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reviewed Abraham Lincoln. April 02, 2013
posted in Politics Your Way
Abraham Lincoln
This essay will be a controversial look at our 16th, and supposedly best, President Abraham Lincoln, and a case for the legal right of states to leave the union. Though at face value this may seem offensive …
reviewed Faith. April 01, 2013
posted in WHAT CAN I SAY?
Faith
The plaster cast felt like a glove, and it was about as tough. If I had molded it into a more grabby shape, I probably could have played hockey in it. I couldn't help but make fun of the absurdity of …
reviewed Faith. February 23, 2013
posted in Inspirations
Faith
This is a chapter from my book.    Final Fantasy X    Final Fantasy X was more or less an impulse buy. I was at Media Play one morning, talking to a friend who …
reviewed New Year's Resolutions. January 24, 2013
posted in Inspirations
New Year's Resolutions
Usually I'm not privy to saying very much about my New Year's Resolutions because so many people don't take them seriously, and until a few years ago I was one of those people who was doing the mocking. …
reviewed Faith. June 24, 2012
posted in Inspirations
Faith
"I am the vine, you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."  John 5:15    That was the Bible passage …
reviewed Depression. May 10, 2012
posted in Inspirations
Depression
Depression, if left on its own, kills. When properly diagnosed and treated, it has a high chance of cure. The depressive person is able to move on living like normal people. In many studies, as much as …
reviewed Suicide. May 07, 2012
posted in Inspirations
Suicide
When money dictates between choosing life or death, it’s the beginning of a sad ending. Thoughts of money become evil. That’s hell on earth. And when people, especially intelligent people …
reviewed Steve Jobs (book). January 25, 2012
posted in Business Matters
Steve Jobs
This is a book that has many layers to it. Hence, after the initial review (Think Different! which was featured on Lunch), I decided to do another one that focused more on the business aspect of …
reviewed Steve Jobs (book). January 15, 2012
posted in Inspirations
Steve Jobs
The life of legendary Steve Jobs was filled with twists and turns, ups and downs which are probably best described by the author Walter Isaacson (who was commissioned by Jobs personally before his death …
reviewed Bullying. January 05, 2012
posted in Inspirations
bullies
Note: I first wrote this on the heels of Jamey Rodemeyer's suicide in September.    Here's the big problem with bullying: Most of the folks upstairs are eager to keep pretending it's …
reviewed Trust. December 30, 2011
posted in Inspirations
Trust
That was the premise of the last movie I watched some weeks ago. White Vengeance, a film about an event in China some 2000+ years ago. We all know trust is crucial and essential, not just between humans …
reviewed Base Ten. December 09, 2011
Base Ten by Maryann Lesert
According to publishing industry research, women make up the majority of readers. I'm not going to argue the popularity of romance for female readers, as I have worked in libraries before and seen the …
reviewed TED iOS Application. October 29, 2011
posted in Inspirations
TED
TED takes on a new light and life on the iPad 2. Its iPad app made it one of the most pleasurable to watch a video and to learn about others' thought processes and ideas.   In some ways, …
reviewed Steve Jobs (book). October 26, 2011
Steve Jobs
If you're like me the first thing that strikes you as you read this book is that Steve Jobs led a mythological life.      Put up for closed adoption by unmarried parents who eventually …
reviewed 1911 (film). October 08, 2011
posted in Inspirations
1911 (film)
        I was told that this is Jackie Chan's 100th movie and if you're a big fan of the actor, it is a must for you. If you are also a history buff, and, a Chinese …
reviewed Friendship. October 06, 2011
posted in Inspirations
Friendship
Friendship. I don’t think I would be able to properly describe the values of friendship, but hey, let’s see what I can do….woopak gets emo-corny LOL!!      Hmmm…I …
reviewed Steve Jobs. October 06, 2011
posted in iApps
Steve Jobs
Death is always sad, but I've never been one to get too emotional over the death of a public figure.  Someone who I didn't personally know.  Someone who I had never met.  However, …
reviewed Steve Jobs. October 06, 2011
posted in Inspirations
Steve Jobs
      Death knows no boundaries. It does not recognize nationalities, age, demographics, beauty, bank accounts nor fame. We can't really tell who will live to a ripe old age or …
reviewed Capitalism. July 07, 2011
posted in Business Matters
Capitalism
This review was originally published on Feb. 3, 2010 on Lunch.com.       Is it Sports or is it simply a mechanic of capitalism? Tennis, Football, Basketball, Golf… …
reviewed Avatar (2009 film). July 04, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Avatar
Okay, first of all, I'd like to say that when I watched this, I didn't have high expectations for it and even with that mindset, I still felt quite cheated when Avatar was over. What really amazes …
reviewed China's Got Talent 2011. July 04, 2011
posted in Inspirations
China's Got Talent 2011
When I left China for good last month, I hadn't realised how much of it I took with me. Being a foreigner but a Chinese descendent nonetheless, we overseas Chinese often feel at odd with the …
reviewed Writer's block. June 26, 2011
posted in Inspirations
Writer's block
When a memory invokes one to act, when a piece of music rekindles the love in your heart, when out of somewhere the inspiration comes, it is the formula for something uniquely special. That something …
Cover
Malcolm Gladwell knows how to tell a story. He captures the little details about people and events that give them meaning and make them interesting, something he used to good advantage in The Tipping …
reviewed Precious Kittens. May 26, 2011
posted in Inspirations
Precious Kittens
I LOVE kittens and cats; though I love all animals, cats leave a special warm place in my heart.  A person has to earn a cat's love, they're full of their own brand of personality, and there's …
reviewed Earth Day. May 10, 2011
posted in Green Living
Earth Day
Earth Day and Conservatism   April 22, 1970 was the first designated Earth Day and was also the 100th anniversary of Vladimir Lenin, the Russian Marxist Revolutionary and Creator of the Soviet …
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