Aug 26, 2010

Getting dumped by a third party...

Here's a site that I've been following for the past few months regarding breakups. has been going on for quite some time now in the U.S. It's just hilarious and crazy how people hire another to dump someone and get their relationship done. All you have to do is just call the site and pay for only $10 to end your relationship with someone. Then Bradley will call the person you want to break up with, and do the work for you. It's just funny listening to recorded calls and hearing the reaction of the person getting dumped by another. I wonder if a service like this will be available in the Philippines...
Here's one of the recent videos uploaded from the site It's really hilarious...

Aug 12, 2010

New 500 Peso Bill

With a new administration comes a new peso bill... I guess we all are already aware of this new 500 Peso bill that shows a portrait of the Aquino family. I wonder if PNoy will actually redesign one like this... Kris would be very pleased!

Aug 10, 2010

Movie Roles Actors Rejected or Didn't Get

I love watching movies. Whether it's action, drama, animation, comedy, adventure, sci-fi, or any genre, I am just impressed and bedazzled by the way film directors and cinematographers use several techniques and special effects to create an extraordinary film or if not, at least a dramatic one. Let us also give credit to the actors who play a significant role on films. Movie roles played by popular and best actors sometimes place the movie at the top of the box office chart. There are also not so popular actors who became famous and sought-after celebrities just because of a role they played from a certain movie. Of all the movies actors starred in, I am just curious how they got their roles or whether they were offered for a role or turned some down.
Here's a list I compiled from and a little research.

1. Salt (2010)

Tom Cruise was originally considered for this movie. Yet, he backed out of doing the espionage thriller, the script for which was originally titled "Edwin A. Salt." An article from states that for reasons known only to him and his dietitian, Tom Cruise has decided to pass on Edwin A. Salt, the CIA spy thriller that has also seen at least four big name directors come and go in the past year. With Cruise out, though, Columbia Pictures is turning to the next obvious choice to take his place: Angelina Jolie. Thus, it was retitled "Salt", for Evelyn Salt.

2. Inception (2010)

James Franco, a Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, director, screenwriter, film producer, and artist, was originally considered for playing mind thief Leonardo DiCaprio's working partner in Christopher Nolan's massive film. Yet, he dropped out of this movie because of "scheduling conflicts."
The actor who got the part: Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

3. The Last Airbender (2010)

Director M. Night Shyamalan initially considered Ben Kingsley for the role of Uncle Iroh.
Actor who got the part: Shaun Toub.

Jesse McCartney was originally cast as Prince Zuko, but dropped out due to conflicts with his music career.
Actor who got the part: Dev Patel.

4. Iron Man 2 (2010)

Emily Blunt was initially considered for the role of Black Widow in the movie, and not Eliza Dushku nor Anne Hathaway. According to an article from, 20th Century Fox has used their pre-agreed option from THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA to nab actress Emily Blunt for one of their tentpoles, casting her in GULLIVER’S TRAVELS, the upcoming adventure comedy starring Jack Black.
Actor who got the part: Scarlett Johansson.

5. Avatar (2009)

Emily Blunt auditioned for the role of Neytiri but James Cameron preferred a relatively unknown actress.
Charisma Carpenter was set to star as Neytiri when the film began to be developed around 1995, but by the time of filming she was no longer age appropiate.
Actor who got the part: Zoe Saldana.

Aug 9, 2010

Photos of Celebrities when They Were Younger

Over the weekend, I have been surfing the net and searching for stuffs that would somehow get myself out of boredom. Since I like watching Hollywood movies, I was thinking of watching photos of celebrities when they were kids and up to the present. As it turns out, I've found pictures of sexy celebrities being compared to how they look when they were younger. Here are some of the photos...

