Friday, November 02, 2007

Freedom Song

What is freedom?

Freedom is a many faced figure to many people of different aspects of life.

To a man on the street, freedom is the right to have a house deed in his name.

To the crminal, freedom is getting out of his jail cell.

To an O' level student, freedom is completing his or her papers as soon as possible.

Freedom is an opinionated view, usually biased towards the party involved. Freedom usually occurs in the head first, as a thought, a thought where the best situation happens to the person. The person believes that he has freedom by doing this act. This belief will then trigger an action, one where the person believes will grant him his so desired freedom.

But what is freedom really all about? To me, it is the true liberation of fears, which will lead to the releasing of potential in anyone or anything. If a person has "freedom", it doesn't mean that that person can do anything he or she wants/likes. That person has freedom when his or her fears are lifted away. The potential that is inside everybody is the main source of that fear. We are fearful only of ourselves. So fearful that we do not do things that ought to be done. We also create a boundary and limit ourselves to the amount of work we can do. This is surprising true when it comes to sports.

Have you ever worked out in a gym alone, by yourself? You'll usually find the session unfullfilling and will go home, begging for more of a kick out of the two hours wasted. If you take a closer look at it..when we're alone and by ourselves, we set a limit on ourselves. We need a constant push, in the form of a personal trainer or your closest friends. No matter what, to achieve a perserverance of high quality, we humans must be encouraged.

Also, have you ever told yourself that you'll lose this amount of weight in this designated timeframe? This kind of plans will not usually come to pass until you, yourself,will sacrifise your lifestyle and eating habits. Experts would be that pushing force in this equation.

As i pen down these examples, i have a vague idea of what you think freedom is. It is truly the sensibility, knowledge and total faith in yourself, the desire to prove that you are either right or should be listened to. In all, freedom is a choice you must make. No one stands on earth today without a choice made on them.

No matter how far you go in life, freedom will be a big issue. Freedom from the work crisis, freedom from the liberation of conforming to the normal. Freedom is not as easily gained as it is thought of. You have to know what to do in order to gain freedom.

Freedom is part of a prompt testing of God, or any other higher force you believe in. Freedom, or the desire to be free is planted into every single thing that is living. Your willingness to fight for that freedom is the test score of the test. The
more willing, the higher the test score.

If you are looking for freedom, first thing you should do is not to be normal. I'm not telling you to do stupid things, but i am illustrating the fact that only unique people change the world. What good would a person be if everyone was exactly like him?Would it be logical that someone can change the world just by being normal and average?

Freedom comes from being the odd one out. You can't maintain your pride while seeking freedom. No man has ever been proud to say, "I am free", unless he has worked hard for it, so much so that he had to humble himself in front of others.

Liberation is a step towards freedom. If you learn how to get yourself liberated from your situations, problems and every fear, you'll be a free man. You'll be so filled with freedom that you don't want it anymore.

Therefore, no matter what happens, i choose freedom. Why be stuck in the normal, boring and mundane society that we live in now? Freedom should be sought and it will be, as soon as you have the desire to be liberated.

Freedom is in your hands.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Self Help.

All throughout my 16 years on earth, i've realised that we people are a common bunch. We always want what we can't have, don't you agree? I hate to list examples but everytime you see the newest game in stores, don't you jump for joy and scream for your parents, begging them for every single penny they have worked hard for, just for your pleasure? what's worse is that you chuck the game away in some cupboard, leaving it for the moth and dust.

What's real funny to me is that we take pride in everything we have, say for example I have my guitar. I really do enjoy playing the guitar and all, but don't you realise something? Let me tell you a secret.Since i've learnt the guitar, at least 10 people have sprouted out, expressing an interest to learn the guitar. I've always given this face, =). I'm telling you now, i'm glad for my own influence, but it's getting out of hand! But i blame no one, it's a normal, human tendency. I've already explained it in the above paragraph.

As for myself, you might say, "oh, Phua's speaking nonsense, he is too 'humble' for himself". Truth is, i am being humble. I want to be humble because i never loved showboating. If you realised I never took "compliments" well, i would usually push them aside and say that i'm not that good, not that up-to-standard as you think. This is the way that i was brought up, never acclaim anything to yourself too much, always portray yourself as someone who is lower than the others. Being the normal,average guy.

