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12 July 2013

Another You

Just two weeks ago I started watching this tv series titled Orphan Black produced by BBC America. And it was super awesome. The show follows Sarah Manning, portrayed by Tatiana Maslany who is very talented actress I assure you, who stole the identity of Elizabeth Childs after the latter committed suicide which also revealed to be her clone. Watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do_BCA-vR9E

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I really want to highlight again how amazing Tatiana Maslany is in this show. I tell you she's really doing a great job acting five or so different characters. If you've watched the show already then you know that  though the different characters were done with just one actress, you really can tell which character is which .

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Moving on, the show made me interested about human cloning and its issues. According to the U.S. Human Genome Project, there are different kinds of cloning and one  particular which is raising a lot of issues is the Therapeutic Cloning (TC). Basically, the process of TC is removing the stem cells from the embryos which in the process kills the embryos. See where the issues come from? It is said that the goal of the TC is to generate virtually any type of specialized cell in the human body that can be used to treat diseases like  Alzheimer's or Parkinson's and not create cloned human beings for our own selfish reasons. Based from the different articles I read, for me, the most useful outcome of the TC is the possibility of cloning organs. For those people who are suffering from terrible diseases and need urgent organ donors, TC could be one hell of a solution for them. The "normal" process of organ transplant is difficult because it's not easy to find donors plus there's no guarantee that your body will not reject the new organ. So what if we could eventually grow new organs (cloned) that your body would surely recognize because of course the organs will come from your own stem cells. The sick won't need a long time to wait for the organ needed and the risk of the body rejecting the organ won't be a problem. For example, coaxing a human stem cell to become a kidney. How cool and revelation would that be? I mean this TC is obviously not perfected because of the issues it brings but we could be just one step away to solving one or two diseases from the countless incurable ones.

11 July 2013

Colorful Davao

I have been busy with the interviews and all that job hunting stuff and with the events I had to attend to and with my reading (I've been catching up with the House of Night series, I'm in book 7 already, which I would recommend y'all to read by the way, it's really very funny and magical. Kudos to the authors!). Well,  doing those things obviously kept me from blogging. But today since I have extra free hours in my hand I'd like to make one or two posts today. :)

I live in the second biggest island in the Philippines or as what we call it, The Land of Promise. No, I did not mean heaven, although some consider it like heaven, I am talking about Mindanao wherein Davao City is located. What urged me to blog something again about the city was the array of colorful taxis I noticed. Last week, I was in shock (okay, maybe I'm exaggerating a lil bit) because I saw a...pink taxi. How cute is that? Though I don't often ride one, it's still refreshing to see different colors on the road. Davao City has white, yellow, pink, black (super cool), violet, lavender, orange, turquoise, blue...name it. Plus you can make your payment for the taxi fare with your card (yep, you read that right) in case you are out with cash. Lastly, almost all of the taxis have their little tv inside, I'm impressed, really. I think the colorful taxis can make to the list of attractions here in Davao City. If you think it's lame then you're lame. Haha! 


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But the thing I love the most about taxis here in Davao is really the drivers. They're honest (I'm not saying all of them but I can proudly say almost all of them) which means don't you worry much if you accidentally (or plainly just being stupid) left your valuables in their cab because they will really surrender them to the authorities or sometimes to media people to broadcast your lost things.  It is not even surprising that the taxi drivers here will give you your exact change unlike in Manila (ugh).  Also, the drivers are sometimes really jolly, if you're in luck. You'll feel really safe and convenient riding the taxis in Davao because they really are the best . :) 

03 July 2013

Minion Nation

Bababa-ba-babana-Bababa-ba-babana-nananana-aaahhh.. Today, I'll be a kid again. Despicable Me 2 is now on theaters. :) If you still haven't watched the trailer, here's one of the many clips from YouTube and by far my favorite. 


