Thursday, May 31, 2007

Miss Universe 2007 - A Critique

Gentlemen, read on. Ladies, do so at your peril.

As you will probably have heard, Miss Japan (Riyo Mori) have won the Miss Universe 2007. If you don't know what Miss Universe is, please click here. According to statistics, this win for Japan is only its second in the Miss Universe history, with the last being Akiko Kojimain 1959. Before anything, let me post some personal info. about our dear Riyo. According to her blog, she is 19 years old (But the popular belief is that she is 20... You decide.). Riyo was born in Aoi-ku, Shizuoka (静岡市) the capital city of Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan (For those of you who don't know where this is, it's a village near Mt. Fuji). She is 1.75m in height and have brown eyes and black (raven if you like) hair.

So, firstly, congratulations. Japanese girls are always very nice, one can not deny that. To do so is a lie. The following pictures reinforce what I mean.

Yep, an amazing woman. Pretty face, superb body and from her interview on the Miss Universe website, an absolutely enchanting personality.

With the compliments out of the way, lets have a look at why she won. According to popular beliefs, her commanding confidence in herself, her ability to outdance the competition as well as her well-proportioned figure
(some feel it suits the

western taste) allowed her to gain the US$250,000 (€186,000) tiara. Whatever, the reason, she won, she came on top and she deserves it from what I have seen and it will not be this that I am about to question.

What I want to say is that, out of the final 5, Miss Korea seems to be more attractive don't you think? She is Korean (ahem -_^) , has a fabulous smile and a very busty (ahem x2) figure. Don't believe me? Have a look at the following video. Make sure you compare the figure of Miss Korea with that of Miss Japan; to me, it seems Miss Japan is almost anorexic...



Of course, that is my view - maybe it's because the video is poor quality and I am just a racist bastard who have no taste, but whatever the reason, my view stands. Others believe strongly in this as well (Have a look here: Miss Universe LIVE Coverage).

Some pictures of Miss Korea (Lee Honey) are as follows:



So, according to Wikipedia, Miss Lee is 24 years old, also 1.75m in height with brown eyes and black (raven...) hair. Amazingly, she was also Miss Universe 2006... Damn, what a shame, she should have won!! Maybe it's just me, but I just feel she looks so much better than Miss Japan im many ways - Her face, her smile, her vivacious body and her pose. She just hold herself right. I am trying to find a better picture that can illustrate the beauty I feel though its hard with all these porn pics turning up in Google Images (argh).

The best one I found was mostly on the Miss Universe's website that had "Copyright 2007" written all over it, big shame. However, for a lack of better pictures, this one will do.



Her face doesn't show up and that's what I wanted to show you... But go here and have a look. Amazing beauty...

Anyway, I know alot of people feels the same way I do about this final result but hey, let's recognise the fact that these girls are beauties in their own right so lets just enjoy the beauties this wonderful world has decided to bestow upon us! Again, it could be me, I just prefer more lady like women than those younger, modern types... Brings about a sense of respectability I feel.

On another note, Miss China was fucked with a capital F. No seriously, I vehemently disagree with the choice of candidate. Here's a little photo I plucked from Miss Universe's website:


Ummm, no. No, no, no... This is wrong. Out of 1,321,851,888 people in China of whom 460,596,384 is between the ages 15-64, this was the best they came up with? As a person who lived half of his life on mainland China, I am extremely ashamed. For all the beauties that still reside in China, I apologise on behalf of the selectors; they are a bunch of dumb asses who probably wouldn't recognise beauty if it bit them on their ass.

