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Pro-poor is wasting billions

>> Thursday, February 25, 2010

It's a common knowledge that Villar is spending billions to promote himself as pro-poor but this does not only confuses me, it also makes me feel so dumb. In my opinion, this is obviously more of his own personal desire to win the presidency and he's doing it at all costs. To think that it's for the desire to serve the poor is stupid. If his only intention is to serve the poor, then for crying out loud, the billions would have been a great start-up funds, don't you think? What do you think the first thing he'll do once he becomes president? I'm afraid to know.

This post "The servant, the leader and the servant-leader" from House On A Hill makes good points and lots of sense. Read the comments too.

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Reader's Digest: Noynoy Aquino is most trusted

MANILA, Philippines - Liberal Party standard-bearer Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III ranked in the top five of the most trusted Filipinos in an independent survey done by international magazine Reader’s Digest.

In the magazine’s Asian Reader’s Digest Trust Poll published in its March 2010 issue, actress and philanthropist Rosa Rosal was first in the list, followed by singer-actress Lea Salonga.

Number three was

journalist and GMA News vice president Jessica Soho and fourth was philanthropist and Gawad Kalinga founder Tony Meloto.

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Noynoy doubts survey with Villar as most trusted

According to the Pulse Asia pre-election survey conducted from Jan. 22 to 26, Villar received the highest ratings of 70% as the most trusted presidential bet with Nonoy as second at 64%. But with Villar’s recent AFP regulations violation proves otherwise. Villar campaigned inside the AFP compound despite knowledge of AFP regulations which prohibits any political campaign inside the compound. Read more about this issue here.

There’s something fishy with this survey and perhaps, Noynoy smelled it too.

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Gretchen Baretto's beauty fading?

Gretchen Baretto has one of the most beautiful faces in the movie industry but she used to have a natural beauty that I admired so much. But these days, each time I see her on TV or on prints, her looks kept changing and it's not for the better I think. Perhaps, too much enhancement? I wish she kept her natural beauty.

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Why AFP is giving Villar a warning

This is what happened: Villar, Legarda and other NP bets went to the Intelligence Service of the AFP compound to visit Col. Ariel Querubin, another NP senatorial bet and detained at the ISAFP detention facility. They rode in vehicles that had campaign posters, did a “unity walk” and with raised hands up while reporters took photos, obviously not for souvenir but for the purpose of publicity. The Armed Forces has a regulations banning any political activity in all its camps. Did Villar violate these regulations?

Brawner said the unity walk violates standing regulations of the Armed Forces, which bans any political activity in all its camps. He said that while Villar and his party were allowed to visit Querubin, the AFP warned the NP that campaigning is not allowed inside the camp.


“Our officers at ISAFP tried to prevent [the unity walk] because it could have constituted something more than just the permission that was given to them. What happened was - [Villar's group] had their pictures taken and [ISAFP officers] could not prevent them (media) from taking pictures,” said Brawner.
The military spokesman said AFP chief Gen. Victor Ibrado has issued a warning to the Villar camp against repeating the incident. He said military guards at Camp Aguinaldo were also reminded to deny entry to vehicles bearing campaign materials.
“’The CSAFP (chief of staff, AFP) instructed that the group of Sen. Villar be warned against repeating such actions when they visit Col Querubin in the future. Moreover, the military police has been reminded to strictly implement the policy that no vehicles with campaign stickers or posters will be allowed inside the camp,” he said.
Ito ba ay pagpapakita lamang na si Villar ay hindi naiiba sa mga naging pinuno ng ating bansa na ginagamit ang power masunod lang ang gusto kahit paglabag pa ito. This is a bad example and only shows how Villar will lead this country if ever he becomes the president.
Villar said: “Gagawin naming ang lahat para mabigyan siya ng pagkakataon na makapangampanya at masabi yung kanyang plataporma at adhikain sa bayan (We’ll do everything so that Querubin would be allowed to campaign and present to the people his platforms and advocacies)," he said.

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Bong Revilla's scandalous audio

This is the scandalous video that projected the voice that sounded like Bong Revilla. Is this real or fake? Listen and see for yourself.



