Monday, June 20, 2011

Fairy Tales Do Come True

Duchess Catherine
Fairy Tales Do Come True

MOD June 2011

Some fairy tales start with “Once upon a time, in a faraway land...” This one starts in 2001 at the University of St. Andrews where William, second in line to the throne of Commonwealth realms, was taking up geography, and Catherine Elizabeth Middleton was studying History of Art.
Kate and William were only friends, taking up a subject or two together, up until Kate modeled in a student fashion show that made the prince notice her and tell a friend, “Wow! Kate’s hot!”

A year after, their friendship blossomed into something special. They shared a flat for the last two years of their college life.

Although they broke up in 2007, their friendship remained intact, as they had often been seen together. The couple announced their engagement on November 16 last year.
Prince William proposed to Kate at a secluded lake by Mount Kenya.
After years of romance, the couple said “I will” at the Westminster Abbey, where
William’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, was wed, last April 29, 2011. The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Rowan Williams, officiated the ceremony.
Like everyone else, William noticed how Kate looked in her Grace Kelly-inspired gown by Sarah Burton from Alexander McQueen. “You look beautiful,” William told his bride when she reached the altar.
Kate followed the old adage. She had something old—the lace of her gown came from a 19th-century Irish tradition; something borrowed, which is a 1936 Cartier Halo tiara and was Queen Elizabeth II’s no less; something new—her diamond earrings were a gift from her parents; and something blue, which was a ribbon of blue interwoven into her gown.

Meanwhile, William wore his Irish Guards Mounted Officer’s uniform in Guard of Honor Order with a Forage Cap. He had on a red tunic which featured the Irish Guards’ arrangement of buttons in groups of four, a gold and crimson sash, and gold sword slings, although he did not carry a sword.

“We were supposed to have a small family affair,” Prince William said to Kate’s dad, Michael Francis Middleton.

Unfortunately, their celebrity status forbade them to do so. Two thousand of the couple’s friends and family, and dignitaries watched them inside the abbey, and an estimated two billion from their television screens around the world.
Kate’s wedding promise was similar to Princess Diana—“Love, comfort, honour, and keep” him, omitting the word obey from the vows.

Kate’s sister, Pippa, was her maid of honor, while Harry, William’s brother, stood as his best man. People were trying to match the two up, but it seemed like they weren’t hit by Cupid’s arrows. Prince Harry reportedly told his on-and-off girlfriend, Chelsea Davy, “You’re next.”
After their wedding, the newlyweds were given the title Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

THEIR wedding may be so public, but William and Kate, now known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, managed to escape to the islands of the Seychelles—specifically to the North Island—for their honeymoon.

The Duke and Duchess weren’t the first celebs to seek the solace of Seychelles. Among those reported to have enjoyed the privacy of the romantic destination were Bill Gates, who was on Fregate Island; Paul McCartney and ex-wife Heather Mills on Cousin, another island in the Seychelles; and Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt on North Island. David and Victoria Beckham have also vacationed there.
The islands boast of private villas, each with its own guest relations officer, a butler, and a chef all ready to give you, well, a royal treatment.

Kate and William spent their first night as husband and wife at the Buckingham Palace. Then, days after, hand in hand, they walked to where a helicopter waited for them to ferry them to their honeymoon escape. Kate donned a light blue dress, dark jacket, and platform shoes, while William wore a casual pale blue shirt and navy jacket.

The union of William and Kate has revitalized the British monarchy as hundreds of thousands cheered the couple throughout their wedding rites.
Millions more watched the royal spectacle on television, witnessing the couple pledge “I will,” during the nuptial ceremonies at the Westminster Abbey, and delighting over the couple’s much awaited kiss—two kisses, actually—on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
Kate, escorted by her dad, rode a Rolls-Royce on her way to her altar date with William. At that exact moment, the sun lit her way, a sign, television hosts exclaimed, that the heavens must be blessing this royal union.
UK grants P4.19 million to aid investigation of human rights cases

The British Embassy through its Human Rights and Democracy Programme is providing funds amounting to £59,131.72 (approximately P4.19 million) for a project that will train health professionals in providing proper documentation and expert testimony in human rights cases. The programme will improve the quality of medical evidence presented in court, thereby increasing the likelihood of prosecution.

The British Embassy Manila recently signed a contract with the non-governmental organisation Medical Action Group (MAG) to carry out the project, which will address the lack of medical documentation standards for torture cases, often resulting in the rejection of medical evidence by the courts on grounds that it was not “scientific” enough.

“The effective prosecution of the perpetrators of human rights violations is essential in upholding justice and human rights in the country. This project will have a direct impact on the ability to investigate and secure prosecutions by improving the quality of medical evidence in court cases. We will continue to support the Philippines in its efforts to implement international human rights standards,” said British Ambassador Stephen Lillie.

