ABDC 7: LMFAO Challenge Review

8:21 PM
The four remaining crews dance to the music of party-rockers LMFAO. They started with a group number to the song "Live Your Life" by Far East Movement ft. LMFAO and Justin Bieber. The group dance is not my favorite group dance cause it looked just like every group dance they did this season. They highlighted the kid crews and made the older guys look like back-ups. I like the part where some members of Elektrolytes were highlighted. I wished they used the robot heads to create more images or use it for the ending with each crews holding their banner. Anyhow, here's my ranking of the crews based on their performance this week.

abdc america's best dance crew lmfao challenge season 7 elektrolytes
1. Elektrolytes (Safe)
Music: "Champagne Showers"
Challenge: Make a giant shuffle-bot
I used to like this crew because of their high energy and creative choreography and stunts. This performance made me love this crew. I'm already a big fan of theirs and it shows that they can win the hearts of people with their hard work and consistency. This crew is very clean and they highlight stunts and gimmicks which will make your jaw drop. The intro reminds me of Poreotix and Jabba until a guy slides in with his head. Then, they had popping and locking choreography. They had lots of highlights like the stunt where a guy is thrown down and the bottle-opener illusion. They had robotic choreography and ended with the giant robot. It was a memorable routine and I hope they'll make it to the finale with Mos Wanted crew. nuff said.

abdc america's best dance crew lmfao challenge season 7 mos wanted crew
2. Mos Wanted Crew (Safe)
Music: "Sexy and I Know It"
Challenge: Create a catwalk with wiggle inspired movements and take their trousers off.
I love Mos Wanted but every week they didn't have the most outstanding routine. This week, they deserve to be saved because what they showed is a very entertaining routine yet still remaining their swag and skill as dancers. However, there is no explosive moment where i am deeply amazed unlike Elektrolytes. I love their charisma and entertainment value but they really have to step up next week to make it to the finals.

abdc america's best dance crew lmfao challenge season 7 RNG rated next generation
3. RNG  (Eliminated)
Music: "Sorry for Party Rocking"
Challenge: Recreate the dance breakdown from the music video
It's sad to see this crew leave in this point of the competition. I like the routine coz they still remained their swag as RNG. They mixed different intricate dance styles like tutting and isos in a fast pace yet still maintaining a clean performance. They did the dance breakdown like they own it. I also like the choreography that reminded me of Fanny Pak and the ending where a girl did a frog leap landing to a split. For me they should be the one saved by the judges.

abdc america's best dance crew lmfao challenge season 7 8 flavahz
4. 8 Flavahz  (Bottom 2 - Saved)
Music: "Party Rock Anthem"
Challenge: Recreate the explosive event in the music video
I love this crew and i'm happy they are saved. But honestly, this routine is disappointing cause it lacked originality. It's like telling a joke and old joke that is not funny anymore. This crew constantly surprised me the past weeks and i just wished they pushed themselves further and come up with an awesome routine without losing their flavor. Next week they will be battling with two big crews so they better step up triple times. With that being said, i still give them props for pulling off those stunts. I still love these girls!

Next week, the crews will make a routine that will be little longer than the usual. They will all dance to the same music of David Guetta but each of them should make their best to stand out to make it to the finale. On the past seasons, this week featured three to four songs dancing to a dance craze, genre, or style.

Tangina This: Minsan may Isang Puta

3:05 PM
Tangina This is a series of posts, rather reposts, gathered all over the net to share sentiments, rants, protests and more importantly, the messed up reality of life. This is written by Mike Portes.
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Minsan may Isang Puta

Tingin ng mga bobong kapitbahay ko, puta daw ako. Nagpapagamit, binabayaran. Sabi nila, ako daw ang pinakamaganda at pinakasikat sa aming lugar noon. Di ko nga alam kung sumpa ito, dahil dito naletse ang kinabukasan ko.

Tara, makinig ka muna sa kwento ko, yosi muna tayo.

