Testimony

On the night of December 17th, early morning of December 18th at 1:30 am, a big “bang” woke me up. And then I could hear steps outside my house. I stood up and switched the lights on in the next room. I had a sneak pick on the door and windows, I could see flashlights through the window. I switched all the lights on in the house except the one near the door, in the living room. And I waited, wishing, whoever was outside to leave.

I was about to dial the number of my aunt living next door, when I heard a second “bang”. “They” decided to break into my house, knowing there was someone (me) inside. One, with his face covered, went straight to me, grabbed the phone in my hand.  I couldn’t press the button call. He told me with a lower voice “Stay still and sit in silence”; I executed. Another one came in, first sight on my tablet, the second one on my other phone charging near my night stand.

The first one still looking around, seeing there was nothing valuable anymore (I have a lot of junk stuff home …)  He started “Where is your money? someone like you must have money! Where is it?” I answered “I don’t bring money home”; He repeated his question, I repeated my answer. He asked a third time, I knew I couldn’t give the same answer, and I needed to give him something. I showed the money in my wallet (which they  already took; looked inside, and tossed away without noticing the money  … stupid they!). I asked them to leave my papers, they tossed the wallet outside. He continued “Where else?” By inadvertance, I looked at my backpack on the floor. My computer, my two … yes 2 Hard Drive of 1 Tera each, were officially stolen.

I was now sitting near my night stand where I put the gun. My hand was few centimeters from the drawer. First, the gun was rusty, would it still work? second, I’ve never used a gun, what if they take it from me?  Third, Am I really ready to shoot someone?  I gave up any idea of rebellion.

At some point, the lights outside were all on. My cousin living next door noticed something was wrong, my door was open, three masked guys came out of it. The whole compound had it lights on. The robbers left my house with my stuff. I screamed “Mpangalatra eee” many times, as loud as I could. My aunt and my cousin screamed too from their windows. I took the whistle and blew in it like if it was my last breath.

I could feel my heart beating very fast. I needed to sit down. All my uncles and my aunts were now in my house, panicking, screaming : “Are you ok? did they touch you? What did they take? How does they look like?” I barely answered, my head was in a slow mode. I was shaking, literally shaking, It was not cold, the weather was warm. I was just in shock. I sat on the floor, I didn’t move. They looked around, looked at the door slammed, the door that I clumsily closed that night … all of this wouldn’t have happen if I put the bar on the door …

I was lucky, they didn’t “touch” me. No physical harm, but a lot of psychological damage. “Don’t stay here tonight, they might come back”My uncle said. A home is where you feel comfortable and safe. They broke into my house while I was inside. My house wasn’t my home anymore. I spent the rest of the night at my Grandma. I couldn’t sleep. I though about my mum and dad abroad, how they worried about me being alone . They broke into my house while I was inside alone. I couldn’t sleep, I waited the morning to come.

This is the second robbery of my house. The first time was in January this year, and I wasn’t home. I always wonder, if I was there, would they still break in ? Now, I have my answer, and Damn! I don’t like that answer.

The morning is there. I need to go back to the house. I don’t know what to do. All I know is I have to stand up and go take a shower.

 

 

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Yes! Malagasy Movies can be great!

Lately, there was a buzz on social media about being ashamed to be Malagasy. I really hope it was to raise awareness of what is wrong (not the smartest way!), but not to promote hatred for your own country. In my case, definitively not ashamed! It is not because one or two people are idiots that I would question my own identity. I am proud of being Malagasy, and I am proud of (some of) my compatriots.

As I am fan of movies, I cannot but mentioned Malagasy work that makes me more proud of being Malagasy. Before, I’ve always avoided Malagasy movies to spare my eyes and time. However, I was amazingly surprised when I attend the “10th Rencontre de Film Court” (Short Film Festival of Madagascar) here in Antananarivo. Malagasy filmmakers are just talented and gifted…

Unfortunately, I could only seen the “Fiction Selection” diffusion. There were 7 movies in the competition. All of them, no exception, have high quality of directing : lights, sound, framing, … all those complicated technics that are key points in sharing stories, were handled masterly (if that word exists) by the directors. My favorite short film was “Anjara Paradisa – Her little piece of heaven” (2015), film by Ketaka Razafimisa.

