Now Playing at the Music Bar below:

Selfish (Chillout Version) - Sunset Daze

Don't Fear the Reaper (Cover) - The Beautiful South

Clarity (Neon Sky Remix) - Zedd ft. Foxes

Alive in Paradise - Tiesto & Dyro feat. Krewella

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Ocean Park Adventure

One of the benefits of working in my company is having a wonderful partnership with certain commercial establishments that offer great promos for employees, and the discounted passes in Ocean Park brought happiness to me and my family.

At a very low price, we were able to enjoy the Ultimate Package which includes the Sea Lion Show, A Habitat Journey of the Sea Lions, the Jellies Exhibit, the Oceanarium, a Fish Spa, and the Musical Fountain show. (Unfortunately we didn’t get a chance to experience this since it was at 7 in the evening and we were there since morning, and we had to leave already)

Sea Lions' Show

Jellies Exhibit

Oceanarium

Included in the discount were the passes for the Trails to Antarctica, which featured an ice slide, the wintery Snow Village and of course, penguins!



Being employed in this year’s BPO Company of the Year truly has its benefits.

For more information on Ocean Park promos, check out their website: http://www.manilaoceanpark.com/

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Elements Bits: Limitless

Cast:

Bradley Cooper – Eddie Morra
Robert De Niro – Carl Van Loon
Abbie Cornish – Lindy

Down and out of luck writer Eddie Morra may have hit rock bottom. He cant even put a single word for his book. He’s separated, broke, and always drunk at 3 in the afternoon.

One day he bumps into his ex-wife’s brother, who claims that he works for a pharmaceutical company and offers him a new drug that boosts our brain cells and can provide super human abilities. A bit hesitant at first, he takes the drug and suddenly he sees things more clearly and just like that his IQ seemed to have hit the highest mark.

The next morning though, he is back to his old self. He locates the ex-brother in law to get more of the brain enhancing drug, but finds him dead instead. It seems that he is not the only one after the drug. Whoever killed Vern, was not able to find the drugs, and luckily for Eddie he found the whole stash. But would this indeed be good luck for Eddie?

A tablet a day, and Eddie seemed limitless in everything he does. He was able to finish his book in 4 days, learned to play the piano in three, spoke different languages just by listening to a conversation, and learned how to take on a gang of thugs by watching Bruce Lee movies. But to Eddie, this was not enough, so he took it to a new level and brought his newly acquired mathematical brain and plunged into the stock market.

Any information, any data that is plugged into Eddie’s brain, it gets processed and retained, and utilized for future use. That’s how the drug works. It broadens the brain capacity to hold enormous amounts of information and at any point, Eddie is able to organize and access these in a snap for whatever purpose he needs.

Everything seems to be going his way and then strange things start to happen to his body, and someone is now after him for the remaining pills. The plot just thickens towards the end. Who is after the pills? Who makes them and how will Eddie get through this.
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Elements Bits number 1:

Greed. Sometimes when we get to taste the good life, we are not satisfied and yearn for more. Of course, we do want to have the good life forever but when is enough? When are we contented with what we have? As Frederick Keonig said, “We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”

Elements Bits number 2:

Every individual is unique and each of us has our own God given gift. To accentuate on certain skills is not a crime, but when you cheat the process, I believe it’s not right. Ever heard of performance enhancing drugs?
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Memorable Quotes:

Eddie: "I don’t have delusions of grandeur. I have an actual recipe for grandeur."
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Carl Van Loon: "You don’t know how to assess your competition because you haven’t competed. Don’t make me your competition."

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Rainy Tagaytay Sunday

A few weeks ago the family went on a day-trip to Tagaytay to accompany Mom with her guests who visited the Philippines recently. They wanted to see the view of Taal Lake, so we chose the TaaleƱa Restaurant, which has an unobstructed view of the scenery.


The fog was thick at a certain point and it covered the view since it rained every now and then. But when it settled, it was a good feeling to set sights on one of Philippines’ natural wonders.


One thing is for sure; my 2-year old son enjoyed it very much.



