I have been a sucker for movies that involves dog and fatherly love (yeah, and the vampires and night world thing but i don't cry watching and reading those). I watched Marley and me for the I-don’t-even-know-till-I-lost-count time. Shed tears again.
Marley and me is originally a book. So, it’s up to the movie director to make the movie into a masterpiece (exaggerating?? No.) that can make it to the top. Otherwise, it will just sink like an anchor, at least the anchor serve its purpose.
The story revolves around John Grogan, Jennifer and Marley the dog. They (John and Jennifer) got married and moved to Florida. Sebastian (John colleague and best friend) suggested to John to get a puppy for Jennifer so that he can build his career before starting a family (and stalling her biological clock. The first excuse sounds more mature.. :P) Growing up, Marley never loses his puppy energy, well that explains the jumping and sprinting and running, and continues to test the patience of John and Jennifer. They brought Marley to obedient school and got kick out after dry humping the instructor leg whose hair looks like poodle. That shows Marley’s lack of self-discipline. He continued chewing on everything.
After a while, Jennifer and John think that they have everything and ready to start a family. Conceived and delivered. Marley is very fond of kids though, in my point of view. At least he didn’t chew on the kids.
After 3 kids, John and his family moved to Philadelphia. Then Marley fall sick as he is quite old by this time. He succumbed to a twisted stomach problem.
That’s the synopsis on the movie. Are you going to watch it, AGAIN? :)
I have watched it thousands of time but never occurred to me about reading the original book. But I got it already and I am so ready to start another tear shedding adventure.I'll tell you if the movie and the book is world apart. Some how, my own Marley at hearts tell me it is. Oh well, I should just give myself the benefit of doubt until I read it.
P/S: oh… I have finished reading the book Betrayed by PC Cast and Kristin Cast. I will post my two cents on it soon.
I am so sorry if you stumbled upon this blog after searching for the aftermath of this epitome. I, myself have been Google -ing, trying to find any scientific truth that can support this. At least if its true, I can still take pork out of my diet and lose weight, not such a bad idea ey.
I was lurking on youtube, a video sharing website own by Google.Inc, when I found this video showing the experiment he conducted on his own out of curiosity.
Shocking, yes. But there is no scientific report to support this, correct me if I am wrong, send me a link, I would love that. So far, you will only get websites or even blog that says its true, its false and more video link of the said experiment.
To me though, this is truly a marketing scheme. Imagine this, after watching that video, I am sure the curiosity embedded in us will tick. We (maybe just me) will have the urge to conduct this experiment on our own to see the result in front of our own eyes. To conduct this experiment, you will buy at least a 500ml bottle of coke, and a pre-pack pork chop in local supermarket such as Giant or Cold Storage. Then you think, hmmmmm.. maybe not just the regular coke from Coca-Cola. Then you started to fill your basket with Diet Coke, Pepsi, local brand of cola flavored drinks and more pork chops.
Having paid all that, you go home and started to conduct your little experiment. Maybe maggots will come crawling after 2 hours. I dont know, I havent tried.
Trackback a little, do you realised that the video actually made you tick to conduct one on your own. This video have at least 1.5 million view. Lets pretend that every view is equal to 1 person, and lets say that only half of the people who watched tried conducting the experiment. Thats at least 750 000 bottle of coke being sold. Now, doesn't that increase the company revenue?
Don't even start on all the pork chops sold. The price for this particular poultry is already sky high. If more of this kind of video come up, we can pretty much say that the farmers are making lots of moolah.
But I found a website that actually state that it is not true with scientific reason on explaining on all this "maggots".
"The only way to birth maggots on your pork is to leave it outside. Coke has nothing to do with this urban legend. I have preformed such experiments in controlled environments and can confirm maggots do not develop due to the introduction of Coke. What you might see is:
1. Residue from the carbonation that has coagulated the protein structure of the pork.
2. Acids that have started to cook the pork and brought out amino acids that were inside the pork.
You log in to your blogger account. At your Dashboard, you realised that blogs that you have been following have a new post and you felt utterly happy about it. Then you click on the title and proceed reading. Well that seems not enough, you went back in time(literally) and read all the other post admiring their writing and wonder why you cant come up with the same thing that they have written with passion.
