Another Journey of Big Brother Big Sister

Our mountaineering friends will visit Mt. Asog, Buhi, Camarines Sur this year.  Big Brother Big Sister Outreach is on its fifth year, their activities start on April 25, while on May 16-17, 2009 is the main distribution of school supplies in Mt. Asog communities.

The BBBS – Big Brother Big Sister Outreach Program relies on donations and volunteers to bring much-needed school supplies to children in remote rural areas.  Last year, they delivered the goods and school supplies of the kids at Kapangan & Kibungan, Benguet and now they going to South for another wonderful journey.

Make donations on another journey of BBS  and make gifts on behalf of your family and friends.

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Safari 4 Announced

Safari 4 Beta for Mac and Windows announced the beta release of the new and improved Safari 4 unleashed by Apple earlier today.
Apple claims Safari 4 is the world’s fastest browser; that its new Nitro JavaScript engine executes JavaScript up to 30 times faster than Internet Explorer 7; and loads HTML Web pages up to 3 times faster than Internet Explorer 7.

System Requirements

  • Mac computer with an Intel processor or PowerPC G5, G4, or G3 processor and built-in FireWire..
  • 256MB of RAM.
  • Mac OS X v10.5.6 Leopard or later and Security Update 2009-001, or Mac OS X v10.4.11 Tiger or later

New Features:
You can see below, it displays an array of pages I visit frequently in a highly visual grid, making it easy to get to my favorite sites with a single click.

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While the little Search History field in the lower right corner of the Top Sites window, well, Safari 4 displays them with Cover Flow. You heard me right!

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Slumdog Millionaire won 8 Oscar

Slumdog Millionaire, written by Simon Beaufoy, a 2008 British drama film directed by Danny Boyle. It is an adaptation of the Boeke Prize-winning and Commonwealth Writers’ Prize-nominated novel Q & A (2005) by Indian author and diplomat Vikas Swarup. The filmed set in India, the story is about the young man from the slums of Mumbai who appears on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (Kaun Banega Crorepati, mentioned in the Hindi version) and exceeds people’s expectations, arousing the suspicions of the game show host and of law enforcement officials.
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Slumdog Millionaire was nominated for ten (10) on the 81st annual Academy Awards and won eight (8) of them, the most of any film that year, including Best Picture.

“This is the finest hour of Indian cinema in the global scenario,” Anand Sharma, India’s junior external affairs minister, told CNN.

“I cannot describe this feeling,” said Mumbai resident Nikhil Jyonti. “I’m bursting with pride for India.”

Hundreds of people gathered around a tiny television set on a dusty stretch of Garib Nagar slum in Mumbai, India, to watch the Academy Awards and never disappointed.

It also won five Critics’ Choice Awards, four Golden Globes, and seven BAFTA Awards, including Best Film. The film is also the subject of controversy concerning its portrayal of India and Hinduism as well as the welfare of its child actors.

Brangelina Nominated at Oscar

Brad Pitt in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and Angelina Jolie in “Changeling” was nominated as Best Actor and Best Actress the ongoing celebration of OSCAR 81st Annual Academy Awards.

Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt backstage at the TNT/TBS broadcast of the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.

Changeling was directed by Clint Eastwood, Written by J. Michael Straczynski, it tells the true tale, beginning in Los Angeles in 1928, of Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie) whose son, Walter (Gattlin Griffith), is abducted whilst she’s covering for a colleague at work. No trace of him is found until months later when the police inform her that a boy matching her son’s description has been found in another state. The boy arrives by train but Christine, with a huge press contingent at her heels, is dumbfounded when the child who emerges turns out to be a stranger, not her son at all, only a boy with similar physical characteristics. The police insist the shock has overwhelmed her and that it’s she who’s mistaken. Under the gaze of the swarming reporters she’s forced to relent and plays along, though numb with the knowledge that her real son is still missing and no longer being sought by the authorities.

While the The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, was a story of Benjamin begins to biologically grow younger. In 1930, while still appearing to be in his seventies, he meets a young girl named Daisy (Elle Fanning), whose grandmother lives in the nursing home.

Filming of Benjamin Button began on November 6, 2006 in New Orleans. The following December, actor Ed Metzger was cast to portray President Theodore Roosevelt. In January 2007, Blanchett joined the shoot.Fincher praised the ease of accessibility to rural and urban sets in New Orleans and said that the recovery from Hurricane Katrina did not serve as an atypical hindrance to production. In March 2007, filming moved to Los Angeles for two more months of filming. Principal photography was targeted to last a total of 150 days. Additional time was needed in post-production to create the visual effects for the metamorphosis of Brad Pitt’s character to the infant stage. The director used a camera system called Contour, developed by Steve Perlman, to capture facial deformation data from live action performances. Overall production was finished in September 2007. The movie props were donated to the victims of Hurricane Katrina in the 9th Ward of New Orleans.

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This lovely that equally talented individuals as always and picture of happy family was one of much awaited couple on the red carpet.

Yup they are Happy Family.  Recently, Jolie seen in New York City for a shopping spree, she took Zahara, four, and two-year-old Shiloh to Lee’s Art Shop. While Brad Pitt confessed that his kids finds life hard and ‘chaotic’. Jolie’s husband finds it hard and chaotic when he is at home but he insists that the sheer feeling of having a big family and being the father figure makes him happier each day.

Marc by Marc Jacob Talk of the Town

The on going 2009 New York Fashion Week is about glamour, hip and lots of parties. Marc Jacobs’ signature collection showcase the golden age of 80’s subculture, Marc by Marc Jacobs felt like a confusing artifact found in a thrift store.

His exceptional designs of women’s bags, wholesomely tailored men’s suits, and a few attractive party dresses, the effort was oversized and piled-on, is the talk of the Town. I really love this guy. Know more about New York Designers, Photos, Trends, and News visit the here.

But of course, I have other favorites such as :

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Madonna and Barbie turn 50

I love the month of February, the month of my birth, Madonna and Barbie. Yup… Barbie and Madonna will turn 50 years old and I will add another year on mine… Gush! But come on… you too was dazzled and dazzling with this two good looking Girls.

As for me, Madonna was the real Barbie, still stunning and beautiful, as she gets older, she is still a global icon, a performer who emits astonishing statistics like flashing lights from a disco glittering balls. Definitely, she absolutely a style icon. Right from the beginning, she really set trends and she’s the mistress of reinvention. What I like about her is that she’s not afraid to experiment and that means she is much longer-lasting than most celebrities.

While Barbie celebrates her 50th birthday with her very own fashion show at New York. Fifty-one designers, including many household names such as Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Tommy Hilfiger, Diane Von Furstenberg and the London-based red carpet specialists, Marchesa, made specially-designed outfits.

Did you know three Barbies are sold every second according to Mattel. Amazing! Know more about the Barbie  fashion show here and Fifty years of blonde ambition — Click here.  While you can  Listen here .

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