Aug 30, 2009

Looking than Running Away

well everybody's looking for something, and they could not deny it. even if they did already found out the things that they wanted to, they still search for more cause for them that wasn't the things that they were looking for. but not all people thinks the same way, i think. for some they might be searching, but for some they are trying to deny the fact that they are also in search of something. so what they do is they try to runaway, thinking someday they can get away for those things that they are looking for. then one day they'll realize, i'm still back on the same thing that i ran away before.

well i think im on that stage right now, i use to run and hide, living in denials cause i was afraid to get hurt. then i found something which was unusual not just once, but a lot of times. but for me it was still nothing and it seems like for me im still on search for it. now i have this thing again, but i think it'll just flush away because of the denial i am keeping in myself. now i'm going to be left with nothing, so i'm on the verge now of thinking what to do, to run away or continue searching. Gahhh! i found myself i know, but it seems like i haven't found something yet to keep myself from running away. i am confuse and frustrated, im upset and devastated with what's happening. im just so tired running away, but that's all i can do to protect myself from getting hurt, but i do know that i'll still come back to that pain at the end of the time. i am lost, i wish could patch things up.

Looking for a Place to Land
*Moon Dakota*

There was a man in his car trying to talk to me
He drove a Pontiac, red, 1963
He shouted numbers and neighborhood streets
I said, I wouldn't know. I wouldn't know
And then I said to myself, what's he lookin' for
An illegitimate son with an open door
Or else the calling from God he could not ignore
I guess in my own way
Just like him I am wandering, wondering run away
But aren't we all just
Looking for a place to land
Looking for a friend to call
Looking for a destination, conversation, fascination
To protect us from the fall
Looking for the one to love
Looking for a brand new day
Looking for a reason to stand
Looking for a place to land
There was a girl on a train out of Santa Fe
She found her husband in bed with her sister hey
She left her soul and her kids when she ran away
Where do you go? Where do you go?
Sometimes the love that you lose is the love you find
Sometimes the pain is the doorway to peace of mind
No matter how hard you try you just can't rewind
Now that you know - where do you go?
I guess in my own way
Just like the her I'm wandering, wondering runaway
But aren't we all just
Looking for a place to land
Looking for a friend to call
Looking for a destination, conversation, fascination
To protect us from the fall
Looking for the one to love
Looking for a brand new day
Looking for a reason to stand
Looking for a place to land
I guess in my own way
Just like the them I'm a wandering, wondering runaway
But aren't we all just

Aug 29, 2009

Unusual Mood

we just got a share of the songs we've been hearing humming through our ears. well everybody have their own music in different times of their lives. but this fits perfectly with what we are feeling right now. just feeling sentimental and cheesy at the same time. this goes for My Alles.

i got this song dedicated for him..

and this song was from him...

the usual thing is never the last of it. just cant get enough of you My Alles....

10 Latin Phrases by time

Latin has been my favorite type of language when it comes to world dialect. unfortunately, i wasn't gifted with a good memory, i even can forget things right away, but the thought of reading Latin has been always my hobby. i am so in love with how this words are come up together and it sounds philosophical and wise in my perception. looking back in history, there has a been a lot of great philosophers who are speaking Latin and most of their words are ironically written into such dialect. even Catholic churches respects Latin and uses this word a lot even during masses. Kevin Flening wrote down a list of 10 Latin phrases that has survived through great men who shared this. I got this one from Mental Floss which was written by Kevin Flening, and i'm very thankful for sharing such phrases. so here are the roll call of Latin Phrases that great men in the past had used.

1. Caveat Emptor
(KAV-ee-OT emp-TOR): "Let the buyer beware"

Before money-back guarantees and 20-year warranties, caveat emptor was indispensable advice for the consumer. These days, it'd be more fitting to have it tattooed on the foreheads of used-car salesmen, infomercial actors, and prostitutes. For extra credit points, remember that caveat often makes solo appearances at cocktail parties as a fancy term for a warning or caution. Oh, and just so you know, caveat lector means "let the reader beware."

2. Persona Non Grata
(puhr-SOH-nah non GRAH-tah): "An unacceptable person"

Remember your old college buddy, the one everybody called Chugger? Now picture him at a debutante ball, and you'll start to get a sense of someone with persona non grata status. The term is most commonly used in diplomatic circles to indicate that a person is unwelcome due to ideological differences or a breach of trust. Sometimes, the tag refers to a pariah, a ne'er-do-well, a killjoy, or an interloper, but it's always subjective. Back in 2004, Michael Moore was treated as a persona non grata at the Republican National Convention. Bill O'Reilly would experience the same at Burning Man.

3. Habeas Corpus
(HAY-bee-as KOR-pus): "You have the body"

When you wake up in the New Orleans Parish Prison after a foggy night at Mardi Gras, remember this one. In a nutshell, habeas corpus is what separates us from savages. It's the legal principle that guarantees an inmate the right to appear before a judge in court, so it can be determined whether or not that person is being lawfully imprisoned. It's also one of the cornerstones of the American and British legal systems. Without it, tyrannical and unjust imprisonments would be possible. In situations where national security is at risk, however, habeas corpus can be suspended.

4. Cogito Ergo Sum
(CO-gee-toe ER-go SOME): "I think, therefore I am"

When all those spirited mental wrestling matches you have about existentialism start growing old (yeah, right!), you can always put an end to the debate with cogito ergo sum. René Descartes, the 17th-century French philosopher, coined the phrase as a means of justifying reality. According to him, nothing in life could be proven except one's thoughts. Well, so he thought, anyway.

5. E Pluribus Unum
(EE PLUR-uh-buhs OOH-nuhm): "Out of many, one"

Less unique than it sounds, America's original national motto, e pluribus unum, was plagiarized from an ancient recipe for salad dressing. In the 18th century, haughty intellectuals were fond of this phrase. It was the kind of thing gentlemen's magazines would use to describe their year-end editions. But the term made its first appearance in Virgil's poem "Moretum" to describe salad dressing. The ingredients, he wrote, would surrender their individual aesthetic when mixed with others to form one unique, homogenous, harmonious, and tasty concoction. As a slogan, it really nailed that whole cultural melting pot thing we were going for. And while it continues to appear on U.S. coins, "In God We Trust" came along later (officially in 1956) to share the motto spotlight.

6. Quid Pro Quo
(kwid proh KWOH): "You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours"

Given that quid pro quo refers to a deal or trade, it's no wonder the Brits nicknamed their almighty pound the "quid." And if you give someone some quid, you're going to expect some quo. The phrase often lives in the courtroom, where guilt and innocence are the currency. It's the oil that lubricates our legal system. Something of a quantified value is traded for something of equal value; elements are parted and parceled off until quid pro quo is achieved.

