The Militant Genome by: Braxton DeGarmo

Overdue book review.

“A thrilling action-packed late night read that will take its readers to unfold new discoveries.” – Seasielle

Its my first time to read a book written by Mr. DeGarmo. I don’t have any idea about his style of writing. I was really shocked to read medicine terms in the first few pages. Honestly, I heard the term “genome” only during my Biology days(which were nth years ago) so I had to search it.

Genome means the haploid set of chromosomes in a gamete or microorganism, or in each cell of a multicellular organism. (Wikipedia)

The attack of the book was 100% fresh for me since medicinal terms can be found which is very good. Welcome to the world of medicine; murderers; psychopaths; and racist.

My thoughts: At some point, I got lost because new characters were being introduced, but I easily got back on track and I can’t even believe that I’m already done.

The Militant Genome manifested equal opportunities for various race, especially for black and white. Black senator; reporter; celebrity; doctor; etc. Wow!Bu behind this “Equal Opportunity” lies the army of enemies waiting to attack its prey.

Enemies – Those people who smiles in front of us, but when we turned our backs, they can’t wait to plot their knives at our backs.

This can be seen in our daily lives. Lots of backstabbers, therefore we should take extra precaution in every action we do.

I found this very disturbing: First, all black race should die; Second, the way it should happen. Genome or Virus.

This scared the hell out of me. Lately, headlines regarding deadly viruses are being circulated around the world. I mean, in just a blink of an eye, one can die because of some rare virus. To cite an example, Ebola.

The Militant Genome in an eye-opener for massive breakout of viruses. Mankind must prepare now before it’s too late.

Realizations:

First, racial discrimination is still present in our society. We cannot achieve World Peace if we can’t accept the fact that we are all equal. We must start the positive vibes within ourselves and share it to the world.

Second, be observant. We are already consumed with our current phase that we let other people to dictate what to do; how we should live our life, etc. We must change that habit by being observant. We must use our five senses and be aware of every detail in this world.

Third, we must prepare. Yes, we must learn to prepare for the worst and for the best. We don’t know what’s in store for us.

Lastly, pray. We should never forget to seek the Divine Intervention of our Lord.

Recommendation: I highly recommend this book to everyone. Learn and discover new terms and interesting facts. Happy reading!

Hope you enjoyed my book review.

To know more about Mr. Braxton DeGarmo visit:

website: braxtondegarmo.com

twitter: https://twitter.com/BraxtonDeGarmo

God bless!

Van Gogh is Bipolar

Finding a unique dining experience in the Metro is not surprising since lots of restaurants offer awesome treats. The only difference: Ambiance and location.

Last December (2014), my friend discovered this very unusual restaurant located at Maginhawa, Q.C. I easily got curious because the name “Van Gogh is Bipolar” implies “not-your-typical-dining-experience.” Wow! What kind of owner will name his restaurant like that. We made a plan to hang-out there days before New Year’s Eve, but eventually, the said place was closed.

A Dream Come True! Happy 2015

Last January fifteen(15), we finally had a chance to experience and be a part of Van Gogh is Bipolar’s world. We had a hard time finding this magnificent place, but we were delighted because all the time we spent for traveling and finding this hidden gem was worth it. Wow! I can’t believe that Van Gogh is Bipolar even exist in Quezon City, or should I say in the Philippines (cries in the corner), and I’m really disheartened because I just been here this 2015 well in fact, its been there for six (6) years already, turning seven(7) this year (cries even louder and longer).

Okay! Enough for all the dramas as I will take you to our enchanting journey inside the World of Van Gogh is Bipolar in a step by step process. 🙂

First, before you enter the restaurant, all guests are required to take their shoes off, and place it inside the refrigerator near the door. Seriously? How cool is that one? I do apologize because I didn’t capture the view of the said shoe rack aka as the mini refrigerator who eats the decaying bacteria of your shoes. :))

Second, Nikki (I think she’s the receptionist of the place or whatever you like to call it) will hand each of you an order sheet form and a booklet which contains all the information and things you’ll need to know and you can do in the said vicinity (So why am I still discussing all of these with you? Well, I’ll just go on.)

