Thursday, November 29, 2007
And if you're a prostitute (or sex worker), then all you have to do is just auction sex for charity.
That's what Chilean prostitute Maria Carolina (picture above) did. And she got a lot of pledges. All proceeds go to charity, including helping underprivileged children.
Adult prostitution, by the way, is legal in Chile. So, Maria is really putting to charitable use her skills.
Good for her, I say. And the underprivileged of Chile.
Here's the story.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
"It's not love, obviously. I didn't come here looking for a husband. It's a social arrangement. I buy him a nice shirt and we go out for dinner. For as long as he stays with me he doesn't pay for anything, and I get what I want -- a good time. How is that different from a man buying a young girl dinner?" -- Englishwoman Bethan, 56, in Kenya for a lot of lust and holiday romance.
Read the story here.
Of course, this is not a new story. I have read it in the tabloids. Wait! I know of some golden gals doing it. Kenya aint the only place. There is also the Mediterranean. Check out Greece and Turkey.
Hunks and beach boys. Yummy. No...I aint no golden gal yet.
Anyway, what do you think?
Friday, November 23, 2007
Tembam alerted me about this magazine, TELL. I can actually hear her telling me excitedly about the magazine. I can even hear her gasping and grunting and all out of breath.
I went to Rocky's Bru and here.
But....Waddya know, TELL is in so many blogs.
Nuraina has it too.
More importantly, NURIN Alert is in TELL.
I have never read TELL. At least not the Malaysian magazine. Now, did that stop anyone from going to space?
So... all I can say is -- Way to go, guys! Bravo, bravo, bravo.
I can feel that NURIN Alert is going somewhere.
(Picture of Tell cover courtesy Rocky's Bru).
Friday, November 9, 2007
By the way, this pair of great firm cheeks belong to Kristina Dimitrova of Bulgaria who was winner of the 2007 World Backside Championships in Munich.
The winner in the men's section is a Romanian.
Looks like they have the world's best-looking bottoms. The backside beauty contest was sponsored by a lingerie firm.
Aaah...to be young with firm butt..
Hey, you! Stop drooling....
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Or that you're a 17 year-old, not a 40 year-old doing great things on your website. And making loads of cash.
Of course I'm talking about Ashley Qualls, the teen who transformed her hobby of designing MySpace layouts into a boomingly lucrative online business.
I mean, what did it take her? US$8, to be precise.
Yeah, $8 to buy a dot.com and she is a millionnaire to boot.
You see. These days you don't need to have dreams. When Ashley set up her Whateverlife website, she was not thinking about being rich. Nor did she go out of her way to be a millionnaire.
It just happened.
Her cool, hip and hugely popular website attracted an online marketing guy.
And the rest ---- was, of course, history.
But it helped that Ashley is an Internet professional. Within two years of creating Whateverlife, she dropped out of high school.
She bought a house. And yes, she was the one who helped launch the pop career of British singer Lily Allen to fame and fortune.
Yep, Ashley bears testimony to meritocracy on the Internet where greeenhorns can run money-spinning companies irrespective of funding, location, size, or experience.
And oh, doesn't she remind you that "ingenuity is ageless".
She's recruited her mum to be her manager and a few close friends to work for her after-school hours.
According to an article on Ashley:
"Her MySpace page layouts are available for the bargain price of...nothing. They're free for the taking. Her only significant source of revenue so far is advertising.According to Google Analytics, Whateverlife attracts more than 7 million individuals and 60 million page views a month. That's a larger audience than the circulations of Seventeen, Teen Vogue, and CosmoGirl! magazines combined. Although Web-site rankings vary with the methodology, Quantcast, a popular source among advertisers, ranked Whateverlife.com a staggering No. 349 in mid-July out of more than 20 million sites. Among the sites in its rearview mirror: Britannica.com, AmericanIdol.com, FDA .gov, and CBS.com.
And one more, which Ashley can't quite believe herself: "I'm ahead of Oprah!" (Oprah.com: No. 469.) Sure, Ashley is a long way from having Oprah's clout, but she is establishing a platform of her own. "I have this audience of so many people, I can say anything I want to," she says. "I can say, "Check out this movie or this artist.' It's, like, a rush. I never thought I'd be an influencer."
Well. All I can say is...YOU GO GIRL!
And now... how do I make an online fortune out of my passion for Harleys...
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
I am thoroughly impressed with what a band of bloggers are doing in spearheading Nurin Alert, inspired undoubtedly by AMBER Alert in the United States.
Their move had arisen from the abduction and brutal murder last month of 8 year-old Nurin Jazlin Jazimin.
I am with them.
Eleven years ago, 8 year-old Amber Hagerman was abducted while she was cycling near her grandparents' home in Arlington, Texas.
She was found brutally murdered 4 days later.
AMBER Alert came out of the entire community's anger at what had happened. They pressured the local broadcasting station to help them. They got the police.
They got everyone to help under this plan.
With AMBER Alert, the police, the community, the local broadcasting station and the private sector work hand-in-hand to save a missing child.
