Monday, December 31

Happy New Year 2008?

Okay...i have no one clock showing the correct time...well...i think its already 12...there's fireworks everywhere...
Wishing everyone a wonderful 2008...hope it's a memorable one...

Why Celebrate?

Who knows? I think all the fun is in being with friends...and sweating! Oh...meet my best friend for today...Southie...
Damn im turning into a drunkard...this is like so fulfilling the Indian prophecy... :(

T minus...oh who cares!

Channel surfing...and it gets worst by the year. Every countdown is so damn clichéd...the worst one is on MTV...ugly VJ's...stupid programming (no one since Donita....the only one the one and only...Donitaaa...where art thou?)....and Channel V Beautiful VJ's...stupid programming...did they miss the whole damn thing? Or waz it banned in this good ol country?....oh wait no it didnt! David La Chappelle's 'Rize'?!!! Fuh that reads cool...gonna watch that. Tokyo Godfathers on Animax...one anime for the soul! And passed through the lamest food channel documentary...nothing exciting on EZPN and STarZSports...nothing since Swine Goran Assricson parked a routemaster in his Dbox. Feel like wishing capitan wonder Gerrard a Happy New year...but hate him for missing all that shots...fudge. A horrendously bad (worst than the bad ass cloverfield monster) program just started in Astro Vaanavil...oh my god its that b**** host girl....goddammit Vanavill...u guys did it again...dont you no learn dat our Indian youths make the worst live audience in the world...bah!
I IZ AMERICA COME!
I so wanna be out of dis country today...maybe in
IBIZA....
(closin eyes and clicking da heels of dat orange sneakers...)...open eyes...to porn! Mental porn...I need my Southern COmfie....
Hommies....Unite!

[+] Rize

T minus some 1 hour plus before 2008

I didnt know countdowns could be this boring...when you're dead tired. Gonna shout out a special New Year wish to that French guy on the commuter reading a French book on Musical Notes...
bonne année
this person managed to smile to everyone on that horrendous commuter ride...man...wish my countrymen had the same candor and spirit in deep...smelly situations...
so whats missing in our lives? A smile and a open heart to take every situation and turning it into positives...and I mean Every! situation...

Aussie *|*/ *\ *| */ *\ *| */ *\ *|* 2008!

Lets go to the land down under under....lalalalalalala!



Happy New Year AusieeeRoooos! Let the party staaarrtt!


T minus...uh...2 hours and 55 minutes to 2008

In a car for 6 hours, waiting for sumone outside a bank for 1 1/2 hours, meals twice in 2 hours at the same restaurant with two different gals...stuck in a jam for 2 hours...stuck in a train with 3 million people and sweating for 1 hours....home blogging about the new year eve...new year countdown that I wont go too...wastedddddddd...
Happies Nu Years...Tuuuuu-oooo---oooo---yate.

T minus 4 hours to 2008

On the radio...

Dude: hi! wohooo I got through...
Female Dj: hey! cool wasup! You are our lucky calleeeerrrr!
Dude: Yeh....yeh... end of the year...
Dj: so where will you be celebrating?
Dude: I dont know...many invitations...KLCC....The Curve....Hartamas....Bangsar....Bukit Bintang....etc.
Dj: Cool! So which is you special choice...?
Dude: Ermmm...
Dj: Must be where the best girls are right...:D
Dude: Well...ummm...it's going to be a guys only thing...
Dj: Whoa! Stop right there....I dont want to go into this weird thing...Happy New year...Bye!
Dude: uh...ok Happy New Year.

Bahahahahahahha! Happy New Year....

Saturday, December 29

On the Road Again

"Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves." - Bertrand Russell


[#] Bback right before 08!

Friday, December 28

:(

How do you mend a country made up of religious tyrants? How do you mend a world made up of religious tyrants?

RIP for all the concerned.


[#] Thx 2 Vj 4 d wkeup cal. Dmcracy is jst a wrd. Nw I sleep wit Nitemares.

Wednesday, December 26

Obsessions of the Maroon Star

Stars so bright.

In a million day(s) or two I will be there, my love.

Strings of matter, or maybe the powers of the universe. Climatic, epic scenes everywhere in every galaxy I passed. Spending seasons on the beaches of long dead civilizations I too try to sleep a bonfire on the ancient shores with glass waves. It is never the same. I am human, I have left earth on a journey never to end.

