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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Some Facts About Ariel's Commercial Jingle FINALLY






It cannot be denied that Ariel’s latest jingle “Finally” for its newest commercial is a big hit among Filipinos. It is actually just a plain commercial that features several women doing their laundry singing, yes, “Finally” alternately. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Yaya's Meal at Balesin Island Club : Discriminatory or Not?






























Balesin Island Club is in hot water nowadays due to its now famous “yaya’s meal,” courtesy of a former beauty queen’s rants pertaining to it on her social media account. I didn’t know anything about this hullabaloo until a friend sent me a link to an article about it through a private message. 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Why I Fear Holy Week





That time of the year that I dread the most has come – holy week.

My pronouncement I know sounds off-key to many ears, since why on earth I am saying this when you and the rest of the Christians out there look forward to it? The answer is very simple: I am one person who dislikes too many rituals. And my religion, in my own perception, overwhelms me with too many rituals, most especially during Lent.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

WINNING IN THE HUDDLE by Stauro Punongbayan



          I had the privilege to be invited to the book launching of WINNING IN THE HUDDLE, by the author himself no less, and my high school batchmate Stauro Punongbayan. The book launching took place last Saturday (February 28) at Right Start Center, 2nd West Crame St. in San Juan City.

        Regrettably, my frenzied schedule even on a Saturday prevented me from attending it. To make up for it, I am promoting his book here in my humble blog:



The Road Back To Love.......














I’ll go straight to the point: the road back to love is a long and winding one.


It takes a great deal of time to be on track again. Most especially when for several years your thoughts and emotions have been conditioned by the heart to aim at just one thing, or one person.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Governor Salceda vs. Xian Lim : THE TALE OF THE SOUVENIR SHIRT
























The rift between Xian Lim and Albay Governor Joey Salceda over the former’s alleged impolite behavior during an event in Albay has caught my attention.

The conflict arose from Xian’s refusal to accept Albayanon souvenir items that included a t-shirt, a coffee table book, a small bag, and some leaflets. Apparently, such items are the usual tokens given to distinguished visitors of the province.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

SENTIMENTAL SUNDAY : The Music of Lee Ritenour




BIRTH NAME : Lee Mack Ritenour

BORN : January 11, 1952

GENRES : jazz, jazz fusion, smooth jazz, jazz-funk

MY FAVE SONGS : Is It You, Dreamwalkin', Keep It Alive

Sunday, February 8, 2015

On the Fallen 44: What Kris May Have Forgotten





Every time that our President becomes enmeshed in a controversy, expect his Queen-of-All-Media sister to be among the first few to throw the staunchest support.  

Just recently, Kris Aquino unfollowed fellow celebrity Judy Ann Santos on Instagram, after the latter posted something not palatable to the former, with reference to PNOY’s absence during the arrival of the bodies of the so called Fallen 44 at Villamor Airbase last January 29.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

ME AND ROBINSONS: ALL IS WELL THAT ENDS WELL



Last January 16, I got a surprise call from Robinsons. Being a holiday, I was just at home watching Pope Francis’ televised activities. It was my Aunt, however, who picked up the phone. And the caller I guess simply requested her to relay the message to me: that they extended the redemption period for the points I earned through my Value Plus card.  

If you still remember, I created a furor about this matter when my card expired last December 31, 2014. This led me to write an article about it on this blog to express my disappointment, that nobody from Robinsons’ supermarket branch in Berkeley Square informed me of the expiry date beforehand, considering the fact that I frequent their place for my grocery shopping.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

WHAT I ENDED UP BUYING AT THIS DRUG STORE



I did a little grocery shopping at Puregold along Holy Spirit Drive last week (1-29-15). And on my way to the parking area after my shopping, I dropped by Generika drug store to buy mefenamic acid. 

So I asked the pharmacist if they have it. The lady told me that she will check their stocks. To my disappointment, she said that they ran out of the medicine that I wanted.

She then offered to me their branded mefenamic acid. I chose Dolfenal over Ponstan, because the former works for me best as of late, apart from the fact that it is cheaper than the latter. 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

YOU BE THE JUDGE: Trudis' Veterinarian Speaks Out






For the spirit of fairness, I am posting the reply of Trudis’ veterinarian to allegations of negligence on his part, for not having saved Trudis’ life, and her four puppies.

Here it is, lifted from the Facebook page of Philippine Animal Lovers Society (PALS), and you be the judge: