Thursday, March 31, 2011

A long absence..

Hey guys, it has been quite a while since my last post. I've been away from the blogging scene for.. wow, I just checked and it has been eight days today. :| feels kind of weird being away from the internet for so long, but nonetheless it has been an exciting and eventful week.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Just some laughs..

I read through the headlines of the day, and my god, people.. have you guys seen some of this? lol

A twenty-five year old 'beauty queen' killed a man today. Not just any man, this was a home invader. And she shot him with not just any gun too, but a pink .38 caliber handgun. You've gotta wonder how many other colors she has.. I mean, a girls got to match, right? -_-

Tell me, if an old lady befriended you and demanded a kiss, would you kiss her? How about if she was ninety-two years old? But tell me, if she threatened to shoot you, would you do it now? Apparently, a man in Florida had to answer that question yesterday. Shots fired.. suspect is a 92 year old female, considered armed and dangerous. xD

Hey, now this is just some general advice.. If you ever receive a ticket for drinking and driving, try to be on time to your hearing. Oh, and just in case you were considering it, don't bring beer. Although I should say an hour and a half is on time enough if the dude is bringing beer. :) Who is with me on that one? :P

Always crazy happenings going on in the world.. I tried to keep it a bit lighter for you guys, considering all of the bad news I've been posting, and all the bad news going on in general.

Cheers! ^_^

Friday, March 18, 2011

Admitted: Radiation Leak Serious Enough to Kill

Well, the title says it all. 'They' have finally admitted that the nuclear situation is more serious than previously believed. We already knew the radiation was going to cover the entire Northern Hemisphere, but now they are finally admitting that the radiation will be serious enough to cause deaths at home.

The INES classification has been upped to level 5.
Those working relief are essentially on a suicide mission if you ask me. They have moved the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (INES) classification from a 4 to a 5, putting it in the same category as the Three Mile Island accident, where ironically enough, the people were lied to as well.

Well needless to say perhaps, but I will, this upsets me. Not only will there be additional loss of life, but the callous nature of government officials and nuclear energy executives has the gall to hide it from the public for so long.

I wonder how many will needlessly die as a result of this.

I'll close with another descriptive chart contained within the article, this one detailing the aftermath of the quake.

I guess all we can do now is help as best we can and hope our prayers are answered. Oh, and hope for some transparency from the bureaucrats.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

UCLA Undergraduate Comments on Asians

As this video has been out for a few days already, you guys might be surprised to hear that I have just now seen it, and oh my god.. My reaction is just.. WTF? I'm not even Asian and I'm shocked by this.

As an American, I want to apologize to all of the Americans (because I'm sure she won't do it, or even know why she should) who will be inaccurately assumed to be similar to the girl in this video. This is the sort of thing we have to deal with. This is it, right here. Being clumped into a category with this girl. What makes me cringe even more is my experience with this kind of ignorance. I have myself had to deal with people like this the entire time I was growing up. This may be considered unrelated to the topic, but I remember one girl thinking that Africa was a country in Europe.

Yeah. You read that correctly. Africa, a country in Europe. Needless to say my jaw dropped in disbelief, and my faith in public education was effectively shattered.

Sure, I could be overreacting. If we take out her "ching chong ting tong" remark, and subtract "hordes of Asians" and well.. all of the other essentially racist comments she made, then basically it's a video of a blond girl who had trouble studying in a library because someone was using a cell phone.

I mean, I just don't get it though. Was this supposed to be a joke video? Was she trying to get a reaction? Apparently she issued an apology, saying "I cannot explain what possessed me to approach the subject as I did, and if I could undo it, I would..." Sure, now she wants to apologize. I mean, did she even know about the earthquake?

In a way I feel really, really bad for her.

Cheers guys. Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Turmoil in Japan

I've been keeping up with the news from Japan these past few days, and nothing positive is really developing yet. From a now 9.0 magnitude quake, to nuclear reactors possibly melting, to the earth literally spinning faster and her axis being nudged a few inches.. yeah doesn't seem too great.

Also, some sources think Japan is suppressing the scale of the crisis.

