Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Something Amazing Happened Last January 1

I moved to a new palace...

Naglipat ako ng palasyo mga teh...

They Call Me Maruja

Saturday, October 21, 2006

What? An Earthquake?

While working in the middle of the night, a slight earthquake shook Metro Manila and rocked our building. Don't worry guys, I'm still alive.

Friday, October 20, 2006

I Love/ Hate Jologs

LIFE LIFE: I Love to be Jologs

Every once in a while, I make a fool out of myself. I mean, that's not unusual.

One of my kitschiest things I am interested in recently is imitating the EB Babes Dance Number. The EB Babes are the latest members of Eat Bulaga, the Philippines' longest-running variety show (27 years running). They replaced the erstwhile Sexbomb Girls after a series of unfortunate events mostly about infighting among its members.

Anyway, I just love to dance like the EB Babes (well, except the part when they are kneeling on the floor). Just take a look!

Hey! There's nothing wrong with dancing like a girl, is there?


LIFE LIFE: I Hate the Jologs

Last night, I have concluded that the jologs (lower-class people) would laugh at anything that is unusual to them such as call center agents and the way they layer their clothing, or the sight of pretentious patrons of Starbucks, or the Nokia Nseries phone (which they most likely steal anyway).

I have thought of this because some jologs find my unusual talent funny, and to think I wasn't wearing a chicken costume like those contestants in Pinoy Dream Academy.

I was so pressed for time as our children's show head writer wanted me to e-mail some scripts for our upcoming shoot tomorrow. Since my jurassic PC was whacked eversince I downloaded Mozilla Firefox (lesson: Firefox and Windows 98 don't mix), I was forced to type my script at a local Internet shop.

While in the middle of typing, minding my own business, a group of young male jologs rented a PC beside mine. They were probably looking for javascripts to "decorate" their Friendster profiles. I began noticing the guy beside me began to snigger. I thought because he forgot to sniff some glue.

And then he began motioning his hands on the keyboard and began imitating my fast typing skills. WTF?! I didn't know typing really fast can be funny?

At first I let them be for a few minutes until he began motioning his other friends to look at the way I type at the keyboard. I lashed out.

"Ano'ng nakakatawa?" (What's so funny?)

They shut up, ignoring me as if they didn't listen what I said.

Grrrr! Those j-logs! I hate those uneducated bastards!



1) I have finally updated my blogroll at the Links section. I purged some of the blogs that I no longer read (and some that are inactive) and added some sites that I currently read. I encourage you to read them as well.

2) Watch this clip I found online. Galing!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Mga Kuwento ni La Maruja

The Token Tagalog Post now comes in a new name. "Mga Kuwento ni La Maruja" delves into the inner thoughts of Empress Maruja, particularly about being gay in this multi-faceted third world (although claimed by the government as "second-world") country. Read on...


MGA KUWENTO NI LA MARUJA: Kapag Tumitig ay Malagkit

Sumuko na ako sa katotohanan na kahit kailan hindi ako makakahanap ng relasyon nang basta-basta sa isang pampublikong lugar. Sa dami ba naman ng tao ngayon sa Maynila, sa palagay mo ba may guwapo't matipunong lalakeng makakakita sa akin?

Pero minsan, mapapaisip ka na siguro may mga tao diyan na naghahanap ng maiibig habang abala sa kani-kanilang mga buhay. Na ang mga simpleng gawain gaya ng pamamalengke o paghahatid ng pamangkin sa eskuwela ay nagiging hanapan na rin ng makakapareha.

Gaya ng nangyari noong nakaraang Linggo.

Nakasakay ako sa MRT mula Cubao papuntang Buendia, papasok sa aking panggabing trabaho. Masikip noon at siksikan ang tao. Dahil wala nang upuan, napatayo ako. Habang bumibiyahe, napansin ko na may isang matangkad na lalakeng tila dumidikit sa akin. Okey naman ang hitsura niya. Siguro kapag nakita ko siya sa isang madilim na sinehan sa Quiapo malamang pinatulan ko siya.

Pero siyempre hindi ito Quiapo, at hindi ko na 'yun gawain noh!

Pagdating sa Ortigas Station, nagkaroon ng bakanteng espasyo para makaupo ako. Sa patuloy na pagbiyahe ng MRT, napansin ko na 'yung lalakeng matangkad na katabi ko kanina ay panay ang titig sa akin. Sumusulyap ang kanyang mga mata at paminsan-minsan ay kinakagat pa ang kanyang labi.

