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Thought is a vital, living dynamic power - the greatest force on earth. We live in a world of thoughts. Everyone has his own thought-world! They control your life, mold your character and shape your destiny. Always remember, "A pure thought" is sharper than the edge of a razor! This blog will be your journey to my inner well as my creations....come and "sail" with me....

Sunday, October 10, 2010

It’s been awhile…

Yes, it’s been awhile since I made a post…almost five months now!!!  Haven’t got back my passion for blogging, as well as my passion for scrapbooking, which was the reason really why I went into writing.

Now, I am here… just came into my mind to open my windows live writer… when I don’t even know what will I write. The only thing I know right now is that I am at one of my lowest point.  But not totally depressed.. just sad, lonely, empty, weak, in pain….

My world revolves around the four corners of my room… from sunrise to sunset…. from the time I wake up to the time that I decide to call it a night.  Sometimes I wish I really can go out and explore… see the other side of the world… Once, I read a shout out of somebody I know in facebook… and it goes, :  “get out of your comfort zone! break out from your shell! explore the world as you should! (to myself)”…. and as I read that, I thought that I should also be saying that to myself!!!

But much as I wanted to, I can not.  I am weak at this point in my life.  I really can not go to all those places that I wanted to see, hope to see before I leave this world. 

I have so much regret in my life…I haven’t been able to do so many things…and if I am given the chance to live my life again, I will definitely do them all…  like riding a bike, swim, ice skating, play volleyball, tennis and bowling,  drive a car, do better in my professional career, maintain lasting relationship with my so-called friends and travel and see my country and the world.

All these will have to wait for my next life, if ever there will be one.  It’s so hard to live a life alone (not literally).  I just felt that there is really no one that can hear my voice, someone that would really listen to what I am trying to say… no one really cares I believe.

So sorry if I came out with this piece… a very sad one really.  I am just glad that I have my laptop and my blog to pour my heart out… somehow it eases the pain… and i know somehow there is somebody out there who can relate to what I am going thru…. so at least, with that in notion, I “am not alone”…



Thursday, May 27, 2010

Lee DeWyze… the new American Idol!!!


As predicted, Illinois paint salesman Lee DeWyze emerged victorious at the Nokia theater in Hollywood,  beating out young mother Crystal Bowersox, thus capping the 9th season of American Idol.

As Kara DioGuardi had remarked in her interview,  “If it’s based on performance, it will be Crystal but if it’s based on people’s love for a story…then it will be Lee.”

The two-hour finale also highlighted Simon Cowell’s departure from the show as the hit show’s judge known for his cutting remarks is moving to another Fox’s show, “The X Factor,” a version of his popular British talent contest.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Crystal or Lee?

Season 9 Finale…

It’s down to Crystal and Lee…

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Which contestant will be crowned the next  American Idol?

But before that, let’s see what the two offered today at the start of the 2-night season finale…

Round 1:

Lee Dewyze’ The Boxer…

Judges Opinions:

Randy:  A great way to start off this night. This will come down to a duel to the finish. You sounded nice but pick it up.

Ellen: I couldn’t be prouder if I birthed you myself.

Kara: You got to punch harder. It was believable. You were connected to it.

Simon: This is the big one. I would expect a lot more passion and excitement. That was a kiss on the cheek when I want a kiss on the lips.

Crystal Bowersox’ Me and Bobby McGee…

Judges Opinions:

Randy: It started a little slow but at the end it was the Crystal we have grown to love. It was dope.

Ellen: I think you are so compelling on  stage.  Stunning.

Kara: I loved it when you first did it and I loved it tonight. You have fire in your belly tonight.

Simon: This is you back on your best. We have a competition tonight.

Round 2:

Lee Dewyze’ Everybody Hurts…

Judges Opinions:

Randy: That was better. It started off pitchy but you pulled it together. It was a lot better.

Ellen: I felt like you went off a few times but it is about the performance. You got into a couple of times but then you pulled back.

Kara: Your emotionally accessible. It wasn’t a perfect vocal.

Simon: Brilliant choice of song. You went off melody in parts. I want a 10/10 for your last performance.

Crystal Bowersox’ Black Velvet…

Judges Opinions:

Randy: This is what I fell in love with from day 1. That was hot.

Ellen: That was fantastic.

Kara: Tonight is the night to give it your all. You want it, you can tell. That’s what tonight is all about.

Simon: I am almost allergic to that song but you took that song and you absolutely nailed it.

Round 3:

Lee Dewyze’ Beautiful Day…

Judges Opinions:

Randy: Started off interesting but by the middle of the song you got your groove back.

