Taiwan Dentist Must Repay Mother for Training Fees

Some would say that this story hurts more than a root canal; at least it does for one Taiwan dentist who was hauled into that country’s Supreme Court by his own mother.

Mother Always Knows Best?

According to an item in the BBC, the highest court agreed with the mother, Mrs. Luo, who claims her son has been negligent paying her back after she financed his dental training. According to the woman, her son had broken a written agreement to support her from the proceeds of his dental practice. Mr. Chu was 20-years-old at the time he signed on the dotted line. She was asking the court to enforce the contract that entailed payments of up to a total of $1.7m that she had estimated.

Big Money Is At Stake

The divorced Mrs. Luo had funded both her sons’ education through dental school. The elder son no longer has to worry about the payback because he and his mother ironed out an agreement, and he was able to complete the contract for a lesser amount.

The younger son, Dr. Chu, claims he has already paid his mother $1 million and shouldn’t have to shell out anymore to her. He and his brother have been practicing since 2003.

Dental World Is Watching

Someone from the United States like Karl Jobst understands the dedication and long hours required to become a successful dentist. He’s been in the field for 20 years now. As the Karl Jobst Grove Ok practice grew and added a long list of patients, Mr. Jobst also realized the value in expanded education to keep up with the incredible advancements in modern dental technology.

Taiwan, like the U.S., boasts some of the most advanced dental health facilities in the world. Karl Jobst is a dentist with a distinguished number of certifications and endorsements. His Karl Jobst Grove Ok practice stands out as having a professional who holds the honor by the Dental Board of Oklahoma to perform IV sedation. Only a handful of Oklahoma dentists have received this permission.

Extraction From The Wallet

Meantime, Dr. Chu has been ordered to pay an “upbringing fee” of more than $754,000, with additional interest. The total award for Mrs. Luo comes out to more than $967,000, reports Fox2TV.

Filial piety and education are extremely important to the Taiwanese culture. For example, filial piety came from the teachings of Confucius. The philosophy describes it as an attitude of obedience and respect for one’s parents and elder family members.

Dr. Chu must honor his legal obligation.

Why Jewelry Designed For Costumes In Movies Qualifies As Art

There are many levels of craftsmanship when it comes to jewelry design. Some jewelry is made to fill a need. For example, a store might tell a jewelry that silver is in, and demand more inspired silver pieces. Or they may tell a designer that chunky jewelry is out, and fine, delicate pieces are hot in the market. This dictates what the designer gets to do, and how they will work. However, with film the rules change. Instead of consumer demand, a designer is filling a much more specific and yet wildly freeing request. They are asked to construct a piece that will be used to accessorize a character, and add depth to a movie. This is true art! This is art because the piece they create could be symbolic, it could help to tell a story, and it can enhance a characters personality.

Great art is symbolic of something much larger than the physical piece itself. Films use jewelry to display symbolism. This was true in The Hunger Games movies, in which Katniss Everdeen’s mocking jay pin was used to symbolize strength and freedom. The designer of this particular piece for the film was Dana Schneider. This pin is used over and over again in the Hunger Games movies, because it represents ideas that are pivotal to the film’s plot.

Jewelry designer for costumes used in movies help the film creators tell a story through visuals. In this way, the jewelry has to be designed in a way that is accurate and makes the viewer feel that they are seeing something real taking place. The movie’s costume design will either deliver an authentic experience, or not. Skilled jewelry designers will be able to reproduce historical designs, or imagine worlds of fantasy. They will help to make a story come alive for a viewer.

A movies’ costume design team in in charge of dressing characters in a way that display the character’s personality for all to see. In a book, a reader can read all about back story and get inside a character’s head. But in a movie, the viewer can only pick up the information that is presented, and often that does not include narration or back story. Information is conveyed visually, and the details of a costume help with this transmission. The jewelry designers job is to understand the character, and come up with designs that they would wear. The designs must be expressive and true to the character. This takes an artist’s sensitivity and abilities, and is one way that talented costume designers gain favorable reputations among production teams.

Jewelry design is like any form of creativity. There are levels! The jewelers that rise to the level of movie costume design are creating true artwork. Their art has many facets and levels. Unlike the jeweler who is stuck creating an order for more inspired silver pieces, or dainty gold necklaces according to a specific trend, the costume designer has to create with much more in mind. They must think about character development, story telling, and symbolism.

5 Ways TV has Changed in the Last 20 Years

On September 7, 2017 television will be 90 years old. It was on September 7, 1927 that Philo Farnsworth introduced the fully electronic television. There have been a number of dramatic changes since the technology was first introduced. That included television overtaking the radio is the source of news for the average American. Since that time the television has also become an integral part of American life. The introduction of affordable color televisions was another marked change. However, over the past 20 years there have been a number of incredible changes in television. Matthew David Parker discusses. 

