Thursday, January 22, 2009

OSCAR 2009 List of Nominees: OSCAR snubs Leo Di Caprio again!

The Academy awards already announced the complete list of Oscar nominees in different categories. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button leads with 13 nominations, while Slumdog millionaire nabs 10. Winners will be announced on February 22,2009.
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BEST PICTURE
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
Milk
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST DIRECTOR
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon
Stephen Daldry, The Reader
Gus Van Sant, Milk

BEST ACTOR
Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn, Milk
Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

BEST ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie, Changeling
Melissa Leo, Frozen River
Meryl Streep, Doubt
Kate Winslet, The Reader

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Josh Brolin, Milk
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
Michael Shannon, Revolutionary Road

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams, Doubt
Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis, Doubt
Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Frozen River, Courtney Hunt
Happy-Go-Lucky, Mike Leigh
In Bruges, Martin McDonagh
Milk, Dustin Lance Black
WALL-E, Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, Pete Docter

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Eric Roth
Doubt, John Patrick Shanley
Frost/Nixon, Peter Morgan
The Reader, David Hare
Slumdog Millionaire, Simon Beaufoy

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Bolt
Kung Fu Panda
WALL-E

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
La Maison en Petits Cubes
Lavatory — Lovestory
Oktapodi
Presto
This Way Up

BEST ART DIRECTION
Changeling
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
The Duchess
Revolutionary Road

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Changeling
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Australia
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Duchess
Milk
Revolutionary Road

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)
Encounters at the End of the World
The Garden
Man on Wire
Trouble the Water

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
The Conscience of Nhem En
The Final Inch
Smile Pinki
The Witness — From the Balcony of Room 306

BEST EDITING
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Frost/Nixon
Milk
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Baader Meinhof Complex (Germany)
The Class (France)
Departures (Japan)
Revanche (Austria)
Waltz with Bashir (Israel)

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
Auf der Strecke (On the Line)
Manon on the Asphalt
New Boy
The Pig
Spielzeugland (Toyland)

BEST MAKEUP
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Hellboy II: The Golden Army

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Alexandre Desplat
Defiance, James Newton Howard
Milk, Danny Elfman
Slumdog Millionaire, A.R. Rahman
WALL-E, Thomas Newman

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
''Down to Earth,'' WALL-E
''Jai Ho,'' Slumdog Millionaire
''O Saya,'' Slumdog Millionaire

BEST SOUND EDITING
The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Slumdog Millionaire
WALL-E
Wanted

BEST SOUND MIXING
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Slumdog Millionaire
WALL-E
Wanted

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Iron Man

Eraserheads Live! The Final Set

The Eraserheads will reunite for the second time on March 7, 2009 to settle unfinished business following the abrupt finish of their highly successful reunion concert last August 30, 2008 in Bonifacio Open Field in Taguig

Eraserheads Live! The Final Set
Mall of Asia Concert Grounds - March 7, 2009 8PM
Ticket Prices:
VIP PhP 5000.00
GOLD PhP 3000.00
SILVER PhP 1300.00
BRONZE Php 300.00


For the safety of your children, they will only be allowed entry
at the venue if they are:
• 4 feet and above
• Accompanied by paying adult

Prohibited Entry

• Children below 4 feet in height
• Pregnant women
• Individuals under the influence of drugs or liquor
• Persons with severe heart or medical condition

Prohibited items inside the venue
• Professional audio or video recording devices
• Professional Cameras
• Weapons
• Glass
• Cans
• Plastic Bottles
• Food
• Large metal belt buckles
• Big posters/placards/signages • Fireworks
• Alcoholic beverages
• Spiked Bracelets
• Wallet chains
• Back packs
• Waist packs
• Laser Pens
• Large chains
• Long & pointed umbrella


ORGANIZERS HAVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ENTRY TO ANYONE
NOT COMPLYING WITH ANY REGULATIONS.

Tickets are available at ticketnet.......joke joke joke!

http://www.ticketworld.com.ph/events/default.asp?event_name=Eraserheads%20Live!%20The%20Final%20Set

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

ABS-CBN 2 AND GMA 7's COVERAGE OF BARACK OBAMA'S PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION: WHICH ONE STANDS OUT?

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I was able to watch the live coverage of Philippines two broadcasting giants (ABS-CBN 2 and GMA 7 ) on the inauguration of US 44th President Barack Obama last January 20,2009.

