About Norman

I am a person of varied needs, views and interests so I decided to come up with a blog and gradually put all my thoughts in for other people to read and maybe learn a thing or two from.

If you see me posting at least one blog (or two) a day, then I must be inspired by practically anything or anyone. Otherwise, I could be into one of my occasional bouts of moodiness or just plain stuck somewhere around the world without a reliable wi-fi or broadband connection to lean on.

My perennial interests are neatly categorized in this blog under “my subjects of desire.” In the Shout-OUT-Looks section, I will be posting my thoughts on different subject matters such as dogs, work, habits, quirks, etc. And in Pageant Pages and The Movie Corner, it’s quite self-explanatory what kind of topics will come out of the category. Watch out for these reads as they flood the net! In the meantime, I hope you’ll enjoy whatever headlines are on the front page. I’ll try my best to keep them coming…

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215 comments on “About Norman

  1. Hello Norman, I’m Rey Maranan an avid reader of your Blog I just want to be your friend. I am golden boy plus already but they said that I look a little younger in my age. Hope we can see each other in the future, I am a registered Civil Engineer single and friendly. God bless.

    • Hi, Rey! Thanks for the offer of friendship. :-)

  2. Hi Norman,

    Good day!

    I noticed that you have several posts about the Miss Earth pageant. I’m just curious if you have a direct communication with Carousel Productions. I wish to work with their organization even as an assistant or a chaperone hehe…Any information is highly appreciated.

    Thanks!

    Regards,
    Winwin

    • Winwin, you can send a private message first in their Facebook page. ;-)

    • MJ Lastimosa will be 27 this November and Miss Universe will be held (as you posted) will be on January 18, 2015, will she still qualify?

      • If we are to follow rules, no. But since MUO was the one who decided to move the pageant to January, they should have no choice but to honor MJ as our rep since she was able to meet the requirements if the pageant will have been conducted this 2014.

  3. Dear Norman,

    Since before, I am visiting your blog and is very well maintained and a lot of good articles/news for those interested in the same thing. Congratulations to that!

    I would like to ask if I may email you on a personal concern about one post that you may be able to help me with. Thank you very much!

    • Email me at: norman.blogsite@gmail.com

  4. Saw your blog mentioned on Mang Jose’s FB. I like your blog…its a level up from the other pageant blogs i’ve seen. Gorgeous!

    • Thank you! :-)

      • Hi Norman,

        I don’t mean to intrude but which part of Philippines are you from? Your last name Tinio is very familiar.

        Thank you.

      • Hi James, I come from the Tinio part of Nueva Ecija. I was born and raised in Bulacan, though.

      • Thanks Norman. I am related to the Tinio in iloilo that’s why I asked. BTW love reading your blog. 

      • Thanks bong! :-)

  5. Happy Birthday and Best Wishes………Love your blog. Keep up the good work !

    • Thanks, Esther :-)

  6. Ms. Chinatown winner is Nicole Cordoves not Felina Lim

    • I already edited. Thanks, Esther! :-)

  7. Hi Norman,
    There is a mistake on one of your blogs in the Mutya ng Pilipinas entry. Pauline Edralin was 1st runner up, and her official title is “Mutya Vicoola Fashionista”.

    The winner of Mutya ng Pilipinas AUSTRALIA 2014 was Kim Fyfe:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kim-Fyfe/735125066525513

    (plenty of public photos there).

    If you want a profile on her, copy the description from this post (originally from philstar.com on July 9th, 2014:

    • Thanks Ken. That official title was not mentioned in her FB page. I will just edit.

  8. Sir Norman, may lumabas ng FB status un Gerry Diaz, related ba yun sa A&Q issues?

    • Not at all, Dane. Gerry posted that update in jest about his training of bank officers at BDO. ;-)

  9. Hi! I would like to have your email address and/or your facebook account to share some details about Miss Progress International which is NOT the typical beauty pageant.
    We are proud to give women a new role in the society, avoiding the usual “use” of their bodies.
    Thank you in advance.

    • You can email me at: norman.blogsite@gmail.com ;-)

      • Hi Norman,just wonder if u can influent or show Thai people how to choose beauty queen.They have no clue what beauty is

      • That’s a tall order, Paul. But we can always start somewhere.

      • pls chek article on MISS UK dundee, wats dat about finLS?

  10. Hi Norman,
     
    I came across your beauty blog normannorman.wordpress.com really love your posts – honest, personal, and SUPER useful makeup tips that I know many women love too!
     
    I lead all PR efforts for The Salon Outlet, a new online retailer for salon and makeup tools and equipment. The Salon Outlet offers products to help you, the beauty specialist, makeup artist, hair stylist, salon or spa owner, with those professional touches at a very affordable price tag – so you can spend your hard earned money on the products that matter most. We give you the practical, you do the pretty.
     
    For our big launch, we are partnering with the hottest beauty and makeup bloggers, so I’m reaching out to you to see if we could work together. Here are different ideas we have:

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    Director, Public Relations | The Salon Outlet

  11. hi sir Norman, baka po pwede namin kayo mainvite sa aming recognition day for MISTER EARTH PHILIPPINES 2014/15 para mafeatures po ninyo sa inyong blog.

    • Lance, please email me at norman.blogsite@gmail.com :-)

  12. Kia Ora from New Zealand, just want to share this news. Filipina won Ms. World New Zealand
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11244907

    • Wow! Thanks Dwayne!