After lunch, we headed to the Ilog Maria Bee Farm. Well known for their natural products, from aromatherapy oils, bath soaps, royal jellies, and my favorite, the virgin honey which is very hard to come by that’s why it costs so much. You are actually only allowed to buy 1 bottle per visit; aside from it’s natural vitamins, one tablespoon can help all kinds of stomach problems: indigestion, reflux, and diarrhea.


You can check out their website here: Ilog Maria

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Elements Bits: Wrong Turn 4 - Bloody Beginnings


A group of college students obviously takes a wrong turn while on their way up a mountain cabin. It’s getting late and the freezing snow storm is not helping at all. Fortunately for them, they find an abandoned hospital where they seek shelter…or is it an unfortunate fate? Little do they know, the place is not totally deserted.

The group does some exploration and discovers some disturbing things, including the story about three children who ate their parents and were admitted in the said mental institution.

The next morning, one of the guys from the group disappears, so they decide to split up in an attempt to find him. Wrong turn, wrong decision.

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Elements Bits number 1:

If not all, most guys have this ego that we know everything. We are men and we don’t ask for directions. No matter how lost we are, we make it seem as if we know where we are going and if it ends up a dead end, we can blame the others for nagging us that’s why we got confused and made a wrong turn.

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When we hear the term cannibalism, the first thing that comes to mind would be monsters and zombies that wander aimlessly in search of flesh to satisfy their hunger. But historical data would share with us that, even educated and refined humans are capable of this practice.

Through my searches in the Web, there are 3 reasons for cannibalism;

Famine
Cultural practice
Insanity

There were even movies made to depict the educated man that is deluded into believing that they become stronger and wiser when they devour the organs of a particular individual.

Fictionally, ever heard of Dr. Hannibal Lecter in the movie the Silence of the Lambs?

Or Colonel Ives of the movie Ravenous?


In our real world, what went into the minds of these people:

Makes you wonder…are we safe in our own civilization.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Birthday Kicks

Got myself two pairs of Nike lows for my birthday, care of the 13th month pay; best part of it, they were both on sale hehe....

Backboard SL
 Dunk Low

Thursday, December 1, 2011

By the Numbers - December 2011

So what's happening this month of December 2011...

  1. Julianna Kassandra will be 2 months on December 7
  2. I will be thirty-something on December 14
  3. December 25 falls on a weekend, so that's a bummer, no extra holidays
  4. December 31 also falls on a weekend, double whammy
  5. Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will implement the vehicle tagging scheme on all non-metered AUVs, shuttle, and tourist buses starting December 12. (As if that will help the traffic jams during this Holiday season.)
  6. 2.34 million vehicles pass through EDSA highway on a daily basis; that number usually doubles during the Christmas rush.
  7. The average KPH of a vehicle plying EDSA on a normal day is 36 KPH; that speed may be halved during the Christmas rush.
  8. There are about 7,000 buses clogging up EDSA every day, when it can only handle 2,000.
  9. Bottomline, don't use EDSA during Christmas season.
  10. Will be going to Ocean Park, my company has a very good discount, 500.00 pesos per head for the whole package. (An additional 300.00 pesos for the Antarctica attraction)
  11. Company Christmas party is on December 10. (I was supposed to be part of a dance presentation, but unfortunately, I injured myself during the championship game of our Sportsfest, too bad. hehe) Raffle prizes galore! (Though I never win)
  12. Victory party is on December 3, for winning the basketball tournament in the SPi CRM Olympics.
  13. Will be getting a full 13th month bonus on December 5; Wohoo!!
  14. The family usually goes out of town with my Dad, but since Julia can't travel that far, will be spending the holidays in Manila with Mom.
  15. Will probably gain 10 pounds during this holiday season. Crap. (But will be playing in 3 teams this coming ABL season in January 2012, so majestic ham and ensaymada with hot choco, bring it on!)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Elements Bits: Setup


Cast:

50 Cent – Sonny
Bruce Willis – Biggs
Ryan Philippe – Vincent Long

Long time buddies Sonny and Vincent move in on a score, but after the heist, Sonny is caught by surprise, when he is betrayed and shot by Vincent. Sonny survives the hit, and vows to take revenge. There’s only one problem, Vincent has gone underground and the only way to find him is to go through the ruthless mob boss Biggs.

