Tuesday, March 30, 2010
So who can join? Anyone who has a blog as simple as that. If you have multiple blogs, you can only use one blog (one person = 1 entry). So don't rush in writing your entry. I will validate the entries on May 16.
You can join this contest with these easy steps:
1. Choose a funny story on my old personal blog or from this blog. It can be a single story or a series of stories from my blog. You can search from Year 2006 to the present (hint: check for the Rant and Rave category). After picking the story, create a post in your own blog explaining why it is funny to you. A minimum of 150 words is just right. You then need to link my funny post in your contest entry.
Your entry might look like this (please change):
(Please change!) This is my entry to the Humor Me Makoy Contest. I have been following Makoy's blog and his Loren Legarda Is So Fake in Harapan VP Debate post is the funniest because it depicts the reality of human survival. Wahahaha!
2. On your next paragraph, you need to write your own funny story. It depends to you on how long you can write it as long as it is hilarious. You may add your own funny picture if you desire it. But the photo is not required.
3. At the last paragraph, paste this code to thank my beloved sponsors.
4. Include this contest badge in your blog site wide.
5. Lastly, you need to leave a comment to this post with your contest entry link.
The contest starts April 1, 2010 and will end on May 15, 2010 11:59 PM Singapore Time.
Selected Makoy Funny Story and reason for choosing it - 30%
Contestant's own funny story - 40%
Originality - 20%
Over-all appeal - 10%
Announcement of Winners:
Winners will be determined by me and my six sponsors based on the criteria above. Winners will be posted on my blog on May 19, 2010. Prizes will be sent through PayPal.
Humor Me Makoy Contest Prize:
Grand Prize - $200
1st Place - $50
2nd Place - $30
3rd Place - $20
Good news! Each contestant will receive 50 Entrecard credits from me.
Start spreading the humor!
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 by Makoy · 47
Monday, March 29, 2010
The pool was crowded as usual and there were a lot of kids with their swimming instructor. I was honestly exhausted from an hour of swimming. I should make it a habit now to swim every Saturday. Anyway after that, I went to Fair Price to buy the ingredients for my chicken with tomato sauce recipe. That was yummy by the way.
Sunday morning, I woke up around 8 A.M. to get the OEC at Lucky Plaza. I was early so I can catch the morning Palm Sunday mass. At Lucky Plaza, it was as usual crowded with Pinoys. At iRemits stall, the queue was long especially the OEC collection. With me are my passport, my employment contract, airline tickets and my employment pass. It was nice that Pinoys helped me when they saw me that I don't know the process. I was told to get the form and sign it then queue with my documents. After filling up the form, I went to queue with my documents. After "nanay" checked my documents, she placed my documents on queue. It was annoying that some are unprepared with their requirements. They should have researched first or asked friends. Some are even unsure if they want a multiple or a single OEC.
When it was my turn, I asked for a multiple OEC since I am going to the Philippines on April and July. My employment pass is only valid until June this year so I brought my contract with me. I was surprisingly annoyed with the other lady when she told me that she can only give me one. That their basis is on the validity of my employment pass. I told her that why my other friends can get beyond their pass validity in the premise of them presenting their employment contract. She again repeated her line with the validity of the pass so I just said okay so I can leave.
It was past 10 already when I left Lucky Plaza. I think I arrived in Yishun past 11 already. Since the mass is 11:45 A.M., I strolled the mall first. At G2000, I realized that it was already 11:45. I rushed to the bus terminal and hoped that I can still make it. The bus arrived late so I have decided to just attend the 5:30 P.M. mass. I went home and had my lunch. Before 5:30 P.M., I was on my way to the church. At the church, I was given two palm leaves. I then wondered why the doors are closed. I then realized that they have moved the mass to 5 P.M. Isn't that great? After the gospel, they opened the doors and I was seated on the third row. Darn, I missed the blessing of the palm leaves. I should have attended the morning mass even I was 15 minutes late.
Let us be reminded of the Holy Week.
Monday, March 29, 2010 by Makoy · 0
Sunday, March 28, 2010
1. How to Train Your Dragon (NEW)
2. Alice in Wonderland (1)
3. Hot Tub Time Machine (NEW)
4. The Bounty Hunter (3)
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2)
6. She's Out of My League (6)
7. Green Zone (5)
8. Shutter Island (7)
9. Repo Men (4)
10. Our Family Wedding (9)
11. Avatar (8)
12. Remember Me (10)
13. The Ghost Writer (11)
14. Greeberg (30)
15. Chloe (NEW)
Sunday, March 28, 2010 by Makoy · 0
Friday, March 26, 2010
Now with the judges, I find them very tough on the contestants. To start with they chose the weak finalists. The new judge Ellen De Generes doesn't look like a good thing on American Idol. She wasn't as great as Paula Abdul but just a normal judge with a little humor on the side. On
this week, she was subtle with her comments. I am used with Simon Cowell's remarks so I'm passing him. Randy Jackson on the other hand was being real and was a bit hard this year.