ABS-CBN started the coverage at 11:00 PM of January 20 and ended at 2:00 am, the following day January 21,2009, where ABS-CBN 2 and Studio 23 joined forces with ANC's Inauguration coverage. It was anchored by Ces Drilon and Ricky Carandang. Invited in the newscenter were Historian Manolo Quezon and the other guy which I've forgotten the name along with the anchors gave insights and information about the inauguration rites in the US, people who were on the live video feed who were attending the inauguration and their background information as well and in depth analysis and comments on speech given by Barack Obama.Ging Reyes, ABS-CBN North American News Bureau Chief along with Ms. Charie Villa ABS-CBN NG VP ( News Gathering) were in Washington Mall and delivered the news more on the crowds reactions and anticipations and infos about the things that were not captured by the cameras. (FYI: Ms. Charie Villa was invited as a guest of the United States government for the International Visitor Leadership Program ).


GMA 7 coverage on the inauguration started after " REPORTERS NOTEBOOK" which was about 12:30 AM. The program was anchored by the tandem of Arnold Clavio and Vicky
Morales. Jessica Soho, broadcast journalist and vice-president of GMA-7 News and Public Affairs along with Raffy Tima and Jiggy Manicad were in the Washington National Mall provided informations about the Inauguration.


MY VERDICT AND OBSERVATION:

THE BEST COVERAGE GOES TO ABS-CBN.
Why? Read my reasons:

- The early bird catches the worm. ABS-CBN started an hour ealier compared to GMA's coverage. The Inauguration of President Barack Obama was historic being the first black American elected as US President and considered "HIGHLY ANTICIPATED". Most of the TV viewers were excited about this historic event, whether you're a student or a fashionista who wants to see what will Michelle Obama will wear in the inauguration. ABS-CBN broadcasted everything about the inauguration, from the preparation to the inaugural parade, with very few commercials added. While GMA did'nt realize this; they just continued to show their regular programs before they cover the history. Who cares about their "hot" issues on reporters notebook? If you were in a very important situation and the situation is making a history, will you continue to do the same thing that you are doing?

- TV Commercials. WTF!!! Why did GMA "News & Public affairs" allowed loading of so many TV commercials in their commercials during a historic event? Was the coverage about Manny Pacquiao and Dela Hoya? Again, television is a tool in writing our HISTORY....and to earn profits as well. In the case of ABS-CBN ...they were just moderate.I salute ABS-CBN to that!


- The Coverage itself. ABS-CBN coverage of the inauguration was in Tagalog and English format. ABS-CBN got the interest of people of all social status. GMA's coverage was in Tagalog format except for the video feed live from Washington. GMA 7 caught the interest of the "masa". But was the "masa" interested in Obama's Inauguration? ABS-CBN invited historians and experts in their coverage thus making it more interesting. ( Wow, their annotations and insights are very informative). During the Inauguration proper, I noticed that te anchors and guest of ABS-CBN were silent when important words were uttered in during the event, (they were also listening ! ). In other words, the coverage of ABS-CBN was more comprehensive than GMA.


My verdict is based on the things that I have observed while watching the Inaugural rites on both TV stations. My verdict is supplemented with the reasons above. I want to reitarate that every minute is precious! Everything we do are written in HISTORY. This is my blog, and I have the right to execise my right to express feelings in this blog in a responsible and just manner.If you don't like my review: make your own blog. My comments are moderate compared to the comments of others (http://www.pep.ph/guide/3250/ABS-CBN-and-GMA-7-will-cover-Barack-Obama-inauguration).

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

US President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address

Following is the transcript of President Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address:

My fellow citizens: I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors.

I thank President Bush for his service to our nation...

(APPLAUSE)

... as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition.

Forty-four Americans have now taken the presidential oath.

The words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. Yet, every so often the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms. At these moments, America has carried on not simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because We the People have remained faithful to the ideals of our forbearers, and true to our founding documents.

So it has been. So it must be with this generation of Americans.

That we are in the midst of crisis is now well understood. Our nation is at war against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred. Our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation for a new age.

Homes have been lost, jobs shed, businesses shuttered. Our health care is too costly, our schools fail too many, and each day brings further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet.

These are the indicators of crisis, subject to data and statistics. Less measurable, but no less profound, is a sapping of confidence across our land; a nagging fear that America's decline is inevitable, that the next generation must lower its sights.

Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real, they are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this America: They will be met.

