Wednesday, June 29, 2011

INTERESTING BLOG OF THE MONTH ~ JUNE 2011

It's IBOTM time again and I'm happy to introduce you our newest IBOTM awardee for this month.

Blog Title What's Up!?

Blog Author
Raffy

What Is Your Blog All About?
My blog is about anything under the sun. I can post whatever I want to post there.
When And How did you start Blogging?


I started blogging in September 2009. My cousin encouraged me to blog, she said that her manager earned much in blogging. "What's Up!?" is my very first site. I chose this title to show or introduce the latest in different fields, just like what is stated in the blog description on the header. Moreover, I wanted to develop my writing creativity because I wanted to be a professional writer in the future.


Blogs I Like (Characteristics)

I like informative, creative, entertaining, stimulating and artistic blogs. I also like travel and photoblogs(which I don't have).

Blogs I Dislike (Characteristics)

I don't like blogs that contain obscenity. We know that when we publish your blogposts, we already are accountable to several matters that we posted.
What Motivates you to Blog?

The reader's curiosity and enthusiasm motivate me to blog. I remember when I was a small boy, I was an inquisitive one. I often asked many questions to my mother, questions brought by curiosity of an innocent child because the world where he lives is new. I asked questions like "Is the moon as big as my thumbnail?", "What is inside a tooth?". Now, I share my knowledge and experiences to those people who are like me before.
Who Are your Target Readers?
My target reader is the general public. Since my blog is about anything that tickle anybody's interest, anyone can read it. In fact,
I occasionally receive some feedbacks from students, professionals, fellow bloggers and older people that they enjoy reading my blog.
What is Your Most Favorite post and Why?
I have many favorite posts in my site. Few are: Writing is a Powerful Tool, Magboblog Din Kaya Si Rizal Kung Nabubuhay Siya Ngayon?,Killer Buses in EDSA.

Things We Should Expect from your Blog these succeeding months
Expect more from my blog. I became idle for almost 9 months last year and now that I'm back (with the vengeance...joke) and becoming more active in blogging, expect the unexpected hahaha!
Tips For Our Readers About Blogging

I just want to add the bloggers here. For bloggers, concentrate and give your best in blogging. Think everyday that you are the best blogger in the blogosphere. Be a credible writer because the whole world is reading you. For readers, be intelligent. Don't just believe in everything that you have read, instead, make some research. Digest everything you read and find facts about things that you are doubtful and that you want to believe in to.

Thank you so much Raffy
for allowing me to feature your very interesting blog. Please do take this "Excellent Site Award" as a matter of appreciation.

Follow Raffy at What's Up!?
You can follow his other blogs too (Midnightblue, Over My Cup of Coffee, NOW, Songs of our Lives, Beyond the Horizon, The World of Paranormal, El Caviteño Rapido,Tech It andBusiness As Usual)
Watch out for my next month IBOTM Awardee.
Once again, this is Bluedreamer and Raffy
, Breaking the Boundaries!

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Health Benefits of Compression Stockings

Are you fond of wearing stockings guys? Well, i know most women do but i wasn't aware that there are stockings for men too. Oh well, maybe because i am not a sporty guy around here and so i don't have any idea about those so called compression stockings which are mostly used by athletes. What's more interesting is the fact that these compression stockings or support hose are said to improve blood circulation and medically proven to reduce the symptoms of varicose veins.
Well, improved blood circulations has lots of benefits. It reduces the risk of possible heart-related diseases. It helps promote cell growth and organ function too. And oh, it makes your skin healthy too.
Who would have thought that it could be as big deal as this? I might consider wearing jobst compression stockings every time i jog but i will wearing jogging pants then haha. Yikes, I know they are fashion statement already but i just don't see myself running with stockings unless it could so stylish and in haha.
We sometimes make fun of stockings by wearing it to our face, making us look hilariously funny haha.
Have a great day guys and Happy blogging to all.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

We're Half Way Done!

