Magnum "The Sixties Nine"

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Image from Streets [streets.com.au].

This is the page with direct links to all the nine Magnum “The
Sixties Nine” ice creams that I’ve eaten and reviewed. It’s one of the
highest search strings so I figured a page with direct links would be
easier for those searching for the Magnums in “The Sixties Nine” series.

Magnum “The Sixties Nine” #1 – Wood Choc [sixthseal.com].

Magnum “The Sixties Nine” #2 – Cherry Guevara [sixthseal.com].

Magnum “The Sixties Nine” #3 – Peace Man Go [sixthseal.com].

Magnum “The Sixties Nine” #4 – Candy Warhol [sixthseal.com].

Magnum “The Sixties Nine” #5 – Jami Hendrix [sixthseal.com].

Magnum “The Sixties Nine” #6 – Guava Lamp [sixthseal.com].

Magnum “The Sixties Nine” #7 – Cinnaman on the Moon [sixthseal.com].

Magnum “The Sixties Nine” #8 – John Lemon [sixthseal.com].

Magnum “The Sixties Nine” #9 – Choc Work Orange [sixthseal.com].

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Disclaimer: This post and all other drug related posts is made by veritas, who is a guest author on this blog. The owner of this domain is not responsible for the posts made by any guest authors.

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I had gotten another foil of heroin about a month ago and it’s been
sitting in my stash drawer ever since. I’ve been worried about this,
being raided and found in possession of heroin is a different scenario
than being raided and found in possession of cannabis. In the interest
of limiting my legal liability, I’ve consumed it last night. ;)

Anyway, this heroin is chunkier and more voluminous than the previous one I got
[sixthseal.com]. It’s sourced from the same place (Springvale – no harm
in mentioning the name, everyone knows it’s a hotbed of street level
heroin dealing anyway), although from a different dealer. This dealer
was squatting with a friend when I approached him and asked if he had
any smack.

Well, to tell you the truth, I was terrified at the nonchalance of
this dealer. It was in broad daylight (afternoon) when this happened,
and it was at a high traffic area. He said it’s A$50 for a foil and he
nudged his friend, who looked to the left and then to the right to spot
for police activity and then PULLED OUT A HUGE BAG CONTAINING AT LEAST
200 FOILS.

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To say I was appalled is an understatement. At this point, I was
about to bolt at the utter indiscretion of the dealers. I was literally
shaking in my boots (although I wasn’t wearing boots) while this deal
was happening. This was in broad daylight, at a high pedestrian traffic
area, and in a place where undercover cops is known to be operating and
yet this dealer just looked left and right and then grinned and handed
me a foil.

Well, that’s the last time I’m going to score on the street.
Theoretically, the police would be going after them and not me, but
still the risk is there. Anyway, I just held on to the foil in my hand
so I could just drop it at the slightest provocation should I be
apprehended. Luckily, nothing of that nature happened and I got back
safely and it’s been sitting in my drawer since then. I’m not a big fan
of heroin, but I just wanted a second experiment.

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Well, I crushed it up and insufflated (snorted) it last night. It’s
a common misconception that heroin can only be injected. Although
that’s the most efficient way to use it, I’m not interested in
injecting anything due to the various issues surrounding that route of
administration. [Edit: *cough* Er…yes, I have since decided I
wanted experience with that, so I IV’ed methamphetamine after setting
up a safety framework :p] The second most efficient route (smoking) is
logistically challenging as well, since I don’t own a glass pipe.

Thus, I just crushed everything up to a fine powder, racked it into
a line and up it went. I snorted half into my left nostril and the
other half into my right. I don’t know if there’s any difference in
doing that, but I do know from experience that substances should be
finely powdered and snorting should be hard enough to get it into your
sinuses and yet not so hard that it goes into your lungs or down your
throat (thus wasting it).

