Having cold weather hives now, in germany. best gift from santa wtf, thank you a lot. I must have been a very good boy this year.
berlin is so cold and it snows like shit!
I will be away for 17 days(refer to post below), dunno if will update or not.
However I have uploaded old archives from my old blog! Haha, my writing used to be full of literary techniques and puns back then. All because I had been reading avidly and emulating my favourite authors :) However, I sounded a tad irritating when I was 16!
My favourite posts will be:
Marriages and happy endings
judgement day, end of the world is tomolo
Prodigal parties and pleasant panties (pantries)
I'm going to Europe tomorrow! No,actually, it's in a few hours time! Yes!!! In case you're wondering, I'm not impersonating anyone. *sniggers*
Anyway, I have done a lot in order to prepare myself for my Europe trip haha. I wake up everyday at 3pm Singapore time (8am Czech time) so that I won't get jetlag when I go there!
Here's what I'm going to do on the airplane to reinforce the Asian stereotype:
1) put on my 3 inches thick glasses and practise algebra
2) burst into tears and break into hives when they serve me spaghetti instead of rice
3) showcase my karate moves by breaking wooden planks into two
Anyway, I'm just crapping. This will be the places that I will be going.
The good wife's guide. Dummy's guide to being a good wife. lol.
Hmm I wonder how modern females, equality fighters or staunch feminists will react to this. Ahh, men, dont you miss the good old days? :P
1800: "i'll ask the owl to send a letter to you"
1970: "I'll talk to you when I see you"
1990: "I'll call you"
2000: "I'll email you"
2005: "Can I text you?"
2010: "Alright, facebook or text?"
2100: "I'll send you a telepathic message"
Research requires one to rot a hella vu la way at cold and stale libraries and then came the dot.coms
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Since when did caucasian girls represent beauty and asian girls are just dismissed as....plain?
Is it because Caucasian girls have sharper nose, protruding lips, deep-set talking eyes and better jawlines? Or the big, volumised hair complete with an impeccable sense of fashion? Admit it guys, it's because they have bigger nehnehs to squish your face in.
Going back to the root of the problem, it's because Western culture has a much stronger global impact than other cultures and media conglomerates undeniably comes from the west, toying with our perceptions and such.
To me, caucasian beauties are overrated (although still beautiful) and they cannot achieve the kind of look that asian girls can. The gentleness, frailty, ice cold and innocent look.
Since when did horse-face Lucy and slut Bai ling represent the whole of Chinese race? We should start importing fresh faces now to uphold our reputation!
Water changes shape and flows around things, and finds the secret path no one else has thought about - the tiny hole through the roof or the bottom of a box There's no doubt it's the most versatile of the Five Elements. It can wash away Earth, it can put out Fire, it can wear a piece of Metal down and sweep it away. Even Wood, which is it's natural complement, can't survive without being nurtured by water.Asian beauties are implicit and require time to discover and the taste to appreciate beauties requires time to nurture. Caucasian beauties are love at first sight but Asian beauties require time to appreciate but once you do, it's everlasting.
Asian women are like fine french wine, the longer you brew and taste, the more fragrant they get. Or maybe Tsuke Sushi, the more you chew, the tastier they get.
The Mongoloid skull, whether Chinese or Japanese, has been rather more neotenized than the Caucasoid or European." "The female skull, it will be noted, is more pedomorphic in all human populations than the male skull." "Mongoloid races are explained in terms of being the most extreme pedomorphic humans." "The intuition that advanced human development was pedomorphic rather than recapitulationary and accelerated was disturbing to many Eurocentric nineteenth century anthropologists." "If juvenilization was the characteristic for advanced status, then it was clear that the Mongoloid races were more deeply fetalized in most respects and thus capable of the greatest development.Neotenized and Pedomorphic means retaining childhood features when you have already reached adulthood. This explains why asians tend to have the least body hair and why we age the slowest. And in evolution terms, it is considered better.
