A comment or two will be greeted with warm hands.

28 December 2008

3POINT8's Christmas Present 2008

Before Christmas, I did announced that I would give out Christmas present for those who submit their Christmas wishlist to my mail. [link] Now that Christmas is already over, it is time for Santa 3point8 to reveal what he has sent out so far. (Thankfully less than 10 people mailed me their wishlist. Had the number be bigger, I wouldn't be able to send a present to everyone.)

Everyone gets a present from me in a form of a sticker. Yes, a limited-edition custom-made handcraft sticker by 3point8. You won't find this in any stores. Plus, a personalised stamp is attached to every mail.

Teddy Bear seems to be a popular choice. Then there is a wish for an Ipod, Billabong wallet, and a laptop (specifically a HP laptop). Among the mails I've received, There are 3 unusual christmas wish I would like to mention:
1) A Voucher from borders. (I found an online expired voucher. I was so tempted to print out the expired voucher and say: "Here you go, your xmas present. Travel back in time to 2006 and you can use this voucher")
2) Christmas Spirit. (The only non-material christmas wish I received. I wonder how would Santa deal with this. I'm just glad no one asked for intangible things like loyalty, manners or happiness because I wouldn't know how to deal with them.)
3) My signature. (I felt all mighty and popular the moment I saw this christmas wish. It made me feel like a celebrity knowing that my signature has value to someone.)

Receiving Christmas wishlist like these got me thinking:
If 3.8billion people send their wishlist to the REAL Santa, he is bound to receive some unusual wishlist. I wonder what would be the most bizzare christmas wish Santa would receive.

My Christmas Stickers are featured in:

[Top Comment by Jonfun]
Hey Santa, I'm afraid you will have to work a little bit longer now because you're sending one of those hand made First Day Covers to me! Haha... Sorry for the short notice :-P I'll email you my home address soon. Thanks ya!

24 December 2008

2008 is coming to an End

“Before I draw nearer to that stone to which you point,” said Scrooge, “answer me one question. Are these the shadows of the things that Will be, or are they shadows of things that May be, only?” ---- A Christmas Carol

Its the end of the year and Christmas is one day away. This is the time where people start to think about their past, present and future. Its almost like a personal feedback time where people start to rate their life based on the things they have done in the past as well as the thing they plan to do next year.
Speaking of Next Year, Did you know that 2008 will come to an end in less than 10days? This statement is suppose to sound scary but somehow it doesn't.

I get paranoid when someone shouts: "The World is Coming to An END!"
Assuming its true, It means that we are all gonna die and we don't know whats gonna happen next. Its a deadly combination of two fears. The fear of dying and the fear of the unknown future.

If I change the sentence to "2008 is Coming to An End", it doesn't sound as scary as it is meant to. Most likely it is because we all know that we are not gonna die when 2008 expires. Add to the fact that there is no doubt 2009, a brighter future is awaiting us. Instead of something to be feared, it is something to look forward to.

I know this doesn't make much sense, but I just want to deliver the idea:
"The world is coming to an end" is a statement to be feared upon.
"2008 is coming to an end" is a statement to be excited about.

The above two sentence means the same. Something is coming to an end and yet its weird how a slight alteration in language can change my impression from fear to joy. Then again, its just the illusion I bring to myself. And if illusions are analogous to shadows: "Are these the shadows of the things that Will be, or are they shadows of things that May be, only?"

Simply said: Will I be truly terrified at the precise moment the world ends? More importantly, Am I able to feel the joy when 2008 comes to an end?

Question to you: "How would you feel when 2008 comes to an end?"

[Top Comment by Jessen]
Actually, no point of guessing or predicting when is the end of the world. IMO, when the end of world come, we'll all know. Let's just make our day meaningful instead of waiting for death. Happy New Year everyone!

20 December 2008

[Sneak Preview] 3POINT8's xmas present

Kif thinks dropping mail in the mailbox is fun --- 3.8
Remember this post when I try to imitate Santa by giving out xmas gifts?

I was thrilled when my mailbox got flooded with xmas wishlists. I can now die happy having experienced how Santa felt at a much smaller scale. That was my goal, to experience how Santa feels when people mail in their wish list.
I may be a cheap imitation of Santa and I openly admit that I do not own any toy workshop, reindeer, or magic sleight. Not to mention, I'm not as powerful as Santa who can visit homes, steal milk and cookies and leave a present behind.

Despite that, I believe in the Santa spirit of receiving joy by giving. So, these daring souls who mailed me will get a snail mail along with their present request.

I sent out everything on the 18th of Dec and I hope that it reaches to you before xmas. Here is a sneak preview of what I've sent out.

Btw, I do not expect anything in return. If you however insist on paying back the favor, Pay it Forward instead. [Here is how you can Pay it Forward: Link]

For those who received a mail from me, I would appreciate it if you would inform me when the mail arrives. This is so that I can make up for the missing mail by sending an image what your xmas present could have been

For those who missed out, There is always next year.

Assuming Santa exist and he is definitely going to give you a present on Christmas.
1) Would you prefer him to give you a sneak preview whats in the present? OR
2) Would you prefer him not to tell you anything about it until Christmas day?

[Top Comment by foongpc]
Wow! Become Santa for a day? That'll be quite an experience! I prefer Santa to give me what I want so there'll be no element of surprise! LOL!

18 December 2008

My xmas wish

Christmas is exactly 7 days from today. The way I see it, its still not too late to request for a present from Santa. Assuming I send a mail to the north pole, I have four working days before christmas, adequate time for a regular mail to travel 10,000km from Australia, I hope.

On second thought, I don't think so. Perhaps I'll just post my xmas wish list online and hope for Santa to stumble upon my blog.

To Santa,
I've been a good boy this year Santa. For that reason, you should give me what I want for xmas this year Santa. Santa, my wish for this year is a chimney. I always wanted a chimney because then I have a good excuse to bring girls over to my place. But thats not the main reason to why I want a chimney. I want a chimney because I believe it's so much easier for you to travel into my place. It's also so that you won't have to worry about my neighbours calling the cops because if i have a chimney, you won't need to break into my house like last year.

Imagine santa, having that nice home made cookie with a warm glass of milk after a rough journey through the chimney. Sounds nice to you eh? (I'm sorry santa that I accidentally mixed dishing washing liquid in the expired milk last year. I promise it won't happen again this year. After all, every kid would definitely put the blame on me if they knew that you couldn't drop off presents last year because I made you sick)

I really want a chimney for this Christmas. If possible, could you install a couple of spikes, barbwires, lasers, spinning blades and trap door in between the fireplace and the opening of the chimney. And also, do install a couple of CCTV. I want to upload a video on Youtube about busting the myth that a overweight fat man with a long beard can't survive something like that.,

But really santa, I've been a good boy this year and I deserve a chimney. Remember how I helped you eliminated your competition by putting everyone who gives out free stuff, out of business?

