Monday, August 25, 2008

Miracle from a disaster

I received a forwarded email from someone a few days ago. Usually I would not be bothered about opening such emails but I took an interest over its headline: China 5.12 Earthquake. I was expecting photos taken during the disaster...and some disturbing photos of the victims.

Instead of images that would give me one sleepless night, I ended up reading comic panels about true stories that happened there.

I was moved by the stories. One of the stories that I was really impressed was this one:

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Greatest love indeed. *emo-ing*

Just when I thought this was all made up, my conscience told me to Google more about this.

It turned out to be real.

I bet with you he's gonna grow up to be a hero too.


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Things to prepare before the next blackout comes

Kuchinglites, I bet you never expected such a serious blackout to hit Sarawak last Saturday. I wasn't too and I hope it would never happen again. I mean, I'm not used to seeing lots of cars on Kuching roads, especially heading towards the airport! We should be glad that it didn't occur during the opening of the Olympics...or else heads will roll at SESCO.

Then again, news has it that the blackout may recur in the next few days.

So in anticipation for the next coming blackout, here are the following lists for you to prepare:

1) Ice - Lots of it in fact. The weather last Saturday was so incredibly hot I had to get out the house hoping for some wind. If you're lucky you'll get the cooling rain during blackout, but otherwise you'll need the ice from the hot and stuffy weather.

2) Food & drinks - Preferably potato chips and beer. You don't want to drink warm beer either so get a coolant (with lots of ice of course) and put the cans in there for a while. Should you feel sleepy from the eating and drinking then it is a good thing. Even better should you get all drunk.

3) Candles & torchlights - Duh! Unless you have a gifted ability to see in the dark or you're planning to be Dare Devil, please get yourself some light to see. Besides, your girlfriend would appreciate the romantic-ness of walking together with a candle. Just don't tell her about a ghost standing behind her.

4) Board games & playing cards - An essential equipment to have during blackouts. Unless you're a chatter-box, conversation with your friends can run dry in a short maintain the socializing time by conquering their land in "Risk" or being the richest guy in "Monopoly". Or just win their money in Blackjack, Poker and Big Two (Tai Ti). In any case, time should fly pretty fast from these activities.

5) Boombox / Ipods / PSP - Ah, a modern touch to wasting time away in the dark. Practice your shuffling / dancing skills with the boombox, sing your lungs out to summon rain with the Ipod, and beat the crap out of your rival in Winning Eleven...until all the batteries ran flat.

6) Book - Er, not really to be honest. Unless your friends are boring or if you have no friends then it's safe to have one book...or rather a magazine (Playboy included) to kill the time away.

Now that you have prepared all the following lists, I highly recommend you to go to the parks. More specifically, the Friendship Park at Jalan Song. Friendship park is not only cooling, but the park is peaceful enough and have enough space to do all the following activities stated above! Couples having a romantic time there will definitely be turned off by our presence though. Hehe.

So there you have it folks. I hope you guys are ready for the next power failure. Or maybe we should just forget about it and live the normal life.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

5 Reasons I Hate Amway (or whatever it's called this week)

Discovered this entry from a blogger while researching on anti-MLM. I love it!

#1 Because they lie. They lie about the nature of the company. They pretend to be one thing when they are really something else. When people want to show you the plan, they lie or trick you into coming. They lie about how much effort it takes to be successful. They lie about the economics behind the company, and about where the successful ones make most of their money. They lie to themselves about their motivations and their likelihood of succeeding. They deliberately try to portray a lifestyle of wealth, whether they are actually wealthy or not.

#2 Because every relationship Amway people have is compromised by business. Every friend they already have is now a potential convert, and every friendship they make (or every nice gesture within a friendship) now has two competing purposes. Amway people come up to you and pretend to be interested in you or your hobbies or whatever; their purpose is to invite you to a meeting of "businesspeople" or "entrepreneurs" or "consultants". They call signing someone up "helping someone", as in "If you found 10 people to help..." How do you know who your real friends are if you're trying to manipulate everyone you meet?

#3 Because they worship money. They call it "success" or "security", but it means money, and it's huge for these people. The diamonds and emeralds or whatever are revered by many of the lower echelon. "They're just like regular people!" said one starstruck Amway-ite to me after meeting a diamond at a convention. (That sound is me, gagging.) As if their wealth makes them better than the rest of us, and they're to be admired for not acting like the royalty they supposedly are. The first half an hour of an Amway presentation is about how much money you'd like to make and all the stuff you could buy if you had all the money you wanted.
Glorious, glorious money.

#4 Because they take advantage of gullible, low-to-middle income people. They encourage them to make stupid choices in search of the Amway Money Dream. They fill their heads with unrealistic expectations, and bleed them dry selling them tapes and seminars and conventions. They show up in their fancy cars with their nice clothes and their aura of success, and they flatter and manipulate people into signing up. They "take care" of their downline by calling them, by helping them present the plan to other people, etc. They make them feel important and successful and part of something special, but the main point is to keep them moving product and making ever more converts.

#5 Because it's controlled by Satan.

I think that pretty well covers the main points.

Yeap, it's the truth.