The Last Time I Was Here

 

The breeze is soft and gentle

A ticklish luring leer

Not blistery freezing cold

Like the last time I was here

 

The stars are bright and perfect

The moon is crystal clear

Not shrouded in the clouds

Like the last time I was here

 

The grasses come alive

With the glow of fireflies

The crickets’ constant chirping

Fills the quiet of the night

 

We climb the rolling hill

See the diamond lake go still

Our hearts beat strong, and faster

When time itself goes still

 

And the world has only me and you

Your flashing eyes deep azure blue

I feel my breathing slowing

I find myself drawn closer too

 

Where I belong is next to you

Where there’s no pain or tears or fear

Not alone and wandering in the dark

Like the last time I was here

 

We huddle together side-by-side

Your sweet warmth close and near

Not a distant dream or fantasy

Like the last time I was here

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That Crumpled Sheet

That crumpled sheet

It represents

The thorn inside my heart

And gradually,

With demon hands,

It’s tearing me apart

 

That cursed white sheet

Spells out the nights

With cold nightmares alone

There is no sleep –

No sleep in sight

For fear of the unknown

 

That pale white sheet,

It glares at me

Like portraits on a wall

Endless repeats –

A prophecy

Of how far I will fall

 

That silent sheet

Speaks more words than

I ever want to hear

It echoes deep

And from it ran

A mournful cry sincere

 

That tattered sheet

With ink and grime

Soaked with my countless tears

I can’t believe

Just how much time

I’ve wasted all these years

 

That vital sheet

It played a part

In twisting up my fate

I tried to cheat

And lost my heart

It’s a thing for me to hate

 

That shredded sheet

Now shred by me

And anger fueled by pain

I kill the seed

Cause now I see

Its hold will never wane

 

My spirit was sold, to

That burning sheet

The deed is finally done

It’s tightened hold

Dispels in heat

Its secret’s finally gone

 

That smoldering sheet

Does not control

My fate and destiny

And Gradually

The fire goes cold

The flames they still recede

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Toni Morrison “…

Toni Morrison
“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”
― Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

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I’m now on WattPad : )

http://www.wattpad.com/29111037-appear

http://www.wattpad.com/29110548-the-virtual-web

 

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I never thought it would turn out this way…

Helllllo all Dreamers!I wrote this Short Story for a national writing contest by braiding 3 different storylines together. Enjoy! : )

Flash! Fiction Writing Contest by NLB

Question: If you could tell a story about your relationship with your father, how would you tell it?

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Animal Love?

Sweet Love… (sigh) SO  perfect!

His eyes are looking straight at me…to my very soul…

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Bank for Kids by Kids

Young people make up a huge proportion of the workforce because they are so cheap to employ, he says. They carry out domestic work for wealthier families and operate lathes in motorcycle repair shops. Wages range from 20 taka (16p) up to 120 taka (£1) for more skilled labourers.

“There are no rules and regulations, no official working hours and no salary structure,” says Alam. “There is no leave, no scope for education and no entertainment.”

Most have no way of saving their earnings, either. “If they ask their employer to look after it, they will often withhold some of it to try and prevent the children leaving their jobs.”

Holding on to the cash can pose even greater risks. Many of the children sleep rough and theft can be rife.

A legal ruling in Bangladesh means that children under 18 need an adult to co-sign an application for a bank account. “These children quite often don’t live with their parents,” says Lundbak. “[Some] have been kicked out from home and they’re living in the street, this simply doesn’t work for them.”

In response to the problem, the charity created Chayabrikhkho in 2007 which allows the children to deposit their money, staffed by the children themselves on a voluntary basis.

Teller

I am volunteering as an accountant here – now I know a lot about the banking system”

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Batman caught on film!!!

Wingsuit flyer dives through hole in Chinese mountain

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-15057234

 

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60 Reasons why da World is Awesome!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7C6nRuiCDsoReason 8: Dolphins can call each other by name…

Reason 15: There are 400 billion stars in our Galaxy…

Reason 19: There are 100 trillion atoms in each of our cells, and 100 trillion cells in the average human body…

AND a marine ribbon worm that grows up to 55m long is the longest animal on earth and is longer than the blue whale!