Alam mo, maraming lumapit sa akin. Nagkagusto at naakit. Ang hirap pag lahat sa iyo, virgin eh. Tinanggap ko naman silang tao, bakit kaya nila ako ginago? Hindi ko maintindihan ang mga nangyari sa akin. Bukas palad ko naman silang pinakitunguhan, ni hindi ko nga itinuring na iba. Iniisip ko na nga lang na kasi di sila taga rito kaya siguro talagang ganoon.

Tatlong malilibog na foreigners ang nagpyesta sa katawan ko. Sabi nila na-rape daw ako.

Sa tatlong beses akong nagahasa, ang pinakahuli ang di ko makakalimutan.

Parang maski di ko ginusto ang mga nangyari, hinahanap-hanap ko siya. Kasi, ibang-iba ang hagod niya. Umiikot ang mundo ko sa tuwing ginagamit niya ako. May mga pagkakaton na nasusuka na ko sa mga nangyayari sa aming dalawa. Parang ‘pag humahalinghing siya, nararamdaman ko na nalalason ako.. Gusto ko mang umayaw, hindi ko makuhang humindi. Hindi ko din alam kung bakit. Ibang klase din kasi siya mag-sorry eh, lalo pa at inalagaan niya ako at ang mga naging anak ko.

Alam mo, parating ang dami naming regalo – may chocolates, yosi at ano ka! May datung pa! Nakakabaliw siya! Alam kong ginagamit niya lang ako pero pagamit naman ako nang pagamit. Sa kanya namin natutunan mag-inggles, di lang magsulat ha! Magbasa pa!

Nung kinasama ko siya, guminhawa buhay namin. Sosyal na sosyal kami! Ewan ko nga ba, akala ko napapamahal na ako sa kanya. Akala ko tuloy-tuloy na kaligayahan namin, yun pala unti-unti niya akong pinapatay.

Punyetang buhay! Sa dami ng lason na sinaksak niya sa katawan ko, muntik na akong malaspag. Ang daming nagsabi na ang tanga tanga ko. Palayasin ko na daw. Taon ang binilang bago ako natauhang makining sa payo. Iniisip ko kasi na parang di ko kakayanin na mawala siya sa akin… Sa amin! .

Sa tulong ng ilan sa mga anak ko, napalayas ko ang demonyo pero ang hirap magsimula. Hindi nga ako sigurado kung nabunutan ako ng tinik o nadagdagan pa. Masyado na kasi kaming nasanay sa sarap ng buhay na naranasan namin sa kanya, kaya eto nabaon kami sa utang. Lubog na lubog kami sa pagkakautang, kulang yata pati kaluluwa namin para ibayad sa mga inutang namin.

Nakakahiya man aminin pero hanggang ngayon, sa tuwing mabigat ang problema ko, siya ang tinatakbuhan ko. ‘Yun nga lang, kapit sa patalim sabi nga nila. Para akong isang aso na nangagat ng amo, na bumabahag ang buntot at umaamo kapag nangangailangan.

Usap-usapan ako ng mga kapitbahay ko. May nanghihinayang, namumuhi at naaawa. Puta na kasi ang isang magandang katulad ko. Ang dating hinahangaan at humahalina ay nabibili sa murang halaga. Alam mo maski ganun ang mga nangyari sa akin, nilakasan ko pa rin ang loob ko. Kailangan makita ng mga anak ko, na masasandalan nila ako maski ano pang mangyari.

Maski ano pa ang sabihin ng iba, sinisikap namin na maging maganda ang buhay namin. Nag-aambisyon kami at nangangarap. Ayun, may mga anak ako na nasa Japan, Hong Kong, Saudi. Yung iba nag-US, Canada, Europe. ‘Yung iba ayaw umalis sa akin. Halos lahat, wala naman silbi. Masaya daw sa piling ko, maski amoy pusali ako.

Sa dami ng mga anak ko na nagsisikap na tulungan ang kalagayan namin, siya din ang dami ng mga anak ko na nanamantala sa kabuhayan at kayaman na itinatabi ko para sa punyetang kinabukasan naming lahat. Eto na nga ang panahon na halos di na kami makaahon sa hirap ng buhay. Napakahirap dahil nasanay na kami sa ginhawa at sarap.

