Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Guests at a Sports Illustrated party attended by Beyonce and top models may have been exposed to hepatitis by a Wolfgang Puck prep cook, health officials said. The Los Angeles County Department of Health sent guests alerts Tuesday saying the worker had acute hepatitis A and recommended vaccinations for anyone who ate uncooked food at the party and three other events Feb. 14-20 There have been no reports of illness. Carl Schuster, president of Wolfgang Puck Catering, said: "While the risk of infection is low, we will continue to work with the Health Department to bring a speedy and thorough resolution to this investigation. Our catering efforts continue, and we remain confident that our guests will receive the highest standards of excellence for which Wolfgang Puck is known.� After the cook was placed on medical leave, "we immediately worked to take every precaution to further safeguard our patrons and other employees," said Schuster. He added the infected employee was not involved in any of the Puck-catered Oscar events, including the Governors Ball after the Academy Awards. The Feb. 14 Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition party was the biggest of the events where the cook worked. Beyonce, who posed for the cover, was joined by major Sports Illustrated models including Bar Refeali, Veronica Varekova, Yamila Diaz-Rahi, Ana Beatriz Barros and Marisa Miller. The party was held in a tented area in the courtyard of the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. The menu offered much raw food, including sushi and fresh vegetables, as well as several cooked items.

Penelope Cruz

Best Actress in a Leading Role, for Volver The Spanish star was stunning in Volver as a Sofia Loren look-alike in Dolce & Gabbana (and some strategic padding). So it's no surprise that Cruz is a red-carpet icon. Her stylists, Cristina Ehrlich and Estee Stanley, said of her Globes look: "We think it's so amazing when you can find such an exceptional black dress. It was so sexy, romantic and elegant. And, of course, nothing is better than a couture Chanel gown."
i agree, her dress is so sexy and glamorous!

Monday, February 26, 2007

Children Visit Britney Spears in Rehab

Britney Spears saw her children during a weekend visit to Promises, PEOPLE has learned. Estranged husband Kevin Federline brought their boys, Sean Preston, 17 months, and Jayden, 5 months, to the Malibu rehab center Saturday evening, a source says. "The kids are his No. 1 priority and they always have been," the source says. "He's so stressed out right now. He only wants the best for Britney and the kids." This was the second time Federline has visited his estranged wife. He also went to Promises on Friday without the children. Spears 25, voluntarily checked herself into the residential rehab center on Feb. 20, left the next morning, then returned Thursday night.The singer's father, Jamie Spears, 54, told FOX News from his home in Louisiana that his daughter is "a sick little girl. ... We're just trying to take care of her."

Saturday, February 24, 2007

"Miriam?? Ah kaya pala"

I was having the time of my life in Kenny Rogers (Katipunan) with my blockmates. I was seated beside jaymie (Left), and a vacant table to my right. I got up and made my way to the counter. I took jaymie's money and ordered for her since she volunteered to look after our stuff. I ordered Combo number 3 for jaymie: thigh part, classic, plain rice, coke and mashed potato. I ordered the same except for : java rice (tama ba?), ice tea and corn and carrots for my side dish. When i returned into our table, i saw a bag seated on my chair, then the empty table beside me was now occupied by two old ladies. Ando, i asked the lady who was seated nearer to our table:
taj : (in a very warm and gentle voice, na minsan ko lng po ipamalas, ano!) hello mam, good afternoon po, uhm is this your bag po? ^_^
Old lady: (In a monsterous tone) Yes, y?
taj: (still in the same tone, but kinda confuse of what im goin to say) ah, kasi po chair ko po yan.
Ehem, i was expecting for her to say, "oh, yha, im sorry, could you just pull a chair for yourself." (Gently). Pero that is not what happened ano!..
Old lady: There are so many chairs around, why don't you just pull a chair!!!
Taj: Ah.. ok po sige po. ok na po.
Then i got a chair from the other table. Jaymie and I began talking about what happened. The old day AGAIN talked in a very annoying tone. Monsterous that is!
Old Lady: Excuse me! Excuse me! You seem displeased of what happened. What if i'll do what you did to me, are you going tobe happy?!!! (Duh! ano kaya ginawa ko? Sha na nga ung nanguha ng chair ng may chair sa table ng may table eh!)
taj: Ah, ok na po, sige na po. I have a chair na po. So ok na po..
Old lady: There are three more chairs infront of you oh!
taj: ah o sige po. ok na po.
Carol, Mabebs and Princess finally returned. Then we started eating and buzz about how small the chickens are now in kenny. It seems that their SIDE dish is now bigger than their chickens and also, there is no ice in our ICE tea. wahah! Suddenly the Old lady spoke again.
Old lady: Excuse me. Excuse me. Excuse me (Wahaha, we didn't hear her at first because we are just so happy that we were able to eat together outside MC.)
Old Lady: Are you from the Ateneo?!!
Carol: No po.
Old Lady: From where are you then?!
Mabebs: Miriam College po.
Old Lady: Ah. (Miriam) KAYA PALA!
taj: ah ok po ^.^
Old Lady: We are professors of UP diliman!
taj: Ah. ok po ^.^
Old lady: Professors kami from UP.
Taj:Ah, oo nga po (Duh! what does she want me to say)
Oh! so what does she mean by that? Do i/we have to bow down to her because she is from UP and we are from Miriam? And what does she mean by, "Ah, (Miriam) KAYA PALA!" Is she thinking that i am an ill-mannered girl because i came from Miriam? Duh! she must be really thankful because my family and my schools (Marcopper and Miriam) educated me well. They have instilled in me that i should respect others, espcially who are those older than me no matter what.. HAY nako! Grabe! Grabe talga!
She is so HAMBOG!

