What do Fairy Tale movies, Once Upon a Time and Andrew Loyld Webbers’ Bibical Plays (and also Phantom of the Opera play) have in common?

March 30, 2013

What do Fairy Tale movies (Disney and non-Disney), Once Upon a Time TV show and Andrew Loyd Webber’s ‘ Biblical PlaysPlays-Joesph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat and Jesus Christ Superstar (and also his Phantom of the Opera play) have in common?

What they have in common is that all of them are doing what our ancestors being doing for decades. They are updating and retelling stories that been told for generations (some more then others). So why are people having a cow about OUAT (Once Upon a Time) criss-crossing stories (ie. Rumpelstiltskin being 1.Rumpelstiltskin, 2.The Beast and 3.Hook’s Crocodile).  There’s nothing to have a cow about!


Why are food or snacks so expensive in places like Bowling Alleys?

March 30, 2013

Today in The Toronto Star there was a “Letter to the Editor” or as I know it, the “opinion” section and one of these letters was from someone having a cow about the Toronto Zoo’s admission going up because of Toronto/Canada getting two Panda bears that the zoo is hoping to produce cubs to help with Pandas endanger species in China. They said that the admission was already so expensive and then complained about the price of snacks too. I have some business knowledge (4 years of business class in High School, and also two Accounting Classes). Here’s the author’s own words:

“Clearly the politicians and corporate directors of the zoo are totally out of touch with most people in Toronto as they contemplate raising prices for us to see a couple of cute panda bears.

At current admissions, it costs a family of four $72 to drive to the zoo for a visit without adding on the inevitable high-priced snack foods. Now they want to add another $12 to prices that are out of reach for half the families in the GTA.

It will cost $8 million for the panda exhibit and $3 million a year to care for them. This in a city that can’t afford to provide sufficient housing for the homeless and a zoo that has given away its elephants and has rapidly deteriorating pavilions.

The impact on environmental awareness will be minimal as most people will only see the cute animals and fail to make the connection.”

The part in blue makes me want to literally do a face-palm because I know why food is so high in places like zoos.

The reason food and snacks are so high in places like bowling alleys, movie theaters, zoos, and  amusement  parks  is because the food/snacks is a major profit of the company’s profit.   I mean if it wasn’t for snacks in movie theaters, we wouldn’t even have any movie theaters today because snacks (popcorn especially) literally saved the movie theaters during the 30s. Since doing that time period there had to be a lot of promotional events like “Free Ladies Night” which would have literately caused bankruptcy (and it did close some movie houses down before popcorn saved others).  http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3445_162-57570953/popcorn-the-snack-that-saved-the-movies/ and the promotional events is in one of the Uncle John’s Bathroom Readers..not sure which one.

So next time you’re at a zoo/movie theater/amusement park/bowling alley and buy food..don’t think of how expensive the food/snacks are but think about the fact those things (zoos/bowling alleys/amusument parks/movie theaters) might not even be around if it weren’t for the food or snacks you and other guests/tourists are buying.


March 27, 2013

I know Jarise9 wouldn’t EVER read this but if she does. I’m still waiting for that proof of  the fact that the Barbie “Becky” wheelchair doll didn’t sell because of in Jarise9’s word’s “because disablties doesn’t sell”. From my umpteens researches I have found the oppoiste to be true. The only reason the doll didn’t sell well  was BECAUSE IT COULDN’T FIT INTO BARBIE’S HOME, THE HOME’S ELEVATOR  OR BARBIE’S VAN. Much like what you’re saying about having to re-do animations for SIMS to be disabled.  And if Disabilities  didn’t sell well How came there been three versions of Becky (not counting the original Becky who hair was too long):  The “Share a Smile Special Edition Doll” Becky doll in 1996.  The “Barbie Becky I’m the School Photographer” in 1998 and the “Barbie Becky Paralympic Champion” in 2000.



