blackbutterfly
I am not a Koby Bryant fan at all but ey US basketball Olympics team made it for gold. Arrrghhh.... hayyyz i hate the last few minutes of the last quarter of the game. It seemed that there's a wave a luck which turned left. grrrrrrrrrr.... My heart is for the reigning World Champions and third in the FIBA World Rankings for men, the spanish national basketball team. Ummm for me theyll always be reighning champions! lol Nothing...ummm they are hot not just on the court but eyyy...don't you have eyes to see? hehe

Others are too "OA", Hmm most of them who are from NBA are too hyped and it's annoying! 

Anyway,and is this accusation against spain team eve fair? I don't see anything in this picture that's even close to racist as defined by mr. webster.

So they had fingers stretching the corners of their eyes to make a slant and resemble a chinese? So what's with it?  hmm okay so here's a bit of info. 
"Spain's Olympic basketball team posed for this advertisement prior to the games . The ads, for a Spanish courier company, appeared in the Spanish-language newspaper La Marca.
 The ad was sponsored by a Spanish courier company, Seur. The irony they say is,  Spain's team,  also is sponsored by Li-Ning Footwear, a Chinese company founded by Li Ning, the final torchbearer who was hoisted along the top of Beijing National Stadium during the Olympic Opening Ceremony finale." 

So is this a racist photo?
Do you think this is a gesture done to mock and degrade  chinese people  of which  i don't feel it does, in fact it does advertise the upcoming Beijing event if you look at it.

This is such a simple kinda childish pose and to some even stupid and plain that, but NEVER RACIST, unless you really want to see the glass half empty than full.

Wahhhh! these players are hot i just love them so stop trying to put a smear on their sleeves!
blackbutterfly
I am pissed off Dunkin Donuts tv commercial lately.  I don't think the kid is so cute and huggable nahhh and its not because of her looks at all.  See, this kid is the type that needs so much care and attention for some serious discipline in real life and not ann..ohhh-gee-you're-so-damn-cute-tweetie-swettie-pie-honey-bee-come-t0-mom-who-can punish-a-cutie-innocent-like-you?!

HOw'd i find the kid cute? throwing tantrums, screaming like a super bitch and greedy glutton who hasn't eaten for ages,yelling at the elders for the missing donut others ate?!?  Okay, i'll be level to level. She's a kid lke 5 years old or something? But is that reason to treat it like wowww she's so cute?! I don't remember yelling at elder bro or elder sis or worst mom just because she happened to eat the last donut i really wanted to eat myself.  I don't even believe my mom taught me to yell like a she-devil just for the food somebody ate that i wanted just for myself. hayzzzzz lol.  Did the makers of this commercial think it's pretty cool and cute?
Yeah, most commercials using kids are reaaaaly cute. But they should try more of that milk commercial where this supercute boy remarked with matching dimples and smiles "...sorry na ha, i traded my sandwhich for a kiss." That was a boy, taking food out behind her mom's back to share it with his favorite dog. Hmmm or well, they should do more of lucky me noodles commercials. Remember how this little girl wanted to rush to the exit door but gave way to the other little girl who was holding her scrutches. The line was, " Mauna ka na."( "You may go ahead first.") then there was that sweet sincere smile. Next scene was that of this girl having dinner with her mom and dad. They were on a happy meal and chat when she and her father accidentally turned  take a serving of this pancit canton. Her father gave a smile, remarked "Mauna ka na Tricia."

Seen that new version of this commercial? This time, it's a little boy who was overloaded with school stuff and trying to get inside the classroom whle trying to carry a load of this playhouse project on both hands. He was trying at the door and accidentally slammed the door while walking in which made his classmates who were in the middle of talk all stunned at the bang. Hmm this cute little boy smiled and said apologetically...."Ay, Sorry." Next scene was him with his family. They were having a talk over dinner when suddenly in the middle, his dad made an awful, accidental sneezy thing. hmmm it was his Dad's turn and he said exactly the same thing the kid used. "sorry"

Commercials like these, so simple and so natural but  it says a lot. It is using kids in a cuter, smarter, adorable way to remind each kid at home (an even grown ups) that passing on values by example is a wonderful thing.
It is just tv but then again nope, it is more than just tv.  It is how we present what's good and not to the young ones and i hope more and more commercials of this type will come out.  :)  I really hope the next Dunkin Donut commercial will be real cute.
blackbutterfly

