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Read: This Is A Crazy Planets

“But people who cannot distinguish between “it’s” and “its” have no right to look down on jejemons.”
Sarcasm for me is the more intelligent way of being bitchy. It is subtle, it is smart and it is fierce.


This book is overflowing with Lourd's unique sense of sarcasm.  And we have to admit that good sarcastic men are rare nowadays. It is for this reason that we should admire those few.  His musings tell us not only of how guys like him think, but more importantly how society functions on a base level.  Lourd is everyman.  We believe him because he is so relatable.  He is everyone’s ideal kumpare. And it takes a good, talented man to be this brilliantly naughty, funny and opinionated.

Lourd writes about his rantings in a wicked, nasty way that would leave you asking for more.  And humor of course.  Those acerbic statements worthy of a libel case concealed in a funny line or two.  If  I was a Kris Aquino reading this, I would laugh out loud before I realize I have been seriously offend…

Watch: Hunger Games

So much better than Twilight but not quite Harry Potter standard.

Based on the young adult novel by Suzanne Collins, this movie is a brutally sweetened, fight-to-the-death survivor movie. The love story was a little irritating.  The male lead is a little too soft and useless for my taste. Makes you wonder what is the significance of Katniss having a super kind and goodlooking bestfriend. 

But I'll definitely see the next installment. 

Just some quotes:

“I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun”. -Katniss Everdeen

"Hope.  The only thing greater than fear.  A little hope is effective.  A lot of it is dangerous."
-President Snow

Watch: Curiosity Got The Chef

I am not so fond of tumblr because it is a little fancy and too young-ish for my taste.  But, I am almost, as in almost, driven to creating an account just so I can follow Sharwin Tee.

Anyone who's a domestic goddess or a mom would probably know him as the cute and chinito host of the Lifestyle Network's Curiosity Got The Chef.

Cute, chubby, chinito and a chef?  Do you still have to ask why I love him so?

Why don't you see for yourself?  This is the link to his site: http://curiositygotthechef.tumblr.com/

Today a mountain, tomorrow the world

I never thought I’d have a repeat performance of this after all the aches and pains that I encountered the last time.  I guess one should “never say never”.

It was a hot and dry Saturday morning when we left the office to climb Mt. Batulao in Nasugbu Batangas.  Garbed in our best mountaineering gears and armed with bottles of water and fully recharged cameras,  we braved the humid Batangas air aiming to reach the peak of 811 meters ASL. 


Mountain climbing is not a picnic.  The heat, the sweat, the dust and the occasional tumbling rocks all seem to test everyone’s endurance.  But it is different kind of experience.  The liberating feeling of being away from the busy and noisy streets of the city and being one with nature in its most primitive way certainly has its charms. 


The people here are friendly.  And food is readily available through a couple of strategically placed stores selling stuffs from water, buco juice, halo halo, chips and whatever else you need.  They even have Mountain…

Watch: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

This video won the recent Academy Award for Best Short Film.  
I hope that children in the future would still realize the lovely experience of flipping the pages of a real book.
Love it!

Read: The Happiness Equation

What is the secret to being happy?

Reading this book might tell you how.


The Happiness Equation lists down factors that can contribute or reduce one’s happiness.  This book challenges you to scrutinize your life and figure out if the things or people around you are lifting you up or dragging you down. 


Filled with well researched facts and snippets of scientific information, this book gives advise on how to increase your happiness levels.Here are some examples:


So find a corner, bring some snacks and start reading and calculating to a happier life.

Listen: Girl Be Mine - Julie Anne San Jose & Elmo Magalona

One of my favorite OPM songs.

I've posted before about Zia here (Zsa Zsa and Dolphy's daughter) and now, here is Elmo paying an awesome tribute to his dad.

This new generation of singers really are something else and so much more.

Talent indeed runs in the family.

Underwater Dogs

Check out this website by Seth Casteel featuring photographs of our favorite pets here

I super like the gallery featuring underwater dogs.  Here are just some of his amazing pictures:



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.
To know more about it, follow this link: http://www.internationalwomensday.com/

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

The Origins of Wah

I am not a fan of Sen. Miriam Santiago. But I have to admit that she is interesting and entertaining.
Plus the fact that she has enough guts equivalent to the entire male population of the Philippines. 


This lady makes everyone listen and take notice. And when she talks, she captures you not only with her words but more importantly, with her expressions. Just take this video as an example.
Isn't she something?

Feb 29: Ladies Privilege

Yesterday was Feb 29.  And according to some English tradition, women can propose on Feb. 29 and men can be fined for saying "No" (unless of course, they are taken).

According to idobelieveicamewithahat:
Some people say that the tradition was initiated by Saint Patrick or Brigid of Kildare in 5th century Ireland. St Brigid apparently complained to St Patrick that women were having to wait too long for proposals and he said, “Well fine, have one day every four years and be quiet about it, already.” Some say that a 1288 law by Queen Margaret of Scotland, required that fines were levied if a 29 February marriage proposal was refused by the man. And in Denmark, the tradition is apparently that refusal must be compensated by buying the woman 12 pairs of gloves to hide her wedding ring-less hands.It’s more likely that the tradition arose in the 19th Century because the 29th of February was considered not a real day or was a day when normal rules didn’t apply. Now, that's a rule…