Good Times with Mo (January 5, 2009)


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Hullo guys and gals! Happy new year to my dear readers whom I’ve neglected the past few weeks… πŸ™‚

Sorry about that guys, but tis the holiday season and I needed the time off to get away from it all and hence I went incommunicado for a time to recharge my batteries and face 2009 refreshed and hopefully ready to face the challenges ahead…

I hope you guys had time to commune with our Maker as well and celebrate the Yuletide season with your families…

Now on to the real reason why you’re here…

ABS-CBN making a Twilight telenovela?

This news has been making the rounds all week particularly in light of the recent box-office success of the Twilight movie. The internet has been buzzing with famous local bloggers like Spanky Enriquez posting about the purported project… This has of course outraged Pinoy Twilight fans who dread seeing their beloved book desecrated, hehe…

The supposed title of the telenovela: TAKIPSILIM (What else?)… The rights also allegedly came with a hefty USD1,000,000.00 price tag… Now that’s a lot of moolah…

The news originated apparently from another famous blogsite, Perez Hilton…

Aside from the “Hollywood” source, the news gained credibility because it came with the supposed cast and I quote:

Cast (Unofficial) :

Rayver Cruz as Edward Cullen
Shaina Magdayao as Isabella Swan
Valeen Montenegro as Alice Cullen
Gabby Concepcion as Dr. Carlisle Cullen
Luis Manzano as Emmett Cullen
Al Tantay as Charlie Swan
Yayo Aguila as Renee Dwyer
Fred Payawan as Jacob Black
Carlos Agassi as James
Chin Chin Gutierrez as Esme Cullen
Karylle as Rosalie Hale
Joross Gamboa as Jasper Hale
Jessy Mendiola as Jessica Stanley
Empress Schuck as Angela Weber
Brad Murdoch as Laurente
Nikki Bacolod as Victoria
Aaron Villaflor as Mike Newton

Someone apparently gave it a lot of thought as the actors appear to be if not well cast at least believably cast… πŸ™‚

ABS-CBN though has denied the news and blamed Perez Hilton’s website for the hoax… πŸ™‚

If you listen closely, you can almost hear the entire Philippine fanbase of the Twilight series heaving a collective sigh of relief, hehe…

By the way, did you know that my site is still getting over a thousand hits a day even without updates? Yup, and it’s all because of the post I made about downloading the free Twilight e-book… Worked like a charm, hehe… Unintended, but hey, who am I to complain?

Amsterdam misadventures

As you all know, Mo flew off to Europe for the holidays and he made a sidetrip to the land of windmills and tulips… Or for some more adventurous souls, the land of bong and porn..

Mo shared a funny story of his misadventure in one of the famous live shows in Amsterdam’s red light districts… Apparently, he entered one of the many live sex show establishments in Amsterdam and he was greeted by the sight of an old hag about to perform for the packed crowd…

According to Mo, she was in her 40’s or 50’s and when she brought out a dildo, he hightailed it out of the place faster than you can say, “eeww”…


Pinoy Soul Food

Mo, Mojo and Grace spent the better part of an hour discussing Filipino soul food… That is to say, food which is uniquely Filipino and will make foreigners gag and say, “WTF are they thinking?”

Among the treats mentioned were the infamous balut, betamax (cow’s blood cubed and broiled on a stick), adidas (chicken feet), dinuguan, potpot (I haven’t the foggiest notion what this is), isaw, bagoong and a whole slew of others…

Balut was the top contender until someone texted in and said that they have a similar dish in Vietnam…

Interestingly, Grace Lee said the Koreans are equally fond of fine delicacies like blood (they use cow blood) and soup no. 5… Mojo volunteered Rocky Mountain oysters which are actually cojones from sheep which are eaten raw by cowboys in the US… πŸ™‚

I loved this discussion coz I’ve been pretty adventurous in my culinary predilection as well and I’ve consumed food which would make ordinary Pinoys retch and call out the proverbial “uwak, uwak”…

For example, I relish frog dishes, such as batute (stuffed frogs), sinigang na palaka (frogs in sour broth), fried frog legs and other mouthwatering frog delicacies…

I’ve also braved the delicacy known as fried field rats and found them tasty, albeit, I was unaware of the fact that they were rats until after I’ve consumed a plateful, hehe… The person who made me eat them had wisely cut off all the rodents’ appendages and spun me a fanciful tale of some exotic birds which they had caught and fried… Hey, I was young and gullible, hehe…

Adobong crickets were a bit too crunchy for my taste although I’ve been assured they’re nutritious… 😦

Snakes and monitor lizards have also been a repast I’ve partaken of in my childhood… Monitor lizards are true to the cliche, they literally taste like chicken!

I’m not sure but I have a feeling the other listeners who were having breakfast may have tuned out, hehe…

What exotic foods have you relished or were tricked into eating in the past?

