January 29, 2009

inspired


So it's true -- that it feels good to be inspired again after feeling kind of unpleasant for quite a long time.

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August 11, 2008

Why I Love Mariah Carey


I have been browsing the Net lately and have seen a lot of negative comments for Mariah Carey about how she dresses, how she can't sing the way she used to, and her marriage with Nickelodeon host Nick Cannon.

Even though, I still like this sensational singer and I think she's the best out there. Therefore, I would emphasize on this blog entry the things I love about Mariah Carey.

First, she's a very flexible singer. She can go from ballad to pop to RnB and could even rap. Her famous songs which include the titles, Hero, Fantasy, Vision of Love, Honey, Breakdown, One Sweet Day, We Belong Together, It's Like That, and Touch My Body are not from the same genre.

Remember the lines "And if she's got your head all messed up now that's the trickery. She'll wanna have like you know how this lovin' used to be. I bet she can't do like me. She'll never be MC." from Don't Forget About Us? That's surprisingly a rapping Mariah.

Second, her songs are timeless. Have you just recently heard Always Be My Baby on the radio or played by your neighbor? Do you still find yourself enjoying it? That's my point exactly. In case you do not know, that song topped the US charts way back 1996. That's 12 years ago.

Third, she's not boring. She comes up with a new single, tops the charts, then releases a remix which you seem to enjoy as much as the original.

Fourth, she comes up with a new material every now and then. With every new album, she's amazing and even though she's very successful already, she still composes new songs and is very eager to promote her albums as if she badly needs money.

Fifth, she's a great composer. Most of her songs have these intellectual verses on them. Songs like Heartbreaker, Cruise Control, For The Record, Breakdown, Dreamlover, Side Effects, Whenever You Call, and others are proof of her versatility and wit.

Lastly, she's a great performer. I know, I know some of her performances are not that good, but still, most are great and I have included some links of these live performances -- I Still Believe+FlyLike A Bird, I'll Be Lovin You Long Time, Vision of Love, and Heartbreaker.

MC had her share of good and bad performances, shameful mistakes, and successes and struggles. Despite that, a lot of people love her that's why she has this record of 18 number 1 singles. She may not sing like how she used to 20 or so years ago but she still is amazing. Plus, who else could hit that whistle note beautifully? Simply the best.

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July 15, 2008

Guys, What Turns You Off?


You see, when you are a guy and you see a girl, you normally look at the face then the body (or the other way around). Guys tend to be easily attracted to ladies who are good-looking and confident. But here, we would discuss what turns a guy off.

I learned that no matter how attracted they are to a certain woman, like how pretty she is or how voluptuous she is, if they see something wrong with her, they might think twice on striking a conversation, asking for your number, or pursuing a friendship.

Moving on, I asked my friends the question "What turns them off and why?" and here are their answers and comments:

1. Bad breath
Otherwise called as foul breath, Halitosis, breath odor, or oral malodor; bad breath could be a very serious problem hygienically. Whatever you call it, it doesn't change the fact that it's the top major turn off according to these guys.

  • "That's what I hate the most. It's like she has a very poor hygiene. If she can't make her breath smell fresh or odor less, then what about the other parts of her body?" --Ricky
  • "Even if she's really pretty but she has bad breath, that would make me want to turn my head and look at something else, something else but her." --Austin
  • "If she has a bad breath, then I won't talk to her face-to-face. I would feel really awkward talking to her." --Macky

2. Jologs
Jolog or Jologs as defined in the Urban Dictionary is a term for someone who is tacky, but implied in a more negative tone and often referred to people who belong to the lower class of society. Generally, someone who acts like an uneducated person, is unfashionable, vulgar, wannabe, or rude can be classified as a Jologs or Jologs.

  • "If she's jologs, she probably would make my head ache. And for sure we won't get along well with each other." -IC
  • "I don't want a cheap-looking and tactless woman." --Teddy

3. Dark, hairy armpit
This is one of the major problems that not only some teenage girls but also other women have. Dark armpits may be result of shaving, plucking, or usage of wrong deodorant. Thank god we have laser hair removal, whitening creams, and other natural ways to whiten underarms. As for the hair, you can work on that, can't you?

  • "Hair on armpit is a total turn off. It's disguting." --Georwin
  • "It looks really, really dirty. Gross." --Jay

4. Unfashionable
This is very vague. First off, we really don't know the definition of fashionable in the guys' sense. Plus the fact that guys' preferences are different. While some like women who dress simple, some, on the other hand, like girls who dress extravagantly.

  • "I don't like women who don't know how to dress up. She should know how and what to wear depending on the occasion." --Lep

5. Yellow teeth
Having yellow teeth might be because of your genes, the food and liquid you eat like some fruits or coffee, or a bad habit like smoking.

  • "If she has yellow teeth, then it's a turn off. I don't know. She should do something about it. If you have a very white complexion and your teeth are yellow, it's very obvious. Do something." --Peter

6. Untidy
Even us, ladies, like guys who are neat. Tidiness is something that could be a really good trait. If you look and smell clean, people would want to talk and come close to you.

  • A lady should be neat all over from hair to toenails. --Jaycee

7. Childish
Let's admit it. Most guys prefer classy, matured women. This is one of the reasons why some guys go for women older that them. Even if you are not old, it would be a big factor if you can act elegant and smart.

  • I don't like someone who acts childish. I definitely prefer someone who's more matured. --Megs

8. Ugly eyes
The eyes are one of the major components of our face. With our eyes, we could even express our feelings without saying anything. Some relationships start with eye contact. No wonder some guys go for women with beautiful eyes.

