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Angat Buhay Hope Cards, Bili Na!

Ipadama ang pakikiisa, #IpasaAngPagasa gamit ang ating ✨ Angat Buhay Hope Cards ✨ We have partnered with Robert Alejandro to create hope cards that you can share to family and friends, perfect for all seasons!  For every purchase, Iskaparate will donate 100% of its sales to Angat Buhay for our partner communities and advocacies.  Sulit na sulit ang bawat set na mayroong 12 hope cards at 4 na design, sa halagang 899Php! Available na ito sa: 🛒 Iskaparate ( 🛒 Museo ng Pag-asa Gift Shop  Magkakaroon din tayo ng single hope cards sa halagang 80Php, abangan lang ang ibang detalye sa ating page.  I-add to cart na, at i-share mo na rin sa mga kakilala! 😊

Happy First Anniversary | First Ever Party!

Its been a while since the re-launching of our website last December 31, 2007 and now its our First Anniversary and we are excited to get the party started! We want to thank all our sponsors,visitors, subscribers and to all who supported us all the way. You hear sounds, you see colors. But you do not stop there. You play with your creative imagination as you build air Castles in the sand and paint it with the brightest tints to make yourself a paradise. This is not a mere FANTASY. This is REALITY viewed in a LIGHTER shade. Leaving the anxieties behind and explore the worlds surprises. Even the little things you used to ignore can bring a brilliant meaning to your existence. With such discovery, mirth slowly fill your soul like the drifting of time. And when you grow old, let there be a memento that will strike the chord back to the good old days. Let iKUWADERNO serve its purpose. Wounded. Dejected. Shattered into bitter fragments. It may have happened. Or the disaster is yet to come. N

Trying to prevent lymphedema after breast cancer

WASHINGTON -Hospitals in about a dozen US states are testing whether some simple steps, such as arm-strengthening exercises, could reduce the risk of one of breast cancer's troubling legacies _ the painful and sometimes severe arm swelling called lymphedema. Lymphedema has long been a neglected side effect of cancer surgery and radiation: Many women say they never were warned, even though spotting this problem early improves outcomes. And while less invasive surgical techniques mean fewer breast cancer patients today than just a few years ago should face lymphedema, it's a lingering threat for tens of thousands of survivors because it can strike two decades after their tumor was treated. "I have ladies tell me the lymphedema is much worse than their cancer because the cancer's cured," says Dr. Electra Paskett, an epidemiologist at Ohio State University who is leading the first-of-its-kind research into possible protective steps. Among them: Wearing elastic sleeves

New Year's Eve 'sex party' hit

Agence France-Presse|KUALA LUMPUR -Malaysian authorities have condemned rumoured plans for a New Year's Eve sex party at a remote beach, while police warned the "no-underwear" event could be a con job. Newspaper reports said the party for the under-40s, to be held in southern Johor state bordering Singapore, was being advertised through a website that asked for 250 ringgit (72 dollars) as an entrance fee. "A sex party is against our culture and religion and if it went on, it would damage the country's reputation worldwide," Tourism Minister Azalina Othman said according to the New Straits Times newspaper on Tuesday. "There are other events organised to usher the New Year which are hip, fun and suitable to our culture." Party organisers had reportedly said that male guests were banned from wearing briefs to the event, while women were only permitted to wear G-string underwear which had to be removed after midnight. Johor criminal investigation depar

Pacquiao dominates ESPN Star Sports polls

With hours to go before the results of ESPN Star Sports online poll results are announced in its "Champion of Champions" survey, Filipino ring idol and national treasure Manny Pacquiao dominates the latest numbers released. As of last report Pacquiao had garnered 90.75 of the votes cast while Malaysia's squash queen Nicol David had a mere 9.25 percent. The results of the "Champion of Champions" survey will be announced on ESPN Sportscenter tonight. Meantime in the ESPN All SportsNation Team where the public was asked to choose the five to athletes in the world in 2008, Pacquiao was again a runaway leader with a massive 98.1 percent of the votes tallied so far. Beijing Olympic Games swimming sensation Michael Phelps who won a record-breaking eight gold medals was second with 1.6percent of the votes followed by sprinter Usain Bolt with 1.3, NBA superstar Kobe Bryant 1.1 and golfing great Tiger Woods with 1.0 percent.(ABS-CBN News)

