Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 year in review of my blog

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 28,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 6 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

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My very short and sweet Military Bowl recap

I blogged about my adventures on my sports blog. It pretty much covers everything and I don’t want to re-type everything. So take this LINK and the last three entries as my recap.

That is all. I am back home now and working tomorrow. Great trip and very worth it.

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Merry Christmas and oh yeah, that Jesus guy is involved somewhere

That’s deep!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

As some of you know, I am not a big fan of Christmas. In fact, I can’t stand it. But let me be clear that the Christmas I do no like is the one that the commercials are telling me about. It’s the one that tells me that I must buy gifts, that I must start celebrating in August or any of that. That’s something I have grown tired of and this year, I did not buy any gifts for anyone. In fact, it’s a huge relief.

But I still celebrate the Christmas that is about Jesus Christ. I don’t know where we lost the Jesus in our Christmas, but I wish it wasn’t so muddled these days.

I look back at my previous Christmas celebrations and it has no Jesus. It was all about gifts and a fake fat man in red. And it hurts me because I had been caught up in gift giving and trying to figure out how I was going to spend for others.

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And I feel fine: Mayans and your 12/21/12

I am glad this is a joke to everyone because seriously, who really believes this is real? I don’t even know the origin or what it’s about. It doesn’t matter to me.

Are we really believing this?

Now, more R.E.M.!

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Hiroyuki Nakajima likes a sexy Billy Beane and wants to do the ‘Bernie Dance’

Just call him Hiro.

The guy called Billy Beane sexy and cool!

He ends the press conference saying “I will do my best for the team but I also want to do ‘Bernie Dance’ with Oakland.”

He then smiles and shows a major swag! I am digging this cat already. He’s a quote machine! World Series here we come!!!!

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I just won another Twitter contest: This is how it was done

The above tweet was part of a daily contest for the month of December by the Oakland A’s. Like all the other daily trivia or question, it asked for a reply and a winner was determined on the criteria of what place the response was given.

After studying and prepping for this (with two years worth of experience), I once again came out victorious in a Twitter contest. (Check out my other Twitter stories.)

A lot of it is strategy and knowledge of how Twitter operates. And like every contest, there has to be a little luck with the variables (other tweeters) that you can’t control.

So how did I end up as a winner? Let me tell you my strategy to win this prize.

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Ten Years Ago: Infernal Affairs

Samuel:

Written by my friend. Good stuff.

Originally posted on 10 Years Ago: Films in Retrospective:

Many people only know this movie via its American remake, Martin Scorsese’s The Departed, but Maccewill Yip is here to remind you of the original series in his newest re-view for 10YA.

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As I begin writing this, the Golden Horse Ceremony, the Chinese version of the Academy Awards, is now playing on television. It’s a kind of weird coincidence because the first time I’ve seen anything about the film Infernal Affairs was from seeing the very same award show years ago and seeing them play a clip several times to announce its nomination in a category and seeing it win in about half of them. The clip they chose was a gunfight between the cops and the triads over a melancholy tune. I became curious about this action film that was winning several awards, and so I went to Chinatown and found a VCD copy, a disc format for…

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