A potential correlate of beauty is pedomorphy, which is the retention in adults of child-like traits. For instance, women have facial features that are closer to those of children than men, and more feminine women have facial features that are even closer to those of children. Thus, it may be proposed that pedomorphy is a correlate of beauty.---taken from a site about beauty science.which is why madonna looks like this in her 50s while Maggie Cheung ( 张曼玉 ) is still radiant
Finally, Naraku is dead. I have been waiting for 10 years. I have been cheated over and over again during the series that Naraku is dead. I was thinking 这个死老妖怪很长气hor? (translation: this old demon's breath very long hor?)
I finished all 26 episodes of the Final Act in two days. Pro or not? haha.
The anime finally finished after a long run of 10 years. I enjoyed it alot during childhood but nah, not now. I wish that I watched the ending when I was in secondary school though.
I mean I prefer implicit stuff now, the themes and "moral of the story" in Inuyasha is too blatant and the moralistic lines are very "in your face". I guess that's the downside of being trained in literature?
Inuyasha is very asian-themed, the story is set between the Heian Era where chinese influence was very strong and Sengoku Japan. All those elements of buddhism, shintoism and allegories about concepts of asian mysticism. Karma,demons and reincarnation etc. I'll say that perhaps I will be able to appreciate it more if I was younger, back in those days when I was in an all-chinese school. I feel that the landscape of my mind has changed now, being exposed to years of English and western education. I can't think fully with a chinese mind anymore?
Nevertheless, I still like how the characters struggle for identity and fight against discrimination. Lots of scenes are dedicated to revealing the discrimination against demons and half-demons. Half-demons are the most tragic as humans fear/loathe them and full demons look down on them and dismiss them as weaklings.
Like most asian films, Inuyasha also focuses a lot on the psychological development of the characters. Inuyasha and Kagome had to overcome their innermost fears and normally illusions are set up to deceive them. Kikyo and Inuyasha also had to solve the deceit and overcome the misunderstanding set up by Naraku fifty years ago when he posed as Inuyasha and set out to harm Kikyo.
One of the part, sibling rivalry between sesshomaru and Inuyasha, I can relate to it well lol.
Anyway I would like to think that the most tragic character of all is Kikyo. Fooled and killed by Naraku and revived fifty years later to an undead body.
From the beginning of the movie, I was thinking if reference is made to the Holocaust. A professor who majored in Muggle Studies and in defence of their bloodline is captured by Voldemort and then killed.
Later throughout the movie, it is evident already. There are recurring elements that reflect one of the major theme is revealing the horrors of ethnic cleansing like those of the Jewish massacre. Muggle families need to register their particulars and secret agents are always on the run to catch those with "inferior blood". Propaganda is always printed and widely distributed by the Magic Ministry(which fell into the hands of the evil) to further condemn and smear the names of those with non-magical blood.
Totalitarianism and Subversion also ring a bell at points of time. When the ministry is infiltrated by death eaters and Voldermort's team, truth is often distorted, oppressive measures got in place, "dissents" like harry potter has to be captured and "inferior blood" has to be cleansed. Voldermort would remind one of Adolf Hitler or Josef Stalin. Dictatorship.
Dolores Umbridge is a conservative education worker and would tweak the education system according to her agenda by hook or by crook and she ends up working with the dark forces. She is a power hungry bitch.
Harry Potter, Ron and Hermoine also have to isolate themselves from the rest to seek the hocruxes in a bid to destroy Lord Voldermort. Loneliness bears the "death" smell too, dont you think?
<----end of analysis---->
Overall the movie is not bad, very theme heavy and matured, unlike the first few books. I like!
The visual effects are good, the pace is mid-fast and culminated in a final exciting battle which leaves craving for the audiences!
The development of the story is also different from the previous books as most of them are set in Hogwarts and this time they have to go on a quest to find the hocruxes in order to destroy Voldermort instead of spending their final year in school.
And walao I caught the movie during thurs morning and the cinema was full of JC students! Liberation from last A level paper perhaps?
Since I'm going to watch harry potter tml...
Drew this 3 years ago when I was 15 years old when I had my own domain. Everything is original except for the cloud and and brushes.