Ghost, is that you...why are you here?

I...I came looking for you. I need you.

But you are immortal now, you don't need me. You can explore the multi-verses and seek new life.

Tears. No I don't want to...

As the apparition dissolved into the morning fog, the endless beach and the alien lighthouse relic charts the rising sun. So much of similarity, so much of details I have seen before. I wonder how did this world die, it has no traces of pollution or even a disaster. All over the path, in the local galaxies that I visited there are seldom life. Only scattered human colonies in the planets of the deceased.

As the sky clears of the stars, slipping into familiar colors and clouds, I flew again to the center of the galaxy. Holographic Mercator projections on the screen traces previous flight paths. I met traveling souls trapped in their star ships, drifting and lonely. Many have chosen to orbit derelict stars waiting for their turn to die or the nova to reclaim their star matter.

~Etched in the divine centers of our atoms are memories of our existence. What the scientists call the tears of god'. It is no simply present, it is etched, was. Billions of years before time itself, around a planet orbiting the Maroon Star, God as we never knew him or her wrote the history of the universe. No religion binds this God except that (s)he is a master creator. And (s)he left images of every existence in this universe and many outside it in every atom. We are living past lives, lives so unique to us, they wonder how long it took for this God to imagine us. The scientists and space travelers never found the Maroon star. Never for millions of relative years. I found it. The immortal left me a map....but it will take an eternity to reach it. Puzzles in the bending times.

The hundreds of years we were together was beautiful to say the least. Your crystal fingers played with my hair and... How could I let go of you so easily, just by the promise of immortality. No life is worth a lost love. Remember the evening rain... During the seasons in the rain you played a harmonic illusion of love itself, you danced in the cold rain never getting wet. Illusions. Love never melts because of the elements, it is made of the languages of life. But immortality promised the Maroon Star itself. I will not forgive myself.

Don't seek for me Ghost...

I wont stop, ever.

It is not worth your life.

I am immortal, I don't have a life anymore Orion. You are my life. My salvation and the path to God.

No, return to your true path, you have many lives to seek. The seasons in rain are insignificant in the search for the origin. When you find God you have found me, you have found time, you have found everything.

What will happen to you then...

I will always be here. But you must not seek me.

And our touch continue to wither. And be reborn. Philosophical machinery continue to tick and make the universe evolve. My journeys continue.

I found humans in worlds so far away, they must have been great sailors. Travelers never giving up. They came for the meaning of life as well. All of us from the dawn of civilization wanted something from this world. We wanted a part to play, no mere observers on an epic stage mirrored with wars and struggles. They never found other warring civilizations. They never found the sins, no greed or lust. The purity of universe makes us stick out like false diamonds. Who are we?

I will find you Orion, be it even under the Maroon Star, after death of the immortals be it.

[#] A continuation of;[It's Time To Go]

Sunday, December 23

At the Edge(s) of Sanity

How do you go places?

In living the lives of others, do we forget that they started from us, from our lives too in a different existence, in a past life.

What I reflect today is the mistakes I made in the past 5 years, the decisions I did not make, the paths I did not take and the friends I did not make. But I know I took the right path being here today, for better or for worst, this is where I want to be. Just need to move further and clear a few more hurdles before the reflection reflects a new destiny.

Life, we think we know it, but we don't. the roads, we think we know it but we don't, the heavens we think we know it but we don't, the others we think we know them but we don't, what we know is that the future is certain. Destiny is everything.

What has religion given me, what has religion caused me to be. What has religion turned into, is a shield, a protection where rapists and good Samaritans gather to be one, they who are right and they who are wrong is the same in religion, no sin is too great compared to be preaching a believe that is not mine to you and not yours to me. What I want is a life, to live. Destiny is certain, not religious futures.

What I think of power, and war. One causes and one destroys. There is no creation here. There is no balance, there is only destruction. When you see death, you see yourself and your family, when you see love you see the other person, the other couple. This is enough to tell that nothing is as what you perceive. It is just reflections of what might happen and what happened. Power, war, life, death and love. The new elements of life, no religion. Destiny is a mirror.

There is no edge of insanity, there is only the edge of sanity, before you fall into insanity.

The lives of others is a challenge. Its what they don't want to be, that is us, and what we want to be that is them. This is also a circle of life, the karma of existence.

