Saturday, April 30, 2005
Hollywood mogul George Lucas struggled so much with writing the screenplay for final Star Wars installment Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, he had to force himself to stick to a rigid working day as he sought inspiration.
The hugely successful movie-maker, 60, took on the persona of a normal office worker as he sat at his desk for nine hours a day, five days a week - and he still only managed to produce five pages everyday.
He says: "I am very diligent about writing. I go to work at 8.30am and leave at 6pm. I sit there with that page in front of me but I still can't write it.
"I do get it done, I actually write five pages a day. But I force myself - otherwise I would probably write a page a day."
Childhood: Graciela (standing) became the main provider for her family
"...Behind the curtains which separate a tiny bedroom from the living room, lies a sick 43-year-old woman, whose daughter, Graciela, is prepared to take drastic measures to help her.
Graciela - or Gracia as she prefers to be known - has been working since the age of eight, left school at 15 and now three years later earns around $60 a month acting or modelling.
Her mother is too sick to work and she does not want her 12-year-old brother to miss school.
But Gracia says the money she earns is not enough and every month she worries about not being able to pay the bills or having to say No when her brother Guillermo comes back from school asking for money for books.
Theirs is a story like thousands of other Peruvians who live in poverty, but for one fact.
Last month, Gracia decided to sell her virginity to pay for her mother's medical treatment and to improve her family's quality of life."
Check the source for more. There is a grown up pic, shes pretty damn hot too.
Friday, April 29, 2005
Tuesday, April 26, 2005
The Prostate Gland
It will make you go blind. It will make your palms grow hairy. Such myths about masturbation are largely a thing of the past. But the latest research has even better news for young men: frequent self-pleasuring could protect against the most common kind of cancer.
A team in Australia led by Graham Giles of The Cancer Council Victoria in Melbourne asked 1079 men with prostate cancer to fill in a questionnaire detailing their sexual habits, and compared their responses with those of 1259 healthy men of the same age. The team concludes that the more men ejaculate between the ages of 20 and 50, the less likely they are to develop prostate cancer.
The protective effect is greatest while men are in their twenties: those who had ejaculated more than five times per week in their twenties, for instance, were one-third less likely to develop aggressive prostate cancer later in life (BJU International, vol 92, p 211).
The results contradict those of previous studies, which have suggested that having had many sexual partners, or a high frequency of sexual activity, increases the risk of prostate cancer by up to 40 per cent. The key difference is that these earlier studies defined sexual activity as sexual intercourse, whereas the latest study focused on the number of ejaculations, whether or not intercourse was involved.
The team speculates that infections caused by intercourse may increase the risk of prostate cancer. "Had we been able to remove ejaculations associated with sexual intercourse, there should have been an even stronger protective effect of other ejaculations," they suggest. "Men have many ways of using their prostate which do not involve women or other men," Giles adds.
Giles accepts the possibility that the men who completed the questionnaires could have lied about their habits. But he doubts this skewed the results, since questions about masturbation are unlikely to evoke the same macho exaggeration as questions about, say, number of sexual partners.
But why should ejaculating more often cut the risk of prostate cancer? The team speculates that ejaculation prevents carcinogens building up in the gland. The prostate, together with the seminal vesicles, secretes the bulk of the fluid in semen, which is rich in substances such as potassium, zinc, fructose and citric acid.
Generating the fluid involves concentrating these components from the bloodstream up to 600-fold - and this could be where the trouble starts. Studies in dogs show that carcinogens such as 3-methylcholanthrene, found in cigarette smoke, are also concentrated in prostate fluid.
"It's a prostatic stagnation hypothesis," says Giles. "The more you flush the ducts out, the less there is to hang around and damage the cells that line them."
His findings suggest an intriguing parallel between prostate cancer and breast cancer, as recent studies indicate that lactating reduces a woman's risk of breast cancer, perhaps because this also flushes out carcinogens. Alternatively, ejaculation might induce prostate cells to mature fully, making them less susceptible to carcinogens.
"All these mechanisms are totally speculative," cautions breast cancer expert Loren Lipworth of the International Epidemiology Institute in Rockville, Maryland.
