Wednesday, 17 April 2013

So you're trying to live without oil?

Are you sure you're able to make that commitment?

  • How much fossile fuels were emitted to bring you your food?
  • How many oil based items were used in the manufacturing of your clothes, shoes, gadgets, everyday technology, furniture, hygiene products, etc.?
  • How much fossile fuels were emitted brining you all these items?
  • The asphalt you walk on in your city is made from oil, by walking on it you're using it.
  • Your bicycle doesn't emit anything, but how many oil based items were used to manufacture it? And it's easier to ride a bike on a road with asphalt rather than gravel - once again oil.
  • You have a hybrid or electric car? Still probably has a lot of oil based products in the manufacturing process.
  • The bus drives on bio fuels? Probably same manufacturing process as the car.
  • The train doesn't emit anything. But where does the electricity that it runs on come from? Fossile fuels? And then there's once again the manufacturing of the trains and the railroads, the electric cords and whatnot.
  • Every vehicle can be applied on those.
  • Where does your electricity come from? Fossile or renewable? What goes into manufacturing your light bulbs? Oil based products?
  • What goes into building the machines to harvest the energy from renewable energy sources? Dare I say that there might be oil based products in them?
I'm not saying all these things to avoid responsibility. I want to live emitting as little fossile fuels as possible. But I'm trying to think one step further.

How many plastic items are in the same room as you?

Plastic is oil based.

How many of your clothes include polyester?

Polyester is plastic.

I'm not saying you should stop trying. But stop and consider what it is you're saying when you say you're not using oil. Cause you probably are. One way or another. It's a vicious circle.

Environmentalistic posts in order of publication (oldest - newest):

Ecomoni (エコモニ。), is a Hello! Project environmental awareness subgroup that consists of Ishikawa Rika and Michishige Sayumi. Their costumes represent the spirits of the forest (Ishikawa) and the sea (Michishige). Lyrics to song

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Here's to Never Growing Up

Singing Radiohead at the top of our lungs
with the boombox blaring as we're falling in love
Got a bottle of whatever, but let's get in this truck
Singing here's to never growing up

Call up all of our friends
Go hard this weekend
For no damn reason
I don't think we'll ever change
Meet you at the spot half past ten o'clock
We don't ever stop and we're never gonna change

Say - won't you say forever
Stay - if you stay forever
Hey - we can stay forever young

Singing Radiohead at the top of our lungs
with the boombox blaring as we're falling in love
Got a bottle of whatever, but let's get in this truck
Singing here's to never growing up

We'll be running down the street yelling "Kiss my ass"
I'm like "Yeah whatever" we're still living like that
When the sun's going down we'll be raising our cups
Singing here's to never growng up
Oh-oh, oh-oh

We live like rockstars
Dance on every bar
This is who we are
I don't think we'll ever change
They say "Just grow up!"
But they don't know us
We don't give a fuck
And we're never gonna change

Say - won't you say forever
Stay - if you stay forever
Hey - we can stay forever young

Singing Radiohead at the top of our lungs
with the boombox blaring as we're falling in love
Got a bottle of whatever, but let's get in this truck
Singing here's to never growing up

We'll be running down the street yelling "Kiss my ass"
I'm like "Yeah whatever" we're still living like that
When the sun's going down we'll be raising our cups
Singing here's to never growng up
Oh-oh, oh-oh

Say - won't you say forever
Stay - if you stay forever
Hey - we can stay forever young

Singing Radiohead at the top of our lungs
with the boombox blaring as we're falling in love
Got a bottle of whatever, but let's get in this truck
Singing here's to never growing up

We'll be running down the street yelling "Kiss my ass"
I'm like "Yeah whatever" we're still living like that
When the sun's going down we'll be raising our cups
Singing here's to never growing up
Oh-oh, oh-oh









Thursday, 4 April 2013

TV nerdiness

I've been so busy with my dissertation lately that I haven't even had time to do all the fun stuff I usually do. I haven't even played The Sims since my last post. What I have done has mostly been to watch a lot of TV-series, cause that is what I do when I relax from reading and writing.

Friends. I'm at the 10th season again now and I don't want to watch anymore, cause if I do it'll end again.

Grey's Anatomy. I caught up only yesterday. I had half of the 8th season and half of the 9th to watch and I did it in three days xD Now I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for next episode.

Game of Thrones. Halfway through the second season I tired  of it. But when I heard that the third season was soon to start I just had to catch up. And so I did, I watched the last three episodes of season 2 and then I saw the first episode of season 3 and now I'm all caught up in it again. I need the next episode!!!

Call the Midwife. When I finished with Grey's Anatomy I felt kind of restless. What to do. But apparantly this series had aired both a Christmas special and a second season since last time I watched it xD So I've been starting to catch up on this series too.

Sometimes when I want to relax and reboot my brain I take a walk while listening to music, or I just dance around crazily in my flat along with my favourite Japanese pop songs. Just recently I got my hands on all the Pucchi Best albums from Hello! Project and I've been reliving some of my old favourites.

What I really want to though, is to get started reading and writing again. But for fun and not cause I have to. But the dissertation and the homework just makes me want to stay away from books in general after I'm done with those I have to deal with :/