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He is known as Echo to local showbiz aficionados. He is Jericho Rosales in real life.

Why am I even blogging about this guy when I seldom watch movies? Neither do I get excited watching soap operas on TV. Honestly, I can get by without television and everything in it. The only things I do watch time and again are news reports and special episodes.  There is no regular program that I follow. I’d rather listen to the radio, and yes, you heard it right, AM radio for news everyday than watch TV. Anyway, since KrisTV started, I learned to watch the clock so I won’t miss an episode. It’s a lifestyle talk show anchored by no less than Kris Aquino, Pres. PNoy’s youngest sister. I kind of like the show’s open format ranging from affordable fashion and beauty tips to cooking, family, love relationship, business, parenting and health and fitness. It’s a complete saga of everyday events that gives you an hour of pleasure. I regret though that I was not able to watch  most of the previous episodes.

Today, Kris had Jericho Rosales as her lone guest and I thoroughly enjoyed the episode. I guess it is the birthday celebration of Echo.  I’ve known the guy since Pangako sa Iyo days, a soap which made him the Jericho Rosales of today. Back then, he was paired with the equally lovable and talented actress Kristine Hermosa.  Who is Jericho Rosales? What makes him different from the showbiz guys that we have now? He is definitely smart, can sing, compose songs and most of all, he is a good actor. I added him as one of those personalities that I follow on Twitter. I was happy to find this site  which I think is his personal webpage.

The guy just turned 32 last September 22 and he said that he has worked  since he was 16 years old, half his lifetime actually.  He is really lucky to have been given the chance to shine through acting.   Go Echo, you’re the best. and I am excited to explore your page.

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Early this morning, I thought of  “Men are From Mars, Women Are From Venus” as the title for this blog. But that is not very original, don’t you think? I don’t want John Gray to sue me copying book titles for my blog. What brought this on, you ask?

I was watching another episode of  Kris Tv this morning (one of those times that I didn’t forget to switch on the TV) and their topic deals on differences about what else, men and women, boys and girls who form a relationship. What makes them tick?  An hour would not really be enough to tell and discuss the differences between a boy and a girl when it comes to relationships. Kris has the Us Girls Iya Villania, Angel Aquino and Cheska Garcia-Kramer as her guests, with Jimmy Bondoc and Kean Cipriano on the other side of the fence. Keano said he is apparently single (whatever that means) and Jimmy said he has a semi-serious relationship with a businesswoman. In Facebook, that reads, the relationship is quite, quite “complicated”.  The girls are into long-term relationship except for one who has just broken up with her guy this year.

Women could talk about accessories like shoes, bags, and dresses the whole day but men would rather focus on sports, watch Discovery Channel, and some DIY jobs that need to be done at home. When it comes to arguments, women always love to have the upper hand (in Tagalog, ayaw patalo) and the last say. With men, they discuss their problems with their buddies, say, high school friends instead of an outright confrontation  with the women in their lives. I guess, this is all subjective, not all men can downright share what’s bugging them with their buddies since they have this feeling of being called weak when they can’t face their problems  on their own.  Jimmy says, however, that you won’t even attempt to hide anything when you are with your true friends.  I agree to a certain extent but there are things that should be left alone with the couple to decide,(assuming that they are married) there are things that should and may remain private in the four walls of their homes. 

When is the right time to break up?  Should it always be the girl who should initiate it? In any relationship, when you feel that you are not growing as a person, when you feel that there is no more “me” inside you,  will it be time to say goodbye? This may be easier in a getting to know you stage or what they call the boyfriend/girlfriend relationship. In marriage though, the ballgame is altogether different. You can’t just walk out on your husband or wife just because you had an argument, you can’t just walk out from your family just because you are no longer happy on where the relationship is going. In any break-up you realize too late what you’ve lost.

We have these posts and comments at our AFCC Tambayan group. Some of our members are single men and women in their early thirties. Some of them are looking for serious relationships. Everyone is playing cupid and matchmaker and one of them started calling me Ninang Arlene with Fr. Louie as their Ninong and officiating priest, if ever.  We had some good laughs about it all.   All is fair in love so they say, what’s stopping you guys? We might witness the first ever love team in our group one of these days.

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It rained last night, the kind that created deep puddles  on the streets and drenching the carabao grass.  We’ve had sunny weather the past two weeks and the heat was getting kind of oppressive. I woke up seeing the silver hues of rain droplets atop the big leaves of our canna,  and the colocasia planted at the back of the house. How nice to see nature showing its lovely face again.

Just watched Kris TV, a new talk show by Kris Aquino. Some people are so negative when it comes to Kris’ private life  and all but we could not ignore the fact that she is the best talk show host in this side of town. I don’t often watch her but I love her Friday features – homes of artists, actors and actresses like Toni Gonzaga, Kim Chiu, Lucy Torres, etc. I wonder if there is a video of the Lucy feature since I was not able to watch it. I sometimes forget to switch the TV on because I am not a regular TV watcher. I’d rather listen to news on the radio while attending to daily chores at home. And this  reminds me, about a month ago, I chanced upon a program my son and I used to listen to when he was still in grade school and I was still working at BPI. It’ s called The Sounds of the Soul by Fr. Larry Faraon, OP. After all these years, it’s still on air. It’s a fifteen-minute daily reflections on the Gospel of the day.  Years ago, before we left the house, we listened to him and while walking going to the tricycle terminal in our village, we have shared lessons and reflected on them.  How nice!  I have this big smile on my face every time I discover something like this, a nice surprise that gives that wonderful feeling inside.

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I got curious so I waited for 12 noon to watch the newest show on ABS CBN called Win Na Win, a combination game and variety show hosted by Kris Aquino,  Robin Padilla, Pokwang, Valerie Cocepcion and  Mariel Rodriguez.  I understand it is the replacement of the previous one called Wowowee. ( Did I get the spelling right?).  I have seen Robin Padilla on the  previous show and blogged about the guy once or twice.  And Kris is…. Kris, she is everywhere and she is highly controversial so having the two of them around and together  would probably make the show a winner.  It’s their pilot episode and there were so many guest stars so it was a riot.   Kris says she and Pokwang has a certain chemistry  and Robin is  a girl’s darling.    Most of  Kris’ previous shows are really not that “pang-masa” so to speak so let’s see how she will fare when the real “masa” would troop to the show.  Would she be as effective for making people shed tears in gratitude ?   And they say there is a romance brewing between  Robin and Mariel.  Pokwang’s wit is priceless.   It’s something to look forward to in the coming days.

If you have time, watch it from 12pm to 3pm  Monday to Saturday.  Pilipinas, win na win!  Congratulations guys!

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