one bad yelper spoils the bunch

it’s not really just one but it’s because of reviewers like this guy who fancies himself a critic more than a consumer that ruins yelp for me. i always forget that yelp is just a community of people whose reviews are based on their own personal preferences without trying to be objective.

in other words, they’re more opinions rather than evaluations. it’s the same reason i don’t ask people for fashion or hair advice. the truth is, most people don’t have a clear vision of how they want to look, much less how to execute that. how can i trust them to tell me what is appropriate for enhancing my personal style when they can’t even determine theirs? i should always keep the same attitude about yelpers. while reading reviews is useful, the most trustworthy opinions are the ones you form yourself from firsthand experiences.

 

and by the way, i happen to love mambo’s seafood on hillcroft.

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How important are grades to you? (via a life review)

i feel this way about school all the time. grades are very disillusioning a lot of times.

How important are grades to you? an article for Meld Magazine. Thanks to Karen Poh for editing it! 🙂 Marcella Purnama discovers grades aren't the best measure of success. THE first time I discovered grades ruled my life was when I was preparing my high school graduation speech. I came across American student Erica Goldson’s words, which struck a deep chord in me. She said in her valedictorian speech: “I have successfully shown that I was the best slave. I did what I was told to … Read More

via a life review

this is technically playing soccer for mls, right?

so because boyfriend was unfairly terminated from his job for getting surgery (thanks a lot, houston zoo), he took another job a month ago. he is one of three tour coordinators for mls futbolito, a soccer tournament that travels across the country for the summer (from what i can tell, the three coordinators are basically in charge of making the entire thing run smoothly but don’t quote me on that). i wasn’t too keen on him being away for an entire summer but it’s good work experience for him. anyway, one of the stops is houston which brings me to my next point: the tournament is going to be here next week!

the following is from the futbolito website:

As the official 4 v 4 tournament of Major League Soccer, MLS ¡Futbolito! brings fast-paced soccer action to 8 communities across the country. The day-long event offers food, music and fun activities for the whole family, all alongside a fierce and fun soccer competition for all ages. Sign your team up today, and we’ll see you on the field!

it’s free if you just want to watch but there’s a fee to sign up a team. if you’re interested at all or want more information, the mls futbolito website has an faq section. if you have a question that’s not on there, maybe you can hit me up and i’ll annoy boyfriend about it. it gives me a reason to blow up his cell phone.

(mls ¡futbolito! in spanish)