Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Mmmm....chicken gizzards and liver. Want some? It's actually quite good. You really should try it at least once.
Friday, December 18, 2009
You know, the usual.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
The video was compiled and created by Jason Telmo, the creator of NOYTUBE - another popular Filipino collaboration video.
Friday, December 11, 2009
"Now we share the journey of life's wonders..."
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
I have what some might consider a preppy/sophisticated look. As a petite guy (5'6"), I stay away from bright, loud colors and stick to the dark neutrals - brown, black, and navy blue. I also stay away from clothes with too much print or loud graphics on them.
For me, style is all about how you carry yourself, your clothes, and how everything goes together. One of the best style tips I've learned that really helped me is to find a FOCAL POINT in your outfit, whether it's your belt, scarf, or shoes.
Well-chosen accessories are vital to completing the look and are as important as my outfit for the day. A well-maintained leather bag gives a classy touch. Scarfs are also great and should be a staple in anybody's wardrobe. A great hat can also add flavour and personality to your look. I also love cardigans for its versatility. I can dress them down with a pair of jeans or wear them on a more formal occassion.
I see clothes as an investment. There is nothing wrong with spending a bit more on higher quality pieces that will last for a long time. Also, I'm open to having my suits tailored to my perfect size, whenever possible. There is nothing worse than wearing a suit that's a bit too small or a bit too large. It just looks bad.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
BlogTV broadcasts are always fun, especially when I'm REALLY in a good mood. Dex - one of my viewers last night - was feeling a bit under the weather so I thought a little song and dance would help her get better. Whether it helped or not we'll see.
My song of choice:
Barry White's "Just the Way You Are"
If you're reading this at my Facebook page (I synched it with my blog), click here to watch the video.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
I got home from class and realized I had the biggest cowlick ever. Geez...I had this thing sticking out the back of my head the entire day. Who knows how it was there. What's the purpose of cowlicks, anyway? I mean, I think cowlicks are one of those things we don't really need...like lint or nipple hair.
This video is definitely one of my favourite things I ever did on my BlogTV channel - sitting there, trying not to laugh, while my friends make very sexy (and hilarious) noises. The point is to make me laugh. Gosh we had so much fun that night. ^_^
I can watch and listen to this over and over.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
My hopes aren't that high for them. They'll just divorce once (a)He gets a new copy of Monter Hunter; (b)Buys the latest Pokemon gamel or (c) The battery dies out.
Wait, what if he has a PSP, is that like cheating? ^_^
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
If you're Filipino, you know you've seen or heard some of these at some point in your life.
Please share this video to your friends and family as a reminder of how unique (and funny) our culture is. Here's the video link.
If you're reading this on my Facebook page, you can also visit my blog for more entries.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
- People spitting on the street.
- Being late for work/school.
- Being rushed.
- Rude people.
- Forgetting to charge my PSP.
- People who say "I'm bored."
- When my computer slows down or hangs.
- When people don't take me seriously because I look young for my age.
- When I'm asked about my faith or which church I go to.
- Static electricity.
Five Celebrities I Want To Get Stuck With In An Elevator
- Ellen Degeneres
- Conan O'Brien
- Nigella Lawson (British TV Chef)
- Chelsie Hightower (Dancing With The Stars)
- Will Smith
Five Drinks I Drink (other than water)
- Herbal tea
- Any kind of fruit juice
- Frulli (Belgian beer)
- Smirnoff Ice
Five TV Shows I Can Watch All Day
- Dirty Jobs
- Inside The Actors Studio
- Iron Chef
- Ellen Degeneres Show
Most Embarassing Dating Moment
I took this girl out to a fancy restaurant for Valentine's Day. After dinner, I realized I didn't have enough money to pay the bill. She had to call her parents to pay for the meal. With my ego bruised, they offered to drive me home.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
A lot of people who commented on this video questioned whether this is real or not. What do you think? I think it is.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Patulong naman oh. Feeling ko kasi walang nagbabasa ng mga blogs ko. Wawa naman si Johnny. =(
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
(Yeah, that's right, it's the accent. What else could it be?)
