hani_backup: (Just Dance!!)
I now have Internet on my laptop! I've had it for three days.

Silly as it may sound , I didn't think of Googling the answer to "How to find a password for the router" because I assumed that if it wasn't found in the Network and Sharing Center on my parents' computer and my parents' didn't know, it was lost forever and we needed a tech dude from the Internet service company to find it somehow. Ironically Matt found the answer in Yahoo! Answers.

Finding the passcode my parents told me didn't exist )

Now that I've all my bookmarks and all back, it's kind of addictive. I obviously can't use Hulu or Netflix here but I can still download the e-books and audio books from CPL and WPLC. *knocks on wood* And that's what I did Wednesday. It's nice to have both Matt's and my CPL cards to download books from. :P CPL only allows 6 downloads and 3 holds per card from their Downloadable Media Library. WPLC is a little cooler - 10 downloads and 10 holds.

I tried Eoin Colfer's Airman but lost interest pretty quickly. I love his Artemis Fowl series and The Wish List but this one just felt too...prosaic, I guess. There's no fantasy and I'm not interested in historical fiction, usually. Also, planes and flying mechanisms don't much interest me. Guess that's another reason some steampunk books completely lose me...

Then I reread Carolyn Mackler's The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things which I definitely recommend. It's very honest. I bought my own copy years ago while in high school. It was originally published in 2003 and yep, after 9 years, I still find it a compelling book. Of course it's not perfect but I found it very relatable.

But with two days of these books, I think I'm able to stop getting sucked into the Internet. Again, there's no websites I can stream TV shows from (that I know of) and with the time difference, I really don't have anybody to chat online with GMail or anything now. It's study time!

Here's some good GRE studying news:
I'm done with the Arithmetic section in the GRE Quantitative book! I'm going to start the Algebra Section! I love algebra! ♥
hani_backup: (Seriously?)

From a Malaysian friend's Facebook page, that she took from one of her Malaysian friends or an organization there:

People are driving towards the bottom right corner. The reason? Eid is approaching so people are going back to kampung (village/country side/where most elderly relatives live and some people after retirement).

Also, Shell! And Petronas!

hani_backup: (Epic Battle)
Izzy has mastered the ability to sculpt and mold all silver with a thought. Additionally, she has been known to spin like a whirlwind and she has learned to absorb the damage from all physical attacks and use it to magnify her ability to see the past. Izzy has the power to make duplicates of herself and she is able to rocket to distant stars. She also is able to change shape into a sheep and she wages war wielding a cruel bundle of magic spells that can force adversaries to ramble incoherently. Tragically, Izzy becomes tired in the presence of rock.

Random Superhero Generator!
hani_backup: (Mulan-Who is that girl I see?)

A few friends shared it and one friend commented on one of her friends' sharing of it.

Friend 1 shared it and said:

One of our friends replied:
"I think none of the ones in the top row are going to survive the next winter." (2 thumbs up)

Friend 2 shared it and said:
Personally, I think all body types are beautiful but when someone's bones are sticking out is when I grow concerned. (4 thumbs)

One of their friends replied:
Great pic- thanks for sharing!

Friend 3 replied to one of her friends sharing it with:
"When did someone else's body shape become our business?" (1 thumbs up)

For one thing, shouldn't that question end with a question mark?

I applaud the image is trying to promote, if I see it right, that current thin celebrities aren't sexy as past curvier women and carries, implicitly, the assumption that the majority of the world finds said thin figures as sexy and becoming. But I think for it to become more analogous, either both rows should have the women in bikinis or one-piece swimsuits. Social commentary, too, I suppose.

I've had a friend get looked at weirdly or ask if she was part of a conservative religion because she wore a one piece swimsuit to a beach in Italy, instead ofa two-piece. I mean, come on.

I found the comment "I think none of the ones in the top row are going to survive the next winter" kind of insulting. I don't know why precisely, though...

