Monday, July 24, 2006

Farewell Mako

So depressing....just checking on Comic-con reports on Toonzone when I stumbled upon this news. Mako Iwamatsu died of esophageal cancer at the age of 72 on Friday.

He's known for his voice work of Aku (Samurai Jack) and Uncle Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender). Also he played as the wizard Akiro in Conan. Notably, he recieved an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor in The Sand Pebbles. He has such a bold, deep, dragon-like voice that sounds strict yet endearing.

He will be greatly missed.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Up to date

I am turning 20 in 5 days and yet this happens....

1 month ago I quit my job due to back pain and problems bending. I thought it was an irritated sciatic nerve. Just two weeks ago my mom suggested to have an MRI....oh boy do I hate MRI's...well I found out I have a herniated disc between L5 and S1 (for all you medical buffs out there) with an extrusion through a wall that protects my nerves. Remember kids...picking up frozen bake goods can be quite deadly.
I'm quite fine. I'm going to see a neurologist to check again if I need surgery.
The good news I get to spend more time with Xiao Bao. Enoch, I really need to find a pimp outfit lol. Although this site has...a fez lol!!!!

Currently I'm obssessed with You Tube. They have rare cartoons and bizarre things to share on the web. Joecool85 posted Grimm's Fairy Tales that use to be part of the Special delivery block on Nickelodeon. I watched this when I was in kindergarten yet it still beats the crap out of any kids show shown today.

Sorry, I knew this post was going to be long, but I really need to say this as well.
I have an odd attachment to the country of Lebanon. I did a project about this country in middle school and ever since then I wanted to try tabouli, a famous dish of Lebanon. This country was going through reconstruction and seemed to be building itself back together. It is just heart breaking to see what is happening to this country right now. Whether both sides are guilty, the innocent always suffer. Mazen Kerbaj's blog is a real outlook of the current situation through drawings. Sadly, all we can do is read and wait.