Monday, July 28, 2008
This is my first posting using YouTube so if you don't see it here, I guess you'll never see it here again!! (GAWD KNOWS!!)
I received this vid and although I don't know the subjects or the subject, I have to comment on it:
The fashion editor in me says that we seem to be going for the 'Ritz Carlton Honeymoon Special' or 'American Beauty somewhere not in America'....
BUT the Brett Ratner in me says...
This looks like a fuckin' crime scene....
The panning over the floor with all that red looks like a homicide team's eye movements, the tight framing of photos give the impression that McNulty is at your house because yo' boy ain't seen in his corner...PLUS there is no music, only the white noise which makes me think--THE KILLER Is BEHIND YOU!!!!
(I swear at first I thought I got sent a clip of CSI/The Wire)
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Remember when they joined a run in Singapore that came out in a blog?
The event was part of a program sponsored by the Singapore government.
Little did we know they were not running to lead the style pack but running for THEIR LIVES!!!
The Singapore Squealers tell me that both Yoyo and his Yaya have been blacklisted from events (read: junkettes) held by the Singapore Tourist Board.
Looks like the mega-powerful server of the government alerted them to the fact that both DID NOT DELIVER the stories they promised.
Well, I think it ain't SO bad because at least they did not just STAND and NOT DELIVER but they RAN and DID NOT DELIVER.
I am not against junkettes because the regional media do it. But what I am against is going on a junkette and NOT writing about it or going on one and having SOMEONE ELSE write it...
Maybe that's why they have to run faster now.....
The McDo deal of Yoyo Tan is also probably closed to cooked on a grill.
Anong order niyo?
Yan lang pow.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
MY MY MY...the moles are up and about today like the week has no end in sight.
I have no news simply because I am expecting a lot more news to come my way in the next week. I am SURPRISED---SHOCKED and AWED---at the number of moles digging around society this week and ruining garden parties!
Come to think of it, we have not had a quiet week since I started this blog.
I THINK the third book is going to turn out swell!! But I shouldn't speak too soon since I haven't even written my name.
The last two weeks saw me terrified that I would not be able to write anything but today, before I board my plane for London, I am PSYCHED and rarin' to go.
That's half the battle. The other half is writing the first sentence. Lots of the old characters we love to hate and some new ones we've hated all along!!
ALSO, I am looking forward to Gorrell's SOCIAL SHERIFF--A great blog name that will feature the pretenders we love to hate. (Am I writing a hate blog, by the way??)
He will be blogging in a country far, far, far away from the clutches of the pikon, sore losing social climbers, the AFP, the NBI, PC, MetroCom and the NOCD (Not our Class Darling) which includes the self-appointed blog police!
And our quote of the week goes to John-John who will receive passes to Kung Fu Pandak, Birch Tree Milk Powder and a Seiko Wallet, ang wallet na maswerte. (Joke lang....Unlike Yoyo Tan and Christina Vergel, I have no sponsors, sorry! may sponsors pa ba ang mga yan???)
This is dedicated to the SOCIAL SHERIFF:
John-john has left a new comment on your post "SEX, DRUGS AND VIDEO (GAMBLING)....": In relation to the closure of Chikatime, and why some of the so-called socialites are making a fuss about some of the posts...I remember tuloy the comment of someone I met in HK..there's a small party in RED (the bar on top of IFC), this is after HK Tatler Ball...there's this model, the date of James Bond (owner of Bond Properties in HK) and Kevin Chau (who said to me, "you're not from here, are you?")...anyway, the lady told me that - "I don't think Philippine Society really exists"...no i understand, to them we're still a 3rd world...and i understand, feeling lang ang ibang tao dito...hahahahah
O--Paano na yan, Gorrell, the Social Sheriff?? Go straight to jail (or the bathroom stall) and do not pass by the party at Embassy na lang??
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
ARE THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE CLOSURE OF CHIKTIME HAPPY NOW?
If I were you, dollface, I wouldn't want to be going around admitting this.....
