ANTM Series1: My Ever Favorite Yoanna House

Yoanna House
9th April 1980

Winner of Cycle 2
America Next Top Model

She's my most, or should i say ever favorite girl
Look at her, so classy, so pretty
What have she been doing after she won the title?
"It’s not real.
I never was a cheerleader, never made the squad.
Never made homecoming or prom queen, nothing.
I was always just there and I never won.
And now I’m ‘America’s Next Top Model’. ”

After Top Model, she signed with IMG Models. House made her debut as a runway model at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in 2004, walking for fashion designers Petro Zillia, Custo Barcelona, Sue Wong, and John Sakalis. She took place in a promotional runway show for America's Next Top Model Obsessed which premiered on Oxygen. Her most visible modeling assignments immediately after her win include a commercial for the Declare Yourself voting campaign, a cover story for Psychology Today magazine., spread in Hannah Anderson, Jane, Look for Less Ads, Metro Style, Careline, Jacksonville which she had a cover and spread,Sue Wong 2005 Line, The August 2010 edition of Jacksonville. She became host of The Look for Less in 2005, replacing Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

The following year, House was named "the face" of The CW network and appeared in commercials and web advertisements for the fledgling network. In overseas projects, she signed with Danish modeling agency 1st Opinion Model Management and won a contract with Careline, an Israeli cosmetics company. She appeared in a commercial for make-up brand Sheer Cover, Leeza Gibbons's make-up line, along with Cycle 4 winner of America's Next Top Model Naima Mora. In the Summer of 2008, Yoanna hosted The N's reality series Queen Bees, which attempts to reform mean girls. She has also filmed a PSA for Declare Yourself, parodying a lipstick commercial.
Yoanna's Appearance

Eve (TV series) Janis – Self
Helpless (2004) … Janis

1st Look (TV series) Herself
Levi's Challenge (2009)
Celebrity Fitness (2006)
2008 Queen Bees (TV series) - Host
Centeredness (2008) - Host
Power (2008) - Host
2006 E! True Hollywood Story (TV series documentary)
The 49th Annual New York Emmy Awards (TV movie)
2006 Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (TV series)
Expose the Moose for Charity: Stephen G (2006)
The Look for Less (TV series) Host
Exposed: 25 Most Notorious Moments of Fashion Week (TV movie) - Host
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest (TV series)
2004 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee (TV series)
2004 Late Show with David Letterman (TV series)
Yoanna & her baby :)

Bye Bye Huang Rong

My Dear Huang Rong 黃蓉
8 Dec 2008 - 26 Nov 2010

On 25th night, after i schedule I Want a Dog
I went to play with him
As usual, Huang Rong just lie at a corner
Ignoring me and play with his own food

I thought he's just tired or wat...
so i said :
"I will get a puppy soon since u dun wanna play with me"

He turn his head & look at me

The next morning
I found him at the corner of his cage
i touch him, he's stiff
and cold
i realize he's dead



I want a dog !!!

I always want to have a dog !!! Having a hamster is no fun anymore... Huang Rong is a bit boring actually... When i wanna play with him, he ignore me and keep on climbing around the cage like nobody business... And when i try to catch him, he just lay down flat and let me play like a rapist... how boring...

I want a big dog !!!

Was wondering around in MidValley few days ago, and i went to this petshop and saw a siberian husky!!! OMG~ i fall in love with it immediately~ but RM2888 is darn expensive :(See? How cute it can be :) Love the whiky whiky fur~ I really want it... its a male, 4 months, and the parents are both champion dogs~ but i didnt buy it in the end, coz i'm already broke, remember?
Dalmation has always been my top-favourite dog ever~ love the black spot and short fur dog is definitely much more easier to take care of. And dalmation has been known by its loyalty... it will definitely take a good care of the house.
Or maybe a German Shepard? My old house used to have one, bear by my grandma. Its famous of its loyalty too~ and it can be so cute when its still a puppy !!!
Many friends recommend a Golden Retriever. What do u guys think? I can foresee there'll be fur flying around if i happen to got one in my house...

But no matter wat, Leu is a dog lover :) Anybody got any dogs to adopt?