Kevin Federline Visits Britney Spears in Rehab

Kevin Federline visited his estranged wife, Britney Spears, in rehab on Friday, PEOPLE has learned. Spears, 25, is currently being treated at Promises in Malibu. A source familiar with the situation says Federline, 28, has been involved in her stay there. "He cares a lot about her," the source said. Federline stopped by the facility on Friday and stayed about an hour and a half. On Thursday, Spears's father, Jamie Spears, 54, told FOX News from his home in Louisiana that his daughter is "a sick little girl. ... We're just trying to take care of her." He added that his daughter's problems are "not about what other people think" and that he and Spears's mom, Lynne, are "concerned about our daughter." However, reports that Spears is on "suicide watch" are false, her manager Larry Rudolph told Extra on Friday. "The story is absolutely untrue. She is in rehab, and it is very disappointing that various media outlets are running these false stories about her, as Britney tries to get better," Rudolph said.
*Ah! Kevin federline is such a fake! He is just using this issue to increase his popularity, or maybe, so that people may now think of him as a thoughtful husband (My opinion). Until now, im still contemplating why/how the cute-talented-britney turned into a desperate-for-attention-britney. From what i remember, she changed her wholesome image into a daring one when they (jtimberlake and britney) broke up. During my highshool days, ehem, my-dancing-queen-era that is, i idolize her because of her God given dancing skills. How i envy her as i watch her music videos, especially the one with Madona! I love the way she executes her steps with that "yabang" expression on her face, which totaly fits the music. How i wish i could see her shake her thing again.. ^_^
Think britney, think!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Britney Spears Back in Rehab

Britney Spears has returned to rehab, PEOPLE has confirmed. Mark Vincent Kaplan, a lawyer for Spears's estranged husband, Kevin Federline, confirmed through a spokesman that the pop star has entered a treatment facility – and that a custody hearing over the couple's two sons has been canceled According to the spokesman, no emergency papers will be filed as had been planned in the custody matter. On Wednesday evening, Spears drove to Federline's house in the San Fernando Valley, where she had a confrontation with a photographer who was among a group of paparazzi following her. Amid the commotion, it was not clear if the singer ever spoke to her estranged husband. Spears's mother, Lynne, was also spotted at the scene.
What's happening to you britney???

Princess hours: OST: Perhaps love

Click here for korean, english and tagalog version of princess hours' OST, PERHAPS LOVE^_^


Sideline: Prince Troy

Kim, Jeong-Hoon (Korean: 김정훈 Hanja: 金楨勳, born January 20, 1980) is a South Korean singer and actor. He initially rose to fame as a member of Korean duo UN debuting with the single Voice Mail in 1999. After the duo disbanded in 2005, he enjoyed success as an actor starring in Goong, a drama based on comic book of the same name.

