Importance of religion

Hey guys =) did you miss me? I bet not I’ve been on hiatus for what? more than 6 months already? Just didn’t have the will to blog but I’ve been on twitter so you can find me there. Santi’s been keeping the blog updated surprisingly frequent this year despite not blogging much last year lol. Blogging takes up a lot of effort , second year is a pain in the ass but why am I complaining? I’m not a science student who has over 25 contact hours per week in Uni. Just shows how lazy I’ve become =)

No promises as to how often I’ll come on blogging again though, I don’t like making promises I wont keep. So anyway I’d like to share an email that I find really important and meaningful.

YOUR RELIGION IS NOT IMPORTANT

A brief dialogue between a Brazilian theologist Leonardo Boff

and the Dalai Lama.

Leonardo is one of the renovators of the Theology of Freedom.In a round table discussion about religion and freedom in which Dalai Lama and myself were participating a trecess

I maliciously, and also with interest, asked him:

“Your holiness, what is the best

religion?”

I thought he would say: “The Tibetan Buddhism” or “The oriental religions, much older than Chritianity”

Dalai Lama paused, smiled and looked me in the eyes ….

which surprised me because I knew of the malice contained in my question.

He answered:

“The best religion is the one that gets you closest to God. It is the one that makes you a better person.”

To get out of my embarassment with such a wise answer, I asked:

“What is it that makes me better?”

He responded: “Whatever makes you

more compassionate, more sensible, more detached, more loving,

more humanitarian, more responsible, more ethical.”

“The religion that will do that for you is the best religion”

I was silent for a moment, marvelling and even today thinking of his wise and irrefutable response:

“I am not interested, my friend, about your religión or if you are religious or not.

“What really is important to me is your behaviour in front of

your peers, family, work, community, and in front of the

world.”

“Remember, the universe is the echo of our actions and our

thoughts.”

“The law of action and reaction is not exclusively for physics. It is also of human relations.

If I act with goodness, I will receive goodness. If I act with eviI, I will get evil.”

“What our grandparents told us is the pure truth. You will always have what you desire for others.

Being happy is not a matter of destiny. It is a matter of options.”

Finally he said: “Take care of your Thoughts because they become Words.

Take care of your Words because they will become Actions.

Take care of your Actions because they will become Habits. Take care of your Habits because they will form your Character. Take care of your Character because it will form your Destiny,

and your Destiny will be your Life … and …

“There is no religion higher than the Truth.”

You can download it and email it around if you want =)

Your Religion is not Important

I hope I’m not offending anyone by posting this, that was not my intention. So much fighting in the world today over religion but for what reason? That I’ll never understand.

Once a B*tch always a B*tch

Warning : this post will be completely uninteresting.. well that is unless you find people ranting interesting then go ahead and read it.

Some people just never seem to change… SOME PEOPLE (Bitches) just love ruining a perfectly harmonious/happy reunion dinner with just a few words or actions or just by showing up there. Yes, I’m angry because she was being a bitch. And after she was bitching around the more I looked at her the more yong sui she looked to me. What can I say? Some people are just so inconsiderate of other people. They are so self centered that it totally ruins my mood to be sitting at the same table as they are. Who the fuck do you think you are anyway? Would it hurt so much to just be considerate about other people? even a little wouldn’t hurt but I think that you just don’t have it in that thick skull of yours to even have such a thought.

After a year of not seeing her (THANK GOD) one would have thought that people would change… and hopefully for the better but no. She didn’t change at all, for all the drama she caused us in that one year we were classmates together, after all that trouble we went through she was still the same old bitch who only thought about herself. How can I not hate her? Fuck it! I’m not attending another fucking reunion if she’s fucking going. Oh and if you are reading this and you know who the fuck I’m talking about, I don’t fucking care if you tell her but I hope you hate her as much as I do even if you don’t show it.

And the worst part is she was thinking of going to the same place I’ll be in 2 months time. I pray to god I don’t bump into her anywhere. Even if I did I probably wouldn’t acknowledge her.

