I need space to fly away, to get away from things that most depress me and sometimes make life seem purposeless and empty. I decided to fill that space with music and songs. Melodies are like a cool, fresh, clear lake, they help me feel free, at least for a little while; to forget the ongoing pressures and pretenses that make us mask how we really feel.
You are warmly invited to visit my ‘peaceful space’ at my new page tagged “Music My Healer”. It is still under construction and will be updated from time to time. Yet, there are YouTube links there that you may enjoy. Come rest with me, let the sounds, sights and lyrics carry you away on a journey of pure enjoyment.
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It’s like standing on a windy beach watching the tide come in. At last I went away again on a long break in October, to the fair merry city of Dublin in Eire (Ireland). I always find myself standing on a seafront or beach looking in wonder at the vast expanse of blue-grey or turquoise ocean. It is easy to lose myself in revelry and nostalgia of other similar occasions on wind-swept beaches in other places washed by the same salty waves which lap or crash on shores of colored pebbles, black, white or red sand, plain granite boulders or rocks painted black by the tide. A year is like the sea. Time passes in waves gently lapping or violently crashing to wash and carve our destiny. The earth was restless this year, often in upheaval and turmoil. Yet, hasn’t it been so for centuries? Even when that babe of lowly insignificant status was born to be called ‘Messiah‘ ? His birth is now very much romanticized and commercialized, sometimes even denied. So, the Yuletide is rising, and in as much humble simplicity as can be mustered I wonder what being born in a stable among farm animals surrounded by the smells, sounds and animal fodder, is like. How did his parents feel, having no proper place to welcome him at birth? It was the first Christmas more than 2000 years ago. We remember and pray again for peace on earth and goodwill to all humankind, as we have done and continue to do from year to year. With this let the strains of this old carol remind us of the humbleness and simplicity of the very first Christmas. When the night was indeed silent and a small boy gave his finest gift to a new-born child.
MERRY CHRISTMAS & GOODWILL TO ALL…para-pa-pam-pam
- The Yuletide Season (poemsandponderings.wordpress.com)
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Liagra (Photo credit: Jeff McNeill)
English: SIM-Card in x-ray image. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
In my travels to a few places around the globe, people in every city have common characteristics, positive and negative. Whiles the curious traveler may view those they meet with the most positive, non-judgmental attitude, the inevitable dark side of humanity will, at some point kick in. This can happen anywhere in the world. Continue Reading »
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Augusto Pinochet (Photo credit: a-birdie)
I have to share this, it is important because fewer people outside Chile may know about this 9/11 which was no less tragic than what happened on September 11, 2001 in New York. Still, one wonders how dictators like Augusto Pinochet had the sympathy of former Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher (UK) and Dr. Mahathir Mohammad (Malaysia). Now, Barak Obama, President of the United States wants to ‘teach’ Syria a lesson. Has the United States itself learned anything from its past actions in the Middle East that only resulted in continuing conflict and destruction? How many more innocent people must die for nothing?
See the other 9/11 and ask yourself, if this is justified. People are getting tired of war and lies.
Posted in Reflections, Uncategorized | Tagged Augusto Pinochet, Chile, Malaysia, Margaret Thatcher, Middle East, President of the United States, Salvador Allende, United States | 1 Comment »
Composition of Malaysian 13th Parliament following 2008 Elections. Generated using tool found in http://www.shodor.org. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: PR Leaders (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Before GE13, there was so much hype. Malaysian electorate seemed to go full speed ahead to “UBAH”/ CHANGE – the catchword and main subject of popular discussion. Our hopes of seeing a brave new government displace the old regime that sounded like a broken record repeating old rhetoric in new words, seems to have gone totally flat like a punctured tire. No doubt, the battle cry of “UBAH” had frightened those ‘old BN goats’ into belligerence to make this 13th general election the most controversial and least fair or free. Controversial – because of alleged gerrymandering, usage of ‘phantom voters, pre-election payouts and ‘lucky-draws’, free food, more promises and continuing payouts. Continue Reading »
Posted in Off-the-Cuff | Tagged Election, Electoral roll, Gerrymandering, Opposition, people, Voting | 2 Comments »
The Malaysian Insider (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Pope Francis Portrait Painting (Photo credit: faithmouse)
One of the current burning issues in Malaysia is freedom of religion. The abuse of God’s name in which many of these rights violations are committed would certainly be seen as not just oppressive and unjust, but a down right insult to the Almighty, let alone Peoples of “The Book”, as Jews, Christians and Muslims are called. Saying that, it seems that particular extremist factions from any of this troika seem to take every opportunity to abuse, insult and oppress each other, especially in the holiest of times when all should peacefully sit back and deeply reflect on our sinful ways. However, in this country, there are perpetual tests of faith for Muslims as well as Christians and the article I share here reflects the sort of test that arises when least expected. There is no headline, but this came out in the Malaysian Insider, an online daily. Continue Reading »
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