Monday, February 20, 2012

Gee Gee Gee Gee Clock

The story behind this Gee Clock: I have a friend (A) who's in love with Yoona from Girls Generation (SNSD), and another friend (B) who likes memes and funny internet images. Friend B found an image of an SNSD girl asking what time it is and behind her is a clock layout with "GEE" as the numbers. Gee is a repeated word from the song "Gee" by a Korean dance group called Girls Generation. Friend B suggested that we gift a Gee clock to friend A and here is the clock. It took me a good hour two hours, mostly because I'm slow and was indecisive on how the clock should look. I just hope I printed the correct girl for the clock.

I bought the clock from IKEA, so it may not live for a very long time. What I'm more concerned about is what my parents told me: according to my parents' parents' beliefs, giving a clock to a person means asking them to go die. *-* If only I knew earlier. Now it's like I wrote a letter with red ink to a friend. ... I hope he'll like the clock.

If you don't know about Girls Generation and their song Gee, you can watch it here:

Thursday, February 16, 2012

3 Years

It's been three years since I started this blog (according to the Western calendar). I decided to look at the blog stats to see the top three search keywords used to find this blog. These are what were listed:

The results surprised me. I figured one of them would be related to a Toronto event or Toronto squirrels. Aren't there better websites for Tokidoki? And why Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt genderbend?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Snow, I miss you

I didn't bother to edit the image other than resizing it.

It was a dark and snowy morning when I took this picture at York University Keele campus on the 27th of January, 2012. Why couldn't the snow stay for another week? Every time it snows it stays for about a day, then it rains. Slightly warmer days ensue and a snowy day comes by. The pattern starts over. Does anyone else miss the large amount of snow Toronto used to get?

In other news, I saw a squirrel sleeping on my neighbor's fence on January 7. Yes. It was warm enough for the squirrels to come out sleeping on fences again. I'm not sure if it's the same squirrel from September 8, 2010's post. That would be cool, unless squirrels normally like to sleep on fences (though that's cool too).

The following image is a screenshot of the sleeping squirrel from a video I took of it.

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Film "Earthlings"

Every week, the university faculty I am enrolled in sends emails about events related to their subject, environmental studies. One was about a screening for a film called "Eartlings" on campus today. I wanted to check it out, but the event time was late, so I decided to watch it on my own.

I was shocked by the movie. I didn't think it would be (warning: these may be spoilers) so bloody and violent. It was almost as shocking as the movies and videos about genocide presented back in high school. Animals being treated like things rather than living beings. Like cutting a rock into two pieces or stepping on well-made jello until it's almost nothing but liquid. It's so... cruel? Inhumane? I'm not sure if I have the right to say that because I live off products that humans take from animals. Throughout the film, I just kept imagining the animals as people. Not furries, but actual people. (No offense to the furries out there.)

I remember I wanted to become a vegetarian in my early teens. Meat just started to taste funny to me (though I believe it had more to do with my mother's cooking and her way of storing meat). I told my parents about wanting to not eat meat and they told me it'll never happen, because they won't let it happen. When I entered university, I tried to eat as little meat as possible. I thought all was going well with the grains and the veggies until I had a blood test and found out that I lost valuable nutrients in my body. My doctor told me to take iron pills and to eat vegetables high in iron and red meat more often. Red meat... from cows. When my parents found out about my eating habits, they just wouldn't stop offering me meat--BBQ meat from Chinese meat eateries like Shark's Fin City at Pacific Mall. My family doesn't eat Halal--they don't think about where our food comes from or how it was treated before getting to the dinner table. I was told "who cares about how your meat was treated. Meat is meat and you need it." No matter how much I try to convince them to think about where their food comes from, in the end, they don't really give a damn as long as it looks good and is affordable. I've pretty much given up convincing them to wonder.

Well, whatever. I'll just have to introduce halal, tofu and asparagus dishes later on as a regular lunch and dinner item. Though asparagus does make urine smell different...
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