|A retreat for the well-being of my mind from the insanity of the life that is mine.|
Saturday, June 05, 2004 0 comments
Mood: Incoming migraine - ouch!
Currently listening to: Flight of the Valkyries - Wagner, Richard
A rather lazy (and not to mention hot) Malaysian Sunday all in all.
No wait, thats not really true - it was freaking MISERABLE. Bleah!
Stayed at home (do you see a trend developing here?) to entertain myself with the various personalities, memories, thoughts and what the shrink terms as 'general disassociation from reality/society' that have been raging through my mind. On that note, has anyone really realised how 'sexualized' modern architecture, culture, thought and behaviour have become these days? But in a more (less?) subtle way thats different from prior examples throughout history? While technology progresses are the vast majority of us, as biological beings, actually devolving in the way we think or perceive? Is devolving the 'opposite' of evolution, both literally and figuratively?
Surfed the net and read quite a bit in an attempt to distract myself while even managing to be forced out into the sun by my parents for a swim (it BURNS! Yeargh!). Damn Japanese kids, always thinking that they own the pool(s). Same goes for the 5 foot long komodo dragon wannabe that almost decided to join us for a swim. Hmmm, on the bright side it DID get rid of the kids, if only temporarily, before retreating into the nearby lake. Wuss. Pheh, people (read: people i don't know) are annoying me more and more as each day goes by...
Grit my teeth, put on a smile, and secretly stash away some guns and ammo for the inevitable day that i finally get tired of living amongst them. Or rather, getting tired of them living with ME. Heh. >:)
Its either that, or take a lot of 'medically sound' drugs and/or procure a lobotomy (they're back in fashion!) which will allow me to become one with the rest of the walking, smiling, aimless dead that make up 'society'.
OR come up with an ingenious plan to take over the world - for what its worth - through devious, not to mention dubious, politcial means/motivations and mould it into something worthwhile. Or at least personally entertaining. Who's with me?!?!? >:)
Oh wait, Bush, Osama and a whole host of others are already pursuing option 3. Damn posers.
"What? I'm not late! Its not 12 yet is it? Wha...? It is? Oh shit! Ok, coming, coming!"
*Runs off... Two hours pass*
*Smacks lips* Yum! Just got back from mamak with Chen Hoe - mmmm... nothing like a double sized portion of maggie mee goreng and some pleasant conversation to pass a Saturday night in contentment. Ahhh... :)
Now where was i? Ah yes, life. The pus that makes up the pimple of my existence. On God's ass. Hrmph. *sigh* Gah, better not rant about that anymore. It gets boring, and more than a little depressing, after a while.
Hrmmm... its an interesting week though, history wise. I mean, tommorow you've got the 60th Normandy Landings commemoration and...
*Note: Computer crashes at this point, taking my long ass rant about the nature of war with it. Lucky you.*
*On another note: AAAAAARRRRGGGGGGHHHHH!!! I HATE it when that happens!!! 800 glorious, touching words of praise and retrospective ramblings down the drain!!! DAMN YOU MACHINE GOD!!! DAMN YOOOUUUUUU...*
Ah yes, D-Day, the greatest seaborne invasion in history, sans Marines strangely enough (although Inchon, to the Marines credit, IS a close contender for the title). Not to belittle the efforts of these brave men in any way, but i wouldn't dare say that it was this invasion which defeated Nazi Germany, perhaps merely underlined that fact to them, as Russia had that part of the equation well in hand at the time. That, and lets not forget that the Ruskies were fighting 90% of the German war machine! Still, it quickened the final result and prevented a potential communist liberation of Western Europe and for THAT we should be thankful to these brave souls. Unless you happen to like borsch.
Today, however, is the remembrance day for the Tiananmen Square Massacre. Nasty, that one. Ironic too, seeing the more liberal steps since 1989 that China has now taken in regards to its rapidly growing economy. A result in part of the protests? An inevitability in terms of the clashing of ideology? Or is it just because China has that many potential consumers? Altogether, currently its an interesting mix of Maoist ideology (pffft... a watered down one at any rate) and a rising capitalist based economy. A certain someone should be turning in his grave right about now... ;)
By the way there's a great article on the protests in this week's TIME magazine called The Exile And The Entrepreneur, which compares two close cousins - one who was a leader of the protests and was exiled to the US, and the other who is now an entrepreneur and a member of China's new burgeoning middle class. A great contrast, wonderfully told, and symbolic of the old China with its calls for democracy and change contrasted by the new economic opportunity and dynamism that is now evident. Well, at least until the inevitable bubble bursts... ;)
Oh, and today is also the anniversary of the Six Day War, one of the greatest military operations ever mounted, which resulted in Israel almost doubling the territory under its control. Long story short, the Arab nations were mobilising for an(other) attack on Israel, made even more memorable by the blunt and direct statements to by Nasser 'declaring' said war, when Israel attacked first, destroying pretty much the whole arab air force on the ground, and then surprising and overruning a large chunk of territory before the Arabs sued for peace with Russian backing. Amazing. Well, until the Arabs learnt the moral of this story and sneakily attacked again a few years later during the Jewish festival of Yom Kippur, but thats another story...
Hrmm, makes you wonder if there's a case to the Bush administration's policy on attacking Afghanistan and Iraq...
Yeah right. ;)
Ok, thats it for tonight.
Name: Patrick Pincon
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