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In a Dream of Everything

I wonder where Home is...Now and Forever. A million miles, a thousand years and countless sunsets, still we are searching for something. Where is home really? Another year older and no new faces I wonder where Life is taking me. I wonder where Home is. No willow, no mountain, no stream I did not cross, a soft breeze and memory thrown decades back, I want to find where Home is. Another year gone, another second too late, I'm still lonely. I wonder if home is only after the end, if home is really for us to find.


Michael Bublé

Winter in The Summer

Probably by now you would have read about Professor Randy Pausch, the famour VR researcher who gave his 'last lecture', literally. RP is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and has a few more months to live.

If you watch the lecture (direct link below) there are many things he shared, many inspiring 'how to achieve your dream' points that he himself went through in his life. Watching it is very emotional at moments, but it's equally entertaining; RP is not giving into his disease, he's happy that he lived his life and achieved his dreams. Most importantly is that he worked with his colleques in giving a chance for minorities and women to break into the science and technology field.

One good piece of advice from him to young women, which he himself got from another female collaborator (Sil):
When it comes to men that are romantically interested in you, just ignore everything they say and only pay attention to what they do.That simple few words means alot, why do we al…

Ding Dong

Officially in another season of migraine attack...posts will be scarce...and it will suck...something like this. The pain is unbearable, feels like someone choking you while being electrocuted. And I feel like eating an ostrich.

I see stupid people

[Not Verbatim] Questions asked by a local TV reporter to an US rep at the UN:
If Iran is deemed as a terrorist nation, then what is Israel?

The Answer: There is no question about this, Iran is a sponsor of terror while Israel is an ally. I find there is no ground to even answer your question.

Q: But Israel develops Nuclear weapons also.

A: No comment.Okay, I dont know what you make of this, this issue is stale, stagnant and doesn't matter in the world scene anymore, at least for you and me. No matter what you take of this, no matter what a reporter, a single person, a blogger or anyone says about this, what the world will be tomorrow is anyones guess. What's much 'stupider' is that when people continue to ask questions that they know the answer for. If the world goes to the dumps, then it will go down. If the world survives, it will. A single country cant make any difference, not at the UN nor anywhere. If US goes on to attack anymore country in the Middle East, only one …

Let's Go Away...

Fading memories of surreal dreams coloring the mindscapes
Strange days of sunshine bending toward false polarities
Soft timeless fog succumbing to emerging lives
Into chapters of forlorn hearts
Escape cosmic lovers
During endless
Days


[#] (Paint.net) processed photos from Cameron Highlands. Travelers; Ghost, Sandra, Vj, Indran.

Cheap Victory / What Future?

[The Matter] Ferrari shamelessly took the 2007 F1 constructors world championship today after McLaren decided not to appeal their Sept 13 sanctions. No, dont mistake this as McLaren accepting the allegations, they never will and the rest of F1 never will either. It's purely because the swine Max Mosley has indicated that should the team appeal, they will be handed a stiffer penalty and thrown out of the 2007 and 08 championships also. I still stand by the belief that only Tifosi's and to an extent Flavio Briatorie who is satisfied with the verdict and fine. But I doubt even the seasoned Tifosi's would agree with this. It's a farce. Only the 'young ones', the newcomers to the F1 scene who prefers pit babes than pit stops who would shout a storm. It's irritating to even talk about the issue, but it's harder to ignore it. BBC Sports has an excellent article regarding this. McLaren, in addition to expelling Coughlan could have accepted the blame of having a…

What have We Become?

I didnt want to write about this. Because it will haunt me, and it did since a few days back. Cant get that dead child's image out of the head. I couldn't stop reading the news break, saw every breaking news, saw the prime news. This is sick. History played with children like they were mere toys in a playground. Pushed and ripped apart. Read the full article, and the connecting stories if you want to know the pain. It will give you shivers, unless you're not human.

