Being mean and indifferent.
Sick with the same disease I want to be the cure of.
I close my eyes
What a beautiful sight
Sleeping to dream about you
And I’m so tired
Of having to live without you
But I don’t mind
Sleeping to dream about you” —
Sleeping to Dream (Jason Mraz)
I really love this song.
Isn’t it silly that at the littlest hint of interest, a girl’s heart flutters.
And because of false hope, the heart soars.
When truth sets in, the heart does a backflip and your tummy feels sick.
And here I thought we could’ve made a great couple. Silly me.
Cote d’Ivoire is a country in the west of Africa which produces more than 40% of the world’s cocoa crop.
In 2001 reports confirmed widespread child labor on cocoa farms Cote d’Ivoire and hundreds of children being trafficked from nearby Mali. The conditions these children were working in was characterized as dangerous and they were forced to work long hours.
In 2002 it was discovered that 284,000 children trapped in forced labor in the West African cocoa industry. The majority of these (200,000) were to be found in Cote d’Ivoire. Many of these child laborers were discovered to have been trafficked from Mali, Burkina Faso, and Togo.
The 2000 US State Department Human Rights report said “ It is estimated that some 15,000 Malian children work on Ivorian cocoa and coffee plantations. Many are under 12 years-of-age, sold into indentured servitude for $140 (100,000 FCFA), and work 12-hour days for $135 to $189 (95,000 to 125,000 FCFA) per year.” The vast majority of children will be working on cocoa plantations.
Industry said they would guarantee the end of trafficked labor in the cocoa industry by 2005. They have failed to do this. They say they will cover half the farms in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire by 2008—but even this will not make sure all farms are free from using trafficked children—they say it’s too difficult
What progress has actually been made? The chocolate industry has put some pilot projects in place, which help to encourage education and train farmers to be more efficient, but this does not address the real problem, which is to stop the use of trafficked labor.
One Voice to end Slavery/Justone and Stop the Traffik have created the Sex and Chocolate Campaign bringing awareness, creating networks and mobilizing everyday people to end this injustice.
It’s kind of a big deal. I am making the choice to boycott chocolate, and I hope you’ll join me. I want to stand for what is right, and in this desire, I can not support something so wrong.
Thank you for listening.
The saddest part is, I know some “christians” who won’t care about this.
What’s your birthday wish?
My birthday wish was… Actually I didn’t think of a birthday wish. But I have birthday goals! and this year, I’ll travel. 22 is going to be good.
You told me someone suggested that you make a union. Apparently you care too much for the welfare of others, not a good trait insofar as corporations are concerned. Haha. Got into any good pastime lately?
Sorry it took so long to answer this. A good pastime? Well there’s rockband2 and gears of war2. And i’m also a tumblr addict. Looking for random inspirations to brighten up my day.
Being the oldest sister and all, I get jealous when my sisters talk about other girls they know that they idolize. Like a friend, or a cousin. Someone a bit too close to home. It’d be totally okay if they talked about celebrities.
I dunno. I just want them to look up to me. I know they do but of course not all the time.
Silly me. I know. :)