Tuesday, November 09, 2004

US Makes Full Attack on Falluja...

This is a political commentary, so for those of you who are enamored by Bush and his stuttering, please do not continue.

As many of you have noticed, the conflict in the Middle East was at a stand-still during the weeks prior to the 2004 elections. "Why?" you may ask. Well, although I am no political expert, the reasons only seem simple enough. The situation in Iraq has always been controversial, and while running for office again, Bush couldn't continue doing what he's been doing for the past four years - the wrong thing. However, soon after winning the elections, I found it rather coincidental - and although very precedented, still disturbing - that we were in position to continue our selective genocide of the Iraqi people. The New York Times reported on November 4th that our troops were in position all around Falluja, ready to go in and kill everyone who resisted the great unpartisan policeman of the world - the United States. This is our way of assisting the Iraqi people, by killing all those opposed to the American opinion of "freedom," "liberty," "democracy," and oil for the US. One of the generals on site was quoted saying that they would kill anyone who did not surrender. In short, this was not a mission of mercy or rescue. It was a mission of Bush telling the world that you're either with us, or on the list to be "no longer with us" - in other words "dead." When did we revert back to the Middle Ages where might was right? When, in the age of information and technology, littered with scientific discovery, life changing ideas, and never before seen wealth and luxury, did we agree to let the ignorant, stubborn, and inarticulate lead the most powerful nation in the world? The world is an elementary school playground, and the US is the bully with a thyroid problem and premature growth hormone release. The rest of the world will sit idly by, murmering in secret that our actions are unjust, but afraid to stand up should they be the next to have their lunch money taken. We are in an age of cowardice, where economic trade agreements and self preservation are more important than the lives of others and democracy in its true form. We are in an age of hypocracy, where only the strong should have weapons, food, and a choice in how they live. We are in an age of ignorance, an age of human baseness... we are in an age, of Bush.

Monday, November 08, 2004

Personality tests...

While perusing around the xanga world - something I haven't done in a long while, mind you - I stumbled upon a personality test. Personality tests have always fascinated me. They're perfectly ambiguous enough to fit most human characteristics of pettiness, power, insecurity, and self assurance. I thought this one was particularly amusing, as it labled me as "a Player". However, having recently been called a womanizer by one of my friends in MCB section, and her roommate who said I was such within 30 seconds (literally) of meeting me, I've decided perhaps maybe I am. I mean my long history of girlfriends (none) and one night stands (none) all point to that conclusion, don't you think? In any case, here's the diagnosis that was given:

eXpressive: 6/10 Practical: 5/10 Physical: 6/10 Giver: 4/10

You are a XPYT--Expressive Practical Physical Taker. This makes you a Player.You are clever, sexy and sexually oriented. You know what you want and how to get it. You command attention in a room of strangers, as your charisma, your personality and your spending habits are all oriented toward making an impression on your target sex. You pay attention to details. You reel people in easily, but have a harder time keeping them around since you are just as demanding in a long term relationship as you are on a night out. Combine your demanding nature with the fact that you're hard to keep up with and easily bored, and you get a recipe for problems with fidelity. In a conflict, you're brutal -- you know how to unleash one cutting remark that turns a normal fight into a brawl or a breakup. Your general attitude is you just don't have time for fighting -- if you feel like your current partner doesn't understand you, you know you can find another one. You may see yourself in a parent and dislike his/her choices, so you want to avoid them for yourself. You feel confined by social pressures, both to pair up and stay paired. It will (and should) take you years to settle (and for you, it may really feel like you're settling).

Please use a condom. [HAHAHAHA. Funny.]

Of the 149574 people who have taken this quiz, 7.9 % are this type.

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Friday, November 05, 2004

My first white hair...

My housemate so kindly pointed out a white hair yesterday. She then, without hesitation, decided to pluck it from my scalp so I could see the glaringly obvious signs of my old age. Quite frankly I read it as an act of outrageous envy, as this was my first one (I don't count the random one I thought I found in first grade) while she has enough on her head to weave a small basket. Suffice it to say, to stare my old age so keenly in the eye was depressing.

My name is Won Kim. I am 22 years old. And I am dying.

Thursday, November 04, 2004

I have returned...

With most of the industrialized world laughing at the United States after another embarrassment of politics, which took place November 2nd 2004, I have decided that I will be silenced by the obscure and infinitely consuming depths of premed life no more - I shall be heard.


About Me

I'm a quixotic idealist that's readjusting to the reality of the world around him. An aesthetic at heart, willing to not shower a week at a time to go camping, exploring, hiking, etc. I love food, poker, and anything that can be turned into a competition.