Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Disappointment fills the air...
I didn't like this week's episode of Glee. Yay for weight issues, yay for Kristin Chenoweth, yay for Finn and Kurt issues. But really? That's the best you could do?
I say that instead of showing issues between Kurt and his dad they should bring in a rival gay kid to join Glee for a while so that they have to battle it out to see who is the best (obviously Kurt would have to win but whatever).
I'd be a nice change of pace to see two gay kids as rivals to be the best rather than always see the gay kid feel awkward and like he isn't man enough. Yes, it's a real issue and I know that. But what better way to empower Kurt's character than to make him fight for his own self-respect?
Ugh, maybe I should just start my own show called "Choir Kids" or something. Then I can write, direct, edit...I'll do it all.
Yeah, I know. That's a horrible idea. Whateverrrrrrrrr.
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Monday, April 26, 2010
16 & Pregnant
So first off, yes. I did accidentally type "eating" instead of watching. No, I don't believe in concealing my mistakes because I think typos, especially the ones where you type a whole different word, show a lot about a person. Obviously my typo reveals that I am obsessive eater yet.
Okay so anyway. I'm watching 16 & pregnant. [Oh, and no, I'm not pregnant.] I know this show is supposed to show you why not to go and get pregnant at 16: you won't have a supportive boyfriend, you will fight with your parents constantly, and you will become a huge brat (or you already were one, I'm not sure). But really, watching this show just makes me want a baby even more!
I've always been obsessed with babies. I've wanted a baby since I was like, five. And have you heard of that new baby movie that is coming out? I think it's called Babies. I cried and screamed when this preview came on and the whole time I was watching the feature film, I couldn't stop thinking about babies! (Granted it was The Last Song. Which...was actually good. Despite Miley's distracting front teeth and general lack of acting skills, I cried and liked the movie).
Despite my obsession with babies, I'm not going to go out and get pregnant (not just because no guys like me and I really don't have the opportunity/desire to...).
I'm thinking more like fish. I want some fish. You can't cuddle them or dress them up, and they don't really show affection towards you, but I feel like my life with fish might be better than what my life would be like 16 & preggers. JEEZE, that show is on in the background and I literally have a headache because of all the arguing. I love this show.
Anyone else surprised that Morgan Freeman is the executive producer of this show? I guess he was thinking like, you know, "What's more relatable to Americans than ill-mannered, uneducated, bratty, pregnant teens?" Oh you are right, Freeman. You are right.
I would know, I am one! :D
I've been joking about being pregnant a lot lately. I should stop. Especially with my growing food baby these days.
P.S. Can you guess what I did IMMEDIATELY after deciding to lose a couple pounds? I ate a vegan chocolate chip cookie a la mode. Apparently in my world, "lose weight" means "eat yourself into a coma".
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Sunday, April 25, 2010
America: The Story Of Us
I don't know. Is it just me or is history actually pretty fascinating? Like, I'm not some huge history buff, but I gotta say. I really enjoy me some history channel every now and then.
I'm still pretty upset that I never watched that Matt Damon/Howard Zinn history channel thing ('cause we all know I'm NOT obsessed with Matt Damon or anything...).
I had to decide between the history channel and Star Trek tonight. It was a tough choice because, really, both options are about the same length and both capture the legacy of a great nation. I kinda wanna know about Captain Kirk's rise to captainhood and I really want to watch the struggle of the first settlers in Jamestown. HOW DOES ONE DECIDE.
So I'm deciding to go with American History, considering my AP US History test is coming up in two weeks and I can no motivation at all to do any real studying. (I hope the history channel doesn't screw me over by putting up some biased, overly dramatized crap like National Treasure.) I don't think my AP graders would appreciate me citing the history channel in my essay, would they?
Anyway. I guess I will just have to watch the rest of Star Trek tomorrow. Darn. But I figure it's part of my duty as a blogger to watch it. It was nominated for an Oscar so, technically, I have to watch it. It only won one Oscar this year, for best makeup, but still. It's a nominee and I must honor that fact and sacrifice my homework time to give the people what they want [ha, ha. actually just kidding. No one really cares about my reviews. But for the purpose of dramatic effect, I must be a martyr!].
