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My Take On The Truth About Love

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For children, love is a feeling; for adults, love is a decision. ~Orson Scott Card

Love. We all know how powerful it is. It can make a physically strong person weak at the knees; make an intelligent person act like a fool; make a non-believer into a believer, and make the cautious fall into this greatest con in all the history of mankind.

“My heart is breaking for my sister and the con that she call “love”…” (from Some Nights by Fun.)

When we were just a child, we believe in everything that our elders and parents tell us. They say that love is a feeling and it comes from the heart. And when you feel it, you say it, “I love you, mommy…I love you, daddy…I love you, puppy…I love you, teddy bear.”

As we grow older, our views about love become unstable and blurry; especially when you have experienced some unrequited love, rejections and ‘heartbreaks.’ Quick question, why do they call it a ‘heartbreak’ when truth is your heart is still intact inside of you protected by your strong ribcage? Indulge me with your answers. I’m sure most of you will state the pain that it causes inside your chest, where your fist-sized heart is located. It’s like ripping your heart into pieces. Yeah, I’ve had my share of ‘heartbreaks’, too.

Now, as an adult, we somehow have learned from our experiences (or so we think that we did.) We use our ‘brains’ now before we ‘fall in love.’ We think. We analyze; sometimes over-analyze. And we weigh every aspect, every little detail, every pros vs. cons and we shall not give in until we have found enough evidence that this so-called love will work this time. Like I’ve said earlier, love can make a fool out of an intelligent and seasoned person. Most powerful thing in the world, right?

But for me, when you are happy with that person that you think you are ‘in love’ with then just let go and fall. Just be sure that he/she is there to catch you. (Still using our brains, aren’t we? LOL)

So, what is the truth about love? You decide.

P. S. Sharing you this lyric video of P!nk’s The Truth About Love:


The Big Reveal On The Morning Rush With Chico And Delamar!

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Yesterday, my Twitter timeline was flooded by tweet guesses as to what is this big news that Delle was talking about on her Facebook account. This Facebook status came out after we’ve all read an article about the Top 10 Prettiest Female DJs. And then she retweeted a lot of these guesses about the big news, some of them about Chico and Delle joining reality TV shows, TV guestings, having their own TV programs, releasing a new album, wedding proposals, getting married, getting pregnant, etc. And this anticipation of knowing intensified more when Chico gave 5 clues about this “big reveal.”

And if until now you do not know all about it yet, where the F have you been hiding?! This big reveal even reached other local radio stations and news websites. Okay, fine, read this article from GMA News.

So there you have it…Delle is pregnant, 9 weeks on the way…Okay, I’ll give you more time to get over it, scream your lungs out, cry, cuss, get bitter or whatever, because we definitely needed more time to recover. LOL Now I know what’s the next question that’s gonna linger inside your mind, “Who’s the lucky guy?” If you say it’s Chico, then Delle would answer you, “That is so 90s!” But if you really are a fan and a follower of this duo, then I’m pretty sure you already have an idea who he is…A lucky guy from the long list of sperm donors! JOKE! (patay ako kay Delle nito…)

Oh, Delle, you have broken too many hearts today, hearts of thousands (or even millions) of men who are fantasizing about you every single day! LOL So there should be a list of Top 10 Sexy Mommas, and you’re definitely one of ’em, you sexy Delamama, you!

Of course, we are all happy and supportive of this big reveal…Congratulatory remarks aren’t really enough to express our joy for this upcoming bundle of joy! And with this big news, I’m sure a lot of Rushers will now join the mini-EB this last Saturday of March! LOL I think this upcoming 15th TMR Anniversary Grand EB/Tea Party on July will also become Delle’s Baby Shower! Bongga, di ba? Wooohooo! See you all there! 😉

Look at her latest profile picture, she’s blooming! We love you, Delle! 🙂

Hear all about the BIG REVEAL here: cdtop10

Movie Trailers of the Twilight Series…

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New Moon:


Breaking Dawn: COMING SOON!

The Only Exception by Paramore

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First time I heard this song, it caught me…and I’m falling in love all over again! Yiheee! Enjoy the song!