These two interesting girls play a see saw of gold and silver.  I am placing two US  gymanstics sweethearts side by side, the overall women gymnastics heroine, Nastia Luikin and Shawn  Johnson,Olympic gold on t balance beam.  The two are said to have brought glitters to US but unavoidably it's a pretty rivalry.  I made an effort to look over some facts of both gold medalist gymnastics olympians. Hmmm when i first saw Luikin receiving and beaming smiles and shedding tearful joys on cam while wearing her gold medal and watching her countrys flag swaying, I've admired her more than her beautiful as butterfly grace.  This changed a bit though when i saw her facial expressions when she landed the two silvers.  Awww, if you know what i mean.  Wahh and if not try reviewing the event on any uploaded youtube videos.  I am honestly kinda distracted and disappointed and somewhat disgusted with her sour facial movements which negated her gymnastics beauty times when it wasn't her gold but silver.  This is the reason why i find Shawn a lot more attractive and charming although i still admit, Luikin, talentwise is still  really all about the all-around gymanstics gold title she holds.
 NASTIA LUIKIN 
Born: October 30, 1989
Moscow, Soviet Union
Hometown: Parker, TX
Parker, TX      
Ht: 5'3"
Leaving her mark
Nastia Liukin leaves Beijing with five medals, tying a U.S. record held by Mary Lou Retton (1984) and Shannon Miller (1992). Her Olympic medal haul bests that of her father, Valeri, who "only" has four.  
Liukin grabs gold ... silver (three times) ... and bronze
Liukin captured the Olympic gold medal in the all-around competition at the 2008 Beijing Olympics defeating teammate Shawn Johnson who finished in second. She added this medal to the family's trophy case exactly twenty years after her father captured two golds at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. She also has a silver medal with the U.S. team and a bronze medal on floor exercise. In a convoluted tie-breaking procedure, Liukin finished second on uneven bars to China's He Kexin. On beam, she finished second to Johnson.
2008 Olympic lead-up
With one of the most difficult uneven bars routines in the world, Liukin took the American Cup title over Shawn Johnson in March. In April, she won the Pacific Rim Championships. A stumble on floor at Nationals left her in second to Shawn Johnson, but Liukin's Day 2 all-around total proved that when both Liukin and Johnson hit, it's anyone's game. Liukin once again finished second to Johnson at the Olympic Trials, but it was enough to secure a berth on the 2008 Olympic Team.
Russian roots
Liukin was born in Moscow of the former Soviet Union and goes by Nastia, the Russian diminutive of Anastasia. Liukin is fluent in Russian and English, speaks some Spanish and would like to learn French. 
All in the family
Nastia's parents are products of the Soviet gymnastics machine. Nastia's father, Valeri Liukin, was a double gold medalist (team, high bar) at the 1988 Seoul Games, and her mother, Anna Kochneva Liukin, was the 1987 rhythmic world champion with clubs. Citing their personal experiences (in wedding photos, Valeri is sporting a cast), Valeri and Anna were reluctant to let Nastia begin formal training. But since they could not afford a babysitter, Nastia tagged along to the gym. From the sidelines, Nastia began imitating the moves of gymnasts she watched and was soon outperforming them. Unable to ignore their four-year-old's natural talent, Valeri and Anna relented.

NBCOlympics.com
Nastia Liukin, 18, has won nine world championships medals, tying Shannon Miller's American record
Better than dad ... and mom
With nine medals from world championship competition, Liukin tied Shannon Miller's record. Liukin also owns more world medals than her parents do -- combined.

A face in the crowd
Typically too nervous to watch her daughter compete, Anna Liukin leaves the competition arena after warm-ups. Such was not the case at the 2007 Worlds, where Anna stayed to watch Nastia during the beam final and cheered loudly enough for Nastia to hear. The support made a difference: after an up-and-down week, Nastia reclaimed her world title on beam.
So close
In 1988, Valeri Liukin missed an all-around gold by one-tenth of a point. Nastia missed the all-round title at the 2005 Worlds by one-thousandth of a point. And though she's a world champion with clubs, Anna Liukin missed out on an all-around medal at the 1987 rhythmic worlds due to a minor error.
Bar none
Liukin's first world title came in 2005 on the uneven bars, and she won back-to-back silver medals (to two different gymnasts) in 2006 and 2007 -- in close, somewhat controversial finishes. Her 2008 routine is among the most difficult in the world and also the most flawlessly executed, a combination that makes it hard to call anyone else the favorite for Olympic gold.

Injury
While training for the 2006 Worlds, Liukin sprained her right ankle on the trampoline, which limited her to a bars-only role in Aarhus, Denmark (she won the silver medal). She had surgery in late 2006. Just prior to the 2007 Pan American Games, Liukin's ankle injury flared up again, leaving her with little preparation time for the 2007 Nationals, where a disastrous first day of competition had many wondering if she was trying to do too much, too soon -- she had only been training floor and vault for about two weeks. Liukin proved her doubters wrong on the second night, storming back to claim third place.
True grit
As a 12-year-old competing in her first junior nationals in 2002, Liukin fell from uneven bars during the first rotation and left the podium in tears without completing her routine, holding her right elbow. She finished the competition, and despite counting a 6.8 score, made her first junior national team. Liukin says this is one of her proudest moments in the sport.