Anjara Paradisa

The story is well written, daring, consistent without falling into cliché. The actors were believable in their roles. The directing is… well, I already said it earlier : masterly handled. The editing was well though: every scene is well exploited (no long pause of nothing), we can see coherence in each view that enhances the actors’ performance. My only critics would be the soundtrack which, if I am not mistaken, was not really considered. No wonder the film got three “Zebu d’Or” at the Festival : Best Fiction, Best Actress in leading role : Stéphanie Razakaritrimo, and Best Sound Effect.

Another film that I would love to watch isAdy Gasy” (2014) – The Malagasy Way, a documentary of 86 min by Lova Nantenaina. The movie tells stories about how resourcefulness Malagasy people are. It was selected in, at least, 9 international festivals. Now, the movie is playing on theater in France. Furthermore, it has its own page on IMDB … that is, for me, the indication that M. Lova Nantenaina plays in the heavy league.

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Little anecdote : my sister was among the lucky people that saw the movie at its release in France. She likes it so much that she asks us to send for her entire family, shoes made of tire fabric…  I love you, Sis !

QUOTES 

Tagline of “Ady Gasy” : 

       “The Chinese make things,

         the Malagasy fix them.”

 

**Spoiler** on “Her little piece of heaven”

  • How was your appointment at the hairdresser ?
  • … ORGASMIC …

Dedicated to a talented, exceptional human being :

Ketaka Lalaina Razafimisa (1986 – 2015)

… Gone too soon …

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LEARN WITH FUN AT CAMP EXCELL

I had a friendly discussion with the Team Excell Association about Camp Excell, its organization and Excell community services.

DagoMc: Can you please introduce yourself?

Miary RANDRIANARIVELO (M.R): I am Miary, I was a Camp Excell alumna in 2010, and now I am among the board of Excell association, helping with the organization of the camp.
Fela RAZAFIARISON (F.R.): I am Fela, current President of Excell Association.
Diana RABEMANANJARA (D.R): My name is Diana, I was also an alumna last year, and now I am the coordinator of The Camp 2014.

DagoMc: Tell us more about this famous Camp Excell.

F.R.: For me, The Camp was learning with fun, being with young people passionate about English language. Camp Excell is really an opportunity to improve your English, to develop your personality and your leadership skills as “Excell” stands for Excellence in English Language and Leadership

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DagoMc: And who did have that brilliant idea of learning with fun?

F.R.:  Camp Excell was created by Dr. Bert Whetstone known as Captain Bert, Mrs Deborah Orsini and Mrs Voahangy RAMANANARINORO, known as Tatie Voahangy. They are our trainers and mentors before, during and after the camp.

 

DagoMc: When was the first camp?

F.R.:  It started 7 years ago, in 2007. And we have had a camp every year since then. We are now organizing the 7th Camp.

 

DagoMc: Where does it take place?

D.R. : We try to find a new location every year. We went to Majunga, Antsirabe …

 

DagoMc: How many campers do you have every year?

D.R.: Around 30 young people join the camp every year. In 2013, we had 24 campers.

 

DagoMc: Miary, during your camp in 2010, what was your best memory?

M.R :  Definitely, The World Series.

 

DagoMc: Were you watching series?

M.R: No, no. It was a competition of Soft Ball. During the Camp, we were divided into teams and we competed against each other. My team won!!!!

 

DagoMc: Can you tell us more about the Excell Association? 

F.R.: The Camp is for 10 days in which we experience different situations. It is more than just learning English. We also talk about leadership and most of all, community service. So, whatever we are in our community, either student or worker, we couldn’t just go back home and get back to our previous life after the camp. We have asked a bunch of questions like: “what can I do for my community?”; “what can I improve?”; “what should we do?” because we talked about those things during the camp. And, Excell Association was born with those ideas of achieving something in one’s community. Of course, each camper does things at their level: in their home, at school, at work, in the neighborhood. But, we thought that it would better if we gather all campers together, so our actions would be more organized and would have more impact.

 

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Community Service at FAZAKO center.

DagoMc: What action did the Excell Association accomplish so far?

F.R.: As far as community service is concerned, Excellers, (that’s us, members of the Excell Association) we taught English in primary public school, we donated Christmas gifts for children in remote areas. We also did tutoring on a specific subject, i.e. we had a learning session on computers

M.R And reforestation, we plant trees.

