June 28, 2014

Verizon Wants You To Inspire Girls And Encourage Their Love Of Science And Technology

If you have a young daughter or a young sister, you need to watch this. It's only a commercial but it's a very powerful one. Many grade school girls admit to loving science and math. However, when they reach college level and decide on what courses to to take, very few of them chose science and math-related majors.

This commercial by Verizon drives the idea that part of the reason why very few females take up engineering in college is because people around them (family and friends) have unknowingly discouraged them. It is eye-opening.

80% of jobs in the coming decades will require technology skills. And Verizon is on a mission to encourage more girls to get involved with STEM subjects. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. For more information on the Verizon campaign, visit the campaign's page here.

June 27, 2014

What Soccer Looks Like If It's Played On A Football Field Made From Inflatable Trick Mats

The beautiful game just turned into the unbelievable game. PepsiCo, the multinational beverage corporation behind the cola drink Pepsi Max has produced a video wherein they experimented with what soccer would look like if players play atop a bouncy field created from inflatable trick mats. The result is a game filled with moves you wouldn't expect to see on a football field.

Pepsi Max invited six football freestylers and six freerunners to test out their bouncy football pitch. The unique football pitch allowed the players to display all of their skills and moves to the amazement of onlookers.

June 26, 2014

Man Hands Out New Shoes, Socks, And Sandals To Help Homeless People In Tampa, Florida

Omar, the man behind the YouTube channel OmarGoshTV, has earned a lot of admiration and respect after a video of his went viral online. As a prankster, most of Omar's YouTube videos are fun-filled pranks on unsuspecting people. He deviated from his usual routine by helping homeless people out instead of pranking people. The video of him and his son handing out new pairs of shoes, socks and sandals to the less fortunate quickly became his most viewed video to date. Since being uploaded on June 9, the video now has over half a million views.

With his son in tow, Omar roamed the streets of Tampa, Florida giving shoes, sandals and socks to the city's homeless. For one homeless man who didn't have a shirt on his back, Omar took off his black shirt and gave it to the man. Since going viral, Omar's act of kindness has been covered by several media outlets like the Right This Minute show on ABC.

June 25, 2014

39 Reasons Why You Should Hate The Philippines

A certain Angeli P. Diamante has written a great piece for the Philippine Daily Inquirer's Young Blood section wherein she made it known how much she hates this country. And if you are a Filipino updated about this country's problems and flaws, you would find yourself nodding to all the things she hated. I counted the instances Diamante used the phrase "I hate..." and it's a whopping 39. I've made a simplified list of the things she hates (things we hate too) below.

1) Corrupt and idiotic politicians.
2) Stupid voters voting for incompetent politicians.
3) Voters selling their votes.
4) Leaders taking advantage of people and their taxes.
5) The theft of the aid money intended for Typhoon Sendong victims.
6) How illegal logging killed over a thousand people during Typhoon Sendong.
7) The role of corruption in letting illegal logging continue.
8) The pork barrel scam.
9) The uncaring elite.
10) The demotion of the Filipino race from a strong one to one that's a servant to other nations.
11) The inefficient transport system.
12) Waiting hours to board a train only to be suffocated by the bodily odors of other passengers.
13) The killer buses in the streets of Manila.
14) Traffic everywhere.
15) Roads that are forever "under repair".
16) Traveling within the Philippines is more expensive than traveling to say Singapore or Hong Kong.
17) Country roads that suck.
18) The focus in Metro Manila instead of the whole Philippines.
19) News networks suck because they don't cover other areas as much as they cover Metro Manila.
20) Manila is overcrowded.
21) Privileged students from top schools are clueless about the life in the provinces.
22) Many Filipinos believe that the Philippines is only Metro Manila.
23) Many Filipinos are poor.
24) Too many child beggars.
25) Squatters everywhere.
26) Public health services suck.
27) The myth of Filipino resilience.
28) The media's preference of covering the likes of Vhong Navarro instead of covering more important issues.
29) Brilliant people leaving the country because there are better opportunities abroad.
30) Parents leaving their children behind to work abroad because there are no jobs here.
31) There's very little hope for this country.
32) Justifying why you have to leave this country.
33) It's hard to leave but it's what you need to do to secure a better life for yourself.
34) The inspiration to stay and fight for this country often comes from foreigners instead of from fellow Filipinos.
35) Foreigners appreciate the country more than Filipinos do.
36) The country's woes and problems are getting worse every year.
37) The strong idealism from the youth wanes as they get older.
38) The country is seemingly hopeless.
39) The more you understand the country's problems, the less hope you will have that it will ever get out of them.

Brad Pitt And Company Go Against All Odds In Trailer For David Ayer's Fury

The first trailer for David Ayer's upcoming war drama Fury has the cast going on an impossible mission. Written as well as directed by Ayer, the film chronicles the story of a U.S. Army sergeant and his five-man crew who go behind enemy lines to carry out a deadly mission. Outnumbered and outgunned, will they be able to surmount the odds and finish what they started?
Fury stars Brad Pitt as Wardaddy, the leader of the team. Joining Pitt in the cast are Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena, Jon Bernthal, Jason Isaacs, Scott Eastwood, and Xavier Samuel. Fury will open in the United Kingdom on October 24, 2014 followed by the United States on November 14.

Video Of New People's Army Rebels Ambushing A Plantation In Compostela Valley Goes Viral Online

This video of what looks like New People's Army (NPA) rebels staging an ambush in Southern Mindanao has gone viral on social media sites especially on Facebook with several uploads getting thousands of shares. The 40-minute video shows several rebels crouched in an open truck. With someone giving the signal, they suddenly sprang up and opened fire at what looks like an outpost a few meters away from the truck.

A rebel is also seen falling to the floor of the truck with blood streaming from his neck area. It isn't clear if he was hit by friendly fire or enemy fire.
It's difficult to know the source of the video. Who uploaded it first online? Did the rebels upload it? Or maybe the army captured the rebel who took the video thus taking possession of the video camera as well.

Sources also point out that the attacks happened in 2012. Archived news articles indicate that the the attack happened at a private banana plantation in Compostela Valley.

From the Philippine Daily Inquirer: "Six New People’s Army guerrillas were killed in a battle with Army soldiers and private guards of the banana plantation of the Japanese Sumitomo Fruits Corp. (Sumifru) in Compostela Valley on Monday, police said. Superintendent Jose Carumba, spokesperson of the Southern Mindanao police, said the rebels arrived at the Sumifru plantation in Barangay Tuburan in Mawab on a mini-truck around 3 p.m. and immediately fired on an outpost manned by company guards."

From the Philippine Star: "At least six alleged leftist rebels were killed during an attack on a Japanese-owned banana plantation in the southern Philippines today, police and the military said. Police and military seized five high-powered firearms, including a light machine gun in the incident that occurred in Mawab town, in Mindanao's Compostela Valley province, said Jose Carumba, spokesperson of the southern Mindanao police."

June 24, 2014

Photos Of Jolo Ejercito Estrada's Lavish Lifestyle Goes Viral Online

When the Pork Barrel Scam erupted last year, Filipinos got very curious about the lifestyle of those tagged in it. The lifestyle of Janet Lim-Napoles who is believed by most to have masterminded the elaborate scam which carted away billions of pesos was put under the microscope. That's how people found out about the superstar life being enjoyed by her daughter Jeane. Photos of Jeane bathing in money and wearing shoes and bags worth thousands of dollars circulated online. How could she have afforded such things? As Pinoy parlance goes, "katas yan ng PDAF na ninakaw ni Mommy".

Well, a year later, public interest on Jeane's luxurious life seem to have waned probably because they got tired of it. And when it looks like the Filipino people are starting to get over it, another offspring of another person implicated in the scam gets into the spotlight with a lifestyle that's comparable to Jeane's.

Joseph Luis Ejercito aka Jolo Ejercito is the son of Senator Jinggoy Estrada, one of the Philippine senators who is now being detained in Camp Crame after being arrested on plunder and graft charges in connection with the Napoles Pork Barrel Scam. Photos of Jolo Ejercito's lavish lifestyle have gone viral online. Most of the photos were taken from his Instagram account which is now inactive after being deactivated.

The website Manila Speak (manilaspeak.com) broke out the photos but due to the massive traffic generated by the controversial photos, the website crashed. Let's take a look into some of the photos below. (All photos courtesy of manilaspeak.com)

Here's the Senator's son hanging out in what looks like the inside of a private jet. It's unlikely that Jolo owns the jet. Maybe his father Jinggoy owns it? Or a friend owns it?

And here's a photo of a pair of expensive Louis Vuiton shoes. Jolo can be given the benefit of the doubt here. He is after all an actor and he could have purchased these shoes with his earnings.
 Fair is fair.

Now here's a collage of photos taken at the Presidential Suite of the Manila Hotel. According to the post by Manila Speak, a night in this suite will cost you about Php95,000 to Php100,000. Even a very successful actor will find such prices steep. Can Jolo afford such prices with his own earnings?

Now this is the photo that a lot of people find to be the most irksome. Why is Jolo holding a diplomatic passport? Section 7 of the amended Philippine Passport Act of 1996 states that diplomatic passports can only be given to "spouses and unmarried minor children" of officials on a diplomatic mission. Jolo is no longer a minor. That said, he is not entitled to the privilege.

In conclusion, although it's but fair to give Jolo Ejercito the benefit of the doubt, it's also not illogical to think that his lavish lifestyle is the result of something else other than his own earnings. Here he is again at that private jet. Whose private jet is this again?

Rufus, The Magnificent Wimbledon Hawk Sends A Warning To Pigeons

A video advert produced for Stella Artois UK creatively profiled Rufus, the hawk whose job for the last fourteen years and counting is patrol the grounds at the Wimbledon games. It's his responsibility to chase away the pigeons who are careless enough to try and disrupt the games. Watch Rufus send a warning to pigeons in the very well-made advert below.
Here's a transcript of Rufus' words: "Hello pigeons. My name is Rufus. I'm not like you. I'm a bird of prey, a fine-tuned flying machine. My bosses are very particular. They chose me for a reason. I've been a member of Wimbledon security for fourteen years. I wake up at 5 a.m. everyday to patrol the grounds. I'm faster than you. Stronger than you. I am an athlete. Do you call that flying? This is flying. I train harder than you. I weigh one pound and six ounces, the perfect flying weight. I have nothing against pigeons. I'm a professional. I don't mind what you do as long as you don't do it on my turf. You've been warned. I am Rufus."
Screen-capture; YouTube.
Screen-capture; YouTube.

Cat Who Jumps Like A Ninja

Cats are without a doubt among the most agile animals. They are fast, they can scale steep walls, they can climb almost anything and they can jump over distances which you wouldn't expect them to be able to do given their relatively small size. In the following video, a cat shows that it's a good jumper by jumping several feet from a parked car to a roof to get to his owner.
In 2002, Michelle Harris and Karen Steudel have written a paper entitled "The relationship between maximum jumping performance and hind limb morphology/physiology in domestic cats" which can partly explain this ability by cats.You can read the full paper here.

Here's an excerpt from the Summary: "The present study examined whether a relationship exists between maximum takeoff velocity (TOV) and several carefully chosen morphological and physiological traits in domestic cats. Based on the contributions of extensor muscle work to increasing the kinetic and potential energy of the center of mass (CM) during takeoff, we predicted that maximum TOV would be dependent upon relative limb length, relative extensor muscle mass, body mass and the percentage of fast-twitch muscle fibers. Both maximum TOV and this series of traits were measured in 18 cats. We found that variation in cat maximum TOV is significantly explained by both hind limb length and fat mass relative to lean body mass, but not by extensor muscle mass relative to lean mass or fast-twitch fiber content.

The effect of body fat mass is pervasive because it reduces the proportion of muscle mass/body and thus increases the muscle work invested in increasing the CM potential energy as compared with kinetic energy during takeoff."

June 23, 2014

Cat Drags Owl Into A Man's Kitchen. Man Becomes Owl Whisperer.

What would you do if your cat drags an owl into your kitchen? Getting an owl out of one's house is serious business. Colton Wright had to go through such a predicament when he came home one night and found out that his cat Izzy has dragged an owl into his kitchen.

After chasing Izzy off, Colton tried everything to get the owl off the kitchen to no avail. 40 minutes went by and the owl is still in his kitchen. That's when Colton came up with the idea of using a Swiffer and coaxing the owl with some talking and whispering. It worked.

Here's Colton finding the owl in his kitchen:

And here's Colton finally getting the owl out by becoming the Owl Whisperer:

The Drop Movie Trailer Song: Goodbye By Apparat

The ambient song featured in the trailer for the movie The Drop is Goodbye by the German electronic musician Apparat. The song has been previously used in various movies and television shows. It was famously used in the season four finale of the television series Breaking Bad. It was also featured on Rust and Bone, Prisoners, and Tatort.

Listen to the full track below:

The trailer for The Drop:
Directed by Michael R. Roskam, The Drop is a crime drama starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Matthias Schoenaerts, James Frecheville and John Ortiz. Formerly titled Animal Rescue, The Drop will hit theaters in September of this year.

Felony Movie Trailer Song: Kettering By The Antlers

The song featured in the trailer for the Australian film Felony is Kettering by the New York-based indie rock band The Antlers. It's a song from the band's 2009 album Hospice. The song was also previously used in an episode of the television series Chuck.

Listen to the full song below:

The trailer for Felony where the song was used:
Felony is an Australian thriller film starring Joel Edgerton, Jai Courtney, Melissa George, and Tom Wilkinson. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2013.

June 21, 2014

Eight Official Entries For Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2014 Announced

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced the eight official entries that will comprise the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) by the end of 2014. These official movie entries are as follow (not in any particular order):

1) Bonifacio: Gusto Mo Ba Siyang Makilala? - Stars Robin Padilla and Iza Calzado. Directed by Lawrence Williams.

2) English Only, Please - Stars Sam Milby and Angeline Quinto. Directed by Dan Villegas.

3) Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2 - Stars Dingdong Dantes and Isabelle Daza. Directed by Erik Matti.

4) Magnum Muslim .357 - Stars ER Ejercito. Directed by Jun Posadas.

5) Praybeyt Benjamin 2 - Stars Vice Ganda and Richard Yap. Directed by Wenn Deramas.

6) Feng Shui 2 - Stars Coco Martin and Kris Aquino. Directed by Chito Rono.

7) My Big Bossing's Adventure - Stars Vic Sotto and Ryzza Mae Dizon. Directed by Marlon Rivera, Joyce Bernal and Tony Reyes.

8) Shake Rattle And Roll 15 - Stars Carla Abellana and Dennis Trillo. Directed by Jerrold Tarog.

Five films did not make it to the official cut. These are Above The Clouds, Bonggangster, Kid Kulafu, Kung Ang Hanap Mo Ay Ligaya Sa Buhay, and Whistle-blower.

Official Poster For Cathy Garcia Molina's 'She's Dating The Gangster' Movie

Star Cinema has released the official poster for their upcoming romantic comedy film She's Dating The Gangster. Directed by Cathy Garcia Molina, the movie is an adaptation of the book of the same title by Bianca Bernardino.

Playing the characters of Athena Dizon and Kenji de los Reyes in the movie are Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla respectively. The film is scheduled to be released on July 16, 2014.

Check out the official She's Dating The Gangster below:

Dog Teaches A Cute Baby How To Crawl On The Floor

This super-cute interaction between a baby girl and a dog is going to make your day. Try as she may to crawl on the floor, the baby girl seems to have not figured out yet how to do it. So the dog demonstrated to her how it should be done.

Flight Deck Crew Films Pre-Flight Launch Check Of A Fighter Jet Before Takeoff

With a high-definition camera strapped to his headgear, a member of the deck crew of the USS George H.W. Bush supercarrier filmed himself and others as they performed a final check on a fighter jet before it took off.

Koba Shoots Two Humans In New 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' Movie Clip

About three weeks remain before Dawn of the Planet of the Apes finally rolls into theaters. So its distributor 20th Century Fox has been amping its marketing efforts. They've been releasing trailers, featurettes and clips from the film. Like the one below featuring the ape character Koba.
Koba nonchalantly strolls in a security station manned by two armed humans. Although initially scared, the two men allowed Koba to sit on their couch and even allowed him to take a swig from the beverage they're drinking. Koba suddenly grabbed one of the men's gun. It didn't end too well for the two humans.

Koba is played in the film by Toby Kebbell (Warcraft, The Fantastic Four, The Escape Artist).

June 20, 2014

Ultra Proactive Marketing Inc. Review: Is It A Scam?

Network marketing or multi-level marketing seems to be very alive in the Philippines. A very new entry into the industry is a company that calls itself Ultra Proactive Marketing Inc. Not many people are aware of this company so I decided to do a little bit of investigation to determine if it's worth it investing some hard-earned money in them. Is Ultra Proactive Marketing Inc. a scam? Find out in my initial review below.

About the company
Let's just call them Ultra for simplicity's sake. The About page of their website has this to say: "The company’s major interest is to create seamless, channel of distributions for its products and services around the world likewise open business opportunities to every person that benefits the products and services. With this work we are here to help every individual that we will reach who will believe in our belief and intention with the best of what we can as we move on."

Hmmmm. I am not impressed. There are too many grammar issues here. Why should I trust a company who can't even get their grammar correct in the About page of their website. We're not just talking about a single grammar issue here. The whole thing's a jumble of errors. Well, you could say that the grammar mistakes are irrelevant and they should not matter. I beg to disagree. If you want me to invest in your business, you better know what you are talking about and how you communicate to me.

The company's vision and mission is typical jargon as far as visions and missions are concerned. It's our mission to become the best in this industry in the world blah blah blah. So far, I'm not impressed. I'm getting more and more disoriented actually.

As to the founders of Ultra Proactive Marketing Inc., their website listed two names - a Fredie Villamor (CEO and President) and a Rod Banag (Treasurer). Never heard about them. They seem to be decent fellows with their nice ties and coats but they don't strike me as the most reliable people to be heading a company that sells personal care products.

Their products
Here lies my biggest issue with Ultra Proactive Marketing Inc. Their products all look like crap to me. You can visit their website at ultraproactive.com and view their stuff to see what I mean. As expected, they claim a ton of positive things that their products can do like the following:
1. protects the heart
2. reduces chances for cancer
3. prevent heart attack
4. boosts the immune system
5. etc. etc.

And of course, there's always the notification in their products that say "no approved therapeutic claims. Basically, what this means is "it hasn't been proven that our products actually does the things we claim they can do". At this point, I would recommend to the reader that you stay away from this company. If their products are no good, then investing in them is no good. That's my honest opinion.

The earning opportunity
Ultra offers eight ways on how to earn through them. And most of these involve recruitment. There's no surprise about that of course. Look at the image below to find out what these eight ways are. Basically, what it says is you'll earn more with more bonuses.
Not listed with the Direct Selling Association of the Philippines
The DSAP only list in their directory companies that they deem to be legitimate. Ultra Proactive Marketing Inc. is not on the list. This is very important if we are talking about trust and reliability.

In conclusion
I still don't have enough evidence to say that Ultra Proactive Marketing Inc. is a scam. However, I would recommend that you stay away from it. It hasn't proven itself yet. Their products look very shady. You have to ask yourself "Do they have products that I'm willing to use myself?" And they aren't listed in the DSAP directory. To end this review, I advise that you use your common sense and critical thinking in deciding whether it's worth investing in Ultra or not.

Thanks for reading and be guided accordingly. If you have comments and reactions, please feel free to leave them below.

Another Epic Music Video From OK Go. This Time With Tons Of Mind-Blowing Optical Illusions.

The American alternative rock band OK Go just released a music video for their new song The Writing's On The Wall and it's awesome. OK Go has always been creative when making videos for their songs but they reached another level with this one. The Writing's On The Wall is a single from the band's brand new album called Hungry Ghosts which is scheduled to be released in October of this year.

Man Returns To Conquer The Wave That Nearly Killed Him Two years Ago

In 2012, Ryan Hipwood tried to ride and conquer one of the most unpredictable and dangerous waves in the world. The wave nearly took his life. The wave which has been nicknamed as The Right can be found in West Australia and is a legend among surfers. Watch below as Hipwood tries once again to ride and conquer it. Amazing stuff even if you're not a surfing enthusiast.

June 19, 2014

The Killer Clown Returns With Yet Another Scary Prank

The YouTube channel DmPranksProductions made a prank video about a month ago which starred a clown. The video immediately went viral and amassed over 16 million views as of this writing. Now, the clown is back with another prank video and it's even more scarier than the first one. Watch but be warned. If you have a weak heart, this prank is not for you.

If you haven't seen the first one, here it is:

Dog Meets A Huge Robot Spider. And The Fight Is On.

Maymo, a Lemon Beagle dog was introduced by his owner to a big robot spider. Hesitant at first to approach the strange animal, Maymo finally found the courage to touch the spider and have good fun with it. Although Maymo's favorite toy is a battery-operated mouse, he seemed to enjoy the company of the robot spider as well. He even allowed the spider to give him paw rubs.

June 18, 2014

Ex-Marine Impresses 'America's Got Talent' Judges With His Amazing Magic Tricks

He calls himself Smoothini (obviously inspired by one of the greatest magicians of all time) and he claims to be a bar magician. After a stint in the United States Marine Corps, Smoothini now performs magic for a living. He recently auditioned for America's Got Talent wherein he blew the judges away with his tricks and talent.
You can find more videos of Smoothini's tricks in his YouTube channel.

Ever Wondered How Dogs Would React If They Hear A Human Barking?

What happens if you bark at your dog? What will its reaction be? Magician Jose Ahonen and voice actor Rudi Rok wanted to find out. Armed with a camera and Rok's uncanny ability to imitate dog barks, they experimented with several dogs. The reactions of the dogs are not conclusive. Some got scared, some were surprised, and some didn't seem to have any reactions at all.

War Erupts In Final Trailer For 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes'

The final trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has just been released. Needless to say, it surpasses the previous trailers in terms of quality. Accompanied by dark and foreboding music (probably by Michael Giacchino), we see the seeds of war planted with both sides to blame. And then scenes of total chaos. However, no matter how well-made the trailer is, it showed too much with regards to the film's plot. It feels like you've already seen the whole film after watching it. That said, the trailer you're about to see contains tons of spoilers.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is set a decade after the events in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The fragile peace that has been reached proved to be short-lived when both sides returned to waging war against each other. The film stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Judy Greer, and Terry Notary. It will be released on July 11, 2014 (United States). Philippine release date hasn't been released yet.

Mercedes Cabral's Honest Facebook Rant About Philippine Cinema Is So Freaking True

Actress Mercedes Cabral tells it like it is. In a recent post on her Facebook page, the actress lashed out on mainstream media's bias towards indie actresses and its cringe-worthy act of giving pet names like Star of All Seasons and Box Office King/Queen to celebrities. Without further ado, here's Cabral's rant in its entirety. It's a great read and most important of all it speaks the truth.

"I just read in an article "Tinalo ng isang indie actress ang Superstar na si Nora Aunor at ang Star for All Seasons na si Vilma Santos" so people really expect Miss Nora Aunor or Miss Vilma Santos to win because Nora Aunor is Nora Aunor and Vilma Santos is Vilma Santos? Yes I know they are icons in the Philippine Cinema but it doesn't mean that they HAVE to win. I'm pretty sure everyone did an excellent job portraying their characters but Miss Angeli Bayani did an amazing job on her part that's why she won.

I'm not saying this because she's a friend,I'm just stating the facts here. And what's up with these titles anyway? Yung mga Superstar, Star for All Seasons,Diamond Star, Mega Star, Indie Prince Princess, Indie King/Queen, Box Office King/Queen, etc. WHAT ARE THESE? I really don't get it? Dito lang sa Philippine Showbiz Industry ang merong ganyan e. Para saan itong mga titles na ito? At SINO nagbibigay ng mga titulo na ito and for what???To measure who is better than the other? Paano mo maikukumpara ang Superstar sa Star for All Seasons at ang Mega Star? Sige nga.. And I'm not talking about the people represented here,I'm talking about the title and the word itself.

Someone asked me in an interview "what does it feel like that you are named the Indie Princess/Queen?" I just laughed and said "um..kung ano pakiramdam ko kahapon at nung isang araw,ganon pa din pakiramdam ko ngayon at sa titulo na yan.Wala naman nabago e.Salamat!" Because its stupid,funny and doesn't help anyone ok? It won't change the world and definitely won't cure cancer,its just plain stupid but its something that won't change anymore I guess.

WE are Actors and its just a JOB. WE are no better than Teachers, Doctors, Lawyers, Secretaries, etc. The only difference is we are exposed to people more than these awesome guys because its part of our job, to entertain and to tell stories but come on guys,its just a job.

So to all nominees and winners of Gawad Urian, Congratulations!! You guys are Awesome and just keep on sharing and telling stories!!

