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blog no evil

blog no evil

“I have nothing more to blog.”

1 million people  use this same sentence on the net.  And because of the Philippine Cyber Crime Law, I am guilty of libel already- that’s a decade of imprisonment!

“Sue me!”


To spank or not to spank?

Were you spanked as a child? Many Filipinos have experienced this kind of discipline from parents.  So did you turn-out to be hateful?  I had my share of corporal punishment,  but I did not turn-out to be hateful, or problematic.

According to Science Daily, harsh parenting can impair the emotional development of a child, possibly leading to anxiety disorders such as social phobia, separation anxiety and panic attacks.

Two local lawmakers – Representatives Bernadette HerreraDy of Bagong Henerasyon party-list and Susan Yap of the Second District of Tarlac- however, filed  House Bill 1082,  which would be called the “Anti-Corporal Punishment Act of 2010.” If approved, Those who would be caught punishing their children shall face violation of either one-day to six months imprisonment. And if the offender is the parent of the child, the court might suspend his or her parental authority.

In the US, parents have a hard time disciplining their children.  You can hear kids shout back or even curse their parents publicly.  And due to lack of corporal punishment, it has been perceived that American children have become spoiled and even abusive, thinking that they can get away with anything.

I am not against instilling discipline, but I am strongly against abusive punishment that can lead to a child’s injury or even death.

The bible says: “He who spares the rod hates his son,  but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.” – Proverbs 13:24

The keyword there is CAREFUL. And careful means that it should not cause any harm, danger, or put anyone at risk.

Aimer les Français

Oui? Est i un ventilateur?

Indeed!  I am a big fan of French Films! I love the wit, the cinematography, and the rustic way they were made.  I have a hard time finding French Films  in Torrent with English subtitles, so I always try to watch the ones I am interested in on every French Film festival.

These are the ones I am interested in:

L’Amour c’est , miux a deux (The Perfect Date)

Michel dreams of the perfect encounter, one that happens completely by accident like the way that his parents and his grandparents met. Meanwhile, Vincent has only one thing on his mind: sex. Friends from childhood with diametrically opposed views about women, they discover the limits of their respective reasoning when they meet Angèle and Nathalie.

Screening schedule:
June 3, 7:30 p.m.
June 7, 6 p.m.
June 10, 9 p.m.

L’Heure d’ete’ (Summer Hours)

Two brothers and a sister witness the disappearance of their childhood memories when they must relinquish their family belongings to ensure their deceased mother’s succession.

Screening schedule:
June 4, 12 noon
June 6, 6 p.m.
June 9, 9 p.m.
June 11, 3 p.m.
June 13, 12 noon

Le Premier Venu (Just Anybody)

A twenty-something girl from a wealthy family is looking for some light in her life. She decides to give love not to the most attractive, most worthy, or admirable, but rather to the first one who comes into her life.

Other Screening Schedule:
June 5, 3 p.m.
June 7, 9 p.m.
June 10, 6 p.m.
June 12, 12 noon

Below is the schedule.

June 3, Thursday
7:30 p.m. – L’Amour c’est mieux a deux

June 4, Friday
12 p.m. – L’Heure d’ete’
3 p.m. – La Fille du RER
6 p.m. – La Graine et le Mulet
9 p.m. – Les Bureaux de Dieu

June 5, Saturday
12 p.m. – L’Amour c’est mieux a deux
3 p.m. – Le Premier Venu
6 p.m. – Welcome
9 p.m. – Dans La Vie

June 6, Sunday
12 p.m. – Le Genou De Claire
3 p.m. – Le Beau Mariage
6 p.m. – L’Heure d’ete’
9 p.m. – La Fille du RER

June 7, Monday
12 p.m. – La Graine et le Mulet
3 p.m. – Les Bureaux de Dieu
6 p.m. – L’Amour c’est mieux a deux
9 p.m. – Le Premier Venu

June 8, Tuesday
12 p.m. – Welcome
3 p.m. – Dans La Vie
6 p.m. – Le Genou De Claire
9 p.m. – Le Beau Mariage

June 9, Wednesday
12 p.m. – Les Bureaux de Dieu
3 p.m. – La Graine et le Mulet
6 p.m. – La Fille du RER
9 p.m. – L’Heure d’ete’

June 10, Thursday
12 p.m. – Dans La Vie
3 p.m. – Welcome
6 p.m. – Le Premier Venu
9 p.m. – L’Amour c’est mieux a deux

June 11, Friday
12 p.m. – La Fille du RER
3 p.m. – L’Heure d’ete’
6 p.m. – Le Beau Mariage
9 p.m. – Le Genou De Claire

June 13, Saturday
12 p.m. – Le Premier Venu
3 p.m. – L’Amour c’est mieux a deux
6 p.m. – Les Bureaux de Dieu
9 p.m. – La Graine et le Mulet

Venue: Shangri-la Cineplex 4, EDSA cor. Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City