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Now, where was I?

(09/26/12 6:45pm)

Most of us go through these moments that truly hurt us deep inside. We cry, we weep, we long, and we remember. Almost all of these moments involve human relationships that were once indestructible but are now painful memories. The loss of someone dear, the break-up between couples, the betrayal of someone we once thought we knew and loved.


Baby, it is definitely cold outside

(10/03/12 2:55pm)

There is nothing like a 25-hour plane ride to make you hate sitting down forever. That was exactly what I endured when my Delta flight took me all the way via multiple transits from Malaysia to this great country. I was optimistic, excited, thrilled to the extent of sheer jubilee and cold. Oh boy, was I cold. You can take the boy out of the tropics but you can’t take the tropics out of the boy. And just my luck, it was the start of a blistering cold winter in the west side of Michigan.













It's Time To Say Goodbye, Again

(09/29/13 6:37pm)

We recognize what our lives are worth on this Earth. We judge them according to what we have strived for and also what others have determined for us. As harsh as it sounds, our lives are not just for us. Everyone in this world is a connection to someone in some shape or form and we are ultimately intertwined with one another. That is why it is always a difficult time when someone passes on from this life.



?Gravity: The movie that is out of this world

(10/13/13 7:10pm)

There comes a time when one movie changes the whole dimension between the “then” and the “now.” The Jazz Singer made the advent of sound like The Wizard of Oz popularized the use of color. And 2001: A Space Odyssey gave us a glimpse of space, while Avatar made 3D its own. And now: the movie that will set apart the notion between just watching and being close enough to feel it, Gravity has made its mark.


The Joys (And Misery) Of Being Single

(10/20/13 8:00pm)

My fellow Lakers, I write to you now as a single guy hoping to catch a break. It’s been many years since I’ve been involved with another human being, and during that time, there have been too many unmentionable tribulations. It’s ironic that the amount of romantic comedies and love ballads I’ve experienced in my life have brought me to a standstill. My relationship status as of right now has no specific category because words cannot describe it.



?Gravity: The movie that is out of this world

(11/03/13 9:12pm)

There comes a time when one movie changes the whole dimension between the “then” and the “now.” The Jazz Singer made the advent of sound like The Wizard of Oz popularized the use of color. And 2001: A Space Odyssey gave us a glimpse of space, while Avatar made 3D its own. And now: the movie that will set apart the notion between just watching and being close enough to feel it, Gravity has made its mark.