Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Selling Baby's Photos?

Is it a right thing to do?
After I watched today's 360, I brought this topic to my English class. I explained the situation in English and had some students pretend to be Angelina. Other students bombarded him/her with tons of questions. They had to answer all the questions. It doesn't matte whether it is true or not. The purpose was answering the questions as quickly as possible. In order to do that, they need to be very creative, and proficient in English. They really had a good time playing a role of this celebrity.
Anyway, I was kind of surprised how media changed toward their behavior. The last time they sold their daughter's baby, I thought people were in favor of them. "Angelina's daughter has already started raising money for the poor." "She made a good decision to protect her family from paparazzi." These were what I heard last time.
Things have changed. How come? I guess this couple is really influential to other celebrities. Many celebrities have follow suit to make money. Too many pictures of a celebrity & his/her baby have made people sick. "Oops! This person did again?" kind of thing.

Painful Miss USA
I enjoyed watching Miss USA stumbling from the stairs, Miss teen insisting people in South Africa or in Iraq be educated in the USA, but above all, I enjoyed Anderson trying to sound like dumb anchor in promoting the new 360 website. This is why I love Anderson Cooper!

Friday, July 04, 2008

Gas Price

I wish I were a dog, which can inherit whopping $2 million!
It sounds like she was treated badly by most of her relatives. I guess the rich woman saw everybody say and do nice things not from sincerity but because her money was what they cared the most. She may have had a lot of people around her. But she might have felt emptiness. Her dog was the only one who loved her from the bottom of her heart...

In Japan, we buy petroleum by the liter. We do see the price rise every week. Just yesterday, I saw this sign; 1L=193yen, which means $1.93. One gallon is 3.785 liter. So... one gallon for $730!? How does this sound to you?
We are the country devoid of natural resources. We cannot do anything but grin and bear it. However, I think this is the right direction to make people come to their senses. Too many people are running cars without thinking about this precious resource. This high price is making us think what we should do to pinch pennies (or yen!?) and think about how to reduce CO2 emission.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008


I cannot watch Webcam from here. Whenever I click the video, I am told I cannot watch it because of my geographic location. How about the situations in other international viewers? Can you see it on your PC??

When I was hospitalized for kidney stone last year, I was just like that. I was rolling over on chairs, moaning, looking really ugly. The instant I arrived at the hospital, they put me on the stretcher and carried me to the bed immediately and examined my body to see what was wrong.

It is unbelievable that people see her fall down from the chair, see her suffering from acute attack but still they ignored her. This is what's happening in a hospital and it's too obvious something was wrong with her. (If this happened in a subway station or in a park in NY, I'm not 100% sure I could help him/her out. If in my city, I will.)

Starbucks is closing 600 shops nationwide.
This sounds a bad news, but I guess it is a part of the CEO's strategy. May be they have come up with a way to make this coffee chain stand out. I love Starbucks' strong iced-coffee. It's getting hotter and hotter here and I cannot live without it! Despite its high price, I'll buy. In this way, I can contribute poor coffee farmers, right?

I try to walk for an hour every day, and since I started walking to my school, my feet are getting thicker and thicker! I need a Pedegg! How wonderful to get rid of all that "grated cheese" from my skin! I could make Anderson laugh by doing that!

I don't know they were the real feet and hands of those models, but if I were the model, I never want to let them show my ugly feet along with my face.