Category: Celeb World

Dame Vera Lynn on her 100th Birthday

Dame Vera Lynn

Giant projection slide of Vera Lynn on the iconic white cliffs of Dover.

Dame Vera Lynn on her 100th Birthday

Dame Vera Lynn on her 100th  Birthday.

During World War 2 (WWll) Vera Lynn was known as the ‘forces sweetheart’ and was massively popular.

Born in London 20th March 1917, she became an actress singer and songwriter. During the war years, her songs  “We’ll Meet Again“, “The White Cliffs of Dover“, “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square” and “There’ll Always Be an England“. became iconic and a tonic for troops and forces fighting in the war. The white cliffs of Dover were the last part of Britain troops saw as they departed on ships across the Channel to fight. Also the cliff were a  welcoming sight on their return home.

My late father was a WW2 soldier in the British army(known as Desert Rats) fighting in Egypt.

Vera Lynn undertook concert tours in Burma, Egypt and India for the troops. She remained popular after the war, appearing in movies and on radio & TV.  At the age of 92, Vera became the oldest artist ever to top UK music charts with a melody of her famous songs. She outsold outselling both the Arctic Monkeys and the Beatles.

My favourite rock group Pink Floyd even had a track about her in their superb album ‘The Wall’.

Vera

Whenever my wife hears anything about Vera Lynn she would burst into song of We’ll meet again

Most Beautiful Oriental Actresses

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Song Hye Kyo

Fan Bing Bing

Choi Ji Woo

Choi Ji Woo

If the Virgin Mary had been Korean or Oriental, she would have looked like Choi Ji Woo 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

joe-chen

Joe Chen

The gorgeous Joe Chen is a Taiwanese actress.  She is apparently known in Taiwanese and  Chinese showbiz as a Wang Fu, a wife that brings good fortune to her husband.  This means that she has brought fame and fortune to her leading men, after having starred with them in various movies, films and tv dramas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marian Rivera

Marian Rivera

Marian Rivera is a Filipina Spanish mestiza.  Mother is Filipino and father is Spanish.  Marian is Philippines’ queen of television, handbags and shoes.

 

 

 

 

 

Kimberley Anne Voltemas

Kimberley Anne Voltemas

KC Concepcion

KC Concepcion

Kim Tae Hee

Kim Tae Hee

Han Hyo-joo

Han Hyo-joo

Kim Yoo Jung

Liza Soberano

Liza Soberano

Mirei Kiritani

Mirei Kiritani

Zhang Ziyi

Zhang Ziyi

Kitagawa Keiko

Kim So Yeon

Best Looking South East Asian Actors

Forget about Hollywood.  The best looking men in the celebrity world can be found in Asia.  I know what I am talking about as I have watching Korean dramas, Japanese dramas, Chinese dramas, Taiwanese dramas, Filipino dramas, Thai dramas and other south Asian dramas non-stop from 8 am to sometimes until 2am almost everyday for the last seven months. Hehehe

I can’t believe how many gorgeous men from Asia who can easily eclipse any Hollywood hunks in appearance and aura.

To be honest, in watching dramas the first thing you thing about is who the male lead was.  The actors can easily be prettier than the female lead.  Probably that is the reason why they are paid more than the actresses. Don’t get me wrong, they all work hard for their money.  Most of them are versatile; they can sing, they can dance and of course good actors.

The list of films and dramas I have attached is not the complete body of works by the respective actors below.  The list only includes those I have personally watched!

Best Looking South East Asian Actors

Here are a few of my choices: (a work in progress)

Jo In SungJo In Sung (aka Zo In Sung)  is a Korean actor.  He is so beautiful that even celebrities are blown away and left quivering in delight when he is around.

Apparently he is very choosy of projects.  The dramas and film he made though are thoroughly enjoyable entertainment and he just so visually beautiful.

