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Good Food and Wine Show 2013 - Sydney

I had to start this post with Curtis Stone, because so many of my friends love him so much! His show was fantastic! I love his humour, and I wish I could have taken a video, but I was just into the lively show. Of course, I would like to thank Dae for inviting me to go to this year's Good Food and Wine Show in Sydney, and for choosing Curtis Stone's show.

The Priceless Five Dollars

I own a valuable five-dollar bill. It is special and I plan not to spend it. I believe that this bill is beyond the value it displays on its paper... It is very priceless. Life is good!

STEPH ADVICES: Curly Hair Problems

A blogger from NIQUEINIT.BLOGSPOT.COM asked me how I manage my hair and if I can give some tips. Read this post to see all the products I use, what haircuts are suitable for curly-haired, and how to keep your curls intact and healthy.


This could probably be the MOST ULTIMATE TRIBUTE post I've ever done, which is dedicated to my favorite 90s Pinoy Loveteam: JOLINA MAGDANGAL AND MARVIN AGUSTIN.


If you checked out my 1st entry regarding my 30-day shred results ( 30-Day Shred Weightloss Results: Round 1 ), I lost 7lbs. This time around, I lost 8lbs. Basically, my current weight is 103 lbs. Now I know that we were given the promise of losing UP TO 20 LBS., but once again, I'll defend Jillian Michaels with regards to the issue of the others who did not lose that much--like me.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

MsHyperSinger on CgeTV INDALOOP 's Pilot Episode

Tuesday, April 24, 2012  at 11:09 PM

 Last night, CgeTV INDALOOP ( ) aired its pilot episode on ABS-CBN, which had plenty of CGEZENS on the edge of their excitement. It is a new show that aims to air videos uploaded by anybody to (where I've been a member since it first came out in 2010 I think) , and it is hosted by Anna (click this to read my post about her), Jessica, Edu, Nikko, Chacha, & Kuya Jobert.

I was not aware that my video was included in their episode, until I woke up with tweets and tags regarding my TELEPHONE video being on last night's show. I missed the episode because of the timezone (it was pretty late here and I had to leave early in the morning), so I am still happy that GEEMAN was able to record it. Thank you Geeman! And thanks to Cristy IamMsFeeLan, Princess Oasis, CGEZEN Jahkenz, and Leigh Oasis for notifying me! :)

Screencapture from Geeman's Recorded Footage

Here is the video they aired during last night's episode:

 To view the full video of my "Telephone" cover on CGETV, click:

FACT: The "Telephone" video means a lot to me and some bloggers, because I shot & edited this the whole night with only a few minutes of sleep, then I was off to meet some of the U-BLOGGERS for the first time!!! They were among the first few to watch this video, so I dedicate this to you guys and everyone who supported it since its release! =)

To watch the FULL PILOT EPISODE via WWW.CGE.TV , click here:


CGETV, thank you for including me in your playlist! More power to you guys! I love how you are empowering everyone to release their creativity, and you have been helpful in becoming their creative outlet. Keep it up! You're continuously inspiring the Filipinos to share what they have.

To those who have something to share, join and get the chance to be aired on TV!

CGETV INDALOOP airs every 12:30 AM on ABS-CBN.

Saturday, April 14, 2012


Saturday, April 14, 2012  at 7:47 PM

TRAVELIZTERA: Randomly Entertaining !
 has just been nominated for the Best Australian Blogs 2012 Competition People's Choice Award !
People's choice award

To vote, click on the badge above (VOTE FOR ME NOW) or click here: and click next until you get to the "T-Z by blog titles" page to be able to choose " Traveliztera: Randomly Entertaining ! "

Voting will close on May 9, 2012 at 5:00 PM (Australia).

Again, thank you for always supporting me guys! It truly means a lot to me! I appreciate each and everyone of you so much!