You might say, "What on earth is phua rambling about?". All I can say is that this post is not more than just identifying human tendencies. It's also about the usual,normal way that a person will act.As i'm typing this, it's drizzling. You know what the normal human tendency is? You've guessed it, grab an umbrella and go or, brave the rain and step out of your house.

You might think,"i'm not this way"and all, but you have to examine yourself. I have creditablity as a human to say that this is a normal person's reaction.

Back to the topic(i think i got rather off the main topic), i realised that everyone in our community has a certain amount of "wants" and "needs". We clearly know what they are and how to distinguish them. BUT, our human tendencies get in the way. We always mix up our wants and needs. As a small child you go, "Daddy, i want this and that toy". And as a student you go, "Hey Dad, i need money for this weekend, I've got a date." As an adult you'll go, "Hey Honey, I need to show you this and that guitar, i think this could make a nice sixth guitar."

All these examples are very good in showing the misunderstanding of needs and wants. They usually start out as wants.But if they are allowed to grow and develop, our human mind will validate it and say that it is a need that we must have, no matter what. Your lunch might turn from a simple plate of fried rice, to keep you full, into an extremely expensive of crab that has little or no meat, costing up to 50-80 dollars.

I'm not saying that we humans indulge in expensive things, i'm saying that we should note our human tendencies and distinguish our needs and wants. We should be contented with what we have and not what we can't have.

What we have is what we deserve.

Thursday, October 18, 2007


Hey guys, i decided to take a break from the issues of my mind and just post about the issues of my heart for this post today.

I was wondering how much our studies matter to us. No matter how we look at it, we never know that we are being stressed, or crushed, or brought to a point in our lives that we are changed. From what we are and into what we don't want to be. We can't control it but we know we can do something about it. We can take lemons and make lemonade.

Having found myself in situations that really push,pull and try to crush me, i have to admire my peers. They may seem stressed, but they don't show it. Not that this is a sign of strength. But this is a sign of strong willpower, tenacity and perserverance. I respect, envy and admire the faith, hope and love I see in the many friends that i have. Especially the people i study with almost everyday. You know who you are! I am supremely proud of you guys. It's not over but i have to say, whatever you guys have done has impacted my life, to a point where i know it's for the better.

Ups or downs don't ever make you guys falter and trials never make you discouraged. You lift up and encourage, you build up and create faith, hope and love. I am awed at the sight and i am very greatly encouraged.

So there you have it, my heart is at rest now. I am truly in debt to everyone who has helped me in my life.

Thank you all.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Slogans and their Retail value

Did you know that many of our beloved brands are heavy advertisers of their own products? It's a little rhethorical but yes, companies don't just make products for the fun of it, they want to make profits!(Who doesn't want to make money nowadays?)

I love observing examples of a person's daily life, filled with slogan after slogan. "Just do it, Nothing is impossible" are just examples of what people are facing everyday.

But are these things more than a slogan? More than that, are they just very smart marketing tactics? Do they
have the power to influence someone to buy or at least promote their products?

Nike. Everyone loves have a pair of sneakers from there. Well, it may be a personal choice, but I do not really like Nike sneakers. It's overrated. The important point, however, is to realise Nike's amazing marketing skills. They have had the slogan "Just Do It" for centuries now, it's so cliche and boring. So typical and predictable. You might think this way. But before Nike was born, no one dared to put slogans on and enforce them to such an extent.

Nike really emphasize their point when they have used the slogan to the point of negative impact. The "just do it, live today" craze probably came to the surface after Nike released their campaign. Nike's clear stand was against it, but when they saw that people were endorsing throwing away their money in return for possessions, Nike got pretty happy, and wealthy too. The side effects of this "revolution" of "live now, spend now than spend it for your funeral" mindset has placed an extremely high tension environment in our modern society, one where every man is for himself, one where selfishness and greed proclaim their authority.

No matter what happens, people will be this way. People are creatures of habit and their habits will not die down so easily. Unless, they are properly alerted to the situation. Unless someone makes a stand and says, "This is enough!". Nothing will change unless we, the makers of our own rise and fall, decide to change.

