Friday, January 20, 2012

Bossk, the Underdog

Today, I visited my friend, an enthusiast of Lego, at his natural habitat, the Lego Store.
I gave him a long overdue visit after his numerous requests to visit his workplace, and it was not a regrettable decision. There was a plethora of bricks and minifigure parts for one to assemble any creation he or she so desired to make, for the right price, of course.

At the front of the cash register, there was a variety of keychains on sale, generally going for $5. Ones of lesser popularity were sold at cheaper prices, including a Bossk keychain, for less than $2.

I knew Bossk to be an associate of Boba Fett, being a rival and on occasions a partner to his fellow bounty hunter.

For some strange reason, I felt pity for the fictional character that his importance in the Star Wars universe would go unnoticed, and at the end, I purchased one.

It was not a regrettable decision. Despite the fact that I have no use for a key chain other than the one attached to my wallet, it now sits on top of my desk, plotting a way to finally best his rival in crime. Overall, the experience was an interesting way to start the weekend.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

It is Cold in November

This post was written in November for a school newspaper, regarding the Occupy Toronto movement. Readers will be indifferent to know that the article was completely unbiased towards either side of the movement.

Occupy Toronto is a peaceful demonstration protesting against economic inequality, based on the Occupy Wall Street movement. (Can you guess where that is?) It began in the middle of October, near Bay Street, before protesters moved to St. James Park and set up camp. Aside from minor inconveniences, the police and the rest of the world have been fairly tolerant.

So far, only two people were arrested in Toronto, one for trespassing, and the other for undisclosed reasons. In terms of protests, there was no commotion in Canada, until quite recently. Mayor Rob Ford had expressed his concerns regarding the ongoing occupation of the park, stating that “it is time that we ask them to move”, and that he was formulating a plan regarding the occupation.

Meanwhile, in Vancouver, the death of a protester has resulted in the city’s attempts to dismantle the encampment, and in London, Ontario, tents were forcibly removed by the police, returning Victoria Park to its tranquil state once more. Currently, the commotion in St. James Park seems to be dying out as well, with some protesters relocating to Queen’s Park.

The time and manner of Rob Ford’s promise is an enigma that only time will tell. Remember to dress warmly!

Great Revival: 2012

After ten months of deep meditation and training in the Korean mountains, I have at last returned to spread the good news! If you believe, you can achieve! If everyone believes in me, that I will be able to write amazing blogs on a regular basis once again, then I will achieve! Let us look towards a bright future and the year 2012!