Movie Awards

22 02 2011

Yeah, I thought it might be cool to give me my own movie awards. Reasons for which were selected later.

Best independent film:

White on Rice

Best Sci-fi:

The Fifth Element

Best Tim Burton (Style):

Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Best Kubrick:

Full Metal Jacket

Best Old Film:

Seven Samurai

Best J-Horror:

Rinne (Reincarnation)

Best movie about monster(s) that kill everyone:

Sci-fi channel’s: Swarm

Best B-movie:

The man with the screaming brain


Best Movie involving marine mammals:

Le Grand Bleu


Worst Film:

Operation: Endgame


Traversian Diet (a variation on the macrobiotic diet)

20 02 2011

I figured that, it’s too strict to be a full time vegan/vegetarian. I’m creating a diet (more like just guidelines) that is based(ish) on the macrobiotic diet.

btw, I’m watching The Cove right now, and I’m not “against” whale and dolphin fishing.

But you might’ve already heard that fish consumption is at an all time high. 12% of the world’s intake of protein is coming from the sea.

The Buddha said (I’m pretty sure this is somewhere in the Pali Canon) to refrain from taking the lives of large animals that live long.  Usually the trend is that larger animals will live longer.

What’s fair game:

  • Insects (Crickets, Larvae, Grasshoppers)
  • Small Fish (Anchovy, Herring, etc)
  • Less “desirable” fish as well as fish heads
  • Squid (but not cuttlefish)
  • Rabbits
  • Shark Meat (not including the fins)
  • Cockle, periwinkle, rope-grown mussel
  • Eggs. Especially Quail Eggs.
  • Bird’s Nest (try going for the sustainable kind)
  • Bone Marrow
  • Ostrich Meat

What’s encouraged:

  • Faux Meats (Seitan, Soy products)
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Legumes
  • Nuts & seeds
  • Beans
  • Grains (preferably whole)
  • Algaes (seaweed, chlorella, spirulina)
  • Kombucha and Teas
  • Technically Mushrooms, I don’t like them personally, though
  • Chiles and peppers

Try to stave off:

  • Dairy
  • Meat & Poultry
  • “Delicacies”

and when they do manage to make lab-grown meat, and it does take off as an industry. Definitely choose it over real meat, but still, try not to eat it.

Blah Blah Blah varied diet ye de ye de yaddah

Also, this diet doesn’t work if everyone starts eating like this, the purpose is to form a group of ovo-vegetarians that take into consideration aspects of sustainability and food budgets by looking at the trends and scavenging for meats that are considered “less desirable” or cheap left-over meats.

efficient use of free time

3 02 2011

no, not like using free time to do stuff like homework, or cleaning, or chores, but like free time to actually do leisurely things.

I’m so jealous of people who have either played all the good games in their childhood, or have the time to get caught up in playing and beating the newly released games.

I see myself as a casual gamer, and that’s alright, but there’s something about either my attention span or maybe my skills in the various types of games.

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