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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

For You Guys and Girls

In my mind: It's holiday~~!!
Actually I still have Basic Ecology mid-test tomorrow and DNA Technology on Friday..
It just feels so great when I'm already free from such thing called R-E-P-O-R-T...

After I write the "Alice" post, I took my time reading my friend's blog..
It really is been a long time~~
One of them that attracts me (it usually does) is Meirina's newest post about LOVE.. (Welcome back to the world of blogging, Mei!! ^O^)
And it reminds me to a nice post about it..
It's taken from this awesome blog..

WHAT IS LOVE? The Four letter “L” Word.

“Whoever is without love does not know God, 
for GOD IS LOVE!” ~ 1 John 4:8
If God is Love… Then why is He hardly 
the center of most of our relationships?

If God is Love… Then why not ask HIM for advice 
when it comes to understanding what TRUE LOVE is? 
Going to anyone else is like going to a Honda
 Dealership for a Volkswagen part.

WORD OF THE DAY: incentive. Something, such as the fear of punishment or 
the expectation of reward, that induces action or motivates effort.

FUN FACT: Boys follow incentives. 

If you date a boy while he’s still a boy, guess what? He’ll stay a boy. This is because you REWARD HIM 
before he has a chance to grow up. BUT if you make a boy WAIT and become a MAN before 
he can date you, this will eliminate the odds of you dating a jerk! 
Believe it or NOT, guys who are made to WAIT are far more likely 
to be faithful to you, than the average guy!

* * *
If any of you “NICE GUYS” are reading this, and you can RELATE to 
what I’m saying, then here’s some words of encouragement for you: “Nice guys DON’T finish last. 
They LAST to the finish.” If a girl passes you up because she wants to date a GUY 
that her girlfriends think is cuter, then it’s HER LOSS.
DON’T rush into random relationships in hopes of eventually finding 
the right person! BE PATIENT. Let God write your love story. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather have a LOVE STORY filled 
with twists and turns, than a bunch of failed relationships full of 
Let Go and Let God!

MY ADVICE: “Don’t date someone unless you consider marrying them.” “WHAT?!? Have you lost your mind??” 
Let’s sit and think about it. When you date someone, YOU might think it’s 
”just for fun,” but there’s no way of predicting FEELINGS that might 
eventually grow. What if you FALL for someone, and they don’t fall 
for you? Who gets hurt? 
What if you date someone for fun, sex, and scamming, 
and they end up falling for you? Now they’re the one who gets hurt? In other words, make sure you choose carefully who you date because FEELINGS 
are involved. If you play with feelings, you can REALLY hurt someone. 
In fact, some of you are STILL hurt because of a few people you’ve dated. 
So take dating seriously. PLEASE. MY ADVICE: Don’t “play” hard to get. BE hard to get!

Having a great “LOVE LIFE” 
means MORE than finding the right person. 
You also have to BE the right person!

-author unknown-
~Stay blessed!~

Alice Featuring Avril and Anastasia

I just saw Avril Lavigne's newest video clip..
It's a soundtrack from 2010 fantasy adventure film directed by Tim Burton..

I've seen this movie at the theater before..
I just haven't wrote the review yet..
Well, one of the message I got from this movie is "live your dream"..
There's nothing wrong with dreaming about something crazy and beyond everybody's imagination..
Someday it could become your strength and your specialty to face the real world.. Who knows?!
The movie's story plot is based on Lewis Carroll's two novels: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass..

Alice Kingsleigh (Mia Wasikowska), a daughter of Charles Kingsleigh (Marton Csokas), often dreams about a land which she called "Wonderland" when she was a little. Now, she already grown up into a 19 years old teenager and here comes the time for her to receive a proposal from her father business partner's son named Hamish (Leo Bill). The proposal is held in a garden party where Alice sees a white rabbit in a rush of something. Then she decides to follow the rabbit to a tree's trunk until she falls down into a hole. The hole carries Alice to Underland (which she mistakenly called "Wonderland"). There she meets the White Rabbit, Dormouse, Dodo bird, and the Tweedels. The White Rabbit is so sure that she is the right Alice, but Dormouse is adamant that she is not the Alice who will fight Jabberwocky on Frabjous Day, according to the forecast. Jabberwocky is a dragon-like creature owned by the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter). Alice also meets Absolem the blue caterpillar (Alan Rickman), the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), the March Hare (Paul Whitehouse), and the Cheshire Cat (Stephen Fry). Absolem later reminds Alice about her childhood dream of Underland. That all her imagination at that time becomes real. On the Frabjous Day, Alice's childhood  mind-game of mentioning 6 impossible things before breakfast helps her defeating the Jabberwocky. She says: "I try to believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast. Count them, Alice. One, there are drinks that make you shrink. Two, there are foods that make you grow. Three, animals can talk. Four, cats can disappear. Five, there is a place called Underland. Six, I can slay the Jabberwocky."

