Angel's Herald: December 2006

Red, Sober, Plain Bored

Posted by: Angelicum on Saturday, December 23, 2006
Boring times lead to picking a topic totally out of the Blue, or Red.

Why is Red so powerful? It's just different if a picture's major/main character is red. Aside from being the first color a human being discovers, Red also raised millions of USD$ in less than a day after Oprah and Bono campaigned the RED campaign for Africa. Imagine these powerful personalities collaborate with powerful technology hailstorms like iPod, or yet fashion empires like Gap, oh boy can we save Africa in one year or what?

And then, why is it that the Red guys always lead the Japanese-whatever color-groupie helmeted superheroes?

And speaking of out of the blue topics, a red-themed photography of mine which is out of the aligned border, a no no to photography.

And this one, what is this sticker doing here? I did a little search, it's a spa or surfing shop on a Spanish-speaking country, what is its business outside a Hong Kong shop? They don't have a branch in Hong Kong!

And an off-topic crap, I've noticed I'm always the only sober one, and the only plastic one if coke is not served.

I look really old there, but at least I eat. More recent pictures uploaded on my photos page under Misc.

New Years Eve - Hong Kong

Posted by: Angelicum on Friday, December 22, 2006
Sinong makaka-meet si Coco Lee at Jackie Chan???

Sinong maghohost ng Nokia New Year's Eve sa Hong Kong???

Oh yeash!

Other guests include Atomic Kitten, Jamaster A., Hacken Lee, Soler and many more! Other Nokia New Year's Eve Celebration will take place in Mumbai, Berlin, Rio and New York.

The Deathly Hollows

Posted by: Angelicum

NEW YORK (AP) -- We now have a title for Book VII: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."

Rowling's U.S. publisher, Scholastic Inc., released a brief statement Thursday announcing the name of the world's most anticipated children's book, the finale to her phenomenally popular fantasy series.

No publication date or other details were offered. Rowling is still working on the book, she explained on her Web site in an entry posted early Thursday.

"I'm now writing scenes that have been planned, in some cases, for a dozen years or even more," she wrote. "I don't think anyone who has not been in a similar situation can possibly know how this feels: I am alternately elated and overwrought. I both want, and don't want, to finish this book (don't worry, I will.)"

Rowling said she has been asked for years if she ever dreams she is in the boy wizard's world.

"The answer was 'no' until a few nights ago, when I had an epic dream in which I was, simultaneously, Harry and the narrator," she wrote.

"Perhaps I should cut back on the caffeine?" she joked.

Rowling also said she saw a 20-minute preview of the fifth Harry Potter film, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," which she said "looks fantastic." The latest movie in the blockbuster series will be released in July.

Meanwhile, she set up a test for her Potter fans if they want to find the title for themselves.

If you go to her home pageexternal link, click on the eraser and you will be taken to a room -- you'll see a window, a door and a mirror.

In the mirror, you'll see a hallway. Click on the farthest doorknob and look for the Christmas tree. They click on the center of the door next to the mirror and a wreath appears. Then click on the top of the mirror and you'll see a garland.

Look for a cobweb next to the door. Click on it, and it will disappear. Now, look at the chimes in the window. Click on the second chime to the right, and hold it down. The chime will turn into the key, which opens the door. Click on the wrapped gift behind the door, then click on it again and figure out the title yourself by playing a game of hangman.

Or you can just take Scholastic's word for it.

The Harry Potter books have sold more than 300 million copies and have been translated into 63 languages.

The Weakest Link

Posted by: Angelicum on Thursday, December 21, 2006
Despite of the reputation and credibility of American Idol and Pop Idol UK, Philippine Idol can be considered a big big flop. Why is that? Cause there are only two channels in Philippine local TV and ABC 5 is not one. What more IBC 13 or RPN 9? Shows like The Weakest Link by Edu Manzao or yet Philippine Franchise of The Price is Right by Dawn Zulueta have gone to the drainage system of Manila, just like my physical body did in Laguna and my emotional soul in air. Flop!

Found this immature MS Paint art from Galipoka, very childish yet very fitting. there are words on this church-window creation I saw in less than 3 minutes, let's see if you can beat that. I wasn't able to complete the whole thing though.

Speaking of talent reality shows, my bet Leona of UK's X-Factor championed the competition, were there ever any doubt? No! She's dabomb!

