Worst Dressed Pinoys of 2006

Philippines being a tropical country only have dry and wet season.  It is so funny to see Pinoys immediately sporting their jackets and sweaters even with a slight drizzle.  Every time rain drops in the morning, people leaving their houses for school or office will pull out their jacktes or sweaters from their closet and will wear it the whole day even though after lunch the sun is angrily shining.  A heavy proof that Pinoys love to dress up!

I am not a fashion guru neither am I aspiring to be one.  But like any typical Pinoy, I also love to gussy up.  That is why, I abhor personalities who, no matter how expensive their clothing is, still look preposterous from my own personal valuation.  With this, listed below are my top 5 worst dressed men for the year.  They are…

  • Top 5 – Lito Atienza.  I simply hate the floral short sleeved polo for this Litoatienz mayor.  He may have established an image that is not typical of a politician in "barong" through this attire.  His fashion statement may have brought him to Manila’s highest local government post, but he is totally stumpy and grumpy if you would compare him to the great Statesman and Senator Raul Roco who also has the same fashion campaign strategy.
  • Top 4 – Mark Bautista.  This singer always wears winter clothes every time I would see him on TV.  Even during the hot summer season, Mark struts on stage wearing either a thick jacket or layered knitted shirts on top of each other and even a mufler around his neck.  I suggest he wears ear muffs for the total winter look all year round!
  • Top 3 – Eagle Riggs.  He is a popular figure of Pinoy mornings for he is a part of the pack in Unang Hirit morning TV show.  He looks snaggy since this guy likes to wear over-sized t-shirts and baggy pants.  Eagle should learn from one of my fashion principles… "Wear baggy to look baggy, wear fit to look fit!"
  • Top 2 – Tim Yap.  He may be the envy of all fashionistas but I plainly do not like his style.  It’s too outrageous for my taste.  But if you are the type of person who wants to be easily noticed (because of bizarre to outlandish taste) on gatherings, you can follow the footstep of this social climbing specialist.
  • Top 1 – Boy Abunda.  Every time I got the chance to watch his TV show, his Abunda2 clothing simply look silly and ridiculous!  I am very surprised to know that his outfits would come from well known top designers.  (He thank them during each program.)  It’s not the garment, it’s not the design and definitely not the designer.  It’s simply Boy Abunda who regrettably cannot carry these pricey outfits.
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Lynsey Badilla on my list…

Sunday, September 10, 2006 is one special day.  It’s the christening date of my latest goddaughter, Lynsey Badilla (anak ni Ferdie)…Baby_1

This precious little child is one lucky babe for she got a very “delicious” looking ninong.  Welcome to the astonishing world of Christian living sweetie!  May the angels protect you and sadness forgets you…

I Miss Ally

Ally2 A hugely successful TV program ‘Ally McBeal’ was shown on RPN 9 channel in year 2000. I can still remember rushing out from the office to go home for me to catch the show.

Ally McBeal (played by Calista Flockhart) is a lawyer blessed and cursed with friends and officemates that works in a law firm with unisex comfort room.  She is a woman with overly active imagination, an extreme emotional instability and a seemingly perpetual unmarried life. 

My most memorable episode on this TV show was when her childhood sweetheart (but already married and never got over with), also-a-lawyer-colleague and officemate Billy Thomas died.  He passed away while being with Ally litigating a case inside a courtroom.  I still remember when Ally cried, I cried along with her (commercial break na umiiyak pa rin ako!)

What I love most about the program are its bittersweet endings on each episode.  It’s usually, Ally or the other characters wandering on the street on his or her way home after learning a little piece of wisdom from the failures and disappointments of an adult life.  It confirms and conveys that living a life does not always mean that things or events will happen the way we want it.

I miss the show because I can actually relate easily well with Ally and the other characters.  Not because I’m close to being loony but because of the pursuits a single person is faced with in life.  This fantabulous TV program may have ended a long time ago but one thing is quite sure… on this earth, Ally never stopped searching for her soul.  I miss it, I miss it, I miss it!  It was a damn good show!

My Friendster Space

I am a juvenile member of Friendster.  I can still recall my nieces Erika, Kim and Trisha constructing my profile last December 2004 at Nengkoy’s crib.  I just modified it after a couple of months.

