Remember, back in the day, when IE was our only choice? Since…what were the names of the other browsers?
I am so glad those days are behind us.
Downs syndrome, according to Wikipedia, is “caused by the presence of all or part of an extra 21st chromosome.” Another definition may be “it’s a disease that tests unconditional love.” One of the greatest fears any parent may have is to have an “abnormal baby,” and faced with the knowledge available via our advanced technology that your baby could have Downs, what would you do? Apparently, 91-93% diagnosed Down syndrome pregnancies were terminated in the UK and Europe, 80-90% in the U.S.
Is it immoral to terminate a pregnancy due to diagnosed diseases or is it “immoral to subject a child to the kind of suffering he or she would have to endure?” Is the latter just an excuse to write off the guilt? Whether you’re religious, irreligious, conservative, or progressive, the numbers probably show that people across all spectrum of beliefs make the same choice.
The first time that I visited Beijing, I ate Peking duck for lunch and dinner for four days in a row. I probably drove my dad crazy, but the duck, wrapped in spring rolls with some celery and a dollop of plum sauce, was just too freaking delicious. Cutting up the duck into precise pieces in rapid fashion also seemed to be an art.
Oh how I long for Peking duck…
Jesus Camp…one of the most disturbing movies I have ever seen.
“Had it been in the testament, Harry Potter would’ve been put to death.”
The weather has been fabulous and it makes me more active. This week, I…
1. Walked to school twice-it took about 30-40 minutes
2. Played badminton-I signed up for a badminton tournament happening next weekend and practiced with Yang. It was surprising that running around in a little area could make you so tired. I suck, but it’s still fun to play!
3. Went “swimming” twice this week with CC-I also suck at this, lol. Ran into one of my classmates though and he’s been helpful in teaching me. Making (slow) progress…
The three physical activities above incorporate things that I enjoy: Nature, distractions, companionship, and learning something I don’t know how to do. I need more of this in my life! I really liked biking on the Olentangy Trail in Columbus because it also incorporated all of these factors without being overly taxing. When I enjoy the activity, I actually take pleasure in the mild soreness that comes with being active. :)
If you had a choice between being the tallest or the shortest person in the world, which would you rather be?
3. I’ve come to realize that when I’m driving…I rely too much on my GPS. Although, my directional sense has never been great and without my GPS I would be crying on the side of some twisted Pittsburgh street.
I think the tagged meme would be more manageable if I answered the questions separately when I am bored or need a break. :)
1. I’ve come to realize that my chest-size…is appreciated by certain people. ;) The only times I may feel self-conscious about my chest is when I go shopping for bras or a low cut shirt. Bra-shopping is often a difficult task at Victoria’s Secret. They had a line called Intimissimi that I really liked, but supposedly discontinued? Bah.
2. I’ve come to realize that my (first) job…probably will not be something I like, per say.