7. Ad Hominem
(ad HAH-mi-nem): "To attack the man"

In the world of public discourse, ad hominem is a means of attacking one's rhetorical opponent by questioning his or her reputation or expertise rather than sticking to the issue at hand. Translation: Politicians are really good at it. People who resort to ad hominem techniques are usually derided as having a diluted argument or lack of discipline. If pressed, they'll brandish it like a saber and refuse to get back to the heart of the matter. Who said the debate team doesn't have sex appeal?

8. Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam
(ad-MA-yor-em DAY-ee GLOR-ee-um): "All for the Greater Glory of God"

Ad majorem dei gloriam is often shortened to AMDG. In other words, it's the WWJD of the Jesuits, who've been drilling the mantra into their followers since (Saint) Ignatius of Loyola founded the Catholic Order in 1534. They believe all actions, big or small, should be done with AMDG in mind. Remind your Jesuit-educated buddies of this when they seem to be straying from the path. (Best used with a wink and a hint of irony.)

9. Memento Mori
(meh-MEN-toh MOR-ee): "Remember, you must die"

Carpe diem is so 20th century. If you're going to suck the marrow out of life, trying doing it with the honest, irrefutable, and no less inspiring memento mori. You can interpret the phrase in two ways: Eat, drink, and party down. Or, less hedonistically, be good so you can get past the pearly gates. Naturally, the latter was the one preferred by the early Christian Church, which would use macabre art--including dancing skeletons and snuffed-out candles--to remind the faithful to forgo temporal pleasures in favor of eternal bliss in heaven. The phrase also served to prevent swelling heads. Some historians say that victorious, parading Roman generals would have servants stand behind them and whisper "memento mori" in their ears to keep their egos in check.

10. Sui Generis
(SOO-ee JEN-er-is): "Of its own genus," or "Unique and unable to classify"

Frank Zappa, the VW Beetle, cheese in a can: Sui generis refers to something that's so new, so bizarre, or so rare that it defies categorization. Granted, labeling something "sui generis" is really just classifying the unclassifiable. But let's not over-think it. Use it at a dinner party to describe Andy Kaufman, and you impress your friends. Use it too often, and you just sound pretentious.

Aug 26, 2009

Creative Rush

i had this rushing deadline with the team. were actually making designs for our team building shirt. yeah because we have a bet on this one with our cluster manager. i only had like two layouts created and i'm already tired thinking and creating another one. the bad thing with me on this kind of things is because i work with mood. if i dont feel like making one, you'll never can force me to one. just want to share the proposed layouts for the shirt. im not sure if they can really visualize this one to be a design on a shirt.

Jay Sean feat Lil Wayne - Down

i heard this music from one of my friends while doing nothing. music was good, very upbeat. the video itself was also astounding. i don't know much about Jay Sean but he looks hot though in the video. and this could be one of the attraction for this music video as well. =))

*Jay Sean feat Lil Wayne*

Baby are you down down down down down,
Downnnnnnn, downnnnnnn,
Even if the sky is falling down,
Downnnnn, downnnnn
Ooohhh (ohhh)

(Verse 1)

You oughta know, tonight is the night to let it go,
Put on a show, I wanna see how you lose control,


So leave it behind cause we, have a night to get away,
So come on and fly with me, as we make our great escape.


So baby dont worry, you are my only,
You wont be lonely, even if the sky is falling down,
Youll be my only, no need to worry,
Baby are you down down down down down,
Dowwwnnnnn, Dowwnnnnn,
Baby are you down down down down down,
Downnnnn, Downnnnnn,
Even if the sky is falling down,

(Verse 2)

Just let it be, come on and bring your body next to me,
Ill take you away, hey, turn this place into our private getaway,


So leave it behind cause we, have a night to get away,
So come on and fly with me, as we make our great escape,

(So why dont we run away)


So baby dont worry, you are my only,
You wont be lonely, even if the sky is falling down,
Youll be my only, no need to worry,
Baby are you down down down down down,
Dowwwnnnnn, Dowwnnnnn,
Baby are you down down down down down,
Downnnnn, Downnnnnn,
Even if the sky is falling down,

LiL Wayne
(Verse 3)
Even if the sky is falling down like she supposed to be,
She gets down low for me,
Down like her temperature, cause to me she zero degree,
She cold, overfreeze,
I got that girl from overseas,
Now she my miss America,
Now can I be her soldier please,
Im fighting for this girl,
Im a battlefield of love,
Dont it look like baby cupid sent his arrows from above,
Dont you ever leave the side of me,
Indefinitely, not probably,
And honestly im down like the economy,


So baby dont worry, you are my only,
You wont be lonely, even if the sky is falling down,
Youll be my only, no need to worry,
Baby are you down down down down down,
Dowwwnnnnn, Dowwnnnnn,
Baby are you down down down down down,
Downnnnn, Downnnnnn,
Even if the sky is falling down,

Aug 25, 2009

Plants vs Zombies (Pop Cap Game)

i was thinking of things to do when i went on to my brothers room and checked on this game. i find the graphics cartoonist but i was thinking of what made my brother addicted to this game and don't even want to leave his computer even just for a minute. i checked on this game, downloaded it and installed it. its not that big though for computers memory, i was able to zip it with a file size of 52,003 KB. and started playing. first try, it was boring, then later on, now i know how my brother felt when he was playing this game. its a new approach in gaming, its like your playing the Tower Defense of the DOTA (defense of the ancients) game its just that its sleek and funny at the same time. now i'm getting a bit addicted to this game especially for things when you have nothing to do in your home. you can download this game in Pop Cap website. just choose the trial package and if you can manage, you can try to cracked this game to play free forever, but i wont recommend it cause you might get caught with it. well see you around and happy playing, im trying to finish the last wave of zombies going into my home.

here's some insights of the game.

Danger of being Complaisant

being complaisant has been one of the most common attitudes that people always had. by definition, this word is defined as "pleased, esp. with oneself or one's merits, advantages, situation, etc., often without awareness of some potential danger or defect". but what are the possible reasons why people are being complacent, probably because they are good enough, or consistent on the other hand. which also relates with the story about the Rabbit and the Turtle who had a race but because of the attitude of the Bunny of being complacent, the Turtle managed to win the race.

This lesson i learned in a hard way. I always managed to be on the top, even boasting of it sometimes. Till the days of the last week has come, it shocked me right upfront making me feel terrible and panicking at the same time. I could think of a lot of things like, i should have done this or that but its too late. Now i can think of a lot of consequences that come's next after this failure that i have. now i know what to do the second time around, not falling to this trap again.

7 Relationship Topics That Turn Men Off on a First Date

Here's some common mistakes that we usually started up and ending with a quarreling and if unfortunate, ending the sweet summer drive that just had started. It might not be accurate, but i could share the same nods of approval with what has listed. Thanks for Ezine Articles this mind opening information. and if you wanted to read more, you can always check Ezine Articles.