Madonna biggest 2008 N. American tour attraction

Reuters | LOS ANGELES -Madonna's "Sticky & Sweet" concert tour was the biggest-grossing music tour of 2008 in North America, raking in $105.3 million, concert tracking magazine Pollstar said on Monday. The Material Girl, whose 58-show world tour finished in Brazil last week, was closely followed by another solo diva -- Canadian-born Celine Dion, who made $94 million in North America from her first tour since ending an almost five-year residency in Las Vegas a year ago. Rock veterans The Eagles were third on Pollstar's list, grossing $73.4 million for their tour to support possibly their last studio album "Long Road out of Eden". Country music star Kenny Chesney ($72.2million) and rock band Bon Jovi ($70.4 million) came in fourth and fifth. The Top 10 grossing tours of North America were rounded out by Bruce Springsteen and the E street band ($69.3million), Neil Diamond ($59.8 million), Rascal Flatts ($55.8 million), The Police ($48.0million) and veteran

ABS-CBN: No truth to Web rumors of "Twilight" adaptation  |  ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation said there is no truth to the Internet buzz about the company doing a local version of the hit movie/novel "Twilight". "There is no truth to the Web reports, particularly in the Perez Hilton blogsite, that ABS-CBN is doing a local adaptation of "Twilight". ABS-CBN will be the first to announce if it is, in fact doing so," according to ABS-CBN Corporate Communications' Bong Osorio. Last week, did a story on an Internet report about the adaptation. The prospect of a local adaptation of "Twilight" has caused a lot of discussion, sometimes heated, on various Internet discussion fora.

Chinese dairy firms to pay out millions to milk victims: state media

Agence France-Presse  | BEIJING - Twenty-two Chinese dairy firms will pay 160 million dollars into a compensation fund for families of babies that died or fell ill after drinking tainted milk, state media said Monday. Families of children who died after being given the adulterated formula will each receive 200,000 yuan (29,000 dollars) from the fund, the China Daily newspaper reported. Parents of infants who were hospitalized will get between 30,000 and 50,000 yuan, it said. At least six babies in China died this year and another 294,000 fell ill after drinking milk laced with the industrial chemical melamine, which is normally used to make plastic. Melamine was mixed into the watered-down milk to make it appear richer in protein. But the chemical caused severe kidney problems and urinary tract problems in babies who drank the tainted milk powder. The scandal, which emerged in September after initially being covered up, shook the foundations of a Chinese food industry that was already

Pacquiao amasses huge lead in ESPN’s ‘champ of champs’

MANILA, Philippines – Might as well add the  ESPN Star Sports'  Champion of Champions’ title to Manny Pacquiao’s growing list of achievements. Pacquiao, who fought in three weight divisions to go 3-0 in 2008, could very well be the winner of the online poll contest as he enjoys a huge lead over Malaysian squash player Nicol David. As of Saturday, results of the online poll gave Pacquiao an overwhelming 80.74 lead over Nicol. The Filipino boxing icon garnered 90.73 percent of the votes while the world’s top ranked squash player earned 9.63 percent. Pacquiao made history in 2008 when he became the first Asian to wear four world titles in three different weight divisions. He is the reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) and The Ring magazine’s super featherweight champion after beating Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez in a split decision on March 15. He then added the WBC lightweight belt after scoring a ninth-round knockout win over David Diaz on June 28. But what made Pacquiao sort of a dem

Yahoo! Top 10 Fighters of the Year

The race for the 2008 Fighter of the Year award is not much of a race at all. It’s about as competitive as the 1973 Belmont, when the great Secretariat won by 31 lengths, or the 1940 NFL championship game, when the  Chicago Bears  routed the Washington Redskins  73-0. Picking the winner this year is as easy as falling asleep on the couch after a large holiday meal. It doesn’t take much effort. But there were plenty of good individual performances in 2008, so we’ll count them down from No. 10 to No. 1, when we pick our Yahoo! Sports Fighter of the Year.-By  Kevin Iole , Yahoo! Sports Here are the top 10 fighters of 2008 courtesy of Yahoo! Sports! 10. David Haye, heavyweight contender (22-1, 21 KOs) 9. Vic Darchinyan, IBF-WBA-WBC flyweight champion (31-1-1, 25 KOs) 8. Arthur Abraham, IBF middleweight champion (28-0, 23 KOs) 7. Chad Dawson, IBF light heavyweight champion (27-0, 17 KOs) 6. Bernard Hopkins, light heavyweight contender (49-5-1, 32 KOs) 5. Joe Calzaghe, Ring Magazine light he

