Jaycon Yaneza, Author at Pinay.com
Aussie Pinay actress and TV variety show host Anne Curtis, 29, is all grown up, and making waves in the international front. Since she started in show business in 1997, she has taken on different roles, and with that a big following. She is the most followed Filipina celebrity on Twitter. (more…)
Known as a tribute artist to Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, 32-year old transgender stand-up comedian Ate Reg (Marvin Cleofas in real life) is rising to fame because of her uncanny likeness to the Pinay diva. She has become such a great impersonator that even Regine’s husband, singer Ogie Alcasid, at times (more…)
Pampanga-native golf champion Annyka Chanel Pineda-Cayabyab has been hugging the news following her successes in international tournaments in the United States. She is just 10 years old. Cayabyab started in the sport professionally three years earlier and she amazes with her foray into major cups. She has collected several trophies and (more…)
Three beauty pageants were in the news recently. Two of them—Queen of the Philippines and Miss Global Philippines—are new and defy conventions because they open their doors to deaf mute and single mother beauty queen aspirants. The new pageants are an addition to the oldest running mainstream pageant in the country. Mutya ng (more…)
Empowering is how to describe the image of the modern Filipina after watching the most recent romance film, “Maybe This Time,” that opened in Philippine cinemas last May 28. The movie is a collaboration of Star Cinema and Viva Films and stars Coco Martin, Ruffa Gutierrez and Sarah Geronimo. The two (more…)
New York-based Manila Luzon rose to fame upon joining cross-dressing gay reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race (Season 3) in 2010, where she finished first runner-up. The American reality show is hosted by Hollywood drag personality RuPaul who is in search for America’s drag superstar. Luzon, 32, Karl Philip Michael Rodriguez (more…)
Young Filipina professional Bianca Bernardino, a 26-year-old B.S. Psychology graduate, took her angsts on to blogging site Wattpad and produced the internet novels My Girl and I (1&2), She’s Dating the Gangster, Lie About Us, and She’s Dating The Gangster, Too (a sequel). For her hit online fiction work She’s (more…)
By Jaycon Yaneza Ever since Philippines sent its representative to international beauty pageants in the 50’s more than a dozen of fabulous Pinays have brought pride to the country. It was proven in the world of international pageantry that Filipinos have a penchant for beauty pageants and beauty queens. Filipino (more…)
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Jennifer Lopez - "Dance Again" (Official Music Video) at> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjgFH01k0gU.
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Wiki trail of Madonna's body of work and comprehensive musical career path at> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madonna_albums_discography.
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Good things that Cher said about Madonna> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrsxFgnvXY8.
What it takes to be a beauty queen in the Philippines: An overview of the Binibining Pilipinas queens through the years20 March 2015 | 3:23 am Talent, skill and luck are three elements that a pageant contestant needs to win at any beauty contest. But sometimes it takes more than that with the reality of pageant politics where organizers have favorites and preferences that determine which queen will represent what in pageants abroad. There is no fixed formula for winning a pageant and for Binibining Pilipinas alone, it is the founder and CEO Mrs. Stella Araneta who has the final say on which lady will be delegate to what pageant abroad. This topic is brought up after the recent selections and proposed reassignments of titles to the 2015 winners of Binibining Pilipinas.
According to reports, the winner of Bb. Pilipinas-Intercontinental 2015 (Christi McGarry) should be switched with the winner of Bb. Pilipinas-Supranational 2015 (Rogelie Catacutan), because the former was already sent as delegate in 2010 by Mutya ng Pilipinas. And then, there is also a clamour from the supporters of Bb. Pilipinas-International 2015 winner Janicel Lubina that she should swap with Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2015 winner Pia Wurtzbach because of the conventions we have been used to, with morenas as delegates to Miss Universe and meztisas, to Miss International. But being fluent in English is preferred for Miss Universe, and Miss International being organized by the Japanese, are not particular with the English proficiency of contestants. So in my opinion, the queens are okay where they are.
I have followed the Binibining Pilipinas pageant since 1993 when movie star Ruffa Gutierrez joined and was picked for Miss World. Since then, I have noticed the variety of winners chosen. There is a rule that if any of the queens fail to attend to her duties, the first runner-up is eligible to replace her. But this is only an option. Mrs. Araneta of Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Incorporated (BPCI) has the power to reassign.