7 Relationship Topics That Turn Men Off on a First Date

1. Avoid talking about Exes -- his, yours, simply avoid the subject altogether. You don't want him thinking about his ex-girlfriends when he is with you, and you certainly don't need to bring up any of your exes for him to compare himself to. You can talk about this when you get to know him a little better, buy your first date is not it. It is much too serious a topic on a first date.

2. Leave religion alone for now. This is a very important topic that must be discussed later if you are going t get serious with this man. This is one of those things that can really lead to some major debating and arguing. You might ask about it in a general way, but don't prolong the conversation, especially if both of you have different religious backgrounds. Save that debate for another night.

3. Politics, like religion, can be a serious subject that is best be avoided on the first date, especially if you have radically differing views. When you get to know each other more it becomes easier for you to understand each others point of view.

4. Do not tell him about your crazy relatives on your first date. If you have some family members that are a bit less than reputable, you might not want to mention them. He probably does not need to know that your family has a history of mental instability or that your uncle Jeremy is in prison for assaulting a twelve year old girl.

5. Avoid talking about any criminal past you might have. Maybe you assaulted your ex, but if you tell him that on the first date, he probably won't call you again. Don't lie about it, but don't bring it up, either. Save that for the third or fourth date.

6. Avoid talking about any future plans that involve him. It is your first date with him. You don't want to sound desperate or get ahead of yourself. Don't talk about settling down, finding that perfect house, or having children with him or any guy at this time.

7. Finally, do not discuss things you know he is not at all interested in. He probably does not care about the latest book club pick is, so don't bore him with details about it. Try to stick to subjects that the two of you have in common.

Aug 23, 2009

Me and Stupid Me

i never did learn. i told my self before not to indulge again on this such things but because of promising views and positive feeling i dug deep myself to things i would later have pain with. i just got a hold of unwanted feelings, ache, numbness and even having a hard time to breath. its starting to devour me all over again and all i can do is sit and stare blankly thinking what i can do. i'm not new to this kind of feeling but it'll just remind me of my stupidness, realizing why in the hell earth you jumped in again to this the same pit hurting yourself over again. its a question i wanted to ask and its the only question i could not even think of to reason out. just too complicated to understand, even i am having a hard time to understand myself. i never thought i had a dysfunctional kind of relationship till i realized that it already was. i never ran out of lame excuses but i cannot even think of one to cover this up. i want to break out already, think out the best things i could think of, enjoy, anticipate happiness but i just cant. i'm running out of positive things to think of and i think i had to remain on this agony. i just cant get enough of this song, just makes me think of how stupid i am.

Aug 22, 2009

Cozy Little Nap Mats

A quite and relaxing sleep for every individual is needed to refresh and regenerate the body's energy. That is why we are required to sleep at least 7-8 hours a day not including taking a nap. With kids, sleeping is a very essential factor for their growth. Everything what they are doing is a learning curve for them stressing them out making them tired and sleepy at certain times. in day care centers or any nursery institutions, they usually provide daycare nap mat for their students to relax with. At least they could relax and destress out after a long day of grasping lessons and things that they had learned, even if their not in their own home.

i could not imagine now a days that those cute little nap mats had been very colorful and child friendly. i think it matches well with a stephen joseph quilted backpack where its design i think was made for kids. you can see those cute little backpacks on how comfortable it is to carry especially for cute little toddlers. i cant even imagine my nephew wearing those cute little quilted backpacks, which i'm dying to take a picture with.

i was thinking of purchasing one to bring in the office. i was thinking as well that they fit perfectly with a stephen joseph backpack since nap mats can be folded. and i'm looking forward to have one to use in the office, lol. Wont i look very childish having those? Well, its cute and nevertheless its undeniably cozy. So i think there's no doubt its very useful on the other hand.

What Everybody Knows - Marc Dorsey

I got this song from a special someone. Sweet and mellow at the same time. Just sharing in case you haven't heard of this yet. Saranghae Neil-kun <3.>

I know you're wondering
What this is all about
Candles and champagne
dinner is all made out

I wanted this night
to be perfect for you
It's gotta be right
for what i'm gonna do
So baby sit down
and open youre heart to me

Girl, it's time you know
What everybody knows
To say the words I feel
To tell you what is real
and let my feeling shows
The whole world knows it's true
I'm so in love with you...
Baby look at me
and in my eyes you'll see
What everybody knows

It seems like a lifetime
Girl since i met you (oh baby..)
And from that first moment
Deep in my heart I knew
That someday I'll be
where I'm standing today
Touching your body
kissing your face
Holding the dreams
that's finally coming true

(Repeat Chorus 2x)

Baby look at me
And in my eyes you'll see
What everybody knows...
What everybody knows
It seems like a lifetime
Girl since i met you (oh baby..)
And from that first moment
Deep in my heart I knew
That someday I'll be
where I'm standing today
Touching your body
kissing your face
Holding the dreams
that's finally coming true
(Repeat Chorus 2x)
Baby look at me
And in my eyes you'll see
What everybody knows...

Aug 19, 2009

Satiable Feeling

i woke up with an altered mood not usual with a couple of years i lost before. its like i had the same way of feeling where you get to think to this person and even slept thinking of him. you woke up checking your phone of what's new, but what you are really trying to do is look for something associated with him. you don't mind to do things which your friends or parents would die just to plead for you to do it. and the weirdest part is even if your very tired, you feel there's an undying energy that goes through your body when his there. the sudden rush of such feeling is beguiling and mystic. and i could no longer further explain this cause I'm sure once in your life we had felt this. this post matches with this song, just sharing. =)

Nothing but Nothing

I'm a bit sleepy and tired with the sluggish things i did the whole day. its like i went back to the old habit i promised to quit from then on. i just had like a whole day session with my computer, doing unnecessary things while trying to install something. its like i'm waiting for a moon turn into a star which could never happen. i was and would wanted to go out and visit everybody else but because of my persuasion to have this game installed, i'd have to leave them and continue what I'm doing in my lazy room. im pretty sure my room had been trying and planning to do things just to kick me out of internet but i would just tell my room to have a better luck next time.

I'm a bit dismayed and turned off with the current happenings of my life. like everybody is somebody else i know. like everything is i don't know. i cant explain it and don't even want to start explaining it. well here some things we have to keep no to hurt other.

I'm gonna call this a day..

Aug 18, 2009

Audition PH Installation Alternatives

i was trying to download patch since the installer CD that i got wont work..
either with the manual patch which im having error with and later got confirmed with the manual patch problem..
so i have to like download everything from the start that i could get from the web resource..
so i read, and read, and read till i was able to get to this forum site...

