If you are into social networking sites, you are not anti-social.

I have heard those complaints–if you are into Friendster, Facebook or MySpace, chances are you are anti-social. Heck, I beg to disagree. Recent studies have conclude otherwise.

“Researchers discovered Facebook gave people more choice on how they conduct relationships and was “a way of storing biography and enhancing social memory”. The study showed many people used it to track people they liked or to find out what ex-partners were up to. Members log on to Facebook to look at profiles and pictures because more information can be gleaned from it than a phone call or letter, the study said.” The complete article from BBC News.

My anticipated movies

‘Tis the time of the year where the good movies are starting to open in wide release for Oscars season next year. Here are some of my anticipated movies:

1. Quantum of Solace. This latest Bond film will be character-driven, and will focus more on the love lost of Mr Bond. I have deep respect for the director, Marc Forster (The Kite Runner, Finding Neverland, Monster’s Ball).

2. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. When I first saw the trailer, I was reminded of the book Time Traveller’s Wife, though, that book also will have its own movie adaptation. This movie stars Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, and a love story against all odds. Can’t wait for this one.

3. The Soloist. I love movies with underdogs on it, and how they survive and won the battle called life. The trailer looks promising. Based on a true story.

4. Valkyrie. Long overdue.

I’m back

I was offline for the last six days because I have to do some after office volunteer work. It’s that time again where your help is needed, and you cannot say no because you knew for a fact that it is for something so priceless and worthwile.

From Monday to Friday, I headed to a five star hotel in Ortigas from work. This is the venue of the breathing course, and some of my officemates are there to experience for themselves the joy of getting rid of stress from their everyday lives.

I already did five volunteer work for this NGO, and everytime it is finished, no matter how tired you are, you are just happy to see graduates beaming with their smiles and losing excess weights.