Monday, January 31, 2011

Charice Billboard Watch 2011

"One Day" Music Video!

Friday, January 28, 2011

American Idol 10 - Nashville, Tennessee auditions and reviews

Judging the Judges

I'm beginning to see a pattern in Nigel Lythgoe's directions. Open the show with one of the weird auditions or reactions, then start it off formally with several good singers, highlight some really good ones, then change the flow and declared the city turned "to the dark side" or some other pun. Follow that with a few more better singers and then end with a good enough singer with a heart wrenching story. Aaaaaaaand that's a wrap America!

So this week, Nigel shook it up a bit and began the auditions with a terrible one. Nice going Mr. Lythgoe.

I'm noticing Randy Jackson is trying to be the bad guy on the panel seeing the other 2 are sugary sweet. It's kind of just rude...

Thursday, January 27, 2011

American Idol 10 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin auditions and reviews

Judging the Judges

Steven Tyler is hilarious in this episode of AI. And Jennifer Lopez seemed to be getting the hang of turning people down. Although I must say, I am kind of beginning to miss Simon Cowell just a little bit.

My recommendation remains - they should disagree more. Or at least show them really try and make a case for or against an audition. Right now it just seems too easy - bring in a good singer who goes through then bring in really terrible singers that get turned down.  I'd love to see more on the fence type of people and one of them really making a case for him/her...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Big Bad Blogger an unfolding scandal

Big Bad Blogger aka BBB

Both Bloggers and non-Bloggers alike have been equally intrigued by who the Big Bad Blogger (ingeniously shortened to "BBB") could possibly be - although I must say, anyone in his (we at least know BBB is male) right mind would confess to "giving Blogging a bad name", what with all the hullabaloo and media attention it has received...

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Review: affordable luxury in a Phuket beach resort

This is a review for Horizon Beach Resorts and Hotels.

A trip to Phuket, Thailand means a trip down to the beautiful beaches of this tropical island paradise, and if you're looking for a place to stay - a beach resort in the heart of Patong, or considering a karon lodging hotel that's both luxurious and affordable, or maybe budget accommodations on Patong Beach - Horizon Beach Resorts and Hotels offer these and more.

I am quite easy to please in the sense that if there is a beautiful white sand beach, such as with Patong and Karon Beaches, excellent and affordable massages by capable masseurs and masseuses, and a wonderful relaxing atmosphere - then I'm all set. Everything else is a bonus...

Friday, January 21, 2011

American Idol Season 10 - New Orleans Auditions

American Idol Season 10

It was a short 1 hour episode (compared to last night's 2-hour opening, that is) where all the judges seemed to agree on everyone either going though or not going through.

I see the first signs of a crack here - they need to disagree sometimes while making believable cases why it is a yes and why it is a no.

The ratings for the opening show was a huge 10% dip compared to last year - but I'm optimistic it will grow again. They need better direction though - I expect to be wowed by their talent, and not just swayed by their back stories. Bring it America!

New Orleans Auditions

Here are some featured people in the New Orleans auditions and what I think about them...

Thursday, January 20, 2011

American Idol Season 10 - It's a whole new show!

Have you been eagerly anticipating the return of American Idol as much as I have? Well it's back on it's 10th Season and it's a whole new show!

What's new? For starters, they've lowered the age limit to 15 years old possibly in an attempt to capture the tween market that Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Disney expertly exploit...

Reyjr goes Hawaii Five-O!

Hawaii Five-O! That unmistakable opening title sequence music brings back childhood memories. The original series ended wayyy before I was born and so I never saw a single episode, but despite that, the opening theme sounds fresh to my ears...

Hawaii Five O!

I've been to Hawaii twice - the first time was in the year 2000 during the 14th International Tour of the UP Concert Chorus.  Everyone was excited about Hawaii - the first stop of the 2000 Millennium Concert Tour - I was particularly interested because of all the hype about Hawaii being a paradise, with luscious forests and active volcanoes, creamy white sand beaches and surfing waves...

Liz and Rey at the Honolulu International Airport in Hawaii (taken on April 16, 2003)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Reyjr Random Travel Tip 002: Traveling is not always fun...

Reyjr Travel Tip #002:

"Traveling is not always fun - but if you create the fun wherever you go, then the beautiful places become an awesome backdrop of an already wonderful experience."

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Leaving on a Jet Plane

01-07-11 Friday

Friday: It's past 1 in the morning and I'm still up, packing my luggage for the flight to Singapore on Saturday, but just managing to stuff 2 items at a time before I go back in front of my laptop, wondering why I can't bring myself to finish anything these days.

But wait, I should maybe qualify that - I can't finish anything non-work related... or. Nevermind.

I blame it, my lethargy, on the extended vacation in December. I mean because vacations are never sufficient, they're always "bitin". And so my body is rebelling against any kind of activity.

Anyway, I should prepare myself for a looong day...