Thursday, November 22, 2007

Philippine TV Ratings November 19, 2007 Mega Manila

November 19 (Monday)


  1. Whammy! Push Your Luck (GMA-7) - 24.3%
  2. Eat Bulaga! (GMa-7) / Daisy Siete (GMA-7) / Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal (ABS-CBN) - 21.6%
  3. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 18.1%
  4. Pasan Ko Ang Daigdig (GMA-7) - 17.6%
  5. Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 17.3%
  6. Couple or Trouble (GMA-7) - 16.1%
  7. My Only Love (GMA-7) - 16%
  8. Takeshi's Castle (GMA-7) - 14.6%
  9. Pinoy Movie Hits (ABS-CBN) - 13.2%
  10. SiS (GMA-7) - 10.8%


  1. Marimar (GMA-7) - 43.3%
  2. Kamandag (GMA-7) - 42.7%
  3. Zaido (GMA-7) - 36.7%
  4. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 34.5%
  5. La Vendetta (GMA-7) - 28.8%
  6. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 26.5%
  7. Princess Sarah (ABS-CBN) - 23.6%
  8. Pangarap Na Bituin (ABS-CBN) - 23%
  9. Hwang Jini (GMA-7) - 22.4 %
  10. Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition (ABS-CBN) - 20.8%

Source: AGB Nielsen Philippines

Saturday, November 03, 2007

The ending of da Harry Potter series has felt like da loss of a gr8 friend... from Article

We've grown up with Harry Potter. We've grown attached to him — whether on purpose or by just hearing Daniel Radcliffe say, "Expecto Patronum!" on-screen — and we don't want to let him go.

First, we fell in love with the wonderful books based on his adventures and then we fell in love with the movies that brought the story to life. We've grown attached to Harry and his merry band of mischievous pals. We've sympathized with him when he mourned for his parents. We've felt hatred with him when he confronted Malfoy. We've felt happiness with him when he found love. We've also experienced fear and dread for the unexpected dangers that laid ahead awaiting his arrival — although he may have been bold enough to confront them.

Now, we can deduce that "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" — the concluding book — has finally brought Harry and the rest of the wizarding world immense triumph over the Dark Lord and his mercilessly tyrannical acts which mainly comprised of his frequent use of: the unforgivable curse , "Avada Kedavra!" to kill innumerable innocent people including James and Lily Potter & Cedric Diggory; and of his snake, Nagini, which also killed loads, ruthlessly, but on Voldemort's orders. One of the great personalities to have passed away in this manner is, Severus Snape.( R.I.P)

Harry has given us love for books and a love for knowledge that we wouldn't have had without reading the first line of the second book: "Not for the first time, an argument had broken out over breakfast at number four, Privet Drive." He got us to start reading all sorts of different books, and we don't think that we would be as big a fantasy fanatic as we are now without him. Because of Harry, we often stayed up until 4 or 5 in the morning, finishing a book that had us hooked.

So yes, we certainly do have love for Harry despite what everyone thinks!

Most of us who've read the Harry Potter series have found ourselves wishing that our principal was more like Dumbledore, or that we had a friend like Ron or Hermione. The characters, though rooted in fiction, are very relatable and most of us can identify with Harry, Ron and Hermione on some level. The books have created a whole new world that could be right outside our doors, or inside our train stations.

And now, letting Harry go has been one of the hardest things we've ever done. Harry is close to many people's hearts and no one wants to let him go. Of course, that doesn't mean he's dead, certainly not! Its simply means that the series has come to a final end, but nobody wants to accept the bitter truth.

Yet, here we stand, feeling immensely sad, completely lonely, with nothing so gripping to read, nothing to divert our attention from the real world; our lives half over, our souls half missing… the world seems to have come to a weird predicament, with nothing so fascinating to keep life going the way it used to, as there is no 8th book coming out to satisfy our insatiable greed for more!

Although the movies are also pretty entertaining, unfortunately they do not prize the same charm as the books (even though in the form of movies, all the parts have not been released and are still yet to come!). Hence we will always miss Harry Potter; and even if we re-read the books, it will definitely not feel the same as reading a fresh book, moving a step ahead in the adventure that we thought would never come to an end; simply because, by re-reading we may be quenching our thirst temporarily, but it will surely return, pricking for more (unread) quests, occurrences and events belonging to Harry Potter's life!

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