      • I forgot to inform you, during the pageant the main crown is the Miss World NZ but there are 4 other titles, Miss International NZ, Miss Grand International NZ, Miss Tourism NZ and Miss Intercontinental NZ (won by a Filipina also. She is candidate no. 1 i forgot her name but i think her surname is Renee)

      • Thanks again!

  13. Norman,

    I like your blog very much. I like it because it is updated, factual and fair.

    If you know somebody who is connected with the Binibining PIlipinas organization and have a say on what the representative should do or have to compete in the international pageant, I would like to share my observations about the Philippine representative especially in the Miss Universe competition.

    I have no doubt that we send the most beautiful Filipina to the Miss Universe contest. I admire her physical beauty and have no doubt she will do very well in the swimsuit competition because she has the perfect body and she can walk well and carry herself like a queen.

    But when it comes to the evening gown competition, she will be left behind because she wears the worst evening gown. I do not understand why every Miss Philippines in the gown competition wear the worst gown. Who decides what evening gown she wears?

    The evening gown competition will always make Miss Philippines lost the competition. It is not the question how she can carry the gown because she can do it well but the gown itself is so bad.

    She can answer the question perfectly and with meaning but the gown she wears make her ugly and unappealing. I have seen Venus Raj, Shamcey Supsup, Janine Tugonon and Ara Arida. They were not wearing the best gowns.

    In order to win the crown, you must be the perfect package. Miss Philippines can make it but the evening gown just ruin it.

    I am so glad the Megan Young wore the best gown ever that why was she won Miss World.

    I believe that it should be a Filipino Designer to create the evening gown for Miss Philippines.

    If it will not be a Filipino designer who will be creating the evening gown, Miss Philippines will never win Miss Universe.

    Ara Arida and the other former Miss Philippines should have won but the gown was just terrible.

    Thank you for reading my opinion. Have a wonderful day.

    • Thanks for reading, George. We’ll see what happens this year. There might be a turning point somewhere. Fingers crossed! :-)

      • I hope so. I want Mary Jean Lastimosa to win Miss Universe 2014. She has a perfect body of 36 23 36 measurement. I saw the Binibining Pilipinas through youtube.com. I know she can do it. She has the confidence, physical beauty, smart and personality. I hope she will be given the best clothes to wear during the Miss Universe pageant. It is always good to look stunning and beautiful during the duration of the competition. I believe the judges start evaluating the contestants on day one. I believe that there are hidden judges during the competition and pretend to be just ordinary workers or audience but they will meet secretly and discuss who are deserving to be on the top 10 or 15 semi finalists. Mary Jean should be trained well and be alert always during the competition. The final questions might be coming from whatever situations or happenings in the Miss Universe competition. I remember Miriam Quiambao final question was about Miss Universe becoming pregnant. It was on that year that there was a contestant who was found pregnant and was disqualified and sent home. Miriam should have got the clue of what was really the rules and regulations of the Miss Universe organization about pregnant contestant. I believe that Miss Universe organization will never allow a pregnant winner. So Mary Jean must be taught how to answer controversial questions and avoid religious views which happened to Shamcey Supsup. I respect Shamcey’s answer but that was not a good answer for a Miss Universe contest. I notice that Miss Universe judges are very liberal and do not want religion as a convincing answer.

        Also, Mary Jean Lastimosa with the help of her trainers and her camp must choose the right clothes and gowns to wear in the competition. I hope that she knows what clothes and gowns she will be bringing to the competition. I noticed that when Venus Raj and Ara Arida were asked if what gowns or national costumes they will be wearing, they said that they did not know. Or were they instructed not to tell?

        I wish that this year 2014, Philippines will finally win the Miss Universe title.

        By the way, I am living in United States. God bless you, Norman.

      • Norman,

        Thank you for featuring the Aliwan Festival Queen 2014 costumes. They are awesome. You are right that Miss Philippines should wear one of those costumes to compete in the National Costume competition in the international pageants. I bet the judges will be awed and amazed. Miss Philippines will have a big chance to win the National Competition award.

      • Couldn’t agree more, George. ;-)

  14. Have you heard what happened to Miss World Malawi 2012? She died of tuberculosis. RIP

    • So sad. May her soul rest in peace. :(

    • Sad news… RIP.

  15. Mr. Norm,

    You are a gentlemen and a scholar. Props to your blogs and kudos to your diplomacy in responding to comments. Carry on and long live your passion.

    • Norman I hope that you can read this..Due the violence and the anti-goberment that is currently happening in Venezuela, I have to inform to all the world that another Miss Venezuela was killed there by a shot in her head during the protests…we are talking about Miss Genesis Carmona who is Miss Tourism Venezuela in Carabobo. The beauty queen suffered a gunshot wound to the head according to several media reports, including “Venezuela al Dia”. At least 11 citizens had been injured as a result of the anti-government protests held February 18th in Caracas and other parts of Venezuela. Carmona was in Valencia when the tragedy occurred. It is the capital city of the State of Carabobo, and the third largest city in Venezuela, located in the north side of the country.
      Carmona was rushed to the Centro Medico Guerra Mendez in Valencia, where El Universal reports seven other protesters were wounded by gunshots.
      The injured were marching from Cedeño Avenue in Valencia to Plaza de Toros Monumental in the South of the city, which ended in clashes with pro-government protesters and police officials.
      Genesis Carmona is not the first beauty queen who suffers as a result of street violence in the South American country.
      Please spread this new.Thanks

      Ivan Caceres

      • Oh my. So sad. I will blog about this, Ivan.

