Who’s sick?

Join the gang.

Due to change of weather, everybody is not feeling well. My entire family is not well.

Coughyyyy, feverish day.

Finally Oasis is over. That place is traumatic. It makes me more unwell and makes me feel like a psycho.

Finally its over.

Hell is over.

What’s next??? What is there?

Times like these…..no one is allowed to be sick.
I have to be upfront and kicking.
I wish I’ll be well soon.
A chat with Red this afternoon made me glitter…..
he misses me…i know that.
I do too.

I am planning to take a leave.

Hopefully hopefully.

Have a glimpse of what was happening as early as 7:30 am this morning.

the oasis dome

the oasis grand dome

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hanging out 🙂

Unfortunately, I didn’t make it to the opening at 4:00….but that was cool. I hate crowd and everybody knows that.

Catch you guy again soon.

It’s Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill time.

Lots of love here.

B

——finally, i’ll be back in office tomorrow

10:15 p.m……..a short blog

It is raining outside. I was waiting for the hail to drop once again

Escaped from the chaotic place of Oasis Center….

Escaped from the irrittating voice as it Eccooooos skin deep.

I am tired. Not the usual.

I am planning to quit my job. The earlier the better….the earlier, the sooner I can regain my sanity back.

I miss office. It has been 2 weeks…2 long weeks.

Just tired. So tired.

I miss the gals….

I miss the yo’ break.

Finally Oasis comes to its end

Finally it’s over.

I want to see a movie. A scenery bout’ my life that was before….my life then.

I miss my life.

I meant my real life.

I need a break….though short….but not surreal.

Got to go….

B

Why Adam Lambert Rocks……

Last season, David Cook became the first rocker to win American Idol, succeeding where Constantine Maroulis, Bo Bice, and even Chris Daughtry had failed. Idol-worshipping rock fans, myself included, rejoiced at the time. But then David’s disappointingly Nickelbackian debut album came out, which made me reluctantly realize that David Cook was really only a “rocker” WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF AMERICAN IDOL. Sure, compared to the nervous-giggly David Archuleta or the bubbly-blonde Brooke White, David Cook (and Carly Smithson and Michael Johns, for that matter) practically sounded like Motorhead or Slayer. But in the real world, he didn’t really ROCK

But you know who does rock? Um, Adam Lambert, that’s who. (Who’d you think I was going to say, Scott McIntyre?) Adam is the best, most awesomely rockin’ thing to happen to Idol since Sanjaya Malakar got voted off, and I’ll tell you why.

Here’s the deal: Real rock ‘n’ roll is supposed to have some element of danger to it. It’s supposed to make people feel a little bit uncomfortable, make concerned PMRC parents fear that their susceptible kids are heading straight to Hades for listening to such decadent, demonic rubbish.

Just think about all of the rock stars over the past decades who’ve generated shock, awe, disgust, and debate…

realityrocks-404338659-1236753569_thumbElvis “The Pelvis” Presley (to whom Adam Lambert bears a startling resemblance) wasn’t even allowed to be filmed below the belt on The Ed Sullivan Show. The Beatles were ridiculed for having “long” hair that (gasp!) hung past their ears. Newspapers once ran headlines warning mothers not to let their innocent maiden daughters date a debauched Rolling Stone. Led Zeppelin were accused of inserting backwards-masked Satanic messages in their songs. The Sex Pistols’ “God Save The Queen” wasn’t even officialy listed on the U.K. singles chart, despite going to number one, because of its offensive anti-royalty lyrics. Everyone from Bowie to Bolan to Boy George once outraged onlookers with their gender-bending androgyny. And numerous dark and doomy rockers, from Ozzy Osbourne to Judas Priest to Marilyn Manson to My Chemical Romance, have been blamed for the bad behavior of their more troubled fans.

