Ever since I was small, I’ve always wanted to be British since I was technically a British citizen since Hong Kong was a British colony until 1999… I used to have a British passport, which made traveling a lot easier than the Chinese passport, which took forever during the fun trips with customs…….
I was British… until my evil parents made me turn American this year T_T”
The primary reason for anyone between age 5 and 25 to learn Chinese is the ever-present line that we hear: “Chinese is going to be the language of the future.” That anyone who is knowledgeable about China or the Chinese language will have a decisive edge over competitor employees in ten or twenty…
Well obviously it won’t be the language of the future if English is taught in almost every single country currently and Chinese is lagging way behind. Besides, it’s only the amount of people that speak Chinese that will grow, but the world will still remain mostly in English.
I felt confident about my Chem test but apparently i got 4 wrong D: NOOOO ugh.
I have a World History test tomorrow. My crap Lord of the Flies essay is due tomorrow. I have Spanish tomorrow WHICH I HATE. I hate tomorrow.
On top of that, rain and marching do not go well together. The chance of rain in Fresno is gone up to 90% WTF?!
I have to do my homework during the weekend at the hotel where I would obviously get very distracted. GAH. And right when I get off the bus, I gotta haul my ass right to 7th period to take the test half asleep and get an F. Life sucks.
I thought GSA meeting was today cause I had been looking forward to going to one of those meetings since like freshman year ROFL. Not like I have any idea what they’re about anyways, seems interesting anyways :) I wonder what they talk about.
I’m poor. I have so little money D: Maybe I should stop wasting it but where can I save my money? Banks are such a hassle =.=
Adults train kids to become sexually mature in a manner they approve of. We clap and laugh over all the little moments meant to prepare them for this; we give them gender appropriate toys that will prepare little boys for a manhood of tools and trucks and little girls for a womanhood of kitchens and babies, not to mention makeup and high heels. We take “kissing cousin” photos of little boys and girls mimicking grownup sexual behaviour and proudly frame them or put them in our wallets to show strangers because children mimicking adult sexual behaviour is adorable (so long as it’s the correct sexual behaviour). We teach little boys that they’re not supposed to cry and we teach little girls to spend their lives wondering what men are thinking of them. The second the physical aspects of sexual maturity start sprouting, we organize social events to push them toward each other; first, the fumbling and terrifying middle school dances, then the process gets increasingly formal the closer the kids get to maturity: freshman dances, sophomore dances, proms and homecomings, all to push them toward that aisle, and the socially approved method of romantic love and baby-making.
Gay kids get none of that. Not one bit of it. The fact of the matter is, bullying is the natural result of all that socializing that reinforces heterosexuality as the norm and everything else as… well, so under-represented that it might as well still be a taboo. Teenagers see thousands of murders depicted on screen by the time they reach 18 but most of them never see a boy kiss another boy or sing him a sweet love song. You want to prevent gay kids from killing themselves? Push for more scenes like [“Teenage Dream” in “Glee”]. Giving a young gay boy the dream that someday Prince Charming will come and sing a love song to them? You cannot imagine. You simply cannot imagine how revolutionary such a thing is.
Guys, Tom & Lorenzo’s reviews of Mad Men and Glee are some of the best I’ve ever read of any reviews of anything. Beautifully written and spot-on 99% of the time. Also, talking about how media representation affects culture and vice versa? Kind of my thing. So naturally, I’m in love with this.