Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Mahatma Gandhi once said, 'The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated'.

Last year, it was the case of the abandoning of Pulau Ketam's dogs onto a nearby island, with no food and water, that caught global attention. This year, it is the Selayang Pound Scandal where dogs were purportedly starved to death and their carcasses dumped in garbage bins. Some of the dogs were also claimed to have died from tick fever, seeing as to how the pound was tick-infested. Have our hearts turned as hard as stone? What have the dogs done to deserve such treatment?

I was browsing through a blog (click here) when I came across articles on dog abuse. A dog was beaten up so badly that it had a gaping hole on its head. Both its eyes were eaten out by maggots. A good Samaritan took pity on it and brought it to a vet. Alas, the only thing the vet could do was to euthanise the dog to end its sufferings.

Sad to say, this is not the only story depicting the plight of our dogs that I happened to stumble upon. There was this other story where a dog had to be amputated because it was someone's sick idea of a joke to tie a wire so tightly around the dog's paw that it cut 3 cm into the bone. How would you feel if that was your leg??

Love thy neighbour as thyself, that is one of God's commandments, but how can I love people like this?

Written by a very angry and disappointed me.

Friday, February 19, 2010

The Ultimate Gift

One of the best movies I ever watched.

Not some silly romance movie. Nor is it a horror movie whose ending makes simply no sense at all where after watching it for two hours, I still don't understand what the movie is about-what a waste of time. I can be really picky when it comes to movies. So, when I say it's good, it really is! :)

No spoiler. Watch it for yourselves. It is a very meaningful movie. (It obviously is because I'm singing praises for it)

I attend Student Fellowship (SF) and this movie can relate very much to what I learnt. Don't retaliate even when you know you're right. When the time comes, the truth will be revealed and your accuser will be sorry for what he did to you.

Jason blamed his granddad for his father's death but his granddad just lived with it. He bore that pain every single day of his life. His son is dead and his grandson, Jason, hated him. Eventually, Jason learnt the truth-that his father died in a car crash, although it was already too late. But deep down, I know Jason loved his granddad dearly.

I'm reminded of how temporary life on Earth is. Be thankful for what you have and give thanks. The little girl in the movie was only nine years old but she suffered from Leukemia. She succumbed to the disease in the end.

The girl's mom was of course devastated but she managed to press on. God gave her that strength. I heard this a couple of days ago at SF: when you need God the most and you feel that He isn't there, that is when He is right there beside you, guiding you.

Here's another story.
A man was walking along a beach when he saw two sets of footprints.
So, he asked God, 'whose footprints are these?'
And God replied, 'they belong to you and Me. I will always walk beside you.'

Not long after that, the man faced troubles in life.
One day, while walking along that same beach, he saw some footprints but this time it was only one set of footprints.
He felt abandoned and he asked God, 'why have You left me?'
Here was what God answered him, 'you only saw one set of footprints because that was when I carried you.'

Sorry. That just slipped. I didn't mean to spoil the suspense. You can still watch it. I only revealed 20% of the movie.

Rating: Five stars

Plus point: The actor is cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Hehe.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Flabby tum

My first aerobic class was harder than I thought. It actually is more than just exercising along with the music. Oooooh... I barely managed to sweat out the sit ups. What a weakling. Sigh. I ended up laying flat on the mat, immovable, laughing myself silly. WhenwillIbeasfitastheinstructor?

It has been months (in fact, years) since I last exercised. I graduated from secondary school three years back, which means no more P.E. classes (for three years). And I, being a lazy bum, didn't take the initiative to go to the gym. Right. I'm paying the consequences now. I've got a spare tyre around my waist. T________T

Next up, squash lessons. We have a squash court right at the doorstep and coaching is free.

Gonna put my time to better use. (Been playing Spider Solitaire without even once winning. Okay, I'm not so pathetic. I did win on the rare occasion. But my win percentage is only 7%. =.='')

Bye bye, flabby tum.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Gas leak?

I'm now back in my room writing this post. The heaters aren't working and it's icy cold in here. No wonder they gave me the duvet. Read on.

Dear Resident,

Due to a serious gas leak leading to loss of hot water and heating we are required to evacuate Whitworth Park tonight (Monday 8th).

Please be aware that you are not in any danger but...

Pfft. Homeless for the night. And tomorrow's a schooling day. Anyway, I managed to drag my butt out of the chair and headed over to University Place (for the night).

The Residences Management Team behaved in the utmost professional manner, I must say. And no... I didn't get a full body massage. But we were given refreshments. Where there's food, there's a happy Corrinne. :) Sigh. I'm so easily bribed. I even got a duvet because they didn't want to find a frozen corpse in the morning. I really can't help feeling thankful to the team although I know it is their responsibility to maintain the residents' wellbeing. Well, I'm grateful that they didn't just say, 'shoo, shoo, out you go. Hurry along now. And don't come back until tomorrow morning', although they could have easily done that.

Rumours got round that Whitworth Park was gonna explode. *biggest eye rolling action ever*
Human exaggeration!


Random talk; mcg stands for microgram and not millicentigram like I thought. (Where did that word even come from?) Thank goodness I passed my Math test on units. Today, I realised that I don't know how to convert ounces and pints into millilitres. Hmmm.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Autumn's Concerto

下一站, 幸福 (Autumn's Concerto)

See.. my Mandarin ain't that bad! I'm watching a Taiwanese Idol Drama with no subtitles. :)
That's an accomplishment! But five episodes a day!!!!!! Sigh. I know I've gone overboard.

The whole story's so sad, gosh, with the typical storyline. They (the rich, spoilt brat and the poor, humble girl) fall in love. The guy's gonna die. The (evil) mum's hostility towards the girl. The girl's perseverance. Hmmm... I haven't got to the last episode but they most probably will live happily ever after. It's all predicted!
*playing the role of a movie critic* LOL

Good acting on the part of Vanness Wu, who plays the lead role, (erm-what's-his-name-again?) Ren Guang Xi. He is cool and handsome and so sweet! :-)))))))))))))))))))))))))))
By the way, the theme song's nice.