RIZAL DAY AWARDS 2011

Posted: December 30, 2011 in Events
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Today is a Philippine holiday because we are celebrating the death anniversary of our National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. This year 2011 we are also celebrating Rizal 150, a national campaign celebrating the 150th birthday of this great Malay. For foreign readers here’s a previous post for a brief recap of who this guy wass, click here.

So as a commemoration, here’s my list of the best things that came to me this whole year. This is my sort of year in review. ^_^

Man of the Year – Lourd De Veyra

A multi talented crazy man, won three Palanca Awards (that’s Oscars for Philippine Literature, maintains a high-octane crazy blog, that  was turned into a book sort of compilations, he’s a TV news anchor, a vocalist for a band, a columnist for many magazines and dailies, writes and composes songs, a poet, writer, socialogist, political analyst, critic and many more. This guy is as versatile to Jose Rizal was, only with a little dose of craziness.

Book of the Year – This is a Crazy Planets by Lourd De Veyra

The only exception. I promised myself never to read a novel in 2011, which I kept. However this book is not a novel but a compilation of De Veyra’s spot.ph blog. This is the only book I read this year, and probably the craziest of all time.

Album of the Year – Rizal Rock (OPM collaborations)

The best songs in life are free. Top Filipino OPM artist bound together to make an album dedicated to our national hero. Music couldn’t get any better than that, and its absolutely free! to download and listen, click me:

OPM Song of the Year – Mi Ultimo Amor – by Sandwich

Artist of the Year – Hermes Alegre

Why? Because other artists inspires budding artists, that’s what he did to me when I met him.

Adventure Trip of the Year – The Agas-agas Bridge Zipline Adventure

Hero(es) of the Year – Volunteers and Donors of Typhoon Sendong

Magazine of the Year – Runner’s World

Crush of the Year – Emma Stone

Dream Girlfriend of the Year – Miranda Kerr (the super model)

‘I Wanna Marry You’ Girl of the Year – Shamcey Supsup, Miss Universe 2011 3rd Runner Up

Date of the Year – ahmm secret

Movie Event of the Year – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Running Event of the Year – The Operation Smile Fun Run

Destination of the Year – Boracay Island

Villain of the Year – David Stern and the NBA owners

Heartbreak Moment  of the Year – Lakers losing to the Maverick in West Semis  Playoffs

Amazing Moment of the Year – getting publish on Youngblood for the Philippine Daily Inquirer

Stats of the Year – reached 25,000 hits (a whopping 150% above expectations)

Blog of the Year – mine?

Blogger of the Year – all of my friends and subscribers here in WordPress

Blog Post of the Year Of Hear, and Heartbreak in Wuhan by Christ Tiu of Smart Gilas

Secret Indulgence of the Year – Dark Chocolates

Word of the Year – Pakensyit

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Comments
  1. I want to read that book too (This is a Crazy Planets by Lourd De Veyra), sana makahanap ako mamaya sa fullybooked. haha. nice review! 😀

  2. lapiskamay says:

    You should read it! It’s a crazy book, hope you find it. Happy New year!

  3. meron ka ba nito? pwede mo ibenta saken. hahaha

    • lapiskamay says:

      meron nako. hehe. kaso di ko to ibebenta. hahaha. if wala sa mga major bookstores, maghanap ka sa mga magazine stalls. Yung publisher kasin ng FHM ang nagpublish ng book. 🙂

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