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Earth, Wind and Fire Live!
Nov 30th, 2009 by niceyfemme

I wanna go to their concert in the Philippines on 5 December 2009!

I love their song Every Now and Then…… I don’t know why but I love singing along to this…. Feeling sentimental for unknown reasons…..

I remember I always thought it would be great to watch them sing this song live…. I always figured it will in Araneta Coliseum and ticket price will be Php5000 for the bests seats.

I plan to get the cheapest seat if ever hehehe….. My goal is to just listen to them sing this song live, in person.

BUT. BIG BUT.

Sooo expensive! 🙁

“THE ORIGINAL”
EARTH WIND and FIRE

LIVE IN MANILA

Presented by
Offshore Entertainment Production Pte Ltd
Lifestyle 7

Nothing beats the original as often stated. With that consideration, Filipino music fans are in for a big treat come next month as the real people behind the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire comes to Manila for a live show that is sure to be no less than spectacular.

The one-night affair strikingly titled The Original Earth, Wind & Fire Live In Manila happens on December 5, 8 pm at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Reception Hall in Pasay City. Organizers of the highly anticipated concert uses the operative word `original` to essentially address that bit of confusion among EWF fans who were introduced to a separate act carrying the music and name of the group but not the real faces behind it.

Produced by Offshore Entertainment Production, the upcoming live extravaganza promises to offer the definitive repertoire and performance of a group who `single-handedly introduced sophisticated funk and African folk rhythms to American popular culture.`

Arguably the world`s best show band ever, EWF is best known for their hits Reasons, Fantasy, September, Sing A Song, Boogie Wonderland, After the Love Has Gone, and Let`s Groove. These hits, among others, have become favorite covers for performers, given their generally danceable grooves and high-recall melodies.

EWF is an African-American R&B band formed in Chicago in 1969 by Marurice White, a member of then Ramsey Lewis Trio. His tenor voice that contrasts the falsetto of Philip Bailey is said to be the key interplay that gave the group`s its distinct sound. Bailey did a duet with Phil Collins for the latter`s hit Easy Lover.

In the early 70s, other original members of the group include singer Sherry Scott, percussionist Yackov Ben Israel, White`s brother Verdine, Donny Hathaway, guitarist Michael Beale, Chester Washington, trumpet player Leslie Drayton, trombonist Alex Thomas, and White`s longtime musicmate Wade Flemons. White took the name based on his astrological sign Sagittarius having a primary elemental quality of Fire and seasonal qualities of Earth and Air.

EWF won ten Grammy Awards and four American Music Awards. The group had been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, having sold over 90 million albums worldwide. The staggering sales easily pull them up to rank as the “seventh best selling American band of all time.”

Ticket Prices:

PhP 8,240.00 Reserved Seating
PhP 6,180.00 Patron (Standing only) Less 20% off! (Effective November 25, 2009)
PhP 2,575.00 Standing only

Hmmmmn……. I think it’s just too expensive for what I want. I just want to hear one song to be sang live. Hmmn… It’s in PICC by the way..

What to do???

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Amoy Pasko na…..
Nov 29th, 2009 by niceyfemme

Iba na ang amoy ng hangin ngaun…….

Yung familiar sa akin, yung pinakahihintay ko….

Peborit ko kaya ang Christmas season……

Pero bakit hindi ko yata gusto na dumating na ang Christmas ngaun na?

Sana pwede i-postpone, kung kelan ko na lang gusto…

I’m not ready yet.

🙁

Charcoal Stove, big yes! Scammers, BIG no!
Nov 29th, 2009 by niceyfemme

Hmmmn… So I tried cooking in my new kitchen appliance, the charcoal stove I bought at the the Noel Bazaar in World Trade Center.

The verdict?

Uling Stove

It’s good! I like cooking in it. Hmmmn…. The small size which I bought is just perfect for cooking, since our pots and pans are small to medium sizes only.

I cooked rice in it. Simmered beef ifor hours to make it soft and I have to say it is efficient! I only used a few pieces of charcoal and after two hours it’s still there still simmering….

