After weeks of refueling at Shell service stations, I was finally able to complete my collection of 1:38 scale Ferraris. Shell is selling the model Ferraris for P50.00 each for every purchase of P500.00 worth of Shell V-Power fuel, or for P100.00 if you buy P500.00 worth of other Shell fuels.
The models are made by Hot Wheels and the quality and detail are pretty good. Unfortunately, they're only made of plastic and not die-cast metal. At only P50.00 though, I'm not complaining.
Completing the collection isn't as easy as you may think. First of all, I don't really travel all that much, so I had to be a bit patient as I waited for the needle on my fuel gauge to go down before I could refuel again. Secondly, not all Shell service stations have the complete model line-up in stock, so I have to ask what models they have available before I refuel. If they don't have the particular model I'm looking for, I look for another Shell station. Thirdly, have you noticed how …
It's nice to believe that we are all masters of our own fate. The captains of our own ships. The average Joe would probably prefer to believe the concept of free choice other than predestination. To believe in predestination is to believe that all our actions are of no consequence and our fate is predetermined and inescapable. Or, that our actions do have some little consequence over some bits and pieces of our lives but the ultimate outcome remains carved in stone.
I don't know.
The best I can think of is that life is like a game of Monopoly, or poker. There is still skill involved, but skill is nothing without a good roll of the die or luck of the draw. Skill and perseverance by themselves are probably not enough, otherwise everyone working their tails off should be successful eventually. We all know this is not the case. As for pure luck, I'm not sure, I've never been that lucky to know firsthand how it is. Still, I guess it happens. People win lotteries. Some people …
A couple of months ago I made a post about Debbie Gibson posing nude in Playboy magazine (see post here). In the course of making the research for that post, I learned that Debbie Gibson wasn't the first former pop teen sensation to shed her clothes for the camera. Tiffany also posed nude for Playboy three years ago.
In case you forgot, Tiffany, like Debbie Gibson, was also a pop phenomenon in the late 80's, with popular hits such as I Think We're Alone Now, I Saw Him Standing There, and Could've Been. You probably have to be at least in your late twenties or early thirties to remember Tiffany during her heyday. She was (and is still) one of those celebrities who go by only by their first names. In case you're curious, her full name is Tiffany Renee Darwish.
Her latest album, Dust Off And Dance, was produced independently and released last May. Click here to order it.
Here's her on the cover of the April 2002 issue of Playboy: Click here to see her Playboy photos. …