Saturday, April 30, 2011


"Million Dollar Bill" is a song performed by American R&B and pop recording artist Whitney Houston, from her seventh studio album titled I Look to You which samples R&B singer Loleatta Holloway's "We're Getting Stronger" from Holloway's 1976 debut LP. It was released as the official worldwide lead and only single (second US single) from the album on August 18, 2009 through Arista Records in the US and August 24, 2009 through RCA Records in the UK. The song was written by Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Alicia Keys and samples R&B singer Loleatta Holloway's "We're Getting Stronger" from Holloway's 1976 debut LP. Keys had requested to be a part of Houston's album and Houston decided she wanted to work with Keys after hearing her perform at one of Clive Davis' parties. It was produced by hip-hop producer Swizz Beatz with an old school R&B beat. The song received critical acclaim at the album's three listening parties and was cited as a "big comeback record". The single entered the Hot 100 at #100, becoming her thirty-ninth chart entry on that chart. Houston performed the song live on The X Factor in the UK on Sunday, October 18 the night before the album was released in that territory. Million Dollar Bill is an uptempo "pop dance groove" with strong disco influences. The song lasts for three minutes and twenty three seconds


"I Look to You" is a pop-soul song performed by American R&B-pop recording artist Whitney Houston, from seventh studio album also titled I Look to You. It was released as a worldwide promotional single and as the first US single for the album also titled I Look to You on July 23, 2009 on US radio following highly favorable reviews at pre-release album listening parties.

The single is one of two songs written by R. Kelly which appear on the album and was produced by Tricky Stewart and Harvey Mason, Jr.. Following its preview on US radio the single was released fully for airplay on July 27, 2009. On July 30, just one week after its premiere (and 3 days after its promotional release) the song reached number 19 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Chart, becoming her 30th top 20 hit. The song has since become her highest charting single in the United States in nine years, charting at #70. The song was covered on the television show Glee during the second season episode Grilled Cheesus. With Amber Riley on lead vocals, the song debuted and peaked at #74 on the Hot 100 during the week of October 23, 2010.


"Love That Man" is 2002 song by American R&B-pop singer Whitney Houston, also featured on her 2002 album, Just Whitney. The song was the last single off the same album. The song was commissioned as a remix single in the U.S.

The remixes were done by Peter Rauhofer and Pound Boys. No music video was released to accompany the single. The release became Houston's 12th number-one hit on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart

The Peter Rauhofer remix of 'Love That Man' is also featured on the 2003 remix album, Ultimate Dance Divas.]

Go Natural!

Bigger windows are not just meant for decoration purposes only, they are actually made for some other eco-friendly reasons as well. Some people chose to have bigger windows at home not just to make their house looks wider but also to allow natural light to pass through inside their house.
So what's with this natural light and what makes it Eco-friendly? Well, as what the term "Natural Light" suggests, it provides natural lighting which means, you do not have to turn the electric lights on. Electric lights emit Carbon which is harmful to our environment and is one of the major contributing gases that causes global warming. Aside from being eco-friendly, you can also save money from it since your electric consumption is being minimized.
The only disadvantage of having these bigger windows at home is the difficulty in maintenance. It is really hard to maintain this window and cleaning them will eat most of your time. Not to mention the risk and the danger of cleaning those hard to reach areas. In this case, it is better to let the experts do the job for you. Window Cleaning Portland in Oregon is a perfect example of Company that provides high quality cleaning services. They have all the equipments you need for cleaning such huge windows.
If you want to have this natural lighting at home, then you have to clean the windows in a regular basis to produce satisfying results. The cleaner the window, the lighter your house will be.

Business is A Game

As you all know, mom has a small business of her own in which she started last year. So far, everything is doing well with her Small Tamales Business. Tamales is a Mexican dish made from grained rice and peanut and a little bit spicy in taste. This is actually my mom's specialty that she inherited from my grandma's own recipe. The business turned out pretty well until now and she keep on receiving orders here and abroad. She was actually planning to take this more seriously though she's not really sure whether she will lend a big amount of money for her capital or she will just stay as simple as it is now. Just like we know, business is like a game and the luck is not always on your hand.
It is more of taking risk and it is up to you on how brave you are to face it. If it works out, then good for you. All you have to do is to maintain it and apply good marketing strategy to keep your business on tract. But if you failed, then there is a tendency to face the business most critical point which is the Bankruptcy. I'm sure this is the biggest fear of all business owners and they will do all their best just to prevent it from happening. Yes, you can have another chance but if you failed again , then you have to accept the fact that the business that you established is not as attractive as the others. What makes it more devastating is the fact that you are going to pay all your debts, obligations and responsibilities. This is the reason why you have to file Bankruptcy report to save you from paying these debts.
Well this is exactly what my mom is fearing about but then again, business is a game and you have to be prepared whether it will turn out as a success or failure.

