11 Intentions for 2011

1. Keep being awesome.
2. “BE LOVE”

I am still understanding what this means, but we are what we create and I think this is a pretty excellent way to live.
“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.” – Elie Wiesel

2. Spell Check.
3. choose more creative + positive vocabulary in daily life

The other day I asked a friend to watch my “crap” but it isn’t… so instead I corrected myself: “can you watch my abundance of lovely things?” much better : )
4. live in the moment.

I want to explore meditation to help with this, possibly at the Shambhala Centre? They offer free tutorials! I got SOOO much better at this in the past year but sometimes I still let things and people take over my brain and I start living in my head.
5. Show people that I care about them.
The holidays were a really awesome opportunity to be thoughtful. Last semester I had lots of ideas on how to make someone’s day but I didn’t have the time. This year I want to make time… which brings me to….
6. make time for the things and people that matter to me.
I want to stop using being “too busy” as an excuse. You only get one life, live it with meaning and intention. Sometimes, there are just too many people though. I really want to practice spending time with the people I fit best with and find a balance between loving everyone and not stretching myself to far. Sometimes it is okay to not have time to spend with someone.

7. Be thankful before each meal.

I saw a friend praying before eating not too long ago and although I am not religious I think it’s really great to take a moment and recognize how lucky I am.

8. explore juicing and do the cafe gratitude juice fast!
Cleansing for the body and the mind! yayy!
9. intern!
Maybe at TOMS Shoes, maybe at GIFTS, maybe with falling whistles or invisible children… oh the possibilities : )
10.keep learning about the best ways to communicate and share my thoughts + ideas with others
I have so many ideas and thoughts sometimes! I’ve been exploring poetry, songwriting, micro-bloggingphotography and film … I wonder what is working best! Maybe the communication courses (and possibly minor) I am embarking on will help me!

Welcome to 2011.Make it count : )

Kwan Seum Bosal.

My Blog’s 2010 Review

Interesting stuff.

 

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 7,000 times in 2010. That’s about 17 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 234 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 105 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 36mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was August 29th with 85 views. The most popular post that day was HAWAII: An Adventure in SuperForesting.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, digg.com, twitter.com, teamsuperforest.org, and healthfitnesstherapy.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for i’m on an adventure, toms tan, hug bucket, the egg andy weir, and michael franti.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

HAWAII: An Adventure in SuperForesting August 2010
9 comments

2

2010 Silent Skytrain Dance Party April 2010
2 comments

3

About March 2010
6 comments

4

TOMS Tan July 2010

5

Mohawk? April 2010
2 comments

The Jolification Protest

“Honk if you’re happy!”

Sunday was another Vancouver Improv Anywhere flashmob! They hosted vancity’s first Jollification Protest.

The Jolification Protest

My sign said “BE THE CHANGE (LIKE THIS SIGN)” on one side. The other side said “Please & Thank You” with a smiley face saying “Raa!” and a picture of a sun. My mom told me it looked juvenile. I told her we aren’t all artistic haha (I FAIL at arts and crafts).

At times it was a little bit uncomfortable for me. On a few occasions we got to chanting negative things about protests “Ban protesting”. I went to the event because a) flashmobs are amazing and b) it was kind of a joke about protests. I think protests, sit-ins and other activist campaigns can be good. They raise awareness and help to educate people. Also, as a participant it’s good to know that you aren’t alone (in your beliefs). A few times I had to remind myself we were being silly, and poking fun. I mean protestors chanting “Ban protesting”, you must admit, there’s a little irony there : P

We did meet some opposition…

"Everyone else holding a sign in an idiot!"

via flickr user eych-yoo-bee-ee-ahr-tee

However for the most part it was good fun. We marched, chanted, played duck-duck-goose, sang, and danced…

These dudes are wicked!

I met some friends of friends, and got to use the megaphone! Awesome! I think my favorite chants were “When I say flash you say mob”, “Eat crayons, poop rainbows” and “I have a sign”. It was cool when people would smile back at us. We even made one girl’s day (she told us so haha)! Also, this was a good opportunity to practice being a “Yes!”, sometimes someone would yell something strange but everyone would just go with it anyway. Sometimes I said strange things but everyone just went with it. It helped me to accept ideas that were different from my own and be open to new things.