But if the finding is confirmed, future health advice from doctors may no longer be restricted to diet and exercise. "Masturbation is part of people's sexual repertoire," says Anthony Smith, deputy director of the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University in Melbourne.
"If these findings hold up, then it's perfectly reasonable that men should be encouraged to masturbate," he says.
Monday, April 25, 2005
Sunday, April 24, 2005
WHY SHE IS FAMOUS:
We first noticed Josie in a Guess? campaign and in spreads of the 2001 and 2002 SI Swimsuit Issues. Like most models, she moved on to the big screen with roles in Van Helsing, Little Black Book and Scorsese's blockbuster, The Aviator.
WHY SHE IS DESIRABLE:
Considering that Josie is still a relative unknown, it's pretty impressive that she comes in at No. 4. Then again, the AskMen.com community seems to have quite a knack for finding beauties that the rest of the world has yet to pick up on. And, to be honest, it doesn't really take the gift of prophecy to see that Josie is supermodel material. In a word, she's sensational; a unique blend of innocence and forceful sexuality, that naiveté that modeling agents cross the globe in search of. Plus, she's been known to roll with notorious socialite Nicole Richie and dated street magician David Blaine, so we know that Josie lets her hair down every now and then.
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Thursday, April 21, 2005
The Skycar is one of the latest attempts to build a real flying car. It's been described as a cross between a Ferrari and a Batmobile.
Have you ever dreamt about the day you can buzz around in your very own flying machine? Well, that day may be sooner than you think.
The folks at NASA have built something called “The Highway in the Sky.” It's a computer system designed to let millions of people fly whenever they please, and take off and land from wherever they please, in their very own vehicles.
And here’s the good news -- a lot of people are building machines you’ll be able to buy.
One of those people is an inventor named Woody Norris. This week, he will receive America’s top prize for invention. It’s called the Lemelson-MIT award -- a half-million dollar cash prize to honor his life’s work, which includes a brand new personal flying machine. Correspondent Bob Simon reports.
It's called the AirScooter, and self-taught inventor Woody Norris says it goes on sale later this year.
Norris, 66, asked one of his test pilots to demonstrate the AirScooter for 60 Minutes on a hilltop outside San Diego, Calif. It can fly for 2 hours at 55 mph, and go up to 10,000 feet above sea level.
"Look how quickly it stops, hovers, sideways, sideways, straight down," Norris tells Simon.
Everything is controlled from the motorcycle-like handle bar. Push it forward and the two counter-rotating blades pivot forward. Push it back and it goes back. Norris says you won’t need a pilot’s license if you fly it under 400 feet in non-restricted air space. And he’s going to sell it for $50,000.
Leave comments if you want to know more about this and i will let you know the original source.
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Shall i say lucky or unlucky?
20-year-old female rapist attacks 9-year-old boy.Boy's parents said that the woman made the boy strip and then performed immoral actions on him.A very unusual crime has been recently committed in a small town of the Kemerovo region of Russia. The criminal was a 20-year-old girl. Parents of a nine-year-old boy reported to the police that an unknown woman had approached their little son in the street and took the boy to one of the doorways of an apartment block nearby. Parents said that the woman made the boy strip and then performed immoral actions on him. According to the information from the police administration of the town of Guryevsk, where the crime took place, the little boy was frightened a lot, although he managed to give a detailed description of the criminal. Police officers detained a 20-year-old woman several hours later, with the help of the boy's description. The boy identified the molester, Regnum news agency reports.Read source for more... where the hell were these girls when I was young!?
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
by logic yuan.
Your image in my mind
has been smashed into pieces
by your own soul.
As a friend,
it drives me to put the puzzle back;
never giving up hope;
trying stone hard
and it is all the same shape,
no edges;same colours,
makes it more difficult than anything.
Thy has the power
to create the recognisable edges
and put in colours
for me to help painting the perfect picture....
I wrote this poem to express my feelings about a good friend of mine.I want to help him but he must help himself first.The person knows I'm writting about him and i sincerely hope that he change.
All the best from your friend........
