China Olympic Grammar Errors – Part 3

8 08 2008

China Welcomes Y’all for Coming!!. Today is 8/8/08. The long awaited Olympic just kicked off few minutes ago in China. But to our surprise, there are some serious issues that are still plaguing Chinese Olympic villages. Despite the fact that we have been sounding this warnings for months (see part 1 and part 2), it’s disappointing that COPO (Chinese Olympic Planning Organization) are not fully organized in their language skills.

Many public signs (examples below) erected are full of errors. Unfortunately, the world is in China now. Any attempt to remove these misleading signs now would bring more embarrassment. Since we don’t complain without giving solutions, we would suggest that English speaking visitors over there should help to correct or graffitize the errors, especially if you are from South Bronx like me.

Happy Olympic!

“We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves. ” —John Locke

PART 1: Is China Olympic Game Grammatically Ready?

PART 2: Is China Olympic Game Grammatically Ready?





Overprotective Dads Set Dating Rules For Daughters

25 07 2008

There are good reason for the words: “daddy’s little girl.” But the mantra can also become a burden for some grown girls. Many young ladies who have the privilege to have their father around can sometimes find it frustrating when their so-called Dads become nuisance to their relationships.

As parents, there should be a boundary to how nosy fathers can be to grown-up kids’ affair. Full monitoring is perfectly fine when kids are young but at college-age (17-up), I think parents should back off a little bit. Being overprotective or helicopter parents can backfire. Some kids would just rebel and start doing things contrary to what their parents want.

The father of American Idol star, Jordin Sparks (both inset), once said he would kill any guy who tries to date his 18 yrs old daughter. For such statement, I’d say he is an example of a jerky parent. He definately can’t be with his daughter 24/7.

The video below show another example of an over-zealot father setting the 9 rules for dating his daughter

Quote of the day: To a father growing gray [old], nothing is dearer than a daughter  — U.A.





Unwanted VA Beauty Becomes New York Queen

22 07 2008

This is a typical classic case of “one man’s garbage is another man’s treasure.” Obviously New York has good eyes for beauty than other cities in America. It is widespread seeing small-town hotties making it big, beyond their widest dream, after settling in New York. Leigh-Taylor Smith is a 22 yrs Virginia native who moved to Manhattan after losing some beauty contests in Virginia, for two consecutive years. Within a year in New York, she was crowned “Miss Brooklyn” last February. And yesterday, she won the State Crown for “Miss New York.” Not too bad for perhaps a village girl who relocated to NY last year. She’s vowed her next win would be Miss U.S.A, a title held by another small town girl, Tara Conner from Kentucky.

As this fate unfolded, many Virginians are proud of her. So exited they are that a major news headline in Virginia exclaimed: She’s from here!! She’s from here!!! Yeah right! losers; after you dumped her? But Ms Smith might not be getting too much love from many New Yorkers. There has been some residency issue since she won Miss Brooklyn. Luckily, she’s not an illegal alien; otherwise, some people could have asked for her deportation right away. Brooklynites had legitimate reason to beef on this. Why would they swallow the fact that someone who lives in Manhattan, another borough, and for less than a year could take away their crown just like that?  At the time, Ms. Smith couldn’t understand what the ado and hatred is all about. She once said: “I can’t believe all the ‘controversy’ of me taking the title back to Manhattan, I really didn’t expect it.” She told a Brooklyn news outlet.

The Brooklyn organizers came to her defense and issued a statement that they allowed outsiders to participate because there wasn’t enough interested candidates from Brooklyn. – OK, that is a lame excuse for the birds because I have seen better looking women in Brooklyn. – So what happened that this same lady went on to win the State title? Here is another reason from an executive of the New York pageant: “contestants must meet one of three prerequisites constructed by the Miss America Association: have permanent residency, be a full-time student or a full-time employee.”

That said, so out of sixteen contestants across the state of New York, there weren’t enough beautiful chicks? Or could we say because of the huge population here, native NY beauties have melted in the crowd that only  out-of-state hottie would stand out of many heads? Are we really looking closely enough? In my view, these successful non-NYKers (girls) have unparallel swagger that beats most NY beauties hands down. So, the judges must have been impressed by the girl’s attitude – that alone can make any lady stand out from a “sea of beauties.”

Hence, it’s no surprise that some city politicians, such as Anthony Weiner, want to enact laws that would allow easy flow of foreign beauties into New York show/fashion industry.  My advice to New York gals is: Polish Your Swagger!! Notwithstanding, I still love my NY girls; they are fun to be with and I wouldn’t trade them for some beautiful “country pumpkins.”

Quote of the day:
“Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.” — –Napoleon Hill





Sex Bust: Principal Threesomed with 2 Men

16 07 2008

It’s all men affair. They were busted butt-naked while having 3-way sex on the grass. But one of them called Jim managed to escape the cops, still completely naked though. This really caught most Greenburgh residents by surprise because one of these men is a well respected Principal (photo inset) of a Roman Catholic School, Sacred Heart in Mount Vernon; and a married father of three – he is 41 yrs old Gabriel De Jesus. Jesus!!! Can you believe that? Unfortunately, the principal is losing his 6-figure$ job over this. The third man is Francesco Autera, 31, who works in finance. As reported the men met online @ ManHunt.net and Jim the ‘facilitator’ is being hunted by the police. What a coincident?

This incident begs the question: aren’t these men using their gumption? These are respected men with good jobs who can afford the best hotel rooms in town; instead they chose to get low under a backyard tree, like squirrels. Undoubtedly, public obscenity is becoming an epidemic nowadays. It is not uncommon to see people having sex in cars, in the parks, and sooner or later we’d see folks getting low right on curbs in broad daylight. What come to mind are some public figures such as singer George Michael and Republican senator Larry Craig who were caught, in the past, for soliciting men for sex in public locations.

Yes, it’s summertime in New York area, weather is hot, and horny folks might be tempted to get low under the sun or moon. But here is one good advice from Rebecca Baker of LowHud.com: “If you’re going to have group-sex, don’t do it outside.”…. You heard !! Take your ass indoor!

Quote of the day:

“Obscenity is whatever arouses or gives the Judge an erection.”—– Unknown





Tommy & Pamela: A Disgusting Marriage Model

2 07 2008

Feminists would argue that “what’s good for the goose is good for  the gander.” But when it comes to women sexing around, that rule shouldn’t be applicable. It’s a serious moral issue, especially when kids are involved, but not for Pamela Anderson.

Celebrities, by default, are the most salacious animals of humankind – with their druggy and pornographic lifestyles available for public consumption. Who are you going to blame in this tabloidly paparazzi-infested society? Lewd exposure of stuff that should be private abounds every where. CelebX sleeping with celebY and celebXX doing it celebYZ. Who really cares about what horny celebrities are doing except that they overdo it under the magnifying lenses of media jackals.

Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson’s marital-orgy is a ro-ro (roll-off, roll-on) which reignited again after years of divorce with back-to-back relationships with various sex partners. In the Rolling Stones Magazine, Lee said: “Pamela and the kids have moved in with me, it’s awesome, man. It’s definitely working. You can tell on the kids’ faces – they’re happy.” Of course, the kid would be happy. But that is not the full story behind the reunion, Mr. Lee. “We do it for the kids” is a cliché better saved for stuck-on stupid married couples. What would happen when the kids become adults and leave home. Break up again?

Lee-Anderson’s relationship exemplifies a real messed-up affair which has no moral value especially for their kids. Here is a lady who, during her first divorce, got involve with five men (there could be more), married two of them and divorced in sequence. Now she is back with her first beau. Her “tasted Johns” include estate developer Laurence Hallier, actor Stephen Dorff,  model Marcus Schenkenberg, singer Kid Rock, and Rick Salomon whose only major accomplishment is the porno tape he co-starred with Paris Hilton. I doubt if Tommy Lee had much luck in getting laid as his wife during the course of their break-up.

If there is any pain for a man in Tommy Lee’s situation, it is psychological. Men are neither wired like women nor could stand their women being banged by other men. Making it worse for Lee, Pamela’s sexcapes were well publicized. It would have boosted the man’s pride or overlooked if she did her thing privately. Tommy Lee really looks like a wimp right now. It is like saying is okay for married couples to divorce, sleep around with various partners for few years and then renew their marriage again.

Apparently despite his rock-star status, Tommy Lee is not a man of sexual ego or prowess. It’s no surprise that Pamela once said she is yet to meet a man who had it all sexually. Physically, Pamela Anderson hasn’t been all that dented with her free-for-all sex galore. But mentally, Tommy Lee would have to deal the s#*t she brought from ex-flames. She could say she carries nothing over from these men, but on a man’s mind it would be there.

It is this type of thought that wouldn’t let most men take back adulterous women. How can I knowingly take back a woman who has been decked – not by one motherf*rk@r but many? Please…there are “plenty of fish” – fresh ones: legally blondes with naturally endowed breasts, including virgins.

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”Women react differently: a French woman who sees herself betrayed by her husband will kill his mistress; an Italian will kill her husband; a Spaniard will kill both; and a German will kill herself.”—Bernard Fontenelle





Ice T hit Soulja Boy: State of Rap not in ‘Ice Age’

26 06 2008

Isn’t it dumb for legendary Ice T, 49, who built a solid reputation in two decades, to ignite flames that could melt him? Or is Ice (T) too cold lately (being a retired rapper) that he thinks the best way to heat-up is to start a brawl with a hot rapper, Soulja Boy, 17? In what appeared to be (another) brewing rap-war between generational-gapped rappers: ‘old school’ Ice T accused ‘new school’ Soulja Boy of single-handedly killed hip-hop – in reference to Soulja Boy’s super-man lyric which Ice T dismissed as garbage. And then he told the boy to “eat a dick.” In entertainment industry where beefing between rappers has become a means to huge record sales, one who have thought that rivalry with fresh-face Soulja Boy would come from some new generation rappers but iconic rapper like Ice T.

No doubt, Ice T got it made even before Soulja Boy was born. And he (Ice T) bragged he is not looking for money – because he has all the money he could make. True, his success can not be disputed with eight albums and over thirty films under his belt; he is surely a force to reckon with in entertainment world. But it’s a colossal error for him to dis a rising artist like Soulja Boy. Among many reasons why “Ice” shouldn’t have melted so low are:

  • The two rappers are generations apart – 32 years difference is no joke. What worked in hip-hop during Ice T’s music career peak [hip-hop’s “Ice Age”] does not work nowadays, and vice versa.
  • Ice T should have been a mentor to the boy. Why not call the teenager and give advice instead of ranting him out publicly on YouTube.
  • For the fact that Soulja Boy was nominated for 2008 Grammy, Ice T, a music vet, should have known better the kid’s s#*t is tight – i.e. Soulja has huge following, at least among the youths, which could solidify him as a future mainstream rapper.
  • Ironically, Ice T is like “a ‘pot’ calling ‘kettle’ black.” Throwback, he helped pioneer raunchy lyrics mixed with gangster rap that glorify guns violent and degrade women. So on moral ground, little Soulja Boy beats Ice T.

The reasons list could go on. My view does not mean I am a fan of Soulja Boy, as I am too old for his lyric. Needless to say, I have Ice T’s music collection but none of Soulja Boy’s. I’m analyzing from Ice T fan’s standpoint which I am, but no too deeply. Ice T, a retired rapper who is now a full-time Hollywood actor should know that there would always be audience for any kind of music: good, shitty, cheesy or whatever. Music entertainment is a big pie, so to speak; and creative artists would always get their bites. Saying one rapper killed hip-hop is an understatement. Soulja Boy re-innovates hip-hop to his own style; otherwise his music wouldn’t be exploding. Word up!!

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“He who lives by fighting with an enemy has an interest in the preservation of the enemy’s life.” —-Friedrich Nietzsche





Fathers Forget: Message to All Dads

15 06 2008

Happy Fathers’ Day! to all men out there. It does not matter if you are good dad, deadbeat father, or you don’t have kid(s) at all. The piece I am about to present applies to everyone. Since today is Fathers’ Day, I wouldn’t like men-bashing here today. Today is well-deserved for all loving fathers. Since I am a father of a beautiful daughter, I know what it takes to be parent. The main message here is: we all need to show humility and not to take our loved-ones for granted. I couldn’t think of a better way to express this message other than referred to Dale Carnegie’s classic book, “How to win Friends and Influence People.” A book I discerned three years ago. Among many timeless hints and references in the book, an essay by Livingston Larned entitled “Father Forgets” is a must-read for every father or aspiring parents. So inspiring is the essay content that I actually recommended it to my friends. Here is how it goes:

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Father Forgets
W. Livingston Larned

Listen, son: I am saying this as you lies asleep, one little paw crumpled under your cheek and the blond curls stickily wet on your damp forehead. I have stolen into your room alone. Just a few minutes ago, as I sat reading my paper in the library, a stifling wave of remorse swept over me. Guiltily I came to your bedside.

 

There are the things I was thinking, son: I had been cross to you. I scolded you as you were dressing for school because you gave your face merely a dab with a towel. I took you to task for not cleaning your shoes. I called out angrily when you threw some of your things on the floor.
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At breakfast I found fault, too. You spilled things. You gulped down your food. You put your elbows on the table. You spread butter too thick on your bread. And as you started off to play and I made for my train, you turned and waved a hand and called, “Goodbye, Daddy!” and I frowned, and said in reply, “Hold your shoulders back!”
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Then it began all over again in the late afternoon. As I came up the road I spied you, down on your knees, playing marbles. There were holes in your stockings. I humiliated you before your boyfriends by marching you ahead of me to the house. Stockings were expensive-and if you had to buy them you would be more careful! Imagine that, son, from a father!
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Do you remember, later, when I was reading in the library, how you came in timidly, with a sort of hurt look in your eyes? When I glanced up over my paper, impatient at the interruption, you hesitated at the door. “What is it you want?” I snapped.
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You said nothing, but ran across in one tempestuous plunge, and threw your arms around my neck and kissed me, and your small arms tightened with an affection that God had set blooming in your heart and which even neglect could not wither. And then you were gone, pattering up the stairs.
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Well, son, it was shortly afterwards that my paper slipped from my hands and a terrible sickening fear came over me. What has habit been doing to me? The habit of finding fault, of reprimanding-this was my reward to you for being a boy. It was not that I did not love you; it was that I expected too much of youth. I was measuring you by the yardstick of my own years.
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And there was so much that was good and fine and true in your character. The little heart of you was as big as the dawn itself over the wide hills. This was shown by your spontaneous impulse to rush in and kiss me good night. Nothing else matters tonight, son. I have come to your bedside in the darkness, and I have knelt there, ashamed!
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It is feeble atonement; I know you would not understand these things if I told them to you during your waking hours. But tomorrow I will be a real daddy! I will chum with you, and suffer when you suffer, and laugh when you laugh. I will bite my tongue when impatient words come. I will keep saying as if it were a ritual: “He is nothing but a boy-a little boy!”
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I am afraid I have visualized you as a man. Yet as I see you now, son, crumpled and weary in your cot, I see that you are still a baby. Yesterday you were in your mother’s arms, your head on her shoulder. I have asked too much, too much.
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I hope you all enjoy the Fathers’ Day. I can’t wait to go out with my daughter.

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