Pokemon, you’re awesome but this is REALLY problematic. Pikachu in a headdress and pokemon made into totem poles is probably one of the most awkward cultural appropriations I’ve seen in a while. Though I am really impressed by the level of design detail in to each of the characters. This poster is for the World Pokemon Championship happening in Canada Place today.
Went to Matsuyama and the Dogo Onsen where a naked old Japanese man accosted us and told us how much older, greater, and more cultured Japan was versus every single other civilization. Also, I think he was drunk. #Japan #Onsen #Matsuyama
On August 6, 1945, the first atomic bomb dropped just above thus building. It is the epicentre of a 2 km radius where every thing was wiped out of existence. Somehow this one building withstood the blast. Feeling pretty somber here in Hiroshima.
At Shibuya station standing next to Hachiko! This dog came to the station to wait for its master for years in the 1920s. When its master died in 1925, Hachiko still came and waited for him every day for 11 years until Hachiko died too. #sad #shibainu #Tokyo #Japan
I’ve gone down a waist size. I’m sure some people would celebrate this as a vapid way of saying Oh em gee I’m so skinny! but, to be perfectly honest, I was happy with my previous waist size and now all my pants are loose. I’ll content myself that this means my workouts are doing what they are supposed to and will wear belts in the meantime.
The boy and I are moving this week! This means that we’ll be losing our apartment’s gym (but we’ll be able to have a dog!) so I haven’t been doing the elliptical training very much. Instead, I’ve convinced a cute co-worker to swim with me and I swim twice a week now.
I’ve rationalized to myself that since I’m swimming more, I should not wear board shorts. One, it looks like you’re trying to swim to workout but really you look like you don’t know what you’re doing. Two, I get an excuse to find good looking suits.
Case in point, Just Swimwear (@ Just Cruisin’ - it sounds so bad) store on Howe and Smithe is probably the most random spot for a swimsuit store but it had a great selection for a pretty decent price ($40 for a good pair of workout trunks). I bought two pairs (and managed to get my lifeguard discount!) and swimming with them feels much better.
We’re going to Japan from June 18 to July 6 so now the deadline is set for being fit to climb Mt. Fuji!
The sexism of this ad frustrates me. Don’t male bosses change their minds too? Why can’t the pronoun be ‘their’? Because Visa wanted to use pink in their colour palette? #sexist #problematic #Visa #busads
A city map of Canada’s Pacific Northwest city. Neighborhoods from Gastown to Mount Pleasant, and local landmarks from Granville Island to the Jimmy Hendrix house. All connected with bike trails and greenways.
Ian Bryce writes odds and ends making use of his BA in English as best he can. Ian has a vested interest in music (as a listener), books (as a casual and sometimes critical reader), and video games (as a casual and critical player). Ian likes to start 'self-improvement' projects. This is a sounding board for and also one of them.