Monday, December 6, 2010

Travels by Michael Crichton (A Book Review)

"If you’re a writer, the assimilation of important experiences almost obliges you to write about them. Writing is how you make the experience your own, how you explore what it means to you, how you come to possess it, and ultimately release it.” – Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton, the author of the famous 1993 film “Jurassic Park”, wrote an autobiography of his journey and adventures entitled “Travels”.  Ever since high school, he was a habitual traveler. He had already traveled in different continents when he started medical school in Harvard. His adventures were extreme - he experienced diving with sharks, tracking wild animals in Africa, and trekking across remote places, such as Pakistan.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

What’s on your mind?

Mark Zuckerberg has revolutionized our way of communication. Be it a post-celebration, group discussion, events planning, business dealing or even senseless chat, we often rely on his brainchild social networking site - Facebook.

In this contemporary world, where things are becoming more virtual and people are becoming more techno-savvy, it’s good to know the story behind the creation of Facebook.

Mark Zuckerberg, who is a Harvard undergraduate that time, developed Facebook where everyone can share information and control it securely. It was an exclusive network for the Harvard Community, but later on, the network expanded and conquered other universities, such as Stanford and Yale. Soon, it became a hit across the globe with 500 million active users to date.

Watching the Social Network has made me realize to dream big and to explore every opportunity. I admire Mark, who is of my same age, for being one of the youngest billionaires in the world. He dared to make a difference by creating a company that stands-out from the rest. He bravely faced the lawsuit on alleged stealing of ideas, wherein, the prosecutors were his wealthy Harvard School schoolmates. He even experienced school suspension. He literally “faced” it all.

Yes, he even made few enemies – the tagline of the story. He even had conflict with his close friend, facebook CEO Eduardo Saverin. But in the end, frayed relations were patched-up and lawsuits were settled.

What’s on your mind? As of now….. Dream big.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Nuvali Sta. Rosa

Want to escape from the stressful and bustling life in the city? Try to go south and visit Nuvali at Sta. Rosa, Laguna.