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Moving (back) to a new (old) blog!

 

http://dotdotger.wordpress.com/

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A few days ago, my facebook page was flooded with this viral status message with the cause of an anti-child violence campaign.

 

It was an interesting sight to watch how the internet viral bug took its place so naturally, gracefully and dead-quickly.

Once again, it had churned out yet another internet phenomenon.

 

Based on what is (very little) left of my sociology knowledge, I did some research.

Here are some thoughts and questions:

 

1. Where did the origin started from?

If it were a campaign, I would assume for an existing center core or reference point.

This is also a hotly debated issue in the post event of this viral. I am neither doubting, nor affirming the trueness of it. Because I am unable to research in this, I shall leave it to those who has the ability to before I past any comments on it.

Here is a link which is still under research, if anyone is interested.

 

2. This internet viral, no matter who/where/what/why/when/how, had served its purpose.

The intended message was spread across the globe in just days, for a good cause.

 

3. Note the bold+italics+underline in #2? Using the word "spread" instead of "reached".

The intended message here was "anti-child violence" campaign. Changing the facebook profile was an act in recognition for it.

However, based on the (small) pool of friends that I have, I could tell that the act of changing facebook profile interested them more than sending the intended message of "anti-child violence" campaign. After all, most of them were discussing about which cartoon character they loved when they were young and how it made up their world. The part on "anti-child violence" campaign probably appeared only once, in the facebook status. The rest of it was mostly on the cartoon characters.

Surprisingly, after searching online, there were plentiful of 'violent' cartoon characters images posted up as well.

So much so for an "anti-child violence" campaign.

 

4. Psst. If anyone reading up till here thinks that children are not allowed and do not use facebook, you are so wrong. Just like how the iPhone infected the entire world across all age, gender, culture, social class etc; facebook had done the same too.

 

5. My view

Changing the facebook profile picture was a cute idea. Message was spread across, but not the seriousness of it. Exactly because of the cuteness of the act, the attention was diverted. Neither was there any backing on this campaign. Not that any backing was a necessity, I just hope that it will not turn into a 15 years ago chain-mail-liked phenomenon, 10 years down the road.

 

6. Conclusion: Please help reach out the "anti-child violence" message.

Heck with the debate. To hell with the facebook profile pictures. (No offense to those who have changed it, this post if purely targeted on studying this event, and ultimately promoting it.)

 

Child violence comes in so many forms (link) that, in my opinion, we would never be able to comprehend the depth of torture that they went through unless we had undergone the same.

There are so many ways to play a part.

From family to community to country to other parts of the world.

Family: 

Care for the child around you. If you have a child next to you (be it yours or another's), put in the extra effort to find out how he/she is doing. Detect for anything amiss.

Community (The out and beyond):

If the ability/circumstances allows, look for possible channels that allows you to help the children in need, at first hand.

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Super duper tempted to get that cookie monster plushie from Plaza Singapura!

 

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有感而发。

 

-=-=-=-

我们逐渐地跨越了一个新时代。

一个人人都活在社交网站里的时代。

自愿地把私生活都摊出来晒。

 

就因如此,我们的距离都拉近了。

 

真的是这样吗?

 

。。。

。。

 

-=-=-=-

 

开了个头,可现在不想继续了。

这电脑真让人头痛。

不怎么想再打下去。

 

文不对题了。

来日方长吧。

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There are times when we hit the ground and feel the pain.

 

Thereafter, it depends on our reaction - to wail, or to get up and keep walking.

 

-=-=-=-

Following a post of mine on facebook just a few hours ago, I had further thoughts and just managed to re-motivate myself.

Here is the quote:

突然间,我觉得自己又扛上了一些损己又利人的事。 我只想说, 我是普通人。能力,精力与精神上是有限制地。我不能照顾每个人到百分百,也不能时时刻刻应酬每个人。有时候,不是我不想,而是我办不到。真要怪,就怪我没能力,能力有限。”

 

Negativities are inevitable. It is only through them, that reflects the true positiveness of life.

 

I was mentally pretty worn out last week, struggling to maintain my energy level by the end of the work week.

Different sets of frustrations came by. It was tough trying to digest them and deal with it, but I managed to hold on till the end.

It wasn't much of a big deal anyways, I told myself.

 

Until the ultimatum disappointment on Sunday which triggered off my mood.

 

I had a really hard time trying to stay rational today, trying my best to decide upon the optimum decisions.

 

Sometimes, I find it only natural to be helping others as much as I can, as long as it is within my means.

Yet most of the times, I find myself being mentally worn out after that.

 

It is tough to balance, but I will manage somehow.

