An Orphan’s Tale, Part I

July 28, 2014 § Leave a comment

Karrie’s parents abandoned her when she was just a newborn. She was found at the doorstep of a fire station, wrapped in white towels. Karrie was later transferred to the local orphanage.

Short in stature and blessed with a hearty smile, Karrie quickly became everyone’s darling. She won people over not only with her charm, but also by excelling in almost everything. There was one thing she had yet to accomplish, however. She dreamed of having a family of her own, completed with a dad, a mom and maybe a sister or two. All she wanted was to be a normal girl with loving parents and supportive siblings.

Despite her academic achievements and good behavior, she found no luck in getting adopted. Witnessing wave after wave of her friends leaving the orphanage (having been adopted by a good family), Karrie was disheartened. But she continued to persist. She kept telling herself that she must work even harder to earn that opportunity. She must do all she can.

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Humor: Money Talk

July 25, 2014 § Leave a comment

Sometimes humor comes from the unlikeliest source.

Video Credits: admans

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Death of a Romantic Writer, Part IV

July 24, 2014 § Leave a comment

It wasn’t long before his wife had had enough and left him for good; she brought with her their two children. As much as she was troubled by his unfaithfulness, she was even more troubled by his excessive devotion to his friends. The author’s wife despised her husband’s indifference towards the wellbeing of his loved ones. He often abandoned his wife and sons to be with his buddies. Even when the family was facing tough times financially, he never hesitated in spending his hard-earned cash on his friends. The man’s mistresses shared a similar sentiment. They both loved and hated him with the same fervor.

One by one, his loved ones were leaving him. The author couldn’t care less, however. After all, he was always surrounded by good friends. And he figured his loved ones will return to him sooner or later.

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Death of a Romantic Writer, Part III

July 23, 2014 § Leave a comment

The excessive charity left the author living in debt for the latter half of his life. He sometimes had to produce two to three novels a month just to pay his bills. Fortunately, his friends were equally devoted to him. Many of his later novels were actually written by his friends, under his pen name.

The famous author met his wife in a chance encounter. He was completely smitten by her. She bore a striking resemblance to the main female character in one of his novels. Upon meeting her, he knew he had found the love of his life.

The early part of their marriage was a happy one. But the romantic writer needed inspirations for the other female characters of his novels. He would find these inspirations in countless beautiful women, who found it extremely difficult to reject such a handsome and talented man.

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2014 Rogers Cup in 10 days

July 22, 2014 § Leave a comment

In a little more than a week, Canada will welcome the world’s top tennis players for its national championships. Unlike many national opens where the men and women play on the same venue, the Rogers Cup is played on two different venues – Toronto for the men and Montreal for the women. In olden days, this would have caused headaches for the TV production team. With new and advanced technologies, however, TV broadcasters can now show both events live in their coverage without any problem. US viewers can check out the 2014 Rogers Cup TV Schedule

Death of a Romantic Writer, Part II

July 22, 2014 § Leave a comment

The news of the author’s death, though expected, brought extreme sadness to his legions of fans. The street of his birthplace came to an instant standstill. Images of people choking in tears and disbelief sent shockwaves around the world. His funeral was flooded with fans and admirers. Curiously, none of his relatives showed up for the procession. His wife and sons didn’t even bother to comment on his death.

The author’s life was one of devoted friendships, excessive drinking and beautiful women. The man was everyone’s friend. If there were an award for the world’s greatest friend, he would have won it hands down. He chose his friends selectively. But once he established friendship with someone, he became very devoted to that person. There were numerous instances of the author helping his friends out with large sums of his own money. He once even mortgaged his house and used the money to assist a troubled friend.

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Death of a Romantic Writer, Part I

July 21, 2014 § Leave a comment

He was one of the greatest writers of his generation. His body of work, which included over thirty bestsellers, was one of legendary status. He had lived a good life and had accomplished amazing things. But as the famed author was fighting a hopeless battle against hepatocirrhosis, he still had one major life’s regret. He wished to see his wife and sons for one last time.

Despite impassioned pleas from the author’s devoted friends, the man’s wife refused to budge. She had said she and her two children will never see him again. She firmly reasserted that there will be no change of plan.

As the author’s final days drew near, people overheard him murmuring repeatedly the names of his loved ones. He really wanted to share his final moments on earth with his family. His wish was not granted however. The man passed away in solitude at the young age of 48.

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