Saturday, June 27, 2009

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Tranformers: Revenge of Fallen (should be the more grammatical way to put it) is like a 125,000,000USD Beverly Hills mansion without much furniture inside. But I don't care. Mansions are objects of envy for their facade anyway.
The plot is linear; expect no twists, but do anticipate a lot of tin-hammering and metal-wrenching action. What's the movie without all the noise?
One more thing: you would not believe what Rotten Tomato critics would say only if you suspend your being too story- and logic-conscious. Even if it's true that good visual effects don't make a good story, to me, entertainment has never belonged to the realm of the cerebral. Just enjoy hey! HeY!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Now the Teachers, After Minerva the Blogger

Ugh! Am I reading North Korea Times?
So much for democracy in Korea.

Eighty-eight teachers will be dismissed or have their licenses suspended for orchestrating the issuance of an anti-Lee Myung-bak statement.

But the group behind the move has vowed to fight for freedom of expression.

The education ministry decided Friday to punish about 17,000 members of the progressive Korean Teachers and Educational Workers Union for their joint statement denouncing the Lee Myung-bak administration.

Among them, 10 will be sacked and 78 will see their licenses suspended as well as face a prosecution probe. The number of those to be punished is the highest since the group was formed in 1999.

The government said the group's leaders orchestrated members for ``anti-government actions'' on June 18 in front of Daehan Gate in central Seoul.

``Their anti-Lee action is a disgrace to civil servants. It is a clear violation of civil servants' responsibility to implement governmental policies. Legally, they are prohibited from holding class action and political activities," a government official said.

Chang Ki-won, a top-ranking official at the education ministry, said that the education field should be a ``sacred place ― free from all political ideologies.'' He said the punishments ― mostly warnings and admonition for the rest of the members ― will be issued according to the law.

Monday, June 22, 2009


There are only a few online shopping websites I go to whenever I need quality products and services. That includes Shopwiki. Even if you are not yet in ‘buying mode’ and is just window-shopping, Shopwiki is an ideal place to visit. I remember when my sister was looking for a Little Mermaid comforter, I had to to visit Shopwiki in search of good designs and possible sizes and materials. And as she is a mermaid incarnate, she also asked me to view the list of available designs of Little Mermaid pillows and bedding. Though I did not buy from Shopwiki, but I’m planning on doing soon, I know from the job descriptions what to expect from the products I can buy from offline shops. The thing about Shopwiki is that it shows everything that is sold on the internet and not only just the paid ads. Shopwiki could give an online buyer a wider variety of choices in terms of product type, quality, and price. This website also is not limited to selling specific commodities. If you’re looking for home furnishings and decors, you’ve got them here. If you’re experiencing neck pain from your old rock-hard pillow, type in therapeutic pillows and Shopwiki would return a great list to choose from. If you’re looking for lamps, desk lamps, furniture, home accessories and are on a limited budget, just select the price range in the filters, tick the brand, limit your results choices, and view only what meets your criteria. It’s very convenient to shop in Shopwiki.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Scholarship to South Korea for Spring Semester 2010

This is a repost from Ms. Betchay's blog. If you feel bad about missing the scholarship offered by CUK, fret no more since they are still accepting applications for the Spring semester (March 2010). Professor Abagat sent me an email regarding this and I guess they accept a continuous stream of master's students in Catholic University of Korea. It's not much of a surprise since our population is around 80% Roman Catholic. Anyhow, go to Life in Korea to download the application forms, fill them up and send them to Dr. Abagat.
Good luck to us!