Friday, June 30, 2017

When Two Metalheads Meet

Hello, any metalheads out there?

Have you ever wondered what happens when you encounter a fellow metalhead in public?

Check out the video clip below:



Have you read the June 19, 2017 blogpost “The Elephant in the Room”? (If you haven't, you may peruse it at this link http://helpvictor.blogspot.my/2017/06/1mdb-elephant-in-room.html).

Miranda Kerr (left) voluntarily handed over $8.1 million (£6.3 million) worth of jewelry to the US justice department.
 
This was after prosecutors said the items were bought for her by ex-boyfriend Jho Low with stolen government money.
 
Just like Leonardo DiCaprio (right), whose spokesperson said had turned over $3.2 million (£2.5 million) in artwork, including a Picasso painting, gifted to him by the Malaysian financier.
 
Rosmah Mansor too, should follow suit.
 
After all, it has been alleged that nearly $30 million (£23.8 million) that was misappropriated from the 1MDB fund was also used to buy jewelry for the wife of “Malaysian Official 1” – indisputably referring to her. That’s much, much more than what the combined Kerr and DiCaprio received!
 
But that’s to be expected. After all, Rosmah is not just anybody.
 
Money rained on Jho Low only because of intercession by that someone in 1MDB who could authorize payments. 
 
If Malaysians persist in drowning themselves in overindulgent optimism, then they are bound to stay despondently disgruntled.

That's because the shameless slut doesn’t give a shit about returning the bling-bling bought with looted money. She may even believe it is her entitlement.
 
And that Najib Razak’s providence means she gets to enjoy a luxurious lifestyle that is opulently ostentatious.

Some people have all the luck. Correction. One woman.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Joker in Multiple Versions

One of my favorite villains of all time is the Joker (left).
 
Behind that permanent sad smile etched on a face that shows composed rage, and accompanied by that devil-may-care laughter is somebody I can relate to.
 
Anyway, do check out every version of the Joker ranked from worst to best?
 
 
In response to Sarawak Report’s expose on the RM9.5 million being allegedly transferred to lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah from Najib Razak’s private account between August 2013 and March 2014 – Anwar Ibrahim filed two suits: One on June 09 to quash his sodomy conviction on grounds that the court did not come to a just decision, and the second on June 15 to compel both Najib and Shafee to show their bank statements.

This was in relation to the claim that Shafee (right) was the prosecutor appointed by the attorney-general to prosecute Anwar in the Court of Appeals and the Federal Court; and that the alleged payments to him by Najib "were at all times concealed from the relevant Courts and the plaintiff".
 
The legal papers also mentioned that these payments disqualify Shafee from being an independent prosecutor.
 
Therefore, on June 21, the Kuala Lumpur High Court ordered the government to reply to Anwar's application by July 12 as well as directed the UMNO-linked Shafee to file his response by July 19. And the next case management has been fixed for August 03.

It’s strange that Najib (right) was not represented and Justice Kamaludin Md Said made no mention of the prime minister either.
 
In the meantime, the Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar had energetically dismissed the Sarawak Report allegation as mere hearsay. Idiot!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Harry Potter and the Scottish Connection

 
 
Did you know that Scotland was the setting for Harry Potter and his adventures?
 
Therefore, on the twentieth anniversary of the very first Harry Potter book – June 26, 2017 to be exact – it is fitting that our attention turns to this part of the UK, where the global publishing phenomenon began back in 1997.
 
That tome was Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (later renamed Sorcerer's Stone for the US market) introduced a boy wizard and a magical cast of supporting characters.
 
[Note: Its first print run produced 1,000 copies – all now highly sought after by collectors – and earned the author a £1,500 (RM8,172) contract from Bloomsbury].

With that, penniless single mother JK Rowling (left) finally found success – after a series of rejections from publishers – and the book became the first installment of a seven-novel series that has sold 450 million copies worldwide and spawned eight blockbuster films.
 
In fact, this month Queen Elizabeth II made her “Companion of Honour”, a rare order which has a maximum of 65 members, for her contribution to the arts.
 
And the national tourist office VisitScotland has rightfully put together an itinerary covering the locations which inspired JK Rowling to pen her best-selling series.
 
Unsurprisingly, the trip begins in the Scottish capital. Its medieval architecture transports fans back to a time of witchcraft and wizardry.

