Magazine Articles thus far

My film review for ABORT magazine on the latest Owen Wilson/Vince Vaughn
My film review for ABORT magazine on The Internship, starring Owen Wilson/Vince Vaughn
Part of my interview with award winning film maker, Jeff Renfroe for ABORT magazine
Part of my interview with award winning film maker, Jeff Renfroe (Colony) for ABORT magazine

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My full interview with Jeff Renfroe for ABORT magazine.
My full interview with Jeff Renfroe for ABORT magazine.
My full interview (p1) with local talent, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
My full interview (p1) with local talent, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

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My review of a must have film for ABORT Magazine, American Mary
My review of a must have film for ABORT Magazine, American Mary
This is part of a review for Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience at the Commodore. First show review for ABORT
This is part of a review for Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience at the Commodore. First show review for ABORT
CD review for Canadian hard rock stars, Magnus Raising (Whatever It Takes) for ABORT
CD review for Canadian hard rock stars, Magnus Raising (Whatever It Takes) for ABORT
Myself and the members of local music talent, GPB
Myself and the members of local music talent, GPB

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Part 2 of the Gentlemen Prefer Blondes interview for ABORT magazine
Part 2 of the Gentlemen Prefer Blondes interview for ABORT magazine
For my first editorial, I wrote about the current educational system
For my first editorial, I wrote about the current educational system
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The Nation WE Built

This is something I believe President Obama would endorse, and agree with.

I am proud to be part of a nation that doesn`t discriminate. Whether you are of different race, religion, or even what your sexual preference is. I am glad we have gone so far as to prosecute politicians that speak out against gays. Let`s keep this going towards the future. We are the future, we can make it end all together.

I am proud to be living in a nation that we created. A nation that the media could not prevent the growth of, that church could not defeat, not even got himself could stop it. This is a nation that support the homosexual community.

Many people tried to prevent this revolution. It took so many years to open up our minds into accepting the homosexual community, and so many wrong punishments towards it have now been abolished. NO LONGER can a man running for power in his country (Canada or America as I live in North America) say anything that belittles the homosexual community. If a politician or corporate, or banker say things like this now, they get in trouble.

The church has been against homosexuals for years. Long have they prosecuted men and women wrongly, but no longer. The majority of people in the world today are completely against this form of intolerance, and even better, most churches have homosexual members. And if any church was notorious for being against homosexuality, it would be on the hot seat as well and would soon change, or fall by the way side.

This has been a long movement towards the future. I believe as we move forward we will gain much more acceptance of each other as a united human race one day. They call it gay pride, well I may not be gay, but I am damn proud to live in a nation that is accepting and supportive of the homosexual community. It has been a step in the right direction, now let’s keep going people!

Education Proclamation

People often talk about how hard school is, or how hard learning is. Well, I’d like to respectfully disagree. Not only for the obvious point that if you do what you like, anything is fun and easy, but I will delve more into what it makes easier, and how the only thing is doesn’t help, particularly in British Columbia, is the wallet.

Post Secondary leads to a better life. This is a broad statement, but what I refer to is the fact that it opens up opportunities, MANY opportunities just by having a diploma. It shows employers that you are more trainable than others in that you can pick up a skill quickly after being briefly taught. This is a skill many don’t have, even some that DO have post secondary education, however, it does significantly help with applying places. Not just jobs either, careers. Never again will you have to work a 9 to 5 if you chose not to. School allows you freedom to chose a field that better suits your sleeping patterns, work preferences, etc. again, simply by having that little magical slip of paper.

Post secondary helps you meet new people. I can’t tell you how many new people I have met through school, many being new friends, friend I am sure I will keep for the rest of my life. Friends that will go on to do great things as well. Friends I will work with in the future. Friends that can introduce me to even more friends that strive towards the same distant, yet, attainable goal. A wise man once said life is like a box of chocolates, and what is a box of chocolates with only one chocolate in it?

LEARNING in general increases intellect if you’re doing it right. Chances are if you’re reading my blog and keeping up to date with it your intellect has improved (haha). But if you’re watching Jersey Shore and reading Snooki’s book while following tabloids on the side, chances are you are REDUCING your intellect.

 

Personally through my experience in advancing my English skills, I have gained a broad sense of our language, and have adapted an outstanding vocabulary. Friends of mine are often shocked at my ability to use words, and that I don’t always use big words when they find out just how extensive my vocabulary is. However, I don’t type like it often because I do not speak like it. In today’s day and age, most people have a very minute knowledge base of their own language, and that’s okay (well not really, but whatever). It’s my job as a writer to acknowledge this fact and bend my own words so everyone understands. However, my point can be summed up easily. I don’t know how many times I’ve avoided sounding like a jerk by saying someone lacks intellect, rather than saying they are stupid. This is because if I say someone lacks intellect, most people won’t know what it means, and the ones that do will still take a few moments to think about it, giving me enough time to run for the hills in case they throw the first punch.

All in all, education is the best thing we can do for ourselves, or if we are lucky, the best gift our parents can give us. I consider myself lucky to live in a country that allows such educational opportunities and a world of freedom once my eyes fully open. And ultimately, the tuition and textbooks can be next to nothing in the grand scheme of things. To end things off, I will quote another movie, my favorite movie, in saying: You know, if you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything.

So go out, get educated, avoid tabloids, and have fun. You only get one chance to prove you’ve got IT.

HST Abolished.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xmckWVPRaI&ob=av3n

I can think of no better song to express my feelings towards the HST. The government thinks they can do whatever they want, but the referendum proved otherwise. Voters, keep bringing power back to the people. If they want to raise taxes, we have a voice, let that voice be heard. We’re not gonna take it!