Category Archives: Showbiz Thoughts
For the very very very (nth times) first time, I saw Ramon Bautista!
I felt very delighted when he was there! Actually, he’s not very tall pala (in photos, he looks like a 6-footer guy, but actually, hindi siya aabot ng 6 feet), and he sort of looks old. Hmmmmm…
Wala talaga siyang ka-ere ere sa katawan! He does not even show some diva attitude! He’s a great guy who is a good sport!
I should have brought his book about being Friend-Zoned, para ma-otograf pa niya, oh! Sayang! Pero at least satisfied na ako dahil na-kodakan ko naman siya, which I’m supposed to do to Alodia and Kitchie… and hoping that this “individual activity” coming from me would be successful with Saab Magalona and/or Tricia Gosingtian, and same with Kitchie and Alodia. Pero if Cristine Reyes will be in DLSU, aba, boycott natin para hindi papayag ang mga FSC Brothers!
This was of course, before I knew the sad news that Zaide will no longer be there anymore, which is sad. Oo nga, ‘yung Marty’s ‘ata ‘yung despedida ng Zaide! LOL!
They both turn 24 years old today! Can’t believe they’re really THAT old, but not to worry, there are some other people born in 1988:
Adele (she does look older than her age)
However, I’d say that Mario Maurer does resemble AJ Perez in some angle, and they’re both charming. Same with Yeng resembling Koo Hye Sun (who sometimes remind of Jessy Mendiola).
Right now, Yeng is celebrating her birthday in China, dunno with Mario.
But anyways, HABURDAY to you peoplez!
A Whole New World
Blessed with a God-given beauty and a heavenly voice, Ms. Lea Salonga is finally here as someone who is a Filipino pride.
What the…? Someone with God-given talent is outspoken at the same time?
Unfortunately, I’m no fan of Lea, but I think her voice is really angelic. Take note: Angelic. Not even the Pop Princess could even replicate it. Not even Charice. Or maybe others.
Lea Salonga is at-par with Regine Velasquez, Kuh Ledesma, Frenchie Dy, and any other singers who are not only talented but also blessed with a rocking voice.
Granted that her English accent is too foreign, but take note that she sings in Filipino without any ka-ere-ere.
Can’t believe she sang this. Hehehe, a younger version of hers is an evidence.
Lea isn’t only a singer, a Tony-award winner, a mother and an actress (in fact she portrayed the Fil-Am, opposite Aga Muhlach), but she is also outspoken, and with regards her opinion towards the RH Bill, she is PRO-RH, and she said that amidst any obstacle, she’ll be a spokesperson for it.
Also, she spoke about the Lady GaGa concert which resulted to many protests. Oo nga naman, although she was really eager to “let the concert be,” I think protesters were there to discourage the fans to watch the concert.
Lastly, with regards to the issue regarding Anne Curtis, it was a simple misunderstanding. Actually, Lea Salonga appreciated Anne Curtis’s accomplishment to hold a concert at a huge stadium. It was only that she thinks that it is very insulting to claim yourself as a singer if you’re consistently off-key (Oh-no. So that’s why Lou Jing was evicted from the Go! Oriental Angel program!).
At the back of my mind, I could actually tell that, “Hindi porke’t magaling kayong kumanta’t malayo ang narating niyo, lalaitin niyo na kaagad ang nais umawit sa harapan ng mga madlang, kahit hindi naman sila ganun kagaling sa pag-awit.”
However, Anne Curtis said, “Hindi talaga ako singer. I’m an entertainer.”
I cannot even… but anyways, if you think that Lea sounded haughty, she sounded more of sarcastic and doubting and said, “I think she (Anne C.) should not focus on singing.”
Seriously, I think that Lea Salonga is truly established.
When she was criticized because of Shamcey Supsup’s loss… for the champion position… in the Miss Universe thingy…
“Religion is a very sensitive topic,” she (Lea) said.
At least one Pinoy pride is well-rounded
One reason why I do admire Lea Salonga in some way is because she does not only limit herself into singing. Being a singer herself didn’t hinder her from speaking her mind and acting out in one of Aga Muhlach’s movies. Hindi lang si Ms. Lea ang naging well-rounded. Pati rin sina Sarah Geronimo (singing, acting, dancing, hosting), sina Manny Pacquiao (pulitiko, recording artist, actor, host), at iba pa.
