Monday, September 26, 2011

INTERESTING BLOG OF THE MONTH ~ SEPTEMBER 2011

I'm really excited to present our Awardee for this month. She's the youngest blogger I have ever met and featured here on our IBOTM portion.


Meet Ms. Burrito of Kids e-Connection


Blog Title

Kids e-Connection
Blog Author Ms. Burrito

Blog Category

Personal

What Is Your Blog All About?

Me and my brother's milestones.


When And How did you start Blogging?
February 2011


Blogs I Like (Characteristics)


Blogs that talk about fashion, arts and crafts, school activities, and blogs with kids and pets.


What Motivates you to Blog?

I see how my mom is very passionate with it so I gave it a try and I like it.


Who Are your Target Readers?

Everyone.


What is Your Most Favorite post and Why?


I think my favorite post is when my Mom showed me how to create and publish a post, which means my very first post.


Things We Should Expect from your Blog these succeeding months


All about my activities in school, and my brother's home schooling activities.


Tips For Our Readers About Blogging
Just write whatever you enjoy to write.

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

Follow Ms. Burrito at Kids e-Connection
Watch out for my next month IBOTM Awardee.
Once again, this is Bluedreamer and Ms. Burrito
, Breaking the Boundaries!

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

BLOG IDOL ROUND 4 : MOTOWN WEEK

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Yay! The Heat Is on for our Quarter Finals which begins Today!
I'm not really sure if all of you guys are familiar with theme that we have for this week but this is really special to me since I grew up listening in such kind of music.
Motown played an important role in the racial integration of popular music, as it was the first record label owned by an African American to primarily feature African-American artists who achieved crossover success. In the 1960s, Motown and its soul-based subsidiaries were the most successful proponents of what came to be known as The Motown Sound, a style of soul music with a distinct pop influence.
Now let's hear the soulful entries from our finalists
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1. Mona Abayle picked a classic signature hit from Stevie Wonders and was also one of his first singles. Here's a 1970 hit song,
"SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED, I"M YOURS"


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2. Xan Gerna submitted an original Bobby McFerrin song which has a mixed touch of both reggae and soul. Here's an Award winning song,
"DON'T WORRY BE HAPPY"


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3. Genny chose a classic Jackson 5 song and one of the most successful Motown singles during the so called "Detroit Era". It was later covered by Mariah Carey in the early 90's
"I'LL BE THERE"



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4. Mai Yang picked another chart topper hit from the Jackson 5. It is also included in one of their first singles released by Motown along with ABC, The Love you Save and I'll be There. Here's
"I WANT YOU BACK"


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5. Tom Sower submitted one of the most famous Duets of all time featuring two of Motown's biggest stars Diana Ross and Lionel Richie.
"ENDLESS LOVE"


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6. April Tarongoy chose a signature chart topper song from one of the Motown Legends, The Temptation. Here's
"MY GIRL"


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REMINDERS: For Facebook voters, vote using my Facebook Comment Plugin! If you chose to comment using the Intense Debate, then you have to follow the old rule, You have to ADD me first in my facebook (http://www.facebook.com/bluedreamer27) to make your votes valid.
For Bloggers, Use my Intense Debate System but make sure that you are signed in to your profile and do not just provide Url and your name UNLESS you are using a WORDPRESS or other Blogging platforms other than Blogspot and also if you own a domain.

FOR ROUND 4, YOU STILL HAVE TO PICK YOUR TOP 3 SONGS

You can Cast Your Votes Now!!!
(Voting period will run until Saturday 12 mindnight)
Top 6 will be revealed on Sunday ( October 3)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

BLOG IDOL TOP 6 REVEALED

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It's been another great week and than you guys for all the support. Once again you made last week's round a big big blast. We went up to 98 Valid votes (a total of 294) entries.
Tomorrow is the start of our Quarter Finals where in one blogger will be eliminated per round.
So let me introduce our Top 6 Idol participants who made it to our Quarter Finals



Gagay Dinampo and Mark failed to make in on our list but both of them will receive a Plants Vs Zombies Plush Toy.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

TOP FIVE BEST GLEE COVERS

We're just counting hours before the much awaited Glee Season 3 and I'm really really excited for it. There are so many things to expect this season including the appearance of The Glee Project winners Damain and Samuel. Both Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth will reprise their roles as Shelby Carcoran and April Rhodes. They said that there will be lesser song numbers and guest performers in this season because they will focus more on the story.
As an avid Glee fan, I listed below five of my favorite covers from the show. Again, this are my personal picks and the entry is not done subjectively.

