Sunday, August 31, 2014

On The Road: First Pictures of the School (Under Construction)

These were my first pictures of the school from August 3rd.
Grassy field (I'd call it a "quad" but it's not rectangular).

Theater and academic building

Sports building, res hall, theater

The "quad" from the top of the athletic building.

BBQ Night

Sunday, August 17, 2014

On The Road: Wandering around

Below you will find some pictures from wandering around the Lido (hotel) area.

Indoor jungle gym at the mall.

Warm milk? At the mall.

I found a Transformer but no Power Rangers at the mall. 
Coffee shop with a cute bistro.
Bus to school
Bra shop... probably frequented by Bob Loblaw Law Blog

Otis, the old man from my elevator back home, is here too! 

At Jenny Wongs... you'll have to ask to know the full story.

My meal that cost me $2.26 USD.

Rusted over art on the "water front."

Street signs.

Went to a market.

All this stuff inside the market.

Just a few eggs at the market.

"River" front.

Getting to the market.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Epic Battle of Epicness: Round 1: Bayside: Mickey Mouse v. Freddy Krueger

Name: Mickey Mouse
A.K.A.: -
Hometown: Disneyland
Known For: Making millions of people happy.
Strength: Being cute
Weakness: Not too smart
Wins: - 


Name: Freddy Krueger
A.K.A.:  -
Hometown: Springwood
Known For: Killing teens in their sleep
Strength: Knows your every weakness
Weakness: Once you stop believing in him, he no longer has power.
Wins: - 

Mickey Mouse is a great character, he is happy-go-lucky and never wants to hurt anyone. He is the mascot of a multi-million dollar, international company, with the forces that come with it behind him. Freddy Krueger is the "son of a hundred maniacs" and is a child killer. His no-holds bar fighting technique guarantees that Freddy would take down the mouse in just a few seconds. But Mickey is the "final girl" and the only surviving character because of his innocence and his ability to turn dreams into wishes. 

Conclusion: Mickey Mouse v Freddy Krueger

Epic Battle of Epicness: Round 1: Bayside: Buffy Summers v. Sabrina Spellman

Name: Buffy Summers
A.K.A.: The Slayer; The Chosen One
Hometown: Sunnydale
Known For: Dyeing, twice
Strength: Super strong, super flexible, prophetic dreams
Weakness: Snogging with vampires and caring too much about her friends
Wins: - 


Name: Sabrina Spellman
A.K.A.: -
Hometown: Westbridge
Known For: Using magic to solve problems
Strength: Great friend
Weakness: Always uses magic to solve problems
Wins: - 

Buffy Summers is the longest active slayer in history. Her friends are one of her greatest weapons, but she does have a soft spot for souled vampires and she never hurts humans (at least never chooses to). Sabrina is a walking mistake, she has great friends, but does rotten things to them, usually by mistake because she uses magic to solve her problems, then once doing things the mortal way, she can make them right. We've already seen Buffy v. a witch - twice. When it was her friend, she tried not to hurt her, but when it was a monster of the week, Buffy took her down. Buffy wins, unless Sabrina can charm her with her quirkiness to befriend her. Buffy wins.

Conclusion: Buffy Summers v Sabrina Spellman

Epic Battle of Epicness: Round 1: Magic Kingdom: Tommy Oliver v. Katniss Everdeen

Name: Tommy Oliver

A.K.A.: Green Ranger, White Ranger, Red Zeo Ranger, Red Turbo Ranger, Black Dino Thunder Ranger
Hometown: Angel Grove, California
Known For:  Being the epic 6th ranger
Strength: Leadership and martial arts
Weakness: Late, a bit headstrong
Wins: - 


Name: Katniss Everdeen
A.K.A.: The Girl on Fire
Hometown: District 12
Known For: Causing a rebellion
Strength: Hunting
Weakness: Emotionless
Wins: - 

Tommy was the hero of our collective childhood, he was evil, had an awesome zord, was good, lost his powers, came back again and we loved him. But he could only just barely outsmart or outfight his main opponent. Katniss is great at archery and has no problem killing a person, but it does eventually drive her mad. In a fight to the death, Tommy, as a power ranger, has much more arsenal at his disposal and could take her down, but he wouldn't kill a human. Katniss, beaten to a bloody pulp, would muster the strength to take Tommy out.