I just hope I can watch the Paramore Concert here in Manila! 🙂

The Only Exception

verse 1:

when i was younger i saw
my daddy cry
and curse at the wind
he broke his own heart
and I watched
as he tried to reassemble it
and my momma swore
that she would
never let herself forget
and that was the day that I promised
I’d never sing of love
if it does not exist


you are the only exception
you are the only exception
you are the only exception
you are the only exception

verse 2:

maybe i know somewhere
deep in my soul
that love never lasts
and we’ve got to find other ways
to make it alone
keep a straight face
and i’ve always lived like this, keeping it comfortable, distance
and up until now i had sworn to myself that I’m content with loneliness
because none of it was ever worth the risk


well you are the only exception
you are the only exception
you are the only exception
you are the only exception


i’ve got a tight grip on reality
but i can’t let go of what’s in front of me here
i know you’re leaving in the morning when you wake up leave me with some kind of proof it’s not a dream

oh oh oh


you are the only exception
you are the only exception
you are the only exception
you are the only exception

repeat chorus 1x

and I’m on my way to believing
oh and I’m on my way to believing

Our Lovapalooza Experience 2009

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Valentine’s day…I’ve got it all planned out for us to join this year’s Lovapalooza. I asked my MIL to take care of the kids for that day. I forced my husband to sleep when he got home in the morning that day so that he will not get all sleepy all over again!

We almost joined it last 2007…almost because we were already there, already registered but we didn’t go in…why? I got irritated and just wanted to go home because my husband was sleeping all that time that we were inside the movie theater watching The Holiday, that was before the main “kissing” event of the night. I almost left him inside that theater! Don’t get me wrong, I have told him to sleep early that day but he didn’t and told me that he can last the night if we join the Lovapalooza event. Very disappointing…we were walking away from the area while there were still fireworks up in the sky… 😦

This time he listened, and mostly it went according to plan, though we had a slightly rough start that night we still managed to fully enjoy the experience! First, we had the wrong tickets, we only got the ordinary ones:

lovapalooza tickets

That’s why we didn’t get to meet-up with Pareng Liad and his sister, Eres, at the entrance during the event because they have VIP tickets! We circled around the area as Bamboo was performing to look for a better spot then we found the registration booth for couples where the lady assigned there exchanged our ordinary tickets to VIP ones, we just needed to kiss in front of them and of course we did for more than a second, the lady was stunned. Hahaha… 😀


When we entered the VIP area I am determined to at least reach the middle part so I started pushing my way in holding my husband’s hand tightly…We got a pretty good spot, near one of the cameraman’s post and we’re lucky that the couples near us were all wacky so the cameraman enjoyed taking videos of us waving to the camera! We even got a shot from one of the press people there, he showed us that he took a picture of me and my husband. I have to see that! Hmmm…will it be on print or the website? Oh please, I wanna know! 😉

As some of the couples there are moving out that was when we push our way into the crowd…until we reached almost near the stage! By the time Rico Blanco finished his last song we were already a few couples away from the front bar near the stage! And when the countdown for the kissing event began (with Spongecola singing this year’s theme song, Closer You And I), we got a pretty good place where we can be photographed by the press and be included in the videos! Yeah, even if we do not see those pictures or videos we just wanted that moment to be memorable and be archived in the Lovapalooza history! But I do hope that they will feature this event on MTV Phils. I wanna see! 😀

The Pupil band ended the event with some of their hit songs…Ely Buendia even made an invitation for the Eraserheads Reunion Concert: The Final Set, same venue, on March 7th! Of course we will be there! After the event, we went to meet with Liad and Eres, we planned to have a drink to unwind but unfortunately all “gimik” areas are full of people! So we just ended the night with a little chat inside the Gonuts Donuts store while I’m eating, I got hungry!

For me, this is the best Valentine’s Day so far…I hope that this will not be the last and the next year’s celebration will be equally beautiful, romantic and satisfying. Can’t wait! 😀

For more pictures of this event, please visit my MULTIPLY account. 😉


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Why titled Twilight Soup? Because this blog is a collection of some of the Twilight inspired comments and quotes…found these from the Multiply account of the Twilighters…enjoy! 😉

Soup Number 1:


A normal guy would say: “I love you Baby!”
Edward Cullen would say: “You are my life now.”

Normal Guy would say: “I think I am falling for you.”
Edward Cullen would say: “The Lion fell in Love with the Lamb”

Normal Guy would say: “You hair looks like a haystack; go brush it!”
Edward Cullen would say: “Your hair looks like a haystack… but I like it.”

