Scam Scam Scam

•September 25, 2007 • 7 Comments

Ever since i put up my email on some of the websites, i started having spam like this
:

I am John England, an Army contractor attached to the US Army corps of engineers in Iraq. The reason why I’m explaining my findings to you are to seek for your assistance to enable you contributes immensely to the actualization of my dream.

On the 30th day of June 2007, I and my group of men under my supervision were alerted on the need of some urgent reconstruction works in Haifa Street, a long thoroughfare of high-rise buildings built and occupied by Saddam Hussein when he was alive here in Baghdad. Immediately we proceeded to the site and as we commence work to our utmost surprise we discovered a huge underground bunker in one of the buildings. Upon investigation of the bunker to our surprise we discovered one very lager box safely hidden and sealed together with numerous other boxes filled with different item, However I was attracted to the large box which was the only sealed box of them all, I told my men to open the box in order to find out the contents and when they were opened to our amazement the boxes contained US Dollars which amounted to $46M after time was taken to count them in bundles and rolls.

I however instructed them to keep this in high secrecy so that we can have the money to our selves, they all agreed to the plan, I wisely took the decision for us to share the money between our selves right there in the room to avoid suspicion in moving the very large box and that led me to having US$10.2 Million (US$10,200,000) as my own share of the money after which I concealed it in one box and decided to get the money out of the country but first I hid the money in a safe and untraceable location.

I am now in desperate need of a “Reliable and Trustworthy” person like you who would receive, secure and protect these boxes containing the US Dollars for me up on till my assignment elapses here. I cannot leave the boxes here in Iraq like most of my men have foolishly done due to many reasons one of which is because Iraq is getting unsafe and dangerous everyday and a full blown civil war among Shiites and Sunni Iraqis may start any moment. I assure and promise to give you 14% of this fund, however feel free to negotiate what you wish to have as your percentage in this deal.

and so on and so forth.. and being the sian guy at the QF class, i replied this guy and here is the reply:

Thank you so much for your response which have calmed my situations and given me a strong heart to move on in life. On my own part I have made up my mind to send the boxes to you as well as entrust the money with you in full faith and I pray and hope you won’t betray the trust I have in your capability to handle this transaction. Please assure me you will do a very good job securing this box.

I am 51years old, living in the state of Mississippi . Like I had mentioned in my first mail, am an Army contractor attached to the US Army corps of engineers in Iraq .

I have attached my valid state of Mississippi driver’s license and my United States of America Department of the Army authorized Army Contractor Identification Document for your understanding of my genuity and personality. I am giving you these on trust and in total confidence and you must never attempt to betray me please. For further clarification I have attached my personal picture here in Iraq, am dressed up against stray bullets, that explains why am like a pure soldier. From this brief introduction of my humble self you would understand that am real and totally genuine, hence my proposal is unquestionably 100% real and very beneficial if only we are destined to be business partners.

 

Now.. this just reeks of scam and further more, the license he gave was obviously fake.. i think my 1 year old baby cousin , with her head covered and her ears plugged, can tell a more convincing lie LOL.. If you dun believe, see this:

And if that guy who sent me this sees them, pls do not send such $%#$ email to me,k? Dumbass

 

 

Social Life Status

•September 25, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Now sitting in my QF class, doing everything in the world but listen to my prof lo…

Last sunday, i went to Sakura which is beside California Fitness to celebrate Rach and Charlene’s bday.. Had pigged out literally and now suffers from an ever expanding waistline.. Photos would be up when i get them.. haha

Oh yah, i am now treading into the not so scientific business of Tarot as a sideline.. haha.. if u have any queries, can look for me liao…

Tattoo City

•September 17, 2007 • Leave a Comment

“It’s human art that you can’t peel back off the human or put away in a dresser drawer. It’s an unselfish trade, is ours. I’ll tell you what it is, it’s personal socialism,lad. Everyone’s included, everyone gets to look in to a person and share them, like what they see or not…. I’ll tell you this, lad; a tattoo says more of a fellow looking at it that it can do of a fellow with it on his back”

– On the subject of tattooing, From the Electrical Michaelangelo by Sarah Hall

Tattoo has once been a symbol of gangsterism or so it seems in Singapore.. But nowadays, it has become a fad.. But is it just something like a fashion accessory? I beg to differ.. I feel that tattoos are canvas that represent a story about a person… Like in the olden days, people would pay artists to draw their potrait to capture their essence, tatto now acts as a funnel for the same way as well..

