Today is Friday, 8th of August, 2008 – 080808 aka 888! The number 8 for Chinese is a very auspicious number. The pronunciation of the word 8 in Chinese dialects is very similar to the word ‘wealth’, so you know why the obsession among Chinese people with this number.
Chinese are obsessed with numbers, often relating and making sure their phone numbers, wedding date, car plates, anything quantifiable to be a good number. If you ask me, how on earth a piece of plastic with the number 888 in front and back of your car can bring good fortune to you, I have no idea. Just because it rhymes with auspicious words?
Probably the only God that matters to many Chinese is God of Wealth and a big part of their life, being hardworking and slaving their ass all that is for one simple reason – chasing wealth = money. It is not uncommon to hear remarks praising Chinese people as ruthless, conniving, greedy and materialistic bastards. Hahahahaha! Such wonderful traits!
Anyway, those are stereotypes being made about Chinese and we should know better to stay away from making generalisations or assumptions about the characteristics of all members of a group, based on an image (which is often wrong) about what people in that group are like. How many times we hear statements like Westerners are generally considered to be friendly, generous, and tolerant, but also arrogant, impatient, and domineering and Asians, on the other hand, were expected to be shrewd and alert, but reserved? Clearly, not all Americans are friendly and generous; and not all Asians are shrewd. Right?
Bejing 2008 Olympic Games officially starts today! I am looking forward to watch the Olympic Games!! I love watching athletics – track events especially those involved running – 100m, 200m, 400m and relays. *humming Hoobastank’s Running away* Then some other sports, no particular favorites really but just love to watch these athletic people making the best of their life on the ‘battlefield’ – swimming, gymnastic (yeah!!), football, badminton and table tennis aka ping pong (I love ping pong and I was am quite good at it haha! I used to reign the ping pong table at my school, battling it out to be ‘king’ – you win the match, you stay until you are defeated. Fun! Now the only ping pong I do is pinging Negaraku and PPS)
I installed few other plugins and dumped some. It’s getting too messy and cluttered so I deleted those plugins I do not need. You can see at the side bar I put up a tracker for ‘users online’ and when you click on it you can see the statistics. Neat way to know who is reading and how they found your blog eh? I also installed another plugin called ‘WP-PluginsUsed’ where it displays WordPress plugins that you currently have (both active and inactive) onto a post/page. Awesome! Now you just need to browse my About page to check out the plugins I used for this blog!
Cibol complained about the slow loading time for The Flaccid Mind, any of you having the same problem? I already checked for the possible reasons, namely the size of the images (pardon me for being such a lazy ass for not compressing it to smaller size) and the plugin/scripts running on this blog. Could it be the stupid awesome adverts? Well, actually I think my plugins/scripts usage is already at minimum/normal. I only use those important plugins. I blame the server for the slow loading time. Please let me know how long it takes normally for you to load my blog. Meanwhile I installed this WP Super Cache plugin to help speed up the loading time, hopefully.
A ‘spicy-scandalous-affair-between-two-femos-blogger-turned-ugly-because-the-gf-found-out-and-people-start-to-gossip-about-it’ is currently the most talked topic in the blogosphere, apart from the Sodomee political scandal. I have been following the ‘drama’ featuring a certain very famous male blogger, a quite famous female blogger and his current gf which is also a blogger for a while now.
Things are getting out of hand and havevblown wide open, out of proportion but secretly that is what some of us want, no? *evil laughs* People just love gossips. Kaypochee like me how can miss out this kind of drama, hor? Thanks to my kaypochee friends for feeding me with gossipy information. XX and DY ‘siam’, make place for Malaysian bloggers! Who says we cannot compete with our kiasu neighbour? Hey, our most overated, overused and forever relevant battle cry is Malaysia Boleh! lah!
pss: Battle among bloggers can be ugly. So, never ‘mess around’ with bloggers, yor!