To those who were hoping for an update and got this instead… I’m sorry.

Do Not Install The Latest Sims 3 Update patch v1.7.9!

I’ve been somewhat taking a break from all the going out and all… just chilling at home, slowly reading a book, playing my guitar and FB games but most importantly I was looking forward to downloading the newly available custom content that other simmers have made and creating a new town with beautiful sims & houses.

Yes, more fun playing god when your creations are easy on the eyes! Since, the gang got me the Collector’s edition of Sims 3 for my birthday earlier this year and therefore I could access the updates and stuff. Unfortunately, I decided to update when the notification from the EA download manager said there was a new patch available. Now THAT, was a HUGE mistake!

Oh did I mention I conveniently left my game on my shelf in Melbourne? I installed the no CD patch to play the game instead. Here are the problems I had AFTER installing that stupid update:

1. the game takes ages to load. *read book for 10 mins*

2. the story/town takes even longer to load. *read book for 20 mins*

3. It ever so often crashes/exits to windows and usually happens when you’re happily creating an interesting situation which makes you so frustrated when it happens and you realise you didn’t save after making so much progress!

4. the game got so laggy that you had to wait a few secs after moving a book from your sim’s inventory into the bookshelf that’s just an example, creating sims took twice as long because it took ages to load the stuff each time I switched from one tab to the other.

5. my character’s custom content hair looks like one of the crappiest base game sim hair from afar, but if you zoom in close enough it turns back into its proper shape. That’s really sad cos’ it made Jas’ AJ & Nichkhun look super ugly instead of super hot. I made them twins btw =) they look nothing like the people we named them after.

6. the custom content clothing don’t look nice in the game, the patterns look blurred and nothing like the screenshots the creators put up.

7.  it also takes ages to SAVE and rotate a lot you’re trying to place on a plot of empty land.

8. the pool looks more like a glass surface similar to a mirror which is reflecting the view of the sky above even though you have a roof over it and you can’t see the bottom of it at all. I thought it looked pretty cool but then I also realised that I couldn’t place the ladder for my sims to climb in the pool. I placed it there but there was nothing there =.=|||

9. After managing to save before it crashed, upon loading back my sims were stuck in a black hole – Literally a black squared hole which was the shape of the plot of land my sim was visiting and I saw him walking endlessly trying to get out of it but he just kept getting deeper inside the hole, when he finally got out cos I told him to go home he went to some community lot and disappeared I couldn’t control him anymore.

10. After that I tried getting to edit town in hopes of getting the situation somehow fixed by not saving, this is what I got…

There is no way to play the game anymore =.=||| GOD DAMNED EA! FIX THIS freaking retarded patch ASAP!

11. I went to the sims 3 forums and there are loads of other people having the same problem too.

12. You should also probably wait a while to get the new Expansion pack World Adventures, which is reported to have a whole lot of bugs and also another screwed up patch by EA v2.2

13. If you are having this problem and want to fix it and are capable of fixing it -as in you have the installation DVD/file with you- backup all your game data & custom content and uninstall the game. When you reinstall it, DO NOT! I repeat DO NOT INSTALL THE DAMNED PATCHES until they come up with a fix for it. The new patch comes with new features such as the basement tool and also other good stuff but the sad thing is it completely screws the game up.

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My holiday back home so far…

Oh hey people =) If you don’t already know I’ve been back in Malaysia, my home sweet home for 11 days already. The past 12 days have pretty much flew by but they also feel kinda long, I don’t feel like I’ve only been back for 11 days though. It might be because I’ve been going out to catch up with all the lovely people I know so much that I needed to take a break in between sometimes, I’m not saying that I’m popular or anything which I am certainly not =) but its good to know that people want to meet up with you when you’re back from overseas. Good to know that you’re missed, yeah I never thought I’d be one to thrive for attention from people but I am… well sorta, it depends on where that attention is coming from, more so if it’s from your dearest friends.

