Monday, September 27, 2004

Top 10 Reasons To Have Sex (with me? :P)

* Scientific tests find that when women make love, they produce double amounts of the hormone estrogen, which make hair shiny and skin smooth.

* Gentle, relaxed lovemaking reduces your chances of suffering dermatitis, skin rashes and blemishes. The sweat produced cleanses the pores and makes your skin glow.

* Lovemaking can burn up those calories you piled on during that romantic dinner.

* Sex is one of the safest sports you can take up. It stretches and tones up just about every muscles in the body. It's more enjoyable than swimming 20 laps and you don't need special sneakers!

* Sex is an instant cure for mild depression. It releases the body endorphin into the bloodstream, producing a sense of euphoria and leaving you with a feeling of well-being.

* The more sex you have, the more you will be offered. The sexually active body gives off greater quantities of chemicals called pheromones. These subtle sex perfumes drive the opposite sex crazy!

* Sex is the safest tranquillizer in the world. It is 10 times more effective than Valium.

* Kissing each day will keep the dentist away. Kissing encourages saliva to wash food from the teeth and lowers the level of the acid that causes decay, preventing plaque build-up.

* Sex actually relieves headaches. A lovemaking session can release the tension that restrict blood vessels in the brain.

* A lot of lovemaking can unblock a stuffy nose. Sex is a national antihistamine. It can help combat asthma and hay fever.

Got this via email ages ago. Wonder if any of the above is true. Does anyone know? I think the 'unblock a stuffy nose' one may hold true ;). On another note, the thing about pheromones, is that why other people's girlfriends seem more attractive? :P


Been busy. Will be busy. Update blog later. GMAT this Wednesday, hoping for the best. Circa 700+ points hopefully. :) A bit nervous though, still feel as if I haven't done enough. Anyway, will give it my best shot.

TOEFL this Thursday. It insults my intelligence. But I can't be complacent, can I? :P

Sorry about the mindless fillers I've been posting past couple of posts.

Will be back next week. Take care. Wish me luck!


Just when you feel safe
Enters the shadows
Subduing your will
Sucking you life out
Instead we must
Count on our strenghts
Attack, make the shadows disappear

Lend you a hand
Embrace the warmth
On this side of the world
No eternity available
Guarantees mere lip service

Shadows go away
Injure me you won't
Energy I have
Wish you away I will

Kaleidoscope of life
Unfathomable it may be
Answers we may not have
Never again though shadows to haunt us

Friday, September 24, 2004

Something I Received Today

Little Johnny watched the science teacher start the experiment with the worms.

Four worms were placed into four separate jars.

The first worm was put into a jar of alcohol.
The second worm was put into a jar of cigarette smoke.
The third worm was put into a jar of sperm.
The fourth worm was put into a jar of soil.

After one day, these were the results:

The first worm in alcohol - dead.
The second worm in cigarette smoke - dead.
The third worm in sperm - dead.
The fourth worm in soil - alive.

So the Science teacher asked the class - "What can you learn from this experiment?"

Little Johnny quickly raised his hand and said, "As long as you drink, smoke and have sex, you won't have worms!"

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Filler 1

I think these are my Top Ten movies, for now :

1. When Harry Met Sally
2. Return of the King (LOTR)
3. Shawshank Redemption
4. Shakespeare In Love
5. About Schmidt
6. Pulp Fiction
7. Back to the Future I,II,III
8. Amelie
9. Forrest Gump
10. Beauty & the Beast

Other favorites I can think of are :
1. Little Mermaid
2. Nixon
3. 8 Days Week (?)
4. Monsters Inc.
5. Aladdin
6. JFK
7. Wag the Dog

Yes, I do have quite mainstream tastes :P

Friday, September 17, 2004

What's Our Destiny?

We'll probably walk away from this place to different directions very soon.

