My sister and i were planning to watch Paranormal Activity 2 this weekend. I am a certified movie goer and i love watching horror movies the most. In fact, I have lots of DVD collection of horror movies. If there’s one thing to creep yourself out this coming Halloween other than attending a Halloween Costume party or joining a boring spooky storytelling session, i guess watching horror movies with your friends is the best one. I am actually looking forward to see a new dracula movie this year. Since movie creators are now fond of remaking films, I wish they will remake an original dracula movie. Well, i am referring to a Dracula here and not those Vampires from the hit film Twilight and tv show, The Vampire Diaries. Those vampires like Edward from the Twilight are like modern blood sucking vampires but for me nothing can beat the intense offered by real Dracula movies.
My Uncle Stewart sent me a new set of PlayStation cds. My Uncle Stewart and I were very close to each other and he really knows me a lot. He knows that i am a certified Role Playing Game (RPG) lover that is why he sent me some of my favorite Role Playing games like Resident Evil and Final Fantasy game series. But aside from these games, he's also the one who encouraged me to play US Casino games. I find the game quite complicated at first, knowing that i never been into any casino. But i soon learned how to play them after he teaches me how. The first ever Casino game that i learned was Roulette because it has very simple and easy to follow rules and you do not have to apply any skills or techniques to win. Anyway, my Uncle Stewart is currently working abroad and he promised me that he will treat me to a real casino as he went back to Philippines. I am so excited about it especially now that i have heard that he will be having a 2 months vacation this coming December. Finally, i will have a chance to visit a real casino.
The Dead Zone is a horror novel by Stephen King published in 1979. It concerns Johnny Smith, who is injured in an accident and enters a coma for nearly five years. When he emerges, he can see horrifying secrets but cannot identify all the details in his "dead zone", an area of his brain that suffered permanent damage as the result of his accident. Much of the novel is played out against the historical backdrop of the 1970s. It has been suggested that the story might be based on self-proclaimed "psychic" Peter Hurkos, who received a head injury in a fall from a ladder, and afterward claimed to be able to know things about people by touching objects that belonged to them, psychometry. The Dead Zone was nominated for the Locus Award in 1980. The prologue narrates two unconnected episodes in the lives of the principal and subsidiary characters. In January of 1953, in Maine, a young boy named Johnny Smith is knocked out cold while ice-skating. As he regains consciousness, he is helped to his feet by Chuck Spier, an adult at the scene, to whom he mumbles, "Don't jump it no more." Chuck pays no mind to this, but a few months later, he is seriously injured when a car battery he's trying to jumpstart explodes. Johnny forgets this incident as time passes. Two years later, a young Bible salesman named Greg Stillson, suffering emotional issues, kicks an aggressive dog to death outside of a farm in Iowa. As he drives away, he dreams about greater things in his life. The story properly begins in 1970. Johnny is now a high school teacher and dating a fellow teacher named Sarah Bracknell. As they leave, Johnny decides to try his luck at a Wheel of Fortune stand. A small crowd gathers as Johnny keeps winning. After winning a substantial amount of prize money, Johnny takes Sarah home and decides to take a taxicab to his place. The cab is hit by a car that is drag racing, the cab driver is killed, and Johnny is sent flying through the windshield and into a pond by the side of the road. A short while later, Johnny's parents, Herb and Vera are informed that Johnny has gone into a coma. Vera begins to lose her sanity, and her already problematic religious obsessions intensify. After nearly five years, Johnny wakes from his coma, and is shocked to learn that it is 1975. He is also dismayed to learn that Sarah has gotten married and has a son. As he recovers, Johnny undergoes a series of tests and makes the news when the public learns his story. During one test, it is discovered that he has trouble visualizing certain objects (and more specifically their physical location, the "where" of things), because those memories were lodged in a damaged part of his brain, called his "dead zone." Johnny has several other experiences during his stay in the hospital. He predicts that the eye surgery his nurse's son is facing will be a success and that his physical therapist's house is on fire. When both predictions turn out to be true, a small