Oct 31, 2009

Drown - Chase

I got so in love with this song. Thanks to John who shared this wonderful song. =)





Drown
*Chasen*

Walking the beach 4. A.M.
Listening to the waves as
they crash upon the sand.
It's just a Black Sea.
The moonlight and me.

It's sink or swim.
I'm drowning within you.
Somebody rescue me.
'Cause I'm goin' against the stream.
I fell in love with somebody like you.
And I know yeah that you wanted me to.
You told me who I was.
But I don't want to.
No, I don't want to.
I don't want to.
I don't wanna' drown.

Thinking about these words
How do they fit and
how do they come together?
What do they mean?
Once again, I'm alone,
And it's just me.

It's sink or swim.
I'm drowning within you.
Somebody rescue me.
'Cause I'm goin' against the stream.
I fell in love with somebody like you.
And I know yeah that you wanted me to.
You told me who I was.
But I don't want to.
No, I don't want to.
I don't want to.
I don't wanna' drown.

Oh, I don't wanna' drown.
No.

Yeah, it's sink or swim
I'm drowning within you
Somebody Rescue me.
'Cause I'm goin' against the stream
I fell in love with somebody like you.
And I know that, yeah, you wanted me to.
You told me who I was.
But I don't want to.

I fell in love with somebody like you.
And I know that, yeah, you wanted me to.
You told me who I was.
But I don't want to.
No I don't want to.
I don't want to.
I don't wanna' drown.
No. I don't wanna' drown.
Oh, I don't wanna' drown
No. no. no.
No, I don't wanna' drown.
No. no. no. no. no.
I don't wanna drown.

Saw VI - An Overview (SPOILERS ALERT!!!)

I was able to watch the premier of Saw VI in the cinema, which is presumably not shown here yet but was able to watch it with the help of my net friends, and was pretty amazed with the outcome of the movie. Saw VI is of course the sixth installment of the Saw film series and had begun their shooting last March 30, 2009 and was released in US as traditionally shown, the Friday before Halloween and also was shown in New Zealand and Australia prior to the release on October 22, 2009.

On Wikipedia which I also agree, Saw VI concludes the second trilogy of the Saw series that focuses on the posthumous effects of the Jigsaw Killer and the progression of his successor, Mark Hoffman. Hoffman sets up a new trap for an insurance executive while the FBI trails the last living Jigsaw accomplice suspect, Peter Strahm. The film's plot has a heavy emphasis on the present day economic struggle of the government attempting to regulate Healthcare in the United States.

Saw VI was directed by Kevin Greutert, who has served as the editor on all the past Saw films to date. Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, the writers for both Saw IV and V, have returned to write Saw VI. Charlie Clouser, who provided the score for all previous Saw films, also returned to arrange the score for the film.

My own view with the film, well it had shown more gore, elaborately and had shown more details on the pain and torturing part which made the film also one of the best Saw franchise after the Saw III. The ending and revealing part is perfectly done making you understand the movie from tip to end. If your gonna watch this franchise series, you have to watch first the other series so you will be able to relate with the story plot of this movie.

On the other hand, for those people who were not able to watch or cannot dare to watch Saw VI because of its not so good scene's, missed some show or had not understood the movie much because of the gory part, I'm gonna post out some plot links of the movie from I down to VI so your gonna be able to read the whole summary plot. This of course is made possible by our best friend Wikipedia.


*SPOILERS ALERT*


SAW VI


SAW V


SAW IV


SAW III


SAW II




.. enjoy reading and have a blessed Halloween.

Oct 29, 2009

Sony Ericson Equinox

I just received a news letter about new stuffs with Sony Ericsson and my eyes just drooled with the latest phone they had just released partnered with T-Mobile. The features are not so new but I like the metallic sleek design and all that stuffs about the phone. I am thinking how much would this cost here in the Philippines as a prepaid phone and I would really save up to be one of the first people to have this phone. Well to cut this introduction short, make wave for Sony Ericsson Equinox. *clap, clap, clap*







PHONE BASICS

Size
2.0 x 3.8 x 0.6 in. /93.0 x 50.0 x 14.1 mm

Weight
3.3 oz. / 95.0 gr

Screen
262.144 color TFT / 240x320 pixel

External Screen
128x36 pixels

Included battery
920 mAh

Talk time and Standby time
up to 10 hours / up to 16 days

Band (frequency)
850 MHz;900 MHz;1800 MHz;1900 MHz

Available colors
Carbon Black

Memory
Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) support (up to 16GB)

Phone memory
100MB*

Included Accessories
Battery, Charger, Hands-Free Headset



TOP PHONE FEATURES


Messaging
Text messaging

Fun
3.2 Megapixel camera with Video Capture
FM radio
Video capture/playback
Music player


Communication
Stereo Bluetooth® wireless technology
Picture messaging
3G Capable
Speaker phone

Information
GPS built-in
Micro SD memory slot



FEATURES AND DESCRIPTION


3.2 Megapixel camera with Video Capture
  • Capture special moments as photos or video clips. View them later on your phone, print them out or share them with family and friends by sending them to any e-mail address, T-Mobile camera phone.
Stereo Bluetooth® wireless technology
  • Connect your phone to your computer or stereo headset without any wires.
Picture messaging
  • Send pictures from your phone to others.
3G Capable
  • Quickly connect to the Internet via the 3G network anywhere within the T-Mobile USA 3G network. (too sad its just for US)
FM radio
  • Listen to your favorite stations from anywhere.
GPS built-in*
  • Get your real-time location on maps, driving directions, and more*
Video capture/playback
  • Capture and play back short video clips.
Music player
  • Play your favorite music wherever you are.
Micro SD memory slot
  • Add more memory for multimedia files, data, and more.
Text messaging*
  • The quick, quiet way to stay connected.
Speaker phone
  • Put down the phone and keep talking with a convenient speakerphone.

*Additional fees may apply

.. and the saddest part, this phone is not yet released in other countries except America. =(

Oct 26, 2009

Some Bath Robe to Think On

Things are changing and moving forward for me lately, and they abruptly come in a good position. So I decided to leave, move forward and do things outside of my shell which is of course kinda risky but adventurous as well. Then I'm off preparing things to buy and stuffs to bring in the new place where I am gonna be living with and gotta hold of the new bath stuffs that could be use there, in a different and sexy way *gees, talking about sexy stuffs*.

