October 29, 2010

Baler, AURORA getaway!

i am back to my province for my 2 week paid vacation leave. i chose these dates since the school semester just ended. it will be a perfect time for me to relax.
more details and pics coming soon.

October 24, 2010

Next Attraction: Love and Other Drugs


 Love and Other Drugs is an upcoming 2010 comedy-drama film directed by Edward Zwick, based on the non-fiction title Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman written by Jamie Reidy. This film is Zwick's second film in comedy-drama genre, the first being About Last Night.... It stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway.

A salesman competes in the cutthroat world of pharmaceuticals to hawk a male performance enhancement drug. Gyllenhaal's character will play the Pfizer-pusher who meets Anne Hathaway's character during one of his sales calls

Principal photography for the film began in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania region on September 21, 2009. The city was chosen for its atmosphere, rich medical history, the state's tax incentive program for film productions, and the area's experienced crews. McCandless, Squirrel Hill, Fox Chapel, Sewickley, Aliquippa, and Brownsville have been used as locations for the film, as well as Mellon Arena, Jane Street in the South SideOmni William Penn Hotel, The Capital Grille, and Station Square. Pittsburgh doubled as Chicago for some scenes.[2] A section of the Mon-Fayette Expressway (Pennsylvania Route 43) in Washington County was used for scenes on November 15–16, delaying traffic. A helicopter was used for filming and 40 to 50 vehicles were brought in for the shoot.[3] Trailers and tents were set up on the campus of Ringgold High School while filming took place on the Expressway. An area was set aside for actors waiting to film their scenes. between 17th and 18th streets, the

Directed by Edward Zwick
Produced by Edward Zwick
Scott Stuber

Marshall Herskovitz

Charles Randolph
Pieter Jan Brugge
Screenplay by Edward Zwick
Charles Randolph
Marshall Herskovitz
Story by Jamie Reidy (Book)
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal
Anne Hathaway
Music by James Newton Howard
Cinematography Steven Fierberg
Editing by Steven Rosenblum
Studio Regency Enterprises
New Regency

Stuber Pictures

Bedford Falls
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) November 24, 2010 (2010-11-24)
Country United States
Language English

October 18, 2010

Iyaz - So Big ( Official Video )

Life As We Know It

I am really excited for this one. Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel are two of my favorite Hollywood actors. 

      Holly Berenson is an up-and-coming caterer and Eric Messer is a promising network sports director. After a disastrous first date, the only thing they have in common is their dislike for each other and their love for their goddaughter, Sophie. But when they suddenly become all Sophie has in the world, Holly and Eric are forced to put their differences aside. Juggling career ambitions and competing social calendars, they'll have to find some common ground while living under one roof.

Directed by Greg Berlanti
Produced by Barry Josephson
Paul Brooks
Written by Ian Deitchman
Kristin Rusk Robinson
Starring Katherine Heigl
Josh Duhamel

Josh Lucas

Christina Hendricks

Jean Smart
Music by Blake Neely
Cinematography Andrew Dunn
Editing by Jim Page
Studio Village Roadshow Pictures
Gold Circle Films

Josephson Entertainment
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) October 8, 2010 (2010-10-08)
Running time 115 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $38 million[1]
Gross revenue $22,730,000


Cast overview, first billed only:

Katherine Heigl ...

Josh Duhamel ...

Josh Lucas ...

Alexis Clagett ...

Brynn Clagett ...

Brooke Clagett ...

Hayes MacArthur ...
Peter Novak

Christina Hendricks ...
Alison Novack

Sarah Burns ...
Janine Groff

Jessica St. Clair ...

Brooke Liddell ...
Older Sophie

Kiley Liddell ...
Older Sophie

Britt Flatmo ...

Rob Huebel ...

October 11, 2010

Jason Mraz - I'm Yours (Live On Earth Single Video)


mi final BOW, Adieu GOTALK!

by Mark Bryan V Garcia on Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 3:26pm

IT has been a great pleasure working with GOTALK's finest staffs.

