Monday, September 15, 2008


In the smallest detail of life there is much for which to be
thankful. In all of life itself there is no limit to the
possibilities for appreciation.

In each day, in each moment, life's blessings continuously
pour forth. In the quiet times, in the grand and magnificent
experiences, there is always richness upon richness in the
living of life.

Certainly there are disappointments and pains that come
along on a regular basis. Yet when you stand back and look
at the big picture, those difficult moments, as intense as
they are, only make up a tiny fraction of the overall

On the whole, life is exceedingly worth any trouble, any
setback, any difficulty. For always there are countless
possibilities of goodness stretching out in every direction.

The simple appreciation of the positive possibilities in any
moment will begin to bring the best of those possibilities
to life. Merely recalling how good life can be will serve to
make it truly better.

Life asks much of you, and yet it gives far, far more than
it asks. Appreciate the countless possibilities, and you can
indeed make the best of them real.


SMS(short Message Service) - LANGUAGE

1dRfl - wonderful

2 - to/too/two

2dA - today

2moro - tomorrow

2nite - tonite

3dom - freedom

4 - for

4get - forget

4N - foreign

ADN - any day now

AFAIK - as far as I know

AFAIR - as far as I recall

ASAP - as soon as possible

ATM - at the moment

B - be

B4 - before

B4N - bye for now

BB - bye-bye

Bf - boyfriend

BG - big grin

BION - believe it or not

BK - big kiss

BTDT - been there, done that

BTW - by the way

By - busy

C - see/sea

CB - call back

CUL - see you later

CWYL - chat with you later

DUZ - does

DUZNT - doesn't

F2F - free to talk?

G2G - got to go

Gf - girlfried

Gr8 - great

Grr - angry

H2 - how to

HUH - have you heard?

IC - I see

ICCL - I couldn't care less

IK - I know

ILU (or ILY) - I love you

in4ml - informal

KISS - keep it stupid simple

KUTGW - keep up the good work

@ - "At"

MSG - "Message"

W - "With"

ATB - "All the best"

NE - "Any"

W/O - "Without"

B - "Be, Bee"

NETHNG - "Anything"

WKND - "Weekend"

BCNU - "I'll be seeing you"

NE1 - "Anyone"

XLNT - "Excellent"

BWD - "Backward"

NO1 - "No-one"

XOXOX - "Hugs and kisses"

B4 - "Before"

OIC - "Oh, I see"

YR - "Your"

C - "See, Sea"

PCM - "Please call me"

1 - "One, Won"

CU - "See you"

PLS - "Please"

2 - "Too, To, Two"

DOIN - "Doing"

PPL - "People"
- [2] -
:) - Original smiley

:-) - Classic smiley

;-) - Wink

:-)) - Very happy

|-) - Hee-hee

:-D - Laugh loud

:-o - Amazement

:^D" - Great! I like it!

:-* - Kiss


:-s - Confusion

{} - No comment

:-C - Totally unbelievable

%-) - Confused

*:* - Fuzzy face

:-@ - Screaming

:-7 - Wry remark

:-p - Sticking out tongue

:-( - Frown

:> - Develish grin

(:-|K- - Dressed to kill

:-|| - Angry

::=)) - Seeing double

:-> - Hey

|:-0 - No explanation

#:-) - Hair in a mess

>;-(' - I am spitting mad

#-) - Partied all night

:-| - Hmmm

:-& - Tongue-tied

&:-) - Sender has curly hair L8 - late

L8r - later

LMK - let me know

M8 - mate

MOF - matter of fact

MT - empty

MTE - my thoughts exactly

NAGI - not a good idea

Ne - any

Ne1 - anyone

No1 - no one

nrg - energy

OIC - Oh I see

OK - okay

ONNA - oh no, not again!

OTT - over the top

PCM - please call me

Pls - please

Ppl - people

PTL - praise the Lord

R - are

Re - regarding

RUOK - are you okay?

Spk - speak

Sry - sorry

SWAK - sealed with a kiss

THX - thanks

TTYL - talk to you later

TXT - text

U - you

U@ - you at? (where are you?)

UOK - you okay?

UR - your/you're

Usu - usually

W8 - wait

W84M - wait for me

W/ - with

Wan2 - want to

wn - when

WMF - works for me

XLNT - excellent

Y - why

YM - you mean

YR - yeah, right

GONNA - "Going to"

SUM1 - "Someone"

3SUM - "Threesome"

GR8 - "Great"

STRA - "Stray"

4 - "For, Four"

H8 - "Hate"

THNQ - "Thank you"

:-) - "I'm happy"

L8 - "Late"

THX - "Thanks"

:-o - "I'm surprised"

L8R - "Later"

U - "You"

:-( - "Sad face"

LUV - "Love"

UR - "You are "

d:) - "Baseball cap "

MOB - "Mobile"

WAN2 - "Want to?"

