Emo Haircuts Trends

Almost all the modern emo haircuts and emo hairstyles trends display a unique style that has emanated from the creativeness of new generations of emo boy and emo girls. Punk style hairstyles and hairstyles inspired by Indie Musical Band Stars are two of the most popular new hairstyle trends in emo boys and emo kids. Blonde emo girls hairstyles is not a new thing for many of you but in one of the latest new emo haircut trends, you can also witness copper blonde emo haircut styles.

Shorter and thinner haircuts are also two of the major emerging new trends in emo haircuts. Medium emo haircut might as well become a thing of the past especially if the new genre of emo haircut styles are fashions are anything to go by. What makes emo haircuts and emo fashion so popular is anybody's wild guess but one thing is certain in the fast moving world of Internet is that emo boys and girls are always at the center stage of any discussions about emo fashion.

Emo Haircuts Trends

Style Tips for Emos in the Year 2010

Emo in itself is not just a separate sect or a society but it reflects a lot about distinctive emo styles and emo trends. Regardless of whether you are emo or not, you might sometimes be looking out for tips and ideas about emo styles, emo hair fashion and emo clothes because of the popularity of emo people. In the 2010, there are lots of new trends emerging on the radar of emo styles. On the Internet, you can find tons of pages giving you various tips on how to look like emos.

However, if you are trying to go for emo styles for a change in the year 2010, the most important tip or suggestion is to look out for the styles that can help you in self-expression and the ones that can change your personal appearance through emo style clothes, emo hairstyles and emo fashion. Most of the emo styles include straight hairstyles and dark blonde hair dye, the basic tip is that you don't need any high sounding tools and accessories. You can attire like an emo with the most simple hair accessories and skinny jeans along with bright colored t-shirts.

Style Tips for Emos in the Year 2010
Style Tips for Emos in the Year 2010
Style Tips for Emos in the Year 2010
Style Tips for Emos in the Year 2010
Style Tips for Emos in the Year 2010

Emo Fashion in 2010

Emo Fashion in 2010

Emo fashion and punk fashion could perhaps be the subjects of talk in the town in the year 2010. Many people have started realizing that Emo fashion has lots to offer apart from the traditional emo hairstyles. Undoubtedly, the popularity graph of emo fashion is on the rise that was not visible during the earlier part of the 21st century. Emo fashion in 2010 offers lots of new trends and ideas not only for the hairstyles but also for the cool clothing fashion.

Emo fashion in 2010 includes bright and new trendy colored wristbands, artistic chains with logos of musical instruments, newer fabrics for emo clothes, cute looking emo hairbands, subtle looking emo handbags, stylish sports and casual shoes, and above all, all-new emo hairstyles with diverse lengths and hair colors and highlights. Emo punk music bands and their icons are also contributing greatly to introducing newer trends in emo fashion in 2010. It is only because of the strong and charming appeals and staying powers that emo fashion in 2010 would survive for a much longer period than the other mainstream fashions.

Emo Fashion in 2010

Awesome Emo Hair

"One of my most recent photos, Love the emo hair and the way the eyes match the background." - self portrait by ‹3//Josiah›

Awesome Emo Hair

"One of my most recent photos, Love the emo hair and the way the eyes match the background." - self portrait by ‹3//Josiah›

Kristen Stewart in Sydney

Kristen Stewart actually looked so pretty as compared to her usual goth self while doing press in Sydney, Australia for the upcoming Twilight Eclipse saga, we had to find out what makeup she used. Mark Celebrity Makeup Artist Mai Quynh gave us the dish:

”I started by applying mark For Goodness Face Antioxidant Skin Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 to Kristen’s skin as a moisturizing base.  I followed by applying mark Face Xpert Flawless Touch Makeup in Nude with the mark Foundation Brush to even out her skintone.  Next, I used mark Good Riddance Hook Up Concealer in Fair/Light around her nose and under her eyes to even out her complexion and mark Powder Buff Natural Skin Foundation in Nude to set her face.  To liven up her cheeks, I dusted mark Good Glowing Mosaic Blush Custom Color Palette in Hush Baby using the mark Angled Contour Face Brush.”