Based on the online information that has been sent to me, it seems like the blogosphere is mourning the loss of the website everyone loves to hate, Chikatime.com.
(I don't look for material myself because as it is I don't even know HOW to begin to look seeing as I already have a hard time looking for my glasses or my dogs...)
When SOOZY HOPPER DIED, I cried.
Now that CHIKATIME CLOSED, I am so fuckin' angry I want EVERYONE TO KNOW!!! (But I have my ways of dealing with anger----at a bookstore near you!)
Although I am very new to blogging, there are several points that irritate me about people who want to 'control' the content of cyberspace.
1) As long as there is no racism, sexism, child pornography and/or bestiality, the contents of someone's blog is really NONE OF ANYONE'S BUSINESS.
If you want to control the contents of a blog, then I suggest you take it up with people in trad-media where they can REALLY CONTROL what is published or aired. Cyberspace is the last territory (actually, a very new one like a housing development on reclaimed land) of vigilante journalism.
There is also the option of putting up YOUR OWN BLOG to fight other blogs...
But mine is simply to promote my books and "gather information"....
2) The ones who complain are usually those who want to be public figures by being famous for being famous but without any effort at all except by getting dressed and showing up. Some even get dresses for FREE!
But, sadly boys and gheys, being a public figure is like marriage where from store opening to scandal, ya gotta be there, baby. If you put yourself out at every party, you BETTER be ready when scandal comes a-calling. Better yet, if you can't stay away from scandal or bad behaviour, stay away from the cameras!
What is SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND?? You don'd have to go to UCLA Film to get it!
If you can't take the heat, why go into the kitchen in the first place? Just watch cooking shows on TV!! (I love the ocean but I have sworn off beaches so I simply watch National Geographic!)
(This is why I have abso-fuckin'-lutely no sympathy for socilialites and movie stars but have a lot of sympathy for royalty because they are literally 'born in captivity' to the public and papps)
Also worth noting, social climbers with 'information' to hide. Perhaps Chikatime hits hard because like they say in PR, "If there's smoke, there's fire!" FIRE FIRE FIRE!!!
3) Is the Philippines REALLY that big a tech-society that they know the word 'cybercrime?"
The following are excepts from a story in the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
"The cybercrime bill would contain definitions of cybercrime, punishment of such crimes and provisions on cooperation with the international community, among others.
Last year, the DoJ created a task force to deal with cybersecurity issues in legislation and investigation....The task force worked closely with the Council of Europe, a private organization, and local experts composed of IT practitioners and other stakeholders."
Okay--do you think the Council of Europe really cares about the contents of Chikatime when they had the Nigerian Gold Scam going around cyberspace for years? (I think they caught the guy last weeek)
"Among the top priorities of the group was to work for the passage of the cybercrime prevention act, which failed to pass in the previous Congress. -----Meanwhile, Sy said that two major cybercrime cases were filed by the National Bureau of Investigation this week. These cases involve Internet libel and qualified theft."
If something failed to pass in Congress, Top Priority ba 'yan?? Kung Top Priority bakit it didn't pass?? With the I Love You virus originating from the Philippines, global phishing, identity theft etc, we concern ourselves with LIBEL and QUALIFIED THEFT....OH MY GAS!!! (as Chikatime would say)
Suddenly we have made cybercrime a priority in a country with NO WI-FI and LIMITED BROADBAND???
How many times have I been on MSN messenger with someone in the Philippines and THEIR network dies??? HUH?? Or more elementary, their phone has no signal!!
(and suddenly we are HIGH TECH CSI-24 Cybercrime investigators!!)
I have a feeling the NBI has NUTTIN' to do with Chikatime's closure....
4) Why did these people CHOOSE to pick on Chikatime and no one else? The God of Cyberspace knows there are SO MANY other such sites!!
