Smith returns in Men in Black 3. Agent J (Smith) goes back in time to 1969 to prevent Agent K, played by Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin, from being killed by a Boglodite named Boris the Animal. When speaking of his idea to cast someone else as a young K: You know, what was exciting to me, […]
Smith and his son Jayden star in After Earth, a sci-fi action film about a father and son crash landing on an abandoned, post-human Earth. A major theme is Will Smith’s character’s ability to completely mask his fear from the creatures they were fighting before they crashed on Earth. That’s what I wanted the metaphor of this […]
Smith appears alongside Rosario Dawson, Michael Ealy, Barry Pepper, Octavia Spencer and Woody Harrelson in Seven Pounds. The film is about a man (Smith) who wants to atone for the deaths of seven people in a car crash, including his fiancee, as a result of texting and driving. Usually with the films that I make there are ideas that I connect to, […]
Columbia Pictures presents Hancock, starring Will Smith as a drunken, amnesiac superhero. It centers around him trying to change his bad image. In the process, he meets another person with superhero powers, who is paired with him, and they are the last of their kind. There’s a natural narcotic my brain must pump, because negativity […]
Janet and Robyn Asimov reveal that Asimov’s death was caused by complications related to HIV. Asimov’s doctors had pushed the author to remain quiet about having contracted the illness from a blood transfusion during bypass surgery.
Asimov dies at age 72 at New York University Hospital. At this time the cause of death is heart and kidney failure according to his brother Stanley. In 2004 Janet and Robyn Asimov reveal that Asimov’s death was caused by complications related to HIV. Asimov’s doctors had pushed the author to remain quiet about having contracted the illness from a […]
The sci-fi thriller starring Will Smith is released. Based on the short stories of Isaac Asimov’s collection of the same name, the plot revolves around a murder, and the Three Laws of Robotics.
The International Astronomical Union names a crater on Mars after Asimov. According to the IAU: For a crater on Mars to be named after a person, it must have a diameter greater than or equal to 60 kilometers (about 37 miles). The IAU rule for naming craters of diameters 60 km and larger on Mars are […]
Asimov is given posthumous honors by Congress in the form of HR 1055. HR 1055 creates a National Robotics Week, designated the second week of April, in celebration of Asimov’s life-long accomplishments in popularizing Robotics. Whereas the second week in April each year is designated as `National Robotics Week’, recognizing the accomplishments of Isaac Asimov, who […]
Limbaugh releases Rush Revere and the First Patriots. It is the second installment in the time-traveling history series for children. This one centers around the times leading up to the American Revolution. Let me tell you just a little bit about this, without giving it away. The focal point is the Boston Tea Party, but […]
Limbaugh releases Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims. It is a time-travel history book for young people about a substitute history teacher and his time-traveling horse Liberty visiting the Pilgrims and learning about what it took to get to the Americas. So in Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims, we have brought to life our loving […]
Timothy Ferriss is born in East Hampton, NY to Donald and Frances Ferriss. He is born six weeks premature and given a 10% chance of living. I survive instead and grow so fat that I can’t roll onto my stomach. A muscular imbalance of the eyes makes me look in opposite directions, and my mother refers to me […]
Ferriss releases The 4-Hour Chef. It is marketed as the way to learn anything. The key concepts are failure points and margin of safety. It is the 3rd book in the 4-Hour series. Here it is [The 4-Hour Chef] who currently have two books in Amazon’s, Most Highlighted Books of All Time top-10 list Suzanne Collins of The […]
Limbaugh releases See, I Told You So. The book is a detailed collection of his observations and analysis of modern liberals. The founders knew they were bestowing upon us only an ingenious political system of checks and balances, limited government, and a legacy of human and civil rights. It would be up to future generations […]
Limbaugh releases The Way Things Ought To Be. The USA is the greatest nation, not because Americans are inherently superior but because its government was founded on principles which seek to allow maximum individual achievement.
