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Monday, 30 May 2011

Thanks Google Earth!

      High and modern technology nowadays are of greatest help to the people living in this wonderful creations made by the One from above. From research for education, to social networking for modern social acquaintances and even keeping memories and having a glimpse for the past, name it, technology of this century has it all.

     But one thing that I really like most, as one of my favorite on the evolution of this Internet technology is the creation of Google Earth.  Ask me why? It is because I am one of  those unfortunate people who is unable to go around the world because of  lack of  financial resources, but still has the chance to go on  tour around the world without spending even a penny from my pocket and can even go back anytime I want because of this Google Earth.

     Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program that was originally called EarthViewer 3D, and was created by Keyhole, Inc, a company acquired by Google in 2004. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite imagery, aerial photography and GIS 3D globe.Google Earth displays satellite images of varying resolution of the Earth's surface, allowing users to see things like cities and houses looking perpendicularly down or at an oblique angle. The degree of resolution available is based somewhat on the points of interest and popularity, but most land (except for some islands) is covered in at least 15 meters of resolution.

       As a dreamer as I was, I really wanted to go to some countries which I found interesting to visit, perhaps: 1. I am really interested to go to that country or, 2. the place has really interesting places to visit. I have never been out of my country (Philippines), though I already have my passport, still for me it's useless because I can not use it (beacuse of money) to go abroad and have a wonderful vacation anywhere. But I'm still not sad, actually while I was infront of my computer, reading interesting topics of any sort and of anything on wikipedia (I'm just a wide-reader), I caught my own attention on reading places like: Dubai, Singapore, Thailand, Kiribati, Hongkong, New Zealand, USA and of course the Philippines. I was amazed of its story and history , and most definitely I was more amazed of the pictures of different places for each countries which was posted on its page. 

       As amazed as I was of it, I immediately pulled-up my Google Earth on my desktop, then I started to go around those places, everything that I read and saw on wikipedia, I immediately visit it through Google Earth. I was really happy, I can't even explain to myself how happy I was when I saw those places even on a software application like this alone. I don't know, but as far as the happiness that I experienced, the only word that I want to say is Thanks Google Earth!

Monday, 23 May 2011

People and Faces

       Today's People and Faces edition of Critics 101 will feature sexiest, prettiest, most influential, most desirable and, most searched women in the world for the year 2010.This will also feature the winners of major beauty pageants internationally.

The Most Beautiful and Desirable Woman in  2010  -   Emmanuelle Sophie Anne Chriqui (Source:
         She is a Canadian actress of Moroccan descent who has appeared on both television and in cinema. She is perhaps best known for her role on HBO's Entourage as Sloan McQuewick, as well as the love interest of Adam Sandler in the movie You Don't Mess with the Zohan. In May 2010, she topped the Most Desirable Women of 2010 list.Chriqui has joined Showtime's 2011 series, The Borgias. She has also been confirmed as the voice of Cheetara in the upcoming ThunderCats animated series.

Most Beautiful and Desirable Woman in 2010

 FHM's Sexiest Woman In The World 2010 - Cheryl Cole (Source: FHM 2010)
       Cole is an English singer, songwriter, dancer, and model. Cole became a judge on the British televised singing competition The X Factor in 2008.Cole has become a recognised and photographed style icon referred to as a fashionista by the press. Her picture has been on the covers of British Vogue,Elle and Harper's Bazaar, while also becoming the new face of cosmetic company L'Oréal.On 5 May 2011, it was confirmed that Cole will appear as a judge on the upcoming American version of The X Factor.