Now, I’m not saying that Adam necessarily belongs in same league as any of those legendary artists. Not yet, anyway. But I will say that–judging from his extremely polarizing “Ring Of Fire” performance last week–Adam Lambert is a real rocker. Because he shocks people. He gets people’s attention, and sometimes gets people downright angry. He makes those who are faint of heart and feeble of mind squirm in their support hose–and that’s a good thing. Because that is what real, relevant, radical rock stars, from Mick to Marilyn, do so well.

The bottom line is: Yes, Adam’s “Ring Of Fire” was possibly the most controversial performance in Idol history. But on a related note, it was also the BEST performance in Idol history.

Best. Performance. Ever. Because it rocked. I tend to believe that only someone dead from the waist down or neck up would think otherwise.

And it’s not just Adam’s guyliner, or his leather trousers, or his sultry sneer (which is more Billy Idol than American Idol), or his fringy haircut, or his black nail lacquer that make him a rock star. Yes, those things do help, as image counts a lot in rock ‘n’ roll. But let’s face it, a shopping spree at the local Hot Topic franchise or a few stylist-supplied studded wristbands do not a rocker make. What makes Adam the real deal–the Idol contestant it’s acceptable for “cool” people to like, so to speak–is that he means it, man.

Adam rocks because he stays true to himself, like a real rock ‘n’ roll rebel. If that means freaking out Randy Travis with his goth manicure; or refusing to “go country” on Opry Night (despite that fact that I really do believe maverick Johnny Cash would have appreciated Adam’s slinky, Jeff Buckley-inspired remake of “Ring Of Fire”); or belting it out like the Darkness’s Justin Hawkins on helium, so be it. Sure, Adam’s screechy, Axl-esque wail, particularly on a trippy Egyptian country cover, is not everyone’s cup of psychedelic mushroom tea…but come on now, some of the most distinctive singers of the rock genre–Mick Jagger, Robert Smith, Richard Butler of the Psychedelic Furs, Bob Dylan, Thom Yorke, Kurt Cobain–would’ve never even made it past the early AmIdol audition rounds for being too “weird.” So give Adam points for not sounding like a studio robot and fearlessly letting his freak-flag fly high, week after weirdly wonderful week.

Of course, sadly, all the reasons why I think Adam rocks, and why I’m rocking the vote for him, are why more easily spooked viewers–who think grunge covers of Mariah Carey power ballads are shocking and innovative–probably won’t allow Adam to win this show. Because those viewers don’t think squirming and feeling uncomfortable are good things. Then factor in all those viral videos of Adam wearing silver corsets and glitter mascara in his Hollywood glam band, or those outrageous photos floating around the Interweb of him smeared head to toe in Burning Man bodypaint or partying hard in semi-drag club-kid attire, and his chances seem especially slim. Slimmer than his legs in his tightest PVC pants.

realityrocks-841325134-1238031812_thumbI just hope Adam’s mellow, unplugged “Tracks Of My Tears” performance this week–complete with polish-free fingernails, preppy suit jacket, and slicked-back matinee-idol hairdo–wins over more conservative voters still waking up with nightsweats from last week’s “Ring Of Fire.” I personally prefer the freaky-deaky Adam, but I understand, strategically, why Adam toned it down this week. It was a smart, salvaging move on his part.

But I also hope, whether he wins or not, Adam does eventually put out the weirdest, wildest, wiggiest indie-electro-goth-pop-metal album in American Idol history. Because I just know it’s going to rock harder than anything Cook or Daughtry could ever come up with.

Michael Sarver leaves American Idol

So did the American Idol judges finally have to exercise their one-time-only veto power to compensate for America’s wonky voting ways?

Nah. It turned into a rough night for the oil rig roughneck as Michael Sarver’s Idol journey came to an end following a subpar tribute to Motown last night.

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Michael Sarver's happy finish

Unsurprisingly, redoing “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg”—as fitting as the subject matter was—didn’t help his cause any, and Idol’s resident quarrelsome quartet politely dismissed him—but not without making him squirm a bit.

