Monday, March 31, 2014

Things you should know about The Walking Dead Season 5

Mika and Lizzie during their last shooting day
I know that this post might be too early since most fans are still talking about the just aired finale of TWD 4, and some have yet to watch it.

Err, if you haven't seen episode 16, please stop reading because you might read some spoilers here. Don't tell me I did not warn you.

1. Seaon 5 will premier on October 12 based on the previous seasons' "second week of October" opening.

2. Emily Kinney, who plays the role of 16-year old Beth Greene, will be 29 years old in real life by that time. Btw, Norman Reedus aka Daryl Dixon is 44 in case you want to know.

3. Episodes for the new season is scheduled to be shot beginning May with an "8-day per episode" policy.

4. The characters of Rosita, Tara and Gareth might be elevated from recurring character status to regular cast members. In the TWD world, that means, regular characters will bid goodbye.

5. The cannibals are here. Did you see the scattered bones at Terminus? well, some might be Beth's (hopefully not). The Hunters are said to be the most rabid opponents Rick and company will face.

6. Personally, I predict an early death of a major character on the first episode of Season 5. That's the perfect way to introduce the ruthlessness of The Hunters.

7. Expect the unexpected. All the while, the prducers of the TV series will skip the disturbing "Carl gets abused" scene from the comic book but the TV producers were able to present it in an acceptable way, the same execution (pun intended) they have done with Carol's now classic "Look at the flower, Lizzie" moment.

TWD eats the dust for the meantime but this will only make every Walker fan crave for more! See you in October!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Mosquito, don't you touch my kiddo

was having breakfast today while watching GMA 7's health show Pinoy MD. Suddenly, mosquitos start appearing, in the TV screen that is.

It was reported that many parts of Metro Manila are now having issues regarding hoards of biting mosquitoes because of the start of the summer season. Though authorities says that these are non-dengue insects, I still don't want them in my premises especially anywhere near my 5-year old Charles.

Pinoy MD offered some helpful information that every parent or any mosquito hater should know:

1. Dark colored shirts is an eye candy to mosquitos.

2.  They also love floral scent colognes and perfume.

3. These flying pest prefers smokers because they oh so into caron dioxide.

4. Pregnant women should take necessary precautions since their body releases more carbon dioxide.

5. Even if your house is clean, if your neighbor's a mess, mosquitos can just hop from one house to another . Community effort is the key.

6. Mosquito repelent is a MUST. 

7. Water with garlic is an alternative spray to drive mosquitos away.

8. Have a pot of citronella plant at home. Boil portion of the plant and mix with home-made candles. The best organic anti-mosquito stuff ever.

Share this helpful info to your friends and loved ones and stay healthy!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Who will likely die in The Walking Dead Season 4 Finale?

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“The anticipation for the next season after this finale is unfortunately going to be a lot more heightened than it has been between any other season. So it’s going to be a rough summer for The Walking Dead fans waiting for us to come back in the fall.”

That’s TWD creator Robert Kirkman sharing his thoughts about his series’ 4th season finale in three days time. Reading between the lines, one can sense blood in the offing. Now the question is whose character will be sacrificed?

Below are five of the characters of the show that, in my opinion, might bid farewell in the next episode of The Walking Dead.

BETH. She could be the meat that Mary was grilling at the end of episode 15. The Hunters, a group of cannibals, are bound to come as per the comic series. A dramatic revelation at the end can be a disturbing sight but will surely move fans. This could be the talk of the TV land if this happens.

Why Beth should stay? Common, the Daryl-Beth love team is one unexpected but cute angle we can watch forever (sorry, I have to be a little bias on this).    

BOB. There was this one episode that shows him to be a man who does not care if he’ll still be alive or will get bitten tomorrow. He’s been presented as someone who’s been hopping from one group to another. The character might be too tired already and needs to rest.

Why Bob should stay? He’s just been paired to Sasha and some people want to see at least an episode or two for him to kiss her again before he gets gutted. Of course, we need drama from time to time.

SASHA. She had her moments: got sick, almost died but survived; clashed with other characters; and got kissed by Bob. But sadly, her moments did not get much impact and went unnoticed. Moral lesson: Don’t ever compete with the Darly-Beth team-up until one of them is dead.

Why Sasha should stay? Her character needs another chance to shine so when Kirkman decided to kill her, there will be an a sense of great lost. Think about this: if she dies this season… so what?


CAROL. After the controversial episode 14 where she delivered the unforgettable and now meme-mortalized “Looked at the flowers, Lizzie!” line, many believe that her character have crossed the line too far that her ways should end soon. Now, that’s the major impact were looking for.

Why Carol should stay? Baby Judith still needs a mother figure to look over her. Actually, the show needs a mother figure to unite the “scattered” characters again. Rick, the main protagonist of TWD, has still some issues to solve to be the ideal leader that he used to be.

RICK. The series is one episode away to end its current season and Rick was not really a major focus in any of the episodes. Yes, we remember his intense “under the bed” scene but that was it. Could it be a sign that the producers are testing if TWD can continue without Mr. Grimes? 