;-/ - "Confused"

2DAY - "Today"

F2T - "Free to talk"

RUOK - "Are you okay?"

2MORO - "Tomorrow"

FWD - "Forward"

RGDS - "Regards"
- [3] -
(:-... - Heart-broken

%-) - I'm tipsy but happy

#:-o - Oh no!

:-# - My lips are sealed

8-) - Sender wears glasses

:+( - I'm hurt by that

:*)? - Are you drunk?

<:-0 - Eeek!

:-e - I'm disappointed

(-: - Sender is left-handed

<:-) - Dumb question

~o~ - Bird

:@ - Ouch!

:-(*) - Sick comment

(:-) - Bald

:// - Frustrated

:3-< - Dog

d:-) - Hats off to your great idea

:-$ - Put your money where your mouth is

:-{) - Sender has moustache

|-| - Going to sleep

:@) - Pig

\o/ - Praise the Lord

*<:o) - Clown

:-{)} - Sender has moustache & beard

:=8) - Baboon

8^ - Chicken

~#:-( - Bad hair day

:'-( - I am crying

:*) - I' tipsy

:-o - Oh

O:-) - Innocent

What Is Klinefelter Syndrome?

The group of symptoms with Klinefelter Syndrome was first
described in 1942 by Dr. Harry Klinefelter and his coworkers. In the
late 1950s other researchers indicated that males with these specific
symptoms had an extra X chromosome (XXY) instead of the usual XY
configuration found in males.

It appears from studies that the
XXY chromosome arrangement is one of the most frequently seen genetic
chromosomal variation found in humans, occurring in as many as 1:500 to
1:1000 live male births. An outstanding trait of the XXY population is
the wide variability of physical characteristics and symptoms. Some
show no abnormalities at all.


For those XXY’s who develop Klinefelter Syndrome, typical characteristics and symptoms include:

  • Tall stature
  • Rounded body type
  • Hand tremors
  • Enlarged breasts (gynecomastia)
  • Underdeveloped muscles
  • Small testes or hypogonadism
  • Sparse facial and body hair
  • Sterility (inability to produce live sperm)
  • Overweight
  • Level of activity and endurance lower than others their age
  • Restless sleep patterns, but hard to awake in the morning
  • High-pitched voice
  • Lowered self-esteem
  • Difficulties
    in social situations (shy, passive, apathetic, sensitive, dependent,
    more immature and less confident than others their age)
  • Good spatial thinking capacities
  • Creative and artistic way of thinking
  • Learning difficulties
  • Expressive
    speech and language problems (difficulties putting ideas and thoughts
    into words) with near-normal understanding of what is said (near normal
    receptive language skills)
  • Difficulty recalling what was just heard (decreased immediate auditory recall)
  • Difficulty learning to read and write
  • Tendency to withdraw when presented with difficult material (may result in the child falling behind in the curriculum)
  • Emphatic disposition
  • Frustrated with behavorial outbursts
  • Well behaved in the classroom - cooperative and eager to please the teacher


XXY’s often times don’t look any different from others, many remain
undiagnosed their entire lives. Of course, for those who develop
Klinefelter Syndrome, it is beneficial for the child to be diagnosed as
soon as possible so that the learning disabilities and behavioral
issues can be addressed and managed early on.

The earliest a
child can be identified as having XXY is prior to birth. With the use
of an amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling (CVS), the chromosome
variation can be detected. If, however, prenatal testing was not
considered, the child may not be diagnosed until beginning school,
where the child begins to show a delay in language skills and
difficulty with reading and writing. If at that point Klinefelter
Syndrome is considered, a simple blood test can confirm the syndrome.


is no cure for Klinefelter Syndrome, therefore, treatment is
symptomatic. Regular injections of the male hormone, testosterone,
beginning at puberty, can have positive effects on many of the symptoms
if the child is supposed to develop as male. Otherwise, estrogen is
applicable. In some cases, for those who have developed excessive
breast tissue, surgery may be required. As many children with
Klinefelter Syndrome have speech and language difficulties, it may also
be helpful to work with a speech pathologist.