You might need to log-in to read this articles and make sure that you "READ AND FOLLOW PROPERLY" so you will be able to be successful in downloading this game. PATIENCE is a must and READING THE THREAD is necessary just in case you encountered any problems while doing this. I'm gonna try this myself and will just post or edit if it was successful. I just forgot that i should have done this later in the evening to have the maximum speed in downloading. I just got tired doing it so.

For partition installation, click this:

This link is the full list library of the patches:


** the link was successful and i was able to download it. so this should be working as well. just carefully follow it and you'll be able to finish installing this game. before i forgot, i would suggest that you download the latest patches in the game in the Audition Patch Library starting from Patch 6036 and so on cause that's the patches in the game that has not yet been patched. Well anyways, a big credit for E-games Community Boards for the big help and assisting players especially for those people who still wanted to play this game.

Im Yours and Your Mine - Brenan

Music Playlist at

*cant find a better uploaded video, so just bear with this..

this is one of the new songs addition from in Audition PH Online Dance Game by Brenan. when i was listening to this song, i thought the artist was an R'n'B singer from some foreign country but then i found out that he's not. we actually live in thesame country and before when he was a kid, he was aired in one of the known educational tv shows known as "Sineskwela" known as "Agatom". I was amazed and awed with his achievement and i never thought he could sing that good. the songs featured is titled "Im yours and your mine" is one of my favorite tracks in his album, but he has a actually a lot of good songs to choose from. Below is some detailed information that i found out from him, of course with the help of my best friend, Wikipedia.

Real Name : Brenan Espartinez

Born on February 18, 1986. A 19-year-old Pangasinense, is a third-year college student at UST. He digs Rhythm and Blues and just like his multi-talented idols Usher and Justin Timberlake, he's a good dancer as well. One of the judges comments about him is that he knows how to add color and emotion to the song.

You may not know him but Brennan is that kid in Sineskwela. He started as "little Brenan" and was very famous with their Planet song (mang victor espinosa song). He also played the character "Agatom" and at his last years in Sineskwela as "big Brenan" with Agatha Tapan.

Music Career

At age 15, he auditioned for Ryan Cayabyab who is in search of new singing talents. He passed the audition and became part of a band named Kaya, a pop sensation group of 3 girls (Shemara Fe Flatts, Ernestina Jacinto & Louge Basabas) and a boy (of course! Brenan!). Kaya was under BMG Records (now named to Sony Music) handled by Ryan Cayabyab, Rudy Tee and Boy Abunda. Kaya had a total of 4 music videos. 2 videos of their own (Oblivious & I know), 1 video they sang for a competition (Tara Tena with Kyla and if I'm not mistaken I think its V4 in Himig Handog para sa Kabataan and they won!) and 1 video they were featured on (Radio Guy sang by Ciudad). As I could remember, their band was nominated as Best New Band of the Year in MTV Pilipinas 2001. Though their band didn't shine that much, Brenan still finds his way to become a singer and that?s how he got in Pinoy Pop Superstar.

Pinoy Pop Superstar Season 1 1st runner-up Brenan Espartinez just released his self-titled album, Brenan under Bellhaus Entertainment Inc. “It talks about a man’s point of view about love, getting hurt and moving on,” Brenan said. It features 8 tracks including a revival of the Side A love song “Forevermore” and his first carrier single, “Di Nagpaalam.”

TV Shows

  • Sine'skwela (1996-2000)
  • Pinoy Pop Superstar (1st runner-up; 2006)
  • SOP Rules (2006-present)

Microsoft Windows Se7en Overview

Windows 7 has been talked and rumored about, especially for people who hates Windows Vista, because of the not so user-friendly features that it offers. Credits to Wikipedia, Microsoft Windows 7 site, and especially to for the detailed information and screenshots.

Windows 7 (formerly codenamed Blackcomb and Vienna) is the latest version of Microsoft Windows, a series of operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, tablet PCs and media center PCs. Windows 7 was released to manufacturing on July 22, 2009, with general retail availability set for October 22, 2009, less than three years after the release of its predecessor, Windows Vista. Windows 7's server counterpart, Windows Server 2008 R2, is slated for release at about the same time.

Unlike its predecessor, which introduced a large number of new features, Windows 7 is intended to be a more focused, incremental upgrade to the Windows line, with the goal of being fully compatible with applications and hardware with which Windows Vista is already compatible. Presentations given by the company in 2008 focused on multi-touch support, a redesigned Windows Shell with a new taskbar, a home networking system called HomeGroup, and performance improvements. Some applications that have been included with prior releases of Microsoft Windows, including Windows Calendar, Windows Mail, Windows Movie Maker, and Windows Photo Gallery, will not be included in Windows 7; some will instead be offered separately as part of the free Windows Live Essentials suite.

Bill Gates, in an interview with Newsweek, suggested that the next version of Windows would "be more user-centric". Gates later said that Windows 7 will also focus on performance improvements. Steven Sinofsky later expanded on this point, explaining in the Engineering Windows 7 blog that the company was using a variety of new tracing tools to measure the performance of many areas of the operating system on an ongoing basis, to help locate inefficient code paths and to help prevent performance regressions.

Senior Vice President Bill Veghte stated that Windows Vista users migrating to Windows 7 would not find the kind of device compatibility issues they encountered migrating from Windows XP. Speaking about Windows 7 on October 16, 2008, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer confirmed compatibility between Vista and Windows 7, indicating that Windows 7 will be a refined version of Windows Vista.

Features and Changes

  • The default desktop for Windows 7 is clean and simple, and like almost everything in this release, is really quite impressive.

  • The first thing that you can’t miss is the new taskbar, which uses large icons instead of taskbar buttons and integrates Quick Launch functionality at the same time. You’ll notice in this screenshot that the Windows Media Player icon isn’t “active”, because I don’t have an instance open… but it’s been Pinned to the taskbar.


  • The popup preview thumbnails have been enhanced to show multiple windows side by side, which is much more useful than the Vista way, especially since Windows 7 combines windows by default: even if you have only two windows open, they will be combined into a single taskbar button.
  • When hovering over one of the previews, Windows 7 will automatically flip to that window so you can see in a larger view which window it is. Very useful for Word documents, I think.


  • The new taskbar buttons also have a new right-click menu, which gives you access to special folders or recent documents. There’s a new API that allows applications to add items to this list, so expect in the future for this to become a big deal.


  • If you don’t like the taskbar functionality, you can revert back to the Windows Vista method by opening up Taskbar and Start Menu Properties (right click \ Properties). The “Taskbar buttons” setting will let you turn off the single icon mode, and you can choose “Use small icons” to turn off the big icons.


  • The next thing you might notice is that there is no longer a “Sidebar” for the Gadgets… you’ll have to right-click on the desktop and choose Gadgets to add more, which can be dragged to the desktop anywhere you’d like. You’ll also notice you can get quick access to your resolution from here.


