31 December, 2008

The Best Is Yet To Come.. ;)

Another new year is very fast approaching and good for me I'm still able to catch up before this year ends. Whew! haha...

2008 is a year where a lot of memorable things happened. Not all of them were great things that I've come to enjoy as most of them were events that tested my faith, courage, hope and acceptance of the real essence of life and everything about it. My world was turned upside-down and Thanks be to God that I was able to surpass it unscathed. Me and my family had suffered many tragedies and that typhoon/flash flood "Frank" was one of them that I can never forget. It was something that had also opened the awareness of most people and even stirred fear to many individuals. Just another terrifying signal from the heavens telling us to have a change of heart.

Aside from that, I've also been through a lot of issues that somehow made me realize bunches of meaningful things. I can admit it that somehow, I've grown mature. Well, just a bit. hahaaha... I engaged myself to several commitments (work, friends, acquaintances, etc.) that brought about certain changes. Loads of enjoyable and happy moments took place and I will always be grateful for this wonderful year.

I Thank God for giving me and my family and the whole humanity this grand year. It may be full of catastrophes and the like but we were all able to surpass it, right?.. heheeh... We should just all be thankful for this another chance to live our lives right and be able to avoid those mistakes that had ruined our lives and other people involved in ours or vice versa. I know that many other people suffered a lot more tragic and saddening events in their lives that is why I really feel so blessed that I have the kind of life I am enjoying right now. Knowing the fact that I should have a more meaningful life this new year as I kinda waste a lot of precius times this year, I motivated myself to make up some plans or goals so that I may have some things to focus on.. hahaha...

I am actually so excited for this new year. I have high hopes and lots of things in mind to accomplish for me and my family for the better. naks.. hahaaha... Dont know why but I really feel that I'm full of energy and courage to face this year more than ever. Maybe because I was able to realize a lot of things... heehehe... and the end is near.. weeee... hahaha

I just hope that many or most of us would have the courage and determination to improve our lives. May we all have a blessed and prosperous New Year! :D

26 December, 2008

"Sigh" x_x

It's been a while
and it's been so long...
I've been asleep
Drowned and lost.
It didn’t matter
When I had no one;
Better this way
less hope, less pain.

But then you came
and showed me the way
Opened up the doors
and then released the chains
Just couldn’t believe
And thought was dreaming
Don’t want to acknowledge the feeling
But It’s already taking over me.

I closed my eyes
Hoping you’d disappear
But thoughts of you
Kept on bugging me.
I’d be such a fool
If I’d deny
That having you there
Was just all that I ever wanted.

But how could things end
The way it is right now
I should’ve known
That some of those
Were just part of a beautiful lie?
You had me there
I was so into you
Now how could you
Oh just how could you…

So now I know
That things are really meant to end.
No such thing
Would last forever.
I may have found happiness
And ten-folds the pain.
Thanks to you
You made me felt
What it is like to be human.

16 December, 2008

Holiday Madnezz x_x

haha... Oh my... This month's really the busiest month of all... haaaayz... and of course, the most expensive one.. haha... oh well.. it's just this time of the year.. so it's all worth it...

Got really so busy and exhausted that I no longer have the time and the energy to go over this blog.. toinks.. hahaha... been thinking of posting lots of stuffs but just cant seem to find the timing.. hahaha.. oh well, I just wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.. ;)

This season, all I want to do is spend time with "Him" and celebrate Christmas not the typical way that we all do.... just wondering how I could make that happen.. haha.. though we've been facing lots of difficulties as of the moment, we just cant help but still do the things that we usually do like buying presents and the like. I can honestly feel that as time goes by, the less we put emphasize to the true essence why we are celebrating Christmas.

For some kids, it's just the time of the year where they can receive a lot of presents even though it's not their birthday or it's the birth of "somebody else". It's the time for them to expect Santa Claus roaming around the globe to read their wish list and make some of them come true. For most adults, it's just the time to hide from all the huge expenses that they're bout to face.. haha.

I just wish that all or most of us could go over the real meaning of Christmas and the real purpose of it. I wish that poor families could still appreciate this holiday without feeling bitter about their sad reality and diference among other rich people. I just hope that no matter how less or inexpensive the foods or the gifts that we are given, we could still be thankful and cherish those that have remembered us instead of wishing for more selfishly. haaaaayz... :D

This year has brought me a lot of memorable and fulflling things to remember. Loads of lessons and most especially, hapening that changed my life. I'll always be grateful for this year and since another new year is about to come I just cant help but wonder what's there waiting to happen. I've been filling up the pages of my new year's resolution already and starting some of them to renew myself for the better... naks... haahaha... Anyway, hope we all can enjoy Christmas in our own unique little ways... Good tidings to all! :D

03 December, 2008

"The Road Not Taken" ~ ~

These past few weeks, I have been tiring my eyes of reading manga and watching anime. You know, catching up... haha... And then a brother of my friend recommended me an anime to watch. It wasnt really a popular anime. In fact, if not for an office mate who had first introduced me to such anime, I would really say that I never heard of it. Though there are loads of anime that I was never ever really able to watch nor had the slightest idea of their storyline.

Since there were already two people who kept on telling me to watch that anime, I got intrigued and so I "forced" myself to dig into it. And geesh, I never thought I'd enjoy that anime.. haha... The 1st episode got me so ecstatic that I made my way towards watching it continouosly in just one session.. lol. I was supposed to sleep that time but my senses got so alive that I barely had the motivation to sleep. If not for a black out, I wouldnt stop watching it.. haha...

The anime is full of humor. The illustrations and everything about it just makes me laugh especially how they make the main character a chibi just to make it look so funny when in fact she's a very beautiful lady. Well, better watch it yourself so you'll know what I'm talking about. haha...

The highlight of the anime and the reason that I got kinda hooked into it is the portion wherein they would say things or give advices on "how to become a lady" or what they called as "The Path To Becoming A Lady".. haha.. Those were really pathetic yet informative.. hahaha... and that's one of the roads I'm not yet totally talking. hahaahah.. :P

The anime that I'm talking about is:
Wallflower - Perfect Girl Evolution (Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge)

Kyouhei, Ranmaru, Takenaga, and Yukinojou are beautiful, handsome, young men living in a huge mansion. One day, their landlord, whom they call “Auntie”, asks them a favor: to make her niece, Sunako, who’s going to be living with them, into a respectable young lady. She agrees to make their living expenses free of charge if they succeed, but if they fail, she’ll triple their rent. Due to their confidence in knowing how to deal with women, they agree, but once they meet Sunako, they begin to realize that their lovely living arrangements may soon be in jeopardy.

