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Friday, April 24, 2009

Double Elimination on Idol

Idol finalists is now down to five after Lil Rounds and Anoop Desai got eliminated on Disco Week. As expected, it was double elimination after judges saved Matt Giraud last week.


Lil once again received blows of criticisms from all four judges. Even though she fought her way from weeks of karaoke performances, she finally did her final act with her rendition of Chakha Khan's "I'm Every Woman". She sang it better than Tuesday night and made Paula say, "Why didn't she sing like that last night?". Too late for Lil!

After Anoop sang his version of "Dim The Lights" by Summers, Simon said it was his worst performance to date! America quite agreed to that and it sent Anoop home this week. Well, he had his share of triumph after the judges decided to make it top 13 instead of top 12 this year.

Allison Iraheta was found on the bottom three this week even though the judges were all praises for her with her performance. America thought otherwise.

Since it was disco week, all 7 finalists did an awkward opening disco performance choreographed by Paula Abdul. They all danced to the tune of Michael Jacksons "Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground).

David Archuleta returned to the Idol stage this week singing his single "Touch My Hand". Classic disco tunes where also performed by Freda Payne, Thelma Houston and KC from KC and the Sunshine Band.

We're about to go down to the final night! For me, it's no doubt that Adam Lambert is going to be the Idol this year. The only question is, who will compete with him on the finals?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I Love Earth!!!


Today is Earth Day! It is a day designed to encourage awareness and appreciation to Earth's environment. A lot of activities are done on this day just to urge everyone to love mother Earth.

Well, for me, showing the love for the environment should start from each of us. Just not littering anywhere and proper segregation of waste can contribute a lot to saving mother earth.

Let's do our share! Let's continue loving our mother Earth!

Monday, April 20, 2009

MM - Fireflies

It's Music Monday once again! I want to share a song from my favorite Reggae band - Hemp Republic.

The band was born on February 2000 in UP Los Banos. At that time, reggae is not yet that popular here in the Philippines.

The song "Fireflies" was also the cover of their second album which was launched on January 21, 2006.

Sadly, the band is in a "hiatus mode" since 2 members of the band went abroad to pursue their professions last year.

I hope you all like my feature for Music Monday this week! Enjoy!




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Friday, April 17, 2009

Dating Per Se

I went out on a date last night. It was actually a group date. Friends of mine from Pampanga whom I haven't seen for months decided to visit me here in Manila. They actually set me up with this guy friend of them. So it was actually a "group date".

I enjoyed the night with my friends. I wasn't that attentive with the guy and actually wasn't disappointed since I'm really not interested about "dating" as of now. But he might have changed my prerogative if he have at least impressed me. Lol!

I don't know if the problem is with me, or the guy needs a few dating tips!

I chanced upon these Top 10 Dating Tips and thought of posting about it. This is for everyone who are ready for a date!

Top 10 Dating Tips
  1. Get prepared for dating. If you really want to succeed in the dating game, be ready to commit to dating. Half-heartedness won't work. In fact, it won’t even get you half-way. If you really want to date, put some effort into it. Do some research and think about what you want out of dating. Prepare yourself for the inevitable rejection we all face at some point in dating and commit not to give up.
  2. Get your act together. Begin a regime of looking your best. Join a gym, read health magazines, get fit and start a diet. Get your hair cut or styled and begin a new regime of good grooming or beauty treatment. Though it will not find you a date in itself, you will feel a million times more confident about yourself, and others can sense that.
  3. Go shopping and treat yourself to new clothes and even a whole new look. Get your image right, one that you can manage and live with, but one that flatters you. Don't try to be someone you’re not, but amplify and accentuate your positives. Throw out those tired jeans, old sweaters or cardigans and spruce yourself up. Your date will appreciate that you demonstrated some effort.
  4. Think about what you want to gain from dating and what timeframes you expect. Do you see yourself married within 2 years? If you do, then approach dating accordingly. If you are more laid back and don't take dating too seriously then ask yourself some honest questions about why you are dating and what you hope to achieve. If it is purely sex then ask yourself if you are about to be honest with those you hope to date.
  5. Surround yourself with people who will support your dating aims. By following the first four tips you will feel better and be more focused. Don’t sabotage this by sitting around with friends who are negative about love and relationships (often the married ones). Start attending social functions frequented by singles. Sitting alongside couples at dinner parties in suburbia is not necessarily where you need to be right now.
  6. Choose those you have a good chance of dating. Be realistic. In other words, your dating is based on the whole package you present as well as just your personality. If you are looking for a glamour girl or boy and want to date someone trendy and gorgeous, great! Just know that others will expect you to be the same.
  7. Join clubs, societies, sports events, drama groups -- anything that might help you meet like-minded potential partners. You will not meet people by staying indoors and playing video games – many have tried and failed at this approach.
  8. Take time off from dating occasionally if it’s not going well or causing dating fatigue. Recharging your batteries and keeping confidence and optimism levels high is an absolute must. We all hit rough patches, but don’t let your search for love become a death march. Date in phases if necessary.
  9. Enjoy dating for what it is, dating. It is meeting people and socializing and spending time in the company of stimulating individuals who may or may not play a bigger part in your life down the road. The fact is, most people have something interesting to offer. While you may not be out on the dating scene looking for new friends, you may well find one or two fabulous people along the way.
  10. Never make yourself too available. People like mystery and enigma and the thrill of the chase when dating. As part of keeping up the mystery, do not sleep with your dates early on. The longer a person is made to chase and fall for you within reason, the more likely that love may blossom. (And yes, this goes for both men AND women!) If the chemistry peaks too early, your emotions may never have time to catch up and the relationship will eventually wither away.
Cheers!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Judges Finally Saved A Contestant On Idol

American Idol finally saved a contestant this week!
It was "movie music" week. The contestants did songs from famous movies with one of the outstanding directors in the movie industry - Quentin Torentino.

