Friday, November 23, 2007
My perpetual state.
My perpetual state. These few days I'm pretty much in that position, be it on the bed or the living hall couch. A rather proverbial thing I would say, although my parents would beg to differ.
Here I am humbled by your Majesty
Covered by your grace so free
Here I am, knowing I'm a sinful man
Covered by the blood of the Lamb
Now I've found the greatest love of all is mine
Since you laid down your life
The greatest sacrifice
Your grace has found me just as I am
Empty handed, but alive in your hands
Forever I am changed by your love
In the presence of your Majesty
Here I am humbled by the love that you give
Forgiven so that I can forgive
Here I stand, knowing that I'm your desire
Sanctified by glory and fire
Now I've found the greatest love of all is mine
Since you laid down your life
The greatest sacrifice
Written by Stu Garrard/Martin Smith ©2003 Curious? Music UK
Monday, November 19, 2007
It's been so long since I felt like doing anything...
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
"Awake, my soul, and with the sun" by Thomas Ken
Awake, my soul, and with the sun
Thy daily stage of duty run;
Shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise,
To pay thy morning sacrifice.
Thy precious time misspent, redeem,
Each present day thy last esteem,
Improve thy talent with due care;
For the great day thyself prepare.
By influence of the Light divine
Let thy own light to others shine.
Reflect all Heaven’s propitious ways
In ardent love, and cheerful praise.
In conversation be sincere;
Keep conscience as the noontide clear;
Think how all seeing God thy ways
And all thy secret thoughts surveys.
Wake, and lift up thyself, my heart,
And with the angels bear thy part,
Who all night long unwearied sing
High praise to the eternal King.
All praise to Thee, who safe has kept
And hast refreshed me while I slept
Grant, Lord, when I from death shall wake
I may of endless light partake.
Heav’n is, dear Lord, where’er Thou art,
O never then from me depart;
For to my soul ’tis hell to be
But for one moment void of Thee.
Lord, I my vows to Thee renew;
Disperse my sins as morning dew.
Guard my first springs of thought and will,
And with Thyself my spirit fill.
Direct, control, suggest, this day,
All I design, or do, or say,
That all my powers, with all their might,
In Thy sole glory may unite.
I would not wake nor rise again
And Heaven itself I would disdain,
Wert Thou not there to be enjoyed,
And I in hymns to be employed.
Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Wear Yellow, Save Malaysia
I hope that the government would look at what is happening and not whitewash it at all. The changes are coming and I pray that something good will happen from all of these.
The demonstration for free and fair elections was slammed by the government and the riot police was called in to disperse the people up with chemically-laced water cannons and teargas.
The Malaysian mainstream media has tried to swept everything under the carpet, they didn't even mention that the water cannons used had chemicals laced in it. I only knew through Al Jazeera and CNN.
I feel like screaming to the government to not make excuses for themselves or tell the press that Malaysia is a democratic country when in actual fact we do not act like one. You say that Malaysia is democratic and we need not have 'illegal' demonstrations to demand for proper democracy. Also you say that the people of Malaysia wants peace (we do!) and do not need 'other people' to create unrest. But have you ever wondered that the demonstration was the PEOPLE's cry?
It was to be peaceful, and the riot police was called in. Even after the whole fiasco the people never fought back, how do you explain yourselves then?
For the months to come after this peaceful demonstration, human rights activists from all over the world are going to slam Malaysia. I hope you're ready for it.
BN, I hope you are listening...
P.S: Mr Wong Chin Huat, I commend you for your role in this campaign. I'm yellow now.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Extract: Chapter XIX - The Finale
"They died absurdly whimpering
They probed their sin for
Self murdered self in endless
And holiness slept with
All birth was but the prelude
And every cradle swung above
The Sun made weary trips
from east to west,
Time found no shore, and
culture screamed and raved.
The world in peaceless orbits,
And waited for the Singer
and his song."
For all the facebook addicts, or FightClub addicts (*nudge nudge*)
Thursday, November 08, 2007
An inside joke ;P
I seem to be blogging too often lately. But that's because I have no more things to do other than packing my stuff and browsing through loads of online job advertisements.
So help me...
Sexy walks 'keep men off scent'
A sexy swing of the hips may attract admiring glances, but it is not a covert sign a woman is ready to breed, according to researchers.
A Queen's University, Ontario, team examined volunteers' walks and the levels of sex hormones in their saliva.
They found those with alluring walks were the furthest away from ovulation.
A British expert said the research, featured by New Scientist magazine, supported the idea women disguise their fertility to deter unsuitable partners.
Women give a wide variety of subtle signals to men to advertise the fact that they are ready to conceive and Meghan Provost, the lead researcher, had expected a "sexy", hip-swinging walk to be one of those.
If women are trying to protect themselves from sexual assault at times of peak fertility, it would make sense for them to advertise attractiveness... when they are not fertile
Meghan Provost, lead researcher
She analysed the gait of female volunteers, showed video clips to 40 men, asking them to rate the attractiveness of the way the women walked, and then matched the results to the hormone tests.
She said the results, published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior, were so surprising that she had repeated the experiment again with another group of male viewers.
The women who were most fertile at the time of the experiment walked with fewer hip movements and with their knees closer together.
She now thinks the findings tally with other research suggesting that women want to conceal their ovulation from males other than their chosen partner.
A sexy walk would be too obvious, so women are thought to use changes in smell and facial expressions that can be experienced only at close range.
Ms Provost said: "If women are trying to protect themselves from sexual assault at times of peak fertility, it would make sense for them to advertise attractiveness on a broad scale when they are not fertile."
Dr John Manning, from the University of Central Lancashire, agreed with this theory.
He said it was in a woman's best interests to form a closer attachment to one man to help raise children, rather than to advertise her fertile time and be approached by a larger number of competing males.
He said: "I think that the subtle signs of ovulation are used, in a sense, to promote monogamy.
"If you want to pick up on these, you have to be already living with, or close to, the woman, so this constrains the man into daily attendance on a woman."
Story from BBC NEWS:
Published: 2007/11/08 00:49:55 GMT
© BBC MMVII
If only Dad was like that...
But either way, we still love him, don't we? =)
Went to see the dentist.
He said that I show no signs of grinding,
nor do I have a genetic problem with my face.
But he tested and confirmed that my jaw opens in a weird form.
An 'S' shape.
He commented on finding the root of the problem.
And he suspects that it may be stress.
Though for what reasons why this stress might affect me is just in misty skies.
So he gave me some exercises to do. Open and close.
Press a hot compress at my jaw joints before I go to sleep.
In a month's time when I come back up to havoc land,
he'll test me again.
And for my opinion, "YIKES!"
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
most ludicrous laws
UK chooses 'most ludicrous laws'
A little-known law which prohibits people dying while in the Houses of Parliament has been voted the UK's most ludicrous piece of legislation.
Another law which states it is treason to use a postage stamp upside down was placed in second place by those polled by UKTV Gold.
The most absurd international law was judged to be in the US state of Ohio, where it is illegal to get fish drunk.
The 3,931 people asked selected the laws from a shortlist of bizarre rules.
A total of 27% of those questioned thought the law against dying in the Houses of Parliament was the most absurd, while 7% voted for the legislation banning placing postage stamps upside down.
In third place, with 6%, came a law stating that only a clerk in a tropical fish store has permission to be topless in public in Liverpool.
Other lesser-known laws making the top 10 included one banning eating mince pies on Christmas Day and another stating it is illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament wearing a suit of armour.
Almost half of those asked confessed to breaking the mince pie law, which was brought in by Oliver Cromwell in the 17th Century.
The unusual international laws on the list included legislation against naming a pig Napoleon in France, driving while wearing a blindfold in Alabama and unmarried women parachuting on a Sunday.
