Angel's Herald

I Have A New Hobby

Posted by: Angelicum on Monday, February 23, 2009
First Person to guess what my new hobby is gets P1,000.00 (joke).

Who knew you could order it via LBC from Malabon?? lol

Back to blogging!!!

Sean Connery and Annie Leibovitz for Vuitton

Posted by: Angelicum on Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Sean Connery posed for Annie Leibovitz on a Louis Vuitton campaign, supporting the Climate Project. At 78, I think Sean is looking great! He looks younger than me. lol.

Click thumbnail for hi-res version

I'm a fan of Leibovitz's work and I think she's still on top of her game. As for the Waterproof Keepall, it has been on my wishlist for more than a year now, but I guess I won't be getting it anytime soon/or ever. Haha!

Photoshoot: YouthXchange Campaign (UNEP-YAFE)

Posted by: Angelicum on Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Behind the scenes pictures of our photoshoot for the YouthXchange Campaign, a project of the United Nations Environment Programme and Young Artists Fellowship for the Environment with support from United States Agency for International Development.

Photos grabbed from Ash, click here for more.

Leading this campaign is quite a demanding job but having worked with one of the best photographer and a proactive team of volunteers make it a lot easier. In fact, everyone involved in this shoot are volunteers, from the staffs, photographer and even the celebrities, all has dedicated their time and talent -pro-bono- to make the three-day photoshoot a success.

I'd like to thank first and foremost Ash, for not even thinking twice when I asked his potential involvement for the campaign, even if that means shooting more than 60-people in three days. I was attracted to this guy's portfolio long time ago and I couldn't be more prouder seeing him emerge as one of the industry's best, and all while still being grounded. Thanks so much Ash and Happy Birthday!!! Yay!

Thanks to Diwata of SEDP-USAID for proving her name right, a Diwata realizing our dreams =). All the models, artists (writers, dancers, singers, multi-media), athletes, students, young professionals, environmentalists and youth leaders who set best practices and deserves to represent their fields, thank you!

Digard Tuga, Dennis Celestial and Christian Garvida for assisting and squirting out creative juices.

To these physically fatal people who added a lot of asset and diversity to our campaign, thanks!!

The YouthXchange Ad Campaign is part of the UNEP-YAFE's effort of disseminating information on how to live a sustainable lifestyle. Education from this campaign will be published on a book written to be a training kit for young people on how to be a conscientious consumer and to spread awareness of how our small ways and efforts can influence others to co-exist fairly in the society and with the environment.

Outcome of these photos will be displayed as a gallery at the book launching event, it will also be exhibited on different schools, malls and on MRT stations come November.

This effort is not even a fundraiser, nor is it for anything else but spreading the word of environmental conservation and to encourage young people to be aware of their buying habits, to be aware what is behind the products or service they are about to have and to make smart choices and choose products that uses less labor and raw materials that degrade the environment and at some point other rmembers of the society.

Let's all go green!!

Unstoppable Charice

Posted by: Angelicum on Sunday, September 07, 2008
When Oprah calls you the most talented girl in the world, I think maybe it's true.. lol. I think it's a whole new level, like no one else is in there... LOL

One full episode about her.. I don't know how this tiny girl manage to hold it all together (logical and literal - head?) and still looks perfectly fine and calm on-cam. Just imagining a whole episode of Oprah dedicated to me gives me diarrhea, even if it will never happen in 1M lightyears. Hahah!

McDonalds Going Greasy Green

Posted by: Angelicum on Thursday, July 31, 2008
Via Perez Hilton:

Is this the wave of the future????

Police in Manila, Philippines are looking to convert their patrol cars to run on a mixture of diesel and used cooking oil from McDonald's, police officials and Mickey D's execs said Tuesday.

Because oil prices are so high, the project would convert cars in the city's financial district to run on a mix of 40 percent diesel and 60 percent cooking oil, its police chief.

Used cooking oil will be donated by financial district outlets of the Big Mac.

So does that mean that Manila will smell of french fries?

[Image via Getty Images]

Pepper Lunch In Shangri-la?