      • Thanks so much and pray for my country

  16. Sir Norman, I have always been so curious about the teeth of some Aces and Queens talents. Kasi po sa tuwing magggoogle ako ng old pictures nila (i.e. Ara Arida, Yvette Santiago, Kim Suiza to name a few), nagugulat po ako sa laki ng pinagbago ng ngipin nila. I was just wondering po if alam niyo kung may “go-to” dentist sila or kanya-kanyang pagawa sila ng ngipin…and kung alam niyo po kung sino. I plan on joining beauty pageants din po kasi in the future and right now I am not happy with my teeth.

    Pati po sa mga nose jobs, may “go-to” doctors (like Belo, etc) din po ba sila or kanya-kanya ng maghahanap ng pagpapagawan? Lastly, sino po ang “magpapalabas” ng pera kapag may “repair” na kelangan physically speaking. Kasi po full mouth veneers alone is really expensive.

    Thanks in advance, Sir Norman.

    • I believe that they use GAOC – the celebrity dental clinic.

      • kay Dr. steve Gan ba un? im sure hundreads of thousands amount ng treatments dyan.

    • hi BQ,
      Apply ka sa A&Q if you want to know everything about the process.A&Q has holistic approach training in pasarela & stage projection,body toning workout, makeup tutorial from celebrity makeup artists like albert and most important, the personality development.They will tell you kung bagay sayo tooth veneer or other treatments.Follw them on instagram then pass your application when the advertise.

  17. http://normannorman.com/tag/honey-lee/

    Before: k-pop Kang Ji young(KARA)
    After: Honey-lee

    She did not have plastic surgery.
    They’re different.
    Please fix. Thank you

  18. Tito Norms,

    Kaya mo ba suportahan mga Reyna natin pag naging activista level ang beauty nila? Takot ka ba sa mga Politicians natin?

    • Afraid? Not entirely. I grew up in Bulacan where dirty politics and underground movements co-exist. I have a few strings to pull if need be. ;-)

  19. Norman, namatay yung dad ni Pia Wurztbach! Hope you can put some encouraging posts for Pia!

    • Is this 100% confirmed? I just checked her tweets and there was no mention.

      • Yes it is! The news just came in so wala sya time to post.

      • Norman, you can check her Instagram, she responded through comments in her last post.

      • I may want to do it privately for now. The subject matter is sensitive.

      • Norman thanks, i already called her and she said she’s okay. She also posted about it in her instagram just now

  20. Hello Norman, I love your and appreciate what you have done for us all sharing about these wonderful pageants. if you wish to blog about it, Nathalie has loaded a great video of pagaent at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCx5oO-0VfA

    • Thanks for sharing, Jerry!

    • Norman, namatay yung dad ni Pia Wurztbach! Hope you can posts some encouraging posts for Pia!

  21. Good day Mr. Norman! I read that you’re blogging about beauty queens. May I just ask if you are somehow related or acquainted to Ms. Mutya Datul? Do you know how I can contact her? This is for research purposes. I’m hoping for your positive reply. My e-mail is ajzubeldia@yahoo.com. Thank you very much.

    • Hi AJ, your best bet is to contact her via Bb. Pilipinas Charities, Inc. in the pageant’s website: bbpilipinas.com

      You can also try tweeting her @TheRealMutyaDatul

      BTW, I am not related to her.

  22. Hello

    I just returned from the heart of the disaster area in Leyte to photo document for an international charity planning to assist soon.

    If you feel this personal album can contribute to increase people’s awareness + understanding of the amazing scale of the disaster, please feel free to share it

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151703137985904.1073741835.620920903&type=1&l=67bd9c3d8f

    Thank you in advance for your support
    Best
    Patrice Ordacji (Mr)
    Manila

    • Thanks for sharing, Patrice.

  23. sir norman, iblog mo nmn abt dito

    MISS TEEN EXPOWORLD UNIVERSE 2013 FINAL RESULT

    Winner: PHILIPPINES
    1st RU: GUATEMALA
    2nd RU: FRANCE
    3rd RU:MEXICO
    4th RU: NEW ZEALAND

    *It was held in Guatemala

  24. Nice! Are those your favourite colours?

    • Yes. Although it’s already an old photo grid. ;-)

  25. you are super cool norman. very quality blog. congrats. you deserve to be number one. i only heard about you from a friend who was so enthusiastic and all praises for you. and it is true!

    • Thank you for the kind words, Renie! :-)

  26. Hi Norman, I sent you a tweet. Hope you can reply.

  27. Hi Tito Norman! FYI lang po, someone from Thailand has sabotaged Ara’s Web Interview on Youtube. You can no longer find her “truth & dare” video unless you go to the Official Miss Universe Channel. We’ve already checked the IP address of the uploader to make sure he/she is really from Thailand but we can’t do anything to remove his pirated video w/c prevents people from viewing the original. I hope you could help us do something about this, such act is unacceptable. Thanks! =)

    • Her handlers know about the whole thing na.

    • Is true that Phils won the ice princess glam shot?

      • From one pageant site’s point of view, yes. Besides, there is no such award being announced by MUO.

