Archive for the ‘Oh Canada’ Category

Thank you! We Remember!

November 11, 2010

Today is Remembrance Day. Remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the world’s freedom and peace. Especially all 516 of Canadians who lost their lives in Korean War service or subsequent Korean peacekeeping service.

Total of 26,791 Canadians served during the Korean War that raged between 1950 and 1953. We thank and remember! 감사합니다.

Pictures are from here

The “Queen”Yu-na wins gold with record score!

February 26, 2010

Fantastic performance!  Yu-na Kim was crowned Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games champion with a new world record combined total of 228.56. She won with a huge margin of 23.06 points.

Kim Yu-na dissolved into tears after she obliterated the opposition to become the first South Korean to win an Olympic figure skating gold medal, while a grieving Joannie Rochette melted millions of hearts with a display of sheer courage…”

The “Queen” Yu-na, center, stands with silver medalist Mao Asada, left, and bronze medalist Joannie Rochette of Canada during the medals ceremony.

Kim Yu-na can finally relax and not need to think about the future after the teenager rose to the occasion and won the gold medal in the women’s figure skating on Thursday.

The 19-year-old was the overwhelming favorite to finish top of the podium but said the pressure going into the event was immense.

“I feel now as if a huge burden has been lifted,” the Games’ highest-earning female athlete — she makes an estimated $8 million a year — said after her dazzling, near-perfect program where she nailed all of her 11 jumps.

“I will enjoy this moment and think about things later. I was just thrilled on the podium and I feel so relieved. I had been running toward this dream of the Olympics and was so happy to be here,” she said.

“Since I have accomplished the most important goal in my life I am going to enjoy this moment for a while and then think about what I am going to do,” a beaming Yu-na said…

And here’s clip explains the “Queen” Yu-na with Canadian Coach Brian Orser!

Thank you, Yu-na Kim! 연아야 고마워!

Asking for pay to volunteer in Haiti? What the F***!

January 27, 2010

According to CBC News, Quebec Health Minister Yves Bolduc is evaluating a request by some of orthopedic doctors that they be reimbursed $704 per day by the province for volunteer work in devastated Haiti where thousands of thousands people were killed from massive earthquake. 

The vice-president Dr. Louis Bellemare for the Quebec’s association of orthopedists said…

“The doctors who are in Haiti will stay, regardless of whether the government agrees to reimburse them,… But if they were paid the $704 base fee they normally receive in Quebec, they might stay longer and more doctors might decide they could afford to go, he added.”

Isn’t it clear matter to everyone that if they were ORDERED, like Canadian Forces and search-and-rescue teams, to go down to Haiti by the government then they should be paid. If they VOLUNTEERED to go without being asked they should not be paid.

Comments section are flooding with angers on these doctors and some comments are even escalating this issue to the Quebec bashing level.

And this comments highlighted me

“For $700 a day, I’d “Quebec volunteer” anywhere on this planet under whatever conditions were required by me.”

Bravo Yuna Kim!

March 30, 2009

It took two years for Yuna Kim, coached by Canadian Brian Orserbecoming the first skater in history to eclipse the 200 point mark, with an overall score of 207.71 to win the gold.

Yuna Kim, who won bronze medals in 2007 and 2008, scored 131.59 in the ladies’ free skating to grab the winning title at the World Figure Skating Championships in Los Angeles on Sunday.

She came out of the competition with a combined score of 207.71, becoming the first female single skater to break a total score of 200.

The article describes her performance 

“There is so much more to her, though. Her edge quality is so high; she carves the ice like a calligrapher. All of her jumps were landed to crescendos in the music, making the music as much a part of her program as any other element. Her footwork was exquisite, and she skated with the elegance of a queen throughout her “Scheherazade” program.

“The audience was on its feet for the last 15 seconds of her program, knowing it had seen something truly special for a second straight night. Her only flaws were popping a triple salchow and not getting credit for her final spin because it didn’t meet the criteria. But those were forgotten by the time her magical performance was over.

“This is my third world championships, and the last two I was really regretful I was not able to do well”,  “Winning the world championships was my dream and I did it,” Yuna said

“NOW, I plan to practice for the Olympics.” 

Canada’s Joannie Rochette, 23, captured the silver medal Saturday night in Los Angeles, posting a score of 123.39 in the free skate for an overall total of 191.29. Japan’s Miko Ando was third, with an overall score of 190.38.

Congratulations to Joannie Rochette and Miko Ando for their achievements! 

Yuna on short program

Yuna on free skating

Victory ceremony

Bravo Yuna Kim!

Queen Yuna Indeed!

Fox News show bashed Canada

March 26, 2009

Every local media is talking about “Red Eye” this week.  Is this “Red Eye”, of course I never heard of before this, supposed to be a comedy show?  Actually I am not surprised most  American’s ignorance about outside world. (Seriously do they even know their surroundings beyond ten hundred kilometer radius?)   But the level of ignorance is unbelievable from comments are made from the host, Greg Gutfield, and his fellow panelists on national television network, so called Fox News Network, that the Canadian Forces would use the year to “do some yoga, paint some landscapes, and run on the beach”,  “the perfect time to invade this ridiculous country” because “they have no army.”,  “I didn’t even know they were in the war”, and “Canada only has a Police force that rides around on Horses, without bulletproof vests or armored vehicle”…blah blah blah. 

Title on YouTube clip says all about “How to lose friends and alienate countries” 

They just cross the line of humor under the name of “free speech”.    It is just another typical view of Americans on outside world. These people continue to live in a world of their own making – a world in which they are the centre of the universe with all stereotypes aside.

And these people keep forgetting that their own Soldiers are risking their lives or dying to protect the rights of these peoples, idiots, to” free speech”

I do not know much about Canada yet but I know few facts about Canada’s contribution to the world peace including 116 fine Canadian military personnel have given their lives in Afghanistan since 2002. 

 

Cartoon linked from The Vancouver Sun