My least favorite judge Kara DioGuardi is very displeasing this year. She looks like she's going to eat Simon Cowell with her antics. Icky Kara! She's too close with Simon that it looks very inappropriate. You're married to begin with. She's trying hard to be the "judge" and has this attitude that she's well established. I know that she has written numerous hit songs but does she has to brag?
Will this be my last season on American Idol? Let's have to see next year or maybe I'll just watch the new show of Simon Cowell instead.
Friday, March 26, 2010 by Makoy · 1
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Anyway, after my dinner at Lucky Plaza, I went straight to Takashimaya. I went to the Activity Center to check if there is a sale. There was a baby stuff sale but I wasn't able to buy anything. I went to the Kids section of Takashimaya to buy a doll for my niece Sam and a dress for my other niece Anika. I was able to buy a Mell Chan doll which I find very cute. I hope my niece will enjoy her new doll. For Anika, I was able to buy a casual dress and a separate top and shorts. As requested by her mom, I bought in color pink.
After the kids stuff, I headed home. On my way to the MRT, I saw a shirt from Fox which I really like. I ended up buying that red shirt and also some shirts for my dad, my mom, my sister and my brother-in-law. I even got a free e-bag from them. I also was able to buy some boxers and shirts at Giordano.
I reached home very excited with the stuff that I bought for my family. I even posted the doll that I bought on my Facebook wall tagging my sisters.
Anyway, I need to buy food goodies for my family. I am planning to buy Bak Kwa for them to try. It is just like their Tocino version but it is is flattened. Quite expensive though, which you can buy per grams I think.
This morning by the way I remembered about my credit card due. I suddenly forgot about it yesterday. Oh my, I might incur penalty charges. Bad credit record, Makoy.
Thursday, March 25, 2010 by Makoy · 4
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Anyway, I was very impressed with the debate format. ABS-CBN even has a real-time voting from different parts of the country to decipher whether they think the candidates are telling the truth or not.
Loren Legarda really made an impression on me. She is so fake. Are we supposed to vote for you since you helped in the rescue of Arlene Dela Cruz and others from the rebels? I really like her before when she crossed over from TV to politics. But when she moved to Estrada's side, I started hating her.
I think Roxas was the over-all favorite from the debate and Legarda who was second in the current surveys was given unpleasant remarks and ratings from televiewers.
The other Vice Presidential candidates looked like a display on the debate. I was watching it online last night and when it was their time, I clicked it fast forward. Har har. I am both displeased with Fernando and Binay. Enough of their dynasty in Makati and Marikina.
The show ended with the VP candidate's scores. Roxas has the highest score with 54% followed by Binay (13%), Fernando (13%), Yasay (11%), Legarda (4%) and Sonza (4%).
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 by Makoy · 2
Monday, March 22, 2010
Yesterday, would you believe that I finished one whole season of United States of Tara? I am excited to watch two new episodes of Season 2 maybe later. It's a story of a mom with multiple personalities or (DID). It is produced by Steven Spielberg so it is definitely an interesting series.
Anyway, over the weekend I have started with my crash diet. I am really frustrated with my tummy that I now have to eat less especially carbohydrates. It's just bothers me a lot that I really feel hungry by 11 P.M. since I sleep past midnight. I still have to learn how to sleep early, maybe 10 P.M.
For my diet, I will only eat half rice. Breakfast, I will stop eating bee hoon and I will just prepare a whole wheat bread sandwich. Boring right? To make it all worst, I will stop drinking coffee since it's making me acidic. For dinner, I will eat less with fruits and milk. I am thinking also of running again at night and do sit ups afterwards. Hopefully, I can manage this diet and flatten my tummy soon. Aiyo!
Monday, March 22, 2010 by Makoy · 0
Sunday, March 21, 2010
1. Alice in Wonderland
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
3. The Bounty Hunter
4. Repo Men
5. She's Out of My League
6. Green Zone
7. Shutter Island
9. Our Family Wedding
10. Remember Me
11. The Ghost Writer
12. Brooklyn's Finest
13. The Crazies
14. Cop Out
15. Crazy Heart
Sunday, March 21, 2010 by Makoy · 0
Saturday, March 20, 2010
The grand winner of the contest would still get $200 cash prize and there would be three consolation prize which would receive $50 each.
