Archive for June, 2010



Toy Story 3
Yesterday, I watch a movie (finally) with my nephews and decided to spend our time with Toy Story 3. At first I was hesitant to watch it but since my nephews want the movie–so I just went with the flow. Of course I liked Toy Story 1 and 2, but sometimes for a sequel of a blockbuster movie, you just wish that  it is better that they did not do a follow up. However,  Toy Story 3 is a great movie. I love it! It was  way better than Iron Man 2 (I never did like Iron Man even it was a blockbuster) and Shrek 4 (although I love Shrek, Donkey, Fiona, Puss and the rest).

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I liked the part wherein Buzz Lightyear went into Spanish Mode (I thought it was Spanish, right? 😀 ), with his dance moves and the hots for Jessie. And Ken changing clothes, it is so funny–the music did it. Of course there is an evil character “Lotso” –Lots’ O’ Huggin Bear. I was sad about what happened to them and the Baby Doll ( I remembered my baby doll before 🙂 ).

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And what about Woody? He left the chance to be with Andy 😦 to be with his pals in the end. And Andy, Andy, Andy… he is so grown up (and going to college already) but his heart is with Woody but in the end he donated his toys to a girl in the neighborhood and played with them for the last time.

Andy is so grown up
It was a nice movie for me. Will there be a “4” but without Andy? The little girl, Bonnie, is so bubbly that she can be a nice character to a sequel if there will be. But if there will be no great story line, then better they just leave us (those Pixar people) with Toy Story 3.

Ebooks over Paperbacks


I’ve been reading ebooks for almost two months now. Since my work consists of reading and writing everyday, when I go home–I’m still reading :). Imagine that! I don’t have a social life anymore since I got hooked again on reading historicals and regency types of romances. It is quite helpful because it is somewhat related to my work. And stories about history of other countries are very entertaining and informative  (well not that ‘straight’ history as taught on schools). It transports me to another part of the world and to another time when warring clans dominate and fight for supremacy, honor and justice are waived as their battlecry. And comparing  their ways and rules before to present time–I don’t know if I’ll wish to live on that era. Their rules are so strict–of course it is understandable, laws before are different from laws of today. I can’t imagine women not being able to vote or to own properties and their lives being controlled by their husbands and any testosterone members of their family. We are still fortunate that we have laws that protect our rights today.

However, the ways of before are so simple and not so difficult as compared at this moment (except maybe during war time 😉 ); when things are not so complicated and chivalry is at its best, lol. Back to my ebooks collection, I’ve got a lot of people to thank for sharing their ebooks to me. You know who you are–thank you! There are still a lot of titles that I have not read…I’ve bought two paperbacks last month, but I got a lot more ebooks now. Paperbacks are bulky and heavy. With a lot of ebook readers now, reading is like breathing 🙂 …Sometimes, I get tired that I can only read a few chapters at night. I read to sleep too. And sometimes I stop reading a book if I don’t like what is happening on the characters 😀 …I’m still for a happily ever after endings 🙂 …

Life is just a book, full of chapters, beginnings and endings…So let’s just read and enjoy what life has to bring…

I Love Bingeul Bingeul (Ukiss)


I’m experiencing LSS right now with Ukiss’ Binguel Binguel (Round and Round).  I just love their moves and the song is very catchy. They are the next KPOP group to watch out for and I’m loving Kevin. What’s good with this group is that some of them can understand and speak English for some of them are born in the US and some studied languages. Huh! And they have visited the Philippines twice already and did  a concert last week at Araneta. Talk about KPOP invasion! Alex singing Bebot (of Apl d Ap-Black Eyed peas) was so nice and I’d say two thumbs up for his effort on trying to be closer to the Filipinos by singing a Filipino song. Hope that they will have more hits. Aja!

