Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Kathy Griffin's "Suck It Jesus" Joke At The Emmys 2007 (Video)

I just can't believe the video I watched on You Tube the other night of Kathy Griffin givving her acceptance speech at the Emmy awards 2007. This was the first time I've seen or heard about this video, even if it was 4 years ago. (wow, probably I haven't been paying much attention to the news during that time). 

This video shocked me so much. It really did. It was so disturbing to me that I have to write a short post here on my blog about it, just to let others know how I feel about it. The way she talks about Jesus like He's a nobody just breaks my heart. And what's worst are those people who I saw in the video laughing with her. She didn't just offend Jesus, but also a lot of peace-loving Christian people around the world who love Him. What she said was not a joke. I mean, she can joke about other people, about a certain thing, an animal or even a cactus for all I care, but not Jesus. 

kathy griffin with her new found god.

Here's her blasphemous acceptance speech: 

"Now, a lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this award. I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus. He didn't help me a bit. If it was up to him, Cesar Millan would be up here with that damn dog. So all I can say is suck it, Jesus, this award is my god now!"

Kathy Griffin on Larry King Live.

Kathy Griffin, if you wanted to poke fun at anything, then this one is nothing but a blasphemy of the highest order of the Son of God who nonetheless is willing to forgive you. You might have not realized that the air you breathe is something you should thank Jesus for. And if ever you told it to someone like the prophet of the Other religion, you probably would have not come out alive of the auditorium. But because Jesus is all about love and forgiveness, you had the most plausible excuse to trample on the name that is above every name. It's not too late Kathy Griffin, the love of Christ abounds for those who seek Him. The grace of God still extends to anyone that seeks Him even at some point in your life, you tell Him that He sucks. He still loves you and wished that you avail of His salvation even if that Savior had less to do with your award that has become your god. Jesus loves you Kathy Griffin!

Note: the last paragraph courtesy of ¡Soy Negrense!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

My Entries On The PEBA 'Where The Heart Is' International Photo Contest 2011!

Please 'LIKE' my entries on PEBA (Pinoy Expat/OFW Blog Award) 'Where The Heart Is' International Photo Contest 2011 on 3 Facebook pages, they are PEBA, The Pink Tarha & Globe Kabayan. I've got 2 entries ("In Silence" & "Arabian Siesta") and I need your help and support for it to win the 'Most Liked Photo' in the contest. The most liked photo on Facebook doesn't necessarily mean that it will be the all-around winner of the contest. Read the mechanics and rules of the photo contest by clicking  here.

Please follow these instructions to 'LIKE' my entry photos on Facebook.

1. First you have to 'LIKE' the PEBA or The Pink Tarha or Globe Kabayan pages (or all of them) on Facebook, (but if you've previously LIKED those pages, go to instruction #2).

2. After you LIKED the page(s), return to this site and click the following links below that correspond to my entry photos and then LIKE the photo there (on that Facebook page). Very easy, I know you can do it. 

 A) "In Silence" (A Tourist At Abu Dhabi Airport)
B) "Arabian Siesta"

 Thank you all & God bless!

Friday, July 1, 2011

My Vacation 2011: #3 Pinto Art Museum & The Silangan Gardens

Entrance to Silangan Gardens/ Pinto Art Museum.

A few days before my flight back to Jeddah, on Fathers Day, me and my daughter Maria went to the Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo City, which is basically a stone throw away from where we live. We didn't even know that the place even existed until that day. I only heard about this place when I was watching a travel program on TFC when I was here in Saudi Arabia before I went on my vacation. We searched the internet about this place and how to get there. It turned out that getting there is as easy as 1, 2, 3. 

The entrance fee is 100 Pesos per person, but students get discount. From the entrance they will give you a pamphlet  which tells about the place, its history and that it officially opened on December 5, 2010, just late last year. So it's fairly new. The place is owned by Dr.Joven Cuanang and the arts displayed in the museum are all part of his collections.

I've noticed that most of the buildings inside were Mexican-inspired and go so well with their surroundings and while walking down the main concrete stair to the main art gallery, I've also noticed how beautiful their well maintained garden was. It just rained that morning so everything around was wet and the air smelled so fresh with all those plants, grass and trees (sigh.). We were also hearing a lot of low pitch sounds, more like the moo of a cow, and we later learned that they were frogs having "you know what" with their partners. And we thought it's part of the exhibit.LOL!

"Karnabal" by Salingpusa (click picture to enlarge).

Anyway, upon entering the art gallery, a very huge painting sort of welcomed us. It was called "Karnabal", it was painted by several artists collectively called "Salingpusa", a group of successful newbie artists in the world of art. Some of them are Emmanuel Garibay, Elmer Borlongan, Mark Justiniani, Ronald Ventura, Karen Flores, Winner Jumalon and more. It's a mind-boggling depiction of a carnival in your dream (or nightmare). At the center, you'll see a carousel, although you're not gonna notice it at first. You really have to sit down and contemplate on the bench in front of it to see it. Believe me you'll see more than just a carousel.

There were also paintings by those individual painters, but I really love Emmanuel Garibay's paintings the most. His paintings usually depict everyday scenes from a poor man's point of view. A sort of  dark satire of typical Filipino life. Maria and I really enjoyed the gallery. I even told her to write the names of the artists so that when get back home, we could look them up on the internet.

After walking around and seeing the  paintings that led us to the museum shop, we proceeded to the restaurant which was located at yet another gallery. I must say, the food and the service there was amazing, even the chef came to us and asked us if we loved the food. The ambiance was perfect, my eyes cannot stop wandering around while having lunch because of the wonderful and amazing paintings that were displayed there. The name of the restaurant is (Laya) Earth Cafe.

After wolfing down our lunch, Maria and I went to roam around the garden. It was as amazing as the gallery. There's a lot of trails that lead to a place that really surprised us, almost like a secret garden. It was so peaceful and beautiful. I told Maria to refrain from talking loud because others might hear us and ruin our peaceful moments there. There were a lot of ponds (with quite a lot of frogs I must say!) The place was incredible.

Then we went to the house where the owner lives. It's like an open house, everybody can take a peek into it. But we hesitated to really venture inside because we could sense  people are abuzz that time, there was the owner  Dr. Cuanang with his foreign guests, so we decided not to get in.

Maria and I just can't stop taking pictures where ever we go. It's a shame we didn't have a picture of the two of us. It was a great and amazing experience  to be there especially with my daughter. I will always cherish that special day with my daughter. Too bad my other daughter Celina can't go with us that day.

I really recommend this place to all art lovers, but please do not bring small, noisy  and unruly children that don't know anything about art, unless you can control them from doing something stupid like touching the exhibits. The place is not a playground.

The Mexican inspired chapel inside Silangan Gardens.

Pinto Art Museum
Silangan Gardens,
 #1 Sierra Madre Street,
Grandheights Subdivision,
Antipolo City, 1870 Rizal,
The Philippines.

Tel. # (0063) 632-697-1015

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Pinto Art Museum on Facebook.

My Vacation 2011: #2 Cebu City.

My Vacation 2011: #1 Cavite.