Expired Chocolate Milk

Took a couple of gulps of expired chocolate milk. Tasted metallic with long lasting aftertaste. I wonder if I will get stomachache. I drank around 50ml before realizing it actually went bad. I knew it was expired and all, but it’s chocolate milk. I mean how bad can it really get? I better not feel bad during my stats exam tomorrow.

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Grocery Day

Today I went to buy groceries, because at Conestoga Mall students get 10% discounts on Tuesday. I was sitting at the bus stop, waiting for the bus with 4 bags of groceries. This woman comes up to me and asks, “Is that cart yours?”, pointing at a shopping cart nearby. “Some body has to take it back you know.” I told her, “Nope, I carried them like I always do in Dota”. She looked puzzled and walked away.

Yoshi General: A Shanghai Expo Experience

Yoshi General traveled to Shanghai last summer to pay a honorable visit to the great Shanghai Expo. Due to traffic jam caused by 400 thousand people who went to the Expo that day, Yoshi was unable to visit the most famous pavilions. He ended up visiting only Australia, Canada and US Pavilions. The pavilions were disappointments, totally not worth the one hour, waiting in line. Nevertheless, it was a wonderful experience witnessing people from all over the world gathering in one location. It made Yoshi feel connected to people from more than 50 different countries.

P.S. Have you seen in movies when a person holding a video recorder spins in circle filming his surroundings? Yeah, Yoshi did that. It was awesome, although he did bump into like 10 different people.

A Little Lesson on the Japanese Language

I commonly hear people call attractive girls by the term “kawaii”. This is often incorrectly applied since “kawaii” or かわいい  has the strict meaning of cute. It does not mean sexy or beautiful. I am tired of hearing the Wapanese  overuse the term “kawaii” on every girl they see, so today I am going to introduce some variations to describe a good looking girl.

“kirei” (きれい) – pretty, beautiful

“utsukushii” (うつくしい) – beautiful

“beppin” (べっぴん) – exceptionally beautiful women

“kirei” describe a pretty women. It can address one part of the body, the whole body or in combination with the clothes and accessories. The word applies to things as well as humans. It is most appropriate when describing a woman with limited cute features and generally accepted beauty. Cuteness often comes with the characteristics and pose of the girl. For example a girl pretending to be a cat can be thought as cute. However, the word “kirei” has no association with the situation. It is simply a generally accepted concept of beauty.

“utsukushii” is one big step away from cuteness used to describe beautiful things or people. Use this when you want to describe a women who looks gorgeous or marvelous. It is more suitable for older women perhaps past their teen, who has lost their young innocent appeal, but replaced by sexiness with a mature tone.

“beppin” is a very old word specifically used to define “bijyo” or beautiful women. Not only does the woman have to look gorgeous with the make up and clothes, but the base has to be beautiful as well. The word “betsu” means different or exceptional, so make sure the woman is outstandingly pretty or beautiful.

"kawaii" - Hirano Aya pretending to be a stupid puppy trying to eat a leaf.

"kirei" - Charlize Theron has a generally accepted pretty face.

"utsukushii" - A marvelous looking Catherine Zeta Jones.

A picture of “beppin” is unavailable due to the fact that they have to be exceptionally beautifully. Everyone has their own idea of exceptional beauty so I will leave it to your imagination.

Time to Move On

I always thought Fantasy Basketball was where I belonged. I thought when I am upset, Fantasy Basketball will be there for me. I was wrong. Fantasy Basketball was a fake. It gave me hope  only so that it can take it away later. Every year, I get hopeful that this will be the year to bring home gold. It’s been 3 years. It hasn’t happened. It’s time to move on.

Destiny

Have you ever had times when the more you try, the worse the results? I know I had. No matter how much I analyze the players and gather only the safest players, they still end up injured. In the same league, two people autodrafted, and for some reason, their teams have been relatively injury free. You might say it was luck and I would have agreed in the past, but now I have a new belief. It was DESTINY.

Slavery or Bravery?

How many times have we seen big tough black guys die in movies?

In almost every action movie, the black guys would fight the antagonist and get raped. A black man’s death is very symbolic of both slavery and bravery. Back in the days, big black African slaves risked their lives to protect their masters. Their size and athleticism can overpower most enemies, making them the preferrable bodyguards. Although most of them dies while encountering their enemies, they always fight with great confidence and enthusiasm, thus crippling their enemy. Their deathly sacrifice often brings safety to their allies, making them a hero.

A black guy goes after the predator. Boom! Head shot.