“To bring out Kristen’s eyes, I started by smudging mark I-mark Custom Pick Eyeshadow in Retro Peacock layered with Corset to the lids.  I used the mark Hook Up Eye Shadow Brush to apply the color and then the mark Angled Contour Eye Shadow Brush to blend upwards towards the brows.  I then lined the inner rim of her eyes with mark Eyemarker Color On Line in Enchanted Forest.  I finished off her smokey eye by smudging mark I-mark Custom Pick Eyeshadow in Corset along the lower lashes followed by two coats of mark Make It Big Lash Plumping Mascara in Raven.”

“I wanted Kristen to have a simple pink lip to balance her dramatic smokey eyes, so I used mark Dew Drenched Moisturlicious Lip Color in Pink Posey. The lipstick is super creamy and has lots of pigment to keep Kristen’s lips moisturized and looking gorgeous throughout the night.”

Usually grumpy K-Stew even cracked a smile!

Purple Lab Lookbook

When a budding beauty mogul asks you to model for her look book, you don't say no! That's how I found myself on Purple Lab founder, Karen Robinovitz's rooftop in Greenwich Village back in April, getting my makeup and hair done and modeling in front of a camera.


My Blue Lightening look was created by Stacie Ford, who used the following Purple Lab products:

*Skin- Pearlesque Show Primer followed by Silk Sheets
*Eyes- Lashionista Modelista, Luxury Squared
*Lips- Huge Lips Skinny Hips in Kitty Pole Dancer

Check out all the looks from the Purple Lab Look Book.
Photographer: Ana Schecter

Drayber sa kotse nga nibangga sa motorsiklo didto sa Loay nailhan na

Nailhan na sa kapulisan ang drayber sa usa ka Mitsubishi Lancer nga nibangga sa usa ka motorsiklo nga dunay sakay nga tulo ka mga batan-on sa nasudnong dalan sa Barangay Alegria Sur, Loay, Bohol niadtong Sabado sa kaadlawon.

Si Inspector Ricardo Tero, hepe sa Loay Police Station niila sa suspetsado si Lyn Taguro, hamtong nga panuigon, usa ka dalaga ug nagpuyo sa Graham Avenue, dakbayan sa Tagbilaran.

Mautd ni Tero nga ang abogado sa maong suspek nga si Manlalaban Hermilo Butron niduaw sa ilang buhatan aron pag bayad sa piyansa sa iyang kliyente apan wala kini nahimo kay wala pa mapasaka ang sumbong didto sa piskalya.

Sa laing bahin, gibutyag ni Tero nga usa sa mga biktima nga nailhan nga si Mark John Detallan, 17- anyos, ulitawo, taga Barangay Tinago, Dauis, Bohol giputlan sa wala niining paa sud sa Gov. Celestino Gallares Hospital human naka angkon kini ug bali atol sa maong aksidente. Niingon si Tero nga nabilin pa ang ubang unod sa biktima sa kotse nga may plaka numero GCT-860 atol sa ilang pagrikober sa maong sakyanan didto sa compound Palo Beach Resort sa samang lungsod. Laing mga biktima nga sila si Dexter John Guirigay, 22-anyos ug John Emil Guirigay, 30-anyos, nagpuyo gihapon sa barangay Tinago nadala usab sa samang tambalanan.

Source: BoholNewsDaily

June 2, 2010

Saw four beavers driving to and from work today. That's four beavers too many.

US survey on teen sex: More use rhythm method for birth control

ATLANTA – A growing number of teen girls say they use the rhythm method for birth control, and more teens also think it's OK for an unmarried female to have a baby, according to a government survey released Wednesday.

The report may help explain why the teen pregnancy rate is no longer dropping like it was.
Overall, teenage use of birth control and teen attitudes toward pregnancy have remained about the same since a similar survey was done in 2002.

But there were some notable exceptions in the new survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 17 percent of sexually experienced teen girls say they had used the rhythm method — timing their sex to avoid fertile days to prevent getting pregnant. That's up from 11 percent in 2002.

They may have been using another form of birth control at the same time. But the increase is considered worrisome because the rhythm method doesn't work about 25 percent of the time, said Joyce Abma, the report's lead author. She's a social scientist at the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics.

