May92012
7AM
theatlantic:

Are LOLCats Making Us Smart?

What could possibly be said of LOLCats that is of any consequence at all? After all, LOLCats are nothing but pictures of cats with silly captions that defy conventional rules of spelling and grammar. What do they matter?
They don’t. Or at least, the content — the “what” — of LOLCats doesn’t much matter. But the *why* of LOLCats has proved to be rich terrain for Kate Miltner who received her Master’s Degree from the London School of Economics for her dissertation on the appeal of LOLCats (pdf) and spoke at ROFLCon — a conference devoted to Internet memes and the mini-celebrities that have emerged — on a panel called “Adventures in Aca-meme-ia” this past weekend at MIT.
Why, Miltner asks, have these cat pictures become the cultural phenomenon that they are? “LOLCats,” she writes, “have spawned two best-selling books, a Bible translation, an art show, and an off-Broadway musical. LOLCats have also inspired the development of a massive international community; in July 2011, thousands of Cheezburger devotees [the central LOLCats hub on the web] converged upon Safeco Field in Seattle for Cheezburger Field Day.” What is it about these little kitties that speaks to people?
Read more. [Image: smosh.com]

theatlantic:

Are LOLCats Making Us Smart?

What could possibly be said of LOLCats that is of any consequence at all? After all, LOLCats are nothing but pictures of cats with silly captions that defy conventional rules of spelling and grammar. What do they matter?

They don’t. Or at least, the content — the “what” — of LOLCats doesn’t much matter. But the *why* of LOLCats has proved to be rich terrain for Kate Miltner who received her Master’s Degree from the London School of Economics for her dissertation on the appeal of LOLCats (pdf) and spoke at ROFLCon — a conference devoted to Internet memes and the mini-celebrities that have emerged — on a panel called “Adventures in Aca-meme-ia” this past weekend at MIT.

Why, Miltner asks, have these cat pictures become the cultural phenomenon that they are? “LOLCats,” she writes, “have spawned two best-selling books, a Bible translation, an art show, and an off-Broadway musical. LOLCats have also inspired the development of a massive international community; in July 2011, thousands of Cheezburger devotees [the central LOLCats hub on the web] converged upon Safeco Field in Seattle for Cheezburger Field Day.” What is it about these little kitties that speaks to people?

Read more. [Image: smosh.com]

7AM
paolodee:

Sometimes I am not sure what love is. Sometimes I would find myself asking is this how love is suppose to feel?

There used to be days I was really sure what it is. Moment of first love that innocent fluttering feeling which comes out and lives within me with excitement made me confident this was probably was love was. Fresh and new and full of excitement. Then in the midst of smiles and laughter, tears came along.. with anger and pain. What seem to me like it was everlasting love, flew out of the window in just a blink of an eye. Questions began to rise, isn’t love suppose to be everlasting? Or is it just a spur of the moment thing. Can you really lose love with time?
Funny, how easy it is sometimes to forget all those happy moments you share with a person that you’ve build together for a period of time in just a blink of an eye… then later on only recall the pain which acts as the base for the defensive mechanism you unknowingly build around you. Sometimes I guess maybe I chose not to believe in love so I don’t get hurt again.
I’m back again on the track but I am not sure what I am feeling is really love, or just a longing to be with someone, since I’ve seem to have a misconception. The image of love began to be blurry. What exactly it is begins to be uncertain. I doubt almost everything and just things flow, but I can’t really feel like I am all there.
In the end I am still not sure.

paolodee:

Sometimes I am not sure what love is. Sometimes I would find myself asking is this how love is suppose to feel?

There used to be days I was really sure what it is. Moment of first love that innocent fluttering feeling which comes out and lives within me with excitement made me confident this was probably was love was. Fresh and new and full of excitement. Then in the midst of smiles and laughter, tears came along.. with anger and pain. What seem to me like it was everlasting love, flew out of the window in just a blink of an eye. Questions began to rise, isn’t love suppose to be everlasting? Or is it just a spur of the moment thing. Can you really lose love with time?

