Nagbago nga ang impression ko kay Kitchie Nadal (a bit, actually).
But so far, I was right. She’s better-looking when I first saw her. Pero ngayon, what you see is what you get na (same face in photos, videos and TV).
Most people will find her pretty, but she’s not my type talaga. She may have the best features in her, pero hindi head-turner factor. Makinis lang talaga siya, in other words.
I was more attracted to her legs, actually. Mas maganda pa legs niya as compared to Charlize Theron, so I could say that she should be NUMBER ONE when it comes to having the most perfect pair of legs in People Magazine.
Speaking of her performance, she’s still the good ol’ Kitchie who is known for asking for volunteers singing with her. Hmmm… pagdating pa lang sa stage generosity, talo na sina Sarah at Yeng. But still, stage presence-wise, Kitchie isn’t the right person to be classified. Kulang parin sa stage presence, and the audience was rather quiet even though naghiyawan sila when she arrived on stage (but only a few people did).
Well, my impression really, impression to Kitchie changed since she was really showing her extroverted side, however, speaking of stage presence, Kitchie has to work on it.
jm from Cha Gascon blog said:
tama!! Siguro kung hindi lang talaga sha maganda wala siyang patutunguhan. Her songs are OK pero ung tipong pang isa o dalawang buwan lang maganda sa pandinig.Tapos nakakainis pa ung the way she sings.. ewan ko she sounds britney-ish..parang ipit.Pinakinggan ko ung album niya tapos simula dun ayaw ko na ulit marinig boses nya..Tama ka mala-Avril tong babaeng to..
Super agree with this dude. Hindi ko masyadong type ang boses niya when she sings–except her rendition of “Ligaya.” Kitchie only sang her hit songs, “Wag na Wag Mong Sasabihin,” “Bulong” and “Same Ground.” If she sang Ligaya, I would rather be impressed.
Well, don’t judge the blog by its title. I only took photos of her just because I forgot my camera during third year high school… but now, I kinda feel like posting this in my blog, just because I want to take a pic of her. Period.
PS: At least, she’s reputable and wholesome, so I won’t mind if she was rather the celebrity we had a photo op at, compared to the “evil” you-know-who!
You have to check MSPanythinginrandom for more! LOL!
Official Name: Republic of Korea/Daehan Minguk
Language: Korean (Hangungeo)
Currency: Korean Won
Type of Government: Republic
Head of State: Park Geun-hye
TV System: NTSC
AC Outlet: Europlug (Type-C), main outlet is Type F (Schuko Europlug, in other words, the German Europlug)
Traffic Type: Right-hand traffic (Left-hand drive)
- There is a machine where you could place your brolly on a plastic wrapper! (Oops, sorry if I did not took a pic of it)
- Contrary to popular belief, despite its cost of living, South Korea (particularly Seoul) offers lower goods prices.
- Seoulites are very friendly people. Well, if you think some Koreans you’ve met are rude, that’s because they either drop their values once they live in another country OR they simply learn from their mistakes. But either way, I think that they’re the classiest people I’ve ever met. They’re apologetic as well!
- Koreans speak English, though most of them speak it in an almost-fluent level.
- FREE WIFI everywhere!
- Tourist Policemen exists. Yes, that’s right! There are a lot of them roaming around the most famous shopping districts… and almost everywhere in Seoul.
- The police in Seoul will always roam around by partner.
- Seoul isn’t the only independent city surrounded by a province (Gyeonggi-do). Other cities are Busan, Incheon, Ulsan, Gwangju, Daegu and Daejeon.
- Seoul has MANY signs written in different languages: English, Japanese and Chinese. This means that Seoul is opening up itself as a tourist-friendly city. Many Japanese and Chinese tourists visit Seoul for err… more affordable prices (imagine Japanese people have easier access to communicate in Seoul).
- Well, no offense but in DLSU, Koreans have more class and breeding than the Chinese mainlanders.
- Err… Seoul is basically more Wi-Fi friendly than cellular friendly unlike Japan. In other words, Internet in Seoul has no, no, NO censorship! Swear!
