- Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia
- Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
- Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
- San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
- Paris, France
- Rome, Italy
- Tromso, Norway
- Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
- Yellowstone National Park, WY, USA
- Blenheim, New Zealand
Green - some of the places I want to go (by no means exhaustive!)
Yellow-Green - places that I am planning to go to in the near future
Blue stars - the favourite places as listed in the travel map
- Current Mood: accomplished
As a diver, and a fairly educated individual (hey, I can admit to huge gaps in my knowledge!), I know there's quite a lot of unsavoury and illegal practices that goes on in regards to aquarium stocking. That people's demand for 'pets' or for food has an incredibly high impact on the natural environment and the wild population of species out there. It's one of the reasons I encourage the boycotting of that Chinese tradition sharkfin soup and try to eat sustainable meat and fish.
But THIS? This was just beyond any understanding of that implication.
I highly recommend everyone watch this, if you haven't already. But be prepared for very graphic and awful footage. It really gets to you. I'm not someone who anthropomorphises animals, but there's still an unemotional and rational argument that can be made for the wholesale (literally) slaughter of a species.
You can read a good review of it here.
And man, if I already thought that the politics of the IWC (International Whaling Commission) was farcical, I never realised to what extent the corruption.
- Current Mood: distressed
Last two times Matt's folks were here, they saw 'Kiss Me Kate', and 'We Will Rock You', so I'm thinking along the lines of lighter theatrical entertainment compared to something Shakespearean or like 'War Horse' or opera.
So help me out - vote in the poll! Or make a suggestion!
- Current Mood: curious
If anyone feels like anticlimaticism, check out mine on photobucket. I'd mention the comments/repost/hotlink yada but frankly, I think S is the one at risk of that!
Oooh, by the way S - don't forget to scan the pic of you, Jason, and me!
( I will share these tho...Collapse )
Recap still to come. Darn this worklife that gets in the way of the much-more-important el-jay life! I think I'm a third of the way through my notes (not that they're that long and comprehensive, but just that I haven't had time to do them!).
Heh, I have the "Lisa, it's your birthday" The Simpsons song in my head. Stupid, coz my name isn't Lisa but I guess that just shows what sort of nutjob I am!
- Current Mood: tired
This is a shout out to my peeps!
- Current Mood: happy
Ooooh, I neglect lj for 3 days and there's so much to catch up on!
I am pleased to announce I finally got my Christmas shopping under control - even if it did take a day off from work to get to it (damn work, what is this taking up of all my time?!). Although, I am still at the mercy of delivery efficiencies! *bites nails*
Just for some fun:
Dedicated to my boss and my workplace:
and for the lovely (and excellently bloodthirsty)
, whom I know shall appreciate it:
- Current Mood: busy
I just had to share!
"Sarcastic ankles"! "Sarcastic ankles"! *snerk*
- Current Mood: giggly
Holy smokes, Batman!
About a mile away from our workplace, we noticed this massive black cloud of smoke arising. And it's now cast a massive shadow over all of East London. Including our office.
Check it out here and video here.
Apparently it's an abandoned bus warehouse, on the Lee river, at the Olympic development site
I actually have some pics on my phone of the start of it. It would have to wait til I get home tho. But honestly, I'm sure the Beeb will have loads of them soon. Where it is:
Here's a pic from a workmate's brother who works down at Greenwich:
Our office is on the far right side of the pic, in between/behind the orange building and the grey tower, with the dark brown roof:
ETA. I texted in my pic to the Beeb and it's in the gallery - here! Caption is "Major fire in East London near Olympic site. Sent in by C Ung, Tower Hamlets.", jic it moves. I was one of the earlier people to send in so it's at the back end - number 41 currently.
ETA2. And of course I had to email my photography course teacher yesterday telling him I disobeyed the Photographer's 1st Law: Always Have Your Camera With You.
- Current Location:It's the east end, innit!?
- Current Music:BBC News 24
1. Do you remember how you ended up friending me?
2. Head over to my user icons - which is your favorite?
3. Do we share any user icons?
4. What (thus far) is your favorite single entry of mine? (Name the reason)
5. Do you know me from somewhere other than LJ?
6. If you're here for something other than entries (fics, icons, videos, music, banners, manips etc) - what do you enjoy most?
7. Have you learned anything from me?
8. Do you have a pet fandom you think I should check out?
9. Do you like my mood theme?
10. Will you answer this meme before stealing it and putting it on your LJ?
It's Friday! IT'S FRIDAY! IT'S FREEDOMFRAKKINGFRIDAY!!!
- Current Location:In the office
- Current Mood: chipper
- Current Music:Something Corporate - Great News
What personality elements make up your Personality cocktail?
Tell the bartender to mix up a few yous!
A wise man once said, "I drink, therefore I am!" An interesting comment indeed, but what does it mean? Well we think we have the answer. Every personality contains a lot of traits. This test aims to determine, from your name alone, the most dominant personality traits and give you a fun little recipe for your own personality cocktail. Perhaps you and your friends can have a little Personality cocktail party and compare results! We hope the concuctions this test generates don't leave a bad taste in your mouth. Oh and remember, always drink in moderation - we dont want you getting tipsy on personalities now do we!
|How to make a lama_not_llama|
3 parts friendliness
3 parts courage
5 parts instinct
Stir together in a glass tumbler with a salted rim. Top it off with a sprinkle of lustfulness and enjoy!
- Current Mood: drunk
- Bold all of the following TV shows of which you've seen 3 or more episodes.
- Italicize a show if you've seen every episode.
- Asterisk if you have at least one full season on tape or DVD
- If you want, add up to 3 additional shows (keep the list in alphabetical order).
I'd added American Gothic, Gossip Girl, and Reaper! Pushing Daisies is only up to ep2, and I haven't gotten to the eps of Chuck yet.
- Current Location:In the office
- Current Mood: nerdy
- Current Music:Blink 182 - Enema of the State
Nabbed this from dexterette:
 — Look up TEN of your favorite movies on IMDB.
 — Click the "trivia" link in the sidebar.
 — Post a fun and random bit of trivia from each film.
 — Tag
First, let me just say that I've never worked out a clearly delineated Top 10 list of movies. I love (and watch! and own!) waaaay too many DVD movies and TV shows. Also, I'm trying not to repeat dexterette's or neek_love's movies!
This was really, really HARD. So here's a rough stab at the other nine, as 'TPB' has always been and always will be no.1...
The Princess Bride The most famous of the "classic blunders" mentioned by Vizzini - "never get involved in a land war in
And because I can't help myself - here's some extras from a few other movies I love to watch over and over!
Yup, I'm so meant to be rich! Now if only that money could come without the effort made to make it...
Build YOUR Dream House!
It looks like I should be a Thunderbird! Either that or Team America. LOL.