Monday, June 15, 2015

Jurassic World - One Key Financial Literacy Element That I've Learnt From The Movie

Yesterday, managed to catch the highly anticipated blockbuster of the year, Jurassic World, a sequel that I've been waited for 14 years (the last sequel, Jurassic Park 3 is miss-able). Without a doubt, it is an entertaining and exciting ride (kind of like really visiting a theme park), having said that, it still cannot surpass the original Jurassic Park (1993). At the time of the writing, it is official that Jurassic World is the second biggest opening in America, with a whopping $204 millions on its opening week. 

Even though I have enjoyed the movie quite a fair bit but there is one thing that I felt not equipping myself enough prior to the movie, this is especially obvious when I am trying to relay certain scenes with my friends, after the show.  

Do you want to make a guess what is it? 

Yes, it is about relating (naming) the specific dinosaurs from the movie at certain scenes. At the very most, this is what I can describe it : "You know, the dinosaur from the water.. what do you called it? Anyway, it looks really cool hoh?!" (by the way, the name of that lizard like marine dinosaur is called "mosasaurus"). I think it will enhance the quality of our conversation if we can use the proper name of the dinosaurs. 

Of course, I am not saying that we need to know them all (in fact, I find that some of them is quite impossible to pronounce correctly without the help of Google Translate. For example, do you want to try Pachycephalosaurus?

In any case, what is it got to do with Financial Literary? 

Often time, in Financial literary, we need to get used to the alien Financial Terms or abbreviation akin to the dinosaur names, for example, the ROA, ROE, CAPEX, NAV, ROCE, COE and many many more (by the way, last one is not really a financial term ;-)) Without knowing them in more detail, it might be a challenge to understand what your friend or the article is talking/written about. Hence, it is important to learn some basic financial terms (like the T-Rex and Raptors of the Jurassic World) in order to boost our financial literacy. 

So, my simple equation is :

Name Of Dinosaurs = Financial Terms!

Cheers!

P/S: If you want to know all the dinosaurs names featured in the Jurassic World movie, check out their official site here

2 comments:

  1. Hi Richard,

    I was trying to click your article to know more about the movie before I go to watch myself. Instead I am laughing at the funny long names of the dinosaurs.

    Pachycephalosaurus.........hahaha...so easy to pronounce!!! Haha

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    1. Rolf : Hahaha, I really have problem pronouncing that name! lol

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