I Want To Be Close To You

Is that creepy? I hope so because creepy is what I do.

I just wanted to update a little sumthin sumthin cause I know y’all miss me, and I for damn sure miss y’all too. I’ve been away for so long that wordpress has updated it’s UI and it scares me. What do all these buttons do??

I’ve come here today to share with you some cool videos I found and to promise that there will be updates soon, since I’ve got nothing else going on in my life. I’ve even got a few lined up already! I’m no longer working crazy hours, but that also means I’m not making as much money, which my spending habits (aka my eating habits) have had to adapt. ANYWAY. Enough woe and despair.

I’ve been really feeling these kinds of videos where the audio effects are human videos! I saw some a few weeks ago, and I thought they were just the cutest thing. Of course, going back I couldn’t find the ones I watched, but here are a couple that I enjoyed anyway. :)



And of course, Who’s Line. I was watching a string of Who’s Line clips a few years back at 3am when this scene just clinched it and sent me tumbling from my chair onto the floor with tears streaming down my face. In a good way, of course.

And Who’s Line, once you get in, you can’t get out. While looking for the above clip, I found another one of a game of Sound Effects that had my parents get up from their room to check if I was okay. I write this with my face in my pillow drenched with tears.

And another. Don’t click the video to get to the youtube page to see the suggested videos. You’ll never get out.



Now, I always knew that North Vietnam was the Commie (offensive?) side of Vietnam. Way back when, Vietnam became a colony of the French, which is why a lot of Vietnamese words do take root in French words. It’s like a bunch of fobs butchered the French language and out came Vietnamese. HA! From what I know, Vietnamese was very closely related with Chinese, but the French came in and our language evolved. Very loosely.

Communism came about when the Vietnamese decided to overthrow the French colonization, and after years of struggle, the Vietnam war came about. The American’s are all up in it because they came in, allied with the French during the war, which is what all those war movies are about, ie Full Metal Jacket and Apocalypse Now.

Anyway, Ho Chi Minh, which all Viet people call by Uncle or Uncle Ho, was the leader of the Communist party in Vietnam that overthrew French Rule. Now, I knew all this background, but I never really thought about how prevalent it is in a communist society, and going back to Vietnam, I can’t believe I’d never seen it before. Back in the day, before any of my family had immigrated to Canada, my grandfather owned a small bus business, where he started off owning half a bus, and eventually came to own two busses. They were rather well off (more so than people in the villages, ie my mother), but when communism came about, my grandfather, basically lost everything and went from being the big boss to just a regular mechanic, in his own company! I think the government took the business away from him, or something.

Last time I was in Vietnam, I was only 13 or so, so I wouldn’t have noticed everything. But here’s a collection of photos of communism posters that I find really aesthetically and historically intriguing. Culture shock, for real.

T-Minus 12 Hours!

That is the amount of time till my flight and I still haven’t finished packing. To make matters worse, this is what just arrived in the mail:

So exciting to read them! I’m probably going to bring the third one to Vietnam along with some fiction too. I’ve got a bunch of clothes to weight, a house to clean, and some other things to do. Oh no, I’ve got to find my camera charger. And what am I doing instead of all of that? Writing this blog. Oh yes, priorities.

I actually don’t know what else to write except for that little update and the next time you hear from me, I’ll be half-way across the world. Woot woot. Excited. Food. Weather [screw cold-ass Canada]. Carefree-ness. Life is good.