Aspiring actress
A rising freshman at Southern Methodist University in Texas, Liukin plans to study international business and has joked that she and teammate Alicia Sacramone, who is studying design at Brown, will open a boutique-clothing store together. Both are interested in acting, and Nastia had a small speaking role in the 2006 movie, StickIt!. She starred opposite Nadia Comaneci in an adidas commercial broadcast during the 2004 Olympic Games.

                     
 SHAWN JOHNSON
Born: January 19, 1992
Des Moines, IA
Hometown: West Des Moines, IA
Residence: West Des Moines, IA
Ht: 4'9
Gold at last
Iowa's Shawn Johnson -- finally -- won an Olympic gold medal in Beijing when she won the balance beam title over Nastia Liukin, mostly on the basis of her difficulty score.
Silver lining
Johnson captured the silver medal in the all-around right behind Liukin. She entered the competition as a heavy favorite to bring home the gold but was had to settle for second behind her teammate and friend, Liukin, who simply outperformed her that day.  Johnson also won a silver medal with the U.S. team and an individual silver on floor exercise.
2008: Olympic lead-up
Johnson entered the American Cup in March with an undefeated season behind her. She debuted -- and fell -- on a new vault (See 'Difficulty Factor,' below) and finished second to U.S. teammate Nastia Liukin. But at Nationals, Johnson hit the vault on both days of competition and topped Liukin in the all-around standings by a point, winning her second U.S. title.  She continued her streak by hitting the vault both days at Olympic Trials on her way to finishing first and securing a spot on the 2008 Olympic Team.
World Champion 
In 2007, Johnson went undefeated in the all-around at the senior level. In her first senior season, Johnson won the American Cup all-around title and then added three gold medals, including the all-around, at the Pan American Games before taking the U.S. national title in August. She dominated the all-around at the 2007 Worlds, winning by more than a point. Johnson also won a gold medal with the U.S. team and an individual floor exercise title.
Paying tribute
In a nod to her coaches -- and the Games -- Johnson competed at the 2006 U.S. Nationals with her name in Chinese on her leotard. Johnson came up with the idea and researched the characters on the internet. In 2007, she went one better, adding Li, her beam coach, to the sleeve and Chow's Gymnastics, the name of her gym, to her warm-ups.
Animal lover
During study halls, Johnson often walks animal shelter dogs as part of her school's volunteer program. She has two tabby cats, Max and Vern, who were adopted from a local shelter, and a golden retriever named Tucker.
Kimbo #2
Martha Karolyi, the U.S. National Team coordinator, sees the comparisons between Johnson and 1991 world champion Kim Zmeskal and has dubbed her "Kimbo #2." Karolyi also has called her "Pumpkin," the same nickname she and husband Bela had for Zmeskal, who is one of Johnson's idols.
Difficulty factor
Johnson is known for her power and amplitude on all of her skills. She's capable of a vault that only a handful of gymnasts in the world have performed -- a Yurchenko with 2 1/2 twists -- and tumbles on the elevated, 4-inch-wide beam as if it were the floor.
Breakin' out
Johnson burst onto the scene in 2006, making her mark at the U.S. Nationals, where she won the junior title with a score that topped the entire women's field -- seniors included.
Out on a limb
Then an unknown coach, Liang made a gutsy move in 2005 when he submitted a videotape of Johnson's gymnastics to Martha Karolyi, the U.S. national team coordinator with a letter describing Shawn as "a gymnast who could help the U.S. team." Liang kept the letter a secret from Johnson, until one afternoon during the daily announcements when he told his entire team that Johnson had been invited to the Karolyi ranch, where the U.S. national team trains each month. "I was so proud of him," Johnson said. "[Going to the ranch] was something I really wanted, and he made it happen."
Scary start
Johnson scored a zero on her APGAR test (measures newborns' physical condition after delivery); a score of seven or higher is considered "in good health." It didn't slow her for long. Johnson walked at nine months, skipping the crawling stage, and was climbing out of her crib before she was one year old. As a toddler, she would pile all of her toys on the floor as a makeshift ladder to reach the top of the family's entertainment center. From there, she'd jump onto the red leather couch.
blackbutterfly
Hahaha singer, composer, comedian Bitoy, Toybitz or Michael V is the second filipino to cover Readers' Digest! That's what i heard and read from the news today. :p I think the article failed to mention about what made or makes him a famous singing comedian and composer. Hehe  This guy used to have MTV or MEV(Music Tagalog Version /Music English Version) segment on Bubble gang show over gma7. It is where he used to translate tagalog hits into english and vice versa. What made it a good laugh is that lyrics were translated word for word and he'd dress up, make up and take on the appearance of the artist and simulate the music video.

One of those i couldnt forget are these lines...
"..but when i dial the telephone...all by myself...  _ from hit song All By Myself

"at nang sinabunan ko ang telepono...
lahat binili mag-isa..."