I'm very thankful to all of you for making my 1 year/4mos stay here, a memorable one.

This decision is very tough, I've had lots of considerations. But at the end of it all, I have decided to move on and allow myself grow even better. I am unsure as of yet as to what will happen with my new endeavor, but I'm willing to endure it.

MY Gratitude goes to all of you!

* To my TL's

- Ms Mitz - thanks for the understanding. I know pasaway ako, irate, wlang sales.hehe. i can still remember nung pagalit mo ako kc na-barge mo ako na irate sa cust, after that i changed "a bit," kahit mahirap. and super thank you for being so mabait when it comes to schedules. i benefited so much. hehe.

- TL SHine - my ever understanding nanay, Thank You so much. pxenxa n kung minsan pasaway ang iyong anak.

- TL Chellie - my ever favorite TL/Batchmate, keep up the good work and Thank You.

- TL Allen - keep being cool.

- TL VInce - gudlak sa bagong raket. Tnx for being mabait, and tolerating our pagiging pasaway ni peachy.

- TL Cheppie - THANK YOU, you always understand my shortcomings.

- TL BAM - pxenxa nman kung ala lagi sale. ung colboard po..piz!

- TL Mark - my savior, Thank you so much.

- QA Bernie - thanks te berns, you're the only who commends me when i excel, i really appreciate it.

- TL Shereen - thanks sa pagkabit ng CP wiper ko, wla knang IRATE agent.

* some of my closest friends:

- ATE MINNIE - for sure magkikita tau lage, Thank you so much for all the support and help, you are truly mine and peachy's nanay at GOTALK.

- Juno - my fave. keep being mabait.

- Charie - ms congeniality love u.

- JAY PAET - tsong, thanks! i appreciate the friendship. cool!

- MARY Ann - haha. the crying lady! Thanks.

- PENG - thanks peng, we'll travel soon.

- BENG - keep being cute. nice meeting you. hehe. THANKS SA friendship.

- RHEA CO - i'll miss u WINNIE. Thanks sa Shakeys treat.

- ROSEL - one of my earliest friends, i'll miss you and our grocery escapades.

- KATH - thanks sa foods, papayat k naman.

- MAHJO - Thanks sa mga crazy rides sa star city.

- LOU - oh wag na maxado maarte sa bus ha, wag din mg MRT pag late na. Syang i push u with her pero it didn't work.

- PARIS - i so appreciate the friendship. i'll miss u and our ice cream food trip.

- RACHELLE - i'll miss you. be good at ur studies ha

- MOMMY RUTH - I"ll miss u mommy sexy.

- PAULEEN - thanks, i enjoyed your company.

- Te LEA - my first bestfriend. i will always treasure our happy memories together. love u te lea.

and of course....

- PEACHY - B2. haiz. natatawa ako kasi i never imagined we'll be friends, remember inis ako sau dati hehe.

It was a great Journey.

* my food trip partner.
* my travel companion
* my movie going buddy
* my laughing mate
* my partner in crime

and of course

* my bestfriend.

I'll miss u the most.

and to the rest. THANK YOU.


Cardcall Team with Kathick
    • Majho Abnormal u'll be forever missed..

      naks parang michael jackson haha!

      July 15, 2009 at 1:43pm ·

    • Andrei Sunshine Dela Cruz kinalimutan mo si lola mitz!!!!
      July 15, 2009 at 1:51pm ·

    • Andrei Sunshine Dela Cruz anak...talo pa nito ang namatay ha....buhay ka pa naman...dahan dahan sa pamamaalam...magkikita pa din tayo...kaw pah!! eh laboy ka...hehe..i'll miss you bry!!!
      July 15, 2009 at 1:52pm ·

    • Lou Richard Bialoglovski Orolfo adios amigo...hahahaha!! 'til next time bryan...see yah...ö
      July 15, 2009 at 2:02pm ·

    • Cherry Bolaños Hay naiyak naman ako jan! Grabe... love you bryan!
      July 15, 2009 at 3:05pm ·

    • Shereen Labao shine: good point..
      bry: it's not yet goodbye, it is a continuous friendship and the start of your wonderful new journey.. keep safe ok?

