We Are Running Out of Time



I was intrigued about an idea of “a car that runs on water” after returning home from a particular science class one day. My science teacher described a future where cars are purely modes of transportation, and not oil monsters; where they run solely on water, and that instead of gas stations there are hydrogen stations; an unbelievable world where people trade in their gas guzzlers for years with just a little more rain due to the change from gas to water. A greener place, a kinder place, free of political holds of any kind. My mom said that we have all the technology to make this future now, but that some people are just too hung up on making money out of hurtful things. These are people that don’t care about the next generation; that when the time the world really does expire, they won’t be there to take it, so why should they care?

Why should they care?

All one can really do is to persuade. But in the end, the decision will always be upon themselves. Which will you choose?

Korean Pop.

I thoroughly believe that they have the catchiest songs on the planet. My friend first introduced me to Korean pop music, or k-pop, and now I can’t stop listening. The only problem is is that when you want to sing along, it’s sort of difficult BECAUSE IT”S IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE. But people like me have their ways of singing the words without really knowing what their saying. You’re speaking Korean, but not really. Yay!

I’ve recently been obsessed with this korean boyband called SHINee.

No words.

Right now I’m fastidiously trying to learn their famous dance routine to their song Lucifer by using endless slow-moed and mirrored videos. An. Endless. Amount. But it’s been really fun. I find it cool that you can learn any dance through slow-motion and a lot of pausing and replaying. After about a week, I’m about one minute into the song. yes. (personal victory screech)

You see all those electronic-like dance moves? That’s called tutting. And it’s extremely fun to learn. To get the moves really sharp, you need a lot of strength, control, and precision. These guys have got that. (Believe my sore muscles)

I’ve yet to learn all their names, but I will!! I will also buy more music, you can believe that.

I got sexy baaaack...YEAH

Seeing Things

Scene 1:

I come downstairs to the sound of Fudge my pug barking. Thinking she wants to go out, I run towards the barks screaming, “I’M COMING!” because I’m afraid that she’ll pee in any second and I’ll have to deal with the complains and the mess. Instead, I find my mom sitting on the couch watching Heroes and Fudge still barking at something outside. My mom, knowing that I came down to let Fudge out, says that Fudge doesn’t need to go out. She’s only seeing spirits.

“What?” I say.

“Dogs can see spirits,” she says. “You didn’t know?”

“I’ve heard…but if Fudge is barking at a spirit that’s over there and you’re right here…aren’t you scared!?” I question. Automatically my mind goes to Paranormal Activity, and I shudder.(Notice how I don’t even question my mom)

“Nah, spirits are all around. And besides, they’re good.”

I stare out the dark window, but since I’m still a little creeped, I run upstairs.

Scene 2:

I just brought back the “dogs can see spirits” thing with my mom, and then said that I’ve read that baby’s can see spirits, too.

“Aren’t babies scared of what they’re seeing?” I say, truly concerned for my little brother. Oh, what he must have seen!

“First of all,” my mom says, “babies see angels, not ghosts. That’s why babies sometimes seem like they are looking at something that’s not there, and then suddenly laugh and smile out of the blue. They are seeing angels.”

Oh. I remember mom telling me about that a long time ago, when Johann(my brother) was still really tiny. I remember him doing just that, and I thought of how he must have seen his guardian angel. I thought that all this supernatural stuff was pretty fascinating.


Dogs see spirits.

Babies see angels.

So what do cats see?

If dogs can see spirits, than cats can definitely see something, too. They even have better eyesight than dogs. So after thinking it over, I finally came up with this answer:

Cats can see angels and spirits, alright; they just don’t really give a crap.

Ah, those shameless cats.

The Food Blog!

Welcome to my all new blog called tis the food. Drop by, why don’tcha?

Blog Under Construction

I just wanted to say that I’ve been thinking, and have decided to create a totally separate food blog for my recipes. So don’t get scared or intimidated or anything like that if you start to notice that all the recipes are slowly disappearing one by one…

I’ll give the link when all the dirty work’s done!!

