Saturday, November 29, 2008

So Dry

Oh what? I haven't blogged since Tuesday?

On Thursday, M and I babysat my cousins Emerald and Triton while my Aunt + Uncle went out for dinner! Em + us went out for dinner @ White Spot 'cause she wanted the ice cream (which looked really good -- it had actual strawberries in it like Haagen-daz), then we went home + decorated their Xmas tree. Triton came and helped us - we had a great time

My goodness -- there's an age restriction (19+) for Version C of DBSK's Mirotic because of the LYRICS. I wouldn't have even thought of the connotation of some of the English phrases if Soompiers didn't point them out... and even so, it's like poetry -- that's just their interpretation. Ridiculous.

In other ridiculous news, Korea's laws on adultery are STRICT! Ok So-Ri, a popular actress, admitted to having an affair with her pop-singer husband, Park Chul and is sentenced to 2 years in jail.
"Society still recognises that adultery damages social order," said the court.
"The punishment of a two-year jail term is not excessive when comparing it to responsibility."
I went to double check Canada's ciminal code and I found that it "does not identify adultery as an offence per se except within the context of endangering the morals of a child"...
The Korean Times says that in the past three years about 1,200 people have been indicted annually for adultery, but very few have been jailed.
I wonder what would happen if she wasn't a woman -- if it was the husband who was the adulterer... or if she wasn't a celebrity (gov't feels they need to set an example of how serious it is to commit this crime?), would the government make such a big deal out of this? Maybe she could have gotten away.

My brother and I treated the 'rents @ The Afghan Horsemen on Granville Island for my dad's birthday today. My dad used to work there back in high school so he knows the familyish. It was good! Afghan food. We had the Horsemen Sample Platter + Afghan tea. I love ethnic food like that -- would love to try more soon!

Time for another hair trim soon...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

For Me & Me Only

So Nad introduced me to this Xanga groupblog called Lovelyish and they cover some interesting(ish) topics... such as this one that pertains to me:

(not sure if that link only works for Xangans...)
Hah! I'd like to add a couple more:
8. We can sleep on our fronts no problem
9. Designer clothes are pretty much made for us.
I've never really had a problem with mine, though I admit, a couple times I thought it'd be nice to be actually able to fill out a bikini top.. Butchea, it's true, the more you have, the more attention is directed towards them and the more attn you'd get from the opposite sex. What would be on my mind, besides the unwanted attn, would be "are these guys coming up to you for the right reasons? Genuine?" What about personality, intelligence, and wit? We're just talking about unnatural ones, of course. If yours are natural, flaunt away! I'm just saying I'm OK with what I have. I would never go under the knife for a guy. It's all about being happy about who you are. Cheesy but so true =)

Another one:
Ok, to be honest, I've considered getting Uggs 4 times this season because I didn't want my feet to freeze. Thank goodness it hasn't snowed yet! BUT WHY AREN'T THERE ANY CUTE FUR-LINED BOOTS THAT DON'T MAKE YOUR FEET LOOK LIKE A CLUBBED FOOT? Gahh and Uggs aren't even cute at all -- they're just attainable (well, somewhat not really... apparently they keep getting sold out)... and yes, they're warm - I've stuck my foot in one before... but they're so darn ugliciously trendy + everywhere and to me, they scream fashionably lazy (though practical, I admit). Anyway, conclusion sits at me NOT hopping on that bandwagon - just like the past 5+ years.

My footwear needs a desperate make-over! I've thrown out my cute, black skimmers from Taiwan and am now down to 2 NON-WINTER APPROPRIATE ones: my patent bowed stacked kitten heel or my black, so-sad-I-bought-these Payless flats I'm still trying to break in (I wear 4 band-aids everytime). If only I could afford them... see, I think classic shoes like those Christian Louboutin pumps are such a good investment! Feet don't really grow (unless you become preggers or gain weight another way). Just think of it -- $900 (CDN+tax) for a pair of classic shoes that will last you more than 10 years (don't say it won't! It will. Vintage shoes are still wearable and those are how old?) SO if you do the math, $900/10 years = $90/year! I can hardly find cute pumps for less than $150 these days so IMO - it's worth it... (plus w/ Louboutins, you can now replace the red sole when it's worn out! Can you say longevity?!). Anyway, this doesn't change the fact that I'm still boot-less.

Anyway, update on ME: my mommy is in Ottawa until tomorrow night @ a conference, it's my dad's 51st birthday this Friday and I'm working but hopefully we'll get to go out for dinner on Sat, parents put out all the Christmas decor out last weekend and now my house is snowman heaven, I have ppl I want to see but I still have my proposal + 4 exams to complete so it will have to wait, I want to go shopping in the States but there's really nothing to buy right now in-store (everything is available online) except for my Longchamp shopper that I'm kicking myself for not getting before the economy got so bad, I want to catch Oprah's 100 favourite things episode tomorrow (it has a twist! THRIFTIEST HOLIDAY SECRETS!!!!), and I'm still anxiously awaiting my acceptance letter from Korea University (should be here mid-late December)!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Kids With That

OMO I just watched subbed Star King (thanks Ginaya!!!)..... it was a talent show!

This clip is a MUST WATCH (embedding is disabled). I seriously died 1000 times watching this + I guarantee you will too ~

Some more entertaining clips:
14-year old powerhouse who sings a duet w/ Junsu (I've been singing along and listening to this duet on repeat).
2 of Japan's amazing #1 child dancers - very impressive.