David and Goliath

I finally finished this book but I was dragging myself to get done with it. Maybe this kind of book is not really what I’d like to read on my spare time but I got this as a gift and at the very least, finish it. I am more of a fiction guy. Besides, no matter how badly written a book is (and I”m not saying this book is badly written – and heck I am not a judge for badly written stuff) people will always take something away from it.

David and Goliath, written by Macolm Gladwell, is about underdog stories and the dynamics between the appearance of a winner and a loser, between power and weakness, the effects of doing/having something in excess.

This book is not for everybody but I would recommend it for people who’d like to read about underdog stories – such as MLK’s. And maybe even try to apply the lessons from this book.

The House of Hades

I got this book months ago as a birthday gift as its release coincides with my birthday. I guess it took me so long to finish this as I was engrossed in work and other personal stuff. So now, yes I finally finished “The House of Hades” and I think this is the best of the 4 “Heroes of Olympus” books. To me this feels like a “Mark of Athena Part II” as it sort of creates just one story-line and it seems like a “happy ending”.

Remember the following points:

  • Remember the names Bob and Damasen – you will love their part in the story. I almost cried. :)
  • There’s a “coming out” of a major character.
  • Annabeth and Percy are much more… in love.

Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

Arjay:

Good to try!

Originally posted on Stovetop Story:

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Every now and then I like to experiment with completely new ingredients. I just go grocery shopping and I pick one thing that I’ve never cooked before. If I’m lucky, I discover a great new flavor and that one ingredient usually ends up on my go-to shopping list. This time, I was wandering along the store’s aisles when I stumbled upon an acorn squash. I liked its shape and its color, so I decided it would be my new ingredient of the week. This recipe turned out to be one of my favorites so far! It’s full of sweet and savory flavors, healthy, filling and beautiful just to look at. Bon appétit!

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This recipe was inspired by Love and Lemons


Prep time: 40 min

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 acorn squash
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • a…

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Globe Telecom’s FUP and my work as an I.T. Guy

There are a lot of people in the I.T. industry who rely on Globe’s mobile data as a means to work remotely. I am one of those people. You can imagine my frustration when one day I got an SMS saying that I’ve reached the daily maximum of 1Gb. How the hell am I supposed to work with a 2G connection? The answer was loud and clear: I cannot work remotely anymore (at least not in the short term).

My work involves me connecting to a North American server and with the kind of connection I have, I usually download my work items to my work laptop since it is much faster to work locally. When done, I then “upload” to the server. Plus all the work related applications that I need to access – and these are data heavy apps. For people like me this bandwidth activity is NORMAL but not so with Globe. I am (shall we say) an abusive user of the highly-available & super fast network… according to Globe.

Why didn’t I get a wired connection at home? Simple. I already have a mobile data that I could use for work. I didn’t find it practical to have another “bill” to pay for.

So. Right now it’s Friday. It’s my schedule to work from home but I am at the office. Feels like a ghost town because almost everybody works from home every fucking Friday! 

** At this point, I’m still not sure if I really did misuse my data.

Globe’s FUP Page. Globe’s InfoGraphic on it’s FUP.

 

 

 

 

The Conjuring

The Conjuring

If you believe that the doll will have a major part in the story, you’re wrong. Go and see it for yourself.

I’ve never liked going to theaters to watch horror movies and the reason for that is I get easily irritated by audience’s reactions. Some do it on purpose and some just…. plainly irritating. Went to see it because I gave in to social media’s pressure to watch it. And my verdict is I very much liked it. I scare easily but I don’t do weird shouts or whatever…

I don’t usually like horrors (or thrillers) because a lot of those movies have endings that (for me) left me unsatisfied.

  • Insidious – Found the witch hunt scene by the Dad cheesy then it ended… oh it didn’t end quite good.
  • Sinister – I wasn’t satisfied with the ending… if there was an ending.
  • Evil Dead – C.H.E.E.S.Y. Amputated body parts everywhere. Cheesy.
  • and the list goes on and on…

  

The way The Conjuring ended brought justice. That is all I want. A good ending. I would very much recommend this movie for all horror aficionados.

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The League of Supermen

Sam Daly gets inducted to the League of Supermen by his dad (Tim Daly), Brandon Routh, and Dean Cain.

Shhhh… we speak not of Teri Hatcher

Shhhh… we speak not of Bosworth

Written and directed by Ben Shelton.

Sam Daly is the voice of Superman in the upcoming Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox.

Tim Daly was the voice of Superman in Justice League: Doom.

Brandon Routh played Superman in Superman Returns (2006 movie).

Dean Cain played Superman in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series).