"Hindi mahanap sa lupa ang pag-asa ...himala kasalanan bang humingi ako sa langit ng isang himala"
line from hit song by Rivermaya "HIMALA

".... (i forgot) ... weather forcas ...tmiracle, would it be a sin if i ask from heaven just one miracle"

"pagdating ng panahon, baka ikaw rin at ako..." line from hit song by Aiza Seguerra "PAGDATING NG PANAHON"

"when it comes here the weather, a cow is also you and me..."

The cover of the issue has "YARI KA" hmmm his famous line right after the end of his weekd show "Bitoy's Funniest Videos"

Here's part of the article:

RD's September issue carries its "5th annual humor special." Michael V. is in good company with Singapore's Mark Lee and Malaysia's Harith Iskander.
Did you know that Michael V.'s real name is Beethoven del Valle Bunagan?
In the article (as told to Mars W. Mosqueda Jr.), Michael V. explained, "My father named me after the German composer Ludwig van Beethoven, not because we shared the same birth date - mine's December 17, 1969; his December 16, 199 years earlier - but because my father saw a copy of Beethoven's record in his boss's office and didn't know that Beethoven was a surname. My stage name is derived from two performers I admire: Michael Jackson and Filipino singer Gary V."
Noted for the myriad characters he plays, Michael V. said further, "Some people wonder how I can get into the different characters' heads so easily. The make-up and costumes help a lot. Once I see myself in front of the mirror, I can easily transform into the person I need to be. Having said that, there's always a bold line that separates the real me from the characters that I play so when people ask me if I'm scared that I won't be able to get back to the real me, I just laugh. I mean, I don't go around in ladies' dresses when I'm with my kids at a mall."
blackbutterfly
 Hmm so here's the final medal count for the top 5. US is at the top by ten but still, the host city won most golds! So what does that mean? I am not anti-US lol but i think gold weighs more than any other medals even if you get more silvers and bronze. Anyway, still awww soooooooo much blessed than other countries hehehe than to walk away without one to bring back home with. Just one of those medals be it silver, gold or bronze is too much of a prestige and honor!  In fact each honest representatives who did their best should be praised for their courage, determination and sportsmanship. Wahhhh i still just wish Spain took home the gold for basketball. Well.. time didnt cooperate. :p


Gold Silver Bronze Total
 United States 36 38 36 110
China 51 21 28 100
Russia 23 21 28 72
Britain 19 13 15 47
Australia 14 15 17 46


Here are 36 facts i read somewhere on the news which i find entersting!

1) China won the most gold medals at the Beijing Games with 51. They become the first country to crack the 50-gold mark since the Soviet Union in 1988. The most golds ever won in a single Olympics is 83 (United States, 1984).
2) It's the first time since 1936 that a country other than the United States or the Soviet Union has led the medal count.
3) China won more golds in Beijing (51) than they did total medals in Atlanta (50).
4) 'Project 119' was a Chinese initiative designed toward winning golds in the medal-rich sports of swimming, track, rowing, kayaking and sailing. Reports are already crediting Project 119 with China's dominance in the gold medal count, but Chinese athletes won just four golds in those sports. Their total was instead augmented by even better performances in Chinese-dominated events like diving, gymnastics and table tennis.
5) The United States won the same amount of golds (36) that they did in Athens, continuing a remarkable consistency that the nation has exhibited over the past half-century. American Olympic gold totals since 1952: 40, 32, 34, 36, 45, 33, 34, 83, 36, 37, 44, 38, 36 and 36. (The outlier of 83 was from the boycotted 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.)
6) The overall medal count was won by the United States for the fourth consecutive Olympics. The U.S. earned 110 medals, compared to China's 100.
7) Per capita, China won one gold medal for every 25 million people in the country. The United States' per capita rate was one gold for every 8.5 million. The tiny island nation of Jamaica, which won a staggering six golds in Beijing, had a per capita rate of one gold for every 450,000 residents. Had China won at that rate, the country would have earned 2,889 golds.
8) Greece won 16 medals as the host country in 2004. Four years later, the founders of the Olympics managed just four -- their lowest total since 1992.
9) African countries won a total of 40 medals, the highest total in history for the continent.
10) Six countries won their first ever Olympic medals: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Mauritius, Sudan, Tajikistan and Togo.
11) Great Britain won 47 medals, the most in their history and a 17-medal increase from Athens. Expect an even higher total in 2012, when the Games will be held in London for the first time in 68 years. The last time Great Britain competed in a Summer Olympics on its home turf, they earned a disappointing three golds.
12) India has 17% of the world's population. They won 0.31% of Olympic medals.
13) China: 19.8% of population, 10.4% of medals.
14) United States: 4.6% of population, 11.5% medals.
15) Jamaica: 0.041% of population, 1.15% medals.
16) Iceland was the least populous country to win an Olympic medal.
17) Pakistan was the most populous country not to win an Olympic medal (164 million residents, sixth-largest nation in the world).
18) Michael Phelps would have finished tied for 9th in the gold medal count, ahead of countries including France, Netherlands, Spain, Canada, Argentina, Switzerland, Brazil and Mexico.
19) The rest of the world won seven golds in men's swimming events. Phelps, of course, won eight.
20) The United States won the most golds (7) and most total medals in the track competition (23), despite having what was widely considered a disappointing meet
21) More proof that boxing is dead in the United States: the country earned just one medal (a bronze) in the 12 boxing events. Even after three straight disappointing boxing performances at the Summer Games, the U.S. has still won the most Olympic boxing medals (109) in history.
22) China won 8 out of 12 possible medals in table tennis and 7 of 8 possible golds in diving.
23) Great Britain won 7 of 10 golds in track cycling and won 12 medals overall. The rest of the world earned 18 medals in the sport.
24) National gold-medal sweeps: Basketball (USA), Beach Volleyball (USA), Rhythmic Gymnastics (RUS), Synchronized Swimming (RUS), Table Tennis (CHN) and Trampoline (CHN).
25) Sweden had the best medal tally (4 silver, 1 bronze) without winning a gold.
26) Armenia won 6 bronze medals, but no gold or silver ones.
27) Speaking of former Soviet states, members of the former Soviet Union won a total of 173 medals in Beijing.
28) In 1992, Cuba finished 5th in the gold medal count. In 2008, the nation finished 28th.
29) From 1980 to 2008, Jamaica won three Olympic golds. In a span of six days in Beijing, Usain Bolt won three.
30) Sweden was a fixture in the top-three of the overall medal count for the early part of the 20th century. In Beijing, the Scandinavian country finished 38th and was shut-out in golds for just the second time in history.
31) Panama and Mongolia won the first gold medals in their respective histories.
32) China won 27 gold medals in judged sports.
33) The United States won 4 gold medals in judged sports.
34) China's "real" medal tally was 24/17/14/55.
35) The "real" medal tally for the United States: 32/31/27/80.
36) In all, 958 medals were handed out to athletes from 87 countries, the most medals and medal receipients in Olympic history.
blackbutterfly
Just as i knew it! USA-CHINA-RUSSIA landed top3 spots!  wahhhh ! While usa-china got close fighting stunts for medal posessions,  toink....i can't see my own country. :(