  28. Dear Norman,

    I am an avid fan of your blog and I always check it daily to get updated about the happenings in Pageantry. Anyway, I really love our Ms universe bet Ariella Arida. I always check your blog to get updates about the competition in Moscow. I am just very disappointed because lately I have noticed that Ariella’s gowns or dresses that she wears are actually out of trend and it’s so 80’s. I don’t know why Madam Stella is doing this but she is being bashed not only by other nations but also her fellow citizens because of her outfits . I mean come on! It’s 2013 and she is competing with the most beautiful girls in the world, Madam Stella is obviously making tipid with her gowns. We have a lot of talented Fashion designers in the country. Why dont she ask them to make gowns for Ariella, it’s one way of promoting their piece right?. I hope this message could reach to Madam Stella Araneta because it’s really aggravating to see Ariella with all those cheap gowns while other candidates look so stunning with their trendy outfits.As a supporter of Ara I want her to look best and Madam Stella is ruining her chance in Miss Universe.Sana maawa naman si MAdam Stella sa mga pambato natin next year. Juice ko Madaaaam!!!

    Hay naku Norman, it’s really nakakabwesiiiit.

    Thanks for allowing me to vent out my emotion here.

    • The message is reaching her loud and clear. ;-)

  29. Hello there Norman I emailed you something ;-) please take time to read it about the voting system of miss universe

    • Noted.

  30. A new member here…from New york
    About Ariela’s comment on the latinas at her interviews on “headstart:”
    I think her statement was taken out of context. i watched the interview and there was NO malice on what she said. It was a matter-of fact tone with sincerity, she simply insinuated that the whole pageant was not about the language but the whole package: beauty, projection and delivery. If you listened to the whole interview, there was no bashing there. The emphasis on Latinas was more of a a compliment which in reality…Latinas have been dominating most major global pageant. She even complimented Ms. Puerto Rico. This is most likely a distortion of the fact to either create controversy or simply a prejudice toward Filipinas. Whoever wrote this blunder is nothing but a CHEAP and LOWLIFE journalist to make such fuss for his/her personal CHEAP and LOWLIFE ego!!!

  31. Hi! My name is Faye from UNTV 37. We’ve come across your blog through Top Blogs Philippines and we’ve read some of your works and they are very interesting, thought-provoking and fresh. We’d like to invite you to be a guest on our morning show, if you may. If you would agree, we could converse through e-mail and discuss the further details?

    Many thanks and more power, Norman!

    • Please email me at: norman.blogsite@gmail.com :-)

      • hi norman,

        just something I thought of, can you help post wherein the INC community can help Ara in her quest for the Universe title? Thanks……

      • I can give the space. Email me at norman.blogsite@gmail.com on what you may have in mind. :-)

  32. Hi Norman, I am travelling to Bangkok soon. Is there a trusted driver with vehicle to take us around. thank you.

    • I’ve always used Oriental Escape. Google it and click on their Bangkok link. ;-)

    • Thank you.

  33. There is hate page for Miss World. Apparently, this Indian lady is based in Singapore

    http://chocobeat.com/devina-dediva-tirade-against-ms-philippines-winning-ms-world-bitter-much/

  34. Hi Norman, would like to know who is the photographer of this: http://normannorman.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/img_7407342028515.jpeg? I would want to ask for his/ her approval to use the said photo for the poster that I am working on for Megan Young. Thank you! Will really appreciate your reply. :)

  35. Hi Norman, would like to know who is the photographer for this photo: http://normannorman.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/img_7407342028515.jpeg? I would want to ask for his/ her approval because I wish to use the photo for a poster that I am working on for Megan Young. Thank you very much! Will really appreciate your reply. Thanks again! :)

  36. Hi norman! this is agatha barretto from scribbleworks productions inc. I am the Business Development Manager here. We ar currently handling Miss Resorts World Manila. I was wondering if you could help us plug this? We are having our screenings now. Please and thank you. Please text me at 09178578359 :) or email me at agathabarretto@gmail.com

  37. Hello Norman.

    On behalf of MPSN-Iceland, thank you for your article below. We really appreciate your support. http://normannorman.com/2013/07/21/asdis-lisa-karlsdottir-the-nordic-pinay/

    Lots of love from the land of fire and ice.

    Kindest regards,
    Mutya-Iceland Team: Ásdís Lísa, Josh Bong, Monching, Katrín, Guðrun Ósk, Indiana Huld, Lelita Rós, Evelyn, Cirila, Marvi, Iris Penny, Maflor Svandís, IFM, Phil-Ice & FIA.

    • You’re most welcome! Let’s wish Asdis the best of luck! ;-)

      • Hi Norman! Joyce here… was wondering how to get in touch with you? my email is jaedeelight@yahoo.com
        Love your blog!!!

      • Hi joyce, email me at norman.blogsite@gmail.com :-)

  38. good evening sir! this is Smile Siervo of GMA NEWS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS. we are currently doing a docu feature in the life of sir Ogie Alcasid. in line with this may we request for to use some pictures of michelle van eimeren as supporting materials for our episode. rest assured that we will acknowledge the owner/sources of this photos. you may reach me directly at 09063880912 or simply call us at 926 9639. we would greatly appreciate your accommodation sir. godbless po! :)

    • Sure, Smile. :-)

  39. hi norman,

    you and joyce ann burton are the bloggers that i check first when it comes to pageant issues and updates. thanks for obliging a humble fan with your prompt reply
    i really appreciate it

    cool brew

    • Thank you for the vote of confidence! Appreciate it. :-)

  40. norman,

    how could they possibly dare do that to a Miss Philippines?

    • I am appalled by what Cox did. The girl is nuts. And given that she is cuckoo in the head, I don’t think she would even care if she was a former Miss Philippines. The funny thing is her claim that Dindi’s English is incomprehensible. The nerve! I am 100% sure that Dindi’s grammar is far more superior than hers.

      I learned that she turned down a heavy settlement from the couple. She can definitely swing for more given the severity of the accusations.

  41. hi norman,
    what’s your take on this?

