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BackStreet Boys are finally in Lima. Actually, I just found out – because I was checking in case tomorrow’s concert was canceled… but no, it’s not. I’m excited. xD

But to tell you the truth, apparently not AS excited as some of the fans that went to the airport.

Crazy violent video, eh? Well, the guys are also twittering~~ and here are some of their funny twittering, typos and all~~ from their arrival to Lima.

OMG- Lima, Peru is crazy yo!! Hundreds upon hundreds of you at the airport. Wonder how the rest of the tour is going to stack up! Viva Peru!

Mmmmm…..Pisco Sours! Said in Homer Simpson style- HD + BL

Ceviche Time!! HD, Brock and Nic

Can you believe I’m eating again?? Howie

we are eating Loma Saltado! – (yes, they did type “loma” instead of  “lomo”) xD

See… everyone loves eating. Actually, I just had my fair bit of eating~~~ I did Chinese food though… REALLY good nonetheless~~

Anyway, am super excited for the concert. And should be going to bed to BSB music tonight to get in the mood.

This is an un-official “Why the 90’s Ruled or Not”.

Remember those days when Discovery Kids (Latin America) was actually for kids – you know, 10-13 year old kids – and not babies~~ I mean, COME ON! Teletubbies??? Shoot me in the face already!!

Back in the day, when I was a 10 year old kid… my family first got cable. If I recall correctly, Discovery Kids Latin America used to be in channel 65 or 85 or something, and it had awesome programming for intellectual kids like me~~ Truth be told, most my younger cousins didn’t watch Discovery Kids ever, but I did… and I’m an avid TV watcher since I was a kid. That’s my market~

What did I used to watch on Discovery Kids? Well, I had my first introduction to the Internet thanks to them! Cyberkids was one of the programs I used to watch, and probably shaped me in the way that I am today… you know? Blogger, Web Designer, Web Surfer~~~

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Been a long time since the last ‘why the 90s ruled’ [click to get the other posts] – almost a whole year, in fact. The other day, actually whenever I ended up talking about TV and growing up, I ended up talking about the different in thematics on shows for teenagers. We always end up asking if TV’s changed because teens have changed, or if teens have changed because TV has. Which is really the cause, and which the consequence?

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Meet Joe Black

January 3, 2009 — Leave a comment

I got a little help for the “Best Kisses” list which I haven’t worked on in… a year? They reminded me of Meet Joe Black. I remember the day I saw Meet Joe Black – I was in high school, and had gotten terribly sick, so I rented a couple of films. I always thought I had fallen asleep in the middle of the film due to my illness, years later I found out that I always dozed off in the same part~~ LOL However, it IS an interesting film…

Anyway, Meet Joe Black is the HOTTEST I’ve seen Brad Pitt, plus the peanut butter scene… peanut butter will never be the same after this film. But the peanut butter has nothing to do with this Best Kiss.

Brad Pitt and Claire Forlani kiss… what? Twice? But that scene… that LONG scene of them just sort of hovering around each other, then giving a little kiss, and Forlani taking his shirt off to ‘make love’ to Death. And Death is a virgin… and there’s dramatic music~~ and nice bright light.

Thanks to BradFans.Net for the captures. Some simple graphics after the break…
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VMA’s still on, and Pink just performed So What, which I dig. I actually own all Pink albums, even the first one, and I know that Pink pumps the audience good, just didn’t feel the performance tonight… Best of the night though, up until now.

Now, onto rumblings… Britney WON! She actually won a Moonman, which my dad was sure she wasn’t gonna do, and he was left flabbergasted. LOL – Anyway, I actually don’t care for any of the nominees… actually, dunno who’s nominated so I’m kinda going with the flow. xD But Britney won! Yes, I was also surprised, as I thought Katy Perry was gonna win and all…

Why the hell did MTV cut to commercials when The Ting Tings were performing? WHY! And they should really think about changing the category names from such as Best Female Video to Most Popular Video by a Female, because it’s hard to believe that a video by Jordin Sparks could win a spot in the nominees, instead of a Bjork’s video.