Where are you Philippines my native land? Hehehe hayzzzzz i didn't see a filipino with even a single bronze at least awww....so sad.First, with all due respect to our "honest" athletes who may have tried their "honest" best somehow, I still have certain doubts. 

Are we filipino's so incapacitated and entirely weak ? Isn't there one filipino with an olympiad talent and skill? Did we all even formally know who our representatives are or where they are from an how they were chosen to get to a worldwide-famed competition as this? Sad but it seems like we're a nation so invisible and blotted out.Couldn't there have been more capable talents somewhere in the four corners of this country who could have made it but weren't just given the chance? There must be talents who could have gone further but are obscured because of their status in society. They are those who got what it takes but not "who" it takes to get there.Would I be alone if i feel and think that once more here we go dealing with nepotism cancer?

Still, where are the others who could have been there? Are we stucked as less successfull for being "kayumanggi" or for being  a third world country? HOw do we explain Kenya?
The must be ones who go innate talents but not the professional trainings to polish their craft. Divers aren't much a wonder here are they? Even the badjao's got swift scuba diving skills, youd throw coins down and they'll swim for it all the way down. Kids 4 or 5yrs old or even less swarm the seas left unattended they swim like fishes here and there. There are those with acrobatic stunts  in circuses and much more. But even built up with such talents from birth, they are but diamonds in the rough.  While the country is busy with dirty politics, and overcoated with graft and corruption, there is no time to think about giving special care for future atheletes who could have brought home golds. Remember how in ancient Greece boys from birth were trained for their special military purpose to build their nation?  Countries who have excelled  the olympics...do you have an idea how they bring up their talents from childhood? While they are busy developing the fullest athletic capacity for these children, our kids are mostly left to train on their own. You can name but a few ones who got sot of formal trainings, ones from well-to-do familes perhaps while others are struggling to develop their own without much mentoring.

I dream of seeing politicians do something so that there's more budget allocated to enhance athletic power the best that could be done rather than seeing senators and congressmen engage in political debating bouts, criticizing the president and each other,throwing each others' garbage  while each professing loyalty and love for the nation. 

Perhaps there could have been even more. We could have produced even more and even better athletes than we have now.We still can.
blackbutterfly
What kept me hooked for the past few days?   I've been busy bein a yovillian! :)

I am new facebook user and got the chance stumbling upon one of its applications. Yoville is a free online virtual game where you get dressed, shop, stroll around places from a bar to beach, visit friends, chat with them, sell, hold parties, pageants or just stay home and decorate your space. Whatever you do to your player it represents you. :)


The third screen cap is a sample of this litle island i am starting to transform out of a room space and that little girl is me! hahaha 

This is so much my type of game!  I love to designing spots and i bet if you're the type who loves interior designing or landscaping this is good. This game is similar to myminilife and  though i've been an mml citizen as well, i think when it comes to interactivity, Yoville got the edge! Isn't it that my minilife wanted this interactive feature where minime's can chat with each other and visit each others' homes? It didn't go well and all that could be used was posting notes on the houses you visit. YOu can walk to neighbor's homes but you won't be able to talk to the person who owns it and develop cyber friendships as interesting as you can on yoville. Although mml is so improved and now it has an advanced feature where you can place your properties with others to create a whole new  neighborhood, Yoville's way of life and meeting other people is much more really fun and intersting now.

