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Thursday, August 21, 2014


Have you been to a fish spa?

If the same question will be thrown at me, then my answer will be in the negative. Moreover, I don’t intend to, not even in my wildest of imaginations.

Monday, August 18, 2014


Facebook as well as other social media are ablaze with photos of so called “makeup transformations”, the latest internet bug to hit creatures of cyberspace. This fad is a four-part collage that shows an individual mimicking a famous celebrity. 

Complete with props and creativity, the individual transforms himself or herself to look like a celebrity. Others have taken it to another level by parodying a movie character, cartoon character, and even an object.

With this latest craze, will Filipinos be far behind? I will not make this article long, since I will let the following photos do the talking.

Thank you to all my contributors, for allowing me to enshrine your wonderful and wacky versions in this humble blog (XOXO).

Let us start with.....

Sunday, August 17, 2014

SENTIMENTAL SUNDAY : The Music of Al Jarreau

Born : March 12, 1940
Nationality : American

Here are my favorite songs by Al:
- Our Love (1981)
- Heaven and Earth (1992)
- Closer To Your Love (1981)

Saturday, August 9, 2014

BLIND ITEM # 3: His Andres Bonifacio-like Temperament

Who is this local official?

This local official is in the news again, after his short-lived romance with a very controversial all-media personality. But it is not about his personal life this time. 

Friday, July 11, 2014

BLIND ITEM # 2 : Epic Fail Teleserye

I was drawn to watching the first few episodes of this prime time teleserye of a “family” network, for the reason that I was intrigued by its mind-twisting title.  

Consequently, I learned that the story revolves around something sweet and irresistible – chocolate. The principal character is an heiress of her father’s chocolate manufacturing company, and her supposed to be love interest is a chocolatier – a person who makes confectionery out of chocolate.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Steel Butterfly vs. the Blue Eagle: In Defense of Mrs. Marcos


Last July 5, former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos was invited by Ateneo school officials to grace the 40th founding anniversary of the Ateneo Scholarship Foundation (ASF), of which Madam Imelda was its principal donor in 1974.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Lessons Learned from Ate Vi's Ensaymadas

1. Do not post on social media anything that might embarrass a person (who is a famous person at that)

Kris Aquino did it in good faith – when she posted on her Instagram the now famous ensaymadas that Batangas Governor Vilma Santos gave her, along with a card that contained grammar lapses committed by the Governor. However, I am more than definite that Kris noticed such lapses, being one person who exhibits a good command of the English language, but continued to post it just the same.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

In Defense of PNOY and Nora Aunor

Many people, especially the diehard supporters of Ms. Nora Aunor, were displeased when our Chief Executive dropped her name from our country’s new roster of National Artists – like a hot potato.

Friday, June 13, 2014

BLIND ITEM # 1 : Some Good Things Never Last

This celebrity-legislator (CL) recently made a circus out of the government chamber where he belongs to via a privilege speech, which he laced heavily with dramatic pronouncements, and a music-video presentation to boot. CL’s speech comes at the wake of his pending arrest, due to his alleged involvement in the controversial PDAF scam.

Thursday, May 1, 2014


It cannot be denied that ABS-CBN hit a goldmine when it acquired a franchise of Big Brother, a reality game show that started in the Netherlands way back in 1999. It’s local adaptation is called Pinoy Big Brother or simply PBB, and had its debut on Philippine television in 2005.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Chestnut Munia In Our Garden (Mayang Pula)

(c) Tirso Paris 2011

At around past 1 PM today, I saw a unique bird perched on one of the leaves of our Vanda orchid. It was small, with a brown body, black head, and white beak. Then it flew immediately to a nearby Ficus tree in our garden. 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Crazy Days - 42nd Commencement Exercises of World Citi Colleges

The days leading to our school’s 42nd Commencement Exercises, and a few days after it were the craziest of my days in office. My office teemed with people – from students, to faculty, to department heads. Not only this, since I also had to entertain calls from our two other campuses from time to time regarding our forthcoming graduation which was held last April 11, 2014 at Crossroad 77.