I would like to say thank you to my confirmed sponsors. You may send $50 to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before April 1, 2010.
Contest starts on April 1, 2010. Scroll down for the contest mechanics.
Humor Me Makoy Contest Mechanics:
All you need to do is to pick the funniest post in my old personal blog (now a music blog) or in my current personal blog. My post can be a series or just a single post. You need to link the post title and the reason why it is hilarious for you. The next paragraph should include your own funny story. You may also include your wacky photo if it pleases you. Haha!
The entry should also include the "Humor Me Makoy Contest" logo in your blog site wide and also the link of the six sponsors.
Winners will be picked by me and the sponsors.
See yah all!
For the updated mechanics, click here.
Saturday, March 20, 2010 by Makoy · 2
Friday, March 19, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
The first documentary was Food Inc., which tackled about the reality of food production in the US. It is very alarming to know that because of high demand, they treat animals in an unhumane way. Would you believe that chickens are fed with corn and antibiotics to make them fat? If before it would take 3 to 4 months to grow a chicken, now it is only 40+ days. These 40 days chickens cannot even stand that long since they carry a lot of weight. Just because we love our KFC, Mc Donald's or even our Ayam Penyet the biggest portion, we let the animals suffer.
Another alarming subject is the food that they fed to cows. We all know that cows are herbivores, meaning they eat grass. Because food producers want them to grow faster and fatter, they feed cows with corn. Of course corn is cheaper in the US since they can produce a lot now. The down side of cows of eating corn? Well, they just develop an e-coli bacteria that kill humans. Cows eat grass not corn period.
In the documentary, they have featured kids that died because of eating burgers infected with e-coli. It's just sad that the government that should protect the people are protecting the food producers. Majority of agencies that deals with Food are somehow related to the food producers. Bizarre right? Even the Clinton and Bush administrations had ties with the producers.
My take on this, better eat organic foods even it is quite expensive compared to the commercial foods. We should buy local produce and read the labels. You are what you eat...
Monday, March 15, 2010 by Makoy · 17
Sunday, March 14, 2010
1. Alice in Wonderland
2. Green Zone
3. She's Out of My League
4. Remember Me
5. Shutter Island
6. Our Family Wedding
8. Brooklyn's Finest
9. Cop Out
10. The Crazies
11. Crazy Heart
12. Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief
13. The Blind Side
14. Valentine's Day
15. The Ghost Writer
Sunday, March 14, 2010 by Makoy · 0
Saturday, March 13, 2010
I knew about this news yesterday. It really touched my heart when a 7 year old boy who called 911 finally met the lady on the other line. When the boy knew that there were armed men inside their house, he grabbed his little sister in the toilet then called 911. Thankfully, when the robbers discovered the boy called 911, they rushed out of the house without anyone hurt.
Here is the clip from the Associated Press:
Saturday, March 13, 2010 by Makoy · 0
Friday, March 12, 2010
The yearly Singapore IT Show is here. The IT show started last Thursday (March 11) and will end tomorrow, March 14. The IT show is still held at Suntec City Levels 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6. You can get the latest gadgets with the best price and freebies.
I might visit tomorrow since there is a Body Shop sale as well. I will buy some stuffs for my mom and my sisters.
Friday, March 12, 2010 by Makoy · 0
Thursday, March 11, 2010
What made me really happy was when he called me "Tito" (uncle). She can talk now unlike last year's rumble words. She's definitely not in the mood and was concentrating on her milk botle. So I just talked to my sister. My niece was trying to amaze me with her number skills with the help of my mom. She can count now from 1 to 10. Can you beat that?
Anyway, the other day I had a chance to do web cam with my other sister and my other niece Anika. She's 8 months now and very cute. Thank God my niece inherited my color and my cuteness. Har har. She's celebrating her first birthday on July. Since I don't want to do favoritism, I'll be going home again in July.
I can't wait for my vacation in April. I just hope it won't be as hot as they are saying now. It's so hot now here in Singapore. What more in the Philippines.
Thursday, March 11, 2010 by Makoy · 0
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
The contest is very simple especially to my readers from day 1. All you need to do is to pick the funniest post in my old personal blog (now a music blog) or in my current personal blog. My post can be a series or just a single post. You need to link the post title and the reason why it is hilarious for you. The next paragraph should include your own funny story. You may also include your wacky photo if it pleases you. Haha!
The entry should also include "Humor Me Makoy Contest" badge and also the link of the three major sponsors.