But it’s not that easy to just go and ask help from a mob boss, so Sonny is tasked to do the mob’s dirty work first by reclaiming 2 million dollars from a group of Russians that belong to Biggs. But Sonny’s problem does not end there. The people they stole from during the 1st heist are out to get them as well.

So what does Sonny do? He devises a setup of his own.

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Elements Bits number 1:

It’s really hard to trust people nowadays. Even your closest friends can be your worst enemies, (especially amongst thieves.) So is it better not to trust anyone? If you’re too trusting, they call you gullible. If you don’t trust that much, they call you paranoid. Click here to view my opinions about trust: Circle of Friends

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Memorable Quotes:

Biggs: “You managed to piss off a very important group of people that I make money with. That means you owe me now.”
Sonny: “Is that right?”
Biggs: “Yeah that’s right. Everything I say is right.”

Priest: “If everything was perfect, then you wouldn’t be on earth, you’d already be in heaven.”

Elements Bits: Zookeeper


Cast:

Kevin James – Griffin Keyes
Rosario Dawson – Kate
Leslie Bibb – Stephanie

Griffin has been a zookeeper for the longest time. He never felt this to be an issue up until his marriage proposal was turned down by his girlfriend Stephanie. According to Stephanie, she doesn’t see herself with a man that does this kind of job for a living.

But Griffin loved the zoo so much, and decided not to pursue things anymore. One day, Griffin’s brother was going to get married and during the pre-wedding party, Stephanie was there and Griffin seems to be determined to change his life, leave the zoo and be with her again.

Here begins the crazy part. The zoo animals overhear Griffin’s plans and divulge their secret to Griffin that they can talk to humans, and that they decided to help Griffin win the girl of his dreams if he stays with the zoo.

Talking animals giving advice about love? It’s not your usual chick flick movie, but more of a kids’ film. A few laughs here and there, but nothing that really keeps me glued to the story.

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Elements Bits number 1:

Love is a very tricky and backstabbing feeling. There seems to be no perfect formula for it. It gets even more complicated when you add your friends’ advices to the mix. (Especially if you’re getting an advice from a monkey, just like in the movie) With so many opinions and ideas, you will most likely be unable to coherently decide on what you should really do in a situation that involves love. So who or what should you listen to? Follow your heart or heed to your mind?

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Memorable Quote:

Kate: “Did you know that the female eagle is attracted to the male that can fly the highest. Soar with me.”

Babe Battle

Rosario Dawson vs. Leslie Bibb



Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Raintree - Teapresso Blends

We live in an area that seems to be a traffic hub in this part of the city. But the upside to it, there are a lot of commercial establishments right outside the village. There are so many coffee lounges around, and Raintree provides an alternative to caffeine cravings.


Located at 141 Katipunan Avenue, St. Ignatius Village, Q.C., they are open from Monday to Saturday, 11:00AM to 11:00PM. (I do hope they open up during Sundays; this is the one day of the week that we want to kick back and relax before another week starts.)

Honey Grapefruit Nippy
and Dreamy Kiwi Tea Float

Almond Joy Milk Tea

Vegetarian Panini w/ Mozzarella Cheese

Their Strawberry Fields Pearl Tea Float is superb. (It has a scoop of Vanilla ice cream; yes I know, it defeats the purpose of drinking healthy tea, but I don't care, it tastes great!) And their Lime Pie hits the spot.(The pie is a bit expensive though) But the drinks are reasonably priced.

Thank you Raintree for being there, you are indeed my cup of tea.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Pacman at The Garage - 11.13.11

Spent my Sunday with the family watching the Pacquiao vs. Marquez fight at our uncle's house. Since everyone is talking about how ugly the win was for Pacman, I'm riding the bandwagon and giving my thoughts on it as well;

It all boils down to the statistics. Based on the official scorecards and punch count, Manny was more aggressive than Marquez. JM Marquez being the challenger, he is expected to be the aggressor. On video you will see that indeed the punches landed by Marquez connected harder, but a punch is counted as one (1) hit regardless of hard hard it lands. (Unless that one punch knocks your opponent out.) According to CompuBox, Pacquiao landed 176 of 578 punches, while Marquez connected on 138 of 436 punches.

