Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Koreans Don't Hate Us Yet - Let's Fix It!

I'm writing this in light of the news about the Korean tourist who was arrested and physically abused by the Greek police recently. In case you haven't gotten wind of it yet, here is some initial information.

On the 24th one of our citizens logged on to a famous internet portal site and posted the outrageous story of his trip to Greece on the 14th, where he suffered a beating delivered by multiple police officers because he, fearing that they might be imposters, had asked to see their identification after they had stopped him to ask about his travel bag. He wrote that he firmly intends to stay in Greece until the officers who attacked him, and their superiors, are punished.

Here is the full article on that. Potential updates to follow at the end of my post.

Now, there are a few things I'd like to comment on here. The first and obvious one is that these cops (or possible members of the 'Golden Dawn' fascist party who work with the cops) are major dicks. I think that's pretty clear. But what most people abroad might not have realized yet, is that part of our police force is acting like a junta in Greece right now. People don't have control. Voting is probably manipulated, if not staged. The police and army can do anything they want and so can our politicians, since no one can stop them. Just like pretty much anywhere in the world, as much as you'd like to deny it.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

News and Re-evaluating the Review System

Me, during these last few months. Well, more so than usual.

I've been thinking, the movie rating system I have is crap. Oh, I mean that I am "reassessing the need for a numeric rating system". In plain terms? I hate scores and numbers. It's impossible to rate entertainment, because it's simply very subjective.

While the numbers I give movies here are my own personal rating based on my own likes and dislikes, a number is easy to generalize. So, since I don't want anyone to go all "But you gave this an 8 and it sucked" on me, I am taking down the ratings.

From now on, I'll give an opinion for the movies in their reviews, as I've been doing so far, but without numbers. For those I don't review, check their info, many opinions and decide yourselves.

In other news, I am thinking of redesigning the site sometime soon. You'd think with my mood and much schoolwork to do, I'd try and do less here, but finding my blogging mood again might fix this hellish slump I've fallen into and help with the rest.

Will keep working on those movie lists then. Expect the numbers to be gone soon and new movies I have watched will also be added, as will the rest of the list as well.

Considering my moodswings and coming-and-going motivation and will for anything, take this with a grain of salt, but I do feel like I'm up for some posting again. At least for a while. Let's see how this goes.

Korean Blogathon 2012 - Roundup Post

Yes, I am aware of how terribly late this is, but here it is:

All my posts for the Korean Blogathon 2012.

Post 1

Post 2

Post 3

Post 4

Post 5

Post 6

Monday, October 1, 2012

Another Stressful Winter Ahead

Pretty much me right now
Pretty much my emotional and mental state right now.

Oh hi. You might remember me. I am the owner of this blog. If you've been checking out my Twitter feed or following me there, you might even know I'm not dead yet.

Describing my days and mood over the last few months might push me into a nervous breakdown, so I won't do it. I am half-kidding, of course. As usual. Some minor health problems the treatment of which is taking too long, very bad mood, pressed financial situation and the need to start my thesis without any will or motivation to do so have pretty much left me dead inside at this point.

My new hobby has been finding pretty homes in Finland, through real-estate listings. I chose the ones I like, save their pictures and try to find my happy place by imagining I'll win the lottery and get one. I've played some games, watched some dramas and have not left the house, save for when it was absolutely necessary.

So, you might now be zoning into the fact that I have been too depressed, stressed and generally lifeless to post at my blog. I have things to say. Oooh, plenty. But I'll be making more scarce posts from now on and until I can get my thesis going. I need to prioritize that, of course. So, now all I need is to start that, since I really can barely drag my sorry ass across the house for my basic needs.

But I'll be back, once in a while, to post things. I'll keep updating my movies' list and gather them Blogathon posts. Also do a roundup review of the dramas I watched and posted about a while back. So, be seeing you around.

To the kyaagirls who have cursed me: May your "bias" find a wonderful girlfriend soon and tell you all he hates you for being such clingy bitches. That's the best curse I can give you. So, suffer well. Lotsa hugs. Ori. ♥

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