Friday, September 15, 2006

Survivor: Cook Island -- Racist?

So I watched Survivor: Cook Islands and I have to say that the race issue isn’t even one. I mean it was entertaining. There was a white tribe, Asian tribe, black tribe and a Hispanic tribe and they were all entertaining. They all had things to say that were “racists” towards their own “kind”, such as in the black tribe one woman said that the machete was not sharp enough to cut cotton. Then an Asian guy stated how other people think that Asian’s can’t see because of their slanted eyes. The white tribe screamed “Whity”. Then the Hispanic tribe made a joke about rowing away from an island not towards.

It’s so funny. It shows that people feel comfortable with people they are with enough to state things they wouldn’t normally state with other people from other races around. For the reward and immunity the Asian tribe won. The notion that Asians are good with puzzles seems to be on the dot…to a point. Puzzles were part of this immunity/reward and they zoomed through those puzzles. The Hispanic tribe was in the lead for the majority of the challenge until they got to the NEWS puzzle. The black tribe couldn’t get their boat put together fast enough. The white tribe had trouble rowing.

The twist was that the losing tribe would be able to pick one person from the winning tribes (because three tribes win and one tribe goes to tribal counsel) to go to exile island. The black tribe lost. They decided to pick a one of the older white guy to go to exile island. I stated that if they sent an Asian that they would find that immunity idol right off the back. Ha =P .

This is interesting because it does show how well certain groups work together and it’s not a race thing as much as it’s just a culture thing. Work ethics are different through the tribes. I really like this because no one can state that they are not being liked because they are “insert race here” like they’ve done in pervious Survivors.

I am Asian and I would like the Asians to win but not because I am. In all Survivor history not one Asian has ever one so this one should be different =P and that is why I root for them. Plus I like stating White, Black, Asian, and Hispanic – it’s allowed since that is what they are. Though it would be PC to state them by tribe name…but until I learn the names I won’t bother.

I also think ---back to the work ethic thing – that if they do merge two tribes together anytime soon that the only tribe that the black tribe could merge with is the white one because I don’t think their work ethic would be tolerated with either the Hispanic or Asian tribes. I think that the Asian and Hispanic tribes would work well together due to the work ethic---my opinion based on all kinds of examples and I get to see “right” it is. Ha.

This is just a fun idea that I think people shouldn’t take it seriously---the people on the island don’t even take it that seriously. Don’t be lame have fun…gosh.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Cause and Affect

I can't believe people actually think that you can watch something and not be affected by it. Certain people think that it's okay to allow an 8 year old to play a violent game and honestly believe that there is no affect--and that the 8 year old is smart enough to tell between a game and reality. Really? This reporter did a simple test. He realized that after he played a racing game he felt the need for speed when he went to drive his car if he played the game within the hour. He had to wait a while after playing the game so that he wouldn't feel the need to speed.

IF he is affected by a racing game in such a way that it has him wanting to race then violent games do have an affect and just because it cannot be seen doesn't mean that it isn't occuring within. Same goes for rated R movies. Parents taking their kids to rated R movies and thinking it's alright because they won't know what is going on and they won't be affected by it...haha that's so dumb. You can't have a cause without an affect. There is no way viewing something doesn't have an affect. That's like me saying I have no affect on people by calling them an idiot. There is ALWAYS an affect --- but seeing a violent movie or playing a violent video game there is NO positive affect that comes from doing that. Which means parents are purposefully inflecting negativity on their child and getting away with it.

Why? Because it's easier to be lazy and state there is no affect so that they don't feel guilty for damaging their child. It's more like not taking the blame for the damage in which they are inflecting. They would rather blame someone else and sue them and reap the rich rewards than to spend the quality time with their child and not inflect them with negative thoughts on purpose. And then have the nerve to complain about how bad the school system is or their neighborhood or the government---when they can't even do right within their own world with their own creation. There is no need for perfection but at least try to be the parent that you believe you can be instead of the parent that is looking for the quick fix and someone to blame if something goes wrong.

I worked with kids today and when I was done their parents were there to pick them up and there was so much joy in the child's face to see their parent or disapointment when they didn't see them right off the bat. They were so happy to see their parents---that's what they want that attention not the attention of a video game or a R rated movie. It might be "cool" but it's not what they want nor what they need. Child are simple with what it is they love to get and they love that attention from the parent asking them how their day went and what did they learn and actually listening to what they have to say. Children love that attention and need it and blossom.

Raising children is an art...and if done right will be so priceless and will bring joy to the parent over and over again.

Monday, September 11, 2006

United 93 and Today

I bought United 93 and watched one of the bonus features which was the actors meeting the family members. It was interesting and showed their view on the movie being made. They collectively agreed that the movie should be made. The one thing that was said about it was to people that stated it was too early, at the time, to have a movie about United 93. What was said was that no one should forget and that the people that stated that it was early to some of the family it’s not early enough.

I agree. I think it’s stupid to state that it’s too early to do something. It’s no ones right to state it’s early unless they were part of the families that were affected by United 93. Otherwise I don’t believe their opinion matters at all. It’s lame when people want to force people to create the subject into a taboo subject….into a subject that should be thought of and never talked about. That’s how history is forgotten…when it’s not talked about. Idiots.