Yet Another Top 10 List of Best Movies for 2008

The website has compiled it's best movies for 2008. 1 "The Visitor":  What starts as a swell little slice-of-life about a grief-worn widower (Oscar hopeful Richard Jenkins) who learns to play the drums from a friendly Arab (Haaz Sleiman) ultimately becomes something else - a white-hot polemic that aims to change or enhance your feelings about immigration. (Oh, is THAT all?) But like a shrewd salesman who keeps his suitcase out of view, writer-director Thomas McCarthy doesn't start with the hard sell. He seduces us with a beautifully written story of friendship, revealing the embedded deportation drama only when we're nice and disarmed. Sneaky! Ultimately, we're obliged to accept the director's vision of immigration - not as a question of politics, but a fact of interpersonal America necessity. And he does it with breathtaking conviction. 2 "The Dark Knight":  Dreadful, and I mean that in the most complimentary sense. Gambling the res

Time's Top 10 Dog Movies of All Time

Here are the Top 10 Dog Movies of all time compiled by Lassie Come Home (1943) Lady and the Tramp (1955) Old Yeller (1957) 101 Dalmatians (1961) Cujo (1983) The Adventures of Milo & Otis (1986) Turner & Hooch (1989) Beethoven (1992) Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993) Best in Show (2000) SOURCE:

Wal-Mart to start selling iPhones on Sunday

Reuters  | CHICAGO – Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Friday it will start selling certain models of Apple Inc's iPhone on Sunday, but the popular cell phones will not priced as low as some anticipated. Wal-Mart plans to sell the black 8-gigabyte iPhone 3G model, which holds about 2,000 songs, for $197. The 16-gigabyte model, in black or white, will be priced at $297. All of the phones require a new two-year service agreement from AT&T Inc or a qualified upgrade, Wal-Mart said. Wal-Mart also said its stores could match local competitors' advertised prices during a promotional period. Numerous websites had previously speculated that Apple would offer a 4-gigabyte model of the iPhone for $99 at Wal-Mart stores. The phones will be available in nearly 2,500 stores beginning Sunday, December 28.

Top 10 places to usher in the New Year

Reuters Life!  | SYDNEY (Reuters Life!) - Food, fireworks or freezing. Cities around the world have different ways of celebrating New Year's Eve and seeing in the new year. Travel website ( ) has come up with a list of the top 10 places to usher in the New Year. This list is not endorsed by Reuters. "When it comes to New Years, most people seem to either love it or absolutely hate it, so we decided to offer choices that will both excite the optimist and at the very least, amuse the pessimist," said general manager Giampiero Ambrosi. 1. Coney Island; Brooklyn, New York Although most people associate New York with the ball dropping in Times Square, an even crazier celebration takes place on January 1. The Coney Island Polar Bear Club uses the day to take a dip in the freezing waters of the Atlantic. 2. Sydney, Australia Few cities can compete with the fireworks displays in Sydney. Not only are revelers treated to seeing the iconic h

MMFF 2008 Box Office Results (1st and 2nd Day)

Here are the 1st and 2nd Day Nationwide Sales of the Metro Manila Film Fest (MMFF) 2008 entries: 1st Day: 1. Ang Tanging Ina N’yong Lahat - 20.9 million pesos 2. Iskul Bukol… 20 Years After - 18.9 million pesos 3. Shake Rattle and Roll X - 13.1 million pesos 4. Desperadas 2 - 7.0 million pesos 5. Baler - 5.3 million pesos 6. One Night Only - 1.5 million pesos 7. Dayo - 1.2 million pesos 8. Magkaibigan - 0.6 million pesos 2nd Day: 1. Ang Tanging Ina N’yong Lahat - 41 million pesos 2. Iskul Bukol… 20 Years After - 35.6 million pesos 3. Shake Rattle and Roll X - 22.9 million pesos 4. Baler - 15.2 million pesos 5. Desperadas 2 - 12.5 million pesos 6. One Night Only - 2.7 million pesos 7. Dayo - 2.2 million pesos 8. Magkaibigan - 1 million pesos

