Today I Went Shopping… AND LOVED IT… A Little Too Much

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Why yes, Tom Ford, yes you can release me from the constraints of modern society.

Is it so wrong to be driven by purely material goods? Today I went shopping with my roommate Leanne. We literally get high when we go shopping and sometimes have to remove ourselves from the vicinity of glossy high heels and shiny objects just so we can come back to reality. Yes, I would say our decision-making abilities are greatly compromised when we’re around the likes of Louis Vuitton and Tom Ford. However, I understand that all of this is shallow and materialistic.

But when I think about passion and doing what I love, the only thing I can think about is all the stuff I can buy.  So maybe I haven’t discovered my dharma yet. And I guess until I find something I love more than expensive handbags and high priced silk scarves, I guess I’ll be broke. Spiritually and financially.

I’d like to quote Alec Baldwin as Jack from 30 Rock:

Money can’t buy happiness; it is happiness.

Following that line of thought, I shouldn’t even bother with shopping malls. I should just dive into my own pool of dirty dollar bills. But I just can’t shake off my need for expensive stuff. What’s up with that? Maybe because I don’t have any class, I figure I can buy myself some? I just love stuff and I want to surround myself with nice things. People are optional but they have to look nice too.

So if any of you have any ideas on how I can love stuff and things a little less and focus on the finer things in life, such as friendship, and love, and all that blah blah blah, let me know. Below. Yes, leave me a comment.

BTW. You can customize your own Longchamp bag over here (and way cheaper than buying in Malaysia).

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5 Keys To Having It All (Wealth, Sex, Hookers, And Blow) – Hail Satan!

I work in the personal growth industry. To make matters worse, it’s the internet marketing/personal growth industry. But in any case, I do pick up some neat tips here and there to live my dream life, Ferrari and cash in hand.

Here’s one magical personal growth process I’d like to share.

The 5 Crucial Elements of Success (as I like to call them)

Desire: You’ve gotta have great desire to see your most wanted outcome come true.

Timing: In this case the “when” is more important than the “how”. Wait for the right moment to strike. It’ll come. Patience.

Creative visualization: You’ve gotta have it clear in your head what you want, how it’ll feel, what it’ll look like, smell like, taste like. So if you’re dying to jump into bed with a certain girl, try making a doll of her and start there. Whatever works so long as the full image is in view.

Direction: Clear target. This is where you will throw all your energy, focus, and magic manifesting skills at.

Balance: Don’t get too far-fetched here. Be realistic. You’re not going to get a 6-pack over night if you look like Rosie O’Donnell. So have some common sense.

Now where are these 5 keys to success from? Your friendly neighbourhood Satanist! It’s from the Satanic Bible by Anton LaVey! Don’t believe me? Go to the omnipresent Wiki >> Satanism is pretty sweet. It’s all about materialism and individualism. 2 of my favourite isms.

Maybe all those Bible-thumping Jesus freaks are onto something about the New Age, personal growth movement. They’re all devil worshippers!

But my greed and materialism far outweigh the prospect of hell and I really want an iPad, so hail Satan!

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Recommended! The Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman

You can read this in a day. But despite the easy reading and simple storyline the message is heavy like Oprah at her peak. And while I don’t agree with all of the book (especially the urine-rubbing part), I must say it gives a lot to think about. Yes, it’s classified under the personal growth section but don’t let that freak you out.

But let me just get it out of the way and say it’s for those seeking life purpose, higher connections, spirituality, and all that, which let’s face it, is almost everybody. Just very few people admit it.

Now, normally I wouldn’t read something like this but I was stuck on an island and had finished the book I originally brought. Faced with staring at the Islanders stare at the white chicks or reading my travelling companion’s book, I stuck with the latter. It proved to be a good choice.

The story starts with one Dan Millman. Champion athlete, full scholarship at Berkeley, king of the world. But like so many angsty hormone-riddled boys, he gets depressed and starts to question the world. PORQUE, MARIA, PORQUE??? So instead of throwing himself into binge drinking and every girl on campus, he decides to walk to a gas station at 3 in the morning because that’s the obvious call to action. Continue reading

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2 Very Important Things On Im/Patience That I Learned From Malaysia

There’s a lot to be said about a city where the best thing about it is that you can leave it. This is Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It’s a hub for all airplane traffic so when you’re sick of being ripped off in KL you can fly to another part of Asia and get ripped off there.

But my year and a half in KL has taught me a lot about the importance of patience and impatience. Mainly these 2 things.

1. Patience is a virtue.

Everything moves at the speed of the Obama administration. So there’s no point getting angry and frustrated over things which you have no control over.

Example being the taxis. Sometimes they feel like working, sometimes they don’t feel like working. But it’s not their fault. Everybody is entitled to tea time and slacking off at work. So I learned to be patient, to smile, and get over things. Eventually the end result will happen but in the mean time just grin and bear it. It’s much to hot in KL already. Continue reading

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Recommended! Fountainhead by Ayn Rand (You Don’t Need My Recommendation Though)

Just wrapped up The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. What can I say that already hasn’t been said, except OMG, I would love to see the rape of Dominique by protagonist Howard Roark on the silver screen. Hot stuff. But of course all that stuff about individualism versus collectivism, objectivism, and progress is good too.

And despite the raunch, pessimism, and dirty sex, this book is probably the best personal growth book ever. Message: You can achieve whatever you want so long as you stick to it. A lot of rags to riches going on in this book.

My favorite quote:

Men have not found the words for it nor the deed nor the thought, but they have found the music. Let me see that in one single act of man on earth. Let me see it made real. Let me see the answer to the promise of that music. Not servants nor those served; not altars and immolations; but the final, the fulfilled, innocent of pain. Don’t help me or serve me, but let me see it once, because I need it. Don’t work for my happiness, my brothers–show me yours–show me that it is possible–show me your achievement–and the knowledge will give me courage for mine.

Read it. You won’t regret it.

And if there were zombies in this book, they’d be the collective masses, unthinking and mindless.

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Yes, This Zombie Blog Has Been Revived (No Pun Intended)

After one-year long hiatus, it seems only right to bring this puppy back from the shallow graves of the internetz. But this time it’ll be more than just zombies. Expect some reading, writing, useless interaction, and novel making.

And by novel making, I mean to say my attempts to connect words together to form a coherent story that’ll tell the sordid tale of a boy who wakes up not knowing he’s a zombie. It’s a coming of age novel. The teen angst won’t be sexy.

By the by, I’ll also be throwing up some reading recommendations (not all books). Read them, don’t read them. I don’t care. Also, I preemptively apologize for my rambling drunk posts, which are sure to happen at some point.

Peace and kittens,

Gabby

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The Cutest Zombie Plush Doll Ever

I want one, I want one, I want one sooo badly.

Whether you enjoy flexing your creator muscles or take pleasure in sheer destruction, this zombie doll is for everyone.

It’s cute, it’s gangly, and it’s a tiny zombie you can take your anger out on. There’s no better way to practice your zombie-exterminating skills safely.

You can pick one up for a mere $12.99 at ThinkGeek.

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