Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Kissing Facts

Kissing Facts

I found this article on 'kissing' in "The Malaysian Women's Weekly" which i find particularly interesting as its published in a Malaysian magazine. This is simply because I find Malaysia a country who cannot accept the general view of its people.

As a student of law, I have studied a little on the Malaysian Constitution, and can clearly see that this is not a very open-minded country. Yes, we are allowed to follow are own religious law, but if you look closely you see that we still are grounded by lots of the Islamic laws.

As for today, i want to highlight this article that was published in the august issue of the women's weekly simple because i feel that the more they publish, the more they encourage! You and I, both have heard lots of stories of people getting caught by the cops for making out in a public area. Well its Malaysia, and although its constitution has no such rule for non-muslims, we would still be considered breaking the law as it is said to be breaking an obligatory law of behaving immorally in a public place. I have not heard of such cases in any other countries, but if you have please tell us your story.

As for the article, here is the few kissing facts i adapted to woo your taste buds:

A Kiss a day keeps the dentist away!
Kissing encourages saliva to wash away food from the teeth and lowers the level of the acid that causes decay, prevents plaque build up.

Burn Baby, Burn
Good, rich passionate kissing can help you burn up to 600 calories per hour. From the kissing cure by Dr. Ruth McConnell, graphic management press.

The Science of Kissing
The scientific term of kissing is philematology and our brains have special neurons that help us locate each other’s lips in the dark.

Sweet Relief
Kissing can relieve headaches. With relaxation, the tension restricts blood vessels in the brain are released. Quality is the key

First Movie kiss
John C Rice kissed May Irwin in a film called ‘the kiss’ 1896

Butterfly kiss
With your face less than a breath away, open and close your eyelids against your partners. If done correctly, the fluttering sensation will match the one in your heart.

The longest Kiss
An American couple kissed non stop for a record 30 hours, 50 minutes and 27 seconds on December 5, 2001, at the TV studios of Riki Lake, New York City, USA

This is a very controversial issue and I am pretty sure, you have got lots to say. So start the comment ball rolling. Would love to here your comments on this one!

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Code Breaker

Code Breaker
13 - 8 - 1 - 3 - 2 - 5 - 1 - 21

This sequence of numbers were given to me a month go in a question asking, " What do these numbers mean?" This question was part of a "KoKo Crunch" crossword puzzle i simply took part in. Now if you would like to attempt this question do not read the following paragraphs of this post till you give up or break the code. Some clues: there are 9 letters to the answer, moving the numbers around might make it easier to solve.

Did you attempt the question? If yes, scroll down. If No, then how about giving it a go? You never know you could be a great code breaker. But if you still insist that you do not want to, then scroll down anyways...

Here is the funny bit, i won this competition not by knowing the answer, but by simply guessing the answer. Now that i won, i was asked how i had answered all the questions. Now i have an answer for every other question except this one because like i said before i simply made a guess.

So here i am today, a 'simply guess code breaker', blogging about this sequence of numbers. I was pretty shocked when i saw the results as i never expected to make such an intelligent guess.

Well, to answer this question, it would be wise to re-arrange the numbers in increasing order. By doing so the sequence of numbers you can now see is the world's most famous mathematical progression, the FIBONACCI progression. Yes that is indeed the answer, FIBONACCI. A Fibonacci progression is a progression in which each term is equal to the sum of two preceding terms. Apparently flower petals follow the fibonacci numbers as well.

Now how many of you figured this one out? Well to those who did, congratulations! and those who did not, don't worry it is not the end of the world. Just think of it as a bit of trivia. After all i myself did not figure it out. I simply guessed the remaining letters.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004



According to the little oxford dictionary, the word "respect" means:

  • 1 a feeling of admiration for someone because of their qualities or achievements
  • 2 consideration for feelings or rights of others
  • 3 (respects) polite greetings and right behaviour.
  • 4 a particular aspect, point, or detail


  • 1 have respect for
  • 2 avoid harming or interfering with
  • 3 agree to observe a law, principle

Some people tend to misuse this word, and a whole misunderstanding would then take place. When this particular word is used at people like these in telling them that they are so disrespectful, the defence always heard would be," what makes you think you are not disrespectful?" Only a handful of people would except this critical comment and move into silence accepting it.

Now I am not trying to insult those who misuse this word, but I blog today on this topic to show you my opinion that respect is a strong word with a very strong meaning. In the situation above, the defence was not relevant as no evidence was shown that he/she (who commented) had shown disrespect. A Greek Mythologist once said that in order to the use a word, you must first have respect for that word, only then use the word without violating its true meaning.

