Archive for August, 2005
Tired of people flying through CGI bamboo forests? Here’s the cure. Thanks to a tip from Silentz, we caught this film during its brief run in theatres, then again on DVD last night…
Ong Bak – The Thai Warrior is a back-to-basics movie that doesn’t need heavy production thanks to its talented leading man. Tony Jaa is a fighter and stuntman whose Muay Thai moves are refreshing and often unexpected.
While I won’t argue that some of the plot and dialogue can be hokey, that’s par for the course. I still think it’s destined to become a classic. You’ll see why the martial arts genre developed such a loyal following.
Also watch for Tony Jaa’s next US release – Tom Yum Goong.
August 31st, 2005
Head over to the official website – http://blogday.wikispaces.org to see what it’s all about! In brief: On August 31st, bloggers from all over the world will post recommendations of 5 new Blogs. On this day, blog surfers will find themselves leaping around and discovering new, unknown blogs, and celebrating the discovery of new people.
Here are five of the many blogs that I think deserve to gain popularity. Through my participation in this event I hope to drive traffic from around the world. Especially since this Blog Day thing has momentum in Europe but is going largely unnoticed in the US… Spread the word!
1. Jason Rohrblogger – Letterman is missing out
2. Twilight CafÃ© – The original atomic bombshell
3. HeroineGirl – Come give her some support
4. Natalie Dee – Laugh riots served up daily!
5. Tisha Sharp – 3 words: Car in Bedroom
August 31st, 2005
I don’t have children, but have already witnessed the surprising results of being an influence in the lives of my stepkids. Although I prefer to base lessons on a child’s unique needs, here are the broad concepts…
This Week: Lessons I Want To Teach My Kids
1. Knowing and accepting who you are is a key to happiness.
2. To keep learning you need to posess an insatiable curiosity.
3. Find out what you’re passionate about and get involved.
4. People do cruel things but you cannot take it personally.
5. Money isn’t as important as our culture makes it seem.
6. Don’t fear growing old. Each phase of life is special.
7. Your parents certainly don’t have all the answers.
8. Expectation kills… Be open and accepting instead.
9. Your eternal spirit longs to be free from physics.
10. Perfect love is the greatest aspiration of all.
August 30th, 2005
What a blast! It’s good to be home, but it was also good to get away. Those of you insisting that vacations are a necessity were right. Even though we were only gone four days, it was absolutely fabulous and I feel completely refreshed, despite having shopped ’til I dropped.
This long weekend goes on record as the best birthday so far!
August 29th, 2005
Csikszentmihalyi would be proud: I achieved FLOW today – That elusive, Zen-like state where your productivity goes through the roof and time stretches… Kind-of like in the Matrix with Neo on that rooftop.
Not only did I dodge bullets by completing all projects that were due, I also made progress on everything else on my plate. For a while there I’d been in a productivity tar pit, spinning my wheels and still drowning.
August 24th, 2005