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my soul stirrer – A Fine Frenzy01.18.11

Have you listened to A Fine Frenzy?

I LOVE HER!  I think she’s one of the hottest pianist today!  I love her red hair and her soothing voice.  But who wouldn’t?

I’m currently listening to her song right now titled Near To You and the following are my favorite lines…

You and I have something different
And I’m enjoying it cautiously
I’m battle scarred, I am working oh so hard
To get back to who I used to be

and of course the chorus!

Near to you, I am healing
But it’s taking so long
‘Cause though he’s gone
And you are wonderful
It’s hard to move on
Yet, I’m better near to you.

If you want to listen to this song, click HERE.

I suddenly miss my best friend Aimz of Marry Me Amy.  Though she’s part of band, I still love to see her playing solo on piano while singing.  Same with Alison (A Fine Frenzy), she’s also gifted in writing songs, a fine pianist and she also got a very good singing voice as well.

Check out their live performance of Embrace (not in piano)

Check out Marry Me Amy’s soundclick realm HERE!

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Ricky Martin is a fortunate homosexual man03.30.10

From Ricky Martin’s Music Portal:


A few months ago I decided to write my memoirs, a project I knew was going to bring me closer to an amazing turning point in my life. From the moment I wrote the first phrase I was sure the book was the tool that was going to help me free myself from things I was carrying within me for a long time. Things that were too heavy for me to keep inside. Writing this account of my life, I got very close to my truth. And thisis something worth celebrating.

For many years, there has been only one place where I am in touch with my emotions fearlessly and that’s the stage. Being on stage fills my soul in many ways, almost completely. It’s my vice. The music, the lights and the roar of the audience are elements that make me feel capable of anything. This rush of adrenaline is incredibly addictive. I don’t ever want to stop feeling these emotions. But it is serenity that brings me to where I’m at right now. An amazing emotional place of comprehension, reflection and enlightenment. At this moment I’m feeling the same freedom I usually feel only on stage, without a doubt, I need to share.

Many people told me: “Ricky it’s not important”, “it’s not worth it”, “all the years you’ve worked and everything you’ve built will collapse”, “many people in the world are not ready to accept your truth, your reality, your nature”. Because all this advice came from people who I love dearly, I decided to move on with my life not sharing with the world my entire truth. Allowing myself to be seduced by fear and insecurity became a self-fulfilling prophecy of sabotage. Today I take full responsibility for my decisions and my actions.

If someone asked me today, “Ricky, what are you afraid of?” I would answer “the blood that runs through the streets of countries at war…child slavery, terrorism…the cynicism of some people in positions of power, the misinterpretation of faith.” But fear of my truth? Not at all! On the contrary, It fills me with strength and courage. This is just what I need especially now that I am the father of two beautiful boys that are so full of light and who with their outlook teach me new things every day. To keep living as I did up until today would be to indirectly diminish the glow that my kids where born with. Enough is enough. This has to change. This was not supposed to happen 5 or 10 years ago, it is supposed to happen now. Today is my day, this is my time, and this is my moment.

These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn’t even know existed.

What will happen from now on? It doesn’t matter. I can only focus on what’s happening to me in this moment. The word “happiness” takes on a new meaning for me as of today. It has been a very intense process. Every word that I write in this letter is born out of love, acceptance, detachment and real contentment. Writing this is a solid step towards my inner peace and vital part of my evolution.

I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am.


I love the last line, saying how proud he was to admit that he’s a homosexual man. He’s so brave to admit it. I hope that he will have more courage now than ever because the hardest part is not the revealing of the truth but the acceptance of the people you love and who loves you.

He’s still hot when he sings this iconic songs…

She Bangs

Living La Vida Loca

Share your Bon Bon

And my favorite:
She’s All I Ever Had. Click here to watch the official MV.

And of course, one of the most famous covers for She Bangs…William Hung!!!

