Friday, July 28, 2006

dota


I'm a DOTA fanatic. It's one of those things i do to be relieved of stress. This strategic game lets you control a single hero compared to the conventional style of the original warcraft game which lets you micro manage. Simple as it may seem, it's actually more complex than you think! After choosing a hero, you have to earn gold by killing creeps or another hero to buy an item...then combine items to produce another complicated item, which has it's own ability.

One of my fave heroes would be Lycanthrope. (i'm more of a strength hero user) He's a killer and could be very very annoying at start game. Just give me 3 bracers & i'm on for a kill exactly at level 6. hehe. Just add stats to wolves & feral heart then you're ready to go. Next item i save up for is S&Y. By that time, your wolves & feral heart should be already at lvl4. Lemme tell you the importance of lvl4 wolves cuz some players don't even upgrade this ability. If i was to have the same lane as bane, i'd buy tele or euls...easy escape. But if he has lvl4 wolves with bash & crit, now that's a different story. Of course we know that tele is cancelled when bashed, so... 2 wolves would give u a 30% chance of bash & with 2 wolves attacking while a hero is teleporting is a goner. haha. Even with euls, with wolves doin' permastun, u won't get far enough. I'd say the only chance you have of escaping would be owning a dagger of escape in which btw, costs hell of a lot. (you'd be so poor from dying numerous times. haha). Generally, he owns big time. Once he gets tarasque, game's already a GG... for ME that is.. hehe.

I can generally use any hero except Techies. dunno. haven't even tried this hero.hehe. I find him to be cheap cuz of his bombs.

If any of you guys out there play dota, jst msg me or add me up in your ym. id is tom91378. just make sure your frozenthrone version is up-to-date & have hamachi installed.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

married the right person?

not sure if u made the right decision? then this one's for you....

The Right Person?
During one of our seminars, a woman asked a common question. She said, "How do I know if I married the right person?"
I noticed that there was a large man sitting next to her so I said, "It depends. Is that your husband?" In all seriousness, she answered "How do you know?" Let me answer this question because the chances are good that it's weighing on your mind. Here's the answer.

EVERY relationship has a cycle. In the beginning, you fell in love with your spouse. You anticipated their call, wanted their touch, and liked their idiosyncrasies.

Falling in love with your spouse wasn't hard. In fact, it was a completely natural and spontaneous experience. You didn't have to DO anything. That's why it's called "falling" in love... because it's happening TO YOU.

People in love sometimes say, "I was swept of my feet." Think about the imagery of that __expression. It implies that you were just standing there; doing nothing, and then something came along and happened TO YOU.

Falling is love is easy. It's a passive and spontaneous experience.

But after a few years of marriage, the euphoria of love fades. It's the natural cycle of EVERY relationship. Slowly but surely, phone calls become a bother (if they come at all), touch is not always welcome (when it happens), and your spouse's idiosyncrasies, instead of being cute, drive you nuts.

The symptoms of this stage vary with every relationship, but if you think about your marriage, you will notice a dramatic difference between the initial stage when you were in love and a much duller or even angry subsequent stage.

At this point, you and/or your spouse might start asking, "Did I marry the right person?" And as you and your spouse reflect on the euphoria of the love you once had, you may begin to desire that experience with someone else. This is when marriages breakdown. People blame their spouse for their unhappiness and look outside their marriage for fulfillment.

Extramarital fulfillment comes in all shapes and sizes. Infidelity is the most obvious. But sometimes people turn to work, church, a hobby, a friendship, excessive TV, or abusive substances.

But the answer to this dilemma does NOT lie outside your marriage. It lies within it. I'm not saying that you couldn't fall in love with someone else. You could. And TEMPORARILY you'd feel better. But you'd be in the same situation a few years later. Because (listen carefully to this):

THE KEY TO SUCCEEDING IN MARRIAGE IS NOT FINDING THE RIGHT PERSON; IT'S LEARNING TO LOVE THE PERSON YOU FOUND.

SUSTAINING love is not a passive or spontaneous experience. It'll NEVER just happen to you. You can't "find" LASTING love. You have to "make" it day in and day out. That's why we have the __expression "the labor of love." Because it takes time, effort, and energy. And most importantly, it takes WISDOM. You have to know WHAT TO DO to make your marriage work.

Make no mistake about it. Love is NOT a mystery. There are specific things you can do (with or without your spouse) to succeed with your marriage.

Just as there are physical laws of the universe (such as gravity), there are also laws for relationships. Just as the right diet and exercise program makes you physically stronger, certain habits in your relationship WILL make your marriage stronger. It's a direct cause and effect. If you know and apply the laws, the results are predictable... you can "make" love.

Love in marriage is indeed a "decision"... not just a feeling.