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I just read an article at CNN. com about the psychology behind our thirst for fame. I suggest you read it first before continuing. Go ahead. Click it. I'll wait. Come back when you're done.
Done? Okay, let's move on.
I agree with some of the statements made by the experts in the article - that we seek to be a part of a group; in this case, the group of "famous people". We want the attention and the recognition from people, whether we know them or not. It is this kind of mentality that affects a lot of us who are frequent users of the internet. I admit I'm one of those people.
Websites like YouTube, Facebook, and MySpace encourage us to stand out and not be ordinary. It gives us plenty of ways to share what we are doing, eating, reading, cleaning, cooking, and all other kinds of things that happen in our lives. It is so easy now to become instantly famous many of us are willing to do anything to get a little bit of fame.
Even the sudden increase of reality shows is a clear example of society's addiction with instant fame. Every channel I flip to I see at least one reality show. Ordinary people want to be famous. They all want the attention. To be quite honest, it seems a little sad, really.
For some of us, the idea of fame has changed the way we behave. The "Internet Generation" has become nothing more than a mad mob fighting over our attention. People want the "15 minutes" in order to feel good about themselves, in order to be accepted. It is also this constant quest for instant fame that stops us from becoming happy about ourselves. We choose to stand out, to never be ordinary.
Because being ordinary means you're not anything special.
Do you want to be famous? Why? Why not?
In "Johnny's 10" , I'll be talking about (in brief) ten things that are affecting my life right now. I'll be posting more "Johnny's 10" in the future. For now, these are the ten things...
- Intersession week --- Pretty much another name for "one week off" for college students. i have a couple of papers to do for next week but I don't think it should a problem. I'll do them over the weekend.
- OMGPOP.com --- I just got introduced to this free online gaming website. The Flash games there are pretty much rip-offs of well-known titles like Scrabble, Busta Move, Mario Kart, and others. It's highly addicting. My username is "johnnythemind" if you wanna challenge me. Click here to go to the site.
- UFC/MMA --- I never really thought I would ever get into it, but I am. I'm hooked on "The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights". Nothing like good 'ole fashion face bustings.
- Blogging --- Having more free time really motivated me to start doing blogs again. It's a good de-stesser. I'm sure it is for a lot of people too.
- Rain in the Philippines --- We should never forget about what happened. Our old house where my grandparents live was flooded. They're all ok, but the house is pretty much a disaster area. I grew up in that house. I feel sad just thinking about. It's hard when you're far away.
- Winter --- Dreading it. never a fan of the cold weather. A few more weeks and i'll be starting my hibernation again. I hate being cold, I hate snow, and I hate winter. can I just sleep until springtime?
- Dancing with the Stars --- My guilty pleasure right now. I'm still rooting for Mark from Iron Chef. Go Chairman! Allez Cuisine!!!
- Food Network --- Cooking channel here in Canada. I'm getting lots of great ideas. I particularly like the shows "Chef at Home", "Nigella feasts", and "Iron Chef: America". I wish they would show the original Iron Chef from Japan again.
- "Showtime: With Johnny Bautista" --- My small local talk show has hit a major bump. I was told by the studio that, in order for me to do more episodes, I need to find my own sponsors, camera crew, director, staff, editor, and own money to fund the show. They don't have the budget to support it anymore. I'm very disappointed about how everything has turned out. It's virtually impossible for me to come up with all these. I don't know what to do.
- Tea --- I'm a tea lover now. Thanks Anne for the teabags you sent. I'm slowly working on it. I'll finish them all soon.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Meanwhile, in Johnny's blog...
JOHNNY: Look Mon-Mon, we have readers! Someone is actually at the blog reading this! This is so exciting
MON-MON: Wow, this is a shocker. It's been quiet here the last few days. It's nice to finally have some people around here. How you doin' over there? What brings you here? Why don't you just sit back, relax, and enjoy the wonderful, exciting world of Asian Awesome!!!
JOHNNY: Uh, don't you think you're overdoing it just a little? I mean, you don't want to scare away my potential regular readers.