(APPLAUSE)

On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.

On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that for far too long have strangled our politics.

We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.

(APPLAUSE)

In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned. Our journey has never been one of shortcuts or settling for less.

It has not been the path for the faint-hearted, for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame.

Rather, it has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things -- some celebrated, but more often men and women obscure in their labor -- who have carried us up the long, rugged path towards prosperity and freedom.

For us, they packed up their few worldly possessions and traveled across oceans in search of a new life. For us, they toiled in sweatshops and settled the West, endured the lash of the whip and plowed the hard earth.

For us, they fought and died in places Concord and Gettysburg; Normandy and Khe Sahn.

Time and again these men and women struggled and sacrificed and worked till their hands were raw so that we might live a better life. They saw America as bigger than the sum of our individual ambitions; greater than all the differences of birth or wealth or faction.

This is the journey we continue today. We remain the most prosperous, powerful nation on Earth. Our workers are no less productive than when this crisis began. Our minds are no less inventive, our goods and services no less needed than they were last week or last month or last year. Our capacity remains undiminished. But our time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions -- that time has surely passed.

Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.

(APPLAUSE)

For everywhere we look, there is work to be done.

The state of our economy calls for action: bold and swift. And we will act not only to create new jobs but to lay a new foundation for growth.

We will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together.

We will restore science to its rightful place and wield technology's wonders to raise health care's quality...

(APPLAUSE)

... and lower its costs.

We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age.

All this we can do. All this we will do.

Now, there are some who question the scale of our ambitions, who suggest that our system cannot tolerate too many big plans. Their memories are short, for they have forgotten what this country has already done, what free men and women can achieve when imagination is joined to common purpose and necessity to courage.

What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them, that the stale political arguments that have consumed us for so long, no longer apply.

MR. The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works, whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified.

Where the answer is yes, we intend to move forward. Where the answer is no, programs will end.

And those of us who manage the public's knowledge will be held to account, to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day, because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and their government.

Nor is the question before us whether the market is a force for good or ill. Its power to generate wealth and expand freedom is unmatched.

But this crisis has reminded us that without a watchful eye, the market can spin out of control. The nation cannot prosper long when it favors only the prosperous.

The success of our economy has always depended not just on the size of our gross domestic product, but on the reach of our prosperity; on the ability to extend opportunity to every willing heart -- not out of charity, but because it is the surest route to our common good.

(APPLAUSE)

As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals.

Our founding fathers faced with perils that we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations.

Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience's sake.

And so, to all other peoples and governments who are watching today, from the grandest capitals to the small village where my father was born: know that America is a friend of each nation and every man, woman and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity, and we are ready to lead once more.

(APPLAUSE)

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with the sturdy alliances and enduring convictions.

They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use. Our security emanates from the justness of our cause; the force of our example; the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

We are the keepers of this legacy, guided by these principles once more, we can meet those new threats that demand even greater effort, even greater cooperation and understanding between nations. We'll begin to responsibly leave Iraq to its people and forge a hard- earned peace in Afghanistan.

With old friends and former foes, we'll work tirelessly to lessen the nuclear threat and roll back the specter of a warming planet.

We will not apologize for our way of life nor will we waver in its defense.

And for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that, "Our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken. You cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you."

(APPLAUSE)

For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness.

We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and nonbelievers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth.

And because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace.

To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect.

To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict or blame their society's ills on the West, know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy.

To those...

(APPLAUSE)

To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history, but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.

(APPLAUSE)

To the people of poor nations, we pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed hungry minds.

And to those nations like ours that enjoy relative plenty, we say we can no longer afford indifference to the suffering outside our borders, nor can we consume the world's resources without regard to effect. For the world has changed, and we must change with it.

As we consider the road that unfolds before us, we remember with humble gratitude those brave Americans who, at this very hour, patrol far-off deserts and distant mountains. They have something to tell us, just as the fallen heroes who lie in Arlington whisper through the ages.

We honor them not only because they are guardians of our liberty, but because they embody the spirit of service: a willingness to find meaning in something greater than themselves.

And yet, at this moment, a moment that will define a generation, it is precisely this spirit that must inhabit us all.

For as much as government can do and must do, it is ultimately the faith and determination of the American people upon which this nation relies.

It is the kindness to take in a stranger when the levees break; the selflessness of workers who would rather cut their hours than see a friend lose their job which sees us through our darkest hours.

