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April Tears. Revisited.

April Tears

miles away in the northern land
once in April the sun goes down
under one grey roof a house grand
silent rooms with six doors brown

one brown door beautifully old
stood there for years of twenty
behind it on a bed lazily cold
a manic mind between dream and reality

this reality unable to hold its tears
from it floated images and noise
in it stood souls and devilish seers
with many claws and immortal voices

among the sacrilege and heartbreak
rising from a rubble of sorrow
unwillingly waiting for daybreak
my soul crippled and insanity grow

time creeps slowly past
stealing hours of daylight not coming
switching between love near and lost
unable to hold the many hands drowning

watching this my eyes cried of tyranny
I scribbled to God an invisible letter
and in unconscious wishes among many
asking him to save my love my brothers

- Gp 2005 - 24/04/2005

[-] First published a year ago. It reminds me of so many things lacking in my life, and everyone else. There is so much sorrow and pain that we are unabl…

Barefoot Summer; A Passing

The progenitor of online activism in Malaysia and veteran journalist, MGG Pillai has passed away today. Described as one of the greatest social activist in the region, he also covered the Vietnam war as a war correspondent. His passing is indeed a great loss to a country and its people who are just waking up to face the realities of corruption and discrimination that lay hidden for so long. He was a brave soldier in the forefront of the battle against injustice and represented the voice of everyone. It will be a great task to fill his shoes, let alone his legacy for the new-age Malaysian activists, but we will march ahead.

There is no requiem for a legacy, only for a passing soul. Rest in Peace Sir.

[+] MGG's Website;[MGGPillai.com]
[+] The news clippings;[Mkini];[TheStar]

Fall from grace...

Novel by Harvard Author Pulled From Stores By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer 28 minutes ago NEW YORK - A teen novel containing admittedly borrowed material has been pulled from the market. Author Kaavya Viswanathan, a Harvard University sophomore, had acknowledged that numerous passages in "How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild and Got a Life" were lifted from another writer. [Continue reading][-] It was a short rise to fame and a hard fall. Welcome to the 21st century where 'originality' can be debunked by a mouse click. Pity.
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A House for Mr.Ghost; Part 9: Requiem for a…

…Life A chat with my mentor revealed some ideal’s of our lives that constricts the direction and views of the field of science. We tend to focus on the individual trees that we fail to comprehend the forest at large. Strange enough, a simple principle such as this have the command to reenergize the faculties of our thinking, and at the same time, influence positively our lives, but again it is not practical to be followed. We simply can’t do everything at the same time or even during our whole lifetime. So what does science mean to us all. Science is not a tool, but it is a worldview. We are here because of science and we did not create science. Life is the tool created to decipher that worldview. How we postulate, experiment, deduce, communicate and finally relate the structures of this universe builds our knowledge and increases the information flow. In a typical sampling of events or discoveries, a group of people will play roles to document science and give it a record that would p…

Barefoot Summer; Lost Voice(s)

A sad loss of life.



















(Photo taken from Nanyaar)

Read about it here;[JusticeProtest1];[Farewell];[Justice3].

On April 20th, 2006, an Indian student, Prashant Anchalia fell to his death at the University of Yereven, Armenia. Due to severe negligence in the part of Armenian medical authorities and the university itself, the still conscious student passed away.

The Indians students of University of Armenia is requesting help in highlighting the issue and addressing possible solutions to prevent such incident in the future. I request anyone who has the slightest concern towards the great injustice done, to address this issue in your blogs and website and please spread the word to make sure the death of Prashant doesn't go unnoticed.

The core of the issue lies in the fact that millions of foreign students around the world does not have proper protection by the laws of the countries they study in. Basically, they are all considered foreigners with the same rules and regulation as workers who m…

Life Path Number

Your Life Path Number is 9
Your purpose in life is to make the world better

You are very socially conscious and a total idealist.
You think there are many things wrong with the world, and you want to fix them.
You have a big idea of how to world could be, and you'll sacrifice almost anything to work towards this dream.

In love, you can easily see the beauty in someone else. And you never cling too tightly.

