Friday, August 28, 2009

Thumbs Up: ¡MISMO! New Filipino Board Game

¡MISMO! by Kristine Servando, abs-cbn NEWS

MANILA - "Ano ang matamis na malagkit? Mahiwaga at maselan? Matigas at mainit?" (What's sweet and Sticky? Mysterious and delicate? Hard and hot?")

These double-entendres that only a Pinoy (Filipino) can decode are at the heart of the fun and wacky board game "Mismo!", which has been making waves in the Philippine market since its release in late June this year. Continue Reading...

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Thumbs Up: "The Wolfman" Trailer

Here is the trailer of a new movie about werewolves. THE WOLFMAN, starring Benicio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt and Hugo Weaving. In Theaters February 12th, 2010.

Related: Werewolves: The New Vampires?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

I'm Officially a Photo Thief !

Yes, I am now officially a photo thief ! I copied a photo from a website and forgot where I got the photo and yet proceeded in posting it in my blog site without the permission of the owner. And I didn't even know it until I opened one of my follower's blog. And now the owner is furious.

It is a photo of the facade of Universidad de Manila. But I'm telling you all, it's an honest mistake. I don't usually do that. Now I've learned to be extremely careful the next time I copy and paste.

Most of the posts in ¡Superextraordinarisimo! are not my words and so are the photos and I didn't even claim them as mine. Most of the sources came from Wikipedia, You tube and others. It's an aggregation of different topics about Hispanic Philippines.

To Arabesque, the owner of the blog, Mabuhay Manila, I am really sorry about the photo. I have already deleted the photo from ¡Superextraordinarisimo!. I even commented on your post and saying my apology there. I'm deeply sorry.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Future Of Brüno

Presenting the new addition to our family, BRÜNO! He is the offspring of Ms. Ken Lee, he was born on the 4th of July (2009) and he is officially my number 7 cat living in my apartment. Back in 2004 during my previous company, I already have a cat, her name is Chacapam, then she got pregnant and then came Lucio, Cariñoso and Ms. Ken Lee at the same time I'm also taking care of 2 other cats that I found outside, Fullah and Borat which are now living permanently inside the apartment. In total, I'm taking care 7 cats and I hope their number will not go up.

It's not easy having so many house cats around, the food is expensive, they don't just eat anything, and there are times their diet changes and they would want to eat other flavors. The cat litter is also expensive and you can't do without it. Another thing that makes it hard having pet cats around is when I'm traveling. There are times I'm not home for more than 5 days and it's a dilemma for me. whenever that time comes, I usually call my friends and instruct them on what to do with the cats. And oh yes, you have to clean their litter box, take them for a bath at least once every 2 weeks and play with them as often as possible.

My cats are not the kind that you'll see in pet shops, they are not that fancy. They are I think what Americans called "Alley cats", the type you'll often see in the streets and dumpsters which unfortunately are too much here in the streets of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Most of you would probably say, why are you taking care of those alley cats?, my answer is...I don't know, maybe because it's hard for me seeing them in the street when it's a 100 degrees out there and at the same time hungry and thirsty. Every time I see cats in the street, it's like I feel what they feel and then I ask myself, where are they going? What will they eat? Where will they sleep for the night? My heart bleeds for them. I only wish the goverment of Saudi Arabia will do something about this problem.

And about the future of Brüno and my other cats. The day will inevitably come that I'll have to let them go, when I go back home, back to the Philippines. There's a possibility that I could take a cat or 2 with me, but most of them are going back where they came from, the street. I hope I could stay longer for them. I love my cats.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Former Philippine President Maria Corazon Cojuangco vda. de Aquino 1933 - 2009

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Former President Corazon Aquino, who swept away a dictator with a "People Power" revolt and then sustained democracy by fighting off seven coup attempts in six years, died on Saturday, her son said. She was 76. [Read more from N.Y. Times]

Cory's Historic U.S. Congress Speech (1 of 3)

The Speech part 2 of 3

On September 18, 1986, just 7 months after she was swept to power by a popular revolt against dictator Ferdinand Marcos, president Maria Corazon Cojuangco vda. de Aquino addressed the joint session of the United States Congress during her first visit to the country since she came home to bury slain opposition leader and husband Sen. Benigno "Ninoy" S. Aquino, Jr. in August 1983.