Saturday, May 10, 2014

I don't like MFAs

I'm a published creative writer, yet, I don't like other creative writers. Sorry, I think they don't make any sense.

It's fucking annoying to have to either teach them as students or sit in the same class with them as peers. They are awfully good in coming up with strange ideas, but if you want to have an intellectual conversation with them, they can't even get their logic right.

It's frustrating. Why did some stupid academics create this type of degrees called MFAs? If you're a writer, you shouldn't have to go to school to learn how to write. If you have to learn it in college, you're not good, so you should be studying something else in college while write on the side. That's how creative writing works. You can't learn it. Creative writing is not learnable, okay? You either know how to do it or you don't. If you don't, that's fine, but you should then learn something else in college. I'm not saying you should abandon writing, but that's something no one should learn in college. College should be for intellectual and practical subjects, like literature. Creative writing is not an example of any of those.

The only reason why someone would want to do an MFA degree, in my opinion, is because (s)he doesn't know how to do anything else.

Friday, May 2, 2014

All about pee and poo of Chinese people

I'm just going to open an entry and post all the important pictures about the controversy on every Asian News page in major news sources worldwide these days. It is the public defecation by Mainland Chinese tourists in Hong Kong. I found it really funny, taught it in class and liked to use this entry as a reading list.

Here's the background story from L.A. Times: "Toddler's defecating riles residents of mainland China and Hong Kong" http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-wn-china-hong-kong-defecating-dispute-20140430,0,6992755.story#ixzz30b8CT355

So from what I understood, like thousands of other Mainland Chinese tourists, a couple traveled to Hong Kong with their toddler boy and let him poop in the street in front of a million passersby. Agitated, a local Hong Kong man, who later said in one of the video clips that he was a journalist, took pictures of them. The parents attacked him and were arrested by the police. Here's the footage showing the feces and violence:

In this, you see it's obviously public defecation, not urination, right next to a McDonald's where its restroom is always open to the public:


In this, you see the parents took the memory card out of the local man's camera by force:


In this, you see the husband (the man holding the kid) threw his son as a weapon against the local man and the wife (the woman in a long dress) used the baby cart to hit him. They tried to leave but the passersby stopped them by pulling the baby cart:


In this, you see the wife pulling the local man's the camera string, pretty much as strongly as bending his upper body:


She also hit him:


What happened, as usual, is that the Chinese TV and online media reported that it was pee, not poo, as in "bladdergate," not "colongate." They tried to propagate the idea that it was because the local Hongkongers jealous of and biased against Mainland Chinese, as neo-Nazis and skinheads, that such thing happened. Um, Jews, blacks and gay people, thoughts on China's use of your names?

The "tradition" of Mainland Chinese' public defecation and urination (without cleaning up) in global locations has been around since the beginning of China's economic success.

In Hong Kong's Apple Store:

Peeing in a paper cup in a hot pot restaurant in Hong Kong:

Pooping on the floor in Taiwan's airport, only 45 seconds away from the restroom:


Pooping in a mall in Hong Kong:
Peeing above a trash bin in a mall in Canada:

Chinese people are rude.
Peeing in the subway in Hong Kong:

 

Political party's office in Hong Kong:
Want more? Cuz this is getting a bit sick now.

I mean, really, I understand they are kids, but Chinese people, you literally scare the crap out of everyone. That's shit, Okay?