Alam mo, gusto ko na sanang tumigil sa pagpuputa kaso ang laki talaga ng letseng utang ko eh. Palaki pa ng palaki! Paano na lang ang mga anak kong naiwan sa aking puder? At paano na lang ang mga anak kong nasa abroad? Baka di na nila ako balikan o bisitahin man lang? Hindi na importante kung laspagin man ang ganda ko, madama lang ng mga anak ko ang pagmamahal ko. Malaman nila na ibibigay ko ang lahat para sa kanila.

Sa tuwing titingin ako sa salamin, alam ko maganda pa rin ako. Meron pa din ang bilib sa akin. Napapag-usapan pa din. Sa tuwing nakikita ko ang mukha ko sa salamin, nakikita ko ang mga anak ko. Tutulo na lang ang mga luha ko ng di ko namamalayan. Ang gagaling nga ng mga anak ko eh, namamayagpag kahit saan sila pumunta. Mahusay sa kahit anong gawain. Tama man o mali.

Sa dami ng mga anak ko, iilan lang ang may malasakit sa akin. May malasakit man, nahihilaw pa.

Mabigat dalahin para sa akin, ang katotohanan na ni minsan ay di kami naging isang pamilya. Halos lahat ng mga anak ko, galit sa isa’t isa. IIlan ang gusto magtulungan, naghihilahan pa. Madalas kong itinatanong sa sarili ko kung naging masama ba akong nanay para magturingan ng ganito ang mga anak ko?

Kanino bang similya ng demonyo nanggaling ang mga anak kong maituturing mong may mga pinag-aralan pero nakakadama ng saya at sarap sa paghihirap ng kapatid nila? Di ko lubos maisip kung saan impiyerno nanggaling ang kasikiman ng ilan sa mga anak kong ito. Sila pa naman ang inaasahan kong magbabangon sa amin. Nakakabaliw isipin na natitiis nila ang kalagayan ng kanilang mga kapatid na halos mamatay sa hirap ng buhay. Parang di sila magkakapatid sa tindi ng pagkaganid at walang pagmamalasakit.

Ang di ko akalain ay mismong mga anak ko, ang tuluyang sisira sa akin. Kinapital ang laspag na ganda ko. Masaya sila sa mga nabibili nila mula sa pinagputahan ko. Buong angas nilang pinagyayabang ang mga pansamantalang yaman at ang kanilang hilaw na pagkatao sa mga makakakita at makikinig. Talaga bang nakakalula ang materyal na kayamanan at mga titulong ikinakabit sa pangalan? Hindi ko maintindihan.

Minsan sa pagtingin ko sa salamin, ni hindi ko na nga kilala sarili ko.

Dadating na naman ang pasko, sana maalala naman ako ng mga anak ko. Ilang linggo pa, magbabagong taon na. Natatakot ako sa taong darating. Ngayon pa lang usap-usapan na ang susunod na pangbubugaw sa akin. Gagamitin pa nila ang kahinaan ng mga kapatid nilang alipin sa kalam ng tiyan. Sa tagal ng panahong ganito ang sitwasyon namin parang eto lang ang sulok na gagalawan ko. Sana may magtanggol naman sa akin. Ipaglaban naman nila ako. Gusto kong isigaw: “Ina ninyo ako! Pagmamahal nyo lang ang kailangan ko!”

Sensya na, ang haba na ng drama ko. Masisira na ang make up ko nito eh. Salamat ha, pinakinggan mo ako. Malaking bagay sa akin na nakausap kita. Ang tagal nating nag-usap, di man lang ako nagpapakilala.

Ay sorry, di ko nasabi pangalan ko.

Pilipinas nga pala.

~end.

Photo: From the movie “Ganap na Babae”

America's Next Top Model is Sophie Sumner (Cycle 18)

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America's Next Top Model is Sophie Sumner ANTM Cycle 18 British Invasion winnerIndeed, it was a British Invasion for the Cycle 18 of America's Next Model when Sophie was crowned as the winner. Sophie Sumner from Oxford, England is the 1st runner of British Next Top Model Cycle 5.