There are two cafés on the itinerary: Elephant House (where JK Rowling spent hours writing the story of the bespectacled Boy who Lived, looking up from time to time to contemplate Edinburgh Castle) and Spoon.










Elephant House, 21 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, UK 
 
The magical tour continues by car or train in the direction of Fort William. On the way, you’ll see Rannoch Moor, a vast wilderness where the Death Eaters board the train in the film Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 1.
 
This is also an opportunity to visit Glasgow, where Gothic-style buildings are similar to Hogwarts School.













The part of the trip by train will remind fans of the scenes on board the Hogwarts Express. AFP pic

One of the highlights of the trip is the Jacobite Steam Train which brings the magic atmosphere of the series to life. Starting in Fort William and ending in Mallaig, fans will relive scenes from the films on the Hogwarts Express.

The train crosses the Scottish countryside on the West Highland Line.

The trip ends on the fourth day in the Highlands where VisitScotland recommends visiting Steall Falls, a beautiful cascading waterfall featured in The Goblet of Fire.

Kindly check out the detailed itinerary at: www.visitscotland.com.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

A Suicide Crisis in Canada

Suicide is a phenomenon that is becoming rampant. Worldwide.

In Canada, an aboriginal community declared a state of emergency following the suicide of three teenage girls.

Chief Brennan Sainnawap of the remote Wapekeka First Nation in northern Ontario made the declaration last week.

On June 13, Jenera Roundsky, 12, became the latest child to die as part of a suicide pact. She had reportedly texted a friend to say goodbye.

In January 2017, two 12-year-olds, Chantell Fox and Jolynn Winter, killed themselves.

The community says almost 40 youths are considered to be at risk in a town of about 400 people.

Last year, Attawapiskat First Nation in Ontario declared a state of emergency after 11 people tried to take their own lives in a single day. And according to reports, there were more than 100 attempts since September 2015.

And even as tribal leaders asked Health Canada for funds to establish a youth suicide prevention program – even meeting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – the money that did come through were severely inadequate.

Nishnawbe Aski Nation, which represent 49 First Nation communities within northern Ontario including Wapekeka and Attawapiskat, had informed of 17 suicides across the region between January 2016 and January 2017.

Governments must take suicide seriously. Very seriously.
 
Please stop being in denial and do something to help these teens.
 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Disney Villains: The Musical

I found this 2-and-a-half-minute mini-musical featuring Disney female villains – and I loved it. Methinks, these malefactors were just sadly misunderstood!



The Wall Street Journal has been regularly reporting on the 1MDB saga. And this has caused much displeasure and distress amongst PM Najib Razak's toadies.








Image credit: http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2017/06/23/annuar-wsj-peddling-fake-news-about-malaysia/

So much so that UMNO information chief and Ketereh MP Annuar Musa (above pic) declared Friday that WSJ is peddling fake news about Malaysia.
 
He labelled it as an “Israeli propaganda paper”, targeting successive UMNO-led governments and showing blatant favoritism towards the opposition over the last 19 years.
 
He further accused it of wanting to impose its own liberal secularist extremist agenda on Malaysia and therefore, Malaysians should not believe a word the WSJ says!
 
On the same day too, Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi advised Malaysians to not mortgage our sovereignty and independence to the foreign media to dictate national politics.
 
To me, fake Members of Parliament like Annuar are worse than fake news. Assuming of course, that Malaysians believe the 1MDB stories are nothing more than fiction.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Zeti Akhtar Aziz: Irresponsible, ineffectual and impotent

Bank Negara Malaysia was powerless – unable to take further action than just some fines to “relevant bodies and financial institutions” over breach of regulations in relation to the 1MDB case.
 
This was the admission by former Bank Negara governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz (left), who added that the handling of the 1MDB case was one of her (supposedly) toughest moments in office, Sin Chew Daily reported.
 
Still, she boasted that Bank Negara has the most comprehensive laws, including the Central Bank of Malaysia Act 2009 and Financial Services Act 2013 to preserve the integrity, stability and healthy functioning of the financial system.
 
“So, we could issue letters of administrative compound to relevant bodies and financial institutions breaching Bank Negara’s regulations in the 1MDB case. I would say the fines were probably the highest in history”, she told the Chinese vernacular daily, explaining how the whole matter was settled with the fine being paid.
 
In March last year, BNM had said it would initiate “appropriate action” against 1MDB for failing to produce evidence it had used the allocated $1.83 billion for debt management and restructuring exercises overseas. 1MDB had initially cited these two reasons when asked why the money had not been repatriated to Malaysian shores.
 
