Daniel Day-Lewis won his second Oscar on Sunday for his role as a vicious early 20th century oil entrepreneur in the drama "There Will Be Blood."
Day-Lewis, 50, has swept this year's awards season with a performance that dominates the screen as an ambitious oil explorer with a sadistic streak.
It was the second Oscar best actor win for the London-born actor following his Academy Award for playing a man with cerebral palsy who learns to write and paint with his foot in the 1989 movie "My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown."
He was nominated for an Oscar two other times for "In the Name of the Father" and "Gangs of New York."
Tall, dark and thoughtful, Day-Lewis is known for his intense preparation for his roles. He took four years working on his character with "There Will Be Blood" director Paul Thomas Anderson and has said he could spend 10 years making a movie if a part really interested him.
Day-Lewis has dual Irish and British citizenship. He has three sons, one with French actress Isabelle Adjani and two boys with Rebecca Miller, the daughter of the late U.S. playwright Arthur Miller.
(Reporting by Jill Serjeant, editing by Peter Henderson)
Sunday, February 24, 2008
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - won the Academy Award as best actress for her portrayal of legendary in "La Vie en Rose" to become the first French performer since 1960 to earn an Oscar in the category.
It was the first nomination for Cotillard, who was a favorite coming into Sunday's award show in .
The 32-year-old actress stunned audiences and critics at home and abroad with her physical transformation in the film that traces the life of Piaf, who achieved international fame after being raised by her grandmother in a brothel but saw her life cut short by drug and alcohol abuse.
The win comes just days after Paris-born Cotillard took home the French film industry's coveted Cesar award for best actress for "La Mome," as the Piaf biopic is called in her homeland. She also picked up both a British BAFTA and a Golden Globe for her role.
won the in 1960 for her leading role in "Room at the Top" and was the last French woman to do so, although several others, including and , have been nominated.
In the, Cotillard competed with ("Away From Her"), newcomer ("Juno"), (" ") and ("Elizabeth: The Golden Age").
(Reporting by Lisa Baertlein, editing by Peter Henderson)
The actress created a stir at Saturday night's Spirit Awards when she showed up with partneron her arm and a noticeably pregnant bulge.
Jolie ignored reporters' questions on the awards show carpet, butreported on its Web site that a source close to the couple confirmed that she and Pitt are "thrilled to be adding to their brood."
Pitt's publicist, Cindy Guagenti, declined comment to The Associated Press.
Jolie and Pitt are parents of a 1-year-old daughter, Shiloh, and three children adopted from, and . Their adopted children are Maddox, 6; Pax, 4; and Zahara, 3.
Jolie's appearance helped give a theme to Saturday's Spirit Awards, where the big winner was the teen pregnancy comedy "Juno," taking awards for best independent film, best actress forand best first screenplay for .
Thanks Eds for this one. I had fun!
Wow! I really didn't think I can type 42 words per minute! Back then, I can't even barely reach 30 words per minute. Tuldok system kasi ako eh. Hehehe.
Grab this test now and try it.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Yeah, this is my second time to be sick this year. This time it's viral rhinitis. Oh, I tell you, my nose is all red because of the sneezing and blowing. Along with that is a swollen tonsils with dry cough and fever of 38.5 degrees celcius.
It's been my 3rd day of having this sickness and that means I'm just at home not reporting from work and just watching TV almost the whole day. B-O-R-I-N-G.
Hope I get well soon. Huhuhuhu.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Have you ever played a practical joke on anyone? If so, what did you do and who was your victim?
None, so far.
What do your salt and pepper shakers look like?
Ceramic Egg shaped shakers...cute!
Where is the next place you plan to visit (on vacation or business)?
What kind of lotion or cream do you use to keep your hands from getting too dry?
Bath & Body Works White Tea & Ginger Hand cream
Make up a dessert, tell us its ingredients, and give it a name.
One of my agent's husband is coming home by next week (I don't exactly know what country he's coming from)... What else would a young wife want to be when her husband comes home? Be pretty of course! She had her hair rebonded and now, with the growing numbers of people who are getting eyelash extension, we got curious about this nice trend and wants to try it out. So, as soon as we are logged out from work, we hit the streets of Angeles City and looked for some salons who offers eyelash extension. The thing is, we thought twice of doing it to ourselves because we might ended up looking like a Bading! So we just decided to get our eyelashes permed instead. Not a bad idea, for 2-3 months, our eye lashes are curled up. No need for an eye curler for the mean time.
Here's what we look like during the process of perming...
We looked like dead people. Hahaha.
My friends and I watched Jumper at SM Clark yesterday. How I wish I have power like the one in the movie... where Anywhere is Possible.
