• These internal dialogue are like scribblin' away and are only meant for myself, hence at times not edited and not comprehensible at all even to me. If you are curious you are welcome to roam with me freely and to comment on anything as you like.

Saturday, November 24, 2007


Thursday, November 22, 2007

Amazing Grace movie trailer

//William Wilberforce (1759 - 1833)
Wilberforce was an English member of parliament and social reformer who was very influential in the abolition of the slave trade and eventually slavery itself in the British empire. //

//John Newton wrote the words to - Amazing Grace - one of the most beloved hymns of all time between 1760 and 1770, while working as an evangelical pastor. Son of the commander of a merchant ship, Newton was captain of a slave ship for many years, until he underwent a dramatic religious conversion while steering his vessel through a storm.
Repenting and regretting the misery he had inflicted on the thousands of human cargo he had transported across the Middle Passage for many years, he devoted his life to the Church, and wrote the lyrics to many hymns which are still popular today.
In 1780 Newton left Olney to become rector of St. Mary Woolnoth, St. Mary Woolchurch, in London. There he drew large congregations and influenced many, among them William Wilberforce. Newton continued to preach until the last year of life, although he was blind by that time. He died in London December 21, 1807.//

Sunday, November 18, 2007


Last week at my painting blog I have been "roared" by Eric of Scattered Chatter and it meant:
//Shameless says : Those people I've given this award to are encouraged to post it on their own blogs; list three things they believe are necessary for good, powerful writing; and then pass the award on to the five blogs they want to honour, who in turn pass it on to five others, etc etc. Let's send a roar through the blogosphere! The image above can be copied and pasted onto other blogs. Also, a small size of the award for sidebars can be found over at the writing circle site. //

I said to Eric that it is most mistaken to honour me with this award especially it has to do with words & writing, although I do thank him for thinking of me. The truth is words, writing & verbal skill is my weakest link, I am better at visual and tactile skill cause I was born a painter. So I can let you know that I do not write to think of writing well and I do not look for good piece of writing to read, I read to make an emotional connection and to expand my curiosity.

3 things for me making powerful writing:
1/the author risked to open his/her heart.
2/a topic that meant deep to the author.
3/writing with a passion despite of not knowing how.

Before I pass on the award I like to let known that I believe in "blogging without obligation" - a term that I learn from rubyshooz. Those 5 blogs that I pass the award are welcome to chose to respond or not, and I respect their decision.

I would like to pass on the Roar award to:

Hazel of Self vs Self .... Hazel is an artist in Australia, I have always like the direct and honest way she writes. She is definitely an artist that speaks her own voice and not just in her painting but in her writing as well.

Kelly of Dark Victorian .... I like how Kelly sometimes exposing her deeper anguish and feeling, laying them open for you to read. At times her writing is very inspirational., sometimes sweet and sometimes educational. Kelly is also talented in making fashion wear and runs another blog about that.

Eric of 8 mile love grafitti .... Eric is a poet and an exceptional one I think. His poem seems to require the utmost involvement from the reader to take a journey with him ... an out of body experience and this is what I wish to achieve with my painting one day.

Singleton of The Hippie Parade .... Singleton colorful chains of words sent peace, love & hope to every corner of the world. Both Singleton words and Eric poems are not easy for me to read and understand but they have enough power and intrigue to make me go back again and again... I just cannot explain why. Singleton is also a very talented visual artist, an exceptional colorist.

Paddy of Momentary madness ...... Paddy has since said goodbye to the blog sphere, however his impact on me is so hugh that I do not think I would forget about him. I do hope that he'll come back blogging one day and those who know him would very likely agree with me that he deserve this Roar awards even in his absence.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

John Nava - an artist

(click on picture to see his exhibit)
paintings & Tapestries
Printed on his exhibition catalog John said:
In the wake of 9/11, not only did America come together -- the whole world stood with us. “Today,” it was repeated
everywhere, “we are all Americans.” With breathtaking arrogance, exceeded only by stunning incompetence, the
Bush/Cheney administration destroyed that unity in a matter of months.
The disastrous failures of the administration have come at a tragic cost both at home and abroad. And the
aftermath of its tactics have unfairly saddled the young people in these images with a shameful legacy. How could
their parents’ generation have gone along with a trumped-up and irrelevant “preemptive war?” How could they
have accepted a gulag of secret prisons, tacitly approved of torture, tolerated illegal domestic spying and all the rest?
How is it that at each critical juncture, the media and the Democrats were cowed into acquiescence? Could the
administration’s flag-waving and fear mongering really have been so intimidating?
In fact, during the headlong rush to war, millions of people both in America and across the world took to the streets
in opposition to the reckless hubris of the president and his men. Some of the pictures here record the language of
those protests. But their voices were glibly dismissed by the smirking ideologues in charge. Instead, they blundered
on with upside-down strategies that unified and multiplied our enemies even as they divided and alienated our
friends. They eroded American justice and devastated our nation’s moral standing in the world.
And so today our vulnerabilities have hardly diminished. A new attack would, as we saw on 9/11, bring out America’s
best, just as surely as it would fail to defeat us. On the contrary, we are defeated when the enormous tragedy of
such a crime is played on to license illegitimate war and the corruption of a free society.

John Nava
September 6, 2006

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Ponder this....

A friend e-mail me this 3 weeks ago .... :
Subject: Ponder this; no matter what, or how important we might think we are ..... JUST BE HAPPY

Humbling and exhilarating at the same time....
Now, THIS is really fascinating - it's rather dazzling to see it presented this way

I certainly thought this was enlightening. beyond our sun ... it's a big universe

It is more than 1000 light years away.


This is a hubble telescope ultra deep field infrared view of countless "ENTIRE" galaxies billions of light-years away

Below is a close up of one of the darkest regions of the photo above....

HUMBLING, isn't it?
How big are you again?.....
AND how big are the things that upset you today?