2.22.2014

Justin Trudeau

*I am not up to date with politics and I'm not interested in any debates right now. Just throwing my thoughts out there.*

As I walked through my school yesterday, I started to think about Justin Trudeau. I wasn't keeping up with most Canadian politics while I was abroad, but his name did occasionally come to my attention. I've always been a fan of the man. My first memory of anything to do with Katimavik involves him in a commercial advertising the program way back when I was in middle school. He seems like a passionate and personable person, and blah blah blah... And I'm sort of a Liberal, if I had to put a name to it. So I guess I should support him.

When he became the leader of the Liberal Party I wasn't sure what to think. He's kind of young. Maybe he should wait a while. Leave an impression on the Canadian population or something. I don't know. And that's when it hit me. He's not that young anymore, and if he waits any longer, he might become further removed from knowing what the people of this country need. And, Shiva forbid, he might become another one of those old, white, sexist, racist, lying politicians that make make Canadians, young and old, shake their heads in disappointment and embarrassment as they apologize to the rest of the world for their leader's stupidity. I don't know what Justin's chances of becoming a significant leader of the history of the Liberal Party are. And I don't know if he'll ever become PM. But it doesn't matter to me anymore. Just do something useful. Do what you can. Make us proud you handsome man. 


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2.16.2014

SGG Post On Culture Shock

Blogged again for Students Gone Global. Check it out here. It's just a look at some of the issues I've been having since I've returned from Korea. But I'd say it's quite a tamed version of what's been going on. My depression has come back full force. I have no desire to be back in St. John's. It's not comfortable and I feel really lonely. Maybe it because I'm used to having a lot of people in the same building as me. I don't know. I don't really talk to my roommates and I don't see my other friends as often as I'd like. I also don't have anyone here who I can talk to about personal stuff, so things are rough. 

I'm doing my best to make the most of my time here though. I have an awesome course load this semester, and I'm slowly getting used to life in St. John's. I'm also constantly thinking about the wonderful life I have ahead of me. And it's starting to look like children won't be a part of it. If I adopt, it probably won't happen till I'm close to 40. There's so much in this world to do, and I intend on doing as much of it as I can. I'm also seriously thinking about doing my master's. wtf Five years in high school, two years in college and volunteering and another five years in university!! What am I thinking? haha But I really want to go to Dongguk and study Buddhism. Possibly Seon Buddhism, which means I'd have to do it in Korean. Then there's working vacations, spending as much time as I can with my nephew, and a crap load of Doctor Who seasons to watch. haha Ok, now I remember why I started blogging. I'm already feeling better just typing this out. 

This post is all over the place. So here's some food...

Been eating like a boss this semester. All of this from scratch.

Ok, it's past 3 in the morning. Thank goodness it's midterm break. I'm gonna do my best to make the most of the rest of my time off.