Yay! we're half way done with our Cosplay Crafts. Four more crafts to go. Before that, lemme share you five of our finished cosplay crafts. You can visit our Art Blog for the illustrated step by step procedures.Ben 10 Omnitrix

Dragon Wings

Again, we have 4 more crafts to be featured so we might extend our Cosplay theme up to the first week of July. Hope to see you there guys.

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Random Notes And Someone Like You

Some sort of random notes or should I say series of unfortunate events.
► I had an issue with my ATM withdrawal last week. The machine ate my cash and have to wait for a week before the bank send the money back to my card. I was thinking, how if a man needs it badly, how if he needs to buy something really important like medicine for his ill son for example? Don't tell me he has to wait for a week or two before he gets his money back? That's very ridiculous. Oh well, i guess that's one of the disadvantages of ATM cards.
►Since i wasn't in the mood for writing last week, my pending PBs reached up to 46! Wazz up with that? Errrr, why is it so hard to earn money??? Anyway, good thing i managed to finish them all. I managed to keep myself away from Twitter, Facebook, Resident Evil, Movies for awhile haha they are such procrastinators. My fingers are like itching to access them haha good thing my willingness to finish my PBs once and for all prevailed more. Whew..
►And because i'm too busy with the PBs, i failed to do my daily blog hopping routine (again???). Okay punch me now!!
►Silly me! I bought 3 blank CDs last Saturday hoping that i can burn them and transfer all my music files on them. I spent 5 hours downloading those songs only to find out that my computer is not capable of burning CDs what a shame! I'm still using CD-rom what the? Must upgrade it so soon...
►My beloved Fritzy, the kitty i found outside our house, left us! My Auntie took her. Well, i am confident that she's in good hands but so sad she left us so early.. sigh..
►Anyway, despite of all these unfortunate events haha, I'm lucky to have Adele by my side. Okay, i save her songs on my phone and i keep my phone on my side, so I have Adele by my side right??? hahaha. I'm so addicted to one of her new songs. So soothing and relaxing to hear. There's nothing can be better than a plain piano music in the background, accompanied by her amazing vocals.
Here's Someone Like You for my MM entry for this week
You can really feel the song... so heart breaking...

Just in case the first video didn't work


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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Online Casino Danmark and ATM Trouble

Exciting! That's the best way to describe my newest online csino discovery. I used to be so addicted into games easily especially if i really find them interesting , enjoying and worth playing. Well, i am not really into gambling genre but i have tried playing such games several times already.
Actually i am more into Role playing video games and as a matter of fact, i am keeping myself busy now with Resident Evil 5. Okay fine! I know I'm so outdated with the game and I know that almost every gamer today is going gaga over the latest version but who cares? I love the game and I don't mind playing it over and over again. Though playing such game can be very boring sometimes especially if you're playing it alone and you keep seeing the same view all the time. That's why i find online games more interesting especially online casinos since you will be opposing to real players online. It is more challenging indeed since you will be dealing with real money here. And just like what Kenny Rogers said in one of his songs "If you're gonna play the game, boy, ya, gotta learn to play it right" which is so true. You have to be very wise in this game and it is a wise move to quit the game after winning several bets. Just like when you're playing spin palace, one of the most reputable casino site on the web provided by online casino danmark. It's really wise to quit sometimes either you won several bets or if you're losing the game consecutively. The luck will always not be in your hands.
Playing casino games like casinoeuro isn't bad at all as long as you play moderately. The issue actually starts when someone tend to bet more or even double his stakes when he won. Remember that the bigger your bet is, the bigger the amount you will lose.
Just play it all for fun that's all!
Anyway, it seems that i failed to update this blog for a week. Sigh! Should catch things up again and will be on blog hopping mode later on.
See yah guys!
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By the way, just had an issue with my ATM withdrawal last week. The machine ate my cash. I dunno how to address the problem actually but i stayed for more than 6 hours outside the bank , waiting them to open haha. So embarrassing, i thought I can never bring my cash back. It was my first time so i was really freaked out. I even placed a fake "Off Line" sign on that ATM machine just to avoid other people from that machine LOL. After 6 hours of waiting, i was able to report my issue with that bank. They told me that the money will be return to my debit card after a week! What????? It was really irritating!! I was just planning to withdraw that money to buy something to eat that night. I was out of cash so i really need to withdraw. Should blame it to Balut and that very tempting Balut vendor grrrgh!!
Anyway, got my cash back today. Cheers!!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