press conference is held. During the conference, Johnny is handed a necklace by a disbelieving reporter and asked if he can sense anything from it. Johnny tells the reporter that the necklace belonged to his sister, who died of a drug overdose. The reporter becomes tearful and passes out. Johnny receives national attention for his newfound abilities. In the time that has passed since Johnny left the hospital, Stillson decides to run for the House of Representatives, and begins his campaign by blackmailing a local businessman into raising funds for him.More time passes, and Sarah visits Johnny again, introducing him to her son, Denny. She tells him that he was right about the ring, and after having dinner with Johnny and Herb, returns home. It is mutually understood that the encounter is a one-time event, a sort of making-up for all that might have been. Johnny once again makes the news, but now loses his teaching offer because the school believes him to be "too controversial to be effective as a teacher." He begins to question his mother's dying words. After losing the teaching opportunity, Johnny takes a tutoring job for a young man named Chuck Chatsworth, who has a reading disorder. He befriends Chuck's family and their Vietnamese gardener, Ngo Phat, who is in the process of becoming a citizen. During his tutoring career, Johnny takes up an interest in politics, and becomes concerned when he watches a rally for Stillson. Later on, Johnny meets presidential candidate Jimmy Carter and shakes his hand. Having another clairvoyant incident, he tells Carter that he is going to be president. Johnny then makes a hobby out of meeting politicians to see their futures, although he still can't take his mind off Stillson. As time goes on, Johnny's health starts to worsen. He contemplates how he might impede Stillson's career, and finds out that his father is going to be remarried. As Johnny continues to contemplate whether or not to kill Stillson, Chuck graduates high school, and plans on attending a massive senior graduation party at a restaurant called Cathy's. Chuck, so thankful that Johnny was able to help him learn to read, hugs Johnny at the commencement, and Johnny has another vision. At the rally, Stillson begins his speech, when Johnny decides it's now or never. He begins to fire at Stillson, but misses several times. Stillson's bodyguards open fire on him, but don't mortally wound him. Johnny has Stillson in his sight and is about to pull the trigger when Stillson grabs a young child and holds him up as a shield. Johnny pauses, not being able to shoot, and is shot twice by the bodyguards, falling off the balcony, breaking his legs and back. Meanwhile, the young photographer Johnny met earlier gets a few pictures of Stillson using the child as a shield and runs off. When Johnny touches Stillson again, he sees and feels nothing, and knows that the terrible future Stillson would bring around as President will never come to pass (thanks to the photograph of Stillson hiding behind the child, which utterly destroys his reputation). Knowing he has prevented a war and saved countless lives, Johnny closes his eyes and passes away, content. (reference : Wikipedia)
The Long Walk is a novel by Stephen King published under the pseudonym Richard Bachman in 1979 as a paperback original. It was collected in 1995 in the hardcover omnibus The Bachman Books, and has seen several reprints since, as both paperback & hardback. Set in a near future, the plot revolves around the contestants of a gruelling walking contest, held annually by a somewhat despotic and totalitarian version of the United States of America.. One hundred teenage boys participate in an annual walking contest called "The Long Walk," which is the "national sport". Each Walker must maintain a speed of at least four miles per hour; if he drops below that for 30 seconds, he receives a verbal warning (which can be erased by walking for one hour without being warned). If a Walker with three warnings slows down again, he is "ticketed". The meaning of this term is intentionally kept vague at first, but it soon becomes clear that "buying a ticket" means to be shot dead by soldiers riding in half-tracks along the roadside. Walkers may be shot immediately for certain serious violations, such as trying to leave the road or attacking the half-track. The half-tracks use electronic equipment to precisely determine a Walker's speed.The event is run by a character known as "The Major," who is implied to have much power, stemming from a possible military or fascist state system. The Major appears at the beginning of the Walk to encourage the boys and start them on their way, and then occasionally thereafter. While the Walkers initially greet him with awe and respect, they eventually realize their admiration is misplaced and ridicule him in later appearances.