Then again, I would understand if you can't give me a chimney this xmas. I know times are bad, shares are falling down and you probably have to mortgage the whole of North Pole to banks which might go bankrupt soon. Plus, I live a comfortable life and I understand that other unfortunate kids deserve xmas gifts more than I do. So, I wouldn't blame you if you give a chimney to every kid who lives in poverty.

Coming to this paragraph, I changed my mind. I realized that I didn't really want a chimney. What I really want this year for xmas is to defame you, Santa. I've been a good boy this year, Santa. Could you defame yourself and treat it as a xmas present to me?

Yours Sincerely,
Someone who believes in Santa

Speaking of santa, what do you think of people who send mails to Santa?
Dreamers, Opportunist or Idiots?

[Top Comment by AshleyTwoFish]
dreamers. who just wanna hang on to every little bit children's hope. merry xmas.

14 December 2008

3POINT8 New adFormat Template

To celebrate the end of the month, I've decided to change my blog template into a fresh new one.

This was my previous blog template:

And this is my new blog template:

One thing I miss about the old template is the way the comments link are being placed. I miss the big bold title, the line break and the date beneath the title. Because I'm not very good in coding, I wasn't able to apply the same format in this new template. [Are there any coding guru who can help me in this for free?]

In this new template, I've added a new Rating System at the end of every post:
1) It means more control to you guys, my blog readers. You get to decide the quality of my post. If its a good one, give me a good rating.
2) To me, it is a good feedback system. Whenever I see a post with high rating, I might write more post of that nature.
3) Anyone can rate. You do not need to register or sign into any account.
P/S: This blog template is still under construction:
1) A proper 'About me' section is not ready yet
2) A 'link' section is missing
3) A 'contact me' section is missing
4) Still figuring how to speed up loading time.

Any good ideas to what I should add or remove in my blog?
(I'm not very good in coding. If possible, teach me how to do it or direct me to a useful link)

Oh, one more thing... I'm giving out christmas present this year. If you want one, all you need to do is to mail me [jommakan@gmail.com] your postal add, and what you want for xmas. Though not guaranteed, I'll try to send out as many present as possible. [click here to find out more]

[Top Comment by AlphaWhale]
Aha this is the template I edited for my ParkourHelper blog. I do like how it is a little brighter, but it doesn't feel as 3POINT8y, it feels almost too professional and impersonal for you; though it could be fixed probably with minor re-arranging and template editing.

07 December 2008

Lonely Christmas Gift

Yesterday was my freaky day. I logged into msn, and within the first 5minutes, messages from different group of friends came pouring down. My primary school friend, secondary school friend, college friend, uni friend, blogging friends all messaged me with the same topic in mind - Christmas.

Perhaps the scenario described above is considered as a normal occurrence to you (since you are so mighty, so sociable, so famous that everyone has to know you). To me, its a rare scenario because even chatting with two people (on instant messaging program) at the same time is a rare moment for me. Therefore chatting with eight people at the same time can be described as a moment that I've never experienced before.

Because of this, I had a nightmare later that evening. The type of dream where I was standing on the verge of the 38th floor rooftop watching over all those I've known gathered together and enjoying the moment. The sight everyone having a great time was a sweet one. It started off as a sweet dream, but it turned into a nightmare when I realised that my presence was absent. Out of sight, out of mind; I became an outcast, rejected by everyone.

What terrifies me more is that there is a high chance that my Christmas will be exactly like that. Christmas isn't suppose to be like that. Christmas is for everyone to celebrate. Unlike birthdays when its all about the birthday guy, Christmas is a day when everyone gathers and have a great time. Christmas just isn't meant to be celebrated alone, especially not when you have someone who cares for you.
But you know what? This post isn't about me. This post is meant for you. If you celebrate x-mas (especially if you are spending it alone) send me a mail at jommakan@gmail.com along with your postal address and tell me what you want or what you like (an informal mail is good enough). I'll send you a something back to make your day a different one.

Offer opens till 18th of December 2008.
Offer opens to everyone (non-bloggers, asian, and aliens included)

A sample mail could look something like this:
Subject Heading: I demand a xmas gift from 3POINT8
Dear Santa wannabe,

I like branded stuff and I want a LV bag. Then again, I am already expecting a LV bag from my bf. I heard rumours saying that santa owns north pole and has lots of good looking elf working for him. Can I have Legolas Greenleaf from Lord of the Rings for xmas this year?
My name: Kiffy girl
Add: Unit 4, 38 Sarcasm Street, Mozilla, LOL 5354, Mars
Btw, Legolas Greanleaf looks something like this.
(Cool Fact: If you rearrange the word Santa, Satan comes up)

Note: I am planning to send something. So do mail me with a REAL postal address along with a name. Also note that what you receive depends on my mood, my budget and how well I know you. Even better if you can send a picture of you want so that I know how it looks like. (You can choose to mail me even if i do not know you. I'll see what i can come up with)

Warning: I may send something 'unusual'. So, only mail me with your postal add if you are ready for anything. (Don't worry, i won't send anything dangerous like a grenade, live bullet, or anthrax) I will try to send everyone something. If you do not receive anything, it means that I've already sent 'nothing' to you.

Update: Read the continuation post here

[Top Comment by boLanliap]
It so kind hearted of you. In times like this, it need more people like you to make the world happy, at least part of it. especially in this trying times. I do not need any gift for now, a warm hearted wish will do. Give the gift to someone who really need it. Maybe people in blogsphere can recommend someone to 3point8 who really need it!

27 November 2008

Funky Weird Names

Hi my name is: 'Kiffy turned left and left Kippi where as Kippy turned right right'

Ok I lied, that wasn't my real name. But this is a real name: 'Captain Fantastic Faster than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine Hulk and the Flash Combined' [link]
Formerly known as George Garratt, this 19 year old teen from England changed his name to C.F.F.T.S.S.B.W.H.A.T.F.C. just a month ago.

Surprised to say, I was inspired by this kid. Some say you have to be born different to cast your name in the book of record. But this guy is just a normal kid and he now holds the record for world’s longest name. It goes on to prove that any tom, dick and harry can have a world record achievement by being overly creative.

Then again, that inspiration crumbled the moment I imagine the awkward situation he could be in:
1) How is his girlfriend gonna introduce him into the family?
2) Imagine if he enlist into the army with the rank of a private: "Private Captain".
3) I wonder if any HR manager would hire this kid after reading his name.
4) And I bet 9 out of 10 times that he will be searched by customs officer in the airport.

