Sunday, February 10, 2008

differing friendship

A rabbit and an eagle have become unlikely best friends in China.

Eagle and rabbit /Lu Feng

The owner of the eagle put the rabbit in its cage at Beizhamen Bird Market, Zhengzho City, for the bird's dinner.

But instead of following its predatory nature, the eagle made friends with the startled but fortunate rabbit.

"The rabbit very humbly combs the eagle's feathers with its mouth," the surprised owner told Oriental Today.

"The eagle is four-months-old, and I threw him the rabbit for food, but apparently he doesn't know how to enjoy his meals."

Tear Jerker

I was watching demi moore’s classic movie ghost last night and I still could not stop my self to cry. The first time I saw that movie was 15 years ago and it still had me until now. I never lost interest. Ghost as far as I'm concerned will forever be a romantic classic. It is passionate and touching. Ghost shows the love that transcends even death. The chemistry between Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze is incredible. They make a real romantic connection just through their eyes. This is real tear jerker movie.. better watch it again…

Saturday, February 9, 2008


Love is in the air. Dating is the sort that makes love sprout between lovers. Where is the best place to bring your date during valentines? Here are the tips..

1. Resto bar

Listen to live bands playing love songs and sweet dance with your date

2. Mountain Top

Nature tripping and see the mountain views. You can do horse riding with your date. Pick a flower somewhere and give it to her.

3. Adventure Ride
screech with roller coaster rides. Let your love reach the heights.

4. Big Screens
Going out watching movie with your date is the most typical and most common way to celebrate valentines. It doesn’t matter whether the movie is good or bad because both of you will not be watching it. Heehee! You will find out what I mean when you follow this 4th tip

5. Chilly day away
Go to Baguio or Tagaytay and experience the cold climate with your date. You can also go grab some alcohol to warm yourselves and express what you feel to your date.

Friday, February 8, 2008

It's Me (nah)

In the old days when people studied traditional grammar, we could simply say, “The first person singular pronoun is “I” when it’s a subject and “me” when it’s an object,” but now few people know what that means. Let’s see if we can apply some common sense here. The misuse of “I” and “myself” for “me” is caused by nervousness about “me.” Educated people know that “Jim and me is goin’ down to slop the hogs,” is not elegant speech, not “correct.” It should be “Jim and I” because if I were slopping the hogs alone I would never say “Me is going. . . .” If you refer to yourself first, the same rule applies: It’s not “Me and Jim are going” but “I and Jim are going.”

So far so good. But the notion that there is something wrong with “me” leads people to overcorrect and avoid it where it is perfectly appropriate. People will say “The document had to be signed by both Susan and I” when the correct statement would be, “The document had to be signed by both Susan and me.” Trying even harder to avoid the lowly “me,” many people will substitute “myself,” as in “The suspect uttered epithets at Officer O’Leary and myself.”

“Myself” is no better than “I” as an object. “Myself” is not a sort of all-purpose intensive form of “me” or “I.” Use “myself” only when you have used “I” earlier in the same sentence: “I am not particularly fond of goat cheese myself.” “I kept half the loot for myself.” All this confusion can easily be avoided if you just remove the second party from the sentences where you feel tempted to use “myself” as an object or feel nervous about “me.” You wouldn’t say, “The IRS sent the refund check to I,” so you shouldn’t say “The IRS sent the refund check to my wife and I” either. And you shouldn’t say “to my wife and myself.” The only correct way to say this is, “The IRS sent the refund check to my wife and me.” Still sounds too casual? Get over it.

On a related point, those who continue to announce “It is I” have traditional grammatical correctness on their side, but they are vastly outnumbered by those who proudly boast “it’s me!” There’s not much that can be done about this now. Similarly, if a caller asks for Susan and Susan answers “This is she,” her somewhat antiquated correctness is likely to startle the questioner into confusion.