Youngest kid of six with an inferiority and black sheep complex, but determined that God saves not just his soul to heaven but the remainder of his manic-depressive life, so others won't say he became a Christian and remained a jerk.


On identity
i won't be transparent before i'm opaque. and you'll get to know me starting from the small things: who my favourite bands are. what kind of movies i like. who are my heroes.

On Christianity
I’m convinced that when confronted with sincere, real love, the Jesus factor will become obvious. But let’s not plant the cross before we carry it. I’m not trying to con you.

On dreams
Some dreams are meant to be achieved. I know that. But maybe other dreams are meant to drive us, privately. Never known to anyone but ourselves.


On melancholy
It is a sadness that, when choosing between crying and sighing, will choose sighing. I'd almost say that melancholy is being sad about sadness itself.

On memory and nostalgia
It saddens me when life moves forward and people decide that certain things are worth forgetting.

On language
I've learnt that the word irregardless is filed as a non-standard word in the English language. That's a lexicographer's way of saying it's not a real word.

On politics
Crowds are fickle things. So when we stand in the thousands and cry against the present government, do we know who we're actually crying for?

On society
People always want the best for themselves. But I want to sometimes take second or third or fourth best, just so that the loser down the road doesn't always have to come in last. It must feel like shit to always come in last.

On growing old
Leasehold property make me feel sad. It doesn't matter how old the family photos are that you put on your wall. It's your family but it's not really your wall.

On philosophy
I ask you, if God loves everyone, and if God is also incapable of loving evil, how can there be such a thing as an evil man?

On a daily basis
One line quips, like this.


Tuesday, March 04, 2008

There's this hillarious series of mac ads on youtube where the two computers, personified as a couple of guys, have a dialogue that eventually illustrates mac's superiority. in many of the ads, mac seems quite happy to cede some territory to pc. he tells pc that he does spreadsheets well. it's funny. and then, in one of the ads, pc brags about all the things he can do and mac says he can do all the stuff pc just bragged about as well, because now you can run windows on mac. pc, of course, wasn't pleased.

those ads made me think about this election. there are some things we know about macs and pcs. pcs do gaming better. they do spreadsheets better. surfing for torrents is better. and ms dos lets you get your hands nice and dirty. macs do lifestyle things better: compiling photobooks, cutting home movies, recording music and building quick websites.

transpose that to local politics and indulge me in this fascinating parallel. bn are supposed to do stability well. they're supposed to do economy and national security and business well. the opposition are supposed to own the other ground: anti-corruption, human rights, and social justice. when abdullah said four years ago that he was gonna take down corruption, it looked every bit like... the untinkable. populist dominant pc running mac os as well as windows. of course, we know that pc could never do that. as for bn owning the opposition turf? nah.

so will the political mac ever run windows? who's gonna be the one to stand for all that they do best and plunder the other for what they're supposed to do well too? will the bn government stand up for social justice? or will the opposition deliver a solid economic plan?

when abdullah tried the whole anti-corruption thing, we all saw that it wasn't his forte. last week, i stumbled upon this - an opposition party economic plan. i wonder. will we ever find out if it's all hot air?

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