The Wolf of Wall Street

Despite being an R-rated and highly adult-themed, this is probably one of my favorite movies OF ALL TIME.

This Martin Scorsese movie was adapted from the original book “The Wolf of Wall Street” which is believe it or not, based on a true story written by the main character himself, Jordan Belfort.

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The story revolves around how Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, a former stockbroker, became a multimillionaire from his aggressive style of sales pitching.

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This guy had EVERYTHING. A Ferrari, a yacht, a fancy estate, the perfect wife, you name it! Belfort had the cash to get anything he wanted: drugs, prostitutes, and even people.

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Jordan Belfort started out as a stockbroker from Wall Street who later lost his job as a result of Black Monday and later took a job at a boiler room brokerage firm where he made a small fortune out of penny stocks.

Belfort later met his future vice president in a diner, where he quit his job in order to become a stockbroker after learning how much Belfort earns within a month. The two later founded “Stratton Oakmont” along with a few of his friends who sold weed. Their company grew larger and larger as they continued to sell penny stocks towards the rich earning millions in a week.

Belfort later met Naomi Lapaglia played by Margot Robbie, whom he became instantly infatuated with. He divorced his current wife, Teresa Petrillo after she found out about their affair and moved Naomi in his apartment whom he later had a daughter with named Skylar.

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Jordan Belfort’s name soon gained the FBI’s interest after earning $22 million in three hours. Belfort decided to hide his cash in a Swiss bank account wherein it’s outside the reach of the American Authorities under Naomi’s aunt’s name.

Jordan’s father feared his son’s arrest and advised him to leave Stratton Oakmont while his lawyer finds a way to keep him out of prison, unfortunately Belfort refused to leave his company.

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Everything went downhill from there. Naomi’s aunt died, and Belfort forced the captain of his yacht to sail through a storm towards Monaco and drive towards Switzerland in order to settle his bank account. Belfort’s back-up plan also failed after a seagull flew inside the engine of the plane that was supposed to take them to Geneva. $20 million stuck inside a dead person’s bank account. It was Belfort’s sign from God to sober up.

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Jordan was arrested and agreed to gather more evidence from his co-workers like wearing a wire to work but the FBI soon discovered him trying to warn his colleagues about the wire. Naomi divorced Belfort and took custody of their children. The FBI raided Stratton Oakmont, and he served a minimum of three years in prison. After his release, Belfort changed his ways and became a motivational speaker and speaks in seminars including sales technique.

“Successful people are 100% convinced that they are masters of their own destiny , they’re not creatures of circumstance, they create circumstance, if the circumstances around them suck they change them.”
― Jordan Belfort

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Taylor Alison Swift

Let’s talk about my queen, Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift is an american-born singer-songwriter commonly known for her songs about her experiences in her controversial relationships.

Taylor was born in, believe it or not, a Christmas Tree Farm where she helps remove grasshopper pods from the trees.

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Swift’s childhood home in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.

At 12, a computer repairman taught Taylor how to play three chords which she used to write her first song, “Lucky You”.

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One of Swift’s first demo CD’s.

 

14-year old Taylor Swift was discovered while playing at Bluebird Cafe for an industry showcase where she caught the attention of Scott Borchetta, a Dreamworks Records executive who’s preparing to launch his own independent record label: Big Machine Records.

 

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Left: Scott Borchetta; Right: Taylor Swift

 

At 2006, Taylor Swift’s first single “Tim McGraw” along with her self-titled first album were released. In 2007 and 2008, four more singles were released:
Teardrops on My Guitar, Our Song, Picture to Burn, and Should’ve Said No.

All were successful in entering the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart where “Our Song” and “Should’ve Said No” both reached number one, while “Teardrops on My Guitar” was able to reach number thirteen at Billboard Hot 100.

 

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Taylor Swift in 2006

 

Taylor Swift quickly rose to fame as a young singer-songwriter who writes her own love stories and transforms them into songs. Swift released four more albums every two years since 2006: Fearless (2008), Speak Now (2010), Red (2012), 1989 (2014).

And four concert tours: Fearless Tour (2009-2010), Speak Now World Tour (2011-2012), The Red Tour (2013-2014), The 1989 World Tour (2015)

 

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The 1989 World Tour Crowd

 

Taylor Swift soon became one of the youngest and most successful people in the world currently aged 26, with an estimated net worth of $250 million.

Year after year, Swift manages to top the charts earning her awards and achievements including: 10 Grammy Awards, 19 American Music Awards, 23 Billboard Music Awards, 1 Country Music Association Award, 8 Academy of Country Music Awards, 1 Brit Award, and 1 Emmy.

 

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Taylor Swift wins 8 awards at The Billboard Music Awards.

 

“I’ve told you my stories for years now. Some have been about coming of age. Some have been about coming undone. This is a story about coming into your own, and as a result…Coming alive.

I hope you know that you’ve given me the courage to change. I hope you know that who you are is who you choose to be, and that whispers behind your back don’t define you. You are the only one who gets to decide what you will be remembered for.

From the girl who said she would never cut her hair or move to New York or find happiness in a world where she is not in love…”

-Taylor Swift

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Paraiso Verde Resort & Water Park

Welcome to the first ever World Class Resort located in our very own Koronadal City~!

Koronadaleños always know the struggle when it comes to going to the beach; and the main problem is: the nearest beach is 70 kilometers away! Worry not!

Paraiso Verde Resort & Water Park is the largest ever wavepool in Mindanao, and is set right here in Koronadal City!

The Water Park focuses on it’s main attraction: Moby.

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This pool boasts it’s ability to produce 10-ft. waves, although the pool only reaches up to 4-ft. Moby can also perform the Diamond Spin, which imitates the whirpool-like experience at sea.

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Paraiso Verde also includes several  other attractions including:

1. Wiggles Kiddie Pool

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Which includes the Water Bucket and Slides. Wiggles is perfect for all those little kids. Good luck trying to pull them out of the pool once you’re ready to go home.

 

2. Adventura River Rapids

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A Fast River-Like Pool  will go you an adrenaline-filled experience within a 185-meter river loop.

 

3. Freestyle Pool

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A Lap Pool for those Micheal Phelps wannabes, and THANK GOD for the roofing so you don’t have to use all those papaya soaps after swimming laps. This pool measures 12.5 x 25 meters.

Entrance Fees for those who wish to enjoy this water park haven is set at P250 for the General Admission while P180 is charged for children within the height of 2-4ft, and children below 2-ft. can enter for FREE.

The regular cabana rent is set at P600, while an air-conditioned cabana is for P1200. If you prefer tents, you can rent them for P200-400.

For inquiries or reservations, you can call (083) 228 1988.