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Titanic Actress Dies at 100

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PROFILE

Name:     Gloria Frances StuartBorn:      July 4, 1910Place:     Santa Monica, California USAOccupation: Actress, PainterYears Active:    1932-1946;1975-2004Died: September 26, 2010 (aged 100), Brentwood, California, USACause of Death: Respiratory Failure

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS

► She is an American Actress, appeared on stage, television and film in Hollywood for more than 70 years.

► One of the Hollywood's Golden Age Actress.

► She is best recognize for her role as Claude Rain's sweetheart in the The Invisible Man.

► Nominated as a Supporting Actress in Oscar Awards, Golden Globe and  Screen Actors Guild Award for playing the 101 year-old Rose in the film "Titanic". Her performance in the movie was a model role which made her famous to younger audiences.

► She remains the oldest actress to be nominated for an Academy Awards.

► She was the only cast member of Titanic who was alive when at the time of the actual disaster.

► In 1998, she was chosen by the People&…

Chris Evans is Captain America

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     Captain America: The First Avenger will hit cinemas around the world this July 22, 2011. This American Superhero war film is based on the Marvel Comics character Captain America . This films stars Chris Evans as Captain American himself, directed by Joe Johnston and script written by David Self, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, and Joss Whedon. This movie will be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This film is scheduled to be released in 3-D.
     The movie will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America. 

     I hope Chris Evans will give justice to the role as Captain America. Well, based on his previous movies as superhero, he did a great job as the Human Torch in Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
     I'm sure this is a good movie to watch out for!

Akala (Isang Konsepto ng Misunderstanding)

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Ang bilis ng araw, akalain mo Sabado na ngayon akala ko nga Friday pa eh. So heto na naman ako nakaharap sa computer, nag-iisip kung anong pwedeng makabuluhang gawin sa hinaharap. Binilang at iniisip ang mga bagay na nangyari sa akin sa nagdaang panahon. Akala ko walang masyadong nangyari sa akin, akalain mo marami din pala.      Noong una, di ko inakala na sa Maynila ako makahanap ng trabaho na gusto ko. Trabaho na may malaking sweldo. Guro ako dati. Akala ko habang buhay na akong magiging guro. Akala ko, hanggang dun lang ako. Pero mali ako. May mga bagay pala na kaya kung gawin, hindi lang ang pagtuturo. Akala ko, sa paglisan ko sa pagtuturo ay magiging masaya na ako. Akala ko lang pala yun. Nakakalungkot mang sabihin, pero namimiss ko na din ang pagtuturo. Ngunit ganun paman, natutuwa pa din ako sa kung ano man ang narating ko.  Akala ko makakalimutan na ako ng mga estudyante ko kapag huminto ako sa pagtuturo. Akala ko lang din pala yun. Natutuwa ako na makita at maramdaman na sa …

Things You Can Do When You Experience Afternoon Slump

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I always felt sleepy and bored specially after lunch or in the afternoon.  In English, this is what they called "Afternoon Slump". In the Philippines, its what we called "hapontukin" syndrome or the "katamaran" moment due to "wala ng magawa sa office". Sometimes, I always get caught sleeping in my table or station by my boss maybe because she hears me snoring from her office which is just a cubicle away from my table. I really don't understand why I have this afternoon slump even if I have regular sleep schedule. 

According to David F. Dinges, Ph. D. associate professor in the psychiatry Department at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphi, "This sudden slump is a normal, healthy, expected function of our circadian rhythms, the built-in biological clocks that regulate our sleep/wake systems". He added that there is dip in the middle of the afternoon when sleepiness reappears, our natural nap zone. 

So since …

The Apotheosis of The Lost Soul

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My faith was tested when an incident about keeping confidential information was unintentionally shared to other people. It was a mistake that take a toll on my work and my credibility in keeping confidential information was in question. It was an honest mistake. Unintentional. Unforgiven. And was never given a second chance. The very first incident. The very first mistake. But never the end of my life.
I was put on the spotlight unprepared. Caught unaware. I was like a criminal waiting for his sentence. I was like a prey waiting for his predator to completely devour him to pieces. For a moment I couldn't remember who I am, what are my intentions and dreams. I couldn't remember my purpose. It's like my world stops from spinning, my heart stops from breathing. Is this really happening? Yes! It is happening!
I began asking myself, "What have I done wrong to deserve this attention?". Doubts came in. Fear shook my inner being. Can I really survive the stardom or will it…

60 Ideas To Achieve a Healthy Lifestyle

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What is a Healthy Lifestyle?
     According to Wikipedia, Lifestyle is a term to describe the way a person lives. Its a set of behaviors, and the senses of self and belongings which these behaviors represent, are collectively use to define a given lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle would be a way of living that would result in a healthy mind, body and spirit. According to Buddha: The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, nor to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
     We live in a busy and chaotic world. Find time to enjoy, spending quality time with your family, engage in a very  relaxing activities or even doing basic exercise can sometimes be impossible. If you are not motivated to exercise or eat healthy food its also impossible to integrate painless ways to be healthier.