As a 19 year old male, I know there is more beautiful Chinese girls out there. Next time, for the dumb selectors out there, be free, be wild and bring some damned beauties out! I demand beauties not Miss Congenialities. I know the Chinese can beat any of the other races in terms of ladies if the selectors try hard enough. I mean seriously, this is pathetic!! Apologies to our friend Zhang Ning Ning here (Miss China 2007), you are still beautiful and if given the chance, I will

still befriend you (ahem x3 )

Ok. It's been a long post so let's wrap it up. In general, Miss Universe 2007 has been an amusing one and there has been lots and lots of ladies I would like to have fun with. One thing that I have come to realise is that gentlemen, do not despair, there is plenty of fish in the sea. If one escapes, another one will come. But you must be thinking, "I don't want another one, I want that one!". If so, let me say, you're screwed. Haha, no, I don't know, just have fun!!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

A Life Gone By...

Mmmm today's a good day. Why? Uni's finished for another semester and so with that, another half year of my life that has gone by...

It's been a kinda nostalgic semester... As I was sitting on the bus the other day, we stopped on a red light next to a huge, green oval. Yet as I gazed out the window, I saw trees with big maple like leaves slowly withering and turning yellow... So as the bus moved on, I began to think;

"Shan, you've come a long way since China, a very long way indeed. From a simple, conservative and crazy child with plenty of friends and fun times, you've pretty much grown up into a lonely, bored though still as crazy young adult, with less friends and even less fun times. But Australia has been very good to you, people who knew you then would definitely be amazed at how much you have changed. People who know you now would have never understood nor picture what you were like before."

Haha, life is interesting for sure, playing these tricks on a person, what would I have become without that twist of fate? What would I have been doing today? I'll never forget who I am or where I came from, it is simply impossible.

So what is it I'm trying to say? Personally, I don't really know. This post was originally going to be something philosophical about this "learning organisation" crap I learn today, somehow it turned into the reminiscent post about my past and present. I guess you can take away something valuable and that is to treasure your life wherever you are living and make the best of what you have. To succeed in life is not important as it is to enjoy it and live happily. I understand success is not mutually exclusive with happy living but you still can live happily without being a success. Just don't lose sight of what you desire.

It's being a long time indeed... People treasure your lives in Australia, most of you wouldn't know what it is really like otherwise despite the media. When you know what its like in other places, you'll know what I'm talking about.

Treasure your lives, treasure your memories, treasure your loved ones and most importantly, be happy. Life's too short to worry sometimes...

Meanwhile, enjoy this little video. Hope it'll allow you to remember to smile truthfully once in a little...


Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Gay Pub Bans Heterosexuals - Fair or Nay?

OK, I've been thinking about this little issue when I saw it on the news a while back but forgot about it. Since I've been duely prompted, let's raise it up and that is the recent banning of heterosexual males from a gay pub.

Wanna look at have a look at the article? View it here.

So I mean what the fuck... Homosexuals go around having their worldwide "gay freedom" parades and abusing us heterosexuals for being discriminative of their sexual orientation. So now they're gonna discriminate against us? This is kinda hypocritical isn't it?

I have nothing against gay people, the institutionalisation of homosexuality in the 21st is inevitable and so it should be as the human race reaches a more spiritual stage of their evolution.

But you should do what you preach and what you preach is freedom and equality not secessionism. At this rate, you'll not only threaten your very movement but also increase the antagonism between the heterosexuals and homosexuals. I guess the final word here is be careful of what you wish for. It may not be what you truly desire...

This is my view, if anyone feels like to say something different, go ahead. If not, well, I think my reasoning is pretty logical.

Monday, May 28, 2007

You're Still The One

Just a follow up on my previous blog "Still Pondering.."

Remember the song I recommended? You're Still The One by Shania Twain? Well, I found this good video on Youtube sang by this girl called miaarose. You know, the "lonelygirl15 no.2". Whatever the truth be, she's still an amazing singer and it touches the heart much more than those modern, studio touched up versions.

Go on, have a listen (Note: 1:28-1:31) - Let the music take your mind...

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Cool or Loser?

