Updates And Renovations to Come

Please excuse my unannounced hiatus as well as this crude post – I have little time to spare on a computer right now and my writing has been mediocre at best, lately.

The direction of my posts (I will not speak for my co-hosts) is changing yet again, and to accommodate this, I am going to re-write update some of the content of the pages. I plan, however , to date the older versions so readers can note the progression and modifications that occur. This does unfortunately mean that the pages will become longer and that scrolling time will be lengthened to get to the bottom of pages.  Don’t let that keep you from commenting, though!

Thanks for visiting; I’ll appreciate your patience. Continue reading

Children’s Day

Those lucky (debatable, I know) kids in Korea and Japan celebrate today. Well, technically, because of the time shift, 14 hours ago on their May 5th. It’s an unsung holiday overshadowed by Cinco de Mayo in the States; what a pity.

In South Korea, 어린이날 means no school nation-wide and a break from studies. Instead, children go to amusement parks (or zoos, the movies, etc.) with their families, eat their favorite foods, play games, and get money or presents from their relatives. Why the special treatment? Back in the early twentieth century, a certain author, 방정환, wanted to recognize the investment in the future – children Continue reading

German Pride

I used to have a German chat friend. (“Used to” because we never exchanged personal information and eventually disappeared from each other.) She was very proud of her country and was apparently taking some hardcore early European history classes around the time I met her. Somehow, we got to the topic of Greece, then Rome, and she enthusiastically explained Germany’s role in Rome’s Continue reading

Its Earth Day Y’all

Ahh yes, it’s that time of year again; it only comes twice a year (I count Arbor day as the same thing) and it’s the one day that a person can justify spending their paycheck on overpriced plants at a greenhouse! It’s almost better than Christmas!!…except uh…no presents…n’ shit…Oh well, since today is Earth Day, I want everyone to go outside and buy ALL THE PLANTS THEY CAN CARRY – GO!!!

What? No? Pfft lame, well since you all don’t think providing the environment with sweet fragrants and oxygen isn’t important, I want you all to go outside and take Earth Day LIKE A BOSS!!



Happy Earth Day 2012!

Here’s how to contribute:

  1. Reduce Obliterate Emissions of Greenhouse Gases: They alter habitats irreversibly. Think of the melting ice and the retreating polar bears.
    • Don’t use fires
    • Don’t use electricity (use your creativity for heating)
    • Shut down factories (just an extra emphasis of the above)
    • Don’t start a war: Wars lead to increases in manufacturing.
    • Kill a few hundred million heads of livestock: Do you know just how much methane they create? Continue reading