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Hitoride Dekirumon! is another NHK show for children I happen to see on my archived videos. It ran through 1991 to 2006 (quite the long run compared to Occidental children programming). Not entirely sure what the name means, Google Translate shows it as One Possible!, but I’m more inclined to say that Continue Reading…

Eigo de Asobo (in its original 1990 title display 英語であそぼ, or in hiragana えいごであそぼ), meaning… I think, Play in English or Let’s Play in English. Well, I actually didn’t know what the heck ASOBO meant, lol… but I looked it up. (answer here, if you’re interested in use and phrases), is another NHK show I remember catching a glimpse of. I actually went through my video archive on VCR tapes, and I had recorded some of the show during its 1998-2001 period.

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I cannot utterly believe WHY I’m posting this, but… while rummaging through my dusty albums, I discovered the first album I ever EVER bought, back when I was 10? This is WHY we love the early to mid-90’s because the 90’s were tacky… if the 80’s were tacky in American and the rest of the world, we certainly caught up in the 90’s, people.

For past reasons of why they ruled, check the following links:

Part I
Part II
Part III (Disney Edition)
Part IV (Ruth rules Edition)

Forget about leg-warmers, puffy hair and big glasses… though Beals and Matlin certainly blossomed. *tsk tsk* – My 90’s were tacky… flamboyant primary-colored suited boy bands waving and wooshing their flamboyant fans while singing Locomia, LOL’ Or velveted rancheras singing Querida… originally performed by my Latin version of Elton John, with Juan Gabriel. LOL’ But back to the album I found people… Continue Reading…

Buffy Reunites!

March 23, 2008 — Leave a comment

The Paley Television Festival paid tribute to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, because Buffy is cool, okay? Anyway, they managed to reunite most of the cast (except for Willow, Faith, Giles and Angel… aka. Alisson Hannigan, Eliza Dushku, Anthony Stewart Head and David Boreanaz).

I was trying to find different photos of the event, but all were basically the same… SMG with Green, low-res group photos, etc. However, it was nice to hear about Emma Caulfield out and about, since we don’t get to hear much from her projects. I have a few links talking about the event:
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We’re back with a new edition of why the 90’s ruled!! For past reasons of why they ruled, check the following links:

Part I
Part II
Part III (Disney Edition)

Ruth InfarinatoThis time, I’m gonna be talking about the coolest VJ in MTV Latin America, and that was Ruth! The orange-haired Argentinean who graced MTV Latin America for long enough so she could make an impact on my TV viewing. She was chill, she was hip… she was just what VJs are supposed to be.

According to Wikipedia, Ruth is a host and an actress, and became one of the main figures for the Latin American youth thanks to her job as a VJ for over 10 years. I mainly knew her from her show Conexion, but she also hosted, co-produced and wrote several other interactive programs… which make her even cooler.

You see, MTV was cooler at that point in time… VJs didn’t try hard to be hip and cool. MTV was actually about music, and reality tv and crappy series weren’t part of the scheduling. You could actually keep your tv on MTV, and no one would think that was weird. There was also Daria, Beavis and Butthead, and even Ren and Stimpy!

And why the heck am I writing about this? Well, I was watching old tapes, and I had recorded some of Ruth’s show Conexion. I actually ended up watching the whole show, and it made me nostalgic about watching MTV, lol. I barely watch any MTV, maybe I occasionally end up watching it at 3 or 4 in the morning, but you wouldn’t catch me watching it during the day.

Nowadays, I tend to watch more VH1, but it’s not necessarily good either, but it’s better than MTV’s programs… most of the times. I remember that in Canada I began watching MuchMusic, which is like Canadian MTV… after a while, I was more of a MuchMoreMusic type of person, almost like the Canadian version of VH1. I did watch quite a bit of CMT too, but that was in Canada – Cable in Peru did had, at one point in time, CMT in their listing but it didn’t last much longer than a month.