For the elite only?
I think Lea Salonga is looked up as targeted for the elites is because of her high standards. You might not notice her American accent when she is usually being interviewed, parang lumaki lang siya sa ibang bansa. For those who were fresh out of middle-class exposure, I think you’ll really be very annoyed when you talk to someone who is puro
f*cking English ang sinasalita. In other words, conyotic. However, if you’ll take a look at their backgrounds, I think you should get used to the norm since it’s not their fault if they’re exposed to another culture or so. Since Lea is very much experienced, everyone should get used to it when she mimicks the accents of other nationalities. I think there’s nothing wrong it when she does the American accent, but sometimes, it could get really very annoying, lalo na kapag ang local media pa ang nagi-interview pa sa kanya. It’s like, “Dear, parang fresh out of abroad ka lang, ah.”
I don’t think it’s a good idea to think that when a Filipino has a distinctive English accent (e.g., American, British), you lash out and say, “Conyotic!” Lea may seem to be
conyo, but to take a look from where she came from, I think it’s time for you guys to rethink again. She grew up in an environment that was full of strict rules since her father was from the military. Imagine, she graduated from Ateneo de Manila University, which probably made her speak in an unusual, distinctive accent.
If the masa cannot even appreciate Lea Salonga, at least there are a lot of singers to choose from besides Regine Velasquez, Sarah Geronimo, Kuh Ledesma, Frenchie Dy, et cetera.
That’s a relief.
Anyways, congratulations to Megan Fox for being a new mom… biological mom.
This time, I’mma embrace her again! Despite the Transformers controversy and the “dark sides” she had, I think she’ll follow Nicole Richie for at least, changing those bad days as a “sexy star.” (Nicole is sort of a juvenile delinquent, but has a reputable side.)
Her son is BTW, Noah Shannon Green, and yes, Austin Green is the dad, and her hubby! I’m wondering about her son’s future reactions on her tattoos? LOL.
Thanks justinonenonly for the article! Yeah, despite negative write-ups about the Pop Princess’s mother, I believe that tama ‘yung sinabi ng isa kong kakilala, na kahit superstar parin si SG, she won’t ever be as rebellious as any other star out there, and even though she has diva moments too (yeah, actually aminado naman siyang mahirap mag-retain ng almost-perfect image diba?), she gives a very great impression to her fans. Sabi na nga eh, si Mother of Divine Mercy pa ang magte-take action kapag may mishap na hindi katanggap-tanggap ang Pop Princess, hindi ba?
Cristine Reyes singing the usual song she sings! UGH! Noisier than metal rock music!
The usual song, huh?
Okay, I ain’t a singer myself, but I have to admit, I don’t even like the way AA sings. Daig pa nga siya ni Anne Curtis, eh!
She can’t even hit high notes, and parang inconsistent ang pagkanta niya. Jusko! Palakasan ng loob kumanta ng may high notes, ah? Why not sing Whitney Houston’s songs? I’m sure everyone will laugh out their asses when you cannot even hit the high notes!
Seriously, this ISN’T music to the ears. It is noisy, and it adds more earwax 10x than any other types of cancer right there!
Well, her voice isn’t that bad, but the way she sings, yuck!
Sa totoo lang, I’d rather not waste me own cash watching a concert like this. Nako, compare mo naman kay Sarah Geronimo, at least si SG, singer talaga. Maraming talent. OK sa hosting. OK pa sa acting. Well-mannered. Pero si AA? Jusmiyo! Actually ang mga sayaw niya sa ASAP hanggang pole dancing lang ang alam niya!
ABS-CBN, for crying out loud, you’re only lowering your standards and sacrificing your once good reputation only for this piece of crap like AA? If you’re too desperate to revive her career, so does your company will become bankrupt due to indecency that you’re imposing. SAME WITH VIVA. Parang mamamatay kayo ‘pag ‘di niyo lang pasikatin muli si AA. Ano ba siya, bayaran? WELL, parang OO, eh, ‘no?
Nakakaumay na fezz niya, and at the same time sukang-suka na kami sa pagmumukha niya! Yuck!
znnw.com|Cecilia Cheung looks much better sans makeup.
veronicachilds.com|Aishwarya Rai looks like the child of Mr. Bean! No wonder Rowan Atkinson’s good-looking pre-Mr. Bean days.