FHM's Sexiest Woman in the World 2010
Most Inspirational and Influential Woman In The Wolrd 2010 - Angela Dorothea Merkel (Source: CEO World Magazine)
        Merkel was  born on 17 July 1954,  is the current Chancellor of Germany. Merkel, elected to the Bundestag (German Parliament) from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, has been the chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) since 2000, and chairwoman of the CDU-CSU (Christian Social Union) parliamentary coalition from 2002 to 2005.n 2007, Merkel was also President of the European Council and chaired the G8. She played a central role in the negotiation of the Treaty of Lisbon and the Berlin Declaration. In domestic policy, health care reform and problems concerning future energy development have thus far been major issues of her tenure.Merkel is the first female Chancellor of Germany. In 2007 she became the second woman to chair the G8, after Margaret Thatcher.On 15 February 2011, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from U.S. President Barack Obama. The medal is presented to people who have made an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, or cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.

Most Inspirational and Influential Woman in the World 2010
 Most Searched Woman In the World on Google in  2010Lady Gaga (Source: Google)
        Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta also known by a famous stage name called as Lady Gaga is an American pop singer-songwriter.Gaga came to prominence following the release of her debut studio album The Fame (2008), which was a critical and commercial success and achieved international popularity with the singles "Just Dance" and "Poker Face". The album reached number one on the record charts of six countries, topped the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart while simultaneously peaking at number two on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States and accomplished positions within the top-ten worldwide. Achieving similar worldwide success, The Fame Monster (2009), its follow-up, produced a further two global chart-topping singles "Bad Romance" and "Telephone" and allowed her to embark on a second global headlining concert tour, The Monster Ball Tour, just months after having finished her first, The Fame Ball Tour. Her second studio album Born This Way was released on May 23, 2011 after the arrival of its eponymous lead single "Born This Way", which achieved the number-one spot in countries worldwide and was the fastest-selling single in iTunes history, selling one million copies in five days.The Fame Monster itself was nominated for Album of the Year and won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album

Most Searched Woman In The World on Google in 2010
World's Woman of the Year 2010 - Mrs. Regine Sixt (Source: World Travel Awards)
        The award recognises that Regine Sixt has been pivotal in driving continued growth of her family business, Sixt rent a car, during tough economic times. In her position as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales Regine Sixt has been key to developing Sixt as a world famous brand renowned for offering the highest quality rental vehicles coupled with an exceptional service.

World's Woman of the Year 2010
Miss Universe 2010 - Jimena Navarrete (Miss Mexico) (Source: Miss Universe 2010)
         Navarrete was born on February 22, 1988 is a Mexican model and the current holder of the Miss Universe 2010 crown, making her the second Mexican delegate to win the title, after Lupita Jones in 1991. Coincidentally, both were crowned in Las Vegas, Nevada. On February 10, 2011, Ximena Navarrete became the official face of L'Oreal Paris and Old Navy.
Miss Universe 2010
Miss World 2010 - Alexandria Mills (Miss USA) (Source: Miss World 2010)
         Alexandria Mills was born in Louisville, Kentucky on February 26, 1992 is a beauty pageant titleholder from the United States who was crowned Miss World 2010 on October 30, 2010 in Sanya, China. Mills is the first woman from her country to win Miss World since Gina Tolleson in 1990 and the 60th Miss World in the history of the pageant. As far during her reign of Miss World, she had traveled to Australia, China, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Trinidad & Tobago and the USA.

Miss World 2010
Miss International 2010 - Elizabeth Mosquera (Miss Venezuela) (Source: Miss International 2010)
        Ana Elizabeth Mosquera Gómez was bornon  March 16, 1991,  is a Venezuelan beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss International 2010, becoming the sixth woman from her country to capture the Miss International title. Born in Valera, Trujillo, Mosquera grew up with 3 brothers and one sister. and was studying civil engineering at the University of Zulia in Maracaibo prior to her participation in Miss Venezuela 2009.

Miss International 2010
Miss Earth 2010 - Nicole Faria (Miss India) (Source: Miss Earth 2010)
       Nicole Estelle Faria is an Indian model from Bangalore who was crowned Miss Earth 2010 on December 4, 2010. Faria is the first woman from India to win Miss Earth.In January 2011, Faria was included in the list of Times' 50 Most Desirable Men and Women of 2010. She was ranked number 10 in the women's category.

