Monday, December 28, 2009

Avatar Craze

20th Century Fox has just released the full, official plot synopsis for James Cameron's potentially groundbreaking sci-fi movie Avatar. Word coming out of Comic Con is that this thing's going to blow our collective minds. For now, read what it's about and gaze into the eye of an alien.

In the epic action adventure fantasy AVATAR, James Cameron, the director of Titanic, takes us to a spectacular new world beyond our imagination. On the distant moon Pandora, a reluctant hero embarks on a journey of redemption, discovery and unexpected love -- as he leads a heroic battle to save a civilization.

The story’s protagonist, Jake Sully, is an ex-Marine who was wounded and paralyzed from the waist down in combat on Earth. In order to participate in the Avatar program, which will give him a healthy body, Jake agrees to travel to Pandora, a lush rainforest environment filled with incredible life forms – some beautiful, many terrifying. Pandora is also the home to the Na’vi, a humanoid race that lives at what we consider to be a primate level, but they are actually much more evolved than humans. Ten feet tall and blue skinned, the Na’vi live harmoniously within their unspoiled world. But as humans encroach on Pandora in search of valuable minerals, the Na’vi’s very existence is threatened – and their warrior abilities unleashed.

Jake has unwittingly been recruited to become part of this encroachment. Since humans are unable to breathe the air on Pandora, they have created genetically-bred human-Na’vi hybrids known as Avatars. The Avatars are living, breathing bodies in the real world, controlled by a human driver through a technology that links the driver’s mind to the Avatar body. On Pandora, through his Avatar body, Jake can be whole once again. Moreover, he falls in love with a young Na’vi woman, Neytiri, whose beauty is matched by her ferocity in battle.

As Jake slides deeper into becoming one of her clan, he finds himself caught between the military-industrial forces of Earth, and the Na’vi – forcing him to choose sides in an epic battle that will decide the fate of an entire world.

Conceived 14 years ago and over four years in the making, AVATAR breaks new ground in delivering a fully immersive, emotional story and reinvents the moviegoing experience.


I have the video, the plot now its time for me to write something about what ive learned from the video:
* Love conquers all- Jake falls in love with a young Na'vi women named Neytiri
* Courage- if you want to do something, even if you are scared of doing it. You will definitely do it.
* Faith can do wonders. Jake prayed to the sacred tree to give them a heads up on whats going to happen. Because he knows that their weapons cant match the weapons of the skypeople. True enough. The Gods of the Na'vi answered his prayer.

Anything that you want to add feel free to comment...for now i need to cook..

Friday, December 25, 2009

Holiday Blues

Merry Christmas Everyone!! :-)

I just finished watching 50 first dates this morning , a feel good movie, me and jade just laugh and laugh and cried..I wonder if that kind of guy like "Henry "in the movie does still exist? Fantasy or can it still happen in the real world? Well, i hope there is still one out there..Im also a very forgetful francis like Lucy.....Well, God its all in your hands..i just need to wait and after that tried reading my mails. You might want to read this coz i thought before its just know there were nights when i just feel depress and feel like crying the whole it because this or that.....No its not..This is very timely.

It’s Christmas! So Why Am I Depressed?

"The people who walked in darkness have seen a great Light; those who dwelt in the land of intense darkness and the shadow of death, upon them has the Light shined." Isaiah 9:2 (AMP)The Holidays are supposed to be the most joyous time of the year – festive clothes, gourmet foods, decorations, lights, parties, beautiful music, religious emphasis, family, and friends – so how could anyone possibly be depressed? If thoughts of the Holidays cause you to feel down and make you want to sleep until mid-January, you’re not alone. The idea that everyone is happy in December is a myth.
An estimated 10 million Americans suffer from Seasonal Affect Disorder (SAD) or what is often referred to as “Holiday Blues.”Although SAD is a culprit in holiday depression, here are some other factors that affect your mood at Christmas and cause you to feel depressed:

Unrealistic expectations – We all have visions of what think Christmas should be. Often we view Christmas through child-like eyes, hoping to recapture the magic and wonder of hazy memories. We tend to remember only the good things and expect a fantasy Christmas even as adults. These unrealistic expectations lead to feelings of disappointment or unfulfillment when events turn out to be less than we expect.