     Lately, I've been bombarded with stressful activities so I list down some ideas that you can do to stay an…

Ang Buhay Nga Naman

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Gaano ba kahalaga ang buhay mo? Ang halaga ba nito ay nasusukat sa salapi? Pano natin to pinahahalagahan? Sa pamamagitan ba ng pag-aalaga ng ating buong katawan at isipan? Gaano ba natin kamahal ang sarili natin? 
Bawat isa ay may paraan kung paano natin pinapahalagahan ang buhay at ang sarili. Sa aking sariling panananaw, ang pag respeto sa sarili ay isa sa pinapamagandang paraan ng pagmamahal sa sarili. Kung buhay naman ang pag uusapan, ang isa sa pinakamabisang paraan ay ang Pananalig at Paniniwala sa Puong Maykapal, ang makapangyarihan at ang may likha ng lahat ng bagay dito sa mundo. Minsan sa buhay hindi maiiwasan na ito'y puno ng kagalakan o di naman kaya'y kalungkutan. 
     Life!...oh life!...ohhh.. lifee... tododot doott...(Ayun sa tono ng kanta ni Des'ree, ang babae na mukhang lalaki...joke!). Ano nga ba ang buhay? Hindi madali ang buhay, madalas nga nating marinig na "life is unfair", unfair nga lalo na kung ang mukha mo naman ang problema mo sa buhay. …

Lesson Learned from a Cracked Pot

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I've read this parable a long time ago about the Two Cracked Pot. The first time I read it brought me in tears because I realize that everything in me is not bad at all. Everything that is in me is made for a purpose. I believe I am wonderfully made for his purpose. I am not ashamed of my physical appearance. I am not ashamed of the flaws that I have for I believe God gave it for a reason. Please read the story and be inspired and motivated.  
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An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots , each hung on the ends of a pole , which she carried across her neck. One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water , at the end of the long walk from the stream to the house , the cracked pot arrived only half full. For a full two years this went on daily , with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots of water. Of course , the perfect pot was proud of it…

10 Reasons Why We Need To Hope

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I received this text message from a friend, "Thanks for sharing, by the way." , with that title above. The message gives me hope and believe that there's always a rainbow after the rain (parang kanta lang). According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, HOPE means "to expect with confidence". To expect with confidence means TRUST. Hope originates from Old English hopian; akin to Middle High German hoffen to hope. The word was first known use before 12th century.  Anyways, more about the origin of hope, so here's the list why everyone should keep their eyes on hope. I also give some of my inputs with each  reasons.
Whatever happens, God is always in control. God is the creator and the controller of the universe and everything in it, whether animate or inanimate. God controls everything and He can turn nothing into something.The best is yet to come. God has prepared the very best blessing for you. If you lose something, it means its not yet the best. It…

Steps on How to Take a Relaxing Bath

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Taking a bath is one of the most enjoyable things I love to do almost everyday. Sometimes, i take a bath about 3 or 4 times in one day, depending on how I feel. Baths are enjoyable, whether your doing it  as a way of cleansing yourself on a daily basis or just to relax. Personal hygiene is important so that we can maintain a good image to our community and in the eyes of people we interact everyday. Personal hygiene, like properly taking a bath, can gain better self image and self confidence. 

    Some say take taking a bath is evident, but most of them we only know the first time we learn to take a bath. 

Take off your clothes and put them neatly in a clothes bin or just pile it neatly. Prepare your tub (if you have one). Make sure that the door is close and locked! Fill your tub with water. If you don't have a bath tub, be creative if you want a relaxing bath, you can get a big bucket where you can fit in, or you can use the back of a pick up truck or if you have kids at home, use…

The Audition

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Nakakatuwa at nakakaaliw manuod ng isang paligsahan. Karaniwang nakikita sa ating mga telebisyon ang mga paligsahan na kung saan ipinapakitang gilas ng mga ito ang talento sa pag awit, sayaw o drama, o di naman kaya paligsahan sa pagpapaganda, . Minsan naisip ko na din kung sakali ako ay sumabak sa isang patimpalak-- ano kaya ang pakiramdam? Hindi maikakaila na sa isang paligsahan, lalong lalo na sa Telebisyon, ay dumadaan ang lahat sa isang "Audition". Bawat tao ay sinusuri ng mabuti at pinipili sa kung sino man ang sumabak sa grand finals. Kung iisipin mo hindi rin madali ang pagsali sa mga paligsahan lalo na kung ang kaakibat nito ay malaking halaga at ang maging kilala sa kung ano mang larangan ang iyong sinalihan.
     Bawat tao ay gusto maging kilala at sikat sa kung ano mang klaseng talento meron sya. Ngunit, hindi lahat nabibigyan ng pagkakataon. 
     Napagtanto ko, na ang buhay ng isang tao ay hindi madali. Bawat isa ay dumadaan sa isang "Audition". Ar…

A lesson learned from my Nephew

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I got the chance to take a week leave from work last three weeks for Davao. Its a mixed emotion  though, as the original reason of taking a leave is to attend my Best friend's wedding, but  I didn't realized that its my Father's birthday on that same day. However, I'm excited to see my nephew after haven't seen him for a long time. 
     Living and working away from my family and relatives makes me feel I am not part of my family anymore. I felt that I don't know them. I felt like I'm a stranger to anyone in the house, though I constantly take a leave for a short vacation from time to time or if there is an opportunity. Sometimes, they tend to joke around that I really cannot catch up. I know its just a feeling but I cant help it, that's what I feel. 
     The first thing I did when I arrived is to see my nephew.  I know he wont recognized or remember anything about me. The first thing I have the chance to takes care of him is when he is about a few …

Teachers: Our Modern Day hero

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"What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation" -- Marcus Tullius Cicero
TEACHING: AS PROFESSION
There is no other profession like teaching. It can be very exciting, depressing, rewarding, exhausting and can be extremely fun. Teaching is a very demanding career to choose. It is also the most rewarding one. A person who will choose to become a teacher someday should understand and know the importance of imparting something to your students. Teaching means giving something that will shape the minds of the children like how to write and read, discover how plants grow and understand math problems. Choosing to teach is choosing to make a difference in the lives of the future generation. Teaching means showing love of learning and dealing with discoveries. It means giving the children an avenue or tool they can use so that they can also discover on their own. 
Teachers nowada…