This is what I wrote:

burnt really bad going up
the drip was AWFUL
felt like bitterness x 10
chilly weather tonite
wearing little
windows open
yet…warmth :)
fuzzy warmth…
slowing down…
numbness
clothes is the fabric that shields your nudity from the world
heroin is the blanket that shields you from the world
that is all
blissfull
god…everything is perfect

Cliché, but that’s what I felt. :) Effects were wearing off after 4
hours and I felt an unbearable and unstoppable wave of sleepiness, upon
which I slept for a solid 14 hours. However, that could just be paying
back my sleep debt from previous dexamphetamine runs. I felt it much
better this time, it’s very nice indeed, I’ll even use the word
‘wonderful’ to describe the effects I felt this time. I won’t be doing
it again anytime soon though. It’s a little too boring (no offense to
people who enjoy opiates) and expensive for me. Also, I’m aware of the
addiction potential, so thus ends my experiments with this substance,
unless there is reason for me to continue.

A funny conversation (overheard)

I had a meeting today with my IE client and our project has finally
been signed off. It’s a culmination of a year’s work and it was kinda
sad for things to end, strange as it may sound. :)

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Anyway, I saw that Bakers Delight @ Clayton is finally open to the
public. I just got a hot cross bun, and it was pretty good. They were
offering samples of bread on the counter too.

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Well, I’m feeling strangely sleepy now, so I’ll just be quick and
tell you a funny conversation I heard while on the bus. Anyway, there
was this group of Malaysian people sitting around me. I don’t know
them, but I overheard their conversation mentioning they’re from KL.
It’s impossible not to when some of them were opposite me and some
beside me.

Anyway, this guy (looks Malaysian as well) comes in at the bus loop
at Monash University and sat beside the Malaysian girl opposite me.
After a while, he struck up this conversation with the girl:

Guy: Are you Malaysian or Indonesian?
Girl: (looking disinterested) Malaysian.
(looks away again)
Guy: I figured you were. You had a typical Malaysian accent.
Girl: (looking annoyed) I’m Malaysian so of course I have a Malaysian accent.
(her friends around laughs)
Guy: Yeah, you have a very distinctive accent from which I can tell you’re Malaysian.
Girl: (looking very annoyed) I’m proud to be Malaysian.
Guy: Hey, so am I.
(extends hand)
Girl: (considers for a moment then the auto-reflex kicks in) …
(she didn’t say anything in reply)
Guy: (insistent) So, where do you live?
Girl: Halls.
(looks away)
Guy: Which hall?
Girl: (looking at her friends for help) Ah…this is my stop.
(starts to make a show of gathering her plastic bags while avoiding eye contact with the guy)
Guy: (not to be dissuaded) What’s all that for? Is that your daily shopping or what?
Girl: It’s for a week. And some are for friends.
(looks away)
Guy: So what are you into? Alcohol? Drugs?
Girl: Nothing.
(gathers her shopping bags and gets up, the halls stop is there)

Heh. It was funny how that guy was going on like that. I figured he
didn’t start the conversation on the right foot, but he was also the
annoying type and he couldn’t afford to be that without scoring high in
the looks department. But I reckon it’s the “Malaysian accent” thing
that did him in. I heard the girls bagging him while walking into the
halls. I didn’t know them though, they’re from a different hall, but
that conversation sure was funny. Heh.

DieHardX

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I just got a package from Daniel [geocities.com]. Seeing as to how Singapore is one of the SARS affected countries [moh.gov.sg], I took appropriate safety measures before opening the envelope. Haha! Just kidding.

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It’s a Revolver Worldwide magazine. That’s Jenna Jameson on the
cover. I found the Nirvana article very interesting and I particularly
enjoyed the stoner ads at the back. Heh. Thanks for the birthday gift
buddy! :)

Trapped under ice

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I can’t go back to sleep. Wanted to cook some breakfast but my
drumsticks were trapped! It’s been frozen into the freezer compartment
of the community fridge. The thing with the fridge is, it doesn’t close
properly anymore because the magnetic strip along the door has lost its
affinity for the ones along the frame of the fridge. Hah! I can still
think this early in the morning. I’ll be going to slops to grab
something to eat later.