Phone scams

Mojolina received a text message from a scammer who claimed that he had won Php950,000.00 from a contest which he hadn’t even joined… A certain Atty. Amado Tetangco left a number to call…

I’m sure you’ve had your share of these scamming SMS and just deleted them just as I’m sure you’ve received your share of Nigerian emails claiming to be from a bank employee who knows of a secret stash to fulfill your million dollar dreams… πŸ™‚

I’ve always been curious as to who is actually responsible for these scams but never bothered to call the number on the SMS… In my opinion, this is a numbers game… Meaning out of hundreds or maybe even thousands of SMS messages they send out, there’s bound to be a few people who would bite and make this sick enterprise worth their while…

Mojo called the number and a certain “Atty. Tetangco” who answered sounded like one of those DOM’s that Mo is so fond of impersonating… He had all the nasty qualities of a bad used car salesman which should set all your alarm bells ringing…

I wonder why I’ve never heard of people being arrested for these scams? Calling Imbestigador and XXX! This should be right up your alley… An entrapment sounds good…

By the way, just as an aside, I thought I heard Mo calling these scammers “SOB’s” and I do mean the whole phrase and not just the acronym for these bastards… I’m not sure if I misheard him but I’m pretty sure that’s not allowed on air… I sure hope Mo doesn’t get into trouble for his slip of the tongue…

Anyway, that’s all for now… I have to get back to work, hehe…

A shoutout to all my loyal readers… You know who you are… πŸ™‚

Great times!

16 Responses to “Good Times with Mo (January 5, 2009)”

  1. nalunodSaSarilingLaway Says:

    glad that your back benj!!!!
    happy new year to all…

  2. Happy new year! I missed your updates Γ–

  3. Hey guys,

    Happy new year! It’s great to be back too… Looking forward to building the camaraderie and goodwill on this blog again!

    Great times!

  4. Happy New Year Guys!

    ’08 was a great year! Im sure Benj that you would make this ’09
    a blast with your blogs back!

    ’09 is Good Times Year!



  5. I was always checking for updates the past week! *lurker*
    I once ate Adobo Squirrel, I’m not sure if that’s exotic enough. My uncle shot it from his backyard in the states :))

    I really want to try the cockroach street food in China. But sadly, snails, frog legs and the squirrel was the most exotic food i’ve tasted :p

    Happy New Year!

  6. Thank God you’re back Benj!

    Happy New Year! πŸ™‚

  7. Happy New Year everybody!!!

    deymn.. i missed gtwm.. they’ve been out for what? a week i guess?? hehehe.. glad they’re back and im glad im reading this updated blog again.. ahihihi.. πŸ˜€

    on takipsilim
    -im a twilight addict and this news really freaked me out when i first heard about it. no. i guess ‘freaked’ is not the right word. i guess ‘pissed’ is more appropriate.. hahaha.. gud thing it is just hoax. *big sigh of relief* πŸ˜€

    on Amsterdam misadventures
    -wow i never thought that smoking weeds and prostitution are legal there. and i was at the edge of my seat when mo was taking about his ‘misadventures’. i thought he really did all what he was planning. hehehe..

    well.. hope we’ll all have a great year ahead!!
    thanks benj for doing the lord’s work.. ahihihi..
    please dont get tired of doing this.. πŸ˜€

    great times!

  8. what was the link for the song mo played this morning, something about the compilation of hit songs last 2008, with viva la vida as the background song

  9. happy new year guys! πŸ™‚ damn, i miss the Good Times show..anyways, i’ve tried Kilawing Pawikan (sea turtle) before. i know it’s illegal to capture this animal these days buy this happened a long time ago. now about the scams, i’ve received SMS like these before before. i dont have the time to call these guys but i make sure that i will reply a big F.U. on that number πŸ™‚ peace out!

  10. Gellukig Nieuwjaar, everyone! πŸ™‚

    The first time I read about Takipsilim on the net, I started to pray. And I don’t pray often. I asked God/Zeus/Buddha and whoever to have ABSCBN blown into smithereens. Good thing it was all nothing but a false rumor. πŸ˜€

    Amsterdam! β™₯ I didn’t spend the Holidays there this year coz my mother told me that there prolly won’t be any snow. Too bad, though. Mojo said that he wanted to try The Dungeons! Lol. It’s the best gay/lesbian sexshop in the city. πŸ˜› My gay friends are raving about their adventures there all the time.

    When Mo talked about Amsterdam this morning, I started missing home so much! :p And yeah, Paris has a lot of scary guys who’re members of those criminal type of gangs.


  11. Hey, the old gang’s back… Welcome my friends, hehe…

    Missed interacting with you guys!

    Glad to see my ole regulars here…

    Night, guys… More GTWM tomorrow…

  12. @cholo

    it’s dj earworm.. you can check his website as well..

    his works are nice.. i like listening to it.. πŸ˜€

  13. Welcome back Benj! And happy new year too!

    Guess the rest you’ve had during the holidays did you good because it seemed you’re excited to start blogging again!

    And what an awesome way to start your blog with the “Twilight scare”….. πŸ˜‰ ……I’m also one of the fans who didn’t like it to be besmirched by our local network, most especially by ABS-CBN. Of course, the book is still better than the movie, but a local telenovela?! duh!

  14. Hey Benj,

    Glad to have you back… You’ve not blogged for so long… *sigh* 😦

    I only caught the icky food part of the show. For my part, I’ve only eaten dog (didn’t know it was dog when I ate it) and frog. I love food but I’m not much of an adventurer I think. Can’t wait for today’s blog.

    πŸ˜€ Marie

  15. OMG! so this is really serious? I thought this was just a photoshopped joke or something haha anyway I have my own photoshopped twilight goodness but this was just done for fun teehee!!!

  16. Ditto on your comments on the Twilight Tagalog remake. OMG, this is so not-happening! I will be one of those people who would picket in front of ABS-CBN is this pushes through…This is so eeeeewww! It leaves a bad taste in the mouth. I’m sure many Twilight fans would run amuck…

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