BNM then fined 1MDB on April 28, giving the state-owned investment fund a May 30 deadline to settle the fine. 1MDB paid the fine on May 25, and with that, new BNM governor Muhammad Ibrahim said the central bank’s investigations into 1MDB had concluded.
 
The fine was one of the last actions by Zeti before she retired on April 30 last year, with deputy governor Muhammad Ibrahim taking over the next day.
 
She added that the primary objective of BNM in dealing with the 1MDB case was to ensure the integrity of the country’s financial system. And yet, in the same breath, she uttered that flaccid excuse that she did not have the power to prosecute.
 
On a related note, prior to the 1MDB probe, the central bank had already acted against AmBank, issuing a fine of RM53.7 million for breaching anti-money-laundering and counter-terrorism finance obligations in relation to “politically exposed persons” – and of course, we know these were linked to the 1MDB scandal.
 
As far as I am concerned, Zeti had failed to do her job. She was irresponsible, ineffectual and impotent.

The 600-km Journey

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The plains zebra, also known as the common zebra or Burchell's zebra (Equus quagga). Image credit: http://www.wildwhispersafrica.com/rwanda/akagera-national-park/

A news story coming out of Africa reported that hundreds to thousands of animals will begin their journey from the Sango Ranch in the Save Valley Conservancy in Zimbabwe to the Zinave National Park in Mozambique – in what is said to be one of the largest mass-movement of animals in the continent to date.
 
These safari stalwarts will travel 600km (or 370 miles) in an effort to help replenish animal numbers that were devastated during Mozambique's bloody 15-year civil war.
 
All government approval has reportedly been passed, so the only part left now is the actual task of transferring the animals. The Parks and Wildlife Management Authority of Zimbabwe note that the first batch of animals to be involved include 50 elephants, 50 kudu, 100 giraffes, 200 zebras, 200 buffaloes, 300 wildebeests and 900 impala.
 
These aren’t the only animals being transferred; thousands more are expected to relocate within the next upcoming years.
 
PWMA spokesperson Simukai Nyasha said: “For us this relocation is the perfect example how conservation in Africa works”.
 
Zimbabwe wildlife parks have been relocating animals for years. Although it’s not always in an attempt to replenish an animal species in a given area, it’s sometimes to humanely rid the regions of over-populations of various animals.

The World Taekwondo Federation has changed its name to World Taekwondo after becoming uncomfortable with the “negative connotations” of its acronym, WTF.
 
The name World Taekwondo Federation had been with them since 1973, but they had contemplated a change since the slang abbreviation ‘WTF’ gained currency on social media.
 
“In the digital age, the acronym of our federation has developed negative connotations unrelated to our organization and so it was important that we rebranded to better engage with our fans,” World Taekwondo president Chungwon Choue said.
 
World Taekwondo. What the…

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Selamat Hari Raya Semua!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This Hari Raya greeting card was created by Chrristine Ngiam. Thank you!
 
Selamat Hari Raya semua!
Setahun hanya sekali, meraihkan hari yang mulia ini!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wonder women: Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot. Photo credit: Charbonneau/REX/Shutterstock

Wonder Woman” surpassed the $600 million mark worldwide Wednesday. Actually, tickets sales added up to $601.6 million, consisting of $289.2 million domestic and $312.4 million overseas.
 
And the superhero epic set a new milestone on Friday when it became the highest-grossing live-action film to be directed by a woman.
 
This means that the adventure blockbuster had eclipsed the $609.8 million racked up by “Mamma Mia!” the Abba musical that was directed by Phyllida Lloyd.
 
Comic fans loved “Wonder Woman”, praising it as a breath of fresh air after a series of downbeat comic book films such as “Suicide Squad” and “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice”.

“Wonder Woman is set to be one of 2017’s biggest hits, a huge profitable success beyond the studio's expectations, acclaimed by both critics and audiences, and the biggest Warner DC Universe film that doesn't include Batman!

And Wonder Woman 2 is already a virtual lock.

An Emergency in the Making

Mahathir Mohamad (left) warned that the BN government will declare emergency and suspend Parliament should it lose marginally at the coming polls, i.e. GE14.
 
“The government will refuse to admit defeat. The opposition would be accused of cheating. No evidence would be needed for the government to declare this. The bullies of the BN will be ready to create instability”, the PPBM chairperson and former prime minister had written in his blog on Thursday.
 