Nakahara Sunako, after being called "ugly" by the man she dearly liked hid herself into the "darkness" together with her precious anatomical collections (Hiroshi, Josephine, etc.), those that you can find in a science laboratory such as dissected animals, human body parts, etc. She drowned herself into watching horror flicks, gross and other stuffs that a normal girl would do or indulge herself into. not even for an average person or a guy. Because of such heartbreak an after being called "ugly" when in fact, she did her best to maintain and even improve her beauty, stopped thinking about herself especially the way she looks. Her appearance didnt matter to her anymore and it's a very long time since the last time she saw herself in the mirror. heehhee. :D

She appears to be really scary.. and her looks is similar to sadaku.. haha... her personality is just so cool though and she's really brave..lol.. Her favorites are Fred/Jason and other gross criminals, assassins and the like. She would always want to witness a crime or investigate one. She would even be happy to celebrate Halloween than her own birthday.. haha. And skulls are just everywhere... always with her. lol... By the way, she tends to suffer from severe nosebleed everytime a "dazzling creature" or beautiful women and handsome guys would come near her.. haha.. loads of blood!.. haha

So, if you want some break from those "bloody" anime, dont watch this one. haha.. But if you want some real and I mean.. loads of laughs.. better see this one.. hahaah.. You'll like it.. ;)

30 November, 2008

"Blessed Madnezz" ^_^

I'm really not up for some kind of a very interesting post right now. All I want to do is feel free in sharing you what I feel and think as of the moment.. hehehe... been thinking earlier whether I should post about this or not but I just ended up doing so. Not so comfy sharing the real me or the detailed happening of my life; though I may have shared some personal stuffs here, those were not as hmmm... "very personal or in-reality-events-of-my-life" as this one... heheehe... :D Right now, I just feel like sharing things about me and what I value the most in my life - Family and friends... and mst especoally, the effects of my dearest first love, the one and only man that I'm sure I can trust my whole heart and life with - God. :D

Just before this month (november) ends, lot of wonderful things happened to me. had so much fun woth my college and office friends, been working contentedly, gaining the sleep and rest that I need though just a bit of it.. haha.. better than nothing at all... accomplishing things I thought I couldnt actually do, reaching some of my goals or better to call it "challenges" to myself i.e not being late for a week as a start of not being late at all or never again... hehehe...things like that and the many more. But the most memorable and fulfilling event that happened to me just before another month would come rushing us all (well, December's really fast-approaching), is my bonding with my "whole" family and some relatives... haha... Great God!

After I got a hold of my bonus, I decided that my family should go to the beach with some of our relatives that we really missed a lot. And talking about doing that got me really so excited since it's been ages ago that we last did such a thing.. Maybe during my grade school as far as I can remember.. or if my memory serves me right... lol. And with the fact that some of my relatives had a misundertanding with my mom... geez.. good thing time heals all or if not, most of the wounds.. heheehe... :D

It was a reunion of my family (mom, dad, 2 brothers - sad to say my sister is not with us... just imagine how envious she was.. lol :P) with some of the relatives from both sides. I was actually a bit hesitant to make it happen since I felt some tension from my mom and she too was not really that approved of my idea. If not for her 'sick" mom that kinda needs some fresh air and exposure to the ebach, she would not really go with us. heheehe... :D

I arranged the whole thing at my own expense. haha.. Of course, I was incharge of the whole thing.. My mom never interrupted me nor made her way to help me out. Though I had a lot of things in mind to buy out of my bonus, I felt happier with the thought that I'll be spending much of it for my family. And seeing how proud they are.. it's all just worth it.. heheeh.. Thanks be to God.. ;)

Oh my, I never thought it could be that exhausting... from planning where to go, how to go there and what to take with us (food and the like, etc.), it really got me weak but due to my excitement, it was nothing... The part where I need to do the shopping was the least that I liked. I felt like all the things from the grocery store were swirling up around my head, some were laughing, iritating me, while some were begging to be puchased.. lol... I'm just not fond doing it since I know that I have the tendency to just buy most of the things I
like or I think my family would like or need. I'm such a big spender if but a hesitant one.. hahaaha... :D

And so then me and my family had a lot of at the beach! weeee! From driving to the beach, sha
ring laughters, stories and food up to the fun of swimming, everything were really worth my exhausted body but happy, peaceful and relaxed mind and spirit. I intend to do a lot of more productive things or bonding moments with my family and friends and also to myself... hehe... I am now doing my best to motivate myself in doing the things that I need to do or think and do the things that I need and want to do. Been searching or waiting for such motivation to come without realizing that It's only me who could do or give that to myself.. hehe... All I have to do is make a detailed plan or set goals to make things work out... haha... seriously? lol :P

Am I dying?.. lol... haha... I dont have to wait for that.. We all should not... Doing things that could make you say "I can now die or that I'm already prepared to die." in the end, is a lot more meaningful than doing things you think you should just because you're dying or about to die. Evwryday is a challenge for us. We may have plans for tommorrow; but, are we that certain that another day would actually come? What makes us sure that we can wake up the next morning? No matter how much or how well you pray, how motivated you are to wake up in the morning for your loved one's sake and the like, you can truly do nothing if it's already your time to leave. God is really the grandest master and genius of all to have thought of the things that we deserve and make it happen. Nothing's really certain in this world so while we still have time to do the things that we want and need to, better make them happen before it's too late.. ;)

Anyway, so much for that. I wont be telling everything or in details for I think this is not a place for me to spill things out though it might be for some.. haha.. I already made another blog which is more personalised or such that would ink the deepest thoughts of mine (but in just a simple way of writing.. lol). I dont think I would let anybody read it.. sorry to have mentioned doing so despite the thing that I'm not gonna share it.. hahaha... Maybe it'll serve as my online diary (I've thought about doing that since I no longer have a time scribbling it to papers and that I think I really need to put my thoughts and feelings into writing or else I'd burst since I dont actually share a lot of them openly even to those people I trust.. maybe not now.. not yet.. hehe) and whoever I know could find a way to it is lucky enough... naks... hahaaha... :P

And before it is too late, let me thank you all: Mama (know that I always love you and the whole family though I'm not that showy or if you think or feel that I just care less... I'm sorry too), the rest of the family and relatives, my real-life friends (school and office barkadas), those people that really had an effect on me (bad or good, inspiring or irritating, etc. lol), people I came to know online and all the people who knew and knows me and vice versa; most especially, to Him.

27 November, 2008

Be Thy Powerful ^_^ part2

As promised, here are the remaining laws of power:

(Laws Of Power - 1 to 24, part 1)

Law 25

- Re-Create Yourself

Re-create yourself by forging a new identity, one that commands attention and never bores the audience. Be the master of your own image rather than letting others define if for you.

Law 26

- Keep Your Hands Clean

Maintain such a spotless appearance by using others as scapegoats and cat’s-paws to disguise your involvement. Your hands must never be soiled by mistakes and nasty deeds.