- Multiple citizenship has finally been legalized–in other words, any Korean person is now allowed to retain their Korean nationality even though they’re willing to acquire another citizenship (Great news to Korean expats in the Philippines who speak fluent Filipino).
- There is a special day called, Korean Alphabet Day. People owe King Sejong the Great for creating an alphabet suited for Hangugeo.
There are LOTS of shops where you could buy K-Pop items, even PSY socks! Oh, well! There’s lots more things in Seoul that you might like! K-Poppers, South Korea is a MUST-VISIT!
Best tourist attractions
The Gyeongbokgung Palace may be the most visitable place, but take note that more and more people prefer to visit the Demilitarized Zone.
Rain (Bi) – K-Pop superstar
Jay Park – Korean-American rapper and former member of 2PM
Song Il-gook – actor, son of actress-politician Kim Eul-dong
Lee Young-ae – actress, often labelled as the “Oxygen Lady”
Jang Na-ra – actress, best known for starring as the lead character in “Bright Girl,” the first Korean drama to air in the Philippines just before the hallyu boom.
Shim Min-a – hitmaker and dancer, best known for the popular pre-Hallyu song, “Answer the Phone.”
Lee Minho – actor, best known for being Jun-pyo in “Boys Over Flowers.”
Lee Hyori – hitmaker, pop singer
Song Hye Kyo – actress, best known as the “perfect face” of Korean entertainment.
Well, no need to mention the K-Pop bands since I ain’t a fan of K-Pop, either.
This was a photoshoot from… well, I forgot what district that is, but anyways, to Korean people who have witnessed this photoshoot, please enlighten me (This is Myungdong, right?)!
Well, this girl is very lovely… thinking that she possesses sharp features.
To my Korean buddies, you don’t need plastic surgery to make yourself more attractive. She (the gal) sets an example for people who are aspiring to become models.
The best season to visit Seoul is actually on AUTUMN/FALL. Notice the red leaves before winter comes? That means that Seoul is bringing provincial vibes despite its urbanization. At least, Seoul is urbanized without sacrificing nature. But expect the harsh… Siberian cold. The weather’s quite harsh, but not as intense like Beijing or the rest of California (or prolly Toronto).
So we visited the Changdeokgung palace (sorry if I didn’t post much of the Gyeongbokgung Palace, but no worries)… which is actually a better-looking palace than the Gyeongbokgung. I ain’t kidding, either–the Gyeongbok palace has a more traditional-conservative vibe–while the Changdeokgung has a more relaxing and harmonious vibe.
There are so many autumn leaves to see, and the Changdeokgung is really harmonious. Oh, anyways, I will just post the rest of the photos in the photography blog.
Lastly, we met King Sejong (free day). Yes, he’s really one of my favorites in Korean history, that’s why I really had a great time taking close-up photos of his statue. Well, that’s all for now. I really liked our Korean trip.
Seoul is practically a vibrant city–it has provincial vibes and at the same time it is modern with the fact that its road are very wide, and drivers there are really driving fast! But that’s not all, Korean people are very polite and friendly, as opposed to people’s impressions. Maybe it’s because once they stepped into the Philippines, they might abandon their values!
But forget about it. Let’s just start the story.
My trip to Seoul has changed my impressions towards Korean people. Actually, I really find them very nice people, until I found out the blog of Roxysiferox… where she said that Korea has a backwards society. But surprisingly, Koreans have this culture of being laid-back and at the same time progressive at the same time. While they are being progressive, they cannot help but to preserve their values and traditions, and that is one thing that I like best about South Korea.
Seoul is basically a city which is actually FAR BETTER than Beijing and Hong Kong combined. Take note that Seoul’s traffic system has more rigid discipline, kaya if you’re a pedestrian, expect that Korean will give way for you to pass. It is actually a HUGE, MASSIVE city that does not look like a concrete jungle. In other words, it is better than Hong Kong, speaking of its size–and better than Beijing, speaking of cleanliness and orderliness.
People in Seoul speak English, though not very fluent. No wonder, it’s easier to communicate in Seoul, and guess what? Seoulites could speak English better than Beijingers–only the privileged in Beijing speak English (Zhang Jingchu, Zhang Ziyi and Han Wenwen) in a very efficient manner. Also, people in Seoul are very accommodating and they’re not as assertive compared to the Chinese.