Biketour 2006

Posted by: Angelicum on Monday, December 18, 2006
San Pedro - Bay - San Pablo - Pagsanjan - Pila - Mabitac- Paete. YAFE-Otesha Biketour 2006. It's been quite an experience, my first time to coordinate an actual moving event. It's hell moving, I'm not kidding, just imagine how many times we're supposed to load and unload massive amount of stuffs. What stuffs, precious paintings, heavy booths, theatrical/entertainment materials and all that, not to mention bicycles that have given up =p

Oh and yes, I fell into a hellishly disgusting drainage. Our closing ceremony in Pila has been a night of freakishly painful experience both physically and emotionally, I'm bleeding profusely because of the stupid fall and with that, we have to attract audience to attend an event held on a stadium, and it's black-out. Oh well...

So I'm bleeding and my body's automatically shaking of pain right, I still struggle and made it to a nearby convenience store ready to buy 50 candles. Then suddenly the electricity's back up.

All I can express is my divine gratitude and appreciation...

Nor? Yes maybe!

And above all these, a pain I can't explain, just can't.


Posted by: Angelicum on Tuesday, December 12, 2006
That huge Belgian Malinois inside the training pen is on a 20-minute-stay command, whatever happens, he'll just be their lying down. What distraction can be better than two chismoso Miniature Schnauzers. And yes, they are being nosy all by themselves without any command =))

Epitome of Usiseros or Chismosas, Tracy and Jaka.

For Someone Empty

Posted by: Angelicum
Just launched Anti-Empty line "Memory 2006" can now be seen. Tailored and sold in Hong Kong, AE is a pill for someone who's empty. Like me perhaps =p

Memory 2006

Previous line, Pure Soul 2006

Upcoming line, Re Cognize 2006, and ANTEE, a designer tee collection.

Anti-Empty can be reached at Wabi Gallery in Shang Hai and and of course through the website

Almajiri Syndrome - Street Urchin

Posted by: Angelicum on Monday, December 11, 2006
The best perk of travelling is getting to know people of all races. George sent a group email recently announcing his great comeback. When I was in Jamaica Spring of 2005, I met this bright young boy, and oddly, the first time we talked is when we were in-charged to find a lost colleague around the beaches of Montego Bay.

George being interviewed by Jamaican press.

After that, we sat down in front of the Internet and exchanged contact info. It's amazing how a Nigerian 12-year old is so keen in using the Internet, and even more, winning an International competition from his project "Almajiri Syndrome." He then emailed me this just when we were sitting:

hello how are you doing ? i know your fine because your siting right beside me. i would like to be your friend . i'm a twelve yrs old nigerian .


Twelve year old George from Nigeria has a vision to start a project to help educate young people in Nigeria and elsewhere on what is happening with the growing emergence of street children and child laborers in Northern Nigeria who are termed “Almajiri”.

George being awarded by Nigerian Prime Minister's Representative to Jamaica.

Already George has designed an impressive website with facts and background on the crisis and describes his own involvement with the boys from the street. He wishes to use the medium to appeal to Government and others to put more effort to control or possibly eradicate child poverty in this region of Nigeria. The Academy will help George develop his website and help support him in his work when he returns to Nigeria.

This is just a little sharing, to overcome a hurtful December 3-8, hurtful physically (our Biketour is from Dec. 3-7, and I fell of a drainage December 7, it hurts big time) and emotionally. It's funny though, cause when I fell of the drainage, the first thing that came out of my mouth is "Get my Havaianas, can you reach it? Get it please!" PATHETIC!

Official Banquet Picture

Posted by: Angelicum on Saturday, December 02, 2006
The first six official ThinkQuest 2006 pictures has just been released. First Picture happened to be this: (click pics to enlarge)

And the fourth, this:

That's 2 out of six with me. Lucky. haha

World AIDS Day

Posted by: Angelicum on Friday, December 01, 2006
Spread the word. Not the Virus.

No, even if the picture looked like so, I don't have AIDS =))

An Insight: Developed vs Developing

Posted by: Angelicum
Difference between a developed and developing country. (CA USA and Philippines)

This post can be considered pointless and going nowhere. I can't say, too, that this is just for fun. It can be funny, but poverty is not something to laugh about.

I mean, nine layers?

But hey, even filthy darn rich peeps won't have breakfast without Pan de Sal!

Little trivia, you can have Pan de Sal for USD 2/cents still, but for the past decade, the size decreased down to 1.5-2 inch/block :( The original size can now only be bought from premium/branded or let's say "designer pan de sal," bakeries, at least 20-30/cents each.

A comparative chart..

So what's my point? I don't know actually.