Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas - The True Meaning

Linus shares what Christmas is all about.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Wise Words


"I know there is strength in the differences between us.
I know there is comfort where we overlap.” -- Ani DiFranco

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Previously on the Life of Russ


Well not much has really happened since I last posted what I was up to.
I went to Brisbane at the beginning of the month for 5 days, I was meant to go with my flatmate but he could not find his passport, so I ended up going alone, it was actually nice to be in warm weather for a change, and being by myself I got to relax a bit.

I am currently in a competition with my flatmates in the biggest loser type event.

the person who loses the least amount of weight has to give the person who lost the most 250 bucks so I am working my arse of.

My job is going pretty well I am learning a lot as a Test Analyst, it really opens your eyes as to what really goes on with computers...

I am also doing a certificate in web design, I have always wanted to learn how HTML works, so hopefully I will be able to change the lay out of my blog without using templates...

nothing is really happening with the love life, just dull and quite as usual but its nice like that.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Goodbye Kirsty...


I thought it was time that I said goodbye to that fat actress that is me and get fit and healthy again, hopefully I can keep it this time. Being in a relationship late 2005 to early 2006, I was happy with myself and felt I didn't need to keep fit, and then when the relationship ended I really didn't care so I let myself go. I have now come to the point where I would really like to be truly happy with myself again. I have taken up swimming and walking regularly and also eating much more healthy. All in good time I will look stunningly amazing... hopefully something like this....

Ha dreams are free

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Roll on summer!


I really can not wait for summer this year.
I am really looking forward to the warm weather, going to the beach, barbeque's, hotties exposing their topless selves, fresh strawberries and bubbles at a picnic.
This summer is going to be just devine!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Fear

Fear {noun} - a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.



I fear that I will lose everything, if I lose you

My Virtual Pet



Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Carly Binding



Carly Binding (born 2 February 1978, in Tauranga, New Zealand) is a New Zealand Pop singer, who was a former member of TrueBliss. In 2000 she left the band citing personal differences, and decided to go solo. Her debut solo album 'Passenger' peaked at #6 on the New Zealand album charts and went gold. It was also released in Australia.


below is my favourite song of hers,

Alright with me

You could say that I'm bound to change,
I'm telling you it's all the same,
Who will pay for whatever it takes,
If neither one of us will wear the blame?

And there's nothing wrong with me (nothing wrong with me),
Taking it easy (nothing wrong with me),
Maybe I should fall into you (nothing wrong with me),
I'm taking it easy (nothing wrong with me)

IF IT'S ALRIGHT WITH YOU,
THERE'S NOWHERE I WOULD RATHER BE (rather be),
AND IT'S ALRIGHT WITH ME,
I DON'T MIND (I don't mind).

I'm not over all the letting go,
Should I turn around and wait for you?
Everyday is feeling low,
Do I really have to pay the due?

And there's nothing wrong with me (nothing wrong with me),
Falling to pieces (nothing wrong with me),
Maybe I should fall into you (nothing wrong with me),
I'm taking it easy (nothing wrong with me).

IF IT'S ALRIGHT WITH YOU,
THERE'S NOWHERE I WOULD RATHER BE (rather be),
AND IT'S ALRIGHT WITH ME,
I DON'T MIND THE COLD OUTSIDE
IF IT'S ALRIGHT WITH YOU,
THERE'S NOWHERE I WOULD RATHER BE (rather be),
AND IT'S ALRIGHT WITH ME,
I DON'T MIND THE COLD OUTSIDE,

Im taking it easy... (4x)

IF IT'S ALRIGHT WITH YOU,
THERE'S NOWHERE I WOULD RATHER BE (rather be),
'CAUSE IT'S ALRIGHT WITH ME,
I DON'T MIND THE COLD OUTSIDE
IF IT'S ALRIGHT WITH YOU,
THERE'S NOWHERE I WOULD RATHER BE (rather be),
'CAUSE IT'S ALRIGHT WITH ME,
I DON'T MIND THE COLD (I dont mind)...