Debt – Millions of Americans are heavily in debt and excessive Christmas spending leads to an even greater burden of debt. Advertisers are adept at hooking us into believing we have to purchase gifts for everyone from our immediate family to teachers to acquaintances to postal carriers to…the list goes on and on. Setting a Christmas budget, saving throughout the year, and resisting the urge to exceed the budget will help keep spending within reasonable limits.

World Events – The events of September 11, 2001 brought terrorism and its affects to our door. Suddenly, fear regarding personal safety and national security became every day issues. Wars and rumors of war along with constant talk about nuclear weapon stockpiling change the mood of the nation, even at Christmastime. Military deployment places families on opposite sides of the globe, causing separation at a time when families are normally brought together.

Aging family members – Watching parents, grandparents, and other family members age is a difficult process. As life expectancy increases, so do problems associated with long-term care, mental function, and quality of life. Many of us are put in a position to become caregivers or provide financial assistance to aging family members. Remembering these loved ones in younger days against the backdrop of their current physical or mental incapacities tends to cast a shadow on holiday festivities. Additionally, memories of deceased loved ones dampens the holiday spirit.

Magnification of existing problems – Historically, Christmas is a time that emphasizes family togetherness. However, if you grew up in a family situation that was less than idyllic, the holidays may bring back memories of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Ongoing relationship problems with parents, siblings, children, or your spouse may seem more intense and more unsolvable during the holidays. Often, looking at other families who seem to be happy and have it all together intensifies your feelings of inadequacy or lack of control over current relationship problems.
Now that you know some of the reasons for depression during this season, what can you do to offset the symptoms?
Following are some things you can do to lessen the affect of “Holiday Blues”:

Bask in the light – One of the most effective treatments for seasonal depression is light therapy. Even twenty minutes seated beside a sunny window or walking outside at lunchtime helps. The other all-important light source is God’s word. In the business of the season, don’t neglect time in Bible study and prayer.

Exercise – One of the best ways to combat depression is with physical activity. Often this is difficult when all you want to do is curl up under an afghan and sleep, but find an accountability partner and hit the gym instead. Aerobic exercise increases the heart rate and releases endorphins in the brain, which leads to increased feelings of well-being, not to mention helping you avoid those unwanted holiday pounds.

Lower your personal goals – Many times we overload ourselves with “must do’s” during the holidays. Often these goals are unrealistic and leave us with a feeling of defeat when not accomplished. When you’re already feeling depressed, a list of undone to-do’s can be overwhelming. Decide to lower your personal goals during the holidays. Take a serious look at what you hope to accomplish and then strike through or decrease requirements for some of the things on your list. If you’ve ALWAYS done things a certain way, give yourself permission to do it differently and simpler this year.

Focus on making pleasant memories – Even if Christmas reminds you of a depressing past, you can take steps to create pleasant memories for the future. Begin a new tradition that is unique for you and your immediate family. It can be as simple as a Christmas Eve song-fest and story time or as elaborate as an overnight trip to a fancy hotel. Whatever you choose let it require a minimum of preparation and maximum enjoyment.

Perform acts of service for others – A great way to overcome feelings of sadness is to focus outward rather than inward. Realize you are not the only one struggling during the holidays. There are many others who are sad, depressed, and lonely. Even though you may not feel like exerting yourself, push yourself to find a way to offer an act of service for an elderly or disabled person in your church or community. It may involve wrapping presents, driving someone to a doctor’s appointment, or simply listening and offering words of comfort and encouragement.

