Archive for March, 2010

flawless skin this summer!03.31.10

I’m really so excited this summer! I can’t wait to go on my first vacation this summer. With my colleagues at work, we will be spending three days and two nights at 100 Islands in Pangasinan. We also have several water activities, such as kayaking, banana boat, snorkeling and caving with jump for life. For sure we will have tons and tons of pictures! So I have to make sure that I will use the best acne scar remover so that I will have a flawless skin this summer. Where are you heading this summer? Make sure that you’ll get a flawless skin this summer!

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New Book for the Twilight Series, NOT Midnight Sun03.31.10

When I’ve heard that Stephenie Meyer will be launching another installation for the Twilight Series, I thought that she will continue writing the draft, Midnight Sun which is the version of Twilight in Edward’s POV (point of view). Have your read it? I can say that it is really good! Click HERE to check Stephenie’s take on the illegal distribution and the link where you can download a copy.

So you can say that I was saddened to hear that the new book will come from another vampire’s point of view. This time it will be from Bree, a “newborn” vampire recruited by antagonist Victoria from the book three, Eclipse. The book’s title is, “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner”.

Here, read the news from YAHOO:

Well before “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” hits theaters on June 30, “Twilight” fans will be treated to a new glimpse into author Stephenie Meyer’s vampire universe.

On June 5, the 36-year-old multimillionaire author will release “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner,” a novella that takes place concurrently with the events in the third “Twilight” book, “Eclipse.” Only this time, the bloody tale of revenge and romance will be told from the perspective of Bree, a “newborn” vampire recruited by antagonist Victoria (to be played by Bryce Dallas Howard in the upcoming film) to kill human heroine Bella Swan (played, of course, by Kristen Stewart).

If fans are confounded by the news that a minor character from the series is the star of the first “Twilight” book in two years, they’re not the only ones. “It’s a surprise…I never intended to publish this story as a stand-alone book,” Meyer says on her website. “I began this story a long time ago-before Twilight was even released. Back then I was just editing Eclipse, and in the thick of my vampire world…. I started writing from Bree’s perspective about those final days, and what it was like to be a newborn.”

The short story was originally slated for the upcoming tome The Twilight Saga: The Official Guide, but when Meyer’s publisher informed her it was far too lengthy for inclusion, they decided to release it as a separate book instead.

Anyone skeptical that the wildly successful vampire-genre author is just trying to bleed her fans for more money can rest easy-starting June 7 at noon and until July 5, the entire story will be available at www.breetanner.com for free. “You all have bought a ton of my books,” Meyer noted on her site. “I wanted to give you this story as a gift.”

The book will also be released in hardcover by Little, Brown on June 5. One dollar from the first 1.5 million copies sold in the U.S. will go to will go to the American Red Cross International Response Fund to help ease crises like those in Chile and Haiti.

WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW

Before Meyer decided to release “Bree Tanner” to the public, however, this short story was lent to “Eclipse” screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg to help her understand how Victoria-the vampire set on making Bella and Edward pay for her lover’s death-created her army of newborn vampires, and to provide details of the vampires’ feeding frenzy in Seattle.

Readers of the novel may recall Bree’s unique role in Eclipse-she was the only newborn vampire left alive after the Cullens (the good bloodsuckers) triumphed. But as the title indicates, Bree’s second life didn’t last very long. After being tortured by a member of the Volturi, Jane (played by Dakota Fanning in the film), Bree was destroyed for breaking the cardinal vampire rule: Don’t reveal yourself recklessly to humans.

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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Stills03.31.10

It’s time for us to drool again!!!!

We’ve got the new still and picture/poster from the recent Twilight Saga movie, Eclipse.

I love the love triangle here! But I still go for Team Edward!

The poster for the movie.

Edward and Bella at the meadow.

I’m so excited to see this! I hope that I could see this with Ate Yen coz she’s Team Jacob. hehehe. Anyway, we know that Bella ends with whom, right?

June 30, please come soon!!!!

SOURCE: Eclipse The Movie . com and Yahoo Movies . com.

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Ricky Martin is a fortunate homosexual man03.30.10

From Ricky Martin’s Music Portal:

ENGLISH VERSION

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.

RM

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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catching my breath03.18.10

Gaaahhh!!!

There are times when I feel like I’m so tired but so restless. I feel like I want to move so fast that I need to catch my breath just to make me feel alive. Sometimes it feels like there’s no enough air for me to breath properly. Sometimes it feels like I need a finger pulse oximeter just to check for the oxygen in my body. Am I having enough? I feel not. It feels like I’m always catching my breath.

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Movie Reaction: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief03.15.10

I’m never into mythology. I considered it all too much to believe that there are Gods of different “specialty” that controls everything in the world, even in the outer world. Or maybe it’s my Christian faith that believes in one almighty God. So, I don’t know what made me watch Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. I was at home “youtubing” when I saw the trailer for this movie. Then I checked online for the screening schedule in our nearest mall here in Valenzuela. I still have one hour to go before the first screening, then I just took a bath, rode the scooter and went there.

It was unexpectedly good. I guess coming from the director of the first two movies of the Harry Potter series it should be expected. I like the “Hollywood-y” version of it. The CGI was awesome. Medusa & her snakes were amazing. It’s really freaky and Uma Thurman is one sexy snake! Another amazing CGI was with the three-headed dog and the trio’s fight with them. It was amazing how this movie got so many good actors playing small to middle roles like Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Rosario Dawson, Melina Kanakaredes, Joe Pantoliano and Uma Thurman.

I really enjoyed the film. Now, I promise that I will look for the books of this series and check how the producers, directors to cast adapted this to the big screen. For now, I’m giving it 3.5 stars out of 5. If you have not watched it, go ahead! It’s fun!
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Plans and Finances03.13.10

Four months to go and I’m turning thirty already. When you reach that age, you can say that your perspective changes. Your plans changes. Your dream changes. If you are going to ask me, I know that mine did. I’m not planning to retire as I reach 30, no that’s not one of my plans, though there’s nothing wrong with it. But mine is more of preparing for the future.

For the last 6 months, I had the first floor of my apartment building finished. And for the next six months, I’m letting my parents get the revenue for the first six months since it’s my dad who acted as the foreman and my mom as the manager. Now, I’m going to save all my hard earned money and had the second floor done. Additional three doors will be good. Then I’m planning to have the third floor as my roof top slash penthouse with very nice outdoor d├ęcor . I’m even planning to add a very nice and luxurious bathroom with my dream bathtub. *Sighs*

I hope that my plans and finances will go well so that I can start my soon penthouse!

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