Cyndi Lauper Live in Manila

If you are a big fan of Cyndi Lauper this is the time you’ve been waiting for. Cyndi Lauper live in Manila, she will be performing at the big dome (Smart Araneta Coliseum) on March 17, 2012. 

For sure you want to sing and dance with her. Who will forget her songs like Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Money Changes Everything, Time after Time, She-Bop and lots more? 

How I wish to watch her concert this is once in a lifetime but I’m kinda away from the venue. 

Fil-Am Jessica Sanchez is part of American Idol Season 11 Top 13

The search for the new American Idol season 11 is finally telecast on national television. I was watching the other day and happy because another Fil-Am (Filipino-Mexican) was chosen to be part of Top 13. She is Jessica Sanchez, 16 years old from San Diego, California.

Jessica Sanchez received a standing ovation from “American Idol” judges Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez. She performed her own version of Jennifer Hudson’s “Love You I Do” from the movie “Dream girls.”

I will surely watch American Idol again because of Jessica. Another Fil-Am who will give pride to our country. Other Filipino who had been part of American Idol were Jasmine Trias, whose made it on Top 3 (season 3), Thia Megia was part of the Top 11 in the previous season, Camille Velasco and Ramiele Malubay made it to the Top 9 on Season 3 and 7, respectively.

Good luck, Jessica, hope you recognize your mother’s homeland.

Why Mixed Martial Arts popular?

Many people are fond of doing martial arts.  I’ve been watching some people doing this kind of thing. Martial arts is about discipline, admiration and self control. If we know the basic of martial arts we can defend ourselves at the same time boost our self esteem.

One kind of martial arts is mixed martial arts just like the one we watch in UFC. They are interesting to watch but we should also know that their profession is not easy. More often it caused injuries in shoulder, face and hand. Well, you can get more information on how Mixed Martial Arts is working and why it is popular by simply reading this Infographic below.

Breaking Dawn movie

I got day off taking care of Kyla today, hahah. So I watched The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 with my two nieces. Like the previous series I enjoyed watching the story of Bella and Edward. This time they got married, the couple spends their honeymoon on a private island in Brazil called Isle Esme. Two weeks into their honeymoon, Bella discovers that she is pregnant with a half-human/half-vampire child at an abnormally accelerated rate. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 poster Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner

As the pregnancy progresses, Bella’s health greatly weaken so Edward gives her blood as a last option. Her health greatly improves as a result, but that night, Bella goes into a very painful labor and gives birth to her daughter, Renesmee. To save Bella’s life after painful delivery, Edward injects Bella’s heart with his venom, but nothing happens, and Bella is thought to be dead.  But later at night Bella’s wounds heal and she wakes up with red eyes, as she is now a new-born vampire… 

The story ends there, wwwwaaaaahhh … we were left hanging on the story. How I wish Part 2 is here already. But as far I as know it will be released November next year. What a long waiting. Anyway, I just gave some preview of the story if you are a fan of Bella and Edward you must see this movie ;).

ABS-CBN Christmas Station ID 2011

Finally, Kapamilya launched the much awaited ABS-CBN Christmas Station ID 2011 with theme song Da Best ang Pasko Ng Pilipino. It was performed by 11 year old Filipino-Canadian youtube sensation Maria Aragon together with University of the Philippines Concert Chorus. Da Best Ang Pasko ng Pilipino was written by Robert Labayen, music composed and produced by Jimmy Antiporda.


The video features the Christmas tradition of the Filipino from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Bibingka’t puto bumbong, misa de gallo, parol (lanterns) and more were featured in this video. Aside from that they showed how Filipinos celebrate Christmas around the world.

I grabbed the video from FB Fan Page of Da Best Ang Pasko ng Pilipino.

Miss Venezuela Ivian Sarcos – Miss World 2011

Miss World 2011 - Ivian Sarcos
Miss Venezuela Ivian Sarcos won the title Miss World 2011 held in Earls Court , London. While our very own Miss Philippines Gwendoline Ruais was the first runner-up and Miss Puerto Rico Amanda Perez became the second runner-up. Wow, we should be proud of our candidate Gwendoline Ruais almost have the title.

