In This Very Ring...
We interrupt your regular snark to provide you with this link. I will copy and paste the pertinent numbers, but in case of more updates, I'm guessing Jonas will be more fastidious in giving you the relevant details, as I'm pretty slow with the news gathering at the moment.
In any case, here's the info as ganked from Jonas's blog:
Tsunami Alert Level 2 raised in 19 Philippine provinces after 8.9-earthquake hits Japan. The Philippine Coast Guard say that tsunami waves are expected to arrive in the country approximately at 7:08 PM tonight (Philippine Time).
You can reach the ABS-CBN Foundation tsunami hotline at the following numbers:
(+63 2) 411-0011
(+63 2) 411-0012
The Department of Foreign Affairs has established a hotline for Japan-related concerns.
(+63 2) 834-4646
Filipinos with loved ones in Japan can also call up the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) at the following number:
(+63 2) 722-1155
Current mood: worried.
.:224/365: Laser Cut:.
What is pretty much one of the most bizarre illusions you will ever watch, David Copperfield plays his role to the hilt here in a manner that can only be classified as “smarmy”. With laser lights seemingly cutting through Copperfield, he begins walking around all over the stage as if he were truly split into two pieces. The very eye-catching illusion was certainly an impressive feat back in the day, especially since it was performed live in Las Vegas, with viewing audiences completely stumped as to how it was pulled off.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the most influential name in the magic industry of the last generation, bar none.
.:Yet Another Successful Taumbayan Variety Night!:.
Last Friday, myself, Stanley Chi, and the great Ony Carcamo took Taumbayan by storm one more time as we performed for a packed house in T. Gener corner K-1st in the Kamuning area. It was a night filled with laughs and gasps, and I was pretty happy about how things went for everyone that night, as I went significantly longer than I normally do, going for a full half-hour of magic and comedy as I established the rhythm for the other performers that night.
I opened with the Coloring Book repeat, followed with some shackles and some rope, then went off to do some good ol’ mentalism by doing some card improv, the shaker, some psychokinesis, and of course, the piece de resistance, levitation.
Stanley was on fire last Friday as he went close to half an hour of old and new (!) material that just had everyone chuckling and then guffawing like mad. The audience was a perfect mix, as half of the audience were laughing because they got the 80’s jokes, and the other half were laughing because they realized they were too young to get the joke.
It was a great run-up, really, because after about an hour’s worth of performances, after packing the house to the point that people were actually watching us by the stairs already since the venue had two floors worth of people watching, sir Ony Carcamo took to the stage and gave everyone more than their money’s worth by doing an hour of amazing ventriloquism. Everyone was in stitches over how funny the jokes were, and he even did his own brand of mentalism while he was at it, as he joked around and “botched” predictions left and right, only to prove to everyone that he knew all along what was going to happen.
All in all, this was a pretty amazing show, and I even managed to sit down and chat with none other than John Lapuz that night, whose movie, “Here Comes The Bride,” I was especially fond of. Hopefully, when we do our show again next month, even more people would come and see it, because at 150 bucks, the show is practically a steal.
Thanks, everyone! You can expect more from us in the days to come.
Current mood: accomplished.
.:Day 2/30 Of 30 Days Of Music: My Least Favorite Song:.
Jennifer Lopez wrote only half a song, and if you read the lyrics, you can tell for yourself. Yegads.
Talk About Us
by Jennifer Lopez
I saw you and fell in love
You saw me and fell in love, too
You and me; we fell in love with each other last night
I told you I was concerned
You told me of your concerns, too
Yet and still we both decided
To make love last night
Baby, please tell me
Where do we go from here my love
What are we doing baby
Boy you gotta let me know
Why can't we live the way we want
I want the world to know
I just gotta let it show
What do we stand to lose
If being together
Is what we choose
Oh my love
I think that we should talk
Could this be a crazy dream
And if so then you're dreaming too
'Cause I know for sure that
You feel the same as I do
Could it be that we could be wrong
Even though we're feeling so right
I don't care because I know
That I want you tonight
And I know you want me too
You see all my live I've waited
Waited all my life
Just to be with someone like you
This song is just... blech.
.:Hectic Doesn't Even Begin To Cover It...:.
It's only Tuesday, but I already am so harassed and can't wait for the weekend.
A sponsor backed out, leaving me with a lot of problems to worry about, to say the least. Nonetheless, I'm still hanging in there, and this is really the time where strength of character could really turn things around for a person.
This is a challenge, and this is for a good cause. I face it willingly.
My blog post, Lost Gems Of Philippine History: The 1896 Board Meeting, is one of the nominees for this year's Philippine Blog Awards, for the top 10 blog posts of the year.
I'm actually fairly surprised I made the cut, but I heartily welcome even just the nomination. I wrote this post in response to a blogger who, in the recent past, decided to write and disparage the likes of Rizal and Bonifacio, so I figured I needed a good counterpoint that would answer his allegations but at the same time, give it a humorous outlook rather than a hostile one.