OK, here's an interesting issue I think we should have a good look at. What is it? It is "Who is cool and who is a loser?". People today use these words so indiscriminately without truly understanding the implications of them. Let's start by defining each word:

Cool = Fashionable and attractive at the time; often skilled or socially adept; "he's a cool dude"; "that's cool"; "Mary's dress is really cool"; "it's not cool to arrive at a party too early"

Loser = One that fails to win: the losers of the game. One who takes loss in a specified way: a graceful loser; a poor loser. One that fails consistently, especially a person with bad luck or poor skills: "losers at home seeking wealth and glory in undeveloped countries" Arthur M. Schlesinger, J One that is bad in quality: That book is a real loser.

OK, so a cool person is one who's supposedly capable socially and worldly wise wise while a loser is someone who is pretty much the reverse. To me, I'll agree with these classifications if we are living a perfect world that does not change. However, as you'll know, the world we live in is not perfect (as far as to the extent of my knowledge) and no one is perfect and that the only constant is change. So with these factors in mind, we will analyze the words cool and loser.

So lets hypothesize, a stereotypical cool person would be someone who appears to others as a good communicator who makes sense and is humorous in his words, someone who has a good fashion sense, someone who has friends and someone who is good looking. OK, so that's it? That person is cool? What about his education? His true temperament? His ability to execute tasks that has real bearings to life? His ability to work hard? His current situation? Moreover, what will the person change into in anther 10 years? Where will he be? What will he be doing? Will the person with his "cool" stuff a contributing member of society? or just another middle aged derelict with no future? Now you see, one does not know the answers to these, heck Bill Gates could have been classified as a loser when he was young but look at him now, I don't really think (unless you're abnormal in the head) he's a loser. You see, one can classify someone as cool or a loser at the current situation but like everything, looking further can truly allow you to see whether he is in fact what you believe or rather, the exact opposite.

In other words, don't use these two terms so easily, it can be used for fun but treat others the way you want to be treated. Besides, most people have no idea what these two terms mean and just look at the surface such as how they look. SO whats the messages I'm trying to communicate?


Don't judge a book by it's cover and Don't presume. You will be wrong.

First, understand what these terms mean by a stereotypical definition such as the ones provided in this blog then come to an appropriate and logical definition of your own. Only then will you be able to correctly judge a person as cool or a loser.

On the reverse, if someone who looks bad and really has no potential, the media definition will suffice haha. But hell, I believe everyone has potential (this is a lie...) and everyone can success.

There is a saying in China: The stupidest bird flies first. Meaning? The stupidest bird practise the hardest and will therefore success first.

So don't listen to what others say, they really have no idea. Be a strong bird and be the one to fly the highest!!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Still Pondering..

It's 4am. Yet, I'm still awake thinking. Sometimes I wonder why I have been burdened with this ability to think deeply about every single issue - it really is troublesome...

What's on my mind? Just that everything seems to be a dilemma these days don't you think? It's just crazy: work, sleep and play just feels enough. A person needs, no, craves more than this to life.

You gotta enjoy it in a way that satisfies your own needs. A companion perhaps?...

Good song: You're Still The One - Shania Twain (Corny, but relaxing).

We'll move into the issue of cool and loser in the next one.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

So You Think You're A Cool Asian - Think Again

Recently, I've noticed quite a few Asians using the word "lah" at the end of their sentence... Their English sentence that is. I mean what the fuck, do those kids think they're cool or some shit 'cause they use that word?

Well, let me say, no, you're not cool by saying that, in fact, you sound like a fool. You wanna be a hardcore Asian? Then be normal, the real ones don't talk with stuff like that behind their sentences. They're coherent talkers who can speak fluently in English and Chinese without the need to integrate slangs from either language into another, trust me, I know. Get rid of it, you sound like a loser.

At this point, I'd like to also mention something else, that is, the difference of being "cool" and being a "loser". I've heard these terms used indiscriminately and it's just crazy. Just 'cause media define the stereotypes doesn't mean these stereotypes are right. I'll discuss this topic in my next post. It's time to sleep...

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Finished!

