Showbiz News

The present sequence in television news programs in the Philippines always has this entertainment news portions. Showbiz news seems to be part and parcel of each news program. It seems like news programs cannot go on without them. The frequency of airing these entertainment news also increased and they were slotted in between the whole program. I remembered that previous showbiz news were given the last portion of each television news program but today, they were aired more frequent than before.

I have nothing against showbiz news. After all they are still news to everybody, accounts of recent happenings in a place, or about people, specifically artists, or popular personalities. But sometimes they become repetitive and they dull the mind. I wonder if what they call marketing strategies really necessitates them to put in showbiz bits in between important news about the country and other matters. Why the need when they have put up showbiz entertainment programs repeating all what had been reported in the newscasts?

It maybe interesting to most Filipinos to have more showbiz news. Maybe that is what the surveys tell about Filipino habits on television viewing and what clicks for the masses. Maybe more entertainment, more appeal.

Where do we attribute all these? Maybe the Filipinos became used to the country’s issues on poverty, graft and corruption, useless leaders and politicians, scams, prostitution, bribery, etc, etc. Maybe these unresolved and repetitive issues numbed the minds of most Filipinos that is why they find entertainment news more interesting.

It is a sad reality if that is the case. For us to be laid-back or unconcerned, that poses a more troubling concern. Revolting wickedness of evil in society might prevail.

Photohunt: Book (s)


Photohunt has its theme for today one of my favorites – books. Above is one of the books I have read. It’s been a long time since I have indulged myself with books. There are still many in the book cabinet waiting to be read.

To read about Nicholas Sparks’ The Rescue Flap, visit the author’s page.

Below are some of the reviews about the The Rescue:

“A romantic page-turner. . . Sparks’s fans won’t be disappointed.”
— Glamour magazine

“All of Sparks’s trademark elements — love, loss, and small-town life — are present in this terrific read.”
— Booklist

“Cunningly crafted.”
— Publisher’s Weekly

“Extremely powerful. . . an emotional love story. . . must reading for those fans that cherish a deep-rooted love story like the author’s previous works.”
— Harriet Klausner, Painted Rock Reviews

“Sparks, who is becoming well known as a sophisticated writer. . . has a beautifully natural way of portraying a complicated and intense love story. THE RESCUE is yet another example of his imagination and skill.”
— South China Morning Post

“Nicholas Sparks knows how to tug at a reader’s heartstrings.
— Chicago Sun-Times

“Readers who don’t mind shedding a few tears won’t be disappointed.”
— People

“True-to-life, plentiful dialogue honestly details the family and relationship concerns that almost any reader would identify with. His settings are richly painted and his characters believable. . . Life is full of guilty pleasures. THE RESCUE turns out to be one of them.”
— Anniston Star

Photohunt: Book (s)


Photohunt has its theme for today one of my favorites – books. Above is one of the books I have read. It’s been a long time since I have indulged myself with books. There are still many in the book cabinet waiting to be read.

To read about Nicholas Sparks’ The Rescue Flap, visit the author’s page.

Below are some of the reviews about the The Rescue:

“A romantic page-turner. . . Sparks’s fans won’t be disappointed.”
— Glamour magazine

“All of Sparks’s trademark elements — love, loss, and small-town life — are present in this terrific read.”
— Booklist

“Cunningly crafted.”
— Publisher’s Weekly

“Extremely powerful. . . an emotional love story. . . must reading for those fans that cherish a deep-rooted love story like the author’s previous works.”
— Harriet Klausner, Painted Rock Reviews

“Sparks, who is becoming well known as a sophisticated writer. . . has a beautifully natural way of portraying a complicated and intense love story. THE RESCUE is yet another example of his imagination and skill.”
— South China Morning Post

“Nicholas Sparks knows how to tug at a reader’s heartstrings.
— Chicago Sun-Times

“Readers who don’t mind shedding a few tears won’t be disappointed.”
— People

“True-to-life, plentiful dialogue honestly details the family and relationship concerns that almost any reader would identify with. His settings are richly painted and his characters believable. . . Life is full of guilty pleasures. THE RESCUE turns out to be one of them.”
— Anniston Star

What Will You Tell Your Friend?

The other day, my friends and I were talking about issues on the Kho-Halili video sex scandal. Some of my friends and acquaintances think that Viki Belo has something to do with the spreading of the video. They have their reasons. But the thought that followed was if you are a friend of Viki and has knowledge about Hayden’s infidelity, what will you tell Viki? Or would you tell Viki that Hayden is playing around with other women? My friends find it hard to tell.

Papsie said yes automatically adding that if Viki is a friend, he will right away tell her about the affairs. I asked how will he do that and he replied he will frankly tell her to talk to Hayden about the affairs. Papsie believes that as a friend, he has an obligation to tell.

When I was surfing the net, in one the sites, the said topic about infidelity was discussed and there were comments that state that the issue must be between the partners and friends have no business meddling. They say that let the couple deal and resolve the problem themselves. Nobody should interfere or intervene.

I might as well tell my friend about what I know but I will not do it as Papsie suggested. It is not really that easy to tell a friend serious matters like that. I will probably give hints, and slowly share her or him situations resembling her or his situation and let her or him react. When my friend finished sharing her opinions, I will gradually tell.

Actually, no matter how blunt or careful we tell the matter to a friend, it would still hurt. But I believe, as a friend, I have an obligation to tell. I would not let my friend love so truly and at the same time unsuspecting of what is really happening. I do not want it to happen to me, too. That’s why a friend should not keep from me what my husband is doing behind me. It would really hurt me if she or he does not tell me.

For some, it would be meddling. But I see it as an obligation. I have to tell my friend and my friend has to take it or leave it. The decision on the matter is not on my hands anymore. That’s where it ends.

What Will You Tell Your Friend?

The other day, my friends and I were talking about issues on the Kho-Halili video sex scandal. Some of my friends and acquaintances think that Viki Belo has something to do with the spreading of the video. They have their reasons. But the thought that followed was if you are a friend of Viki and has knowledge about Hayden’s infidelity, what will you tell Viki? Or would you tell Viki that Hayden is playing around with other women? My friends find it hard to tell.

Papsie said yes automatically adding that if Viki is a friend, he will right away tell her about the affairs. I asked how will he do that and he replied he will frankly tell her to talk to Hayden about the affairs. Papsie believes that as a friend, he has an obligation to tell.

When I was surfing the net, in one the sites, the said topic about infidelity was discussed and there were comments that state that the issue must be between the partners and friends have no business meddling. They say that let the couple deal and resolve the problem themselves. Nobody should interfere or intervene.

I might as well tell my friend about what I know but I will not do it as Papsie suggested. It is not really that easy to tell a friend serious matters like that. I will probably give hints, and slowly share her or him situations resembling her or his situation and let her or him react. When my friend finished sharing her opinions, I will gradually tell.

Actually, no matter how blunt or careful we tell the matter to a friend, it would still hurt. But I believe, as a friend, I have an obligation to tell. I would not let my friend love so truly and at the same time unsuspecting of what is really happening. I do not want it to happen to me, too. That’s why a friend should not keep from me what my husband is doing behind me. It would really hurt me if she or he does not tell me.

For some, it would be meddling. But I see it as an obligation. I have to tell my friend and my friend has to take it or leave it. The decision on the matter is not on my hands anymore. That’s where it ends.

Take a Peek

I had just recently wrote a few things about a few topics in the following notable sites:

  • Like Changing Clothes at Hubpages – this is a hub about choosing the lesser evil. If given the chance to choose, and that you have to choose one, and you are not allowed not to choose, which would you chose as a partner – one who wanted affairs with many at the same time or one who loves one at a time but frequently changes his mind and like changing clothes, he changes partner as often as he likes, and could not afford to be loveless?
  • Katrina Halili and the Hot Issues at Digitaljournal.com – Issues from Katrina Halili- Hayden Kho sex video scandal have evolved. The hot issues are concurrently being diverted to involvement of drugs in the videoed tryst. The issues were even downgraded to Katrina not fit to being a role model.
  • Simple Cures at Squidoo – this is a lens that I made for the many simple problems one can encounter and the many simple cures that can be found to make life easy. Do you have one? Would you like to share me these simple cures?

Just click on the blue coded titles and you will be redirected. If you cannot leave a message in those pages, please leave your message here, okay? I would really love to hear from you.

Take a Peek

I had just recently wrote a few things about a few topics in the following notable sites:

  • Like Changing Clothes at Hubpages – this is a hub about choosing the lesser evil. If given the chance to choose, and that you have to choose one, and you are not allowed not to choose, which would you chose as a partner – one who wanted affairs with many at the same time or one who loves one at a time but frequently changes his mind and like changing clothes, he changes partner as often as he likes, and could not afford to be loveless?
  • Katrina Halili and the Hot Issues at Digitaljournal.com – Issues from Katrina Halili- Hayden Kho sex video scandal have evolved. The hot issues are concurrently being diverted to involvement of drugs in the videoed tryst. The issues were even downgraded to Katrina not fit to being a role model.
  • Simple Cures at Squidoo – this is a lens that I made for the many simple problems one can encounter and the many simple cures that can be found to make life easy. Do you have one? Would you like to share me these simple cures?

Just click on the blue coded titles and you will be redirected. If you cannot leave a message in those pages, please leave your message here, okay? I would really love to hear from you.