Archive for February, 2011

Another testament to how beautiful the Philippines really is.  The Sports Illustrated swimsuit models travel to the Philippines to shoot.

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What a great way to promote the beauty of the Philippines!  There are 7,107 reasons to love the Philippines and some of them are featured in this promo by the World Wildlife Fund starring  Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez, the National Ambassadors.

Let’s keep the world awesome!  Let’s keep the Philippines awesome!  I love the Philippines.  Boom De Yada

Out of curiosity, I took the Medical Specialty Aptitude Test of the University of Virginia School of Medicine.  Got the information about the website from a friend’s multiply account.  After years of being out of clinical practice, I found myself answering the 130 questions of the aptitude test ticking the statements that most apply to me.  After 10 minutes, the results of showed this:

If I’d chosen to practice clinical medicine, I most probably would’ve specialized in interventional radiology.  It is one of the more exciting ‘benign’ specialties and it pays a lot. $_$

From the 15 listed, radiology may be the only field I would ever think of training in.  I wouldn’t even put half those listed in my top 10 choices plus, I probably wouldn’t qualify anyway.  But it’s okay.  I may not have followed the usual path a doctor takes, but what I still love what I do.  It’s just nice to think about what could have been.

Choreo Cookies, Vibe XV

Posted: February 25, 2011 in dance
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This was from 2010’s Vibe Dance Competition.  The Choreo Cookies bagged the top prize with this amazing routine which features ‘smooth’ choreography!  These guys are so creative in coming up with different concepts for their hip hop dance routines!  I simply cannot get enough of this!  I probably already watched this more than 25 times and still marvel at the creativity and originality each time.

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ANBU black ops

Posted: February 25, 2011 in dance
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The ANBU (暗部, Dark Side), short for Ansatsu Senjutsu Tokushu Butai (暗殺戦術特殊部隊, Special Assassination and Tactical Squad; English Version: ANBU Black Ops) are characters from my favorite anime, Naruto Shippuuden.  But this is not about Naruto.  This is about dance.  This is about a collaboration of dancers from different groups.  This is about a spectacularly amazing dance-storytelling.  See for yourself.

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This is just such an inspiring song.  This is for any one, every one who ever doubted him/her-self.  We are all born superstars!  We are perfect the way we are!  Love yourself and you’re set!  That’s all we need.  Love for ourselves.  Everything else will take care of itself.  Spread the love.

[Verse 1]
My mama told me when I was young
We are all born superstars

She rolled my hair and put my lipstick on
In the glass of her boudoir

“there’s nothin wrong with lovin who you are”
She said, “’cause he made you perfect, babe”

“so hold your head up and you’ll go far,
Listen to me when I say”

[Chorus]
I’m beautiful in my way
’cause god makes no mistakes
I’m on the right track baby
I was born this way

Don’t hide yourself in regret
Just love yourself and you’re set
I’m on the right track baby
I was born this way

[Post-chorus]
Ooo there ain’t no other way
Baby I was born this way
Baby I was born this way
Ooo there ain’t no other way
Baby I was-
I’m on the right track baby
I was born this way

[Verse 2]
Give yourself prudence
And love your friends
Subway kid, rejoice your truth

In the religion of the insecure
I must be myself, respect my youth

A different lover is not a sin
Believe capital h-i-m
I love my life I love this record and
Mi amore vole fe yah

[Bridge]
Don’t be a drag, just be a queen
Whether you’re broke or evergreen
You’re black, white, beige, chola descent
You’re lebanese, you’re orient
Whether life’s disabilities
Left you outcast, bullied, or teased
Rejoice and love yourself today
’cause baby you were born this way

[Chorus]
Coz you’re beautiful in your way
’cause god makes no mistakes
You’re on the right track baby
You were born this way

Don’t hide yourself in regret
Just love yourself and you’re set
I’m on the right track baby
I was born this way

[Post-chorus]
Ooo there ain’t no other way
Baby I was born this way
Baby I was born this way
Ooo there ain’t no other way
Baby I was-
I’m on the right track baby
I was born this way

My mama told me when I was young
We are all born superstars

Thank you Lady Gaga for the beautiful words and music.  Thank you Maria Aragon for your wonderful voice.

Filipino talent

Posted: February 20, 2011 in music, news
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Nonito Donaire put the Philippines on the world map once again as he knocked out Mexican boxer Fernando Montiel.  Donaire is now the new World Boxing Council/World Boxing Organization bantamweight champion!

So from amazing fists to amazing voices, Maria Aragon did a cover for Lady Gaga’s new single ‘Born This Way” and posted it on youtube earning respect and a duet with the always outrageously-outfitted pop sensation.  If I may say so myself, I think Maria’s version is way better =)  Hear for yourself…

Here’s another cover she did, this time for Jessie J’s Price Tag and she did an awesome job as well!And she’s just 10!

Hooray for Filipino talent!