I could understand that there is a definite trend towards people choosing an unusual or "weird" name. Reason being our surroundings are becoming too similar. No matter where a person lives there are the same chains of stores and fast food outlets - we want to set ourselves and our children apart. And this can be achieved by choosing out of the ordinary or weird baby names. [link]

But some names are just terrible and they should be avoided. These are some of the worst actual name anyone can have:
Al Kaholic
B. O'Problem
Curry Egg
Ching Chong
Dick Holder
Ima Cumming
Iva Biggun
Sue Zuki
Sok Chun
Talula does the Hula
Terry Wrist
Such names could present a social hurdle especially during their youth. It makes a fool out of them and sets them up with a social disability and handicap. In short, consider the consequences before you decide a name for your kid.

On another note, I agree with anyone who says that 3POINT8 is a great name. However I strongly disagree with those who claims that 3POINT6 is a terrible name.

Question to you is: What is the worst actual name you have come across?

1) The longest name to appear on a birth certificate is for Rhoshandiatellyneshiaunneveshenk Koyaanisquatsiuth Williams - 57 letters compared with Captain Fantastic's 81. [I'll treat you a cup of coffee if you can pronounce this name with your eyes closed]

By the way, Curry Egg is a good name. I just want to witness how does someone positive as Kelly Tan deals with the situation when someone criticize her alias 'Curryegg' as a terrible name. Apparently she is good at turning things around by insisting that both her and my alias 'curryegg' & '3point8' is a good name. Situation well handled!

[Best Comment by Kelvin]
Now I wonder how he's going to fit his name into forms when he wanted to register something like bank accounts,creditcards,member cards? I bet the registrars will go @.@ following with.............."wtf". There's another bad name called, Lai Ngip Kim. I saw that before and it's a bank's branch managers name. LoLz. Maybe ask him to change to 3->8 ;p

22 November 2008

Organ Trade / Share

"Hi Miss, I would love to share my liver with you for eternity."
-- 3POINT8

At this age, kids are being taught of the value of sharing and the synergies it brings. Tools, knowledge, vision and feelings. The more we share, the better the society progress. Carpool, libraries, and gyms are great examples based on concept of sharing.

Then again, tools are dead things and knowledge are intangible which makes it easy to be shared. But what about delicate stuff like organs, enzymes, neurons, hormones? At the rate technology is progressing, I wouldn't be surprised if I could share my liver with my dying 'liver-less' friend in the future.

I know this concept of sharing is far-fetched, impossible and downright outrageous (Organ transplant was once considered to be an impossible task and a disgusting one), but think of the possibilities and the benefits it brings.

Imagine a thrill seeker who wants to ride the newly constructed 4g roller coaster ride. Thing is he has a weak heart and experiencing such thrill would trigger a heart attack. Then again, this wouldn't be a problem if his 18yr old grandson can trade his heart with the old man. In the future, I guess trading hearts would be like trading watches. Within a minute, I can take out my heart, and implant someone's heart within my body in a painless manner.
Think of the possibilities. Especially when you are asleep, some of your body would just be totally useless for that period of time (eg: eyes, hands, legs). Why not take two arms from my sleeping housemate, and have four arms so that I can type, write, sms, and use a mouse at the same time. Even better if enzymes and essential minerals trade are possible. The endless possibilities baffles me.

Then again, there is always the problem with ethics. Playing with other people's organ is something to be treated lightly. Even worse, a mugger could stalk you from behind and mug a brain from your head (or two if you so happen to have more than one brain. Even if that happens: No fuss, I could share a brain with my best friend. After all, sharing a brain with him would mean that I get to know if he has been hitting on my sis all along.)

What do you think?
Even if organ sharing / trading is possible, would ethics deter you from doing it?

Post Inspired by The Organ Trade, a Global Black Market

[Top Comment by ColourfulWorld]
Wait a minute. You are talking at another level far beyond our imagination, or our current technology?
I personally would prefer advancement in genetic engineering to provide everyone the ability of cellular regeneration. This way the trade will not happen at the first place as everyone will always have healthy body parts almost forever. But just like your trade, if everyone can't die, the Earth will not be able to sustain the current growth rate. We would soon congest the entire planet, causing total destruction unless we start space colonization. Anyway, I always believe in the principles of supply and demand. If everyone can perform self healing, there won't be any demand for organ trading at all.

16 November 2008

Chess - A game of Destruction

Chess is on of the most popular board game ever existed. It is the ultimate strategy game that involves high level analytical skills. It is also the most destructive game ever created. In this post, I will walk you through on the benefits and the concept of Chess.

A game of Chess is good because:
1) Chess improves concentration. During the game you are focused on only one main goal -- to checkmate and become the victor.
2) Chess develops logical thinking. Chess requires some understanding of logical strategy. For example, you will know that it is important to bring your pieces out into the game at the beginning, to keep your king safe at all times, not to make big weaknesses in your position and not to blunder your pieces away for free. (Although you will find yourself doing that occasionally through your chess career. Mistakes are inevitable and chess, like life, is a never-ending learning process.)
3) Chess teaches independence. You are forced to make important decisions influenced only by your own judgment.
4) Chess develops the capability to predict and foresee consequences of action. It requires you to predict an opponent's move and the consequences it brings to your army. Consequently it encourages you to develop steps to counter an opponent's possible movement as well as to leverage your advantage.
[Source: http://www.quadcitychess.com/benefits_of_chess.html#why]

True, a game of Chess is beneficial to players. However if you look at the game as a whole, Chess is one terrible game that stresses on the concept of DESTRUCTION.

If you do not know what is Chess; Chess is a game consisting of 2 players. The ultimate goal is to be the first player to kill the opposing king. You have 16 units at your command (8pawns, 2knights, 2bishops, 2rooks, 1queen and 1 king)

In ALL Chess game the following rule apply:
1) To win, you are expected to make sacrifices.
2) To win, you have to destroy your opponent's king.

In chess, any move chosen will leave one worse off than before they moved. It is a no-win situation. In a player's point of view, the best scenario is to able to keep all 16 pieces alive while killing off the opponent's king. Even in the best scenario, you have to destroy something - your opponent's king.

Chess is in fact a game of destruction. Sure it develops your analytical skills and logical thinking, but not many people came to realize that chess players are developing their analytical skills for the sole purpose of destruction.

Then again, you can argue that chess is a game that teaches its player how to protect an important piece, the king. And you could use that argument to stress that PROTECTION is a concept being taught in a game of Chess. However, you need to cripple your opponent in order to ensure the safety of the king. In a way, you need to destroy something in order to protect something. Ultimately, it is still a game of DESTRUCTION.

Question is, would you encourage your kids to play Chess?
If you do, you might be encouraging them on how to dispose someone (eg: parents) with the most efficient method. I guess that is why my parents never taught me how to play chess.

PS: I suck at Chess. That is why I have a grudge against all chess players. As usws mentioned, it never fails to damage my ego and pride every time I play the game. It hurts to lose you know...

[Top Comment by ColourfulWorld]
Chess also promotes sportsmanship. In tournaments, we don't checkmate people. Instead, we move around to the extent that the opponent resign so basically it's not destructive at all. Guess you must have played so little chess that you don't know how Grand Masters play. Anyway, the correct term is "capture", not "destroy" so it's not as damaging as you think.

