Monday, January 19, 2004

What a day. Not an usual Day, You know?

As I looked at the company’s Holiday Schedule, I found that a 3 days weekend is just around the corner.

That’s right, I get to have an extra day to sleep, rest, and probably will be able to play some video games.

But what made this day special?

So, I did my research.

Martin Luther King Jr.

When I look at the calendar, and I saw that today, Monday, January 19th, is marked as a National Holiday. January 19th, a day that was made a Holiday for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Day honors the civil rights leader who fought for the rights of African-Americans. King was born on January 15th, 1929. We celebrate the holiday on the third Monday of the month. This is year, just happened to be the 19th.

While doing my research, I have also came across some very interesting information:

Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin was born January 19, 1943 and died October 4, 1970. In between she led a triumphant and tumultuous life blessed by an innate talent to convey powerful emotion through heart-stomping rock-and-roll singing. Probably one of the most famous female rockers in US History.

The strange thing is, I never heard of her until I came across a script in my College Acting Class, where I played a character who tried to picked up a girl, by talking about Janis’ music. A fellow classmate let me borrow a Janis Joplin collection CD. I couldn’t say that I am into her music, but the style and arrangement of her songs really made me go WOW.

Dolly Parton

“I will always love you” a song made famous by Weed Queen Whitney Houston, was originally sang and written by Dolly Parton. Dolly, the famous country/blue grass legend who was better known for her ample bosom , celebrates her birthday on January 19th.

I’m not much of a country music fan, but her talent truly amazed me. Having to released 62 studio albums, numerous awards and achievements, I have got to show respect to the owner of Dollywood. (See, unlike Jacko’s Neverland Ranch, Dolly’s theme park is open to public.)

Hikaru Utada

Soon to spread her music to US, the already established (married) young Japanese R&B-Pop Star Hikaru Utada, also celebrates her Birthday today.

Damn it, I’m so F**King jealous, she’s so young yet making so much money. (She’s like the Britney Spears in Japan.)


Enough said, today is also WaRiSu’s 26th Birthday. Fine lines have already made their way to ruin left-over signs of youth on her face. Today, will be the day that WaRiSu polishes her face with sand paper.

“Oh, it will always be my 21st Birthday...”

Uh. Okay. So, its my Birthday... (sigh)

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