Okey na sana siya sa akin, kaya lang parang pakiramdam ko kapag naging kami, ako pa ang magiging lalake sa relasyon. Ako pa naman, pinapanindigan ko talaga na ako dapat ang girl. Aba natural!

So ayun, lumipad na lang ang aking mga mata sa kung saan man kahit na panay pa rin ang malalagkit na titig ng lalake.

Hindi na niya ako sinundan paglabas ko sa Buendia Station. Ang haba naman ng hair ko kung ganoon ang nangyari. Pero in fairness, napagtanto ko na taglay ko pa rin ang aking kakaibang kapangyarihan na nagpapabaliw sa mga lalake.


MOVIE TRAILER LIFE: The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros

"The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros" (Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros) has been chosen as the Philippine representative for the Best Foreign-Language Film Category of next year's Academy Awards. To refresh your memory, "Maximo" is about a 12-year-old gay boy from a family of petty thieves who fell in love with a policeman. The movie had its second round of screening at major cinemas in Metro Manila, while the DVD is scheduled to be available next year.

For those who have not seen it, do yourself a favor. Here's the trailer and enjoy.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

FUN LIFE: Miss Universe 2006, the "Real" Coronation

I found this somewhere online. This is a funny scenario during the 2006 Miss Universe Coronation. Read what they actually said.

NATALIE GLEBOVA, 2005 Miss Universe: To the rightful queen.

KURARA CHIBANA, Miss Japan: He...he...he...hehehehe!

ZULEYKA RIVERA, 2006 Miss Universe: No!...My precious...



1) I have been receiving empty comments these past weeks and I have considered them as spam. Guys, if you wanna say something don't be shy. I don't bite.

2) Don't forget to visit Philippine Idol Updates for the latest on anything about the best talent show in the country ever (well, if that is if those "rich" and awful contestants like Jan and Miguel get eliminated).

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Project One Post A Day

To make up for lost time, I have decided to blog one post everyday even while working. Enjoy.


INTERMISSION NUMBER: Sign Language Lessons

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Still Alive

The rumors are simply untrue...

Empress Maruja was not pinned down by a falling billboard during the raging storm weeks ago.

The reason why I haven't posted for three weeks now is that I have so busy these past few days. My apologies to my dear readers who have been anticipating week after week for a new post, but alas, nothing.

Anyway, enough is enough...


HOUSE LIFE: In this corner...

I've always insist that I am thinner than I am supposed to be. I wore tight pants to show off my seemingly-slender legs, never mind if some of the pants were popping off the seams. I bought medium-sized shirts because it "fits" me.

Realizing that my opinions about my weight is a bit outdated (even my resume says I'm 130 pounds), I tried weighing in this device that a local pharmacy put up. Not only it measures your height and weight, but also your BMI, your ideal weight, and even your blood pressure. After several minutes, I got the printout and went home.

Once I got home, I left the printout at the kitchen counter and took an afternoon nap.

I got up hours later and as I walked out of my bedroom, I heard my sister saying:

"On the red corner, weighing 182 pounds and 6 ounces..."

Yup, it was a reality check indeed.


WORK LIFE: Something new

It was only in recent days that I realized that I was a one-empress team in my night shift. There were no other group mate that I could talk to or approach me and ask on work issues. Well, it's a thing of the past.

In just one week, I had three new teammates: a fellow writer, a web designer, and a team leader. Adjusting to the new members of the team was relatively easy for me, as long as they have the initiative to talk to me.

Starting Monday, two new members will be added.


INTERMISSION NUMBER: Philippine Idol's Drae Ybanez

Would somebody tell me why Drae was the first to be eliminated in Philippine Idol Finals?

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Yellow about Changes, Birthday Presents, and that Darn Swimming Pool

I have been suffering from common cold these past few days. It was only these past few days that I realized how yellow phlegm (especially if you release streams of it through the nose) could smell nasty.

At first, I thought my man-eating days were taking a toll for my health (read: AIDS). Gosh! I hate it when my mind would act like that.

I think I need more love and chicken soup to get well.


WORK LIFE: Che-che-chaaaaange...

Aaah! Don' t you just love change?

In my outsourcing job, I was assigned to a new workstation since the one I was occupying was actually for supervisors. However, transferring to the new desk wasn't smooth flowing.