See for yourselves:

A Frozen Flower is a beautiful film.  My first historical film that I saw, where the men are dressed in intricately embroidered long colourful hanboks and freshly shampooed long hair. 🙂  I did not really read much about the film before I watched it, I just wanted to see more of Jo In Sung film.

http://kissasian.com/Drama/A-Frozen-Flower

Films & Dramas starring Jo In Sung:

The Winter the Wind Blows

It’s Okey, It’s Love

The King

Madeleine

A Frozen Flower


 

Jang Hyuk

Jang Hyuk

Jang Hyuk is a Korean actor, who has the most captivating sexy laugh. His rather guttural throaty way of talking would send chills through your spine :). He looks wickedly handsome as well. A true romantic hero.  He has the sexiest laugh that run through your spine. hahaha

Films:

  • Fated to Love (my favourite); I love this drama so much.  His chemistry with Jang Na Ra is just amazing.
  • The Flu  (http://dramacool.io/drama-detail/the-flu), I love this film.
  • Beautiful Mind

 

Tomoya Nagase

Tomoya Nagase

 

Tomoya Nagase is a Japanese actor.

He is adorable as a rather illiterate son of Yakuza boss in My Boss, My Hero.

Recently he made a Japanese tv drama called Fragile, as an irascible but brilliant pathologist.  Every sneer, every frown and then every thoughtful look are just so sexy! He certainly made pathology alluring and exciting. WOW

 

 

 

 


 

 

Godfrey Gao

Godfrey Gao

 

 

Godfrey Gao is Taiwanese born but grew up in Canada.  He was the first Asian male model to work for Louis Vuitton.

He has returned to Taiwan and has been active in showbiz.

Film & Drama: (I have seen)

The Queen of SOP, love him in this drama though he was only the second male lead.

 


 

So Ji Sub

So Ji Sub is a Korean actor and a singer as well. He made looking thoughtful so sexy.  The last drama I saw him on was Oh My Venus.  It was not a new one but I have been putting if off for sometime because I thought it was all about a fat girl.  I finally watched the drama in its entirety this week and I thought I should have watched it sooner.  It was so good and So Ji Sub and his abs are a feast to the eyes!

Another drama that he was so yummy is called Master’s Sun.  I also adored him in a film called Rough Cut.

So Ji Sub Films & Dramas:

  • Oh My Venus
  • Rough Cut
  • Master’s Sun

Song Seung Heon

Song Seung Heon

Song Seung Heon initially was a South Korean model until he became an actor doing action and rather dark films and dramas.

He is so classically handsome; he has that stillness to his facial expression that is so appealing.

Films & Dramas:
  • My Princess
  • When A Man Falls in Love

 

 

 

 


 

Ji JIn Hee

 

 

 

Jo Jin Hee is a Korean actor

Films & Drama

 

 

 


 

Kwon Sang Woo

Kwon Sang-Woo

Kwon Sang-Woo is a South Korean actor and entrepreneur.  He is gorgeous and charming.  He made a few tear-jerker dramas Choi Ji-woo.

Here is the gorgeous Kwon Sang-woo singing

Kwon Sang-Woo Films & Dramas

 


Cha Seung Won

Cha Seung Won

Cha Seung Won is a South Korean actor, who was a much sought after model in the 90s.

These days he is much more in demand in films and television dramas.  He is actually a very good and versatile actor.

Films and Dramas:

  • The Greatest Love
  • City Hall

 

 


 

Lee Dong Wook

Lee Dong Wook

Lee Dong Wook is a South Korean actor.

Films & Dramas by Lee Dong Wook:

  • Goblin
  • Scent of A Woman
  • Hotel King

 

 

 

 

 


 

Gong Yoo

Gong Yoo

Gong Yoo is a South Korean actor.  He is currently the most sought after CF celebrity due to the success of his most recent television drama, the Goblin.

DOB: 10 July 1979

Films & Dramas:

  • Coffee Prince (this tv drama apparently apparently made him famous, a household name)
  • Biscuit Teacher and Star Candy
  • S Diary
  • She’s On Duty
  • Big (was watchable because of him but it has the weirdest ending)
  • Goblin
  • Train To Busan

 


 

Yang Yang

Yang Yang

 

Yang Yang is a Chinese actor.  His career went mega stratospheric that he was commemorated in an official stamp. 🙂  I can understand this as he has got a perfect profile 🙂 🙂 🙂

He was only asked to carry the Olympic torch in 2016.

Here he is singing.

Films & Tv Dramas:

  • Love 020, (he made such impression on me 🙂
  • Tornado Girl
  • Once Upon a Time
  • The Left Ear

Bomb Tanin Manoosilp

Bomb Tanin Manoonsilp

Bomb Tanin Manoonsilp

Bomb Tanin Manoonsilp is a Thai actor who seems to star in Mafia type dramas.  Cubic was such a good romantic drama.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Hyun Bin

 

Hyung Bin

Hyun Bin

Hyun Bin is a South Korean actor.  Apparently Hyun Bin is a bit of an action man.  When he took his mandatory military service, he chose to join the more rigorous training as a marine.

