September 2006


friendship

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For every person who crossed our path, smiled at us and said hello, we wished in our heart that they were genuinely nice people, that they sincerely wanted to be our friends and they would respect human relationship.  

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We decided to give it a try. We decided to have faith in humankind. We smiled back, said hello and shook hands with them. Then we waited, hoping for friendship to develop.

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But our new friends turned and walked away, and never had time for us anymore.  

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Hello was just a hello. It meant nothing at all. 

If you have not committed a crime and your movement in the public has been restricted by the police, it means that you have been illegally confined and your right to move freely has been breached. For that, you can sue the police for false imprisonment.

Hmm.  

Source: Digital Diarrhoe, Mr Wang Bakes Good Karma

You would be very happy in a career that utilised your level-headedness, and allowed you to work mainly on your own. You want a career that allows you to be creative, without having to be involved with lots of people. Some careers that would be perfect for you are:

  • Artist
  • Historian
  • Banker
  • Novelist
  • University Professor
  • Photographer
  • Vet
  • Paralegal
  • Graphic Designer
  • Online Content Developer
  • Webmaster
  • Producer
  • Managing Director
  • Nutritionist
  • Advertising
  • Nursing

You like working and being alone. You like to avoid attention at all costs. You tend to keep to yourself, and not interact much with the people around you. You enjoy spending time with a few a close friends. You like to listen to others, but don’t like sharing much about yourself. You are very quiet and private.

You are very practical, and only act after thinking things through. You don’t like being forced to answer quickly. You have to evaluate the situation completely. You make decisions based on what you can verify with your senses.

You like to be deeply involved in one or two special projects. You like to be behind the scenes. You are very logical and fair. You feel you should be honest with others and protect their feelings.

You trust your gut instincts. You are easily inspired and trust that inspiration. You are very innovative. You analyse things by looking at the big picture. You are concerned about how what you do affects others. You worry about your actions and the future. You tend to use a lot of metaphors and are very descriptive and colourful in your choice of language.

You are very creative, and get bored easily if you don’t get to express yourself. You like to learn new things. You don’t like the same old routine. You like to leave your options open.

From the Banter Magazine … …

A recent scientific study has found that women find different males attractive depending on where they are in their menstrual cycle.

For example, when a woman is ovulating she will prefer a man with rugged, masculine features. But when she is menstruating she prefers a man doused in petrol, set on fire, with scissors stuck in his eyes and a cricket stump up his jacksy.

Ho! Ho! Ho! So drama! 

Tony: “You haven’t updated your blog for a while. Where have you wandered off?”

I have been around, Tony. It’s just that I am pretty messed up now.

Honesty

Just the other day I mentioned to my best friend an online community where I frequently share my thoughts with bloggers in the same blogsphere. At the point when I mentioned that I would always pay back my visit to those who came by my blog, my friend curiously asked me if reciprocity is expected in a blog community. I said no but I feel it is polite to do so. Maybe this is part of asian culture, or maybe it is just me, but I do know of some bloggers who practise the same.

I suppose most people participate in an online community hoping to meet interesting people and make new friends. They do expect some levels of interaction with other people in the community. If I have been visiting someone’s blog and participating in a discussion, I would expect the blog owner to at least ‘say’ hello to me. Likewise, if someone has been regularly visiting my blog, it would be extremely rude for me to ignore him or her.

One thing I really enjoy is blogger-watching (as in people-watching). It provides daily entertainment to me just by reading the entries and comments contributed by the bloggers. Besides getting a good laugh, my daily entertainment includes analysing online personality. Some people sound interesting online but we can never be sure about their real-life personality until we have some face-to-face contact with them.

Miss You

A blog friend has gone missing. Before he disappeared, he posted a blog entry that he would be away but would be back soon. He sounded like he was in a hurry. Since then he has gone into a long silence. I have an uneasy feeling about his ‘disappearance’ knowing that he is not the kind of person who would abandon his blog and thousands of his loyal readers.

Every single day I think of this missing friend as I clean up his blog and answer his readers’ comments. I try to cheer his readers on by assuring them that he will return soon, although deep down in my heart I am not sure when he will appear again.

I pray for the safety of my missing friend. I wish one day I would receive a message from him telling me that he is doing okay.

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