Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Deepak Chopra Apology

Have always thought Deepak Chopra preyed on Western fixation with Oriental mysticism and esoteric spiritualism using his own interpretations to make money from the kuai lohs.


 The apology:


Dawkins vs Cardinal George Pell on Q&A (10-4-2012)

It appears that the Roman Catholic Church needs to evolve...or face extinction.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Missing You

12th July came and 12th July went. I thought about it before it arrived but remembered it again only after it had passed. It has been 5 years since Jeannie passed away and it is the first time I had overlooked her death anniversary on the day itself. Does this mean I miss her any less? Perhaps so, I don't really know but miss her we still do. But something odd has been happening the last couple of months.

On numerous occasions during that time, I have woken up to find my wedding ring missing from my finger and on the bed (sometimes on the floor!). 

I would have unconsciously (subconsciously?) taken it off during the night and it has happened a few times even when I was in Jakarta where I have had to go rather often recently. Luckily, I have always been conscious quite immediately that the ring was not on my finger and recovered it before some stranger found it. Was I trying to tell myself something or is it Jeannie? I don't think I will ever know the real answer but to be safe, I now keep the ring in a secure place just in case.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Wither Post Production Studios?

Is the world of social media marketing hastening the twilight of large post production houses by heralding the dawn of a new breed of service providers armed with talent, digital technology and lightweight equipment? The days of charging premium rates and maintaining a stable of full-time audio/video engineers are as numbered as the relevance of those aging engineers who are unable to compete with the adaptability and energy of the new breed of younger counterparts who seem able to do more with less.

Has the death knell for such conventional studios been sounded and the fate of a whole generation of audio/video engineers sealed? Will they soon find that their once cushy jobs have disappeared with the new paradigm and they would be forced to hunt for their own work? 

But how can parasites become hunters when they have made careers out of sucking marrow off the bones of carcasses? The "carcasses" being same old, same old ad agency clientele brought in by self-glorified "account managers" who in turn succeed only by being sycophantic to specific ad agency bosses... till as it has, the gravy train grinds to a halt of course. Time to call a spade a spade and scroungers will always be scroungers. Or is it about coming down from one's high horse? 

Is this,

being replaced by this?

Monday, 9 July 2012

R.I.P. Paul Ponnudurai

Used to know him when he played at a pub called "Online" in Damansara Kim and as a guest performer at Melawati Club in the 90s with Albert Sirimal and Vijay David. 

A good man and a great talent.

LGE - CSL Debate (8th July 2012) Part 3

A strategic mistake by CSL to take on LGE at this time. Too much baggage.

LGE - CSL Debate (8th July 2012) Part 2

With this kind of performance, CSL not even worthy to be on the same stage...not answering the questions directly.

Now it is obvious why the son of CSL is the way he is showing himself to be.

LGE - CSL Debate (8th July 2012) Part 1

MCA in the hole...