6/04 Quote of the Day

“Hungry is as hungry gets”

-Raining Chocolate (taken from Forrest Gump)

As my obsession for Forrest Gump grows,  my love for food grows also~

I’ve got to say, those are some fine chocolates right there.

Because hey, “Life is like a box of chocolates- ya never know what you’re gonna get”

-Raining Chocolate

Sickness is SOOO last year

Put your hands up if you were annoyed at the timing in which you got sick.

Ok that’s about… all of you.

You know, I feel like being sick is the worst thing that can happen. It usually puts me in a dilemma, or just in the worst situation ever. Timing wise- horrific.

I used to not get sick at all. Most of the time, it was once every two years or so, a big flu that attacks and goes away. It was never of much significance because I was young, school wasn’t hard to catch up, and I usually had my mom check up on me every hour. Now, I get it frequently, light colds, but with the tendency to drag along for a very long time. A day of school missed is basically worth 3 days to catch up on my own. So I can’t miss a lot of school, and I try not to, but sometimes, I feel like the timing is just…perfect. It seemed like every time I got sick, a class had the longest amount of notes, or a pop quiz, or a test, or an important discussion. If only I could choose a day on my own to get sick, I would go for the days we don’t do anything.

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The Truth Behind the End

Truth is…

The end is the behind.

Hahaha I’m just kidding.

But seriously, you’ve all heard of the phrase “Each end is a new beginning.”

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All American Gatsby

What is the most stereotypical term for an american?

Obese.


Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t believe that all Americans are obese. In fact, a lot of Americans are quite fit. However, it is fact that 33% of America is obese. Why is this so?

Greed.

When I say greed, a lot of people think of money. Yes that is one big greed, however, even food or other small things can be a greed. I think to call greed as obesity may not be a wrong term. Just because you’re obese doesn’t always have to be that you’re fat. In fact, let’s look at it in the terms of a great classic, Great Gatsby.

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7/5 Quote of the Day

“Eating popcorn: 80% during the trailers. 20% during the movie.”

-Anonymous

Ahh good times. :b That’s why I always buy popcorn when trailers are about to end. You just get too excited when you see popcorn ūüėÄ

Raining Chocolate

How Hungry ARE You?

It’s really fascinating how different your mood becomes when you’re extremely hungry. It’s like your body fills you with an overwhelming need to eat and regain energy. I, for one, go absolutely bonkers when I’m starving. I don’t think you’d want to see how I’d look, but it looks something like this:

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So when I was reading¬†Animal Farm,¬†I couldn’t help but understand completely how angry the animals became when they weren’t fed. ¬†Mr. Jones neglected¬†them, forgetting to feed them all day, and I knew something bad was about to go down because of it. Then, when the animals rebelled and kicked Mr. Jones off of his farm, I was excited for the animals. Mr. Jones was a horrible, drunk farmer anyways, who needs him? Certainly no one. While reading this, I found many parallels between this book and the Russian Revolution of 1917. Mr. Jones symbolized the last Russian Czar, Nicholas II, who was also a bad ruler. A famine spread throughout Russia and food shortages got worse because of the World War. Because of the food shortages, people also got angry, like the animals did, and organized riots. The Duma soon abdicated the czar and the people soon fell under the rule of Lenin, then Stalin. Similarly, the animals soon fell under rule of Napoleon, who like Stalin, was a totalitarian ruler. Too bad the situation got worse for the animals, and not better.

In my English class, we also watched¬†The Seventh Samurai.¬†For those who don’t know, this Japanese movie is about a village of farmers who have been raided by bandits. These farmers are devastated, left with almost nothing to live for. They seek the help of samurais, who they believe can help against a future attack of the bandits. However, many samurais decline their offer, because the farmers have nothing to offer them besides a little bit of food every day. Fortunately though, through time they find a group of samurais willing to help them. The movie shows their process of preparing for a future attack, their struggle for survival in the process, as well the outcome when the attack eventually takes place. Fueled by hunger and misery, these farmers fight to their best ability alongside the samurais to defend their village. They actually have to starve themselves in order to provide enough food for their samurais.¬†The samurais give their best efforts to defend the village as well, even though they know there will be no great wealth or honor as a reward for their services and there won’t be much food given by the farmers. Although this movie is a little dated, you should watch it if you haven’t already. It’s an amazing movie with an amazing plot and an amazing moral. Fight for what you’ve got and don’t let anyone step over you, no matter what situation you’re in. Help those in need, regardless what might be given as a reward. You should just do good deeds for the sake of doing good deeds. It’s the thought that counts.

