Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I had a crappy day at work today. Thankfully I got off at 2:30 though. I spent the rest of my day cuddled up with my puppy watching Tin Man. I love Azkadelia's outfits and her hair is fricken awesome. I spent most of the movie hoping she'd turn out to be good. :) She's such a hottie!!!
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
We're living on a budget so I'm not sure if I'll actually get it, but it's nice to know that there are less expensive options for when I'm ready to get one. :)
Friday, March 20, 2009
Japan wants to decrease the presence of the U.S. military in Okinawa. There have been protest against the U.S. military by the locals. Why else would they pay to move another nation's military?
The real question is why, knowing this, is the government and people of Guam allowing it to happen? Truth is we have no choice. We live by their constitution, but can't even vote for president. Our congresswoman can't vote. We are pretty much at their mercy. And all of this is happening in today's world on supposedly U.S. soil. Our economy has become almost completely dependent on the military. Tourism will surely drop when all these marines and their dependents arrive and shortly we will be completely dependent on the military. And the families who've lived here for generations upon generations will become the minority and will be unable to compete for housing and jobs. We will be homeless in our own homeland. We will basically serve the military to survive. Our sons and daughters will join the military to provide for their families. This is what the people of Guam have to look forward to.
It's scary. I can admit that I am scared. I want to do something, anything. Emotionally I don't think I could handle it though. I'm amazed all the time at the activists. How do they remain so composed? I don't think I could do it.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Yeah! I completed a painting today. I started this a couple day's ago and finally finished. It has a lot going on. To understand it better I think you'd have to know a bit about Guam and what's going on here. Also, the title is borrowed from an '80s song by Timbuk 3. It ties in with the imagery of my painting. Hope you enjoy it!
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Every year I participate in a very special art auction. My mother is the executive director of Guma Mami inc. Guma Mami is a non profit that helps improve the quality of lives for individuals with disabilities. The art auction is their major fundraising activity each year. I think one of the bests parts of the auction is that the featured artists are persons with disabilities. Guma Mami has a night center where they can do all kinds of activities, participating in art classes are one of them. So throughout the year they are producing work for this show. I spoke to one of the artists, one year, and she explained that art has helped keep her sane. I can relate to that. When everything is out of control in my life I always know there is one thing that I can control. This is why I often paint when I'm at my most emotional.