>maroon5, cullum, stone and keane.

>am watching vh1 right now. they have this special of inside track artists, artists who became known because they were featured in vh1.

adam levine is funny when he performs! maroon5 plays better when live. after jumping around with this love, they segued to she will be loved. almost the same performance they did in aol music. you might want to check that out.

hey, jamie cullum’s next! i like this dude. he’s doing his usual using the piano as drums while marching in place. he has a chair but he ain’t using it. his first song is his jazzed up version of n.e.r.d.’s frontin’. as usual, his hair is a big mess. hmmm… his head is a little too big for his body. like it could have its own zip code. basang basa ang kili kili. yaiks. o great, he’s singing twentysomething! this guy is bursting with too much energy! his body can’t catch up with his wacky dancing. somebody call a doctor! or a priest! dang it, he slid and dropped on his ass! by golly, this guy IS possessed.

joss stone has got to be the most soulful contemporary that i know of. her rendition of fell in love with a boy just made me fall in love more with the song. and i thought the white stripes original version is good enough! i’m guessing that they are showing two performances from each artist or group. but based on the sweat on these guys, they had longer sets. i hope she sings super duper love. that’s another song i enjoyed in her covers from soul sessions. is she british? what’s with the accent? o crap, she’s doing you had me, her new single from her all original album. well, it’s still a good one, i guess.

keane’s turn. everybody’s changing is an okay song, i love the fact that it’s just piano, drums and vocals. i must say though, this tom chaplin guy has serious posture probems. yeehaw! somewhere only we know! i looove this song! i love this particular line: i’m getting old and i need something to rely on. ganda no?

maroon5 ended the special with harder to breathe. my favorite line? “hoping somebody will do you like i did” haha!

check out the section in the vh1 site for other videos. you’ll find the stone video for super duper love there, which i really recommend you watch.

>fedtax is hard

>my tuesday schedule goes something like this: work at the nursing department from 11:30 til 12:30, go to my federal income tax class til 2pm then cost accounting til 3:30. i can’t skip either class then attend the other mainly because i have the same instructor. so either i attend both or skip both.

anyway, my instructor has this great idea of a having a test on both classes. yeehaw. i finshed my fed tax test in half an hour flat, as usual, and he was asking if the test was too easy (i wasn’t the first one to get out of the class, by the way), i just said, “noticed most who are done first are also in your cost class?” then he just gave me a sly smile. the kind of smile my sister gives me when she “accidently” broke any of my stuff.

it’s 1:26 now, me, being a diligent student is NOT studying of course, haha! i’m still kinda rattled with that tax test!

here’s an example: jose is a partner in an accounting firm that uses a calendar year. he uses a cash basis method of accounting for tax purposes but uses accrual system for financial purposes. he takes 25% of profits and losses and can withdraw $8000 a month from the partnerships coffers for personal expenses. he withdrew $96000 in 2004. he received $25000 in 2004 for 2003 profits. he also received $100000 in 2005 for 2004 profits. in 2004, the partnership’s profit was $484000. compute jose’s taxable income from the partnership in 2004.

that’s one question. out of 28.


>tonight’s nip/tuck episode will be very much disturbing – not to say that the previous episodes are not disturbing enough.

here’s a quick background: sean and christian are partners in cosmetic surgery. sean is married to julia and has kids – kid anna and high school student matt. now christian and julia used to go out in college before she got married to sean. she got pregnant with christian and julia kept the secret from everybody, even christian, that matt is not sean’s. eventually, julia met ava moore, a life coach, and confided this secret. now matt fell for ava (who wouldn’t?) and was even caught masturbating outside her window by the cops. they later on become lovers, and matt moved out and started living with ava and ava’s son, same age of matt, adrian. adrian is by god sexually confused and sexually charged, a bad combination. once he tried… wait, he didn’t try, he succeeded, kissing matt but matt pulled away. one time, adrian took matt’s leather jacket to school and matt became pissed off about it and started a fight. they were called to the principal’s office and lateron found out that there were prescription drugs in the jacket. matt called christian knowing sean would just kick his ass. in the principal’s office, matt, adrian, christian and ava were trying to make a deal with the principal to settle with anything less than the original thirty-day suspension. it ended up with the principal having an eye surgery something thanks to ava’s mind-bending words and chrsitian’s expertise. so here’s adrian, twisted about living with matt who is a peer and yet bonking his mom. adrian was crying in the couch when ava came home and he was asking why she enjoyed putting him in pain and all that. then ava started saying stuff like “we have to move on” and “we must accept change” and all that. hmmm… made my eyebrow raise. can’t figure out what was wrong with the situation. adrian started saying things like “i need you, mommy” and “i need you now” and by golly, they kissed. passionately. even a hooker would close her eyes. it seems this wasn’t the first time the two did something like this. and tonight, we’ll see what happens next.


anyway, ava moore is played by famke janssen and adrian by seth gabel. the two are painfully beautiful. even seth gabel, he looks pretty. if famke is any less prettier than she is now, i would probably choose him over her. haha!

famke janssen

seth gabel

>one bad day

>argh… this was a bad day, kainis.

lemme start. i woke up around a little before 4am – the time i intended to get up. so i turned off my alarm, got up, went to the kitchen for a drink then for the life of, i dunno why, went back to bed! i was supposed to spend a little bit more time with leo since for the past few days, i really haven’t found time to chat with him.

then i felt the sun’s heat from the window. heat? by golly, the sun was up. i always wake up before the sun is up! checked my clock, and it was 9:30 already! i have a nine am class! let’s just say i missed my art class. so i spent the rest of the morning doing homework for an accounting class.

what is wrong with me?!


>ok, i’ve been stressing for the past, um, i dunno, since school started? haha!

mainly over this one class… make that two classes. income tax is a very very boring class. it’s not boring because there’s nothing interesting, it is actually a pretty interesting class… if you are into law. not that i ain’t, it’s just that i’m more interested in the crunching the numbers part in accounting rather than trying to figure out AGIs. but at least the class is consistent, meaning i am ALWAYS not looking forward for tuesdays and thursdays. the other class is not bad at all, cost accounting. after turning in this one helluva homework that took us two weeks to finish (and many did not turn in their work mainly because they can’t even start it!), it was such a big relief! all twenty pages of nothing but cost analysis, balance sheets, income statements, and journal entries. i feel so great.

now, i have time to blog 🙂