Here’s the transcription based on the video:

“Kaya itong labanan na ito, siguraduhan, di tayo papatalo dito…

Nakataya dito ang pangalang Bong Revilla, ang pangalan ko, nakataya dito ang 2010 ko…

…araw-araw nakatutok na ko sa Bacoor, at hindi ko hahayaang matalo ang kapatid ko.

Atin ang pulis. (eh yung hepe) Hepe ng Bacoor papalitan na yan…

…ang Comelec, mahirap mang sabihin, supposed to be neutral, pero hindi tayo papadaya diyan.

Malamang tayo pa ang mandaya… [laughter] Matikman naman nilang sila madaya. [curse] nila.

Hindi kayo nagkamali ng taya, at siguradong panalo ito. Malacanang nakasuporta din sa atin.

Kung sino man naghaharass sa inyo, kunin niyo yung pangalan, taga-saan, at kami na ang bahaala dun.“

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Jamby, JC, pro-Noynoy?

>> Tuesday, February 23, 2010

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Good job, Melason!

>> Sunday, February 21, 2010


Good job, Melay. I watched Melay today in Boy Abunday's Bottomline and she doesn't only have a great sense of humor, she'a also very witty and smart. Love her! Watch Melay and learn!




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Was Villar really that poor?

Lito Banayo's opinion posted in Abante made a lot of sense:

Ngayon, suriin natin si Manuel Bamba Villar Jr. Oo nga at pinanganak sa Tondo, sa hindi naman ubod ng maralita, ngunit aminadong payak na pinagmulatan. Isang empleyado sa gobyerno ang ama, at isang nagtitinda ng isda sa palengke ang ina. Gitnang hanay, wika nga. Ilan ba naman sa mga naghihikahos ang may trabaho sa gobyerno ang ama (sa noon ay pinagsamang Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, hindi pa nahihiwalay), at may pwesto sa palengke ang ina?

Ang aking lola ay nag-umpisa rin bilang tindera sa palengke, at ang ina ko ay marunong ding sumalat ng isda’t hipon, ngunit gaya ni Villar, napagtapos naman ng kurso sa kolehiyo. At kaming mga anak ay napagtapos din, na hindi naman ako humipo ng isda. Ginagalang ko ang mga taong sa sipag at tiyaga ay umasenso.

At totoo rin namang si Villar ay nagnegosyo ng gravel and sand, dahil may pagsusuplayan naman, ang mga subdivision na pag-aari ng pamilya ng kanyang asawa. At hindi rin maitatanggi na maabilidad at masipag si Villar, at ang unang pag-asenso ay dahil dito.

Ang tanong ko lamang --- nang siya at kanyang maybahay na si Cynthia ay inihalal bilang congressman, congresswoman, at senador, at si Manny Villar ay naging Speaker pa mandin, at pagkatapos ay Se­nate President, ginamit ba niya ang kapangyarihan, ang impluwensya, upang lalong yumaman? Inabuso ba niya ang kapangyarihang dulot ng posisyon? Nakinabang ba siya, o ang kanyang pamilya, at mga negosyong kanilang pag-aari, sa paggamit ng kapangyarihang iyan?

Bakit hindi niya lantarang sabihin sa kanyang mga kasamahan sa Senado ang ginawa niyang pagpapaliko ng kalsadang C-5, upang daanan ang kanyang mga ari-ariang lupain? Bakit mas mataas ang bayad sa kanyang mga lupa (14,000 pesos kada metro kuwadrado), samantalang ang karatig halimbawa na lupa ng pamilya ni Rep. Ompong Plaza na ngayon ay tumatakbong senador sa tiket ni Erap, ay binayaran lamang ng 4,000 pesos bawat metro kuwadrado? Bakit inaksaya niya ang halos 2 bilyong pisong naibayad na ng pamahalaan kay Bro. Mike Velarde, na ang lupa ang siyang orihinal na tutuhugin ng C-5, dahil pinalihis niya ang kalsadang ito?

At marami pang iba. Lumitaw na ang ginawa sa Iloilo, kung saan binili muna ang 12.5 ektarya sa bayan ng Pavia, malapit sa airport at Iloilo City, na siyang pinagmumulan ng patubig ng mga palayan na ari ng magsasaka. At matapos na gawin ito at mawalan na ng patubig ang mga katabing lupain, at saka binili ang halos 200 ektaryang katabi, upang gawing subdivision. Ang Iloilo ay isa sa pinakamalawak ang tubigan at palayan sa buong bansa. Kaya pala tayo kinakapos sa bigas, dahil nagawa ng subdivision ni Villar!
At hindi lang iyan. Pinondohan ang pagpapagawa ng kalsadang patungo sa kanyang subdivision (pangalan ay Savannah) ng pera ng bayan! Hindi ba malinaw na paggamit ng kapangyarihan para yumaman? Hindi ba malinaw na pang-aabuso? Hindi ba malinaw na inisahan at ginipit ang mga magsasaka, para sa sariling interes?

Mapagkakatiwalaan ba natin si Manny Villar, gaya ng sabi sa atin sa pagkamahal-mahal na advertisement na tinatampukan ng Hari ng Komedya na si Dolphy? Mag-isip-isip naman sana ang bayan.

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Is Villar copying Obama's flush with cash

Villar is not only copying Estrada's trademark color and slogan, he is also copying Obama's flush with cash using that as an advantage by spending billions in all forms of advertising. Villar can win in that manner just like how Obama won. Can we conclude then that anyone who is as rich as Villar can become president in the Philippines too?

Read Credible message, not volume or value, makes good ‘pol ads’.

HE has racked up nearly a billion pesos worth of TV ad spots, by network rate cards, in the last three months alone, but indications are that Nacionalista Party standard bearer Senator Manuel ‘Manny’ Villar Jr. can comfort himself that so far every centavo of that has been money well spent.

Indeed, campaign strategists and public-relations experts point to Villar’s ads as the major reason why he has been able to catch up with the frontrunner in the presidential race, Senator Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III, who has now challenged him to a one-on-one public debate.

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Alleged Tiger Woods' mistress speaks

>> Friday, February 19, 2010

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Tiger Woods is sorry and have apologized publicly

Tiger Woods is sorry and have expressed his apology in public. I accept. Who are we to judge? Only God can.

"Elin and I have started the process of discussing the damage caused by my behavior. As Elin pointed out to me, my real apology to her will not come in the form of words; it will come from my behavior over time. We have a lot to discuss; however, what we say to each other will remain between the two of us," Woods said.

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Mom accepts unconditionally.

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Mommy Dionesia's mansion

>> Thursday, February 18, 2010

A mansion from a loving son to a loving mom, let’s take a look.

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Nuns on Oprah - updated with HD videos

We've been waiting for the videos  about the guesting of the Dominican nuns on Oprah and now its here:







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Paid celebrity endorsers will be taxed by the BIR

>> Wednesday, February 17, 2010

MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) will go after celebrities endorsing or campaigning for candidates in the May 10 elections to make sure that they pay the proper taxes for such services.

“They get income for that so they should pay the tax,” BIR Deputy Commissioner for Legal and Inspection Group Gregorio Cabantac said.

He said campaigning or endorsing candidates is no different from other activities of celebrities, including product endorsements, hosting jobs and party appearances, which are all subject to income tax.

While admitting that some celebrities offer their services to candidates for free, Cabantac said this is not usually the case.

Asked how the BIR would be able to monitor such paid endorsements, Cabantac said the revenue agency would be fielding special teams during the election season. He also said that politicians should ask celebrities for receipts when paying them for endorsements.
Source:Philstar

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Paid celebrity endorsers will be taxed by the BIR

MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) will go after celebrities endorsing or campaigning for candidates in the May 10 elections to make sure that they pay the proper taxes for such services.

“They get income for that so they should pay the tax,” BIR Deputy Commissioner for Legal and Inspection Group Gregorio Cabantac said.

He said campaigning or endorsing candidates is no different from other activities of celebrities, including product endorsements, hosting jobs and party appearances, which are all subject to income tax.