He said the measures would include the setting up of a National Operations Council, similar to the emergency-era “Mageran” council following the 1969 race riots.
 
“At that stage the BN may offer monetary incentives to opposition MPs to cross over. Once the BN gains a sufficient majority, the emergency would be lifted and the BN would form a majority government”, said Mahathir.
 
The next general election must be held by the middle of next year. Mahathir signaled “worse” abuses in the 14th general election will occur compared to the ones listed by electoral reforms group Bersih 2.0 in the 2013 national polls.
 
I am sure there will be the usual shenanigans from Najib and company. And don't discount new surprises too.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Outgoing Area B3 Director Vicente Banaag Jr and I
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Incoming Area B1 Director Kingston Lee, Area B3 Director Francis Sales and I
    
Yesterday, I was at Level 2, Wisma LYL in Petaling Jaya for the Standard Chartered GBS (previously called Scope) Toastmasters Club’s installation of the 2017-2018 exco. 
 
I was one of only 2 external guests invited  the other was Dr Thilla from Money Mastery Toastmasters Club. 

Anyway, I am deeply honored.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Bashful Berguen/Bravuogn













Image credit: http://www.ferienwohnung-berguen.ch/ferienwohnung_berguen_infos.html












Image credit: https://inserbia.info/today/2017/06/swiss-village-bans-photos-of-scenery-to-avoid-upsetting-people-who-cant-visit/











Image credit: http://www.ferienwohnung-berguen.ch/bilder/berguen_1g.jpg

A Swiss community has introduced a bylaw banning tourists from taking selfies, Instagram pics and photos in general in a brash marketing ploy that claims the ban is for everyone’s own good. This was announced on May 30, 2017 by the local tourist office.
 
The scenic village of Berguen/Bravuogn, which has a German/Romansh double name – is located about an hour away from St Moritz, the well-publicized alpine resort – visitors who dare to pull out their camera or smartphone to snap photos of the quaint alpine village, mountain peaks and verdant valley floor, face fines of CHF5 (RM22), for violating the new law.
 
It is common knowledge that social media can stir feelings of jealousy, FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), and depression among users, officials say, particularly when scrolling through photos of stunning travel destinations – much like their quaint Swiss village.
 
“The municipality of Berguen/Bravuogn is beautiful. We don’t want to make the people outside of the community seeing photos of our picturesque landscape divided over social media and be unhappy, and so we invite them to visit and experience Berguen themselves”, said Peter Nicolay, the No. 1 man in a statement.
 
In addition to scrubbing their own social media accounts of photos that shamelessly showcase the village in all its natural beauty, the local residents came together and made a plea to NASA on Facebook, asking the space agency to delete or blur satellite photos that inadvertently – and unavoidably – capture its pictorial charm.
 
“Dear NASA, we are a small municipality in Graubuenden, Switzerland”, Nicolay said in a video message.
 
“We have discovered that pictures of our beautiful village are being shared on social media making other people unhappy because they cannot be here.
 
That’s why we have officially forbidden photography here, because we want everyone to be happy”.
 
Bergün/Bravuogn has some 700 inhabitants. The 67 kilometer Albula Railway which crosses the village has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2008.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Jamal Yunos Too Has Jewelry Worth RM120 Million

Najib Razak’s court jester is at it again!
 
With the US Department of Justice having filed a civil lawsuit seeking to recover $540 million in assets believed to have been bought with stolen 1MDB money – Red shirt leader Jamal Yunos yesterday pulled off another stunt.
 
He called a press conference and proudly showed off a necklace and ring – and claiming the jewelry pieces were valued at RM120 million. He even expressed the hope of auctioning them soon.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jamal told the media: “If the DoJ wants to look for me, then this gives me an opportunity to travel to the United States”.
 
He scolded the opposition for being so gullible as to easily believe the DoJ claim that 1MDB funds were used to buy a 22-carat pink diamond pendant and necklace, worth $27.3 million for the wife of “Malaysian Official 1”.
 
Jamal said the claims by DoJ were targeted at Prime Minister Najib and his wife Rosmah Mansor.
 
In any case, the DoJ’s 251-page document did not name either Najib or Rosmah, or seek court approval to seize the jewelry. So, what gives?
 
If we are to believe Jamal and the other Najib apologists, then the Americans are merely trying to stir trouble for our dear PM and wife.
 