TOP FIVE WORLD'S HIGHEST PAID MUSICIANS

Today, will share you another top five entry taken from the latest and official list of Forbes.
Here's
TOP FIVE WORLD'S HIGHEST PAID MUSICIANS

TOP 5 WORLD'S HIGHEST PAID MUSICIAN
"MICHAEL BUBLE"

($70 million)
He has won several awards, including two Grammy Awards and multiple Juno Awards. He found worldwide commercial success with his 2005 album It's Time, and his 2007 album Call Me Irresponsible was an even bigger success, reaching number one on the Canadian Albums Chart, the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, the Australian ARIA Albums Chart and the European charts. Bublé has sold more than 35 million albums worldwide.This Canadian crooner rode a lucrative concert tour, heavy radio play and strong album sales all the way to a spot among music’s top five earners.

TOP 4 WORLD'S HIGHEST PAID MUSICIAN
"LADY GAGA"

($90 million)

Obviously the youngest among the list (JB made it to top 10 too). Gaga came to prominence following the release of her debut studio album The Fame (2008), which was a critical and commercial success and achieved international popularity with the singles "Just Dance" and "Poker Face"Inspired by glam rock artists like David Bowie, Elton John and Queen, as well as pop singers such as Madonna and Michael Jackson, Gaga is well-recognized for her outré sense of style in fashion, in performance and in her music videos. Her contributions to the music industry have garnered her numerous achievements including five Grammy Awards, among twelve nominations; two Guinness World Records; and the estimated sale of 15 million albums and 51 million singles worldwide. Gaga has been included in Time magazine's annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world as well as being listed in a number of Forbes' annual lists. The singer grossed $170 million on 137 shows in 22 countries over the past 12 months. Gaga also rakes in additional cash for heavy radio play, recorded music sales and endorsement deals from Polaroid, Virgin Mobile, Monster Cable, Viva Glam and others.

TOP 3 WORLD'S HIGHEST PAID MUSICIAN
"ELTON JOHN"

($100 million)
In his four-decade career John has sold more than 250 million records, making him one of the most successful artists of all time. His single "Candle in the Wind 1997" has sold over 33 million copies worldwide, and is the best selling single in Billboard history. He has more than 50 Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive No. 1 US albums, 56 Top 40 singles, 16 Top 10, four No. 2 hits, and nine No. 1 hits. He has won six Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Tony Award. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him Number 49 on its list of the 100 greatest artists of all time. Sir Elton has sold 250 million records worldwide over the past 30 years and isn't slowing down, grossing $204 million on 102 live shows in the past 12 months.

TOP 2 WORLD'S HIGHEST PAID MUSICIAN
"BON JOVI"

($125 million)
The band became known for writing several rock anthems and achieved widespread recognition with their third album, Slippery When Wet, released in 1986. Throughout their career, the band have released eleven studio albums, three compilation albums and one live album, and have sold 130 million records worldwide. They have performed more than 2,600 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans, and were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006. The band was also honored with the Award of Merit at the American Music Awards in 2004. The band grossed $200 million playing 74 shows over the past 12 months and released a greatest hits album.

THE WORLD'S HIGHEST PAID MUSICIAN
"U2"

($195 million)
Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have maintained a recognisable sound built on melodic instrumentals, highlighted by The Edge's textural guitar playing and Bono's expressive vocals. Their lyrics, often embellished with spiritual imagery, focus on personal themes and sociopolitical concerns. U2 have released 12 studio albums and are among the best-selling groups in popular music, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide. They have won 22 Grammy Awards, more than any other band. In 2005, U2 were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. Rolling Stone ranked U2 at number 22 in its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". By the time U2's two-year trek ends this summer, the band will have sold $700 million worth of tickets over two years and played to more than 7 million people.
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You can check the rest of the list Here.