This place holds much memories for me. Bad and good. I guess it is the same for you. The sweetest memories are the ones spent with you. Thank you for being there. I know we've had our ups and downs. But in the short time we've known each other, we've learnt to trust and respect each other. Ours was a case of different destinies, wrong time and place perhaps. Will we meet again? I really don't know. We may not be spending much time together nowadays, but deep down the friendship is strong.

We'll never know what is ahead of us. What I know is I'll miss you, badly. I hope you'll find much happiness and joy. Keep in touch!Take care my dearest 'jie jie'. Love you lots.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Taegukgi : Warning, may contain spoilers

Taegukgi (Brotherhood) is a Korean movie set in the 1950s, smack in the middle of the Korean War. It is about 2 brothers that unwittingly fought in the Korean War. The movie examines the impact of the war on the psyche of the Koreans and social conditions in Korea. And this is seen through the eyes of the younger brother, mostly. I'm not gonna write about the actors, the story or the script or the cinematography.

I'm also not going to touch on how in war, there is no good or bad or the history of the 2 Koreas or the current situation with the belligerent Kim Jong Il. Or the nuclear tension. Or the hatred and pain war brings.

When I watched the movie, I was reminded of something I used to tell my team mates or those who were interested to listen :P I remembered how I said that politics, policies and war can be far removed from the realities of life for the man on the street.

Now before you start lambasting me on the importance of political awareness, social awareness and participation in the political process, listen me out. I believe everyone of us have a duty to help steer the direction our governance and policies are heading. The lack of participation, for example low voters' turnout rate, shakes the integrity of the process and subsequent decision making of the governing institutions.

What I can find is, how helpless the individual can be in the political process. And how most people aren't concerned about about ideologies, but rather, they are more concerned about their well-being, their families, and putting food on the dinner table. In the movie, one of the main characters attended rallies because she gets food for her family of 5. She had to do it because food was scarce. She attended not because she believed in the ideology propagated in the rallies. She did it for survival, innocently enough. Yet, she was accused of being a subversive element when another ideology took control of the city.

Why would the children of Sarajevo care about their religious/racial differences before the 'civil war' started in old Yugoslavia? Why would the poor farmer care about who the 'Western imperialist running dog' is? What do they know about the different ideologies? You can fight about ideologies till the cows come home, but it won't matter who wins if you hurt people, cause hardship to non-participants and destroy lives/things along the way.

Survival and kinship and friendship. Very basic strands of humanity. And these elements were flexed for viewers to ponder over throughout the movie. When these bonds are broken, it threatens our very existence.

At the end of the day, what matters to the man/woman on the street is the well being of his/her family or loved ones. Humanity shines when we see such devotion. And it warms your heart, and tells you that there is still hope.

Saturday, September 11, 2004

First Half of The Weekend

If you wanna cry your eye balls out, like the person who sat next to me in the cineplex, go watch Taegukgi. It is a heart wrenching movie about love and war. When I left the cineplex, many thoughts ran through my mind.

On another note, there is a serious undercapacity of toilets at Suria KLCC. People queuing just to pee.

Tried some diagnostic test for GMAT and came to the conclusion that my brain is really rusty. Gotta do more work on this GMAT thing

Friday, September 10, 2004


The power of a smile is amazing. It turns a relatively bad day into a nice one, briefly or maybe for a longer period of time. When I drive pass toll booths or pay for my purchases at cashier counters, I find that if I smile and say "Thank you" (yes, even when I think I'm paying their salaries indirectly and therefore they should serve us :P), I get a positive response and the nicest smile. And it makes my mood better.

So, do pass on your smile. :)

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

D-Day Tomorrow

Will he redeem himself after 8 years? Will he at last prove himself, when
it matters? He will, I'm sure, come out tops. All the best.

Sunday, September 05, 2004

I'm Alive, Still :)

Been busy. Really hectic at work, and trying to study as well. Haven't found time to sit down to blog :)

Anyway, anyone wants to watch Apres Vous at GSC?

Have an all important interview next week. Wish me luck! :)