Sunday, April 24, 2011


"Try It on My Own" (also known as "On My Own") is a 2003 single released by American R&B/pop singer Whitney Houston. The song is about overcoming doubts or fears so a person can reach the point in their life where they can "try it on their own". It was the third single released off Houston's platinum album Just Whitney and, like "Whatchulookinat" and "One of Those Days" before it, was a modest hit on the Hot 100. It became a hit on the U.S. adult contemporary singles chart reaching number ten, and the remixed version became a number-one U.S. dance hit. Houston performed "Try It on My Own" on an episode of the television series Boston Public ("Chapter Sixty-Six"), which first aired in May 2003. On May 20, 2003 Arista released a DVD single featuring the videos for "Try It on My Own" and "One of Those Days", both which were certified gold by the RIAA. "Try it On My Own" was remixed by Thunderpuss, Mike Rizzo, Maurice Joshua, Pound Boys and Mauve. The single sold 800.000 copies worldwide.


"One of Those Days" is a 2002 song by American R&B singer Whitney Houston, and was the second single from her album Just Whitney.. It reached number seventy-two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and became a modest R&B hit, peaking at number twenty-nine on Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. In the review of Houston's album Just Whitney, Keysha Davis of BBC said, "One Of Those Days also has a slight retro feel to it, cleverly sampling the Isley Brothers' Between the Sheets. Modern day women will be able to relate to this one, as Whitney croons about the need to withdraw from the pressures of day-to-day living for a spot of girlie pampering". Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service in their review said, "One of Those Days kicks off the CD with the rumor-plagued diva admitting she needs to take better care of herself". The official music video was directed by Kevin Bray who also directed Houston's other videos including Heartbreak Hotel, My Love Is Your Love and Fine. The video showed Houston enjoying a day out and hanging out with her friends at the club, and having a massage at sauna.


"Whatchulookinat" is a 2002 single released by American R&B/pop singer Whitney Houston. The song serves as the initial single from Houston's U.S. platinum selling fifth studio album, Just Whitney. The song, which was co-written by Houston, was her response to what she felt was intense and sometimes unfair and inaccurate media criticism at the time. The single peaked at #96 on the Billboard Hot 100, but fared much better on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart, where it hit #1. "Whatchulookinat" has several remixes from Thunderpuss, Full Intention, Junior Vasquez, Peter Rauhofer, Razor 'N Guido and P. Diddy. The single performed strongly in some international markets; reaching #3 in Canada, #6 in Belgium, #17 in Italy and #13 in the United Kingdom. Released as the lead single of the album, song failed to capture critics' favourable reviews. Billboard magazine gave a negative comment on the song saying, "This song co-produced by Bobby Brown and co-authorised by Houston herself - comes across like a poor little rich girl whining. That's just boring.." Rollingstone said that the song was "creaky and unconvincing"


"The Star Spangled Banner" is a charity single recorded by American singer Whitney Houston to raise funds for soldiers and families of those involved in the Persian Gulf War. Written by Francis Scott Key, "The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States. The musical arrangement for Whitney Houston's rendition was by conductor John Clayton. The recording was produced by music coordinator Rickey Minor, along with Houston herself.Traditionally performed at sports games in the U.S., "The Star Spangled Banner" was performed by Houston at Super Bowl XXV in 1991. Houston donated her portion of the proceeds.After the September 11, 2001 attacks, Arista Records re-released Houston's "The Star Spangled Banner". She once again donated her share of the royalties, as did Arista Records, towards the firefighters and victims of the terrorist attacks. This time the single peaked at #6 on the US Hot 100, and was certified platinum by the RIAA. It also surprisingly peaked at #5 on the Canadian Singles Chart. This now made Houston the first musical act to take the national anthem Top 10 in the US, and have it certified platinum.


"Fine" is a song by American R&B singer Whitney Houston, and was the fourth single from her 2000 compilation album, Whitney: The Greatest Hits. The song peaked at number fifty-one on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.

The music video features Houston at a rooftop cocktail party. In the U.S., a DVD single was released. It includes the videos for "Fine" and the Houston-George Michael duet "If I Told You That," plus behind-the-scenes footage from the "Fine" video shoot. Houston's then-husband Bobby Brown also appears in the video.


"Same Script, Different Cast" is a duet between R&B singers Whitney Houston and Deborah Cox. Released as a single in 2000, the song features Houston playing the former lover of Cox's current boyfriend. Houston warns Cox of his hurtful ways, though Cox refuses to acknowledge it.

The song incorporates a backing track of Ludwig van Beethoven's Für Elise during the intro. The song was released as a radio-only promo single and hence no video was made. It was a minor hit on the US Hot 100, peaking at #70 while it was a R&B #14 hit.

