My husband went on a Love Boat marathon yesterday during Typhoon Pedring. He loves the show as well as the theme song. I’ve found versions of it online I think he might enjoy (he is sleeping so he’ll see this in the morning)
Do you remember the Spanish retokado singer during the early ’80s, Charo? She used to annoy me. She was everywhere and all the Bob Hope shows.
Now I can watch this and be slightly amused and remember my childhood.
French singer Amanda Lear sings a bedroom/draggy disco version of it that sounds really cool
Of course, nothing beats the original theme by Jack Jones.
Shucks, I should’ve waited.
Research In Motion (RIM) recently launched the new BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900 smartphone in the Philippines.
The BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone is expected to be available in the Philippines on October 7, 2011 from all carriers and authorized retail channels. It will retail for PHP 31,690, inclusive of 24 months warranty.
The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is the thinnest BlackBerry smartphone at only 10.5mm, and the first to offer both a high performance keyboard and touch display integrated within the iconic BlackBerry Bold design.
The new BlackBerry Bold 9900 is also the first BlackBerry smartphone to include built-in support for NFC (Near Field Communications), a new technology that is enabling many new and exciting capabilities, including the ability to pair with NFC-enabled accessories or read SmartPoster tags with a simple tap of the smartphone.
Hastings Singh, Vice President, South Asia at RIM, said: “We are very excited to be bringing the highly-anticipated BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone to the Philippines. This powerful new smartphone offers a best-in-class mobile communications experience together with faster browsing, richer multimedia and improved overall performance.”
BlackBerry® 7, the operating system for the new BlackBerry Bold 9900, introduces a next generation BlackBerry browser with a significantly faster, more fluid web browsing experience that is among the best in the industry.
Combining the dramatically improved performance of the advanced WebKit browser engine together with the powerful hardware enhancements in the BlackBerry Bold 9900 delivers browsing results that are up to 40% faster than BlackBerry® 6 based smartphones and up to 100% faster than BlackBerry® 5 based smartphones*.
Additional enhancements to this next generation BlackBerry browser have also optimized zooming and panning for smoother web navigation and optimized HTML5 performance for incredible gaming and video experiences.
The new BlackBerry Bold 9900 also features Liquid Graphics™ technology, combining a dedicated high-performance graphics processor with a blazingly fast CPU and stunning high resolution display to deliver a highly responsive touch interface with incredibly fast and smooth graphics.
Ogie Alcasid launches his new OPM scents, the newest addition to the Bench Celebrity Scents collection, this September 30, 2011 at SM Mall of Asia.
OPM Gold and OPM Platinum are sold at Bench stores for PhP 398 per 100 ml bottle.
A percentage of its sales will benefit the endowment fund of the Organisasyong Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM), of which Ogie is President.
The organization strives to support, protect, and advance the rights and welfare of Filipino music artists.
This October, the organization will hold an OPM Fair at the Quezon City Memorial Circle—a creative-interactive event that will bring performers and fans together in a musical trade fair, exhibits, and grand concert.
For every purchase of any variant of Ogie Alcasid eau de toilette, get a free invite to the launch and mini concert this September 30, 2011 at the SM Mall of Asia, Main Atrium.
1. Invites will be released at the counter.
2. Applicable to cash and credit card sales and PO transactions. Gift cheques may also be used.
3. Promo may not overlap with other in-store promotions.
4. There is no limit to the number of invites that can be given.
5. 1 invite = 1 admission
DURATION September 27 – 30, 2011
COVERAGE BB SM Mall of Asia / BB SM Megamall / BB SM North Edsa
When we were kids, the typhoons and flooding usually came in June when school started. But weather has shifted, and now it comes in September and October. It even rains during Christmas. So it doesn’t make sense to move the start of the school year from June to Septemnber. Typhoon Milenyo was on September 28, 2006 Typhoon Ondoy, September 26, 2009 Typhoon Pedring, September 27, 2011
So guys, make a mental note and don’t plan events and trips during these times.
Another thing, even though it’s very tempting to pig out during a storm, you must stop yourself from ordering delivery during typhoons, because the delivery boys become casualties. Yes, they die. You don’t want people to die just because you had a pizza craving do you?
Now here’s what happened in parts of Metro Manila today while we were cooped up at home (and please forgive me for swiping photos over the Internet. If this is your photo, please leave a comment below so I can credit and link you):
It’s exactly two years since Ondoy, the kind of storm we don’t want to see again in our lifetime.
