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shanghai1943
26 January 2009 @ 09:15 pm
今年是牛年 (get it? NIU = New Year?! Haha)!

Oh, and I changed my mind. I would wear a red coat if it were from burberry.



It's FIFTY PERCENT OFF! Only FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS! T___T

{poor}
 
 
Current Music: something or other augustana
 
 
shanghai1943
08 November 2008 @ 11:54 pm
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shanghai1943
07 October 2008 @ 05:50 pm


*squeal* It is just so cute. This is going to be my car. I'm serious; it's still a concept, which means it won't be out until say... I start driving. IT'S SO CUTE :3

Check out the inside too; it's so cool. (what is it with me and semicolons these days?)





Aha. Ahaha. Love<3. Did you catch how the ceiling is like clear? And the steering wheel? I don't know how the back seat is going to work but that's okay. It  looks like a toy. :3 So cute.

And apparently the outside shell is made of recycled materials and it's completely electric. It debuted at the Paris  autoshow. It's like a fashion show. How cool. Why do I like cars? Must be my dad's influence.

Did anyone catch Heroes last night? Omg future Sylar so cool. His glasses are love <3. Because I didn't watch the parts where he was a serial killer/ whatever so I didn't learn to hate him. So yeah, love him. And MILO VENTIMIGLIA IS SO AWESOME. Seeing him shirtless was not as exciting though, partly because he had two deep cuts and was dripping blood. Poor Peter. That future Claire is a beyotch. Why is she so pissed at everyone?

Today dramatic reading. Grace was very good at it. She had that whole ghetto accent down. "Mah baebeh not gon' DAH!" Heehee. Grace and Tituba are just such polar opposites though. Me? I didn't get to my part yet. Apparently I'm timid weak girl that is dominated by Abigail. Does that sound like me?
 
 
Current Location: Sylar.Nuvu.Peter.Love
Current Mood: chipperchipper
Current Music: DAOXIANG
 
 
shanghai1943
20 September 2008 @ 03:41 pm
Happy Birthday, Bean!


 
 
Current Mood: crankycranky
 
 
shanghai1943
05 September 2008 @ 04:29 pm
So today a freshman threatened to strangle me. It was really scary.

"Hey freshman."
"I wouldn't start if I were you. There's no one here and I have a wire."
"I... was... kidding..." (Shouldn't you show more respect for your elders?)

How do I like this year so far? Uh... I don't know. It seems really hard, with the chem and spanish and whatnot. But I feel like I have no time for anything... Let's make a list.

English: Sounds hard/boring. Why does the teacher talk so slowly?
US History: Hard. A lot of work. Vague teacher. I'm thinking I can take it though.
Espanol: Dificil. Participacion es muy importante. Participacion tiene [like,] cien puntos. Donde esta Carmen? OOOH! Y el profesor tiene ojos bonitos. [Like it looks like he's wearing eyeliner]
Chem: Scary teacher. And hard. We had multiple groups of sophomores come in and tell us that we're screwed. And what's this about memorizing IONS?! Screwed. [Minha found this very funny]
Chinese: Best class ever. I was like so excited for the first class.
Math: It's either easy/boring or hard/boring. I can't tell yet. Hoy la profesora hablo por like una hora explicando como usar la calculadora... Y ya repasamos en clase (y para tarea).

Dunno if all the classes are there.

OMG LISTENING TO THE BIG BANG NEW MINIALBUM. What the heck? This doesn't sound like them. It sounds rockish poppish. It's so NOT them! I was like what is this? Anyone listen to it? Hazel? Where are you? Go listen and tell me. Or if you have already... Tell me. Oh new song. What is this? Haru Haru? It's two vertical lines, a circle underneath, and I give up. But anyway, it's very bubblegummy. BIG BANG, WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU? ;(

So today was "Activity Day." Yeah.