ANDDDDD, the average adult has a lot of potential energy stored up in them – the equivalent of 30 hydrogen bombs to be precise…

Watch the Video for more cool facts!!! ; )

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Funny Vid on Learning with a powerful message

This Guy is so funny! I think he is only 10 years old…
Kid President’s Pep Talk to Teachers and Students!
Kid President believes we’re all teachers and we’re all students. What are you teaching the world? Who are you learning from? Share this with a special teach…

 

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Last Exit

This is a very nice poem by Helen Valentina. 2 Thumbs-up!

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Waiting as it hits
Lingering by your door
Creating a memory

My last exit
Like the one before
Returning to me

This time is the end
No more may I turn
And re-enter the room

Goodbye my friend
I cannot return
Flowers cease to bloom

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

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Which step are you on? What steps are you going to take today to reach your goal? Don’t give up! : )

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Putin’s BOSS light&water show…

Fireworks and a light and water show

Fireworks and a light and water show illuminate the night sky during the G20 summit at the Grand Palace in Peterhof, the czarist summer estate outside St Petersburg, Russia.

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Goat: “I dun care about your roof!…………..what’s a roof?”

A goat stands on the roof of a hut

A goat stands on the roof of a hut at the break of dawn, on the Auerberg mountain near Bernbeuren in southern Germany.

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BOSS…

The US Brig Niagara fires one of its gun

The US Brig Niagara fires one of its guns while cruising east in Presque Isle Bay after leading the nine-ship Parade of Sail during the Tall Ships Erie festival in Philadelphia.

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Awesome Scenery at Cumbria, UK

Early autumn reflections in Buttermere
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This poem is cool : )

 

By Terry Krazzywolf Dobson 3 September 06:36
Draft poem for 100,000 Poets for Change 2013 – What price peace?

Twisted corpses with fisted hands
A grotesque burlesque of death
Stiffened Sarin sarcophagi of flesh
Slain on Syrian streets of slaughter
Chemical weapons that ought not to be
But aren’t all weapons ultimately
Chemical in nature
The gunpowder in the bullet
The explosive in the cluster bomb
Aren’t they then all wrong?

In Britain death is black and white
Helpless creatures culled
To satisfy bloodlust of parliament
But now Cameron is clamouring
For more blood to be spilled
But his lust is unfulfilled
No matter how skilled in lies
The country at last denies him

Only the rich revel in war
Their profits soar
As arms sales rocket
And fill their pockets
What price peace
When more bombs drop
To call a stop to civil war
Surgical strikes they call them
But surgery takes skill
The aim not to kill
But to heal

A bomb has no eyes
To recognise innocent face
There is no place safe from harm
Before the scorching storm
That ignites the calm skies
And rains down death

There will be no peace
Until profit and greed
Are superseded by a higher ideal
When rich men fall from grace
And the false corporate face torn away
Faults revealed for world to see
When passion turns to compassion
There may come an end to misery
And humanity may at last
Find its humanity

 

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What this guy will earn in 7 days will be more than what most people will earn in a DECADE! Over-rated? Over-paid? YOU decide.

It is ultimately up to football fans to tell these companies when to hit the breaks.Gareth Bale's contract: £85.3m over six years; £300,000 a week; £42,857 per day; £14.22m per year

BTW

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Real Madrid has an estimated debt of close to 600m euros!

@ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23931053

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Obama statement on Syria – Very Touching and Inspiring!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-23918149

Extracts:

“Here’s my question for every member of Congress and every member of the global community: What message will we send if a dictator can gas hundreds of children to death in plain sight and pay no price?”

 

We cannot raise our children in a world where we will not follow through on the things we say, the accords we sign, the values that define us. So just as I will take this case to Congress, I will also deliver this message to the world.”

“Out of the ashes of world war, we built an international order and enforced the rules that gave it meaning.”

“And we lead with the belief that right makes might – not the other way around.”

I wasn’t elected to avoid hard decisions. And neither were the members of the House and the Senate.”

