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The Future…

I haven’t really blogged about anything personal in a while, which is fine :) I’m happy to mostly spew out my takes on movies and chapters of the bible. But once in a while it’s nice to remember that this is my personal blog still, and as it doesn’t really have a large audience by any stretch of the imagination I still feel permitted to talk about myself and my life with a degree of detail. Writing helps me think. Maybe when this imports to fb I’ll tag some people. Continue reading

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Tax Refunds are useful things :D

So apparently the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) owe me $285 in taxes that I overpaid in the previous financial year! This is good news, that’s enough money to get me to Australia, then I just have to get from Australia to Malaysia and Malaysia to the Philippines :) And back again of course (though I may not want to leave :/ ) Then of course there’s the other expenses involved. It’s good to have a financial boost, I’m still saving my own money and making my fundraising plans. God is good, He gives me blessings I don’t deserve :)

Cool, so that’s just a short update!

Superpowers

And no, I’m not talking about the ability to turn invisible, though that would be very useful sometimes…

I’m talking about global superpowers, of Cold War proportions. I mentioned in a recent post that the world is taking notice of Asia now that China is the second largest economy in the world, even though the country that previously held that position was also Asian (Japan). Which begs the question, why? Why was Japan no big deal and now it’s China everyone goes “Oh, hello Asia!”

And I’ve come to the conclusion that we just like big things. We like big pizzas, we like big houses and apparently some of us like big butts. And it’s coming to light that we like big countries. We even like America. There I said it. No matter how much they screw everything up and pretend that the rest of the world is theirs to treat how they like, and no matter how stupid some of their citizens appear to be, we like them. We like them cause they’ve given us McDonald’s and Hollywood, and as long as they continue their mud slinging competition with the Middle East we feel safe because we secretly are dumb enough to believe them when they say that’s where all the bad guys in the world come from. And now that China’s gotten big, we like them too. Continue reading