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Scenarios Inc [20] : Iron Man is the..uhmm..Man!

Just watched Avengers and my main goal is still the same, to be an Iron Man. For me, Iron Man is the best Avenger of all. (Screw that genetically altered Captain America. He’s the first avenger, yes, great? neh.)

I know you’ll come up with some arguments to defend your favorite avenger but I think I am prepared for this.
Aside from that Awesome iron Suit. Here’s a collection of facts (or should I say snippets of awesomeness) about Iron Man


•    Tony is a Geek. By the age of 15 Tony had enrolled in MIT (The Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated at the top of his class at age 19 with double masters in physics and engineering.

•    At the age of 21 his parents were tragically killed in a car accident. Afterwards, Tony inherited Stark Industries, an unparalleled mega-conglomerate that mostly manufactured weapons for the United States military. One of his first projects as the new CEO was to purchase the manufacturer who designed his parents car and have the faulty brake system, which was seemingly the cause of their deaths, redesigned in order to prevent any further incidents, thus saving lives.

•    He is into renewable energy. Every suit has a self-contained environment, assorted onboard weapons systems, enhanced strength, flight, and various communications arrays and sensors (such as radar and radio). Furthermore, they typically have multiple power sources including a secondary solar energy collection function in the event that conventional recharging methods are unavailable. (just in case you guys over at Greenpeace looking for an advocate)

•    Iron  Man and makes narcissism pretty interesting.

•    Uhmmm…He has this inevitable sense of humor. (and those one-liners.)

•    He Makes  physicists  and engineers cool and chick magnet (better than those guys from TBBT)

•    The sole avenger who declared war against The Hulk. I mean check out World War Hulk #1.

•    He was not only a founding member but probably the most vocal and proactive towards forming and maintaining the team. Several times he did the job of approaching current or new members to talk with them, etc basically what Cap did on the start of New Avengers

•    Sure, but he’s the guy who has the best pragmatic mind to sense & counter threats. Adding to his scientific mind, through his business sense he knows how to face the opposition with unconventional strategies. He’s the one who can hack back SHIELD if SHIELD ever wants to hack the Avengers system.

•    Uhmm, creating and having J.A.R.V.I.S.? I think that would be valid (cool) enough

•    Tony Stark’s superpower is not money, it’s engineering (and  physics)

I watched Iron Man 1 and 2 and recently, the Avengers and I shamelessly admit that I felt like a kid again watching Tony Stark fly across the devastated New York City by just boosting kets thru his palms. And Iron Man made me watched a movie as a movie goer, not a film critic, Special effects Nazi that I used to be. I forgot to be technical while watching Iron Man fights those aliens.  Can’t wait for iron man 3 (if there is).

(disclaimer : this is just a post by an Iron Man fanboy)

So that’s for now guys.

So Till Then and Godbless :D


Scenarios Inc [19] : Nerd Herd Part 1 : Zombies, Aliens and Beer!

Nope. not about the band HelloGoodbye, just play on words.

I got frustrated with special features on Philippine TV these days. dont get me wrong, they’re informative, yes but do we have to tackle the same topic a hundred times? Yes, I do watch (and love) our documentaries, but do we need to witness poverty again and again?

Thank God there’s cable (well, torrent…) again, cable.

it made a wide and different  array of interesting shows to people (mostly nerds and geeks)  like these shows I’ve been watching these past few days, informative yet entertaining.

Zombies: A Living History | History Channel

Despite of credibility issues caused by conspiracy theory themed shows, History Channel won’t stop producing shows that entertains ideas from the pop culture. From their past series like Nostradamus Effect Season 1 and 2, Ancient Aliens season 1 and 2 and their disturbing Life after People series, they’re always successful in creating shows for the geeks and conspiracy theorists (like me)

True enough, they created a documentary chronicling the history of zombies. from being part of ancient legends all over the world up to their current representation in the movies. I like how they got these resource speakers who are zombie apocalypse experts on their own way.

Interesting perspective on general emergency preparedness with surprising incite from government officials on Zombies. Worth it to see some of the genre’s authors like Maberry and Brooks!