D.R.: And organizing the camp is also part of our community services.

F.L : Every year, it is one of the main activity of the Association.

DagoMc: Can we get insights about this year’s camp?

D.R.: It will be in Ambatomirahavavy, Domaine Saint Francois, from August 2nd till 10th. It is a special place where all their benefits go to an association called “CASA”. They aim to help homeless people reintegrate back into society. They teach farming and cropping for 3 years before relocating people in the rural area. The association even provides a home to live in.

 

Domaine Saint Francois Ambatomirahavavy

DagoMc: Interesting. Here is your chance to promote The Camp 2014. Go ahead!

F.R.: If you are young between 18 and 25

M.R … or at least think you are between those ages (lol)

F.R.: If you want to improve, speak, and even dream in English, if you want to learn about American culture and sports, if you want to know more about leadership,

D.R.: Then, come join us, you will live 10 days of fun but also wisdom! Feel free to send me an email: dagomc3000@gmail.com or call directly the 034 03 320 53/ 033 12 846 45 for further information, and don’t forget check us on Facebook 

 Thank you Excell Team . We wish you the best for this Camp in August and for all your projects.

For more information : 

Excell Fondation 

Excell Madagascar Facebook Page (like us!) 

Camp Excell 2014 Event

 

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After the camp, you got cool T-shirt with great quote on it! Here’s my favorites : 

“Be the change you want to see in the world” – Ghandi

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile” –  Albert Einstein

 

Excell Association will participate to the ICE Games Tournament also ! come join and support them July 19th at Gymnase Ankatso

“Join the fun, Live the game” – ICE CLUB

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Public Transportation

On 11/11/11, I participated to the 11 Eleven Project. We were asked to capture a part of our day using film or photography. I took a topic that every average citizen deal with everyday : public transportation.

Recently, I’ve spent some time in Paris . Sweet memories I got from there, but what I really appreciate was the public transportation. I’m sure you expected DisneylandPark or The Eiffel Tower or any other famous places in Paris. Well, in order to reach those places, I had to use public transportation. And, I use public transportation everyday. So, I can tell the difference …

My ticket to Paris

So, before stepping outside, you know exactly online which line to take, at what time departure is and how long it will take to your destination. In stations, if you know how to read, you will never get lost. And with one card called “Navigo”, you can use any kind of means of transportation: metro, tramway or bus. Also, I was surprised when people pull out without any fear, their I-phones, I-Pads, notebooks … those expensive electronic gadgets as to spend quality time during their journey. During rush hour, they have staff to regulate the flow. And for the record, one of the best ways to discover Paris is to take the tramway from a terminal to another one.

The equivalence of “metro” in Paris would be “taxi-be” in Antananarivo. And as opposed to the metro, we always come across to some little big dilemmas while using public transportation whatever if is it to go to work or to go back home. Few examples I can speak about are: no changes (always ready for the exact fees), no real bus station (creating traffic jam), no schedule (means long wait until a bus show up or long time a bus stays in a station waiting for customers) and above all, during rush hour “the law of the strongest and the fastest” (get ready to fight and run to get in a bus!). Everyone knows this latter so well that, on Facebook, they’ve created a group called: “Si vous aussi vous êtes champion du misiska bus” means “If you too are the best to sneak in a bus”. Needless to say not to pull out even your cell phone in a taxi-be, lest to be targeted of mugging …

Started November 1st , they increased the bus fees from Ar300 to Ar400. It may seems just Ar100 difference, but it represents 33,33% rise, it means people have to adjust their budget in order to add 33,33% more for their daily transport, somehow.

As for me, it doesn’t help when you struggle to get a bus every morning. Though, it is to go to work. I am not saying “public transportation in Paris is perfect” but I just ask for a less stressful mornings …  Here is a sample of what I live everyday to go work …

On a side note,  “11 Eleven Project”- The movie will have a worldwide screening this coming 11/11/12. As for Masagascar, our dear Ambassador  Lalah and I are preparing a private screening …

 

QUOTE

The quote that made a buzz right now is :

“4 more years!”

Congratulation President OBAMA

 On the 11 Eleven Project Documentary

“The 11Eleven Project will tell the story of Planet Earth on November 11, 2011”

See you soon for the Screening !!