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Priceless Five Dollars

Thursday, April 12, 2012  at 11:55 PM

I own a valuable five-dollar bill. It is special and I plan not to spend it. I believe that this bill is beyond the value it displays on its paper... It is very priceless. 

After getting off the train, I saw a bus that was almost leaving. Based on my timetable, that was my ride. I went up the bus and gave my ticket to the driver. He ticked it off and then asked where I was going. I said the street name and he said "Oh dear... Sorry, I'm not going that route. You'd have to wait for the next bus. Sorry... " 

I went down and headed to the bench at the bus stop. I noticed a lady sitting there, also waiting for the next bus. I was curious as to what time the next bus was, so I checked the timetable posted on the pole there. Before I can even find what I was looking for, the lady was beside me, looking at the timetable too. 

"Did you get off from that last bus?" she asked.

"Yes, but that was the wrong bus, so I have to wait for the next one..." I answered back politely, facing her and noticing that she was probably a Macedonian and in her 50s. Somehow, she reminded me of my mother.

She looked at me, and with a worried face, she asked, "Did you notice a bag somewhere on that bus?"

"I'm so sorry, I did not see a bag..." I replied with sympathy.

She sighed. "I don't know what to do now..." 

I can feel her disappointment. I started to think how she can get it back. I looked at the timetable and saw the hotline of the bus company.

"Do you have a mobile?" I asked.

"I left my mobile at home." she answered worriedly. 

I took out my mobile and started dialling. I knew that the next bus I needed to catch was arriving in a few minutes, but I decided to just take the second bus if I missed this one, because with the lady having no mobile at all, I knew I won't be able to contact her for further instructions from the bus company.

I talked to the operator, telling her that there was a lady who forgot her bag. I answered all the information needed through the account of the lady. The operator then asked if the lady has a mobile, and I said "No..." The operator then told me to tell the lady to go home and that they will just contact her through her home number for further updates. I gave the lady's home number, and then thanked the operator for the help. 

As soon as the call ended, my bus arrived. I gave the lady the final instructions, and said that I had to go. 

"Thank you so much. You are a big help... Nobody would have helped me if you were not here."

She suddenly took my hand and placed something in it... I saw a five-dollar bill. I immediately tried returning it back.

"Thank you so much, but I can't accept this..." I told her, trying to give it back. She wouldn't accept it and kept pushing me softly towards the bus, reassuring me that it was fine.

"Please... Take it, please... You have done too much. This is not even enough to pay you back for the help that you have done. You are a wonderful child... People like you are rare..." she said softly, tapping my back. 

She walked behind me as I went up the bus, still trying to give it back. She tapped my back and said, "Please... This is my only way of repaying your kindness... It's not even enough... Please accept it..." 

I sighed and smiled softly, "You didn't have to, but thank you so much... "

She decided to go home, so she was riding the same bus with me. When I entered the bus, I found myself a seat. After a few seconds, she was heading towards me, and decided to sit beside me.

I smiled at her, and then remembered to give her the hotline of the bus company in case she wanted updates. I wrote down the telephone number and the bus number on her ticket, as well as the time when it left from that certain stop, so that the company can track down the bus. I gave the ticket back to her, and she placed it back inside her wallet.

She looked at me with a smile, "You are a very kind person. I appreciate what you have done. I am really happy. It is really rare to meet people like you who would help just like that. I can't believe you helped me. God bless you." 

"Thank you so much... I really hope that you would receive your bag soon." I smiled. At the same time, I couldn't help but admire her words. I did not know that she appreciated my help that much--that it meant a lot for her.

She sighed, "I really hope so. I worked so hard this morning, cleaning and everything. On my way home, I saw these boots. I bought them, and now, I left them on the bus. Such a bad luck... But thank you for being a blessing..."

She tapped my cheek softly like a mother would do to her child when there's appreciation.

She continued, "I have two daughters. Just like you. I was very strict with them when they were young, and now they like helping other people. They would come home and tell me that they helped an old lady. It makes me happy. They grew up kind... "

When she was narrating, I can see that she was teary. Alongside that, I can sense that she was proud of her daughters.

