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24 November 2009 @ 11:11 am
Okay, so Taylor Lautner is hot. Lucky Taylor Swift for dating him but they look so cute together. The fact that he's just 17 is amazing, really hope good celebrity future for this man. Also couldn't blame him, or anyone for that matter, that even moms fancies him but I now understand why parents are sometimes KJ ('kill-joy') because moms asking for Lautner's autograph on panties isn't just appropriate and definitely not a decent sight!

Read on...

Okay, before all of you middle-aged Twihards get in a snit, let's just be clear. We're not slamming the movies. We're not slamming the stars. More importantly, we get it. The male stars of 'New Moon' and 'Twilight' are super cute. They run around with their shirts off and glower romantically. They're hard to resist.

But when we saw this video (Twihard Mom Seeks Signed Panties from Taylor Lautner on 'Jay Leno Show'), well, we just got a shudder up our spines. Why? Well, it's simple. And if you're a Twihard cougar with teenagers of your own, you should get it immediately.

While Robert Pattinson is 23 (and thus fair game, ladies), Taylor Lautner is just 17. In other words, a kid. Legally, jail bait. And, while it's all well and good that teenage girls are chasing after him, it starts to be a little skeevy when their moms want him to autograph their panties.

We understand society has a double standard when it comes to teenagers. On the one hand, that other Taylor (Momsen, of 'Gossip Girl' fame) is put into plenty of sexualized situations on her TV show, and she's only 16. Plus, even though she doesn't go topless, a la Lautner, she certainly works the cleavage and skin quotient on the red carpet like a full-on adult.

But when we see interviewers in their 40s and 50s drool over her like a well-marinated steak, we also say, ewww.

Both of these Taylors are still kids. And, if you're a parent, whether you're a mom or a dad, drooling over the same kid as your own kid, isn't that unsettling for you? More importantly, how would you feel if some of your friends were looking at your teenager the same way -- while having the same R-rated thoughts?

It may just be fantasy and good clean fun, but honestly, it doesn't seem like such a big step to go prowling for fresh meat at the next parent-teacher conference. Sure, cougars (and old guys with trophy wives) are all over TV right now -- 'Accidentally on Purpose,' 'Modern Family,' 'Cougar Town.' But let's point out -- none of those characters are supposed to be under 18 or are played by actors under 18.

Go ahead and argue that, well, they're bringing this hormonally charged attention on themselves. They're dressing (or undressing) like adults, appearing in projects with mature themes and for all intents and purposes seem pretty darn grown up. Sure, Lautner certainly has the 12-pack abs of a grown man. But please, don't share all the stats on teen pregnancy and juvenile crime or how they do it in France, blah blah blah, that justifies treating these kids like adults. It didn't work for Roman Polanski and it doesn't work for you.

Teenagers need to be able to experiment with the grown-up stuff that's right around the corner. But they shouldn't have to worry that their friends' moms and dads are waiting for them to bend over so they can check out their butts. So go to the movies. Read the books. Relive your youth and have a grand old time. Heck, go ahead and drool, just keep it to yourself. But please, God, keep your underwear on.

Source: http://insidemovies.moviefone.com/2009/11/19/why-twihard-cougars-are-grossing-us-out/?icid=main|aim|dl2|link3|http%3A%2F%2Finsidemovies.moviefone.com%2F2009%2F11%2F19%2Fwhy-twihard-cougars-are-grossing-us-out%2F

It's scary to think someone close to you might be in a coma but it's scarier to think that doctors are deciding to use Euthanasia even if they're still conscious. I'm just glad that this didn't happen for this man and is surviving and that his family didn't give up on him. :)

Read on...

Rom Houben,  46
Rom Houben, 46, was diagnosed as being in a vegetative state after an accident in his 20s but can now communicate by computer keyboard. Photograph: VTM Belgium

For 23 years Rom Houben was ­imprisoned in his own body. He saw his doctors and nurses as they visited him during their daily rounds; he listened to the conversations of his carers; he heard his mother deliver the news to him that his father had died. But he could do nothing. He was unable to communicate with his doctors or family. He could not move his head or weep, he could only listen.

Doctors presumed he was in a vegetative state following a near-fatal car crash in 1983. They believed he could feel nothing and hear nothing. For 23 years.
Then a neurologist, Steven Laureys, who decided to take a radical look at the state of diagnosed coma patients, released him from his torture. Using a state-of-the-art scanning system, Laureys found to his amazement that his brain was functioning almost normally.
"I had dreamed myself away," said Houben, now 46, whose real "state" was discovered three years ago, according to a report in the German magazine Der Spiegel this week.

Laureys, a neurologist at the ­University of Liege in Belgium, published a study in BMC Neurology earlier this year saying Houben could be one of many cases of falsely diagnosed comas around the world. He discovered that
although Houben was completely paralysed, he was also completely conscious — it was just that he was unable to communicate the fact.

Houben now communicates with one finger and a special touchscreen on his wheelchair – he has developed some movement with the help of intense physiotherapy over the last three years.
He realised when he came round after his accident, which had caused his heart to stop and his brain to be starved of oxygen for several minutes, that his body was paralysed. Although he could hear every word his doctors spoke, he could not communicate with them.
"I screamed, but there was nothing to hear," he said, via his keyboard.
The Belgian former engineering student, who speaks four languages, said he coped with being effectively trapped in his own body by meditating. He told doctors he had "travelled with my thoughts into the past, or into another existence altogether". Sometimes, he said, "I was only my consciousness and nothing else".
The moment it was discovered he was not in a vegetative state, said Houben, was like being born again. "I'll never forget the day that they discovered me," he said. "It was my second birth".
Experts say Laureys' findings are likely to reopen the debate over when the decision should be made to terminate the lives of those in comas who appear to be unconscious but may have almost fully-functioning brains.
Belgian doctors used an internationally-accepted scale to monitor Houben's state over the years. Known as the Glasgow Coma Scale, it requires assessment of the eyes, verbal and motor responses. But they failed to assess him correctly and missed signs that his brain was still functioning.

Last night his mother, Fina, said in an interview with Belgian RTBF that they had taken him to the US five times for reexamination. The breakthrough came when it became clear that Houben could indicate yes and no with his foot.
"Powerlessness. Utter powerlessness. At first I was angry, then I learned to live with it," he tapped out on to the screen during an interview with the Belgian network last night, AP reported.

Laureys, who is head of the Coma Science Group and department of neurology at Liege University hospital, has advised on several prominent coma cases, such as the American Terri Schiavo, whose life support was withdrawn in 2005 after 15 years in a coma.
Laureys concluded that coma patients are misdiagnosed "on a disturbingly regular basis". He examined 44 patients believed to be in a vegetative state, and found that 18 of them responded to communication.
"Once someone is labelled as being without consciousness, it is very hard to get rid of that," he told Der Spiegel.
He said patients suspected of being in a non-reversible coma should be "tested 10 times" and that comas, like sleep, have different stages and need to be monitored.
Houben hopes to write a book detailing his trauma and his "rebirth".

Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/nov/23/man-trapped-coma-23-years

