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The PHILIPPINES need HELP!!!

we, Filipinos just encountered a storm worse than hurricane Katrina. in fact, this has been the worst storm. it was even worse than the one that occured in 1967, 42 years ago. this time, it is not the people from the provinces that were hit by the storm but the people in the country's capital, Manila. anyone who has friends here, or have been to Manila themselves would know how urban this place is, so having a disaster as bad as this, it really is BAD. i plead to your hearts to give out all the help and support you could give my fellow countrymen.

these are notices, reminders, announcements, hotline numbers, etc., that i compiled from facebook:

• URGENTLY NEEDED! JETSKIS OR MOTORIZED BOATS needed for ongoing rescue operations led by Red Cross Rizal Chapter. They need to go to Cainta and Manggahan, Pasig, ASAP. People are already being reported to be dying in certain areas. The water has not gone down at all. Please contact Cielo @ 0918-8824356, ASAP.

• CONFIRMED: Brgy Dahlia Fairview QC Basketball Court. SICK KIDS need milk & meds (Paracetamol etc). Dunno how many, but reports for fairview has reached 5000 refugees.

• PLEASE DON'T USE STYRO TO PACK FOOD. if not disposed of properly, it will cause more harm than good. remember, non-biodegradable materials will only worsen floods.

• Donations are accepted 24 hours at the newly established Eastwood City Donation Center, Ground Floor of 1880 Building, behind Eastwood Mall, in front of Dwell at the ground floor of The Eastwood Palazzo Condominium.

• Reach ABS-CBN via these channels:

* ◦ Multiply: botomoipatrolmo.multiply.com

* ◦ Twitter: twitter.com/botopatrollers

* ◦ Facebook: Boto Mo, Ipatrol Mo official page

* ◦ abs-cbnNEWS.com |Email: ireport@abs-cbn.com

* ◦ SMS/MMS reports: IREPORT to 2366

* ◦ Bayan Voice BMPM Voice SMS: 411-BMPM (411-2676)



• ABS-CBN needs volunteers for Sept. 28, 29 & 30. Shifts are 8AM-12NN; 1:00-5:00PM and 5:00-9:00PM. If you are interested, you may call the trunkline 924-4101 loc. 2603, 2579, 4759.

• panawagan sa mga tinatamad mag-aral: mag volunteer na lang tayo magre-pack ng relief goods para naman maging productive tayo. TUESDAY -UST TAN YAN KEE, 9AM. WORLD VISION, QUEZON AVE - 9am onwards. sama na!

• For those buying relief goods: if you need to order MEGA sardines for the typhoon victims, pls contact Jean Tiu 09177161005. They can deliver in bulk and can offer it at lower prices versus supermarkets/groceries. Also MEGA sardines are available in doy packs, no need for can opener!

• For Alabang-based relief efforts: Hey guys, De La Salle Zobel continues its relief efforts tomorrow. Thanks to everyone who came to volunteer today! We will still be needing people and goods tomorrow from 8AM. Rice, canned goods, medicine, clothes, flashlights, insect repellent, candles, etc. plus people to pack and lift. Please come and lend a hand if you can!"

• RUBBER SLIPPERS (at the very least) are also needed by the victims of the typhoon. Walking barefoot makes them prone to disease with all the debris and dirt. Let's do more than rescue people. Let's help keep them alive.

• To all Pinoys in Singapore, if you would like to help our kababayans impacted by the floods, the drop off point for relief goods iis Afreight Cargo, #03-09 Lucky Plaza, Orchard Road. Contact Person: Maureen Schepers 6235-1011/9111-7855. Please pass this info to fellow Filipinos and Non-Filipinos who would like to help.

• several crocodiles from Pasig Nature Park are missing. Residents of surrounding villages (Parkwood etc) advised to be careful while wading in the water. Please warn friends and family in that area.