Below is the photo of Miss Venezuela Ivian Sarcos and our very own Miss Philippines Gwendoline Ruais  after being crowned.

Praybeyt Benjamin

We watched The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin today starring Vice Ganda as the title role. Other cast includes Jimmy Santos, Eddie Garcia, Derek Ramsay, Nikki Valdez, Kean Cipriano, DJ Durano, Vandolph Quizon, Carlos Agassi and a lot more. This is directed by Wenn Deramas under Star Cinema and Viva Films.

Praybeyt Benjamin tells a story of a gay son of an ex military commander (Jimmy Santos) who was forced to train like a military in order to save the country and his family from a national crisis. 

My review  opinion:

This movie is so funny. I watched Vice Ganda’s first starring movie Petrang Kabayo but I must say that Praybeyt Benjamin was funnier than Petrang Kabayo. Love Vice Ganda’s punch line ;). It’s worth it to watch and not a waste of money.  By the way, Praybeyt Benjamin earns almost 29M in first day of airing, wow … congrats to all the casts 😉

Pilipinas Got Talent Season 3 Grand Winner

Pilipinas Got Talent Season 3 Grand Winner is Maasinhon Trio. Congratulations for being the Grand Winner. They won Two Million Pesos.  Congrats also to Bringas Brothers and Khalil for being in the top 3. Let’s see what’s next on their career after the end of PGT Season 3.

If you haven’t watched Maasinhon Trio’s performance in the Grand Finals. Watch the video below. Thank you Daily Motion for providing the video.

Maasinhon Trio – PGT Season 3 Grand Finals by antoniettamanalo

Here is the list of the Grand Finalists.

  1.  Lucky Twins – Contemporary Dancing Duo fromTaclobanCity
  2. Bringas Brothers (Jefferson and Kurt Bringas) – Acoustic Duo fromDavaoDelSur
  3. El Gamma Penumbra – The Shadow Theater Group from BatangasCity
  4. Khalil Joseph Ramos – Singer from Parañaque
  5. Twin Divas – Singing and Dancing Duo from Nueva Ecija
  6. Sandugo Band – Reggae band fromSan PabloCity, Laguna
  7. Kiriko – Rap Group fromSanta Cruz, Laguna
  8. Muriel Lomadilla – Singer from CebuCity
  9. Synergy – Aerial Acrobatics Troupe from San Carlos City, Negros Occidental
  10.  Loverkada Kids – Gymnastics Group and Contortionists from Butuan City
  11. Maasinhon Trio – Singing Trio from Southern Leyte
  12. Renagine Pepito – Singer from Cagayan de Oro City

Addicted to Asian Series

I think its Meteor Garden (Taiwanese series) days that I’ve been addicted to Asian series. After this I learned about Korean series and started to watch them couple of years ago. Honestly I love Asian series (Taiwanese, Korean and Japanese) than our own Filipino/Tagalog series because stories are not so complicated. It’s direct to the point and stories are not extended up to the point that you’re not interested already in the story.

I can’t count how many Asian series I already watched but here are some that I truly loved 🙂

Meteor Garden
Autumn Concerto
Autumn in my Heart (must see/ I cried a lot, lol)
Spring Waltz
You’re Beautiful (A.N.JELL)
Full House
Personal Taste
Stairway to Heaven
Boys over Flowers

They are just few of what I already watched. Right now I’m watching My GF is a Gumiho another cute/fantasy story. Here is one of the episodes, thanks to the owner of this video.

Anyhow, I’m looking forward to watch these old and new asian series.

Love letter, Love story in Harvard, Sweet 18, Vacation
Princess hours, Winter sonata, Absolute boyfriend, Hana yori dango
Jewel in the palace, Dream high, Secret garden. Playful kiss
Coffee prince, Shining inheritance, Oh! My lady
I’m sorry I loved you, Marry me mary, 1 litre of tears
Smiling pasta, my sweetheart, Lavender, Pure Love

How about you guys? Have been addicted to Asian series too? Care to share maybe i can watch it too 🙂