Easter, Steve Jobs and Facebook

I don’t watch a lot of TV these days, since I only have Netflix, and I normally don’t watch it either for the lack of time, so when I finally got time this weekend, I went on a “movie binge” and watched 2 movies back to back!

I watched Steve Jobs and The Social Network (both for the first time I must say).

Loved both movies!

Not because of cinematography or costumes, that I usually gravitate towards, but for the inspiring stories. Both of the characters Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg had something in common which made both of them not only eccentric and socially awkward characters but something else that let them change the world in a way that was never done before.

What were those unifying characteristics?

I would summarize it as -” the passionate belief in the impossible”!

That was something that Christian religion introduced more than 2000 years ago. It was something that I always treated as part of the beautiful legend without even ever understanding what it really meant.

Now I have learned from the “tech gods” that It is essentially the belief in the” limitless possibilities”…Both Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg dared to believe in the impossible with such conviction and passion that people around them thought they are crazy.

The truth is they were able to acheive the impossible and unify the world that has never done before.

How does it relate to Christianity?

It connects with the belief of the resurrection of the Christ. Resurrecting from death is the most impossible thing on Earth. If you truly belief that Christ resurrected it means that “impossible is nothing” and that is exactly what great thinkers “..the misfits, …the rebels, …the crazy ones” believe in.

Let me know your thoughts,

Happy Easter Everyone!

evelina galli

Let’s Plan a Vacation!

Have you ever had the experience of flying across the globe to some beautiful resort at the ocean, then spending 2 days trying to get used to the time difference?

… Next 3 days trying to plan when to go to the beach and visit the city ?… Then ending up  lounging at the pool all day and coming back without ever making it to the beach or to the city…

Have you ever had that experience?Evelina Galli

Happened to me and was very frustrating, considering all the packing frenzy and airport security…especially the part when they ask you to take off the shoes?!…extreme germophobes would understand me !

If it is a familiar scenario, but I figured out a perfect solution!…Find some amazing place within an hour from you, drive there and have an extended weekend getaway lounging at the pool!

Pelican Hills

My favorite is the fabulous  Pelican Hills Resort located just an hour away at the Pacific Ocean.

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With an amazingly breathtaking view and fantastic hospitality that makes you never want to leave.Pelican Hills

For women, they have an  incredible SPA menu, for men –best golf course in California (named by Conde Nast Travel Magazine)

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..and for kids a day camp!…Whats not to like?

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What clothes to pack? …Swimsuits, loungewear and a cocktail dress, or blazer for men. Make it simple and just enjoy! No long flights and no germophobia!

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Do you have a favorite getaway destination?

R rated – Content only for over 21!

…We are not going to talk about porn today …just alcohol :)…and to be more precise:  WHISK(E)Y !

The show Mad Men revived the interest for the mid-century lifestyle. Among other trends, the famous TV show inspired a renewed interest for whiskey.

I was always fascinated with whiskey, along with wine and brandy, some types of uisge beatha (water of life) are very aromatic and complex.

In the 90’s Dot.com era, the coolest place to work was considered the one that had a Ping-Pong table and a skateboard cave. Now for young professionals, a  “dream place to work” is considered an office with a wet bar, a silver tray and crystal glasses. (Google and Facebook Headquarters should take a note.)

The reason it is better to drink while at work is that whiskey does not severely impact cognitive abilities; versus lets say Tequila or vodka! …For that reason, it is Vladimir Putin’s favorite drink and has become uber-popular in Russia.

There are some misconceptions though about whiskey.

#1 It is a man’s drink…

Being a firefighter might only be for men, but whiskey…no…women can handle it perfectly :)

#2  It is good on the rocks…

It looks good on the rocks!.. but a good complex whiskey would lose its aroma with the ice. The only additive should be a few drops of water; preferably bottled spring water from Scotland.

I am curious, would you vote for being able to have a glass of scotch at work?

Evelina Galli

Keep on trying …

My new obsession is trying to learn how to ride a scooter. Contrary to my expectations it’s not as simple as it looks.

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After several “not so successful attempts” to ride a scooter, I had a  long list of complaints in my mind for the people who invented scooters…Luckily the  instructor was very patient and encouraging with me, which reminded me of my older brother…

In my  high school years, my brother was appointed by my parents as my math tutor: ( ” my favorite subject ” !) …and I always had a big list of complaints on how difficult the math was. My brother’s only comment was:  “Don’t wish for math to become easier, (not gonna happen, sister :) …but wish to become better at understanding math.”

It was a really nice advice, and very applicable to the “scooter situation” today, just   with one downside… It put the responsibility back on me and cut 80% from the “joy of complaining.”

“Don’t  complain,  just work on yourself!” … a  tough one, but very useful indeed!

Always yours,

E.

The Future is NOW !

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“He who asks fortune-tellers the future unwittingly forfeits an inner intimation of coming events that is a thousand times more exact than anything they may say. He is impelled by inertia, rather than curiosity, and nothing is more unlike the submissive apathy with which he hears his fate revealed than the alert dexterity with which the man of courage lays hands on the future.”
 Walter Benjamin quotes (German TheologianWriter and Essayist1892-1940)

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Rainbows and Butterflies !

Albert Einstein said that “Imagination is more important than knowledge” , which means that dreaming  and living in the  La La Land full of Rainbows and Butterflies might not be so bad after all!

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