Hiatus. No more..?

It’s been a good two years since I wrote my last post on this blog. While things have happened to keep me busy, they’re not entirely responsible for my hiatus. Like someone once said, if you want to do something, you find a way to make time for it!

So while I get back in the groove of writing regularly, allow me to catch you up on what’s been happening with me.

Since I’ve stopped penning my random ramblings, I’ve switched companies and job profile. While this was more random and not planned, it’s been a refreshing change.

To further my understanding and appreciation for the business world, I’m finally pursuing a MBA, a decade later than originally planned.

Subscribing to Audible has helped up my consumption of books (more on that in a separate post). Additionally, to complement the consumption of knowledge and information, my magazine and newspaper subscriptions are up the wazoo! Last count the subscription now includes The Economist, New York Times, Financial Times, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and the Harvard Business Review.

On the wanderlust front, the wife and I have travelled through New Zealand, Fiji and Japan. And this year we’re finally make a trip home to catch up with family and friends after almost three and a half years.

So, that’s what’s been up with me in a nutshell. I don’t promise a post a week. But at the same time, I’m going to make it a point to pen as often as possible.

Here’s to being more habitual with my blogging passion.

My Humble Thoughts On a Classic

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I must admit, this one was not even on my list of books to read. The only reason I ended up reading the classic tale of the infamous vampire, was because I completed my previous book while on holiday and neglected to carry a new one. And since this one was already downloaded on the kindle (free of cost apparently) I decided to give it a go.
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My Views On Suicide Squad

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DC and WB are trying hard to appease the fans. So hard that they maybe alienating the fans that truly did appreciate the darker take on the Superhero genre they started. Succumbing to the criticism that both previous DCEU movies (Man Of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice) were too dark for audiences, the studio execs commissioned reshoots to Suicide Squad in an effort to lighten the tone and make it a tad more action packed. It seems that their gamble may not have paid off as expected. Critics review of the latest DCEU flick are anything but positive and with future projects from rival studios already making the movie yesterday’s news, Suicide Squad is not really delivering what the bigwigs possibly hoped.

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Why I Loved Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice

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Marvel has pretty much set the tone for comic book movies set in cinematic universes. Ever since Iron Man smashed its way through box office success back in 2008, MCU movies have brought our favourite Marvel superheroes to the big screen and loads of moolah to the  studio heads.

DC and WB obviously wanted to replicate Marvel’s success. And with iconic super hero titles such as Batman, Superman et al who could blame them. But if 2013’s Man Of Steel was a rocky start for the DCU, 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice is proving to be an even worse launch pad for the larger DC universe. Critics have almost unanimously panned Snyder’s latest directorial venture in the DCU, even comparing it to the abysmal Sucker Punch.

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Kylo Ren Is Good

With the latest villain in the new Star Wars movie revealed and parodied across The Internet, I felt the need to voice my opinion on the matter.

Personally I think Ben Solo aka Kylo Ren is an excellent antagonist to kick start the new Star Wars Trilogy. In many ways his inner conflict is reminiscent to that of his maternal grandfather, Anakin Skywalker. Continue reading