28.10.15

Life is too short

Here are the things I ought to remember and keep on going with for the rest of my life:


1) Read books.

NOT pdfs, ebooks, LCD screens, plasma screens, holograms, gamma rays etc. Real books. Printed books. Books I can fold the ends with. Books I can mark with my bookmark. Can't I love to read books? What is so wrong about wanting real physical books you can actually hold up and read while you're lying on your back? The most injury it could cause is just some busted lips.

2) Walk to my destinations

What is wrong about walking to where you want to go? Walking from my own department to the faculty's dean's office? Walking to the nearby grocery store? Walking to the train station? Tiring? Why should I be tired? I don't even exercise much. At least I could enjoy the view while I commute and not constantly rushing from one point to another. I mean...if you're afraid to be late, wake up early...right? Public transportation isn't always the blame for being late. You just catch them at the wrong time. Most of the time. Pfft.

3) Stop looking at my phone every minute

Why am I constantly looking at my phone? Sometimes I don't even have any emails or notes or notifications to read and I always manage to find something to waste my time on. Why can't I enjoy waiting for the train to reach my destination without having my eyes glued to my phone? Why can't I just cross the road without checking out Lana Del Rey's Instagram? It isn't that important. Are the photos of her shooting bazookas worth getting knocked down by a trailer while crossing the road. Hell no.

4) Read books. Not pictures.

Although pictures are worth a thousand words. Let's read words for a change. They tend to have more gist than photos. Can the photo of Justin Bieber kissing Barack Obama conclusively state that they are in a relationship? No. So let's just stop looking at photos and start reading.

5) Pick up a hobby that doesn't require you to lie down at one location without moving.

I wanna play skateboard. So why didn't I? Cause I was too absorbed 'watching' people skate on TV. Why can't I just do it myself? Right?


In the overly convenient world these days, we forget the finer things in life and the finer way of doing things cause we're always rushing for the things that reward us with short-lived satisfaction. Rather than downloading MP3s, why don't we make mixtapes? Rather than take any free rides available, why won't we walk? Or cycle? Or skate? We can do it if we want to...I think. Cause, life is too short.Why can't we want to enjoy every second of it by being aware of everything around us and relish in it?


NOTE: 
Less than 5 hours from writing this post, I was locked out of my lab with no money, bag or phone in my hand.... "(ToT)"

12.10.15

Purpose

Moday blues...Take 1.

I couldn't have picked a better day than Monday to discuss my dilemma when it comes to my own purpose in writing.

I do not write for female empowerment.

I do not write to advocate for world peace.

I do not write to beg for attention.

I do not write on the benefits of vegan diet.

Or yoga.

Or post gazillions of oh-so-beautiful photos of my fictional travels across the face of Mother Earth.

Or DIY facial scrubs.

I do not write to chronicle my life every few hours.

And I certainly do not write cause my daddy wrote.

It's a thing I just do naturally. Almost like breathing. Or reading signs. Or even teeth-grinding (Yes....I unconsciously do that.)

What's the purpose in my writing?

I do not have any. I write...just cause.

But I can't deny the sweetest feeling of having somebody who talks back at you here. Telling me what's on your mind or bashing your thoughts. It makes me feel like my thoughts are worth a discussion. So, yeah...I kind of like a little bit of attention. But no...that's not why I write. I can't say that I hear voices and stories in my heard without this coming back to bite me in the a** later, but yes....I do hear them. More like, see them playing out in my head. The imagination just running wild like carnival fishes you caught and release into the sea. They just swim off like the Devil is their little fish-tail.

I just have to do it.

Like writing on paper isn't enough.

Like finding rhythms in my short words isn't enough.

Spaces and time aren't enough to accommodate the constant visions in my head. Sometimes, I'm too afraid to read storybooks or fiction for fear of my own imagination. Tragic endings could sit with me for days and years perhaps.

Writing soothes me. And I hate the cliche sentence: I write cause it's the only way I can express myself.