Why Rick should stay? Rick is still alive in the comic book series where the show is based on. Daryl is the next main man who can be the face of the show (arguably, he has more fans that Rick) but there are more interesting angles to explore in Mr. Dixon's character other than being a leader.

What are your thoughts about the upcoming season finale? Kindly comment and I would love to hear how you want next episode to end.

The Walking Dead is an American post-apocalyptic horror drama television series that has been well received since it premiered in 2010. Now on it's fourth season, it has been nominated for many awards, including the Writers Guild of America Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama. The series has also attained strong Nielsen (US) ratings, surpassing various records for a cable series, including viewership of 16.1 million for its season four premiere, making it the most-watched drama series telecast in basic cable history.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Protect yourself against bad breath this summer

School time is over and my son Charles is now egging me for an out-of-town trip. He wants to go to the beach or book in a hotel anywhere as long as there is a bath tub and/ or a swimming pool. He really loves water and summer.

We’re planning to go to Tagaytay next month and we have to plan it fast or we might not be able to book a good hotel room since it’s the peak season.  I think I better make a checklist or I might forget some important items.

You know what the first thing that came in my mind since we’ll be traveling around 5:00 am in the morning for our family trip? Deodorant and mouthwash!!!

You might catch me with my pants unzipped or wearing a pair of unmatched slippers but rarely with a body odor or a stinky breath.   I just think being an olfactory offender should be punished by law (opps, a lawmaker might read this and propose this as a bill). We only have one nose and when we smell something awful, we can’t even confront the person causing it because because.

I was talking to one of our security guards in our office this morning about his summer planes and he mentioned that he and his family will spend the Holy week in Laguna. Manong Fred Basa just had his breakfast when we chatted. I assumed that he’ll go grab a toothbrush after our conversation so I offered him a small bottle of Swish Mouthwash that I keep in my locker.

I asked him how was the experience and here is what he said: “May anghang siya sa bibig pero tama lang. Hindi nakakapaso tulad ng nagamit kong ibang brand dati.”

I also gave him a bigger bottle of Swish after the taste test/ review. He's very and said said he'll definitely use it since it's more convenient for his job that has limits for bathroom breaks. He can have a fresh and clean mouth anytime of the day inside his post. He'll also buy another bottle of Swish for family use and for their planned travel soon.    

Again, Swish Mouthwash has never failed me whenever I recommend it to friends, relatives and office mates. With Swish, they have assured fresh breath all day! Swish Mouthwash is available in compact sizes so you can use it at home, inside the bathroom or on the go.  There’s also Swish Breath Spray available in leading drugstore and supermarket. It is powered by Surefresh Technology that kills bad breath causing bacteria, plaque and gingivitis. This quality product of Unilab is guaranteed alcohol Free (safe to use every day) and assures an enjoyable gargling experience. Like for updates and great info about the product.

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Walking Dead 0415: Us

I can assure you that this post contains harmless spoilers on the latest episode of TWD. I would like to believe that.

"Reunited and it feels so good. Reunited 'cause we understood..."

Been singing this after watching this week's episode. Well, it's a sure bet that love birds in any series will end up in each other's arm before the end of the show.

Will it be Daryll and Beth or Glenn and Maggie?

You'll see the last image of Daryl chasing the car who took Beth away in the opening spiels of the episode and Emily Kinney's (Beth) name appear in the credits, so more likely you'll believe that she will have an appearance this week.

Or it could be Glenn and Maggie (poor Tara who obviously has something for the last surviving Korean) since both of their groups are heading to Terminus, a place they think is the safest haven in the world. But, if check the preview trailer, you'll notice that someone else is wearing Glenn's vest/ body protector.  Did he got bitten before he got to see Maggie? And someone took his useful armor from his dead body? OMG!

This is one of the highlights that will make you egging to watch another crazy episode. Another scream fest in the making. Almost all the main characters will have a moment this week and that's something we haven't seen this season.

Daryl and his bad boy image we all come to love will be challenged in the new group he got affiliated with. As if he can't survived?

The ending is pretty disturbing. It's too blissful to be true. My prediction is the biggest and toughest antagonists are here and the fight will just start at the season finale next week. I can smell something different from the barbeque grills in the last sequence.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Asked what he wants for his birthday, this little boy said he wants a police car and got more than what he asked for

Two weeks before his 5th birthday, Charles Anthony was asked what he wants to get on his special day.

His immediate response was, “A police car!”

His parents just laughed at the idea thinking that Charles just want a new police car toy to add to his collection. They didn’t know that someone was already planning of giving the toddler’s “arresting” wish.

The birthday tarpaulin prepared by his Daddy.

But where's the birthday boy? Uh yeah, he's still on duty finishing the police files.

And catching some thugs who just littered the street with empty wrappers of  Ding-Dongs.

Now, it's time to go to the police station.

And meet with the Chief and some of his fellow police officers.

Eat cake.

 But of course, he has to blow the candle first.

Too bad, they can't party 'till  the wee hours because the unit needs to be dispatched for an emergency.

But at least, he got his police car on his birthday.