TOP FIVE BEST GLEE COVERS

"TOP 5 BEST GLEE COVER"
"LIKE A PRAYER"

Like a Prayer is a song featured in the season one tribute episode The Power of Madonna. It's sung at the end of the episode by New Directions. It's originally sung by Madonna on her fourth studio album Like a Prayer. Rachel sings the opening lines. Finn, Kurt, Mercedes, and Jesse also have solos, although Jesse is only featured in the album version. Amber Riley's mother makes an appearance with her church choir for the performance (Amber is seen dancing with her).



TOP 4 BEST GLEE COVER"
"LEAN ON ME"

Lean on Me is a song featured in the season one episode Ballad. It is sung by all of New Directions as a ballad dedicated to Finn and Quinn because of the baby drama. The song tells Finn and Quinn that the group will support them throughout the whole journey of Quinn's pregnancy. Mercedes and Artie both have solos in this song. This is the song used in the ads for Glee: The Music, Volume 2. (I like their version of "Imagine" too)


TOP 3 BEST GLEE COVER"
"I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND"

I Want to Hold Your Hand is a song that was featured in the season two episode Grilled Cheesus and is sung by Kurt Hummel. It was originally performed by The Beatles and was released as a single in 1963. Kurt sings this song to express his love for his dad, Burt Hummel, who is in a coma in the hospital after falling victim to a near-fatal heart attack During the song, the Glee club members are near to tears. I actually prefer this version than the Orginal Beatles. They change the song from being an Upbeat and happy song to a powerful Ballad.


TOP 2 BEST GLEE COVER"
"FOR GOOD"

For Good is a song featured in the season two finale New York. It was originally performed in the musical Wicked on Broadway by the characters Elphaba and Glinda, portrayed by Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth (the characters Shelby Corcoran and April Rhodes respectively). It's the second song Glee features from Wicked (the first being Defying Gravity in season one). Both songs are sung by Kurt and Rachel. Defying Gravity is one of my favorite songs from Wicked but "For Good" is what I love the most.


THE BEST GLEE COVER"
"DON'T STOP BELIEVIN'"

Even though I get tired of this song, I still believe that it deserves to be on the top spot. The song is originally sung by the popular band Journey from their 1981 album Escape. It was covered by the cast of the American television series Glee during the Pilot episode. It was the first single released from the soundtrack of the series, Glee: The Music, Volume 1 and was performed on the first episode of the season, Pilot. It was also the first song to be sung by New Directions as a performance in the the school auditorium, and it's the show's main song for season one, being sung four times (Pilot, Quinn's version, Haverbrook School for the Deaf, and Regionals). As a result, the original Don't Stop Believin has become Glee's most iconic cover and is recognizable around the world.




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Sunday, September 18, 2011

BLOG IDOL ROUND 3 : LOVE SONGS MEDLEY


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We're now on the third week of our competition and we have 8 Blog Idol Participants Remaining. This is really getting more exciting because this would be the last 2 bloggers per elimination round.
This week, we will be hitting Love Songs. A love song is about falling in love and the feelings it brings. So let this week be filled with so much emotions.

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1. Genny submitted a breakthrough hit from a 1997 Blockbuster film, Titanic performed by Celine Dion
"MY HEART WILL GO ON"


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2. Mai Yang picked a soulful and Award winning love song from Adele
"CHASING PAVEMENTS"


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3. Gagay Dinampo chose a classic song from Elton John which serves as an official sound tract of a classic Disney Film
"CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE TONIGHT"


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4. April Tarongoy picked another Blockbuster hit from a blockbuster movie, notably performed by the Aerosmith.
"I DON'T WANT TO MISS A THING"


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5. Mona Abayle submitted a duet love song from country singer Martina McBride and Jim Brickman
"MY VALENTINE"


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6. Xan Gerna chose an R&B love song from a hit Boy group from the late 90's, Boyz II Men.
"ON BENDED KNEE"


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7. Mark submitted a classic romantic Ballad originally performed by Van Morrison but Rod Stewart's version became more notable.
"HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY?"


