1. every paper was headlining the dragon king’s rally battle cry. damn, he literally had the blue print written all over him – he was wearing blue for crying out loud. talk about stating the obvious, heh. and so bla bla bla, the papers were commenting about it, suddenly *new* singaporeans were extending their stories to coincide with dragon’s visions and the list goes on. that’s pretty normal.
there was this one particular article in yesterday’s paper however deemed to more *headliner* than dragon’s speech. a wonderful article written by mr john bradley commenting on the state of tolerency between every fucking one in this world. the significance of this piece of work, though there may be thousands more around, was that it not only points out the blardy obvious, but it shows how shallow most people are.
if you look around nowadays , muslim leaders are promoting messages by putting up banners in multi language forms to inform others about the state of the religion. my stand is that if more of these messages are being put afront – though however good the intention is – it can somehow generate different reactions from the irrational public. signs like these will only provoke more of these people from the outside and will perceive muslims as a community who has done wrong and pleading for leniency. you don’t see monks or rabbis or vicars come out to the public and apologise to the public for the causes of sars/bird flu/watever epidemic thats been created or the state of the mass genocide that befalls bosnians and palestineans. have us?
we have become puppets of this media frenzy and scapegoats for any issues that affects our normal lives. the the only way to smack these irrational people to shut up is to give them the facts and stamped it onto their mouths before they blurt out how *dangerous* our community is. every community and groups has their share of own good and bad, there’s no doubt about it. it is just how relevant and argumentative the mindless accusations are that involves the other party that prevails thereafter and how the matter is faced upon.
i do admire mr bradley’s article. it’s since been long until someone blurt it out to the singapore mass media.
2. my collegue pointed out that we have a very honourable member in our former school’s alumni. yes, we are the worst amongst all the all-boys school (in rankings, bleah), but then we can proclaim that he was amongst us. only in bartley that we can learn these tricks. hurrah!
3. i think my lecturer thinks i am very negative about the economic policy of singapore. he sneered when i replied *something* and i hope he won’t fail me or worst, label me as a dr csj wannabee. i detest that, csj is like a freak although he did sound quite logical in the recent pilot and jo show (those mats at pnj really werks.)
4. now children, the next time you do your alphabets, bear in mind that v stands for vendetta. you’re gonna need it young people, since you’re gonna be one of the first generations on this land to be born on the encouragement of your big, very big boss.
good luck to ya.
Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, V For Vendetta tells the story of a mild-mannered young woman named Evey (Natalie Portman) who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked vigilante known only as “V.” Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, V ignites a revolution when he detonates two London landmarks and takes over the government-controlled airwaves, urging his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. As Evey uncovers the truth about V’s mysterious background, she also discovers the truth about herself – and emerges as his unlikely ally in the culmination of his plot to bring freedom and justice back to a society fraught with cruelty and corruption.
sounds familiar, kids? click then.