Friday, February 14, 2014


Excellently amazing!
Very well done Michael Martinez!
The Philippines fly high as its representative, Michael Christian Martinez make it big in the Sochi Winter Olympics. But there's more!Martinez's feat already made history in the world with Martinez having been the first figure skater in Southeast Asia to make it to the Winter Olympics history. And Filipinos worldwide owe it to this 17 year old skating sport talent.

The crowd wooed in delight as he make triple spin axle landings several time in his performance and his iconic arched body finale just simply made the people in the gallery wonder. His magical performance was worth today's event, being Valentine's Day where he swayed on the Romeo and Juliet theme melody, A Time For Us. He became an instant favorite and everyone clamors for an interview for the young Olympian.

With him in the 19th slot in the overall medal standing, Michael had already etched the Philippine flag in history. Michael dreams of becoming a doctor someday. He has the dedication and an excellent talent and this young teen was just starting out in his journey as an Olympian and all are hopeful he will continue on.  He vowed to make it to the 2018 Winter Olympics. Filipinos worldwide have been cheering and you made us all proud.
UPDATE 02/16/2014
Men's Figure Skating medal standing have shown another Asian in the person of Yuzuru Hanyu have dominated the event. dropping Russia in second and USA third in the overall  medal tally.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Wedding Bells Definite! For Luis Manzano and Angel Locsin

Angel & Luis
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In an ambush interview by Kris Aquino, the Queen of all Media made Luis Manzano spill out a definite date for their wedding.  Watch how Kris Aquino cornered Luis while on location show with the ABS CBN production.  Luis and Angel will tie the knot soon in the near future withing one to one and a half year time frame. The scoop delighted not only Kris who was very excited the news was heard in her interview with the couple. Watch the ambush interview via thia ABS CBN link HERE

Wedding bells are definitely approaching for Luis Manzano and Angel Locsin. And many, many fans and followers are delighted.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Buried in His Harley: A Biker’s Wish Come True

Last Friday, Jan. 31 Billy Standley's idea to be buried riding in his 1967 Harley Davidson was a dream come true.  Standley began conception of his burial plans some 18 years ago.  He made arrangement with Vernon Funeral Home about his wish that his funeral be made outside. His sons made sure he got what he wished for by finishing the Plexiglas see-through casket reinforced with steel and wooden rods five years ago and was waiting in their garage to serve its purpose.  He even purchased 3 additional extra cemetery plots next to his wife Lorna to accommodate his custom built casket. Billy succumbed to lung cancer last Sunday, Jan. 26 at age 82.  A true blooded bike adventurer and an avid Harley fan, during his lifetime, Standley traveled with his Harley in almost all the state of America, except Hawaii. To his family, no matter how weird and quirky their father’s wish, they all need to do what their beloved father had wished for.  It took five embalmer’s creative ideas to secure him in his striding pose atop his beloved 1967 Electra Glide Harley cruiser wearing his well-worn leather jacket, white helmet and his eyeglasses. The elaborate funeral was witnessed by hundreds as the casket drove away from the funeral parlor to the
Mechanicsburg cemetery in Ohio.  A crane was needed to raise the custom built casket from a towing vehicle and lowered down to the cemetery ground for his eternal resting place.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

'Toxic Barrels Found in School's Playing Field in Okinawa's US Airbase

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Fears mounted and alarming concerns of parents from Bob Hope Primary School located in Kadena, Okinawa, Japan rises as military personnel of the nearby US Military facilities of Kadena Airbase unearthed barrels and barrels containing toxic substances believed to be dioxins.  The report surfaced after a retired US major air force initiated and come forward to bring the matters up that the school grounds is near a former waste burning site for military defoliants.  Some parents even claimed that the illnesses suffered by their children must have beenthe caused by exposure to the said toxic elements. Hazardous workers continue to dug up barrels and barrels in  soccer pitch which is part of the area. The base commanders, Brig. Gen. James Hecker and Brig. Gen. Matt H. Molloy apparently ought to have admitted to parents of children of Bob Hope and Amelia Earheart Intermediate School of the contamination next to the school's playing fields. Sadly, the fields still continue to reveal and exposed toxicity threatening inhabitants of the facility of the dangerous toxins. It was June last year that 22 barrels was also unearthed containing dioxins and herbicides. Tests revealed that the ground has 8.4 times dioxin levels and water up at 280 times the allowed level. Report also revealed that last December, Okinawa City officials told that that surface soil around the area has elevated levels of arsenic.Last Friday, Jan. 31 Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera reported on a local television that the matters will be looked into by the Japan government as they continue to investigate the source manufacturer of the chemicals.

Kadena Air Base is home to USAF's 18th wing in the Okinawa prefecture in Japan. It is home to the largest combat wing of the US Air Force along with their families, Japanese personnel and contractors.