Archive for February, 2012

Hey Babe~

For one who is so sick of getting spam mail about things like penis enlargement, date hook ups, rolex watches, lending cash to african princes etc. I normally don’t give two rats a$$’s and just click delete all.

I do normally give a quick scan to see if any decent emails gets accidentally heaved into the spam pile however, on this one occasion, I saw this one mail titled Hey Babe, From: Paige. Even though it had spam spam spam written all over its forehead, out of curiousity I decided to open it and check it out.

This is what she/he wrote. Definitely deserves a girl scout cookie for this one…. hahaha….

BABE… i guess your not getting any of my email huh? ive been
tryign to email u so many times but this dam laptop is such a piece of
garbage and keeps freezing.. anyways how u been? In case u dont know
who this is its ME PAIGE.. we used to chat a bit on facebook and then
I think u deleted me ūüė¶ haha.. anyways guess what… I got 2 things to
tell u.. both good news.. 1) im single now.. yup me and my bf broke up
about 3 months ago… and 2) guess where im moving? RIGHT EFFING NEAR
U.. lol… ur actually the only person im gonna know there.. well 3
cousins too but i cant chill with them lol..I remember when we chatted
u told me u thought i was cute and u wanted to chill so now we finally
can HAHA! im kinda scared to move.. im hoping this email addy is still
the one you use and u can chat with me ebfore i get there.. maybe even
help me move my shit in…are u still on facebook? i cudnt find ui was
soo confused…anyways im gonna need someone to show me the town and
take me out so u better be around bebe…we only chatted a couple
times but i remember thinking to myself i wanted to get ot know u
better when i was single……. well im 23.. virgo.. love the outdoors and
love to socialize, go out for drinks, restaurants, movies etc.. travel.. .
uhhh oh im a super horny gurl too but every gurl is they just wont admit it.
so ilove watching p0rn and all that.. love sex etc blah blah blah…who
doesnt… i hope u remmeber me and still wanna chill and arent
married yet lol.. OH YA also.. i need to find a job when i get there..
do u have any hookups or know anybody hiring? i
currently work from home and well thats cool but i need ot be out
meeting people.. oh wait. i dont think i ever actually told u what i
did? hmm shud i……???? ok WELLLL… and dont get all weirded out
on me.. i work on a webcam chat community site and i get paid to chat
with people and get naked HHAHA… BOMB right :)? I KNOW.. anyways i hope u
dont look down on that and NO THATS NOT WHY IM CONTACTING U RELAX URSELF lol…
i actually need help once i move and i remembered u live there so im reaching
out…. ive tried ot send this email to u maybe 3 times already and im
hopign this time i can hit SEND before i run into trouble lol..
ANYWAYS.. heres the deal….every month natalie (my boss) gives each
of us 3 VIP codes to give out to whoever we want.. so with this code u
can lgoin to watch me at work for free and dont have to pay like
everyone else… the only way i can give u one of the codes (so we can
chat) is if you absolutey DO NOT give it out to anyone else and u ONLY
USE IT FOR URSELF… i only get 3 a month and she gets pissed if more
than 3 people use them so DONT SHARE IT MISTER… i figured u cud
always email me back instead but my email account doesnt even let me
login half the time.. so the bets palce ot chat me is my chat room…
if theres anyone else logged in when u sign in ill boot them out.. but
remember DONT SHARE THIS PASSWORD PLEASE BABE IM BEGGING U.. I TRUST
U… im online most of the day now to try and save money for my move..
anyways ive rambled on and on now and ur probably
soooo annnoyed with me so ill stop now.. im gonna go start work.. i
really hope u come chat me. it wud make my day and releive a lot of my
stress about the move… REALLY i mean that….anyways once i see u in
insdie ill shoot u myc ell number and u can gimme yours.. if u dont
wanna come chat i understand but its really the only palce to find me
now days.. if u email me abck ill probably get it once i get there
after my internet is setup so about 2-3 weeks fomr now.. but im hopign
to see u in my chat room.. rmemeber its 100% free with this code im
gonna give u.. just DONT GIVE IT OUT OR ILL KICK U IN THE BALLS
INSTEAD OF LICK U IN THE BALLS WHEN IS EE U hahahahha…k babe im out
for now… chat ya soon.. kisses xoxo PAIGE
FREE VIP BYPASS LINK——>> http://xxxblahblah.blahxxx.com¬†(something I made up, so dont click it… lol… what WOULD be funny is if it actually took you to a site… hahaha.)

