How to Be Stress-free in Work?

Many things contribute to stress at work. I guess the number 1 reason of stress i having co-workers back stab you have does nothing else but spread lies about you. But hey! Just because you have people like these at work doesn’t mean you have to linger in negativity for eternity and be all plain stressed out. Big NO NO!!!

1. Just ignore what everyone else is saying about you and just confront them when things get out of hand.

2. Don’t talk to everyone about your problems and concerns. Remember, most of them don’t care about your situation and the rest just wants to hear something they can gossip about. Just share your feelings with your closest friends.

3. Smile. Keep smiling. But not at the point where you start to look like a psycho! Show them how happy you are. People who dislikes you gets even more insecure and pissed when they see you like you don’t care about rumors being spread about you. You don’t have to prove anything to anyone. As long as you know who you really are, that’s what really matters.

4. Find some time to do what you love. Photography, road trips, moviethons, hanging out with your family! Whatever, just as long as it makes you happy.

5. Get enough rest/sleep and healthy food intake. After all, a sleepy and hungry person is like a bomb, ready to explode at any person. Highly irritable.

6. Let karma do the work for you. If you’re lucky, you can watch karma pay them a visit. 🙂

So keep stress-free! Happy day ahead for all!

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Clash of the Titans

Clash of the Titans

“Release the Kraken!!!!”, my friend said when we were eating at a pizzeria. One of my friends said that we should be on a diet so that we don’t have to order too much. But we were thinking otherwise. Hahaaa!

Anyway, Clash of the Titans includes, yes, Greek Gods, mortal mere humans and ugly looking monsters (but beautifully created to make them look real living things in the movie). Back in the olden days, one of the kings decided to go against Zeus and in his rage, he disguised himself as that very king and got his queen pregnant. When the queen gave birth to the bastard son of Zeus, he killed her alongside with the innocent baby by having them locked in a coffin-like box and thrown into the sea. Cursing at Zeus, he was then turned into a monster.

A poor fisherman with his wife had a simple life, living off the sea. Trying to catch fish, he ended up hauling the dead queen and her baby – a baby who was still breathing. Being half mortal, half God was what made him survive his supposed destiny. The fisherman and her wife was so happy to be blessed with a child that they raised him as their own. His name was Perseus. One day, they went fishing near a monument of Zeus and there was rebellious soldiers who made the statue fall to its feet. Zeus, again in anger, sent Hades who had  killed all of the soldiers, including Perseus’ family.

Fate bought Perseus to the city of Argos where he found himself to be in a mission to save Argos’ princess from being sacrificed to the Kraken. Hades, having convinced his brother Zeus tha upon releasing the Kraken, the mere humans would start again believing, praying, loving Zeus and the gods – the very thing that keeps them alive and strong. The god of death, always being in the dark side had other plans. The Kraken would instead feed Hades and make him more powerful.

So Zeus’ plans had backfired. Luckily for him, he has Perseus who saved the city of Argos and even saved the gods. Cutting off Medusa’s head, turning the kraken into stone, and living happily ever after with the woman he loves. A win-win situation for all, even for us eating at the pizzeria. (A meal fit for the Titans, haha). Oh! except for Hades that is! 😛

Red Riding Hood

Red Riding Hood

This is one of the movies wherein they have a lot of twists, it keeps the audience wondering – who really is the werewolf? The werewolf after all, has dark brown human eyes and told Valerie (Red Riding Hood) to “Come away with me!”.

During the movie, you’ll never be quite sure of who the werewolf would be. Once you think you’re sure of who it is, up comes more confusing clues. After all, many people wants Valerie for themselves! Is it Peter, the woodcutter who wants to run away with Valerie and keep her for himself? Henry, a rich man with a weapons shop and loves Valerie so much? Perhaps Cesair, Red Riding Hood’s father who mysteriously went missing when the brave men of Daggerhorn went to once and for all kill the werewolf? Or maybe Valerie’s grandmother – like in the fairy tale who ends up being the wolf in the story?

Well, it’s up to you to decide who it is. 🙂

Most of the story takes place in the village of Daggerhorn and only a few scenes takes you to other places – the cave where they went to hunt the werewolf and Red Riding Hood’s grandmother’s house. At first, I thought that this movie might be boring – considering that it has a movie title based on a child’s story book tale. But it’s way beyond that. It’s just based on a children’s book, but it is more for mature audiences and has a dark aura to it. It has scenes of men being bloodily killed, chopped off hands, a girl using her body for the release of a prisoner, people being thrown into the brazen elephant to be cooked alive. (Actually the original torture device is called the brazen bull and emits a bull-like sound when its victims are being burned to death, an entertainment show to cruel emperors back then).

Besides the slightly morbid scenes, there is also a love triangle between Val, Peter and Henry. So it’s a little bit of suspense, horror, and love story all rolled into one. Well, ok so maybe not so much but still, at least it doesn’t stick to one category all throughout the story.

Movie is great! A nice movie to watch on a stormy Saturday night if you can’t go out to gimmick that day. 😉

Which USA President will likely help the economy more?

Which USA President will likely help the economy more?

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I’ve been watching Fox News Channel a whole lot the past few days and they never fail to report that the US Economy is going downhill. One of the hosts even asked, “Are we still living the American Dream???”. Fox even reported that Canada is now richer than the USA, comparing it to house prices (if I’m not mistaken). It said something like the average Canadian household is worth about $40,000 more than their American counterparts. I on the other hand, still believed in the better opportunities there, wanting to share my knowledge and expertise in this great country. But upon seeing the situation there, I’m  not sure that I want to go back for the moment… Not until the economy is better.

And Obama’s job training programs promises educated employee-to-be’s but does not promise a sure job. The government spent millions for those training programs, which wouldn’t be so bad – if the end result would be a job with great pay. I’m just saying…. They should have spent those millions on job creating projects, not job training programs. But like what Donald Trump said, the government surely must be doing something to make their economy better – but what they’re doing is not making a significant impact. Well Donald, I agree with you on that.

Sad to say, I can’t believe that there are some people who wants to live in a very small moving house pulled by their trucks/cars.  Simplicity is better and happier said the interviewee… I’m not saying that it’s bad…. but that was never the America that I thought would turn out to be. Swapping a good sized house for a super small living space. I expected this country to be the almighty rich and powerful place – but why does it no longer show in the majority of people? Is a country rich and powerful when millions of small business and many citizens are without a job? And your president says to your hard working business built on blood, sweat and tears – “You didn’t build that, somebody else made that happen”… Hmmm… please enlighten my mind? Anyway, as long as the fighting spirit and faith is still there, that’s all that matters, right? Believing and hoping for the best.

So maybe Brad Meltzer is right in one of his Decoded Episodes – if Fort Knoxx is empty without anymore gold, this country might go back to having small communities, something like the Amish people. Which scares me. Of course I don’t want any country to go back to like living in the 17th century or whatever. We all deserve to progress to a better future, but we can’t do that without a very good leader to show us the right way –  to a better economy. President Obama, you maybe 60% more likeable than running candidate Congressman Romney, but likability won’t help the economy. I think you were given a few years to prove your worth, to show your country what you are capable of doing in terms of your economy. You are a good president, but maybe we need a better one… Maybe your time’s up, maybe Romney will be of better help if ever he is elected…. Good luck to the better man. 🙂

 

 

Chronicles of Riddick

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This is one movie that is just a action-packed like the Star Wars and Star Trek, but of course the plot is different from those two classical movies. I enjoyed watching Vin Diesel and his great fight moves. He always look so good in all his movies. 😉

Vin plays the role of Riddick, a guy from Furya who is fighting the entire Nepromunga people – colonizers for that matter. Their ruler, the Lord Marshall wants Riddick dead because of a prediction saying that he will be killed in the hands of a Furyan. He is also hunted by Toombs for a good price in a prison on Crematoria. He is eventually caught by Toombs but because Toombs hesitated to take 700k, his greed wanting more than that. But unfortunately, his greed led him to his failure, the guards discovering that Riddick was the prisoner of the Nepromunga. Now the Nepromungas are coming to Crematoria to kill the Furyan. Toombs was left in a cage like an animal while Riddick on the other hand, was able to escape this hellish prison and went to Helion Prime to finish off the very person who wants him dead.

As for all movies, it’s always the main character who wins the fight, so I’m guessing that you have a very good idea who won this fight. Not only did he win, but he also inherited the Lord Marshall’s position and power. It’s the Nepromunga saying and faith – You keep what you kill.