Picture Quality

One of the most dramatic changes in television over the past 20 years has been the quality of the picture. Prior to the late 1990s picture quality was decent, but not as life-like as the quality of the pictures people saw when they went to the movies. However, with the introduction of Plasma Display and other types of high-definition televisions sets in the late 1990s and beyond, the television viewing experience has changed dramatically. It is now possible to see a level of detail in the average television set people have in their home that was unimaginable before.


The size of the televisions people now have has also gone through a major change over the last two decades. Twenty years ago if you had a television with a 27 inch screen it was considered to be pretty big. While a few people had larger televisions, the 27 inch screen was the average. By 2011, the average television had a 37 inch screen and many people had televisions with screens that were even larger. Today it is not unusual to see someone with a television in their living room that has a 60 inch screen and there is emerging technology that allows for even larger screens.

Flat Screens

Twenty years ago most televisions had a big hump on their backs that was two or three feet in depth. Digital Light Processing, Liquid-Crystal Display and Plasma Display Panel televisions have changed all that. Nowadays the average television is only a few inches thick. Many of them are light enough to be hung on the wall. And there are even thinner ones being released every day. This has made a big difference in where televisions can be placed and how little room they require. These days the new flatsceen televisions are like having a movie theatre in your home.

Number of Channels

Another area in which television has changed is the number of channels that are available to viewers and who is broadcasting those channels. Twenty years ago the major networks, ABC, NBC and CBS held sway. Today there is great programming available on a growing lineup of channels. In facts, viewers can now choose from hundreds of channels and more of them are seemingly being added every day. There are now channels that specialize in cooking, fashion and just about anything else you can imagine. However, some people still complain there’s nothing to watch on television.

Reality TV

One of the biggest changes in television over the past two decades is the programming. In an attempt to save money television executives came up with the advent of reality TV. This type of program has largely eliminated the need for writers and scripted shows. Reality television has also made it possible for lots of non-actors to become television stars. Now all it takes is the willingness to say and do the most outrageous things in front of the camera to make lots of money and be considered a star. These programs have changed television forever.

BoldLeads Pushes for Increasingly Unique Approach to TV and Entertainment

BoldLeads home entertainmentBoldLeads provides services that are entirely unique, and these services generate a tremendous benefit for real estate agents who are shrewd enough to recognize the value of utilizing the innovative services available through BoldLeads. In the television and entertainment industry, demand for more unique and innovative programming options is on the rise, yet many of the traditional production companies have been a bit too slow to respond to this rapidly increasing level of demand.

Instead, many of the traditional production companies have been focusing on reboots of previously successful projects while generally avoiding any truly creative or unique projects due to the inherent risk involved in doing so. As a result, many viewers are increasingly turning away from these traditional platforms and finding the venues in which innovative programming options are clearly valued and therefore made available.

Companies like BoldLeads have enjoyed such immense success by always focusing on how to develop new methods for improving the services they offer to the agents they serve, and the entertainment industry would be wise to take a page from the company in this regard. Rather than avoiding the criticism associated with taking a creative risk in entertainment, television production companies have to recognize the nearly limitless value associated with a commitment to innovation. The fact that the industry is clearly lacking in creative risk-taking makes the opportunity even greater since so few others are willing to take the kind of risks that lead to truly game-changing developments.

Luke Weil Discusses Latest Rumors Regarding the Next James Bond


luke weil bondThe James Bond franchise is truly without peer in terms of both its longevity and the security of its place in popular culture. As the entertainment staple approaches its 25th film, the question of just who will play 007 remains entirely open to speculation. Luke Weil would likely find the factors driving the speculation to be simply fascinating, especially since the range of potential choices has varied so wildly if the rumors are to be believed.

The most recent actor to play 007 is Daniel Craig, and there remains the possibility that he could still return for his fifth film as star of the franchise. While speculation would likely remain somewhat minimal with the incumbent Bond still in the running for the role, experts have been kept guessing by the fact that Craig has signed on for a different role scheduled to be filmed during the same time as the new Bond film. Speculation being what it is, sources refuse to rule out Craig, citing the possibility that Craig may know something about the schedule that outside observers do not.

Craig’s return is not the most significant source of intrigue concerning the next James Bond film, however, as it is instead the names that have been floated as Craig’s potential replacements driving the greatest degree of interest. In addition to the oft-mentioned Idris Elba, both Tom Hiddleston and Gillian Anderson could step into the iconic role in place of Craig. It is far too early to name a frontrunner, but it seems certain that there will continue to be a great deal of fanfare surrounding the selection until it is finally made official.