All’s fair in gender equality

Today, I was reading through the news when I came across an article on the gender equality of Taiwan. I’ve come across this topic before, but it never really bothered me till today. I generally thought that this was¬†their way of becoming more contemporary or following the path to become westernised (or American-like, cause they look up to the states like an elder brother). It was¬†only after I had read through the article in more detail¬†where something struck a wrong chord with me.

Normally, I believe that I’m¬†quite a liberal person and with that said,¬†whilst I do take into the different accounts and the perspective of both sides, there usually is an ideal way to settle things.
Okay, so here’s the thing. I agree that regardless of gender, someone who does the same amount of work, same type of work, who produces the same quality of work, and who works the same hours of work…¬† deserve to get paid the same. NOTED!
The thing is, due to societal customs and expectations, it is customary that men are the breadwinners of their household/relationships and that they should carry the majority of the financial responsibilities on their shoulders. Whilst this does not carry over towards every instance of this case, this is considered the norm.

Since this¬†IS the norm and the expected custom,¬†the disparity in the wages and salaries becomes evident hence, the push towards gender equality. Often in the streets, I see the men paying the¬†bills, picking up the checks, paying for the¬†things over the counter. Going dutch is rarely seen and generally used by students here in this country. Because they’re men,¬†being financially forward shows power, reliability, and gentlemanlike. Whereas it is perfectly fine that the female party can keep and save her wealth, and use it however she pleases.¬†

I am¬†sure any man of worth would not mind too much in pampering their dearly beloved, but let’s say… not all relationships end up as happily ever after… especially during this¬†day and age. Breaks-ups, divorces, cheating, affairs… there are numerous ways to break relationships and each day, these occurrences happens more and more.¬†They may have their own reasons that their relationships break, whether there are changes to feelings and situations, or negatively… but I feel that at the end of the day,¬†the men have the short end of the stick… or the shit-stick. Maybe they deserve it, maybe they don’t…¬† but what I don’t agree with and nowhere¬†in my¬†crazy ass mind do I find the movement for pushing for gender equality and minimizing¬†wage/salary and job position disparities an acceptable case when the normal household or relationship customs are the complete opposite.¬†I don’t believe making¬†everyone financially responsible for their own is the solution, but in this social environment,¬†vying¬†to be¬†fairer,¬†democratic society… it seems extremely illogical and contradictory¬†to me!!!¬†

 

Happy Belated Chinese New Year?!?!?

I’ve been wanting desperately to write down my experiences for my CNY 2012, but in my mind I had imagine it to be a massive project.¬†So huge, it’ll probably take a good half a day to do it justice. But all this time (even¬†amidst writing other various blog entries) I haven’t found a proper time to seriously nail my ass on the chair and just download my experiences into this post.¬†
So it was decided by myself that I shall just write it in pieces and draft it till it’s done… oh please bear with me… >.<

When I had gotten back home on Friday, it was the first time Pat had decided to take me out to join him and his fellow friends to play badminton. The courts were in Tanzhi¬†so it was a way away, but cause I wasn’t familiar with the area, he took me there to show the route. It had been so long since I played badminton, I felt my rusted badminton skills resurfacing during the warm-up session. As much as I would like to introduce to you all who I was playing with other than my new friend Pat, the fact is that I’m still very much unfamiliar with everyone, I can’t remember their names and what they do… everything… but they were all very nice. You know… the awkwardness in¬†first being introduced to a well established group of friends. They were all pretty skilled and I was barely keeping up with the play. Thankfully they were being exceptionally supportive, nonetheless there was this one guy, he was on a pro level. Playing with him was like¬†playing against¬†computer(Insane).