Miss Earth 2010
Ford Supermodel of the World 2010 -  Katrina Karlina Caune (Source: Ford Supermodel of the World)
        With girls from 36 countries around the world converging on Brazil (a model loving country if ever there was one) the 2010 Ford Models Supermodel Of The world finals were bound to crackle with excitement and adrenalin.  16 year old Karlina from the Baltics swanned away with the top prize.

Ford Supermodel of the World 2010


Sunday, 22 May 2011

Movies to Watch This Week

      Still have time for new movies this May. Here are the list of the upcoming movies for this week (May 22- May 31) of May.

1. Hangover 2
      After the huge success of its part 1 last 2009, Hangover part 2 is set to move the movie theater once again. The film stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha and Ken Jeong with Todd Phillips directing a script written by himself, Craig Mazin and Scot Armstrong. The production began in October 2010 and is set to be released this 26th of May 2011.

      Get ready for another sick night and more crazy shenanigans: this time around the story is set in Bangkok, Thailand! What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can’t even be imagined.

2. Kung Fu Panda 2
      With a box office success of its part 1 with more than $631 million gross earning domestically and overseas combined, Kung Fu Panda 2 is an upcoming computer-animated family film that is a sequel to the 2008 film Kung Fu Panda. The story features a new villain with a mysterious weapon so powerful it threatens the very existence of kung fu, and Po must additionally confront his past. The film is scheduled to be released on May 26, 2011. 
      It’s time for the next phase of Po’s journey in the world of kung fu!

3. Tree of Life
          Another drama/fantasy movie,starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, and Tamara Joliane is the Tree of Life, an American film scheduled to be in theaters on May 27, 2011, featuring some surreal and sci-fi elements, written and directed by Terrence Malick.

           Through Malick’s signature imagery, we see how both brute nature and spiritual grace shape not only our lives as individuals and families, but all life.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Let's Talk About Music

         The song charts below represent the 10 most popular songs for each week of 2011 (May 19)  based on the top downloads from online song retailers. This is in reference to

1. Rolling In The Deep by Adele
            Three weeks winning the number one spot for weekly chart, and number one on US Billboard as well as the number one greatest airplay and sales gain for the week May 19, 2011. This song is making as the greatest gainer for 3 weeks already and has been atop on the Digital songs chart and number two on the list of all Radio songs. It was released as the lead single on 29 November 2010 in the Netherlands. "Rolling in the Deep'" became Adele's first number-one single and first top five hit in several countries."Rolling in the Deep" became Adele's second single to chart in the United States. Later on, it became her first ever single to top a Billboard chart when it reached number one on the Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks chart in March 2011,  and became her first number one hit in the country when it topped the Billboard Hot 100 in May 2011.As a result, Adele became the first British singer to have topped both the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200 charts in the same week since Leona Lewis did the same back in 2008. 

2. E.T.  by Katy Perry Featuring Kanye West
            Three weeks of being number 2 on the chart according to is also on the second position of US Billboard Chart. With "E.T." at number one on the chart of May 12, 2011, Perry became the first artist in history to spend a whole year, 52 consecutive weeks, in the top 10 of Billboard Hot 100.The singer song-writer and actrees will appear in the upcoming 2011 film The Smurfs.

3. On The Floor by Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull
           Though it's on the number 6 list of Music Billboard chart for this week. it climbed up with one step for this chart on "On the Floor" is Lopez's first single under her new record contract with Island Records, after fulfilling her contractual obligations with Epic Records (Sony Music Entertainment).

