Friday, July 28, 2006

This morning ...

We started the new intake of Creatives In Progress this week, and we had classes every night for the past three nights. So I've been all charged up this week.

And then this morning as I was getting dressed, my cat Wabi Sabi was hanging out in the room with me as usual.

I noticed that he was sitting at the door, waiting to be let out. And in my 'auto trainer mode' I said to him "If you want to go out, you need to speak up. Meow, make a sound. Don't just sit there and expect me to read your mind."

(grads - sounds familiar? heheh)

Wabi coolly turned to me, stared straight into my eyes, and gave a look that said "Well, you heard me didn't you?"

Sigh ...

What wonderful creatures, cats are!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Wish I did this TVC

I wonder how they managed to shoot it? It's beautiful... Anyone know?
click on title to view

Monday, July 17, 2006

What would you do?

Some people prefer to drive a longer road to avoid traffic jam, while others insist on taking the shortest road even though they may get stuck for a longer time.

Some people will take a longer road just to avoid traffic lights. Or u-turns.

Interesting huh? There must be some human insight in this - forensic science says 'the way we do one thing is the way we do all things'.

What do YOU do, and does it apply to other areas of your life too?

I know I hate u-turns cos I hate back-tracking to things or tasks I've already done. I like to charge ahead to new ground, new creations. So fluffy, right?

Friday, July 14, 2006

What gives a human being the right to kill another?

The Philippines has just abolished the Death sentence.

In Malaysia, they found that there was a man who has been waiting 22 years for his death sentence to be carried out.

In UK, it is considered inhumane to keep a death row prisoner waiting for more than 5 years for execution.

I wonder what the prisoners themselves think - is every postponement of execution a blessing? Is every day of that 22 years a prayer answered? Can it be possible that 'life' still has meaning, is still precious to them? Do they wake up in the morning grateful to have one more day, one more chance to listen to birds sing, to maybe do some good in whatever limited way they can?

Or are they merely evil abominations that should be put out of their misery as soon as possible?

Why is ok for one human being to declare death upon another anyway?

On one hand, I see doctors, researchers, firemen, rescue workers, doing everything they can to save lives. And for the ones that man cannot save , we say it is God's will, the Soul's own agenda. Fate. Destiny.

Fine, I can accept that.

But I cannot accept man saying "You die!"

Who are we to do that? Sure, we can try to impersonalise it by saying it is "justice taking its course" - but who decides what is just? Who are the judges? Are they not man? With human emotions, prejudices, fears and frailties?

I can understand that a man who has brought harm to society should be locked away to prevent further harm from being done. I agree that crime should be punished. I also agree that we will eventually, one way or another, in this lifetime or the next, pay the price for the harm that we have done.

But death? I think only God should have that call.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Dark clouds are parting ...

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

The road to Mordor is a long, long one

sigh ... LOTR seems to be a reflection of my life. And right now, I feel like Frodo looking at Mount Doom - so very far away - and he has no idea how to get there. It's been one thing after another, and another, and another. No end in sight ...