Saturday, December 22, 2007

Counting Kuya's coins

December 22, 2007 1:51 PM

10-1222barya1.jpgThe Christmas weekend inside the famous yellow house began with positive outcome. Fresh from their sold-out piggy painting auction, the sweet end of their 145 kilometer tread mill journey, and the indulging skin care session with Dra. Vicky Belo, our celebrity housemates are now looking forward on their preparation for their Christmas celebration. But for today, Big Brother ushered in yet another challenging task, and this time around, the housemates had to use their money skills.

Everyone was surprised to see gazillions of coins scattered all over the living room floor. All the housemates had no clue on where the coins came from and what their purpose were. But after a while, Kuya instructed them to collect all the coins and count them one by one to figure how much all the pennies are worth. Immediately, the housemates 10-1222barya2.jpgworked together in getting all the coins from the floor to the wide dining table where they counted all the money.

Although the task was not physically challenging, it required much silence and concentration so as none of them will lost count. Inspiring Christmas songs were also played on the background, and this completed the Christmas mood inside the house as all teh money that the housemates were counting seemed like "aguinaldo" for children. Meanwhile, Jon could not even believe that he would be counting that much money again since his days working in a British bank. Everyone agreed to group the coins per Php 1,000 worth so if ever Big Brother asks for the final count, they will all have an easy time counting the coins. They used all the materials available in the house, like bowls, buckets, and plastic bags, to make their job a lot easier. After putting all the counted coins in the plastic bags, they made sure that each bag is double-covered and carefully 10-1222barya3.jpgtaped so the bag will not be pierced. Mariel also got the big plastic chest where they placed all the money bags.

After a couple of hours of counting, with their fingertips all stinking of metal, the housemates placed the Php 9,443.75 worth of coins in the chest. On Kuya's signal, they helped out in carrying the heavy chest into the confession room. But up to now, the mystery still remains on who will benefit from all these coins. Keep it here for more updates on this task. Also, watch Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition 2 tonight after 1 vs 100 to get a sneak peek into what our Kuya have in plans for our celebrity housemates on Christmas day.

Unveiling Their Kris Kringle Babies

December 21, 2007 11:44 PM

PBBCE2_presents1221.jpgBig Brother finally put an end to the housemates Kris Kringle last night. But before they got their respective Christmas wishes for their loved ones, they first had to identify who their babies are. But since the “parents” were busted due to their own carelessness or their babies’ “overt curiosity”, they were required to make out each of the housemates’ monito or monita. Tinsel-wrapped chairs were laid in the garden where they have to take turns in sitting their baby beside their baby’s baby until the circle is completed. And even if Mommy Yayo wasn’t around for this final challenge of their gift-giving activity, a blank seat as intended for her. Except for the one arranging their respective positions, the rest of the housemates were blindfolded to avoid cheating.

Mariel was the first one to try it out and her nosiness certainly helped her along. With her accomplishment came an ultra fun and trendy computer game for her nephews Havey and Paco. The succeeding attempts were also successful. As such, Gaby got voice lessons from TrumpetMusicAcademy and Playshop for her sister, Riza had a Christmas food basket for a close friend whom she met here in the country and Ethel received garden statues of Snow White and the seven dwarves for her friend in Cebu.

PBBCE2_presents1221.jpgActually, most of them made requests for their pamangkins. For the boys, Jon asked for a doll with a complete set of its accessories, which was obviously for his niece. Baron picked a board game so he can bond with his little nephews. Will got a DVD compilation of his PBB experiences for his proud mom to show to their neighborhood. Then when it was time for Ruben’s turn, Big Brother almost forgot him, much to the housemates’ sudden burst of laughter. In the end though, he obtained a plane ticket for a family reunion. However, he later asked Big Brother if his gift was meant as a one-way ticket. Does this mean that he’s gonna provide for her mom’s return ticket? Let’s see what Kuya has to say to his dilemma tomorrow on Pinoy Big Brother Primetime Bida!

PBB Limited Paintings, Sold Out!

