Saturday, March 31, 2007


Death can sometimes be so near... You might not notice it because it creeps up on you, brushes you, breathes silently as you go, unaware and unprepared, along the life you lead. Death is always seen as a dark thing. A shadow, looming over, engulfing all the light. Death does not need to know your name, your age, or your status. It does not care.

Death holds a grip on you and might not let go. If you are strong enough, you would be able to throw it off. But what if you are old and graying? Would you have the strength to fight? And under that, you are undergoing chemotheraphy. Purgatory on earth. Would you still be strong?

Death is looming over... it could be your loved one, could be your enemy, or it could be you.

Is death actually worth fearing?

Thursday, March 22, 2007


Love is blind. Many fell in love and got blinded in the process. Teenagers with lots of raging hormones might mistaken lust and infatuation for love. They aren't the only ones, though. Adults too would mistake other feelings of attraction for love.

Some teens would go around in their school thinking that there is only one who is better than the rest and that there's only one in this world like their person. True, he/she could be the only one in this world like him/her. Afterall, each person is unique. But when they get out of their little high school world, they'll find that there are many people way better and attractively unique compared to their supposedly 'only one'. Adults could be blinded in a sense that they fail to notice the many flaws of their partner. That is until after marriage, of course. After the 'I do's', their eyes would start to open and the first thing that comes of mind when the light hits their eyes is, "I married this person??"

Really, love IS blind. So what excactly is love? According to scientists, love is chemistry. The feeling itself involves a number of hormones such as oxytocin, vasopressin, endorphin and some others. They are called bonding chemicals, as in bonding of humans. Chemistry changes our emotions, personality or temperament. Maybe that is why many of us are blinded by love? Because of the changing hormones and chemicals that run through our veins?

However, I view love differently. I believe love has got to be more than just chemistry. It comes from the soul. The soul lives on it, feeds on it. Chemistry burns out sooner or later. Think of those successful marriages. Surely the chemistry must have burnt out after years and years of facing each other. But why a successful marriage? Love, of course! Love doesn't mean you have to feel an attraction or lust for the person of admiration. And loving someone doesn't mean that the person is P-E-R-F-E-C-T. Love, maybe is, coming to know of all the flaws of 'the one', yet still continuing to, well, love. Just like what God did and is still doing.

As a teen, you might have felt resentment against your parents for setting too many rules, right? You hate the way they scold you, limit you, and you would certaintly hate that they don't trust you at a point. But once they're in trouble or suffering from illness, you would surely feel that little pang of panic, feel that crease over your eye brows as you start to worry... You love your parents enough that you care for them, worry for them, achieve for them. Hates and dislikes certaintly don't 'bond'. No chemistry there.

So my conclusion; chemistry isn't love or vice versa. Loving even though there are many flaws and things that don't agree with you, that's love. But who am I to say, right? I'm just a kid. And this is just my theory.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

The Randomness Of It All

Create your own quizzaaaa

For the record, the idea of a "true friend" test is absurd when you just have to click an answer for several stupid questions and be graded. I just did this for fun.

Hmm... it seems that I've been tagged.

RULE: Each player of the game starts off with the 10 weird things/habits/little known facts about yourself. People who get tagged must write in a blog of their own 10 weird things/habits/little known facts as well as state this rule clearly. At the end you must choose 5 people to be tagged and list their names.

Weird: I am trying to gain weight when the people around me are trying to lose weight. The irony is that they gain weight while I lose weight!

Habit: I loooovee to sing my head off. Sometimes it's embarrassing, but I prefer singing than shutting up.

Fact: I can be vain... very vain.

Weird: Sometimes feel like I don't belong in this body. Like my character inside don't match my looks. Haha.

Fact: I get emotional easily. The factors are reality, movies, music... etc. etc.

Fact: I'm crazy over Avril Lavigne. I like her music and her style even though she's changed. She still looks good and sounds good. People mature :)

Fact: My nose is sensitive to dust... I think.

Fact: I don't like perfume (except for really really mild smells). Especially those strong smelling ones. UGH! Don't those people ever realise their perfumes are overpowering?!?

Weird: I love eyes.

Weird/Habit/Fact: I think everyone can be cute. Once you get to know them, and if their personalities don't suck, you'll start thinking they look good even though first impression says otherwise.

1. Sheh Ping
2. Sheh Ping
3. Sheh Ping
4. Sheh Ping
5. Melanie Hwa

If you noticed, all 5 people are related. XD So I expect to see *starts calculating* 50 things about yourself, alright? *evil laugh*

Monday, March 12, 2007

Facts About Coke

♣ In many states the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.

♣ You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of Coke and it will be gone in two days.

♣ To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the "real thing" sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.

♣ To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.

♣ To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.

♣ To loosen a rusted bolt: Apply a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.

♣ To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.

♣ To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of Coke into the load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.


♣ The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. It will dissolve a nail in about four days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase of osteoporosis.

♣ To carry Coca-Cola syrup! (the concentrate) the commercial trucks must use a hazardous Material place cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.

♣ The distributors of Coke have been using it to clean engines of the trucks for about 20 years!

Now the question is, would you like a glass of water? Or Coke?

Friday, March 9, 2007

Weight Uplifted

I'm finally back on the internet!!! WOOHOOOOOO!!!! Was sooo internet starved.

You know what I so totally agree on? Sheh Ping's post on the 2nd of March. (You so caught my attention there, Mel!) After sooo long, I am now beginning to let go some of the grudge I held for a certain person. I realised too that in some ways I was wrong myself. True, I still don't completely trust the person (B) and I don't think I ever will, but there comes a point where I just have to let it go and forgive. And by doing that, I actually feel free, I feel happier. And I know that I can't control B's actions or thoughts or words or feelings. It's B's life, not mine. All I can do is just help all I can, do all I can, and the choices B makes, is up to B.

Plus, that hurt that I went through is actually worth it. Because now, I'm helping another person who's going through the same situation. Another big blow in life is yet to come and this time, I will be prepared to accept it and I know, it'll be worth it. God has his plans even in mysterious ways, right? I know He does.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

New Skin And Less Emotions

New skin (again)! I was dreaming of jellybeans layout and I decided to stop dreaming and start doing. I know it's a little out of proportion but meh... too lazy to organize it again. This took me like 2 days to finish! I'm still not satisfied... hmm.... whatever.

The topic today, people, is EMOTIONS. Life is filled with different colours. When you are sad, feeling dull, totally happy, so in love, tragically heart broken, and so on, you have different emotions and there is a colour to suit.

When you're happy, you feel like everything's right, everything's going your way. But what if suddenly it doesn't? What if every week, you receive bad news? What if around you, you're filled with tears, death and darkness? Have you ever felt that pain before? Have you ever swirled around in your own confusion trying to discern what is reality and what is not, what is right and what is wrong? I'm sure that in certain point in our lives, we would come across this stage.

So my next question is, given a chance, would you want to be emotionless? To not feel this pain that has been going on for months and well, maybe even years. Maybe you're experiencing too much stress, too much presurre. It's like everyone expects so much of you and no one seem to know how hard is it for you. You must score straight A's, you must be good in what you're doing, are you slacking on your work? You're not being a good friend! Or maybe you've got your heart broken and you think to yourself, "Was it my fault? My wrong? Does that person still care? Am I so insignificant?" and the people around just doesn't get your pain because they are not you. They don't know how difficult it is. They don't know how confusing it is. Or maybe, you're just lost. Unable to find out your aim, unable to get up and help yourself.

Whatever darkness it is that you are experiencing or experienced or going to experience (in some time in your life), would you take the chance and be emotionless? I have my answer but I want to hear yours. You tell me.