An estimated 150 public health doctors will participate in the training, from provinces with high incidences of human rights violations which include Tawi-Tawi, Zamboanga del Norte, Maguindanao, Surigao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Northern Samar, Masbate, Metro Manila, Abra and Misamis Occidental. The training will cover international human rights standards, rights-based approach and legal medicine for human rights cases.

The MAG training courses have already produced positive results. Just recently, the Commission on Human Rights’ Central Mindanao regional office filed a torture case against a police superintendent and his subordinates after it concluded that they mishandled two suspects. The conclusion was based on the medical examination by a MAG-trained physician of the Mindanao Human Rights Action Centre.

MAG has already forged an agreement with the Commission of Human Rights (CHR) and the Association of Municipal Health Officers of the Philippines (AMHOP) on co-operation in medico-legal investigation of human rights cases.

HBO Asia Schedule

Tuesday, 21st June 2011
05:35am-Bored To Death S208: Super Ray Is Mortal!
06:00am-Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
07:30am-Cadillac Man
09:15am-Little Man Tate
11:00am-The Education Of Little Tree
03:15pm-We're No Angels (1989)
05:00pm-Citizen Cohn
09:00pm-Red Dragon
11:00pm-Year One

Wednesday, 22nd June 2011
12:45am-Destiny Turns On The Radio
07:00am-Little Man Tate
09:30am-Year One
11:15am-She's Out Of My League
01:00pm-Message In A Bottle
03:10pm-Seeing Double
04:45pm-Gifted Hands
06:15pm-Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths
09:00pm-The Shawshank Redemption
11:30pm-Shutter Island

Thursday, 23rd June 2011
01:45am-Bored To Death S208: Super Ray Is Mortal!
04:05am-American Pie : Book Of Love
05:30am-Seeing Double
07:00am-She's Out Of My League
09:00am-Rob Roy
01:00pm-The Shawshank Redemption
03:30pm-For Hope
05:15pm-Little Man Tate
07:15pm-An Education
09:00pm-Mildred Pierce S104: Chapter 4
10:10pm-Mildred Pierce S105: Chapter 5
11:30pm-The Taking Of Pelham 1 2 3

Friday, 24th June 2011
01:15am-The Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day
02:50am-Mildred Pierce S104: Chapter 4
04:00am-Mildred Pierce S105: Chapter 5
05:25am-An Education
07:00am-Gifted Hands
08:45am-We're No Angels (1989)
10:30am-Mildred Pierce S104: Chapter 4
11:40am-Mildred Pierce S105: Chapter 5
01:00pm-Monsters VS. Aliens
02:35pm-Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths
04:00pm-Trading Places
07:20pm-17 Again
09:00pm-Robin Hood
11:30pm-The Karate Kid (2010)

Saturday, 25th June 2011
03:15am-Poison IVy: The Secret Society
04:50am-Mildred Pierce S104: Chapter 4
06:00am-Mildred Pierce S105: Chapter 5
07:20am-Year One
09:00am-Darcy's Wild Life S103: A Chick Thing
09:30am-Darcy's Wild Life S104: Strange Critters
01:30pm-Dance Flick
03:00pm-Trading Places
05:00pm-Top Secret!

Sunday, 26th June 2011
12:40am-Ninja Assassin
02:15am-Jaws: The Revenge
03:45am-Fire In The Sky
07:20am-Top Secret!
09:00am-Darcy's Wild Life S105: Queen Of The Rodeo
09:30am-Darcy's Wild Life S106: Darcy's Mild Life
10:00am-School Ties
01:50pm-The Two Jakes
04:10pm-The Karate Kid (2010)
06:30pm-Mildred Pierce S104: Chapter 4
07:40pm-Mildred Pierce S105: Chapter 5
09:00pm-Clash Of The Titans (2010)
10:45pm-Clash Of The Titans

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Casting call for an independent feature film to be shot around Laguna.

Two (2) actresses, late 20s to early 30s
One (1) actor, late 20s to early 30s
One (1) actress, early 40s to mid-40s
One (1) actress, 45-50s
One (1) actress, mid-20s to early 30s

With ot without acting experience

Preferably, all should have dark/morena/moreno features. The actor should be lean, agile and strong.

All interested applicants should submit an info sheet/bio data with 2x2 picture. Please indicate the role you want and your contact details. Submit application to


Crazy Carabao (in front of Ba'an Thai)
10666 Oregano Street, Sta. Fe Subd., LB, Laguna
c/o Kei Tan

Deadline of submission is on June 24.