The Law Society last year revealed other bizarre UK laws still in existence on the statute book.
They included a ban on firing a cannon close to a dwelling house (Met Police Act 1839); a ban on the use of any slide upon ice or snow (Town Police Clauses Act 1847); and the prohibition of driving cattle through the streets of London (Metropolitan Streets Act 1867).
The UK's top 10 most ridiculous British laws were listed as:
# 1. It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament (27%)
# 2. It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British king or queen's image upside-down (7%)
# 3. It is illegal for a woman to be topless in Liverpool except as a clerk in a tropical fish store (6%)
# 4. Eating mince pies on Christmas Day is banned (5%)
# 5. If someone knocks on your door in Scotland and requires the use of your toilet, you are required to let them enter (4%)
# 6. In the UK a pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants, including in a policeman's helmet (4%)
# 7. The head of any dead whale found on the British coast automatically becomes the property of the King, and the tail of the Queen (3.5%)
# 8. It is illegal not to tell the tax man anything you do not want him to know, but legal not to tell him information you do not mind him knowing (3%)
# 9. It is illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament wearing a suit of armour (3%)
# 10. It is legal to murder a Scotsman within the ancient city walls of York, but only if he is carrying a bow and arrow (2%)
Other bizarre foreign laws voted by those polled included:
# In Ohio, it is illegal to get a fish drunk (9%)
# In Indonesia, the penalty for masturbation is decapitation (8%)
# A male doctor in Bahrain can only examine the genitals of a woman in the reflection of a mirror (7%)
# In Switzerland, a man may not relieve himself standing up after 10pm (6%)
# It is illegal to be blindfolded while driving a vehicle in Alabama (6%)
# In Florida, unmarried women who parachute on a Sunday could be jailed (6%)
# Women in Vermont must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth (6%)
# In Milan, it is a legal requirement to smile at all times, except during funerals or hospital visits (5%)
# In France, it is illegal to name a pig Napoleon (4%)
Last Updated: Tuesday, 6 November 2007, 14:13 GMT
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Benny Lava - crazy indian video
THIS IS HILARIOUS!
The ultimate cultural jamming one can get.
This also proves the theory of GLOCALISATION.
P.S: This Buffalax guy, made internet history. Just google 'Benny Lava' and you'll see it.
Saturday, November 03, 2007
Hollywood writers go on strike
Writers are demanding an increase in the fees they receive when their work is reproduced on DVDs, the internet, mobile phones and other electronic devices.
Producers reject their demands as unworkable.
The AMPTP said no progress was possible "for overriding business reasons" as long as writers insisted on increasing royalties from DVD sales.
"We are ready to meet at any time and remain committed to reaching a fair and reasonable deal that keeps the industry working, but the DVD issue is a roadblock to these negotiations," said J Nicholas Counter, the AMPTP's president, added.
The effects of any strike would not be felt immediately, our correspondent says.
In fact it could be months before the TV networks run out of programmes that have already been made.
But if the dispute drags on, Hollywood analysts expect the supply of shows such as Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty and CSI to fizzle out by next spring.
Many writers fear the TV networks will simply turn to more repeats and reality programmes to fill the gap left by scripted shows.
The last major WGA strike in 1988 lasted 22 weeks, delayed the start of the autumn TV season and cost the industry an estimated $500m.
The studios say higher royalties for writers on new media products would stifle growth at a time of increasing production costs, but the union accuses the studios of pleading poverty while earning healthy profits.
Friday, November 02, 2007
Of a lot of things.
Keeping faces making spaces.
This is it.
Thursday, November 01, 2007
I feel like this for COM1020: Introduction to Communication Studies. Except that it ain't just a normal thesis. These readings are from renowned people in their field, and my eyes are going bonkers.
Stupid Raymond Williams.
I think by the time I get to 2nd year I'll start hating Michael Foucault more than Williams, though I suspect Williams has a more 'fabulous' writing style.