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Terminator Genisys vs Jurassic World

Terminator Genisys and Jurassic World are two highly anticipated movies shown in 2015. Even though both are reboot and try to reclaim the success of their origin, only one was successful. This is my analysis of both movies and the reason why one was successful and the other was not.

Terminator Genisys

The movie attempts to use Arnold Schwarzenegger to draw the crowd in the movie that made him famous. Unfortunately, many of Arnold fans are action movie fans. The story is too confusing and puts off the very same fans drawn to the first movie. The story was predictable so part of the excitement found in the first movie is lost.

After four movies and a television series, the story is stale. Also there is a lot more competing stories of android/cyborgs drawing attention of the fans - (example Robocop, Vision in Avengers).

I tried to get my children interested in this show did not succeed. The title and the thriller was not compelling enough to get them interested. There lies the main problem, …

Malaysian Banks Are Cutting Back on Credit Card Benefits

The banks are cutting back on the benefits of credit cards in Malaysia. These are the ones I know:
OCBC Titanium card started with 5% for groceries, food and petrol but reduced it to 1% without limit. However, this year they changed the cash back to 0.1% for all purchases except for online purchases which still gets 1 %.
UOB One card followed with by taking off the cap of the maximum cash back available for each month but reduced the cash back for week days to 2% (plus 1% UOBCash for BHPetrol).  Cash back were removed for spending at pharmacies. Breakdown of new cash rebates are as follow:

CategoryWeekdayWeekendCapNotePetrol2%5%RM500.00Additional 2% if pump at BHPetrol with cap of RM 400/-Cinema (GSC only)2%5%

Groceries1%2%RM1,000.00Aeon Big, Tesco, Cold Storage, Jaya Grocer and GiantTelecommunication1%2%RM300.00Maxis, Digi and CelcomOthers0.20%0.20%

I was not able to confirm is there is reduction in UOB$ earned for BHPetrol on weekdays, it looks like it is 2% for both weekday and weekend…