On my first night, the bottom of my desk had bottles of mineral water and the PC was very dusty. Being a Virgo that I am, I had to wipe the computer clean with a napkin and threw every thrash there was while waiting for my files to be transferred there. However, it seemed that person who occupies my desk during day shifts was a total pig. The next night, I found potato chips--including the bag--scattered at the floor below my desk. It felt really uncomfortable working, I had to complain to my supervisor because I don't want to act like a janitor a pick them one by one from the darn floor. Grrr...

All while having my PC being removed of all pirated software. You could just imagine how much delay I had before I actually work. Good thing my job doesn't involve selling.

Next month, the company would move office to Ortigas Center, at the building where the film company I applied for is currently housed. Sigh...it's a small world.


LIFE LIFE: Birthday Sharing

I celebrated my birthday last week, but it was only yesterday when my Mom had my "big" birthday present delivered since I was supposed to share it--again--with my sister who celebrated her birthday two days ago.

It was a birthday party package from Goldilock's composed of chicken barbecue, fresh vegetable rolls, palabok noodles, and a big Red Ribbon cake for me and my sister. The food was so sufficient for us, my sister had to give some of it on her boyfriend's birthday party.

That's economics, we celebrate each other's birthday to save money. Yeah, it was all good.

And I'm still stuffed.



Kenneth Paul "Yova" Alonzo should have been in the Top 24, even in Top 12. Still, his performance in the "Kakaibang Idol" special was so great, it makes me proud for her.

Mabuhay and kabaklaan!


THE TOKEN TAGALOG POST: Kasalanan ng Swimming Poo!

Kakapanalo lang ng San Beda Red Lions sa nakaraang Men's Basketball Championship ng NCAA Season 82 at binabati ko sila sa kanilang pag-atim ng tropeo pagkatapos ng 28 years na tagtuyot.

Hindi man ako nag-aral sa San Beda, minsan naisip ko na sana nag-aral ako doon. Anuba? Wala ba ako karapatang mangarap?

Pero seryoso, paminsan-minsan naiisip ko kung ano kaya kung nag-aral ako sa all-boys school na 'yon noong high school? Kaka-graduate ko lang ng elementarya sa paaralang inilagak ko mula kinder at tinanong ako ng mga magulang ko kung gusto ko raw lumipat ng school, at siyempre isa sa options ang pag-aralin ako sa all-boys school. Ang sabi ko huwag na lang.

Bakit? Kasi gusto kong maabutang maitayo ang swimming pool sa aking school.

Malamang kung napadpad ako sa San Beda noong high school ako, malamang reyna ako doon. Ang laman ng pantasya ng bawat binata.

Hoy! Hindi ako basta-bastang hadadera. Girl ito, neh! Actually, daig ko pa ang gerl sa ugali. Daig ko pa noon ang kanilan hinhin at lambot.

At malamang kung nag-high school ako sa San Beda, malamang nakilala ko siya nang mas maaga. Malamang naipakita niya sa akin kung gaano niya ako minahal nang hindi natatakot na baka kastiguhin siya ng lipunan. Malamang naglampungan na kami nang maraming beses at siguradong mas nanaisin niyang ma-dyug ako kesa sa mga kyokpok na nakilala niya.

Punyetang swimming pool kasi.


INTERMISSION NUMBER: Atlantika Music Video

Atlantika is an upcoming fantasy series on GMA. Here's a music video of the show, which made me curious on watching it. It looked soooo beautiful for a Philippine TV show.


RANDOM HOT MEN: Cosmopolitan Philippines Bachelor Bash 2006 (Men Galore!)

I'm telling you. This event has never been catered to girls. Cosmo Bachelor Bash is created for the gays' satisfaction.

And instead of hiring elusive celebrities and models who back out on the last minute, Cosmopolitan organized a massive go-see featuring average guys with above-average looks. Doctors, call center agents, grad students, you name it, there are bound to be the hotties and they were all housed in one roof.

Again, all for gays' satisfaction. Enjoy!



1) Maruja Radio is temporarily unavailable, mostly due to my fault. I forgot to log-in to my myfilehut account within 30 days, so...zzzt...all of the files are gone. Will update the radio as soon as possible with new tracks.

2) Check out my newest recommendation. Enter the Laughter is not your ordinary mommy blog. It's a funny way of looking at life.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

The Maruja Video Overload

I hope the one-week delay did not bore you to death.

Because of my uber-busy, work-loaded schedule, I have accepted the fact that I won't be posting as often as I want. That is why I always make sure that every new post I publish is worth visiting and reading.

