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Acabo de recibir un correo de uno de los servicios de envío que he usado informándome que ahora tengo un límite de 3 envíos (o un equivalente de $1000USD) como persona natural gracias a nuevas regulaciones implementadas por la eficaz institución de Aduanas que tenemos en el Perú. Gracias, SUNAT, por hacerme la vida más fácil.

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Ustedes siempre tan eficaces! Haciéndole la vida tan sencilla a las compañías que dan servicio de envíos por internet.

Express Mail Service FTW! $20USD no es nada si evito tener que lidiar con todos ustedes.

The guys at PINK Nation did the unimaginable- they took Victoria Secret’s brand and spun it around. Instead of showing a skinny white (and tanned) VS model sporting a sexy set telling their significant others that it’s a “sure thing” and a string of other slogans, they showed on their front page a curvy model of color wearing… what might or could have been a Victoria Secret underwear with the slogan “No Means No.”

It was Pink Loves Consent.

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Response was positive, of course, from girls and women that use Victoria Secret (and even employees! LOL), but when the company found out, the site was momentarily taken down.

Victoria Secret, that’s what we call one bad move after the other.

I’ve never liked Barbie. I’ve never seen a true system engineer Barbie, or a true Barbie chef (don’t argue with me, that Barbie is a home cook!), or a Barbie restaurant administrator — I’ve never seen a Barbie that resembles any of the women of my family (except for my younger cousins)… let alone me. I have never been represented by a Barbie doll, so it’s all the same to me that the Barbie store in China had to close shop.

And no, I don’t think it’s entirely the fault of Barbie being “too strong” for Chinese girls. Sure, some Chinese girls (and boys) may grow up like princesses (or princes) in moderately rich households. But middle to middle-low-income families would still want their daughters to help out at the family’s business as well as getting good grades, or in the case of the very lucky ones just be given the best to reach excellency [1]. Putting your kids through school with extra-curricular activities, it’s a sacrifice… so over-paying for Barbie products would be pointless.

Women today, they can go out and do anything,” her grandmother said. “They can do big things.

And I know the example above may sound like a privilege Chinese girl, but her family’s back story isn’t that of a rich family, considering the girl’s grandmother made her mother work to put her two uncles through their studies. Sounds like a lot of hard work to me.

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Eff you, Disney, for allowing this to your brand.

Eff you, Barneys, for doing what you do.

And a big eff you to the marketing team behind this for even thinking it.

The Voice of China: My Top4

October 1, 2012 — 1 Comment

This is it. This is why I don’t follow reality TV contests, and this is my final posting on The Voice of China, which I had greatly enjoyed at the beginning for its variety in music styles.

But after a few episodes that tended to be on the frustrating side… I just… can’t take it any longer. I think the final is next episode (and Adam Lambert is supposed to be on). It was a good ride, but I do not wish to see the ending to this.

This is my line-up to the Top4:

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