Sunday, August 31, 2008

Bea Alonzo as Betty La Fea

On September 8 (Monday), another remake will be aired by ABS-CBN Network for the famous Columbian telenovela’s Betty La Fea. Actually, I haven’t seen this telenovela before that is why I’m interested to watch it over Channel 2. Can’t wait to see how the beauty of Bea Alonzo will be turned into an ugly duckling. I think John Lloyd Cruz is the perfect choice to play for the role of Armando Solis. The tandem was still hot and matching Bea with a wrong guy will be crucial as to the success of this remake. Now I can finally watch the story of this controversial telenovela after the issue of Regine Velasquez wanting to get the role. Good luck Bea!!!

My Girl of Kim Chiu & Gerald Anderson


Gerald Anderson & Kim Chiu / Lee Dong Wook & Lee Da Hae

ABS-CBN Network did the remake of the successful Korean Drama “My Girl” of Lee Dong Wook , Lee Da Hae, and others wherein the famous tandem of Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson play the top roles. Said drama is bound to end having its last week of broadcast.

I watched the original version of this drama from beginning to end and the stars were really great at their respective roles. Lee Dong Wook even gave his Philippine fans a visit and that was a big success. Every where he goes the venue was really jam-packed with the shouting and supportive fans. He was really a good looking guy.

The Philippine version may not be as great as the original but I could say that Kim and Gerald gave justice to their roles considering that they are not yet veteran actor and actress. Tira-Tira!!!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Trade Show Booths

I have been into several trade shows years ago when I worked in a radio station. Part of the company’s marketing strategies is to participate in various projects of their current and prospective advertisers. That part of my job was really tiring yet filled with wonderful experiences with the things you see and the people you meet.

The trade show booths I have seen before diverse from extravagant to ordinary presentations. Well what to expect with those big and multinational companies who have the budget for that and can afford such extravagant presentations. From tailored and themed table skirts down to the colorful and eye-catching banner stands that caught the attention of visitors. Pipe and Drape are important factors too in trade shows. The design and sturdiness of the booth packed with matching personalized draperies will surely attract visitors.

Trade shows are important to businesses and showcasing a certain product or service is such a tough task. The need for an effective company booth is really crucial as you need to draw attention to your booth and stand among other booths in the trade show.

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Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself...
~Norman Wesley Brooks, "Let Every Day Be Christmas," 1976

On Monday is not just a brand new week but the start already of ber-months: September, October, November and December. The countdown to Christmas day will begin and Christmas songs are now on the playlists of radio stations and even at home.

Christmas means peace, love and hope. I know that there are many bad happenings all over the world but the spirit of Christmas must be in our hearts every day. Christmas is not just December 25 and together with that peace, love and hope we can make this world a better place to live for everyone.

Report Card

August 30 is the scheduled release of Report Cards in the school of my youngest who is currently in the Nursery Level. His school is being managed by Sisters of Charity of Saint Anne with an Indian nun being the Principal and a directress from Spain. The school is really conducive for learning coz it is really quiet and peaceful situated inside a subdivision and near one among the many mountains here in our location. It is the school where my eldest finished her Pre-School.

I am excited to see the test papers of my son to see how he performed on his periodical exams and his grades of course. The results of the exam are really impressive. He got 1 perfect score, 2 subjects with 2 mistakes each, 1 subject with 3 mistakes and 1 subject with 4 mistakes. I’m happy that he is performing well in school except for some behavioral concerns. As per his nun adviser, he is playful and very energetic. His works will depend on his mood. On the other hand, he is very active during recitation and he has the capabilities to perfect his works and excel as per her observance. Well, I guess that is very common to boys especially who are in the Pre-School Level. I guess I have more things to do to teach and enable him to focus during school works, LOL.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Looking for Bedroom Furniture?

Hubby and I are planning to renovate the upper portion of the house. We need to create another bedroom for us as kids growing up and to give privacy for all of us. In that regard, we will be in need of enough funds for the materials and others like the Bedroom Furniture.

Being on the net everyday I am tasked to search for the furniture in the room. I can’t help but mouth-water on those Modern Bedroom styles that are truly stylish and elegant looking. Those beds are really fabulous and great to accommodate the exhausted and worn-out body of mine against the daily chores and perfect after hubby’s draining and wearing office day. Contemporary Bedroom nowadays is really unparalleled and so modernized as to quality and design unlike before. The photo above is by far my favorite set-up. I liked the arrangement of this Italian Bedroom in black and beige combination on furniture. Gosh!!! I really can’t help but to get excited on how our new bedroom will look like.

Igado Recipe

I got a taste of this Ilokano dish a long long time ago in a visit to a dear friend from Baguio. Since I loved to cook and experiment with new recipes I tried this one, my very own version. Also, hubby liked the dish and since he likes chilli food I cooked it based on his preferences.


  • 1/2 k. pork, slice thinly
  • 1/4 k. liver, slice thinly
  • 1/2 head garlic, chopped
  • 1 medium size onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 3 pieces siling labuyo
  • 1/2 c. vinegar
  • 1/4 c. soy sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • sugar
  • fish sauce

Cooking procedures:

In a casserole, sauté garlic, red bell pepper and onions then add pork and liver with few of fish sauce. Simmer for 3 minutes then add soy sauce, vinegar, water, sugar and siling labuyo. Cook between 10-15 minutes or until pork is tender. Add sugar and fish sauce as desired. Serve hot with rice.

