Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A Poem I Wrote Last Night

The flutter of the butterfly
as it spreads its wings to fly
reminds me of that autumn day
as we watched the waves go by
the day you told me it would never work
that we had to break apart
we weren't the same people now
our love had lost is spark
two winters now have gone since then
of that one fateful day
for i was that butterfly
left broken on display

Getting IT Training

These days to get a job anywhere it is a good idea to have some IT training. Most jobs you will go for will ask how much IT training you may have had and the more you have the more impressed they seem to be with you.

I do a volunteer job where i doing basic computer work, publish a newsletter, and use photoshop.
Every time i go in I'm surprised how many people are not sure how to use a computer, from the simplest thing like using a mouse to typing a letter.

Ive shown people how to make a email account, how to go into a website (mainly job sites) so they can see what jobs are available, and how to apply for any of the jobs that may be on the site.

I have found doing the computer course i have done, i have much more confidence in everyday life, showing when i go for a job interview that i find education and keeping my education up to date important.

A few years ago i went to a college for an IT Course, during this time i couldn't do my voluntary work. While looking online for the same course i found many schools that have subjects i can do, but the IT certificate you get after having done the course means nothing. With Cisco which has a reputable image, you can do the IT Course online and know your certificate will open up some doors.

With Cisco certification you can start with a basic course in security (Network Security Specialist, Security Administrator and Network Security Support Engineer) the next level of security will allow you to manage and create end-to-end secure networks, then a more specialised course with security.

When you are doing the course you never have to worry you are alone, there is a Discussion Area that you can talk to others who are doing the course, and Cisco representatives.

Sponsored by Cisco

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Design a Coke Bottle

There is a website you can go to called Design the World a Coke, you can design what you think a Coca-Cola bottle should look like.

You need to make an account and from there you go ahead and start, after you have made the bottle you save it, so then others can look at your design.
You can also mash together your design with another persons design to get a new look

Others can go to the site and see what designs you have made. I have made one so far

My artist name is Ausn if you would like to go look at my design

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Epic Flying Mount

I have 2 characters that i play in a game called World of Warcraft all 70 (the maximum level you can get too).
One of my characters a Mage i call Tinyhaed, had quite alot of money sitting on it 8.000 gold.

My newest character a Paladin called Boras didnt have an Epic Flying Mount, and to buy one they cost 5.200, so last night after flying on my normal flying mount i couldnt handle it anymore, they are so damn slow.

So now Boras has an Epic Flying Mount as well, so much easier to get to places now, is sooo much fun

Friday, July 25, 2008

Social Spark

I have joined a group that allows me to make money while i blog, and get to know people from around the world while reading their blogs. Its a bit like face to face networking but over the computer

The place its called Social Spark.

My name on there is Ausn, add me as a friend or ask me a question if your unsure what to do

What you do is you search the offers that are available there are Sponsored Posts (pay a certain amount to write about them), Blog Sponsorships (an amount of money per day) and Sparks (no money,but free advertising)

There are two different types of accounts you can make either an Advertiser or a Blogger.

As an advertiser, you can ask people to write about your blog or even have a link added, where else can you get advertising for free.

A Blogger, write what you know about, get to know people and have fun

So why not go have a look today and see what Social Spark can do for you

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Some Poems

These are some more Poems i have written, i thought i had lost them, but found the paper i had written them on, so im adding them here in case i loose the paper again

My heart grows heavy
with the sound of beating
your hair brushed forward
just right, hiding not revelling
your scream but just whispers
your sight disappearing
darkness welcomes you
cuddling and appeasing

I wrote this poem after i saw my neighbour getting abused by her then boyfriend, all was settled after the police came
Deep inside the brown earth growth
a light shining brightly for all its worth
mud splatters and covers
trying to hide the shine
but the light grows stronger
biding its time
knowing that one day
the earth will move
and the light will shine freely
for me and for you
This was written during a bad night of sleeping

Add Ons for your Blog

I have been looking around for things i could add to my blog to get a bigger audience than i now have, and i thought that some other people might be interested in seeing these as well.

Blog Catalog - Bloggers, BlogCatalog is the place for you to connect with other bloggers, become a better blogger, attract more blog readers,

Community Advertising - the sole purpose is to advertise sites within different communities throughout the web to gain more exposure

Twitter - Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing

OpenWeb - Add some games to your Blog Page

Entrecard - register with people who have the same interests as you, you can read their site and leave a message then ask them to come look at your site

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Went out for dinner last night, i go to a church that has a womens night every month it seems, the time before we where shown how to cook something, this time some of the ladies brought some food in.

We had Chicken Soup (Thailand Style), Cabbage Rolls, different types of curries, Rice, Tabouleh, Hokous and Kafta.

Then a talk from the priests wife, talking about their life in Thailand and other parts of the worlds that they have lived.