The survey results were based on face-to-face interviews with nearly 2,800 teens ages 15 through 19 at their homes in the years 2006 through 2008. Trained female interviewers asked the questions.

It found that about 42 percent of never-married teens had had sex at least once in their life.

Of those teens, 98 percent said they'd used birth control at least once, with condoms being the most common choice. Those findings were about the same as in the 2002 survey.

The increase in the rhythm method may be part of the explanation for recent trends in the teen birth rate. The teen birth rate declined steadily from 1991 through 2005, but rose from 2005 to 2007. It dropped again in 2008, by 2 percent, to about 10 percent of all births.

"We've known the decline in childbearing stalled out. This report kind of fills in the why," said Bill Albert, a spokesman for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

Teen attitudes may be big part of it. Nearly 64 percent of teen boys said it's OK for an unmarried female to have a child, up from 50 percent in 2002. More than 70 percent of teen girls agreed, up from 65 percent, though the female increase was not statistically significant.

The survey was conducted at a time of some highly publicized pregnancies of unmarried teens, including Bristol Palin, the daughter of former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, and Jamie Lynn Spears, Britney's kid sister. The 2007 movie "Juno," a happy-ending tale of a teen girl's accidental pregnancy, was popular at the time.

Source: GmaNews

Amy Smart Hairstyles

Bethenny Frankel on Airplane Food

Not surprisingly, Bethenny Frankel isn't a fan of airplane food. Is anyone, really, unless you're regularly flying first class on Singapore Airlines? Bethenney dished her top tips on avoiding those 1,000 calorie pastries and hot dogs. Read more on BettyConfidential.

High and Tight Haircut 2010

The term 'high and tight' as used with reference to hairstyles has its origins in the armed forces, where it is used in reference to the specific variety of the buzz cut hairstyle that members of the armed forces wear. True, many military forces in the world have stopped insisting on the high and tight haircut for all their (serving) members, but at the very least, most of the militaries in the world do expect people training with them to wear the high and tight haircut during their training courses, with many members who become accustomed to the hair and tight haircut during their training opting to keep them for the rest of their military lives and even beyond.

Don't get confused by the word 'high' on the phrase 'high and tight haircut' because in spite of being referred to as a 'high and tight hairstyle' this turns out to be one of the hairstyles that are defined by the shortness of hair worn; because the basic characteristic of the hair and tight haircut is that the wearer's hair is cropped very short indeed.

High and Tight Haircut  2010Close cropping aside, another defining feature of the high haircut is the pattern of clipping of the hair on all sides of the head (including at the back), with only the front part of the head, (what is referred to as the temple) being left with more hair, at least enough hair to be combed. The rationale behind this arrangement, where the sides of the head are cropped short, with only the temple being left with some hair is to ensure convenient accommodation of the military helmet, which would obviously be very uncomfortable to wear if the whole head was cropped closely.

High and Tight Haircut  2010
High and Tight Haircut  2010 It is important to note that although the high haircut has its roots in the disciplined forces, it has over the years found widespread appeal among civilians, who love it for among other reasons, its low maintenance costs (both in terms of financial cost and time), and the distinguished look it confers to its wearers, especially the men who love the military machismo that the high and tight haircut is associated with.

It is worthy noting that when it is worn outside the military circles (where it has its cradle), the high and tight haircut gets referred by a variety of other names, the commonest of which is as the 'skin fade' hairstyle in the United States.

Although quite a simple hairstyle, and although it is itself a variant of the larger 'buzz cut hairstyles' family, the high and tight haircut is not altogether bereft of variations. Indeed, there are quite a good number of variations in the high and tight haircut, the most popular of these being the recon (which is defined by its rather pronounced boundaries on all sides and the fact there region of the head that is left with some hair is very small right on the temple), and the horseshoe flattop (which is the variety of the high and tight haircut described earlier, where all the sides of the head are closely cropped, but with a relatively huge region of the head surrounding the temple being left with some hair); resulting in what distinctively looks like a horseshoe on the head.

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Popular Trends In Hairstyles 2010

Hairstyle is simply defined as a style in which hair is cut and arranged. It is also termed as haircut and hairdo. Hairstyles have been forming an essential part of human personality reflecting the social, political and cultural trends since the history of mankind. They also reveal the custom, peculiarities and personal traits of different people.