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/holy_crap_batman_2IaaYHNNlcPOnq33z8BDpM

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  43. Hi Norman, where can I get your contact details?

    • You can email me at: norman.blogsite@gmail.com or tweet @normant ;-)

      • Thanks Norman! Emailing you soon :)

      • Sure thing, Hannah. ;-)

  44. How can I reach Maricel Gaskell? Can you send me her contact info or send her mine?

    • I haven’t seen her or talked to her for a very long time now. And her number has changed. Sorry.

  45. Hi Norman,
    I have been following your blogs for a while and not sure if you have twitter. I live for pageants and I think you deliver so well regarding the matter and up-to-date reporting. I do wish to have an open discussion regarding this years candidates and thoughts. I dream that I witness another Filipina win the Universe crown in our lifetime. TTYS

    • Hi Chris! You can follow me on Twitter @normant.

      Anyways, you can start joining in the discussions by replying first to some of the posts. It all begins from there. Perhaps, I can start a more free-wheeling ask-and-share feature by next month after I wrap up with my Getting-to-know series. ;-)

  46. Hi Norman. Sent you an email =)

    • Ok. Will check in a while. ;-)

  47. Hi Norman. I kept reading your blogs regarding Binibining Pilipinas. Then I read about Mr. Jonas Gaffud and Rodgil Flores. May I ask your help on how can I join their beauty camp? As I plan to audition for Binibining Pilipinas 2012. Hope you could give some advice.

    Thank you. =)

    • Hi cherrie, it may be a little late to join the camps of either at this point when training of their girls have already been in full swing since late last year. Be that as it may, you can still try sending @jonasofmercator a tweet if he can look at your photos. Alternatively, you may be interested in sending me (norman.blogsite@gmail.com) a couple of your shots (one close-up and one full body shot) that I can feature in my blog. You may never know what can happen next! ;-)

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  49. Dear Norman,
    Please be informed that we have changed the date & venue of Miss Earth 2011 to
    December 3, 2011 at Impact Arena Muang Thong Thani in Bangkok.

    Please kindly help to update them on your website and advise the link once it get done. If you need further info, please feel free to contact me.

    Thanks & best regards,
    Sulak Pinsri
    CK Connection Co., Ltd.

    • Thanks for the update! I will blog about that.

  50. Hi Norman.
    Just saw your post from July 5 2011 about the article by Rick Cantrell, MD, PhD, PsyD. I just wanted to point out that it is actually a viral hoax email that has been circulating the email for quite some time. If you look at the Johns Hopkins Medical Center website they disavow any and all association with this rather misinformed piece of spam. The following is the address of their reply to this hoax, with a detailed rebuttal of all the points in it.

    http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/kimmel_cancer_center/news_events/featured/cancer_update_email_it_is_a_hoax.html

    Would you mind putting something in your next blog entry pointing out the above address and the fact the article is a hoax? Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but seeing stuff like that presented as truth really gets my goat.

    Cheers

    • Thanks for the update, jon. I will give a rejoinder to my original post.

  51. Hi Norman :) Do you accept invites to blog about a beauty pageant? If so, where can we contact you? Thank you.

    • Yes, nic. You can email me at: norman.blogsite@gmail.com :-)

  52. Hi Sir! Thanks for promoting Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa. I’m Alem Ang, the producer of the movie. How can we invite you to the Critics Preview of our movie?

    Salamat!

    • Hi Alem! You’re welcome and thanks for dropping by. When’s the critics preview of the film? Email me at :
      norman.blogsite@gmail.com
      ;-)

  53. RE- New Logo for AsiaRooms.com
    Dear Norman,

    Hi! My name is Mel Syers and I am the Affiliate Sales Manager for AsiaRooms.com.

    Here at AsiaRooms.com, we are always trying to enhance our customer’s travel experience by providing a simple, knowledgeable, and transparent approach to booking hotel rooms. We draw on our inventory of over 10,000 hotel choices in Asia, and more than 40,000 worldwide. We are a recognised and established brand since 1994, and we are part of the TUI International group of companies, which has more than 30 million customers worldwide.

    AsiaRooms.com recently underwent a re-branding including a new logo and new design of our website to provide customers with a simpler and more relevant interface. We have noticed that your site is still displaying our previous logo and links, and we would like to help you update your site.

    Norman, could you please contact me so that I can help you upload the new logo to your site.

    An opportunity for you….
    In August 2011, AsiaRooms.com will be launching our Affiliate Program. The AsiaRooms.com Affiliate Program provides a hotel booking service which can be easily added to your website, generating an extra revenue stream for you. By linking to our site via a button, search box or text link, you can earn a minimum 5% commission on any AsiaRooms.com booking made through your site.

    Offering your customers a quick and easy way to book hotel accommodation via your web site, would support the sale of your core product offering, and be a great source of ancillary revenue!

    AsiaRooms.com offer a wide range of accommodation options at amazing rates, with great availability and fantastic special offers, in Asia and around the world. The ability to book right up to the minute or up to twelve months in advance and pay the hotel on departure means your visitors can quickly and simply facilitate any travel they may need. As you might imagine, offering this service is a great value add for your visitors and can assist in keeping your visitors on your site even longer.

    If you are interested in more information about this exciting opportunity, please don’t hesitate to contact me. In the meantime, we look forward to seeing our new branding on your site!

    Kind Regards,
    Mel Syers

    • Just sent you an email, mel. ;-)

  54. Hi Kuya Normz!

    Thanks for being part of my morning rituals here in the office. You keep me aware of what’s in and upcoming in the movie/social & pageant industries. Keep up the good work!

