Painful cancer

August 1, 2007

I know this is coming too soon after Blogathon, but there’s a reason why cancer is hard not only on the patient, but the people around them. Doesn’t always have to be family and friends.

Compared to her day, I’m just glad that my biggest worries of the day was getting home from work on a weak car battery and the case of my missing grandmother, which turned out that she had been with my uncle at church and he didn’t bother telling us. -_-“

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Reposted from here.

In the wide world of dating, there are many options. Do you go for the flashy guy with the smooth smile, or the dude in the corner typing away on his laptop? The following are reasons why I think my fellow females should pay more attention to the quiet geeks and nerds, and less attention to the flashy boys.
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Feeling nostalgic?

May 30, 2007

Kopi Kat Klan album
Why you so like that album.

AKA The Hilarious satire albums we had in Childhood. Sorry they’re not labelled with title tracks.

Edit: Links updated.

This is too similar

May 28, 2007

Anata would probably recognise this scene. So would my previous two exes. ^^

This is too similar to what I would be doing with them if I was too lazy to play the game or if there was only one comp.

Edit:As read in a local daily in Malay:

Agama ini begitu suci, sempurna dan relevan sepanjang zaman. Hanya pengikutnya yang tidak memahami dan tidak mahu mengamalkan ajarannya saja mencemar imej Islam.

This religion (Islam) is pure, perfect and relevant through the ages. Only its followers who do not understand and does not want to follow its teaching sully Islam’s image.

Isn’t that true of all the Great Religions?

Origa uploaded

May 2, 2007

http://download.yousendit.com/C13F59592939E04E

As requested.

Pimpage~

April 27, 2007

Looking for something a little different to spice up your wardrobe? Need a little more accessories? Stop by Yvonne’s blog and pick up some lovelies to take home today! Sorry, only available to those in Malaysia (though if you’re overseas, contact me and I’ll get it for you). ^_^

ALSO!

Send Ti some loving snail mail! It’s a lost art, I tell you!

Check out le vid here!

O_o

April 25, 2007

You find on some Malaysian websites. Um, Celcom users who download (or know people who download) are these games REALLY as innocent as they seem, or are they adult games?

I’m talking about whether they’d really be suitable for minors. Cause they sure as heck don’t look like it…

http://www.channelx.com.my/mdp/games_details.jsp?ContentID=11129
http://www.channelx.com.my/mdp/games_details.jsp?ContentID=11162
http://www.channelx.com.my/mdp/games_details.jsp?ContentID=11157 Screenshots to follow for those who are lazy.

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Billion To One

April 21, 2007

You have received one new mail!

Hey everyone,

I’d like to ask you to help me with a little game. A bunch of people online are looking for a guy named Satoshi. We only have his photo and his name, nothing else.

The project is trying to see if people can be found via “six degrees of separation” – someone knows someone who knows someone etc. Since we’re such a vast diverse group, the chances are a lot bigger!

Here are links about him:
http://www.findsatoshi.com/index.html
http://www.billion2one.org/

Attached is a photo of him.

If you know of this guy, or knows someone that may know him, pass this on. If you eventually find him, he should be able to confirm himself.

Let’s get this game on the road… 😉

==Message ended from Tiara==

Magic and Gender Equality:
Thoughts by its_a_ghost
Reprinted with permission from
here.

A couple of weeks ago, someone posted a link to a discussion about gender equality in the Forgotten Realms. I didn’t read much of it, but what I did read, I didn’t see anything there resembling a real answer.

Nor, frankly, did I care much at the time. But, as I am wont to do, I started thinking. The history/sociology minor in me decided to come out and play.

So the question was, why is there such gender equality in the Realms? (Ed: Forgotten Realms, aka Baldur’s Gate, Neverwinter Nights and Icewind Dale’s world) The answer, I believe, is simple.

It’s magic.

No, no, I don’t mean someone waved a magic pen – er, wand – and made it so. I simply mean, in the Realms, there are three ways to gain power; divine might, arcane might, and physical might. Sure, there’s something to be said for intelligence without magic, but that doesn’t usually do the trick alone.

However, in the history of the Earth, two of those ways have never existed. That has left the might-makes-right method of power acquisition all too prevalent. And while history shows plenty of exceptions, generally speaking, men have been physically stronger than women. Members of both genders have shown that physical might isn’t exactly a necessity, but it sure helps. (C’mon, Napoleon?)

Beyond the actual acquisition of power, however, is society’s perception. A generation that is raised to believe one gender is more powerful than another will pass that training on for a very, very long time. Look at our own society for evidence of this.

Today’s senior citizens were raised in an era where the races weren’t supposed to be mixed; whites were raised to believe they were superior, and blacks were raised to prove them wrong. The baby boomers were taught in limited ways that equality was necessary, but they were raised by people who didn’t necessarily think so (and yes, I know there are glaring exceptions; I’m generalizing here).

People between 30 and 50 are generally much more accepting, though some of the old views still pervade, often inadvertently. And the under-30 crowd has grown up having equality beaten into them; I honestly think it won’t be until that generation reaches senior citizenhood that you’ll really see racism fade mostly away, and it’ll probably take a couple more after that before it fades. In this country, anyway. (Ed: US)

But I digress. Back to the Realms.

In the Realms, deities can be male and female. That applied in Rome and Greece and Egypt, too, but it was strictly an ideology. Not so in the Realms. In the Realms, men and women can be clerics, and they can channel divine power. With rare exceptions, they can achieve the same levels of power. Societies are based around religion; therefore, unless the religion itself promoted one gender over another, equality was a given. And even when the religion DID promote one gender, there were other deities that were just as strong, or stronger, that didn’t feel the same way.

Arcane might is even more equal; anyone with the money, the intelligence and the training can become a wizard. Enough said there, I think.

And physical might? Well, that still favored the men, at least in human societies. But one good wizard can best 100 warriors in the right situation, and gender is irrelevant.

Therefore, societies for thousands of years have grown up in cultures that knew, whether they liked it or not, that anyone, male or female, can bring power to the table, and therefore can lead. Most cultures that still are male-dominated also tend to fear magic (see the Uthgardt barbarians, for example). So even if the average man is stronger than the average woman, the very culture breeds a healthy respect for power in general, and from a magical standpoint, that’s perfectly equal.

So… it’s by magic. Shazam.

Braincells… dying…

February 3, 2007

Seriously… my brain cells died.

It just looks so ghey!