Archive for the 'teen' Category

07
Mar
08

The Birds and Bees of Sri Lanka

Did YOUR parents talk to you about the birds and the bees?

How do people over here learn about procreation? 99% of the time, there is no ‘talk’ between parent and child. I for one just sort of picked up the gist of it from the many books lying around the house. Notably the ‘Reader’s Digest Home Medical Guide’. Actually, looking back now, I wonder why the thing had such vivid descriptions… :s Maybe even a few adults needed a reminder on exactly how it works. Or if my parents placed the book there in the first place, so I’d read it and not have to ask THEM!?

I’ll freak out about my parent’s intentions later…

Anyway, point is, most of us never really get any real info off our parents. So how Do we find out about this stuff? I did some (sketchy) research, and found that most just get the info from a friend, or a group of friends who piece together something from the scraps of information they’ve found out. Freaky, when you think of all the misleading things that could pop up from a bunch of 6th graders piecing together facts. At that stage they’re likely to believe it if told that babies are made by Microsoft, when we all know that they come from Mars.

But the fact is, all of them get it right some time or the other, without any help from teachers or parents. Sure, there are some leftover beliefs floating around such as doing certain things making you go blind which refuse to bug off, but these are just peripheral to the Main Idea. And it’s not just the functioning. We know about safety first. We know. But how? Why do we know this stuff? Students in the US are having sex-ed classes drilled into them from kindergarten, yet some of them are dumb as bricks when it comes to it. But yet here we are, a country in which the subject is shunned and kicked aside by a culture driven by prudish monks, where the closest education we get is “Life Education”, and we still know. Weird shit…

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23
Jun
07

I’m a funophile!

Greetings my fellow Islanders!

I’m looking at my monitor wondering how to start. There’s the start button, The time in the corner, The WinAmp icon, The uTorrent icon saying “Download Finished : ‘[isoHunt]Jesica Alba Vs. Evangeline Lily Mud Wrestling Video’“… Oops… Well, here we go!

Here’s my first post! And what better to fill it with than a commentary on me? I am the_jester. I’ve wreaked havok on this earth for 17 years. No, not seventeen. “I am seventeen going on eighteen…“. Anyway, I still enjoy the joys of school, and most of my content will be from there. I am a funophile. Or in layman’s terms, a funlover. Or fun abuser… I’m not sure.

I read. A lot. I will read the washing instructions off my T-Shirt if I am left with nothing else. I also do…. things… on my computer. Everything from 3D modelling to video editing to programming. Music too. From Linkin Park to Breaking Benjamin to Sarah Brightman. Diverse tastes. But, like most people I like just hanging out with my friends too. Something I believe I won’t be able to do too often in the near future.

Well, I hope my commentary on the life of a school kid who is “So cool he makes you look uncool ®”, will keep you entertained. hehehe….

This weeks question! :- Can you spot any mistakes in my spelling or grammar, and do I really need to care?
Ciao! See you all next Sunday!

P.S. – For all those who were foaming at the mouth while excitedly typing in isoHunt.com, there is no Alba vs. Lily video… dolts… ;-).And for any of my friends who are reading this, comment on this page. PLEASE don’t come to school and go “Ado! That was so lame my granny can do a better write up!”.