Sunday, June 29, 2008

Green

Ok. It's time for the talk (those words make you nervous, don't they?) -- the green talk, that is. If you are one of those people who leaves on all the lights or takes 30-minute showers, take a moment to read these facts. A one- or two-minute reduction of your average shower can save up to 700 gallons of water per month. Incandescent light bulbs (the normal shaped ones) produce 90% heat and only 10% light, while halogen lights are only slightly better, but last much longer. See? I bet you never knew that these minuscule changes could save so much energy and water. What are some simple things you can do to be more "green?" Turn off the lights if you're the last one to leave a room. Turn off your TV if you're not watching it. Unplug things like your cell phone charger and stereo so you're not wasting energy. The way I see it, the world needs to give back to mother nature. Right? If we just take and take and take and take, the earth will be practically empty of natural resources for our grandchildren --- and no one wants that! So, be responsible for your own actions and be conscious of what you are doing...or not doing.

I'll bet you think you're not contributing to global warming, don't you? Well, sorry to tell you, but we're all contributing to it in some way. You can find out just how much you are contributing to it by measuring your carbon footprint. A carbon footprint is a measurement of the impact of your activities on the environment. This is measured in terms of the amount of greenhouse gases are produced from your activities. So, go measure at
http://www.conservation.org/act/live_green/carboncalc/Pages/default.aspx

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Friday, June 27, 2008

Mathangi Arulpragasam






Mathangi Arulpragasam, aka M.I.A., is surely entertaining people all over the world. This London-born vocalist/record producer/songwriter/composer/visual artist is doing it all (as you can see due to my numerous /s). M.I.A., in my opinion, represents the Millennial generation. Seriously -- she is a Sri Lankan Brit who raps! Talk about breaking down stereotypes in all forms! She also talks about problems with immigration, politics, and violence. Not to mention that her songs are so catchy! "Boyz", "Paper Planes", and "Galang" keep me dancing around my room all night long. She is truly an inspiration for people who are trying to break into the music industry but are afraid of what people will think. Check her out at http://www.miauk.com/. Let me know what you think.


Also, who else can pull off wearing this?!?

Hello Bloggers and Fellow Millennials,

As you can see, I am a newbie in this wonderful world of blogging. Hopefully, my audience will grow and many people will seek it out to read it! Welcome to The Millennial Life. Sounds sophisticated, no? Just in case you happen to not know what a Millennial is, I will explain. Millennials, or sometimes referred to as Generation Y, is the generation that was born from 1983 to 2001. We are known to voice our ideas and opinions, be tech-savvy, act as global peace makers, fix what other generations have ruined, and to change things for the better. The Millennial life sure is an exciting, liberating, and cultured one. Think about the types of music we listen to, the foods we eat, the clothes we wear, and the books we read; they challenge the status quo and express our individuality. Just in case you are one of those people who are always on their way to the rave or that new vegan-organic-eco-friendly-Chinese resaurant on the corner that your friends have been talking about, stop by my blog to catch up on what's happening in this Millennial world!

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