Anyone with me? Anyone else going to watch the whole 12 hours of American history? We can do it!
So this kid in my APUSH class (AP US History) was talking about what the future AP tests will be like once we graduate and he was like, "they'll ask 'who was the first black president of the united states'". Haha. Maybe you just had to be there. Yeah, you just had to be there. Totallyyyy not funny. Okay, I'm stopping.
Okay, no, just joking. I was trying to redeem myself for the bad attempt at a joke before but...
My lips are chapped and cracked! Owwwwwwwww.
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Saturday, April 24, 2010
Mo’Nique was amazing and deserved all the awards (nearly 30 individually for her role as Mary) she has won this past awards season. Newcomer Gabourey Sidibe was just as impressive. Her role was convincing and she seemed to be the perfect person to play Precious. However, as a side note, I wonder if she will really be able to continue on the acting career path. Sure, this role was perfect for her and she transformed flawlessly, but the blunt truth is, there aren’t many roles for larger sized black women, no matter how strong, talented, or likable they are. Maybe she could play a couple guest starring roles on crime dramas or other television shows, but I don’t predict many more movies in her future. I’m not saying it should be this way, but it IS this way. I hope, hope, hope that the film industry could prove me wrong.
This movie isn’t for those who are close minded. You have to have an open mind watching this movie and go in willing to accept the truths you are being told. Not many of us live the life that the people in this movie live, and not many of us will ever understand on a first-hand experience level, what they are going through. But to watch and absorb and accept is to get the movie. Because even if you have never lived the abuse, you can relate to the pain and the hope. And that’s what this movie accomplishes.
I have to admit, if it wasn’t for the slight hope you feel at the end of the movie, and if it wasn’t for Paula Patton as Ms. Rain, there would be no sunshine to this dark movie, and it would be a total bust. I found myself relishing the moments when Ms. Rain was in the scene because it provided some levity to the heaviness of the movie. This, undoubtedly, is an achievement on the part of Director Lee Daniels-he makes the viewer feel as Precious feels. However, another pitfall, or possibly it’s just my personal preference against it, was the moments in which Precious had these fantasies about her life turning into something better and bigger. These scenes, Precious as a movie star, Precious in a music video, had clear intent-Precious wants more for herself. But the placement of the scenes was awkward and didn’t flow with the emotional current of the movie as a whole.
The novel in which this movie is based is called “Push”. I haven’t read it but have heard that it is a very good book. And, as I believe that you have to read the book if you’ve seen the movie, I intend to read it sometime or another.
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Friday, April 23, 2010
Okay, so if you didn't get to catch this week's episode of Glee, you can go online and watch it or you can catch a special encore showing tonight at 9 on fox.
Funniest Random Moment: When Brittany asks Mr. Schuester if Jesse St. James is his son.
I thought one of the most entertaining pieces was when Will first sees the Cheerios practicing and all those cheerleaders were on stilts. That was so random and they were weird giraffe people but it was really cool! Especially when they lifted people up and spun that around. Creative, impressive, unexpected.
The Best song and overall performance by far was, of course, the closing song: Like A Prayer. It was sweet, it captured the essence of the episode, and all of our favorite characters had their little solo time. Not to mention the choir at the end to cap it all off.
What I didn't like about the episode: Jesse St. James is so frustrating! Okay, it's not that I didn't like him in this episode. He's amazing. But you always hate seeing the villain win. He not only almost gets Rachel to give it up but he's playin' her and NOW he is part of New Directions! We feel bad for poor, sweet, clueless Finn; he is losing to self-centered Jesse who is only using Rachel to sabotage New Directions.
Was it just me or did we all feel awkward seeing Jesse in the closing number? Yes, he is part of their glee club now but it was just so weird. He was out of place. The devil standing amongst the choir. Mhm, very interesting.