You are capable of great love, but it's hard for you to focus your love on one person or relationship.
You have a lot of outward focus, and you tend to blame the world for your failures.
You are often disappointed by the realities of life - it's hard for you to accept the shortcomings of the world.What Is Your Life Path Number?

'Rafa'lution; Sweet Victory

Rafa'sRed army continued to march ahead into the Finals of this season's FA cup after a deserved victory over Chelsea. On a night that promised to be one of those famous Liverpool nights, in the Theater of Dreams, everything worked well for Liverpool as they held the would be League Champions and well funded Chelsea to a 2-1 scoreline.

John Arne Riise produced a sterling display to sink his trademark 'Anfield Express' volley to convert a freekick into a goal as the helpless Cudicini could only watch. The second goal came from the always reliable Luis Garcia reminiscent of the famous goal that struck Chelsea out of the Champions League Semi's Last season. Chelsea's consolation came from a confusion infront of the Reds goal when Didier Drogba headed in the goal. The Red's will face Hammers on the 13th of May for the finals of the oldest football cup competition in the world.

As usual Jose 'Moan'a-rinho in his usual stupid best did not shake hands with R…

An Old School, a Rain Story, a Secretaries Week and Anna Black

An Old School

Was surfing friendster when I found a group for my old school. I realised most of the pre-war schools like mine had Latin motto's. Its kind of like a colonial relic, they were trying to motivate the students to excel. My school motto was 'Finis Coronat Opus' which means Hardwork is the Pathway to Success or something like that. There was even a stairway to nowhere in the middle of the school which I suspect is not there anymore.
Being one of the top schools in the country, strangely enough, all the evil masterminds studied there too. I prefer to say, we were all evil geniuses bend on taking over the world. And as history goes, like every other school in the world, most of us are not in touch anymore. Many are scattered around the world, not anymore in the taking over the world business, but rather finding a direction in life. It is indeed interesting to view this institution called schools as a place where we build the early part of our lives, just to end it ab…

MrGhost goes to Work, Part 4; Yellow socks...

[update] [-] This series is about my misadventures in the big bad world of working and making money to by me enough twiggies for lunch everyday.
[-] By the way, for the first question, the thing is I'm already working, and am still completing my MSc, so when the person asks what am I going to do after I graduate...That should mean trouble...

Hye all,

[1] On the way to work today, I saw a man wearing yellow socks, and someone in office asked me what am I going to do after I graduate. Are these events related?

[2] How many editors does it take to change a light bulb?

[3] Does Oprah makes you cry?

[4] Which is the best day of the midweek?;
(a) Tuesday (b) Wednesday

[5] Is Koffee with Karan growing 'stupider' by the week?
(a) Yes (b) No (c) I just watch it for the Chicks...

Alma

There’s a hole in my soul…

There are certain things and moments in life that haunts us forever, leaving us begging for mercy. Human emotion and feelings are not mysterious but exposed like an open book. Everyone has access to everyone else’s lives and can damage it forever sometimes. But under this seemingly transparent self, lays the few person or souls who appreciate life and friends to the extent that they will die for it. People often told me that I couldn’t seem to make good friends. I don’t have the judgment capability to choose or pick the best. My idealistic logic’s notwithstanding, I fail miserably in order to get what I want. Everyone wants to live a utopian adventure, seeing that everyone else have friends whom in their mirror self, their outer skin seems to be the ideal mates in life. I realized painfully a few times that I don’t have them, and I fear I won’t have them forever. I believe life is a journey and I follow that simple principle. But life alone is not what we liv…

தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு / Tamil New Year

I take this opportunity to wish everyone

A HAPPY AND MEANINGFUL TAMIL NEW YEAR

இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துகள்

Be proud of who we are, be proud of our language and culture, be proud because we have family and friends and be proud because we are living our lives.

Yuri's Night + World Space Party / El Bulli / Tony Bourdain

Yuri's Night + World Space Party



Looks like the World Space Party ended without anyone knowing there was one. How did this one get out of my radar. Yuri's night and the World Space Party was held yesterday (April 12) to celebrate the 45th year anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's space flight and 25th anniversary of the first Space Shuttle flight.

