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Thursday, May 27, 2010

to all saints with love

ive got a pretty interesting reply for my previous entry which deserves audience. enjoy.

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OK, I'm bringing the fight over to here. Some quotes from Wiki:

- Currently, there is widespread scientific consensus that exposure to secondhand smoke is harmful. The link between passive smoking and health risks is accepted by every major medical and scientific organization, including:

* The World Health Organization
* The Centers for Disease Control
* The United States Surgeon General
* The United States Environmental Protection Agency[99]
* The Australian National Health and Medical Research Council[105]
* The United Kingdom Scientific Committee on Tobacco and Health[106]

* The governments of 168 nations have signed and currently 164 have ratified the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which states that "Parties recognize that scientific evidence has unequivocally established that exposure to tobacco smoke causes death, disease and disability."

- The International Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health Organization concluded in 2004 that there was sufficient evidence that secondhand smoke caused cancer in humans.

- A British study reported that exposure to secondhand smoke increases the risk of heart disease among non-smokers by as much as 60%, similar to light smoking.

- Evidence also shows that inhaled sidestream smoke, the main component of secondhand smoke, is about four times more toxic than mainstream smoke."

- Secondhand smoke is popularly recognized as a risk factor for cancer in pets."

- Animals like dogs, cats, squirrels, and other small animals are affected by not only second-hand smoke inhalation, but also nicotine poisoning... Littered cigarette butts from smokers are a problem for small animals that mistake them for food."


So, let's see........ your lifestyle choices are more important than the health of others? Fuck you.

And for those of you who claim that Wikipedia is unreliable, you're supposed to read the citations, silly.

OK, so suppose you say non-smokers can fuck off. Then I say why don't YOU fuck off? Simple reason: There are times when being exposure to second-smoke is unavoidable unless legislation is put into place. E.g., restaurants (people need to eat), work place (people need to work), toilets (people need to shit), parks (people need to sweat), beaches (people need to see turtles), clubs (people need to grind), bars (people need to get laid, uhh, I mean, drink).

http://www.facebook.com/l/2b60b;en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoking_ban
would help you see why this is important, such as:

- In the first 18 months after Pueblo, Colorado enacted a 2003 smoking ban, hospital admissions for heart attacks dropped by 27% while admissions in neighbouring towns without smoking bans showed no change.

- UK's Bar Workers' Health and Environment Tobacco Smoke Exposure (BHETSE) study found the percentage of all workers reporting respiratory symptoms, such as wheezing, shortness of breath, cough and phlegm production, fell from 69% to 57%.

- A comprehensive smoking ban in New York was found to have prevented 3,813 hospital admissions for heart attacks in 2004.

You will note there's one (only one) contradictory study, but it was carried out by non-health professionals.

Also, this might be new to you, but
http://www.facebook.com/l/2b60b;www.nytimes.com/2009/01/03/health/research/03smoke.html?_r=1
shows the effects of third-hand smoke. So yeah, even if you do not smoke directly in front of a non-smoker, there are all these particles that you carry with you or are left behind, that will be inhaled by them.


Anyway, on a kinder note, this website might help you see past your defensive rationalization mechanisms at work when it comes to smoking:

http://www.facebook.com/l/2b60b;quitsmoking.about.com/cs/junkiethinking/a/rationalization.htm
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a. I don't own pets
b. I agree second hand smoking increases the risk of you having cancer compared to those not exposed - like when i agreed that if you go to the jungle and wrestle a bear, you are more likely to die compared to those staying at home.
c. In sum, I've already agreed that smoking does not contribute positively to health. anymore pasted facts on that i consider porn for grandma. its like watching re-runs of little house on prairie in the afternoon.
d. I also agree that sometimes it is unavoidable to avoid the lifeless, shapeless, spineless inanimate smoke in public places. But i have a solution for that, either ban smoking in those places (which you can't - and i'll explain this later) or avoid it in the first place. avoid the unavoidable.
e. The reason why it is called a public place is solely because it is maintaned by tax payers money. unless if you want to go down to "how much we paid tax" last year, let it still be a public place.
f. If the world has endorsed smoking as badass, then ban it already. now except for perhaps a number of districts and states think why they haven't done it. mostly because they can't. the economy is like a big giant orgy made by pockets of orgy. the bigger pocket is usually more important than the lesser one. talking further about this will lead to you becoming an anti capitalist and i shall try to avoid that.
g. Since you can't ban smoking entirely, and apparently it is so difficult to avoid cigarette smoke, on top of that it is four times more toxic than actually smoking it, why don't you go get a pack and reduce your risk by four times.
h. everyone's a junkie at something. you are boring if you don't have one.
i. your reply confirms what i said... that we are all selfish, it goes down to you saying fuck you to me and me replying with a big fu too. i hope we are both not offended.
j. when i was a kid, i knew an ice cream seller who annoyed basically everyone in the neighbourhood with his funky-epileptic-cheap disco ice cream tune. one day one neighbour told him off in which he replied, "lu tak suka, lu pindah pigi hutan la!"
k. i'll catch you around. :)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

berasap-asap.