  • "I like ladies who possess beautiful, expressive eyes. It's what I look for before anything else. So if you have ugly eyes..." --Sonny

9. Insecurity
Self-esteem go hand-in-hand with confidence, however; if a certain lady is insecure with people around her, some guys jump into conclusion. Eventually he'll also think of her the way she thinks of herself and no guy would want a lady who doesn't feel beautiful when she's with him.

  • It’s a turn-off to guys particularly to me when girl starts to catch insecurity by means of their substantial exterior, for I’m certain a gentleman similar to me doesn’t just make their girl feel gorgeous but also magnificent. But still they tend to get insecure… TURN OFF! --Johnreich

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June 26, 2008

Couple of Emotions

It’s funny how things sometimes turn upside down and before you even realize it, the reason which you’ve been holding on for so long is now a nightmare that makes you tired and pointlessly running to nowhere whenever you sleep at night.

The moment that I knew it was not anymore worth it. I cried. I thought I could not move on. I thought I couldn’t live another day because the pain is killing me. I even wished I’d just die. But here I am now, not knowing where to go but still standing... standing under the rain.

It’s funny that everywhere I go, I see you. The places that I go to are places were we used to go. The food I eat I used to share with you. The movies I watch are those that we planned to watch together. I wonder if there will come a time wherein I’d go somewhere and it won’t remind me of you.

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June 18, 2008

pRO Wild Card 2008 Nomination Phase


Only yesterday that I was informed of this very good marketing strategy of Level Up! Games. This is regarding the Wild Card Nomination Phase for this coming Ragnarok World Championships 2008.

First and foremost, in case you don't know it yet, Ragnarok World Championships 2008 would be held in our country, the Philippines.

Back to the topic, thing is, the guild with the most number of votes for the Wild Card 2008 Nomination Phase all across pRO servers could choose a prize between a Sleipnir and a Brysingamen. These two items are not just ordinary equipments. These are like the Legendary Items of WoW (Sulfuras and Thunderfury). So to be able to have equipments like these just by being the guild with the highest number of votes through topping up game time (without going through all those grinding, quests, and stuff) is like trading Zeny or items for PhP. And this is just nomination phase.

You see, the Nomination Phase will determine the 10 guilds (top 10 for each server) that could participate the actual Wild Card Voting Phase. And all scores would be reset to zero. So if you are already sure that your guild’s included in the top 10, you can put your and your supporters’ money to rest and reserve everything for the Voting Phase. But... but if you want to acquire the God Item (Sleipnir or Brysingamen), then you should bomb the top-up page and make sure that your guild’s the number one on the list across all servers. That alone would mean much money.

Level Up! Games also did this last year but the God Items were for the guild with the highest number of votes per server. This year, like what I said earlier, it’s for the guild with the highest number of votes on all the servers. So instead of fewer rivals (guilds in your server), you would compete with all the guilds in pRO to be able to get that top spot.

On the brighter side, this is okay since the in-game economy and PvP won’t be that much affected for only one God Item would be released. I think the guild who would be receiving this God Item would be †Lord of Elementals† of Freya server since the Nomination Phase officially ended today, June 18 3PM. Upon checking the list just now, they have 22,699 votes/points. Next to them is Vanquish of Valkyrie server with 16,747 votes. I’m not sure of it is updated though.

If we were to compute how much †Lord of Elementals† supporters spent to be able to have 22,699 votes, we would assume that all the points were done by topping up P500 denomination load. P500 load converted either to game time or ROK Points is equal to just 60 votes. So divide 22,699 with 60 and you’ll get 378.32. How much is 378 pieces of P500 load? P189,000 and this is only from one guild. That’s a lot of money if you’d ask me but it’s their money after all not mine. Heheh.

Moving forward, to finish this post, I could say that the pRO Marketing Team (or whatever their department’s name is) is doing quite a good job considering that only few people are still playing pRO, they could still acquire that much money.

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June 14, 2008

Incredible Hulk


The timing of my newly made glasses is just right. Just saw this last night with my boyfriend. =) I won't talk much about this movie since I don't want to give spoilers and all. You just have to watch it.

It's loud and it's awesome. Definitely better than the 2003 Hulk. Plus Edward Norton is such a good actor.

My boyfriend also finds this movie good but he said Ironman's better. Well, I don't know. I can't decide which one's better than the other. Hahaha. =)

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June 12, 2008

Dating Personality Quiz

Evil Woobie blogged about a fun Dating Personality Quiz and given her expertise with things like this, I immediately clicked the link to the quiz without second thoughts. After all, she mentioned that the quiz was kind of accurate. =) The result I got was that I'm

The Sonnet

Deliberate Gentle Love Dreamer (DGLD)

The Sonnet

Romantic, hopeful, and composed. You are the Sonnet. Get it? Composed?

Sonnets want Love and have high ideals about it. They're conscientious people, caring & careful. You yourself have deep convictions, and you devote a lot of thought to romance and what it should be. This will frighten away most potential mates, but that's okay, because you're very choosy with your affections anyway. You'd absolutely refuse to date someone dumber than you, for instance.

Lovers who share your idealized perspective, or who are at least willing to totally throw themselves into a relationship, will be very, very happy with you. And you with them. You're already selfless and compassionate, and with the right partner, there's no doubt you can be sensual, even adventurously so.

You probably have lots of female friends, and they have a special soft spot for you. Babies do, too, at the tippy-top of their baby skulls.

Your exact female opposite:

Genghis Khunt

Genghis Khunt

Random Brutal Sex Master

Always avoid: The 5-Night Stand (DBSM), The False Messiah (DBLM), The Hornivore (RBSM), The Last Man on Earth (RBSD)

Consider: The Loverboy (RGLM)


Link: The Online Dating Persona Test OkCupid - personals Dating

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