And, of course, we must talk about the big V in this episode. Emma, Finn, and Rachel were all due to lost their virginity in this episode. Did it happen? Not quite. It started with a little dream-like sequence where Finn & Santana, Emma & Will, and Rachel and Jesse all sung like a virgin in the same exact scenario. All about to lose their virginity in a planned, not so sincere way. Finn wants to get back at Rachel, Rachel wants to make
Overall I was fairly happy with this episode. I felt like there was little plot advancement. So, what? Jesse is part of New Directions? Yeah, he is already screwing everything else up. Why not just add that in and break my heart further. But other than that, Will & Emma are back where they started more or less, Finn is no longer a virgin but will that really change him that not? I think not. It may create some superficial drama but everyone is quick to forgive. Absolutely nothing happened with Quinn. Mercedes and Kurt are now Cheerios but we know that Kurt will always end up back where he is allowed to sing Defying Gravity and we know that Mercedes has to come back to sing songs with soul. How long do we give them with the Cheerios? They'll be back by the time Quinn's baby pops out.
By the way, where was the baby bump? Did she already have it? Is it in the dumpster or something. She was sure dancing hard during the Express Yourself number. Maybe it rolled out then.
No big rants about this week's episode. No big raves, either. It was so-so. Which I hate to say about a Madonna episode. I was waiting for the big "AHA!" moment of the episode but it never really came.
My expectations are set high. Hopefully next week we'll see something more.
P.S. Agree? Disagree? Leave a Comment, & SUBSCRIBEEEEE [shameless begging].
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010
"YO QUIERO DORMIR TAMBIEN, SENORITA. PERO SI NO PUEDO, TU NO PUEDES TAMPOCO. >:D"
AHHHHHHH, teachers yelling at me is not fun.
Plus the sun is gone from the sky.
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Friday, April 16, 2010
Hello Seattle by Owl City
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010
And Jonathan Groff isn't a total troll:
See? Photo from Call Me Freckles!
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
And waiting for Glee to return soon after! (@ 9:28 according to Fox (: ). Now that Glee1 is back on, you might be getting a lot of "what happened on"'s. I don't know why I love this show so much. I guess it's just super funny to me that these kind of downer teenage situations are doused in show tune songs and breakout dance numbers. Yeah, it's not like High School Musical where you randomly find them singing in the middle of the hallway with people walking around. It's a little more normal. They are (usually) singing in situations where one may find people actually singing, like in Glee Club. However, there was that one episode where Emma and Will dance together and Emma sings. That would be kind of weird in real life.
Anyywayyy, I am excited for Glee. I won't have time to squeeze in studying but....sometimes you gotta make sacrifices! Besides, I already finished my calc homework (and it's only 8pm! I don't usually start homework until like, what? Ten? Twelve? jk.)
I have also decided that my posture is horrible and needs to be corrected before I become a hunchback lady. Because, although I could find another hunchback hubby, I would prefer to be semi-normal shaped. 90% of my height comes from the waist up, it's weird. I don't need another deformity! Maybe I should get one of those things you snap into place on your back so that when you slouch, you get a snap to the back. You know, the one your (my) mom threatened you (her kids) with when you (we) were younger. [I just researched it. I can save myself from having to marry the hunchback or Notre Dame for the small price of $29.99! Hallelujah!]
I better go and concentrate on homework (television).
1:Have you heard about those Glee auditions? I wanted to audition but then when I read the rules for applying that said "record your awesome singing abilities" I was like, I'm out.
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Friday, April 9, 2010
Sweet Pea by Amos Lee (still)
Spring Break is my favorite time of the year. How many times do I have to say that before it stops being true?
But all good things must come to an end and, unfortunately, my life is no exception to that rule. So no more lazy days and nights, it's time to study study study and get a 5 on the AP test (to make your high school look good or w/e).
Basically this is my weirdo post. Well, pretty much that's every post. "The words just get in the way", says Amos Lee. I agree, Amos! Sometimes I just want to post because, you know, you all depend on me to know what is going on in the world and all that. But sometimes I wish I had a cord to connect to my brain that could piece all my incoherent thoughts together to form beautiful sentences that actually make sense and then type it up for me.
But until technology catches up with my brain, I am forced to like, use my brain, or something. God, what a weird concept.
So today I went to "my" church (and I say "my" because, although I've gone there periodically since I was a young girl, I don't go regularly. Unless once a year on average is regular...). My mom and grandma and I went to hear the resident scholar, Rabbi Ted Falcon talk about Adam and Eve. Now, you have to understand. Rabbi Ted Falcon is the funniest, most interesting, most intelligent speaker. Now this is coming from a 17 year old, non religious girl who sometimes has a slight fear or organized religion. His take on certain topics is so interesting. He truly makes me think harder, grow stronger, and feel more positive than anyone else. I got more out of one of his hour and a half long speeches than I got out of the whole "bible" unit we studied Sophomore year1.