      July 15, 2009 at 5:00pm ·

    • Mhel San Juan para ka naman pupunta sa abroad...but i understand... : )
      July 15, 2009 at 5:13pm ·

    • Cyrille Gorospe huhu.. sad naman. Wishin' you luck in your future endeavors. Missin' you po. Take care always. God bless your heart.
      July 15, 2009 at 5:29pm ·

    • Mary Ann haay... ganda ng comment... i really really appreaciate it! hehehe .. dont want to be cheezy.... but i will really mis u! i know this is not the end but .. thinking that i will not see u everyday... hear ur irate comments... keep in touch.. keep safe always muahh muahh...
      July 15, 2009 at 9:51pm ·

    • PaulineBianca Alfonso ang haba ng goodbye speech mo bry.. but surely, I'll miss your presence sa office..wla na kc akong mkakaasaran na tulad mo.. good luck sa bagong endeavor mo..God bless. and TC always..:)
      July 15, 2009 at 10:00pm ·

    • Marionne Castillo Dela Cruz Ingat ka lagi...
      July 16, 2009 at 2:14am ·

    • Jan Vincent Pineda DeLeon Hey Bry, sama ka naman sa swimming bukas kasama sila Shine, Chepie and Peachy. K? See ya!
      July 16, 2009 at 10:58am ·

    • Chellie Espino naks! parang ang tagal mong tinype yan ha?! :) ingat! c u when i see you... pakabait ka!
      July 16, 2009 at 2:25pm ·

    • Peachy Lacap
      bryan! me too.. never expected we'll be as close as this.. you hate me much at start but you see the goodness in me! i am tru to those real people! when i hate/dislike sm1! its gonna be forever! im sori dont know tuloy tau yesterday, xe dka... nagtext kaya i joined my other friends we watched the pba game haha! fan aq ng ginebra as in! i havent told you that! and every champ game i make sure il watch them live! anyway lets go ahead and reach our dreams! we'll surely make it!we'r both starting now! one step at a time! i miss you! see you again! aren't we goin to watch hanah montana?See More

      July 16, 2009 at 6:34pm ·

    • Paris Castigon nu ba yn.. kakamiz.. hehe.
      July 17, 2009 at 9:58am ·

    • Lou Richard Bialoglovski Orolfo kaw din wag n mxado maarte sa transpo lalo na pag xdo ng late...Mmm w/ the other statement,,uu nga eh sayang...but thanks anywaynot only to that but to all aspects..hehehe!! gudluck w/ your new work...see yah soon hopefully..
      July 17, 2009 at 9:17pm ·

    • Rosel Barachina yeah! MAMIMISS KITA! hay bilis noh la ka na agad. basta ingat ka plage at magpataba ka na ha!!!
      July 18, 2009 at 1:13pm 
    • Mark Bryan V Garcia THANKS TO ALL OF YOU.
      July 18, 2009 at 2:38pm ·

    • Ronel Allen S. Cruz sad but that's part of life so i guess we'll just need to move on and do your best in your next endeavour gudluck and aim/soar high
      July 18, 2009 at 3:37pm ·

    • Minnie Minerva remember what ive told you on the card, youre one of the people i trust...thanks for the freindship..ill miss you bry pero neighbor tayo kaya daan ka lang sa bahay. goodluck i know you can do it what ever the challenges are w/ ur new job...
      July 19, 2009 at 11:48am ·

    • Walter Porquerino Bon,lumuluha kb habang ngttype ka ng mga yan? :)
      August 9, 2009 at 6:29pm · 

October 9, 2010

Gin Blossoms Live In Manila

Must Watch. Excited for this.