The new and improved first issue of the dolls flew off the shelves, selling out in two weeks.

also from above article:

According to one of Mattel’s original press releases, Share a Smile Becky is:
Barbie(R) doll’s hip and very cool disabled friend who is a photographer for her high school yearbook. She comes with a pretend camera so she can take “pictures” at all school events. Becky doll uses a red and silver realistically designed wheelchair and keeps in style wearing a trendy fashion ensemble accessorized with red stud earrings, red framed sunglasses, and a brown backpack that hangs on the back of her wheelchair.

Becky also appears in a new book entitled, Barbie, The New Counselor, published by Golden Books, where she works as a camp counselor with Barbie. This emphasizes the Becky doll’s leadership abilities and sends a powerful message to kids. In addition, Becky will appear in the Detective Barbie CD-ROM where she helps the Barbie doll solve mysteries using her incredible computer skills to uncover clues.


Right now  in hospitals across Canada & the U.S.  there is a bald Barbie that comes with ‘hats, scarves and other fashion accessories’.  for girls  who either lost hair themselves due to cancer or cancer treatment and also girls who female relative (mother/sister/aunt/grandma)  who lost their hair due to cancer or cancer treatment. That’s the only downside to this Barbie is, its ONLY available in hospitals and not in stores despite the attempts of the Vatican last year.   I mean the people who created the viral campian-sp?  want to decrease the stigma of cancer , as well as wanting a Barbie doll that “look similar to either them or a relative”

Update to this post:


When a now 13 year old girl Hanna Freda who has Down Syndrome  was 9 years old she was trying to find a doll who looked like her but couldn’t. Now her mother Connie Freda is in business selling Down-Syndrome dolls. She has sold 1,000 dolls which were the first batch and she’s taking pre-orders for the next batch  and the pre-orders are also 1,000 and its barley been three years since she started.



The{ American Girl’} Special Sparkle section in its  holiday catalog includes a miniature service dog in harness, a hearing aid and an allergy-free lunch kit.

. Now they can also be fitted with glasses, braces for the teeth, crutches or a wheel chair, and the company recently began to offer dolls without hair to represent those who have lost hair to cancer.

Doctor Ari Brown states in the article, That even if a girl isn’t disabled, playing with a doll that looks disabled is an enriching experience for everyone. It makes girls more accepting of those different from themselves.


The only downside to both of these article is the Down syndrome doll costs $75.   The American Girl dolls cost $105, the hearing aid is $9, wheelchair is $38 and the allergy-free lunch kit is $28


Once Upon a Time esposide 15 Queen is Dead (Spoilers!) Henry’s dad

March 4, 2013

For those who don’t know the TV show here’s a recap of it:

In a land of magic, princesses, fairies and witches, an Evil Queen places a spell that freezes time and transports all the inhabitants of the fairytale world into Storybrooke, a town in the modern day USA. They cannot remember anything of their past lives and the Evil Queen now known as Regina is running the town and its inhabitants as the Mayor. The only one who knows the truth is Regina’s adopted son Henry due to his book of fairytale stories. In order to make things right Henry manages to track down his birth mother Emma who is living in Boston and convinces her stay with him in Storybrooke. For Emma is in fact the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming and is the only one who can break the spell. Now as the fairytale stories begin to unfold in the real world and Emma slowly begins to believe Henry’s claims, tensions between Regina and Emma rise. This rivalry develops and Emma becomes determined to stop Regina as well as build on her budding relationship with her mother (who is now Henry’s good hearted school teacher) and the son she abandoned ten years ago.

