Status: Going Strong to Going Wrong

Have you tried engaging into a relationship where people around you are convinced that your relationship is going strong but deep inside you know it’s going wrong?


They say, arguments are normal in a relationship because it’s a strong proof that the communication between a couple is there. Communication between lovers performs a major role in making a more trustful relationship. But these days, some couples only rely on social media like Facebook Messenger or Skype to maintain communication especially if we’re talking about Long Distance Relationship.

But how can we really say that the relationship you once thought is going strong is already making you emotionally weak? Asking yourself this may already be a sign that you are under unhealthy relationship. Here are the signs that your relationship is going wrong that the people around you might have missed:

1. Communications off
As I said, communication is the key to strong relationship. If your partner starts to cut your communication off, you will be fighting a war while blind. You will never know your partner’s problem therefore you can never help nor recognize if you are already the problem. He/she will still like/react to your posts, tag you to photos, tweets on your wall but the real conversation is not there anymore.

2. Left out
As your partner cuts off the communication, you will feel left out both ideally and literally. It doesn’t matter if your partner is sharing the same bed with you or miles away, when he/she starts to move away every time you try to move close, there’s no way you can reach him/her. But you, nor the people around you, will not feel it yet because you trust your partner and you understand that sometimes he/she needs time to think and solve things alone.


3. Something’s missing
Completely hidden from your friends and relatives, only you can notice that you’re starting to lose the person you love is slowly. And since other people think your relationship is doing just fine, they don’t get the picture that it’s actually crashing down.

4. Doubt
Doubt is ignited by your playful ideas and fueled by the people around you. You will realize that giving your partner the time he/she needs was a bad idea because he/she might have just used it to find someone new. Doubt will slowly corrupt you and you will feel desperate to talk to your partner. But since the communications is off, you will start to handle things more personally and hasty which will result to more complicated situations like finding out that…

5. You became the option
One of the most painful feeling you will ever experience is the feeling of being an option to anyone or anything. And it’s not just about other people, it could be a hobby, a career, or an object that makes your partner feel complete without you. You were once your partner’s whole world and now that he/she finds another happiness with someone or something else, you are now just an option – an option who can’t do anything but to wait or to let go. And since these things are only happening between you and your partner, making the first move of letting go will only make you the heartless one to dump your partner.


Regardless of how long you’re together, married or not, the going wrong status can get you without even realizing it. Whether you wait or to let go, you will still be the victim. It’s quick, it’s quiet, and has no cure.

I really feel sorry for people in this kind of situation. This is the unspoken truth about relationship we don’t often see. One or two of your friends is currently crying because of this. All I can say is good luck and next time, try to find a partner who’s gonna live to his/her words.


By SnowWhite


The Levels of Zombies


Hey, everybody. I know it’s a bit too early to talk about scary things but this one just can’t wait.

We have watched a lot zombie films like ‘World War Z’, and have played zombie video games like the ‘Resident Evil’. Today, we will rate these zombies from easiest to handle to the hardest to kill when you’re in real zombie outbreak situation.

Here are the 10 Levels of Modern Zombie Situation:

Now before we start, let’s keep in mind that the zombies I will be mentioning here are the most common ones that can be seen in each franchise they have appeared on. Meaning, I will be skipping zombies with special abilities like the ones we see in ‘Left 4 Dead’ game. And the candidates will came from games / movies starting year 2000 and above to make sure you’re not getting left out.


  1. The first in our list are the zombies from film ‘Shaun of The Dead’

    Shaun of the Dead is a comedy action film directed by Edgar Wright. The zombies in this movie earned the lowest since they’re very slow and they can even be deceived with child-tactics.

  2. The Walking Dead

    One of the longest running series on AMC, The Walking Dead is an action, drama, suspense series of how to survive a Zombie apocalypse. The zombies here are so slow and silent, but that’s not really the problem here. If you reached the 3rd season of the series, you will learn that every single character is already infected that when they die, even if not bitten, they will still turn to zombies.

  3. ‘Game of Throne’s Wights

    One of the most popular movie series of the century, The Game of Thrones is just not about houses fighting for the crown. It is also about stopping the “undead” to conquer the entire mainland. Wights are zombies that died in the harsh of snow regardless of what killed it. They are later reanimated by the witchcraft power of The Night King – the number one enemy in the series. The difference of these zombies from TWD’s is their ability to bear arms. A wight can still use the weapon in hand right before it died.