MMFF 2008 Awards Night Complete List of Winners

Here are the winners of the recently concluded 34th Metro Manila FilmFestival (MMFF) 2008 awards night held at the Sofitel Hotel in Manila. The Movie "Baler" dominated the list.   Best Director - Mark Meily (Baler) Best Screenplay - Baler Gatpuno Antonio Villegas Cultural Award - Antonio Villegas (Baler) Best Supporting Actress - Manilyn Reynes (One Night Only) Best Supporting Actor - Philip Salvador (Baler) Best Actor - Christopher De Leon (Magkaibigan) Best Actress - Anne Curtis (Baler) 3rd Best Festival Picture - Iskul Bukol 20 Years After 2nd Best Festival Picture - Tanging Ina N’yong Lahat Best Picture - Baler Best Cinematography - Lee Meily (Baler) Best Production Design - Aped Santos (Baler) Best Editing - Danny Anonuevo (Baler) Best Visual Effects - Robert Quilao (Dayo: Sa Mundo ng Elementalia) Best Busical Score - Jessie Lasaten (Dayo: Sa Mundo ng Elementalia) Best Theme Song - “Lipad” by Jessie Lasaten and Artemio Abad Jr., performed by Lea Salonga (Dayo: Sa Mundo n

RPG- Philippines' First 3D-Animated Film by Star Cinema

The movie is produced by Star Cinema and ABS-CBN and it's about a young boy who gets thrown into the world of an MMORPG! Here is the trailer of the movie: httpv:// For more about the movie visit

5,000-10,000 new Twitter accounts a day

Agence France-Presse|WASHINGTON - Micro-blogging service Twitter is gaining 5,000 to 10,000 new accounts a day and most of its users have joined this year, according to a study released on Tuesday. Internet marketing company HubSpot, in a "State of the Twittersphere" report, said 70percent of the estimated four to five million people using Twitter have signed up in 2008 and 20percent have joined in the last 60 days. It said the average user has been on the real-time short-messaging service for about 275 days. "A year ago Twitter was a relatively small community of techies and Web 2.0 geeks, now it is going mainstream," the report said. "Twitter is not only being talked about and used by a lot more people, but more and more marketing industry events and conferences are using Twitter as a standard means of communication," it said. HubSpot said 35percent of Twitter users have 10 or fewer "followers" --people who subscribe to receive their 140-charac

ABS-CBN bags rights for local 'Twilight' remake

Filipino fans of Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series will soon have another reason to celebrate after broadcasting giant ABS-CBN bagged the exclusive rights to make a local television series based on the vampire novels. Initial reports said ABS-CBN paid $1 million with co-producer Ignite Media for the rights to the Twilight series. The new series, tentatively titled "Takipsilim", will reunite the onscreen tandem of Rayver Cruz and Shaina Magdayao. Taping for the series will start February of next year. Some parts of the series will be shot abroad and the other locations include Tagaytay, Bukidnon and Baguio. The series will be directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina.

Pacquiao is WBC's Boxer of the Year | The Philippines' Pambansang Kamao (National Fist) Manny Pacquiao continues to reap accolades for the country after being voted the World Boxing Council's Boxer of the Year for 2008. Pacquiao won the WBC super featherweight world title by decision against defending champion Juan Manuel Marquez in March, then won the WBC lightweight world title by TKO against defending champion David Diaz three months later in June. He finished the year with a sensational TKO win against Oscar De La Hoya in the welterweight division earlier this month. Other notable mentions chosen by the WBC Board of Governors are as follows: HONORABLE MENTION BOXER OF THE YEAR Edgar Sosa, Mexico : Edgar successfully defended the WBC light flyweight world title four times, defeating top level opponents which included mandatory challenger Juanito Rubillar of the Philippines in November. COMEBACK OF THE DECADE Vitali Klitschko, Ukraine : He came back as WBC Emeritus Champion in the heavyweight di

Chinese tainted milk company declared bankrupt

Agence France-Presse|WELLINGTON - The Chinese firm that sparked a nationwide tainted milk crisis that made nearly 300,000 children ill and killed six has been declared bankrupt, New Zealand shareholder Fonterra said Wednesday. A court in Shijiazhuang in the northern province of Hebei had issued a bankruptcy order against Sanlu Group, the company whose melamine-tainted baby formula triggered the crisis in September, said Fonterra. The world's biggest international trader of dairy products, Fonterra held a 43percent stake in Sanlu, one of 22 dairy companies identified as selling toxic milk products. "This bankruptcy order is not a surprise to us. We were aware that Sanlu was in a very difficult situation and faced mounting debts as a result of the melamine contamination crisis," said Fonterra chief executive Andrew Ferrier. Sanlu would be managed by a court-appointed receiver who would assume responsibility for selling the company's assets and payment of creditors over

Baguio, City of Poinsettias?