Our very decisions hang in the balance of whether society will continue to live in this very age, the age of greed and pride. The very Singaporean way to say this is that we will always remain "kiam siap" and "kia su" and obviously, "kia si". It's not official, but Singapore has become a prime example of a society based on habit. The old cultures, traditions and thoughts are kept in a way that sometimes calls for violence, political tension and much to our despair, internal meltdown. The latter of the situations may not be that imminent but trust me, if we decide not to change society, we will experience it one day.

What do I mean by the people keeping old cultures etc.? This is so very typical, especially from a Singaporean."Must be Multi-racial!, Must uphold Racial Harmony!". Let me rebuke this matter. What can I say about this?

The economy is very largely based on the Western countries. More recently, China and India have emerged as the bull market's leaders. The wealth is coming to Asia. But the thing that saddens me is that most of the time, Westerners prefer not to trade with the whole of Asia but only to a certain few "partners" that they have. How did they get these partners you might ask? This is a good example of being able to adapt to any situation. No doubt, China and India have strong cultural backgrounds. Their ideas and philosophies have a long, deep ancestry. But look at them today? China and India have broken into the American market by the very things they swore not to do, according to their cultural beliefs and religions. China is opening up large amounts of land, agriculture, mass media and so on and so forth to America. This is an act that you'll never see Mao or any of his followers do. This is an extreme cultural change that many Chinese reject, until they see the benefits of the American "power".

India, on the other hand, have always been very reluctant to open up trades in fear of the West breaking their religious roots. This day, however, Hollywood has indian-born film stars as well as a thriving trade business with India. No matter how you see it, there is no denying the economic growth they have enjoyed.

However, some laws should clearly be set. Boundaries must be made to ensure that the party involved in the trade does not get bullied and disrespected. America has been very careful so far as not to go and insult the Chinese or Indians in a way that will affect their economic ties. This is also a very good idea as this will strengthen diplomatic ties within the trading nations.

Clearly, nobody wants to see a failing economy. Nobody wants to live in poverty and suffering. So, if we must change society in Singapore to experience great growth as a nation, I believe that we should go all out to change it, making sure that everyone's welfare is not compromised due to disrespect. The supposedly insulted parties should also understand the other party's seemingly disrespectful views if the views can change the very situation they are in.

Therefore, we must strive to seek a balance in life and understand what and why something is said.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Take Away

Have you ever felt that you are going to fail? Feared the very swift destruction of the very thing you call life? Have you ever thought to yourself, "were my parents to blame?". "Was the way my parents 'protected' me the starting block for my rebellion, the one thing my parents dread?"

Is the Nature Versus Nurture issue still a big problem in your life? Do you truly understand the reasons behind teenage angst and anxiety?

Many parents have, over the generations, protected their young. These acts were simply "acts of love and mercy", a given for a child's parents. However, the parents never know this but the way they treat their child in the early development stage is crucial to their future. The parents should be informed about the risks of committing soul piercing acts on the children. These acts may consist of divorce, abuse and the mistreating of their very own flesh and blood. Some parents may argue that they are looking out for their children. But these parents never figure out the significance of the behaviour they have instilled in their children. Most children who live in bad conditions are the ones who will end up as the "baddies" of our generation. Examples of these children are Hilter, Mussolini and many others. The common factor between the first two examples is that they have changed the face of the world in their time. Unfortunately the change was negative.

The other point of view is that the Nurture process is the main cause of juvenile delinquents. This is especially true to me, as I have witnessed many cases with my own two eyes. The challenging part about this aspect is the unpredictability that the external factors will bring. The nurture process involves friends that are either good or bad in nature. If you end up with a person of good nature, you'll turn out good. And the result is the same likewise. This "Nurture" aspect is more believable as the factors cannot be controlled. And uncontrolled circumstances makes the case seem more realistic.

You've gotta know that whatever a person does has a ripple effect. If you pick out a book at the new book store, you'll probably see at least two people being interested in the exact same book. You'll never notice but the power of influence is always readily available in you, waiting for the perfect opportunity to either express positive views or the opposite. If a crook has a ripple effect, the amount of copycat burglars will be so huge that the neighbourhood will turn into a wasteland. This will cause a chain reaction that will start from the burglar and then to the shop keeper. The shopkeeper, being robbed, will look for revenue in cheating elderly ladies of their pension money. These ladies will then incur thousands upon thousands of debt on their children. These children, being parents, and bankrupt, will not provide a proper education to their children and under the right circumstances, the cycle will repeat with the children robbing anything in plain sight.

