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The Scary Bunch 2012

I initiated the “Go Black” project at our office to celebrate the Halloween. And the HR has decided to give out some sweets for all those who participated.
But I guess some people prefer to go to the extremes to be scary.

Pictures have also been floating around featuring some “ghosts” at the office courtesy of our very own trickster JR. See pictures below. Whatdyathink?

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Witch and ghost make merry on this last of dear October's days. ~Author Unknown

Watch: The Orphan

I’ve read that this movie has worried a lot of adoption groups in the US due to the film's portrayal of adopting a child as a potentially life-threatening move.
The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute have even gone so far as to send a formal letter of complaint to Warner Bros and its producers (which includes Leonardo Di Caprio), expressing their concern, stating that "this film will have the unintended effect of skewing public opinion against children awaiting families both in the United States and abroad [...] by feeding into the unconscious fears of potential foster and adoptive families that orphaned children are psychotic and unable to heal from the wounds of abuse, neglect, and abandonment."

Why not?This movie is creepy with a capital C.

Love's Symptoms

"The first symptom of love in a young man is shyness; the first symptom in a woman, it's boldness."  -- Victor Hugo

Note:  Image from Artsyswag

Wide Awake

I've been a little down lately due to some personal concerns.

The past weeks have made me realize that friends can easily turn into strangers.  And that people you think you know and knows you can do the most surprising things.

I just wish that I can easily get over it and move on.  A lot of friendships go through tests and I believe that this will be something we would all look back with understanding and memorable learnings.

I want so much so explain and defend myself.  But I guess, more than the chance to explain, I have expected some understanding and objectivity.

Afterall, you know me.  As I thought I knew you.

And that nothing about what I do is personal.  As a quote from the TV series Castle (loosely translated):
What I do, it's not who I am.  It's what I have to be.
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Read: For One More Day

"You need to keep people close. You need to give them access to your heart."I love this book.

I like that it explores the mother-son relationship in such a short but compelling story.

Sometimes, the simplest stories can make you weep.

A Writer's Must...

Embarrassment makes for very good stories.  And it's a good thing that time makes us forget and memories make us laugh.
I would think that being all poised and perfect is certainly boring.

David Beckham - Hell's Kitchen S10E11

David Beckham on Hell's Kitchen?

The kitchen just got waaaay hotter!

David and his eldest son Brooklyn was recently a guest for his friend Gordon Ramsey's show, Hell's Kitchen.

I just love one of the chef's reaction:

"When David Beckham arrived, I was like:  Holy sh*t!  He rode in on a rainbow, carried by a unicorn while eating a cupcake.  He is a magical creature."

Well, another heart conquered even in hell.

I do not know about her, but I'm pretty sure Victoria doesn't get all that excited whenever David walks into her kitchen.

Read: High Fidelity

“People worry about kids playing with guns, and teenagers watching violent videos; we are scared that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands - literally thousands - of songs about broken hearts and rejection and pain and misery and loss.”―Nick Hornby,High FidelityNick Hornby's High Fidelity is a book about growing up, staying the same and having lists.

Rob, a thirty-five year old record store owner asks the following questions:

Is it possible to share your life with someone whose record collection is incompatible with your own? Can people have terrible taste and still be worth knowing? Do songs about broken hearts and misery and loneliness mess up your life if consumed in excess?

And compiles the following lists:
Most Memorable Split Ups
Top 5 Favorite Books
Top 5 Films
Top 5 Dream Jobs
Favorite Records

It's a story about midlife crisis, relationships and life in general, from a man's point of view.

Nick Hornby writ…

Coco on being a woman

"It’s probably not just by chance that I’m alone. It would be very hard for a man to live with me, unless he’s terribly strong. And if he’s stronger than I, I’m the one who can’t live with him.I’m neither smart nor stupid, but I don’t think I’m a run-of-the-mill person. I’ve been in business without being a businesswoman, I’ve loved without being a woman made only for love.The two men I’ve loved, I think, will remember me, on earth or in heaven, because men always remember a woman who caused them concern and uneasiness. I’ve done my best, in regard to people and to life, without precepts, but with a taste for justice.”  ― Coco Chanel

Coffee Dates among Women

With this newly confirmed Chiz- Heart romance, my friend and I had this conversation:

Friend:  Would you date a guy like Chiz?
Me:  Hell yeah!
Friend:  No, I mean... someone with an ex wife, two kids.
Me:  Ex wife?  Pag annulment ba "ex wife" pa rin yung term?
Friend:  Oh, you know what I mean?  A past, an instant family.
Me:  Well, a guy like Chiz is one who is very smart, opinionated, somewhat cute and rich.
Friend:  Ok fine!  Chiz was a bad example.
Me:  Hey, he's a good example!
Friend:  Wait, hmmmm (thinking mode).  Ok, would you date someone like Willie Revillame then?
Me:  Ugh,  hell no!!! And now I see what you mean!

An example of conversations women have over coffee.

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No Brainer

I am all of a sudden interested in BRAINS.

And no, I'm not a zombie.

But this visualization from car manufacturer, Mercedes Benz looks so interesting.

I have typed the ad text below:

I am the right brain.  I am creativity.  A free spirit.  I am passion.  Yearning.  Sensuality.  I am the sound of roaring laughter.  I am taste.  The feeling of sand beneath bare feet.  I am movement.  Vivid colors.  I am the urge to paint on an empty canvas.  I am boundless imagination.  Art.  Poetry.  I am sense.  I feel.  I am everything I wanted to be.

I am the left brain.  I am a scientist.  A mathematician.  I love the familiar.  I categorize.  I am accurate.  Linear.  Analytical.  Strategic.  I am practical.  Always in control.  A master of words and language.  Realistic.  I calculate with equations and play with numbers.  I am order.  I am logic.  I know exactly who I am.

Isn't it a wonderful thing to discover which brain you are?

Lost Voices - What are you doing Philippines?

I am never going to live in Vietnam.Not even if you pay me a million.Not even if its the last country on earth. Just recently, Vietnam has jailed three (3) bloggers for what they call “anti-state propaganda".These bloggers wrote and posted articles denouncing corruption and injustice while criticizing Hanoi's foreign policy.

According to a court statement, these bloggers “abused the popularity of the Internet to post articles which undermined and blackened (Vietnam's) leaders, criticizing the (Communist) party (and) destroying people's trust in the state." If convicted, the three can face up to 20 years in prison.

I may be slow, but I know that posting against corruption and injustice does not warrant imprisonment. More so if it is the truth and the government is indeed corrupt and unjust.

In a very distressing twist, the mother of one of these bloggers died by setting herself on fire in an effort to denounce her daughter’s charges.See related article here.

According …