Saturday, December 22, 2007

hello again.. that calc test was hard. I was shaking through that. Damn it was hard!! as hard as an erected cock. But what the hell; one down, two more to go.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

stuffing gum paper... dad bought me this yesterday. i was so happy and am still happy now! wheeeee!

2F2F was okay. but some part of it was quite suspen. heh. but i'm looking forward to watch LXG. it'll come out next thursday. haih. bestnyerrr!

my dad's leaving for umrah later. imma go have breakfast with him now. chiow!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

We (me and Ude) went to watch man on fire and it was awesome. I can feel that the black blood is in my veins, rite when I was born. But i was to ignorant to know the fact. John W. Creasy was rite. "revenge is a meal best served cold". I'm half Malay and half African. Yeah. Hail to my long lost sistas and brothas.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

I woke up at 9.30 a.m. An exciting achievement for my daily routine. Even Shahir woke up later than me. I AM SO LAZY TO STUDY FOR THAT GODDAMN PHYSICS TEST! Can we please cancel the Physics exam and do something else? I called home last nite and talked to Saty, Mak and Papa. Everyone is pretty happy with themselves.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

sometimes you start a little pet project like this and you have every intentions of keeping it up to date. but such is the professional world, you get busy at work, you don't have time to log on and the last thing i want to do when i get home is spend time reliving that days absurdities.

before you know it, you forgot you even started this side project.

but then, you get hit with some insanely ignorant bullshit question that actually makes you stand back in awe and say to yourself "i need to do something about this. i should start a site where i can vent these frustrations, show the world that yes, companies succeed, they grow by leaps and bounds, all on the input and collaboration of the intellectually challanged"

and it dawns on you that you already did that. so with that, here was todays comment that made me rediscover this blog.

i was asked by someone in Sales, what price a new title would be sold for.

don't people in Sales have meetings to discuss these types of things?

i apologize, i was about to go on a rant of how extremely unknowlegable most Sales people are of the product they've made their CAREERS out of selling, their profession of choice is to SELL (Sales 101, right at the top of the Sales For Dummies pamphlet, the first bullet point is "know what price you are selling for dipshit"), but then that would be too easy, like taking candy from a baby, but this baby is retarded... and has no legs... and no opposable thunbs to even hold the candy which you are taking.

and what kind of sick fuck are you that you would take candy from a handicapped, retarded baby.

Friday, July 06, 2007


Now I have a thing about clowns. They kinda FREAK me out. But I was just nominated for Class Clown over at An Island Life and now you can all vote for me so I can WIN! Yes...WIN!! It's the First Annual Bloggy Hoss Elections, and I want to win VERY badly! I didn't win a senior class superlative in high school (although I SHOULD'VE, but that silly saxophone player girl beat me out, the band geek! Wait, I was a band geek, too... shit...) so go vote!

I think I only get the title, but oh my, how glorious it would be! So get over to An Island Life between Saturday, July 7th (tomorrow) and Tuesday, July 10th. I'm not sure how many times you can vote, but I'd appreciate just 1 from all 15 of you.

I will bribe you with everything I can get my hands on and send to you via UPS. PLEASE! I just want a little old title. Is that SO much to ask for? HMMMMMMMM?

(Say it with me - cookies of your choice, cookies of your choice...)

And whoever nominated me for this award, thanks a million. You TOTALLY made my day. Seriously!

Have a great weekend, everyone! XOXO

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Unleash the HOUNDS!

Hubby had a wonderful idea today - why don't I bring the dogs to the dog park for a little run? There was some rain overnight last night, and they were calling for thunderstorms for the late afternoon and evening, but there was a nice window of nice (albeit humid) weather, perfect for a little pooch exercise. Hubby was working, kids were resting. I actually like taking the dogs out to the park alone - it's a relaxing time. Pups, want to go for a ride? Circle, circle, bark, squeak, WOOF!

When I got there today, there was 1 other car there, with the owners and the pooch playing in the field. Btw, this field has a fench on the side where the entrance is, with 2 gates along it. We used to live closer to this park, but we still manage to drive there when we can, to give the dogs a big field to run and play. And this park entertains all sorts. Young, old, nice dogs, mean dogs. There are rules. And there are nice people and biotches.

Today was the day of the bitch.

Let me explain. I parked RIGHT next to one of the gates, and because my dogs didn't have leashes, my plan was to open the gate door, open the van door and get them into the field asap. Now I am a responsible dog owner, and I have respect for other dogs and their owners. I saw the wench/bitch...ah..OLDER WOMAN with her 3 pups - a golden lab, a pug and a little brown YIPPY Dachshund - drive up. She had them on leashes, BUT I didn't see her bring her dogs into the field through the other gate until it was TOO LATE, I GUESS!

