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A Night at the Oscars, A T-Shirt, and A Trip to Asia

By: Leslie Cebula
By: Leslie Cebula

Leslie reflects on what caught her attention this week- the Slumdog Millionaire kids who went to the Oscars, her good friend's t-shirt company which blossomed from a college idea, and a simple question a woman asked Hillary Clinton when she visited South Korea last week.

 

Slumdog Millionaire won Best Picture and the kids who star in the film and live in the slums got to grace the stage in L.A.!  I didn't get a chance to see all the awards but I did get to see  them at the Oscars before the ceremony began and at the end accepting the award with the entire cast!  It made my day to know that they got to experience this.  I also saw on BBC World News America this week that the two children are going to school each day and the money they earned from the movie is being put into trust funds that they will be able to access later if they finish school.  This report from the BBC World News America takes you directly to where they live.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/world_news_america/7902682.stm 

On a different note, I spoke with one of my college roommates this week who also majored in Communication, specifically electronic media.  Well she's very charismatic and we all knew and know she'll become famous someday.  She always said "hey wom" (short for woman) instead of "hey girl" or "hey whats up?" and a group of us women called ourselves "the wem"(short for women).  She started the trend of abbreviating words at the University of Dayton and pretty soon it was popping up on other classmates' facebook pages and even one of our friend's sister started calling her group of friends "the little wem."   It was so popular that my friend got the rights for it and started a t-shirt brand called "wom" by Monica.  The Web site just got started this month and her t-shirts are already in stores in L.A.

You can check them out by going to www.wombymonica.com

Lastly I was listening to NPR in the car last week and I heard the report that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in South Korea but my ears really started to perk up when I heard the question a student asked when Clinton was at the Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea.  According to http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=100919589

Michele Kelemen writes:

"One student asked her how she knew her husband, former President Bill Clinton, was and is her love.

"You know I feel more like an advice columnist than a secretary of state today," Clinton said, laughing.

She went on to describe Bill Clinton as her best friend, saying they have an endless conversation and never get bored.

One student asked her how she knew her husband, former President Bill Clinton, was and is her love.

"You know I feel more like an advice columnist than a secretary of state today," Clinton said, laughing.

She went on to describe Bill Clinton as her best friend, saying they have an endless conversation and never get bored.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=100919589

 

I hope you had a great week!

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