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Friday, May 29, 2015

Tomorrowland: This one's for the dreamers

I saw this film as a going away gift from my friends in South Korea. 
It was the perfect story to encounter before I start a new chapter. 

Tomorrowland is one of my favorite areas of Disneyland. Space Mountain is my favorite ride, and the entire premise of the "great big beautiful tomorrow" is very inspirational. 
The main characters are well rounded and easy to relate to. The action was a bit too much at times ( a lot of trippy camera effects) but it was an exciting ride. The Walt Disney World and Star Wars cameos, along with other SciFi flicks were an added bonus to the nostalgic and futuristic atmosphere of Tommorowland itself.  
It would be difficult to describe the story of this film without giving spoilers, so instead, I will share my favorite quote (and an old Cherokee saying). 
"There are two wolves who are always fighting. One is darkness and despair. The other is light and hope. Which wolf wins? The one you feed." 
This quote, this message, is the core of the film Tomorrowland. And it is beautiful. The power of positive thinking can do amazing things. Positivity creates confidence, and confidence creates motivation. 
This is the life of an artist, engineer, writer and just about anyone who has dreams. 
I would say that this is the most inspirational Disney film that I've seen in a long time. And it's perfect for the new generations, going out into the world, whether from High School or College. 
With that said, Tomorrowland goes deep into a dark theme than you would expect in a Disney film, but there is a reason for it, and once the story comes together by the end of the film, it all makes sense. 
The film Tomorrowland asks a question of its audience, and it is up to us to provide the answer. There are so many ways to contribute and create an amazing future, as long as we believe that it is possible.
 This going to sound cheesy but: if you have given up on anything, watch this movie. If you've encountered failure recently, watch this movie. It is a creative and bold kick in the pants. I ate it up like a chocolate eclaire. 
5 out of 5 pin invitations. 

Sunday, May 24, 2015


its okay to unwind. 
To stop the worries and doubt,
take a breath and
tune it all out.
Listen to the music
that moves your heart.
To quiet the mind,
trust the soul. 
When you are
lost among
confusion and fear,
focus on the now
right here. 

Saturday, May 23, 2015


Attention all fellow S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Agents: 
Due to the secrecy and limited time frame of this assignment, it has been confirmed that I can share my test results to bring more information to the public about the S.T.A.T.I.O.N. project in Itaewon, South Korea. 
Thanks to special technology aquired during this mission, this blog is untraceable on H.Y.D.R.A's search engines, and it is Phil Coulson approved. 
S.T.A.T.I.O.N. stands for Scientific Training And Tactical Intelligence Operative Network. 
Thanks to the brillance of Dr. Helen Cho, with cooperation of S.H.I.E.L.D. the S.T.A.T.I.O.N. project was created to give the public more information on the world we live in, and to conduct research to help the Avengers protect the world. 
This process was an intense and exciting experience, but there are a lot of details you must know before you can participate. 
First: This project takes place at many different locations. 
My location was Yongsan-gu the War Memorial of Korea in Itaewon. 
Upon your arrival, you must purchase a ticket- S.T.A.T.I.O.N. wants this to seem like an exhibit instead of top secret research. 
When you arrive, you are given a touch screen watch to record your progress. The watch is a device to store information and take the test after your research. 

Each watch has a code that reacts to specific areas to record your progress. 
Once you recieve your device, S.T.A.T.I.O.N. will decide if you are eligible for the project. 
Your first test is an ultimate scan, where four powerful S.H.I.E.L.D. scanners will check you for weapons, and any other threatening objects. 
If you pass, you are shown important Avengers footage and you are given your assignment by Dr. Cho's assistant. 
 After a brief introductory video, you are brought into the science labs where the Avengers are explained in detail. Your first assignment is to learn about Captain America. 
My watch showed me this screen when I was given my assignment, and a survey to discover how much I knew about the man behind the shield. 
Captain America had humble beginings as Steve Rodgers, but he used his ambition and ability to emphathise with others to become the great hero he is today. 
He also worked with the incredible Peggy Carter, also known as Agent Carter: founder of S.H.I.E.L.D. 
We learned much of Steve Rodger's bravery, sacrifice and rejuvenation. 
Captain America is my favorite Avenger, so I took a picture for personal reasons. Steve Rodgers is an inspiration to all heroes. 
The lab made a replica of Captain America's shield for research purposes. 
Across from Cap's information display was information on Hawkeye: 
and Black Widow: 
Replicas of their current weapons were also on display: 
After recording the information, it was time to start our first test. The average human strength compared to Captain America's. 
The machines we used for this research, were made by Stark Industries. 
My results were better than I expected:
But my strength is nothing compared to Captain America's. 
After we finished the tests, we moved on to an important item- the very serum that made Steve Rodgers a super soldier. 
Our next test involved experimentation in the Bio lab, monitoring the Hulk's mannerisms. 
We did many tests on what makes the Hulk's brain different from the average human: 
We studied the Hulk's behavior patterns by learning more about the function of the brain. 