“We haven’t decided,” Simon Cowell said, laughing, when Ryan Seacrest pressured him for an answer right away.

Anyway, the 27-year-old married dad will be back for the Idols Live tour and we’ll probably catch him wearing all white and singing a medley or something on the season finale.

More than 36 million votes were cast—a Top 10 record—and the identity of two of the three finalists who found themselves waiting it out did not come as a surprise. But like last week, when spunky little Allison Iraheta inexplicably landed in the bottom three, the third behind sitting in those bum-cupping white stools belonged to somone more deserving of a ticket into the Top 9 than anything else.

Maybe it was because he sang first last night, but Matt Giraud, who left the stage in need of a squeegee after his steamy rendition of “Let’s Get It On,” was voted into the bottom three, taking the place of a more deserving Megan Joy, whose butchering of “For Once in My Life” made for a most unpleasant listening experience Wednesday but who was improbably in the clear tonight.

Golden boy Scott MacIntyre spent a few minutes knowing what being in the bottom three feels like before being spirited off to safety ahead of Stevie Wonder’s performance, which filled the time before Seacrest lowered the guillotine on Michael’s Idol run.

If Matt had gone, it would have been quite a shock—at least to the betting types out there. The odds of the dueling piano player from Kalamazoo, Mich., being dismissed were 15 to 1, as opposed to Michael, who was practically already out the door at 6 to 5 (courtesy of America’s Line oddsmaker Benjamin Eckstein).

Meanwhile, of the nine photos in Tyra Banks’ hands, the first name to be called out belonged to…wait, wrong show.

But the equivalent of that honor went to Adam Lambert, who was the first to be called safe after showing “The Tracks of My Tears” who was boss last night.

Joining him were Kris Allen, Lil Rounds, Allison Iraheta, Anoop Desai, Danny Gokey and, finally, Megan.

Reigning Idol champ David Cook and Lady Gaga are scheduled to perform on next week’s results show.

(Originally published, courtesy of E online,  March 26, 2009, at 6:18 p.m. PT)

The Boyet Fajardo Incident

Here’s another story circulated around the internet lately. This involved Boyet Fajardo, Philippines promising name in RTW.

Who is BOYET FAJARDO? On Sept. 1, 1980, he opened his first shop on Banaue street in Quezon City as a bid to join the big names in the made-to-order industry at 17 and a college sophomore (at UST, where he was majoring in Fine Arts). Boyet Fajardo believed that he had what it takes to make it in fashion alongside the more established names like Ben Farrales. Today, Boyet is one of the biggest names in RTW. His Boyet Fajardo line is carried in all Robinsons stores—there are about 20 of them all over Metro Manila and in the provinces—and the Landmark. Since making the big shift from couture clothes to RTW Boyet Fajardo can truly be called a success. He has become both an artistic and financial success. In fact, he recently had his new office-cum-residence located in Valle Verde, officially blessed. The house, which has a large garden, is doted with Boyet’a favorite antiques and paintings. He also recently bought a house in nearby Acropolis, which was blessed on Nov. 28, a blessing that was attended by many of Boyet’s longtime clients and friends. He has truly come a long way
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Well that is how he was, till someone came across and saw how far his success has made him. Last March 13, 2009, a Friday the 13th, (specially for the store people of Duty Free Phils), One blogger, who just arrived from ABU DHABI (as OFW) a day before. went to Duty Free Phils Fiestamall in Paranaque. While waiting in line at the cashiers to pay their goodies
they saw a customer at the top of his voice berating the cashiers and managers of duty free for, by his accounts, messing around with him. From what her sister said, it was about a credit card purchase that the cashier (who we heard was just a casual employee) was kindly asking for the irate customer’s other ID’s to vouch the legit owner of the credit card which is also “unsigned”, a normal operating procedure when shopping there to avoid misuse of those with con minds.

