Sunday, October 30, 2016

A City Girl living on a Turkey Farm by Rebekah Walton







Despite the fact that my coworkers and boss (at the movie theater) joke about me having weird ideas about life because I am ''just a farm girl'' and am not living in the real world, I have only living on a Turkey Farm for about two years, and it has not affected my life so much to change my views of the world.

(Previously, I use to live in the city of Seattle for nine years of my life until I moved into the suburbs of Renton for 3 years and then moved to Texas and lived in a campground for six months. After the campground my parents bout a motor home and we lived in that, until some friends offered we stay at their oversized shack on their farm. At that time, although we lived on a farm, we did not really have a farm and we only lived there for three years and then promptly moved to Colorado. In Colorado, we lived in suburbs once again and just two years ago bought a farm. Anyway, I will get back to this part later.)

When I lived in the city of Seattle, I guess I was not exactly the typical city girl you think of. I would listen to audiotapes of Sugar Creek Gang nearly all Saturday or any free time I had that I wasn't playing outside. I loved and still do love that series. Well, as any good fan of that series knows, you cannot get around the fact that all the main characters live on farms, and Bill Collins the main guy (who I had a crush on), talked about his farm life all the time. I wanted to live on a farm, it was my childhood dream, so to finally be able to fulfill it is a dream come true. Now, that does not mean that farm life is all fun and games. Farm life is very hard work and sometimes, you wish you did not have to do the hard work that comes with farm life. But, when you see the cute baby chicks and baby turkeys, see the toms puff up for the first time, look up and see the stars at night, hear the sounds of gobbling turkeys or pick fresh food from your garden(I love our dragon carrots) you realize why you wanted to live on a farm in the first place. I must say I love living on our farm and I am looking forward to having a barn.

Right now, since we have just recently started up our farm we have a limited number of animals and not enough buildings to get all the animals we dream of having. We have 3 cats (soon to get four, our fourth will be a Maine Coon, I can't wait.), 1 dog (she is around 17, we have had her for all years since she was a small puppy), 1 wild rabbit (our lop ear rabbit got accidently released on our farm and we can't find it, but that is another story for another time, our cats caught a wild rabbit and we saved it from them), about 150-200 birds counting chickens and turkeys (on an average day we get three dozen chicken eggs),  and 2 guard llamas (they guard the farm from foxes and neighborhood dogs). I am really hoping we can get ducks, hamsters, a horse or two (Icelandic horses are so cute!), geese, and a  hedgehog pretty soon. But, before that we need a barn, and since most farming communities (excluding Amish) have stopped having barn raising events, building a barn is going to be very hard.

Actually, if you think that is a lot of animals just wait for the number of animals we had in Seattle. We had frogs, salamanders, newts, lizards of all kinds, silk moths and worms, crickets, cats, a dog (the same dog), six chickens, 4-6 bunnies, a squirrel (for a short time), and a cockroach, a and that's all the animals I can remember I am sure we had some I am missing.  In Renton, we had 100 chickens, 6 cats, 1 dog (the same dog), and over 6 bunnies, an a iguana, and many other animals. For a short time in Colorado and Texas we had almost no animals around 3 or 4 (1 dog and 2-3 cats) but, thankfully that has changed. Personally, I love animals and could I constantly want more. When I get my own house it is going to be filled in and out with animals of some kind. The only animals I am against as pets are rats and mice. They should be food you feed to cats, snakes etc.

Yes, this farm girl may not have lived on a farm for long but she loves it and she wished she could live in the country or mountains forever. (I hate the city. I just love living out far away from everyone. My world is so much more awesome.) I even thought about living on a deserted island. You know you can actually buy your own island!

Here is footage of our farm:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCTHZwifmfs&list=PLCfR_J_v5RLtXBoNJvCcxlRDFJGt4ow5q&index=3


Friday, October 28, 2016

Hua Mulan by Rebekah Walton

With the news of a coming Disney live action film, there are several things that I wish to mention and address. Despite what many people think Mulan is not a feministic story. Not even the Disney version of Mulan is feministic although people like to believe it is. (My opinion on a Chinese cast, please cast all famous actors of China if you want China to like it. And I would really like it if you cast Lay, Luhan, Kris, and Tao all as soldiers in this movie. They are also really big names in China.)

The point of the Hua Mulan legend is how she was loyal to her country China, this is what all the movies and other media about her in China are about. 

The Chinese legend describes her as a skilled warrior and a skilled seamstress. No one finds out that she is a woman and when they do no one cares. All anyone ever cares about is the good of China. She is good at everything kind of like the woman in Proverbs 31 which no one claims is feministic or somehow better than men because she is a really good wife. The same thing here, this lady Mulan is really good at anything she does, they are not saying that women should rule over men or that women are better than men and should get more privileges, they are not even promoting equality between genders, they are just saying that China is awesome and everyone should die for it no matter if you are a man or a woman.

