Religion for sale

Holy toast!

Can you believe this? Virgin Mary on toast? I've heard about accepting the body of Christ but eating Virgin Mary? What has religion come to these days? Is this fanaticism or commercialisation of religion? What on earth was the creator thinking when he made Virgin Mary toast press?

"Gee...wouldn't it be great to have stuff on toast? Maybe Virgin Mary?".

What da...?

Sometimes I wonder what has religion come to. Living here in Australia, you don't see many people who practise their faith openly. Seems a bit strange to me when we are encouraged in Malaysia to have freedom of choice and encouraged to embrace religion and live it. Plus staying next to a mosque and having the place swarming come Friday prayers. Why is it that not many people do that here?

Everyday, I travel to work by train and I see lots and lots of people reading newspapers, books, magazines, textbooks, notes...but today, for the first time, I saw someone take out the Holy Bible and read it. I don't know why but I was 'touched' (even then, that doesn't seem like the right word) to finally see someone freely practising his religion. But think about it...one out of thousands (bearing in mind I travel almost everyday, perhaps millions)?

Someone once told me that once people stop believing in religion, it will be the end of the world. How far away are we from that?


Too excited for words!

Can you believe it?

No, that has nothing to do with me. But it's still exciting!

I just received news from a close friend that his wife is 4 weeks pregnant!!! Not to jinx things or anything but I'm so excited for him and I think it's just EXCELLENT news!!! Congrats Futos & family and we look forward to seeing Jr No. 2 (not quite sure when but I'm sure there'll be pictures before we see Jr in the flesh!).

& no...not my turn yet!


If a man wants you...

Is this true?

§ If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away. If he doesn't want you, nothing can make him stay.
§ Stop making excuses for a man and his behaviour.
§ Allow your intuition (or spirit) to save you from heartache.
§ Stop trying to change yourselves for a relationship that's not meant to be.
§ Slower is better.
§ Never live your life for a man before you find what makes you truly happy.
§ If a relationship ends because the man was not treating you as you deserve then heck no, you can't "be friends." A friend wouldn't mistreat a friend.
§ Don't settle. If you feel like he is stringing you along, then he probably is.
§ Don't stay because you think "it will get better." You'll be mad at yourself a year later for staying when things are not better.
§ The only person you can control in a relationship is you.
§ Avoid men who've got a bunch of children by a bunch of different women. He didn't marry them when he got them pregnant, why would he treat you any differently?
§ Always have your own set of friends separate from his.
§ If something bothers you, speak up.
§ Never let a man know everything. He will use it against you later.
§ You cannot change a man's behaviour. Change comes from within.
§ Don't EVER make him feel he is more important than you are...even if he has more education or is in a better job.
§ Do not make him into a god! He is a man, nothing more nothing less.
§ Never let a man define who you are.
§ Never borrow someone else's man. Oh Lord! If he cheated with you, he'll cheat on you.
§ A man will only treat you the way you ALLOW him to treat you.
§ All men are NOT dogs.
§ You should not be the one doing all the bending...compromise is a two-way street.
§ You need time to heal between relationships...there is nothing cute about baggage... deal with your issues before pursuing a new relationship.
§ You should never look for someone to COMPLETE you...a relationship consists of two WHOLE individuals. Look for someone complimentary not supplementary.
§ Dating is fun...even if he doesn't turn out to be Mr.Right.
§ Maintain boundaries in how a guy treats you.
§ Make him miss you sometimes...when a man always knows where you are, and your always readily available to him - he takes it for granted.
§ Don't fully commit to a man who doesn't give you everything that you need. Keep him in your radar but get to know others.


The Boy From Oz!

Guess who's going to see Hugh Jackman?

I still can't believe we got tickets!!! Granted, it's not the best tickets in the world (and I've got a big hole in my pocket paying for 3 tickets)...but I'm going to see Hugh Jackman! Live! In the flesh (minutely of course. But I'm sure it'll be projected onto big screen. But still...in the flesh). I can just see Pugly salivating *grin* I haven't started feeling really excited yet...but I'm sure as the date draws close (we're going to see the show on the 29th of September), there'll be more stuff going on about it and I'll start looking forward to it.