They were kind enough to take me to their late night supper that they usually have. We had ginger duck hot-pot. It was the first time I had anything like that, but I had a warm feeling inside sitting around a table of 10 (or maybe it was the ginger duck soup that I was slowly sipping away in my seat), all friendly… and they were all sharing gossips about one and another. Even though I didn’t participate in their loud chatters, I did enjoy the¬†festive¬†feeling during the CNY period. Everyone was so festive… but not the same kind you would normally experience during the Xmas period in a western country. It was like, during that time… any worries you previously had, actually melts away and a new-found vigor wells up from the inside. The heads of the group gave everyone a complementary Red Packet. Inside mine, I found a small lotto ticket, a scratchie, 2x $1NTD coins, a¬†short Chinese Poem, and a toffee candy. Everyone else also had something similar… Even though I did not win a thing, I thought the whole ordeal was uniquely spirited in a festive way and I was purely enjoying every moment of it.

On the first day of CNY, my grandparents took me to one of my grand uncles house (which also happened to be my great grandparent’s old residence). When we arrived, my grandparent had led the way up stairs to the ancestor shrine¬† in a bedroom with a porch looking outside.¬†Placed on the table were various incense and decorations as well as food placed there for blessing. Sat neatly between the shrine and the food were 3 tea cups placed horizontally parallel. Grandma said a prayer and told me, that they’re thirsty… she poured each cup a dabble of whisky and we made our downstairs. They talked for a while, sharing family stories and also how each are doing as I watched tv and semi-paid attention whilst nibbling awesome CNY table snacks. After some time, my grandma had asked me to pour whisky a couple more times cause they probably had finished¬†it while we were downstairs. Chuckling to myself, I was thinking… damn my ancestors are such good drinkers. Too bad they didn’t pass those traits down to us.¬†The customs here in Taiwan seems odd at times but to me personally, I think they’re pretty cool cause it’s a whole new culture to explore and a sense I feel comfortable with. Along with burning the gold paper custom in a chilly winters day, I somehow feel the whole tradition resonate within me… calm and peaceful.

Later that night, Grandma woke me up around midnight to pray downstairs. Peering down the street up and down, the entire neighbourhood had placed a table of food to be blessed and a ventilated tin can just like ours in front of the doorway. Just like earlier that day, we stood before the table… made prayers with incense sticks and again, burned a huge stack of gold leafed papers.

Time off is always great… but unlike a normal holiday, CNY is more like a chance to reconnect back with family. I remembered, every lunch, every dinner, food… Food… FOOD!!! Food galore in festivity with families. The family would workout who to visit when and where, and they’d all gather at that special time. It had gotten pretty crowded during the later few days of CNY. All my cousins from my dad side had came back and it was a pretty warm feeling that I had gotten seeing everyone gather together… just to chill together and dine. Luckily for us, my grandma is such an amazing cook… awesome meals all weel long. On the fourth day, I went up the mountains to visit my grandparents on my mums side. Those kids were much to young to recognise who I was, but it was cool getting to catch my aunties and grandparents there. Over there, they had the entire neighbourhood set up with tables in front of their houses, and a couple of chefs nearby cooking huge platters of food for all the households. Was a really unique way of dining. The food there was excellent also.

Times¬†like these, I do wish I had an awesome kickass camera to show everyone what I’m talking about… considering that pictures speaks a thousand words. I know I do not even come close to doing it justice, but maybe if¬†I can keep this up… next year would hopefully be a lot more meaningful than this one.

Peace all…. Happy Year of the Dragon~

Yo, check those legs out…

Just shopping at our local Carrefour for some much-needed toothpaste, both me and Ken were aimlessly browsing around the store.

“Yo, yo, yo… hey… check those legs out…” Right down the aisle was a tall¬†girl walking away in high heels that resembled something like this.

Normally I would be pretty impressed by the sight. However, what had captivated my attention more was the fact that there were also other middle-aged men all staring at those long white milky legs. Some were shopping with their girl friends, others with their wives etc. but each had missle-targetted lock on vision on those pair of legs.

I elbowed my friend, “Hey look… look at all those guys caught staring… funny…”
My mate replied, “Erm… we’re not doing any better being caught watching behind the women’s underwear aisle.”

