First off, I didn't see the Academy Awards in its entirety. Secondly, after hearing E's roundtable Fashion dish commenting on what & who the stars were wearing, I wasn't too enthused about sitting through another night of of Hollywood self-admiration, glitz and glamor.
Okay, love watching movies and celebrities who can step outside of themselves in making their characterizations believable; Johnny Depp, Al Pacino, Denzel Washington- Meryl Streep and Viola Davis-to name a few.
The legend started in the World War II where young Japanese soldiers would give their second buttons from their uniforms to their loved one for keepsakes. This custom is being practiced as we speak in Japan still. Most boys when they graduated from middle or high school have their 2nd button from their uniforms spoken for. In the case where more than one girls would ask for it, then he would give the 2nd button to the girl that he likes the most and the rest of the buttons to the others girls.
Seriously. Watch this. It's pretty long. I was about to advise you not to watch the entire video but there's no need. It's so incredibly racist and hateful that I doubt most people could make it halfway. Warning: HIGHLY OFFENSIVE & SENSITIVE LANGUAGE
http://guamgoddessintraining.blogspot.com/2012/02/me-chelu-doing-what-i-love-and-loving.html I am from Guam. I'm Chamorro. I write books....and I'm proud to be a part of the non-profit organization, CHE'LU, who is putting on our 3rd annual Chamorro Cultural Festival in San Diego. http://chelusd.org/My group, Guam Books and Beads.
My daughter recently renewed her interest in science during her 8th grade class study of space and the universe. While looking online to find articles and videos that I thought may augment her learning, I came across today’s Wednesday's Woman. She is also featured in the January/February issue of New Moon Girls, my favorite periodical devoted to and written for tween girls. This week's
Viola Davis is certainly getting a lot of attention because of her award nominating performance in The Help, which I'm still not boycotting. But over at Time, Touré questions whether The Help is The Most Loathsome Movie in America? My gut level reaction is still how bad can it be. It can't be the most loathsome movie in America if Davis has her hands full with best actress nominations.
There was no electricity & no one wastes petrol running the gen at night. Banana palm leaves as large as elephant's ears wave noiselessly from the neighbor's yard. The breeze puffs the edges of gauzy curtains. Devoid of the incessant background electrical hum & empty of any light but the dim glow of a cloud-scattered moon, softness was all that was left.
On a daily basis our lives course from one circumstance to another, injecting our energies into environments where we belong, escape to work in. We come cross a populace; some who we entertain with slight smiles and brief attention. Others flow in whom we may never notice out of habit, or just blatant unawareness. Many are even our ‘close’ family members who we ingest superficially by choice or lovingly by consciousness.
As a young Black woman, I heard two messages this summer regarding The Help: Go see it! or Boycott that shit! What to do…what did I do? Well, I do what I always do. No matter what other people tell me to do. I didn’t go at all. I never go to the theatre.
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