Im taking it easy... (8x)

Friends


FAKE FRIENDS: Never ask for food.
REAL FRIENDS: are the reasons you have no food.

FAKE FRIENDS: Call your parents Mr/Mrs
REAL FRIENDS: Call your parents DAD/MUM

FAKE FRIENDS: bail you out of jail and tell you what you did was wrong.
REAL FRIENDS: Would sit next to you saying "Damn ... we messed up ... but that was fun!"

FAKE FRIENDS: never seen you cry.
REAL FRIENDS: cry with you

FAKE FRIENDS: Borrow your stuff for a few days then give it back.
REAL FRIENDS: keep your stuff so long they forget its yours.

FAKE FRIENDS: know a few things about you.
REAL FRIENDS: Could write a book about you with direct quotes from you.

FAKE FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that is what the crowd is doing.
REAL FRIENDS: Will kick the whole crowds ass that left you.

FAKE FRIENDS: Would knock on your front door.
REAL FRIENDS: Walk right in and say "I'M HOME!"

FAKE FRIENDS: Are for a while.
REAL FRIENDS: Are for life.

FAKE FRIENDS: will talk crap to the person who talks crap about you.
REAL FRIENDS: Will knock them out

FAKE FRIENDS: Will read this.
REAL FRIENDS: Will steal this, just like I did

Monday, July 23, 2007

Love


As long as you love yourself nothing else should matter. Love is warm and fuzzy but love shouldn't always be expected. Love is special and cannot be given at will. You cannot love someone just like that, love grows with time. Love forms a bond between two people, indescribable and overwhelming. True love does not exist, love is the utopia of our lives and we all crave it without knowing what it truly is. Even if we think we love someone we could in fact just like them.
Love is when two individuals combine there lives to potentially form one special world. This world is like a tree it starts as a seed and forms a tree, as the tree grows it grows roots and becomes more stable so nothing will stand in its way. Sometimes the tree can be cut and potentially the love dies away, this tree could produces other seeds and these seeds can use the knowledge from the mother tree and form stronger bonds/love with others. So just because we don't have love, it doesn't mean our children should miss out. - Dylan Aplin

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Talent

I was browsing through Youtube and I came across these clips, give them a watch. These clips are very artistic and shows just how talented one can be.



My biggest fear of all

A praying mantis, or praying mantid, is the common name for an insect of the order Mantodea. Often mistakenly spelled preying mantis (a tempting mistake, as they are notoriously predatory) they are in fact named for the typical "prayer-like" stance. The word mantis derives from the Greek word mantis for prophet or fortune teller. The preferred pluralization is mantids, though there is some usage of mantes or mantises. The world's largest praying mantis was recorded at 45cm (18") long, in Southern China, in 1929.

Like all insects, a praying mantis has a three segmented body, with a head, thorax and abdomen. The abdomen is elongate and covered by the wings in adults. Females have strong and large cerci. The first thoracic segment, the prothorax is elongated and from it arises the modified foreleg.

- Text Courtesy of Wikipedia

Friday, July 13, 2007

Freedom

Freedom is the ability to act without restraint, or the ability to have access to particular resources without constraint. Defined thusly, 'freedom' is a broad notion, not necessarily covering the same field as 'free will'. The philosopher Isaiah Berlin thus drew an important distinction between "freedom from" (negative freedom) and "freedom to" (positive freedom). For example, freedom from oppression and freedom to develop one's potential. Both these types of freedom are in fact reflected in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

In the context of internal control, freedom is also known as self-determination, individual sovereignty, or autonomy.

The protection of interpersonal freedom can be the object of a social and political investigation, while the metaphysical foundation of inner freedom is a philosophical and psychological question. Both forms of freedom come together in each individual as the internal and external values mesh together in a dynamic compromise and power struggle; the society fighting for power in defining the values of individuals and the individual fighting for societal acceptance and respect in establishing one's own values in it.