Time is crucial so the entire community helps in the search for the child.
Time was what was wasted in Nurin Jazlin's case.
I wept knowing that it was her little lifeless body that was stuffed in the sports bag.
Congratulations to Rocky, Nuraina Samad, Jasni Jalil (Nurin's uncle), Tembam and Nik Farez for wanting to make a difference.
Nurin Alert -- now, this is something nobody should say "no" to.
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Ok. Let me be brutally frank -- they love to gossip about just anyone or anything.
I mean, do they know the Prime Minister, his wife and his SIL?
Yeah, they told me that that is how everyone refers to h i m. I know that. They call h i m SIL as though SIL are the three most obnoxious alphabets.
My pals asked me how come I know so much. And these are my pals, y'hear.
"I read the blogs and on-line news, dumbo!", I snapped.
"Malaysian blogs?", Susie asked me.
"Yeah, you dimwit," I snapped back, again.
What is wrong with these people? Don't they read blogs, I asked.
Of course, they do. But they're Malaysians and they HAVE to read blogs to know what's really going on in the country.
What's wrong with your newspapers, I asked, feigning ignorance.
"Eva, honey, You read the notorious Malaysian blogs and you don't know why we don't read the newspapers?"
They're no fools, my pals.
Back to gossipy Malaysians.
They gave details of the Prime Minister as though they are living under the same roof with the man.
"And did you know that SIL named his newborn after the angel, Gabriel....Jibreil or something, which is the Muslim version?", Sam asked.
"What's wrong with that?" I asked.
"Dunno. Don't seem right. That's what my Muslim friends tell me," she replied.
But, if that's forbidden, wouldn't SIL and wife know that? Hmmmmm.
So, tell me, when's the elections, I asked.
"Whenever the PM's people feel that it's a good time. That means when the people have forgotten what a lousy PM he is," reasoned Susie.
That's a good one. I wonder when that will be.
Told you, Malaysians think they know everyone intimately!
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
He is single, rugged and real cool.
Lisa is single but has a son, Adam.
I like Pete because he has no qualms about getting into a relationship with Lisa.
I wonder how many Malaysian men out there would be okay with this. With having a serious relationship with a single mom.
I asked Bob, a Malaysian, whether he'd fall for his wife, the way he did, if she had a child.
"Nope. No way," he remarked.
Why ever not? We're talking about Bonnie, the love of your life, for God's sake!
"Yeah.... but if she had a kid, no way."
What about just going out with her?
What! Go out and sleep with her and that's it?
You mean guys would go out with single mothers, bed them and then ciao, baby?
I asked Pete.
He loves Lisa. With or without a kid or many kids.
"Why are you asking, Eva?"
"Dunno, Pete. Stupid question, ain't it?"
Yeah. Stupid question.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Is this tagging a Malaysian blog preoccupation or what? I've seen it in predominantly Malaysian blogs.
And it sure seems like a chain letter. Ooh. I hate chain letters. Always curse the person who sends me one.
I know I can throw it away. But what if.....??
But I reckon Ms NS must like me for tagging me!
I'm supposed to tell you what I keep in my handbag, purse and favourite room and what I'd like to do most and what I am currently doing.
Really! Why does anyone want to know? I thought it's something a cranky shrink wants to know just to find out what kind of weird person you are.
5 things in my handbag/bag :
car and apartment keys
5 things in my purse :
bank ATM/supermarket/credit cards
a piece of paper listing important numbers (just in case)
5 favourite things in my favourite room (my bedroom):
my gorgeous big bed
old/ancient persian rug
5 things I would like/love to do :
drive a Formula One
ride a Harley across America
get that perfect man
5 things I'm currently doing :
learning to cook
planning to re-arrange furniture in my living room
planning to watch a good movie
planning to go fishing
Friday, September 7, 2007
I thought the South Americans were more understanding of lust and passion, even among married people. Adulterers.
Of course, they are also understanding of the equally passsionate revenge exacted by the bruised party on his or her philandering spouse.
But that's very Latin.
Times they are a-changing. Adulterers' days are numbered. Hahaha, My blog-sister, the Witch, loves this kind of stories, I am sure.
Sorry, Witch, but your Antonio is one philandering lover. You just can't see it. Sorry, I am digressing here.
According to Reuters, in Bogota, married Colombians who are screwing around will be punished.
They will either be fined or be made to do community work. Woohoo!!
But moi? I think they ought to be whipped!
I am all for lurrve and passion and great sex. If you happen to be married, well, I aint gonna lay the moral line on ya.
You know what you're doing. It is wrong but it's your life.
As a matter of principle (heck I do have one, eh?) I don't do married men. Just don't. But I won't judge you if you are an adulterer and happen to be my friend.
Just that if you get caught, you oughta be whipped!
That will teach you for shagging someone's spouse! And for getting caught!
The good Colombian senator Edgar Espindola said he made the proposal "in an effort to protect family values and shield children from broken homes".
"I believe a lot of my companions are going to support this initiative," Espindola said on Tuesday. "This project should motivate Colombians to reflect on the importance of
of the marriage, the home and the importance of family."