For inquiries, contact Kei Tan at 0916.3



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Monday, June 13, 2011

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‘A good teacher has high hopes for her students’

‘A good teacher has high hopes for her students’
Published MOD May 2011

DEALING with kids, those screaming little tykes running around and refusing to give in to their whim, can be tough. Imagine doing so with children with special needs every single day. Michelle Arriola happily experiences just that. A Filipina born in the United States, Michelle is a teacher at Cardenas School in Chicago. The school is located in the Mexican-American community known as Little Village.
Michelle took up Early Child Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).

“I wanted to be a teacher because I love helping children learn and fulfill their dreams,” she says.
Michelle plans to take up her Master’s degree in Education and English as a Second Language (ESL). “English is the second language of most of my students. I want to learn more about how to teach English Language Learners (ELLs) so I can meet my students’ needs.”
That will be in the coming school year. Meanwhile, Michelle is enjoying her summer vacation in Manila with her relatives. She shares with MOD her insights on education and the challenges of teaching.

Different levels of learning. “I teach children with special needs—those with Autism, Down syndrome, developmental delays, speech delays, cognitive delays, learning disabilities, and a lot of different kinds of disabilities—in preschool and kindergarten. Teaching kids with special needs is different from teaching kids who are typically developing because they are at different levels, mentally. I might have a three-year-old, but mentally, he is nine-month-old. So I need to make a lesson plan that he would be able to understand. In my classroom there are also children who are non-verbal. They have no speech at all. These students are most likely the ones to be screaming, crying, and having a tantrum because they are frustrated that they cannot express what they want or what they need.”

Help them learn. “There are kids with Autism who need to follow an exclusive schedule. A regular teacher won’t be able to do that, because she has 25 other kids to worry about. I’m lucky I have a small classroom. I only attend to 10 students in the morning and 10 students in the afternoon. I think that’s helpful in their learning, too. I’m also fortunate to have two aides in my classroom to help me.”

Know what is important. “My parents raised me to believe that education is important. I want to teach kids, and teach them that learning, being educated, and going to school are really important.”

Patience is a virtue. “A good teacher is someone who is patient with the children. She teaches to the best of the abilities of the kids. If a kid is a visual learner or an auditory learner, the teacher will adjust for that student. I think a good teacher tries to understand the student, where he comes from. Most of all, a good teacher has high hopes for her students.”

Magic moments. “Teachers aren’t supposed to have favorites. I have a bond with all my students, and I would say that I have favorite moments with each of them. For example, one of my students just learned how to write his first and last name on his own. Another student learned to sing the ABC. Those are two different things, but they are both favorite moments.”

Rewards plus. “The most rewarding thing about being a teacher is seeing the kids grow, learn, and understand the concepts that I am teaching them.”

Do your best. “I hope that my students will be able to go the next grade, learning the best that they can. I try to teach the basics—colors, shapes, and letters, spell their names. I just want them to know that they can try their best.”

Kids as teachers. “I have learned from the kids that every day is different, and to look at challenges as something that can be overcome. Most important, they taught me to have fun.”

Friday, June 10, 2011

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Fit for the Big Day

Fit for the Big Day
Published MOD Magazine June 2011 Bridal Special

BRIDES are the best example of figure-conscious women. Take recently wed Kate Middleton, who many considered to have a fab body with her size 6 prior to her wedding. But when she walked down the aisle, she was down to an enviable, eat-your-heart-out size 2!
Pre-wedding jitters or the now popular Dukan diet might have caused the weight loss. But hey, isn’t it a bride’s dream to always look beautiful when she dons that white gown?

Method Madness
HERE are modern methods of eating healthy and exercising right:
The 5-Factor Diet
Harley Pasternak, author of The 5-Factor World Diet, says, “The key is to have amazing shoulders and arms. Posture is really important. But it’s also important to have a really tight midsection, because the way a wedding dress hugs your midsection, you really want it lean and tight.”
Who’s into it: Hilary Duff and Katy Perry were just a few who tried to trim down before their big day. Katy was said to have dropped down to two dress sizes.
What to do: Eat five meals—two big meals and three snack meals a day. Don’t forget to exercise at least 25 minutes for 5 days a week.

Tracy Anderson Method
When stars such as Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow swear by this program, then you know that all the pain of exercise has its gain.
Who’s into it: Nicole Richie and Emily Blunt have both tested its efficiency before saying “I do.”
What to do: Limit what you eat and follow a strict diet plan, work out six days a week, with an hour devoted to dance aerobics and another to toning exercises.

