Monday, July 27, 2009

Salad Porn

Willing To Survive

Making do, making friends, making life possible!

Empire of the Sun portrays patriotic kamikaze pilots who willingly die for their country. On a sombre note, I'm reminded of Jakarta bombings...

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

One By One


One by One from nau.com/collective/

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Reach!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009


Love yourself, for who and what you are; protect your dream and develop your talent to the fullest extent.

~ Joan Benoit Samuelson (Retired American marathon runner)

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Thoughts, Thinks and Wells

As some might have noticed, haven't been blogging much. Been consumed by work, holidaying and inner thoughts. Let's see, where to begin...

H1N1 - the bugger-oops, bug that's here to stay. Giving hell and hot water at work too! Guess on the whole, it's good to be stretched... Though the adrenaline is starting to wear off.

France - Beautiful country with awesome/soothing/inspiring/beholding sights! Charming wedding, cathedrals (how many crucifixes can one see), cafes on the sidewalk, chilly-yet-sunny weather, crepes au nutella, cruise along the Seine, countryside car-cruising, crumbly pastries, cheese-geese-feast, chokeful with museums that overwhelm... And what really struck were the homeless and beggars on the streets....

Walking the walk with Him - Victorious living certainly isn't a constant high and even seems a far cry away sometimes. Fears and discouragement do creep in, yet overcome they eventually are too! Of late, Rev 22:12 has become a stark reminder that really should guide actions and goals. And inner struggles continue...

Tonight's message summarised: HOPE.

Hope in Him, hope in future, hope in present times for brighter days, hope that stirs, hope that sings, hope that cries, hope that cheers, hope that is unseen...

Simply hope.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Seeing is believing


Homeless Irishman in Spitalfields


Mother and Child in Biafra


Bangladesh


Shell Shocked Soldier

Don McCullin (1953 to present), one of the greatest war photographers, and throughout the 1960's and 1970's he covered events of global importance for the Sunday Times Magazine including the Vietnam war.

From BBC interview in 2005: "I think it made me search myself. It's nothing to do with photography. We are, as human beings, obliged to search ourselves. Are we having the lives we want? Are we doing the right things we should be doing? Are we addressing certain questions that we must address in our lives?

"I felt deeply ashamed because I've always prided myself on being the man who cares, the man whose timing was right, the man who sought consent. I didn't do it that day. Everything was happening fast and I responded in the wrong way by taking that picture. I have that picture of that woman to this day."