It's common to face a 2 options decision in life, yes or no, do or don't, face it or leave it, grow up or give up etc. In such situation, coin tossing in a certain extend helps in making decision.
In this age, most of the typical Chinese do not know and/or bother about the Do's and Don'ts of 新年初一(CNY first day).
For an average teenage, the only thing we know might just be the "do not sweep the floor" as it means sweeping away prosperity.
As a sceptic, I do not avoid doing the don'ts superstitiously but rather just follow some for the sake of tradition.
Frankly, there are lots of Pantang-Larang in CNY 初一 , just to list a few that I think most do not know:
1. Do not wake someone up, let him/her wakes up himself/herself with alarm etc.
failure in doing so will result to making him/her procrastinate a lot in the next year
2. Do not take noon nap
failure in doing so will result to laziness in the next year
3. Do not wash your hair
signify washing away of luck
4. Make some shit. At least once!
failure in doing so will result to constipation for the next year
5. Do not chase your debtors for debts (of course your can chase for Ang Paus, Hehe...)
failure in doing so will result to having a lot of bad debts for the year
Living in a liberal family, we have no problems wearing black in the 初一. Both my mom and dad wears black this year (I wear red though, just letting the red reminds people for the red packet thingy *cough~*)
My 95-year-old grandpa even have no problem mentioning the word "death" for a couple of times, saying jokingly with us that he doesn't wanna die even after 100 years old...
Pictures describe the best! (2nd is obviously just a joke, don't take it serious duh!)
Despite no Valentine's Day for me this year, Still wish everyone an unforgettable Valentine's Day and Happy Chinese New Year.
May prosperity flows with you in this new fortunate year.
Just few days after official launch of Google Buzz.
As we can see on the screenshot, Google Buzz is almost a combination of Twitter and Facebook.
Having "following" and "followers" functions makes Buzz kinda Twitter-ish while the additional "like" functions is pretty much an idea from Facebook.
Despite Google Buzz doesn't have "revolutionize the internet " and getting "Fuyoh!" reaction from the market like Google Wave, I find it useful in certain areas.
For example, we all know you can link your online activities like blogging with twitter, but not without any plugins (like using Twitter Tools for wordpress). In Buzz, however, it is simple to link your blogger's post to Buzz with some simple clicks (since Buzz and Blogger are both Google products), you can even link other products' activities with Buzz, even twitter!
Did I forget to mention... that Buzz doesn't have character limits like 140 characters in twitter?
Also, since it's Google, you can easily search through all your Buzz's like as you do on your Gmail.
In the end, I should summarize Buzz with the following Pro's :
* easy to use, intuitive.
* linking all your activities directly (Blogspot, Picasa, Twitter, Google Reader, Youtube, Flickr etc)
* no limits
* no need sign up account if you have Gmail(or other Google Products)
* googling (A.K.A. searching) the Buzz'es easily
* commenting on Buzz which Twitter lacks and Facebook has.
And the Cons:
* privacy perhaps...
* not everyone uses Gmail as their primary email (thus I think google is trying to make everyone use Google-branded products)
Today I was going Sentral to give the TM unipack form for Kathy, thought I wouldn't be stay long so just simply park at the opposite's shop's front. I partially blocked a car but there was indeed some space if the owner wants to move.
Those Si Lais (old aunties) in the shop purposely blocked my car in return, that's not the worst thing, they even write bad words on paper and stick on my car with UHU.
When I came back the car I partially blocked already moved away(which means I didn't blocked completely)!
Knowing that I'm wrong I went in their office (a maid supplying agency actually) and with apology tone I nicely apologize and kindly ask them to move the car, their reaction.... don't even wanna mention...
They're worshiping GuanYin (nice GuanYin statue on their office) and the words they use and their attitude... fuyoh... they made me shameful for being raised in GuanYin-worshiping family!
Having this experience with them I really doubt that those cases we see on newspaper where maids bullied and tortured, I can't help linking them(as in their attitude) together with the cases!
No wonder Indonesia stops supplying maids to Malaysia.
P/S: when I decided to blog again these stuffs I thought I would avoid but it spoils my day so I can't help writing on it.
So I dumped my old CJB blog in late 2008, and started once new in 2009 in blogspot, but then after few blogpost I'm lack of motivation to blog again.
Need to buck up and start blogging again so that in my later life, I can look back my old blogpost and see how life was during my teenage :)
In 2008, I did blog a lot, everywhere I go I shoot photos and post new blogpost about it, I do get traffic from my circles, but the thing is it makes me delusional, make me think that I'm a celebrity while I appear just like a drunker.
So in 2009 I try to move my blog host from CJB to blogspot, my CJB even expires!
Before I anounce my new blogspot, I already dump my blog again! *ish~~
Here on from 2010 in blogspot, I'll try to post less nonsense like I used to in CJB and will keep blogging at least 1 blogpost a month.
Need your support as well :)
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