Well I tried some stuffs and I fell in love with the this terry bathrobe which I think fits perfectly especially after going out from the bathroom. I'm not going to live alone in one house so I think going out with just a towel wrap is pretty too intimidating especially if there's guys around. Or to be more conservative, a waffle bath robe would also be more appropriate. To think I can still go out and dry my hair while roaming around the house instead of a bath wrap on, which I think fits only in my home where I live. Well so much for that, I should be thinking what to do their instead of thinking what to or not to wear after taking a bath. It just sounds like I'm just going there to take a bath. Ha ha.

Because I'm a Girl with Sad Music Videos

Here's one of the saddest music video that I've seen way back before in during my school days. The song was originally sung by Kiss with the so sad love story, but preceded with revision of the song by 2nb ft freestyle, this time showing a tragic love story. It really gives me a teary eye after watching this music video. sorry cause i cant find a video with an English subtitle for the 2nd video but I think its understandable cause it shows the flashback of what happened.


*Kiss Video*






*2nd ft Freestyle Video*





Oct 25, 2009

Because of You - Boyce Avenue

There are a lot of things that already had threatened this mutual feelings we've been sharing. In different ways it had been fun but hurting at the same time. knowing that there are a lot of factors that are not enjoyable but the thought is that it just wont stop and we keep on coming back for more. As they say, people get idiots for some affection.




Because of You
*Boyce Avenue*

Want to but I can't help it
I love the way it feels
Just got me stuck between my fantasy and what is real
I need it when I want it
I want it when I don't
Tell myself I'll stop every day
Knowing that I won’t

I got a problem and I... (Don't know what to do about it)
Even if I did I don't know if I would quit but I doubt it
I'm taken by the thought of it...

And I know this much is true
Baby, you have become my addiction
I'm so strung out on you
I can barely move
But I like it

And it's all because of you (3x)
And it's all because...
Never get enough
She's the sweetest drug

Think of it every second
I can't get nothing done
Only concern is the next time
I'm gonna get me some
Know I should stay away from
‘Cause it's no good for me
I try and try but my obsession
Won’t let me leave

I got a problem and I... (Don't know what to do about it)
Even if I did I don't know if I would quit but I doubt it
I'm taken by the thought of it...

And I know this much is true
Baby, you have become my addiction
I'm so strung out on you
I can barely move
But I like it

And it's all because of you 3x
And it's all because...
Never get enough
She's the sweetest drug

Ain't no doubt
So strung out (2x)
Over you, over you, over you

Because of you
And it's all because of you
Never get enough
She's the sweetest drug
She's the sweetest drug

We Ride - Rihanna

Well this has nothing to do with the current issue that I have right now. I just want to reminisce with the song.





We Ride
*Rihanna*

[Chorus:]
Ride when we ride we ride
It's 'til the day that we die
When we ride we ride
It's 'til the day that we die

[Verse 1]
It's real late
'Bout a quarter to 1
Thinking about everything
We become
And I hate it
I thought we could make it
But I'm ready to jet this
Just wanna forget about it
I saw her pictures
And the letters she sent
You had me thinking
You were out we your friends
I'm so foolish
Play me like I'm stupid
'Cause I thought it was just you and I (oh)

[Hook:]
Now I look back on the time
That we spent and
I see it in my mind
Playing over and over again
'Cause boy right now
You got me breaking down
And I just can't figure out why
But this is what you say

[Chorus x2]

[Verse 2]
Visions in my mind
Of the day that we met
You showed me things
That I'll never forget
Took me swimming
In the ocean
You had my head up in the clouds
Made me feel like I'm floating (yeah)
You think I'm playing
When you know it's the truth
Nobody else can do it
Quite like I do
All my kisses
And my loving
But ain't nobody
Better than us

[Hook]

[Chorus x2]

[Verse 3]
I guess it's over
Indefinitely
But you and I know
It's not that easy
To let go
Of everything (everything) that we planned
And start all over again
Just blame yourself cause you blew it
I won't forget how you do it
Sweet baby
This is where the game ends now
Somehow wanna believe you and me
We can figure it out

[Chorus]

You finna make me say boy
I wish that you come hold me
When I'm lonely
When I need someone to talk to
You would phone me
Just like everything you told me
(when we ride we ride it's 'til the day that we die)
Boy you forgot about the promises
You made me
And now we'll let the memories
Just fade away
But I remember
What you used to say
(when we ride we ride it's 'til the day that we die)

[Chorus x2]

We ride

Oct 23, 2009

Don't Stop Believing - Glee Cast

For the record, this must be my most unproductive off ever, where all I did was sleep, play games and merry around not even bothering to eat. Well at least I am able to update my page for some stuffs but I still find it useless. The reason for this is pretty simple, ending a chance of happiness. Well for some this could be so patriotically exaggerated but hey, everybody goes to this trauma. And its very hard to deny that things sometimes cannot be controlled, even feelings cannot be manipulated by anybody but it can be triggered by something. I miss the old times when my phone would ring expecting something from him, get nagged by things with no sense or even start a cheesy talk with him of how to build the future. So much for those memories and it really makes me cry right now. But anyways I have to move forward, everybody should. Here's a song that I am totally in love with from the Glee series, made me realize of dreaming and believing of something, those "should have", "could have", "would have" things.




Don't Stop Believin'
*Glee Cast*

Just a small town girl
Livin’ in a lonely world
She took the midnight train going anywhere

Just a city boy
Born and raised in south Detroit
He took the midnight train going anywhere

A singer in a smoky room
The smell of wine and cheap perfume
For a smile they can share the night
It goes on and on and on and on

Strangers waiting
Up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching in the night
Streetlight people
Living just to find emotion
Hiding somewhere in the night

Working hard to get my fill
Everybody wants a thrill
Payin’ anything to roll the dice
Just one more time

Some will win, some will lose
Some are born to sing the blues
Oh, the movie never ends
It goes on and on and on and on

Strangers waiting
Up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching in the night
Streetlight people
Living just to find emotion
Hiding somewhere in the night

Don’t stop believin’
Hold on to that feelin’
Streetlight people

Don’t stop believin’
Hold on
Streetlight people

Don’t stop believin’
Hold on to that feelin’
Streetlight people

Glee

I had bumped and got addicted to this new series entitled Glee, launched by FOX which had his pilot episode last May and continued its series this last September. This series shows the different life of people being able to meet in one common things they enjoy and loved the most which is singing, in spite of the negative things happening around in their life and some objection preventing them to do things they wanted to do. And its comical in a sense, it's really funny.