Yes, the example drawn maybe a little exaggerated but I find real meaning in the phrase, "Your friends make you who you are". It's so true that the Nurture effect has a large influence. However, everything on Earth is always balanced. For example, the crook might not have stolen anything if he wasn't born into a poor family. This proves the "Nature" point, a poor and lousy background. The "Nurture" point can be proven when suddenly the boy is pressured to steal a quick fix at the local 7-11, sparking off a theft spree. This might have all happened because of the boy's peers.

No matter which angle you analyse it from, you will see that the two are closely linked and every case must be handled personally.

Nature or Nurture?You decide.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

The Through Train

Have you ever thought about your significance? About how much you really mean to everyone that you know? It may seem pretty strange but the natural human desire to be loved is always the winner. You will wonder, at a certain point of your life, whether someone who performs "acts of kindness" for example really cares and loves you. You'll usually think to yourself "How much does he/she care for me? Am I really someone to anyone?"

I'm not talking about the love-y dove-y kind of relationship. You have to realise that I am talking about lifelong relationships that will shape and mould the way you are so significantly that you are grateful towards your friends. Do you have friends that will lead you to a stage where you always feared to enter? Do you have friends that will not only care for you, they'll be there physically to support. One who does not bring you down but lifts you up, one who you can truly say that you love. Love as in a love that is not compelled into you by the responsibility of family, but of true appreciation of that person/persons care and concern.

You've probably never noticed this but you always have a person who you can turn to or look up to. Those that you can turn to are usually the complain receivers that listen to every single rant you have. Those that you look up to are those who will bring you from a valley to a mountain top. No matter how you look at your own situation, you always have someone. Always.

You have to take into account the perspective of the third person. You must realise that as a third person, you can try but you can't ALWAYS be there for someone. You can be there at certain periods. But you're still only human, you can't be at two places at once! You must realise that if it seems that no one is there to help you, it's probably the fact that the people you turn to are receiving help themselves! Giving the benefit of doubt can sometimes benefit you.

As a young adult of the tender age of 16, I'm not going to tell you to invest in your lands and stocks. The simplest thing you can bring into the game, as a youth, is your time, dedication and love. You can't expect someone to love you without replying with an attitude of love to that person in return. You really shouldn't expect any appreciation if you don't do it yourself. It applies across the board. For example, you can't tell a person you hurt until you yourself really feel that exact same hurt.

No matter, I want to do a monologue. I really appreciate and love everyone who's shown concern for me, in whatever way that you did. No matter how big or small your act may seem, Phua is truly grateful. I really wish I could return everyone that's helped me. And I know this blog post is a far cry to the deserved honour you guys should receive. Even so, I want to thank everyone who's invested in my life and made me who I am today. I love you guys. Seriously, so much that I'll do the exact same thing to you, if ever we switched places.

Every moment of your life is precious. Don't waste it!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Nation or Monopoly? Country or Franchise? Island or Company?

This post is inspired by a true Josh Tan "Moment".


Is Singapore an example of nationalism? Nationalism, firstly, from what I heard, is basically a total change of a surrounding and can either be positive or negative. An example can be brought from Napoleon, where he showed nationalism and wanted to prove that his native French culture was the best. He wanted to make France and French tradition the only option. It was absolute dominance he was going for.

Singapore can be referred to Napoleon. BUT! Please Please remember that these are just my views. Not harm or malicious content is meant to put down any government figures. I Love Singapore, truly. This is just what I think about Her.

Don't you think that Lee Kuan Yew is just like Napoleon? He's not such a tyrant, but he has certain traits. Firstly, he changed the fate of his country forever. This is a good point. But secondly, don't you realise that he is doing all this by exercising his authority that is gained from a spark of history- changing? C'mon, it's a chargeable offense to speak against him. Isn't this a little familiar? Napoleon surely used force against those who objected to his beliefs.