He might have thought a celebrated person like he is. with all his accolades and fame has gone unrecognized by this cashier person. A new worker who is carefully doing his job. A job he is trained to do. Tsk tsk tsk
 While Store Managers and officers were sought to appease the matter, explaining to him that it is all included as a standard operating procedure in credit card payment for the safety, not only for the company but also his own. Ignoring all this, he pulled out his phone and threatened to call on high positioned people whom he allegedly knew, to seem to us like do a power-play and make these people realize how important he is.. he went on using words like “leche kayo, di nyo ko kilala? AKO SI BOYET FAJARDO! AT Itong P..I.. NA BABAENG ITO, (pointing to a lady officer) at ang baklang ito (pointing to the cashier) ay walang kwentang mga tao! I want them fired!!! His yelling and berating went on and on, he cannot calm down and as he appeared to have bloodshot eyes, like that of a drunk person and or under an influence. He goes on to say, that only if the cashier kneel down before him and/or allow him to freely slap the persons face, may he get satisfied!!! AND, you know what happened next
.the ill-fated cashier, with all the onlookers including us watching, stand down and just simply gave in to probably he thought would end the matter, so crying in shame he slowly knelt down and apologize (for actually doing his job) before this self proclaimed GOD
. No slapping was made to the cashier’s face but the incident landed a harsher and reverberating sound to the faces of the lesser people of this society. Go on let us patronize Mr Boyet Fajardo’s products and services and let us give him more money,to make him more powerful, affluent and comfortable to do such awful discrimination and victimize the underprivileged over and over and over again. I have nothing against Mr BOYET FAJARDO
.but now I think I do.

….da fame and glitz

It’s 12:06 in the morning. I am already lying in bed. I have to use my palm pilot just for all of you to hear my heart out today. It is going to be an excruciating and exhausting day again tomorrow as I have to be in Oasis Center. Sounds fun? Nope! As expected, this week till next week is going to be a very hectic WEEK for all of us as everyone will be occupied with Oasis Center completion.

  

Me and my new bought palm are just in the getting to know each other period and it is becoming a great help for me. It’s so handy that I can even blog while I am in the toilet.

 

—–the other day, when I was assigned for something in JBR, a friend asked Me to see his Penthouse which is in the Promenade Towers. I was ecstatic when I reached the Penthouse, It was really beautiful. The view, damn, there was no word to explain. For an 8 million dirham house, you deserved to have the best of course. Here is a glimpse of the balcony view from the 38th floor. Chill out.

  

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Just got lucky to be on the top. He invited me to have a drink next week and I am dying to see the view during night time. It will blow me away for sure.

 

I just finished watching the second elimination of American Idol Season 8 and for me, it was an expected result as Alexis Grace was  booted off from the competition. She is just so boring and until now I really don’t understand how was she able to make it to the finals. In fairness to her, I liked her pink highlights. But she just doesn’t fit the heat of the boiling Idol den.

 

Adam Lambert, once again amazed me with his one of a kind voice that every guy would die to have. You should hear the sitars men! It was hot. He is just simply amazing and one of a kind. Randy Travis was right when he said that he cannot picture out Adam singing a country song with those black nail polish????? nah! but for me he nailed it….he just stands out more.

 

Meagan and Allison, my other all time favorites, again amazed me with their song renditions. I was really surprised why Allison was in the bottom three. She was a bomb. America…vote wisely.

 

For me, Lil’ rounds was still boring. It was a lucky escape for her not to be included in the bottom 3. For me, a black woman is always believed to have an incredible voice. Having one just like her in the competition is so predictable. I know a lot is agreeing to my opinion,,,,,though I still expect more of the violent ones.

 

Anoop of course, India’s pride. He just continue to amaze me with his soulful voice. Anoop Desai really rocks!

 

Carrie Underwood blew me away with her enormous voice. When she sang “I told you so” on a Duet with Randy Travis, there was really something that made me teary eyed. I really can’t explain it but it was mind boggling serious vocals out there.