2dayfm.com.au|Can’t believe Charlize doesn’t only have a big face sans makeup, the wrinkles are starting to reveal.
fanpop.com|I have to agree with Avril rulez without eyeliner… but you might not believe your eyes when you see the truth…
articlesweb.org|…without makeup. Gosh, you might wanna see Apnea Pemberton sans makeup rather.
Last but not least…
If you think that AA is prettier without makeup in person, some accounts said that she looks ordinary, and another thing, she lacks height. I really can’t judge if true or not, but another account said that she looks gay.
BUT… take a look at this…
pinoyexchange.com|Yeng Constatino looks like Koo Hye Sun right here! Kawaii!
Kitchie Nadal is prettier in person… without makeup! Trust me, magugulat kayo dahil cute lang siya sa TV, but mapapa-WOW ka talaga when you see her LIVE. I wonder where she is now, though.
After Tricia Gosingtian (me idol!) showed her you know, Lena Fujii thing… I’d like to present you how Japanese are naturally-pretty with their cutesy hairstyles and their charm.
Believe it or not, Japanese beauty is VERY ENVIABLE. It’s like you’re looking NOT ONLY on their almond-shaped eyes, but also on how they show off their charm.
If you’re gonna analyze how their combination with other races mix, it’s one proof that Japanese genes are stronger than you think. Most Japanese I think didn’t realize that — and those who look too foreign are often the subject of discrimination because of their homogenous err… beliefs.
Jun Hasegawa|Gosh, she looks like Denise Laurel right here.
Yuri Ebihara|It’s simply like Sayaka Akimoto + Baifern Pimchanok in one!
Kiritani Mirei|Take a look at her other KAWAII photos…
Now that’s KAWAII factor!
Other photo collections from afspot.net
Rosa Kato|Yes, one of the people I WANNA look like. She looks like a doll.
Karina Nose|Beauty at its finest. If only Rufa Mae Quinto is small-chested and taller, she’d look like her.
Miss Universe 2007 Riyo Mori|Not fair-skinned, but she bagged a prestigious award.
They are like the Thais. Watching A Crazy Little Thing Called Love is a movie composed of uber-pretty girls out there. FAIR-SKINNED OR NOT, most of them look like models and dolls. You’ll see a lot of pretty Thais and Japanese out there that you’ll really envy at — those are the looks that most Filipinos wanted.
Okay, not to hate what is on my own, but I think Thai beauty is more enviable than Filipina beauty — well probably because Westerners do appreciate something that is really exotic to them, such as Venus Raj, sort of things like that but to idolize the Thais is “HOMG!” But if you’ll take a look at the Japanese, you’ll realize that your conceptions are wrong. Some people DID agree with me that there are prettier Japanese girls out there that you wanna date with.
Check these out…
LOL here’s what you wanna know most about… ehem!
Another thing to watch…
Oh, yes. It’s Nina Kodaka! The half-Filipino, half-Japanese soft-spoken lass is actually from StarStruck. It’s not only Iwa Moto who is another fella Japinoy who was one of the StarStruck people, but I really like to tell you that Nina’s more well-bred compared to Iwa.
WARNING: Read at your own risk.
The first half is all about Amuro Namie… and the next topic became the Italian people’s err… interest with tattoos. Wanna peek at this… drool-worthy blog post? Come with me!
If Japan is known for being obsessed with bihaku beauty, enter Amuro Namie, the ganguro pioneer. Yes, that’s right. The ganguro trend actually emerged from the “Amuraa” style.
The only thing that I do not like about her is her tattoos… the placement!
Disclaimer: ALL PHOTOS ARE FROM amuro.fr.fo WEBSITE… unless specified.
Amuro during her teens. Do you think she looks like a teenager or someone below 13?
An ink-free Amuro during the late ’90’s.
Amuro’s inkless arm. Might have been better if she only placed those distracting tattoos on her back.
Drastic change in Namie. Distracting bad-ass tattoos and of course, a navel piercing.
Eugh. Sorry Amuro-chan, but I really don’t like the placement of yer ink.
An innocent face but with those tats. >.< That’s why I didn’t like her at first.
stylusmagazine.com|The infamous “Haruto” tattoo at first impression is like, “Is that her boyfriend’s name?” WITH A LAUGH!