I was looking forward to visiting Cebu for the first time. But I didn’t count on the date to fall on September 27.
Jeroen had just arrived from Singapore, and I didn’t want to leave his side. But I had a 6 AM flight to Cebu.
I couldn’t sleep. I tried to sleep at 12 midnight, but since I’m used to sleeping at 3, it was useless.
I got up at 3:15 to shower and get dressed. Pia and Elmo Magalona picked me up to go to the airport.
As ambassadors of HP and Bangko Sentral’s No To Fakes Campaign, we were supposed to be in Cebu for a press conference at noon.
We arrived at NAIA Terminal 2, checked in by 5 AM and went straight to Gate 1 for the 5:10 boarding, which was not yet scheduled. Pia suggested we wait it out in the lounge.
Boarding got moved to 6:45 AM and then 7:45 AM.
Personally, I did not want to get on the plane. I am very paranoid about flying. I would not make a really good flying companion and passenger in this kind of weather.
Pia was worried we would not be able to return to Manila on the same day as she and Elmo had a string of commitments this entire week.
Pia and I passed the time at the Mabuhay Lounge trying to tweet via intermittent WIFI as our Globe signal was down.
As a mom, I did not want to get on the plane. Between Pia and I, we have 11 kids.
Looking at the worsening weather outside, we looked for a signal to tell Harold Geronimo in Cebu that we were planning not to go on the plane.
Harold tried to convince us otherwise, but I made up my mind. You can’t pay me a million pesos to go on that plane. Pia said the same thing.
As we approached Gate 1 to speak to the ground stewards, a line formed for PR 847 bound for Cebu.
Harold called back and said they decided to call off the press conference for us.
Pia and I were able to contact Jeroen to send the driver back to NAIA.
On our way out we saw that passengers were stalled at the check-in counters. Apparently, PAL employees decided to go on a strike at that moment and stop working. 14,000 passengers were stranded today.
I felt for the people stuck in that boring airport, especially the foreigners. If I were to be stuck in an airport, Hong Kong or Singapore would not be bad choices.
As soon as we left NAIA Terminal 2, a strong gust of wind slapped us in our faces. Trees swayed and street signs fell. Umbrellas turned inside out. We got wet walking towards the car, drove through puddles and floods, and made it to our homes.
Later this afternoon, our flight was finally cancelled.
I was shaking when I got home, but glad to see my boys planted on our bed with their laptops.
I changed my clothes and fell asleep, I don’t know what time, but I woke up at 2 PM.
Had cereal and spent the day with my boys.
Electricity went on and off, and there was a battle among dying Internet connections (luckily we have a backup Globe Tattoo).
I ate so much junk. Watched 2 Broke Girls and spent the day just happy to be home.
P.S. Thanks to Pia for taking the pics and taking care of me. And to Harold, for understanding.
‘Twas a sad day when Pepato closed its doors at Greenbelt 2, but while waiting for the new Pepato to reopen at Rockwell before Christmas, you can still enjoy your favorite dishes at Pepato Pop-up, The Commissary at Whitespace.
Last Saturday I had lunch there with Grace, Nikki and Jay, and last Sunday I had dinner there again with my family. Because there was an event downstairs, Saturday lunch was set up in the boardroom on the 2nd floor upstairs.
We had our own waiter
and table for four
Started with a risotto appetizer
and bread selection
Then we all had our favorite dishes ordered a day in advance via email. Grace and I had the roasted bone marrow
Nikki had her vegetarian dishes. And Jay had the Dry Semolina Spaghettini Pepato Flambé
I had the Chilean Sea Bass “La Sorpresa”
Jay and I also had the Roast US Angus Beef Tenderloin—YUM! I wanna go back already!!
We ended with free dessert—a chocolate pudding with gold splatter
P.S. I highly recommend the melon sorbet—the best thing on earth. I wasn’t able to take a picture—it was that good! I’m gonna come back with Jeroen soon.
Quick pic with the cooking diva, Margarita Forés, from L-R: Grace, Jay and Nikki.
Pepato Pop-up is open for lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday at The Commissary, Whitespace, 2314 Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati.
To reserve and order in advance, call 729-0030 or email email@example.com to receive the menu.