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Day 13 – what do you think it means to be in love?

I have been stalled on this topic….for AGES. in fact, I don’t know why I even chose this topic to begin with. At one point I had an idea of where I wanted to take this. And now? I don’t even feel like answering it. So instead here’s some videos from youtube, parodying Justin Beiber’s new movie “Never Say Never”:

and D.Choi line dancing

At some point, I’ll probably do a post about this topic. but not for a 30 day challenge. It will most likely be a spur of the moment type post, when I’ve had time to sift through cultural influences, get free from the lies I have bought into. I know I can talk about what I think it means to be in love, but I don’t want to just spout my own opinions (which tends to change year by year…for the most part). I want to talk about what the Bible says…but I want to talk about it when Jesus has changed my heart and thought processes on this topic. Admittedly it has been changing, but rather slowly. And I still find myself chasing after the hollywood definition instead of the Biblical one, far more frequently than I would like. So until the Holy Spirit changes me to a point where I feel comfortable to talk about this topic, I’m just going to….not post it for the world to see.

Hansen

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Let’s pull a switch

Day 09 – If you could switch places with anyone for one week, who would it be and why

note: pictures of the people I want, or wanted to switch places with will be posted at the bottom of the entry.

This one took awhile to think of. At first, I was thinking maybe I would like to switch places with Georges “Rush” St.-Pierre, but then I decided against it. This is due to the fact that, though I do like watching the occasional MMA event and GSP is my favourite mixed martial artist. I don’t think I would want to switch places with him though.

Instead, I think I would want to switch places with either Masaharu Morimoto (Iron Chef) or Guy Fieri (Diners, Drive-ins and dives) for two completely different reasons. I would want to switch with Masaharu Morimoto because of his incredible artistry in the kitchen. I’m not talking about the quality of food (which undoubtedly would be amazing) but how he makes food look like art.

Here is a video of a dish he made for Iron Chef: Battle Asparagus. It is a “stained-glass” sushi. The presentation is found 8:26 into the video. It is an absolutely beautiful piece of food, and from the sounds of the judges it tasted rather amazing as well.

Simply put, I would love to learn how to make sushi, and food in general, as beautiful and delicious as him.

I would enjoy switching places with Guy Fieri because he gets to travel around the USA eating at little restaurants that aren’t necessarily well-known but are popular. The restaurants that are shown on his show, “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives” maybe little independently owned restaurants but the food that they make look absolutely AMAZING. Switching places with Guy would be fun because I would get to travel and eat food. two of the things I enjoy. 🙂

So by order of the names mentioned, here are the pictures of the people.

1) GSP

UFC Welterweight champ Georges "Rush" St - Pierre

2) Masaharu Morimoto

Former Iron Chef Japanese and Current Iron Chef Morimoto. He makes food look like art.

3) Guy Fieri

If I switched places with him. I would do away with the hair. Just not a huge fan of bleach blonde. but he seems so cool!

Hansen

Things that made me smile:

– getting called into work (hooray for extra hours!)

– being able to joke and laugh genuinely with cheerful customers.

– little kids

Day 21- One of your favourite shows.

I have a few shows that I really enjoy. One of them is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (classic 80’s – ’96 version), another is the Justice League cartoon show, and then of course there is the Animaniacs and the classic Batman the animated series (looooove it).

But for this entry I would have to say that my favourite show would have to be the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. I really enjoy the show because it shows such a wide range of emotions, and storylines. There’s comedy and drama. There are shows about ridiculous things, and serious things like racism, and father abandonment. In fact, one of my favourite episodes was when Will’s father came back to visit him. I think that’s one of the first times I actually straight up bawled over a tv show.

Here’s the clip of the ending of the episode. The episode is called Papa’s got a brand new excuse. and this is from the end of the episode where Will’s father visits him, and abandons him again after planning a summer trip. I watched the clip again…and cried.

Hansen

Day 16 – your views on mainstream music

As with the last time I took a two day break, I am going to do a second post. So lucky readers you get a double feature once again! Hooray!

Day 16 – Your views on mainstream music.

I honestly have no problem with it. Will I listen to some songs that are considered “mainstream”? yes. There is good music to be found out there. not all popular music is bad. Some are horrible (Ke-dollar sign-ha being an example) and in the end don’t say anything new or enlightening, but I do admit that some of the mainstream music (with 90 percent of it being mindless clubbing music that follows the same formula*) is incredibly catchy. Some are positively earworm-ish**. Sometimes finding good mainstream music takes time, and other times good mainstream music is right in front of your face (Michael Buble being an example). But like the underground scene there are artists that are really horrible and there are artists who are total gems. It’s just a matter of sifting through all that music.

Hansen

* I think this song pretty much explains the phenomena that is clubbing music and it’s lyrical and musical formula.

**an earworm is defined as an irritatingly catchy tune

Beautiful People

I have recently discovered a musician that brings joy to my heart. His name is Sam Ock. He’s got shades of Michael Buble in his voice, and I love the songs he usually sings. Which are a mix of him singing/rapping/having other rappers in there too. The message and the beat are fun, positive and with that combo, it brings a smile to my face.

Here are some of my favourite videos/songs by him, or he collab-ed on:

1) Beautiful People

2) Never Change

3) Little Light

4) Love

5) Hello Hummingbird

so there are some fun things for you.

Hansen

My top 5 video game theme songs.

I love soundtracks. If anything I LOVE video game theme songs, the reason for this is most likely because it is very rare that i hear really bad themes. I hear forgettable ones, but nothing really horrible. Now this list is definately not definitive, in fact most likely I’ll probably end up making another one (like a just missed the cut list or something) but here are my top 5 (loose) video game theme songs.

5) The Final Fantasy Prelude

This I think, is the definitive final fantasy music for me. Everytime I hear it, I know I am playing final fantasy. I love how relaxing it is,  how dreamlike (fantasy like….) it is. With this prelude, Square-enix is announcing to those that are playing “You are about to be sucked into a massive magical world, where you are the hero trying to save the entire planet from a maniacal madman. So level up and save it.”

4) Mega Man II theme

I admit, I have never actually beaten a mega man game. Yet I grew up on them, I was never any good at them. But I did love the theme. Everytime I heard it, for some reason I would forget why I hated the game…and then I played it, and then I remembered. haha. The music, in all it’s 8bit glory, was designed to get the adrenaline pumping, and that it did. 🙂

3) Double Dragon

Everytime I hear this theme I know I am in for some serious electronic, programmed fun. I mean, the song just screams “I am full of action, and awesome!” One of the best songs, for one of the best games (though not one of my favourites) ever. Love it.

2) Tetris

bet you didn’t see this one coming. I’m not sure what you can say about this theme. All I know is, everytime I hear it, I start picturing tetris blocks falling and begin to imagine the full lines disappearing. And for the most part I think that is what makes a truly unforgettable video game theme, something that can conjure up images from a game that hasn’t been played in years. Classic. So Classic.

1) Legend of Zelda

I had a hard time choosing what would be number 1. It was pretty difficult to choose between super mario, or the legend of zelda. In the end this won out simply because it’s so much more epic. It’s like a theme that would be played before an epic movie (like Braveheart). It just conjures up a sense of adventure, danger, drama, and excitement. PS: Check out Rabbitjoints version, it’s pretty awesome too.

There you have it, my list of top 5 favourite video game themes. Again, it’s not my definitive list, because Out of the ones that weren’t on here, they could honestly be changed with any of them (The Street Fighter II world warrior theme for instance) so I may do another list….”the remix” or something.

What are your favourite theme songs?

Hansen