  4. The Dead in ‘Left 4 Dead’

    The rampaging army of zombies in the ‘Left 4 Dead’ is one of the most toughest situation you can be in a zombie apocalypse. The zombies here are fast runners and attracted to movements and sounds. Though can be deceived with a pipe bomb, these mob of angry zombies will come for you from time to time. Other Zombie movies like ‘Zombieland’ and ‘Scout’s Guide to Zombie Apocalypse’ also lands in this spot.

  5. Zombies or Plants? ‘The Girl with all the Gifts’

    If you think Plants will help you win the war against zombies, you’re wrong. In this film, let’s just say the plants started the zombie plague first. The outbreak is caused by a mysterious fungal disease causing the infected to become violent. However, these zombies seemingly behave like a fungi and sleeps on day. They also have stages of infection one in which they pile themselves together to over-grow a tall structure to sprout seed pots to contaminate the air .

  6. The infected in ‘Last of Us’

    One of the most hideous looking zombies in this list are the main enemies in the game ‘The Last of Us’ called ‘The Infected” – they are humans who have been infected and subsequently mutated into horrific new forms by the Cordyceps Brain Infection. And like other zombies, they are highly aggressive and will attack any uninfected individual on sight. Imagine a zombie with a weird plant or mushroom on its face. What scares me is that Ophicordyceps unilateralis is a real thing.

  7. The European zombies of ’28 weeks later’

    A viral outbreak had struck the heart of England 28 days later. 28 weeks later, the infection is declared quarantined with the help of National Atlantic Treaty Organization military forces. But when the two main character kids of the story broke into the quarantine zone and discovered their infected mother, the virus outbreak is once again out of control. The zombies here are fresh people so they can run at high speeds. But what’s scary about these zombies is the ability to infect a living host in a matter of seconds.

  8. The Zombies of ‘I am Legend’

    Starring Will Smith, ‘I am Legend’ is one of the most thrilling drama zombie films in the history cinema. The zombies here are called Dark Seekers, they can climb a wall, run so fast, jump high, and even can take out a helicopter with a zombie tower. Some of these Creatures also have affection and ability to follow orders from their alpha. Fortunately, these creatures are afraid of sun light therefore can only attack at night.

  9. ‘World War Z’ zombies

    The zombies in the film ‘World War Z’ could be the most terrifying zombie in this list. If you think you’re fortunate to survive the night in ‘I am Legend’, ‘World War Z’s zombies have the same abilities but can run even in broad daylight. These zombies are drawn to sound. Though can be immobilized when burned, cannot still be killed with fire. Another factor is it’s ability to infect a healthy living host in 12 seconds. The zombies are are pretty picky when choosing a person.

  10. And our top Zombie for this list is non other than the Zombies of ‘Resident Evil’

    Resident Evil’s zombies earned the most difficult to handle in all types of zombies I mentioned because of their ability to adopt and evolve. In the film, the zombies can attack in hoards but not as devastating as Tsunami zombies in World War Z. However, once enhanced, they can be controlled. While the zombies of WWZ are too picky, these zombies will bite anyone whether you’re a cripple or an infected super-soldier. These zombies can be killed by removing or shooting the head which makes them more difficult to kill.


It’s not that we can choose what kind of zombie apocalypse we would like to get, not even hoping for it to come, but we all know that the end will come and if we’re facing a world full undead people, let’s hope it’s as easy as Shaun’s.


By Rapunzel


Netflix’s Death Note: Good or Bad?

americanizing beam

And from here, I thought I would hate every thing Japanese that are shot with “Americanizing Beam.”

Dear readers, please don’t hate me after this (ha-ha!) but there are things that made me enjoy and cringe on Netflix’s Death Note film, and I gotta say it.

Now, some of you might have decided not to watch the film no matter what because of the simple reason: “When original Japanese shows gets an American adaptation, it becomes sh*t” (sorry for the word). I’d say, not all of them. The ‘Godzilla’ film for example, was adopted twice by the American film makers for six times already and two of them (1998 and 2014) so far, won my heart. And now, they made a film based on Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s best selling book, “Death Note”.


