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Amazon Crap

Okay, this warrants a blog post because a facebook post would just be too long. Plus I keep getting emails now regarding the rest of my CIRO series. For those who have zero clue what I’m talking about, lemme break it down. A year ago, I got wind of a new series, fan fictions really, that Amazon was doing called KINDLE WORLDS. This is where a big name author, create a world, and other authors are then allowed to write their own stories within said world, using one or more of the World Creators (will become WC for this post) characters plus their setting. I was super stoked. I LOVE LOVE LOVE men in uniform and jumped at it when I saw there was a special forces one started by Susan Stokes (who will become SS for this post). I created my CIRO – Beast, Pitbull, Barbie, Zero and Mouth and started writing like the wind. I have fallen so hard for this guys. So far, Beast’s story has done well, was an Amazon bestseller, along …

Allergies – Here we go again

A while back, I wrote a post about people and their allergies. And it seems once again, it’s come around.  A little boy in England is now fighting for his life, because he ate pizza that contained dairy after his father, apparently, asked that there be no dairy in the child’s food because of his allergy to dairy. You can read it here.   The other day I was on a crowded streetcar heading to work. This streetcar was super full, so full, that I had some woman flush against my back. I smelled peanuts and I was thinking, perhaps someone had forgotten to brush after breakfast. But when I turned my head, a woman was seated at one of the window seats, eating a peanut butter sandwich. Of all the things she should be eating in a crowded bus, she chose peanut butter? A while back,  I listened to a comedian talk about how people should keep their kids at home if a sandwich could kill them. This is the kind of close-minded bullshit …

Music Monday – Shinhwa

Band name: Shinhwa (meaning Myth or Legend)      Language: Korean Fandom Name: Changjo Band colour: Orange Members: Eric Mun, Lee Min-Woo, Kim Dong-Wan, Shin Hye-Sung, Jun Jin and Andy Lee Debut date: March 1998 (Which makes them one of the LONGEST running and most successful Kpop bands out there) Military enlistment – complete for all members My favorite members: Jun Jun and Min-Woo Status: Active Favorite songs: Sniper, TOUCH (there are tons of amazing hits but limiting myself to 2) Note: This band is my first Korean Pop obsession and will always be. The members are all in their mid to late thirties (a couple closer to forty). Showcase song: TOUCH – Click here for Lyrics translation Enjoy! Kato

Happy Birthday to A Beat of My Heart

A few years ago, I won’t say how many because that would age myself, I was at my parents’ place and the phone rang. It was my brother calling to inform my parents that our lives were about to change. I was fifteen years old, but even I could see my father’s eyes tear up. I wasn’t sure what was happening, but my mother went running up the stairs muttering something to herself. I was in the middle of watching sports recap on television. But, I stopped, to stare at my father wondering what was going on. Eventually, he explained to me that my niece had been born. Honestly, I didn’t see what the big deal was. People had babies every day. Yes they’re cute and poops a lot but it was just a baby. A couple of nights later, my mother insisted that I wear a warm jacket and we packed ourselves into my mom’s car. My father hates driving at nights so the moment it gets dark and we have to get anywhere …

The Decent

**May contain Spoilers** Starring: Shauna McDonald, Natalie Mendoza, Nora Jane Noone, MyAnna Buring, Saskia Mulder. Blurb: A year after a severe emotional trauma, Sarah (Shauna Macdonald) goes to North Carolina to spend some time exploring caves with her friends; after descending underground, the women find strange cave paintings and evidence of an earlier expedition, then learn they are not alone: Underground predators inhabit the crevasses, and they have a taste for human flesh. Review: First thing’s first. I have no idea who any of these actresses are. They are probably in other things I’ve watched but I didn’t recognize any of them. That’s not the issue. I mean, I’ve watched movies with no name actors and actresses all the time–a good portion of the time I’ve enjoyed these flicks. The Descent started out with promise. The blurb was good–the premise was good but somewhere along the way, someone decided to screw a good thing up. With that said, here’s what I think of this flick. This is the dumbest movie I’ve ever watched. And I’ve …

Merry Christmas!