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8. Tom Sower picked a signature song of David Pomeranz which became a big hit in the Philippines
"GOT TO BELIEVE IN MAGIC"


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Wow! We've got so many good entries for this week and I bet you guys will have a hard time choosing your Top 3 hehe.
I don't think i have to post the entire rule now.
For Facebook voters, vote using my Facebook Comment Plugin! If you chose to comment using the Intense Debate, then you have to follow the old rule, You have to ADD me first in my facebook (http://www.facebook.com/bluedreamer27) to make your votes valid.
For Bloggers, Use my Intense Debate System but make sure that you are signed in to your profile and do not just provide Url and your name UNLESS you are using a WORDPRESS or other Blogging platforms other than Blogspot and also if you own a domain.

You can Cast Your Votes Now!!!
(Voting period will run until Saturday 12 mindnight)
Top 6 will be revealed on Sunday ( September 25)

FIRST 2 COMMENTATORS

Saturday, September 17, 2011

(BLOG IDOL) TOP 8 REVEALED !!!

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Sorry guys for being so inactive again these past few days. To be honest, I am really disappointed with what's happening to my blogging routine. I am online everyday however there are just things that I have to prioritize first. They're killing most of my time, giving me no chance to visit other blogs. Good thing I was able to schedule some post in my other blogs to keep them, somehow, updated despite of being inactive.
I also scheduled some posts for this blog if ever I failed to update it. There are some few things that you have to look forward to this month aside from the Blog Idol, one of them is our very special Interesting Blog Of the Month in which I will feature the youngest blogger I have ever met in the Blogosphere (Interesting indeed) , I am also working with the second "Blogger League" Comics strip though I'm not sure If i can share them this month but I'll try, I will be having a new contest too in celebration of my 4th year blogoversary. I will have 4 new Top five entries to come as well.

Okay back to Blog Idol.....

It's been another week and thank you for all those who participate. Thank you for voting guys and also thank you to our Fellow Blog Idol Participants for their exerting efforts for their campaigns hehe. I really appreciate that guys. Those votes coming in everyday are truly rewarding for me.
We have reached 61 valid entries this week, a total of 183 votes.
Congratulations to our participants who made it to the next round
Meet our TOP 8
(presented in Order Top 1 to Top 8)




Little Sprouts' Mommy and Xander failed to make it on our Top 10 spot but they will receive a Smurf Key Chain as their prize. Thank you soo much guys!

Round 2 will kick off this Monday (September 19)

FIRST 2 COMMENTATORS

Sunday, September 11, 2011

BLOG IDOL ROUND 2 : TODAY'S HIT MEDLEY

hey guys! yay! finally we are now on the second round of our Blog Idol competition. I'm sure most of you are aware on how old fashion I am when it comes to music.But this time I'm going to step out of my comfort zone because we're hitting today's hottest music. These are chart topper hits from the year 2010 up to present. Enjoy!
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1. Mai Yang picked a hit song of 2010 featuring a duet performance of Rihanna and Eminem.
"LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE"


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2.April Tarongoy chose an award winning song from Adele
"ROLLING IN THE DEEP"


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3.Mona Abayle submitted a chart topper hit from Katy Perry
"FIREWORKS"


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4.Gagay Dinampo picked another great hit from Katy Perry
"LAST FRIDAY NIGHT (T.G.I.F.)"


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5.Mark submitted a smash hit from pop band LMFAO. Their most successful hit up to date.
"PARTY ROCK ANTHEM"


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6.Xander picked a powerful upbeat dance-pop and electro-pop song from Lady GaGa.
"THE EDGE OF GLORY"


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7.Little Sprouts' Mommy chose a hit song from a former American Idol finalist, Adam Lambert. Here's
"WHATAYA WANT FROM ME"


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8. Tom Sower submitted a chart topper hit from Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera.
"MOVES LIKE JAGGER"


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9. Xan Gerna picked a song from an Australian Singer Lenka. Here's
"MY HEART SKIPS A BEAT"


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10.Genny picked another great hit from Lady GaGa
"BORN THIS WAY"


