Archive | January, 2014

Year of the Horse

31 Jan

(Photo/Xinhua)

Today marks the beginning of the new Chinese lunar year. Goodbye water snake, hello wooden horse! Supposedly, this year is going to be one of conflict, when people stick to their resolutions and principles and refuse to negotiate. But never fear, you’re in for a good year if you work in any “wood” related industries, like lumber, agriculture, and media companies.

Oblivion

27 Jan

I watched the Tom Cruise sci-fi movie Oblivion last week and was totally blown away. It was definitely better than I expected. The film was visually stunning, even if the story was a little derivative of generic sci-fi tropes. And the music was excellent, including this fantastic credit song from our old friends M83 and Susanne Sundfør on the vocals. The soundtrack in general is a fun one to play, and I would definitely recommend watching the movie.

End of the Line

20 Jan

The Atlantic has a really stunning photo series on the ends of roads. I’m a big fan of the Midway Island one myself. They also have this nifty photo-lapse video version here too.  Check out the series here.

State of the Blog

13 Jan

So, it’s been a while, huh? I can’t say I’m entirely surprised, mostly since life in scenic LI doesn’t exactly inspire one to keep a semi-regular posting schedule.  Life’s been a little weird in the months since I let the blog slide, but I figure it’s a new year and a good time to start getting back into the swing of things.  (No, this is not a hint that I am moving somewhere exotic. At least, I don’t think I am.)

I’ll try to post at least once a week on Mondays, with additional posts as I feel like.  I can’t promise anything spectacular (again, suburban Long Island) but hey, it’s a free internet out there.