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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Planting Seeds: Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2012 Writing Project

"To see things in the seed, that is genius."
-Lao Tzu

The internet is such a blessing! Indeed we all are very lucky that in just a few keystrokes, we'd find what we need. This won't be possible though without its contributors who had exerted enough time and effort to share their talents, passion and knowledge.

Now, Influential Blogger, spearheaded by Janette Toral, came up with a writing project which aims to identify new and emerging blogs who are trying to make an impact on their readers. They're actually on their sixth (6) year now and Tof SalcedoPhilippine data centerPhilippine online shoppingManila Standard TodayDigitalFilipino Club, and Search Profile Index have already pledged their support.

Image from GT Review
I conjure all the good luck nature has to offer. Sure there may be obstructions along the way, but remember that after every night, there's always a new day.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

And Then There Were None (1939)

"I'm afraid of death... Yes, but that doesn't stop death coming..."
- Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None

It is quite a given that writers have omniscient power over the universe of their narratives, but I admit that I tend to overlook that every once in a while. What, with hundreds of novels with similar storylines, you just can’t help but feel that somewhere in your brain, you already know how the story would end up. However, I tell you this; this is not the case for And Then There Were None. I had one hell of a ride, and I had no clue what to think. I didn’t even know if there was a supernatural factor or psychological thing going on, right until the very end!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Oh Sugar, You Are Not So Sweet!

When is a food a food? And when is it poison?
The sweetest poison.
(Image from Ecosalon)
Dr. William Coda Martin, in 1957, tried providing answers to these questions by defining what ‘poison’ is:

"Medically: Any substance applied to the body, ingested or developed within the body, which causes or may cause disease. Physically: Any substance which inhibits the activity of a catalyst which is a minor substance, chemical or enzyme that activates a reaction."