Ah... this is my own personal tribute to our service men. There is always something to be said about men in military uniform. ;-) Plus the video is catchy too!
Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
It is my belief that bloggers are writers wannabe to some degree. If a blogger does not want his/her writings to be read by others, why would he/she post it in a public blog? He/she could have easily made a private journal instead. So like writers, bloggers also gets a satisfaction that someone out there is appreciating his/her writings. At the very least in knowing that someone is reading it. I remember Ta Pinky proudly proclaiming that X amount of people are reading our blog "Stagenotes". Well, Ta Lani has this program that could track that data. I do not have that program to track the amount of readers of my personal blog but I know a few people who do read it. I know this from their comments or personal emails. I was specially shocked that my mumsy reads it too. She thanked me for the Birthday greeting I posted here. And just tonight, I was thrilled to see comments from my dear cousin. I must confess at this point, that one satisfaction I get from blogging is simply in knowing that my friends and family read it. And also, dare I say that perhaps I am a writer wannabe?
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
(pic from ski-epic.com)
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Mao Asada has just won the 2008 Worlds Figure Skating Championship in Sweden. She is only 17 years of age. She does a wonderful triple axel and a triple flip-triple toe loop combination. She represents Japan. (photo from usatoday.com)
Yu Na Kim is also 17 and she represents South Korea. She got the bronze in the 2008 and 2007 Worlds Figure Skating Championship. She holds the highest score for both the short and long program under the new ISU judging system. (pic from skatetoday.com)
Mirai Nagasu is only turning 15 this April. She is the reigning US ladies Champion. She is too young to go to the Worlds Championship. I have high hopes for this young lady. (pic from davecskatingphoto.com)
Caroline Zhang is also only 14 and turning 15 this May. She also represents the US. She is the 2007 Worlds Junior Champion and she got the silver for the same event in 2008. Also very talented. (pic from baltimoresun.com)
Mary Jane's left arm is outrageously long. Spiderman is dating a mutant!
The damsel has 3 hands. I hope the knight noticed that.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Now as an adult here in Chicago, Holy week is just any other week for me. I go to work on that week and go out drinking/dancing on that weekend. I always get a reminder of my childhood when my mother would tell me to stay home on Good Friday and Black Saturday.
Have a good Holy Week everybody...
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
2. Musical I would most like to see again is Miss Saigon.
3. Musical I never want to see again is The Pirate Queen and Dracula. What was that all about? I am having amnesia about it.
4. Best performance by a woman in a Broadway musical I've ever seen is Kerry Butler in Xanadu. And she was nice to me during my first stage door too!
5. Best performance by a man in a Broadway musical I've ever seen is Cheyenne Jackson in Xanadu. He is just NICE. ;-)
7. One person they should have cast as Evita in Evita is Madonna. Honey, that's Madge to you.
8. Favorite choreography in a Broadway show is in Legally Blonde. That part where Elle performed her essay instead of writing it. They all flew on Jet Blue and had a marching band outfit. I also like Springtime for Hitler in Germany routine in The Producers. I am lame.
9. Lyric/line that always brings a lump to my throat - I'll give my life for you (Miss Saigon)
14. Most overly praised and under deserving show in my opinion is Wicked. I saw the Chicago production of Wicked and I was not animated to an equal pitch of praises I heard about the show.
15. Showtune I'm most likely to sing while dancing around at home is Altarboyz. They have the more danceable songs.
18. The show they should never change a word because it is already perfect is Miss Saigon and Altarboyz. Again, I am lame.
20. Role I was born to play on Broadway is Kim in Miss Saigon. I"m 17 and I'm new here today. :)
Friday, March 14, 2008
I was fortunate enough to have taken Spanish classes in college. It was that time in the Philippines when all college graduates were required to take at least 4 classes of Spanish. Back then, I did not see the advantage of learning a language that nobody spoke in Philippines. I felt I would never use it. Boy was I wrong. Our Filipino language is ridden with many words and phrases from Spanish. I was and still is fascinated to discover more words and phrases that are actually Spanish. Now I have a very different view about Spanish. I have the perfect opportunity at work to hone my Spanish skills and I love it. I work with a lot of the latino folks and I get to speak Spanish with them all the time. I can actually comprehend 90% of what they are telling me even if they spoke fast. When I watch the Spanish channels, I am able to make sense of what is being spoken. That is brilliant! I went to Spain last year but my recent love affair with the spanish language makes me want to visit other Spanish speaking nation. Vamos al Costa Rica!
(pic from wwp.greenwichmeantime.com)
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Cashmere Mafia follows the lives of four ambitious women, who've been longtime best friends since their days at business school, as they try to balance their glamorous and demanding careers with their complex personal lives by creating their own "boys' club" (The Cashmere Mafia) to protect each other and discuss their personal ups and downs as they try to have it all in New York City.
(pic from silvercupstudios.com)
This new enticing comedy-drama "Lipstick Jungle" follows three high-powered friends as they weather the ups and downs of lives lived at the top of their game. Nico, editor-in-chief of a hot fashion magazine, has her eye on becoming CEO. Movie exec Wendy does everything she can to balance career and family. And free-spirited designer Victory longs to make her dreams come true, and maybe find Mr. Right along the way. Armed with humor and strength, these three modern New York women support one another through the triumphs and tears that are all part of making it big in The Big Apple.
(pic from i161photobucket.com)
Sunday, March 09, 2008
Friday, March 07, 2008
Monday, March 03, 2008
I found this commercial of "chupa chups" lollipop in Russian starring Mikhail Youzhny and Yevgeny Plushenko. Mikhail is my favorite Russian tennis player and Yevgeny is the reigning Olympic champion in figure skating. I thought this commercial is amusing. I would have preferred it without Yevgeny but what can I do...
Sunday, March 02, 2008
We are all familiar with the fact that Anne Boleyn was behead by King Henry for treason with a charge of incest with her brother George. In this story, they presented that no actual incest occurred although the intent for it was there. I am not sure if historically, incest did occur. In those days, the King got rid of anybody by charging them treason. Anything can be treason if it did not pleases him. It is quite obvious that Anne's failure to produce a male heir was her undoing. Also in this story, they portrayed Mary Boleyn as a virtuous girl merely forced into the the circumstances by her family. Interesting point of view. We can never be sure what really happened. That is why this movie is a historical FICTION. Go watch it. Be entertained and learn something as well.
(pic from yahoo movie page)