(p.s. I may said some harsh things to him but the intentions are good.I may not practice everything i tell ppl to do but when i comment on a person that means he has gone off my limit.sorry)
Monday, April 18, 2005
Sunday, April 17, 2005
Watched it on Saturday,it was really cool,high investment production,breat effects,great storyline,great stars.....overall 4 1/2 out of 5
Here's the synopsis:
Searching for a treasure on the Nile, Dirk Pitt thwarts the attempted assassination of a beautiful U.N. scientist investigating a disease that is driving thousands of North Africans into madness, cannibalism, and death. The suspected cause of the raging epidemic is vast, unprecedented pollution that threatens to extinguish all life in the world's seas. Racing to save the world from environmental catastrophe, Pitt and his team, equipped with an extraordinary, state-of-the-art yacht, run a gauntlet between a billionaire industrialist and a bloodthirsty West African tyrant. In the scorching desert, Pitt finds a gold mine manned by slaves and uncovers the truth behind two enduring mysteries -- the fate of a Civil War ironclad and its secret connection with Lincoln's assassination, and the last flight of a long-lost female pilot....Now, amidst the blazing, shifting sands of the Sahara, Dirk Pitt will make a desperate stand -- in a battle the world cannot afford to lose!
Dont wanna tell all about it if not it won't be as thrilling..........
Friday, April 15, 2005
Wednesday, April 13, 2005
4SA2 is a scam...............he is in C2 but they're temporarily using A2's class because they injured alex cant walk upstairs so the exchanged classes.Ji Yuan was the first one that went to greet tze leong ler,take photo somemore.good friends are like that lar.......
Tuesday, April 12, 2005
Monday, April 11, 2005
Saturday, April 09, 2005
FLAG BEARERS(Choo Loke Sinn second from right)
This picture has to be posted because i have to give some credit to the camera owner,he lent it to me and my friends to take some other pics so i have to repay him by promoting his name as PARADE SQUAD COMMANDER(CLS-Convent Light Street---nolar,Choo Loke Sinn).....this year all parade squad members so short...(no offence)
This year's CLHS Sports day is the worst sports day i've ever been to.......so few people.....
Wednesday, April 06, 2005
Mourinho on the training ground
Chelsea appear ready to challenge the depth of Jose Mourinho's dissatisfaction with the club's hierarchy by reportedly offering to up his pay by £1million a year. Mourinho is unhappy with the level of support he received from Chelsea following his UEFA touchline ban according to assistant Baltemar Brito. However, his agent, Jorge Mendes, has revealed that Chelsea have thrown a £5.2million-a-year three-year extension on to the table after club owner Roman Abramovich flew to London to join the contract talks.
Tuesday, April 05, 2005
Today,I and I repeat I made the class clap........i was so proud,interested in what i did?no doubts right?Let me start the story........
Once upon a time,from a far far galaxy,came an unidentified creature with dark ugly skin,disgusting eye lids and popping eyes...........(note: you are reading the wrong passage,you may leave this weblog if you wish to know more about this alien.......lol just kidding)
The alien is a she...........her name can be split into two parts and translated into english and hokkien-----Sperm-a-Lanpa(testicals in hokkien)!!!
We were talking about how parents neglected in instilling moral values into their children's path of personality shaping.Thus,she told us that she is a very responsible mar-the(mother in alien language).She teaches her son to study everyday when she goes back home.We talked about what the parents do in front of childrens will affect their thinking and they will do the same eg.if the father beats up the mother in front of the kid,most likely the kid will wack his wife in near future.
Let me continue......
So she told us that she has to wask his son when she forces her son to study.She asked us whether we know why?Before we get to answer she told us that her son will write one sentence and run one round all over the house and sit down to continue then run again so she has to slap him in order to make him stay still.I and I repeat I asked her taht you said children follows what their parents do say i said:"Teacher ar,then your parents always slap you last time?"The whole class laughed till their tears fall out.She went out
afterwards and everybody shouted:"Ji Yuan yeng ar!!!"(everybody wants to slap her)
The passage above is pure fiction,if there are any similarities please
note that it is just a coincidence.( YOU BELIEVE,BOH?)
