Oh 신동!

Oh Shindong, you just broke my heart and probably your thousands of fangirls as well (or at least, the ELFs).

Well, I’m not specifically a Shindong fan but still, this broke my heart 😦

Popular boy band Super Junior can’t seem to avoid controversies and scandals as one of their members, Shindong, has been under criticism and rebuke for a comment he made during the broadcasting of MBC radio station Shim Shim Tapa.

On the 29th, a female listener revealed to the radio station that she recently fought with her boyfriend because of her decision to go on a diet. When she shared with him her diet plans for the new year, he told her, “Don’t start if you’re only going to quit after a few days. Your body isn’t the type to change with a diet.”

Kim Shin Young, who co-hosts the radio station, stated, “To a girl, a negative comment about her weight is equivalent to asking for a punch.”

The Super Junior chubster then commented, “If someone had to lose weight, I would tell that person to lose weight. Lose some weight, why can’t you take care of yourself. When I say this, the person might think, ‘Look who’s talking,’ but I would reply, ‘I’m a boy and you’re a girl.‘”

 To this, both Kim Shin Young and announcer Gu Eun Young retorted, “Why does gender matter in this situation? So girls have to be skinny and boys can be…” Taken aback by their remarks, Shindong quickly explained, “I’m just saying. Honestly, I would want the person that I love to be more pretty or more handsome.”

Most girls are already self-concious, and to hear that even overweight men do not see larger girls as being normal or an ideal type just  hurts.

Shindong makes it sound like it’s so easy for females to be so thin and slim. Sorry Shindong, we don’t have an off-and-on switch that magically makes us thin or fat.

Korea’s definition of ‘skinny’ is pratically being underweight, so for those girls who have some meat on their bones and are perfectly healthy, it seems you’re too fat for Shindong. If you starve yourself and throw up after every meal, then maybe you’ll be considered worthy enough for Shindong. It seems he prefers the cadaverous skin-and-bones kind of girl.

If the percentage of anorexic or bulimic females increases in Korea, we know who to blame.

Cooking

Lately I’ve really been into cooking.

I’ve been making my own fried eggs in the morning for breakfast, frying sandwhich meat on the stove to eat with the eggs, making pancakes, cakes, etc. Although most of these foods are the instant mix kind (well, the cakes and pancakes I mean), I like looking up recipes online to help improve the food.

Like with pancakes, adding blueberries or bananas adds an extra YUM.

With chocolate cake, I found this tip that substituting water with coffee in a chocolate cake mix makes it taste better (I tried that and it was sooo delicious!).

I made a pinapple upside down cake today, but it was nothing special. Basically just followed the box instructions and since the cake mix had a pinapple scent to it already, it tasted like the usual instant mix pinapple upside down cake.

I bought some flour and will plan to make my own cakes from scratch! Wish me luck ~

I want to be able to make and decorate my own cake one day ^^

Especially since my mom bought me this mechanical cake pen that’s really cool ~

Jellyhearts

OMG, don’t these look so yummy and cute?!

I want to learn how to make!! Especially since Valentine’s Day is nearing ♥

Here’s recipe that I found that I might try out:

Jelly  Hearts

Number of serving: 8

Preparation time: 30 Minute(s)

Cook time: 6 Hour(s)

Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:

Base
320g digestive biscuits
160g melted butter

Filling
250g cream cheese
2 1/4 tsp gelatine powder
70g sugar
150ml hot water
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
20 medium sized strawberries

Topping (Jelly)
1 packet (170g) strawberry flavoured Jell’o
1 1/2 cups hot watr
1 1/2 cold water

Preparation:Base
1. Crush biscuits and stir in melted butter

2. Divide and press onto the base of the try. Chill for 15mins or until needed.

3. Prick base with the back of a skewer (I used a fork) before pouring in the filling.

Filling

1. Using a small heart shaped cutter (1″) and cut hearts out of the strawberry halves.Place on a plate lined with paper towel.(Can save the rest for a smoothie!)

2. Place gelatine and sugar in a bowl.
Pour boiling water over and stir until gelatine has dissolved.
If it doesn’t dissolve completely, place this bowl over a bigger bowl filled with boiling hot water.

3. Cream the cream cheese and vanilla essence together.
Add the gelatine syrup gradually and cream until smooth.Pour into tray(s).

4. Place 20 hearts on each try, partially submerged in the cheese.
(I refrigerate the cream cheese for 15 mins before submerging the strawberries.
Just so they don’t sink in all the way).
Refrigerate until firm about 2 hours.