Quoting the article of stylusmagazine.com:
Then you see that infamous tattoo. It takes up most of her upper arm and spells out the name “Haruto,” in honor of her offspring. It’s sweet, but somehow still intimidating—like a Hell’s Angels member with “Mommy” inked on their bicep.
I was really wondering why does she have tattoos in English? She sings with English words, and yet… it’s truly ironic that she does not speak the language, well, at least in interviews. She only knows a little, and guess what? She sang, “On the Spotlight” and “Only You,” and these songs are purely English!
What in the world is Amuro-chan thinking!?
Okay, that’s most probably why I preferred the big-eyed Ayumi Hamasaki more than her. At least Ayumi would make everything really mysterious about her life. The tattoo on her back is real, after all. AFTER ALL THESE YEARS, SHE WOULD LET US BE FOOLED THAT IT WAS FAKE! UGH!
ahsforum.com|This tattoo is REAL. No retractions.
comtrya.com|Look at the tat on her back! HAHA!
The first impression in me head about the Haruto tattoo is that, “Wait, why in the world would Namie have a tattoo of someone’s name on her arm? Is that her boyfriend (who possibly…died?)?” Alright, call this very skeptical, but when I found out that it was her son’s name, I was like, “WHAAAAT!? She had a son!?”
Namie started her career during her early teens. Alright, she married twice, and her second marriage is with this “Sam” dude. To make the story short, Namie was already pregnant, so they tied the knot and voila! Haruto was born in the year of 1998. The same day, her mother Emiko Taira was murdered by her brother-in-law.
Very tragic story, indeed. Namie divorced with Sam in 2002, and starting 2003, she had herself tattooed with two tattoos on her arm, which is a distraction. Distracting, indeed… but if you were to ask the Japanese people, they’ll think they’re cool, rather than a turn-off.
Did Namie had these two tattoos on her arm err… simultaneously done!? I bet yes!
Yes, I know those tattoos are cool, but ugh, can’t stand those.
The tattoos that are on her arm was acquired 2003 after she felt the pain of her mother’s murder, her son’s birth and her divorce with her husband, so that’s why each of her tattoos has a story behind them. She really had it done on her arm to let her fans show that a sad, sweet face could show these ink– as signs of suffering.
Bad-ass, much. Especially the one in oval. It’s really unique.
I’m really wondering how would her son feel about his mom having tattoos, eh?
…now she’s very proud of showing her tattoos like this! HAHA.
Namie and her son, Haruto as an infant. Notice that it’s simply like carrying her little brother.
One misconception when you think about Namie having a son is like, “I thought that little guy is her brother!” Of course, there is one time she was questioned during her trip in the US with her son. She was questioned if Haruto is REALLY her son since her youthful looks would lie about her real age.
“You his mother?” the immigration officer asked Namie.
However (HOMG not again), Namie can’t even speak English during that time! So, there was a translator for her to fix things.
I was really wondering why can’t Namie speak English, even in a conversational tone? Alright, call me someone with high standards, but that is because she sings in English, and sometimes, her English words are misplaced… and most of her songs are titled in English.
Maybe she could only speak English in private, but NOT in public. There are some actors who only speak English in private, but hires an interpreter in interviews. I really do understand these people (I won’t mention some of them haha!) because their English is obviously accented, and when they speak in English, BOOM! Rumors speculated that Namie’s English is messed up, and even her son Haruto would ridicule her when she uses the language.
These people who speak English in private actually express themselves in English at least, on Twitter. Never thought of Tanaka Rie doing that although it is said that she is not fluent in English. Alright, a person could speak English, but it doesn’t have to mean one-shot fluency. Well, competent, but not fluent. There’s a big difference between competent and fluent. If you’re competent in a certain language, you don’t use it in daily conversations, but if you’re fluent in the language, at least you could think using that language.
Maybe Namie’s level in Eigo is more of competent than fluent. Same with Rie-chan.
A Perspective on someone who now starts to admire Namie…
So, yeah. I really didn’t like her at first simply because she doesn’t look pretty in me standards. But now, I’m starting to like her, and thinking that Hamasaki is overrated… but I still like Hamasaki though, more as a trendsetter than a songstress.
