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Photo Blog: I Love Junk Art!

In Photo Blog on February 14, 2012 at 8:44 am

“Junk can be a beautiful thing if you have the eyes to see it.”
Grade school students redefined what we call trash,making use of their creativity,using recycled materials such as plastic cups and bottles,newspapers,magazines,shampoo sachets,plastic,cds,softdrink cans and bottle tops and the results are interesting works of art.


I Will Always Love You… Whitney – The Tribute

In Uncategorized on February 12, 2012 at 7:28 am

“Bittersweet memories
that is all I’m taking with me.
So, goodbye. Please, don’t cry.
We both know I’m not what you, you need.

And I will always love you.
I will always love you. “

I remember,as a teenage girl,belted out that song as if it’s a national anthem for me.Grew up listening to her soulful renditions of Miracle,One Moment in Time, Didn’t We Almost Have It All,I Believe In You and Me,Run To You,I Have Nothing and of course,The Greatest Love Of All. But my most favorite is I Know Him So Well,a duet with Cissy Houston,her mom. Whenever we have a gathering at home,our guests will request for my mom and I to sing this. She’s got one of the most powerful voices of all time,so powerful that you’ll wonder if she has some built-in amplifier in her voicebox.Never fails to give me the goosebumps everytime I listen to her sing from the heart. I was in deep shock when I first heard the news of her untimely demise.She has inspired people with her awesome musicality and memorable hits,and her charismatic presence on the silver screen is something else,but hers was a life full of struggle,pain and sadness. Truly,fame and fortune can’t buy you happiness and peace. But I’d rather remember her as one great contribution to the music industry.The recording and concert scene will never be the same without her.

I’ll never forget you,Whitney… You will forever be my pop,soul and r & b diva. May your soul rest in peace.

Love Is In The Air…

In humor on February 3, 2012 at 4:00 am

Love is universal. It knows no gender,age,color or boundaries. In short,love is for everyone. But since it’s Valentine’s season,what better time to talk about love and romance. Just like a virus,it’s airborne. Inhale…Exhale… You sneeze and cough love. It can get so bad that you can become a carrier and spreads it to objects (take note: plural form!) 🙂 of your affection (Oh,quit being a player,duh!)
Old school love starts with courtship. Yeah,love letters,flowers and chocolates,professing your undying love. Now,with just a few key presses away and a couple of pick-up lines,you can be in a relationship. “Hi,I’m Aileen,what’s yours? Oh,you love me? Happy Minutesary then!” 😀 That fast huh! You’ve survived that whirlwind,dizzying stage,guy proposes to girl with a ring on hand, (got a piston ring,which I polish everyday to make it shiny) ;p
Engagement period. Reality check: Do you want him or her to become your bitter err better half? Check for cold feet too. 🙂 Then the third stage. Just a headstart,this isn’t for the faint of heart,only professionals do this. 😀 Marriage. The vow of all vows. Making a promise,you can’t keep,hehe 😀 First to third year: the honeymooners. Blissful and like a bed of roses. Bouquet of roses,a Hallmark card and a box of chocolates for every special occasion. The wife talks,the husband listens attentively. Nice! Fourth to sixth year: Still ideal with just minor arguments along the way,the beauty of kiss and make-up after a fight. Husband talks and the wife listens,while clutching onto her bouquet of roses and her box of chocolates. Now,the 7-year itch! (yes,there’s such a thing folks!) Are we still on the subject of love,romance and marriage or the Cold War? Now,husband and wife talk,both at the same time and the neighbors listen! 😀 And instead of a bouquet of roses,he sends her a wreath with a note saying “My deepest sympathy….to MYSELF!” 😀 Not to be outdone,wife prepares a comeback,sending him a card,not a Hallmark now but a delinquent supplementary credit card,complete with demand notice! 🙂

True,we’re swamped with stories of unsuccessful marriages and relationships,this doesn’t seem to dampen the Valentine spirit. As the old adage says, “It’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” Once bitten and twice shy? No way! Love is what makes this crazy world go round!