While admitting that some celebrities offer their services to candidates for free, Cabantac said this is not usually the case.

Asked how the BIR would be able to monitor such paid endorsements, Cabantac said the revenue agency would be fielding special teams during the election season. He also said that politicians should ask celebrities for receipts when paying them for endorsements.
Source:Philstar

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GMA to cheat for Villar?

MANILA, Philippines - Going by her record, outgoing President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is expected to cheat in the May 10 elections, a poll watchdog warned, as it urged the public to exercise greater vigilance in ensuring clean and honest elections.

Convenors of Kontra Daya 2010, composed of the clergy, teachers, information technology (IT) professionals, students and activists, said “signs” point to massive cheating or failure of elections.

It also slammed the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for failing to temper public fears and suspicion about poll fraud.

“We have seen it in 2004 and in 2007. The Arroyo government has every motive to rig the elections so it can stay in power. The single biggest fear now is the possibility of a failure of elections which will surely benefit the administration," former Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) President retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz said.

Cruz is one of the convenors of Kontra Daya.

As a group, Kontra Daya stopped short of identifying who among the presidential candidates would benefit from the alleged electoral fraud, but some members broadly hinted it may be Senator Manuel Villar Jr.

Sr. Mary John Mananzan, head of the militant Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines, said Mrs. Arroyo cannot possibly cheat for administration bet former Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro Jr. since he is among the cellar dwellers in the presidential surveys.

Mananzan added that Arroyo would not also cheat for Liberal Party standard-bearer Senator Benigno Aquino Jr., who has vowed to pursue graft charges against the outgoing president. “So, using the process of elimination, who do you think would benefit?” Mananzan asked

The latest presidential survey showed a tight race between Aquino and Villar. Villar has recently caught up with Aquino’s meteoric rise in the public mind following his beloved mother's death from cancer in August 2009. (Read: Aquino, Villar tied in Pulse Asia survey)

Cruz said there is “reasonable" basis to presume that Arroyo’s real candidate is either Villar or even former President Estrada. “Villar owes her a lot. Estrada also owes her a lot,” the prelate observed. “She will support the one who will be lenient to her.”

The Liberal Party (LP) has ridden on rumors about a “secret partnership” between Arroyo and Villar for the May 10 polls. It has openly accused Villar of entering into an alliance with Arroyo to promote vested interests.
Source: ABS-CBN News


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No money, no win?

>> Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Data from media monitoring agency AGB Nielsen Media Research reveals that from November 1, 2009 to January 31, 2010, or just three months before the campaign period officially kicked off on February 9, the total advertising values for TV, radio, and print of just six of the 10 presidential candidates have already amounted to more than P2 billion. All I could say was "wow" that's a looooot of money for just three months. Take a closer look at this two tables and check here to read the full article.

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Juday was deeply hurt

>> Monday, February 15, 2010

Juday finally gave her comment and reaction regarding Jamby's statement of regret for hiring a celebrity like Juday for her senatorial campaign.

PEP reports:

Judy Ann Santos initially did not want to comment on the recent statement made by Sen. Maria Ana Consuelo "Jamby" Madrigal about hiring actors for election campaigns.

The sole lady presidential aspirant in the May 2010 elections was caught saying at a forum held recently that: "The use of actors—you had to pay P30 million to endorse you—is an insult to the Filipino intelligence."

Sen. Madrigal also expressed her regret in getting a celebrity endorser—referring to Judy Ann—during her senatorial campaign in 2004. The senator said, "I have seen the folly of my ways... I will not repeat it because I do not believe you repeat a mistake. But I also don't believe you should perpetuate lies that are perpetuated by a big budget."

Judy Ann was hesitant to react to these statements made by Sen. Madrigal because she did not hear it personally. However, to make things clear, the 31-year-old actress related her feelings about the issue during the media conference of her Lactacyd endorsement yesterday, February 15, at Annabel's restaurant on Tomas Morato, Quezon City.

"I was hurt. I was deeply hurt," she admitted. "Honestly, in my opinion, sa sinabi niyang mga words na she regrets getting my services... Of course, hindi naman po ako manhid para hindi masaktan dahil buong  paniniwala ko she got my services because she actually believed in me and it was a sincere offer."