MON-MON: Bah! Listen bud, I'm sure this nice person right here reading the blog doesn't mind. I mean, we gotta have an edge over the other blogs now, right? We gotta be different. We have to stand out. We have to offer them something the other blogs don't have - namely ME.
JOHNNY: I hope to see you again here real soon. Leave a comment on any of the entries and BE SURE TO CLICK THE FOLLOW LINK ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BLOG so that you'll know when I post a new entry. See you on the next post!
Related link: Caramel Mon-Mon
Monday, October 26, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Here is a video clip of popular Filipino stand-up comedian Rex Navarette sharing a story about "packing".
Friday, October 23, 2009
Holy freakin' cholesterol, Batman!
To help promote Microsoft's latest OS in Japan, the company and Burger King have worked together and came up with this ridiculously dangerous-looking burger -- the Windows 7 Whopper. Seven patties. Wow.
The burger is sold for 777 Yen (get it?). About 8 USD. Only the first 30 customers can get to enjoy this big, juicy, artery-destroying monstrosity.
Oh, for all you nutrition fanatics out there who are wondering: it has over 2000 calories.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Shibaten was my very first guest on my local cable talk show here in Toronto. We taped an episode back in May and he shared with us his experiences travelling and performing all over the world. Below is his performance for the show:
To know more about this great artist, visit his official website.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Dr. Phil has invited Dr. Seuss over for lunch at a local coffee shop. The scene opens with Dr. Seuss having a bit of a “pastry” issue.
Dr. Seuss: Which one should I have, which one indeed, the
blueberry scone or the lemon poppy seed?
Dr. Phil: Will you stop riding the cow around the barn like a little boy who lost his mommy. You can have both for all I care!
Dr. Seuss: Oh no my bald friend, I cannot do that. My tummy
will ache, and I will get fat.
coming out of the closet and want to marry me?
things, I just can’t omit. It’s hard, it’s easy, it cannot be explained. Love
can be lost, but also regained.
Dr. Phil: That doesn’t make any sense at all.
Dr. Seuss: Oh patience my child, allow me to explain. It’s
really quite simple; you don’t need a big brain. Love is a handshake, love is a
kiss, love is an embrace no one should ever miss. It is the touch of someone
whom you hold dear. It surrounds us all; it is there, it is here.
Dr. Phil: It is there? It is here? You mean Love is everywhere?
Dr. Seuss: Joy to the heavens, you finally understand! Your
mind has been freed from love quicksand!
me take another bite, into my mouth I feed!
said it so well, I commend you, I cheer. But love is also found in all things
big and small - from the tiniest snowflake to the highest waterfall. These
things make us wonder, in amazement, and in awe; sometimes we don’t believe some
of the things we just saw. This is what love is, allow me to explain: love is a
memory, its essence we retain.
Dr. Phil: Um, I’m not quite sure I follow. You’re not making any sense, you know.
tastes so good, yet still healthy. As I slowly chew, a smile now appears. My
tummy is now full; can you not hear its cheers? In that brief moment, my needs
have been met, I no longer starve, I no longer fret. The love from the scone has
been given to me. Look at my face, and see that I’m happy.
Dr. Suess: Love can be different, to you and to me; but the
truth has been revealed, you were agreeing with me. You say love is a gift, it
makes us feel great. It makes us feel special, when it comes from our mate. The
same can be said, I say to you now, whenever we see a kitten as it softly says
“meow”. We feel a sense of wonder, a sense of joy in our heart. The memory of
the meow will never ever depart. Love is a wonder, it comes in many forms; it
embraces us all, our cold lives it slowly warms.
Dr. Phil: So what is love then?
Dr. Seuss: We need to look deeper, as we describe what love
means. Love is everyone and everything, and anything in between. You are love, I
am love, that is love, and this is love.
Dr. Seuss: Oh yes indeed, that’s exactly what I said. I‘m
sure you’ll remember; you do have a big head. I told you what love is, but let
me leave you with one more. I should have said this, much earlier before. Love
is one of those things one can never clearly explain; you can’t limit it to a
definition, it doesn’t even need a name. All you need to know is that love is
just there. It is in all of us. It is simply everywhere.
Dr. Phil: Geez, you should have just said that from the start!