14 December 2012

Friday! Whee! A nice rainy week. I have been reading and doing a bit of drawing. Most of it all, I have been chatting with the little squirrel. Haha.

13 December 2012

"Religious belief is a totalitarian belief. It is the wish to be a slave. It is the desire that there be an unalterable, unchallengeable, tyrannical authority who can convict you of thought crime while you are asleep, who can subject you - who must, indeed, subject you - to total surveillance around the clock every waking and sleeping minute of your life - I say, of your life - before you're born and, even worse and where the real fun begins, after you're dead. A celestial North Korea. Who wants this to be true? Who but a slave desires such a ghastly fate? I've been to North Korea. It has a dead man as its president, Kim Jong-Il is only head of the party and head of the army. He's not head of the state. That office belongs to his deceased father, Kim Il-Sung. It's a necrocracy, a thanatocracy. It's one short of a trinity I might add. The son is the reincarnation of the father. It is the most revolting and utter and absolute and heartless tyranny the human species has ever evolved. But at least you can fucking die and leave North Korea!"

Christopher Hitchens

12 December 2012

Dreary day.

Pompous and pretentious

Pompous and pretentious. That was the impression I got from that 'death vibe' and the stereotypical love of certain imagery and music, for instance, Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet. It is trite and predictable. Then, there are the political cartoons, done in a school textbook style. And more proclamations of death and so forth. Has he ever looked at himself in a mirror? Has he ever really thought about things instead of adopting such a posture?

11 December 2012

I had a restful sleep last night, the most restful in a while. I feel wonderful today!

How was this effected? By sleeping half an hour earlier! I need to rein in my hours and get sufficient sleep.
A wonderful weekend. A dinner at Shaslik which bring back memories. A walk around Marina Bay.
It doesn't look like I will be travelling anywhere this year. Hong Kong is going to be expensive at the end of the year. I will probably go in January.