we all know that.

smokers are pretty much second class citizen compared to non-smokers.

but smoking. boy isn't it fantastic. its like a reset button. whatever it does to me, it works. on top of that, cigarette smoke gives you a mythic appearance, imagine appearing from a dark corner with minimal lighting, croony jazz tune and cigarette smoke.

until your mom spoils it.

obviously smoking doesn't contribute positively to health but i'm saying this - so are a lot of other things. like car racing in sepang, transmission towers, concrete slabs in hartamas, mcdonalds, drinking teh tarik, drinking coke - owh! almost all negeri sembilan food are nothing but heart attack on a plate (no offence), ive seen a lady who eats roti canai every day which means at least she eats 20 pieces of roti canai a month at minimum - surely smoking increases my chance of getting the obvious lung cancer, but i avoid eating rice on weekdays, surely it pretty much squared it out doesn't it? so how is that different with cigarettes?

lets see.

nope.

can't think of any.

wait. maybe this. a few years back, when i first started, i found out how easily people get annoyed by cigarette smoke. many women were repelled as they waved condescendingly the inanimate lifeless smoke away. and many times i was lectured about... horrible things that happen to you being a second hand smoker. pretty hyperbolic though its like yea, you are telling me this but your food blog explains your figure at the same time.

so between overconsuming carbo and smoking, the only parallel comparison is that, people are lame and obnoxious and we are all on a constant justification trip point-to-point. whether or not they realise it is a different thing. other people could die, but not me. and since i do not consume nicotine, i am ok. and a selfish too.

i guess - that's ok. cause i am by design - a selfish anyway. and i do believe a man can be an island. i have always been prepared to only exist in people's memory lapses. on top of that i am easily annoyed by things too, which means i could relate if one was annoyed by the inanimate, lifeless cigarette smoke.

but here's the thing. since cigarette smoke is inanimate, its lifeless and hence won't follow you around. if you see someone smoking and you hate it.

walk away.

we don't want you around anyway. tu je. :)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

i can crush you with my frontal lobe - easily

have you ever been told to... "hey, go do something with your life!"
and then you said... "i am doing something with my life"
and then they said... "oh yea? like what?"
and then you said... "ok, ok, fine get off my back!"

first of. whoever told you to do something with your life is an asshole.
you wanna know how an asshole look like? like this.



ok.
now while they are all assholes, you are a douche.
you wanna know what you look like?



yeah. that.
usually people think other people should go "do something with life" the way they do something with life.
while you can just ignore them - your job is to figure out what you wanna do.

and i have a thumb rule for that.
figure it out now.

not tomorrow or two weeks later or next year.
you gotta always figure it out.

you don't wanna end up a dead fish in the middle of a major oil spill.
cause oil spill is out of your control.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

decent is not enough

arman. born a malay.
went to a sekolah kebangsaan.
went on to sekolah menengah kebangsaan.
realised his life started when studying for pmr.
didnt do that well in pmr.
had fun when he was 16.
played football for school.
studied hard for spm.
he was worried of not getting a place in the university.
he did well.
got a place in a local university.
studied IT because he was fascinated with the internet.
mainly the Internet Relay Chat.
found love in university.
he graduated second class upper.

got a job as tech support in an oil company.
got married at 26.
had his first kid 2 years later.
bought his first MPV when he was 30.
that was when he got his second kid.
brought his family abroad to do his mba.
came back and became a manager.
bought a house a year later from his fat bonus.
nothing much changed 10 years later as he watched his kids grew.
loyal to the company til the day he retired.
retired a general manager.

perform Haj 3 years later.
was diagnosed with colon cancer at 60.
struggled with cancer for a year.
devoted his life to God.
was declared free of cancer at 63.
had granchildren.
and more grandchildren.
was again diagnosed by cancer at 68.
gave up trying a year later.
passed away the following year.
his family thought he had a decent life.

on his deathbed though.
he thought something was missing.
he realised he was living life on a path.
its like a man made formula to ensure continuity of system.
he thought something was missing.
he never found out what it was.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

you wanna know why ignorance is bliss?



birds were still chirping this morning. traffic, still bad. how much the world affect you is inverse to how happy you are.

pedulikkan.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

han solo terbang berdua




i want many things in life.
but sometimes i realise that i can't have them.
when i can't have them, i train myself to not want them.
which was depressing.

maybe.
its time for a change.