Male Phobia
Sunday, May 29, 2005
  UPLOADING - General 2.
TITLE: A Song for Big Sis
DATE: 04/26/2005 01:29:33

Generation sex
The rights
Of girls
Who want to take their clothes off
As long as we can all watch that?s okay
And generation sex
The type
Of guys
You wouldn?t leave your kids with
And shouts off with their heads if they get laid
Lovers watch their backs
As hacks
In macs
Take snaps
Through telephoto lenses
Chase mercedes benzes through the night
A mourning nation weeps
And wails
But keeps
The sales
Of evil tabloids healthy
The poor protect the wealthy in this world
Generation sex
The sperm
Of worms
Into the eggs of field mice
So you can look real nice for the boys
And generation sex
Is me
And you
And we
Should really all know better

(Generation Sex by the Divine Comedy)

-----COMMENT:AUTHOR: Hamid SirhanEMAIL: URL: 04/26/2005 02:57:41 上午 Hahahahahaha. How wonderful.

TITLE: 说痛的
DATE: 04/25/2005 03:46:38 上午





TITLE: 灵魂的回响
DATE: 04/25/2005 02:38:52 上午







TITLE: 我的灵魂在哪里?
DATE: 04/25/2005 01:29:43 上午




-----COMMENT:AUTHOR: Hamid SirhanEMAIL: URL: 04/25/2005 03:11:42 上午 灵魂是一件礼物从上帝。你不能品尝你的灵魂。你不能看你的灵魂。但你不能品尝想法。你不能看想法。

TITLE: Entry of the day

DATE: 04/20/2005 08:05:02 下午

I'm your man

If you want a lover
I?ll do anything you ask me to
And if you want another kind of love
I?ll wear a mask for you
If you want a partner
Take my hand
Or if you want to strike me down in anger
Here I stand
I?m your man

If you want a boxer
I will step into the ring for you
And if you want a doctor
I?ll examine every inch of you
If you want a driver
Climb inside
Or if you want to take me for a ride
You know you can
I?m your man

Ah, the moon?s too bright
The chain?s too tight
The beast won?t go to sleep
I?ve been running through these promises to you
That I made and I could not keep
Ah but a man never got a woman back
Not by begging on his knees
Or I?d crawl to you baby
And I?d fall at your feet
And I?d howl at your beauty
Like a dog in heat
And I?d claw at your heart
And I?d tear at your sheet
I?d say please, please
I?m your man

And if you?ve got to sleep
A moment on the road
I will steer for you
And if you want to work the street alone
I?ll disappear for you
If you want a father for your child
Or only want to walk with me a while
Across the sand
I?m your man

If you want a lover
I?ll do anything you ask me to
And if you want another kind of love
I?ll wear a mask for you

-- Leonard Cohen

-----COMMENT:AUTHOR: Hamid SirhanEMAIL: URL: 04/21/2005 07:12:08 上午

If you want a cliche,
I'll make a rhyme,
I'd like to use your bidet,
If you have the time.

But if you want a poem,
That's good in every way,
I'll make sure I get goin',
And find a decent poet today.


TITLE: Why is eating vegetables not killing?
DATE: 04/15/2005 04:32:10 上午-----BODY:

Here is an answer I found from Master Hin Lun from Hong Kong



It's very difficult to translate, I'll make an attempt next time, too late today :D


AUTHOR: Hamid SirhanEMAIL: URL: 04/15/2005 12:32:13 下午

So he compares a plant to nails and hair in that nails and hair do not suffer pain or have a mind to understand their own existence. Humans, however, are composed of and understand that they are composed of the essential elements (so water, wind and fire) and "Knowledge is life", so humans, as living creatures, composed of the elements and able to understand themselves and feel pain are living whereas plants, which grow, do not live and, therefore, can be safely eaten.

Interesting. I'll still enjoy my lamb and chicken, but I like the point of view :D.

But then what does Buddhism say of Carnivorous animals? Hin Lun seems to be suggesting that eating meat is bad because it used to belong to an animal and an animal grows and feels pain and therefore lives and we should not take a life to eat. But what of an animal that solely eats meat or will eat a combination of meat and flora etc? Are they "evil" for doing so? Do they commit a wrong in the philosophy of Buddhism or is it the case that in not being able to understand Buddhism or such complicated human philosophies, they don't adhere to such rules? And if this is the case, then why does it not apply to animals which humans eat. If a tiger can kill and eat a deer, then why not a human kill and eat a cow, or a sheep? If pain is an issue, then surely if it was slaughtered in a humane manner then it would be getting a better deal out of it than nature would give them?

And what about an animal that is already dead? Can a Buddhist consume a cow that died of natural causes? Or what about meat available in the supermarket. It has been killed by someone else, but the meat will eventually be consumed whether you eat of it or not and will be eaten or thrown out. Surely that should be OK to eat. You have not had the intention to kill the animal, but the animal is dead. Why waste the flesh?

Anyhow, sorry for the rampant questions.

