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Didi Benami gracefully releases debut single “Gasoline” {5.23.2012}
comment 1 Comment May 25, 2012 – 1:47 am

Who: Singer Songwriter Didi Benami

What: The dark, exquisite brand new song, “Gasoline”

Where: now available on iTunes and Amazon as digital downloads.

When: release date, May 23rd, 2012

Music collaboration: Co-writers Justin Gray and Chris Seefried

Didi is recently heard on: Keaton Simon’s track “If I Hadn’t Forgotten”

Why you should buy: “There is a longing tenderness in Didi Benami’s voice that is both intriguing and appealing. This is a bittersweet heartbreak song. Neither mushy nor sappy, just right. Juxtaposed with the nostalgic sound are the lyrics confronting a relationship that is in limbo. While the theme may be edgy, the track is easy on the ears, could very well play on repeat or mixed in your favorite playlist. Didi is a star! Her artistry and dedication to her craft is inspiring. It is palpable in this song!” via Amazon

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“The Bourne Legacy” in a 45-day shoot in the Philippines; Film release set for Summer 2012
comment 3 Comments January 30, 2012 – 2:25 am

The hit franchise known for trotting around the globe, from France and Italy to India and Morocco, is adding a new location to its roster: the Philippines. Universal Pictures’ “The Bourne Legacy,” the fourth movie based on the Robert Ludlum novels, started filming in Manila, the country’s capital, two weeks ago.

Scheduled to be released in theaters Aug. 3, the latest installment in the spy series was written and is being directed by Tony Gilroy — who penned the first three films -– and will be the first without Matt Damon playing the title role. Bourne is not a character in the new movie. Jeremy Renner, instead, will portray an agent in the same line of business as Bourne, with Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton co-starring.

The production, which has a budget of more than $100 million, will spend about 45 days in the Philippines. Scenes have already been shot in New York and Alberta, Canada, since filming began last September.

via Los Angeles Times by Dima Alzayat

3 Filipino actors in ‘Bourne Legacy’

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New album from Journey “Eclipse” set for release on May 24th via retail giant Walmart

February 24, 2011 – 4:13 pm

To those wondering and questioning whether Arnel Pineda is still with Journey, here is your solid answer-- Journey announces the upcoming release of its second album with Arnel entitled "Eclipse" due to be out exclusively via Walmart on May ...

Stand up for Pinoy Pride: Thia Megia on American Idol Season 10

January 19, 2011 – 2:21 am

This is a first for American Idol! One of its TV promos, "10 reasons to watch American Idol Season 10" mentions a contestant's name. Incidentally, the name mentioned is that of 16 year old Filipina Thia Megia. She makes it to ...

Philippines’ ram pump project wins 2010 BBC’s World Challenge

January 17, 2011 – 2:35 am

Last month, BBC World News broadcast the final of the World Challenge 10 series. The winner was 'The Only Way is Up', the ram pump project from the Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation (or AIDFI). I called on readers to join me ...

Manny Pacquiao is Unstoppable, dominates Antonio Margarito!

November 14, 2010 – 3:56 am

The best boxer in the world has won once again, as Manny Pacquiao put on a brilliant fighting display, defeating Antonio Margarito in dominant fashion on Saturday night in Dallas. At the outset, it was impossible not to notice the significant ...

Vote for AIDFI Philippines on BBC and Newsweek’s World Challenge 2010- “The Only Way is Up”

November 7, 2010 – 6:07 pm

Now in its sixth year, World Challenge is a global competition aimed at finding projects or small businesses from around the world that have shown enterprise and innovation at a grassroots level. World Challenge is brought to you by BBC ...

Pres Benigno S. Aquino III shuns expensive lunch and settles for New York hotdog, yay or nay?

September 26, 2010 – 4:52 pm

NEW YORK CITY – President Benigno S. Aquino III shuns expensive lunch and instead settles for the cheaper authentic New York hotdog at the corner of Americas Avenue and 45th Street in New York, USA on Thursday (Manila time) Sept. ...

US: Inverted Philippine flag was `honest mistake’

September 26, 2010 – 3:59 pm

NEW YORK CITY – President Benigno Simeon Aquino III, Vietnam President Nguyen Minh Triet and US President Barack Obama in a press conference at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on ...

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Sinigang For the Soul

This is both a mixed bag and a personal blog, not a food blog; although I may talk about food sometimes! :-) I am a Filipina Expat living in the United States. The pages here are random musings of love and hate, rants and raves and anything in between. Sinigang is a metaphor to signify all my favorites in life; all that interests me (or not!).

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