I watched Alice with my campus friend, Anastasia..
(@Anas: Where and when did we watch it?? Totally forget.. XP)
Overall, the thing I like the most is seeing each characters in that old cartoon movie become "life"..
Proud to introduce you some of this movie's character..

I like the costume, the make-up, the animation..
All makes me wanna do a Wonderland costume play.. XD
My favourite character??
Basically I like the fat twins, Tweedeldee and Tweedeldum, because they are so innocent and funny..
But of course I still keep my loyalty to Mr. Johnny Depp..
He absolutely got the character! (when he didn't?? XD)
The Mad Hatter really is mad~~
And the Fudderwupping dance, it's so cool!!
One day, when I was browsing the Facebook, I saw this picture on News Feed..

Isn't that cool?! I really admire her pictures~
The artist's name is Anastasia Felicita Tandy..
She's my junior in senior high school.. (3 years below me)
So I added her Facebook account and requested a picture of Spongebob!
Hehe.. :))
You can take a look the other masterpiece of her at here..
This Siberian Husky's picture is my fave..

Now let's back to the first row's topic..
My favourite singer is BACK on the screen!!
I'm waiting for her fourth album~~
So this is the video clip and Avril's interview about the video clip..
Please take your time... ;D

~ Alice by Avril Lavigne ~

Trippin out
Spinning around
I'm underground
I fell down
Yeah I fell down

I'm freaking out, where am I now?
Upside down and I can't stop it now
Can't stop me now, oh oh

I,I, I'll get by
I,I, I'll survive
When the world's crashing down
When I fall and hit the ground
I will turn myself around
Don't you try to stop me
I,I, I won't cry

I found myself in Wonderland
Got back on my feet, again
Is this real?
Is this pretend?
I'll take a stand until the end

I,I, I'll get by
I,I, I'll survive
When the world's crashing down
When I fall and hit the ground
I will turn myself around
Don't you try to stop me
I,I, I won't cry

I,I, I'll get by
I,I, I'll survive
When the world's crashing down
When I fall and hit the ground
I will turn myself around
Don't you try to stop me
I,I, and I won't cry

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Mid-Term Test and The Cute Guy (Quick Post)

So, this is me again with some updates!! ^__^

On Monday, my mid-term test is going to start..
The first subject is Environmental Microbiology..
Then continue with Food Technology on Wednesday..
A field trip to "Indomie" factory on Thursday, whereas I have Biochemistry test on that day and Functional Food test on the next day..
And the big issue is...
I still have two DNA Technology's reports to do and must be collected on Monday, April 26..
Really need your prayer support so I could manage my time wisely.. :))

Two days ago, I meet the C.U.T.E G.U.Y..
I know, I never told about him in my previous posts..
But this is it..

We've seen each other several times, but I never expect to see him again in such a situation..
And I think he recognized me also.. (I do feel that.. X))
What situation? Where?
Sorry, can't tell you.. Hihihi...
Like his face, like his voice!
I'm so melting, especially when he was singing~~
I remember the first time I had a crush on a guy..
I was still on the 5th grade at that time.. X)
Hope I could meet this guy again and get acquainted with him..
Just like Mandy Moore's song ~ A Girl Can Dream.. :P
Time to sleep now..
See ya! ;)

~ Mid-term test, here I come!! ~

Saturday, April 3, 2010


Autistic Kids at the Movies: Where Shhhh Isn't Allowed 

By Amy Lennard Goehner

On April 10, thousands of children with autism will be able to do something that for many of them was impossible until recently: go to the movies. They'll see How to Train Your Dragon at one of 93 "sensory-friendly" screenings in 47 cities across 30 states. The lights will dim but remain on, the volume will be lowered, the movie will start promptly at 10 a.m. with no previews, families with special dietary needs will be allowed to bring snacks from home, and if the kids yell or even stroll around the theater, no one will complain.

