Mitch Albom’s Time Keeper


CONTAINS SPOILERS !

Man alone measures time. Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures. A fear of time running out.

Time Keeper is a fictitious book by Mitch Albom. Since it’s by him, it’s bound to have a spiritual feel to it and it does only it doesn’t hold me as much as his non-fiction books do. Then again, a descently written true story still holds me more than a book of fiction does no matter how good fiction is written.

The book is written in a unique way where a sentence, or part of it is highlighted in bold and the rest of the paragraph or sentence is not. I’m not quite sure what the reason is for doing so and what was  Mitch Albom’s criteria for choosing which to highlight. For dramatic effect maybe? If that’s the case, it didn’t have that effect on me. It only got me confused somewhat. If it worked for you, please do enlighten me. Continue reading

Hollow City – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children official sequel!


It’s official! Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, a novel by Ransom Riggs infused with authentic vintage photographs, has an official title – “Hollow City” – and a release date!

Announced released date is 14 of January 2014. Still some 7 months of waiting but hopefully it will be worth it.

Entertainment Weekly’s Shelf Life has an exclusive excerpt. Read it here!

I haven’t read the excerpt and I choose not to. It’s just a me thing. I don’t want to get all excited (more than I already am). The release date has been postponed once. Still about half a year away, things can still happen that might (I hope not) delay the release again. But! There’s a very specific date given already so I do hope it stands.

Season one of Rizzoli and Isles. It felt like a Fanfic.


I was hoping to make just one post about Rizzoli and Isles series. Just one long post and that’s it. But, as a fan of Tess Gerritsen’s work and detective stories, I just can’t resist not writing more.

I finally finished the first season and I guess I now have the right to judge it. Rather late but hey, better late than never! (says the person who’s almost always late to class)

If this series was set to have a dark theme or if people thinks it is, it’s not. To my standards, it’s not. Not with how they presented Dr. Isles. Take it from someone who has read the books it’s based on. Continue reading

Rizzoli & Isles Series: When my favorite author’s book comes to life. Book Vs Series


Tess Gerritsen is my favorite author for a number of reasons. When I heard years ago that they were going to make a series based on her medical thrillers, I got really excited. But I didn’t watch it.

The series isn’t it available here in our country. I could watch it through the net but I wanted it to progress to a few seasons first. A good sign that a series is any good is that it advances to a few seasons. At least 3 seasons was my quota. I am a bit critical because after all, this is based on the work of my favorite author.

The series is now 3 seasons down going for a 4th so I decided to finally start watching. But honestly it wasn’t because of this that I decided to start watching. It was because of Castle’s 5th season ending. Castle was the only series I was following and since the season ended and it would be quite some time before the 6th season would start, I was left with nothing to watch. Then I remembered this series, looked it up on google and decided it was time I started on it. Continue reading

Crawling around my house trying to shoot Bravo.


I’m not really much of a marksman. My aim isn’t as steady as I want it but it’s good enough I suppose. Aiming at a rather awkward position doesn’t help either.

There I was lying on my belly on the tiled floor of our living room. It seemed like the target haven’t noticed what it was that I was up to. He has sensed my presence but still oblivious to my purpose.

And then, I raised my weapon.

He had quick reflexes. He gained considerable distance from me before I could even take proper aim. Just like that I had almost lost him. Target: Bravo.  Continue reading

Effective Procrastination: Methods and Future Study


Darn.. I think I’ve mastered all 5 methods. I think I can now be nominated for Master Procrastinator!

Tastes Like Onion

Abstract

            Procrastination is the act of engaging in another activity. Through a case study of one female individual, five effective procrastination methods and examples will be discussed. Recommendations for future study include replicating results in a controlled environment, and study into alternative procrastination methods.

Introduction

            Procrastination, a “self-imposed frustration” (Andreou, 2007, p. 183), is described by Solomon and Rothblum (1984) as “the tendency to delay initiation or completion of important tasks to the point of discomfort” (Howell & Watson, 2007, p. 167), and is a difficult behavior trait for individuals to overcome. The lure of engaging in another activity is both satisfying and depraved, and leads afflicted individuals into a “preference loop,” as described by Andreou (2007). Howell and Watson (2007) found that procrastination is associated with “greater disorganization and less use of cognitive and meta-cognitive strategies” (p. 167).

Despite any comprehensive literature review to the contrary, through…

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Sometime I wish I delved with drug dealing a bit more before going into med school.


I became a drug dealer because my grandmother is one.

When I was still a clueless little kid, I saw my grandma counting wads of bills in her office and I declared that someday I’m going to be just like her. Rich!

And so, as a less clueless teenager,  I became a  drug dealer at 19. Continue reading