Nothing written here would do justice, things will continue. This are mere words, typed on a lifeless keyboard by an unrelated human. Who knows what the child went through, what the parents feel or what the rest of us thinks.

What stops it is inside us all. What makes it continue is inside us also. Do you see a solution now?

Street Child (RIP)

on the streets of light
lived with failing might
one hungry boy and a girl
in a cold damp corner and a will


up high in the house
near a warm fire with a cause
one man with a white p…

Another Quake?

[Updates] [8.10Pm] No Tsunami warning. But the worrying thing is the increasing frequency of the quakes. Experts are warning that Indonesia is due for a major scale event anytime. Yes it was a quake:
DATELATLONMAGDEPTH kmREGION20-SEP-2007 08:31:15-2.04100.206.635.0SOUTHERN SUMATERA, INDONESIA
No Tsunami warning yet. But advisable since this is very close to the Sept 12 Quake. Please be advised to stay away from the seaside. Be Safe. Listen to the news update.
[Original Post] Tremors...5 minutes ago. Waiting for IRIS updates.

Jose, Jose, Jose

He's leaving or Sacked? They will be forever disputing this. But certainly he has no fans no more. And Roman is back to square one. It's so good to be right.

Bye, bye Jose Mourinho. And this is the end of the Cups for Chelsea. I wonder where all those new fans of Chelsea will go? The Emirates? or gasp! Old Trafford?

And now the path is clear for Gus Hiddink to come on board?

This is cool:
"If I wanted to have an easy job... I would have stayed at Porto -beautiful blue chair, the Uefa Champions League trophy, God, and after God, me." - Mourinho in July 2004.
[#] [The Rest of the Best of JM's quotes]

Cirque Du Soleil / Circus of the Sun

Always wanted to know this, have any of the readers been to a Cirque Du Soleil performance? I know they've never been to this country or even Singapore, but it's one of the best, if not the ultimate best modern circus, and musical performance anywhere. Watched them a few times on tv, but the most striking would be Celine Dion's resident performance in Las Vegas with a CDS performance created by Dragone, the mastermind behind many of CDS's magic. Try YouTube for many of their amazing performances, and do leave a message if anyone experienced this magical show.

Watch this Alegria music vid by the CDS traveling troupe; Alegria.




And this exciting Power Track Act; Alegria.



[#] Cirque Du Soleil

Hmmm...The World Is Ok After All At 6.30 PM

Why We Love Jackie Chan over here:
A news report carried on the Web site of China's state-run Xinhua News Agency quoted Chan as saying, "The movie I just shot with Jet Li, 'The Forbidden Kingdom,' actually isn't that great.'' Chan was speaking at a news conference in the northeastern Chinese city of Changchun on Sunday, Xinhua said. "'The Forbidden Kingdom' is a movie made for Americans,'' the report quoted Chan as saying. "Chinese viewers may not like it.
and hereBefore shooting on "The Forbidden Kingdom'' started, he told reporters, "I don't have any expectations. It's just making an American movie.''

"I believe the world is anticipating the movie, but I'm not too involved,'' Chan also said at the time.-AP [Read The Full Article]
And what this young man wants...
TOKYO (AP) - The world's oldest man marked his 112th birthday Tuesday and told well-wishers in southwestern Japan …

Monday!

It's either going to be very sour or turn into fine wine.
Here we go again...

[#] Grapes from the Mardi AgroPark in Cameron Highlands. Same place where I snapped the Bird's of Paradise pic.

McLaren - Not Game Over!

"We have got the best drivers and the best car and we intend to win the World Championship." - McLaren

Now everyone is so eager to crucify McLaren but look what FIA has to say about the fiasco in their winding up statement:
8.12 The evidence leads the WMSC to conclude that some degree of sporting advantage was obtained, though it may forever be impossible to quantify that advantage in concrete terms.