As far as I'm concerned, they have NOT BROKEN any law (see point number 1). Who could take themselves SO SERIOUSLY to have them closed down? Many of Chikatime's subjects of ridicule STILL enjoyed the blog while it was up. The best thing about Chikatime is that it had no alliance (unlike MANY people we know with TOO MANY...), no agenda and no identity (but so what??)
AND SO WHAT if they were 'in Makati lang pala or General Santos or wherever making 20,000 a month..." Clearly, this is yet another example of playground mentality (rich vs poor) because if this was put up by the head of a call center who owned a WHOLE building and who had the whole government in his pocket, this closure would not have happened, WOULD IT???
And now, kiddies, before I close, I leave you with this wonderful quote from Mr Bennet in Pride and Prejudice...(and if you are READING this blog or have READ CHIKATIME and DO NOT agree with this, you are a HYPOCRITE!!)
"For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn."
Yan lang pow.....
Later today, I will have more news unfit to print.
If I remember to post.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
National Bookstore - Rizal Avenue, Harrison, Trinoma, Quezon Avenue, North EDSA, SM Manila and MOA (where is that??)
PowerBooks -Megamall, Trinoma, Midtown, Greenbelt
HK retail fashion news --- Junya Watanabe for Comme des Garcon MEN is opening on Wyndham Street in Central. (With some effort and a girdle, I'll probably be able to squeeze into a tiny Japanese men's jacket)
Saw construction going on but being a Japanese store, one never knows.
I completely passed Loveless and Comme Guerilla by thinking they were 'under construction' and I thought the line at the Bathing Ape was for fast food....
But no one beats my husband the hotel expert:
1) walking into W Seoul then walking out right away because he thought he went into a bar by mistake
2) going up to the bouncer at St Martin's Lane hotel and asking--is this a club or a trendy hotel?
Really--some people, you can't take them anywhere!
THE BIG ISSUE OF DA WEEK---(aside from Tim Yap turns to God--more later)
Chikatime seems to be taking some chika-time off from cyberspace.
As if I was the gatekeeper of Chikatime, so many people emailed, texted, called, posted asking if I could get the gals and gheys to grant them entry.
Well, maybe to Government I could ----but Embassy, as you know, could be a problem.....
UNFORTUNATELY you are reading the blog of one of the out-est outsiders in the world so ChikaTime ain't givin' me an all access pass to their site anytime soon.
I may be one of the biggest (gossip) tippers but I ain't THAT worthy!! At least not worthy of an invite or password. ( Tim Yap turns to God and says, "Just say the word and I shall be healed.." I say to Chikatime, "Just say the 'password' and the whole blogosphere shall shaddap!! )
BUT ---do not worry (blood) sports fans --after all, gossip has become a blood sport!---I think Chikatime will be back in no time. Well, we hope!
I have complete confidence in rumor mongerers because like weeds, we just keep sprouting when you least expect us to in places you never want us to be in (or you don't want to be seen in--like Andok's and Max's!) ...Look at Soozy Hopper-- bless her cyber-soul, Brian Gorrell, Chikatime-and well, moi!
GOSSIP doesn't die. It just gets re-incarnated.
(This is why Im surprised the Philippines has not turned Buddhist!)
THIS IS NOT the first time they have shut down. The latest (or maybe the only) one I recall was when the Inquirer did a big story on them and maybe because they are not used to fame and infamy, they were overwhelmed...
Well, they will learn like everyone else!
(remember Gorrell did it, too...)
Fortunately or unfortunately, SOME people (like me) are born with heated silver forks in their tongues plus Edward Scissorhands fingers for typing venom.
Those who never learn, well, what can I say???---you will probably read more about them in my next novel.
WHY DID CHIKATIME CLOSE??
As a new kid on the blog, I am getting the feeling that the blogosphere is like an elementary school playground and one must ally oneself either with the biggest bully or the person who has rights over the slides and swings.
I would like to look at myself as the one with the verbal 'snides and swings."
SO WHO IS THE BULLY???
Why don't we pose the rhetoric: He who brags most, bullies most or vice versa or WHAT!???