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SS501 Ur Man Special DVD01.25.10

“I’m your man…”

WOW! I would love to hear that coming from my Howe [the love of my life] but I first heard it from my boys, SS501. I want to share the good news! I got the most recent add-on for my SS501 collection, the SS501 Ur Man Special DVD. I bought this from YesAsia for $32.99. It’s all worth it since it has a photobook and two DVDs and take note, with English subtitles. So now, I can understand what they’re saying. LOL! Enjoy and drool!!!

So here’s the rest of the pics:

the package

what’s inside? the DVD holder and the photobook

inside the DVD holder

I so love it! I can’t wait to get my hands on their other merchandise! :)  Soon!!!!

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Nobody by Wondergirls08.13.09

Okey I give in! I’ve been listening to Korean songs even before I became interested with K-Pop (Korean Pop). Before, I only listen to romantic Korean songs, mostly OST from my favorite Korean Dramas. My favorite OST’s are from Coffee Prince and Lovers. But now, I also listen to K-Pop! Yup it’s trueee! And currently, my favorite is Nobody from Wondergirls! :)

This song is very popular that it got covered by several people, famous and unknowns. See the other versions of Nobody uploaded in YouTube:

Man in Black and White with Tie Version

Students from Thailand Version

The Solo Fighter Version

Cebu Inmates Version

ASAP’s Version (channel 2)

SOP’s Version (channel 7)

and the original version

The Original Wonder Girls’ Music Video – US (English Version)

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high school musical addiction10.10.08

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a late bloomer when it comes to something that everyone’s “kinalolokohan”. Like when the Meteor Garden Fever hit Manila, I did not care. Like when everybody loves Jang Geum, I’m not watching it. Two years ago, High School Musical shocked the whole world with its phenomenon debut and even us here (in Manila) without TV cable was very familiar with the show because of all the hype, but I still did not watch the show.

But that was before –

Now, I’m now a follower of all Korean, Taiwanese, and Japanese idol drama shows. Have my own favorite actors and actresses that I support and watch all of their drama shows.

Now, I’ve got to admit that I really, really, really like Zac Efron. He’s cute! He’s pretty! He got a nice voice and he’s a great dancer. And I really love him and Vanessa Hudgens’ love team. On and off screen. Well this high school addiction started when I saw last week the High School Musical 1 (talking of late bloomers…hahaha). After seeing that, I did not stop until I get to see the Part 2 and I was not disappointed. They’re all good! I even adored Sharpay more. She’s really cute in the first movie, but she really shined in the second one. I even like her version of “You are the Music In Me” with Troy, than the one with Troy and Gabriella. Now, I can definitely say that when they show the High School Musical Part 3, I’m definitely going to watch it!

By the way, you’ve got to check the lyrics of this song that Troy (Zac) and Gabriella (Vanessa) sung from Part 2.

Gotta Go My Own Way
sung by: Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron
High School Musical 2

I gotta say what’s on my mind
Something about us
doesn’t seem right these days
life keeps getting in the way
Whenever we try, somehow the plan
is always rearranged

It’s so hard to say
But I’ve gotta do what’s best for me
You’ll be ok..

I’ve got to move on and be who I am
I just don’t belong here
I hope you understand
We might find our place in this world someday
But at least for now
I gotta go my own way

Don’t wanna leave it all behind
But I get my hopes up
and I watch them fall everytime
Another colour turns to grey
and it’s just too hard to watch it all
slowly fade away
I’m leaving today ’cause I’ve
gotta do what’s best for me
you’ll be ok..
I’ve got to move on and be who I am
I just don’t belong here
I hope you understand
We might find our place in this
world someday
But at least for now
I gotta go my own way

What about us?
What about everything we’ve been through?

What about trust?

you know I never wanted to hurt you

and what about me?

What am I supposed to do?

I gotta leave but I’ll miss you

I’ll miss you

I’ve got to move on and be who I am

Why do you have to go?

I just don’t belong here
I hope you understand

I’m trying to understand

We might find our place in this
world someday
but at least for now

I want you to stay

I wanna go my own way
I’ve got to move on and be who I am

What about us?

I just don’t belong here
I hope you understand

I’m trying to understand

We might find our place in this
world someday
but at least for now
I gotta go my own way
I gotta go my own way
I gotta go my own way

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Kung Sakali by Ogie Alcasid07.26.08

Kung Sakali – Ogie Alcasid

Click to hear!

