Are you happy? Watch this and smile a little.
Special thanks to Tacloban City and the UNDP. If you wish to help with Cyclone Haiyan reconstruction, check out your favourite charities.
Because I’m Happy!
In Korea, e-sports are a “big deal”. They are the equivalent of our football players or basketball players. We may consider video games as a simple way to kill time but many Koreans play the game like a sport. And one of the biggest games is League of Legends. I am on the North American Server as AvicennaLast (JT Eberhard is also there with me if you fancy a go as are some of my readers).
[warning]Trigger Warning – Suicide Attempt[/warning]
Like football, talented 15 year olds are trained until the age of 17 and then unleashed on the world on a professional scale. And like football there are wonderkids. [Read more…]
The Acid Survivors Trust International (ASTI) are a charity that came to my attention following some atheist on atheist harassment. I knew about them from their Academy Award winning documentary, but I only read through their website after this unfortunate incident.
Well ASTI offered me something rather cool, an opportunity to do some good out of this. ASTI are running fundraising trips, usually expeditions and hikes to raise money for charity. [Read more…]
I have often pushed the Mantra of Charity as something to be approached in a sensible way.
Do what you can and what needs to be done. If you cannot pay or have the skills to help then you can still spread the word. You can get others to donate and or volunteer.
The story of HIV in India is an incredibly tragic one with the stigma being so strong that HIV+ people often don’t tell their loved ones that they are sick.
And this causes more tragedies. For many HIV is a death sentence, but the creation of ARVs mean that HIV and AIDS are treated as Chronic Diseases now, like Diabetes or Hypertension. With ARVs one can live decades and hold down a normal life.
And part of that normalcy is love and companionship. [Read more…]
There’s a new strain of HIV that”s been discovered in Guinea-Bissau (West Africa).
It’s more aggressive than the other two major strains and causes a rapid progression from HIV+ to AIDS according to the researchers at Lund University (Sweden)
Instead of around 7 years it takes around 5 years to develop AIDS. [Read more…]
I owe the Acid Survivor’s Trust International (ASTI) an apology.
You see, I didn’t think my article through. I made the same mistake as the people who tried to bully Melody and utilised ASTI’s name and works to argue against the bullying.
They deserve better than that. [Read more…]