Thursday, February 28, 2013

Celebrity Doppleganger

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Doppelganger week, two weeks too late.

Well what can I do? My life works on schedules and my schedules are crazy packed. I'm just kidding. Seriously, I put the pro in procrastinator. I slept on this challenge because I had other things on my mind.. Yes, I love to blame certain things like my problems for putting off important work like blogging. I remember being so excited about doppelganger week that I even asked my friends about my doppelganger..

Mirror, mirror on the wall, (who's the fairest of them all) I am trying to look for my long lost twin, who's your call?

Minutes passed and still nothing and that is when I knew I needed some help. I asked few of my closest friends to tell me if they could think about a celebrity that I look alike.. not totally, but you know, someone that could pass as my twinnie. I received a lot of names, some were familiar while some were not so much. What I found really funny was most of the given names were similar. About five of them gave me the same celebrity and I think that celebrity, who will be revealed later, is my closest doppelganger.

Some of you might think oh SSJ, you are crazy, this post is bullshit. Who wants to know about your doppelganger? Well, let me indulge in my conceitedness and narcissism. I put a lot of work in this. Okay not really, but it took some time to put the pieces together so please let me carry on.

Before I introduce my long lost twin to you, some of you are probably confused about the word doppelganger. It's a word for a supernatural being who imitates your physical attributes or who actually holds the carbon copy of you. In short smarter words, a paranormal double of a living person. Creepy huh? I cannot believe I have the nerve to make this blog, just the thought of it terrifies me. The paranoid that I am is making me look around my room all of a sudden. Freaked out yet? Do not worry, just think about the most beautiful place you want to visit.... now breath.. beautiful, isn't?

Anyway, I will shake it off. I knew about this challenge from Saab Magalona, a local, well-known celebrity and a popular blogger, daughter of one of the best rappers in the Philippines. Going back to the actual purpose of this post, Let me introduce you the only person who came closest and passed as my doppelganger, local Filipina celebrity, Claudine Barretto.

Isn't she a beautiful woman? Before she married her husband, she had so much discipline in her. Mostly because she was very popular in the Philippine Showbiz Industry that taking care of her image was a priority. You have to have the face, and the body to get your audience's approval. You have to look physically appealing to public in order to have a lot of projects and sponsors. Otherwise, you would just be ignored by the media. Claudine Barretto is the epitome of an actress, I could care less about her personality because no one can change a person's personality and just like her, we are all flawed human beings but her skills in acting whether it's drama, comedy, or horror? It's rare. She can do all of that with no flaws. That explains the reason behind her success, recognition and accolades. But unfortunately, ever since she tied the knot with her husband, everything about her and her career changed. Just to be clear, I am not blaming the marriage, I just think she was sidetracked and lost focus to what mattered. I am pertaining to her image, her personality off camera,  and her career. Aside from her husband to look after, she has a daughter and a son. Her attention and priorities are totally changed and divided, this responsibility affected her career negatively, but not entirely.

Anyway, enough about her. Ever since I was young, I have been getting a lot from different people that I look like Claudine Barretto. Some even claimed that I sound exactly like her, especially on my attempts singing Got to Believe in Magic by David Pomeranz. For someone to even notice such thing, I thought that was funny. I think even now that she gained weight, I still look like her because I gained weight as well. *laughs 

I will now show you both our pictures joined together to convince you that she is my doppelganger..

Do you see any resemblance yet? I can totally see it. The cheeks, the jaw structure, the eyes, and the way we smile.... all identical. Since I have gained weight, the resemblance is not as obvious as when I was petite in size. We looked more alike when I was skinny and when she went through a weight withdrawal due to depression due to Rico Yan's (her long term ex-boyfriend) passing. That shocking weight loss she had was proven with her picture joined with mine above.

Claudine rarely smiles from ear to ear just like me.

I don't know her reason why she smiles like that, maybe it's her habit, but I, on the other hand, have my own reason. My reason is very shallow, the reason why I do not smile widely like a normal person would is because my cheeks are very round and obvious, in other words, "cheeky", if I smile harder from ear to ear, my cheeks would totally pop and I feel like it does not look normally attractive. But surprisingly, growing up and getting into Fashion Biz, Cosmo, Elle and such, I have learned that women this century even get surgeries and implants on their cheeks. Apparently, having cheekbones make you more attractive. Nowadays, having cheekbone implants is as important as getting buttocks and breast implants. So every time I sit here and complain about my huge, round cheekbones and 36C breasts, I remember women who go through surgery just to have better cheekbones and larger breasts. I concluded that people will never ever be satisfied.