Law 27

- Play on People’s Need to Believe to Create a Cult-like Following

People have an overwhelming desire to believe in something. Become the focal point of such desire by offering them a cause, a new faith to follow. In the absence of organized religion and grand causes, your new belief system will bring you untold power.

Law 28

- Enter Action with Boldness

If you are unsure of a course of action, do not attempt it. Your doubts and hesitations will infect your execution. Everyone admires the bold; no one honors the timid.

Law 29

- Plan All the Way to the End

The ending is everything. Plan all the way to it, taking into account all the possible consequences, obstacles, and twists of fortune that might reverse your hard work and give the glory to others.

Law 30

- Make your Accomplishments Seem Effortless

Your actions must seem natural and executed with ease. All the toil and practice that go into them, and also all the clever tricks, must be concealed. When you act, act effortlessly, as if you could do much more. Avoid the temptation of revealing how hard you work – it only raises questions. Teach no one your tricks or they will be used against you. :D

Law 31

- Control the Options: Get Others to Play with the Cards you Deal

The best deceptions are the ones that seem to give the other person a choice: Your victims feel they are in control, but are actually your puppets. Give people options that come out in your favor whichever one they choose.

Law 32

- Play to People’s Fantasies

The truth is often avoided because it is ugly and unpleasant. Never appeal to truth and reality unless you are prepared for the anger that comes for disenchantment. There is great power in tapping into the fantasies of the masses.

Law 33

- Discover Each Man’s Thumbscrew

Everyone has a weakness, a gap in the castle wall. That weakness is usually an insecurity, an uncontrollable emotion or need; it can also be a small secret pleasure. Either way, once found, it is a thumbscrew you can turn to your advantage.

Law 34

- Be Royal in your Own Fashion: Act like a King to be treated like one

The way you carry yourself will often determine how you are treated; In the long run, appearing vulgar or common will make people disrespect you. For a king respects himself and inspires the same sentiment in others. By acting regally and confident of your powers, you make yourself seem destined to wear a crown.

Law 35

- Master the Art of Timing

Never seem to be in a hurry – hurrying betrays a lack of control over yourself, and over time. Always seem patient, as if you know that everything will come to you eventually. Learn to stand back when the time is not yet ripe, and to strike fiercely when it has reached fruition.

Law 36

- Disdain Things you cannot have: Ignoring them is the best Revenge

By acknowledging a petty problem you give it existence and credibility. It is sometimes best to leave things alone. If there is something you want but cannot have, show contempt for it. The less interest you reveal, the more superior you seem.

Law 37

- Create Compelling Spectacles

Striking imagery and grand symbolic gestures create the aura of power – everyone responds to them. Dazzled by appearances, no one will notice what you are really doing.

Law 38

- Think as you like but Behave like others

If you make a show of going against the times, flaunting your unconventional ideas and unorthodox ways, people will think that you only want attention and that you look down upon them. Share your originality only with tolerant friends and those who are sure to appreciate your uniqueness.

Law 39

- Stir up Waters to Catch Fish

Anger and emotion are strategically counterproductive. You must always stay calm and objective. But if you can make your enemies angry while staying calm yourself, you gain a decided advantage. Put your enemies off-balance: Find the chink in their vanity through which you can rattle them and you hold the strings.

Law 40

- Despise the Free Lunch

What is offered for free is dangerous – it usually involves either a trick or a hidden obligation. What has worth is worth paying for. Be lavish with your money and keep it circulating, for generosity is a sign and a magnet for power.

Law 41

- Avoid Stepping into a Great Man’s Shoes

What happens first always appears better and more original than what comes after. Do not get lost in their shadow, or stuck in a past not of your own making: Establish your own name and identity by changing course. Slay the overbearing father, disparage his legacy, and gain power by shining in your own way.

Law 42

- Strike the Shepherd and the Sheep will Scatter

Trouble can often be traced to a single strong individual – the stirrer, the arrogant underling, the poisoned of goodwill. If you allow such people room to operate, others will succumb to their influence. Strike at the source of the trouble and the sheep will scatter.

Law 43

- Work on the Hearts and Minds of Others

Coercion creates a reaction that will eventually work against you. You must seduce others into wanting to move in your direction. Soften up the resistant by working on their emotions, playing on what they hold dear and what they fear. Ignore the hearts and minds of others and they will grow to hate you.

Law 44

- Disarm and Infuriate with the Mirror Effect

The mirror reflects reality, but it is also the perfect tool for deception: When you mirror your enemies, doing exactly as they do, they cannot figure out your strategy. The Mirror Effect mocks and humiliates them, making them overreact. Few can resist the power of Mirror Effect.

Law 45

- Preach the Need for Change, but Never Reform too much at Once

Everyone understands the need for change in the abstract, but on the day-to-day level people are creatures of habit. Too much innovation is traumatic, and will lead to revolt. If change is necessary, make it feel like a gentle improvement on the past.

Law 46

- Never appear too Perfect

Appearing better than others is always dangerous, but most dangerous of all is to appear to have no faults or weaknesses. It is smart to occasionally display defects, and admit to harmless vices, in order to deflect envy and appear more human and approachable.

Law 47

- Do not go Past the Mark you Aimed for; In Victory, Learn when to Stop

The moment of victory is often the moment of greatest peril. Do not allow success to go to your head. There is no substitute for strategy and careful planning. Set a goal, and when you reach it, stop.

Law 48

-Assume Formlessness

By taking a shape, by having a visible plan, you open yourself to attack. The best way to protect yourself is to be as fluid and formless as water; never bet on stability or lasting order.

Well, so much things to say but better left unsaid.. haha.. Now you know what you ought to do in order to gain grounds and gain or manage power. Hopefully, these thoughts were able to inspire you to become powerful in the best ways possible and not merely to ruin this world or thy self. lol. These laws, if taken to a much deeper concept and broader perspective can actually bring about the best things in your self. Now is the time to shine and utilize the "power mode" lurking into the deepest side of yours. naks.. hahaaha... Enhance and implement such power. As a result, you will surely have a better new you. ;)

23 November, 2008

Be Thy Powerful ^_^

It all started with this revised quote: "No matter how much or how good you fight, some great battles are really hard to come by. That is why "retreat was invented/done" since there's always another day to fight."

I posted this as a status message on my yahoo messenger with some things on my mind that's why I was able to come up with such a quote. And then an office mate (Irvin) gave me a message asking if I'm in trouble, I'm mad at somebody or if I'm picking up a fight or something that I chose to retreat. I just laughed and told him that it was kind of symbolic or has a double meaning for me and that was something I dont intend to share.. I mean..the details.. But he gave me something that really had caught my interests. The thought was actually from a book "The 48 Laws of Power" by Robert Greene and Joost Elffers.

