Sunday, December 28, 2008

Filipino Version of Twilight on ABS-CBN

ABSCBN is said to have bagged the rights for a Local TV production of the phenomenal Twilight. Reports (or rumors! ) about the production which is set in February are all over. The TV series will be entitled : would you believe- TAKIPSILIM. The whole list of cast, director and even the shooting locations are even released.

But netizens are in outrage about this. A lot of Filipino fans are in protest. Nobody likes the idea of Twilight being remade into a local telenovela. Tons of them claimed to have sent hate emails to ABSCBN. Some believed it is a hoax. I can't find a confirmed report about this. Though I remember reading it on ABSCBNnews website, but for some reason it's no longer accessible. Could it be just a 'leak' to test the waters? Or a fan's dream getting out of hand?
And there's also the issue of acquiring the rights for only 1M USD. Plus the actors playing the Edward and Bella characters are well not too popular.

I'm not a big fan of the movie nor the book but I wouldn't want Edward to be saying (probably the most emotional line in both the book and movie) something like this to Bella:

"Wala na akong lakas pa para layuan ka!"

Here's the fan-made poster of Shaina and Rayver:

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Sexy Obama in Hawaii

If the news about the exiting GW Bush and shoe-throwing incident in Iraq left people in awe This picture of the incoming US President Barrack Obama draws oos and aahs. It was taken few days before Christmas in Hawaii where B, his wife Michelle and the girls were vacationing. On the looks of this picture, he's definitely fit to run the US government. I mean look at those abs! He may not only get the 'Most Powerful Man' title next year but could probably snatch another title from Wolverine's claws.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

We may not have the Christmas decor, lights nor the tree but we still feel the Christmas spirit here in Korea. Last night (Christmas Eve) TW brought a cute Christmas Cake when he got home from work. There's even a hat for the kiddie. Last Sunday we had a celebration at church. The kids' ministry prepared some Christmas songs and performed on the stage to join the main service. It was heartwarming to hear the children sing the "HAppy Birthday Jesus" song. Then there was some interactive mini concert after.
It was much, much more different than what we were used to back home but a meaningful Christmas is never impossible wherever you are in the world.
Merry Christmas! Joyeux Noël ! Feliz Navidad ! Maligayang Pasko ! and of course-
메리 크리스마스 !

GW Bush Shoed in Iraq

Last week we heard about the shoe-throwing incident from Iraq starring none other than exiting US President George W. Bush.

'Bush ducked, and the shoes, flung one at a time, sailed past his head during the news conference with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in his palace in the heavily fortified Green Zone.
The shoe-thrower -- identified as Muntadhar al-Zaidi, an Iraqi journalist with Egypt-based al-Baghdadia television network -- could be heard yelling in Arabic: "This is a farewell ... you dog!"
While pinned on the ground by security personnel, he screamed: "You killed the Iraqis!"
Al-Zaidi was dragged away. While al-Zaidi was still screaming in another room, Bush said: "That was a size 10 shoe he threw at me, you may want to know." '

Though he called that episode one of the 'weirdest' moments of his presidency. It had become a kind of amusement for a lot people. An online game was even created. Sock and Awe was hastily created by Alex Tew over some beer and pizza. The objective of the game is easy: Hit President Bush in the face with your shoes! The game has even become a surprise hit, with 61,315,642 shoes succesfully hit President Bush.
Here are some pics-