My pick for this week? Of course, it's Adam Lambert! He definitely nailed the show this week with his rendition of Born To Be Wild. Truly amazing vocals he possess!

It was Matt Giraud who was supposed to get evicted this week but even though his performance is not good enough, the judges still gave him a chance.

Well, the decision is not exactly a good news since 2 contestants will get evicted next week. I wonder who these people are!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Scott MacIntyre Out on Idol

American Idol wasn't aired on Thursday at Q11. I was a bit disappointed but there's really nothing I can do about it. Basically every Lenten season, most of the big TV stations here in the Philippines signs off. I just hope though that Q11 will still air the supposed show last Thursday for AI the moment they sign back in.

So I ended up getting information about AI through Mr. Google. And I learned that Scott MacIntyre was the one voted out this week. He played the guitar during "songs from the year you were born" night which definitely wasn't a good idea. He never should've listened to Paula's advise about stepping out of the piano.
Scott's stay in the competition inspired millions of people, for sure even if he didn't end up as the American Idol. He is a winner himself! His being legally blind did not hinder him to reach for his aspirations. And best of all, his appearance in the competition prooves that everyone could definitely turn their dreams into a reality.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Birthday Gift For Me!!!


And to all who celebrate their birthdays today!!!

I also would like to say that today is the day that you guys can cast a vote for my entry Sharing A Piece Of Me To The Virtual World for Lainy's Hottest Blogoversary contest! Lol! Your vote will be considered a birthday gift! Just click on the badge below to vote!

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Friday, April 3, 2009

Megan Corkey, Out On Idol

Megan Corkery did her last performance last night on Idol. I actually like this girl and really wanted her to stay in the show longer. But unfortunately, the last performance isn't her best. I hope to see more of her singing her own songs though!

Here's a video of her audition in idol.


She's finally get reunited with her son! Phew! I will definitely miss this unique and pretty girl on the show.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Important Announcement!!!

After a long period of silence on this blog! I'm now back with a vengeance! Lol! So long procrastination!

Now that I'm back, I have an important announcement to make....

I'm getting married next month!!!

Hahaha! Just kidding!

Happy Fool's Day everyone! This is the time of the year when everyone can make fun of the gullible!


Enjoy!

March 2009 Awards

My awards have piled up this month! Shame on me! I apologize to my friends who have given me these awards! Blame it to my procrastination!



This Honest Scrap Award was given by Chinky of Chinkymel's Corner. Thank you for the recognition girl! For this tag, I have to tell 10 things about me.

Hmmm.... okay!

1. I love cashew nuts.
2. I used to smoke.
3. My first favorite author is John Grisham.
4. I used to play the piano when I was in high school but since I don't have my own piano, I never had the opportunity to enhance that skill.
5. I love sports and used to be a softball and basketball athlete in school.
6. I'm a hopeless romantic.
7. I want to pursue my singing career if given the chance!
8. I love Jollibee's Chicken Joy
9. Friends say their first impression of me is that I'm cool! Lol!
10. I dream of settling down to someone God-fearing and loving!

Hahaha! It took me so long to complete that huh!

The next award is the Sisterhood Award from Mary Anne of Mary Anne's Musings. Thank you Sis for this!


The Rules:

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude!
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

I am passing both awards to:
Elai, Babette, Ellaine, Honey, Mize, Lerma, Tchel, Emz, Mystique, RanRan

Enjoy the tags girls!!!

March 2009 Top 10 Droppers

Thank you for your consistent drops on my Entrecard! Please keep on dropping!!!

Here are the Top 10 doppers for this month:

1. Picture To People
Researches about Computer Graphics.
New free software for graphics. Hot free graphic effects.
Picture To People

2. Random Ramblings
Personal observations on a wide variety of subjects.
Photographs of creatures and things that are
taken on seeing the unusual as well as everyday things.
Random Ramblings

3. Computer Aid
Interesting PC problems encountered
by a Computer Tech. Plus some other stuff :-)
Computer Aid

4. Lola's Diner
At Lola's Diner we'll be sharing recipes
and sharing conversation across a virtual lunch counter.
Topics will be varied and can include current events,
politics, parenting, mental health, and glbt topics.
Lola's Diner

5. Singapore Draws
Win a CAR Win a HOLIDAY Win CASH
All you need to know before you go shopping
and to get lucky in Singapore with lucky draws.
We will show you the winners too.

Singapore Draws

6. Kids Toys
Kids Toys, Kids Gift Ideas And Game Reviews at
The Toy Report. Parents and friends of kids can
find kids gift suggestions and toy reviews for kids aged 1 to 11.
Kids Toys

7. Susan's Home
about my experiences and advice with some entertainment
Susan's Home

8. Windmill On The Hill
the man of a thousand voices talking perfectly loud nobody ever hears him
Windmill On The Hill

9. Eating In New Zealand
A university student's perspective on where
and what to eat in Auckland, New Zealand!
Eating In New Zealand

10. Symphony of Love
Bringing you Love and Inspiration!
Symphony of Love