So we visited the Gyeongbokgung Palace. Anyways, the architecture’s too conservative to get started with, but never under-estimate this heritage site. It is one of the greatest palaces (the Great 5) of the Chosun dynasty. If you’re going to wonder why it is the most popular, it is because there is this Changing of the Guards ceremony wherein the guards will change. I thought, it was “Changing of the Gods.”
Anyways, there’s a part two of this blog entry since I really could no longer remember properly those things… but anyways, Seoul is really great! Just watch out for this part two of the blog entry since my lappie has a serious problem with regards to loading images. I guess, I have to minimize the number of files. My other blog molybdenumstudiosphotography will handle ALL the files!
What taught me a lesson from Haiyan/Yolanda is UNITY among the Filipino people and the Visayan people. It is now time for us to DROP our crab mentality and START UNITING AND JOINING FORCES with one another.
Indeed, most of the Filipino public officials should realize that P-Noy is no way to be a superhero. Hello, P-Noy is not a superhero, he’s not even Jesus Christ, and he is still a homo sapien after all. In fact, these public officials should DO THIER FREAKING JOB rather (and HELP P-Noy) than to immerse themselves with all these luxury items. It really makes me sick when these officials are not even moving!
In addition, it’s NOT ONLY Tacloban that was deeply affected by Haiyan. In fact, there are MORE places in Eastern Visayas that suffered a greater impact than Tacloban. Why focus only on Tacloban? Why not give equal treatment towards other devastated places just like how they view Tacloban?
After all, I was right. After the Napoles trial in the Senate, I guess Haiyan was a punishment from God, but the said super-typhoon with a massive Storm Signal greater than 4 hit the WRONG areas. I guess, God is sending a message to these politicians. Well, you cannot blame science. Science generally covers the grey areas, that’s why sometimes, you’ll wonder why if a storm is a punishment from God, it hits the wrong areas. Here, the situation would be Black and White if Haiyan/Yolanda hit the houses of the Napoles family, or even the houses of Tanda, Pogi and Sexy (well, I would give a round of applause if Haiyan hit those areas rather than Eastern Visayas).
Here, I really cannot help but donate my money from the alkansya. At least, I am helping those people in need, and Haiyan survivors.
Masasabi na natin na mas may asim pa ang mga artistang tumulong sa mga nangangailangan doon sa Silangang Kabisayaan, kumpara naman kay Tanda. Dito rin natin mapapansin kung gaano nila tinupad ang kasabihang, “Generosity out of Excess.” Buti na lang at sila pa ang may puso, gaya ni Angel Locsin, pati na rin si Megastar Sharon Cuneta at ang anak niyang si KC Concepcion.
Mahiya-hiya naman sana ang mga publikong opisyal na walang ginawa kundi unahin ang sariling luho. Pati na rin ang mga NAPULIS!
I guess after all, Haiyan, is cruel in nature. Yes, indeed. We should bring back the old veterans with the “asim” in them. Here, you’ll see how they love their country and chose to be Filipinos in the Philippines serving our country–which means that they deserve to be the public officials of our country, but as what Vic Sotto said, “You don’t need to run for a position to serve other people.”
I think Haiyan has taught us a lesson NOT to be racist to our own. The only reason why we think that it’s wrong is because we are racist to our own kind, which is fucking ridiculous. Besides, our leaders never set a good example to our country, which causes crab mentality. We should initiate social change by helping one another and drop crab mentality in our culture. Let us start helping our FELLOW Filipinos and co-operate with our foreign friends in order to re-build our country.
To these countries who sent donations to Haiyan survivors and victims, I really owe you a debt of gratitude, in behalf of all the Filipinos as a whole. I salute you for your efforts, especially to our allies US and Japan for sending us your generous side. To Japan, we really appreciate it that you’re paying it forward to us–after we helped you when your people suffered the cruelty of an earthquake and tsunami at the same time.
Indeed, it is saying that Visayas suffered an earthquake… then suffered a super-typhoon–which means that history of the 3/11 calamity in Japan repeated itself.
