Saturday, June 30, 2007

Prince William & Kate Middleton: The Secret Dates

Some two months after Prince William and Kate Middleton's April split, the two have been enjoying clandestine meetings, friends confirm. "It's true that they have been seeing each other," a source tells PEOPLE in its new issue. Adds a pal: "They [never] loathed each other. It just wasn't working at the time." The couple were spotted at a June 9 bash in William's Dorset, England, army barracks, where the British press reported that they talked all night and kissed on the dance floor. The prince and Middleton, both 25, began dating five years ago, and many had Middleton, an accessories buyer at the British fashion company Jigsaw, pegged as the future Queen of England. Both are expected at the July 1 Concert for Diana; Prince Harry, 22 – who is set to return from his army training in Canada – has also invited his girlfriend Chelsy Davy, 21. Palace reps won't comment on whether Middleton is officially back in William's life, and friends hesitate to say whether the reunion will last in the long term. But a source tells PEOPLE: "The spark is still there."

WWE Releases Text Messages from Benoit Tragedy

World Wrestling Entertainment has released a timeline and five cryptic text messages related to the Chris Benoit tragedy. Between 3:53 and 3:58 a.m. Sunday morning, after he'd asphyxiated his wife Nancy and their 7-year-old son Daniel in their Fayetteville, Ga., home, Benoit text messaged coworkers from both his own and Nancy's cell phones. One message, sent four separate times, read: "My physical address is 130 Green Meadow Lane, Fayetteville, Georgia." Another, sent from Benoit's cell phone to two co-workers at 3:53 a.m. read: "The dogs are in the enclosed pool area. Garage side door is open." According to a press release, WWE learned of the messages on Monday, after Benoit hanged himself on Sunday. In a timeline, the organization said Benoit had contacted WWE on Saturday to inform them his wife and child were ill and he would not be able to attend a WWE live event in Beaumont, Texas. (Nancy was likely killed Friday night and Daniel on Saturday, Fayetteville's district attorney Scott Ballard has said.) WWE executives rebooked his flight for the following morning, which would allow him to skip the Beaumont event but still make a pay-per-view event in Houston later Sunday. But staffers were then unable to reach Benoit to confirm the new plans. According to the timeline, WWE tried to reach Benoit all day Sunday both at home and at Atlanta-area hospitals. At 12:30 p.m. Monday, officials learned of the text messages and immediately contacted the Fayetteville County Sheriff's office to ask that they check on the Benoit family. Around 4 p.m., police told WWE they'd entered the Benoit home, found three bodies, and that the house was considered a major crime scene. Shortly afterwards, WWE cancelled the night's scheduled live event and instead aired a memorial to Benoit. "As facts emerged surrounding the case, all tributes to Chris Benoit were removed both on-air and on," the release says. The statement concludes: "WWE was stunned and saddened by the details released today by local authorities and is continuing to monitor the ongoing investigation."

Monday, June 4, 2007

Paris reported in jail

Paris Hilton reported to jail late Sunday night to serve at least 23 days for violating probation. "I am ready to face the consequences of violating probation. During the past few weeks I have had a lot of time to think and have come to realize I made some mistakes," Hilton said in a statement released by her lawyer. "This is an important point in my life and I need to take responsibility for my actions. In the future, I plan on taking more of an active role in the decisions I make. I want to thank my family, friends and fans for their continued support. Although I am scared, I am ready to begin my jail sentence." Her attorney, Richard A. Hutton, said in a press release that the 26-year-old heiress had "turned herself in" to begin serving the sentence at a Los Angeles County jail in Lynwood, south of Los Angeles. She was booked into the jail at 11:38 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Web site. She surrendered after days of partying and just hours after attending the MTV Movie Awards. Hilton actually surrendered at the downtown LA Men's Central Jail and was transported to Lynwood, according to, which first reported her surrender. The procedure at the Lynwood jail required her to surrender all her possessions and then be strip searched before being issued a uniform. Officials have said Hilton would be placed in "special needs housing," an area reserved for high-profile inmates who could be targeted by other prisoners.


