Saturday, July 21, 2007

The Day I Talk About The Body & Piercings

I used to have 2 piercings on my right ear. But it was short lived. When my parents noticed it (and they only noticed it one week after I had it), they yanked it straight out of the side of my head.

That was 3 years ago.

In case you're wondering where I was once/want to get pierced, it's the "industrial" and "lobe" sections of the ear. Here's a diagram for your reference:

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Just recently, I've been thinking about getting the same spots pierced again. It may be just another "in the heat of the moment" thing, but I still feel like doing it anyway. However, this time around, I sought my parent's advice on it before I did anything. As expected, they gave the whole "we gave birth to you not to let you do whatever you want with it and we have the final say and no we don't like you to have piercings cos only gays do it" argument.

This brings me to my topic today: Does your body belong to you and you only, or do your parents decide what you can/cannot do with it?

I feel that parents do have a say, but only to a certain age. You don't see your grandma telling your parents what not to wear, what not to do etc. What I'm trying to say is, when you've reached a certain age, what you do shouldn't to be dictated by your parents anymore. We need to be able to make our own choices. But of course the same doesn't apply to your parent's warnings about the vices in life (drugs, unsafe sex etc); it's for your own good.

Back to my point about getting body piercings: just how lame is it that I'm not allowed to get piercings because it's associated with homosexuality? I mean, fuck, it's the 21st century already. What's up with the stereotyping? I can't understand why they have to think the way they do. It's really difficult for me to condone such backward, stunted viewpoints.

It's a royal pain-in-the-butt just thinking about this.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

The Day I Talk About "LoveStoned / I Think She Knows"

Justin Timberlake has never failed to surprise me with his MTV's. Remember the swift dance moves that transitioned from his N*SYNC days and into his solo career? I do. But it seems like he's kinda lost his groove recently. Maybe it's the stress of an ├╝ber-successful album? Only God will know. His latest video "Lovestoned" basically promoted his tight schedule by the means of a low budget, made-for-the-sake-of-making thing that's supposed to pass off as an MTV.

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It starts off looking like this:

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"Is that his heartbeat?"

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Then it changed and became a series of complicated DJ pulse/beat waves you'd see on your old hi-fi sets (plus the "lousy graphics" effects faulty tv's have). And it's got Justin's face in it! I found it quite innovative that he fused his dance moves with the beat-like graphics so that viewers won't notice the lack of effort he's put into making this video. Kudos to the crew who did the effects.

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Justin loves to stare, even when he's just lines and waves.

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...and he fades away!

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Unlike his other videos, there were no appearances of girls in this, except maybe for this one and only unknown female:

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Who is that? (Notice those lips!)

I'm guessing that she's either

1. Jan Dick
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Look at those lips!

2. Whitney
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Look at those lips!!

3. Jaslene Gonzalez
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Look at those lips!!!

4. Jessica Biel (his new flame)
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Look at those lips!!!!

One thing's for sure: He's definitely into "The Pout" (think Cameron Diaz).

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I was pretty ok with the video all the way until the ... / I Think She Knows Interlude part. If it's not annoying, I don't know what is. Here's the deal:

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If I wanted to watch something that looked like that, I'd play songs on my Windows Media Player (which I don't use cos I only survive with iTunes now) and watch the visualizations. That is if I really am that bored. Which is never.

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Speaking of boredom, Justin finally emotes his song title towards the end of the song.

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I think he's lovestoned...

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...stoned stoned stoned stoned...

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What the hell is the grey place he's in anyway? A stone?

This vid really leaves much to be desired.