And you know what's weird? Even though I only have two posts so far for this month, my readership increased significantly. In fact, it doubled. Am I unconsciously doing some Search Engine Optimization in my blog?


I would like to thank my dear readers for your kind comments about my first ever Tagalog post. Even though it was the cause of my demerit at I Talk Too Much, I think that the entry showed more about me.

That is why I have decided to post at least a Tagalog entry on my posts. Taray, 'di ba?



Ang sarap makalanghap ng lalake. Kaya naman minsan hindi ko mapigilan ang aking sariling makipagsikiskan sa kasuluk-sulukan ng Maynila para lang makabili--o maka-TY, ganda ko kasi--ng lalake.

Kaya lang, sa sobrang bisi-bisihan ko sa aking mga trabaho, nawala na ang oras ko para sa mga panandaliang sarap. Kung tutuusin, nakakasawa rin naman.

Lagi kong iniisip kung magkakaroon kaya ng lalakeng nakalaan para sa akin. Yun bang mamahalin ako higit sa pagmamahal ko sa sarili. Naku, mukhang malabo 'yun. Feeling ko kasi, hindi naman ako basta-basta makakahanap ng ganoong mhin kung saan lang. Sabi ko nga sa sarili ko, "You can't find love at such a random place."

Hay...sana nga may makilala ako, o baka naman kilala ko na?



I didn't get to watch this year's UAAP Cheerdance Competition because I attended a family affair last week. I was delighted when I read my sister's text message saying that Salinggawi Dance Troupe of my alma mater University of Santo Tomas won for the fifth time in a row, and eighth time overall! It took me days for me to watch the videos on Youtube and Salinggawi truly deserves the title.

Congratulations to the Great Salinggawi Dance Troupe! You truly are the pride of our school!

Also, congratulations to Far Eastern University Cheering Squad for winning second place. I have always believed that you guys are the true threat of our squad.

Did I miss anybody? I guess not.


BLOG LIFE: Encantadia Writer to Asiatic Neil: Sue me!

I recently received a comment from one of the writers of Encantadia, a popular fantasy TV series in the Philippines. Apparently, my site was linked to a forum and it discussed about the issue of plagiarism that Asiatic Neil pointed out.

To give you a refresher, I posted an entry about my very short stint as an aspiring film writer, only to be dropped off from the line-up and later learned that one of my concepts became a working project for the film company. Click here to know more about it.

Asiatic Neil posted a comment that he said was a perfect example of what happened to me, and it involved Encantadia.

Anyway, here's what writer Suzette Doctolero had to say about the issue.

"I am the concept developer and headwriter of Encantadia. I have never been to CvSU o kahit sa LaSalle Dasma. Ni hindi rin ako naging judge sa alinmang pakontes nila. Ni wala rin akong nakakausap na student from both school. So is this a joke? Tsismis (Rumors)? Or tall tale lang? Because nakakasira ng reputasyon ito lalo na at pinag-uusapan na ito sa PEX (at sinagot ko na).

My take, fan ng enca ang sinasabi mong friend mo at para magpa-impressed sa iyo, sinabi niyang ninakaw sa kanya ang ideya. At taga abs na pala siya now?

I will not ask you his name, but pls tell him na alam ko na ang akusasyon niya and pls tell him to stop taking credit for something na di niya ginawa or kung ipipilit niya.. magdemanda siya.. and i am more than willing to face him in court.

Masakit manakawan. Pero masakit din na maakusahan. Parehong krimen iyon sa mata nating mga writers.

Also, nalulungkot ako at nakaranas na pala ang blogger ng site na ito na manakawan. I remember one BS ng GMA na galing din sa ABS at sinabing nanakawan din siya ng concept ng movie outfit ng ABS. Baka magkakilala kayo? I wish hindi ka magsawang magsulat."

(I have never been to CvSU or to La Salle Dasmarinas. I was never even became a judge of any of their competitions. And I don't know any student from both schools. Is this a joke? Rumor? Or simply a tall tale? Because this definitely destroy one's reputation especially that it is being discussed in PEX--PinoyExchange.com--which I already answered.

I think that your friend is a fan of Encantadia and in order to impress you, he told you that his idea was stolen from it. And he works in ABS-CBN now?

I will not ask you his name, but please tell him that I am aware of the accusation and stop taking credit from something that he wasn't involved in. If he insists, he could just sue me, and I'd be more than willing to face him in court.