With is beautiful, bright red star shaped flowers, no doubt that it is considered one of the many tourist attractions here in Baguio. Thousand or maybe millions bloom on the month of December. Poinsettia is also known as "Flame Leaf" or "Flower of the Holy Night". The name says it all! Here's the legend of Poinsettia: The legend of the poinsettia comes from Mexico. It tells of a girl named Maria and her little brother Pablo. They were very poor but always looked forward to the Christmas festival. Each year a large manger scene was set up in the village church, and the days before Christmas were filled with parades and parties. The two children loved Christmas but were always saddened because they had no money to buy presents. They especially wished that they could give something to the church for the Baby Jesus. But they had nothing. One Christmas Eve, Maria and Pablo set out for church to attend the service. On their way they picked some weeds growing along th

Merry Christmas Around the World

Andorra (AD) Bon Nadal United Arab Emirates (AE) I'd miilad said oua sana saida Afghanistan (AF) De Christmas akhtar de bakhtawar au newai kal de mubarak sha Antigua and Barbuda (AG) Merry Christmas Anguilla (AI) Merry Christmas Albania (AL) Gézuar Krishlindjet Armenia (AM) Shnorhavor Sourp Dzunount Netherlands Antilles (AN) Bon Pasco, Bon Anja Angola (AO) Boas Festas Argentina (AR) ¡Feliz Navidad! American Samoa (AS) Ia Manuia Le Kilisimasi Austria (AT) Frohe Weihnachten Australia (AU) Happy Christmas Aruba (AW) Bon Pasco, Bon Anja Azerbaijan (AZ) Tezze Iliniz Yahsi Olsun Bosnia and Herzegowina (BA) Sretan Bozic Barbados (BB) Merry Christmas Bangladesh (BD) Shuvo Baro Din Belgium (BE) Zalig Kerstfeest Burkina Faso (BF) Joyeux Noel Bulgaria (BG) Vessela Koleda Bahrain (BH) Mboni Chrismen Burundi (BI) Noeli Nziza, Joyeux Noel, Benin (BJ) Joyeux Noel Bermuda (BM) Merry Christmas Brunei Darussalam (BN) Selamat Hari Natal Bolivia (BO) Feliz Navidad Brazil (BR) Feliz Natal Bahamas (BS)

Christmas in Bethlehem to be streamed live online

BETHLEHEM, West Bank - Christmas in Bethlehem will be streamed live on the Internet this year. A Christian online broadcast provider says it plans to offer a live Webcast showing Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity and the adjoining Manger Square. It says the Webcast will begin on Christmas Eve and run through Christmas and will include midnight Mass. The streaming Webcast will be played on The Jerusalem-based provider said Tuesday that the Bethlehem online broadcast will be replayed on its Web site after Christmas in case people miss it on Wednesday and Thursday. The broadcaster also has offered live Webcasts of other Christian holy sites in Jerusalem including the Mount of Olives. -AP

'Silent Night', The World's Most Famous Christmas Carol is 190 y/o

OBERNDORF - Born on a cold night in the chapel of a small Austrian village, "Silent Night," the world's most famous Christmas carol, is celebrating its 190th anniversary. The song, known as "Stille Nacht" in the original German, was first performed on December 24, 1818, in the tiny hamlet of Oberndorf, as a local assistant priest, Joseph Mohr, sought to comfort his flock, racked by poverty and misery in the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars. "He asked his friend Franz Xaver Gruber, a teacher, to compose the music for six verses he had written two years prior, and they performed the song together at mass with the help of a simple guitar," says Renate Ebeling-Winkler, a historian and expert on the topic. The song was an immediate success but remained a secret for many years, until an organ delivery man from Tyrol took note of it on his way through the village. It soon became a favorite with Tyrolean singers, travelling up and down the continent in the win