Me divirtio mucho porque hay unos de mis amigos en [homeroom]. Oh interesting story. We were playing that hand game with the A,B,C,D, and the 1, 2, 3, or 4 slaps. You know it. It's "asian." Well I slapped everyone very lightly and they were like aww and slapped me lightly in return. And slapped everyone else hard. There should be a moral to this story.

I asked the photographer if I could smile with my mouth closed and she was like sure and yelled at me for spinning on the stool. ("Stop it! Why does everyone spin on the stool!?"). So I did but it probably came out really bad. Because all school photos do. Unless you practice for like 4 hours. Which is not cool.

I should probably get to work now. Lotsa homework. (we all know I'm not gonna)

P.S., if you have time, mouse over my icon. It turns transparent. How cool. Comment on how cool it is.
 
 
Current Mood: busybusy
 
 
 
shanghai1943
02 September 2008 @ 04:48 pm
Aah, and not for much longer shall I be screaming about ice cream. Because school is... OMIGODTOMORROWITISTHEEND. So... gotcha backpack packed up? Capote memorized? KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO WEAR TOMORROW? But really, it's not like it matters. It's not like I remember what everyone wore first day of freshman year. Which reminds me...

I know I say this every year, but really: were we ever that scrawny? Every year you think you're so big... But really... My gosh new freshmen! You're so small!

Sooo... I AM SUPER PSYCHED FOR THIS NEW GOOGLE CHROME OMG A LONG TIME COMING OMG OMG OMG... What? What's that you say? I'm a dork? Well excuse me, I'm going to cry now.

And anyone seen that GOSSIP GIRL PREMIERE YESTERDAY NIGHT? Well... not me. But I'm going to watch it now. K? Kk.

Things about my weekend and GG spoilersCollapse )

 
 
Current Mood: school thing, but sometimes
Current Music: I like freak out panic that summer's over. You know the deal.
 
 
shanghai1943
24 August 2008 @ 11:17 pm
Lol, sokka is so funny. But anyway, just as a warning, this post is going to be full of mistakes, and probably very short. Since I'm on my iPod. Very frustrating.

So... AVATAR FINALE WAS SO COOL!!! No joke. But I can't believe it's over. I mean like, there were only three books, water, earth, and fire. I mean, what happened to air?! They need to comeout with a bonus season or something.

So remeber when zuko started attacking aang? Not for one minute did I believe that he turned on them! I thought he was just trying to train aang.

And when azula went crazy. Or at least started. You know, when she totally cut her bangs in this really weird diagonal? And then she saw her mom in the mirror. Ugh, I wish I could know more about her and her mom and their history. And at the end, when zuko is all, "whereis my mother?" I so wish that we coups have found put and seen the happy reunion. Instead of cutting away to that lovely scene in the tea shop. And btw, don't you thin that it's weird that like the firelord's job is a waiter? Watever. Nice of him to stay so humble.

You know the whole time I was waiting for katara or toph to pop up and be all "what's with your hair?" to azula. And then watch azula go all crazy. By the way that crazy thing after being chained down? Cool, but a little creepy. And I still want to know what happened to her afterwards.

And did sokka ever get his space sword back? I mean, he spent so much time making it. And it was also like, from space so it's not like he's going to get another one.

Okay. And I totally think that iroh deserved to have basingse. But okay. Very humble and all. Owner of a tea shop. Play games all day.

And that lion turtle thing!! Super cool but I couldn't understand a word he said. His voice was just so... Deep.
 
 
shanghai1943
16 August 2008 @ 08:22 pm

I've been saying for weeks that the announcers say Beijing like it's French. Been bothering the heck outta me. This is the perfect article:



NBC’s pronunciation conundrum in Beijing
By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer
Aug 15, 5:21 pm EDT

 
      Buzz Up Print
NEW YORK (AP)—In the shadow of Olympic venues, Brian Williams has anchored NBC’s “Nightly News” this week in a city he calls Bay-jing.

Yet Bob Costas, Meredith Vieira and many of NBC’s sports announcers seem to be working in a different, more exotic place: Bay-zhing.