Judy Ann added, "And I think on my behalf, ang masasabi ko lang po talaga ngayon, 'Okay, 'yon ang opinyon niya, e.' Hindi ko po haharangin or hindi po ako makikipag-away, or hindi ko sasagutin ito nang parang wala akong utang ng loob. Edukada po akong tao."

Judy Ann also recalled the campaign rallies she attended for the Senator. "For whatever it's worth, siguro naman po, sa bawat probinsiyang pinuntahan namin, may lima o tatlong tao akong nakumbinsing iboto siya. Kung nakatulong man ako o hindi sa kampanya niya, hindi ko naman po aangkinin lahat. Siguro nga, baka hindi."

The actress also related that it was her talent manager Alfie Lorenzo who talked to Sen. Madrigal's camp about the endorsement. "Before she campaigned for the senatorial run, I already did an infomercial with her. From there, I thought that it's okay and magkaibigan naman kami and magkapartido naman sila ni Tatay Ron [the late Fernando Poe Jr.]."

LESSON LEARNED. Despite Sen. Madrigal's comment about geting celebrities as endorsers, Judy Ann said she does not regret campaigning for the former senatorial candidate.

"Kapag ginawa ko, ginawa ko," she explained. "Hindi po ako marunong magsalita na nagre-regret ako kasi parang sinira ko na rin naman ang pangalan ko at sinira ko na rin ang mga proyektong ginagawa ko. Parang bilang endorser, hindi ko na pinaniniwalaan 'yong sarili ko kapag ako mismo sinabi ko na, 'I regret doing this or doing that.' I did it because I believed in her. It's just that, hindi pala siya naniniwala sa akin."

The actress also realized that this issue taught her a lesson about endorsing politicians. "Siguro nga tama na bago ka mag-endorso ng isang pulitiko, kilala mo siya, mula ulo hanggang paa, bilang tao na magseserbisyo sa Pilipinas. At alam mo na siya o kilala mo na siya bago pa siya mangampanya."

So, when the actress was asked if she's would be endorsing a political candidate this coming May 2010 elections, she replied, "Kung mayroon man po akong ikakampanya, I'll do it in my own silent way. I opt to be silent kung sinuman ang ieendorso ko. Kasi baka sa susunod na may mangyari, i-regret ulit kunin ang services ko, mas doble sakit naman 'yon, di ba?"

She also stressed, "Ngayon lang, mas natuto ako na mas panindigan kung ano ang prinsipyo ko."

ON FAIR ELECTIONS ACT. During the interview, Judy Ann was also asked about her opinion on the Fair Elections Act, which states that celebrities and TV personalities who are in any way involved with a candidate or political party "shall be deemed resigned, if so required by their employer, or shall take a leave of absence from his/her work as such during the campaign period."

The young superstar defended her fellow celebrity endorsers by saying, "Wala naman sigurong pagkakaiba 'yong mag-endorso ang isang artista base sa kung sino ang pinaniniwalaan niya, di ba? Ang pag-eendorso ng isang kandidato ay hindi naman puro pera-pera lang. Ang ano rin niyan, e, kung sino talaga ang pinaniniwalaan mo.

"Maaaring isipin nila na humahanap ng power o kung anuman. Pero sana kung ang mga [ordinaryong] tao ay binibigyan nila ng freedom of expression, to campaign for a certain person, sana hindi naman isantabi ang ekspresyon ng mga artista. Bilang artista, tao rin naman kami. May karapatan din naman kami kung sino at kung bakit namin iniendorso ang pulitikong iyon."

ON TALENT FEE. Meanwhile, the actress told the media to just ask her talent manager about the supposed talent fee that she got for  endorsing Sen. Madrigal.

Judy Ann said it's not proper for her to talk about it because, "Ang usapan ay pera, hindi naman dapat ako ang tinatanong diyan dahil talent lang ako. Wala akong karapatang sumagot diyan dahil ako, bilang artista, ginagawa ko ang dapat kong gawin. Kung tungkol sa pera 'yan, siguro ang dapat nilang tanungin si Tito Alfie. Hindi ko sasagutin 'yan."