In those with spiritual beliefs, freedom may encompass the peaceful acceptance of reality. The theological question of freedom generally focuses on reconciling the experience or reality of inner freedom with the omnipotence of the divine.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Russells Amazingly Fantastic Pumpkin Soup



Russells Amazingly Fantastic Pumpkin Soup

Get about 1/4 of a pumpkin and one potato and chop them up as fine as you can be bothered, place in a pot with just enough water to cover them.
Then just simmer them for about an hour uncovered, making sure it doesn't boil dry - do it over a low heat.

Then just mash them straight in the pot, and add whatever seasonings you want
I suggest all purpose seasoning, paprika, and italian herbs - Yum!

Serve.

Monday, July 02, 2007


Lady Grey is a proprietary branded tea variety and registered trademark of Twinings. Lady Grey is the pair-tea of Earl Grey and includes everything that is contained within Earl Grey tea along with Seville orange, lemon, bergamot and petals of cornflowers.
At the time when Lady Grey tea was first made it was believed the addition of fruits would counteract improper impulses that tea was widely believed to have upon the female temperament.

lolcat

Saturday, June 30, 2007

I have a voice



"Sometimes I wonder what you boys would do if you weren't gay. You'd have no identity. It was easy when you couldn't talk about it. Now it's all you talk about. You talk about it so much that you forget about all the other things that you are."


I was watching Broken Hearts Club the other day, and when I heard those lines, it really summed up how I felt about the most gay guys, they come across all hung up on themselves. going to the gym everyday, wearing makeup to make themselves look clean, tidy and "pure looking" most really are hung up on themselves and the "gays of our lives" drama that goes on. They live life going on as "if it's not gay it's not worth knowing"

screw that, there is much more important things in life than going to the gay clubs every weekend so you can check out the latest fresh meet that has arrived on the scene hoping that you can get your hands on on their body.

Quite frankly I would rather be having a good time with my friends, having a good laugh about life and just living...

seriously guys you are missing out on the beauty of life, embrace it while you still have the chance and live

Monday, June 25, 2007

I've seen better days


I was having a chat to someone online about relationships in the gay world and how much they suck. Well what sucks about it is that I am not in one. I just really want someone that I can get all coy over.

Monday, June 18, 2007

all about me

1. Full Name: Russell James Clark
2. Nicknames: Russ, Rustify, Russy
3. Birthday: 25 October 1983
4. Place of Birth: St Helen's (Auckland)
5. Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
6. Male or female: Male
7. Grade: S for SUPERSTAR
8. School: Rutherford College
9. Occupation: Test Analyst
10. Residence: Wellington
11. MSN Screen Name: RJ

__Your Appearance___

12. Hair Colour: Brown
13. Hair Length: short
14. Eye colour: Blue/hazel - depending on the day
15. Weight: Whale
16. Height: 5'11
17. Braces: No
18. Glasses? Not since i was a child
19. Piercings: one
20. Tattoos: No
21. Righty or Lefty: Righty

___Your 'Firsts'___

22. First best friend: Zack
23. First Award: C.M Richwhite Prize
24. First Sport You Joined: Te Atatu Football Club
25. First pet: Dog
26. First Real Vacation: Woolies Bay
27. First Concert: Adino
28. First Love: Jodie Sweetin

___ Favourites___

29. Movie: Psychological Thrillers
30. TV programme: Family Guy
31. Colour: green
32. Rapper: i dont know rap
33. Band: too many
34. Song Right Now: dont really have one
35. Friend: so not answering this one, I dont wanna cause fights
36. Sweet: Apple
37. Sport to Play: swimming
38. Restaurant: Monsoon Poon
39. Favourite brand: exchange
40. Clothes Shop: KMart
41. School subject: Drama
42. Animal: tiger
43. Book: The Juniper Game
44. Magazine: TV Guide
45. Shoes: meh

