Star Wars: The Force Awakens Vanity Fair Cover

It has been a year since the last Star Wars day and J.J. Abram’s Star Wars reboot has produced 2 trailers and a Vanity Fair cover. So far, everything looks very good and one can sense that the filmmaker is slowly teasing us with details that will lead up to a Force frenzied December ahead of its release date this Christmas. In the meantime, we can only stare at Annie Leibovitz’s on location photos and continue to guess what awaits us in that far, far away galaxy.

Reflections

Three men, with burning questions in their hearts, traversed a great long distance to see a great wise teacher. When they reached the place and found the teacher, each ran up to him and told him what was on their minds.

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Seiko 5

In 1963, barely 20 years after the surrender of the Japanese in World War II, the K. Hattori & Co., Ltd. released an iconic watch that was way ahead of its time.

The watch was the Seiko Sportsmatic 5 and it had a movement with an unbreakable mainspring. It was also shock resistant. Until then, this was unheard of outside of Swiss watches. Furthermore, the watch had a water resistant case and a day-date complication. More importantly, it had a reliable and accurate self-winding movement that withstood everyday use.

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Faux Pas

The internal conflict between the professional and the ulama factions in PAS has threatened to break the party apart. While the internal struggle has been going on for a while, it wasn’t until the current Selangor Menteri Besar fiasco that it has made its way into broad national discourse- no doubt added by an ever willing mass media to showcase the “bad” side of the opposition. Will PR, as we know in its current shape and form, survive this?

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Apple September 2014 Event Keynote

It is really weird that Apple’s announcements are always called keynotes. I remembered times when a keynote meant the most important speech that always underscores the theme of an event. It is supposed to precede an event. Apple’s Special September Event is just that– an event where the only thing happening was the keynote.

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Laziness

Tun Dr. Mahathir defended the remarks he made recently regarding laziness and how it plagues a particular race in Malaysia. When, oh when, can we talk about issues in Malaysia without bringing in race?

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