That isn't true for me. I express myself in so many ways and writing is just one of it that I can safely say...I pass with flying monochrome colors. I write music. I play the guitar. I sing (shower heads and soap bars are my biggest fans). I attempt maths and pretend I'm good at them. Those are expressions.

What I'm trying to say is that....purposes do not always reveal themselves just because you say so. Example:

<br />
<blockquote>
I am a 19 year old serious vegan who loves travelling and cycling.</blockquote>
And it totally means you write and post everything about just that.

What if you just write? And never want to stop writing cause your brain wants you to just keep writing and documenting your snarky remarks and discuss every single thing you do not understand?

Is it bad?

17.9.15

Purity

How is it that we're not in love with purity? That everything has to be applicable and engineered into concrete.

Isn't there consideration for the pure form of knowledge? Pity that there would be no encouragement for the endless 'why' or 'how'. To critic our own government is to be called ungrateful. But to sit quietly and adapt to your wit's end is foolish. 

Purity of number and systems. 

Purity of chemistry and elements.

Purity of poetry and literature. 

And application just so derivative that it hurts the mind that is dying to have its questions answered but only told when and where the knowledge would work the most. 

Aren't we selfish? For stealing the beauty of purity from our future. I, one, want my mind to embrace it. And teach what possible future I could have.



How is that not love?

16.9.15

Sideways

Love is passion that simmers or explodes. Both create whirlwind of tastes. But the one that simmers long enough gets you the most. The impatience...and the best of all, when you look sideways; it's a hope that they would do the same when they're not looking.


11.9.15

F.R.I.E.N.D.S

The abiding laws of attraction and loyalty always demand sacrifices. Of preferences. Of comfort. Of safety. Of constance. But when overcame....it's so precious that being called man and wife could only be fun and happy with it.

Calling each other names and getting over it...apologizing for the wrong things you do...'We just want to be together forever'

I've never missed my classroom more...

Let's stay together...forever


5.9.15

Joyride

Because sitting in one place isn't in our nature with our two legs. So we walk, ride and run. The fearlessness that came from tracking new roads or walking down the roads made by others for the first time makes you wonder if the soil in your feet and the sky on you head will remember you the next time you come back.

God, set me free....when You let us roam...give me the eternal freedom from worry...from fear...and from doubts.

Nothing feels more wonderful than distances that promise the unknown, the strange and the wonderful


4.9.15

Divine

Divine
were smiles
at the corridors

Divine
is not to look this way
when you go that way

Divine
how wrong is right
but right isn't that wrong

Divine
could you have read my mine
that isn't mine

Divine,
when you can walk away
and I can walk away

Divine
when we're again
sitting in class that won' remember us

Divine
when I touch the desk
And still feel your name...


7.6.15

Sometimes....

Where you chained words, 
the ink still stained
Where you kept the songs
I closed all windows to trap it
Capture all, so you'll stay for longer

Sometimes I forget
that time will take you with it
Sometimes I forget 
that we'll leave some day
Sometimes I forget
you're tired and lonely
Sometimes I forget
you may not answer if I call

And sometimes,
I think of you so often 
that every engine that dies,
is you coming home 
and every door closed
is you falling asleep
that every Friday
is me running to you
and we play again together,
like we used to...

Every footsteps is your serenade
and your every refuge is our secret
how we're best friends forever
how we'll always....always
laugh at midnight...and see each other 
to start it all over

30.5.15

Game

I'll be back soon. 

And so, the sun long gone. Stars were walking the sky and the half moon wasn't exactly ready for the mid of April clear coast. Rain won't be coming down anytime soon. I would know. I hated the smell.

 I'll be back soon. 

 The tea sagged and became acidic. Sugarless and without sweetness. Consciousness of the reflection looking back, my visions were of people occasionally passing by outside the glass despite being more than 40 feet far from it. Trust of what to feel. And trust of what to come. The anxiousness is the constant breath on my neck, fear for not feeling any wreck of nerves while waiting. I wasn't internally cursing. I wasn't externally wagging my foot out of habit. Still as a statue was I anticipating a familiar vision of someone entering the door. Would I like being left to my own convenience while waiting for someone to give me the answer I want but when inquired, I wouldn't know any better? I don't. I do not like facing indecisiveness while I am no better at making decisions. Fear for disagreement. Fear for complications. But my penchant for over-dramatizing and over-complicating things made me do that things I did.