Club Mixes for the song were very popular in the dance clubs. Remixes were provided by Jonathan Peters, Thunderpuss, Friburn & Urik and Pumpin'


Guess what? Mom is so fascinated to gardening recently. In fact, she added some planted some seeds in our yard yesterday and she keep her self busy in making our garden a little but more appealing. Most of plants of course are ornamental plants while others are herbal. We all know that Gardening is not an easy task. Remember that Gardening is a science and an art as well. It requires individual and landscapers to have a good observation and skills in designing. They should understand the elements of nature and its construction and then they will blend them accordingly.Landscape designs give more focus on the creative and artistic merits of design. It requires a lot of hard work and patience in order to get a satisfying results. And once you see them grow healthy, that would probably the most rewarding experience ever.
Gardening can't only be done using your bare hands! You need some heavy equipments too like the rotary tiller, a soil cultivator.
Aside from the Rotary tiller, you might need a blade brush cutter too to cut those huge and unwanted grass that ruins your landscape. This and other equipments are very necessary to make your lawn or your garden more appealing.
However, buying these equipments requires a lot of your savings. You also need a big space to store them. If your lawn is not wide enough to occupy such equipments then better rent them in some place like that Rental Equipment Portland in Oregon. Here, you do not have to worry where the hell you will store them and you do not have to think of the big amount of money since you do not have to pay the full cost of that item.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Live-In or Marriage?

Live-In or Marriage? This has been a non-dying argument whether what should come first. Actually, this one is a case to case basis. Most of the couple ended up to be broken or separated due to some reasons like they realized that they are not really meant for each other,they found out something unlikely or unpleasant attitude that they didn't noticed before they got married so for others, Live in first is kinda advisable. I think this is also a great way to prepare themselves in case they plan to marry soon. But don't you think this kind of relationship shows a sign of irresponsibility for both couple?
Personally, I'll go for Marriage. I think almost all of us are dreaming to be married a someday. For me, it is more than just formality. It is more than just the contract. For me it is sacred and something that bind the two of you together.
This is the reason why most people treat this as one of the most special events on their life. Some of them celebrate it in a very luxurious way since they want to make it very remarkable. Though let us keep in mind that wedding is more than just a celebration. It is a stepping stone for both of you as husband and wife. It doesn't have to be that festive and luxurious in fact the Weddings Vancouver WA has are simple yet stunning and remarkable. The places where the wedding ceremonies are being held are so great. You can check their site at and see what am i talking about. They also have some cool wedding packages available for couples and they will surely make your wedding extra special without costing you that much.
Anyway, how about you guys. We all have different opinion and i want to hear yours. Are you into live-in or Marriage?

Monday, April 18, 2011


"If I Told You That" is a 2000 duet by American singer Whitney Houston and British singer George Michael, and is the second single from Houston's Whitney: The Greatest Hits album. The song first appeared on Houston's 1998 multi-platinum My Love Is Your Love album, where she sang it solo. George Michael's vocals were later recorded to the song when it was being added to Houston's greatest hits package.

While Houston has performed the song in concert, the two have never collaborated on a live version. As well, Michael has yet to perform the song live at any of his concerts. Although "If I Told You That" was a hit, it did not appear on Michael's compilation album, "Twenty Five". The music video directed by Kevin Bray features Houston and Michael in a nightclub, eventually meeting on the dance floor, similar to that of Mary J. Blige and Michael's UK hit "As". The US DVD single for Houston's song "Fine" includes the music video for "If I Told You That". The video is also included on George Michael's video compilation "Twenty Five".


"Could I Have This Kiss Forever" is a 2000 duet from singers Whitney Houston and Enrique Iglesias, written by Diane Warren. The song first appeared on Iglesias's debut English-language album Enrique as a slow Latin styled ballad. It achieved success in many countries, including Switzerland where it topped the chart. Houston and Iglesias had never actually met in person as both of them originally recorded the song in separate studios; Houston in Hamburg, Germany and Iglesias in Los Angeles, California. The two eventually met in the studio, however, when the song was re-recorded for single release by Metro (the same team responsible for Iglesias's previous hits Bailamos and Rhythm Divine, with the new version being mid-tempo. The new version was released by Houston's label, Arista, as the first USA single of her greatest-hits collection Whitney: The Greatest Hits, (while "If I Told You That" lead as the single in most European countries). It was the fourth single from Enrique's album Enrique and available in his compilation Greatest Hits (Enrique Iglesias album) released in 2008. The song was extremely successful internationally; hitting #1 in several countries worldwide, including Switzerland and Spain. It also hit the top ten in many other countries, and attained Gold status in Australia, Germany, and Switzerland. It reached the top ten European chart. It had minor success in the US, reaching #52.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011


"I Learned from the Best" is a 2000 single from American R&B/Pop singer Whitney Houston; the fifth and final single from Houston's multiplatinum 1998 album My Love Is Your Love. The ballad became a moderate hit, peaking at number twenty-seven on the US Hot 100. Dance remixes of the song by Hex Hector and Junior Vasquez topped the U.S. dance chart for three weeks. (Whitney's record label released the single well after the song had become a smash in the dance clubs, had the song been released before the song became such a huge hit, the song would have charted higher). Houston gained another Top 20 hit on the UK singles chart with this song, where it peaked at number 19. The song was written by Diane Warren. The music video, directed by Kevin Bray, features Houston giving a concert performance of the song to a small intimate audience. It was filmed in Cologne, Germany.


"My Love Is Your Love" is a 1999 song by American R&B singer Whitney Houston. Released as the fourth single off Houston's album of the same name, it peaked at #4 in the U.S., #2 on the U.S. R&B chart, and #2 in the U.K. It was later certified platinum by the RIAA. Along with the original mid-tempo reggae-influenced version that was produced by Wyclef Jean, a dance remixed version by Jonathan Peters was also released. The single was extremely successful worldwide, hitting the Top Ten in nearly two dozen international markets. At over three million units sold globally, it stands as Houston's third most successful single, after "I Will Always Love You" and "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" "My Love Is Your Love" was the fourth single from Houston's 1998 album, My Love Is Your Love. It was a massive hit worldwide, becoming Houston's another signature song. The single was released in each country of Europe from June of 1999, prior to the Unite States. Upon release, the song was popular immediately across Europe and became a bigger hit during her European leg of My Love Is Your Love World Tour.

Proper Pet Care

Having a pet is never a bad idea as long as you are aware about your responsibility as their owner. You must be aware about the proper pet care before thinking of buying or owning a pet.
Owning a pet follows different responsibilities and obligations that you have to fulfill. Take note that our pets have feelings too and they should be treated the way they deserved.
Well of course, you should provide them a safe environment. You can put them in a cage or tie them up but you also have to free them from time to time and give them some space to play. You can bring them with you while you're jogging or having picnic in a park. A safe living environment for your pet is perhaps one of the simplest preventative measures you can take to make sure your pet is receiving proper care. Also, you should clean their cage regularly. Living in a dirty and unwanted environment might make them sick.
Be sure to give them the proper nutrition. Some of you might me feeding your dogs with left over food but this is kinda unhealthy for them. They might get sick if they eat a wrong food. Not all foods are good for them, some might put them into danger so it is better to give them dog feeds as much as possible. Remember that a malnourished animal is prone to many different kinds of diseases, illnesses, and general discomfort.
An annual checkup at the veterinarian’s office is an important part of pet care. The vet will be able to verify your pet’s health, and provide various services to prevent future illnesses. If you in Washington, then you moght want to bring your pet to a Vet Tacoma clinic as they have a nice and clean facility and they are also fully equipped with all the apparatus and equipments for your dog or cats. If you are interested you can check them at They can surely provide the highest quality veterinary care that you've always wanting for your beloved pets.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


"It's Not Right but It's Okay" is a 1999 R&B/dance song by American singer Whitney Houston, from her fourth studio album My Love Is Your Love. Initially featured as the B-Side of "Heartbreak Hotel," it became the album's third single and peaked at #4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart on July 3, 1999. It was #1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, peaked at #7 on the top 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, and was certified Gold by the RIAA. The music video was directed by Kevin Bray. Houston won the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for this song. The song reached #3 in the UK Singles Chart in March 1999 and stayed in the chart for 15 weeks, while also being a hugely popular radio hit. The song examines a woman confronting her lover about his infidelity.

Korean Dramas

Yikes! What's wrong with me? Why am i so addicted to Korean Drama series lately. Last week, we just finished watching "Temptation of Wife" on DVD and now, i am up to something again. Why am i acting like this? What makes these drama series so attractive for me? Well, i guess it is because of their unique story! They are so original and simply incomparable to other drama series unlike our own dramas that are mostly copied or based from someone else work. That is a big shame you know! It's about time that we should come up with something unique, something that we can be very proud of and something that can showcase our culture and make us so proud to be Pinoy. Anyway, right now i am another Korean Drama entitled " Obstetrics and Gynecology Doctors" starring no other than Jang Seo-hee. Yes! Jang Seo-hee is the same actress who played the role of Angeline Goo in the hit drama series "Temptation of Wife". She really looks different here and she's very stunning as well. Well, what makes me so attracted to this story is because of my passion in medicine. As what the title of the drama series suggests, the story revolves around Seo Hye Young, a talented and determined obstetrician who has just transferred from the prestigious Seoul base to the branch hospital. Her straightforward manner of handling her professional life is in contrast with her love life, which is marred by her relationship with a married man.
What makes this show more attractive to me is that it shows the different side of people working in a hospital. We used to see them being pressured, stress and serious but there's really so many wonderful things to know more about our beloved nurses and doctors. Here, we can see their funny and romantic sides. This makes me so excited about my upcoming OJT. It must have been fun! I am so excited to wear one of those nursing scrubs. I wonder if this scrub clothing also comes up with a wide variety of stylish and fashionable designs like what other clothing lines has.
But of course, it is not just about nursing uniforms right? I will do my best to become an effective and productive health care employee in the future. I will study hard and earn high grades so that i can prove myself that i am Nurse and i can wear those uniforms confidently!


It's All Over is the second single from Déjà Vu, the sixth album by Blue System. The song is a duet by Dieter Bohlen with the American singer Dionne Warwick. It was released en 1991 by Hanseatic M.V., and distributed by BMG. The lyrics, music, music, arrangement and production were by Dieter Bohlen, and co-production was done by Luis Rodriguez.
Déjà Vu is the sixth album of Blue System. Was published in 1991 by BMG Ariola and produced by Dieter Bohlen. The album contains 10 new tracks.


"Heartbreak Hotel" is a song by American R&B/Pop singer Whitney Houston. It is the second single released from her My Love Is Your Love album. The song also features R&B singers Faith Evans and Kelly Price accompanying her. "Heartbreak Hotel" reached the Top 30 of the Billboard Hot 100 on January 26, 1999 and peaked at number two on March 9 and number one on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs on February 2, and was certified Platinum by the RIAA. It was a hit in several countries worldwide. The song also received two nominations at the 2000 Grammy Awards: Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance by a Group or Duo, though it did not win. The video was nominated for Best R&B Video at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards. It holds the distinction as being one of only three songs to be on both discs for Houston's 2000 Greatest Hits collection, in its original and remixed formats. It is absent on the 2007 The Ultimate Collection. "Heartbreak Hotel" was not initially released in the UK at the time of the My Love Is Your Love album release. It was released as the third single from Houston's Whitney: Greatest Hits album in December 2000 and peaked at #25.


"When You Believe" is an Academy Award-winning song by American recording artists Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. The song was written and composed by Stephen Schwartz for the 1998 DreamWorks animated feature The Prince of Egypt. A version of "When You Believe" was produced as a single with additional music by writer-producer Babyface for the film's soundtrack album. Additionally, the song was featured on Houston's fourth studio album, My Love Is Your Love and Carey's first compilation album, Number 1's. The song was described as a big ballad, with meaningful and inspirational lyrics, describing the ability each person has to achieve miracles when they reach out to God and believe. The song received generally mixed reviews from contemporary music critics. "When You Believe" experienced moderate success on the US Billboard charts, peaking at only number fifteen on the Hot 100, despite heavy media attention and live promotion. The song however, achieved strong charting throughout Europe and other worldwide regions, peaking within the top five in Belgium, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Due to strong single sales in Europe and the US, the song was received various certification awards throughout many major music markets. "When You Believe" was awarded the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 71st annual ceremony on March 21, 1999. Prior to their performance of the song that night, Schwartz left Babyface's name off the nomination submission sheet. He felt that because the additions Babyface added to the song weren't featured in the actual film version, he didn't deserve writing credits. However, while Babyface did not receive the Oscar, Carey and Houston performed his version of the song, because they were more familiar with it than the one in the film. Prior to their performance at the Academy Awards, they sang it on November 26, 1998 on The Oprah Winfrey Show, promoting the song, as well as both their albums.

Being a Call Center Agent

As all you know, i am previously working as a call center agent and this photo above is exactly where i take in calls and do my best to resolved their concerns. I am really missing my colleagues and i wonder if they are still working on that company or they were transferred to another employer. I gave up this job because i can't handle the stress on working in a graveyard shift and i can't also take any irate callers any more. I know that is a sign of being so unprofessional. I know that my supervisor always remind us not to take calls personally no matter how irate the customers are or how much they yell on us or how much they humiliated our personality. These things made me resign my job. I know i am highly compensated here compare to the other companies that i have worked with but i really have no choice and i have to follow my heart and besides, it is not about the money after all, it's all about the passion and it is very important that you love what you are doing.
Anyway, i'm always wondering how multi millionaire the owners of this kind of industry. Knowing that we are receiving good salary from them and we received a lot of benefits and bonuses too. These companies might be earning so well from this business and i wonder how much capital did they lend to make this business running. Take note that they have to provide each agents a cubicle, a computer set, and more! And we all know how expensive those computers are and also the software that will run the entire telecommunication system. Don't you think they started having this business by simply renting equipments from a Equipment Leasing company at the beginning and purchased them later? It is not impossible! I have heard a lot of business doing the same thing. I also heard how in demand this service is nowadays. You can check to see how exactly this equipment leasing works and see how much it can help you to improve your business.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