I wanted to be a comic artist back then but I guess I didn't have the resolve. oh well. Watch this space.
I've seen what you make for money, what you do for fame, what you do to make people like you.
What you swallow to ease the pain, what you say out of malice, what you spat out of spit.
None of these will make you happy, not one was done for love.
Disclaimer: contains exaggerated and magnified opinions for comical effect. They do represent reality to a certain extent (based on blogger's experience) but similarities to real life people are mere coincidences! 若有雷同，纯属巧合！
1)The angmoh-pai (white-washed teenagers)
These white-washed teenagers are normally ashamed of their roots and try to emulate american high school kids by stuffing their face with chick flicks like mean girls,gossip girls and sex and the city. They start to make a mockery out of good virtues and let hell loose by adopting inappropriate behaviors.
They support the notion of melodrama in Victorian society and play up their hyper-activeness. Loud and proud, they squeak like hamsters and make a fool out of themselves. Nowadays, It's fashion and state-of-art to act dumb.
They like to pick up foreign phrases and slangs like OH-EM-GEE. And squeal YOU'RE SO MEANNNN during bitching sessions (ya right,get off your high horse bitch, I bet you feel the same way inside.)
when insulted, they resort to the bimbotic way of defending themselves. OH MY, YOU'RE SOOO ANNOYINGGGG. Yes, they like to project their high-pitched voices and love to drag their sentences.
They call their friends "the bitches". Speaking of that, they value friends over family. And they must hug their friends every single time they meet. Even though its only 5 seconds after he/she bought seaweed chicken from the canteen. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Yea, right.
They hold viral goals and seek to be rich,beautiful,dirty and famous.
They are intolerant and seek to destruct everything disagreeable that comes their way. Their favourite teasing target is Chinese-speaking people.
They are rebellious but they rebel without a good cause. Only because it's cool. Youth in revolt!
2) Overly-positive fakes
These kind of people have permanent plastic smiles plastered all over their faces but actually they have knives and daggers hidden behind them. Beware.
They claim to be ultra-friendly to you and give you the megawatt-smile and 72 tricks to win you over. They'll treat you to free food,pull your chair and etc, all kinds of resorts.
But the moral of the story is, this underlying positivity is just a mean to psyche themselves up. The loudest/happiest people are actually the ones who are the most fucked up inside.
3) The rich Aristocrats
wealthy and gorgeous people from the upper echelons of society.
Privileged people who party a hella vu time away! They try to be posh and insist to wear expensive jackets in school even when its burning 40 degree celsius.
They tend to have the latest gadgets on hand. Iphone 4. Ipad. You name it, they got it.
Their facebook profile pictures are normally pictures of them wearing sunglasses. indoors.
They like to flag for taxis instead of boarding the crowded bus.
4) The must-be-happening
Self-proclaimed social butterflies who try their best to be in-the-scene. They join cheerleading and wave their pompoms. Must join house committee, sports carnival and in the end...... their results suck kuakuakua.
5) I am very artsy-fartsy and cheemo
serenade of valorous men dressed in dishabille fornicating vehemently! Of course normal people wont be able to understand except maybe for erm Shakespeare and Martians who can decode quantum numbers....
Need to whip out a dictionary every now and then to verify their words of wisdom!
Must speak the Shakespeare lingo to exude the attitude of a romanticist! Oh fi fai ho hum, hark here hark shall! Where forth art thou baby?
And the hokkien beng at the heartland void deck will say: simi lai eh? Mai gong jiao wei!
Every teacher has psychoed us into revising for next year's stuff. I wonder if I'm going to do that.
Anyway, I'm going to watch the Final Act of Inuyasha for now. The show has been running for 10 years and finally coming to an end. It evokes and bring back alot of memories though. Watched it during wee hours on the old arts central (now called okto -,-) and we'll eat tidbits at the same time on the warm sofa couch.
Also watched it in Taiwan with cousins. The taiwan version for names is different as they follow the chinese way of pronouncing Kanji.
