Photography Challenge: Week One

Let’s travel back in time to the age before the internet when singles adverts were placed in newspapers. Like Tinder but without pictures. How would you describe yourself? It was by asking myself this question that I came up with the idea to do a panorama of my room. To accomplish this, multiple photographs had to be taken and merged in editing. And my dogs had to stay still.

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Fantastic Beasts: A Series in Five Acts (Potentially)

If Act One of the Five Act Structure is essentially the exposition, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” nails it. This brings us to Act Two, or, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”. Often referred to as the “Rising Action”, Act Two is where the stakes are raised. With the audience now thoroughly immersed in this period of history within the Wizarding World, the plot begins to build up some momentum.

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Why I Will Always Cheer For Hawai'i

The University of Hawai’i was my first choice school. It was the only college outside of the Marianas that had Chamorro language courses, it offered multiple majors I was interested, and with the Western Undergraduate Exchange at the time, I wouldn’t cost as much as some other “out of state” schools might have. I have family members that live on Oahu and really, who wouldn’t want to go to school in paradise if they could?

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22 July: After the Action

Directed by Paul Greengrass (“Captain Phillips”, “United 93”), “22 July” recounts the 2011 terror attacks in Norway which left 77 dead, hundreds injured, and an entire nation devastated.

I have watched it half a dozen times.

Let’s get this straight: this film is by no means easy to watch. It is heartbreaking, to say the least, and will undoubtedly anger a number of viewers given the true story subject matter and the current political climate of the world. But that’s exactly why you should watch it.

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