So what do you think? Do you think I look more like Miranda Cosgrove or Claudine Barretto? Claudine Barretto right? We have the same face shape, lips and jaw structure, the way we smile, our eyes, forehead, nose, cheekbones... yes Claudine Barretto is officially my long lost non-biological twin...

..and to those who think otherwise, let me just say it now before you say anything else, I admit that Claudine Barretto is prettier than me but she's a celebrity and I am not. Therefore, not the same skin, body, facial and hair treatment. She is scheduled for weekly-monthly spa treatments, massage cares, makeovers, etc. and here I am scheduled everyday to shower like an ordinary person would do to appear well groomed. I believe she is a very beautiful woman and to be told by many that we look alike is a huge form of praise and flattery. That is all.


ps. if you have missed it, check my other post (the one before this) to see six other celebrities who according to people, I shared some features with but didn't make the doppelganger cut.

Doppelganger: Who didn't make the cut!

Doppelganger week.

Let me tell you some of the celebrities who I was told I shared common features with but somehow did not meet my over all look...

  1. Beyonce
    (Who the hell doesn't know who Queen B is?)

    Strangest look alike ever. Beyonce is very beautiful, and to be told that we look alike is a bit too good to be true. But if you say that we have some common physical features, then maybe I'd still believe it.
  2. A mixture of Isabelle Daza and Shay Mitchell
    (ID: A Filipino actress and tv host, daughter of Ms. Gloria Diaz, Crowned Miss Universe of 1969)
    (SM: A Canadian actress and model of Filipino and Irish descent and is best known for the role of Emily Fields in Pretty Little Liars)
    Shay Mitchell
    Isabelle Daza

    I was told that Isabelle, Shay and I all have similarities in our foreheads, smiles, and cheeks. And that if both their features were mixed up, it would look like me. I don't know. Although I do not really see the similarities with Shay, I see that if you look closely at my forehead all the way to my eyes, you would see its comparisonwith Belle's. I actually am flattered that I was even compared to these two ladies, they are both beautiful Filipinas and it's a compliment to have them as two of my alleged doppelgangers.

  3. Alicia Keys
    (American singer, song-writer, commonly known as the Black-American singer behind the piano and who sang the worldwide known hits Fallin, No One and If I ain't Got You)

    Actually, can I just stop for a moment and tell you how she used to be my favorite doppelganger when I was younger? At some point in my life back in Elementary, I was really petite, kind of anorexic, (I had some problems then, was not really rebelling but I just basically did not give a crap of two about anything) and I had my hair fully braided.. Kind of like the hairstyle Alicia Keys had before.

  4. Yes, believe it or not, I was rocking that hairstyle for years, even before she was popular and ever since then, not a day went by that I wasn't called A-Keys. Correction: She has cornrows, mine were bigger and simpler and didn't not include french braid like hers. But even with that being said, apparently, I looked like her. Plus look at those cheekbones, I'm pretty cheeky myself you know.

  5. Mila Kunis
    (Ukranian-American actress, known as Jackie from That 70s Show, that hot girl named Rachel from Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Jamie from Friends With Benefits and of course, her performance as Lily in Black Swan which gained her praises and garnered her several awards and nominations)

    1. Again cheekbones and face structure. Do not disagree. Even the baby version of SSJ in the 90s matched Mila's hairstyle back in 2001.
    2. Miranda Cosgrove
      (American actress and singer-songwriter. Some of you may know her from the movie School of Rock. She played the role Megan in Drake and Josh, before she landed her lead role in her own show iCarly.)

      I turned red when a friend of mine mentioned that Miranda and I somewhat looked alike. To be quite honest, the only time I could stand her was when she was still Drake and Josh's evil sister but as she got older, the more irritating she became to me. Clearly, it's not her fault, she did nothing wrong, it just happened for no reason at all. Miranda and I became too close to becoming non-biological twin sisters. It's not apparent why I think so but if you look at it closely, and analyze it bit by bit, Miranda is SSJ minus the skin tone, jaw structure, nose and lips.

      This is a picture of Miranda with curly hair. You see, from the forehead to her eyes (my eyes are bigger but same shape), her cheekbones, the shape of her face (although her face is on the sides of her face) and her jaw... Bingo! But her skin tone, her nose and most importantly, her lips which is one of the most obvious feature when looking at a person, next to someone's eyes really killed the potential doppelganger in her. But sorry SSJ, she might have all your features but the important feature which is the lips did not cut it.

      These five gorgeous Hollywood female celebrities are the ones who didn't make the cut.

      Until next time..


    Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    My support system is also the one who crashes my hopes in an instant

    How is it that sometimes I feel like you don't want to support me in something I want to do. As if I have to do something you want me to do for your approval and for you to be proud of me.. You're my support system but how come when I really need you to support me on something, it's like you get disappointed or you disapprove of it. You're my mom, I want you to encourage me, support me in everything I do and want to do, but it feels like I'm a failure in your point of view. I'm so proud to have you as my mother, but sometimes I hurt whenever I feel like you're disgusted by me and sometimes even though I know how much you love me, how much you've done for me to keep me safe, alive and loved, I really feel like you are jealous of other parents that they have brighter children, more successful daughters or sons than me.

    I just want to break down because you're my support system, my inspiration, my hero.. but the pressure is always on, and sometimes, it all feels suffocating.

    I still love you mother, I always recognize what you did for me in the past, in the present and for all the things you will still do for me and will still go through for me in the future. But keep calm, let me be and just be happy that I'm not a drug addict, a prostitute or pregnant. I can't wait for the words "I'm proud of you, anak (child)" to come out of your mouth. Maybe someday, I hope so.

    Love always,

    Monday, February 11, 2013

    No weddings bells

    No wedding bells...... yet. I am turning 20 years old this October, and I only had one committed relationship so far and that lasted for two years and it was 97 percent long distance and the remaining 3 percent were our chances to see each other and be with each other physically and not via windows live messenger or phone. You are probably thinking, did she just say Windows Live Messenger? Oh yes I did. I have been single for three years. The thought of marriage sometimes scares me but yes I want to get married! I want to marry in my mid-20s. Some people might think that is too early but for me it's more of a personal choice. The only reason is if I ever have children, I will want to be there for as long as I can to be their mother, to be a part of their lives. Most of the married couples (married in their mid 20s) I know have known each other since High School or in college. Some were introduced to each other through a friend, or a family relative, while some were their co-worker (which sometimes do not work out in the end, *laughs). Well, damn, I wonder if someone will ever fall in love with me. I wonder if someone I am compatible with will fall in love with me. It seems as if the one I'm most compatible to is either attracted to someone else or that I will always be in their friend zone.
    I always question my fate if I will ever get married.. I love watching wedding videos uploaded here on cyberspace. It makes my heart melt to see couples who are so lucky that they have found each other. But it makes my heart melt even more to see brides marrying such amazing grooms. We all know how hard it is to find a man who is going to be really there for you through thick and thin. Someone who will still cater to you, someone who is still turned on looking at you even though you have gained baby weight (or food), someone who will take you by surprise and will always want to see you happy and make sure his love for you is shown for the rest of your life. Someone who cannot take his eyes off you, because to him you are beautiful, and that you are amazing. Someone whose eyes will twinkle as he looks at you because he is happy he is with you forever. Someone who you have been married to for more than ten years and will still be in love with you. Someone who knows he is lucky to have you in his life. Someone who will remain faithful and loyal to you because you are his wife and he chose to be with you, and only you for the rest of his life. A man who is indeed a rare breed.

    Sunday, February 10, 2013

    How does this thing even work?

    Tumblr was so simple, blogspot is just so complicated, not in posting but in terms of customizing themes and layouts. *Laughs* Yes, I kind of give more importance to how my blog will look like than it's actual content. Actually, I do care about the content but I worry about that after my blog looks like what I want it to look like. Anyway, a brief explanation to why I made a blogspot: a friend inspired me to make a blogspot just because it seems more private than the former. Therefore, I shall train myself to use this one regularly and must consistently update it unlike my dated Tumblr blogs.

    I was used to blogging and releasing thoughts and bullshit on my Tumblr but never did I feel secure on that site. Whenever I post something, I feel like I'm going to be graded on it. I knew someone was following me and that someone will read my post first thing in the morning (or whenever that person will see my long-whiny-ass-complaining-about-my-life-because-I'm-always-miserable post) and complain the heck out of my pessimism and my grammatical errors. No matter how much I say it on my Tumblr that I am not a writer, I still feel like there is no room for amateurism in writing. Like "oh I hate people with wrong grammar", well then sue me, grammar nazi. It's one thing to despise a person who tries to speak English although that person is not really obliged to, or to get pissed off looking at someone's post anywhere on Cyberspace getting the basic grammar wrong.. like "is, are, were, people mixing up their: their, they're, than, then"... but to correct everything and expect people to be all fancy and shit on their literary skills,  well f#%! offf... It's okay to be upset that someone has a minimal knowledge of having a proper grammar but if you keep on ranting about it, well you're a buzzkill. You're ruining the fun. Last time I checked it was my effing blog, that it was my tweet, it was my post! If I look like a joke, that's my problem not yours.

    ps. I respect those gramma nazis who are still humble to those who need more sufficient English education.

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