Kim Jeong Hoon plays Lee Yool, Shin's cousin. He returns from a long stay in England with his mother, the widow of the former crown prince. The opposite of Shin, he is warm, kindhearted, sweet, and romantic--an instant hit with the girls. Interested in Chae-kyeong, their friendship grows to love on his side, while she remains innocently unaware of it until much later.

He may be considered as one of the "kontrabidas" in this series, but unlike others, i just could not hate him. He is very adorable! Love him!

Sideline: Prince Gian

Prince Gian
Shin (Korean)

Joo, Ji-Hoon (Korean: 주지훈, Hanja: 朱智勛, born on 16 May 1982) is a popular model and actor from South Korea. He is well known for portraying Shin in Princess Hours, which was his acting debut.
Before entering the entertainment industry, he studied in Dongwon University and majored in e-Business. He was known as "Handy Man" in his school for his tall height (6'2"). In 2003, he went into modelling and advertised for names like Calvin Klein, LEVI's and Reebok. He has also won awards for modelling.

I really like him, as in! Hotness eh! He has a strong character in the Princess Hours, yet has warm heart, inside. As the crown prince of korea, he is not allowed to show his weaknesses and his soft side. He has to be independent and must always stay on top. Actually, he is not even allowed to call her mom, the inang reyna, as "mama." I feel sorry for him everytime his father takes prince troy's side. It seems that the king loves troy more than gian. (akin ka na lang Gian). As janelle's husband naman, er, well, he is a bit shy in showing his feelings, but i love it when he makes "lambing" to princess janelle, hay i wish i was her. waheheh!

"hay, kinikilig na 'ko, can't write anymore. my mind is flooded by Princess hours' kilig-to-the-bones-scenes.."

Princess hours craze

On December 18, 2006, Princess Hours premiered on ABS-CBN in the Philippines. Ratings hit 18.9%[1], and the show lagged against A Rosy Life of GMA7, which was in the latter's final week of airing. However, as the story unfolded, the ratings increased to about 24% for the Mega Manila Area[citation needed]. For Nationwide Ratings it hit a 36.34% ratings.[citation needed]
The characters have undergone name changes to better fit the Philippine populace: Chae-kyeong became Janelle, Lee Shin became Gian, Lee Yool became Troy, and Min Hyo-rin became Monique. As with other Koreanovelas, the show was dubbed in native Tagalog. Princess Hours is currently shown Monday to Thursday at 10:30 PM (Philippine Time) in the Primetime Bida of ABS-CBN.
The theme song included on the official soundtrack, "Perhaps Love" (Hangul: 사랑인가요, sarangingayo (romanized), originally sung by J and HowL), was translated into Tagalog as "Pag-ibig Nga Kaya" and performed by Christian Bautista and Rachelle Ann Go. Another theme song, entitled "If We Fall In Love", was composed by RJ Jimenez and sung by Yeng Constantino with the composer.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Newly Bald Britney: My Mom Is Going to 'Freak'

Moments after shaving her own head in Esther's Haircutting Studio in Tarzana, Calif., a teary Britney Spears blurted out, "'My mom is going to freak,'" according to salon owner Esther Tognozzi, who says she tried to talk the pop star out of her radical do. Spears, 25, stopped by the San Fernando Valley salon at around 7 p.m. Friday night after it had closed, Tognozzi tells PEOPLE. Accompanied by two bodyguards, Spears walked in with a hoodie covering her head and told Tognozzi, "'I want you to buzz my hair off.'"

Tognozzi first tried to talk Spears out of going through with the shave, then after refusing the pop star's request, Spears told her, "'Then I'll do it.'"

During Spears's visit, Tognozzi describes the pop star as having "no expression." However, she notes Spears smiled for the cameras when waiting photographers caught sight of her newly shorn look inside the salon. Spears wasn't charged for her buzz cut (usually $20 for men), but Tognozzi says, "Now I'm charging $200 for the Brit-Buzz Special!" Before Spears slipped out the back door, Tognozzi asked her if the buzz cut was a symbol of a new beginning. Spears's response: "'Something like that.'"

I was really shocked when i heard about this news in TV Patrol. TvPatrol : "Britney Spears, kinalbo ang sarili," and so, i visited my trusted website to know the whole story. i found out that it was true, she did shave her hair off. I belive that she can start again without cutting shaving her hair. Uhm, Is this one of her strategies to get the attention of the whole world again? I just wish her peace of mind...