Here is one of his commercials

Dramas and Films:

  • Secret Garden
  • My Name Is Kim Sam-soon

 

 

 


 

Fukushi Sota

Fukushi Sota

 

Fukushi Sota is a Japanese actor.  He has just an engaging grin that lit up his face and you want to smile as well.  He was so cute in the film Say “I Love You”.

Films and Dramas:

 

 


 

Ryohei Otani

Ryohei Otani


Gabby Concepcion

Gabby Concepcion is a Filipino actor and model.  He was the most popular matinee actor of the 80s in the Philippines.

He is best remembered as the first husband of the Mega Star, Sharon Cuneta.

 

 

Films & Dramas:

  • Ika 6 Na Utos (6th Commandment)
  • Underage
  • P.S. I Love You
  • Dear Heart
  • My Only Love

 

 


 

Jung Woo Sung is a South Korean actor who started as a model.

Jung Woo-sung

Jung Woo-sung

Film/Television:

  • Padam padam
  • The King   –  Though the film was really a Jo In Sung film, Jung Woo Sung was really what got me excited.  It actually pained me to say that as I am Jo In Sung no 1 fan ;),  there is something magnetic about Jung Woo Sung.
  • The Good, The Bad and The Weird,  (I love this film so much; it is a South Korean western a la Sergio Leone.  Jung Woo Sung was a stand out.  Riding a horse in tight jeans was dreamy!  🙂
  • Remember You, love this movie.  He met an accident and he was in a coma for 10 months, when he came too, he can’t remember the last 10 years of his life.

 


Joo Jin Mo 

Joo Jin Mo

Joo Jin Mo

Joo Jin Mo is a South Korean actor. In my opinion, he is one of the sexiest actor there is. There is something serious that way he look, something melancholic, which is sexy.

Films & Movies:

  • A Frozen Flower (seriously sexy film) 🙂
  • 200 Pounds Beauty, a seriously obese woman who had a crush on him, turned into a sexy woman overnight!
  • Woman with a Suitcase – love this Kdrama, there were plenty of thrill.  He had such lovely chemistry with the leading actress, Choi Ji-Woo

 


 

Huang Xiao Ming

Huang Xiao Ming

Films & Dramas:

Cruel Romance


 

Robin Padilla

Robin Padilla is a Filipino actor, who is known as the bad boy of Philippine movies, having played his fair share of gang theme films.  He also served a couple of years in a Philippine prison for illegal possession of fire arms.  Despite his jail term, he continued to be popular and iconic.

Robin has got that sex appeal in spades, which is probably due to the way he looked into the movie screen; the curling of his lips and the slight tightening of his eyebrows and those staring eyes as if he can see through you plus his slight guttural voice.  Sexy!  🙂


 

Kang Ha Neul

Kang Ha Neul is a young Korean actor, who is one to watch.  He was so good in all the role he has played so far.  Though he played the young self of the main actor in Angel Eyes, he made the role so relevant that you remember him throughout the drama.

Aside from being good looking, good actor, he is also a good singer.  Fall in love with him with his rendition of I Choose to Love You.

Films & Dramas:

  • Angel Eyes
  • Twenty
  • Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo

 

Joo Won

Joo Woo

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Joo Won is a South Korean actor.  He is very watchable not only for his good looks but for his acting as well.

Film & TV Dramas:

7th Grade Civil Servant

Sweet Sixteen

Fashion King

Cantibile Tomorrow

 

 

 


 

Park Hae Jin

Park Hae Jin

Park Hae Jin is a South Korean actor.  He is currently starring in a thriller, bromance drama called Man to Man, playing as an undercover agent.

He was so good in the drama called Cheese in the Trap.

Park Hae Jin Films & Dramas:

  • Cheese in the Trap
  • Man to Man
  • My Daughter, Seo-young

 

 


Kento Yamazaki

Yamazaki Kento

Kento Yamazaki is a young Japanese actor and model.  Despite his age, he had made several films and dramas, where he was the lead actor.

Films and Dramas:

 

Motto:  Be Yourself

 

 

 


Ian Veneracion

Ian Veneracion is a Filipino actor and singer who is currently enjoying popularity due to a television series, A Love To Last

Listen to his version of Refrain here.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Jak Roberto

Jak Roberto is a young Filipino actor. His popularity is on the up after appearing in television dramas.