"That's What Friends Are For" is a 1982 song written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager and introduced by Rod Stewart for the soundtrack of the film Night Shift. The song is far better known for its cover version by Dionne Warwick and Friends. A one-off collaboration featuring Gladys Knight, Elton John and Stevie Wonder released as a charity single in the United Kingdom and the United States in 1985, it was recorded as a benefit for American Foundation for AIDS Research, and raised over US$3 million for that cause. The tune peaked at number one for three weeks on the soul chart and for four weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 interestingly becoming the final US number one for all but John in January 1986 and became Billboard's number one single of 1986. Elton John played piano and Stevie Wonder played harmonica; Those two previously worked together for the 1983's I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues. In 1988, the Washington Post wrote, "So working against AIDS, especially after years of raising money for work on many blood-related diseases such as sickle-cell anemia, seemed the right thing to do. 'You have to be granite not to want to help people with AIDS, because the devastation that it causes is so painful to see. I was so hurt to see my friend die with such agony,' Warwick remembers. 'I am tired of hurting and it does hurt.'" The Dionne and Friends version of the song won the performers the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, as well as Song of the Year for its writers, Bacharach and Bayer Sager. It also was ranked by Billboard magazine as the most popular song of 1986.Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Gladys Knight, and Stevie Wonder performed the song live together for the first time in 23 years at the 25th Anniversary AmfAR Gala in New York on February 10, 2011.Dionne and Friends' version also listed at #61 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of all time.


"My Heart Is Calling" is a song recorded by American recording artist Whitney Houston for the 1996 film The Preacher's Wife. It was released on June 10, 1997 as the third and final single from the accompanying soundtrack. The song was written and produced solely by Babyface. Musically, the song is an R&B ballad, with gospel music and funk influences, and the lyrics speak about meeting someone special."My Heart Is Calling" received mainly positive reviews from music critics, who commended Houston's soulful performance. It charted and peaked at number seventy-seven on the United States Billboard Hot 100, and number thirty-five on Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. "My Heart Is Calling" garnered mostly positive reviews from music critics. Larry Flick of Billboard reviewed the song favorably, writing that it is "a wonderfully refreshing release that smartly side-steps her tried-and-true balladry in favor of a credible foray into jeep-funk territory."


"Step by Step" is a pop song written and originally recorded by singer Annie Lennox, later popularized by R&B/Pop singer Whitney Houston. The song served as the second single from Houston's 1996 soundtrack album, The Preacher's Wife. Annie Lennox also provides background vocals in Houston's rendition. After its release, "Step by Step" reached number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the U.S. Houston's single charted successfully across the globe, reaching the Top 20 in over 45 countries. It was certified Gold by the RIAA. In the United Kingdom the song was released in late 1996 and peaked at #13 in the UK Singles Chart in January 1997 and went on to spend 13 weeks in the chart. The song reached Gold in Germany.

Way Back Then

Gosh!Is it just me? I'm feeling so old today! I was browsing some of my old photos in my Facebook account when all of a sudden i found this funny picture of me and my cousin Ichan.Look how adorable he is way back then. We used to spend some time together playing our favorite toys. I remember he used to play his favorite toy robot and her mom used to buy her with some cool kiddie stuffs as well.
And now look how mature he is! He just graduated from HighSchool last week and they are inviting me to attend the after-party celebration this coming Friday. Yikes! I should give him something special since it's been awhile since we last met. And the worst, i can't give him kiddie stuffs anymore. He's way too old to play toys and he will not be able to appreciate such gifts. This is a big challenge to me and i should come up with something better. Since Ichan is not that kid that I used to play with anymore, maybe i can buy something appropriate for his age.
A gadget maybe? I saw some cool ipods online but the price is not really amusing and it's gonna ruined my monthly budget. Well unless i get Payday Advance loan right? I need to buy something special for him and something that he can treasured like Ipod! Most teenagers today are so hooked with this gadget so definitely, this is the best thing i can ever offer to him. And since i only have 3 more days left, i better get the loan from a lending company that offers No Fax Payday Loan! You'll get approved here in an instant and it is really advisable for someone who is in need of a fast cash like me! Will buzz more about the party and will share some photos too so watch out for it.

Saturday, April 9, 2011


"I Believe in You and Me" is a ballad written by Sandy Linzer and David Wolfert. The song was first recorded and released by the R&B group The Four Tops in 1983. Later in 1996, R&B/pop singer Whitney Houston recorded it for her film The Preacher's Wife and released it as a single. The original version recorded by The Four Tops was a moderate success, charting at position 40 in Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart. Fourteen years later, Whitney Houston recorded a cover of the song for her soundtrack album The Preacher's Wife, produced by Mervyn Warren and herself on the film version and David Foster on the single version of the song. "I Believe in You and Me" is a slow tempo R&B song with strong gospel influences. Written in the key of C Major, the beat is set in common time and moves at a slow 66 beats per minute. Houston's vocals in the song spans from the low note of G3 to the high note of A5


"Why Does It Hurt So Bad" is a song recorded by American singer Whitney Houston for the 1995 film Waiting to Exhale. It was released on July 7, 1996, by Arista Records as the seventh and final single from the accompanying soundtrack. The song was written and produced solely by Babyface. Musically, it is an R&B ballad, and the lyrics chronicle a lovelorn lament. The song garnered positive reviews from critics, who commended Houston's vocal effort. It charted in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number twenty-six. It also reached a peak position of number twenty-two in the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and number six on the Adult Contemporary chart. In Canada, the song reached a peak of number forty-five on the RPM Singles chart. Although there is no official music video for the song, a performance of the song at the 1996 MTV Movie Awards was taped and is used as a promotional clip. The song was later included as a medley, in her My Love Is Your Love World Tour (1999), along with a few other songs.


