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Why? October 30, 2008

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Do you ever wonder what goes in people’s minds ? You know ,people sitting next to you in the bus or the train. People who’re just passing you by on the streets …Well dressed ,poor dressed, bad dressed ..big..small ..ugly …beautiful…etc

The thing is, each one of us have our own personal screams no body cares to listen to. No matter how loud we or our situation shouts. I am getting all philisophical because today , my office mate said a young man just passed her by and jumped in front of a moving train.  

               

“…Why do the babies starve
When there’s enough food to feed the world
Why when there’re so many of us
Are there people still alone

Why are the missiles called peace keepers
When they’re aimed to kill
Why is a woman still not safe
When she’s in her home

Love is hate
War is peace
No is yes
And we’re all free …”

Halloween…November 4th… October 29, 2008

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America is on yet another historical juncture now. This presidential election is historical regardless of how the final results will turn out. Every other person I spoke to about it thinks something would go wrong on election day and obama might not make it in. Some say Americans are just not ready to see a non- white president. No matter what the rhetoric is for the media ,its just difficult to say people would in fact cast their votes for Obama. Others think the election might be rigged or some over looked laws and or by laws would be used to prohibit people from voting. A lot of my friends also say they have already voted. I do not think America has ever been this  uncertain of the out come of elections. I tried to look for independent observers to volunteer on election day but have not been able to find one yet. My personal views on the election:

  • I want Obama in the White House for the racial statement his presence would make.
  • I don’t think he would change much in American politics. Especially, over seas policies.
  • I think he is much better than the Republican Candidates.  

In the meantime, live goes on. After endless rambling about my camera I finally managed to get a new one as a gift. Lesson learned , rambling pays off.  Perfect timing for Halloween is here. On the 31st New york will hold its annual Halloween parade. We are betting how many people would dress up like Sara Palin…lol.

I Promise to put up some pics of the parade.

Here and there in freezing New York October 21, 2008

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New York is freezing by the day. My work colleagues tell me to “shut up!” whenever I complain about that saying I haven’t seen the worst of it yet. Of course, the cold has not made me stay indoors. On Saturday, I went to Coney Island the Atlantic beach town. It looked deserted with a real cold wind. I tried to read a little but couldn’t stay long as I would have whenever I am near a water body. I was surprised to meet a lot of eastern Europeans.

               

Sunday, I checked out the climate change exhibition at the Natural history Museum. I wasn’t stunned. A bit expensive but not as engaging as I thought It would(should)be. A lot of information with some illustrations. I was able to understand the climate change challenge much better. I saw a real coal and learned that soft drinks really are acidic and only 2 HP level lower than batteries. Though, I will still drink Coke.I learned that there are floating houses in Netherlands and a 1991 eruption of Mt Pinatubo in Philippines released some 15 billion mostly sulfur-dioxide molecules to the atmosphere and it shaded earth for more than 2 years. There are  a lot  of things to see in the Museum for free as well.History about ancient Asia, Latin America and Africa(very small and limited session,though).

In the meantime ,NY is amazing . There is always something to see: whether its people dancing or singing on the streets or just sitting some where in time square after work and enjoying the non-stopping crowd.