Of Numb3rs, Chinese people, Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, WordPress plugins and spicy scandal

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! :arrow:

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41 Responses to “Of Numb3rs, Chinese people, Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, WordPress plugins and spicy scandal”

  1. d_sticks wrote on Aug 8, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    eh..who are these bloggers la..i also wanna know!

    and sometimes, loading your page takes time…i think it’s got to be the pictures…you lazy fella you

    ….and if you want any other type of ping pong..head out to the local massage joint…..try any parlour at chung ling park…they’ll ask you whether you want “ping pong” … there’s no table there though……



  2. ahBONG wrote on Aug 8, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    ur blog does take ages to load. 😛


  3. Sarawak Laksa wrote on Aug 8, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    My house number is 80. and my car number is 118 or is it 188??? hahahaha…..i wonder why? hmmm….. FYI, tonight i’m going to perform an 8-8-8 ritual. 😀 I’m going to bathe myself in 8 pails of water bought fm the kedai runcit which has number 8. with 8 teaspoons of salt and 8 flowers which hv 8 petals on them….;P


  4. Coral wrote on Aug 8, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Normally it takes ages to load your page :vangry: , firstly the black background, then the page. But strangely, tonite very fast leh… maybe ur WP Super Cache is doing its job well. :up: :kiss:


  5. kongkay wrote on Aug 8, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    why can’t you have layout as clean as your head? i think it’s the clutter that slowing everything down.


  6. |1f34|-|1r3 wrote on Aug 8, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    jap2…entry ujung2 ni ada kaitan ngan aku tak ? “a certain very famous male blogger” merujuk kepada ko…tp at least ko kena tambah sket lg dlm ayat tuh…”at certain famous blog by a handsome blogger”. baru la masyuk wei.. :up:


  7. angeles wrote on Aug 9, 2008 at 3:11 am

    *comes to kaypo & announces*

    femes brogger involved are kenni sial, gurl pren dia and icy-ratu-dewi.. 😛

    i think yr blog load slow becos of yr aper mercu-mercu server?

    but for all u know… ini sumua pasal stimix!

    it was 080808 yesterday but it’s also the 7th month.. bulan Hantu Lapar… takutttttt! 😛


  8. cibol wrote on Aug 9, 2008 at 10:45 am

    I told u it take ages to load mah .. not only me complaining eh .. He he he

    oh oh .. and that pemos blogger, aiyah .. manyak bodos


  9. NoktahHitam wrote on Aug 9, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    it takes about 5 seconds to load.

    This so freaking original. This is the bongkersz I know.

    I play badminton, futsal and rugby during weekends. Weekdays PingPong, the game you play, ping Negaraku & PPS


  10. bongkersz wrote on Aug 10, 2008 at 9:34 am

    wah! you really kaypoh angeles 😛 i loike!!! hahaha!


  11. bongkersz wrote on Aug 10, 2008 at 9:35 am

    oh 😛 nanti-nanti ko buat scandal aku akan buat description special untuk ko…. 😀


  12. bongkersz wrote on Aug 10, 2008 at 9:37 am

    hahahaha! i already cleaned up the clutter.. which mostly are ‘words’ so not so time-consuming to load. i’ll see what else i can do 😛


  13. bongkersz wrote on Aug 10, 2008 at 9:38 am

    you are using broadband? yeah, sometimes quite slow but.. i feel that it’s bearable 😛 kakakakakaka!


  14. bongkersz wrote on Aug 10, 2008 at 9:56 am

    nah, angeles mentioned those ‘femos’ bloggers up there 😛

    so you always play ping pong without table bro?


  15. bongkersz wrote on Aug 10, 2008 at 9:57 am

    haha! very sorry for that.. hey how’s life? 🙂


  16. bongkersz wrote on Aug 10, 2008 at 10:31 am

    it just doesn’t make sense. the total items and size of your loading page is way much bigger than mine, i checked it. but mine slower loading time? it’s the stupid server lah. damn!