However, when I see images or status that claim that "Real women have curves" or something similar to that, it definitely irks me. There are women who do not have big chests or narrow waists or pronounceable hips. There are shopping and clothing brands out there trying to sell clothing they believe gives the illusions of a bust or hips or a narrow waist. I just find it irritating, now and then, when people make generalizations and say this body type sucks and is horrible and this is how women should look like. I have friends who say collarbones are frightening to see - well, my collarbones always show on me. Or sometimes my ribs do, and it's awkward at some points. When I see myself in the mirror in a changing room and a bra, I sometimes think the rib showing looks like I have a bra that's too small and the bottom of my breasts got squished and are showing. (On an aside, I find it kind of off-putting when I see pictures of females where the bikini tops do show the bottom of their breasts. Very awkward.) Invalidating people based on how they look is so invalidating.

I can find multiple body types aesthetically pleasing. I can find multiple body types physically pleasing and sexually attractive. People find whatever they find sexy. Finding what you think fits you the best is what matters.

I found Friend 3's comment interesting. I don't think, if people think the image is also implicitly blaming media for a high prevalence rate of eating disorders, that she'll say that eating disorders aren't concerning, but that that might be a generalization and people should concern themselves with themselves. That if you are concerned about someone based on that someone's body type, it's better to be concerned about that rather than the world is general? I don't know... I suppose she is fed up with paparazzi and all the comments about a female being pregnant just because omg, her stomach isn't completely flat. Or comments about cellulite and of the ilk. Give it up, people!

This is very incoherent. Sorry...
hani_backup: (hmmmm)
From Sinfest:

Alt text: You know I've always hated her.

It is one of my big annoyances when people confuse "I'm sorry"-sympathy with "I'm sorry"-I-take-responsibility. I sometimes ask for "I'm sorry" not because I think the other person's has done something wrong, but because I'd like them to express sympathy. It's led to some fights or confusion. I ask for "I'm sorry" because it's the simplest way though I suppose I could ask, explicitly, for reassurance in some other phrase since "I'm sorry" is confusing. At least in English. And there are other nuances of "I'm sorry" that interest me. I've been thinking of writing a LJ post about the phrase "I'm sorry" for a few months but I've always lost interest or got distracted.

Are there other ways to say a sympathetic "I'm sorry" differently from a I-take-responsibility "I'm sorry" in other languages? I don't know about Malay...

So true

Jul. 25th, 2011 04:52 pm
hani_backup: ("nawheera")
This didn't cross post from Semagic or Dreamwidth to LJ so trying to see if it'll work today!

hani_backup: (Excuse me?)
"A man who treats his woman like a princess is proof that he has been born & raised in the arms of a queen."

So...a man who abuses "his" woman must automatically come from an abusive family? Abusive people can't come from good families? Good people can't come from broken families? 

And also, that stupid phrasing "his woman." I'm sorry, that's idiotic.

WTF, mate.

He is a former classmate from a few countries ago. We've lost touch since I moved. I don't remember him well so I guess I'll defriend him.
hani_backup: (Silhouette and shadows)

I linked to this article "Women announced suicide on Facebook, no one helped" on my Facebook profile. 

I got a very, very despicable answer.

A person on my profile replied "she sucks" on it, to which I responded "Excuse me?" 

His response, after deleting his original post "she sucks" was:

"Yeah she's weak and doesn't know how to deal with her problems like an adult. That's some emo myspace shit."

Oh, that asshole.  I read the post and responded on my mobile phone.  That...asshole. 

I responded with

"So you wrote "she sucks" as your initial response to the post, erased it, then comes back with saying she's weak? Because she committed suicide/attempted it at all, or because she wrote a suicide note online?
I think it's despicable others ...taunted her or made fun of her and didn't take her seriously. I think it's sad that her only friends who asked for her address were those who didn't live nearby and those who seemed to know didn't do anything. Someone saying they'll kill themselves is serious, especially if they seem specific about how and/or when.
There are people who threaten suicide or self-harm to emotionally manipulate people, I've met them or heard of them, but every instance should still be taken seriously. Even if only to show people that their statement is taken seriously, be they seriously suicidal or emotionally manipulative."