I choose a clear and disturbing example of disrespect, where a guy goes around touching a girl all over jokingly without her consent, this in law is defined as assault. Here the guy has clearly no respect for the girl. Yes he may be assaulting her, but the only reason for doing so here was simply due to disrespect.

No offence to men, but looking at the actual meaning of this word (the bold ones), it looks like very few men know how to respect a woman. Yes, it takes alot, but the effort you put in is what we girls notice. Every woman would love to be treated with some respect.

This blog is just my opinion to the word "respect" and how it should be used. Therefore i hope I have not offended anyone in anyway. So the next time you use the word "respect", think about my opinion or open the dictionary.

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Confidence got me through!

Confidence got me through!
International Students Night
8th October 2004
Bukit Kiara Equatrian Club
I joined a group of international friends to dance at this Night. Our dance was called "Indian Fusion" . It was a mix of 4 dances. The first one of which was a indian dance by Real(from India) and Audrey(from Indonesia). A serene performance with indian style. The second dance was a Bengoli dance by Fahim(from Bangladesh) and I. Now this dance was a jumpy banghra like dance with a little drama in it. The third dance was a mixture of indian and western culture. This was done by Audrey and I. Now this dance is a very seductive indian dance that revealhow indian dancers wiggles their hips and shake their ass. The song we danced to is a hindi song with a mix of english to it. For the final dance, we had Real doing a solo dance and joined by the rest of us for the finale. With the above description of the dance, it sounds like everything went on smoothly. But little is said. Yesterday turned out to be one of the worst days for me. That day is when i got sick just before the performance. Now it was 12 pm, just before lunch, and i get this painful stomach ache (not menstrual syndrome) and after a little while of discomfort i start throwing up (ewww). This got worse. I could not even focus. I felt like a smashed car. I was so dizzy, a migrain had to hit me. I had vomitted at least 5 times before i left for the full dress rehersal at 5pm. At rehersal's i did my dance, but have you ever danced with a stomach ache? I felt as if i was carrying a 20kg child on my tummy. Now this aint a joke. What was i going to do now after making myself feel much worse. Its 6pm and all performers were to meet back at 7pm. Now i have to see a doctor. I call a friend, Matthew and he takes me to the clinic. This is so sweet of Matthew to do so. Anyways, at the clinic, the doctor tells me, my stomach is filled with gas and i was having gastric. Now this is so weird, because i have never had gastric before. Doc then gives me a jab, which makes me feel all dizzy, and immediately after that i spill again. Doc says, he doesn't know how im going to perform in this state. He told me to try my best and pull out. he sends me off with medicines. What am i to do now? Am i too pull out and leave the others to a complete waste of time practicing for the past week, or was i gonna dance in my state? Well i decided to go there, and make my decision there. Its 7.40, and my dance is about to start. All of the sudden i get this flashback of my dad telling me when i was 13 ," you should do your best and complete the task even if you did not feel well. Just focus, and put your mind in it, you can do wonders. Confidence is the only thing that will get you through." Funny part is, i felt like doing it, i felt like completing the dance. I might not be at the best of health, but i had to finish it. I did not feel like letting anyone down. My group was kind enough to tell me that if i did not feel like doing the dance i did not have to. But i wanted to, so i did. And that is how it took place. I remembered every step. As the audience you would be able to tell that i was not in the best of moods, but i did try my best in that situation. Thats all that counts. Confidence pulled me through. After the show, no matter how bad i was feeling, i felt good inside that i had completed the task of performing and i could not be any happier.

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

The online priest

The online priest

Today we hear loads of weird and unique wedding stories how couples choose different wedding stlyes than the usual church event. Beaches have now become a popular spot for weddings. Some people prefer to go for an exotic style and choose the mountain tops as their spot. But what about doing something unique and different? What about getting married online? Its 2004, and everybody seems to be so hooked up with the internet, so why not go IT crazy, and get married online?

I surfed around, and found no such thing as a marriage taking place online. I then identified the problem to this. There was no such thing as an online priest. Now for two people to get married (christians), all they would need is a priest to marry them and each other. So since this it is 2004, why aint there any priest based online? I think that would be a fantastic wedding idea especially for those in a long distance relationship.

Well thats just a new idea. So wat exotic unique plans do you'll have for a great wedding experience?