Sunday, October 30, 2005

Dating

WHITE WOMEN:
First date: You get to kiss her goodnight.
Second date: You get to grope all over and make out a bit.
Third date: You get to have sex but only in the missionary position.

IRISH WOMEN:
First Date: You both get blind drunk and have sex.
Second Date: You both get blind drunk and have sex.
20th Anniversary: You both get blind drunk and have sex.

ITALIAN WOMEN:
First Date: You take her to a play and an expensive restaurant.
Second Date: You meet her parents and her Mom makes spaghetti with meatballs.
Third Date: You have sex, she wants to marry you & insists on a 3-carat ring.
5th Anniversary: You already have 5 kids together & hate the thought of having sex.
6th Anniversary: You find yourself a Mistress.

JEWISH WOMEN:
First Date: You get terrific head.
Second Date: You get even more great head.
Third Date: You tell her you'll marry her and never get head again.

CHINESE WOMEN:
First date: You get to buy her an expensive dinner but nothing happens.
Second date: You buy her an even more expensive dinner. Nothing happens again.
Third date: You don't even get to the third date and you've already realized nothing is ever going to happen.

INDIAN WOMEN:
First date: Meet her parents.
Second date: Set the date of the wedding.
Third date: Wedding night.

BLACK WOMEN:
First Date: You get to buy her a real expensive dinner.
Second Date: You get to buy her and her girlfriends a real expensive dinner.
Third Date: You get to pay her rent.
enth Date: She's pregnant by someone other than you.

MEXICAN WOMEN:
First Date: You buy her an expensive dinner, get drunk on Tequila, and have sex in the back of her car.
Second Date: She's pregnant.
Third Date: She moves in. One week later, her mother, father, his girlfriend, her two sisters, her brother, all of their kids, her grandma, her father's girlfriend's mother, her two cousins, her sister's boyfriend and his three kids move in and you live on rice and beans for the rest of your life in your home that used to be nice, but now looks like a home along the Tijuanastrip.

ARAB WOMEN:
First Date: Mother, Father, Brothers, Sisters, Cousins, Aunts, Uncles, Friends and entire Arab community finds out.
Second Date: Guy is shot dead.
No third date.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Dear Abby

NEIGHBOR CAN'T CLOSE HIS EYES TO NUDE GARDENER NEXT DOOR


DEAR ABBY,

I am 76, my wife is 65. Our neighbor "Roy" is retired, but probably less than 60 years old. The fence between Roy's property and ours is 6 feet tall, but the wood has shrunk and there are gaps of about half an inch or more between the boards.

Abby, Roy likes to work nude in his back yard and has told my wife he does this. Otherwise, he seems like a decent fellow. He has given my wife nectarines from over the fence, which is as close as I want his naked presence to my wife. Roy insists he has the "right" to go naked in his own back yard. Unfortunately, my wife agrees, and tells me she's not looking. I have asked her not to accept any more gifts over the fence from Roy and to keep her contact with him to a minimum. Am I being foolish? How would you recommend I handle this?

-- TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT IN CALIF.

Dear Abby

ok, since i always have this column on my personalized "my yahoo" homepage, i decided to share this "dear abby" letters on a regular basis. you may want to post your comment of whatever thoughts you wanna share...otherwise this section in my blog is for reading pleasure.

Les Miserables Pictures (Canon Theater, Toronto)

Finale


Leslie Henstock (Cosette) & Jean Valjean (Randal Keith) "Valjean's Death"


Adam Jacobs (Marius) Melissa Lyons (Eponine) & Leslie Henstock (Cosette)

JVJ and Cosette in "Rue Plummet"

Cosette and Marius "A Heart Full Of Love"

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Les Miserables


saw 'les miserables' at canon theater last night here in toronto. ticket for this play is a bit pricey but its so worth it. been wanting to see this for a long time and i won't let this opportunity to pass by without seeing this play. i am not 100% familiar with the story but im pretty much acquianted with the songs. as a matter of fact we have the video of the 10th year anniversary in london, england. so here's my piece of review with the play and the actors (sorry, need to compare it with various recordings i've listened to - OLC, OBC, 10th anniversary):

randal keith as jean valjean - 3.5/5 - good acting but vocal wise, he failed to impress me especially with the song 'who am i?'

robert hunt as javert - 4.5/5 - yay! im so impressed with his solid voice and good acting. he could have played the JVJ.

joanne almedilla as fantine - 4.5/5 - i was complaining why she's casted as fantine coz the role is kinda short for her talent. now i know coz among the female cast, she's the one that can belt it out. her 'i dream a dream' is smooth, emotional with a belting kick at the end.

adam jacob as marius - 4.0/5 - not comparable to michael ball but his voice is charming enough as marius. his voice gets shaky and sounds funny in some of his songs with cosette but i guess that was his style.

melissa lyons as eponine - 4.0/5 - as a well loved character of the play, she gets to sing the popular stirring ballad 'on my own'. spunky and street smart, melissa acted the role very well. although she sounded 'lea-ish' (lea salonga) sometimes, her rendition of eponine songs are different from the past eponine (shimada, ruffelle, gibson, salonga, etc).

leslie henstock as cossette 3.5/5 - i've been listening to leslie's songs from her latest album. guess her cossette is ok. can't really say much, i think her cossette is boring...