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La Tomatina vegetable fight of Buñol, Spain

I saw on TV, in the world news segment of Bandila, this unique La Tomatina fiesta of Spain. The biggest tomato fight in the world just started in Buñol’s main town square. An instance wherein a group of friends started a tomato fight for fun and since then the fiesta has been celebrated annually and draws attention worldwide.

Coin smuggling

Smuggling is truly rampant. After the controversial issue on alleged smuggling of second hand luxury cars now comes “coin smuggling”. Recently, the Presidential Anti Smuggling Group (PASG) foiled an attempt to smuggle out of the country P300 million worth of Philippine one peso coins in placed of a 40-footer van containing the 17 tons of coins. It was intercepted inside the Asian Terminal Incorporated (ATI) premises in the port of Manila, declared as scrap materials consigned to Amphibian Metals that are bound to Pusan, Korea.

According to PASG, a one peso coin contain 75 percent copper and 25 percent nickel; while a 10 peso coin contain 92 percent copper content and 6 percent aluminum; and a five peso coin has 70 percent copper, 24.5 percent zinc and 5.5 percent nickel.

Such contents can be used in manufacturing different items like in the field of electronics and this issue will be very alarming to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas as it affects the circulation of the Philippine coins. Strict implementation of custom’s laws is the only way to sabotage different forms of smuggling proliferating in the Philippines.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Online credit repair company

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As I have said, not all Repair Credit companies can help you in your situation and the best things to do are to fully understand the content of the service, review the terms and choose the most applicable and effective one for you.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Nilagang Baka Recipe (Beef Stew)

This recipe is one of the favorites in the house especially during rainy season and stormy days. Beef is really great and the soup gives comfort to fight the cold weather.

  • 1 kilo beef, cut into 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" cubes
  • 2 large size onions
  • 1 bundle onion leaves
  • 1 bundle Pechay (Bok choy) cut into 2 pieces
  • 1 small cabbage, quartered
  • 4 potatoes cut the same size as the beef
  • 10 corns of black pepper
  • Fish sauce to taste
  • Water

Cooking procedures:

In a pressure cooker, add the beef, pour with water and boil for 30-45 minutes or until the beef is tender. When done with the beef, remove cover and set the flame low then add potatoes, onions, corns and onion leaves. After 5 minutes, add the cabbage and pechay and simmer for another 5 minutes. Serve hot with fish sauce. I usually do not put fish sauce in my cooking. I just serve it separately for this dish.

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PDA Season 2: Who will complete the Top 6?

The famous and well-watched reality TV show of ABS CBN, Pinoy Dream Academy Season 2, is nearing its end. The Gala Night this coming Saturday will determine who will complete the Top 6 among scholars Sen and Van who where unfortunately the bottom two last Gala Night.

Included in the Top 6 and is now in the safe position are Bugoy from Camarines Sur, Laarni of Sultan Kudarat, Pride of Puerto Galera’s Zhel, The Singing Interior from Parañaque Cris and The Romantic Crooner Miguel.

There will be 2 Grand Awards Nights for the scholars and I’m sure the pressure is on the rise with such kind of fabulous and extravagant prizes awaiting the winners. As for me, I think it will be tough fight between Bugoy and Laarni.

KC Concepcion & Richard Gutierrez's movie For the First Time

The premiere night of the movie “For The First Time” starring KC Concepcion and Richard Gutierrez directed by Ms. Joyce Bernal was held last August 26 at SM Megamall’s Cinemas 9 and 10 in Ortigas was a big success. As expected coz the 2 main stars of this movie are among the famous and much celebrated stars in the Philippines not only in their own self but being a daughter of premiere actress like Sharon Cuneta for KC and having a controversial and terror-like mom Anabelle Rama for Richard.

It was the first film for KC after living solely in London and finished her studies and the first movie for Richard in ABS CBN’s movie outfit Star Cinema. Good that Richard was able to jump over for a while to do a movie outside his GMA Network family and do it on its rival network, the ABS CBN Network.

I have seen several teasers/trailers of the movie and it is kind of a different love story between 2 opposite persons and how they fall in love with each other out of it with inputs on some family issues that will surely add conflicts on the love and struggles of the 2 main characters. Congrats to the cast, staff & crew, Star Cinema and of course to my beloved ABS CBN Network. A perfect place for online shopping

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Monday, August 25, 2008

Michael Phelps on Kellogg and more...

Olympic legend Michael Phelps will appear on boxes of the Kellogg's Frosted Flakes and Corn Flakes. Phelps holds the record for the most gold medals won at a single Olympics with the eight golds he won at the 2008 Olympic Games. With this record, he surpassed Mark Spitz, who was also a swimmer and had held the previous gold medal total with the seven that he won at the 1972 Olympic Games.

What popular applications, devices, services, etc. are you using? As for me, not so much especially on the high tech ones.. LOL.. Hubby maybe.. You know??? Being a housewife, my time is almost exhausted on kids, hubby and chores and during free time I sleep.. LOL.. No time to explore gadgets or whatever..

American Idol's 4th judge Kara DioGuardi

The Grammy-nominated songwriter Kara DioGuardi will be the fourth judge to sit alongside Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson when the eight season of American Idol premieres in January. Some of DioGuardi’s songs have been recorded by Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion, Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Faith Hill and Pink to name some.

She looks lovely and being one of America’s best songwriters I bet the contestants on the eight season will have a tough time proving themselves plus the presence of the ever famous Simon Cowell. I am looking forward for the brand new season of American Idol and see those who will triumph in the elimination round among thousands and tons of people who will register.

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