Glee in the dictionary means extreme happiness, but with the series using this word, it shows the opposite thing. Glee Club has been a room for some social outcast in their school but they were still able to find ways to put the word "glee" in the things they love to do. And the good thing is it shows some of the most powerful and fresh voices of the cast. Performances are awesome and great, somewhat similar with High School Musical but it appeals as different since the idea and humor of the film is very modern. The movie actually has few things to ponder, a lot of things to laugh, things to love and dreams to relive with. I really commend this film and would recommend it to be a must watch.

Here are the main cast of Glee, of course made possible by my bestfriend Wikipedia:

Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) is McKinley High's Spanish teacher who becomes director of the Glee Club, hoping to restore it to its former glory. [read more]

Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) is head coach of the cheer leading squad or "Cheerios", and the Glee Club's "arch-nemesis". [read more]

Emma Pillsbury (Jayma Mays) is the school's mysophobic guidance counselor who has romantic feelings for Will. [read more]

Terri Schuester (Jessalyn Gilsig) is Will's demanding wife of five years. [read more]

Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) is the talented star of the glee club who is bullied by the Cheerios and football players. Rachel is an overly ambitious and assertive sophomore, with dreams of making it to Broadway. [read more]

Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith) is star quarterback of the school's football team who risks alienation by his friends to join the Glee Club. Monteith was attracted to the fact that Finn "isn't just a dumb jock", but instead "walks a fine line between following his dreams and balancing what other people expect of him. [read more]

Mercedes Jones (Amber Riley) is a fashion conscious, hot-tempered diva who refuses to sing back-up. In the pilot episode Mercedes auditions for the glee club by performing "Respect" by Aretha Franklin. [read more]

Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer) is a flamboyant singer who is bullied by the football team. In the pilot episode, Kurt auditions for the glee club by performing Mr. Cellophane from the musical Chicago. [read more]

Noah "Puck" Puckerman (Mark Salling) is a friend of Finn's on the football team who disapproves of Finn joining the Glee Club. Salling found it challenging to make the character "more than two-dimensional so he can be likable at the same time", which necessitated "find[ing] the balance between arrogance and cocky and sensible and likable". [read more]

Quinn Fabray (Dianna Agron) is Finn's girlfriend who is head of the Cheerios and president of the celibacy club. She is described by Agron as Rachel's enemy, and "terrible, the meanest girl". [read more]

Tina Cohen-Chang (Jenna Ushkowitz) is a Gothic student with a speech impediment. She auditions for the Glee Club in the pilot episode singing "I Kissed a Girl". [read more]

Artie Abrams (Kevin McHale) is an electric guitar player and paraplegic manual wheelchair user. McHale describes Artie as: "what you would call a nerd. He loves Glee Club with all his heart and uses it to escape the big bad world that high school can be just like the other members of Glee Club." [read more]


You can watch Glee full episodes in FOX or some free streaming website such as Tvshow7, etc.

Insulated Lunch Tote and some things to Dream for Kids

When I was a kid, it has always been my dream to have packed lunch made of course by your parents with tender loving care. Its just that it didn't happened due to different circumstances. But I was looking forward to have my own kids, hopefully *crossing fingers*, and would opt to give them and provide them the need of care. Showing them love and affection sometimes reflect on the personal things that people can see on them.

It's always my dream to provide them goodies which they should have and to let them know I care. Stating an example is when I am going to their school to provide them lunch, I would always want to bring insulated lunch tote so I could give them only freshly cooked food made by me of course. Or putting their cute little books, notebooks and pencils in a cute toddler backpack paired with a cute little dress which is a good sight especially for dress down days in school. And when going to different places during family day, with their future "Dad" to accompany them, nothing would be so much better to watch them taking a nap. It would be good of course to bring cute and sleek nap mat where they can take a rest.

And I've been dreaming those things to happen since I started living life in a different perception. Now I am thinking of how it could be done and made happen with. Hopefully it could happen the soonest, or maybe never. =(

Oct 20, 2009

Almost - Tamia

Made me realize something. Some bitter truth.





Almost
*Tamia*


[Verse 1]
Can you tell me
How can one miss what she's never had
How could I reminisce when there is no past
How could I have memories of being happy with you boy
Could someone tell me how can this be
How could my mind pull up incidents
Recall dates and times that never happened
How could we celebrate a love that's to late
And how could I really mean the words I'm bout to say

[Chorus]
I missed the times that we almost shared
I miss the love that was almost there
I miss the times that we use to kiss
At least in my dreams
Just let me take my time and reminisce
I miss the times that we never had
What happened to us we were almost there
Whoever said it's impossible to miss when you never had
Never almost had you

[Verse 2]
I cannot believe I let you go
Or what I should say I should've grabbed you up and never let you go
I should've went out with you
I should've made you my boo boy
Yes that's one time I should've broke the rules
I should've went on a date
Should've found a way to escape
Should've turned a almost into
If it happened now its to late
How could I celebrate a love that wasn't real
And if it didn't happen why does my heart feel

[Chorus]
I missed the times that we almost shared
I miss the love that was almost there
I miss the times that we use to kiss
At least in my dreams
Just let me take my time and reminisce
I miss the times that we never had
What happened to us we were almost there
Whoever said it's impossible to miss when you never had
Never almost had you

[Verse 3]
(sometimes I wanna rub ya, some nights I wanna hug ya)
And you seem to be the perfect one for me
You (some nights I wanna touch ya but tonight I wanna love ya)
You're all that I ever wanted
And you're my everything yes its true
Boy its hard to be close to you
My love
I know it may sound crazy
But I'm in love with you