The lucky winner of this contest will receive $200 cash and a big smile from me. Contest starts on April Fools Day, April 1. The winner will be picked by me and the three major sponsors. Announcement of winner will be announced on Labor Day, May 1.
If you are interested to be a sponsor, send me an email to email@example.com or leave a comment to this post. I am only looking for three major cash sponsors. A minimum of $50 per sponsor.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 by Makoy · 8
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
1. Alice in Wonderland
2. Brooklyn's Finest
3. Shutter Island
4. Cop Out
6. The Crazies
7. Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief
8. Valentine's Day
9. Crazy Heart
10. Dear John
11. The Tooth Fairy
12. The Wolfman
13. The Ghost Writer
14. The Blind Side
15. The Last Station
Tuesday, March 9, 2010 by Makoy · 0
Monday, March 8, 2010
After the Chocolate World, we went to check the Casino near Universal Studios. We wore shorts so we did not went inside. The casino was quite disappointing for me since I had the chance to see casinos in Macau.
Our last stop was Sentosa. We just went there to ride the luge. It was surprisingly cheap for the three rides for only S$20. Would you imagine a single ride is only S$10 while the two rides cost S$16. We were greedy to choose three rides. Haha. It was my second time by the way to ride the luge. This time the new route of luge was open so we tried that route for two times. After the second ride, I find the ride very exhausting and it was sooo hot! We all wished that we just bought two rides.
Since, we were in Lau Pa Sat, we took the opportunity to eat at Wendy's. Too bad there's no Bacon Mushroom Melt so we only had frosty. Aside from Wendy's, there is also Mang Kiko's Lechon and Happy V (Jollibee imitation) in Lau Pa Sat.
Monday, March 8, 2010 by Makoy · 0
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Glambert fans here in Singapore can watch him perform the next day, the 12th at the Hollywood Pantages Theater, Universal Studios Singapore. To get tickets, rush in to CD-Rama, Gramophone, HMV and That CD stores from 5th of March onwards. Only 2000 Deluxe CDs will be released, which will qualify for the 500 tickets.
To those who won't be selected, you can still have a chance to meet him on the 13th to have signed CD autograph. Only the Deluxe CD of For Your Entertainment is qualified for the autograph session. I don't know yet where is the venue.
The Deluxe Edition of For Your Entertainment will feature 5 bonus tracks and additional DVD content.
Thursday, March 4, 2010 by Makoy · 0
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
At the Immigration in Macau, we visited the Tourist kiosk and asked for directions. We first took the bus to Ruins of St. Paul. At the bus stop near the Ruins of ST. Paul, we first went to lunch at Pizza Hut. I'm surprised with the accent of the waitress. It's a mixture of Chinese and Portuguese. Bizaare!
Anyway, after our lunch, we headed to the Ruins of St. Paul. After our photo session, we went back to the Immigration and headed to the free shuttle bus of The Venetian. The Venetian was awesome! It was my first time to a casino and it was fantastic. I just find the architecture so grand. After the Venetian, we went to City of Dreams. At the City of Dreams, we got to watch the light show, which was so awesome!
After trying our luck at the slot machines at the Venetian, we headed back to the Immigration to catch the 5:30 P.M. trip. Back in Hong Kong, we headed to Ajisen Ramen to have our dinner. My first time in Ajisen Ramen and it was so fulfilling after.
I miss Hong Kong, Macau and their cold weather. I hope I can visit again soon.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 by Makoy · 0
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Anyway this year in Singapore, there are tons of FREE events to celebrate Earth Hour.
From March 1 to March 10 there will be Earth Hour Road Shows at CapitaLand Malls.
There will be a Movie Screening at Sinema (Old School) on March 24, 6 P.M. for the movie "The Age of Stupid." The movie depicts Earth in the future time when climate change has taken its devastating toll. There are also discussion on how to combat climate change. This is organized by The British High Commission in partnership with WWF.
On March 27 starting 7 P.M., there will be an Earth Hour Concert at the Esplanade Park.
Don't forget to switch off your lights and appliances on March 27 from 8:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. and save Mother Earth.
Visit www.EarthHour.org for more details.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010 by Makoy · 0
Monday, March 1, 2010
1. Shutter Island
2. Cop Out
3. The Crazies
5. Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief
6. Valentine's Day
7. Dear John
8. The Wolfman
9. The Tooth Fairy
10. Crazy Heart
11. The Blind Side
12. The Book of Eli
13. The Last Station
14. Edge of Darkness
15. From Paris with Love
Monday, March 1, 2010 by Makoy · 0