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!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
I uploaded this video on YouTube a few months ago, split into 2 parts. However, I found out that Part 2 was recently muted due to that copyright issue. I was so upset.
So what's a frustrated angry guy to do?
Re-upload it here, of course! ^_^ v
How the video came about:
I had this idea of compiling a few of my favourite Filipino songs and lypsynching to it. After playing around with my webcam and discovering its features and effects, I then decided to not only lypsynch the songs but also dance to it.
As you may know, the idea was inspired by the legendary YouTube hit Evolution of Dance. The whole video - from recording to editing - took about half a day to do.
This is my favourite of all the videos I've done so far. It may sound silly and egotistical, but I actually still watch this from time to time.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
I found this video on HOW DONUTS ARE MADE:
What's your favourite kind of donut?
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Hi johnny, Sending you this vid. Zaq saw your video when I was watching it. We were on the way to his school when the song played on the radio and started dancing like you. Natuwa ako so I took a short video of him and sending to you. Enjoy!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Just watched Shakira's special live performance on "Dancing With The Stars" - my latest guilty pleasure. For those of you who are following the show, I'm rooting for Mark (from Iron Chef) and Kelly Osbourne.
Monday, October 12, 2009
It's Thanksgiving Day here in Canada.
To celebrate, me and my sidekick Mon-Mon* will perform for you.
Tell the turkeys we said hi.
*"Mon-Mon" was a gift from an ex-girlfriend. It's so cute and adorable I just didn't have the heart to throw it out. I now use Mon-Mon as part of my blogging.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Lauren's a regular viewer at my BlogTV channel and sometimes we have crazy video chats using Skype.
As you can see - she's very very adorable. I just love her. Hehe. ^_^ v
Saturday, October 10, 2009
FAMILY GUY - Stewie speaking Tagalog
An episode of Family Guy featured a gay Filipino character. This deleted scene was included in the DVD boxset.
THE ROCK - Cursing Angry Chef
I first saw this film years back with my dad and brothers. We all screamed in delight when we heard the guy yell. A shame how the subtitle says "Speaking Japanese".
SKITTLES TV Ad
Here's something unique: a Filipino actually speaking Tagalog in a TV commercial shown in America.
American Tara Lynn Smith singing "Hawak Kamay"
Cute girl singing Tagalog is always very very cute. ^_^ v
Isiak Holiday Jr. singing "Sana Maulit Muli"
Friday, October 9, 2009
A video I recorded for my BlogTV Channel right before I left for the party.
So...what are YOU gonna be dressed as this Halloween?
I think I need a new poster for my wall. Not that I'm getting tired of Marylin Monroe, I just think that maybe my room needs some Asian lovelies to spruce things up.
Maybe I'll get a poster of Japanese model/actress Misaki Ito. I've had a crush on her ever since I saw the Japanese drama DENSHA OTOKO. Highly recommended series. Makes you believe that even nerds and geeks can get the pretty girl.
Very cute moment alert!
Do you have any posters on your wall?
Thursday, October 8, 2009
You won't see a lot of "serious" topics here on the blog, but this is one of those few exceptions.