I grilled two pieces of bangus in it and hmmn let’s just say next time I’ll used even lesser charcoal…. Hahhaha! It’s a little overcooked…

I have to say I’m not disappointed. 🙂 Also when I called their number as I had to ask something, one ring and they answered. They were also nice to talk to. So recommended!

Oh and if going to the Noel Bazaar is in your plans, please avoid a certain booth who tried to scam me. They are selling stove, another gadget that prolongs the life of veggies and meats (I forgot what they call that thing)… I also forgot their name as I was really pissed at them.

If you are coming from the parking lot area, there will be two entrances. The stall at the far end area is the one I’m referring to.

noel bazaar in world trade center

What they’ll do is to make you believe they’re going to give you a product say stove because they are promoting their products, you’ll be like their endorser. Then they’ll add another product. When you’re so happy already they’ll tell you to but at least one product to show your appreciation. I told them no thank you, I clearly said I’m not paying for anything.

noel bazaar.....

They’re very good actresses mind you. I plan to talk to someone from the organizers about this. This is not good for their credibility. Next time.

If I have a chance I’ll try to go back. There are nice stalls there. Specially if you have a baby.Cute outfits for them. For ladies there are cute dresses for them too.

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I actually went there to watch Jackie Ang do some baking demonstration. Unfortunately I have to go to Mommy’s office because she’s not feeling well, so we have to head home asap…

Like I said next time.

cute shirts

Mura O!

Noel Bazaar at the World Trade Center
25-30 November, 2009

Thanks to them for the photos.

Separated – Usher
Nov 28th, 2009 by niceyfemme

If love was a bird then we wouldn’t have our wings
If love was the sky we’d be blue
If love was a choir, you and I could never sing
cause love isn’t for me and you….
If love was an Oscar, and and I could never win
’cause we could never act out our parts
If love is the bible, then we are lost in sin
Because it’s not in our hearts

(Chorus)
So why don’t you go your way,
and I’ll go mine
Live your life
And I’ll live mine….
Baby, you’ll do well
And I’ll be fine
’cause we’re better off separated…

If love was a fire then we have lost the spark
Love never felt so cold
If love was a light then we’re lost in the dark
Left with no one to hold
If love was a sport, we’re not on the same team
You and I are destined to lose
If love was an ocean, baby, we are just a stream
’cause love isn’t for me and you

Girl, I know we had some good times
It’s sad but now we gotta say goodbye
Girl U know I love you
I can’t deny
Can’t say we didn’t try to make it work for you and I

I know it hurts so much
But it’s best for us…
Somewhere along this windy road, we lost the trust
So I walk away, so you don’t have to see me cry
It’s killing me so, why don’t you go

I’m sorry we didn’t make it.

Need I say more? 🙁

Be careful!
Nov 27th, 2009 by niceyfemme

Had a long day today. Seems like the hours of the day hmmmn not enough for me anymore hahhah!

Went to Mall of Asia first. Every time I’m there, since it’s so big, I don’t know where to go first. I always end up not getting what I went there for. I should make a note about that before I head there.

There are two parking areas in MOA, the outdoor parking and the one inside the building. We always park outside, since it’s cheaper there, just Php25.00, the covered parking is Php 40.00… Hahhaha! Cheapskate!

I have to admit though…. That’s not the real reason why I don’t park inside the mall. I’m scared of the path going up! It’s a circling path that’s dizzying! When I was new in driving, I asked the driver to drive going up as I wasn’t confident then, that I could do it.

Today I tried. Alone. Hmmn….. I turn on my hazard lights heheheh… Just to warn them to keep their distance from me…. Good thing I chose the right lane… There are two lanes going up, the left side is steeper. I’m scared of heights. it’s that bad.

I was able to park with no scratches, no incident happened hehhe…. Next time I will take a video of that…..

I went to the Noel Bazaar at the World Trade Center in Pasay City… Bought quite a few things there, mostly food. But this is the one thing I’m most excited about. My discovery! Heehhehe….

uleng

New kitchen gadget! I love kitchen gadgets! I’ve always wanted to try them but I don’t usually buy unconventional things or equipments…. But this one has been “endorsed” well kind of by Chef Reggie Aspiras… She reviewed this in her column in a broadsheet. That kind of made me at peace, somehow.

