This website is in two even parts. The Hollywood Years & The New Zealand years. To find out more about how and why the site started, read here.
Hot right now is: the art of screenwriters: sort it.
A-Z: take a tour.
In 2012, a list of people and topics that interested us the most as voted by audience were: 50 stars.
screenwriting thoughts: ”i really wanted to capture as much of California & New Zealand as I could. not just in the architecture and landscape, but the spirit… the people.”
~Photo: Google’s graphic. 14th Feb2013, as a reminder that your heart is a wonderland of goodness only you have as a special gift. Yea! Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.2.13~
joy is my double portion.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 14.1.13~
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.1.12~
... You are encircled by the arms of the mystery of God. Love abounds in all things, excels from the depths to beyond the stars (more…)
When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polyneisa Asia-Pacific. 29.12.12~
Here’s a story:
Russian President Vladimir Putin has a new $US25 billion ($24 billion) oil pipeline to the Pacific that underscores the energy power’s gradual shift away from stagnant European markets.
The East Siberia-Pacific Ocean (ESPO) link is also expected to expand sales to the United States and fulfil Putin’s dream of cementing Russia’s place as a dominant force in international crude markets.
Moscow hopes to turn the price of oil transported through ESPO into a benchmark in the Asia-Pacific region that competes with West Texas Intermediate (WTI) – the US oil standard whose price some traders believe is too heavily based on domestic political factors.
But analysts worry that Russia may currently lack enough accessible oil in its underdeveloped East Siberia fields to keep the line fully flowing despite strong demand in China and Japan. (more…)
No good thing has ever been wrought by force ... there is no reason why force should continue to have power over us."
–Te Whiti o Rongomai
[Photo: Ghandi Foundation website].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.12.12~
Some of Hollywood and the USA’s leading entertainers want their home nation to be: more peaceful. less angry. consciously responsible to one another as individuals who live side-by-side in 50 diverse States.
Watch their PSA here.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.12.12~
USA’s Top Ten as SEO ranked via Google for an online audience (not the website’s own stats per se) are:
Cuisine Pic: Kushara & The Top 10 Delicious and Unique Egyptian Foods via Listverse has got my attention today. With Egypt’s 80 million people using up a lot of energy today, I wondered if NZ & the USA should think more about what would could send them in way of ingredients for their future needs. (more…)
"Israel must exercise maximum restraint"
–Ban Ki-moon on Mid-East Peace meekness–BBC News.
Updated: Gaza truce deal agreed.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.11.12~
The poet wants men to live courageously.
—Italian poet Salvatore Quasimodo, Nobel lecture, 1959.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.11.12~
effectiveness means: adjective. adequate to accomplish a purpose; producing the intended or expected result: effective teaching methods; effective steps toward peace. actually in operation or in force; functioning. producing a deep or vivid impression; striking: an effective photograph. well prepared to do a job to a superior strategy that is well thought through.
synonyms: capability, clout, cogency, effect, efficacy, efficiency, force, forcefulness, performance, point, potency, power, punch, strength, success, use, validity, validness, verve, vigor, weight and “focused, sustained accuracy across A-Z of a given mission.” showing restraint in the right places and the efficient use of power in targeted and meaningful ways.” An ability to not be distracted from obtaining a prize sought.
pivotal thought: showing effectiveness in maintaining a high standard of air quality maintenance and sustainable clean energy planning.
~Photo: good.wp. Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.11.12~
You can never go wrong with a good garlic hummus. When I first got to California, Lebanese friends taught me how to make hummus. I made it every week for the next six months.
Here’s a recipe:
Prep Time: 10 minutes. Total Time: 10 minutes.
- 1 can chickpeas/garbanzo beans (15 oz.)
- 2 tablespoons roasted garlic
- 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
Sarah Shahi clocks in at no.50 of the most voted stars of 2012.
Born Aahoo Jahansouz, the actress who plays the character Kate Reed in TV drama Fairly Legal, began life in show biz as an NFL cheerleader athlete for the Dallas Cowboys.
Her father is Abbas Shahi, an Iranian, and her mother Mahmonir is Spanish.
Her father’s family exited their homeland two years before the Iranian Revolution.
Her name, Aahoo (آهو), means gazelle in Persian. This is Beyonce‘s middle name.
From her life we see: a cross-cultural multi-lingual artist who raises her children in English, Farsi (Persian) and Spanish.
She is also an oil activist for the environment, pointing out how Island coastal dwelling people are not safe when oil thirst in the world is so rife.
In November 2012, after two seasons, Shahi’s show Fairly Legal ended. She is now looking for work. Robert Altman discovered her in Texas and said she should move to Hollywood. She is married to actor Steve Howey.
Online she rates steadily as America’s guilty pleasure of sexy homegrown US-fusion.
Similar to Kim Kardashian‘s appeal, Shahi’s bikini pics as an American exotic get her noticed.
What a beautiful person.
Her message of peace and tolerance in the world is empowering for Mid-East women.
Sarah Shahi’s cross-cultural capabilities are outstanding in a very humble way as an entertainer and ambassador of the USA. She is industrious and also a symbol of World Peace and tolerance in the USA. Fascinating.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 18.11.12~
[Bikini Pic - Tumblr Blogging Community]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 18.11.12~
Scot free a kinesthetic dove flies, wings full of light in flight, back to base.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.11.12~
A New Zealand University released a new report titled: Franchising New Zealand 2012 survey.
What the study found is that franchising Kiwi ideas are worth $20b to the New Zealand economy p.a. The study found that 22,400 franchisee businesses operating in the country are employing 101,800. Even more remarkable is that 90% are homegrown franchise brands.
bold means showing a willingness to take risks; confident and courageous.
–In New Zealand in our humble earthy way… that’s always been us. :) (more…)
no words to say. no words to convey, this feeling i have inside for you. deep in my heart...
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 14.10.12~
The pen of Peace is still mightier than the sword, or a lust for oil, immortality or the elusive illusions of "security." We must endeavor to still consciously pursue Peace. As in... one hand on the sword at the ready and the other rebuilding our economies. Stay close. Dare to smile. Express goodness and our light. Always... be who we are... freedom & brave.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 5.10.12~
Philosophy: A palm tree is a symbol of peace. It’s fruit in the Mid-East feed people indiscriminately, providing shade in the harshest of conditions.
As a symbol of Peace in the world, it tots floats my boat.
[Photograph: My Own. Hollywood, California years].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.10.12~