Thursday, April 29, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Seriously. Are you one of those people who somehow checks on their daily, weekly, or even monthly horoscope? I must admit I used to do so daily. For me, it's just a form of entertainment and amusement. Sometimes the predictions don't mean anything at all. Other times it's plain ridiculous. ^_^ But yeah, I'm into zodiac somehow, mainly just to "get to know" myself more. After all, our signs are supposed to give us insights into who we are. I don't see anything wrong with knowing one's own weaknesses and strengths. It's what you do with that information that really counts. There are tons of sites about zodiac signs and meanings. I'd probably just quote one for my zodiac sign.
Of all people they are the most difficult to understand; in temperament they are hot and cold almost at the same moment. They love with one side of their nature and they are often critical or dislike with the other people. Their sharp wit and excellent powers of observation make them a good raconteur, although they have a tendency to exaggerate which can cause trouble with their relationships.
Such people are usually excellent in diplomacy, and dazzle their listeners by, their wit and brilliancy, but they usually leave them no wiser than they were at the start.
It is difficult even for them to understand what they want to achieve. At heart they are ambitious for social position; but when obtained they have already tired of it, and are ready to go in for something else or for something totally opposite. Being natural communicators these people do not suffer fools gladly; so once they are attracted to people, they have to ensure that they are not dull or mundane. They will no doubt spending ages chatting to anyone about every subject under the sun, just to keep feeding their ever active and inquisitive mind.
If taken as they are, in their own moods, they are the most delightful people imaginable, but one must not attempt to hold them or to expect them to be constant to their ideas or plans.
They believe they are truthful, constant, faithful, and so they may be at the moment, but every moment to them has a separate existence.
These people have an ability to see quickly the weak points in those they meet, and can reduce all to nothing by wit, sarcasm, or mimicry.
Almost all of them are great talkers and usually very much in demand socially because they are so entertaining. Gemini is the life of the party.
They often succeed the best, as far as money is concerned, but their more suitable career is generally that which requires diplomacy, tact, and finesse. The representatives of lower types are unscrupulous in finance and untruthful. They often make successful gamblers and company promoters of "get-rich-quick" schemes.
Either type make hosts of friends and are kind-hearted and generous to the person who fills their thoughts at the moment, but "out of sight, out of mind" explains their fits of "forgetfulness" as nothing else can.
In all matters of affection they are human puzzles. They can love passionately and yet be inconstant at the same moment, and it is only their shield of diplomacy and exquisite tact that keeps them from often making a mess of their lives. (source: GotoHoroscope)
I won't say I totally buy into everything that's been said about a "geminian." Perhaps I would agree with some, but definitely not all. We do carve our own future, right? Plus, we're all supposed to be individually unique. One's zodiac sign may be a good predictor of one's behavior and trait, but there must be something more that sets us apart from the rest. ^_^ So here's to another day of blogging. Don't forget to check out your horoscope before you head out! :D
Saturday, April 17, 2010
She's Out of My League
I've seen the tv plugs for this movie. I guess I got curious and wanted to find out if it's truly funny. It's cute actually. Some funny parts may be a bit too cheesy and cartoonish, but overall it's a feel good movie. So if you're looking for a good laugh and a light movie, this is a movie to watch.
I've actually come across this on HBO, but I was flicking channels then and didn't get to watch it wholly. This time I decided to watch the movie in its entirety. I'm amazed at the technology featured in the movie. Truly impressive action sequences too! At least it's not just another lame superhero kind of movie. I will watch out for the sequel and hope it's going to be as good as this one.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Insomnia may be caused by a host of different reasons. These causes may be divided into situational factors, medical or psychiatric conditions, or primary sleep problems. Perhaps it's all in my mind. After all, I'm used to staying up late. Plus the fact that I've always been a night owl as far as I can remember. I love being wide awake at night when the rest of the world is asleep -- well at least the part of the world I'm in. I think better at night and love the peace and quiet of the surroundings.
The main focus of treatment for insomnia should be directed towards finding the cause. Once a cause is identified, it is important to manage and control the underlying problem, as this alone may eliminate the insomnia. Treating the symptoms of insomnia without addressing the main cause is rarely successful. Hmm, perhaps what I need is to find something better to do during the day. I hate it that most of the good tv shows are shown late at night. Maybe I should regulate cable tv watching as well. LOL! ^_^ Anyhow, I still believe that whatever I'm going through right now is temporary. I'm just enjoying my free time as much as I can because my schedule may bound to change in the weeks to come. And so until that happens, I will be writing in the wee hours of the morning! Sleep tight and don't let the bed bugs bite! :D
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Tonight I got curious and decided to research on articles about mood swings and cycles -- hormonal and lunar, for that matter. It probably had a lot to do with my state of mind as of late. Perhaps my mood swings can be explained one way or the other. It is indeed interesting that I came upon this nice site (holyhormones.com) that talked about the effects of estrogen and progesterone on mood. Alas! There is so much to be learned in this life and the world out there. Life on our planet is after all governed by cycles; the most obvious examples are the ocean tides and the phases of the moon. Perhaps there is comfort in knowing.. knowing that whatever mood I'm in, whether good or bad, up or down, is just part of a cycle. So worry not if you're feeling down and out and so low today. Tomorrow is another day. Everything just might turn out peachy once again. But for now, I'm leaving this to enjoy my cup of green tea, which somehow never fails to cheer me up and moves me to a relaxed and calm state of mind. ^_^
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Modern Family is an American mockumentary comedy TV series. (source: wikipedia) I won't exactly consider it my favorite show but I certainly don't mind watching it at all. In fact I've been watching it once a week for the past two weeks or so. I've seen the teasers when they were plugging it, and it seemed interesting. I wasn't disappointed at all when I watched it as it truly made me laugh out loud! I don't know why but maybe it's because of the strangeness of the family dynamics of the characters. Well, strangeness is perhaps a relative term. The kind of family set-up featured may seem normal to some people, but it definitely isn't the norm where I come from. Bottomline is I enjoy watching it and it helped make me feel tons better after I've seen tonight's episodes. I guess, once again, it's proven that laughter is the best medicine. Surf around the web and you'll find tons of articles about the benefits of humor and laughter. I found a really good article on it from helpguide.org. It said that "Laughter is a powerful antidote to stress, pain, and conflict. Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. Humor lightens your burdens, inspires hopes, connects you to others, and keeps you grounded, focused, and alert." This I find to be true in my case as now I'm writing this blog. It is truly interesting how laughter somehow relaxed my mind and body. Laughter made me feel good. It somehow dissolved whatever distressing emotions I had at the start of the night. I'm just glad that I can laugh out loud and in the process, maintain a positive and healthy attitude. So for all you folks out there, when you feel that stress is eating you up, sit back, relax, and find yourself a good laugh. You'll feel better afterwards. ^_^ Here's to another day of blogging.. and keep the laughter coming!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
a thorough cleaning of the interior of a house, etc. as conventionally done in the spring