Escape!

Describe your ultimate escape plan (and tell us what you’re escaping from).

Duuunn duuuuunn duuuuuuunn.

It’s tense. There are five security men chasing me. I’m on a scooter – the fastest vehicle known to man.

This is what happens:

I am Batman.

I run through a scrap car yard where they all try and attack at once. Luckily, I have a black belt in karate and I use a rope, which just happens to be lying around, to whip them into submission.

I whip out my unbeatable skills that I learnt from numerous Jedi masters and I beat the last standing evil person.

The End. (True story.)

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Judgement Day

If you were to judge your favorite book by its cover, would you still read it?

The Great Gatsby was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Not only can it be applied to modern day society but it can also help us to reflect on the similarities between the past and the present.

The cover of the first edition of The Great Ga...

The cover of the first edition of The Great Gatsby (1925) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I dislike this cover. Not only does it make the novel seem less serious but it is not impressive and does not reflect the content of the book.

I maintain, despite the poorly illustrated cover, that The Great Gatsby is worth reading. It tells the story of a romance that ends in tragedy; revealing the selfish and immoral side of humanity along the way.

I recommend you judge the soon-to-be-released film (starring Leonardo DiCaprio) from the trailer below:

Casual racism

I know it’s a jump from blogging about Justin Timberlake but I read that Simon Cowell made this comment: “[Justin Timberlake’s] just some white kid who’s tried to act black over the last several years” – and I thought it would make sense for me to address something that I’ve been thinking about for a while in my next post.

Being Asian, I have experienced racists comments since I was a child and being young, I didn’t understand that being Asian was something to be proud of. Instead I considered it to be like a pen mark that I couldn’t get rid of. I began to expect racism, whether it was casual or intended to offend.

As I grew up, I began to love my colour and on the occasion that people made racist remarks I couldn’t care less. I realised the world was becoming more cosmopolitan and diversity was embraced so it caught me off guard when a friend said something that separated me from everyone else.

‘You can’t like blondes.’

I asked him what he meant and he answered: ‘You can’t like blonde guys because you’re like you are. You know, Indian?’

I am rarely ever lost for words. I was completely stunned because I didn’t think that any of my friends harboured even remotely racist views. It shocked me more because he was South Korean and I wondered what rule made it okay for him to date a blonde girl but I had to stick to my own race? Especially, considering his mother and father are of different ethnic origins.

It made me look at things differently, though. Why are the princesses coupled with people of the same race in Disney films? Why, even on television, don’t they put people of different ethnicities together more? Are these the reasons that people unconsciously group other people into categories?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1162718/Disney-feature-black-princess–critics-complain-falls-love-WHITE-prince.html

The above article can be interpreted in lots of ways. Personally, and this is only my opinion, I think that it is beneficial for society to portray diversity in relationships, especially to a younger age group.

The Princess and the Frog: Original Songs and ...

I think Disney should make a more modern film and it should be completely different:

– It should follow the adventures of a prince rather than a princess.

– The cast should have accents that don’t necessarily reflect their colour.

– Families should include a variety of ethnicities like in real life.

Disney has a huge impact on everyone and once there is less segregation in their films it will undoubtedly make an impact, however small, on society.

Justin Timberlake – ‘I’m Ready’

If you haven’t already seen JT’s 60 second teaser, watch it below:

I was dancing in nappies to Justin Timberlake but then which child wasn’t? He took the music industry by storm. None of his music was generic and boring and he is extremely attractive so his female fan-base was just as enormous as his male audience.

This is still one of my favourite songs – What Goes Around…Comes Around:


He stopped making music for six years and dipped into the film industry, where he starred in films such as Friends with Benefits, Bad Teacher, In Time and The Social Network.

It was because of his desire to branch out that we lost him for six years but recently he released his ‘I’m Ready’ video. With just over 4 million views, it can only be assumed that less than 1/100 of his fans have seen it on Youtube.

There’s a live countdown on Justin’s website, which is where he revealed something would be happening tomorrow. I am extremely excited for what I can only imagine will be an album worth waiting almost a decade for.

Below are six of his records, you have less than twelve hours to reminisce and then we’ll all be listening to the new release (rumoured to be featuring Beyoncé and Jay-Z and produced by Timberland). Who knows whether any of the rumours are true, but something big is happening tomorrow.

The countdown continues.