And this is what the artist in “Tattoo City” agrees with me as well.. This exhibition is basically a photo exhibition that has people of different backgrounds and colour show their tattoo and explain how exactly it means to them.. And it is very interesting how each tattoo actually tells is own story..

Like the old man whose tattoo tells of a chaotic time..

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This grandpa actually tattooed himself so as to let his brother be able to identify his corpse during the World War II period

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And this guy said that the reason he tattooed a phoenix was because a phoenix burns itself before being reborn and he hopes to be able to start anew after his burning incident..

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And then there was tis guy who used it as a way to signify the death of his close friend..

And there are numerous more photos.. If u wanna have a look at these stories, go down to the parliament house today and see for yourselves the stories that the tattoos whisper and what they have to tell

My life so far…

•September 13, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Update on my life at week 4 of SMU:

Status: Have turned into a chao mugger who stays in library on weekends and public holidays and come to school even when i have no class…

Gah.. Have so many freaking quiz that i have no breather lol.. Juz woke up on last sunday in cold sweat because it is gong to be week 5 very soon and i haven’t started studying yet.. Must hypnotize myself to  mug, mug, …MUG!!!

Well, enough mad ranting from me.. Back to mugging mode… 😦

Being an bonsai tree in a forest

•September 12, 2007 • 1 Comment

As i wrote in an earlier blog entry, a teacher from RI ( a school in Singapore) had written in his blog an open letter about him being gay at Saturday evening.. Picked up by the blogging community, the letter spread like wildfire and before long, thousands have seen it already.. However, at Monday afternoon, the blog entry was pulled down as with the comments with it.. Those who still have not seen the letter can click here to see it..

Why did he pull out the articles? Apparently, an article from Fridae.com, reported that the Ministry of Education (MOE) had pressurised him to do so.. The article also reported that MOE had on Monday, published a statement which said that “does not condone any open espousal of homosexual values by teachers in any form, in or out of the classroom” as “teachers are in a unique position of authority and are often seen as role models by their students.”

Also MOE said that in regards to this incident,“The school has spoken to the teacher concerned and the teacher has agreed to take down his blog in the best interest of the students. The Ministry supports the action taken by the school on this matter.

There is a Chinese saying that goes “不管是黑猫还是白猫,只要能抓到老鼠的就是好猫。” which translates as whatever the colour of the cat, as long as it can catch mice, it is a good cat.. As long as a person is good at his or her job, why must we care what he or she does outside of the job as long as it does not affects his performance? Similarly, I feel that if a person can teach his class the right thing and impart the right value to them, then he is a good teacher.. Why must we then care about his sexuality? To decide this question, let us look at why people think that being gay would affect the teacher being a good role model to his or her students…

1. Homosexual teachers would cause students to be confused about their sexuality and may turn some students into gays due to their influence.— Although this may seem funny to those who read this, but a lot of people do react this way when faced with someone whose qualities is vastly different from them.. Just like in the 196os, there were segregated pools for people with different skin colours and the blacks and the whites do not mix because they were afraid that the blacks would rub off some influence to the white people if they were in close contact.. Similarly for a lot of people, the minority people ( in terms of colours or sexual preference) was treated as if they were down with a contagious disease .. So they think instinctively that if they come close to these people, they would be affected as well.. Of course many of you may think this is a stupid idea but let me tell you that it is very true in today’s society still.. Just count the number of people who are vastly different from you in many regards in terms of personality that are your friends and tell me if it exceeds 10% of your total friends populations.. But i am not saying that straight peole are prejudiced or what.. Homosexual people are guilty of such crimes as well… The proverb “Birds of the same feather flock together” is not without reason.. So may parents would instinctively not want their children to mix with people whose background is different from them