Myspace It’s disappointing to know that Friendster has been overtaken by MySpace in terms of registered membership.  The last time I checked, MySpace has more than 54 million while Friendster only has 24 million members.

A bundle of people have shifted to MySpace because of its innovation and added media formats.  MySpace provided more freedom to its users that such liberty is being abused by its members.  That is why booty callers and social predators lurks and thrives in this site.  This exploitation in Net Freedom has actually started to become a moral issue in the US.  I’m convinced this network will be in big trouble sooner than it thought.

Friendster What I like about Friendster is its wholesomeness on trying to keep each profile clean.  They can draw the line on what is abusive and what is socially acceptable.

I don’t want to sound so square and conventional because that is totally not me.  But for this vulnerable social networking issue, controls must truly be imposed.  So what if MySpace has more members?  I won’t befriend all of them anyway… Zzzzz

Pinoy Dream Academy Winner… A Fearless Forecast

Last Saturday (Aug 26) while playing ‘tong-its’ with Nengkoy and my sisters, we were watching the launching of Pinoy Dream Academy.  The selected candidates were truly rare talents that still need a bunch of honing.  Negkoy and my elder sister were hoping for Davey Langit to be chosen for he was a distant relative.

After watching, I am quite confident on my fearless forecast on who will bring home the wicked cabbage and be the first Pinoy Dreamer.  She is none other than Rosita Bareng, the petite lady working in Dubai as a domestic helper.  She will be the big winner.  Why? Read on…

  1. Rosita didn’t come from a well-off family.  Pinoys will vote for her since she has the rarest profile. Pinoys love underdogs. 
  2. She is an OFW and a domestic helper at thatI’m sure all Pinoy domestic helpers worldwide would vote for her.  With the present world domination of Pinoy DH, I’m sure their hearts will be with her.
  3. She does not have the typical mixed-race Pinoy look that dominates the Philippine showbiz industry. Her name and looks are soooo Pinoy.  Truly brown in color, vertically challenged, low bridged nose and with deep Pinoy accent.  Mixed-raced looks are starting to become so dorky and boring.
  4. She is not that pretty.  Makeover shows are the hottest TV shows today. There’s ‘The Swan’, ‘Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’, ‘Liga ng Kagandahan’ to name a few.  She will be a legit case for a makeover that will help boost the rating of the show.

Though Rosita Bareng seems less than typical, there’s no diggity she will kick the asses of all the other trashy candidates.

The First Runner-Up Goes To… Philippines!

The last time the Philippines placed as a first runner up was in 1999 Miss Universe beauty pageant.  Pinoys will never forget the moment when Miriam Quiambao almost made it to the top.

This year, the Philippines again failed to be at the top.  This occassion is not in the Miss Universe pageant or any other international beauty title.  It is about being the Most Corrupt country in Asia.  We loose to Indonesia!

Yes people!  Philippines is the 2nd most corrupt country in whole Asia.  I blame all the government officials and employees!  They’re such a bunch of wimps!

Corrupt They could have cheated and pocketed more money from the people!  They could have received more bribes!  They could have corrupted better!  They could have scraped more cash out from the government’s money pot!  Pinoys won’t mind.  Pinoys have been experiencing this for the past 25 years or so.  We must not allow any other country to be on top concerning this filthy reputation.

All government employees must and needs to undergo retraining so that next year we will be at the prime standing! A strict "fraudulent and dishonesty test" must be given to those entering the government.  2006 Nursing Board Exam cheaters can be exempted from this exam.  They’re already qualified for high ranking position in the government.

The administration must ban those investigative TV programs showing the great corruption practices in the government.  This inhibits these people to continue their cunning money making ventures like ‘kotong’, kickbacks,under-the-table-transactions and ‘local government 15/30 employees payroll scheme’.

WowWe should never allow being just a second fiddle!  The President must include this in her agenda.  Now that she is gearing towards creating mega-metro-regions, there would be more funds to be stolen!

The Philippines will not be the Philippines without corruption!  Next year, if the country won’t be selected as the most corrupt, I might start thinking of migrating to another country.  Where?  Maybe Indonesia!