Ah, finally, the end of my DVD watching marathon. Shen Gui Ba Zhen Tu was an amazing series. More so perhaps the lovely women in it... Just amazing how some girls can come through the screen so amazingly...

It's true, it's true, we crave what we can't have yet when we have it, we begin to sight of what a precious gift we have.

Life's definitely a worthwhile experience...

Update: 11:48PM

Uhhh, found this interesting article recently:

What's a rebound boy? But holy shit, the insight provided was so clear. It always nice unexpected surprise can shock one into a different mode! What an amazing site lol!! Thanks!

Speechless...

Hmmm, how should I say this... Ever met a girl that you just seem to connect really well with than any other in your life? Well, I feels like I have. Yet I don't know... There is just so much things I want to say to her at times yet I just don't how... What should I say? When should I say it?

There is just a fine line... You just don't know when to cross it or even if you should cross it. One false move and it can end in total awkwardness. It's true, fear does overwhelm desire even though the end result can be 101% worth the effort. But it just comes down to that line, crossing it can lead to the end of everything. Ahh the dilemmas faced by us humans, it's just crazy sometimes.

What to do, what to do... desire, fear, awkwardness, end... Success? So what is the key? Cross the barrier and success (or face failure), remain silent and wait for the opportunity (even though it may never come and you may regret not taking the initiative) or ignore (again, regret). Attack, Defend, Delay or Block - haha, it's crazy!

Time to let fate take me... Sometimes having a strong internal of locus of control is just as useful as having none. Ponder on that people.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

A New Day

Ah feeling fresh and awake today for it's a new day, after 16 hours of sleep, after 32 hours of non-sleep. It's pretty chilly atm brr.

I have a few random things on my afresh mind. The first is the crazy $33.5 million payment to the CEO of Macquarie Bank. I mean what the fuck (pardon the language)... Seriously, while I understand the importance of rewarding a top executive with good pay in order to keep up with the international standards but $33 mil? That's crazy, it's like winning a lotto 33 weeks of the year. It's damned more money an average can earn in his/her life. Let's say an average person earns $60,00 per year. If the guy starts earning that much at the age of 23 until he retires at 73, he'll only make $3 million, a mere tenth of that. Lets incorporate pay rises and exclude expenses and set the new wage at $150,000 - then a person will earn $7.5 mil, only 23% of that amount. So in other words, it's mind boggling. But hey, I support this, it means if you are capable, you still can earn big bucks in a company. But I think this is opens another thought and that is you can earn big money from your own businesses. Be successful and you still can earn a good fair, more comfortable that $150k a year though maybe not as much as $33mil in one year haha. But who knows! Remember the 30th US President Calvin Coolidge's famous words:
"Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."
The second thing I was going to say I forgot. Maybe another day haha!

The third is these two songs called "Dear Mama" by Tupac and "Tell Me" by Diddy. Haha, two interesting sides isn't it? Go listen to them both, really good. But what I wanted to comment on is "Tell Me". The meaning behind the song is simply fantastic, it really shocked me since I can relate to it in a way. I just couldn't believe it. Feel like I am so much more to say but can't say it, just that I hope what I feel is true. But would be refreshing to really know. Meanwhile enjoy the clip of it here:


Tell Me lyrics

Now, it's time to go back to work. Work sucks.

P.S. Go check out this film Shen Gui Ba Zhen Tu (It's good)

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Love, Fidelity and the Whole Crazy Thing..

Ahh, so here I am again, ready to post away another blog. Life's so busy these days with assignments due so soon and exams coming up in a months time. Life's not fun.

But enough about that, let's move on to an issue that I recently began to think about as a result of this article: Wife can't get Kylie Minogue out of head. So it'll be pretty obvious what I am going to rant about and that's the issue of fidelity. Yes, you heard right, fidelity.

