Saturday, December 26, 2009

My Top 10 Movies of 2009

I come to a point of searching what are the top ten movies in 2009. When I see the results, I don’t totally agree with the list I get. There are those movies ranked according to the gross income, the most pirated, most downloaded, most watched (blockbuster), worst or best reviewed, etc. Mine is according to subjective judgment, so some might get disappointed to see if there favorites are not on list. Twilight may be the number one on some rankings, but I don’t see it that way. Here, I choose not to explain the reasons behind the ranking… let’s just say… subjective reasons…

10. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
9. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
8. Knowing

7. Twilight:New Moon
6. Ninja Assassin
5. Night At The Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian

4. 2012

3. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
2. Avatar
1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

The Condom Ruined the Night

Having been together for quite sometime, we’ve been into making love without fear of getting pregnant. Everytime we have sex, we’re free of all worries. We’re not married yet, however my partner is ready to have a baby and so am I. But one day, just for fun, we dared to do something different during sex. We used a condom. Instead of more enjoyment as to what planning articles told, it was never enjoyable. She said it felt awkward and she can’t feel my thing into hers. I did not like it also, so I removed it. And both of us laughed and went to sleep. And it ruined the night…

Porn Reading

I have a co-worker who’s into reading porn stories. He’s quite old. I do not know actual his age though. He’s been in the company for more than 20 years. Quite old right? I always see him reading something from the Internet as if he was doing some critical research. He rarely blinked. That very serious! At first I really thought it was a project he needed to finish so badly. So, I neglected him and never disturbed him. When I found out that he’s been doing that everyday and perhaps more than 50% of the working time, I started to doubt if what he was doing was a really a research.

Then I saw on the address bar “literotica”. I sounded like literature. Yes it is pure literature. There were no pictures on it, purely text. When I browsed the content the content of the article, it’s explicitly describing sexual positions and bedroom voices and seduction, etc. And I said to him “Now I know!”. He was surprised to see me standing at his back staring at what he was reading. Then he smiled guiltily and joked “Reading is better than watching”…

A Picture to be Pictured

“When you pray for a picture, don’t expect that you receive a picture. For sure you will receive an opportunity to be pictured or to make a picture.” This is my favourite line from the movie Bruce Almighty. It is a very simple and funny insight which if given ample time to reflect could be considered as a call to us all.

Let me share a simple anecdote about Bill, a man who has big dreams for his family and for himself. Every time Bill wants something, he tends to pray for it as if he were really sincere about his attempt to talk with God. He is a religious man as he claims it. He goes to church every time he feels like going to church, especially when he wishes something. At times he misses to go to church, he has got loads of reasons he thinks could justify him to miss going to church. He was busy. He had to work overtime that makes him so tired to go to church. “Anyways, God will understand me…” he thinks. “…and that I’m doing this for my family and for His Glory.”

There were even times when he even made trades with God of some promises in exchange to have his wish granted. He once prayed: “God, the most kind Father, whose power is beyond our mind can conceive… This would be my only remaining request, please… thy will be done… Lord, if I only pass this bar exam, I promise to go to church every Sunday and … I promise to give some to the price to the charity and I’ll do go to church every Sunday…” And then he closed his eyes and felt something like holiness.

After the result of the bar exam, it came out that Bill didn’t make it. He asked specifically for something but he didn’t have it. Well, what do we expect Bill should feel?