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Shall we...?

Was up all night doing my freelancing when me far away brother from the Bay area alerted me that the Dow fell 500 points. So I quickly switched on the telly where everything went berserk in CNBC and CNN. Somehow BBC and Al Jazeera seemed not to care bout this. Well Al Jazeera had a very probable speculation that Iran is gonna get kicked in da butt very soon. So was thinking, if the markets continue to fall today, and then if the China bubble bursts very soon, and Iran gets attacked sending the gas prices to Pluto...shall we...maybe we should stock up on food and stuff?!

I will never get this, how does a market, floating in the virtual world that doesn't represent the actually value of a company or a product can determine the fate of the world? HOW!?

Take A Bow

This song from Madonna is a gem:
Make them laugh, it comes so easy
When you get to the part
Where you're breaking my heart [breaking my heart]
Hide behind your smile, all the world loves a clown
[Just make 'em smile the whole world loves a clown]
Wish you well, I cannot stay
You deserve an award for the role that you played [role that you played]
No more masquerade, you're one lonely star
[One lonely star and you don't know who you are]People will always want to experiment, it's the nature of humans to play, pretend, observe and provoke others. But again, the choice is ours to either listen to them, give a damn to everything they say or just take a bow 'from' them. Its a twist from this song, its sarcastic to a point where we point to their actions or we take pride on who we just are. Salute them for all their efforts, flatter them and then just walk away...just like that. Why must we let them steal everything, we are the subject, we must take a bow, we are the wor…

An Oscar Departed

This is funny. Been watching the Oscars live for almost a decade now and it's keep getting weirder and funnier. Martin Scorsese, one of the great filmmakers who have never actually won a best director Oscar all this year won a pity Oscar for a Hong Kong movie remake, Departed which won the Best picture award too. I don't get it with this pity awards, award lobbying and watever else Hollywood is up to. Pan's Labyrinth made a deservedly great run at the awards. Dream Girls and Babel got stumped but Jeniffer Hudson is one happy lady for nicking the best supporting female award.

Forest Whitaker completed the imaginary black winners quote this year (yeh, yeh I'm being cruel, but hey its Hollywood!) for his commanding performance as Idi Amin in the movie The Last King of Scotland. Hellen Mirren dedicated her award to the Queen and thank god Penelope Cruz did not win it coz she doesnt deserve it, but Kate Winslet should have won it if Hellen was not nominated. Will Smith will …

Sunday Morning Destiny

Some may know how it was in Hiroshima or Nagasaki those days after the bombs were dropped, or even London after the blitz. They lived through the century. Things were not easy, lives were lost, ideologies shattered, new powers were born, the world turned, life went on.

I don't know how it was then. I can feel the pain, but not the heart wrenching bitter pain of actually being there. A lot of brave people died protecting the world. We were born aren't we? We did not fight for the little freedom we have today to walk the streets. Some believed there would not be genocides in the future, then. But we had worst times to live on.

I picked up a humor magazine some 20 years ago to find a satirical cartoon of the Afghanistan war. So how does a kid understand what Soviet Union and Mujahideen are? No I did not understand the roots of the conflict, nor the images of terror, not even the tank canons smoking in the desert backdrop. The same images, the kind that a 5 year old in America or J…

Unsaid Words

the flickering of the unsaid words
through the morning dew, through
the daylight and afternoon meals
deranged mind talks louder but the
volumes muted to empty air from
the mouth that struggles to speak

standing with my back to the door
another door closed near my heart
then my mind and finally my eyes
muted to the visual flickers of
words still remaining unsaid
strangely dancing on my wet
eyelids while my brain talks
of eternity and damnation

sensual fireflies through the window
cool breezes slip in secretly spying
spirals and perfect mathematical
curves on everything forbidden to be
spoken and still the words flickered
wanting to steal the laces and the silk
sari strewn across the floor in mysterious
fragments…

and no we did not look for your
traces in the rice flats laid to dry
in the same sun that gave you light
for your first steps and growing days
when you resonated with flowers and
scents and we still did not look for
the resolutions of the smells and colours

from the road junctions to the hidden
country roa…

Tea?

Tea anyone?[*] Thats coffee actually, couldn't find the tea! But its Tea Time anyway. Oh...and thats toast bread with wild blueberry jam...and sometime you wonder how many wild blueberry trees would they scavenge to come out with a million bottles. There could not be that much 'wild' wild trees left. And it takes a hungry ghost to philoso'fy' food. Enjoy friends!

All Yee TV SMSers

There is this strange addictive phenomenon thats been taking over the masses for the past few years. And since last year the Indians in this country has been uncontrollably zombified into doing the same thing. Night after night these idiots finger their mobile telecommunication devices with the sole aim of seeing their messages scroll at the speed of light on the TV screen. All I can say is, you stupid buggers, why are you wasting your time and money doing something that has absolutely no benefit what so ever to you.