[Read this brilliant interview with Paul Stoddart to know how the FIA and Max Mosley work before proceeding with the post.
"What does FIA stand for? It stands for Ferrari International Assistance, and that's been proven time and time again to be the case. Whether it's the $100m payment when the manufacturers were threatening to walk away and set up their own series and which started Ferrari's demise in the GPMA (Grand Prix Manufacturers' Association), or whatever, the FIA has consistently helped Ferrari, all the way down the line. The only difference is that lat…

Earthquake Alert / TSUNAMI ALERT

[DAY 2 UPDATE] : 13.45 Local time, woke up to find the place deserted, no cars around the apartment, thought everyone jumped ship without me. Damn! Dangerous tremors continue around the earthquake region since morning, with a 6.5 just more than an hour ago. Tsunami warnings have been lifted, but dont go surfing just yet because after shocks will persist until the ridge/ plate lines settle - Dont want a repeat of 2004. God Bless and Be Safe.
7.45 am/Sept 13 (Kajang, Selangor) Little sleep, another big one 20 minutes ago. Felt stronger than the one last night. Early morning jolt, little response from the local residents. Will wait and see what happens. Tracking IRIS now. Be safe.
ALWAYS STAY ALERT TO TSUNAMI WARNINGS. QUAKES OCCURRING AT THE SAME REGION/ UNDERSEA REGION.
8.11 AM/ 8.55 AM (IRIS) :

DATELATLONMAGDEPTH kmREGION12-SEP-2007 23:49:01-2.53100.967.510.0SOUTHERN SUMATERA, INDONESIA12-SEP-2007 23:48:59-2.67100.807.910.0SOUTHERN SUMATERA, INDONESIA12-SEP-2007 23:19:44-4.08100.915.110.0…

9-11

In a few years 9-11 will become just another date in world history. Its cultural significance wont shadow human evolution. No matter how many critical theories are born out of this date, we wont see a significant shift towards policing our own world. We wont live in fear anymore. We wont live beyond our lines of normal conduct. Culture will not define 9-11 as a pivotal point when humanity changed direction or searched for new reflections. We wont succumb to a coward group of fundamentalists who tries to quantify human fear and turn it against ourselves. The date wont serve to remind us what we did wrong or what went wrong. It will stop being an important news reference because the media will create new sensations when they know that we have matured enough to choose the events we want to carry to the next generation. There wont be conspiracy theorist gambling their days away for a peek at flash popularity because even that will stop to matter. There wont be religious memorials elsewher…

Kedah Gagah Kedah-lah Juara

The Return of the HijauKuning team!
Kedah FA did the Treble this year taking the FA Cup, Super League Cup and also the prestigious Malaysia Cup. It's been 14 years since Kedah FA last brought home the MC. This is the best gift for the loyal fans of Kedah FA...since the amazing years of 1987 -1993 when the team played in 6 finals, winning two of them in 1990 and 1993. Together with legendary players like V.Sundramoorthy of Singapore, Radhi Mat Din, Aziz Azizan, Tibor Szaban, Olubunmi Adigun, Jan Janostak, Peter Nieketien, S.Thanasegar Faridzuan Che Hamid, Lee Kin Hong, Ahmad Sobri and many more under the patronage of Coaches, Haji Ahmad Shafie, Milos Kvacek and Robert Alberts and the great Manager, Dato' Paduka Ahmad Basri Akil, Kedah FA colored the local football scenes of late 80's and early 90's. If not for the bribery scandal that hit Malaysian football in the mid 90's, Kedah would have remained the legend that it really was during that time. Things changed for …

The Italian Job

Probably Ferrari would have thought that McLaren would crack under pressure from the events that lead to the showdown in Paris on Sept 13. But the Tifosi's got the shock of their lives when we did a 1-2. And the sweetest thing is, regardless of what happens on Thursday, McLaren in records and live on the circuit pulled the greatest Italian job this weekend in Monza. And thats enough for any fan of McLaren because we know now the only way Ferrari could ever win the constructors or drivers tittle is either on papers at the WMSC meeting or in the courts. Fuck you all Tifosi's! A classic case of Ferrari chickening out in the circuit and trying to get other hardworking teams into trouble when they're not winning.
Bye bye 'Ferrari world title'.