I know it's not a convincing win. People were probably used to Pacman either knocking the lights out of his opponents or they leave the ring bloodied and bruised all over and head to the hospital right after the fight. Some say he has gone soft, some say he can't balance boxing and being a congressman, and some say a win is a win. Regardless of what our opinions are, one thing is for sure...Pacman is 30 million dollars richer.

So we ended the day sharing our thoughts with Johnnie, Avion, Absolut and Smirnoff;

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Elements Bits: Captain America - The First Avenger


Cast:

Chris Evans - Steve Rogers (Captain America)
Hugo Weaving - Johann Schmidt (Red Skull)
Hayley Atwell - Peggy Carter
Stanley Tucci - Dr. Abraham Erskine
Tommy Lee Jones - Colonel Chester Phillips

Steve Rogers wanted to serve his country by joining the army in the fight against the Germans, there's only one problem, he is as frail as a matchstick. He tried committing fraud by enlisting at different military centers, hoping that he will somehow get through. To his surprise, he passes the screening with the help of Dr. Erskine, the scientist behind an experimental formula that turns a brittle boy into a super soldier.

On the other side, Hitler's obsession in acquiring godly artifacts prompted the expedition to locate Loki's cosmic cube. Led by the Red Skull, the Nazi Research Division - HYDRA, focused on harnessing the power of Loki's cosmic cube, in their efforts to finally achieve global domination. So it is up to the First Avenger to lead the alliance and stop the Red Skull.

(I just love watching Marvel films. Aside from bringing the comics to life, the hidden scenes at the end of the credits, gives you a preview of what the next film may be. It's seems like all Marvel stories are intertwined.)

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Elements Bits Number 1:

Determination. Strong-willed. Not all of us were born with a physique that can make us join or compete in activities that require huge amounts of energy, strength and mental toughness. Having to deal with the frustration of being feeble, we push ourselves into becoming someone (Or something; when people use performance enhancing drugs. It just doesn't seem natural) in order to be able to prove to ourselves that we can achieve anything, even altering our physical state, if we put our minds to it.

Elements Bits Number 2:

Each and every individual has it's own set of skills and abilities. Even superheroes have their limitations and weaknesses. We just have to know our roles. When we focus on what skills we have, we are able to specialize and make ourselves invaluable. Sometimes it's not all about brute force; for example, being very persuasive is a powerful skill to have. Conflicts can prevented if you can convince the opposing force to surrender. (Or you can try mastering the art of the Jedi, and control the minds of others)

Memorable Quote:

Dr. Erskine: "Because a strong man who has known power all his life, may lose respect for that power. But a weak man knows the value of strength."

Monday, November 7, 2011

Legend of Shangri-La


I am pretty sure we have always dreamed of our own Shangri-La. A mythical place that surpasses paradise. A sanctuary where our worries and problems are kept outside the barriers of peace. A destination of retreat from the bad Elements of life.

Documentation (Both fiction and non-fiction) states that Shangri-La is a mythical and harmonious valley, wherein it's actual location cannot be officially determined. Claims have been made that it secretly lies in the Himalayan region, the Kunlun Mountains, Tibet, and Bhutan. It's inhabitants are almost immortals, where their life span is extended and physical aging seems to be at a stand still.


Whether there is historical proof or not, of this fabled "Garden of Eden", it seems that this place will continue to elude us mortals for all eternity. There is even an article that relates how National Geographic funded an expedition to find Shangri-La. click here: Shangri-La Caves.


In this age, there may be no earthly place that can come close to the tranquility and serenity that Shangri-La can provide. People live most of their lives on a quest to find inner peace, maybe it was meant to be that way, one's journey of self realization rather than a destination easily accessible to all.
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Words that bring you Peace

Solace
Comfort in sorrow, misfortune, or trouble; alleviation of distress or discomfort.
Mollify
To soften in feeling or temper, as a person; pacify; appease.
Soothe
To tranquilize or calm, as a person or the feelings; relieve, comfort, or refresh.
Grace
Moral strength.
Revivify
To restore to life; give new life to.
Click here to know more: Words To Bring You Peace
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Recommended Books:

Julia turns One Month

My baby princess turns one month old today.