Well, I'll drink to that!
Such noble intentions. Such a noble effort.
Now, if I were a local authority in Colombia, I'd start listing the work needed to be done. I bet there'd be more than enough convicted adulterers to do the job.
Read here for the story.
Monday, August 27, 2007
Here's what I found in AFP.
Sheesh...wonders never cease!
In Seoul, Korea, schoolchildren are getting smart. They can't do their homework, they find someone -- well, where else but the Internet -- to do it. For a fee, of course.
Here's the story:
A portal lists more than 500 websites devoted to homework with fees to pupils ranging from 8,000-10,000 won (eight dollars 50 cents to 11 dollars), The Korea Times said. "I need to write three English diaries by the end of the week," a 12-year said in a message posted on one site.
"I don't really want to write them. Who can write for me and how much do I have to pay?" There are also websites offering already-completed homework, with individual material downloadable for 500 won, the paper said. Others offer children a chance to share projects. Experts worry that such sites could send students the wrong message, that they can buy whatever they want, the paper said.
Oh. This is not good!
Wonder if their parents and teachers are aware of this?
Or have the kids outsmarted them?
Saturday, August 18, 2007
I know this is a touchy issue. But it is a real issue affecting some of my best friends.
Okay, here's what I want to tell them -- menopause is not the death knell on your sex life, girls.
Ask the Red Hot Mamas. They rock and I'll bet are still having sex like there's no tomorrow. At least that's what I am thinking. Maybe even wild sex too.
Many women avoid having sex because menopause causes some physical changes to their , you know, the wonderful V-thing.
It's such a put-off that some women just prefer -- shopping. Shopping? Shopping? Hell, why?
Girls, girls... now now.. don't be doing that. Shopping can't be better than sex.
You see, guys. Now you see the problem your gals are having? It is a real problem. It's not that they don't want you in bed with them. They do. Lord in Heaven, they do! But, sex has got to be so, er....uncomfortable, a little less enjoyable that Barney's, Lyell...heck! even Macy's and Bloomingdales are tempting.
So, guys. Please understand your women. Yeah..you. The grey-haired one. And you too. Stop pretending that your woman's a hot 20-something babe.
Read this article. Maybe your menopausal mate won't be facing her bed-time blues alone.
Now, don't go finding no excuse to get laid elsewhere, y'hear, guys...
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Thursday, August 9, 2007
You wouldn't believe this. Read it. The next time you have another bad recurring headache, think! Did something -- anything -- pierce through your head when you were a child?
Read the Reuters story:
BERLIN : A 59-year-old German woman has had most of a pencil removed from inside her head after suffering nearly her whole life with the headaches and nosebleeds it caused, Bild newspaper reported Monday.
Margret Wegner fell over carrying the pencil in her hand when she was four.
"The pencil went right through my skin -- and disappeared into my head," Wegner told the newspaper.
It narrowly missed vital parts of her brain. At the time no one dared operate, but now technology has improved sufficiently for doctors to be able to remove it.
Most of the pencil, some three inches long, was taken out in an operation at a private Berlin clinic, but the tip had grown in so firmly that it was impossible to remove.
Monday, August 6, 2007
For a 50 year-old, she is still struggling to know herself.
I wish her well as she approaches her half-century.
Malaysia is not owned exclusively by anyone. But those who have the power to own a vital part of her are sure messing her up.
I hate that.
I am glad that my memories of Malaysia are wonderful.
But hell, I remember politicians messing up the many great things that Malaysia held for me.
I thought history has taught us never to repeat our mistakes.
Looks like little has changed.
Politicians are still at it.
I see they are now blaming bloggers -- the latest bogeyman.
Failed leaders looking for people to blame for their own screw-ups.
And blaming big-time.
So. nothing has changed.
Politicians will never blame themselves for the mess they have made.
This time, we're gonna blame them. Squarely.
So, Happy 50th birthday, darling!
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Hah! I could've told them the answer!
I can't believe researchers in Washington had to interview 237 respondents just to find out WHY people have sex.
I could have told them the answer. Jesus Lord in Heaven!
Yeah, baby, yeah. It is LUST. Ja, Oui, Da, Si, Yes! Yeah! Yep! Uh-uh!
Listen to this. And I quote:
After exhaustively compiling a list of the 237 reasons why people have sex, researchers found that young men and women get intimate for mostly the same motivations.
It's more about lust in the body than a love connection in the heart.
College-aged men and women agree on their top reasons for having sex — they were attracted to the person, they wanted to experience physical pleasure and "it feels good," according to a peer-reviewed study in the August edition of Archives of Sexual Behavior. Twenty of the top 25 reasons given for having sex were the same for men and women.
So, people. Forget the gender stereotypes ... that men only want sex for the physical pleasure and women want love.
Remember the idea that men are from Mars and women from Venus? Perish that!
Haha -- "the more we look, the more we find similarity" -- couldn't be closer to the truth.
You and I are the same, buddy.
We both lust for each other's body. And yeah, yeah, we can love when we want to.
Deal with it, babe!
Friday, July 27, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
That's what I like about this beautful world of ours, someone special is born every century.
Martin Hof of the Netherlands talks to geese. Call him a goose whisperer if you like.
I learnt something about geese from him -- that they are monogamous. And there is a good reason we have to understand and appreciate this fact -- when a goose loses his or her partner, he/she will be pining for the loss and will make a lot of noise.
Of course, people do not understand this. So a noisy goose and a cackle of noisy geese aint music to the ears, you know what I'm saying?
Here's where Martin's talent, gift and skill are useful.
He calms the fowls so that they are not a nuisance to humans.
See, Netherlands is an animal friendly nation. The only country with an Animal Rights party in Parliament.
They CANNOT kill animals any which way they like. Because they have made a promise to their people and the animals of Netherlands, they cannot slaughter animals that are a pest, even though I am sure, some Dutch people are regretting their decision to be so animal friendly.
Anyway, please read about Martin and the geese in Netherlands.
So interesting I tell ya.
Click here, s'il vous plait.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Oooh. What a delicious idea!
I am thinking of having a baby - with or without a husband -- just so I can hire a manny! Yep -- manny. You've got that right -- male nanny.
I mean, why should a nanny be female?
Why not a gender of our choice?
Britney Spears had one last year. A real hunk to boot.
Of course, he started out as a bodyguard but his duties expanded to include taking care of her kids. And of her, naturally.
Not a dumb blonde, she aint.
Well, today mannies are the hottest "things" to have.
And, I hear, you shouldn't leave home without yours.
I am wondering - must I have a baby to hire a manny?
Ooh.. I want a manny, I do!
Thursday, July 12, 2007
"When thunder roars, go indoors."
If you're the sort to be listening to your iPod anywhere and anytime, you should be a little more careful during a storm.
You'd certainly get more than electrifying tunes. And it is not just iPods. Laptops too and any electrical device.
Stormy days aint the time to be having fun with your gadgets and gizmos, folks.
Here's what I got this from the Associated Press:
A Canadian jogger suffered wishbone-shaped chest and neck burns, ruptured eardrums and a broken jaw when lightning traveled through his music player's wires.
A Colorado teen ended up with similar injuries when lightning struck nearby as he was listening to his iPod while mowing the lawn.
Emergency physicians report treating other patients with burns from freak accidents while using personal electronic devices such as beepers, Walkman players and laptop computers outdoors during storms.
Michael Utley, a former stockbroker from ., who survived being struck by lightning while golfing, has tracked 13 cases since 2004 of people hit while talking on cell phones. They are described on his Web site, http://www.struckbylightning.org.
Contrary to some urban legends and media reports, electronic devices don't attract lightning the way a tall tree or a lightning rod does.
"It's going to hit where it's going to hit, but once it contacts metal, the metal conducts the electricity," said Dr. Mary Ann Cooper of the American College of Emergency Physicians and an ER doctor at University of Illinois Medical Center at .
When lightning jumps from a nearby object to a person, it often flashes over the skin. But metal in electronic devices — or metal jewelry or coins in a pocket — can cause contact burns and exacerbate the damage.
A spokeswoman for ., the maker of iPods, declined to comment. Packaging for iPods and some other music players do include warnings against using them in the rain.
Lightning strikes can occur even if a storm is many miles away, so lightning safety experts have been pushing the slogan "When thunder roars, go indoors," said Cooper.
Jason Bunch, 18, says it wasn't even raining last July, but there was a storm off in the distance. Lightning struck a nearby tree, shot off and hit him. Bunch, who was listening to while mowing the grass at his home in ., still has mild hearing damage in both ears, despite two reconstructive surgeries to repair ruptured eardrums.
He had burns from the earphone wires on the sides of his face, a nasty burn on his hip where the iPod had been in a pocket and "a bad line up the side of my body," even though the iPod cord was outside his shirt.
"It was a real miracle" he survived, said his mother, Kelly Risheill. The Canadian jogger suffered worse injuries, according to a report in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine.
The man, a 39-year-old dentist from the Vancouver area, was listening to an iPod while jogging in a thunderstorm when, according to witnesses, lightning hit a tree a couple of feet away and jumped to his body.
The strike threw the man about eight feet and caused on his chest and left leg. The electric current left red burn lines running from where the iPod had been strapped to his chest up the sides of his neck.
It ruptured both ear drums, dislocated tiny ear bones that transmit sound waves, and broke the man's jaw in four places, said Dr. Eric Heffernan, an imaging specialist at Vancouver General Hospital.
The injury happened two summers ago and despite treatment, the man still has less than 50 percent of normal hearing on each side, must wear hearing aids and can't hear high-pitched sounds.
"He's a part-time musician, so that's kind of messed up his hobby as well," Heffernan said.
Like the teen, the Canadian patient, who declined to be interviewed or identified, has no memory of the lightning strike.