4. Give Me everything  by Pitbull Featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer
           From top 6 last week,  this song is climbing up on the the number 4 chart for this week.  This song was Released in March as he second single from his upcoming sixth studio album "Planet Pit". The music video for "Give Me Everything" was directed by David Rousseau and features an appearance by singer Adrienne Bailon

5. The Lazy Song by Bruno Mars
           For two weeks in a row this song has been sitting on the number 5 spot. This was released as the third single from the album Doo-Wops and the Hooligans lat February 2011. This song displays influences of roots reggae and jawaiian music. It went number one music in the United Kingdom, making it as the fourth number one single and still Mar's 100% record number one solo single together with his three solo singles: "Nothin' on You", "Just the Way You Are (Amazing)" and "Grenad" in the country. 

6. Just Can't Get Enough  by Black Eyed Peas
           Moving up with one step, this song was at number 7 last week's chart but gaining the 6th spot for this week. This song is at number 5 on Music Billboard Chart. This was just released last March of this year. They shoot the video in Tokyo just one week before the devastating earthquake and tsunami hits Japan.

7. Part Rock Anthem by LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
          It was released as the first single from their second album Sorry for Party Rocking in 2011. The single has gone to number one in 7 countries : Australia, Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand, UK, Canda and Norway.  

8. Hair by Lady Gaga
            Another single from this American pop singer-songwriter was  just a week from its released is already hitting the music chart. 

9. The Edge of Glory  by Lady Gaga
           This is Gaga's undeniably pure pop track which dropped intensely from last weeks top 3 on the chart and now at number 9. But The edge of Glory  is on the 3rd spot on Billboard chart fro the greatest airplay and sales gain for this week.

10. Sweat (Remix) by Snoop Dogg vs David Guetta
          For two weeks in this month of May (May 5 and May 12) Sweat (Remix) was at number 9 on the chart. Snoop Dogg  is  currently shooting a video at Manhattan Beach High School with fellow rapper Wiz Khalifa. Snoop Dogg is very much excited for the upcoming show "X-Factor" with a version of it for himself, that he find himself interested in producing a Hip Hop style of the hit show.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Dooms Day Rumors- May 21, 2011

     The world has been surrounded with the "May 21, 2011 Judgment Day". This is a prediction of an American Christian radio broadcaster and president of Family Radio,  Mr. Harold Camping. He predicted that the rapture will start today May 21, 2011 at 6:00 P.M. in which the Christmas island in  Kiribati, Kiritimati Island, will be the first one to experience the said doomsday with an earthquake. If it is 6:00 P.M. in Kiribati (Kiritimati Island), it is 4 hours ahead of Australia's current time, China is behind 6 hours from Kiribati's current time, 10 hours ahead  of Russia and,18 hours ahead of  Big Apple's current time. Hence If the other side of the globe is on the day of judgment will it be true that the remaining side of it can still have extra hours to prepare for the judgment?

     Camping and his followers on Family Radio started to air this rumor about the end of days. Infact, they have been around the world to spread and warn the people. They placed billboards around major cities of each country, made different ways of warning the people and made some noises to broadcast this important news to the entire world. The group actually had a pamphlet distributed around the world to explain the "facts" about this world ending which is today May 21, 2011. For them their theories resulted to two numerological proofs: first is based on Genesis 7:4, when God said to Noah: "Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made." It is said that "with God, one day is a thousand years equivalent on earth". So when God referred to seven days, he also meant seven thousand years. Camping studied that the flood during Noah's day occurred in 4,990 B.C. They made some calculations from the day of flood seven thousand years later came out to be the year 2011; second proof was a difference of number of days from the day of crucifixion until the said Camping's ending times predictions May 21, 2011. It resulted to 722,500 days difference between these two dates.722,500 is a significant number because it is composed of the significant numbers 5x10x17x5x10x17. Five signifies redemption; ten signifies completion; and 17 signifies heaven. The numbers represent the day of redemption (5) and the end of the Christian era (10) and the ascent to heaven (17) and it is doubled for added significance.

     If these two points will be carried out intelligently, there are points that this group should explain: first what was their basis of those significant days they're referring to and, second what is this "added significance" all about?