[Chorus]
I missed the times that we almost shared
I miss the love that was almost there
I miss the times that we use to kiss
At least in my dreams
Just let me take my time and reminisce
I miss the times that we never had
What happened to us we were almost there
Whoever said it's impossible to miss when you never had
Never almost had you

I missed the times that we almost shared
I miss the love that was almost there (sometimes I wanna rub ya)
I miss the times that we use to kiss
At least in my dreams
Just let me take my time and reminisce (but tonight I wanna love ya)
I miss the times that we never had
What happened to us we were almost there
Whoever said its impossible to miss when you never had
Never, never almost had you (but tonight I wanna love ya)

Top 12 Quotes and Quotations

Here's a list of one of the most famous quotes and quotation that has existed made of course by some of the top people in the society before and now. I find the others new for me, but not the thought of it. Got this one from Famous Quotes and Quotation website which offers new quotes and stuffs to inspire you daily. You can even subscribed to them to receive daily quotes which I did of course. Anyways enjoy reading and happy reflecting.



Favorite Famous Quotes #1

I want to know God's thoughts... the rest are details.

....Albert Einstein -


Favorite Famous Quotes #2

100% of the shots you don't take don't go in.

....Wayne Gretzky -


Favorite Famous Quotes #3

'Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?'
'That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,' said the Cat.
' don't much care where --' said Alice.
'Then it doesn't matter which way you go,' said the Cat.
'--so long as I get somewhere,' Alice added as an explanation.

....Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland -


Favorite Famous Quotes #4

An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

....M.K. Gandhi -


Favorite Famous Quotes #5


Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.

....Dr. Napoleon Hill -


Favorite Famous Quotes #6

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.

...Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -


Favorite Famous Quotes #7


You can have everything in life that you want
if you just give enough other people what they want.

...Zig Ziglar -


Favorite Famous Quotes #8

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that,
but the really great make you feel that you,
too, can become great.

....Mark Twain -


Favorite Famous Quotes #9

Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.

....Samuel Johnson -


Favorite Famous Quotes #10

I made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it short.

...Blaise Pascal -


Favorite Famous Quotes #11

Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree.
In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.

....Larry Wilde, The Merry Book of Christmas -


Favorite Famous Quotes #12

Peace on earth will come to stay, When we live Christmas every day.

....Helen Steiner Rice -

Opportunity and Risk

"Opportunity knocks once..."

.. as what they say. But what if opportunity comes in a different forms making you leave important things in your life? Would you grab it or not? I'm on to that situation right now, realizing that I am somewhat leaving not just one, but almost everything that i grew up with, lived with and made plans with. I have to leave my friends, my city, my dreams and even some of my plans with the special person I have. What I don't get is, my friends are fine with it but not with him. Of course regression and doubts are with my friends, telling me if I am sure of it or not. But reflecting back on my plans with this one, I find it an opportunity to have a clean exit of my not so good life. I think really need to leave out my comfort zone and start living life the way everyone is living it. It's just sometimes hard to think that the people whom your expecting to support you, is even not there to support you. Now it's confusing me. Talking about meeting new horizons.

New Things

I have an invisible counter from LinkfromBlog which i suppose you cannot see. Can you see it? Ill give a hundred dollars if you can. Ha ha! I just found that one funny cause maybe I'm just too ignorant to have such counter being invisible. Anyways, yeah my friend invited me from this new blog thingy page, which of course helps advertisers create a link for different agenda. Of course the main purpose of this website is to advertise which you my blog is entitled. So people out there, you can advertise on blogs, just in case you wanted to. =)

Advertise with my Blog

Oct 18, 2009

Top 10 Conspiracy Theories

I have been a fan of conspiracy theories since I was able to read one of it. If your going to look at a different angle, its somewhat logical for such theory been theorized. Here is a list of some Conspiracy Theories that I found interesting. Credits to Listverse for this article.



(#10)
Philadelphia Experiment

The Philadelphia Experiment was an alleged naval military experiment at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, sometime around the date of October 28, 1943, in which the U.S. destroyer escort USS Eldridge was to be rendered invisible to human observers for a brief period of time. It is also referred to as Project Rainbow. The story is widely regarded as a hoax. The U.S. Navy has stated that the experiment never occurred, and furthermore, details of the story contradict stated facts about the Eldridge. It has nonetheless caused a significant ripple effect in many conspiracy theory circles, and elements of the Philadelphia Experiment are featured in many other government conspiracy theories.

According to some accounts, the experiment was conducted by a Dr. Franklin Reno (or Rinehart) as a military application of a Unified Field Theory. The theory, briefly, postulates the interrelated nature of the forces that comprise electromagnetic radiation and gravity. Through a special application of the theory, it was thought possible, with specialized equipment and sufficient energy, to bend light around an object in such a way as to render it essentially invisible to observers. The Navy considered this application of the theory to be of obvious military value (especially as the United States was engaged in World War II at the time) and both approved and sponsored the experiment. A navy destroyer escort, the USS Eldridge, was fitted with the required equipment at the naval yards in Philadelphia.



(#9)
The Third Secret of Fatima


The Three Secrets of Fatima are said to be three prophecies that were given by an apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary to three young Portuguese shepherds, Lucia Santos and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto. From May to October, 1917, the three children claimed to have witnessed this Marian apparition, which is today popularly described as Our Lady of Fatima. On July 13 the Virgin Mary is said to have entrusted the three secrets – in the form of prophecies – to the young visionaries. Two of the secrets were revealed in 1941 in a document written by Lucia to assist with the canonization of her cousins, while the third was to remain secret, although the bishop of Leiria commanded Lucia to put it in writing and to present it to the Pope.

A Catholic priest who has apparently seen the original text of the “third secret” of Fatima disputes the official interpretation of the secret released by the Vatican. Furthermore, he has asked key people in the Vatican about the text and has gotten no response. While the Priest’s comments are somewhat radical, they are not without merit, as he has seen the secret with his own eyes. Moreover, while the first 2 secrets are fairly obvious and clear, leading some to wonder why the third one is required to be examined by a team of experts because of its complexity.



