Tag Archives: Random

My heart skips, skips a beat

27 Sep

Seriously?

I thought these places only exist in my dreams. What I would kill to have ’em all.

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Imagine, having dinner here every night. Under the stars, in the moonlight.

 

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On a practical note, imagine if it starts pouring heavily. You get a mini pool. Doesn’t sound all that bad as well

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This place is amazing, and you wouldn’t believe that it is in a shophouse in Singapore. Looks more like a luxury villa than a home though.
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One day, some day.

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Putting Life in Perspective

12 Jun

Life is a beautiful mess.
Disarray.
Sometimes, that’s what we need.

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We just need more time.

Keep calm

28 Mar

Pictures with a calming effect on me. PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketI need a distraction. a change. whatever. Trying to get by day after day.

I like to ramble

12 Nov

So, while I was waiting for that girl to finish her dinner with her ex-colleague, I spent an hour at MPH’s history section, on a Friday night. As much as it sounds sad, I think I enjoyed my time there, without having her rush me out. I’m amazed at myself really, spending an hour at one section when there was only 1 shelf  which was dedicated for history/politics.

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The Other Schindlers 

by

Agnes Grunwald-Spier

After flipping through almost all the books that interested me there, I decided on this book. And it was also cos the store ran out of Schindler’s Ark which I really wanted that’s why I settled on this instead.

And because I still had about 2 more hours to kill, I headed to the quietest Starbucks at Citylink and plonked myself at a comfy corner and started reading. Green tea latte, cheese bagel, cheery christmas songs and a history book, what more could I ask for? My Friday night was well spent alone and I’m not complaining (:

here ends this ridiculously  meaningless post!

 

Humanity is Dead

25 Oct

SAVAGELY BEATEN, TIED TO A LAMPPOST AND BURNED ALIVE

A gay man who was killed and left at the side of the road with ‘horrific’ injuries could have been the victim of a homophobic attack, it has emerged.

It’s believed Stuart Walker, 28, was beaten and burned alive before he was tied to a lamppost and left there in the early hours of Saturday morning.

His charred remains were found by a member of the public at 5am on Saturday in Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland.
Full article at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2052522/Man-beaten-burned-alive-victim-homophobic-attack.html#ixzz1bkspWrBx 

 
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Who would imagine that hate crime could lead to such acts of monstrosity. Sometimes I wonder what has become of mankind.
 
Is there really a need for such intense hatred? Hatred for the social group who might be different in race, religion, sexual orientation?
 
How does anyone sow the seeds of abomination for people whom they barely even know? And to carry out such drastic acts is beyond my imagination.
 
Sigh sigh, enough of these pessimistic thoughts. I still have a flicker of hope that love exists!
 
 

Old School Love

21 Oct

Saw this in the news yesterday, and it’s been making its rounds.

Despite everything that’s going on in the world, it’s comforting to know such love still exists..

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Couple Married 72 Years Dies Holding Hands

The couple died an hour apart.

A devoted Iowa couple married for 72 years died holding hands in the hospital last week, exactly one hour apart.

The passing reflected the nature of their marriage, where, “As a rule, everything was done together,” said the couple’s daughter Donna Sheets, 71.

Gordon Yeager, 94, and his wife Norma, 90, left their small town of State Center, Iowa, on Wednesday to go into town, but never made it. A car accident sent the couple to the emergency room and intensive care unit with broken bones and other injuries. But, even in the hospital, their concerns were each other.

“She was saying her chest hurt and what’s wrong with Dad? Even laying there like that, she was worried about Dad,” said the couple’s son, Dennis Yeager, 52. “And his back was hurting and he was asking about Mom.”

When it became clear that their conditions were not improving, the couple was moved into a room together in beds side-by-side where they could hold hands.

“They joined hands; his right hand, her left hand,” Sheets said.

Gordon Yeager died at 3:38 p.m. He was no longer breathing, but the family was surprised by what his monitor showed.

“Someone in there said, ‘Why, then, when we look at the monitor is the heart still beating?'” Sheets recalled. “The nurse said Dad was picking up Mom’s heartbeat through Mom’s hand.”

