Princess’ Media Noche

For the past 5 or 6 years, I’ve spent my New Year’s eve na nagtatrabaho. I remember pa nung 2013 new year’s eve, naabutan ako ng 2014 na naglalakad sa overpass ng Ortigas intersection papuntang work. Mangiyak-ngiyak ako. #BayaningPuyat

After nun I promised to myself na I would always celebrate New Year with my family. Kesehodang i-declare pa nila na critical working day yun or not.

Last New Year, I vaguely remember our handa. This new year’s eve though I thought of contributing to our handa. And I’m a little bit excited because I would shop the ingredients and would prepare these myself.

I’m not a good cook and I only know how to cook theoretically. One thing I can do and proud of is how to make a fruit salad or FROWT SALAD as what I call it. So, without much further ado, here is the list of what I would prepare (not the actual pictures na lulutuin ko – courtesy of Google lang ang mga pictures).

1. Dynamite – this could be a great hors d’oeuvre. It is appetizing and dangerously satisfying. I was thinking of having ground beef with cheese as fillings. It’s easy to do and hopefully hindi matalsik sa oil.



2. Chicken in coconut milk with pineapple – chicken based dishes are my personal fave – from fried to adobo to menudo to tinola. I’ve particularly like my Aunt’s recipe and have been picky with other people’s version of this. I know I won’t be able to replicate my Aunt’s version of this so I’ll make my own version – Princess version no less.


3. Grilled shrimp kebab – shrimp is my ultimate favorite seafood ever! I could eat a kilo (maybe more) of these succulent sea creatures. Habang bata pa at hindi pa bawal, kain lang ng kain. I’m one of those na lucky na walang allergy sa seafood (sorry to my brother). For the kebab, I’ll just have these ingredients – shrimp, pineapple, bell pepper, white onion and chorizo bilbao. Sana masarap yung combination.


4. Pork humba – this pork dish is one of my top three fave pork dishes (the other two are adobo and sisig). I’ve had this the first time nung nasa grade school pa ata ako. I thought pa nga na pagkain sya ng aso kasi it doesn’t look appetizing lalo na at nakita ko lang sya sa pot na pinaglutuan sa kanya. May mga residue sa gilid ng pot and may parang something na yucky (banana flower pala) but when Papa told me that it’s humba and it’s masarap daw so I tried it – BOOM! An explosion of flavor. It’s easy to cook pero dapat matagal para super lambot yung meat and mas maganda kapag sa uling daw sya lutuin instead of cooking it sa pressure cooker or sa stove.


6. Valenciana – I may need assistance from Mama in preparing this since specialty nya naman to and I don’t want to mess this up. This rice dish is what I often request every occasion – birthday, undas, christmas, new year. I think parang paella rin lang sya pero from where I’m from (Bacolod City) this is known as valenciana. Mas maraming atay, mas masarap and dapat maganda yung quality ng raisins. I’ve had valenciana na yung sa palengke lang yung raisins nabibili and it gave it a peculiar taste na hindi masarap.


7. Fruit Salad – this is my specialty! Haha! I love fresh fruits so naturally I know what goes well with each other (feeling expert) hahah!! I know that minsan grapes give a bitter taste kaya I avoid to include it sa FROWT SALAD ko. Basta these are the essential fruits – apple, pear, melon and pineapple. Second essential fruits – mango, cherry (para may color – I put nata pero dapat white kasi kapag red nata nagiging pink yung salad, ayoko nun), lychee and kiwi. Optional fruits, pede naman silang isangkap kaso di ko nagustuhan – orange (mahirap syang i-slice), watermelon (matabang sya and watery, naging masabaw yung salad), grapes (pumapait nga) and papaya (my tummy don’t agree with this fruit, hahah!) Syempre dapat may cheese, pede ding lagyan ng corn kernels or celery for texture.


Yan lang. LOL.

I intentionally didn’t include any pasta dishes kasi we had that na nung Christmas and parang nakakaumay naman tsaka hindi nakukuha ni Mama yung gusto kong pasta. Di naman ako marunong magluto nun. I tried researching for seafood pasta recipes then I remembered na may allergy dun brother ko, baka di nya lang ma-enjoy.

It’s simple lang and not bongga, anyway what’s important is we’re together. I’ve attended festive and over-the-top New Year’s Eve corporate parties and I didn’t enjoy them kasi hindi ko naman kasama family ko. It’s an affirmation that no matter how much you have kung ikaw lang naman mag-isa, wala rin.

Happy new year everyone!! 🙂



Demolition Job Against Yaya Dub

Politics is the dirtiest business created by humanity. Show business, on the other hand, is a very close second (if not at par with the former). This is very true to the Philippines’ political and showbiz scenes. Mahirap nang magtiwala sa kung ano talaga ang totoo. Everything and anything can be manipulated, fabricated, conspired upon and demolished. Demolition, for me is the most disgusted form here because it would not only defame one’s reputation but also his character. Nakakatakot.

I’ve been interested in conspiracy theories, siguro mula pa nung elementary. Area 51, UFO sightings, Elisa Lam case, the death of Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston, Illuminati and wars perpetrated for revenue are just some of the many things I became really engrossed on.

This blog entry enumerates the possible things that they may be plotting against ALDUB or Maine. Let’s admit that in less than a year, ALDUB has been a great threat to Brand X. From ratings to endorsements to popularity, isang malaking balakid talaga ang love team na ito sa kanila. Hindi ko na iisa-isahin ang accomplishments ng ALDUB dahil alam na nating lahat yun at kahit sino malulula at namamangha sa narating ng loveteam na to in more or less 6 months.

