February, 2018 | Biz Info - Part 2

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Celine Dion – My Heart will Go On

This coming Valentine’s day, check out the romantic song by Celine Dion and movie of The Titanic of 2 lovers in love with each other. Regardless of the sad ending as you know the Titanic sank, with its port of berth from Southampton, where second sister is staying, it shows 2 young lovers enjoying each other’s company despite the differences, rants and eventual reconciliation. It is a touching story and I saw this movie twice in Singapore while living there. Now a special friend introduced this movie to me again and it reminds me of my youth and not to waste it away by being in a complicated relationship that sees no future.

That is why it is better to live your Dream, than to get hired and live other people’s Dream! You will be your own boss and no one can dictate his terms and conditions and be working at odd hours most of the time. I would love to go on a cruise or a holiday somewhere in Asia with someone special.

It is not easy going for holidays with a very hot tempered traveling companion, where you have to foot most of the bill. I did enjoy myself overseas, but it would have been better to spend it with someone special especially this coming Valentine’s day in 1 week’s time. Treasure your friendship and don’t shoot down every sentence one says. It takes two to tango, one leading while the other following. Just like it takes 2 hands to clap.

The Greatest Showman

P. T. Barnum and his father, Philo, a tailor, work for the Hallett family, and he becomes infatuated with their daughter Charity. Though Charity is being sent to finishing school, Barnum reassures her they will not be separated. The two keep in touch through letters until they meet again in adulthood (“A Million Dreams”), eventually marrying and raising two daughters in New York City (“A Million Dreams (Reprise)”). They live a humble life; though Charity is happy, Barnum dreams of more.

Barnum loses his job as a clerk at a shipping company after the company goes bankrupt. Taking a risky bet, he takes out a large loan from a bank, deceiving the bank into accepting his former employer’s lost ships as collateral. He uses this loan to buy Barnum’s American Museum in downtown Manhattan, an attraction showcasing various wax models. Initially, sales are slow; on the suggestion of his children to showcase something “alive”, he searches for “freaks” to serve as performers for his museum (“Come Alive”). This attracts a large audience, despite protests and poor reviews, prompting Barnum to rename his venture “Barnum’s Circus”.

Searching for ways to further his reputation amongst the upper class, he meets playwright Phillip Carlyle and convinces him to join his venture (“The Other Side”). Carlyle is enchanted with Anne Wheeler, an African-American trapeze artist, but he hides his feelings. During a trip Carlyle arranged for Barnum and his troupe to meet Queen Victoria, Barnum meets Jenny Lind, a famed Swedish singer, whom he convinces to perform in America, with him serving as her manager. Lind’s first American performance is a rousing success (“Never Enough”). While Barnum gains favor with the aristocratic patrons, he begins to distance himself from his original troupe, refusing to socialize with them. Dejected, they decide to stand against their local harassers (“This Is Me”).

Carlyle and Wheeler attend the theatre together one night, only to run into Carlyle’s parents, who insult Wheeler’s lowly status, causing her to leave. Carlyle chases her, trying to convince her that they can be together, but she rejects him despite her feelings towards him (“Rewrite the Stars”). As Barnum takes Lind on a U.S. tour, Charity feels isolated from her husband as she stays home with their children (“Tightrope”). While on tour, Lind begins falling in love with Barnum, but when he refuses her advances, she calls off the tour and kisses him at the end of her last show, which is photographed by the press (“Never Enough” reprise). Barnum returns home to find his circus on fire, caused by a fight between the protesters and the troupe. Carlyle, who had tried to save Anne not knowing she had already escaped, is rescued amid the chaos by Barnum but suffers severe burns. Most of the sets and props are destroyed. Word of Lind’s cancellation and Barnum’s public intimacy also reaches New York, resulting in his mansion being foreclosed upon and Charity taking their daughters back to her parents’ home.

Depressed, Barnum starts drinking at a pub. His troupe find him there and persuade him to rebuild the circus; Barnum has an epiphany that causes him to realize the circus was for his friends and family rather than for himself (“From Now On”). Meanwhile, the injured Carlyle wakes in a hospital with Wheeler by his side and they share an intimate moment together.

Barnum leaves and finds his estranged wife, and they decide to mend their relationship. Faced with the financial difficulty of rebuilding the circus, the recovering Carlyle steps in, offering to use his earnings from his share of the circus’s profits to rebuild it under the condition of becoming partners, which Barnum happily accepts. As rebuilding the circus in its original location would be too expensive, Barnum rebuilds it as an open-air tent circus by the docks. The new, revamped circus is a huge success; Barnum gives full control of the show to Carlyle and retires to focus on his family (“The Greatest Show”).

King Kong Marketing Reviews

I visited dad yesterday in hospital and he has 3 specialists attending to him; his cardiologist, neurologist and neurosurgeon. Dad apparently feels pampered by such attention, especially from his 2 younger daughters with the second one who flew all the way from United Kingdom to take care of dad. Even as I update this blog post after I trundled out of bed, I started working before breakfast later on.

As I surfed around the internet, I came across king kong marketing reviews, where you can click on the link to find out more information. King Kong Marketing is an Aussie company based Down Under and helmed by Sabri Suby who has scaled the SME to greater heights of success. There are nothing but just positive reviews of working here from your home base by the computer and employees are happy being well remunerated.

More importantly, clients are happy with concrete results of scaling their business to higher prosperity and visitors who turn to customers. I know a lot of work is involved and Rome was not built in a day!

One Tip – Never Gamble

If there is one advice to give, it is to never gamble! Gambling will bring about poverty in due time when one is addicted to it! There is no end to gambling once a person is addicted. Take my late uncle for instance. He plays 4D and other what-nots by gambling and in the end he had to sell his house to settle his mounting debts. Finally he had to rent a small apartment to stay from a single-storey detached house with garden and rambutan tree with pomelo tree. Another instance was right in my house! My departed granny was a habitual gambler and apparently took jewelry from the house including my gold watch to pawn and get some cash just to gamble! You know the final results! She lost everything! Whatever is of value will go missing in the house. Hence, learn from other people’s lessons of losing hard-earned money by gambling to lose it all instantly.

The Lovely Shop 123

I woke up early this morning to work on my ecommerce site using Shopify and added new items. It is a steep learning curve, but then you will save much from hiring a designer or programmer to do it. Then it was napping time before breakfast of Nestle Omega-3 glass of milk and I headed back to work. Did an invoice and was puzzled why the printing seems truncated. I had a scare and assumed it was virus as recently there was peer-to-peer connection. Anyway, cut the long story short, it was out of black ink and I changed the cartridge and everything went well again!

I was also trolling the internet when I came across The Lovely Shop 123, where you can click on the link to do online shopping. Valentine’s day is coming and it is time to get your special someone something sexy like lingerie for lovers, spouses, couples, etc.

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