Death Note, as interesting as its title, is a story of a top student Yagami Light who noticed a black book falling from the sky in his school yard. He picked the note and things started to get really dark as he discovers his new power to bring justice by simply putting the name of anyone in the Death Note and dies. He also got the ability to see the original owner of the note named Ryuk, a death god, who intentionally dropped the note.

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From an Otaku‘s stand point, I’m sure the movie is a big BOO for you. But from a viewer who haven’t heard nor seen anything about the Anime Death Note and it’s Live action films, it’s a good watch.

If there’s one thing that makes me look forward into any American-made film, it’s how they make the scenes appear closer to reality. The story is clearly to target Westerner’s taste when it comes to movie. It may have sound very American but it is did turned out so well. Changing the setting from Japan to United States is not easy for a writer. As for the novel’s original writer, it’s hard to accept that once they agree to Netflix about turning the franchise into American style movie, it will lose a lot of details including Yagami Light‘s original name. But as we can all see, the movie will not make it this far if the original writers didn’t approve it. What does that tells us?

Light Turner is so much the American version of Light we’re looking for. Like how the Japanese did it by putting an average Japanese faced actor on the role, we got Nat Wolff, a normal face you see everyday on the streets. A face you will never suspect to be a murderous god.



L… *sigh* of course. If there’s one thing that the majority will hate about this movie, I’m sure it’s L. I’m neither with or against the casting to put Keith Standfield as Light’s primary rival L. But he did indeed made a very good performance. I’m even glad he didn’t die in the movie. In the original film, L died because another death god killed him and his associate Watari. But here, he put up an outstanding and more hands-on fight against Kira(Light).

I do have couple of questions for Mia (Amane Misa) though. Obviously, they can’t match the popularity of Japanese version’s Misa as a pop star celebrity, but they did tried tho by putting Mia as a cheerleader. In the US, students admire cheerleaders as famous as rock stars. If we want a pop star princess, they should have put Avril Lavigne. Again, the film makers made sure that the story is close to reality. You can’t simply put a national pop star in a school or crime scene. It will make the story difficult and longer. And finally,


Ryuk by one and only Willem Dafoe. I thought it’s just coincidence that Ryuk kind of sound like ‘Green Goblin’ in the movie ‘Spiderman’ on 2002. And when I saw his name and face on a clip appeared in the ending credits, I was astonished. For me, the sci-fi movie is excellent if the villain is performed by Willem Dafoe. He’s my favorite actor in this film. Not that he performed much though. All he does was to hide in the dark and laugh.



When a book is turned to a film, it loses more than a half of the details. The film makers did that to Death Note, but there are details that I think they shouldn’t have removed or not necessary in the film:

  • The Death Note is water resistant/proof – but in the beginning, you can see the Death Note getting touched by the rain. I know it’s unrealistic to see papers not getting wet but isn’t the whole Death Note story untrue? why not leave the note’s physical characteristics with it?
  • The gore for me isn’t needed. It will only make the movie look a lot more like Final Destination. Not seeing how the victims die is what makes the story of Death Note clean yet intense.
  • I don’t think it’s necessary for Mia to smoke in the middle of the cheering practice. I know she’s popular but it’s impossible that no faculty member didn’t see her doing it though she’s not seen smoking after that. Why not make her not to smoke on the rest of the film?
  • Lastly, the unnecessary back ground music. Like in the movie ‘Kingsman’ where the film makers used a set of up-beat songs to turn-on the “hype” of the scene making it funny.


To sum it up, I’ll rate the film as 4 star for excellent performance and bringing the story more real. I’m also glad that L didn’t die. Mia, in the other hand, is not fortunate enough to see how Light survived. And for the dessert, Kira still proved his brightness up to the last minute. It’s uncertain if there will be a sequel since the ending is a cliffhanger, but I’m definitely going to wait for it.


By Cinderella


She who must not be named

Killing the gossip is as impossible as North Korea quitting bombs..

And of course, a gossip will never surface without the person who started it. What’s worst is when you realize this person is your friend.

If you have this kind of friend, you should stay away immediately…like completely gone -No connections and if it will cost you your job just to be miles away from this person, then so be it. This is how dangerous this friend of yours could be on your back.

