My sister just mentioned that TWITTER, the site which supposely provides the latest internet updates, is possibly closing downâ€¦according to rumours by some fans of the site. This is probably not true and is just a hoax.
This incident reminded me of whether computer spirits can reside in computers. Or can spirit or supernatural communicate with us? Can they reside in foreign objects?
As age catches up with me, I am surrounded by more and more people who have bad hearing. Some have even accused me of having poor hearing. However I maintain that those people mumble.
Nonetheless it seems a common characteristic that people with poor hearing expect others to have patience and display consideration when they cannot catch what has been said. The poor hearers, justifiably, want others to understand that they don't choose to have poor hearing and for the rest of us to repeat things clearly and most of all, with patience.
My encounter with the supernatural occurred about thirty years ago. I was then a 19 year old Engineering trainee working on a construction site on the outskirts of Johor Bahru. Although this particular area is very developed now, in those days, it was quite isolated and surrounded by thick undergrowth.
Some believe that spirits dwell inside certain banana trees. Folklore, myth or superstitions?
When I was growing up in Johor, I was about eight then; there was a large garden at the back of our house with a chain-link marking the boundary. There were a number of banana trees at the end of the garden just inside the boundary fencing.
I am just watching this show called"Toddlers and Tiaras" on TV. It is definitely a mixed reaction phenomena. The kiddies (invariably girls) in the competition are definitely cute, even beautiful. Yet at the same time there is a definite revulsion in seeing them. Not just coz the parents (almost always moms) are themselves suspect (how far do they push them? are the comps for the mom's or are the kids really into this).
Today at 12 pm, we had the first debate between Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and the Liberal Opposition leader, Tony Abbott. And I am happy to report that most of the analysts seem to concur with what I strongly believe - that Kevin Rudd was the winner in this debate. The debate topic was re. Health and Hospital policies for Australia.
Peter Graves, best remembered for his role as Jim Phelps in the TV series, Mission Impossible passed away on Sunday 14 March 2010. Peter Graves would have been 84 this week. He died from an apparent heart attack outside his Los Angeles home.