Don't you realise that the PAP is running the whole country by themselves? The "opposition" are just figure heads. The Worker's Party hammer and the SDA's star will not beat the PAP's Lightning powers. I personally believe that the PAP is doing a good job. But are they so afraid of losing "their" Singapore? They have to bear in mind that the very opposition they oust out are the ones who live under their "rule". The public, which contains the past, present and future candidates for opposition parties should be allowed to speak up. This will present a balanced view on how Singapore is doing.

So therefore my point is rather clear. Though Singapore is thriving, something is lacking. The one lacking point about Singapore is that the leaders are just too "kia-soo", simply put. They just can't stand up to any defeats. They have to realise that we learn important lessons from our failures.

Singapore Boleh!
(boleh directly translates to "can"


Monday, October 01, 2007

Saturated? Unsaturated?

Have you ever thought what's on a mind of a sixteen year old, living in Singapore?
DISCLAIMER: this might seem to refer to teenagers nowadays, but any coincidences or references are purely fictional.

The mind of a teenager is filled with thoughts. It can be filled with so many things that at one time, their brains are dealing with at least 15 thoughts! Not healthy for a student who's only responsibility is to study hard and do well for their exams.

How hard is it for a person how is say, 15 to 16 to handle stressful situations is one of the greatest fears in their lifes. However hard they seem to avoid this, there's always an extra responsibility that, usually, their parents give to them. This duty, whatever it may be is either given to them consciously or sub-consciously.

Whatever the cause, we've gotta to realise that this is not just an extra "small" and "easy-to-handle" situation. The parents have to realise that not every child will grow up to be like them. Hence, the "faith" they put in their son/daughter should not be an amount in which they themselves cannot handle. It's just stupid if you chuck a matter into a child's hand when you, an adult, can't handle it in the first place.

For those who don't agree with me, all I can say is that you're not seeking the teenagers point of view. How on earth is someone half your age supposed to cope with things that are meant to be for their elders to worry about? What's more, additional stress and pressure will be added when they don't hit the criteria for "maturity" in their parent's eyes. This added pressure will not deem them any favors in their exams. No doubt, they should be allowed to focus, allowed to be freed in their thoughts and emotions, at least until they are rid of their study obligations.

I'm not defending the youths of today's society. I am begging for parents to make the right choices, make the wise decisions. The right step will give you stress, no doubt. But look ahead and press on, for your children's future is at hand.

To stress or not to stress? Ask yourselves.


Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Love has it's limits.

Love is a many splendid thing. Don't you agree?

I might agree to this in the next few years. Don't get me wrong, I believe in Love.

But what's the problem with love nowadays?

Don't the teenagers know that love has it's limits?

Our human love has it's limits. C'mon guys. It's very prominent. Break-ups and divorces are so rampant nowadays. Isn't this a sure fire way of finding out that love has it's limits?

Apparently not! Divorce is one of the easiest cases to find on the jury's duty list. What more can I say about the limits that love has?

Do you seek real love? Do you feel like you're gonna explode if you don't find a partner?

Can i ask you?You many readers, why do you seek love in people all the time? Do you not know the Heavenly Father has provided for your every need?

Some people view love as a hindrance. Is this really true? I don't find enjoyment in this "love seeking" that you guys crave. Yes, people do crave for it but do not realize it. However, they are not just oblivious to it, they begin to affect others, usually the closest to them.

This does create a ripple effect and does affect the others. Not only does this negligence bring down morale, it brings down the overall mood.

God's love is much better than anyone's.Bear this in mind while I end this very short post.


Saturday, September 22, 2007

The walk of Faith

What's there to life without friends and family to pull you along? And what's more to life if there isn't any music?(Tommy Emmanuel, to be specific)


Who am i?

Who am I? Is it a question you always ask yourself?

I find myself to ask that question quite a lot nowadays. It never seems that I'm asking. But deep down I'm aching to know who i really am.

Am I just one who everyone can talk to? Am I someone of significant importance?

It's always this way don't you think? The answer to our predicament is always in the action of taking a step back and realizing what I done, received and reap. Though I may be 16, many of those who know me might not agree. Just weird that everyone thinks I'm 18 or something. 18 or not, i don't think it's just my facial features or what not. It's just the "atmosphere", as many of you call it.