 

You must see this vid and I am mad sure that you will agree with me.

 

 

So here is the cream of the crop….

 

IF YOU HAPPEN TO READ THIS….which of course till now you will not figure out due to your irritating insensitivity….I hate to say this but you are one hell of a comical skip character who is tactless, indulgent bitch who doesn’t even f*ckin care about whatever comes from her mouth. Nonsense and inevitably excruciating. I noted the same on my facebook and I hope it reaches her table…..I am sure it has. You will have your day dear…and you will see.

 

Gossip Girl is finally back after ages of absence from the limelight. One tree hill as well. I am just about to finish downloading. Thank torrent for the fun. I am excited as I won’t miss it for the world. I miss my alter-ego B, Serena…..Chuck of course.

 

Missin’ him. Well, I had the chance to chat with the guy I miss the most yesterday. For the last couple of days that I was literally slogging my butt out. Hearing from him was indeed a great consolation. I am just confused if I still love him or I was just missing the fact that he is not next to me anymore.

 

I am really sleepy and tired. It was just my hand…pretending to hold a stylus…….can i just finish this tomorrow?

 

temporary sign off,

b 

Charice fans dismayed over cancelled concert in Dubai

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Fans and supporters of young sensational singer Charice Pempengco were dismayed with the sudden cancellation of her much-awaited concert in Dubai. Overseas Filipino workers said they were disappointed when organizers cancelled the concert while they were already in line. The concert was reportedly called off when organizers encountered problems with the budget and sponsors. Filipino concert-goers said most of them took a day off or did not report for work just to see the world-class singer perform. A Filipino restaurant worker said “pinakahihintay namin ito, nag day off pa kami sa restaurant namin para lang makapunta dito.” An Indonesian fan came all the way from Bahrain while another Filipino supporter traveled all the way from Abu Dhabi just to watch Charice. “I love you Charice. You are amazing so I come all the way from Bahrain just to see you,” said the Indonesian national. “Gustong-gusto ko talaga si Charice dahil napakagaling talagang kumanta ng batang yan,” said Ding Landrito from Abu Dhabi. Charice meanwhile felt sad with what happened. “Nagulat nga po ako nang malaman ko na hindi nga po tuloy. Syempre nanghinayang lang ako hindi dahil sa performance ko, kundi dahil sa mga Pilipino na super dami, na manonood,” said Charice The fans’ disappointment was eased a little when they personally saw Charice and had their pictures taken with her. ABS-CBN Middle East News Bureau clarified that it is not among the organizers of the cancelled concert. Report by Dindo Amparo, ABS-CBN Middle East News Bureau chief, Dubai

American Idol recap

The major rules twist Simon Cowell promised on Tuesday night’s “American Idol” was revealed right off the bat Wednesday night, but it wasn’t enough to save two contestants from going home. Host Ryan Seacrest explained that the judges will have the ability to save one contestant from elimination, but they may only do it once during the entire season and only until the top five singers are left. If someone is saved, two have to leave the following week.

Seacrest explained that had the rule been in place in the past, such “Idol” standouts as Chris Daughtry, Jennifer Hudson and Tamyra Gray might have made it to the winner’s circle.

Jasmine Murray performs on "American Idol" on Wednesday

Jasmine Murray performs on "American Idol" on Wednesday

But, save or no save, it was curtains for Jasmine Murray and Jorge Nuñez. Both got a chance to sing one more time in an attempt to earn the judges’ lifeline, only to be told they were going home after nearly 33 million viewers reportedly voted, the highest total to date in this round of the competition. It was a harsh reality after the contestants were shown moving into their new digs, a mansion in Beverly Hills with an indoor basketball court, pool, hot tub, screening room, bowling alley and steam room.

Before the bad news came, the top 13 shimmied through the traditional show-opening medley, touching on the Jackson 5 hits “I Want You Back” and “ABC,” followed by another elimination show staple, the cheesy Ford product-placement “music video,” which found the contestants’ faces superimposed on the Los Angeles skyline as they sang Queen’s “We Will Rock You” and a Ford vehicle roamed the city’s empty nighttime streets.