Was I ever going to stop waiting? I do not know. Will I ever make somebody wait for me? A few numbers may make it to the list. I am not perfect. But this is imperative. Tasting sugar on your fingers and hoping the sweetness would get to your lips...I can't quite figure out what I would finally say when he's here.

How are you? Have you eaten? How's work? There are so many things that could be said. But none of them were right.

The over-used reason for saying goodbye was the resignation that there was something wrong with you and he might be better off without you. But that was a big lie.

We don't suit each other. We're not for each other.

Millions of reasons. When it goes down to that, I was wrong. I was the one who's wrong for not understanding that I am not the same anymore.

He was late.

I was getting tired. I wanted to leave.

But eyes, should they see secrets in spaces that I've never seen before?

He was there. Outside. As though waiting for me to finally see him. And like the first time I saw him, he didn't exactly smile but he smiled all the same. I couldn't rearrange my face or my eyes...though I didn't need to. I've waited to say it. I can wait a minute more. For him to come in, sit in front of me and talk.

But he stood where he was. So near but so far. And I saw him say what I wanted to say.

Goodbye.

It hurts.

It really hurts.

And he won.

He said it first.


17.5.15

Frail

Of mothers, sisters and daughters...woe come to the cities of fragility. As they throw stones to the Devil and turn away in all good faith. Mosques of refuge, flooring fears and tears with millions worth of time,'

2.2.15

Cinta




Cinta by Azalea

An acoustic demo. Enjoy...

31.1.15

Holding the violin

Holding the violin is one of the most important aspect of playing the violin. You'll hear your teacher forever telling you how to hold it while pushing and lifting all the right limbs for you. Some often get so into playing the violin that they kind of shift into the inaccurate position that could be deteriorating for your limbs and muscles in the future. If not that, you may not be able to reach your full potential because of the wrong way of holding the violin.

I've scoured the whole YouTube and websites that could explain to me how to hold the violin properly, comfortably and not hinder the movement for proper and optimal playing. Almost none could help me understand and clink my logic until I found these 2 videos. The explanation is with good reasoning and with great clarity. It helps me to fully utilize my shoulder rest, maintain good posture and Thank God, I finally got rid of suffering the pain at my jaw bones and stop doubting the compatibility of my chin rest with my....chin. If that makes sense. Here's one by Yehudi Menuhin, a great violinist who's very immaculate in teaching violin techniques:



And also this lady,



The science behind it, is that, you don't actually hold the violin by the neck or rest the violin on the loop between your thumb and fore-finger. The violin could be held solely by the relaxed hold made by your shoulder and chin. This is where you should start finding the comfortable and compatible height of your shoulder rest, if you're using one. I'm using the shoulder rest and due to the distance between my shoulder and chin, I had to readjust the height of the shoulder rest. Now...I understand the logic.

Resting the violin onto your hand will hinder alot of movements since you'll be using it to not only play the notes, but to also control it from falling off your shoulders. So, let your shoulder do the work, which makes investment in shoulder rests even more logical.

Have a try and tell me how you're doing. Questions are welcome if you don't mind a good discussion.

^.^

30.1.15

Inspiration

Learning something new is not easy but there is a reason why the Higher Power doesn't create us to live on our own. Inspiration is everywhere people!!

Learning is always associated with an age gap so small that it doesn't represent the bigger part of life. From 'toddler-hood' (if that's even term) to teenage years. Although professionality is best festered up at that age gap, we should remember that, the world is bigger than high school proms and graduations, much crueler than school bullies and brown-nosing  high-flyers...and if you're not careful....much more boring than you expect it to be. And it's all because you don't know where to start.

