Quotation of the Day

Sunday, January 31, 2010

2010 :)

January 2010 ended with tears, laughter and new found happiness,
The past shall be of lessons learnt
The present living up to the fullest
The future will be shining blessed, i hope..

February 2010, i welcome you with a warm smile and huggies,
The past cny was marvellous, so was the memories,
The present uni life is busy and meaningful,
The coming Valentine's Day will be memorable sweet, i hope..

March 2010, will i have accepted Christ by this month?

April 2010, will i be prepared for my finals then?

May 2010, will our London trip i so dreamed, come true?

June 2010, will our plan to go to Taiwan as Aiesec's Go Exchange volunteer realized?

July 2010, will IPTI life be as beautiful as UPM's?

August 2010, will Virgoes love, found love, brace love, cherish love and be loved?

August 2010, are Taurus and Virgoes really compatible?

September 2010, will we go somewhere travelling for your birthday?

October 2010, how many times will we cross over to Singapore by then?

November 2010, will i be spending quality time with family?

December 2010, will Christmas be celebrated with loved ones?

In Jesus name, i pray for friends, family, readers to be healthy and blessed always, Amen =)

Monday, January 18, 2010

The Moon and the Great Snake

Happy Reading guys~~! =)

The rain had passed; the moon looked down from a clear sky, and the bushes and dead grass smelled wet, after the heavy storm. A cottontail ran into a clump of wild rose bushes near War Eagle's lodge, and some dogs were close behind the frightened animal, as he gained cover. Little Buffalo Calf threw a stone into the bushes, scaring the rabbit from his hiding place, and away went bunny, followed by the yelping pack. We stood and listened until the noise of the chase died away, and then went into the lodge, where we were greeted, as usual, by War Eagle. Finally he said:

"You have seen many Snakes, I suppose?" "Yes," replied the children, "we have seen a great many. In the summer we see them every day."

"Well," continued the storyteller, "once there was only one Snake on the whole world, and he was a big one, I tell you. He was pretty to look at, and was painted with all the colors we know. This snake was proud of his clothes and had a wicked heart. Most Snakes are wicked, because they are his relations.

"Now, I have not told you all about it yet, nor will I tell you tonight, but the Moon is the Sun's wife, and some day I shall tell you that story, but tonight I am telling you about the Snakes.

"You know that the Sun goes early to bed, and that the Moon most always leaves before he gets to the lodge. Sometimes this is not so, but that is part of another story.

"This big Snake used to crawl up a high hill and watch the Moon in the sky. He was in love with her, and she knew it; but she paid no attention to him. She liked his looks, for his clothes were fine, and he was always slick and smooth. This went on for a long time, but she never talked to him at all. The Snake thought maybe the hill wasn't high enough, so he found a higher one, and watched the Moon pass, from the top. Every night he climbed this high hill and motioned to her. She began to pay more attention to the big Snake, and one morning early, she loafed at her work a little, and spoke to him. He was flattered, and so was she, because he said many nice things to her, but she went on to the Sun's lodge, and left the Snake.

"The next morning very early she saw the Snake again, and this time she stopped a long time - so long that the Sun had started out from the lodge before she reached home. He wondered what kept her so long, and became suspicious of the Snake. He made up his mind to watch, and try to catch them together. So every morning the Sun left the lodge a little earlier than before; and one morning, just as he climbed a mountain, he saw the big Snake talking to the Moon. That made him angry, and you can't blame him, because his wife was spending her time loafing with a Snake.

"She ran away; ran to the Sun's lodge and left the Snake on the hill. In no time the Sun had grabbed him. My, the Sun was angry! The big Snake begged, and promised never to speak to the Moon again, but the Sun had him; and he smashed him into thousands of little pieces, all of different colors from the different parts of his painted body. The little pieces each turned into a little snake, just as you see them now, but they were all too small for the Moon to notice after that. That is how so many Snakes came into the world; and that is why they are all small, nowadays.

"Our people do not like the Snake-people very well, but we know that they were made to do something on this world, and that they do it, or they wouldn't live here.

"That was a short story, but tomorrow night I will tell you why the Deer-people have no gall on their livers; and why the Antelope-people do not wear dew-claws, for you should know that there are no other animals with cloven hoofs that are like them in this.

"I am tired tonight, and I will ask that you go to your lodges, that I may sleep, for I am getting old. Ho!"

