Been Busy


First of all apologies to all the followers of my blog for not keeping them updated.

I have been occupied with personal and business problems. This whole month has been very stressful and it is effecting my sleeping patterns as well. Once everything is resolved I will feel much better and be able to express how I am feeling. I just can’t believe certain people try to take advantage of others who are honest and straight-forward. Not talking just about myself I mean anyone who is honest and good is always taken advantage of by those who scheme everything.

Hopefully this period of hardship will pass by but I can say from the heart this isn’t really good for your health. My eyes are really tired most of the time and the right one hurts a lot.

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I Am Back


Apologies first of all to my followers for not blogging often in 2013.

Currently I am very busy in personal projects that are life changing for me. Using all my drive to make sure it is successful and I achieve what I have set out. Life is very strange I have got to say and your luck can change anytime when it links up with someone you’ve met. Maybe somethings may not be in my life but because of someone coming into my life they have brought good luck and success that is destined for them, making me part of it.

So far I have been very tired and wish I could just rest for days without any worry. Also wanting to do lots of shopping without thinking of money.

Down & Stuck


I am in the period of my life where I don’t know where I’m going or what I’m doing. I thought after finishing University I wouldn’t need to think long-term about my future anymore but guess what it’s the same old crap. I have time now to spend a lot of my time on certain hobbies that brought me joy but marketing will always be something that brings me joy too. That only brings me joy if I am making a difference and being noticed by working in a place where I get to input my ideas and etc.

The whole point is that if every person in this world has the opportunity to fulfill their potential then there wouldn’t be any crime or several people feeling unsatisfied. They would be able to spend time doing something they love and not be unhappy.

Anyways I am talking as usual. Hoping to meet new people in Newcastle who can maybe bring me back that smile I always used to have.

You Can’t Control Life


There are always some aspects in life that we can not control. One of the most important elements in our lives is health and when you are healthy you have everything in life. However you can not control how your health may change at any given moment even if you live a healthy lifestyle. Many people won’t understand it because when someone has never had bad health then they can’t understand or be considerate to those who might be suffering.

Back to my point!
Life throws numerous obstacles in front of us and sometimes were lucky to miss them and sometimes we walk right into them and get harmed (health, financially, friendship & etc).

Others might say they can control what happens to them but they aren’t really thinking straight or have any idea. Certain things in life can change who you are and what you can do. It’s a disappointment for sure when some just head out every weekend and party. They usually state “why shouldn’t we have fun just because someone is ill” or “don’t mean we should stop enjoying ourselves.” Typical talk and something that they could do is be considerate. They forget that some day when they are ill or something then others won’t notice them or consider them and will party just like they did.

“What goes around comes back around.”

Be caring and look out for others young or old and don’t be so stuck up in life. Don’t think and say “I don’t know that person so why shall I help them” or “what will I get from helping them”. You helping someone will lead to someone someday helping you when you need it most.

Read my other blog posts and enjoy!

Would you try the new male contraception method?


English: Electron microscope image of sperm.

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New research suggests that ultrasound can zap sperm. But does it really work, and what other alternatives might there be for men?

It was news that made many men cross their legs and click quickly away to another story.

A new study has revealed that ultrasound may, in future, be a reliable form of male contraceptive. The research – from scientists at the University of North Carolina – found that a short zap of high-frequency sound waves, directed at the testicles, killed a significant number of sperm in rats.

If the results were repeated in humans, the ultrasound blast would reduce sperm levels, “far below levels normally seen in fertile men,” said lead researcher Dr James Tsuruta.

More research is needed, but could this be the cheap, reliable, reversible and side-effect-free contraceptive men have been waiting for? And would you be man enough to try it?

False dawns
It’s fair to say that science has been searching for a male equivalent to the female contraceptive Pill for decades, with any number of false dawns along the way. Newspapers regularly report that a hormonal male Pill is just around the corner, but none has so far made it into the pharmacy.

That’s partly because using hormones to stop billions of sperm is a trickier undertaking than stopping one monthly egg. Using hormones to make men temporarily infertile is a tough ask and it could also be an unpopular one. As women have found, hormonal contraceptives have unpleasant side effects. Knowing that, do men really want a hormonal Pill?

“We don’t need to put men through what women went through for pill development in the 1960s,” says Elaine Lissner, director of the Male Contraception Information Project (MCIP). “Men won’t put up with it, and they shouldn’t. Times have changed.

“Hormones are not one-size-fits-all. You see this with the pill. Women often go through several attempts before they find one that’s just right for them – or at least tolerable! Why manipulate a system that affects nearly everything from A to Z – acne, blood pressure, cholesterol, you name it – when you can take a more targeted approach?”

The ultrasound method is a good example of just such a targeted approach.

The question is, will it work?

In fact, the North Carolina study is just the latest of a string of studies on the efficacy of ultrasound as a male contraceptive dating back to the 1970s. Studies have been completed on rats, dogs and monkeys. The equipment is readily available. Ultrasound does appear to zap sperm.

“It’s clear now that ultrasound works, once you get the settings right,” says Lissner. “That said, it will take a lot more research before the average man will feel comfortable with it for temporary contraception.”

And that’s the problem. There are two serious questions that need to be answered before ultrasound is accepted as a bona fide male contraceptive. Put simply, if ultrasound zaps sperm, how long does it take for fertility to recover? And what effect will repeat doses of ultrasound have on sperm quantity and quality in future?

“How well will fertility return after many uses in a row? And would there be issues with sperm quality, and possibly birth defects, while it is wearing off?” asks Lissner. At the moment, she believes ultrasound may have more potential as a permanent method, a nonsurgical alternative to vasectomy.

That might change with more research, but research requires funding, and the problem with ultrasound – and other non-hormonal contraceptives – is that there’s little profit to be made. Companies would prefer to sell men (and women) an endless supply of pills than a one-off ultrasound machine. The search for reliable male contraceptive options is a long road.

Other options
The ultrasound study does at least show is that there may be realistic alternatives to a hormonal pill many men would be reluctant to take, and the less-than-ideal methods – condoms, vasectomy, withdrawal – currently available.

According to Elaine Lissner, a different, plant-based pill called Gandarusa is in advanced clinical trials in Indonesia and could be available there soon. “But the first new method to win regulatory approval in the west may be Vasalgel, a polymer gel with a microscopic mesh structure that directly filters out the sperm as they flow through the vas deferens tube,” she says.

Another promising method is a pill being developed by a team at Kings College, London, which prevents the vas deferens (the tube sperm pass through) from contracting and pushing the sperm out during ejaculation. “It has a side benefit that ought to be of great interest to AIDS funders but has so far escaped notice: it could greatly reduce the male-to-partner transmission of HIV,” says Lissner.

The future
None of these options – or indeed a hormonal male pill or patch – is likely to be available in the very near future, however. The makers of Vasalgel – a non-profit organisation – hope to have it on the market in the west within four years.

But there is some cause for optimism. For many years policymakers didn’t think men were interested in contraception, but even with current options, men now cover more than a third of contraception in developed countries.

That may be the most important message from recent developments. Whether it’s ultrasound or anything else, young men want more of a say in the contraception they and their partners use, and they also want more – and better – options.