In another case a few years ago, electric current from a lightning strike ran through a man's pager, burning both him and his girlfriend who was leaning against him, said Dr. Vince Mosesso, an emergency doctor at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Eardrum ruptures are considered the most common ear injury in lightning-strike victims, occurring in 5 percent to 50 percent of patients, according to various estimates — whether or not an electronic device is involved.
A broken jaw is rare, doctors say.
What is it with people doing things outdoors during a thunderstorm?
I learnt from young that when it storms outside -- with thunder and lightning -- be safe and do whatever it is you enjoy doing - indoors.
Ain't so hard to do, I reckon.
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Here's why I've always thought flirting adds sparks to a relationship.
But, I'm just finding out that a little jealousy is also good in a relationship.
Just goes to show that you may have been there and done that but there are some things that you just don't know.
Now listen to this -- when a man flirts (innocently, of course), it means he is sure of himself and he feels a lot of positive vibes. Now, aint that good for a relationship?
Because, (and this is true) he brings back that vibes and energy "home" with him.
YOU benefit, girl.
That don't mean he wants to sleep with the woman or women with whom he has been flirting.
Oh... surely not.
Of course, the line must first be drawn and that aint hard to do.
He won't cross the line because he's your man and you trust him.
And trust him, you must.
So, don't go being jealous, ok?
Read this and feel inspired to try it.
And, to check that little green-eyed monster in you, so that partner and you can really go a long way together, you know, happily ever after, sigh...read this again.
(Painting above, The Starry Night was completed near the mental asylum of Saint-Remy, 13 months before Vincent Van Gogh's death at the age of 37. Vincent's mental instability is legend. He attempted to take Paul Gauguin's life and later committed himself to several asylums in hopes of an unrealized cure. Van Gogh painted furiously and The Starry Night vibrates with rockets of burning yellow while planets gyrate like cartwheels. The hills quake and heave, yet the cosmic gold fireworks that swirl against the blue sky are somehow restful. This painting is probably the most popular of Vincent's works.)
Friday, July 6, 2007
And wouldn't you like to have it, man!
Durex Australia is looking for real life testers for its condom products.
Now, even if you have what it takes to be an official condom tester, you've gotta be Australian to be considered.
Hell, man. Imagine the skills you can brag about and include in your CV.
And take it from me, women will be suitably impressed.
Besides, you'd be the envy of the guys.
The "bed-testing" position is, however, unpaid but the 200 selected testers will be up for free pack of Durex products, plus a bonus prize of A$1,000 ($854) for one lucky winner.
In return, testers would have to report back on the feel and performance of the company's products.
So, if you're eligible, you will be asked to explain why you should be considered.
Humor would help in the application, Durex said.
"To apply, simply explain why you think you're right for the position (missionary is acceptable) and you could be eligible for the employee bonus of $1,000," said the ad on Web site www.durex.com.au.
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
"On July 4 1776, we claimed our independence from Britain and Democracy was born. Every day thousands leave their homeland to come to the "land of the free and the home of the brave" so they can begin their American dream."
Today - 4th of July --is a national holiday in the US as Americans celebrate Independence Day.
Well, what can I say but that America has come a mighty long way -- and back. A horrible U-Turn.
But, let's not get depressed. Be happy and rejoice on this wonderful day where we are reminded that the American Dream is a good thing.
In celebration of America's birthday, "60 Minutes" presents eight men and women that have been profiled over the years, who can truly be called American Icons.
Saturday, June 30, 2007
"The Beatles were the symbol of their era, but their music and their success transcends their time to arrive at ours." -
Are you a Beatles fan? Don't matter because I think you must be. Who isn't?
I watched CNN's Larry King Live on Tuesday with his guests, surviving Beatles -- Paul McCartney, Ringo Star and he widows of John Lennon and George Harrison -- Yoko Ono and Olivia.
Paul and Ringo were clowning around and rib-tickling each other and I thought -- "Jesus...if only John and George were there.."
Oh. How I remember so vividly the night John was shot. I was with some friends somewhere in New York and we couldn't believe it.
"Oh God..don't let him die", I prayed.
Even when the news of his death was announced, we still couldn't believe it.
We did not want to believe it.
John Lennon dead? No! He's supposed to live a thousand years.
He died but his music lives on. He died but his message of love and peace lives on.
And years later, George died. George, the handsome one. George, the quiet one.
During Larry King Live, Paul said that they were just kids from Liverpool.
"And, yes, it is quite amazing, because as time goes on, it kind of becomes more and more of a phenomenon," he said.
He said the early Beatles knew they were a good band and were pretty sure of themselves.
Ringo said they "thought we'd be really big in Liverpool."
"I think the most exciting thing is that, you know, we expect people our age to know the music. But actually, a lot of kids know the music," he said.
"And if anything is left, we have left really good music, and that's the important part, not the moptops or whatever."
Yeah, Ringo baby, you guys made some real good music. We're so lucky to still have them.
Love you guys!
Sunday, June 24, 2007
But, I caught this one that could help couples understand themselves.
Moi? I ain't the jealous type, as typecasting or stereotyping goes. So, I really don't know what it feels like to be jealous.