(#8)

Pearl Harbor Was Allowed to Happen


This theory states that President Roosevelt (FDR) provoked the attack, knew about it in advance and covered up his failure to warn the Hawaiian commanders. FDR needed the attack to sucker Hitler to declare war, since the public and Congress were overwhelmingly against entering the war in Europe. It was his backdoor to war.

Theorists believe that the US was warned by, at least, the governments of Britain, Netherlands, Australia, Peru, Korea and the Soviet Union that a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor was coming. All important Japanese codes were broken. FDR and Marshall and others knew the attack was coming, allowed it and covered up their knowledge.



(#7)

Apollo Moon Landing Hoax
Apollo Moon Landing hoax accusations are claims that some or all elements of the Apollo Moon landings were faked by NASA and possibly members of other involved organizations. Some groups and individuals have advanced alternate historical narratives which tend, to varying degrees, to state that the Apollo Astronauts did not land on the moon, and that NASA created and continues to perpetuate this hoax.

Moon hoax proponents devote a substantial portion of their efforts to examining NASA photos. They point to various issues with photographs and films purportedly taken on the Moon. Experts in photography (even those unrelated to NASA) respond that the anomalies, while sometimes counterintuitive, are in fact precisely what one would expect from a real Moon landing, and contrary to what would occur with manipulated or studio imagery. Hoax proponents also state that whistleblowers may have deliberately manipulated the NASA photos in hope of exposing NASA.



(#6)
Jewish World Domination
This theory, in recent history, extends mainly from the booklet The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, which are widely considered to be the beginning of contemporary conspiracy theory literature. The Protocols are considered by some to be an anti-Jewish literary forgery that purports to describe a Jewish plot to achieve world domination. Numerous independent investigations have repeatedly proven it to be a plagiarism and a hoax, yet numerous independent investigations have shown it to be a factual document.

The text was popularized by those opposed to Russian revolutionary movement, and was disseminated further after the revolution of 1905, becoming known worldwide after the 1917 October Revolution. It was widely circulated in the West in 1920 and thereafter. The Great Depression and the rise of Nazism were important developments in the history of the Protocols.



(#5)
Princess Diana was Murdered by the Royal Family
In 1997, Princess Diana (Princess of Wales) and Dodi Fayed (son of Mohamed Fayed, owner of the Ritz Hotel and Harrods) were killed in a car accident while trying to get away from press photographers in Paris. The scandal surrounding their relationship (Dodi was Muslim whilst Diana was the mother of the future head of the Church of England) has led many people to speculate that they were actually killed in order to prevent further scandal to the throne of England.

Polls suggest that around a quarter of the UK public, and a majority of people in some Arab countries, believe that there was a plot to murder Diana, Princess of Wales. Motivations which have been advanced for such a conspiracy include suggestions that Diana intended to marry Dodi Fayed, that she intended to convert to Islam, that she was pregnant, and that she was to visit the holy land. Organizations which conspiracy theorists suggest are responsible for her death have included French Intelligence, the British Royal Family, the press, the British Intelligence services MI5 or MI6, the CIA, Mossad, the Freemasons, or the IRA.



(#4)

Global Warming is a Fraud
The suggestion of a conspiracy to promote the theory of global warming was put forward in a 1990 documentary The Greenhouse Conspiracy broadcast by Channel Four in the United Kingdom on 12 August 1990, as part of the Equinox series, which asserted that scientists critical of global warming theory were denied funding.

William Gray, phD (a pioneer in the science of hurricane forecasting) has made a list of 15 reasons for the global warming hysteria. The list includes the need to come up with an enemy after the end of the Cold War, and the desire among scientists, government leaders and environmentalists to find a political cause that would enable them to ‘organize, propagandize, force conformity and exercise political influence. Big world government could best lead (and control) us to a better world!’ In this article, Gray also cites the ascendancy of Al Gore to the vice presidency as the start of his problems with federal funding. According to him, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration stopped giving him research grants, and so did NASA.



(#3)

John F. Kennedy’s Assassination
The assassination of John F. Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the United States, took place on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, USA at 12:30 p.m. CST (18:30 UTC). Kennedy was fatally wounded by gunshots while riding with his wife Jacqueline in a presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza. The official investigation by the Warren Commission was conducted over a ten-month period, and its report was published in September 1964. The Commission concluded that the assassination was carried out solely by Lee Harvey Oswald, an employee of the Texas School Book Depository in Dealey Plaza.

A number of conspiracy theories exist with regard to the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. Such theories began to be generated soon after his death, and continue to be proposed today. Many of these theories propose a criminal conspiracy involving parties such as the Federal Reserve, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the KGB, the Mafia, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director J. Edgar Hoover, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Fidel Castro, George H. W. Bush, Cuban exile groups opposed to the Castro government and the military and/or government interests of the United States.



(#2)

UFO Recovered at Roswell
The Roswell UFO Incident involved the recovery of materials near Roswell, New Mexico, USA, in July 1947, which have since become the subject of intense speculation, rumor, questioning and research. There are widely divergent views on what actually happened, and passionate debate about what evidence can be believed. The United States military maintains that what was recovered was a top-secret research balloon that had crashed.

By the early 1990s, UFO researchers such as Friedman, William Moore, Karl Pflock, and the team of Kevin Randle and Don Schmitt had interviewed several hundred people [11] who had, or claimed to have had, a connection with the events at Roswell in 1947. Additionally, hundreds of documents were obtained via Freedom of Information Act requests, as were some apparently leaked by insiders, such as the disputed “Majestic 12″ documents. Their conclusions were that at least one alien craft had crashed in the Roswell vicinity, that aliens, some possibly still alive, were recovered, and that a massive cover-up of any knowledge of the incident was put in place.



(#1)

9/11 was Planned by the US Government
Many conspiracy theories have been presented concerning the September 11, 2001 attacks, many of them claiming that President George W. Bush and/or individuals in his administration knew about the attacks beforehand and purposefully allowed them to occur because the attacks would generate public support for militarization, expansion of the police state, and other intrusive foreign and domestic policies by which they would benefit.

Proponents point to the Project for the New American Century, a conservative think tank that argues for increased American global leadership, whose former members include ex-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Vice President Dick Cheney and several other key Bush administration figures. An 1990 report from the group stated that “some catastrophic and catalyzing event — like a new Pearl Harbor” would be needed to budge public opinion in their favor.