A Php 5.00 worth of charcoal will last for one hour, they claim. Hmmmn… We will see…. I just love that flavor you get from grilling in charcoal….

So excited to try this tomorrow!

Will tell everything tomorrow as I’m too tired already. JUST BE CAREFUL. I ALMOST GOT SCAMMED. Yes, even in a popular bazaar like this one.

It’s more dangerous now because it’s Christmas Season, people need money, but no jobs for them so they resort to such things.

Ingat sa akyat-bahay.

Love Don’t Cost A Thing………
Nov 25th, 2009 by niceyfemme

Here’s Jennifer Lopez formerly known as J.Lo now Mrs. Marc Anthony…..

This video just brings back so many good memories of my high school years…. It was during those times when Jennifer Lopez was at her peak, she was I guess the biggest female singer then… (Sorry Mariah.)

I don’t really find Jennifer that beautiful, though I love the way she dances. She’s my favorite dancer, the way she dances, real cool.

Until I watched this video again today, I found a new appreciation for her voice and face and body! Ohh la la! She’s gorgeous in this video…. Wow! Got to love those curves….. Even the way she moves in the video, so sexy. Love this song too, love the message.

Like I said this video brings back so many great memories of high school. I guess it’s true about what they say about high school life, that it’s the best. When you are in college. you’re just so busy and so stressed it’s so hard to find time for good times.

When I was in junior year, my friends and I will go to Ruth’s house AFTER class, we don’t cut class. 😉 We would hang out there, eat (I cook sometimes) play playstation, sing songs while Jeff, Ilar and Nico (who else?) are playing the guitar. MTV was ready big then…. We always have the TV on MTV…

One really funny moment was when Vanessa imitated J.Lo’s move in this video 2:17-2:18…. It was so freaking funny that all of us burst in laughter! Since then we fondly tease her J.Lo.. I miss you Vanessa, I love the way I laugh when I’m with you. I love your laugh too, the way you gather all energy then release them in laughter, wow those moments! 🙂

Too bad I don’t have a scanner right now, would love to scan some photos from back then…. I miss you Abby, Reina, Gemma, Ruth, Vanessa, Jeff, Ilar, Dia, Julius, Cayaban hehhehe, Chat, Aya, Cha, Vanessa Bunny, Duterte na lalake na ngaun hheheh, Silver, Emmanuel aka Ginger Spice 🙂 actually all of you! I miss you my friends!

Hmmn I hope we have a reunion soon. Not too soon though. In a few years maybe? I don’t want to still be single then hehehhe…….. Most of my friends in high school have kids now…. While I………. 🙁

My love don’t cost a thing………..

Sleep matters…….
Nov 24th, 2009 by niceyfemme

I feel like a zombie right now….. OK, it’s not an emo post hehehhe…

I just didn’t sleep well last night. My sleep is different from other people’s. How to explain this? Hmmmm….

I need my sleep!!!!!!!!!!!!

Unlike other people whose sleep just happen naturally, mine is so complicated. Mine has to have effort into it….

Most people, like my Mom, from the moment she lays down in bed, few seconds or minutes and she’s sound asleep, while I have to wait for like 15-30 minutes…

Then the next morning, like this morning, I woke up feeling so tired. Kind of weird right because you’re suppose to feel rested after sleeping. I suffered from this for like two or so years now. Once I woke up feeling tired, it’s just so hard to do anything, so hard to work, hard to focus, my eyes hurt, my back hurts.

Sleeping_Papa_Smurf

This is the reason why sleep is very important to me. Reason why I put in a lot of effort in preparation for sleeping.

I’m conscious not to take even a hint of caffeine, as that would make me have wide open eyes through the night. (The last time, I made Mocha-Chocolate Cupcakes, had one for dessert, I forgot there’s coffee in it, I didn’t sleep even a minute.)

My pillows should be the right tenderness(?). Blanket has to be real smooth or my legs will feel itchy. My bed and mattress, I have to switch from one that’s thick and one that’s thin, to prevent my back from hurting and even worse not being able to sleep at all.