• We need 50 volunteers RIGHT NOW for relief goods packing @ the RED CROSS QC Chapter Office in Gate 7 Quezon City Hall at QC Circle. Call 433-2151 /52 or 920-3672, 434-3751, or 426-9627. Look for Tony Anne Garcia. GUYS NOW NA! URGENT!

• Policemen needed in Provident Village, Marikina. As of now, there are robbers all over the place, trying to break inside the houses. There is no electricity, the place is like a ghost town, and is covered with thick mud.

• Cavite area have NOT received any relief goods.

• For those of you interested in helping out, cash donations can be sent to the Land Bank of the Philippines at Account No. 3122-101-184 (Department of Social Welfare and Development).

• NDCC Missing Person Hotline:

* Marikina: 0920-9389914;

* QC: 0921-6555262;

* Pasig: 0918-9356318

* Cainta: 0917-5606241.



• Globe Stores accept relief donations (except cash) during mall hours in ATC, Festival Mall, Robinsons Malate, SM Southmall, MOA, SM Bicutan, SM Fairview, Trinoma, SM North, Greenbelt 4, Park Square, SM Makati, Plaridel (Walter Mart, Maharlika Highway), Tarlac (Metrotown Mall on McArthur Highway), Cabanatuan (NE Pacific Mall, Maharlika Highway), SM Clark and Marquee Mall (Angeles, Pampanga).

• Globe Stores accept relief donations (except cash) during mall hours in ATC, Festival Mall, Robinsons Malate, SM Southmall, MOA, SM Bicutan, SM Fairview, Trinoma, SM North, Greenbelt 4, Park Square, SM Makati, Plaridel (Walter Mart, Maharlika Highway), Tarlac (Metrotown Mall on McArthur Highway), Cabanatuan (NE Pacific Mall, Maharlika Highway), SM Clark and Marquee Mall (Angeles, Pampanga).

• PETRON stations accept donations. ARANAZ, TEAM MANILA, LUCA, PAPEMELROTI and 7-11, branches are accepting too. No cash, only food, water and clothes. People lost their houses, cars and even lives. Lil effort can save more lives.spread the word

• RED CROSS:

* Food: Rice, noodles, canned goods, sugar, iodized salt, cooking oil, monggo beans, potable water

* Medicines: Paracetamol, antibiotics, analgesic,rehydration salts, multivitamins, medications to treat diarrheal diseases.

* Non-food: Bath soaps, face towels, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, plastic mats, blankets, water containers, water purification tablets, Laundry soap.



• ALL DONATIONS FOR TYPHOON VICTIMS DROP OFF POINTS ARE AS FF:

* 1)PHIL. ARMY GYM INSIDE FORT BONIFACIO OR GHQ GYM IN CAMP AGUINALDO

* 2)LA SALLE GREENHILLS GATE2 ALONG ORTIGAS AVE.

* 3)PETRON STATIONS for DSWD

* 4)ABS-CBN FOUNDATION RELIEF STATION {BLANKETS, DRY CLOTHES, BABY MILK, MEDICINES FOR FEVER&COLDS, INSTANT NOODLES, CANNED GOODS, RICE}



• Red Cross Rubberboats. RED CROSS: 0917-899-7898 and 0938-442697
National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) Emergency Numbers: 911-1406, 912-2665, 911-5061, 912-5296, 911-1873, 912-2112
Help hotlines: 734-2118, 734-2120.
NCRPO Hotline for rubber boats and trucks 8383203, 8383354.
dump trucks for rescue. Please text 0917-422-6800 or 0927-675-1981.

• Globe has waived the transaction fee for Red Cross donations! To donate, text REDAMOUNT to 2899.