Well, here's hoping I make it into the top 10, but win or lose, being a finalist is more than enough for me. :)
Practicing Metamorphosis with Brenda last weekend proved to be a very interesting endeavor. Looks like the fans of the Pendragons watching Bound And Gagged on October 23 will be having something to look forward to on that nigh,
Noel Gascon's set last night in Spicy Fingers went really uniquely. He definitely took some risks with his jokes, and I'd like to think that it paid off.
And, oh. I bought an X-Box 360... nuninu...
That, and... lookit my company ID! Cool, or coolest thing ever?
This song goes out to someone I know. I always ask myself sometimes why the people we value are the people the others who are lucky to have them tend to just throw away. But I guess I'm the king of wishful thinking.
Kung Ako Na Lang Sana
by Bituin Escalante
Heto ka naman
Kumakatok sa aking pintuan
Muling naghahanap ng makakausap
At heto na naman ako
Nakikinig sa mga kwento mong paulit-ulit lang
Nagtitiis kahit nasasaktan
Ewan kung bakit ba
Hindi ko pa nadadala
Hindi ba't kailan lang nang ika'y iwanan nya
At ewan ko sa iyo
Parang bale wala ang puso ko
Ano nga ba meron siya
Na sa akin ay di mo makita
Kung ako na lang sana ang iyong minahal
Di ka na muling mag-iisa
Kung ako na lang sana ang iyong minahal
Di ka na muling luluha pa
Di ka na mangangailan pang humanap ng iba
Narito ang puso ko
Maghihintay lamang sa iyo
Heto pa rin ako
Umaasa ang puso mo
Baka sakali pang ito'y magbago narito lang ako
Kasama ang buong buhay mo
Ang kulang na lang mahalin mo rin akong lubusan
(Repeat Chorus 2x)
Kung ako na lang sana...
Current mood: depressed.
I'll be on Ruffa and Ai around 10:15-11:15 AM today, guys, on Channel 2. Do watch! :)
.:Before The Rihanna Concert...:.
... I was worried sick about my Beloved during the Rihanna/Chris Brown concert, but before all that, she actually drove to my house just to hug me.
Sweetest thing ever.
Current mood: giddy.
.:Samsung Fun Club Night!:.
Eastwood City Central Plaza was the venue for the amazing Samsung Fun Club night, that saw Eastwood go gaga over the latest and greatest in Samsung Phone Technology, not to mention amazing giveaways, prizes, activities, and a free concert courtesy of Parokya Ni Edgar.
For me, not only was it an excellent opportunity to join the Fun Club myself, but it was also a chance to reconnect with a few people whom I didn't expect to see there at all: former Aircheck Batchmates Cat and Piper were there, and so was John Hendrix and even the Triggerman.
The event was hosted by Sam YG, Tony Tony, Slick Rick, and Andi-9 from Magic 89.9. It was real fun seeing and hobnobbing with people from radio, as well as running into a few fellow bloggers, including Juned and Azrael. Admittedly, I don't have any picture to spare, but it was a great night, and you should've been there. Furthermore, the lovely Hazel from Samsung was glad to accommodate us and the other bloggers who went to the event. We even got to have a hands-on feel for their latest phones, and I must say, it was an enjoyable experience!
I actually won a prize, when Andi turned to me during their Q and A segment and nobody else was ready to answer the question. Since I knew what the answer was, it was all academic from there, and I ended up taking something home from Samsung yet again, since they also gave away free t-shirts just for visiting the six booths in the Central Plaza.
As usual, I ran into the bouncers I met from Redux and Mangaholix, and even had a short bit where I ended up doing magic for a few of Cat's friends. Shortly afterwards, the stage was set for Parokya Ni Edgar's performance, and they really just had the crowd eating in the palm of their hand. Needless to say, Parokya brought the house down, and they were their usual funny selves.
I can't help but really enjoy PnE's music. I've always been a big fan, and it was really excellent to hear their song that's currently my absolute favorite, "Akala".
Much thanks and love to Samsung for organizing this event! Thanks for having us over, and to everyone who wants a chance to be in on the latest from Samsung, join The Samsung Fun Club today! You won't regret it.
Current mood: accomplished.
.:Mangaholix Issue 6 Is Out!:.
Grab a copy of Mangaholix 6 and not only do you get your usual dose of Filipino manga goodness, you even get an excellent feature on Kel and Jay, albeit the gay-sounding innuendo of calling us the "Cosplay Community's Official Magical Tandem" does color the whole thing a bit... lol.
.:Happy Birthday, Cheska!:.
Elbert's niece turns 6 this midnight. I, for one, am honored that I did a magic show for her, and it seems the people genuinely enjoyed the show, especially the jokes I threw that just flew over the birthday girl's head.
In any case, it was fun, and meeting El, Arvs, Harvs, Mary, Lora, Cheska, and Cheska's parents was really cool. Hope we can spend more time in the near future! =D