Movie: A genetic anomaly allows a young man to teleport himself anywhere. He discovers this gift has existed for centuries and finds himself in a war that has been raging for thousands of years between "Jumpers" and those who have sworn to kill them.
|Starring:||Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Bell, Diane Lane, Max Thieriot|
|Directed by:||Doug Liman|
|Produced by:||Vince Gerardis, Ralph Vicinanza, Stacy Maes|
I can't exactly recall when and how did my Lola started to like Angel Locsin. As far as I remember, it was during the "Mulawin" days when she got loco over this sweet showbiz darling. I tell you, she can almost talk about Angel all through out the day. Just don't say something negative about her star idol because she can debate for life for her. Imagine, she can stay-up in her room the whole day watching her Mulawin DVD's or whatever Angel movies she got there. She is that dedicated to her Super Star. From showbiz magazines, teleseryes such as Lobo, and even the Angel Locsin perfume from Avon (I gave the perfume as a gift to her last Christmas, kunsintidor din ako. heheheh).
Whenever I see and hear celebrity stars thanking their sponsors, I sometimes wonder whether they are being paid to do that or they just get their sponsor's free service for advertising them just by thanking where they get their clothes, make-up and specially their skin care. When they gain weight, Dr. Blah-blah is there. When they want to improve their "future", they thank Dr. Blah-blah.
Since I started gaining weight, I sometimes feel a little sad whenever I see nice clothes which don't fit me or sometimes doesn't look that good on me. If only I have money for liposuction, I would definitely consider doing that. Who wouldn't want a 36-24-34 body figure? In my dreams maybe I will be in that shape. Because I should be having breast augmentation to get a bigger boobies. c",)
Two years ago, I enrolled myself in a gym and I have been religiously doing it almost everyday during that time. End result? I got my ideal weight. 130 lbs., size 30 waist line and a saggy belly. My trainer said that's because I lost alot of fats & weight and I need to make it firm by doing some extra exercises. Talk about lose skin.
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Wish I win the lottery....If I will, I'll get my body contoured in no time. c",)
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
food mob group
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Since it's the month of February and Heart's day is fast approaching, I want to share this article I found on the web.
What is Love?
Romantic love both exhilarates and motivates us. It is also critical to the continuation of our species. Without the attachment of romantic love, we would live in an entirely different society that more closely resembled some (but not all) of those social circles in the animal world. The chemicals that race around in our brain when we're in love serve several purposes, and the primary goal is the continuation of our species. Those chemicals are what make us want to form families and have children. Once we have children, those chemicals change to encourage us to stay together to raise those children. So in a sense, love really is a chemical addiction that occurs to keep us reproducing.
Regardless of the country or culture, romantic love plays an important part. While cultural differences in how that love is displayed vary greatly, the fact that romantic love exists is undisputed.
But let's get down to the nitty gritty. What is it that makes us fall in love with someone in the first place?What Makes us Fall in Love?
We all have a template for the ideal partner buried somewhere in our subconscious. It is this love map that decides which person in that crowded room catches our eye. But how is this template formed?
Many researchers have speculated that we tend to go for members of the opposite sex who remind us of our parents. Some have even found that we tend to be attracted to those who remind us of ourselves. In fact, cognitive psychologist David Perrett, at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, did an experiment in which he morphed a digitized photo of the subject's own face into a face of the opposite sex. Then, he had the subject select from a series of photos which one he or she found most attractive. According to Dr. Perrett, his subjects always preferred the morphed version of their own face (and they didn't recognize it as their own).
Like appearance, we tend to form preferences for those who remind us of our parents (or others close to us through childhood) because of their personality, sense of humor, likes and dislikes, etc.
The debated topic of human pheromones still carries some weight in the field of love research. The word "pheromone" comes from the Greek words pherein and hormone, meaning "excitement carrier".
In the animal world, pheromones are individual scent "prints" found in urine or sweat that dictate sexual behavior and attract the opposite sex. They help animals identify each other and choose a mate with an immune system different enough from their own to ensure healthy offspring. They have a special organ in their noses called the vomeronasal organ (VNO) that detects this odorless chemical.
The existence of human pheromones was discovered in 1986 by scientists at the Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia and its counterpart in France. They found these chemicals in human sweat. A human VNO has also been found in some, but not all, people. Even if the VNO isn't present in all of us -- and may not be working in those who do have it -- there is still evidence that smell is an important aspect of love (note the booming perfume industry). An experiment was conducted where a group of females smelled the unwashed tee shirts of a group of sweaty males, and each had to select the one to whom she was most "attracted." Just like in the animal world, the majority of the females chose a shirt from the male whose immune system was the most different from their own.Believe it or Not... Love as explained in Science.