___Currently___

46. Feeling: lazy and cold
47. Single or Taken? *sighs* single
48. Have a crush: yeah...
49. Eating: nothing I don't deserve to eat
50. Drinking: Lady Grey Tea
51. Typing: This
52. Online: well obviously
53. Listening To: 3 News
54. Thinking About: what im going to have for dinner
55. Wanting To: see more of a certain someone
56. Watching: 3 News
57. Wearing: work clothes

___Your Future___

58. Want Kids? kinda
59. Want to be married? someday
60. Careers in Mind: what I'm doing now?
61. Where do you want to live: europe
62. Car: Mazda 6 or a BMW


__Which is Better With The Desired Sex___

63. Hair colour: don't care
64. Hair length: don't care
65. Eye colour: don't care
66. Measurments: don't care
67. Cute or Sexy: don't care
68. Lips or Eyes: eyes
69. Hugs or Kisses: depends if they've sminted
70. Short or Tall: don't care
71. Easy going or serious: Both
72. Romantic or Spontaneous: Both
73. Fatty or Skinny: don't care
74. Sensitive or Loud: bit of both
75. Hook-up or Relationship: relationship
76. Sweet or Caring: both
77. Trouble Maker or Hesitant One: bit of both

___Have you ever______

78. Kissed a Stranger: Yep!
79. Had Alcohol: Yup
80. Smoked: Yup
81. Ran Away From Home: nope
82. Broken a bone: yep
83. Got an X-ray: several
84. Been with someone: yup
85. Broken Someone’s Heart: possibly
86. Broke Up With Someone: yup
87. Cried When Someone Died: yup
88. Cried At School: yup


___Do You Believe In___

89. God: Yes
90. Miracles: Yes
91. Love At First Sight: not sure yet...
92. Ghosts: kinda
93. Aliens: Yes
94. Soul Mates: Yes
95. Heaven: Yes
96. Hell: Yes
97. Angels: Yes
98. Kissing on The First Date: yes
99. Horoscopes: not really

___Answer Truthfully___

100. Is There Someone You Want But You Know You Can't Have? Yes

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Alias



For seven years, Sydney Bristow believed she was working for a covert branch of the CIA, named SD-6. However, when she tells her fiance of her job, Arvin Sloane, head of SD-6 and an old family friend, has him murdered. With this life-shattering event, Sydney learns not only that SD-6 is a mercenary group of terrorists, but that her father, too, works for SD-6. Sydney then works with the CIA as a double agent, trying to bring down SD-6 with her father, a second double. This is only the beginning of a path of betrayal, murder, lies, and disbelief. Sydney Bristow pushes through trials of love, learns the truth about her mother, loses a friend in an utter form of incredulity, pitfalls herself into months of torture and puzzlement, and is tormented with countless revelations to come

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Loves Release

unopened yet aged
my tormented heart burns with rage
longing to be loved
pining to be released
where is my lover
who will set me free
I want your heart, cant you see

look at my image, face on
transparent and void
look straight ahead, nothing
you see right through me
you walk on by as you don't care
I am empty, filled only with despair
I want your heart, can't you see

black and cold
I want to be warm
your pleasant memories
distant and fade
give me hope a hint of a smile, at least
can't you see, I want your heart
I want your heart, can't you see
© Russell Clark 2007

Monday, June 11, 2007

Friends..




This post is a tribute to all my friends,

This is for all the good time we have spent together, and also for all the support you have given me in my low time.

so thank you.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

you suit it!





It's interesting. . .

I was sitting at Lava bar with Owen having a conversation, when an incredibly intoxicated young woman approached us swayed from side to side then blurted out "are you gay?"

I replied with "yes"...

she then replied with "you know I could tell, you wanna know why? ... you suit it"

it would have to be one of the funniest moments I have witnessed...

who knew that Gay is the new colour this season?