Now sing together with the lyrics and if you can play the guitar…try the chords too! You’d love it!

Title: Kung Sakali
Artist: Ogie Alcasid
Written by: Marivic Sotto

Chords by: from SOURCE

Intro: A-F#m-A-D-E

Buhay ko ay sayo lamang,
Bm C#7 F#m
hindi-hindi magbabago ang isip ko
B7 D E
Tunay ang pagtingin, sana’y ganon ka rin giliw

At kung sakali man ikaw ay,
F#m Bm E
Mayroon ng ibang minamahal, minamahal,
At kung sakali man tuluyan
F#m Bm E
Nang mawalay ang pag-ibig mo sa piling ko

D E A F#m
At kung sakali man magdusa,
Bm7 E
ito’y aking matitiis…

C#m F#7
Maghirap man o maghinagpis
Bm E
Baka sakaling mahal mo pa ako

Di mo ba mauunawaan
Bm C#7 F#m
Pag-ibig na inalay ko sayo’y tapat
Pagkat ako ngayo’y
Nangangamba sa’yo giliw

(repeat chorus)

At kung sakali man ikaw ay
G#m C#m F#
Mayroon ng ibang minamahal, minanamhal

At kung sakali mang tuluyan
G#m C#m F#
Nang mawalay ang pag-ibig mo sa piling ko

B G#m
At kung sakali man
E F#-B-E-F#-B
At kung sakali man….

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Another Great Album from Ogie Alcasid, The Great Filipino Song Book07.25.08

My sister loves good music that’s why she bought the latest album released by Mr. Ogie Alcasid called “The Great Filipino Song Book” under Universal Records. We saw him performed some of the songs live from S.O.P. (Sobrang Ok Pare), the Sunday noontime show from GMA-7.

If you like to hear Ogie’s rendition of most loved OPM classic, I would suggest that you buy the album, available in record bars near you. For the list of the songs…

1. Kung Sakali
2. Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin
3. Kahit Na
4. Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo
5. Ngayon
6. May Minamahal
7. Bawat Sandali
8. Doon Lang
9. Nais Ko
10. Bato Sa Buhangin
11. Handog
12. Kailangan Kita
13. Sana’y Ikaw Na Nga
14. Yakapin Mo Ako
15. Malayo Pa Ang Umaga
16. May Bukas Pa

You can also check this link for a great album review.

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John Lapus is SWEETILICIOUS!06.12.08

John is not just sweetilicious, he’s sweety sweet sweet sweetilicious (parang tongue twister anoh?). It was indeed a show that you will savor, sobrang ganda and sobrang funny. I really enjoyed. Proof? If I was not smiling the whole time…I was laughing. I think, I should pay Sweet an extra for the face lift. hahaha. Maraming akong napulot na joke na pwede kong magamit one of this days and maraming akong aral na nalaman. hahaha. Thanks Sweet! :)

Ok, so here’s what happened….My sistah have to fetch me at work. I need to finish tons! It’s my last day, so you can imagine all the “quotaz” I have to finish and it’s all because of my problem in time management and I guess more of my laziness. hehehe…

inside the taxi on the way there

She came around 6:45pm and indi pa ko tapos. I’m not sure if we’re going to be late. Kinakabahan ako at baka di ko masimulan, May 31 nun, katapusan, Saturday at gimik time ng iba, add mo pa na sa Music Museum kaya yun dun sa Greenhills. O trapik dun di ba? Buti na lang at magaling si Manong na taxi driver at dumaan kami sa likod ng Greenhills. From Eastwood, imikot pa kami sa Green Meadows, dahil trapik daw kasi sa B Serrano…hmmm…mukhang indi naman so..ewan ko dito ke Manong driver… O ayan, dumating kami sa Greenhills ng 7:40pm. Yehey! We still have 20 minutes to relax, unwind, window shopping…Ang daming bag! Grabe! Ang dadanda! Susme! Naglaway ang lola nyo! Ayoko ng bumalik dun! Mamumulubi ako! Buti na lang at di pa sweldo kaya wala akong pera! Hahaha!

