Thank you for your ‘Likes’

Dear Friends and Readers,

Just had a look at my notifications and was amazed at the number of “Likes” you so kindly gave my articles. I’m really touched. I thought my inconsistency in posting articles (more like opinions) would certainly make my readership dwindle into nothingness.

Things have been very depressing lately with all that’s going on here, in our homeland and in the world, so I’m sometimes just dumfounded as to what to say about it. Apart from having daily chores that have doubled because of Covid19, living has become more difficult for most of us ordinary folk from all walks of life. I should consider myself lucky to still be able to afford all my basic needs and no doubt a little more than many others. But, even giving any help we can afford, feels like only a drop in the ocean.

I often find myself looking for an ‘escape’ from these very sad and tragic happenings daily reported on virtually all news channels in the world. Environmental disasters have become another ‘common’ occurrence with climate change being more and more obvious. Looks like the voices of denial of climate change have somewhat reduced volume or are too busy trying to save themselves from these catastrophes.

Saying that, I hope this space gives some solace or consolation to you (hopefully to others too) and will assure you that we are not alone in our struggle to make sense of the current unpredictable, nonsensical, illogical, chaotic fallout of the pandemic and climatic upheavals.

In Malaysia, some of us have resorted to tickling the “funny bone” to show our feelings (“Lepas fras” in Malay). It helps psychologically to some extent, even if we’re not literally stating it. Our usual bottom line, “If you don’t laugh about it, you’ll cry about it”.

So, dear Readers, take good care of yourselves, stay safe and well. May the Force be with you!

Ribuan Terimakasih!

9/11 in 1973 Chile

Augusto Pinochet
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.

Crescendo for Freedom


I can’t help wanting to share this, it is so inspirational in the current environment of despair and trial. At this time, disappointment and despair are also a personal emotion, as well as a popular feeling in this land. It fuels the struggles we face as a people. It is hard to talk about it without feeling the sting of tears behind my eyes, so just see and hear this song from the famous story by Victor Hugo, “Les Miserables

Sing along, if you feel inspired, the lyrics are there for you to join the crescendo for freedom and democracy.

Round Peg in a Square Hole

Some times, when I feel a bit off colour, many things go through my mind. Still, I guess it is natural for one to feel the pressure, especially on a low, not a high. I’m quite a solitary animal and tend to move independently, and as I wish. Yet, the pressure comes from the feeling that there are expectations to meet. All of us are certainly aware of expectations we have to live up to daily. As my readers, you probably have your own expectations of this blog too. Continue reading “Round Peg in a Square Hole”

Why am I doing this?

I’ve tried to blog before but was not confident that I could maintain a blog. That’s not the only reason. Actually, blogging is a means of communicating with those who may take some interest in whatever I have to say. A way of sharing views informally and straight from the heart. Best, done with friends. Nowadays, many people have no time for others, they’re caught up in the tight schedules and routines of their own little worlds. Continue reading “Why am I doing this?”

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