Popular Trends In Hairstyles 2010From the beginning of time, men and women have cared for their hairs. No doubt women were always more possessive about their hairs and had a concept of beauty, adornment and attractiveness. The Ancient Egyptians were known for their attention to beauty and cleanliness. Since about the 4th century B.C they have used knives, hairpins and combs and later in the 3rd century B.C Egyptian women starting using hair extension and artistic wigs. Women there were more conscious about the length and thickness of their hairs. They believed that long and thick hairs look beautiful and add on to their personality.

Popular Trends In Hairstyles 2010Later in between the 1500 and 650 B.C, the Greeks developed their unique hairstyles and the most well known hairstyles n the 500 B.C. was the "Green Knot". The Greek women used to hold their hairs together and form a knot at the neck, called the Green Knot. Since then buns and knots were in fashion. In the same period Greeks also used saffron to lighten their hair.

Popular Trends In Hairstyles 2010
Popular Trends In Hairstyles 2010Hairstyles were not only the concern for Greek women but the Greek men also had great concern for the same. Short and curly hairs for men were the most known hairstyle. New and various fashion trends came up and later between 500 B.C and 500 A.D the Romans added various adornment to their hairstyles. These decorations were made of gold, silver and ivory.

In the Middle Ages short, chin length and curly hairs became known. Then in the Modern Age, the Age at the front of fashion, trends and styles, hairstyles became more imaginative. Various hairstyles adorned with ribbons, gold, precious stones and pearls were becoming popular. In the Baroque and Biedermeier periods several hairstyles were disappeared along with the wigs. From 1850 onwards, with the advancement in technology more and more people started going to the hair dresser to bring a complete new look to their personality. In 1872 crimping, waves produced using a hot iron, were invented and were in trend for a long time. Even today crimping is the most preferred hairstyle for young girls. In the 20th century perm was invented, a hairstyle with a permanent wave. Thereafter new trends, fashion and technical possibilities brought in various other hairstyles to add to the human personality.

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Celebrity Hairstyles - The Shag Hairstyle 2010

The fashionable layered haircut called the shag hair style has been embraced by many stars and people have followed by the masses. The shag takes many forms and is basically a messy layered cut. Layers are more prominent towards and around the face with hair length ranging from short, medium and long. Shags can be curly, wavy or straight. The look is crisp, carefree yet still professional.

Celebrity Hairstyles - The Shag Hairstyle 2010This hairstyle is so versatile that and potentially looks fantastic on anyone regardless of their age, hair length, texture or color. The short style gives elder women more flamboyancy and youthfulness in their appearance. Doesn't Lisa Rinna always look exceptional? Her short multi layered cut gives her a sophisticated yet I'm ready to play persona. The chocolate brown with blond highlights admiringly complements her facial features and is suitable for any occasion.

Celebrity Hairstyles - The Shag Hairstyle 2010What about the beloved restauranteur Paula Deen? Paula's layered shag haircut speaks for itself - she doesn't even need to color her hair! Paula Deen has adopted a medium shag varying her layers from softly angled, straight and to beautiful waves always giving her that graceful radiant quality.

Celebrity Hairstyles - The Shag Hairstyle 2010
Celebrity Hairstyles - The Shag Hairstyle 2010And of course who could forget the classic blond Meg Ryan shag, giving her that irresistible innocent charm. Other celebs with shags include Jodie Foster, Kate Micucci, Sharon Stone, Reese Witherspoon, HalleBerry, Jessica Biel and Sharon Osbourne.

Male celebrities

Famous men have also jumped on board the shag craze. Brad Pitt's just got out of bed look makes any woman go wild. Other shagsters include chef Gordon Ramsay, David Duchovny and Owen Wilson.

Stars with a shag radiate youth and trendiness. But what more do these styles say about the celebrities or more importantly what are they trying to convey?

No matter whether she's in the kitchen or the garden, Paula Deen always looks presentable. Being in an advisory position, if you will, Paula has gained our trust and our love for her. How did she do it? Not only through her priceless knowledge and charisma, but also with a hairstyle that says "with age comes wisdom and I still know how to be hip".

