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  1. Tales of the Otori - Lian Hearn (Mystical Samurai-esque adventure)


    I've also read the prequel to this one... great read, but can't remember what the title is.


    Just finished reading Eragon by Christopher Paolini. Really enjoyed it.


    In the realm of fantasy, probably consider Mercedes Lackey, David Gemmell, David Eddings and Cecilia Dart-Thornton.


    If you're into horror, Graham Masterton, Richard Laymon (sex thrown into the horror mix) and of course, can't go past Stephen King.


    Lots of other authors like Eric van Lustbader (ninjas and a lot of Japanese culture), Jack White (King Arthur fantasy), Jeffrey Archer, James Patterson...


    Of course, can't go past the classics like Tolkien, Austen, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Count of Monte Cristo...

  2. The last time I had a wheel alignment done at Beaurepares, they told me it would take about 20 mins. It took them 1.5 hours. Including the 3 test drives the guy took. When I drove the car home, it seemed fine. Until I took it on the freeway and it was still shaking at 100km/hr. :(


    Is it just them ? Or my car ? Want to go for another wheel alignment, but not sure whether it's worth going back to Beaurepares or finding someone who knows about imports.

  3. I look at size 0 celebrities and there is no way in hell I will be doing that to my body ! I can't understand why some women think that it's an attractive look ie Posh Spice.


    And to all the guys who think that their partners need to stay skinny (this comment has come up numerous times in other threads), you may be in for a bit of a surprise once you start a family. Some women will shrink back to their previous size whilst others retain the weight gain.


    Found these models who are size 12 - which someone mentioned that they thought was "fat"... these girls don't look it !


    Jen Hunter

    Lauren Moller

  4. It's one of those things mate, generally speaking women (or most) are more emotional than men, who are generally (or most) more logical.


    A lot of women see it as killing a life, and I can understand that, it is a part of your maternal instinct, but study the basic biology of gestation and it's really not. You're talking about a group of cells, nothing is formed, which is why its illegal, and more dangerous to terminate after the 1st trimester. While it may sound callous, and not very nice, it might be akin to having a very very small cancer removed. That's the reality of the science, that is logic.


    What should be considered before anything is whether one (or two) are going to be able to provide a life a child deserves, and if they're not sure about that, then that should be the answer right there. How we 'feel' should not be a part of the answer, as quite often our feelings lead us all astray..


    It's a life when you can hear a heart beat.


    Often, it doesn't help when you throw religion into the mix as well. <_>

  5. I think it's my mind that wants it.


    Pregnancy was never a fun place for me. Feeling nauseous 24/7 for 5 months and then the back pain and swollen ankles for the rest of the pregnancy. Not to mention the baby kicking at the bladder doesn't help. And child labour... oh... lord... 16 hours for the first and 6 hours for the second baby... experiencing the most intense pain in your life. Hell no.

  6. uve got a point, in the interest of the child, we will help pay for it for the first 18 years so they can live comfortably, then for the following 18years u can pay it all back to us. if you choose to take on the responsibility of a child, you should expect the responsibility that comes with it, by yourself, not at anyone elses expense. we shouldnt have to pay for a life decision they make.


    Abortion is not an easy decision to make. If the girl is sure that she doesn't want a child, then it's a quick decision to make. However, if the girl thinks of the life in her body that she is killing, the burden of guilt will wear away at her.


    Until you know enough about a girl's state of mind and her views on unwanted pregnancy, it's probably best to take as much precautions as YOU can to prevent pregnancy happening in the first place. No glove. No love.


    There are women who will purposely get pregnant. They're married and already have kids. They want more kids, but their partner don't. So some women actually lie about contraception so that they can "accidently" fall pregnant.


    TV shows that glamourise motherhood don't help either. Babies are hard work. It's been almost 5 years since I've had my first child and I'm only beginning to be able to sleep through the night. <_>

  7. At the end of the day, the law takes into account what is in the best interest of the child.


    Our society centres parenthood around the mother figure. If you're unhappy about paying child support, isn't it possible for you to apply for shared custody. So you don't pay as much money, but also get to be involved in the child's life.


    Motherhood isn't exactly fun. Babies are helpless and need to be monitored around the clock. Then there's the fun of toilet training.


    If you're not ready to be a parent, take precautions.

  8. Basically it comes down to taking responsibility for your actions.


    If I were a guy, I wouldn't give a shit if the chick said that she's on the pill. She might actually be telling the truth, but the pill isn't 100% effective. I should know, I got pregnant when I was on the pill !


    Put a condom on. You might not enjoy the sensation, but imagine having to support a child that you don't want for the next 18 years.

  9. Victoria Police will upgrade cameras at 30 locations across the city which currently operate red light cameras on rotation. The new cameras will operate at the sites year-round.


    The digital technology will enable police to nab both speeding drivers and those that run red lights.

    The current red light cameras will continue to rotate among 53 sites across Melbourne.


    As per the article, those cameras used to be operated on a rotation. That way, you never really knew if they were working or not.


    They will now be fully operational ALL the time.


    .ady, why spend less money on car parts ? As long as you don't give in to the temptation to go OVER the speed limit, you'll be fine. Easy to say, hard to do... I know ! :)

  10. Extra 30 red light speed cameras installed in Melbourne


    Forewarned, is forearmed.


    Burke Rd & Prospect Hill Rd, Camberwell VIC 3124


    Springvale Rd & Maroondah Highway Service Ln, Nunawading VIC 3131


    Royal Parade & Cemetery Rd W, Carlton North VIC 3054


    Canterbury Rd & Station St, Box Hill South VIC 3128


    Bell St & St Georges Rd, Preston VIC 3072


    Warrigal Hwy & N Rd, Bentleigh East VIC 3166


    Albert St & Gower St, Preston VIC 3072


    Williamstown Rd & Somerville Rd, Yarraville VIC 3013


    Warrigal Hwy & Centre Rd, Oakleigh South VIC 3167


    Ballarat Rd & Churchill Ave, Maidstone VIC 3012


    Spencer St & Dudley St, West Melbourne VIC 3003


    Hoddle St & Johnston St, Abbotsford VIC 3067


    Punt Rd & High St, Windsor VIC 3181


    Dandenong Rd & Clayton Rd, Oakleigh East VIC 3168


    Springvale Rd & Cheltenham Rd, Keysborough VIC 3173


    Mt Alexander Rd & Maribyrnong Rd, Ascot Vale VIC 3032


    Foster St & McCrae St, Dandenong VIC 3175


    Geelong Road & Droop Street Footscray


    Sydney Rd & Harding St, Coburg VIC 3058


    Millers Rd & Blackshaws Rd, Altona North VIC 3025


    Geelong Rd & Geelong St, Kingsville VIC 3012


    Fitzroy St & Princes St, St Kilda VIC 3182


    Doncaster Rd & Wetherby Rd, Doncaster VIC 3109


    Barkly St & Carlisle St, St Kilda VIC 3182


    Warrigal Hwy & Batesford Rd, Chadstone VIC 3145


    Warrigal Hwy & Centre Dandenong Rd, Cheltenham VIC 3192


    Barkers Rd & Denmark St, Hawthorn VIC 3122


    Nicholson St & Elgin St, Fitzroy VIC 3053


    Smithfield Rd & Epsom Rd, Kensington