Sunday, July 31, 2016

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One & Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Script): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production - Rowling, J.K.; Thorne, Jack; Tiffany, John

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One & Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Script): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production - Rowling, J.K.; Thorne, Jack; Tiffany, John

Support independent publishing: buy this book on Lulu.It finally arrived:



About the Author

J.K. Rowling is the author of the seven Harry Potter novels, which have sold over 450 million copies and have been translated into 79 languages, and three companion books originally published for charity. She is also the author of The Casual Vacancy, a novel for adults published in 2012, and, under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith, is the author of the Cormoran Strike crime series. J.K. Rowling is making her screenwriting debut and is a producer on the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a further extension of the Wizarding World, due for release in November 2016.

Jack Thorne writes for theatre, film, television and radio. His theatre credits include Hope and Let The Right One In, both directed by John Tiffany, The Solid Life of Sugarwater for the Graeae Theatre Company, Bunny for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Stacy for the Trafalgar Studios, 2nd May 1997 and When You Cure Me for the Bush. His adaptations include The Physicists for the Donmar Warehouse and Stuart: A Life Backwards for Hightide. On film his credits include War Book, A Long Way Down and The Scouting Book for Boys. For television his credits include The Last Panthers, Don’t Take My Baby, This Is England, The Fades, Glue and Cast-Offs and the upcoming National Treasure. In 2012 he won BAFTAs for best series (The Fades) and best serial (This Is England 88).

John Tiffany directed Once for which he was the recipient of multiple awards both in the West End and on Broadway. As Associate Director of the Royal Court, his work includes The Twits, Hope and The Pass. He was the director of Let The Right One In for the National Theatre of Scotland, which transferred to the Royal Court, West End and St. Ann’s Warehouse. His other work for the National Theatre of Scotland includes Macbeth (also Broadway), Enquirer, The Missing, Peter Pan, The House of Bernarda Alba, Transform Caithness: Hunter, Be Near Me, Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us, The Bacchae, Black Watch, for which he won the Olivier and Critics’ Circle Best Director Awards, Elizabeth Gordon Quinn and Home: Glasgow. Other recent credits include The Glass Menagerie at A.R.T. and on Broadway and The Ambassador at BAM. Tiffany was Associate Director of the National Theatre of Scotland from 2005 to 2012, and was a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University in the 2010-2011 academic year.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Candidate's Speech Entrepreneurial yet Clueless on Foreign Policy and Statesmanship

Support independent publishing: buy this book on Lulu.I'm working on my computer overwhelmed by this candidate's acceptance speech which caught my attention for a few minutes to pause and listen.

Listening through, I remember when I hit 21 years old successful transform a start-up 2 years of ago to US$500,000 which back then was a lot of equity and stability for a micro cottage enterprise. I started with this as this was the arena how I got started to be a presidential appointee for the Youth and Young Entrepreneurs then. 

When I started that new role,  I have all these entrepreneurial ideals that I've tested in being successful as an entrepreneur. This speech tonight reminded me of this idealistic ideals I did have to start then especially when I entered the foreign affairs relationship as APEC Youth Representative and co-chair of then APEC Young Entrepreneurs Assn. 

During those years, I've to admit although some of my entrepreneurial skills and ideals were really essential I also learned a lot of what race, culture, foreign policy/relations as it relates to trade policies and governance. Likewise, I got a more better understanding why politicians have these so called platforms as when I started of course I just associated them with corruptions, dynasties and the like.

As I hear this speech tonight, my biggest concern as a struggling small independent business thinking back to my days and exposure to foreign policy is we cannot afford an individual that will be in the learning process and curve like me.

This country's liberal and urgent problems needs an experience statesman as we cannot afford for that person go through a training process. Of course, I don't mean to state that the other candidate my be the ideal person neither had we heard that other candidate's speech and platform.

Criticizing the starting from the the present policies does not give the message of what this candidate indeed brings to the table. However, I may be wrong just because I compared what I'm hearing to my personal experiences.

All I can say, let's hear what is there for the independent small businesses?

A Higher Loyalty, Views, Perspectives

I Was a Top Clinton Aide. Here’s What I Think About Comey’s Book. - POLITICO an article I just read talks about another different perspectiv...