FUCK YOU FERRARI, JEAN TOAD.
FUCK YOU WHINNY BITCH TIFOSI'S.
AND FUCK YOU FLAVIO BRIATORE!

We will wait for Sept 13

Concoction

life
the tortuous river
through time
it flows, permeates
the swamps of humanity
with all their colors
and worries and lies
with all their happiness
and sins and fantasies

life
as graceful as the fireflies
the matters of existence flies
jumps out of humanities soup
trying to reach new heights
like the yellow flower against a blue sky
contrasting feelings for the sake of dying

life
takes whichever path
it fills whichever desires
it pretends whichever care
that the heart can afford
for the mingling mixing human
forms in the intoxicating
concoction of dreams

life
towards no end
from no beginning
it hopes for nothing
but another soul
for that it can sometimes
be desperately lonely
even when in the crowded
magnitude of humanity

-gp07-

[#] Going to be a rainy weekend...

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What The!

I find this amusing in a very dark way.
Bin Laden plans to release new video By LEE KEATH, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 8 minutes ago CAIRO, Egypt - The first new images of Osama bin Laden in nearly three years will be released ahead of the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, al-Qaida's media arm announced, a move that would end the terror mastermind's longest period without a message.[Continue Reading] [#] See America (and your Allied 'friends')...you have explored the Moon, Mars and even landed on Titan but cant capture this idiot. And imagine, he has a media arm? Fuck! And he's releasing videos. He's doing a Paris Hilton folks...he's lonely and needs attention. Why dont you guys send a few cruise missiles and end his misery?

The Moment

I feel. This is the moment for something great. And I wait.

I evolved. Now in the 'I don't care' phase. I wait further.

It's evening. I'm so in love with voices. Sweet voice(s).

It's 3 AM. I feel born again. Somethings not right.

Something is right. To Space and Beyond! And the Long Trek Home.

Cold morning. Something born came this way. A new Hope.

A still sun. Thunder in a distant land. Rain on lonely hills.


[#] An experiment with Moments. Do you have Moments?

But it's been 50 years!

Ok...so obviously there's been no post since the 1st. And no update on the Independence celebrations or anything else. Well for starters I slept through Friday morning so I never actually went to the parade, neither did I see it on the telly. Blame it on the EST work assignments and my new found fetish with torrents and movies. But hell, I would have slept through the day if not for the SukhoiSU-30's doing their U-turns above my apartment. I didn't hear the freakin cell phone 3 inches away from my ear but those jets a mile above woke everyone up!

I love parades, everyone does. I 'loved ' parades. About 15 years ago before I started seeing clips of parades from Russia, China, India, etc. They have way cooler military hardware, and any parade without nuclear missiles is no parade. Sorry I'm still an anti weapons activist but nothing turns me on than seeing WMD's on a holiday stroll. Blame it on science.

The next thing I loved about festive and celebration holi…

Always Remembered

Not Many Legends Today. Not A Single Princess Left Today.

Always remembered, our dearest Princess.


Candle In The Wind

Goodbye England's rose
May you ever grow in our hearts
You were the grace that placed itself
Where lives were torn apart
You called out to our country
And you whispered to those in pain
Now you belong to heaven
And the stars spell out your name

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never fading with the sunset
When the rain set in
And your footsteps will always fall here
Along England's greenest hills
Your candle's burned out long before
Your legend ever will

Loveliness we've lost
These empty days without your smile
This torch we'll always carry
For our nation's golden child
And even though we try
The truth brings us to tears
All our words cannot express
The joy you brought us through the years

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never fading with the sunset
When the rain set in
And your footsteps will always fall here
Al…