As true as love could get

I’m a such a sucker for wedding videos. And i’m such a big fan of Jason Magbanua. I follow each new video that he posts on his site. I devour each; dissecting its technicalities, aesthetics, techniques and methods. Often times, I missed out on the couples. After all, that’s the one thing common to all of the videos – two individuals in-love.

Until this video.

The approach was straightforward. Nothing much on flare or fancies (well, except for the 3D view of the rings). The magic and uniqueness of this video is with the couple themselves. No need to exaggerate or emphasize anything. Unique just as they are.

Indeed, as true as love could get.

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Are you an Artist in waiting?

“They told you to get your résumé in order, to punch your ticket, to fit in, and to follow
instructions. They told you to swallow your pride, not to follow your dream.”

One young, brilliant individual who I came to know during my stint at the DOST-UP Enterprise Center for Technopreneurship posted this in Facebook. Clicking on it led me not to a site but to a sight – an  affirmation of a gut feel that I’ve tried so long to dismiss.

If you are among the many who are at the crossroads of their life, dragging your heart together with your foot, then perhaps Art is the way you should go.

I couldn’t give a discussion or position yet on We Are All Artists Now by Seth Godin as I’m currently in the middle of chewing and digesting it. All I can say is that the fist few pages already got me blazing. Perhaps you could do the same and we could exchange ideas.

Click on the link and allow your eyes be opened further.

http://changethis.com/manifesto/show/100.01.IcarusDeception

A parody on death

Death like so many other ideas is viewed in so many different ways.

Religion, culture, science, and even politics offer a spectrum of interpretations or views on it. It could be an escape, an excuse,  a salvation, a weapon, an argument, a point, a process, a form of control, a statement, even an entertainment.

Death is one of those things that never fail to put us in a Is this it? situation. It is so plain and simple and yet we couldn’t comprehend it.

Or wouldn’t.

What you feel isn’t necessarily what the world is

A few scenes I saw in the streets this morning left me shaken and questioning. But then again I was reminded of that fantastic Hobbit playing second to Frodo.

And so I’m keeping it. Faith in humanity.

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Sam: I know. It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here. But we are. It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.
Frodo: What are we holding onto, Sam?
Sam: That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo… and it’s worth fighting for.

Source: http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0000142/quotes

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This video is a testament that all is not lost.

7 Deadly Sins According to Mahatma Gandhi by Stephen R. Covey

Came across this while I was doing a quick search. It’s really worth pondering on as I seem to notice so many people now, a handful of them are close friends, who seem to confuse many things or ideas between its virtue and its benefit, its result and its purpose. I could give a lengthy personal perspective regarding this but I guess Stephen R. Covey has already did a concise discussion on each. Click on the link below for the texts.

So, all I could say now is, Spot On!

Wealth Without Work

Pleasure Without Conscience

Knowledge Without Character

Commerce (Business) Without Morality (Ethics)

Science Without Humanity

Religion Without Sacrifice

Politics Without Principle

Link: 7 Deadly Sins

The Empire Strikes Walt

Last October 30, Robert Melanson of Engadget reports that Disney has bought LucasFilms for a fraction over four billion dollars and also indicated that Disney plans on releasing new installations to the Star Wars saga.

And delight has eluded me.

Don’t get me wrong here. I’ve been salivating for the longest on the next Star Wars film. And Disney is a great company. It’s just that I don’t think it’s the right mix. Disney has established itself well to make its approach a clear signature. Most of us can easily recognize a Disney film and the way George Lucas has breathe life to the Star Wars saga with his genius and unique approach, I think it to be a safe assumption that they are not entirely meant for each other.

It’s a chop suey of emotions that stir in my guts. I’m both excited and dreadful of how the new Star Wars film will end up. It’s just like watching the Death Star approach – despite knowing it’s doom that’s coming, you just can’t help but stare in awe.

Below is a video ad posted on Youtube that well looks like a commentary or parody you name it, regarding this news:

A fan-made video of a Tie Fighter and X Fighter battle, two popular space crafts seen in the Star Wars saga:

Link to the Engadget post: http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/30/disney-acquires-lucasfilm-for-4-05-billion-plans-more-star-war/