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Missed Op

I was with some friends at Capones last night to watch Silent Sanctuary's gig.
And guess who we saw?
No other than rock legend Joey Pepe Smith!

Too bad we weren't able to take pictures.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

This book is a surprisingly good read because it is told from a first person perspective of Christopher Boone, a 15 year old autistic boy.

The story revolves around Christopher’s search for the killer of his neighbor’s dog Wellington. But this is more than just a whodunit story. This is a story of a child finding out life’s harsh realities that were intentionally kept hidden by the adults.

What is so remarkable with Mark Haddon’s storytelling is how he convinces you that it is Christopher who is indeed telling the story. The words, descriptions and narration that flow from each page continues to grip us and urge us to explore more about Christopher’s life and of those around him. How he views each discovery, how he reacts to it and how it affects his reality or at least his version of it.

This should be read by anyone who wants better understanding of persons with autism.

This book won the 2003 Whitbread Book of the Year, 2004 Boeke Prize and the 2004 Commonwealth Writers' Prize…

Father's Day

For all that I am, for all that I was and for all that I will ever be, I owe it all to you Papa.


And while I can never boast of a lot of things I learned from my dad (lost him when I was 7),  I can definitely state that all my life's experiences have been influenced by him.

Because of him, I learned about love, loss, inner strength and independence.

I kept this picture of him on my bedside table.  Even made a frame for it so I can always see him and remember.

As I poster in my FB account:

As a child, I always feared forgetting his face.  As I grew older, I realized that as long as I exist, he will never be forgotten.  His image, his lessons, his legacy, I will carry on forever.  Happy Father's Day!

Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song [Official Video]

Its gonna be a lazy and rainy morning so I'm posting this song to keep us all from being sleepy.
Astig talaga si Bruno Mars.
Btw, did you know that he is half Filipino? His mother is a Filipino who moved to Hawaii.
Let's enjoy being lazy!

Hate Bridge

I hate bridges.  Which for me is weird since one of my fondest childhood memories consist of walking on top of the Altura, Sta. Mesa overpass with my dad and seeing the bright lights of the metro at night. 

I really can't explain it.  I am not afraid of heights.  I can appreciate the view from the top floor of any building and I frequently take planes so I am quite certain that I can handle high altitudes.  However, being suspended in the air (cable car, bungee jumping, overpass, and yes, even bridges) freaks me out.  In fact, when people invite me to travel, the first question that I ask is:  Do we have to pass a moving bridge?  Especially if its trekking or mountain climbing because I'd hate to have to return halfway from my destination just because I can't cross a freaking bridge.  You really have to knock me out and carry me, otherwise I'd be stranded there indefinitely. 

So I am so mad that the MMDA invented this pink, green or whatever colored, unstable-lookin…

Bradley Cooper Speaks French

If this wasn't enough reason for me to go watch the Hangover 2, I don't know what will.



A Record for the Shortest

I guess it’s a record, and that’s what matters.

Personally, I will never be proud to be the “smallest” in anything. But I guess, one has to be proud of who and what they are. This goes for Junrey Balawing of Sindangan, Philippines, who has just been recognized by the Guinness World Records as the world’s shortest man. He stands 23.5 inches (60 centimeters).

That’s another record for a Filipino and one more reason for our countrymen to smile.

Supernatural: Scary Just Got Sexy

What do you get when you pair a smolderingly hot, bad boy rebel with a tall, smart and sensitive boy next door type?  Add series of ghostly apparations, mysterious urban legends and black magic and you get the most entertaining horror series of our generation.
Yup, they're the Winchesters and they are brothers who hunt ghosts, demons, spirits and whatever goes bump in the night.
I discoved this series thru a friend and it has become part of my nightly habit.
I have to warn you though, DO NOT WATCH THIS ALONE!

Why?  Because its dangerous to your senses.  Not only are the brothers (portrayed by Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles) drool worthy, everything in this series screams the word "Macho".  From the leather jackets, to the car (a '67 Chevrolet Impala) to the music which features rock and classic metal songs.
And I'm sorry but I need to post a picture of Dean Winchester played by Jensen Ackles here just because he's so cute!

A Victory for Asian Women

Finally, another good news for all Asians.

Chinese tennis star Li Na made history as the first ever player from China and from Asia to win a Grand Slam singles title. Li Na beat defending champion Francesca Schiavone of Italy with a score of 6-4 7-6 (7-0) on Saturday to win the French Open.

According to the news, it is also one of the oldest French Open finals pairing since 1986 with Li Na being 29 and Francesca being 30.

I guess this only shows that talent knows no age, race or gender.

Congratulations!