TV Ratings (Dec. 15-21, 2008) in Mega Manila areas only

Here are the comparative TV ratings of ABS-CBN and GMA-7 programs from December 15 to 21 based on the overnight ratings of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households: December 15, Monday Non-Primetime: SiS (GMA-7) 9.4%; Boy & Kris (ABS-CBN) 5.6% Rosalinda (GMA-7) 12.4%; Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 13.7% Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 20.4%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 15.8% Una Kang Naging Akin (GMA-7) 21.8%; Saan Darating ang Umaga? (GMA-7) 22.1%; Pieta (ABS-CBN) 12.6% Daisy Siete (GMA-7) 14.6%; La Traicion (ABS-CBN) 9.1%; Las Tontas (ABS-CBN) 5.5% Primetime: Family Feud (GMA-7) 18.5%; Kapamilya, Deal Or No Deal (ABS-CBN) 15.8% 24 Oras (GMA-7) 31.1%; TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 22.8% Luna Mystika (GMA-7) 32.7%; Dyosa (ABS-CBN) 22.2% Gagambino (GMA-7) 30%; I Love Betty La Fea (ABS-CBN) 21.8% Lalola (GMA-7) 26.4%; Eva Fonda (ABS-CBN) 21.6% Money War (GMA-7) 19.4%; Pinoy Fear Factor (ABS-CBN) 18.9% Ripley's Believe It Or Not (GMA-7) 14.9% Precious Time (ABS-CBN) 9.5% Saksi (GMA-7) 10.8%; B

Parekoy on ABS-CBN

Cast: John Prats, Zanjoe Marudo, Jayson Gainza, Angelu de Leon, Bobby Andrews, Dennis Padilla, Long Mejia, Tetchie Agbayani, Maria Isabel Lopez, Igi Boy Flores, Mikylla Ramirez Director: Randy Santiago The afternoon timeslot has often been associated with drama shows, either of the Tagalog or Mexican telenovela variety. ABS-CBN plans to change that with the program Parekoy, a comedy that runs for only 30 minutes like American sitcoms instead of the usual hour-long show. The show's creators describe it as a komediserye, something with a "structure of a teleserye, but the feel and look of a sitcom." The series is about the misadventures of friends Joseph, Mario, and Jess (John Prats, Zanjoe Marudo and Jayson Gainza, respectively) and how they think up ingenuous ways to help people in need. A fourth member of their barkada, Ringo, died when they were just teenagers. Ringo's death holds the key to a mystery that will unravel as the story goes along. Think of the show as a

Michael Jackson camp denies health problems

Reuters | LOS ANGELES - A spokesman for Michael Jackson released a statement on Monday denying as a "total fabrication" a report claiming that the former King of Pop needs a lung transplant due to a rare respiratory disease. The statement, attributed to Jackson's "official and sole spokesperson, Dr. Tohme Tohme" and issued by Los Angeles firm Scoop Marketing, cites an interview with writer Ian Halperin in British newspaper the Sunday Express in which Halperin said Jackson was suffering from Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency. Halperin, who is at work on an unauthorized biography of the singer, also claims Jackson can barely speak, suffers from emphysema and internal bleeding, and has lost 95 percent of the vision in his left eye. "Concerning this author's allegations, we would hope in the future that legitimate media will not continue to be exploited by such an obvious attempt to promote this unauthorized 'biography,'" said the statement attrib

Moment of Truth (FM Static) Music and Lyrics

Here we are, in the best years of our lives. With no way of knowing, when the whee'll stop spinning cause we don't know where we're going... and here we are, on the best day of our lives. And it's a go, lets make it last, so cheers you all to that, 'cause this moment's never comin' back I used to know her brother, but I never knew I loved her, 'till the day she laid her eyes on me. Now I'm jumpin' up and down, she's the only one around, and she means every little thing to me I've got your picture in my wallet, and your Phone number to call it, and I miss you more, Whenever I think about you,. I've got your mixed tape in my Walkman, been so long since we've been talkin' and in a few more days, we'll both hook up, forever and ever And here I am, on the west coast of America and I've been tryin' to think for weeks of all the ways to ask you, And now I've brought you to the place, Where I've poured my heart out

Michael Jackson Battling Potentially Fatal Illness

Michael Jackson is reportedly in desperate need of an emergency transplant operation to save his life from a rare lung condition, according to the author of a new biography of the singer. Best-selling author Ian Halperin has completed a book about Jackson's life, which claims that the pop icon, 50, suffers from Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, a potentially fatal genetic illness, as well as emphysema and gastrointestinal bleeding. He's had it for years, but it's gotten worse, Halperin told In Touch magazine. He needs a lung transplant but may be too weak to go through with it... [But] it's the [gastrointestinal] bleeding that is the most problematic part. It could kill him. Halperin also claims that the Thriller and Bad singer can barely speak and is 95-percent blind in his left eye. Earlier this year, Jackson was photographed in a wheelchair. A few weeks ago, he was spotted receiving help walking, while wearing a Zorro style mask. Jackson's rep was not available for