I have been thinking, it is just simply absurd and crazy this guy can betray her wife; here we have a woman who gave her destiny to you and yet you go about messing around with one of the worlds famous and sexy stars (not that I find her pretty, then again that is just my opinion). Whatever the truth is, the guys wife is due to have their first baby and he is not with her but rather somewhere in world doing god knows what. Granted he should have the freedom to do what he likes but the timing is simply not right and from the state of his wife, the real situation does NOT look right either.

This little 'current affair' is really just used to set general picture of what I am about to say. Men, you have an obligation to your girlfriend/wife. While the scenario of a a guy cheating on her girlfriend is less serious, it is still infidelity and in a way just as serious as a guy cheating on his wife. As I mentioned previously, a woman who agrees to be your girl/wife is giving a part of herself to you and in the case of marriage, her WHOLE FRIGGIN' DESTINY to you. So in other words, you have an obligation to give her your fidelity and not go around cheating or doing immoral things. The key word here is obligation and it's not a pedantic term. She is willing to give you her body and soul and you should at least give her your loyalty and be a man, yes, a man, not some cheater or loser.

Of course, what I have said applies totally to the reverse side of the coin. Girls/wives, you have an obligation to do the same. I simply find it most distasteful that girls these days seems to damned slutty (pardon my language for a lack of better words). Where is the innocence? Where is the damned purity?

Maybe the view I have expressed in this blog are a part of my own values, attitudes and beliefs but it is really also a moral issue isn't it? Putting it simply, people needs to have stronger morals and be more ethical in their view of life. I feel like there is a few more issues I could have addressed but the core views I have expressed quite clearly and I'll leave it for you all to have a think about.

Remember ladies and gents, a relationship can't be defined by a simple mathematical equation of 50-50 or 60-40, it needs 100% from each side. If someone is willing to give a part or whole of themselves to you, you need to recognize that and do the same. Be morally correct in your approach and even in failure, you'll not regret what you have done.

Until we meet again, au revoir

Thursday, May 10, 2007

What's the Point of Life?

Sorry for the delay in my posts, so damned busy with uni... and YouTube...

Tell you the truth, the life of an uni student is pretty shit, mind the language. Lectures, revision, assignments, work and the occasional bit of play but that's about it. Recently, I realised that I lacked freedom in what I do but more importantly, I lacked an interest in my life, an interest that I can pursue with some kind of fervor...

I came to realize this when I stumbled across a "tricking" video done by the group EMC Monkeys. This sport combines a range of arts such as martial arts, break dancing, gymnastics etc. Very aesthetically pleasing if choreographed well and done by pros like the monkeys. Another group to note is Team Ryouko especially their video done on wasaga beach (Go search for it on YouTube).

As one watches these videos, one begins to realize how free these people are, enjoying life to the fullest whilst doing what they love. It is true, there are things money can't buy and ultimately it's these things that makes life worthwhile.

Have to do research now but I'll leave you with a final thought that you can hopefully think about and maybe change your lifestyle.

The secret of life is to... live successfully and enjoy everything that you like!

Until next time.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Sun Tzu: The Art of War

Today, I received a long sought after book, The Art of War from good ol' Amazon

The book is also known as Sun Zi Bing Fa or 孙子兵法 in Chinese. If you don't know what it is, I'll explain it to you. It is a famous military treatise written in the 6th century by a famous Chinese general called Sun Tzu or Sun Zi. It has 13 chapters devoted on explaining the "art" of conducting warfare. It is highly concise and remarkable in Chinese, though somewhat lacking in lustre when translated in English.

While it is hard to grasp, if you able to apply it to situations in your life, you'll find it very interesting. I have. So, this book hopefully will keep me entertained for some time to come. I recommend it to everyone. There is also another book called "Mastering the Art of War" by a number of ancient statesmen/generals geniuses such as the famous Zhuge Liang (诸葛亮). All these books can be purchased on Amazon quite easily with a very reasonable degree of value.

Until another day.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Self Discipline

OK, today I am going to write about a very important topic, one that must have affected you sometime in your life. It is self discipline.

