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Saturday, March 27, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Why can't our game shows come up with cool ideas like this! Check this out, J. League football team Cerezo Osaka take on 100 Japanese primary school children. Can Cerezo Osaka breakthrough against the 40-30-30 formation school kids?
The corner kick formation for the school kids are hilarious!
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Last week my uncle gave my mom a GPS. She decided to install it into the family car, the one my dad drives most of the time. My dad is in his 60s and pretty set in his ways. He's knows Calgary inside out and any new neighbourhoods that he doesn't know he just looks it up on google maps. If he's in another city, he just buys a map.
So we install the GPS and immediately an argument ensues. First he's trying to get from University to around 1600 Acadia Drive. GPS suggests Deerfoot Trail.
Dad: "This machine is insane! Either take Crowchild to 14th Street South to Anderson. Who the hell would take Deerfoot?" My dad doesn't like taking Deerfoot unless he has to.
Another time he was driving somewhere:
"Turn right in 3 intersections"
"Bullshit, only an idiot would go that way"
It's turning into quite a contest. Odds are 3-to-1 that the GPS will be thrown out the window by the end of the month.
What do you think of GPS?
At least they're running, somewhere
The government must immediately invest some of its new wealth in ensuring that children take regular exercise, Beijing Sports University president Yang Hua told the sports group of the largely ceremonial advisory body to China's annual parliament.
"It is time for the Chinese nation to improve the physical fitness of our next generation," said Yang. "If we miss the next three to five years a whole generation will be next to useless.
"If there was another war against Japan, would the younger Chinese be able to fight the Japanese one-on-one?
"The government has enough money for banquets and for luxurious office buildings, do they not have money for children's physical education?" he added.
Japan invaded and occupied much of China between 1931 and 1945. Rancour over Japanese wartime atrocities has subsided as a diplomatic flashpoint, but it continues to shape Chinese public attitudes toward Japan and its people.
For a country that calls itself the Center of the World, they sure are insecure about what the Japanese are doing. Are they seriously still thinking about a future war with Japan? One-on-One? Does this guy realize that this isn't the Three Kingdoms era and wars aren't wrestled? I'm not even sure the next war would even use guns.
And I'm not sure either the Chinese nor the Japanese were fit in 1931.
Children's physical education in schools is very important. China spent a bazillion dollars on Olympic facilities, Olympic programs and the opening ceremonies. All for nothing as it may have resulted in 60 gold medals, but a kid sitting on his can watching China win 6 gold medals in table tennis isn't going to make him any fitter.
For a country who Communist motto famously says, opportunity for the many, only the best get selected for sporting greatness. China addiction of showing the world that they can win the Olympics, has resulted in a neglection of the bigger picture of sports in schools.
Another symptom is that the academic system is too competitive. Students study 24 hours a day to get into the best schools. Sitting on a chair studying numbs your butt. No time for exercise.