Wednesday, January 6, 2010

La certezza dell'incertezza...

(Photo: "The Burning  Flame Peeps Out..."by Willothepooh)

I was browsing through Marina Mahathir's blog at  http://rantingsbymm.blogspot.com/2010/01/confident-people-do-not-get-confused.html. The article interested me because it seemed to parallel very closely the thoughts of many "confident people" I've talked with. To begin with, I've been always admiring Mirina's writings, not to mention the courage of her convictions in addressing many sensitive issues that majority of people would otherwise brush aside or blowout it unnecessarily. The article, written in a simple yet confident tone, reveals that she is indeed one of the few exceptional thinkers in today's Malaysia. Her point is straight forward but unfortunately some commentators seemed to have carried away with their personal sentiments.. sometimes deliberately crossed the line of blogging ethics. Others, in their attempt to project a rather vague opinion, exposed not only their confusion about the real issue but the ignorance of possibly harmful consequences of their comments to the whole nations of Malaysia. In any case, I couldn't help but to notice "la certezza dell'incertezza" (the certainty of the uncertainty)... What could be next? Would there be more induced riots? Would there be more political dramas? Would there be truly OneMalaysia? Would there be more insecurities...?? Or should I ask... would anyone care to pray with me for Malaysia, Tanah Air Ku?

Saturday, January 2, 2010

All things have their season...



Omnia tempus habent et suis spatiis transeunt universa sub caelo
Tempus nascendi et tempus moriendi tempus plantandi et tempus evellendi quod plantatum est
Tempus occidendi et tempus sanandi tempus destruendi et tempus aedificandi
Tempus flendi et tempus ridendi tempus plangendi et tempus saltandi
Tempus spargendi lapides et tempus colligendi tempus amplexandi et tempus longe fieri a conplexibus
Tempus adquirendi et tempus perdendi tempus custodiendi et tempus abiciendi
Tempus scindendi et tempus consuendi tempus tacendi et tempus loquendi
Tempus dilectionis et tempus odii tempus belli et tempus pacis
Quid habet amplius homo de labore suo?

I thought it would be good to begin this New Year with a personal meditation on this scriptural text.. "There is a time for everything.."(Ecclesiastes 3: 1-9)  The background photo was taken at 00.00 (GMT+01:00) last night 01.01.2010. I was in Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi watching the Italians welcoming the New Year. It was an attempt to snap some fireworks but the figure of the lady was unintentionally captured. Allora... (Italian word for 'now/so/then') ..must say that the inadvertent focus has enhanced this otherwise distorted photo. I couldn't help but to wonder how small unexpected thing could really make a  great difference.. (^__^) ...and it confirms to me again and again that "there is a time for everything and there is a reason for everything"  :))
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