Studies have shown, apparently, that drinking at least 3 cups of coffee a day shrinks women's breast sizes. Well, at least that's what scientists have said on the UK Daily Mail --
"...there was a clear link between drinking coffee and smaller breasts as around half of all women possess a gene that has been shown to link breast size to coffee intake."
I don't know if I want to buy this one, because I drink at least 2 cups a day, and if anything, I think my tatas even grew a little bigger (along with my overall girth). If I start drinking 3 or more cups, will my boobs become flat as a pancake? It's quite unlikely. It will definitely give me bad breath, though. Gross.
And if coffee can shrink breasts, can't it shrink my tummy tubs as well? I don't see that it could. It doesn't make sense at all, and I think it's a waste of research fund money. Pfttt.
Oh, but wait! Maybe guys with man-boobs can try this out to see if they can get rid of them??? Whaddya guys think? Hahaha!
If you find yourself bored tonight and in the mood for something different, I've got a suggestion.
...32nd Street. Hehe.
-- well you get the drift. Lots of synthesizers.
Feel free to bring a marker if you want.
Don't be like Jeb (guy in white).
People here mostly just sit around, listening to the DJ. Hardly anybody dances -- which is a bit weird, really. I hadn't gotten used to it yet.
The next day, I can't resist Lolcatising them photos!
32nd Street, can be found at the Karport building. It's sort of redundant, but that building is on 32nd St, just at the foot of the fly-over going to Buendia. Hope you won't get lost!
Wallet damage? It'll be around Php 200 to Php 400 minimum, depending on how much alcohol and food you want to consume (I know, I know. That wasn't much help. Already a bit tipsy when we arrive, doh). San Mig Light is about Php 45 -- not bad, right?
Will not be there tonight, though -- sister's birthday. Ciao!
This is incredible!
I saw this billboard while cruising through San Miguel Ave recently:
If you grew up in the Philippines, you should know the lady in the photo is Jinky Oda -- a dark-skinned actress/comedienne from the days of "Okey Ka Fairy Ko."
I nearly fell of my car seat when I saw it! How did she get so.... white? Surely, it's not that Glutamax she's endorsing??? If you've seen Tropic Thunder, Jinky kind of reminded me of the Robert Downey Jr character, who had undergone major surgery to make himself black.
It really makes you wonder why being fair-skinned is desperately sought after by Pinoys. Is this really just a Filipino thing, or are other Asians the same?
Is the lightness of your colour really a standard of beauty? I admit, I'm guilty of having used some of these whitening lotions and toners, but I've never taken any pills (glutathione supplements) because I'm too scared of what it will do to my kidneys. I'm not vain enough to risk my health.
But I've stopped doing anything of that sort -- I'm too fond of the beach and if I'll just end up going back to my normal colour, then what's the bloody point of it all? I've accepted what I am au naturelle.
Here's a rather cheesy video of Jinky's supposed transformation. It's amazing to see how one can go from one extreme to another. I suggest you start at time stamp 2:20 minutes because the video is unbelievably long.
Now kids, I'm not sure if you know Risky Business, but it's the only movie that I remotely thought that Tom Cruise was attractive. Please witness Exhibit A:
As unforgettable as that scene was, Guitar Hero World Tour had leveraged it and made some of the US' famous athletes go without trousers:
If you thought that was good, I would rather watch the Heidi Klum version. She really went all out and apparently sustained whiplash and rug burns because of it.
OMG. So hot. I'm turning lesbian, I think. *drool*
Srsly random post today. Gusgus hadn't appeared here since Halloween, so I'll be giving him a tribute of sorts.
He had been slipping and sliding all over the floors recently because his paw fur and claws had grown out, so we decided to bring him to the groomers.
It can't be any farther from the truth. Hehe!
I wouldn't think you'd notice that he had a haircut -- there wasn't much change. But at least he's all smelling nice like berries and his paws are trimmed down properly.
I had a VERY busy weekend, you guys! It's our 4th year anniversary last Saturday, so we went to Corregidor Island for the day cruise (more on that when I've sorted the photos out) and then we went to the Michael Learns to Rock concert in the evening (I hoped you wouldn't get to this bit because it's very embarrassing. hehehe!).