In 1999, I recall that the original winner to Bb. Pilipinas-Universe was Janelle Bautista. She was dethroned because it was later found out that she did not possess Filipino citizenship. Instead of the first runner-up taking her place, Mrs. Araneta instructed the other winners to fill in the gap. So, Miriam Quiambao who originally won as Bb. Pilipinas-World 1999 was sent to compete in Miss Universe and Bb. Pilipinas-International 1999 Lalaine Edson was sent to Miss World. First runner-up Georgina Sandico was sent to Miss International and a new second runner-up was named. Something trivial about this was actress Sunshine Cruz was offered to be delegate to Miss World but she turned it down because she said that she was not prepared and it is not fair to those who joined Bb. Pilipinas 1999.
In 2008, when controversial winner Janina San Miguel resigned from her post as Bb. Pilipinas-World, it was then that first runner-up Danielle Castano was sent in to replace her.
A life of fame and fortune await these queens that's why many continue to aspire and be crowned. Though with it comes the expectation of a life of grace under pressure, which means they have to avoid scandals.
The most elusive beauty title of Miss World has already been won by Megan Young for the Philippines, in 2013. Unfortunately, it was not under the umbrella of Binibining Pilipinas. But the quest for Miss Universe continues. Having its last winner to the pageant with Margie Moran in 1973 is a long time but we should not lose hope because our delegates have always been noticed and excelled in pageants abroad more than any Asian country has. In Miss Universe alone, we have always come forward in consecutive years from 2010 to 2014.
Looking closely at Pia Wurtzbach, she does have international appeal being meztisa and looking like Fil-Am Hollywood actress Tia Carrere. So let's just all hope for the best.
Being struck by that trivial generalization and left hanging as it was a busy Sunday night approaching closing time for the salon, I wondered somewhat about the peculiar girl's situation. Therefore, I've decided to concoct my take in response to her concern:
1.) PUT HIM IN YOUR FRIEND ZONE. Establish rapport. If the guy was really hitting on you, befriending him can discourage him from doing that. Based on what you said, the guy sounds harmless. You can just take his gestures as a compliment. Maybe you were just conscious or overreacting. Or perhaps, it feels awkward because you have yet to get to know your boyfriend's roommate more. Since you prefer to visit your boyfriend frequently at his flat, try to be friends with his roommate. That can lessen the awkwardness that you feel towards him. Based on what you shared, he just admires you and shows you his hospitality, being their house guest. You will know if it becomes inappropriate when he stares at you more like a rapist than an admirer, if he suggests something more than a beverage whenever he brings up the word "thirsty," with more verbal innuendoes, and when he advances to becoming frisky towards you. Otherwise, just keep calm and be nice. He's your boyfriend's friend. He might just be simply adoring you and wondering how lucky his friend is to have a pretty girl like you for a girlfriend.
2.) WEAR MODEST CLOTHING. Check your attire if you don't want men ogling at you. If you like to wear spaghetti strap blouse and short shorts when you visit then better rethink your wardrobe like maybe wear a sweater and jogging pants instead. This is only a suggestion. You should know that the sight of cleavage and a nice pair of lady legs always get guys' attention. Dress appropriately to have less ogling men around you.
3.) KNOW YOUR PLACE. Speaking of appropriate, you did say that he is your boyfriend's roommate. At his dorm/condo/apartment? -Which suggests it's a guys' place. You should be meeting him at a living room and not in his bedroom. If it's a dorm and it does not have a living room to receive visitors, then might as well meet him at the front door of the house or elsewhere. Being female hanging out in the bedroom of a male dormitory sends the wrong signal to men. And you don't have to be a pretty girl to get that kind of attention. It's just like barging into the opposite sex's locker room. Don't get yourself into places where you shouldn't be, so that you wouldn't get any unwanted attention. Make sure no other person is around to look when you have private moments with your boyfriend. Then again, if there are other people at his flat, stop hanging out in his bedroom.
So, in recap and summation to the resolution to this lady's problem: You can try to be close with your boyfriend's roommate to break the awkwardness you have towards him. Dress appropriately so you do not attract any unwanted attention. Make sure that you know your boundaries yourself and not hang out in your boyfriend's bedroom with the presence of another guy who also has it as his room. If the roommate persists to make you uncomfortable, it's best to be up front about it and tell him in a nice way. You can also confide it to your boyfriend. But if you think it can cause trouble between them then just quit seeing him there. Go meet him some other place and in that way you can put a period to that ogling roommate whose fuss towards you made you uncomfortable and at the same time still keep the peace between him and your boyfriend since they live together.