Inspiration is not easy to find, and when you're an art-inclined person, you'll know what sort of quirkiness it could conjure. What situation and setting to help you get the 'juice' flowing differs from another person's muse.

I could only think when I start to do something. People think that I mess up all the time and are sometimes absent-minded about things when actually...I'm just getting started. I gave up planning things too meticulously since they are rigid and sometimes, cause me to be dependent on something I can't control. Planning is good....but I learn to make room for myself to try to think slowly as I go along with my work; which is a hard thing to do with my paranoid brain darting to just about every other possibilities of failure. It helps when I have an 'example' or an inspiration to remind myself not to be too serious about it.

Being a student that delves into the art of uncertainties and the science of make-do, I have learned to just accept that failures are inevitable. And that I shouldn't expect myself to be know and be ready for everything. I am, after all....not a 4 flat student. With that, I should work harder and perhaps...learn to play just as much. The first terror I encountered with my analysis was just 2 days ago when I try to centrifuge my samples and end up jamming the Megafuge and give off an aftershock of richter scale 3 over the whole rows of table in the lab. I thought I was going to get a heart attack. I screwed up 8 samples and had to start over but not before cleaning up everything after 2 guys helped me pull out 3 jammed tube caps with plyers. It was that horrible. That incident was not a secret...that much...I can tell.

But I couldn't escape using the equipment so, I man up and try again after much apologizing and trembling in fear for any outbursts from the lab manager. I never liked being scolded at and is usually more than eager to just disappear into the background than watch somebody scolding me for something. But just because I want to run off, doesn't mean I will. I'm too slow for that and thank God...I have deep guilty conscience when I know I'm at the wrong. I admit. Then I try. And I conquer. Like a boss.

The mantra I got myself thinking was just these:

Big Bang Theory
CSI NY
Bones

Maybe for the fact that, when I screw up, I get very scared and needed something funny. Sheldon Cooper seemed to be just the right amount of funny. When I write my paper, I had CSI NY on mute at the tv while I absorb their seriousness and channel them to my seemingly endless review paper. Bones....simply make me wanna be smart cause I could relate to Temperance Brennan...alot. So, scientifically....these series are what I adore when I need the vibe for my work. I even had Harvey Spectre's dialogues pasted over my office wall just to kick me in the head when I'm feeling helpless. I just couldn't find me a decent poster.


Teaching myself so many things, I appreciate many people who are willing and are in love in spreading their passion. Musically speaking, I couldn't find a more comforting example of great music and inspiration than The Corrs. Taylor Swift or Lorde couldn't beat them even if they have 20 more years in with their music career. With this very digital world, I appreciate the wholesome and richness of their music...they signify the importance of taking your time to achieve perfection...not to feed consumerism. It's awesome who in those days, what they wear didn't take over their whole career and it was all about the music and the appreciation for humanity. When I listen to them, it's like I listen to Maher Zain and Raihan...there's comfort in their music that I want to have and make. So, learning to play the violin doesn't feel like a big pain in the ass anymore.

Of starting late and doing things from scratch....tell yourself to find an inspiration...something that comforts you and gives you great pleasure. Something you want to be like and it gives you all the epiphanies you need and the profound truth in your work.

Cause in the end....what you love don't mean a thing. It's what you work hard for that matters...since it's something you don't have but you strive hard to own and keep. Like this hero that has become my inspiration

Man with the violin

24.1.15

Tuning and scaling the violin

The first time I played the violin, it was awkward, tiring and I got basically fed-up with the awkward posture and I think my jaw rest didn't fit me. And it definitely had nothing to do with me being taller than my very Russian violin teacher. But I thought I wasn't made out for it and the fees were sky-high since it was an established music school. Doing piano and violin at the same time meant having my dad's wallet being 2 times lighter each month. So I stopped. Both, ultimately. Took it back again when I thought I had the time with another teacher, but dropped it again because moolah is the problem.

