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It's NOT ok, To NOT BE OK
Today, not just the new generation but everyone I feel have interpreted, I believe at first a good sense of empowerment of acknowledging a bad situation you may be in mentally as "ok" no pressure everyone has bad days - but this phrase now also gives the "ok" to stay and dwell there because society said it's ok to be this way.
Happy 21st Birthday NZ Music Month!
New Zealand music has come a long way after years of international music saturating our airwaves, helping grow this event into a nationwide celebration across all media facets.
Most notably this year, a documentary style tv series will screen - following on from the 2019 number one album, Waiata / Anthems, musical artists from around Aotearoa translate and record their songs in te reo Māori.
The Little Things
Like Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, there has not been another one of his films that have surpassed its critical acclaim. I feel the same way with David Fincher’s fictional neo noir crime film ‘Se7en’ which stands alone atop an abundance of serial killer movies since its release in 1995. The latest serial killer entry ‘The Little Things’ starring Denzel Washington can take its place among the abundance, how far down the pile? It’s slow burn descends the film near the bottom, saved only by the film's star power (Denzel’s fellow Oscar winners Rami Malek and actor/musician Jared Leto) and distinct thought provoking conclusion which almost mimics the trip John Doe takes Detectives Mills and Somerset in Se7en. It's the little things that keep me from giving the movie 1 out of 5 stars, and it's probably the little things that could have elevated this crime noir story to the top.
Let me explain.
Freedom: “the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved”
Suddenly I realised that I have had less freedom as an adult then I ever did as a teenager. The chains of my adulthood were the dangerous kind – the ones that no one else saw but me, the ones that suffocated my thoughts and my spirit. Thankfully, a few years ago I was able to admit that I had a problem, and I started a journey of healing. Healing of my mind, healing of my body, but most significantly – healing of my spirit.
The Godfather Family Values
“Fredo you’re my older brother and I love you, but don't take sides against the family again...ever.” - Michael Corleone
This is the chilling warning uttered by Michael Coleone to his vacuous brother Fredo in the Las Vegas Takeover scene in “The Godfather'' and the line that cements one of the main themes throughout the film trilogy of 'loyalty.' But for myself it is the underlying theme of 'family' that resonates the most. When director Francis Ford Coppola brings a deep focus on family values to the forefront, it reminds me of how Pacific Island families are orientated.
How to build rapport (and break rapport) with anyone
The classic question asked by a stranger at a networking event or gathering. Without going into the many ways that one could answer this timeless classic question, it really doesn’t matter what your industry is or what you actually do – you must grab their attention with your answer in that first couple of lines of your response, otherwise you will see the other person in the conversation break rapport.
Readjusting in the Covid Era
You may know someone who learned a new skill during lockdown, got in the best shape of their lives or even achieved that life-long goal they have always worked towards.
While others may have been less fortunate with the year that has been 2020; many people lost jobs, loved ones and even their livelihood.