After the war, Mulan goes back to her normal life, she even gets married in most of the versions of the story.And most of the versions of the story have her soldiers finding out after the battle, when she invites them to her house that she is infact a girl. They don't care for the most part and go on with life. Although in a few versions, she marries one of them. Either way, it is not mentioned ever that she would be killed if found out and no one left her for dead when they found out. They said,''Awesome,'' and went on with life as normal.

Mulan in the Disney version (first movie only) is bad at everything. She is not good at being at woman or a man. She somehow makes people believe she is a man, although I guess she is not good at being a woman so they just things she is a loser guy. In this story, she somehow gets better at being a man by doing things not by strength but mostly working out a different way to do them and then saves the country of China and is left for dead when they find she is a girl. But, she sees the bad guys have not died and with some soldier buddies saves the emporer as a girl. Then she goes back home and the general proposes.

This Mulan is not feministic either (first movie only), she just believes honor is the best thing in life and she must fulfill this duty of honor. Eventhough she tends to fail at everything and somehow still get a guy.

The legend of Mulan is about being patriotic to China and that's it.

Links to legend of Mulan:
http://chinesegarden101.blogspot.com/2011/10/story-of-mulan.html
http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/ps/china/mulan.pdf

Links to movies of Mulan:
https://dettoldisney.wordpress.com/2011/11/18/mulan-vs-the-legend-of-hua-mulan/


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Black Privilege....White Privilege? Male Privilege......Female Privilege? by Rebekah Walton

I have never seen this privilege  people are referring to. I had chocolate friends in college and no one was talking about this privilege that us palefaces get. I have never seen a job that had something against anyone either, unless they were prone to commit a crime. I was a minority at my job as a janitor at the Denver Performing Arts Center, I was the only paleface female.

I did not feel excluded or somehow unprivileged at all, I talked to the girls at the job and they were all pretty friendly to me. The guys did sometimes talk but, I usually wasn't doing a shift with them. So, I haven't seen privileges either way.

My last job was working at a theatre, there was no excluding of anyone or creating privileges for anyone else, no matter what shade of color they might be or what gender. Now, over 30 years ago (actually way more than that) sure my mom was excluded because she was female in high school from a drafting class. But, one that was a long time ago and that was just her school. Not every school even thirty or so years ago had that probably. My mom tended to get the bad teachers in school and or a principal (when she was teaching) who did not think anymore than one computer was needed in a computer class, even though they had 30 students or so.

I have never seen male privilege  really in action at all. I would like to know where it is in action, because my mom majored in Physics (the only girl  in a group full of guys, that's where she met Dad). and in college she did not experience any of this supposed favoritism towards men. For those of you that think boyscouts is male privilege, it's not, it's just a place where boys can have some guy bonding time and actually make friends without having girls around to distract them. Both of my brothers were in Boyscouts and they had really great friends. If you feel excluded as a girl, join Venturing, I did. We even get to go to Philmont as a Venturer and you get a card that says you belong to the Boyscouts of America. So, you can technically say, I am a Boyscout. Venturing has some pretty high ranks and their top rank is harder than Eagle. (Not that I made any ranks while I was in it, I have heard this from other boyscouts, our venturing crew did not really worry about ranks we just had fun, hiking and climbing).





I would argue that if there is any prejudices going around, it's a prejudice against homeschoolers. I am homeschooled and I found a few obstacles in my way. When I thought I wanted to join the Marines (bad decision (for me) I know, thank goodness I have a smart Dad), I had to take a math test. I was told because I was homeschooled I had to get a higher grade than public school kids. (I got a higher grade and passed that test by the way).

Also, I have met people who hate homeschooling, I had a college teacher like this, we did not get along. Most tests that homeschoolers have to take end of the year more extensive than public school kids. They require more from us because we were homeschooled, why?

Now, a lot of people are going to argue that some colleges offer special scholarships for homeschoolers, and they are right some colleges do. Others may argue we tend to be smarter so of course we would be tested correctly according to our average grade. And of course, this is true but this is also an insult to public schooled kids.

But, saying that is like saying all public schooled kids are stupid. Now, maybe they are, but, that is no reason to embarrass the public school kids and require everyone to get a higher grade than them. (Just joking guys, I have public school friends). This is prejudice against homeschoolers for learning more in school.

[Now, the facts truly show that homeschoolers in general just tend to test better than the public schooled ones. Why is this? Well, we are made to learn the info while others (the kids who were not left behind because of the No Child Left Behind Act) barely learned how to read and were pushed through highschool. So, what am I saying? Well, some kids need more time than others and we should not just push them through at a unruly speed so that spend 12 years learning nothing.]