Posted by: Angelicum on Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I've been to Pepper Lunch twice and I think I'm missing a lot. I planned to dine every weekend to try and finish off as much varieties as possible. This is because Rockwell is so out of my way and my *****y schedule is very un-permitting.

Reading some threads on CVS' blog kind of assured me that the next branch will be in Shangri-la (jologs term coined by someone: e-shang. lol!), my second home and my only mall until recently.

So yeah, seeing this is one of the best news for the past hectic weeks:

Tita Chuva, you're definitely getting help from eager forces to achieve the secret. I am so praying.

Results: Nursing Board Exams

Posted by: Angelicum on Thursday, July 24, 2008
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Congrats to all my friends who passed! Yay!

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Posted by: Angelicum on Sunday, June 29, 2008
I'm missing Jamaica terribly and the projects I'm currently developing are for all-Jamaican clients and it makes me miss the place more. I miss:

Full Jamaican breakfast..

Montego Bay shore.. (Oh, hayaan niyo na minsan lang ako mag-post ng topless, hahaha!)

(Siyempre iyayabang ko nanaman 'to)

Anyway, myself and Jaevion, my business partner in Jamaica, are currently swamped with projects. This includes a website for the Jamaican Youth Advocacy Network (

and a book layout for French-Canadian author living in Kingston, L. Iona Halliman:

Click for hi-res version

Click the book cover for larger version and to know more about the book.

My newly-found SA/PS Mayette e-mailed me last night about this:

"Every year Walk Good Jamaica and Havaianas create a very special and exclusive design for the Jamaica Havaianas. These Havaianas can only be found in Jamaica and have become a collectors' item being renamed JA-HAVAIANAS".

So to pay homage for my favorite vacation place, I'm having a pair this week. Hihihi (,^^)!

HP's Marcus Belby Actor, Killed

Posted by: Angelicum on Sunday, May 25, 2008
The DailyMail is reporting today that Robert Knox, a young actor that is set to appear as Marcus Belby in the upcoming Half-Blood Prince movie of the Harry Potter series, was tragically killed in a stabbing incident in London.

According to police reports, 18-year-old Robert was defending his younger brother, 16-year-old Jamie Knox, at a bar in Sidcup.

A police spokesman has said that "A man aged 21 has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He is being held in custody."

On his HP character, Belby is a "thin and nervous-looking" boy. A candidate for the Slug Club because his Uncle Damocles invented Wolfsbane potion (HBP7).

Here are some of the newest photos from the Half Blood Prince.


I wonder if Belby will actually be seen on film. Major characters are always cut off, let alone someone who was merely mentioned in the book. My Brazilian friend, Fernando Bartuccio made it to Prisoner of Azkaban as extra, all I saw of him is his eyebrow. lol

That last Lucius Malfoy with Wolfhounds photo is very Annie Leibovitz for me, I like.

David Bet: Archuleta

Posted by: Angelicum on Wednesday, May 21, 2008
January 20, my bet is David Archuleta for this season of AI. February 2, David Cook became one of my top bets. Now they are competing for the finals and judging from their final performances a while ago, Archuleta will win the title.

I think the boy deserves to win. He's been singing since birth, thanks to his stage-father. Hahaha!

Who's your bet?

Shenanigans And Goings-On

Posted by: Angelicum on Saturday, May 17, 2008
So the past month is extremely toxic: We are on the final stage of publishing the UNEP-YAFE (United Nations Environment Programme and Young Artists Fellowship for the Environment) YouthXchange Book, and I am panicking on working for my travel documents for June (Glasgow, Scotland) and July (Sydney, Australia).

Now, the more detailed account, bishops and clergies, be ready.

I am happy that after a year in the making, the UNEP-YAFE YouthXchacnge book is in now on its final/publishing stage. UNEP-YAFE YouthXchange Book, is an initiative of The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in France, and headed in the Philippines by the Young Artists Fellowship for the Environment (YAFE). The YouthXchange book aims to be a ‘training kit’ for young Filipinos on how to live a sustainable lifestyle: tackling issues of ethical consumerism, fair trade, animal rights, children’s and women’s right, natural/organic living, awareness on human rights, and other pressing environmental and economic issues.

Our job is to translate and adapt the book in Filipino and in Filipino cases.