Week before the Oscars OUAT fans discover that Henry’s (Emma’s son)  father and Mr.Gold’s son are one and the same person. Well due to tonight’s epsoide Hook is in NYC and we discovered that Neal has meet Hook before. Because something happens to Mr.Gold because of Hook. Emma, Neal, Henry, &Mr. Gold need to “borrow’ the Jolly Roger from Hook. When Emma thinks the only person who can ..steer the ship is Hook, Neal says “I can”. That makes me think 100% that Neal is Peter Pan. Since in BOTH the book and the Disney movie Peter Pan flys the Darling Children and the former Lost Boys to the Darling’s home via Hook’s ship. I can rule out Neal being a member of Hook’s crew since if that was the case wouldn’t he 1)seen his mom be murdered by his dad in the episode The Crocodile  2)In the same episode his mom would know that Mr.Gold (Rumple) was lying about Bae being dead and yet she doesn’t. 3)According to the book, time stops in Neverland when Peter’s away (like listening to the Darlings’ or whatever family he has a interest in stories).

Maybe Bae brought magic to Neverland accidently?


February 8, 2013

Like I have mentioned in my titled I hate being conflicted. It just I feel I need to try to get experience in a customer service job at either a restaurant, or a store–BUT, my parents don’t think I can handle those kind of jobs. It just I’m worried about how am I suppose to deal with a jerk customer when I get a office job for real, when I don’t know how to deal with them because of no experience? I bet I would just rage at them and be fired.  I also feel like my parents need to wake up and see that I’m trying hard to be an adult, but its hard to do when they don’t let me have free-range/free-will to do something like let me doing something which I think is important.

I feel like I need to talk to a conselur about my problems and how my parents still treat me like I’m a child in some respects. I know I shouldn’t be ranting on my blog it just I have no other choice. Since I can’t do it on FB every since I friended my sister.






Nancy Drew Rap

February 2, 2013

“Like a bullet from a gun, she arrives on the scene, a young detective who doesn’t know the meaning of


when she’s hot on the case, no time to waste when you’re face to face

with an evil that is lurking but you just can’t see it: persist, persevere and the problem will disappear.

You say you’re in a jam and you don’t know what to do? Get down with the Drew Crew!

**Creepin’ and a-crawlin’, sneakin’ and a-peekin’, over the horizon, who could it be?**

N to the A to the N, C, Y; doesn’t battle with her fists, but with her mind, all the time

when she’s solving a mystery.

Bad boys and girls, you’re history, locked up, with your choices so few, resident of the room without a view.

You did crime and it’s time you were due, another victim of the Drew Crew!”

Murder @Murdoch Mystery Science Camp Chapter 7: Sophia’s daughter and Robert Hayden

January 30, 2013

May 22, 2013


We just came from the real morgue and we discovered the woman’s hands and feet were marks-like she had been bound for awhile before-but there were no marks on her throat. It looks like she had been forced to eat castor beans for a week before her death.

“Well that tells us she didn’t commit suicide. But we don’t know who she is.”

Constable Ogden shows up just then and said “Well a Robert L. Hayden was appointed on May 12 of 2011 to  Brantford’s town council”

Anne said “Which we are nearby”

I interjected “That doesn’t help us solve this mystery of who this woman is.”

Lucy said “A Sofia Gasper been missing for about two weeks now. Her daughter, Harriet Gasper reported her missing.”

Constable said annoyed “I WAS getting to that.”

“Sofia, why, is that name familiar to me?” Anne mused

Katie appeared and said “The reason she’s familiar is because she’s was friends with a Sara Allen.  She is one of the funders for this camp.”

May 23, 2013


We are at the hotel in Rom 520 and well its very fancy room. I do wonder how Anne paid for it. She might have gotten a lot of money from the suppose previous cases not that we know what they’re- but anyway we are observing well hearing Anne interview Harriet Grace.

We’re behind a divider in Anne’s room.

Anne just asked “Does the name Baliam Haskell familiar to you?”

Harriet said “Yes it does. I believe it was my father’s name. I was born in 1999.But because my parents weren’t married I got my mom’s last name.”

Anne then asked “Has a Mr. Hayden been stopping by the house, you and your late mother inhabited?”

Harriet replied “Yes but we didn’t know until last month he was Baliam Haskell”

Anne said “When did you last see your mom?”