And in case you were wondering about the banana song I was singing ( well, in my head) at the beginning of this post, I'll give you this video by way of explaining it. Prepare to have the banana song stuck in your head...FOREVER. You're welcome. ;)



Two days ago, I had to order three happy meals from Mcdo just to get these adorable minions. And oh I plan to collect the nine of them. I don't buy happy meals anymore but when I do the toys are for my nephew and not for me. But now, the minions are all for me. Haha! Meet Tim Giggling, Jerry Breakdancing and Tim Giggle Grabber. (L-R)


Also I really, really want this Minion iPhone case...but unfortunately I'm on team Blackberry. Just my luck! Gee! I don't know why I love the despicable minions so much. Do you love them too?





02 July 2013

Tad Shameful

A  man's guilty pleasures are things that he or she enjoys despite feeling bad about it, in other words, those that he or she should not like but like anyway.  The "guilt" in those pleasure usually just from the fear of somebody else finding out, as those pleasures tend to be tad embarrassing. This blog post is like that of guilty pleasures. This list is some of the things that I should not give a damn about but I do. 

I got the topic 25 Things I Am Ashamed I Care About from ThoughtCatalog dot com which is like a digital magazine.  It posts a lot of entertaining journals from various writers. Moving on, I decided to do one because it sure looked interesting and I have my own matters that I am quite ashamed that I care about too.  But here I also wanna add the things I am ashamed that I don't care about. Let's start with the former.

1. Other people's love life. Embarrassing as it is, I am one of those people who likes knowing who dates who especially in Hollywood or sometimes the artists I like here in the Philippines. Like why  stars from The Vampire Diaries' Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev broke up or when did Man of Steel's Henry Cavill and Kaley Cuoco from TBBT start hooking up, those stuff. I mean people are naturally curious, right? It's just that mine is about other people's love life. 

2. Twitter. Recently, I posted here the reasons why I love twitter. I am on twitter literally 24/7. I constantly check how many people follow, re-tweet, favorite-d my tweets. My twitter is like my facebook. Social-media-peer-pressure I guess if there's such a thing. And in my humble opinion, my tweets are most times awesome.  Lol



3. Repeating outfits. This I think is the most I am ashamed about. I love dressing up since I was a kid. I am not rich yet I don't like repeating outfits. When going to parties, I can't risk getting captured in the same outfit twice. When I say same outfit I mean same look. So my rule is, the more memorable the party is, the less I can repeat the outfit.  But I think this mentality should not be the case because did I mention already I am not rich?

On the contrary to the list above. I also have some things that I should be ashamed about not caring. 


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1. My food intake. I am picky when it comes to what I eat (okay, in most things actually haha).  I don't regularly eat vegetables and when I do just those vegetables which don't have like any taste like potatoes or squash.  I eat a lot of sweets and junk food. Definitely not proportionate to ones that are good for my health. Just last month I was rushed to the hospital because of severe abdominal pain and my doctor said it was something to do with what I ate and should start being careful with what to eat.  Well the doctor was right, being healthy is important...but for me? being happy is more important. Lol I, though, really lessen a bit my junk food intake after that but now? I am back with my eating habits. 

2. Mother Earth. Okay, it's not like I don't care at all it's just that there's only an extent I do for Mother Earth. I don't do volunteering in programs that plant trees, picking up garbage or whatever (unless it was required from my school back then) but I do however turn the lights and water off when not in use. My strategy would not just save mother earth but the bill also. Haha! So win-win. :)

3.  Government. Sure, I am graduate of International Studies Major in American studies which pretty much involved in studying politics but I am not putting effort to be caring about what's happening right now in the Government.  They say my vote counts, my say matters etc. But I leave it to them. Hell, I am not even a registered voter and I am 21.  Okay I may be called devil-may-care because I do not participate and all but it's just that I think my time should be spent on better things. Preferably knowing how people's minds work. Or learning how to cook.  Anything but.  I'm not choosy. 

01 July 2013

Touché!

Oh Miley... this is why I love you. 

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Listen to her latest record We Can't Stop, which by the way is  #2 on iTunes. :) The song is super catchy I promise. Love it! 

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