Posted on October 7, 2007 at 16:23 Down the Drain 4 Comments

Kyla sang the National Anthem “Lupang Hinirang” in Pacquiao’s match against Barrera today. She looked very cute and beautiful and, good enough, did the song very well. On the other hand, the match itself was not well – uh, in a way that it gave a different impression compared to Manny’s his previous fights. I think there was no round in which he was able to make Marco Antonio fall. As I was watching, part of my attention was on today’s newspaper (in between breaks I was having a fun chitchat with Shiela and Arjay).

In today’s Junior Inquirer, “Blogger Power” was on the front page. The writer is Denise Anne Castro, 12 years old from Quezon City. Part of what she wrote was:

“A blog or a web log is personal journal that a user posts online for the entire world to see. Think of it as a public diary of a person’s daily experiences. It may include pictures, video clips, or links to other sites.

Blogging has become so popular because it covers just about anything: from politics to pop culture, or whatever’s on your mind. What’s more, anyone in the world with access to the Internet can view a blog with a mere click of the mouse.”

Then my roommate directed me about the “The Amazing Race Asia 2.” I know that in the first season Aubrey Miles participated, but lost. Oh c’mon.. What can you expect from a girl like her? Hehe. In this new race, two teams from the Philippines will be joining. I was delighted upon knowing so. It’s even made more interesting that one of them is a married couple but are not Filipinos at all! I didn’t know they’d allow this kind of thing. Then again, two heads are still better than one, right!? The other team is composed of Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez. Reading the article was super worthwhile.

{prepares hands for haggard typing}

And oh, by the way, Manny Pacquiao won once again, by unanimous decision.

The Amazing Race Asia 2

Posted on at 16:22 Down the Drain 1 Comment

On your mark, jet set, go! »»|

The Amazing Race Asia

Four continents. Over 50,000 kilometers. 20 feisty contenders. With two Pinoy teams in the running, ‘The Amazing Race Asia 2’ promises to be a no-holds-barred scramble to the finish line. We reveal the racers, and the controversial tandem that will get everyone talking


THERE WE WERE, 35,000 feet above the air, aboard a bumpy flight bound for Singapore, when the throaty cockpit voice of Captain Culan-culan came crackling through the speakers: “Passengers … please fasten your seatbelts … we are about to make our final descent.”

As we returned our seats to the upright position, while dolled-up attendants wheeled away Duty Free carts containing tins of tobacco (or “tow-bay-ko,” as the P.A. system so eloquently announced) and handsome boxes of hard liquor, it was easy to imagine how the very novelty of travel – the unfamiliar scent of foreign soil, the labyrinth of alien streets, the indecipherable accents of strangers – can be easily lost on those preoccupied with way more important things.

Like a fiercely competitive race around the world. Or earning a ticket to early retirement-ville by way of a brag-worthy cash prize.

Be it for $100,000 (or P5 million, more or less) or simply for the glory of being crowned as the winners of “The Amazing Race Asia,” no amount of anxiety-abating downers will ever dampen the adrenaline of those taking part in the riveting, Emmy Award-winning reality TV series.

Last week, during a star-spangled bash at the Indochine Forbidden City in Clark Quay, action-adventure channel AXN finally unveiled the spanking new lineup of teams that will be slugging it out in the “The Amazing Race Asia 2.”

With a television-friendly roster that includes a hearing-impaired Singaporean gym-junkie, estranged siblings from Japan, desperate housewives (and ex-dancers) from Malaysia, hot young starlets from Hong Kong, and two Pinoy teams (including the brawny pair of Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez), the second season promises to be an intense, no-holds-barred scramble to the finish line.

Along the way, of course, expect your weekly dose of bratty tantrums, testosterone-induced clashes, and some serious flirting between the contestants.

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