12 November 2008

Private Police Corporation

Within 24 hours, I read four blogpost expressing their disappointment against malaysian government police:
1) Victim Report not Being Treated in a Professional Manner [link - Juan's Blog Head]
2) Streets Lurked with Snatched Thieves [link - chankelwin]
3) Corrupted Personnel vs Anti Corruption Citizen [link - humblerboy]
4) Arrogant Police with PMS [link - benjicajess]

I've heard of bloggers complaining about police, but I've yet to read a blogpost praising the job well done by Malaysian Police. Indeed malaysian streets are not safe. Is the system within Malaysian police greatly flawed?

Could there be a better way to quell all these problems?
Perhaps there is. Regardless of any great ideas out there, I came out with a radical one.

Privatize Police Corporations into Profit Companies
Privatization has a couple of advantages.
1) Cost Efficient (Most companies aim to reduce operating cost)
2) Risk Displacement (Risk would be transfered from government to private enterprises)
3) Reduce Government workload (Privatization allows a certain area to break off from the government. With one area eliminated, the government can direct their money in other areas such as health, education)
4) Fast Response time (Private companies are more responsive to customer complaints and suggestions)
5) Flexible (Private Companies could allocate their effort in a higher priority department with ease)

Privatization sounds like a good idea but how are they gonna operate considering they consume heaps of resources. Not to mention they have to generate profit for business owners.

Within an hour, here are some money making ideas I can think of:
1) Advertisement
When victims come to report a crime, the police could take their statement and later offer services which can help alleviate the victim's grieve. It can be counseling sessions, hospital recommendation, insurance claims, real estate deals, or even product offerings.

2) Free Labour
There should be incentive for nabbing criminals. Depending on the severity of their crimes, they can put to use to benefit the society by being a social slave. We could force them to contribute to society by letting them do all manual shitty job that no one wants to do. (I'd say its worth it to spend 1month worth of effort in nabbing a team of criminal and make them do hard labour for the next 20years. Their wage would totally cover the expenses of catching them)

3) Tax Benefits
Since police exist to serve people, they should have close ties with the government. The government could offer some tax incentives to these kind of companies. Maybe zero tax even. That way, citizens can invest in the privatized police company and get tax rebates from gov. It benefits everyone: the gov, the public, and the corporation itself.

4) Surveillance
Cameras in prime location would decrease the likelihood of crime since everyone is being monitored. Considering this corporation has the power to place cameras in prime location, they could make a statistic of the type of people who happen commute in those location. Information such as these are valuable data to consumer business owners. They could sell these information. (hmmm...This could clash with privacy issues. Then again, ever since the introduction of google maps and internet satellites, our privacy has been reduced significantly.)

5) Simulated Urban Warfare
(Ok. This is purely for fun and wouldn't make much sense.) If there are people paying a huge lump sum of money to go base jumping, I'm pretty there would be someone willing to pay for extreme excitement. Clients could pay the company for a number of staff to play a real life urban warfare with them covering a large area (eg: a shopping mall or the whole city). Its fun for clients and its training session for company staffs (police). In a way, staffs are being paid for training.

The above is suited for criminal related police, but what about traffic police? What kind of benefits could they gain from privatization?

Instead of real police, a privatize police could employ movable cameras and speed trackers to catch traffic offenders. There is however a disadvantage here. These equipments requires money to operate. Build too much, and everyone obeys the law. Good for citizens, Bad for privatized police. Too few, its gonna be bad for both sides. So, they have to optimize amount of devices they have along with the location they can place these equipments so that there will be income from traffic offenders.

Zero crime is not exactly a good thing either. News corporation, insurance company might break down. Worse, it could lower a nation's defences and it'll be trouble when a genius crime lord strikes. Therefore a certain percentage of crime is essential for greater good of all.

Good thing about Privatized Police Corporations is that they don't have pledge allegiance to the government. They only need to pledge allegiance to the law. Politicians can choose to hire them to increase their credibility. (Note: I am talking about police, one that upholds the law. Not mercenaries who works for money)

Think about it, Privatized Police is good for everyone. They get to earn money, citizens get safer streets. Plus, a privatized company doesn't need support from taxpayers money. It means that citizens get to enjoy the services of a police, and they can choose not to pay for it. Even better if its a public company. Anyone can be an investor and be a business owner. Good thing about this is that, you are doing society a favour and earning money at the same time.

Of course there are disadvantages to a Privatized Police Corporation. One concern being that they won't be working towards the public's best interest. Even so, I think a privatized police could work better than the current one.

Yummy....... I can almost taste the smell of a profitable business here.
I mean why wouldn't it work? Energy, resources and telecommunication industry has been privatized and they are doing pretty well.
What do you think about this?

[Top Comment by Acura]
Maybe they should give them a basic salary plus commission for every criminal they caught.
If they recommend it to 3 frens to join the police force, they get a percentage of their commissions as well. Get enough downline & they can retire early.

09 November 2008

[ad] NicoleKiss Boutique

Note: This is an advertorial post for NicoleKiss Boutique.

Christmas time is around the corner and those who celebrate, will almost always expect a gift.
For guys: Other than cosmetic and feminine products, any gift will do.
For girls: Any cosmetic or feminine products will do.
For your love ones: Your presence is better than any gift in the world.
For mistress & concubines: This one is a little bit tricky. Fear not as I have a suggestion for you.

For Rm65 (about 25usd), you can get a kinky dress wrapped in a nice Xmas box delivered to your door step. [Click here to visit product link]

You may find these descriptive words in the website:
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-- Gown and Panty Set. White soft translucent frabic, very flowy and comfortable for wear. Lacey brim.
-- Ultra comfortable to wear and extremely soft fabric. White delight for all young virgins (or wannabe) out there.

[Now, try reading the words in bold in one go.]

I seldom do advertorial post mainly because I know advertisers will not like my style of writing. I only do ads if I know for sure I can make fun of them and get away with it.

30 October 2008

Either way, you are doomed!