Apparently this whole 'nuclear situation' is getting worse, and if the meltdown becomes too serious then it will be a global problem. The nuclear fallout shouldn't be life threatening, but a worst-case scenario, is the Northern Hemisphere being polluted by a meltdown (similar to Chernobyl).

Let's not forget that they expect additional aftershocks, even one that is supposed to hit at least a 7.7 magnitude...

Crazy things going on in the world today.. I'll keep updating as major breakthroughs happen. Let's hope for something positive.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Just got home!

Wow, this has been a most interesting week. It's been six days since my last post; easily my longest hiatus. I wanted to start off by saying sorry to my loyal followers for my being absent as long as I was.. this past week happened to be one of spontaneity, fun, but loss as well. Two good friends of mine are on their way to California.

I just got done helping my two friends in their move. An east coast to west coast move is always an arduous preparation, yet an exciting contemplation. Now of course I didn't go with them to their destination (in-fact they just left a few minutes ago), but we spent the past six days hanging out just like old times. Six days away from computers, fast-food, paved roads, and well... pretty much anything that the western world is used to.

My friends lived in a cabin in a nearby wooded area, and spontaneously decided that they wanted a change and they were going to move out west. They aren't even sure where they are going, but the calling had arrived, and their decision was made. I was surprised with a knock at the door and informed of their decision, and immediately we left for their cabin to spend a week together.

These two have been together for a long time now, and it's always wonderful to see a man and a woman who just fit so well together. You can just look at them and know, you know? lol it's really hard for me to explain, but they just make a great couple. I'm happy they're on their path, but I'm still sad that they are leaving. Sure I'll visit them one day, but it's hard to see someone go, especially so when you grow up with them. :/

Well, this week has been a long and fun one, but very tiring as well. I'm going to check out what I've missed this past week and then probably take a nap lol. Thank you all for waiting and reading! ^_^

Friday, March 4, 2011


Well it's finally Friday everybody.. it's safe to celebrate the end of the business week. This weekend is looking somewhat busy for me, but I've been increasingly lethargic these past few days so I'm not looking forward to the weekend with much excitement.

I've been looking for ways to give myself a boost but nothing seems to really work, at least not for any significant length of time. I've tried coffee, tea, energy drinks (really don't help with the crash), and next on my list is a product called 5 Hour Energy. I've never tried it, but I have heard some really good things, so why not?

Anyone else having trouble staying awake? Maybe it's something to do with my sleep... apnea, perhaps? :o Coffee is not a long-term solution, and I don't think 5 Hour Energy will be either.. stuff is pretty expensive.

Well, nonetheless, happy Friday everyone! Have a fun and safe weekend. :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Bartending School

Hey guys, I decided to make a short update. Basically I am thinking about pursing a career as a bartender o_O. I've been doing some research on the topic and I've found out a few different things:
1. Bartender school - expensive, but seems to be worth it in terms of the amount of material you learn, as well as immersing yourself in the bar/club experience and using real materials etc.
2. Online course - much cheaper, but lacking the hands on experience/expertise you will have from an in-person course.
3. Neither? - I've read that some establishments take on inexperienced  prospects and train them themselves.
I haven't found anything that specifically states I would need some kind of credentials, and that's basically what I'm trying to figure out now..

Do any of my readers bar tend? How did you get into the field? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Thanks guys :)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Stick RPG 2 Info

OK so apparently the game has been out for quite a while.. The game came out sometime at the end of 2010, before Christmas I'm told (around November I believe). I tried playing it last night, and it runs on this computer, but I have frame rate problems.. The game runs fine I'm sure, I just have to use a very old laptop, and it just doesn't seem to cut it.

Initially when I saw the game was available, my heart filled with nostalgia thinking back to playing the original in class. I haven't gotten too far in the sequel just yet, but it's looking to be a fun and interesting game with potential. I think it's still in beta so that says a lot. The only problem I am having is the lack of literature, only being able to find one 'stickied' guide of any kind. The forum dwellers look helpful though, so not all is bad. :)

Anyway I am going to check this game out a bit more and upload anything I can figure out. I urge you guys to go check it out! Thank you for reading ^_^