Seeing the needs of others helps you see the blessings in your own life.
By Candy ArringtonGuest Writer

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Mayonnaise Jar- A very meaningful story on SETTING ONE'S PRIORITIES

The Mayonnaise Jar

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle,
When 24 hours in a day is not enough;
remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee.
A professor stood before his philosophy class
and had some items in front of him.
When the class began, wordlessly,
he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar
and start to fill it with golf balls.
He then asked the students if the jar was full.
They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured
it into the jar. He shook the jar lightly.
The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf
balls. He then asked the students again
if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand
and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up
everything else> He asked once more if the jar was full... The students
responded> With an unanimous 'yes.'
The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table
and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively
filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.
'Now,' said the professor, as the laughter subsided,
'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.
The golf balls are the important things - God, family,
children, health, friends, and favorite passions
Things that if everything else was lost
and only they remained, your life would still be full.
The pebbles are the things that matter like your job,
house, and car. The sand is everything else --
The small stuff. 'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued,
'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.The same goes for life.
If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff,
You will never have room for the things that are important to you. So..
Pay attention to the things that are critical to your> happiness.
Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups.
Take your partner out to dinner. There will always be time
to clean the house and fix the dripping tap.
'Take care of the golf balls first
The things that really matter
.Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.'
One of the students raised her hand> and inquired what the coffee represented.
The professor smiled.
'I'm glad you asked'.
It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life
may seem,
there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.'
Please share this with other "Golf Balls"
Hope this story will bring you a great life....

Thursday, November 12, 2009

An Appraisal

This was sent to me by a very good friend of mine buen.
Nice read. Now its time for us , to re evaluate ourselves.

An Appraisal by Charles R. Swindoll

Mark 6:30-32

Well, we are ten months into the year. Throughout the past months we've reaffirmed the significance of pacing ourselves and not allowing the tyranny of the urgent to blind us to the value of the important.
Well . . . how's it going? Pause long enough to review and reflect as you answer these questions.
Is my pace this year really that different from last year?Am I enjoying most of my activities or just enduring them?Have I deliberately taken time on several occasions this year for personal restoration?Do I give myself permission to relax, to have leisure?Would other people think I am working too many hours and/or living under too much stress?Do I consider my body important enough to maintain a nourishing diet, to give it regular exercise, to get enough sleep, to shed those excess pounds?How is my sense of humor?Is God being glorified by the schedule I keep . . . or is He getting the leftovers of my energy?
Renewal and restoration are not luxuries; they are essentials. Being alone and resting for a while is not selfish; it is Christlike (see Mark 6:30-32). Taking your day off each week and rewarding yourself with a relaxing, refreshing vacation is not carnal; it's spiritual. Nor is an ultra-busy schedule necessarily the mark of a productive life.
If you are courageous enough to make needed changes, you will show yourself wise. But I should warn you of three barriers you will immediately face.
First, by saying no to the people to whom you used to say yes, you'll feel twinges of guilt. Ignore them!
Second, most folks won't understand your slower pace, especially those who are in the sinking boat you just stepped out of. Stick to your guns.
Third, by not filling every spare moment with activity, you will begin to see the real you, and you'll not like some of the things you observe, things that once contaminated your busy life. But within a relatively brief period of time, you will turn the corner and be well on the road to a happier, healthier, freer, and more fulfilling life.
My desire is that all of us remain "in." In balance. In our right minds. In good health. In the will of God.
Are you?

Monday, January 12, 2009


I had the chance to watch Cinderella yesterday.

Thanks to Jacque who booked the ticket online and we got a nice seat.

Its pricey though but its worth it.

For now, i cant say much . Will add up more hopefully tomorrow.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Happy Thoughts :-)

Im happy coz Simon called and just to say "iloveyou". :-)
Wacoal lingerie is on sale from 30 sing it became __?
I can still talk to my parents over the phone everyday.
I get to know and meet new true friends.
I have created new site using blogger..weheee..
my housemates : Ate Ana really cooks well, Cham too!!
Jade is always there in the areas of : devotions, discipline, time management. Two thumbs up to my sis!!
Buen always boost my confidence whenever im lacking one.
My brother Jon has changed a lot . Very hardworking !!! Applause to you!!

Finally im happy coz I know that

"Not one of the good promises which the Lord had made to the house of Israel failed; all came to pass Joshua 21:45"