Gin Blossoms is an American rock/pop band formed in 1987, in Tempe, Arizona. They took their name from a photo of W.C. Fields which bore the caption "W.C. Fields with gin blossoms", referring to what appeared to be the actor's gin-ravaged nose, but was actually a skin condition known as rosacea. The band released three albums and had several hits in the mid 1990s, before breaking up in 1997. Five years later in 2002, the band reunited, released a DVD, resumed touring, and promised a fourth album. Major Lodge Victory, the Gin Blossoms' first album in ten years, was released on August 8, 2006 on the Hybrid Recordings label. Their fifth album, No Chocolate Cake, was released on September 28, 2010 through 429 Records.

Members of the band's early years include guitarist and songwriter Doug Hopkins, bassist Bill Leen, vocalist Robin Wilson, guitarist Richard Taylor, Taylor's original replacement Steven Severson, drummer Chris McCann, McCann's replacement Dan Henzerling, and Taylor's later replacement Jesse Valenzuela. In their early years, the Gin Blossoms became well-known locally around their hometown of Tempe, Arizona. The band's frequent touring resulted in an increase in popularity; the Blossoms also independently recorded their first full-length album, Dusted, which was released in 1989.
By the early 1990s, the lineup had changed to Leen on bass, Hopkins on guitar, Valenzuela on guitar and vocals, Wilson on vocals and acoustic guitar, and Phillip Rhodes on drums. After being signed with A&M Records, the band began to work on their major-label debut. Initial attempts to create a major-label record faltered and the band released an EP, Up and Crumbling, instead.
Reflecting on the unpleasant new experience of life in a band under a major record label, Gin Blossoms named their first full-length studio album New Miserable Experience. In February 1992, while still working to complete it, founding member and lead guitarist/songwriter Doug Hopkins drank heavily and grew increasingly stubborn and disillusioned with the process. Faced with the prospect of being dropped by A&M, the band terminated Hopkins and replaced him with Scott Johnson. The album was completed and the first single released from it was Hopkins' song "Hey Jealousy". It would reach #25 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #4 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks, largely fueling the success of New Miserable Experience. However, the achievement would be overshadowed by Hopkins' suicide on December 4, 1993. The following year, another song penned by Hopkins, "Found Out About You", would also reach #25 on the Billboard Hot 100 and climb to #1 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks.
Between their debut and second albums, the Gin Blossoms provided the single "Til I Hear It from You" for the Empire Records soundtrack. It reached #9 on the Billboard Hot 100. Their second major album, Congratulations I'm Sorry, was released in 1996. Yielding one top ten hit, "Follow You Down" - #9 Billboard Hot 100, the album met with mixed reviews.