This is all I do, sleeeeep


With Manong Kyle and Kuya Kian

With Kuya Kian and cousin Baby Natalia
(Kian sometimes mixes up their names and calls them Baby Tulia)

Belief vs. Trust - by Gan Chennai

Belief vs. Trust
by Gan Chennai

Belief is Doubtful, Trust is Certain
Belief is from Mind, Trust is from Heart
Belief is lip service; Trust is heart felt
Believe many; Trust only a Few

Believing is Easy, Trusting is Hard
Belief scores 50%, Trust scores 100%
Belief is Ordinary; Trust is Extra-ordinary
Belief is start point; Trust is end point

Belief is limited; Trust is infinite
Belief is shaking hands, Trust is embracing
Belief keeps control; Trust gives up control
Belief is jumping opportunities; Trust is staying

Belief is not time tested; Trust passes tough times
Belief is Partial; Trust is Complete
Believe in Thoughts; Trust your Intuition
Belief in God is attempting; Trust in God is surrender

Belief is Important; Trust is Essential

Elements Bits: Your Highness


Cast:

Danny McBride - Thadeous
James Franco - Fabious
Natalie Portman - Isabel

There is a prophecy that every 100 years, two moons will eclipse one over the other and the child that is born during this time will bring forth such evil to the land. An evil sorcerer who is a descendant of those who have sought to make this prophecy come true in the past but failed, has been terrorizing the land as well, in efforts to fulfill this prophecy.

Prince Fabious has been searching for the evil sorcerer, Leezar. On one quest, Prince Fabious was able to rescue a fair maiden, Belladonna, from the lair of Leezar, and plans to marry her. But on the day of the wedding, Leezar appears and recaptures Belladonna. Leezar plans to fulfill the prophecy by using Belladonna as the host to give birth to this evil.

On the quest to save Belladonna, Prince Fabious enlists his no good lazy brother to aid him. Along the journey they are betrayed by one of Prince Fabious' most trusted companion. They are now on the run and must need to seek other help if they plan to continue their quest, which requires them to obtain the enchanted blade of the Unicorn, the only sword that can kill Leezar.

As fate would dictate it, they cross paths with Isabel. The last descendant of the Harshbarger Order and of the Golden Knights. Will Isabel be enough to end this evil sweeping across the land?

(All throughout the movie, slapstick comedy is portrayed but fairly succeeds. Surprisingly the CGI effects and medieval scenery mimics that of the Lord of the Rings.)

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Elements Bits number 1:

I admit, I tend to be too trusting. Only to find out that some elements use that trust for malicious intent. Sometimes it is taken for granted when they do things behind your back and they seem to be so convincing that nothing is happening. It's just like politics...you don't know who your true friends are. You just have to watch your back Jack.
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Memorable Quote:

Prince Fabious: "Boremont, you dare to betray me twice?!"
Boremont: "No. It's the same betrayal as before, it all just counts as one."

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Battle Ready Babe:

You wouldn't want her setting her sights on you with that thing pointing towards your way...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Featured Clips of the Day: Funny Halloween Commercials


Just Take One


Why Sport?

HalloWeek-end 2011

This year was an exciting Halloween experience for my 2-year old son. He was able to attend three Trick or Treat events, one in our village, at my office and the other one in Magallanes village. (We were supposed to attend as well the event in Ayala Heights where my dad lives, but we just didn’t have the time for it.)

We had difficulty finding a costume for him, since he felt uncomfortable with the pumpkin costume and we couldn’t get him to wear the vampire outfit. Luckily for us we were able to find this fire truck costume. (He really goes nuts with fire trucks, buses and trains.)

His eyes really lit up seeing all the goodies in his loot bag. My worry now is that he may be taking in too many sweets and this gets him all hyped up. (He is already full of energy even without the sugar, so can you just imagine adding more coal to a steaming locomotive)

Blue Ridge B

Office

Magallanes Village

Looking forward to next year, and this time, little Julianna will be joining already.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Elements Bits: Bad Teacher


Cast:

Cameron Diaz - Elizabeth Halsey
Justin Timberlake - Scott Delacorte
Lucy Punch - Amy Squirrel
Jason Segel - Russel Gettis

Teacher Elizabeth Halsey has one goal in her life...to marry a rich man and live happily (for herself) ever after.