Today being the fifth anniversary they are having all kinds of things on TV and such. Seeing the skyline then and now makes it hit home how different things have become. Family of the United 93 have them memory of the phone calls they either received or heard on the answer machine. I cannot even imagine hearing that and I can’t imagine erasing it or getting rid of it. I believe it would be hard considering you don’t want to get rid of it but you don’t want that moment to hold you back in living out your life by being stuck on how sad that voice mail or phone call makes you feel.

With that thought in mind after watching that special feature on the DVD I saw family members that were handling and discussing that event with such awesome composure and steady understanding of the need to share their loved ones story. They amazed me and showed how great in thinking they can be. Only they, in the entire world, have the knowledge of how it feels to be a family member of someone that made a plane crash to foil the plans of terrorist. They, in that respect, are very unique which makes them a close group – as they said like a family.

9/11 shouldn’t have happened but it did happen and instead of placing the blame everyone should figure out what went wrong and go from there…make sure it doesn’t happen again and this time be 5 or even 100 steps ahead of the terrorist in whatever they plan next. A tragic moment doesn’t have to pigeon hold people using fear and regret. It should make everyone want to do better and not allow another group of people to dictate how we live our lives via their bloody vindictive ways.

I believe that they can build those memorials faster than the years in which they were predicting. I’ve seen buildings built in less time. It does not have to take years to create – I don’t understand why they allow things to be drawn out. On the news it stated that the memorial for United 93 would be done in 2011. That’s freakin’ too long from now. Make it end earlier…within a reasonable amount of time so that another event doesn’t over shadow the unavailing. They can create things in speed when it’s out to make money but not when it’s something to help people remember. People make makeshift memorials. People show they want them. Use those people to help build the memorials. People will help if you ask. Ask and you shall see how giving people actually are.

I bought United 93 so that I could remember the pain those families suffered through and never allow the event to turn into something that just happened. When kids learn about things that happened in the past they don’t have the full understanding of the pain and suffering people went through. Like the Holocaust millions of people died but that doesn’t affect the students unless they have someone that survived talk to them or something to make it more personal. Well that is what United 93 is going to do for me…it’s going to help me remember that it happened and it caused damage not only to the earth it collided with but with the families that heard the final words of their loved ones. They allowed the movie to be created with their blessing and the least I can do is remember it and never allow it to slip away.

the Friendship book

There are magazines and books and crap upon crap about how to be a good boyfriend or girlfriend or lover for that matter....but not a lot or even enough on how to be a good friend. I think the world needs a book that states how to be a good friend. It'll be an opinion but who cares? I mean tehre are so many people out there (I've got a list) that do not know how to be a good friend.

They're so into finding that good boyfriend or girlfriend they end up lacking the ability to even come close to what one would consider a good friend. And I think that is really sad that one of the many reasons that it's good to live is the friends you have. But it's hard to find such people when all they are interested in is who can they bed next and can they do it better than the person that was before?

With friendships you get loyalty and someone that will listen to what you have to say and not repeat it to someone else. If they do repeat it (without good reason...just to gossip) then they are no where near what a good friend is. Friendships give you someone that'll be there for you when that boyfriend or girlfriend ends up not being as good as you once thought. Or they break your heart and you need someone's shoulder to cry on...that is what friendships will bring. Something like a rock...unmovable and always there to help you through the tough times.

But that's not what I see with friendships today. So many are broken just because one is upset with the other over something really stupid. I mean so dumb. Most problems can be fixed and if they ever loved their "friend" then they would want to fix the problem. Not wanting to fix the problem and quiting just means you never loved them to begin with and that you were never a good friend to begin with too...nor will you ever be if that's the way you go about fixing problems in friendships.

Maybe I should write that book.

And maybe I will.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


Okay weirdly I’ve been oddly hungry. I know that I always state that I’m hungry. But I’ve been oddly hungry a lot lately. I ate a lot for dinner yesterday. A LOT! I just kept on eating…and it’s not like it was within a small period of time. I ate for like 2 hours and even after I was done I was still hungry.

Right now I’m hungry and I do believe I ate a lot of stuff today but I guess it wasn’t good enough for me. I’m constantly hungry. This is either means I have some sort of tapeworm or I have a hole in my stomach and the food leaks out somewhere. Ha.

I guess I could go find some fruit or something to eat and fill in the void in my tummy. I think I’ll do that.


Prime Idiots

So I am watching Primetime on ABC with John Stossle and it’s talking about swingers right now. They are stating that they don’t swing for sex but to get hot with one another. Sure. The phrase “it’s just sex”. Har har har…it’s just not sex. Oh and their kids don’t know. I suppose it’s not okay because they are embarrassed enough not to tell their kids that is what they are doing.

One of them state that it’s not cheating. HAHAHAHA! Really? Just because it’s consensual doesn’t mean it’s not cheating. One couple even stated that they don’t kiss anyone but each other because that is what they hold it intimate. Oh come on. If that is intimate then sex is intimate. Kissing is just kissing if sex is just sex. One is not more intimate than the other.