She who must not be named.

This friend of yours has the ability to manipulate every single person around you. She has the power to influence and her words are somewhat came from a prophet that everyone must believe. It’s almost like magic how this person can turn every person you knew against you. It’s so swift, you wouldn’t be able to notice it happened. And if you’re not smart enough, you’ll lose everyone in a blink.

This friend of yours has a habit: telling you something about this certain person and this certain person is surely not around when she starts talking. Her choice of words is a chant like a spell, once you heard it, it’s hard to turn away your ear.

But this friend is a coward. A dog with its tail between its legs. Once you go against what she’s saying, she will feel humiliated. Be careful, that’s when she will use her wicked skills against you.

There are many people that are fortunate enough to notice what your friend is up to. And when they noticed you’re slowly becoming like her, they will try to avoid you. And that is not a good sign for you.

If your friend is like this, it’s not too late for her. She’ll change once she understands. Telling her will only make you her enemy and making you her next gossip prospect to others.


By Cinderella


Toxic ka ba sa Social Media?


Ba’t ang toxic mo?

Bawat isa sa atin ay may pinagdadaanan sa buhay. At ang isa sa mga paraan upang maibsan o kahit mabawasan lamang ito ay sa pamamagitan ng pagsabi nito sa ibang tao. Sa ganoong paraan ay gumagaan ang ating pakiramdam at katamtaman lamang upang tayo’y bumalik muli sa laban. Yoong iba naman ay idinadaan sa social media gaya ng Facebook at Twitter. Nagpo-post tayo ng mga saloobin na tila nobela sa haba at minsan hindi pa natin napipigilang samahan ng masasamang pananalita.

Alam mo ba’ng Toxic ka?

Ang pagbansag ng “Toxic” sa isang tao ay hindi nangangahulugang exposed ang taong iyon sa isang nakamamatay na kemikal. Hindi rin ito nangangahulugang sexy na pangangatawan na ginagamit niya sa “makating” pamamaraan. Kapag tinawag ka’ng toxic ng isang tao, ibig-sabihin ay malimit kang mag-komentaryo o magpahayag ng mga negatibong bagay tungkol sa isang topic (Tao, Grupo, Bagay, Lugar, Aktibidad, Kaganapan, atbp.) na siya namang nasasaksihan ng publiko na sa sobrang negatibo ay nakakaapekto na sa mga tao sa paligid mo.

Sa paano nga ba natin nasasabing toxic na ang isang tao partikular sa social media? Madali ito maintindihan at maaari mong gamitin ang sarili mo bilang halimbawa. Ito ang mga senyales.

Toxic ka sa Social Media kapag:

  1. karamihan sa posts mo ay tungkol sa mga negatibong bagay.
  2. ipinapakita mo sa publiko na gusto mo nang sumuko o mamatay.
  3. hindi ka tumatanggap ng komentong taliwas sa pinaniniwalaan mo.
  4. minura mo na ang lahat.
  5. nahihila mo na ang ibang tao pababa.
  6. mabilis kang mainis o mairita sa mga simple o kadalasa’y masasayang bagay.
  7. naaapektuhan na ang ibang tao sa pagiging negatibo mo.
  8. nagiging maselan ka o mapagmataas at minamata mo na ang lahat.
  9. ikaw na ang nagsisimula ng away.
  10. sa sobrang negatibo mo, nilalayuan ka na dahil ayaw nilang mahawa sa’yo.

Kung toxic ka at gusto mo itong mawala pagkatao mo, simulan mo ito sa pamamagitan ng pag-tanggap ng lahat. Kapag natutunan mo ang Acceptance, unti-unti mo nang mababago ang sarili mo. Ngunit kung hindi mo matanggap na toxic ka at bobombahin mo na ako sa comment box, uunahan na kita…

Wag kang toxic.


By Rapunzel


What about The Wall?

I’m disappointed with you, Cena. You should’ve used that “You can’t see me” trick to get away from there.



Yesterday, I watched the second most disappointing Sniper War movie in my entire life. Next to Steven Seagal’s movie Sniper: Special Ops being number one most disappointing, where he spent more than half of the film sitting inside an empty house with his dying comrade. Have you watched The Wall starring John Cena and Aaron Taylor-Johnson? It was a real drama but if you have an experience with shooting high caliber firearms which my dad and I used to do every weekends, you’ll probably get pissed off right away and I’ll tell you why.


