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Good books, good girls... good men?

I was reading this book titled "The Dirty Girls Social Club" (more like Joy Luck Club, Latina version) there's this one interesting character named Lauren - single, pretty, educated, nice family.... but she fell in love with a drug dealer.

First time they met, she was too drunk to care, Amaury (that's the guy's name) took her home. tucks her into bed and this is what happens...
lauren: what? you don't like me?
amaury: si mi amor, si me gustas tu, muchismo
lauren: then what's the problem?
amaury: your drunk, i dont take advantage of drunk women, ethical policy.
lauren: whatever...
amaury after seeing Isabel Allende's Portrait in Sepia: i like your books, that's why i'm leaving now.
lauren: what?
amuary: you and me, we got nothing to talk about if you got bad books or no books at all. i like you, your a good woman, i don't meet many.
How endearing for a 20 year old man, a drug dealer at that, to realize what a good quality woman he has. So instead of coloring one's hair, shopping for the latest makeup... id rather buy books.

Sabi nga, FEED YOUR MIND...

and the guys will notice... (nice quality guys, at least)


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This movie has "the movie lines" to die for.

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March 8: International Women's Day

International Women's Day is celebrated across the world on March 8th each year. The day is about celebrating the vital role women play in enhancing economic security for their families, communities and countries as a whole while recognising that significant barriers to achieving women's economic security and equality continue to exist.
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Just want to share this quote to all the ladies out there: 

A man wears the pants in a relationship but the woman tells the man which pair to put on. 
- Unknown