Free Giveaway by the Inimitable Adriana!

February 26, 2013 at 8:21 am (Uncategorized) (, )

Go enter, contest ends March 3rd!

http://nostalgiclibrarian.blogspot.ca/2013/02/another-giveaway-little-tropicality-to.html

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(Worst) Part of this Complete Breakfast

August 14, 2012 at 10:29 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , )

It makes me laugh when junk food advertisements frame their junk as part of a healthy lifestyle.  Sure, Macdonalds can be a part of a healthy food regimen, IF it is supplemented maybe 100 to 1 (in weight) by nutrient-rich intake.  McD fare contributes nothing of value to the regimen, rather clogging your arteries with crap that has to be detox’ed away.  Sure, sugary cereals can be part of a “complete” breakfast – but it will be the worst part of it, the part you could do without and the breakfast stays “complete.”  It’s empty calories.  Junk does not contribute anything except increased waist sizes and increased chance of xyz malady (e.g. heart failure). 

Marketers consciously choose specific socially acceptable frames to advertise their product.  Fast food can be at once a convenient and affordable life-saver for overworked parents (who need and deserve a break!) and nothing short of a total disaster for long-term development and health.  You can bet which frame they’d embrace and the other they’d shun at all costs, though both may be true.  Let’s all be conscious of language.

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LEARNING MANDARIN V1: music!

September 26, 2011 at 2:39 am (Uncategorized)

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I like lists

June 21, 2011 at 9:31 am (Uncategorized)

“1)I wouldn’t trade those experiences and memories with my S.O. for anything.
2)I have a wonderful partner, friend, and lover in my S.O.
3)A wonderful relationship, like the one I have with my S.O., deserves a chance to grow and become a bigger, better thing, instead of staying in limbo. ”
-anonymous
(edited to remove gender specific pronouns)

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Miss Jiendia participation

April 5, 2011 at 2:16 am (Friends, Games, Myself and I, Uncategorized)

and Sasha is on the other side of the continent.  Shawn too.  Cellie is back down under.  WHY AM I STUCK IN VANCOUVER???

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Songs I Need Choreography to.

March 20, 2011 at 11:59 am (Entertainment, Music, Uncategorized)



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SCHOOL.

March 17, 2011 at 2:14 pm (Uncategorized)

is killing me. mental note to catch up with everyone afterwards. OH AND APPLY FOR TAIWAN SCHOLARSHIPS ASAP

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Help the SPCA. $1 per click is a pretty goddamn good return.

February 11, 2011 at 4:10 am (Uncategorized)

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/socialshopper?v=app_10442206389

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Ramen Guide to Vancouver

November 5, 2010 at 8:55 am (Drink, Food, Travel, Uncategorized)

In Alphabetical Order:

Benkei: miso flavours are best. Get the secret-menu (ura-menu) ramen at the Robson St. location.
G-Men: a bit on the pricey side but free parking in Richmond. Good noodle texture.
Kintarou: for its massive sizes and rich soup. Very consistent.
Menya: I have to remember to go…
Motomachi Shokudou: same owners as Kintarou. More upscale (with some organic ingredients) but not that pricey. Slightly more innovative than the others without being ridiculously aznfusion.
Santouka: a really wonderful Tontotsu ramen, just go for the Shiyo. An extra plate of toro-niku (soft bbq pork) is a MUST.

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Math+Internet=Fail

November 2, 2010 at 3:36 pm (Uncategorized)

http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/s/1022757_cool_cash_card_confusion

The former is SOMEWHAT understandable… customers will be stupid if it suits them. The latter is inexcusable. What an embarrassment for Verizon.

I told my bf about this and his response was,
“Oh…Verizon is American, isn’t it?”

So Bush, about that decrease (-) in education funding and increase (+) in defence expenditure…

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