Again, this is just my opinion. I also included my personal alteration on how the movie should have ended for me.

Let’s start with… I’m so disappointed with you, John Cena. I know you should not be the one to blame because you’re just doing what in the script says. Staff Sergeant Shane Matthews is a sniper, a well-trained long range shooter capable of not just clean head shots but also reconnaissance and camouflage. I’m sorry, folks. I just can’t believe he just died there because of these 5 reasons:

1. He didn’t believe his spotter

A sniper’s spotter is his best buddy. In sniper movies, the spotter is the one who usually carries that odd-looking scope beside the sniper. His job is to spot enemy movements inside the perimeter. In this movie, Sergeant Allen Isaac is the spotter and the one who reported that enemy sniper is a “pro” for killing his targets with mostly head shots. But he didn’t believe him and instead decided to do something a normal sniper would not do, and that’s…


2. Walking in the kill zone

Can you believe that? It’s stupid and it’s suicide. Even a starfish knows moving towards death is a bad idea, but Shane did it anyway. And there he is, shot somewhere on his body, lying face-down on the ground. And it all happens because of his…

3. Lack of patience

When dad first allowed me to fire a sniper rifle, he told me two things: (one) “The hardest part in shooting is when not to shoot” and (two), “Patience before pulling the trigger.” Despite hearing Allen’s assessment and warning, Shane still chose to walk down there to collect the dead security guards’ radios. Although I think even doing it after a week will still get him killed, it’s obvious that the enemy sniper has just simply outmatched them.

4. He’s not cautious

If you are a sniper and good at hunting, you could bet your enemy is good at it too. If I’m in Shane’s boots, I would think that he could still be out there. Proceeding with caution is a must. I’ll be moving slowly, crouching to every object I could find. I could also do that booty dance. It’s always better to dance your booty behind a wall than in the open.


5. Random shot

It’s a good try since that’s his only opportunity to strike back. but if I were him, given the fact that the enemy sniper is a pro, I would have no choice but to rely on his professionalism to survive. I won’t waste my rounds targeting a well-hidden enemy. Here’s how I’m going to do it:


Let’s say I’m in his situation where I’m lying down on the ground. I’ll start by considering all the aspects around me: That includes my partner who is still alive and distracting the enemy via radio conversation, my rifle is just inches away from my hands, the desert is providing me a good cover, and my wound is temporarily treated by the time it touched the ground. With all these aspects and where the shots came from finally determined, I will not waste my remaining strength giving the mountain of scraps a cold barrage of rounds like what he did. Instead, I will hug my rifle, roll towards the drums within the flying sand, and restart the shooting game once and for all. I don’t know why the writer chose what just happened but it makes sense to me why the movie is titled “The Wall” and not “The Sniper” or “The Spotter”. I’m not going to tell you what happened in the end. Piece of advice: The Wall is not a war movie, but drama.


By Cinderella


10 Life Lessons from Ragnarok


If there’s an online game I would never get tired of playing, that would be Ragnarok Online. Maybe that explains why I failed Business Math in my college days and almost lost my job just last year. But guess what, I’m still playing the game. According to a Philippine Daily top-10 TV Show, Ragnarok is NOT the first online game in the country, but it is indeed the very first online game to be so popular, it got so many adaptations and keeps on coming back.

Yes, it keeps on coming back. Because on March 2015, the popular MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) Philippine Ragnarok Online was shut down completely and because not all of its best players can’t just simply move to the international server, they decided to make their own private servers with different rules and set ups for the patrons to keep the burning feeling of Ragnarok gaming alive.

The good news is; the Philippine Server is back again with its Closed Beta Test (CBT) on June 20 and is now fully operational to this date. So many excited players of all ages immediately registered and played that sometimes the server is having difficulties trying to handle all 20,000 players at the same time.

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Now what’s in this game that everyone wants to play so bad? Let me start by saying Ragnarok is a virtual simulation of living.