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Heart Attacks and drinking warm water....

The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals...not cold water...maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating!!!

Nothing to lose, everything to gain...

For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this "sludge" reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.A serious note about heart attacks: You should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting. Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line.You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack. Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms. 60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know, the better chance…

I was really shock when i read some articles and even saw in the television that there are young people who suffered, well some even died, (17 years old) due to heart attack... Scary.
Ely buendia was one of those million of younglings who had a heart attack at a very young age.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Learn how to speak spanish for free

Before i enrolled to my spanish subject in MC, I searched for sites that can help me do an advance reading in spanish. I found this site and enrolled to their online lessons. One of the reasons why i considered this site is beacuse it is Free. Yes, you can learn how to speak spanish for free. When you subscribe, you'll get your first lesson in just minutes. Then every week you'll get another lesson. Soon you'll be able to ask questions, talk about yourself, and have basic conversations in Spanish.
Hablo un poco espanyol ! (ohhh no! i dunno how to the "enye" letter wahah)

Cops: No Evidence of Crime in Anna Nicole Smith's Death

No illegal drugs were found in Anna Nicole Smith's hotel room and there is no evidence that her death was a crime, police said at a press conference on Friday. "At this point no evidence has been revealed to suggest that a crime occurred. We have found no illegal drugs, only prescription medicines," said Charlie Tiger, Seminole Police Chief. "We are not releasing the names on those prescriptions. We have taken sworn statements from all the parties involved; everyone has cooperated fully." The Broward County, Fla., chief medical examiner, Dr. Joshua Perper, said that he found no pills in Smith's stomach, and that the final determination of the cause of death will require another three to five weeks. Perper said at the press conference that Thursday's death of the 39-year-old could have been caused by one of three reasons. The first, he said, is that it could be attributed "solely to natural causes." The second, "due to some medical and chemicals." And the third, "a combination of natural causes and medication. At this time we don't have the results that would allow us to make a final determination."

Is she/he the one for you?

Butterflies in your stomach when you catch sight of that special someone? Is it an never ending love story ? Will it work out or will it be just another futile attempt? Before you pop the all important "I love you", use the Crush Calculator to find out if he or she is The One!

Try it. ^_^

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Happy Teachers' Day

MC celebrated the teachers' day today, and as a part of our tradition (Yeah, parang tagal ko na talga sa MC noh?), the sangguniang magaaral ng miriam organized a program wherein the performers would be our very own teachers and professors.. Once more, we have experienced/seen their rarely unleashed talents. We had so much fun, but it was sir cui, now known as “papa lo,” who caused the muscles on my face to harden due to that 10-min-long-laughing-mode. He once again proved that he still is the rock star of the BA department when he sang those two not-so-popular songs. Err, well I could say that those were totally unpopular because I have never heard those songs played over the radio. One of those he said was from the band “Chupakabras” which I haven’t heard also. Jaymie commented that he was just as if in his bedroom singing on the top of his voice. Whahah! After his number, he bent his head down (Hiya mode ba ito?) and apologized to the crowd saying “sorry, sorry talga, sorry…” Aw, sir chui, you don’t have to say sorry, we enjoyed laughing naman eh! Peace!
Oh! Luke Mejares suddenly came out of nowhere and serenaded MC with two lovely songs: So inlove with you and So sick. I guess no one from the audience did expect that he would perform today. Well, let us give thanks to the entrepreneur people who made it happen.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007


I have been using Globe's unlimited text messaging service for quite some time and when it expired already, I was surprised with the new rates. I tried sending the usual message to 2870 every time I am requesting for the said service then, I got the exciting details Here are the rates for your reference:

All-day unlimited texting (UNLITXT20, UNLITXT 40, UNLITXT 80)
P20 - 1 dayP40 - 2 daysP80 - 4 days
For the heavy day-time texters (UNLITXTD15, UNLITXTD30)
15 - 1 day30 - 2 days
For the heavy night-shift texters (UNLITXTN10, UNLITXTN20)
P10 - 1 dayP20 - 2 days
Unlimited GHP-GHP Texting + P0.75 SMS to other networks
(TXTPLUS25, TXTPLUS50)P25 - 1 dayP50 - 2 days

In order to get the most out of this service, you should just get the best variant that suits your SMS lifestyle. Any comments on the new pricing scheme?