SFICC Wings meet

With my painted and installed side mirrors! We arrived in Coquitlum mall center @ 7:45 PM when it was decided we would eat in Richmond! We had a good 45 minute drive down Lougheed Highway and Marine Drive/Knight Street bridge. We reached speeds of over 1XX kmph blasting 14 cars through traffic.

There were two groups however and the other group got into a close call when on of their cars drove down a one way street. We arrived in three groups however as a few from the main group got lost near the end.

We ate at a pasta/bar place called Legends then we went to Richmond Center Mall to take pictures upstairs before heading home just before my insurance expired at midnight. My biggest disappointment was with my mirrors. The driver’s side side mirror is almost impossible to see behind of, and the passenger side is difficult but still decent. I may have to buy those small ugly circles and rice up my mirrors. 😦

My rotary must be burning lotsa oil because I smell like my engine bay right now! I had 2 complaints about how bad it smelled! But I love it!

New

Rear body kit pieces to give my car a more round looks. Exams are over!  I met with Chun today to get these.  He is a BC Rotary member and drives an Infini IV FC3s.

Rock Starred for the very first tiem.

With four different instruments this game was entertaining enough to play through the night. Despite the lack of more songs that I recognized it has superior replay value especially with 5 people, one to sub in while the other eats snacks haha. Here are some pics of junk.

Got teh DS lite today for $115 including taxes!

No tax day at Superstore and I got 10% employee discount! The only thing I didn’t get is the crimson colored DS, but the blue doesn’t look too bad matched with black. I also got honey roasted peanuts and eggs for my friend with no tax too~

I got a polycarbonate case in China last year for cheap so now its near invincible. The only annoying part is that the L and R is a little less convinent to hit from the front so my fingers have to be a little furthur back. It adds a little weight, but at least now I can’t accidently hit the power button or volume button. Guess I should be careful if I ever play it in class.

My failed hori attempt left bubbles, but I don’t understand why the front of the hori is so sticky. The stickiness just doesn’t allow me to wipe off dust it just builds like an adhesive. I wouldn’t be suprised if I caught a fly.  The paint job isn’t bad, but the black at the bottom is not paint, its just plastic.  I miss the feel of glossy clearcoat, but with my polycarbonate case it feels like the old days.  My old White first generation DS lite definately looks better and feels better, but the blue isn’t bad and it is shinny oooooooooh!

I handed in my BCIT application by handing in my transcript and finished two exams last night to hand in today. Everything was perfect timing I planned my minutes well today to meet all the deadlines and the start of the no tax sale. Returning home I got a letter from BCIT that showed me how the exam would be like. Damn 70 questions in 30 minutes for mechanical reasoning. Are you kidding me?!

Distorted media

I have been aware of Canada’s distorted media since before the Tibet protests in China and Canada. Recently Vancouver’s Global news and other news networks in Germany have shown protesting Tibetan supporters on T.V. claiming the images were from Tibet when they were actually from Nepal or other nearby regions. Although misinterpretation of information occurs quite frequently in todays media (take for example Fox News report on internet news or CNN in general) this can be blamed on escalating a story for more viewers and Reuters, one of the only sources some news stations rely on.

 

This Reuters can interpret and present the news anyway they like because they have access to areas or information that they choose not to share leaving newspapers and reporters on T.V. with a biased usually Westerncentric view of the world. Now combine that with the desire to get ratings and one will have a newstory that can reminisce the Cold War peroid. The Tibetan protesters took advantage of this and created a classic “divide and conquorer” strategy used throughout the colonial peroid and post colonial peroid to divide up states under the basis of unfair treatment of minorities and the need to create a new “free state” for these minorities. Colonial powers were known for support the minorities with arms, money for terrorism against stable countries and this led to large scale campaigns of genocide and propaganda manipulated news from both sides. The use of these events were often used to cover up the colonists own crimes against humanity and human rights abuses. There is bias in every news source and the opinions that exceed biases usually go into the Editorial section but recently it has frequently crepped its way on to the front page. These extremely biased methods of reporting which do not take into accounts or work around facts that counter the writers argument or opinion distrupt Canada’s position in the world as a country that is open and free. They are allowing individuals to create hate, and allowing a small number of radicals (sometimes funded by commercial or government fronts) to drown out the voices of the majority.

 

Last week the majority spoke back and supporters of China in Canada and around the world held a march by the thousands to protest the distorted media being presented world wide. However this march did not even make it into many front pages of newspapers, or even mentioned and if it was it was a tiny section on the sidelines or the back. Wheres the justice in this? This in fact has been very common throughout history and most people who pay attention to the news or study global politics and history has understood for ages. Yes, China has ways to go in improving their livlihood for people to reach Canadian standards, but unlike most developing countries they are doing it at a pace much quicker, and they are also taking into consideration of how their projects will economically benefit everyone in China in the end. Capitalism and Social concern for humans have never gotten along throughout history, but China is struggling to deal with it and the more pressure they recieve the harder it will be for them to work at their own pace as Europe and America did after they decolonized (which took over 30 years for them to grant independence for certain countries).

 

If the world keeps presenting China as the enemy or the country that stands in the way of freedom and justice then people will start having this image embedded in their mind. People will beging to avoid China, their products and eventually China will turn into ruin. Where is our freedom to think for ourselves when we forget to interpret news objectively? Information should always be interpreted and it is necessary to understand that there are two, maybe three, maybe a thousands sides to a story. People with their busy lives today have forgotten this and its time to change that.

By gtr06 Posted in China