 

Also, what made it more interesting/fun to watch is the “How to Fight a Zombie” segment by Roger Ma

Man, he can do it with everything, from Katana sword to crowbar to an ordinary snowplow…oh by the way, he also presented a hand to hand combat wit a zombie, seems legit :D

I must say, I witnessed one of the most well-rounded documentaries on zombies. I really appreciated how far back the History Channel went to try and find the origins of the zombie story. The production value was as superb as the research, recreations and zombie actors. And it somehow reminds me of Simon Pegg and Shaun of the Dead :D

When Aliens Attack | National Geographic

Surprised that National Geographic is finally producing shows about the extra terrestrial and even declared an alien invasion month for their specials about ETs. NGC already have this reputation of producing clear and well researched specials so I must say, they can go with the trend without anything at stake :D

When Aliens Attack starts with a question “What if an extra-terrestrial force attacked Earth?” then followed by series of never ending thoughts like “What might that look like and how will the people of Earth respond?” NGC Consulted a cast of world-renowned scientists and  survival experts and defense experts

This two-hour special, Alien Invasion explors this frightening scenario. Experts reveal what could motivate alien invaders to attack Earth, and speculate on how the attack might play out — the strategy alien invaders might use and the most effective ways for humans to respond. Well turn to science and history to figure out what works. Well show how humanity can survive this

If we’re all geared up for a zombie apocalypse, why not prepare for another kind? You may get a lot of ideas from this NGC special, from communicating to aliens with mathematics up to mobilizing ticking bomb out of diseased infected people.

its not that i believe into aliens but I am sort of fascinated on  our  ideas if they were real.

from History Channel and National geographic, lets jump to…

How Beer Save the World | Discovery Channel

This show traces the important role that beer has played in human history from the probable origins of the first beer at the dawn of history to the development of a special beer for use in zero gravity space missions.

I suspect some of the claims made in this show exaggerate the importance of beer. Was barley made exclusively for beer and not for bread? I do not know, but it seems a bit odd. Even the theory of how beer was accidentally discovered relies heavily on speculation.


But overall, it is pretty decent with real experts explaining things about beer’s history that are not well known. it is fun to watch and entertain the fact that without beer, Pyramid would be impossible, that refrigeration wouldn’t be invented and we will not know what an ice cream is.  Some claims are little bit exaggerated but still, it entertain a nerd like me   Did it “save” the world? I do not know. I mean, sure, beer was safer to drink than bacteria-filled water… but clearly other societies thrived besides the Europeans. The world was not “saved”.

so there you go geeks. cheers! here’s to zombie, alien or whatever apocalypse we’re anticipating’ :D

So that’s for now guys.

So Till Then and Godbless :D


Scenarios Inc. [18] : The Bourne Legacy Trailer

After the traffic, the hype, and not to mention special coverage of 24 Oras, I think we deserve to see how their production here in the country turned out.

Being the  fourth installment of the Bourne Film Series, The BOURNE LEGACY is an upcoming 2012 film based on the Jason Bourne Novels of Robert Ludlum and Eric Van Lustbader.

Yep the trailer is out and i think this is not fan made, (still having some doubts) but still, it’s frustrating that there’s still no sign of Manila. I think they’re reserving it for the main trailer. Oh well. I’m excited to see the Rachel Weisz clinging on a spinning jeepney like what some production peeps are saying.

(btw. their production took place in Sta Mesa last Saturday, kaya yun walang klase :D another things, thanks to Sir Anton of PusangKalye.net for the awesome find. I literally jumped when I saw this. )

So that’s for now guys.

So Till Then and Godbless :D


Scenarios Inc [17] : Single, Single NEVER Double

(mga) Rason kung bakit ka pa single. hehe :D

Ang tamaan, tumakbo sa malapit na ospital o tawag na kay Dr. Love ng DZMM :D Salamat Hana Banana for this awesome find


Declare [14] : Our February Playlist

Yikes! Feb is here. Means we have to deal with the same old love songs all over again. Well, we must admit, some of those songs built some relationships, some songs made those existing stronger.

Me too, I caught myself sharing earpiece with a girl, singing our hearts out while we’re on our way to her province. Though it was my brother’s player, I am surprised that there’s so many (love) songs in it knowing he’s into metal.  More surprisingly that my girl and I whole-heatedly can sing those word by word. Indeed, it made our journey something to cherish.