"Just like you..." she added.

Her words were really touching and profound. I never received that kind of appreciation before from a stranger. It was all new to me. She was really appreciative, and that brightened up my day. It was also rare to find people like her who would appreciate a simple help so much.

"What you did was really thoughtful. That was how I wanted my daughters to make other people feel. I am happy..." she said, tapping me on my shoulder.

I couldn't help but admire this lady. She was a very grateful and appreciative person, blessed with amazing daughters. She was truly blessed. 

My stop was coming up, and I pressed the "Stop" button.

"Thank you so much... You are a really kind person too. Your daughters are lucky to have a wonderful mother like you. I need to go down now, but I hope you can get your bag back..." I said with a hopeful tone. 

She stood up to give way to me. I walked out of the seat we shared, and said goodbye to her. 

"Thank you again... God bless you, child!" she said as I smiled and walked out of the bus.

I crossed the street, and could not stop thinking about the lady, wishing her the best to get the bag back with the hard-earned boots. At the same time, her gratefulness amazed me. Based on what she was telling me, what I did really affected her so much, because the value behind the act I was able to show was a value she treasured so much. This was what she wanted her daughters to do, and she was able to receive what she wanted to share through me. I, too, am grateful to her for making me part of what she wanted to happen-- to spread love through simple acts of kindness.

The way she valued my help was priceless, and the five-dollar bill symbolised this. She may say that it was not enough to repay me, but for me, it was more than enough, because its value was not limited by the number written on it-- she gave me a bill that symbolised the priceless happiness given to me through her appreciation, and the happiness I may have given her too. We valued each other, and were grateful to have crossed each other's path. 

Do not hesitate to help, because you do not know how much you can make a difference to the other person. If you received help, do not hesitate to say "thank you", because you do not know how much you can make a difference to the other person as well. Happiness becomes a two-way appreciation, and that is the best kind of happiness that can truly complete people. The GOLDEN RULE is proven true.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

YOUTUBE Spotlight: ArchieMIAlive

Wednesday, April 11, 2012  at 10:54 PM

He dances. He plays the piano. He makes people laugh. He inspires. 

ArchieMIAlive caught my attention due to his incredible dance moves-- then I heard him play the piano. I guess music is definitely keeping him alive. Through his videos and posts (Facebook or Twitter), I felt his great passion towards dancing. He makes it fun for everyone, at the same time, he respects the art and embraces it along the way. He believes that you should never stop yourself from taking chances, because every step brings you somewhere.

Let's get to know ARCHIE!

Name: Archie Inoncillo
Age: 25
Location: Ketchikan, Alaska, USA
Youtube ID: ArchieMIAlive 

When did you start Youtube?
- I started my first YouTube Channel "n1nebreaker" in 2006. I opened a series of channels for my different projects, but decided to stay with "ArchieMIAlive" because I feel like my most progressive works have been captured there.

Why did you decide to finally share your videos online?
- I decided to share videos online when I felt like YouTube was becoming "the thing" to do. That's my honest answer at first, but then I got to thinking that I could keep the videos online for me to keep track of my personal progress as a dancer and as a person. You know how our parents used to keep tapes among tapes of home movies? Well this is pretty much my version, and I just want to share what I see with everyone.

How did you come up with your username?
- ArchieMI (M.I. are my middle and last initials) Alive - exactly what it means. haha! ACTUALLY, it's my contact e-mail also. gets mo? lol!

What videos does your channel offer?
- My channel currently offers Personal Vlogs of my life including my travels overseas as well as to various dance training sites. The vlogs are my spin on things, I do my best to accurately portray how I saw everything at that very moment. 

I also have many dance choreography videos of myself and the teams that I choreograph for. 

I'll throw in some slight comedic skits as well as personal opinions and rants. 