Conflicts/ Problems encountered during my OJT:

I have not encountered any heavy problems during my On-the-Job-Training actually, but I did have difficulty dressing-up, commuting from home to work, vice-versa and some financial problem.

Dressing up

My wardrobe does not have business clothes, because I do not wear those, except now, that’s why I went to the mall and even to Divisoria to buy cheaper ones. It’ hard to mix and match clothes, I enjoyed it though. And since my parents stayed all summer in our province, I had to wash and iron them all by myself. I think most people knew that washing and I ironing these types of clothes are harder than the others. Also, it’s summer, it’s hot, wearing long sleeves during this season gives us hard/hot time. Lastly, wearing high heels. Wohoo! I felt that the veins in my feet began to pop and become visible!

· Prepare the clothes that you are planning to wear the next day and always have contingency plans.
· Use softener for easier ironing (haha)
· Wear flats/slippers when commuting.

Additional information:

If you do not really care if your clothes are branded or not, most of the clothes, including shoes, found in the mall (especially in the department store) are also available in Divisoria. (Divi should pay me for this! hahah)


I took almost the same ride I take in going to school and to work if you will look at it in a bird’s eye view. I rode jeepney, train, and tricycle. ALMOST THE SAME. But if you’ll look at it closely, commuting to work (vice-versa) was way harder than going to school because I had to ride the ever-over-loaded MRT. The MRT is very different from LRT. LRT is cleaner and bigger, and most of all it’s waaaaay less crowded than the MRT. I had to wrestle with people and before I make it to the office. I had to retouch my make up and everything because I felt totally wasted. We called the MRT, “JAMPACK” ride. I think people who are patronizing the MRT are putting their lives in much risk. Because of the over populated platform, people tend to push themselves forward in order for them to ride to the train. Moreover, because of that tension, most of the passengers forget that they are stepping onto the yellow line. The yellow line is suppose to remind the people that they should not go beyond it while waiting for the train. Also, I notice that the MRT personnel are not alert, so I consider them USELESS. Why? Because most of them are not doing what they are suppose to do. FACT: I have not yet encountered a bag checker who did his work properly. They don’t check bags most of the time or if they do, they will just dig your bag with a stick and that’s it! Now let me ask, is their primary concern still OUR (costumers’) safety!?
I also encountered queuing in a long, long, long super long line for a ticket.

In fairness to the Ayala Loop, I have to give credit to them because of their air-conditioned jeepneys, which I believe caters the needs of their customers. (two thumbs up people)


· For MRT: Remind their employees what their primary concerns are. Implement rules and regulations. Be tighter if needed. Be strict with cleanliness.

· They should adopt what the other countries (like Singapore and Hond-Kong) are doing. Having automated ticketing machine. This will somehow shorten the queue for tickets.

· Costumers: Don’t be a “pasaway.” Follow their policy for safer and better travel.

· Have at least 15 minutes of allowance. You’ll never know when your train is going to be late, or worst, how long you’ll be stuck inside the train. (Take it from me)

· If you’re a female, single and not willing to be “chansing-ed” (past tense) by maniacs, it’s better for you to ride in the front part of the train.

· Never let yourself run out of MRT ticket. TSK. TSK. TSK

Financial Problem

Makati-life was completely different from my Katipunan-life. The food in the Enterprise Food Park was more expensive than the food that we buy in our cafeteria at school, so I had to bring packed-lunch from home. (Remember: my parents are in the province, and so I had to exert extra effort in waking up early to cook). Also, the big difference between my daily fare to work and to school.

Going to School

P 24 Jeepney
24 LRT

Going to Work

P 14 Jeepney (Ordinary)
28 (MRT)
12 Ayala Loop
25 Tricycle

I appreciate the allowance (P 200.00) from the company but I can’t deny the fact that it’s barely enough for us to survive for a day. (FYI: Often we leave the office at 6, syempre we have miriendas pa). Because of this, I had to ask from my financer, my sister, an increase. Hahah! I’m really glad she understood my situation. Thanks ate.