Saturday, September 11, 2010

Why I like animals more than people

Im not going to lie, if you havent noticed: I'd rather have pets than friends. Not to say I dont have friends LOL but animals have never let me down. Your dog, cat, bird whatever...will love you regardless of how you look, how much money you have, or how much you can give them, and all they ask in return is love. ON the rare occasion they DONT like you (which...come on happens sometimes) they wont pretend they like you when they dont, they wont tell the other dogs how much they dislike you and theyll (generally speaking) leave you alone if you do the same.

Now today is 9/11, I know everyone's been talking about that. I remember how young I was..I think I was in 8th grade at the time? We were in Math for gifted students (yea, I was a lowkey nerd. Did I tell you I got a 4.6 in high school at one point?) and we were watching the news when the towers came down and all those lives were lost. My teacher said to us that that day would change the rest of our lives.

The craziest story I heard was from one man who I was lucky enough to meet who had worked at around the 71st level of one of the towers. He was completely blind, and went to work everyday with his seeing eye dog named Dorado. When the planes crashed and people were running past, he knew that he had very little chance of survival so he let his dog go and ordered him to leave, hoping that he would save himself. Dorado stayed by his side nudging his hand and grabbed his sleeve and walked him down 71 flights of stairs and he survived (they were a hundred yards from the towers when they collapsed). Funnily enough, Dorado wasn't alone. I discovered there were TWO dog heros that day, Roselle and her owner who worked the 78th floor also reached safety. I've always thought animals we're so much smarter than people thought them to be. They always understand when youre sad, and somehow they always know how to make you feel better. I feel so lame saying this, but how many people do you know with such a pure and selfless heart?

Its just depressing how much negativity there is in the world these days. My friend mike said to me, "Man, girls could rule the world if they weren't so busy tearing each other down all the time" and I completely agree. Haven't you heard about the pastor from florida who wanted to burn the Qu'ran? HELLOOOO dumb dumb. Religions aren't full of hate, people are. You hear so much talk about war and people all seems so archaic and unreal. Its amazing to think that we can make planes fly in the air, live in outer space and perform open heart surgery but we cant find a peaceful resolution to our problems and differences.

Okay..thats it. Enough rantage, I just wanted to take a bit of time to remember all those lives lost that day and families that were affected. Its sad to think that after everything thats happened nothing has changed. Im actually visiting NY myself soon...its my first real vacation in years. The last time I went to NY I got bit by a wild squirrel in the middle of central park and spent the weekend in the ER getting rabies shots. I was trying to save it because I thought it was 8 year olf self was capable of such things y'know LOL. To make matters worse, I knew once it happened I was in big doodoo so I tried to rinse away the blood so my mom wouldnt see it with a big dirty puddle of water on the floor (Imagine my chinese mom seeing blood gushing out of a wound on my finger and me futilely trying to rinse it away with NY dirty puddle water...hahahha) . LMFAO ahh...the good ol' days. So if you guys could recommend any great restaurants or shopping/scenic spots to hit up id greatly appreciate it.

I already have a list of the places I wanna go :)
-Times Square (for inglots and the crazy sephora namely LOL)
-MAC PRO store ( I wanna get cantaloupe blush dangit...)
-Spot Dessert Bar in St Marks
-Ruths chris (my FAVE steakhouse omg, the prix fixe menu is such a bomb deal too!)
-Ktown/Jtown/Ctown for asian cosmetics/skincare ish
-The Face Shop
-Central park (this time sans squirrels)
-Lush (I want the sex bomb bath bomb! haha...even though the commercial is horrible)
and thats all I can think of for now..hmm
and the following because of Tiffany's Recs: Shake shack, Joe's Shanghai, Kunjip and the Halal cart! hahaha

Take care guys, and cherish those around you
Life is so short- its really a shame people spend 90% of theirs being pissed off at someone else

love, Jackie Chu

PS. Thank you Alice for your package which I received yesterday =] Alice was the winner of my sedu giveaway and shes such a sweetheart she sent me some stuff back

[There was an extra missha mask but my sister stole it -_-]

"A dog has no use for fancy cars or big homes or designer clothes. Status symbol means nothing to him. A waterlogged stick will do just fine. A dog judges others not by their color or creed or class but by who they are inside. A dog doesn't care if you are rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his. It was really quite simple, and yet we humans, so much wiser and more sophisticated, have always had trouble figuring out what really counts and what does not. As I wrote that farewell column to Marley, I realized it was all right there in front of us, if only we opened our eyes. Sometimes it took a dog with bad breath, worse manners, and pure intentions to help us see."- john grogan

PS. I tweeted this already but in case you dont follow me on twitter...heres the lush video for the sex bomb bath bomb...Idk. It doesn't scream sexy to me. LOL


TinkerBi said...

you have such a great heart!! <3

Mel said...

That was a lovely story about how an animal's love can change your life!

Ooh, Michelle Phan has a video on all the cool eating places in NY! They look so yummy. Let us know if you try any of them out! =)

xoladiihoneyxo said...

Lovely story about animal. It's true that fame means nothing to them but only some... like Paris Hilton's dog is an exception. lol. I'm just kidding about that! I recently got a puppy and he's not a "two face" or anything like that. If he want something, he'll show it right away.

Tiffany said...

AWWW babe I totally agree!! I love my dog to pieces...but she is almost 11 years old now and she's a golden retriever...I get teary-eyed watching her trying to climb up the stairs because I remember when she used to practically fly up she has to pause on every step and it really looks like she is close to just collapsing on the stairs :( I feel bad because I haven't spent a lot of time with her for the past few years...being in NC for school for four years and even now I'm back I just freaking hang out with my boyfriend in OC all the time...BOYS SUCK

okay yeah don't know where that came from but your post just struck a chord with me because I love my dog so much and it's so sad to see her health deteriorate day by day..:(

on a brighter note, have fun in nyc!!! you're going to love it there...and don't worry about hitting up all the spots...the city is very well suited for spontaneity and sometimes those end up being the best nights ;) I do hope you get to try some of ny's bomb food...that's one of the things I miss most about the city


Piggy said...

Glad you got my box of goodies!
Animal friends are awesome and they probably are smarter than a lot of the human population these days.

I have hamsters and they are so funny. My favorite, Squeaks, is like a palm sized dog lol. I take her into our backyard and let her roam around free if it's not raining. Yes. I walk my hamster. A Dwarf Hamster, so it's tiny lol.

Have a fun and safe vacation in NY! I live close but I haven't been there yet. Serendipity is one of the places I'm dying to go to! Don't get bit by more squirrels, lol! <3

April said...

You are so sweet to love animals so much! I am the same! I'm a crazy cat gal. The story about Dorado was too sweet. Those stories make me cry. I agree, I'd rather have pets than friends. LOL!

Nory said...

I made this account simply to follow your blogging, and this blog was absolutely amazing and inspiring :). I love what you said here "Its amazing to think that we can make planes fly in the air, live in outer space and perform open heart surgery but we cant find a peaceful resolution to our problems and differences." I will quote it from now on and hope you don't mind! Haha.

I hate to say it, but seeing people day to day in real life has made me realise how ignorant people are and I'd say that our generation has been so dumbed-down, it's ridiculous!

Ahhh I don't know how to explain it. But you're lifestyle is really inspiring in a sense! I've only been healthy, looked at life and the universe in a positive aspect, and tried to feel more confident the past.. year or so. Before that I really did not have any interest.

Anyway, I don't want to make it a life story of a comment, but it's nice to know there are still people who are beautiful and smart combined :)

Best wishes!