Archive for January, 2011

Puff Away Your Look

Posted: January 14, 2011 in Announcements

You have made the decision to quit, but here comes the hard part: actually never to smoke again. (NOOooo) Unless you have been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard that smoking is harzadous for your health, not to mention your wallet. So, if you need another reason to quit, look in the mirror…..yeahhh, tobacco ruins your look..

The chemicals in cigarette smoke, including nicotine, carbon monoxide, tar and lead, reduce blood flow to the skin, reduce circulating oxygen, and break down the skin’s collagen and elastin. All that leads to extensive wrinkling around the nose and mouth….and it’s permanent. Sounds bad huh..it also reduces the water content of the skin’s outer layer, making it appear drier and more fragile. If that isn’t bad enough, smoking is also associated with increased risk of psoriasis (A chronic skin¬†disease characterized by dry red patches covered with scales), skin cancers and hair loss. So, in a nutshell if you want to live longer and lead a more beautiful life (physically), butt out!

As for my this year’s resolution, i guess i will start with this Lah!

Hong

He saw the haymaker coming just in time, and immediately arched backwards to let the fist’s trajectory sweep pass in front of his face. He stepped back and glared at its owner, a buff guy named Bayu (meaning “wind” in the Malay language).

Bayu merely grunted and stepped in with a series of jabs and crosses. He managed to avoid two punches before the third one caught him in the face, and the sudden pain caused him to shut his eyes momentarily. It was enough for Bayu, who immediately threw a right hook at his left temple which knocked him to ground.

Jika kau berani bermain dengan awek aku lagi, aku akan beri kau lebih dari ini.’ Bayu threatened, which meant ‘If you dare to fool around with my girl again, I’ll give you much more than this’ in local Malay, and topped it off with a kick to his midsection. The ruffian strode back to a silver Kawasaki Z750 and rode off, leaving him groaning in pain by the roadside with the motorbike’s exhaust fumes still strong in his nose.

Brayden picked himself up, slowly and painfully. ‘Asshole.’ He swore and coughed a few times and staggered towards the direction of his apartment. A few motorists passed by, looking with curiosity at the 22 year old Australian Chinese staggering along the roadside with his hand massaging his injured midriff.

Section update [Like Fiction?]

Posted: January 2, 2011 in Announcements

To all readers, our new section Like Fiction? is now up and running! If you’re a fiction lover, be sure to stop by and enjoy some casual reading. Like Fiction? will be updated on a weekly basis, so be sure to check back for new additions!