After five days and hundreds of miles, the Walk eventually comes down to Garraty and Stebbins, who reveals that he is the illegitimate son of the Major. Stebbins states he used to think the Major was unaware of his existence, but it turns out that the Major has numerous illegitimate children nationwide. Four years earlier, the Major took Stebbins to the finish of a Long Walk, and now Stebbins feels that the Major has set him up to be "the rabbit" in the race. That is, just as greyhounds in dog races need a rabbit to motivate them to run faster, Stebbins will spur the others to walk farther and make the race more entertaining. Stebbins's plan, upon winning the Walk, is to ask that his prize be to be "taken into [his] father's house." At the end of the book, having walked farther than any Long Walk in history, Garraty decides to give up after realizing that Stebbins has shown almost no weaknesses over the duration of the Walk. Garraty catches up with Stebbins to tell him this, but before he can speak, Stebbins grabs his shirt, says "Oh, Garraty!", collapses and dies; thus Garraty is declared the winner.Unaware of the celebration going on around him, Garraty gets up from Stebbins's side and walks on. He sees a jeep coming towards him, but thinks it a trespassing vehicle, and does not realize that in it is the Major coming to award him the victory. Garraty walks past the jeep towards a hallucination of a dark figure, not far ahead, beckoning Garraty to him. The figure is familiar to Garraty, but he does not recognize it. He decides to get closer to find out which of the walkers he has yet to walk down. While the crowd cheers his name, Garraty walks on unhearing, trying to identify the dark figure. When a hand, possibly the Major's, touches his shoulder, Garraty shakes it off impatiently. The figure beckons him to come and play the game, telling him to get started, that there is still far to walk. Unseeing now, Garraty walks towards the figure. When the hand reaches for his shoulder again, Garraty somehow finds the strength to run. (reference : Wikipedia)
I will be attending my cousin's wedding this coming December . I bought a nice Formal wear last month but i guess it doesn't fit to me anymore. It is undeniable that i gained so much weight and now, I am trying my best to cut off all those calories, and to lose my flabby stomach and to get back into shape. I still have two months left to prepare for the wedding and i guess that is enough to lose weight. In fact, i started to search some effective weight loss procedure and diet. I found something interesting online. They're calling it hypnosis weight loss. I am not sure how effective this program is but there's nothing wrong in trying right? I really want to get my shape back. I will definitely do anything just to lose weight. I also started to minimized my meals, and stay longer at gym. I hope i can make it before the wedding and face them with confidence.
We will buy a miniature Christmas tree this coming Friday. It would be a perfect time to hit the mall as early as October than rushing ourselves on its peak season (November and December). We chose to buy a miniature Christmas tree than the life size one because it is much easier to decorate and it is also not space consuming. We will also buy some home decors to make our newly renovated living room more alive and colourful. We will also grab the opportunity to buy some stylish light fixtures that will fit the theme of our living room. But if we failed to find a good o0ne, we will just buy home lighting online. We are all excited ‘to decorate the Christmas tree. We’re done decorating outside so it’s time for us to design the interior, making the Christmas spirit more alive.
We are very thankful for our Uncle for helping us out in fixing the light outside. We’re actually not aware that the outdoor lighting we have in our terrace is not working after he noticed it as he visited us for dinner last night. He went back early this morning to fix it. He told my mom that we need to buy a brand new one. This is the third time that we will be replacing the exterior lighting in our terrace, making us realize that maybe we trusted a wrong brand of lighting. I guess we have to change our brand and we have to look for it online. Temporarily, my uncle took the light bulb from my sister’s bed room to replace the non functioning bulb outside. My sister went to my grandma’s house to spend her one week semester break and she will go back home this Friday. By that time, i guess it is enough time to buy a replacement bulb for her room.
Beyonce is probably the most popular yet the most controversial female singer today. I remember last 2006 when People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals or PETA criticized Beyonce for wearing and using animal fur for her clothing line. She is also the eye of controversy on the 2009 VMA awards when Kanye West disses out Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech stating that Beyonce’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On it) should have won the award instead of Taylor’s “You Belong With Me”. I also remember the issue about her secret marriage with the rapper Jay Z has became the most popular topic trend online. And now, another rumor is being spread online stating about Beyonce’s pregnancy. It is said that Beyonce is pregnant but the singer denies the issue. I went to voteroll.com to see how true the rumor is. The Vote roll shows that a lot of Beyonce’s fans and paparazzi believes that the issue is true and Beyonce just denying it. I will surely track this issue until Beyonce confirm it herself.
The Stand is a post-apocalyptic horror/fantasy novel by American author Stephen King. It demonstrates the scenario in his earlier short story, Night Surf. The novel was originally published in 1978 and was later re-released in 1990 as The Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition; King restored some text originally cut for brevity, added and revised sections, changed the setting of the story from 1980 (which in turn was changed to 1985 for the original paperback release in 1980) to 1990, and updated a few pop culture references accordingly. The Stand was nominated for the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 1979, and was adapted into both a television miniseries for ABC and a graphic novel published by Marvel Comics. The novel is divided into three parts, or books. The first is titled "Captain Trips" which also had a film adaptation and takes place over nineteen days, with the escape and spread of a human-made biological weapon, a superflu (influenza) virus known formally as "Project Blue" but most commonly as "Captain Trips" (among some other colloquialisms). The epidemic leads directly to the death of an estimated 99.4% of the world's human population.King outlines the total breakdown and destruction of society through widespread violence, the failure of martial law to contain the outbreak, and eventually the death of virtually the entire population. The human toll is also dealt with, as the few survivors must care for their families and friends, dealing with confusion and grief as their loved ones succumb to the flu. (reference: Wikipedia)