Here’s the lyrics for the Binguel Binguel Lovers:

Are you ready!!
u u u u-kiss and
great sound great sound

binggeul baenggeul binggeul baenggeul
binggeul baenggeul binggeul baenggeul
binggeul baenggeul binggeul baenggeul
binggeul baenggeul binggeul baenggeul(yeah Ha!!)

hwatgime baeteun mari yoreon kkori dwaesseo
ije wa huhoehaedo michin sorin geol
neowa na ireon nari ol jureun mollasseo
I wanna see you girl dorawa jebal

nareul tteonagaseo neoman jal sara
mwot gateun sanghwangiya nan jeongmal jichyeosseo
jeonhwa han tong jocha haji annneun neo
neon mot! dwaet! seo!
nae meorin binggeul binggeul

nal tteonagaji malla haetjanha
jeongmallo niga pillyohadan mallya
I just want you baby here right now, now! now!
saranghago itdan marya

binggeul baenggeul binggeul baenggeul(ni juwireul) binggeul baenggeul binggeul baenggeul
binggeul baenggeul binggeul baenggeul(oneuldo) binggeul baenggeul binggeul baenggeul(yeah Ha!!)

nan ni juwireul maemdora binggeul binggeul
neomani nal manjoksikyeo You make me tingle tingle
neon nae sarmui bingo keojyeobeoryeotdeon nae eager
ttaemune nan neoreul irheo neon mirror soge girl

jjaekkakjjaekkak jjaekkakjjaekkak siganeun heulleogago
o dodaeche al su eobseo neoui maeumeul (*kevin so cute)
saengkkeussaengkkeut saengkkeussaengkkeut misojitdeon neo
eodiro ganni na mot chatgetda girl

nareul tteonagaseo neoman jal sara
mwot gateun sanghwangiya nan jeongmal jichyeosseo
jeonhwa han tong jocha haji annneun neo
neon mot! dwaet! seo!
eojet bam mwo!haet!seo! oo

nal tteonagaji malla haetjanha
jeongmallo niga pillyohadan mallya
I just want you baby here right now, now! now! (***very very cute)
saranghago itdan marya!!

binggeul baenggeul binggeul baenggeul (ni juwireul) binggeul baenggeul binggeul baenggeul
binggeul baenggeul binggeul baenggeul (oneuldo) binggeul baenggeul binggeul baenggeul(yeah Ha!!)

I just want you know
ajikdo saranghajanha(Hey!)
naegen neo ppunirangeo jal algo itjanha(Ho!)
jiul su eopdan geol You are the only one
jebal nareul tteonajima!!

binggeul baenggeul binggeul baenggeul(binggeul binggeul)
binggeul baenggeul binggeul baenggeul
binggeul baenggeul binggeul baenggeul(binggeul binggeul)binggeul baenggeul binggeul baenggeul(yeah Ha!!)
ni juwireul nan oneuldo

Translation
Are you ready
u u u u-kiss and
great sound great sound

Spin spin spin spin. Spin spin spin spin
Spin spin spin spin. Spin spin spin spin

It was all words said out of anger
Even though I regret now, I was crazy, girl
I never thought you and I would have such a day
I wanna see you girl, come back, please

Now that you have left me, only you are living well
What kind of situation is this, I’m really exhausted
Not even a phone call from you
You’re so mean.
My head is spinning spinning

Don’t leave me
I definitely need you
I just want you baby here right now now now
I love you

Spin spin spin spin (Around you) spin spin spin spin
Spin spin spin spin (Today, too) spin spin spin spin

I’m spinning all around you
Only you can make me satisfied. You make me tingle tingle.
You are my life’s bingo. To throw everything away for you, I’m eager.
Because I lost you, you’re the girl in the mirror

Tick tock tick tock tick tock tick tock, time passes by
Oh your heart which I cannot understand at all
Smile smile smile smile, the smiling you
Where did you go I cannot find you girl

Now that you have left me, only you are living well
What kind of situation is this, I’m really exhausted
Not even a phone call from you
You’re so mean.
What did you do last night, oh oh

Don’t leave me
I definitely need you
I just want you baby here right now now now
I love you

Spin spin spin spin (Around you) spin spin spin spin
Spin spin spin spin (Today, too) spin spin spin spin

Until now, I still love you
Only you know me this well
Indispensable girl, you are the only one
Please don’t leave me

