Driving in Auckland during peak hours is a serious patience lesson everyday. New Zealand is known for its natural beauty and nice people, we have a unique culture of tolerance for other people’s quirks and no patience for people’s shenanigans. I have noticed that foreign people and people who have not assimilated into our culture […]Read more "On the Road"
My paternal grandmother died, I had to go to Taiwan for a week for the funeral. The death didn’t really affect me as much, but two things made me think really hard about my life since I went back during the turning point of 2018 to 2019. One thing that I thought hard about was […]Read more "Finding Myself"
Although Objectivism is supposed to be the philosophy for living on Earth, the reality can be harsh at times, there is temptation to join the collectivists at every turn. It’s not easy to always do the right thing. I think of it as a bit like the film Forrest Gump. Forrest was born with a […]Read more "Overcoming Temptation"
One thing that really irks me about people is that we seem to unrealistically make plans and never follow them through. Ever since President Donald Trump winning the US presidential race in 2016, all the whinging of celebrities threatening to move to Canada (never other non-Caucasian countries) suddenly stopped whining and remained in California. Why […]Read more "What Can You Contribute?"
There are times when you just wish you could just shrug and let the world devour itself. Ellis Wyatt from Atlas Shrugged represents this anger and frustration. Wyatt was known for being an oil tycoon, who developed a method to extract petroleum from shale, he bought large sectors of land in the Rocky Mountains and […]Read more "Time to Burn Everything Down"
Steven Mallory has been my default mindset. Not knowing the true potential of his ability, and the beautiful work he created solely because they were created in his vision of beauty. He fell into depression and turned to alcohol as his form of comfort when he got plenty of rejections from the society. He believed […]Read more "Stop Being Steven Mallory, Be Kent Lansing"
One of the biggest crusades in the blockbuster film industry is to include “diversity”. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with diversity in classics like the Goonies, Ghostbusters, Night of the Living Dead or It’s a Wonderful Life, the modern films and TV shows all must include at least one “minority” character or face the critics calling […]Read more "The Problem With Black Panther"