Inyusha is called 犬夜叉 (quan ye cha). Kagome is called 阿篱 (Ah Li, but you could call her ali baba).
Shippo is called 屎宝 or something.
Btw, I watch Inuyasha on veoh.com. You have to install the Veoh player first but I guarantee that it's worth it. You can find all the full-length episode of the final act.
The world in singaporean's perspective
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Note: This post is supposed to be satire and contains extreme stereotype. No harm is intended ^^Explanation,starting from top left.
2-4-1 pizza: I guess Canada is a peaceful country and the frequency of it appearing in the news is low. So, the most famous thing about Canada in Singapore is the cheap 2 pizza for the price of 1 pizza lol.
Sarah Palin: Alaska. Homeland to the bimbo politican.
Hollywoodland,guns and land of the free: USA where our main source of entertainment and gossips come from. All the rich,beautiful,dirty,famous nit dit shits. Also the country where getting gunshots is prevalent. Land-of-the-free: One of the most liberal countries in da world!
Crime: Mexico. Famous for drugtrafficking, murder, etc.
Soccer: The Soccer kingdom! Where the Soccer giants like Brazil and Argentina come from! If you don't know, you're probably a nerd.
Hogwarts: Our colonial master United Kingdom. where hairy potter originated from. Kids in primary school like to ride on broomsticks in classroom to emulate our favourite story protagonist.
Santa Claus: The Artic Circle where the mythical childhood hero come from.
Rich,relaxed,cultured people: Mainland Europe. can't be far from the truth but a mockery out of the general white-washed singaporean teenagers lol.
Poverty: Africa. Most of our mums threatened to send us there if we dont finish the dinner that they cook.
war,oil and terrorism: Middle-East. Forget the aged-old civilizations and the rich cultures, now the newspapers are splashed with news of terrorism and war between the countries. dum dum dum. Iran V.S Iraq today. Iraq v.s kuwait tml. Israel v.s. Palestine, U.s V.s Iraq.
bollywood,roti prata: Turn to Vasatham Central and you'll see alot Indian movies with people dancing LOL. Classic pose is the people dancing around coconut trees. Roti prata, one of singaporean's favourites food.
banglas: Bangladesh, where we get a lot of our foreign labours from.
communists: Russia. where our textbooks heavily "condemn" them.
People ride horse here: Wuxia dramas on television portray Mongolia as a land full of grass,nomads and horse. But it's quite true.
Muggers,fake goods: Singaporeans normally view mainland chinese students as muggers who study all the time and steal our A grades. Land of fake and defect goods, including the milk scandal. Most of the time Singaporeans don't like to buy China products due to it's poor quality.
Panda: Sichuan lol.
Bombers: The notorious North koreans who channel a lot of economic funds into building nuclear bomb facilities to bomb south korea instead of feeding the malnourished population.
Kpop, K-dramas: The land of the K-wave.
Animeland and AV idols: Japan. Most of Asian porn downloaded from this country lol.
Jay Chou: King of Mandopop from Taiwan.
Poor countries: Other Southeast Asian countries. Abit degrading. Most singaporeans dont know nitwits about our neighbours except for hardcore history students.
Pipo Protest alot here: The violent bangkok protests received alot of news coverage here.
everything cheap cheap: Singaporeans view Malaysia as a shopping heaven due to the relative cheap exchange rates, lower standard of living and close proximity. Public holidays must go there!
The mighty red dot: Da best country in the world! But still must complain!
Hazeland: Indonesia. Everytime spread haze to singapore! Most Singaporeans Curse Indonesia for their irresponsible burning of forests.
Maria's hometown: Philippines, where most maids come from (besides indonesia.)
Slack: Australia, slower pace of life and less intensive education system. Most Singaporeans want to migrate there.
Sheep: New Zealand! Got more sheep than people there.
Truly we inferior foreigners should bow down to Korean Cultural, Linguistic and Racial Superiority, according to this korean language book. Let's all learn korean and civilize ourselves!
existentialism is concerned with finding self and the meaning of life through free will, choice and responsibility. The belief is that people are searching to find out who and what they are throughout life as they make choices based on their experiences, beliefs, and outlook. And personal choices become unique without the necessity of an objective form of truth.You are. Because?
