Saturday, December 29, 2007

going home

Where you're in the world at this moment makes very little difference. You're either going to rush home (or to a getaway) for the holiday, or you've already been there.

Watching the Japanese desperately trying to make the trip got me strangely nostalgic. I have moved around the world a dozen times I don't know where to call home.

We'll be going to a couple of places of our own. I know I'm home, wherever my wife is.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Season Greetings

To quote the Japanese:

Having been lax on these posts, I wish you all a
Merry belated Xmas and a Happy New Year!

So, to conclude, 2007 has been:
a good year,
a committing year,
and, last but not least, great!

2008 should be:
a continuation of current conditions,
a hard-working year,
rid of procrastination.

This is the Christmas tree in our school.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

the hard truth

We're manipulated as a society because it's too convenient to buy into bullshit. It's like ordering a set lunch, you'll only have to point to it. The menu is arranged by someone else. Our short attention span also hinders the pursuit of the truth. Here, allow me to demonstrate:

People being murdered... HEY BOOBIES...
Basic human rights... WATCH! HUNDRED DOLLAR BURGER, YUMMY...
Social inequality... MY SOFA IS SO COMFY AND WARM...

Don't get me wrong, the distractions are not all bad but the lack of priority is overwhelming. Common sense ceases to be common if the people are too lazy to think critically. When we fear our government, they can do anything to us. Government is kept honest only if they know they're closely watched and criticized.

Politics is a business with a price tag that neither you nor I can afford, regardless we help fund the people who make it a business to begin with. Going about your regular day pretending nothing has happened after a terrorist's attack doesn't help for the long run. We have become a mob of mindless shopping zombies.

Here is an example of how something can be deceiving: