Saturday, May 17, 2008

There is no such thing as Race!!!

The earthquake in Sichuan, China has been devastating. I send my condolences to everyone affected. I've heard many disrespectful things towards Chinese people and I just can't believe how uneducated these people are. I'm both sad and angry that some people are saying that Chinese people deserve to die due to their own personal political views.

It is proven biologically that there is no such thing as race! The different races out there are all set forth by society. It's merely a classification in which makes it "easier" to tell apart all 6.6billion people on earth. Our ancestors are all from Africa and every human being on earth are really not that different from each other (genetically speaking). Yes i understand we may all look different, but that is due to different environmental adaptations our ancestors slowly help us adapt to. If you only look at someones DNA you would not be able to tell what race they are. Here are some reason why we all look different.

Why are individuals near the equator darker?
They produce more melanin which helps protects the suns intensive UV rays and aid in absorbing vitamin D.

Why do individuals who live in Europe have longer and more narrow noses?
The air there is cooler than it is near the equator so they must warm the air before it enters their body.

This video says it all:
Race: The Power of an Illusion

Stay tuned, more next time!!!

Friday, May 16, 2008

How big is your carbon footprint?

So with everyones talking about reducing your carbon footprint, what have you been doing?

I know I've been trying hard to reduce my carbon footprint by taking shorter showers, turning off the faucet when I'm brushing my teeth, switching off lights when I'm not in the room, printing on both sides of a piece of paper and much more!

During my environmental science class, my professor suggested that we should take a look at how big our personal carbon footprint is. She gave us 2 websites that can help us do just that.
This site seem more precise since they asked many questions ranging from your housing to your daily food consumption and much more. Take your time and fill out everything you do throughout the year to accurately figure out your footprint.
This one helps you quickly calculate your carbon footprint but did not have to put as much information. It was easy to find where to put in your information and quickly calculated.

So what are you waiting for, go see how big your carbon footprint is!!

Stay tuned, more next time!!

Sunday, May 11, 2008


I absolutely am against the lottery! I've been telling my father to stop buying the lottery since I believe its such a waste of money. I understand it can be addicting just like people buying a pack of cigarette from the deli, its not good!!! They target the middle working class people who "dream big" and hope that they can win that million dollar so they can buy a house, new computer, or a TV.

Even though lottery tickets are $1USD, $1 every week adds up throughout the year. Lets say you buy a lotter ticket every week of the year, thats $52 gone out of your pocket. So why not use that $52 to buy yourself jewelry or that bluetooth that you always wanted.

Chances of winning the lottery is like 1 in a billion so why put your money there to support them. Not to mention lottery is on paper!! You're killing trees so I don't see anything beneficial from participating in a lottery.

Remember Reduce, Reuse, RECYCLE!!

More next time, Stay tuned!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

How many grains of rice is in your bowl?

Last year I discovered a site where you define a word and they donate 20grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program. The rice is donated to the less fortunate people who starve. This site not only enhances ones vocabulary stills but you also help others, thats like killing two birds with one stone!!

As of today 31,980,608,090 grains of rice have been donated!!
So challenge yourself, enhance your English and see how many words you know.

I'm proud to announce that I have donated 2,000 grains of rice today!! =)
More next time. Stay Tuned!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Rainy Days

Well today was just another rainy day. Rain just messes everything up since its all cloudy and dark, it just makes you want to stay home. I personally hate rainy days!

I was standing at the bus stop today and not to mention the bus only took forever to arrive! Despite the fact that the MTA sucks the city needs to do something about all those potholes on the ground!!! There are so many potholes and the sewers are clogged! These potholes collect so much filthy rainwater and cars just splash it on sidewalks. I was in line waiting for the bus to come and standing about 2 feet away from the street and was splashed by this filthy water. I had that filthy water on my jeans and my jacket, it was just so nasty.

Hope you had a better day than I did.

More next time. Stay tuned!

Friday, May 2, 2008

YAY to going green!

I ride the MTA to school and work every single day and I spend at least 1hour on the bus or train, its inevitable to read these advertisements that are all around you. I'm very happy to see that the MTA is promoting environmentally friendly things. I hope they keep up the good work!!!

The MTA have been reminding its riders to recycle and not litter so New York City can be a cleaner and better place in the future. They also are encouraging people to take train and buses(public transportation) more often in order to reduce our carbon footprint. I'm excited to see more environmentally friendly ideas the MTA will come up with.
Here are a few that I've seen so far, they're pretty informative. =)

"Every full rail car keeps 75 to 125 cars off the road."

"Your(New York) carbon footprint is about 1/4 oof the national average."

"Public transportation saves fuel consumption by 1.4billion gallons everyday."

"Every full bus keeps 40 cars off the road."

I remember another ad on the subway that said "be part of the solution not the pollution." I believe if we all work together to recycle and protect the environment, we can make a big difference. We should all recycle those Poland Spring bottles that we drink, we should print/write on both sides of the paper and use every inch of it, we should take public transportation, car pool and many more!!!

Remember the 3 R's!!! REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE!!!!

Dog names

I love dogs and just the other day I was having a conversation with a few friends while having ice cream and we discussed what we would name our dog if we had one. Well I want to name my dog Ploppers that name sounds pretty cute to me. Other names like Bob, Lucy, and Lucifer were also mentioned. Then we have names like Biscuit and my friend said well "You'd be hungry for a biscuit every time you would call him over." My other friend then says I would name my dog Sex. Imagine your dogs name is Sex!!! LOL!! Calling him/her over would sound so wrong, mentioning him to your friend would be the funniest thing ever, just many things would just sound plain wrong!!! So we spend a good amount of time laughing about that. I literally laughed till I teared a little because of certain things that we mentioned in the conversation.

Stay Tuned.
Up next is the MTA and what they will be doing for a cleaner and greener NYC!!!