Yoville is not as precise as myminilife though, if you think of building schemes, myminilife is still so much better and more realistic as it is so much 3-dimentional and you get to observe square feet of your space and the size of stuff you place on the spots plus you are not stuck to being limited with a pure square design, limited rooms, limited houses to own, not to mention the odd unmovable walls and a house with o room pre-set to have a space for bathroom and others. Yes, I am keeping myminilife as it can do more to enhance my creativity skills but i am still keeping my Yoville life !

Soon i think mml will improve on interactivity and Yoville will do the same for what it lacks.

I am enjoying and having much fun! Games like this is sooooo addicting! :)
blackbutterfly
Did you miss the closing ceremony of Beijing Olympics?
Catch a glimpse!








blackbutterfly
Beijing Olympics is just by far the most unforgettable one! For me it  seems the grandest and most extravagant,  of all celebrations i've seen! I just watched the closing ceremony and i am speechless. It went for hours but i wasn't ever bored it was like a disney fantasy! :)  so powerful, so moving, so colorful, so magical, so gracefully exciting and awesome!   


I've been watching the games ever since the first day and i've loved new faces and love  the not so new faces twice this time.  I was looking for Jacky Chan all through out coz he'z my favorite eversince i was a kid. hmm iwas just thinkin that he advertised the olympics 350 days countedown before it started but then couldn't see him when the event was ongoing. (L0L perhaps so unrealistic for me...did i expect him seated on one of those seasts at the stadium? hahahha )  Ey....but i saw him towards the end part of the the farewell ceremony soon after the olympic flag was turned over to London. Hehehe Jacky Chan is my guy! He was singing with some others hahaha and i thought he'z all action hero.  Ummm wowww, on his interview i can see, he's learning to speak english much much more fluently. :)   Haaaaayzzzzzzz i love to get his autograph one day!


Anyway, I'll miss the olympic games. Four years ...ummm kinda far. I wonder what LOndon  Olympics will be like.


blackbutterfly
I am such a big fan of chinese  gymnasts and lately i dont think it is fair to question their triumph and gold as they have shown thier undisputedly amazing remarkable gymnastics skills, and always have.  

As the investigation said there are no evidences to dispute their real ages, i think i'd say to believe there was cheating is such a grave loser attitude. 


Why question the looks that look too young for their age? LOL! I am not really even that surprised. Most asians really do tend to look younger than their age compared to westerners.  Personally, I find most of the westerner 20's athletes oddly looking 30's.  roflmao 


Okay not to bash hehehe but that's my normal observation even on movies i see. Most Asians really tend to mature too slow and and if they do, it's not their fault. So, peaceout warfreaks! 
Took time to gather my favorite chinese gymnasts. :)





January 1, 1992
Beijing, China


He Kexin won Olympic gold on uneven bars in a tiebreak over American Nastia Liukin. 

In 2007, He impressed the Chinese national coaches at China's City Games and was called up to the national team. She quickly made her name known internationally, winning two world cup titles in impressive fashion. Her difficult routine earns her a 7.7 difficulty score and helped He become the first woman to record a score over 17 points under the new scoring system.

"He not only brings China another chance for a gold medal, she shows the world we are an all-around team that is able to compete against the best teams in the world," Huang Yubin, one of the Chinese national team coaches, told the China Daily. "She is the best athlete on uneven bars that I have seen in 20 years. The talent is here, now what we need to do is tell her how to manage it."

Despite her talent, He was not on China's team at the 2007 Worlds, which means that Beijing will be her first major international competition. 

Target: Nastia Liukin
While many gymnasts are reluctant to name their rivals, He says she's out to beat American Nastia Liukin on uneven bars. She's even said that she increased the difficulty in her routine after learning of Liukin's 7.7 difficulty score.

"My target is to beat her at the Olympics," He said to the China Daily. "She is definitely the most dangerous gymnast in the world, but I am confident I can keep her away from the gold medal as long as I can perform at my highest level."






Born:






August 26, 1992
Guangdong, China
Hometown: Guangdong, China
Residence: Beijing, China
Ht: 4'9"
Beijing bronze
Yang Yilin won the bronze medal in the all-around and on uneven bars.
One of China's best 
Yang was sixth in the all-around at the 2007 Worlds and won the bronze medal on uneven bars. She emerged at the 2007 Chinese Nationals, where she won the all-around -- a title she lost to teammate Jiang Yuyuan in 2008.


Stepping it up
Since the 2007 Worlds, Yang has added difficulty on all of her events and now is one of three athletes in the world to boast a 7.7 difficulty score on uneven bars, seven-tenths higher than her bronze medal-winning routine at Worlds. The others are Yang's teammate He Kexin and American Nastia Liukin.

First in France
China sent several top athletes to compete as guests in this year's French Nationals. Yang beat Jiang by more than two points -- a decisive victory. While many consider Jiang to be China's top all-arounder, Yang's improvements give China another shot at an all-around medal in Beijing.

 





Born:
















November 01, 1991
Residence: Beijing, China
Fast fame
Jiang Yunyuan  announced her arrival on the international gymnastics scene by defeating countrywoman and then-reigning world floor champion Cheng Fei at a world cup event. At the 2007 Worlds, she finished just .025 out of the bronze in fourth and then won the all-around title at the "Good Luck Beijing" invitational, the test event for the 2008 Olympic Games.

Floored
Jiang's personality is on full display during her energetic floor routine, but it's her second tumbling pass, a full-twisting double back, that gave her trouble at the 2007 Worlds and the Good Luck Beijing event. Both times, she over-rotated and stepped out of bounds -- and out of contention for a gold. Unfazed, she held her own during a press conference "Who says I made a mistake?" she asked reporters at a press conference. "After all, I'll have many opportunities. This was a little out of the ordinary, and that's it." A reporter asked her, "What if you make a similar mistake at the Olympics," and she replied, according to Chinese press, "Well, I'll be better prepared by then! Something like this won't happen again."
Early years in gymnastics 
Jiang began her gymnatics training at age four and was taken to Guangxi Sports Training School a few years later. After one year training in that school, Jiang was picked for the Guangxi Gymnastics Team. However, the coaches there sent her back to the training school one month later because they didn't think Jiang was strong enough.
No parents allowed
At age five, Jiang saw her dad in the stands of a competition, and she fell off the beam. Now, Jiang doesn't let her parents watch her compete in person because she says it makes her too nervous. 
Assistant captain
Though five-time world champion Cheng Fei is China's official captain, Jiang serves as an assistant captain at the Chinese training center. Among her duties, according to Chinese press are taking attendance at practice and ensuring that the younger gymnasts keep their rooms clean. Cheng is Jiang's idol.
Downtime
When she's not in the gym, Jiang enjoys listening to American and European pop music, reading magazines and watching tennis. She's also an avid photographer and a fan of Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang.

 
blackbutterfly
I love the opening of 2008 Beijing Olympics! Hmm haha while couples all over places were in a rush to get married on a said luck eight-eight-eight, the most explosive and magnificently striking fireworks and dazzling numbers wahhhhh is so much better than the mass wedding hehehe. Okay now, forget that i said it. Perhaps i'm just jealous coz i'm not a bride. hahahah

I love to post pics here but i wish someone uploaded the event on youtube.
Hayz the dove and other neon-like changing floating images who looked more like myriad of stars and fireflies together just flowing and floating, are all just so vividly lingering to the soul. I just love it!

I was so much moved like an angel caressed my heart awake when i heard the children singing like so heavenly and each carried a little girl or boy's smilling picture. Each pictures represented different races,culture,beliefs and yet fo this momement, wow, it looks celestial like there's never been terrorism at all!

What else? Hmm, Filipinos were eager to see someone and yes it was "pambansang kamao" MANNY PACQUIAO who marched ahead with our flag! Hey before i forget, hmm Sarah Brightman sounded like one coming down to earth all the way from heaven! It was one of the best parts of the opening. :)

I read a magazine last 2003 and it talked about the ongoing preparations for this event. Whaaa, imagine that? It's already 2008! hehe Peace to the Olympics and God Bless to all players! :)
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Wahhhh.do you know that the hearthrob of Korea, Kwon Sang Wo at 32 is getting married September 28, Shilla Hotel in Seoul.this year to actress and former Miss Korea, Son Tae Young? Yeah hehe so i think that makes the last molecule of hope (if there ever was) that any girl like me, hahaha could ever get to have a date with Han Jung-suh of Stairway to Heaven. Wahhh I am not familiar with this girl but here's a link below.

They met years ago as she was introduced by a friend an started dating. Would you believe that he proposed to her while on hot air baloon ride on a trip to australia with friends. OMG! this guy is just as romantic as you saw him on tv!

