Friday, February 27, 2009

Pussycat dolls, Jai Ho (from Slumdog Millionaire)

It has been great to hear that the child actors from the movie Slumdog Millionaire have received a heroes' welcome back in Mumbai when they returned from their Oscars adventure in LA (where the movie won 8 awards)

This is especially touching as the movie received such critisism to start with in India, with many people there taking offense with the movie's name.

Two of the child actors have now even been given free housing by the local government, as they were still living in slum conditions, with one of the actor's family living under a tarpaulin by the side of a busy road.

So the story of the movie has now become a reality, in a way. As the film is a rags-to-riches story about the winner of game show Who Wants To Be a Millionaire.

These child actors will now all receive an education too. Isn't that great? Of course, this is the kind of stuff that is close to my heart as I spent years trying to get disadvantaged kids in Belize an education. So anyway...this kinda stuff makes me happy. I just wished that all children in the world would be fortunate enough to live in a decent, clean and safe environment and would be able to attend school. But at least, these are a few more kids with a better chance of a possitive future.

Here's a track of the movie:

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Internet problems...

Haven't been able to blog much as we have lost our internet connection at home and in the radio studio I never have enough time....

For today, just a quick picture of my performance last friday. As you can see, I was having a good time!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Oasis' new video 'Falling down'

Very odd vid, directed by WIZ. I kept waiting for something to happen in it, but nothing did. Okay, it gets revealed that the woman in the clip is royalty and that the Oasis boys (rebels that they are ; ) shun her. But that's about all. Not WIZ's best work.

I like the Oasis/Beatles look and Liam's usual little bounce at the end of one shot is kinda cute too (oh, the things we girls notice ; )

Anyway, it's the third single of their 'Dig out your soul' album. In stores now.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Chris Brown versus Rihanna

It's been a rather shocking case, hasn't it? Chris Brown battering Rihanna in his car on their way to the Grammy's the other night. She apparently suffered a black eye, bloody nose, scratch-marks/bite-marks on her arms, plus it has been suggested that Chris Brown had tried to choke her and had threatened her that he was going to kill her.

The police officers who took pictures of Rihanna onsite said that her injuries were 'a devastating proof of abuse'. Chris Brown fled the scene. But has since 'spoken' on his Facebook page, saying that Rihanna will now start to show her real colours (which ones does he mean? The bruises he added to her face?) and he has changed his relationship status to 'single'.

Chris Brown has revealed in the past that his mother used to get beaten by his stepdad and that witnessing that abuse had scared him. Chris Brown obviously needs help. He is a young, talented guy with so much going for him, but this is going to destroy his life if he doesn't make changes now and digs deep within himself to the root of the problem.

He needs to appologies to Rihanna and to the rest of the world (seeing as the world is watching this case). He needs to admit that beaten a woman is always wrong, no matter how much she annoys you. Just like, as a parent, I am NEVER in my right to beat my children, and believe you me...they often annoy the hell out of me! You just don't beat someone up. Especially not someone who is physically weaker than you (so if he wants to enter the ring with some world champion female fighter & she agrees to the fight...then that's okay, as far as I am concerned)

Chris Brown's family also have to realize that by sticking up for his actions, they are not helping him. They need to admit that he was wrong for beating her, or he will continue to believe that his actions could somehow be justified.

And Rihanna could take this (awful) opportunity and use it in a possitive way. If she shows strength and determination to walk away from this, and all other, abuse relationships in her life, she could function as a rolemodel for the millions of women and children (and in a few cases men) out there who are victims of domestic abuse. Please Rihanna...take a stand! Speak out about this and get the help that you need.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Peter Bjorn and John, 'Nothing to worry about'

What a good tune and marvelous vid, with some crazy asian rocker dudes! I get the feeling that this is genuine too. At least, I assume that this really is a group that meets in town on their bikes and then do some weird dancing together. Wonderfully bizarre.

And I love that Kanye West was blogging about this track too and that he was bigging it up!

It looks like the Swedish popsters Peter Bjorn and John are gonna do well with this.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Daily radioshow

Just wanted to let you all know that today I have started doing a daily radioshow on Cool FM, called 'Angel in the morning'.

So instead of doing my Saturday afternoon show for the station, I now broadcast every mon-fri, 10.30 am- 12.00 pm, Aruban time (-4 GMT) You can watch and listen to me live on the Cool FM website:

I have to admit though, watching a radio DJ at work is generally bit boring (definitely not the same as watching a VJ ; ) but still....

And you can chat with me whilst I'm on-air. Either by Messenger ( ) or just send me a text on Aruba phone number: (297)-747 3562

Looking forward to hearing from you