We are doing our best to release the book by June. We are also currently raising funds for additional copies of the book aside from the initial publication budget that we have. It's such a challenge. Fortunately, we were able to find help through our new interns from UP Los Baños (good and improving) and Mapua (we're helping them). This stage shows you how unprofessional companies and corporations in the Philippines are, to the extreme level of levels.

You see, I don't judge their response basing if they said yes or no. Company-A for example declined, but formally sent us a letter stating that their budget for two years is already allocated, very decently. Unlike other companies who will ask us to refax, re-email and resend by courier the letter we already sent them (Why? You lost them? What?), and later on decline saying they don't have funds for such projects to begin with (and we wouldn't know their response unless we call them back for updates).

The challenging part here is we have a new office, but in San Pedro, Laguna. That's 2-3 hours of travel back and forth everyday. Anyway I'm only coming twice a week. But still (-_-). I'm glad though we have a new office; super accessible too, it's just that freaking travel time. With this project, I am again experiencing having to walk in Recto, Baclaran, etc. to canvass for materials just as what I did in 2006 for UNV. It's a lot of fun unless at some point you realized you were lost.

We're in Recto yesterday afternoon and I heard from the car radio that by 2pm, there will be a typhoon. LOL. Anyhow, we managed to canvass in Recto but since no one is available to pick me up after, I was obliged to ride the jeep with my co-worker who went to her V.Cruz house; I had to stay up until the PUJ reach Metropoint Mall she said. I never saw the mall even after an hour; I decided to think I'm lost so I hopped down the PUJ on a very crowded wet market. It's really wet; they are selling clothes above the floods.

I walked for half an hour until I saw the end of LRT. Literally, it's the end, there's a weird defined cutting of the railway, I wish I brought my camera with me, but even if I have I don't think I can take photos there (snatchers). So I followed the railway and saw Metropoint Mall. Yay!

Sorry, but I think this mall should go, just like Ali Mall.

Good thing I saw this chain called Paotsin Dumplings, I never heard of it before. I chanced upon the menu and surprisingly, it's well-researched, something you can only get from chain a proprietor who travels well. I'm impressed to see two of me favorite rice on the menu: The Lemak Rice (cooked with Coconut Milk, used for Nasi Lemak) and The Hainanese Rice (cooked with Chicken Broth, used for Hainanese Chicken Rice).

Reminds me of the Nasi Lemak and Hainanese Chicken I made: Photos for Malay Satay Website.

My 'for home' made Nasi Lemak:

And AirAsia's Nasty Lemak. Hahaha!

I've done Hainanese Chicken at home twice but never got the opportunity to take photos. In the Philippines, I will suggest the Hainanese Chicken Rice of Penang Hill and Mandarin Hotel.

I'm supposed to make this blog longer, but it's 4:58am and I need to start preparing for San Pedro now (-_-). So my blog about Bishops and the Clergies, I will post later today.

Asian Man Fur

Posted by: Angelicum on Wednesday, April 30, 2008
My brother emailed me this comic strip:

Link: - Secret Asian Man

Austrian House Of Horror

Posted by: Angelicum on Tuesday, April 29, 2008
This news is so overwhelming, hence my pasting of CNN's comprehensive article and Dailymail's imagery studies.

  • Father says he held daughter prisoner for nearly 24 years, fathered 7 children
  • NEW: Police say Josef Fritzl forced her to write letter saying she had run away
  • The daughter, now 42, has been missing since 1984, when she was 18
  • Three children fathered by Fritzl imprisoned with daughter had never seen daylight
  • Raped daughter once bore twins, the other one died, Fritzl tossed body in the oven

AMSTETTEN, Austria (CNN) -- Three children freed from a cellar in which their mother had been imprisoned and raped by her own father for 24 years had never seen daylight, police in Austria have confirmed.

Police spokesman Franz Polzer told CNN that 73-year-old Josef Fritzl admitted holding his daughter, Elisabeth Fritzl, 42, hostage in the windowless cell and fathering seven children by her.

"The mother had memories [of the outside world] and got used to the situation," Polzer told a press conference Monday afternoon. "The others knew nothing else."

