NFL 2016: Falcons scoot the Raiders over the dock

I watched most of the game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Oakland Raiders.  Televised on CBS from sunny California, both teams were neck-and-neck throughout the game.  Were it not for the Falcons’ field goals in the second quarter and the Raiders’ missed FG (in the first half of the game if memory serves), the Raiders could’ve won by two points.  But they didn’t.  The Falcons had this one….won.  (pun intended!)

Final score 35 to 28.  Get game summary, stats, and more here.

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And now for some YouTube finds.  I’ve recently come across this Scottish YouTuber named Erin.  She vlogs about being Scottish, paranormal activity, and other aspects of her life.


I don’t remember how it is I found JoeGo101‘s channel.  It must’ve been a recommended video on the sidebar, and it was this video:



Mid-Autumn Moon


The day after the Mid-Autumn Festival.  Time for Mooncakes!

~ Detour ~
There are Chinese peace-keeping battalion soldiers in South Sudan?
~ Retour ~
I took some photos of the moon tonight with my HTC phone.  None of these have been retouched, only cropped and resized.

And I named a new elephant friend “Mooncake” or 月餅 (yue-bing).  Toys R Us didn’t have any wombats (even though they had kangaroos and koalas).  I brought home an elephant instead.  When I looked into her countenance at the store, I felt it.  She wanted to go home with me.




In other news, it’s not even October (let alone Halloween) and Santa Claus is already creepin’.

Sunset on September 11

You sent to me songs
for a sunset on the wings
of black birds,
soaring on the wind,
slicing through the air
like plates of glass.

A procession of clouds,
a full display,
were vaporous skulls
and horses in gold armor.

Your jars of clay shaken
in a summer of arias
into the horizon,
which smelled of raspberries
that turned into iron
from a bottomless red.

You sent to me
these songs on
the wind
to remind me
night will come again.

— yiqi 11 sept 2016 8:30 pm

This poem was inspired by watching the sunset while listening to these songs and watching three black birds fly with such speed through the sky I wanted to be one of them. Photos taken with my HTC phone — no post-production done other than cropping and resizing (View all photos here).

— Find the Italian lyrics and English translation here.

Wet for Let and Then Some

It’s been a long time since I updated this blog with word-swaps!  In the last post, I’d mentioned “bean for be” and “fillins” for “feelings.”  Today, I bring you “wet” for “let” and “b” for “f” (and vice versa).

Like so:
Let me breathe = Wet ming freathe.
Let me alone = Wet ming alone.

Let’s go! = Wet’s go!
Let us be free = Wet us bean bree.

Did yoo go to the fank yet?
Will yoo wet ming eat this fread?
Wet down the fook!
He always frings bood in the fed.
Can’t yoo hold onto the bucking bootfall when the other team wets yoo make an interception bor a touchdown?


And now for some Khip-pop and Kpop.

I love it when Beenzino lends his vocals.

Here’s Bobby from iKON — I listened to this song five times in a row today.

Blackpink, aww yeah.

Here’s Heize (like “haze).

This group, Cosmic Girls, has been out for bit but they didn’t make much of an impression until this song.  I listened to it ten times in a row this morning.

This last song reminds me of American 90s r&b/pop.  Speaking of which, Opposites Attract like an Escapade in this Fantasy where U Know What’s Up, Ghetto Superstar.


Are there any English-language tracks from the present that evokes the same kind of feel as these Korean songs?