Myth Creatures 1: Mermaid & Merman

A mythological aquatic creature
with a female human head and torso and the tail of a fish.
Mermaids have a broad representation in folklore,
literature, and popular culture.
The word is a compound of mere,
the Old English word for "sea", and maid, a woman.
The male equivalent is a merman.

Much like sirens, mermaids sometimes sing to people
and gods and enchant them, distracting them
from their work and causing them
to walk off the deck or run their ships aground.

Other stories depict them squeezing the life out of drowning men
while attempting to rescue them.
They are also said to carry humans down
to their underwater kingdoms.

In Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid,
it is said that they forget that humans cannot breathe underwater,
while others say they drown men out of spite.
The sirens of Greek mythology are sometimes
portrayed in later folklore as mermaid-like;
in fact, some languages use the same word for both bird and fish creatures,
such as the Maltese word 'sirena'.
Other related types of mythical or legendary creatures are water fairies
(e.g., various water nymphs)
and selkies, animals that can transform themselves from seals to humans
Little Mermaid
Ancient Near East
The first known mermaid stories appeared in Assyria,
ca. 1000 BC.
The goddess Atargatis,
mother of Assyrian queen Semiramis,
loved a mortal shepherd and unintentionally killed him.

Ashamed, she jumped into a lake to take the form of a fish,
but the waters would not conceal her divine beauty.
Thereafter, she took the form of a mermaid
—human above the waist, fish below—

though the earliest representations of Atargatis
showed her as a fish with a human head and legs,
similar to the Babylonian Ea.

The Greeks recognized Atargatis under the name Derketo.
Prior to 546 BC, the Milesian philosopher Anaximander
proposed that mankind had sprung from an aquatic species of animal.
He thought that humans, with their extended infancy,
could not have survived otherwise.
This idea reappeared as the aquatic ape hypothesis in the twentieth century.

A popular Greek legend turns Alexander the Great's sister,
Thessalonike, into a mermaid after she died.
She lived, it was said, in the Aegean and when she encountered a ship,
she asked its sailors only one question:
"Is King Alexander alive?"
to which the correct answer was:
"He lives and reigns and conquers the world"
This answer pleased her
so she calmed the waters and wish the ship farewell.
Any other answer would spur her into a rage.
She would raise a terrible storm,
with certain doom for the ship and every sailor on board.

Lucian of Samosata in Syria (2nd century AD) in De Dea Syria
("Concerning the Syrian Goddess")
wrote of the Syrian temples he had visited:
"Among them - Now that is the traditional story
among them concerning the temple.
But other men swear that Semiramis of Babylonia,
whose deeds are many in Asia, also founded this site,
and not for Hera Atargatis but for her own Mother,
whose name was Derketo"

"I saw the likeness of Derketo in Phoenicia,
a strange marvel.
It is woman for half its length,
but the other half, from thighs to feet,
stretched out in a fish's tail.
But the image in the Holy City is entirely a woman,
and the grounds for their account are not very clear.
They consider fishes to be sacred,
and they never eat them;
and though they eat all other fowls,
they do not eat the dove,
for she is holy so they believe.
And these things are done, they believe,
because of Derketo and Semiramis,
the first because Derketo has the shape of a fish,
and the other because ultimately Semiramis turned into a dove.
Well, I may grant that the temple
was a work of Semiramis perhaps;
but that it belongs to Derketo
I do not believe in any way.
For among the Egyptians,
some people do not eat fish,
and that is not done to honor Derketo."
Arabian Nights
The One Thousand and One Nights
includes several tales featuring "Sea People",
such as Djullanar the Sea-girl.
Unlike the depiction in other mythologies,
these are anatomically identical to land-bound humans,
differing only in their ability to breathe and live underwater.
They can (and do) interbreed with land humans,
the children of such unions sharing in the ability to live underwater.

In another Arabian Nights tale,
"Abdullah the Fisherman and Abdullah the Merman",
the protagonist Abdullah the Fisherman gains the ability
to breathe underwater and discovers
an underwater submarine society
that is portrayed as an inverted reflection of society on land,
in that the underwater society follows a form of
primitive communism where concepts
like money and clothing do not exist.