It hurts to have your idea stolen by others, but it equally hurts to be accused wrongfully. These are both crimes among us writers.

And I am deeply hurt to learn that the writer of this blog had his idea stolen. I remember one BS [?} who works in GMA Network who used to work in ABS-CBN. He said his concept was stolen by ABS-CBN's movie outfit. Maybe you know each other? And I hope you won't stop writing.)

Thank you for taking time to comment. It is quite a long time for someone to react over this issue.

Anyway, I hope Asiatic Neil would tell his friend about this. Would you be willing to answer?


INTERMISSION NUMBER: Philippine Idol Girls

I have always believed that the girl semi-finalists in Philippine Idol are way better than the boys. I was proven right.

Last week, I got lucky to have tickets to watch Philippine Idol live. So, with my sister and her boyfriend in tow, we went to SM Megamall to witness this latest TV phenomenon.

We were in for a treat! These girls are the most talented bunch!

Now, I want my international readers to play a game. There are three videos here, only one of them is in the finals while the other two had to go through a Wildcard Round (the results of which will be announced later).

First up is Pow Chavez, who is openly lesbian. She sings a classic Filipino love song "Ikaw Lamang" (Only You).

Next up is Mau Marcelo who sings "Sweet Love" by Anita Baker.

And finally, my bet Ira Marasigan singing "Mr. Melody."

Now, can you guess who got in? Just leave a comment.

For more Philippine Idol videos, just look at my youtube account "empressmaruja", or to "idolfanatic", "simoncowell26" and "shadowhide" for full episode videos.


RANDOM HOT MEN: More of Twilight Dancers

The country's censors board (who disguises themselves as a "ratings board") has just given "Twilight Dancers" a rating of Triple-X. I think that's absurd.

Empress Maruja rates Twilight Dancers Triple-A: Absolutely Astonishing and Appetizing!

Feast your eyes on these...



1) Guess what? It's my birthday today! Care for a birthday gift? :)

2) Also, Maruja Recommends is now open! If you want your site to get recommended, just leave a comment here and I'll review each and every site. Thanks!

Happy birthday to me...happy birthday to me...

Monday, September 04, 2006

The Extreme Side of the Empress

I just read the review of my site over at I Talk Too Much.

Again, don't go "warla" since I volunteered to have my baby smacked. Anyway, I'm lucky that an Asian guy reviewed my site and this is what Charles R. has to say about my one-year-old blog.

Well, it wasn't bad as you might think.

A rating of three (never mind the automatic deduction) is pretty rare in that site. My blog will remain the same...true to itself, sometimes well thought-off, and long posts.

Because, as you know, I like mine long.

If you have been loyally following my site, you probably memorized by now that I have two jobs: a nightly outsourcing job that I got in recently (I'm pretty sure Americans are beginning to itch on lynching me for taking their jobs); and my writing job at a children's show that I take at least thrice a week.

Boy, working in two different industries created some kind of extremes on me.

Read on...



My nightly outsourcing job is about a month old and it feels so tiresome. No, it's not that I don't like the job at all (I mean, why would I complain about a job that pays me a hefty sum?). It's just that, after 3 weeks, I have yet to make friends in the workplace.

My persona in the nightly workplace is a shy, timid writer who sits by the corner of the room typing endlessly on the computer.

But why am I afraid to make friends? Am I not supposed to be the cheerful, humorous, out-of-this-world fag hag? Answer is, the environment in the workplace is prtty much unfamiliar to me up to now. For one, most of the workers are men. Straight men. I am supposed to deal with straight men with a little coy and a little brushing the hair to show my ears, but hey, you are not supposed to flirt with your co-workers.

Especially if you are the only one of two gays in the workplace.

Result is that the Empress is so socially miserable at nighttime. He takes his meals alone, types on the computer with his headphones on while listening to dance music through YM (wishing that his Saturday nights are that upbeat), conferring to his supervisor on some work-related issues.

I know, I know I'm supposed to be the one to break the ice in times like this, but what am I supposed to talke to them? That I don't smoke (which would probably turn off most of the workmates)? That I religiously watch Philippine Idol (which I am not ashamed of, thank you very much)? That I like boys?

Sigh...I think it would probably take long before I have any form of social life on that company.

But the workplace has its quirks, since most of the employes are men. One time the place was totally quiet, then all of a sudden a group of guys protested, "Bryan farted! Bryan farted!"

