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FHM Philippines bares Top 10 Filipina in FHM 100 World’s Sexiest Women of 2013

FHM Magazine known to be top in adult reading material in the Philippine had just bared their unofficial list of Top 10 Filipina World sexiest Women for the year 2013.  These women include Marian Rivera  who is in Number 1 place in has been dominating the top position for the past weeks.  Others are:

  • Sam Pinto in Number 2
  • Angel Locsin in Number 3
  • Solenn Heusaff in Number 4
  • Jennylyn Mercado in Number 5
  • Anne Curtis in Number 6
  • Cristine Reyes in Number 7
  • Heart Evangelista in Number 8
  • Ellen Adarna in Number 9
  • Empress Schuck in Number 10.

This partial result becomes eye-catching for FHM readers and for sure this will be followed by most readers until the final result goes out.  To those mentioned candidates, goodluck Ladies! 🙂

REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD EXPLORE PHILIPPINES

Explore Philippines

 

While it is indeed amazing to go around the world to see the greatness of mother earth, it is a fact that traveling is an expensive interest. People who travel most are likely to be business men, entertainers, athletes and on careers that require them to have a trip every now and then. In those times, very few of them can mix pleasure with work. Lucky are those who fuse traveling and working like those people in media or travelogue magazine that features places and their interest. But still, it can be still considered as working.

At 42, I consider myself fortunate enough to travel on intervals school is off or my hubby would bring us along in his business trip locally. Who can’t refuse, right?  On those, sprees we had I still think through myself an outlandish to our own country. Why? Because there are still places in which I find remarkable than other countries have. Our country is rich in natural resources, scenic views, gorgeous history, sumptuous food and great beaches not to mention the undeniable warmth our “kababayan” extend.

Here are places that can make your break unforgettable.

The Wondrous Palawan

Aside from the fact that it is the largest province in the country, the Puerto Princesa’s Subterranean River has been recently concluded as one of the 7 Wonders of the World. Palawan is very rich in natural resources. It has 15 lakes, 42 ponds, 44 water falls, 72 natural springs, 9 mineral springs, 43 streams, and 165 creeks identified as potential sources of water for domestic consumption and irrigation. It has also 8 of the 11 amphibians endemic to the Philippines are found only in Palawan. Indeed, a wondrous place to visit!

Romantic Bohol

Bohol is one of the most visited places in our country. It has been quoted and chosen by couples as a place to spend passionately. Its main attraction is the Chocolate Hills that captivates tourist by its mystery and charm. Bohol is also the home of the tarsier, the big-eyed insect insect-eating primate whose size is smaller than one’s fist. Scientists regard the tarsier as the oldest mammal now inhabiting the earth. I may say that mother earth has a lot more to offer than just pleasure and thrill.

Surprisingly Tagaytay

While most of the people in the city crave for some cold breeze environment and gearing up for uphill places such as Baguio and the Mountain Provinces, Tagaytay is their redeemer. Why not? If you’re living in Manila, Tagaytay is just a few hours to reach and few minutes from nearby cities. Aside from short travel, you can go there using various alternate routes to avoid road traffic. Cold wind breeze, copious restaurants and aromatic coffee shops, the sightseeing of the famous TAAL volcano is breathtaking.  🙂 Hotels are quite numerous as well and choosing an affordable place to stay is not a difficult task.

Cultures in Cebu

Known to Filipinos as the “Queen City of South”; It is also the seat of Christianity and was discovered by the Portuguese Explorer Ferdinand Magellan. To date, Cebu is considered as one of the busiest and improved city of the Philippines. Multi-national companies are continuously investing not to mention that Cebu also is the home of call center industry as locals are good in English language. Recently, a good number of Koreans are migrating there. Moreover, Cebu offers white-sand beaches such as the like of Boracay. There are also five star hotels to choose from and entertainment places are all over the place. It’s a city more than a province.

Boracay at its Best

Night life, Parties, Dancing, Island Hopping, Sailing and Windsurfing, Hot Spots.  It is BORACAY at its best. Before becoming a Mecca for beach-lovers the World over, Boracay was solely inhabited by the Ati tribe. Now, Boracay holds the title as one of the spectacular island comparable to Bali of Indonesia and the Phuket of Thailand. With its powder-like form sand and charming coast, thousands of foreigner around the world are whooshing to appreciate this God-given gift to us, Filipinos.

Our country is such a wonderful place to explore. And if someone if someone asks me which country I can recommend for? I would still say, join me as I discover my homeland.