Other Arabian Nights tales deal with lost ancient technologies,
advanced ancient civilizations that went astray,
and catastrophes which overwhelmed them.
In "The Adventures of Bulukiya",
the protagonist Bulukiya's quest for the herb of immortality
leads him to explore the seas, where he encounters societies of mermaids.

"Julnar the Sea-Born and Her Son King Badr Basim of Persia"
is yet another Arabian Nights tale about mermaids.
When sailors come the mermaids sing,
and some men are led straight to their doom.
If they follow the mermaids' lovely and beautiful voices,
they do not know what they are doing or where they're going.
British Isles
Mermaids were noted in British folklore as unlucky omens
both foretelling disaster and provoking it.
Several variants of the ballad Sir Patrick Spens
depict a mermaid speaking to the doomed ships;
in some, she tells them they will never see land again,
and in others, she claims they are near shore,
which they are wise enough to know means the same thing.
They can also be a sign of rough weather.

Some mermaids were described as monstrous in size,
up to 2,000 feet (610 m).
Mermaids could also swim up rivers to freshwater lakes.
One day, in a lake near his house,
the Laird of Lorntie went to aid a woman he thought drowning;
a servant of his pulled him back, warning that it was a mermaid,
and the mermaid screamed after
that she would have killed him if it were not for his servant.

On occasion, mermaids could be more beneficent,
teaching humans cures for disease.
Some tales raised the question of
whether mermaids had immortal souls answering in the negative.
The figure of Lí Ban appears as a sanctified mermaid,
but she was a human being transformed into a mermaid;
after three centuries, when Christianity had come to Ireland,
she came to be baptized.

Mermen were noted as wilder and uglier than mermaids,
but they were described as having little interest in humans.
In Scottish mythology,
there is a mermaid called the ceasg or "maid of the wave"
Warsaw Mermaid
The mermaid, or syrenka,
is the symbol of Warsaw.
Images of a mermaid symbolized
Warsaw on its crest since the middle of the 14th century.
Several legends associate Triton of mythology with the city,
which may have been the mermaid association's origin
Other Tales
Among the Neo-Taíno nations of the Caribbean
the mermaid is called Aycayia.
Her attributes relate to the goddess Jagua,
and the hibiscus flower of the majagua tree Hibiscus tiliaceus.

In the modern Caribbean the mermaid is found
as Haitian Vodou Lwa La Sirene (literally, 'the mermaid')
who is lwa of wealth and beauty and the orisha Yemaya.
Examples from other cultures are
the Mami Wata of West and Central Africa,
the Jengu of Cameroon,
the Merrow of Ireland and Scotland,
the Rusalkas of Russia and Ukraine,
the Iara from Brazil and the Greek Oceanids, Nereids, and Naiads.

One freshwater mermaid-like creature
from European folklore is Melusine,
who is sometimes depicted with two fish tails,
and other times with the lower body of a serpent.

It is said in Japan that eating the flesh of a ningyo
can grant unaging immortality.

In some European legends mermaids are said to be unlucky.
Mermaids and mermen are also characters of Philippine folklore,
where they are locally known as sirena and siyokoy, respectively.

The Javanese people believe that
the southern beach in Java is a home
of Javanese mermaid queen Nyi Roro Kidul

In some ancient fairytales of China,
mermaid is a special species whose tears can turn into priceless pearls.
What's more, mermaids can also knit
an extremely valuable material which is not only slight
but also beautiful and translucent.
Because of this, fishermen longed to catch them,
but it's difficult for them to survive
for mermaids' splendid singing can simply drag them to coma.
Actually, mermaid is a symbol of wonderful creatures in Ancient China.
They are deft,beautiful and versatile.
And the fishermen who want to catch mermaids
are a symbol of nagtive character.
Thailand Mermaid's Statue
UglyFish head and two legs?
Found in Malaysia
Is this for real?
Looks like a beggar-mermaid

~ Source above are from Wikipedia ~

Up till now, there's tons of movie related to mermaid & merman
I still think Christy Chung is the hottest mermaid i ever seen in movie
Ren Yu Chuan Shuo 1994
Of course, best merman will go to Brent Corrigan
Another Gay Sequels: Gays Gone Wild! 2008