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What To Do With Your Books?

There is certainly an abundance of awesomeness in this world.

And one of that is being embodied by Mr. Mike Stilkey who made these ahhhhmazing book sculptures.

The first one is actually 24 foot high.

I so love his work that I'm gonna hunt him down and marry him just to my children can possess a part of his talented genes.

And my books would be orderly and artistically arranged too!

Watch: The Dark Knight Rises

I’m not really a fan of the Caped Crusader but I admire him nonetheless.

I think that Batman is so relatable to kids and men of all ages because he is the most human among all the superheroes.  He has no special powers whatsoever.  Well, aside from killer good looks, tons of money and to die for hi tech toys.

And I so love that Christian Bale is the one playing Batman. 

For this movie, there are certain details that I like:

1.The kickass villain who almost destroyed Gotham City is a woman.

I bet you didn’t see that coming!  And I personally liked her style.  Seduce then betray.  Definitely a woman’s tactic.

But Batman should have noticed.  An extremely attractive woman who would sleep with you when you are broke, limping and wet from rain is certainly suspicious.  Never mind that you look like a wasted Christian Bale.

OK, a wasted Christian Bale is still way attractive than most men, but really?  Won’t you be a little bit doubtful?

This only shows that even superheroes are blinded by their p…

Happiness in a small bundle

Just want to share this quote to y'all:

Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot little puppies. Gene Hill

Read: The Way Men Act

Revenge are for the nerds.  Or in this case, love is for losers who had given up hope.

Melinda Le Blanc had to go back home, broke, alone and without a degree after venturing out of her old town right out of high school.
At 30, the former cheerleader is designing wedding bouquets for her old friends who has found the man of their lives. 
But then she meets Dennis, the only man in town who is probably not interested in her. And here, she learns that having everything in high school (good looks, popularity and a seemingly bright future), does not translate to success in real life.
A lovely story about second chances and what might have beens... from one of my favorite authors.

Watch: Three little pigs arrested for Wolf murder: the true story

A children's story with a twist...

Sometimes we need to see the bigger picture so we can make informed choices.

Watch: Game of Thrones

“When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.”I am amazed by how I love this series. 
Based on George R.R. Martin’s novel, A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones is not your typical fantasy drama.

The show features the powerplay and interaction between Westeros’ most prominent families – the Starks, Baratheon, Lannisters and other noble houses.

Focusing on themes of honor, love and family, Game of Thrones explores the layers of deceit and betrayal these families endure to ensure their hold on power.  This is medieval politics at its scandalous best.

I also liked that it features strong women characters like Daenerys, Arya and Lady Catelyn. 

Personally, I just love to look at Robb (played by actor Richard Madden). Dark hair, blue eyes and that heart melting Scottish accent… What’s not to like?

Ned: You think my life is such a precious thing to me, that I would trade my honor for a few more years...of what?... I grew up with soldiers. I learned how to…

A Legacy of Happiness

He will always be a Tito Dolphy to all of us.

An artist who spent some memorable afternoons with us and entertained us with his unique brand of comedy.

It's just so sad that the Philippine movies will never again have a comedy legend like him.  I can't even think of someone who can follow his footsteps.

I think watching Dolphy reruns will now make us cry for a  change :-(

Read: Kafka on the Shore

"Every one of us is losing something precious to us. Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back again. That’s part of what it means to be alive. But inside our heads – at least that’s where I imagine it – there’s a little room where we store those memories. A room like the stacks in this library. And to understand the workings of our heart we have to keep on making new reference cards. We have to dust things off every once in a while, let in fresh air, change the water in the flower vases. In other words, you’ll live forever in your own private library."If you want surreal, fantastic or just plain old weird, then this book is for you.

With a cast featuring a teenage runaway, a memory-less old man, a beautiful ghost, a book loving transgender, talking cats and time traveling soldiers, this would certainly give your imagination a hard time figuring out what to do next.

Murakami is gifted in the way he has somehow connected this weird cast of character…

Life's Lessons

Spinsterhood of Travelling Pants

I guess it’s strange  when a country feels so concerned about the “spinsterhood” of its female population.
And even more creepy because in UAE, you are considered a spinster by the time you reach the age of 30. Read the original article here.
First, let me define the term for everyone’s understanding:
As defined by Wikipedia: A spinster or old maid, is an older, childless woman who has never been married. For a woman to be identified as a spinster, age is critical. A "spinster" is not simply a "single" woman, but a woman who has not formed a human pair bond by the time she is approaching or has reached menopause and the end of her reproductive lifespan.What a sad and cruel definition.
Especially at a time where a lot of options are open for us -women can have a career, be independent or choose not have children.
Yet, we describe them as spinster for taking advantage of these choices.
And the funny thing here is that the males are the ones who are worried and not the wom…