Three years passed and I’m still  planning to do the same thing but this time, I will not borrow songs from my brother anymore. (thanks for having your player that time but I really  hate metal. sorry bro. no offense hehe. )

I want to spice up the trip, I made a completely new playlist for her. I am confident that we’re into the same genre, hope she’ll like these songs :D

30. BABY IT’S FACT by Hellogoodbye

(album : Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!)

Just in case their wondering
They’ve got us pinned terribly
They don’t believe our love is real
Cause they don’t know how real love feels
You should know it’s true
Just now, the part about my love for you

29. SAN FRANCISCO by The Weepies

(album : iTunes Live EP)

28. FAST CAR version by Kina Grannis & Boyce Avenue

(album : iTunes Live EP)

I remember we were driving driving in your car
The speed so fast I felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped ’round my shoulder
And I had a feeling that I belonged
And I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

27. DEEP INSIDE OF YOU by Third Eye Blind

(album : Third Eye Blind)

I’d know what to do if I just knew what’s coming
I would change myself if I could
I’d walk with my people if I could find them
And I’d say that I’m sorry to you
I’m sorry to you

26. OBVIOUS by Westlife

(album : Turnaround)

I’ve made it obvious
Done everything but sing it
(I’ve crushed on you so long, but on and on you get me wrong)
I’m not so good with words
And since you never notice
The way that we belong
I’ll say it in a love song


25. LOVER LAY DOWN by Dave Matthews Band

(album : Under the Table and Dreaming)

I’m fire-you’re the ocean
I’m energy-you’re the rhythm
Love is somewhere in between
What you believe and what you dream
I’m just trying to make you mine
You’re the ocean

23. OK! IT’S ALRIGHT WITH ME by Eric Hutchinson

(album : Sounds like this)

When Bernadette comes I get lost on her time
She’s much too sweet and she’s always gonna be
And when I return to her arms and her eyes
It might not be the same, but it’s alright with me

22. ONE SWEET LOVE by Sara Bareilles

(album : Little Voice)

The time that I’ve taken
I pray is not wasted
Have I already tasted my piece of one sweet love?
Ready and waiting for a heart worth the breaking
But I’d settle for an honest mistake in the name of
One sweet love.


21. COME ON GET HIGHER by Matt Nathanson

(album : Some Mad Hope)

So come on, get higher, loosen my lips
Faith and desire and the swing of your hips
Just pull me down hard
And drown me in love

20. ALL MY LOVING version by JIM STURGEES

(album : Across the Universe Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Close your eyes and I’ll kiss you
Tomorrow I’ll miss you
Remember I’ll always be true
And then while I’m away
I’ll write home every day
And I’ll send all my loving to you

19. UNDRESS by Howie Day

(album : Sound the Alarm)

In a world full of chaos
Shut out this deafening roar
For just one minute more

18. YOU’RE THE ONLY ONE by Maria Mena

(album : White Turns Blue)

You’re the only one who
Drags me kicking and screaming through fast dreams
You’re the only one who
Knows exactly what I mean

17. LIFE LESS ORDINARY by Carbon Leaf

(album : Indian Summer)

Well I hate to be a bother,
But it’s you and there’s no other, I do believe
You can call me naive but…
I know me very well (at least as far as I can tell)
And I know what I need

16. BUBBLY TOES by Jack Johnson

(album : Bushfire Fairytales)

His dreams are like commercials
But her dreams are picture perfect and
Our dreams are so related though they’re often underestimated

15. STAY TONIGHT by James Blunt

(album : Some Kind of Trouble)

We watched the sunset from our car
We all took it in
And by the time that it was dark
You and me had something, yeah!