But from all the brief formal lessons that I'm forever thankful for, I understand scaling and started to learn on my own seriously, at the last few months last year. And from all of those classes, I learn that:

1) Your violin never sound the same each time you open the case for each new sessions

AND

2) When you play by ear like me on your own with not enough training yet, you're more than likely to notice the difference just as you play your scales

Yes.

Scales, is the most important thing when you play the piano cause it's one of the major warm up other than arpeggios, chromatics and broken-chords. I sucked at the aural test and my ears weren't sensitive, so, my piano exams always had me flunking aural. But with violin, I can feel my sense of notes starting to establish themselves. It's plain obvious when you play the one instrument that has no indicator of notation on its physiology other than the different strings.

With scales, you can establish the sound on one string and be able to work out the sounds on other strings. For me, this is like MAGIC. The science behind the change in amplitude caused by just shortening or lengthening the vibrating strings or loosening or tightening them.

But, it you're a real newbie, I recommend having an application for violin tuning downloaded where you can have it at your convenience. Digital ones can be costly and I definitely don't know how to use the fork tuner. But, let's put your phone to real good use. There are a few free ones with great features like metronome; which I find useful.

Look forward to tuning your violin everyday because it helps you to develop the ear for the notes. It'll come in handy for sight-reading if you ever want to take formal lessons in future.

Self-teaching yourself how to play the violin is nothing to be embarrassed about other than the screeching sound you make that would probably have your neighbors spurting their coffee.... (^.^)  Just find a suitable room for yourself, close the door and start tuning and scaling your way into the efficiency of playing the right notes. It takes alot of practice and you'll get the hang of it.

Are you a self-taught violinist? Do tell me your experience!

"(>0<)"

Magnificent

The most beautiful things in life are something that couldn't possibly be obtained easily. The pain is the gain. And the fleeting moment is the most treasured notion about beauty. There are not eternal, but with memories, they only become more beautiful.

I have come to experience that moment again yesterday; Friday. And it becomes more satisfying and filled with happiness because, it was at the dawn of my most favorite day, that I have accomplished the one thing that I swear to be done with; my review paper. Though, it could be a mass of info that clutters aimlessly in 52 pages; minus the reference list, I was so happy that I woke up in the same position I slept in earlier that past midnight. 

The happiness was so youthful it felt like I was embraced and pulled back into time where I dreamed of possibilities in empty classrooms on Friday afternoons. When the sun was its highest, it was weird how people rarely notice the beauty in it and always seek for its rising and setting. When it was there, at the time where it was nearest to the life....I thought it was at its most magnificent. It was like....falling in love. Into perfection. It felt like I've finally....felt happy sitting at the seat I was in that class 10 years ago. 

People move on and I was finally....moving on...being happy.

With just being done with something that hung over my head...a mission that I marked at my embarkment into a new solidarity of my own...building a human in me. I am finally happy. I am just sorry it took me so long....but I realized that....the pain of scouring the endless papers, mapping out my mind into an understanding and forever arranging my words that I came appreciate this moment more. 

I wish I could tell my dad that I did it...

I wish I could tell myself 10 years ago not to avoid the difficulty and the pain despite being slower than others. Because...that's what will make me that happiest; to overcome a benchmark and strive for the higher level. That's how that happiness felt like to me....

How does it feel to you? What kind of thoughts does it conjure up in you? 

17.1.15

To Dearest Readers: of Interest and Pursuit of Happiness

Writing is my passion and blogging is just one of the many things that made writing so much fun for me. I've been wondering though, is there anyone out there who are following my writings here?

I rarely write about products of some sort, and if I do, it's because whatever that thing is, it served its purpose well. From fitness, to laptops....from interest to work...I wrote alot of things over the years and never bothered finding out if it did more damage on people than good. Hopefully, it helps people more than I expect it would.... (>.<)

For 2015, I am eager to find a new direction of writing and it involves the exploration of interests; mainly my undying love to write music and analogue photography. I found that when I write and log my interests here, I have a goal of what I want to achieve and not be self-absorbed by just thinking and not acting out.

