Saturday, October 28, 2006
just woke up from 12 hours of sleep after getting back from sandy's pansol house ^_^ super thank you to sandy and her mom, we enjoyed our "vacation." we went there wednesday lunchtime then settled in and i prepared roast chicken for dinner that night with verle's veggies. kimby's bf martin arrived in time for dinner but jc arrived around midnight. i didn't know it was going to be a "pamorningan," jc indulged us with his sprite/redbull/jagermeister bomb nyehehe which was surprisingly... good! but two shots for me was already the bomb! i was able to get through the pamorningan kwentuhan shouting away in the magic sing nyahahaha. we cooked and ate breakfast so our martin can go to work and we can "sleep" hehehe
come waking up time we had our lunch at about 4 pm and then we walked around sandy's borough and had our picture taking session. we swam and then prepared our grilled goodies with steff/verle/jc/me preparing kebab and bbqued liempo. we didn't even get to eat half of it on our midnight dinner! we retired at around 3 and i didn't know jc and verle hacked at chismis until the morning hehehe. i really enjoyed their company and i hope we get to do this again... soon!!!
more pictures from laguna >>
Friday, October 20, 2006
this is my new favorite streisand song, for my katribos:
Music by : David Shire
Words by : Richard Maltby
Starting here, Starting now
When we walk, we walk together
Year by year, starting here
Starting now When we talk
We will say the most with silence
When we're near
Now when you sleep
You will dream a dream
That's free from care
For now when you wake
I'll be there so be still
Take my hand
For the greatest journey
Heaven can allow
Starting love Starting here
Now take my hand
For the greatest journey
Heaven can allow
Monday, October 16, 2006
Is it right that the worse exhibition of rudeness must happen in your own house? From you own family even? Why are kids nowadays up to the neck in their bad attitude?
I grew up in a time when you couldn’t even look up when not being told to, when you can’t answer back except when you’re being asked questions. I think these times, 2000… 2006… has been way too long since the RIGHT way of bringing up children has gone. My friend agrees with me, we do what we are told, no questions, no discussions, while these kids, YOU need to understand them!? WTF!?
I don’t know why we tolerate this, I certainly do and will NOT! I will not tolerate my own brother disrespecting me not even three minutes into his arrival, especially when the reason is totally absurd!
I am writing this so I won’t forget. Practice tolerance, yes, but everyone and everything to his/its own place and time. I think about all the people, young people who I happen to observe are waaaaay too bad-mannered for my generation. Good luck and goodnight!!! And yes I mean that in the most sarcastic way I can.
Saturday, October 14, 2006
It can hardly be a surprise to those of us who were at the concert on Monday night that the press would be having a field day over the heckling incident. What is a surprise, to me at least, is that some of her fans are upset by it.
As I recall, Barbra had already finished singing Have I Stayed Too Long at the Fair?, when the persistent heckler (fan? hardly) shouted something to her. The bush sketch was over. Barbra made some light hearted comments about the freedoms an artist enjoys in this country. Then she moved on to the next song.
What was the guy trying to accomplish, if not ruin the concert for the rest of us? Nobody paid $750 to hear from him. Heckling is rude, period. Could Barbra have made a joke about it? Sure, but instead, she flashed a brilliant Brooklyn born fire and effectively fought back against the "don't criticize our beloved chairman" trance in which increasing numbers of Americans have been suspended.
She reprimanded the guy, and later apologized for losing her cool. Both the expletive and the acknowledgement showed her to be human, honest, and open. It was thrilling to have her step outside her guard, it made me like her all the more.
When was it decided that artists have no right to interpret the world as they see it? Would anyone dare tell Picasso to forget Spain and just paint the bowl of fruit, put it in a pretty frame, and keep his mouth shut?
What of the song writers of the sixties? What of Isadora Duncan? What of every artist who has looked at what is beautiful, what is horrific, what is breathtaking, what is heart breaking, what is common, or what is miraculous, and put it in focus for us? Have they all been out of line?
When was it decided that we no longer need to have our world shown to us through the eyes and hands and vocal chords of the people whose job is to share what they percieve?
The truth is that we need them more now than ever.