Another officemate would play one song ("Binibining Sexy") over and over on his PC speakers until we all would laugh at first and eventually all of our ears would bleed.

So, yeah, it's pretty much fun. I just don't know how to be in that kind of fun.



The children's show that I work on has, again, undergone shuffling of its hosts. This would have been the fourth time our executive producer did so, more than Destiny's Child eliminated and added and eliminated its members.

Unlike the previous switcheroos that had got to do with overaged hosts and weak hosting, our EP decided to drop two of our show's five hosts because a potential sponsor says so.

And you know what's major? One of the eliminated hosts is a niece of her friend. Let's call the kid Bianca.

I can't blame our EP for such a move. The show needs to survive, and in the process our children's show become some sort of Survivor, wherein almost no one is immuned for elimination.

The elimination happened right smack at the show's second year anniversary. The team set up a party for the hosts and some of the viewers (and I didn't know that there ARE people watching our show). It was filled with great catered food and some sponsored food from Gardenia Bread and McDonald's.

Telling them about the bad news while celebrating is not a good thing, but what can I do? I'm not running the show alone.

Anyway, days later some of my TV colleagues discussed, among other things, the stolen McDonald's hamburgers during the party. A whole box of burgers went kaput...gone; that along with toy giveaways from McDo and other food items. We were so frustrated since the fast food is supposed to be for the production team who didn't each much since we are organizing the party and there was an extreme shortage of toys that were supposed to be given away to the kids present at the celebration.

One of my workmates said that it was Bianca's mother who was spotted hoarding the toys and foodstuff into their vehicle while we were partying.

Hearing that, I exclaimed: "Is eliminating Bianca from the show a karma for hoarding all the food?"

We all giggled.

I do admit that I was sad that Bianca had to go, really. I think she was the most improved among the hosts. But the one thing I didn't like about her is not exactly her per se.

Every shoot, she brings her whole family in. As in always. The first time I got into the show, and that was on a field location, Bianca brought her mother, father, little brother, even her aunt and her two crying children. At first I thought all they wanted was an all-expense paid vacation, and I can't complain since Bianca is supposed to be "untouchable", her being a niece of the EP's good friend.

Since then, it has become a norm for our shoot, despite our efforts to enforce a "one child, one parent" policy. Bianca's mother would always say that the little brother would cry and whine when his sister is away for the shoot, that's why they always have to bring him in (including the father).

Since Bianca's family clearly violated the rule, I couldn't blame other hosts whenever they bring their siblings and other relatives in the shoot.

Oh well, at least it's all over. The tribe has spoken.



Watching the Top 12 Men's performance of Philippine Idol is a great experience, although how I wished King Daddy managed to get some passes for us to watch in live.

Anyway, the Top 4 Men in the voting poll would automatically get in the Top 12 Finalists. I am so glad that one of my male bets, Paul Andrae Ybanez, got in. I think he was the best performer that night.

But then again, I thought Philippine Idol had it version of Vote for the Worst, since the obviously-worst candidates got in the Finals. I was flaming mad when I heard about it. Grrr...I guess their respective social networks won.

Here's proof.

I understood why Reymond Sajor got in: sympathy votes.

Still, I prefer watching Philippine Idol rather than Pinoy Dream Academy (the local version of the defunct The One). My sister flipped the channel and all we saw is a concert about cats, dogs, chickens, and monkeys.

I'm not kidding. All of the contestants were dressed in animal costumes and sang songs about cats, dogs, chickens, and monkeys. How degrading.



Everytime I see him on TV, model Alvin Alfonso always have that humorous aura around him. I ever I would give him my patented blowjob, he would probably be laughing (in a good way).



1) Man! The power went off while I'm finishing my blog. Now I have to rush this and buy quickie dinner for my siblings to feast on. And eventually, I'd be late for my night shift. Grrr...

2) Congratulations to my dear friend JV Almazan for winning in this year's Carlos Palanca Awards, which is the Philippine version of the literary Pulitzer Prize. His one-act play in Filipino won second prize! Also, my Filipino professor back in college (Mr. Eros Atalia) won first prize in his entry for Filipino short story! Wow! Now I feel frustrated for not joining this year. I'd better be sure to join next time, and nail it!

3) Don't forget to visit Philippine Idol Updates, your source for everything Philippine Idol. Shameless plug...hihi!

4) My sincere condolences to my TV workmate Arniel (our head writer). His father passed away this morning. Let's pause a while and pray for his repose.