    Nababawasan din ang stress level ko pag nagvivisit ako sa blog mo ;)

    Thanks again!

    Carlo

    • Awww, that’s so sweet. Thanks, carlo! ;-)

  55. Hi Norman,

    For some reason I came across your blog when I was browsing and trying to look for the video of Ap le of “Black Eyed Peas” about Philippine tourism. But I believe things happened for a reason, so here am I now making this comment to tell you how grateful I am while reading comments here and funny thing i started on 2009, lol!!! Do not know you but while reading on some comments you are the guy in “mellow”. Would you believe I havent watched nor listen to radio station. But I will check on you morning call for sure. Looking forward to hear from you and we’ll be following you here as well. Thank you and congrats to this blog, keep inspiring more people and stay blessed:)

    • Thanks, angelica. Your name rings a bell but I can’t place the connection just yet. Anyways, glad to see you visiting my blog. Yes, I am that guy calling Mellow. But if you tune in as well to 89.1 Wave, you’ll hear me from time to time (where they call me Hannibal). ;-)

  56. I’m adding your blog rss feed so that i can see your new posts. Keep up the good work!

  57. Dear Norman,
    I’m an owner of golden house VIP Bangkok, and just find out that you have recommend our place to many people in your blog,I really appreciate that. I don’t know how to reach you so just leave some word in your blog.
    I’d like to thank you so much and it’d be our pleasure to have you as our loyalty guest.
    If you’d like to visit our place next time just e-mail me or refer to me when you do a booking I can give you a little discount, just to represent my thank you.
    And it’d be kind of you if you do leave some comment on Tripadvisor by following link

    http://www.tripadvisor.com/UserReview-g293916-d1787683-m11765-Golden_House-Bangkok.html

    with love,
    Gee (Golden house bangkok VIP guest house)

    • Hi Gee! I sent you an email to your hotmail address. I’m actually booked there (again) this coming summer.

      Thanks for visiting my blog! ;-)

  58. okey thanks norman :)..merry christmas and happy new year….god bless!

  59. Hi Norman,

    Saw your post on Venus Raj & Maricel Gaskell and read that you know her personally. Would you know how & where to contact her for a spiritual / numerology consultation?

    Thanks very much!

    • I haven’t spoken with Maricel recently but will give in a word the next time we see each other.

  60. hi. norman, i find your blog helpful and entertaining. i’d love to hear more of your stories and reviews like you did in the cherrymobile q300..
    more power and God Bless..
    i wish to learn your email add too..
    thanks a lot

    • Thank you, cherrylyn. Just keep visiting my blog and you’ll definitely read more. ;-)

      BTW, my blog email add is: norman.blogsite@gmail.com

  61. hi,can i ask something?i would like to join for Bb. pilipinas 2011..do u know how to apply?please need some help :)thank’s.

    • Hi rose, do check out this recent post about Bb. Pilipinas 2011. It has details on how you can submit your application. Just click on the link. ;-)

  62. Good Day! Hi, I have seen your post about the prestigious, Mutya ng Pilipinas… do you think you can help me in joining the said pageant, prolly through contact details? When and where do you think it will be held?…Hehe, I know it’s too eraly, but yea, just wanna be certain. :) Thank you! :)

    • Maria, the 2010 Mutya has just wrapped up a few months back so a lot of things can still happen between now and the 2011 edition. Just regularly visit this blog for any future updates. ;-)

  63. Hi Norman!

    I made a video with Emma Baker, Miss California Teen USA 2010, supporting the Love is Louder movement to hopefully help stop the teenage abuse and harrassment which have lead to recent teenage suicides. I was hoping that you’d support it by posting about it on your blog. Please take a look.

    http://www.intagems.com/content/loveislouder.aspx

    I’m trying to help the Love is Louder movement gain momentum, so please share the links with anybody if you think it’ll help on Facebook or email or your wonderful blog.

    Thanks so much for helping out.

    Kindest Regards,

    Peter

    Peter Young, G.G.
    Creative Director and the Official Crown Designer
    INTA Gems & Diamonds
    Los Angeles’ Most Trusted Jeweler &
    The Official Crown Jeweler of Miss California USA®
    631 S. Hill Street, #55
    Los Angeles, CA 90014
    (213) 689-9650

    http://www.intagems.com/content/peter_young_biography.aspx

    • Will do that, peter. Give me a couple of days and it’s good to go. ;-)

  64. Hey Norman, this is Mikki from LOREAL. Can you send me your email ad? =)

    • I already sent you an email, mikki.

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  68. Hi, nice to meet you !

    • Thanks for visiting my blog! ;-)

  69. Hi Norman,

    Drop me a line at my email so that we can talk about a few things in relation to your posts and prolific perspectives.

    God Bless

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  71. Thanks, Kenny! By the way, I will be visiting Taiwan (Taipei to be exact) mid-September. Hope you won’t mind if I ask you questions about where to go and the like! Thanks for visiting my blog! ;-)

  72. Hello Sir, I live in Taiwan, and I have been to your hometown, nice site!! hope we can share informations of these goddess.

    Regards

  73. ..pretty interesting site! love it..

    suerte,
    Josh
    from México

    • Gracias, Josh. Watch out for my blog about Ximena Navarette next week! Thanks for dropping by! ;-)

  74. keep it up Norman… never stop searching the good information it really help us esp. me, having a new idea that can add to my knowledge…. thanks thanks….

    Nuji

    • Thanks, nuji!