“And we thought, ‘Oh my gosh, Mom’s heart is beating through him,'” Dennis Yeager said.

Norma Yeager died exactly an hour later.

“Dad used to say that a woman is always worth waiting for,” Dennis Yeager said. “Dad waited an hour for her and held the door for her.”

The inseparable couple was engaged and married within 12 hours in 1939 on the day Norma Yeager graduated from high school.

“She graduated from high school on May 26, 1939, at about 10 a.m., and at about 10 p.m. that night she was married to my dad at his sister’s house,” Sheets said.

The vibrant duo had a “very, very full life.”

They worked as a team. They traveled together, they were in a bridge club together and they worked in a Chevrolet dealership, creamery and other businesses together.

“They always did everything together,” Sheets said. “They weren’t apart. They just weren’t.”

Dennis Yeager described his father as an “outgoing” and “hyper” man who was still working on the roof of his house and sitting cross-legged with no problem at age 90.

“The party didn’t start until he showed up,” he said. “He was the outgoing one and she supported him by being the giver. She supported Dad in everything. And he would’ve been lost without her.”

Dennis Yeager said it is strange today to go into his parents’ home and see the “two chairs side-by-side that they sat in all the time,” empty. He said it was in those chairs that his parents cheered on the Arizona sports teams they loved and rarely missed an episode of “Wheel of Fortune” and “The Price Is Right.”

According to their orbituary, besides their children, the Yeagers are survived by her sister, Virginia Kell, and his brother, Roger Yeager, as well as 14 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Their grandson Randy Yeager said he has been inspired in his own 13-year marriage by his grandparents’ loving and lasting marriage.

“Grandpa and I were talking this summer about all of the people getting divorced for this reason or that and he mentioned that nobody stays together anymore,” Randy Yeager wrote to ABCNews.com in an email. “I told [him] that my wife Mara and I would never be getting a divorce and he said, ‘That’s because you’re old school, like me!’

“That was one of the greatest compliments I could have ever received and one I will strive to live up to for the rest of my life,” Randy Yeager said.

The couple were put in a casket together holding hands for their funeral this week, but are being cremated and will have their ashes mixed before burial.

“All their life has been together,” Sheets said. “So, when it came to the funeral home, the family asked, ‘Can we have them put in the casket together holding hands?’ Because that’s the way their life was.”

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If only life was still as simple as in the past.

Weird Interest or Fear?

22 Sep

Chancing upon Trutv was an unforeseen encounter. I was in fact trolling the web reading on archaeology findings, when it led me to an article on the case of Mary Bell. Both subjects definitely are of no relevance to each other, but thanks to Google!

I digress.

The Case of Mary Bell became was the media’s talk of the town back then in 1968, England. Mary Bell who was 10 at that time was charged with the manslaughter of 2 boys – Martin Brown (4 years old) and Brian Howe (3 years old). I ended up reading on the story on Wikipedia, and then later on Trutv.

Trutv had the full re-enactment of the case, and also recounted the specific details of Mary Bell’s interrogation with the police as well as her trial in court. It revealed her as an emotionally disturbed child who at a young tender age could carry out murders or tortures with no remorse, but rather excitement. Her actions were shocking and unbelievable even for an adult, much less a 10 year old girl. It’s almost impossible to summarise the 24 chapters I read on Trutv. Surprisingly, her sentence was 12 years only. Of course, 12 years is a long time – more than a decade. I shan’t opinionate further though.

Trutv has a whole range of other stories of crimes, serial killers etc which I have been skimming through, and I think it will be next most visited site.

Now, am I weird to have such great interest in real crimes? I tend to randomly read Wikipedia on infamous cases, and then link from one story to another, be it murder, rape or otherwise.  I could go on and on. And then wonder how did mankind become as such. How is it even possible for someone to carry out such acts?

I have been thinking if I have a serious case of malfunction somewhere in my brains, since I get easily intrigued and interested in such cases. I decided to google it! Apparently women are interested in reading true crime stories more than men and this interest is driven by fear. Fear that it might happen to them. And as the weaker gender, learn to protect themselves and be extra vigilant to their surroundings.

Maybe it’s not just some weird interest, reading to pass my time. But perhaps, subconsciously it’s my fear.