Light ‘er Up!

Every year there seems to be a new one that crops up, and while I don’t know anything more about them, I think it would be awesome to bring fun into the holiday season with a spectacle like this. In my case, I’ll wait a while before I jump on this band wagon as I don’t know what I’d do with all of those lights in the off season, and plus, I wouldn’t know the first thing about coordinating such an amazing display. Wowzas!


It has somehow turned to August, and I realize that this blog has fallen woefully out of date. Fortunately, this month has brought me renewed energy towards thinking about dreams once again. As I’ve mentioned before, some of these are must do, while others are simply ‘wow, glad it’s out there’… This one sort of falls between those two markers. I think the idea is simply amazing, and while I’ve thought of the relaxing in-home cinema, I’ve never thought to make it happen with this extravagance. Well done, Hong Kong.

Originally, I found this on; it linked out to a foreign website in Thai (according to Google Translate) so some of my renditions of text might be askew and grammatically sucky.

Here’s what their website had to say:

Cinemas VIP Medium 3 with the privacy and comfort of the audience, elegant luxury, with the ticket separately from the front entrance and lounge chairs are divided into three 3-style include:

Ultra Romance. (with curtains for The sweet and sweet is better)

Ultra Sweet. (nestling close for couples)

Ultra Paradise. (as if sitting on the beach), there is room for watching movies. This will enable you to relax with sofas, soft drinks and snacks.

Pretty good idea if you ask me. Amazing movies, 3D with great digital screens. Wonderful (and comfortable) seating arrangements. Snuggling with the wife while watching a flick? How much better could it get!? Oh, yeah, that’s right, they have waitstaff. So cool.

Check out some images…

TED Talks

When I think about what “exciting” things I’d like to do in my life, I think of movements that I’d like to be a part of, even if only peripherally. TED Talks are just one of these venues.

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, but since it’s inception seems to have ballooned to all manners of topics that engage the heart as well as the scientific minded towards the improvement of the human experience. So, simply put, I want to be a part of the proceedings.

I don’t require that I contribute to the body of knowledge presented on the stage at some of the talks, but I think it would be a great experience to be able to watch along, engage in conversations geared towards the pursuit of improvement and development. I see myself as someone who can be in the room primarily driven by a state of awe and appreciation for what these great minds contribute to, and further, command my presence by knowing that I have the “horses in the barn” to put my money where my mouth (and heart is).

As I think back, I don’t know that I ever had an overarching goal of being a This or a That, but instead, I’ve had a goal to want to enable and encourage other goals had by great minds. Maybe someday my Eureka idea and pursuit will come. Until then, I want to be a silent supporter of good and meaningful causes.