"All the Love in the World" was a 1982 single by Dionne Warwick. The song was written by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb, and was featured on Warwick's hit album Heartbreaker, produced by Barry Gibb, Karl Richardson, and Albhy Galuten.

The song was Warwick's third single from the album, behind "Heartbreaker" and "Take The Short Way Home". The song just missed the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. (#101) and also charted #16 U.S. Adult Contemporary and #10 UK.

Her Business Plan

I have heard that my cousin Jenny is planning to start a small business. She gave up her job to focus more on her family especially now that she just gave birth to her very first baby girl. Her hubby is now working abroad and the one who support them financially, however, i know my cousin Jenny a lot! She's a workaholic She's been working in that previous company for almost ten years and she has unbreakable working experience and achievements from it already and I know for sure that she will not give up her work as easy as like that, I'm sure sh'll find ways to keep her self busy again. And i am so right about it! She's now planning to start this small catering business nearby her house and she's planning to take it seriously. It might be a new field for her but I now she can do this job very effectively. However, there is only one problem! She is now facing a financial problem after being scammed by an investment company 2 years ago which resulted for series of unpaid debts. They managed to pay them all after finding a good companies for both of them. However, this issue left a bad credit history on their account, making it hard for them to apply for any small or personal loans.
Though i have heard that there are lending companies that offer installment loans and loans for bad credit. This kind of loan will allow them to borrow money from a lending company despite of having bad credit history on their account. My cousin Jenny is very eager to start this new business and i will definitely recommend her this personal loans for bad credit to help her out with her business plans. And knowing that her hubby is now working abroad and is now receiving stable income, I'm sure she can pay this loan with no ease.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


"Heartbreaker" is a 1982 single released by American pop and soul singer Dionne Warwick. The song was written by The Bee Gees' Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb, with Barry Gibb's distinctive backing vocal being heard on the chorus. The unique brothers' sound can also be recognized in the syncopated rhythm of drums programming, the bright strings unisons and the powerful synthesizer brass sections. The song was a hit around the world. It peaked at number ten on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in January 1983, and was a number-one adult contemporary hit. In the UK, the track reached number two for two weeks in November 1982. Warwick admitted in The Billboard Book of Number One Adult Contemporary Hits by Wesley Hyatt that she was not fond of "Heartbreaker" (regarding the song's international popularity, she quipped, "I cried all the way to the bank"), but recorded it because she trusted the Bee Gees' judgment that it would be a hit. It turned out to be Warwick's most successful solo hit of the 1980s. The Bee Gees recorded a version, with Barry Gibb on lead vocals, which was featured on the album, Their Greatest Hits: The Record, as well as their Love Songs album. In 2004, J-pop singer Junichi Inagaki released a Japanese-language cover version of "Heartbreaker" on his album Revival II. In 2005, the German reggae-pop band Blue Lagoon included a cover version of "Heartbreaker" on their album Clublagoon.


"Count on Me" is a duet by American recording artists Whitney Houston and CeCe Winans. It is an uplifting song about leaning on a friend for support when needed. Released in early 1996, the song was the fourth single from the soundtrack album of the motion picture Waiting to Exhale, and the second single by Houston released from that album. It became Winans highest position reached on the US Hot 100 as the single reached the top ten, peaking at number eight. It was certified Gold in the U.S. The music video for the song features Houston and Winans giving a concert performance, while clips of the Waiting to Exhale feature film are sporadically mixed in. The "Count on Me" music video peaked at number one on music channels BET, MTV, and VH1. On a Valentines Day episode of Sister Sister, the three principal actors: Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry and Marques Houston, sing the song at a karaoke bar. They sing the first two verses and the chorus.


"Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" is a song by American recording artist Whitney Houston, featured on the soundtrack for the film Waiting to Exhale. It was released as the lead single from the soundtrack on November 7, 1995, by Arista Records. The song was written and produced by Babyface. A mid-tempo R&B ballad, composed in the key of C major, the song's lyrics speaks about growing up and learning to let go. The song garnered mostly positive reviews from critics, many of whom noted Houston's vocal maturity in the song. It peaked within the top twenty in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. At the 39th Annual Grammy Awards, held on February 26 1997, "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" received four nominations, including the Grammy Award for the Song of the Year, and won in the category of Best R&B Song. The song also won four other awards, including a Soul Train Music Award.