El Bulli

El Bulli, the 3 star restaurant of the enigmatic Ferran Adria is once again the best restaurant in the world. Of course, none of us can imagine dining there as it's fully booked forever and is only open 6 months in a year. Having explored both the science and art of food and eating, Ferran Adria is one of the best chef's in the world. I did blog about Ferran once, after watching the Tony Bourdain feature on Adria's famous Synthesis of the Arts menu;[FoodInfinitum]

[+] El Bulli

Tony Bourdain

Tony Bourdain, the reknowned celebrity chef is currently in his new Travel Channel program called;[No Reservation]. Last Saturday the…

Metroblogging: Kuala Lumpur

Hi guys, it's about time that Kuala Lumpur get its own Metroblog blog. We need a minimum of 10 bloggers who can blog about 3 posts per week to get this project started. So if you are from KL, around KL or work/live or study in KL and are genuinely interested in blogging please email me with your details (blog name/ url) or comment to this post and I will forward your information to the founders of Metroblogging. Hopefully we can get this started soon.

[+] Metroblogging

Thank you.

What on Earth! Part 2 [Answers]

Here are the answers to the WOE II Quiz;

[1] Is the Tiananmen Square where a bloody pro-democracy protest took place in 1989. The protest turned into a massacre by the Chinese Communist government and more that 800 people are estimated to be killed. The following image is one of the famous images from the crackdown that followed the rally;














[2] This is the satellite image of my apartment! :p

[3] The city of Miami! The islands that appear in the images can normally be seen during CSI: Miami and other movies shot in Miami.

[4] Yes the city is Berlin where the famous Berlin Wall stood. After the fall of the wall in 1989, the two Germans were unified in 1990. The image shows the newly constructed Berlin train station to be opened before the World Cup Finals.

[5] This is Anfield, the home stadium of the Liverpool Football Club. And am not kidding in saying this is one of the greatest football club in the world and the best from England because, Liverpool has won more league titles than any other…

Barefoot Summer, II

Here are some comments from the previous post that I thought would be nice to share;

Nayan said...

I can understand very clearly. Few years back, one of my close friend's dad had a bad road accident. He was hit by a car. He was taken from one hospital to another because everyone said its police case and until police decides something, they can't risk to get involved. After 2-3 hours, he died due to excessive bleeding. If proper action was taken at time, he could have been saved.
This happened in India.

Brother, ignorance is cheap. It doesn't belong to the country u live in. It is everywhere because we prefer to turn blind and live in dreams which are safer. You are right that small steps are needed to make it huge.

You helped me in deciding something. Thanks :)

April 10, 2006 8:55 PM

Jeevan said...

This type of problem my uncle also face. My uncle was suffering in fever for half –month. We have also admitted him in a private hospital, the hospital has checked the blood and said i…

Barefoot Summer

Have you ever had one of those weekends that you wish never happened, or you wanted to avoid because it's too heartbreaking. I was out yesterday to visit a relative at a hospital. Sometimes life decides to throw one of those surprises at you that you cant quite digest. So I went there and found out that the person was in the ICU (intensive care unit). When I talked to his father, the details scared me. I went in to look at him. He's laying there unconscious for more than a week and the doctors took out his cranial cap to ease the brain inflammation. This is not even half the story.

The irony of the whole thing is that, he banged his head on the seat belt holder on the side of the car while trying to avoid an accident. And worst still, he was conscious and even walked to the hospital emergency room. It took them a good 13 hours to transfer him to a hospital with a neurologist when they found out his head swelled up. He lost consciousness when he arrived at the emergency ward. Th…

Miracle Man, II

Here,
stood a man,
with all his dignity,

he was a cultured man,
a 20th century man,
brave and bold,

he lived to see,
war and peace,
men killing each other,

he lived to see,
freedom won in pain,
and forever hatred among men,

he walked miles,
to forget his past,
to erase the memories of blood.

here,
the miracle men,
they worked and slaved,
they fought and cried,

today,
they buried,
another son,
another brother,
another father,

today,
the miracle man,
erased his memories,

but history,
remembers him.

