rePost::Makeover for brother: Kris wants a more fashionable Noynoy – Nation – GMANews.TV – Official Website of GMA News and Public Affairs – Latest Philippine News

We would definitely have a funnier campaign because of Kris,

Just imagine the unintentional comedy potential of all of this.

Hehe, must say feeling strangely giddy!

On another note Kris is simply a born publicist!

Makeover for brother: Kris wants a more fashionable Noynoy

09/09/2009 | 01:02 AM

From a baby sister to a stage mom? Television host and actress Kris Aquino-Yap wants a makeover for her brother, Sen. Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III, who is being urged to run for president in next year’s elections.

Noynoy’s youngest sister says that since she is the most fashion-oriented among the siblings, she has decided to take charge of improving her brother’s image from head to toe.

Lahat ng shirts niya kasi, ako nagpatahi. Lahat noong black. Kasi pangit ‘yung fit, kaya pinasukatan ko siya ng maayos. (All his black shirts, I had them made for him. His shirts before did not fit him well, so I made him fit better ones),” says Kris in an interview aired Tuesday night over GMA Network’s 24 Oras, adding that she had asked fashion designers Paul Cabral and JC Buendia to take care of Noynoy’s formal wear.

via Makeover for brother: Kris wants a more fashionable Noynoy – Nation – GMANews.TV – Official Website of GMA News and Public Affairs – Latest Philippine News.

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rePost::Noynoy Aquino announces bid for presidency in 2010 – Nation – GMANews.TV – Official Website of GMA News and Public Affairs – Latest Philippine News

Noynoy Aquino announces bid for presidency in 2010

AMITA O. LEGASPI, GMANews.TV

09/09/2009 | 08:22 AM

It’s a go for Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.

Early on Wednesday, he announced that he will run for president in 2010 as standard bearer of the Liberal Party (LP).

“Tatakbo ako sa pagkapangulo sa darating na halalan,” said Noynoy, who made the announcement on the 40th day after the death of his mother, former President Corazon C. Aquino.

He made the announcement at the historic Club Filipino in Greenhills, San Juan, where his famous mother took her oath as president on Feb. 25, 1986 during the final day of the EDSA People Power Revolution.

via Noynoy Aquino announces bid for presidency in 2010 – Nation – GMANews.TV – Official Website of GMA News and Public Affairs – Latest Philippine News.

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rePost::Nick Hornby on the liberating effect of MP3 blogs | Music | The Observer

loved this from, chuck’s shared items

Keeping in touch with the things that help us feel alive – music, books, movies, even the theatre, if, mysteriously, you are that way inclined – becomes a battle, and one that many of us lose, as we get older; I don’t think enough of our cultural pundits, people who write about that stuff for a living, fully understand this. It’s one thing to have an opinion on Little Boots remixes if you earn your living hanging about in cyberspace; quite another if you’re a full-time teacher with three kids. My friend’s CD shop performed a valuable service to those whose shopping and browsing and listening time was rationed by circumstance, people who had the occasional five minutes on a Saturday morning to check out, and sometimes even buy, what everyone else was listening to.

via Nick Hornby on the liberating effect of MP3 blogs | Music | The Observer.

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rePost::10M Filpinos unemployed—survey – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

This is bad.

10M Filpinos unemployed—survey

Philippine Daily Inquirer

First Posted 20:14:00 09/08/2009

Filed Under: Economic Indicators, Employment

MANILA, Philippines – An estimated 10 million adult Filipinos who are looking for work (25.9 percent) are unemployed, according to the latest survey by the Social Weather Stations.

The current rate is lower than the record-high 34.2 percent (14 million) posted in February this year, SWS noted in its Second Quarter 2009 Social Weather Survey, which was released Tuesday.

The survey also found that the unemployment rate consisted of 10 percent who were retrenched, 9 percent who resigned or voluntarily left their old jobs, and 6 percent first-time job seekers.

via 10M Filpinos unemployed—survey – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos.

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rePost::Men lose their minds speaking to pretty women – Telegraph

Hmm, guilty as charged!!

The research shows men who spend even a few minutes in the company of an attractive woman perform less well in tests designed to measure brain function than those who chat to someone they do not find attractive.

Researchers who carried out the study, published in the Journal of Experimental and Social Psychology, think the reason may be that men use up so much of their brain function or ‘cognitive resources’ trying to impress beautiful women, they have little left for other tasks.

The findings have implications for the performance of men who flirt with women in the workplace, or even exam results in mixed-sex schools.

Women, however, were not affected by chatting to a handsome man.

This may be simply because men are programmed by evolution to think more about mating opportunities.

via Men lose their minds speaking to pretty women – Telegraph.

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rePost : : College advice, from people who have been there awhile – Chris Blattman

Read the whole thing:

the quote came from this article from nytimes.

I’ve been lucky with a lot of my friends.For them there really is that thirst for knowledge, The thing is once you’ve had that thirst you never will be sated. Normal work here in the Philippines are in most ways repetitive,  and not really intellectually engaging. The secret I believe is going out of your way to find that love for learning that we have within us, and to foster this, automate as much as possible, find ways to maximize the interesting parts of your job and minimize the repetitive boring part.

It’s easy to think that college classes are mainly about preparing you for a job. But remember: this may be the one time in your life when you have a chance to think about the whole of your life, not just your job.

via College advice, from people who have been there awhile – Chris Blattman.