My latest entry on this blog was five days ago. That wasn’t really a long absence, but considering how on certain days I could whip up about two to three new entries within 24 hours, I probably look like I’m slacking off. I know a few readers of this blog who get really impatient whenever two days have passed and there’s nothing new in here.
Ok, what’s new with me: Well, I was supposed to beat a deadline last Tuesday, but after spending one late night at the office with no dinner my boss probably realized the futility of trying to beat that insane deadline with just me working on it, so we ended up just submitting whatever was available and asking for an extension for the rest. I’m sure the provincial office would understand; after all, our report is highly dependent on whatever our clients submit, and if they don’t submit anything, citing such lame reasons as, “we don’t have any fasteners” there’s really nothing much we could do anymore, right?
So, work deadline? Taken care of. However, my woes ain’t over yet. My mom’s blood pressure shot way down yesterday morning for whatever reason (I think it’s an after-effect of her amoebiasis last week) so now she’s in the hospital undergoing more tests. She’s alright, though; in fact, she ends up eating whenever she sees food, so I don’t think she’s sick at all.
Most Filipino readers of this blog are probably aware of how GMA-7’s news anchors, specifically Pia Guanio, have butchered practically every Korean name they say in their news broadcasts. The most famous of which is how they came up with several versions of the name Kim Hyun Joong. Last night, they featured Park Yong Ha’s funeral and Ms. Guanio introduced him as… “Pork Yong Ha”. (I suddenly had visions of pork dumplings when she said that.) I was also told that they mistakenly referred to SS501’s Kim Hyung Joon as the guy who recently went to the Philippines (it was Hyun Joong who went here, not Hyung Joon) as a member of the group… Beast. I would’ve understood if they said he was from U-KISS because at least Hyung Joon’s brother is from that group, but that’s still a FAIL (and poor Ki Bum if that happened; in another GMA-7 show that featured U-KISS, they mistakenly showed a photo of Super Junior’s Kim Ki Bum in place of U-KISS’ Kim Ki bum).
And to further show how much of an EPIC FAIL their researchers are: I would’ve thought that the reason why the Park Yong Ha news was featured on a primetime news program here was because Park Yong Ha was in the cast of Winter Sonata and it was one of the most popular Korean dramas here. Instead, the reason why they featured it is because… Jodie of Stairway to Heaven (referrring to Choi Ji Woo) attended the funeral. Uh, GMA-7 peeps, didn’t you even wonder why “Jodie” was there? She was “Janice” before she became “Jodie”, remember?