If you feel like releasing your anger about this alien please leave a comment and somehow you will he happier.
Monday, April 04, 2005
Isn't it cool?
My school installed this wonderful astronomical telescope.......this is cool man......
The opening ceremony was held yesterday and the chief minister of penang Tan Sri Khor Tsu Koon came too.I haven't been able to get the real pic in such short time.Will post it as soon as i get it. Wait till you see the real pic,it's even better than this 3D graph!
Only School In Penang that have such an Equipment!!!Hooray to CLHS!!!
Roger Federer in Miami
No. 1 seed Roger Federer battled back against Spanish teenager Rafael Nadal to earn his first NASDAQ-100 Open Championship on Sunday in a five set thriller. After taking the first two sets 6-2, 7-6(4), Nadal was only two points from his first ATP Masters Series title in the third set tie-break, but Federer fought back to take the tie-break 7-5, proving why he is the world No. 1 and now 18-0 in finals. The Swiss regained top form taking the final two sets 6-3, 6-1 to earn his second consecutive ATP Masters Series shield after last week's victory in Indian Wells.
Sunday, April 03, 2005
Han Chiang Ex United for Lawrence a.k.a. LAWLEN's farewell at Gurney Drive.
(check out previous posts about him-center with black t-shirt)
This photo was taken last year when Lawrence's decided to leave Penang for further studies in Arizona,U.S.A. but in a blink of an eye he's now back in Malaysia and back to CLHS.He officially started this semester on April Fool's Day.What to say???
WELCOME BACK HOME!!!
Saturday, April 02, 2005
Guess What Is Their Relationship?
The guy on the left is my great Uncle Harry that lives in L.A.You can check on his site in my links' column.But who do u think is the one beside him?Guess...?Look like his sister?
She's my granma!!!!!!!Which is his mother!!!!
Can you imagine?She looks so young.You know why?Let me tell you.She is my idol.She is a disciplinarian.She controls her diet.She exercises frequently.She was a great dancer(former second runner-up of South-East Asia dancing championship).I bet you will be shocked if you get to ask me how old is she.
1.Sex is a beauty treatment. Scientific tests find that when women make love they produce amounts of the hormone estrogen, which makes hair shine and skin smooth.
2. Gentle, relaxed lovemaking reduces your chances of suffering dermatitis, skin rashes and blemishes. The sweat produced cleanses the pores and makes your skin glow.
3. Lovemaking can burn up those calories you piled on during that romantic dinner.
4. Sex is one of the safest sports you can take up. It stretches and tones up just about every muscle in the body. It's more enjoyable than swimming 20 laps, and you don't need special sneakers!
5. Sex is an instant cure for mild depression. It releases endorphins into the bloodstream, producing a sense of euphoria and leaving you with a feeling of well-being.
6. The more sex you have, the more you will be offered. The sexually active body gives off greater quantities of chemicals called pheromones. These subtle sex perfumes drive the opposite sex crazy!
7. Sex is the safest tranquilizer in the world. IT IS 10 TIMES MORE EFFECTIVE THAN VALIUM.
8. Kissing each day will keep the dentist away. Kissing encourages saliva to wash food from the teeth and lowers the level of the acid that causes decay, preventing plaque build-up.
9. Sex actually relieves headaches. A lovemaking session can release the tension that restricts blood vessels in the brain.
10. A lot of lovemaking can unblock a stuffy nose. Sex is a natural antihistamine. It can help combat asthma and hay fever.
(from left: ME,Yi Qiao,Chan Wei)
This was taken at Gurney Plaza.You can see our happy faces there.We went there to celebrate our wonderful achivement in our PMR.Actually this appointment was made when we were waiting anxiously in school for our results.We stood together beside the amphitheatre of our school(CLHShttp://www.clhs.edu.my/public/map.htm) and we are talking about which school gave out the results earlier and bla bla bla.Then we tell each other:"You are going to get 8As!","No lar,I didn't think I did well".Then we got fed up,so we decided that whoever that gets 8 straight As is going to give a treat to everyone of us,so it turned out that i got 8 so i had to BELANJA them at PIZZA HUT.