I like to use the term 'double edged sword'. When I say those words, it implies that a situation is bad no matter how you look at it. For instance, if you are trapped in the 44th floor of a burning high rise building that is doomed to collapse soon, its either you sit there long enough being burnt to black crisp carbon, or take a leap of faith eventually splattering your guts on the hard concrete floor. Either way, you are doomed! Your only chance is to pray for superman to come to your rescue (this only works if you are lana lang). Other than that, the best you can hope for is people to remember your meaningless insignificant life after your death.
While doing nothing at home, I found some really cool quotes that paints the picture of a 'double edged sword'. [And no, none of them are related to relationships, sexual desires, triangular love, pregnancy or women in general]

Here are 10 quotes for your amusement:
[All quotes are obtained from Magic the Gathering]

"Don't try to outrun one of Dominaria's grizzlies; it'll catch you, knock you down, and eat you. Of course, you could run up a tree. In that case, you'll get a nice view before it knocks the tree down and eats you."
---- Grizzly Bears

"If you're smaller than the anaconda, it considers you food. If you're larger than the anaconda, it considers you a lot of food."
---- Anaconda

"One pounce, she's hungry - you die quickly. Two, she's teaching her cubs - you're in for a long day."
---- Pouncing Jaguar

"If you find yourself and a friend being chased by a king cheetah, you have but one chance: Trip your friend."
---- Suq'Ata wisdom

"I order you to volunteer."
---- Skirk Drill Sargent

"Those who seek to escape her blades succeed only in dying on their stomachs."
---- Bramblewood Paragon

"The enemy has been destroyed, sir. So has the forest, the city, your palace, your dog."
---- Keldon Soldier (obliterate)

"Boggarts divide the world into two categories: things you can eat, and things you have to chase down and pummel before you can eat."
---- Bloodmark Mentor

"Three knights see a mighty quarry. The dragon sees breakfast, lunch, and dinner."
---- Hunted Dragon

"All must fall, and those who stand the tallest, fall the hardest."
---- Virtue's Ruin

Have you heard of any good quotes describing the scenario of a "double edged sword" lately?

Related Stuff:
Yesterday, I manage to pick up a useful tip from a creative writer, Cmate.
Add descriptive words to your sentences.

Watch how I transform the following sentence:
Original: If you are trapped in the 44th floor of a burning building, its either you slowly burn yourself to death or take an instant fall to your death.

Modified: If you are trapped in the 44th floor of a burning high rise building that is doomed to collapse soon, its either you sit there long enough being burnt to black crisp carbon, or take a leap of faith eventually splattering your guts on the hard concrete floor.

[Top Comment by AlphaWhale]
I always considered a double edged sword as a situation in which both the party attacking or taking action and the one undergoing the action suffers. That is to say: what you do unto another you are doing unto yourself. Shone a different light on that saying anyhow :)

23 October 2008

Whirlpool of emotions

Hi guys. I haven't been blogging for quite a while, and I haven't even have the time to respond to people in shouting in my cbox. I apologize for not being able to reply to your comments, spend time visiting your web, or leaving a comment in your site. I probably won't have the drive to reply to all of you guys if my situation doesn't improve.

I am currently occupied, often with a depressing feel knowing that I might not have it takes to achieve what I want right now. I've tried hard, but results so far are depressing. This has more to do with my career life. Currently I'm jobless and the idea of not being productive to the society is damn depressing. It is not like I do not know where I want to be, rather I'm having difficulty getting in.

Anyway, I've written an article during my lowest point and here it is:

----Whirlpool of Emotions----

Mixed Feeling is a thrill, a roller coaster ride that I could force myself to enjoy it if I want to. But truth is I hate them. Joy, sadness, satisfaction, depression, enthusiasm, lethargy, its a whirlpool of emotions swirling deep within me. An enormous almost equal mix of yin energy and yang energy violently blend together in a humanly body.

Just when I was about to delve myself in depression, the crave for the attention, the satisfaction and my past achievement had to mess it all up by pulling me back to the center of it all. Just when I was about to walk in the tranquil cornfield with butterflies and blooming flower, the heavy scent of stinking stormy rain had ruin it all.

What is with all these emotions that I'm feeling right now. It is as if each of these emotions have a personality of their own and they are all seeking for attention. Even Ignorance, it has consistently telling me to ignore all these other losers. Consistency is another bastard, constantly reminding how impermanent everything is.

It is an experience I've never felt before and it feels terrible. Usually its the other around, normally I would feel good experiecing a new sensation, the feeling of venturing into unchartered territory is suppose to be an exciting one. But this time, i'm not so sure. I was excited, but now I fear that I could be trapped in this forever. And as we all know, fear paralyzes all of us including the all joyful energetic feeling of Excitement.

Despite the mess I'm in now, I know I could control it all. Question is: Do I want to assume control and end it all? The only way I know how to end it, is to kill everything off including the essential life force that supports the foundation pillars of these emotions.

I feel powerful knowing I can contain it all, knowing that I could control all this, yet I feel so powerless as its the most idiotic act to snuff out my own candle.

What other alternatives do I have If ending it all is not an option? How else can I embrace this feeling with grace? I could ask million of questions whole day long and never be open to any solutions, for I know these solutions are no different from my own emotions. They too seek to control my mind with their never-ending attempt to brainwash me.

I am life, yet I'm being controlled by it. I could control it all, but it could be the end of me. I guess what they say is true, seeing is believing: Looks like there isn't much I can do. Ironic part is, I know I can change this. I know there is so much more that I can do. Only if I knew what to do.

"The core of it all, that whirlpool was his favourite place. If there is one place where he could entrust his prized memories, it would be in the whirlpool. If there is one place where he could dump his darkest secret, it would be in the same whirlpool"
---- 3POINT8

----Written by 3POINT8----

PS: I want to get into management consultancy! That is perhaps the hardest career path to get in. Time is of an essence. I'm hoping to get in before my motivation goes down to zero.
[Btw, if you know me personally, do console me when you see me online. If you do not know me personally and want to help out. Thanks. you are kind person]

10 October 2008

Thanks for Sharing

----Thanks for Sharing----
[A Fiction]

A million thoughts, each scuffled to attract attention. Out those million thoughts, only a couple of them were prominent enough to linger in his mind for more than a second. Those thoughts were:
1) This state of silence is getting uncomfortable. Say something! Anything!
2) You barely know me and you shared your deepest secret. I’m just a stranger, why are you doing this?
3) Gee….thanks for sharing. I feel honored.

There was this awkward long silence. She looked weary and depressed while he was trying hard to think of something to say. Deep inside he figured: “maybe cheering her is out of my league. Dude, just say something to keep the conversation alive. Anything!”

Had he not be an introvert, this silence wouldn’t have lasted so long. After a long battle with his inner mind, he finally figured something to say. The moment just before he exerts the muscles of his vocal cord, she casually turned around breaking eye contact.

Despaired, he changed his mind to say nothing as this awkward silence continues. She walked away, grabbed her novel, cuddled on the sofa and started flipping pages as her eyes locked within those mini-sized words. Throughout the whole thing, he stared at her actions with eager eyes as if he was going to make a permanent record of this moment in his mind. He did this because it has been a long time since he last felt accepted by a person.

As she was reading her novel, he grabs a pen and scribble his emotions on a piece of post-it-note. On the next page of the post-it-note, he scribbled a personal message for her. He was cautious while he wrote those words because he would feel vulnerable if someone noticed his actions.

He was waiting for the perfect time to slip the note in her bag. In order to do so, he had to wait till she was away from her bag, or while she was asleep. From the way it seems, she had nowhere to go, so the only chance he could get to slip the note was when she goes to bed.