03 September 2009 @ 09:17 pm
I seldom bought something from Rustan's. Ooh wait, I don't think I ever bought something from there for myself. Ha!
I was inspired to buy an Jansport insulated lunch pack from Ciay and wanted the pink/black & white heart design but it was all sold out and a hassle to buy from Ebay. It was also one of the rare occassion that I was not such in a hurry to go home and decided to drop by and look for proper lunch pack. I was still rooting for the The Travel Club store eventhough I've been to not just one but three stores in Megamall, Alabang Town Center and still tried my luck in Gateway. Then I saw it in Rustan's windows! I actually saw something with cartoons in it and I seriously considered buying one when I saw this!
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There's actually a pink one but decided on this a little more "professional style". ;p I know it's not Jansport but I think I got more than what I wanted! =) Finally! I won't be ashamed of my lunch pack when I get it out of my bag everday in the office. I'm really excited to use it tomorrow! :)
07 August 2009 @ 09:45 pm
Last night, I had dinner with the rest of the new team. I didn't know I'd feel nice seeing new faces because I felt I belong in this community. Finally. And there were lots of good food! From Salmon sinigang, sisig/ crunchy sisig, calamares, unlimited garlic rice and bottomless iced tea plus a whole lot more! Soo good! Also get to have Starbuck's GC! Not a big fan of coffees but was thrilled to have this since I don't often get to have overpriced coffee, hehe! And today, I got a Chocolate Cream Chip Blended Cream with Coffee Jelly bits! I loooooved it! I never thought I'd like so much something from unusually expensive coffee store! Yummy yummy rich milky taste! And the jelly bits are tasty as well! The additional P30 for the jelly bits are worth it!
08 July 2009 @ 09:52 pm
Michael Jackson Memorial is now on in 2 channels. I was not a big fan of him, but I grew up watching his concerts where fans go really crazy that I start counting with my family the people who faints during the concert. He's got some really great songs that people love to remake. And it's sad that he have to die just so as for me to believe that he's not only a good man and an extraordinary artist but he's also a great dad... seeing his daughter just broke down for him. It's so sad that people feel like it's not his time.. he was still bound to conquer the world once again but didn't have the chance. I'm pretty sure he's happy where he is now knowing that people all around the world celebrate his contribution to the world through his music and mourns for him. I feel sad for all the intrigues he has to deal with when he's alive but I guess that's just goes with the fame he has. If he isn't such a great person, a friend, a brother, a dad and an entertainer why are the people, all over the world, mourns for him?
20 June 2009 @ 09:36 pm
Okay, this must be enough to urge me in finishing the book.
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Although, I must admit I'm excited for the next Harry Potter movie!!! Finally, it's going to be out soon!!!

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15 June 2009 @ 11:39 pm
Just trying to re-live this journal...
Long weekend was a bliss hope there's another one soon! 
  • Thursday: Skating with skating friends the late dinner with colleagues (Yeah, yeah.. missed PCD. :x) 
  • Friday: Celebrated Father's day, dinner with family (I wasn't the only one confused on the date!)
  • Saturday: Non-skating day with skaters. Dinner + dessert and whole lot of stories shared until wee hours of the morning but it doesn't seem enough! Haha.. Then crashed at my sister's flat then late late night stories shared with her.
  • Sunday: Sunday driving with family and Mass + take out dinner with dad, waited for my mom at home.  :)

If I feel productive, I might even start to post personal pictures here. =p
31 May 2009 @ 09:48 pm
I just realized how boring Vox can be. Non-Vox members cannot leave comment. Neither I can put chatterbox at the sidebar. I'm lonely there but I can't deny that it's easy to use. They have a really simple but nice page layout and really easy to post pictures. I just hope they'd allow non-members to be able to comment on entries!
09 April 2009 @ 12:11 am
I've been wanting a DSLR eversince I think I bought my own digicam. And always looking for Netbooks whenever I pass by an electronics center. I also badly want the new nokia 5800 that I even plan on how I could save up money for it. But today, I found the courage not to buy any of those things.. I just hope I could hold my urge for as long as I can. First things first. I want to save up to visit my sister or travel with my parents and something else.. I won't say it here yet unless I already have it. I really hope I could get it late next year or early next year. That would be sweet and the greatest gift for myself! Of course without sacrificing anything to help my parents or feed Axel, the cat. =p
06 April 2009 @ 09:43 am
Ditched the skating and the plan to go to the salon. Instead watched TV until 4am and slept for almost the rest of the day then watch Pearl Harbor with my parents and played with our kitten, Axel. Call me a loser but it was my first time to watch it and despite the superb effect, it was really a sad movie. Note to self, need to refresh knowledge on History. Haha. I wonder why Josh Hartnett isn't that popular nowadays. Ben Affleck still is and so is Kate Beckinsale. All three of them were really good.

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