 

 

 

 

 

Madagascar Independence Day

June 25th, 2012 , I was on the road from Morondava to go back to Antananarivo. I didn’t really realize it was Independence Day’s Eve. I was still sad to leave Morondava so soon, just look at those pictures and you’ll understand why…

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Allée des Baobabs – Morondava

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Sunset – Morondava

Surpised I was when I discovered that in every single village, town, city we passed by, the streets were crowded : at Miandrivazo, we had to take another road because the main street was too much crowded, they had to cut it off for cars. We could see children holding their “arendrina” (lanterns) and having many stuff blinking on them, and the parents were looking after them.

We arrived around 00:30 AM in Antananarivo. We could see folks, mainly young people, walking all along the street, I guess to go back home. Surely they had to “walk” because of lack of buses or too much traffic jam, … or both after the fireworks. Some of them were well covered, conscious, even laughing and having fun. Some walked like zombies … sleepy maybe… And one I saw : two of his buddies had him on their shoulders because he couldn’t walk, this time I’m sure he was damn completely drunk !

June 26th, 2012 … well, I slept most the day… but when the sun went down, I went outside with my nephew, niece, cousins to hang their “arendrina” on.

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I was a little sad I didn’t have one 😦 . My niece were so kind she said I could have her “magic stick”. It’s a stick with many little lights on it and blinks in a dark … And then we sang the famous song :

“Arendrina taratasy oooo ! may may may !

‘zay tsy faly tsy m’lalao aminay!”

(Paper lanterns! burn, burn burn!  Those  who are not happy don’t play with us)

Actually, one of the arendrina get burned … It was not mine, but it was sad anyway.

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Only few people have lanterns in papers with candle inside. Nowadays, they have a plastic lanterns with a bubble light inside … I don’t like it! Those people should sing this instead then :

“Arendrina platic oooo! Lany pile, lany pile, lany pile”

(Plastic lanterns! low batteries, low batteries, low batteries)

After few firecrakers, a private little firework, many smile and laughter, everyone got back to their home.

That is how I spent my National Independence Day. I read a lots of comment saying they don’t want to celebrate the Independence Day because “Madagascar has never been independent, it’s just a disguise to hide the truth that we are still dependant, even colonized in a modern way ” or “why celebrate it? we have nothing to be proud of, just look at our situation right now …”

I don’t give a shit about all those crap! It’s not because some people f*** up that I would hate my country. Plus, it was a great occasion to spend quality time with family!

I am proud to be Malagasy. I love Madagascar, that’s why I celebrated The National Independence Day … in my way!

QUOTE

“It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.”
Ronald Reagan

“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.”
Abraham Lincoln 

“Love your country.  Your country is the land where your parents sleep, where is spoken that language in which the chosen of your heart, blushing, whispered the first word of love … ”

Giuseppe Mazzini

Picture to make you smile

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The Magic Stick

Gimme a smile !

It was hard to find a movie to introduce this subject! Actually, the subject itself would be perfect if we made a movie based on it…

« Every three minutes, a child is born with a cleft. Operation Smile provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip and other facial deformities for children around the globe».

On May 12th, « Operation Smile South Africa» (OSSA) passed by Madagascar to spread their smiling spirit. They were here before and came back for post surgery check up.

As all volunteers were English speakers, they needed translator in order to communicate with local people and patients. Thanks to Lovah from Carlton Hotel Madagascar, they contacted “ICE CLUB”. When our dear ICE members: Nathalie, Haïna, Ando and Rotsy heard « Operation Smile », they didn’t hesitate to take part of the adventure.

Ready !

And so, for 6 hours non stop, we received families whom a family member had surgery. They were all ages :  6 months old baby to adult person, and came from every part of Madagascar (Tamatave, Antsirabe, Majunga, … ). A family that lived in a deep far countryside, left their home at 5:30 AM to be at HJRA (Hospital) at 8… At the end, we counted more than one hundred people we talked to, get to know, and saw smiling !

“Operation smile” is on its 6th mission in Madagascar, they helped more than 1.200 Malagasy people till now. They are surgeons, dentists, doctors but also photographs, students, workers, simple person as you and me, devoting their time and money to bring hope for unfortunate people to have a better future. They thanked us a lot for our help, but we couldn’t thank them enough for the experience they allowed us to live. We had fun and helped people at the same time. And needless to say that it was priceless to see people smiling.

