 BELLEFIRE - I'll Never Get Over You Getting Over Me
Other versions: Expose (Original), Selena, MYMP
I like the studio version of Bellefire more than MYMP's. The all-Irish girl group Bellefire is managed by Louis Walsh, the manager of Boyzone and Westlife. They also have a wonderful cover of U2's All I Want Is You back in 2002. They were popular only in Ireland and Southeast Asia, with little recognition in the United Kingdom.

As long as the stars shine down from the heavens
As long as the rivers run to the sea
I'll never get over you gettin' over me

8 MOONSTAR 88 - Ang Pag-ibig Kong Ito
Other versions: Leah Navarro (Original), Carol Banawa
I heard this song performed by Yeng Constantino on Pinoy Dream Academy that's why I decided to download a version of it. And it's been constanyly on my playlist for 2 weeks now!

Ang pag-ibig kong ito
Luha ang tanging nakamit buhat sa'yo
Kaya't sa Maykapal
Tuwina'y dalangin ko
Sana'y, kapalaran ko ay magbago

7 KATHARINE MCPHEE - Think
Original version: Aretha Franklin
Having been infected by the McPheever last summer, this has got to be in my Top 10! Haha! Together with Kelly Clarkson's Walk Away, this song was my anthem of angst the whole summer. =p

You better think (think) think about what you're trying to do to me
Yeah, think (think, think), let your mind go, let yourself be free

6 MANDY MOORE - Drop The Pilot
Original Version: Joan Armatrading
It my favorite track on Mandy Moore's Coverage album. Honestly though, I don't have the slightest idea what the song is about, haha! It's just one of those songs you would love to sing on the shower or whenever you play pretent on your room when no one is looking, haha! =p

Drop the pilot, try my balloon
Drop the monkey, smell my perfume
Drop the mahout, I'm the easy rider
Don't use your army, to fight a losing battle

5 MARIAH CAREY ft TREY LORENZ - I'll Be There (Live)
Other versions: Jackson 5 (Original), Westlife
This is one of my favorite songs of all time, in terms of melody and drama content, haha! The song is perfect for lovers and best friends alike, right? Despite being my favorite artist of all time, Westlife's version sucked, big time! Haha! This song has been a US #1 hit twice, both for the original and the released unplugged version of Mariah Carey in 1992. It was a last-minute addition to her MTV Unplugged show setlist, as she had been informed that most acts on the show perform at least one cover.

I'll be there to comfort you
Build my world of dreams around you
I'm so glad that I found you
I'll be there with a love that's strong
I'll be your strength
You know I'll keep holding on

4 TAMYRA GRAY - Dance With My Father
Other versions: Luther Vandross (original), Celine Dion
I featured this song on my Father's Day blog back in June. And yes, during those emo-moments, this song makes me cry, hehe. This song was featured on the TV Series Boston Public.

When I and my mother would disagree
To get my way, I would run from her to him
He'd make me laugh just to comfort me
Then finally make me do just what my mama said
Later that night when I was asleep
He left a dollar under my sheet

3 DESTINY'S CHILD - Emotions
Other versions: Bee Gees (original), MYMP, Regine Velasquez
Destiny's version is the 2001 version. Okay, wala ako masyado masabi despite it being my #3! I just like the song and vocal curls of Beyonce on this song, haha!

It's over and done
But the heartache lives on inside
And who's the one you're clinging to
Instead of me tonight?

2 MYMP - Tell Me Where It Hurts
Other Versions: Kathy Troccoli (original), Milli Vanilli, Tommy Steiner
It was MYMP's massive hit from their Beyond Acoustic album. It was #1 on the MYX Hitchart for more than 4 weeks and #2 on the MYX Yearend Countdown for 2005. Kailangan ko pa ba iexplain kung bakit favorite ko to? I am sure that most of you like this song, anyway.