This is not yet the end of my post. I still have to share my sentiments later. I still do not know how to say all my sentiments just yet. I guess, this would be for now.
You are free to post whatever you like on the comments section, any feedback about this blog will do!
Even though she’s a toughie, she did not like the fame or the “infamy” she received during the incident.
Well, at first I thought she’s very close with her father, but it turns out that she is waaay different from Mayor Rody. They’re not close, but they ain’t foes, either. That made me respect someone like her more: Balance between matapang and keeping a low profile. At least she learned from her mistakes. Even though she did not like doing it, well, it can’t be helped. She needed to go ballistic to express herself.
I hope judgmental people will wake up with their boxed minds. *winkz*
In other words, “PAGBIGYAN!”
Yeah, although I am a latecomer when it comes to owning a game console, at least I could finally upload my screenies to WordPress.com! (:
Sadly, I cannot take a direct XMB screenie at Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Huhuhuuuu… what to do now?
This is a screenshot from Scenario Campaign. I didn’t realize that I would choose my own character who would substitute Lars!
Here, Lili could be any character, haha!
Well, if you know that I am making each of my fave characters’ styles turn into a Yeng Constantino fandom! Hurrah me for styling them like they’re doing cosplay! Let’s see what happens!
Sadly, Tekken should return the screenshot capability in Tekken once they develop Tekken 7–and wait, they should not skip to PS4 first (as in PUH-LEEZE, the Tekken team should not jump to the PS4 just yet! Give PS3 more time to be as popular as the PS2 with your presence!). Also, they should learn a thing or two from Soulcalibur about character customization and they should add character creation as well! As much as I do LOVE Soulcalibur, sadly, they removed Talim at SCV, which sucked but anyways, Leixia, Elysium, Viola and Ivy really gave justice to SCV–but still, the customization clothes are still lacking!
Just like any casual gamer who only takes most video games for fun (and not for grounds for competition), I only had a PSP at late 2007 (no joke, I was never interested in having a PSP not until the PSP 2000 came–and I chose the PSP 2000) and had Tekken DR as a game from the memory card and not from the UMD. That was the reason why I fall for Tekken and suddenly, I wished to have a PS3 right away.
I suggest, Tekken 7 should be at least a combination of both Tekken 6 and Tekken Tag 2 when it comes to stages, customizations, character roster, and other features such as err… Scenario Campaign with 2 players (yes, each player should choose their character pre-customized!), Gold Rush (plus Roulette), Online Battle without any codes to input, Customizations (upper body and arms should be again, separate; ditto with lower body and feet, just like how Tekken 6 did it–but the customization choices should also root from both T6 and TTT2–decals should be this time applied to the skin/body haha!).
Off-Topic: Customizations for the prospective Tekken 7 – Suggestions
1.) Customize the character’s voice and language option as well (I think each one should have the option to speak English, Japanese or their native language). For instance, Lili should speak English and French at the same time. Leo should speak English and German at the same time… while Christie and Eddy should speak English and Portuguese at the same time, same with Miguel who should speak Spanish and English at the same time.
2.) Decal Application should also be for the skin/body. In Soulcalibur V, I really like placing tattoos all over my created characters’ body, so why not in Tekken? I hope in customization mode, characters should also have decals at their skin as well.
3.) Customizations offered from both Tekken 6 and Tekken Tag 2 should be combined, but the Tekken 6 system should be followed (upper body is SEPARATE from arms, while lower body should be SEPARATE from feet). Characters’ personal item move (T6) should also be combined with the universal item move of TTT2. Also, change of outfit should follow the TTT2 system (just press square and you have a lot of outfit slots to choose from–and these outfit slots should be until 50!).
4.) With regards to the hair customization, the T6 system should also be followed. At least you have the freedom to choose which hairstyle you want to apply, provided that the hair base serves as a guide to choosing the right hairstyle (back).
5.) Tekken should also offer Character Creation. Here, you just have to choose the fighting style of your character or mix it up with the different fighting styles of his/her favorite characters. Still, the same system I suggested should also be followed, but different faces should be offered (e.g., the face of Lili or Leo should be there, the T6 faces, please! Or both T6 and TTT2, haha!).
