In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Just carnal

Talking about sex and it's relavance to relationships:

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Ban: you're right
it's just carnal
really

defiant85: Yea
Love is not in the sex
You can't express love through sex
Sex is just sex
Call it a bodily need

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If the even the skanky one says such, you know it must be true. :P

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Possibly due to religious reasons, practicality (disease and pregnancy) and possibly biological induced jealousy (if you follow modern interpretations of Darwin's sexual selection theory), culture has assigned sex between two people as something reserved for marraige. It's definately a good idea from a practical perspective in modern soceity For many reasons. To promote better care for children born from the sexual intercourse, to establish trust, to reduce the chances of catching disease- various good reasons.

Somewhere along the way, love got mixed into sex. Heck, sex is called 'making love' nowadays. But is love really something you see in sex?

What are the qualities of love?

Let's try using the style I'm learning from my lecture using examples and non-examples. :P

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"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away."

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I lay here this night
and think of our past
the wonderful times we hold
the stones that fate has cast
This romance that we share
Trembles me with fear
That our paths may never cross again
where do we go from here
Wherever chance may take us
remember this true tale
My heart will always beat your name
True love will never fail

- TRUE LOVE WILL NEVER FAIL by Ryan Treleven

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And a non-example of love,

"Ritsuko: I'm not happy anymore, not even when you make love to me. Do whatever you want with me, it's never stopped you before.

Ikari: You disappoint me.

Ritsuko: You had no hopes or expectations of me to start with. I was
nothing! "

- Neon Genesis Evangelion (episode 24)

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Methinks sex is totally inadequate to encompass the most important features about love. Religious bodies should stress the other critical features about caring for one's chosen life partner. Patience, kindness, hope, care, trust, perseverance. I think these things are more important.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Long distance osmosis

My man is unduly stressed. Hence I'm getting stressed. Cos he's stressed and I don't know how to help reduce stress (what are the right words to say anyway?) and I'm also getting stressed and we're both stressing each other out. A little.

It's like 'long distance osmosis'. What a concept.

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Will-I-am: har
is that even possible
long distance fluid transfer

Me: ...
fluid transfer?
Methinks you are thinking of something else

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Yeaaaaaah. Moving on.

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Dear,

Sorry for giving any false hopes and dwelling on ideas that I'm not actually comfortable implementing and big slips of the tongue that cut deep. I'll learn the language of supporting you better too.

Hugs and kisses,
Ban

Monday, May 21, 2007

WRYYYYYY

Quote:

Pronounced "Wrii/Wree," This is the battlecry one makes when they slam someone over the head with a steamroller.

MUDA DA!

MUDAMUDAMUDAMUDAMUDAMUDAM UDAMUDAMUDAMUDA!!!

ZA WARUDO!!! *Freezes time*

TOKI WO TOMARE!!!*throws knives*

.....Soshite, toki ga ugoki desu...*continues time*

MUDA DA! *CRASH*

WRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! !!!!!!!

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The description is found here.

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Watch it here.

Wryyyy indeed.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Alpha Cat vs Puppy

Oh no, the kitty doesn't like the new puppy. I wonder what will happen next?




Oh noes!!!!

I wonder if they'll be better the next week. Let's see...



Looks like the 'Paw of Ownage' isn't cutting it this time, kitty. :P

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Video Making (Aria of Sorrow)

Who knew that making a video could be so hard!

During my break from my project (yes, I do take breaks) I've been picking a fight with a boss. Don't worry, it's only a computer game. This is Aria of Sorrow, and my character Soma is at minimum level possible and meeting a particuarly difficult boss . No attack pattern, almost like a Street Fighter game (although the boss's got some lag before he attacks) - but if he hits Soma 3 times it's game over. Yikes.

In the end I devised such an 'interesting' strategy thatI just had to make a video forit to share with the world.



"This is a really fun video. :) Julius can kill Soma in 3 hits. This video hows the surprise strategy I had to use - I doubt you'll find anyone else using it. See if you can recognise the music choice.