What spirit walks the valleys of Valhalla, they are dead there, and we are dead here on earth. What lives is our desire. What keeps us alive is destiny. Where it ends, is when it ends. And time never ends, thus there is no end.

What is oppression by the government? We are the government. We are the oppressors of ourselves. We live because we want to be challenged, but we don't challenge back the system. We must change the system that we created. Destiny if for change.

The ones who has not seen a revolution, has not faced death in the eyes. They have not sacrificed anything. They are just protesters with a digital pen. They write but are not willing to die.

[#] This is a running post...

Friday, December 21

TED | Talks - Lakshmi Pratury

Wacth this fascinating video of Lakshmi's TED talk, the lost art of letter writing.



I've read a few books of letters compilation from V.S. Naipul and Richard Feynman. There's so much emotion, power and innocence you can find in letters compared to emails or texting. Something deeper and soulful goes into the letters, be it a love letter, a sad tale, a story worth reminding or telling, letters are indeed a cultural and human art form.

[#] From Lakshmi's interview "Q: What should a multicultural woman do to grow as a leader? A: I have always felt being a woman is an asset, being brown is an asset, having an accent is an asset. The thing that is most intrinsic to multicultural women is that they have great cultural sensitivities. Be comfortable with who you are and understand that you have an edge." Lakshmi Pratury interviewed on Invincibelle.com

What say you, shall we write letters?

[#]Further info on Lakshmi
[+] TED Ideas worth spreading.
[+] Invincibelle Interview

Thursday, December 20

2005 to 2050

3 years of mind bending, reality distorting, time traveling ride to the ends of the world and the universe!
43 years more to go...it's going to be the adventure of a Lifetime!

Wednesday, December 19

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Everything that could go wrong is doing so...slowly. Sometimes solutions doesn't present itself, and even if you try to find it, try hard, you wont. Where do you search then, and will you be patient enough so that it comes looking for you? If it ever will.

If happy little bluebirds fly
Beyond the rainbow
Why, oh why can't I?
Israel "Iz" Kamakawiwoʻole version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow...




[+] Listen closely and there's a mix of What a Wonderful World in the middle of the song.
[+] British 6 year old singing sensation; Connie Talbots version of the song.
[+] Lyrics

Strange Days

5:36 PM me: the weirdest thing happened
5:56 PM Vijay: what
damn long meeting
im sapped
me: i was sleeping right
then i woke up
i heard all this Buddhist chanting
and the gong beating all la
i tot i was dead
Vijay: damn!
then
really chanting ah
me: i was happy for heavens sake i was happy
5:57 PM i looked around
then i took my cellphone
there were no battery and i tot it was real
:D
5:58 PM Vijay: so u were dreaming or awake?
me: i woke up and walked to the window ...then i saw some idiot watching tv at the shop below
what a waste dude
ceh ceh
Vijay: oh heheheh
5:59 PM me: but it was so surreal man
i was like floating and all
the chanting was strong u c
Vijay: obe
me: obe?
6:00 PM Vijay: out of body experince
me: yeh like always
but for a moment i thought all my thesis problem was gone

[#] I wish...heh. This lucid dreams are driving me nuts...but i love them!

Monday, December 17

Tropics of the Legends

Having to endure the worst possible start of the week (Liverpool lost to MU), and finally realizing that the unpublished photos are clogging my dying hard drives, and successfully breaking the shackles of procrastination, I present to you a photo journey into an island getaway...full of women, booze, greens, mountains, animals, crustaceans, half nekkid ghosts and beaches (some items are for dramatic purposes only and might not appear in the pictures).

Langkawi...tropics of Legends.

Langkawi Geopark (52nd UNESCO Geopark in the world) is made up of 99 beautiful Islands, scattered in the Andaman Sea bordering Thailand to the North and situated on the coast of the State of Kedah, Malaysia.

Langkawi is an island of Legends, many ancient tales from Indian history and the region have references to the Island. But the local legends are the one that catches the imagination most. The biggest town of the Island is called Kuah; the center of business, hotels, and where the Jetty is. Padang Matsirat is where you can find the Mahsuri mausoleum and also the International Airport. The Legend of Mahsuri is the most famous, probably what reflects prominently among all the other local legends.