Currently, I am self-teaching myself violin and fortunately, I have some brief coaching on the basics before stopping a few years back due to lack of time to practice. But now, I'm back and screeching it away into oblivion. As for film photography is concern, I love to be able to snap shots using film and hold them in my hands to be processed. The first thing I did was buy a very affordable 35mm film toy camera over the online shop. 

With the years that had gone by and everything that had happened in 2014, I found an epiphany so clear that I want to live doing something I am proud of....and not just something I love. So, it's like picking up all the lost dreams in lifetime before and deciding to lay them out in front of me. From there, I get the inspiration of not pausing to think too much and get lost in my own labyrinth of mind. Just do what you're set out to do so that when you pause for a moment of realization at the pantry, or while walking down the streets, or even while riding a bus...you're doing what you would want to be caught dead doing.

"(>0<)"

I'm not challenging myself because I know I'm not someone who gets off by being challenged. I get better when I'm doing things at my own driven course....meaning...something has to have a purpose for me to want to do it.

So...do what you want to do and when you want to do it. Forcing yourself may not work...and if it doesn't, take my advice and do it without thinking to much...because I think, most of us suffer from over-thinking and over-analyzing, thus being too hard on ourselves.

Tell me, what do you think of doing this year. No...wait. What are you going to do after this?

Man....I thinking of that beautiful lipstick Mai Billsbepaid of 'The Balm'!!!! I wanna it and I'm gonna get it.

When you find your dream...give me a holler!
Who knows, we could be sharing the same goal   :3




16.1.15

Blue Afternoon




Blue Afternoon

Emoticons

Remeber the times we spent trying to make state-of-the-art, mind-blowing text messenges and emoticons? Well people...I'm the hard-core fan of it.

What's not to love? In fact, I'm writing this from my phone!
ヽ(´ー`)ノ

With the widespread of smartphones, emojis are more common and they are really not the same. (@o@)

Emoticons are not to be mistaken with emojis. Emoticons are made using unicode type-sets (I think) while emojis are very elaborate colored miniature of pictures. In other words, emoticons are elaborate typesets while emojis are clip arts.

It is one of the joys of texting and messaging since the invention of short-messenging-system/SMS/texting. We used to save prettily made up emoticons and use it over and over again while texting. From simple ones of the horizontal smiley like this :) ...hard-core texters brought it to the next level with these (☆^O^☆) and this (人´∀`*).
They become so elaborated that it has become a language of its own. The history of its development had seen the creativity bloomed into making objects like buildings or greeting cards with the unisans typecodes. I used to wait receiving them from friends, classmates and loved ones.

Maybe texting kind of grew old and gave way for emojis, but emoticons still reserve the personal touch of effort even it is just a shared and chained info sent from one phone to another just as available as emojis.

With the development of the private messaging applications taking over texting, people prefer stickers over emoticons and that is understandable since they are free, and much more attractive. Emojis had started taking over since polyphonic colored phones started to get into the market. Since then, emoticons development and spreading dwindled a little. But emoticon fans aren't really gone yet and they are still around scouring app store to find them.

They are cute and I couldn't not feel like smiling when I see them...what's not love other than it's 'organic' nature and originality?

But many voracious Whatsapp users seem to be spewing dissatisfaction on many developers who promote their emoticon app as seemingly emojis and sometimes, things get pretty harsh. I decided to take it into my hands to inform that emoticons are NOT emojis. Please don't hate or be angry at the misconceptions on these terms.

They are different and give it a try again if you like. It's fun. Want to make some yourself? Maybe you'll have to start discover alternate symbols and type that imagination onto your next text.

Do text me! (^_−)☆

12.1.15

Je Suis Muslim

Reading the news on what had occured in Paris makes me think how the world goes round and round.

I am saddened by the killings. I am disappointed and deeply hurt by the brash actions of the men, whom without doubt, have a more radical view on honouring Prophet Muhammad (SAW). The manslaughter was no better than the many cases of random shooting. As to find the cause of it, many had condemned the so-called jihadists as terrorist...to which, I may have agreed wholly if it wasn't for the colorful history of Charlie Hebdo in defaming ideas and beliefs.