And actually ride it with his boys!

But wait, there's one more!  This boy can't resist a gorgeous red four-wheeler when he sees one.

This is Tito Randy, Charles' uncle who thought of this brilliant idea--- the best gift ever! 
Hands up! I mean, hands down... you know what I mean.

Special thanks to SP03 Edwin S. Sison, Desk Officer of Police Station 8 of Quezon City Police District, Philippines and his fellow police officers for granting our little Charles' wish of celebrating his 5th birthday with his heroes. :)

Photo credits: Mr. Randy Dreese

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hey, See you at the PBA All-Star Game

When I was young, I wanted to be a basketball player.

Well, that's because you don't have to finish school, you play ball all your life, date pretty ladies and you'll get paid a six-digit monthly salary by doing that.

With a 5'3 body and a tummy as big as a basketball, I retired the idea after I got two twisted elbows in two different occasions. But the love for the game continues. I love basketball (collegiate, pro or international ball) and consider it the best thing that was ever invented since cheer leaders.

The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) granted Mall of Asia Arena the exclusive rights to host the 2014 PBA All-Star Weekend on April 3 – 6, 2014 at the Mall of Asia Arena and selected SM Supermalls.

The PBA All-Star Weekend is the annual assembly of the best players of the PBA playing various events such as the 3-point shootout, skills competition, shooting completion by All-Star Game.

Highlights of the weekend are PBA Greats vs Stalwarts and Skills Challenge game on April 4, 2014 and PBA All-Stars vs Gilas Pilipinas game on April 6, 2014. Other activities will include basketball clinics, hospital visits, medical visits, meet and greet, referee clinics and coaches clinics.

The PBA All-Stars is composed by reigning PBA Most Valuable Player Arwind Santos; Rookie of the Year Calvin Abueva; PJ Simon and Joe Devance of the San Mig Super Coffee Mixers, Marcio Lassiter of the San Miguel Beermen, Nino Canaleta of the Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters, and Sonny Thoss of Alaska. San Mig Super Coffee guard James Yap and Mark Barroca are joined by Ginebra bigs Mac Baracael, Chris Ellis, and Greg Slaughter as the PBA All-Star starters based on votes from the fans.

Gilas includes Jimmy Alapag, LA Tenorio, Jayson Castro, Larry Fonacier, Gary David, Jeff Chan, Gabe Norwood, Japeth Aguilar, Marc Pingris, Ranidel De Ocampo, June Mar Fajardo, and Marcus Douthit. The original Gilas 12 will be backed up by Paul Lee, Beau Belga, and Jared Dillinger.

Other events to look forward to are the (1) the Slam Dunk competitions featuring depending chapion Chris Ellis, teammate Aguilar, Santos, Rey Guevarra, Abueva, Cliff Hodge, and small but high-leaping Justin Melton.

Chris Tiu will be defending his Three-Point Shootout crown against David, Lassiter, Yap, Fonacier, Baracael, Mac Cardona, JVee Casio, Ronjay Buenafe, and Mark Macapagal.

In the Skills Challenge, the participants are defending champion Jonas Villanueva, Casio, Tenorio, Lee, Barroca, Castro, Willie Miller, Terrence Romeo, John Wilson, and Mercado.

The festivities will start with a game between the PBA Greats and PBA Stalwarts, which are mash-ups for past and present PBA stars.

The Mall of Asia Arena, operated by SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Inc., has a seating capacity of 15,000, with a full-house capacity of 20,000. It has been the venue for world class concerts and sports events in the country. The Mall of Asia Arena, through to its commitment to change the game and elevate entertainment for the Filipino audience, guarantees a world-class events and entertainment experience to its audience.

You can buy tickets at SM Tickets outlets nationwide or visit their website at

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Walking Dead 0414: The Grove

Sisterhood: Mika and Lizzie

Morbid. :-/

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Need for Speed: From the Game Console to the Big Screen

Playing video games is something that every individual will experience before they die. It's not mandatory but it will get its way into your hands.

Even the poorest people or most killjoy fellows can't escape it. From the obsolete brick games to Street Fighter to DOTA, at least a moment of a man's life will be spent playing using just their fingers (hey, not that one you are thinking now).

Who does not know Need for Speed game? (Well okay, turtles and snails are exempted). It has a PC, Playstation, Xbox, Wii, iOS and mobile phone versions. I'm sure you have tried it even once if you are a car racing game fanatic.

Now, you can enjoy less the stress of maneuvering through obstacles and other cars because the movie version is now being shown in theaters. It stars Aaron Paul, the guy from some TV show. I think they call it Breaking Bad.

Here's the movie in a nutshell: Fresh from prison, a street racer who was framed by a wealthy business associate joins a cross country race with revenge in mind. His ex-partner, learning of the plan, places a massive bounty on his head as the race begins.

Exciting right? Start your engine and speed up to the nearest theater and find out why this is one of the most anticipated movies of the summer.

Thanks for the great people from Nuffnang Philippines and PLDT TelPad for the free tickets for their special screening at Rockwell Cinemas last night.