mardi, février 17, 2009

Gender Creation

In the first six months in the womb, all Humans were programmed to be a female. The formation of the genitals have not started, and the genes in our body confirmed us to be a female. Our bodies grew according to the command of those genes, and the hormones start overflowing in our bodies.

It's actually simply easy to see how males were once grown the same as females. There's one female feature that has developed in the fetus period and can be found on males. Nipples.

After six months long, one single gene in our body, code named Gene X (I forgot the scientific name) chose one of the two options: to be or not to be activated. This single gene is the cause of the rise of the male Humans. When it is activated, it will trigger the decrease in estrogen production and increase in testosterone. If it is inactive, the production of estrogen will be kept at higher level than that of testosterone.

If you want to see it easier, think of the walking distance from London to Moscow. That is the length of the gene that controls hormone producing if it's stretched. Gene X is the first twenty miles of the journey, where the road forked. It tells us which route we should take, male or female.

This single, important gene is actually very small. When you compare it to other genes, this one is so small and insignificant in size. For me, it is scary to understand that without a single, micro-sized gene there would never be a male Human being. In the same time I find it amazing and intriguing to know the secrets our body hold. It is amazing how something so small can make a difference so big.

What do you think?

mercredi, février 11, 2009

What a Wonderful World

Studying has made me learn much. Most of it about the greatness and awesomeness of the world. Science has yet failed to amaze me. Knowing much makes me think and ask for more answers of the world.

The vast, amazing world makes me wonder, how many billions of questions lie ahead of me? Can the world never be understood fully? Is there really a Theory of Everything?

The world is just awesome. Discovery channel, I agree with you.

mardi, novembre 18, 2008


I've just realized this when I was writing, but being a pretender is actually an interesting way of living. The definition of a pretender is someone who hides his or her own emotions, and showing another one instead to cope with the current situation around him or her.

While some people think that showing the true self is important, and there are few who are able to do so, being a pretender is actually interesting because there are so many who do so.

Being a pretender means you hide your true self, and the fake one shows up. When you pretend too much, like me, this other person consumes your true self, and the next thing you know, you've lost yourself, and you became this someone else. Others might not be able to perceive though, it's this person they usually see anyway.

It might just be an evolution of the self, but me personally, I start to think the old me was gone. That jealous, zealous, oh-the-entire-world-is-a-trash-can boy. I start to keep all those madness, those words wanting so bad to be shouted out. I know they wouldn't be heard, or they would just be understood, or they'd make me look like a bad guy, so I start keeping them inside.

Oh well, it's not like my emotions really mattered, right? As long as I can make myself look better with this outstretched patience, I'd still be able to take pride in myself.

Isn't that the only thing important?

lundi, novembre 10, 2008

Tagged (Again2)

... guess who tagged me?

How much of your teenage life have you "messed up?" (btw I'm still a teen)

[x] Gotten kissed
[ ] Gotten a phone taken away in class
[ ] Gotten suspended
[ ] Gotten caught chewing gum
[ ] Gotten caught cheating on a test (I'm so good at cheating that people even think I'm the smart guy giving cheats.)
Total so far: 1

[x] Arrived late to class more than 5 times
[x] Didn't do homework over 5 times
[x] Turned at least 3 projects in late
[x] Missed school just because you felt like it
[x] Laughed so loud you got kicked out of class (and for some other reasons too)
Total so far: 6

[x] Got your mom, dad, etc to get you out of school
[x] Text people during class
[x] Passed notes (see, this is the other reason)
[x] Threw stuff across the room (... actually this is how I passed notes)
[x] Laughed at the teacher
Total so far: 11

[x] Been in a fight at school, fist or verbal
[x] Took pictures during school hours (taken, to be exact)
[x] Called someone during school hours
[x] Listened to iPod, CD, etc during school hours
[x] Skipped a class period
Total So Far: 16