Hello everyone! This post will be short. 2017 has been a year of trials and joy. I would like to take this moment to thank everyone who stopped by to read what was going on in my head. Thank you for your comments, your private messages, your virtual hugs and kicks in the pants. Thank you for your encouragement and your cheers. I really appreciate it. At this time of the year, I spend WAY too much time watching made-for-tv movies. I binge watch Shawshank Redemption (I know it’s not an xmas movie but come on!), Trading Places and Home Alone. This Christmas season, from my family to yours, I wish you peace, joy and love. Spend the time with those you love. Remember, family isn’t necessarily those who share your DNA, but the people who you chose who adore you for you and make you feel as if you’re worth everything. Love always, Kato

We are Worse than Animals

This post, wasn’t supposed to be about the LGBT community or the hassles they endure on the daily just to be considered human beings. It was supposed to be about something completely different. But, once again, I find myself having to put on my Ally hat and say a few things that’s sitting on my chest. While I waited for this page to load, I was skimming through MSN – I usually do that before I start my day at the office, just to see what fresh hell humans were putting each other through on any given day. I came across an article speaking about the police’s response to the discovery of the body of a transgendered woman. You can read the article here. The lady who found the body said she wasn’t satisfied the police did all they could to alert the public, and she believes it is because the body was of a transgendered woman. She also blamed a local activist group, 519, for not doing its due diligence in alerting the LGBT community …

Road Trip – Port Perry

A few weeks ago, my mother called me up and suggested a road trip. I agreed and then was stuck trying to find a place close enough to Toronto that we could drive there, have a little fun and get back before the cows come home. After digging through the tons of small town around Toronto, I suggested three and she picked Port Perry. I’ve only been there once, years ago to the casino with a couple of friends. I didn’t get a chance to see the actual town. We got in the car and took off. When we arrived, the town struck me as a true small town. It is the kind of place I write about in my books all the time. I love a good small town with one main street, a few stores, a couple of diners, people who knows each other and everyone else’s business. Stepping from the vehicle here was like stepping into the pages of one of my books. I looked both ways and my heart soared seeing …

Hollywood’s Whitewashing Issue

Yes children, I am going there. Hollywood, we have a problem! I write interracial romance and erotica. I Love writing interracial romance and erotica. But I believe when you go into someone’s culture, you show it the respect it deserves. Those who knows me, get that I love culture. When you’re creating a world with a blend, it’s the most beautiful thing. But for a time tested tale like Aladdin, there isn’t much wiggle room to go off half-cocked and change stuff. A few years ago the world imploded when Scarlet Johansson accepted the role of The General in Ghost in the Shell. I was one of those people thinking what in the hell is she thinking when the news reached me. There was absolutely NO excuse for that. Of course she couldn’t say she didn’t know she wasn’t aware of what race the character is supposed to be. Ghost in the Shell had been around for years and a seasoned actress like that must have researched the role before accepting it, right? I mean, it’s not like it’s …

[Jo Date] The Hitman’s Bodyguard

It was a long time coming but finally, last Friday Jo and I got around to going on a date. Well, it was planned for the weekend before but, I had to cancel because I forgot about it (didn’t put it in my calendar and I’m getting up there in age) and then made plans with the niece. So, Friday night we met up and went to see The Hitman’s Bodyguard. Let’s preface what’s to come by saying this – the second I saw the redband trailer for this movie I WANTED IT! Then the I started counting down to the release date. I was going to see this movie with or without someone. I missed the release day because, well, again, I’m old and I forget things. Then finally it was time to see this movie. So, real quick, the movie is about a convicted hitman Darius (Samuel L. Jackson) who is needed by the Hague to testify for the prosecution seeking to convict a war criminal and former dictator, Vladislav (Gary Oldman).  Michael …