Can you imagine that the satellite TV channel 73 (during the Sun Music Show) of ASTRO actually airs SMS from lonely fat ugly adolescent to old hag idiots who try to debate whether Vijay or Ajith is the better actor. And why doesnt anyone ask why the Tamil channel premium sms is the most expensive among all the other language channels. And why the heck does the SMS pane covers 1/3 of the viewable area of the shows. Hey ASTRO, I'm not paying to see some IQ challenged b…

The Dead Rat and the Incense Stick

Most Tamilian's would know Dindukal Leoni, the famous contemporary Tamil talk show host. He explores many topics, turns our malaise into jokes and knows how to work his crowd. You can say he's the Tamil Letterman who can win the crowd without sneaking in any type of soft porn. But the point I'm getting to is the way he enlightens us on important points. Was watching his old shows the other day when he came up with the definition for the national budgets:
He said " the budget is a way to cover the smell of the dead rat by lighting the incense stick. They never want to remove the problem, so they mask it. The carcass of the rat will forever be there."So the powers that be spend billions each year buying incense sticks, the most fragrant ones they can find and they blind our senses with the smell and smoke while the rotting rats pile up under the bed. On the bed we are on our little island peeking down only to discover the smoke and the beautiful fog mesmerizes us an…

FireSky

we live in the same world
and your stories are the same as mine
the steps we take travel the same path
beautiful days dawn at the same time
fall colors create the same paintings
don't we see the same sky?

Did you see this today?

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3 Prime!

I accidentally tagged myself from Keshi's keshilicious blog. This is a 3 thing tag. I wonder when will someone ever come up with a 1000 thing tag and someone actually does it. :p
3 things you should know about the number 3
- 3 is like freakin famous in the Prime number world; read[Math_3]
- 3 is the number of primary colors that make up white in which world we can see colorful stuff such as M&M's, photos taken from Nikon camera's and Anime's (my life is complete)
- 3rd is the time when everything bad and everything good eventually happens to me.

3 things that scare me
- sometimes my own shadow
- my bank balance
- most of the Animalia world; insects, snakes, certain fish species, large crabs (unless I'm eating them), large dogs, flying animals of all kind, etc

3 people who make me laugh
- the dude in the mirror when I brush my teeth in the morning and pray its going to be a nice day
- the dude in front of the computer applying for job in the afternoon praying I will eventu…

Somewhere

There is no rain in space
so sad the day
it ends like this
there is no rain in space

[-]...and we continue to ask when will the day come when they appreciate our talents.

Frangipani Spins

lasted a day
the frangipani scent

striking electric compositions
under the blue moon night
in the full house coliseums
your music reverberated
distances and destinies
broken down to atoms
by grand journey musicals
songs and dances and kisses
of nomads and caravans of white
and flutes under petrified skies
under the stars in petrified forests
thunderous applauses and serenading roses

faint images in photographic plates
miracle women dissecting million images
in observatories of new age nomads
and supernova blasts in the skies
showering cities with night suns
and clocks ticking faster every second
days and humans aging not seeing tomorrows
particle accelerators discovers God
temples crumble under Science waves
when God was merely a particle
lifeless
drifting
through dimensions
through forests all frozen
music
hope and desperation
just particles
of tomorrow

Sirius
wake up
there's a new world
there's life
wake up
wake up...

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[-] Its been long since I wrote a science fiction poem. This one tells the story of…

February Travels

February took us deep into the Jungles of Kedah to the Sedim River. Sedim River is well know for its white water rapids and is know to be one of the best white water adventure spots in South East Asia. But since its the drought season, the water level has dropped massively!

Apart from that the Sedim Forest Reserve is also home to the Worlds Longest Tree Top Canopy Walk. I think the 10 bucks per person charge is tad bit expensive since the route is only about 1 km and after a while you get too much of the jungle.

[+] VirtualMalaysia Sedim
[+] AsianExplorers Sedim
[+] WorldIsRound Sedim

And the rest of my photos are in my Flickr Album
[+] Ghost Flickr Photos
(Travelers: Indran, BBD, Ghost, 630)

Nitin Sawhney

Hey...have you discovered this maestro? If not, then Do It Now! Find Him! Search Him One of my favorite Underground Fusion musician. Nitin Sawhney.
'From the homelands the legs wander to the edges of humanity the hearts clamber to the infinite stars the mind wander to the warm bed the soul stumbles to find solace'

Sick Rabbits

No one goes away to come back to say goodbye. They all stopped doing that back in 69. There were big storms in 79 and then the land of the upside down mountains started producing sunsets for the turitas and we all ran like little kids on red sandy beaches eating ice cream. The balloon smoke factories with mile high chimneys overshadowed the little candy shops and grandma tailor machines worked the midnight to feed the soldier ships to Britannia to fight of the funny mustache guy. Paratroopers, parachuter's and para gliders are not all alike, but they all did die that day so the candy shops were closed and red paint were smeared on the doors around the city to chase away the carrion demons from stealing all those bereavement food.

Funny feelings surrounded the book club that day because all they book they read seemed to carry encrypted messages of the same future and the landlords chased them away for the very last time before the bar was razed to ground. Somewhere a few blocks away…

We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies.

Allow the President to invade a neighboring nation whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such purpose, and you allow him to make war at pleasure. Study to see if you can fix any limit to his power in this respect, after having given him so much as you propose. If to-day he should choose to say he thinks it necessary to invade Canada to prevent the British from invading us, how could you stop him? You may say to him, — "I see no probability of the British invading us"; but he will say to you, "Be silent: I see it, if you don't."

The provision of the Constitution giving the war making power to Congress was dictated, as I understand it, by the following reasons: Kings had always been involving and impoverishing their people in wars, pretending generally, if not always, that the good of the people was the object. This our convention understood to be the most oppr…

Kafka Dreams

Kafka on reading;
I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the book we are reading doesn't wake us up with a blow on the head, what are we reading it for? ...we need the books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us. -Wikiquote

Metamorphosis 4

How I wish I would wake up transformed into a bug and experience Kafka's world.

There are so many times in life that we shut our eyes to reality and wish for the impossible. We want to run away from the depressions of life, break away from the decaying days claws to see a new day, a new world. There is nothing wrong in that, everyone deserves to be happy but why lie to yourself? Why deceive the heart in thinking everything looks good, when it would only take a few minutes to realize the problem and let it dawn on you that changes are needed.

So the other day I met someone who told me its not all that's easy. I've been saying the same thing, nothing is easy, but we could make pathways, build bridges to make it easy. Then whats the problem, just do it. But to build bridges we need hands, lots of them. You see, the path of life takes people and power to build. The will to go forward comes when we have someone with us to realize that. A collective dream, collateral of thoughts a…

The Ghost is Still Down

Okay...this sucks...never knew it would prolong for more than a week!!! Nothing helped, no salt water , no honey ginger tea, no medicine, no strepsils, no sleep. What I am having is a woozy head, sleepless nights, crazy dreams and generally very very bad days. God Help Me.

And for those who feel like asking me to shut my drama, please do visit; [Darfur].
And also here;[StandWithDarfur]
Things doesn't look so good for the world.

The fall of the mighty Ghost

...it took a measly sore throat (which now turned into a class 5 disaster sore throat) to drive this ghost down. Food left untouched, wars abandoned, onions and broccoli rotting in the fridge, pages of Gaiman's American Gods fluttering helplessly under the fan, its master unable to read or digest, starring blank into the idiot box deep inside the cruel satires of Brit comedy and brainless sex-o-nymphs of MTV America. I'd say, the Blade Runner century is here....
[-] Strepsils DID NOT work!

Liverpool and the Future

Sometime ago this looked like a no-go, but finally it happened.

'Rick has told me of a Bill Shankly saying that `first is first and second is nowhere' and that sounds good to us.'

Well, Shankly got it right, the greatest football club in the world will remain the greatest for many seasons to come.

Welcome to the team Tom and George! We will welcome you the Scouse way, from the Kop End, from the players tunnel, around the stands, from our spiritual home - Anfield, chanting 'You'll never walk Alone', when we play ball, we we win cups, when we win the Premiership!

David Moores will become Honorary Life President, Parry will remain as the CEO.

Orion Pillars

two more days till midnight
along the seas, the stars infinite
dragging galleons in freedom fight
ravaged minds gazing mystified

we lived fighting for sunsets
hiding emotions in closets
serving tears during summer sets
awakening bodies when winter sets

funky blue eyes seeking love
skins, eyes, dark hairs and cloves
hidden aging in treasure troves
flirts of red and maroon of vanishing love

destiny seekers dance the street
cremation mongers wander the night
fiery demons, crying angels delight
both caressing strands of last hairs tonight

creeps, mutinies of the baby killers
doomsday weapons and mass murderers
reporters and teary TV viewers
simply an amalgam of yesterdays

fake smiles and miracle words
(like swords from candy clouds)
you would never think exists shrouds
of demon priests brainwashing crowds

maladies of generations black
skins, mouth and hearts black
words and touches and feelings black
even death and destruction in black

awakening, the soul sees the sky
the mind wanders with our bloods
the eyes question…

(400th Post) Thaipusam 2007 - Day 1

The first day of Thaipusam 2007 was very hectic but certainly worth the waiting. Thaipusam could be the only religious festival that everyone wait for every year. Many of us over here observe it with great devotion and you could feel the spiritual power as well as the respect for the faith in its most glorious form.

More than a religion, Hinduism is based on beliefs and faith in goodness over evil. This basic tenet of religion underlines most of its festivals. And Thaipusam being a mainly South Indian festival is celebrated by millions of Tamils, and other races around the world in gay display of light, color and dance.

In its core, Thaipusam is the day when devotees pay their penance to Lord Murugan in order to face the days that come, to overcome hurdles in life, to thank the lord for providing a healing path in life and other daily undertakings.

January 31st was the first day of Thaipusam (commonly known a Cettipoosam). This year my brother and his friend took part in the procession t…