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

For my Lola

Yikes! I failed to update this blog for almost a week! Need to catch things up, I'll be on a blog hopping mode later.
Anyway, this is a very special post. I am dedicating this to my late Grandma. I used to be a Grandma's boy and I really miss my Lola (grandma) so bad. It was her First Death Anniversary last Saturday. I don't think i can use the word "celebrate" for this since celebration talks more about parties or happy gatherings.(Picture of my grandma with Milzon and Mirasol)
My lola and I were really close to each other she's like my great adviser. I'm sure if she's here with me now, She will definitely encourage me to fix the gap between me and my father and will force me to greet my dad this Father's Day.
How I wish God gave her more years to stay so that i can show her all my achievements, i can invite her to my wedding day and I can introduce her to my kids. It's really hard to accept that you just lost someone who is really close to you, someone that you spend your whole life with. It's hard but i have to accept the fact that she's gone. I know that she's with my Lolo (grandpa) now and she's happy to where she is now.
I remember we used to listen to our favorite radio station together. I used to sing with her too especially when the station is playing her favorite songs. My Grandma is the reason why i love Old music.
So today, i'll be sharing one of her favorite songs from Julio Iglesias. I remember we used to sing this together especially the "cucurucucu" part since that's the only part I know haha. So Lola if you're listening now, this is for you.

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Knowing More About Merchant Accounts

Are you guys familiar with the so called "Merchant Accounts?" If you often use your Paypal, then I'm sure you encounter this term most of the time. If you work online and Paypal is the Linkonly way for you to get your payments, then most likely you know how this Merchant Account works. It is a just a type of bank account that allows businesses to accept or to send payment by debit or credit cards.
In my case, i used to link my debit card in my Paypal account for every online transactions that i do. It's either i purchase something online or the company sent me the payments via Paypal. I'm not eligible for Credit card yet so I'm still lucky that I can still use my Debit card for my Online Job.
Again, online job is different from online business. Here's where Merchant Account comes in. If you're planning to start your business online (which is really in demand today), then choosing the right Merchant account is the first thing that you have to consider. Yup! There are many trusted merchant accounts out there other than Paypal.
Free Merchant Account Advisor, as what the site's name suggests, can be a great tool for you to find the right Credit Card Processing Companies and so as other trusted PayPal Alternative.
And the best of all, the site is offering their service for FREE. They got this 3 minute Intelligent Online interview and then they will give you their recommendations whether what Merchant Account suits your business.
So if you guys are planning to start a business online and if you're still not sure what Merchant Account service to use, ask the experts! Visit them at their site (link provided in this post) and see how much they can help you.

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Monday, June 13, 2011

TOP FIVE GREATEST HITS FROM STEPS

It's Music Monday again and I'm in a 90's mood today so I will share my favorite 90's group who is known for releasing choreographed singles. They are the "Steps".

I started to appreciate music of the late 90s. This is when Music is still innocent and alive. No explicit and daring dance moves! Steps is known for their dance songs and most of their hits are cover versions. They are considered as the Modern ABBA.
Remember H, Lisa, Lee, Claire and Faye?
Well, since it's quite hard to pick one, i decided to make my Music Monday the top five way again. Listed below are my personal favorites and done subjectively.
Are you ready? 5. 6, 7, 8!

TOP FIVE GREATEST HITS FROM STEPS

TOP 5 GREATEST HIT FROM STEPS
"DEEPER SHADE OF BLUE"


This is one of their last singles before the group disbanded. The group is known for choreographed videos and this is one of my favorites. The music video has a futuristic style, with the group wearing blue Latex uniforms for the dance sequences and each transforming into a darker alter-ego during the video.I love the message of the song too! We all have dark sides right?


TOP 4 GREATEST HIT FROM STEPS
"TRAGEDY"


Okay... everyone... let's do it together... let's put both hands parallel to the sides of our head haha.. That is the trade mark of this song. Steps made the song more groovy and they made it sound more current. It is an original Bee Gees song. I preferred this version than the original haha.