The Blossoms broke up in the spring of 1997, and each band member moved on to his own project. Vocalist Wilson and drummer Rhodes launched the Gas Giants. Bassist Leen retired from music to operate a rare-book store. Guitarist Valenzuela fronted a short-lived outfit called the Low Watts, released a solo album, and kept busy writing and producing. Wilson ventured into producing as well, at his Mayberry Studios in Tempe, Arizona.
The Gas Giants announced an "indefinite hiatus" in June 2001. On December 4, 2001, it was announced that Scott would leave his current band, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, to rejoin the Gin Blossoms. The band regrouped and began playing together again in earnest (having done a couple of one-off shows in the interim) in 2002. In the words of frontman Robin Wilson at the time, "We always said our breakup wasn't forever and right now we're all feeling like we want to be Gin Blossoms again. We make a noise together that we can't make otherwise. We respect and appreciate that we need each other to create that sound. This time we hope to avoid being swallowed by the chaos."[2]
In preparation to the band's official reunion show, Rhodes suffered a meltdown due to his ongoing battle with alcohol.[3] Shortly after entering rehab, he was formally dismissed from the band.[3] Phil Leavitt of dada originally took Rhodes' place in the lineup, and then Gary Smith (of The Pistoleros, another Tempe band) stepped in. Scott Kusmirek took over drumming for the band from 2002 to 2004. In January 2005, it was announced that Rhodes, who had been sober for over two years, would rejoin the band. The re-entry of Rhodes was short-lived, however. The torrent of acrimony that swelled on the band's bulletin board subsequent to Rhodes' termination illustrates the intensity of the conflict. Kusmirek returned to the band, taking Rhodes' place. "The Kooze", as he is affectionately known, served as drummer for the Gin Blossoms until September 30, 2008, when a press release issued by the band explained he and the group parted ways. The current drummer is John Richardson.[4]
The band's fourth album, Major Lodge Victory, was originally recorded at Robin Wilson's Mayberry Studios in Tempe. However, the album was then re-recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis, the same studio at which the band had recorded all of their previous albums, along with other notable groups such as Big Star and The Replacements. Major Lodge Victory was released by Hybrid Recordings on August 8, 2006, and "Learning the Hard Way" was the first single. Major Lodge Victory debuted at number 159 on the Billboard 200 album chart. This was the first time the Gin Blossoms had appeared on the Billboard 200 chart in 10 years, one month, and two weeks.[5] Gin Blossoms had last appeared on the chart during the week of July 13, 1996, with their previous album, Congratulations… I'm Sorry. Since reuniting, the band has toured at various locations across the United States.
Frontman Robin Wilson is best known for his interaction with the crowd. He often hands off a tambourine to a lucky fan in the front row to strike in sync with the drum beat. He's also been known to sing directly into fans' cell phones during some of their more established hits such as "Follow You Down" and "'Til I Hear It From You". Often during live performances, Wilson will also introduce the band to the audience. He typically calls himself "Bif Del Monte", and introduces Jesse Valenzuela as his brother, "Pablo Del Monte". Former member and co-founder of the band, Doug Hopkins (deceased), was known as "Otis Del Monte", while bass player Bill Leen is known as "Soup-bone Del Monte", and drummer Phillip Rhodes as "Guido Del Monte". These nicknames came from the band's early days playing at local bars around their hometown of Tempe, Arizona. As the story goes, one night the band was set to perform a gig at Long Wong's, a local bar. However, the members were forced to change their names, in order to avoid trouble with the law. The band went on the bill as the Del Montes, and the name stuck.
Gin Blossoms released a live album, Live In Concert, on May 15, 2009. This album contains live recordings of the band's hits such as "Hey Jealousy" and "Follow You Down", as well as recent singles such as "Learning the Hard Way" and "Long Time Gone," and also a live cover of Elton John's "Rocket Man"
The band's fifth studio album, No Chocolate Cake, was released September 28, 2010. The first single, "Miss Disarray" was released to stations on August 2, 2010.

Studio albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US US Heat. US Ind.
1989 Dusted
  • Released:
  • Label:
  • Format:

1992 New Miserable Experience
  • Released: August 4, 1992
  • Label: A&M
  • Format:
30 1 4x Platinum[1]
1996 Congratulations… I'm Sorry
  • Released: February 13, 1996
  • Label: A&M
  • Format:
10 Platinum[1]
2006 Major Lodge Victory
  • Released: August 8, 2006
  • Label: Hybrid
  • Format:
159 10
2010 No Chocolate Cake
  • Released: September 28, 2010
  • Label: 429 Records
  • Format:
73 14
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.


Year Song US US Main. US Mod. AC AC Top 40 Album
1992 "Lost Horizons" New Miserable Experience
1993 "Mrs. Rita" 36
"Hey Jealousy" 25 4
1994 "Until I Fall Away" 40 13 23
"Found Out About You" 25 5 1 38
"Allison Road" 20 39
1995 "Til I Hear It from You" 9 4 5 3 Empire Records [Soundtrack]
1996 "Follow You Down" 9 6 8 22 3 Congratulations… I'm Sorry
"Day Job" 29 21
"As Long as It Matters" 75 30
"Not Only Numb"
2006 "Learning the Hard Way" 25 Major Lodge Victory
"Long Time Gone"
2010 "Miss Disarray"

No Chocolate Cake
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.