I need silence. No sound at all the better. And black-out curtains. Sound proof windows. I miss my room in Singapore. They have all that, that’s why I sleep very well there. And no tricycle sound.

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Opposite of myself. hehehe….

When I was still working in hotels, that was something. See we have midnight shifts. Sometimes, it last a week. I prefer that than a three-four day shift. Not enough time for my biological clock to adjust. It’s so hard when from a midnight shift (2230H-0800H) you have to work PM shift (1330H-2300H). That’s why during those times, I didn’t have a life outside work. I have to have enough sleep for me to perform properly. I can’t do what my colleagues then was doing, go out for a night of partying, usually until 0500H, then head to work at 0700H with no sleep at all. I can’t last a nine and a half work day with no sleep, I’d feel like my head is floating.

If I experience continuous sleep deprivation, I’d feel down and sad, will feel like I’m gaining weight like crazy.

Luckily, a few months ago, when I wanted to donate blood in a blood drive, they checked my blood and found out I was near anemic, so they prescribed some ferrous sulfate. Wow! That was the nicest sleep I had in years! I was so happy hehehhe…..

If it’s my choice, I’d prefer to be the type whom you could throw in anywhere, and after a few seconds will be snoring happy. Like this baby.

sleeping-beauty

I wouldn’t wish this for our neighbor’s nosy maid, it’s just so hard.

Is it too much to ask for a good night sleep?

I believe it’s basic human’s right.

P.S. Pardon me, I have to sleep now, yes at 1210H, my body is begging me to.

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Either way is fine with me……
Nov 23rd, 2009 by niceyfemme

Been in a confusing situation for a long time now. Like how I described it before, it’s like a limbo. Nobody likes to be in one but when you’re caught in it, make a decision and stick to it.

Have I made a decision? NO. Or is it a yes? I don’t know how to describe this point I ended up in.

yeah!

Either is fine with me. Do something, it’s alright with me. Do nothing, fine with me as well. I guess that’s the conclusion. I have made up my mind to accept either way that’s going to happen.

I guess I came to this point where I’m just too tired that whatever goes my way I am going to accept it wholeheartedly.

That is the keyword, acceptance. I just don’t question anymore. What’s the point? Whatever it is, bring it.

Or am I just being the stubborn me again? should I listen to most people’s advice? Hmmmmn… Whichever, it is still up to me, I have the final say.

I’m just not happy with the fact that this is happening at this time of the year. Why? Why now? I used to love this season. Still love it, it’s just these past years it hasn’t been nice. Lot’s of not so happy memories. I know who started this. Hmmn…. Kinulam yata ako…..

Whatever. I don’t care.

This too shall pass.

Nakapagtataka…
Nov 22nd, 2009 by niceyfemme

Nakapagtataka – Rachel Alejandro

Oh please no…. (The Manny Pacquiao Saga)
Nov 18th, 2009 by niceyfemme

Everyone in the Philippines know about this story, about Manny allegedly having an affair with Krista Ranillo.

Jinkee, the wife, just keeps quite until now, no matter how many countless whispers she keep on hearing.

There’s this comment I read in Cecille VS’s blog that I so get…

It’s about crushing the heart of a loyal and devoted wife who loved you first, truly, faithfully, respectfully and dutifully. A wife who loved you poor and didn’t even know who you were when you met. It just goes to show that money and achievement mean nothing if you lack character and integrity.

If you think you’re getting away with the pain you’re causing your wife and children, think again – unless you mend your philandering, cheating ways, you’re going to Hell on Judgment Day.

So true. My heart goes for Jinkee. I hate Krista Ranillo’s kind. They should all rot in hell!

Please watch the video and take note of Manny’s actions to Jinkee.

0:41… Did you guys see that? Wow! Or maybe he’s just pressured then, knowing that media is around.

And something I noticed, the woman behind Jinkee is watching what was happening then Manny noticed her, she immediately look the other way! LOL! Chisisms……

On a serious note, I really hate this Krista. All for money, she doesn’t give a damn about Manny’s kids and of course Jinkee. Well $$$ talks! And do wonders.

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I doubt the reason she’s doing this is love. No matter what reason it may be, it’s not a justification for hurting someone’s family.

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