The Secret of Kells

I had been meaning to make a review for this movie a couple of months now, and all that has been holding me back was, I admit, pure laziness! I’m sorry, it happens to the best of everyone. But no matter, for the review must still go on!

The Secret of Kells – its very name easily invokes mystery and magic. And because of that, it’s been nominated for an Academy Award for the Best Animated Feature in February 2010. But since seeing it months ago, the only recallings I have left of the story are currently on a post-it with all the movie notes I took. And sinceĀ  am still feeling a little bit lazy a bit forgetful, I do know that this movie deserves its spotlight. So here are the words straight from my notes that I jotted down, basically summing up the feel of The Secret of Kells.

magical; surreal; bright; haunting; brilliance; innocence in animation; some aspect of story you can’t quite grasp,fleeting; it pulls you in; at the same time can show terror, searing, scarlet death and hate like glowing coals on a fire; majesty; grace; fluidity; disturbing

The cat in this picture looks a lot like the one in the movie! Such beautiful eyes…

Living Healthy

To fully enjoy life, we need to take care of our bodies. They are sort of like babies- if you be kind to them they won’t neccesarily break all your things as much (Believe me, I have too much experience with that.)

I started becoming aware of exercising and healthy eating in 5th grade. But back then, it was mostly just playing outside and not eating too much junk. Now, though, I have made it a lifestyle. And I realize how important it is to learn that at a younger age. But truly, anyone can make a difference in their life if they just make it happen and commit. Just jump in and take action! You’ll learn things as you go along.

For me, when I started taking an interest into exercising and eating well, there was no doubt that I had a lot of questions. So after reading in and searching, I eventually learned what comes naturally to me now: To eat well and be active.

Eating Well.

Having a healthy diet is mostly just common sense. There are so many diets and fads out there that can be so overwhelming, but just remember to stick to your gut! It’s most important to eat real food in moderation, instead of processed, fake ones. Eat vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, and whole grains. Believe it or not, you also need some fat in your diet, too! You can get these from nuts, peanut butter, and avocados.

Allow yourself to eat whatever you want every once in a while. Go crazy and have your fill of fried things, or just go with the old burger and fries combo. Anyone need a chocolate meltdown sundae? By doing this, you won’t feel like your missing out on anything, because food, after all, is one of the greatest joys in life. Deprivation has never done anyone good.

Yes, there may be much more to this science, but for now, all you need to know are the basics. After this, you can branch off and add to your internal knowledge of health. I know I did.

Food Rules by Micheal Pollan is the perfect “Eater’s Manual”. He gives you 64 tips, tricks, and advice on eating wisely, in a very casual, non-complicated way.


Ah, this one’s easy. All you have to do is get your patooty up out of that couch and move. Like everyone else, I’ve noticed a huge change in America’s culture. To sum it up, all this new technology and fast food is making us, well, fat. And not to mention unhealthy.

When I watch Jane Austen movies set in 18th century England, you never see those perfectly healthy people going to the gym and working out. That’s because they’re lifestyle demanded them to be physical. There were no cars to ride around in, so people walked. There were no TVs, so instead of being locked up inside the house all day, they went outside and took a turn around their fancy English garden. Food was cooked fresh from markets everyday. They were aware that a little exercise would go a long way. Life back then was more natural and alive, and sometimes I wish that we lived more like the people did back then.

But now, we have cars, and computers, and TVs, and malls, and Mcdonalds, and…

And it has become more of a chore to get up and get moving. People think of exercising as having to drag themselves to go to the gym for three hours. No! Do something that you enjoy, like taking a walk and enjoying nature. Do yoga, dance, garden, play with kids, run, skip, jump, swim…there are so many options to choose from. This doesn’t have to be at all complicated, unless you over-think it.

The Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises is a wonderful compendium of fitness, and probably the only one you’ll ever need. It is truly awesome.And, oh, look at that-they have one for men, too.

I just discovered the enthusiastic community of BodyRock.TV literally two days ago. I love it because it has some serious workouts, exercises, and eating tips all for doing right at home. You can also share your support and stories with the many users who go there. It’s like you’re in a candy store.