Booklet

Booklet

Order Sheet Form

Order Sheet Form

Third, you need to accomplish the order sheet form. You have to check the way your food should be cooked: Spicy; Non-spicy; and I do forgot the other one. Sorry. You also need to check whether you have an allergy or none. Next, you have to choose your diet: Vegetarian – pure vegetables; Pescetarian – fish; carnivore – meat; and a special diet which you’re the one who have the power to choose your combination. Then, the feast meal: starting from Php 599 until Php 1,350. Finally, when you have completed your order sheet form, you’ll go in the kitchen corner where you will ring this gigantious bell loudly (too much hyperbole) and a personnel from inside will assist you in this diminutive window. You’ll give him the form and your payment as well.

Fourth, you have to wear a hat (don’t know if this is the first step or the fourth one since we’ve done it after we had accomplished the order sheet form) while you’re in the vicinity. You can choose any hat (depending on your mood and personality, I think. Since wearing a hat usually depicts the inner you.) Awesome right?

Finally, time to do the activity or to take your selfie first and enjoy and feel the positive breeze inside Van Gogh is Bipolar.

Well, I’ll just post the photos I had to give you a glimpse of what you’ll find inside this wondrous place.

Letters; post cards sent to the owner of Van Gogh as a sign og gratitude and appreciation. How sweet :)

Letters; post cards sent to the owner of Van Gogh as a sign of gratitude and appreciation. How sweet 🙂

Table for you and your friends

Table for you and your friends

Healing Mirror. Time travel

Healing Mirror. Time travel

Well Said :)

Well Said 🙂

Table for 2-3

Table for 2-3

Entrance door to the Dark room

Entrance door to the Dark room

Time is gold

Time is gold

Different personas covered by different masks

Different personas covered by different masks

Tea Party

Tea Party

Mirror Mirror on the wall...

Mirror Mirror on the wall…

Tea Corner

Tea Corner

Trumpet?

Trumpet?

Healing table

Healing table

This plush is so adorable

This plush is so adorable

Flavorings for your tea

Flavorings for your tea

Entrance door. So cool

Entrance door. So cool

Art is everywhere

Art is everywhere

Random

Random

Healing Elixir :))

Healing Elixir :))

Random

Random

Menu

Menu

Cool designs inside the room

Cool designs inside the room

Really, time is a must here

Really, time is a must here

I just love this display

I just love this display

Carnivore

Carnivore

Pictures, etc that can be found in the ceiling

Pictures, etc that can be found in the ceiling

House rules

House rules

Kitchen Corner. Place your order here, and get it here as well

Kitchen Corner. Place your order here, and get it here as well

The most adorable bed I've seen so far :)

The most adorable bed I’ve seen so far 🙂

Express and share some love here in the Love wall :)

Express and share some love here in the Love wall 🙂

Share your deepest secrets here in the dark room.

Share your deepest secrets here in the dark room.

Weighing scale inside the bathroom. :))

Weighing scale inside the bathroom. :))

Sterilized utensils and teacups :)

Sterilized utensils and teacups 🙂

Trash bins

Trash bins

I just love this :)

I just love this 🙂

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Coconut oil

Coconut oil

The owner of Van Gogh when he was still a baby :) So Charming

The owner of Van Gogh when he was still a baby 🙂 So Charming

Can I have a dresser like this as well?

Can I have a dresser like this as well?

This incredible door :)

This incredible door 🙂

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Swag 102

Swag 102

This is the view facing our table.

This is the view facing our table.

My cute tea pot and teacup

My cute tea pot and teacup

Scary Skeleton inside the dark room. Happy Halloween :)

Scary Skeleton inside the dark room. Happy Halloween 🙂

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Pescetarian

Pescetarian

Letters; post cards sent to the owner of Van Gogh as a sign og gratitude and appreciation. How sweet :)

Letters; post cards sent to the owner of Van Gogh as a sign og gratitude and appreciation. How sweet 🙂

Can I call this mural?

Can I call this mural?

Note: We had the most astonishing table because it’s an abandoned sewing machine turned into a glamorous table by designing it with coins and paper money. And it is breathtaking for they are real. Genius mind, and incredible place!

Another one, you have to make a reservation since the place can only accommodate 12 people, which is good to preserve the tranquility of the place.

Location: 154H Maginhawa St., Sikatuna Village, Quezon City.

For more updates and reservation, visit: http://www.vangoghisbipolar.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/vgibipolar?fref=ts

Hope you enjoyed my article!