Spin spin spin spin (Around you) spin spin spin spin
Spin spin spin spin (Today, too) spin spin spin spin

(lyrics courtesy of alexandra_feaa)

(thanks to the uploader)

Kim Hyun Joong to do a Concert in Manila


Kim Hyun Joong, a South Korean pop superstar and a member of SS501 arrived in Manila, Philippines on June 17, 2010. The singer actor who is popularly known as Jihoo, a character he played in Korea’s version of Hana Yori Dango–Boys Over Flowers is set to perform as a solo artist in a benefit concert for the young mothers with another K-pop group called the Beast. KHJ’s popularity with Hwang Bo on a tv series “We Got Married” got them an award. But it was his character as Jihoo that made him to be so known in the Philippines.

On the side note, it was the Meteor Garden, Taiwan’s version of HYD, that endeared Lei’s character to the Filipinos as well as the other F4 guys along with Sanchai and this is also the show that started the craze for Asian series in the Philippines. Boys Over Flowers was a hit in the Philippines but it never gained the “fever” that the MG brought. Meteor Garden was so popular in the Philippines that the F4 guys went here to perform a sold-out concert, with the other guys doing product endorsements. Jerry Yan, Vic Zhou, Ken Zhu, Vaness and Barbie Xu (she brought also her sister) visited the Philippines a couple of years ago and the Filipinos just went gaga over them. Although their show was only dubbed in the Filipino language but it never stopped the Filipinos in loving them. Too bad Boys Over Flowers never make it that big here. But maybe if the casts of BOF went here during the airing in the Philippines and did a concert, maybe the venue will also be filled by the people. We love Jun Pyo, Jihoo, and the rest of the guys.

This June 19, we hope that Kim Hyun Joong will entertain the Filipinos through his performance. I saw his interview on the airport on a local news show, and boy I’m just frustrated that there was a translator! Urgh! Can he not converse in English? Probably he can understand English, but maybe next time when Koreans come here in the Philippines they should try to speak in English for KHJ’s translator on the airport was not that good or maybe she was just tense. If you try to listen to her translation, your nose will bleed (sorry). Maybe next time they should get those translators who can perform their job with expertise whether it is an ambush interview 😉 . When Ukiss came here, some of them can speak English and that’s just great.

SuperJunior’s concert was a success although not all the seats were occupied but the turn out is good. We don’t know if KHJ’s concert along with (sorry to say this) a not so popular Kpop group will meet with the same success with Suju’s. Ukiss did have a concert also in the Philippines. Wow! A Kpop invasion! Wohoo!

Maybe next time 2ne1, DBSK, Girls Generation  and other Asian artists will also be here to entertain the Filipinos.

Jovit Baldivinio, First Pilipinas Got Talent Winner


Congratulations to the small boy with a great voice for bagging the first Pilipinas Got Talent (PGT) winner. Jovit Baldivino, a 16-year-old guy, who used to sell Siomai to help his family won on June 13, 2010. As any Got Talent show, different acts were performed for the finals. There were contestants who sang, dance, performed magic tricks and some entertaining stuff. But it was Jovit who nailed it with almost 50% of the text votes from the people  hailing him as the winner. Jovit was noticed by the Filipinos when he sang Journey’s Faithfully, his voice sound like Arnel’s. He was likened to the new frontman of the band Arnel Pineda, who is also a Filipino and with rags to riches story.

He did some nice cover of Europe’s Carrie and Queen’s Too Much Love Will Kill you for his performance on the semifinals and the finals respectively. As an old school lover, I’d say his renditions are okay. Although nothing beats the original, but dude this little boy got some lungs! Nice voice I mean :).

Alakim’s magic tricks performance and The Velasco Brothers dance moves were also fantastic, but too bad the votes were not for them.

Jovit will need some overhauling if he wants to make it big in showbusiness. It is not just pure talent that will deliver success, but everything has to fall in its right place.

Goodluck Boy and hope you will make it!

thanks to the uploaders:

(audition of Jovit: Journey’s Faithfully)

(semifinals performance: Europe’s Carrie)

(Finals: Queen’s Too Much Love Will Kill You)