14. YOU MAKE IT REAL by James Morrison

(album : Songs for you, Truths for me)

And I am running to you baby,
You are the only one who saves me
That’s why I’ve been missing you lately,
‘Cause you make it real for me


13. NO STOPPING US by Jason Mraz

(album : Waiting for my rocket to come)

Would it take a bakers dozen to get my point to you?
Would it take a half a pound to roll a joint for you
Would it take some hailing mary’s so full of grace to get my sound to you
Will you help me break it down and get on thru

Down to the other side
Its easy of you only try
We don’t lie down on the job
Because once we hit the top there’s no stopping us

12. I CAN’T READ YOU by Daniel Bedingfield

(album : Gotta get thru this)

I’m never shy but this is different
I can’t explain the way I’m feeling tonight
I’m losing control of my heart
Tell me what can I do to make you happy
Nothing I ever say seems to come out right
I’m losing control of my heart

11. HALF OF MY HEART  by John Mayer feat. Taylor Swift

(album : Battle Studies)

half of my heart’s got a real good imagination
half of my heart’s got you
half of my heart’s got a right mind to tell you
that half of my heart won’t do


10. BLISS by Alice Peacock feat. John Mayer

It’s joy, it’s ecstacy, it’s truth, it’s destiny
And even love is not enough to tell you how you make me feel
There’s only one word for this
It’s bliss


9. NO TIME by Just Jack

(album : Overtones)

8. SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW by Keane

(album : Hopes and Fears)

And if you have a minute why don’t we go
Talk about it somewhere only we know?
This could be the end of everything
So why don’t we go
Somewhere only we know?

7. BESIDE YOU by Marianas Trench

(album : Masterpiece Theater)

If your heart wears thin I will hold you up
And I will hide you when it gets too much
I’ll be right beside you


6. NEVER GONNA LEAVE THIS BED by Maroon 5

(album : Hands All Over)

Take all that I have
I’d give it all away just to get you back

5. SPEAK by Nickel Creek

(album : Reason Why)

Well I sat down next to a photograph
Tried my best almost made her laugh
She was my toughest crowd
There in the way was a mountain up in the clouds
Well I can’t sleep and I’m not in love
I can’t speak without messing up
Eye’s tell of what’s behind
And hers showed the way to a long and lonely climb
But through failure I’ll proceed
And she’ll see how far I’ve come

4. SHINE ON by Rascal Flatts

(album : Melt)

Shine on, shine on, shine on me
Whenever something’s missing
You’re exactly what I need
Your love has shown me the light and now I finally see
So shine on, shine on, shine on me, yeah

3. HOLD ME by Savage Garden

(album : Affirmation)

might need you to hold me tonight
I might need you to say it’s alright
I might need you to make the first stand
Because tonight I’m finding it hard to be your man


2. LOVE HOW IT HURTS by Scouting for Girls

(album : Everybody Wants To Be On TV)

Three little words, That’s all that I’ve got
Three little words, Like it or not

Tell me you noticed? Tell me you heard?
For you I’d have run to the ends of the Earth
I couldn’t keep you, but I’ll keep my word
It’s the most beautiful pain in the world
I love how it hurts

1. PLANETS BEND BETWEEN US, The by Snow Patrol
(album : Up to Now)

I will race you to the waterside
And from the edge of Ireland shout out loud
So they could hear it in America
It’s all for you

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Apologies for this long post. inlababo lang :D hehe. cross fingers.

So that’s for now guys.

So Till Then and Godbless :D


Scenarios Inc. [16] : Spoken Words

What if I told you Jesus came to abolish religion.
What if I told you voting republican really wasn’t his mission.
What if I told you republican doesn’t automatically mean Christian.
And just because you call some people blind.
Doesn’t automatically give you vision.

I mean if religion is so great, why has it started so many wars.
Why does it build huge churches, but fails to feed the poor.
Tells single moms God doesn’t love them if they’ve ever had a divorce.
But in the old testament God actually calls religious people whores.

Religion might preach grace, but another thing they practice.
Tend to ridicule God’s people, they did it to John The Baptist.
They can’t fix their problems, and so they just mask it.
Not realizing religions like spraying perfume on a casket.

See the problem with religion, is it never gets to the core.
It’s just behavior modification, like a long list of chores.
Like lets dress up the outside make look nice and neat.
But it’s funny that’s what they use to do to mummies.
While the corps rots underneath.

Now I ain’t judgin.
I’m just saying quit putting on a fake look, Cause there’s a problem.
If people only know you’re a Christian by your Facebook.
I mean in every other aspect of life, you know that logic’s unworthy.
It’s like saying you play for the Lakers just because you bought a jersey.

