Tag Archives: Asia

Tomorrow When the War Began

I went to see this today. And I was surprised! It wasn’t the best made film ever, but it was good! It’s been a long time since I read the books, and I only read the first three (there are seven). In fact there was a scene the movie where one of the girls was reading a book and her friend asked her if it’s better than the movie. To which she is given the answer yes, and she says that’s always the way. Whether that was a bit of self-deprecating humour or an apology, I’m not sure, but it was funny regardless! And the movie was pretty good. Continue reading

Superpowers

And no, I’m not talking about the ability to turn invisible, though that would be very useful sometimes…

I’m talking about global superpowers, of Cold War proportions. I mentioned in a recent post that the world is taking notice of Asia now that China is the second largest economy in the world, even though the country that previously held that position was also Asian (Japan). Which begs the question, why? Why was Japan no big deal and now it’s China everyone goes “Oh, hello Asia!”

And I’ve come to the conclusion that we just like big things. We like big pizzas, we like big houses and apparently some of us like big butts. And it’s coming to light that we like big countries. We even like America. There I said it. No matter how much they screw everything up and pretend that the rest of the world is theirs to treat how they like, and no matter how stupid some of their citizens appear to be, we like them. We like them cause they’ve given us McDonald’s and Hollywood, and as long as they continue their mud slinging competition with the Middle East we feel safe because we secretly are dumb enough to believe them when they say that’s where all the bad guys in the world come from. And now that China’s gotten big, we like them too. Continue reading

It’s Cool to be Asian

Has anyone else noticed that it’s fashionable to be Asian now? Obviously, if you are Asian then it’s always been fashionable, but if you’re white, it’s now become fashionable. Continue reading