Monday, July 24, 2006

my southpark pic


this is me... cool huh? hehe

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Friday, July 21, 2006

marked cards



"...it is so important to let certain things go. To release them. To cut loose. People need to understand that no one is playing with marked cards; sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. Don't expect to get anything back, don't expect recognition for your efforts, don't expect your genius to be discovered or your love to be understood. Complete the circle. Not out of pride, inability or arrogance, but simply because whatever it is no longer fits in your life. Close the door, change the record, clear the house, get rid of the dust. Stop being who you were and become who you are." - the Zahir - Paulo Coelho

Sunday, July 16, 2006

bedazzled


Can't seem to stop sneezing...*sniff*. Started early this evening after drinking 2 bottles of san mig light. Got drunk after 4 bottles., how embarassing. Can't believe how poor my tolerance is with alcohol..., well, considering my built. hehe. Been at an old friends' house who celebrated the 1st bday of his baby boy. Haven't seen this guy in years! Surprising to know that my team mate and him are good college buddies. Yep, it's a small world indeed.
I used to know this guy to be a womanizer. A cheat. A liar. A scoundrel. He literally had 4 girlfriends at the same time (or so he claims)... that is before he became a changed man (or so he claims to be again). How the heck in the world was he able to manage it?!? unbelievable. Perhaps, his "girlfriends" were too naive or too innocent to notice that they were being deceived....or maybe, they actually knew of his special someone, yet still tryst. I can't seem to figure out how & why females fell for his act. Tsk tsk.. common sense. ....or could be that guy is just too good? either way, it's a case to case basis. Setting things aside, shouldn't your conscience be enough to tell you not to do these acts of infidelities? Are they not afraid? does the word "Karma" ring a bell? Even an atheist or an uneducated person can say it's wrong. What's more even astonishing is the fact that this is not a rare case. I happen to be friends with a number of people who does this sort of "acts". No point in arguing. They're too old to know what's right and wrong. No one can change a person. Change should come only from oneself.
Men, in nature, are said to be polygamous. Total bull. I'd say both men & women are equal. Don't ask, i can't explain why. I just know. It's not a matter of how you're brought up to be or who your friends are., not even genetics. I'm entitled to my own better judgement. Don't mind me, i'm talking nonsense & just blabbering. I'm tired, drunk and cold...but not sleepy...i wonder why.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

quarter-life crisis


Being Twenty-Something...

Being Twenty-Something (This puts it all into words perfectly.) They call it the "Quarter-life Crisis." It is when you stop going along with the crowd and start realizing that there are a lot of things about yourself that you didn't know and may not like.

You start feeling insecure and wonder where you will be in a year or two, but then get scared because you barely know where you are now.

You start realizing that people are selfish and that,maybe, those friends that you thought you were so close to aren't exactly the greatest people you have ever met and the people you have lost touch with are some of the most important ones. What you do not realize is that they are realizing that too and are not really cold or catty or mean or insincere, but that they are as confused as you.

You look at your job. It is not even close to what you thought you would be doing or maybe you are looking for one and realizing that you are going to have to start at the bottom and are scared.

You miss the comforts of college, of groups, of socializing with the same people on a constant basis.But then you realize that maybe they weren't so great after all.

You are beginning to understand yourself and what you want and do not want. Your opinions have gotten stronger. You see what others are doing and find yourself judging a bit more than usual because suddenly you realize that you have certain boundaries in your life and add things to your list of what is acceptable and what is not.

You are insecure and then secure. You laugh and cry with the greatest force of your life. You feel alone and scared and confused. Suddenly change is the enemy and you try and cling on to the past with dear life but soon realize that the past is drifting further and further away and there is nothing to do but stay whereyou are or move forward.

You get your heart broken and wonder how someone you loved could do such damage to you or you lay in bed and wonder why you can't meet anyone decent enough to get to know better.

You love someone but maybe love someone else too and cannot figure out why you are doing this because you are not a bad person. One night stands and random hook ups start to look cheap and getting wasted and acting like an idiot starts to look pathetic.

You go through the same emotions and questions over and over and talk with your friends about the sametopics because you cannot seem to make a decision.

You worry about loans and money and the future and making a life for yourself and while winning the race would be great, right now you'd just like to be a contender!

What you may not realize is that everyone reading this relates to it. We are in our best of times and our worst of times, trying as hard as we can to figure this whole thing out.

--- got it from an email....


Wednesday, July 05, 2006

superman @ imax




At 20 x 29 meters, the IMAX screen is the biggest in the Philippines. It's high as an 8-storey building and the theatre can accomodate 500+ people. Also, the screen is wide enough to cover the entire field of a person’s view, even his peripheral vision. Sound quality is superb. You can clearly hear every crisp detail, wether it be coming from the side, back or front. It'll blow you away, literally.

Watched the movie with Tina which was supposed to have started at 12am monday. For some technical difficulties, it started around 1am. It's funny how people wait in line just to see "superman returns" in IMAX. The moment you stepped into the premises of imax, you'll see people actually sleeping on the floor! Place looks like a relief center. People waiting in line just to get their share of donations. hahaha. Even celebrities! Tina tried desperately to get a picture of this guy sleeping at the floor wearing his superman shirt. Really funny!

At 1am, everyone was getting inside the theatre. As what my friend told me, our tickets were the best seats in the house (thanks Reg). Like any other theatre, it started with previews of upcoming movies...but quite different. They were in 3d. asteg talaga. If you have tried the '4d' theatre in enchanted kingdom, it's the same experience, but this one is way way much better. Mind blowing visual & sounds.

'Superman Returns" was the best superman ever. Of course, with the latest movie technology bein' used., how could it not be? haha. Storyline was kinda simple, hero rescues damsel in distress, yet execution was great.

Movie finished around 4am, with some technical difficulties (again) at the last part. Last thing we need to bear was hailing a cab. It was exhausting. Had to take a long walk up to Casino Filipino just to hail one. I could tell how sleepy Tina was, even have work at the same day.

Overall, twas a great day. really great.


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