“Operation Smile” will be back on August 2012, and we will be there to help indeed ! 🙂

Amazing Great Smiling Team !

QUOTE

“Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” 

Mother Theresa

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

“When I first saw you I fell in love and you smiled because you knew.”

 – William Shakespeare

Pictures to make you smile!

Fun on the bus

… hum …

N’ICE Teeth …

 

Mission Accomplished

Last Saturday, I joined the ICE Club for our ICE Movie Session. The ICE Movie Session is a monthly activity of the club which consists of watching a movie in its English version. As usual, it takes place to a member’s place. This time, we were at Biavo’s place. (Thanks to Biavo and his mum! We loved the cookies and juice!)

Ice Movie Session

Ice Movie Session

We had choices between five movies:

  • Trespass” with Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman
  • The Girl with Dragon Tattoo” by David Fincher, with Daniel Craig and Romm
  •  “The Big year” with Steve Martin, Owen Wilson and Jack Black
  • Mission : Impossible – Ghost Protocol” with Tom Cruise
  • And “We bought a zoo” with Matt Damon

And the choice went to “Mission : Impossible – Ghost Protocol”, may be because Tom Cruise was on it? During the movie, all the girls were “Awwww! he’s still handsome” … “Is he married already?”… “who would you prefer Tom Cruise or Brad Pitt ?”…

I’m not really fan of the series “Mission: Impossible” . There are four. In all of them, Tom Cruise played the main character Ethan Hunt  :

  1. Mission : Impossible” (1996) It is a frenchy one, with a French director Brian De Palma and some French actor as well :  Emmanuelle Béart , Jean Reno. For me, it was too much intense to be an action movie ….
  1. Mission : Impossible II” (2000) by a master of movie action : John Woo. He was behind “Broken Arrow” (1996) with John Travolta and Christian Slater, or “Face/Off” (1997) – one of my favorite movie – with John Travolta and Nicolas Cage. This one used to be my favorite!
  1. Mission : Impossible III ” (2006) by J.J. Abrams, the man behind “Super 8”, produced by the great Steven Spielberg . This third one was a great action movie as well : suspens, drama, romance …

This last one is one of the kind. The story was quite simple : a mission went wrong where a bad guy stole nuclear code launch and the team’s mission is to stop him, …  quite simple! And, of course, there are great action scenes: they dare exploded The Kremlin, some catfights … . The movie is funnier comparing with the ones before : good dialogues with great humour. And, I enjoyed all actors acting, precisely, Simon Pegg acting, the British actor, he is funny and I love his British accent!

But I think I liked this movie because of the director Brad Bird, not Tom Cruise.  Brad Bird, a twice Academy Award Winner, directed as well “The Iron Giant” (1999), “The Incredibles” (2004) – 2 Oscars, “Ratatouille” (2007) – the second Oscar. Yes! Those are all animation movies and among the best. Actually, this movie is the first length action film Brad Bird directing, and I have to say he did a nice shot ! The sens of humour, the touch of imagination (a man climbing a hotel with gloves, a man flying … ) combined with action and drama scenes gave a piece of art : enough serious to be interesting and make you laugh all along!

QUOTE

Make it rime in order to make is easier to remember

Benji Dunn: [showing a glove] Now remember: “Blue is glue!”.
Ethan Hunt: And red?
Benji Dunn: Dead.

Pressure pressure, pressure …

Brandt: 26 minutes till door knock… 25 minutes till door knock… 24 minutes till door knock…
Ethan Hunt: The countdown is not helping.

Happy ending ?

Ethan Hunt: Mission accomplished!

Yes Day !

Have you ever spend a day doing the “Yes Man !”  I think I did it for half of the day, and it was … fun!

Yes Man” (2008)  is a movie with Jim Carrey where he plays a credit analyst. He decided to change his life by following a personal development program based on a very simple idea: “say yes to everything “.

So imagine a credit analyst say “Yes” to anyone asking for a loan … before, he just accorded about 15 loan applications, for one year he accorded more than 300 loan applications…

So, last saturday, I was with some friends. They had plan to go swimming … I wanted to go but many others “reasons” make me say no …

First, I’m little bit shy …being half naked in front of people … no!