Why is that sad look in you eyes
Why are you crying
Tell me now tell me now
Tell me why you're feeling this way

1 NINA - Foolish Heart
Other versions: Steve Perry (original), Side A
This was Nina's biggest hit in 2003 and it is the first ever OPM song to reach #1 on the MYX Hitchart. If you ask me, I feel the success of this acoustic version paved the way of success for the number of acoustic acts that followed -- Jimmy Bondoc, Paolo Santos & Nyoy Volante, among others. Anyway, the video was amusing though. There was a free plug of Barbie's Cradle, haha! =p
The rest of the Top 20: Leigh Nash - Need To Be Next To You, Christina Aguilera, Pink, Mya & Li'l Kim - Lady Marmalade, Mariah Carey - Against All Odds, Sheryl Crow - The First Cut Is The Deepest, Westlife - Uptown Girl, Bellefire - All I Want Is You, Regine Velasquez - You Were There, Beyonce Knowles & Stevie Wonder - So Amazing, Bamboo - Waiting In Vain, Counting Crows - Big Yellow Taxi

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Angas kung angas!

Ha! After three straight days of brand new posts to revive my blog traffic, there came another three straight days of silence, hehe.

The UP College of Engineering has a brand new shirt. Normally, the student council would sell college shirts only during our annual Eng'g Week every December. But for some reason, they've come up with an off-season college shirt. It's even cheaper than the usual, nice! =p

Anyway, it's called the Eng'g Angas Shirt. And my golly, upon reading what is printed on these shirts, you won't wonder for a bit why it's called such. It has 'angas' written all over it, haha! There are even two variants.

The first and lesser angas one says, "Eng'g pa lang ang sinabi ko, napa-WOW ka na!" Funny because, I actually get this all the time, especially when it comes to my GE classmates. Like for example, during group works, usually, everyone asks about each other's names and courses, right? And for a number of times already, some of them would say 'woh! Eng'g ka!', with matching hand gestures that seem to worship me. Haha! =p

The second variant is the ultimate epitome of angas! In fact, I am afraid to wear it to school because students from other colleges might throw rocks at me, haha! It says, "So what kung UNO ka, Eng'g ka ba?"

But before you guys think we UP Engineering students are really that arrogant, here's something you can snap back if you were a non-Engineering student: "Eng'g ka nga, SINGKO ka naman!" Bwahaha! But of course, this only applies to normal Engineering students like me, hehe! =p

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Unpopular Opinion 3: Cueshe isn't a boyband

All views and opinion expressed by this blogger does not in any way reflect that of blogger.com or the whole bloggosphere for that matter. Whatever bold statement read her should not be taken as the omnipotent truth. This blogger only wishes to share his opinions of the way things are in this universe, of which he is entitled to. If you don't share his opinion, you are very much welcome to share yours. But don't in any way hate this blogger for whatever opinion he has that is opposed to yours, for he does not in any way imply that he alone is right and that everyone else is wrong. Respect is valued here, as much as your opinion is, whatever it maybe.

I was on a bus home to Pampanga with my orgmate Paul last Friday when something unorthodox even for not-so-posh public transport vehicles happened. The bus driver played the album of Cueshe -- Half Empty, Half Full (or is it 'Half Full, Half Empty'? Oh! Whatever!). We were supposed to be tuned in to Love Radio, like most buses are. The moment we heard the familiar intro of Stay, Paul and I stared at each other laughing. (You see, for UP students, Cueshe is jologs. Sobra!!). But when Sorry started playing, we knew we were doomed -- they're playing the whole Cueshe album! Haha!

So while we tried to spend the 1-hour trip resting (albeit to no avail, because we were constantly laughing at the music playing), I reflected on why Cueshe is considered a jologs band anyway. It's like their status in the music scene is something equivalent to boybands. Honestly though, for me:

"Cueshe isn't a boyband!"

But I am not saying they are a genuine rock band, either. I must stress, I am not a rock expert. I am not even a hard core rock fan. While I may appreciate some rock songs and rock bands (especially OPM bands) every now and then, it is probably just because these songs has a certain degree of pop-iness, haha! =p
But when it comes to boybands, I can safely say I have the right to this opinion, because I am one of the 'jologs' teenagers from a few years back who spent bucks to buy their albums, magazines and whatever thingamajigs that featured them. Westlife, Backstreet Boys, A1, O-Town, Plus One, Five. I was a true-blue pop fan, boybands (no matter how cheesy) included.

