I was watching Jay Leno the other night and I came across one of Leno's guest which was this really animated bald guy (can somebody say, Crystal Meth?) named Howie Mandel who was talking about his new hosting job on a "new" gameshow Deal Or Not Deal. When he was talking to Jay about his new show, I couldn't help but notice that the concept of the gameshow was much like our very own gameshow Pera O Bayong wherein you are to choose between a Bayong (Philippine wet market bag) or instant cash. Sounds familiar huh? That was the concept too of Pera O Bayong where instead of a briefcase, a Bayong was used. As I was watching, I was thinking to myself that WOW! finally, a concept that was copied from the Filipinos and not the other way around (i.e. Orange and Lemons, Cueshe, Session Road, etc.)! But I had to make sure which gameshow came first, their concept or ours? So I went surfing for Deal or No Deal and I found out that it started in 2003 in Australia then it had versions in the Netherlands, UK, and now in the US (via Endemol, the makers of Big Brother)... Hmm... seems like Pera O Bayong was not that original after all. But wait! The concept of Pera O Bayong was really gotten from another gameshow from the 80's and early 90's called Kwarta O Kahon so that means Mr. Pepe Pimentel (the show's host) was the original creator of the concept! FINALLY, something really Filipino copied by another country! FINALLY, something we can be proud of! GO PINOY!
WWE fans in the Philippines... (This is confirmed from WWE.com)
RAW presents the Road to WrestleMania
Date: February 24, 2006 Venue: Araneta Coliseum City/State: Manila, Philippines
On-Sale Date: Thursday, December 15, 2005, at 9 a.m.
Ticket Information: Ticket prices: PHP 3,300; 2,000; 800; 400 Reserve now at 9115555 and www.ticketnet.com.ph or go to your nearest SM ticketnet outlet for tickets. Hurry as tickets are being sold fast.
We had our 2005 Christmas party at Matthew's house and everybody had a great time! Most of the time though, we were all in front of the TV and waiting for the BIG WINNER of the Pinoy Big Brother... Hehehe! But all in all, it was an awesome party with lotsa food, lotsa booze, and lotsa love from very good friends... Thank you everyone who came and for those who didn't come, there's still Christmas 2006! See you then...
Here are some pictures from Chinang's camera at Chinang's Multiply: (click on the thumbnails to view)
More pictures to come when Jench and Warren emails the pictures they took to me!
Here's what I want for Christmas: (any Santas out there can give me the material things and it will be very much appreciated! The non-material things, I'll leave to the Lord to giveth... Hehehe!)
1. A new digital camera, preferably a Canon or a Casio 2. Peace on Earth 3. To finally have my OWN business, be financially stable, get married, and have 2-3 beautiful children with Dang 4. Donate to my 2005 Christmas Outreach Project
I'll add some more next time... :)
Oh yeah, speaking of Christmas, the season of giving: I'm currently collecting old clothes, toys, and other stuff to give to the needy as my 2005 Christmas Project so if anyone wants to donate, just contact me through (globe) 0917-8980106 or (sun) 0922-4834309. I'll be happy to pick them up just as long as your place is not too far from mine... Hehehe!