Just wondering how could Senator McCain did it if he has a prior agreement with Letterman. Whosoever on the same shoes of Letterman would actually get disappointed at the very least, or as Letterman said, he felt like an ugly date.Here’s David Letterman’s riff on Senator John McCain due to the latter’s non-appearance on his show:
Further, as McCain would rather postpone his debate with Obama today, there is doubt when they will be having their first debate in the future. I sure hope the debate will push through soonest as I think it will be going to be very interesting.
Kinuha itong mga litrato ng isang malapit na kaibigan noong nakaraang taon sa lungsod ng Columbia, Timog Karolina, Estados Unidos ng Amerika. Namasyal kami doon at nanguha ng mga litrato. Ang unang litrato ay ang gusaling panglalawigan ng Timog Karolina at ang pangalawang litrato naman ay kinuha sa Daang Gervais. Naisip niyang kunan ng itim at puti na litrato para bigyan ng ibang epekto at siyanga naman, maganda ang kanyang mga kuha.
My dear friend in Columbia, South Carolina, USA, took these last year. We went around the city and took pictures. The first picture is the State House of South Carolina and the second picture was taken along Gervais Street. He thought that he would like to try taking pictures in black and white for a different effect and they came out quiet good.
David Blaine is currently hanging upside down over Wollman Rink of New York City’s Central Park. His stunt is called Dive of Death and will last for 60 hours while hanging upside at 5 storey high.
Doctors of the famous illusionist have advised against the said stunt that could get him blind and/or could cause brain swelling plus other unknown long-term effects. The craziness or rather, the spectacle will conclude on primetime television special which will air on ABC this Wednesday. Read more here.
I wish David Blaine a lot of luck and I do hope his stunt will feed the hungry of the world (duh!)
In the US, it’s the first day of fall 2008 or what is known as autumnal equinox. On this day, both the day and the night have the same length and is a cause for celebration in pagan belief. For me, I find autumn beautiful as the leaves of the trees start to change their colors. It is always quite awesome to see trees with different colors from green to yellow to orange to brown. And always, I cannot help but be reminded and believe that God has awesome powers.
I cannot believe this. Recent research poll shows that Obama could lose his bid for Presidency due to his race especially if the election is close.
Source: Yahoo News
Deep-seated racial misgivings could cost Barack Obama the White House if the election is close, according to an AP-Yahoo News poll that found one-third of white Democrats harbor negative views toward blacks – many calling them “lazy”, “violent” people in their midst.
I have been curious about Obama’s journey from a mere senator to a presidential candidate. While I have not been following the US elections closely, I still favor Obama as the probable next US President due to his promise of change.
A cousin have been telling me proudly that racial discrimination in the US is starting to get eliminated due to massive information as well as the support of legislative laws that encourage race equality. However, reading the news about the abovementioned poll, this somehow contradicts with the nation’s supposedly thrust to minimize racial discrimination and to encourage racial equality. It is as if that only the blacks have the “lazy” or “violent” people in their midst. It is as if the whites or other colors do not have those kinds of people. Sounds like too childish way of thinking, huh!
Would it be better if people judge not their president for their color but to what they can do? Aren’t people more educated, more informed, more aware, more involved to distinguish that there is more to color than meets the eye?
Now, am more curious as to the outcome of the coming US elections.
Incidentally, there are unconfirmed news of one of Obama’s staunchest ally being dead. Oprah Winfrey was supposedly found dead in her home yesterday. However, this seems to be more hoax than truth.
I was reading the Philippine Inquirer today and read that Arnel Pineda and his American band, Journey, are in collaboration for a film documentary with another talented Filipino, award-winning director Ramona Diaz.
The documentary will highlight the group’s journey with its new vocalist, Arnel Pineda, as they travel, rehearse, prepare, perform, and interact with each other and with others.
I have seen the work of Ramona Diaz through her documentary, Imelda, and it was quite interesting and compelling to see. It even showed a side of Imelda that not a lot of people knew even if she was one of the more popular Philippine political figures for several decades now. So, for sure, Ms. Diaz will do a very good job for the Arnel Pineda and Journey documentary.
Personally, I have always liked Journey and their songs since I was in high school (ahem! That reveals my age somehow.) but now, I like the band more because our own Arnel Pineda is their vocalist. He sure deserves all the attention as he is really a very good singer and performer (yeah..yeah..I’m one of those who sat bleary-eyed through their youtube videos). In fact, I have been drooling over their CD for weeks now and just bidding time to buy one. Well, actually, I have been bidding my time because I want to buy the US version of the CD album as it includes a DVD of their performance, which the Philippine CD version does not have.