Im Back, and better than ever



Well its just been over 6 weeks but I am finally back and better than ever.

I do apologies for not keeping posts regular but alas I did not have enough Internet time to post.

well since being evicted I stayed with a friend in Petone, I am so grateful to all my friends for their support during this time.

In the last few days, I ended my job in the National Travel Assistance team. I then went away for the weekend to Rotorua with Owen and his family for, Lavina's unveiling.

It was a truly magical and fantastic experience, her life was so bright and fruitful, and her unveiling was just that.

Upon returning from Rotorua, I proceeded to move my belongings from my friends place to my new place in town. Now I am settled and I will be blogging more often...

Today I started my new job at MOH as a Test Analyst, I will be looking forward to it, as I learn more and more about my role.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Ventilation

I am so sick of other peoples dramas,
they get me involved, and I have nothing to to with it.
that is what really pisses me off.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Scary stuff!


I was out on the town last night with a group of friend, we were having a good laugh on our way to another club, I said something to a chick that was walking past us, she came running back and said, "excuse me what did you say?" shes then pulled out a shard of glass on me and then said "All I have had is Fu*ken Sh*t since being in Wellington, why don't you just fu*ken leave me alone!"

Fortunately my friends managed to talk her out of doing anything crazy, I was completely stunned by the whole matter, I and basically just froze.

So the moral of the story is, never say things to randoms walking past you on the street, even if it is something so innocent like "hi how you doing" as you never know what they might do.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Home is where?

well, I'm currently without a place to call home,
my ex-flatmates decided to evict me at midnight on sat.

I am currently staying at a mates place until i can find somewhere to live.
so in the mean time, posts might be on the little low side until i can have access to broadband again.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

the most irritating sound in the world


I absolutely hate more than anything in the world, the sounds of gum being chewed,
if you really want to piss me off, that is something you can do...
grrr it gets me so freaken irritated just thinking about it.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

thoughts


At this moment there are 6470818671 people in the world, some are running scared, some are coming home, some tell lies to make it through the day, others are just not facing the truth, some are evil men at war with good, and some are good struggling with evil, six billion people in the world, six billion souls, and sometimes, all you need is one"

what do I do
what do I say
to have you close to me
make this yearning go away

I want you to hold me
I want you to stay
to have you close to me
and hold my hand everyday

when will you come
when will it be
to have you close to me
risking my heart

wishing on a star
that you will come to me
to have you close to me
keeping me safe

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Butterflies Flying Backwards

Masterton, Masterton.
Home of the trolley Dolly,
Check out chicks and teenage mums,
Dirty slobs and benefit bums
That's what we breed here”
- Owen Winter


You know its interesting, you hear such terrible things about a town, the murders, the gang wars with there dance moves which some how spell the name of the gang.

But of course in every town there are a few good things that blossom, one of these things is Tina Carter.


Tina Carter, with her Husband and two children, reside in Masterton. Tina is one of the most talented artists I know. I first saw Tina, when she performed in Castlepoint Dreaming, but more recently when Owen took me to visit her.

My theory is that the best conversations happen over a bottle of wine, and that is exactly what we did. She shared with me what she is currently working on, and then gave me an exhibition of her work, that I will remember for the rest of my life, it was honestly something one would only see in a movie, that is the only way that i can really describe how magical it was.

Unfortunately I don't have any of her work show you, but she for a small taster if your down near the railway station and look across the road on Aotea Quay, she has painted the murals on the big sheds there...

As soon as I can get a hold of more work she has done, I will let you know..

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Campari


When ever I go to a bar, the first thing I always ask is if they have my drink of choice, Campari, if they do not, I usually get stuck on what I am going to have.

Campari is an alcoholic aperitif obtained from the infusion of bitter herbs, aromatic plants and fruit in alcohol and water. It is a type of bitters. One of the main ingredients is bark from Cascarilla trees that grow in the Bahamas.