It's not about Phua or what he has. It's about the Holy Spirit. He not only taught me how to react in certain situations or dilemma. What I recommend to anyone is just to wake up. Don't just go on living life like it's a breeze. Accept the difficulties and eventually the easy times will just roll in. You'll never know it's easy until you know what's tough right?

O levels this year? Take heed. It's tough, I'm dying too. But why disappoint yourself with bad grades and realize you can do so much better the next year? I'm pretty sure that you don't wanna see yourself in the school uniform you've been dying to get rid of right?

Take it, Break it, Anoint it.
Nothing works if you don't anoint it. Take the third step.


Friday, September 21, 2007

Right or wrong? Love or hate?

Ah. I'm back with another piece of information.

It's about this question. "Right or Wrong? Love or Hate?"

Let's talk about the ever constant issue with our beloved parents nowadays. Teenage relationships.

Firstly, advantages. As you might know, love is blind. And trust me, I've witnessed too much of blind love in my short 16 year life span. Many times the love either dies out or in rare cases, exists till marriage and throughout life. The latter might be a good thing to many, but i love going against the grain and give an unexpected answer. Therefore, I say that teenage relationships are actually good, to a certain, very small extent. Do not get me wrong, I might say it's good and all but I do not intend to get attached anytime soon. However, we must look at the "beneficial" side to teenage relationships.

Your parents might not agree to the fact that you have a girlfriend/boyfriend at the age of say, 13-16? But having a partner shows your character. Where, you might ask? Well, to start off, loving is not about how much you proclaim, how much to give. It's a willingness to pull out the I in yourself to turn all your attention to that person. Be it a couple's love or a family's love, that's how it works. Also, you can give without loving but can't love without giving.

So if you think what I just wrote is rubbish, beseech my next sentence. GIVE! Give not only to your loved ones, give to anyone who is willing to accept your love. Where your treasure is, there your heart is also. Right? For that to be true, your giving must not be superceded by your profession of love. Of course, giving does not just include your finances. It can include your time, affection, feelings and pretty much anything you can give.

I've been talking so much about giving haven't I? Let's change the topic. What's in the mind of the opposition? Why do people reject to teenage relationships? You might want to cross these few examples you've probably heard from your parents before.

1. Too little money/no steady job
2. Still schooling
3. Not mature enough
4. Insecure around the opposite gender
5. Insensitive to another person

Out of the five, you've probably a 3 right? These reasons are the most common and generic reasons or should i call them...excuses? However, if you really lack in a point, I'll advice you not to try getting attached.

Being in a relationship takes up alot of your strength. Someone once told me, "Loving your partner is like God loving you.'' Can you imagine that? You have to be "God" to your partner! You have to provide, just as you did to birds, an amount of love that no words can describe. No amount of measurement can measure. You have to achieve that before a true relationship begin.

So there's your answer. Please don't go blindly into any relationship without the proper preparations, in your heart and lifestyle. If you're gonna hurt you partner in the relationship. Please, do yourself a favour and don't try. Remember, Love is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.

That wasn't so bad huh? Till next time.


Friday, September 14, 2007

Left or Right?Mars or Venus?Logical or Emotional?

Left or Right?Mars or Venus?Logical or Emotional?
How different are the two sexes, Male and Female? Are they just merely a man and his rib? Or are they the creation of a thousand years of "evolution"? Whatever the reason, there are tons of differences between a Man and a Woman.

Firstly, and most obviously, there is a large difference between a man's physical body and a woman's. But not only is the difference skin deep, there are many differences underneath that layer of annoying irritation. The male hormones are highly reactive, highly volatile and much more one dimensional than their female counterparts. But however awesome the female may sound, the saying goes, everything has pros and cons. Having a good thing here might mean a bad thing somewhere else. No one's perfect right?

Just take a step further. It's not just the physical aspects of the two sexes that are different. A large amount of thinking, that happens in the neurological system known as the Brain, occurs to have differences when comparing a male and female. The male works on logical thinking, where he is brought into belief by mere sight and internal comprehension from the scene in front of him. The female, however, does not have just logic, she has a significantly larger use of her emotional brain. This part of the brain not only tells her to believe what she sees, it takes it a step further by being able to transmit signals that affect body language, consciousness and overall well being. This means that more often than not, a woman can better control her feelings and according to popular belief, will live longer compared to a man.

