Entertainment, Television

Westworld

Westworld

I love this series. It is one of those shows where you have to be patient. When I watched it the first time, I only watched for about 10 minutes and switched to another series.

I went back to watch it a second time because it had received a lot of good reviews. I am glad I stuck with it. After a slow buildup, things get very interesting and you will find it very difficult to not start binge watching the series. I know I did.

You can watch it on Crave TV.

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Free Stuff

Get free Google Home Mini with Premium subscription to Spotify

Click here to read article in Android Central website to find out more about this offer. Click the link in article to register for free Google Home Mini.

If you are current subscriber or if you sign up for a new subscription, you are eligible for this offer.

I registered for this offer. I got email saying that my device is now available. I clicked the link in the email and was taken to Google Store. On April 12, there was no stock available. The next day, I was able to place order for the device. Estimated delivery date is May 3 – May 6. No shipping fees were charged.

I haven’t done much research on the device. I urge my readers to be careful when using the device. Do make sure that you pay very close attention to the privacy settings and not give permissions to Google to listen in to your device and track your activities.

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Activism, Heroes, Video

Proud to be Canadian moment

Snowden Angels

There have been many moments where I have felt proud to be Canadian. I had one of those moments last week when I read in the news that Canada had given asylum to one of the refugees who sheltered Edward Snowden when he was fleeing from the authorities in Hong Kong.

Vanessa Rodel and her daughter Keana Kihinsa arrived in Canada last Monday.

“This is a really great day,” said her lawyer, Robert Tibbo. “She’s departed Hong Kong. She’s left behind all the distress, hopelessness and uncertainty in life, the discrimination and marginalization she has suffered.”

Five other asylum seekers who sheltered Mr. Snowden are awaiting decisions on their applications in Canada. Among them is Ajith Pushpakumara, from Sri Lanka, who said he had fled to Hong Kong after being tortured for deserting the military and faces the possibility of execution if he returns to his native country.

Ajith fled his home country of Sri Lanka in 2003. In Sri Lanka, Ajith signed up for the military when he was 18 years old. In the Ambepussa Army Camp, young recruits were abused daily and often raped by their superiors. A victim of sexual abuse and at one point left for dead, Ajith deserted. When he was caught by the military police, he was then tortured.

With his military background, Ajith acted as Edward Snowden’s bodyguard in Hong Kong in 2013.

For The Refugees is a Canadian not-for-profit organization fighting to prevent the deportation of the Snowden Guardian Angels from Hong Kong and compelling Canada to expedite their relocation to safety.

Click here to visit For The Refugees website.

Click here to watch video about the Snowden Guardian Angels on CBC.

Click here to read article on New York Times about the Snowden Guardian Angels.

Click here to read my blog entry about Edward Snowden and the Survellance State.

Notes: All information in this blog gathered from New York Times article and For The Refugees website.

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Art, Native American

Hoobiyee

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Hobiyee celebration marks Nisga’a Nation’s new year in Vancouver. Click here to read article and watch video posted by CBC News.

Picture above is of Hoobix spoon made by Jaimie Davis. The spoon was exhibited at the 2017 Northern Exposure Art Exhibition hosted by the Spirit Wrestler Gallery. Click here to visit the gallery.

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Humor, Music

Japanese BBQ

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Oops! Ariana Grande wanted to tattoo a translation of her song titled “7 Rings”. Instead, she mistakenly got a tattoo that roughly translates as a “small charcoal grill”.

Click here to read full article published by The Guardian.

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