    According to Christian teachings, the scripture clearly says that " no eyes has seen, no ears has heard...." Neither an angel nor a man knows His second coming for He is the only one who knows when it will happen.

    However, this rumor can create panic for some, but if this is dealt positively this will establish warning for everyone and a time for further recollection. This will only tell everyone to be watchful every single day.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Willie is Back this time with "Wil Time Big Time"

    For more than a month since Willie Revillame got off-air on his previous show Willing-Willie, finally the controversial host is back this time on a new program Wil Time Big Time. The new program has set a new face of Philippine variety show because it has the most high technology stage set-up as first seen not just in his own country but first in Asian Television.

    Event though Willie has not been seen on TV for a month, it was still a long time for all of his fans, considering that he is really the "hope" of the unfortunate people living in the Philippines. Willie has changed the viewing habits of most Filipinos specially on evening tv programs but, when he decided to go off-air because of the unfair points-of-view of some, especially his detractors, personally I felt that the evening TV program of most of the channels became boring. That was the time that I truly felt the saying "when boredom strikes". I kept waiting for the come back of his show because I really missed all of the games that was being played on his previous show like: 1-2-3 GO, FAMILY APIR, and THE WILTIME BIGTIME.
   This time Willie is back, together with his co-host Shalani, Sugar, Baby Bisaya and Aimee, and all the staff of his previous show. With his comeback, it was also the comeback of what we called "hopes" of the unfortunate, that they believe he is the only one true Philanthropist, the modern good Samaritan, the Oprah of the Philippines, and the new Pres. Magsaysay of many Filipinos.

    He was involved in a lot of controversies since "Wowowee" days, but he is still there ready to stand because many believes in him that he has a great heart for all masses that needs help. Willie is indeed love by many, he is not just been understood by some but definitely he is love by everyone.

    Congratulations to Willie and to his staff and to his new show "Wil Time Big Time".

Friday, 13 May 2011

Shocking Elimination of James Durbin on American Idol

    Last Wednesday the top 4 finalists on AI rendered two songs for the two rounds of their performances. James performed “Don’t Stop Believin” and Leiber/Stoller’s "Love Potion #9". Steven Styler who is a great rocker and performer applauded James with his two performances saying that the latter is simply incredible. J-Lo on the other hand admittedly that she was wronged of her perspective towards James, because he proved to her that he can sing any song. Randy Jackson who has been on the show judging for 10 years, believe that the singer is surprising everyone with his performances every single week and he even noted that James was there to win it.

   Surprisingly, out of  72 million votes, the total performer was sent home. This was a big shocking result, considering that James has not been in the bottom three ever since until Thursday night show. James is indeed a great singer and a total performer on the show. As James was upset of his departure on AI, so as Jennifer Lopez who was in tears to hear from Ryan, host of the said show, the bad news. Moreover, James is not alone with this frustration because a lot of Americans and other nationalities who are fan of the rocker James Durbin, outnumbering that 72 million votes, are in deep frustration.

    "I worked so damn hard and I was hoping to get there," Durbin said while tears rolled down his cheeks. "But I did so much stuff that's never been done on the show. I did what I came here to do, and that was to give metal a chance."

      If James has not been voted-off, he could have shown more of his talent. He really rocks the stage as he performed every week. He is a total performer to be reckoned with. His journey on the 10th season of American Idol has given the metallic music a chance once again, and because of him the love on Rock n' Roll music has been reborn. Surely, his music, voice and his great performances will be missed by a lot of fan on American Idol stage, but he will be applauded again by many on a bigger stage of America's music industry. No doubt, he can be a new big star, waited by everyone.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Pacquiao-Mosley Fight, An Over-all Frustration

    I just want to share the article that was published by Yahoo about the recent fight of Pacquiao vs. Mosley in Las Vegas. I completely agree with what the writer puts on his article that the fight was indeed a frustration and was a waste of time to watch because Mosley didn't give a genuine fight but instead compete for the sake of earning, because from the start he knew that he will not win the fight at all.

