Archive for March, 2007

2 years

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

2 years. It’s been 2 years since the fire. Somehow it feels like it’s been more than 2 years, but somehow it feels like it’s just a few months ago that we had that experience. We survived, we changed, we grew and we still live. So much has happened since that drastic change forced upon us, yet we have been capable to adapt to anything that came our way since then. We might have lost things that remind of who we are, things that are valuable and percious to our dear hearts, but we haven’t lost our friends and families. They are still here, they are the ones who really helped us to survive and grow.

When I first arrived at the scene, firemen were hosing at the buildings:

The next day, our friends helped us to go through the rubble, to see if we can salvage anything. To this day, we still haven’t gone through them, which has been sitting in storage.

We went upstairs to see that our whole apartment has become a mess. Most of the walls in the front were gone.


Our apartment was practicially gone after the fire:

Cooking Mama!

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

cooking mamaSince the launch of the Wii, I have been waiting and waiting for Cooking Mama to come out. I was so looking forward to using the Wii remote to cut cucumbers, slice chicken, make pasta, stri-fry, make cream puffs… It just seems like a heck lot of fun. To be exact: silly fun. So it finally came out yesterday and I got it. I can’t wait to go home and hear that seriously Japanese-accented female voice keeps saying, “Better than mama!”

Elaborate bento boxes are works of art

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

It’s time for some new bento boxes. Have you seen those elaborate bento boxes “in” cartoon characters? There are Hello Kitty, Doraemon and Pokemon bento boxes. They are not characters printed on the boxes, but they are created by arranging the food items in the bento boxes. Here are some more crazy bento boxes. Too pretty to eat, perhaps?
crazy bento boxes

Tongue scraper

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

tongue scraperDo you scrape your tongue? Oh yes I do. To lessen bad breath (or halistosis), it’s important to scrape your tongue regularly, just as important as flossing. Get rid of those bacteria living on your tongue, especially the end part of your tongue. The front of the your tongue gets rubbed with your palate all the time so it has less bacteria, but not the back! Scrape it! You’ll be surprised when comes out of the scraping.

About redtext

Monday, March 12th, 2007

Yes, another blog by littlerabbit: redtext is nothing more than just another blog on the Internet that talks about myself, posts YouTube videos, posts links to other sites found on Google, mass emails or re-posts someone else’s blog entries.

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Friday, March 9th, 2007

Thanks Rey for posting this. This is absolutely one of the most memorable segments from Sesame Street that I can remember. I love it, absolutely love it.

Milking women for cattles

Friday, March 9th, 2007

milking a lady
I don’t drink milk. It grosses me out. I do care about that fact that we inject hormones and inseminate cows to stimulate their milk production (lactation), but that’s just one of the many reasons why I don’t drink milk. It’s way more than whether it’s organic or not.

In fact, whether it’s cow’s milk, goats or sheep’s, milk just grosses me out.

Imagine women are being milked, and then their milk is used to feed cattle. Does this picture seem weird to you? Why is it okay for us (humans, being a different species), milking other species (cows, for example) and drinking their mammary secretion, but not the other way around? Cows don’t secrete milk for other species’ consumption, do they? Do we really need the antibodies from cows?

I think if we ‘have’ to drink milk, we should drink human’s milk.

Oh, but then again, humans are the only mammals that consume milk after infant stage… why do we drink milk?

Let’s add more this picture: injecting hormones to women, inseminating women to make them constantly produce milk in high quantity, and maybe attaching mechanical pump to their breasts. Do you want to drink some human’s milk, cattle?

For communities or eras that do not have enough food supply, I could understand why they would resort to drinking milk. And I have no problem with that. But for those of us who live with an abundance of food resources and nutrition, do we really need to drink milk?

Picture from wired.com. (more…)

One of those days

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

seal of klutzToday is just one of those days that I am so out of it. I kept bumping into things and banging my feet.

It’s like, for the whole day I am so out of it and I am unaware what’s around me. I am so in a daze. It’s not like I didn’t have enough sleep last night. I definitely got the seal of klutz today. Oy vey!

New Canon SLR leaked

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

Canon EOS 40DSo this is not really a piece of new news, it’s been circulated around for a while: looks like the Canon EOS 40D will be out soon, possibly in early March.

The fire I had 2 years ago destroyed my then-new 20D and all my EOS lens. Since then, I haven’t been able to get my hands on another digital SLR, though I pretty much loved to. Then the 30D (8.3 megapixel) came, and now the 10 megapixel 40D, maybe it’s finally time?

But then once I start calculating the cost of the lenses and accessories, geez, do I really need one?

Hong Kong night view with Queens

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

The world’s largest ocean liner Queen Mary 2 was in the Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong recently. Dad sent me this picture of the night view. Nope he didn’t take it, it just a scan from a local newspaper.
hong kong victoria harbor with queens ocean liner