Saturday, December 11, 2010

A long Hiatus

Desmonde understood that he has not been writing blogs for a long period of time, call it a hiatus, call it a retreat, call it whatever. The time has slipped away without anyone noticing its sickness, fell into an abyss of distraught, complication, and ultimately soul-searching that is still ongoing, felt at the tip of keypads writing this blog.

Blessed with someone special, her supports and sacrifices, her loves and trusts; which have made wondrous impacts, 
blessed with families & friends around him. Blessed with the magnetic relationship he has mentioned years ago. Blessed with people he met in his lives thus far, both the heartfelt and superficial ones, both alive and dead.

Time has yet to come for a complete return, of insights that outreach to the unfathomable human world that explore the intricacy of psychology and space taken into account the human behaviors and societal mindset.

"Gini's coefficient draws a boundary between the have and have-not, forming a hierarchical separation in anything that is related to human-beings. We see houses meant for the rich, and that we have assumed shanty town is meant for the poor. We see expensive objects are affordable for the rich. No matter how cruel the reality might have chosen to represent itself, the bottom-line that most people have forgotten is about their rights for accessing information, their rights for finding their own true-selves regardless of their circumstances."

Just like the sun, it is neither belongs to Desmonde or you, but Everybody.

Thus, making space viable to all people without hierarchy remains as HIS greatest goal. 

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Little Bamboo


The Son: BOBO

 Special thanks everyone and Dr Tan.

Gone are the days when sweat and tears showering us 24/7.

Thanks for electing me as the Studio Rep. Really learn a lot even it is literally Donkey Works! lolz!

Ok no more long-winded words... let photos refresh our long-lost memories.

Take care, fellow BOBO-ERS!

As I said, I'll keep it short this time. 

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Magnetism of life

Just a lil thought...... I have been fascinated by the way magnet works especially the invincible forces that pull them together/apart. However it is pretty sarcastic to equate this with life - magnet stands for our social network . Kidding? No. If we perceive in this way:

Human as a basic entity represents ITself as a bar of magnet. It possesses at least a streak of polarizing behaviors as most of us do; sometimes it rains within us; other times we are sunshine to someone. Whatever it is, such natural phenomenon are usually cast in the internal. Most of the time human only speaks to their heart, purely a monologue going on in a simple yet complicated bio-mechanism. Sailing along the coast of ice bergs, with no sense of direction where the North & South poles are, they are typically resilient to find their "counter-poles". But things do get uneasy when there is a head-to-head collision between the same pole.

Are we opportunistic? While one believes he is unbiased, maybe we are just being selective in forming magnetic bonds. We don't work well with people of different channel and that's an inconvenient truth. So in a way, we are choosy for the sake of our happiness. Most of the time, we are just occasionally attached to a certain kind of Clicks/groups,   then when the temporal dimension changes, we are no longer bonded to each other. N-S bond turn into N-N bond. Let us just imagine ourselves as tiny little magnets...floating in the fluid of the motherearth... some bonded..some un-bonding...some departed... A pool of magnet so to speak.



To be frank, right now I am feeling some magnets breaking apart, like a demise of the Star, of the Sun, and the subsequent planetary deformation  taking place in an unknown galaxy. I have lost some bondings with some magnets earlier... and the only culprit I can think of is the Time.

Sooner or later  I shall find new magnetic pools...of which I am unsure whether the Vicious cycle has yet to take place. Even if the previous bonds were to be recovered, the resultant forces are not as great as the great olden days as we used to have.

Now I am scared, like, really.

But if you are lost in the physical world, this fat colonial guy might be your best guide. Cuz his finger is always pointing to the North. Don't believe me? Try to map the location on the signboard above.

Well, Penang Time Square is a huge Magnetic Compass thanks to the Sculptor. Freshly made in a warehouse at Perak Road. Now I see, why I am not lost Physically.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

System Theory of Conveyor Belt

Directed by: 丹
Narrated by: 迪

Ever thought life is a linear production? Of raw materials in the pre-manufacture state being passed through series of factory production before finally squeezed into nicely-fitted,  dazzling boxes as the end products. We saw the professions of engineers, architects, doctors, accountants... conquered by people from all walks of life via obsolete stories; often grandmother's tales; one who studied hard, one who graduated with flying colors subsequently recruited into MNC's, big firm, then came 30 and bell rang for the life knot to be tied. Perfect. As a post-climax, story was subdued to the emergence of new lives, fatherhood came on duty regardless of Jack or Jill. At this turning point, Hokkien people usually termed it in an ironic way:" Ho Mia eh ko cho Pa Pa Liao."