    Here is the article from Yahoo.

    The fans at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas poured boos down on the ring, expressing a sentiment shared by many pay-per-view customers. Sugar Shane Mosley was running from Manny Pacquiao, making consumer disappointment and anger understandable

    So too was this emotion: sadness.

    Saturday was another wasted night of Pacquiao’s prime, the competitive circumstances and raw politics of boxing robbing what could’ve been a night of greatness tested.

    Instead, we got another lopsided decision, Pacquiao winning as an overwhelming favorite against a 39-year-old opponent who had no intention of actually fighting. Mosley was once a great champion and remains a likable ambassador for the sport. He never stood a chance against Manny, though. That was something promoter Bob Arum acknowledged at the outset, only to realize he was so out of opponents for the Filipino that he had to make the fight anyway.

    Mosley was the second of Pacquiao’s last three opponents to enter the ring and not even attempt to win. Fourteen months ago Joshua Clottey covered up for 12 rounds. Even after he was shut out on the scorecard, Clottey lifted his arms in triumph and posed for pictures with his team. The goal was to survive, not actually box.

     Before you blame Clottey and Mosley, consider what happened to the last several guys who decided to stand and trade with Manny: Antonio Margarito, pummeled repeatedly, broken orbital bone, sent to hospital, career in jeopardy. Miguel Cotto, pummeled repeatedly, TKO’d, sent to hospital. Ricky Hatton, knocked out cold, sent to hospital, hasn’t fought since. Oscar De La Hoya, pummeled repeatedly, TKO’d, sent to hospital, hasn’t fought since. David Diaz, pummeled repeatedly, TKO’d, sent to hospital.

     We could go on. Manny Pacquiao hasn’t lost a fight in six years.

     And he probably isn’t losing one anytime soon, leaving fans stuck watching an iconic fighter dominate inferior opponents just for the sake of watching said icon.

     Sadness isn’t a new feeling in boxing. It’s just usually reserved for those horrific nights when an aging champion is getting battered by the sport’s inevitable, and swift, circle of life. It’s sad to watch greatness gone. It’s sad to fear the damage done.

    This is completely different – sadness born from frustration. It’s like watching Michael Jordan playing minor league basketball, cheating everyone from years of thrilling moments and memories on the basketball court.
Critics of boxing are always saying it needs charismatic headliners. Well, what then is Manny Pacquaio? He’s willing to fight exciting fights, test himself against bigger, stronger men. He smiles. He laughs. He’s smart. He has a real life as an elected politician. He sings on late-night talk shows and performs fan concerts after fights. There’s almost nothing like him in sports. And Saturday, Top Rank put on a great show around him, complete with a rare entertaining undercard featuring the return of ex-champ Kelly Pavlik and a dramatic 12th round, come-from-behind-TKO by Jorge Arce of Wilfredo Vazquez, Jr.

      Then the main event bombed, the cold reality of the era ruining everything. Arum talked about a potential November fight between Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez, who earned a draw with Pacman in 2004 and lost a close decision in 2008. Those bouts took place in the featherweight or super featherweight divisions, however. That’s 20 pounds ago for Pacquiao, who fought at 147 on Saturday. Marquez is a warrior, but he struggled to get to 142 pounds when he was outclassed by Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2009. It was Mayweather’s un-retirement fight and considered a somewhat safe one because Marquez was so small. If he’s too small for Floyd, then he’s of little threat to the 2011 version of Manny. Marquez would also become the fourth recent Pacquiao opponent first “softened up” by Mayweather, joining De La Hoya, Hatton and Mosley.

     The obvious solution is to get Pacquiao and Mayweather in the ring together and stage the richest fight in history. Then do it again in a rematch. That seems less likely now than ever, though. Mayweather hasn’t fought anyone in over 13 months and spent Saturday night, he claims, watching a Lady Gaga concert on cable.
We should be in the middle of an epic trilogy between these two – their styles seemingly perfectly suited to challenge each other. It’s rare when the two best pound-for-pound fighters of a decade are essentially the same weight. Yet money, pride, politics, bad blood, allegations of doped blood, slander suits, domestic violence charges and all sorts of other nonsense stand in the way.

