Happy

I guess it is fair to say that I live a rather happy / contented life.

I mean, sure waking up to go to work is a bitch but hey everyone has to do that. LOL.

Other than that, I actually have pretty much everything covered. I get access to games I enjoy (lies! I don't have any games to play *stares at tonnes of game icons on desktop and PS3 titles) and I have the company of my love everyday without fail.

Add to that, I even have 3 adorable dogs at home with me everyday.

Thus, whenever I'm off work, I cannot help it but to head home right away just to enjoy myself with entertainment and company of my loved ones.

This is of course a problem as I secretly (lies!) wants to obtain visible abs before I hit 30.

Of course with the current rate of things going, it is going to be a long stretch. LOL.

Regards
Robb

My Childhood

I'm back!

And Dan, you didn't say anything wrong. I just got lazy.

Thanks to your comment which I was too lazy to reply, I'm writing this post to share more about my childhood.

I come from a rather traditional family (of course,adjectives are relative, so in my case traditional in relative to my peers' or what I felt other families would be like).

Let's paint and set the background a little;
- Man of the house has absolute say for everything, no explanation nor justification required
- Children are to obey instructions from adults no matter what.
- Never ever ask why
- Can't leave the house on your own to explore the neighborhood (never even been to the playground on my own thus no friends at all before I went to school)
- You are expected to be have according to your gender (girls will have to be polite, wash the dishes, do housework, guys have to... well not much drawbacks but shows chivalry and never hit a girl)

Now the above is clearer let's paint my characteristics when I was growing up;
- Mischievous and always against rules as I don't understand the need of them (no thanks to the no explanation clause), getting hit from my parents was not uncommon (yes traditional families hit their child from where I come from, LOL)
- Enjoy being happy - games, television and basically anything that makes me smile
- Attention seeker (I love getting compliments from any family members and by that I meant aunts, relatives and parents)

As a result of the above I was actually very expressive of my thoughts and sometimes even putting them into action. My elder sister on the other hand were different from me as I felt (I'm not them so I can't really say they are this way) that they were;
- Obedient
- Takes precautions and will not take much risks in exploring

Naturally my younger sister follows her elder sister since they are both girls (she has her own personality but in the younger days, she did just follow).

Due to the clashing characteristics, we were always at odds with each other and most of the time my sisters get the upper hand (refer traditional gender roles, guys - chivalry, not supposed to bully girls bla bla bla) and boy did I get into a lot of pain due to them. LOL

So technically if you are asking if I have unpleasant experience with girls during my childhood, I would say it kinda contributed that I didn't exactly enjoyed my sisters' company as friends as much. To add to that, I never ever had any close female friends in my entire life.

Due to this vacuum I fell for the first person outside my family who treated me well and I think that changed how I felt towards guys and girls. LOL. Check the sidelink under My Life Story if you are interested.

Anyway, the only thing that stood prominent in my childhood for me was that I was fat, enjoyed the attention from everyone because I was quite bright (scored pretty well during examinations throughout my elementary school days) and I love video games and television. :)

Ah good ol' times. Won't wanna go back though as I do enjoy my current life as well.

There you have it. I'm back. I'll try to blog more but no promises as you can check from my recent entries I've promised this so many times and yet I keep breaking them. LOL.

I'll write whenever I write. ;)

Cheers
Robb

Readers & Gays

It is no surprise that one of the factors that keep a blogger going on writing is the readers.

Knowing that someone is actually reading, interpreting or understanding what you are sharing on your blog is awesome. You know what's better? The reader actually leaving a comment. Industry rate of actual number of readers ratio over comments is actually about 1%-5% depending on your site's traffic. Technically it means if your site is very popular, your readers who comment ratio is usually much lower.

Thanks to Dan's comment on my previous post. I'm a little inspired to keep on writing but I'm not sure how long this would last but hey, I'm trying. :D

Anyway, since hardly anyone reads this blogs anymore, I guess I can get a little explicit with my gay life here. After all, it was one of the reasons why people liked my blog to begin with, long time ago. LOL.

Thought of some interesting questions I would like to answer myself about my gay life and I thought I'd ask myself one and write about it every now and then.

What makes you gay? God? Your choice? Or?
I'm not sure if I shared it before but I always enjoy sharing this part. While it is easy to lie back and just say this is how I am and I am born this way I actually see homosexuality as a choice. I would actually say I made a choice to be gay when I felt that I would be much happier being with another guy than a girl.

