Desperate Housewife

You may find this kinda late but since my maternity leave
started last September 8, I’m hooked in watching Desperate Housewives.
Oh yeah, the transition from being a Sex and the City fanatic to being
a Desperate Housewives fanatic. Does it have something to do with my
change of civil status? Perhaps! But since I’m watching it on DVD and I
started on the 3rd Season episodes, I’m not sure if the housewives had
budgeting problems like me.

I used to argue with my late mother on budgeting. It was not budgeting per se
but it was the way she used to mention how tough a job budgeting is.And since I was
living alone with lots of comfort on my apartment which is a two-hour drive from
my parents’ home, I didn’t know that budgeting for a large family is really a tough job!

When I got married and my husband moved in with me, he nearly freaked me out for
touching on stuff that were supposed to be out in my perceived time.Then came his
sister a month after we got married. Budgeting was becoming more challenging!
When my daughter from my first love joined us after my mother passed away, I don’t know
if my pregnancy had something to do with my mood swings whenever I see the cupboard
empty ahead of my scheduled grocery day. It was not only the groceries that I was concerned
about. It was the electricity bill and water bill that shoot up! When the baby and the helper
came, grocery cost increased by 40%, electricity by 120% and water by 100%. Oh, don’t count the
baby; I didn’t include him in the computation.

My husband noticed how irritated I was yesterday. He knew it was the budgeting issue.
“Why can’t some people be just as disciplined as me? And for everyone’s info, when
I used to live with my relatives, I never touched their stuffs!”

Yes, it’s not just the money issues that I’m irritated about; it is also the consumption issue.
When I was living alone, everything was scheduled and budgeted. Electricity and water cost
were lower because I knew how to conserve. It is easier to impart that to my sister-in-law
and daughter because they are family. I have a big job to educate my helper on CONSERVATION.

Back to Desperate Housewives, in running a family with extension (sister-in-law) and a helper,
maybe I could associate myself with Lynette Scavo. I admire the way she handles her family.
She’s tough yet cool about her children especially when the twins are already on their
teens. She knows her insecurities and is not afraid to tell others about it. (The episode
when she told the successful Bree Hodge that she’s jealous of her career)

Susan Mayers and Gabrielle Solis are my most favorite character. Susan resembles me
in the way that we’re both hopeless romantics. (But I’m not a drama queen like her!)
She’s the most natural character aside from Lynette’s. Susan’s imperfections like
her carelessness make her more adorable. Ordinary housewives would say that yeah,
life is fair; because a beauty like Susan could be so vulnerable and careless, too!
I love Gabrielle Solis because she reminds me of my youth; the time when I thought
it was easy to change boyfriends because a better one would surely come my way.(It didn’t
happen, though. I only had three boyfriends before I got married, the last one became my
husband) Gabrielle’s character is just as fiery as mine. I love her sense of humor and style, too.
I love Season 5 because it showed the down to earth side of Gabriel Solis when she and Carlos
nearly hit bankcrupcy.

Bree Hodge, though the most charming character is the most superficial, too. Her being so
reserved and acting with much finesse is just too unnatural for me. Oh, maybe it’s the reason
why her children turn out to be that way?

Edie Britt reminds me of Samantha in “Sex and the City.” Both are blonde, pretty and
free-spirited. Between the two, I prefer Edie’s character and her reputation as the
neighborhood “slut.” I don’t remember Samantha being condemned by her friends; in fact
she is well-loved by her friends! What I like in Edie’s character is this: it’s natural
for women to feel threatened to the presence of a hot woman in the neighborhood. Edie’s character
wants to tell us that not all pretty and sought-after women are happy. (Season 3 shows a vulnerable
Edie pleading for love and commitment to Carlos)


Disgusting Baron Geisler

He was Jodi Santamaria’s ex-bf. He was also linked to Matet de Leon. He was one of the promising actors during his Tabing-Ilog days.He’s a self-confessed alcoholic. He has an ongoing legal battle with Patrizha Martinez, daughter of Yayo Aguila and William Martinez. Everybody recognizes his acting talent. He is wild, he is rude. Yes, he is Baron Geisler.

I think he has a physical resemblance with the late Heath Ledger. ABS-CBN always gives him chances to prove his talent despite the bad publicities about him. Surprisingly, he jumped over to GMA-7 to do an after min-series with Yasmien Kurdi, Jennylyn Mercado and Nadine Samonte. He took a fancy on Yasmien and harassed her. Now, he’s out of “Suspetsa.”

