You’re Not You (2014) Movie Review

February 27th, 2015 / No Comments » / by wuhtevah

It has been quite some time since my last movie review. I had gotten lazy to writing about them until I saw the movie You’re Not You.

Starring Hilary Swank, this drama is centered on a classical pianist who has been diagnosed with ALS and the brash college student who becomes her caregiver.

ALS is a very serious disease. I did not know about it until I saw the hype in social media about the ice bucket challenge. Even reading as to what ALS really is, is not the same as knowing how the disease can affect people.

Watching this movie was really heartbreaking because it showed how Hilary’s character was burdened with ALS and how the pain grew worse as time passes.

Swank and Emmy Rossum, who became her caregiver were both outstanding in acting out this movie with their respective roles.

I would definitely give Hilary Swank the nod for best actress if I were to judge. She was simply outstanding and it gave me a glimpse just how hard it is to live when one has ALS.

Considering the fact that there is no cure, the pain of living through it until the end is what makes it hard.

I always am afraid of death and just thinking of a person who may have it, living through it until the days left to live, is just hard as well as the people close to the person who has ALS taking care of them.

This is a must see movie. I am not much of a drama movie fan, but this one is definitely a must see!

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Missing Vacations

February 10th, 2015 / No Comments » / by wuhtevah

It feels like a long time now since I had my last vacation. I have to live with it since I invested in a condominium and a parking slot. Add to that the monthly payments for my house loan and my salary gets eaten up quicker than you can say HEY!

I tend to envy people posting their photos in Facebook showing their travels. Man, I miss traveling. But oh well, priorities, priorities … This was expected and this is how it is going to be for the next few years.

I can breathe a sigh of relief perhaps after 2 years since the condominium should be fully paid by then. I can focus next on finishing up my house loan so that hopefully the following year, my wife and I can take a very much needed vacation.

I have been busy with life lately that I barely had time to blog. Add to the fact that sponsored posts have taken a hit because of Google’s dumping of its Page Rank system and paid advertising services have also taken a hit on my monetizing opportunities.

Less opportunities, less interest in posting anything. I hope it will pickup soon. My inbox has been quiet because of this. Majority of the emails are from sponsored post opportunities so it has been kind of a dormant season for me not being able to get monetizing opportunities on anything.

2014 was a terrible year so I definitely need a vacation now but with so payments that need addressing every month, I can only be envious on the various photos I see of my friends vacationing in different places ;).

My next vacation will come … hopefully soonest than later.

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Spydergrip By Ryan Arriaga Is A Scam

February 3rd, 2015 / No Comments » / by wuhtevah

If you have seen this product being marketed online and you plan to buy it … Don’t! I have been a supporter of Kickstarter projects for a number of times and his project is the first one that I had been scammed.

Well, officially that is.

I am not sure with the other projects that I backed but they do send updates and replies so I am putting on hold my suspicions on them. For now, Ryan’s Spydergrip project is the first Kickstarter project that scammed me. And I am not the only one.

It has been more than a year and until now I still have not received any tracking number. Unbelievable! So if you see find his product amazing and you plan to buy one, don’t!

Heck, he said he does not log in to Kickstarter anymore and to email but he does not provide an email address. Simply unbelievable.

It is just a warning so it is up to you if you want to waste your money for nothing. If so, good luck!

Kickstarter does not have any employee protection for scams such as this so this experience actually has made me think on whose projects to support in the future.

 

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