Frustrated Sosyalera believes that there is so much to look forward to this week and these are her top choices:
Featuring the voices of:
Active Vista Film Festival
November 26-December 2
Robinson's Galleria IndieCine
The Active Vista Film Festival is organised by DAKILA through the support of the National Commission on Culture and Arts and the Philippine Independent Filmmakers Cooperative.
Also in line with this event, there is going to be a Strangebrew Marathon in the same venue on November 29 -- so all you die-hard fans of the old television show (and those who regularly listen to the Brewrats show every night on 99.5RT), here's your chance to reminisce all the good times back in the day.
Ticket price for both events is at Php 100.
50 Cent Live in Manila
All you hard-core hiphopper shouldn't miss the event of the week -- 50 Cent Live in Manila at the Big Dome!
(There's probably something cheaper, but you'll have to call the number below.)
For ticket enquiries, please call 891-9999.
Featuring John "OO" Fleming and Digital Blonde (Live set), with DJ Manolet Dario.
Pre-selling tickets are at Php 700, door charge tickets are at Php 800.
For VIP table reservations, please contact 897-2472.
I've written the entry below back in February 2004, while I was still living and working in England. Homesickness and boredom makes you rather melancholic.
I feel like a proper overseas Filipino worker now. I've just sent my first paycheck to Manila. There's a feeling of accomplishment for me, but there's a sad undertone to the whole situation.
Why would any right-minded Pinoy leave his own country? Because they want progress, a better quality of life, to secure their future.. in the end, it all boils down to money. If only Pinoys earn enough money to feed, clothe, shelter and educate the family, do you think they'd even consider going abroad?
Here in England, i've seen a lot of lazy people get government benefits, that's why poverty is probably not much of an issue. Families get allowances for each child, jobseekers' allowances if they're unemployed, free medication for sick people -- why can't Pinoys have these things?
Pinoys are smart and highly-skilled. But they won't stay in the country long enough to champion a lost cause. They're not martyrs, they want to survive. The government addresses the concern for the 'brain drain,' but in true Pinoy fashion, they forget all about it before the next foreign act concert or when a new sexy-and-willing-to-go-nude actress pops up.
Why would anybody want to leave a vibrant and cheerful place like Manila? Why would anybody prefer to be trapped in ice and snow instead of the white, sandy beaches of Boracay? Why would anybody want to leave the people he or she grew up with, loved and had been happy with?
All because they want a better life. But living abroad is not all that. Sure, you get the financial security you've been striving for, but living alone in a strange place will remind you of all the things you're missing back home. At the end of the day, working abroad won't help you live a better life, it will just give you a different one.
The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, but once you move there, you'll realize that they were both the same kind of bermuda all along.
I can't cook.
No really, I can't.
My best recipe is tuna pasta (boiled pasta with onions then mixed with tinned tuna & sweet corn). It's nice, but not exactly impressive. The only cooking involved there is boiling the pasta.
So imagine my panic when the boyfriend told his friends that I'm cooking for them when they come over.
I was planning on cooking for just the two of us because I'm experimenting with a recipe my sister gave me and have never attempted to do it before, so suddenly doing it for 6 people is rather daunting.
Why am I so terrified?
I chopped enough garlic to kill all the vampires in the universe and mixed in enough cheese and butter to fatten up Angelina Jolie in the sauce, poured and tossed the linguini then voila!
Ok, I'm not much for presentation, but this is my first attempt, people. Be kind, yeah? The boyfriend said it was good, so did our friends so I really feel like I've accomplished something. Whew! I was so relieved.
During the recently concluded MTV European Music Awards, Katy Perry wore this dress --
Think that the bust part looks like eyes?
And the royal blueness of the whole thing, it makes you think of...
Here's more of Katy Perry's eccentric dress taste --
Ohoho! This is Part 2 of the oh-so-shallow post regarding my banana peel problem last week.
I wasn't really bothered about what I'll do with it, it was just a matter of WHEN I will do something. I think I'm still rebelling inside, but the look of that thing outside the window is getting a tad nasty.
Nobody would even THINK of walking round that place!
(Yes, I know the side of our building looks gross -- thank goodness you can't see it from the road.)
To get rid of it, I will need a very looooong brush.
Bah! I'll just worry about it next year. Pfttt.
As Lindsay Lohan was on her way to the VIP room at Champs-Elyses in Paris with Samantha Ronson last Friday, a rabid PETA supporter emptied an entire bag of flour on La LiLo's teen star head and shouted "Lindsay Lohan, fur-hag!" to her face.