I’ve been feeling lazy as usual to update the blog that Santi wanted to smack me when I said that I was too lazy to blog when she asked me to blog last week, has it really only been 11 days? I felt like I’ve been home for pretty long, almost everyday’s been pretty productive so far, my mom & friends won’t let me just rot at home =) I guess I should be thankful for that, please do keep it up people! I’ve still 3 months left to go and rotting is the worst thing I could do for my holiday… You’d probably want to know what I’ve been up to so far right? Let’s see if I can fully recall everything I did…

21st Nov

I didn’t really do much on that day, was pretty much recovering from the jet lag and tiredness. I was pretty much confused by the clocks in my house because both my phones showed 11.30a.m. which I think I had already set them to Malaysian time, I went downstairs to have brunch only to find that the clock on the tv on the breakfast table showing 9.30a.m while the other clock hanging on the wall was stuck at 7am, because it ran out of battery. As confused as I was I asked my mom what time it was & she showed me her phone which said 11.35a.m. It was really freaky when you can’t determine what time it really was but maybe it was just me that was confused =p had prawn mee for lunch that day.. dinner was boring as I had dinner with my family + dad’s friends & their wives.

22nd Nov

Got a haircut, yes I chopped it off… as a result my hair is curling out of hand now & it’s really annoying when the fan’s on =.= it’s super annoying to have my hair in my face all the time, it itches a lot. Had dinner with the gang (KC, Skyy, JN, Baezil ) and met Rebecca for the first time =) She was nice and laughed all the way when we were revealing all of Baezil’s embarrassing moments. It was nice to catch up with the gang =) Skyy came even though he had a paper the very next day >.< Kinda feel bad for dragging him out for dinner.

P.S to Baezil : Don’t Screw This One Up!

23rd Nov

Dropped by Ju-Laine’s house to grab some Pandan Coconut + Cempedak + Rambutans, my mom made me drive even though I haven’t been practicing and I drove all the way to subang & back without practicing first. My car smelled like the cempedak the entire way, we stopped by the pasar malam to buy  asam laksa for dinner, then my car smelled like asam laksa + cempedak… sitting in it while waiting for my mom to buy more vege was pretty bad >.< oh the hunger ~ went to MV to shop a bit that night, had wind down the windows to air the car because of the smell. Since we transferred the cempedaks to my house… my entire house smelled like that for a week >.<

24th Nov

Played badminton with Gramps, dragged Sean & Daniel along. They were late for an hour or so, throughout the entire time we were playing they were talking & cracking jokes non-stop. Although I was already drained I followed them to the Curve to watch 2012 after much persuasion we tried to call Kelly but kept getting into her voicemail. They had lunch at TGIF while I just ate dessert because I already had my lunch at home. The movie wasn’t too bad, the effects were really cool but the main character felt abit too unrealistic. No one is THAT lucky. After that we really took super long to decide what to have for dinner, nobody wanted to make a decision. In the end we went to Italiannies, there was a couple probably having a blind date and we were eavesdropping on them =X

25th Nov

The day Sherlynn came to KL but we didn’t meet her, my entire body minus my left arm hurt like a bitch because of badminton the other day. So I rested at home the entire day, walking up & down the stairs was horrible =.=||| I felt like a disabled person ( no offense)

26th Nov

Jasmin came over to sleepover so we could go watch New Moon the next day, I intro-ed her to Sean & Daniel as I wanted to go see Sherlynn and she was in Sunway Pyramid. So Daniel (the Driver) drove us all over after that. It will always remain a wonder to me how guys can stuff so much food down their throats, its like a bottomless pit down there that its just plain scary. After eating abit at Sakae Sushi, Sean was chanting to go to McD’s for the prosperity burger. He continued chanting hours later and we finally gave in & had that for dinner =.=||| The prosperity burger looked so much smaller compared to last year’s burger and they didn’t have the chicken one yet which was kinda sad. I don’t like beef that much. Oh did I mention? My legs still hurt like crazy that day, thank god for escalators & elevators.