My Saturday

Today I woke up and enjoyed a delicious orange! I had to look nice for the Theatrix AGM so I woke up a bit earlier than my body wanted to but it was a really nice day out which made up for that. I drove to the skytrain station to practice driving and didn’t kill anything *phew*. I thought I was going to be late but ended up being right on time as usual (I guess you always have perfect timing when you make your own time). I got to see some friends I hadn’t been with in a while which was really nice. Then the AGM began and I got to hear some lovely songs from my friends and make some side-notes about the way AGM’s are run hehe. I recieved the Cory Memorial Award along with two people I really love, Marquis and Adam (who was late, it was quite funny when his Mom took his award and stood into the photo with us hehe). Before RENT started there was some singing and some dancing (Will I? – the STOMP edition haha) which was fun. We learned RENT choreography for La Vie Boheme ( SOOO EXCITING) at rehearsal. I ate some pineapple and listened to some really fun line flubs at Little Women rehearsal (I’m stage managing). Then I went downtown to meet some friends at english bay. When I walked out of the skytrain terminal at Granville station a girl stopped me. She recognized me from a leadership conference I attended in grade 11 in Mission. I was so surprised and grateful that she remembered me. We were only together for a couple days (I have no idea who she was) but I must of done something that made an impact on her. It felt good to be memorable in an unexpected way. I walked to the beach and saw lots of good looking people on the way. It was beautiful outside. When I met up with my friend they were talking with these Mexican guys. There was a small jazzy band playing (COOL) and some guys with a guitar and rapping mic competing with them. It started to get cold and breezy so I started dancing to keep warm (I’ve been trying this mantra since 2010 started to try and combat my frequent shivers, if i’m cold then i’m not dancing or cuddling enough… it works to a certain degree). While I was dancing I felt this sharp pain. I thought someone threw a rock at me but actually it was seagull poop! I hear this is good luck haha. I’ve never been pooped on before but I suppose there is a first time for everything. Quite the end to a fun-filled afternoon.

FREEZE, vol.2!

Yesterday I attended another Vancouver Improv Anywhere Flashmob. After having so much fun at the 2010 Silent Skytrain Dance Party (video) how could I say no?

Everyone met at Burrard Station and then we went to the “secret location”, which was Metrotown. There was a little confusion because the guy told everyone to go to the Atrium Court when he meant the Grand Court but we figured it out. They kept asking everyone to look around and see the people that were with the group (so that everyone could tell when others were freezing) and I was

identified as “blued haired chick” : P

After the first freeze we all went to the skytrain platform and did it again. The second time was easier, I was more focused. During the first freeze I almost lost it several times. COMPOSURE! It was good fun and on the rude home we met some other Surrey people and theatre kids. I’m sure i’ll be out at more flashmobs like this in the future!

Here’s a recap of the event…

The Venus Project

I first learned about Jacque Fresco and The Venus Project through the popular and controversial internet movie Zeitgeist (i’ve included it at the bottom of this post).I highly advise that everyone see this movie, it will blow your mind. I am not saying that I agree 100% with everything in it but it definitely gets you thinking, which is really important (I think). I recently learned that the venus project is going on a world lecture tour. I am quite excited because it is coming to Vancouver. I am very excited to hear from some great thinkers and meet some like-minded people. You should come : )

Here’s the link to get tickets.

Zeitgeist: Addendum

2010 Silent Skytrain Dance Party

What can I say, I am a lover of flash-mobs. It all started last August when I found out about the Zombie Walk via Facebook. I went with my friend Alison and had a really fun time. On Saturday a local group called Vancouver Improv Anywhere hosted the 2010 Silent Skytrain Dance Party and it was super fun time. We met at the VAG and for a while everyone was doing that awkward “I wonder who else is here for the flashmob” thing, but then they pulled out the megaphone and we were off.

To start things off (and later to finish things) they had everyone do a congo line from one platform to the other.

Then we would board a train, do out thing for 4 stops and get off to wait for the next train. It was really entertaining to see people’s reactions. Some people got really pissed off, I remember this one guy started yelling when we got off the train, saying how now he could enjoy his ride in peace. Lots of people whipped out their video cameras and stuff. I considered asking one guy if he was just gonna stare or join us : P

I also met a slew of really cool people. It seems like lots of people that are into musical theatre also like flash-mobs haha! At one point I asked people what music they were dancing too and I met a bunch of Panic! at the Disco fans! I also found out that a bunch of my fellow partiers had been to a bunch of the same concerts as me. I’m always so glad to meet other awesome people!

The guy who hosted it filmed a bunch of stuff so i’ll post that video once it is online, this was taken by another dude. You can see me (3rd in the congo line) at the beginning of the video : P

Overall it was a super awesome experience. After it ended I couldn’t help but giggle when I saw people plugged into their headphones, I kept picturing them dancing : P

Next time i’ll remember not to wear so many layers, phewf! It was a true Vancouver workout.