Monthly Archives: May 2010

Who’ll Win American Idol Tomorrow? Lee Dewzye Prevails!

Who is your bet to be the next American Idol Season 9?

Simon Cowell already made his prediction on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He’s betting on Lee Dewzye. Had he been asked five or six weeks ago, his bet would have been Crystal Bowersox.

I agree with him. My early favorite was Crystal. But as everyone saw, Lee had been consistently improving his performance, coming out of his shell, and is now a confident performer. He’s cute too! :)

My worry now is the stigma that Americans, or any group of people for that matter, choose the underdog. The underdog, in this case, is the contestant that is not favored by Simon or the rest of the judges, Randy, Ellen, and Kara.

For me, either contestant will do, but I’d like to stick to my original choice, which is Crystal.

Who do you think will be the next American Idol?

Catch American Idol Performance Night tomorrow, May 26 on Star World at 6 or 8pm with replays at 11pm; Results Night on May 27 at the same time slots.

CityKart Racing Opens at Park Square 1, Makati

Kart racing enthusiasts out there, head for Level 5 7, Park Square 1, Ayala Center, Makati now. The CityKart Racing has just opened an outlet there.

Schedule:

Weekdays (Monday to Thursday): 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Weekends (Friday to Sunday): 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

I took this photo quickly as we were going out the parking one night. Will take better photos one of these days. 😉

Cleaning Up Ayala Avenue

I was away for a week’s vacation  and was pleasantly surprised when I went back to work that Monday morning and saw these trash bins along Ayala Avenue.

What’s even more interesting is that the trash bins are categorized according to the kind of waste: non-biodegradable and biodegradable. The trash bins come in pair and are strategically placed, about every 10 meters away from the others.

I really hope people, especially those people smoking outside PBCOM building, would use these trash bins, and make Ayala Avenue much cleaner than it already is.

Kudos to those who have thought of this!

Let’s love this Earth. It’s all we got! 😀

Delifrance Introduces Chicken Bourbon Sandwich

The word bourbon reminds me of my father who likes to drink whiskey. Bourbon is from a fermented mash containing not less than 51 percent corn in addition to malt and rye.

More trivia:

bourbon
type of American corn whiskey, 1846, from Bourbon County, Kentucky, where it first was made, supposedly in 1789. Bourbon County was organized 1785, one of the nine established by the Virginia legislature before Kentucky became a state. The name reflects the fondness felt in the United States for the French royal family, and especially Louis XVI, in gratitude for the essential support he had given to the rebel colonists. [Source]

So I guess it’s safe to say that this flavor will be on Delifrance‘s Chicken Bourbon Sandwich. Must be yummy, don’t you think?

Why don’t you check it out?

My Automated Election Experience

I was one of the lucky ones who didn’t have to elbow my way to the voting precinct (at Moonwalk 1, Paranaque City). Sure, I queued; I had to deal with the heat and humidity, but I still believe I had it easier than most.

In my place, Moonwalk 1, Paranaque, 20 precincts were grouped into 4 clusters. I was on cluster 301. Most of us, if not all, didn’t have to look for our names and precinct numbers on election day itself, because those were posted on a bulletin board outside our church (the Holy Eucharist Parish), three weeks before. And I’m guessing, everyone was accounted for because I didn’t hear complaints of missing names.

Our queues were made more bearable by the narra and mango trees, too. Talk about the benefit of being green.

Overall, my first automated election experience was OK. No technical glitches, no ballot snatching or spoiled ballots, no missing names, no missing precincts, no fights, no arguments, no loudmouths, no violence. I had to line up for 2.5 hours because I went there at the peak hours. But after I voted, there was no more line outside the gym, and few people were there waiting to vote. In fact, in the afternoon, the gym, which served as the voting area for the 20 precincts, was pretty much deserted, save for the PPCRV, BEI, Comelec people, and other observers like us.

As an observer, the system in my place needs improvement, but this is our first so I forgive them. If only we were not so worried about the sensitive ballots and the allegedly not ready PCOS machines, we would have devoted more time on people-space-volume-time management. Especially that Comelec, albeit late, announced that with or without PCOS machine, voting must go on, the voting should not be so dependent on the PCOS machines.

But this is all in retrospect. I am sure in the next elections we will do better.

Now, as I write, we await for the results. My candidates are not doing well in the partial, unofficial results, but I’m happy that I cast my vote, and exercised my right as a Filipino.

Whoever wins, I remain to be a good citizen. My fervent prayer is that we give the new government a chance.

Here are some of the photos I took earlier.