She is known for her bubbly and positive attitude and tagged by Tyra as "Illluminata" for her ability to light up a room with her personality. Sophie won best photo twice and booked 4 out of 4 designers in their go-see challenge in Macau. Her ability to switch from girl-next-door to ethereal princess to high fashion model made her the first non-American winner of ANTM.

America's Next Top Model is Sophie Sumner ANTM Cycle 18 British Invasion winner
America's Next Top Model is Sophie Sumner ANTM Cycle 18 British Invasion winner
America's Next Top Model is Sophie Sumner ANTM Cycle 18 British Invasion winner America's Next Top Model is Sophie Sumner ANTM Cycle 18 British Invasion winner America's Next Top Model is Sophie Sumner ANTM Cycle 18 British Invasion winner
America's Next Top Model is Sophie Sumner ANTM Cycle 18 British Invasion winner America's Next Top Model is Sophie Sumner ANTM Cycle 18 British Invasion winner
America's Next Top Model is Sophie Sumner ANTM Cycle 18 British Invasion winner
America's Next Top Model is Sophie Sumner ANTM Cycle 18 British Invasion winner America's Next Top Model is Sophie Sumner ANTM Cycle 18 British Invasion winner
America's Next Top Model is Sophie Sumner ANTM Cycle 18 British Invasion winner

Congratulations Sophie Sumner, ANTM British Invasion Winner!
America's Next Top Model is Sophie Sumner ANTM Cycle 18 British Invasion winner

1st Mindanao Nursing Summit Logo

12:10 AM
I'm glad to announce that the Southern Philippines Medical Center has successfully conducted the 1st Mindanao Nursing Management Summit last May 23-24, 2012 at the Davao Convention Center, Davao City. Mr. Patrick Soria, RN, the Over-all Chairperson of Mindanao Nursing Summit, entrusted me to design the official logo of the event. With the theme, “Illuminating the Path for the Future of Nursing and Healthcare Transformation", the summit offers nurses educational and professional sessions that will elevate their nursing practice, inspire transformation, promote innovation and energize them to survive & trive in the new age of health care.

My design is inspired the Vinta which is a cultural symbol of Mindanao and is also a metaphor for a community. The sail can also be seen alternatively as a book, symbol for knowledge, which nurses will acquire through the sessions. Embedded in the sail is a lamp with fire, a symbol of Nurisng and illumination. Tribal patterns and the ukkil-inspired shape of the fire and sea depicts the culture of Mindanao.


I'm happy to be part of this historical event and i'm currently designing for next year's summit :D So to all Nurses out there, watch out for the 2nd Mindanao Nursing Summit! Visit their website http://www.mindanaonursingsummit.com/.

ABDC 7: Week 8 LMFAO Song List

9:52 PM
This week the crews will be dancing to the music of famous duo LMFAO. Here are the songs and challenges given to the top 4 crews.

Group Number
"Live Your Life"
Mos Wanted Crew
"Sexy and I Know it"
Rated Next Generation
"Sorry for Party Rocking"
Elektrolytes
"Champagne Showers"
8 Flavahz
"Party Rock Anthem"

Challenges:
Mos Wanted Crew - Take off their trousers
RNG - Recreate a portion of the music video
Elektrolytes - Make the shuffle-bot
8 Flavahz - Recreate the explosive event in the music video

That Syle: Carnivale at Paris

5:07 PM
May 25 - This day is filled with activities and I'm having fun after last week's mural painting. I'll be reunited with Seed Interactive to do an onsite video (same-day edit) for Maam Aleli Tan of Daydream Events. I left the team this month but i already have my word with Maam Aleli months ago about this event. So I accepted the job just for her. It's for her son's 1st birthday with the theme "Cirque du Bebe" or Parisian Carnivale. A day before I went to the pueblo to buy what i will wear for the party. I bought some nifty accessories too which is pretty cool. So here's my get up for the day :)

CARNIVALE at PARIS
~ Red, Blue and White Stripe Poloshirt
~ Carousel Necklace
~ Graphic Sling Bag
~ Red Wristwatch Ice Watch
~ Beige Chinos
~ Sneakers Artwork



I picked this polo shirt because the colors and pattern reminds me of the french barber quartets. I also like its fleur-de-lis heraldic patch, which is a royal emblem for French Monarchy :D I also bought some accessories like this carousel necklace.