 

 

 

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abraham Maslow’s five sets of needs that drive human motivation … this is the modern version : )

Maslow's hierarchy with 'WIFI' scrawled underneath the base level

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BBC: “Darren Conway’s report contains images viewers may find extremely distressing.” Me: “Understatement of the year.”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-23892594

Apparently the Syrian Govt. dropped an INCENDIARY BOMB on a PLAYGROUND FULL OF KIDS!!!!!

Bullets, rockets, chemicals, napalm burns…

This is a horror story that just keeps getting worse and worse!

Have we failed these suffering Syrians who are waiting for a response from the rest of the world?

bbc.co.uk

The burnt school grounds…

itv.comindependent.co.uk

Victims of the chemical attack…

Now, the rich Syrians who dun care enough…

What about us? What does our picture look like?

 

 

 

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US ‘ready’ to launch Syria strike

American forces are “ready” to launch a strike on Syria if President Barack Obama gives an order to attack, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel tells the BBC.

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel (19 August 2013)

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Syria conflict: ‘Chemical attacks’ kill hundreds – If this is true, I think the Syrian Government has a lot to answer for! Chemical weapons are atrocious!

Image from timesofisrael.com

Human Horror!

Rockets with toxic agents were launched at the suburbs of the Ghouta region early on Wednesday as part of a major bombardment on rebel forces, say Syrian activists.

However, state-run news agency Sana said the claims were “baseless” and an attempt to distract UN weapons inspectors.

Footage uploaded to YouTube from the scene by activists shows many people being treated in makeshift hospitals.

The videos show victims, including many children, having convulsions. Others are apparently immobile and have difficulty breathing.

The BBC has not been able to authenticate the footage fully, but based on additional checks made, it is believed to be genuine.

“Many of the casualties are women and children.

Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-23777201

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If opportunity doesn’t knock , build a door

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Writers Love and hate their characters…

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Teen Builds Basement Nuclear Reactor

 

Itching for a challenging science project, two years ago Thiago Olson decided to build a small nuclear reactor. He had limited funds, limited space in his garage, and little engineering know-how. After all, he was only 15.

With a year of research and another of building, Olson pulled it off, joining a club of fewer than 20 amateurs in the world who are known to have created fusors – tabletop machines that fuse atoms to produce energy…

SO, I would think twice before underestimating the abilities of teenagers. Some do put in the hard work and not all are addicted to gaming : )

Feeling inspired? Why not try something crazy yourself? ; )

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See article at: http://www.popsci.com/diy/article/2007-03/popsci-videoteen-builds-basement-nuclear-reactor?src=related&con=outbrain&obref=obinsite

List of Teenage inventors @ http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2011-08/high-school-inventors-2011?page=1

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Norway PM Jens Stoltenberg masquerades as a taxi driver – If I lived in Norway, I would Vote for him! (at least when I come of age to vote) : )

Mr Stoltenberg said it was the first time he had driven for eight years

Norwegian PM Jens Stoltenberg spent an afternoon working incognito as a taxi driver in Oslo, he has revealed.

Mr Stoltenberg said he had wanted to hear from real Norwegian voters and that taxis were one of the few places where people shared their true views.

He wore sunglasses and an Oslo taxi driver’s uniform for the shift in June, only revealing his identity once he was recognised by his passengers.

His exchanges with his passengers were captured on a hidden camera.

“Start Quote

I’m pretty well known in Oslo, but I tend to sit in the back seat”

Jens Stoltenberg Prime minister

The footage – made in collaboration with an advertising company – has been posted on the prime minister’s Facebook page and made into a film which will be used as part of his campaign for re-election in September…

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Could a near-supersonic tube be the future of transport?

Plans for a transport system that would carry people between cities at nearly the speed of sound have been proposed by an American inventor and entrepreneur.

Elon Musk, the founder of PayPal, is proposing a system which could transport people between Los Angeles and San Francisco, a journey of nearly 400 miles, in less than an hour.

Peter Bowes reports @ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-23678412

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: ) Here is a new essay I just wrote; It had to be cut down to 999 words for submission for an essay tournament. Update: This won 2nd Place in the A.C.T.S Essay tournament : )

I had a headache.