You should definitely check out this site if you are ever stranded on the "there's-nothing-to-do-online" island. I'm not putting pressure on you religious wise. To tell you the truth, I'm kind of a weird blend of bits and pieces of what suite me. I always went to Sunday School, I was "Christian" until sometime in Middle School when I decided I was not, wanted to be Taoist or Buddhist in late Middle School, and then decided I had no religious affiliation but that if I was anything I'd be closest to Jewish. Which I am not.
And I have the strong belief that, no matter what religion you are, all religions are equal. None over the other. And I also have a personal belief that every God that each religion believes in is really the same god presented in different ways in order to "fit in" with the culture.
AHH, NOOO. This is not a lesson on religion. I hate it when I sound preachy. I hate it when the preacher starts getting preachy too. Not that I really know. But I do watch 7th Heaven!
Anyway, this post should be called the GOD post or something. My posts never end up the way I meant for them to be ):
Well, I have a feeling that everything I just said was stupid. I get pensive at night though, and it is 11 pm.
I'm not even going to read or check what I wrote because it's all a little to serious for my taste. I digress a little too much, don't you agree?
1: Not to say I didn't like the teacher that taught me those things. But you know, you have to be fairly blah when teaching a religious unit in a public school. But I loved Mr. C!
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Saturday, April 3, 2010
Sweet Pea by Amos Lee
Quitter makes me think of someone who plays Quidditch.
(You can tell that this is going to be another a.d.d. post, right?)
In all fairness though, I'm quitting my 58 in 58 Oscar's Challenge in order to not quit other things such as, not giving up on my grades etc. But I will still, eventually, watch all the movies and do a little review on them. Don't cry, sometimes compromises must be made. I will still review the movies, you will still read my blog, I will still get good grades, and you will still read my blog. Please.
Now, back on the topic of Harry Potter...
After I had written that first part I decided I want to find out what house I would be in if I went to Hogwarts (I'm still waiting for the owl to deliver my acceptance letter). I took many quizzes, some better than others. But every times I ended up being....
If anyone is interested in taking a quiz, I thought this one was the best. It didn't ask "what color do you like best" or "which animal is your favorite".
Like most Harry Potter fans, I really wanted to be the brave, daring Gryffindor. But when I answered the question: "A friend of yours tells you that there is some really cool stuff in an old abandoned building. When you get there you see a sign that 'Danger: Do not enter!', but the building doesn't look dangerous. There is nobody around to see you, and your friend wants to check it out" with:
"Obviously there is some dangerous stuff in there, and we shouldn't be going inside,"
I realized I wasn't cut out for Gryffindor. What a let down.
But heyyy, I'm miss smarty pants Ravenclaw. What what! You know, me and Cho Chang. Us two Asians chillin' in the smart house. Luckily in the wizarding world there is no need for us to drive cars. I think I could get a good handle on the Nimbus 2001 though.
Man, I so wish I could go to Hogwarts. I'm one of those crazy people who obsess over Harry Potter. (And if you have read any of my previous posts or know me at all, you know that I always have my fixations and obsessions--ahemMattDamonahem). Before Robert Pattinson was in Twilight, he was in a little thing called Harry Potter. After I first saw Goblet of Fire I fell in love with the Cedric Diggory version of Robert Pattinson and this crazy interview . Please, please, please watch at 7:30-7:46 ish. It's so awkward funny. Maybe he is drunk or something. I actually liked him better back then when he was kooky and odd, he had some personality at least. As much as I love[d] twilight, I'm sorry but the movies make me cringe. I never understood what it meant for a movie to make me feel awkward until I saw twilight. That being said, Stephenie Meyer was the first author that I really fell in love with in middle school and I still admire her story telling.