The laws were actually like the dos and donts when you're trying to manipulate somebody or the people around you. If you are the type of person who always want to stand out without wanting everybody to notice you, or if you're planning on some scheme that you really want to succed which involves other people or just somebody who wants to be the boss, the dominant one or if you want to rule the world, then read on. haha.. :D

Now let me share to you excerpts from the book or simply the half of the laws. I will be posting the other half of it next time..haha.. ;)

"The 48 Laws of Power"
by Robert Greene and Joost Elffers

Law 1 - Never Outshine the Master

Always make those above you feel comfortably superior. Make your masters appear more brilliant than they are and you will attain the heights of power.

Law 2 - Never put too Much Trust in Friends, Learn how to use Enemies

Be wary of friends-they will betray you more quickly, for they are easily aroused to envy. But hire a former enemy and he will be more loyal than a friend, because he has more to prove. If you have no enemies, find a way to make them.

Law 3 - Conceal your Intentions

Keep people off-balance and in the dark by never revealing the purpose behind your actions. If they have no clue what you are up to, they cannot prepare a defense.

Law 4 - Always Say Less than Necessary

When you are trying to impress people with words, the more you say, the more common you appear, and the less in control. Powerful people impress and intimidate by saying less. The more you say, the more likely you are to say something foolish.

Law 5 - So Much Depends on Reputation – Guard it with your Life

Reputation is the cornerstone of power. Through reputation alone you can intimidate and win; once you slip, however, you are vulnerable, and will be attacked on all sides. Always be alert to potential attacks and thwart them before they happen.

Law 6 - Court Attention at all Cost

Everything is judged by its appearance; what is unseen counts for nothing. Stand out. Make yourself a magnet of attention by appearing larger, more colorful, more mysterious, than the bland and timid masses.

Law 7 - Get others to do the Work for you, but Always Take the Credit

Use the wisdom, knowledge, and legwork of other people to further your own cause. It will give you a godlike aura of efficiency and speed. In the end your helpers will be forgotten and you will be remembered. Never do yourself what others can do for you.

Law 8 - Make other People come to you – use Bait if Necessary

When you force the other person to act, you are the one in control. Lure him with fabulous gains – then attack. You hold the cards.

Law 9 - Win through your Actions, Never through Argument

It is much more powerful to get others to agree with you through your actions, without saying a word. Demonstrate, do not explicate.

Law 10 - Infection: Avoid the Unhappy and Unlucky

You can die from someone else’s misery – emotional states are as infectious as disease. The unfortunate sometimes draw misfortune on themselves; they will also draw it on you.

Law 11 - Learn to Keep People Dependent on You

To maintain your independence you must always be needed and wanted. The more you are relied on, the more freedom you have. Never teach them enough so that they can do without you.

Law 12 - Use Selective Honesty and Generosity to Disarm your Victim

One sincere and honest move will cover over dozens of dishonest ones. Open-hearted gestures of honesty and generosity bring down the guard of even the most suspicious people. Once your selective honesty opens a hole in their armor, you can deceive and manipulate them at will. A timely gift – a Trojan horse – will serve the same purpose.

Law 13 - When Asking for Help, Appeal to People’s Self-Interest, Never to their Mercy or Gratitude

If you need to turn to an ally for help, do not bother to remind him of your past assistance and good deeds. Instead, uncover something in your request, or in your alliance with him, that will benefit him, and emphasize it out of all proportion. He will respond enthusiastically when he sees something to be gained for himself.

Law 14 - Pose as a Friend, Work as a Spy

Knowing about your rival is critical. Use spies to gather valuable information that will keep you a step ahead. Better still: Play the spy yourself. There is no occasion that is not an opportunity for artful spying.

Law 15 - Crush your Enemy Totally

All great leaders since Moses have known that a feared enemy must be crushed completely. More is lost through stopping halfway than through total annihilation: The enemy will recover, and will seek revenge. Crush him, not only in body but in spirit.

Law 16 - Use Absence to Increase Respect and Honor

The more you are seen and heard from, the more common you appear. If you are already established in a group, temporary withdrawal from it will make you more talked about, even more admired. You must learn when to leave. Create value through scarcity.

Law 17 - Keep Others in Suspended Terror: Cultivate an Air of Unpredictability

Be deliberately unpredictable. Behavior that seems to have no consistency or purpose will keep them off-balance, and they will wear themselves out trying to explain your moves. Taken to an extreme, this strategy can intimidate and terrorize.

Law 18- Do Not Build Fortresses to Protect Yourself – Isolation is Dangerous

A fortress seems the safest. But isolation exposes you to more dangers than it protects you from – it cuts you off from valuable information, it makes you conspicuous and an easy target. Better to circulate among people find allies, mingle. You are shielded from your enemies by the crowd.

Law 19 - Know Who You’re Dealing with – Do Not Offend the Wrong Person

There are many different kinds of people in the world, and you can never assume that everyone will react to your strategies in the same way. Choose your victims and opponents carefully, then – never offend or deceive the wrong person.

Law 20 - Do Not Commit to Anyone

It is the fool who always rushes to take sides. Do not commit to any side or cause but yourself. By maintaining your independence, you become the master of others – playing people against one another, making them pursue you.

Law 21 - Play a Sucker to Catch a Sucker – Seem Dumber than your Mark

No one likes feeling stupider than the next persons. The trick, is to make your victims feel smart – and not just smart, but smarter than you are. Once convinced of this, they will never suspect that you may have ulterior motives.

Law 22 - Use the Surrender Tactic: Transform Weakness into Power

When you are weaker, never fight for honor’s sake; choose surrender instead. Surrender gives you time to recover, time to torment and irritate your conqueror, time to wait for his power to wane. Make surrender a tool of power.

Law 23 - Concentrate Your Forces

Conserve your forces and energies by keeping them concentrated at their strongest point. Intensity defeats extensity every time. When looking for sources of power to elevate you, find the one key patron, the fat cow who will give you milk for a long time to come.

Law 24 - Play the Perfect Courtier

The perfect courtier thrives in a world where everything revolves around power and political dexterity. He has mastered the art of indirection; he flatters, yields to superiors, and asserts power over others in the mot oblique and graceful manner. Learn and apply the laws of courtiership and there will be no limit to how far you can rise in the court.