-gp2006-

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Miracle Man, I

here lie a man,
who discovered the meaning of life,
who solved all the problems in his life,
who fed the hungry and the sick,
who loved with all his heart,
who touched and cared for the poor,
who lived every second of his life,

here lie a man,
who does not exist.

here we bury,
a prodigal man,
so one day,
we may not become him.

-gp2006-070406-



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[-] Do read my posts below, and take part in the ongoing WhatonEarth II quiz!

[-] Download songs from the Ghost Particle Project for FREE at [DAYMOON].

[-] Have a happy and fun weekend! An…

MrGhost goes to Work, Part 3; Fridays are to worry...

I have a few questions;

[1] If your face turns red from starring at the computer for 10 hours a day, what do you do?

[2] If there's like two farewell parties a week at your company, do you start to worry?

[3] Okay, since now I'm not the new guy anymore, I feel neglected. What do I do?

[4] What do you do to/ with married people who flirt and talk dirty in the office?

[5] Is there a reason why I don't receive any calls on my desk phone?

[6] How long can someone last eating only twiggies for their lunch?

[7] Do you feel happy that it's Friday or do you worry because in two days time, you have to come back to work?

Thank you very much. Have a nice weekend.

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Bravery

'the past' came with men,
build your fort,
'the past' came with women,
show your bravery.

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[-] The 'What on Earth! Part 2' quiz is still on, check it out below!

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What on Earth! Part 2

[-] The What on Earth quiz is back...powered by Google Earth! (who else?!). Here is your chance to prove once and for all (or atleast until the next quiz) that you're the King of da Earth! There are no rules, do whatever you want, google it or call your high school geography teacher but try to guess the names, location or the function of this seven places from around the world!

[1] One of the most violent pro-democracy rallies took place here in 1989.
[2] A Particula de Fantasma lives here.[3] Will Smith kicked ass in a movie set here.
[4] An amazing new train station in a city where the 'great' political wall fell in 1989.
[5] The stadium of one of the Englands and worlds greatest football team.

[6] The biggest particle physics experiment on earth is here.
[7] This is easy, guess the most famous mountain on earth.
[+] The first ever what on earth quiz;[WOE-1] [+] May the best blogger win the title of King of Earth II. Enjoy!

Never Blunt...

Tomorrow comes. Sorrow becomes his soul mate. The damage is done. The prodigal son is too late. Old doors are closed but he's always open, To relive time in his mind. Oh Billy. [+] Excerpts from the song Billy from James Blunt's 'Back To Bedlam'. [-] It's been so long since I've heard an album as good as this. James Blunt is really a musical genius. Every single song has a deep meaning, beautifully honest lyrics and rich music. [+] His equally amazing life;[ABluntWiki]. Did you know he's a Nato soldier in Kosovo?! [+] JB's interview with Oprah via Nayan;[BluntOprah]

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Polaris

Polaris seeks freedom in the night,
Remember, fun stories from summer seasons,
Together, barefoot in the shallow streams,
Faraway, brothers, barefoot on desert sands,
Evening stars gave birth to a life.

Fire, fire in the distant nebula,
Polaris was born.

Tiny steps, he drifted floating free,
in the fields, they stood gazing,
Polaris rising over the horizon.

Lonely star in the valleys of God,
Drifting, orbiting in strange gravity,
Sand dunes sparkle under the night sky,
A painting of the mighty Polaris.

A requiem written in space,
A song by your friends,
At the funeral you vanished,
Liberated at night by Polaris,
True friends, we never die.

Cold winters and distant fires,
An imagination and a lifetime,
Hold my hand and yours, we fly,
to the faraway Polaris in the sky.
Polaris. -gP2006-03/04/06- Ghost Tags:

Monday - Lunes!

"Justsmileandwaveboys!"
[-] Everything sucks on Monday if you're working...and it gets worst if you only got 3 hours of sleep the previous day, it rains in the morning, the traffic jam stretches for 20 miles, the coffee is bitter, the computer doesn't start, and you have loads of work waiting for you!
[-] Do try all the [seven] links, it's very informative
[-] Lunes means Monday in Spanish