Topping

1. Dissolve Jell’O in boiling water. Add cold water and stir well.

2. Cool completely before pouring over the cheese filling.(Try and pour really slowly and over the strawberries instead of the cheese so that the jelly stays clear)

3. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.

ENJOY! (:

(Credit: Taken from http://en.petitchef.com/recipes/jelly-hearts-fid-440291)

소녀시대’s Oh!

When I first heard the song, I totally fell in love with it!

It’s cute, quirky, and just so catchy.

I love the outfits too, though Tiffany and some other member’s 70s-themed styles I didn’t really like.

Oh well, everything else makes up for that ^^

It’s too bad my mommy doesn’t like the song. I was humming it and my mom got interested in knowing about the song, but then she and my brother were like, “The song sucks.”

But I don’t care because I love the song and that’s all that matters to me. I’ll be awaiting for their comeback stage tonight ~ !!!!

Realization

I just realized I had this blog for about a year.

DANG O_O

I never thought I could keep up a blog for that long! Too bad I barely posted within the year >.>

I’ll try posting more often, I promise!!

Heh, after all these depressing posts I’ll finally post a happy one, because I feel happy now!

I finished exams, and although I probably didn’t do as good as I’d like on some, at least they’re done and over with.

I wanna go out and PARTY to celebrate the week being over, but everyone had plans T-T

Even my own family isn’t planning to go anywhere this weekend. Am I cursed to be stuck at home for my three day weekend? T^T

Oh well, off to try to update/change the layout because I’ve had it for too long and am in need for more bright, happier colors than the plain, neutral colors my layout has had XP

Tears…

Everytime I read about this, I can’t stop the tears from falling down.

http://www.allkpop.com/2009/11/lee_kwang_kis_son_passes_away

It’s heart-wrenching, I can’t imagine having to bury my own child.

This probably especially affects me since I have a seven year old brother, so somehow I can relate. If something ever happened to him…I’d probably want to die.

If I feel this much pain as a sister, I can’t imagine the pain of a parent…

I’m tearing up again.

Another Point of View

Seeing the world in another point of view is just so frightening, because you never know what side of that view you might be seeing/are on.

A few years ago, my uncle did something bad. Bad enough to get him sent to jail for awhile.

It wasn’t murder or rape or anything, but it was bad enough to last a year, or maybe more? It had something to do when he was drunk and possibly something with sexual harassment, I don’t really know much details because its still a senstive topic that isn’t discussed in the open much. 

Nonetheless, I know my uncle as a great, wonderful man who just doesn’t have that great of luck and I’d like to think this applies to that.

Anyways, because of this incident, his wife left him and he isn’t allowed to see his toddler daughter and son. His wife was pregnant with his son while he was in prison, so he’s never seen his son’s face before.

His daughter used to ask where her father is, and her  mother would lie and tell her that daddy’s gone to a far away place.

Since she’s young, she’ll probably forget about him. Though it wouldn’t be a surprise when she gets older, she’ll start questioning why she doesn’t have a dad.

His wife doesn’t want him seeing the children because she says it’ll “confuse the kids.”

I guess I could understand. I mean, if I was a wife and mother with a daughter and pregnant with another child and found out my husband ‘dishonored’ the family, causing great shame, I’d probably not want to see him or let him see our children after he got out of prison.

But my uncle lives with us and I can see he lives with great guilt and pain. I’m sure if he could go back in time he would have never done what he did. He smiles and jokes around, but times are still hard for him. After serving his term, he lost his job as an actor. He wasn’t famous or anything, but he was building his way up to a great career and with this incident, that all went down the drain. Now he’s acting again, but he isn’t getting as many job offers as he had before.

So because of this, my mom, being a caring sister, decided to let him live with us as long as he does the best he can to earn money so he can bring himself back to his feet and have a fresh, new start.

It’s been 6 months or so since he’s lived with us, but because of one mistake, his life was changed.

He lost his wife, children, family, and career.

But the main reason I wrote this is because, answer this honestly, if you were in this woman’s place, would you forbid any contact between your husband and his kids?

Before, I know I would have been like “HECK YEAH, I wouldn’t let no man of mine who went to prison for sexual harassment to ANOTHER WOMAN see my children!” but having this actually happen to my uncle and seeing his response, I have mixed responses. I mean, from my uncle’s view I can’t help but feel bad and I know he deserves to see his kids, he’s not a cruel or mean man. But seeing it from the ex’s view, I can understand why she doesn’t want him to see his kids.

I hope this never happens to me.