Now, am I lacking of passions for writing? Or am I a stalker who stalks all the log that have at least 100 reader per day? Or am I just being jealous that they actually get paid for writing journals and article(or even advertorial) with lots of picture that funded their trip overseas?
If vampire is your thing, this book is for you. Reading through this book, I kept comparing to another work of paranormal novel, Twilight. Sure twilight has made to the big screen and who wont drool over Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.
This book though is about vampyres at the House of Night, a vampyre finishing school where fledgling is surrounded by all the adult vamps so that they can make the change. What the hell are you talking about, you dont even speak vampire!! That was what on my mind. But there is this thing about this book that has the ooomph that make you want to finish reading it there and then.
Okay, so back to the book, Zoey Redbird, main character, a fledgling, a very powerful one at that who has the affinity to the 5 element, wind, water, fire, earth and spirit. It is said that never in the last centuries there is a vamp that have 5 affinity at the same time, let alone fledgling. Zoey's mark was filled in when she arrives school. Supposedly, a filled mark means that a vamp is changed. Zoey is still a fledgling, but a special one.
Then there is Stevie Rae, Zoey's roommate who eventually become her best friend, who is from Oklahoma. Stevie Rae and Zoey shared a lot of secrets and Zoey trust her.
Aphrodite, who is the leader of the Dark Daughters and Sons, is the typical bully in school. She steps on everyone and is constantly being followed by her army.
Aphrodite messep up in one of the ritual and forced Zoey to take her place in fixing it. Since that day, Zoey is the new leader of Dark Daughters and Sons, and adventures follow her.
N: I hate him, I hate him, why is he doing that to me?.
A: What happened?
N: You know that I am seeing someone right?
A: Yeah. Why? What is wrong with it?
N: *being nostalgic and all* It all started 2 weeks ago. He started to ignore me and being all twitchy around me. I thought that he was having problem at work. Then one lucky day, he was showering when his phone rang and it was a message from someone named Cathy, it was something like "Baby, I miss you already, when can we meet again? -Cathy-". Looking at that, I flipped but I kept it quiet. I managed to ask him about it over dinner about it. His face went blank and I can even see cold sweats. He said he don't know anyone by the name Cathy or whatsoever. Then just now I was going down the store to get some groceries and I ran into him. He wasnt even alone. He even got the guts to introduce his "friend" to me. "Hey N, this is my friend Cathy." while hugging Cathy's waist. I just cant believe it. He cheated on me. And it wasnt even a lady. Cathy is a guy!!!! tell me what to do now???"
A: *silent for a few moment* wow!I dont have a solution but I do admire your problem...
Valentine is just around the corner. 14February, coincidentally the chinese new year too. I bet there will be some debate going on, on how you shouldnt celebrate the valentine's day without knowing its true meaning, about how its so religious that some shouldnt celebrate at all.
To bore you with some facts, these are the informations on valentines day
this cat, OJ just loveeee to sleep in this dust pan.. dont ask me why...
Story of this 2:
Maybe just Valley first.
When we got this cat he is very small. arhh.. i wonder if i have the before picture
yeap, found it.. you can see that its very small, dirty and sad.. we found him waiting for us, near the car at midvalley carpark. he is very dirty and scared. his fur is white but by the time we got home, my hand is black. ergh... first things first, showered him with my shampoo. he smelled like sunsilk the whole 2 days.
bought some Whiskas and Friskies for him because we do not know what he preferred at that moment. We still dont know now, he change his appetite every 2 days.
we let him sleep in the room, which ever room he preferred.. first 2 weeks, he is the sweetest cat ever. chasing any moving thing. after that, he started to hit puberty i guess, because he keep humping my hand, while scratching and biting. ar this bitch just in dying need of attention.
So we thought of getting another pussy for him (pun intended). Stories on that later..
Valley is so darn naughty, he jumps everywhere. .
mess up the whole house.. ow yeah, thats him terrorizing my furry house slipper.
so imagined, he grew from this notice how sad the eye looks with injured nose