You see this was me too, but no one seemed to be on to me.
Acting like a church kid, while addicted to pornography.
See on Sunday I’d go to church, but Saturday getting faded.
Acting if I was simply created just to have sex and get wasted.

See I spent my whole life building this facade of neatness.
But now that I know Jesus, I boast in my weakness.
Because if grace is water, then the church should be an ocean.
It’s not a museum for good people, it’s a hospital for the broken.

Which means I don’t have to hide my failure, I don’t have to hide my sin.
Because it doesn’t depend on me it depends on him.
See because when I was God’s enemy and certainly not a fan.
He looked down and said I want, that, man.

Which is why Jesus hated religion, and for it he called them fools.
Don’t you see so much better than just following some rules.
Now let me clarify, I love the church, I love the bible, and yes I believe in sin.
But if Jesus came to your church would they actually let him in.

See remember he was called a glutton, and a drunkard by religious men.
But the son of God never supports self righteousness not now, not then.
Now back to the point, one thing is vital to mention.
How Jesus and religion are on opposite spectrum’s.

See one’s the work of God, but one’s a man made invention.
See one is the cure, but the other’s the infection.
See because religion says do, Jesus says done.
Religion says slave, Jesus says son.

Religion puts you in bondage, while Jesus sets you free.
Religion makes you blind, but Jesus makes you see.
And that’s why religion and Jesus are two different clans.
Religion is man searching for God, Christianity is God searching for man.

Which is why salvation is freely mine, and forgiveness is my own.
Not based on my merits but Jesus’s obedience alone.
Because he took the crown of thorns, and the blood dripped down his face.
He took what we all deserved, I guess that’s why you call it grace.

And while being murdered he yelled. “Father forgive them they know not what they do.”
Because when he was dangling on that cross, he was thinking of you.
And he absorbed all of your sin, and buried it in the tomb.
Which is why I’m kneeling at the cross, saying come on there’s room.

So for religion, no I hate it, in fact I literally resent it.
Because when Jesus said it is finished, I believe he meant it.

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Jefferson Bethke’s “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus” YouTube sensation has garnered almost 16 million views and thousands of comments since its Jan. 10 release.

The 22-year-old shared that this video was “not as big as it looked” – that it was the collaborative product of his poetry and a friend’s video production skills. However, the emotion behind “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus” was Scripture-based,

“My heart behind the video and the lyrics really has to do with just reading the Scripture and seeing a staunch juxtaposition that Jesus would always do in regards to highlighting people who are only about the external not the internal,” Bethke said.

the said video sparked debates across the world of web. bashful comments from those who didn’t enjoyed it. Praises for those for those who listened.

Isn’t it ironic how everybody who watched the video is arguing for religion? This really shouldn’t bother anyone, it’s a great lyric of his own story…that’s all. It’s not a theological debate. It’s not a claim of “new revelation” or prophecy. It’s just a young guy’s song. That’s all.

You know… we are all missing the point. I know he is young, but his words speak volumes of wisdom. Again, he is not bashing the Church, he is not bashing Christ… He is speaking of religion. He explains the misconception of the Church when he states:
Because if grace is water, then the church should be an ocean
It’s not a museum for good people; it’s a hospital for the broken
Which means I don’t have to hide my failure, I don’t have to hide my sin

He is speaking to those evangelicals that exclude based off of a persons transgression. It is not the Church that does this, it is religion. He is pointing out our flaws. He is Muslim, he must burn. He is Christian he must die. He is a Jew, he must pay. Religion is the issue.

Christianity is not absolved of its transgressions, but Christianity is not always what Jesus taught. Jesus’ word was to embrace the other religions, the sinners, your brothers and sisters. Love he thou he does not want to be loved. Acceptance of diversity and praising God for the life we all have. We are supposed to be living testaments to the word. Yet religions builds these huge churches (in the physical sense) with money that should be for caring for the poor and the weak. Did Jesus take on pious men as followers? No Jesus took on fishermen, tax collectors and poor men. He took the hated of Jewish society. The same ones that many religious zealots push out today. Is this Christianity? Is this Jesus? No, it is religion

If you are using my video to bash ‘the church’ be careful. I was in no way intending to do that…The Church is Jesus’ bride so be careful how you speak of His wife. If a normal dude has right to get pissed when you bash His wife, it makes me tremble to think how great the weight is when we do it to Jesus’ wife. The church is His vehicle to reach a lost word. A hospital for sinners. Saying you love Jesus but hate the Church, is like a fiancé saying he loves his future bride, but hates her kids. We are all under grace. Look to Him.