But, all that to say a point I have never seen privileges either way, Male, Female, or any shade of color privilege.

Links to resources:
http://www.nheri.org/research/research-facts-on-homeschooling.html
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/aug/30/home-schooling-outstanding-results-national-tests/

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Some things that really bug me by Rebekah Walton

I know I said that I would write those posts about Bible topics and People but, I am visting my Grandpa and I don't have a lot of time, so, those posts are going to wait till after September 10, when I get back home.

I will have more time then, because I will be stuck at home taking care of the Turkeys and Chickens and doing homework for my online schooling.

I promise I will work on those and get those up pretty soon after I arrive home. That will be the first time I will be doing a collab for my post, it's exciting and I can hardly wait. But, right now, I just wanted to do a post on two things that bug me.

If you have read anything of what I written on here concerning feminists,you probably know I tend to hate them (not the people necessarily, but, what they do that ruins me and everyone else.). They tend to get really annoying and I hate talking with them. This is why I call myself an anti-feminist most of the time. Sometimes, when I am watching a perfectly good movie or tv show they like to ruin it by making feministic comments. Feminists take the fun out of anything. I watch Kdramas, and yet there are a group of feminists there who like watching these dramas and commenting when the guy does something romantic or nice or saves the day and say something like,''I want the girl to save the day, Why couldn't she save the day, or I hate wrist grabs.''

To me, it is just annoying. But, I hate turning off the comments because I have to watch most dramas by myself and I want to feel like I am watching these dramas with other people. But, also I wonder why feminists are watching kdramas in the first place. Because to me, all kdramas are in general anti-feminstic by nature and I love that about them. My favorite fairytale is Cinderella and so I love anything that reminds me of that. (By the way, the best Cinderella movie ever was the Cinderella Tv movie in 1997 with Whitney Housten.)



So, moving on, another thing that feminists do that bugs me is tell men to never open doors for them. This is rude and horrible, it's like they are doing it to ruin my life because I love it when men open doors for me. It lets me know that they respect me and are thinking about others before themselves. Now, just to let you know I do not expect this treatment from guys and I open doors on my own usually, because I am not expecting it, but, that doesn't mean that I do not like it when men do this for me. Infact, it made my year when one guy did this for me at Bible college. Bible college was awesome, it happened more than once and I loved it. But, I really remeber the first time it happened much better than the few other times it happened. I was carrying books and walking to the cafeteria door. A boy talking to his friend walked through the door and then noticed me even before I got to the door. He apologized to me and then quickly opened the door. It was so awesome and sweet and I had no clue who he even was. I felt treasured like I was special. I mean even with my books I could have opened that door but, he was nice and opened it for me. Best day at college ever!

Well, I think I am done with that subject, thank goodness.

I know that I have mentioned one time before that I love guys with beards. But, the beard things goes beyond liking those guys. For me, I just want all guys around me to grow beards, be it  my father, (he has an awesome beard),cousins, brothers, friends, or co workers. Because of this, I love no shave November when all the guys start growing their awesome beards! So, it of course, irrates me when guys around me with awesome beards decide they should shave. It's like they are trying to ruin my life because they know I like beards. I know they are not, but, I feel depressed every single time it happens. Guys please keep your beards, you look awesome don't listen to anyone who tells you differently.


(My Dad is the awesome bearded guy, my older brother is the other guy with a nice beard and I am still trying to convince my younger brother to let his grow.) (By the this is not my whole family we are missing my oldest sister who is married.)

Well, that's all for today.





Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Biblical Talks Series by Rebekah Walton and Family


I decided I was going to do some Biblical discussions on my blogger. I will be picking people mentioned in the Bible and do in depth studies on them from using the Bible and some out side historical sources if any can be found.

I decided this would be quite fun and I could state some opinions of these people by members of my family. These would be most likely people who some tend to forget about or there is not a not written on them. Also, I decided to do some posts on people from the Bible and what my siblings think of them. In these posts, I will be picking people my family has found that many people tend to see in a different light from my family. We will be stating our views on these people and probably bringing up some things that most people tend to forget about them.

Why I decided to do these posts, well, in general I have gotten tired of people saying things that when I looked up the verses did not seem to follow from the Word and some things which are repetitively wrong in children's books. The main idea is to address these inaccurate things and present the real people from the Bible.

The worst thing we could do is misrepresent what the Bible says to others.

For those who want to know, I am not a Biblical scholar in Greek or Hebrew and no one is my family is a pastor, but, I have read the scriptures a lot and listened to a lot of sermons and I will be reading commentaries on these things.

The first three people will be Jacob, Michal (David's Wife), and Matthias (the 12th disciple).

