Monday, August 30, 2004

Nameless Faces; Faceless Names

Every day, every minute, every hour of your mundane life
You go through life with hundreds, if not thousands of
Nameless faces; faceless names
You see, you hear, you watch, you listen
But you remember nothing

In a blink of an eye
As you inhaled and exhaled a deep breath
You've already forgotten the people you met on the street
The boy who bumped into you on his way to school
The woman who handed you your coffee this morning

So caught up in your own little world
You remember nothing of these incidents
A world where no one but yourself exist
A fragment of your imagination
A piece of your many thoughts

But should you care about these
Nameless faces; faceless names
Since you do not remember them right from the start
And you will not remember them even after the end
So why should it matter that you’ve already forgotten?

Monday, August 23, 2004

Falling

Falling, falling
Falling into perpetual darkness
No eyes to see
No lips to scream
Hands wide open
Fingers spread to reach
But there is only nothingness
No beginning and no end
Where do you go from here
Where can you go
Where do your feet take you
When all you see is darkness
Falling, falling
Falling into perpetual darkness
There should be light at the end of the tunnel
But someone had selfishly
Switched off the light

Hegemony

Hegemony succeeds when the way you eat, talk, sleep and behave is 'naturalised' as norm and you think of yourself as a citizen of the society in which you live and breathe.

Hegemony works when what you understand as Reality is what you have learned, copied, and mimicked from the mass and minor forms of media.

The media. A creation that for many, is simply an instrument belonging to powerful political figures or backed by semi-authoritarian governments to propagate their ideologies.

Sometimes good, sometimes bad. No right or wrong because it really depends on which side you're standing on. But ultimately, the media is there because They want you to believe.

But do you fall?

What do you believe?

What do you live for everyday?

Who do you live for everyday?

There will always be those who try to oppose the ideologies of the norm, but by doing so, they have, unwittingly or otherwise, created some other belief to preach.

Man is a simple yet exceedingly arrogant creature. Little wonder the Gods above are pissed.

But I guess that's alright. Cause sometimes, you have to make up the rules as you go along in Life.

Friday, August 20, 2004

Woman

This is turning to be a rant site for other people's rants. Hmmm... Another forwarded mail.

WOMAN

By the time the Lord made woman, he was into his sixth day of working overtime. An angel appeared and said, "Why are you spending so much time on this one?" And the Lord answered, "Have you seen the spec sheet on her? She has to be completely washable, but not plastic, have over 200 movable parts, all replaceable, run on diet coke and leftovers, have a lap that can hold four children at one time, have a kiss that can cure anything from a scraped knee to a broken heart and have one pair of hands."

The angel was astounded at the requirements. "One pair of hands! No way! And that's just on the standard model? That's too much work for one day. Wait until tomorrow to finish."

"But I can't," the Lord protested. "I am so close to finishing this creation that is so close to my own heart. She already heals herself when she is sick AND can work 18 hour days."The angel moved closer and touched the woman. "But you have made her so soft, Lord." "She is soft," the Lord agreed, "but I have also made her tough. You have no idea what she can endure or accomplish." "Will she be able to think?", asked the angel.

The Lord replied, "Not only will she be able to think, she will be able to reason and negotiate." The angel then noticed something, and reaching out,touched the woman's cheek. "Oops, it looks like you have a leak in this model. I told you that you were trying to put too much into this one."

"That's not a leak,"the Lord corrected, "that's a tear!" "What's the tear for?" the angel asked. The Lord said, "The tear is her way of expressing her joy, her sorrow, her pain, her disappointment, her love, her loneliness, her grief and her pride." The angel was impressed. "You are a genius, Lord. You thought of everything! Woman is truly amazing." And she is! Women have strengths that amaze men.

They bear hardships and they carry burdens, but they hold happiness, love and joy.

They smile when they want to scream.

They sing when they want to cry.

They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous.

They fight for what they believe in.

They stand up to injustice.

They don't take "no" for an answer when they believe there is a better solution.

They go without so their family can have.

They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.

They love unconditionally.

They cry when their children excel and cheer when their friends get awards.