It’s not as mild as a migraine. It is in a class of its own.

Let me tell you why I have a headache; why me ears are bleeding torrents.

The first reason…

Smoke billows everywhere – an acidic fog. The stench of Sulphur from the explosions smells like mountains of rotten eggs.

The explosions get close and personal with shells falling all around me.  They are deafening! – In the literal sense.

The smoke is just as dangerous as the dancing flames that are consuming fallen trees…and my fallen men. Burns send stabbing pain through my legs each step I take. The smoke has my lungs on fire; I am gasping for oxygen…

I race through the dead, smouldering forest of trees. Bombs from zero fighters thunder all around me. A blinding flash – a shell, lands to my left. I throw myself to the ground as the first shock waves arrive.

Then I hear something new – the rattling of machine gun fire as the forest floor erupts into a myriad of colourful leaves.

That can only mean one thing. The Japanese are closing in.

I curse as I stumble. Damn! Another bomb blast – another wave of intense crushing pain on my skull. I double back, leaping over fallen logs and fallen soldiers as I crash through the undergrowth, signaling and directing my surviving soldiers towards the next hill where we will make our final stand. “Let’s move! Move! Move!” I step in pools of muddy water that are a sickly red colour.

Now…the second reason;

At least half my men left are inured – only twenty left. Twenty fresh recruits– against hardened fighters.

No…against cold-blooded criminals.

My hands, torn and bloody, scrape across the slick, wet gravel as I clamber up the hill. I help hoist up my men, my comrades.

My friends.

It is more than likely we will die today.

We shift over a couple of fallen logs to form a triangular barrier, to provide cover from bullets. From up here, I can see pockets of dead soldiers, many of which we mine. Under-equipped, weak form hunger, and taken by surprise – we stood no chance. Especially after being left behind. We were the first & last line of defense, a ploy to give others time to regroup.

I feel more responsible for their deaths than their merciless Japanese killers, or their controlling British masters. I was their leader… I still am.

If it is time they want to buy, time they will get. We will to our best to see to that – but the price would be paid in blood…

I make eye contact with each and everyone of them as we reload the last of our ammunition. “This is our home, and that of your families,” I say, capturing their attention. “Defend it with your lives.”

A hear a chorus of assent. It is amazing how injured, battle-weary soldiers can find strength from the camaraderie of friends, brothers in blood – bonded on the battlefield. They have a common enemy, and a common aim.

To save our home.

I think back on every soldier that died since the start of the war in South-east Asia – every smile, every laugh, and every word they spoke comes to light. Would they be remembered?

In volunteering to fight, we left everything behind – our families, our jobs, and our normal lives. Why? Why the sacrifice?

I see movement in the undergrowth 80 meters away. I signal to the others.  Japanese infantry are crawling on their bellies like the snakes they are.

I see each of my men slowly position different targets in their sights. Even the badly injured. Then comes the agonizing wait. They do not know where we are, so our first volley must have maximum effectiveness. At this moment, I feel a surge of pride for my troops. “Patience.” The enemy gets closer…

Closer…closer…now!

Bullets rip through the undergrowth, silencing the cries of alarm form the Japanese. High on the hill, we are safe from return fire – for the moment.

The next two hours are hell on earth. We have no time to rest, each of us had to keep up to ten attackers in check at any point in time. They are trying to overwhelm us as quickly as possible with numbers.

Suddenly, sky lights up as their artillery tries to pick us off from afar. Shells explode close-by, shattering apart our defenses and killing half. our number. Terrible pain in my left arm

Here is the third reason: Life is full of hard choices.

I hope I make the right one as I order the survivors to retreat up the hill. Just in time too, as the place is awash with flames as a shell scored a direct hit. But we are now vulnerable. We are quickly cut down by a hundred of advancing soldiers. I feel a bullet tear through my side as I collapse against a tree.

The battle is over.

Slipping in and out of consciousness, I am constantly jerked back to reality with shafts of agonizing pain as I am beaten, kicked, and dragged up and tied against the tree. Their commander walks over with a bayonet, and an inhuman smile.

I stare him straight in the eye.

I want future Singaporeans to remember this day – when a small regiment held off an army for as long as we could. I staring defiantly at my killer as the cold blade am thrust into my now convulsing stomach. I do this to honour our Malay regiment, and all who gave their lives.

Then I realize why.

It is because we fought, not for ourselves, but for other things. For our families, our children, for peace, and for our dream of a better world, and of a Singapore where we would be our own masters.

Singapore – Our country.

Our home.

Then I slip away from life, and my headache…is finally gone.

P.s. This about Adnan Saidi (b. 1915, Selangor, Malaysia – d. 1942, Singapore), a lieutenant of the Malay Regiment’s 1st Battalion, died fighting the Japanese in one of the fiercest battles in Singapore during WW II.

A war hero, he led his men in the Battle of Opium Hill (Bukit Chandu), off Pasir Panjang, giving the Japanese a bitter taste of real combat so much so that when they captured him, they tortured him as revenge before killing him and burning his body.

Adnan was entrusted with the defence of Pasir Panjang Ridge, the last British bastion before Alexandra, where their main ammunition and supplies, military hospital and other key installations were located. In an epic battle, the Battle for Pasir Panjang (13 to 14 February 1942) or the “Battle of Opium Hill” as it is better known.

Adnan’s leadership qualities – patriotism, bravery, courage, incisiveness – took his troop’s fighting spirit to its highest fervour, fending off the Japanese though the Malay Regiment’s troops were grossly outnumbered and undersupplied.

They frustrated the Japanese efforts to take over the ridge and had to yield the ridge only in the late evening of 13 February because the fighting by then had strained Adnan’s troops.

As they retreated to Opium Hill, they rose to the occasion again against the persistent and heightened assault of the Japanese, even taking up hand-to-hand combat with the enemy when their ammunition ran out. But the sheer force of Japanese attack on the second and final afternoon of fighting overpowered Adnan and his men, leading them to their grisly death.

Adnan received medals posthumously for his courage while a memorial plaque was erected at Kent Ridge to commemorate the bravery of Adnan and his men.

The memory of this brave soldier also lives on at Kranji War Memorial where his name is etched on the main memorial column wall of the Kranji War Cemetery.

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Barack Obama pledges greater surveillance transparency

The president unveiled four proposals aimed at reassuring the public:

  • Reform Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which governs the programme that collects telephone records
  • Declassify the legal rationale for the government’s phone-data collection, and said the National Security Agency would put in place a “civil liberties and privacy officer”
  • Appoint a lawyer to argue against the government at the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which is accused of essentially rubber-stamping official requests to scour electronic records
  • Form a group of external experts to review all US government

P.s. I really hope this works…

See article at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-23642880

 

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Fukushima leak: Japan government ‘to take measures’

Local government officials and nuclear experts inspect a facility to prevent seeping of contamination water into the sea at Tokyo Electric Power's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture. Japan, 6 August 2013

See article at:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23602362

Apparently 300 tons of highly radioactive water is being leaked out into the sea everyday!

 

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Shark found on New York subway

Shark on New York subway

A dead shark has been discovered on the subway in New York City, transport officials have confirmed.

The unlikely passenger, about 1.2m (4ft) long, was found under a row of seats on a Queens-bound train…

 

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Daredevil escape artist drops from plane in ‘coffin’

See video at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-23609665

A daredevil escape artist was locked inside a coffin-like box and thrown from a plane.

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This is a True Story from my experience : ) This essay won a merit award in the Singapore Press Holdings ‘YOUth Write’ Competition

Being a young person in Singapore, I know I have the power to make things better; this was the day I learnt how…

       Leading up to the place was a long winding road that seemed to go on forever. It truly was as close to “in the middle of nowhere” as it could get in a small country like Singapore. Garden plants and flowers bloomed outside, and hand-painted walls covered boasted children’s drawings. As we entered, the air was filled with unnerving silence.

        It was not the first time I had been to a home for the elderly, yet I felt uncomfortable. Most of the residents had mental issues; many were deaf, dumb, or depressed. Some of them had even attempted suicide. It was no coincidence that there were fences everywhere. What had we gotten ourselves into?

        Most of them greeted us warmly when they saw us. Some even waved wildly. It’s not every day a bunch of youth come to see them. However, some acted like we were not even there, faraway looks in their glassy eyes.

       We shook hands and hugged them regardless.

       A group of us became roving musicians, even dancing with some of them, singing better as time passed on. A few played board games while the rest struck up conversations with them. Even those who could not understand us would smile – they could understand the sincerity and kindness in our voices. Their heartfelt smiles were more than enough thanks.

       I found out many things from them. They spent most of the day quiet and lonely. Most of them were abandoned by their families long ago. One lady kept repeatedly telling me not to worry, that her son would visit her during the weekend, but she sounded like she was trying to convince herself. Would he really visit?

       It was time to leave. We sang one last song, shook hands with and hugged each of them, some teary-eyed. One lady, who had not uttered a single word since we came, threw her arms around me, sobbing quietly. I was taken aback, but I returned the hug. I wanted to show her that I cared about her, that as a human being she deserved kindness – regardless of her ailments. That was probably the first hug that she had been given in a very long time, time that was quite meaningless to them. 

       I prayed a silent prayer for her as we started back home on the long, winding road…

       We were all part of the society of Saint Vincent de Paul, and our mission is to spread kindness and love wherever we go.  It does not get any easier; some of the experiences can be heart wrenching, and always taxing. I only hope the love and kindness we showed them gave them some hope and comfort.

       It does not take great things for youth to make a difference in Singapore, but as Mother Teresa put it, ‘little things with great love’.

 

       Spread the love.

 

     The End

 

 

 

 

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My first ever Limericks! One is about a boring teacher, and the other is about a Bad business deal…

Limericks:

There once was a man who became a teacher

His eloquence in speech gave poor people seizures

Though awarded a Wreath

He bored kids to death

They say he should have been a preacher

There once was a man hunting for a job

He got one from my old uncle Rob

But he was paid in pennies

Cause old’ Rob was canny

He soon found out that he had been ‘Robbed’

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Hi All! : ) This is my Latest Poetry creations – Hope you like it!

Haiku:

Gusts of Wind Blow

Trees sway in the moonlight

The stars all shine bright

A pale orange tinge

Rises up through the quiet din

Of seabirds and gulls

White tendrils of mist

Snake out over the waters,

Churned up into waves

I push my boat out

Hull scraping along the sand

And then it is free

I lift up my head

The sail harnesses the wind

We cut through the water

Shuddering of waves

There are cool clouds today

And soaking cold Spray

The lurch of the tack

As light glitters off the sea

A sea of diamonds

I’m a part of my yacht

And it is a part of me

Now we – are both… free

Yup! Its about me sailing! : )

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Yemen terror warning: ‘Something could be coming soon’

The US state department has told citizens and non-emergency government staff to leave Yemen “immediately” due to security threats.

It comes after the sudden closure of 20 US embassies and consulates on Sunday.

A Yemeni soldier mans a checkpoint on a street leading to the US embassy compound in Sanaa on August 4, 2013

Reports from America suggest that the US government’s decision to close nineteen diplomatic missions around the world was based on intercepted conversations between senior members of Al-Qaeda…

See article at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-23585391

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I am breaking up with Writer’s Block

Breaking up with Writer’s Block

Dear Writer’s Block,

It’s not you; it’s me that’s breaking up. You are just too much of a headache at times. Okay, ALL THE TIME.

Do you have any idea how many days you have made me waste? How many days I would watch the sun rise and set and realize I had not written anything? How many days I had ignored my passion!

Can you imagine how guilty I felt?

Now you have put me in this awkward situation where I have to talk to you as a living thing and not the psychopathic cranial infection that you are. Sorry, but it’s the truth!

I also recently acquired a shocking piece of knowledge from very reputable websites like Writer’s Digest and The WritePractice.com!

Apparently, YOU have been intimate friends with almost every single writer on earth!

I hope you can see why I am breaking up with you. I don’t buy second-hand goods. Not that I paid anything for you.

