July 27, 2010

Look, Ji-hoo’s back!


Just when you thought they'd stop at Meteor Garden, Group8 announces that they're currently working on the Korean-remake of the popular idol drama It Started with a Kiss. With their penchant for recycling actors from past productions, guess who got casted as the lead guy?


None other than Yoon Ji-hoo himself, Kim Hyun-joong. Notice the "Keanu-Reeves-school-of-acting" expression in the pic? Me and my sister aren't too fond of the actor. He managed to hog the spotlight in BoF, no thanks to a scriptwriter fangirl, ultimately sacrificing what could have been a potential backstory for another F4 member.


He's paired this time around with newbie actress, Jung So-min. Are they cute together or not?

I think I’ll go for My Girlfriend is a Gumiho instead. :)

July 26, 2010

I’d rather have you off my TV screens…

Yes, there are just some people we cannot stand to see on television. It's not just because we cannot stand their personality. It could either be we've grown tired of hearing their issues or they just don't have what it takes to leave a lasting impression on the small screen. Networks just couldn't care less because these people rake in big bucks for the company. But if I really had a choice, here are just some of those I would permanently boot off my TV screen:


CHARICE - *ducks from tomatoes thrown by rabid fans* I do not care if people would say we should be proud of her because she is Pinoy. The girl is just unlikeable. Even when she's trying to sound humble and overwhelmed about her achievements, part of it still comes off snotty. And it doesn't help that she has such... uhhhmm, how would I say it... passionate fans who don't seem to realize that people are entitled to their own opinions about liking her or not. Don't even get me started about that Glee guesting.

MELASON - Never did, and still couldn't get the "masa" appeal their loveteam supposedly embodied. Melai's manner of speaking irritates me to no end and Jason's "deer-caught-in-the-headlights" look isn't really helping either. But yeah, people love them so I guess we're stuck with their antics for now.

KRIS AQUINO - Opinions on her are quite polarizing. One minute you'll love her candidness, the next thing you'll know is that she has effortlessly stolen your thunder. The lady thrives in attention. I'm just thankful she decided to give up SNN and The Buzz. One can only take that much with regards to another person's personal life.

MARIAN RIVERA - She used to be so likeable when she was doing afternoon soaps. What happened? Ohhh, right... Dingdong Dantes. Somehow when these two gravitated towards becoming a couple their likeability factor waned for me.

Before anyone thinks I have such crab mentality in me for only listing local artists, I have my beef with some foreign ones too. Like how I could never get the swooning over Taylor Lautner when he's just pretty meehh to me. Again it's nothing personal. I just don't like their faces being shoved at viewers constantly just short of hero-worshipping them.

This, is my Carnival entry for the week. :)

July 21, 2010

This is no A.L.I.A.S.

I like my heroines flawed. A sense of vulnerability makes them more human in the eyes of the viewing public. The first few minutes of Covert Affairs certainly did not give me that impression on Annie Walker. One would even be annoyed at how perfect she was. Seasoned traveler, polyglot, strikingly beautiful, single... quite the perfect candidate for someone the CIA wants within its people. It was Sydney Bristow all over again. Or so I thought.

July 19, 2010

Sky Cable goes digital…

Cebu City suffers from the misfortune of being stuck with Sky Cable as its only cable provider. There's Dream Satellite TV though but it's not as well-known in regular households. Now just imagine my sister's horror when she woke up two days ago to realize we were left with only 54 channels in our lineup - one channel short of KBS World. What? No K-drama fix? NOOOO! So off we are to subscribe to Sky's Silver Package for their digital offer. Anything for the love of extra channels to boot. I'm getting ETC and 2nd Avenue back! Besides, it's the closest thing we'll ever get to TiVo anyways.

Speaking of television, it feels weird not having any World Cup games to look forward to these days. Did one month just flew by in a snap? I miss my La Roja guys. Shallow as it may sound, the fact that they were eye-candies made it all the more easier to root for their team. Thank goodness for Tumblr though. That site feeds my need for Xabi, Iker and Nando picspams with occasional La Roja guapitos on the side.

July 17, 2010

Kung-Fu (Oranje style)


No one kicks my beloved Xabi in the chest and gets away with it. Bad move, Nigel de Jong! If karma didn’t bite the Oranje’s ass mid-way into the actual game… it painfully caught up with them in extra time. They were a huge disappointment. To say they played dirty would have been an understatement given the flurry of yellow cards handed throughout the duration of the game. But the long wait was worth it. La Furia Roja is one proof that prayers indeed work miracles. I have never prayed this hard for a favorite team of mine (OA, but true) and they pulled through convincingly. Surprisingly, the haters who strongly criticized Spain prior to finals were now squabbling amongst themselves what went wrong with the Netherlands.

