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Showing posts from July, 2007

Campus Comedy (Tragedy?)

I love my campus. I love the shady trees that line Reid Avenue and Thurston Road and the pretty yellow flowers that bloom and fall ever so gently on the young lovers who underneath. On early mornings I enter uni through Thurston Road entrance, and walk down the path past the Open Canteen, past the Math department, along the campus grounds, and I have felt the eternal youth that resides in these quarters, of truth and beauty and freedom…And yet, sometimes I do wonder what is going on inside certain people’s heads. The way these people act is so illogical and perplexing – not to mention disgusting. What am I getting at here? For one thing, I have noticed there seems to be a new breed of male students who have taken up the habit of passing snide comments to their fellow female students (on the way they dress). Yes, I do know that this is common practice in our much ‘cultured’ isle but really, I have spent four years at UOC and no one had anything to say to me inside uni – until these twe…

PopCo - Read it!

I recently came across this book 'PopCo' by Scarlett Thomas. Its what is apparently known as 'Mathematical Fiction'. Non-math ppl, don't go away though! Its not technical at all ...It discusses stuff ranging from Cryptography , Reimann Hypothesis and Alan Turing to homeopathic remedies when you're 'feeling like glass' and even a cake recipe for a cake called 'Let them eat cake'!.. This book is loads of fun and can send your imagination overdrive.

I suppose its central character Alice being a sort of geek gal, it would appeal to fellow geeks (like me)!
Apart from being a fun read, it also questions some things that we take for granted today. Like, how much lies are consumers forced to digest by the corporate propaganda.
Certain info on how milk is produced freaked me out totally that I havent been able to drink milk without a guilty conscience for days!

Closing comment from the book : Change the World

Goodbbye to you, my trusted friend . . .

All good things must come to an end. All joyful welcomes must end in tearful adieus.And so I say goodbye to you, my most trusted and loyal canine friend.I wish I had talked to you more, given you more hugs, played more silly games … I wish … I wish …I hope you were brave in the face of death when the time came. I hope that Death’s scythe fell swiftly and caused you no pain. Were you really happy with us? Was the love and care that we gave you really enough? I only know that in a treacherous world, your love for me was unquestioning and unconditional, and for that I am thankful forevermore…