July 13, 2010
If only I could blame something concrete for the worldwide explosion of the “Twilight” franchise…. But what I end up thinking is: What’s wrong with the world?!
Okay, I guess I could understand why young teenagers would go ga-ga over the “perfection” of Edward, and the “girl-next-door”ness of Bella… But I see middle-aged
women poring over its pages too! “Shame on you,” is all I have to say. And is it really necessary to splash Twilight all over newspapers, magazines, TV, and…every possible media device ever created?? I admit to having read the entire series, and thought the idea of chaste vampirism quite innovative for the genre…. But that’s it. I had no idea that it would be worth so much worldwide attention and obsession!
I am also blaming Twilight for the destruction of light fiction because those books are now being pushed to the back of the bookstore, and are replaced by even more trashy vampy, teen books! And I guess Meg Cabot has been feeling the pressure… Read the rest of this entry »
April 5, 2010
Does this old saying still hold true for our current generation? Yes, some time apart will make you miss your significant other that much more. But will that feeling fade as a life without your SO by your side begins to seem habitual? Will you start to forget? Adaptation is our secret weapon, but perhaps it could also destroy relationships.
Today, we have the internet where we could keep in touch with friends from all over the world through video calls, msn chats etc. We also have long distance calling on our mobile cell phones so we can keep in touch even on the go. Do these technological advances help or hinder our relationships with our peers or, in this case, our SOs?
I have, throughout the whole of middle and high school, been thoroughly hooked onto MSN. However, now that I think back to my experiences with MSN, I realize that I always said things that I would not have said in person, or used tones that I would have normally been hesitant to use. I was not myself.
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March 31, 2010
So about 6 months ago, I had a conversation with my dad about the ridiculously expensive phone plans offered in Canada. Being a university student and therefore…on the borderline of being broke, I had just cause to complain (since complaining about all sorts of things both minuscule and relatively cataclysmal is almost a culture amongst us post-secondary kids).
Anyway, so then my dad suggested me getting what he called a “Google Phone”. Of course, I had no idea what he was talking about. Google, to my very limited knowledge, was still just a massive search engine that is fighting censorship in China. And now Google made phones?!? Wow. My dad must be insane. Especially when he started going on about how calls would be free since calls would go through Google Talk instead of through the phone network…but of course the other person must have a “Google Phone” as well.
So, I thought, now I’m expected to revert back to high school mentality and tell all my friends to get the mystical “Google Phone” so we could form a clique-like calling network: Thou shalt only call someone with a “Google Phone” and shalt ignore those still stuck with an uncool phone plans??
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