John Ross Jesensky: Entertainment Industry Finding Unique and Unexpected Competition

vote-1278835_960_720Generally speaking, the political primaries during a presidential election season represent a source of daily entertainment for only the most devoted political junkies. In 2016, however, John Ross Jesensky points out that politicians from both sides of the aisle have been a seemingly endless source of entertainment for a much wider segment of the population than one would expect out of a primary season that began with two strong presumptive candidates. Instead, populist and outsider candidates have captured the imaginations of many people who may have never voted before.

Though it is entirely unsustainable for the entertainment industry to continue to be overshadowed by presidential politics, it is nonetheless worth noting just how rare it is for such deep and continuing interest in what is often viewed as a relatively tame process to the typical citizen. So while the entertainment industry will not have to make an adjustment to cater to a sudden political wonkiness among its audience, it is still worth recognizing just how entertaining the candidates, the voters and the issues have been throughout this election cycle so far.

Randi Glazer’s Strategies for Finding the Best Entertainment While Traveling

One of the main reasons we are so naturally drawn to return to those areas we have previously visited relates to the simple comfort that accompanies that which is familiar to us. What we often sacrifice in doing this, as Randi Glazer points out, is the opportunity to engage in wholly unique travel experiences. There is no denying the fact that finding entertainment in an unfamiliar location can be very difficult, but there are several strategies ambitious travelers can utilize in order to ensure they make the most of the time they have in a new place.

Glazer, an experienced traveler who has always enjoyed the thrill of exploring the new and unfamiliar, notes that extroverts will generate the best results by seeking out the assistance of locals. She also recommends that travelers research local culture and custom well in advance of departure, and, if necessary, develop a working knowledge of the language spoken in the region. Obviously, these strategies help make communication in an unfamiliar place that much easier.

Once the traveler has arrived at the destination, simply striking up a conversation with a local is the best way to find the kind of entertainment that makes traveling entirely worthwhile. After all, the whole point of traveling is the opportunity to experience something that is not necessarily all that common to whatever area happens to be home. Glazer also believes that seeking the help of a local will make it much more likely to enjoy a truly authentic travel experience rather than the seemingly manufactured experiences sometimes common to the tourism industry.

Australian Rugby is No Joke!

Sports have a strong presence in the world. Have you noticed how serious people get when sports are involved? Have you noticed how people will do the craziest things to defend someone from talking badly about their favorite teams? Why do you think that is? Many would ponder to day people that are dead serious about sports are living the adventure. It makes sense, really, because after all, two of the most desired things of the soul of every man is to have an adventure to live and a battle to fight.

Sports hold an incredibly high power in Australia as well. People are serious about their football (soccer) and Rugby. That’s the cool thing about Australia; there is a difference in what is considered a popular sport, so it brings to those who are not native to the land, a bit more culture that requires us to brush up on if we hope to fit in. It also grants us the chance to engage in conversation to learn something new.

If you were to ask me what is Rugby, I’d simply tell you it is a sport that is like hockey, mixed with American football, except there’s no ice, no ice skating (obviously) and no sliding a puck along the ground. It’s similar to hockey in the fact that you will get your brain beaten out of you and you have to be tough to play the sport. Oh yeah, rugby players also do not wear pads unlike hockey players who are padded and protected head to toe.

Kion Kashefi Supports Hands-On Education Projects

As we all know, entertainment is business and probably is or isn’t the biggest business in the world. However, sometimes business is entertainment, too, but in order to get into this ever-growing entertainment business, you’ll need a BS in Business and Entertainment. Sheesh, it seems like you need a piece of documentation to do anything now these days, doesn’t it? I do miss the simpler times.

Anyone can get the BS in Business Entertainment through taking a business and entertainment program which will give students knowledge and understanding of basic business skills such as accounting, management, marketing, business strategy and more. Kion Kashefi talks about this on his website and highly encourages business education through the use of such programs to give students a real hands-on “at work” experience.

Students enrolled in the business and entertainment program have said to learn more about their field of interest within the entertainment industry. “The key is to practice, practice, practice,” said Kion Kashefi. “The more practice they do, the more they learn and the better they will be at working their dreams. Their future is ours and that’s why I support hands-on programs such as this.”

Stephen E. Smith Lawsuit is on The Case!

We have been hearing about the troubling position famous actor Bill Cosby has gotten into over the past year. A judge has recently said that Bill Cosby may be found innocent, which would e a sudden change of events and Cosby gives his relationship with Stephen E. Smith Lawsuit the credit for the big turn around.

Las Vegas Court Judge Dawn Kruz ordered that the plaintiffs lawyers should give an oath for Cosby and lawyer Stephen E. Smith before Nov. 20th.

It also seems that this isn’t the first lawsuit against comedian Bill Cosby as there are several! Smith has defended Cosby through this current case and Cosby has not been on trial for any of the accusations.

Needless today, it appears things in the court are getting serious and only time will tell what series of events take place and how the defendant makes it out.