6.30.2012

Where Has June Gone?


I haven’t posted in a while. I want to say it’s because I’ve been busy, but I don’t want to lie to you. I have been so lazy. I started at my new job this month. First job in 7 years! I know, crazy right? That’s a story for another time. But I started at this new job, working as a host in a restaurant. It’s alright, but since it’s only part time and I don’t like being social, I have pretty much been staying indoors when I’m not at work.

This past Thursday, I went down to the Japan Foundation library, A. because I haven’t been there in so long and B. because the internet wasn’t working here. Either way, it got me out of the house. I found some really good books to help keep going with Japanese. I refuse to lose what I already know. Although, that might be difficult now…

I have finally found a Korean course for the summer, and I’m starting today. It actually started last Saturday, but I didn’t know about it until Sunday. I’m so excited. I’m trying to remember the complex vowels right now, but it’s 5:11 in the morning. I don’t think that’ll be happening before I get to class.

On a random note; I just found out about the Google chrome themes. So cool. And yes, I know I’m really late to the game.

Happy Pride!!
Can I do that? Just did. 
Don't know where it's from originally.

6.18.2012

Happy Father’s Day!! Sex vs. Gender


Why? Why is it that every time I go to spend time with my family, doesn’t matter which side, such debates have to come up? And why am I always alone? My family is huge. There must be someone that thinks like me. Either way…

I’m not usually text book about things, but when it comes to this topic, I do believe that there is a difference between sex and gender. And I believe it’s true because they are real people who prove it. There are people who’s gender isn’t the same as their sex. The science and the dictionary don’t really matter to me. It’s about the people. I can’t argue with how people feel about themselves. But of course, my family wouldn’t dare believe it. They believe that sex determines gender, no exceptions.

I can’t even with these people sometimes. The ignorance around me is astounding. 

I like to keep out of people’s business. If you were born a female but identify as a man, who am I to say otherwise? Who am I to tell you or anyone else that what you are saying is wrong. Who am I to tell you that what you feel is wrong? This is someone else’s reality.  

I can’t understand how anyone thinks that it’s okay to say that someone else’s life is wrong. That someone else’s way of thinking is wrong. Let’s be honest with ourselves here. This has nothing to do with other people being wrong and everything to do with these people being right. And why are they right? Because the old books that were written by sexist men generations ago, the book they say they live by says so. These books say that what’s in the book is right, and the people who believe in any given one of these books are right, and everyone else can fuck off. (And I say books because I'm not referring to one religion only.)

I am not in a position to tell anyone that what they think, feel or believe is wrong. But if you are gonna tell me that I am wrong in my thinking, feelings and beliefs, then we’re going to have a serious problem. I am going to defend myself. I’m just sick of being teamed up on.

And what got me the most was the laughing. They laughed throughout the whole conversation. I took it very personally. It’s so disgusting that anyone would laugh at someone else’s struggles, at someone else’s life. 

I'm so torn. I can't just sit silently while I listen to other people spew offensive shit out of their mouths. But I'm so sick of the battles. Why can't we all just accept each other's differences instead of putting other people down? Is that too much to ask?

And now, I leave you with this...

Reblogged on tumblr from Laci Green.

6.08.2012

No More Deodorant


So I have been feeling like crap lately. That crazy downpour of rain in Toronto last Friday caught me, and I've been sick since. I am now at the uncontrollable coughing stage, but I just had to share this with you...


Okay, so if you follow me on twitter, you might remember me tweeting over a week ago about me losing my deodorant. Now normal people would have just gone to their local drug store and bought a new one. But no, not me. I start looking around my room for the next best thing. And guess what? I found something even better than deodorant.

Powder. Like baby powder, but not. Some scented body powder. I've had this for a long time, but I can't remember if I have ever even used it before. It's from The Body Shop, but I don't think they sell it any more, not online at least. I thought I'd give it a try, and I'm glad I did. It’s some kind of miracle. I honestly stay dry all day, and if I sweat, it’s barely noticeable and goes away so quick.

On Tuesday when I was going to work, I started to get a little boob sweat and the first thing I thought was, “You have to try the powder!” I haven't yet, because I haven't left the house since, but as soon as I do, I’ll let you know. This might mean the end of tucking camis under your breasts!!! I should win an award for this.

I'm so happy that I've have figured this all out. This is going to save me, and you if you try this, a whole lot of money. Body powders last so much longer than a stick of deodorant, and they’re cheaper too. You’re welcome in advance. My sister has a big ass bottle thingy of baby powder, so I'm gonna try that too to see if it works as well. Especially since that other store might not sell it any more. But I'm sure you can find this kind of thing anywhere.

My armpits have been through a lot over the years. First I used to use “lady's” antiperspirant, but I hated them because they all smell like flowers or fruits. I hate flowers so much, and I don’t have any reason to smell like peaches. Then I switched to “men's” deodorant, because who wouldn't want to smell like a mountain? That, and I find that when companies put out the same products but one for men and one for women, the men's version is a whole lot better. Like razors. I don’t think I could go back to the crappy razor's that were made for women. (I'll look more into this conspiracy later.) And now I've found the powder. I hope this relationship lasts.

I did find my deodorant though. And now I have to finish it, because I can't stand the thought of throwing it away. Even if it is inferior to powder. It' s almost done though, I shouldn't complain too much. 

どういたしまして。

And now, a picture of me...

just cause.

6.01.2012

Bra Free Month

Last year, in the beginning of June I convinced some of the ladies in my volunteer group to go without a bra until the end of the month, (end of our program). It was at that moment that I decided every June would be Bra Free Month.

I know some people are really attached to their bras, so the challenge isn’t to go the whole month bra free (unless of course you want to). It doesn’t matter when in the month you start, but two weeks bra-free is the target. (I feel that one week isn’t long enough, but it’s your challenge, not mine.) If you’re really daring, then I’d say, try the whole month. (Your breasts will probably be a little more perky if you do.)

There’s no prize at the end of June, and there’s no elimination if half way through you’re going somewhere and you think it is absolutely necessary for you to wear a bra. Heck even if you do this for just one day, it’s still something. Bra Free Month is about doing something different and breaking out of a routine that some have been stuck in for the better part of their life.

A little help…

Layering. I know it seems a little crazy to suggest layering in June, but it’s not as bad as it sounds. I do it for three reasons. First, it makes it a little more difficult for my nipples to show through the shirt I’m wearing. Second, it helps with boob sweat. Just tuck a cami under your breasts to avoid having any sweat running down your belly. And lastly, a cami helps stop your breasts from flying all over the place when you’re walking.

For those of you who are lucky enough to not have to worry about boob sweat but are still worried about showy nipples, Shoppers Drug Mart and Wal-Mart have nipple pedals. (I have no idea what the official name for them is.) They are these little sticky silicone things that you put over, you guessed it, your nipples so they don’t show through your clothing.

And then for those of you who really don’t care about any of the above, put on a shirt and go about your business.


Happy Bra Free Month!! ^_^