What do you think? Arent these a piece of art? from a genius mind? A master plotter? hmmm. I think I gave some aspiring conquerors the real driving force towards achieving their goals..hahaha. Well, these are really motivating and "powerful" thoughts to consider. Just watch out for the last batch of these powerful laws or you can check out the link and you'll eventually realize and maybe unleash that powerful side of yours..haha! More power! :D

15 November, 2008

"Words Are Not Enough"

Anime. One of the reasons why I love watching anime or reading manga is that you can definitely learn some valuable things. One of which are the values, lessons and other means of depicting the most indispensable traits. Those that we should live on with our lives. Things that need to be taken seriously and not merely be taken for granted. Funny that some bloody or even "brutal" anime (where adults who are not fond of watching anime would only consider them as a form of media encouraging violence and the like) would tend to somehow inculcate to the viewers some values and lessons that are sometimes ignored in reality. I dont know why but I find anime more convincing and realistic when it comes to teaching us some lessons compared to those "over-maka-nosebleed" tv/movie dramas. Although some are exceptions, still, the values and/or the lessons that anime tend to imply to the viewers are pretty much not that hard to remember that they can even inspire those who dont really care about life at all.

Anyway, enough of that. What I'm just trying to drive at here are some of the quotes popularized or taken from anime which I liked the most. And due to some unknown reason...haha..or maybe just for the sake of this post, I asked some of my anime fanatic office friends the quotes/taglines that they liked or cant get rid off their minds coming from the anime shows that they have watched and of course, loved/liked. Here it goes:

>>> Detective Conan "Ran, If you only knew that the one you love is just right in front of you." - Reymund

>>> One Piece "Never lose your "nakama(friend/companion) or you will lose yourself." - Ricky

And then I made up my own or maybe a kind of an adaptation to some quote (The best or the greatest "nakama" that you could have and should treasure is... yourself.) ;)

>>>Samurai X "The strong shall live and the weak shall perish." - Xtian

"I will change the world in my own little ways." - Leo (He said he liked those coming from anime and samurai x but gave this quote which he couldnt remember where it originated.. It sounds familiar to me too but I also cant recall where or what anime is it from... mind telling me?..haahaa)

I also intend to ask some of my other anime fanatic friends but I just cant wait to post this now..haha...maybe I'll just have to update this If they may be able to give me their fave anime quotes later.

For me, lines from Naruto, Samurai X or Rourouni Kenshin, Bleach, Gensomadden Saiyuki and the like or so many others are just so heart-warming, inspiring and realistic that I could actually relate to most of them. By this means, I sometimes find courage and strength from the lines they've given or from the lessons that they were trying to bring up. Here are some of my faves:

Samurai X
>Kenshin Himura
"A swordsman must be honest about his foes' skills and his own."

"If a man kills too many, too long, he loses his original purpose and has his heart stolen by the color and smell of blood."

>Shinomori Aoshi
"To defeat you (Kenshin), and to become the one true hitokiri, I will change into anything.

>Sagara Sanosuke
"A true fight isn't like a sword duel. The better swordsman doesn't always win. The winner is the one who remains standing!

>Saito Hajime
"The essence of combat is to strike at the vulnerabilities of one's opponent. There is no "fair" or "unfair"."

"A fool who relies so much on his own toughness that he learns nothing of defense, also has nothing to rely on."

>Yukishiro Tomoe
"This man stole my happiness, and gave me another in its place. He will kill more people before he's done. But...in the end, he will protect far more than he's killed. I can't let him die here. Goodbye...the second man I have loved..."

"We stand in awe of that which cannot be seen, and we respect with every fiber that which cannot be explained." (We fear that which we cannot see.)

"Unless I grip the sword, I cannot protect you. While gripping the sword,I cannot embrace you."

"Yes, there is no Fate for us. Only those who are swallowed by Ignorance and fear and miss a step Fall into the rapid river called Fate."

"We should not shed tears. That is a surrender of the body to the heart. It is only proof. That we are beings that do not know What to do with our hearts."

"Pride is Like a blade."

"Everything in this world exists to wear you down."

"One who paints the beauty in love, is one who pretends to know her form. One who paints the ugliness in love, is one who once arrogantly knew her form."

>Gin Ichimaru
"It's easier to crush a dream than realize one, forming a bond is infinitely more difficult than breaking one."

>Ichigo Kurosaki
"I ain't such a saint that I can promise to risk my life for strangers. Neither am I scum enough to sit quietly by while people are getting hurt before my eyes.

"I'm not Superman. So I can't say anything big like I'll protect everyone on Earth. I'm not a modest guy who will say it's enough if I can protect as many people as my two hands can handle either. I want to protect... a mountain-load of people."

"You? kill me? I decline."

"Tell me, does a person become your friend, just because you introduce yourself to him? No."

>Orihime Inoue
"If I were the rain, that binds together the earth and the sky, whom in all eternity will never mingle, would I be able to bind two hearts together?"

>Rukia Kuchiki
"[about Kaien] No. No, I didn't do anything to deserve thanks. I ran away... because I was afraid to fight you. I came back... because I couldn't face my cowardice in the future. I stabbed you... because I couldn't bear to see you in pain. The only one I had saved... was my... ugly self."

"In battles, the ones who get in the way are not the ones that have no power. They are the ones that have no resolve for battle."

"I know what it means to be alone. The loneliness of being a prisoner, the happiness of being saved by my nakama, and my horror at all the pain they went through in order to save me."

"They say the mouth is the root of all misfortune."

>Sosuke Aizen
"I had no intention of deceiving anyone. It's just that none of you understood...my true self."

"Don't use such strong words--It makes you look weak."

>Toshiro Hitsugaya
"We are all like fireworks. We climb, shine, and always go our separate ways and become further apart. But even if that time comes, let's not disappear like a firework, and continue to shine... forever."


"It doesn't matter what people say you should be, What's important is how you want to be."
"He who doesn't fear his own sword...is not worthy to hold it."
"Just seeing them doesn't make me believe in them...."

"People cannot win against their loneliness. Loneliness is this world's worst kind of pain."

"You have someone in your life whom you honor and revere so much that every hurt on them is inflicted on you as well. And the closer they are to you, the greater the pain."

"Uchiha. I don't have friends as you have. But they're not what makes you strong. It's your purpose that does it. In that way we're alike. But mine is the stronger purpose for only by destroying you and all that you represent that I can prove that I exist. Only by killing you that I know what life is."

"In order to escape a path of loneliness, I have no choice but to work hard and make my own path. If I do that, then someday... Someday... I can be like Uzumaki Naruto."

"I want to work hard so that others will accept my existence. Someday, I want my existence to be necessary to others."

"When you protect the ones important to you, your true strength will show."

"Often people have it wrong, mistakenly believing... that showing mercy to an enemy is kindness. They spare the foe whose life is in their hands... But don't you see? It's an empty existence... to go on living... alone and unloved... when defeat's already cost you your dream!"

>Choji Akimichi
"Chubbies rule!" (wahahaahaha :P)

>Hinata Hyuuga
"When I look at you, I get an intense feeling in my heart... Because you're not perfect... Because you fail... you have the strength to get back up... Because I believe that's where true strength is... I...I think you are an incredibly strong person, Naruto-kun."

>Itachi Uchiha
"Even the strongest of opponents always has a weakness."