Malaysians shouldn’t tolerate this!
 
Let’s hope that MO1 will summon the US ambassador to protest the lies perpetuated by the DoJ or instruct the PMO to file a countersuit against the federal executive department of the US government.
 
Or better still, get the Red Shirts to organize a thousand-only rally with placards denouncing American meddling – and if the MO1 can be a wee bit more generous, the assembled demonstrators can even buy an American flag for them to trample on and afterwards, burn.
 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Gal Gadot's Itsy-bitsy Income

Oh, the Gal Gadot-starring/Patty Jenkins-directed action spectacular had on June 16, 2017 already earned $517 million worldwide.
 
There’s no doubt Wonder Woman is the feminist superhero movie the world didn’t know it needed.
 
So, why did Wonder Woman herself only earn $300,000?
 
Compared to how much the film has made, it's an itsy-bitsy drop in the vast ocean.
 
While Gadot's pay cheque is reportedly on par with what Chris Evans took home for his first appearance in Captain America, it's also considerably less than many of our other favorite comic book characters when they too were making their start in their respective franchises.
 
Henry Cavill (Superman, Man of Steel), Christian Bale (Batman, Batman Begins) and Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) all reportedly earned between $9-40 million for their superhero performances.
 
Sure, Gadot was an unknown quantity. But can we please have more faith in the power of strong and authentic female characters, and the professional actors who bring them to life?
 
Yes, $300,000 is very much humongous by my standards – of course lah, I am almost destitute! – but really, she deserved more. Lots more.
 
I was at the Gamuda Toastmasters meeting today in Damansara Perdana, PJ where I was offered a speaking slot. I was advised just a day before.  
 
Nonetheless, I delivered a CC#3 titled “You Will Never Know”.  And I was the sole speaker.

And yes, it was a good meeting!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Warning from Rosmah Mansor on Slander

Law firm Messrs Noorhajran Mohd Noor acting for Rosmah Mansor on Saturday warned that they are “monitoring social media and all forms of publications” because of vicious volleys of venomous vengefulness that had been directed against the latter.
 
Those who do so would face legal action without further notices or references, they threatened.
 
“These attacks are false allegations made without any proof or basis, done with malice with the sole intent of putting Rosmah in disrepute, casting aspersions of alleged wrongdoings and causing harm and injury to her reputation”.
 
Mahathir Mohamad challenged the prime minister’s wife to carry out her threat of taking her accusers to court. In a short video clip posted on his Facebook page yesterday said: “Rosmah says she wants to hunt down those who slander her, and I do not fear because this is not slander. Courage for truth”.
 
Mahathir added: "If you are brave, sue us. I am prepared”.
 
Lawyers say the threat is unlikely to result in any real legal action, such as a defamation suit, due to the legal work entailed and the fact that the wife of the prime minister would likely be called to testify as well.
 
"It seems they're doing it to scare people from commenting on her. It's a practice to intimidate others", said Eric Paulsen, executive director of Lawyers for Liberty.
 
Paulsen said blogs and social media users should not be targeted as they are not the originators of information regarding 1MDB.
 
Litigation lawyer Siti Kasim said individuals or publications would only be liable if they made subjective claims that cannot be proven in court.
 
"If there are claims that she has spent money lavishly from 1MDB, it's a different story. But even then, if she sues over the fact that she's not the recipient of money linked to 1MDB, (her lawyers) will have come out with proof that she wasn't".
 
Siti, who is also a vocal human rights activist, added there no longer appears to be any legal issues in naming Rosmah as the wife of MO1.
 
"A minister has publicly confirmed that MO1 is the prime minister and so by implication, she (Rosmah) is the wife of the prime minister. I'm not sure how's she going to disprove that", Siti said.
 
Last September Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Rahman Dahlan said in an interview with the BBC that MO1, as named by the US Department of Justice was none other than PM Najib Razak.
 
"I've said it openly. Obviously, if you read the documents, it is the prime minister", the BBC quoted him as saying in an article titled "Who is Malaysian Official 1? Case closed".
 
We know Najib has not denied this.
 
Besides, what is wrong in discussing matters of public interest?
 
It is important to acknowledge that the DoJ allegations relate to public funds and the conduct of governmental officials including MO1. Therefore, nobody should try to stifle free expression.

And Najib, can you please come out from under the bed? You can’t hide forever!