Moreover, if a teacher can affect whether you are gay or straight, then why would the gay people in our society exists? Because they also had a ton of straight teachers and they should theoretically be influenced to become straight as well.. So why did they remain the same? This proves that the line of thinking is flawed because i feel that a person’s sexual preference is something so innate that it cannot be influenced easily.. I feel that it is like an integral part of your person already..

If you are still adamant that gay teachers are a bad influence, think about it this way.. If you feel that having a homosexual teacher would make your son gay or your daughter lesbian, then think about this: how many homosexual teachers would your son or daughter be in contact with out of his or her say 30 odd teacher in his ten years of schooling ( primary school and secondary school)? 10% ? 20%? Statistically, if the LGBT community ( the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual) is equal to the number of straight people there is out there, the chance is still 50:50.. And we know that the straight people do outweigh the LBGT community by quite a bit.. So if a teacher’s influence is equal, wouldn’t the “bad” influence of the gay teachers be negated by the “good” influence of the straight teachers.. So let me assure you that even if you fear the bad influence, it wouldn’t happen still…

2. Homosexual teachers are all pedophiles- Now this is funny.. But i can understand where the people come from.. Remember how i said that people would instinctively potray people whom they do not understand as a bad influence.. Here is another effect of this way of thinking.. Remember when you were small and you were left alone in your bedroom? Then recall how you would always fear that a monster would come out and eat you? People would always make monsters out of the things they do not understand and sadly, this is why many people are saddled with groundless prejudices.. From the scheming Jews to the idiotic Blondes, people would put labels every time.. And the label of all gays? Pedophiles.. This is not to say that no gays are not pedophiles.. Of course in every community, there is its own black sheep.. Of course, there would always be people who like little boys.. But similarly, there are also guys who like little girls.. So if we were to ban gay teachers on this basis, shouldn’t we then ban all male teachers from teaching girls and female teachers from teaching boys? And to say this is to undermine the contributions of the gay teachers out there and make them into lecherous man after the innocent young boys..

Of course other than these two reasons, there are many reasons that parents have been using when they found out that their children’s’ teachers is not straight.. But mostly these reasons are absolutely bizzare and without reason ( such as the teacher in question would infect the urinal with the AIDS virus which in turn would infect their children).. And i trust readers would be sensible enough not to be taken by them..

I am not saying that gay teachers are all good.. No one can say that.. But i am writing this because i feel that we must not prohibit any individual from having the desire to impart knowledge to our future generation, regardless of their sexual preference.. After all, who are we to judge? Let no man stop another man’s passion is what i am saying ( of course if your passion is illegal or harm people, it is another matter altogether)

But lastly, i would like to commend Otto Fong on his bravery and hope that this little Bonsai plant would grow into a tree that would shade many a sapling from the harsh sun and allow them to blossom on their own..

An open letter: Otto Fong’s public letter..

•September 11, 2007 • 1 Comment

As some of you all may know, a teacher in RI just published an open letter in his blog about his coming out…To see the letter, click here… Just like a cicada in the night, the gay community is seldom seen but we always know of their presence.. However, few is as brave as this man.. Let us pray that nothing bad would come out of this…

Standard equipment #1 for all SMU students

•September 11, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Always mugging in SMU? Spending your weekends with your textbook and doing assignments due in 3 weeks time? Look no further fellow smuggers in SMU.. i present to you… the smugger t-shirts!!! Wear it proudly to signify that you are a chao mugger and love to be one :p

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Take your orders here now!!!