TOP 3 GREATEST HIT FROM STEPS
"CHAIN REACTION"


Unlike Tragedy, i still prefer the version of Diana Ross. I'm a big fan of Diana actually and because they cover a Diana Song, i will put them, biasly here in the third spot. LOL.
But Steps did great with their version of Chain reaction. Almost sound as the original but with synchronized parts. Oh they performed the song with Cliff Richards too. very interesting.

TOP 2 GREATEST HIT FROM STEPS
"5, 6, 7, 8"


I can never forget the first dance i have ever memorized LOL... I still know the steps... want me to teach you LOL. I remember we are required to perform something for our group in school and my leader chose this song.. so we had no choice but to dance the silly aerobic-like moves... anyway, it's not that silly during that time haha In fact, everyone is crazy about it.
This is their first hit.

THE GREATEST HIT FROM STEPS
"LAST THING ON MY MIND"

An original Bananarama song. Actually, i know nothing about Bananarama that time so i thought this is their original piece. Anyway, when they sing the chorus on this vid, each member is singing a scene is similar to ABBA's Mamma Mia. By the way, is it just me? I find Faye looks like Christina Aguilera?
Yay! hope you enjoyed my MM entry for this week... please lemme know if the videos are working or not so that i can replace them immediately.


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Thursday, June 9, 2011

TOP FIVE MOST POPULAR ANIME BANDS

Heya! Here's another Anime-related entry for you guys. I've mentioned in my early post that I will make an entry related to K-On and so I ended up with this category. Listed below are five of the most notable anime bands. Enjoy! I also included Youtube Videos showing their performances.

TOP FIVE MOST POPULAR ANIME BANDS

TOP 5 MOST POPULAR ANIME BAND
"GIRLS DEAD MONSTER"

(FROM ANGEL'S BEAT)
The story takes place in the afterlife and focuses on Otonashi, a boy who lost his memories of his life after dying. He is enrolled into the afterlife school and meets a girl named Yuri who invites him to join the SSS—an organization she leads which fights against God. The SSS fight against the student council president Angel, a girl with supernatural powers. The Anime introduced a girl band known as Girls Dead Monster who became a part of the SSS organization and whose objective in the SSS is to cause a diversion from other activities the SSS is engaged in, while on the surface appearing to be a normal all female band. This includes distracting Angel and a large number of "normal" students and teachers at the school Yuri deems "non-player characters" as they are not human, but look and act the part.
(Girls Dead Monster ~ My Song)



TOP 4 MOST POPULAR ANIME BAND
"ENOZ"

(FROM THE MELANCHOLY OF HARUHI SUZUMIYA)

ENOZ is an acronym which derives from the last names of each of the members; Miyuki Enomoto (Vocalist/guitarist), Takako Nakanishi(guitarist), Mikuzi Okajimi(drummer), and Mai Zaizen (bassist). One of the most remarkable moment from this anime is when Haruhi and Yuki performed for this band in Live Alive during the Cultural Festival when Miyuki and Takako were injured. The name “ENOZ” is a parody of a real-life J-Pop band named “ZONE”. Due to this, instead of 3 members as originally written in the novel, the band has 4 members in the Anime. The instruments that ENOZ use mirror that of what the ZONE members use, and even the name of the members are also similar to that of the real ZONE.
(ENOZ feat. Haruhi and Yuki ~ God Knows)


TOP 3 MOST POPULAR ANIME BAND
"BLACKSTONES"

(FROM NANA)
I haven't watched the anime yet but i heard so many positive reviews about Nana. As a matter of fact, this Manga-turned-anime was also adapted into a film. The manga derives its title from the name of the two main characters, both of whom are called Nana. One comes from a small town and follows her friends and boyfriend to Tokyo with the hope of having the dream life that she wishes for. The other comes to Tokyo with the goal of making it big with her band, Black Stones. Nana Osaki is a punk singer who wants to debut with her band, Black Stones (BLAST for short), where she is the lead vocalist and her boyfriend, Ren, is the bassist. NanLinka Komatsu, the other Nana, has a habit of falling in love at first sight all the time, and depending on other people to help her. The two Nanas meet on a train by chance, both on their way to Tokyo. After a string of coincidences, they come to live together in an apartment numbered 707 (nana means "seven" in Japanese). Despite having contrasting personalities and ideals, the Nanas respect each other and become close friends.
While BLackStones begins to gain popularity at live gigs, the two Nanas face many other issues together, especially in the areas of friendship and romance. The story of Nana revolves heavily around the romance and relationships of the two characters as one seeks fame and recognition while the other seeks love and happiness.
(Blackstones ~ Lovin You)