As it is, we've got Eurobeat and Swan Lake on Ice next month...talk about becoming cultured *ahem* *grin* Eurobeat is supposed to be a spoof version of Eurovision (I think it's like a European Idol competition....not 100% on what it's supposed to be) but I'm sure I can tell you all about it after we go for the show next month.

Oh what fun!!!


Say a littl' prayer for you

As a sign of respect for the passing of baby Smokey & baby Spotty, let us all offer a prayer for Pugly and her baby kittens. May those littl' furballs (wherever they may be), and my dear grieving friend, find peace. I found this on a website and hope it brings you some comfort Pugly...hang in there.
A Kitty’s Thanks
I know you’re feeling sad,
but there’s no need to be —
even if I can’t be there, purring
and rubbing around your feet.
I’ve still got a windowsill,
and warm places in the sun.
Though no one really owns a cat,
for me, you were the one.
I know my time had come
and know that you did, too.
Please don’t think you did me wrong.
You did what you had to do.
You may be feeling guilty
that my life is at its end,
but please don’t feel that way.
Through memories, you’ll always be my friend.
— Author Unknown

& pigs fly!

Check this website out: http://www.freaknfunny.com/files/upload/draw-a-pig.swf


To be precise

I was thinking about my last post and what I said perhaps was not quite precise. Maybe I need to re-look at what I said about Australians. I suppose it was too generalist a statement to make. Not all Australians are like that...and I suppose the friendship offered is neither faked or contrived.

Perhaps the word I'm looking for is more self-centered/selfish. Some relationships are more "What's in it for me?" The gestures, comments, conversation... it's all 'me, me, ME!'. There's no lepaking just for the sake of being together and enjoying each other's company. Which is such a shame because that's the only time you get to talk about nothing in particular, make nonsense remarks and relax.

Today, we went to The Blue Mussel Restaurant to celebrate Crab's birthday. It was good to hang out with the gang and chill. Ate too much food and had 'Death by Chocolate' (Pugly, you would have enjoyed it! Layers and layers of thick, rich chocolate cake!!!).
It's Penyu Comel's birthday as well! Spent some time talking with her on the phone...she & Crab share so many similarities even though they're not born in the same year. They're both into food, are short, love shopping and are lots of fun to hang out with and talk about absolutely everything and nothing to.

So to my Crab and my Cute Turtle, I dedicate this post to you both. Wishing you both a birthday filled with happy memories, good food and close friends to remind you that although you're getting older, you're doing it with people who love you heaps.
& now...it's time for the sleepy NinjaMoo to moooove her butt and jump over the moon, and into bed. Nite all.


To err is human...

...to Moo, bovine!


Today's quote comes complimentary from someone far away, who let a young calf drive his manual sports car a long, long time ago. [N.B. Did it without any engine failure either!] It's funny how close true friends really are, even though they are actually miles away.

Just the other day, I got an sms from an ex-colleague letting me know that she's leaving the company to be a full time mummy! How exciting for her! I can't wait to see her littl' kid. Kids are just adorable...but always the conversation comes back to "So when are you guys having kids?" Answer: Not just yet.

Anyway, getting back to the subject at hand...Friendship. I have not been able to have the same sort of relationships I have with my Malaysian buddies compared to relationships I have with the Australians. Sure, they may seem polite and everything (and be all nice and whatnot in front of you) ...but it's just a show. There is no sincerity in the gestures. It seems so contrived and fake that you wonder if they truly HAVE friends at all!

A Mat Salleh who came for the wedding couldn't believe how we welcomed her into the family and treated her just like one of us. She was blown away and has been raving about it ever since. Kinda makes you wonder what sort of environment did she grow up in. Makes you appreciate so much more how wonderful it is to be Malaysian. And how I can't wait to be back.

Did I mention I'll be back next year?