Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse!

It’s our favorite mouse’s birthday! Here are a few fun facts about Mickey Mouse:

  • Mickey was originally named Mortimer; his full name is Michael Mouse.
  • He’s fancifully estimated as standing 2 ft. 3 in. (69 cm) and weighing 23 pounds (10 kg).
  • Walt Disney himself voiced Mickey from 1928 to 1947.
  • We all know who Mickey’s friends are, but what about his family? Morty and Ferdie Fieldmouse are Mickey Mouse’s nephews while Amelia Fieldmouse is Mickey’s sister and Morty and Ferdie Fieldmouse’s mother.
  • Besides Pluto, Mickey has other pets too – Tanglefoot (horse), Bianca (goldfish), Milton and Leeza (cats), Bobo (elephant), Oscar (ostrich), and Gubbles (fish).
  • Mickey likes Minnie, Pluto, friends, having fun, tap-dancing, sandwiches, and adventures.
  • He dislikes being called a rat and being taken advantage of, villains and his friends doing bad
  • Although Mickey is usually shown to have magic powers with the Sorcerer Hat of Yen Sid, it is shown that Mickey can control magic without aid.
  • Mickey is physically very strong, fast, and most notably, flexible, all of which seems to border on a superhuman scale.
  • Mickey made his first appearance in Steamboat Willie, a short black-and-white animation in which music and sound effects were synchronized. The date on which it premiered – 18 November 1928 – is recognised as Mickey’s official ‘birthday’.
  • Mickey’s first-ever spoken line was “Hot Dogs!” in The Karnival Kid (1929). That’s the reason for his “Hot Dog Dance”!
  • His first makeover by animator Fred Moore gave him a pear-shaped body and a shorter nose, and introduced Mickey’s trademark white gloves – first seen in The Pointer in 1939. During this time, and again during the post-World War II period, Mickey’s appearance gradually changed to resemble the Mickey Mouse we know and love today.
Photo from DisneyChannel-Asia.com

To celebrate his birthday, don’t forget to tune in to Disney Channel today! It’ll be a whole day of Mouse-sified fun which starts at 9 AM for the premiere of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Wizard of Dizz!

There’s more on Disney Junior. Be sure also to watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse specials, every Sunday of November at 6 p.m., as part of Mickey and Minnie’s Birthday celebrations; Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Space Adventures on November 3; Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Choo Choo Express on November 10; Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Adventures in Wonderland on November 17; and the special premiere of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: The Wizard of Dizz on November 24.

So don your party hats and do the Hot Dog Dance with Mickey and the gang! Happy, happy birthday Mickey Mouse!!!

My Cetaphil Birthday Giveaway!

It’s the time of the year that I grow older and hopefully wiser. To celebrate my birthday and my blogging comeback, here’s a giveaway. Thank you Cetaphil Philippines and Joel Andrada for allowing me to share my favorite skin care brand to my readers! Just follow the Rafflecopter steps in the widget to join.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

WIN THESE! Repost this image from my IG account for one of the Rafflecopter steps.

The giveaway will end on April 28, 2013. Once I’ve announced the winners, they will be given 48 hours to reply to my email. Failure to comply means forfeiting their prizes and a new winner will be selected. Shipping is included.

If you won’t win this giveaway, don’t be sad! Cetaphil is having a Get Two for the Price of One Promo for the Daily Facial Moisturizer and Daily Advance Ultra Hydrating Lotion variants. These are available in all leading supermarkets and drugstores.

There will also be a Kutis ng Bata, Alagang Derma event on May 5, 2013 at the Mega Trade Hall 1, Megamall from 11am to 6pm. Do drop by to learn more about taking care of your and your baby’s skin.