27th Nov

Had lunch with family, pork ball noodle soup which took 1 hr to come =.=||| we had char kuey tiaw while waiting. My bro kept going on & on about the new guys he’s been hearing about, interrogating me like crazy about every guy he’s heard about. It got so annoying that my grandma couldn’t stand it & scolded him saying that when he’s older he’ll be an insufferable nag. After that I went to pick up KC & JN to go to 1U.

New Moon was disappointing, I felt so sleepy watching that, the only thing that kept me awake were KC & Jasmin who were sitting next to me gasping & nudging every time Jacob & Bella were getting intimate. Oh that & the wolves, they have nice bodies😉 That I can’t deny. Robert Pattinson on the other hand =.= was SO GROSS EWWWWW I wish he didn’t ever take off his shirt on screen & that scene was too damned long. I can’t stand his hairy body.

After that we went to Vietnamese Kitchen, they refurbished the restaurant, it looked great but they also changed the menu, that was not so great. They did away with the individual noodles & introduced set meals and they don’t serve the pork ball noodle anymore but it’s still non-halal. I personally like the previous menu better >.<||| The rest had to put up with my reckless driving on the way to Puchong to send my Wifey (Jasmin – we’re married on FB XD) home, I went pretty fast down some u-turn like curve & went “WHEeeeee~!” Gramps must’ve been pretty freaked out & exclaimed “You can WHEEEE Some more!” LOL. It was also raining =X

I was already pretty tired on the way back but we made a spontaneous visit to Aiman’s place & stayed till 11PM, any later & I would have passed out in the car =.=||| Oh my legs still hurt abit >.<||| Luckily they dun hurt while driving & I’m not driving a manual car so it wasn’t torturous.

28th Nov

Mom made me get up early saying we were going out for brunch but instead we were having brunch at home =.=||| I could’ve slept in man!!! GAHHHH… went to view the Pavillion Residence for fun, the lady showing us around looked so shocked when I told her I was 19. She probably thought that I was 15 or something. Sigh, when will that ever stop? Maybe not for another good 10 years. We stopped by the food court for some Lobak Gou & Rojak . That night was the dinner with my bro’s gf’s family to discuss wedding customs & preparations. The restaurant we ate at was having a wedding function, they were a pretty noisy lot with the karaoke & the YUM SENG’s. The older generation had good voices & could really sing all the oldies but that gene clearly wasn’t inherited by the younger generation because all the recent songs were out of tune & pretty hard to listen to >.< they were so loud the door didn’t really block out the sound.

29th Nov

I went to Pyramid to celebrate Chee Shan’s Bday =) haven’t seen her in so long & she said I got even skinnier after coming back from Melbourne. She asked me what was wrong with me, who go there get fatter not skinnier! LOL We sat at Starbucks catching up with each other while waiting for Kah En to arrive >.< Then, we went to Amp Square for karaoke, they’re pretty new & they have quite a large selection of Korean & Japanese songs there =) Must go try with the gang, their food ain’t too bad either but the toilets are pretty dirty & the flushes don’t seem to work >.<. Oh well there’s always a downside to something…

30th Nov

I reluctantly got dragged to renew my IC by my mom, waited 4 freaking hours because little 12 year olds were getting their ICs done. It’s the school holidays after all >.< bad time to renew ur IC.

1st Dec

Yet again got dragged to renew my driver’s license. Yes, NO MORE P on my car LOL maybe that might minimize the accident prone percentage my car has. People just seem to love damaging that car. Also got dragged to check my nose, the doctor stuck the camera up my nose, despite the anaesthetic my nose was still sensitive. I sneezed like crazy after he took the scope out of my nose =.=||| and yeah they determined why my sinus was so annoying & I’ve medication to take again. Bro’s Bday today, we got him a cake from Alexis. It was huge.