April Autism Awareness Month marks the first anniversary of the Sensory Friendly Films program, a joint venture of AMC Entertainment and the Autism Society. Screenings of the G- or PG-rated movies, all newly released, are held once a month on a Saturday morning. Expansion to other cities is planned. (See six tips for traveling with an autistic child.)
A regular at the screenings is Marianna Pollock of Virginia Beach, Va., and her 6-year-old son Xander. "We attempted a regular movie a few times," says Pollock. "We always ended up having to leave within the first 15 minutes because Xander gets so excited that he flaps and makes noise. It was very stressful."

Xander's behavior at the movies is typical for many people with autism, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates affects 1 in 110 children. "One of the challenges for people with an autism spectrum disorder is coping with strong sensory stimulation," says psychologist Sandra Harris, who runs the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. "They may be overwhelmed by loud sounds, bright lights, crowds of people. A person of any age with an ASD may flap his or her hands, twist her fingers, call out or rock when she is excited by an event such as a movie." (See nine kid foods to avoid.)
Silvia Townsend of San Diego took her 12-year-old son Bailey to a regular movie. Once. "It was horrible," says Townsend. "He was terrified when the lights turned off. And when the loud music started, he was covering his ears and started screaming in obvious pain." Now Bailey loves attending sensory-friendly films. (Comment on this story.)

So does 18-year-old Matthew Kay, who has severe autism and attends the films with other young adults and the staff of the group home he lives in near San Diego. The last time Matthew was able to attend a regular movie, he was 4. (Read about whether there is a more effective genetic test for autism.)
The idea for the films first came about in 2007 when Marianne Ross, of Elkridge, Md., took her then 7-year-old daughter Meaghan, who has autism, to see Hairspray. Ross purposely picked an early matinee, when there would be fewer people. "Meaghan loves Zac Efron, so when he came onscreen, she just danced, twirled, flapped her hands and jumped up and down." Several patrons complained, and the manager asked the Rosses to leave. "I was so frustrated, angry and upset," recalls Ross, "because Meaghan had been so happy. I thought, There's got to be a lot of children in the same situation."

The next day, Ross called her local AMC movie theater in Columbia, Md., and spoke to manager Dan Harris. She asked if he'd be willing to set up a special screening. Harris, who had never known anyone with autism, met with Ross, heard her suggestions and came up with some adaptations to make the screening more sensory-friendly to kids with the disorder. (See pictures of a school for autistic children.)
Ross put the word out about the upcoming screening through her local Autism Society chapter. "We didn't know if we'd have an empty auditorium," says Harris. "We had 300 seats, and we had to turn people away. I knew we were on to something."

Harris held three more monthly screenings, then contacted AMC's national headquarters in Kansas City, Mo., where he spoke with community-relations manager Cindy Huffstickler. She thought it was a great idea and was surprised no one had thought of it before. Huffstickler then contacted the Autism Society's national headquarters, which got its chapters behind a few national test screenings that proved just as successful. (See a study on whether higher rates of autism are real.)

"Attending a film where you know everyone in the theater is either in the same situation as you or is at least informed that the 'Silence is golden' policy doesn't apply today takes the tension away," says Angela Vandersteen of Greenwood, Ind., who takes her 5-year-old son Ray to the screenings. When Marianne Ross takes Meaghan to the movies, she also takes along her 8-year-old son Gavin, who does not have autism; he has developed a network of friends who are siblings of autistic kids at the screenings. (Read TIME's 2007 story "Autistic Kids: The Sibling Problem.")

Even families of children without autism but with other special needs, like those with physical disabilities, have started attending the screenings, citing the sense of acceptance they feel there.

"Our children are constantly under scrutiny," says Xander's mother Marianna. "They look normal, so people often think they're just misbehaving. It becomes exhausting trying to validate their right to be themselves. At a sensory-friendly movie, we as a family finally get to go to a movie and relax. Boy, does that feel wonderful."

Article taken from TIME: Health & Science