I will try to find movies and others where she is in i guess. Hehe don't cry girls! Ummm, it was said, he was the one in tears when he proposed to the girl with the ring! Hmmm okay now...perhaps with him married or not, girls will keep swooning and fantasizing! Who's to stop fantasies? ; )
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I am moving the personal-diary flavor on this blog on another home very soon. I have decided from now on to dedicate this space entirely for all the irrisistibly charming wants,needs and my other manias.  My trails of life and love will go on with blackbutterfly trails for now, I have built a new space for people,places,things,events and all other stuff that has kept me and will keep me non-stop spinning an head over heels in love with.  From now on this will be all for my passion, obsessions ...big and small things!
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                Another heart-capturing Korean drama has left me lovestrucked with it's ever lingering romantic scent! It's the type of perfume that stays with you ever fresh! Hmmm I think every time i watch one, it will keep me feeling it's the best ever when i thought the last was the best too.

                                                           Anyway, last week i was glad i took time to finish "Save Your Last Dance For Me". I was told again this was shown over the local tv network here but i say it again and again, there is no substitute for the original version!  I am planning to review those i've watched over GMA7 just to savour the full taste that was just half o me those times. I am sure if i loved those before, the second time will be the best!

Save Your Last Dance for Me is another senses-aborbing drama which you'd be sorry to set pause on. This is the story of how two people in love will keep searching, waiting and aching just to be with each other again and again, and again.

                  Eunsoo (Yoo Jin) is an ordinary but lovelyl, girl who lives away from the city maybe unsophisticated but will prove to be very charming and pure. Running a small country hotel, Dreaming Forest with her father.While Kang Hyunwoo (Ji Seong) is rich heir to family's group of companies, a guy rebelliously running away from home after deciding to pursue his dreams for photogrphy against his fathers will. On this same night, driving away out of home in rage, he met an accident where along the road, Eunsoo and her father found him. Completely losing his memory, the Eunsoo and her father took care of him as part of the family where he was given the name "Baek Changho". Both growing close with each other as time passed, both fell in love. Fearing of the consequenses by the time he regains his memory, he gave Eunsoo a ring with an oath under the tree. On the night after the engagement, her father passed away. Soon after another tragedy came to her life on her birthday when Changhao mysteriously disappeared. A year of love they shared ended but for Eunsoo, love goes on searching.

             One day, for a hope that Eunsoo will get over her painful past, her bes friend took her to Seoul for a blind date without her awareness but on the same day, she was fated not for a blind date but to accidentally cross her path once more with Changhao. A heart desperately crying out for reunion, Eunsoo finds herself crumbling to pieces when he same guy stands before her unable to see her more than a stranger. Changhao becomes Kang Hyunwoo, the wealthy heir to a large conglomerate who belongs to the world of elite. He is the pure jealousy and the ulitmate target of some one else's revenge.

                Find out how love will keep recongnizing each other by love no matter how the memory erases some picture. Find out how love will keep on surviving days and days of parting again and again. And find out how it will keep waiting and searing and will always be meant to be shared in the end.

                The lead actor may not be that really "handsome" in fact ummm i think he somewhat got the likes of filipino comedian Smokey Manaloto but eyyyy he'z got a way to sweep you off your feet on this lovestory/drama. I'd still say it doesn't affect the entire worth of this.
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The Brangelina twins, 3 weeks old, Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon made their first pics on public on People Mag who reportedly spent $14million for the first pics of the twins! I am not much Brad Pitt fan but yes i am definitely a Lara Croft Fan! I've always loved Angelina Jolie from her looks, her face, her body, to her talents, to her unbelievable passion for kids. It's just so amazing to see a woman like pure jewel as her and to see her humility and love for kids! Hmmm to think it's a world running out of glamorous girls and famous celebs who would want to have children or adopt children. Most girls who are like Venuses just simply seem to detest the idea of bloating and motherhood when they can just remain in their model bodies and beauties decorating the world to attract all the dumb ego-laden Adonises in the world! Well...birds of A feather anyway can flock together.

Hmmm I took this pic out for my vision board and why? Coz i love twins and I dream of having twins one day! At least, you'd be glad it's not the old superstition and that I haven't been eating all the twin bananas i can find just to keep believing that stuffing myself up with twin banaas would certify me for twins soon.
If I believe I can get to have twins i should have names for both. Hmmm okay that will be my assignment. :)
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Somebody told me it's a very depressing drama but i watched it and found out that beyond that anyhow there's a reason to smile behind a tear.This is one unforgettable bittersweet lovestory that has won me over.



The Snow Queen is based on a fairy tale  of the same title by Hans Christian Anderson. Greta and Kay walk to life as Han Tae Woong played by Hyun Bin ( of Kim Sam Soon) and Sung Yu Ri as Kim Bora ( who for me got some resemblance to Filipino actress/host Kris Aquino). This is a  story of a genius who's withering away through an extreme self-blame and guilt after the death of his best friend and a rich girl who from childhood suffers with incurable illness . Both cold and frozen by the grim realities of life found each other and unexpectedly melted into each other's arms.



The first scene of the story takes place in Lapland, a very significant place for two people who resemble the numbing hopelessness and one miracle with one spark of warmth. This is where the guy tells a story of an undying love.



This is one tale intricately woven together to remind me again and again what dreams, love, friendship, forgiveness, and hope is really all about.