• New Manila and San Juan 2000 refugees in Mt Carmel Church. Kids sick. No govt units. In dire need of food etc

http://www.alivenotdead.com/chrissiewoods/The-PHILIPPINES-need-HELP--profile-772681.html

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Vanness Wu's Complete Transformation



Vanness Wu's Complete Transformation

Source : Huaxia
Translation : oppas4all @ http://asianfanatics.net

As a product of SETTV's transformation, Vanness Wu is working to get rid of his ABC accent. He has been required not to wear saggy pants, speak English. To make his single eyelid eyes look more like a manga male character, he was given circle lenses. All this was easy. The hardest part for Vanness was Chinese. His script was filled up with romanizations.

TTV and SETTV's starts showing 10/04. SETTV's president Chen Shan Yu said, "In the beginning, indeed, there were people asking 'Why Vanness Wu?'. "But just like during the filming of , when people were questioning the choice of Cheryl Yang, Chen has complete confidence in Vanness.

In order to have Vanness who has poor Chinese understand what the drama was about, Chen especially invited the director to spend two days to verbally describe the role and have him understand the the inner world of the male protaganist. Chen has also required Vanness to not speak any English to reporters and to wear well-fitted collared shirts to show his muscular figure and to not wear baggy clothes.

Ken Chu is very generous; pays for cast members' meals and massages all by himself

Source: ent.163.com
Translation by catalie @ http://asianfanatics.net

"Momo Love" will be airing in October and having spent two months together day and night, Cyndi Wang, her five brothers and Jiro Wang, Calvin Chen, have developed a really good relationship. Reportedly, often after they finish work, everyone still goes to browse night markets together and sure enough, Ken Chu has an older brother demeanor, regardless of whether it's food or massages, he will pay for all of it. Furthermore, recently when Geoffrey Gao was filming the drama's opening credits, he accidentally discovered Ken's "sensitive area"?

Although CTV & GTV idol drama "Momo Love" is still rushing to finish filming, the eight leads Cyndi Wang, Jiro Wang, Calvin Chen, Ken Chu, Gabe Lan, Sphinx Ding, Geoffrey Gao and Huang Jing Lun recently gathered together for opening credits filming and the poster. Having filmed in Taichung for almost two months, little sister Tao Hua Cyndi Wang, Ken Chu and the rest of her brothers, have a really good relationship and often meet up to browse the night markets together after work.

Although Huang Jing Lun was popularity king on , the star exclaimed, "At the night markets, my 'older brothers' are the most popular and I become invisible." This makes him feel very disappointed but he further expressed, most of the time when we go out to eat, eldest brother Ken Chu will pay but he can also explain this, "It's not that I don't pay but because I'm too slow, I never have the chance to pay." Besides eating, Ken will even pay for massages. When asked whether it was simply massages, Huang Jing Lun thought for a while then replied, "Actually I don't know but once we go inside, the atmosphere is really nice." Afraid that Huang Jing Lun would describe it in too much detail, Ken Chu couldn't help but jump in and say, "Just say it's simply massages."

Since all eight people were there which is hard to come by, the scene was very loud and full of excitement. Jiro Wang, Cyndi Wang, Ken Chu and the others were filming the opening credits and in between, everyone would play leg entanglement games [T/N: 双脚交缠游戏 - bit unsure..]. Jiro Wang, Ken Chu and Geoffrey Gao on one team, while Cyndi Wang and two older brothers Sphinx Ding and Gabe Lan also played, leaving Huang Jing lun standing behind the sofa, put to one side by everyone. When colleagues teased him a bit, he simply put his legs up [onto the sofa].

When Director Qu wanted Jiro and Cyndi to hold hands, the other four brothers pretended to fiercely glare and Da Dong, Sphinx exclaiming, "You dare hold hands!" Jiro tightly held Cyndi's hand while pleading, "Sorry! Brothers." At one point, Geoffrey didn't know where to put his hands so he simply held Da Dong's hand. When Director Qu asked him to place his hand on Ken's waist, this time it was Ken's turn to plead, "Don't place it on my waist! Place it somewhere else." Did he almost touch eldest brother's "sensitive area"? In the end they reached a compromise and Geoffrey placed his hand on Ken's shoulder.

Although Ken tries to stop Jiro and Cyndi's relationship in any way possible in the drama, offscreen Ken knows that Fahrenheit will be performing in concert so he generously lent his beloved guitar to Jiro, laughing, 'I only have one condition, that is, say onstage that I lent it to him." Furthermore in the drama, Jiro and Calvin both fight for the female lead. Offscreen, they have been training hard and comparing body figures. Jiro said that his current figure is "little Wu Chun" and Calvin also called himself "little Jiro Wang"; both said, "We've been working hard on our abs lately, as soon as you touch it, you might get a concussion."

Next Stop; Happyness~ posted by Vanness Wu @ AND

source: AliveNotDead

The TV drama that I’v been working on is finally coming out…OCT 4th next Sunday. It’s not an action flick, or a hip hop stick, street culture thing…um…not even close…this ones for all fans who have asked me over and over again when am I going to shoot a love story…well it’s been 6 years…so to all the people that want a love story…here you go. Next Sunday Oct. 4th at 22:00 - 23:30 set your tv sets to TTV / SETTV (in taiwan) and make a night of it. And for all the haters who are rolling their eyes…I still have nothin but love, (The Love we give away is the only Love we keep - Hubbard) God bless y’all~



Zai Zai and Xiu Jie Kai deep relationship from being roommates; teased as being "Niang Niang Jia Dao"


Zai Zai and Xiu Jie Kai deep relationship from being roommates; teased as being "Niang Niang Jia Dao"
Source : UDN
translated by fewfew @ http://asianfanatics.net



Xiu Jie Kai held an autographing session for his book that was written two years ago. His roommate, Zai Zai, showed up to support, but was teased as "Niang Niang Jia Dao". (娘娘駕到 – New variety show with two male hosts known as being feminine) Their relationship blossomed when Zai Zai slapped Xiu Jie Kai's butt during the filming of . Xiu Jie Kai revealed that it gave him a fright at the time, but Zai Zai made fun and gave an OS to Jie Kai's inner heart: "Is this some kind of hint? Showbiz sure is a dark place."

Xiu Jie Kai's travelling book has been on sale since two years ago, and has sold around eight thousand copies, yet he finally held an autographing session yesterday. Even Zai Zai commented, "That's incredible." Xiu Jie Kai plans to travel to Thailand for his next book. Zai Zai happens to be going to Thailand to film a commercial next week, thus he asked Xiu Jie Kai if he would like come along and photograph him, "so when you go next time, you can tell others that Zai Zai has been here before."

Why does Zai Zai support Xiu Jie Kai so much? Other than because he is a home boy who usually relies on Xiu Jie Kai to cook and manage everything, "He takes showbiz the same way that I do, where he's not anxious to rise to fame, nor would he use our relation to stir up news." Their rules as being roommates are that they must not talk about work or enforce subjective views. They can laugh and watch (全民最大黨) together, and also quietly sit side by side without needing to find something to chat about to dissolve any awkwardness. Who else do you have this kind of relationship with in showbiz? Zai Zai answered, "Ken Zhu and Van Ness. They would come out with just a phone call."

Although Zai Zai was passionate in showing his support, Xiu Jie Kai remained sincere. When asked who he thinks will most likely take the Golden Bell Award for best actor, the two of them answered together, "Zhang Shi!" Regarding the rumors surrounding Janine Zhang and Mark Zhao, there were also rumors that Xiu Jie Kai and Mark Zhao's friendship turned sour because Jie Kai also wanted to pursue Janine. Jie Kai expressed, "Yeah right!" without hesitation. Zai Zai on the other hand, showed a blank stare.

Ady An refuses to kiss Van Ness Wu


Ady An refuses to kiss Van Ness Wu
Source : UDN
translated by fewfew @ http://asianfanatics.net



Ady An films SETTV's , but has been refusing to film any kissing scenes, making Van Ness Wu feel helpless, "Is it because of me?" He then learns later that she has phobia towards kissing. The two of them could only complete filming the kissing scene after Ady An drunk herself while Van Ness Wu prayed for God's help.

