Totus tuus ego sum, et omnia mea tua sunt.




Monday, July 28, 2014

Nasara




"there is nothing to give them but the sword”
-ISIS

Everything is crossed out.
Jonah swallowed again by dust.
No words, or too many, swirl
through the cracks of Mosul.

Yet one stays on freshly stained
walls, on foreheads and backs,
hanging by a noose or thread.
There is nothing to say but this.

One word, which can recall
many emptinesses, is for those
with no ground, no standing,
ground upon which to stand.

Hao Guang at SingPoWriMo


Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Known Universe



This is video portrays the awe-inspiring beauty, variety anf vastness of the universe. It makes one's imagination soar...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

And Jeremy Paxman has retired!

Another legend...



This one where he pesters Michael Howard to answer the question, has become legendary:



Hehe:



And Boris gets the Michael Howard treatment:



Boris and he get along very well though. Here's one of Paxman's last interviews:


Tony Benn

I only just discovered that Tony Benn, veteran MP, orator, writer and stalwart of leftist politics in the UK, had passed away some months ago.






Anthony Neil Wedgwood "Tony" Benn 
1925 – 2014



Sunday, July 20, 2014

Horrifying :(




This is the picture today that I can’t stop thinking about.
This is the face of a mother who just saw her daughter’s name on the list of passengers on the Malaysian plane that was shot down.
My heart goes out to her.

I have no idea how, or even if, I would be able to go on with my life if someone in my family was killed in a plane crash. The thought just scares the hell out of me. 

Several years ago I spoke to a woman whose husband was killed in plane crash.
I asked her if “time heals.”
I’ll never forget her answer.
She said time doesn’t heal.
She said time “numbs” you.

Unfortunately we are going to see so many of these pictures in the coming days. Each one a gut wrenching story of loss.

And whether time “heals” and/or “numbs”, I hope all of victim's families are somehow able to deal with their loss.
I hope all of them are somehow able to deal with their heartbreak.
And most importantly I hope all of them are somehow able to “Stay Strong.”

Picture courtesy: Edgar Su/Reuters


It really is a horrifying thought. Makes the idea of family members constantly travelling even less palatable to me.

I hope these families pull through.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I'm a fan

Lionel Messi is really remarkable:






And he displays sportsmanship too.



I don't like the idea that it's just instinctive (like a dog). It takes a choice to be a good sportsman.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Saturday, June 21, 2014

How did English evolve



A topic I'm always interested in! Want to learn more.

English accents



Really good!
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