:: 007 ::

•Tuesday, February 9, 2010 • Leave a Comment

caught a little of the movie last night and it got me thinking – what are the prerequisites that the state looks for in a man for him to be employed as an agent? intelligence? wits? physic? psychic? education? what is the one thing that the state looks for in a man or a women that is in line for the job?

there was a second question – what keeps that man in the job?

007 was betrayed, double crossed yet he continually put himself on the life.

i guess the only reason he does what he does is because he really did believe in the good of his country and the need to protect it from all possible evil. i guess his motivation is LOVE. but more then love, i dare say it is the trust of the agency, in his love and his loyalty above all, that keeps him in doing all that he is doing.

i guess it really begs the question for everyone of us, of asking ourselves if we indeed have what it takes to believe in someone else. to believe in the best of the person.. the power of believing in a person is perhaps the most power weapon of all… and allowing us all to release a battalion of 007s; of individuals that will risk it all for love!

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of language and rules

•Monday, February 8, 2010 • Leave a Comment

a dear one recounted reading my blog, that there are spelling and grammatical errors, not that i was hurt or that it affected me, but it begs the question:

encompassing all language errors within, can it still be considered a piece of writing?

the only reason we identify errors is because we are taught, train in the rules of grammar, yet at the same time, perhaps these errors impend the reading from enjoying the contents to its fullness, yet on hindsight, it does not hamper communication. since i can remember, spelling and grammar has been my achilles heels, only in recent times, they defined it as dyslexia. it has always been a huge deterrent for me to write, to express myself. the perfectionist part of me wants to put out something that inspires, that invoke thought, surely there cannot be mistakes. that would demean the credibility of it all, not doing justice at all to all that i can give. for the longest times, that has put me off blogging, or any other form of expression.

this morning, i have decided to offer the world the person that i am, with all its flaws and mistakes, if only there is someone out there in the wider cyberspace that can connect to the combustion of neurons and electrons in this grey matter of mind, this day i offer myself, my thoughts. THIS DAY I OVERCOME MY INEQUITIES.

hopefully this decision will allow a combustion of thoughts and ideas, and they will be freely expressed in this place. the goal is always to offer an extraordinary way to look at the ordinary. not that i have all that it takes, but i give what i have. AND I CLICK THE PUBLISH BUTTON ONCE AGAIN.

on politics, politicians & the economy

•Thursday, February 4, 2010 • Comments Off on on politics, politicians & the economy

of late there have been numerous talks by politicians on the need to sustain the economy – from barrack obama in the United States to some where closer to where i call home, measures, policies and recommendations by high power panels suggests ways and means to boast the economy, productivity and the like..

i am not one skilled in the wisdom of market forces and their wider implications, of growth and sustainability. i am sure that there are and will be numerous implications that has a far wider reach than i can ever foresee or comprehend. maybe one day i will finally get it.

my humble take is this: in a time where much is determine and driven by a capitalist ideal, where does the bottom line end up? cant help but wonder if these people are ultimately driven by motives that are beneficial to themselves, with reports and statistics to prove it, after all, isnt the capitalist market motivated by personal financial gain of some sort.

no policies will truly benefit the populous unless politicians and those in the high power panels put themselves in the shoes of the man on the street. after all, arent they suppose to serve the public, and the public doesnt just consist of those that are able to bring the country forward. yes, there needs to be progress, productivity and everything else. the COUNTRY needs prosperity, but it cannot be achieved at the expense of FAMILIES, CHILDREN & INDIVIDUAL MENTAL WELL-BEING.

“Cursed is the ground for your sake;
In toil you shall eat of it
All the days of your life.Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you,
And you shall eat the herb of the field.

In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread
Till you return to the ground,
For out of it you were taken;
For dust you are,
And to dust you shall return.”

perhaps work is meant to be a toil, perhaps work is meant to be tough, perhaps the search for progress and prosperity will always be there, and the can always be more. or perhaps there can a way where work will generate all that we will ever need, at half the amount of time, leaving everyone happily ever after. perhaps. till then we all will simply have to hang in there, work harder, wiser.

the herald of a new era

•Wednesday, February 3, 2010 • Leave a Comment

today i deleted my itunes library.

today marks the demise of my itunes collection – that which has began on the wrong foot; which accompanied me through thousands of miles, across 2 oceans, 3 continents; that which was my pride and joy.

i remember the day when i pride myself of the numerous albums, all meticulously organized, all individually characterized by their album artwork. i remember spending hours, days, weeks, thawing the vastness of cyberspace, in search for the song that would make an album complete, for that artwork that is worthy to seal that collection. i remember the days past, the days when i was a pirate.

i apologies, for my insolence to the many that has provide me with countless hours of enjoyment, to the voices that has seen me through many dark nights, to people putting in money and effort to make all that possible, my sincere apologies.

today i make restitution – i will start my collection again. and this time i will do it right. i will have a physical CD to accompany my digital collection. i cannot change the world, but I WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

what are you (and me) dying for?

•Tuesday, January 19, 2010 • Leave a Comment

they say the moment you are born, you began dying…

every moment, from the time we are awake and pondering on the day’s business, we are giving of our lives, energy – we are born for martyrdom. we are all giving our lives for something – MONEY, JOBS, FAMILY, KIDS, CAUSE, PURPOSE… instead of living for something, we are dying for it, much like a misguided terrorists giving of his life for something that he believes in, something that is worth his every moment, something that climax at the pull of his trigger. our trigger might be that check in the bank, the smile of our kids, the completion of  that project, the roof over our heads, or the praises of people. some things are more worth our lives than others, or so we would like to think.

THE QUESTION OF LIFE IS – NOT WHAT WE ARE LIVING FOR; BUT RATHER, WHAT ARE WE DYING FOR??

promise

•Thursday, January 7, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Isaiah 1:24-26 (NKJV)
[24] Therefore the Lord says,
The LORD of hosts, the Mighty One of Israel,
“Ah, I will rid Myself of My adversaries,
And take vengeance on My enemies.
[25] I will turn My hand against you,
And thoroughly purge away your dross,
And take away all your alloy.
[26] I will restore your judges as at the first,
And your counselors as at the beginning.
Afterward you shall be called the city of righteousness, the faithful city.”

the end doesn’t justify the means

•Tuesday, January 5, 2010 • 1 Comment

more than often, we are consumed by a lofty goal, an idea that we think can transform the world, make things more astounding, and change the world to make it a better place… perhaps not, perhaps all we want was to be able to impress

regardless, the end doesn’t justify the means… we must remember that the journey is just as important as the destination!