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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sex Toys Store in a Public Mall?

Yes, you read the title correct.
Source: http://www.fullop.com/
When I was doing some marketing research a couple of days ago, I encountered a debate in one of the news portal, that I couldn't remember which, about the similar topic.

Nowadays, with the all-round digital world, there are very limited barriers that could be set up to your children. You could find a great number of less-than-two-year-old toddlers who could send a message using iPhone or simply browse Tom & Jerry cartoons in YouTube using an Android or any tab in this matter. As parents, this is an unavoidable fact that you have to accept.

Now, with that, comes pornography which is easily accessible if it is not filtered. Nowadays, kids know better how to open the filters to access what they want and hence, the exposure to vulgar contents are pretty unavoidable most of the time.

AND now, like dripping oil to the fire, the presence of sex toys store in public mall has mushroomed. You could simply bring your children to a mall during the weekend and pass through a see-through sex toys store which display all the stuff that would trigger trillions of questions from the kids.

Is it really ethical? What are we doing to our generation actually? Are we pushing our children to grow quicker than they are supposed to be? Are we degrading their moral by accepting the exposure that the outside world is giving to us?

I am not truly sure whether this is correlated proportionally or not, but I have heard "child raping child" news quite often pop up in the media. A 10-year old raping a 5-year old. A 9-year old raping an 8-month baby. And about adult raping. It's running parallel to that, in higher speed even. Why is this happening? What is the trigger?

Surely it is impossible to solely blame the internet and the access it provides, because pornography doesn't spread merely through internet alone and pornography is not the sole reason, either. There are other psychological and social influences that we certainly could look into, but these kinds of cases have been a phenomenon in the news media.

I understand that this is the era of globalization where transparency of culture has become a major chunk of the society. We live in the era where we live in glass cubicles. In the sense that, we may still live with our own stances, but yet it doesn't stop us from having a crystal clear view on others' grounds as well.

Now, what I question myself is... with all the unavoidable access we have that could corrupt the innocent minds & moral, is it really necessary to put sex toys store in public mall where all groups of ages come and go?

Shouldn't we separate them in a different individual location where only people who want to go there could go? I don't know if that could minimize the impact, though. What do you think?

If there is anything to say, please feel free to comment!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Impression - Providence = Imagination

As my usual routine, I was reading 19 October message of Streams In The Desert Volume One by Mrs. Charles Cowman yesterday. The message given there has brought something in my mind that I might share in a different way from what it was shared in the book.

If I may quote the first paragraph of that particular message:
"God does give us impressions, but not that we should act on them as impressions. If the impression be from God, He will Himself give sufficient evidence to establish it beyond the possibility of a doubt."


We have the tendency to act upon impressions alone in our lives. How many of us ever boasted about something exquisite which we were so confident to happen in our lives and start celebrating around while in the end all we have is a crash landing due to the un-realized impressions?

We boasted that we would be elected the new manager perhaps. Based on what? Impressions.
We boasted that our kids shall be the champion on a race & start rambling around. Based on what? Impressions.
People keep telling you that you would be the newly elected CEO and you started having big-head walking around with your chest puffed & shoulders squared. Based on what? Impressions.

Have you ever seen a genius in college who was bragged by his/her friends that he/she would be the champion of the year and then he/she started showing an attitude that makes him/her not deserve the championship? What is the point of winning if you are eventually qualified as un-deserving? It happens. 

Now, maybe you think that it's not harmful. The least could happen is that you lose your face and it's common politics in life. Well, yes. BUT how elegant could it be if you wait until some evidence is provided in order to act accordingly? How elegant could it be if we could be humble enough to smile through the impressions and start celebrating after we signed the contract or after we win the game? Isn't it better? How many damages could you avoid in your life if you simply wait until the clear evidence of impressions if provided before you act?

It's not only for your elegance, though... It's also to have the ability to see the reality behind the fuss of extraordinary impressions. You may stand at the top of the world, but what differentiate you from a boaster and a humble-person-next-door is your acts on impressions.

Take time to have a solid ground on your act. Just because someone says something which create fantastic imaginary things, it doesn't mean that you have to jump without safeguard. See how true it is, test the water first, and if you are confident that it is indeed the way of your faith, then leap. Because in the end, if it is genuine enough, you will come to know.

Impressions without Providence are just Imagination. Accept the impressions with a smile, wait for the providence, and act accordingly. 

If you keep practicing this in your life, you shall have more elegance, look more humble, and have yourself more deserving for your life's success & blessings.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Say It Today

I think I'm in a bit of poetic mood today after listening to some of Estas Tonne guitar magic. Thanks to a wonderful friend who introduced me to this guy who has magic in his fingers. So here we go with my melancholy side that I haven't touched for a while ;)

Say It Today

If you love me, look into my eyes & say it today

If you hate me, say it out loud today

If you miss me so badly, say it today and I will be there for you

If you secretly want me to do something, say it today and I will try my best to do it

If you admire me and yet never show it to me, please show me today so that I know

If you want me to go, say it today and I will go

If you feel like slapping me for my ridicule, please do it today

If you wanna hug me, come to me and hug me tight today like you'll never let me go

If you wanna kiss me, hold me close & warm and kiss me your heart out today

If you wanna dance in the rain with me, come and I shall dance with you today

If you wanna have a long walk under the moon light, come, I shall hold you close and we shall walk today

If you wanna see me, come and see me today
...

If you care for me, whisper it softly in my ears and stay with me for the rest of my life

Whatever you wish to do, do it today...

I will be waiting...
Because... Tomorrow I may no longer exist


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Repost: Crackpot Friends

Busy busy week..
So many topics are running in my head but unfortunately I haven't got a chill time to write these days.
To fill my absence, just wish to share this story from http://www.jokideo.com/

An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck.

One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water. At the end of the long walk from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.

For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots of water.


Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do half of what it had been made to do. After 2 years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the woman one day by the stream. "I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house."

The old woman smiled, "Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other pot's side?" "That's because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water them." "For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table. Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house."

Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it's the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding. You've just got to take each person for what they are and look for the good in them.

So, to all of my crackpot friends, have a great day and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path!


It's for all of us who think that we are small. No matter how small you think you are, there is always.. I repeat... there is ALWAYS one small good thing that you could do to others. Find it and Do it. You may think you mean nothing to the world, but for someone or something, you could be the entire universe. Live for that. Rejoice yourself for that.
Bless yourself with the God given gifts :)