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the most recent movie i’ve seen

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Guess what? It’s Slumdog Millionaire.
After having won 8 awards from its ten nominations for Oscar’s, who else wouldn’t get so curious about the film? I, for instance, got interested about the movie, how the story goes, and how good the actors and actresses were.

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Me and my boardmates watched the film last night. It was amazing. The leading actor portrays his character well, and so did the kids who played the young counterpart of the major characters. The story was also realistic in a sense that it captures the real living of the people in slums.

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What I really love about this film is the great friendship, and later on the true love of Jamal for Latika. Since they were young, Jamal was always there for her and even when they were apart, he never stopped thinking about rescuing her from the hands of the cruel people who tries to make money out of her. Later on, Latika and Jamal were finally together. Jamal became a millionaire, after having won from the game show Who wants to be a Millionaire.

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The saddest part was when Jamal’s brother, Salim, ended his life just to free Latika–for his brother. Indeed, he was a good brother who thought of his younger brother’s happiness. Even though he was a bad guy at some scenes, there was always a part of him that remains good, after all. Everybody who did wrong-doings has always a good reason for it.

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3 weeks, almost

After a long time, here I am again placing a post on this blog. I can’t even remember when was the last time I’ve posted an entry here. What I know is that this will be the first time I am blogging again after a long while, so far..

Well, everybody gets lazy, and so do I. I don’t know, but there was a lack of interest from me to blog. I’m not really a blogger, anyway. There would’ve been many posts to be put in here, though, but I guess I couldn’t remember what all of those are. It’s always better to blog about anything when it’s still fresh on your mind, right?

If I’ll have more time for the next few weeks, I would want to catch up placing what I should have writtten for the last few weeks.

Optical illusions*

here are some illusions i posted. hope you’ll like it!

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Crazy Illusion

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Chalk painting

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straight or wavy lines?

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More from this site.

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BACKUPS

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Having backups of my files is necessary especially those that are important. I have experienced losing some files without any copy of them which made me regret of not making a backup file in the first place.

There was this once when our PC was reformatted. Every single file and document was deleted. I thought I shouldn’t have to worry about it but it turned out that I thought wrong. Not one file was left. Another one was when my 1gigabyte flash drive (the one that I won from a raffle) broke andcannot be repaired anymore. So sad—I only had it for two months.

I do not know how it happened but when I tried to check on it, I couldn’t open it on the computer anymore. Many of the people I consulted said that there is no chance for it work again and it needs to be replaced. All my files were gone.

For me to make sure not to lose files again, I always make sure that I have copies of important files whether in my flash drive, on my email or in the computer at school (exclusive for SVs/SAs). Pictures on soft copy are truly important.

As for me, I regularly upload them on my Multiply or Friendster accounts. Unlike the other files, I’m not worried of mp3s and all other songs and music that are saved in the computer. I can always get a new one anytime. I also have plenty of it on cds. I’m glad to know that flash drives nowadays are affordable. A flash drive is really a great help for anyone since you can store your any file there, a good storage for backups.

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Lyrics of “CAPTURED” by Christian Bautista

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CAPTURED

Christian Bautista ft. Sitti

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I was captured the moment we met

Carried away with every word you said
It’s a mystery how you got to me
I fell in the spell of your charms
With your siren’s smile you caught me off guard

Just one glance took away my breath
Then you drew me in with your tenderness
You captivate my soul, I’m enraptured

You knocked me out and you locked me up
Stole my heart like a thief at love
Keep me here in your happy ever after
I’m captured

By the way just in case you care
I’m here to stay, I’m not going anywhere
I took a dive in your deep dark eyes
And I’m never coming up for air
I lost myself in this bond that we share

One sweet kiss took away my breath
Then you drew me in with your tenderness
You captivate my soul, I’m enraptured
You knocked me out and you locked me up
Stole my heart like a thief at love
Hold me tight in your happy ever after

Now you’ve got the best of me
No one else could hold the key
I’m captured

Just one touch took away my breath
When you drew me in I could not resist
You captivate my soul, I’m enraptured
You knocked me out and you locked me up
Stole my heart like a thief at love
Keep me here in your happy ever after
I’m captured

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soccer training

It was early in the morning and my boardmates woke me up while I was on my sound sleep. I usually wake up late because oversleeping is my habit. “Karla, mag-practice ka?”, asked one of my boardmates. The temperature was too cool and going back to sleep was my option. But then again, i forced myself to stay awake, knowing that i swore yesterday that i would go to the training, and i remembered that i haven’t gone to practice last week. Finally, i replied in a sleepy manner, “o..”.

Before totally getting up, i did a few stretching on bed. it is good for the muscles since it prepares you for a stressful training. then, i quickly fixed myself–removed my morning stars, washed my face, brushed my teeth, changed sports attire (shorts and shirt), and wore the socks and shoes.

Then, we headed to the soccer field, being aware that we might be scolded if we were up so late. the call time is supposedly 6 o’clock am, yet we left the boarding house delayed. I, with my boardmates, gecel, april and bilbs, ran on the way. i paused for a while, putting on my shin guards, and caught up with them.

fortunately, nobody was there yet, except for one teammate. after quite some time, other teammates arrived, one after another. The field was wet since it rained last night. The shoes i was wearing  got even moister because it wasn’t dried up fully after the rainy practice last Monday. We first had a warm up exercise. Before going on to the proper training, we played bahaway or cold rice (joke sa among trainor,harhar) while still waiting for the other teammates to come.

Being aware that nobody else will arrive already, the proper training started. To have a better endurance, we were told to hop between the cones, jog, sprint, etc. That is for us to be able to stand pain and fatigue to last or remain in the game. It was exhausting– I sweated a lot and I was catching my breathing–, but it was worth it because after that, the team was divided into two and the game began.

Game, game, game… (long story na). The important thing is that my team won over the other (3-2). I was glad because I contributed to the number of goals we had won. Yehey! hehe.. After that, cool down. Then went back to the boarding house with a feeling of satisfaction and fun. My effort of waking up early was worth it.

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Ugh! only for a moment but it was great! I mean, who would have thought that it was just for a while, yet it made me feel something like–I don’t know. And I’ve been thinking of it since then..I don’t know how long it will last but I’m sure this day I remembered one thing. Ooops. oh no.. I’m not writing it here. Better keep it private.

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