Mind you, I was trying to be quick with my dogs. Parked right next to the gate. I opened the door, then turned to open the van door. Mere seconds. And all of a sudden, I heard a voice resembling my mother's:

CLOSE THE GATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DON'T LEAVE THE GATE OPEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It rang so loud and so shrill that I think everyone in the 10 town area heard her. I was instantly a 10 year old girl getting in trouble for leaving the door open. "Do we live in a BARN?" My mother was the disciplinarian. The one who wore the pants. The bitch on wheels.

This woman instantly got my hairs up. I shut the gate quickly (as I saw her little yippyskankpup - and I use that term with the most love I can muster - coming towards my ankles, although it would've taken that dog a whole day to get to me, it was so small) and proceeded to get my dogs out of the van, put them on "heel" so they didn't run, because you know, I train my dogs to not run after STRANGERS, and got them into the field safely.

You know, I have no problem understanding that I should be sensitive to others at the dog park, and I have no issue with other people asking me to close the gate. In fact, I could understand an emergency tone to a person's voice, if they were nervous about their dog's safety. But to SCREAM at me? CLOSE THESE, BIOTCH!

Where the HELL were this bitch's MANNERS? Ever hear of the word PLEASE, lady?

I got my poop bags from the dispenser and led my dogs to the other SIDE of the field, where I didn't have to talk to that witch. We played fetch with tennis balls (I use something called a chuckit that makes the balls fly far) and kept to ourselves. And if she said one more WORD to me, I would've unleashed something like, "you know, I expect my preschool children to struggle with manners, but not a grown WOMAN!" I'll be damned if I was gonna take any more crap from this woman. She was probably over on the other side of the field telling all the old people who arrived after me that I was a thoughtful 41 year old who WAS GOING TO LET HER DOGS GET RUN OVER BY A TRUCK BECAUSE, after all, THE PARK WAS ON A ROAD TRAVELED BY 6 TRUCKS A MONTH! Heaven help us. And what would've happened if that little yippyskankpup bit me? I would've dropkicked that beast into next WEEK, I kid you NOT!

Ahem. But I digress.

After a nice 40 minutes of playing, the rain came down, and we all made our way back to our vehicles. And this woman. Ugh. As she drove away, I saw that she was sporting Florida license plates. Let's HOPE that she isn't here for the entire summer. Hopefully she was on her way HOME.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Video games let children play while they learn

Kids with cancer are getting unconventional advice from some North Texas doctors: Eat your vegetables. Take your medicine. And don't forget to play your video game.

Physicians and nurses at Cook Children's Medical Center are urging youngsters to try a shoot-'em-up computer game called Re-Mission that teaches them about their disease and pushes them to keep up with treatments.

Re-Mission is just one example of an emerging spate of so-called "serious games" that blend technology, entertainment and education to reach the so-called Xbox generation.

Although such games account for just a sliver of the $7.4 billion video game industry, they've taken off in recent years -- focusing on themes from everyday money management to the genocide in Darfur.

"Technology is allowing us, now, to approach the teaching of things in new ways," said Marc Prensky, chief executive of New York-based Games2Train.

"Instead of just talking about it, you can actually do it," he said.

Trenton Shepard, an Arlington teen who was treated for leukemia at Cook Children's last year, said the Re-Mission game helps him better understand the vomiting, fatigue and mouth sores that he experienced.

The game puts players in the role of a microscopic robot that travels through the human body blasting cancer cells, defending against infections and grappling with often life-threatening side effects.

"I just like the way it shows you exactly what you're going through," Shepard, 17, said. "Tumors, you get to shoot them all."

Re-Mission was created by California-based HopeLab, a 6-year-old nonprofit organization started by Pam Omidyar, whose husband is the founder of the eBay auction site.

Omidyar paid most of the $4.6 million price tag for the game, which has been given to more than 80,000 players in 74 countries since its launch in April 2006.

The payoff came last year in a clinical study, which included Cook Children's cancer patients among the participants.

HopeLab researchers found that youngsters who played the game knew more about their disease and were more likely to follow treatment instructions, such as taking antibiotics and undergoing chemotherapy.

That's significant, because adolescents often have trouble sticking to treatment, HopeLab spokesman Richard Tate said.

The game's fun approach connects with young people, and the strategy has potential for other childhood ailments, such as obesity and autism, he said.

