Monday, June 29, 2009

What I am currently reading: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

I finally got a hand on the book of Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers. Thanks to the Fullybooked GC I've won from Teacher Ria.. I got this one just 2 weeks ago.

Since I about to graduate in College soon.. and like everyone else, I start to come to think about the future, money stuff, ambitions and careers. What the hell would I do in my life?

and thats why I bought this book. Although I did plan to buy this book even way back in Dec. I kept holding it back since I am not much into this sort of books. Luckily, I had the GC so there I go and went and bought this one.

Good choice.

Although I am still halfway finishing the book, I must say the book is a really good book for reads.

Outliers is a compilation of stories of sucess.

Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Paul McCartney,Mozart.. all these sucessful people.. what do all of them have in common?

And besides, whats different of this book from other books on sucess?

This is whats different..

Outliers is the story behind the story of sucess. People who helped them become who they are, instances that made them sucessful and luck that made them what they are.

Here are some few things the book I find interesting:

* the mathew effects: they say, two people being compared- One being born in the months of Jan-March and the other in the later months of the same year will have a different chance of success. It all relies in the advantage of time.

* 10,000 hour rule: to be able to master something, one must invest 10,000 hours of practice.

* Sucess is unreachable by yourself, it is by the help of your family, friends and community

* Its not all about IQ and school achievements. The troubles of being a Genius is that sometimes they overthink things. and there are sucessful people that are streetsmart instead of being smart in school.

*Taking the less traveled road. Sucess is not about going with the flow. There are those people who took the less traveled road and because only few people took the risk, they were rewarded.

* Luck and Chance are necessary. There are such things as timing in success. When the chance appears in fron of you, you should know when to grab it..
*Never Give up. I know this line is medyo laspag for story of success. But if theres one line a sure proof for sucess.. this is the one.

It all made sense.

and now I start to contemplate again about my future. but somehow I feel more secure with it.

I just need to do the 10,000 hour rule. :)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Adoption Corruption

(I was looking around in twitter world when i suddenly stumbled in AJ's Twit.)

Hindi ko alam kung matutuwa ako o mapipikon dito.
At hindi ko rin naman sigurado kung si Angelina Jolie nga ito..

I just hope its not her....

basahin ang kanyang twit:

tsss.. nakakababa ng tingin sakanya..


ano yan hayop? Basta nalang mag tuturo ng bansa tapos mag-aadopt? Hindi ba yon adoption corruption?

This is sick! ugh.

Oh hi there.

Sorry Blog if I was amiss these past few days. You know how busy I am with lots of stuff.

Just want to let you know how giddy I am that I am now going to start to "learn" something in my Life list...

I am going french!


Thank God for Ipods.


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Eating my way through TWN.

So here's what happened: within 3 weeks in Taiwan, the land of Big Chickens, I almost spent 2/3 of my money in food! hahahhaha

so watch and see where it went...

Strawberry coated with carmelized sugar.. 10 NT (or 15pesos) but we were once naloko in Shilin Night market wherein the price was 30NT (45 pesos) with only 5 piece of strawberry!
In china, its only 2 yuan (14 pesos), with bigger piece of strawberry..

BBQ stand.. with persian taste and all types of meat.. I tried- Chicken,pork and sheep.
35NT per stick (about 48 pesos). Taste okay, but I love filipino bbqs better.

Fried dumplings.. 8pieces for 35 NT.. taste like any dumplings... :)

gastronomic foodtrip!

Spicy fried squid. 50NT (75 pesos)

I don't know why their's is bigger that ours. and I don't know why their's are straight.. now I'm wondering if what we are eating were only the tentacles..

Subway Sandwich anyone?

what we ate in Taipei 101

Chocolate Chip Cookie from Subway! sarap! I wish I brought home some!

and its a good size! yummy!

See its that Big.. not bad eh?

Its a customary for me to try out something different from known fastfood chains in different countries, so here is KFC..

Of course KFC spicy chicken sandwich.. it was good. though a bit expensive 170(?) NT for the meal.

Bread house in Taipei 101

breads and more breads.. it smell so good! I bought a chocolate cupcake and forgot to take a photo of it.. needless to say it was good.

people who went to the trip knows how important coffee is. With early wake up calls, your coffee is your bestfriend. I love this coffee.... I think Mr. Brown is a famous brand of coffee in TWN.

me like this Mr. Brown Blue Mountain coffee much.... :)

What we ate in Modern Toilet! Mixed seafood noodles set meal, 210 (?)NT
thought it was ingenious, but the food was a bit blah and a tad expensive.
well, its a must experience(for picture taking haha).. i guess. :)

Chinese Sausage Corndog in Night Market

I tried one in a cafe in the Taipei Aqua Museum...
and it tasted weird. hahaha. I swear the american version is much better!

All sorts of Chicken part and cuts
its crazy how people love eating chicken here. :)
Some other crazy ihaw-ihaw tusok tusok I didn't dare to try anymore.
I don't want to have LBM in another country, mahirap na.

A street full of streetfood! love it!

Cheese anyone?
Raspbery Ice tea(?). I am not sure what this was.. but seeing it personally, they are red small fruits placed and swimming in a big balde with ice and water... ewan.. basta it taste ok naman.. :)
Bacon wrapped asparagus
Yum! :)

yeah.. a night of foodtripping!

much as we would like to try, we can't read nor understand what some of the foods are.. so what we did was to stick with what we can identify. hahaha. :)

the line for this food stand was so long that the line even looped next to a house..
another tusok tusok ihaw ihaw food...

I tried the Small Sausage (red ones) in Big Sausage( White ones)..
I didn't quite like it.. the white sausage was rice (?) i think... and I'm not really a big fan of chinese sausage..

more food choices...
food food food and more!

Spicy Fried Chicken "pops"
This one I love. for 50NT (small) or 100NT (big) you can't stop eating this one!
yum.. but watch out for some small bones..

siu pao! hot buns!
till here.. more next time
wait for part 2! :)

Friday, June 12, 2009


just making an update... :)

well, i do hope you guys can catch in TV my brother and cousin as they make their way in the RORO contest, last episode is on June 13, 6-7pm at Studio 23!
2 more days and we're back to school.. wonder if people would start wearing mask inside the campus? should I wear one too?

when will The Proposal show in the phil.? I wanna watch! Also wanna watch UP! (3D please!) :)
anything else? nothing much... just busy with some stuff.. thats it!

Happy Independence Day!