Thursday, January 6, 2011

Komen kepada: we are all made of books

Entry asal:
Mila the day dreamer

I love reading. Especially paperback books while traveling or when we have vacations. You don't even need to travel to visit in other countries and cultures if your read the books from there. I believe that studying in school is not that important but reading is. Everybody should have an opportunity learn to read. You can be a self-made genious and teach yourself from the books and internet...

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Hi Adele,

I was blogwalking the other day and was attracted to dig further into yours because of the header. Mila is so cute! Well, at least until they are 16.

I used to consider reading as my hobby. There was a point in my life that I read almost everything that has alphabet in it. Signboards, flyers, even the ingredient list of a can of tuna at the store. It was painful. Reading is an escapism for me. Now, I resort to writting.

I find it amusing to learn that you read when travelling. Personally, reading is the last thing on my mind when I'm on vacation. I'd spend my time admiring the scenery or trying to communicate with the locals whenever possible.

Judging from the number of books, I'd guess you and Lasse like travelling very much.

My wife and I also love travelling. But recently we are so caught up trying to understand OUR Mila's day-dreams, that we have forgotten about travelling. Or reading, sometimes.

Therefor, Thank God for Blogs...

Komen kepada: Gregory Luke

Entry asal:

...On August 22nd 2010 Luke had angrily pulled out the plug of a sound system in a mosque near his home in Kuta, Lombok, after complaining that a prayer reading being held was too loud and distorted. Local residents then became angry with him, went to his home and ransacked it, causing about 200 million rupiah damage; no-one has been prosecuted for this crime. Luke was later arrested and charged with blasphemy....


Hello David,

It is common in Malaysian mosque to blast the speaker early in the morning. And it is also considered blasphomous here if anybody complain about the amplitude of the wave. Leave alone walking into a mosque and unplugging the stereo before the songs reach the chorus.

However, those vandalising Mr. Gregory's retreat will endup in jail if they practice the same street justice here.

Mr. Greg probably had it bottled up in him prior to event. The guesthouse must've been in the neighborhood for quiet some time so there must be another reason as to why he snapped on THAT particular day.

Moderation is the key in global times. Those who are extreme, like Mr. Greg's neighborhood hoodlums, clearly have never been outside his kampung.

If they ever went to Sri Lanka, they'd be ashamed by the level of tolerance the Buddhist have towards the local muslim. If they ever visit Japan or Korea, they'd be surprised by how well people over there treat people who wear serban or burqa.

As long as we don't stray on other people's lanes, human CAN live in harmony EVEN when we are moving in opposite directions. Common sense is a two way street. I tend to agree with Berlian Biru's comment.

What we (especially the muslim) got to learn from this incident is to find a harmonious solution whenever dealing with such actions.

And only air the azan, not the whole Al-Quran (without anybody appreciating/listening to it)

Great info!
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