While it is not easy to dispel traditional thinkers saying that you're born this way thus you made that choice, but it is a chicken and egg situation cause I'd dispel your your thoughts by saying you're complied to say that because blaming the way you are born you're taking 1 step back from being responsible for your deciscion/choice/actions and say this is the act of God that you're behaving the way you are.

That's just nasty because various other groups such as NAMBLA (google it up), necrophilia and even child molesters are started to plea that they were born the way they are and cannot help it just because gays get away with it.

How freaking hard is it to say you choose to be gay because you're happier being gay? Okay fine, perhaps not everyone is happy but the drift is you feel at peace with yourself for being gay. That's the first part that justified your decision in my opinion.

Well, there is nothing wrong if you disagree with my views because these views are mine alone as I've not openly climb for public support on this matter (as if there are no other important things to raise awareness about, LOL). But everytime I hear gays say the words "I Can't Help It, I was Born this Way", my mind goes "Yea, just like the rapist was born to be interested in non consensual sex, murderers to be interested in taking lives away and criminals to be interested in breaking laws".

So yea, if anyone asked if I'm gay because I'm born this way or I chose to be gay, I'd say I chose to be gay, loud and proud because I'm happy with my choice.

Regards
Robb

Complain without any action

Most of us suffer under this condition. Me included I think, but I do like to think I take more action for things I really give a damn about.

If I don't take action, I'm merely complaining for the sake of complaining but accepting the fact I want to be subjected to the thing that makes me complain. LOL.

There is no right or wrong in life, but only decisions, actions, consequences and interpretations of what has happened which was crafted for a specific reason. There is no such thing as a neutral interpretation as there is never sufficient neutral words in the world to paint an incident neutral. Thus most neutral interpretations often paint what they share about happenings in the past as what was reported by certain parties to show they are quoting sources and some may even put remarks that they find it hard to believe on certain reports.

It is no surprise after all that the victors write history and never the losers.

Complaining for god knows why
Robb

Bla Bla Bla

There will be lots of short updates as I do believe I no longer have what it takes to write long posts.

Anyway, life has been mundane. But I am enjoying 2 things at the moment
- Reading Starcraft novels
- Playing Roller Coaster Tycoon 3

They are both technically not new stuff but I just got to doing them and I do enjoy them a lot.

I've always been a big fan of fantasy stories - especially if it relates to a game I played before. Thus, World of Warcraft novels are definitely a big hit to me (except for the latest - Shadows of Horde Vol'jin story, damn stupid novel with hardly any storyline). In fact, I have all the novels under the Warcraft banner and I just started one for Starcraft. So far, the story and delivery did not disappoint. Let's see how it goes if I'll go on buying more Starcraft novels to read.

Simulation management games have always been my favorite. My first ever game of such type was Holiday Island and it was awesome except the fact the game will keep crashing if you ever build (or let your opponent build) an event such as Miss Beach or something like that cuz the News keep popping up and causing nuisance for god knows how long (you'd need to bid to win the rights to organized the event then don't organize it, LOL).

Then I discovered damn lots more but the best ones were on 2 branches.
- Settler/Zues/Pharoah/Emperor Rise of the Middle Kingdom
- Transport Tycoon, Roller Coaster Tycoon, Zoo Tycoon 1, Roller Coaster Tycoon 2

The first type was building cities and having building spawn walkers to evolve your housing - getting more population, building awesome monuments and what not. The second type was managing an empire to generate revenue for yourself. Both types are awesome but I can hardly find anything worth playing these days (new ones).

I initially pushed Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 to the side due to the fact it was 3D and I thought it was no longer the same engine for the previous games. Boy was I wrong when I gave it a try after 8 years the game has been released. The only 3D thing about it is that you can rotate the camera easier (for building rides, it is awesome). and u get to see your guests a bit more 3D-ish (trust me, 2004 3D guests aren't exactly top notched, LOL) and plus, you get to ride your own rides and feel what people feel riding your roller coaster (not a big draw for me, but hey, when you need to throw time away to get some income stack for a big construction, go ride some of your rides).

All in all, Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 is awesome and I do feel I'll spend a lot of time on it. Starcraft novels would probably be an on off thingy when I have money to buy a new novel every now and then. :P

Living my life happy
Robb