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I’m Tracy Au and I have graduated from the Professional Writing program from university. I am an aspiring screenwriter, so this blog is used to promote my writing and attract people who will hire me to write for your TV show or movie. I write a lot about writing, TV, movies, jokes, and my daily life and opinions. I have another blog promoting my TV project at

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Baby saved in Nepal/ Homeless man finds home

 Apr. 29 Baby saved in Nepal: I found this on Yahoo news:

Twenty-two hours after the massive earthquake that demolished buildings and killed more than 5,000 people in Nepal, a 4-month-old boy was rescued from the rubble. 

The boy, named Sonit Awal, was buried under the rubble of his family’s house in Bhaktapur, near Kathmandu, when it collapsed during Saturday’s earthquake. According to a story in local newspaper Kathmandu Today, translated by the Guardian, rescuers tried until midnight to extract the baby from bricks and other debris that had fallen on him during the quake, but were unsuccessful. The next morning, after the child’s father said he heard the baby crying throughout the night, the rescue team returned, and by 10 a.m. Sunday, it finally pulled the child to safety.

Sonit Awal was alive and, the paper reported, found free of injuries after a visit to Bhaktapur hospital. Bhaktapur was one of the areas hardest hit by the earthquake that, as of Wednesday, had killed more than 5,000 people in Nepal. Several rescue teams have been deployed to the densely-packed residential community — where mostly brick-and-wood houses and apartment buildings collapsed under the pressure — and they continue to pull survivors like Sonit from the wreckage.

Miss Venezuela murderers: I wrote about her murder before.  Here's an excerpt:

A Venezuelan court has sentenced two teens to four years in prison for their role in the killing of former Miss Venezuela Monica Spear and her partner last year.

The attorney general's office said the minors, aged 15 and 17, admitted taking part in the attack that killed the couple and wounded their five-year-old daughter in January 2014.

Racism: Here's an excerpt:

And he's out. An Emmy-winning host at Univision was fired on Thursday, Mar. 12, after comparing First Lady Michelle Obama to characters in Planet of the Apes.
"I feel embarrassed," Figueroa wrote in Spanish. "I apologize, because there is no excuse for a professional like me to do these types of comments that can be interpreted as offensive and racist in such volatile times in our country. I take responsibility for this lack of judgment on my part, but I can not accept being called a racist by anyone and be dismissed as such, and publicly humiliated by Univision after 17 years in this business."
My opinion: At least he apologized and he seemed sincerely embarrassed and remorseful about it.

Homeless man finds home: Here's some good news I found on Yahoo:

A man who spent years sleeping in a cardboard box by a bus stop found a bank account he had forgotten - with enough money for the deposit on a house.

‘John Helinski, 62, says, ‘I remember sleeping under the benches there. No one would see me.’

‘I guess I'm exhilarated, excited, you know.’

Helinski had forgotten all about the account - the bank it was with had changed name in the intervening period.

But unbeknown to him, Social Security benefits had been being paid into the account all the time he was homeless.

When Helinski found it again, it had enough money for the deposit on a house.

Baby name dispute: Here's some quirky news:

Some parents-to-be poll their friends and family about what to name their unborn child. Nicholas Soukeras has bigger ideas. He and wife Kseniya Soukeras don’t know the gender of their baby (due in August) but if it’s a boy, the Astoria, N.Y., man is trying to convince her to name him Spyridon, after Nicholas’ father — and he’s asking the Internet to back him up.

The 37-year-old created a petition titled “Godly Right to Name First-Born Son Spyridon” on in the hopes of gathering 100,000 endorsements for his chosen moniker. (As of Tuesday, he’s garnered just 2,200 votes.) If he hits his target, Kseniya has agreed to accept the name, even though the one she prefers is Michael, the name of her own father. 

My opinion: Spyridon should be a middle name.

Vin Diesel: This actor named his daughter Pauline in honor of his friend and Fast and Furious co-star Paul Walker.  I thought that was sweet.

100 churches, 100 Sundays: I found this article in the Edmonton Journal and it's about a blog, so I was interested in reading it:

On Sunday morning, Alanna Lastiwka is ready for anything.

When she’s not too hungover to roll out of bed, the 24-year-old liquor store employee settles into her weekly ritual. She checks her computer and maps out a bus route. Then she heads to church.

Lastiwka isn’t your average pew warmer. She drinks, cusses and says she’s been exposed to enough second-hand marijuana fumes to impair an elephant. She’s also spent the last year-and-a-half chronicling Edmonton’s spiritual, ethnic and social diversity, part of a personal project to visit and write about 100 houses of worship on her blog, 100 Churches 100 Sundays.

May 6 Alberta elections: I voted yesterday.  Looks like NDP won the majority.

Ryan Gosling eats cereal for fan: I found this to be sweet and funny:  

Today’s viral headline: Ryan Gosling eats cereal.

While it may not sound like breaking news, the story behind the actor’s snack is actually quite sweet.
On Sunday, Ryan McHenry died of bone cancer. He was 27.

The Scottish Vine star is best remembered for the “Ryan Gosling Won’t Eat His Cereal” meme, in which he attempts (unsuccessfully) to spoon-feed Gosling through his TV screen.

According to The Verge, “McHenry first uploaded a six-second Vine showing Gosling appear to reject an offered spoonful of cereal in early 2013. Six months later, he discovered he was suffering from osteosarcoma — a type of bone cancer — in his leg. The Scottish filmmaker told The Verge that he was able to keep positive for the audience he had built up on Vine and Twitter, posting ‘cancer selfies,’ videos, and other stories from his hospital bed and during treatment.”


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