I'm SO SURE may magrereact sa post ko na "bitter siya kasi wala pang award yan.." or "hindi naman kasi siya sikat kaya siya ganyan.." at kung ano-ano pa but All I can say to that is Foxtrot Yankee with a big gorgeous smile on my face! Go figure."

In context
Cabral seems to be referring to this article: Vilma at Nora, tinalo ng isang indie actress para sa Best Actress Award sa 37th Gawad Urian. Angeli Agbayani won the Best Actress award at the 37th Gawad Urian for her performance in the film Norte: Hangganan ng Kasaysayan.

Outrage Erupts Over Racist Hong Kong Ad Featuring A Filipina Maid With Curly Hair And Black Face

A Malaysian bank has produced a video advertisement targeting the Hong Kong market which has irked a lot of people. The advertisement which featured a supposed Filipina domestic worker has been tagged by netizens as racist, tasteless and insensitive. This is partly because the Filipina maid was portrayed by a male actor, her hair was a huge mess, and her face was painted with dark make-up.

The advertisement was targeting the employers of the hundreds of thousands of domestic helpers that currently work in Hong Kong. The most recent estimate is that there are about 300,000 maids in Hong Kong. Majority of them are from the Philippines and Indonesia. The maid in the advertisement was named Maria so it's clear that she was supposed to be Filipina.

Hong Leong, the bank behind the advertisement, has taken down the ad from their website after the outrage caused by it. So far, they haven't released a statement concerning the issue. Copies of the advertisement however are circulating online. Someone has uploaded it on YouTube and you can watch it below:
People who were outraged by the advertisement went online to voice out their displeasure. The official Hong Leong Bank Facebook page received comments and messages concerning the issue. The popular HongWrong blog has also covered the controversial ad complete with screenshots. See HongWrong's blog post here.

Man Teaches His Dog On How To Take Care Of The Baby

Dogs are one of the smartest animals on the planet. They can be trained to perform a lot of things, even things that most people believe can be performed only by humans. This brings us to Raja, a dog trained by his owner to take care of a baby. Unfortunately, Raja subscribes to a different definition of "baby care". And it involves an oven. Watch Raja take care of the baby below.

Want another Raja trick. Here's him trying to play the trumpet.

Man Has A Very Close Encounter With An Alaskan Brown Bear. He Films It.

At the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary and Refuge in Alaska, brown bears are in abundance. The place is protected from hunting so the wildlife is thriving. Drew Hamilton, an employee of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, was there recently watching bears from the banks of the McNeil River when one nonchalantly approached and joined him on his perch.

The huge bear lingered there a bit, seemingly oblivious of Hamilton's presence. It even sat down for a second and watched the other bears down at the river. Moments later, it scampered away and joined the other bears at the river.
A lot of the people who have seen the video found it very surprising and scary. Most people assume that brown bears will attack people on sight. However, such is not the case. Brown bears seldom attack people on sight. In fact, they usually avoid going near people. They attack only when they were surprised or they felt that they were being threatened.

June 17, 2014

Artist Turns Simple Scribbles Into Amazing Pieces Of Art

There are thousands of visual artists on YouTube uploading their drawings and art. Among the very best of them is artist Mary Gutfleisch who goes by the name Mary Doodles. In the following video, she turns formless scribbles into a picture-perfect artwork.
For more of Mary's drawings and art, check out her YouTube channel or find her at her official website. She is an amazing artist and her art deserves to be seen by more people.

The Expendables 3 Trailer Is Probably The Most Action-Packed Trailer Ever

Get ready to be blown away. The first full trailer for the upcoming action-adventure film The Expendables 3 is finally out and it's exactly what you would expect it to be. Tons and tons of action featuring the most well-known faces of the action movie genre. If you think the first two Expendables films were action-packed, think again because judging on the trailer for the latest installment, there's a huge chance it will blow the first two out of the water.Without further ado, here's the high-octane trailer.
The third installment in the franchise revolves around the confrontation between Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) and the co-founder of the team Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson). After becoming a ruthless arms trader, Ross tried to kill Stonebanks but the latter survived and made it his mission to destroy the Expendables team. To help him defeat Stonebanks, Ross resorted to hiring a younger generation of fighters.

Aside from Stallone and Gibson, the main cast also includes Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kelsey Grammer, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Kellan Lutz, and UFC star Ronda Rousey.
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