Parasite (2019)

Enjoyed this very much. Thematically and stylistically it’s very well made. A story of class told through the eyes of the “have-nots” as they infiltrate the lives of those who have and the ramifications that follow for each.

The movie presents a lens through which to think through the themes of class, affluence, privilege and aspiration — shining a light on issues that for some are a daily reality.

Further reading:

For Seoul’s Poor, Class Strife in ‘Parasite’ Is Daily Reality – The New York Times

Simple Stock Market Investing

Investing isn’t complicated. The financial services industry would have you believe it was. But in actual fact, it’s very simple – at least for the people who think it’s complicated.

If you are one of those people – you want to invest but think it’s too complex and don’t know where to start, or think you need thousands in the bank before you can get started, I suggest you get yourself a copy of Tim Hale’s excellent book which will simplify things for you and make you wish you had started sooner.

It really is a fantastic contribution for those who need a helping hand.

The sooner you start, the better off you will be.


Tiny Steps

A baby starts walking with tiny imperfect steps. After months and years of practice that baby would have grown and automated their walking altogether. What would have once been a conscious and challenging undertaking would now be the easiest and subconscious activity they do.

That is encouraging for those of us who want to learn any skill or perform any activity consistently.

In the beginning all you need is a tiny step. Don’t try to be perfect, don’t get frustrated with yourself. Just take one imperfect step today; and tomorrow take another, and the next day another. Keep taking your tiny steps each and everyday. One day you won’t even think about it, you’ll just realise that you are walking.

Any thing you want to do well, never forget this: it starts with one very tiny step.