Monthly Archives: June 2009

Michael Jackson Passes on at 50

Michael Jackson, the onetime child star turned King of Pop, died in Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon after he stopped breathing in his home and was rushed to the UCLA Medical Center. He was 50 years old. Continue reading…

I remember him well with his pads, shiny leather jackets, tight leather pants, and pointed black or white leather shoes, and of course his moves – the moonwalk dance. All these might have masked the loneliness of his life behind the blinking lights, but they have helped create the genius that is Michael Jackson.

I consider his a music genius and not just a pop legend because of the following reasons:

  • he creates music with a global message
  • he has inspired many artists
  • he composes, writes, sings, and dances
  • he has passion, he has talent, he has ingenuity
  • he has touched people all over the world

I have always liked his music—from the lyrics to the melody.

And I liked him better when he was still Afro-American.

One of my faves:

My other Michael Jackson favorite song is Heal the World.

Check out also my friend’s writeup: Goodbye, Peter Pan! :)

Fully Booked Rockwell Goes on Sale

Fully Booked Rockwell brings you another exciting sale.

20% OFF
on regular items*
June 25 – 30, 2009
(Thursday – Tuesday)
Store Hours
Friday & Saturday: 10am – 11:30pm
Sunday: 10am – 10:30pm
Monday – Thursday: 11am – 10:30pm
* 15% off on credit card payments.
Local and consigned items are not included in the sale

More info HERE.

Getting there:
Fully Booked Rockwell is on the 3/L of PowerPlant Mall, Makati City.

You can take Makati Avenue, go straight to Burgos St., then to Kalayaan St. to Rockwell Drive, or Estrella, EDSA going South, then right turn to Hidalgo Drive.

Bacolod’s Aida’s Chicken House is Now in the Metro!

Yes the famous Aida’s Chicken House of Bacolod City is now here in Makati. It’s at the basement 1 of Makati Cinema Square.

I sampled their chicken inasal (tender, juicy, and not at all oily, yummy!), stuffed spicy squid (equally yum!!), and chopsuey (lots of liver, veggies, yum!!!)

The ambiance is also good: cool jazz music and artworks (pen and ink, watercolor, wood sculpture) on the walls.

Check it out! 😉

Getting there:
Makati Cinema Square is on Pasong Tamo, Makati. Nearby establishments are Waltermart, Don Bosco Technical School, Don Bosco Church on Pasay Road.

You can take a jeepney or cab in going there.

Nokia Connection 2009 in Singapore

Noemi Dado, a popular blogger and friend, went to Singapore to attend the Nokia Connection 2009 last Monday. And while was there she blogged about the new and exciting Nokia handyphones that will be coming out anytime soon.

The new Nokia phones that are set to be launched are:

Nokia E72

Nokia 5530

Nokia 3710 Fold

To read more about each phone, head on to Noemi’s blog:

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Preparing for the Philippine Elections 2010 – Note #2

Demand and Supply by Boo Chanco
The Philippine Star, June 12, 2009

Look for managerial expertise

Today, Independence Day, is a good time to think about the qualities of the person we will vote for to be our next president. The recent two part ANC Leadership Forum should have provided clues on what to expect with each of the candidates. Unfortunately, neither of the two episodes got wide exposure. The other problem has to do with the danger of falling in love with the more telegenic and media savvy candidate.

Indeed, that seems to be the problem with the Filipino electorate. It is easy to get the ordinary voter infatuated with a candidate because of personality and other non important attributes. It is easy for the Pinoy voter to get taken by empty promises coming from a candidate with media sex appeal. That’s at the root of our problems.

That’s one reason why both Sen. Loren Legarda and Sen. Chiz Escudero are among the leading contenders even if they are the least qualified. Neither of the two from Danding Cojuangco’s NPC has significant managerial experience. Neither Loren nor Chiz has the track record to assure us they can run the massive bureaucracy called the Philippine government. We should learn from our experience with Gloria Magtatagal Arroyo. As such, all they can offer are promises. Ampaw is a good way to describe Loren and Chiz, which makes them ideal for the vested interests operating the NPC.

Continue reading…

Here’s Note #1.

Philstar’s I Love the Philippines Contest

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Philippine Star is launching again its I Love Philippines Year 2 Web Special.

You are invited to share your best Philippine experience and get a chance to win iPods and a MacBook. Deadline of submission is on June 21, 2009.

Here’s how to join.

Novartis Readies Tests for Swine Flu Vaccine


Yahoo! news carries the story today about Novartis, the Swiss pharmaceutical giant, readying tests for the swine flu (aka H1N1 virus) vaccine.

This is good timing indeed as the UN declared swine flu at a pandemic level (Level 6), the highest so far after a long time. “But the WHO’s move to raise their alert level to the highest point did not indicate that the virus had grown more lethal, however.”

Continue reading…

WHO: swine flu cases reach 29,669; 145 deaths

Yey, THE Limited Edition Havaianas Filipinas 2009!

Wizheart had to go to their Rockwell office this afternoon, so I grabbed the chance to go to Powerplant Mall, Rockwell. 😉

I checked out the store (My bad, I didn’t get it’s name. But it’s in the ground floor of Powerplant Mall, going to BPI & BDO.) at Powerplant Mall, which I know also sells Havaianas. And they have the Limited Edition Havaianas Filipinas 2009!!!

Thanks Rago for taking these photos, though my foot looks bloated. 😀