It is the firefighter's courage to storm a stairway filled with smoke, but also a parent's willingness to nurture a child, that finally decides our fate.

Our challenges may be new, the instruments with which we meet them may be new, but those values upon which our success depends, honesty and hard work, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity, loyalty and patriotism -- these things are old.

These things are true. They have been the quiet force of progress throughout our history.

What is demanded then is a return to these truths. What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility -- a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation and the world, duties that we do not grudgingly accept but rather seize gladly, firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit, so defining of our character than giving our all to a difficult task.

This is the price and the promise of citizenship.

This is the source of our confidence: the knowledge that God calls on us to shape an uncertain destiny.

This is the meaning of our liberty and our creed, why men and women and children of every race and every faith can join in celebration across this magnificent mall. And why a man whose father less than 60 years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath.

(APPLAUSE)

So let us mark this day in remembrance of who we are and how far we have traveled.

In the year of America's birth, in the coldest of months, a small band of patriots huddled by nine campfires on the shores of an icy river.

The capital was abandoned. The enemy was advancing. The snow was stained with blood.

At a moment when the outcome of our revolution was most in doubt, the father of our nation ordered these words be read to the people:

"Let it be told to the future world that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive, that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet it."

America, in the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words; with hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come; let it be said by our children's children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations.

Thank you. God bless you.

(APPLAUSE)

And God bless the United States of America.


Air and SImple Gifts ( video from Barack Obama's Inauguration)

"Air and Simple Gifts" was written by popular Star Wars composer John Williams performed during the inauguration rite of US President Barack Obama.Performed by Itzhak Perlman (cellist), Yo-Yo Ma (violinist).Ma and Perlman were joined by Gabriela Montero on piano and Anthony McGill on clarinet.


Rick Warren's Inaugural Prayer

Here is the transcript of Rick Warren's prayer during the Presidential inauguration of the 44th President of United states of America, Barack Obama. ( FYI: Rick Warren is the founder and senior pastor of the evangelical megachurch, Saddleback Church, in Lake Forest, California; He is also a bestselling author of many Christian, the most popular is Purpose Driven Life).

Almighty God, Our Father, everything we see and everything we can’t see exists because of You alone. It all comes from You, it all belongs to You, it all exists for Your glory. History is your story. The Scripture tells us, ‘Hear, oh Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is one’ and You are the compassionate and merciful one and You are loving to everyone You have made.

Now today we rejoice not only in America’s peaceful transfer of power for the 43rd time, we celebrate a hinge-point of history with the inauguration of our first African American president of the united states. We are so grateful to live in this land, a land of unequaled possibility, where a a son of an African Immigrant can rise to the highest level of our leadership. And we know today that Dr. King and a great cloud of witnesses are shouting in heaven.

Give to our new president, Barack Obama, the wisdom to lead us with humility, the courage to lead us with integrity, the compassion to lead us with generosity. Bless and protect him, his family, Vice President Biden, the Cabinet and every one of our freely elected leaders.

Help us, oh God, to remember that we are Americans. United not by race or religion or by blood, but to our commitment to freedom and justice for all. When we focus on ourselves, when we fight each other, when we forget you, forgive us.

When we presume that our greatness and our prosperity is ours alone, forgive us. When we fail to treat our fellow human beings and all the earth with the respect that they deserve, forgive us. And as we face these difficult days ahead, may we have a new birth of clarity in our aims, responsibility in our actions, humility in our approaches and civility in our attitudes—even when we differ.

Help us to share, to serve and to seek the common good of all. May all people of good will today join together to work for a more just, a more healthy and a more prosperous nation and a peaceful planet. And may we never forget that one day, all nations, all people will stand accountable before You. We now commit our new president and his wife Michelle and his daughters, Malia and Sasha, into your loving care.

I humbly ask this in the name of the one who changed my life—Yeshua, Esa, Jesus, Jesus—who taught us to pray:

Our father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.


A message to Barack Obama

I would like to congratulate you for being courageous as you accept the seat of the world's most powerful office. I pray that our Lord will be with you, that He may give you His Divine Guidance and Wisdom in leading the world's lone super power. Always put God first in everything you do and God will take the rest. We hope that we can see the change that everybody wants to see in this world. Today is just the first step towards your long journey as the president of USA. Being at the highest seat is not an easy task. All eyes will look on your every single steps. Love justice! Hate sins and do not justify sins. Remember always that you were placed in that position not only to lead but also to serve. Remember the people who believes in you. Most important, remember Israel, protect her from her enemies. Again, congratulations on your historic mandate not only to USA but also to the whole world.