Is a fun night, im not very religious so its good as they dont go on to much about religious stuff and welcome anyone to come along

Monday, July 21, 2008

My Most Favourite Movie

I love watching movies, the ones made these days are ok, but i think the movies made between 1940-1960 where much better.

Out of all the old movies i have watched my most favourite is The Picture of Dorian Gray, a friend got me a copy of the movie a few years ago, but i get afraid to watch it to much in case i ruin the tape and not have it anymore. But reading a movie website it seems the movie will be coming out in October this year on DVD, i am sooooo happy that i might be able to finally buy it.

The movie to me shows that when you do bad in life it will come back and bite you.

The movie is set in London 1886, it is about a man called Dorian Gray (Hurd Hatfield) who lives a life of wealth, one day he goes to a club that people of lower social economics would go to and hears a women called Sibyl Vane (Angela Lansbury) sing a song and he finds himself falling in love with her.
Dorian has a friend Lord Henry Wotton (George Sanders) who suggests that Dorian find out if this women loves him for him or for his money, from there things start to go bad.

Meanwhile Dorian is getting a portrait of himself painted, whenever Dorian does anything bad it goes into the painting instead of himself, making it that Dorian never ages or grow old.

There is a great ending to do with Dorian's portrait, but i don't want to ruin the movie for anyone who things they might like to watch it

Sunday, July 20, 2008


Today i made some Cheese Scones, to most people that might not seem very much, i can cook pretty well and most of my food tastes great, but to make scones i seem to have a problem with them.

But today they worked out really well, its a pity i
didnt make more than i did, as with having a 21 year old male living with me, they all went within 5 mins, luckily i got some before he got to them lol

This is the Recipe i used for the Scones

Self Raising Flour. 250g,
Salt pinch
Dry Mustard ½ teaspoon
Cayenne pepper 1/8 teaspoon
Butter 30g,
Tasty Cheese, grated 125g,
Milk to mix 150ml.

Sift together the flour, salt, mustard, pepper, and the raising agent. Cut in the butter and rub to bread crumb consistency.

Add about 100g, of the grated cheese to the mixture, and blend in. Bind it all together with enough milk to form a soft dough.

Roll the dough out on floured board to 12mm, ½” thickness. Cut into about 15 rounds
Place on greased cooking sheet. Brush with milk and sprinkle with the rest of the cheese.
Bake in 200°C oven about 15 minutes. Cool the scones on a wire rack.
Serve with butter (if they're straight out of the oven they need nothing).

Saturday, July 19, 2008

If you where The President

Imagine you where the President of your country, what do you think you would change??

I would go first for the people that have loads of money, i would make it that any money that belonged to the immediate family would be counted as if the money belonged to them...

You see many rich people who are running a business, the business goes bankrupt and the next minute any money that once belonged to them is now given to the children or their spouse, meaning that they get away with having to pay money back.

The next think would be very rich people would have a percentage would be taken from their money each year and given to help Health Care and Schools.

Next i would look at different ways to make the export in my country higher.

Then look at what it costs per week for a person and family to live, making sure each person gets enough for food, petrol and entertainment

One thing i would try to do is make it that every person in my government for one month lives on the minimum amount of money that is needed, within that time they would have to work a normal 9-5 job without any perks, , find accommodation for themselves so they can see what it is like to have to pay rent, and live day to day like others do. They would have to do this at least once every 2 years to keep them grounded.

What would you do???

Friday, July 18, 2008

Doggie Ice Cream

I remember when i was younger i would love to give my dog ice cream that we ate, till my older brother told me that i shouldn't be giving my dog this ice cream, i never understood why. Seems that animals are Lactose Intolerant

Well it seems you can now buy Doggie Ice Cream, there is a company called Cold Nose Creamery and you can buy Ice Cream for your dog, i think its a great idea....

On really hot days im sure you would want to be able to help them cool down someway, well with this icecream you can and dogs love eating something different now and then, imagine the look in their eyes when you get this ice cream out of the freezer for them, they would be jumping around so excited knowing its just for them.

You can get this Ice Cream in flavours like Puppernutter, Pupper 'nilla, Pup o' Latte and Puppermint.

All the Ice Creams that Cold Nose Creamery are made with premium blend of lactose-free milk and soy milk.

So why not go to their website and order your dog some today Cold Nose Creamery


Yesterday i was playing one of those games you see in shopping centres where you put a coin in and a huge claw is moved around a bunch of fluffy toys and you try to grab one. I usually have pretty good luck with them.

Grabbing i got a litle spiderman, not really wanting it i was looking around for someone to give it too, thinking a child would like it.

Walking up to one person they looked at me as if i was strange and why did i want to give this toy away.

I found it a little sad that people these days are suspicious of everything, and kindness is no longer seen.