----- COMMENT:AUTHOR: Peng ZouEMAIL: URL: 04/15/2005 02:30:30 下午

I can't see any word suggesting eating meat is evil in this text. It's true that Buddhism suggests to adopt a vegetarian/vegan diet. But it only suspends on the level of suggestion, instead of obligation. Most of the people in Thailand are Buddhist, but they all eat meat. It's mainly monks that are vegans. Apart from the teachings that of to be mindful and harmless, not to eat meat is also about to keep a light diet that keeps you away from cravings. I don't think I can explain this very clearly. I become a vegetarian solely because I wanted to see what happens to life when living without meat. So far, my life has run smoothly and happy, so I think it's not bad to live without those choices. And life becomes more focused and more simple.

Moreover I don't think you'll enjoy your meat feast after spectating the event of killing.

You can find more information on this paper

I'm not opposed to other ppl eating meat after all :)

----- COMMENT:AUTHOR: Felix HarrisEMAIL: URL: 04/15/2005 04:12:39 下午 i think the idea is that you only eat what you need to make the world better----- COMMENT:AUTHOR: Peter WongEMAIL: URL: 04/16/2005 04:24:52 上午 Umm… is this documented in the Pali Canon I wonder…??----- COMMENT:AUTHOR: Matthew FelgateEMAIL: URL: 04/17/2005 07:39:12 下午

What I can work out from transaltion:

Buddhism preaches not to take life away, and thus advocates a vegetarian diet. Plants also have life, so they have a high precedence:

Is eating a vegetable not also taking life away?

Buddhism is about mind, and by colouring two kinds of thinking, gathers respect for the talents in life. The heart points to the sentiment of knowledge: it has sentiment, understands the relativity of things, knows pain, and knows that love lives and dies wickedly.

The four colours refer to the body (Wood, Water, Fire, Wind), which is formed. Body consists of (Wood: ) hair, nail, tooth skin, meat, physique, marrow, brain, blood (with large amounts of Water), bodily fluids, phlegm, tears, essence, faeces, & urine: Warm air (Fire), Breath (Wind), and activity. In short, as long as your feet are warm, the rest of knowledge; is life.

Plants can grow, but they do not have knowledge, they cannot distinguish sadness from happiness, therefore since birth, a plant has not had life. Just like a persons nails and hair can grow, but when you trim these they do not cause pain: because hair and nail do not have life.

----- COMMENT:AUTHOR: Antony HarfieldEMAIL: URL: 04/18/2005 12:12:34 下午

I think that the Buddhist viewpoint on this would be one of non-harming (as it also is for Jains). The Buddha never said that you should not eat meet, and he never said that you should be vegetarian. The principle that the Buddha put forward was that killing causes suffering and so should be avoided. I think most people would agree that we should avoid killing. However, it is not as easy as it sounds. We often kill flies because they annoy us, we kill spiders cause they scare us, and we kill fish and birds in the name of sport. By consuming meat, it often seems that the responsibility is removed because someone else has killed the animal. If you look at it from another angle though it seems that we are contributing an industry that benefits from killing animals.

I wonder what would happen if supermarkets did not stock meat and we had to go out to kill our animal before we could eat it?

----- COMMENT:AUTHOR: Hamid SirhanEMAIL: URL: 04/18/2005 08:29:46 下午 The same thing that would happen if supermarkets did not stock apples and we had to go pick apples for ourselves before we could eat them…----- COMMENT:AUTHOR: Peng ZouEMAIL: URL: 04/19/2005 11:23:48 上午 do you think?----- COMMENT:AUTHOR: Felix HarrisEMAIL: URL: 04/19/2005 10:40:55 下午 yeah apples dont grow on trees you know :)----- COMMENT:AUTHOR: Felix HarrisEMAIL: URL: 04/20/2005 11:09:29 上午 i was thinking about it; the only diffrence between animals and plants is 'blood' really – that animals are "the same" as us: essentially both sets change the world "independently of nature" in the same way that we consider "manmade" things outside of the world. if we assumed 'life' and 'conciousnss' as we know it are really just interpretations of some grand scale, then it could be said that vegetarianism is kinda egotistical, and equally eating meat is stupid because of the high energy input required to make cow etc. but steaks good.

TITLE: Vegetarian Swedish Balls
DATE: 04/14/2005 10:47:16 下午

I tried this new dish today, it was a little bit of an experiment. I generally followed the recipe of meat balls cooking I found in some Chinese recipe, but used Quorn Swedish Balls instead and added some chillis, garlic, carrots, tomato and onions to make the taste stronger. It ended up a very delicious dish, a little bit sour and sweet :) It was cleared up very soon after served. So maybe you want to try it too :D


12 Quorn Swedish Balls
Some Poi Choi
mushrooms 4~5
tomatos 2
red onion 1
carrot 1
ginger 4~5 thin slices
garlic 1 clove
sesame oil a tea spoon
soya bean powder a tea spoon (optional)
chilli 1 (optional)


cut the mushrooms into half, get a quarter of a sauce pan water, put some sunflower oil in the water, and put the mushrooms in, when the water is boiled, turn down the cooker, and leave it on the heat

get another saucepan, boil some water. put the poi choi in for about 1 or 2 minutes. dont leave it too long on the heat. fish out the poi choi and put it in a plate

cut the tomatos into quarters
slice up the carrot, onion and garlic
cut the chilli into 5 sects
mix the soya bean powders with some water