So yeah, hunger cause you to do things you normally won’t do. For me and the animals in¬†Animal Farm,¬†hunger causes anger and agitation. For the farmers, it gives them a certain strength, a reason to defend their village from the bandits.

-Cinnamon Roll.  

 

 

 

To Save Someone

In this world, there is always someone who needs help.

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In the movie¬†Seven Samurai by Akira Kurosawa, the poor farmers are the ones in need. My English class is watching this movie in class and although it’s quite an old movie for us young ones to like much, I understood why our teacher said that this is his favorite movie.

But before I talk about anything, I would like to introduce to you someone.

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Name: Kim Sejin

Alias: Robot leg boy

Job: national swim representative (handicap)

Age: 15

This boy was born with no legs, and two fingers on one hand. ¬†His real parents left him at an orphanage. His adopted mother took great care of him and trained him to walk with the mechanical legs, and soon, he was able to walk. He began to practice swimming, saying that he “felt as if [he] was floating, flying”. He was really talented and devoted, and with great practice, became part of the national handicap team, in the Olympics. At a young age, he had a smart mind- to be able to publish his own book.

However, it wasn’t all easy. His mother taught him not to stand up and walk, but to fall. “You need to learn to fall and get back up” his mother had said to him.

When he was much younger, someone asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up.

“I want to become human”

His life was hard. Kids at school were making fun of him for being a robot. Some older group of kids dragged him to the bathroom and hammered his leg to pieces. Yes, he couldn’t feel his legs. But he had to walk all the way back home with no legs, blood dripping, heart torn to pieces.

A couple of days ago, as I walked out of Costco with my mom, I saw an old grandpa with a hunch back. It wasn’t a hunch in the middle of his back. His spine had stuck out to the left and up, so as if his shoulder blade is the one that’s sticking out.

There are many people in this world with handicaps like the poor ol’ gramps and the robot boy.

So many people who struggle to live, wishing for an angel to come and help them. In the movie Seven Samurai, the farmers are deprived of food, their families killed, their lives on the brink of death.

Think about it. If you haven’t eaten food for ages, your family are all dead, and you feel the evil men, lurking behind your door, waiting to pounce on you any moment, wouldn’t you be scared?

If you ate a great warm feast, laughed a lot, walked out, and saw a poor kid, sitting on the cement, with one arm gone, wouldn’t you feel bad? I definitely would. At times like this when I am reminded of these people, I wish I was a¬†millionaire and spend a couple of years around the world to help poor people- clothe them, take them to advance technological hospitals, educate them, wash them, place them in nice living conditions, and of course, feed them. I would personally take lessons from the world most famous chef(s), and of course, my mom who knows how to make scratch and nothing in the refrigerator into something worth serving to the queen. Then I would take gigantic groups of people and feed them all. Buffet style until they cannot stuff themselves anymore. image

To save someone will be a great feeling. As if you’ve just received a Medal of Honor. You know~

And speaking of saving someone, I recently heard a song that struck my heart. Soldier by Gavin Degraw, this song portrayed my heart.

“When you get worried, I’ll be your soldier”

It touched me- knowing that someone in this world has the same feeling, and it made me feel like I could connect with them through this song.

“When you’re thirsty, I’ll be rain”

I smiled at this part. I know my nickname isn’t Rain because I wanted to be the one who saves world, but I do love rain. When it rains, I feel happy, refreshed, clean, and beautiful. When I heard this sentence it made me feel like others love rain too. Not a lot of people like rain, and I felt like this showed the world that rain is as important as the sun.

-Raining Chocolate