Kahit naman siguro ako, maaalarma kung naaapektuhan ng malala ang negosyo ko dahil sa kompetisyon at mag-iisip ako ng kung anu-anong paraan para ma-maintain ang status ko… kung natatalo na ako at nalulugi, natural lang na gagawa ako ng mga hakbang para makabawi – by hook or by crook. Desperate times call for desperate measures nga naman.

So eto yung ilan na sa tingin ko ay sinubukan ng Brand X kay Maine particularly. You be the judge.

  1. Piracy of talents – they’re known to offer, entice or seduce talents from other networks with out of this world talent fees, huge television and movie projects, endorsements and even awards. For sure, nung nalaman nilang “on probation” pa lang si Maine at wala pang contract sa Triple A or to any management ay nagpadala na sila ng feelers dito. They thought that Maine, being one of their avid viewers (before) ay maeengganyo sa pera. Well, breeding is in her blood, something na wala sa ibang artista na nagpapasilaw sa pera at kasikatan. Hindi kelangan yun ni Maine, ang gusto nya lang ay makita ang sarili nya sa billboard. Obviously, hindi sila nagtagumpay, Maine now is with Triple A and has been rising into stratospheric heights sa kanyang career in less than 6 months, something na hindi na-achieve ng kahit sinuman sa local showbiz (correct me if I’m wrong, thanks.).
    After nilang mag pirate ng talent, bibigyan ng bonggang projects and kung alam nilang pagkakakitaan nila ng malaki – full-support sila. Pero kung di naman sila kikita – frozen delight ang peg. Amen?


  1. Demoralization – they’ve tried to demoralize Maine’s character several times. Konteng kibot lang ni Maine ay ginagawan ng issue, binibigyan ng ibang meaning, pinapalaki, pinapadumi. Remember the disguise incident? Maine was merely trying to have fun and get crazy and also to prevent commotion na rin, let’s admit na pagkakaguluhan talaga sya. Pero anong nangyari? Nagpa trend ang isang influential person sa kampo nila ng hashtag na #SikatPeroHindiFeeling as an indirect jab (kuno) against what Maine did.
    Naghalungkat din sila ng mga previous tweets ni Maine – tweets proclaiming that she’s one of their avid viewers nga to show na hindi sya loyal; tweets na nagmumura sya and even pictures of her partying – but these are all common and usual for a teenager and besides matagal na syang nangyari. This too backfired like how their hashtag backfired.


  1. Hacking Incident – next thing that they may have masterminded is the hacking incident. According to the hackers, gusto lang nilang ipahatid ang kanilang layunin through an account na may maraming followers and sikat. The question is: bakit si Maine lang? Bakit accounts lang ni Maine? Di hamak na maraming followers din naman (though mostly bots ata) sina Vice Ganda, Anne Curtis, Angel Locsin, Christine Reyes, KC Concepcion or yung mga political figures dyan. Sabi ng hackers, kasi mas relevant daw si Maine during that time, eh bakit si Alden hindi nila ni-hack? Well isa lang naiisip ko, they are trying to see kung may mga scandalous photos or videos or private convos si Maine. That could’ve been their ace to discredit Maine from the public at tuluyan ng masira kaso nga lang wala silang nakita. Eto pa, yung mga hackers ay hindi naman DAW talaga affiliated sa Anonymous.


  1. Divide and conquer – this is currently on going. What’s the strength of ALDUB? Of course, the ALDUB Nation. Kung walang supporters, walang iidolohin. Yun yung kanilang sinisira na naman through malicious write ups by the obviously “bayaran” writers (you know who THEY are) up to the fake ALDUB supporters. When ALDUB started, there’s only ONE ALDUB nation, yes there are Aldenatics and Mainesters but they’re working for one common goal. Pero yung nangyayari ngayon is parang may nagpo-provoke na manira kay Alden or kay Maine through these factions. Destroy the fandom from within. Sadly, it’s already happening and may not cease in the near future. L


  1. Psychological AttackWhew! Kung ayaw magpapirata ni Maine at wala din tayong makitang ikakasira ng image nya sa public, ano pa ang pwede nating gawin? Hmmm… magpa emergency meeting tayo. Brainstorm pa more!… BINGO! Maine has low self-esteem. Walang bilib sa sarili na kahit sya mismo ay paulit-ulit nya ng inamin. So if we can’t destroy her let’s do something that will make her destroy herself.
    Let’s pit Maine against the veteran actresses in a major category sa isang prestigious (?) movie festival at sya ang papanalunin natin. Two birds in one stone – it will divert their fandom’s attention from the ticket-swapping scandal AND at the same time, our fandoms will bash Maine ng bonggang-bongga. Hopefully, panghinaan ng loob si Maine, will doubt herself, will question her abilities and sana… SANA ay aayaw na sa showbiz. Problem solved!


Yang limang nabanggit ko ay nagawa at ginagawa na nila. Again, this is ONLY my conspiracy theory. And hindi naman malayong hindi nila maisip yan, naisip ko nga eh, sila pa kaya? And as crazy as it may seem, ano ba talaga ang alam nating mga audience and mga hamak na taga suporta lang sa totoong kalakaran ng showbiz? Isipin nyo na lang na kahit nga sa inyong magkakaibigan or magkakabarkada ay may mga sikreto kayo sa isa’t isa di ba? Kahit sa opisina may mga nangyayaring hindi alam ng mga empleyado. Sa school, may mga bagay na hindi pinapaalam sa mga studyante. Kahit sa bahay nyo, may mga ginagawa ang parents mo or mga kapatid mo na hindi mo alam. How much more pa sa isang industriya na pera ang labanan at popularidad ang sukatan? Do you really think that what you see is what you really get? BULLSH*T!!

And this is the scariest part… they are only starting.