This was because LiLo was seen earlier in the week, wearing multiple fur-coats, and angering many PETA activists.
Pissed off girlfriend Samantha Ronson retaliated by posting a statement on her MySpace account saying:
"There is a fine line that distinguishes the difference between exercising our freedom of expression and offending others, for example the debate regarding freedom of speech vs. hate speech.... i feel that this principle should apply to protestors also. It's a pity that some groups feel the need to assault people as opposed to fighting with words."
Read her full statement here.
When it comes to the subject of wearing fur, I would much rather go faux than know that my coat used to be running around the woods and looking for nuts.
However, I think throwing things at other people just to get your point across is rather uncivilised -- even barbaric. Maybe Lindsay Lohan getting flour in the face is justice to some (for many, many other reasons possibly), but it just goes to show how cuckoo some activists are.
Just think about it. That PETA lady was lurking around on the sidewalk with a bag of flour at 1 o'clock in the bloody morning! At winter time!!! Doesn't she have anything better to do?!?
FILMS OPENING THIS WEEK
One True Love (Marian Rivera, Dingdong Dantes & Iza Calzado)
Burn After Reading (Brad Pitt, George Clooney)
Fashion & Lifestyle Expo
SM Mall of Asia
Fashion & Lifestyle Expo features only the bests in products and services¿from food & beverages to natural body care & cosmetics, from apparel & accessories to beauty salons, from resorts, spas & physical fitness to home living & furniture, hotel & travel, publishing, corporate give-ways, souvenir & gift items, food and caterers, and even finance & other ventures.
on November 22, 2008 at the Araneta Coliseum!
The Danish trio Michael Learns to Rock made up by Jascha Richter, Kåre Wanscher and Mikkel Lentz will be performing at the Big Dome this Saturday at 8pm.
Don't know them? Are you sure? They are the forces behind hits like "25 Minutes," "Out of the Blue," "Paint My Love," "Sleeping Child" and many others.
Ticket prices are between Php 270 to Php 3,098.
If you have money to splurge on exclusive backstage VIP passes, they will set you back at Php 101,103 (whoa).
For enquiries, log on to www.ticketnet.com.ph
I saw a tape measure this afternoon and out of sheer curiosity, I took my waist measurement. I’ve gained 3inches in the last 4 months (so that’s why I felt that my tummy’s protruding more than usual). Hehehe… guess I need to take gym sessions more seriously than I thought.
I never needed to work out back in manila. All you need to do is commute to and from wherever your job/school is, and it’ll do wonders for your figure. The farther your house, the better the results.
The Commute Diet is quite simple:
1. Get up from bed at the last minute
2. Shower, put your clothes on, then straight out the door. No breakfast.
3. If applicable, walk to your jeepney, fx, bus or tricycle stop.
4. Make sure you get caught up in the rush hour, wherein you’ll be forced to walk to be able to ride the preferred vehicle that will take you to your destination.
5. Take as many vehicle changes as you can (non-airconditioned vehicles are recommended – will help you sweat more).
6. After work/school, repeat steps 3-5 on the way home.
See? Simple. 2 workouts a day, 5-6 days a week. Lunch and dinner servings should be taken regularly but at a minimum. Don’t forget to bring a hanky everytime you go out to reduce risk of lung cancer. Use a powerful deodorant. Choose clothes that will not display baskil (that's basa-kilikili to you).
This is proven to be more effective than the Atkins diet. Weight loss is guaranteed within 1-2 months.
* This is an entry I've written back in March 2004 while I was still living in England and had been eating boxes of chocolate-oozing profiteroles from Tesco. Oh, how I miss Cornish Vanilla Ice Cream. *sigh*
Also, what I said above about how I didn't need to work out when I'm in Manila -- it's not true anymore. The bf has a car and there is no longer a need for me to walk as much as I did. Therefore, gain weight, I did. Pfttt.
It was a beautiful morning.
I got out of bed, stretched and looked out the window when I saw this:
A few days later, and it’s still there.
I'm just thinking about whether I want to push it off the ledge like the nasty git upstairs, or take it into the flat and throw it in the bin. I'm believe the first option is easier. Hmmm...
I just wish I knew who to nag about it upstairs! Hmpffff!!!