The history of Campari began in Novara, Italy in 1860, with the invention of the original recipe by Gaspare Campari that is still in use today. The recipe incorporates over 60 ingredients and is kept confidential to this day. However, it is known that the colour comes from cochineal dye. In 1904, Campari's first production plant was opened in Sesto San Giovanni and the company began to export the brand overseas. The Campari brand is now distributed in over 190 countries.

In the Italian market, Campari mixed with carbonated water is sold in individual bottles as CampariSoda (10% alcohol by volume). CampariSoda is packaged in a distinctive bottle that was designed in the 1930s by Fortunato Depero. It was first created in 1932.

I drink it with orange juice, and has characteristics of grapefruit juice...

Monday, March 19, 2007

Damian Rice



Damien Rice was born in Dublin, Ireland to George and Maureen Rice and grew up in Celbridge, County Kildare, Ireland. He was originally in the band Juniper, a rock band which released the singles "The World Is Dead" and "Weatherman". On the eve of recording their first full album for Polygram in 1999, Rice became disenchanted with the commercial label and quit.

My favourite song of his is Cannonball was released in 2001 but then rereleased in 2004. I find it soothing, and I feel I relate to the lyrics, feel free to read below, while listening to the music video...

There’s still a little bit of your taste in my mouth
there’s still a little bit of you laced with my doubt
it’s still a little hard to say what's going on
there’s still a little bit of your ghost your witness
there’s still a little piece of your face i haven't kissed
you step a little closer to me
still i can't see what's going on
stones taught me to fly
love taught me to lie
life taught me to die
so it's not hard to fall
when you float like a cannonball
there’s still a little bit of your song in my ear
there’s still a little bit of your words i long to hear
you step a little closer each day
so close that i can't see what's going on
stones taught me to fly
love taught me to lie
life taught me to die
so it's not hard to fall
when you float like a cannon
stones taught me to fly
love taught me to cry
so come on courage
teach me to be shy
'cause it's not hard to fall
and i don't want to scare her
it's not hard to fall
and i don't wanna lose
it's not hard to grow
when you know that you just don't know

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Whats on the plate..


Today I will show you how to prepare the most delicious Italian dinners, in your very own home.

Happy Birthday Hayley.

Friday, March 16, 2007

hey everyone,

its been a really busy week for me... I have been working and relaxing in between and when ever I come online I completely for get to update my blog.

I guess my life has become somewhat boring at the moment, Haven't really been up to all that much,

as some of you know I love Family Guy and here is a clip I find absolutly hilarious...

enjoy :)

Saturday, March 10, 2007

It is alive!


Hey everyone,

I hope you have all been keeping well. I have some good news. My Mac is up and running again, and I am really happy about it. What it means is that I will be able to update my blog more often. Which I believe, most of you will be happy about.

at this point of time Im busy updating the software. I will post something more relivent later.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Will it Blend

At Starbucks we had a lot of fun with our frappuccino blenders we made all sorts of delicious new flavoured frappuccino's for example; here was an idea made up from Vicki " don't have time to stop and eat, why not try our New Turkey Panini creme blended frappuccino, in all honesty it was the most disgusting thing I have ever tried, I came very close to vomiting...

K-Tec the makers of Starbucks blenders as their own site will it blend? you can watch clips of them blending thing from glow sticks, pens, credit cards, a thanksgiving dinner... the list goes on...

watch the video below of them blending an Ipod...