Harriet “I last saw her on March 15 at 7pm. She had just gotten a note from Haskell. “

Anne said “I regret to inform you, but your mother has been murdered.”

Harriet then cried very loudly and Anne took her out of the room and escorts her to the morgue so she could identify her mother.


Harriet came back still crying.  “What do I do now? Mom was my only family. Everyone else is dead.”

Anne replied “We will make sure you’ll be well taken care of… You’re welcome to stay in the hotel which is safe until Basilm Haskell/Robert Hayden is caught again.”

Harriet said “Thank you”

Anne said “I will contact the police station and ask for a twenty-four/seven watch just to make sure no one tries to get in here.”

Harriet said “Why is your name familiar to me? Were you in the newspapers recently?”

Anne said “No, the last case I solved which a newspaper told I was too young to be named. But did Hayden ever mention a secret hideout of his?”

Harriet replied “No I don’t think so.”

We return to our room and then went to have supper. We then started getting ready for bed. As we were getting ready, there was a knock on the door. I opened the door and found a package in the hallway—there was something odd about this package–it was ticking. Anne came rushing into the hallway shouting “DON’T TOUCH IT!”

We didn’t touch it and waved down a constable who took it away and opened it. There was a note:

Time is ticking!”


Murder at Murdoch Mystery Science Camp Chapter 6 Fala reveals all

January 30, 2013

I ask Fala “Are you hiding something?”

Fala replied “Yes I am –close the door and promise me whatever is told in this room doesn’t leave this room.”

Jennifer closed the door and all of us promised not to tell anyone about What Fala would revel

Fala starts to take off her hair and her contacts out and we realize it was Anne Prince, the big cheese. Jennifer and Lucy gave me a smirk because I was wrong, and they had been right.

Anne said “The reason I’m portraying a made-up person. Since it wouldn’t be fair for the other campers  if they knew the big cheese never attended the science camp before.”

Jennifer said “Did you find anything at 502 Pumpkin Lane?”

Anne replied “Yes but its missing now but luckily I have another version here.”


Young Detective Puts Jewelry Thieves Behind Bars

May 15, 2008

A young detective because of her age can’t be named had put behind bars  a group of jewelry thieves which had broken into twenty jewelry stores across Ontario. There was very little evidence but the detective’s testimony which is what put the thieves who are: Blaze Smith, Baalim Haskell, Ada and Dari Raven. As the thieves were taken away Haskell said “We’ll meet again!!”

Anne then said “I think that Baalim is the brains behind the two crimes. I’m going to go down to the real police and see if my police contacts are still around. You’re welcome to join me. But don’t laugh when you hear the names”

We joined Anne and then went downtown and met Anne’s real life police contacts.  Inspector Thomas William Crabtree,  Detective Enid Julia Fullford, and Constable Henry George Ogden.”

“These are my helpers.”  Anne introduced us

Inspector Crabtree said “Let’s hope we don’t have to rescues you like in your previous c-”

Suddenly Ogden appears in the room and cuts off the inspector “Here you are Ma’ams and sir. The thieves were realized on December 5th  2012. The only exception was Baliam who was released Feb 5th of 2010 for good behaviour.”

Anne then said “Constable See if Baliam has any shooting experience”

Ogden replied “I already did and he being going to a gun range-with the exception of the time he was in prison-since he was four years. He can shoot from a distance of thirty-five feet. But he hasn’t been seen again since May 12, 2010”

Then Anne said “We need to find out what identity he has taken since being released from prison.”

Murder at Murdoch Mystery Science Camp Chapter 5: The Blackmail

January 22, 2013

Chapter 5: The blackmail letter!

May 21st, 2013


We just were woken up by some footsteps outside in the hall. They went into Miss Katie’s room and we then heard

“WHY IS THERE A BODY IN THE PARK HANGING FROM A TREE?” the voice-a man’s voice said.