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You can now cast your votes!
For Voters: YOU JUST HAVE TO PICK YOUR TOP 3 SONGS.
You don't have to rank them from greatest to least, you can just list them in any order. JUST LEAVE YOUR COMMENT here, providing your top 3 songs for this week.
DO NOT MENTION the NAMES of the participants or else your vote will not be counted LOL.
►Just Pick 3 songs. IF YOU PICKED LESS THAN OR MORE THEN 3 SONG ENTRIES, your vote will not be counted.
►PARTICIPANTS are not allowed to vote as well hehe
►Votes from anonymous commenter will not be counted as well. (so as for the voter who will not input his/her blog url)
►FOR FACEBOOK USERS: Here's what you need to do

►(REQUIRED)Just input your Profile URL and your name. YOU SHOULD ADD ME ON FACEBOOK TOO (http://www.facebook.com/bluedreamer27) to verify if you're the one using the account.

Voting period starts now and will run up to Saturday 12 pm.
You can track the current ranking of each songs through my Scoreboard located at my sidebar.

2 BLOG IDOL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ELIMINATED THIS WEEK.
TOP 10 will be revealed on SUNDAY.


FIRST COMMENTERS
Genny
Mai Yang

Saturday, September 10, 2011

(BLOG IDOL) TOP 10 REVEALED!!!

We had a great start and thank you for all your votes. You can check the detailed Tally here. Thank you guys for giving our Round 1 a blast. We have reached 53 valid votes (159 over all) for this week and that's definitely a great start.
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And now, it's time to reveal our TOP 10 Blog Idol Participants who made it to the next round.

The top 3 spot were taken by Mai Yang , April Tarongoy , and Mona Abayle

Gagay Dinampo , Mark and Xander made it to the safe zone (top 4- 6)

Both Little Sprouts' Mommy and Tom Sower got the same number of votes

Same thing goes with Xan Gerna
and Genny
Congratulations guys!

EngrMoks and Jean Soo failed to make it on our Top 10 spot but they will receive a Smurf Key Chain as their prize. Thank you soo much guys!

Round 2 will kick off this Monday (September 12)

FIRST 2 COMMENTATORS
Mariuca
Mai Yang

Thursday, September 8, 2011

TOP BEST FIVE ANIME LOOK-ALIKES PART 3

Here comes another Anime Related Entry haha. I know most of you are not into anime so my apology for those who can't relate but hopefully you'll enjoy this list.This is actually my third entry for this category. The first one was posted last 2009 (HERE) and the second was posted last year April 2010 (Check it Here),. Now let's welcome a new batch of Anime Characters for this year. Here's my

TOP BEST FIVE ANIME LOOK-ALIKES

TOP 5 BEST ANIME LOOK ALIKE
"MOMIJI AND HONEY"

(OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB / FRUIT BASKET)
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Mitsukini or simply known as Honey is a character from Ouran High School Host Club and is depicted as a childish and cake-loving boy who is much older than what his elementary school appearance would indicate. He is also a strong fighter who can send people flying with one kick. Honey is very fond of eating sweets and his room is full of stuffed animals. He was originally intended to have an extreme dual personality.
Momiji Sohma on the other hand is a member of the Sohma Family from the manga / anime, Fruit Basket. He is is depicted as a cute, cheerful, androgynous boy who hides a sad family life behind his sunny demeanor. He is the Rabbit of the Chinese Zodiac in case your familiar with the story. Momiji is insightful about others and emotionally strong.
Similarities? Well, they both have this golden hair with almost the same style. They're both cute and sharing the same color complexion. They both inherit something from their family, an obligation that both of them have to take care of.


