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Monday, 30 September 2013

Mitoy Yonting Is The First Grand Winner Of The Voice Of The Philippines



courtesy of : ABS_CBN News
MANILA – Veteran band vocalist Mitoy Yonting is still reeling from his victory Sunday night after he was named the first-ever winner of “The Voice of the Philippines.”

In an interview with ABS-CBN News immediately after the show, Yonting said he feels blessed that a lot of people voted for him. “Masayang masaya po ako. Pinagpala ako ngayong araw na ito. Maraming salamat sa Diyos at sa mga gumastos ng load nila,” he said.

Yonting said he is clueless as to how he got a massive support but added that he would like to believe that those who voted for him really believed in his talent.

“Siguro 'yung mga nakakapanood ng gigs ko, baka doon ko nahuli ang loob nila. Siguro 'yun ang nagtulak sa kanila para suportahan ako,” he said unsurely.

Asked what he is planning to do with the P2-million cash prize, Yonting said in jest: “Pag-iisipan muna. Itatago ko muna, siguro after 40 years saka ko gagalawin. Magkano ang interes no’n?”

Speaking on a serious note, the 42-year-old member of Team Lea said he would definitely think about how to spend the money considering what he went through to clinch the victory.

“Pag-iisipan ko muna, mahirap 'yung bigla kasi malaking pera. Kung alam niyo lang ang hriap niyan, talagang mahirap kaya sisiguraduhin ko na maayos ang paggagamitan ko,” he said.

Aside from Yonting, his coach, Tony winner Lea Salonga, was equally elated that her bet won.

“It’s been interesting. It’s been amazing. It’s been wonderful. It’s been a learning experience for me because this is the first time I’ve coached like this. I’m hoping that he actually got something from it,” she said.

According to Salonga, she and Yonting did not expect the victory and that they were already content with the top 2 spot.
“For me kasi, we were also talking about it na okay na, we are in the top 2, we are fine. Whatever is God’s will, that’s what will happen. The kaba was gone because at that point, it was beyond us,” she said.

“I think it’s God’s will that we got the second spot to sing which made me happy that he got to sing last. He picked a song that he knew, he’s comfortable with, that he didn’t have to learn,” she added.

Saying Yonting is deserving of the win, Salonga is hoping the world will get to know his talent and good heart.
As the first-ever winner of “The Voice of the Philippines,” Yonting won a P2 million, a new car, an Asian tour package for two and a four-year recording contract with MCA Universal.

Monday, 23 September 2013

Wanted Clock Minder


This is a good news for those with experience on watches. Queen Elizabeth II is looking for somebody that will look after her 1,000 clocks. The horological conservator role was advertised on the head of state’s official website and said applicants needed to be ‘experienced at working with hand and machine tools,’ according to the Daily Mirror.
Watch experience is a must and be knowledgeable in troubleshooting and repairs of the watches.
The busiest period during the year for the person that nabs the £31,200-a-year job will undoubtedly be when the clocks change by one hour in March and October.

Some of the perks involve being based at Buckingham Palace and also getting to work inside Windsor Castle and Sandringham.
‘The post-holder will be required to travel to all royal residences,’ the job description said.
The person that gets hired will be dealing with a number of different timepieces, including pocket watches and turret clocks.
So, what are you waiting for? Apply now, who knows.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

London Olympics 2012 Stadium






Sorry for the late post

I was so lucky to witness the Olympics 2012 in London last year and getting hold of the tickets was very hard and impossible as there were so many people who wanted to get tickets. After a passionate dedication of bidding the ticket, I managed to watch the track and field events.

The olympic stadium that hosted the olympics and paralympics games opening and closing ceremonies and the athletics events. It is the stadium located in Stratford, England. It is located at Marshgate Lane in London's Stratford district. It holds up to 80,000 spectators seat. I really enjoyed the olympics.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Happy Mooncake Festival


Katerina with the tikoys

This year 2013,  the mid-autumn festival falls on September 19th. The holiday lasts from September 19 to 21. Falling on the 15th day of the 8th month according to the Chinese lunar calendar, the mid-autumn Festival is the second grandest festival in China and worldwide. It takes its name from the fact that it is always celebrated in the middle of the autumn season. The day is also known as the Moon Festival, as at that time of the year the moon is at its roundest and brightest.

There are so many moon cakess (tikoys) in Ming Moon Chinese Restaurant in Birmingham City centre, my favourite Chinese buffet restaurant with wide arrays of Chinese foods for a cheap price.

People in mainland China enjoy one day off on the festival which is usually connected with the weekend. In Hong Kong and Macau, people also enjoy one day off. However, it is not scheduled on the festival day, but the following day and it is usually not connected with the weekend. In Taiwan, the one day holiday falls on the festival day. 

The Moon Cake (tikoy as formally known to Filipinos) is the special food of Mid-Autumn Festival. On that day, people sacrifice moon cakes to the moon as an offering and eat them for celebration. Moon cakes come in various flavors according to the region. In the Philippines, there are varieties of flavours now on sale like ube, monggo, peanut, etc. The moon cakes are round, symbolizing the reunion of a family, so it is easy to understand how the eating of moon cakes under the round moon can evoke longing for distant relatives and friends. Nowadays, people present moon cakes to relatives and friends to demonstrate that they wish them a long and happy life.

Friday, 20 September 2013

I Love London Olympics 2012



I really miss the LondonOlympics 2012. I watched most of the events and that means lots of money spent but I didn't regret it as I was able to watch the best show on earth last year. It was considered as the olympics ever hosted and the pageantry is awesome.

How I wish that London will host again in the future. I'm looking forward to go to Rio de Janeiro on 2016 Olympic games but I still need a big amount to support my expenditures there.

Anyhow, hope to hear you soon.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Time To Come Back


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I've been away from blogging for a long long years due to legal action against me but everything is alright now. I have learned my lessons and the it is so difficult to fight with the giants because in the end, I would be the loser.

Anyway, I'm back to normal. I'm posting only necessary stories and I know people have no time reading blogs due to the booming situation of facebook. Hope to hear from you guys as well.
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