3D CHAORI ACTION MOVIE CINEMA – GETTING A $1 BILLION A YEAR EARNING, MAORI & CHINESE ACTION FUSION INDUSTRY MOVING
He was a Maori Prince, a Viking of The Sun. She, a Chinese Princess from the Ming Dynasty. In a new horizon, in a mythical land on a new frontier, they were cast in an epic war to fight for their love.
What the world needs to see is 3D mythological cinema of this nature in New Zealand.
3D Chaori Cinema (Asian-friendly Maori action movie cinema) is a $1 billion a year generating industry waiting to happen in NZ. In my mind’s eye I see it growing in New Zealand. It supports the already well established 3D cinema of NZ. It just makes movies a lot quicker for the growing Asian movie market of the world.
It needs a development fund to get started. Russell Crowe the first person in the world of Maori descent to win an Oscar and Hollywood’s Lucy Liu are giving a similar concept a go in the film, Man with Iron Fists. We need to move more into 3D with Chaori cinema texts in and from New Zealand. Cliff Curtis, a Maori actor has also been a success starring in Asian nations in an Asian action star mythological film.
We have enough trial models on display in aspects of this genre to really go for it and develop it further. Chaori cinema is another strand of cinema to be developed in New Zealand to sit alongside what Sir Peter Jackson, John Barnett and newcomers like James Cameron have already achieved from New Zealand.
It is a brand new cinema strand though, that can only make the overall package more attractive when perceiving New Zealand as a stand out filmmaking nation location. It makes sense to develop Chaori cinema and Maori cinema that is Asian-markets friendly, more.
It’s an authentic visual expression of New Zealand for the wider world’s markets.
[Photos: Spin Off and Business Insider online].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific 8.10.12~
In the Kiwi dream, The Child asks: What is beauty? Then The Bard sagely replies: Beauty is not a mouth thirsting nor an empty hand stretched forth, But rather a heart enflamed and a soul enchanted. Beauty is not the image you would see nor the song you would hear, But rather an image you see though you close your eyes and a song you hear though you shut your ears. Beauty is not the sap within the furrowed bark, nor a wing attached to a claw, But rather a garden forever in bloom and a flock of angels for ever in flight. . . . But you are life and you are the veil.
–Khalil Gibran poetry, Lebanon.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.9.12~
A word about bankers, political games, greed of a wealthy few and the topic of war propagation.
Like all things wisely considered, finding the balance is key. In a multitude of counselors there is safety.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.9.12~
Dad and I went for lunch yesterday. He imparted a lot into my brain and I guess, my life too.
One word lingered today in my consciousness that dad had reinforced with me as a coach friend. The word is a good one. It is “optimism.”
Hopefulness and confidence about the future or the success of something.
The belief that good must ultimately prevail over evil in the universe.
–Oxford Dictionary defintion.
An inclination to put the most favorable construction upon actions and events or to anticipate the best possible outcome. (more…)
KEEP GOING – WINSTON CHURCHILL, SUSHI-SAMBA, MIYAGI-TECH, IWI-KIWI SMART PHONE TRIBAL, BASEBALL CAPS
Hats: Kinda liking this cap 2day. Sums up a vibe where New Zealand’s kids are at. In NZ we’re told China’s slow down could hit Aussie hard.
This in turn could hit NZ hard too. Well, I reckon that green tech electric cars are kinda a key for Kiwis to hunt out a way to be sorta more norris rich in our McKenzie country, creative funny shandy andy amish Northland Auckland ways. We could make the engine components with Japan staff as new corporate whanau, USA too, if we felt like that, right here in NZ. Eat sushi 4eva in cool vineyard like pubs after work each week with heaps of avocado (apparently! more so than the fish).
Maybe we should set up a high-tech electronic plant that does that? Somehwere nice, by the sea maybe. You could take your surfboard to work, or canoe. Then after really geeking out at the day job, creating electronic green powered technology all day, working alongside robots we made too, you could just leave work and hit the waves or take a dip. (more…)
LEGAL ENTERTAINER MAI CHEN ON RIGHT BRAIN SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY MIND SETS OF ECONOMIC INNOVATIVE GROWTH FOR KIWI WINNERS
Legal expert Mai Chen has been doing some way cool press lately as a writer and talk show talent in and around the law. Never boring, always entertaining, philisophically interesting and enlightening with empathy, Chen offers her latest thoughts to up New Zealand culture’s innovative hotness.