A normal guy would pick a random song from a random artist and dedicate it to you.
Edward Cullen would sing you a song he wrote for you while playing the piano.

If you die, a normal guy would find another.
If you die, Edward Cullen would kill himself because life without you isn’t worth living.

(“Well, I wasn’t going to live without you..” He rolled his eyes as if that fact were childishly obvious. “..but I wasn’t sure how to do it. I knew Emmet and Jasper would never help so I was thinking maybe I would go to Italy and do something to provoke the Volturi.”)

As you leave the house, a normal guy would say: “Bye, see ya!”
As you leave the house Edward Cullen would say: “Come back to me, love.”

(He smiled my favorite smile. “Hurry back to me.”

As you come back home, a normal guy would be watching TV and wouldn’t even notice.
As you come back home, Edward Cullen would be welcoming you by playing the piano with a song just for you.

(“I heard the music before I was out of the car. Edward hadn’t touched his piano since the night Alice left. Now, as I shut the door, I heard the song morph through a bridge and change into my lullaby. Edward was welcoming me home.’)

A normal guy would wait for you to make him breakfast.
Edward Cullen would make you breakfast everyday.

While you are both out for dinner, a normal guy wouldn’t keep his eyes off the sexy waitress.
Edward Cullen wouldn’t even notice the waitress was a female.

A normal guy, while driving, would keep one hand on the wheel and one hand on the radio.
Edward Cullen, while driving, would keep one hand on the wheel and the other attached to yours.

While far apart in different places, a normal guy would say: “I miss you.”
While far apart in different places, Edward Cullen would say: “It’s like you’ve taken half myself with you”

A normal guy wouldn’t care or notice if you had nightmares.
Edward Cullen would sing until your nightmares went away.

(“Do you want me to sing to you? I’ll sing all night if it will keep the bad dreams away.”)

A normal guy does it with everyone.
Edward Cullen only does it with one.

A normal guy buys you flowers and chocolates.
Edward Cullen buys you a car.


Soup Number 2:

This one is a link of 28 Reasons That ‘Twilight the Movie’ is Better Than ‘Twilight the Book’ :

I have nothing against the novel nor the movie because both of them I enjoyed, but I can’t help but laugh in this very entertaining slideshow comparing the two! 😀

Soup Number 3:

I saw this link about a petition for the continuation of Midnight Sun (Edward’s Point of View of Twilight). If you’re interested to participate in this petition like I did, because I want to read it all-it’s much more interesting than Bella’s story of Twilight, click this link:

Soup Number 4:

Okay, before I watched the Twilight movie I already have this idea that it will not fit all of the key scenes and turning points from the novel. But when I saw the movie, though I pretty much enjoyed it, there are a number of very important key points that were omitted and I know that it will badly affect the next movie which is New Moon or even the next sequels of the movie until Breaking Dawn. These key points were also discussed between me and my friends who happened to have read all of the novels like I did. And when I found this link with an article entitled “10 Critical Ways the Twilight Movie Differs from the book”, I totally agree to all of these key points and it felt like what was going on inside my head about these key points were written for me! Here is the link:

And if in your own opinion there are still more key points that were left out, please feel free to post a comment in this blog! Thanks! 😉

Soup Number 5:

Now, this is sooo cute! Definitely in the top 3 of my Twilight collectibles wish list! Tonner Doll Company, makers of fine collectible dolls and accessories, will release a TWILIGHT-inspired, with “maximum posing ability”,  look-alike Bella and Edward dolls! For more information about these amazing dolls, you can visit their website here:


And now here is my Top 3 Twilight Collectibles Wish List: 😉

3. the complete box set of hardbound Twilight novels

twilight_saga_collection2. the Bella and Edward dolls


1. an autograph and a lip-to-lip KISS (or a BITE on the neck) from Robert Pattinson! (a girl can dream, right!) 😀


*Photos courtesy of Photobucket, Wikipedia,  Twilight Fansites like Fanpop and Twilight-related websites.

Stephenie Meyer’s TWILIGHT Saga (Warning: Contains Spoilers!)