"This is what happens when you are skilled. Power causes you to become isolated and arrogant."

"People hate and fear what they don't understand. Pathetic."

"Every human being relies on and is bounded by his knowledge and experience to live. This is what we call "reality". However, knowledge and experience are ambiguous, thus reality can become illusion. Is it not possible to think that, all human beings are living in their assumptions?"

"The most important ninja talent... is not the number of techniques one acquires. The most important thing... is a spirit that never gives up!"

"You don't understand a woman's heart at all..."

>Kakashi Hatake
"A ninja must see underneath the underneath."

'Hey guys, sorry I'm late, I'm afraid I got lost on the path of life."

>Gai Maito
"All your hard work will prove worthless... unless you believe in yourself!"

>Naruto Uzumaki
"I never give up... I never go back on my word...that's my way of being a ninja!"
(who could forget about this, huh?!!..hahaha)

"Bring it on, you jerk! Anything you throw at me I'll give it back a thousand fold!"

"Until I reach my dream, I refuse to die."

"Nothing's wrong with crying when you're happy."

>Neji Hyuuga
"Naruto, sometimes, your eyes are even better than mine."

"You are the strongest enemy I've ever met... but I have a reason why I cannot lose. The strongest opponent I ever met said this to me: "Unlike me, you're not a loser." I have always been called a genius; and I cannot lose, for the sake of those who believe I am a genius!"

"There probably isn't any meaning in life. Perhaps you can find something interesting to do while you are alive. "

"All things with a form will eventually perish."

"The body ages, but the mind is immortal."

"There is a limit to stupidity!"

"Darkness... When everything that you know and love... is taken from you so harshly... all you can think about is anger, hatred, and even revenge... and no one can save you."

>Sasuke Uchiha
"No matter what darkness lies ahead, I will pursue that path. No matter what, I will obtain power!"

"There's no question that you were special... Unfortunately, you're not quite as special as I am."

"My dreams are not of the future. My dreams are of the past."

"If anyone wants to deny my way of living, I'll kill everyone they ever cared about! Maybe then they'll understand... A little of my hatred."

"Revenge means everything to me. As long as I have my revenge, I couldn't care less what happens to me or the whole world for that matter."

>Shino Aburame
"Even if our enemy is a small bug, we will not underestimate it."

"You said that everything eventually decays and fades away...but these feelings...will never cease to exist."

"There are times when death is hard to accept. But if you don't get over it, there's no future."

"You're... pretty weak for a guy. Do you even have a penis?" (lol)

"A smile is the best way to get oneself out of a tight spot, even if it is a fake one. Surprisingly enough, everyone takes it at face value. I read that in a book."

"[thinking] If I use females' true characteristics, they get scary. So I should do the opposite instead.
[to Ino]
Nice to meet you ... um, Ms. Beautiful.
[talking to Sakura] I like ugly girls like you." (I just loved this episode...lol)

Gensomaden Saiyuki
"If you're gonna talk about people behind their back, do it where they cant hear you."

"Even if I dont believe in God, I can believe in myself."

"With all due respect, all that I have believe in this world..is myself. Ever since the time I lost what was irreplaceable, that has never changed."

"If you want to become that close to the gods, then just drop dead."

"Nobody's forcing you along this journey. You should go where you want to."

Oh my... so much for that now... Got loads of them and I just cant bring them up all at once..haha..Anyway, what's yours? Any suggestion or something to share about these cool taglines would be highly appreciated..hehe *winks* :D

12 November, 2008

"Dancing Madnezz" x_x

Hey, this is not about me dancing...haha..Geez, I just wish I really do know how to do that...haha... I like dance...but dance just doesnt have the inclination for me.... haha... :P... I'm fond of watching movies where dancing is involved such as Step Up and the like... but I dont really envy those people who can dance so well since I know I can do some things which they cant..naks..hahaha.... Oh well, let me share this inspirational song that I really like a lot.. :D

*this may be an excuse for not having something more meaningful to post but...just let me be...hahaaha :D :P

Lee Ann Womack - "I Hope You Dance

I hope you dance - Lee Ann Womack

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat
But always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed
I hope you still feel small
When you stand by the ocean
Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens
Promise me you'll give faith a fighting chance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
I hope you dance

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Living might mean taking chances
But they're worth taking
Lovin' might be a mistake
But it's worth making
Don't let some hell bent heart
Leave you bitter
When you come close to selling out
Give the heavens above
More than just a passing glance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
(Time is a real and constant motion always)
I hope you dance
(Rolling us along)
I hope you dance
(Tell me who)
I hope you dance
(Wants to look back on their youth and wonder)
(Where those years have gone)

I hope you still feel small
When you stand by the ocean
Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens
Promise me you'll give faith a fighting chance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
I hope you dance
(Time is a real and constant motion always)
I hope you dance
(Rolling us along)
I hope you dance
(Tell me who)
(Wants to look back on their youth and wonder)
I hope you dance
(Where those years have gone)

(Tell me who)
I hope you dance
(Wants to look back on their youth and wonder)
(Where those years have gone)

*This song have versions from Carrie Underwood, Ronan Keiting and many more...But I like the original... :D

06 November, 2008

"Winning Women"

I dont know why but I actually liked this song upon hearing it that I listened to it a lot of times consecutively...hahaha... Aside from the fact that both of the girls looked hot especially with their astounding voices, it is as if this song is just one of the best collaborations I have ever heard or paid attention to. :D

I searched for this song/video after I discovered from a friend's blog a song from Rihanna entitled "Disturbia". I also like that song. heheehe... I am not actually a die-hard fan of Rihanna nor Nicole
Scherzinger (admittedly, they're both awesome especially Nicole... bloody sexy and talented) but I was curious of how this song turned out as I never heard the news of their collaboration..hahaaha.. As if I really do care a lot..heehee... Anyway, let me just share this hot yet cool song from Rihanna and Nicole Scherzinger entitled "Winning Women".

"Gonna win it no limit, strong women we are.

All, all, all a girl want, wants.
All a girl need, needs.
Its just all those, simple things like to be cared for.
Just to have him, be there for.
All that matters, it’s those sweet things.
That’s all a girl really wants.

Where them girls at. (Girls at).
That like to be in charge.
When the heat get too hot, they just keep turnin’ it up.
Never let ‘em see see, that you sweat, gotta go hard.
Where those winning women thats really willin to take it off!
Where them girls at. (Girls at).
That like to be in charge.
When the heat gets too hot, just keep turnin’ it up.
Never let ‘em see see, that you sweat, gotta go hard.
Where those winning women thats really willin to take it off!"

