Monthly Archives: July 2012

another fatal shooting

A couple of days ago, my coworker came to work with shocking news that her friend’s son was a victim of a drive by shooting “accident” in their neighborhood. It was on the news that evening. The poor boy was only 4 years old. Another senseless death e like what happened in Colorado last Friday.

But shooting incidents in this country seem common. My husband says that gun ban is also less likely to happen because it would be a violation of the right to bear arms.

I dont know whether the politicians will use the string of crimes related to gun activity to come up with a “bill” or “act”. because that seems to be the trend here. they come up with more and more laws ironically, it doesnt really ensure it would prevent people from committing more crimes. Just the same, i think they should think of something that could curb the gun related violence. for instance try to monitor stores that sell guns and do background checks for people buying guns. stores selling guns should raise the red flag when someone suddenly make huge purchases of ammunition or firearms. its discouraging though since illegal purchase are also very rampant over here. im unsure also if that idea of monitoring guns being sold could be feasible though.then again, the government spends tax money on frivolous things like the bridge to nowhere for instance.

Batman and the real evil out there

I just got home from watching the Dark Knight Rises. My husband went ahead and purchased 2 tickets yesterday as a surprise although I wasnt really too keen on seeing it. He knew I was dying to watch it since last month but the turn of events yesterday made me change my mind.

Not that I suddenly lost interest because of reviews I read. The truth is, after watching it today I couldn’t stop but thank my husband profusely for getting us those tickets. It was a great film! The whole 2 and a half hour was worth it, and i had to hold my bladder too for that long because I just didn’t want to miss a scene. After the movie was over, i didn’t even wait for the credits to roll, I saw Christopher Nolan’s name and I bolted out of the door running to the restroom. I’m glad I did because by the time I was finished using the loo, the line to the women’s restroom was almost as long as it was when we were getting ready to get in the theater.

I had fun watching Batman although I still couldn’t keep my mind off of what happened in Colorado yesterday. You would think that the tragic incident  would make people change their mind and put off watching the movie for a couple of weeks. It didnt seem that way though. Surprisingly people still lined up at the moviehouse like tickets were free. The line was very long at Regal Cinema by Union Square. We showed up there an hour in advance but the line was already by the wall across the entrance. That was aside from the long line streaming from the main entrance of the movie house. You can hear people cursing as they reluctantly fell in line behind us.

When it was time for us to go inside the theater, me and my hubby were fortunate to secure 2 seats by the door on the last row. The truth is we were also eyeing for a spot where it was closest to the know just in case.. although i was dying to watch Batman, Im not ready to die yet over it. Im a real paranoid and another stunt where someone goes Batshit crazy in a Batman screening just cant sit well with me.

i dont know why things like that happen in this country. totally senseless killing, by a man who has a degree! No evil in the movie can outdo the evil that is James Holmes. Currently probably the most hated man in America.

My heart goes out to the poor victims by this atrocious act.

As for Batman, how I wish there was a real life version especially in a crisis such as what happened yesterday..