 

Frustrations and disappointments are inevitable.

It is how we draw positive strength from it and keep walking.

 

Nothing can stop us, for as long as we hold onto our beliefs.

For now, we keep walking.

- dotdotger

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I couldn't help doing this post.

 

Especially since the qualifying session is at 12am (SGT), I am unable to sit still while counting down to the pre-finale race for 2010 F1.

 

The facts are clear.

5 drivers in the hunt for WDC as we go into the second last race for the year.

Indeed, it has been an amazing season and I am glad to be witnessing it.

 

I don't do predictions, but I certainly hope that Alonso will be able to wrap up his 3rd title tomorrow.

We'll see.

 

The heat is on!

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怒发冲冠,凭阑处、潇潇雨歇。
抬望眼,仰天长啸,壮怀激烈。
三十功名尘与土,八千里路云和月。
莫等闲、白了少年头,空悲切。 
靖康耻,犹未雪;臣子恨,何时灭?
驾长车、踏破贺兰山缺。
壮志饥餐胡虏肉,笑谈渴饮匈奴血。
待从头、收拾旧山河,朝天阙。 

 

 


 

 

印象中,这首诗好像是我第一首背熟的诗。虽然我的亲戚老是跟我说是王之涣的《登鹳雀楼》。

 

好一首满腔热血的诗。

 


 

曾几何时幻想过,若我出生于古时代,我会是怎样一个角色?

 

杨门女将般?

胸无大志般?

古典美人般?

凡夫俗子般?

机智过人般?

平庸无能般?

 

若能穿越时空,第一趟路程必定是穿越中国五千年的历史。

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Each time I attempt to start an entry, I end up giving up after the first sentence.

(The previous one didnt even make it past the title..)

 

I actually present a simplified version of myself in front of others, but am very much a complicated person. Or at least I think I am.

Maybe we are all like that.

 

Anyways, my <harddisk> is kinda running out of space at the moment. There isn't enough left to contain my (ever increasing) wandering and maybe weird thoughts. Either the memory is running low, or time for a new ram. But a ram upgrade is always a hassle considering the limited slots I have.

 

and so.. I am turning to my external hard disk - blog.

 

 

I need to start blogging soon to transfer those thoughts out.

 

Am glad that this post made it through.

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  • Oct 12 Tue 2010 00:21
  • ..

我没说,不代表我没事。

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我应该怎么办?

我应该怎么做?

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Abstracting myself away from the reality, and while I am in lala-land..

 

The list of things I wish from my guy..

(When I get 1, that is)

 

#1 Serenade to me! Sing with me, anytime, anywhere, any songs.

 - Music makes up a huge part of me. So I hope he has a good vocal & gift of music!

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I was reading a recent article by David Coulthard on Lewis Hamilton is well overdue a change of luck, and this was what I thought was most interesting:

 

I thought Mark used up all nine of his racing lives with that 190mph upside-down crash in Valencia, but I think he must have tapped into his future reserves of luck on Sunday. Following his collision with Sebastian in Turkey it was the second time this year Mark has escaped with a podium finish while his rival has been forced to retire.

 

For some who might not have realised, Mark Webber had been unbelievably lucky to have escaped with a podium after surviving that racing incident with Lewis Hamilton.

 

How lucky?

Quoted from Hirohide Hamashima, chief of motorsport tire development at Bridgestone, (the tire) was just 5 millimeters from slipping off (the rim) after the crash.

 

Read full article here.

 

-=-=-

 

Personally (and so does many others in fact), I believe that luck tends to average out in general and this might just not bode well for Mark Webber in the last 4 (or 3) races. Considering the amount of luck he used in recent races, it might well be time to pay them back.

It has to be a zero-sum game. The luckys and unluckys have to even out some how, and so far, he has been using quite a bit of the 'lucks'.

 

It is just a hunch.

 

Either that, or I am simply wanting Fernando Alonso to win the championship too much.

 

Sorry Mark Webber.

You are my 2nd favorite driver to win the championship, but your best friend sits firmly on my number 1 spot.

 

Whatever the case is, 2010 is going to be the most exciting season ever.

I am glad that it has turned out this way (in a good way) despite the pre-season gloomy outlook.

 

12 more days to Suzuka!

 

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Really, I felt the need to sum up this post to justify more than what Fernando Alonso achieved at the Singapore Grand Prix 2010.

