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Of Chopsticks and Laptops

last week I was in HongKong! Well Singapore too, but mostly in HK. And the trip was great! By far my best vacation ever!
Sooo what can I say about HK?..Hmmm its a nice place...The people were friendly and it was soooo chinese!
OK I know HK belongs to China but I guess I was expecting something like Singapore which is very multi cultural. Supposedly it is winter in HK now but the weather never went below 22 - 24 degrees during my stay. Although everyone I saw were wearing jackets and sweaters and stuff..I was like 'Oh come on its not that cold' but later felt too self conscious to parade in the streets without wearing any warm clothes myself.
Ha ha

The food was...erm to be honest I skipped the local cuisine this time. I learned my lesson the last time I went to KL. So it was basically McDonalds and BurgerKing for me..Although I did try these small stuff called Dim Sums - which was OK.
And I can now eat with chopsticks! yay! I achieved this while in Disneyland. Well obviously my ch…

A Suicide Bomber and I

On Saturday, I saw that grotesque video of the suicide bomb attack in Narahenpita. The sight of the woman's body getting blasted into two separate parts was ... unnerving to say the least. But the part that shook me to the core was that the girl (suicide bomber) was born in '83. Same age as me.
Here was a person who was born in the same year as I. A girl like me. A girl like many of my friends. Correction : A girl who was so like and unlike me at the same time.

What happened to her to make her do what she did?

I am in NO way sympathizing with suicide bombers.

But I cannot help but wonder what happened to the real girl - the one who played with kittens when she was small. The one who danced in front of the mirror when no one was looking. The one who could have grown up into a girl with dreams in her eyes.
But she didnt...