The Reason I Wanted Directv

September 15th, 2016

After I heard my kids arguing for the umpteenth time over the TV, I knew that I finally had to check the Directv availability for our area. The only reason I had put it off for so long was because I thought that it was going to be expensive. I had never looked into it before, but I figured that a company that had to put equipment into outer space over a company that had to put equipment not even a foot in the ground was going to be a lot more expensive.

I don’t understand the logistics of it, but I was wrong. The pricing for Directv is actually a lot cheaper than what the cable company was wanting to charge, and that is even before any promotions kicked in. Continue reading »

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The Reason We Watch Japanese Programming

September 15th, 2016

I took Japanese as a second language when I first entered high school about 20 years ago. I always felt fortunate that I attended a school that offered more than just Spanish or German for students, and I took full advantage of it. I studied it for four years in high school, then I continued my education in college. I just fell in love with both the language and the culture, and it has carried over in every aspect of my life. I can be found watching a Japanese drama most nights with my Japanese wife after I leave my teaching job where I educate others on the Japanese language. See what I mean about every aspect of my life?

I met my wife in one of my college Japanese classes, and she is the one who introduced me to Japanese music, TV and movies. Continue reading »

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Constantly Hooked on Korean Dramas

January 15th, 2016

When I was a cable subscriber, I had access to a channel that would show Korean programming with subtitles. The most interesting thing to watch on the channel was the dramas. They’re not that different from American soap operas, but they usually have a limited run, rather than running for many years. Eventually I got rid of the cable subscription and lost my ability to watch the dramas, but I came up with an alternative idea. If I couldn’t watch through my television, then I would try to stream Korean drama programs.

I was worried about being able to watch the dramas online without some kind of block. Continue reading »

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I Could Only Record Two Shows at Once

February 6th, 2015

When it gets too hard to watch TV because there are just too many good things on at the same time, it is time to do something. TV watching is supposed to be something that is enjoyable rather than mass chaos. I had cable TV, but it simply was not working out for me. On any given night, there are at least three or four shows on that have scheduling conflicts. Even though I had a DVR package with my cable subscription, I was only able to record two programs at once.

It got to the point where I had to choose between favorite shows, and I simply did not want to give any of them up. I knew that I could watch a couple of the shows online, and I could possibly pick some of the others up on reruns later in the week. Continue reading »

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Why Kurdish Films Are Becoming More Popular

August 20th, 2012

 ... » Blog Archive » The Art of Black & White Film PhotographyKurdish films are becoming more and more popular in English speaking communities. People are looking for something new and fresh that does not follow the same old tired plots that Hollywood dishes out time and time again. There are even large Kurdish film festivals in English speaking countries like England.

One such event is the London Kurdish Film Festival. This is now in its seventh year. The festival features many full length films, as well as short films and some documentaries. Many films make their world premiere at this festival. Kurdish director Hiner Saleem is well known is the Kurdish film industry and has participated in every one of the London Kurdish Film Festivals since they first started in 2001.

People love the real emotions portrayed in these films. They feature realistic and, in the case of documentaries, true stories and plots. Continue reading »

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All About Kurdish Films and Their History

August 20th, 2012

Black White filmThe emergence of the movie industry during the past couple of centuries has been at an astonishing level. From the initial days of black and white movies, human beings from all around the globe became a huge fan of this powerful medium. Our movies have come a long way from those initial silent movie days. Right now, you have a huge assortment of options to entertain yourself at movies with the help of technologies like 3D (three dimensional movies), full length animated movies, earthly portrayal of real life stories etc.

Traditionally, Hollywood has been the leader of the world movies and has a lot of fans from all parts of the world. But, they are not the true owners of world cinema. Continue reading »

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