 

Here is the statistics of what he achieved solely at the Singapore Grand Prix 2010:

- 25th Career win

- 20th Pole position

- 17th Fastest laps

- 5th Hat Trick

- 1st Grand Chelem (Grand Slam)

 

Hat Trick: Pole position + Win + Faster lap from the same race

Grand Chelem: Led entire race from pole position + Win + Faster lap from the same race

 

The last Grand slam acheived was by the all-time great Michael Schumacher at the 2004 Hungarian Grand Prix.

 

Considering how the tracks & F1 cars have evolutionized, it felt like mission impossible to me, for the drivers in the new F1-era to achieve a Grand Slam. Not that the drivers aren't skilled enough, but the fact that the cars has gotten so close, it makes it almost impossible to obtain a Grand Slam.

 

Today, Fernando Alonso has just added himself onto the list of drivers whom scored at least 1 Grand Slam.

 

Tremendous job well done.

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SHINee's bling bling Kim jonghyun is my current obsession..

 

He's so fine~

 

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Lyrics source

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
Travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody's looking for something
Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
Travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody's looking for something
Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused

I wanna use you and abuse you
I wanna know what's inside you
(Whispering) Hold your head up, movin' on
Keep your head up, movin' on
Hold your head up, movin' on
Keep your head up, movin' on
Hold your head up, movin' on
Keep your head up, movin' on
Movin' on!

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
Travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody's looking for something
Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused

I'm gonna use you and abuse you
I'm gonna know what's inside
Gonna use you and abuse you
I'm gonna know what's inside you

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  • Sep 04 Sat 2010 02:09
  • ...

二零零九年十二月三十一日

背后的辛酸,谁人知?

精力焦脆的一天。
精神与情绪都崩溃了。

到了极限,却又无法解放。

在新的一年来临之前,

答应了自己:

我永远都不会再哭了!

哭,就代表认输。

我相信,

到了谷底后,唯一的方向就只有往上。

我告诉了自己:

我行的。

 

二零一零年一月一日~二零一零年八月三十一日

我忘了怎么哭。

从一个哭宝,到没感情。

七情六欲好像也跟着那晚对自己的承诺一起消失得云消雾散。

原来同时间,我也忘了什么是开心。

就如《封神榜》里的比干。

心,最终被掏空。

 

唯独一次。

因为累了,病了,又加上家人的无理取闹,

我发狂的哭了几个小时。

起先是独自一人躲在房里哭。

后来被发现了,就边哭边被骂。

被骂的原因是因为,我在哭。

就这样,好像紧箍咒似的,加上自己身体不舒服。

我连续哭了几个钟头。

心好痛,好痛。

 

当下的我,只感觉得到孤独。

家人,也不过如此。

 

二零一零年九月一日

一个从新开始的机会。

谢谢,恩师们。

除了感激,大部分是在于感动。

 

二零一零年九月一日~二零一零年九月三日

很想哭,却又哭不出。

泪水哽咽在喉咙。

上不到,也下不了。

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铭记于心。

 

01.09.10 的恩惠,淑尹感激不尽。
此时此刻的我只能一片诺言,一句“谢谢”。

 

谢谢了,老师们。

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I have long forgotten how to express myself.

 

Many a times, I give up way before even trying to express my views/thoughts/randomness.

 

Right now, I played with my fingers for a good few minutes before anything came into mind.

 

.

..

...

 

Man, I give up. This is taking me too long.

 

Summary:

1. I am really fine & coping well.

2. I am in a really bad shape that I dont even realise it myself.

 

Which is it?

I don't know.

The question which I have been posing myself for at least the past 10 years with no answers to it.

 

Answer leads to question, that leads to another answer, and more questions.

 

The clown behind the mask? Or the mask behind the clown?

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  • Aug 21 Sat 2010 01:00
  • Void

*stares hard at screen*

-nothing-

*blinks eyes*

-empty-

*raises eyebrow*

-blank-

 

 

It's like the black hole. Everything gets sucked in, and nothing ever comes out.

Dark, empty, nothing.

Emptiness feels the void, yet everything.

 

.

..

...

....

.....

 

Void.

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It's great feeling to bump into a long-time friend whom you have not been in contact with. The kind of friend whom you used to hang out with, but lost contact along the way due to different life path. You probably have each other on facebook, reading their updates every now and then, knowing how they have been.

 

You can feel the geunine friendship.

Despite minimal contact & updates, we could chat about anything and everything, mostly updates on our current on-goings. There was no need for pretence, no surface talks, no lack of sincerity.

Just 15 minutes was all needed till we part ways.

 

Great friendship comes in a few forms, IMO.

And this is one of them.

 

A shoutout to Stanley whom I bumped into last night on my way home. It was great bumping into you at Yishun MRT!

Cheerios~

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