PROUD to be OUT!!!

Some people are hesitant of admitting if they are gays/lesbians, afraid that they will not be accepted by people around them. These celebrities are proud to admit who and what they are:

Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka – They have been in a committed relationship since 2004.

 Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi – They have been engaged after the ban on gay marriage was overturned in May by the California Supreme Court.


Sir Ian McKellan – known actor on stage and screen (Lord of the Rings, X-Men)


Rosie O’Donnell & Kelli Carpenter – they have been wed in 2004 but their marriage was recognized only in May 2008 by the California Supreme Court


Lance Bass – he has been fighting for gay rights since 2006.


Melissa Etheridge & Tammy Lynn Michaels – they have been together at all time, be it good or bad times.


T.R. Knight & Mark Cornelson – this couple has a 16-year age difference to each other.


Sir Elton John & David Furnish – Elton John is proud to be out for 20 years.


George Michael – he has been performing and hitting the crowds up to now.


Christian Siriano – Project Runway winner is proud to be out!


Michael Kors – American designer and Runway judge is also proud to be out!

Tim Gunn – he has been mentoring and aspiring fashionistas on Runway since from the start.


George Takei – known in Star Trek and Heroes, a pioneer for Asian Americans and gay actors in Hollywood.


Beth Ditto – a muse for designers Alexander McQueen and Charles Anastase.

Rex Lee – known for years in HBO’s hit Entourage, watch out for him in Season 5 this September 2008.


JP Calderon – a survivor contestant who became a model and decided to come out in a reality show, The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency.


Luke MacFarlane – portrayed a gay role in the movie, Brothers and Sisters and came out in April 2008.

Reference: Yahoo

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It’s my birthday today!

So many friends and office mates have greeted me since this morning, even some long lost friends.
I really love it when the month of June arrives. So many friends remember to greet me in my birthday expecting me to have some celebration.

I celebrated my birthday last night with Kat, her sister (Ate Tess) and her nephew (Gabriel) in their house in Don Antonio Heights, Quezon City. We just ate pancit palabok from Pancit Malabon, sisig, barbeque and cake from Red Ribbon. I’ll have my birthday celebration tonight in our house with my family and Kat of course. A small celebration with my friends and office mates this Sunday, June 22 at Pork Barrel Grill and Restaurant in Kalayaan, Quezon City. We’ll have some drinks, videoke and chatting all night. Me and Lea decided to have our birthday treat in the office on June 27, Lea’s birthday. I’ll meet my college friends to celebrate with them on June 28 in Mall of Asia. Hopefully, our family outing, also part of my birthday celebration, will be held on June 29 or July 6 in 9 Waves Resort in San Mateo, Rizal.  



I think I deserve a gift… 

Just joking!



It is obvious that I really have a long celebration on my birthday for this month. Just want to celebrate my 25 years of living a meaningful and beautiful life with people important to me.

Water Fun to the Highest Level!

I did enjoy my summer going to beaches and resorts! It’s totally fun and relaxing getting sunburn. I don’t care about sunburn! =) As long as I enjoy every trip with people close to me.

 Dakila Beach Resort (San Juan, Batangas)  

This was part of Sitel‘s team building. I went along with Kat and her office mates. Good thing I was allowed to join with them. =) We ended up in this resort because the other resorts were fully-booked. We were really irritated because we got lost on our way to San Juan, Batangas. Our cottage (made of bamboo) is really relaxing. I enjoyed preparing and eating our dinner in a banana leaf – grilled bangus and pork, itlog na maalat, fresh fruits. We spent the night drinking beers and swimming. We enjoyed the sea and the heat of the sun the next day!

9 Waves (San Mateo, Rizal)

This was the despedida of Kat’s brother who will go back to Africa to work again for UNICEF. It was my first time to go in 9 Waves. It’s not that expensive and facilities were okay. We went there in the weekend that the resort was occupied with so many people. I love its beach entrance and the wave pool. I did enjoy this Olympic size ocean stimulator performing different wave patterns. I noticed that the resort ensures the safety of everyone because there are many lifeguards around. I love it and I’m planning to go back there to celebrate my birthday with my family.