A rose is not just a rose, not just a rose and not just a rose! It is made up of petals, branches, thorns and leaves and is shaped by mother nature and fertilisers!
For example, I grew up in an environment with strong Chinese influences and had alot of thou shalt nots and confucian admonitions wtf but ok to be fair, I was also sheltered with family warmth.
Asked to save more and spend less...preference of social harmony instead of dissent and collectivism over individualism.
And I see that people who come out from fundamental christian families are more dogmatic haha, believing that dinosaurs are works of the devil wtf.
Having Taiwanese blood of course I support Kuomintang over CCP! And don't ever insult Taiwan irrationally or dont drink bubble tea and switch off your laptop right now! (80% of computer products are manufactured in taiwan).
And being and arts student makes me more analytical and less unscientific??? Er..
And the human free will is limited and our desired choices are mostly not acted out because there's conflict between following one's dreams and clamping down on them in order to assimilate into society. Man does not live alone and have to take into consideration of how society functions.
Welcome to the human race. Nobody controls his own life, Ender. The best you can do is choose to be controlled by good people, by people who love you.---Valentine from Ender's game
We can choose to discern and receive what type of education we want receive. Migrate. Choose our own job. Get our own social circle and even migrate to a new society with different customs and rules. We fit in. Then get influenced.
Objectivism holds that reality exists independent of consciousness, that human beings have direct contact with reality through sense perception, that one can attain objective knowledge from perception through the process of concept formation and inductive and deductive logic, that the proper moral purpose of one's life is the pursuit of one's own happiness or rational self-interestAlthough Ayn rand's books are deemed as the bible for right-wing losers by the simpsons haha.
Taoism: Shit happens Hare krishna: Shit happens Rama Rama Ding Ding Hinduism: This shit has happened before Christianity: That shit happens is the will of god Zen: What is the sound of shit happening? Existentialism: Shit doesn't happen; shit is Buddhism: When shit happens, is it really shit? Confucianism: Confucius say, "Shit happens" Judaism: Why does this shit always happen to us? Atheism: Bullshit!
I was told:
“Consider a cup. It’s strange that what makes it really useful as a cup is not the cup itself or the material it is made of but the empty space within it. Consider a house. It’s strange that it is the empty space enclosed by the brick or wooden structure that people actually live in.”
This shows that “What is present is necessary; what is not is essential.”
Not just the flesh, but the spirit.
Not just the body, but the soul.
Not only the maths and sciences, but the arts and literature.
Not only without, but within.
Not just what can be seen, but what cannot.
Not just what is spoken, but what is not.
Not just what is present, but what is not.
Reminds you of Taoism doesn't it? lol
Mum found two of Banana’s novels on my desk, read the sypnosis and advised me not to read them. Too depressing, she said. Perhaps one day I will walk out of these dystopian tragedies and alternate realities. I will just pick up novels filled with love and laughter.
But not right now. My mind is like a battlefield every now and then with casualties being inflicted too often. Angels and Demons battle continuously, ruining the landscape of my mind but none emerge with victory. I sleep to ease the pain because that was the only thing I could do to deal with the pain.
One day, the landscape of my mind will change. I hope it will. Hope is all I could do. Hope is all. Hope is will.
I want to reconcile the violence in your heart
I want to recognize your beauty is not just a mask
I want to exorcise the demons from your past
I want to satisfy the undisclosed desires in your heart
One day I will be fully awake and sober, tackling the new day with revitalized energy. I will not dread the rising sun and continue to tuck myself into the cold blanket.
I will smile and welcome the day. I will.
I’ll have something to live for and I’ll never let go.
Go to http://www.zeitgeistmovie.com/ to watch for free
This film is a documentary that proposes rather controversial views and reveals the lies that we have been told for centuries and and is time to wake up. There are certain loopholes in the film, attacked by critics for misrepresentation of facts but overall, it’s worth a watch. The film has been awarded several awards as well.
