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Showing posts from August, 2014

Watch: Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno

Never appreciated greasy men with messy hair... until now.

Watch: Robot and Frank

Robot: The truth is I don’t care if my memory is erased or not.
Frank: But how can you not care about something like that?
Robot: Think about it this way: you know that you are alive. You think therefore you are…In a similar way I know that I am not alive. I am a robot.

Robots will be ruling our future, we will depend on them for attention and love.

In this lovely and endearingly lighthearted movie, Frank, an ex convicted thief suffers from dementia and refuses help from a robot given by his super busy son.  But that is only until he realizes how the robot can help him arrange a heist on the local library where his crush works for.

And before you go "ewww" about these old people having a lovelife, let me tell you that the real important relationship worth mentioning here is between Frank and the robot (hence the title). Plus there's a surprising twist at the end that would make you go "awwww".

On a more existential note, this movie plays around the struggles of hav…

When a random person makes my day...

I went out with my friends the night before so I was looking like a typical zombie around 10 am the following day.  Let's just say that aside from looking and feeling like sh*t, brain cells also not working.

So I went to a convenience store to get myself an ice cream in the hope that it would wake me up.

Then this happened:

Cashier:  Maam, P270 po yang ganyan kaliit.
Me (zombie mode on):  Sige lang, heartbroken ako eh.
Cashier (looks at me and smiled) : OK lang yun maam, mukha naman marami kang perang pambili.
Me:  Heart or ice cream?

And just like that, I'm all awake and happy.

Watch: 1 is 2 Many PSA: 60 Second

Finally, men are talking about an issue that many women face today.

RAINN (America's largest anti-sexual assault organization and
One of “America’s 100 Best Charities" —Worth magazine) has compiled the ff. statistics on Sexual Assault:
About Victims44% of victims are under age 1880% are under age 30 Sexual Assault NumbersEvery 2 minutes, another American is sexually assaultedThere is an average of 237,868 victims (age 12 or older) of sexual assault each year Reporting to Police60% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police97% of rapists will never spend a day in jail About RapistsApproximately 2/3 of assaults are committed by someone known to the victim38% of rapists are a friend or acquaintance
Even here in our country, rape and sexual assault remain to be one of the most under reported crimes mainly due to fear of bringing shame to oneself and the family. In a 2006 article by Guia Abad, she states: 
Women rape victims are victims twice over, by the rapists and by soci…