She also pointed out, "Hindi naman ang lahat ng ito ay pera-pera lang, di ba? Hindi naman porke't artista ka, may katapat na pera 'yan. Hindi po. Hindi po lahat ng artista ay mukhang pera. Sana huwag naman nilang ilahat dahil parang sinabi naman nila na wala kaming pinag-aralan at kung hindi dahil sa pera, hindi kami gagalaw."

After this, the actress said she would not talk about the issue anymore.  "Ayaw ko na pong magsalita kasi kapag nagsalita pa ako lalaki lang, mapapag-usapan pa. Sumagot lang ako dahil gusto ko lang malaman ng tao kung ano ang naramdaman ko."

Photo source: PCIJ

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We Are The World - official videos HD

>> Sunday, February 14, 2010

We Are the World - for Haiti



We Are the World - for Africa

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Melai wins the PBB Double Up

>> Saturday, February 13, 2010


Melai won because of her positive attitude, great sense of humor, and real beauty from within. Congratulations, Melai!

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That woman Palin

>> Monday, February 8, 2010

That woman Palin never ceases to amaze me! I read here about her using handnotes. But why is this such a big deal? I've seen a lot of speakers with pages of notes and even uses a teleprompter in giving their speech but Sarah could wing hers with just a few words scribbled in the palm of her hand. What she did was actually smart and admirable. She is truly inspiring a lot of people and if I may borrow one reader's comment:

God bless Sarah. She has handled the constant bashing from the media and the left very well. I can almost hear the sounds of libs thinking: “Why can’t our side have a Sarah Palin?”
and another...

As to those notes on her hand, so what? It’s not like she was reading a prepared script. It shows that she was prepared. There is nothing worse than having to listen to a speaker who comes unprepared. It shows a lack of respect for the audience. And we all have our ways of making sure we don’t forget a name we can never seem to remember.
Exactly.

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Dockers' Pajama Jeans more for comfort than style

This is the kind of pants, particularly for jeans, that I am looking for. I want comfort more than style and it's finally here.


New York,: New Yorkers are stretching in delight with a new clothing hybrid that looks like jeans but feels like pajamas.
Appropriately named, Pajama Jeans are the result of cotton and spandex mixed with a gray jersey lining and come in five sizes, available for $39.95.

"I think it's a great idea - I don't know why I didn't think of it," the New York Daily News quoted Sherrie Graddic, 45, who lives near the Flatiron District and works in marketing, as saying.
Student Steffi Regoutz, 22, from Vienna, Austria, also said: "Yes, I would wear them in the airplane when you're flying for like 10 hours. They may be okay in the office, but only if you could hide them under the table."
Sandra Markus, a professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in the design department, added: "These days, pajamas are just casual wear, with the whole yoga influence. And jeans ... they are ubiquitous. They are totally accepted, so why not as pajamas? [DNA]

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Keith Urban on wife Nicole Kidman's love

I got my copy of the special country music issue of People's Magazine because of an article about the marriage of my favorite actress Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban. I love reading about their marriage because of it’s “so far so good” status and I hope and pray that their marriage will remain strong and intact, and will be able to survive all marriage related crisis that may come their way.

Nicole Kidman may play many roles – actress, mother, wife – but for husband Keith Urban there's another that's equally important: muse.

"It's been a profound impact [on my songwriting] to meet somebody who offered me a life and helped me become the person I wanted to be," Urban, 42, tells PEOPLE Country for its March issue.

As Urban tells it, sometimes Kidman's influence is literal. Take "My Heart Is Open," a track from his 2009 Defying Gravity album. "My wife and I had been out a couple of times and I wondered how she felt about me," he says, describing the song's inspiration. "It came out as, 'How is your heart?' She said, 'It's open.' "

Says Urban, "My God, what a beautiful answer."

Kidman, also 42, has also helped her husband through dark times, including a stint in Betty Ford Center for his alcohol addiction, and the Aussie singer says that, and the birth of his daughter Sunday Rose in 2008, has opened him up.

