Identity Theft…

Be really careful of identity theft! A friend brought up a good point 2 days ago while we were taking about Facebook popularity. He said, ” what makes you think that the picture you see on facebook and the person you know is the same person that created the profile with the same picture and name?”  He brought up a valid point and keeps me thinking.

Many of us would have taken it for granted that what we see is what we get…unfortunately that is not the case. According to this friend, let’s call him Skeptic. He has a friend whom were shocked to find that he has more then one profile on facebook which was not created by him. And in this profile that he did not create, he could see some of his friends in there and some of whom are his close friends. Imagine this fake profile owner starts gathering identity and information about him from his close friends. This sounds kinda spooky…think about it. Identity theft is not something that should be taken lightly.

So….are you revealing yourself too much on the net? What is your exposure?

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One great movie that I watched- TAKEN

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Former government operative Bryan Mills begins the longest 96-hours of his life–and the hunt for the fearsome organization that has taken his daughter Kim. Mills had only recently given up his government career as what he calls a “preventer” to be near Kim, who lives with Bryan’s ex-wife Lenore and her new husband. To make ends meet, Bryan joins some former colleagues for special security details (like guarding a pop diva), but most of his time and energy are spent re-connecting with Kim. Bryan’s familial goal is nearly derailed when Kim requests his permission to spend time in Paris with a friend. All too aware of the dangers that could lie ahead for Kim in a foreign land, Bryan says no, but Kim’s disappointment leads him to very reluctantly relent. Bryan’s worst fears are realized when Kim and her friend Amanda are suddenly abducted–in broad daylight–from the Paris apartment at which they’ve just arrived. Moments before Kim is dragged away by the as yet unseen and unknown assailants, she manages to phone Bryan, who begins to expertly piece together clues that will take him to the darkness of Paris’s underworld, and to the City of Light’s plushest mansions. He will face nightmares worse than anything he experienced in black ops–and let nothing and no one stop him from saving his daughter.

Production Status: Released

Genres: Action/Adventure, Art/Foreign, Drama and Thriller

Running Time: 1 hr. 34 min.

Release Date: January 30th, 2009 (wide)

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, disturbing thematic material, sexual content, some drug references and language.

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Distribution Production Co.: EuropaCorp, M6 Films, Grive Productions

Financiers: EuropaCorp, Studio Canal, TPS Star

U.S. Box Office: $142,088,804

Filming Locations: Paris, France

Produced in: France

Update to the Easter Egg Post

I was talking to a colleague who is a Christian brother and we started talking about what we did on Easter Sunday and I also took the opportunity to ask him if he know any significance of the easter egg. He was saying that egg symbolizes a new life and therefore it is significant during easter.

This is what I found in wikipedia:

The egg is seen as symbolic of the grave and life renewed or resurrected by breaking out of it. The red supposedly symbolizes the blood of Christ redeeming the world and human redemption through the blood shed in the sacrifice of the crucifixion. The egg itself is a symbol of resurrection: while being dormant it contains a new life sealed within it.

a reflection on good friday…

Got an SMS (Short Message Service) on my mobile yesterday from a friend of mine telling me that someone we know passed on due to Cancer. Whenever I hear of such news , it really drives me again to the point where I ask myself…What is the purpose on my life here on earth ? Do you?

And everything this happens, someone will tell me, LIFE IS SHORT! To me,  Life is not measured by the length of time but by what you do with the time you are give. I am not sure if you agree…but at least this is how i sees it.

So wake up today and smell the roses! start to appreciate and love the people around you (doesn’t matter if they are lovable to you now). Someday when you realised that they are….they will probably be not around you anymore.

I am thankful for all the people around me. Be it nice or nasty people…they shape my life in some ways or others. I also remembered a friend telling me…I don’t want to live a boring life! Good or Bad Life…it is still better then living a boring life! Then i begin to understand that it is the experience we go through that shape us….not our ideals!

Are you thankful for the people in your life? What are you going today that makes a difference in your life and others?