Friday, May 15, 2009

Just Watched: Slumdog Millionaire (I like!) and Angels & Demons (I liked the book version better)

Just read: Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire and The Tales of Beedle the Bard by JK Rowling

Both books were light reading. I'm presently collecting receipts from Fully Booked to get a discount card. Help me think this through - should I just go ahead and pay P700 for the discount card or continue to collect receipts? If I accumulate P15,000 worth of receipts, I technically have to spend P1,500 extra to get the card (because the card entitles bearer to 10% discount). Right now, I just need P6,609 more... This is complicated. I'll figure that out next time I decide to buy another book. But if you don't keep your receipts from Fully Booked - may I have them? ;)

Last weekend, I attended the Landmark Forum. Francis already took it 2 years ago but he decided to take it again with me.

Dry description: It's a philosophical discussion (Socratic inquiry) that helps participants examine how they view and consequently react to the world (perception as reality). It promises a transformation.

What I got:
1) Better relationships, particularly with my dad. I hope this lasts (and I'm confident it will).
2) The "possibility" of an extraordinary relationship with Francis. A possibility that is already real :)
3) More courage - to make decisions and speak up.
4) A deeply spiritual experience (although the forum is by no means a retreat).
5) A better understanding of the significance of Integrity.

From WeTheChange.com:

The Landmark Forum is a 3 or 4 day adventure where you are literally locked in a room with 100+ strangers and forced to experience the passing moments. Each day is 12-14 hours long and the format is purely conversational (there is no physical activity). Sound good so far? Landmark Forum leaders give attendees promise of enlightenment, clarity and transformation by the end of the course—and they deliver! Landmark is a truly incredible spiritual growth platform that provides unique insight into the true nature of our thoughts and perceptions and overall is a very rewarding experience.


Would I encourage you to join? To be a participant, one must save up to afford the P25,000 fee. Ouch. However, remember that the Forum gave me access to priceless things. So I would encourage you to join - but in the end, it's your decision :)

How to join: Call 02-8976800, 09178218088, 09178218090