Saturday, April 26, 2008

Master Cleanse Day 5

Wooooot I'm halfway finished! That went by pretty quickly! 5 more days to go.
I've gotten really fast at lemonade making lol -- takes me less than 45 seconds to make 2 cups (which includes washing, cutting, and squeezing the lemon). I could open a healthy, fresh lemonade stand downtown next to the hot dog stands (ah smells so good!!!). Maybe call it the 45 second lemonade?... for couples! lolll

Hunger, thankfully, isn't a problem at all anymore. My tummy still growls from time to time, but I've learned to ignore it 'cause I know it'll pass within the next 10 minutes. Good skill for the future haha Maybe I'll learn to appreciate the taste of food even more than before.

I asked M if she'd do 40 days of MC if someone paid her $1,000 and she quickly said no. Me? Hmm $1,000 is quite a bit! But.. 40 days is also a lot.. 'cause even now I have an urge to cheat but I won't. I'm just thinking how easy it is to just eat half a cracker. Right now I think about food and what I'd eat at the moment and what my first real meal will be once I'm done CONSTANTLY. We thought about which foods we'd cheat on IF we were bad enough to cheat (which we aren't!). M chose to eat the whole lamb her dad is roasting for Greek Easter Weekend... I originally chose a Viet sub but later changed my mind to a Shawarma ('cause we passed by the ones near True Value Vintage). I just want something with flavourrr

At least this detox is saving me money.. and will save me money next week when I go on my outings.

This morning I went to Korean class at UBC - so glad our teacher gave us SO much vocab! I'll actually have to look it over. I can read and write now!! Woohooo - Hangul (the Korean alphabet) is so much easier to memorize than the Japanese one. One reason is because there aren't as many.. another is because it's so systematic ahha
A lot of people don't romanize Korean well though... so it's sometimes hard to write properly. There's a lot of sounds that aren't pronounced but are written or written completely different from how it's pronounced, which is why some ppl think Japanese is easier because what you hear is what you can write. Korean has a lot of silent/soft sounds (like p) and a lot of letters can be interchanged (p/b, t/d, k/g). LANGUAGES ARE SO COOL!

Then M and I went shopping downtown for something for her recital - she just needed a top but we ended up with a pair of pretty darn flattering dark-wash jeans from GAP (got to use my expired 20% off loll she so niiiice) and a lovely black wrap from Aritzia. Pretty good - I didn't buy a single thing today! Plus I got paid for some help at home so yay!!

SSW: 0
Tea: 2.5 cups - 1 Starbucks Tazo Refresh Venti
Lemonade: 4.5 cups
Water: 2
Lax: 0.. gonna drink tmr.

Time for bed -- Oyasumi,


Nat said...

my bio teacher said it takes 21 days to change your's just that long for our brain to kick in?? i duno. i dont think it owrked for me, i ran last summer every weekday for a month ..didnt last. sigh. i guess it has to be continuous hahaha.

Ronnie Ng said...

my name is Ronnie, and I'm a Singaporean who has been learning Korean for 5 years, and I've written and published a book entitled "Curse of Jeju Island" (화산섬의 저주). It's a vampire fiction loosely based on the aftermath of the Jeju Massacre in 1950 (제주도민 학살 사건). You'd be able to find out more from my personal homepage:

the story synopsis is as follows:

Korea was under the colonial rule of the Japanese Empire between 1910 and 1945.

During the Japanese occupation, thousands of Koreans were used as test subjects (guinea pigs) in secret military medical experimentation units, such as Unit 731, Unit 516, and many more. Towards the end of the colonial period, the Japanese military scientists were working on a new project, which was a "vampirisation process" on humans through genetic alteration.

If the project proved successful, the "supposedly-dead" could remain alive through parasitic life sustenance - a biological mechanism that mimics the blood-sucking vampire bats and leeches. The Japanese Army paid some poor hapless Korean parents to allow the medical officers to perform the experiments on their children. However, the Korean parents involved in the transaction believed that the experiments were merely another series of medical trials, and were not aware that it was actually a vampirisation process.

Theoretically-speaking, the success of this project would allow the Japanese Imperial Army to utilise the "undead" as "immortal soldiers" to fight through the end of World War II. The project, however, didn't seem to yield any immediate nor apparent result, as the Korean children in question didn't seem to show any physical sign of becoming "vampirised". The medical officers could not find any sort of cell mutation nor behavioural change in these children.

The project was finally abandoned, when the Japanese Army were forced to surrender to the Allied Forces in 1945 after the American dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. All documents and project facilities pertaining to the said experiments were destroyed, so as to eliminate evidences of the Japanese Imperial Army's atrocious deeds.

The children grew up normally - some of them joined the US-led South Korean Army (known as the Regiments), while some of them embraced communist ideals and became the insurgents (known as the Guerrilas). The two remained at war until the "Jeju Massacre" , which claimed the lives of more than 60,000 people. Their bodies were then sealed in the volcanic cave of Mount Halla. Amongst these 60,000 people were some of the test subjects who were earlier involved in the vampirisation process. The vampirisation process only became effective when these dead bodies were laid in the cave.

The geological conditions (temperature, mineral make-up, etc) of the volcano cave helped to promote the vampirisation process, and their genetic structure mutated to resemble the feeding patterns of bloodsucking creatures such as bats and leeches. Thus these group of the dead were resurrected to become vampires, as they acquired the ability to shapeshift into bats, and back into their human form. They are now doomed to roam the streets of Jeju seeking living human prey and continuing the battles that they once fought in life. Thus, the bitter feud between the two mortal factions – The Regiments (former soldiers) and The Guerrillas (former rebels) – has now become immortal.

Today, we meet Han Mirae, a young Korean girl who is caught in a love triangle between Jackie Chang, a swashbuckling vampire hunter from Singapore, and Shin Taewoo a powerful vampire of the Guerillas. And, we meet Kim Hyunsuk, the Regimental, who abducts Mirae in order to set a trap to kill the other two.

Can Taewoo or Jackie save the girl in time? And who is Mirae's real love?

Could Seiji Inada, being a Japanese vampire hunter, somehow be linked to the vampirisation project conducted by the Japanese Army several decades ago? Hhhmm... It very well could, especially if his father, Kazuhito Inada was one of the soldiers involved during World War II...