Conclusion: Tommy v. Katniss

Epic Battle of Epicness: Round 1: Hogwarts: Carl Grimes v. Elphaba Throppe

Name: Carl Grimes
A.K.A.: -
Hometown: Zombie Infested Georgia
Known For: Wandering off
Strength: Cares a lot for his father
Weakness: Aging quicker than time allows
Wins: - 


Name: Elphaba Throppe
A.K.A.: The Wicked Witch of the West
Hometown: Quadling Country, Oz
Known For: Being green
Strength: Can read a special magic book
Weakness: Spells go wrong
Wins: - 

Carl is a playful child for most of his tenure on Walking Dead, and makes careless mistakes that causes trouble for all of the people in his "family." Elphaba also makes careless mistakes, but does them to take down a wizard. In a fight to the death, unless he has a bucket of water handy, this round goes to Elphaba.

Conclusion: Carl v. Elphaba

Epic Battle of Epicness: Round 1: Metropolis: Kermit the Frog v. Fa Mulan

Name: Kermit the Frog
A.K.A.: -
Hometown: Hollywood
Known For: Being green
Strength: Very friendly
Weakness: Short temper
Wins: - 


Name: Fa Mulan
A.K.A.: Ping
Hometown: China
Known For: Cross dressing
Strength: Caring for her family
Weakness: Doesn't look like a boy
Wins: - 

Kermit is the lovable frog that has had an on-again-off-again relationship with a pig for several decades. He is the glue that holds the Muppets together, but sometimes throws temper tantrums. And like Mulan he has a good singing voice. Mulan saved her country (and her father) by masquerading as a man to fight in the army. And even after she is found out and dishonored, she still defends the Emperor. Mulan is very brave and even gets the guy in the end. She wins.  

Conclusion: Kermit the Frog v Fa Mulan

Epic Battle of Epicness: Round 1: Metropolis: Dr. Sheldon Cooper v. Billy Cranston

Name: Dr. Sheldon Cooper
A.K.A.: -
Hometown: Passadena
Known For: Being slightly autistic
Strength: Very smart
Weakness: Crazily ritualistic with poor social skills
Wins: - 


Name: Billy Cranston
A.K.A.: Blue Power Ranger
Hometown: Angel Grove
Known For: Building zords
Strength: Speed, agility, strength, and super smarts
Weakness: Afraid of fish, lacks social skills
Wins: - 

Genius versus genius! Sheldon and Billy have a lot of the same traits, they are super smart, ill-understood by their friends, not many friends but those who are forced upon them by circumstances. in a battle of brains, they are tied. In a battle of brawn, Billy would win, but unless Sheldon was doing something truly evil (not outside the realm of reality) Billy would not fight. So this one comes down to attractiveness. Billy, hands down. 

Conclusion: Dr. Sheldon Cooper v Billy Cranston

Epic Battle of Epicness: Round 1: Magic Kingdom: Lisa Simpson v. Han Solo

Name: Lisa Simpson

A.K.A.: -
Hometown: Springfield
Known For: Being Level Headed
Strength: Super smart when compared to every other citizen in her world
Weakness: Social awkward
Wins: - 


Name: Han Solo
A.K.A.: -
Hometown: Corillia
Known For: The Original Smolder
Strength: Shoots first
Weakness: Asks questions later
Wins: - 

Having been in the 2nd grade for over 20 years, Lisa has had so many different personalities that she might even be a little crazy. Han shot first, got the princess, and saved the galaxy a long time ago. Both stand up for what they believe in, but Han is way more epic.

Conclusion: Lisa Simpson v. Han Solo

Epic Battle of Epicness: Round 1: Magic Kingdom: Gollum v. Wolfman

Name: Gollum
A.K.A.: Smeagol
Hometown: Gladden Fields
Known For: Being creepy
Strength: Wants the ring
Weakness: Crazy
Wins: - 


Name: Wolfman
A.K.A.: Larry Talbot
Hometown: Llanwelly
Known For: Midnight raids
Strength: Wolf like powers
Weakness: Only activated by the light of the moon
Wins: - 

Gollum is crazy and Wolfman is impulsive. I think the stars would have to align for them to fight. Wolfman would have to have the ring and it would have to be a full moon. If it is just a battle of awesomeness, then Gollum is way more awesome, despite his craziness, he still is a major antagonist for the heroes of his story. 

Conclusion: Gollum v Wolfman