Last Monday I chose three YouTube videos to share on my Blog. So in continuing with the YouTube spirit I thought I would pick three more videos to share. I think Mondays can be stressful for everyone so it is my goal to make it a little better or in other words, more tolerable.
As you may or may not know, I live in Canada. As soon as you hear that I'm sure there are preconceived notions that come to mind. No, we do not have winter year round but when it is the winter season it will get VERY COLD. Like, 40 below cold in extreme weather, which means snow and wind. I'm not kidding. Okay the average winter temperature is probably closer to -20 degrees Celsius (-4 degrees Fahrenheit my American friends) but still. Let's just say Canadians are familiar with cold temperatures. As a side note to America, Y U NO CONVERT TO METRIC ALREADY! IT MAKES MORE SENSE! Water boils at a 100 degrees as opposed to 212 and freezes at O instead of 32! Seriously! Stop being stubborn and get on with the rest of the entire world. Anyway, here are some videos!
See you next Monday!
On the Seventh Day of Christmas,
My blogger gave to me
In the murky darkness of space there are ships designed to fold the corners of time. They slip through the milky stars with precision, piloted by the very best. In this galaxy far, far away space is shared by smugglers, bounty hunters and the ever watchful Empire. There are small pockets of resistance, struggling to survive under the iron fist but their resources are limited. Despite their limitations they work tirelessly to achieve their dreams of freedom.
At the end of October my city had the pleasure of hosting the Star Wars Identities Exhibition. I had been looking forward to it since last year when I first heard they were coming. Up until today I could only imagine what wonders were in store and my goodness, it was wondrous. I visited the exhibit with my family and partner. I suppose the first thing I should mention is that I had bought tickets online for a specific time, well it turns out they were running an hour behind schedule. Even though we showed up early we didn't have the pleasure of getting into the exhibit for over an hour. What did we do with our time? Browsed the other galleries and mostly waited in line. Despite the long wait I would have to say it was definitely worth it.
When we finally made it to the front of the line we were presented with an ear piece, receiver and wrist band. Then we watched a quick 5 minute video on the quest we had all undertaken to discover the hero inside of each of us. It made me so very excited. I cannot fully explain the excitement that was coursing through my veins. Star Wars has been one of my favourite stories my entire life and here I was about to witness some of the greatest props, costumes and concept art that has ever existed. I got to see Boba Fett, C-3P0, R2-D2, Yoda, Han, Leia, Chewbacca...you name it! They were all there!
Maybe you're wondering what they meant by discovering the hero inside of us, well the wristbands we were given were more special than any of us realized. The exhibition had an interactive feature; inside were 10 stations each with a question designed to develop a personal character. You would press the wristband against an illuminated hexagon and voila! You would make choices in order to pick what kind of Star Wars character you wanted to create. The questions ranged from what species you are, how your parents raised you, what your personality was like to choosing the empire or rejecting the offer.
The best part about creating your own character was the consideration they had put into designing these questions. They actually used a variety of psychological theories that were very familiar to me. I truly appreciated that. What an awesome and brilliant idea! Not only were we able to enjoy the amazing movie props but we each created a unique and memorable character. If you ever have the opportunity to visit Star Wars Identities you should take it! I thoroughly enjoyed myself. It was truly a wonderful experience.
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