Thursday, April 17, 2014

I wanna be...

... Like Karpal Singh. 

Brave, fair, intellectually-inclined, hard worker, and a hero of the down trodden. He left a such big hole in the world which can never be filled by men of smaller stature.

His spirit and legacy will never die. History will immortalise his deeds and words.

He is a testimony that not all lawyers are evil.

Requirscat in pace, the heroic Tiger of Jelutong and of the oppressed. You will be forever missed.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Love paralyses

A song I wrote for the typical obsessed guy on a Valentine's day. :P



Happy Vday!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

In the midst of all...

... the technically skilled fingerstyle guitarists, my guitar luthier said my musical style and songs are original. :D

I still have to improve a lot more.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

One of my...

... pet peeves is receiving poorly written e-mails from graduate students (I'm not talking about casual e-mails). Sloppy use of punctuations, haphazard format, spelling and grammatical errors and even inappropriate use of capital letters turn me off. I mean, these students are suppose to be reflective of the best minds around. They are supposed to demonstrate clarity of mind, professionalism and systematic thinking.

But urgh. *Facepalm*

Friday, November 1, 2013

I've never...

... Gotten around playing that song I wrote for you. It will be one of the biggest regrets and guilt of my life. I should have done so much sooner. Tomorrow would be your birthday and I wanted to make it special. 

We were all there supporting you and hoping you would respond to our calls and wake up. Clearly you had so much trouble breathing and were in so much pain. But we were selfish. Unbashedly, we allowed our hearts to unleash the torrents of grief to sweep our sorrow when it became evident that you had departed. For a long moment
that seemed forever, men and women became young children. 

You had a great life and a great run. Somehow the date of your passing symbolises a complete circle of your life. You came into the world with nothing... But leave it with everything that make others envious: a beautiful happy family and a legacy. I whispered to you that I'd take care of your daughter, and it's a promise I will never break. I won't be able to achieve your greatness, but I'll try to match you nonetheless.

I will keep my memories of you in my song and dedicate it to your family. We will continue to celebrate your life. 

We miss and love you. 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

I'm thankful...

That my paper got rejected. I thought it was a good piece, but the editor said it had some serious flaws. I dissected my work, and realized he was right. It wasn't easy to accept the rejection and criticism, but it was a good bitter pill. I remember having a discussion with my philosophy lecturer long ago, and we were talking about how people are not quite open to changes or anything that challenges their fossilized world views. I remember saying, "BUT I am willing to change my mind if I am proven wrong". She replied with a chuckle, "Good luck". 

But it's true. We cannot rely on bad science, bad methods, and bad reasoning. Being an academic entails having to accept the fact that you're going to have bad days, and the fact that you may be very very wrong. The only way to overcoming this is to adapt, cope and evolve. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Motif

Gravity is such an unnerving film that I sweated in the air-conditioned theatre.


But... it was so worth it. I loved the film's motif of the will to survive in the face of death and solitary existence.

And the extremely long camera shots were AMAZING. From macro to micro which challenged the traditional notions of perspectives. The multiple discourses were also AMAZING. The inclusion of space sciences, space communication jargons, physics and other sciences are like mind blowing.

Possibly Gravity will go down in history as one of the best films for generations to come. And yeah. Sandra Bullock = sizzling hot hottie. *sweating*