The Strip

Welcome to The Strip

The Strip is for me an innovative TV comedy. It the story of the people working, managing and around the “Man Alive” male strip club owned by Melissa Walker.

The show starts when Melissa finds out that her husband is having an affair with another man. Depressed by this situation she began to wonder if she was happy in her life. As a complete life make-over she buys a strip club in Wellington’s red light district.

Who would have thought that one can make a comedy around a strip club. It is not the best comedy in the world today but it is quality.

(The show is not about prostitution and endless and senseless sex scenes and exposure of half naked men.)

The show is produced by the Gibson Group a Wellington based television production company. It was shown on TV3 last year. The third season will be shown this year and may compete with TV One‘s Six Feet Under broadcast.

RP already in midst of fiscal crisis — Arroyo – INQ7.net

RP already in midst of fiscal crisis — Arroyo

There you have it. The Philippines is in midst of a fiscal crisis.

Now that the problem is recognised solutions to solve it can be formulated and utilised.

"Oh My God" a religious flash animation

Oh My God

It is a nice item to reflect upon.

Other flash animations to see:

Who Needs Politics?

These flash animations are produced by Jews for Jesus. You heard me right, Jews for Jesus!

other B5 quotes

It has occurred to me recently that I have never chosen anything. I was born into a role that had been prepared for me. I did everything I was asked to do, because it never occurred to me to choose otherwise. And now, at the end of my life, I wonder what might’ve been.

That’s why my father taught me to live each second as though it would be the last moment of my life. He said: ‘If you love, love without reservation. If you fight, fight without fear.’ He called it the way of the warrior.

No regrets then?

A few. But just a few. You?

Oh, enough to fill a lifetime. So much has been lost, so much forgotten. So much pain, so much blood. And for what, I wonder. The past tempts us, the present confuses us, and the future frightens us. And our lives slip away, moment by moment, lost in that vast terrible inbetween. But there is still time to seize that one last fragile moment. To choose something better, to make a difference, as you say. And I intend to do just that.


-Captain John Sheridan (Played by: Bruce Boxleitner) and the Centauri Emperor (Played by: Turhan Bey)

-Babylon 5 Episode 209: “The Coming of Shadows”

Source: Babylon 5 Quotes: The Coming of Shadows

No dictator… no invader… can hold an imprisoned population by the force of arms forever. There is no greater power in the universe than the need for freedom. Against that power governments, and tyrants, and armies can not stand.

-Citizen G’Kar (Played by Andreas Katsulas)

-Babylon 5 Episode 222: “The Long, Twilight Struggle”

Source: Babylon 5 Quotes: The Long, Twilight Struggle

wine grapes



These are the types of grapes used in making wine. These grapes are smaller than table/eating grapes. Each type is used for different wine varieties. Posted by Hello

Here you can see the grapes for Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Chardonnay.

My favourite wine variety is White Riesling not shown here.

Many thanks to my friend for lending me this photo.

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most of my blogging is now done over at Letters from New Zealand

i will still regularly update this blog but not as much as my Letters from New Zealand project

on Babylon 5

In the last weeks I have been watching the DVD box sets of Babylon 5. I started to watch it because there is not much good to borrow from the video rental shop. Due to the 2004 Olympic Games, BBC World broadcast on TV ONE has discontinued until the end of the games. I Babylon 5 is a cure for my boredom and lack of watching anything good on television.

Initially, a few years ago, I thought Babylon 5 was an attempt to be like the Star Trek franchise. Now to me after watching up to the third season I realised that it is something different if not better.

I am so impressed by the quality of the script. It has a lot of thought provoking lines that applies directly to real life for example the line delivered by G’Kar. I shall try to add other worthy quotes from the series in future postings.

I agree that the show has fewer “techno speak” and it still revolves on characters.

Speaking of characters, they are well developed. They are not perfect and there are flaws in them which makes them more human than fictional.

If anyone is interested in science-fiction TV I think Babylon 5 is a good start.

“G’Quan wrote: ‘There is a greater darkness than the one we fight. It is the darkness of the soul that has lost its way. The war we fight is not against powers and principalities, it is against chaos and despair. Greater than the death of flesh is the death of hope, the death of dreams. Against this peril we can never surrender. The future is all around us, waiting in moments of transition, to be born in moments of revelation. No one knows the shape of that future, or where it will take us. We know only that it is always born in pain.”

-Citizen G’Kar (Played by Andreas Katsulas)

-Babylon 5 Episode 322: “Z’ha’dum”

Source: Babylon 5 Quotes: Z’ha’dum

Babylon 5 is a creation of J. Michael Straczynski