Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

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The Real World: Denver

March 2, 2007

I’m pretty sure that there are a lot of people who are familiar with the Real World series on MTV. For thoses who are not familar with it, The Real World series is a reality show that that follows the lives of seven different people from different places all over the world in one house in a differents state. The current Real World season is taking place in Denver, Colorado.

The reason I’m bringing this up is because I was discussing my opinion about the movie BrokeBack Mountian (Look for “Opinion of BrokeBack Mountian” if you didn’t read it yet) and it reminded me of a certain person in the current season that goes by the name of J. Davis Mallory, IV, also known as Davis. He is a homosexual who was raised in a christian family. But he didn’t discovered his homosexuality until in his teens. After he told his mother about it, his mother had a complete fit. His mother made comments like he is going to hell, he’s not her son, and all sorts of things you probably wouldn’t hear about one’s own son.
Just hearing something like that just hurts me down to the core. To hear your own mother say something like that to you instead of being open-minded is very difficult. But you know what? I have a remedy for that. Not a remedy, but more like advice from one person to another. “If you ever find yourself in a tough situation, a situation that might seem unbearable, the answer to conquer this is to MOVE FOWARD”. Regardless if you get a positive or negative results, you have to move foward in order to conquer one’s fears, frustrations, and doubts instead of doing nothing in the process. And if don’t do nothing because you thought it wouldn’t help at all, then you will be doing less than nothing. Because time does not stop for nobody in this world, no matter how much we would want it to.

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Opinion of Brokeback Mountian

March 1, 2007

     Now when you hear the name “BrokeBack Mountian”, you get all these negative ideas in your head and claiming that you will never see a movie like that.  Even if you just heard rumors or read about the movie, you thought to yourself that you will not see this movie.  Unfortunately, I did see the movie two days ago.  The only thing I like about the movie is the story plot.  Its just about two men who get intimate with one another on the a mountian called “BrokeBack” during the summer.  The intimancy starts from a night of heavy drinking with both Ennis and Jack and  their feelings for one another deepens as the years passes by.

     In terms of tradition, I don’t think that there should be any homosexual relationships at all because it is disgusting and its stated in the Bible.  But there is a question that appears not too often in the minds of others when it comes to this subject.  Are they happy?  This question not only applies to homosexuals, but also heterosexuals as well.  I mean, if you are happy with being intimate with the same sex, then that should all that matters, regardless.  In the era we live in now, there are more people “coming out of the closet” than in the past.  Back in the old days, if someone’s homosexuality was broadcast around there area, then there would be trouble for them.  From name calling to possibly killing them because of their homosexuality.  But times has change, and since man-kind has learned to accept ‘whatever is whatever’ people are becoming less frightened to broadcast their sexuality.  I’m not much of a christian, but more of an open-minded person.  So if you prefer a man over a woman or vise versa, then hell, go all out.  If that what brings you happiness, then you keep it.  There are too many people getting hurt because of this matter.  The feelings of others should be taken in account for rather than to shut out them out of your lives because of their preferences.  As long as that love still exists in your heart for one another, then everyone is an equal.

     You know, a couple of days ago, a friend at work ask me about another co-worker stated that the way she moves and acts gives her the impression that she is a homosexual.  Saying she acts more like a boy than a girl and looking at attractive females instead of attractive males.  I told her:  “Thats fine with me.  That just lets me know that girl and myself both like females”.

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What’s next after the IPod?

February 20, 2007

     Products go through a cycle:  you got your The Walkman, the Palm Pilot, and now you got the IPod, which is the most popular type of product out there.  But what’s next?  Don’t get too excited because whatever comes out next could be something from Apple or a newer version of the IPod.  Remember when the first IPod came out?  This huge and clunkly device that was probably bigger than the palm of your hand.  Years later, Apple did an update on the IPod by creating the IPod nano and the Video IPod, which seems more sleek and attractive at first glance.  During the Christmas of 2005, everyone wanted a IPod for christmas or anything that might have the same features of an IPod (which I got mines before the holidays came around).  But now a days, there are only so many people who really want or need a portable MP3 player, and that opportunity may have run its course. The next product will likely be something that does more than just music and video.

     To be truly big, the product will need to address the variety of needs and be incredibly good at meeting the most critical. It will need to look cool and be marketed strongly. It will need to be very easy to use and viral (you see it, you want it). And most of all, it will need to be affordable and generally under $500 because anything more won’t hit the volumes required for greatness.  The contenders are the home media center/media hub and the next generation smart phone.

     This product replaces the receiver, the set top box, the DVD player/VCR, and the home music distribution system.  The vendors would have done the same for the computers, but there are some problems that are still being worked with.  In this area, I think that Apple will take over this aspect and steal the market, just like with the MP3 players.

     Then you have Smartphones like the Motorola RAZR leading the field.  The Motorola RAZR is a contender with the same ejoyable features just like the IPod.  However, the phone has to be very easy to use for its primary functions and needs to embrace video, music, games, and communications.

     Basically, there is no telling whats coming out, unless you see it advertising it in a magazine, newspaper, or on television.  Consumers will eventually goe with a product that they are familiar with.  Even though there are a lot of different brand MP3 players out there, the one that I bought was a Apple Video IPod.  Why do you ask?  Because they are well-known for there products, reliable devices with amazing features that you hardly see on other MP3s, and they will continue to surprise us with more products to come.  Just like their new Iphones and IZUNES players.  So when you see a new product from Apple, don’t be surprise.