Now that I have read Wicked, I would like to watch the musical. The End.
Um… I fell off the face of the earth for a second soooooo I’m gonna sum up what I’ve been up to for past montthisshh…….. Bad news is that I was laid off. Good news is that with all this free time, I’ve gotten to do all these funsy things.
Spent an amazing weekend along the northwest coast with Ken.
Spent some time with some good homies back home.
Then I went to Disneyland with some family friends for a weekend. (We also went out to reggae night in a ghetto black club in LA. Never again.)
Then family from Australia and Canada came by and we spent the week driving down to Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, Disneyland, and Beverly Hills. I will miss those Australian kids.
And then I graduated….
And I’ve started dancing Hawaiian and Tahitian dances again.
And yeah. That’s been my life for May/April.
Hope things pick up soon. I’m getting bored.
On Kony 2012: The Visible Victims Speak: Considering that Kony 2012 — the most viral video in Internet history — exploits the suffering of northern Ugandans to raise money, Victor Ochen, a victim of the Lord’s Resistance Army and a founder of the nonprofit African Youth Initiative Network (AYINET), thought it only right that they should get to see it too.
Ochen traveled to the city of Lira, where he and his NGO set up a makeshift outdoor theater so locals could watch Invisible Children’s much-discussed fundraising campaign, and decide for themselves if it helps or hurts.
According to a statement released by AYINET, over 35,000 people attended the screening, many of whom rode in on bikes from neighboring villages. Additionally, some two million northern Uganda residents tuned in to a live broadcast of the audio aired simultaneously on five FM radio stations.
Al Jazeera reporter Malcolm Webb, who was on hand to gauge people’s reactions, filed the following account:
People I spoke to anticipated seeing a video that showed the world the terrible atrocities that they had suffered during the conflict, and the ongoing struggles they still face trying to rebuild their lives after two lost decades.
The audience was at first puzzled to see the narrative lead by an American man – Jason Russell – and his young son.
Towards the end of the film, the mood turned more to anger at what many people saw as a foreign, inaccurate account that belittled and commercialised their suffering, as the film promotes Kony bracelets and other fundraising merchandise, with the aim of making Kony infamous.
A woman Webb spoke with afterwards compared IC’s approach of selling products with Kony’s image to “selling Osama Bin Laden paraphernalia post 9/11,” which she felt would be offensive to many Americans, irrespective of how “well-intentioned” the fundraising campaign was.
Last night’s screening was AYINET’s first and last. It announced this morning that it had suspended further screenings of Kony 2012 in light of the outrage it caused. Wrote Ochen: “It was very hurtful for victims and their families to see posters, bracelets and t-shirts, all looking like a slick marketing campaign, promoting the person most responsible for their shattered lives.”
“Why give such criminals celebrity status?” asked people in attendance, according to AYINET. “Why not make the plight of the victims and the war-ravaged communities, people whose sufferings are real and visible, the focus of a campaign to help?”
Do me a favor and vote for this little kiddos!
Ughhhh, slkdfjskdjfskdfjkjdhfjksdf. It’s incidents like these that people in our country need to be aware of. I mean, I feel ashamed to live in this country when I do hear about these incidents overseas! I want to know what went through that U.S soldiers head when it happened. It’s absolutely ridiculous! This is where our tax dollars are going to. I can only imagine that our relations with Afghanistan are going to get even worse. My deepest condolences go out to the family members and friends of these civilians.
It’s been one year since Japan’s quake tsunami disaster. I would like to take the time out to think about all those lives lost. Although there’s still a lot to rebuild, from looking at these picture, Japan has come a long way to rebuilding their country after this horrible disaster:
Although the pictures may show promise for the near future of Japan, the nuclear and chemical contamination caused by the breakdown of Fukushima nuclear plant has leaked radiation into parts of the country, ocean, and the air. that has potential to spread out farther. In certain areas that are “safe” for living, (not sure how to describe it), radiation levels have been tested to have no short-term effects. However, I fear what long term effects will come by. There have been efforts to clean up the radiation but it’s trial and error, it’s still risky especially for those workers. I just hope for the best.
Just wanted to shareeee what I readd. :D
Do you remember this picture?
god bless that ladyy
Then I reblogged and clicked the picture:
That lady deserves a medal.
god bless you miss <3
gosh, seriouslly was all “TT^TT little ducklings nooo~~~” But in the end.. cute :)