Caveman’s Way Says S. Boyd Eaton, “We are the heirs of inherited characteristics accrued over millions of years; the vast majority of our biochemistry and physiology are tuned to life conditions that existed before the advent of agriculture some 10,000 years ago. Genetically, our bodies are virtually the same as they were at the end of the Paleolithic era some 20,000 years ago.”
Who’s into it: Elizabeth Hurley, whose model body got an even greater tone-up when she walked down the aisle. What to do: Swear off junk and fast food and munch only on food available during the Paleolithic times—plants and animals.

A physical, mental, and spiritual discipline, yoga has gained a following with fitness buffs.
Who’s into it: Reese Witherspoon has always been into running, but she had been seen with a yoga mat to prep for her recent wedding.
What you have to do: Enroll in a class or play that yoga video and get ready to stretch and tone your muscles

HBO Schedule

Here's what to look out for on HBO this week!

HBO Asia Schedules- Week of 13 June 2011 (GMT +8)

Monday, 13th June 2011
01:20am - Rob Roy
03:35am - Jaws: The Revenge
05:05am - Mortal Thoughts
07:00am - The Goonies
09:15am - White Palace
11:15am - Gifted Hands
01:00pm - She's Out Of My League
02:45pm - The Goonies
04:40pm - 2012
07:20pm - Polar Storm
09:00pm - An Education
10:45pm - Bored To Death S207: Escape From The Castle!
11:10pm - The Cat's Meow

Tuesday, 14th June 2011
01:15am - Double Team
03:00am - Polar Storm
05:00am - Bored To Death S207: Escape From The Castle!
05:20am - The Cat's Meow
07:15am - The Life Of David Gale
09:20am - It Takes Two
11:00am - Citizen Cohn
01:00pm - An Education
02:45pm - For Hope
04:30pm - The Education Of Little Tree
06:30pm - Hollywood Buzz 19
07:00pm - Tank Girl
09:00pm - He's Just Not That Into You
11:15pm - Destiny Turns On The Radio

Wednesday, 15th June 2011
01:00am - Rob Roy
03:15am - Citizen Cohn
05:15am - Tank Girl
07:00am - For Hope
08:45am - The Education Of Little Tree
11:00am - The Limits Of Control
01:00pm - Destiny Turns On The Radio
02:40pm - The Year Of Living Dangerously
04:30pm - Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
05:55pm - Battle Planet
07:20pm - Double Impact
09:00pm - Repo Men
10:50pm - Species II

Thursday, 16th June 2011
12:10am - Bored To Death S207: Escape From The Castle!
12:40am - American Pie : Book Of Love
02:10am - Poison IVy: The Secret Society
03:40am - Animals
05:10am - Double Impact
07:00am - Patch Adams
09:20am - The Limits Of Control
11:20am - Battle Planet
01:00pm - Julia
03:20pm - The Evening Star
05:25pm - Shirley Valentine
07:10pm - Witness
09:00pm - Mildred Pierce S103: Chapter 3
10:15pm - Chinatown

Friday, 17th June 2011
12:20am - The Two Jakes
03:00am - Mildred Pierce S103: Chapter 3
04:05am - The Limits Of Control
05:50am - Clifford's Really Big Movie
07:05am - The Limits Of Control
08:50am - Message In A Bottle
11:00am - Mildred Pierce S103: Chapter 3
12:15pm - Hollywood Buzz 20
01:00pm - The Jerk
02:35pm - Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
04:00pm - Ace Ventura When Nature Calls
05:35pm - Knucklehead
07:10pm - Love Happens
09:00pm - The Informant!
11:00pm - Proof Of Life

Saturday, 18th June 2011
01:15am - Witness
03:15am - Knucklehead
05:00am - Mildred Pierce S103: Chapter 3
06:00am - Clifford's Really Big Movie
07:15am - Knucklehead
09:00am - Scooter: Secret Agent S125: Operation Deception
09:30am - Scooter: Secret Agent S126: Operation Endgame
10:00am - Inkheart
11:50am - Imagine That
01:35pm - The Informant!
03:20pm - Love Happens
05:10pm - Julie & Julia
07:15pm - She's Out Of My League
09:00pm - Whiteout
10:45pm - Zombieland

Sunday, 19th June 2011
12:10am - Species II
01:35am - Cape Fear (1991)
03:40am - Love Happens
05:30am - Inkheart
07:20am - Seeing Double
09:00am - Darcy's Wild Life S101: Darcy's Wild Life
09:30am - Darcy's Wild Life S102: Baron Von Chimpie
10:00am - Hulk
12:15pm - Green Lantern: First Flight
01:35pm - Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths
02:50pm - The Shadow
04:45pm - He's Just Not That Into You
07:00pm - Mildred Pierce S103: Chapter 3
08:15pm - Hollywood Buzz 20
09:00pm - The Karate Kid (2010)
11:20pm - Terminator Salvation