The red and white accessory reminds me of barber poles. I bought that travel notebook which is so cool. The paper inside is like moleskin. I want to give this as a gift for Maam Aleli but i forgot. XD Anyways, here are some shots of my day :D Before going to the birthday party, i met my high school friends at McDo. Spent a little time with them but it was filled with laughter and fun. Love you guys!




Then, i went to the event but unfortunately i wasn't able to take some pictures. The setup was awesome, as usual. They had a vintage cotton candy stand, ticket booth, sweets stand, photobooth with cool props like a Holga camera and 8mm film camera. The onsite video was a success, too.

On the other side, a bad news came when my team mates for the mural painting told me that we lost the contest. There were controversies surrounding the competition and i just don't wanna think about it while doing the onsite. I told them to get our consolation prize so we can party :D So right after the event, we went to Mr Bean Cafe at Catribo and partied!


Me with my lil bro. We had Pizza Zamboanguena and Red Iced Tea


Jolas and Mae; Tennyl and Wella


Me rocking Wella's Samsung S3 with my artwork "Cedzilla" as her wallpaper :)


Sundae galore! Aljo with Lance and Wella doing their project in CS.


Tennyl, Jolas and Mae :D



Okay, Its time to pay. Goodbye consolation prize! We had fun! Ciao!
Read all about my mural painting experience here...

RCZC Mural Painting Contest Entries

12:10 PM
For 9 days, groups of young painters all over Zamboanga gathered at Gov. Camins Avenue to create the "Humanity Wall". Initiated by the Rotary Club of Zamboanga Central in partnership with the Edwin Andrews Air Base (EAAB), this activity aims to hone the talents of young artists and put colors to the dull white walls along the Gov. Camins Ave. 13 groups (at most 5 members each) successfully completed two panels of wall 10 feet high and 20 feet wide. The artworks are based on the 2011-2012 Rotary Theme "Reach Within to Embrace Humanity".

Each team showcased their unique style, technique, and interpretation of the theme which shows the talent and skill of the budding artists here in Zamboanga. Congratulations to the organizers and participants who made this competition a peaceful and fun one! Announcement of winners will be held on May 25, 2012 at the Roofdeck of Lantaka Hotel. Here are the entries of the 13 hopeful groups competing for the gold. Tell me which team you like most at the comment section after the post :D Click photo for larger view.

Rotary Club of Zamboanga City Mural Painting Competition 2012 Reach Within to Embrace Humanity Wall entries
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Rotary Club of Zamboanga City Mural Painting Competition 2012 Reach Within to Embrace Humanity Wall entries
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Rotary Club of Zamboanga City Mural Painting Competition 2012 Reach Within to Embrace Humanity Wall entries
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Rotary Club of Zamboanga City Mural Painting Competition 2012 Reach Within to Embrace Humanity Wall entries
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Rotary Club of Zamboanga City Mural Painting Competition 2012 Reach Within to Embrace Humanity Wall entries
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Rotary Club of Zamboanga City Mural Painting Competition 2012 Reach Within to Embrace Humanity Wall entries
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Rotary Club of Zamboanga City Mural Painting Competition 2012 Reach Within to Embrace Humanity Wall entries
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Rotary Club of Zamboanga City Mural Painting Competition 2012 Reach Within to Embrace Humanity Wall entries
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Rotary Club of Zamboanga City Mural Painting Competition 2012 Reach Within to Embrace Humanity Wall entries
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Rotary Club of Zamboanga City Mural Painting Competition 2012 Reach Within to Embrace Humanity Wall entries
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Rotary Club of Zamboanga City Mural Painting Competition 2012 Reach Within to Embrace Humanity Wall entries
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Rotary Club of Zamboanga City Mural Painting Competition 2012 Reach Within to Embrace Humanity Wall entries
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Rotary Club of Zamboanga City Mural Painting Competition 2012 Reach Within to Embrace Humanity Wall entries
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Guess which one's ours? Tell me who you think deserves to win or any comment you would like to share :)
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