  • If you want to dock the gadgets to the side like you used to, you still can: If you drag the desktops to the side of the screen, they will dock there:


  • The Start Menu is roughly the same as before, although you’ll notice the Shut Down button is much simpler, and can be configured to a different action right in the Taskbar and Start menu properties screen.


  • You’ll notice the arrow next to Getting Started… whenever you see an arrow on a pinned item, you can hover over it to see a list of tasks on the right-hand side, with a rather fun “slide out” effect that I can’t really show in a screenshot.
In fact, it’s tough to show off the real “slickness” of the UI in these screenshots… you have to try it for yourself to understand: things are just smooth.


  • When you search, the taskbar “morphs” into a full-size search screen – a huge improvement from Vista, and the search results are pretty good, although still not perfect.


  • Another really slick new feature lets you maximize or tile windows by dragging them to one of the sides of the screen… for instance, you drag the current window to the left side of the screen and you’ll see a glass window effect…


  • And once you let go of the mouse, the window will take up exactly half of the screen. Very useful for tiling windows.


  • This also works for maximizing by dragging to the top of the screen… letting go of the mouse at this point would maximize the current window:


  • This also works if you drag a window corner to one of the edges of the screen, Windows 7 will let you make the window fill the whole space from top to bottom.


  • You might have noticed a little unused area on the taskbar right next to the clock… this is the new “Show Desktop” icon, with an added twist: if you hover your mouse over it, it will turn all of the open windows to glass, letting you see what is beneath. This would maybe be useful if you have desktop gadgets on the screen, or just want to see your wallpaper.

  • The system tray is also changed, with all extra icons being hidden behind a little arrow. You’ll also note that the current date is shown on the screen now, since the taskbar is taller.


  • One of the default items is important: the Action Center icon now consolidates all of the Windows Security error or notification messages into a single icon…


  • And even better, you get to choose which errors you want to hear about, and which ones you don’t. HUGE improvement over Vista.


  • By clicking on the wrench icon you can choose which notifications appear on the taskbar:


  • You can also change which security messages show up:


  • The Action Center is your new “hub” to review all of the messages and notifications… more on that in a future article, but one of the biggest changes in Windows 7 is hidden behind it… click on the User Account Control settings:


  • And you’ll see a new “Slider”, which lets you change the amount of UAC notifications, and by default UAC is nearly disabled for users with administrative rights. The only time you will see UAC messages is during a new application install.


  • Continuing through the Control Panel, there is a completely new panel for customizing your desktop using themes, with easy access to all the relevant settings from a single window.


  • Many of the windows that used to be separate dialogs are now integrated directly into the regular Control Panel, like this one for changing your display appearance:


  • A smaller thing to note… the Windows Experience score maximum has been increased to 7.9 instead of 5.9 in Vista.


  • One important thing to note is that when you go to your user folder, you will see a bunch of “Libraries”, which are essentially search folders banded together so you can find all your pictures, documents, or music in a single place. This feature is quite useful, but is going to take some time to get used to.


  • You’ll notice in the screenshot above there’s a new “Homegroup” item in the list, and yes, they’ve completely revamped network sharing in Windows 7 with a much simpler interface that we’ll cover in future articles.

Other Features

There’s a whole bunch of other features in Windows 7 that we don’t really have time to cover today…

  • New Calculator.
  • Internet Explorer 8 is integrated by default.
  • XPS Viewer integrated.
  • New versions of Paint and Wordpad with the “Ribbon” interface.
  • Revamped Windows Backup.
  • New “Home Groups” for sharing files and folders.
  • New, easier Wireless connections tray icon.
  • Media Center is Updated with new features.
  • Faster bootup and installation times.
  • Other stuff.

The other thing to note is that Windows Mail, Calendar, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker and Contacts have been removed from Windows 7 and are now part of the downloadable Windows Live Essentials.

Installing Windows 7

  • Startup installation screen is pretty familiar looking…


Should I Install Windows 7?

  • If you don’t mind the fact that it will stop working on August 1st, Windows 7 beta 1 is very stable and usable.

Do I Need a License?

  • Windows 7 works just like Windows Vista did… you can install it and run it in “Trial mode” for 30 days. Yes, this does mean that you can borrow the disc from a friend, or download it “illegally” and use it, at least for a trial period. (I’m not advocating piracy here).

It’s Only a Download?

  • That’s right, you will need to download the ISO image file and then burn it to a DVD in order to do an installation… I recommend ImgBurn.

What About Drivers?

  • Windows 7 uses the exact same drivers as Windows Vista, and by this point the majority of devices have drivers. You most likely won’t even need to install drivers, since Windows 7 has a lot more drivers included by default.

Important Installation Notes

  • When you get to the screen which recommends upgrading vs custom installation, I would recommend installing a new installation into a completely blank partition. If you want to test it on the same machine as Vista, you should dual-boot. I would recommend against using the upgrade feature unless you are very brave (also note that it only supports upgrading from Vista SP1)


  • Once it installs (which doesn’t take that long), you’ll be prompted for a computer name and user name:


  • You’ll be prompted for what your default homegroup settings are (personally I’d probably turn most of them off, but I’m security-conscious). Make sure to write down this homegroup password and save it somewhere!


  • From this point you will be able to get to your desktop, and start actually using Windows 7.

Windows 7 Bug

There is a known bug in Windows 7 that will potentially damage some mp3 files if you load them into Windows Media Player. You’ll want to make sure to install this patch, or turn on automatic updates once you have Windows 7 installed… it should update automatically. Arstechnica features the fix of the said bug.

and not to forget the minimum requirements needed for this Operating System.

Microsoft has published their minimum specifications for a system running Windows 7. Requirements for the 32-bit version are much the same as recommendations for premium editions of Vista, but the 64-bit version's are considerably higher. Microsoft has released a beta version of an upgrade advisor that scans a computer to see if it is compatible with Windows 7.

Minimum hardware requirements for Windows 7[71]
Architecture 32-bit 64-bit
Processor speed 1 GHz processor
Memory (RAM) 1 GB of RAM 2 GB of RAM
Graphics card Support for DirectX 9 graphics device with 128MB of graphics memory (for Windows Aero)
HDD free space 16 GB of available disk space 20 GB of available disk space
Optical drive DVD drive (only to install from DVD/CD Media)

Additional requirements to use certain features:

To download and check more of Windows 7, you can always go to Microsoft Website.

Identity Theft Crisis

its alarming now a days that identity theft is starting up again. With the economy crisis that different countries are experiencing, the rise of this act has seamlessly increasing. In the recent article that Yahoo featured, there was this 28 year old man who got caught with such act and was said stole 130m credit numbers. You can click on this LINK to see the article made by DEVLIN BARRETT, Associated Press Writer Devlin Barrett, Associated Press last Mon Aug 17, 6:57 pm ET for the said identity theft.

