I watched the live action remake of Aladdin yesterday. I find it was not so much a kids movie, because it touched on women empowerment as opposed the original.It adds a layer of complexity to the whole thing. Also the part about being yourself. Genie also took a more active role in the movie.
Women being told to been seen and not heard, or even worse, treated as chattel is still prevalent in Asian countries like China and India. And not to say all those Arabic nations where women end up in their own homes.
At least on the movie the Sultan was trying to protect his daughter after her mother died rather then finding that women not fit to rule.
I've been having issues getting computer access lately, and have been trying to run things through my phone (with mixed success), as can be seen from the typos. So I couldn't manage to post which doors exactly(except by description) on where the voices were coming from. If you want to listen more closely, go to the exact door and listen.
No worries Mort - we'll take it nice and steady.
Haven't seen the new version of Aladdin, have a couple other movies which I want to check out first, namely Brightburn when it comes out :D
I don't much like to get into sensitive issues on public forums but... Unfortunately the issues with women's independence, right to speak up and walk around confident and safely are widespread, reaching many of the so-called civilized countries. It is definitely one which does not receive as much attention as it deserves.
I just poked my nose into the kapap academy in Singapore. I found out that I have some bad habits to unlearn, like if I'm grabbed from behind my natural reaction is to elbow backwards(and hitting the wrong part) instead of grabbing the arm, pulling to the side then hitting the nose. And I tend to fall back on punches and kicks when I get bothered.
-> Ish not any kind of grappler.
And I wonder if I should have tried training to break fall more diligently at home, clearly I didn't.
Is kapap some sort of fighting technique?
I have been wanting to learn krav maga for ages - will start after my summer vacations ;)
More like self defense techniques, like what to do when someone grabs you in the streets, how do escape the grab, knock him down then run off. I also found out that I don't hesitate. If you tell me to stomp on your foot, you'll be sure that I give you a nice proper foot stomp.
The way I view it is that eh if you hesitate in a training session, what makes you think you can really do it in RL when you really need it?
Oh that is horrible Mort. Drink plenty and REST!
Wow, Adventure Cove looks really cool. My girls and I would have a ball over there! :D
The flu sucks however... Get better soon!
I like the trolls
Yeah I'm really bad with the rest bit because I think about all the commitments and promises I have all over the place and keep working on them.
Like my BF was talking about a vacation in September. Uh then shouldn't you start looking NOW instead of a "we'll slowly look and see" thing? Slowly ain't how I roll.
That looks fun! Was it hard? ;)
Not that bad but not that easy either. Rainbow route. If the wall holds are pointing upwards it isn't that hard. Easiest, though, are rings to grab on.
As a matter of fact, I took photos of the wall, then told one of the staff there to hold on to my phone (after activating it) and take a picture of me once I got to the top. Which means I had already eyed the wall and figured I could take it on. I did not do that for the wall on the right (which I spent the rest of the session trying to get up on - only managed to get my left hand to the first green hold beyond the triangle).
Since mini moving is involved, I'll move you lot once I get to the comp, phone moving is meh.
Kilarra, you sound like a cop;)
I suppose it fits Piotr's backstory better, but yeah Kilarra approaches them as if they're hostiles first. If they listen, great. If not, well they're probably dead.
Piotr can play good cop while Kilarra can do bad cop. Teamwork!
My office had a department lunch that I missed out on yesterday as I was having lunch with another Pathfinder(my master) who was visiting Singapore. Now the fridge is full of fried pork knuckle, barbecued pork ribs, sausages and saukeraut. I did one round of sampling yesterday. Arrrghhh the sin!
I don't mind taking away saukeraut for Saturday. Because usually when I'm eating out it's hard to get vegetables. Some cabbage is better then no vegetables.
Cabbage is delightful. It does bad things to me, but still delightful
I'll be out of town from Friday through Monday and won't be able to post much during that time. GM, please feel free to bot me if necessary.
I have no standards. If it helps, I was served with a slice of lemon to go with my grilled salmon. I squeezed the lemon juice on the salmon(perfectly normal), then I ate the lemon slice(uh, what the heck?)
I will agree saukeraut isn't my vegetable of choice, but if its available, I'll eat it.
Cool. Enjoy yourself, Kilarra! I think we'll just take a break over the weekend. Supposed to be planning a trip in September/October for a vacation with my fiancé. Now if he could make up his mind which country we should be visiting...
Don't want to plan for vacation in November since I'm getting married then - vacations are awfully fattening (because you may not be able to control food, and also all that sitting in coaches), so I need some time to get back into shape.
Earlier was Japan, then he turned his nose up at the price, I got him plans for Taiwan, but taiwan is around 24-30 degrees celcius in September(too hot for his taste), and typhoon season in Taiwan is June to Oct. Then he was saying Australia(when he didn't even look at the plans I submitted for Taiwan - I told him off on it - I was like ffs look at the stuff before you go wander off on a new idea), he had this plan to go visit our mutual friend in Australia(who doesn't even have a car or driving license). I don't think Australia is very good on the public transport bit, so no car=stranded. Especially since things that interest me are all those nature hikes and scenic routes out of town.
I think Australia is rather an expensive place to go to, since a one day tour to the Daintree rainforest is like 200+ AUD.
Haha, fair enough. I'm not super picky with foods, but some stuff I just can't handle. Boiled eggs, sauerkraut - the very thought makes me want to run away.
Sauerkraut is super healthy though!
I eat next to anything >.<
Though most stuff sold is a bit too sweet for me, I've been adding a teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powder into my milk powder every morning, and I tried the sweet potato waffle cone by McDonalds and found it too sweet,though it was nice in its own way. Was thinking maybe I should just eat a roasted sweet potato instead(yes I like them, just show restraint because of carb count and also potential vitamin A overdose).
I don't think the sweet potato waffle cone exists at our Mcdonalds, otherwise I'd go out RIGHT now and get one. My wife loves sweet potato everything and there is a McDonalds within walking distance from our house. But no...
All the vacation ideas sound lovely. Mine start Saturday, a week long trip spent with the inlaws at the beach. With me being a not so social red headed computer nerd, people and THE EVIL SUN don't get along.
So I will probably post normally, as long as there is internet access...
The sweet potato waffle cone thing is a limited edition only item, thus the imperative to get it before it disappears from the shelves. I already missed out on the Sweet chilli fish burger in my avoidance of fast food phase. Can't remember if I tried the red bean pie or not, it should have been good too. I don't think I did.
I didn't try the Nasi Lemak burger since I was afraid it would be too spicy, though I tried the banana pie and chendol soft serve.
The banana pie was... as usual, too sweet for me, like most outside stuff is these days and chendol soft serve tasted like brown sugar instead of being more coconut.
Hey I may be on the healthy eating bandwagon but that doesn't mean I've totally given up on fast food! Though I'll say yep, most deserts sold outside are too sweet for me now.
The Nasi Lemak burger looks very very yummy! Spicy as you say though, so I understand.
Assemble at Changi International Airport, have a pleasant flight to Taiwan.
Fengjia Night Market – Located near Fengjia University of Taichung City, it is the largest night market in Taiwan.
Sun Moon Lake (with cruise ride) – Is one of the famous tourist attractions in Taiwan with most beautiful scenery.
Wen Wu Temple – It was built in 1938 and located at the shoulder of mountain where is on the north of Sun Moon Lake.
Fairy Lake Leisure Farm – Consists of various plantations surrounding a farm centre on top of a mountain and with its eco-friendly farming, traditional planting and harvesting techniques. Have fun activities in the farm. (Farm Guiding / Fruit picking / Coffee DIY).
Zengwen Reservoir – Is the largest reservoir and also man-made lake in Taiwan to supply water. Have a panoramic view from it’s observation deck and enjoy boat ride to see cute wild boar and flying eagle canyon around the island.
Anping Old Street – the very first one ever developed by the Dutch in Tainan Anping over 300 years ago. It is also known as “Taiwan’s Number One Street” as it is the first established merchant street in the area. Time to taste local speciality food and handicraft souvenirs.
Experience a high-speed rail journey to Kaohsiung.
Liu He Night Market – the most famous and consists 100 over stalls of local specialty snacks in Kaohsiung City.
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Memorial Center – which established in 2011. It’s the largest religious sacred ground for Buddhism in Taiwan.
Check-in to Taitung 5* Hot Spring & Resort and spend your night and enjoy hotspring resort with personal hot spring facility in room.
Rice County School - After viewing the rice husking and completing other experiential steps, and going through the DIY rice packing session, you can take a packet of rice home as souvenir.
Mr Brown Avenue – Well-known “Green Road of Paradise”, where consist of a vast rice paddies fields set against a magnificent mountain backdrop.
Fengbin Skywalk – This Skyway divided into two sections. One section is the original cement reinforcement another section are vertical dangling cliff steel with glasses.
Overnight in Taiwan’s ONLY 5* hotel in Canyon - Silk Place Taroko Hotel and enjoy the buffet dinner in the hotel.
Taroko National Park (Entrance Arch / Swallow Grotto / Tunnel of Nine Turns / Cimu Bridge) - This is the second largest national park in Taiwan and also one of the natural wonders of the word.
Lingzhi Tea House
Enjoy an east coast scenic train ride to Taipei.
Shifen Waterfall – Well known as “Niagara of Taiwan”. If the weather is good, you will get chance to see a ramp of rainbow hanging over the waterfall.
Shifen Old Street – The train station originally built for transporting coal was built right alongside. Here, you can experience the simple joy of lighting and releasing sky lanterns with your fellow travelers.
Rouhe Night Market– The one of the night market in Taipei, to embark on a hunt for good bargains and sample a variety of local snacks
Jiufen – A former gold mining village crammed with teahouses and shops offering local delicacies and crafts.
Taipei 101 (Observatory deck at Your Own Expense) – The most prominent landmark building in Taipei. You may also visit the observatory deck at your own expense and look through the whole Taipei city.
Ximending- Taipei’s famous shopping area.
Flight back to SG.
Sorry guys, as you know my vacations are in full force, so spotty posting ;)
Mort, I am ALWAYS impressed at your thorough vacation planning - me and my family are more along the lines of... X time here, Y time there - book travel and lodging, and the rest we play by ear.
Though I guess when you are going somewhere completely new, planning helps a LOT. Hope you have a great time ;)
I deadlifted my own body weight in weights, BTW=)
If I think about my own weight, it would be a pretty impressive feat for me I believe... Is lifting your own weight some sort of reference - I am not familiar with it :P
Heh previously it wasn't a feat. It was by tour agency. Copying their iteinary. Unfortunately the tour agency decided to change the iteinary (substituting Feng bin Skywalk for San xian tai and Zengwen reservoir for Cigu Salt mountain) on me without explanation which resulted in me giving them hell.
Because that falls under negligent or even fraudulent misrepresentation which actions can be taken under contract law. So now we have the option of rescinding the contract, or accepting the misrepresentation. Or I asked the company for a third option - what other plans of that period do you have so we can consider switching.
I'm worried the salt mountain may cause problems because my fiancé has ezcema.
But ya so was busy sorting RL stuff too.
The closest I come to deadlifting my own weight is when my body gets out of bed, but my brain is still asleep.