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Saturday, December, 29, 2007

Blue Sky Days

Filed under: films, my stuff — mete23 @ 11:20 am

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Babel

It has to be one of the most disturbing films I’ve ever seen. All stereotypes are played on, all prejudices are shown. It is both metaphorically and emotionally powerful. Warning, pretty gross scenes involving a nude woman and a masturbating kid. Babel has a similar story outline to Crash; everything doesn’t flow in order but the audience won’t know until the later portion of the film.

Jim Yardley used this simile to illustrate Beijing’s attempt to be “greener” in the article Beijing’s Olympic Quest: Turn Smoggy Sky Blue

Beijing is like an athlete trying to get into shape by walking on a treadmill yet eating double cheeseburgers at the same time.

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Blue Sky Days! haha. New York City doesn’t get too many of those either. I should start my own Blue Sky Day log. Beijing better get some Blue Sky Days before 08-08-08!

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Left to Right, fish head, sad panda, FLAMING HEAD!, goat?, and an eagle! GO GO FUWA FUWA MIGHT MORPHING FUWA!

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Tuesday, December, 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

Filed under: eric, films, Music, my stuff — mete23 @ 6:14 pm

merry christmas everyone! that’s all i really wanted to say and adding those colours took forever.

but i’m right now listening to Lyrycyst, a rapper who raps pretty well. joel introduced him to me.

if you are you bored i am also reading about Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney. Newsweek made this interesting juxtapose.

i saw Babel with Eric yesterday. i’ll make a post later on; right now, i’m off to a Christmas potluck :D.

Monday, December, 24, 2007

Shopdropping!

Filed under: my stuff — mete23 @ 11:23 am

Has anyone heard of shopdropping?? It’s okay I didn’t know either. but it’s quite humorous. Shopdropping is the opposite of shoplifting; people put things into a store instead of stealing things out. I found this in today’s New York Times. The title of the article is Anarchists in the Aisles? Stores Provide A Stage.

“Otherwise known as reverse shoplifting, shopdropping involves surreptitiously putting things in stores, rather than illegally taking them out, and the motivations vary.

Anti-consumerist artists slip replica products packaged with political messages onto shelves while religious proselytizers insert pamphlets between the pages of gay-and-lesbian readings at book stores.

Can Christians be any more dumb? Seriously, this is so embarrassing. Get a life! Spread the Word in other ways.

โ€œWhen better than Christmas to make a point about hyper-consumerism?โ€ asked Mr. Jennings, 37, whose action figure comes with tiny accessories including a gas mask, bolt cutter, and two Molotov cocktails, and looks convincingly like any other doll on most toy-store shelves. Putting it in stores and filming people as they try to buy it as they interact with store clerks, Mr. Jennings said he hoped to show that even radical ideology gets commercialized. He said for safety reasons he retrieves the figures before customers take them home.

I don’t think this is dumb because Mr. Jennings’ has a good point about hyper-consumerism. I don’t see how putting anti-gay and lesbian notes will help in anyway. It’ll only make people hate Christians. Is shopdropping illegal though? Anti-consumerists aren’t the only ones taking advantage of shopdropping. In order to promote their music, indie bands are slapping their stickers in stores and putting their CDs on Starbuck CD racks.

Another interesting article I stumbled upon. Also from today’s New York Times, “Chinese Unveil Mammoth Arts Center” is about this new performing arts center located near Tiananmen Square. Paul Andreu is the French architect who designed this gigantic and somewhat of an eyesore building. The Chinese probably provided the cheap labor. An interesting thing is the location of this opera slash performing arts (ballet, orchestral) hall. The long forbidden world of arts is juxtaposed with this politically stifling area. I guess it’s a good thing but this is another example of China trying so hard to fit into the world of democracy even though they remain communistic. Quit pretending! One more thing, China has fantastic pianists to perform in this hall, but they do not have an outstanding ballet troupe. Their operas are like old fashion and in general, they lack performers. In fact, they have to hire New York and London Philharmonic to play there! WHY BUILD SUCH AN EXPENSIVE BUILDING?! 400 MILLION! Use the money to fix the ugly pollution problem or bridge the ever divided rich and poor gap.

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Peter Parks/Agence France-Presse โ€” Getty Images

Saturday, December, 22, 2007

It all started with a chair

Filed under: films — mete23 @ 11:19 pm

Emily and I went to see Juno! I love that name and no, it’s not “Juneau, Alaska“, Mark Loring. There are so many subtle jokes; the humor is so witty ๐Ÿ˜€ I can watch it over and over again. Ellen Page surprised me because her character was so complex. She had to wear vintage, garbage looking clothing and talk in sea monkey language. This is the second pregnant movie I’ve watched this year (the first being Knocked Up). But it was a beautiful little movie.ย  Michael Cera played Paulie Bleecker, super dorky but cute. AH Here is a quote page. It’s hilarious. Thundercats are GO! Trailer here too.

By the way, Jamie Lynn Spears is pregnant?ย  ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Thanks for everyone’s kind words.

What’s in the box!!

Filed under: buddies, my stuff — mete23 @ 10:44 pm

Videoblog of early Christmas gifts that I opened before December 25 ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks Tony for the Timbuk2 Underground Day Pack. I’ve put it too good use!

Thanks Albert for THE SUPER AWESOME AIRZOOKA!!! I’m gonna try to get a video of me air shooting Eric. Muahha!

And of course, many slaps of thanks to my brother for presenting me with a Dundie Award. I feel so honored that I should make my own Dundie Award acceptance speech. Also, thanks for the Dwight Schrute Bobble Head! My desk is fantastic looking.

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I like the Bushiest Beaver Award.

The assorted body washes, shower gels, and hand soaps are yummy smelling. Thanks Pratima and Joyce.

Glimpse of School

Filed under: buddies, eric, school — mete23 @ 10:22 pm

This is what we do in A.P. Chemistry ๐Ÿ˜€

After school, I was so honored to witness one of the best concerts I’ve ever been too:

Special thanks to Johanna, Michelle, Eric, and Jack for bearing with Angela. The lady that we lied to when we said that Angela was a runner up in season four’s American Idol sounded like she actually believed us. Man, talk about gullible or just plain dumb people.

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