Saturday, 24 July 2010

Better Late Than Never

I think I'm incredibly late compared to my friends as I only watched Despicable Me today.  Since most of my friends said they couldn't watch the movie with me, I was fortunate enough to have at least one friend (ANTON) come with .  It was pretty good real-talkz and bonding time with Anton! he's honestly, one of my oldest friends!!

Despicable Me was a great movie. It was SO cute.  I actually teared up a bit near the end, when Gru realized he loved the little girls as his daughters.  I'm not going to reveal too much, in case some people haven't seen it yet.  However, the movie would have been even better, had there not been an obnoxious man laughing loudly AT EVERYTHING right next to me.  I was quite unimpressed.  When I was about to leave the theatre at the end of the credits, I could still hear him laughing. UGH. Obnoxious laughter should not be allowed in theatres.

I can see why this film received generally rave reviews but I don't exactly understand why my friend thought the movie was not very good.  Maybe she's not into that ~heartfelt~ family film genre, or maybe...she doesn't like many movies?  I would definitely consider buying this film, and I don't say that about many movies, because I could just watch it online...

Other than Despicable Me, I believe that I should jump onto the Inception train real soon. Everyone is tweeting, or facebook statusing how amazing that movie is, or how much of a "mindfuck" it is.  Nice. Just please don't ruin it for me, as I am not as up-to-date as you crazy mallrats anyways!  by the way, did you know that Scarborough Town Centre is opening up a Hot Topic?  Strange isn't it?  Not to be a bit stereotypical, but I'm afraid the store won't fare well, seeing the majority of the clientele at the mall anyways...

Well, other than watching the movie, I invited Anton over. Kind of an impulse decision nonetheless, because  my house was super messy, not to mention my mother was in her lounge wear...HAHAHA

And a final note, I'm beginning to think I''m starting to improve on my driving, but I really hope this doesn't jinx it.  I drove home today with Anton in the car.  He wasn't scared of my driving and surprisingly, I didn't get many freakouts by my father!

Thursday, 22 July 2010

I should really broaden my Journalism Horizons

I came across this girl's journalism blog. And yes, I was doing a little bit of creeping around...because I am curious of the other students in my journalism program.  And from what I saw on her blog, I noticed that she is REALLY into it.  She goes to so many places, and interviews celebrities everywhere.  I think I need a life, because I should start doing things like this.  I've recently taken a great liking to investigative reporting.  I am always curious about other people, certain places, events, etc.  I am always (lack of better words) sneaking around and searching for more information on the given thing that sparks my interest.  I think I'd really like to be an undercover correspondent. That sounds extremely adventurous, kinda dangerous, but also really interesting.  I'd get to be a bystander at places such as protests, and it would be so much fun to report my findings.  Just a thought...

Monday, 19 July 2010

Youtube annoys me

Youtube has been pissing me off lately. They don't allow for videos over 10 minutes even though I've seen videos online that are like 20 minutes long! And also, it takes FOREVER to upload movies. Like it says 300 minutes to load. WTF? Why does it take so long? It's not like my video is of the best quality. By the way, if anyone sees this, Advanced Upload isn't always the best option. It will still take a really long time.

I was beginning to wonder whether uploading my movie was even worth it or MEANT TO BE. I mean, I tried a countless number of times, which was physically exhausting.  I kept going back to check if the computer went on sleep, or whether there was an error while uploading. UGH. It annoys me so much!! But then, I just decided to split the video in half, which I usually avoid doing at ALL costs.

But then, I succeeded! My movie is now online and I shall post it in a further entry. SOON TO COME!!

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Hating this weather!

Ugh. I really dislike this weather. It's either somewhat cool in the evenings (making me not able to run) or extremely disgusting, humid, sunny, and hot during the day (when I CAN go running).  What do you want me to do summer? BE A FAT ASS? Are you trying to take me away from getting the sexy beach body, in which I plan to have?!

Aha. Well, I went running today right after it was pouring rain, and WAS IT SO MUCH EASIER TO BREATHE!!!!  And it smelt nice too! And then it started raining again...

This is such an irrelevant post. I don't even know why I'm writing this.  Anyways, all in all...Running after the rain is glorious! (when the sun is not yet showing)

I went to a driving class today, and it was fun!  I'm liking this instructor so much better than my last one. My last one always yelled at me. I think he was kind of verbally abusive. He made me feel so incompetent and stupid. But this guy is nice, relaxed and HE just tells me what I need to do. He's so much nicer!

I hope I get my G2 soon. Then I can drive to places, and my parents don't have to insist on driving me to places (in which sometimes they don't want to) again !!

Thursday, 15 July 2010


This is quite late...but two weeks ago, I GRADUATED!!!! I'm quite glad that I am done high school because there were several people I wouldn't even want to think about dealing with in the future there.  I honestly love my Gerald friends and summer school friends more than  most of my high school friends.  However, there are a couple that I am quite confident to stay friends with for years to come.