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Extending your hands to HIV/Aids campaign

How can I prevent myself from contracting HIV?

Becoming educated about HIV and understanding how it is transmitted is the first, and perhaps most important way to prevent the spread of HIV. It is essential for people to make informed decisions about the level of risk they are willing to take, based on what is realistic for them.

Abstaining from sex and needle sharing is the most effective way for people to protect themselves from HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. However, abstinence is not a realistic option for everyone.

Safer Sex

When abstinence is not an option, the proper use of barrier protection such as latex or polyurethane condoms (male or female), with a water based lubricant*, is the next best thing for vaginal or anal sex.

Note: Some water-based lubricants (including those already on some condoms) contain a spermicide called Nonoxynol-9 (N-9). Many people are allergic to N-9 and the resulting genital irritation can increase the risk of HIV and STD transmission by providing a direct entry point. You can test for a N-9 allergy by rubbing N-9 lubricant on the inside of the elbow the day before you plan to use the product for sex. If there is no irritation, there is likely no allergy.

Oral Sex

The best way to reduce the risk of HIV transmission while performing oral sex is to maintain good oral hygeine. That, in addition to not flossing or brushing your teeth right before or after will also reduce the risk of transmission.

Performing Oral Sex on a Woman ("go down", "eat pussy")

When performing oral sex on a woman, a dental dam or common kitchen plastic wrap can be used as a barrier to protect from HIV transmission. It covers the area you are performing oral sex on (vagina or anus). If you do not have a dental dam, you can also use a new, unused, non-lubricated or flavored condom by stretching it out and cutting it down the side, then stretching it out in the same way you would a dental dam or plastic wrap.

Performing Oral Sex on a Man ("blowjob", "head")

In addition to good oral hygeine, proper use of a non-lubricated or flavored condom on a man can significantly decrease risk of HIV transmission. If a condom is not available or an option, not accepting semen into the mouth or spitting rather than swallowing will reduce the risk. You can also use the "harmonica method" by focusing on the shaft of the penis while avoiding the head.

Performing Oral Sex on the Anus ("rimming", "eating ass")

For oral to anal contact, or rimming, a dental dam, plastic wrap, or a condom can be used in the same way described above under the heading “Performing Oral Sex on a Woman.” This can be a great barrier against not only HIV, but possible Hepatitis A exposure.

Receiving Oral Sex

Since HIV is not transmitted by saliva, there is generally no risk if you are receiving oral sex (unless there is a lot of blood in their mouth).

Attended a seminar on Aids/HIV last week. It touches my heart, the stories, families break up due to irresponsible parents/spouses etc, the disease will literally eat one up, skin flaking off like peeling an orange skin. A man, round 70kg after being diagnosed of hvin Aids, b4 he died, weighs only 28kg!! 28KG!!! that's jz the skin covering the bones, without flesh.

Think about his family. how will the society look upon them? will the children b outcast? will they hv the chance to pursue their dreams? or will they b infected by their parents n lead a hospital-ed ill life? watching others joyfully attend school while they were being attached with tubes, dependin on the charity volunteers to lift and wash them.

what can we do? apart from givin moral n financial support, i can't think of other better ways. but will i dare to even b near them? thou it is scientifically proven that Aids wont b transmitted via human contact, only sex, the fluids etc, but still, aren't you afraid? then will that fear distanced yourself for HIV carriers? how will u reach out, extend your hand to those in need?

Monday, January 4, 2010

The Golf Ball

-- Well, Worth Reading again if you have read it.

The Mayonnaise Jar

When things in your life seem, almost too much to handle,
When 24 Hours in a day is not enough,
Remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him.
When the class began, wordlessly,
He picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students, if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly.
The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.
Of course, the sand filled up everything else.
He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.'

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

'Now,' said the professor, as the laughter subsided,
'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.
The golf balls are the important things - family, children, health, Friends, and Favorite passions –
Things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, Your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, house, and car.

The sand is everything else --The small stuff.

'If you put the sand into the jar first,' He continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.
The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, You will never have room for the things that are important to you.

So ... ...

Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
Play With your children.
Take time to get medical checkups.
Take your partner out to dinner.

There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.

'Take care of the golf balls first --
The things that really matter.
Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.'

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.

The professor smiled..
'I'm glad you asked'..

It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem,
there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.'