26 February 2010

I ♥ HK

It's nice to be back in HK for the third time. Nothing much on the first day... but let me show you the things I love here:

love the huge and spacious airport

with cozy waiting areas

love the clean toilets that the keepers... well clean and reflush as soon as the last person who used it comes out. It's clean I swear!

but there's no smoking...otherwise $5000 fine or about 28,000 pesos. Darn it!

love the roads and the roundabouts... reminds me of the UK

love the bridges

and tunnels.

love the mass transportation,

no crowding inside a double decker bus,

love the food... that's what we had for lunch!

yes, please! I'll have some of those!

but look what I've found, the UK mag Photography Monthly (March issue--out now!)

which featured a photo of 2 people I know! :) taken by that guy on the right, Froi.

this is really cool! Happy Year of the Tiger! That's made out of flowers. If you came close, you'll smell it... quite good.

Back in the airport for next destination. waiting.............

25 February 2010

I smell corruption all over NAIA..

I just realized, of all the airports I've been to (in London, Bangkok, Singapore, Dubai, HK, Birmingham) the Philippines' international airport is the only one amongst the ones mentioned that charges Terminal Fee. It costs 750 pesos or about $18 and I wonder, what do they use the money for, airport maintenance? I doubt it... the trolleys hardly even move, the toilets are not that clean. It's such a wonder that the airports that are so big and well maintained do not even charge a terminal fee for passengers who use it everyday. Imagine, if 10,000 people pay this fee in each terminal each day, times 750, that's 7.5 million pesos and remember, we have 3 NAIA terminals. Oh well, just saying. My only consolation is that I'm not the only one who pays anyway... Wouldn't you feel better about paying if the airport looked a bit more like these:

Hongkong terminal 1

21 February 2010

"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return."

wala lang... watching Moulin Rouge on this lazy Sunday!


It's that time to once again be proud of a fellow Filipino. J.R. Celski, speed skater, 19 years old , represents the US, has a Filipino mother and Polish father. Eventhough, he's just been disqualified from the 1000m short track speed skating race semifinals in the 2010 Winter Olympics, he did win a bronze medal for the 1500m race. He is a very proud Filipino, who recently showed off a huge 3 stars and a sun tattoo on his chest.

Speedskating experts have labeled J.R. Celski the next Apolo Anton Ohno.
More bout Celski: click here.

19 February 2010

I see orange everywhere!

So, if i told him "Fine I'll vote for you!", Would he get out of my space?

11 February 2010

Music for charity...

Some of the UK's biggest musicians rerecorded R.E.M's Everybody Hurts to raise funds for Haiti victims.

The same thing was done by US artists with the song We are the World.

No official video released yet. The original We are the World was a USA for Africa project and it was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and co-produced by Quincy Jones.

It followed Band Aid's Do They Know it's Christmas?, a UK project in 1984 to raise money for relief of 1984–1985 famine in Ethiopia.

This too was remade in 2004, with all money raised going toward famine relief in the Darfur region of Sudan.

love all these kinds of songs but the best for me was "Voices that Care" released in 1991 written by David Foster, Linda Thompson and Peter Cetera, intended to help boost the morale of U.S. troops involved in Operation Desert Storm, as well as supporting the International Red Cross organization.

Jose Rizal on Facebook

This might be too old but I find this amusing...It made my day! What if there were already internet and Facebook during the time of Dr. Jose Rizal and other heroes? click photos to enlarge...
Disclaimer: I just find this really funny but I have high respects for our National Heroes :)

08 February 2010

Poor QC...

She's running for a position in her hometown in the 2010 elections but would you vote for someone who does not know what's going on in her country?

04 February 2010

Best Popcorn...

When I went to see Avatar, I also discovered the best popcorn I've ever tasted. I always though that nothing could ever beat Tater's Buttered Popcorn, it is really buttered, not just cooked in butter. They pour melted butter on the popcorn upon serving. Okay I've mentioned the word butter too many times. This popcorn I discovered is Chef Tony's Belgian Butter Popcorn. It's yummy!

Chef Tony's popcorn flavors: Original, White Chocolate Walnut, Roasted Almond Mochachino, Caramel, Belgian Butter, White Cheddar, Pesto
They have branches in SM Megamall and MOA.


I am now officially an avatard. I love the movie that I don't mind watching it a few more times. This post may be well over 1 month too late since I think most people have seen the movie but I still want to write about it. I just saw it on IMAX theater a few days ago and I was amazed. The story I think is just the icing on the cake. The visual effects, it being a full length 3D film, is what's really worth seeing. Watching it on IMAX is the only way to go if you want to be amazed!