Random Solitary Thoughts

Monday, March 13, 2006

The Story of little Timmy

Little Timmy was born fair. It wasn't his choice, as his mother was a very fair lady. That wasn't the problem. The problem was society, which were bias towards the idea that women should be fair, and men should be tan.

As little Timmy grew up, he found that he was the shortest in his class. That wasn't the problem. The problem was society, which stuck by their conventions that men should be tall and women shall remain less tall than men.

Little Timmy sucked at sports. He couldn't challenge for the ball in football, because he was weak. He couldn't shoot baskets in basketball because he was short. He couldn't swim because his skin burns too easily. That wasn't the problem. The problem was society's expectations of men in general. Men played sports.

Little Timmy helped around the house a lot. He learned to cook. He learned to sweep floors. He learned to iron clothes, and to sew. That wasn't the problem. The problem was that society viewed domestic chores as only fit for women. Men did not do household chores. Men played sports.

15 years later

Little Timmy is now all grown up. He's short, fair and still weak. But he's also very angry. He killed his boss for being an arse. He smashed several cars in protest at the rising fuel prices and ridiculous fuel prices. He killed several 'religious' leaders for condemning gays. He burned the Embassy of a certain country because he thought the war on Iraq wasn't justified.

He is now on death row. But that is not the problem. The problem was society. They didn't see that all he wanted to do was to be the way he is.

Monday, March 06, 2006

From Kalimdor to Azeroth...

I have officially been geeking out with other geeks who have too much time on their hands. This is because, I have recently started playing the reknowned World Of Warcraft online multi-player game.

The game is pretty addictive and thus, a lot of my free time (whatever is left of it anyway)is spent in the world of Azeroth. Having said that, I'm still proud to announce that unlike countless numbers of players who have 'disappeared' off the face of the planet for months at a time, I'm still pretty much attuned to the real world as it is. I just choose to stay home rather than go out all that often... (not exactly a bad thing, since I'm trying to save up enough for a trip to Brazil).

Nowadays, rather than the local mamak, one would more likely find me within the shores of Azeroth...