That explains what we are doing everyday.

Delve into question that has long present with an answer. We knew it, even Calculator is not on par with a Tarot card, for the latter to be more precise. We will be convinced by the cruel reality that Money is our boss that we can't live without. Sooner or later, a fresh job offers us $2500~$3000 for donkey works. We will be kind enough to pull the cart but grudge the pain every single minute. Then we keep looking for chances to escape from ultimate debts. There we go, ride a merry-go-round from a freshie to Senior Engineer to Assistant Director consciously reminding ourselves of our untrimmed beard. Kids grown up and voila we've done a Great Job!

Another Tom would probably ended up as Uni Lecturer.
Same fate as Dick but he's a bit unlucky, branched out to become investor to cover his piling debts.
Well, Harry might be the lone ranger, a software innovater who found his niche area after tired of 45 office hours weekly.

But we are all moving in a SINGLE direction except for Harry (maybe, I'm not competent to say no)

For God's sake, we are the Obedient enough to the hypocritical Reality. Kinda intoxicated in his sweet words, study for the sake of dangling carrots. Work for the sake of money. Where did our Dream go? And his counterpart, Passion? Did we just tear them apart?

A medicine student might dare to dream of saving the world, construct a better tomorrow...but eventually realizes saving the world might be a lil too far...why not saving his pocket first? And so practitioners who charge $50 for a packet of pills are so prevalent especially during the midnight. We can't be more ignorant, that going against the law of economics is a suicidal act. Same as architect and others.


As some big guys would probably indoctrinate you escaping from such "viscous cycle" of reality only by far-sighted investment or the notorious pyramidal scheme. Perhaps those hypocrites have been trying to deliver a more sensible principle which we dubbed "the SIDEWAY theory". Rather than progressing yourself in a linear projection, spreading it in side way directions could perhaps get you out of the grandmother story. A new experience of broadening horizon, as one would go "deep and breadth, wide and across" instead of "deep and into".

For example, somebody pursuing Electronic Engineering with a passion in Photography might find his niche area in Engineering photography. (a new field that nobody has explored before indeed!). OR somebody with a degree in Botany but passionate on servicing people...might eventually realized his potential as Botanic TourGuide after investing himself on a part-time Tourism course.

So then new field are being explored day by day...while we sit down and question how the hell these creative people thought of such field? and making it an invention. Perhaps innovator is solely a "sideway" advocate. So do some called it "Creativity is the root of successful entrepreneur ".

A new world requires a compounded integration.

Everyone is a designer. Forgetting your initial dream means forgetting your own self. Doing for the sake of doing it, but not for the values. An economist is a designer; for his specially formulated financial package to aid the underprivileged. (though not many seem to have such initiatives)

Guess too much to be absorbed...let's end with a Phenomenon:

"A" girl was born with a silver spoon. Everything was planned for her right from nursery to the tertiary. She enjoys everyday as much as she hates her controlled life; then she pursues her degree somewhere in the States without having a single worry for money. There she goes. Experiencing snows, attending nice spectacular fairy tales' wedding, got a nice bf...
"B" girl is not that lucky..comes from a poor family yet facing difficulty in study. Family background forced her to drop-out, working full-time to support herself.In contrast, she's a Urban Cinderella..who awaits the imaginary prince.

What makes A different from B? Money? or Spatial Value of Money - iPhone, Laptop, Sportcar... that has to do with Distributional justice? a fairer resource distribution? Imagine B is poor but living in a comfort house, carrying iPhone, Laptop, nice car without intervention of the money.

SO we've got you the System Theory of Conveyor Belt.
Dare to Dream? Your call.

有一些人浪花滔滔, 生活却不了风骚

尽管长江后浪推前浪, 始终一代不如一代烂。








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