I suspect this is useful to better improve the lullaby that Tony Stark created for Bruce Banner. 
After recording our results, we had an interesting test to perform, to prove our resistance to the power of the Tesseract. 
This was a dangerous test that risked Gamma Radiation, but I decided it was worth the risk. 
This experiment was carefully monitored, and the Tesseract was placed in a device to protect us from its power. 
There were safety procedures for those that were worried. 
You simply placed your hand on the touch screen, and the Tesseract acted according to your ability to withstand the object's power. 
 It was a little blinding. 
The screen behind the Tesseract recorded your ability to encounter different waves. 
After the Tesseract, we were given detailed information for Thor, god of thunder and protector of Earth from the cosmos. 
There was much to learn. 
Thor's mythical and almost unbelievable explanations of Asgard were backed up by Jane Foster's research. 
There were also maps of the galaxy, provided by N.A.S.A.
Using the constellations as a guide, it was interesting to see just where Asgard actually was in the universe. 
I decided to take a cosmic selfie :) 
Across from the information center were replicas of the alien relics that the Avengers have dealt with so far. 
They even had a preserved alien body: 
The next and final test was next to an imformative and flashy display of Iron Man's suit. 
This information was mostly about the armor, the creation of J.A.R.V.I.S. and the important Hulk- inspired Exosuit. 
There were stations to test out your skills using the suit like Iron Man. 
Next to that was an opportunity to create a new element, much like Tony Stark did when he made his second suit. 

The generator was also provided by Stark Industries. 

Next to the generator were Iron Man's many suit designs: 
There were many different prototypes: 
The last info station was a brief description of The Vision. 
The Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D. do not know much information about this new Avenger. 
These are my final results, and my official ID. I'm am pleased to announce that my research was a success, and I passed the test! 
I may yet work with S.T.A.T.I.O.N. again soon. But I may not be able to talk about it. 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Happy 60th Anniversary Disneyland!

"To all that come to this happy place: welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America... with hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world." - Walt Disney 

Disneyland will always hold a special place in my heart. 
My first job was working for Walt Disney World, and I can honestly say that that experience changed my life! Disney movies and characters have always inspired me. The overall themes of bravery, hope, love and courage have inspired me through writing, and in moments of every day life. 
I worked for Disneyland, and I miss it. The creative and happy environment, the imagination and diversity of the parks, and the incredible people who made it all happen helped me find my purpose. At Disneyland, I felt at home, and I loved making magical moments on a daily basis. 
I gave free ice-cream to newly weds. I handed out disney pins to princesses and pirates. I helped a little girl see Cinderella, during one of the few last weeks of her life. These are memories that I will treasure. 
I enjoyed working there, and I will carry on Walt's legacy once again, in the form of writing. 
Walt Disney is one of my role models, and his story from a dreamer to a sucessful artist is a powerful one.  
My dream is to be a story writer, inspiring others to face their fears, conquer their challenges, and to enjoy every page of their story. But I didn't gain the courage, or the motivation to do so until I worked for Disney, and I discovered all that I was capable of. 
Disneyland truly is a magical place, and I believe that my purpose is to spread that hope and joy to others. 
Thank you Walt Disney, for going after your dreams, and creating the happiest place on Earth. 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Power of Choices

Choices, especially difficult ones often seem to be daunting and stressful. Especially when we put them in a certain perspective. Because I am going through a difficult choice, I have been doing research on what would be the best outcome, and the best decision.
But sometimes, there is no better outcome or even the correct decision. It's just a fork in the road, and you can either go left or right.
Regardless of which direction you choose, the pressure is on. Did I make the right choice? Is life choosing for me? Fear of choices and change can often seem like a huge burden, but it can also be a valuable gift.
By facing a crossroads, you are at one of the most powerful points in your life. You decide where to go, what to do, who to be. No one can make this decision for you, which is why a hard choice is a valuable challenge in your life.
It is an opportunity to create who you are. It is a moment in your life where you can discover your values, your priorities and decide what kind of person you want to be.
Often when faced with hard choices, it is tempting to take the easy way. Maybe it's the one everyone wants you to take, or the one with the most financial comfort. But when faced with hard choices, it is  important to ask: Who am I? What do I stand for? What do I want?
And it is these questions that help you write your own story. It is these questions that allow you to create your purpose and motivation for your life journey.
During hard choices, we create our own destiny. And that is scary, because all of a sudden, we are in a position where we must decide for ourselves. But this scary situation is an opportunity to discover who we truly are and create who we want to be.