The end of a journey

Hello everyone, I know it’s been ages since I last posted on this blog but now I think that this is the time to kick ass and get posting again.

After three years, I finally graduated from college with a Higher Certificate in Business (I’d passed the first two years of my course and failed the final year, and I didn’t want to repeat so I opted for an exit award)

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And here it is. I also feel immensely proud of myself… honest to God, I find it difficult to stop smiling about it sometimes, especially before going to sleep. The parents and I went to the conferring ceremony (or graduation ceremony, if you prefer) and as the college president presented me with my award, I swear the mother felt extreme pride as she kissed me on the cheek and, as she reminded me beforehand, I was “the only one of her sons to graduate college”.img_0089

It’s a week later and I still have the congratulations cards I got (although the one in the middle is a birthday card).

Later that same day, I’d organised a get-together at the local hotel for me and my family to celebrate my graduation where we had drinks, pizza and chips (I’d also invited others but they couldn’t make it). It was a great night and definitely what I needed. Sadly, I wasn’t feeling too well as my bladder woke me up at 6 in the morning but I was able to get a few hours sleep before. But I still feeling a bit delicate so I could stick to drinking coke and I only nibbled a few chips. Still, great night though!

Pictured from left to right: niece Marie, sister Victoria, cousin Leoni, brother James, Richard’s wife Theresa, nephew James, sister Michelle, brother Richard and me in the middle. And thanks to Leoni’s husband, Anthony, for taking the picture!

Not pictured: Marie’s boyfriend Shane.

Look at Marie, she could SO be a model, look at her striking that pose! I think she did for that me because I keep telling her she should be a model.

Gameplay Video

I decided to post one of my game-play videos on my blog from my YouTube channel, It’s called Oddworld: My Best Bits and is compilation of my best bits from playing Oddworld: New ‘N’ Tasty on PlayStation4. Well… when I say best bits, I mean stuff that I really enjoyed doing not anything that showed off any particular player skills. Enjoy!

Are cartoons sexist?

I recently watched a Robot Chicken sketch on YouTube that featured Chip ‘N’ Dale Rescue Rangers, if you can remember that 90’s cartoon, and had Gadget trying on a new outfit. Here’s the sketch…

and although funny, it does raise a very good point. Why is it okay for male cartoon characters not to wear trousers but female cartoon characters have to? Creators may use this as a way of distinguishing genders or maybe they are very afraid of perverted individuals (mainly teens and immature adults) imaging them in all depraved sexual situations, which can be easy to imagine if the said characters are presented in right way. But some cartoons didn’t follow this regime and had full frontal female “nudity” like Mona Lisa from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987 series)

(okay, so that particular shot is a bit… suggestive) and Sally Acorn from Sonic The Hedgehog(SatAm series)

(while searching for this, I came across several almost Playboy like images of her).

Upon reflection, it has to be an anti-pervert measure that creators put in but I guess everyone is allowed to have a dirty mind, that’s why furries exist.