Auckland Lockdown Part Two

Since the 12th of August, Auckland is back at Alert 3 and back in lockdown. Sadly, there are now community transmissions and everyone is concerned again about COVID-19. Good thing we were able to take advantage of the previous weeks and we were able to go eat at our favorite restaurants and were able to even go to Christchurch to attend a wedding. All of that are gone again. Due to the negligence of a few, many are affected again.

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Star Wars Day Episode II

Episode III

2002 was the year. The movie — Episode II Attack of the Clones. And things are all good again in the galaxy. I enjoyed Episode II! With exciting space battles, a plot that was going along fine and best of all, less of that annoying Gungan. Just one thing that perplexed me, though. How did Anakin grow up so fast? In Episode I, he was still a kid and Amidala was in her teens. Now in Episode II they were both in their teens. How? Midi-chlorians gave him a growth spurt perhaps?

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Star Wars Day Episode I

Episode V

Love and hate. That sums up my relationship with Star Wars. I have loved the original trilogy since I was a kid. It was 1980 and I remember me and my Dad watching Empire Strikes Back on the big screen. I was amazed. I was enthralled. I didn’t take any bathroom breaks. I was equally shocked and confused when Darth Vader said that he was Luke’s father. How can that be? But never mind what he said but from that day onwards, Darth Vader has been my favorite villain and I’ve longed to have a lightsaber of my own.

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REVIEW: Knives Out

Being in a lockdown gives me ample opportunities to catch up on movies and shows. Last night, we watched Knives Out. Directed by Rian Johnson (whom Star Wars fans will surely know) with a great ensemble cast that includes Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon and Christopher Plummer.

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Office 365 will be Microsoft 365

For most, this bit of news might just fly under their radar, but for me it’s the end of an era. I’ve been a long-time user of this product, from way back in 1995. It was called Office 95 then. Running on my then brand new Windows 95. It was a game changer for me. I’ve stopped using WordStar once I’ve started using Microsoft Word and I’ve stopped using Lotus 1-2-3 once I’ve started using Microsof Excel. The good old days.

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Lockdown should help us to be more appreciative

How true the old adage that goes, “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone.” This hits hard more so now since we’re in a lockdown. All that we have taken for granted before, we miss so much today. As simple as going out and enjoying the day with friends, we can’t do now. Going to McDonald’s to order a quarter pounder, we can’t do now. Watching movies on the big screen, we can’t do now.

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Wall-E Earth Day Funko Pop!

Ever since watching Wall-E, he has become one of my favorite Disney Pixar characters. Even without much dialog, I really enjoyed this precautionary tale. I can see it coming true nowadays with more and more people being glued to their devices all day. But at its core, it’s a love story between two androids, Wall-E and the aptly-named EVE.

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Missing the cinema

One of the things I miss since the lockdown started is going to the cinema. I’m a big cinephile and I make it a point to watch every big release on the big screen. Since I was a kid, going to the cinema is something I take seriously. When I like the movie, I’m totally glued to the screen. No bathroom breaks and popcorn munching for me. I try to catch each and every dialog for each and every scene. I can only relax after the movie. That’s how serious of a movie watcher I am.

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