Happy Birthday Blog!

Am I going to say anything special on this occasion?
Yes, i guess i should.

Dear Blog,

I would like you to know that i care a lot about you. Thank you for being there every time i have an idea and i want to share it with you but i get distracted. Every time i leave the “Add New Post” tab open in my browser, i know that i am making a promise to you –  a promise that i will be back later. Later, when i am finished with X and Y, when i will have eaten, or when i will have gotten my thoughts in order. But the truth is …  they are all excuses. I know you know that every time i do that, i am not coming back. And the tab remains open, and i eventually restart either the browser or the computer, and thus you, my dear blog, have yet another saved draft…

Well, on your birthday, i want to say sorry for all those times that i did not follow up on my somewhat implicit promise. And no, i am not going to promise that i will be better from now on. But I hope i will.

And with that, i wish you all the best.

 

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The Movie “12 Years a Slave”

It is sad, but it is reality. And it is what it is.

Never give up, always do your best, help others and believe.

Some memorable quotes : ( more here)

“What difference is there in the color of the soul?”
― Solomon Northup12 Years A Slave

“Credit leads a man into temptation. Cash down is the only thing that will deliver him from evil.”

― Solomon NorthupTwelve Years a Slave

“Eliza, stop crying, You let sorrow take over you; you will drown in it”
― Solomon NorthupTwelve Years a Slave

“The Wolf of Wall-Steet”

Not really the average Wall Street movie, but close to it. A lot of nudity and bad talk, however, there was also a lot of motivation and dedication involved. And just like everyone says, Leo was great.

 

I do have to admit that in the middle of the movie, i thought that the ending would be different. I thought that as he had put all his money on his wife’s aunt name, she and his wife would then run away with everything… And all would have been a set-up, starting with the marriage and ending with the supposed inquiry by the FBI…  But no, i guess this was more or less the average Wall street movie.

“Act as if! Act as if you’re a wealthy man, rich already, and then you’ll surely become rich. Act as if you have unmatched confidence and then people will surely have confidence in you. Act as if you have unmatched experience and then people will follow your advice. And act as if you are already a tremendous success, and as sure as I stand here today – you will become successful.”

― Jordan BelfortThe Wolf of Wall Street

For more quotes, go here. Enjoy :)

….  and, of course, my favorite scene :