What you feel isn’t necessarily what the world is

A few scenes I saw in the streets this morning left me shaken and questioning. But then again I was reminded of that fantastic Hobbit playing second to Frodo.

And so I’m keeping it. Faith in humanity.

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Sam: I know. It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here. But we are. It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.
Frodo: What are we holding onto, Sam?
Sam: That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo… and it’s worth fighting for.

Source: http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0000142/quotes

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This video is a testament that all is not lost.

7 Deadly Sins According to Mahatma Gandhi by Stephen R. Covey

Came across this while I was doing a quick search. It’s really worth pondering on as I seem to notice so many people now, a handful of them are close friends, who seem to confuse many things or ideas between its virtue and its benefit, its result and its purpose. I could give a lengthy personal perspective regarding this but I guess Stephen R. Covey has already did a concise discussion on each. Click on the link below for the texts.

So, all I could say now is, Spot On!

Wealth Without Work

Pleasure Without Conscience

Knowledge Without Character

Commerce (Business) Without Morality (Ethics)

Science Without Humanity

Religion Without Sacrifice

Politics Without Principle

Link: 7 Deadly Sins

The Empire Strikes Walt

Last October 30, Robert Melanson of Engadget reports that Disney has bought LucasFilms for a fraction over four billion dollars and also indicated that Disney plans on releasing new installations to the Star Wars saga.

And delight has eluded me.

Don’t get me wrong here. I’ve been salivating for the longest on the next Star Wars film. And Disney is a great company. It’s just that I don’t think it’s the right mix. Disney has established itself well to make its approach a clear signature. Most of us can easily recognize a Disney film and the way George Lucas has breathe life to the Star Wars saga with his genius and unique approach, I think it to be a safe assumption that they are not entirely meant for each other.

It’s a chop suey of emotions that stir in my guts. I’m both excited and dreadful of how the new Star Wars film will end up. It’s just like watching the Death Star approach – despite knowing it’s doom that’s coming, you just can’t help but stare in awe.

Below is a video ad posted on Youtube that well looks like a commentary or parody you name it, regarding this news:

A fan-made video of a Tie Fighter and X Fighter battle, two popular space crafts seen in the Star Wars saga:

Link to the Engadget post: http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/30/disney-acquires-lucasfilm-for-4-05-billion-plans-more-star-war/

[Weekend FSS] Noel Cabangon’s Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko

I woke up very late today and I was half expecting to hear the holiday tunes since it’s almost six weeks before Christmas. Instead, the first notes that caught my ears was Noel Cabangon’s Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko. To make it worse, my father was humming it and then a flood of scenes came to me as he often uses it to tease my mother. So I guess that was a clear indicator I was bound to have it playing in my head for the rest of the day, or even two as First Song Syndrome (FSS) usually lasts up to two days for me.

Well anyway, the song is a true classic. Having it stuck in my head I guess is an indicator, too that age is catching up with me.

Flash mob with the Big Bang!

Ok, ok. Oppa Gangnam style is the current hit and Call Me Maybe is so yesterday. But when four geniuses and a hot blond do it, it’s a sure-fire formula to be a hit.

That’s what happens when the cast and crew of my favorite TV series, The Big Bang Theory, scatters to the floor and all together shake their buns to Carley Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe. In just three days from it was uploaded on Youtube, it reached over five million billions. Now that’s really something especially when the consciousness of the general public is still up in the clouds of the Gangnam heaven.

And dear Shelly simply nailed it with his signature Bazinga statement right at the end.

This is couch love.

 

 

Bioman Theme Translation (Warning: May contain offensive lines)

Humor is subjective. Intent is hard to prove. It pays to always to give the benefit of the doubt.

I find this video very funny and I bet you will try to sing along yourself. Other people might get offended. So, here I state clearly: it’s just to poke at a serious, crazy life. Kudos to those who exerted effort just to make this. Either they’re so bored or a borderline genius. Had a really good, jaw-aching, tummy-quashing laugh.

Humor is subjective. Intent is hard to prove. It pays also to get a life of your own instead of nosing in on others.

Tee hee hee.

Join: Haribon Foundation’s Million Hectare Challenge 2012

I’m sure, if only the Ents* were still here, they will join Haribon Foundation’s Million Hectare Challenge 2012.

To raise awareness and funding to promote Rainforestation through the use of trees endemic to the Philippines, aiming to restore a million hectare by 2020, the Haribon Foundation is staging Million Hectare Challenge 2012 this November 25, 2012 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. This year’s theme is I Care.  I Nature.  I Shape the Future.

Join and support the foundation as it aims to nurture 4,000 trees planted in 2010 by gathering 4,000 participants.

Visit Haribon’s site to join.

http://www.haribon.org.ph/index.php/million-hectare-challenge

*Ents, or the Tree-hearders, are tree-like characters in the Lord of the Rings saga.