You came out of my own will – from my T.V. remote, my wifi-box, and social media like 9GAG,etc… You are that annoying voice in my head that won’t go away!

So stop twittering and get your face- away from my book!

P.s. If this letter sounds rusty, sloppy, or just downright stupid – it’s your fault!

Bye forever,

Dreamwriter X

 

 

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Taliban attack – hundreds of prisoners freed

Taliban militants have freed more than 240 prisoners in an assault on a prison in north-west Pakistan, officials say.

The attack on the jail in the north-western town of Dera Ismail Khan began with huge explosions at around midnight on Monday.

Image from ibtimes.com

Based on the specific details of the attack, it was exactly identical to the attack on a jail in Northern Pakistan last year that saw over 400 prisoners freed How could the government let the same thing happen again?

(though to some credit, they have recaptured around 40)

@ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-23499783

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22-year-old millionaire publishes business book

Very inspirational : ) He started the UK’s leading Youth Broadcaster – SBTV

Its worth 8 million!

See video at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23515563

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Iran’s Hassan Rouhani – their New President!

There’s hope for Iran yet. They face a struggling economy, inflation, and trade sanctions…

See article at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-22929225

Iranian supporters of Hassan Rowhani (file photo)

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Zimbabwe poll ‘free and peaceful’ say Obasanjo and Sadc

Zimbabwe’s elections were free and peaceful, the two leading African observer groups have said…

See article at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-23546050

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China heatwave: Meat fried on streets of Shanghai

See article at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23513893

A ferris wheel is lit up by the hot summer sun in Shanghai, China, 26 July 2013

Temperatures in parts of China have hit record highs, prompting an emergency level-two nationwide heat alert for the first time.

In Shanghai, at least 10 people have died from heatstroke, as the city experiences its hottest July in 140 years, reports say.

Local journalists have demonstrated the heat by frying meat on the pavement.

The national heat alert covers nine provinces, including…

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Zimbabwe election was ‘huge farce’ – Morgan Tsvangirai

 

See article at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-23530095

Zimbabwe’s presidential election was a “huge farce”, PM Morgan Tsvangirai has said, alleging vote-rigging by rival President Robert Mugabe’s camp.

At a news conference, Mr Tsvangirai said that Wednesday’s poll was “null and void”.

The largest observer group earlier said up to a million people were prevented from voting…

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Zimbabwe election was ‘huge farce’ – Morgan Tsvangirai

 

See article at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-23530095

Zimbabwe’s presidential election was a “huge farce”, PM Morgan Tsvangirai has said, alleging vote-rigging by rival President Robert Mugabe’s camp.

At a news conference, Mr Tsvangirai said that Wednesday’s poll was “null and void”.

The largest observer group earlier said up to a million people were prevented from voting…

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Mama Seal gives birth to a pup – caught on film! : )

See video @ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-23374531

Image form www.thecrownestate.co.uk

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New antibiotic that attacks MRSA Super Bug found in ocean microbe!

A completely new and unusual antibiotic compound has been extracted from a marine microorganism found in sediments off the coast of California.

The unique chemical structure of the compound could lead to a new class of antibiotic medicines.

Thomas Frieden, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recently warned of the risk posed by antibiotic-resistant “nightmare” bacteria while Sally Davies, UK Chief Medical Officer described them as a “ticking time bomb” that threatens national security.

The current rate of antibiotic development to counter resistance is insufficient. This makes this latest discovery particularly welcome news.

Initial testing of the antibiotic compound has demonstrated it efficacy in attacking anthrax, a bacterium that has been used as a bioterrorism weapon. But it also showed significant activity against Staphylococcus aureus, the MRSA superbug…

Image from ufhealth.org

See full article @ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23523507

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A quote from Robert McKee:

       “When talented people write badly, it’s generally for one of two reasons: Either they’re blinded by an idea they feel compelled to prove, or they’re driven by an emotion they must express.

       When talented people write well, it is generally for this reason: They’re moved by a desire to touch the audience.”

Dream…Write…Create : )

Peace Out,Dreamwriter X

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