Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars, look at that body of lucky mercado (omg)... and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful. Everything is simply happy. Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance. Look at the flowers - for no reason. It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are. Look at that body- for a no reason.
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I cannot understand why our election laws overly-stress the principle of the “secret ballot.” When we go to the precinct to cast our votes, we are directed fill up the ballots inside booths or cubicles walled all around with wooden or cardboard separators so the person beside us cannot see who we voted for. We are even encouraged to keep quiet about who our choice candidates were.
Why should we keep our choice secret? If we believe in the integrity and competence of our chosen candidates, should we not in fact be trumpeting their names to the world, so other voters will appreciate them as much as we do, and maybe get convinced to vote for them too? It seems to me the only one with a need to keep his vote secret is the one who sold his right to vote for the biblical “mess of pottage.”
This early, yours truly has already made up his mind about certain national candidates he is going to vote for. I picked Noynoy Aquino as my choice for President because he is the one with the most reason to stay honest, and the least motivated to be corrupt. I hold these two criteria as the most vital traits of a Chief Executive during this particular election because they are the ones Filipinos need to regain self-respect.
I chose Mar Roxas for vice president because he was both selfless enough and was possessed with enough common sense to step back from his presidential ambitions and to wait for a more opportune time. An overly-ambitious and impatient candidate is the one the voter must not vote for. He is the most dangerous of the lot.
In the Senate race, I have already picked two newcomers from the Liberal Party; Lawyer Alex Lacson and Yasmin Busran Lao because they did not volunteer to run, and they were handpicked not because they guarantee votes for the Party leadership, but because their track record as persons who place others above self speak volumes about them. I will tell you about other choices as soon as I am already sure about them.
The history of Philippine elections teach us that the best candidate and the best leader is not the one who spent the most in order to get himself or herself elected. The two most-loved and most-respected Presidents in our history are Presidents Ramon Magsaysay and Corazon Aquino, and both of them were absolutely scrupulous about and made sure they did not over-spend during the campaign, and more so when disbursing public funds. We have that celebrated story about Cory Aquino not even allowing her grandchildren to eat candy served at Malacañang unless they paid for them.
At this low point in our nation’s history when Filipinos have a low regard of themselves – and our image abroad is not much better – a return to an honest and clean leadership is what we need to pick ourselves up from the dumps and to bring back self-respect. This kind we will get only if we pick them out from among the ones running for office, and trumpet them as the best choices. Keeping our choices secret and known only to ourselves will not get them into office.
BAGONG ISTORYA: Salu salo para sa ating kinabukasan
Cocktail Fundraising Event for Atty. Alex Lacson’s Senatorial Campaign
March 5, 7pm, Gateway Suites, 4/F Gateway Mall, Araneta Center, Cubao
You are invited to attend “BAGONG ISTORYA: Salu salo para sa ating kinabukasan” on March 5, 7 pm at Gateway Suites, Gateway Mall, Araneta Center, Cubao. This is a fundraising cocktail event organized by the volunteers of the Alex Lacson for Senator Movement.
Each ticket is P2,500. Your contribution can help write a new story for our country – ang BAGONG ISTORYA para sa ating bansa!
On March 5, Atty. Alex Lacson will thank you for your support. Artist Joniver Robles will be playing his signature blues. There will also be a silent auction of paintings by Mans Gonzales, and many more. To view the complete list of artwork to be auctioned, click here.
You can buy BAGONG ISTORYA t-shirts, as well as Alex Lacson’s bestselling book, “12 Little Things Every Filipino Can Do To Help Our Country.”
For tickets deliveries and collection of payments, contact:
Makati – Mr. Alex Uy (0939 5777 762)
Ortigas – Atty. Sahlee Alejo (0920 9023 982)
Quezon City – Atty. Ingrid Gorre (0920 9281 317)
Let’s see each other on March 5!
ATTY. ALEX “PINOY” LACSON
Author of the Best-Selling Book, “12 Little Things Every Filipino Can Do To Help Our Country” and the famous poem “I Am Filipino”
Leadership Course, Haggai Leadership Institute, Singapore, where he delivered the valedictory address for all the graduates from 53 countries, 2007 Program of Instruction for Lawyers, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass., U.S.A., 2002
Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines (U.P.) Diliman, Quezon City, 1996 (working student)
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City, 1991 (working student)
Philippine Military Academy, 1983-1986
Good Citizen/Good Filipino Award from the People Power Commission, February 25, 2009 Best Filipino (in Linguistics) Award from MI International School, March 2009
Young Filipino Achievers Award from Global Pinoy, 2006
Galing Pilipino Award from Galing Pilipino Movement, 2005
Partner, Malcolm Law Office, 2002-present Principal, Alay Pinoy Publishing House, 2005-present
Lecturer, Mandatory Continuing Legal Education for Lawyers, LegalAdvantage and CD Asia Technology
Lecturer, PNP Values Formation Program
Lecturer, Institute for Solidarity in Asia (ISA)
Speaker, DIWA Foundation (Enhancement Program for Teachers)
Retreat Speaker to priests, lay ministers and faith communities under the Dilaab Foundation; Speaker, Parish Renewal Experience; Speaker, Haggai Leadership Training
Member of the Board of Trustees of World Vision (Philippines) and Alay Buhay Foundation, both working for poor and marginalized children, families and communities nationwide, and Dilaab Foundation, which promotes Heroic Christian Citizenship among our people
Counsel, United Nations Development Program, 1997-2004
Columnist, Business World newspaper, 1996-2003
Legal Counsel, People’s Task Force for Bases Clean-Up, representing victims of the toxic waste left in Subic Naval and Clark Air Bases
Court Attorney, Office of Justice Teodoro Padilla, Supreme Court of the Philippines, 1996
Chief of Staff, Office of Rep. Manuel Sanchez, House of Representatives, 1992-1995
Writer/Researcher, Davide Fact-Finding Commission on the 1989 Coup D’Etat, 1990
Trustee, World Vision (Philippines), 2007 – present Trustee, Dilaab Foundation, 2007 – present
Trustee, Alay Buhay Foundation, 2007 – present
Member, Philippine Haggai
Member, Couples For Christ, Greenmeadows Chapter
Member, Rotary Club of the Philippines, Pasig Chapter
Member and former Lord Chancellor, Alpha Phi Beta, U.P. College of Law
Married to Atty. Pia Pena, blessed with 4 children Born in Kabankalan, Negros Occidental, to Jose and Fe Lacson; one of 7 siblings; his father finished high school only while his mother was a public school teacher (Grade 2) all her life
Sponsor, together with his wife, of 38 scholars in Negros Occidental
Bartolome Alberto Mott or TOM has a face and the body of a model but only a few people knew his struggles while growing up in a foreign country. According to an online profile, he were often called ‘Hilaw na Kano’ or ‘Bangaw Bangaw’which is a term of a filthy kid.
Well, as they say, time flies and with his current charms, jaw dropping good looks and sizzling physique… i bet the last thing they will ever call him is ‘WHAT A HUNK!!!’
I have a new bestfriend, meet MOKO. It’s a website where amateur and professional models and artists could join and post their stuff. Unfortunately it’s in Chinese, although its pretty simple with lots of photos, you might need some skill (or luck) to navigate around the site.
Anyway I found this hunkalicious man through it this morning and I feel like sharing with you guy. The sad part is apart from his name, the website didn’t give much info, so I should just leave the rest to your imaginations.
Welcome to the year of the Tiger! For nearly 20 years I've given yearly forecasts based on the ancient Tao system of the Five Elements energetic phases, which predicts the global trends that affect each of us on a personal level.
How do you benefit from this forecast? By taking note of the predictions for health, relationships, and finances, you will be able to minimize the negative tendencies and make the most of the positives!
Year of the Tiger: Big Changes AheadIn Chinese astrology the tiger is one of the most dynamic and powerful signs. Its nature is unpredictable, courageous, and explosive. Therefore, the year of the Tiger is usually associated with big changes and social disorder; 2010 is likely to be a turbulent year—on both a global and a personal level. However, those who gain an understanding of it through this article and their own spiritual awareness can cultivate the flexibility to adapt to changes and keep a steady hand on the keel through these rough waters. When you meet the challenges head on and get proactive about your health, you will be all the stronger for it by year's end.
Prediction for your health
In the Chinese calendar 2010 is represented by the elements metal and wood. The elemental interaction is symbolized by an ax (metal) cutting down a tree (wood).
The metal element corresponds to the lungs, colon, skin and the immune system. This means that this year, you may be much more prone to developing sinus allergies, infections, asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, colitis, irritable bowl syndrome, diarrhea, constipation, rashes, compromised immunity or autoimmune inflammatory conditions such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and eczema.
The wood element correlates to the liver, gall bladder, and the nervous system, which means this year may be marked with increased stress and tension, depression, anxiety, gallstones, hepatitis, and cirrhosis.
Now that you know the future possibilities for this year, you can make some changes to sidestep potential issues affecting your immune, respiratory, digestive, and nervous system conditions.