According to this article, you get strong feelings of jealousy perhaps because you don't have enough trust in your partner that he or she is being faithful to you. That lack of trust may be prompted by one of four factors.
- You may feel insecure about your self-worth. In these cases, either you've been raised to believe, or some part of your inner self feels, that you just don't measure up. Because you don't love yourself, you can't believe that others would love you, so you live in fear that your partner's "true" feelings will be revealed and she will leave.
- You're prone to cheating on your partner -- maybe even have done so. Knowing what you're capable of, you project that behavior onto your partner.
- You and your partner haven't yet figured out how to establish safe boundaries within the relationship. Having a tight bond is about building walls around your love with windows that allow others to be part of it -- not doors where competing lovers can walk right in and disrupt your home. Because you don't know what's permissible within the relationship and what's not, you're constantly on your toes.
- Your mate is cheating on you. Cheating doesn't have to include sex; it often has to do with making emotional connections to others outside the relationship. If your partner is sharing things about your private life with attractive members of the opposite sex, it robs a sense of intimacy from your relationship and leaves you feeling vulnerable.
I'm sure many of you out there can relate to either or all of these factors.
They really carry out research and studies on things like this -- whether firstborn sons have higher IQs than their younger brothers.
This is interesting.
The study also found that in many circumstances, men who have been raised as the eldest (even if they are not) have IQs to match their firstborn peers.
The study was conducted by Petter Kristensen and his colleagues at the University of Oslo. The findings were reported in the journals, Science and Intelligence.
I have never thought about it. I have met many firstborn men or men who are regarded as the eldest in their families.
But what is a "higher IQ"? If it is higher than a low IQ, it ain't a big deal, man. My IQ could be higher than firstborn men.
It must be pointed out here that the study was carried out in Norway and based on Norwegian firstborn men.
Oh, I know their men are - - - different.
Interested to know more. Here it is.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
As far as I am concerned, Salman Rushdie deserves all the death threats and the death fatwa that have been coming his way.
While I think his book "Satanic Verses" displayed his stature as an novelist, it contained blasphemous verses that, naturally got Muslims inflamed.
Now, I would not be too excessive or go overboard in my praises.
Ooh. I do feel so sorry for him, knowing how terrifying it must be to be living every day of your life in fear - of being killed anytime and anywhere.
But surely, a man of his intelligence must have known the score.
Besides, I do not think he is all that the Brits and the Americans have made him out to be -that he is so damn brilliant.
I think they like what he has been writing because he has written bad things about Islam and Muslims. And he happened to be a Muslim when he wrote that contentious book. At least, that was what he was purported to be. I don't think he is a Muslim anymore. Now, I am not so sure if he ever was.
Not that I care. Anyway, that don't matter no more.
What I know and what I care is that he has insulted Islam and Muslims. No, I would not go to the extreme of wanting to have his head because I believe that it is not for mere mortals to punish him.
And I am a peace-loving woman of the universe.
But I think he deserves what he gets. He should know what he was in for when he wrote all those blasphemous things.
Salman baby. You can run but you cannot hide. They're gonna get you.
Now they're giving you a knighthood, Sir.
Don't be misled. They are giving you a knighthood not because of your immense contribution to literature but MORE because you have served their anti-Islam scheme very well and because, as a Pakistani newspaper editorial said, you were "one of the few intellectuals with clout in the west who had supported the US-led invasions of and after 9/11".
So, you're their man, man.
Don't you just love the attention!
I agree that it is an affront to Muslim sentiments but I would not go so far as ordering you killed or justifying suicide attacks.
But, Salman honey, you know that there are extremists out there.
Already in Pakistan, hard-line Muslims are chanting "Kill him! Kill him!". That's you, sweetie.
Wish I can help you there.
I can understand why the honour (given to you on the occasion of Queen Elizabeth's 81st birthday) had hurt the sentiments of Muslims across the world.
Oh. Don't feign ignorance. You're from the sub-continent. You know what's going on there. And nearby Iran.
Robert Brinkley, Britain's high commissioner to Pakistan, defended his government's decision to honor you for your contributions to literature.
Yeah. That's your friend. And man, don't you just need friends now. I mean powerful friends.
As far as the Brits are concerned, you are one of the most prominent novelists of the late 20th century whose 13 books have won numerous awards, including the Booker Prize for "Midnight's Children" in 1981.
"It is simply untrue to suggest that this in anyway is an insult to Islam or the Prophet Muhammed, and we have enormous respect for Islam as a religion and for its intellectual and cultural achievements," Brinkley said.
Sigh. Why don't I believe you, Bobby baby?
In 1989, Iran's spiritual leader, spiritual leader Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa or religious edict/decree to kill /assassinate Salman because "The Satanic Verses" insulted Islam.
The threat forced the "convicted blasphemer" to live in hiding for a decade.
Aaah.... but he couldn't bear the hibernation, the isolation.
He got out and partied, man. Left his loyal wife for the younger, sexier model by the name of Padma.
Iran and Pakistan have protested the decision by the Brits to award the blasphemer with a knighthood.