It's sooo infuriating, reading his comments.  
hani_backup: (Just Dance!!)

It's on Hulu, so sorry it doesn't work overseas! :'(


Nov. 17th, 2010 03:12 pm
hani_backup: (Stress - wake up)
I have a personality psych paper (draft) due tomorrow on a case study we did ourselves.  No page minimum or length, just as much as we need.

I have a Science Fiction: Past and Present paper (final) due Friday.  It's 7-8 pages and I've only had some kind of pissant notes jotted around, despite meeting with my professor twice.  (I wish I had more to show her... I feel so bad.  I basically told her I hadn't started it yet.) 

This is my chosen topic for the 2nd paper:

paper topic... )

At least I got Tuesday's paper turned in, and Friday's other paper done with a partner (second draft) is done. 

I keep distracting myself by online stuff like YouTube and articles, emails, as well as trying to find jobs THAT APPLY TO MY MAJOR so I can use OPT... 

Must get down to it.  At least I have about 2 pages down for Personality Psych, single spaced. 

Feels way better then I double space it afterwards and bam! Longer!

Man, I have a craving for chicken now...
hani_backup: (Mr. Blonde)

Indeed, the proper way. )

Taken from The Oatmeal.com.

I'm not around a lot of cats, but I definitely remember Mr. Blonde creeping up around my head in the middle of the night! (And peeing on the inflatable mattress before I was to sleep on it.)
hani_backup: (Mulan-sword)
Video of The Woman with 15 Personalities and how "tests show physiological evidence of Paula's different personalities."

It doesn't appear they allow comments on the website I found this on. Pity. I wonder about the context my personality psychology professor will discuss dissociative personality disorder when we (finally) get to personality disorders. I know it's listed under Dissociative disorders instead of Personality disorders in the DSM-IV, but I think he'll see it as important in his class. *crosses fingers*

"To hospital for gunshot wounds or eat my delicious sandwich first? Nom, nom, nom..."

Yes, a man went home to eat his lunch before he went to the hospital for his two gunshot wounds. Amazing. One was in the left leg, the other in the groin. Also, the lack of fervor about the shooter is...disturbing?

I'm sorry for junking your friendslist with entries. Still scared to go to sleep.

I love this song.
hani_backup: (Scythe Wolf)
Might help you with world events! :P

hani_backup: (Corset tattoo)
Though it sounds very complex... I wonder how it's done, if it's real!

"Bad Romance" played on Iowa State Bell Tower

Click here!

Oh! It's real! An Assistant Professor of Music and Theatre, Tim-Shi Tam, was the one playing the bells!
hani_backup: (Default)
Found through a friend on his FB page.

Funny )
hani_backup: ("spoiled-closeup")
It's fantastic!

hani_backup: (Fox1)
Are you a student with an .edu email address? Then you can get free two-day shipping (on eligibile items) with Amazon Student for one year!

I already have Amazon Prime Membership (which I paid for!) or else I'd jump on this!

Here's the link to sign up! Maybe when my Prime Membership runs out in a few months, I will use this. It'll be tres useful for spring semester's books! (Assuming they have good deals, and some third-party sellers are eligible for free two-day shipping, which some are.)
hani_backup: (Friends You Can Laugh With)
From Sinfest.

hani_backup: (Writing)
I stumbled upon this on a friend's Facebook. I've seen it floating around before, but I find it relevant as the semester is grinding down and things are heating up!

Though this sounds like high school, too... )

You can tell it's antiquated by its use of ICQ in the second note! And Kazaa in the 12th! And number 21, using "newspaper listings" to find out what's on TV... I use Yahoo's TV listings! :-P
hani_backup: (Xena - A life of Journeying)
Then go here! (Click to zoom in.)

It's such a hilariously written ad on Craigslist. I don't frequent Craigslist, but a friend linked it on Facebook.


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