  75. New Theme ha… nice then i like the touch of wooden style combination of brown and black it looks natural but elegant heheheh…. so how are u now?

    • Glad you liked the new theme, nuji. It gives me the extra stimulus. ;-)

  76. yea i agree this past days or months is one of the busiest time i ever had also… imagine before i am online everyday from 7am till 6pm doing nothing so important but now i can do it anymore bec. of some stuff i need to do. thankfully i still have time to reply to ur blogs…. and grateful i am to ur reply!!!!

  77. its been a long time i haven’t hear your voice on air, coz i been too busy this pass days, coz i file my resignation letter o my employer last 2 Mar 2010 and i need to focus on work even for the last time lol!!! i believe you are still there in L.A i really miss the breath taking moment every morning lol… hopefully i can catch you on 15Mar…. see yea!!!

    • hey, nuji, sorry for the late reply. i already started calling the wake-up show again but couldn’t do it on a daily basis just yet as so many things at work keep me tied down to my desk early in the morning. just watch out for them… ;-)

  78. Yea as I heard kanina most of the caller and txter n umattend sa party is a little bit tipsy and others are totally bangag lol, but I know for sure that everyone enjoy it. When is the next gigz? Actually gusto ko sna pumunta that time but I feel awkward eh kc wala me kilala there, I dont want to feel like a strangers Lol maybe nxt time!!! It is also good to do it beside of the beach…

  79. wait meron p pla im gonna miss you coz this coming more days your in a vacation right? sayang but dont worry am gonna write here from time to time okie… ingatz & enjoy! Kudos!

    • Awwww! Thanks, nuji boi! But the blog will still be regularly updated within the next two weeks so it won’t stay stagnant. ;-)

  80. Sayang nd me nakapunta sa party nyo yesterday its been a busy day kc eh… i need to fix my name correction for my birth cert yesterday so i went to the Q.C hall all day just to finish it. tapos super init pa itz really summer time but maybe nxt time i’ll be there to see u and hang w/ u guyz thanks for inviting me though. as i listen kanina itz seem enjoy talaga keu kahit mga bangag keu ok lng din ahhahaha….

    Nuji Boi

    • I was half-hoping to see and meet you last night at the listeners’ party. But it’s all good. There will always be a next time. Truth be told, I was already tipsy when I left Bagaberde at around 11pm. But work beckons early this morning despite the lack of sleep. ;-)

  81. Glad you enjoy it, jo! Hey thanks for dropping by!

  82. hi Norman,,,,I’ve been listening on the wake up call everydaay,going to work….its you why I listen,,,,,pag nag brbrain strming kau nila Rau and JP…nakakaaliw naaaup date ako sa paligid….hi 5

  83. My Saturday is unusual today 1st I need to get up early coz I need to go to the office wherein it should be my Rest Day its so bad coz I cannot be w/ my friends gimmick today, 2nd one I arrive in the office an hour early coz there is no traffic jam today in Quiapo unlike weekdays. And the 3rd one is that I didn’t hear ur voice in the radio, I think I am used to hear ur voice everyday in the radio, actually I am waiting for u to call them then is just made me realize that is Saturday so there is no “Men’s Room” hmmm… these Saturday for me is a boring thing… I can’t wait to end the day so I can relax and watch movies etc…

    • Aawww, nuji boi, thanks for the sweet thought! You might miss my voice on the Wake Up Show even more because I will be in the US for the first two weeks of March. But I will be back for ‘duty’ thereafter. Hope you can attend the Listeners’ Party of Mellow94.7 this coming Thursday at Bagaberde Macapagal! I will be there! ;-)

  84. thanks for that!!! we will try to stay there!!!!

  85. You are really an addict blogger lol… thanks for the response anywei.
    Good to hear that PAL offering a lowest fare both domestic & international, I am also frequent traveler coz I love to see the beauty of the Philippines meet diff. People and mingle w/ them that’s why I am grateful for those air lines who offer a lower fare. Anywei, I would just like to ask some tips from you, my friends & I is planning to go to Ilocos this first week of March but we dont have any idea where to go or stay maybe u have an idea what are some adventure we can do while there we also planning to go in Fort Ilocandia. Hope you can help me and give some tips!!!!
    thanks a lot!!!

    Nuji

    • Nuji, I’m not very good with travel tips for local destinations. At any rate, going to Pagudpud should be part of your itinerary because it’s such a beautiful location. Besides that, food tripping should fill you in for most of the time that you and your friends will be staying there. Enjoy! ;-)

  86. Hey nuji boi! Merci for visiting my blog. I always make it a point to call up the boys to throw in even just a small sense of balance to their otherwise heterosexual discussions. I’m glad the two guys respond to me with positivity despite being obviously, albeit delightfully, afraid of gay men in a way. Thanks as well for the kind words about my blog. Yeah, hopefully we can meet one of these days. Keep in touch! ;-)

  87. Hi there Norman, is this really you? lol Recently I been a fan of 94.7 “The Men’s Room” and it really catch my attention every time you call them, you really an insider lol, through that I been curious to know you more so I said that I need to check your site coz nakakabitin ung usapan nyo on air esp. kaninang umaga I never know that you are… you are brave dude and I commend u. but u know every time I am in front of my computer I always forgot to check your site, so I decided to put it now in my To Do List thing… luckily this day I had the opportunity to check your site and with a big surprise its Amazing site full of info & tips. Hope to meet you personally and talk anything under the sun… more power dude keep it up!!! see yeah!