Oct 17, 2009

Months and Counting

Its been two months of a requited affection. A total of 8 weeks of survival with the ordeals that had been flourishing from here and forth, both are trying to hold each others horses to prolong happiness. This month has been all half acquainted with fears and tears reflecting on the reality that are within. Its too obvious that life and everything around us are starting to change as expected but with an unexpected consequences. For me it was a challenge to pursue and being able to bring back the old silly me. I've learned how communication affects whatever, and how this can also be a struggle just to keep everything in shape for us. For 56 days, I've learned how to think and care for him more. For 1,344 hours, I've learned to love him more. But I'm still waiting for the stars to fall down cause I have to wish repeatedly, if that what it takes to keep him forever. Happy 2 months Alles! I'd like to share this song, thanks for being the "Everything". <3





On the Way Down
*Ryan Cabrera*

Sick and Tired of this world
There's no more air
Trippin' over myself
Goin' nowhere
Waiting
Suffocating
No direction
And I took a dive

And on the way down
I saw you
And you saved me
From myself
And I won't forget
The way you loved me
On the way down
Almost fell right through
But I held onto you

I've been wondering why
It's only me
Have you always been inside
Waiting to breathe
It's alright
Sunlight
On my face
I wake up and yeah, I'm alive

'cause on the way down
I saw you
And you saved me
From myself
And I won't forget
The way you loved me
On the way down
Almost fell right through
But I held onto you

I was so afraid
Of going under
But now
The weight of the world
Feels like nothing, no, nothing

Down, down, down
You're all I wanted
Down, down, down
You're all I needed
Down, down, down
You're all I wanted
You're all I needed

And I won't forget the way you loved me

All that I wanted
All that I needed

On the way down
I saw you
And you saved me
From myself
And I won't forget
The way you loved me
On the way down
I almost fell right through
But I held onto you

Down, down, down
But I held onto you
Down, down, down
But I held onto you

Oct 14, 2009

A Call for An Optimistic Outlook



*direct Statement*

I'm part of the Lost Generation
And I refuse to believe
that I can change the World

I realize this may be a shock but
"Happiness comes from within"
is a lie, and
"Money will make me happy"
So in 30 years I will tell my children
they are not the most important things in my life.
My employer will know that
I have priorities straight because
work
is more important than
family
I tell you this
Once upon a time
Families stay together
but this will not be true in my era
this is a quick fix society
Experts tell me
30 years from now I will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of my divorce
I do not concede that
I will live in a country of my own making
In the future
Environmental destruction will be the norm
No longer can it be said that
My peers and I care about this earth
It will be evident that
My generation is apathetic and lethargic
It is foolish to presume that
There is hope.

And all of this will come true unless we choose to reverse it.



*reversed statement*

And all of this will come true unless we choose to reverse it.
There is hope.
It is foolish to presume that
My generation is apathetic and lethargic
It will be evident that
My peers and I care about this earth
No longer can it be said that
Environmental destruction will be the norm
In the future
I will live in a country of my own making
I do not concede that
30 years from now I will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of my divorce
Experts tell me
this is a quick fix society
but this will not be true in my era
Families stay together
Once upon a time
I tell you this
family
is more important than
work
I have priorities straight because
My employer will know that
they are not the most important things in my life.
So in 30 years I will tell my children
"Money will make me happy"
is a lie, and
"Happiness comes from within"
I realize this may be a shock but

that I can change the World
And I refuse to believe
I'm part of the Lost Generation


...the logical sense of being optimistic and being able to reverse the negative truth in the world. Simple but astounding.


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Oct 12, 2009

I'm still breathing - Katy Perry

I am still and hope had not left me. Slowly its gonna die out, I'm sure.





I'm still breathing
*Katy Perry*

I leave the gas on, walk the alleys in the dark
sleep with candles burning, I leave the door unlocked
I'm weaving a rope and, running all the red lights
did I get your attention cause I'm sending all the signs (that)
the clock is ticking, and I'll be giving my two weeks
your favorite shade of black, you best prepare a speech
say something funny, say something sweet
but don't say that you loved me

Cause I'm still breathing
And we've been dead for a while
this sickness has no cure
we're going down for sure
already lost a grip
best abandoned ship

Maybe I was too pale, mabye I was to fat
maybe you had better, better luck in the sack
no formal education and I swore way to much
but I swear you didn't fucking care cause we were in love
so as I write this letter and shead my last tear
its all for the better than we had this year
lets close this chapter, say one last prayer
but don't say that you loved me

Cause I'm still breathing
And we've been dead for a while
this sickness has no cure
we're going down for sure
we've been diagnosed, so lets give up the ghost
Cause I'm still breathing
And we've been dead for a while
this sickness has no cure
we're going down for sure
already lost a grip
best abandoned ship

...oh I'm still breathing...
...I'm still breathing...

Life After the Consequence

Sleepless times is really present. Sometimes its really hard to break a habit especially if you get used and loved it. I really had set my minds that nothing is happening but its hard faking it. You roll over to your bed, left and right thinking what to do and how to evade those thoughtful memories, but whatever you do its still lingering. Just hate the thought about it. But nevertheless, everything has its own ending, just had to have a positive thought. I always have have it, and I always believe myself to be always optimistic. I'm emotionally strong, I always can fake everything out. Faking things out has its own hard times, but I had get used to it. I just hate the thought that I have to do again, after all those times. But at least I know, the problem was not mine. Misunderstanding, mistrust and wrong thinking has been all the root of this mishap. Moving forward, as what our previous supervisor use to say, life has to get going.
**Edit: Too glad it already ended... =)

Unpredictable Change

It just had been well said that change is constant. Everything do really has its way of starting and ending up things in life and nothing stays permanent that had make me conclude that there is no happily-ever-after. Ironic but its the sad truth, sometimes life has its own way of telling you that you cant be happy forever, you have to learn it sometimes in the hardway and life has its own way of teaching it to. Somtimes, whatever lessons you've learned before, its not enough for you to commit another one. You thought that its not gonna happent again but never be complaisant about that. Life for a couple of weeks for me has been perfectly fine, not just word fine but extremely perfect. But because of a wrong action, everything went out handed. Not in the way it was planned nor the way it was actually foreseen. As they said, you have to live with consequences and deal with it. I just never thought that all those plans, dreams and wishful thinking had somewhat threatened and was endangered. There a saying that "why waste your good times with a single bad times", but it just came to my thought that sometimes, you have to learn what it takes to deal bad times to protect your good times.

