Archive for February, 2009

My 20 hours of f(l)ame

February 14, 2009

Some time ago, I was flamed in a forum. Why? I have no idea. Maybe because the fact that I own a blog? I don’t know.

Some bitter fool posted my picture (a very unflattering one at that) from my blog and copy pasted my profile section and called the thread “Shin chan”, thinking it was so funny or smart or witty…you get my drift. This person initiated this thread and waited for other people to start commenting.

How did I know this? My Statcounter showed massive high hits for that day and I checked. The hits mostly came from the forum, from that specific thread. As I read through the comments, I couldn’t help but chuckle. That was my initial reaction. I thought it was hilarious because here I am, a nobody in the so-called blogging world, was getting called names and insulted. In fact, some didn’t make sense at all. Let me give you some examples:

-unpossible! “A CLueLeSs PeRSoN’s LaiR” 3 words out of 4 say “NO!!!!”

-what shit is this? fat gal blog u also visit.

-owh shit

-lamely

-owhhh – 9000 for good looks.

-i shuddered, and cried.

Anyway a report was made and the thread was deleted in 5-10 minutes. Kudos to the moderators at Lowyat.net forums for their promptness in responding to the issue. The whole thing started at like 4pm and was taken down by noon the next day.

So why am I only blogging about it now? Well, aside from the free time I have lately, I don’t have much reasons. And since it’s Valentine’s day and all, I figured I would “share the love”. I’m not trying to point out that I was victimized or anything (although I was :P), I just don’t understand it.

I am sarcastic. I embrace it. I tell many MANY people I am sarcastic. Yes I am fat, I am pleasantly plump, I am overweight, bla bla bla…so what? I already know all that. I’m so ugly I made you shuddered and cried? That’s pretty talented if you ask me. I could be rich and have a show in Vegas by now.

It is mean to insult people but it doesn’t bother me that much. What bothers me is the reason behind it.

ANYWAY…

It got me thinking why would people do such a thing. Okay, if you dislike me so much, drop me an email, leave me a message on Meebo. Tell me what’s your beef or the easiest thing to do is NOT read my blog. Why be such a coward and “anonymous” and throw insults at me. I’m not even some popular blogger. I dislike some people in the blogging world but I don’t go around flaming them in forums or my blog. I don’t talk publicly about them in my blog. In fact, I don’t talk bad about people I personally don’t know in real life in my blog.

I may not be some “famous” blogger with a hate-site but in a way I can understand how it feels to be treated that way. In fact, what I went through was almost nothing compared to what they face in a daily basis. I will admit I do read those blogs sometimes and discuss it with my friends. That’s just about the extent of it.

I’m not saying that it’s wrong for people to point out the wrong doings of others. Believe me, I’m a firm believer of finding out the truth. However, I think there should be a line between the core truth and pure childish insensitive truth. For example, calling me fat. Yes, it is the truth. It is also childish and insensitive. The truth is I have bad eating habits. Hence I am fat. That is the core truth.

I don’t mean to preach like I’m some saint. I’ve said time and time again that I’m no angel. I’ve done bad evil things during the course of my life. I talk bad about people, I gossip about people, I lust for evil greasy food, heck I even make childish insensitive comments about people. I don’t, however, dedicate my life to making fun of other people so that I can feel good about myself. I’m not that pathetic nor am I that bitter.

I don’t mean to ramble so much but this is after all a space for me to express myself. My apologies for rambling so much but if it bothers you that much and you’re smart enough, you should’ve closed the window by now. *smirk*

P/S: I have an idea on who “flamed” me, so if you’re reading this, GET A LIFE and stay outta mine. Thanks.

Apologies…

February 8, 2009

For the absence.

I’ve been busy, with Chinese New Year, the thesis and all. All being the general mundane daily crap that I do, breathing… eating… sleeping… talking…etc, which when I think about it bears no significance to even pen down…

ANYWAY…

I’m done with it (thesis) for now as I await the supervisor’s comments for the I-dunno-how-many-times-th. But the waiting comes AFTER I email him later lah. I was writing the “Acknowledgement” section the other day and found myself in awe that I’m this close to finish line (I hope). It’s quite a surreal feeling considering all the “trouble” I’ve been through thus far.

I keep praying that this draft is THE draft that gets approved for submission. After submission, all I can do is pray I pass, which is likely. Not because I think I’m super smart but if it gets passed by my supervisor, it should be passed by the external reader (I hope). Okay I’m making myself hyperventilate with the what-ifs scenarios in my head. *Be optimistic*be optimistic*cross fingers*cross toes*cross eyes*

I can safely say that I’ve done it the best I can under the circumstances. Of course it can be better, with time. Just like everything else can be better with time.

Hyperventilation aside…

Needless to say I’m way WAY behind on my posts, I still have a gazillion pictures from my trip to post up. Will sort those out when I want to. :P

For the time being, I just want to relax and enjoy being a slug…until my next meeting with the supervisor.

Since tomorrow is Chap Goh Meh, I still have time to wish everyone a prosperous and ox-picious year ahead. :P

Have a good week guys.

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