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Shopping at Bay Street


holt renfrew at bay street. fave shopping area of the stars. Posted by Picasa

Side Street Art


street road art along yonge and bloor, downtown toronto. Posted by Picasa

The Bay


"the bay" one of the truly canadian retail store. this store is located at the heart of downtown area, yonge and bloor. Posted by Picasa

My Room

It's pretty shitty outside. Been raining the past few days and temperature dropped to 1 deg C the other day.


Cold days are here again... Posted by Picasa

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Box Is Almost Done

yesterday was my lucky day at dominion. yay! i found a 'nescafe' (200 g) for $2.99! i took 9 jars right away.. LOL.. i know, this balikbayan box thing makes me feel so ghetto. but who cares, momma will be happy. besides, its my 1st time to send one. also, the other day i bought chocolates at zellers. what else will i buy to my dollars worth... but i guess enough after this weekend. all i need now is that merrel shoes my brother wants and maybe a purse for my mom. after that.. balikbayan box craziness is over!

later this afternoon, i will go to york U straight from work. i have midterm exam for my micro and i need to study. yea i know it sucks... i don't like exams.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Photo Coverage: Standing Ovations IV Concert

On Monday night, October 16, 2005, Standing Ovations IV: From Stage to Screen and Back Again broke all previous attendance records.

The benefit for Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS took place at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater.

Magic moments:

D'Jamin Bartlett, from the original cast of A Little Night Music, singing "The Miller's Son" in the original key. She has only gotten richer and better, like a rare Bordeaux.

Lea Salonga digging into "As Long As He Needs Me" on the level of Judy, Patti and Georgia. (Wow!)

Nicolette Hart virtually reinventing the song "Tits and Ass" and the monologue that precedes it. (Cast her in the upcoming revival!)

David Burnham melting man and woman, gay and straight, with a luscious "If Ever I Would Leave You." (He made NYAdgal swoon at the party too!)

Andrea McArdle's "Maybe This Time"--and the pride with which she introduced her daughter's number.

Malcom Gets singing and accompanying himself on the piano to his own medley of "Ordinary People" and "Something Good"--very classy!

Brooks Ashmanskas being so funny as the voice of all of us who ain't "Kids" anymore.

Jennifer Rae Beck going from her tomboyish, very funny June in "If Mama Was Married" to a gorgeously simple and moving "Feed the Birds" from May Poppins.

But the highlight of the evening for me was meeting legendary BwayWorld poster Etoile. Such a sweetheart. Who knew?


Melba Moore - 'Hair' Medley

Josh Walden, Joey Dudding and Melba Moore - 'Hair' Medley

Natascia Diaz and Andrea Burns - 'A Boy Like That / I Have a Love'

Andrea Burns

Natascia Diaz

Josh Walden and Joey Dudding - Our 'Save the Day' Boys

Jessica-Snow Wilson, Jennifer Leigh Warren, Sheila Kay Davis, Leilani Jones and Anthony Rapp - 'Downtown' (Skid Row)

Natalie Toro - 'Googie Gomez'

Jennifer Rae Beck - 'Feed the Birds'

Joey Dudding, Natalie Toro and Josh Walden - Googie Gomez does a Salute to Jule Styne

Eden Riegel - 'Much More'

Jaime Camil - 'Beautiful Maria'

Crista Moore - 'Dancing All the Time'

Brooks Ashmanskas - 'Kids'

Mackenzie Mauzy - 'Another Suitcase in Another Hall'

D'Jamin Bartlett - 'The Miller's Son'

Jessica-Snow Wilson - 'Over the Rainbow'

Alexis Kalehoff - 'How Lovely to Be a Woman'

Howard McGillin - 'Something's Coming'

Nicolette Hart - 'Dance Ten, Looks Three'

Jane Monheit - 'Don't Rain On My Parade'

Andrea McArdle - 'Maybe This Time'

Tony Awardee Lea Salonga - 'Where is Love? / As Long As He Needs Me'

Paul Castree and Paige Price - 'How Deep Is Your Love?'

Lea Salonga - 'Where is Love? / As Long As He Needs Me' from "Oliver"

Paige Price

Paul Castree

Adam Pascal from "Rent"

Malcolm Gets - 'Ordinary Couple / Something Good'

Malcolm then helped select some volunteers from the audience...

Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp - 'What You Own' from "Rent The Movie"

Anthony Rapp from "Rent The Movie"

Catherine Hickland - 'Lovely'

David Burnham - 'If Ever I Would Leave You'

Jennifer Rae Beck and Crista Moore - 'If Momma Was Married'

Catherine Hickland and David Burnham - 'Lovely'

Sarah Uriarte Berry - 'The Sound of Music'

Rob Diamond and Eddie Varley - 'The Producers'

Michael Arden - 'Where Do You Go?'

Director Richard Jay-Alexander introduced the show, as well a new book - 'A Fine Romance: Hollywood & Broadway (The Magic. The Mayhem. The Musicals.)' by Darcie Denkert (who was in the audience), which was given as a gift to the evening's audience
and performers.

Sheila Kay Davis, Leilani Jones and Jennifer Leigh Warren - 23 Years Later! - 'Little Shop of Horrors'

Felicia Finley - 'Rainbow High'