Second, I was sick the day before, I had a fever and I ate a lot of medecine in order to feel better , but I wasn’t totally recovered

And last, I had no towel, no lamba ho any, no soap (for shower after) and above all no suitbath !

Guess what ? This happened  “let’s buy you some new suitbath! its ok for the towel, you’re gonna be in the water most of the time and you will shower home!” … and I said …YES, let’s do that ! And we bought a new suitbath, I really needed one by the way. I didn’t care about the towel because it was true, I was in the water most of the time. And finally I could get over my body complex ! you want to see me half naked?  …

Naaaaannn, I won’t put a picture !!! lol lol  – you have to convince me to go swimming for that !

I just want to say, by saying Yes, you can be positively surprise, it is an opportunity for you to live something different … So, let’s all say YES ! at least for half of a day …. 🙂

Quote :

Never drink too much Red Bull …

Carl AllenYou ever had a Red Bull? Ive never had a Red Bull before, but I had a Red Bull last night – I really like Red Bull.

I wanna plaaaaay !!

Allison: The world’s a playground. You know that when you are a kid, but somewhere along the way everyone forgets it. 

This is a way to declare your flame …

Carl Allen: What I have to share is huge… and I want to share it with you.

11 Eleven Day

Do you know the movie : “11-11-11” ? … no? …. Me neither ! lol lol . As far as I know, it is a thriller movie, and the most important is … it is released today on theater … in US!

Another movie that is released today in UK is “The Rum Diary” with the talented Johnny Deep …. check out the trailer

Well, all this is just to introduce you to the main point : 11 Eleven Project

For the occasion, I went around town today 11/11/11 and took some pictures, talked to some folks … So, the main thing I saw was this :

Traffic Jam à Ambohijatovo

And then I though, what do make my everyday life ? … apart from movies … the answer will come soon in video …

While waiting, enjoy those pictures :

Coffee ?

Traffic Jam at Tunnel Ambohijatovo

Cheese !

Today is 11/11/11

🙂

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From “The Rum Diary”

Paul Kemp: Oscar Wilde once said, “Nowadays, people know the price of everything, and the value of nothing.”

On the street asking people to take people for the 11 Eleven Project

“What is it really about?”

“M’lay kosa zany feeling zany an” (That’s awesome”)

Birthday wish

Today is the birthday of one of my dearest friend. It is coutum to wish for something on his/her birthday. And it reminds me a wish that a guy made and change his life …  Mr Destiny” (1990) with James Belushi, twice Oscar Winner Michael Caine, Linda Hamilton, better known for her part “Sarah Connor” in “The Terminator” 1984, and Courteney Cox , Monica from “Friends Larry Burrows is unhappy with his life. He believes his entire life could have turned out differently if he had not missed a shot in a baseball game when was a kid. One night, he meets this mysterious man, who offering him that alternative life he always dreamed of. But as Burrows embarks on this journey of self discovery he realises that even this new life has its problems and drawbacks…

This movie was one of those old movies that made us laugh when we were kids and made us think about our own life … what if I did this or if I didn’t miss this or … you know  …. many hypothetical theories … . Well, life is what it is, don’t bother to dream of another life, yours is great !

And finally , to my MF Friend … HAPPY BIRTHDAYLALAH !!!!  Guess what ! Lalah made a wish for today and … her wish came true !!! 🙂 (to know what it was, you have to know what MFF means!)

Lalah and To

A part from all her others many activities (such as her awesome blog : Ampela Miblaogy), our Dear Lalah is the International Ambassador of the 11 Eleven Project

The aim of this project :

“On this day (11/11/11), we want you to film, photograph, record some music, capture sounds, or blog/Tweet.”

So, we invite you to take part and unleash your creativity on this one day! Join the revolution!

PS : it’s not going to war …

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hihi!

Larry Joseph Burrows: How about that! The desk is wired to my ass!

Jewel Jagger, Forklift operator: You wouldn’t want me to fork you to death, would you?

Lesson

Larry Joseph Burrows: Thanks. Thanks for everything. The good and the bad. Boy, you sure do know how to make a point. Oh, and listen, Mike – whatever you’ve got planned for the rest of my life? It’s perfect.
Mike the Bartender at Universal Joint Bar: [toasts] Happy birthday, Larry.