Thursday, June 26, 2008


wala lang. i rarely post videos here but i had to post this one. i have no idea why this inspired me. maybe because i vicariously experienced his travels through this video.

Type rest of the post here


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

oh no he didn't

but he did. 'he' refers to the great american president george w. bush.

the event: meeting with yet another great president, gloria arroyo.

bush probably had nothing else in mind to say, so he started with small talk.

PRESIDENT BUSH: Madam President, it is a pleasure to welcome you back to the Oval Office. We have just had a very constructive dialogue. First, I want to tell you how proud I am to be the President of a nation that -- in which there's a lot of Philippine-Americans. They love America and they love their heritage. And I reminded the President that I am reminded of the great talent of the -- of our Philippine-Americans when I eat dinner at the White House. (Laughter.)


PRESIDENT BUSH: And the chef is a great person and a really good cook, by the way, Madam President.


no, you can't make this up. condescending and insulting much, mr. president? and PHILIPPINE-AMERICANS? are you f@cking kidding me?

hop on to the huffington post.

i feel sorry for every single soul who voted for him. five more months. five more months!


Monday, June 09, 2008

crashed, part deux.

okay. this is not good. once a month posting? unforgivable. sorry dear 4 readers about that.

i have been busy. yada yada yada. you know that by now, probably.

so what has happened during the past weeks?

i'm back in new york. and i'm happy. hehehe. i didn't realize i missed new york THAT much, until i got back. when i left, everything was brown and bleak and when i returned everything was back to green, supple green. central park is a heaven again. spring's nice. speaking of spring.

the past few days have been hot. spring scorcher, that's what they call it. heatwave, man. and it's not even summer yet. just how hot? the past 3 days have been quite unbearable. maybe it's because of global warming.

weather's in the high 90s, plus humidity and it feels like 105. warmest i felt like this was 2 summers ago in scottsdale, arizona. or every freaking sumer in las vegas. LA doesn't get as hot as this. oh well. two more days and the temps will slide back to the 70s. or 80s. i'll take 80s anytime of the day.

and oh yeah, sad to say, my computer crashed again.

went to the apple store in soho last week. the next available genius bar appointment was 730 pm, and it was only 1. goodness. took the subway to the other, more famous apple store. the one on fifth avenue. the one with the big, square, glass box. it's open 24 hours a day. beat that. and the next available appointment was for 1130 pm. no way jose. so i went back to soho. i love soho. hahaha.

went around my favorite stores first. i made a long walk to greenwich, around the village. this neighborhood's so cool. if i get rich, i'd live here. hahaha. wishful thinking. i can't even afford hell's kitchen!

so the apple guy, his name's cian, checks my hard drive. after a few tinkering, he declared, i think your computer crashed. well, i knew that already because the freaking folder with a question mark sign appeared one day. and the next day when it tried to turn it on, it booted. whatever happened to the folder with a "?"? who knows. anyhow, cian said he was going to fix it and they will just call me when everything's done.

felt bad. felt depressed for about half an hour. i had a few files already after the first crash, and of course, i haven't had a chance to back them up. damn. i really want an eeepc right now. oh well.

so the other day, i got my macbook back. it's like brand new. i missed it. i caught up on all my backlog. i have a thousand articles to finish. a hundred interviews to transcribe. how can i ever finish all my reports?

so there goes my story. and oh yeah, shout out to my great friend may8 (too lazy to link!) for the company and the second row ticket to James Blunt's concert at the Araneta Coliseum the Monday before I left. It was such a great show I was singing along. LIke E was during Josh Groban's concert, only his voice was louder than Groban's and he was being shushed by his fellow audience members. haha. I missed Blunt's show at the wiltern in LA and the roseland in NYC. but i caught him at freaking arameta! goodness. he's good. really good.

speaking of josh groban...

a day after i flew in from manila (in retrospect, i might post some stuff about this. might.) i flew the following day to las vegas to cover the presscon and attend the david foster concert at the event center of mandalay bay. it was as star-studded as star-studded was. i was quite star-struck. who wouldn't. these are my idols, inf ront of me during the presson and i was just in awe being in their presence. hahaha. babaw.

josh groban. michael buble. andrea bocelli. the listcan stop there and i'm okay. brian mcknight. katharine mcphee. peter cetera. okay, i am fine. thank you very much.

the four hour (almost!) show was probably the best i've seen in years. can't wait to see it on pbs this fall. sigh. and oh yeah, charice was there. back in manila, before her oprah guesting was aired, i interviewed charice and her mom. she's such a very nice kid and am so happy for her. i have no idea if she has realized how lucky she is. ellen? oprah? and now this? and all these she attained through youtube! god bless false voice, the guy who uploaded her videos.

sa sex and the city with friends last week. it was loooooong. some scenes deserved to be cut. i don't know if i liked it. that much. probably a 6 for me, in terms of liking it. there were so many loopholes i had a headache trying to figure out why it has come to this. the biggest one? how could big not find carrie when carrie moved to her old apartment? he found her in paris, for crying out loud! and he can't find her in new york? okay, queens and jackson heights, hell even brooklyn and the bronx are out of the question? how can you not find her, big? come on.