Friday, January 29, 2010

Plane crush -- huh?

My friend Plurked me a link with a caption, "Plane Crush." Thought it was something about two planes that looked like humans kissing... but I was wrong. I opened the link to roxcamaclang's Tweet Photo and saw this:


I didn't see this live, but I do hope the guy who did this (accidentally, I would assume) has been given some pointers by his supervisors...

Monday, January 25, 2010

The Killers Asian Tour -- cancelled?

Just heard that The Killers aren't coming to town. And not just in Manila, but they've also decided to cancel the rest of their Asian tour, so fans in Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul, and Tokyo would have to wait for another announcement when they'll be really coming over.

They've released a statement on their website, saying that one of the members' relative is suffering from a serious illness. Let's hope that family member will be on the road to recovery soon so that their fans in the Asian region would get to see and rock with them live.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Jason Ivler, the artista: Who knew...?

I did a search on Jason Ivler on Google because I wanted to watch a video of his capture and the shootout that happened.

Then I found a Tweet that said he was an actor -- a small-time one -- during his younger days. Said he was part of the show TGIS whose character's name was, incidentally, Bullet. had a video featuring Ivler during his younger days and an interview with a shocked fellow TGIS actor, Polo Ravales. There's also another news vid about Ivler having an unreleased album and a music video, which I think was homemade... and is pretty much crap.

Wow, he could've been better. Wonder what happened along the way?

Monday, January 18, 2010

Starbucks' Honey Orange Mocha is YUM!

My officemate needed something to perk her up this Monday morning. So we went to Starbucks in Greenbelt to have our fill of early morning coffee. The store had two new flavors, the Honey Orange Latte and Honey Orange Mocha. Being a sucker for new tastes (except for some of the delicacies sold in Aji Ichiban), I tried out the latter.

What can I say, the Honey Orange Mocha is delicious! It's the trademark Starbucks sweet and dark mocha drink with a tinge of orange as aftertaste. It quickly reminded me of the Neapolitan chocolates, the orange-flavored one. Pretty nostalgic, huh? Nevertheless, I loved it.

Incidentally, I was also lucky to get a free tall drink the next time I visit Starbucks. I guess I was randomly picked by the cash register (eyng?) because the receipt I got told me to go to their website and answer their survey. Coolness... though I plan to give the free drink to my hubby.

And also, Starbucks has a promo where you can ask for an extra espresso shot or extra syrup for free during Mondays. Yep, that's only on Mondays, I think until the end of the month. So go and get a perk-up now!

NB: Thanks to my friend Mich for the photo. Ack, I really should have a camera with me always...

Friday, January 15, 2010

Paid-to-Promote update: Paid!

I must say, Paid-to-Promote really pays their members automatically. Just a while ago when I opened my email, I saw another Paypal alert from them. Here's another proof:

I would want the amount to reach $1, but hey, some 40 cents less of it is still okay. At least I'm earning.

If you want some passive income from your blog or website, join Paid-to-Promote. I'm now a believer. :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Hindi daw siya "magnanakaw"

My family and I were having dinner when this ad of Noynoy Aquino's came into the TV screen:

Suddenly, my grandmother told us, "Hindi ko maintindihan. Hindi daw siya magnanakaw?"

To which we replied, "Opo."

"Bakit, who's calling him 'magnanakaw?'"

Tried to explain to her that the word was used as a verb, as in "nakaw" in the future tense. She still didn't get it. She thought someone was accusing Noynoy of being a thief.

Hmm, maybe they should've used another word. My hubby suggested he say, "Hindi na ako magsi-steal."

Might work.

NB: Notice the two picture frames on the background?

Monday, January 11, 2010

Weekend reading: Neil Gaiman's Odd and the Frost Giants

My friend who's going back to Dubai a few days from now just gave me this book written by Neil Gaiman. She saw it in a thrift store there and thought I'd like it.

And, without any wonder, I did. Not only because it was Neil Gaiman who wrote it, but because it was engaging even if it was just short.

Odd and the Frost Giants is about a boy named Odd who lived in Midgard. During an extended winter, he ran away from home and lived in his father's cottage. Along the way, he met a bear, a fox, and an eagle, who seemed to be more than meets the eye (no, they're not any of the Transformers, mind you). Their meeting leads Odd to Asgard, where he comes face to face with the Frost Giant, who has issues with the Norse gods and who is causing the unusually long winter in Midgard.

The book is the usual Gaiman fantasy work mixed with Norse mythology. If you're familiar with Coraline, this book is even shorter than that. Even so, the story won't leave you hanging, as this short adventure is one charming trip.

Neil Gaiman wrote this for the 2008 World Book Day, which is a day of promoting reading for children. If you have a kid and would like him or her to start reading, this is one fantasy short story you could get for them.

And even if you're all grown up, you'll still love Odd and the Frost Giants. Dunno if it's available here in Manila, but I think Amazon sells this one.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Avenue Q returns to Manila

I failed to watch this show during its run some years ago. But this time, I hope to catch it.

The wacky puppets and cast of Avenue Q are back, and they're on a limited run this March 21 at the RCBC Plaza. You can go to their website and buy the tickets there.

Now I'm waiting when Wicked will come to Manila... :D

My first surprise from Paid-to-Promote

First of all, happy new year to everyone! 2009 has been a rollercoaster ride, and I sure hope this year brings more blessings and pleasant surprises.

Speaking of surprises, I was in hiatus for quite a while. So when I saw an email from Paypal saying I've been paid by Paid-to-Promote, it kinda shook me... and made me smile. Heck, even if it was just 25 cents, I'm happy. At least I know it works and they really pay their members.

Here's the payment proof:

If you want to join Paid-to-Promote, just click HERE and sign up. It's free and easy, all you have to do is put the codes in your blog and you'll earn from here.

Hope this heralds a better year for me... :)