Films & Dramas:

  • Maalaala Mo Kaya
  • Meant to Be

Jo In Sung, Gorgeous!

Jo In Sung

Jo In Sung

Forget Brad Pitt, forget George Clooney! Forget Tom Cruise!

For the real eye candy, Jo In Sung is IT! He has no bad side. He is impossibly gorgeous.  So gorgeous he is so delightful to look at!

Jo In Sung, Gorgeous!

Jo In Sung is Korean actor, a model and has been a popular product endorser (he’s got the look)!

I first came across Jo In Sung in the movie called A Frozen Flower, which is a real treat 🙂   The movie is an erotic fictionalised account of the goings-on during the Goryeo Dynasty.  I must say I have never seen so many gorgeous men in long hair – high pony tail a la Orlando Bloom’s Legolas of Lords of the Ring.  Korean men in long hair were so aesthetically pleasing.  I have to warn you though the film is rated 18 (wow) I highly recommend this film!

After watching this film, I would suggest to follow it up with That Winter The Wind Blows!  If you have not fallen in love with him over George, Tom and Brad then what is wrong with you. LOL

In Sung was so beautiful in the film that he eclipsed one of South Korea’s most beautiful actresses.  Song Hye-Kyo looked rather ordinary in some scenes beside the luminous In Sung. 🙂

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Jo In Sung Harpers Bazaar March 2013

Jo In Sung, Gorgeous!

Apparently Jo In Sung is very choosy with what he does, so he has not done films in the last few years but having said that he was apparently shooting a film this year called The King.  I you can’t wait for that film, please watch It’s Okay, That’s Love and be astounded how versatile In sung is.

Jo In Sung

Jo In Sung

Dream Girl Band

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Dream Girl Band

I was doing tonnes of ironing today and to make it more fun and makes the task goes faster and easier, I always listen to Mariah Carey’s No 1 album.

I could always rely on good old Mariah to make my iron sing and glide silkily into pile of wrinkled cottons (ah I hate them).

Anyway, while mist from the vapour iron gently sprays the clothes and evaporate straight into my face, it sent me into my wonderful world of daydream. I thought if you can make a dream team from a football most capable players why not have my own dream team for a girl band.

It was not really hard to choose my squad my a a multitude of talents and utter gorgeousness because I can my girl band in my mind’s eye.

I can imagine Mariah and and Whitney outdoing each other for the high notes.  While Carly is full of humour and gumption.

Agnetha Folstog would be the blonde ice-queen, posing for her life.

Blondie is the coolest!

And JLO, she will be gyrating to the music like no one can!

Yes my squad will be like no other!


Farewell Alan Rickman

Farewell Alan Rickman

 

Alan-Rickman

After the sad passing of David Bowie, we mourn too fast and say farewell Alan Rickman.

He was one of my favourite actors, truly!

He was born 69 years ago in Acton, North London not far from where I live.

I remember in 1982,  first seeing him brilliantly playing the slippery unctious almost creepy  Reverend Obadiah Slope in the excellent BBC drama series Barchester Chronicles, based on the novels of Anthony Trollope. Even then he was a standout.

Such role type would follow Alan Rickman throughout his long and varied career.

He appeared in many TV programes, theatre plays and movies. He was a theatre director as well as a consummate actor.

You could see in his eyes that he had a ‘tongue-in-cheek’ (not take seriously), some of his roles although he always gave a brilliant performance.

In movies as a co star, he often out-acted the lead actors/movie stars.

Sometimes underated and indeed he should have been the lead in many more movies.

Rickman was deliciously over the top, sardonically as the Sheriff of Nottingham to Kevin Costner’s Robin Hood Prince of Thieves.

Alan Rickman Sheriff of Notthingham

This was followed  by playing another baddie, Hans Gruber winning the battle of wit and acting  with Bruce Willis in Die Hard with a Vengeance.

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The movie that for me showed Rickman was a brilliant actor and playing a non baddie role. was in the excellent humourous and moving 1990 movie Truly, Madly Deeply.

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Alan plays the ‘ghost’ of a recently deceased husband who returns to his desperately grieving wife to try and lessen her grief by showing what he was really like.

To younger generations, he was famous by reverting to type but playing the ultimately heroic character sneering  Severus Snape in the immensely successful and popular Harry Potter movies.