So which is it?

Williams is right, if you talk to experts in the Chinese language. He’s even recorded something about the pronunciation puzzle for NBC’s Web site, although it doesn’t seem to be required viewing for everyone at the network.

“It’s been annoying me for quite awhile, honestly,” said S. Robert Ramsey, a college professor and author of “The Language of China.”
 
He’s not alone, and it isn’t just NBC at fault. “For you mousse-coiffed, Mr. Gravitas TV anchor types and you sotto voce public radio types, please oh please stop saying “Bay-zheeng,” wrote Kaiser Kuo, who works for a China-based ad agency and wrote an online guide for journalists covering the Olympics. “The pronunciation of the city’s name couldn’t be easier.”

Carsey Yee and John Weinstein, experts in the language who occasionally do theater work as Two Chinese Characters, recorded a YouTube video clip making the same point.

Does it really matter? Think how Tony Soprano would feel if you said he lived in New Zhersey (Joisey is another issue entirely). You’d get strange looks if you order zha-va at your local coffee shop.

And who’s going to sing “Zhingle Bells” when they go caroling this winter?

“If we can’t even pronounce Beijing correctly and consistently, how can we ever hope to address deeper cross-cultural misunderstandings and conflicts?” Yee told The Associated Press.

Beijing used to be known as Peking to English speakers. It officially changed in 1949, when the new Communist government adopted the pinyin transliteration method for proper names, according to Logoi.com, which sells software for learning languages. The change came into popular usage in the West when the Chinese began using Beijing on all official documents in the 1980s.

Ramsey said he believed Bay-zhing came into usage because it sounded more foreign, more mysterious. Some in the West may subconciously believe the harder-sounding “jing” sounds like a slur against the Chinese, he said.

What strikes him odd is that the “zh” sound isn’t used in the English language.

“You have to work to get it wrong,” he said.

Williams told the AP he asked around when he got to China—NBC News’ Chinese-born Beijing staff, cab drivers, local broadcasters, interns. Everyone he spoke to used “jing.” He said he’s tried to honor that, while admitting to a few slips.

“It’s all about being a good guest,” he said.

The Toronto-based Yee said his haranguing of Canadian broadcasters about the issue seems to have made some headway. He’s been less successful in the United States, he said.

“Television networks should be setting a higher standard of pronunciation and fulfilling their role of informing and educating the viewing public,” he said. “Mispronunciations are misinformation. The casual attitude of the networks towards this matter is, at best, negligent and, at worst, bordering on disrespect for China and the Chinese.”



To which I respond: Heck yes. Say it right, kids. 

Coming up: MY AVATAR FINALE REVIEW! I've had it stuffed into the back of my brain for quite a while. But it would probably be too much to put into one post.

 
 
Current Mood: complacentcomplacent
Current Music: creator- santogold
 
 
shanghai1943
13 August 2008 @ 10:08 pm
holy cow. I was watching some sort of swimming event (after a while they all start looking the same). Anyway, I heard something about 'Sopala.' I nearly choked on my cookie. Seriously, it's like a month of rest and relaxation, and I'm sill having bad dreams about school. Missing homework, getting lost, being late... I think I'm going to ne maimed for life.

And btw: CHINA RULES DIVING!!! AND GYMNASTICS!! But seriously those little girls are so not sixteen. More like 12. 10. America got bested by a bunch of little girls. Heehee. >:D

You know, I am somewhat obsessed with this kohei uchimara fellow. He's so... Pretty. His eyes are so feminine! He does need braces though.
 
 
shanghai1943
09 August 2008 @ 02:00 pm
That beach volleyball ge was frickin AMAZING. Preliminary pool E. I'll be back.

It's 22:54 and the chinese gymnastics team is awesome. Like I thought the erican one was pretty good, but the Chinese one is like whoaaa.

Stephanie rice is pretty. She has the coolest accent. And kirsty coventry has the coolest name. Hello, Coventry?
 
 
Current Mood: awestruck