On the other hand, i have this educational ideas from Spamlaws, which gives out an educational statistical data about identity theft and how it had been affecting the monetary and some effects of this problem. According to Spamlaws, there was as large as 10 million Americans a year are becoming victims of this identity theft. Based on the 2003 and 2004 study, this data was compiled and analyzed in the so called "The Aftermath Study" to study and deliver to the public the effects of this crime and type of this crime.Here are some information that i got from this website.

Discovery of Victimization
  • 38-48% of victims find out about the identity theft within 3 months of it starting
  • 9-18% of victims take 4 years or longer to discover that they are victims of identity theft

Time Involved in Being a Victim
  • Victims spend from 3 to 5,840 hours repairing damage done by identity theft. This difference is due to the severity of the crime - for example a lost credit card versus the use of your social security number to become your "evil twin." The average number of hours victims spend repairing the damage caused by identity theft is 330 hours.
  • 26-32% of victims spend a period of 4 to 6 months dealing with their case and 11-23% report dealing with their case for 7 months to a year.

Monetary Costs of Identity Theft
  • 40% of business costs for individual cases of identity theft exceed $15,000. The Aberdeen Group has estimated that $221 billion a year is lost by businesses worldwide due to identity theft
  • Victims lose an average of $1,820 to $14, 340 in wages dealing with their cases
  • Victims spend an average of $851 to $1378 in expenses related to their case

Practical and Emotional Costs of Identity Theft
  • 47% of victims have trouble getting credit or a loan as a result of identity theft
  • 19% of victims have higher credit rates and 16% have higher insurance rates because of identity theft
  • 11% of victims say identity theft has a negative impact on their abilities to get jobs
  • 70% of victims have trouble getting rid of (or never get rid of) negative information in their records
  • 40% of victims experience stress in their family lives as a result of displaced anger and frustration over the identity theft
  • 45% of victims feel denial or disbelief
  • 85% of victims anger and rage
  • 45% of victims feel defiled by the identity thief
  • 42% of victims feel an inability to trust people because of the identity theft
  • 60% of victims feel unprotected by the police

Uses of Victim Information
  • More than one third of victims report that identity thieves committed cheque account fraud.
  • 66% of victims' personal information is used to open a new credit account in their name
  • 28% of victims' personal information is used to purchase cell phone service
  • 12% of victims end up having warrants issued in their name for financial crimes committed by the identity thief

Impostor Characteristics and Relationships to the Victim
  • 43% of victims believe they know the person who stole their identity
  • 14-25% of victims believe the impostor is someone who is in a business that holds their personally identifying information
  • The most common reported perpetrator in cases where a child's identity is stolen is the child's parent
  • 16% of identity theft victims are also victims of domestic harassment/abuse by the same perpetrator. These victims believe that the identity theft is used as another way for the abuser to continue and demonstrate his harassment and control.

Responsiveness to victims
  • Overall, police departments seem to be the most responsive to victims of identity theft, with 58% taking down a report on the victim's first request
  • 1/3 of victims have to send dispute information repeatedly to credit reporting agencies
  • Only 1/5 of victims find it easy to reach someone in a credit reporting agency after receiving their credit report
  • 20% of victims will have the misinformation and errors removed from their credit report after their first request for the credit reporting agency to do so

hope we could get a better resolution for this crime so we could always protect our personal information and not to be used for some stupid acts.

Aug 15, 2009

A Music <3

I just wanna share this music with someone. I no fan of this artist, but had this music playing in my ear over and over again. It do describes the imaginary butterflies I have with me now. I wish you knew and had felt the same.

Touch My Hands
*David Archuleta*

Saw you from a distance
Saw you from the stage
Something about the look in your eyes
Something about your beautiful face

In a sea of people
There is only you
I never knew what the song was about
But suddenly now I do

Trying to reach out to you, touch my hand
Reach out as far as you can
Only me, only you and the band
Trying to reach out to you, touch my hand

Can't let the music stop
Can't let this feeling end
'Cause if I do, it'll all be over
I'll never see you again

Can't let the music stop
Until I touch your hand
'Cause if I do, it'll all be over
I'll never get the chance again
I'll never get the chance again
I'll never get the chance again

I see the sparkle of a million flashlights
A wonder wall of stars
But the one that's shining out so bright
Is the one right where you are

Trying to reach out to you, touch my hand
Reach out as far as you can
Only me, only you and the band
Trying to reach out to you, touch my hand

Can't let the music stop
Can't let this feeling end
'Cause if I do, it'll all be over
I'll never see you again

Can't let the music stop
Until I touch your hand
'Cause if I do, it'll all be over
I'll never get the chance again
I'll never get the chance again

Saw you from the distance
Saw you from the stage
Something about the look in your eyes
Something about your beautiful face

Can't let the music stop
Can't let this feeling end
'Cause if I do, it'll all be over
I'll never see you again

Can't let the music stop
Until I touch your hand
'Cause if I do, it'll all be over
I'll never get the chance again
I'll never get the chance again
(Reach out to you, touch my hand)

I'll never get the chance again
(Reach out as far as you can)
I'll never get the chance again
(Only me, only you and the band)
Trying to reach out to you, touch my hand, yeah

Up and Going

I got things packed up recently. I got myself motivated again, with the help of people around. I've been slowly going back to what I have, doing my job with my utmost effort and being dedicated of more than hitting the said metrics. Lately i was very drained out, with the negative things circulating around me and finally had break those out. Just as i read this quote from one of our managers who are already leaving the company, "if you feel demotivated, always think back on why the hell in the first place you were here". I thank him so much for sharing such thoughts and now its up for the gold again.

Aug 14, 2009

A Cost Efficient and Fashionable Glasess

Everyday, a lot and lot of children are having eye problems cause by different factors. It could be because of too much radiation, rubbing the eyes or etc. I could even remember when I was a kid, that I was having an eyesight problems that eventually led to slight astigmatism with my left eye. I was terrified with it and the hell no will I wear such eye glasses because I would look nerd on such glasses.

But now a days, since fashion sunglasses was created, I could think twice wearing one. I mean if your gonna compare it to doctors prescribed glasses, it'll cost you like hundreds of dollars to have one. And having the same with Zenni Optical will only cost me $ 8 Rx eyeglasses which I just saw from Zenni Optical on TV!!!

Being practical now a days is essential since were having a critical time with our economy and there are a lot of branded glasses that offer hundred of dollars and up. When I've seen the video with Zenni Optical on TV!!! which features glasses that'll only cost more than $ 8 Rx eyeglasses, I would definitely give a High Five to Zenni Optical. I mean I'm thinking of how much money can people save with such eyeglasses knowing that its fashionable unlike the classic designs that we have before.