1. Ragnarok is an RPG(Role Playing Game), meaning it offers its players the freedom to choose what class or “Job” they want to be in the game, but in an outdoor adventure style. Unlike other role playing games, Ragnarok has a total of 8 first class jobs with specific roles to contribute in the game (Swordsman, Archer, Acolyte, Mage, Merchant, and Thief, Ninja, Soul Linker, and Gunslinger.) while basic stuff such as cooking and deliveries can be done as quests. Each character must go under training, pretty much like nursery or preparatory for children.

2. Ragnarok will teach you geography. Ragnarok is a world with cities resembling our real world’s countries that you can visit. These places are just perfect enough to make you feel you’re exploring places like Thailand, England, and Hawaii.


3. Ragnarok will teach you how to handle business. Given the fact that you act on behalf of your job is what makes the world of this game go round. But business is also a thing in this game. To earn more, some players makes business in game depending on their job. For example, if your job is the Merchant Class – Blacksmith, who are geniuses in crafting equipment, they can make weapons and sell them.


4. Ragnarok will teach you that every drop of currency(Zeny) is important. Monsters and quests have different levels and therefore, offers different amount of rewards and drops. These rewards and drops could either be useful or not for your specific job and can be sold to NPCs (Non-Player Characters) of the game for fair price. Basically, you earn depending on how you work hard. See those white bars on the photo? That’s all vendors selling something. And that’s just the tip of the ice berg. These vendors can occupy the half of the town if they all go sell something all at the same time.


5. Ragnarok will teach you that teamwork is the key. In the game, players can make a temporary group called “party” where players from different places in the country can play together as one team and each job has their own task. Pretty much the same in the real world where in some point of our lives, we were paired with someone we don’t fully know, and there are times that we get ourselves into a team. To achieve the common goal, we work hard together with these strangers and in the minute one of the members go idle (or in the gaming terms “away from keyboard or AFK”), the team will fail.

6. Ragnarok will teach you how to be a good leader. Being a good leader is no easy task even in the game. In the real world, too much tasks can give you stress. Imagine yourself thinking about the bills, then taking care of your kids, and thinking about your job, then thinking about problems, etc. It’ll make you crazy. But for some people, the more they handle stress of different problems, the more they get used to it. In the game, you invite members, you focus on your job in battle, and at the same time, also you try to manage members that don’t do their job. The more you expose yourself to these problems, the stronger you become in handling them. “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”

7. Ragnarok will teach you whenever there’s challenge, there’s conflict. It’s common in any way that two persons try to decide who’s the best is. The bigger version of it is war. In most games, Players-Vs-Player or PVP is a common way of proving your strength and skills to a fellow player. Ragnarok also has Guild Wars called War of Emperium. Emperium is a sort of golden crystal that controls an entire castle, which is also a symbol of power and whichever guild’s Emperium is holding the castle, is the best guild.

8. Ragnarok will remind you of your daily errands. Like how we are supposed to take a bath, brush our teeth, eat right, and do our homeworks, Ragnarok has also activities that are meant to be accomplished daily. Like how you earn the feeling of being refreshed when you take a bath daily, these quests will give you a not so rare but a daily necessity reward.


9. Ragnarok will show you the fun of growing up. In real life, some people find growing up as a frustration that if they can only skip it, they would. But growing up has a lot things to offer too like getting a better job, age-restriction passes, or getting married. You can also experience these happy things in the game. But like in real life, you have to work hard to achieve them. For example in the marriage, you have to buy the ring, get the wedding dress, experience the hardship of reaching the church wearing the dress, and pay for the wedding service. All of these will pay off when you and your spouse finally get a baby.

10. Ragnarok will teach you how economy affects everything. When there’s trade, there’s economy. And economy has its own dark days. It’s that time when the price is too low, it doesn’t match your effort of getting the item anymore. And there are also times when a group of players decide to take over an entire map so that they’re the only ones who can acquire the specific rare item and sell it with a really high price. So unfair.



In the end, Ragnarok Online is still just a game, created to escape from the real world for a while. It’s a good thing that the official server of Ragnarok is Pay-2-Play where you have to load (top-up) so you can play for hours but not the whole day.

Ragnarok, for me, is a representation of the real world in 2D where you go out every day in an unexpected adventure to work hard and live, have fun and socialize with others, and to value one’s self.



[credits to the owner of these photos whoever they are.]

By SnowWhite