Book Review: Saving My Assassin

Monday: 2018年 6月 18日, 16:43 PM    
Saving My Assassin
Published: June 7, 2016
ISBN: 1496411846
ISBN13: 9781496411846
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 304
At just under five feet tall, Virginia Prodan was no match for the towering 6' 10" gun-wielding assassin the Romanian government sent to her office to take her life. It was not the first time her life had been threatened—nor would it be the last. As a young attorney under Nicolae Ceausescu's brutal communist regime, Virginia had spent her entire life searching for the truth. When she finally found it in the pages of the most forbidden book in all of Romania, Virginia accepted the divine call to defend fellow followers of Christ against unjust persecution in an otherwise ungodly land. For this act of treason, she was kidnapped, beaten, tortured, placed under house arrest, and came within seconds of being executed under the orders of Ceausescu himself. How Virginia not only managed to elude her enemies time and again, but how she also helped expose the appalling secret that would ultimately lead to the demise of Ceausescu's evil empire is one of the most extraordinary stories ever told. A must-read for all generations, Saving My Assassin is the unforgettable account of one woman's search for truth, her defiance in the face of evil, and a surprise encounter that proves without a shadow of a doubt that nothing is impossible with God.

Saving My Assassin is a book that will keep you hooked from the first page up to the last and believe me, I don't read much under the autobiography genre, especially a memoir. And to be honest I'm not really a religious person, I don't pray much or attend church masses but that doesn't mean I don't believe in God and the possible things that faith in Him could do. This book astonishes me because it shows how a person could be so powerful and courageous when being guided by their strong faith in God.

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This post was published on Monday, 18th June 2018 at 16:43 PM and was filed under Books, Reading / Reviews.

Works are piled up…

Sunday: 2011年 1月 30日, 10:17 AM    

T_T I’ve been sick for a week now and my physician told me that I’ll be needing another week of bed rest. Still, moving of the files are not done yet! >.< But I'm happy to have finished moving my fansite of Shinji Hirako! XD Yay! Please feel free to visit the fansite if you are a big fan of BLEACH and Shinji Hirako. Another thing about the fansite, moving my fansite of Kisuke Urahara may take a while; that’s because I am currently revamping the entire site from its layout design to its contents. I need to change the old layout because it’s very old school… since I made it before I became proficient with Adobe Photoshop. Another moving of the fansite that will be delayed is Hideto Takarai’s (aka HYDE)! LOL. Summer is coming so I will do everything I can during that period.

School is also tiring having a lot of breaks 3 days a week. I am honestly exhausted. XD Seriously? Pumapasok ka lang ng 2 days a week, yet exhausted ka pa sa lagay na yan? LMAO. And to think that our quizzes has been postponed twice! Urgh!

Lastly, I have the bookie! 😀 You can now visit the guestbook and write something about what you think of DC’s network. Make sure to specify which network you’d like to post your comment though. That’s all for today, I guess and that’s it. XD

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This post was published on Sunday, 30th January 2011 at 10:17 AM and was filed under Fanlisting / Fansite, Life, Network, School.

M3Con 2009 + meeting devART friends

Saturday: 2009年 11月 21日, 23:10 PM    


Woot! Today was really a total blast. I attended the Mangaholix 3 Convention (a.k.a. M3Con) held at the World Trade Center East Pavilion, Roxas Blvd. Cor. Buendia Ave. Pasay City, Manila. 😀 I actually brought my friend Melanie with me and before we headed at the event, we first stopped at my sister’s house in Taguig City; which actually was also an event – triple birthday celebration! We arrived at he house around 11AM and of course, we took a bite first. We had menudo, fried chicken, spaghetti, adobo and a lot more so Melanie and I were fully charged.

We took a cab from Taguig to World Trade Center… we were kind of nervous because we don’t want to get lost so we walked and finally found ourselves at the place. XD We were standing at the ticket booth when I received an SMS from my dA friend; Ghel so I picked up my phone and called her. I was still talker to her on my phone when I saw her coming out of the door running towards me XD it was actually our first time meeting each other but we hugged as if we’ve known each other for years. It was pretty funny.

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This post was published on Saturday, 21st November 2009 at 23:10 PM and was filed under Anime, Conventions, deviantART.

2009 Wrap Ups

Tuesday: 2009年 8月 11日, 07:11 AM    

Today’s PostFirst Things First
For more than a month, I stopped updating Overkill due to personal reasons (school, life, house and whatnots). I’ve been doing my homeworks and projects so I’m really busy at the moment. But I’m planning to add some more pages here this coming semestral break. 😛 I’ll try to make the main pages as neatly as possible and upload them once it’s done. Ne?

Oh yeah.. just randomizing; the Bloodbath category is actually the word I call life. So when you see a Bloodbath category, that means I would also be talking about the happenings outside Overkill.

Backtrack

10 June 2009 | 3:09 PMMove… Move!
I thought it would be easy but it’s more difficult than I ever expected. Moving folders and files from a different host to another is really tiring. I don’t know where to start! T_T I was thinking about moving the fansites I made on GeoCities first before the others but my mind is going so random. >_< My eyes hurts!

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This post was published on Tuesday, 11th August 2009 at 07:11 AM and was filed under Fanlisting / Fansite, Network, School.

How to Overcome Mental Blocks

Friday: 2009年 4月 3日, 15:31 PM    


by Morton M. Hunt
Ref. Reader’s Digest January 1957 Lewis Nordyke Robert Moses

Have you ever found it impossible to figure out some gadget until someone showed you, then said, “Of course! Why didn’t I think of that?” Have you ever found it difficult to make a seemingly ordinary decision? Have you ever forgotten a friend’s name when introducing him at a party?

These things don’t usually happen by chance. All of us, in the tangle of “electric circuits” inside our heads, have millions of bits of information stored away. But sometimes when we have a problem to solve—even a simple one—short circuits prevent the relevant information from getting out. Psychologists call these short circuits “mental blocks.”

The commonest kind of mental block is emotional. Fear, as most of us know, can sometimes blank out all intelligent thought. But even mild apprehension can cause a block. In an experiment, 50 university students had to translate a number of sentences into a simple code, some of the sentences being calculated to make the students nervous. One such was: “My family does not respect my judgment.” The uneasiness this idea caused has an immediate effect on the students’ thinking power. It took them longer, and with 50 percent more errors, to code all such loaded sentences than the neutral ones.

When you find a simple problem perplexingly difficult, ask yourself whether some element in it is upsetting you—perhaps it merely reminds you of something unpleasant. A salesman may delay a call, for example, because the customer reminds him of someone he fears or dislikes. Just recognizing a block of this sort will often help clear your mental circuits.

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This post was published on Friday, 3rd April 2009 at 15:31 PM and was filed under Articles / Interviews, Books, Errors, Life.