So lets go on an offbeat, (not to be considered as an accurate travel guide) guide to the Island of Langkawi! Click on the pictures for a bigger version of it.

Getting there
There are a few ways to get to Langkawi, if you want a hassle free travel, just take the plane from any major Malaysian airports. If you want cheaper yet tiring travel, just hop on the ferry at the Kuala Perlis or Kuala Kedah jetties. Two way trip is ~ Rm 36 (USD 10). Again, to reach either the jetties, you have to take a bus from any major bus stations in peninsular Malaysia.

That's me, trying my best not to vomit...managed to fall asleep for the 45 minutes journey. The seas can get very choppy most of the time, so if you have a weak tummy...or motion sickness, please be prepared. (Just take the plane).

This is what the standard ferry looks like. Seriously needs pimping up, the insides are similar to a town bus, they should get a decent catamaran.
Touchdown! Wilkomen to Langkawi! This is the Kuah Jetty, Langkawi. Here is where you rent a car, buy your return tickets, meet local people, and load up on some Frapuccinos at the Langkawi Jetty Starbucks. Left to right, or right to left...(damn I Dont know how to do this): Indran, VJ and Kumar)

The beautiful marina at the jetty. I always wonder how do you simply sail the oceans...do you need a visa when you cross each national coastline?

Getting around the Island is easy...either rent a bike, car or van Or get a tour guide and get ripped of hundreds of bucks if you are a tourist. Hey :D welcome to the capitalism. If you're a local dude whose been there, renting and bargaining for a car is easy...rates go from RM 50 to RM 120 (USD 20 to 40) per day. Most of the times you'll be ripped of, you'll get the worst car in the island. But if you can talk, and talk and 'threaten' well, hey you might just land a super car like this Cefiro we got. My suggestion is, if you're there for a booze holiday, travel in style baby! Next time we're getting a Beemer. After renting your vehicle, go rent a hotel. If you're a backpacker, there are freaking cheap hotels all around the island. Best place to get a Motel or a Hotel is the Cenang beach. Roads are easy, just follow the signboard :p. (booze part explained later).

Fog Story
How you spend your time for the next few days is all up to you. The best if you're on your nth trip there, is to booze and sleep. But hey, be adventurous a bit and go around the Island. First we headed to the Langkawi Cable car. This is the worlds longest single cable, cable car ride if I'm not mistaken. It's about ~2.2 Km long and it will scare you to death. Ok...maybe not, but hey I'm afraid of heights. Above is a collage of the place, the car seat's 4 and seats are to sit, so don't stand and do any stunts...seriously. If the wind is strong...heheheh...enjoy the waltz of the cable cars 600 meters above ground. (If you're a Malaysian citizen, bring along your ID card to get the special ticket price.)

The view is spectacular, along the ride you can see the Telaga Tujuh (Seven Wells) waterfall. Have to warn traveler that this is a dangerous waterfall, its beauty can kill if you are not careful on the slippery edges. There is another route to get to the falls if you are not into hiking, get a good map and you can find the road.

And after a mile's ride, nearing the first station of 3 hill stops for the cable car, you can see some of the islands around Langkawi. This is a view looking in towards the island.

It turned out to be a very foggy day, couldn't see much of the great surroundings from the top of the hill.

This unique rock formation is nearly 500 million years old. This geopark is essentially ancient rock formations, from the main islands, to the small islands around there.


View of the first station from the top. The ride down is amazing, there's fog everywhere and all you could see are the tiny cables of the car line.

The many flora and fauna...do you call an insect, a fauna also? Oh well, the many natural stuff you find on the island.

Another view of the mountain. On a clear day, you can see the Andaman sea, the clear blue water that once was the best kept secret beaches of the world.

Indran and the traveling Circus.

What's a trip without celebrity sightings. We saw Reshmonu during a video clip shoot. He is a very talented singer, songwriter from Malaysia. Pity them coz, as the title says....it is a foggy day...very foggy day. Kumar helped him collect some money for his hair reconstruction fund drive. (And yes, I dont listen much to local English songs...so dont know much else...just visit his site for more info).
The travelers on the top of the world. It felt like more than 710 meters...

