• Thursday, March 22, 2007

    Cinema, where is home and McJob, McBlog....

    Took the daughter to see Charlotte's Web at Central World yesterday afternoon. Not the best film I've ever seen but the daughter enjoyed it. Good special effects and mildly amusing, and Dakota Fanning in the lead role was a big draw for the daughter (she was also in Cat in the Hat, her favourite film).

    Being an animal lover it seemed to appeal to the daughter who seems to now be viewing spiders and pigs in a new light. Last week she announced out of the blue that she wants to be a vet. I know, she's three and will surely make a thousand changes before she needs to start thinking about her career properly, but this comes as no surprise. She's always been affectionate towards animals and has never hurt so much as a fly (excluding mosquitoes as they are just the spawn of Satan and don't count). She wants to go to Africa to see Lions and India to see Tigers (Kipling and his Jungle Book are responsible for this) and has cried on more than one occasion when she has seen an animal get hurt. Personally I think she will end up doing something animal related but only time will tell.

    Speaking with a German friend who has two kids here (both parents German) the other day and we were talking about how the kids view Thailand. Both his kids see Thailand as home and Germany as a cool holiday destination. I've noticed that with our daughter she has never made the distinction of either country as home. To her the UK and Thailand are both home. She refers to England as home and Bangkok as home. She always says she's from England but lives in Thailand. When we're here she's home and when we're in England she says she's home. Don't know whether that is a good thing or not. I feel it is good but does it show lack of stability in her life? Hmm

    McDonalds are getting annoyed with the Oxford English Dictionary for putting in the word McJob: an unstimulating, low-paid job with few prospects, esp. one created by the expansion of the service sector. They say this is unfair and demeaning to the many people it employs. Not sure what to think of this one, just find the cheek of it quite amusing. Here's one I just thought up, McBlog: an unstimulating, no-pay blog, with little or no prospects, esp. one created by the gargantuan expansion of the blogospere. Wow, that's my blog!!!!

    Cinema, where is home and McJob, McBlog....

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