"I felt the power of love in all its phases," he says. "There was an expansion of color and joy."

As for daughter Sunday, there's the possibility that she could be just as much of a muse for Urban as her mother. "The next few months will be all about writing," he says. "I don't know how she's going to be a part of that yet." But, he adds, she's already given him "a new joy, a new sense of purpose."

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Nursing student's post lead to a lawsuit

A nursing student assigned to follow a patient through the birthing process got a little out of hand when she chronicled the experience on her MySpace page, school officials said.

The student’s MySpace posting about the assignment called babies “demons … from hell” and referred to the patient’s newborn as “the new Creep.”

When officials at the University of Louisville’s School of Nursing got wind of the student’s posting, they dismissed her from the nursing program for allegedly violating the school’s honor code and a confidentiality agreement associated with the course.

The student responded with a lawsuit claiming violation of her free speech rights.

And she won. Read full article why she won and dont' miss the readers' reactions.

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Todai Buffet for lunch

>> Sunday, February 7, 2010

We love Japanese food and we used to go to this place a lot but after a while, we felt we needed a little break away from it so we stopped coming here for almost two years. And now we've decided to be back to see if there are any changes in the menu. Well, everything is the same except for the price that have gotten up a little bit. But what can you have here for lunch at $15.95 and dinner/weekend at $26.95? A lot! But I won't be able to show much in this post because cameras were not allowed in the buffet area. They only can allow you to take pictures of what you have on your table which is not a lot because we only picked and choose what we’d like for our lunch. What we had on our table is about 1/3 only of what they serve here. The place inside is very large and they have 6 buffet sections for sushi, salad, main dish, soup, and dessert. See photos on next page.





















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BIR to tax CNN hero Peñaflorida

>> Saturday, February 6, 2010

BIR plans to tax CNN hero Peñaflorida and it’s not a joke. ABS-CBN reports:

Peñaflorida, a social worker whose "kariton classroom" captured the world's imagination, earlier revealed that he would be paying as much as 30% of his $100,000 cash award from CNN to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).
He said 60% of the prize money would go to his company, Dynamic Teen Company, while the remaining 10% would go to his church.
Peñaflorida earlier said he planned to use 90% of the money to expand his school-on-wheels project and build a permanent structure, where he can teach street kids some basic skills.
The BIR's plan to tax Peñaflorida recently caught the ire of senatorial candidate Alexander "Pinoy" Lacson who described it as a "bad joke."

This is an example of how our government treats our poor in my opinion. Wala na ngang naibibigay, gusto pa yatang makihati. Kahit na hindi ito matuloy, the fact that they had such intentions is very disappointing. I hope and pray to God that this plan will not materialize.

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Noynoy Aquino's latest ad with Baby James

Baby James, the youngest supporter of Noynoy is in the latest ad below. He is soooo cute! Love him! Baby James is the son of Noynoy's youngest sister, Kris Aquino with basketball star, James Yap.





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Noynoy Aquino's latest ad

>> Friday, February 5, 2010



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Unbelievable chinese acrobat video

An amazing performance on the Russian Bar, recorded for Chinese television at the Circus Festival of Monte Carlo. Watch the ending, it's unbelievable!

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The truth about C-5 Extension issue continue to hound Villar

>> Thursday, February 4, 2010

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10 Easy Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp

Newsmax reports:
Saving your memory as you age doesn't just involve your brain; healthy choices in all areas of your life will keep your brain — and your body — in tip-top form. Follow these 10 easy tips to keep your brain sharp now and later.

1. Exercise your body. Two newly released studies found that regular aerobic exercise, including brisk walking, swimming, and yoga in mid-life not only forestalls memory problems that often come with aging, but can actually improve the brain function of adults with mild cognitive impairment. Six months of 45 to 60 minutes of exercise four days a week did the trick.

2. Exercise your mind. An active brain continues to produce new connections between nerve cells. Play Scrabble, learn a foreign language, do crossword puzzles, read, or learn a new hobby — all will stretch your brain power.