Anyway, is anyone else excited for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park that is going to open sometime this spring? I'm a little bit too excited. Right now, my number one destination choice is my ultimate fantasy land. I think we all knew this would happen someday. They would be stupid not to capitalize on a Harry Potter theme park. I've never been to Disney World, or Land. I know, what you're thinking, "You have been deprived of a childhood." Tell that to my parents. But I'm going to Disney Land (one word?) with my band in June (exciting!), but as of now, I have never been to either. Hopefully I win the lotto and can afford to get to Florida and go see the new theme park because, really, that's all I want from life right now.
Really. My life would be so complete buying a wand and magical candy and seeing Hogwarts standing on top of that cliff.
And, of course, I would have to buy a Ravenclaw scarf.
P.S. I'm amazed by those who actually read my blog. hey, thanks.
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Friday, April 2, 2010
You know that extremely satisfying feeling you get when you change out of wet clothes or when the sun shines on your face for the first time in 11 months? That may just be us Seattleites, but let me tell ya. It feels good. That's how break is for me.
________is to adults as spring break is to students.
Answer: Drinking Holidays (no, that is not grammatically correct. So sue me)
It feels so nice to finally be on break. I can forget about the five tests I failed today and the teachers who still can't remember my name 7 months into school. I get to kick off my shoes, make me some grub, sit in front of the tv, and turn my mind off.
And besides that, I'm also going down to Oregon to go tour college campus's. I'm excited. I haven't fulfilled my Junior duty yet and haven't gone on any college visits. But I'm excited to get a feel for the place, you know? Do I like big or small schools? Do I care more about the dorms or the libraries? For the past 6 months or so I've been obsessed with collegeboard.com. I love taking the survey over and over again, trying to figure out which college is best for me, because we all know that computers offer the most valuable input as to where we should go to college...har. har.
But really though. I'm very excited. And I'm going with a friend so it will be that much more fun and exciting and yes.
Other than that, today my girly girls and I went to Wibbley's in Bellevue. It's a small burger place, very popular among those crazy Microsoft employees I hear. They have amazing milkshakes and crazy god onion rings. Yeah, I meant crazy good but I figured that god works there too, so I just left it.
We made friends with the guy who works there. He is super friendly and we loved him so much. We asked him about twenty questions while waiting for our third, notoriously late friend to show up (we love her & really, it's our fault for not telling her to be there fifteen minutes earlier than when we want her to show up). The guy who works there is this uber friendly black guy who, honestly, needs to have his own talk show because he is en-ter-tainin'! He told us that he prefers the strawberry milkshake to the chocolate milkshake because he was born in May but that he prefers the strawberry malt to the strawberry milkshake because it has an earthy flavor. Not a dirty flavor, but like it's been picked fresh. And that the root beer milkshake (which we all got btw) is outta this world. It was. It was dynamite.
And if you ever go to Wibbley's, get the onion rings. AHHH, he said that he would go home and still be thinking about them. I'm home and it is 11 at night and, yes, I am still thinking about them.
So after 2 hours spent eating an onion burger, onions rings, some fries (that he kindly gave to us for free because we were so indecisive about "onions rings or fries!?") and a root beer milkshake, and after symbolically loosening the belt (I was wear a dress) we headed back to our friends' car for 3 hours of sitting and being hyped up on food and screaming at the top of our lungs to the radio and drawing boobs and flowers and faces with noses on the steamy windows. Then my friends pointed out that "the steam is really just our spit and sweat that has evaporated" after which I immediately wiped my dripping fingers on her car seat.
Yes, today was a good beginning to Spring Break. I have one day for nothingness and cleaning my room. Because I hate coming home from a trip to a messy room. And then it's off to Oregon.
Ah, well, I think I will go to bed now. I want to be in bed before my momma gets back from picking up my brother from the Muse concert. I don't know why but sometimes I just don't like having to see people late at night. I don't like the sound of arrival when it's late and my arms are cold with tiredness.
Have a fun break everyone. I will be relaxing a lot. I hope all of you who already had break and have to go back to school are very jealous of me because I really despised you this past week when I was in school and you were not. Be safe. Use protection. Pepper spray (which I think is actually illegal to use in the state of Washington?). Remember to buy your mom flowers or plant a flower or look at the flowers in your garden or, at the very least, google some spring flowers.
I'm so happy spring is here. Although, spring=rain.
Rain, rain, go away...
Soggy in Seattle
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