Fake ramen places, pffft~ Reading this makes me want Wenhao here in Canada right now even more so than I usually do. Ahhhh west coast, I miss it so. The ridiculous snow and wind outside my window are not welcome.Ah you know what chain I would sell my right kidney for? Bon Juk. Like just come over here NOW!
Breakfast of champions ^^
Monday we went for a lovely walk around Coal Harbor, right around the time some people were shot to death in a gang related crime~~ haha. Anyway it was lovely and Shunya has this really really bright flashlight that he loves and so we played around with that~~
Tuesday he met me at work to eat lunch with me and then he studied/watched Game of Thrones/Walking Dead until I was off.
Then we suddenly decided to go to Aberdeen to try this ramen place called Ipputo which is a famous one from Japan. However upon arrival we realized it’s just in name and owned by Chinese people who are just using instant noodles and adding shit into that. He was disgusted ahah so we left and went to this little place owned by the same people as Gyoza King [a really yummy place on Robson that we live near and frequent to the point of them knowing our voices over the phone…]. It was pretty good and we were super full.
We then walked back to the mall and browsed around. I found an AWESOME store that sells so much shit from Japan. Like even condoms and tons of the makeup and it’s not super marked up like most other places. Also they had a bunch of Korean brand stuff, EVEN TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL!!! Which I’ve never heard talk of or seen outside of Korea!! I am TOTALLY going back! I also found a store which carries an extensive range of Paul and Joe Beaute products~~ That also made me so happy! I am considering the face powder. Mostly because it comes in a beautiful big container with a floufy puff thing to put it on. I don’t even need or use the damn product. Such is the allure of Paul and Joe.
We proceeded to try and get Crepes but the girl told us she was closed … in a pretty rude way. But whatever. So we played some racing game at the arcade and I beat him [second time kkkk]. One thing I love about Shunya is that he loves that I’m good at games~ He loves to play. He told me if I was just always losing or not interested he would feel bad and not want to play or not suggest going. I also love that he still likes to play and doesn’t get sore if I beat him~~ It’s so nice^^ Alex stopped playing with me because I always win and he said it wasn’t fun :(
We went to Daiso and got a bunch of stuff we probably didn’t need to get but hell why not~~ We most importantly bought some bubbles so when we get a chance next sunny/nice day we might go outside and play with them. We may have already used one of the 5 little bottles in the bath tub last night kkk ~~
The only down side is both nights we didn’t finish getting ready and settled into bed until midnight. So I’m pretty tired! Also I totally need to do Laundry soon. I need to assess my underwear situation when I get home and decide when I can put it off until~ I don’t want to waste such a beautiful afternoon on laundry~ Then again I always end up saving it for the weekend and wasting a big chunk of my day off on it! However Shunya needs to go too so he can help carry it if we go on the weekend kkkkk
anyway~~ that’s my week so far. not so thrilling but not so bad <3 Hope everyone else was having a good week too!
I can’t get over how much this kind of looks like my mom when she was young ~
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So cute ~
awesome~!! Now let’s just bring this over to where it’s needed and put it to use ASAP
Thanks!! <3 I bet you would look cute in it too~ I especially love the oversized sleeves on the shirt~~
New Technology Allows for Precise Genetic Engineering in Primates
Using a relatively new technology called CRISPR, scientists in China have managed to make multiple, precise genetic changes to the fertilized eggs of monkeys. Two of these fertilized eggs developed into twins that carried genetic changes in the right place with no evidence of changes elsewhere in their DNA — and there are more genetically altered monkeys waiting to be born. We are now entering an era where we can cleanly and predictably change the DNA of primates.
In the near term, monkeys like these will help scientists find treatments for human diseases more quickly. Right now scientists tend to use rats and mice as model systems and what often works well in these animals does not translate to people. This shouldn’t be the case for monkeys. They are so closely related to us that any medicines that work on them have a pretty good shot of working on us too.
It is the long term where things get interesting. If scientists can make these sorts of genetic changes in monkeys, it is only a matter of time before we can do it in people too. In fact, it is close enough that scientists are already working on this sort of thing in a startup in Boston called Editas medicine.
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Oh interesting~~ Soon you could really change your eye or hair colour via DNA~~ haha. I’m sure there are also tons of medical reasons to use the technology too~
I don’t think it would ever be used for height or other traits that are controlled by various factors. It would be too complicated and may not be possible without changing other things.