Now since most of our kids our going back to school since its gonna be school time already, imagine how much one set of Rx eyeglasses would cost for children having eye problems. I would bet it wont cost the same thing that Zenni Optical on TV!!! offers. And the worst scenarios is when they go to school and break, lose or misplaced it. I wouldn't spend more dollars just to have another one replaced and would be lost or broken again.

For me, I would rather spend a couple of dollars, which definitely I would give High Five to Zenni Optical. They don't just think of people's live, they actually think of people's savings as well. I would really commend them. Now I'm thinking which if these pair of glasses would I want to have for my kids in the future.

Aug 10, 2009

Difference of Men & Women: The Humorous & Scientific Comparison

i bumped in to this two funny differences about men and women. there could have been a lot of assumptions and theories with regards to gender differences and there could have been a lot of types of interpretations. but i find those two clever and funny at the same time. enjoy reading and site if this is true.

The Differences Between Men and Women
*Humorous Manner*
by Thomas Bätzler


First of all, a man does not call a relationship a relationship - he refers to it as "that time when me and Suzie was doing it on a semi-regular basis". When a relationship ends, a woman will cry and pour her heart out to her girlfriends, and she will write a poem titled "All Men Are Idiots". Then she will get on with her life.

A man has a little more trouble letting go. Six months after the break-up, at 3:00 a.m. on a Saturday night, he will call and say, "I just wanted to let you know you ruined my life, and I'll never forgive you, and I hate you, and you're a total floozy. But I want you to know there's always a chance for us". This is known as the "I Hate You/I Love You" drunken phone call, that 99% of all men have made at least once. There are community colleges that offer courses to help men get over this need; alas, these classes rarely prove effective.


Women prefer 30 - 45 minutes of foreplay. Men prefer 30 - 45 seconds of foreplay. Men consider driving back to her place as part of the foreplay.


Women mature much faster than men. Most 17-year-old females can function as adults. Most 17-year-old males are still trading baseball cards and giving each other wedgies after gym class. This is why high school romances rarely work.


Women look good in hats; men look like dinks.


Let's say a small group of men and women are in a room, watching television, and an episode of "The Three Stooges" comes on. Immediately, the men will get very excited; they will laugh uproariously, and even try to imitate the actions of Curly, man's favorite stooge. The women will roll their eys and groan and wait it out.


To their credit, men do not decorate their penmanship. They just chicken-scratch. Women use scented, colored stationary and they dot their "i's" with circles and hearts. Women use ridiculously large loops in their "p's" and "g's". It is a royal pain to read a note from a woman. Even when she's dumping you, she'll put a smiley face at the end of the note.


A man has at most six items in his bathroom - a toothbrush, toothpaste, shaving cream, razor, a bar of Dial soap, and a towel from the Holiday Inn. The average number of items in a typical woman's bathroom is 437. A man would not be able to identify most of these items.


Men's magazines often feature pictures of naked ladies. Women's magazine also feature pictures of naked ladies. This is because the female body is a beautiful work of art, while the male body is hairy and lumpy and should not be seen by the light of day.


A woman makes a list of things she needs and then goes to the store and buys these things. A man waits till the only items left in his fridge are half a lemon and something turning green. Then he goes grocery shopping. He buys everything that looks good. By the time a man reaches the checkout counter, his cart is packed tighter that the Clampett's car on Beverly Hillbillies. Of course, this will not stop him from going to the 10-items-or-less lane.

Going out:

When a man says he is ready to go out, it means he is ready to go out. When a woman says she is ready to go out, it means she will be ready to go out, as soon as she finds her other earring, finishes putting on her makeup...


When preparing for work, a woman will put on a Mondi wool suit, and then slip into Reebok sneakers. She wil carry her dress shoes in a plastic bag from Saks. When a woman gets to work, she will put on her dress shoes. Five minutes later, she will kick them off because her feet are under her desk. A man will wear one pair of shoes for the entire day.

Leg warmers:

Leg warmers are sexy. A woman, even if she's walking the dog or doing the dishes, is allowed to wear leg warmers. She can wear them any time she wants.

A man can only wear leg warmers if he is auditioning for the "Gimme the Ball" number in "A Chorus Line".


Women love cats. Men say they love cats, but when women aren't looking, men kick cats.


Men are vain; they will check themselves out in the mirror. Women are ridiculous; they will check out their reflections in any shiny surface--mirrors, spoons, store windows, toasters, Joe Garagiola's head.


Women use garages to park their cars and to store their lawnmowers. Men use garages for many things. They hang license plates in garages, and they watch TV in garages, and they build useless lopsided benches in garages.


For women, their favorite movie scene is when Clark Gable kisses Vivien Leigh for the first time in "Gone With The Wind". For men, it's when Jimmy Cagney shoves a grapefruit in Mae Clark's face in "Public Enemy".


Women look nice when they wear jewelry. A man can get away with wearing one ring, and that's it. Any more than that, and he will look like a lounge singer named Vic.


When a woman reaches menopause, she goes through a variety of complicated emotional, psychological, and biological changes. The nature and degree of the changes varies with the individual. Menopause in a man provokes a uniform reaction--he buys aviator glasses, a snazzy French cap and leather driving gloves, and goes shopping for a Porsche.

The Telephone:

Men see the telephone as a communications tool. They use the telephone to send short messages to other people. A woman can visit her girlfriend for two weeks, and upon returning home, she will call the same friend and they will talk for three hours.

Low Blows:

Let's say a man and a woman are watching a boxing match on television. One of the fighters is felled by a low blow. The woman says "Oh, gee, that must hurt." The man doubles over and actually feels pain.


If a woman is out driving and she finds herself in unfamiliar surroundings, she will stop at a gas station and ask for directions. Men consider this to be a sign of weakness. Men will never stop and ask for directions. Men will drive in a circle for hours, all the while saying things like, "Looks like I've found a new way to get there", and, "I know I'm in the neighborhood. I recognize that White Hen store".

Admitting Mistakes:

Women will sometimes admit making a mistake. The last man who admitted that he was wrong was Gen. George Custer.

Richard Gere:

Women like Richard Gere because he is sexy in a dangerous way. Men hate Richard Gere because he reminds them of that slick guy who works at the health club and dates only married women.


Ah, children. A woman knows all about her children. She knows about dentist appointments and soccer games and romances and best friends and favorite foods and secret fears and hopes and dreams. A man is vaguely aware of some short people living in the house.

Dressing up:

A woman will dress up to go shopping, water the plants, empty the garbage answer the phone, read a book, get the mail. A man will dress up for: weddings, funerals.

Nudity in Movies:

Every actress in the history of movies has had to do a nude scene. This is because every movie in the history of movies has been produced by a man. The only actor who has ever appeared nude in the movies is Richard Gere. This is another reason why men hate him.

