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02 June 2009 @ 12:53 am
while back a guy was offering me free things and being really nice to me because he liked me and basically wanted us to be a couple. I wanted to just be friends and I said I felt like I was using him and exploiting his feelings for me. And he said “yes, you are, but I don’t care, I just wanna be with you” (”be with you” meaning hanging out with me). And this got me thinking. We were both using each other, he was using me because I made him feel good when we were together, and I was using him for his niceness. (Let it be said, I did not accept any free things from him, other than dinner “dates” and such. He offered to help me out of a financial situation, and I refused to accept, I do have morals).

I have now met a new guy, it’s nothing too serious, I just got out of a long relationship and just want/need to have some fun. Then again, I think I have discovered I might not be capable of “just fun”, but that’s beside the point. Anyways, I was talking to my friend how I don’t know what he wants with me, if he’s just using me or if he really likes me. And he (my friend) said, “well, aren’t you using him?” (for “just fun”). And I said “but aren’t we all using each other?”. I’m using him because he makes me feel attractive and it’s nice to have someone actually want to be with you, while he might be using me for completely different reasons, not so nice reasons.

But where do we draw the line? In friendships we take advantage of each other because we enjoy each others company, someone to talk to and share problems with. In a relationship it’s pretty much the same, we’re all using each other to make ourselves feel better. I think the line should be drawn when we’re using each other for different reasons. Like I was taking advantage of that first guy and his feelings for me because I did not have the same feelings for him. And maybe this new guy is taking advantage of me for other reasons than I am, and that would not be right.

How do you feel about people using each other?
02 June 2009 @ 12:39 am
I’m planning to start a Project 52! I would never be able to complete a 365 project, so I’ve decided to do a 52 weeks one instead. I’ve been thinking about it for a while, and decided the time has come for me to just jump into it! If you’re wondereing, Project 365 is a project where you take one picture each day, and in Project 52 you take one picture each week. It’s orignally supposed to be pictures of yourself, but I don’t want to take pictures of myself, so I’m just gonna use a random picture I took each week. I will post my weekly picture each Sunday at my flickr account. Anyone wanna join me with this project? I’m starting this week, and will post my first picture this Sunday
02 June 2009 @ 12:37 am
02 June 2009 @ 12:34 am
One thing I feel very strongly about is animal rights and cruelty against animals. And when it comes to animal testing it is one of the few things I can’t accept other people for having a different opinion than me. I know, that’s not very nice, but atleast I’m up front about it, lol

I just don’t understand how anyone can feel it’s ok to hurt an animal in the first place, and to torture one just to make yourself look good? I talked to a girl once and she just laughed at me being against animal testing “so what, I don’t care if they put some mascara into some animals eyes”. I was shocked, how she could like animals, but still care so little about them. How some, actually most, people forget that animals are living beings as well. They are worth just as much as us, don’t forget people are “animals” too, our race human is not more worth than other races. Maybe we are more intelligent, but saying we’re more worth because we’re more intelligent would be like saying a 30-year old is more worth than a 5-year old, because he/she is more intelligent.

All I’m saying is, how can people justify torturing animals for cosmetic reasons? We have the ability to test cosmetics in other ways, there is no reason for why annimals should still be tortured for our vanity. And we as consumers have a choice, we can choose not to use products tested on animals. Maybe L’Oreal really do have a mascara that make your lashes look fabulous, but if having perfect lashes means torturing an animal, I can live without it!
02 June 2009 @ 12:32 am
Most of us who grew up in the days of VHS tapes probably had parents who used them to record TV shows. One of my favorite traditions, when I visit my family for the holidays, is to watch the tapes that are full of old Christmas shows and commercials from the late 80s and early 90s!

To be honest, half the time I think I enjoy the commercials a lot more than the shows themselves, haha! It's funny to see how technology has changed and what the most popular products were back then. With all the "high gloss" kind of marketing going on these days, it's almost refreshing to see some classic "cheesiness". :)
02 June 2009 @ 12:28 am
Our dearest Benjamin was extremely nice to offer to tutor me when he heard that I couldn’t catch up in my MM class. Let me start with the history of Benjamin. He’s labelled as a Maths professional by many of us. He was the sole reason how I managed to pass my Additional Maths during my GCE Ordinary Level examinations. We were constantly on the phone discussing how to solve equations back then.

5 years down the road, history is still repeating itself. I still need him to teach me things like Integration and Differential Equations. Anyway, Ben’s very patient with me since I’ve nearly zero knowledge in those topics now. I can’t remember when is the last time I did such complicated Maths questions. He didn’t ask for anything in return although my mum did stuffed him with lots of mooncake. What are best friends for?