I dont know if he's faking it or...
Indran is my cousin...hate him a lot, seriously hate him. But he's funny, so as the legend goes, you do need a funny man on any trip. Hence he gets to tag along :p

Yeh, shot gone wrong...didn't know why I asked him to do this. This is at the Tanjung Rhu beach...during low tide, people can walk to the many islands along the beach. This is also where you can find many eagle feeding, island hopping tours. Its overpriced and it sucks. But if you just need to feed an eagle or a fish or a monkey...you can enquire to the agents there. Just dont get ripped off.

Ballantines Ballad

So what is the best kept secret of Langkawi that the tourists might not know? It's a duty free Island...and that means only one thing!!! CHEAP BOOZE! wohooo...
I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
I Like To Move It Move It
Ya Like To (MOVE IT!)

Unless you're a serious drunkard, get some food to go along with all the liquor and beer. KFC is an easy good combination, but the beer will make the chicken taste very salty. After midnight food is slightly hard to find...mainly coz you can walk straight to get to the restaurants. There is a 24 hours restaurant along the Pantai Cenang road.

After a while the fairies do really come out...

Light up a bon fire...if you manage to gather some wood...coz there are mosquito's!


And when you are drunk, you'll discover baby universes everywhere...and black holes...and nebula's...(just hope you can find your bed.) Strangely...well not very...holidays for guys are booze and girls...and for that Go To Thailand...heard its much easier there. No further explanation for this :P

Crab Hole
Similar to spider holes, crab holes is where the crabs sleep after they booze away the night...

And like all responsible nature loving human's, when you see a natural tingy in their peaceful environment all one with nature...you grab and torture it! This one actually bit Kumar...heh...

You may ask why do they (the crabs) do this on the beaches all night...the tiny sand balls are in perfect spiral or circular patterns... All you know they are drunk or sending signals to space...(just too lazy to Google this...)

Due to some challenges with weight, mass, body shape distributions, this is all you can see of the perfect half nekkid Ghost beach party...

The End....

This is me...the Ghost...just to prove that I am indeed a Ghost Particle from the edges of the Universe I emanate divine light from my head...and I brush my teeth 3 times a day. Yeh...and I'm still single. Wink Wink. The holidays are fun, managed to sneak in a few very short ones this year with the Chumma Travel gang...but now I'm thinking I seriously need to get my ass out of this country and find a proper holidaying destination!

[#] Disclaimer: This holiday was 3 months ago...places, and stuff might have changed over time. Follow the websites below for the best guide to the Island.
[#] Langkawi is a cheap tourist destination compared to Bali. While Bali is 1000% cooler than Langkawi (VJ...this is a hint), you can find much peace and quite and cheap booze here than anywhere else. There are a few night clubs on the Island but nothing compared to the legendary Bali clubs. Again, this is a place to relax, and if you want clear blue water beaches then the beaches along the road to Andaman and Datai resorts is your definite choice. Being a tropical Island, you will face the extremities of the climate, but nothing to spoil your trip because there is just so much to do like staying in your room and getting drunk.
[#] Photos a manipulated using Paint.Net and Picasa.

[+] The Legends of Langkawi; [Mahsuri - wiki], [ Decendents of the White Blood Lady], [BestOfLangkawi-Mahsuri]
[+] The best Guide you can find on Langkawi on the web [Langkawi Wiki Travel]
[+] Others; [Langkawi Geopark - guide to famous places], [ The Best of Langkawi - a complete site to the attractions].

[#] Travelers: Ghost, VJ, Indran and Kumar

Friday, December 14

The Colony of the Deceased

Holy crap! Is....is that a baby?!

Yes kid...

How did he...she...I mean how did it survive this?

Miracle, Ray... It is a miracle! Jared...lets get this over with fast. Don’t want
those firemen snooping around this again...

Ok doc.

What are those noise?...Its talking? Those voice patterns...

Infinite voices, weird ones...Tell me Ray...you can measure everything in this
world...But how do you measure them---your voice?

You should not be asking this question, you're the scientist.

Science can look into anything...but something’s out there are just too big...too vast to learn even...Voices are permeating through the fabrics of time they
say....Romantic...until you guys came along. Supercomputers and quantum logic...

It doesn’t matter...I just can’t explain what’s happening here...the babies..? It's true what the Chief said isn’t it? All this security....time travel and babies?

You can’t explain that one for sure...but this is not the first time.

What do you mean?

We’ve been working on these cases from 30 years back...all of them are
babies...from the space elevator crash, from the nuke attack, the quake…after
every terrible tragedy, we find them.

