Tuesday, July 29, 2008

David Cook is coming to Manila this January 2009

Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 22:48:00 07/29/2008

MANILA, Philippines—A surprise announcement from David Cook himself had his web fan site buzzing with excitement, especially from its Filipino subscribers: “American Idol”’s Season 7 champ is coming to Manila for a concert.

Comments from the website ranged from incredulity to amazement to simple joy, in a thread whose common question was the need to present proof.

Inquirer pursued a tip that the evidence was earlier posted on YouTube, and indeed, there it was (type in: CHUMFM interview with David Cook). The audio clip, 4 minutes and 15 seconds long, has Cook being interviewed by DJ Richie on a Canadian radio station. The conversation starts with Cook’s scheduled visit to Toronto as part of the “Idol” tour.

Cook proceeded to discuss his coming major-label debut CD, set for a November release and with Rob Cavallo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance) as producer.

And then the announcement: “We just booked my first show, post-‘Idol,’ Jan. 27 in the Philippines … a one-off show and then we start the tour in the States …”

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Perseid Meteor Shower

Mark your calendar: The 2008 Perseid meteor shower peaks on August 12th and it should be a good show.

"The time to look is during the dark hours before dawn on Tuesday, August 12th," says Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center. "There should be plenty of meteors--perhaps one or two every minute."
The source of the shower is Comet Swift-Tuttle. Although the comet is far away, currently located beyond the orbit of Uranus, a trail of debris from the comet stretches all the way back to Earth.

Crossing the trail in August, Earth will be pelted by specks of comet dust hitting the atmosphere at 132,000 mph. At that speed, even a flimsy speck of dust makes a vivid streak of light when it disintegrates--a meteor! Because, Swift-Tuttle's meteors streak out of the constellation Perseus, they are called "Perseids."

Serious meteor hunters will begin their watch early, on Monday evening, August 11th, around 9 pm when Perseus first rises in the northeast. This is the time to look for Perseid Earthgrazers--meteors that approach from the horizon and skim the atmosphere overhead like a stone skipping across the surface of a pond.

"Earthgrazers are long, slow and colorful; they are among the most beautiful of meteors," says Cooke. He cautions that an hour of watching may net only a few of these at most, but seeing even one can make the whole night worthwhile.

A warm summer night. Bright meteors skipping overhead. And the peak is yet to come. What could be better?

The answer lies halfway up the southern sky: Jupiter and the gibbous Moon converge on August 11th and 12th for a close encounter in the constellation Sagittarius: sky map. It's a grand sight visible even from light-polluted cities.

For a while the beautiful Moon will interfere with the Perseids, lunar glare wiping out all but the brightest meteors. Yin-yang. The situation reverses itself at 2 am on Tuesday morning, August 12th, when the Moon sets and leaves behind a dark sky for the Perseids. The shower will surge into the darkness, peppering the sky with dozens and perhaps hundreds of meteors until dawn.

For maximum effect, "get away from city lights," Cooke advises. The brightest Perseids can be seen from cities, he allows, but the greater flurry of faint, delicate meteors is visible only from the countryside.

--- Dr. Tony Phillips, NASA

Monday, July 21, 2008

tagged by Anne Marie

Here’s the rule: Answer the questions with song titles (your fave songs or songs that you like to play most of the times). Let the song titles explain your answer.

The questions and my answers:

1.) How am I feeling today?
- Indescribable by Chris Tomlin 

2.) Where/when will I get married?
-the right time by The Corrs

3.) What is my best friend’s theme song?
- we dont care by Kanye West

4.) What is/was highschool like?
- Nothing compares by Sinnead O' Connor 

5.) What is the best thing about me?
- Everything by Michael Buble/ Lifehouse

6.) How is today going to be?
- Beautiful Day by U2

7.) What song describes my parents?
-  Saving grace by Hillsong

8.) What song will they play at my funeral?
- HOME by Marty Sampson or This is home by Switchfoot

9.) How does the world see me?
-Wrong impression by Natalie imbruglia

10.) What do my close friends really think of me?
- Irreplaceable by Beyonce Knowles 

11) Do people secretly lust after me?
-Posible by rivermaya

12.) How can I make myself happy?
- Take it all by Hillsong United

13.) What should I do with my life?
- I will follow Him, song from the movie Sister Act

14.) What is some good advice?
- Mangarap ka by AfterImage

15.) What do I think my current theme song is?
- Realize by John Nathaniel

16.) What type of men/women do you like?
- natural woman by aretha franklin, beautiful girl by jose mari chan

17.) Will you get married?
- I believe, by Fantasia Barrino

18.) What should I do with my love life?
-Realize by John Nathaniels/Colby Caillat

19.) Where will you live?
- Home by Chris Daughtry; Home by Marty Sampson;Across the Universe by The Beatles

20.) What will your dying words be?
- No air by Chris Brown feat jordin Sparks, Hallelujah! by Bamboo

21.) Song that describes you?
- There is nothing like by Hillsong United

Monday, July 7, 2008

Earthquake Swarms

I was in an internet cafe last sunday night browsing the net when I felt something that made me slightly dizzy..... an earthquake? Was that an earthquake? I told to myself. It was! As confirmed by the other net users from the other table of the cafe. Did you feel that?, I asked the cafe owner, unluckily for him, he did'nt notice the mild quake. Even the chatmates of the net users also felt the tremor. Wheeeew, forgive me for my words but that mild tremor experience was awesome...crazy me hehehe. About 30 minutes later another shake of the same intensity happened again. An after shock, i have thought.I hurriedly checked the website where I could easily see the earthquake location and intensity had occured. http://earthquake.usgs.gov   and  bingo.... two earhtquakes in a row.
 And Just this morning, around 9:41 am, another quake with an almost the same magnitude of intensity 5.0 hit Luzon. I found out on Philippine Daily Inquirer  that the quakes that we were experiencing for the past three days were part of an eartquake swarm

'' The quake was part of an “earthquake swarm” or series of tremors that started last Thursday, caused by the movement of the East Luzon Trough off the northeastern seaboard '' --- Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum.

According to the Director, earthquake swarms were common and could last for over a month. Last March of this year the Southern part of the Philippines was hit by an earthquake swarm where Phivolcs has recorded 48 earthquakes. Two movements were considered strong and recorded at intensity 5 in Richter scale, one was monitored at intensity 4. Goodness!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

This New life on YOU TUBE!

Great news brothers and sisters in Christ!!! Aside from the regular TV program "This New Life" on IBC Channel 13 (philippines) Sundays 6:30am to 7:30 am, you could watch TNL on youtube! Visit our channel, subscribe now to http://www.youtube.com/nwlifemedia. Happy viewing!!!