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Captivated

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The wind in the clouds and the blue in the sky
The sun and the moon and the stars so high
That’s what draws me to You

I am, I’m captivated by You
In all that you do, I am
I’m captivated

Captivated by Shawn McDonald (from Roots, 2008)

- “Keep moving forward.” – Walt Disney

 

A Complaint About Complaints About The Simpsons: Tapped Out

The Simpsons: Tapped Out is freemium mobile device game that’s promoted as being “life-ruiningly fun”. (It really is. It’s that much fun.) And the reason why I’m writing about it is because of a post on a blog about the game that I particularly enjoy reading, because of the tips, walkthroughs, and game news that I find there.

In the light of the latest Halloween event, I decided to keep more up-to-date with regards to posts on The Simpsons Tapped Out Tips. When I first discovered TSTOTips there were only two writers, and today it seems they have many more. One writer happens to call themselves CrankyOldGuy, and I’ll never know their true age or gender, but one thing’s for sure, this guy really is cranky.

I’m not trying to be critical or hate on the guy or anything, but I came across one post about “odd” things that he’s noticed in the game, and I was taken aback by not only how much complaining there was in his post, but also the kinds of things he complained about. I won’t repost the original post, but you can read it here: Hey…What’s Up With That? Send Us Yours…

He complained about 7 things: Read the rest of this entry »

Why I prefer written assessments over class presentations

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- “Keep moving forward.” – Walt Disney

 

Oliver James played me!

When I was about 13 or 14 I watched the movie What A Girl Wants (2003) starring Amanda Bynes and Colin Firth. Bynes’ character travels to London to find her long lost father (Firth) and in the process meets and falls in love with a boy named Ian, played by Oliver James.

At that time, Oliver James was the typical cute boy that every girl my age would’ve had a crush on. He was British and therefore had a British accent, was a talented musician, and almost always played a sweet and charming guy.

There’s a scene in the movie that used to always make me get kiligs. (The English translation of this Tagalog word is hoity-toity, according to Google Translate, which is a fair attempt at translating a word that even Filipinos can’t really explain.) James and Bynes are lying down in a small boat just chatting away and Bynes is pouring out her heart to him, and she says something along the lines of, “I just want to fit in.” And James responds, “Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?” And if I remember correctly, all the girls in the room squealed. And then the coupled kissed and we all squealed some more.

You can see parts of the boat scene in the trailer below. The above line by James can be found at 1:33 Read the rest of this entry »

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Jesus asks you, “Will you follow Me?”

- “Keep moving forward.” – Walt Disney

 

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