Oct 9, 2009

Saw VI

Then I realized, aside from this month being an Octoberfest for some country, is the start off parade of horror genre movies or what they usually called the Horrorfest. So expect movies showing this month to be scary, gory or somewhat disturbing. And never did I know, that this coming halloween is the realease of one of my awaited movies, Saw VI. I just saw the trailer and it was really, really, really freaking me out. I am really, as in so excited to watch the sixth franchise of the film. Here's the awaited trailer of this film including the leaked scene. Enjoy.



Sorority Row


I really had made most of my off by watching movies. And yeah I was able to watch the latest movie, Sorority Row. This film reminds me of the story plot of "I Know What You Did Last Summer" with the excitement and twist of the movie "Scream". But nevertheless If your fan of those kind of movies, this is a must watch. Not to give you much of the spoilers but if you want to know what really happened in the movie, just click on this SPOILER. But if possible, please don't cause your gonna run out of interest with the movie. The movie is really fine, I had my own screaming moments especially some of the scenes and I kinda miss this kind of movies which I really love watching way back before when I was studying. And not mentioning that the girls there are really modern showing the best of today's glam and stubbornness. It shows how sisterhood are bonded defying the law of humanity on life and was punished by their guilt and stupidity. The women who played the movie are seriously known women in the world of entertainment and had been known for their different shows.
  • Briana Evigan (she's the girl in the Step Up 2)
  • Leah Pipes (who appears on different tv shows and movies notably as Jody in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
  • Rumer Willis (daughter of Demi Moore and played one of the characters in House Bunny)
  • Jamie Chung (a cast member on the MTV reality series, The Real Word)
  • Margo Harshman (most likely best known for her role of Tawny Dean on the Disney Channel series Even Stevens)
  • Audrina Patride (appearing on the reality show The Hills and then landed a minor role in Into the Blue 2: The Reef)
  • Carrie FIsher (most famous for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy and her bestselling novel Postcards from the Edge)
And by the way, the film is actually a remake of the 1983 slasher film The House on Sorority Row, directed by Mark Rosman. Produced by Summit Entertainment and written by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger. Here's some trailer that you might enjoy and be aware of before watching the show.



VocaPeople

Wow, as in amazingly WOW! This is one hell of a talent. Keep it up guys.





Here is the track list of the songs that they had sung.

Intro: Era - Ameno
1. Johann Sebastian Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D minor
2. Hallelujah
3. The Entertainer
4. Chordettes - Mr. Sandman
5. Glen Miller - In The Mood
6. Elvis Presley - Tutti Frutti
7. Beach Boys - I Get Around
8. Doobie Brothers - Long Train Runnin'
9. Madonna - Holiday
10. Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
11. Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
12. Mori Kante - Yeke Yeke
13. Nirvana - Smells like teen spirit
14. Spice Girls - If you wanna be my lover
15. Los Del Rio - La Macarena
16. Rednex - Cotton Eyed Joe
17. Britney Spears - Hit Me Baby One More Time
18. Baha Men - Who Let the Dogs Out?
19. C+C Music Factory - Gonna Make You Sweet (Everybody Dance Now)
20. Will Smith - Switch
21. Madagascar 5 vs. KK Project - I Like To Move It

Oct 8, 2009

New Moon, The Twilight Saga

I just cant get enough of the trailer of the New Moon, which precedes after the movie Twilight. The movie shows the love triangle between a girl named Bella and her two admirers lovers, Jacob and Edward. Both of her lovers are of course, supernatural, cause they possess different bloodlines of their heritage. Here is the rundown of the trailers of the movie, I really had the pleasure of looking at it over and over again. Anyways, they're gonna release the movie this November 20, 2009 and I am still waiting when is the premiere night of this movie cause I am really dying to watch it.





*Trailer 1*




*Trailer 2*




*Trailer 3*

Enchanted


I just had finished watching the movie "Enchanted" because of my boredom and impatient waiting for my must-see-shows to buff up. Just to give you an idea of this movie, Enchanted is a 2007 American fantasy-comedy-musical movie which was produced and distributed by of course, the fantasy maker company Walt Disney. The movie Stars Amy Adams who plays the role of Giselle, who I am also confused what star Disney Princess is she. The story started where she's supposed to marry her prince which was played by James Marsden (Cyclops in Xmen movie). Then as the fairy tale story goes, there comes an evil step mother to object the existence of their love pushed her in the well which brought her to the present world. Then there, she met Patrick Dampse who played as Robert Philip, whose a pessimist in love because of the unfortunate event that he encountered with it. He was supposed to be proposed to his long time date Idina Kim, but when Giselle went in to the show, her dream of proposal went out of hand. Of course dont forget Giselle's prince charming going out to the real world to save her princess knowing everything didnt went on to the story. But nevertheless in the end, the story still ended happily ever after. I regreted that I wasn't able to finish the movie when I started it years ago and I really cried watching it. I just felt emotional cause the movie is really cheesy, knowing that fairy tales are, but its just the thought how they created it and made it a different one which is enticing to watch with. Oh well, that made my night, dreaming of happily ever after. =)

Oh and by the way, the music on the film are all good especially on the ball and last music track where it was played when Idina Kim become the princess and married the prince. I felt like a kid watching and listening to it at the same time. Haha.

Use Your Love - Katy Perry

This is a nice revision of the song Use your Love by the Outfield which shows version is proposed to a female friend, somewhat a male version of the song. This time its the female one and its quite good.






