Saturday, December 20, 2008

I'd Rather Leave...

I chanced upon this song 5 days before Christmas. Isn't it enigmatic how the saddest of songs find their way into my life a few days before the merriest season of all?

Anyway, this post is dedicated to two bloggers which I always remember come the holidays. I've been following their blogs for so long and though they aren't together, what's going on between them transcends both the distance and the differences they have. I hope you two find the right love and keep it forever. You know all along that you complement each other.

This song is supposed to be mine, but I'm giving it to you two. Don't wanna be selfish. Hey, it's Christmas, right? =)

To the Wanderer and the Silent Idealist, this is for both of you.

I'd Rather Leave While I'm in Love
Rita Coolidge

I'd rather leave while I'm in love
While I still believe the meaning of the word
I'll keep my dreams and just pretend
That you and I are never gonna end

Too many times I've seen the rose die on the vine
Somebody's heart gets broken
Usually it's mine
I don't want to take the chance of being hurt again
You and I can say goodbye

So if you wake and find me gone
Oh baby carry on
You see I need my fantasy
I still believe
It's best to leave while I'm in love

Too many times I've seen the rose die on the vine
Somebody's heart gets broken
Usually it's mine
I don't want to take the chance of being hurt again
You and I can say goodbye

So if you wake and find me gone
Oh baby carry on
You see I need my fantasy
I still believe
It's best to leave while I'm in love
(It's best to leave while I'm in love
While I still believe
You see I need my fantasy...)
It's best to leave while I'm in love
It's best to leave while I'm in love...

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Beat my... box

There are very rare talents in this world that can make you famous... well at least on the Internet.

And then there's beatboxing. French beatboxing. Step aside, Blake Lewis.

Now, where do I go get beatboxing lessons? My officemates are in dire need of serious entertainment (oxymoron?) right now. Toilet humor doesn't seem to make the cut these days.

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Friday, May 30, 2008

Bring out the popcorn...

In one of my tweets earlier this year, I mentioned that 2008 seemed like a good year for movies. And I was quite correct. Here are a few of them flicks I can't wait to see...

Just because I have a thing for movies that involve complex equations.

Sex and the City
Just because these Manhattan girls crack me up. A fun night this would be.

Made of Honor
Just because I am actually a frustrated neurosurgeon. (Really now?)

Mamma Mia!
Just because Meryl Streep + Comedy/Musical = too good for words

Get Smart
Just because I'm a big fan of Steve Carell. Period.

Meet Dave
Just because Eddie Murphy is comedy personified.

My Sassy Girl
Just because I'm a big sucker for RomComs.

See the common factor? It's any movie that ends with me cackling loudly and clutching my tummy. Well, maybe except for the first one. So, see you at the nearest theater and let's laugh till we drop!

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

As I Mature

Here's a poem the Nomad stumbled upon one sleepless night in front of his trusty laptop. He can't pick a favorite line, as everyone of them is so right on. =)

Click on the image to enlarge (just in case you have a 10.64/20 vision).

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Rush Hour Madness

Thinking of filing a class action for the day-to-day sardine experience at MRT? Not to mention the unbearable heat (and sometimes, ugh, smell), slashed bags, dead toenails, and the innumerable incidences of inappropriate touching-slash-frotteurism *ahem*.

Well, see this video and think again (We're still lucky, relatively.):

Sigh. Makes me wish I work/live in Singapore. Their trains are the coolest.

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Monday, April 07, 2008

Inventions: Stupid and Risqué

In the technological world, you'd think they've got no place for stupidity or things considered risqué. Usually, it's all about making life easy, where cumbersome tasks are finished in a snap, and creating things and schemes deemed Utopian decades ago.

In a nutshell, it's turning the impossible to a myriad of marvels and infinite possibilities.

Enter Gizmodo, purveyor of everything techno-, but sometimes not logical contraptions. Sure, they talk about iPhones and UMDs and cloud computing most of the time, but occasionally, a few uh, weird inventions trickle in. Take for example these two.

Intelli cool - Airconditioning for the Outdoors

I mean... what the heck? Why would I throw hard-earned cash for something that's downright idiotic? Sure, global warming has turned this country into something like the Death Valley, but there are more ways to alleviate the oppressive heat we're experiencing than burning money for kooky appliances. Cut back on the carbon dioxide emission: take a car pool with officemates, walk rather than drive to a place that isn't 5 miles away from you, and yes, quit smoking. You'd be doing the planet and yourself a ginormous favor.

The next one isn't really cutting edge or unheard of, but it'll tickle your imagination once you hear its name. Ready?

Floral Titi

Nope, it's not a tattooed and varicolored you-know-what but a Shuffle-like MP3 Player. What a name huh? Apparently, it comes in 9 mouth-watering (no pun there) colors and costs less than their distinguished contemporaries. Not actually ludicrous when it comes to its intended purpose, but imagine what happens when it is casually talked about by strangers in public (most especially here in the Philippines): "Hey look at his Titi, it's so cool." "Yeah, I'd love to grab his Titi and play with it all night long." See?

So the next time you feel like you're Thomas Edison or Blaise Pascal, do us all a favor and hire PR campaign managers. =)

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Saturday, April 05, 2008

Il Valore del Tempo

I dislike chain emails a lot, especially those that say you'll get bad luck when "you don't pass this on". Doh! As if a bunch of data made mostly of 1s and 0s will be responsible if I get hit by a speeding truck.

Most of the times I send them straight to the trash folder, without so much as clicking on them. But this one struck me hard, and it once again reinforces me to think how every moment counts. Read on.

The Value of Time

To realize
The value of a sister
Ask someone
Who doesn't have one.

To realize
The value of ten years:
Ask a newly
Divorced couple.

To realize
The value of four years:
Ask a graduate.

To realize
The value of one year:
Ask a student who
Has failed a final exam.

To realize
The value of nine months:
Ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn.

To realize
The value of one month:
Ask a mother
Who has given birth to
A premature baby.

To realize
The value of one week:
Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize
The value of one minute:
Ask a person
Who has missed the train, bus or plane.

To realize
The value of one-second:
Ask a person
Who has survived an accident.

Time waits for no one.

Treasure every moment you have.

You will treasure it even more when
you can share it with someone special.

To realize the value of a friend or
family member:


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