9.27.2005

Rant and Rave




Last Sunday, i joined my sister at the ICanServe fundraiser in Shangri-la Hotel. It was a whole day affair and it must have been quite a good diversion for the wan-su girls (Bibet's loving term for One-suso/one-breasted. Many of the breast ca survivors have had mastectomy).

It was a celebration of life, love, thanksgiving, and remembering that, cancer or not, we have to learn to value our time and our lives. I was able to get a free consultation with a doctor, and asked her to show me how to do a self-breast exam.

Celebs and regular women shared their stories, their triumphs, fears, and above all, hope.

One of the convention highlights was survivors giving testimonies. The hall was full, so I went to view her testimony at the first floor. When I got down there, Maritoni F. was still talking, there was not a dry eye in the room.

Next came my sister's badminton friend, I had just met her and quite naturally, interested in what she had to share.

Anyone who can relate to a life where you make enough money, but little extras would be a luxury, had his or her attention to the 2 screens. Every eye was close to shedding tears, as she painfully related how her kids were scared, and confused when sometime after her chemotherapy, they found some new cells...

Then some woman goes up to the TV monitors and killed the sound. RUDENESS!!!

There must have been 40 people watching and listening. Naturally, I got curious and went to see why someone switched off the audio. Turns out, some pashmeina-wearing-political-has-been-of-a-joke was getting someone to shoot a video footage/interview.

What. The. Fuck.

What message could this biotch possibly give to anybody that could be more interesting than this remarkable person on screen, who is a living, breathing example of what a person should be? A REAL, DECENT, HONEST, STRONG PERSON EMBRACING LIFE! Butting heads with a bad bad thing called cancer. Kicking the ass of despair.

Would some goddamned greedy, opportunistic, famewhore who’s capitalizing on this fundraiser have a message so compelling that it should supersede the speaker in its importance?

That's Loren legarda for you everyone. Your typical effing political lame-duck who does not know when to call it quits. If she had a story, why was she not asked to speak along with the other Celebs? She was just there, showing her face, she stayed for what? 45 minutes? PUH-LEEEEZE!!!

Whew...okay, on a more positive note, you can make a difference too. see calendar below.

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The calendar sells at Php100 apiece. Every cent raised through the selling of this calendar will be for the I Can Serve Foundation. Photos by Nelz Agustin and Norman Gludovatz. Order Here.




9.24.2005

viva brazil!!!


after reading mavic's blog, and following the link to jong's... i say the age of enlightenment has arrived. personally love this treatment. girls go get it. boys, proceed with caution. see helpful how-to's. more helpful stuff.

9.22.2005

JD


AAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

*insert thong toss here*

Jehdyboy is the new INXS frontman. Hottie...

9.20.2005

who's hot?


Yahoo screams: Who's Hotter?
"Buzz is always movin'. While Matt's searches are on the rise, Ben's have bottomed out. "
Gee...I guess people would rather look at Matt's squinty face than look at Ben's pubic-hair-infested face...

9.15.2005

Crimson Room



Sunday posted a link that got me stuck in the room. Try it out*click here*. It's fun and frustrating at the same time. See if you can get out. HEhehehe...still on the safe. All these numbers...grrrrrrr....

9.14.2005

mig and pepe

mig ayesa and pepe smith...related?

9.13.2005

rockstar:inxs

I first realised that I'm an INXS fan when I bought their Greatest hits album about a year or so after Michael Hutchence *click link* passed away.

I realised the songs were all familiar and they always struck something in me. Fast forward to 2005. Rockstar:INXS *click link* on tv.

The fun part about reality TV is to have favorites, and get involved. You'll think about contestants you would vote for, the one you feel would leave the show next, etc. My personal favorite is Marty Casey *click link*. He's talented, and you see him grow in the show.


But something about Marty...while his talent is obvious, and you know he's bound for serious stardom... he just needs to get his earnestness across via his own band, I think. But maybe not INXS.


But in fairness ha? J.D. Fortune *click link* is, in my opinion, most suitable to be the INXS frontman. His personality may rub a lot of people the wrong way, but hello...it's not a beauty contest and he's not trying to be Mr. Congeniality. He's also talented, a great performer, and also very pretty. :) Love his original allegedly Strangest Party-sounding song, Pretty Vegas.


Suzie Mc Niel *click link* is very...well...Canadian-nice. But onstage, she rocks. She gives us a glimpse of possibilities the INXS might be able to explore, should she get the job. A strong performer, she's the only female left of the final 4.


Mig Ayesa *click link* is the 4th finalist/candidate/performer. Okay, this guy is really your classic nice guy, courteous, gets by with some talent and some niceness. But when the occassion calls for it, he does deliver. But the other 3 seriously can outsing and outrock him onstage any day. Maybe this week, he'll get by again and not land in the bottom 3.

And then, there's this conspiracy theory going on. *click here* try to read the comments too. *hyuk hyuk hyuk*

Let's see if there's any truth to this conpiracy theory. Guess we'll find out next week. Would probably watch this week if I wake up 9:30 AM this wednesday... so that means I probably won't, i'll just catch the primetime airing.


Michael Hutchence (photo byHarry Borden taken inParis march 1997)
22 January 1960 – 22 November 1997 *click here*

9.11.2005

me and god

You are a Self-Discoverer

You're not religious, but you've created your own kind of spirituality.
Introspective and thoughtful, you tend to look inward for the divine.
You are distrusting of all forms of organized religion.
You especially dislike religious gurus and leaders, who you feel are charlatans.

9.10.2005

the underwear oracle

What Your Underwear Says About You

You tend to buy new underwear instead of doing laundry.

You're comfortable in your own skin - and don't care to impress anyone.

9.08.2005

fortune cookie

Your Fortune Is

Man who jump off cliff, jump to conclusion.

ho-hum

these days i find it more interesting to read stuff other people post in their blogs than to blog my stuff. ho-hum.

must not complain though. last time i wanted huge changes, i got them. got retrenched, moved countries, broke up with some guy, changed careers, picked up my old bad habit for cancer sticks, hexed 11 people, and sold half of what i owned. all in a matter of 6 months. that was exhausting.

let's see...do i want change that might take me another 26 months to recover from again? er...not entirely sure.

9.02.2005

Wish You Were Here


So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell,
blue skies from pain.
Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?
And did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?
How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have you found?
The same old fears.
Wish you were here.