They are happy when they hear about a birth or a wedding.

Their hearts break when a friend dies.

They grieve at the loss of a family member, yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left.

They know that a hug and a kiss can help to heal a broken heart.

Women come in all sizes, in all colors and shapes.They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you to show how much they care about you. The heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning! They bring joy and hope.They have compassion and ideals. They give moral support to their family and friends. Women have vital things to say and everything to give.

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

News = New?

You can't get away from it. No matter how far you run, no matter how hard you try. You can't get away from it.

We are all living in a media-saturated world, where the way you eat, talk, sleep and behave is dictated by what you learned, copied, and mimicked from the mass and minor forms of media.

But while not all events are news, almost all news are events. Think global news, think international news, think local news. Your national identity and the concept of what makes you you are all framed by what the reporter tells you.

"We are experiencing the worst drought since 1969."

Or "They are facing the prospect of famine or perpetual hunger."

I always wondered why only the sad and the dead make it into the 6 o'clock bulletin.

Thursday, August 12, 2004

Xi Huan, Suo Yi Xi Huan

For the benefit of you peeps who don't speak/read Chinese, the six Chinese charas [aka navigational links] on the left can be loosely translates into "(I) Like, So (I) Like". In other words, there are no reasons for feeling affectionate, it's just there.

I'm referring to my *insane* obsession with Kae-chan of course. What else?

A word of advice: ignorance is bliss. At least you won't know the meaning of 'being insulted' when people call you dumb.

Sunday, August 08, 2004

Greek Myth of Love

While I don't personally buy too much into this Greek myth.. I am after all, a Chinese.. =p It's nevertheless a pretty cool myth. You might have read this before, it's one of those stuff that gets forwarded around through electronic mails.. >.<

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It was said that before, in the origin of times, there were three sexes; male, female, and androgene. Original humans do not look like how we humans look today. Humans before were said to be twice of each person now, with two heads, two pair of eyes, two pair of lips, four hands, four feet, two bodies, two hearts, and of course two genitals.

Then, if the person has two vaginas, that is a female. If the person has two penis, that is a male person. If the person has both the two different organs, a vagina and a penis, then that person is an androgene.

They said that androgenes were the most beautiful people among all because they have mostly the best features and characteristics of both the male and the female.

Because these people dream of being in heaven, even if they already have the heavens in their selves, they want to experience it even for just a little while. And so they climbed to Mount Olympus. Zeus got furious upon seeing the people going up the mountain. He said, "How dare these immortals climb our wondrous world? And to think I'd let them experience it! Especially now that they do not cherish of what they have!!!" He got so mad that he used his lightning bolts to cut each person in half to make them weaker enough so as not to continue on climbing.

The God of Healers healed the wounds of the people cut in half. And from then on, everyone started to look out for their pair the moment they got down from the mountains.

This is why there is the term "soulmates". Their bodies, in which their souls rest, used to be one. Therefore soulmates.

They said that this is also the reason why there are people who love their same sex, the gays and lesbians. They are the males and females before. And this also explains why gays are creative, because they are both males before, they tend to concentrate on what they lack. The same thing for lesbians. Because they are both females before, they tend to be strong as not to be underestimated.

Androgenes would be equal to male and female lovers. That is why nowadays these couples are the most acceptable, stronger, and the most beautiful among all partners, they have the strength of both males and females.

Lovers nowadays, whether gay, lesbian, or male and female couples, are indestructible because they are the pairs before. They are really meant to be.

This myth also explains why it is natural for people to just realize the value of the people they love only when they are about to be gone or are already gone. Because this happened even before, and we become weaker without our pair. We realize that we need them, truly love them, and that together, we are stronger.

This is also why we kiss. We always try to find the lips wherein ours will fit well.

This is also why we like to hold hands with the one we love, to find out if the spaces between their fingers are the spaces where ours used to lay.

And finally, this is why we always find someone to love. We always want to complete ourselves... Because we need the strength of the one we love in order to go on with the hardships of life... we need to fill in a missing space... and most of all, because we used to have two hearts. We need to find the other one.