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If you haven’t read any of the Twilight novels above and are planning to read them in the near future, I firmly suggest that you DO NOT read this blog and browse somewhere else or better yet start reading the novels first. This will contain all of my personal views and comments plus results of my research about all of the 4 books of the Twilight Saga including a few extra. Don’t say that I did not warn you! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK. 😉

I have to admit that I got hooked in this vampire-human love story saga that Stephenie Meyer created. Honestly, I have no idea about it since I’m not very much into reading novels (I easily get bored) and I’m not familiar with the author. I just saw a small article about the release of the last novel, Breaking Dawn, in the promotional brochure by Powerbooks that I received and I got intrigued by the book cover and the synopsis.

When I heard a news about the latest movie of Harry Potter (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) being moved from it’s original release of November 21, 2008 to next year to give way to the release of Twilight the Movie (apparently the same release date) I got really more intrigued as to how and why this movie which is also an adaptation of the novel Twilight got Harry Potter be moved!

I’ve asked some friends and acquaintances of mine who have read the Twilight Series, and they all have the same comment about the book one which is Twilight: The Best Romantic Novel Ever! A guy friend of mine, Joe, who also got intrigued about the novel was also hooked into reading it! I even opened a topic about it on the Rusher’s forum to help me get some convincing comments from other readers and it seems that these novels are very highly recommended! And so I’ve asked around as to how much each book cost (paperback and hard-bound) but I didn’t get any chance to buy me a copy of the first book. I didn’t want to be left out when the movie is released and I don’t have any idea about the novel so I settled for the ebook that was sent to me by Cherry, a friend who really influenced me into reading it (Thank you so much, by the way!).

Oh, and when I saw the movie trailers of Twilight, I am so into reading the novel! Oh well, I confess that when I saw Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen, the vampire from the novel (who also played Cedric Diggory from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) that got me decided that I will watch the movie and read the novel! 😀

And now I give you my opinion about the 4 novels that I have read via ebook only and I can tell you right now that you can never make me read a novel this long using only an ebook and reading it in front of the pc for long hours which is so uncomfortable if it’s not really worth the time!

Book One: TWILIGHT – I’ve read from Stephenie Meyer’s website about how she got the idea of a vampire-human love story, got it from one of her dreams, yes, literally! She dreamt of a dark night with a faint character of a human woman and a handsome vampire confessing their love for each other. Who would have thought that this dream of hers will bring her a lot of fortune afterward! And indeed, I agree with everyone who have read this novel, it is indeed the most romantic love story I have ever read in my whole life (or existence 😉 ), the way the author described the characters, their emotions, their conversations, the development of the love affair and the twists and turns of the story were just so great! This novel were told from Bella Swan’s perspective though and so it is a female’s view of what happened. There is another novel that I hope will be out soon when the author feels like finishing it, Midnight Sun, which is written from Edward Cullen’s perspective. I have read it’s partial draft (a PDF file that can be downloaded from the website) and I must say that it is more interesting to see, hear and feel Edward’s side of the story of the Twilight. While I’m reading Midnight Sun I also opened the Twilight to compare and relate each side of their story, like their First Sight of each other, what really is happening to Edward when she first got a sniff of Bella’s blood, etc. I’ve also read some of the outtakes from Twilight (outtake – part of the novel that was removed by the editors) where you will know Alice’s character more and some details about the Prom night.

Book Two: NEW MOON – Okay, to be honest, I got so depressed by this novel to a point that I wanted it finished as soon as possible to make me get over it quickly! I didn’t even go online to chat with my friends for two days until I’ve really finished the novel and get to the part where Bella and Edward are reunited in the end. I hate the part where Edward left Bella without anything to hold on to, well of course I have been there and I didn’t want that feeling back that’s why I hated that part. I can’t really say that I like the part about her “friendship” with Jacob Black (who turned out to be a ‘werewolf’, the only enemy of the vampires) but then I realized that it is necessary to the story and it really helped Bella to become human again and not be a zombie anymore! The only part of the novel that got me excited was when Bella and Alice were on their way to Italy to rescue Edward from his suicide attempt because of a BIG misunderstanding. Alice saw in her “vision” that Bella jump off a cliff but didn’t see Jacob rescuing her so she thought that Bella died. Then Rosalie told Edward that Bella is dead and then Edward called Charlie pretending to be Carlisle to ask about Bella but Jacob was the one who answered the phone since he stopped Bella from answering it and told “Carlisle” that Charlie is in a funeral which is true but it’s a funeral of his friend who died but then Edward thought that it was Bella’s funeral so he went to the Volturi in Italy to provoke them into killing him! Of course, Bella was just in the nick of time to rescue Edward from his stupidity and so the story ended with a dilemma of choosing between her special friendship with Jacob or her undying love for Edward. And the problem with the Volturi checking on her if she has become a vampire or maybe dead and the pursuit of Victoria to kill Bella. And of course, the marriage proposal of Edward which Bella accepted, actually it’s a compromise to make her a vampire by Edward after the wedding. A nice way to end a novel, huh? 😀