Deciding to have sex with other couples is cheating. It is going to ruin the marriage down the road and it will make one wish that they could have someone else. Humans are that simple and it is not just sex---what a stupid thing to think…for anyone.

Now there are people that do not have sex --- EVER! Really? A 24 year old stated that he was never attracted to anyone. --- ooh check it out you might want to be a member. I agree you don’t need sex to be happy but I do believe it wouldn’t hurt (some it might) to actually have it in your life. I can’t even understand not wanting to have sex---I can actually understand wanting to have sex with everyone and everything…ha.

Asexual actually exists in the animal kingdom as they have stated about homosexuality. Retarded Dr. Joy Davidson stated that it’s like being color blind stating you don’t miss color. You can’t miss what you’ve never had…she states. Psh I think she’s kind of lame to state that that’s even the same. I don’t understand how they can state that homosexuality is a not a choice but are stating that asexuality doesn’t exist. It’s either they both are or they both aren’t…I don’t believe you can choose which one is real and not real---one is so is the other.

There is all this big whining crap about how homosexuality is so a choice and now that a new sexuality emerges (not new but so to speak) the experts want to squash it as something that is self fulfillment. Okay---then why isn’t homosexuality a self fulfillment? Yeah there is a ton of whiners that will argue against that as being right. Very well then asexual exists. Shut up.

Next is strippers and how they think that they can’t do anything but stripping. And to think someone said that strippers were smart….ha—okay no one said that but it was a nice thought.

They look really hoochie like and that can’t be good----it could be high in STD hoochies. Apparently they really think it’s a real job. I think that a job is something you can share with others…as in if you can tell someone and be proud of what you’re doing then it is a job. This one stripper states that it is a job but is a little disappointed when she states her mom wasn’t happy. It’s apparent that it’s all about the money than it is about the actual stripping---if the money was different I believe they wouldn’t even bother.

This girl blocks it out and pretend that it was sex acts. Oh come on…that is not a job if you have to block out what you’re doing. How lame. So them doing private dances they think about how much money they can get out of the person….see it is about money---so not a job. Porn is not a job either it’s just for the money and getting paid to do something that they think they are really good at…or think they can be really good at.

They like to talk---paid to talk. One states that it’s good to talk. Okay it’s good to talk—it appears that it’s good to talk and better than actually dancing and therefore this is not a job to be proud of besides the money. Gosh….no self respect. REALLY…cause if they did have self respect they won’t bother doing it at all.

Oh and one of them stated making $2,000 in one night makes them feel good about themselves. Hahaha….again it’s all about the money. How shocking that it’s all about the money. Lame and horrid and I feel sorry for them---I wish they could respect themselves enough to believe they can do better with their life. And before someone states that I’m being judgmental I am not---because if they really believed what they were doing was so great then sharing their real names and telling people would not be embarrassing at all.

What are they going to do when they get older? When things start to gravitate? What are they going to do marry someone?

WHOA…they don’t get the protection or benfits like people who work there like busboys, bouncers and DJs---the dancers have to pay a tip out which could be as much as $150 a night. They also pay to use the stage from $75 - $200 a night. That’s so horrible….and proves how it’s not even a job.

EWWWW the next thing is kissing cousins…GROSS!!!! But yeah I think it’s not first cousins so that’s cool….second cousins are better. 20% of all marriages all around the world are cousins…weird. EW I am wrong there was a first cousin experience. I don’t care what people say that’s just gross. GROSS!!!! That just means there is only one set of grandparents…right? I don’t feel like thinking of it too much…gross.

So one couple has kids and not only are they brothers but cousins…second cousins. HAHA…ooh I’m mean. But really they are and they have the same uncles and stuff….that’s just really weird. I can’t even think that that’s even a grand or wonderful for them. I can see that they think they are in love and such but really.

So I learned that stupid is everywhere in America. I mean really sex is just sex? PSH that’s stupid it’s not just sex it’s something more… it means more than just “just”. They got annoyed when they were explain how it was just sex and that the couples were more in love after doing the swinging than before. This just indicates that one they are lying and two it is what? NOT JUST SEX! Asexual is just that…another sexual thing for people to “choose” from or be or whatever it is you believe. That simple. If homosexuality is a choice so is this. That is it for that. The strippers are not doing a job as much as the job is doing them. If you cannot be proud of what your job is then really it’s not a job. Of course people keep certain jobs hidden when they were something WOWing and now they are something like a fast food person…but that’s not embarrassment over a job as is not making as much money. Strippers are actually embarrassed over what they do and only do it for the money. Marrying one’s cousin is freakin’ weird. I can almost understand second cousins but not first…not at all. Having the same family members is just not right for a child. They will be made fun of.

It’s annoying to watch so much stupid in the world. It is no wonder things just get worse when there are idiots walking around and are allowed to be idiots. But I guess that’s freedom that is America---the freedom to be a complete and utter idiot.

I, however, choose to be a very opinionated dork. Thank you.