Solving the Rubik’s Cube

Rubik’s Cube (commonly misspelled rubix, rubick’s or rubics cube) is a mechanical puzzle invented in 1974 by the Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik. Originally called the “Magic Cube” by its inventor, this puzzle was renamed “Rubik’s Cube” by Ideal Toys in 1980 and also won the 1980 German “Game of the Year” (Spiel des Jahres) special award for Best Puzzle. It is said to be the world’s best-selling toy, with some 300,000,000 Rubik’s Cubes and imitations sold worldwide. – Wikipedia.

Rubik’s Cube

The Rubik’s Cube world championship was held in Budapest, Hungary last October 5 to 7, 2007. The overall winner was a 16-year old who averaged 12.46 seconds to solve the cube in five tries. Read the news.

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The Desperate Episode

Here is the Desperate Housewives episode that made controversial headlines especially in the Philippines:

Desperate Housewives – Philippine Med Schools

This is an issue of racial descrimination. But what’s my take on this issue?

There are a very few movies or tv series (if there is any, indeed) related to accounting or the lives of professional accountants, very rare is the opportunity to demonstrate the descrimination against Filipino CPA’s or accounting professionals in movies or tv series.

What do you think? hehe

PNP Found Use of Youtube

In an effort to inform the public on how members of syndicates, street criminals and just plain hustlers ply their trade and how not to become victims of crimes, the Philippine National Police has found a good use of youtube.

These are really informative videos. I just wish, though, that these videos find their way broadcasted in mainstream media or more specifically major TV stations, as the latter will find more audience that will most likely fall victims to crimes demonstrated in the videos.

The videos were hosted by P/Supt. Gilbert Cruz and production done in Tagalog or Filipino. Here are some of them:

Criminal Modus Operandi – ATM Scam

Criminal Modus Operandi – Kotong (The Money Shortchange)

Criminal Modus Operandi – Street Actor’s Syndicate

Criminal Modus Operandi – Fake Plate, Sticker and License

The complete set of videos can be watched from here.

Accountancy-Related Youtube Videos

Deloitte Tax Level 4
DNN (Deloitte News Network) patterned to that of CNN. I like best the weather report.

Sarbane’s Oxley Film Trailer
What happens when you mix a little corporate misconduct with a lot of misconduct of your own? …Mistresses, Mergers & Mayhem! According to IMDb:

Sarbane’s Oxley is set against the backdrop of today’s top business headlines and highlights the lives affected by the acquisition of a Wall Street technology startup. Robert, a young attorney new to the Wall Street scene, must grapple with his inner conscious and the invisible forces of corruption surrounding him while dealing with the equally challenging and deceptive forces taking hold in his sordid love life

Funny Accountant – Rufus Payne
Accountants One’s 2006 Search for Atlanta’s Funniest Accountant. Rufus Payne, is the comedian/accountant in this clip

And finally, my favorite:

Auditor has the Will to WIn

Qwerty by Paolo Dy

A short film by a Filipino director from Cebu which became his entry in On the Lot, a reality show for aspiring Hollywood directors co-produced by Steven Spielberg.

Well, the film and the director, Paolo Dy, didn’t make it to the top 50. It was too late for us to support the film and vote for it in the On the Lot website. Nevertheless, I recommend that you watch the film and witness the brilliance by Filipinos behind the film. A proof at how a Pinoy can be great in filmmaking stage.

Here’s the youtube video:

I actually found the video in the On the Lot faster to load, just in case you want to try: Link here.

The film was also featured in ABS-CBN’s show, Bandila:

The Making of a Professional Photographer

The following video (youtube) is a humorous flick on the rise of a professional photographer. He started with a disposal film camera until he got his DSLR Nikon camera and various lenses, some are even long ones.

The main character worked out with his gear, and I mean worked out like in the gym. The soundtrack, if I’m not mistaken, I think is the soundtrack in the movie Rocky Balboa while he was as well working out preparing for his bout against the current champion.

Anyways, here’s the video:

You Are Not Stallone

slygym.jpgIt seems like Sylvester Stallone is reviving all of his big time movies from the past. At the age of 60, Stallone just simply refused to grow old.

After Rocky Balboa hit the movie world in late 2006, another movie is coming up, entitled…. you guessed it right, it’s “John Rambo”!

A spoiler by IMDB:

Vietnam veteran John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) has survived many harrowing ordeals in his lifetime and has since withdrawn into a simple and secluded existence in Bangkok, where he spends his time salvaging old PT boats and tanks for scrap metal. Even though he is looking to avoid trouble, trouble has a way of finding him. A group of Christian human rights missionaries, led by Michael Burnett and Sarah Miller, approach Rambo with the desire to rent his boat to travel up the river to Burma. Continue reading.

The trailer of the movie in youtube: