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I eat so much until people call me Dr. Fish Fish.

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

The world

Well, I talk bout this topic today, coz inspired by a blogger's post concerning his insane act. Yap, nothing to be connected with food. Maybe some of u hv know bout these facts, but how many actually put a deep care. Including myself...

The miniature world

I received the fact 100 People in the World many times, but everytime after reading, I will just delete them. Just basically it is memory consuming in my mailbox. But if I put it here, I hope a lot more people will know bout this fact.

The Quote:

If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, there would be:

57 Asians
21 Europeans
14 from the Western Hemisphere, both north and south
8 Africans
52 would be female
48 would be male
(an unknown number of girls would be genitally mutilated before puberty)
70 would be non-white
30 would be white
70 would be non-Christian
30 would be Christian
89 would be apparently heterosexual
11 would be apparently homosexual
(67 would actually be bisexual, leading various lifestyles)
6 people would possess 59% of the entire world's wealth and all
6 would be from the United States.
80 would live in substandard housing
70 would be unable to read (in any language)
50 would suffer from malnutrition (near starvation)
1 would have a college education (yes, only one)
1 would own a computer

And also consider:

If you woke up this morning with more health than illness... you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.

If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation ... you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.

If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death ... you are more blessed than three billion people in the world.

If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep ... you are richer than 75% of this world.

If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace ... you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.

Work with passion
Love without needing to be loved
Appreciate what you have
And do your best for a better world

(Modified from the net sources 1, 2 and 3)

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

How many of u out there actually first time hear this term? I only know bout the existance of this kind of practice for gals too 2 years ago. I thought it was only meant for boys in a much lighter way. It was shown on a documentary in the Japan's tv. I must said it was a great cultural shock for me!

If u still don't know wat it is, please go to read this 2 sites. Or just simply type 'Female Genital Mutilation' on the search engine, u will see numerous sites concerning this topic.

Site 1

Site 2

Waris Dirie

She is a supermodel. But she is one of the FGM victim. And today, she stand out to fight for termination of FGM. The 'fight' is still going on...

Story bout her.

A newsletter bout her fight towards FGM.

And these r the books she has written.

We r now flooded with new n hi tech, but is our world hv been really civilized??

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