  17. suituapui wrote on Aug 10, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Why everybody complain? I click, terus buka! So easy to open one…Hey! I’m talking about ur blog lah! Apa lu ni? Wat u thinking about hah? 😆 😆


  18. affuan wrote on Aug 10, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    lembab la blog hang ni. sakit btol hati aku menunggu. hehe.


  19. |1f34|-|1r3 wrote on Aug 10, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    haha…nanti aku buatkan entry khas utk ko..


  20. Clare wrote on Aug 11, 2008 at 7:16 am

    I click also terus buka, mana ada lambat. 😀 8 also rhymes with FARK right? 😉 LOL!!!


  21. bongkersz wrote on Aug 11, 2008 at 9:03 am

    haha! 8 u clare 😛 LOL!


  22. cc wrote on Aug 11, 2008 at 9:37 am

    Hell has no fury like a woman scorned! That’s what started the whole thing in the first place, isn’t it!


  23. foongpc wrote on Aug 11, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    I agree it sometimes took a long time to load. But this time, it took less than 5 seconds! You must have done something right!

    Anyway, I humbly offer you an award for your excellent blog which I enjoyed reading even though it took me some time to load : )

    Pls collect the award at my blog


  24. Coral wrote on Aug 11, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    There’s an award humbly waiting for you at my blog. http://quest-quench.blogspot.com/2008/08/award-for-quest-quench.html


  25. bongkersz wrote on Aug 12, 2008 at 10:55 am

    you are right cc 😛 scary!!!! 😀


  26. bongkersz wrote on Aug 12, 2008 at 10:56 am

    award eh? haha! ok i’ll go and take a peek.. 😛 thanks dude, so kind of you 🙂


  27. bongkersz wrote on Aug 12, 2008 at 10:58 am

    2 awards in a day? wow! hahaha! thanks coral 🙂 i’ll drop by to have a peek at the award 😛


  28. melbie wrote on Aug 12, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Yala, loaded very fast just now this blog of yours.. definitely did something right, care to do me the favour and fix my blog too??? LOL I need to have that twitter prompt removed from my blog too.. hehehhe

    I have yet to read that scandal and thanks to you, I informed another friend and she was really curious about the whole stories she missed! LOL.. I think by now she must know more than I do 😛


  29. Ashleigh wrote on Aug 12, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    ❗ What is the whole hullaballoo about?? ❓ I don’t even know about which blogger you’re talking about… 🙁


  30. bongkersz wrote on Aug 13, 2008 at 8:30 am

    sure melbie. get that wp-supercache installed.

    ah? which friend of you is that? 😛


  31. bongkersz wrote on Aug 13, 2008 at 8:31 am

    are you sure? one of your friend is involved. remember i texted you? 😆


  32. amanda wrote on Aug 23, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    🙄 hi my name is amanda and wat is your name ?

    r u a boy or a girl?

    ok bye


  33. amanda wrote on Aug 23, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    your country is going good in the Olympic’s

    well done 😉


  34. bongkersz wrote on Aug 24, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    I think you mistaken my country with China. No, I am from Malaysia and we did er.. just okay. 🙄


  35. bongkersz wrote on Aug 24, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Thanks for dropping by :up:


  36. library man wrote on Aug 26, 2008 at 10:24 am

    yeah that was really funny lol 😀


  37. library man wrote on Aug 26, 2008 at 10:29 am

    i dont feel so good :mrgreen: write to l8r k


  38. bongkersz wrote on Aug 26, 2008 at 10:31 am

    lol, bonkersz.com? i was using the nickname bonkersz for quite sometime before i changed it to bongkersz haha! thanks for dropping by man!


  39. library princess wrote on Aug 26, 2008 at 10:32 am

    i’m sexy i’m cute i’m popular 2 boot i’m bitchey great hair THE BOYS ALL LIKE 2 😳 :XO: 😉 STEER


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