Just like that?! But they don’t have a scratch on them...it’s a wreck for God's sake. And they talk!

Its not them...its just...I don’t know. We get that from time to time, it's like they
have some recordings implanted in their brain. Sometimes they go for months
without uttering a word. Some of them just sleep for days... Oh...the wounds...they
don’t have any...they appear after the tragedy...usually a few hundred meters
away from the time zero point.

I.....just.....Oh god how did I end up here....What am I doing here....what are we...the fucking X-files?!

A pretty sweet scene on your first week eh...kid.

I...I.....I don’t know....hold on a moment! 30 years! You have more of them?!

Hey! I've been talking for a good half an hour here...and you're lost.

We have her secured Doc.

Ah...a girl...charming...the first one this year. Wake up the good Doctor....we need her checked before Sunday.

Done. Uh...Doc...Who’s the kid?

Oh...Ray, meet Jared...our field specialist. Jared, this is our new computer guy.

Oh...for the website? [Laughs]

[Laughs]...you bet....maybe he can get the coffee machine working again.

(You won’t be laughing if I zero you pay checks...you dumbo’s).

Can’t you think of anything else...pay checks? Are you old school or something?

What The!

I’m 50 years older that you kid…I practically build your freaking world…real, the mind slums and the virtual.

Bye Ray...you got your first baby....let see where she takes you.

....oh well....Someone please wake me up.

Let get some coffee Ray...its getting too cold today.

Umm....Doc....are we not going to ...um...check the bodies?

They're dead kid...let the coroner and the feds handle them. We have something
much more important to do.

Yeh...better get started with the DNA....and V-tree setup ready soon...cheese....I didn’t for a moment thought those machines at the lab are for this.

No! Lets go decipher some Hamburger....I know a great place.

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Okay here's the deal...I know you guys are dealing with some stuff at the lab...astronomy...

Correction...Astrophysics, particle physics...the real science.

Yeh that too...we'll but this is not exactly science isn’t it?

You say no? Something appears...just like that...every time there is a tragedy, they just appear...out of nowhere. I can’t dismiss them as magic, kid. They breathe and blink, they are us.

But...you are saying that again! Appear? What the hell is going on here?

I don’t know how to make this long story short kid, it's big and its a secret.

Yeh…and that too…how did you keep this dark for 30 damn years?

Oh that, well we didn’t tell anymore...[laughs] We didn’t do anything big to make
people notice. After all, they are not anyone’s baby; no one gave birth to them
here.

I’ve seen some strange things before doc…the Pluto relics, the cosmic ray codes, but this just takes it to a whole new serious shit.

We are making big discoveries; you have to just treat them as something
natural…but unexplained to appreciate them.

Easy...yeh just easy.

The first baby was found in Australia. Right after the asteroid 2029 event wiped
out the whole city but they found him, all smiling near a collapsed Temple. The
Child of God…he made the headlines for months. Right until they found out about
his accelerated growth. He disappeared, and reappeared here in America and the
rest was history. At the age of 5, just a year after they found him, he solved the
Spootniz-Ramana theorem of binary black hole energy systems. With a pen and
paper.

Oh….

Are you still with me kid? He died at the age of 25, his immune system was
fried…they experimented on him, pushed him over the ledge of hard science. He
solved a century worth of physics and space anomalies. But after the second and
third case, the scientist started to notice things, what they are capable of and
ultimately where they come from. No mystery bigger than those, in our first 5
years we had 20 scientist and mathematicians reborn.

Scientist...reborn?

Yeh…did I mention to you…all the babies…they have the genetic makeup’s and
intelligence of many well know scientist. Well known and dead. The first one was
Einstein… And after a decade…we got artists, authors, murderers...heck...we even
found the Ripper. So you understand now why we have to, well…keep them out of
the society. That’s why we need the profiles, and your V-tree is the best chance we have in figuring who they are before they grow up.

I’ll hold the ‘who they are, they become question’ for now. Where do you keep them? You have them all in a place, hospital...where? In some underground lab?

You crazy stereotype...put them in a hole and wake up to a million conspiracy
theories? Come on. We send them all over the world. All our scientists and
the members of the Agency, they grow up living this beautiful world of ours...Since the first file cases were opened a couple a decades ago, we found about three
thousand of them. Had 2 in this week alone...you must be our lucky charm.