We know sadly David Duchovny has been trounced by his sex addiction but to his credit has sought rehabilitation assistance. His ever sexy shag haircut gives him a boyish innocent charm. Who would have guessed that such a stylish and poised Fox Moulder would encounter any such dilemma?

Ashlee Simpson-Wentz's long burgundy cut with shaggy side bang has given her a boost of freshness, perhaps a Bittersweet edge.

Owen Wilson's medium wavy layered cut is rather unique. It's still suitable for professional outings and for his age yet no woman can resist the young blond surfy guy look he presents. He says he's a trouble maker and his rugged sexy cut confirms that.

A celebrity that just exudes fun and enthusiasm, Lisa Rina's multi layered cut says I'm wild and ready for action, quite appropriate for her Chicago musical.

As you can see, the shag hairstyle is so versatile in terms of both the look and the persona that it can portray. Stylists of the above celebrities are miracle makers, capturing each of their personalities and presenting them in sophisticated fun loving shag styles.

Hopefully we'll see more and more celebrities take our breath away with their gorgeous shags.

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La Mer and World Ocean's Day

La Mer
La Mer is offering a special edition of its cult favorite Creme de la Mer in honor of World Ocean's Day on  June 8th and Oceana, the most prominent organization in support of ocean health.  It's the fifth year that La Mer is partnering with Oceana; but the first time ever that it is redesigning its jar.  This June La Mer released a limited edition 100 ml blue Creme de la Mer.   La Mer President Maureen Case explained, "We are so proud to do so in celebration of this five-year partnership with Oceana as it harkens back to the core of what La Mer is all about – The Sea.” La Mer is donating $200,000 to Oceana in the month of June. 

The limited edition Creme de la Mer is available at Sake, Neiman's, Bergdorf's and http://www.lamer.com/.

The Thompson Hotels and Nanette Lepore

The new uniform for staffers at the Thompson Hotels designed by Nanette Lepore is so sexy, it almost makes us wish we worked there, even if weren't the pool ambassadress. The sexy black cocktail dress will be worn by staffers at the Thompson LES in New York City, the Donovan House in D.C. and the Hollywood Roosevelt in L.A. We're trying to figure out how to get one of our own, short of robbing the front desk clerk.

The Nanette Lepore Vivacious dress is available in white on ShopBop.

Review: The Carrie Diaries

Don't judge me, but I've been on a kick of reading high school literature of late. First there was Gossip Girl, then Twilight, next the Vampire Diaries and, most recently, The Carrie Diaries. The book focuses on Carrie as a high school senior.

Carrie is more down to earth than the crew from Gossip Girl, wearing vintage white GoGo boots on her first day of school with nary a fret about a designer label (the book is set in the 80s, before teenagers--even fictional ones--regularly wore couture). Her friends drink at parties and the local dive bar and some of the characters smoke pot, all pretty normal stuff for senior year of high school.

Turns out Carrie was a born feminist and incredibly self-aware, especially as a 17-year old. She had the same relationship with her looks as she did throughout the show, meaning she knows she is cute, but not model-material, which occasionally leads to self-doubt. I am envious of Candace Bushnell, who based the Sex and the City columns for The Observer on her real life, who now has the opportunity to go back an re-write her high school years as fiction. As someone who recently read and cringed her entire way through her diary from 8th grade, that would be a dream come true.

As for the plot of the Carrie Diaries, it's a pretty predictable tale of boys, familial angst and discovering one's passion in life. Carrie's is writing, of course, and she longs to get into the New School's summer writing program all throughout her senior year. She mentions the New School so much, I started to wonder if Candace Bushnell is getting kick backs. (I'm guessing she, or someone she or her editor loves, works there.) Seriously, she doesn't stress about getting into Brown and doesn't even mention a particular safety school, but when it comes to the summer program at the New School, it's like it's the last life boat on the Titanic.

I kept longing for one of the characters to make a cameo: Charlotte, Stanford, anyone! One finally does at the end and a sequel is reportedly in the works. My advice: Check it out from the library or wait until it's available in paperback!

See our Summer 2010 Beach Reading picks.

Katrina Halili ready to continue court battle with Khos

Nananatiling matatag si Katrina Halili sa kabila ng mga pinagdadaanang niyang pagsubok ngayon at unti-unti nang nagbubunga ang kanyang pagiging palaban sa korte.

