Friday, July 28, 2006


I'm a fan of thriller/suspense films but i'm the type who keeps his fingers over his eyes througout the film :) But when it comes to locally produced movies (which you have to drag me to watch) i usually spend the whole screening time critizing the bad acting, bad makeup, bad sound effects and ridiculous story.

The movie "Sukob" turned out to be a nice surprise. For once, I actually got 'thrilled' a couple of times while watching a locally made movie - and the acting and story wasn't bad at all and i can't recall hearing the sound effects typical of past horror movies I've seen. The movie is about a Filipino belief that getting married less than a year after the death OR marriage of an immediate family member would bring bad luck. "Sukob" is the curse on the newly weds.

I think the story is quite original (which is RARE for a local film) and i thought the "ghost" in the movie was original too until it got tired of being original and did a "Sadako" (from the Japanese movie 'Ring) entrance. Oh, well, at least that was towards the end of the movie. Been quite a while since I enjoyed a proudly Philippine made movie (last one was Tanging Ina).

PS: I slept with the lights turned on last night ... i wonder how i'll do tonight hahaha!

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Simply Bored

It's one of those rare weekends when i'm actually free to do anything i want since i'm not on duty - and i can't think of anything to do! I've been complaining to myself for the past few weeks that i'm always busy and i need some time off and here i am doing nothing, getting tired of looking for something to do.

i can't have a simple life. It's too boring.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

... of Superheroes

I recently saw Superman Returns on the big screen and i couldn't help asking myself questions about these superheroes:

1. Why are Superman and Spiderman's alter-egoes such loosers?
2. In the animated series Justice League, Wonder Woman can fly - so why does she need an invisible jet?
3. How does Superman get a haircut? (normal scissors won't work)
4. Why is Batman considered a superhero?
5. What's the secret of Clark Kent's eyeglasses?
6. Which superhero has the most active sex life (if any)?

... i'll think of some more

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Time of Death . . .

It was bound to happen sooner or later - I'm both relieved and anxious that it happened this way: Around 1:30AM i was in dreamland when i woke up to the sound of our doorbell ringing. I ignored it for about 15 minutes (my room's the one nearest the front door) but when it didn't stop, i had to get up. It was a fellow church member from a nearby house. Her mother had been suffering from lung cancer and had slowly been deteriorating that they decided that it was best that she pass away in her home with her loved ones around her - well, it finally happened. All they needed was for a doctor to declare that she had indeed passed away.

We walked to their home, i knew what i was supposed to do but i was a bit apprehensive. Her body was already cold, no breathing, no hearbeat, no pulse, no blood pressure, pupils dilated .... time of death 2:08AM.

I got home around 2:30AM i couldn't sleep. I know it sounds stupid but i was really afraid that i might have missed out on some sign of life. I was afraid that once the morgue got to the body they would discover that she was just in a comatose state... i was worried about my reputation (which i was just starting to build).

The fact that someone losed a loved one was the last thing on my mind. I actually feel guilty that i couldn't empathize with them

Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Doctor's Fee: Pay $50

On which should a doctor base his fee?
SEVERITY of the disease
LENGTH of stay / treatment of the disease
Whether the patient IMPROVES or not
the doctor's level of EXPERTISE
the patient's FINANCIAL status
OTHERS (pls specify in comment section)
Free polls from

Sunday, July 2, 2006

Doctors & Guns

1. The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000
2. Accidental deaths caused by physcians per year are: 120,000
3. Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171
(statistics courtesy of the U.S. Dept. of Health Human Services)

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1. The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000
2. The number of accidental gun deaths per year is 1,500
3. the number of accidental deaths per gun owner is 0.000188
(statistics courtesy of FBI)

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So statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners

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Remember, "Guns don't kill people, doctors do."

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FACT: Not everyone has a gun,
but almost everyone has AT LEAST one doctor.

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Please alert your friends to this alarming threat.
We must ban doctors before this gets completely our of hand!!!

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Out of concern for the public at large,
I have withheld the statistics on lawyers
for fear the shock would case
people to panic and seek medical attention.

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