Link of the Day: Shirley’s blog [geocities.com]

I forgot how I got here, was surfing around and stumbled upon this
page. She mentions she’s from Sarawak on the page and I clicked to the
photos page and found the first picture familiar…looks like the YMCA
camp (at least I think that’s what it’s called) back in Sibu, but then
it could be any river. I then scrolled down a bit and saw the class
photo. Uniforms are pretty generic so I couldn’t be sure, but the two
people at the back with the jerseys have the Methodist High School
colors. And that’s definitely the Methodist High School, Sibu
administration office in the background. :) AFAIK there’s not many Sibu
bloggers out there, so it’s a coincidence that I found another one.

Oh ya, I was doing some research for my essay and just for fun, did some Google searches:

[Edit: Deleted links. They were direct Google searches for variants of “dexamphetamine malaysia”]

Those search strings ranked sixthseal.com as #2. Okay, let’s try the
other name, dextroamphetamine. Dexamphetamine and dextroamphetamine is
the same thing, both are d-amphetamine which has the dextro isomer as
opposed to l-amphetamine which is the levo isomer. The speed you buy
off the street is a racemic (meaning it has both +/- isomers) mixture
or dl-amphetamine. For what it’s worth, a piece on Erowid [erowid.org] says that the d-amphetamine (dexamphetamine) is more recreational than l-amphetamine.

Anyway, that’s going off on a tangent. We’ll now use dextroamphetamine instead of dexamphetamine in the search string:

[Edit: Deleted links. They were direct Google searches for variants of “dextroamphetamine malaysia”]

That pushes the site down to #3 on the returned hits.

Replacing dextroamphetamine with dextro-amphetamine returned only a single result, which is a mass news link site.

What is this long winded business about? It seems to suggest that
dexamphetamine is not approved for use or prescribed in Malaysia. Just
for fun I did some more searches and it’s not on the Malaysia National Essential Drugs List (.pdf file) [pharmacy.gov.my]. More importantly, it’s not on the Malaysia National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau (Biro Pengawalan Farmaseutikal Kebangsaan)
[bpfk.gov.my] database of registered pharmaceuticals. Surprisingly,
Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride) is approved though. veritas,
it’s a good thing the doctor didn’t check. Your story about being prescribed dexamphetamine in Malaysia [sixthseal.com] wouldn’t have held up. Sing “Amazing Grace” or something. :)

Hmm…the lower right hand corner of my monitor seems to constantly flickering for some reason.

[Edit (7th April 2003): Deleted direct Google search links. The site was getting penalized for it.]

April Fool's Day

Haha! That’s a good one. :) I shouldn’t have told you so many
details of my personal life. You made it so convincing, I’ll give you
credit for that! It’s amazing that you can remember bits and pieces of
my personal life during our conversations (some of them over a year
ago!) and integrate it into the joke. Good thing you had the foresight
to SMS me after posting it so I can do some damage control. :p Sorry to
ruin your April Fool’s Joke, but you’re likely to give my parents a
heart attack. As I’ve told you before, they already suspect I’m you.

To my parents and girlfriend: veritas’s post below is an April Fool’s joke. Don’t worry, we’re two completely separate entities.
To law enforcement officers, investigators or related persons(s):
veritas’s post below is an April Fool’s joke. He’s a guest author on
this blog. I’m the owner of this domain and I do not possess any
illegal substances.

Oh, I already saw a comment and you didn’t manage to fool teddybwear [blogspot.com]. ;)

I have a confession to make…

Disclaimer: This is an April Fool’s Day Joke by veritas, who is a guest author on this blog. The owner of this domain is not responsible for the posts made by any guest authors.

I am actually Huai Bin. There is no guest author on sixthseal.com.
There is no veritas. veritas is the pseudonym I use to distance myself
from drug related postings. I’m surprised no one picked this up. The
writing itself should have tipped you off. The writing style, formation
of sentences, terminology, language quirks and favorite words should be
a dead giveaway. :) It’s hard to change one’s writing, it’s like a
fingerprint. I’ve also made some mistakes that would give me away in
the past, which I thankfully picked up and corrected before anyone
could notice.

