Quick updates

Thank you to all those who read my previous post, wrote comments and wished us well. My cousin’s interview went well. She thinks so. I believe in her. She has done her best so we will just have to wait.  I got back two days ago but I am still overwhelmed by the backlog I have (mostly laundry!) and the workload I have for this week.  I am slowly completing one task at a time.

 

It was a long trip and I was fine. I did not vomit at all! It is quite an achievement for me. It was all for work so I did not take photos. The only evidence I have that I was in that part of the country was this photo.

It only means one thing. I need to go back to explore the place like any regular tourist. Because I already know how to get there, travel will be easier. I am so excited.

 

When the time comes, I hope to take lots of photos. I have compiled photos and videos of my different trips. While I have posted most of my photos in this blog and on Facebook, I have also posted a few of the videos as a videoblog to my friend in Canada. We started exchanging videoblogs when she went on a trip to Saipan and Japan. I wanted to be part of the experience so she made some videos for me. I did a few on my own whenever I roam around my beloved city.

With the advent of mobile phones with high definition video recording, creating home videos has leveled up.  It is no wonder that there is an increasing number of talents who gained celebrity status by create catchy home videos.  Video editing is no longer limited to professionals.  With http://www.movietoolbox.com/joiner.html, putting together video presentations will be easier. What it does is to stitch together multiple video files to create one seamless movie experience.

On Being Informed

A friend of mine tweeted  that she is officially a fan of this new show.

 

It really piqued my curiosity especially at this time when my favorite TV shows are on a break. I am only watching ‘Suits’ now. I am open to any TV show suggestions. I am glad I watched ‘The Newsroom’.  The first few minutes of the pilot episode was riveting. Jeff Daniels is such a revelation. Good thing that I barely remembered him in ‘Dumb and Dumber’ .

There was one episode where Jeff’s character, Will McAvoy,  said something about what kind of news he wanted to deliver.

“From this moment on, we’ll be deciding what goes on our air and how it’s presented to you based on the simple truth that nothing is more important to a democracy than a well-informed electorate.  We’ll endeavor to put information in a broader context because we know that very little news is born at the moment it comes across our wire. We’ll be the champion of facts and the mortal enemy of innuendo, speculation, hyperbole and nonsense.  We’re not waiters in a restaurant, serving you the stories you asked for, just the way you like them prepared.  Nor are we computers, dispensing only the facts because news is only useful in the context of humanity.  I’ll make no effort to subdue my personal opinions.  I will make every effort to expose you to informed opinions that are different from my own.”

 

I wish I write that well. The show is written by Aaron Sorkin,the guy who brought us ‘The West Wing’. The funny thing is, I cried in one of ‘The Newroom’ episodes than in a movie with heartwarming, romantic love story that another friend recommended.

Maybe I am just a TV show kind of person, if there is such a thing. I can enumerate favorite shows in a heartbeat than favorite movies. Some people really love movies. I asked my cousin what her favorite movie is and she answered, “Titanic”. She thinks it was a great love story. She talked about how two people of different background can fall in love.  It is funny that she did not mention why the movie was called “Titanic”. I showed her Facts Barn because it has facts about the Titanic. Yes, Titanic, the ship not the movie. The website just started and it is slowly adding important facts about different subjects from animals to events to technology like facts on Facebook.  I like the list format.  I will visit this website from time to time for new factoids.

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