Saturday, September 03, 2005

Love Actually?

Is it possible to fall in love with someone online? To desire with a passion someone whose you’ve only passed by in real life… To find reason, to fill a space in your life, to do something so real and so close in a space so virtual and so far away…

*Ponders into the night*

(NO! Nothing to do with anything on the shout box!)

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Giving Drinking a Bad Name

In my cup before me, I’m drinking a drink consisting of 1 part Shandy and 9 parts Sprite. Go figure.

Anyway, since I’m writing a post here are some shorts that don’t make post by themselves, but as a whole may be of the tinniest substance.

ADoM/FCM/LKW people, any of you in KL want to join part of my class for karaoke with (Design Lecturer) Chee this coming Sunday, 12 – 3 p.m? We booked a room for 8 but only have 5 people. Please leave a massage if you do.

Today’s newspaper front page is the (corrupt trade minister) Rafida Aziz hugging (retired PM) Tun Mahathir. I guess nobody got the memo from the (Distinctive Professional Moron) Najib that hugging is un-Islamic and un-Malaysian.

For those who don’t know, Opposition Leader Lim Kit Siang of the DAP is now a BLOGGER! Yes the 62 year old has a blog. Cool eh? Goes to show some people are more in tune and intellectual compared to a certain moron mentioned above.

Yes, I know I didn’t write a Merdeka day post. I was GOING to, but then SOMEBODY distracted me… *Grin*

Irene: I have an addition to our stationar… I mean punctuation set!

I WANT MEAT PIE! I also want Fish n Chips, a bar of Cherry Ripe and an ANZAC cookie.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

"Bright sparks" destroy car trying to steal fuel

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Three men trying to steal fuel from a New Zealand farm on Monday ended up setting fire to their own car.

Police said the trio had siphoned diesel into a petrol-driven vehicle. When their car would not start, they examined the fuel pipe using a cigarette lighter.

One click, a boom and the car burst into flames.

"It wasn't a major whodunnit," senior sergeant Ross Gilbert told Reuters, from the small North Island town of Waipukurau, about 230 km (143 miles) northeast of Wellington.

"Fortunately for them, there is no criminal charge for stupidity."

The men, aged 18 to 19, escaped injury but were charged with theft.

Talk about stupid... This news burb is from Reuters.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Dear Editor...

I rolled out of bed today, made coffee and opened the paper and Behold! The following stupidity:

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Full article here.

I mean come on, why can't some people simply admit they are poor at being parents and stop blaming others? So anyway, I'm writing the following rebuttal, any input is appreciated before I mail it off tomorrow.

Dear Editor,

I write in protest of CONCERNED PARENT’s letter titled ‘Cyber cafés a bad influence’ which appeared on your sheets on Sunday August 28, 2005.

I find it most contemptuous that people would rather blame the failures of their children on others rather than on their own lack of parenting finesse.

As a recent college graduate, I must admit that I too enjoyed cyber games and was a patron of cyber cafes during the day. I admit I, along with my peers, have on occasion stayed up till the early morning indulging in what is basically a more animated and immersive version of chess. But I didn’t fail college, nor do I have a record of being involved in violent altercations, which CONCERNED PARENT would allege patronising Cyber Cafés causes.

Having said that, I concede that we face a serious attention deficit problem where some students would rather focus on other activities instead of their studies. However, it is irrational to squarely blame cyber cafes for this social problem. After all, the student could have easily been addicted to other activities such as Basketball, X-skating or Football and become as negligent in his studies.

I urge everybody, especially parents who are facing such issues with their children to slow down with the assigning of blame and take a long hard look at their situation. Consider that maybe the course they made their children take is of no interest to their children or their children simply aren’t academically inclined and may do better pursuing a different path in life. Or as harsh as it may sound, it may simply have something to do with their upbringing.

Thank you.

Yours truly,
Nicholas C

Also if any of you out there feel as strongly as I do on this issue, please write your say to The Editor. Details Here. Please act now before they start thinking about banning CyberCafes also.