Sir Salman. Well, in this life, man. In this life.
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Here's from Reuters, your friendly international wire service:
Photo above is of naked cyclists riding their bikes through downtown Vancouver, British Columbia during the World Naked Bike Ride Day June 9, 2007. About 50 cyclists rode through the streets trying to bring attention to pollution caused by cars.
Man, could we do this in Malaysia? Just to make a statement?
Not in this century?
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Well, I read the good news over the weekend. Thank God for online news portals and (Malaysian) newspapers having gone online, and yes, the internet, that I am able to get news from home.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi got married to Ms (now Datin Seri) Jeanne (nee Danker) Abdullah.
Finally! I mean, we heard about their relationship for so long already. Some people even said that they were already man and wife as early as December last year.
I know the PM getting married is a good thing. In Islam, marriage is akin to building a mosque. It is a sacred act. So, it is very much welcomed.
The Prime Minister marrying Jeanne is good because it means that it puts an end to all those speculations and also that he is no longer lonely and alone.
I hear Jeanne is a good person too.
The PM marrying Jeanne is good because she is not a sweet young thang, if you know what I mean. A trophy wife she ain't. For that, we should all be thankful.
Can you imagine if Jeanne was a 20 or 30 something sexy young thang?
I think the PM should then resign because it means that he is no different from the rest of those mortal men.
You know what I'm saying?
I do hope, however, that Jeanne remains the nice lady that she has always been. I hope she will not be "power-crazy" as some women are wont to be in her position.
If she does not already know, the position of PM's wife is a power unto itself.
I mean, look at the position of the DPM's wife. If that ain't powerful, I'm a barmaid in Kabul.
I hope Jeanne is not the de facto PM, although, that is not such a bad idea under the circumstances in the country.
And if she decides to be the de facto PM and her hubby, the PM, is okay with it, then I suggest she makes it a hush-hush affair. Nobody must know. Better that way than the whole country knowing that the PM is cuckolded and queen-controlled.
He's already been bad-pressed really bad.
So, enough already.
However, here's the thing.
I am no sentimental Juliette but I cannot help thinking that it was not too long ago that Kak Endon died. I can just remember so vividly the featured stories about her in the Press, the funeral and all the accolades as well as the sadness and grief that shrouded her death.
The sad face of the PM. His grief.
Kak Endon did not leave us that very long ago.
Why, it feels just like yesterday.
Sigh....and what does it tell us about --- men?
Are all men, regardless of who they are or what position they hold, emotionally and physically, weak?
Love, companionship, they say.
Podah, I say.
It's sex, baby. Sex.
Pure and unadulterated sex. Physical needs.
Men have their needs! And life must go on.
So.... I need to end here before I get out of control.
All that said -- I am happy that the PM has got married to his late wife's ex-sister-in-law, and that he has found a companion to replace his late wife and that it is all in the family.
In some culture, I hear it is incestuous.
So, may the newlyweds find eternal bliss. Amen.
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
If I were an entertainment journalist which I'm not about to be -- not in a million years -- I'd ask this question to a singer or an actor -- "do you believe in true love?"
The reason I'd like to do that is that most artistes sing love songs or act in love and romance movies, touching our hearts, teaching us about love, inspiring us and tugging at our heartstrings. But do they believe in what they do for a living?
Do they believe in staying faithful and true?
They're the ones who talk about endless love, about love never having to say you're sorry and all that load of bullshit.
We're the ones who are lapping every verse they sing and every scene they play.
And guess what? They're the ones changing spouses or lovers. Splitting up like it's the most natural thing to do next to breathing.
Are they not at all influenced by the songs they sing and the roles they play?
Sure, sure. Not every thing is about life imitating art. Nor is it about art imitating life.
Actually, I got thinking about love and artistes after reading about the fact that love and relationships being very much the theme in songs and music today.
Love song still dominate the music industry.
Just that the language of love is raunchy and getting raunchier.
Language as we all know, has evolved over the years and words which were plain and simple in meaning, are now obscene and vulgar terms.
What is probably G-rated in the 60s and 70s is probably so tame today.
An interesting read.
Just click here.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Do you know that I never watch any movie on the Holocaust?
Not even "Schindler's List".
Don't misunderstand. I know very well what the holocaust is all about.
I have read and seen black&white photographs of Jews being taken to be tortured and put to death.
I can never forget those pictures.
My father had and still has a vast collection of books. Among them were books on the holocaust.
I had always been an avid reader, and I must have been about eight years old that I found the books on the shelf of my father's library.
I still remember naked girls and women with their head shaven running away from soldiers armed with machine guns, shooting them down.
Their faces were no longer terrified. They were blank. They were like skeletons.
I wept and wept.
There were other pictures as well, of children, of babies.
There were people being burnt in ovens.
I have read Anne Frank diary when I was nine, I think.
That is why I never watch movies about the holocaust. They bring back painful memories. It is as though I have lived those memories.
And now, there is another diary of 14-year-old Jewish girl dubbed the "Polish Anne Frank".
It was unveiled yesterday (Monday, June 4 2007).