Amuro Namie is a walking paradox herself. She’s an innocent-looking young girl with a tragic, bad-ass past and struggles. Her arm tattoos says it all, and is proud of wearing it all the time. She’d rather tell the fans, “Watashi no irezumi, these are the memories of the tragic past where I used to live.”
Or let’s say, she’s a sweet bad-ass. Despite the piercings and tattoos, Namie is still down-to-earth and is always shy in interviews.
I was really thinking if she ever had plastic surgery, or most probably she’s a late bloomer. But it’s more evident that she is more of a late bloomer than of a fake-looking person.
The Coke Zero was jamming in the Philippines! She proves her worth more than Ayumi!
I personally think that Namie is really cool, and do you think our local stars would have the same bad-ass tattoos as hers? Even the arrogant genius cannot carry that bad-ass arm tattoos. Also with the cheap justice! Or the skeletor? Or… the dance princess? ROFL, I think Namie is still fresh and vibrant for her age, though.
And BTW… her tattoos are oh-so her Italian side. Most people of Italian descent are really tattoo lovers and aficionados. You doubtin’ Angelina being Italiano!?
Another paradox again! Sweet bad-ass carrying a nice smile, nice face and bad-ass ink!
Just love the bad-ass ink. It’s like carrying a barbwire on it!
lwcloset.com|I think this dress that Charlize is wearing right now should suit Namie.
Talking about tattoos, Namie and Charlize have one thing in common, and it’s like placing two tattoos in a single limb. Charlize has two tattoos on her RIGHT limb, and that’s her ummm… flower tattoo on her right foot near the pinky toe, and the other one was the koi fish on her inner ankle. She got that when she was only 16 years old (BTW, most South Africans get tattoos before the age of 18… just as far as I know).
The Italian connection… regarding tattoos
Most Italians or people of Italian descent have tattoos. These are: Franka Potente, Alyssa Milano, Christina Ricci, Asia Argento, Alessandra Ambrosio, Chris Evans, Kate Hudson, Kat Von D, Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato, Ilaria Graziano, Lea Michele… argh many of them to mention, even Nancy Castiglione and Paolo Contis, local artists in the Philippines… they’re of Italian descent. Thank goodness NOT even Rosa Kato, Matteo Guidicelli, John Cena and Gwen Stefani dare to have tattoos — these people are also of Italian descent but they don’t want themselves to fit in the mainstream Italian stereotype and identity haha.
gossip.it|Gosh, Rosy Dilettuso’s tattoo is really BAD-ASS! Look at the placement!
gossip.it|Gosh, okay, I really do not know Rosy that much. She’s Italian with a real bad-ass pube tattoo.
If you were to ask me, I like Rosy Dilettuso’s tattoo of a cherub near the pube, unlike Asia Argento’s version of that tattoo, it’s so trashy, and it’s rumored that she’s planning to remove it. Gah, Asia’s angel tattoo is more of a distraction than bad-ass.
celebrity-ink.com|Nice tattoo, but it’s too big, making it as a distraction. Look at the tittays, for sure.
Asia Argento explains her angel tattoo as a work of Delvaux, but she only had the wings added. She said that she placed it below her navel to hide it from her father (the horror director Dario Argento) who doesn’t like to see her tattoos.
I really like the taste of Italians in terms of tattoos. If you were to ask me, I’d rather drool at someone who looks like Antonello yet has tattoos.
getrealphilippines.com|Does Pidol look very familiar with this photo? HAHA!
The man who nourished our childhood
His most memorable comedy stint would be in Wanted: Perfect Father for his role as Roy/Mommy Rose. One of the things that I liked best about Pidol is that, he’s very great in creating stints that will awe everyone. Without him, Babalu, Redford White or even Carding might not become famous. He’s a great influence.
He deserves the National Artist award
The award belongs to Dolphy. Not only that he is a talented comedian, his signature, “Maganda ka, past tense ‘yan!” is a proof that he’s a good comedian!
Alright, to think over these things, he would never marry his love interests. I really don’t know why, but I think he does not believe in marriage. After all, if he were to be politically-active, he would rather advocate for “everlasting love without marriage.” Of course, he might as well have influenced Goldie Hawn, Brangelina and Oprah. OR most probably Tito Boy.
To end the story…
I think there’s more to explain with Dolphy, since he really made a remarkable achievement in Philippine cinema.