It's quite a mishmash of things. I suppose it's a little something for everyone. 

Best video to offer:
- This video is blocked in the States so for you Aussies and anyone who reads this NOT in the USA, feel privileged!

It's the summation of my entire 2011. It's a reel of all my clips from the year to show all my progress and everything I'm blessed to be surrounded by.

What is your goal in Youtube?
- My goal in YouTube is not to be the best at what I do but be the happiest doing what I do. I hope to inspire anyone who comes across my videos. I personally never thought of doing it for the money or fame. I just want to share everything I've worked hard at doing with anyone who is willing to give me the time to watch it. 

What is the inspiration behind your dancing?
- Dancing has always just been a big part of me. I'm always challenging myself to do better than I just did. Other people are my inspirations. It's not just other great dancers but everyday people as well. I see how hard they work and be great at what they do, and I just want to be at least halfway decent at what I do.

Dance is supposed to be fun. It carries emotion. It takes it away. It creates a feeling. It expresses everything words can't say. When I'm inspired and have no words, I just dance it out.

How did you discover your talent? 
- Talent? LOL! I personally don't think I'm very talented, but I suppose it came naturally from when I trained in music starting at the age of 7. Whenever there was music videos playing on tv, I would just copy whatever they were doing. Maybe it started there... lol! It seems like dance was always in my life that I guess i can't remember exactly when I started.

Any message for the viewers?
 - I hope you get to know me through my videos and as I keep sharing and progressing in my craft. I'm thankful for anyone that takes a minute to watch because that means you took a minute to get to know who I am. 

More so, I just want to say that if you're inspired to do something and if there's something you want to do, don't hesitate to try. Life is short sometimes, and we may not always get the opportunity to do the things we wanted because we hesitated. It may be scary to just jump into something, but I assure you as long as you're confident in your endeavor, you'll be glad you tried whether or not it happened the way you wanted. I'm just blessed to have people in my life who endlessly inspire me to take chances. I hope you find it for yourselves as well. 

Thank you so much Archie for the time! You gave a good message to anyone who has a huge dream and just needs a little push. I wish you all the best, and may you dance your way to your greatest achievements!


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Monday, April 9, 2012

Interactive TITANIC SUPER 3D Parody

Monday, April 9, 2012  at 10:05 PM

Titanic is back... with PLENTY of interactive 3D twists!


I do not want to spoil you, but this 3D trailer contains FUNNY scenes. Curious? Start watching now!


And yes, I used to be a TITANIC fangirl -- well... more of a LEO DI CAPRIO fangirl, thanks to my COUSIN named CHERRY. :P She's a huge fan of Titanic, and she influenced me when I was only 8 years old. LOL. Good job Ate! :P

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Katy Perry : Part of Me - 3D Movie

Thursday, April 5, 2012  at 7:26 PM

After Justin Bieber, get ready to get up close with the firework-- Katy Perry! She is releasing a documentary film--in 3D !

Screenshot of Katy Perry's trailer for her debut film, "Part of Me".

According to Katy, she has teamed up with Paramount and Imagine for an intimate documentation of her life on and off stage during her California Dreams Tour. In her own words: "I want to take you behind the cotton candy clouds and reveal the highs and lows and nuts of bolts (sic) of this extraordinary ride. I promise you, after seeing this film, you will truly know me."

Check out this trailer to get a sneak peek of what to expect!

Are you excited???



Sunday, April 1, 2012

YOUTUBE Finds: The Visit by GRIM FILM

Sunday, April 1, 2012  at 11:44 AM

If you became a fan of "The Long Distance Relationship", here is another moving creation from GRIM FILM. This is something different from their team, however, they did not lose the element of that final "heart poke" just when you thought everything was going fine.

Enjoy the video!


GRIM FILM is a Malaysian team founded by Roy Ajong and Jared Lee. Their "The Long Distance Relationship" film received an invite to screen at the 58th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen in Germany.

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