Saturday, July 27, 2013

Good Luck South Sudan

The road to nationhood for South Sudan had been a long and arduous one. Two years into the independence, the people are still haunted by the 21 years of civil war. Slowly and gingerly, the South Sudanese are on the path to recovery and reconciliation, but the situation in country remains fragile and volatile. 

There is the looming threat of the collapse of the economy from the shutdown of the oil industry due to the on-going spat with Sudan, contentious claims over the Abyei region, tribal conflicts among her diverse people, rampant corruptions, human violation, worsening humanitarian crisis, widespread poverty and then the latest power struggle within the government that potential could send the country into another downward spiral of violence and conflict. 

And sadly, the list seems endless. The people are still suffering gravely, needlessly.

Haven't they gone through enough? Don't they deserve a better future?

Oh South Sudan, I hope you'll find the strength and wisdom and perseverance and resilience to forge on. Turning back is simply not an option. Not at all!

Monday, July 22, 2013


"Run for you dear life!"

It's a scary place out there in the wide open African savannah. Predators like lions or cheetahs are lurking behind the cover of the grass, ever so ready to pounce on their lone unsuspecting prey for a great chow. So, the wildebeests and the zebras are always hanging out together, safety in numbers. They are the best of mates in the vast grassland. 

Apparently they stick together because one has phenomenal sight while the other has incredible hearing. I can't remember who has got which super power. But together they make quite a formidable defensive team, alarming the gang for a life-saving mad dash, should they be the slightest the faintest hint of a threat from the bush.

This is not you scratch my back, I scratch your back. This is you save my life, I save your life.

"Would love to talk more but can't. Gotta run!"

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Street Art

Bangkok graffiti, or what I'd like to call street art. Just like the city of angel herself, the great works of the anonymous artists are accessible, vibrant, colorful, energetic, fun and whimsical. 

Oh I miss Bangkok. I wanna go back!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Dumb and Dumber

The infamous sex-bloggers couple back home were charged under the Film Censorship Act, Sedition Act and Penal Code, all stemmed from a picture of them greeting the muslim breaking fast while enjoying bak kut teh that they posted online. Long story short, they are being charged for being stupid.

And the kicker, they were denied bailed.

On what ground?

They are a jobless and penniless (and stupid) couple posing no threat whatsoever to anyone, and anything. This is their first offense. They are certainly not a flight risk. Oh, and have I mentioned that they are stupid?

They are denied bailed.

The stupids being dealt with by the stupids!

I do not condone them publishing that supposedly seditious picture online. But some people are just stupid (I can't stress this enough).