That night was perhaps one of his most arduous times ever in his life. His eyelids were getting heavier and he could barely keep himself awake. At 4.44am, it felt as if it was the 38th time she opened her jaw grasping for fresh air when in reality it was the third time she yawned.

Fast-forward to next morning when he woke up, he could felt her absence. It was as though she left the backpacker’s inn without a trace like a stealthy ninja. He was the intuitive type who could accurately predict events seconds before they happen. That morning was a clear sign that his hunch maintains at an accuracy level of 100%.

Though he couldn’t remember what he wrote last night, but he sure hope that she reads it. In fact he couldn’t even recall if he did slip the note in her bag. Well, it doesn’t matter anymore as she is already long gone by the time he woke up.

Three month later, the female traveler noticed a small yellow post it note crumbled deep inside the side compartment as she was clearing her bag pack. It was a piece of unattractive note, the type of paper portraying the impression that its just another piece of trash. Usually she would discard the note without hesitation, however for some reason unknown, she felt a weird sensation emitting from the note as if it was begging to be read.

Reluctantly, she opened the crumpled note. She was the impatient type who has a short attention span. Initially she had a hard time figuring out what was written behind that terrible scribbling. Was it in English, she couldn’t tell. But when she turned the note 138 degrees clockwise, her heart sank when she read: “I hated it here for the past 4 years because I don’t fit in with ANYONE. After hearing you share your deepest secret tonight….well… I don’t feel so alone anymore. Thank you!

She tried to analyze the note, the handwriting, how old it could have been and how did it end up in her bag. She tried to figure who would do this kind of senseless act. Perhaps its just another trash. Not knowing who wrote it, she threw the note away.

At the precise moment the note landed on the very surface of the freshly emptied trash-can, He sneezed three times in a row. Exactly three times.

----Written by 3POINT8----
[Inspired by PostSecret and ShuChyi]

05 October 2008

Giffen Goods - Demand Increases as Price Increases

This is a continuation from my previous post of Why does Demand Increase as Price Increase.

Aw is getting very near there, But Shag got a smack to the nose. Shag is correct. I was referring to the Giffen Goods paradox.

"In economics (consumer theory), a Giffen Good is that which people consume more of as price rises, violating the law of demand. In normal situations, as the price of such a good rises, the substitution effect causes people to purchase less of it and more of substitute goods. In the Giffen Good situation, cheaper close substitutes are not available. Because of the lack of substitutes, the income effect dominates, leading people to buy more of the good, even as its price rises." [source]

"The classic example is staple foods such as rice, wheat, and potatoes. As their price goes up, poor people on a tight budget actually consume more of them, because they are forced to cut back on luxuries such as meat, but still need the same number of calories to survive." [Source]

There was an experiment done in the Hunan province to prove this principle:
"Households in the Hunan province of China were shown to buy more rice when they had to buy it at a higher price, and less when the price they paid was subsidized. The reason for this is that, even when expensive, rice was still the cheapest source of calories available. Therefore, when the price of rice was cut, households had more money left over after buying rice. Some of this was spent on buying more expensive foods (meat, vegetables and fruit), which reduced their need for rice." [Source]

With regards to my previous post. I suppose you can use this as an analogy:
Salesman = rice/bread/noodle (or any staple food)
Competitor = meat source.
Customer = the people.

That kind of information makes me wonder: what else can be considered as a Giffen Good?
1) Share market. If a certain share price jumps, wouldn't people want to get into the bandwagon and profit from the jump before it reaches it peak? Well then I suppose shares can be considered as a Giffen Good for that short period of time. [This is not a giffen good as explained by Shag. Check his blog out @ http://www.shagadelica.net]
2) Public Transport. If the price of public transport goes up, people who rely on both public transport and a personal vehicle would have less money to spend on petrol, car maintenance, and etc. Subsequently, taking public transport would be a more viable choice.

These are just my speculation and may not be true.
[After all, I'm no economist or some great forecaster. I'm just a sarcastic blogger.]

Back to the Best Commenter challenge.
Shag would qualify as winner if this was a competition. His winning prize includes a permanent record in this post along with a non-ego deflating moment knowing that he has just pawned all the other commenter with one freaking short sentence without the need to provide any explanation, therefore proving his superior knowledge above those who came across this site.

But, if I have to choose the best commenter, it would have to be AlphaWhale.
His comment is as good as my post if not better. If his comment is to be made into a blogpost, that blogpost can easily be considered as a top quality post. This guy is an analytical thinker and his explanation is superb! *Thumbs up for you, big guy!*

Well then, I have no physical prize for the both you. Instead, I'm gonna attempt to encourage my readers to drop a comment and give you a clap. (Hey guys, let's give him both Aw and AlphaWhale a clap. They deserve this. Even better, visit their website, check out the stuff they write.)

Shag blogs @ http://www.shagadelica.net
AlphaWhale blogs @ http://parkourhelper.blogspot.com/

29 September 2008

[Challenge] Why does Demand Increase as Price Increase?

Customer: "What? 8% increase in price?"

Salesman: "I apologize for the increased price. you have to understand, companies are falling, people are going broke, and we are going through a tough time here. So weee..."


Salesman: "I'm sorry, but I've repeated myself a lot of times. Its a tough period we are going through now. The price increase is perfectly justified if we were to continue to stay in business."

Customer: "Sigh....alrite, I'll take 444 of those today. I'll come back for more next week"

Salesman: "444? Woah, and I thought I busted this sales. I believe that you aware that our goods are perhaps one of the most inferior type compared to all our competitors. 444? Geez, you usually buy 380 from us every week. But you are buying a 444 for this week? What happened?"

Customer: "yea, we want to stay in business too. We can't help it but to buy more despite you bastards trying to slash us here."

Salesman: "Don't mind me asking. Our competitors lowered their price. Shouldn't you be interested in dealing business with them instead?"

Customer: "Nupe. If I explain the whole situation, and if your boss is smart enough to understand the whole concept, you guys might jack up the price even more. And we can't afford that happening to us. Just to let you know, we reduced our business dealings with your competitors."

Salesman: "funny, competitors lowered their price, we raised out price and yet you are buying heaps from us. I'm not gonna ask more since I'm happy about this sales. Still....WOW, i guess you guys are doing pretty well. I mean, 380 to 444, thats like 16% increased in sales. Thanks"

Customer: "Ironic eh?"

You read the conversation, but can you figure what just happened?
Despite a 8% rise in price, There is a 16% increase in demand. Plus, this scenario happened in times of bad economy. Not to mention, the customer could do business with a competitor who lowered their prices.

Woah, what just happen? The customer could ditch the salesman and do business with the competitor instead which obviously has a higher quality product. But he did not do that, instead he chose to reduce business dealing with the competitor (who lowered his price) and increase business dealing with salesman (who increased his price).

Logically speaking for most cases, demand decreases as price increases. But this case is an exact opposite whereby demand increases as price increases.