I checked out the lexicon meaning of a boyband: all-male pop group: an all-male pop band marketed for a teenage audience. But we all know that aside from this, the word 'boyband' also pertains to those guys who don't play instruments on their music. They wear monochromatic sets of clothes at every public appearance. Most are handsome (oh well, this is relative, right?) and cleanly shaven -- sometimes even with buff bodies. And at least one is a closet gay, right? Haha! Therefore, with this jologs criteria, Cueshe should not be branded as a boyband. It's unfair! Haha! =p

Personally though, I am able to appreciate some of Cueshe's songs. So I used to wonder why my rockista friends insist that Cueshe (and Hale) is a boy band. I asked my roommate Rjei, and he couldn't give a straight answer. The only explanation he could come up with was because in their Stay music video, the band was sporting decently but fashionably simple clothes. You know, the usual clothes worn by, uhm, boybands, hehe. Haha! Of course, it didn't help that Cueshe (and Hale) became insanely popular to teenage girls. So I asked, "Just because these guys are handsome, they can't be in a rock band? Just because their fans consist mainly of teenage girls, they can't be considered as rockers?" I think the term for them was 'pogi rock'. =p

In fairness to Cueshe, they play their own instruments. I mean, that's a legitimate definition of a band -- to be able to play your own music, right? Boybands should not even be pertained to as bands, they should be called boy groups, haha! Personally though, based on my self-concept of rock bands, I don't get why the Justiniani guy simply sings and doesn't play any instrument. Okay, he is a vocalist. But if Reuben, who sings as many lines (sometimes even more) than Jay, is already there, what do they need Jay for? To play the tambourine? Haha! To make the girls swoon? Shush. Haha! =p

So, if Cueshe isn't a boyband and they ain't a rock band either, what are they? I am honestly not sure! Haha! My theory is because they aren't rock enough, hehe, at least for the rockistas out there. As for me, wala akong pakialam! Haha! Basta hindi sila boyband (as far as the typical manufactured boyband definition is concerned). Period. =p

Blogs Galore! 12

SORTED THOUGHTS!
This week ko lang na-try yung Blogger Beta ek-ek. At whoala! May LABELS pa siyang nalalalaman! Haha! So I tried it out, it's for free anyway.

One of the attractive features of Wordpress versus Blogger for me is the Categories feature. But with Blogger's Labels feature, I guess I could work with it, hehe. I have come up with 10 categories (andami!). They are just above my tagboard to your right. So now I have to categorize my 100+ posts. Darn, this is gonna take long, ehehe.

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MISS WORLD 2006

So I woke up way before my wake time, haha, just to see this weird but prestigious beauty pagaent. Two reasons: too see if Philippines will make it again to the semifinals (and listening to the voice over pronounce the names of the countries, haha! Sorry, it's the geography freak talking!), and to watch Westlife because they are going to perform, haha! =p It isn't a suprise actually, considering that their manager Louis Walsh is on the panel of judges. I am sure they were a package. I'm just not sure which is which, whether a) Westlife will only agree to perform if Louis Walsh will judge or b) Louis Walsh will only agree to judge if Westlife get to perform, twice even! Haha! Anyway, Czech Republic won. Well, she's beautiful indeed. But is it just me or she has a resemblance of Emma Bunton? =p

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TV SERIES GALORE!

As I have blogged many times before, I am a fan of many American TV Series. First there was Smallville from years way back. Then Desperate Housewives. Then there was Prison Break. Then Grey's Anatomy. Ghost Whisperer. Lost. House, MD. And now Six Degrees!
We in the Philippines don't have the same TV culture. Because in the US, TV series take a break from around May-September. They air new seasons every August-September. And now, me and my fellow fans of these shows are being deluged with one season premiere over another! Darn! Finals Week na pa naman niyan, haha!
So far, Smallville has just aired its Season 6 premiere this week. So I guess, I can obtain a copy by next week. I have already 'torrented' Desperate Housewives Season 3 Premiere and I'm gonna watch it after I publish this post. Grey's Anatomy (my current personal favorite!) is on its second episode for Season 3. My Ghost Whisperer routine, in the meanwhile, has been on a break, because I lost my copies of the 1st half of Season 1 when the DVD-R into which I burned the episode had an error! I'm gonna have to torrent them all again to continue watching it. In the US though, it has started its second season. Lost and House are already on their third seasons, I think. But I haven't finished Lost's first season yet and I have yet to watch House's second season. As for Six Degrees, well, it's a brand new series. Only the pilot has been aired so far, and I'm beginning to like it.
So there, sana lang, sa dinami-dami ng pinapanood ko, sana lang makapag-aral pa ako, diba? haha!

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