That’s all for now =)

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Counting down the days

(Slvr )My final exams are over for this semester ! YAY!!! but on that very same day the router needed reseting and my neighbour who did not realise that went to the city to stay for two days . I share my internet with her so yeah.. I didn’t have internet for two days after my exam hence I had NOTHING TO DO. For the first hour I strummed on my guitar to pass the time, then my fingers started hurting n stuff which made it hard to continue, I haven’t been playing much when the exams were around the corner so naturally my calluses softened which made playing the guitar for more than 30 mins hurt like hell. That was on Friday btw…

Then I felt lazy to cook for dinner so I started calling people out for dinner, Zetty didn’t pick up her phone because it was on silent and in her room, Kelly’s phone battery died while on call with me, Sherlynn picked up & was out probably in the city at that time but promised to be at our building around 11pm+. Then, I called up Santi just to complain to her about having nothing to do and being bored to death which made her want to kill me talk to her but not for long because she had to study for her exams.

After hesitating for a bit I finally decided to go to chadstone alone, First thing I did was buy a box of 6 doughnuts from Krispy Kreme and then I walked around looking at stuff, JB Hi-Fi had a sale on certain CDs buy 2 Free 1 at $9.99 each so I snagged some. I stuck around there until closing time before I went to pay for the CDs. After that I bought honey lemon ice blended + Jelly , didn’t wanna eat dinner alone (feels so sad man! JASMIN!!! U BETTER MAKE SURE U COME HERE NEXT YEAR!) so I went home after that.

More Dirty Minds

So around 11.30pm + Sherlynn, Sean & Daniel knocked on my door so we went to Daniel’s room to play Dirty Minds . It’s a game she just bought, each player is given a book and they have to read out 3 clues for other players to guess what the clues are about. The answers are innocent but the clues make it sound dirty… or I suppose it sounds dirty to dirty minded people so playing it with kids would defeat the aim or difficulty of the game =p It was funny when the clues were read out loud sometimes you can’t help but laugh… cos it sounds dirty to us =) We played for quite a bit because it took us quite sometime to figure out the rules & stuff.. but  I have to say that the person who came up with the game is a genius! We were up until 5 the next day LOL but it was fun and I really needed & enjoyed their company.

The next day we went grocery shopping for the “feast” they decided to have on Sat night. They decided to use my kitchen because Sherlynn & Sean were flying off on Sunday night & already packed most of their things. Sherlynn did most of the work with the chicken, mixing the sauces & chopping the herbs (we bought a whole chicken & made Sean clean it because he didn’t follow us to buy groceries) we had a private concert because it seemed that once Sean gets his hands on a guitar he just keeps playing with it and he’s darned good too *envious*. I let Daniel look through my movies + videos and they decided to watch night at the museum 2. The chicken tasted alright lol after finishing it the guys reluctantly washed the dishes =p took a lot of arguing to get them moving lol but in the end they did it anyway.

I was really glad to have them as company, don’t know what I would’ve done without them. I feel really sad sometimes not having people I can just call out spontaneously for dinner & stuff, which makes me miss you people back home even more! I survived most of the time because my internet was working & you guys were online. I may be a loner sometimes but I generally don’t enjoy going out alone… well going out alone isn’t that bad eating alone is really sad though. I start remembering the times we go out & have lunch/dinner together as a group & how fun it was made eating out alone even worse.

I should really be trying harder to make more friends over here but yeah it’s easier said than done, to find people who click with you isn’t as easy as it seems. BUT I won’t have to think about that from next week onwards because I’ll be back home where I can go anywhere I want and disturb people all I want LOL Looking forward to badminton with the guys and taking a crash course in Japanese amongst other stuff… but I’m also kinda dreading the fact that it’s such a long holiday, I would definitely be kicked out of the house to get a job. My mom would never let me rot at home.. I wonder if I should be thankful for that? LOL

No law for 3 months or more!!!

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I went overboard I know ~ don't remind me about it

The 3 1/2 hour paper was very very very tiring, towards the end my hand hurt like hell but I had to continue writing anyway… it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Still if was my first open book exam EVER, can’t blame me can you?? LOL

However, I was very tired and hungry after the exam. Felt like I could pass out any moment… I’ve got lots of sleep debt to repay =P One last paper on the 13th and I’m FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! YAY!!!!

For those who are interested =P I will be flying back to Malaysia on Nov 20th ~ see ya’ll then ^^v

Final Exams S2 2009

It’s that time again.. the time where students cram all 13 weeks of knowledge (in my case) into their brains only to regurgitate it again in a 2/3 hour paper in the exam hall with a thousand other students.. Best of luck to everyone (especially me! I need it LOL)

I saw another shocking news article..

Shocked mum lodges report over child slapping

KUALA LUMPUR: A nine-year-old girl was slapped by her disciplinary teacher because she was late for school by 10 minutes.

S. Surithambal was late due to the heavy morning traffic in Puchong.

Her mother, V. Kavitha, 29, said she was told about the incident when she went to fetch her daughter from her school at 1pm on Monday.

She said she was shocked to see Surithambal’s swollen face.

“Her class starts at 7.30 and she was only late by 10 minutes. Why must her teacher slap her?” asked Kavitha. read more…

I don’t remember teachers having the right to slap nine year olds or any of their students for any reason at all, slapping a nine year for BEING LATE FOR SCHOOL BY 10 MINUTES is outrageous! There are other ways of punishments that don’t involve violence like cleaning the bilik HEM (when your disciplinary teachers are so very busy with catching naughty rebellious boys they hardly have time to clean their offices) or standing while the rest get to sit for assembly or picking up the rubbish around school for 20 minutes or such… Just what is the wrong with the world today? Please refer to the Common Sense post below … I could go on ranting about this for hours but I won’t…

We have teachers who slap young children for stupid reasons while New Zealand has teachers who don’t mind posing nude for magazines like Australian Penthouse… http://www.smh.com.au/world/kiwi-teacher-shocked-and-gutted-after-nude-photos-outrage-20091027-hhjh.html

On another note..

Baby born on plane named after AirAsia

SEPANG: The baby boy, who created national headlines when he was born on an AirAsia plane, has been named Asia Liew Ya Hang.

His mother Liew Siaw Hsia said the Chinese name ‘Ya Hang’ means ‘AirAsia’ in Mandarin.

“It’s the best name I can give my son who was the first baby born on the airline’s plane,” she said in a statement yesterday.

The mother and baby are currently at the Putrajaya Hospital.

Asia Liew Ya Hang was safely delivered on board Flight AK 6506 on Oct 21 when the aircraft was about 800m in the air.

The flight from Penang to Kuching was diverted to the low-cost carrier terminal here when Liew went into premature labour.

The airline has presented Liew and the baby free flight tickets for life to celebrate the birth.

The poor boy’s gonna be in for a lot of name teasing in the future.. but hey! he gets free flight tickets for life =) I suppose that’s not too bad a deal😄 or not ~

Again another note ..

Police arrest 16 for alleged pack rape

SIXTEEN men have been arrested over the alleged pack rape of two women on Phillip Island.

The alleged sexual assault occurred on Saturday October 10. Police today said all of the men are aged between 17 and 20.

The men were taken into custody after four simultaneous raids were carried out at about 6:00 this morning, two in Montmorency and one each in Bundoora and Briar Hill, in Melbourne’s northeast.

The men remain at the St Kilda Rd Police Complex where they are continuing to assist police with their investigation.

Detective Inspector Glenn Davies from the Sexual Crime Squad said violence against women will not be tolerated and all such offences will be thoroughly investigated.

“I encourage all women who are victims of sexual assault to report these offences to police,” he said. read more ..

I don’t know how the two unlucky women would live after such an ordeal but I hope they can overcome the physical & emotional damage… one day, men like those 16 are disgusting animals, their lives must be that sad that they had to resolve to such actions to get laid. Or maybe they just did it cos’ they thought it would be fun to gang bang somebody? Either way it makes me sick to read about things like this…

and two other interesting articles about working..

McDonald’s employee ‘died of overwork’

Urinating checkout woman awarded $218,000

yikes.. looks like I spent more time on this post than intended.. buh bye! expect me to be MIA again =)

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