1. Eat right for 2010
The foundation of Chinese medicine is that you can avoid illness by eating foods that possess healing properties.
For this year, I would suggest increasing your intake of the following foods: daikon radishes, turnips, beets, Asian pears, persimmons, papayas, pineapples, cherries, grapes, blueberries, almonds, pine nuts, and flax seeds.
Keep your liver healthy by eating lots of green leafy vegetables, especially collard greens, Swiss chard, kale, dandelion greens, and mustard greens. Also: barley grass, seaweed—anything high in chlorophyll. Artichokes are a powerful liver protector, due to their silymarin content.
Also, eat herbs and spices that cleanse and perk up your immune system: dill, oregano, cilantro, rosemary, sage, peppermint, turmeric, basil, coriander, fennel, anise, cardamom, ginger, and parsley.
Avoid: dairy, alcohol, caffeine, sugar, wheat, deep fried and fatty foods, processed and refined foods, excessive red meat, tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, and potatoes.
2. Exercise tips for Year of the Tiger
Overall, consistent and regular exercise will help you to strengthen your respiratory and cardiovascular systems.
I especially recommend learning and practicing mind-body exercises like tai chi or qigong, an all-in-one workout. These gentle, but powerful exercises engage deep breathing to strengthen your lungs with the added benefit of lowering your stress hormones—effectively reducing stress and tension. To learn tai chi and qigong, you can work with a teacher or use instructional DVDs.
Take walks and get out in nature to refresh your lungs.
Practice stretching, yoga, or tai chi: being physically flexible can promote the same trait in your personality.
3. Protect with herbal and nutritional supplements
Being proactive with your health also includes using herbal and nutritional supplements appropriately to support your health. Herbs and nutrients have been a part of my family's diet and used effectively for prevention for many years.
For this year, I plan on taking herbal formulas that contain Chinese herbs supportive to the health of my organ functions, such as astragalus, magnolia, chrysanthemum, Chinese peony, and others. I will take perpetual shield to boost my immune system, internal cleanse that will assist my liver in detoxification, and exquisite skin to keep my colon clean, thereby keeping my skin clear.
Round out your nutritional program by maintaining a regular intake of fish oil, probiotics, and digestive enzymes. You may even try my family's own whole food liquid multi-vitamin supplement, which will nourish and strengthen your organ systems.
4. Cleanse your bodyUndertake cleansing and detoxification programs at the start and throughout the year to support your liver and peak body functions. You can find a whole detoxification regime in one of my earlier Yahoo blogs, the 5-Step Detox to Revitalize You.
5. Develop patienceFinally, cultivate patience, kindness, and peace so that your interactions with others can promote harmony and love. Some ways to do this are to make daily lists of all the things in your life that you are grateful for, volunteer your help to others in need, and practice stress-release techniques that bring you peace.
In summary, the Year of the Tiger will bring about more change, even turmoil in the world and in your life. However by using this as an opportunity to shape your life, like sculpting a beautiful and useful object out of raw wood or molding from metal you can ride the tiger triumphantly towards your goals so that you can manifest balance, wellness and fulfillment in 2010.
May you live long, live strong, and live happy!
This blog is meant to educate, but it should not be used as a substitute for personal medical advice. The reader should consult his or her physician or clinician for specific information concerning specific medical conditions. While all reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that all information presented is accurate, as research and development in the medical field is ongoing, it is possible that new findings may supersede some data presented.
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He is the Davaoeño who wants to make his parents proud through his love for singing.
Name: Steven Silva
Nickname: “The Boy”
Birthday: November 27, 1986
Birth Place: Oceanside, California
Showbiz Anniversary: November 29, 2009
Steven’s Got Talent:
Singing is something he has always loved doing, and is something he wishes to continue improving.
Full Name: Steven Joseph Silva
Steven’s Hit List
1. He likes staying updated with sports, hence he has his TV on Sportscenter all the time.
2. His favorite movie is The Sandlot.
3. Tom Cruise is his favorite actor, and Brian Mcknight is his favorite singer.
4. He finds Walter Dean Myers a very good author, saying all his books are deep and good reads.
5. He loves gnocchi, because it’s simple to cook and it is very filling.
6. Steven’s a complicated guy: he likes soccer, riding motorcycles, cooking and making paper airplanes!
7. He believes in the quote, “remember that friends will come and go, but family is constant.”
Designer Jay Nicolas Sario gives his take on "Project Runway" Season 7 Episode 4. In this episode, the designers' challenge was to create a signature dress for the Campbell's AdDRESS Your Heart program. Episode air date: 02/04/10.