Start to cook

Heat the oil and fry the balls for a while till the colour turns darker, and fish out the balls

put the ginger and garlic in first, and then pour in the carrot, onion and tomatos. fry them for a little while, pour in the mushroom soup, stir-fry for a little while. Then put in the fried balls, add sault, sugar, dark soya sauce, and turn down the cooker to medium heat, heating until the sauce is thick, and then add the soya bean water, stir fry for anther while, then put them on the poi choi plate and serve :)

(the picture is not my dish, it's a real meal balls dish, but I think it looks quite similar to mine~ just to make it more tempting)


AUTHOR: Hamid SirhanEMAIL: URL: 04/15/2005 12:48:32 上午

Mmm looks delicious. -

---- COMMENT:AUTHOR: Casey LeaverEMAIL: URL: 04/15/2005 08:25:33 上午

I love Quorn's meat balls. They are incredibly versatile – but they do need lots of flavour to pep them up.

Your dish sounds great.

TITLE: A Vegetarian Dish
DATE: 04/05/2005 06:25:11 下午

Hmmm, it doesn't seem very possible to follow strictly the diet of a vegan in this country, so I think I just follow as much as I can, i.e. I don't eat eggs and milk directly but don't resist them when they are in a cake, a cup of tea, quorn etc.

So, the following recipe is the vegetarian version for Kungpao Chicken. I use Quorn to replace chicken in this dish. So let's call it Kungpao Quorn pieces !


Quorn pieces (half a pack)

carrot (1 big one or 2 small ones)
cucumber (1/5 of a whole one)
mushrooms (2)
garlic (1 clove)
chillis (as much as you like)
kungpao powders or sauces

slice the garlic
chop the carrot and cucumber into similar sized small squares
chop the mushrooms into small pieces

Start to cook
heat the oil, and put in garlic (can put in the chillis at this time)
cook the mushroom and carots first
when you can smell the flavor of mushrooms, put in the quorns and cucumber
put some soya sauce, salt, and the kungpao powder
and that's it!

So easy isn't it!

o, btw, you'd better put some nuts and spring onions in the dish in the end of your cooking :D

AUTHOR: Antony HarfieldEMAIL: URL: 04/06/2005 11:18:41 上午 Looking forward to this one! ;)

----- COMMENT:AUTHOR: Hamid SirhanEMAIL: URL: 04/06/2005 12:31:22 下午

You think it's hard in this country….

Where there are hundreds and thousands of products with a little green mark on the back saying "Suitable for vegetarians"? Where you can be sure nearly every restaurant will have vegetarian options cooked in a proper vegetarian way?

Imagine the problems a Muslim has in China (when outside of Xinjiang etc.) trying to look for food without pork. I swear sometimes it seems that staple diet in China does not involve "Rice with", "Noodles with", "Bread with" but "Pork with" if you know what I mean…

Aiya it was some hard times finding anything safe for a Muslim to eat in East China. Especially the first time I was there and my Chinese wasn't very good. Imagine a giant gui lao trying to ask a waiter in broken Chinese if their food is cooked using pork fat… oh dear. Still, my Chinese is better now and China's a great place to be.

----- COMMENT:AUTHOR: Peng ZouEMAIL: URL: 04/06/2005 04:23:56 下午

'Hmmm, it doesn't seem very possible to follow strictly the diet of a vegan in this …..........' …..... i meant it's difficult to find food without containing milk and eggs in this country…. so that I can only be a vegetarian rather than vegan ;)

o yeh, China is a pork obsessed country. I used to be a great fan of pork… i think i will be punished to be a pig in my next life :D

----- COMMENT:AUTHOR: Hamid SirhanEMAIL: URL: 04/06/2005 10:22:36 下午

I don't really appreciate veganism… OK, I can understand not wanting to eat meat, especially from a religious/philosophical process… but many vegans were breastfed or breastfeed their children…

Now, if you can accept that a mother should breastfeed her child, then why is it not acceptable to drink the milk of cows? Or sheep? Or goats? Or Camels? Etc.

TITLE: The fake feminist
DATE: 04/02/2005 11:40:45 下午

I shamelessly am…


AUTHOR: Lu YangEMAIL: URL: 04/03/2005 02:29:00 上午 how?

----- COMMENT:AUTHOR: Hamid SirhanEMAIL: URL: 04/03/2005 08:05:04 上午 My best mate's gf is a rampant feminist in her politics but she loves nothing more than cooking for him and doing whatever he likes…

----- COMMENT:AUTHOR: Peng ZouEMAIL: URL: 04/03/2005 10:53:11 上午


i don't like such contradiction… it's despairing…

----- COMMENT:AUTHOR: Hamid SirhanEMAIL: URL: 04/03/2005 07:38:44 下午 Well we all have contradictions in the way we act with others and the way our private thoughts act with ourselves.
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