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Child Obesity and Let’s Move by First Lady Michelle Obama

In Uncategorized on January 31, 2012 at 4:59 am

Child obesity rises to alarming proportions,paving the way for Let’s Move,the brainchild of US First Lady Michelle Obama.The goal of this campaign is to “solve the challenge of childhood obesity” within a generation. This program encourages a healthy lifestyle through a collaborative and community-oriented drive zeroing in on different factors that lead to childhood obesity. With this,had the chance to prepare questions for the First lady. Here it goes:

CNNiReport– Hello Madam! Children all over the world tend to lead a sedentary lifestyle what with a gadget and gizmo generation-burgers,fries and floats within reach. With regards to your “curb-ohydrates” program Let’s Move,an advocacy which literally helps shape-up a child’s future,not only are you the First Lady but America’s “fatrol” too! 🙂

Here are a couple of questions:

Growing up,did you struggle with weight issues and do you follow a special diet / exercise regimen?


Stay healthy! Keep active! Let’s Move!



In poetry on January 28, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Her once velvety skin
Now leathery to touch
Sparkling eyes,windows to her soul
Now an empty gaze and losing sight
Her sweet smile,turned to wry
Shoulders hunched,can’t help but cry
The spring of youth,comes to a fall
Cold,clammy hands like wintry weather’s hold
Slowly,she succumbs to her summmers of life

Scarred Heart

In poetry on January 26, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Speak not for it pierces through my soul
Your words thrust like Damocles’ sword
A bleeding heart now I mend
Pain and sorrow don’t seem to end.

Can life be kind
Capable of rewind
Eluding this thorny path
Which is full of wrath

I am scarred
So deep that it marred
With the way I cared and loved

Grieve not for I know I’ll heal
As to when,only time will reveal

The Lunar New Year-Year of The Water Dragon 2012

In Photo Blog on January 23, 2012 at 3:31 am

According to the Chinese Zodiac,2012 is the Year of the Water Dragon (January 23,2012-February 9,2013) The celestial Dragon being the auspicious symbol,representing happiness and prosperity. May it bring great luck to everyone!

Here are some images of Chinatown in Ongpin / Binondo,Manila as they celebrate the Chinese New Year.

Kung Hei Fat Choi!

iPhoney Siri

In humor on January 12, 2012 at 1:48 am

As I was browsing over the net,came across this rather amusing post.It’s about a 12-yr old boy from England,who’s trying out the demo iPhone’s latest feature,the Siri. Charlie Le Quesne asks; ” How many people are there in the world? “ To his shock, the voice system replied with ” shut the f*** up…! “ The store managers explained that the unit may have been tinkered by pranksters. Well,Siri could have just answered: ” just Google it,ajksfdgfhj! “ 😀

The Bourne Legacy in the Philippines

In movies on January 11, 2012 at 11:27 am

When I first heard of the news that the fourth installment to The Bourne sequel is set to shoot in different locations around the Philippines,got really excited.What! Matt Damon aka Jason Bourne is going to be here? Whoa! Unfortunately his role as CIA assassin is suffering from extreme memory loss,maybe the reason why he forgot that he still has to do this fourth movie. 🙂 Well,after The Bourne Identity,The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum,with or without Damon,this series is “bourne to be alive” . 🙂 Jeremy Renner,who starred with Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol,steps up as the new CIA agent Aaron Cross.The film will be shot in these locations:

1. Intramuros

2. Navotas Fishport

3.Marikina Market (San Andres Market)

4.Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard

5.Ayala Avenue,Makati

6.Nagtahan, (Pasay Taft)

7.Jones Bridge

8. Palawan

These will be some of the highlights: A car chase scene along Rotonda,Pasay Taft; motorcycle chase in Jones Bridge,Binondo Manila; a helicopter scene over Pasig River and the movie ending is set in picturesque Palawan. For sure,the Metro Manila Development Authority or the MMDA will have its hands full as to the crowd control and the re-routing of traffic (cameras roll today,January 11) But this is a big boost to the Philippine tourism industry. Hope I can catch a glimpse of the cast which also includes Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton.

Feast of the Black Nazarene 2012

In Uncategorized on January 10, 2012 at 12:07 am

Chants of Viva Senor! filled the whole route of the yearly Feast of the Black Nazarene. A record-breaking 8 million devotees,walking barefooted,joined the 22-hour procession which started at the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta park.A sea of humanity. An awesome show of faith and devotion.With a mammoth crowd such as that,expect a good number of casualties.According to historians,the galleon which carried the image of the Nazarene (coined from the term Nazareth) was said to have been burned down,hence the image’s black color.
Popular belief is that when you get to touch the cross of the Nazarene,even the rope which holds it,you’ll get cured of your illnesses. You’ll hear testimonials about the miracles of the Black Nazarene. My dad’s one.After 14 years of marriage,they weren’t blessed with a child.Dad and Mom started going to the Basilica of the Black Nazarene every Friday,then their little bundle of joy arrives…ME 🙂 Since then,he never fails to join in the procession. This tradition never fails to amaze foreigners and media correspondents from all over the world who cover the event,seeing the throng of The Black Nazarene faithful,that not even threats of a terrorist attack can sway them from participating. One Korean media personality even commented that she had goosebumps upon seeing the image. As the controversial new tourism slogan of the Philippines, It’s more fun in the Philippines which was said to have been copied from Switzerland’s slogan 51 years ago,where can you find such holy and at the same time joyous event like the Feast of the Black Nazarene? Only in the Philippines. That’s why it’s more fun in the Philippines. 🙂