Friday, March 19, 2010

Next next next on chatroulette

I recently discovered what the whole buzz around is all about. It is funny yet scary at the same time. It is a website that is a chatroom, and you need a webcam to chat with someone one else. If you don't like the person you can click on next and another person will show up. There is also a chat box where you can type.

I have heard of it only a few times, and then I saw one article on one of my favourite websites showing up a bunch of funny/creepy screen shots from the chat. Here it is.

Please note: if you decide to be brave and log onto that website, I recommend not to do it by yourself. It's adviceable to be with other people like friends.

Of course, after seeing the website, I was too afraid to go to Chatroulette because of the weird people I might encounter. I personally don't like to show myself on webcam, so instead of showing my face, i directed the webcam to my housemate's cat who was sitting on my chair.

I got nexted by this guy dressed in black, a fat boy, and a couple of friends who talked to me "whoah! it's a cat on a computer! how'd do that?" and then exited the chatroom.

Like 7 minutes was all I could spend in that chatroom, hoping that I will not encounter any penis, old pervert guy, or someone with a weird costume.

I would like to try it again sometime, but not by myself, I'm too scared to do that. A guy told me that his friend found an old man in a bunny suit. Another friend told me that that's what she does in class with her friends and she finds it hilarious.

Hopefully my next experience with chatroulette will give me more to talk about - the very very weird people I might encounter out there.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

What do you wanna do before you die

The other day I sat down to watch this show on MTV called The Buried Life. It's a show about four young guys in their twenties that go around the US trying to accomplish things they wanna do in their list of things to do before they die. Here's the list they did. I found this show very inspiring, especially with the things they do in the show. The very first episode I saw was when they were trying to get to play basketball with Obama. They talked to lots of people on the streets, congressmen, secretaries, commisioners, radio show, etc. to try to get the word to Obama. Sadly, they were given the notice that Obama is a very busy man and has a very tight schedule. Sometimes, things can seem impossible, but doesnt mean that you cant get any close to it. After all, its the intention and the effort that really count. Makes me think that you have to really try your best if you want to archieve something. You might not be successful sometimes, but other times, you can definetly archieve what you want.

What was the most inspiring was that, sometimes they go on the streets and ask people what they wanna do before they die. And they pick one of those answers to make them reality. Like that blind guy who used to ride horses when little, and now he hasnt ridden a horse in more than 20 years. So the guys got him to ride a horse again. And the feeling was really overwhelming to see the guy's face when he rode the horse, and how much that meant for him. Another was these two guys who wanted to reunite with their high school friends and hang out by the lake they used to. Well they got to, and the guys realized that no matter how much time goes by, some things always stay the same. And the third example is when this guy wanted to meet his father he never met, and they finally did in the end.

It's just a really really inspiring show. It warms my heart that there are goodness in people, like these 4 guys who help these people accomplish what they want. In return, other people help them to do what they want. The whole idea about this is to connect with people, get your word out there and do they best you can. I am really glad that this kind of reality tv show exists where people are actually doing something useful, unlike some crappy shows out there that has no purpose. It also makes people reflect about their lives and see how much there is to life than sitting on your desk all day working or studying. Ambitions are what keep you motivated about life and keep your mind alive.

What do YOU wanna do before you die?

Here is my list of things I wanna do before I die (that I haven't accomplished yet):
  • Go to Europe
  • Go skydiving
  • Ride a gondola in Venice
  • Attend a major sporting event: the Super Bowl, the Olympics, the U.S. Open
  • Swim with dolphins
  • Go skippy-dipping
  • Be an extra in a film or music video
  • Go to an Ellen Degenres show
  • Pet a kangaroo
  • Go on a roadtrip across a country
  • Be in a canoe on a lake
  • Stay awake for 24 hrs
  • Celebrate New Years in Times Square
  • Go to Rio de Janeiro Carnival
  • Go to the Great Canyon
  • Grow a garden
  • Learn how to surf
  • Go on a blind date
  • Donate money to Skate4Cancer
  • Play casino in Las Vegas
  • Catch a fish while fishing
  • Graduate from university
  • Go to the top of the Statue of Liberty
  • Learn to bartend
  • Get married at the beach
  • Watch a Cirque Du Soleil show
  • Visit the Great Wall of China
  • Go on a country festival
  • Have a campfire by the beach playing guitar and eating s'mores
That's all I got for now. It's very likely that it's gonna get longer than this.

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Whooo stole the Mozzarella from Jacob?!?

Friday, March 5, 2010

Vote for me, my friend

It didn't take me a current election period and campaign posters all over university to realize one thing: that student elections are mainly accounts of popularity.

Ever since I was in middle school, it was usually the kid who was the most popular who won the elections for president in school. Wearing the colours of your friend's campaign is sign of support, and if you went to the other candidate, it was like a friendship betrayal.

Needless to say, that it's all about the candidates' public image, how they protray themselves to others publicly. I remember when I was young in like grade 5, I was torn between two campaigns because my friends group got divided into two: one going for purple and green, and the other for yellow and orange. Did I know what their slates were about? Nah-uh. But the puple and the good looking guy running for president was enough to attract my attention...and my vote.

As I grew older, things changed slightly. With the campaigns going on this week at my university, it was inevitable for me to notice two guys I had a crush on are running for one slate. Yes, I voted for them. But also, one of my friends was running for the opposite slate. I voted for him too. So I basically voted for people I knew. But contrary to my younger years, I did read what each candidates were proposing to improve university and student life. Thought I didn't really care much since I am going to be out of this place next year anyways.

But elections, let me emphasize it, it's about popularity. Even I have experiences that before, in the good way. Last year I ran for VP Communications for my college, and through a series of clever posters, fond speech during candidates debate, and friendly socializing mostly with residence people (which accounts for a vast amount of people as potential voters), I won the position. I didn't win because people were more interested about my visualization of the college compared to my opponents, but because I sold myself to them to vote for me. The results were pretty close, but I think the big advantage I had was that I had the vote from residence people, whereas my other two opponents have little contact with the new residents. I can say I had 75 friends at that time.

At least this kind of elections happen majorly in student elections. At least some people do take politics as a serious issue, and study the candidates well before electing them as rulers. It's a shame most people don't take it seriously.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tuxedo Run

What me and Jacob did with our free time: first video we made together. It was edited really quick, I apologize for the poor quality and content.