Let truth be the authority and not the authority be the truth. Religion will never be the way to reform mankind
The movie is divided into three parts.
1)mythological origin of Christianity
Many elements of christiany have been copied from earlier “pagan” religions such as ancient egyptian religion and hinduism. The concept of virgin birth, 10 commandments, december 25th, symbolisms such as cross and etc.
Christianity have conquered by force such as mass massacre of pagans and jews during the christianization of europe and sacred wars during the crusade period.
You can see more about the myths and disputes of christianity here:
Of course they are just theories, exercise your own caution when viewing those sources.
2)alternate theories for the parties responsible for the September 11th attacks
September 11 attacks were either orchestrated or allowed to happen by elements within the United States government in order to generate mass fear, initiate and justify the War on Terror.
I’m skeptical about this one because people can slant their views and simply justify it by backing up with sources that agree to their viewpoint. There are all types of sources supporting multiple theories and they’re kinda confusing.
3)bankers manipulate the international monetary system and the media in order to consolidate power
Don’t really understand this part and the way they pace this part of film is kinda confusing. Maybe its because I have limited knowledge of the banking system haha, maybe I will rewatch it after I have studied marcoeconomics next year….
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I woke up with a dizzy head,
and a torrent of memories, conflicting ones, complementary ones came flooding to me. I was on the verge of explosion, short circuit.
For a moment I felt as if I became that child again. That weak, defenceless and helpless child that could do nothing but stand and watch. Watch how they torture and hurl insults at me. People were milling in the background. passerbys. They stared for a moment and then walked on, pretending as if nothing happened.
And then for a while, my head coudln’t feel anything. The chemicals couldn’t produce and mix, equpping my brain with an inability to feels any emotions. What was left was this numbness. Surprisingly enough, this numbness caused pain.
Twilight: another story about a typical damsel-in-distress always getting into trouble with a prince charming always there to save her. cliche. And what's with Stephanie Meyer's half-fucked english? Vampire romanticizing is just another way to portray lust and ooze sex. cheap!
And why did they get Robert Pattinson to cast as Edward? He looks like a drug addict. Plus he totally dispelled the myth that Edward Cullen is hot. And can Stephanie Meyer please stop harping on Edward's looks!
What's with the werewolves stripping and showing their wolfy tits every 10secs on the screen? Those meaty scenes remind me of a gay group orgy.
Read a few pages of the book, dumped it aside. Nay for me.
K-pop- Thrashy music. commercialized techno music seems to be easily churned out just by pressing a few buttons of the garageband(music software in apple). Just toggle the notes abit, autotune and done!
And the lyrical content is kinda meaningless too. Either about some stupid love crushes or about how hot they are, cant wait to get laid. Oh, of course SNSD acts innocent and have alot of sex insinuation anyway. What's with the "oh oh oh oh ah ah ah ah"? Must have been painful while doing it...hmmmmm. And most of them look like plastic barbies mass produced from the same factory btw.
And Kpop does have alot of plagiarism cases. half of hyori Lee's album is confirmed plagiarized. SNSD, 2PM and FT island all face similar accusations as well. Don't support inauthentic music!
And what's with the whole Korean culture/language craze?
Do you know that 50-70% of korean vocabulary are loanwords from chinese? Most koreanophiles can't even handle chinese properly and hates chinese so now they love some language that has been HEAVILY influenced by chinese?
Most people are just brainwashed by the Korean Culture. How can u hate chinese culture and love Korean culture at the same time when we have such a profound influence on them? Throughout centuries, chinese architecture, religion, law, cuisine, political structure, language, technology...basically all aspects lol have influenced and SHAPED their culture
I don't see korean culture being as impactful as Japanese or Chinese.
Heard of any internationally well-recognized korean author? Read a piece of good Korean literature? No.
Have any korean scientist made any MAJOR contribution to science or won nobel prize? No. But Japanese and chinese have.
Lol, sorry to koreanophiles here but I'm just making my point here. please try to be rational though.