6.) The stages should also be PRESENT AT ALL TIMES. Hidden Retreat and the Tomato thing should be UNLOCKABLES, and other stages from T5DR should be renovated to a new one, especially the Gold Rush stage, it should be converted into a two-tier/balcony stage.
7.) Inner and outer clothes should be applied at the upper body… for ALL characters!
8.) Bare hands and bare feet should be for ALL the ladies while shirtless, bare hands and bare feet should be for ALL guys.
9.) Makeup option, just like in SCV!
10.) Also, do not forget the Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection customizations! Please, and thank you!
1.) Tekken should have “Tag Mode” separate from Online Mode and Offline Mode. Here, anyone could choose between online and offline mode if they select “TAG MODE.”
2.) Online mode should follow the T6 system, since there should never be any required codes to input.
3.) TEKKEN TUNES – Please, do not forget that one!
4.) Another RPG mode should be added (besides Scenario Campaign Mode). It should be a story mode wherein the selected character should fight his/her boss character. It could either be a single player or a TAG one (just like in T6 Scenario Mode, but T6 only requires a player to use just one character), but here, you switch character roles. For instance, your main character is Lili, and her partner is Alisa. You want to switch their roles, then you could, so you have Alisa as your main character!
5.) Oh, and Online Mode should also include Gold Rush. (:
6.) Gold Rush Mode should also include Roulette, Lucky Box, and whatever means to increase fight money.
7.) Tekken should also be released for PC/Mac (Scenario Campaign/RPG Mode).
8.) Change background music of each stage, just like in TTT2 and SCV.
9.) Namco Bandai should also hire Kanno Yoko as their composer, onegai-shimasu!
10.) Create your own stage — as in Minecraft Mode!
If you just need to post any more suggestions, feel free to do so, for as long as the comments are constructive, thank you!
So far, despite the “death” of the PlayStation 2, it is still hailed as the best gaming console of all time. No wonder, many games such as Final Fantasy X-2 (never played this game, what a waste–since my PS3 did not inherit the backwards compatibility of the previous PS3 models, but I still have the PS2, but it isn’t mine, either) and other great games are still sold for the PS2, and the latest games made for the PS2 are still rampant–just Google it or take a peek at Kotaku for more!
Some of people might not know that I wished to own a PlayStation 3–yes, the slim one. However, I lost interest in gaming not until I decided to go back–and voila! I finally have it!
Well, this is an OPEN forum… what will you choose, the PS2 or the PS3, and tell me why it is awesome.
Or let’s make a format…
General Rule: You do not need to answer all the questions. Just choose whichever you feel like answering. (:
Take your pick
1.) Do you own a PS2 and/or a PS3?
2.) Which is better, the PS2 or the PS3? Cite reasons why it is better than the other.
3.) If you think that both the PS2 and the PS3 are awesome, which games do you mostly play on these two consoles?
4.) To current PS2 users/owners, have you ever considered buying a PS3/will you ever consider buying a PS3? Why or why not?
5.) To current PS3 users/owners, have you ever owned/tried the PS2?
6.) To people who own BOTH consoles, which do you think suits your personality more?
7.) To PS2 owners, since the PS2 discontinued, how did you feel about the news?
8.) To PS3 owners, how do you also feel about the demise of the PS2?
9.) Which type of PS2/PS3 do you own? NTSC-U/C, NTSC-J or PAL?
10.) To PS3 users, do you buy games that are not only within your region?
For those who previously owned the original PlayStation console (PS1)…
1.) Have you ever considered buying a PS2? Why or why not?
2.) What are your favorite games on the original PlayStation?
3.) When the PS1 discontinued in 2006, how did you feel?
For all PlayStation fans, owners and users…
1.) Are you looking forward to the PlayStation 4?
2.) If you own the original PS, the PS2 and the PS3, which one is the best?
3.) Do you think that the PlayStation 4 will be as awesome as the previous PlayStation models? Why or why not?
4.) Do you also own a portable gaming platform (e.g., PSP, PS Vita)?
5.) Do you own a portable gaming platform other than the PSP/PS Vita (e.g., Nintendo 3DS, etc.)?