Saturday, March 03, 2007


isn't it funny, the more you want something the harder to actually obtain it...
something so close and yet so far, and the only solution is hopefully, time and patience... hopefully it will arrive sooner than I think... which would be totally awesome

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Poetry Time

Silent whispers call out your name,
Thunder and lightening
Send shudders through my soul,
Trembling the goodness that comes of you,

The strength of your gentle voice gives me joy,
Pining to hear it again, when you say my name,
I awake with gladness,
It is you that gives me drive

It is you that makes me feel alive,
It is you that makes the darkest day seem so bright,
It is you that gives me sight,
It is you that gives me pleasant dreams when I sleep at night,

It is you that drives my soul,
It is you that I'm falling for,
It is you that keeps me wanting more,
It is you that makes me happy when I'm feeling down,

With just a single thought of you,
It is you that puts a smile on my face ten thousand times a day,
It is you that I care about,
It is you, who I want more than anything in the world,

It is your smile that even though your miles away
Brings you close to me
It is you my love
It is you
It is you
It is you

Post Secret


Personally I think Spanish is much more of a sexier language than French is.
I am currently in the process of learning it... well i can count to 10 and say hello but I'm getting there... my secret plan is to woo a particular someone with it ;)

Sunday, February 25, 2007

White Trash

I am 30% White Trash.
Not Too White Trashy
The white trash in my blood will not keep me from becoming a doctor or a lawyer, but it will keep me from a good haircut and any sort of fashion sense.


well I was sure shocked... I guess a little bit of west auckland has rubbed off on me

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Im on the move

Well the time has come for me to move on, I am moving out of the city to a suburb called Normandale below is kind of what my view will be like from my new place
except the view is not pixelated in real life ...

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

food for thought


I'm a gay Christian and I am not ashamed of who I am, I believe that Jesus still loves me and that is never going to change.


Homosexual;
The English word homosexual is a compound word made from the Greek word homo, meaning “the same”, and the Latin term sexualis, meaning sex. The term “homosexual” is of modern origin, and it wasn’t until about a hundred years ago that it was first used. There is no word in biblical Greek or Hebrew that is equivalent to the English word homosexual. The 1946 Revised Standard Version (RSV) of the Bible was the first translation to use the word homosexual.

Sodomite;
There is no word in biblical Greek or Hebrew for “sodomy.” A Sodomite was simply an inhabitant of Sodom, just as a Moabite was an inhabitant of Moab. Any translation of the New Testament making use of the words “sodomy” or “sodomite” are clear interpretations and not faithful translations.

here is an interesting read there are more links on the sidebar of this site that will be worth a read
What does the Bible really say about Homosexuality?

New Zealand Statistics



Statistics New Zealand is a fascinating site. you will be surprised at how much information is actually on there, here are some interesting facts

right now there are 4,172,796 people populating New Zealand

There were 17,530 abortions performed in New Zealand in 2005, compared with 18,210 in 2004 and 18,510 in 2003.

by December 2006
There were 59,190 live births registered in New Zealand.
There were 28,240 deaths registered.
Only 5 percent of the deaths were of people aged less than 40 years.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Napier, For the time of your life!

Man what a wicked weekend I had in Napier, it was so much fun to look around a completely new city. Marc showed me around some of the Hawkes Bay as well and seriously it is such a beautiful district.


On Friday afternoon I spent five and a half hours on the bus to get Napier, by then I was shattered but being in a totally different city, a burst of second wind lifted my energy levels right up again. By the time I arrived it was heading on 10pm and most places were closed or closing up for the night, we did manage to pop in to a bar, have a quiet drink, while watching people dressed from the 1930s waltz about the streets as well as watching a few vintage vehicles drive past, it was amazing.

Come Saturday we had a look around at what was going on around the city, vintage cars lined Marine Parade for what seemed miles.

The Streets were packed with so many people, it was such a great atmosphere! I so want to go back next year.

On Sunday Marc took me out to Waimarama, seriously talk about breath taking!
Photo Courtesy of KenndyImages

We we then went to Craggy Range and I had my first official wine tasting, thinking back on it I so wish i purchased a a few bottles of wine, seriously they had a couple that were absolutely delicious! and it being such a beautiful place its no wonder they make lovely wine.