Angelina Jolie

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Aug 7, 2010

Most Embarrassing and Unforgettable Experience

I was kind of bored today and felt nostalgic thinking of my past experiences in the seminary and with my college friends. So I decided to catch a glimpse of my photo albums and my diary or what I call "journal notebook". Well, I used to have a diary which I developed the habit of writing one when I stayed in the seminary. But I stopped writing when I left, though I still write sometimes when I experience something awful. It's really distressing to read my diary since everything that had been written was just not worth sharing. It just made me feel so pathetic. But there's one that I would feel so bad for my Korean girl friend. Anyways, since I'm no longer keeping a diary of myself, I guess blogging is an efficient way to replace it in the digital era.
When I flipped through the pages of my journal notebook, I came across a page where I wrote something that makes me laugh thinking of it over and over again. Though I have various experiences that I'd consider unforgettable and memorable, this one is different. It happened in 2005 when I was still an ESL teacher at a Korean school somewhere in Mactan, Lapu lapu city. (It may sound unbelievable but, heck yeah, I happened to be one.) I was in charge of teaching the little ones and the beginners. But there's one 16-year old Korean girl that became my close friend in that school. However, when I quit the job, I left there without saying "Annyonghi kasayo" to my Korean friends. I quit teaching because honestly what ESL teachers earn from that school is not really that worth it since I, for one, only received P5000 a month. Imagine that, especially for licensed teachers earning that meager amount. Well, moving on... My cousin, who also happened to be a teacher in that school texted me that the Korean girl wanted to meet me. So I set the date and the place where we would meet. It's bad timing though 'coz I never had enough money during that time, plus the fact that I was unemployed and still looking for a job. But, I didn't care. So we met again and went to SM. We watched a movie paid of course by her, and then I brought her to our place to drive her through our motorcycle back at the building in Mactan where she was staying. Since it was almost time for supper, I decided to bring her to a place in Ibo and ate barbecues and stuff... Then, I brought her to the Mactan Shrine. However, on our way back to Lapu lapu city, it didn't came to my mind that a police checkpoint in some areas of Lapu lapu would be put up until I eventually met one. Unfortunately we were held in custody by the police for two violations, I was driving without a helmet and a driver's license. So, my Korean friend and I got stuck in the checkpoint area for almost half an hour. I was so embarrassed and speechless, while my dear foreign friend was so confused and scared. What's worst was that we were being surrounded by many people in that area, since of course, they were able to see a Korean girl with a Filipino guy being held in custody by the police. Until finally, the police chief said that my Korean friend will be allowed to go, except me. He said I have to drive her back and drop her near her place in one condition, the police had to follow us in a patrol car, with a siren going on and stuff.  Embarrassed, confused, scared, numb, trembling, all the feelings and emotions had crept all over me that night. I felt like I was a kidnapper being chased by a patrol car. When I was near her place, I had no choice but to drop her off and leave her alone while I had to continue driving straight to the police station in Lapu lapu city. And my woes didn't end there, I was being interrogated by a bunch of police officers. Luckily, they treated me nice upon knowing that I was a teacher from a Korean school and my father is a member of Air Force. Since they knew my father as a soldier assigned in Mactan Airbase, they just let me go... Thank goodness... I was relieved and went home driving the same motorcycle. Thinking of what had just happened, I can't help but laugh at myself... but I was still worried about my Korean friend...
So that's how it goes...
By the way, the day after that, I learned from my cousin that the Korean girl was being sent by her mother back to Korea, immediately... I felt so sorry for her...but there's nothing else that I could do...

Aug 5, 2010

Lindsay Released from Jail...

This post is a follow-up of my July 7th entry about Lindsay Lohan. As I've said I'm no longer a big fan of Lindsay's, it just so happened that when I visited a website about celebrities, it features a news about Lindsay's release. I posted on July 7th about Lindsay's violation of her probation for the August 2007 no-contest plea to drug and alcohol charges... Thus, she was sentenced to 90 days behind bars... However, on August 2, after serving 13 full days of her sentence, Lindsay was released from jail because of her good behavior and overcrowding at the jail. Yet, she still has to spend another 90 days in a rehabilitation facility to fulfill the second requirement of her sentence. It's ironic though thinking that she's free yet she's not... Here's a picture of her taken from LA County probation Sheriff's department... Even with a smile, she still looks pathetic...