TOP 4 BEST ANIME LOOK ALIKE
"SYAORAN AND SUZAKU KURURUGI"

(TSUBASA / CODE GEASS)
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Syaoran's character was based on Syaoran Li, a character from Clamp's Cardcaptor Sakura manga. The character was adapted to Clamp's Tsubasa : Reservoir Chronicle. yaoran is introduced as young archeologist who is in love with Sakura, his childhood friend and the princess from the Kingdom of Clow. When Sakura's memories are scattered throughout parallel dimensions, Syaoran goes on a quest to recover them, giving all of Sakura's memories involving him as a payment to travel.
Meanwhile, Suzaku Kururugi is a character from anime series, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion. Suzaku is Lelouch's childhood friend and son of Japan's last prime minister, Genbu Kururugi. He is aligned against Zero's Black Knights but nevertheless intent on changing the Britannian Empire for the better. He claims that achieving results by wrong or illegal methods is meaningless, wanting to change Britannia from within. Suzaku is an Honorary Britannian and part of the Britannian army, later becoming the pilot of the experimental Knightmare Frame Lancelot as a member of the R&D Division. In the second season, Suzaku is granted a position in the Knights of the Round by the Emperor for his capture of Zero.
Similarities, judging them by their background, I don't think they have something in common other than their appearances. Same complexion, body built, hair style, pointed chin, and their eyes are somehow the same except for it's color.


TOP 3 BEST ANIME LOOK ALIKE
"AKANE TENDO AND AMI MIZUNO (SAILOR MERCURY)"

(RANMA 1/2 / SAILORMOON)
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Akane Tendo is the female protagonist of the anime Ranma 1/2. he is a very insecure, awkward and sensitive girl with a hot temper and a big heart. She first encountered Ranma's male form as a naked stranger in the bathroom, as she originally believed him to be a girl. Her family chose her to be engaged to him and carry on the Tendo family dojo. She is trying hard to excel in everything, but is either clumsy or completely inept at all except for schoolwork and certain sports activities, like volleyball.
Ami Mizuno is a genius schoolgirl who can transform into one of the series' specialized heroines, the Sailor Senshi. Sailor Mercury is the first member of the Sailor Senshi to be discovered by Sailor Moon, and serves as the "brains" of the group. Her powers are associated with phases of water, and she can use her supercomputer to quickly analyze a foe in battle. Her peers view her with a mixture of awe and distaste, misinterpreting her inherent shyness as snobbery, and so she tends to have a difficult time making new friends. Ami is depicted as sweet, gentle, and loyal, as well as slightly insecure.
Similarities: Well, both are insecure and sensitive and they both excel in class as well. Physically, both of them shares the same style of hair in exception to Akane's early appearances. Almost the same hair style, hair color, and height. They both have huge eyes and they're both classic anime characters.

TOP 2 BEST ANIME LOOK ALIKE
"NAMI AND ELIE"

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Nami is the crew's 20 year old navigator and thief from an anime series "One Piece" . She has the ability to recognize and analyze even the slightest changes in the weather. She is also an excellent pickpocket. Her dream is to draw a complete map of the world. She was named as the cat burglar of the group.
Elie on the other hand is from anime "Rave Master". Her real name is eal name is Resha Valentine. Elie is one very lively, bubbly, optimistic girl whose usual outfit is a tight fitting midriff top and a mini skirt. She has a hot temper, as shown when she destroyed a casino for a bet loss. Elie has an undying love for casinos and always drags the group to the casino when there is one
Nami and Elie shares a lot of similarities. Well, they both have this greedy attitude for money. Both of them are short tempered. They both wear tight fittings and mini skirt, same hair style and hair color, huge eyes, complexions are somehow the same too. By the way if you're looking for a "Nami and Lucy Heartfilia (from Fairy Tail), I don't think I can include it here knowing that the creator of One Piece is also the people behind Fairy Tail.

THE BEST ANIME LOOK ALIKE
"SHIRLEY FENNETE AND ORIHIME INOUE)"

(CODE GEASS / BLEACH)
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Shirley Fenette is a friendly girl and is a member of the swimming club. She admits to being infatuated with Lelouch since his enrollment on campus, but finds it extremely hard to get his attention. She's actually one of my favorite characters from the story however she was killed in the second season of the series.
Orihime is busty, friendly, humorous, sensitive, and kind. She comes off as naïve and rather clueless, which is at odds with her exceptionally high marks in school. Her cooking style can be described as very bad and disgusting. Orihime has a tendency to rush into situations without thinking, sometimes leading to embarrassing or even dangerous consequences.
Both of them shares this friendly attitude which somehow provides the comic relief in the series. They both fell in love with the main protagonist but decided to keep it at first. Physically, they both have this long orange hair, both of them wearing school uniform, probably same height, body built, and huge eyes.

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Mariuca
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