Thursday, 2 July 2009

I've Moved!!!!! (Blogs that is....)

I know I said in a previous post that I would write more often than before, and I have...just not on here. I've thought about this for a while, but I decided to change blogs. Same name, same views and opinions, just on a different blog. I'm now using Wordpress instead of Blogspot, I felt like a change...meaning all my latest posts will appear on there and not here; so feel free to go on here if you want, but it won't be updated anymore.

Here's the link to my new[ish] blog

Saturday, 9 May 2009

If You Can't Take The Heat...Get Out Of The Kitchen

Outside of general comments (good and bad) about my blog, I've even had people telling me what to do with it.

What I don't get is why people keep thinking they can tell me what I can and can't write on here....It's all "you should do this" or "you should change that" or "you shouldn't have said that"....who do they think they are my mother?!

Lets get one thing straight to the people who have said or think those things about me, I don't care if you don't like what's on here, I don't care if it ticks you off... and I definitely don't care if you think I'm being too harsh, because it's MY OPINION.
If I chose to listen to you and I did all the things you told me to, I wouldn't end up being myself on here because I'd be too caught up in what you think and trying to say things that suit you!

If you don't like what I say on here, then don't go on this blog anymore, especially if you know it'll annoy you. It's as stupid as me going on the Klu Klux Klan website. I know that the things being said on there are going to upset or offend me in some way; and because of this, I won't go on it...there'd be no logic in that if I did!

While I appreciate comments on this blog, there's a difference between sharing an opinion about things and saying things should be changed just to suit you as a if you know you are one of those people, do me a favor and make this the last time you go on here, because I really don't want to deal with your constant bitching about it.

It's Been A While...

Alright I admit, it's been ages since the last time I frequently wrote on this blog; and because of this, I've had people asking me a few questions about it and it's I thought I'd clear some of them up.

So did you make this blog just to blast people at your school?
Lol definitely not.
As much as I don't like some people or groups at the school, they're not that special for me to make a blog just about them (thier ego's are big enough).
That's what RHI did (the blog about "gossip" in my school).
And we all know how long that lasted for....

Did you make this blog just to get more attention at school?
Whether people in my school read this or not is their choice. I made this blog so I could write down my views/opinions and share it with other people, not just those who attend my school.

Do you still write on Billie Walker?
(as you can see by this post) yes I still write on here.
To be honest, I've gotten alot more school work etc. these days =S, meaning that I haven't had as much time to write things on here as I'd want. Despite this, I'm still going to try and write on here at least 2-3 times a week; as there are alot of things I want to write about, I just haven't had the time :S...

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Until It Happens To You...

I've realised that people these days (when solving their friends problems), act in a way that makes them think they can help the person, when they know they can't because of certain experiences that they have (or haven't) had, and I've come across them myself. Here's some things that they really shouldn't do (add the title of this post in front of each sentence)

...Don't make any pre judgments about the person
, because you probably don't know the whole story (you may know alot or more than others, but it's still not every little detail)

...Don't try and give them advice (the last thing they want is someone telling them what they should do), unless they specifically asked for your help. If they're not asking for it, then there's a big chance that they don't want any from you

...Don't give them crappy, useless advice that you KNOW won't work if they do ask you for it

...Don't LIE and convince the person (or even yourself) that you know about what they're going through when in the back of your mind you really wouldn't know, because you've never experienced anything like that yourself

...Don't make it your priority to try and fix things for them. Sometimes it's best just to let the person deal with it themselves rather than with others; because when others do get themselves involved, it has the potential to make things worse instead of better - a problem shared isn't always a problem halved

...Just LISTEN to the person!! Sometimes, people don't want their friends advice or personal judgements, they just want someone to talk to about it without the other person saying much back

Monday, 16 February 2009

There's More To It Than That

A lot of people think I dislike Abercrombie & Fitch because it's American when that's not the case. Think about it, if it was just because it was American, then I wouldn't own or like a lot of the things I have now. 

I don't even have anything against Americans, I don't hate them, I don't think badly of them and I definitely don't look down on them; there's just some things about the American culture, lifestyle that I don't like or agree with, yet that applies to almost every other country/continent out there; there's aspects I don't like about France, Britain, China...and even Switzerland!! The list goes on. So for those who think I have some grudge against Americans...well you're wrong because I don't. Maybe you've chosen to only look at my posts on Americans etc. and nothing else; but then, that's your problem not mine. I suggest you be more open in your options when you choose to read posts on here in the future....

I just wanted to clear that up, but anyway, back to the point. 

Abercrombie is one of those "aspects" I don't like about American culture/lifestyle.

Below are some examples of Abercrombie models
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Correct me if I'm wrong...but isn't Abercrombie & Fitch a CLOTHING company?! I don't see the models above wearing as much as a necklace...

Oh's a few

Even then, it's just a pair of jeans, so does that even count?!
The aim of a company is MEANT to be to advertise their product(s) to the consumer, but the most these models have pictured above are just some jeans and a scarf between them! 

While it's true that "sex sells", I think this is taking it a bit too far.
These ads may be alright for a Calvin Klein fragrance...but Abercrombie sell clothes, clothes that should be shown more often to their audience. After all, it IS possible for such a company to show the consumer more variations of the product (i.e with clothes on) while still promoting "sex appeal" 

Some of you girls reading this may like these adverts shown above...but are you thinking about what this could tell someone? 
Are you thinking about how it could make average men insecure about themselves? 
Are you thinking about how such ads are making society question what masculinity actually is, in the same way certain ads make society question what beauty is for women? 
Are you thinking about how could negatively impact continents outside of Europe and North America by undermining their cultural values?! 

The answer is no. The truth is, you're probably just focusing on their appearance and how "hot" they look. The truth is, when looking at such advertisments, you don't think about how it can corrupt people and make them want to change into something they'll probably never be. You don't think about how it can lead to some men (even young boys) putting themselves at risk and drastically putting themselves in danger, just to get like these men you desire. 

And for the boys looking at these ads who own a lot of Abercrombie...or perhaps look a bit like or have similar features to these models, you probably think you're great don't you? You're probably think, because you could (note that I said could) be mistaken for one of these models by SOME , that you're one of the best things to step foot on this earth and that any girl must be crazy NOT to be in love with you right? 
Well let me bring you back to reality; not every girl out there is that shallow; a lot of girls want someone who isn't a self centered prat who'd choke on their ego if their not careful enough...they want someone who actually has a personality behind all those "good looks". I wonder if you tick that box...(surprise me and say you do :|)

I'm not saying this out of anger or spite, I'm saying it based on what I've seen people act like with my own two eyes. Whether it's in school, on the streets...or even in America itself (not that much though, more in CH)

Like I said before, there's more to my disliking of Abercrombie than people think. 
I admit, I've said I hated it a few times, but that's more to do with my hate of it's representation than the actual clothes themselves. So I should really say I hate how Abercrombie portrays male stereotypes, how it's lack of showing it's products doesn't stop it from being as popular as a company that does such as Gap of H&M, how it makes people think that they need to have it, and if they don't....then there's something wrong with them, how it can make some people care about nothing but labels, how it has clones of these models in their shops as nothing but objects for women and girls to pose with, and also how it has to potential to turn certain people into stuck up materialistic prats who look down on almost anyone who doesn't own it (trust me, I've experienced that last one quite a bit)

....I really hope some of you think about the things I mentioned the next time you find yourself looking at one of these ads, or the next time you even see someone wearing it, whether it's a friend, a stranger on the street...or even yourself.

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Obama In The House!!!

This t-shirt says it all really....
I know he was officially President on the 21st, but this is the first time I've had access to a computer in about a week....
...But I have this t shirt :D, if you want one of your own click here
And here's his inauguration speech for anyone who wants to watch it (it comes in two parts):

Friday, 2 January 2009

It's 2009 Already?!

It's amazing how quickly 2008 went. It doesn't seem that long ago when I was celebrating the fact that it was HERE...and before I know it, it's now 2009!
Quite a few things happened in 2008; there was the Olympics in Beijing, Obama made history after begin elected, and this blog began :) (if to name a few).
Generally, I felt this was a good year for me (well compared to last year anyway). It may not have been great all around....but oh well, could have been worse :/.
I don't know why but I have a feeling about this year, something tells me it's going to be one of the best years yet...

Anyway, I know I'm a day off =S, but HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Have a good one ;)