A week has passed and I have nothing to show for it. I didn’t get published even once. That is because I didn’t even write one single article. I told myself that during weekdays I had to work at least on one a day. This last week I only took pictures for two I had in mind but didn’t do any work there after. And it is not like I was out partying. I simply have been sleeping, eating, listening to music, netflix and cuddling with my cat. I left my apartment a couple of times just for food and a couple of beers. I did almost nothing productive. It’s too cold, I’ve been in hibernation mode.
Despite having many ideas, they all seem to come to a halt. Suddenly the whole world revolves around the terrorist attacks in Paris. People are quick to make their opinions and blast them in social media, most posts are about themselves. My favorite status that everyone is sharing lately is asking people why do they care so much about Paris and fail to share or grasp all the horrible occurrences that happen elsewhere in the world on a daily basis. I feel like I need to give them a simple reason why.
Because Westerners (especially middle class) relate to the people in France and not with war-torn nations. I am not saying that I believe that someone’s life is more valuable than another, I am just acknowledging that I can relate to them easier and it makes it much more scary. If you haven’t seen the graphic videos or photos, those were just people my age enjoying a rock concert. No one imagined the horrible shit that happened that night.
Compared the Paris situation to people in the Middle East who live this horror on a daily basis (and a lot of other countries as well). I am not saying just because they are in that shit situation that they should get used to it, but it sure is a different context. The attacks happened in Paris. I have never visited the city, but I imagine is like any other developed city in the world. A safe bubble where horrible shit is not supposed to happen. Of course it is way more relatable and shocking than to find out that some country you never heard off got bombed. Again, not justifying the bombing, just trying to explain why some news matter and others go unseen.
Also, it matters more because I know people from Paris, who have visited Paris and who currently live in Paris. Again, not saying that one life has more value than another, but to my relatable context, I care much more for the city of Paris and the country of France than any other in the Middle East. Not because I care less does it mean that they should bomb it to the ground, I am just more likely to not pay attention.
Anyway, here is Marion Cotillard. I remember seeing her more than twice and couldn’t only find this one set from July 13, 2010. I remember her not being that cool with the paparazzi, that that day, as soon as she got out of the car we started flashing her. Turns out, she checked in with her boyfriend and we had more than 20 minutes to shoot, which was good, cuz most of my flash photos were soft. Here is some frames out of a set of over 200 pictures.
And the obligatory TSA bullshit that no more than 3 oz of liquid can be in the same container. So tiny make-up and creams in a zip-lock and chug your motherfucker water cuz Marion Cotillard might be a terrorist.
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Martin Kove was born on March 6, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York. Strong-featured, narrow-eyed actor who has portrayed a mixed bag of both good guys and bad guys! First turned up on screen in several minor roles, and got himself noticed as the villainous Nero the Hero in the low-budget road race Death Race 2000 (1975), and then as Clem the sadistic rigger, breaking Jan-Michael Vincent‘s ribs in White Line Fever (1975). He cropped up on the television series Cagney & Lacey (1981) as honest Police Detective Isbecki, and then got on the wrong side of rampaging Sylvester Stallone in Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985).
Kove probably scored his greatest visibility to the public (in the hugely successful The Karate Kid (1984) in which he played John Kreese, the head instructor of the Cobra Kai karate school, and he reprised the role in the two sequels, The Karate Kid, Part II (1986) and The Karate Kid, Part III (1989). Kove has since kept consistently busy, primarily in the action-thriller film genre, and has notched up over 80 film appearances to date, as well as numerous television guest roles.
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Before anything in life can ever be accomplished it must first be achieved in your mind. In the following video you are given an excellent example of what it takes to achieve greatness and success. I strongly believe that greatness is in each person but it is up that individual to excel and achieve greatness. A lot of people love to dream and think about what it would be like like to succeed in life, but very very few are willing to sacrifice to reach those dreams.
Will Smith is an excellent example of what drive and determination can accomplish for someone with dreams of success and greatness. While everyone may not have the same level of talent, we all have the ability to work hard each day to make our dreams come true. Hard work will always beat out talent when talent does not work hard enough. It takes motivation and a excitement for living each day in order to have the right mental toughness to ever achieve anything great. It is always interesting to take a closer look at the different celebrities that have achieved the dreams and succeed.
While most of the focus is on the celebrities out doing foolish things, most of them have a unmatched work ethic to get to where they are. Just like the end of this video states, “You don’t set out to build a wall, you have to lay one brick at a time, and you must lay that brick as perfectly as a brick can be laid”. This is something that can be applied to all aspects of life, whether your working out or just cleaning the house. While Will Smith may not be the most talented actor in Hollywood, he is most definitely considered amongst the best and most well known, strongly as a result for a passion and love for what he does.
By simply outworking his competition he is able to make up for any lack of talent or areas he may not be the best at. For some closing thoughts, I just wish that each person would live up to their full potential and don’t let others derail you of your dreams. If you want to succeed or have big dreams, make sure you do everything in your power to reach these goals and know that no matter what gets in your way your going to accomplish them. By waking up each day and living it as it was your last, put in every ounce of your energy to achieve these dreams of greatness.
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