Thursday, September 08, 2005

The Internet is like…

…duct tape. There is a light side, a dark side and it holds the universe together. The most prevalent part when it comes to charity over the internet of course is the dark side. We have everything from annoying, bandwidth hungry forward-to-all-your-friends hoaxs, to conmen out to abuse the generosity of people.

Then once in a while we come across the light side, genuine cases of people suffering that we can help alleviate. I am of course talking about Yvonne Foong.

Yvonne suffers from Neurofibromatosis (NF). There are two types of Neurofibromatosis, type 1 and the rarer type 2. Both are an illness the result of genetic mutation that causes the uncontrollable growth of benign tumours in the human nervous system.

Type 2 NF, which Yvonne is afflicted, causes growths on both acoustic nerves in the body, resulting in the severe impairment of hearing and can be fatal. Yvonne’s hearing has since deteriorated to only 5% and she will soon lose it all unless she undergoes surgery.

Yvonne needs to raise US$28,600 or roughly about RM108,000 to undergo surgery at a specialist clinic in the United States. This is because, not for the lack of trying, doctors in Malaysia are at this time unable to help her without causing damage to the surrounding facial and balance nerves and teh nearby brain stem, causing paralysis to her face, taking away her sense of balance and maybe worse.

So please, for once we are faced with a genuine plea for help and contributing to a cause where we know there is no middle man to skim off the top and middle. Visit her website, read her story and if you feel compelled, please donate. You’ll be helping to save a fellow human being from a life of deafness, misery and maybe even premature death.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Izzit a Bird? Izzit a Plane? It’s…

…Captain Obvious. Am I THAT transparent? Why can’t all the posts below simply be a guy posting about love without anything going on? Is that so impossible? Why must it always be something?

Sigh… I’m hopeless…

…aku rindui mu juga ‘yang... :D

(Has everyone died of mushiness yet?)

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

A Clip on Dreams and Love…

On one hand you have dreams; on the other, reality. You can only mix them once, and only once. Find the perfect balance and your dreams come true; mix it wrong… the end.

What do you think? Works doesn’t it? You only get one shot at love. Unlike Edison, there is no finding 999 ways to do it wrong and one to get it right. With each relationship, with each special person, there is only one chance for it to go right, and an infinite for it to go wrong.

Like chemistry, like life. Too little and it fizzles, too much and it blows in your face… Love, like life, is about balance.

Liked Sepet?

Then OMG! She's started photography for Gubra!!!! Go Yasmin! I can't wait :D

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Calm Before the Storm…

Life’s a journey, like all journeys there will be sights to see, portholes in the road, thunderstorms and perfect weather. We all have our emotional ups and downs, love and heartbreaks… Are we deluding ourselves? Can a whim of the heart really lead to something meaning full? Is the high we feel when a relationship is forming really just a much welcomed calm in a stormy world?

Anyway interestingly enough, a few hours after I posted the post below, I found out that an internet romance actually did blossom into a full fledged love affair. From a rude comment posted that brewed a bit of annoyance and boiled over into love, fellow members of the blogasphere, losthungrytiredsoul and oftheflesh serve to remind us that anything is possible…

God bless those two!