What these terrorists did was wrong. It is hard to justify their actions based on their intentions that made killing permissible. But the discontent that turned into hate and vengeance at continuous contempt and misunderstanding cannot be overlooked.

There is nothing satirical about journalism. There is nothing exceptional and there is no area of neutrality in writing since writing and publishing something for the world to read and understand comes with great responsibility. Journalism had always thrive for the truth and democracy in opinions and voicing out thoughts. But using journalism as a mode to mock, hurt and dishonour others' beliefs is obnoxious and alike to bullying. The world has turned into highschool all over again. The freedom of is speech is not a reason to be shallow, downright offensive and childish. And in many ways, it only incites useless arguments, ignites hate and a whole new level of oppression.

Journalists should know better the power held in their pens as they raise it in the rememberance of the slain journalists of Charlie Hebdo. The pen IS mightier than the sword. And in this case, the victims of the shooting had experienced it first hand so unexpectedly that I couldn't think of the worse way of dying. That is how mighty your pens, keyboards and pencils are; so powerful that it makes every other person blinded by rage to be grabbing any weapons to 'erase' what you've said. This isn't just about being a Muslim and believing in Islam only. It's also for the many beliefs and causes that had been defamed along the way. And there are other Charlie Hebdos in the world.

"Terlajak perahu, boleh diundur,
         Terlajak kata, buruk padahnya,"

- You can over-run your boat into the water and pull it back
         But you can't run your mouth around and expect to be able to take it back that easily-

At least, that's how we Malays say it. Do not expect to throw stones at somebody and they won't fight back. I disagree to manslaughter of any kind. I am sure the journalists that died are of importance to somebody in the world and they are not unloved. The only thing I am sorry about was not being able to do something about this without discrediting my beliefs; an eye...for an eye. Though the words published by Charlie Hebdo are in no way a weapon, but it feeds the hidden anger of so many people and I am so sorry to see that, the slingshot shoots hard...literally. And in this case, it involves innocent people who had done nothing but live their lives unaware of the extent of mental turmoil that drives certain individuals into insanity.

This is my opinion. There's nothing satirical about it. But this is my appreciation for the freedom of speech.

Condolences to the families of the victims in the Charlie Hebdo shooting.

Childish


When the world revolves around believing only what we see, it is an irony how many scientific discoveries could make sense. Though, narrowness and shallowness of minds make up an ocean of so-called ignorant beings, it couldn't be helped that as we walk ahead, we seem to forget to look at ourselves if we zipped up out flyers.

The differences between star-gazers and astronomers couldn't be accurately explained. The more I learn of the complexity of knowledge, the more I believe in the higher power. How some things take time to be understood, to be digested and to be assimilated into my own consciousness. It wasn't all about making new discoveries and being immortalized into history. But the world seemed to enamored with quantifying, with calculating and hastily generating just about anything so fast, that the truth seemingly adjustable within the palm of our hands. Now, sadly, discoveries are as staple as trending topics virtually.

I do not mind the accusatory looks of rigidity or shallow-mindedness or being at the wrong...What I find vulgar is the conceitedness of the advanced young minds that duel ideas and would not stop berating others just to exert righteousness. I am old-fashioned when I say I refuse to converse scientific knowledge with the sole purpose to killing someone's idea. In time.....couldn't you be more wrong just as the people before you?

Advancement change us...and we feed off it like a thirsty man being given water. It didn't matter if the water had high arsenic or nitrate content....because it's water. We're always drinking even when we don't have to. Not everything born out of our fascination for convenience is good for us, I think. But to hold back and give myself the time to think causes snickers from fast-moving minds.

Will you be accompanying me in my grave? 

When we all starve of attention and approval...

Perhaps in our dying moments too, we would want to argue with God just so we'll be told that we're right.

How childish can we be?

How childish can I be?

10.1.15

I'm alright


Azalea

At the streets





Eli

3.1.15

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