    >Nuji ^^

  88. Thanks for the vote of approval, Archie! I will try to keep them coming! ;-)

  89. I so enjoy reading your blog today :P so i decided to make it the URL of the month on my blog :P

    keep the good stuff comin’ :P

  90. I just have found your blog…and I like it alot….I usually dont read others people blog….I find it boring.. But your blog is very entertaining.Keep writing Norman..Good job.
    Grettings from Indonesia !!!!

    • Thank you for the kind words and for visiting/enjoying my blog, addiat! ;-)

  91. Nice Read! :) Since its been a while, this is a great way to keep in touch but I hope to see you around! :)

    • Hey, vince! Thanks for visiting my blog! Yeah, it’s been a while. Do keep in touch, ok? ;-)

  92. Hi Sir,

    I’m so happy with your blog. Everytime I feel homesick, I just read your blog. Daming info and feels like home. Miss you boss. And by the way sa sobrang dami ng info about Bangkok para na ako naka visit doon. He.he.he

    • Glad you enjoy reading my blog.

      Thanks for regularly dropping by! ;-)

  93. You’re right, med! That’s me. Thanks for checking out my blog and for the nice compliment. Visit regularly! ;-)

  94. hello! i know you are the norman who always call on wake-up show (mellow947) right? the guy who has similar voice with renee? .. your blog is very eduacational. i always learn new things / something informative from your blog! .. keep it ip! =P

    • How’d you guess, med? I know I did a quick mention of my url during the Mellow 947 BMG but it was so fast I thought nobody would remember.

      • i always listen to mellow as i go to school everyday (from 6am-730am only). im just a silent listener of mellow. ive been visiting your blog since the day i started following pamela on mu. and then i remember you call on wake-up show and you gave some beauty pageant updates. remember? but that time, i wasn’t that sure that the norman on blog and the norman on mellow is the same. until i heard the last call from you on mellow .. the “jason castro” .. you predicted that his song will be a big hit. hehe .. =P i’ll visit your blog regularly.

  95. It is very educational reading your blog.. I appreciate people like you who loves to share things that’s happening, had happened and will happen.. I will visit your site from time to time.. Ingatz always,
    yenyen

    • Maraming salamat, yenyen! Glad you look at my blog that way. Take care as well! ;-)

  96. Hi, Sir! It’s really very interesting, reading your blog. Sharing your knowledge,ideas and experiences, I admire you more. Keep it up, sir! You’re the great, talented, bright, jolly, down to earth boss I ever met.

    • Thanks for dropping by, raquel. Hope you can regularly check out my blog. Salamat din pala for the nice words about me. Take care! ;-)

  97. Finally!!!! Your own blog!

    Wow, Norman, this is so you! You’ve always impressed me with your prolific and interesting mind, and now, with a platform like this, you get to share it with a broader audience too! Cool!

    Looking forward to more posts. In the meantime, cheers and congrats!

    • Thanks for the compliment, bing! I just hope I can sustain the drive and inspiration to blog continuously. I am riding on the wave of support and encouragement right now. Your kind words lift me up! ;-)

  98. Can you drift to a bit bolder and darker..hehe..carry on…carry on…

    • That will come, momoy. I’m still in the phase of ‘breaking in,’ so to speak. ;-)

  99. good work norman. gives me ideas of what i should do when i go back and visit home soon! the cupcake pics made me hungry.

    see you mate :-)

    • Thanks, dante. I was salivating myself while editing the cupcake blog. LOL! ;-)

  100. naks naman sir norman!!! may website ka na ngayon!!!
    Good job!!! =)

    • Thanks, jeto. This is long overdue. Should’ve started one a long time ago. ;-)

  101. for sure, i will check out your blog regularly because they are always nice to read, specially after a stressful day while having my rum and coke. :-) cheers

    • Thanks niko! Another way of getting in touch with each other. Hope everything’s well out there in the Cayman Islands!

    • HI Norman! i find your blogs really interesting and very well written…i enjoy reading your blogs when and if i have the chance. your views always propagate optimism and i find your articles always finding what is good and worthy of praise.

      keep up the very good work…my time is not wasted visiting your blogs. HIghly entertaining, varied, and only seeks what is good and pleasant.

      God bless you!
      Reuben Laurente

      • Thanks for the kind words and for dropping by, Reuben!

        Correct me if I’m wrong, but are you the singer Reuben Laurente who used to be part of the Company? If so, then I would love to blog about your new album. ;-)

      • yes Norman, ako yun…wow!!!! thank you so much! i hope i can send you an album but i am here in miami florida for rehearsals for my new contract as a featured singer with Royal Caribbean International…i will keep you posted as to when the album “MORE THAN JUST RENDITiIONS” will be available in the market. hope you can email me so i can at least discuss with you personally.

        I am your fan! :)

      • Aawww, you’re so sweet, Reuben. You can email me at norman.blogsite@gmail.com

        I saw your guesting in ‘Walang Tulugan’ when you were here. Just email me. ;-)

      • ay mali! hope i can email you instead…kahiya naman

      • Ok lang yun. :-)

      • hello again Norman! i emailed you something…thanks so much !
        nahiya naman ako napanuod mo ko sa walang…..TULUGAN! Kuya Germs and John Nite are two of the nicest people in the industry…they are always extending their help most especially to the virtually unknowns in the industry. God bless them!

        Sincerely,
        Reuben

      • I already replied to you, Reuben. And ok naman ang Walang Tulugan ah. I don’t watch it regularly but I get to catch it pagkagaling sa gimik on Saturday nights. ;-)

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