Friday, September 30, 2005

Who is The One?

So, that's how it is, isn't it? Everytime I post about a tv show or relationship, Kampung Gal is suddenly flooded with comments.

Hehe just kidding, I wouldn't call 8 comments (including 2 of mine) as 'flooding'.

Anyway, I was struck with bawangmerah's comment.
But I don't think there is a perfect 'the one'
Which I totally agree. There's no way you can find that one person who can fulfill every criteria that you wish in a life partner. If that's what he meant by 'the one'.

Since I'm a woman I will continue the discussion from a woman's point of view.

I know the drill. Ask any woman about the kind of man she wants you would find some (or all) of these criteria in their list:- tall, funny, kind, sweet, sensitive, lean body, religious, share the same interests, outgoing, intelligent, has a succesful career, great smile, healthy, doesn't smoke, doesn't drink, has a great car, a house would be a bonus, gentle, affectionate, strong-minded, and good looking. Oh yeah, we must not forget the 'good looking' part.

If you ask me, of course I want the same thing too. I'm not going to lie. Who wouldn't want a guy like that? But you got to face the facts -
Guys like that DO NOT exist.
Even if you did manage to find one, I guarantee, he's either married or gay.

Frankly, I never had a set idea of the perfect man for me.

Honest! I try not to have that fixed idea of what kind of man I want to be with. But of course I do have a cynical idea of 'The One' (read this)

Well anyway... realistically, I do imagine the man I would end up with would be... kind, tall, lean body (give me some slack alright), smart, funny, do not think housework is a woman's job, worships me, able to accept all my faults and shortcomings and of course, I would also be able to accept all his faults and shortcomings. How's that? That's not so much to ask, isn't it?

I know these phrases has been used over and over again that in repetition, any significance got lost in the process
Love is blind ~~ Looks don't matter ~~ It's the personality that counts

But try to slow down and really take a good look around once in a while. You could be in the train, in the bus, on the street, or can just observe the car beside you while you're stuck in the jam. When you see a couple, try to see if they're compatible in terms of looks and you would find that those words are true.

Can you honestly say that every couple you see can be called a cute couple or hot couple? No right? I have seen couples where the girl was so damn cute but the guy was Image hosted by And cute guys going out with Image hosted by girls. If looks really matter, how come these couples get together and be happy?

I'll just leave it at that.

Image hosted by I'm sleepy anyway.

Current update: 30/9/05

Why do I do this?

Read: Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones, Hotel Rwanda edited by Terry George
Reading: Nicholas Nickelby by Charles Dickens, Imajica by Clive Barker, Cerulean Sins by Laurell K. Hamilton
CD: None
Favorite song: All These Things That I've Done by The Killers
Playing: whatever online games that looked interesting
Watching: Desperate Housewives, Arrested Development

*No. of times asked if I have a boyfriend: 6
*No. of times asked when I will get married: 15
*No. of times asked when I will have kids: 2
Note: * Since I started this blog of course. I've been getting these questions lots of times before but you can't honestly believe I would count them, right? I just thought of this lately. It's interesting to know the average number of times a single girl at a marriageable age get that million dollar question. I hope other single bloggers would do the same. Maybe we can write a thesis on it! I also change "ppl" to "times" since one person can ask all three questions.

Hmm... no additions to the statistics above. It's either no one really did asked me any of those questions or I was able to faze out when the topic came up. Cannot be...

Must be more alert! For the sake of the research.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Where were you

On April 6, 1994?

I was probably at home preparing for my departure to the next big thing - college. I may be watching tv, or just lazing around reading a book. Where were you on that day? What were you doing?

As for thousands of people in Rwanda, they could be hiding under their beds, hacking a neighbor, listening to the radio in fear, drinking booze or even became the last day of their entire lives. And I had no idea that this was going on.

I never thought that watching Hotel Rwanda would affect me so much. My interest in this movie only lies in Don Cheadle who got an Oscar nomination for his role and the fact that it is a true story.

But this movie has proven yet again that one person can make a difference. In this case, one man's wit and courage made a difference to 1268 people who came to his hotel, the Mille Collines for protection.

Paul Rusesabagina's story is an amazing story. He's been called a hero, the African Schindler. But in real life he's just an average, working man who loves his family. But he has a gift of wooing and charming anyone he sees, be it a politician, soldier, journalist or the common cook. This gift was put to the test when the Hutus waged war against the Tutsis for 100 days in 1994.