I really must get myself some next time I am up there.
Well that pretty much concludes some of the highlights of my visit to Napier. I absolutely enjoyed myself I will definitely go back again and I recommend you go too.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Napier

Marine Parade


This weekend I am going to Napier... It is a good time to be going too, as it is Art Deco Weekend. I will try and remember to take pictures and tell of my expedition of exploring the Art Deco capital of New Zealand. In the mean time here is a little information on Napier, courtesy of Wikipedia


Napier (Ahuriri in Māori) is an important port city in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. It has a population of 57,000[1]. Ten kilometres to the south lies Hastings, Napier's twin city. The two are sometimes known in New Zealand as "The Twin Cities".

The town is 332 kilometres (about four hours) northeast by road from the capital, Wellington. It has a population smaller than Hastings, but as Hastings is administered as a district, Napier is the only city in the Hawke's Bay region, which is the largest crossbred wool centre in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the largest apple, pear and stone fruit producing areas in New Zealand. It has also become an important grape growing and wine production area with the fruit passing from the growers around Metropolitan Hastings and then to Napier for exporting. There are large frozen meat, wool, pulp and timber tonnages passing through Napier’s port.

Napier is a popular retirement town and tourist resort, and has one of the most photographed tourist attractions in the country, a statue on Marine Parade called Pania Of The Reef. Her statue is regarded in Napier in much the same way that the Little Mermaid statue is regarded in Copenhagen, and bears some similarities to its Scandinavian equivalent.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

now here's the story from A to Z


isn't it amazing what you can find on the net these days, some things can be rather interesting, or completely useless

for instance there is an amazing assortment of videos on youtube....

unfortunately I can not embed this video, for you to watch from my blog but its well worth the watch
bo'Selecta - mel b - cribs
this is a piss take of Mel B. aka Scary Spice

Im gonna be there


it amazes me how fragile life is, at any moment someone you know can be taken from this earth, many different reasons take peoples lives, one of them being suicide, I didn't think that any of my friends would choose this road, but sadly one of my friends decided to take his own life, it hurts me to think that I could have been a better friend to him, and been there for him. As selfish as this sounds I'm defiantly going to make a greater attempt to be there for my friends, I don't believe that suicide should be an option. And you should all know that you can call on me when ever you need.

Terence Gavin 1986 - 2007

























May he rest in peace

Monday, February 12, 2007

EXCITMENT!


well I just found out today that apart of my Orientation Day next week, for the Ministry of Health I get to go to Parliment for Q&A with the DG and possibly even Aunty Helen...
so if there is anything you want me to ask her leave a comment

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Short bus

Last night I went to watch the movie Shortbus... it is one of the most amazing movies I have ever seen, it is rather provocative with sex seen, you would actually think you were watching one, but once you get past that and begin to follow the story line it is a very entertaining movie.

below is a trailer and plot summary of the movie. if you are a film freak I thoroughly recommend you go see it.



Numerous New York City-dwellers come to the exclusive club Shortbus to work out problems in their sexual relationships. Rob (Raphael Barker) and Sophia (Sook-Yin Lee) are a happily married couple, except for the fact that she has never experienced sexual climax. This irony follows her to work, because she is a couples counselor who frequently has to deal with the sexual issues other couples have. Two of her patients are Jamie (PJ DeBoy) and James (Paul Dawson), a gay couple who have been monogamous for five years and counting. James wants to bring other men in to the relationship, and his own history with depression may hint at an ulterior motive. Ceth (Pronounced like Seth, played by Jay Brannon) may be the perfect addition to their family, but Caleb, a voyeur from across the street, may have his own ideas about that. At the urging of the two Jamies, Sophia visits Severin, a dominatrix with secrets of her own to reveal. ~ courtesy of IMDB-shortbus

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Today I went to the beach..

I got a little sun burnt but other than that it was so lovely there, nice and releasing...


I tried to get a little artistic

then a little bored


then finally after taking a few pics with my phone, i went for a walk


the scenery was beautiful!




all in all it was a lovely day, and next time i go to the beach i shall go with you.