Friday, December 31, 2010

Countdown to 2011 - day one, the last day of 2010

This year:
I lost a very dear friend, Joe,
sold my series of paintings 'Euphony',
met old schoolmates after 30 years,
gone total vegetarian,
wrote 13 episodes for a TV animation series for the 1st time,made a lot of zines,
wrote lots of proposals,
rekindled old friendships,
ignited some new ones,
wrote more articles,
was interviewed for various issues,
I almost gave up on humanity,
I regained hope from 'angels',
I cry for the animals,
I wish I could have done more...

Next year,
please be kind to the animals,
please say a little less hurtful words,
please open your hearts and minds,
be kind, be kind.
please don't be judgmental,
please don't find faults,
please don't condemn in the name of the divine,
when all you can be is to be truly kind,
please be good to yourself,
please share your love with others,
please wake up and stop being blind,
just remember we are all one and the same kind.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Countdown to 2011 - day two

Next year if you can't be an activist, be active
if you can't be a producer, be productive
if you can't be a creator, be creative
if you can't be an innovator, be innovative
if you can't be an inventor, be inventive
if you can't be a sensor, be sensitive
if you can't be an acceptor, be acceptive
if you can't comprehend, be comprehensive
if you can't be a preceptor, be perceptive
if you can't be a giver, be a gift
to all and everyone but mostly to yourself.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Countdown to 2011 - day three

Some numbers you will encounter for next year using the dd/mm/yy format:-

010111
100111
110111
011011
101011
111011
011111
101111
111111
131211

So what does it all mean? It could mean nothing really, but if you want to make something of it these dates are cool to remember or have something on to remember it by especially 111111 like what I did for 101010.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Countdown to 2011 - day four

I never thought I'd live to see this day when I was a kid. Back then 1984 was a big deal because of George Orwell's book about a dystopian that world may be upon us, which didn't seem plausible then but is becoming more tangible as time goes by. And then the thought of the 90s brought about more science fiction which was suppose to become our reality like the TV series Space 1999 where we could would come close to living on Moonbase Alpha. But that too did not come to pass. Only Prince reminded us to "party like it's 1999!"

One of the greatest scare that I remember was the Millennium bug or Y2K which could send us back in time if all the computer systems crashed. But everything went back to the way they were without a glitch or a stitch either from an early preparation or an unfounded fear.

2010 or the year we made contact was also upon us according to Arthur C. Clarke after our space odyssey in 2001. But they didn't make as much hype as the movie 2012. Anyway, as we approach 2011 with our fears and tears or joys and toys here are a few number sequences that might be of interest to you if you are the kind of person who like numerology, enneagram, The Number Devil (a novel by Hans Magnus Enzensberger), Numb3rs (TV series), The Number 23 (Joel Schumacher's movie), Pi (Darren Aronofsky's movie) and that's just naming a few.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

You may want to read this


In a troubled and corrupted world such as now, this book that I stumbled upon is inspiring, practical and utterly witty. It's about time we all did something worthwhile in our lives.

Let this year be

This year is coming to a close with or without a big bang.
I've seen some nasties and I've seen some crazies
but I've also seen some nicees.
Of course there are the lonelies, the fidgeties,
the wannabees and the irritatees.
There are the talkies who are opinionated to the max,
and those who are quiet as can be.
I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the meanies
out to get everyone else who is not like them.
Supported by brain-dead cronies
who are nothing more than wasted zombies.
What about you?
Where do you stand?
What do you want to do?
Who do you want to join?
Are you one of the meaties
or are you one of the veggies?
Do you look at life as empties
or do you look at them as fullies?
No one can make you say or do,
think or act with what you don't agree with.
Do you think discriminating someone else
is going to bring hope and salvation for your soul?
Do you think ostracizing others
makes you a better person?
Do you think you are better and always right
because you belong to the exclusive company?
But when you become an oldie
whatever you have done will stay with you
and bring back memories of the past,
of your actions and your disgust.
Time is slipping through
and we will all be gone soon,
either let this year be
or make up for something better for you and me.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Koc Perempuan: Female Coach - is it even necessary?


I remember reading the big hoo-ha about introducing a female coach for the KTM at some point but didn't think much about it until yesterday when I took the train from Sentul to KL Sentral. Since it was my first time taking the train at rush hour at about 7.20pm I didn't bother to board the Koc Perempuan because I had a male companion with me at the time. As soon as we reached our destination I was just about to get out of the doors when a mob of insane crowd rushed in like it was December 21st, 2010. Someone or a few someones brushed themselves up against my breasts before I realized what had happened. By the time I stepped out onto the station I was dazed and stupefied.What the...

So if you ask me if the special coach is necessary you'll know what I have to say about that. I really don't know why all these people have to barge in as though it was the last train to salvation. I don't know if the special coach will be any better during rush hour of course but I told my friend the next time we board the train he will have to cross-dress and follow me to the female coach to avoid any unnecessary close proximities in the future.