The Problem With Sony’s Decision With “The Interview”

This week, Sony Pictures decided to not release the film “The Interview,” which stars James Franco and Seth Rogan. The release of the film, which is about the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was shut down due to threats from a group of North Korean terrorists who threatened to attack movie theaters that showed the film.

Many people are criticizing Sony for the move, including President Obama. Critics are saying that Sony lets the terrorist win if threats alone can get them to change course.

I have an even stronger opinion about what transpired. Continue reading The Problem With Sony’s Decision With “The Interview”

Life As an Illegal Migrant Worker

I was in my home country, fresh off of college graduation. I was wide-eyed and ready to go. I moved around within the country, trying to find work. It wasn’t going well. I was spending time on my cousin’s couch and then, later, at my aunt’s house in her spare room. I was desperately looking for work. I was willing to accept any position that came to me. I was applying everywhere. The problem with having a degree and applying for a low skill job is that they know you will not be a long-term employee. So, in turn, I wasn’t hiring material to low-level positions. Also, I did not have as much experience as other people who were out of work and applying for the same positions I was applying for.

You see, in my country, in 2010, there was an economic free-fall. We were involved in two wars. The markets had crashed. Unemployment skyrocketed. Fuel prices were driving up the cost of living and I was getting desperate. So, I began to look outside of my country. It didn’t take long to see greener pastures in a foreign land. The opportunities seemed bountiful. I was sold. Continue reading Life As an Illegal Migrant Worker

Let Them Think You’re a Secret Agent!

I was in South Korea, not long after, Kim Jong Il Dies.

I was in South America, while I’m there, Hugo Chavez bites the dust.

Coincidence?

Some people don’t think so.

That’s part of the fun of being all over the world. Things happen that are newsworthy and people automatically wonder if you are involved.

This is also comical when a natural disaster hits in the general vicinity of the hemisphere that you’re on and everyone and their mother, especially your mother, checks to see if you’re OK. Continue reading Let Them Think You’re a Secret Agent!