With that business out of the way, among the first singers waved into safety were roughneck Michael Sarver, followed by this year’s youngest contestant, Allison Iraheta. Murray, who sang what the judges said was a too-old-fashioned-sounding cover of “I’ll Be There” on the Michael Jackson-themed performance night, was not so lucky, and she was the first one to make the long walk to the center of the stage.

When Matt Giraud’s name was called, he was sure he’d be in the bottom, so he began making the walk, only to be yanked back by Iraheta, joining Kris Allen in the safe zone. Though the judges didn’t love her version of “Rockin’ Robin,” Megan Joy Corkrey didn’t spend long standing next to Murray, as she was quickly whisked back to the safe chairs.

Murray sang “I’ll Be There” once again as the judges deliberated her fate, and though the teenager put on a brave face, the disappointment in her eyes was clear.

Moments later, judge Randy Jackson gave her the bad news. Ryan gave her a pep talk as she teared up watching her montage set to Carrie Underwood’s countrified cover of Mötley CrĂŒe’s “Home Sweet Home”, this year’s farewell song.

The show also featured Kanye West and his futuristic robot orchestra performing “Heartless,” with ‘Ye uncharacteristically dressed down in jeans, a denim jacket, a blue work shirt, black boots and a black Louie rag hanging from his back pocket.

The next group waved to safety included Scott MacIntyre, Alexis Grace, Danny Gokey, Lil Rounds and judges’ favorite Adam Lambert. But the news was not good for Anoop Desai, who got universally bad marks for his herky-jerky rendition of “Beat It,” and Nuñez, who got slammed for his “corny,” soft-focus take on “Never Can Say Goodbye.”

Nuñez and Desai had to wait through a commercial break and then one more segment as first-season winner Kelly Clarkson returned to the “Idol” stage, joking that she feared she was going to get judged all over again. Back where she started, Clarkson rocked it and showed this year’s contestants what winning is like, ripping into her new single, “My Life Would Suck Without You,” and giving the pop confection a Heart-like rock edge with help from a band that featured no fewer than three electric-guitar players.

Desai was sent back to safety soon after. Despite the new rule, the judges kept their get-out-of-jail-free cards in their pockets a second time: Puerto Rico’s Nuñez got his walking papers after performing the apropos “Never Can Say Goodbye” one more time, a pleaded look in his eyes as he wandered around the stage.

When asked if the judges would use their save, Cowell, with his arms crossed and a stern look on his face, simply said, “No.” At show’s end, the contestants gathered for the traditional group hug at the center of the stage.

The good news for the remaining 11 — Sarver, Iraheta, Allen, Giraud, Desai, Rounds, Corkrey, Grace, MacIntyre, Gokey and Lambert — is that after next Tuesday’s performance, only one of them will get sent home.

Get your “Idol” fix on MTV News’ “American Idol” page, where you’ll find all the latest news, interviews and opinions.

BaLD & BEAUTIFUL

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Say Goodbye to the old crappy hair………It’s summer……Go bald….Go beautiful

i JUST felt that maybe it’s time to go skinhead. I look like a dick today in its literal meaning. Well, a gorgeous dick as you can say. I don’t know what came into my senses to come up which such kind of decision. But believe me……….it was worth everything. I felt so light. It felt so good.

——B——

When they say nothing at all!

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THE MEET

And I love you so,
The people ask me how,
How Ive lived till now
I tell them I dont know

I guess they understand
How lonely life has been
But life began again
The day you took my hand

And yes I know how lonely life can be
Shadows follow me
The night wont set me free
But I dont let the evening get me down
Now that youre around me

And you love me too
Your thoughts are just for me
You set my spirit free
Im happy that you do

The book of life is brief
Once the page is read
All but love is dead
This is my believe

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