Rutka Laskier chronicled the horrors she witnessed in a Jewish ghetto — at one point watching a Nazi soldier tear a Jewish baby away from his mother and kill him with his bare hands.
I shan't read her diary. But her story is here.
Saturday, June 2, 2007
I think this girl Lina Joy is being used by some non-Muslim quarters and Muslim liberals to give Islam and Muslims a real bad name.
It's all over the world. It's all part of a grand sinister scheme to discredit Islam.
Everybody's hitting at the two Malaysian judges for deciding against her appeal.
Everybody, including Americans, Indians and God-knows-who! The gall of them!
Appeal to what? Oh, to remove the word "Islam" from her ID becuz she aint a Muslim no more.
May she find peace in her new religion which is not so new, really. She's been a Christian for a good number of years.
I have some advice for Lina -- migrate. Go to Australia or Singapore. Come, baby, come to the US or Canada, just next door.
I don't blame Muslims for looking at you the way they do. Okay. You have chosen to renounce Islam.
But what you've done is to have got all these people to gang up against Islam and Muslims and blacken the name of Islam and what it stands for.
Maybe that's not your intention but, sorry, girl, that's how I'm seeing it.
Muslims have been known to fight to the death for their religion.
But, not to worry -- the world is changing. Lina Joy supporters can find comfort in the fact that they know that all this is not worth anyone's blood, sweat and tears.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
I don't know about you but I know the Rukun Negara by heart. Easily. Ask me anytime and I can recite it eloquently, with flair and style, I might add.
Now, do you know your Rukun Negara?
Bet you don't. Ok. Maybe a couple of lines and then zzzzt. Blank.
Shame on you! Call yourself a Malaysian. And what kind of Malaysian are you? Not a good one, obviously.
Now before you lay any of that pseudo liberal crap on me, let me explain.
It is incumbent upon you as a citizen of this country to know its "rukun negara". Other countries are no different.
Don't like this? You wanna run away to the good ole US of A because you think its draconian to make you remember the Rukun Negara?
Go, baby, go. You have to take a test and take an oath and pledge of loyalty too.
What is so difficult about knowing your Rukun Negara? It does not make you a right wing fascist if you believe in it.
You may have problems with the Government and some of its leaders, but you cannot hate the country and the Rukun Negara.
If you have school-going kids, just borrow one of their exercise books or "buku latihan". The Rukun Negara is printed on the back cover.
Now, let me guide you:
BAHAWASANYA NEGARA KITA MALAYSIA mendukung cita-cita hendak :
- mencapai perpaduan yang lebih erat di kalangan seluruh masyarakatnya ;
- memelihara satu cara hidup demokratik ;
- mencipta satu masyarakat adil di mana kemakmuran Negara akan dapat dinikmati bersama secara adil dan saksama ;
- menjamin satu cara liberal terhadap tradisi-tradisi kebudayaannya yang kaya dan berbagai corak ; dan
- membina satu masyarakat progresif yang akan menggunakan sains dan teknologi moden.
MAKA KAMI, rakyat Malaysia, berikrar akan menumpukan seluruh tenaga dan usaha kami untuk mencapai cita-cita tersebut berdasarkan atas prinsip-prinsip berikut :
- KEPERCAYAAN KEPADA TUHAN
- KESETIAAN KEPADA RAJA DAN NEGARA
- KELUHURAN PERLEMBAGAAN
- KEDAULATAN UNDANG-UNDANG
- KESOPANAN DAN KESUSILAAN
Our nation, Malaysia, being dedicated :
- to achieving a greater unity of all her peoples;
- to maintaining a democratic way of life;
- to creating a just society in which the wealth of the nation shall be equitably shared;
- to ensuring a liberal approach to her rich and diverse cultural traditions;
- to building a progressive society which shall be oriented to modern science and technology;
We, her peoples, pledge our united efforts to attain these ends guided by these principles:
- BELIEF IN GOD
- LOYALTY TO KING AND COUNTRY
- UPHOLDING THE CONSTITUTION
- RULE OF LAW
- GOOD BEHAVIOUR AND MORALITY
But, that aint so difficult, huh?
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Saturday, May 12, 2007
This was something said about women by men a very long time ago. Well, not by real men. But MCPs. You know, oink oink. There's one right behind you.
Men are so predictable that you know what they are up to and they don't even know that we know what they are up to.
That's why it aint difficult to catch 'em with their pants down.
Gawd! You must have heard of at least one story about a man whose wife/woman caught him with his pants down, and he kept saying, "I didn't do it, I didn't do it". What a creep!
Here's the thing. Men cannot live without women. That's the truth, buster.
They need women. They need a fuck. They always need a damn fuck!
Tell me. Do you know of any man who can live without women? Without screwing?
Without women, they'd be screwing any damn hole they see, I tell ya.
That's also why it's so easy to get them into your pants. Piece of cake.
They're so pathetically weak that it makes you just want to walk over them. That's after you get them to do what you want them to do.
Men! Love 'em or hate 'em.
Or just fuck 'em.