Month: February 2011

A Nuptial and a Semi-reunion

What’s up for me? Last weekend, my friends and I went on a wedding. It’s a wedding of our house-mate & college friend. It was a simple and enjoying occasion – everybody is happy. It was also a great chance for us, college friends, to meet after months of not seeing each other personally.

Everything is going on perfectly, except of my camera. I am completely sure that I charged the battery the day before, but still it ran out after 20 shots (how amazing). Anyway, let me share some of my snaps that day, and I hope y’all like it.

The bride and groom, and a good friend (middle)

The Church

Wedding photo ops

That's us! And a friend (taking picture) ūüôā

A Terrifying Idol Top 24 Write-up

I just watched American Idol, and geez I say: “you gain some, and you lose some…of your favorites.” One is Chris Medina, whom I always¬†believe¬†that he is better than some Top 24 people; Then another is the adorable¬†Jaycee Badeaux, whom I really hope will join again next season. But everything’s good for me, no big dissapointments on the show, because my top 3 faves are still in – especially Casey Abrams!

Casey Abrams is the coolest Idol contestant ever! I love everything from him: the great talent, funny and kid-like personality, and his priceless facial expressions (yes, I love those). Actually, he’s too good he inspired me to do another cover (**insert main motive here). I made another cover of a song, and I took this afternoon activity by heart (Riiiight). Fine. Just watch (or listen) to my new cover, and exit the page, then pull it up again, then close, then do whatever you want: Curse, make fun, share, or appreciate (notice I am doing the “last-item-recall-theory” here).


Cooking Mama on Facebook

Good Grief! It’s been ages since the last time I updated my blog (…or not and I am just being OA). Finally I was able to post something new today, and it’s about an online flash game I am currently playing. Some of my friends said that this game is also available to¬†Android¬†phones as an app.

Here you go. Presenting…Cooking Mama.

Cooking Mama is not really a complicated game or a mind game. It’s an app that most probably your little sibling/s might find enjoying. All you need to do is complete or do as much goals throughout the game, cook different dishes, and sell it on your cafe. It sounds so simple, right? However, just like any other games, it has its objective/s.

Maybe I can narrow down the app’s main objectives into three:

1. Complete or do as much goals as you go through the game. Simply check what items you need to do or cook. And you will actually cook the dishes (virtually, of course). You will definitely be away from the “progress bar” on this game.

2. Satisfy your cafe customers by knowing what dishes they like before you assign your dishes and open another shift of your cafe. You can know your customers’ wants by hovering your pointer to them (located on topmost part of your Cooking Mama screen.

3. Make sure you have your money managed. Just like any other business, good management is the key to keep your business going.

Alright, there you go. Cooking Mama is a game you can enjoy best if you are into cooking. If not, I am sure you can also enjoy it. Basically it’s like the Amateur Surgeon game, but on a kitchen and culinary setting. -Nice comparison eh?? Haha!

Well, I’ll stop here. I hope this stuff could help specially if you are a beginner on Cooking Mama. Enjoy!

My Top Three Idol Favorites

Just watched American Idol’s Hollywood episode, and let me say that I have my early favorites now! Oh yea, I have narrowed my choices down to three already.

Of course my top 3 idols are plainly based on my biases – the kind of music I enjoy, the quality of voice, the stage presence, etc. I know at this early stage, all the AI fans also have their own favorites, specially those who are residing in the USA. It is expected that those participants who are representing their respective state are expected to be the favorite of their fellow statesmen. But no rules are saying you will only stick to that, right? Well, it’s up to them. I am here, an AI fan from the Asia-Pacific country, the Philippines.

Alright, here are my top 3 favorites.

Casey Abrams

Who could ever forget this man who looks like Fraggle Rock? (Kidding) No, seriously this young man got an unbelievable talent. Aside from playing that piano-blowing instrument (I don’t know how it’s called) well, he knows how to blow his audience away with his smooth, husky, and powerful voice. Not to mention, he got the stage vibes as well and a very down-to-earth attitude. Very nice!

Brett Loewenstern

Aside from the quality of voice, I love his fluffy hair. I mean, yeah it’s just a hair, but it adds up to his whole “artist package,” isn’t? Then by the time he opens his mouth to sing… now that’s what you call a voice with personality. I noticed though that he has this attitude to “sort of breathe a note” on every line he sings, which doesn’t sound that good for me. I hope he gets better as the AI continues.

Thia Megia

The only rose among the thorns, and a proud Pinay among my favorites. This little girl has her own style. I love the vibrato in her voice, and basically the way she sings. I recently found out that she also joined America’s Got Talent previously. I hope she goes further in AI. Definitely, her AGT experience made her better for this competition.

So there it is. I really hope this guys (and bunch of teens) will go far in Idol. Of course, at this early stage, there will be a lot of developments and unexpected situations might arise. But as of now, I will be rooting for them. Let’s get it on!