TOP 2 MOST POPULAR ANIME BAND
"BECK"

(FROM BECK: MONGOLIAN CHOP SQUAD)
BECK tells the story of a group of Japanese teenagers who form a rock band. Yukio, known by his friends as "Koyuki", is a regular 14-year-old Japanese boy who enters junior high school with two childhood acquaintances. One is a pervert, and ironically the other is a highly sought after female student. Koyuki's boring life is changed when he saves an odd-looking dog, named Beck, from some kids. Beck's owner turns out to be an emerging rock musician, Ryūsuke Minami, who soon influences Koyuki to start playing the guitar, and even gives one to him. The story focuses on the trials and tribulations of their rock band named BECK, and Koyuki's relationships with the members of the band, in particular Ryûsuke Minami and his sister, Maho Minami. The manga contains many references and tributes to classic rock and popular culture. Nearly every other chapter has a mock cover of a popular rock album with characters from the manga in place of the people usually pictured, including Radiohead's The Bends, The Beatles' Rubber Soul, Oasis' Definitely Maybe and many more. It was also adapted in a Live action film.
(BECK ~ Hit In The USA) My favorite among their singles...likey likey


THE MOST POPULAR ANIME BAND
"AFTER SCHOOL TEA TIME"

(FROM K-ON)
I don't mean to be bias here but for me, K-On is the best anime among the list. Well, first, it's very light and the music are so nice and soothing to hear. K-On!'s story revolves around four Japanese high school girls who join Sakuragaoka Girl's High School's light music club to try to save it from being abolished. However, they are the only members of the club, and at first Yui Hirasawa, the main character, has no experience playing musical instruments or reading sheet music. Eventually, she learns how to be an excellent guitar player. Since then, Yui, bassist Mio Akiyama, drummer Ritsu Tainaka, and keyboardist Tsumugi Kotobuki spend their school days practicing, performing, or just hanging out together. In their second year of high school, the club welcomes another guitarist, an underclassman named Azusa Nakano. After Azusa joins, they gain more structure and begin to practice more.
For those who are looking for the lyrical version of my cousin's band cover of Fuwa Fuwa Time...
check this vid.

Hope you had fun..Happy blogging everyone!

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Summer Youth Camp

Too bad, i missed the Youth Summer Camp this year. I've been actively participating in yearly retreat of our church. I am Catholic but i also attend Christian worship and in fact, i served as a Youth Ministry leader for 3 consecutive years in our church. Anyway, Youth Summer Camp is probably one of the most exciting activities that we have in our Ministry. Again, that's a retreat so we will go to a place where we can have a solemn moment with God and it gives us an opportunity to know each Youth Members of our Ministry too. Just like those typical Summer camp, we will have some fun activities, games, camping and more. We will stay on that venue for 3 days and 3 nights and within that period of time, we are not allowed to use our gadgets like Cellphones, PSP, Laptop and more. You will definitely have a solemn time to pray , to confess and to wash all your sins. We will be guided by our pastors.
Okay, I'm not that super religious guy but I just love taking the responsibility and being a part of the said group. It helped me a lot in so many ways. It gives me an opportunity to meet different people and learn something from them. The Summer Camp that i attended last 2007 is probably the most remarkable one because they invited Brother Joel to preach for us. He then introduced us to his friend who shared a very heart wrenching story about his friend's past. (you can check my post here). I dare not to mention his name to respect his privacy of course. He told us how miserable his life was. He was an addict and he used to drown himself in alcohol almost everyday. I'm not sure how many Drug Treatment Programs he had before pulling himself up from that nightmare but with the help of those doctors and with the continuous support of his family and friend, he was able to recover from his addiction. And after completing his Drug Treatment, he decided to correct all his mistakes and take the right path. He is now preaching, traveling from one place to another just to share his experiences and to inspire others.
I remember, i have watched a video before ( I just can't find it in Youtube), it was a recorded preaching (as far as i remember the name of their group is HOPE). I can never forget this video because it was very inspiring and I really learned a lot from it. There was this portion where the group of Youth portray those celebrities who died because of accidents, those who commit suicide and those who became addicted to drugs and alcohol. These celebrities include Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, Aaliyah, and more. They even compared Drugs to pythons. Just like python, these drugs will grasp you and will wrap around you until you can’t escape. It will kill you slowly until your last breath. And before you knew it, it's too laate already. Late in a point that no other Drug Treatment Centers can cure you.
Well those are few of the most exciting events that you can encounter once you are in our Summer Camp. Yikes! How come i missed it this year? Sobs!
How about you guys? Have you ever attended a Summer Camp before? Feel free to share your experiences with us.
Happy Blogging Everyone. Will have another top five post in my next entry. yay!