Note: In this video, I observed that Rihanna looked "small" with the presence of Nicole. It's as if she's a bit aloof or uncomfortable. On the other hand, Nicole appeared to be so confident. And I could see from her some features of "Angel Locsin"..not sure but Angel Locsin kept on appearing on my thoughts while watching this video. They have a bit of resemblance. What you think?...lol

03 November, 2008

Ironman vs. Spiderman ^_^

And the winner is... oops!..hahaha... :D (did they lived happily ever after? lol) :D

I watched "Tropic Thunder" and just before the "real" movie started, this awesome trailer of a hilarious and controversial movie was featured first. It stars one of Tropic Thunder's main cast, "Kirk Lazarus" (Robert Downey, Jr.) as a pastor named Father O'Malley, the shamed priest who committed the ultimate sin. He was "paired" with Tobey Maguire (as himself). lol :D

"Forgive me Father, for I have sinned."

The Australian "five-time Oscar winner" Kirk Lazarus had this movie entitled "Satan's Alley" depicting two monks having an impassioned affair.

"He has sinned the sin that dare not speak its name."

Actually, this movie is not a real movie for us movie buffs to be excited with. Only a part of the Tropic Thunder movie since the lead actors there such as Ben Stiller "Tugg Speedman", Jack Black (Jeff "Fatty" Portnoy) and Robert Downey, Jr. as "Kirk Lazarus" portrayed the roles of "famous" actors; thus, the promotion of such movie. But rumor has it, the soon enough, this "movie" would be developed into a real movie that we could watch with great enthusiasm.

Tropic Thunder also stars Matthew McConaughey and Tom Cruise. hahaaha..Geez, I didnt recognized Tom Cruise at first glance! haha..He depicted a funny and pathetic character. lol :P

I was so intrigued of this "Satan's Alley" movie and wished that someday soon it would come out of the theaters! Imagine "Ironman" and "Spiderman" having an affair! wahahaah! Oh my, just look at how seductive Tobey M. and how gay Robert D. are in this "movie trailer":

And here is the trailer for Tropic Thunder. Hope you get to watch this movie as it will truly leave you breathless with laughter. :D

02 November, 2008

"Love Is An Absolute Madnezz" x_x

"Truth hurts?" :D

This post is only intended for those who understand the language. I am not in mood to transfer it to English so sorry for those who cant relate...heheehe... :D

I got this post from a "friendster bulletin" and it actually hit me. Now I know...hahaha.. When it comes to the issues regarding love, things arent really that hard to comprehend. It's just that we have this mindset that whatever we think or feel about "love", nothing may seem to be wrong or "just mind your own business". Until one day we woke up and realized that we have been fooled. Not by somebody that we chose to love, but merely by our own stupid judgments, thoughts and emotions. "It's all in the mind. That's why the brain is located above our heart. Because no matter how strong we feel towards a particular person, still, we just cant stop our thoughts from interfering. For me, our thoughts or the power of the mind is just so strong it can even break the spell of love... :D :P ;)

"It's ok to fall, just as long as you know how and when to get up and pull yourself out of the pit."

1. 'Kung hindi mo mahal ang isang tao, wag ka nang magpakita ng motibo para mahalin ka nya..'

2. 'Huwag mong bitawan ang bagay na hindi mo kayang makitang hawak ng iba.'

3. 'Huwag mong hawakan kung alam mong bibitawan mo lang.'

4. 'Huwag na huwag ka hahawak kapag alam mong may hawak ka na.'

5. 'Parang elevator lang yan eh, bakit mo pagsisiksikan ung sarili mo kung walang pwesto para sayo. Eh meron naman hagdan, ayaw mo lang pansinin.'

6. 'Kung maghihintay ka nang lalandi sayo, walang mangyayari sa buhay mo.. Dapat lumandi ka din.'

7. 'Pag may mahal ka at ayaw sayo, hayaan mo. Malay mo sa mga susunod na araw ayaw mo na din sa kanya, naunahan ka lang.'

8. 'Hiwalayan na kung di ka na masaya. Walang gamot sa tanga kundi pagkukusa.'

9. 'Pag hindi ka mahal ng mahal mo wag ka magreklamo. Kasi may mga tao rin na di mo mahal pero mahal ka.. Kaya quits lang.'

10. 'Kung dalawa ang mahal mo, piliin mo yung pangalawa. Kasi hindi ka naman magmamahal ng iba kung mahal mo talaga yung una.'

11. 'Hindi porke't madalas mong ka-chat, kausap sa telepono, kasama sa mga lakad o ka-text ng wantusawa eh may gusto sayo at magkakatuluyan kayo. Meron lang talagang mga taong sadyang friendly, sweet, flirt, malandi, pa-fall o paasa.'

12. 'Huwag magmadali sa babae o lalaki. Tatlo, lima , sampung taon, mag-iiba ang pamantayan mo at maiisip mong hindi pala tamang pumili ng kapareha dahil lang maganda o nakakalibog ito. Totong mas mahalaga ang kalooban ng tao higit sa anuman. Sa paglipas ng panahon, maging ang mga crush ng bayan nagmumukha ding pandesal, maniwala ka.'

13. 'Minsan kahit ikaw ang nakaschedule, kailangan mo pa rin maghintay, kasi hindi ikaw ang priority.'

14. 'Mahirap pumapel sa buhay ng tao. Lalo na kung hindi ikaw yung bida sa script na pinili nya.'

15. 'Alam mo ba kung gaano kalayo ang pagitan ng dalawang tao pag nagtalikuran na sila? Kailangan mong libutin ang buong mundo para lang makaharap ulit ang taong tinalikuran mo.'

16. 'Mas mabuting mabigo sa paggawa ng isang bagay kesa magtagumpay sa paggawa ng wala'

17. 'Hindi lahat ng kaya mong intindihin ay katotohan, at hindi lahat ng hindi mo kayang intindihin ay kasinungalingan'

18. 'Kung nagmahal ka ng taong di dapat at nasaktan ka, wag mong sisihin ang puso mo. Tumitibok lng yan para mag-supply ng dugo sa katawan mo. Ngayon, kung magaling ka sa anatomy at ang sisisihin mo naman ay ang hypothalamus mo na kumokontrol ng emotions mo, mali ka pa rin! Bakit? Utang na loob! Wag mong isisi sa body organs mo ang mga sama ng loob mo sa buhay! Tandaan mo: magiging masaya ka lang kung matututo kang tanggapin na hindi ang puso, utak, atay o bituka mo ang may kasalanan sa lahat ng nangyari sayo, kundi IKAW mismo!'

19. 'Pakawalan mo yung mga bagay na nakakasakit sa iyo kahit na pinasasaya ka nito. Wag mong hintayin ang araw na sakit na lang ang nararamdaman mo at iniwan ka na ng kasiyahan mo.'

20. 'Gamitin ang puso para alagaan ang mga taong malalapit sa iyo. Gamitin ang utak para alagaan ang sarili mo.'

