Review.

Five star rubbish

I’m moving! June 6, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Eric @ 2:33 pm

This blog is moving, to

http://www.erictotman.wordpress.com

Same stuff, different place.

 

Remington Baby! April 18, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Eric @ 11:54 am

After getting sick of thick hair hanging in my face, not drying, and going everywhere, i decided to invest $58 in the best grooming kit i could find (at priceline). Yea boy. We’re talking 40 pieces – a hair trimmer, a smaller trimmer with attachments for shaving and even cutting my massive nose hairs. I shortened my hair with the hair scissors first, then went all over with a 25mm blade. I then went down to a 22mm blade, which i think equates to a #6. I think. I might go shorter next time, who knows. Easy.

One investment. Infinite haircuts. No doing my hair. No waiting for it to dry.

 

Movie Reviews! February 24, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Eric @ 6:49 pm

Since my last post here, I have aqcuired a job at a video store. This is very exciting, and i have set myself an average target (or limit!) or 3 videos a week. It’s not a rule, but it’s just a good guess at the number i can casually watch in a week. So, at the end of each week, I’ll review all three here, and give one title of movie of the week!

After watching ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford’ last week, i am adopting a weekly western movie, to get me some American culture. Look out for those too.

 

Hero of the week… January 3, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Eric @ 2:53 pm

This guy.

Why? He produced this gem. It’s the funkiest song i own. Check it out!

 

Your next purchase! December 2, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Eric @ 3:58 pm

So today i got an ESV study bible, something which I’ve been wanting to get for a long time! For reasons why i prefer the ESV, see my other post here, but for now, here’s the run down – 

The ESV Study Bible was created to help people understand the Bible in a deeper way—to understand the timeless truth of God’s Word as a powerful, compelling, life-changing reality. To accomplish this, the ESV Study Bible combines the best and most recent evangelical Christian scholarship with the highly regarded ESV Bible text. The result is the most comprehensive study Bible ever published—with 2,752 pages of extensive, accessible Bible resources.

Created by an outstanding team of 95 evangelical Christian scholars and teachers, the ESV Study Bible presents completely new study notes, maps, illustrations, charts, timelines, articles, and introductions. Altogether the ESV Study Bible comprises 2 million words of Bible text, insightful explanation, teaching, and reference material—equivalent to a 20-volume Bible resource library all contained in one volume.

Of course, anyone could write that about anything, but some back up from some teachers you will no doubt know of (and there’s many more just on the box!)

“The ESV Study Bible is the finest study tool I have seen in fifty years of Bible teaching. The notes, articles, maps, and illustrations are all of the highest quality. It is a great achievement!” – Jerry Bridges

“The ESV is a dream come true for me. The rightful heir to a great line of historic translations, it provides the continuity and modern accuracy I longed for. Now the scope and theological faithfulness of the ESV Study Bible study notes is breathtaking. Oh how precious is the written Word of God.” – John Piper

“The ESV Study Bible is the most important resource that has been given to the emerging generation of Bible students and teachers. The ESV Study Bible is the best. Period.” – Mark Driscoll

“I was privileged to act as General Editor of the English Standard Version, and now that I look back on what we did in producing that version, I find myself suspecting very strongly that this was the most important thing that I have ever done for the Kingdom, and that the product of our labors is perhaps the biggest milestone in Bible translation in certainly the last half century at least, and perhaps more. And now, as Theological Editor of the ESV Study Bible, I believe that the work we have done together on this project has set an altogether new standard in study Bibles.” – J.I. Packer

I’m happy for you guys to take a look. In fact, i want to show you. Every purchase comes with free access to the online version, too, where you can add notes etc.

Check out more info and samples here.

 

In God We Trust November 29, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Eric @ 1:08 pm

The dollar bill say in God we trust
Its funny cause money is the only God we trust

 

There’s a song by 116 Clique that i wake up to each and every morning. A lot of people don’t like hip hop (and i’m not a fan of much either), but these guys are different. They don’t fit the stereotypes (and there’s the problem with genres – all good music is unique in it’s own way!). They don’t rap about sex, drugs and money. No, they rap about Jesus. 

116 Clique derive their name from Romans 1:16, which says

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

 

The hip hop supergroup features such rappers as Lecrae, Trip Lee and Tedashi, all of whom are christians, and each who have a truly powerful story about how God has changed their life. I wake up to the song ‘Cash or Christ/Fanatic’ each morning, as it reminds me of my purpose, what the coming day is for, and what to seek in life. Expect to see more of their lyrics soon – like hip hop or not, these guys would be up as some of the most powerful Christian lyricists around.

 

Got money, got whips, got ice
Still broke homeboy! No Christ
Got a debt to pay, some real heavy wages
And the payment for his sin is pretty outrageous
I seen him park the car, suicide doors
Without Christ he walking through a suicide door

Forget about the cash, Forget about the clothes
Forget about the stash, Forget about the dough
Forget about the cars, Forget about the rims
Forget about the stars, Forget about the benz
Forget about the big crib, tryna get rich, the big 64 plenty dough and tryna sip chrys
Forget the cash and chains, that stuff will pass away
And you cant take it with you to your after days

 

Schoolies journal coming soon.

 

Facts about Child Soldiers November 17, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Eric @ 2:09 pm

Taken from Human Rights Watch:

 

  • Although there are no exact figures, hundreds of thousands of children under the age of 18 serve in government forces or armed rebel groups. Some are as young as eight years old.
  • Since 2001, the participation of child soldiers has been reported in 21 on-going or recent armed conflicts in almost every region of the world.
  • Children are uniquely vulnerable to military recruitment because of their emotional and physical immaturity. They are easily manipulated and can be drawn into violence that they are too young to resist or understand.
  • Technological advances in weaponry and the proliferation of small arms have contributed to the increased use of child soldiers. Lightweight automatic weapons are simple to operate, often easily accessible, and can be used by children as easily as adults.
  • Children are most likely to become child soldiers if they are poor, separated from their families, displaced from their homes, living in a combat zone or have limited access to education.
  • Many children join armed groups because of economic or social pressure, or because children believe that the group will offer food or security. Others are forcibly recruited, “press-ganged” or abducted by armed groups.
  • Both girls and boys are used as child soldiers. In some countries, like Nepal, Sri Lanka and Uganda, a third or more of the child soldiers were reported to be girls. In some conflicts, girls may be raped, or given to military commanders as “wives.”
  • Once recruited, child soldiers may serve as porters or cooks, guards, messengers or spies. Many are pressed into combat, where they may be forced to the front lines or sent into minefields ahead of older troops. Some children have been used for suicide missions.
  • Children are sometimes forced to commit atrocities against their own family or neighbors. Such practices help ensure that the child is “stigmatized” and unable to return to his or her home community.
  • In some countries, former child soldiers have access to rehabilitation programs to help them locate their families, get back into school, receive vocational training, and re-enter civilian life. However, many children have no access to such programs. They may have no way to support themselves and are at risk of re-recruitment
  • In 2000, the United Nations adopted an Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict. The protocol prohibits the forced recruitment of children under the age of 18 or their use in hostilities. To date, it has been ratified by more than 110 countries.
  • The ILO Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labor prohibits the forced or compulsory recruitment of children under the age of 18 for use in armed conflict. It has been ratified by over 150 countries.
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