For a background on Miguel Antonio, please refer to a previous post here of the full transcript of my Q&A interview with him for the Manila Bulletin Students & Campuses section. Condensed final print version at *About a boy and his music>
- Jaycon Teodoro Yaneza I am a big Whitney Houston fan. I was hoping that Bobbi Kristina would follow in her mother's recording star footsteps just like KC Concepcion was in the shadow of her celebrity mother Sharon Cuneta. I've heard about the story of that Youtube couple but I predicted it was going the way of how Camille Prats became a widow too soon. Camille's late husband died young of the similar illness.
- Jaycon Teodoro Yaneza Well, things happen. At least they found love. What use is it getting married to someone who will die soon? Like Shane West who married Mandy Moore in the movie "A Walk to Remember." Useless. You're gonna have to move on and live your life. If you're lucky, you'll find someone else. The girlfriend is known in cyberspace. She won't have a hard time meeting a new guy. I'm sure a lot of guys are eyeing her already.
- Jaycon Teodoro Yaneza "Eternal Love" only exists with God. ( You can still love departed partners. But eventually, you'll have to move on. An aunt of mine died in a car crash in Illinois in 1991. She and her husband loved each other very much. Two years after her death, her husband remarried. Moving on is a reality. And finding someone else is included in that process. She can't become a spinster just because her quality boyfriend died young of cancer. Life goes on. Being single is a choice but if you can continue to live and love, go for it. Look at former widows Boots Anson-Roa and Zsa Zsa Padilla. They found new loves.
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Trixie Dauz is a full-time Theater Arts student at UP Diliman. She acts in stage plays and indie films. Her big break for TV in 2014 came when she was cast in the nightly ABS-CBN teleserye "Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon" which starred Albert Martinez, Paulo Avelino, Susan Roces and Bea Alonzo. She also sidelines as writer, being contributor to Pinay.Com and PEP.Ph.
Photos at https://www.facebook.com/lanimisaluchaofficial.
Leona Lewis, known for winning X Factor in the UK, and for hit songs like "Bleeding Love" and "Better in Time," top-bills the promotional material for this film but surprisingly she only plays supporting character Elena in the movie. She's also pretty as an actress and her acting is fine for starters. Because this is a musical, she also got to contribute her vocal prowess.
The movie stars Hannah Arterton (who plays love-torn protagonist Taylor), Giulio Berruti (as the dreamy beefcake beach bum Raf), and Annabel Scholey (who plays Maddie, Taylor's mischievous sister who is engaged to marry Raf). It's a love triangle which progresses into a square when another guy from Maddie's past comes back into the picture, Greg Wise (who plays Doug).
The setting is Puglia, Italy. It's an all fresh-faces cast in a brand new production via an old predictable formulation. I mean, the story falls flat but the movie compensates through its visual treats and musical extravaganza, with a repertoire of 1980s pop hits which include Madonna, Whitney Houston, Cher, George Michael, Bananarama, Roxette, Cyndi Lauper, Duran Duran, etc.
The Philippine premiere night of "Walking on Sunshine" was held at the new Director's Cut Cinema of SM Megamall at the 5th Level, Fashion Hall. The theater has twin reclining sofas. Complimentary popcorns and softdrinks were served. A Starbucks and the new SM Mega ice skating rink is just outside the cinema. It was a fun and new experience. Regular showing starts October 1 in all SM cinemas nationwide.
Overall, "Walking on Sunshine" invoked a cozy campy feel. It was a fun and feel-good movie experience. No "kilig" factor, but it was all good.
It was also interesting to learn from one of the movie trailers prior to the exhibition that another diva from a reality search, American Idol winner Jordin Sparks is acting again in "Left Behind," a horror remake with Nicolas Cage and Chad Michael Murray. But that's another story that I also hope to write about in the future.
With Trixie Dauz
September 9, 2014 - Tuesday - 7:30 p.m.
Director's Cut Cinema, 5/L, Fashion Hall
"Walking on Sunshine" movie trailer at> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVJGMc7eBfw.
Just a couple of tips to better market yourselves:
1.) "A picture says a thousand words." Present a decent image if you want people to take you seriously. It's just like applying for a job. You must be presentable. Whatever image you put out there will impact the kind of responses you will receive. Here's Kylie Minogue in different personas on this "Did It Again" slideshow, so you can catch my drift> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGC8iickqho.
2.) "Be careful what you wish for 'coz you just might get it." Take things slow. Don't jump into things without certainty. Only crazy people will take strangers seriously. Beware of psychos out there. "Serious relationship" is such an abused tag line. Why not use "Long-term relationship" or "Meaningful relationship" instead? Here's Beyonce's "Dangerously In Love," so you can catch my drift> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEf8DDrDyV0.