 

Pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Pope Francis I): The first Latin American Pope

The First Latin Amrican Pope

Pope Francis I (pronunciation: /ˈfrænsɨs/, /ˈfrɑːnsɨs/; Latin: Papa Franciscus Primus [franˈtʃiskus]; Italian: Papa Francesco Primo; born Jorge Mario Bergoglio[a] on 17 December 1936) is the 266th[2][3] and current pope of the Catholic Church, elected on 13 March 2013. In that role, he is both the leader of the Catholic Church and sovereign ruler of the Vatican City State. From 1998 until his election as pope, he served as the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, and was made a cardinal in 2001 by Pope John Paul II.

Francis is the first Jesuit and the first from the Americas to be elected Pope. He is the first non-European pope since Syrian-born Pope Gregory III, who died in 741.- Wikipedia France

To the 1.2 Billion Catholics worldwide, having a new leader is an enormous liberation. It has obliterated negative impact from the recent resignation of Pope Benedict XVI raising some negative issues and concerns on Catholic Church.

Pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio, his real name, is known for being humble and is raised in a modest family being a son of a railroad worker. He is also compared to previous Pope John Paul II for being “conservative at the level of doctrine, and progressive on social issues”. As archbishop, it is said that he chooses to live a simple life living in an apartment rather than having a luxurious residence. He also travels by bus. His lifestyle is temperate and serious but wears a very pleasant personality and remains accessible to people.

Being a catholic myself, I am praying and hoping that Pope Francis I can extend and devote more of his time on important issues on Catholic Church. I hope he can travel further and reach out to people, Catholic or non-Catholics and truly impart to the world the real essence of Papacy.

Pope Francis I: our prayers are with you!

Lazaro Arbos; the next 2013 American Idol?

Blessing from God!

From beautiful country singer, handsome balladeer to a well-known rock star, American Idol has showcased divergent individuals with astounding talent when it comes to singing. AI winner has been envied by many and idolized by realm. For America, AI is the way to stardom.

It has been years now that I follow AI. But season 12 for me is quite remarkable. I am being startled and touched by one hopeful contestant that I find unique and admirable. He’s name is Lazaro Arbos.  Originated from Cuba but now living with his parents in Naples, Florida. Yes, Lazaro Arbos can sing well. In fact, he’s very good at it. But this is not the reason I find him admirable.  Ironically, Lazaro has severe speech impediment. But amidst having this kind of condition, he pursues his dream by joining American Idol and now on his way up to recognition.

I hope fans from all over can extend their votes to this gifted individual. Truly, a living example of I.N.S.P.I.R.A.T.I.O.N

To Lazaro Arbos, you are now a GLOBAL IDOL!

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It’s the LOVER not the LOVE….

love song

“It’s the lover not the love who broke your heart last night; it’s the lover not the love that didn’t work out right. So if you listen to your heart; you know it’s true; it’s the lover not the love who deserted you.”

Remember these lines from a song?  They say that being in-love is the sweetest feeling anybody could have.  Heart beats faster than the usual speed. You feel happier ten times the normal state. You can see rainbow even it doesn’t rain. There’s a magical feeling of simply being together.  At times, you can do things beyond your limits. Impossible becomes conceivable.  Right can be wrong and mistake can be right. You are being oblivious of important issues that need your attention the most as all you look forward to see that special someone who makes your existence full. Oh LOVE!  🙂  Who doesn’t want to feel it, embrace it, and indulge in it?

But what if the person you showered with love suddenly turn her/his back on you? Your world trembles. Hopes vanish. Loneliness creeps in. You swiftly become the person in your nightmare that you won’t want to be.  You want revenge; you want to hurt the same person whom you pledge you’ll be spending the rest of your life with. You try to find answers behind those questions unanswerable.  And in some point if your life, you unable to find reason to fall in LOVE again.

Unhappy, miserable, rejected, ill-fated; these are outlooks a person transmit when wounded.

Then you stop and began to realize. Every person will come to culmination; a point where you stand and walk forward. It is called moving on. To others it may be sooner. To some it will come later.

Then you will start pin your ears back to your heart once more. You will smile, get excited on meeting someone new, and will just shrug your shoulders every time you reminisce the past. You will become hopeless romantic all over again.

Because just like in the lyrics of the song; A heart in love can lose it is true. Don’t give up in time to find, the one who’s right will come to you. It’s the LOVER not the LOVE who deserted you.

Lyrics | Tiffany lyricsIt’s The Lover lyrics

Happy love month every- JUAN! 🙂