Friday, July 4, 2008

> viagra in your soda

on the first day of july, an email from a cousin doctor came in, reporting on something i simply couldn't resist sharing with you:

"Pfizer Corp. announced today that Viagra will soon be available in liquid form, and will be marketed by Pepsi Cola as a power beverage suitable for use as a mixer. It will now be possible for a man to literally pour himself a stiff one. Obviously, we can no longer call this a soft drink, and it gives new meaning to the names of 'cocktails', 'highballs' and just a good old-fashioned 'stiff drink'. Pepsi will market the new concoction by the name of: MOUNT & DO!

"Thought for the day: There is more money being spent on breast implants and Viagra today than on Alzheimer's research. This means that by 2040, there should be a large elderly population with perky boobs and huge erections and absolutely no recollection of what to do with them. If you don't sent this to five old friends right away, there will be five fewer people laughing in the world!"

well, how's that after a looooong vacation from blogging!!!

keep smiling and laughing. :-)

Saturday, April 5, 2008

> first pregnant man, could he be half-filipino?

"pregnant man" made headline news recently, eventually grabbing the number 1 spot of top yahoo searches.

people reacted and dismissed the pregnant man to be an april fool's day joke. some said he was a hoax out to monetize his unique condition of "infanticipation".

but the world's first pregnant man, thomas beatie, has proven via oprah's show that he is for real.

thomas beatie, 34 from oregon (usa) and married to nancy, declared: I am transgender, legally male, and legally married to Nancy.... (read more at the huffington post, one of the first sources of the news, and yahoo news where i first read the story.) before tranferring to oregon, he actively advocated gay rights in hawaii.

but it seems thomas is not the first man to get pregnant. reports a certain matt rice who sired a son in 1999.

but what really intrigued and triggered me to stop my housework this saturday morning, do some investigation and write this post is thomas beatie's origins, photos and former name.

he was born and raised in hawaii where citizens/migrants of filipino ancestry are a-plenty. he definitely looks asian. his original legal name is tracy lagondino which sounds very filipino.

i flipped the pages of our philippine phone directory. there is no lagondino. but there are 3 listed as lagundino.

the first minute of the first of the 5 part video of oprah's interview confirms that his father is asian. could he be a half-filipino?

watch the rest of the interview:
video 2/5
video 3/5
video 4/5
video 5/5

oprah described thomas' choice as "a new definition of what diversity means for everybody." thomas declared at oprah's show: "Love makes a family. That's all that matters."

often times, i would say how i wish man and woman were created with the same ability to impregnate and get pregnant. both can have the option to decide on "who will get pregnant this time?". thus both can experience how to breastfeed and care for the baby besides gaining weight, getting those stretchmarks all over the belly, having pre- and post natal blues, being perceived as unsexy etcetera, etcetera, ad nauseum. if that were so, we MIGHT have more balanced and harmonious man-woman relationships and thus happier marriages.

what d'ya think?

(blogger's note: yesterday, i got a comment on this post saying the filipino channel reported thomas is a filipino. this monday morning, i saw the abs-cbn north america bureau news in the network's local channel in manila, reporting that wife nancy confirmed that thomas' father is indeed a filipino. nancy refused to name the father and reveal what part of the philippines he is from. -- 4/7/08)

Saturday, March 29, 2008

> today, 8 to 9pm, earth hour

let the light of love for mother earth shine as we turn the lights off at 8pm!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

> problogger: are you one? take the test

this morning, i checked out luilakbayera's neighborhood blog posts in blogcatalog. and look, what i discovered -- a problogger test. thanks to duckeldanny.


i took the test. and lo and behold! whoa! poor me, i scored only 30%. a long, long way to go to be considered a problogger if the test is an accurate basis.

but test or no test, i admit i am not a problogger nor am i yet a competent blogger. but i'm learning. :)

Saturday, March 22, 2008

> LIGHTS OFF on earth hour 2008, 8pm, march 29

"Turning the lights off for Earth Hour is a great first step, but if you really want to "see a difference, then make Earth Hour part of your everyday life."
read more here. you may also want to sign up for earth hour here.