December 21, 2007 8:33 PM

PBBCE2_poshb1221.jpgA big screen outside the famous yellow house was supposed to show the masterpieces of the celebrity housemates until all their piggy paintings are sold out within 24 hours. But there's no need to do that anymore since all of master pieces are now purchased by goodhearted individuals. At first though, Baron remained in a pressing situation for no one seems to desire his quite scruffy work. He justified its condition saying that he was a little tired when he drew it. However, he announced that he’s willing to create another one for whoever will buy it. In desperation, he even called out to Donnie, their mom and even his manager to be strong enough to open their wallets. But with the help of Riza’s kiss on his painting, Rafael Jonah of Tandang Sora Quezon City later acquired it.

Up next on the auction floor was Riza with “Apollo Langit”, featuring Victor’s godpig. She even included a lightning in her design since it’s a favorite symbol of the model-actor. She explained that it may appear that she was being electrocuted because she had PBBCE2_poshb1221.jpgdrawn it in a wrong place. But in spite of her misgivings about it, her work of art was immediately bought by Mariflor Escano of Quezon City.

Another successful bid came with Will’s “Love-Hate” obra, claiming that its splashes of yellow and pink colors give it an “astig facor”. He invited everyone to take it for its simplicity. He was explaining the details of his work when Ethel suddenly came in the picture to help him advertise through her alluring dancing prowess. Then she later exclaimed while advancing in on Will, “Bibilin ko na ‘yan kasama ka for P3,000. Deal or no deal? Dali na!” She further asked her siblings to come to Kuya’s abodeand buy Will’s painting for her. Apparently, the hilarious sight that they made paid off because Ezekiel Sarapio of Sampaloc, Manila took it home!

On the other hand, Jon was lucky enough to have Mariel as his champion for she used her professional hosting skills to promote his scary depiction of Biboy. Yet it was still sold not only because the buyer was moved by Mariel’s explanation that the piglet’s tear represents his sadness PBBCE2_poshb1221.jpgfor Yayo’s sudden exit, but because April Sazon of Parañaque bought it. And she happens to be Mariel’s mom! Kuya’s bubbly houseguest was shocked to hear that her mother bided for it. But then she was glad that she did as it's for a good cause. Jon smilingly added, "Thank you mom!" much to Gaby's mirth.

Ultimately, Ethel's funny portrayal of "Swimming with the babes" was procured by Jen of Las Piñas, who's no less than their ex-housemate herself. While Ruben's long wait for his painting to be sold finally came with Riza Reyes as his savior. With this, the housemates were able to save their beloved piglets from being taken away.

Welcome to PBB Home TV Shopping!

December 21, 2007 6:57 PM

PinoyBigBrotherJust this morning, Big Brother told all the celebrity housemates that three Kapamilyas namely Aling Lydia, Mang Tomas, and Aling Mila express their desire to buy Peggy's little ones for Php 20,000, the proceeds of which will go to a non-profit organization. But the housemates were greatly affected by Kuya's decision and had a protest. However, they were given the chance to save their godpiglets by selling the paintings they made yesterday through an auction. They must be able to raise the Php 20k amount to save the piglets from being sold, and the money will be donated to a non-profit organization

After wearing their Filipiniana costumes, the housemates went straight into the garden. Through a live camera, the housemates sold their works of art to all interested buyers. Mariel was the first one to sell her "Balake Aketch" painting featuring the cute piglet Posh. The pretty houseguest put her masterpiece for sale at Php 3,000 and invited all her UpLate, Uber, and Wowowee fans to place their bids. Afterwards, Gaby stepped in front of the camera to convince all her relatives and friends to buy her impressive "Liwayway" painting featuring PinoyBigBrotherher godpiglet Porkchop for only Php 5,000. The paintings were soon snatched up by eager followers of Mariel and Gaby which made the housemates cheer with delight. It was indeed a good sign that the cute piglets are about to have a good life.

Uber host Bianca Gonzales also gave an update on the piglet's mom, Peggy. She visited Mommy Peggy in her new home in Paradizoo in Tagaytay. There, the famous housepig has been enjoying a nice life in the care of the zoo officials. The question now, however, is if Peggy's offspring will have the same fate as their mother's.

Anyone who wants to own any of the limited edition PBB masterpieces can visit the PBB house where a big screen will show the celebrity housemates in their creative sales talk. The housemates are given only 24 hours to raise the Php 20,000 amount to assure the piglets' 'future'.

Meanwhile, catch Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition 2 tonight right after Ysabella for more of the Christmas Boggle game, the exciting ending to the PBB Kris Kringle, and the tension that sparked between Ethel and Riza.

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