Ellen: You were fully present for that song. I am so proud of you. You did a great job.

Kara: You got swallowed up in that song. You had some good moments and some not so good moments but you deserve to be here tonight.

Simon: You made the most of it. You made a lot more effort. This is what this competition was designed for. You have worked hard and I wish the best to you.

Crystal Bowersox’  Up to the Mountain…

Judges Opinions:

Randy: This is what this show is about. An amazing song by an amazing singer.

Ellen: You are in a league of your own. You have a beautiful voice. You are so so good.

Kara: Tonight you were emotionally vested in the song. You really blossomed with that song. Amazing.

Simon: That was by far the best performance and the song of the night. That was outstanding.


It was obvious that the judges chose Crystal tonight but it’ll be interesting to see how the demographics will vote. 

A few hours from now, we will know the winner…How do you think it will turn out?


Monday, May 24, 2010

The 10 Greatest Hair Makeovers…

You can see this article at

Simply cutting or coloring their hair made these celebrities look drastically, jaw-droppingly different.
Jennifer Aniston, 1992  and 2009   
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    Ginnifer Goodwin, 2002 and 2009

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    Nicole Richie, 2003 and 2009

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    Katie Holmes, 2005 and 2009

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    Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, 2005 and 2007

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    Beyoncé, 2005 and 2009

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    he Jonas Brothers, 2008 and 2009

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    Hillary Clinton, 1997 and 2009

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    Chelsea Clinton, 2004 and 2009

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    Julia Roberts, 1990 and 2009

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    Saturday, May 22, 2010

    Top 10 Most Iconic Dresses of the Past 50 Years…

    Just saw an article today at on the most memorable dresses of the last half-century… and here are the Top 10…

    Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961)


    Marilyn Monroe’s Jean Louis dress (1962)


    Madonna’s wedding dress at the MTV Video Music Awards (1984)


    Jennifer Lopez in Versace at the Grammy Awards (2000)


    Diane von Furstenberg in her iconic wrap dress (advertisement circa 1973)


    Jacqueline Kennedy in Oleg Cassini at the Inaugural Gala (1961)


    Cher in Bob Mackie at the Academy Awards (1986)


    Bianca Jagger in Halston at Studio 54 (1977)

    Edie Sedgwick (1965)


    Gwyneth Paltrow in Ralph Lauren at the Academy Awards (1999)



    Sunday, May 16, 2010

    The Moon Tonight!!!


    This is how the moon looks tonight…so lovely to look at.  They say that’s Venus above… the eclipse of Venus and the moon!!!


    Another nice shot by ImAlbertAlinsob….

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    And a more dramatic shot at….


    From the article I read at, the next time Venus passes between us and the sun will be on June 5, 2012, when it will actually pass directly in front of the sun as seen from Earth, in what is called a transit.

    The last time Venus transited the sun was in 2004, and won't do it again until 2117, so this will be the last chance to see a transit of Venus in your lifetime.


    Tuesday, May 11, 2010

    Charice at Oprah…

    Tuesday, just one day after her 18th birthday, Charice made her fourth appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show  for the US debut of her new, self-titled album and to perform her hit single  "Pyramid" featuring Iyaz , which nabbed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Dance/Club Play chart, overtaking Rihanna's "Rude Boy.".  She also did another performance, singing  "In This Song" with David Foster.

    If you like to see these segments, you can watch Charice performance on


    If you would like to watch both the performance and  Oprah’s interview, here’s another link…at Youtube


    Monday, May 10, 2010

    Cosplay Weapon-Making

    As you all know by now, my son Marc is into cosplaying.  Aside from having costumes made, finding wigs, shoes and other accessories, part and parcel of the total look is the weapon or gadget used by the character being portrayed.

    And fortunately for my son, his classmate John C, who also is a cosplayer, has got the talent in doing such.


    I did have the opportunity once to watch how the weapon of Sasha of Seikon no Qwaser was made (it was the simplest of them all though) and somehow I’ve got the idea now of the whole process.

    John C (who cosplayed as Cloud Strife and Noctis below) already did several weapons to-date…


    And so here now is the step-by-step process of cosplay weapon-making…

    … making marks on the styro sheet (pattern)


    … cutting-out the pattern…


    … end-product after the cutting phase…


    …putting some cut-out papers drenched in starch…

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    and here is the end-result…Sasha’s weapon…


    What I have illustrated here is really a very simple process but I just want to impart whatever knowledge I had gained, no matter how little it is :-)