How can anyone call themselves a Streisand fan without knowing what she is? Does no one remember how she rented a flatbed truck and opened her NYC townhouse to campaingn for Bella Abzug? Barbra has been active politically for almost her entire career. Could anyone be surprised that she has strong political convictions at this stage of the game?
Barbra has more than the rights shared by the Dixie Chicks or Madonna. She has experience and knowledge that most of us do not have. She could easily teach a college course in political activism, and knows what she is talking about when she criticizes the bush administration.
When she gave an interview with Diane Sawyer last year, she was ridiculed in the press the next day for having claimed that Global Warming was the cause of the strong hurricanes we have seen recently. One news program showed footage of Barbra singing Second Hand Rose, dressed in sequins, and clowning around. The caption read "Hurricane Babs." The anchorman snidely said that there was probably more politics than science behind Barbra's comments. He went on to add that if all those environmentalists would just look at history, they would see that nature goes through periods of warming and cooling as a matter of course.
Well, this was when the bush administration was still denying the existence of global warming, so that was the script the poor dolt had to work with. As we all know now, extreme changes in weather are indeed a result of global warming. In other words, Barbra and her scientist friends were right.
Remember when Barbra spoke out against the impending invasion of Iraq, claiming that Saddam had no arsenal of weapons? She was ridiculed for that, too. A Jewish woman defending a Muslim ruler? Well, time has surely shown that he had no weapons, after all. The UN inspections had worked. Barbra and her liberal friends were right.
Maybe instead of getting angry at her for daring to call a spade a spade, whether she is confronting a dishonest and corrupt administration or an obnoxious heckler, we should be grateful that we have an artist like Streisand. An artisit who is well informed and truly brave.
One more thing. Barbra has never been just a singer. Ask any girl with an unusual look, or any gay man from the midwest. She represents many things to many people, which is one of the reasons she is adored with such fervor. Most of her fans do understand this, and expect nothing less than the full package when they pay good money to see her perform.
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Monday, October 02, 2006
Sunday, October 01, 2006
This is by far, the BEST birthday I’ve had… literally. For one, I’m not sick! What a feat, and I almost didn’t make it hahaha. Wow really can’t believe it… tsk… tsk… tsk…
The whole two weeks before my birthday is one BIG VACATION for ust-fms medstudents, no one’s grumpy!!! to the point that were already not happy this is happening hahaha, but alas of course I really feel for those affected by milenyo (my big rest at their expense, sigh…)
marge & tina - my heart's to you both. you know how i'll do anything for you!!! be safe, and think about how i'll frown if you do *wink *wink stuff hehehe.
robert - thank you for the greeting, we haven't talked again yet, but i'll greet you happy birthday in advance already!
architect raison! - thanks, you remembered, i'll never forget yours hahaha! and you know why too ^_^
claude - thanks for remembering! don't worry i'll keep my steady supply of pictures for you hahaha!a12008 - thank you thank you thank you for the greetings! you just don't know how verle, miong, and i appreciate being in your subsection, ingit sa min si steff kasubsec namin kayo hahaha
miong, sandy, nia, kim, ron, doodz, and kayester!!!!! - salamat ng sobra you made my day today
steff & verle - wow OMG can't wait to sleep whaaaaa sobrang thank you!!!!!!!! everyday, everyday you two make me smile
tito roman & tita pat - thanks, thanks, thanks, for putting up with my demands hahaha!
tita lites! - thank you for the cake, and thanks kayo praktisan kong mag-bp hehehe
kuya anthony! - wow thanks for the barbra+tony duet, wonderful!
to my lolo (in heaven) & to tin - guys i share this birthday with, we're great people! ha!
to my lola ning, tia pol & lola gunding(+) - thank you for taking care of me
to my mommy, daddy and potsy - i'm a big pain in the ass i know, hehehe pagpasensyahan niyo na lang ako ^_^
mama mary - thank you for praying for me
to God - thank you im still alive and thank you for everything
p.s. i know i might have missed a lot of people, hehehe bad memory, just quack ^_^ to everyone who greeted me thank you so very much! this is the last year im going to age hahaha!