I did end up finding someone to give it too, and they where very happy, and thanked me for giving them the toy

Thursday, July 17, 2008

An earlist childhood memory

Do you ever sit or talk to people about your first childhood memory?

Well Perky from The 6 Senses of the Insane asked that question.....

One of my earlist childhood memories is standing in my front yard looking at my next door neighbours place. I think i was around 3-4 years old..
My father used to in the army and we lived in an area that had loads of familes who had someone in the army, there used to be a little boy who i used to play games with, one day he was no longer there and i used to stand at the fence between the yards looking at his house wondering when he was going to come out to play, one day i asked my mum where this boy was, my mum then told me that the family had moved, i was really sad as i had lost my play friend and we used to have loads of fun together.

When my mother passed away i was going through everything and found some letters that my parents used to write to each other while my dad was away in Vietnam war, they are quite amusing
It was like walking back in time reading some of the things i got up too, i , like getting a broom and cleaning the house for my mum (im sure i made more mess though), my mum asking me who's girl i was, after saying everyone in the family me saying i was daddy girls.
I love reading these letters now and then and have placed them in a folder so they are no longer folded over, hopefully they will be ok in years to come.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

World Youth Day

World Youth Day is a youth-oriented Roman Catholic Church promotional event. It celebrates the Catholic faith, young people are invited without discrimination

World Youth Day was initiated by Pope John Paul II in 1984. It is celebrated on a diocesan level annually, and at a week-long international level every two to three years at different locations.

This year it is being held in Sydney
An estimated 150,000 pilgrims from around Australia and the world chanted sang and danced their way to Barangaroo* (1), near Sydney's Darling Harbour.

The opening mass was delivered by Cardinal George Pell, the leader of the Catholic church in Australia. He offered greetings in the four official language groups, before addressing the English-speaking pilgrims of the world.

Part of the celebrations included, the pre-mass celebrations at Barangaroo included a flag ceremony followed by the arrival of the WYD cross and a large religious icon depicting Madonna and child, both of which have traveled around Australia for the past 12 months.

Casey Donovan, the singer who rose to fame on the reality talent show Australian Idol, then joined other indigenous performers, including dancers and didgeridoo players from around Australia and the Torres Strait Islands.

Cheers rang out as Prime Minister Kevin Rudd took the stage with a wave to welcome the faithful in several languages, including German, Italian and French.
To the Australian pilgrims, he said: "G'Day, and have a great time Down Under".
Our first reading today was from Ezekiel, with Isaiah and Jeremiah, one of the three greatest Jewish prophets," Pell said.

(1)The area Barangaroo was once known as "East Darling Harbour".

The name "Barangaroo”, is in honour of an important indigenous woman from Sydney's early history who was a colourful and powerful figure in the story of the first colonisation of Australia.

Barangaroo was also the wife of Bennelong, after whom Bennelong Point - the site of the Sydney Opera House - is named. This means that the naming also completes an historical bookending between the eastern and western points of Sydney's CBD.

Funeral Today

I had to go to a funeral today of a good friend of mine, her name is Bromwyn Donovan, she was only 53 years old, her last few years werent very good for her, life got harder for her to live and move around.

Going from a women who could drive and had an active social life to being basically housebound and no longer being able to drive.

A friend and i would take turns to going to her house on the weekend, ringing her, making sure she socialised just checking that she was all ok.

It is sad to see her leave and i will miss her more than she knows

Bromwyn Donovan
1955 - 2008

Monday, July 14, 2008

World of Warcraft (WoW)

I love playing a game called World of Warcraft (WoW)

The highest you can get a character at the moment is 70, i am on my way to my third level 70 character, at times i feel so like a nerd as i have some many level 70 characters.
The first character i made is called Squg, a Dwarf Hunter, my 2nd a Gnome Mage called Tinyhaed (spelt that way on purpose), my 3rd one which is level 68 atm is a Human Paladin called Boras.

With these 3 characters i go around and kill monsters and collect things so i can get to 70.
Once your character gets to 70, you get to go into raids that can take easily 6 hours to do, by doing these raids you get better armour and equipment for your character, making you more powerful and easier to kill things, even other people

There are 2 factions in the game Alliance and Horde, in certain areas you can kill each other, often people who are level 70 will go and kill someone of a lower level for the fun of it, which as the lower level person can be really annoying.

This game of course can be pretty addictive, people spend days on end in this game, at the start im sure i was addicted to it, but now i am less so..I make sure i get things done during the day before i allow myself to get on the computer to play WoW, while your playing time seems to go past very very fast, and hour feeling like 20 minutes.

Also while playing the game you can use a voicechat program that allows you to talk to people anywhere in the world, i belong to a guild, which is a group of people you go and do raids with, my guild is mainly from Malaysia and Singapore, so it is quite fun listening to them talk and also talking to them