Funny, how easy it is sometimes to forget all those happy moments you share with a person that you’ve build together for a period of time in just a blink of an eye… then later on only recall the pain which acts as the base for the defensive mechanism you unknowingly build around you. Sometimes I guess maybe I chose not to believe in love so I don’t get hurt again.

I’m back again on the track but I am not sure what I am feeling is really love, or just a longing to be with someone, since I’ve seem to have a misconception. The image of love began to be blurry. What exactly it is begins to be uncertain. I doubt almost everything and just things flow, but I can’t really feel like I am all there.

In the end I am still not sure.

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April162012
5AM

seunggisoul:

Lee Seung gi and Shin Min Ah (Hoi Hoi Couple)

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March212012
matabangutak:

Hirap kapag umpisa ng pakikipag relasyon no? Parang bigla na lang mag-iiba kung ano ang meron sa inyo noon. Sa una nandiyan yung ilangan kung pwede mo na ba yung ganito sa kanya, kung magagalit ba siya kung sakaling lambingin mo siya, kasi nga dati eh kaibigan ka lang at hindi mo naman nagagawa sa kanya dati dahil alam mo ang distansya ng kaibigan sa isang taong minamahal mo na masasabi nating wala ka namang karapatan.
Pero sa oras na magkaroon tayo ng karapatan, karapatan lambingin ng husto, karapatan mahalin ng husto, karapatan hawakan ang kanyang kamay, karapatan magtanong ng mga bagay na hindi mo pwede itanong dati. Naiilang tayo sa mga bagay na ito dahil nga bago.
Lalo na kapag unang beses palang kayo nagkita bilang kayo, para bang nakakatakot gumawa ng first move, kung magagalit ba siya o hindi sa gagawin mo. Ang paghawak ng kamay ang unang pinakamahirap gawin, pero napakasarap kapag pumayag ito at sinarado sa iyong mga kamay ang kamay niya. Tapos proud siyang naglalakad na ikaw ang hawak niya. Ibig sabihin kasi nito, hawak niya ang mundo niya. Hawak niya ang taong nagpapasaya sa kanya.
Kaya ka niya hawak, kasi ayaw ka niyang pakawalan. Napakasarap nga naman talaga maranasan ang tunay na pagmamahal.

matabangutak:

Hirap kapag umpisa ng pakikipag relasyon no? Parang bigla na lang mag-iiba kung ano ang meron sa inyo noon. Sa una nandiyan yung ilangan kung pwede mo na ba yung ganito sa kanya, kung magagalit ba siya kung sakaling lambingin mo siya, kasi nga dati eh kaibigan ka lang at hindi mo naman nagagawa sa kanya dati dahil alam mo ang distansya ng kaibigan sa isang taong minamahal mo na masasabi nating wala ka namang karapatan.

Pero sa oras na magkaroon tayo ng karapatan, karapatan lambingin ng husto, karapatan mahalin ng husto, karapatan hawakan ang kanyang kamay, karapatan magtanong ng mga bagay na hindi mo pwede itanong dati. Naiilang tayo sa mga bagay na ito dahil nga bago.

Lalo na kapag unang beses palang kayo nagkita bilang kayo, para bang nakakatakot gumawa ng first move, kung magagalit ba siya o hindi sa gagawin mo. Ang paghawak ng kamay ang unang pinakamahirap gawin, pero napakasarap kapag pumayag ito at sinarado sa iyong mga kamay ang kamay niya. Tapos proud siyang naglalakad na ikaw ang hawak niya. Ibig sabihin kasi nito, hawak niya ang mundo niya. Hawak niya ang taong nagpapasaya sa kanya.

Kaya ka niya hawak, kasi ayaw ka niyang pakawalan. Napakasarap nga naman talaga maranasan ang tunay na pagmamahal.

(via myforevertreasure)

March162012
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