                                                                                           —Jefferson Bethke

Hope this made us think

So that’s for now guys.

So Till Then and Godbless


tagged @ 5th TAGCOM 2011

The last time I participated in this kind event is way back college. When my love with Anime was on hype. Well actually, I don’t have the confidence to wear Gourry Gabriev  of Slayers or Lee Shauran of Cardcaptor Sakura; so I ended up being one of its  spectators.  It’s been a while so I felt weird joining a Cosplay convention after so many years.

I joined my workmate Martin and his team  enjoy the 5th TAGCOM : the gathering [Toys and Hobbies Convention] last Saturday at Robinson Midtown Ermita. It felt  like my first time, I’m too shy to wander around and have some pictures taken but what the hell, I don’t want my effort bringing a camera go to waste there I was, a triggerhappy  shooter. [Haha, sorry for the word.]

Sadly, I’m not familiar with almost 90% of the anime characters represented that day. Might be because I stopped watching anime as soon as started working. I barely hunt dvds of animated series nowadays. Nasanay akong makuntento sa DNAngel, first 2 seasons of Naruto, Hunter X Hunter, Ruruoni Kenshin  at cardcaptor Sakura. Siguro, ang anime na updated lang ako ay ang  Full metal Alchemist. [Did I mentioned I am a BIG fan of than series? Proof? Go to my room]. Pero all in all I enjoyed watching those peeps strike a pose, anime style.

Hmmm, I wonder how much each costume cost? I know some of them went to Divisoria and spent some time to sew their ideal costume together, I must commend the outcome. Speaking of commendation, I met this girl while I’m on my way to the loo, She is so mysterious and her dress is not costumy but God knows that she’s a head turner.  She’s with her two younger siblings whose I guess will be joining her in the event. So there I was, starstrucked, decided to take her a picture once I got a chance to meet her.

Anyway, back to the event, i struggled getting nice photos, there’s so many photographers that day, ah technology!-sa sobrang dami, di alam ng mga participants kung saan sila lilingon. hehe.

Well syempre, dahil toys and hobby convention sya, malamang madaming toys, mangga, comicbooks, anime DVD, apparel, Japanese junk foods at kung anung anek-anek ang makikita. I almost drown sad mi ng mamimili [or ng mga hanggang tingin lang]. Nothing caught my attention except those fleece hats and keychains. I want to buy some fleece hats but c’mon many  wore them already, andaming nagsusukat  even those ala sa character nila, maging cute lang sa pic. Haha bitter? Joke. Anyway.  Each hat cost 250 Php.

Then there some keychains from Keybies cafe. I like them all, gusto ko silang bilhin haha. But I can’t. they got keychain designs ranging from anime characters, comicbook characters, famous insignias and university emblems. I was lucky enough to get a Full Metal Alchemist insignia. I told yah, I’m such a fan. Btw, visit www.facebook.com/keybies for more designs. Each keybies Café Keychain cost 50Php only :D

Then paglabas ko ng area ng mga nagtitinda. I saw my TAGCOM crush, standing near the escalator, waiting for me, joke! Well, she’s there enjoying the event, watching her siblings strike a pose in front of some strangers’ cameras. “dis is it!” I said. “Its now or neber!”. So ayun, with my shaking voice , I  politely asked her to strike a pose and she’s so humble to comprehend :D

Sadly I forgot to get her name [or natotorpe lang] but thanks and kudos to her, she’s such a tease. Cruch crush hehe :D  I’m such a nerd!

Then there’s another girl, I spotted another shojo crush. She’s soooo cute :D

it’s around 3p.m. when I decided to leave the place for another event. but i managed to have some picture taken. here’s a last roll call :D

so there you go, I think the next convention I’ll attend is the TOYCON 2011 this coming June. Cross fingers :D

So that’s for now guys.

So Till Then and Godbless :D