Limitations:
- Minimum level POSSIBLE (lvl 17)
- No Chaos Ring
- No Red Minataur, no Lubricant
- No Slide, no head stomp (due to skipping the soul)
- No Potions
- Heck, I didn't use my weapon to attack! (I could have used Balmung+backdash, but this strategy's more interesting)

Note: Newgame+ run, so all souls available (which I need to reach Julius for Succubus and Flame Demon Soul) except some ability souls which I had to skip to be at minimum level. Seeing as how Lightning Doll does only 40+ damage per hit only to Julius's 6000 hp, don't expect it to be easy!"

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Project, project, project

You know it's been taking a toll on you when it's one of the first few things that crosses your mind when you wake up in the mornings. Not sure what the lecturers were smoking when they ask me to write a freaking peer-revewed journal article by myself with maybe a few pointers from them.

You know, peer-reviewed journal article. One of those things which the lecturers ask masters students to study and then test us on. Like text book material but of higher quality. I have to write one of those things myself. No, I've never done such a thing in my entire life.

Ohhhhh yeah.

It's just about done - I recruited my mum to be my proof reader and she's doing the final round of proof reading before the first (and final) draft is given to my lecturer. Who will in turn advise me how to make changes to. And if it's of good enough quality to be published, well, maybe I get a good grade.

I haven't had time to do my weekly readings. Oooooh, trouble. Well, not really. But pretty close.

I have to make my leaving to study worth it. Otherwise why did I come here at all?

Friday, May 11, 2007

Tarot and Practicum


You are The Hermit


Prudence, Caution, Deliberation.


The Hermit points to all things hidden, such as knowledge and inspiration,hidden enemies. The illumination is from within, and retirement from participation in current events.


The Hermit is a card of introspection, analysis and, well, virginity. You do not desire to socialize; the card indicates, instead, a desire for peace and solitude. You prefer to take the time to think, organize, ruminate, take stock. There may be feelings of frustration and discontent but these feelings eventually lead to enlightenment, illumination, clarity.


The Hermit represents a wise, inspirational person, friend, teacher, therapist. This a person who can shine a light on things that were previously mysterious and confusing.


What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.



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Hrm. Okay, admittedly that's pretty darn accurate. Especially seeing as how I've been living as one for the whole period I've been in Oz. Just not enough time or energy. What the lectureres sad is true - doing 4 subjects kills your social life.

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Just finished my practical training. I did find it very useful, but it really sucked out a lot of my energy and time. I've got a big project due soon which I'm really hoping to score well in. That and trying to stay in touch with the people back home has been taking a toll on me. I'm juggling, juggling, juggling...

Wait for me. Just a little longer.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Consequences

The top of my head is very very cold in the mornings. ANd bits of hair are sticking out here and there cos I odn't know how to gell it up properly yet.

But to see the beaming face of my man is worth so much more.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Work work, haircut

The weekend is here and nearly over! And I'm trying desperately to juggle my priorities while not playing too many computer games. (Must... defeat... the... boss...) A whol slew of very relevant articles for my research project just arrived from the library, just in time for me to get it all done before the deadlines in 2 weeks. That is if I forgo sleep and everything else. WHy am I still blogging? Er...

Just finished some practical training at one center, will be going to another the coming week. Kind of sorry to leave this bunch of kids. But they're not as memoriable as the last batch I taught as they only have learning disbilities as upposed to a developemental disability. I wonder what the next batch will be like.

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Shane has been telling me that I'm looking very hip lately. Okay, actually he said 'hippy', and he's been insisting that I get my hair cut. But a haircut here costs nearly 20 Ozzy dollars...so expensive! But at this point even I'm getting a little troubled by it. I guess I should have cut it before I left for Oz.

So viola, the new $18.50 haircut.



Hmm. My forehead is so big. This short length should last me for another few months...