Thursday, May 28, 2009

News and Controversies in Celebration of my 100 Odesk Hours

It took me more than 5 months to reach my 100 hours at Odesk. Still, I felt good for the additional income and how working at my task allowed me to be more aware of what's happening in the world!

+ The New Dora the Explorer dora the explorer
My kids especially my little girl Skylah loves my Makeover at Working Mom magazine, and knowing her I knew that she would love to see the new Dora. Upon seeing the new Dora, Skylah initially says, "she looks like Dora!"... and of course she liked the new image because of Dora's long hair and cute outfit!

When other cartoon characters stays the same and hasn't grown up, Dora had her makeover! Dora is now a tween!

There had been a controversy
over this and negative reactions had been raised by several parents when Nickelodeon and Mattel announced this news prior to revealing the image of the new Dora last March 16. As Leigh Anne Brodsky, president of Nickelodeon Viacom Consumer Products, says
"People care so deeply about this brand and this character...the Dora that we all know and love is not going away."
But why can't they let her be Dora the Explorer that the children had loved. Why couldn't they just leave her as she is, knowing that this is what made Dora famous? Does Nick wants a new target audience for profit? Maybe they should just have made her a bigger sister, just like Barbie who got a 5 little sisters - Skipper, introduced in 1964, Tutti, a twin introduced in 1966, Stacie in 1992, Kelly in 1995 and Krissy in 1999.

+ News on TV
There's an ongoing Senate investigation on the controversial Video Scandal of Dr. Hayden Kho with actress Katrina Halili. From the breaking news we've heard that a former cop had just threw water over Hayden while at the senate probe! Which follows Hayden's revelation that Katrina had asked him to take drugs!

This is indeed the most talked about celebrity news right now and the hottest celebrity scandal. Even the song "Careless Whisper" had become a LSS for almost everyone who have seen the provacative dance of Katrina while the doctor sings -
"I’m never gonna dance again, guilty feet have got no rhythm. Though it’s easy to pretend, I know you’re not a fool..."
Hearing this song will always remind people of the scandal and the controversial sex videos. More people are even talking about this than swine flu.

+ 4 More Pinoys with Swine Flu

The Department of Health had announced that there's a total of 6 confirmed cases of Influenza A(H1N1) in the country.

The other 4 new cases includes the 1-year-old girl who arrived from the United States last May 19, the 13-year-old boy who arrived from Hong Kong last May 23, a 26-year-old woman and a 55-year-old man who contracted the virus from the Taiwanese mother and her 5-year-old daughter who attended a wedding in Zambales last May 17.

Read more details about this on Philstar

+ American Idol's Mysterious Voting System

American Idol 2009
Even the American Idol is not spared from controversies. Questions had been raised on whether American Idol's program sponsor AT&T had violated the Idol rules of voting. American Idol producers defends the integrity of the voting process. In a joint statement, FOX network and producers released this statement -
"Fox and the producers of American Idol are absolutely certain that the results of this competition are fair, accurate and verified."
There was nearly 100M votes FOX did not release the vote difference between Adam Lambert and Kris Allen, which could have provoked fans to see the voted unfairly.

Still, there's no foul play and Kris Allen is the American Idol!

+ Obama Nominates Hispanic Judge to Supreme Court

This is indeed the first! The nomination of Puerto Rican Sonia Sotomayor is a historic one which was celebrated by the Latino community.


mye said...

ei...i love to learn that you are with odesk. maybe i could try and reach out for your help :)


czaroma said...

@ mye, sure no problem :)

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