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Archive for January, 2008

Gold Hello Kitty Handbag

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

A cute kitty handbag, gucci look! I love it, it’s cute and cool.

Nagasu wins Skating Championship at 14

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

Mirai Nagasu delighted the crowd — and herself — with a refreshing and entertaining show at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Saturday night. Oh yeah, the 14-year-old became the second-youngest woman to win the U.S. title, too.

That other mighty mite, Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski, ended up doing pretty well for herself.

When her scores flashed, Nagasu looked at the screen with curiosity. When she heard she’d won, she said, “What?” then clapped her hands to her face and broke into a grin.

“I am very excited and speechless for words,” Nagasu said.

Nagasu is too young to go to the world championships in March; skaters now must be 15 by the previous July 1, and she won’t even turn 15 until April. Rachael Flatt, who finished second, missed the cutoff by three weeks and will have to sit worlds out, too. Ashley Wagner finished third, and she is eligible for worlds.

Figure skating has been in the doldrums the last few years, searching for a new star ever since Michelle Kwan and Sasha Cohen decided to try new things. Well, Nagasu appears to fill that bill.

She’s a breath of fresh air, playing on her youth and size — she’s 4-foot-11 — instead of trying to be something she’s not. Skating to “Coppelia,” the story of a doll that comes to life, she was absolutely charming.

She fell on her opening jump, a double axel, but she very quickly regrouped.

“The fall on the double axel was like a kick in the butt,” she said. “After that, I was like, `Attack!”‘

She performed perfectly in character, stiffly holding her arms out to the side like a lifeless doll. As she was wound up, she jerked her arms and her torso, looking like a doll coming to life. When she bounced upward, the audience laughed.

Fully alive, she danced across the ice with light and airy footwork. She landed six triple jumps, three in combination, and showed great stamina by picking up speed as the program went along.

Perhaps most impressive is that this is the first time Nagasu has competed a 4-minute program. She spent the fall on the junior international circuit, where she only had to do a 3 1/2 -minute routine.

Hello Kitty Song

Friday, January 25th, 2008

This is a music video featuring Hello Kitty in what appears to be an unofficial song rendition with Kitty-chan, nevertheless it’s a cute song in Malay language.

Hello Kitty Stereo CD clock (piano shape)

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Very cute product, CD clock shaped like a piano.

Hello Kitty Bathroom Set

Friday, January 18th, 2008

and now, back to something really cute again a Hello Kitty  ladies bathroom set complete with everything from hair dryer to shaving kit.

Myblog Log

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

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I’m playing around with services that can do more than site count, myblog log seems to be able to do that but seems difficult.

Chinese blogger beaten to death for exposing police abuse

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Reposted from CNN, I have not more knowledge than anyone else but this is outrageous! Spread the news!

Authorities have fired an official in central China after city inspectors beat to death a man who filmed their confrontation with villagers, China’s Xinhua news agency reports.a

The killing has sparked outrage in China, with thousands expressing outrage in Chinese Internet chat rooms, often the only outlet for public criticism of the government.

The incident has also alarmed advocates of press freedom, who say municipal authorities had no right to attack a man for simply filming them.

Police have detained 24 municipal inspectors and are investigating more than 100 in the death of Wei Wenhua, a 41-year-old construction company executive, Xinhua reported on Friday.

The swift action by officials reflects concerns that the incident could spark larger protests against authorities, whose heavy-handed approach often arouses resentment.

On Monday Wei happened on a confrontation in the central Chinese province of Hubei between city inspectors and villagers protesting over the dumping of waste near their homes.

A scuffle developed when residents tried to prevent trucks from unloading the rubbish, Xinhua said.

When Wei took out his cell phone to record the protest, more than 50 municipal inspectors turned on him, attacking him for five minutes, Xinhua said. Wei was dead on arrival at a Tianmen hospital, the report said.

Qi Zhengjun, chief of the urban administration bureau in the city of Tianmen, lost his job over the incident, Xinhua reported Friday.

The beating was condemned online. "It’s no longer news that urban administrators enforce the law with violence," said an editorial on the news Web site Northeast News, according to The Associated Press.
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"But now someone has been beaten to death on site. It has brought us not surprise, but unspeakable anger."

Chen Yizhong, a columnist on Xinhua’s Web site, asked why violence by city inspectors is allowed to continue. "Cities need administration, but urban administrators need to be governed by law first," he wrote.

An international press freedom group, Reporters Without Borders, protested the killing.

"Wei is the first ‘citizen journalist’ to die in China because of what he was trying to film," the group said in a statement.

"He was beaten to death for doing something which is becoming more and more common and which was a way to expose law-enforcement officers who keep on overstepping their limits."

Buddhist monks rapping Sutra to attract followers

Monday, January 7th, 2008

Buddhist monks are donning gold outfits and rapping their way into the minds of young potential Buddhist’s and Buddhist recruits.

Titled the “Tokyo Bouz Collection,” the event featured 40 monks and nuns from eight major Buddhist sects blinged out in gold embroidered robes performing a rap version of a Buddhist sutra. They strutted the runway while chanting prayers and throwing confetti that looked like lotus petals.

Buddhist monks traditionally wear simple black robes, though in order to appeal to the youth, the monks wore multi-layered robes in vibrant colors with gold trim.

As with any Milan, Paris or New York fashion show, the high-profile event at Tsukiji-Honganji was well-attended. According to Sayaka Anma, a young woman in the audience, “Their robes were gorgeous. I was a bit surprised in the beginning, but it was very moving to watch.”

So why is it exactly that the Buddhist monks had to resort to rap music and high fashion to attract more followers?

Buddhism has an extremely strong foundation in Japan as the religion first arrived in the archipelago 1,200 years ago from mainland Asia. In fact, almost three-quarters of Japanese people are registered Buddhists, though the only time they enter a temple is on their death bed.

As a result, the vast majority of Japan’s 75,000 temples are in serious financial trouble. Although funerals are a huge source of income, especially given Japan’s aging population, the temples will have to attract new followers if they wish to thrive beyond the immediate future.

This is not unlike Singapores attempt to attract creativity and being a media hub when the Ministry started rapping.

Hello Kitty Dog Accessories

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

Hello Kitty is a cat afterall, so it’s remarkable to have pink kitty gear for dogs, but I do like the collar, its really cute.

Hello Kitty Dog Collar

Another Christmas Song

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

It was so cute, had to share it, Christmas should be happening next week again!