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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Not Simple (manga)

The title of this manga fits it perfectly. It is very unfortunate that it is only two chapters, and the ending, it's the beginning that kills.

This manga is a tragedy about the misfortunes one man received in his horribly miserable life. The story starts with the present, which is how he dies. Yes, this is not a spoiler because it is the beginning. He only has a friend or two in his entire life that he met as an adult and one of them decides to make a novel out of him.

It's about an Australian boy; Ian, whose sister is also his mother. This isn't even the worst part. The child gets separated from his sister, one of the only people that ever cared about him and he lived in London with his alcoholic ex-stepmother who loathes him. His abuse was in the form of neglect and he even provided for her. Later on, he was sent back to Australia to live with his father, who didn't care about him either. Before he left however, he managed to meet his sister and promise her to achieve his goal before the next time they meet. The poor dude ends up travelling far and wide to follow up with his promise and see his sister and we already know how the tragedy ends.

Ian and his older sister

Can you guess what gum represents?
The manga is a bit hard to follow because the perspective often switches from character to character and from past to present. The art, as you can see, is not the best, but it does grow on you after a few pages, or rather his expressions and few words are extremely powerful. This manga has neglect, sexual, and emotional abuse so the content is mature; however, there are no disgusting images. There is a few symbolism here and there and you have to pick up on hints and cues as no detail is put in the abusive events, only that you understand they happened, which is how people often overlook them in real life. I think that is one of the things that captivated me about Ian, it was how accepting he was of everything bad that ever happened to him. Ian is so blunt as well, and so pure hearted that it makes me just wanna grab him in a hug and help him out. I wish he had his happy ending.

Ian being polite and sweet despite the horrible events in his life

I definitely recommend this manga, I think it's 5/5 and that you should be at least 15 years old just because of its mature topic. It tugged at a few strings in my heart.


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Why I want to be a Doctor

I don't have one specific reason as to why I want to be a doctor. I have numerous small reasons that pile up and motivate me to accomplish this dream. I don't want to just help people with my career choice, but I also want to be financially secure, so that I can help people outside of my career with that money.

I have also always wanted a house, a property that I can claim as my own. I want this house to be big enough for 10 so that I can either foster or adopt, I'm still unsure. I'm aiming to target the "older kids" group so that I can allow them to pursue their dreams without being tied down with thoughts of being unable to afford these dreams.

Another small reason would be to prove to everyone who doubted me wrong. Many people have tried to persuade me out of being a doctor just because I'm a woman. they used to say things like how unbefitting it is for a woman to be on call duty, or how I would be wasting 30 years of my life studying, or how difficult it would be to find a husband or have children by the time I graduate.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tiring Workout

I'm so tired after this two hour karate workout.

I also got my palpitations while stretching in the beginners class, they lasted for two minutes.

First day there were 12 beginners, then second there was 8 and today there are 7. They're slowly depleting, how disappointing.

I also still didn't study for tomorrows microbiology quiz, fuck me right?

Also, why did I get a dick pic for searching "naruto shippuden hot black and white" on google images. AND BEFORE YOU JUDGE ME! I was looking for desktop pictures!


Monday, January 12, 2015


Today I drove on the highway for the very first time, I even reached 100 km/hr. It was so fun, not that scary, in fact it was so peaceful. The only thing I enjoyed about driving. You get this intense feeling of freedom because of the amount of space you have, the speed is exhilarating and the view in Nova Scotia of the fluffy plump clouds tilted in the blue sky frames by the forests of dark trees. The roads aren't flat and so you go up the hills and see those beautiful sceneries with that speed and space and you just dissociate completely from the world, it was refreshing.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Lunge Kicks

Just to keep track of my palpitations; I had one yesterday in karate while doing the three step sparring. Thankfully, sensei was doing a demonstration afterwards, and so I took advantage of that and sat down through it. That helped my heart rate get back to it's normal pulse.

Also, those lunges then kicks for warm ups were so awful! I still feel it in my legs! Good work out.