Superiority has always been an issue. Scientists believe that every foetus is female in the most early stage of pregnancy, usually within the first few week. Only after a certain period, under certain conditions, that the foetus will slowly transform into a male baby. However, the Holy Bible states that Man, or more specifically Adam, was more important. So important that a woman had to be made out of Man's rib.

Legend has it that males are superior. But we must sit on the fence on this issue. Women have definitely proved themselves worthy of gaining superiority over certain man. But, with the emotional aspect taken in, a stressful decision might be made better by a man than a woman, seeing that the decision needs a logical answer.

If you ask me, a man will take a lifetime to understand a woman. This constant curiosity and desire to know more, if genuine, will spark off relationships that bind through, till death does it part.

This will be one of the many snippets of my mind that i will upload onto my blog. Please feel free to argue your point, I'm very open to discuss any issues. Tag it and I will reply to it a.s.a.p.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

long over due

Hey everyone, I think this blog post is way LONG LONG overdue! Well i just wanted this post to be more...mellow? more about myself and what i think about sometimes. So, get yourself some chips because this will take awhile=)Thank you though, for taking to effort to read this.

Well, as you guys might have known. I am taking my O's this year. As i said this was overdue, i am quite backdated about updating my personal life on this blog. So when my mid year results came in. Bam..what results?!Not being to serious about this. I fared quite badly. And can you believe it?DNT pulled me UP. Up is not a word i use with DNT my friends. Maths was ownage, so was my science. Everybody thought everything was fine..and all. But truth is results do matter. especially at my mid years. i mean no one will accept a student who fails right?Imagine a soccer team without players who have feet. weird? Yes. My friends, as i look through that result slip.I actually didn't even read it through,sorry. I glanced at it and thought, "i'm screwed". So there, i do actually see myself..in a good institution in the near future. But as usual, hindrances always come.

Fortunately, on a happier note, I did improve from secondary 3. Back then, i was worse. Ha. I cannot visualize myself before this year. It's too big of a change for me. I've never looked back at myself and thought, "man i've deproved". Thankfully, i've been blessed.Tremendously i might say.

SO. What am i doing,writing about this rubbish? I didnt write this to make anyone sob over me, come talk to me. But all i did this was to engage my "rubbish" to a channel where i know i won't feel stupid or embarassed to do what I've done. Thanks to the "blogs" ha.

Great inventions, these things. To imagine that before 1945,what we knew was considered spat compared to what we know now.Blah Blah everybody's talking about mass media, information technology.Can you imagine that our grand parents or maybe great grandparents don't know what Macdonalds is?

Speaking about Macdonald's..I've always wanted to watch the Morgan Spurlock documentary, "Super-Size Me".I believe that this movie just smacks Macdonald's in the face,informing the general public that ignorance is not "bliss".It never is. Don't go around and listening to people advising you to not probe while again they say, "ignorance is bliss".

In closing(yes im going to end this ramble of mine!), I think that Civil rights should be sought. Even in a country we live in..Singapore..social issues,local and global, must be resolved.I can't take it.So what if your poor,hungry and illiterate? You deserve a CHANCE. Everyone does.

Well, now is the time that I close. I bid everyone who read this crap of mine a good day and a shower of blessings. God Bless!(not bad huh?:))

Calvin Phua

Monday, April 30, 2007

HI I AM PHUA's friend claled JOSHUA =D yes we are at macs right now studying. ok well SUPPOSEDLY studying. PHUA PLAYING PSP. and jerome is watching while IM USING THE FREE INTERNET. its 725. WE ARE GONNA START STUDYING REAL SOON. so who ever reading this. WE DID STUDY. ALLOT. yes yes. some one get phua of the psp. ROCKING MAN. ok phua didnt go to school today. he was sleeping at home. TIRED. JEROME DIDNT GO AS WELL. only joshua went. what a good boy. (though he slept throughout) FINALLY phua updates huh. ok till next time BYE. phua says he rock.