Tag Archives: BB Gandanghari

Tiis Ganda

7 Jun

It’s official: I’ve reached the 200-pound mark.  Oh gawd, how did I let this happen?  Since Maru turned one last May, I don’t think I can still use the I’ve-just-given-birth excuse.  Look at Nicole Kidman or Angelina Jolie or Sheree (Gian Magdangal’s GF).  They look as though nothing happened, while I’m now way heavier than when I’ve just given birth.  Hindi na pregnancy weight ito!

So now, I’m thinking: Maybe I should go into Pilates.  Why Pilates?  See BB Gandanghari to know why.

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She looks so lean and svelte, di ba?

So to start, I’ve been searching the Net for basic Pilates workouts I can do at home.  About.com has an extensive instructional guide on Pilates and I think I can start with that.  Then the other day, I dropped by SM and found a very good Pilates mattress for only P300+.  Since I don’t have the budget right now to enroll in a Pilates class, I think I should invest in a good Pilates book or instructional video.

Another workout I’m very interested in is cycling.  I used to bike around our neighborhood and around the Intramuros area way back in high school and I must say, it’s the perfect workout for me.

I wanna look as fierce as Britain’s Victoria Pendleton.

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At gusto ko ganito ang outfit ko habang nagba-bike.

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Belated post on my disappointment with the AI outcome

23 May

I didn’t follow American Idol religiously but for some reason, I like Adam Lambert and felt quite disappointed that he lost.  It’s because from among all the other contestants, he seemed to be the one with the strongest personality.  Malakas ang arrive, ika nga.  I don’t even remember who Kris Allen is.

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And because I like him, I didn’t really care when I saw these photos.  Actually, even if I hated him, I wouldn’t really care.  He has the right to be what he wants to be, just like BB Gandanghari. 

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(Photos from TheDirty.com)

Apparently, to American voters, it’s an issue.

If the Philippine or Pinoy Idol would have an Adam Lambert contestant, ano kaya ang mangyayari?

BB Gandanghari barred from entering Aruba Bar

25 Apr

I just read from BB Gandanghari’s blog that she’s been barred from entering Aruba Bar & Restaurant early this evening (April 24) last April 23 for “crossdressing.”  She wrote:

I was all set to watch Rannie Raymundo’s show in Metrowalk. Dee and my assistant Sass were with me. I didn’t know where exactly in Metrowalk the show would be. So while I was on my way, I texted Maegan, who would also be watching with us. She told me that it was going to be in Aruba Bar & Restaurant. Upon hearing that it was going to be there, Sass brought up the unfortunate incident Inday Garutay experienced there. I heard it before but I didn’t know that it happened there. Feeling worried, I requested Sass to ask Aruba Bar & Restaurant whether they have any problem with me watching the show.

Sass talked to the bouncer of Aruba Bar & Restaurant but she was then referred to the manager. She asked Sass: “What she is wearing?” Sass told her that I was wearing what every woman wears. The manager then iterated the blatant “No Crossdressing” policy hanging on their door. Sass refused to accept her reasoning. The manager then offered to consult the owner of the bar. The manager returned and gave a compromise: We can stay outside of Aruba Bar & Restaurant. Sass left and narrated what she was told. We left Metrowalk and transferred into a bar that understands that bigotry is not a sound business strategy.

Que horror! The height of bigotry and discrimation!  BB was right when she wrote that she was not there to demand special treatment from the bar.  She was, like everybody else, a customer and a spectator of Rannie Raymundo’s show.  It is not right for a bar, or for any establishment or institution for that matter, to impose conformity on anyone.  That’s just so archaic and so, well, third world!