Monday, January 19, 2009

TV Ratings : Nationwide TNS Ratings from January 16-18,2009

I Love Betty La Fea continues it’s superiority over the primetime ratings while Wowowee and ASAP ’09 dominate the afternoon variety slots over the weekend.

Jan 16 Fri TNS National Ratings:

Boy & Kris 7.6 vs. Sis 5.9
GKNB 15.3 vs. Rosalinda 10.3
Wowowee 22.1 vs. Eat Bulaga 14.3
Parekoy 16.2 vs. Daisy Sieate 14.3
Pieta 16.6 vs. Saan Darating Ang Umaga 13.9
La Traicion 12.3, Zoids Genesis 9.6 vs. Be Strong Geum Soon 9.9
Mr. Bean live 11.4 vs. Wanted Perfect Family 8.5
Mischievous Princess12.4 vs. Love at the Corner 9.6
Deal or No Deal 19.3 vs. Family Feud 16.1
TV Patrol World 30.4 vs. 24 Oras 22.1
Dyosa 36.6 vs. Luna Mystika 24.7
I Love Betty La Fea 33.3 vs. Gagambino 22.5
Eva Fonda 24.4 vs. La Lola 20.7
Pinoy Fear Factor 18.9 vs. Money War 18.4

Jan 17 Sat TNS National Ratings

GKNB 11.2 vs Maynila 8.9
Wowoweee 28.1 vs Takeshi’s castle 11.6, Eat Bulaga 15.1
Entertainment Live 12.9 vs Star Talk 9.7
Cinema FPJ 18.7 vs Wish Ko Lang 10.4
Dragonna 25.9 vs PinoyRecords 14.5
Singing Bee 27.1 vs Kakasa Ka Ba Sa Grade 5 17.7
Maaalala Mo Kaya 29.1 vs Bitoy’s Funniest videos 21.8,Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho 23.9

Jan 18 Sun TNS National Ratings

ASAP 15.9 vs Takeshi’s Castle 8.1, SOP 10.1
Your Song 11.3 vs. Dear Friend 10.5
The Buzz 13.1 vs Showbiz Central 10.5
Goin’ Bulilit 19.4 vs Kap’s Amazing Stories 21.3
Singing Bee 27.5 vs Family Feud 21.7
Rated K 27.6 vs Mel & Joey 17.3
Sharon 18.6 vs All Star K 14.6
TV Patrol Linggo 11 vs Ful Haus 12.3
Ang Pangarap ni Ploning 4.4 vs Sunday Night Box Office 12.9

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Philippines Highest Grossing Films

All time : LOCAL & FOREIGN
Rank
1 Spider-Man 3 ₱ 423.46 million Sony/Columbia 2007
2 Transformers ₱ 272.65 million Paramount (Dream Works) 2007
3 Superman Returns ₱ 256.04 million Warner Bros. 2006
4 Spider-Man 2 ₱ 227.03 million Sony/Columbia 2004
5 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ₱ 219.42 million Warner Bros. 2007
6 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ₱ 199.16 million Warner Bros. 2005
7 Spider-Man ₱ 195.65 million Warner Bros. 2002
8 Titanic ₱ 194.00 million Paramount 1998
9 Sukob ₱ 186.41 million Star Cinema 2006
10 A Very Special Love ₱ 179.57 million Star Cinema and VIVA Films 2008
11 Twilight ₱ 179.16 million Summit Entertainment 2008
12 Ang Tanging Ina ₱ 177.82 million Star Cinema 2003
13 Iron Man ₱ 174.18 million Paramount 2008
14 Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat ₱ 171.00 million Star Cinema 2008
15 X-Men: The Last Stand ₱ 167.17 million Fox 2006

LOCAL
1 Sukob ₱ 186.41 million Star Cinema 2006
2 A Very Special Love ₱ 179.57 million Star Cinema and VIVA Films 2008
3 Ang Tanging Ina ₱ 177.82 million Star Cinema 2003
4 Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat ₱ 171 million Star Cinema 2008
5 Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo ₱ 162.37 million Star Cinema 2006
6 One More Chance ₱ 152.79 million Star Cinema 2007
7 Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo ₱ 150 million Star Cinema 2007

2008 TOP GROSSER

LOCAL & FOREIGN

1 A Very Special Love ₱ 179.57 million Star Cinema and VIVA Films
2 Twilight ₱ 179.16 million Summit Entertainment
3 Iron Man ₱ 174.18 million Paramount
4 Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat ₱ 171.00 million Star Cinema
5 The Dark Knight ₱ 159.14 million Warner Bros.
6 Caregiver ₱ 139.54 million Star Cinema

2008 LOCAL
1 A Very Special Love ₱ 179.57 million Star Cinema and VIVA Films
2 Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat ₱ 171.00 million Star Cinema
3 Caregiver ₱ 139.54 million Star Cinema
4 For The First Time ₱ 132.77 million Star Cinema
5 Iskul Bukol… 20 Years After ₱ 107.0 million APT Entertainment
6 My Bestfriend's Girlfriend ₱ 101.26 million GMA and Regal Films
7 Dobol Trobol: Lets Get Redi 2 Rambol! ₱ 90.51 million APT Production
8 When Love Begins ₱ 89.38 million Star Cinema and VIVA Films
9 Mag-ingat Ka Sa... Kulam ₱ 85.47 million Regal Films
10 My Only Ü ₱ 78.40 million Star Cinema

Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest-grossing_films_in_the_Philippines






Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Word of the Year 2008


The word " Bailout" was chosen by the American Dialect Society as the word of the year for 2008. Bailout refers to the rescue by the government of companies on the brink of failure, including large players in the banking industry. While the name of US President elect Barack Obama was chosen as the name of the year.

Other nominees for word of the year:

Barack Obama: Both names as combining forms in a large number of new words. A combining form is a word or part of a word that can be used as the root or basis of other words. 28/43

lipstick on a pig: An adornment of something that can't be made pretty. 16

change: Not so much a buzzword as political wallpaper, background noise, and ambient energy rolled into one. The idea of discarding old ideas and methods seemed to underlie everything said by national political candidates. 14

shovel-ready: Used to describe infrastructure projects that can be started quickly when funds become available 5

game-changer: In business and politics, something that alters the nature of a marketplace, relationship, or campaign. From sports ‘something that changes a match or contest.’ 2.

Other categories:

—MOST USEFUL—

WINNER: Barack Obama: Both names as combining forms. 41/72

text(ing), in driving while texting (DWT), the sending of text messages while conducting and automobile, and textwalker, a person who texts while walking. 38/34

bailout: The rescue by the government of companies on the brink of failure, including large players in the banking industry. 14

Palinesque: Pertaining to a person who has extended themselves beyond their expertise, thereby bringing ridicule upon a serious matter. 11

—MOST CREATIVE—

WINNER: recombobulation area: An area at Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee in which passengers that have just passed through security screening can get their clothes and belongings back in order. 94

long photo: A video of 90 seconds or less. Used by the photo-sharing web site Flickr. 5

skadoosh: A nonsense interjection popularized by Jack Black in the movie Kung Fu Panda. 3

rofflenui: A blended New Zealand English-Maori word that means “rolling on the floor laughing a lot.” 1

—MOST UNNECESSARY—

WINNER: moofing: From “mobile out of office,” meaning working on the go with a laptop and cell phone. Created by a PR firm. 35/53

First Dude: The husband of a governor or president. 36/43

bromance: A very close relationship between two heterosexual men. 28

—Most OutrageouS—

WINNER: terrorist fist jab:
A knuckle-to-knuckle fist bump, or “dap,” traditionally performed between two black people as a sign of friendship, celebration or agreement. It was called the “terrorist fist jab” by the newscaster E. D. Hill, formerly of Fox News. 88

body-snarking: Posting pictures and commenting negatively on the bodies of the people in them. 10

fish pedicure: A cosmetic procedure in which fish eat the dead skin off the feet. 9

baby mama: From a man’s point of view, a woman to whom he is not married and who is the mother of his child. 2

—MOST EUPHEMISTIC—

WINNER: scooping technician:
A person whose job it is to pick up dog poop. 66

age-doping: The falsification of records to show that an athlete meets participation requirements for a sporting event. 32

thought showers: Coined by a British city council because the synonym “brainstorming” was said to be offensive to epileptics. 11

—Most Likely to Succeed—

WINNER: shovel-ready:
Used to describe infrastructure projects that can be started quickly when funds become available. 47/76