"There's a whole generation of people who are so native to this technology," Tate said. "Games are really a part of everyday life."

Still, Prensky, who has researched the rise of serious games, said they've been slow to catch on with mainstream video game makers who don't see much profit potential in a small target audience.

"The majority of it, I think, is being funded by either the government or foundations," Prensky said. "The question that people are struggling with now is: Can you be a commercial company, make these, and sell these, and make any money?"

Prensky, who counted 50 serious games when he began his research in 2000, estimates that more than 2,000 such games are now on the market -- although few are as sophisticated as Re-Mission.

His predictions: Developers will move to more complex games that have powerful graphics and numerous levels of play.

And the expansion of serious games will continue, even if the market remains small.

"This stuff is going to happen," Prensky said. "People will always come up with something, because they have passion about it."

Some serious games

Archimage Inc., a Houston-based design studio, is creating two video games aimed at preventing obesity and diabetes in children.

The company describes Escape from Diab and Nanoswarm: Invasion From Inner Space as "sci-fi adventures in healthy eating and exercise." With a grant from the National Institutes of Health, Archimage is collaborating on the games with researchers from Baylor College of Medicine.

Massachusetts-based Design Continuum in 2002 invented a headset that connects to a Nintendo GameBoy system, allowing a child to play a game while the device administers anesthesia. The NIH paid for the research and development of the device, called PediSedate.

A group in West Virginia is working to put Konami Digital Entertainment's Dance Dance Revolution -- a foot-stomping, hand-clapping stamina-buster -- into every school in the state. Other U.S. schools, including the Academy at West Birdville in Haltom City, already are using the popular game in their physical-education classes. In February, researchers in West Virginia found that the game improved the health of players who participated in their study.

Darfur is Dying was created by mtvU, the Reebok Human Rights Foundation and the International Crisis Group to raise awareness about the genocide in Sudan. The game is a simulation, from the perspective of a displaced Darfurian in a refugee camp.

Monday, May 21, 2007

hello world! calc exam is here. Passing is good enough but an A would be great. I'll try. Later, Linda and I will go movie marathon for the rest of the day. Wheee!!! and go shopping for my house!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Thursday Thirteen

Happy 100th edition to Thursday Thirteen! To celebrate, instructions were giving out to all Thursday Thirteen participants to write about 13 of our favorite lists. I've read many good lists, for sure, but the funny ones are the ones that I especially remember. Therefore, my 13 funny lists are here for your enjoyment. Because if I'm laughing, I think that you are laughing as well. Well, at least I'd hope so! And why not share a laugh or 13?

**Thirteen Funny Thursday Thirteens**

1. Sam over at Temporarily Me with this list: Glamorous Geek Please go read this girl's stuff. She is very real and very funny!

2. Annie over at Blue Monkey Jammies, with her list of 13 Dangerous Things. They are SO true it's scary.

3. The Rock Chick over at Life is Rantastic! with Thirteen Reasons Why I Think Paris Might Have Been Released from Jail Early. Even if you aren't a Paris fan of any kind, you'll still find these amusing!

4. Mommy the Maid cracks me up all the time. Check out another list from her that'll make you laugh, titled Thirteen Things to make you laugh.

5. Rhonda Stapleton's post titled Thirteen People I Wanted to Be When I Was A Kid. A Great list and a great writer. Kevin Arnold's girlfiend! Ha! I wanted to be Donny Osmond's girlfriend, but I'm OLD!

6. Write Out's shares her wit with her post, Thirteen things that irritate the holy hell out of me. Amen SISTER!

7. Christine D'Abo's listed 13 jokes. I especially like #3: Why are hemorrhoids called hemorrhoids instead of “assteroids”?

8. Lulubunny's list over at 3am Therapy Sessions, 13 Things she Can't Live Without. I LOVE this list. Could be me. MMM, delivery guys.

9. Shelly Kneupper Tucker's post about the symptoms of blog addiction. I think I actually peed a little when I read this.

10. Carol over at A View of the World from the Middle shares Words that Make You Sound Smarter than You Are. Funny stuff!

11. Toni at Special K Family's list titled Please raise your big toe and repeat after me: You HAVE to go read this. Definitely snort milk outta your nose material.

12. Mama over at Mama's Moon shares The 13 Different Types of Friends Every Woman Should Have. Funny, and very very true!

For #13, I'll share my favorite list from MY short list of lists. A typical list of WHYS.

Enjoy these funny lists, and please go read more of these great blogs. There are some GREAT writers out in blogland who write some amazing things. So go go Go!