Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
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Who is Bilaal Rajan, you might ask? Well, some of you might know him from an initiative he started last year where he will live life without shoes. I'm sure all of you know the saying, “You never really know someone until you walk a mile in their shoes”. Well, Bilaal took it step further: he went barefoot! He is asked fellow students, teachers and everyone else to do the same, in order to better understand the struggles faced by poor children in the developing world. Did you know that many of them can't afford shoes, let alone attend school or even know where their next meal is coming from.
To commemorate International Children's Day, Bilaal is leading his 2nd annual initiative by going barefoot on June 1st 2010 and he is urging people of all ages to start kicking off their shoes and going barefoot in support of his latest campaign for making change. Whether you are at work or at school, go barefoot! Even better, you can get friends, family or neighbours to sponsor you and that money you have collected can be given to your favourite children's charity. He is especially asking students to speak with their teachers and principals to see if their classes or entire school can kick off their shoes and participate as well.
Also, Bilaal's Making Change Barefoot Initiative is expected to be one of the largest celebrations of in North America. Last year the idea gained momentum across Canada and with people in countries as far away as Australia, Afghanistan, England, Switzerland, Thailand, Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania. How awesome is that! Come join Bilaal and the rest in making change now. You can go to Bilaal's website at http://www.makingchangenow.com/ or http://www.bilaalrajan.com/ to learn more about the initiative and sign up on Facebook too. Come June 1st 2010, I will be kicking off my shoes and take the Barefoot Challenge. Will you take the challenge with me?
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Yay! Our turn! Here is a photo of the technician working on our photo. I am not sure how it works but he somehow converts our colored photo to some black and white photo and if we look at it with 3D glasses, Kevin and I will pop out from the photo! Too bad I cannot show you the photo here. It's like super coooool....definitely worth waiting in line for. By the time we got our 3D photo, it was already past 6 and the fair was winding down. Overall, we had an awesome time and yes, I agree with all those who say that this is the ultimate NYC street fair! I'm glad we went to check it out and we will definitely return next year!!!
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Friday, May 21, 2010
Ahhh the NY Red Bulls booth. It's actually quite sad and pathetic to see the lack of interest for the game among Americans. All the other major league booths were filled with people but nobody really cared for the only MLS team that was represented that day. In fact, they didn't even get a spot in the main sports section. They were out over by themselves, outside of the sports section. Hopefully America does well in the upcoming World Cup (actually, maybe not too well. they are in the same grouping as England and I'm an England fan!). Maybe Americans will start to take notice and give soccer a chance if Team USA shines at the World Cup. Who knows. Anyways, from the Tribeca ESPN Sports Film Festival section, we headed off towards Greenwich St (which is the main section of the whole festival). Will blog more about that next!