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The race of guys I like and love by Rebekah Walton

The guys who are part of the human race. I am not in love with animals, or parts of plants. At least not in the same way. The men I like do not have to look similar in anyway shape or form. And most of them do not follow my ideal look in a guy at all. 

Frankly, my ideal look for a guy would be a full head of red hair and a duck dynasty beard (I am not joking, I love their beards.). But, this does not describe frankly most of the guys I meet, or see. And this does not stop me from liking multiple guys who look nothing like this. But, in my personal opinion, all guys (regardless of whether they have a beard or not or can grow a duck dynasty beard) would look ten times better with a beard. So, now I will list a number of guys I like: (Some of them look similar and some do not)


Will Poulter from Narnia and the Maze Runner. Frankly, I was distracted the whole time in Maze Runner I was just fan girling the whole time over him!Maybe it's his eyebrows too, I know I have a thing for eyebrows.




Skandar Keynes from Narnia as Edmund. I love his hair especially when it's curly or wavy.




David Hoflin from Ocean Girl, here is a picture from back then, and here is a picture from now in the present. 





He has a beard in this picture!



Now, this one may catch you in surprise for Michael Rosenbaum from Smallville is completely bald in this picture. And although, it is true in real life that Michael is not bald, I did not see his pictures with his hair until recently. I liked him in Smallville and I never saw him with hair in Smallville. He pullls off the bald look very well. 



Christopher Eccleston from Doctor Who (Doctor 9) and Heroes. He looks good with and without a beard, but, I prefer the with beard look in Heroes. But, I did see him in Doctor Who first and he is my favorite Doctor.



Choi Siwon from Super Junior, who I might add also looks awesome with a beard, is next on the list. He is the only one so far that I could possibly marry, because he, unlike the rest so far, is a devoted Christian. I don't know about the rest but,I know about him because he makes it obvious. Yes, I like Korean guys who sing and act, because what is there not to like about that?


Benedict Cumberbatch is the next one, and he just got recently married, so,congratulations to him and the new Mrs. 






Kim Woo Bin a Korean Model, and an Actor, has to go next. Again I love his eyebrows. 




Choi SeungHyun or as He is known by his stage name T.O.P. He is a rapper in the Kpop group BIGBANG. Again another guy with awesome eyebrows. What is up with these guys and their eyebrows?




Lee Seung Ki, Korean actor and singer, he can even pull off the long hair look. And I love his dimples when he smiles, they make me smile. He recently started dating his longtime crush Yoona, so I wish him the best and I am really happy for him.






Choi Jin Hyuk, Korean Actor, who played the father of Lee Seung Ki in a tv show, also can pull off the long hair or short hair look.



Kim Soo Hyun, a Korean actor who can sing, is now promoting Korea more than ever before. If you go into an Hmart or Face Shop, you will definitely see him on things.


Jang Geun Suk, my favorite Korean Actor, is awesome and also uses his eye brows while acting. These men and their eyebrows. 


Ahn Jae Hyun is a Korean model and an actor, similar to Kim Woo Bin. He just recently got a part playing a vampire in Blood a new kdrama. But, he is more well known for his part in my Love from the Stars. (Edit: May 21, 2016) Ahn Jae Hyun just got married to Gu Hye Sun, his costar in the Blood drama!

 Lee Jong Suk is a Korean Model and Actor and has played in a number of lead roles.
Lee Jong Suk and Kim Woo Bin are best friends as they are both models and actors and have many times done things together. In fact, they were leads in a drama called School 2013 and played best friends.


Now, back to what I was orignailly talking about. I wanted to make the point that I just don't like guys that look alike. Frankly, even though most of these guys were Korean it really had nothing to do with their nationality. I like them for their looks, yes, but, their looks are very different from each other. (I also love their personalities.)

Now, the only I do have to admit that my first crush in real life was a blond so, that might have something to do with the blonds in this list. 
But, as you can see that is not an overwhelming majority among these guys. Plus, these are not the only guys I like there are many more, but, that would take to long to list them all.

Anyway, the reason I decided to do this was to prove that I just don't like one particular look of a guy. I don't care about his nationality or color of his skin, that does not matter to me. There have been some African American guys which I thought had good looks as well, but, they happen to not be celebrities, so, I did not want to put them on here. I also, like Amish guys, but, you can't get their picture at all. If I were to marry an Amish guy, I would definitely become Amish with him, and I would no longer use the internet, but, it would be a dream come true for me!

Someone once asked why some white girls like Asian guys. To answer this just look at the Koreans guys above, or for that matter think about it, they are all guys no matter what country they came from. 

Also, to all the other people who opposed to different nationalities marrying each other, think about it we all came from the same race, the Human Race.



Sunday, July 07, 2013

Aurora Colorado Tragedy

Listen to this it might help if you are still struggling with the shooting as I am.