Use Your Love
*Katy Perry*


I know you know my boyfriend is out of town
so have a drink, let's talk it over
So many things I shouldn't be saying now
You know I like my boys a little bit older
I just wanna use your love
tonight, tonight, tonight. tonight, tonight
I don't wanna lose your love tonight

All my girls are no where to be found
they all split when I'm in trouble
but I'll tell you all my secrets if you stick around
the 'undercover-lovers' under the covers
I just wanna use your love
tonight, tonight, tonight. tonight, tonight
I don't wanna lose your love tonight

I just wanna use your l-o-v-e, l-o-v-e
I just wanna use your l-o-v-e, l-o-v-e
I just wanna use your l-o-v-e, l-o-v-e, l-o-v-e

try to stop my head from spinning
too much to drink - not making sense
been a while since I've been with someone new
but I can't stop the way I'm feeling

As you leave please would you just close the door
now that our love affair is over
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you're exactly what I was looking for
well find a shoulder to cry upon

I just wanna use your love
tonight, tonight, tonight, tonight - tonight!
I don't wanna lose your love tonight
I just wanna use your love
tonight, tonight, tonight, tonight - tonight!
I don't wanna lose your love tonight
I just wanna use your love
tonight, tonight, tonight, tonight - tonight!
I don't wanna lose your love tonight

You don't mean nothing at all to me
You don't mean nothing at all to me
You don't mean nothing at all to me
You don't mean nothing at all to me
You don't mean nothing at all

I think I'm done fuck'n singing this song
I think I'm done fuck'n singing this song
I think I'm done fuck'n singing this song
I think I'm done fuck'n singing this song
Singing this song, song, song song

Oct 6, 2009

Heroes Season 4, Volume 5, Redemption

On May 4, 2009, NBC did was able to confirm that their going to release the fourth season which contains the volume five, Redemption. And had just recently released premiere on September 21, 2009 which aired the 60th episode of this TV show entitled Orientation. Its a 2 hour premiere that shows where the story started showing them of our previous Heroes starting their own separate new lives. Too glad, that wikipedia.org is too updated about the season episodes and their summary plot which are very enticing to read and honestly, I am dying to watch those. I could check my favorite websites and even my supervisors are already downloading the Heroes new series. Currently they are already 3 episodes release including the first pilot episode for this volume which is Orientation, Jump Push and Fall, Ink and Acceptance. Next off which are not had been aired are Hysterical Blindness, Tabula Rasa, Strange Attractors and Once Upon a Time in Texas. I've been reading already the shows plot and trust me, you'll be wanting to watch the movie as well. Well I am going to watch mine in my favorite website which airs the TV show as well. See you and have a happy Heroes experience.

Oct 3, 2009

The Greatest Advice

Got this one from the pass on emails that I received in my work. I never had the chance to read the whole book but I have been hearing good things about this book. Hopefully if I wouldn't be that busy, I'll buy this book and start reading on. I wanna share this piece of advice that was from the book. Hope it inspires you like it did to me.


THE GREATEST ADVICE
*Rick Warren, the Purpose Driven Life*

Don't date because you are desperate.
Don't marry because you are miserable.
Don't have kids because you think your genes are superior.
Don't philander because you think you are irresistible.

Don't associate with people you can't trust.
Don't cheat. Don't lie. Don't pretend.
Don't dictate because you are smarter.
Don't demand because you are stronger.

Don't sleep around because you think you are old enough & know better.
Don't hurt your kids because loving them is harder.
Don't sell yourself, your family, or your ideals.
Don't stagnate!

Don't regress..
Don't live in the past. Time can't bring anything or anyone back.
Don't put your life on hold for possibly Mr. Right.
Don't throw your life away on absolutely Mr. Wrong because your biological clock is ticking.

Learn a new skill.
Find a new friend.
Start a new career.
Sometimes, there is no race to be won, only a price to be paid for some of life's more hasty decisions.

To terminate your loneliness, reach out to the homeless.
To feed your nurturing instincts, care for the needy.
To fulfill your parenting fantasies, get a puppy.
Don't bring another life into this world for all the wrong reasons.

To make yourself happy, pursue your passions & be the best of what you can be.
Simplify your life. Take away the clutter.
Get rid of destructive elements: abusive friends, nasty habits, and dangerous liaisons.
Don't abandon your responsibilities but don't overdose on duty.

Don't live life recklessly without thought and feeling for your family.
Be true to yourself.
Don't commit when you are not ready.
Don't keep others waiting needlessly.

Go on that trip. Don't postpone it.
Say those words. Don't let the moment pass.
Do what you have to, even at society's scorn.

Write poetry.
Love Deeply.
Walk barefoot.
Dance with wild abandon.
Cry at the movies.

Take care of yourself. Don't wait for someone to take care of you.
You light up your life.
You drive yourself to your destination.
No one completes you - except YOU.

It isn't true that life does not get easier with age.
It only gets more challenging.
Don't be afraid. Don't lose your capacity to love.
Pursue your passions.

Live your dreams.
Don't lose faith in God.
Don't grow old. Just grow YOU!

When you give someone your time, you are giving them a portion of your life that you'll never get back.
Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give to someone is your time.
Relationships take time and effort, and the best way to spell love is T-I-M-E because the essence of love is not what we think or do or provide for others, but how much we give of ourselves.
God is good all the time!

Texas Salsa and Jalapeno Mixes

Recently, I've been missing a lot of food trips that me and my best friends does because of my work. More often, I use to go out and eat with my team mates, which I don't do much often and we dont eat much special foods that we used to with my friends. Lately I had been craving for something new to my taste and something that will excite my taste buds. I was planning to take some chips and nachos for this week which I don't eat much. Of course for me, its very unusual to eat those foods because I'm really not that chip-and-nacho lover knowing that it wont make you feel full because its a lightweight snack. But here's something that could excite this snacks which I just discovered, which I find good especially for me who are really not that hefty when it comes to side dishes or appetizers.


Most people claim that this salsa is the most delicious salsa that doesn't require any cooking. Judging with the looks and smell, its really are tempting. You can imagine cowboy stuffs and camping at night while indulging to this salsa, which I should have bought when we went to our camp trip team building.



Jalapeno word is new to me but olives and relishes are not. Later on I found out that Jalapeno is a kind of pepper. Well I don't eat hot sauces or relishes but my friends does, and they say it was so good that it'll fly your eyes out of your head. I can't imagine the sarcasm on that phrases but I will presume that its really that hot then. Well this goes out for those people who are does know how lavish and indulge spicy and hot mixes.