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About A'Villan

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  1. Somebody's getting a slap across the back of the head from me.. You weren't lying about Caruso! Coby White is setting franchise records of 7 3pt makes in a quarter and another 20+pt game, and you are posting bloody Caruso material. The youngest in NBA HISTORY to hit 7 3's in a single game.
  2. I've just messed up my beard and will have to trim it right back or even shave it. Such a rookie.
  3. That's the spirit! Ever heard the expression, "The truth will set you free"? Unfortunately all this (what you've described) is terribly plausible, simply because it's what we're used to. When you really start questioning this though.. Say: 'Is that the way I have to assume life is? I know everybody does, but does that make it true?' It doesn't, necessarily; it ain't necessarily so. And, so then, as you question this basic assumption that underlies our culture, you find that you get a new understanding. It becomes completely obvious to you. "In the hold of the paper that fold At one time was related to gold Made many men lose their soul To the price of the dice that roll How can a light so bright make a man so cold? So another man's plans unfold Can you really see the truth til it happens to you Its so severe what the hopeless will do" I know my post is totally off-topic, but have faith and hope @Ingram85 even if it's only in yourself, for now. Ive said it before and I'll say it again, you are the universe experiencing itself. If you are rotten to the core, that will be the experience of the universe. If you are apathetic, that will be the experience of the universe. If you decide the masses are feeble and meek opposed to a few 'elite'.. Then we are not living in a democracy, which means 'power of the people'. Not, 'power over the people'.
  4. Can't hurt. It's definitely considered professional attire. I doubt anyone would deem it inappropriate, perhaps unnecessary, but I doubt you'll be marked down for it. I have come across a recruitment consultant who I heard was a word removed and would throw anything and everything at you to make you sweat and not put you forward for the job. She lived up to her reputation, surprisingly, as I thought I could handle difficult people, but she had a knack for telling you every reason why you couldn't do the most basic work. Entry level stuff, and she would just openly tell you why she thought you wouldn't cut it, without knowing you or having met you previously. Spiel was that she needs to filter those who are up to it from those who aren't, so that as a recruitment consultant she maintains positive relations with employers. Understandable, but it was beyond a joke how pathetic and negative this woman was, something seriously wrong with her. I'd tell her an answer, and she'd reflex rebut it. It should be about if the candidate can do the work, not how much bullying they can tolerate whilst convincing someone who opposes everything with unfounded put downs. Even she wouldn't be able to knock you for being presentable and dressing with the intent to impress. Regardless of how ridiculous and unnecessary I think suits are for everyday attire. It's still universally considered professional.
  5. Where the GIFted @VILLAMARV is?
  6. It's inappropriate to make a 'dad joke' if you're not a dad. It's a faux pa.
  7. Bloke 1: What's up that cows ass? The filth that comes out her mouth! Bloke 2: Sh*t moo'd mate.
  8. A'Villan

    Addiction

    What a brave **** post man. This deserves a like from everyone at VT, if a like were to represent a big hug. I've got some insight which I hope is useful. I've got some good news. And I've got some pretty bad news (don't you dare think for a minute this has anything to do with you, because it's actually the system that's bad news). Please read the whole post before you come to any conclusions, because conclusions are often based on what we're feeling, when we lack evidence or proof. Read the good, read the bad, have some balance by weighing up the pros and cons of any course of action and decision you go with, you'll thank yourself for that later. We'll start with the bad. Through my work at the clinic, I know that in Australia over 80% of people relapse within (from memory) 3 months of getting out of rehab. That's not to say it isn't working. It's only an indicator that highlights addiction's power and grip. When you think of how rife drug abuse is, 20% clean for over that period is great. My advice, research what the rehab offers while you're there, what plans they have for you once you're back on the street, it's all good to be somewhere you can't score. What happens when you return home to your family, who have been dealing drugs and using them for generations? From my understanding rehab won't prepare you for that. Question, is there not free rehabs in your location? We have them here, just the wait time is between three months to a year. Often those on the list don't go, shortening the wait. Now we'll get to the good, goddamn I love the good news. Through my work at the clinic and with addiction medicine department at one of the biggest and best hospitals down under, I know that 14 months clean and your brain recovers. To be a bit more specific, we know now, from research (no sh*t sherlock!) that cocaine and meth users dopamine levels will return to what they were before using drugs. One year baby (or thereabouts)!! And they told you there will be a point of no return. You'll f*ck up your life for good. Only shows where negativity and prejudice leads. Nowhere. You've got this man, you really do. I don't really want to admit how much of my life I was a daily user for, but I will, on account of your brave honesty. Just under a decade, I'm 29. Start with the four L's. Legal, Lover, Liver, Livelihood/Lifestyle. A very basic template, I know. But just write down a few notes on each. Where you're at, where you want to be. You're meant to write the problems associated with each of the four, but I'm all about the strength based approach, so acknowledge where you're at and where you want to be. Lover - Relationships bro, that's what life is all about, whether it's how you move against your opponent in martial arts to how you treat your mother. Liver - This is your health, by all means. Psychological, spiritual, physical or emotional. Don't underestimate the spiritual and emotional is my advice. Legal - What have you done now? The actual consequences of your actions to date from a legal perspective, and the potential consequences should you get caught. Livelihood -Accommodation, finance, work, education, recreation and leisure. How's it all going, could it be better? My advice is to join NA. Read the steps. Suck it up and go to a few meetings. Don't go to meetings in your neighbourhood unless comfortable with people you know, knowing. You will meet some dickheads, but I'll tell you this, there's not only a meeting in every major city, but one in every suburb, that attracts 10-100 people at each, every day. That's a lot of people working together, that's a lot of support, that's a lot of ideas, some might resonate and work for you. That's a lot of people getting clean. Chin up. Hit me up if ever you need anything.
  9. Thanks, I was hell bent on watching this but never got around to it. So I'll do that today I think. The GOAT imo.
  10. A'Villan

    Wesley Moraes

    I went and checked because I remember how many chances went begging that were destined for goal because Tammy missed the target last season. Tammy Abraham leads the league in big chances missed, he's scored only one more goal than he's missed all season. He's got 10 goals 9 big chances missed. Guess what? Wes has 4 goals and 3 big chances missed. The same conversion rate as a player who is a league leader in scoring who we all should know is quality. How many did Tammy score at Swansea? Not many. Wes is 22 and just got here, basically the same story for our starting eleven. Smith's only been here a year.. I'm not saying wait and see because Wes will be the striker we all hope he will be, I don't know, I just think it's a bit premature and harsh to call him out like some are.
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