I have so lost this....lost my brains.

It gets better…now lets talk about the time travel thing…

Im not listening.....I write codes for all I care...not research some Foo babies.

They’re no Foo babies Ray! Didn’t you read your assignment files...what were you doing in the bloody lab? Wanking? Rita is one good specimen aint she...a lab full of
nerds and a Bunny.

I...hey! Listen here doc...I came in as a computer guy...I read codes; I write codes...I build virtual worlds.

Yep...you're a freaking genius. Geniuses come a dime a dozen nowadays...wet
polyglot activist living on Coke drips and fries. But you are special Ray…I asked for
you specifically for your beautiful V-trees...we found Turing a few months back.

Turing?

We need his V-tree up fast. He's been programming this I've never seen before.

Turing who? What?

Turing…as in Alan Turing. A hundred years and you kids don’t know history.

Oh blame me for forgetting an old man who died a hundred years ago…we don’t build monuments in 2050 Doc.

This is bigger than that Ray…you will learn about the babies. You will know what they are capable of. After all, we are just starting to build the colony of the
deceased.

© 2007 Sivanesan a.k.a Ghost Particle
[-] V-tree's are something like a DNA profile of the Time and Space we lived in. Projecting it forward and backwards will unlock all our timelines, our paths in this universe. This is fiction of course.

[#] Another attempt for a sci-fi movie idea, sometimes I wonder if some publisher reads me...And to get those Hollywood execs coming :p...this is original stuff guys...been cooking for over a year. Hope you like it.

Tuesday, December 11

Fotón Moments

through the glass
looking across the horizon
it was not the sun piercing
nor photons defying physics
it is you
in the moments


in
the future
she always asked
how would it be like
to live
at the centre for the galaxy
with a million stars around us
photon dreams


a
million stars
along the roads of the 70's
littered with flickering lights of resistance
travels a mechanical human
seeking surviving souls
in the wastelands
of war


'what
do you want today'?
she asked
as daylight faded into darkness
like sunsets from younger days
all are now aging
forgotten
I said
'nothing... just a goodbye'


unbind
me
from this sadness
raindrops on seasoned leaves
contains a microcosm
of caustic reflections
serving scarred imaginations
binding me in this dreams
of no hope
such are the navigating photons
in the endless universe

-gp07-
[#] The struggles of the human mind in a turbulent world. The destiny of the photon illuminated humans.
[+] Fotón_1, Fotón_2

Sunday, December 9

Language

All my life I never thought linguistics will become my career choice. It has become so. I am a Translator. This path makes me greatly appreciate languages. The schooling system I came from doesn't explore Latin or Spanish or the French languages, we are simply equipped with out mother tongue and a few other local languages. We evidently speak more languages that we can write. We sometimes can read some languages but cant speak them or write them. The question is, are words and written languages more important than spoken language? Will we ever be able to say that it's enough to understand what is being said rather than learning to write it and explore the literature that serves as a backbone for such languages.

Because the dynamics of words are changing, the short form SMS lingo is slowly invading our daily transactions. Then there are abstract words, and also Languages that don't have their own scripts. I pity these languages, they are like words without souls. They are more prone to abstract translations than any language with scripts. That's why Tamil translations are so hard to scrutinize and correct during the Quality Assurance process compared to lets say the Malay language. Dravidian and Indic languages have scripts, evolving slowly over thousands of years but SEA languages use the English alpha. And I see languages from South East Asia, such as Bahasa Indonesia borrowing heavily from English which evidently should give them a bigger usage platform than other languages but they are not.

Here lies the conundrum, this simply means that why have a sentence with some English words if you can simply speak and write in English altogether. This proves that English is the true domain of the future, for the purpose of communicating and communicating ideas, our ideals are best defined in English first, mother tongue second and borrowed languages third. Translation is a tour De force, an intriguing journey into the realm of information dissemination, but I am still learning. What interests me most is the future of languages and how it will evolve to catch up with the fast forward world. Will there be a language singularity someday or has it already happened? And what will happen to this borrowed languages?