Tw-, tweet-, twitt- Combining forms all connoting a relationship to Twitter, a free nano-blogging service. 27/19

[name] the [job]: Joe the Plumber, etc. 12

Phelpsian: Excellent in the fashion of swimmer Michael Phelps, who won eight medals and set seven world records in the 2008 Summer Olympics. 6

-licious: A suffix which connotes desirability or attractiveness of the thing whose name it is combined with. 1

—Least Likely to Succeed—

WINNER: PUMA
: An acronym for Party Unity My Ass, used by Democrats who were disaffected after Hillary Clinton failed to secure a sufficient number of delegates. It was later said to stand for Party Unity Means Action. 88

nuke the fridge: To ruin a movie franchise through the arrogance of a successful producer or director. 14

-cation: Suffix connotating “vacation” in blends like mancation, staycation, hurrication, evacucation. 1

—NEW CATEGORY: ELECTION-RELATED WORDS—

WINNER: maverick
: A person who is beholden to no one. Widely used by the Republican Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates, John McCain and Sarah Palin. Also in the adjectival form mavericky, used by Tina Fey portraying Palin on Saturday Night Live. 73

lipstick on a pig: An adornment of something that can’t be made pretty. 37

hopey-changey: Derisive epithet incorporating Obama’s two main buzzwords (also dopey hopey changey). 8

hockey mom: A mother who spends a great deal of time and money aggressively abetting her children’s interest in the sport of hockey. 2

Founded in 1889, the American Dialect Society is dedicated to the study of the English language in North America, and of other languages, or dialects of other languages, influencing it or influenced by it. ADS members are linguists, lexicographers, etymologists, historians, grammarians, academics, editors, writers, and independent scholars in the fields of English, foreign languages, and other disciplines. The society also publishes the quarterly journal American Speech.

Source:http://www.americandialect.org/index.php/amerdial/american_dialect_society_2008_word_of_the_year_is_bailout/2007
Pinoy word of the year was the word "MISKOL". I would suggest that the PINOY WORD FOR THE YEAR 2008 SHOULD BE THE FOLLOWING:
WORD: CHORVA! ( hehehe)
PHRASE OR EXPRESSION : Bonggang-bonggang bong bong
NAME: LAUDEMER BELTRAN ( HAHAHA KIDDING!) PROBABLY : MARIAN RIVERA

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

OSCAR AWARDS 09 FORECAST


2009 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD IS OVER.... AND GUESS WHAT??? ALL EYES ARE NOW ON THE MOST ANTICIPATED SHOW IN THE WHOLE WORLD AFTER THER INAUGURATION OF MR. YES WE CAN, US PRESIDENT ELECT BARACK OBAMA.... WHAT ELSE? ITS THE OSCAR! ONE THING IS FOR SURE NOW; THIS YEAR'S AWARD'S NIGHT HOST IS NOT A COMEDIAN...BUT AN AUSSIE ACTOR, HUGH JACKMAN.


HERE IS MY FEARLESS FORECAST FOR THE 81st OSCAR

--- AS ALWAYS, WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT, JENIFFER LOPEZ TOGETHER WITH HIS HUBBY MARC ANTHONY WILL WALK AGAIN AT THE RED CARPET. SIGH.

--- I HAVE THIS HUGE FEELING THAT SOME VIDEO CLIPS FROM THE MOVIE "THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL" WILL BE USED AS AN OPENING AVP FOR THE SHOW, REPLACING THE ALIEN ROBOT ALSO KNOWN AS THE GORT WITH THE OSCAR STATUE!

--- HEATH LEDGER WILL WIN THIS YEAR'S OSCARS BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR CATEGORY. HIS DAD WILL ACCEPT THE AWARD....THEN A STANDING OVATION... A MOMENT OF SILENCE.

--- BRAD PITT WILL NOT BE NOMINATED FOR THE BEST ACTOR CATEGORY AND WILL NOT ATTEND THE AWARD'S CEREMONY.


Thursday, January 8, 2009

Morning Banana diet: Wanna try?

