PBB Celebrity Edition debuts tonight

Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition 2 logo

Weeeeeeee! I can’t tell you how excited I am right now. The launch of the Second Celebrity Edition of Pinoy Big Brother tonight has gotten me all worked up that I’m so lazy to post a proper, well, blog post. So I just snatched a story from the official Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition website hoping ABS-CBN won’t sue my little tush.

Ang dating border ni Kuya, Bianca Gonzales, gives us to a sneak peek on what’s waiting for us at PBB Celebrity Edition’s kick-off tonight! Currently at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ortigas where the new celeb housemates are billeted since Friday, Bianca excitedly shared additional information to their identities. She even toured the 7th floor where all the housemates where staying and spoke to one of them!

Preparations for PBB Celebrity Edition 2 are in full-swing right now at the hotel. The 13 housemates are already blindfolded and covered whenever they leave their rooms. All of them were called into the hotel one by one by Big Brother and are briefed with the rules of the house. The housemates also underwent the standard operating procedure of luggage checks and were taught on how to use the lapel.

As for the identities of the housemates here are some more clues straight from Bianca on The Buzz! Get ready to meet the Celebrity Hunk, Celebrity Babe, Wild Child, Princess of Charm, True Lover, Poor Beauty Queen, Despised Babe, English Outcast, Desirable Diva, Lonely Dreamboy, Mom in Distress and the Komedyanteng Promdi. Bianca even talked to one of the male housemates but their short conversation was in between a closed door. Talk about being so close, yet so far!

Going crazy from guessing? Well, don’t miss PBB Celebrity Edition 2’s grand debut tonight at 9:30pm to find out if your hunches are right!

Blogging: Search for Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs ends

Digital Filipino’s latest writing project, the search for the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2007, has drawn to a close after almost three months. A brainchild of SEO expert and blogger extraordinaire Janette Toral, the project of identifying new and emerging blogs that are making an impact on its readers has drawn more than 500 nominations from different bloggers across what we call the Philippine blogosphere. In the end, however, only 10 blogs will be chosen.

Sadly, Ceskypooh’s World, though nominated early in the search by Mon Macutay of GM Tristan Online, was disqualified because it had been started before August 1, 2006 (although technically, this blog really got things going in March 2007 hehe).

On a more cheerful note, however, it’s good to see the names of familiar blogs in the masterlist of nominees—truly, they are deserving not only of the prizes but the distinction. Among these blogs and bloggers are Aileen Apolo’s An Apple A Day, Chris and Apples Haravata’s Kubiertos, Paolo Mendoza’s The Philosophical Bastard, Dine Racoma’s The D Spot, Sally Lo’s The Angel’s Garden, Miss Trinity Divine’s Female Gamer, Carlo Ople’s Waukster, and Chino Yray’s Voluntary Death. If only Dada Joel and I got our acts together, we would’ve voted for these wonderful people.

Anyway, it’s time to end this post. Good luck to all the nominees and congratulations to all the winners. See you on August 1.

PBB2: Housemates rock to ‘Sexy Back’ in Thanksgiving Party

Found this on YouTube. The video shows some of the Pinoy Big Brother Season 2 housemates bathed in red light, dancing Sexy Back by Justin Timberlake at the show’s Thanksgiving Party.

It’s a pity, though, that fans of the show were not invited to any party, thanksgiving or otherwise, hosted by the housemates. That would have been a blast.

This particular party, the one shown in the video, wasn’t even aired—at least I think it wasn’t aired since no one I know had watched it before seeing it on YouTube.

Food: Tasting Asia at SM Mall of Asia

Dada Joel is currently at a bloggers gathering at the SM Mall of Asia, the largest shopping center in, where else, Asia. He’s probably rubbing elbows with blogging luminaries such as Noemi Dado, Dine Racoma, Jayvee Fernandez, Janette Toral, Aileen Apolo, Abe Olandres, Marcelle Fabie, and if I type any more names WordPress might run out of space.

Anyway, I just want to give a warm shoutout to all the bloggers in the Philippines. Truly, the Pinoy blogger’s tribe is increasing and getting stronger. Here’s showing the world that Filipinos are powers to reckon with in the World Wide Web.

Events: Are you ready for RAW action and war?

Diehard RAW!

Uncle Ninong Jasper’s bringing out the big guns, literally and figuratively, this Sunday, July 1, at Baghdad in Libis, Quezon City, for the First Philippine Real Action Wargame Competition.

If you look at the banner for the event, you’ll see Bruce Willis’ handsome, blood-streaked mug. That’s because the event is tied to the premiere of the movie Diehard 4.0, sponsored by radio station Wave 89.1.

So what are you waiting for? Hie on over to the official site, read all about the event, and prepare for war on Sunday. You might also want to know what guns they’ll be using for the wargames. If you’re curious enough, click this.