Archive for March, 2009

Beyonce – I am… Sasha Fierce

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles (born September 4, 1981), who performs under the mononym Beyoncé , is an American R&B singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she enrolled in various performing arts schools, and was first exposed to singing and dancing competitions as a child. Knowles rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of the girl group Destiny’s Child. Knowles has sold more than 50 million records worldwide with the group.Music Review Beyonce

During the hiatus of Destiny’s Child, Knowles released her debut solo album, Dangerously in Love, in June 2003. Dangerously in Love, which spawned the number-one singles “Crazy in Love” and “Baby Boy”, became one of the most-successful albums of that year. It earned Knowles five Grammy Awards in a single night in 2004, and its reception signaled her viability as a solo artist. The disbandment of Destiny’s Child in 2005 facilitated her continued success: she released her second solo album, B’Day, in 2006, which contained the worldwide hit “Irreplaceable”. Her third solo album, I Am… Sasha Fierce, was released in November 2008, and spawned the worldwide hit “If I Were a Boy”, and the US number-one single “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”.

Sasha Fierce

Knowles released her third studio album, I Am… Sasha Fierce, on November 18, 2008. Knowles says that the name Sasha Fierce is the name of the persona she adopts when she performs onstage. “I have someone else that takes over when it’s time for me to work and when I’m on stage, this alter ego that I’ve created that kind of protects me and who I really am.

Sundo

GMA Films presents ‘Sundo’ starring Robin Padilla, Katrina Halili, Rhian Ramos, Hero Angeles, Mark Bautista and Sunshine Dizon and directed by Topel Lee, this March 18, 2009 at your favorite theater.

Sundo is about the old legend saying that departed mortals come to pick up their family or friends who are in the brink of death.

In this movie, a retired military operative named Romano (played by Robin Padilla) goes into seclusion. He then discovers that he has the uncanny ability of seeing ghost around people who will soon encounter sudden or disastrous death. He will try to discover the mystery of his premonitions to save the people who are with him on his way back to Manila.

The Fray

The Fray is a Grammy Award-nominated four-piece piano rock band. Formed in 2002 by schoolmates Isaac Slade and Joe King, the Greeley-based group released their debut album How to Save a Life in 2005. The band is best known for the song “How to Save a Life”, which charted in the top three of the Billboard Hot 100 and was also a top 5 single in Canada, Australia, Ireland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The Fray also found national success with the song “Over My Head (Cable Car)”, which became a top ten hit in the United States and Canada. How to Save a Life was certified double platinum by the RIAA and was also certified platinum in Australia and New Zealand. The Fray recently signed on for the 2008/2009 year as an ambassador for VH1’s Save The Music Foundation. They performed at the American Music Awards on November 23, 2008.

Here’s The Fray’s You Found Me music video…

Caramoan

caramoan200x200Caramoan is a 4th class municipality on the Caramoan Peninsula, in the province of Bicol, Camarines Sur, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 39,642 people in 7,660 households.

The name Caramoan has been officially adapted since 1619, the year it was founded by a zealous missionary, the venerable Spanish friar Francisco de la Cruz Y Oropesa. This 60-year old priest penetrated the thick virgin forest of the Caramoan Peninsula and found a small settlement in a place called Baluarte. Later on, this settlement was turned over to the administration of the Holy Bishopric in 1696.

The Caramoan Peninsula has gained tourism popularity in recent years. After the place has been featured in the news and local television programs, local and foreign travelers started to explore the beaches of the peninsula. Caramoan is one of the National Parks of the Philippines.

Popular tourist destinations are the Caramoan National Park, the Centro, and Gota Beach, and popular activities include diving, swimming, snorkeling and spelunking.

Graduation

toga-2Graduation is the action of receiving or conferring an academic degree or the ceremony that is sometimes associated, where students become Graduates. Before the graduation, candidates are referred to as Graduands. The date of graduation is often called degree day. The graduation itself is also called commencement, convocation or invocation.
When ceremonies are associated, they usually include a procession of the academic staff and candidates. Beginning at the secondary school level in the United States, the candidates will almost always wear academic dress, and increasingly faculty will do the same. At the college and university level, the faculty will usually wear academic dress at the formal ceremonies, as will the trustees and degree candidates. “Graduation” at the college and university level occurs when the presiding officer confers degrees upon candidates, either individually or en masse, even if graduates physically receive their diploma later at a smaller college or departmental ceremony.

Salute to the graduates of batch ’09

All About Eve

All About Eve is a South Korean television drama which was aired on 2000 on MBC that focused on two beautiful, young TV news reporters (portrayed by Kim So-Yeon and Park Chae-rim) competing for the top position at the network they work for.

GMA Network has bought the rights of MBC to do a Philippine remake which premiers on March 8, 2009. This said remake will star Iza Calzado, Sunshine Dizon, Mark Anthony Fernandez, Alfred Vargas, Jean Garcia, Eula Valdez and Richard Gomez.

allaboutevePlot: (Koreanovela)

Nicole Jin (Park Chae Rim) is a lovely college student who lives with her middle class widowed father. She has a happy childhood with her sort-of-boyfriend Woo Jin (Han Jae Suk). Life changes radically for Sun Mi when her father decides to support Young Mi Huh (Kim So Yeon ), a beautiful girl the same age as Sun Mi.

Young Mi suddenly becomes an orphan when her father, an alcoholic who frequently abused her, dies in an accident while working for Mr. Jin’s construction company. Young Mi has grown up in poverty, but she is not a humble person. She’s arrogant, greedy and full of resentment. She envies Sun Mi for all she is and has, even Woo Jin’s love.

Young Mi becomes Sun Mi’s rival in every aspect of her life. First, Young Mi steals Woo Jin from Sun Mi, then tries to take over her job at a very important TV network and finally puts her eyes on Sun Mi’s new boyfriend, Hyong Chul (Jang Dong Gun) one of the network’s top executives, whom Sun Mi met during a trip to London. But Hyong Chul’s love for Sun Mi is stronger than Young Mi’s estimation. Meanwhile Woo Jin suffers of a broken heart as Young Mi makes his life miserable and finally dumps him so she can chase Hyong Chul.

The climax of the plot comes when a former lover of Young Mi appears and threatens to reveal her deepest secret should she not return to him: a dark past as a prostitute. Since the mischievous gangster did not succeed in his attempts, he decides to kill Young Mi. Woo Jin dies while saving her life. However, all of Young Mi’s treachery is exposed and she attempts to commit suicide, but her efforts are frustrated when she is found unconscious by a group of nuns on the shore of the Han River. When Young Mi wakes up she suffers amnesia and has lost almost all memory of her past.

The drama ends with a happy reconciliation between Young Mi and Sun Mi, who cries beside Young Mi asking forgiveness for the misunderstanding between them since they met. Finally Hyong Chul swears eternal love and proposes to Sun Mi right in the middle of a street.

Kelly Clarkson – My Life Would Suck Without You

Kelly Brianne Clarkson or KELLY CLARKSON (born April 24, 1982), is an American pop rock singer, songwriter, and occasional actress. Clarkson made her debut under RCA Records after she won the highly-publicized first season of the television series American Idol in 2002.

She was originally marketed as a pop musician with her debut album Thankful (2003). With the release of her multi-platinum second album, Breakaway (2004), Clarkson moved to a more pop rock-oriented style of music. Clarkson’s third album, entitled My December, was released on June 26, 2007. According to Sony Music, Clarkson has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. Clarkson has had nine of her singles become Top ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Her first three albums have sold over 9.5 million copies in the United States. In 2008, she joined VH1’s list of 10 sexiest women of the new millennium at #8. She also hit #28 on Vh1’s Top 30 Hottest Rock Front Women. As of 2008 she is one of the 10 most played artists on adult contemporary radio. Clarkson’s fourth album titled All I Ever Wanted was released on March 10, 2009. Her latest single, “My Life Would Suck Without You”, advanced from No. 97 to No. 1 on the Hot 100 in its first week of release, breaking the record for the largest leap to the position in chart history. She is currently the only American Idol contestant to have reached number one in the UK. She claimed number one on March 1st 2009 when “My Life Would Suck Without You” debuted number one on downloads alone.

Here’s Kelly Clarkson‘s latest single, ‘My Life Would Suck with You‘, which she performed at the 1st Elimination of American Idol Season 9.

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