“Masaya po ako sa resulta ng mga ipinaglalaban ko pero siyempre hindi pa naman po tapos lahat, ‘di ba?" Katrina shared sa kanyang Startalk TX last May 29. “Ipaglalaban ko ang sarili ko. Hindi naman ako papayag na basta-basta nila akong gaganunin."

Malinaw sa kanyang pahayag na nananatili siyang palaban sa kabila ng mga pagsubok na kanyang pinagdadaanan sa kanyang buhay ngayon. Patuloy ang kanyang laban kina Hayden Kho Jr. at sa mother nitong si Mrs Irene Kho.

Sa June 3 ang arraignment ni Mrs. Kho, at sa June 7 naman ay itutuloy ang cross-examination kay Katrina para sa kasong isinampa niya laban kay Hayden.

Read more @ GmaNews

3 cops die, 1 hurt in clash with communist rebels

MANILA, Philippines—A police officer was hurt in a clash with suspected members of the New People’s Army in Zambales province early Wednesday morning, police said.

Philippine National Police spokesman Chief Superintendent Leonardo Espina, citing reports from Central Luzon police, said a police unit clashed with an estimated 30 members of the communist rebels in the village of Malabon in Candelaria town at around 7 a.m.

The police unit’s team leader, identified only as a certain Inspector Dellezo, was wounded in the encounter and he was brought to the Candelaria District Hospital for treatment.

Espina said reinforcing teams arrived and engaged with the suspects, leaving three still unidentified suspects dead.

Recovered from the crime scene were various high-powered firearms and ammunition.

Source: Inquirer

Census to wrap up June 11

FEW more days and the 1265 National Census on Population and Housing enumerators would be wrapping up the 2010 census data.

But National Census Office authorities here in Bohol said the data may not yet be available on June 11 but later or by the end of the year.

To this, Jessamyn Anne Alcazaren requests local leaders not to press the enumerators to share the raw data as this would have to be forwarded yet to Manila.

Please spare the census enumerators if they could not share the data yet, these would still have to be validated, Alcazaren said.

Besides, the enumerators are instructed to keep the information confidential, she explained just as the data shared by respondents are kept in privacy.

Source: BoholNewsDaily

Sy 2010-11 starts Tuesday June 15

THOUSANDS of students and pupils in Bohol’s public and private schools are expected to troop back when schools open on June 15.

This too as the government revs on its Balik Eskwela campaign to keep all school-age children in schools and make the teaching venues conducive to learners.

The day, June 15 would be after the country breaks for the Independence Day holiday, which is reset on the nearest Monday after June 12, shared Bohol division office representative Auxilio Cruspero during the recent Kapihan sa PIA Thursday.

While there were initial rumors about classes opening on the 14th the Department of Education corrected the opening dates while citing an amendment of its order no. 26 series of 2010.

Paragraph 2 of the Department order no. 26 series of 2010 from the education department earlier pegged the beginning of the school year on Monday, June 14, 2010.

However, based on Presidential proclamation Number 1841, June 14 has been previously declared regular holiday being the Monday nearest June 12.

By this, the DepEd order number 69 series of 2010 came to correct the error.

DepEd Secretary Mona Valisno also affirmed that the school year 2010-2011 shall begin on Tuesday June 15, 2010 and shall end on April 8, 2011.

Over this, “there would be 202 school days inclusive of the 5 days INSET Break and the parent-teacher conference that shall be held on Saturdays following the week after the administration of the quarterly examinations,” the order reads.

According to the education authorities, the number of school days is compulsory to public elementary and secondary schools.

As to the private schools, Sec. Valisno said they may opt to deviate from the DepED school calendar but they shall not start their classes earlier than the first Monday of June and not later than the last day of August as provided in Republic Act 7797.

Source: BoholNewsDaily

Lakers and Celtics renew league's greatest rivalry

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The National Basketball Association (NBA)'s most alluring rivalry will take center stage on Thursday when the Los Angeles Lakers host the Boston Celtics in the opening game of the NBA Finals.