If you are observant enough, you could see the logic behind it being applied to real world situations. This is a very rare situation, but it does happen sometimes.

There is a perfect sound logical explanation behind this. My challenge to you is:
"Can you figure out what is the logic behind this case whereby demand increased as price increased?"

I'll make it easy for you by putting the above scenario in point form:
1) Salesman price - up by 8%
2) Competitor price - down by ??%
3) Demand from customer - up by 16%
4) Scenario happened in times of bad economy.

Logic behind this will be presented in my next post. Best commenter will have an honorary mention in my next post.

25 September 2008

Time Control

For some unknown reason, inspiration hit me and I had this twsited idea about time control. Lets just assume that there is this power called time-control, who would god grant this power to? I'm not talking about time machine where anyone could just jump in and travel in between time, but rather I'm talking about the ability to control time granted to an individual (imagine Hiro Nakamura from Heroes)

For this article, I'll split people into 4 general categories.
1) A person who lives in the past. Imagine an emo kid who would spent most of his time reminiscing his past life, wondering what would happened if he just did this and that. A loser, a pessimist. Lets name this person PastEmoKid.
2) A person who lives in the future. Imagine an ambitious person who would want to revolutionize the world one day. A leader, an optimist. Lets name this person FutureLeaderKid.
3) A person who lives in the present. Imagine a happy go lucky person who loves nothing more that to enjoy the present. One who appreciate the beauty of the present. Lets name this person LuckyPresent.
4) A person who doesn't care. An unsympathetic bastard who couldn't be bothered with the past, the present nor the future. Lets name this person 3POINT8.

[Question Time: If you had to pick one, which of the above personality would suit you more? Are you the type to delve in you past, OR are you the type to constantly imagine the future OR Are you the type who appreciates the present? Which personality is more dominant in your life?]

Lets just assume the ability to control time is granted to everyone, this is what I would think would happen:
1) PastEmoKid would have painful memories (or happy memories, either way works) that would linger in his thoughts throughout all his years of living till the present. Given this time control ability, he would definitely travel to the past to change the painful event (or to relive the wonderful memories) Eventually, he will always want to travel back in time further and further into oblivion.

2) FutureLeader would have ideas on how to change the world. Given this time control ability, he would travel into the future to satisfy his curiosity on how the future looks like. He would probably do something in the present and travel into the future just to see the outcome of his actions. Eventually, he would travel further and further ahead in time further and further into oblivion.

3) LuckyPresent would want to enjoy the wonderful present time not wanting to look back or move forward in time. Given this time control ability, he would want to stay in the present for all eternity, especially if he found that ultimate present moment (eg: being with the girl of his dreams). Eventually, he would slow time until it stop, never moving forward neither backward in time, voluntarily being a prisoner of the present.

Assuming that there is god who could grant people with time control ability, the above 3 people should never be granted this ability since they would either travel all the way to oblivion or end up as a prisoner for all eternity.

What about the fourth person?
4) Time does not matter for 3POINT8 as for he is a person who just doesn't care about time. He couldn't be bothered thinking about the past, the present nor the future. It is all the same to him. Given this time control ability, he would do nothing. Eventually, nothing will happen, nothing will be changed and everything will go according to the flow.

Just as fashion change with time, abilities too change with time in the godly world. Lets just say god has a warehouse filled with all sorts of cool nifty abilities, and the new season is coming in soon. New abilities would swarm his warehouse and he had to dump all the outdated obsolete power out to make way for all the new powers. Assuming time-travel ability is old school, I'm pretty certain god wouldn't want to dump it to the first three person (EmoPast, FutureLeader and LuckyPresent)

So the only person god would dump this ability to, is the unsympathetic bastard, 3POINT8.
That is why if there is this thing called the ability to time-travel, the perfect person to wield it shall be 3POINT8.

Hi, my name is 3POINT8 and I have the power to change the date and time of my blog post.

Now now, Ain't you envious that I'm granted with this power?

20 September 2008

3POINT8 - Sin City Style

Daytime as 3POINT8 basking in the sun on the lush green grass staring at the blue blue sky while listening to calming classical music.

The night beckons as 3POINT8 stood there under the heavy storm enjoying the creepy howling wind one last time before causing a bloody murder scene.

“If you murder an innocent man you are responsible for the blood of his unborn descendants, and the weight of this responsibility is yours to carry to the end of time”

When you commit a crime, even the most joyful scene seems dark.
No matter how tempting is it, do not pick up a fight unnecessarily. You might KILL someone.

Moral of the Story: When 3POINT8 starts to whack you with a stick for no apparent reason, never retaliate for you might kill the ONE and ONLY sarcastic 3POINT8.

Useful Links:
1) How to Get that Sin City Look in Your Image
2) Blood Dripping Text Effect

Related Content:
1) Inconspicuous Stranger (pt 1/2)
2) Assassin's Ego (pt 2/2)

14 September 2008

The Last Step

----The Last Step----
[A Fiction]

Page1: Edicius Edicius Edicius Edicius...

Her name was Edicius. At age 19, Edicius was my first girlfriend. There is so much to tell about her, so much so that I do not even know where to begin.
Edicius was the shy girl who sat in front of me in psychology class and Edicius has the most beautiful name. When I first lay my eyes on her, she was as normal as any ordinary girls, just a bit shy. I started talking to Edicius after the first major university exam. It was then I got to know her and we actually went out for a couple of months.

She was quite a problematic child back then. Anyone with a sane mind could see that Edicius was the type that doesn't have any real friends. She was a liar and she was obsess with attention. She once told me that she was raped before just before reaching puberty. The truth is - she never was. I guess she wants my sympathy. Then there was this one big fight that changed everything. Oddly, we became real close friends after we broke up. In fact, I was her only friend back then.

A few months down the road, she left the university. She was hated by virtually everyone. Do you remember the one girl back in high school everyone use to refer as bitch, slut, whore? That sort of alias reveal pretty much of her reputation. Till date, I never understood why she would act the way she did. Everyone hated her for it. She couldn't take it so she left.

There were times when I'd be embarrassed to say that I'm was still friend with her. After the big fight, I wasn't embarrassed anymore. Even after she apologized, I didn't care. It was just too late. She got worse too. She left her second university for some hospital. She was reluctant to tell me about it but I could have guess that she had some real issues.

She used to call me from there. Sometimes she would ask me to visit. But I never would. Eventually I stop returning her call and she stop calling.

When you stop caring for someone, its easier to forget about them. I didn't see her again until that April. I was working and she walked in. I ran to the back so she wouldn't see me. I watched her. I was scared. It must have been months since I last saw her. she looked Different. She is taller, Her hair was shorter and I felt that she was bolder. Eventually she walked out and I followed her from behind. She got in the car and left. That was the last time I ever saw her.