Hope these tips help.
Good luck and cheers!
His most memorable encounter with another writer was when he met the now late fictionist Genoveva Edroza-Matute at a symposium in UP Diliman, when he was in sophomore college. He got to ask her about her insight about the modern school of thought which is Feminism, and to his surprise, Mrs. Matute was happy with the old-school conventions that she was used to, of women being loving partners and followers of men which defines the purpose of their existence. Yaneza won an autographed typewritten manuscript draft of her short story with the catchy exposition - "Heno ngayon?".
While at eTelecare, he was also director to a small literary group of literature enthusiasts called eTelepoetix, upon the insistence of former colleague Manuel Hong, for leisurely writing workshop sessions. Former colleague Dominic Agcaoili coined the name of the elite group. The group engaged in online sharing of tips on or literary materials and occasionally met for poetry workshops and readings at the LKG Tower Patio in Makati, after shifts.
She also acted in fantasy productions. She played Darna in a "Captain Barbell" movie that starred Bong Revilla> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVSy1UC4j_8. On TV, she played space villain Elektra to Marian Rivera's "Darna"> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-W_k2Q8VSs. Her theme song to Angel Locsin's "Darna"> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ17jP3Vrak, and her musical animated movie "Urduja" also come to mind when one would recall Regine's participation in the fantasy realm> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3krnfBBGmQ. She also sang the theme song to Marian Rivera's "Mari Mar"> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsKDImaAt1o.
More about Regine's life is at> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regine_Velasquez and at> http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=280638. Here is a view of Regine, live from her concert "20"> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_e_rX9nru64.
A: I'm part of the school choir. And as part of the group, I have to be with them. The most memorable contest for me was winning my school competition, Qifa Idol 2010, where I sang “I Dreamed a Dream” from ‘Lés Misérables’. (See www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKOhXtCj9iQ.) That's where I and my parents discovered that I can sing. It opened a lot of doors for me and gave me confidence with the gift of voice that God has given me.
A: Well, so much has changed! That time, I did not even know I could sing! After that school competition, we posted the video on Facebook. My Dad's friend Cheryl Miles is a DJ. She saw the video, liked it and shared it to her friends. The next thing we know, I appeared on the front page of a newspaper and did a couple more interviews after that. I was also contacted by organizations for shows and I was cast in a lot of benefit concerts. I was able to help and give back through my singing.
A: It was a great experience! I am so honored and blessed that I sang with him. The thing that also caught my eye was the performers that he brought along with him - Michael Bolton, Ashanti, Russel Watson, and Philip Bailey. Plus, David Foster was really nice!
A: My Mom said that I've been singing since I could barely talk. I only started attending proper singing lessons in 2012. My Mom was my first vocal coach. She sings very well too. Mom has a great voice. But she doesn't sing professionally. She was the one who used to coach me and she’s very good with pitching. She will know when you're flat or sharp. Now, I’m being trained by Amanda Colliver, who trained Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor for “Moulin Rouge,” Hugh Jackman, and many other stars. She is amazing!
A: All my uncles play basketball. My late grandfather was also a varsity player. I’m not that tall though. I’m just 4'11" now.
A: I don't have a girlfriend (yet). I like Halle Berry, Angelina Jolie, Mariah Carey and Miss Universe 2009 Stefania Fernandez of Venezuela. (Blushes.)
A: My Mom said my Great Grandfather was a comedian and a famous painter, his screen name was "Tugak," but also known as painter Pek Piñon. My Mom's family moved to the south and we do not have any contact with them. Only my Great Grandma told us stories about him. The Filipino celebrities I like are Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera and Regine Velasquez.
A: My Dad is 53 and my Mom is 35. My Mom was a dance instructor and my Dad was her student. That’s how they met. They got married in Singapore and in the Philippines. My Mom is now a homemaker and my Dad has his own business called The Shelter Company. I’m the eldest of four children and the only boy (at the moment). My parents are both music lovers. There is always music at home. And yes, aside from my Mom and me, all my siblings can sing too. My nine-year-old sister Isabella Marian just won Gold for Pop Star of the Year 2013. She loves musicals too. My four-year-old sister Gabriella Salome is just all of the above. My youngest sister Mikaela is three this year and she dances non-stop. (Smiles.)
A: I’m not just classical and opera. I’m into rock too. Psy is good but I prefer Leehom.
Q: What can you offer to Filipinos that is different from the singers we already have in the Philippines?