tickets for the show

O san ba ang concert ni Sweet? Sensya na first time ko eh, di ko alam kung saan. Naghanap na lang kami ng pila ng tao na parang pila din ng bigas sa NFA. Ang haba ha! Infairness! Buti na lang at sa stairs ang pila at pwede mong upuan. Kwentuhan kami ni Sis. Tsinitsika namin yung taga Nestle at Tang na me booth dun! (Libreng after the show!…Ayos!) Dumating daw si Dingdong Dantes ng maaga, around 5pm. At nakatambay lang daw dun sa labas after the rehersal, pa picture nga daw yung iba dun. Ang sister ko gustong maiyak sa panghihinayang…hahaha..luvs nun kasi Dong way back pa nung era with Antoinette Taus. O antagal na di ba? Tapos me dumating na guy, amputi! Ang amputi ng polo shirt at ang flawless ng balat…si Janno Gibbs pala. Sayang I don’t have my camera ready. After a while, pinapasok na rin kami sa loob.

ano ito college reunion, hehehe? with yvette

While we were waiting for the show to start, imagine a seat away from me, I saw my college friend, Yvette with her hubby. Nyak! Small world! Parang reunion itoh! Hahaha! And to make the world smaller….she was also one of the winners from O diva? Ibang iba! Small world talaga! hahaha!

opening number

So it’s past nine when the show started. The opening number was Sweet’s ala “Vilma Santos” dance number. Napapatili ako talaga. Parang show girl with all his male back up dancers. Infairness, he’s very good in dancing. Ano kaya’t ganun ang parusa sa kanya sa Don’t Lie To Me? That’s tiring for him for sure! Then when he was changing his outfit, you can see his friends giving him messages and greeting him. Nakakatuwa talaga yun… Binuking sya talaga, included yung make up artist and hair stylist nya…o di ba bongga?

ala kim

Then pumasok si Sweet sa stage on his bike wearing a white dress. Cute, catchy and nakakahilo ang opening ni Sweet. For sure nahilo din sya. Hahaha. And his monologue was so funny, he shared all his endeavors on his fifteen years in showbizness. Ang choray noh? From a simple researcher to a multi talented showbiz host, writer and comedian. His career’s full of life and very rich with experience. Very colorful. Parang rainbow! hehehe

spoofing Kris A

After that, Sweet showed us his trademark impersonations of Sheryl Cruz and his close friend Kris Aquino. Nakakatawa talaga pramis! Pero ang bentang benta ay yung gawan nya ng ibat ibang version ang walang kamatayang linya ni Ms Cherie Gil na, “You’re nothing but a second rate, trying hard, copy-cat!” sa version ni Nora Aunor, Jacklyn Jose, Sheryl Cruz, Kris Aquino, Annabel Rama, Mahal at marami pang iba. Sobra! After that part, I knew I had to go to the bathroom for a short wee-wee break.

some of the movies made

Then Sweet showed us all his films done. Dami pala, 27! Parang age ko na! And his first movie was Bala and Lipstick with Roderick Paulate and one of the memorable films for him was “Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw” because his nick Sweet was used in that movie for the first time ever. That’s why he sung, the theme song while we saw the clips from his other movies.

He did his comedy bar segment where he asked one of the audience to participate. Kaloka talaga! Just look at the pic below!
ala comedy bar

ala comedy bar 2

with a fan guest

with a fan guest – naughty

Then he also did his trademark “Prangka Ka John!”. Sa part na to, bawal ang pikon. hehehe.