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Fuwa Fuwa Time

Yay! It's Music Monday and this week, i'll feature something different. Well, what makes this post different from my previous MM Entries? This is my first time to feature a cover song. And this one is something really special since one of the guys in this vid is no other than my cousin. Yay!
I told him that i will share their video here as my Music Monday Entry. This is their first Youtube video so I, somehow, so proud of these kids.

The video is an instrumental one entitled "Fuwa Fuwa Time", a song from Anime K-ON. K-On!'s story revolves around four Japanese high school girls who join the so called light music club to try to save it from being abolished. However, they are the only members of the club, and at first Yui Hirasawa, the main character, has no experience playing musical instruments or reading sheet music. Eventually, she learns how to be an excellent guitar player. Since then, Yui, bassist Mio Akiyama, drummer Ritsu Tainaka, and keyboardist Tsumugi Kotobuki spend their school days practicing, performing, or just hanging out together. It's a very nice anime to watch and they got some cool song pieces too including "My Love Is A Stapler" and the "Fuwa Fuwa Time".
Will create an Anime entry related to K-On soon.
For the meantime, please enjoy listening to my cousin's band cover version of the song.
Oh instead of leaving your comments here, i would appreciate if you leave your comments directly to their Youtube Channel here. It will be great if you subscribe too ^_^ Yay!
Thanks a lot guys.

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By the way, remember the Cosplay theme for our Art blog? Here's a Sneak peek photos of our projects.

It took us over a month to complete this collection hehe. Will post the first Cosplay later today at our Art blog. Hope to see you there.
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Saturday, June 4, 2011

TOP FIVE CELEBRITIES WHO HAVE BEEN STRIPPERS

Here's a sizzling entry to start your week. LOL. Listed below are five celebrities who have been Strippers before making it to Hollywood and before reaching the so-called "lime light". Don't worry guys, i searched for some wholesome images for this category so it is not as daring as what you think huh. hehe.
Striptease is an erotic or exotic dance where in a woman or a man dances alluringly to entertain their customers. Striptease involves a slow, sensuous undressing, with the audience urging the stripper to remove more clothing. But this act doesn't make them a Prostitute! In fact, Stripteasing is consider as a form of art.
So who are those celebs who have been strippers before becoming a star?
TOP FIVE CELEBRITIES WHO HAVE BEEN STRIPPERS

TOP 5 CELEBRITY WHO HAS BEEN A STRIPPER
"EVE"

Before hitting the top charts, Eve used to be a stripper. It was said that she was working at some local strip clubs before. She was performing some erotic acts on stage while people are throwing crumpled dollar bills at them. She even wrote a song about it (Heaven Only Knows in particular) stating that she's not regretting that job at all. In fact, it helped her a lot in so many ways.