David Letterman:

Men think David Letterman is the funniest man on the face of the Earth. Women think he is a mean, semi-dorky guy who always has a bad haircut.


Men take photography very seriously. They'll shell out $4,000 for state-of-the-art equipment, and build darkrooms, and take photography classes. Women purchase Kodak Instamatics. Of course, women always end up taking better pictures.


Men love to talk politics, but often they forget to do political things such as voting. Women are very happy that another generation of Kennedys is growing up and getting into politics, because they will be able to campaign for them and cry on election night.

Locker Rooms:

In the locker room, men talk about three things: money, football, and women. They exaggerate about money, they don't know football nearly as well as they think they do, and they fabricate stories about women. Women talk about one thing in the locker room--sex. And not in abstract terms, either. They are extremely graphic and technical, and they never lie.


Women do laundry every couple of days. A man will wear every article of clothing he owns, including his surgical pants that were hip about eight years ago, before he will do the laundry. When he is finally out of clothes, he will wear a dirty sweatshirt inside out, rent a U-Haul and take his mountain of clothes to the laundromat. Men always expect to meet beautiful women at the laundromat. This is a myth.


When reminiscing about weddings, women talk about "the ceremony". Men talk about "the bachelor party".


Female cheerleaders are cute, sexy, fresh, and all-American. Male cheerleaders are scary.


Men wear sensible socks. They wear standard white sweatsocks. Women wear strange socks. They are cut way below the ankles, have pictues of clouds on them, and have a big fuzzy ball on the back.


Little girls love to play with toys. Then, when they reach the age of 11 or 12, they lose interest. Men never grow out of their obsession wih toys. As they older, their toys simply become more expensive and impractical. Examples of men's toys: little miniature TV's, car phones, complicated juicers and blenders, graphic equalizers, small robots that serve cocktails on command, video games, anything that blinks, beeps, and requires at least six "D" batteries to operate.


A woman asks a man to water her plants while she is on vacation. The man waters the plants. The woman comes home five days later, to an apartment full of dead plants. No one knows why this happens.


Some men look good with mustaches. Those men are Tom Selleck and Burt Reynolds. There are no women who look good with mustaches.


With the exception of female body-builders, who call each other names like "Ultimate Pecs" and "Big Turk", women eschew the use of nicknames. If Gloria, Suzanne, Deborah and Michelle get together for lunch, they will call each other Gloria, Suzanne, Deborah and Michelle. But if Mike, Dave, Rob and Jack go out for a brewsky, they will affectionately refer to each other as Bullet-Head, Godzilla, Peanut Brain and Useless.

The Differences Between Men and Women
*Scientific Manner*
By Amber Hensley

Human relationships.
  • Women tend to communicate more effectively than men, focusing on how to create a solution that works for the group, talking through issues, and utilizes non-verbal cues such as tone, emotion, and empathy whereas men tend to be more task-oriented, less talkative, and more isolated. Men have a more difficult time understanding emotions that are not explicitly verbalized, while women tend to intuit emotions and emotional cues. These differences explain why men and women sometimes have difficulty communicating and why men-to-men friendships look different from friendships among women.

Left brain vs. both hemispheres
  • Men tend to process better in the left hemisphere of the brain while women tend to process equally well between the two hemispheres. This difference explains why men are generally stronger with left-brain activities and approach problem-solving from a task-oriented perspective while women typically solve problems more creatively and are more aware of feelings while communicating.

Mathematical abilities.

  • An area of the brain called the inferior-parietal lobule (IPL) is typically significantly larger in men, especially on the left side, than in women. This section of the brain is thought to control mental mathematical ability, and probably explains why men frequently perform higher in mathematical tasks than do women. Interestingly, this is the same area of Einstein's brain that was discovered to be abnormally large. The IPL also processes sensory information, and the larger right side in women allows them to focus on, "specific stimuli, such as a baby crying in the night."
Reaction to stress.
  • Men tend to have a "fight or flight" response to stress situations while women seem to approach these situations with a "tend and befriend" strategy. Psychologist Shelley E. Taylor coined the phrase "tend and befriend" after recognizing that during times of stress women take care of themselves and their children (tending) and form strong group bonds (befriending). The reason for these different reactions to stress is rooted in hormones. The hormone oxytocin is released during stress in everyone. However, estrogen tends to enhance oxytocin resulting in calming and nurturing feelings whereas testosterone, which men produce in high levels during stress, reduces the effects of oxytocin.


  • Two sections of the brain responsible for language were found to be larger in women than in men, indicating one reason that women typically excel in language-based subjects and in language-associated thinking. Additionally, men typically only process language in their dominant hemisphere, whereas women process language in both hemispheres. This difference offers a bit of protection in case of a stroke. Women may be able to recover more fully from a stroke affecting the language areas in the brain while men may not have this same advantage.


  • Women typically have a larger deep limbic system than men, which allows them to be more in touch with their feelings and better able to express them, which promotes bonding with others. Because of this ability to connect, more women serve as caregivers for children. The down side to this larger deep limbic system is that it also opens women up to depression, especially during times of hormonal shifts such as after childbirth or during a woman's menstrual cycle.

Brain size.
  • Typically, men's brains are 11-12% bigger than women's brains. This size difference has absolutely nothing to do with intelligence, but is explained by the difference in physical size between men and women. Men need more neurons to control their greater muscle mass and larger body size, thus generally have a larger brain.


  • Men and women perceive pain differently. In studies, women require more morphine than men to reach the same level of pain reduction. Women are also more likely to vocalize their pain and to seek treatment for their pain than are men. The area of the brain that is activated during pain is the amygdala, and researchers have discovered that in men, the right amygdala is activated and in women, the left amygdala is activated. The right amygdala has more connections with areas of the brain that control external functions while the right amygdala has more connections with internal functions. This difference probably explains why women perceive pain more intensely than do men.

Spatial ability.
  • Men typically have stronger spatial abilities, or being able to mentally represent a shape and its dynamics, whereas women typically struggle in this area. Medical experts have discovered that women have a thicker parietal region of the brain, which hinders the ability to mentally rotate objects-an aspect of spatial ability. Research has shown this ability in babies as young as 5 months old, negating any ideas that these abilities were strengthened by environmental influences.

Susceptibility to disorders.
  • Because of the way men and women use the two hemispheres of the brain differently, there are some disorders that men and women are susceptible to in different ways. Men are more apt to have dyslexia or other language problems. If women have dyslexia, they are more likely to compensate for it. Women, on the other hand, are more susceptible to mood disorders such as depression and anxiety. While handedness is not a disorder, these brain tendencies also explain why more men are left-handed than are women. Men are also more likely to be diagnosed with autism, ADHD, and Tourette's Syndrome.