I can’t actually blame Eve offering Adam the apple. It’s so tempting and shiny. It also must have been a rare, exotic fruit. I also do not blame Adam from taking a bite out of it. Lord knows I’ve been tempted to take a bite of anything I think tastes good. And that folks is the root of “my” evil.
I’m not one to preach. Well . . . sometimes, I do. However, I make sure that whatever I preach I practice myself. In a way, it’s making sure that I’m covering my ass. I don’t want to be blamed for an ill-advice by a vindictive person and be included in their murder list. I’d hate having to check my rear to see if someone’s sneaking a glistening knife ready to plunge between my shoulders.
Anyway, while I’ve been doing my daily mental calisthenics, my brain waves zeroed in on this . . .
Why do people generally gravitate towards things that are bad?
It’s a natural instinct that I’ve been prone to relent from time to time. And I’m guessing, most of you will agree with me that even if we force ourselves not to give in, our whole system would try its damnedest to push us. Sadly, it will come down to giving into it.
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They say wit is a sign of intelligence. But does wit really glorify a person and revered as someone intelligent or just a smart-mouth and perhaps an obnoxious know-it-all? Regardless of what it is, a witty person has a solid backing of a good intellectual training.
I admire people who can banter with me with ease and get all my quips and well-phrased sarcasm (without sounding offensive, of course). I admire people who never get turned-off whenever they find themselves in the company of someone who’s obviously smarter than them — especially in a conversation between a man and a woman. I admire people who are never afraid to show others that they have something substantial between their ears other than a gooey gray matter. Most of all, I admire a person who will admit that they don’t understand what I’m talking about rather than pretend they do.
A sharp-witted person belongs to a dying breed.
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I remember having a passing conversation with a friend a couple of months ago. It was one of those silly conversations that can sometimes be reflected on and realize some lesson from it.
Anyway, we were talking about attending weddings and similar occasions because of a very trivial and quite pathetic reason – we want to eat a piece or two of wedding cake. We even went on ahead to plan on ordering a similar cake just for us to consume.
I know . . . I know . . . sweets again! But c’mon. Let’s face it. Celebratory cakes are somewhat better than ordinary, store-bought cakes because meticulous planning is given to it – choosing the motif, trimmings, type of cake, texture, et cetera.
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Real beauty is not just skin deep.
How many times have I heard this spoken and written somewhere? Countless. And yet, those five small words spoke more than all the sentences I might write in this post.
My younger version might be too dense to take this saying to heart. Before, beauty is all about makeovers for me. I mean, I’ve reinvented my style or look numerous times just to get that “look.” It was a trial, trying to make yourself look prettier when you’re not blessed with natural beauty unlike those you’ve lived and grown up with.
Insecurities abound in my childhood. My skin is too oily . . . I’m riddled with acne . . . I don’t have the right body type . . . yada . . . . yada . . . It grows old though – these meaningless insecurities. But it does affect ones’ outlook in life.
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Like a chameleon, my all-time favorites list is as diverse as the colors of the rainbow. Songs from different genres are included.
This is the first part of a series of this list. Numbering doesn’t signify anything. So, a Smiths song being at the bottom of the list doesn’t mean that I like it less than the first one of the list. If you want to take a listen, click on the song and you’ll immediate get routed to the video version.
Here are the immortal (my immortal) songs that I couldn’t possibly live without.
- All This Time – Sting
- Are You Gonna Go My Way – Lenny Kravitz
- Banquet – Bloc Party
- Boogie Shoes – KC & The Sunshine Band
- Brass In Pocket – The Pretenders
- Can’t Get Enough of Your Love – Barry White
- Cut Here – The Cure
- Hey Boy, Hey Girl – Chemical Brothers
- How Soon Is Now – The Smiths
- I Wanna Be Your Lover – Prince
- Mas Que Nada – Sergio Mendes and Brazil ‘66
- My Generation – The Who
- Nocturne – Erik Satie
- White Riot – The Clash
- Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – Beatles
- Start Me Up – Rolling Stones
- Sunday Bloody Sunday – U2
- The Flight – Perri
- Twenty-Four Seven – Artful Dodger
- You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
This will be a serialized listing, so please expect sequels in the not so distant future.