The said film documentary will be released sometime next year and you know what, there are plans for an Asian tour next year for Journey and am crossing my fingers that Philippines could be one of the likely destination. Woohooo!By the way, the film documentary is tentatively entitled "Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey". And now, I wait anxiously…
Mahilig ang mga Intsik sa kulay ginto dahil ito ay simbolo ng karangyaan. Kaya naman, hindi kataka-takang makita ito maski saan tuwing malapit na ang kanilang Bagong Taon. Kuha itong litrato sa Harbour City, Hongkong.
Translation: The Chinese likes the color of gold because it symbolizes wealth. That is why, it is not surprising to see it everywhere when New Year’s Day is getting near. This picture was taken in Harbour City, Hongkong.
Here' s a quote that I like:
“There is no difference between a wise man and a fool when they fall in love.”
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This colorful cake is our cake for Vicky’s despedida party. Vicky, a friend-officemate, migrated to Canada with her family. So, on her last day at work, we gave her a despedida or going away party. The cake was really good.
For sure, a lot of them thought that the hurricane will not do much damage and they would be able to ride out the huge storm but their thoughts were wrong.
And for those who were not actually affected by the storm, Ike’s aftershock effect can still be felt too. I chatted with my friend in South Columbia just this afternoon and the gas prices surge up to $5 a gallon. Woah!
With people stacking up on fuel for fear of shortage and gasoline infrastructure getting destroyed by the storm, fuel production was affected and subsequently, gas prices shot up. Hopefully, this is just temporary. Meantime, better take out the bikes and start biking to get around to save on gas. My friend’s doing it now.
Oh, I will be posting next time the pictures we did during our first China mainland travel a few years back. It was a dream come true for me to step foot in the Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square, and the Forbidden Kingdom.
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Translation: These pictures were taken inside the San Francisco International Airport, America last year. The effect of so many lights around the place made it look amazingly silver. Of course, I could not resist taking pictures even more so that there were just a handful of people around since it was still dawn when I did the picture-taking.
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One day, an officemate who was looking out of our office glass windows saw teen-agers at the back of our office building. The back of our office building is usually deserted and is really not the place for people to hangout on, so he looked closely. He saw one or two kids smoking and dancing and shouting but looking dazed; one of them was holding a big bottle of what look like to be a brandy. He called some of us his officemates and we confirmed his suspicion that indeed the kid was holding an alcohol bottle and he is sharing it with the others. Somebody immediately called 911 to prevent more alcohol crimes and the police apprehended the teenagers. Later on, we confirmed that the kids were all high school students in the nearby high school who cut their classes to smoke marijuana and they were really drinking brandy.
It was really sad to know that young people can do such things as they are really bad decisions and they can influence their actions and thoughts. Some can get addicted to these things and could commit drug crimes. I remember a college classmate told me that he got addicted to marijuana so much in high school and got caught by his parents. He did not know what was happening to him but he committed a marijuana crime by stealing from his parents . His parents were forced to place him in a rehabilitation place. Thankfully, he got cleaned up and is now a successful businessman.
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Ang Alamo ay isang makasaysayang lugar. Dati itong parte ng Mexico ngunit nakuha ng Estados Unidos. Nang ito ay ng sinubukang bawiin ni Gobernador Sta. Ana ng Mexico, nagkaroon ng madugo at makasaysayang labanan; marami ang namatay sa magkabilang panig.
Nakuha ko itong unang pinitpit na sentimo sa loob mismo ng Alamo. Binigay sa akin ng aking tiyahin para paalala na napunta ako roon.
Ang pangalawang tanso naman isa ring pinitpit na sentimo na bigay sa akin ng isang taong malapit sa akin. Namasyal kami sa Charleston, Timog Carolina. Napakaganda ng araw na iyon at andami naming napasyalan. Maganda at makasaysayan ang Charleston at isa ito sa mga lugar na gustong-gusto ko sa Estados Unidos. Sana, makabalik ako ulit kaagad. Susubukan ko ring mangulekta nitong pinitpit na sentimo sa bawat lugar na mapuntahan ko.
Through the kindness of my relatives I was able to see a lot of places in the United States the first time I got there. One of the places we have visited is the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.
The Alamo is a historical place. It was once a part of Mexico but was taken by the United States. The Battle of Alamo became bloody and historical when Gov. Sta. Ana of Mexico tried to reclaim it, a lot of people died in the battle.
I got this first pressed penny right inside the Alamo. It was given by my aunt as a souvenir.
The second copper is also a pressed penny which was given by somebody close to me. We went sightseeing in Charleston, South Carolina. It was such a beautiful day and we have seen a lot of the place. Charleston is quite beautiful and historical and it is one of the places in the United States that I really like a lot. I hope I can return to it again. I will also try to start collecting pressed pennies from wherever place I can visit.
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