[#] A new series into Languages and Linguistics.
[+] If there will be a Technological Singularity, will there be a Language singularity?
[+] Linguistics

Saturday, December 8

Zodiac


Zodiac is a brilliant movie, worth the over 2 hours running time. It's another classic by David Fincher. While lacking the intensity of his Se7en, this film is spotless because the actors are masters of this movie. The Zodiac murders are still unsolved, well you'll know why if you watch the movie, but I bet if it happened in today CSI-esque world, the murderer would have been caught.

It seems Fincher will be directing Rendezvous with Rama, my favorite SF from Arthur C Clarke. There was a time I thought this story is simply unfilmable, it is too vast, the whole series spanned 4 books and had themes so big that sometimes you wonder if today's SF's are just piles of pop-corn crap. We'll wait and watch for the 2009 release.

[#] Next in line is Snatch, All The Presidents Men and Tekkon Kinkreet (anime). And yeh, work...on a weekend. Sigh...

Thursday, December 6

Oh...and you were saying?

Funny vid...


[Via Karthi's site]

The real enemy of the latest dot com bubble is not hype (well apart from the hype) it's the technological singularity. The one that makes us say...okay...what's next? And then next and next and next and what?

So now, I'm going to value my humble blog at USD 10,000,000. Yes, the big 10 million, it's for sale....cash. I bet this will last through the burst... :-)

[#] Liking this 2 minute posts...Gmail is spanking new, but Blogger is acting up, comments are not delivered into ze mail boxes. Sorry for not dropping by guys, will try this weekend. Hugs.

End Times

During the judgment day(s), God will ask you why you became a murderer. And you will have to tell him its because of your master and his ideals. And your master's life will end. And you will be sent to hell. A soul departed, a soul tortured. For all the atrocities you did on earth. You could have killed your master, and spared the lives of the innocent. Solutions are simple, follow the right path and you will find the truth. For all else, even time wont flow. That is the rule of the universe. Information is Entropy. Information is God.
[#] Tales from a Different Time.

Wednesday, December 5

Reggae Got Soul

A blast from the past. All the way from 1976...Reggae Got Soul by Toots & The Maytals!


[+] Reggae Got Soul lyrics.
[+] Listen to the Surf's Up! ani-movie version of the song.

[#] No time, busy with everything! Wishing everyone a happy rest of the week!

Sunday, December 2

Surangani

Surangani goes places. Unbelievably hilarious, a video with a message to the tune of Surangani.




[#] Surangani is one of the most famous of the Sri Lankan Baila songs. One can say it is timeless, it transcended borders. I've learned Surangani during my Boy Scouts years, and today it has morphed into many forms, but the spirit remains. Do listen to other Baila songs (list in the Wiki page). Seignore is a popular song from the award winning Maniratnam movie KannathilMuthamittal , with Baila style composition by ARRahman. Video below;


[#] More Baila songs from Sinhala Juke Box.
[#] The Surangani song is via Ammu's Facebook Funwall. Say Keshi, do you know any Baila songs?
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[Update] [+] If you've been having the blogger image posting bug, where after posting, when you click on the image to make it big a prompt pops up, there here is a temporary fix for it;[ACE_Blog]. This problem started a few days back, I noticed it yesterday.

Saturday, December 1

December 1st | World AIDS Day


[+] UNAIDS
[+] World AIDS Campaign

Genocide, Lost Worlds

the silent ridges of humanity
drown the greatness of the Rockies
melting snow feed the rushing rivers
humanity never woke up
it was a summer winter night
the clash of two season
the battle of many civilizations

fleeting moments of flickering lights
light up a dead memory
emotions from dead streets
where we wandered searching
for a humanity lost
in the gutters of history
from the tallest mountains
we watched your kind
live desolate days and months

the silent ridges of humanity
but we still heard them
their emotions are unbearable
as the blood that flow on their streets
from their hand, from their brothers veins
they kill and torture for religion
they lost their way
on the serene nights
along the trails of the Rockies

makeshift huts dotted the trails
mysteriously hanging
between clouds and mountain edges
just like their emotions of compassion
rare but existing in their forsaken minds
Sagittarius sparkles along the trails
into the night we walk
never to return to the same moments
of carnage
its our wish and hope

-gp07-
[#] Watched the documentary; Rwanda, Do Scars Ever Fade on the History Channel. Disturbing. Mind, disturbed.

when

it rains around the world sleep welcomes the dream, and  enigmatic souls awaken along the eternal shores of destiny