Top 10 Scientific Discoveries Of 2008

Here is Time Magazine Top 10 Scientific Discoveries of 2008: 1. Large Hadron Collider Good news! The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) -the massive particle accelerator straddling the Swiss-French border - didn't destroy the world! The bad news: The contraption didn't really work either. In September, the 17-mile collider was switched on for the first time, putting to rest the febrile webchatter that the machine would create an artificial black hole capable of swallowing the planet or at least a sizeable piece of Europe - a bad day no matter what. No lucid observer ever thought that would really happen, but what they did expect was that the LHC would operate as advertised, recreating conditions not seen since instants after the Big Bang and giving physicists a peek into those long-vanished moments. Things looked good at first, until a helium leak caused the collider to shut down after less than two weeks. Repairs are underway and the particles should begin spinning again sometime in

Top 10 Video Games of 2008 put together the best video games of 2008. Here's the Top 10 Video Games of 2008: 1. Grand Theft Auto IV 2. Braid (video at left) 3. Little Big Planet 4. Rock Band 2 5. Gears of War 2 6. Dead Space 7. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 8. Hunted Forever (Flash) 9. Fieldrunners (iPhone app) 10. Spore

Top 10 Movies of 2008

TIME put together the best films of 2008 and "Wall-E" topped their list. Here's the list of Top 10 Movies of 2008: 1. WALL-E 2. Synecdoche, New York 3. My Winnipeg 4. 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days 5. Milk 6. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 7. Slumdog Millionaire 8. Iron Man 9. Speed Racer 10. Encounters at the End of the World.

Top 10 Gadgets of 2008

Here's the Top 10 List of Gadgets for 2008 courtesy of 1. Optoma Pico PK-101 2. Mitsubishi LaserVue 65-inch HDTV 3. Apple iPhone 3G 4. Nikon D90 5. FoxL Bluetooth Speaker 6. Sennheiser MX W1 Wireless Headphones 7. Flip MinoHD 8. Kindle Roku 9. Netflix Box 10. Sony Playstation "Home" for PS3

Top 10 Viral Videos of 2008

Time Magazine has listed the Top 10 Viral Videos of 2008. 1. Where The Hell Is Matt? (2008) Matt is a 32-year-old deadbeat from Connecticut who used to think that all he ever wanted to do in life was make and play videogames. In February of 2003, he quit his job in Brisbane, Australia and used the money he'd saved to wander around Asia until it ran out. In his latest video, Harding visits 42countries over 14 months and invites the locals to join in the fun. 2. Western Spaghetti Western Spaghetti is wonderful stop-motion short from the geniuses at PES. The ingeniously inedible meal is the work of Adam Pesapane, 35, a digital artist in New York City who goes by the nickname PES. 3. Christian The Lion Christian was a lion originally purchased by Australians John Rendall and Anthony 'Ace' Bourke from Harrods department store of London in 1969 and ultimately reintroduced to the wild. 4. Hamster on a Piano (Eating Popcorn) White hamster lying on his back atop a keyboard, made fam

'Pasko Na, Kapamilya!': The ABS-CBN 2008 Christmas Special

Technorati Profile In keeping with an annual tradition and to celebrate of its 55th year in the broadcasting industry, ABS-CBN gives a special Christmas presentation to Filipinos titled Pasko Na, Kapamilya! The TV special, which was taped at the Araneta Coliseum last week, will be shown tonight, December 21. Kapamilya loveteams like Robi Domingo and Nicole Uysiuseng, Gerald Anderson and Kim Chiu, Sam Milby and Anne Curtis, John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo, and Jericho Rosales and Kristine Hermosa rekindle the romance as they serenade viewers with romantic songs in time for the holidays. In addition, finalists of ABS-CBN's singing talent-search programs such as Star In A Million, Pinoy Dream Academy, and Little Big Stars, and PDA: Little Dreamers sing a medley of popular songs of Christmas. Watch also for the Kapamilya balladeers like Mark Bautista, Christian Bautista, Erik Santos, Jed Madela, and Bugoy Drilon as they relive the original Pinoy music shared by the late National Artist

Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) 2009 | List of Nominees

Here are the complete list of nominees for the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2009: Theatrical Motion Pictures: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Richard Jenkins-The Visitor, Frank Langella-Frost/Nixon, Sean Penn-Milk, Brad Pitt-The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Mickey Rourke-The Wrestler Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Anne Hathaway-Rachel Getting Married, Angelina Jolie-Changeling, Melissa Leo-Frozen River, Meryl Streep-Doubt, Kate Winslet-Revolutionary Road Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Josh Brolin-Milk, Robert Downey Jr.-Tropic Thunder, Philip Seymour Hoffman-Doubt,Heath Ledger-The Dark Knight,Dev Patel-Slumdog Millionaire Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role Amy Adams-Doubt, Penélope Cruz-Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Viola Davis-Doubt, Taraji P. Henson-The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Kate Winslet-The Reader Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Video games may do the aging brain good

Reuters Health | NEW YORK - Older adults might want to take an interest in their grandchildren's' video games, if early research on the brain benefits of gaming is correct. In a study of 40adults in their 60s and 70s, researchers found that those who learned to play a strategy-heavy video game improved their scores on a number of tests of cognitive function. Men and women who trained in the game for about a month showed gains in tests of memory, reasoning and the ability to "multi-task." The findings suggest that video games that keep players "on their toes" might help older adults keep their brains sharp, the researchers report in the journal Psychology and Aging. This is the first published study to suggest as much, so it's important not to overstate the findings, said senior researcher Dr. Arthur F. Kramer, a professor of psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Still, he told Reuters Health, the results are "very promising,&

Top 10 unusual stores for holiday gifts

Reuters Life! | NEW YORK - For shoppers looking for a store with a bit of a difference for holiday gifts, web site ( has compiled a list of 10 of the more unusual spots to fill the Christmas stocking. This list is not endorsed by Reuters: 1. Unclaimed Baggage Center; Scottsboro, Alabama Culled from the bags of travelers who, for whatever reason, never claimed their luggage, the store carries everything from cameras to canvases at bargain prices. 2. ABC Carpet and Home; New York City, New York Selling everything from vintage furniture to environmentally friendly bedding, this almost 350,000-square foot home emporium is a favorite among in-the-know New Yorkers. 3. Deyrolle; Paris, France In business since 1831, this taxidermy store carries everything from stuffed zebras and black crows to anatomy posters to mounted butterflies. A fire this year destroyed a large amount of the shop's stock and the owner has vowed to rebuild. 4. The Norwegian B

Irish rock band U2 to release new album in March

Reuters | LOS ANGELES - Irish rockers U2 have named their new album "No Line On The Horizon," and will release it worldwide in early March, their label said on Thursday. The quartet's 12th studio album was originally expected to be released by the end of this year, but the band announced in September that it would keep writing more tunes. Recording took place in Morocco, Dublin, New York and London. Interscope Records will release "No Line On The Horizon" internationally on March 2, and a day later in North America. It marks the follow-up to "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb," which was released in late 2004 and went on to sell 9 million copies worldwide, according to Interscope. It also garnered U2 their second album of the year Grammy, following 1987's "The Joshua Tree." The new album was produced by long-time collaborators Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois, with additional production by Steve Lillywhite. Tunes recorded in 2006 with producer R

Mrs Philippines 2009 Winners (Official List)

Here are the winners of the Mrs. Philippines Pageant held last December 17, at the Aliw Theater. Mrs Philippines Universe 2009 -Camilla Kim Galvez Mrs Philippines Globe 2009 - Maria Rafaela Yunon Belasco Mrs Philippines Earth 2009 - Ivy Glenda Malaluan Mrs Philippines World 2009 - Donabel Deinla Mrs Philippines Tourism 2009 - Mary Maureen Albarracin Mrs Philippines Asia 2009 - Rebekah Cantillero Mrs Philippines International 2009 -Leizelle Villanueva Mrs Philippines Galaxy 2009 - Analou Avecilla

296 pass December 2008 Dentist Licensure Exams

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has announced that 296 out of 708 passed the Dentist Licensure Examinations. The examinations were given by the Board of Dentistry in Manila this December 2008. The results were released in two (2) working days after the last day of examinations, said PRC. PRC also announced that registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will start on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 but not later than January 20, 2009. It said that those who will register are required to bring the following: - duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal, - current Community Tax Certificate (cedula), - 2 pieces passport size picture (colored with white background and complete name tag), - 1 piece 1" x 1" picture (colored with white background and complete name tag), - 2 sets of metered documentary stamps, and - 1 short brown envelope with name and profession. Each registrant also has to pay the initia