The main question reverberating from the small Austrian town: How could a man keep his daughter locked in his basement for 24 years, where she gave birth to seven of his children while her mother and three of those children lived upstairs without an inkling of the horrors in the cellar?

Fritzl explained Elisabeth's disappearance by saying she had run away from home, a story backed up by letters he forced Elisabeth to write, including one that begged her parents not to look for her.

Entrance to the Labyrinth

An example of how narrow the pathways are

Make-shift bathroom

Other letters made it seem the missing daughter had left the three children on the parents' doorstep -- when in fact they had been born in captivity in the family's basement.

Elisabeth told police that she and her three children Kerstin, 19; Stefan, 18; and Felix, 5, did not see the light of day during their entire time in captivity underneath the building in Amstetten, a rural town about 150 km (93 miles) west of Vienna.

Elisabeth is described as "very disturbed" and having trouble talking to police about her ordeal, reports CNN correspondent Fred Pleitgen. She went missing in 1984, when she was 18 years old, police have said.

More details also emerged at the news conference about the basement dungeon in which the daughter and her children were kept -- and how her father managed to keep them captive for more than two decades.

Floor plan

Aerial view of the place.
Outlined is the Labyrinth downstairs.

The authorities have revealed that the prison, constructed in the basement of the 1960s building, ran underneath both the building itself and the garden outside.

The entrance was via a small door, hidden behind cupboards in the basement, controlled by an electronic keyless-entry system. Polzer said that the prison was hard to find, even if someone was looking for it, and had been soundproofed.

"Even though they shouted and called they were not in a position to let anyone hear them," Polzer told the press conference.

Family Tree. Deceased son was tossed in the oven.

Polzer said that Fritzl made clear to his wife and other children that the area was out of bounds and they were not to go into the basement. He bought food and took it to his captives in the evening. Detectives made the grim discovery about the cellar earlier this month after Kerstin was hospitalized in Amstetten after falling unconscious and taken to a hospital in Amstetten by her grandfather with a SOS note from her mother hidden on her.

A DNA test was later carried out which revealed her grandfather, Josef Fritzl, was also her father, according to ORF, Austria's state-run news agency. That sparked a police investigation, which revealed that Fritzl fathered at least six children with his daughter, forcing her and three of the surviving children to live in the cellar of his house, according to ORF's Peter Schmitzberger.

On Sunday, police searched the hidden rooms where Fritzl admitted he kept his daughter and their children, including sleeping quarters, a kitchen and a bathroom, which Fritzl told police he built, Polzer said.

Amstetten police say they were put on Fritzl's trail following an anonymous tip off. They apprehended the pair on Saturday near the hospital and once police assured the daughter that she would never have contact with her father again, "she was able to tell the whole story," Schmitzberger said.

Elisabeth said her father began sexually abusing her at age 11. On August 8, 1984 -- weeks before she was reported missing -- her father enticed her into the basement, where he drugged her, put her in handcuffs and locked her in a room, she told police.

For the next 24 years, she was constantly raped by her father, resulting in the six surviving children, she said, according to the police statement. She also told police she gave birth to twins in 1996, but one of the babies died a few days later as a result of neglect, and Fritzl removed the infant's body and burned it in an oven.

She told police that only her father supplied her and her children with food and clothing, and that she did not think his wife knew anything about their situation Fritzl lived upstairs with his wife, Rosemarie, who police said had no idea about her husband's other family living in the cellar. The couple adopted three of the children that Fritzl had with his daughter, according to police. He told his wife that his missing daughter had dropped the unwanted children off at the house because she could not take care of them, police said.

When Kerstin fell ill, Fritzl apparently told his wife and the hospital that his "missing" daughter had dropped off the sick girl on his doorstep. In an effort to find out about Kerstin's condition, the hospital and police asked the media to put out a bulletin requesting any information about the girl or her missing mother, attorney general Gerhard Sedlacek told NTV.

Sometime later, Fritzl brought Elisabeth out of the cellar, telling his wife that she had returned home with her two children after a 24-year absence, police said. He took Elisabeth to the hospital to talk with doctors about Kerstin's condition, and at that point, authorities became aware of her situation, Sedlacek said.

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