PHOTO: http://www.thedailygreen.com/cm/thedailygreen/images/hm/banana-clean-FD-lg.jpg



Everybody's talking about this latest diet fad in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.According to a Time Magazine article dated October 17, 2008 (http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1850454,00.html). The morning banana diet made the Philippine bananas the hottest items on every Japanese market shelves. FYI: Philippines is exporting bananas to Japan for 40 years, Dole Japan said that their banana importation has increased by 25%, and the banana sales soared up to 70%. Looks like that there will be a banana shortage this year, hahaha. And the man or the woman rather to blame for this fad: the Osakan pharmacist Ms. Sumiko Watanabe, who introduced this stress free, easiest, simplest and 2nd cheapest diet ever invented (only after the 40 days fasting... kidding) to her husband, who lost 37 llbs in due course of diet.This diet also do not require any exercise program, well how about that? WTG!

The Diet Rules:
Very Simple:A follower of this diet plan eats one or more bananas with room temperature water for breakfast. The dieter can choose what they want for lunch, a three-o'clock snack, and dinner, but no desserts are permitted. Nothing is eaten after 8 pm, and the dieter must go to bed by midnight.

So what's with banana?

Banana is very high in fiber thus, it can make you feel you feel full when you eat some. It is also rich in carbohydrates and vitamin B also known as fat burners.

Caution:

The sugars in bananas adhere to your teeth more than other fruits, so eating them in the morning puts you at high risk of cavities. Bananas are also very constipating. This diet is not recommended to those persons with constipation problem.



Therefore:

I will give it a try for myself. Ive been struggling to lose extra pounds. I used to weigh only 135 lbs (that was almost a year and a half ago) But just two months after December 2007, I gained 15 pounds.And now, Im weighing 170 lbs, 30 llbs heavier than Manny Pacquiao. This leads me to include any diet to my new year's resolutions that will help me lose weight. I will try to combine this with exercise, moderate lunch and dinner and drinking a liter of green tea a day to see the result faster. Summer is coming and i need to have a six pack abs! 'Hope this diet works!











Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River : Official Semifinalist to New Seven Wonders of Nature

Filipinos UNITE!  Let's make Puerto Princesa Subterranean River be included  to the New Seven Wonders of Nature! VOTE NOW! 

http://www.new7wonders.com/nature/en/nominees/asia/c/PuertoPrincesa/




New Seven Wonders of Nature : Next Phase of Competition

The national qualifiers are now over, and you can vote for your chosen seven from the list of 261 qualified nominees.

The Swiss-based nonprofit foundation collected 441 nominations over the Internet since it opened the selection process in 2007.The foundation then chose the top vote-getter from each country, making a list of 222 sites. The overall list rose to 261 with the inclusion of sites shared by two or more countries.

Votes can be cast until July 7. Registration on the Web site aims to prevent people from voting twice.A panel of experts in nature, chaired by Federico Mayor, former chief of UNESCO, the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, will reduce the list to 21 finalists in July.

The seven winners will then be chosen in another round of public voting lasting until 2011, this time by Internet, telephone and text messages.


When will the New7Wonders of Nature be declared?
What are the stages of the election?
There are three stages in the New7Wonders of Nature campaign: the National Qualification, the Nomination stage and the Finalist stage:

On 1 January 2009, only one national nominee per country will be allowed to proceed: the highest ranked in the voting on 31 December 2008. Therefore until the end of 2008, countries with more than one nominee will be racing to choose the national representative that is allowed to continue into 2009. Nominees shared by more than one country will remain and continue into 2009.

In the Nomination stage, voting for nominees will continue through July 7, 2009. Then the New7Wonders of Nature Panel of Experts, under the leadership of Prof. Federico Mayor, former Director-General of UNESCO, will review the top 77 nominees and choose the 21 finalists, to be announced on 21 July 2009.

For the Finalist stage, the 21 New7Wonders of Nature Finalists will be put to popular vote in July 2009. Voting will continue throughout 2010 and into 2011. During this time, the New7Wonders World Tour will visit each of the Finalists to allow them to present themselves to the voters across the globe.

The final declaration of the New7Wonders of Nature will be in 2011.

Can there be more than one Finalist and more than one of the New7Wonders of Nature from the same country?
No, there will only be one Finalist per country, except for Finalists that share countries, for example those that cross national borders.



How many times can I vote?
Via www.new7wonders.com you can only vote once in each stage (nominee/Top 77 stage and Finalist stage), identifying yourself using your email address.
Please note that each person must vote for 7 different natural sites when they vote in each of the two stages.


http://www.new7wonders.com

ELIANE ENGELER, Associated Press Writer

 

Friday, January 2, 2009

happy new year!

happy new year! everyone! wishing us all the best this 2009!