Monday, May 13, 2013
As I woke up this morning, I was excited to start the new week. I try not to give in to the Monday Blues and instead map out a wonderful week filled with work which I enjoy and fruitful time spent with loved ones.
The drive to work was horrid as usual but as I drove into town, I noticed there were more cars than usual, the jam seemed bad for a Monday morning and as I passed by the beautiful Al-Bukhary Mosque, it dawned on me that it was May 13th.
My mind began re-reading all the Facebook posts and articles I've read over the past week wondering if there was any sign of a possible unrest. What was causing this blasted jam? Was there a demonstration up ahead? I knew it was highly unlikely but one can't help but get paranoid some days.
As I slowly drove passed the Mosque, a certain calm came over me. Talking to the Big Guy, I knew that I was safe in my own land.
I tend to plot getaways and possible emergency scenarios in my head. Fastest way out of the office to my car, fastest route to get to my husband, fastest route home on foot etc...yes I should see someone about this paranoia. But every time I drive by a mosque, I know that if I chose to enter a mosque to seek refuge I wouldn't be turned away. Places of worship have always been called sanctuary and are known as places of refuge.
I want to believe that Malaysia has not lost its Godliness. I choose to believe in a country with Godly values, with people who practice and live out these values with righteousness.
So this May 13th, I said a special prayer for Malaysia, that no matter what nationality, creed or religion, racism will never be the cause of unrest. Racism has no place in a country with mixed marriages and people in a cacophony of colours. Race should continue being a contest of speed and not so much about a genetic stock.
Today, I choose to forget any racial slurs thrown at me or anything racially offensive I've taken to heart. I hope my children will truly know Malaysia and not a race-based Malaysia.
Monday, April 15, 2013
I didn't know which Lisa Hannigan video to share cause I sorta like em all! I simply chose this because this was the first ever video I saw of her a few years back.
This Irish singer/songwriter started her music career as a member of Damien Rice's band and then moved on to do her own thing. She's collaborated with Glen Hansard (Once/The Frames) and Gary Lightbody (Snow Petrol) among others. Pretty cool musician IMHO and she does interesting covers too!
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
So I totally missed Kimora Lee's appearance at Starhill as I was busy with a different project. I guess our interview didn't quite happen either but no worries, I was immortalised at the event by a local blogger who apparently takes horrible pictures just for the heck of it.
This picture is all kinds of funny though. Gotta' love his sense of humour in all his event shots.
Here's the original video. My hosting/directing debut. First and last I tell ya!
Monday, March 4, 2013
The Naked and the Famous hail from New Zealand and are a post-punk revival band.
What's post-punk revival you ask?
That's basically what you get when you take inspiration from the original sounds and aesthetics of garage rock of the 1960s and post-punk and New Wave of the late 1970s. (according to uncle Wiki of course)
Think Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The White Stripes, The Strokes, The Vines and Arctic Monkeys perhaps?
The female vocalist of The Naked and Famous has a darn cool name! Alisa Xayalith. Now where did that come from?!
The song Young Blood was prominently featured in the Pilot episode of Elementary, the American Sherlock Holmes remake by CBS. And then some of the other songs were on Gossip Girls, The Secret Cirle, Vampire Diaries, Grey's Anatomy etc. Fun stuff!
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Today I'm just reminded to plug in to the right things and focus on the things that matter. This was probably the only resolution I made this year and as we enter into March, I hope I'm living it. Being all there.