Katie said “It’s six in the morning and you do know you can be charged with assault for barging into an unmarried girl’s room while she’s still sleeping? Leave the room for thirty minutes and then you can come back in”


We hear Katie say that the man could come back in the room. Then we hear Room 520 open up and Anne goes to Katie’s room.


Katie said “Anne this is Mr. Schulman. He was in the park an hour ago and found a body of a woman hanging via a tree.”

Anne said “That’s for a later case…and we already are working on one case already.”

Mr. Schulman said “I don’t believe you!” and then left.


We are at the park where the woman was hanging. We moved sixteen feet away from her and discovered blood on a fence which was in the area.  She didn’t have any marks on her throat.

Fala said “I think we found the site of the original murder”

She then added “I also think I need to return to the suppose crime scene.”

I said “We will go with you then”

Fala said “But you will be late for the case!”

Lucy and I replied “Please? Looking up the Temperance movement and addictions is so boring.”

Fala relented and let us go with her to the suppose crime scene.


We are at the 402 Pumpkin Lane again and I’m standing outside the door of the study while Fala is inside looking for something Lucy and Jennifer are downstairs re-questioning the so-called family and servants of the ‘john myth’.  Fala reappers at the door and I then asked

“Did you find anything?”

Fala replied “No”

We got a handsome cab but on the way back to the hotel, Fala kept turning around and looking out the back.  Suddenly Fala said “We need to get out of the cab NOW!”

We all leaped out of the cab and somehow we all ended up on our butts. Another cab hit the cab that we were in and it exploded. We then want back to the hotel to change our clothes.


We have just return from being half-done this week’s investation. I’m opening the door to my and Lucy’s room, and we hear a scream coming from Fala’s room. Jennifer joined us and the three of us rushed over to Fala’s room and we enter it and it was a mess.

I asked “what’s the matter?”

Fala said “Look at this” and hands us a letter



I know who you really are ‘Fala’ ..if you don’t want your secert told..give me 20,000 by sunset in two day’s time.

Murder at Murdoch Mystery Science Camp Chapter 4: Fala’s Behaviour

January 22, 2013

Chapter 4: Fala’s Behaviour?


I’m at the event and I’m have sneaked away from the actually event itself—John will be covering for me if anyone asks-and I’m in the suppose crime scene.

“Interesting” I said to myself “Someone has cleaned up here”

I found one drink mix package in the garbage can in the room  and before returning to the event I went downstairs to the kitchen and checked the fridge—ok-icebox- to see if the ketchup container was empty a bit. It wasn’t.


I’m back at the hotel and am telling the other people what I have heard. We hear Miss Katie go  down the hall to Room 520 and knocked fifteen times.

Suddenly Fala put her hand on her head and said “I have a headache I need to go”

Miss Katie went back into her own room and then we heard the footsteps of Miss Anne who went into Miss Katie’s room.

Miss Katie: “So what have you discovered?”

Miss Anne replied “I discovered that John Myth isn’t who he said to be. John Myth is a red head, but the root of his hair is brown. I have also  that the guy was shot with a rifle around sixteen feet.”

Miss Katie inquired “anything else?”

Miss Anne replied “Yes  the blood wasn’t real. It was a drink mix found with ketchup.”

My friends and I looked at each other “How does Anne know that?!” we thought

Miss Anne then said “Someone I know got the drink mix package but we couldn’t find the ketchup bottle which is half-empty.”

Miss Anne then returns to her room.

Jennifer said “Am I the only one who thinks Fala and Anne are maybe the same person?”

I retorted “That’s ridiculous they look nothing alike!”

Lucy added “But it is odd isn’t it that Fala acts not well shortly before Anne re-appears?”

Fala arrives before I can answer and says “I heard Anne go past my door what did I miss?”

I gave the others a very sharp look which said “See? Fala isn’t Anne”

We then gave her up-to-date information about what we had overheard.”

I said “Why do I feel there is going to be another murder tonight?”

Miss Katie knocked on our door and said “Its time to get ready for bed lights out at ten!”