Gardening is not as easy as counting numbers. It takes a lot of hard work and patience before you end up in a good garden landscape. If you want to take Gardening seriously, then you should start first by planning. Layout your design and draw how much do you want your garden to look like. After the drawing, then it is your turn now to buy all the things that you need including the gardening tools, the plants and some cool outdoor designs.
We do not have a wide space in our house that's why we just ended up on having a small garden but the space is good enough to accommodate some plants and trees. I just wish we have wider space than what we have now so that we can experiment more with our garden designs. Can you imagine a wide garden with so many wonderful topiary being displayed around, a garden filled with colorful flowers, decorated with cute gnomes and a garden with stunning bird baths? Not to mention the amazing fountain on the center.Well, that is actually my dream garden though i realized how hard would it be to maintain such huge garden like that. It will require me for sure to hire something like that Landscape Vancouver Wa maintenance services. It would be hard and stressing to maintain a huge landscape alone that's why you need someone to maintain it for you. Someone who is trained for this kind of field and someone who is professional who can provide you a very satisfying result.
Having a properly maintained garden is like stepping on a paradise which can take all your stresses away.

Monday, April 4, 2011


"Queen of the Night" is a song co-written and performed by American pop/R&B singer Whitney Houston. It was the fifth and final single released from the multiplatinum The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album."Queen of the Night" is an uptempo rock-pop-dance number, with Houston expressing how she "rules the club scene," proclaiming herself "queen of the night." It was not released as a single in America, but it received such substantial radio play that it rose to number 36 on the Hot 100 Airplay. However, because of Billboard magazine rules at the time (which have since been modified), a song with no commercial single available could not chart on the main Billboard Hot 100. The song reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play, becoming Houston's fifth number 1 dance single. It was released in several other countries, peaking at number 14 in the UK. This song was covered during the Believe Again Tour performed by Delta Goodrem at various locations throughout Australia in 2009. The 2009 X Factor contestants also performed this song on Sunday 18 October 2009 as a group performance. 2009 X Factor contestant Stacey Solomon who came third, performed this song on The X Factor Live Tour 2010.


"Run to You" is a song performed by Whitney Houston and is the fourth single released from The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album. All of the previous releases from The Bodyguard had been successes, landing in the top five. "Run to You" became a moderate hit, peaking at number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100. In the U.S., it spent six weeks inside the top 40, five of which were spent at the number 31 peak. "Run to You" and it's soundtrack-mate "I Have Nothing," were nominated for a 1992 Academy Award for Best Original Song, but they lost to "A Whole New World" from Aladdin. The music video for "Run to You" features scenes from The Bodyguard intercut with scenes of an angelic Houston running on clouds. Christina Aguilera sang this song live in 2001 as a tribute to Whitney Houston at the 1st Annual BET Awards.


"Déjà Vu" is a 1979 ballad song written by Isaac Hayes and Adrienne Anderson and recorded by Dionne Warwick in 1979. It was the second single released from her Arista debut album, Dionne. The song became Warwick's fifth and last top 40 single of her 1970s period and her second top 40 single following the release of "I'll Never Love This Way Again" in the five years since her number-one single, "Then Came You", featuring The Spinners."Déjà Vu" went to number fifteen on the Billboard Hot 100, number twenty-five on the soul chart, and number one on the Adult Contemporary chart in early 1980. Warwick won the Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for "Déjà Vu", also winning for Best Pop Female Vocal Performance for "I'll Never Love This Way Again". Warwick became the first artist ever to win the R&B and pop categories on the same night.

The Role of A Kitchen

For Someone who spend most of her time in the kitchen like my mom, i'm sure you also treat Kitchen as one of the most important places in your life. Mom loves to cook a lot and she loves to experiment so many dishes too. Our Kitchen seems to be a part of her everyday life already.
She always serves delicious , tempting and irresistible dishes to us and i guess it's time for us to bring back the courtesy by doing something great for her favorite hangout place, our kitchen!
Yup! We already talked to our dad about this. We are planning to do some makeover to her kitchen and try to make it more appealing than ever.Currently, we are using Ceramic tiles as a finishing material for both our lavatory and kitchen countertop. Even our floors are made out of Ceramic Tiles finishing. If you can just look closer to it, you will see some cracks on some tiles. Ceramic tiles are too sensitive because whenever a strong force is applied, it cracks easily. Someone told us to use granite or marble instead. They are quite expensive but the quality of them are much greater than what ceramic tiles can give.
I've been hearing a lot of good things about granite countertops from my blogger friends too.
Well, we are planning to start the renovation as early as July and we'll try to give this as a birthday present to her. Woohoo so excited about this. Will buzz more about this soon.

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