Alan Rickman Harry Potter

For me, he would have made a superb Dr Who, He had all the attributes, eccentricity of Snape, humour (as he  showed in the funny sci fi comedy Galaxy Quest) and commanding voice of reason essential to the good Doctor.

Added to that,  Alan Rickman  could also have been a flamboyant USS Enterprise starship captain in Star Trek  🙂

Spock Who?

Spock Who?

 

Alan Rickman had a  wonderfully mefluous baritone voice and could supebly deliver & convey dry humour, sarcasic and sardonic undertones to his lines with a twinkle in his eyes.

As noted, he had a marvellous  range of expressions. Sneers, dry humour & poignancy  would play across his face.

English & British acting has lost one of it’s crown jewels.

Requiescat in Pace  Alan Rickman

 

 

David Bowie A Legend Passes

David Bowie A Legend Passes

David Bowie

David Bowie,the legend had died yesterday at the age of 69, still relatively young and gone too soon by 21st Century norms.

David was a man of Past, Present & the Future.

You could say he was also  A Man for All Seasons.

His legacy will live on.

He was a London lad  like me and only nine years older.

I grew up to David”s music; from his beginings as a pop star to becoming a well respected world renowned culture icon.

He influenced modern music & videos, particularly the New Romantic era of the 1970s/1980s.

To see him on stage with another legend and musical genius Freddie Mercury was sublime.

My favourite songs of his were Space Oddity, Ashes to Ashes (cool video), Spiders From Mars and Jean Genie.( I sing terribly to my wife!)


He easily adopted new personas such as Ziggy Stardust, for which became famous for and much copied.

He was also a decent actor. I enjoyed his movie ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth‘ seeing it twice as well an 80s classic, The Labyrinth. 🙂

He cornered the market in style.

David was flamboyant and cleverly used androgyny in different personas he created with his music which influenced next generations of musicians and singers.

His final song and atmospheric video  Lazarus (the title says it all) released on his 69th Birthday showed how David wanted to go out of this world, say Goodbye…His way.

Magnificent. groundbreaking and unique all the way. His own epitaph, his own way.

The world is a little less colourful now that he is gone.

Farewell Major Tom & Thanks for the music and cool videos…and being you.

Enjoy the Great Gig in the Sky…Starman

Jon Jon Briones is Miss Saigon

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Jon Jon Briones is Miss Saigon

As an wedding anniversary treat from the hubby, he took me to see Miss Saigon as I have been longing to see it for a very very long time, since its original inception back in 1989, but have not had the opportunity.

Though I really wanted to see it, I was moaning at Peter for booking it.  I don’t understand myself sometimes. LOL

Anyway, in the end, I truly enjoyed the show, very much so. It was much, much better than I thought.

The Prince Edward theatre was in the heart of London’s famous West End so called theatre land. It is not the biggest venue and thus it is more intimate that you see the cast with no problem.

All seats were taken  ; a ‘full house’ as they say in theatres.

I was  quite surprised as it has been running for over a year already.  We did not see any empty seats. Miss Saigon is a hit!

It was very realistic.  the opening scenes was surprising,  seeing  women cavorting in their underwear, simulating sex & erotic dancing made me feel rather a bit of a voyeur, but I got used to it quickly as the show has no ‘lows’ it was just one amazing act after the others. You must go and see Miss Saigon if you can.

It was actually different and better seeing acting and singing  live to an audience rather than watching flat celluloid/movies.

I applaud the actresses to be going out night after night in their skimpy costumes, doing all manners of acrobatics, mainly sexual! lol  Nice!

The orchestra was conducted well too to keep the singing and music flowing to the story.

But the night or probably night after night,in my opinion, the stage belongs truly to  Jon Jon Briones.  He makes  Miss Saigon the hit it is.

His singing is powerful.& he owns the stage when appearing. Everytime he was on it. you only concentrate on him.  He has humour, he has pathos, he has salaciousness, he has deviousness and he was able to bring out the motivation of the situation he was portraying.

It is all about the American Dream as most Filipinos and Asians long for. Jon Jon easily connected to this aspiration.

Of course the rest of the cast are also brilliant. I was expecting the cast to be made up mostly of Filipinos but there are plenty of Korean actors.

Newcomer, Eva Noblezada, whilst no Lea Salonga (the original lead Kim),  has that vulnerability required for her role.  Her singing is sweetly pure with a touch of purring a la Britney Spears, I thought!