What did she say? Mai was really good on The Close Up show with broadcaster Mark Sainsbury yesterday.
In journalism guest commentary news, her latest article in the New Zealand Herald is titled: Olympic Effort for a Better Future. (Parts I particularly like in the bold font).
“The Olympic Games is the reason my family emigrated to New Zealand. My father had trained the Taiwan gymnastics team for both the Tokyo and the Mexico games and in 1971 he was headhunted to train the New Zealand gymnastics team. (Wow!)
As a result I grew up in a household where the wisdom of top athletes was seen as the key to success in all areas of life. I was reminded of this last year when, in the midst of my own marathon effort to write a book while running a law firm, Dad began coaching me with Olympic insights once again.
“The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful – will win,” said Roger Bannister. “Your heart must clear the bar first,” said world champion pole vaulter Sergey Bubka. “The subconscious mind cannot tell the difference between reality and imagination,” he reminded me, quoting Billy Mills, a rank outsider who blitzed the field to win the 10,000m in Tokyo.
The coaching helped me not to quit when working seven days a week for two years really got to me.
Just think about Oscar Pastorius, South African sprinter and a double amputee, who runs on artificial legs.
[Makata Taka Hela aka Mr. Billy Mills - world champion Olympian 1964. Photo - Ray Wyatt.Net].
We need an [athletes] mindset to propel our export industries into a position of strength on world markets. And we need it to solve tough policy and law reform issues we face, like keeping superannuation affordable, addressing Maori claims to water, or structuring our domestic broadband market to enable Kiwis to compete abroad from here. (True dat. So could be improved by real broadband developers not media posturing posers!) (more…)
Wise Commentary today is Bishop Desmond Tutu talking of lessons from war in an open commentary piece.
“(CNN) — In the coming days I will be in Juba and Khartoum, the capitals of South Sudan and Sudan.
Tutu hopes to speak to both sides of a continued and increasing conflict in the two countries to allay more war in the region.
Read more at the cap.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 6.7.12~
THE BEST TRAINING CHAMPION – ANITA FINNEGAN’S PASSION FOR GROWING EDUCATED WINNERS OF PACIFIC ISLAND YOUTH – IS EPIC!
“There is no one like her,” educationalist Rachel Skudder says of her pioneering and entrepreneurial Greek-Kiwi mother, Anita Finnegan today.
The Best Training Champion is an advocate of Pasifika and Polynesian youth rising up, getting educated and going for gold in their dreams.
Always a fan of Anita’s work; her abilities, perceptive insights, her amazing children and her unique wisdom are a hallmark of this special lady. Finnegan’s ability to impart life skills that go the distance in the high altitudes across a young person’s dream, is only offset by her sparkling wit, shared wisely from a ferocious Irish intellect she shields with measured fun.
You just gotta watch this clip! Anita is a woman whose story could rival USA’s Oprah in the beginner’s years of struggle when Anita started out in education and business. Her life has been a roller coaster yet here Finnegan stands today. In fact, the two women should meet.
They’d revolutionize Africa or New York’s education system… in a day of brainstorming! Anita Finnegan is Epic! I have always loved Anita and her fun family. Smart fun! They make us proud to be Kiwis of the South Pacific.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 30.6.12~
Documentary director Lucy Walker created Countdown to Zero in 2010. The documentary gave a timely warning about the escalating nuclear arms race. It was heavily promoted by Lisa Halaby of Santa Monica, aka Queen Noor of Jordan in the US.
I’m running a link to the doco’s movie trailer again as its message is something the majority of the world agrees with.
In many ways we’ve designed the world wrong. We are twenty years behind on green technologies rapid advancement in the world.
Energy should have been spent on creating better food supplies for the years ahead, preserving water supplies and air quality, rather than a nuclear arms race that no one on earth, can afford to tolerate. From an environment perspective, we definitely should have had less wars. So, with what remains and a populaton that’s growing, how can we ensure that we all get on the same page in preserving what’s left more sustainably.
Again, nations of us that posess nuclear weapons capability are: Acknowledged: Britain, China, France, India, Pakistan, Russia, United States, North Korea. Unacknowledged: Israel. Seeking: Iran.
Reformed: South Africa – voluntarily dismantled. Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 26.6.12~
–one reason why if you are Jewish, you should always take a copy of The Torah (or a bible) to work if you want to are the wise words in Hebrew, above.