[ ] Threw something at the teacher
[x] Went outside the classroom without permission
[x] Broke the dress code
[ ] Failed a class (even with all these stuffs going on)
[x] Ate food during class (Nasi Bungkus + Ice Tea)
Total So Far: 19

[x] Gotten a call from school (thank God I could change my voice to a lower tone)
[ ] Couldn't go on a field trip cause you behaved badly
[x] Didn't take your stuff to school (left them at the locker. ... what?)
[ ] Given a teacher the finger when they weren't looking
[x] Curse during class/school (dude, it's an all-boys school. what do you expect?)
Total so far: 22

[ ] Faked your parents signature (so damn hard to do)
[X] Slept in class (everyone knows me for this one)
[ ] Cursed at your teacher (hey I actually respect them!)
[X] Copied homework (everytime)
[ ] Got in trouble with the principal-the vice principal
Total So Far: 24

Multiply by 3

Grand total: 72%

mercredi, octobre 29, 2008


I am bored. Extremely bored.

I got new mangascans and games from a friend. I got things to study. I got my cute girlfriend to talk to. But neither one really interest me at the moment. Well, it's not that I don't want to, but I'm not too eager either. It's almost like the spirit of me has gone away somewhere, wanting for an adrenaline-rushing sensation.

I hope archery would give me that.

mercredi, octobre 22, 2008

Blindless Obsession

Some people say, love has made me blind. They say, my obsession about my dearest love is absurd, and my feelings to her is over-extended. They might be right, I don't care. But for this moment, I want to say different things than love to my dearest here.

Why here? Why not in private?

Because I know this way she'll work better.

... but maybe staying silent is better. After all, why ruin the sweet emotions with realistic matters?

vendredi, octobre 10, 2008

Tagged (Again)

Lagi-lagi kena tag sama neng Ipeh.. Oh well, here goes..

50 Random Truths


1. is 18, but few believes that.
2. actually likes being called an adult.
3. loves himself more than most things in this world.
4. has very dull senses.
5. knows well how to make himself look smart.
6. is obsessed about his dearest love.
7. is hopeless without her.
8. sometimes wonder what will happen if he lays down and die.
9. wants to change the world.
10. aims to be a scientist.
11. hopes that one day he'd be able to get himself twin children.
12. is a QUEEN fan.
13. is recently contaminated by Aerosmith.
14. is addicted to Dungeons & Dragons Role Playing Game.
15. likes most animals.
16. dislikes most insects.
17. wants an Alligator Snapping Turtle as a pet.
18. loves white, red, and gold.
19. dreams to be a knight someday.
20. dreams to be buried in Westminster Abbey.
21. likes English culture.
22. loves to eat anything edible.
23. is a board-gamer.
24. likes to play tabletop games.
25. does not have any talent for painting models, but likes doing it anyway.
26. is an extremely bad singer.
27. wonders, has he mentioned that he loves his girlfriend?
28. weighs around 85 kilograms.
29. has an Oedipus Complex.
30. feels like crap when he's unneeded.
31. always wants to be the center of attention.
32. is born on August 22nd, 1990, and is a Leo.
33. is a student at Institut Teknologi Bandung, School of Life Sciences and Technology.
34. only has three persons he consider best friends.
35. has a Dutch heritage, but people seem to see him as a Chinese.
36. does not smoke, hates to inhale smoke, and kills anyone who smokes in his bedroom.
37. prefers Classic Rock, New Age Music, and Modern Classic.
38. is a curious cat.
39. surrenders to nothing.
40. is an able-bodied fighter.
41. is learning archery.
42. has learned the basics of Judo and Merpati Putih.
43. can crack stone half in one hit.
44. carries a Swiss Army Knife around.
45. is allergic to metal touching.
46. hates Frestea for making him sick a week long.
47. has many dirty little secrets.
48. is sometimes an impulsive person, a risky man, a daredevil, when it comes to making his lover smile.
49. is a data bank for Celestine Empire.
50. wants to say more than these 49.