Ferriss releases The 4-Hour Body. It is about testing protocols to maximize results for body tweaks. The primary take-away that Ferriss suggests is that of the minimum effective dose: The minimum effective dose (MED) is defined simply: the smallest dose that will produce a desired outcome.
Ferriss releases The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich. The book is about defining what a person wants out of life, and then building an income around that.
Sifu Wong founds the Shaolin Wahnam School of kung fu and qigong. The school is named after his two most influential teachers Sifu Lai Chin Wah and Sifu Ho Fatt Nam. He states that the aim for founding the school is: [to transmit] genuine Shaolin Kungfu, Shaolin Chi Kung and Shaolin philosophy.
Sifu Wong publishes Sukhavati: The Western Paradise. This book is entirely about Buddhism, Amitabha Buddha and the sutras concerning Amitabha’s Western Paradise. It includes many mantras, sutras and other practices for the express purpose of going to Western Paradise after death. Although this method is simple, one must not be mistaken that it is necessarily easy […]
Sifu Wong publishes The Complete Book of Chinese Medicine. It covers the differences between Western Medicine and Chinese Medicine, the history of Chinese Medicine, and a brief overview of the principles of diagnosis and treatment. Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also love of humanity. – Hippocrates
Sifu Wong publishes The Complete Book of Shaolin. This is the sequel to The Art of Shaolin Kung Fu and covers a slightly wider range of topics, including legends, weapons, zen, and qigong. In heaven above, there is Zhulin Monastery; on earth below, there is Shaolin Monastery.
Sifu Wong publishes The Complete Book of Zen. The text traces the history of zen from India, to China, to Japan, to the rest of the world, and goes on to include some exercises and known benefits of the practice. The most rewarding aspect of Zen, besides spiritual fulfilment, is that it teaches us to find […]
Sifu Wong publishes The Complete Book of Tai Chi Chuan. The book covers history, combat application, sparring, set practice, pushing hands, qigong and meditation. It is worth remembering that Tai Chi Chuan is not a gentle dance, not even a set of health exercises; it is basically a martial art. And it is not an […]
Sifu Wong publishes The Art of Shaolin Kung Fu. It is 240 pages long and is billed as the ultimate guide to kung fu. It includes chapters on sample training programs, history, philosophy, and setting objectives. One of the best martial arts books I’ve ever read. I train in Shobayashi Ryu, which is closely related to Shaolin kung […]
Sifu Wong publishes Chi Kung For Health and Vitality, the sequel to The Art of Chi Kung, and covers additional exercises, maximizing results, longevity, frequently asked questions and updated scientific studies. If we wish to live healthy, long lives, and to have vitality to enjoy our work and play, chi kung is an excellent answer.
Sifu Wong publishes his first book, an 86 page manual on Shaolin Kung Fu. Topics include techniques, forms, training methodology and advice on creating a practice routine. One of the main aims in learning kungfu is for self-defence. In the ancient days before the invention of firearms, kungfu was often a matter of life and death […]
Sifu Wong publishes his book The Art of Chi Kung: Making the Most of Your Vital Energy. . Among the topics discussed are different levels of qigong, different aims of qigong and developing a training regime. Chi Kung is the art of developing energy, particularly health, internal force, and mind training.
Sifu Wong wins the World Qigong Federation’s Second World Congress on Qigong’s award for Qigong Master of the Year. They present this award in recognition for a Master’s contribution to awareness of the art of Qigong.
Europe begins its first official joint scientific venture. The acronym CERN is derived from the French “Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire”, meaning European Organization for Nuclear Research. Its purpose is to study the basic building blocks of physics: the atom.
Scientists from CERN projects ATLAS and CMS announce that they may have found the long sought after Higgs boson. Preliminary results reveal a particle in the predicted size-range (125-126 GeV) of the hypothetical Higgs boson. In this graph of the two-photon decay experiment, the smooth curve corresponds to known background processes. There is a deviation at the predicted […]