After spending a year teaching in JAMS, John Adams Middle School, Elizabeth finally meets the man of her dreams...a wealthy gullible bachelor. Unfortunately for her, this bachelor seems to be a mama's boy and the mother senses that Elizabeth is just one gold-digger, and convinces her son to break up with Elizabeth.

So Elizabeth ends up teaching in JAMS again, setting a new priority wherein she would need to earn bucks for breast implants (thinking that this may be the key to land another wealthy fiancee); this includes a Charity car wash with Elizabeth bathing herself with a hose, and pulling all the strings to make sure her class tops the state exams, because the teacher with the highest overall class score will receive a bonus.

Then one day, substitute teacher Scott Delacorte walks into JAMS, who apparently is the grandson of a wealthy watchmaker. Elizabeth now sets her sights on Scott but encounters some competition with co-teacher Amy Squirrel. Amy then senses that Elizabeth is not just trying to steal her man but has some skeletons in her closet and plans to reveal these to the principal and the school superintendent.

Will Elizabeth succeed, or will her dreams (breast implants) be deflated?
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Elements Bits number 1:
What are your goals in life? Clearly the lead in the movie Bad Teacher has her priorities all messed up. We have so many goals and targets that we want to achieve but there seems to be so little time for everything. Unless you are the happy go lucky type and just goes with the flow. It is actually your choice. My opinion is that setting goals is better and you have that consolation of experiencing that actual sense of fulfillment once you've accomplished something that you really worked hard for.

Elements Bits number 2:
Being educated by someone or Self-Learning? I believe both have its advantages. Of course the elementary years are most important to have someone teach the basics, the values and provides the necessary guidance. When you reach college, you have that choice as to what you want to pursue. You then grow eager to obtain more knowledge from different mediums and at various capacities, and this is where you do research and utilize self-learning books. Of course you would still need to apply everything you've learned to actual hands on, before you can truly say that all those hours studying, finally paid off.
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Memorable Quotes:

Gym Teacher Russell: "You're out of your mind. There's no way that Lebron will ever be Jordan!"
Shawn: "Okay. Lebron's a better rebounder and passer!"
Gym Teacher Russell: "Will you let me finish!? Call me when Lebron has six championships!"
Shawn: "Is that your only argument?"
Gym Teacher Russell: "It's the only argument I need Shawn!!"
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Elizabeth: "Things are about to change around here. Recess is over!"
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Elizabeth: "I don't need a blackboard or a classroom, to set an example."

Friday, October 21, 2011

World's Most Scenic Cruises - by Fran Golden

I always dreamed of going on a cruise vacation, but I just have this fear of being miles away from land. Though I would take that risk if it were on one of these cruises...

Antarctica and the South Shetland Islands

Galapagos Islands

Madagascar

Milford Sound

Greek Isles

Click here: for more of the World's Most Scenic Cruises

Elements Bits: Horrible Bosses


Cast:

Jason Bateman - Nick Hendricks
Charlie Day - Dale Arbus
Jason Sudeikis - Kurt Buckman
Kevin Spacey - Dave Harken
Jennifer Aniston - Dr. Julia Harris
Colin Farrell - Bobby Pellitt
Jamie Foxx - Dean Jones

It's not often that you have a movie with this kind of mix in a cast; it's loaded and hilarious.

Nick works for Dave Harken and hopes to land the position of Senior Vice President in their company. Only problem is, his power hungry boss, who is already the president of the company, names himself as the SVP. Where else do you see a boss who tricks you into drinking scotch at 8 in the morning then blackmails you that you are an alcoholic and is not fit for the SVP position.

Dale works as an assistant to Dr. Julia Harris who is a dentist. Seems like a harmless job. Until J.Aniston starts talking dirty, seduces and harasses Dale. Up to the point wherein she too would blackmail Dale, that if he doesn't have sex with her, she will tell Dale's fiancee that they have an affair.