The hotel was in danger of being raided at any time during those 100 crazy days. But Paul was able to charm his way with the Rwandan Police General, reached out all the way to Belgium to plead with the President of Sabena, the hotel's parent company. The president managed to contact the French, a main supplier for the Hutu Militia (the Interahamwe), and stopped a possible massacre at his hotel.

Another amazing thing about Paul's story is the great love that he has for his family. If all the events in the movie is true to life, I would say it's pretty amazing. His wife, Tatiana is a Tutsi so she was at grave danger if discovered but Paul is Hutu. There are many times that one of them could leave and take their 4 children to safety but the other would not want to leave the other behind. Paul, being a Hutu could travel in safety but he didn't want to leave his wife.

One time, the whole Rusesabagina family together with a few other families had a chance to leave Rwanda via special exit visas. But at the last minute Paul couldn't do it. he couldn't bear to see the people who was left behind. But the escape mission was thwarted and the UN convoy was forced to return to the hotel. Tatiana refused to talk to Paul and when she finally did she took off her wedding ring and threw it at him.
Take this. I don't want it. I don't want it. You said you'd never leave me and you left me.
They would rather die together than be apart and live. One of my favorite parts.

He finally lost it when General Bizimungu of the Rwandan Police took Paul out to another hotel that Paul used to work with, to collect his dues. At the Diplomate he revealed that the Interahamwe is on their way to the Mille Collines. Desparate and anxious for his family, Paul wanted to go back but the General suggested that he'd be better off at the Diplomate.
Paul: General... these are difficult times. We need to help one another.
Bizimungu: And what help can I get from you, Paul?
Paul: You are a marked man, sir.
Bizimungu: How so?
Paul: You are on the list. The Americans have you on their list as a war criminal.
Bizimungu: Paul, I am sick and tired of your lies.
Paul: Are you stupid, General? How do you think these people operate? You sit here with five stars on your chest, who do you think they are coming after?
The General, not being stupid, went back to the Mille Collines and stopped the Interahamwe from doing anymore damage. But he was tried and convicted of war crimes anyway. Another favorite part of mine.

What amazes me (and the whole world actually) about the whole Rwandan crises is that not one of the great superpowers (US, UK, French, UN) did anything to stop it. Their reasoning - they were afraid that what happened in Somalia will happen again. They were afraid that another 18 Americans will die. Yeah right. To prevent the likelihood of having 18 Americans die they would rather watch 1,000,000 Africans hacked to death.

The irony is, the then US President Bill Clinton actually dedicated a holocaust memorial just a year before the whole debacle started. Citing "Never Again", he said
Our task, with God's blessings upon our souls and the memories of the fallen in our hearts and minds, is to the ceaseless struggle to preserve human rights and dignity.
His office wouldn't even use the word 'genocide' when it comes to the Rwandan crisis.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Edmund Burke, English philosopher

But I guess we couldn't count the US as 'good men'.

But thank God for people like Paul Rusesabagina and other countless, nameless heros who did do something to stop any acts of evil. My hope is I could do the same thing if I was ever in the same situation.

A true gem

I am so glad that I tuned in to Rockstar: Inxs when I did because the show introduced me to this great song.

I'm not really a fan of Pink Floyd though I'm sure they were a great band. At least I know that their existence brought life to this song with such powerful meaning. Lines in bold are the ones that really get to me.

Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from Hell,
Blue skies from pain.
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

And did they get you to trade
Your heros for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange
A walk on part in the war
For a lead role in a cage?

How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls
Swimming in a fish bowl,
Year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have we found?
The same old fears.
Wish you were here.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Haloscan commenting and trackback have been removed

I decided to remove haloscan commenting system after I find out that after a while the comments dissappeared and the only way you can see it again is if you paid.

Anyway, blogger has a good commenting system now so I'm back to blogger.

Sorry to say that all your kind comments before this day are not visible anymore. But people don't really check on them anyway so no loss, I think.

Monday, September 26, 2005

I'm not desparate... yet

I have always been asked about the M word.
When is your turn?
When can I eat nasi minyak?

And I always have the right answer
Not my time yet
If God's willing, next week also can.

Yeah stupid answers to stupid questions. Come on, let us all admit it, they are stupid questions. If you don't have a boyfriend/girlfriend, how do you know when you're gonna get married? It's not like you can pick a partner at Spouse 'R' Us if you plan to be married next month.

I may not seem to care when I give out these stupid answers but I do wonder sometimes, do I even want to get married?

Considering marriage at the most basic positive concept, having someone to love and support you (emotionally and financially Image hosted by ) all the time, I would say yes. However, considering the lengths you have to go through to find that someone who can love and support you (emotionally and financially Image hosted by ), the headache of organizing and funding the perfect wedding (for your family members), welcoming some extra people in your family (the in-laws), and the possibility that the extra people do not adore you as much as your partner does, I think I'll pass.

Confession time: Once, I even considered the possibility of me being gay Image hosted by and I thought about it and I dug deep in the deepest recesses of my thoughts and feelings and the answer is... no, definitely not.

But I know that all my happily married friends would say, "It's worth it", and I have to agree (provided that you manage to find 'The One').

So sure I do want to be married in the future, if and when I find the right guy. In the meantime I'm happy with the way I am right now. Yes I know that's the answer that all the single people give to justify being alone but I'm not one to lie to myself and I can honestly say, take away some minor glitches like still living with my parents and being financially unsecure, I'm pretty happy.

My normal week consists of going to work, return home, watch tv if there's anything worth watching, switch on the computer, check my e-mails, blog if there's anything worth writing about, surf the net, play some computer games or solve that su doku puzzle I found on the net. When I get tired, I get ready for bed, read a book until I get sleepy and go to sleep.

My off days are a bit more interesting Image hosted by I try to wake up as late as possible but you know moms would not let you do that, try to watch as much tv as possible but there's nothing good on most of the time, try to clean the room but you know it's gonna get messed up again in a few days anyway so why bother, or try to finish the project that you started years ago but you'd rather do something else Image hosted by

If I have errands to run or people to meet I would go out. If not I would watch tv, clean the house a bit, play with the cats, or dawdle with the computer, things that I would normally do working days, with a longer duration. It's mundane and boring to most people but I enjoy it. I can truly say that I am never bored. There's always that book that I want to read, those things that I want to write about, things that I want to check out, things that I can do quietly by myself. The perfect anti-social Image hosted by

Which leads to a theory I have in mind...

Kampung Gal's Crazy Theory: I think that those people who decided to settle and marry the next person who accepted them are actually bored.

I'm serious here. They have it all, a great job, good bunch of friends, a house, a car, and great health. Their free time consists of calling up friends who would want to spent time with them, if no one's available they go to malls and movies alone, or just stay home and do nothing. One day, a friend/family introduced someone to them. He/she is nice, but there's no fireworks, no chemistry, they know he/she is not the one. But they surrendered to the calling and he/she seems to be willing so you get married. They have a nice marriage, have a nice kid, life is just as 'they' say it would be. Suddenly 'The One' appears and they crumbled, their life goes haywire and before you know it, they just destroyed the lives of two people (or more depending on how many kids they got).

But there are those few who did get that perfect marriage despite not being deeply in love in the beginning and to them I'd say, "I'm really happy for you". I wish I can have that but I'm not willing to take the risk. I'm content with the way it is and I'm not going to do anything drastic to change that like signing up for FriendFinder, Dateclub, mateclub, whateverclub, speed dating or something like that.

Well... not yet anyway.

Somebody better shoot me before I signed up to one of those clubs...

Monday, September 19, 2005

I'm only here for the food

Last week my company held the annual dinner. For someone who only worked here for 2 months, there's nothing much, except for the food.

Annual dinners are supposedly the night when the company celebrates the staff but that night was short of any celebration. For one thing, instead of giving everyone a chance to attend by closing the store, they (the management) 'arranged' for those in the afternoon shift to 'take turns' to go to the dinner which was held in a nearby building. So each session will take about 1 1/2 hour. It will take about 20 minutes to go there and back to the store, which leaves them about 1 hour to eat and enjoy whatever the event promised. Luckily I was in the morning shift that day.

The dinner was abysmal, there was no theme, no games, no lucky draws, no outrageous antics, nothing fun about it. We get to eat, we watched a couple of movies (about the company, mind you), they gave out the awards (only staff who worked more than 2 years are eligible) and we get to eat some more (if you have the time).

The event started at 7:30 and ended at 10 sharp. Can you imagine? We didn't even get a second round at the buffet table! Not to mention those that has to go back to work, I pity them. They didn't get the chance to really sit down and enjoy the free food. And the food was actually quite nice.

The main table has roasted chicken, spaghetti, rice etc. The salad table was impressive. But the star of the night must be the dessert table. They have strawberry cheesecake, tiramisu in chocolate cups, lots of little cakes with adorable toppings, fresh fruits consisting of watermelons, papayas, dragonfruit, kiwis and strawberries! To close, we have 5 different flavors of ice cream, which are the usual chocolate, vanilla and strawberry plus corn and get this orange! They also have a variety of toppings like chocolate sauce, hazelnuts, normal nuts, and chocolate shavings.
Mmmm.... nice!

And I'm such a freak when it comes to ice cream. I can't take it straight up like that. I must have accessories. If I'm eating at home I will put whatever I can find to put on my ice cream. It could be the conventional chocolate sauce and chocolate rice, or whip up a decent banana royale if there's any bananas in the house. Fruits would be a nice addition. I like to put kiwis in my ice cream. At one time when I couldn't find anything in the house, I even sprinkled some Milo on my ice cream. I'm such a freak.

So, you can imagine how ecstatic I was seeing all the different toppings. I started with some kiwis and strawberries that I was able to dig up from the fruit platter. I asked the waiter to put 3 scoops of ice cream: chocolate, strawberry and orange, and I topped them with all the toppings offered on the table. I thought I could never finish it because I was quite full at the time. But I guess I found a new saying, forget the jello there's always room for ice cream .

There was a lot of talk among the staff after the dinner. There was the usual complains, the place was not that nice, the night was boring, the food was not much, yadayadayada. But personally, I thought it was a blast. well, considering that I was not up for any awards and I was only there for the food. However, until today I still have this nagging feeling, when will I ever get another decent meal like this for free?

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

It's down to the wire

Another post about Rockstar: Inxs.

Man, I cannot remember the last time I ever felt so passionate about a show before. I guess I just love rock music and the contestants are sooooo good.

This is the only show so far that I can agree with the final outcome. Those that go before this are the ones I don't feel sorry to see gone. Three of them are the ones that I've been rooting for from the beginning, Suzie, Mig & JD. I'm even beginning to like Marty a bit. And this time around I even thrown in a couple of votes.
I can't help it, they're just great I can't just sit and watch.

There's no doubt that they all can sing and have the talent to put out great performances (if you haven't realized yet, there is a difference between 'singing' and 'performing', especially when it comes to a rock show). So how will Inxs chose the ONE person who will be their lead singer?

Today's clinic was one-on-one time with the band. This is the chance for Inxs to see how they are personality-wise. Watching their deliberation after talking to all four of them, I can understand their predicament if they want to make a choice based on the interviews.

Marty is not one of my favourites. For one thing he looks weird. He has this pasty white skin and deep blue eyes that kind of reminds me of a vampire. He's also known as the 'Conductor Marty' because he sometimes would wave his arm around like a conductor. He's also known to scream a lot throughout his performance. After taking Inxs' advice and toning it down a bit, he actually sounded a lot better. He likes to stick to modern rock in his song choices which I think shows lack of diversity. This issue has been raised before and he said that he hopes to bring Inxs to the next level and embrace the modern rock scene if he becomes the lead singer. I find that a bit cocky and self-centered which is what Inxs mentioned in the clinic. But they call it self-confident and controlling. Another thing that I don't like about Marty is that any answers that he gave so far always sounded nice and a bit rehearsed. His answers are always diplomatic, which makes me wonder if he's really sincere or just saying what people wanted to hear.
No of times in the bottom three: 1
My favourite performances: Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd) and his original song, Trees

Mig. Mig Mig Mig. There's always talk of the 'bad guy in rock 'n roll'. Well Mig is the 'nice guy of rock 'n roll'. If Marty has all the diplomatic answers, Mig is the father of diplomacy. His very tolerant and nice to just about everyone and everything. I truly believe that there is no mean bone in that great body of his. Some of the rockers would sometimes fight over a song and so would Mig, at first, but later would relent to the other party. He's just so nice that way. This guy is so nice that when he had a chance to showcase his own song, he wrote a ballad. Mig Mig Mig... Inxs even commented that they couldn't see Inxs singing that kind of song in the future. After the one-on-one session, Inxs contemplate his personality. They admit that he's a very nice guy from the start but they need to see a little bit of edginess in him. They agreed that he does look like a rockstar but the question is, is he a rockstar? Another troubling thing about Mig is, he has never been in the bottom three, so Inxs (and the public) has never heard him sing Inxs songs. After all, it is about the band. He may be good at singing rock songs (and ballads), but can he take on Inxs?
No. of times in the bottom three: nil
My favourite performances: hmm.... do I have a favourite? All his performances have always been nice but strangely I cannot recall any one of them. I do remember him doing Baby, I Love Your Way (Peter Frampton) which was... nice, and got him an encore but I hate the song, so... I don't know.

Suzie. Sweet little Suzie may not be so sweet after all. Apart from her sweet demeanor she's also known for drinking beer from JD's toes and taking a bite out of a butt-cake. But she does have the strongest voice out of the whole bunch, which Inxs noticed. She also has the knack to give emotionally charged performances everytime. In one of the clinics, the contestants have to record a new Inxs single and she nailed it the first time. However, she has also been in the bottom three more times than any other contestants. But here she is, the only female rocker left to continue the fight. Inxs has a great respect for her and I think it's kind of cute when Kirk (or was it Tim?) stood up when Suzie walked in for her interview. She crumbled in the interview process. She fumbled over her words and at times draw a blank. She admitted that she cannot handle stress very well, which may not be good because she needs to handle the press if she wins this thing. She still got my votes anyway.
No. of times in the bottom three: 5
My favourite performances: Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen), Bring It Home to Me (Sam Cooke) and the first time she sang Never Tear Us Apart (Inxs)

JD. One thing's for sure, he's one very arrogant dude and very controversial. He's like the antithesis of Mig. However he is also the most focused. There is no doubt that he wants this job badly. Watching his emotions thorughout the show is like riding a roller coaster. He's very adamant on winning this thing and yet bumped out at some of the challenges thrown at him. At one stage, the rockers were divided into 2 groups and they were asked to write the melody and lyrics to a new music that Inxs wrote. The one who wrote the best song will be rewarded. They were some creative disputes in JD's group and he finally refused to be any part of the presentation to Inxs. "That's not being in a band," Jordis said. "We're not in a band, we're competing to be in a band," he replied. Jordis was right however. After assessing both groups Dave and Andrew revealed that they were not actually evaluating the song, but how they work as a group and so JD's group lost. Dave was curious about JD's version and asked him to perform it anyway. His version ended being the best of the three presented that day. In another clinic, they were supposed to record the new single with Inxs, everyone else was practising but JD took a nap so you might guessed it, he gave the worst recording session among the five.
He look like a tough nut to crack but there are always moments when he shows the other side of JD. Once, when he was performing We Are the Champions, he saw his sister in the audience whom he haven't seen for a year, and he cracked. He almost cried and he did when he went down to give his sister a hug. Can you imagine, you were singing...
We are the champions my friend
We'll keep on fighting till the end
We are the champions
No time for losers
and then you cried....
On the other hand, he's the most creative in both performing and songwriting. He always makes a point to make all the cover songs different. He rearranged California Dreamin' (The Mamas and the Papas), Hand in My Pocket (Alanis Morisette) and Come As You Are (Nirvana), and they all turned out great. His original Pretty Vegas has been performed three times, and you can see Inxs singing along and nodding their heads to the beat. It's not impossible to see this song featured on the new Inxs album if he wins. In addition, he sings Inxs songs really well. Take away his cockiness and arrogance he would be perfect for Inxs. He got my votes too.
No. of times in the bottom three: 2
My favourite performance: True to my theory that he's the antithesis of Mig, I like most of his performances: California Dreamin', Come As You Are, Money (Pink Floyd), and his original song Pretty Vegas, all three times that he get to sing it.

So, with Marty's great visions and sudden show of control, Suzie's great voice and lack of confidence, Mig's nice guy attitude, and JD's creative flair and cockiness, who will you pick to lead your band?

Apart from the great performances and drama in the show, I also get to relive some great songs that I forgot I liked (don't ask how). After watching the show I will always discover a few songs that I should have downloaded so long ago. From the show itself I was inspired to download....
  • REM's Everybody Hurts
  • Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Radiohead's Creep
  • Stone Temple Pilots' Interstate Love Song
  • Even though I never heard any Pink Floyd before (accept for The Wall) Marty got me interested in Wish You Were Here
In addition I also downloaded some of the rockers' performances like...
  • Suzie's By My Side, Never Tear Us Apart and Bring it Home to Me
  • Marty's Trees and Wish You Were Here
  • and JD's Pretty Vegas
Tomorrow is the final elimination and next week would be the finale where three rockers would get to sing some new Inxs songs. Should be a blast. But the finale also means the end of the show, where am I suppose to get my musical inspiration after that?

One thing's for sure, I'm gonna be so bored after this.

Saturday, September 10, 2005


The reason why I haven't updated my blog for quite some time is this...
I picked it up from Payless. I recalled watching the movie though I didn't recall being impressed by it. However, the declaration that it was the "Best book of the year" by Entertainment Weekly compelled me to buy it. It was only RM15 anyway. It did turn out to be quite an interesting read. I'm even prepared to say that it was 'unputdownable', if there is such a word.

I have always been interested with courtroom drama. Law & Order is one of my favourite shows and I wish someone could bring it back to Malaysia. They can even show the reruns, I won't care. I love court movies like JFK, Primal Fear, 12 Angry Men and Ghosts of Mississipi. But yet I never read much of courtroom drama books.

I did pick up One L by Scott Turow once upon a time. The book is about his experience studying at Harvard Law School, one of the best law school in the world. It was a great read and at the same time killed my insanely outrageous dream of becoming a lawyer. Just reading what they have to go through made me cringe and the book only covered the first year, which most people say is the toughest year of law school. The amount of reading they have to go through, the stuff they have to remember, papers to prepare, Q&A sessions in the classrooms, I think I'll pass. Everytime the mere thought of rekindling the dream surfaces, I would just think 'One L' and I will regain my sanity.

Enough of that, let's get back to A Civil Action. The book is about a real civil case in Boston back in 1980s. 13 families sued two major companies for polluting their drinking water and causing the high occurance of leukemia cases in their town whereby 8 children died. Kind of like Erin Brockovich without the 1 million bonus at the end.

One of the defendants, Beatrice Foods, got off while the other, W.R Grace ended up paying 8 million dollars as a settlement. Schlictmann spent so much money to pull this case together that he ended up bancrupt even after getting his share of the settlement. And worst of all the families didn't get any of the companies to admit their mistake and clean up the water.

He was a bit outrageous in his expenditures. Can you imagine paying an expert US200 per hour for consultation fees? One of the doctors even get US100 per hour as a discount sleeping rate i.e. he gets US200 when he's awake and US100 when he sleeps. Schlictmann would place these experts in 5-star hotels everytime they come into town. When questioned by his partner, he would just say, "They're worth it".

But Schlictmann did have a case against the companies. However, he was over-confident and got too cocky in the middle of the trial that he loose focus. I also blame the judge for making bad calls throughout the entire case.

Right after I finished the book, I watched the movie again and the first lines were...

It's like this. A dead plaintiff is rarely worth more than a living severely maimed plaintiff. However, if it's a long slow agonizing death as opposed to a quick drowning or car wreck, the value can rise considerably. A dead adult in his 20s is generally worth less than one who is middle aged. A dead woman less than a dead man. A single adult less than one who's married. Black less than white. Poor less than rich. The perfect victim is a white male professional, 40 years old, at the height of his earning power, struck down at his prime. And the most imperfect, well in the calculus of personal injury law, a dead child is worth the least of all.

I think it's kind of funny that they made this as the opening line because the part that struck me the most was the part when the author tried the explain the value of a life. Harr was not as eloquent as the writer of the movie but he basically mentioned that the bread winner of a family would have a higher value than one who's not like a child for example.

Yes, it may sound shocking but if you think carefully, it is the truth. Kind of makes you think the next time you hear, "Save the women and children first!" Is it because they have compassion for the women and children because they are generally weaker or is it because they don't worth much dead?

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Sorry for the inconvenience

I know I haven't update my photoblog for a long while now but recently I find it quite shocking that the number of visits has shoot up to 2000+.

I hope that they are all new visitors because if it's not that means some people have been clicking on it expecting to find something new. Sorry! Nothing new since... *gasp* March.

Very sorry if I caused you any inconvenience. I hope you realize that I'm very kampung when it comes to technology so I'm still using the old camera, you know, the kind that uses film. So I have to send it for developing, I have to scan it first, only then can I put it up.

I've been wanting to put more photos but I just can't allocate the time to do it. I got an idea of what to put up already. I was thinking of posting photos from my travelling days in US. I got a lot of those...

So, don't fret. And don't bother clicking on the link now if you have done so in the past *gasp* FIVE months. (Damn... is it that long already? I'm so bad...) I promise I will tell you when I put up some new photos.