I wondered for some time, what it was like when she took that last step of life, maybe even for just a split second. Could she be thinking that she didn't want to leave? It would have been too late anyway. After that first step, it was too late to step back.

Three more hours and I'm still contemplating whether or not to attend her funeral.

38Pages - That is the time it took me to reminisce the past while jotting her name repeatedly on pieces of crumpled paper. Its funny how the first 19pages is a mirror image of the last 19pages. Subconsciously, I wrote her name backwards.

Page 38: Suicide Suicide Suicide Suicide...

----Penned by 3POINT8----

What do you think of my writing style?

12 September 2008

Revoke: Dang War

This post is directed to Gliterratti members of Innit Nuffnang.
In Innit Nuffnang, there is this unspoken rule that "You shouldn't nang your own post".
[Translation: You shouldn't support your own post]

If you have no idea what this is all about, grab a popcorn and enjoy reading this post anyway.
If you have a slight idea on what all this is about, join in and get involved.
If you have a very strong idea on I'm talking about, time to open up your eyes and explore the world beyond your boundaries.

I saw this link and I couldn't help but to revoke on this matter.
[the objective of the creation of that blog: to gather and dang together until the self-nangers can't even remember their own surname.]

Allow me to relate this to economic theory. I've always wanted to be an economist because I believe that its biggest factor that keeps the world spinning in the modern era. Money dictates which industry will triumph and bestow power to those who are filled with it.
Everything that boomed: all technological advancement, ideologies, and methodology that we all enjoy now were once financed by economy. Light bulbs would not have been invented if no one supported Thomas Edison's lifestyle. He would not have survive long enough to invent the light bulb had no one fed him.

An analogy would be this: To start a business, you have to have a certain amount of capital and support. This is the case for most small time business owners. Lets venture out from small time businesses and look at the bigger picture, Public Listed Companies. Shareholders own a public company. The more they invest in the company, the more shares they acquire in that company, the more power and authority they have within the company.

The more money invested, the more the company can perform in terms of its operation. With money, the company can expand on its current existing operations as well experiment on new ideas. If new stuff works, it'll be good for the company. If it doesn't, it was an effort well spent as a lesson to all future endeavors.

In short:
1) Company requires investment in order to go big.
2) To have authority within a company, invest in it as much as possible.

Assuming I'm the pioneer of the company, I have to 'self-invest' in my own company to provide confidence to all my supporters, my rivals as well as those in between to proclaim that this company of mine will triumph above all other, worthy of being a major adversary to every other competitors.

Similiar to the earlier Thomas Edison analogy. If no one supports his lifestyle, he has to be the one to be supporting his own lifestyle and research. This is the concept of self-investing.Lets imply this 'self-invest' concept to innit, nang and dang.
To support (the act of self-nang) my own post is a way of telling people that I believe in my ability to write and my strong analytical skill.

The link I provided earlier is a blog that favours dang, an act of damnation. For reason unknown to dang-ers themselves, the act of dang might impair the confidence within certain bloggers and this is bad for the society as it discourage new ideas. In a way, this blog serves the main purpose of condemning to those who practice self-invest.

Unless they deem themselves as agents of destruction, one who enjoy nothing more than to restrict creativity and new ideas for their own amusement, there are no strong reason to why anyone would want to dang self nang-ers. Baskets~~~

Question to you is:
Would you condemn those who believed and invested in their own effort?

Suspected Fact:
1) Nang is a supportive act. Nang implies support.
2) Dang is a destructive act. Dang implies damnation.
3) Nuffnang is an advertising company in malaysia that deals mainly with blogs.
4) Innit is a place where members of nuffnang can post their blog post to be assess by other bloggers. Its a concept similiar to the Digg.
5) Unspoken rule are rules created by a mob of people who believes in imaginary authority.

Additional info
I once supported serial dang-ers
[Click here to read more]. But holding on to the ideology of dang-ing a self-nanger is a bit too extreme. It is a very twisted thought and I do not like jokers like these. Its bad for business.

11 September 2008

Back in action

Its been a while since 3POINT8 posted anything. Well, that is because 3POINT8 took a break and decided to travel with Sep 2008 FHM mid cover girl (Malaysian Edition), Nicole Tan.

I'm started to develop a feeling of reluctance in writing my personal life ever since I aim to get myself into creative writing. But hey, if you want to read all about snippets of my travel with Nicole Tan, here are some links to Nicole's writing that involves me:
1) http://nicolekiss.blogspot.com/2008/09/visiting-free-hug-campaign-pioneer-juan.html
[I had dinner with blogger celebrity, Nicole Tan and youtube celebrity, Juan Mann]
2) http://nicolekiss.blogspot.com/2008/08/do-you-want-to-lick-me.html
[This is the post about licking her, host and me]

Though I will not express my personal life here, I will however come up with a story, create a couple of fictional characters and imbue my thoughts to them.

Speaking of creative writing, I wonder if I have what it takes to write for the mainstream media. I would be honored if I have the chance to publish my articles in newspapers, magazines and reach out to people in mass.
Just in case an editor fancy my writing style, this is my email add:
[Drop me a mail if you want me to write for something.]
[Drop me a mail if you have any contacts that could be useful.]
[Drop me a mail if you have any suggestions or tips on how to be a successful freelance/creative writer.]
[or you could drop me a mail if you want to have a chat or something like that]

1) FHM [For Him Magazine] is an international monthly Men's Lifestyle magazine.
2) 3POINT8 wants to be a freelance writer.

31 August 2008

Subcribe to 3POINT8

For those who has been loyally following this blog, 3POINT8, I reward them with good quality post.

A few example of good posts writen by 3POINT8 are:
Within me, AIDS lie dormant
Nonsensical Crappy Stuff
Proud To Be a Malaysian
Flame - Hell in Cyberworld
Inconspicuous Stranger (pt 1/2)
Assassin's Ego (pt 2/2)
Are students entitled for Health?
Nameless Panda

But if you noticed, I haven't been blogging for quite some time. There are a couple of reason to that.
1) Professional blogger have standards. None of my recent drafted can surpass the quality of recent post. Hence they are not qualified to be published.
2) Addiction is a bad habit. I've been trying to get over my addiction to blogging for the past few months. Two weeks of not involving is quite an achievement. (This month has been a great month to me)
3) A celebrity blogger is here with me. (Lets see if there are more than one way to FuRape someone *legally*...If you have any brilliant ones, do drop some ideas)
4) None of the reason above can beat the fourth one. The most influential factor to why I've slowed down: I'm addicted to Youtube.

Cheer up. That doesn't mean that I'm gonna stop blogging. It only means that I'll only publish articles which I deem worthy for 3POINT8. Therefore, for those who doesn't want to miss out on great articles by the great witter 3POINT8, subscribe to my blog!

2 Easy steps to subscribe to my blog:
0) Goto to the top of the right sidebar of this blog
1) Enter your email address
2) Hit Subscribe button
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