3. Follow a healthy diet. A meal plan low in saturated fats and rich in colorful fruits and veggies will not only keep your brain sharp and your body slim, but will also help protect you from heart disease and cancer.

4. Don't smoke. Smokers have twice the risk of developing Alzheimer's, says the Mayo Clinic. Even if you've smoked for years, stopping now can reduce your risk of memory problems.

5. Drink in moderation. Researchers at Wellesley College in Massachusetts found that low to moderate amounts of alcohol can help protect against cardiovascular disease, but heavy drinking — more than 14 drinks each week — shrinks brains.

6. Manage your stress. Chill out. When you are stressed, your brain releases damaging hormones. The Mayo Clinic advises looking for solutions such as simplifying your life and getting exercise.

7. Get enough sleep. Good, restful sleep allows your brain to process information, allowing you to think more creatively and have a better long-term memory. The National Sleep Foundation says adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night.

8. Include antioxidants in your diet. According to the AARP, a series of studies showed that a diet rich in antioxidants (which include vitamins C and E and beta carotene) prevented or slowed age-related declines in learning. Also, a study from Tufts University found that blueberries improved short-term memory in animals.

9. Fortify your diet with omega-3 fatty acids. Studies show that omega-3s help maintain brain function throughout life and may protect brains from the ravages of aging. Find these brain-boosting fats in fatty fish such as tuna, sardines, mackerel, and herring.

10. Socialize. Being with other people and talking with them can improve your memory and sharpen your thinking skills. Oscar Ybarra, a psychologist at the University of Michigan found that spending only 10 minutes talking to another person improved memory and was as effective as other mental exercises, such as crossword puzzles.

Source: Sylvia Booth Hubbard/Newsmax

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Lawyer's tip: Don't talk to police - why?

The Miranda warning says everything you say can be used against you. But did you know it cannot be used for you? This video of a law school professor and former criminal defense attorney tells you why you should never agree to be interviewed by the police.

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A vote for Villar is a vote for Gloria Macapagal

>> Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Most of the reader's comments I see all over the internet involving the coming election were against Villar so where then did his rise in surveys come from? One reader's comment caught my attention:

Come to think of it, di kaya si Gloria, Ebdane (DPWH secretary during the C-5 Scam) and Villar made money out of Villar C-5 scam? Ebdane is rumored to be the owner of Potipot island in Zambales for P100M price. Where did he got the money? from Villar C-5 kaya?

Villar is the secret presidential candidate of Gloria Macapagal. She is smart to know kaya di nya itinaas ang kamay ni Gibo during Lakas proclamation cuz Villar is her man for President.

Vote for Villar is a vote for Gloria Macapagal!
I have the same suspicion because I've never heard Villar oppose Arroyo.

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Downtown Los Angeles, CA photos

>> Tuesday, February 2, 2010

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A Toyota lover

I can say we are a Toyota family because all our cars were made by Toyota. Our very first car in the Philippines was a Toyota (I’ve forgotten the model). Our first car when we moved to California was a Toyota Corolla Sedan. Then the following throughout the years and we have not had any serious car problems in any of them (thanks to God!):
Toyota Celica
Toyota Camry LE
Toyota 4Runner
Toyota Camry XLE
Toyota Corolla Liftback
Toyota Siena
Scion SUB
Obviously, we fully trusted the makers of Toyota until this. But we have faith that they will fix the problem and will do it’s best to avoid having them again.
And what are they doing to fix the problem? Watch video.

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Some difference between Obama and Bush

Can you tell the difference from these pictures? Well, Obama used a teleprompter when he faced the 6th graders. More pictures here.

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Brad and Angelina seen lovey dovey at the DGA Awards

>> Monday, February 1, 2010

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Beyonce won 6 Grammy awards

Beyonce made it to Grammy’s history after winning 6 awards this year.
Song of the Year "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)"
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance "Halo"
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance "At Last"
Best R&B Song "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)"
Best Contemporary R&B Album I AM...SASHA FIERCE
Congratulations!

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Adorable 5 years old's 911 call - must see

Watch video till the end and you will surely fall in love with the girl. She is every parent's dream, don't you think?

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