Don't know whether Ady An has had bad experiences in the past of something else, but her barrier has always been filming kissing scenes. She rather films scenes where she is beaten than to kiss with her male lead. However, producer of , Chen Yu Shan, would not let Ady An off and requested for her to film the kissing scenes. Yesterday, on the outdoor set at Sanshia, Ady An publicly apologized to Van Ness Wu, "I only have the courage to film a kissing scene after getting drunk, but after he became Christian, not only did he become celibate, he even quit drinking!" After she finished, she turned around and asked Van Ness Wu, "Do I smell of alcohol?" He smiled and didn't answer.

After Van Ness Wu became Christian, he became a whole new person, gleaming everywhere. Once he discovers someone in a bad mood, he would pray for him/her. Ady An was feeling down one day, and Van Ness Wu asked caringly, "Can I pray for you?" Then he pulled her into a small room. Both leading actor and actress disappeared at the same time, which made others suspect. In actuality, he was only trying to counsel her, and she was so moved that she was in tears.

Van Ness Wu has been in showbiz for ten years, but he just revealed his correct name yesterday. His English name is not, "Vanness," but it is, "Van Ness." .

Mike He calls Ah Sa; will challenge F2 in October!

Mike He calls Ah Sa; will challenge F2 in October!



Source: Liberty Times
Translation: Sarah @ http://asianfanatics.net

After a few months of Taiwanese vs. Korean drama, the Sunday idol drama battle will start afresh in October. Ken Zhu's 'Momo Love' will replace Korea's 'Boys Over Flowers' and take on Vaness Wu's 'Next Station, Happiness' as well as Mike He's 'Calling For Love' which will be airing on CTS. Poor Mike is about to be brutally killed by F2!

Taiwanese vs. Korean battle over; changes to battle of the 3 hot guys

The Taiwanese vs. Korean idol drama battle is almost over, and the Sunday idol drama battle will start afresh in October. Vaness Wu's 'Next Station, Happiness' will be up first, followed by Ken Zhu's 'Momo Love' & Mike He's 'Calling For Love'. The 3 all haven't revealed their faces in idol dramas for some time. Mike practically disappeared from the idol drama battlefield since 'Bull Fighting' finished last year in February. Instead, he took on the big screen, filming movies 'Future Cops' & '7 Days'. Only this year did he return back to idol dramas, and collaborate with Ah Sa in 'Calling For Love'. Recently, he has ended his work relationship with his old boss TVBS. He has only just been awarded freedom, but he is about to welcome F2's brutal kill, plus he is facing obstacles in finding a new boss; indeed is a difficult career choice.

'Momo Love' rushes filming

'Momo Love's director Winnie You is renowned for his slow but detailed directing. Although 'Momo Love' is set to replace 'Boys Over Flowers' but according to sources, since the drama began filming in May, they've been filming different scenes from different episodes, jumping all over the place. Only 3 episodes have been fully completed, and whether or not it will be ready for October, the crew & the actors may have to rush filming.

Golden Bell Awards: Ruffian Hero's Zai Zai reacts coolly while Mark Chao smiles enthusiastically

Golden Bell Awards: Ruffian Hero's Zai Zai reacts coolly while Mark Chao smiles enthusiastically

original source: NOWnews
translated by minchong92 @ http://asianfanatics.net

Ruffian Hero’s two handsome male leads, Zai Zai and Mark Chao, were both nominated for Golden Bell Awards’ Best Lead Actor. With both actors from the same drama, it looks like judges will have a hard time deciding the winner. When asked who would win the big prize, Ruffian Hero’s Director Cai commented with a feminine flair: “Ah please! Don’t let me choose, I’m pleading you”.