I got into some problems a couple days before graduation, and quite frankly, it was kind of unnecessary. I suppose this is why you don't date in high school because it causes too many problems!  Does this sound harsh? I've been told that I have been being harsh about this whole situation, but honestly I just feel that being honest through it all is the right thing to do.  I'm doing this thing where I'm learning how to take constructive criticism, as well as offering my constructive criticism, instead of being fake and quiet about it.

But now that the drama is settled, I can actually talk about my Graduation.  I still don't understand why we are keeping our Grad Gowns.  I don't know what I'm going to be using it for.  Maybe I can make it into a dress? That sounds kind of lame.  Besides, the material is cheap polyester.

Anyways, when I got to school. It was quite exciting and sad at the same time.  I mean I was happy, but I knew the beginning of the end was coming. The end of high school that is.  So many familiar faces, so many friends, that  I might not even see anymore. 

After we all got our roses, we had to line up for 20 minutes...and that SEEMED FOREVER!!  However, Pomp and Circumstance started and we walked into the gym.  I was getting quite anxious when they were calling out graduates, because I just wanted to get my diploma already!!  By the way, the teacher announcing my name was really nasally. I was kind of upset Mr. Cerre didn't announce my name.  Anyways, when I got on stage, I got Excellence in Interdiciplinary Studies (Journalism Award) which made me quite thrilled, since I got an award in my field of interest!!!

However, the biggest surprise was when I got called to get the first Graduation Award---The Jostens Award. I sound ungrateful here, but I kind of wish I got some money. Instead, I got a wristwatch. But an award is an award, so I'm still content about that.

When the ceremony ended, it was time for pictures. I think I took a bit too many pictures with people. But I like to think that the more, the merrier!

After rushing home, I got my hair did.  If you have seen me recently, my hair isn't really that long.  However, the guy who did my hair, made it seem SO BIG. ME LIKE =)

Getting to prom was a little awkward.  I had a little ride dilemma, but I did get a ride after all. I swear I was going with Jan, so it wouldn't be too awkward, but last minute...he decided to go in a LIMO!! was just me and two others that I didn't know that well.  It was AWKWARD. But it doesn't matter I suppose.

The Liberty Grand was nice as always, but I didn't like how early I arrived, and how we had to wait like 45 minutes to get into the banquet hall. op again!

Everything about prom was good, until the DJ started playing the music.  It was actually so bad.  They played Wavin Flag. HOW DO YOU DANCE TO THAT?  Not to mention, I kind of felt bad for ____ because he doesn't dance. Like, I felt it was all my fault...BRINGING HIM TO PROM =(

I can't really say much after that. I couldn't go to the After Prom because I had to go to Vancouver the next day. However, I don't think I would have lasted long there anyways.  I was pooped!  Even when I got home, I slept at 4 am.

High school is over now, and now a new milestone awaits! 

Congrats Class of 2010!

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Children these days

It's funny how children from this generation are different from my generation.  Nowadays, children rely so much on technology such as the computer, Wii, Ipods, Cellphones and Nintendo DSes.  For the past two weeks, I have been travelling with my younger cousins.  With them, this reliance has become imminent.  My seven year old cousin is obsessed with his Nintendo DS.  When he cannot play his Pokemon game, he throws a fit.  Like literally, he will kick, whine, and start crying.  I find this incredibly sad and embarrassing.  Seven year olds DO NOT need a Nintendo DS.  As well, he has an mp3 player.  What kind of songs does a young child like him need to listen to?

I don't understand why children need to have these things.  Sure, its a good thing that children are becoming more technologically advanced these days, but it is a terrible thing to be so obsessed and relient on electronics! No child younger than ten years old needs an mp3, cellphone or DS.  My reason for this is because these children are too young to know the difference between what is important and what is for leisure time and fun.  They don't seem to know how to multi-task while playing whatever they are playing, and pay attention to what someone is saying while doing these things. 

For the past two weeks, I have seen this in my seven year old cousin.  As much as I love him, he has really been annoying me throughout our whole vacation because of his DS.  When he can't play his DS, he asks me for my Ipod Touch.  I don't know why there is such a need for these electronics to keep him entertained because it's just so unnecessary!  He needs to learn how to socialize and do other things! 

So today, I played a little trick on him.  I hid his DS.  He was too busy pretending to do "Winter Olympic Sports", that I took his DS away from him.  I told his mother and his sister and together we pretended it was gone for good.  He whined, cried, and BEGGED us to go back to the hotel.  He claimed that he could not survive without his Nintendo DS.  I just didn't know what to do anymore.  I am not sure if he really learned the whole point of my trick when I returned it back to him.

(SIGH) Kids today, are given too much.

I swear, when I have children, I think I'm going to deprive them more than others, and make them do something healthy like extracurriculars such as sports and arts.