The hunk guests:

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Lumang Songhits10.13.07

I was just cleaning my room (my 11th Must-Do) when I saw this plastic bag na pagkabigat-bigat. Puno ng alikabok at me part pa na nginatngat na ng daga. I wondered what it was, I opened the plastic, and it was like my old treasure…I saw some of my old songhits. Ang saya! Mga isang dangkal pa yung dami. Natuwa talaga ako. Pramis! Pero dati ang dami talaga nito. Indi pa kasama yung mga songhits ng ate ko ha. Kaso konti na lang pala ngayon. It’s possible that mostly nahiram yung iba at ang iba naman ay nasira na. Haayyy…. I was collecting it before kasi. Sayang, iba pa naman nito ay issues nuong early 90′s pa, around 1993 pa yung iba tapos puro black and white lang yung mga articles, even the pics. Mostly were from Smash!, Golden Hits, Trip, 2000 Music Mag, Solid God atbp. And the price was around P7.50 lang. Minimum Fare! hehehe. Nakakatuwa kasi dun sa songhits, buo pa ang Eraserheads at Rivermaya. Me article pa about Jonathan of Introvoys in coping his fandom and teenage life and yung ke Paco, na nagpasikat ng Line to Heaven. Nandun din yung The Youth na takot sa mga multong bakla, Alamid na inlove na inlove sa Your Love, Agaw Agimat na may likha ng Sabi Nila, True Faith na buo pa rin hanggang ngayon, The Weed, Color it Red with Pagtawaid, at napakarami pang ibang Pinoy Bands na featured. At syempre indi mawawala ang aking favorite pinoy band na AfterImage o AI. (I’m so excited, wait for my entry about them).

I remembered, itong mga lumang songhits at mga libreng chord charts sa gitna ng mga songhits, ang nagturo sa aking mag gitara. Hanggang ngayon kahit pa strum-strum lang ang alam ko and indi pa rin ako mahusay magplucking (my bad!) eh pwede ka na ring sumabay sa pita ko, mapagtyatyagaan na. hehehe. Pag nakakakita nga ako ng mga friends ko today na mahuhusay sa musical instruments like Liz and Aimz, BOW ako! Nakakamotivate na hawakan ko ulit yung gitara ko at matutong mag-keyboard.

I remembered yung unang song na natutunan kong gitarahin was Obladi-Oblada ng Beatles. Hahaha! Oldies pero classic ha! Madali lang kasi yung chords tapos matututo ka kaagad magpalipat-lipat from one chord to another. Bilis kaya nung song na yun. Haayyy…paltos-paltos ang daliri ko nun pero ansarap. Na miss ko tuloy bigla. Eh ngayon, makinis na ang mga fingers ko. Wala ng paltos. Wala na ring practice.

Tapos ng Obladi ng Beatles, dagdagan mo lang ng konting chords, natutugtog ko na rin yung Line to Heaven. Uy! Sabi ko sa sarili ko madali lang pala. But that was before I encountered yung me mga sharps (#) and base (b) na chords. Dun! Naluha na ko..hehehe…Pero enjoy pa rin.

Itong mga lumang songhits na to at yung gitara ko lang ang sagot sa amin, ng mga kapit-bahay ko, sa mga gabing malulungkot dahil sa otso oras na brownouts dati (remember?). Kahit pa yung mga boses namin ay wala sa tono. Basta jamming. Jamming. At dahil din sa lumang songhits na to, nakatugtog ako nung Recognition Day namin when I was in fourth year highschool with my friends. Nirequest kasi ng teacher namin na magperform daw kami. It was an all-girl band. Drummer nun si Jacqueline Ngo, Lead Guitar si Jackylou Blanco (indi yung artista ha), Rhythm Guitar ang lola mo, at singers sila Mildred Capinig at Jaqueline Advincula (+).

Sikat na sikat nun yung Prettier Than Pink. Kaya we sang their hit song, “Cool Ka Lang” (Buhol-buhol sa trapik, kinat ka pa ng dyip. Minura pa ng driver ang ulo’y uminit. Kumukulo na ang dugo mo…) sa buong school. Syempre proud ang Mama ko, andun sya eh. She’s very supportive, tsaka me award kasi yung younger sister ko (same school, two years younger) kaya sya andun, at syempre ako rin meron. NAKS!

Haayyy….sarap i-reminisce. It all started just because of all the lumang songhits that I found. Ano pa kaya ang makikita ko sa paglilinis ko ng aking room. Abangan!

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she made me cry06.15.07

How about you?

Source: YouTube

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