This year, Ruffian Hero is popular as ever. Not only has it gained the highest ratings ever for Taiwan’s Public Television channel, Ruffian Hero also received a total of 11 nominations for this year’s Golden Bell Awards including the two Best Actor nominations, Best Drama, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay etc.
Zai Zai disregarded his old acting of concentrated, depressed emotions and challenged himself with the role of a mischievous, unrefined and unconventional police officer. Zai Zai heard of his first ever nomination for a Golden Bell Award while he was working in Hong Kong. He coolly expressed: “Thanks for everyone’s support and concern.”

Mark Chao, who earned the Best Actor nomination just for his first role in an idol drama, smiled happily: “I just can’t believe it.” With the support of his actor father Chao Shu Hai and after gaining the role in Ruffian Hero, Mark Chao has emerged in the industry as a new star. With his straight-forward and upright image from Ruffian Hero, Mark Chao has attracted many female fans.

Vic Zhou comes to Jerry Yan's defense; tacit understanding with Da S kept in heart


Vic Zhou comes to Jerry Yan's defense; tacit understanding with Da S kept in heart

Source: TOM
Translation: Sarah @ http://asianfanatics.net

Yesterday afternoon, Vic Zhou (Zai Zai) attended a ‘Spread Love To Si Chuan’ charity event in Hong Kong. Someone mentioned that out of F4, only he can be nominated for the Golden Bell Awards, but he stuck up for Jerry Yan. When asked whether ex-girlfriend Barbie Hsu (Da S) has congratulated him yet, Zai Zai said it’s fine to keep these things in one’s heart.

Zai Zai has been nominated for ‘Best Actor’ for Taiwanese drama ‘Black & White’ in the Golden Bell Awards, but he is optimistic for his senior Zhang Shi instead. He feels that he has already achieved his goal by being nominated: “To me, this is already a very good confirmation, I hope my work in the future will be successful.” When asked whether his ex-girlfriend Da S has congratulated him yet, Zai Zai replied: “I don’t like congratulations and praises, it’s fine to keep these things in one’s heart, saying it out feels very fake.”

Although Jerry Yan is also filming dramas, but someone at the event said that amongst the Taiwanese F4 members, only Zai Zai can be nominated. But he said: “I want to speak in Jerry’s defense, I’ve participated in the most dramas. I really treasure the time us 4 spend together, without them, there wouldn't be me today.”

Ken Zhu would rather die than marry in Las Vegas


Source : MediaCorp TV

Following the recent media circus of Asian stars secretly tying the knot in Las Vegas, prolific Taiwanese actor-singer Ken Zhu also came under the microscope as one of the possible celebrities who are guilty for saying ‘I do’ in Sin City. Ken, who is currently filming an upcoming Taiwanese drama, Momo Love, laughed when he was informed of the media’s speculations and told them to stop their search and save their energy.

The actor explained that he never once considered Vegas as a wedding location because there are too many last-minute and shotgun marriages recorded there. “According to my own personality and opinion, I feel that if I were to tell a girl that I would like to get married in Las Vegas, it does not feel sincere enough. It is as if I would unexpectedly regret and back out on my words.”

On the outbreak of accusations burdened on Andy Lau, who singlehandedly started the furore of exposing secret Vegas nuptials, Ken commented that the Heavenly King is a role model for all entertainment companies and newbie artistes. He cited an example from his early days in boyband F4 and shared that his manager would often spur him on by saying, “Look at Andy Lau. Look at how humble and hardworking he is.”

At Andy’s current predicament and desperate attempts to protect his own privacy and safeguard his career, Ken feels nothing but pity for him. As a fellow celebrity, Ken strongly understands the difficulties Andy faces. “When the media question about my relationships, I have nothing to hide. I am a public figure and I am most willing to entertain everyone. But this does not mean that I must be totally honest and public about my private life as this will also involve the female party. If I do not make any comments, it is done to protect my other half.”