In terms of the
child’s education, XXY’s with Klinefelter Syndrome are typically well
behaved in the classroom and are eager to please the teacher. However,
if they are presented with material that they find difficult, they tend
to withdraw. If it goes unnoticed by the teacher, the child may fall
behind in the curriculum and may need to be held back a grade.
Therefore, it is important, for the success of the child, to be in a
small classroom where he can receive sufficient individual attention
from the teacher. The child’s chances of success are even greater if
the parents and school cooperate to form an individualized education
plan and provide related services if necessary.

What to Expect

adolescent years can be difficult. XXY boys with Klinefelter Syndrome
tend not to be as strong or as athletic as other boys. This lack of
strength and agility, combined with learning disabilities may damage
self-esteem. Counseling in the adolescent years, therefore, may be

Little is known about adults with Klinefelter
Syndrome. One study in particular, however, found that those with
Klinefelter Syndrome were more likely to have scholastic failure,
depression and other psychological problems, as well as a lack of
energy and enthusiasm. However, by the time many reached their forties,
most had overcome their problems. The majority of XXY’s also reported
that their energy and activity levels had increased, that they were
more productive on the job, and that their relationships with other
people had improved. The study also revealed, however, that XXY’s with
Klinefelter Syndrome were less likely to have been married than typical

Generally speaking, it is expected that if the children
with Klinefelter Syndrome receive appropriate intervention, such as
counseling and hormone supplements, in the early years, they can live a
very full and productive life.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Illusion & Dreams...

A Different Perspective on Being XXY — Is it a Priviledge?

I strongly suspect that with
continued education and time, that the typical XXY person will develop
a greater intelligence than a "typical" XX or XY person.

There are three reasons for this:

1. We XXY’s mature more slowly.

development time of the typical person is very short. It is well known
that a child learns both better and faster than an adult. An XXY child
develops over a period considerably longer than an XY or XX child,
about 8 more years. Society for 99% of the world believes is that at
18, the child is mature. However, XXY children (untampered with) mature
at about age 25. If we compare an XXY child at their point of relative
maturity at age 25 to an 18 year old, the 25 year old child is
significantly higher on intelligence tests. This is an oversight of the
medical establishment.

2. For all that the medical establishment
has gone to great lengths to suppress XXYers we make up a remarkable
percentage of higher tasking jobs overall, than most of the rest of the
human race. But, no doubt this would also require studies to prove.

At the age of 30 .. because relative levels of maturity are now
consistent, the XXYer should score higher on intelligence tests. But we
don’t study these kinds of things. The XXYer should go get a job that
requires a higher IQ.

The hardest part of this, though, is that
you will have to compete in a system not suited for you. To establish
bona fides that the rest of the world will accept you must attend a
university to the PHD level. Right now, we encompass business leaders
in all levels of society. To keep going higher though requires
education. Be it self education, or university training. And our best
kept secret? We can blend with just about any group.

sell yourself short. The reason that most XXYers have trouble is
because society is not setup to provide the social network that we need.

do not mature until 25. You typically send your kid out to "be a man"
at 18, but with as an XXY you’ve essentially kicked a 14 year old out
the door. That 14 year old might be really smart, but collectively
they’re not all here yet. They’re not yet mature by society’s standard.
And that’s because we mature slower. We have more time to learn at the
pace that only children can learn at.

And lastly what about this
assumption that we have learning difficulties? Take the XXYer and start
school with the 5 year olds at age 6. Oddly enough, no learning
disabilities. However, society will not tolerate the abuse of their "it
works for 99% of the people, it will work for you, rule". So use the
time you have wisely, and learn as much as you can.

As for
college. They teach using a method that works great for 99% of the
world. Unfortunately that missed all of us XXY’s. What I found is that
attending "part-time" one or two classes at a time, worked really well.
I could focus more effort into learning, than the course required. Of
course I always end up learning about 5 times the material that was
intended to be taught because I have to know why this or that theorem
applies. They only test on a small percentage of the material. Most of
the testing focuses on short term memory.

For me it’s been 11
years and I can still do remember every inch of memories when at school as seems it was yesterday.This is because we (XXYs) have a stronger bond to long term
memory. Being able to step backwards to the moment someone said or
wrote an idea and explained it means we can talk to specific ideas
across decades.

So what am I really saying here?

1. You’re smart.

2. Get an education.

Use your young years for all they are worth because thats when
languages are easy. And your young years go to about age 25 (not 18
like typical XX’s and XY’s).

4. Be XXY. There is no need to be "male" or be "female." Just be XXY.