However, other than the language style (and what one my good friends
refered to as photography style) I’ve done well to cover my tracks
though. One example I particularly loved is the “veritas still in
Malaysia while killuminati is already in Melbourne”. I intentionally
posted the pill report late because there was suspicion brewing. I also
did little things like commenting on the veritas’s posts comments box
with my killuminati nick and then replying with the veritas one again
so it seems like two people are actually having a conversation. Got
tired of that after a while though, which is why I don’t do that
anymore. :)

There isn’t even an email address veritas@sixthseal.com. All of that
goes to a catch-all email address which is me@sixthseal.com, so I would
be hesitant to reply you unless I don’t know you personally and even
then I’ll have to caution you not to mention anything about it in the
blog because:

1 My parents read my blog
2 My girlfriend reads my blog
3 Law enforcement officers may stumble upon it

Numbers 1 and 2 are against recreational experimentation with
illegal substances and I don’t want them to worry about me. I’ve tried
educating them about the effects, risks and any dependency issues which
can arise from the consumption of various drugs, but the government
propaganda machine is sadly much stronger than me, despite my
references to research papers and studies done by distinguished
scientists and researchers of the field. I don’t want them to have to
worry about me, so veritas sprang into existence.

Number 3 is to protect myself against any raids from the police,
although without the amphetamine induced paranoia, I think that’s
pretty unlikely. Wasting the money and manpower just to bust some uni
student on possession charges isn’t very likely, although I’ve heard
horror stories about that happening. The risk factor is pretty low, the
time, money and manpower involved in coordinating a raid just to find 2
grams of cannabis isn’t a very likely scenario. Personally, I think the
chances of that happening are pretty low because their resources would
have been better spent on raiding drug dealers or underground chemists.
However, being safe is always better than being sorry. :)

Anyway, it also distances me from being associated with recreational
drug use, as the general public back home is being terribly misled by
the government propaganda machine and associates all drug users with
the “dirty junkie” stereotype. I don’t want to have the social stigma
of that hovering over me, because the uninformed public just look at
you and treat you like you’re some kind of scumbag. I find that even
some friends have subtly changed their opinion about me after a
disclosure. It’s like recreational drug use is the overriding factor in
evaluating my character, instead of more important things like honesty,
integrity, loyalty and any other more important characteristics that
you have.

Of course, the media doesn’t help either with their misinformed and
ill-researched articles, news items and shows. There are exceptions
though, I’ve read some mainstream magazines with well researched and
accurate articles about recreational drugs. Unfortunately, this is the
exception to the rule. In the media business, their bottom line is to
ultimately to draw in more viewers. What better way to do that than
sensationalist reporting? Which headline do you think sounds better?

a) KILLER DRUG ECSTASY CLAIMS ANOTHER VICTIM IN A “RAVE” LATE LAST NITE!!!
or
b) Excessive consumption of water lead to a water poisoning death at a rave last night.

b) probably won’t even make the news. Ecstasy doesn’t kill people.
Irresponsible drug use kills people. Not knowing contraindications
kills people. If you’re interested, there’s plenty of links to the left
where you can find out more about harm minimization and real facts
about illegal or legal substances. I remember reading a funny article a
couple of years ago in a Malaysian newspaper. This was a “Dear Abby”
type advice column where someone writes in. Anyway, this guy wrote in
and asked if taking Ecstasy is harmful to the body.

The reply: (paraphrased from memory) ARE YOU KIDDING???
Taking just one will hook you for life! It makes your head shake so
hard uncontrollably you won’t even be able to stop it and you’ll feel
like your neck is going to break off and it probably will.

I would laugh, but I was too angry at this irresponsible and
misinformed reply. Oh, it’s worthy to note that most “Ecstasy” pills
(or feng tau yuen (literally: shake head pill) in the local dialect)
here are mostly meth(amphetamine) or ketamine. The “amphetamines makes
your head shake” myth stems from the local version of the Melbourne
shuffle. The users congregate around speakers and does a repetitive
horizontal movement (picture yourself while saying “no”) with just
their heads. I admit, doing that is fun while on amphetamines,
repetitive movements just feels right and it gets you nicely dizzy and
adds to the high. MDMA pills does exist but it’s not that common, since
the market is saturated with the cheaper (meth)amphetamine and ketamine
pills.

And don’t get me going about the government propaganda in Malaysia.
They actually print absolute fucking bullshit as “facts”. I don’t know
if it’s getting better now, but with the government’s “2003 War on
Drugs” campaign, I don’t think it would. Shock tactics like saying
you’ll die/go down an irreversible path to addiction/get brain damage
the moment you try a drug does not work. In fact it’s
counterproductive. The first drug I took was LSD was at a rave, and I
had an experienced group of friends with me and it was an amazing experience. I didn’t get irreversible brain damage, I didn’t go blind, I didn’t go psycho, I didn’t get addicted to it.

Instead, it opened my mind and at the risk of sounding clichéd, it
gave me a new and improved perspective on everything. After the
experience, I find myself being more open to new and unorthodox ideas
and this “thinking out of the box” mindset has been with me ever since.
:) This is contrary to the government propaganda I read, so like many
other people, I thought “Hey, what they’re saying isn’t true…hell,
probably all the things they say isn’t. I’m going to try another drug
now”. This is bad because some of the things they say are true, and
that deserves mention. I’m very much for a harm minimization approach
which gives accurate information (including the positive effects as
well as dangers) about drugs.

The government’s approach to dealing with the “drug problem” is not
going to change though, at least not in my lifetime. I have a friend
who was forced to go into a stay-in “drug rehabilitation center” (read:
prison) where you can’t leave the premises and visits are for family
members only. Guess what he was busted for? Nothing! There was no drugs
at his house, he just failed a urine test. He smoked cannabis a couple
of days ago, and that’s the sentence he got. Can you imagine that? Just
for detecting cannabis use in his urine test…he was a minor at that
time (17) so he was forced to go to rehab. It’s for his own good you
see. He’s an evil marijuana addict. Hey, I typed that without laughing too hard.

I’m sure everyone has heard of the drug laws of Malaysia [pemadam.org.my]. If you don’t read Bahasa Malaysia, here’s a short summary about the interesting bits (emphasis mine):

Section 10 Sentence for possessing drug paraphernalia like a bong (without drugs, just the equipment):
Jail sentence up to 5 years AND a fine of up to RM20,000 (A$10,000)

Note to self: Do not bring bong back

Section 39(A)(1) Possession of 20 grams or more of cannabis (marijuana):
Jail sentence not less than 2 years but not more than 5 years AND a MANDATORY caning between six to nine times.

You’ll fear the caning if you’ve seen it done before…

Section 15(B) Being in the same premises where drug use is
taking place (just being in the same place, it doesn’t matter whether
you’ve taken drugs):
Jail sentence not less than 2 years or a fine of not more than RM5,000 (A$2,500)

Ridiculous…

Section 15(A) Ingesting a scheduled drug (positive urine test):
Jail sentence not less than 2 years or a fine of not more than RM5,000 (A$2,500)

Very, very puzzling. I’m seriously mystified by this. Possessing a
bong gets a higher sentence than ingesting a drug? Who made up these
laws?

I’ve got a question for any Malaysian lawyers reading this. Do I get
to choose or is it the courts decision? How nice it’ll be if I can just
consume whatever and pay RM5,000 (A$2,500) for a “Get out of Jail Free”
card.

Anyway, despite my differing views regarding Malaysia’s (and just
about every country’s) drug laws, I still love my country. Home is
where the heart is, even though the draconian drug laws make me
paranoid every time I take any illegal substances back home. Oh well,
at least Xanax and other pharmaceuticals are OTC if you go to the right
pharmacists. ;)

Oh, and look at the date. 1st of April. April Fool’s Day.