Kurt actually loves his job and his boss Jack Pellitt (Donald Sutherland), until Jack dies of a heart attack. So then Jack's son, Bobby Pellitt takes over the family business. A drug crazed womanizer, Bobby's only intention for the company is how he could milk every dollar for himself and his luxuries.

So the three decide to kill their bosses, but they would not want to leave a trace that would eventually lead to them. So they look for a hitman to the dirty work. Guess who they tap for the job? Jamie Foxx's character, Dean Jones. But after paying off the service fee, to their surprise, Mr. Dean Jones refuses to do the hit and just gives them these crazy advices on how to do it themselves. To make matters worse, Mr. Dean Jones isn't a hitman but a video pirate.

Now how will these three live with their bosses on a daily basis while plotting on how to get rid of them?

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Elements Bits number 1:

Be your own boss or be a schmuck. Being an employee is really not that bad; it would probably depend on the type of work you have. And besides, even if you are a president of the company, you still have to answer to the board of directors or the owners of the company themselves. Being your own boss means you have full control of what and when to do things. It surely has it's advantages but I feel that there is no real set of protocols that would govern your work life; unless you are very disciplined and you pretty much have your work ethics laid out.

There are certain limits when following orders from your boss. You may ask yourself the question if it is just and right before actually doing it. To share with you my opinions on this, click here: Following Orders vs. Following Principles

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Memorable Quotes:

Dave Harken: "I own you. Don't walk around thinking you have free will because you don't. I can crush you anytime I want. So settle in because you are in for a long haul."

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Featured Clips of the Day: You're Fired

How to deal with your boss...

5 Things you shouldn't do


Remote Control

Bud Light Boss Attack


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Beat'Em Up Babe of the Day: Priestess (Maggie Q) / Priest

In the war of vampires and humans, their only hope was the order of the Priests. And among them was the Priestess. Not to be taken lightly just because she is a female, she is highly trained and deadly. Even in a match against 5 brutes riding on motorcycles, the Priestess manages without breaking a sweat.


Wasteland war:

Elements Bits: Priest


Cast:

Paul Bettany - Priest
Cam Gigandet - Hicks
Maggie Q - Priestess
Lily Collins - Lucy
Christopher Plummer - Monsignor Orelas

For centuries, vampires and humans waged war. In hopes to finally end it, the Church forms a legion of Priests to purge the said menace. Said to be blessed by the Almighty himself, the Priests are combat trained and manages to wipe out the horde of vampires and those who remained, where locked up in different reservations across the land.

Then one night, a family was attacked outside the outskirts of the Cities, known as the Wastelands. The unfortunate family was that of the Priest (Paul Bettany), he later found out at that her niece was abducted by the vampires, so he vowed to avenge the death of his brother and plans to rescue Lucy. But the Church denied reinstating the authority of the Priest. Saying that if he refuses to follow these orders, it is like going against God. And so he went against it.

The Priest is joined by a local sheriff named Hicks, as they set forth in rescuing Lucy and find out what the vampires are up to by abducting Lucy. Aside from the vampires, they had to deal with another problem since the Church has ordered the reinstatement of the other priests to hunt them down.

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Elements Bits number 1:

Righteousness. In the great words of the late US President Theodore Roosevelt, “If I must choose between peace and righteousness, I choose righteousness.”

Given the choice, would you do something that in the eyes of others is wrong, but in reality it is the right thing to do for the situation? Not all actions are deemed noble. (Especially in politics.) To prevent war, sometimes the course of action to take is to eliminate the threat before it even has a chance to execute it's plans. Does it promote peace? No. But is it right? To view my opinions about righteousness, click here: Following Orders vs. Following Principles.

Memorable Quotes:

Priest: "Dear Father, forgive me. It was never my intention to offend you. I would like to firmly resolve with the help of your grace, to sin no more, and to avoid the near occasions of sin...but I can't."

Hicks: "I may have not seen the war, but I know the look a man gets when he likes killing. IT comes easy to you."
Priest: "It just comes. Easy's got nothing to do with it."

Orelas: "The sanctity of these walls is absolute. And the citizens of the cities have complete faith in the Church's ability to keep them safe. You will not shake that faith.
Priest: "What good is that faith when it's a lie?"
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