Thursday, December 20, 2012

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Status: Idle.

Oh, continuing the trail from my last post, I passed everything and am about to have my convocation in October 2012! And in the new grand hall ! I haven't been there myself, but from photos of my friends/lecturers who visited the place, I comment it on its magnificence.


After I finished my examinations last May, I completed my thesis and moved back to hometown. These past few months have been up-and-downs, job hunting and struggling to make a decision about where I'll be heading. 

Honestly, I was torn between working to gain a little "financial-breather" and continue with a MSc. This time round, life made me understood, with a merciless finality about what my lecturer said: the choice of being realistic or idealistic. I'd like to believe in exploring and discovering different experiences while we're still young, should circumstances allow such a feat, and fly where the winds take us. Oh what a life that would be. But alas, I was told to have to steer the horses or end up crashing into a hedge. Count your blessings if what lies behind the hedge was a bed of daffodils and daisies. Despite the broken arm. 

In short, I've been idling ever since I finished in May. Not exactly idling, but its a long story and I thought I'd skip those.With the luxurious amount of free time, I reread all my favourite books, challenged the sleep-inducing classics of "Madame Bovary" , and the ever-thrilling works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "Sherlock Holmes"

I daresay I'll not make through "Madame Bovary". Should probably donate it next.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Its exam season!

I swear, whenever I'm free, I don't think of my blog as much as during my exam period. (Oops!)

If everything goes well, this is going to be my last exam period for degree. (Yes, I'm graduating!)

That is, if everything goes well. So, this is just a little update for anyone who still bother to check my ever-silent blog. Wish me luck coz I want to graduate October 2012!!!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sitting on fences

Its been a while since I last posted.

What got me thinking is Neutrality.

I often hear people say "That's not my problem" or "I don't want to choose between them" when its time to do the right thing.

Maybe it is the smart thing to do sometimes. But I believe when people really have to make a choice, it is often because that choice, is part of the solution.

Which mean, by staying neutral and not contributing to the solution, they become part of the problem.

And it seems, I am not the only one who believe in that.

" Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral." ~ Paulo Freire

"People who demand neutrality in any situation are usually not neutral but in favor of the status quo." ~ Max Eastman

" If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." ~ Bishop Desmond Tutu

Even if its just once. Do the right thing.