Or, you can take a print out of your favorite piece of poetry to memorize while at work, if you want to as well.
[Image - Beth Jacob Congregation, Los Angeles on Facebook. Photo caption: "Recently Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks inspired us with his words of Torah throughout his visit. Shabbat morning at Beth Jacob brought unprecedented crowds to our shul. We look forward to continued efforts of Achdut and enthusiasm."].
It takes all kinds of people to make the world go round. :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific.
Whether rich or poor, we all need food and water in livable climes, for future generations to have quality of life.
Organic gardener Prince Charles Mountbatten, first in line to the British throne, pre-recorded a message for the leaders of the UN’s Rio+20 summit in Brazil. The conference that is all about sustainability, Prince Charles said:
“Climate change and food security, need to be more integrated.”
“It is, perhaps, a trait of human nature to act only when the worst happens, but that is not a trait we can afford to rely on here”
“Waiting for the worst to happen would be “too late to act at all.”
“Like a sleepwalker, we seem unable to wake up to the fact that so many of the catastrophic consequences of carrying on with ‘business-as-usual’ are bearing down on us faster than we think, already dragging many millions more people into poverty and dangerously weakening global food, water and energy security for the future.”
“One thing is clear. We need to be much more informed about the actual state of the planet.
“If this could happen, at least then we would know what the state of the planet actually is – and then plan accordingly,” he said.
He went on: “We do not have long to capture such a comprehensive picture, and so I would appeal to you as you meet here in Rio to make an even greater and concerted effort to persuade policy and decision-makers to act before it is finally too late.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 18.6.12~
35 gallons of water go into making each cup of coffee. That’s if you account for the H20 utilized to grow and cultivate coffee beans. 635 gallons go into making one hamburger. That’s because our cash cows can be expensive to farm.
As populations rise, standards of living improve, the world’s demand for clean fresh drinking water has rapidly accelerated. In some places, such as central California, the North China Plains and India – water demand has outstripped local supply. Global water consumption will rise 40% within 20 years. Desalination technologies, water reuse, and conservation are of vital concern. Tremendous economic, ecological, and geopolitical impacts due to quality water suppy – means that water is a currency to invest in. If you’re an investor, start thinking this way more.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.5.12~
Today the Wall Street Journal asks: Why are women missing in Asia’s board rooms? Photo caption: European Pressphoto Association
Some news links from the USA we’re reading today are:
International spotlight – Afghan Massacre Ended as Search Began
Mrs Clinton plays a gender card: ‘Extremists’ Out to Control Women
Florence Art – Clues to a long-lost Leonardo da Vinci
The Hunger Games – The Texas version: Texas Teens Rob Girl Scouts
International news: Israel Air Strikes Kill 18 in Gaza
US opinion- What Greece Means
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Are vegetarian columnists killing the meat industry? All red meat is bad for you, study finds
Developing children’s books for adults - Lissa Price‘s sci-fi novel ‘Starters’ isn’t just for kids
WSJ: Are women missing from Asia’s board rooms? Peep it.
[With thanks to Matt Drudge, CNN, New York Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.3.12~
CURBING BANKS & CEO’s FROM TOO STRONG A HAND IN A NATION’S PLANNING, FUTURE DIRECTION AND IMPACTS ON CULTURE & R&D INVESTED SUSTAINABLITY
A country that is planned financially well, offers all of these words in its sustainable garden for its people’s well being.
I was looking for some smart quotes about agriculture. Instead, I happened upon this video clip that was more than I’d bargained for finding. The clip claims that forward government planning is essenial for a safe free market. When governments don’t plan banks effectively become in charge of allocating the nation’s resources because they advance the credit lines and the governments don’t.
In The Real News, Paul J. interviews Michael Hudson who says financial planning of a nation is like agriculture. You need to plan ahead well to get a harvest. When governments don’t plan sufficiently (subsidies, tarriffs and taxes) as governments need to then the banks take over and they begin to run nation’s economies.
Michael Hudson posits that when banks hands are too strong over a nation’s economic governance, their projects are aimed at snatch and grab and hit and run methods that equate to asset grabs quite quickly that leave an economy with loaded down debt (hedge funds culture). What always suffers is the R&D side of a nation’s affairs too as banks just want to make more and more of a profit from countries existing asset bases – they are not about long term plans goals investments or sustainable prosperity.