But Kobe Bryant, hoping to lead the Lakers to a second straight title and 16th overall, refuses to get caught up in the hype as the franchises get set to meet in the championship round for the 12th time.

"I don't give a damn about it," the four-times NBA champion told reporters. "That's for other people to get excited about. I get excited about winning."

Both the Lakers and Celtics admit they wanted to face each other in the finals, a rematch of 2008 when Boston clinched the series with a 39-point victory in Game Six.

"The Celtics and Lakers mean more to each guy because of the history -- even the young guys know the history," said Celtics coach Doc Rivers. "You feel like when you're a Celtic, you want to defend the Celtics, and when you're a Laker, you want to defend the Lakers."

While the Lakers appeared the team to beat in the Western Conference all season, Boston limped home with a 27-27 record in the East and looked to be a longshot to reach the finals.

But Rivers' game plan was to have his team healthy for the playoffs and the suddenly chipper Celtics responded with dominating victories over Miami, Cleveland and Orlando.

Though some of Boston's reserve players have changed from 2008, the nucleus of the team remains Los Angeles native Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen.

"I want to play against LA, I want to go there and try to win the championship in my hometown," said Pierce, who is averaging a team-leading 19.1 points in the playoffs.

"It's the rivalry, period, the motivation of being in the championship. I can pretty much put all the things that's motivational for the series in a hat and just pick one."

The Lakers insist they are a more mature team than they were in their loss to the Celtics two years ago.

"Experience," said veteran guard Derek Fisher. "Our mind-set as a team is different, for the better. We've learned more about what it takes to be the best."

The first two games are in Los Angeles before the best-of-seven series shifts to Boston, where the Celtics hope to raise their record 18th championship banner.

Boston has a 9-2 edge versus the Lakers in the finals.

"Everybody's excited. The Celtics wanted the Lakers, the Lakers wanted the Celtics," said Kevin McHale, a seven-times All-Star for Boston who is now an analyst on NBA TV.

"Everybody wanted this series so everybody should be happy. There is a lot of history. Who wins? Flip a coin on this one."

Source: MB

P2.6-M cocaine seized in Cavite, 1 nabbed

CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna- -- A kilo of high-grade cocaine amounting to P2.6 million was seized in a police buy bust operation in Imus Cavite Tuesday, the police said Wednesday.

One of the suspects identified as Arnold Alima was arrested after selling the illegal drug contained in four sealed plastic bags to a police posing as a buyer at around 3:30 a.m. in Barangay (village) Tanzang Luma, Cavite, said Senior Superintendent Primitivo Tabujara, provincial police director, in a text message.

Two other suspects identified only through their aliases “Nancy” and “Garcia” sensed the entrapment operation and were able to escape the arrest onboard a Honda Civic car with plate number NAN-24.

Police conducted pursuit operations by establishing checkpoints along Aguinaldo Highway in Cavite.

Chief Superintendent Rolando Añonuevo, Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) police director, in a statement, said police and drug agents were alerted about the recovered drugs, which could be part of the reported huge amount of cocaine that were delivered in Samar and Bicol last month and were now being peddled in Manila and nearby provinces

Source: Inquirer

Electrical Engineer May 2010

The Professional Regulation Commission has released the Electrical Engineer board exam results as PRC announced that 3 Professional Electrical Engineers; 457 out of 1,611 Registered Electrical Engineers; and 539 out of 1,408 Registered Master Electricians passed the May 2010 licensure exams given by the Board of Electrical Engineering in Manila, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo and Legazpi. The results of examination with respect to one (1) examinee were withheld pending final determination of his liabilities under the rules and regulations governing licensure examination.

The composition of the Philippine Board of Electrical Engineering are chairman: Engr. Fortunato C. Leynes; members: Engr. Jaime V. Mendoza and Engr. Francis V. Mapile.

Top 10 May 2010 Electrical Engineer
The successful examinees who garnered the top 10 places in the Registered Electrical Engineer Licensure Examination May 2010 are:

The Master Electrician Licensure Examination May 2010 are:ccessful examinees who garnered the top 10 places in the Registered
Registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will start on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 but not later than Friday, July 2, 2010. Those who will register are required to bring the following: duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal, current Community Tax Certificate (cedula), 2 pieces passport size picture (colored with white background and complete name tag), 1 piece 1” x 1” picture (colored with white background and complete name tag), 2 sets of metered documentary stamps, and 1 short brown envelope with name and profession; and to pay the Initial Registration Fee of P600 and Annual Registration Fee of P450 for 2010-2013 for REGISTERED ELECTRICAL ENGINEER; Initial Registration Fee of P450 and Annual Registration Fee of P420 for 2010-2013 for REGISTERED MASTER ELECTRICIAN. Successful examinees should personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals .

The oathtaking ceremony of the successful examinees in the said examination, as well as the previous ones who have not taken their Oath of Professional, will be held before the Board on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 1:00 o’clock in the afternoon at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City.

Registration for membership with the Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers of the Philippines (IIEE) will start on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, as mandated by Law, under Resolution 36, Series of 2003. The IIEE is the only Electrical Professional Association accredited by the Professional Regulation Commission.

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What's On My Vanity

We're always tickled when we're asked to contribute to another blog, especially when that blog is the fabulous Beauty Blogging Junkie by our pal, Amber Katz. Amber asks other bloggers, celebs and generally fab people what beautiful item the keep on their vanity for all to see. Check out what's on Anne's vanity.

See what's on Hope's vanity.

Rent the Runway Review

Rent the Runway

For our SATC 2 screening/my birthday extravaganza, we decided to try renting dresses from RentTheRunway.com. The idea is pretty simple:  You register, peruse the available dresses, request the dress, two sizes (to ensure fit) are sent to your door on the desired date, you wear it, then return it after 4 or 8 days in the provided postage-paid envelope. In actuality, here's how it went:

A friend tipped us off that when you rent one dress, you get the second of equal or lesser value for $25. So Hope and I decided to rent our dresses together to take advantage of the savings. Searching the dresses is easy and fun. I love that they have it broken down by category: Beach Vacation, Birthday, Cocktail Party, designer and price. I started by searching under "Birthday".

Deciding on the dress to rent was a little more challenging. I wanted something that I would look hot in, that fit me well (without my trying it on), that was a good value and that was a little outrageous since I would only be wearing it once. After much back and forth, I decided on this purple one-shoulder Halston Heritage dress. Since we were seeing SATC 2, I thought it would be fun to pay homage to SJP as Halston's new creative director. Rent the Runway even has the white dress SJP/Carrie wears in the opening scene of the movie, but it seemed a little cheesy to wear that to the flick.

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Hope went with this Catherine Malandrino jumpsuit.

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Our total was $100, which included shipping and insurance. We excitedly awaited the delivery of our rental dress and jumpsuit. However, the day before the dresses were due to ship, we were told that one of my sizes in the purple Halston dress wasn't available. To make up for it, Rent the Runway said I could order any dress off the site, regardless of price. This has actually happened to two of our other friends with Rent the Runway.

I considered a tight, Hervé Leger number, but having worn his dresses before, I know that for my figure, they vary wildly in size and fit. Instead, I opted for this Christian Costa number, which looked flirty, fun and low cut in the front and back. The dresses and pantsuits were messengered to my apartment the next day -- a service that is offered in New York City.

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This little mix up worked out to my advantage in the end, as both dresses fit. I wore the Christian Costa dress during the day to lunch. While it looked low cut on the model, on me it wasn't quite as revealing as I would have liked for a special night out. But, it was perfect with gladiator flats for lunch with the girls.

As for the Halston (pictured on me top), I was really happy with the way it fit--the ruching helped hide my figure flaws. It did have a small deodorant stain on it when I received it and the dress had pilled on one side in the front (we guessed it was from a bracelet or sequined bag).

Hope's jumpsuit fit better than expected.  On the site, it appeared there may be a too-short situation; but luckily, it was longer than she thought.  Hope loved the way the silk pants tossed around her legs all night. The only draw back was that she did need to iron the jumpsuit before we went out, so it wasn't ready to wear.

When it came time to send the dresses back, I was definitely a little sad to pack them up. But my credit card is still in one piece. Rent the Runway is an elegant option if you're headed to a lot of weddings this summer, frequently go to black tie events with the same crowd, are photographed a lot (nearly unavoidable in this Facebook-age) or just want to dip your toe into new style waters.

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