Baron Geisler doesn’t seem to give a damn if the public sees him as the anti-hero. He seems to be clamoring for attention; be it good or bad. He knows his perfect target: the young and unattached Yasmien Kurdi. He could have harassed Nadine Samonte but this girl is already going steady with Emerson Chua, he boyfriend of four years. He could have harassed the single-mom Jennylyn Mercado but Jen is so full of her own publicities that could eclipse his plans for publicity. Yasmien is known to be single and available; his perfect prey for his publicity.

Baron knows that a lot of people still love him no matter how bad he has done. What this guy needs is spiritual counselling and rehabilitation. ABS-CBN, being his mother studio,would forgive him for all his nasty actions but I doubt if GMA-7 would do the same.

Change your life for the better, Baron, while there is still time.

Designer Bags and Luxurious Lifestyle At This Trying Time?

I’ve never owned any designer bag.
I’ve never had a luxurious lifestyle.
But does it mean that when a celebrity flaunts his/her designer bags and luxurious lifestyle, he/she is liable to the millions of poor Filipinos who can’t even have a decent meal or a decent shelter? Maybe not.

Being a celebrity is not all roses; they have to endure the long hours of shootings and tapings and they have to adapt to the environment where they’re required to act. I remember starlet Emily Artadi, a former model, suffered from pneumonia because of the long hours she spent in the pool. Who can forget Angel Locsin when a horse kicked her during the filming of Love Me Again? Richard Gutierrez nearly burned his arm during a rehearsal for his TV show, Asero. My point is, what they earn; they just deserve.

Is it an issue if Sharon Cuneta has the latest collection of Hermes bag? It is an issue if she does NOT give back to the society or if she does NOT share her blessings. From what I know, Sharon donates to her favorite charitable institutions and so is Kris Aquino.

I don’t care if Willie Revillame has the grandest and most luxurious yacht for as long as he knows how to give back to the society.

Some people could get so sensitive when they see people flashing their wealth. Ask me, I don’t get affected AS LONG as these show offs know how to share their blessings.

I hate it when they stereotype the rich people as SNOB. I don’t see Tessa Prieto-Valdes that way. I don’t think Lucy Torres-Gomez was brought up that way. And mention Mikey Cojuangco-Jaworski, too.

There are some poor people who are SNOB. I think that being a snob lies in a person’s character whether he/she is rich or poor.

Si Hayden at si Vicks Ulit?

Natawa naman ako sa entertainment news kahapon kung saan nakita raw magkasama sa America ang ex(?) – sweethearts na sila Hayden Kho at Vicki Belo. Nagkabalikan ba ang dalawa? Malamang!

Bakit ka naman sasama sa ex-bf mo sa isang bakasyon o kahit business trip man lang at makikitang magkasama kayo sa pasyalan? Sabi ng mga kaibigan ni Vicki, may pusong mapagpatawad daw si Vicki kaya hindi kataka-takang magkabalikan nga ang dalawa. Sa tingin ko, bukod sa “pusong mapagpatawad,” andun pa rin ang pagmamahal ng mabait na doktora sa gwapong doktor. Kung ginago ka na ng husto, nakipag-affair sa iba sa kung sino-sino at napatawad mo pa, hindi lang pagiging mapagpatawad yun—PAGMAMAHAL talaga yun.

Na kay Vicki na kung ano ang kakahinatnan ng second chance nya kay Hayden. Ano kaya ang reaksyon ni Cristalle at Direk Quark sa developments na ito sa lovelife ng kanilang ina? Bakit may nagnanais pa ring magkabalikan si Atom Henares at Vicki Belo? Posible pa ba? Wala bang naging ibang pamilya si Atom?

Francis Magalona Passed Away

Philippine\’s master rapper Francis Magalona passed away on Friday, March 6, 2009 at Medical City Hospital. He was 44. He was survived by his wife, Pia Arroyo-Magalona and eight kids. His 8-month battle with a rare kind of leukemia is now over.

Francis M\’s legacy as a patriotic rapper and entrepreneur shall continue to live on. His relationship with his family is something that I admire. I never heard anything bad about his relationship with his wife. Pia and Francis were inseparable as a couple.

Despite his battle with leukemia, he kept a happy and positive disposition in life. He was still goodlooking in that \”Wish Ko Lang\” guest appearance in spite of his haggard look.

Francis M now rests peacefully without the physical pains of his illness. It is true that the ones left behind are the ones who are really affected by a person\’s demise. I hope that the Magalona family is coping well.