Who wants to kick-butt with Gladiator heels? Personally, I prefer classic Roger Vivier Belle du Jours.
IS THERE SOMETHING I DON"T KNOW??
The traditional Ateneo answer would be "That depends."
1) Have you been reading other blogs aside from this one, Chikatime and/or Gorrell? If your answer is "Yes" then you are spending too much time online and not enough time at the 70 off sales!!---hahahaha!!!
2) Do you read blogs obssessed with discovering the identity of "ChickenTime?"
3) Have you been reading another blog with the word Mabuhay on it?
(It ain't Philippine Airlines, okay, coz you know technology has not been assigned a seat yet!!)
If you answered "NO" to all of the above then THERE IS SOMETHING YOU DONT KNOW!!
My theory is, that the Mabuhay Shoppingera, who by the way, wants more hits on her blog so I'm practically sending the devoted followers of fashion to HER BLOG by writing this entry...
The Mabuhay Shoppingera who wants more hits has been bullying our friends at ChikaTime by threatening to expose their identities.
MY TAKE --one, two, three--- on this is:
SO WHAT??? - take one
So what if we find out that Vanessa, Vhong and Fuschia do not remotely resemble Perez Hilton??
So what if we find out that ChikaTime all this time was our next door neighbor who wears slippers and curlers and smokes while doing the ironing or making laba and kula?
AND SO WHAT if we find out Chikatime is really the Philippine Tatler???
(well, for one, everyone will stop reading and start laughing because it will be so un-fuckin believable!! )
WILL WE LIKE THEM LESS IF WE KNOW WHO THEY ARE?? - take two
On the contrary, the social climbers will have to like them MORE (in fact, embrace them and take them to lunch!) because now they are gonna put the fez to the blog and realize that "Caloy" the waiter has all this time been an editor at Chikatime. Imagine---instead of Big Brother watching, you better behave because "Kuya Boy" is watching....Ayan ha....as the late Inday Badiday used to say "Careful..Careful.." (Then one time the janitor threw out her guest, the catfish that could drink milk...remember??)
And finally, take three: LEAVE THEM ALONE!!
This blog, like Soozy Hopper may have hurt many but it has brought IMMENSE as in IMMENSELY so much pleasure to more people. If anyone could bring that much pleasure to a greater number of people, by all means, be my guest.
If you still don't get it, here's the Mario J delos Reyes scene: We take two pigs (let's say Ruffa and Kris Aquino) We kill 2 lechons for lechon..what else?? But then a whole baranggay enjoys it and you become mayor...Isn't that worth it even if you had to kill two cute, innocent, defenseless animals?? (I am a vegetarian)
Mabuhay ang shopping....But Gossip has the 'more historical term' term--Bienvenue....or OMG!!!! I LABS EET!!!
Chikatime has a GREAT FORMULA no one comes close to:
1) a great sense of humor
2) a hilarious command of Taglish and Bading-speak
3) graphic photos
4) magnificent moles
Even people they have crossed love them, hate them or love to hate them...(cuckoo Chanel and herpes--ay Hermes ---may be part of that group because I have never seen a site single-handedly put me off wearing these labels after seeing the WRONG PEOPLE in the right labels--you should see what my H belts are used for now--to tie up a balikbayan box---hahahaha!!No!)
And to close this entry, since I am such an excellent writer in the proper sense, I will have to round up my story by connecting the thought of my first paragraph with my conclusion.
Tim Yap was seen at Victory (what Muffy and Constance call DARK Victory--I think that's the name of a horse they lost money on) CRYING---as in not crying for a clean up of the Pasig River---hindi cry me a river--cry me a Pacific Ocean perhaps hoping to ship out to sea...
There are some great people at Victory but there are even more losers who use it for social climbing and networking, much like the way people in the Philippines use wakes and funerals---evenings are the most social. Sometimes even the dead get up for drinks or go to the loo.
OKAY THAT'S IT FOR ....well, for now.