Oh no, my laziness in me strikes back again! I'm suppose to take my dogs for a walk right at this moment for my daily cardio exercise.
What am I doing? Blogging while watching TV.
Well, I'm kinda sleepy too, maybe because I'm just damn tired from work.
Hmmm, I can smell my dad's cooking here in my room. Smells like we're having Arrozcaldo tonight. Yummy... one of my fave food.
Gotta take a nap first. Hay, tamad talaga.
Monday, February 11, 2008
I'm making the most out of my being in morning shift for a couple of months. As soon as I get home, I just rest for a while then begin my new daily routine.
I'm trying to lose weight. It's one of my New Year's Resolution and still striving hard not to break it. Now that I'm in the morning shift for 3 months, I make it a point that I take my dogs for a walk for some cardiovascular exercise. I make sure that I walk for 30 minutes or more, that's like 2 rounds around our village. Hopefully, I lose weight within 3 months. c",)
Cecil tagged me on this one.
Am I really just up to this level of open-minded? Hmm, I'm not quite sure about this.
|You Are 52% Open Minded|
You are a very open minded person, but you're also well grounded.
Tolerant and flexible, you appreciate most lifestyles and viewpoints.
But you also know where you stand firm, and you can draw that line.
You're open to considering every possibility - but in the end, you stand true to yourself.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Plot Outline: After serving as a bridesmaid 27 times, a young woman (Katharine Heigl) wrestles with the idea of standing by her sister's side as her sibling marries the man she's secretly in love with.Always the Bridesmaid, never the Bride. Sounds kinda "me"! LOL.
I'm hoping to watch this movie together with my single officemates so that all could relate with the movie. LOL.
I got a text from my Tita Caren, manager of China Bank Dolores Branch (SFP), telling me that my money from Paypal has been transferred already to my China Bank account. Yippee! Now I can withdraw them anytime I want from my ATM card.
As you can see on my previous posts, I wasn't able to update my blog for a couple of days. Why? This is due to my computer's VIRUS. And when I say virus, I mean ALOT! Whew! Good thing Bishop ( hubby of Yvette) is just in their Internet Cafe yeserday. I didn't think twice of bringing in my laptop to him and let him do his thing in removing bazillion of virus in my computer. Not only did he removed the viruses, he also installed Mozilla Firefox and a new anti-virus on my pc.
Oh my, thank God and my pc is working properly already.
By the way, check his blog Everyday Tech and you will know some DIY anti-virus and how to remove them.
So now, let's see how many circle's of friends we can make by simply adding your link on this Friendship Meme!
End here<-- I'm sharing this to: Angela, Chelle, Alpha, Chubby, Annie, Chalyza & Arlene
Monday, February 4, 2008
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Saturday, February 2, 2008
Finally, after almost a year in graveyard shift, I'm gonna be having a real transition schedule! It used to be from graveyard shift (8pm-6am) to graveyard shift (12mn-10am). Now it's gonna be from graveyard shift (12mn-10am) to morning shift (6am-2pm). I know it's still not the office hours schedule I'm dreaming of but it's much better than my previous schedule. I'll be having this schedule for like 3 months only so I better get the most out of it. Then I'm gonna be back in the graveyard shift again for like a year or so. :-(
Thanks to Jhona on this one.
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Got his text yesterday and it goes like this:
Hi hon, I'm going to Phoenix today to watch the Super Bowl.
I'll be back Sunday night. Mwah.
He's away this weekend. So meaning no time for us to talk and chat that much.
His team? Denver Broncos
I have a lot of friends and relatives who are in other countries, some are in U.S. and some are in Canada. Even if they are miles away from us, we make sure that we always communicate with each other. A big thanks to all telecommunication companies out there. We can always call each other and text each other anytime we want.
Not only through phones we communicate with our loved ones, we also use the powerful internet. We can also chat with them anytime as long as they are online. There are alot of free chat rooms nowadays where you can sign-up in just a minute. I can say is it is not only your family and friends whom you can get to chat, you can also meet a lot of new friends out there.
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Enjoying their free chat rooms is just one of the priviledge you can get, you can also try their Dating Site wherein you can meet someone special. Good news for Singles out there: there's a Free Dating Service! There's also Interest Clubs where in you can create and join Clubs - Make Friends with similar interests. And for people who are just like me who are so much into Blog, you can express yourself! Get to create a free Blog Site and share your life! And lastly, you can share photos too. Create a Photo Album and an online Photo Gallery and let your friends and relatives see what's new with you.