New Home, New Beginnings...

I've moved my blog to Wordpress. Just some slight tweaking though with my previous entries because I am such a stickler for order. I can never stand seeing my entries not formatted properly. This is the very reason why I usually end up changing blog templates every month. Let's see how this goes with my new home. Hopefully more productive blog entries to come! :)

Speaking of new beginnings, I am happy to say I got accepted for the job I had interviewed for a few weeks ago. It's a lot more complicated than my current job description but I went for it as a challenge. I officially start training in August. In the meantime, we are still awaiting news regarding my replacement (for my current department). It took a promotion before TPTB could act on hiring additional manpower for one of the largest accounts in the company. Our staffing had been bleeding for close to four months already!

But enough of my bitterness. It is time to leave that all behind. I look forward with eagerness to my new responsibility and working for a new boss. Now is the time to embrace change.

July 8, 2010

Vampires Suck

Now, now… before anyone flames me for the subject of this post, I was actually referring to this parody movie brought to you by the makers of Disaster Movie (and the Scary Movie franchises). Campy as it looks, anything that pokes fun at Twilight is worthy of my attention. I almost didn’t recognize Matt Lanter as the movie’s “Edward”. This looks fun. Maybe I’ll ask my brother to download it a few months from now.

July 7, 2010

The week that was…


The World Cup has taken over my life. Well, sort of. It's just that I have been rooting for Spain since the tournament started and now it's pretty annoying when people trashtalk the team in favor of Germany. The fan in me actually gets affected by all those black propaganda against La Furia Roja. But hey, you can never please everybody right? As my sister would say, "let them eat their cake and we'll eat ours too". It's a whatever floats your boat situation and I won't force them to like my team if they don't.

I also miss the academic atmosphere. Had I been the diligent type as a student, I would love to go back to school and take up a graduate course. But sadly, I wasn't blessed with such brains. I have a few officemates who enrolled this semester and I wish them luck in juggling work and studies. It ain't easy multi-tasking after all! :)

Lastly, I feel guilty for not being able to submit a Carnival entry last week. It was supposed to be a walk-in-the-park topic since I love FRIENDS! Sadly, real-life caught up and I just didn't have enough time to type my entry. I'll make up this week, and that's a promise!

July 3, 2010

It all ends here…

Full circle, anyone? The recently released teaser poster for Deathly Hallows showed the destruction of Hogwarts, the site of the final battle between the Dark Lord and The Boy Who Lived. Pretty depressing, yes. But it also showed how far along the series has progressed since starting out as a mere children’s flick back in 2001.

I will miss you, Harry Potter. It has been a great ten years of my life as a fangirl of the series and I am proud to be one.

La Furia Roja

These guys are my remaining hope for the World Cup. Who knew Brazil would fall to a shocking exit against the Netherlands? At this point in the competition, it is clearly anybody’s ballgame already. La Furia Roja has to survive. They have to!


I do not mind at all if people call them underachievers. It has been a slow and patient climb for them to the top. I cheered when they recovered from a disappointing loss to Switzerland and couldn’t be happier that they’re in the semi-finals after beating Portugal. Root for Argentina or Netherlands if you want, but win or lose… my money is still on these guys.

Good luck on the game against Paraguay!

July 1, 2010

San Iker


My sister and I can never quite figure out how he does this mannerism of his. But we found it cute. And so we spent the entire day trying to emulate it. Not to mention going through every Tumblr post that featured him and Xabi Alonso. Where were this guys during the 2006 World Cup games? Why did I not discover them before?
I am so sorry Brazil (or should I say, Kaka), but I am switching my allegiance to La Furia Roja. It’s not like I’m expecting them to reach the finals anyway. I’m taking it one game at a time. Maybe I connected more with the team since I sat through that entire game they had with Switzerland and rooted for them to recover afterwards.

The after-math of downsizing…


Some of my favorite shows are dropping some series regulars for next season! First there was AJ Cook and Paget Brewster. Just yesterday, Ask Ausiello confirmed that Emily VanCamp will be leaving Brothers and Sisters next season after two episodes. I guess this is one way of bringing in more love interests for Justin, huh? I actually liked him and Rebecca together. They had chemistry. But they had a lot of issues between the two of them, not to mention the history between their families.

Primary reason for the downsizing seems to be budget cuts. Oh well, perhaps this will serve as a lesson for me not to be too emotionally attached to a certain show. I hate it when cast members leave!
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