21. 'Ang pag-ibig parang imburnal...nakakatakot mahulog...at kapag nahulog ka, it's either by accident or talagang tanga ka..'

Makes sense, db?..hehe..tama naman... kaya sana magsilbi ang mga itu na pambukas ng mga puso't isip ninyo..heheehe.. :D

These quotes are actually from Bob Ong (Roberto Ong's pseudonym). He is a Filipino contemporary author known for using conversational Filipino to create humorous and reflective depictions of life as a Filipino.

I have read some of his funny yet full of truth and reality books. And upon discovering these quotes, I made a further research of his other famous quotes or those that came from his books. Here are my faves:

“Ayokong nasasanay sa mga bagay na pwede namang wala sa buhay ko.”

“Hinahanap mo nga ba ako o ang kawalan ko?”

“Nalaman kong hindi final exam ang passing rate ng buhay. Hindi ito multiple choice, identification, true or false, enumeration or fill-in-the-blanks na sinasagutan kundi essay na isinusulat araw-araw. Huhusgahan ito hindi base sa kung tama o mali ang sagot, kundi base sa kung may kabuluhan ang mga isinulat o wala. Allowed ang erasures.”

”Mag-aral maigi; Kung titigil ka sa pag-aaral, manghihinayang ka sa pagtanda mo dahil hindi mo naranasan ang kakaibang ligayang dulot ng mga araw na walang pasok o suspendido ang klase o absent ang teacher.”

“iba ang informal gramar sa mali!!!”

“Masama akong tao, tulad mo, sa parehong paraan na mabuti kang tao, tulad ko.”

“Hikayatin mo lahat ng kakilala mo na magkaroon kahit isa man lang paboritong libro sa buong buhay nila..dahil walang mas nakakaawa pa sa mga taong literado pero hindi nagbabasa.“

“Para san ba ang cellphone na may camera? Kung kailangan sa buhay un, dapat matagal na kong patay.”

“Iba ang walang ginagawa sa gumagawa ng wala”

“Hindi lungkot o takot ang mahirap sa pag-iisa kundi ang pagtanggap na sa bilyon-bilyong tao sa mundo, wala man lang nakipaglaban upang makasama ka.”

“bakit ba ayaw matulog ng mga bata sa tanghali, alam ba nilang pag natuto silang umibig e hindi na sila makakatulog kahit gusto nila?"

“Kapag pinag-aagawan ka malamang maganda o gwapo ka. Sumama ka sa mabuti, hindi sa mabait. Sa marunong hindi sa matalino. Sa mahal ka, hindi sa gusto ka.”

“Iba ang tinititigan sa tinitingnan. Ang tinititigan, sa isang bahagi lang nakatingin. Ang tinitingnan buong bahagi ang sinusuri. Iba rin ang iniintindi sa inuunawa. Ang iniintindi, pinipilit sa isipan. Ang inuunawa alam kung bakit dapat ipilit sa isipan. Kung kaya dapat: Tinitingnan ang mga bagay para maunawaan
at hindi titigan lang at intindihin.."

Kailangan mo rin pala ng lakas ng loob para sabihin mong mahina ka.”

01 November, 2008

"exQUIZZme...Madnezz is Thinking"... x_x

Boredom strikes again and so does the power of motivation leaving me behind. I'm really not in mood to do something more meaningful than just to explore various cool, fun and interesting websites that could somehow drown the boredom that's almost eating me up. I know there are lots of things that I can do to make my life more meaningful...hahaaha...but I just cant force myself to do so unless badly needed...hehe... :D

While browsing through different websites including blogs and the like, I thought of finding some fun trivia or quizzes that could somehow leave me wondering and even challenge myself to think for the answers. Now that's a more meaningful thing to do which is alo enjoybale and fun in nature. ;)

I came across this blog quiz that offers a lot of interesting questions for its readers to answer. Now here are the questions (which made me say: "Oh, Now I know..." and triggered me to do some further research) with their corresponding answers which really had awaken my senses. Hope you'll learn something too. ;)

1. What is that building with the name being shared by Rome and Paris?

>>> Pantheon (Pantheon,Rome --
Panthéon, Paris)

2. Name this unusual building, its architect and the company for which it was designed.

>>> The Robot Building, Bangkok, Thailand. Designed for the Bank of Asia by Sumet Jumsai.

3. Except the fact they were famous musicians, what else B. Jones, J. Hendrix, J. Joplin, J. Morrison i C. Cobain had in common ?

>>> They all died at the age of 27.

What's the name of a syndrom causing psychical disorders as a consequence of intensive art experience ?

Stendhal Syndrome
It is a psychosomatic illness that causes rapid heartbeat, dizziness, confusion and even hallucinations when an individual is exposed to art, usually when the art is particularly ‘beautiful’ or a large amount of art is in a single place.)

In expensive car commercials, the registration plate of the car usually contains letters W, M, T, A, O, I, H and the numbers 1, 0 and 8. Why ?

>>> These letters/numbers have the same mirror image. So the companies can use the same commercial for left-hand drive/right hand drive models of the cars just by mirroring the video.

6. Morse Code consists of combinations of dots and dashes representing the letters of the alphabet and numerals. Which code consists only of dots ?

Braille (
a method that is widely used by blind people to read and write. Braille was devised in 1821 by Louis Braille.)

7. What is this kind of depression called or the place to where this depression can be found?

The Racetrack Playa of Death Valley located in the northern part of the Panamint Mountains in Death Valley National Park, California, U.S.A.It is famous for 'sailing stones', rocks that mysteriously move across its surface. (The rocks are moving to form a track but nobody could actually tell how but a video appeared to show how they are formed.

8. What was unusual about the shoes before the 19th century ?

There was no difference between the left shoe and the right shoe

9. The Colosseum received its name not for its size, but for a colossal statue of who that stood close by?


10. Which part of human body inspired Gustave Eiffel to build his famous tower ?

The femur

11. This building, in an ancient city, is nearly one century old. It stays looking new because it gets a new surface every year. Name the building, the city, and the rather odd ornaments that top each of the three spires.

The building is the Great Mosque in Djenne, Mali. Each spire is topped with an ostrich egg to symbolize fertility and purity. Each spring, the local people replaster the outside so it stays looking new.

12. Which fictional character in book and films was named after a real-life US

>>> James Bond

13. What does
Steven Spielberg try to include in every film he makes, claiming it is for luck?

The scene with a shooting star.

14. What is the only country in the world where the private telephones and cars are forbidden ?

>>> North Korea

15. What do Colombia, Bolivia, Saudi Arabia, Philippines and China have in common ?

>>> They are all named after someone (Colombia - Christopher Columbus, Bolivia - Simón Bolívar, S. Arabia - house of Saud, Philippines - Prince Philip II of Spain, China - Jin (Chin) dynasty.

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