Gigi was well played by Natalie Mendoza who gave the role sassiness and very overt sexiness and wantonness.

Chris Peluso’s Chris, I thought, was rather weak. Perhaps his character was not fully realised. What came out was a very dorkish man, who is too dramatic and not really know his mind. It was really hard to sympathise with him.

I thought Sangwoong Jo’s Thuy was more fanciable. Kim should have gone with him and not kill him but probably Kim is really after her own American Dream all along by way of Chris or any G.I.

Overall the stage effects, music, singing, dancing and acting were superb and standing ovations to the cast and crew were given by us the appreciative audience. We saw why it had won many awards and critical acclaim,

Miss Saigon is of course based on the consequences of the Vietnam war .  Its theme  was partly based on one of my favourite Puccini operas ever – the ‘Madame Butterfly’. I want to see next!.

King & Queen of Philippine Prime Time TV

dongyanDingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera tied the knot just before 2014 blew its final breath.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The tandem of Dingdong and Marian has been brangelinalised into their very own DongYan moniker! 🙂

The wedding was lavish, to say the least, fit for a king and queen of prime time television in the Philippines, where 100 million, and counting, viewers are regularly glued to various teleserye (television drama series)  where this couple reigns supreme.

Marian Rivera wore an impossibly gorgeous wedding gown by an up and coming Dubai-based Filipino fashion designer, Michael Cinco, who designs clothes for the moneyed Hollywood celebrities.

The wedding was the talk of the town as well as the cyberworld for its mega extravaganza and unbelievable extravagance.

The wedding was attended by PNoy himself – the incumbent president of the Philippines.  One thing to take into consideration is that, PNoy is apparently a very, very busy man.  Afterall he is THE numero uno servant of more than 100 million Filipinos, who are in varying degrees of wealth and much poverty.  PNoy was so busy dealing with ways in how to make more money for the country, for thieves in the government to make merry with.  LOL.

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But the DongYan matrimonial jubilation was not something to be missed.  They are a powerful couple, very influential. Holding onto their coat tails can only be for the better.  Anyway, PNoy knows this and knows where his priorities lie and therefore, despite his busy schedule he had to attend and be one of the shiny, happy people partaking the generosity of the couple and their sponsors.

As we can now know a few weeks later, PNoy went back to being really busy again that he cannot attend the arrival/repatriation of the bodies of 42 slained policemen, who valiantly fought the insurgents in Mindanao.  PNoy was much too busy instead celebrating the opening of a new plant of Mitsubishi, somewhere in Laguna.

King & Queen of Philippine Prime Time TV

The DongYan wedding may have created a world record for the hugest, biggest wedding cake in the world, ever.  The cake stood at 12 feet tall, certainly enough to sweeten the palates of the thousands of wedding attendees.

After the wedding DongYan enjoyed a romantic European honeymoon.

But even kings and queens have to surface and join the hoi polloi in the real world sometimes.  And yes, Dingdong and Marian are back to doing what they do best – teleserye!

Dingdong has just started the GMA drama series called Pari ‘Koy (Priest Koy), where he will be playing a Catholic priest (ideally a celibate priest 😉 lol) And wait for this, Marian is doing The Rich Man’s daughter, and by early account, sweet, fragrant Marian will be entering the world of lesbianism. hehehe

celibacy and lesbianism for the newly married king and queen of Philippine prime time tv?!!!  Good choices or more Freudian in nature?!!!

The unPhilippine Terno

Put even the plainest woman into a beautiful dress and unconsciously she will try to live up to it.
– Lady Duff Gordon
20s fashion designer

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The unPhilippine Terno

One of the things that I admire most of the Philippines, is the terno, which makes even the plainest of wearers looks positively elegant and lady-like.

But seeing how the Miss Universe/Philippine representative wore her country’s national costume is making me think twice.

This overly colourful gown is reminiscent of a rather gaudy cake, which no self-respecting bride would use as a wedding cake.

The lovely MJ Lastimosa was very let down by her gown and more so by her weird head-dress, which was too vast for her head. She was drowned by too much overpowering colours, which does not enhance her morena skin but somehow made her appear like all mouth and teeth.

Shame that the national costume failed to bring pride to the wearer, Whoever designed the gown should not try to make another terno, ever again.  Rather harsh but true, I am afraid.

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