Month: July 2016

Film Review – Star Trek: Beyond (2016)

Originally posted on Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys):
Title – Star Trek: Beyond (2016) Director – Justin Lin (Fast and Furious) Cast – Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella Plot – Captain Kirk (Pine) and the crew of the USS Enterprise run into trouble when they are marooned on a distant planet that is harbouring the human hating Krall (Elba) whose dastardly plan could threaten the lives of millions throughout the expanses of the universe. “Unity is not your strength. It is a weakness” Review by Eddie on 27/07/2016 For a series that was rebooted in such promising fashion with the J.J Abrams directed 2009 film, the freshly polished Star Trek franchise is slowly dying a sad death on the back of Abram’s lacking 2013 sequel Into Darkness and thanks to Justin Lin’s newest addition simply titled Beyond, this wannabe Star Wars competitor needs a mighty warp speed boost with the already announced 4th film to stay relevant and appealing to audiences who won’t likely be…

MVMT Watches: Company Review

Originally posted on Me, Myself and Everything Else:
Happy Wednesday! This week has been something else! I have lots to share soon but until then I wanted to share a company I’ve been loving lately. I also want to mention this is not a sponsored post.? MVMT watches have been getting more and more popular lately and with their?cool crisp style I can see why! The minute I saw them I new I had to have one! I originally snagged one for my boyfriend ?and he loves it as well! After seeing how much he loved his, he surprised me (with my not so subtle hints) with one for Valentine’s Day!? About a month after having my watch I noticed the time kept being off. No matter how many times I reset it or fixed it, I would look down later and it would be off.? I emailed MVMT and within 5 minutes I had a response back from customer service with another way to reset it. I tried, but sadly it didn’t work! So…

I Woke Up 25

Originally posted on Nothing Was Said:
Yesterday morning I woke up 25. Amid the shit-storm that has rained down on me in the past week, I am not surprised that upon waking I managed to get half way through the day without realizing that it was my birthday. The realization finally hit as I wrote the date next to my signature on hospital admission papers for my younger sister. It’s been that sort of week. I am not going to delve into the laundry-list of things that have gone awry in the past few days, because today, the day after I woke up 25, I am in a stellar mood. Today I finally get the keys to my new apartment. Today I get to move in. Today my sister gets out of the hospital. Today I meet with some of my new colleagues in preparation for school next month. Today I’m 25 and 1 day. I always hated it when I was a kid and on your birthday it was funny to ask someone if…

My Crush Is Taken

Originally posted on Brooke Brunson:
Have you ever liked someone and found out that they already have a boyfriend or girlfriend.?  Your dream guy or girl is right there in front of your face, but unfortunately they are already taken. Like most or some of us can relate to, this is basically the story of our life. Coming from someone that has been in the same situation more then once, I can definitely say that it is not a great feeling.  Especially when you know that you’re the perfect person for your crush, but yet they don’t see it.  Though as much as you may like or even love this person, you may have to come to the harsh reality that it’s time to move on.  For most people, moving on is harder said then done especially if you are friends with this person. The thing about being friends with a crush is that you have to ask yourself “What is your true motive”?.  Do you genuinely want to stay or be friends with this person?. Or is it only a…

Airline Review: American Airlines (Regional First)

Originally posted on travelux:
The American Airlines regional First Class is available in several different configurations. This review features the American Airlines Airbus A321 First Class. To be precise, the review features the “normal” Airbus A321 First Class, not the one used on the transcon flights! Yet, the product is absolutely solid! American Airlines regional First Class is without any doubt one of the most comfortable ways to get around in the US. Airplane: Airbus A320 Cabin Class: Economy Daytime: Evening Food: Snack Seat Pitch: 38 Inch (97 Centimeter) Seat Width: 21 Inch (53 Centimeter) After spending some time in the amazing Qantas First Class Lounge Sao Paulo, which I was able to access with a companion due to my oneworld Emerald status, I boarded the American Airlines regional First Class for the first time. The American Airlines regional First Class comes with four seats per row In this airline review I’ll actually feature not only this particular flight from Los Angeles to Dallas, but also the return flight two days later! For what it’s worth, we’ve also…

ColourPop: Jenn Im’s “Jenn Ne Sais Quoi” Collection

Originally posted on Brunch & Gloss:
? So I had heard about the brand ColourPop before and I know it has quite the following online. I’m not usually one for buying cosmetics online because I like to see the quality of the product as well as the actual packaging it comes in. With that being said, so many people rave about Colourpop because of its affordable price point and its high quality. When I saw that one of my favorite Youtubers Jenn Im did a collab with ColourPop, I felt like this would be a good opportunity to give them a try. Jenn’s always been an influencer that I’ve trusted so I went in expecting really good things. So this was obviously my first time ordering from them so I have to touch base on the ordering process. I have to throw it out there that I’m extremely impatient when it comes to online ordering. Amazon Prime has spoiled me! So I was a bit put off by how long my order took to “process”.…

Travel Fail: My Honeymoon Hooker in Oz

Originally posted on CARLVERSUSLIFE.COM:
Sydney proved an amazing starting point for our 2015 honeymoon adventure (after a 4 day stop over in Dubai, of course). We were on the other side of the world and loving life. Four days in and we had ticked all the tourist boxes; beaches, Blue Mountains, kangaroos, koalas, Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, boat trips and of course, Sydney Opera House (see Travel Fail: Sydney Opera House – whoops! Yep, we kinda make a habit of this kinda thing over here). We were Sydney-satisfied and hungry to see more of Australia. It was our last night and we had decided to stay in, pack our bags, order a takeaway and sort ourselves out a hooker for the night. Hold on. Wait. What? Let’s backtrack… We were off to Cairns early the next morning and decided to spend the evening in our hotel room. Time was ticking away and it was fast approaching 10pm before we realised we hadn’t had a bite to eat all evening. We decided to hit up TripAdvisor…

Things I’ve Realized Working at a Front Desk

Originally posted on Me, Myself and Everything Else:
I’ve worked at a front desk for 7 years. SEVEN YEARS. That’s crazy to me! My first job was leasing office space. I loved it! I worked there for 4.5 years and was able to move up and become operations manager. It was such a fun job and I got to meet so many different people and hear about so many different jobs. My second job is the job I have now. I work for an HVAC company and pretty much do all things front desk. Answer phones, customer support, write orders, billing. You know, the norm! In my time doing these jobs I’ve learned some things…and they may not be the things you would think. Enjoy! 1. Your everyone’s sweetheart. I swear I get called more pet names at work then by my boyfriend. At first I thought it was an older guys thing, all the honey’s and sweeties I would get. But now I’ve realized it’s the young guys too. I’ve even been called babe.…

The Groans of a Pregnant Working Mum

Originally posted on MiddleMe:
As I was working on the research of my article “Working and Pregnant at the Same Time”, I interviewed a number of pregnant working women all over the world. I found out that my first article did not bring out their workplace groans as I would love to do hence this article is a representation of their voices. Enjoy! “My boss is extremely supportive and in fact, she and I got pregnant at the same time! But when she cut short her maternity leave to come back to work, she had expressed explicitly that she hoped that I do the same. I didn’t but I felt so guilty when I went back to work.” Alice, 28, Fashion Buyer “I had the most evil boss ever. He made sure I do overtime even he knows I am in my third trimester and I am due in a month. He made me feel guilty for being pregnant. Fortunately for me, when I came back from my maternity leave, he was transferred to another…