Wednesday, April 30, 2008

World of Warcraft (WoW)

I like to play a game called World of Warcraft (WoW), the game can be very adictive, some people playing for days on end.
Some people are surprised to find out that i am 43 years old and that i play WoW, most of the people who play the game are in their teens or 20's and mainly male, it is rare to find a female who is 43 i am told, i often dont tell people how old i am on purpose as i get annoyed with questions of why am i playing this, shouldnt i be looking after my family, shouldnt i be doing housework hehehehe oh well, i have to be different lol

I am one of the rare ones, that plays for a few hours a day, but dont have a need to play all the time, nor do i spend every hour of the day thinking of the game.

On Tuesday nights, usually every week the company who runs WoW (Blizzard) do mainteance on the game, it is usually down every week for around 8 hours but not always.

Some people i know spend that time reading up on different sets of armour you can get, or how to run different Raids, i dont and i am often asked why i havent watched a YouTube video of a certain raid, (im not playing the game properly).

I highest level you can get a character at the moment is 70, i have 2 level 70 characters, only 1 i play all the time, but i have also a level 55 character, last night some friends and i went into a certain area to do some quests, while there a certain weapon dropped, everyone is so excited that i got this weapon, myself i am like um yeah ok.....i dont tell the guys in the game this though as they would think i am weird.

It is a great game though to play if you want to talk to people from different countries, the Guild i am in is full of people mainly from Singapore, (they are teaching me a few words to say), it is fun to just find out a different way of how people are living.

So even though the game is adicitive i think the game is worth playing, espically if you are one of the people who arent able to get out of the house very much, you can talk to people to stop you from getting lonely (even though they are not your real friends), and you can learn about different countries at the same time

Hmm i think this sorta sounds like a report, but i am tpying this at 3.30am (im a night person)

Thursday, April 24, 2008

A.N.Z.A.C Day

A.N.Z.A.C day is celebrated on 25 April in Australia what A.N.Z.A.C stands for is


In 1915 Australian and New Zealand soldiers formed part of the allied expedition that set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula. They landed at Gallipoli on 25 April

In 1916 the date, 25 April, was officially named ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day became established as a national day of commemoration for the 60,000 Australians who died during the war.

There are many rituals we today associate with the day – dawn vigils, marches, memorial services, reunions, two-up games – they are firmly established as part of ANZAC Day culture.

On 25 April you can play Two Up, it is the only day of the year that it can be played legally in Australia, soldiers played this game entertaining themselves while they where in Gallipoli (two-up is played with 2 coins, if 2 heads come up you win, if 2 tails you loose, if one of each the coins are tossed again )

A typical ANZAC Day service starts with a Dawn Service, (at 4.28am-the exact time the time of the original A.N.Z.A.C landing) it starts when the bugle calls ‘Long G’ followed by ‘Last Post’

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Feet Binding

Ive started reading a book about a young Chinese girl how she grows into womanhood, it has a bit about foot binding and how girls from the age of 3 to 7 started the process of turning their feet into a shape that is known as The Golden Lotus , by the end of the process her feet should be no longer than 3-4 inches long.

Her big toe was left, the daughters' feet would first be soaked in warm water or animal blood and herbs bandage was wrapped from the back of the foot to around the other four toes, the special potion that was used for this caused any dead flesh to fall off. She would have her toe nails cut as short as possible therefore not allowing them to grow into the foot. the girl then had to walk around like this so that her toes would break pushing the foot inwards making a fold. The bandages, which were ten feet long and two inches wide where taken of every 2 days her feet cleaned with the potion and the bandages would be replaced again (the bandages where soaked in warm water and as the dried they would constrict, making the bandage tighter on the foot).

Even after the process was finished, which took around 2 years women were rarely seen without anything on their feet

In the book it says that women did this to show their future mother in laws that they could live with childbirth as they had gone through pain already by having their feet binded. Men also found looking at their wives feet sexually exciting, the folds of the skin represented the folds of the women's pubic area.

Depending on where you lived, and the life the girl lived also determined whether the girl had her feet binded or not, if she was to work in the fields or help in the house as a servant she was more than likely to not have had her feet bound, so that she could walk around easily
With reading this book i wanted to know a little more.

The historical origins of footbinding are frustratingly vague, although brief textual references suggest that small feet for women were preferred as early as the Han dynasty. The first documented reference to the actual binding of a foot is from the court of the Southern Tang dynasty in Nanjing, which celebrates the fame of its dancing girls renowned for their tiny feet and beautiful bow shoes. The practice apparently became the standard for feminine beauty in the imperial court, spreading downward socially and geographically as the lower classes strove to imitate the style of the elite.

If you want to know more about Chinese feet binding
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Monday, April 21, 2008


I love to read poetry and have one that sits in my head all the time as it is so simple, but explains alot i think it goes like this
To see her was to love her
Love for her
and only her

Another poem i love is by E E Cummings

I carry your heart with me

i carry your heart with me(i carry it
in my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Vegemite Painting

Ive always been interested in art and i know this painting was done ages ago, but i have never been able to find a picture of this painting

Stef Chard turned to Vegemite to paint Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

I think it is really clever how she has done this, i would never have thought you use vegemite to paint a picture.

I wonder though did she have to add something to the vegemite to make it thinner, as vegemite is a pretty thick medium to paint with.

My favourite type of paintings are Landscapes, but i do like other types as well.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Never Judge the Cover

When people first look at me, they see a nice person (who i am), I am also one of those people that looks shy and maybe a bit of a book worm, but am pretty far from that. There is a saying that "you should watch shy people", and well with me you should

I am often told that i speak differently to others, not sure how i do..maybe i should ask someone one day.

This afternoon someone came to the door to try to sell me a different phone service and broadband service, i wasn't interested, but mentioned that i play World of Warcraft, she looked at me then said that i am surprising, that i don't look like the type of person who would play this game.

How am i supposed to look?

Is it because i am older than most people who play the game?

Shows you cant judge a person by its covers can you.......

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Bizarre English Translations

In a Tokyo Hotel: Is forbitten to steal hotel towels please. If you are not person to do such thing is please not to read notis.

In a Paris hotel elevator: Please leave your values at the front desk.

In a Yugoslavian hotel: The flattening of underwear with pleasure is the job of the chambermaid.

In the lobby of a Moscow hotel across from a Russian Ortho- dox monastery: You are welcome to visit the cemetery where famous Russian and Soviet composers, artists, and writers are buried daily except Thursday.

On the menu of a Swiss restaurant: Our wines leave you nothing to hope for.

In a Hong Kong supermarket: For your convenience, we recommend courteous, efficient self-service.

On the door of a Moscow hotel room: If this is your first visit to the USSR, you are welcome to it.

Two signs from a Majorcan shop entrance: English well talking. - Here speeching American.

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I grew up with a parent that drunk, and was a wasent to great at times, and today i stumbled upon some pictures that upset me, brought back some not too good memories, my father yelling at me for no reason, never being around when i needed someone, being told i would never amount to anything stuff like that.

I thought i would add these pictures, the one to do with childrens drawing is the one that upset me the most.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Hello Blog World

My first message, not sure what to write or how i really want this to look like, but im making sure i put my first post in so that its done