Why Sears Bankruptcy Is Breaking My Heart

There was once a time when the majority of people actually went to places to shop. And, one of those places was Sears. I remember the good ‘ole days and I’m not even old. I loved that personal experience where I can actually shop for everything. And, that peace of mind to get my watch fixed when it needs fixing. It is something that online shopping can never ever compensate for.

Or even simply being a bystander watching a dad buy his son a suit for prom. And, to watch that kid hug his father for helping him pick the perfect suit for a date.

And, these were fond memories I had at Sears.

It is that personal experience that can not be replaced.

It is so heartbreaking that it has now gotten to a point of no return. Sears has announced that it has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.

I do hope that there is a miracle out there to save this company. For it to go all the way down would be a lost part of American identity, a part of American culture for 125 years. I would hate for it to fold.

There are other stores like Sears. But, the thing is: they are not Sears.

 

 

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Finding It Hard To Balance

 

I moved my blog to WordPress in hopes of writing more blog entries. I was able to do so at first, but I then found myself ignoring it once again. Unintentionally, of course. I have been so busy juggling all these other things that when I do think about writing what is on my mind, I am too tired to do so.

Balancing writing and other things proved to be tougher than I had expected. I guess. I do have multiple interests such as learning how to speak Spanish. This is, of course, by choice. No one is making me do it. I would love to travel a lot in the future and many of those places I want to travel to happen to be Spanish speaking countries.

I am still working on my Romance novel. I haven’t made much progress with it, having written only 5 pages in the last week. I have been experimenting with a different approach to writing. As to how successful it would become, well, only the future can foretell.

Have a great day to all.

Crazy Rich Asians, a surprise hit?

I must say that indeed I am surprised of the recent success of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’. Normally, a movie with a majority Asian cast doesn’t do well. Or, some might say that there hasn’t been that many to begin with. The last movie I can recall with a majority Asian cast was ‘Joy Luck Club’ from so long ago. I was just a little boy back then. Yup, that long ago.

Based on a bestselling novel by Kevin Kwan, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’, even so exceeded my expectations. Perhaps, Hollywood truly is really to embrace minority films. But, only the future can tell.

I guess you really can’t predict success in the film industry.

Many loved the movie so I must acknowledge the great job the producers have done to make this film a success.

 


 

The Science-Fiction Experiment

I guess it can be concluded that keeping up with a blog can be challenging at times. I do, in my mind, sometimes just forget about blogging. It’s not that easy keeping up with the times. Working and writing is strenuous and I find myself just napping after a long day at work. I forget about blogging.

I have, however, been doing some writing. I decided to adopt writing a story all in pen and paper to get back to my roots. My writing career has gotten a bit stagnant and I must re-evaluate my approach to writing in order to have more a sustainable writing career.

I am trying a stint in Science-Fiction. I actually had the idea for the story a long time ago. I never attempted the unfamiliar genre(at least to me) because of my fear of crossing over to a different genre. But, right now, I will be ready to go for it. Why not?

I must really catch up with some Science-Fiction books, but movie-wise, my favorite Sci-Fi film is “The Fifth Element”…..

Dear Readers

Things are getting better and I have started to write once again in very short stints.

Thank you all for your support.

I have been doing way too much thinking lately. And, I must say that I am very grateful for having such great friends who had been there to tell me, “Hiya, everything will be alright.”

Those words, I know, we can all tell ourselves, but hearing it from good friends, it just has a much different vibe. It becomes heart-warming and filled with love. And, with that, it fills this writer’s heart with all the joy in the world.

Humbly yours,

Russell Pennwright

Tag

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With nothing to do after a hard day, I went out to watch a movie, “TAG”, a film based on a true story. I thought it was going to be some lackluster film with wannabee funny guys, but it turns out that I really enjoyed the film. Some of the actors did look familiar, but some of them didn’t quite ring a bell in my mind.

Although I could totally understand if some people might think this is a superficial film, but it is overall a feel good movie about friendship. And, who wouldn’t enjoy a movie about real friendship?

We are not talking about “Goonies” in which a group of friends go on an adventure. This is deeper than that. It actually makes sense for a couple of friends to play this game. But, probably not to this extreme…..

Which reminds me. This makes me want to watch “Goonies” again.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

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The movie far exceeded my expectations. I will definitely watch it for the second time to get a second view on it. It was different from all Jurassic movies in a sense because it beckons the questions of animal rights. This has been an issue for as long as history has been written itself. When you watch the movie, (I don’t want to spoil it for people who haven’t seen the movie), you will indeed get a glimpse of the issue exploited in the film.

For those who haven’t seen the movie, enjoy. For those you have seen the movie, it would be interesting to know your thoughts.

Another Day

The writer

I haven’t had much presence here as I did in the past. I have been writing  most of the time, trying to finish another novel before the year ends. The novel tests my knowledge of what I know about economics and somewhere in between, as I strive to sway away from the action genre to more emotional-based stories that people correlate with.

I haven’t even really tried to market my novelette, “Peter’s Will”, as much as I wanted to. I forget to advertise and stuff like that. I really should be getting my things together. But, I get so in-tuned with what I am writing that I just forget to do anything else.

On my free time, I do listen to music: