Art Imitating Life
Comics gave me an early history lesson and interest in sociology. The stories reflected both the young generation’s perception of American society and even acted as a medium to address highly sensitive political and social issues. The cool characters, sometimes campy stories and stunning art kept me entralled, and I picked up on slang and catch phrases - the language of the current pop...
hanminah-deactivated20110731 asked: Yes, I went last summer, and I had the time of my life. ^^ I wish I could go back right now, but it looks like I won't be able to go back until college unless I magically have either enough money or someone to take me for free haha. Thanks for sharing your photos! =] I always enjoy seeing pictures of Korea. ^.^
Practice: a lesson in humility
Me: Dad, why do we practice these wrist lock techniques? (I show him a martial arts magazine I'm looking at.)
Dad: they are good techniques to practice
Me: but they do not work, especially against someone who is as fast as me
Dad: practice more and you will see
Me: but if they don't work, why do we waste our time practicing them?
Dad: let's see (looking more intently this time at the photos of the techniques from the magazine I'm looking at)
Me: see, they're almost the same as the ones you taught us
Dad: okay, you punch me
Me: I'm not going to punch you!
Dad: what? You punch!
Me: okay (After real apprehension and some hesitation, I punch fast and hard. Dad easily deflects my punch and locks my wrist, then gently lets go.)
Me: wait! (I pause in amazement.) How did you do that so quick?
Dad: you practice more! Okay, go!
CROSSWORD: My Favorite Foods
Across 3. Is it Italian or American? 4. The more varieties the better but preferably steamed, not fried 7. Tastes best cooked on a metal plate over charcoal 8. A little Hoisin and Sarachi sauce with it and I'm good 9. I like them crunchy or soft 10. Nothing special until you've had it in a spicy stew Down 1. Thai chicken, chili with basil 2. Because I can eat more without the rice 5. Simple...
The Greatest of All Times!!!
Muhammad Ali certainly felt he left no doubt who was the best heavyweight champion of all time. Many also believe that he was, me being one of them. But it would be this young version of himself, with the lightning quick hands, feet and reflexes, that stood the best chance of beating the likes of Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis in their respective primes. Not the older, slower albeit...
Dilbert Daily Strip: 2011-04-03: →
COMICS: My All-Time Favorite Issues
The shy but determined 19 year old Kim Yuna’s spectacular gold medal winning performance in 2010 was unquestionably one of the greatest moments in Korean sports history. I felt both joy and relief for her in victory, emotions she certainly must have felt standing there on the podium this night. There was tremendous pressure and lofty expectations to win impressively going into the...
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