TOP 4 CELEBRITY WHO HAS BEEN A STRIPPER
"DEMI MOORE"

She's not just known for performing stripping acts on films like "Striptease" and "Magic Mike" but she's taking it for real too! Well, in her case, she's not doing it to earn money but a desperate act to keep herself in shape for her hubby who is so much younger than her! So you mean her very successful $500,000 Plastic Surgery is not worth enough for Ashton Kutcher? Though i have heard that Striptease (Pole Dancing) is also used by most women to entertain or seduce their men...

TOP 3 CELEBRITY WHO HAS BEEN A STRIPPER
"BRAD PITT"

He must be a hard working guy dont yah think? haha I have read a magazine before that Brad Pitt worked as a chauffeur or a driver of a luxury car. He even dressed up like a Chicken to pay for his acting lessons. He also worked as a waiter in a resto. Well, it seems that being a "Male Stripper" will be added on his portfolio. He was a stripper during his college days. Believe it or not, Stripping changed his life. One of his last customers was a part of an acting class which inspired him to take acting lessons and try his luck on Hollywood.


TOP 2 CELEBRITY WHO HAS BEEN A STRIPPER
"ANNA NICOLE SMITH"

She gained popularity in PlayBoy Magazine. Since then, she became a sex symbol. She modeled for clothing companies, including Guess jeans and Lane Bryant. She also starred in her own reality TV show, The Anna Nicole Show. She was a performer at Gigi’s a Houston based strip club. Her wealthy business man hubby , Howard Marshall, met her in this club. Smith died February 2007 because of drug overdose.


TOP 1 CELEBRITY WHO HAS BEEN A STRIPPER
"LADY GAGA"

Before she became an icon and before topping the charts, Lady Gaga is said to be one of those Ladies of the Night. Who would have thought that someone with such a prim and proper Stage act would have a background in Sex industry right? She revealed that her act is pretty wild. She would wear black leather and dance to Black Sabbath, Guns N’ Roses and Faith No More.
Did you know that Lady Gaga came from a rich family and studied in a good and wealthy school ( the same school with Paris Hilton) but she decided to live independently, supporting herself with her waitressing and stripping jobs.


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Friday, June 3, 2011

I'm Sort of A Book Lover Now!

Do you love to read books? Well, i am not fond of reading books but i am setting up a goal this year to finish at least 2 to 3 novels. I'm almost done with Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows (6 more chapters to go yay!) which makes me so excited to watch the upcoming film. It is so nice to read some of those scenes that are not yet revealed in the movie and of course, i don't want to be spoiler here so you better read the book on your own risk (haha can't imagine I'm throwing those words confidently LOL). So what's next after Harry Potter? Well, got two books here, cousin Dona shared two of her old novels to me after she heard that I am taking Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows seriously haha. She is such a book lover and she's very supportive to this new hobby of mine.
Anyway, I got two old yet worth-reading novels here. The first one is John Grisham's The Client and the second one is The Gift by Kirk Douglas.

I have heard that "The Client" was adapted already in a film. It's more of a mystery-thriller novel which makes me so excited about it. Though, I am not sure about "The Gift"! It is a Romantic Novel. Well, i don't mind reading horror or sci-fi books but Romance?.....errr... A Big NO unless that story goes something like The Notebook. But then we'll see, besides, The Gift has 360 pages only compare to 600+ pages of both Harry Potter and The Client Books.
They said that "Books are people!" It will give you an opportunity to meet great minds of past and present. Through reading, one is able to appreciate the wisdom of Shakespeare, the reasoning of Plato, the philosophy of Socrates, the compassion of Lincoln, and the ideas of Freud on human behavior. That's very interesting to hear right?
Reading improves your intelligence as well as your writing. Same thing goes with blogging. I am not a good writer here but comparing my works when i was just a starter, i can say that my writing improved a lot and I owe it a lot from my blogging experiences.
Well I'm not saying that I can now write my essay in a professional way since I'm still having issues with my grammars. I might still consider getting some essay help from my blogger friends or get cheap essay online if necessary.
Good books help us to grow intellectually. It helps us to form our own ideas, thoughts and feelings about ourselves, things and others. Books are precious tools that man can use to succeed. Oh and they are the cheapest form of education i know.
I am currently looking for a nice book to read, any recommendations guys?

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