     We’ve been through the Mayweather-Manny debate before. Right now, it isn’t getting solved. It may never.

     So we get what we get and the crowd gets upset.

    “What could I do if my opponent doesn’t want to fight toe-to-toe? It’s not my fault,” Pacquiao argued, and really no one was blaming him. “I’m happy, because I know I won the fight. But I said my first concern is the satisfaction of the people. I want the people to be satisfied with my performance and to leave happy.”
The Mosley fight should never have been made. Same with Clottey. And it’ll be the same with Marquez.
There is virtually no one left for Pacquiao to fight. He’ll still get big numbers at the gate and on pay per view because he’s such an attraction, such a talent, but it increasingly feels like a waste of time. He’s stuck in B-grade bouts. You can’t shine a sneaker.

       Zab Judah is another option, but he’s lost to Clottey, Cotto and Mayweather. Timothy Bradley, the dynamic, unbeaten, 27-year-old Californian, is a potential long-term challenger to Pacquiao. Is he ready to step up as soon as November? He may have to be. For my money, it’s the most intriguing fight. At least Bradley is a fresh face. At least he has a future. At least, we presume, he’ll stand up and actually try to win.

     These days with Pacquiao that’s all we can hope for; a sad indictment on a sport that is stalling when it should be soaring.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

My Own Predictions on American Idol Season 10

   American Idol season 10 is now nearing its final threat for the remaining 4 strongest contenders on knowing who will be the bet of America. As last week Jacob's goodbye (which I predicted based on his performance), AI has finally revealed the strongest of all toughest AI contestant. 

    I have been watching this season of AI since its kick-off, from the audition to Hollywood elimination and finally to live performances. Ever since the live performances begun, I have been applauding the performances of James Durbin, Scotty Mccreery, Lauren Alaina, and Haley Reinhart which turnout to be the remaining four contenders to the finale. Aside from them, though I am frustrated because of their early goodbyes from the contest, I like the vocal performances of Stefano Langone, Thia Megia, Pia Toscano, Paul McDonald, and Casey Abrams. Naima Adedapo, Karen Rodriguez and Ashton Jones were doing good indeed but not that great. 

   It is hard to really say who would make it this year's AI winner because the remaining contestants are all good singers, in fact all of them are totally great singers. I believe that this season has chosen the best contestants ever in the entire seasons of AI. As early as now, I really could say that the AI judges has done a wonderful job of choosing the best of the bests. 

Haley Reinhart

James Durbin

Scotty Mccreery

Lauren Alaina
   From the four contestants who were left to compete and making their way to the finale, I am voting for James Durbin  which I predict he could win this season. He hasn't been in the bottom three, he's been greatly performing week after week. Scotty could also be the winner, I can say that he has the votes of young ladies and young girls because of his look and appeal, no doubt he has a great voice which is very unique from the three. His soothing voice can be a close match to James in terms of votes. Lauren Alaina has not been in the bottom three until last week which made her in the bottom two. The reason why she was in the bottom two its because of her performance last week, she has the instance of pulling-back high notes which viewers noticed it from her. But, undoubtedly she has a great voice, all she needs to do is to surprise everyone and sing and hitting that high notes without pulling-back, in this way she might be winning the show. Haley from the start has been in the bottom three but then she get to improve and getting stronger week after week which made her to stay with the other three contestants. I love her performances last week, especially her singing of "Rising Sun", she really indeed nailed it. Last week performances I have my own ranking, she actually rank second from James.She might be a big threat and a big surprise to win the show.

   Now that AI has the final four, I am getting more excited who will really take the title of American Idol winner. They are all damn good and great singers. Let's cross our fingers until the finale.