Book Three: ECLIPSE – This is where the legends about the Quileute tribe were elaborated and the real story behind the change of their human form into that of a ‘wolf’ and of course how they got to be the ‘worthy’ enemies of the vampires. Here in this novel where the love triangle dilemma between Edward, Bella and Jacob have been highlighted especially in that scene where they go camping in the snowy mountains where Jacob is the only one suited to ‘warm up’ Bella and Edward couldn’t do anything about it, the Cullen family with an alliance with the ‘werewolves’ to fight against Victoria’s coven of newborn vampires and the elaborate fight scene between Edward and Victoria and also between Seth (a new ‘werewolf’) and Riley (Victoria’s ‘partner’). And also here is where Bella told Edward that she wanted him to ‘make love’ with her in her human state before turning her into a vampire, the last human experinece as she calls it! Bella’s engagement ring was also introduced here, mind you that they really made a ring exactly as the author described it in the novel and now being sold in Twilight Teez ranging from $59-$2,199. Oh and also Bella’s bracelet with a carved wolf and a crystal heart (turned out to be a diamond) charms attached to it. And this I really hate, in the eleventh hour of the novel, the part where Bella kissed Jacob and realized that she’s ‘in love’ with Jacob! I mean what’s up with that? How can you be ‘in love’ with someone else while you are so deeply and madly in love with someone? For me, that never really happened! You have to be falling out of love with someone before you realize that you are ‘in love’ with another person. Oh well, the author needed something to keep the spice of the story so I forgive that! And so this novel ended with a preparation to Bella and Edward’s wedding.

Book Four: BREAKING DAWN – A new car for Bella, a Mercedes Guardian, her “before” car and a Ferrari F430 for her “after” car. Very nice! So this is where you will witness their wedding, their honeymoon (yes, a real honeymoon while Bella’s still a human) and her “fast forward” pregnancy! Yes, she and Edward had an immortal half-human half-vampire child, Renesmee Carlie aka Nessie, who grew up so fast inside her mom’s belly and grew a lot faster when she was born! Imagine that in no more than 3 years after her birth she will be an adult already! And this child became the reason for the Volturi to visit and punish the Cullen Family for the “news” of creating an immortal child which is very much a taboo. Also, after giving birth to her daughter, Bella almost died until she was changed to become a vampire because of Edward’s ingenuity of injecting his “vampire venom” directly into Bella’s weak beating heart. But Bella isn’t really an average newborn vampire here who doesn’t know how to control herself, she was very remarkable indeed and even Jasper couldn’t believe it! The cover of the novel where you can see two chess pieces, a Queen and a Pawn in the background, showed the big difference of the old Bella and the new Bella. Here is where you will know what “super power” Bella has and how she used it against the Volturi, of course with the help of some of their vampire friends who were preaparing for a battle against the Volturi army. And I was surprised by the turn of events where Jacob imprinted on Renesmee so he’s now a member of Bella’s family (which makes her Jacob’s mother-in-law…)! First, a vampire and a human, and now a half-human half-vampire and a ‘werewolf’ (which later on called the ‘shape-shifter’ and not actually a werewolf)! What an odd pair! Anyways, I love the ending of this saga, though I wished that it had a blood bath but of course it’s not really that necessary to the story, but I really want to know how all of those vampires and ‘shape-shifters’ will fight the Volturi army with Bella as their SHIELD! Oh well, still we have a very happy ending indeed! An eternity of love and making love between Bella and Edward! 😀

Before I end this blog, I want to share with you the composition made by Edward for Bella, titled “Bella’s Lullaby”…Enjoy!

Bella’s Lullaby – Twilight OST