JTWYA PAUraoke Cover

Just what I’ve said from my karaoke blog post, I’ll try to post a clip of me singing a YouTube karaoke clip. Then I said I’m too shy for it, and probably won’t do it anytime soon. Well, here I am posting one clip (gees, that’s a fast self-convincing. Haha!).

So here it is. Without further¬†a due, here’s a clip of me (hiding behind a black wallpaper) singing Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars. Prepare yourself from abomination, guys. This will hurt your ears a little (or a lot). Enjoy!

There you go. How’d you think? Have you seen how American Idol material am I? Haha! I guess it’ll be better to let myself be a fail contestant, then.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy¬†watching¬†(or¬†listening) this video as much as I’ve enjoyed working on this. Have a nice day everyone!

Karaoke marathon courtesy of YouTube

Ehem, ehem. Hello mic test, one, two, three. Pull-up web browser, let’s rock YouTube!

Yes, you read that right – YouTube. Ever tried spending your time doing a karaoke marathon in YouTube? If your answer is not yet, you better have to try it now.

Just when I am spending my boring weekend at home, I pulled-up YouTube¬†aiming to watch more music videos or watch a new video upload of Kev Jumba. But my next YouTube video experience went¬†unexpected. A karaoke clip of my favorite song Make You Feel My Love loaded, and…Voila! Instant throat¬†exercise¬†for me. I am not saying I did well at it. I think the term “exercise” is enough to describe it. ūüôā

Let me share you some songs that I enjoyed singing during my “alone-YouTube-karaoke-session”.

Make you feel my love – Adele

Just the way you are – Bruno Mars

Love song – Sarah Bareilles

The man who can’t be moved – The Script

How’s the playlist? I actually wanted to sing “newer” songs, but I can’t find them on YouTube…yet. Maybe there would be a karaoke version in a week or month? I am not sure.

I hope you all liked and enjoyed my playlist. I am actually thinking if I should record a clip of myself while singing any karaoke songs in YouTube. But I don’t think that will happen soon. I am too shy for it now. Haha!

Anyway, that’s it! Happy singing!

Not your usual flash games

This time, we’ll be getting on with flash games and apps, yo!

So, I’ve been playing some apps on Facebook, and other flash gaming website out there. I am thinking to share my favorite apps and flash games to y’all. Hope some of you might find this also interesting. Anyway, here are some games I’ve enjoyed so far.

Robot Unicorn Attack

Yes, I know that the app’s game name sounds… weird. But hey, I am enjoying this. At first, I enjoyed playing this because of its unique game environment, but it feels good to repeat the game over and over just to get a high score. Just try to play it, and you’ll see unicorns, rainbow, butterflies, and check out the game song. I bet, girls and gays out there will start playing robot…unicorn. Let’s play!

Haunt the House

This game is a good past-time. No pressures involved, I swear. In fact, you’ll laugh yourself out while playing scary tricks to your guests. The goal of the game: To kick out all the guests from your house by scaring them. Sounds fun!

Five Minutes to Kill Yourself

Again, a good game past-time. Just as what the game title describes, the game is about killing yourself in five minutes. The faster, the better.


Take your usual strategy game into a whole new level! I am saying: Not your usual strategy game. Why? First, the goal is to dominate an office; Second, the attacks of each characters are…well…surreal; and third, it’s quite boring but addicting. Try it for yourself.

Victorian BMX

It’s a BMX game. I got addicted on it for some time. Maybe you wanna try the game’s “easy to difficult” obstacles. And yes, you can perform BMX tricks too.

So far, these are the games that got my interests. Will try to look for more and share it here. If you enjoy the type of games I mentioned above, you can freely play and find more of those kind in

Try it. It’s fun. This time, join me play the flash games in a new level!

Autumn’s Concerto

Autumn's Concerto (c/o

I’ve been spending time at home, and got nothing to do but watch the Taiwanese drama¬†Autumn’s Concerto. Yes, you read it right. I am not actually a fan of Asian dramas, but this series got me interested. It might be because of Vanness Wu’s good looks, or plainly just the story. ūüôā

Anyway, I am not yet done watching the drama. So I guess, it’s impossible for me to rate it now. Though that would be the case, I could share what I have in mind so far about the series. For my fellow Filipinos, you can start watching it in YouTube (if this post made you¬†interested).

So far, the story is running good. Though there are “dead” (or boring) moments while watching it, the entirety of its story keeps the viewers (like me) to keep interested. I especially love the first part of the series, because there’s a glaring element of suspense due to the uncle’s harassment motives. Then as the drama progress, the story leans toward the “real drama” – While watching the series will end you up teary-eyed, feeling “aawwed”, pissed off, and many more. I just hope that as the series progress, specially for the ending, the story will not be¬†disappointing.

That’s it. I’ll try to post some update regarding this drama once I am able to finish watching it. Obviously I am so into it right now, since I am¬†spending¬†some time just tell everybody that I am watching and enjoying it. If you finished watching the drama already, tell me what you think. I’ll be more than happy to share some thoughts regarding this thing.

Alright. I talk too much. I’m gonna end this now. Thanks for the visit!