Ask anyone who knows that in order to succeed in life, you need self discipline when undertaking the many issues in life and that last minute rushes is not only unhealthy but very dangerous.

Me, right now, have no self discipline. I work to 11am, get home by 11:40am, shower and rest until 12:30am. I wake up next day sometimes at 1pm. I procrastinate, I eat, I watch DVD's - basically I do nothing useful until 9pm at night. So 8 hours that I could have used productively wasted. Even by 9pm, I have the same thought on my mind - oh, it's not much work, I can leave it a bit later and then that tingling relaxed feeling comes through that pushes you to do nothing for another hour. Suddenly, you realize it's 11pm, time for bed. So, that is my schedule for days I am free, even during my study periods ( 2 WHOLE WEEKS!) when I KNOW I should be reading textbooks, summarizing and revising my lecture notes, completing exercises, researching and working on my massive assignments. It is really a lot of work and I know that I should be doing that but that addiction to procrastinating makes me do nothing.

Fast forward a bit, as I sit here writing this blog, I find myself again massively short of time when I made a new year resolution to force myself to work hard this semester, work-wise and uni-wise. Alas, I have two pieces of major assignments due in one week that I have not started... It's funny though, I spoke to a few people and they haven't started either hahaha. This is confusing me and making me think that it's not my schedule that's bad since this can't happen to everyone. But now I suddenly realise that it IS my schedule that's bad. People who haven't started their work is also severly lacking in self discipline and while this had no link to me, it means that I am too, lacking in self discipline and that we all have ended in this "running-out-of-time-shit-hole" hahaha...

So, today, I intend to seriously do something about this. I am nearly 20 and I have ultimate control over my life and since there is no one to guide me, I must discover for myself the pains of living as an adult and develop this thing called discipline. Without it, I don't ever think I'll be a successful person. And you know what that means, inability to treat my future wife as a Queen! This coupled with the fact that I want my parents to live in luxury will be the two major factors pushing me harder...

So, I have researched some articles that will guide me to waking earlier and developing self discipline. I have done research in this area before and I realised I need to develop a crucial plan for success. I will establish a weekly planner that outlines my major activites and focus all my willpower to carry out the required activites. This will cover work and study, and especially study since exams are a month to go...

Planning, time management, self control, will power and hard work will all be cornerstones in my new integrated plan to rid myself of this laziness, this addiction to procrastination and establish a new me, not the fake me that I have been using for the past 5 years.

It's 12:01 am and I felt like I have blown away some cobwebs and allowed my thoughts to come through clearly to you. So, watch me as I develop my inner power and self discipline and force myself to take more responsibility of myself.

So watch me, as I climb to new heights!

P.S. If you ever need help, leave a comment and I can tell you some of the steps I have used. It'll be very useful.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Love is War

So, here I am, 1 in the morning, sitting in front of my computer writing this blog. The night is young and the wind is howling. Splatters of rain hits the window along with the wooing trees.

So what's on my mind today?

It's Love.

After pondering this age old concept, I came up with a little summary of my own :)

Love is like a war, full of complexities, traps and deceit. It takes courage, determination and very importantly luck for one to win. But the outcome will be worth the effort put in... Maybe in a way, the end justifies the means... The end of course will not always be to your favor but no one said war is easy. It's important to understand that in a war, things will not always go as planned so sometimes an external locus of control is good, that is, accept your destiny because the opposite result will be ... painful ...

Of course, try your best and if God's willing, happiness will be yours and I sincerely hope you make the most of your good fortune. If not, don't cry - stand up and maybe, just maybe, the Lady of Luck will smile on you one day.

At this point, I feel like YouTubing a bit before I sleep. I will leave you with two quotes to ponder upon:

1) Literal translation of an ancient Chinese proverb: Male chases female, every chase is a difficult one. Female chase male, every chase is an accurate one.

2) Time is the best healer.

So... enjoy life...