Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

Ian and I aren't doing much today.  Last night we went over to Arienne and Tristan's apartment for a Canada Day (July 1) and 4th of July party.  We met some new people, drank some sangria and generally had a great time.  Their apartment is amazing.  It's still small by American standards, but it's one that I wouldn't mind living in stateside. The layout (it's much more open than most Korean apartments) is very desirable.

I don't really mind a low key 4th.  I do miss my family, as this holiday is one of the quintessential summer days spent at my grandmother's house on Mason Lake.  But, I'm not a fan of fireworks.  They make me anxious and I'm always worrying about animals on the 4th.

Speaking of animals, Mipa from Alien's Day Out linked a petition to help Moon Bears in Korea.  They are facing extinction, as only 19 bears live in the wild.  The real problem is that there are 1400 Moon Bears in captivity, kept and tortured for their digestive bile and other body parts in the name of Oriental Medicine.  Go to for more information and, if you're moved to, sign the petition.

I hope you all have a wonderful, fun, and safe holiday weekend.  Be sure to wish our native land happy birthday for us.

1 comment:

  1. We miss you guys too. It won't be the same without you. I too am not a fan of fireworks, I think of the animals and peoples homes (our home). I am hoping to convince Bruce not to buy any. It is such a waste of money. I have your gift to Grant all bagged up, not like you would wrap, but it is wrapped.

    I will for sure will sign the petition It is such a tragedy what we do to animals for the whims of humans. I feel that way about the whale situation too with Japan hunting them. I found some information that said they are feeding the meat to school children. Anyway I digress, so happy 4th, I will raise a glass for you tonight.