23 November, 2009


I don't feel like blogging today.
see you later

21 November, 2009

Quote of the day

It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.

19 November, 2009

"Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven"

I really like this photo.
Is the child imitating the older guy or vice versa?

Happiness Follows

Once there was an old alley cat walking down the street looking for
his supper. As he walked along he came upon a beautiful young cat
who was running around in circles chasing her tail. Around and
around she went trying as hard as she could to catch her tail.

The old alley cat stopped and asked her, "What are you doing?"
The young cat slowed down and replied that she had been taught that joy,
happiness, success and luck were all in the tip of her tail.

"All that I have to do is catch the end of my tail, and I will have the happy life,
she said.

The old alley cat replied, "I've been around for a long time,
and I know that joy, happiness, success and luck are in the tip of my
tail; but, you know if I don't chase it and work my very hardest and
don't worry about it, the happy life follows me wherever I go. My tail
follows me everywhere, so I don't need to chase it."

Happiness isn't a place, a time, or a possession. You have to make it happen.
The ways to make it happen is to stop worrying about everything and just
go about your business, and do your very best.

Then, if you really work hard, your happiness will follow you just like the alley cat's tail.


this blood is mine, and i did the experience myself in college.

(total population = 2,261,025,244)
O+ 36.44%
A+ 28.27%
B+ 20.59%
AB+ 5.06%
O- 4.33%
A- 3.52%
B- 1.39%
AB- 0.45%

Red blood cell compatibility
Blood group AB individuals have both A and B antigens on the surface of their RBCs, and their blood serum does not contain any antibodies against either A or B antigen. Therefore, an individual with type AB blood can receive blood from any group (with AB being preferable), but can donate blood only to another type AB individual.
Blood group A individuals have the A antigen on the surface of their RBCs, and blood serum containing IgM antibodies against the B antigen. Therefore, a group A individual can receive blood only from individuals of groups A or O (with A being preferable), and can donate blood to individuals with type A or AB.
Blood group B individuals have the B antigen on the surface of their RBCs, and blood serum containing IgM antibodies against the A antigen. Therefore, a group B individual can receive blood only from individuals of groups B or O (with B being preferable), and can donate blood to individuals with type B or AB.
Blood group O (or blood group zero in some countries) individuals do not have either A or B antigens on the surface of their RBCs, but their blood serum contains IgM anti-A antibodies and anti-B antibodies against the A and B blood group antigens. Therefore, a group O individual can receive blood only from a group O individual, but can donate blood to individuals of any ABO blood group (ie A, B, O or AB). If anyone needs a blood transfusion in a dire emergency, and if the time taken to process the recipient's blood would cause a detrimental delay, O Negative blood can be issued.

Tribeca Film Festival, NYC, April 25-May 6, 2007
Purple Violets
100 minutes
Written and Directed by Edward Burns
Starring Selma Blair, Patrick Wilson, Debra Messing, and Edward Burns
From U.S.A.

By Mary Lyn Maiscott

“Pulp and popcorn and the same old crap.” This is Brian Callahan (Patrick Wilson), author of several popular detective novels and one unpopular “literary” novel, talking about what people seem to want from writers and other artists. Fortunately, those things are not what Edward Burns gives us (well, maybe a little of the popcorn) in his lovely new film, Purple Violets. Burns has taken the LIRR from Brothers-McMullen Long Island to Woody-Allen Manhattan, a land of cozy Soho restaurants, charming Village streets, and expensive big lofts, with the occasional foray into the Hamptons. (As in Allen’s films, you never believe anyone has financial concerns, even when he or she is supposed to.)

Patti Petalson (flower theme?), played by Selma Blair, has writer’s block, a lousy boss (in a real estate office), and a lousy marriage. But her luck changes when Brian, her college love, drops into one of those nice restaurants—kind of an ex-boyfriend ex machina—where she’s dining with her best friend, Kate (an acerbic Debra Messing). Of course, Patti has that pesky husband, the British Chazz (Donal Logue, who’s not afraid to be odious), and Brian has a girlfriend (Elizabeth Reaser)—even though she, a much younger indie-label A&R person, thinks he’s hopelessly square. He also has to explain to her that The Great Gatsby isn’t a band, but Burns has the confidence and knowingness not to hit us over the head with too many literary allusions just because two characters are writers (unlike the publishing-world movie Suburban Girl, and oh yeah, Patti, like that other movie’s female lead, reads while walking, but in her case it’s only from the bus stop to the door). Rounding out the main foursome is Burns himself, nicely portraying “the Murph,” Brian’s lawyer and best friend and Kate’s former beau, whom she has never forgiven for an indiscretion during those often-referred-to college days.

Blair has the right touch for Patti; she’s darkly beautiful but in a low-key, contained, slightly mysterious way (and I’m hereby bestowing on her the first Frances-McDormand-in-Laurel-Canyon-Small-Breasts-Are-Sexy Award). When Brian says that Patti is more talented than he is, we believe him, because she seems to have more reserves within her than he does (this could partly be due to Wilson’s all-American, Pat Boone looks, very effective in Little Children). Messing’s bitter, funny Kate is a good foil for her, as is Burns’s urban-good-ole-boy Murphy, who stalks Kate into letting him apologize for that long-ago dalliance.

In the parlance of cliché, Patti needs to find herself, and that she’s able to do so in a way that does not invoke the same old crap, but instead is intelligent and even somehow restorative (to the audience, I mean), is a blessing. With Woody in London (director-wise), it’s good to have Ed Burns in New York.

Purple Violets

Fri., May 4, 11:30 AM, AMC Kips Bay-12, 570 Second Avenue (at 32nd Street)

Sat., May 5, 7:30 PM, AMC Kips Bay-14

Sun., May 6, 7:00 PM, AMC 34th Street-13, 312 34th Street (bet 8/9 Avenues)


Under The Influence
You Give Me Something
Wonderful World
The Pieces Don't Fit Anymore
One Last Chance
The Letter
Call The Police
This Boy
If The Rain Must Fall
How Come
The Last Goodbye
Better Man

18 November, 2009

Johnny Depp is People’s Sexiest Man Alive 2009

The rumor going into this thing was that Robert Pattinson was a lock, what with New Moon coming out and the general Twihard lunacy. But People Magazine went for maturity instead, and chose Johnny Depp, the actor who used to be a teen sensation, but grew up to be one of Hollywood’s greatest actors. No fears, though - Pattinson was chosen as one of the other “sexiest men” of the year.
It’s a list that also includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, Bradley Cooper, Robert Downey Jr., David Beckham, Nick “Personal Assistant” Cannon, the boys from Glee, Adam “Women Are Gross and Dirty” Lambert, and John Legend

17 November, 2009

the first note. friendships

Friendships are finite. Friends come and go, just like you move on to the next part of your life from time to time. You leave friends behind when you change school, or drop out, or graduate. You are alone when you come to a new country, or even when you move into another town. You meet new people and find new friends, just to lose them again when they or you move on.
Of course you promise to stay in touch, and you try. But in the end, you drift apart.
Nothing lasts. Nothing is given to you for ever.
Different friends travel with you through different parts of your life. Someday you will find someone to go with you for the rest of it. It may take a while, though.
Are all these goodbyes you said worth the pain you had saying them? Where's the sense in making friends just to lose them again?
Take care and make sure that you are strong enough to say goodbye to the next friend you find.