Monday, June 19, 2017

1MDB: The Elephant in the Room

The US Department of Justice on Thursday filed a set of civil forfeiture suits involving 1MDB – aiming to seize an additional $540 million in allegedly ill-gotten assets – and bringing the total sum sought to $1.7 billion.

The court papers revealed that some of the stolen money was used to buy a $27.3 million Lorraine Schwartz’s pink diamond necklace allegedly for PM Najib Razak’s wife and a 300-foot luxury yacht called The Equanimity that comes with a helicopter pad and movie theater for billionaire Jho Low as well as properties and rare memorabilia for Najib’s step-son Riza Aziz

The pilfered wealth was also used to buy very expensive jewelry for Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr.

And priceless art that included the Picasso painting ‘Nature Morte au Crane de Taureau’, which was later given to actor Leonardo DiCaprio as a birthday gift.
 
And additional funds were used to underwrite Hollywood films – including ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ and the Jim Carrey movie ‘Dumb and Dumber To’.
 
Red Granite Pictures, which financed both of those films and was founded by Najib’s stepson, are currently in settlement talks.
 
The doubters and the naysayers should read the whole DoJ document and discover for themselves that rapacious greed is alive and well. Pay particular attention to pp 99-100, p 115, p 224 and p 228.
 
As Marina Mahathir says it’s amazing how many times huge transfers of money are explained as ‘gifts’ with exactly the same words each time.
 
Still, denials stubbornly persist.
 
1MDB said on Friday that they are not a party to the civil lawsuit and have never been contacted in relation to the case.
 
Malaysia’s Attorney-General’s Chambers reaffirmed that there was no evidence of misappropriation of 1MDB funds, nor have there been any criminal charges against anyone over the matter.
 
UMNO minister Salleh Said Keruak even suggested the opposition had colluded with DoJ in the said filing and described it as an act of treason.
 
1MDB are back in the limelight.

Wouldn't it be better if Najib step forward and confess? 
 
You simply cannot hide the elephant in the room!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Wonder Woman Anecdotes


Image credit: http://comicbook.com/dc/2016/12/19/wonder-woman-movie-images-forest-battle/

Wonder Woman has been smashing the box office in true Diana Prince fashion, and director Patty Jenkins posted about how it's positively affecting young children.  

On June 12, 2017, on Twitter, Jenkins (left) shared a note her producer sent her about how a group of kindergarten students reacted to the superhero film within a week of its release.
 
The note detailed a catalog of anecdotes from both female and male students who enjoyed the blockbuster.
 
The note says the author works at a kindergarten. Since the writer has not come forward publicly yet, the stories are not verified.

Still, they do go a long way in illustrating how important it is for children to see strong, intelligent, powerful women lead films, particularly in the superhero universe so often dominated by men.
 
Here's that listing:
 
On Monday, a boy who was obsessed with Iron Man, told me he had asked his parents for a new Wonder Woman lunchbox.
 
A little girl said "When I grow up I want to speak hundreds of languages like Diana".
 
This girl had her parents revamp her Beauty and the Beast birthday party in THREE DAYS because she simply had to have a Wonder Woman party.
 
Seven girls playing together during recess on Tuesday, saying that since they all wanted to be Wonder Woman they had agreed to be Amazons and not fight but work together to defeat evil.
 
There is this one girl that refuses to listen to you unless you address her as Wonder Woman.
 
Another girl very seriously asked the teacher if she could ditch her uniform for the Wonder Woman armor bc she 'wanted to be ready if she needed to save the world.' The teacher laughed and said it was okay, and the next day the girl came dressed as Wonder Woman and not a single kid batted an eye.
 
They are making a wrap-up dance show, and they asked the teacher if they could come as superheroes, they are going to sing a song about bunnies.
 
This kid got angry and threw a plastic car over his head and a girl gasped 'LIKE IN THE MOVIE'.
 
A boy threw his candy wrapping in the floor and a 5-year-old girl screamed 'DON'T POLLUTE YOU IDIOT, THAT IS WHY THERE ARE NO MEN IN T[H]EMYSCIRA'.
 
On Wednesday, a girl came with a printed list of every single female superhero and her powers, to avoid any trouble when deciding roles at recess.
 
I was talking to one of the girls that hadn't seen the movie, and the next day she came and very seriously told me "you were right, Wonder Woman was way better than Frozen".
 
"ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE! This makes every hard day worth it", wrote Jenkins. "Thank you to whomever wrote it!!" Wow!!!