It was only then that I had realised that we had subconsciously browsed into the female¬†laundry section…

Capital F for fail…

When you’re feeling lonely…

These last couple of months, I’ve been reading Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert on and off… well more off than on I suppose… but it’s definitely a good read. The other day, I had one of those down days… so I started reading it again…¬†and I came across one of her perspectives. After reading it, it did make sense and I felt just that lil much better about the day… even though they were on totally unrelated topic. But here it is… please enjoy~

When I get lonely these days, I think: So BE lonely, Liz. Learn your way around loneliness. Make a map of it. Sit with it, for once in your life. Welcome to the human experience. But never again use another person’s body or emotions as a scratching post for your own unfulfilled yearnings.”

Even though when she said this… she was talking about her pursuit for sexual and romantic pleasures… but I think it is definitely¬†usable¬†in other forms of loneliness… Nevertheless… having friends and that extra shoulder to lean on are just like having that extra couple of marshmallows¬†in your hot cocoa… mmm…. haven’t had a cup of hot cocoa¬†with marshmallows¬†for aaagggeeessss…. >.<

Dangerous Chemical

Saw this on a random website…. Just reposting it’s Content. I don’t believe only 1 person knew… but it’s possible it was like a primary school science fair… @.@

Use your brains people!!!

Dangerous Chemical!

A student at Eagle Rock Junior High won first prize at the Greater Idaho Falls Science Fair, April 26. He was attempting to show how conditioned we have become to alarmists practicing junk science and spreading fear of everything in our environment. In his project he urged people to sign a petition demanding strict control or total elimination of the chemical “dihydrogen monoxide.”

And for plenty of good reasons, since:

  1. it can cause excessive sweating and vomiting
  2. it is a major component in acid rain
  3. it can cause severe burns in its gaseous state
  4. accidental inhalation can kill you
  5. it contributes to erosion
  6. it decreases effectiveness of automobile brakes
  7. it has been found in tumors of terminal cancer patients

He asked 50 people if they supported a ban of the chemical.

  • Forty-three (43) said yes,
  • six (6) were undecided,
  • and only one (1) knew that the chemical was water.

The title of his prize winning project was, “How Gullible Are We?”

He feels the conclusion is obvious.

www.math.psu.edu/tseng/H2Ojoke.html

A Thousand Kisses Deep

I saw this poem (well it was actually a sony video ad) but the words were so compelling and cool…
Wanted to share this with all…

Sounds like something I had wanted to write before.. but this is so much cooler!

A Thousand Kisses Deep

Don’t matter if the road is long
Don’t matter if it’s steep
Don’t matter if the moon is gone
And the darkness is complete
Don’t matter if we lose our way
It’s written that we’ll meet
At least, that’s what I heard you say
A thousand kisses deep

I loved you when you opened
Like a lily to the heat
You see, I’m just another snowman
Standing in the rain and sleet
Who loved you with his frozen love
His second hand physique
With all he is and all he was
A thousand kisses deep

I know you had to lie to me
I know you had to cheat
You learned it on your father’s knee
And at your mother’s feet
But did you have to fight your way
Across the burning street
When all our vital interests lay
A thousand kisses deep

I’m turning tricks
I’m getting fixed
I’m back on boogie street
I’d like to quit the business
But I’m in it, so to speak
The thought of you is peaceful
And the file on you complete
Except what I forgot to do
A thousand kisses deep

Don’t matter if you’re rich and strong
Don’t matter if you’re weak
Don’t matter if you write a song
The nightingales repeat
Don’t matter if it’s nine to five
Or timeless and unique
You ditch your life to stay alive
A thousand kisses deep

The ponies run
The girls are young
The odds are there to beat
You win a while, and then it’s done
Your little winning streak
And summon now to deal with your invincible defeat
You live your life as if it’s real
A thousand kisses deep

I hear their voices in the wine
That sometimes did me seek
The band is playing Auld Lang Syne
But the heart will not retreat
There’s no forsaking what you love
No existential leap
As witnessed here in time and blood
A thousand kisses deep

– Leonard Cohen