The Weekend~~

One day I will look back to my life right now and miss all the good times (and bad times).

I will miss the Saturday morning breakfast at the Café with Mum, and the Sunday evening dinner at restaurants with my fiancé.

To be able to spend time with them is the reason why I find myself looking forward to weekends~~

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Racism in Despicable Me

Okay..

The truth is, when I first watched Despicable Me (the first film)~~

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I mused to myself, ‘Let’s see how long they can get away with this.’

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Mmmmm……………. Minions…..

Little, yellow-skinned, black-haired, brown-eyed, glasses-wearing, gibberish-speaking creatures, which all look alike.

Any thoughts anyone?????

I must admit I am a very suspicious individual, however, there are a number of attributes, that these animated creatures have, which are very closely associated with Asian stereotypes.

Common Asian stereotypes:

*All look the same 

*Glasses wearing

*Inability to speak English

*Small stature

*A hard-working crowd

A second movie (Despicable Me 2) has since been produced and released, and it seems like I may be one of the few who believe that the inspiration for Minions may have come from Asian stereotypes.

Well done to the animators for incorporating these stereotypes so subtly into these little Minions, and knowing exactly when to stop pushing the boundary, that no one appears to have noticed the racist undertone of the film.

In actual fact, it was done so well that alot of  Minion fans are of Asian descent.

Bravo! Animators of Despicable Me (and Despicable Me 2)!

It must be entertaining to you that not only was your intent undetected, a large number of Minion fans are actually of the race you are trying to make fun of!! ;)

You are probably laughing your asses off in your expensive La-Z-Boys, seeing that these films have done so well!

Ah~~ I have exercised my patience FOR SO LONG to keep this theory to myself, but upon seeing the release of the second movie I just could not endure it anymore, and decided to once and for all share my suspicion with the world! :D

Back in Auckland! :D

Hello everyone!

I was away on a conference in Australia last week.

It was such a fun trip!

Would have been even more awesome though if I had gotten the chance to cuddle a Koala!

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Maybe next time~~ :)

I had posted some photos from it on my other food-related blog.

Please feel welcome to check them out!! :D

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Good morning from New Zealand! I hope you all have a better morning than me!!

It is Saturday morning, and I was planning to do a blog entry on my brand new camera today.

It was all so exciting when I went and picked up the camera from the seller on Tuesday. The seller made the effort to assure me that it is brand new and had never been used. (The camera was still in its original packaging, and did appear brand new to me.)

As of this morning, all ready to go, I had the brand new battery well and fully charged, and even rushed out yesterday (skipping morning tea) to purchase a Class 10 micro SDHC 8GB card especially for it….. only to now discover, when I turned the power on for the first time, that the touchscreen does not work.

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Therefore, now my focus is on returning the faulty camera to the seller in order to secure a refund. I had also taken plenty of photos during the unboxing process, which are redundant now~~

Being a first time Trade Me user, I was silly enough to give the seller a positive feedback without testing the traded item out first. For someone who is already very paranoid, I am probably going to become even more paranoid now~~~~~ confused

To be fair though, the seller might not have known there was an issue with the product. I had contacted him regarding the issue, and am in the process of waiting to hear back from him.

I had also made contact with Trade Me to inform them of my faulty purchase, in case the seller is unresponsive, which I dearly hope doesn’t happen!! eek

First time bidding on Trade Me~~

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Trade Me – New Zealand’s Online Auction Site

LOL!! It was a very intense experience for me! And I am glad to say I won the auction!!

It was for a new camera, which I plan to do a post on once I get my hands on it~~ :)

Up until the end of the auction I could feel my heart racing, while obsessively clicking on the refresh button.

Baby P and Baby C were taking turns being held firmly by me during this adrenaline-pumping time.

Fingers crossed that it will be a smooth trade off and I will have my new camera soon!! :D