This interview is fascinating as it covers a historical period of centuries in world examples and journeys through WWI and WWII. From 1980 the industrial sector began to squeeze for profit. Stock options then altered how managers ran companies, as businesses became more selfish and not about majorities of workers. Managers now are involved in squeezing short term a return on their stock options – they are not concerned about long term sustainability of productive methods.
Writing this from New Zealand – I have to ask myself, who holds what stocks in what areas? Especially if such people are leaders, or politicians and what is the wise R&D level companies should be investing each year?
Should legislation be set in place to secure a long term and more sustainable path forward for New Zealand companies, to balance out the people in power with stock options, harmful management models, benefits and pay offs – that ruin a companies longevity in the long term?
Watch video clip to discover more. It is an interview about “concentration of ownership leads to a concentration of political power” and ”big banks, public power and public policy.” In New Zealand Australian owned banks were the big winners in the last three years known as the Global Financial Crises. Many profit flows went back to the banks, thus gutting R&D and also infrastructure in New Zealand.
This gap needs to be closed in the next three years so that more goes back into New Zealand, and the people of New Zealand, not placed into the hands of a few. I like these words as New Zealand considers an asset sales culture ahead. Who stands to get what when and how, could be well guided by the principles that Paul and Michael share above.
[Perhaps for New Zealand a mix of opinions between John Key, Bill English, Winston Peters, Wira Gardiner, Ralph Norris, Metiria Turei etc could be reached using Paul and Michael's thought templates to reach a good balance for New Zealand peoples and businesses long term futures. If not, we gut New Zealand for Wall Street styled culture at banks recommend- and who wants to hand the future direction of this beautiful country over to foreign cowboys and cowgirls just because banks want to have a rodeo? Culturally, we are not even legally able to do that - so a discussion of significance along the lines of what Paul and Michael convey - should be had in New Zealand - especially for Christchurch's sustainable rebuild and repayment and Maori Iwi's future business aspirations and potential being realized to benefit all New Zealanders long term too].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 26.2.12~
“There is no alleviation for the sufferings of mankind except veracity of thought and of action, and the resolute facing of the world as it is when the garment of make-believe by which pious hands have hidden its uglier features is stripped off.”-Thomas Henry Huxley
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 24.2.12~
Be wisely brave. Say yes.
She is one of the few faces in New Zealand that has the ability to combine the spirit of community with her unique brand of compassion and Kiwi empathy.
Flipping through the local paper, I couldn’t help but notice that Petra Bagust, a TV star and humanitarian mom sharing the joys of holidays with the family.
Guest Spotlight Blog Commentary today, Petra shares:
The best holiday I’ve ever had was …
This past summer on a camping adventure with my extended family. It was like being a child again, swimming before breakfast, solar showers and toasting marshmallows around a campfire – heaven.
And the worst was …
When six of us hired a yacht in the Greek Isles but didn’t want to moor at busy ports. Our Greek captain started ranting and raving. We “abandoned ship” by kayak, rowboat or swimming, and I swam back to the boat and started peace talks …
With endless time and money I’m off to …
Great Barrier Island for six weeks, followed by trekking in Morocco and Turkey. A stop-off in Spain wouldn’t be out of the question on the way home.
The best travel advice I have is …
Be wisely brave. Take a “yes” mindset with you. Some of my favourite holiday memories were made by meeting locals and trying something new.
I never leave home without …
My husband. He’s adventurous, his sense of direction is impeccable and I like his humour.
Petra Bagust is the co-presenter of Breakfast, TV One, weekdays from 6am.
–Anyone who can rise and shine at 4 be ”on” on the TV at 6 and still look like a million squillion bucks for a nation morning-by-morning, is well worthy of having their opinions printed twice, I reckon!
Or in other words, as you would say in Hollywoood “Petra gives good face” and with her mega-sexy accent Petra is ”good at the blah blah” too.
As first printed in the New Zealand Herald.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 14.2.12~
He’s sombre prophet, mordant wisecracker, repentant cad, writes Dorian Lynskey of Leonard Cohen‘s unique place in hearts as an artist.
Leonard Cohen says “All I’ve got to put in a song is my own experience.”
The Maestro is back with a great new album, Old Ideas – and more wit and wisdom.
To read more, check Lynskey’s feature here.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.1.12~
Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 14.1.12~
A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and the souls of its people.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 8.1.12~