Month: May 2008
Why was this post entitled “Betrayal”?
That’s because, mankind have already sold out their best friends.
Do not scroll down if you’re disturbed by blood and gore
Awaiting their fate
Pincers used to grab the dogs
The futile struggle
The last image
Staring death straight in the eye…
Constraint of the bars
Who’ll save us?
The trade of lives…
我很惭愧我不能理直气壮的辱骂那些人应为, 我该以什么身份来批判别人呢? 我自己还不是在吃其他的肉类？这不是很虚伪的表现吗？
I am deeply grieved after viewing these pictures. I could almost feel their fear and helplessness.
I’m ashamed that I can’t stand up forthrightly against the people who are doing this because in what capacity could I accuse them of being cruel when I myself is eating other meats? It would all seem hypocritical, isn’t it?
Emotionally wise, I still find it hard to accept the fact that dogs are being killed for food because compared to poultry or cattle, they have the most intimate ties and interaction with humans.
I understand perfectly the cultural differences from different countries. The culture of consuming dog meat in Korea and China is as common as eating poultry and cattle elsewhere.
I know I can’t change people’s mindset or even stopped them from eating dog meat, but deep down, I sincerely wish that the butcher could end the life of those dogs in the most humane way possible.
Hence, I went in search for this controversial uniform which could have caused so much social problems.
I had expected to find something like this:
But what I found was this:
The uber sek-see uniform from Malaysia government schools…
I guess the Malaysian group who condemns that this uniform will “lead to babies born out of wedlock and, to an extent, even prostitution” will commit suicide if they ever come over here to Singapore and see the kind of uniforms we have.
I had wanted to carry on with this topic but I discovered something else which stopped me from blogging on further.
I had found this…
This girl looked like someone I knew in a hauntingly-kind-of-way.
I don’t know if it’s the hair or the dimple on the face but the resemblance is really uncanny!
No wonder they say curiosity kills…
*Cold wind sweeps across the room*
昨晚看了 “温情无国界，让爱川流不息” 的慈善筹款节目之后，心里很多感触。
*You can switch off the music player somewhere on the left.
This is a stark reminder to all dog owners, please ensure that your pets have access to the water bowl at anytime of the day.
I wondered if anyone has seen the news in the Chinese papers? Deidre Moss from the SPCA has said that at least three dogs have collapsed and died of heat stroke in the previous week. Flat-faced dogs like Pekingese, Shih Tzus, Pugs and Bulldogs are especially prone to it.
Hence, please ensure that your dogs are fully hydrate in this hot weather.
Dogs do not sweat like humans to dissipate heat. Instead, they hang out their tongues and pant to keep themselves cool. Please exercise common sense and do not bring them out in the afternoon when the weather is hot. Instead, bring them out in the early mornings or late evenings, when the temperature is lower.
Also, do not ever lock your dog inside the car unsupervised even if it’s just a little while. Temperatures could rise up to 48° C within 10 minutes inside an enclosed vehicle which is an instant death trap for your pet.
computer and tv were switched to black and white as a mark of respect for the
deceased. This prompted the infuriated Zhang Ya to record the said video…)
This video has ignited an uproar in the Chinese community.
Zhang Ya, from Liao Ning, China have uploaded a video of herself cussing away at the Szechuan victims all because she couldn’t access her online gaming.
She put the blame on them for the lack of colors on the websites and she maintained she isn’t color-blind like they are and that the earthquake must have knock their senses (eyesight) silly. She questioned whether the earthquake was a ruse by them to beg for food and donations because the folks in Szechuan were really too poor.
She commented that tectonic plate movements in India had caused the earthquake and they deserved it due to their geographical location. She also wondered aloud whether the aftershocks were caused by their fartings and she even mentioned that they should have just remained buried under the rubble to die instead of screaming for help.
She finally ends the video by asking them to “die (hurriedly) if they could” because it would be “too tiring to hang on”…
Her insensitiveness has sparked a public outrage and incurred the wrath (link) of her fellow countrymen resulting in a few youtube bombardments here, here, here, here and here. (Warning: They DO love mothers alot!)
One thing I’m impressed with was her ability to rattle on like a M16 set on automatic and without having to read from a script. Perhaps, she was the legendary “motor-mouth” described by the Fragrance Prince (link).
located at different parts of the world, they share a common destiny –
both have been arrested and would probably be stoned by the
public if given the chance.
I propose the best punishment for her is to be dressed in 迷彩(camou)服 to do corrective work at Szechuan searching for the remaining dead bodies and give her no food except grass (which she said could be eaten and replenish hydration) so that she could walk the footsteps of what the people she condemned has gone through.
Enough of that whiny brat, here is the MTV 《承诺》 re-written by Andy Lau featuring Hong Kong artistes. (Hey, I see Teddy Robin!)
All my life, I had thought it was called Vesak until these few days when I realized that more and more people have been saying Wesak instead. Initially, I thought they were just saying it tongue-in-cheek as a slang but a search on Wikipedia revealed that ‘Wesak‘ was the official name and that’s something totally new to me.
Anyway, I followed my parents to the temple at Clementi for the Wesak celebrations yesterday. We were there relatively early so there weren’t much of a crowd yet.
My dad went for the chanting session which lasted for about two hours so my mum and I walked round the temple to wait for him.
We had to queue to wait for our turns to pray to the Four-Faced Buddha and bathe Prince Siddhartha (浴佛)
After that, we went to have our vegetarian lunch provided by the temple and we had Fried Bee Hoon with Curried Vegetables which was very yummy!
By noon, the temperature had risen to 34°C and I’m sweating profusely. One thing I can’t tolerate was being all hot and sweaty because I’ll become very mang zang…
The crowd was getting bigger and the queue to pray to the Four-Faced Buddha and Prince Siddhartha was snaking around the temple compounds.
As of previous years, a bazaar was set up outside the temple selling vegetarian food and various knick knacks but this year, all proceeds goes towards helping the victims of Myanmar and China.
The noticeboard full of newspaper cuttings regarding the China quake.
There are a few volunteers armed with money tins waiting to collect donations behind this white board.
A bazaar wouldn’t be complete if there weren’t any food stalls around!
This was the mock Chicken Rice stall.
That’s Fried Tang Hoon on the left and Mee Goreng on the right.
This was the Tahu Goreng Stall.
I tried this and it was really yummilicious! My verdict?
3 1/2 dead cockroaches out of five!
Devotees could buy these flowers and put them in the pond which circulates round the Goddess of Mercy.
When the pond is full, the temple volunteers would remove and pack the flower-water into packets for us to bring home to bathe with.
Hurray, it was so darn hot I couldn’t wait to get home and have a cold bath with the flower-water!
to humankind. It has become a festival for rejoicing and goodwill to
all – and a moment to reflect on our spiritual development and
gratitude towards everyone.
On this day of Vesak, let’s abstain from lying, eating meat and the taking of lives. Let’s transfer all merits to those who had perished in Myanmar and China.
I hereby declare, that all cockroaches shall be granted amnesty in honor of this holy day BUT, just for this day only…
明天将是佛教一年一度的大日子 – 卫塞节。
Flipping through the papers, it’s devastating to see pictures of bodies being carried out from the rubble and the pain written all over their faces.
My heart goes out to all the victims especially those who had perished in the disaster so let’s all help Myanmar and China get back to their feet in this time of adversity.
Totally unrelated to the Singapore Red Cross Society, here is Dai Kor’s (big brother) plea for the same cause.