Rio Villa Nuevo Resort (Indang, Cavite)

This was the summer outing of our clan, CTU Inter-Active. We arrived in the resort by 11 p.m. because we got lost on our way there. It is not that accessible but I can say that it was really worth it to visit. I like the resort because it is really nature-friendly and relaxing, also include the 11 swimming pools the resort have. Since it is a mineral spring resort, the water is flowing, fresh, cold, refreshing and not irritating to the eyes. I’d like to go back in here if I have the time.

Nacua Resort (Calatagan, Batangas)




This was the despedida of Kat’s sister after taking vacation for 5 months in the Philippines. Ate Carol will go back to London to continue working as a nurse there. We also celebrated Carl’s (Ate Carol’s son) birthday there. It was just a simple celebration. What I’ll never forget was when Kat and I took time to blow the balloons for the birthday celebrant. I love this resort because it is really relaxing! It’s has a swimming pool, beach and fishing area. The rooms are clean and well-ventilated. We didn’t enjoy the beach that much. We also collected so many star fishes in the beach. If you want to relax, I advise you to visit this place.

Megan’s Resort (Pundaquit, Zambales)

This was our company outing for 2 days in Zambales. It was more fun compared to our outings in Laguna and Batangas last year. All the employees have a great time bonding with each other – drinking beers, sleeping late, eating, singing in the videoke, taking pictures, nature tripping, island hopping. Absolutely fun!!! What can I say about the resort? Simple, not that big. What I didn’t like in it was there were so many flies roaming around the cottages. The rooms were ventilated. Just don’t mention the delay of the resort’s staff in cleaning the rooms and giving us the right keys for our comfort room. We may have suffered from stomach problems during that time, also include the nonsense confrontation with someone, but it didn’t matter that much because we decided to make sure that we will enjoy the outing and WE DID! =) I love to go back to Capones and Anawangin islands!

Forbes Top 10 Most Powerful Celebrities

1. Oprah Winfrey

2. Tiger Woods

3. Angelina Jolie

4. Beyonce Knowles

5. David Beckham

6. Johnny Depp

7. Jay-Z

8. The Police

9. J.K. Rowling

10. Brad Pitt


Meet the other powerful celebrities:

11. Will Smith

12. Justin Timberlake

13. Steven Spielberg

14. Cameron Diaz

15. David Letterman

16. LeBron James

17. Jennifer Aniston

18. Michael Jordan

19. Kobe Bryant

20. Phil Mickelson

21. Madonna

22. Simon Cowell

23. Roger Federer

24. Alex Rodriguez

25. Jerry Seinfeld

26. 50 Cent

27. Kanye West

28. Celine Dion

29. Bruce Willis

30. Dr. Phil McGraw

31. Tom Cruise

32. Jay Leno

33. Sean “Diddy” Combs

34. Stephen King

35. Miley Cyrus

36. Kimi Raikkonen

37. Jeff Gordon

38. Ronaldinho

39. Shaquille O’Neal

40. Judge Judy Sheindlin

41. Howard Stern

42. Tyler Perry

43. Fernando Alonso

44. Leonardo DiCaprio

45. Donald Trump

46. George Lucas

47. Keira Knightley

48. Jerry Bruckheimer

49. Nicolas Cage

50. Spice Girls

51. Matt Damon

52. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

53. Bon Jovi

54. Jennifer Lopez

55. Ben Stiller

56. Kevin Garnett

57. Nicole Kidman

58. James Patterson

59. Rush Limbaugh

60. Reese Witherspoon

61. Maria Sharapova

62. Ryan Seacrest

63. Gwen Stefani

64. Daniel Radcliffe

65. Alicia Keys

66. Gisele Bundchen

67. Gwyneth Paltrow

68. Tyra Banks

69. Serena Williams

70. Eva Longoria Parker

71. Ellen DeGeneres

72. Sarah Jessica Parker

73. Katherine Heigl

74. Regis Philbin

75. Tom Clancy

76. Rachael Ray

77. Cate Blanchett

78. Heidi Klum

79. Carrie Underwood

80. Jon Stewart

81. Justine Henin

82. Judd Apatow

83. Kate Moss

84. Patrick Dempsey

85. Charlie Sheen

86. Drew Carey

87. Steve Carell

88. Lorena Ochoa

89. Jonas Brothers

90. Howie Mandel

91. Wolfgang Puck

92. Zac Efron

93. Annika Sorenstam

94. Ashley Tisdale

95. Gordon Ramsay

96. Jennifer Love Hewitt

97. Lauren Conrad

98. Vanessa Williams

99. Tina Fey

100. Paula Deen

Discounts, Dining Deals, Raffle, Promos, Entertainment Shows, Etc.!!!

Interested in discounts, dining deals, raffle, promos, entertainment shows, etc.? Check these out:

* SM Department Store – 50% off Men’s sale until June 30

– instant P100 cash back for every P1,000 single receipt purchase (men’s wear, accessories, shoes or luggage department) until June 22

– buy in World Traveller bags and luggages and get a chance to win a unique gyroplane ride and overnight accommodations at the Taal Vista Hotel

* SM Megamall – new FILA boutique in upper ground floor Bldg. A

* Ayala Malls – win tickets of Lea Salonga’s Cinderella on June 13-July 15 for every pair of shoes in participating stores

Shoe Sale on June 13-20

– watch a movie and get P100 bonus in your Timezone Powercard, load P200 and get P300 Powercard load

* Makro – win the daily raffle with every P1,000 purchase and a visit to 5 participating booths

– save 30% with every Makro Value Pak (MVP)

* Shopwise – get big discounts on its “Make the Grade with Big Savings”, all branches nationwide

* National Book Store – get the chance to win motorcycles, gaming consoles,laptops and gift certificates if you buy a P300 purchase of “N” items, promo is until June30

* TrinomaNBA Madness on June 14-15 (Activity Center)
– launch of Folded and Hung

* Greenbelt Malls“Pleasures at Greenbelt on Fathers’ Day”, June 15 (12-1 p.m. & 7-8 p.m.)

* Market! Market!“Asian Tropical Living” interior design exhibit until June 30 (Home Market, 3re level)

* Cebu Pacific – All-Domestic Fares, get really low ticket prices until June 17 for travel between July 1 and October 15

* Slimmer’s World International – buy 1 month, get 1 month free and no monthly dues on lifetime membership on its world-class slimming and fitness programs
– avail 15 skin or face treatments and get 15 more treatments for free

* Mang Inasal – get endless rice for every rice meal purchase, all branches nationwide

* Taco BellFiest Platter for only P129/platter available in Gateway Mall, Araneta Coliseum and Trinoma

Meal A: fiesta rice, chunky pork bbq, fiesta salsa salad, churros with chocolate dip
Meal B: 1/2 pound beef combo burrito, potato bites with cheese sauce, cinnamon twists

Meal C: fiesta rice, seasoned ground beef, fiesta salsa salad, potato bites with cheese sauce 

* Italianni – use your BPI Express Credit and get 20% off on any Italianni’s Tower of your choice on your next visit

* Music Museum Pooh…kwang! on June 14, 20-21, 27-29 (9 p.m.)
* Robinson’s Place Manila
– Love Radio’s Tambalang Balahura at Balasubas (June 14, 5 p.m.)

* Araneta Coliseum“From the Heart” concert of Air Supply

* Shang Cineplex13th French Film Festival in Manila until June 22, admission is free (Cinema 1)

* Brillante Mendoza’s Serbis – showing on local cinemas on June 18

* Philippine Cultural Center of the Philippines – Lea Salonga in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella on July 29-August 24