Talisman


I had a poem as a talisman from a friend few years ago. I copied the poem by hand and kept it in my drawer. From time to time, I will open the drawer and read it out loud. And life moves on.

This new series of photographs in organic form that I shot at my balcony with my favorite things will be the talismans that I made for you.

Here is the poem.


Tu es plus belle que le ciel et la mer

Quand tu aimes il faut partir
Quitte ta femme quitte ton enfant
Quitte ton ami quitte ton amie
Quitte ton amante quitte ton amant
Quand tu aimes il faut partir

Le monde est plein de nègres et de négresses
Des femmes des hommes des hommes des femmes
Regarde les beaux magasins
Ce fiacre cet homme cette femme ce fiacre
Et toutes les belles marchandises

II y a l'air il y a le vent
Les montagnes l'eau le ciel la terre
Les enfants les animaux
Les plantes et le charbon de terre

Apprends à vendre à acheter à revendre
Donne prends donne prends

Quand tu aimes il faut savoir
Chanter courir manger boire
Siffler
Et apprendre à travailler

Quand tu aimes il faut partir
Ne larmoie pas en souriant
Ne te niche pas entre deux seins
Respire marche pars va-t'en

Je prends mon bain et je regarde
Je vois la bouche que je connais
La main la jambe l'œil
Je prends mon bain et je regarde

Le monde entier est toujours là
La vie pleine de choses surprenantes
Je sors de la pharmacie
Je descends juste de la bascule
Je pèse mes 80 kilos
Je t'aime

Blaise Cendrars, Feuilles de route, 1924
 

Light travels and will continue doing so between planets.



solstice festival, morning sunshine, 2012

Change 2013


The end of the world will only happen to those who are unwilling to change. Let's say goodbye to 2012 passionately because it has been such a special year in Malaysia for things start to move from the people.

May 2013 brings us hope, love, courage and justice.

祝大家中秋節快樂!


我變!
我變!
我變!
變!
變!

正義真理若是像月有陰晴圓缺,
我老孫惟有打消西天取經大願。

變!
變!
變!
變天啊!

Lovers at Merdeka Day, 2012


I met this couple of Superman and Superwoman at China Town in Kuala Lumpur this afternoon.
Send us more Supermen and Superwomen! The justice needs to be done!

瘋狗弒主,變天吧! happy rebirth to malaysia :P

主餓了?
狗愛主,
狗敬主,
狗護主,
為糊口,
為棲身,
為仗勢。

溜溜狗,
看看狗,
走走狗。

主餓了!
主餓了!
天垮啦!



To Be Teoh Lee Lan In 1 Minute

We almost forgot what happened to Beng Hock and his family. It has been 3 years and not much has been done.
Will Beng Hock get his justice? The Prime Minister's silence says a thousand words.

I do not blame you, Maharaja, for hitting an innocent man. For, cruelty comes quick to the powerful.  

Yudhisthira to Virata (The Book of Virata)

http://teohbenghock.org/

May 13, 1969

Lie Detector

Construction of Memory

Flag of Memory

Nothing on the mainstream media today about May 13. I thought I should remind myself what it was all about.

The Ghost of May 13, 1969

Umno used May 13 to cocoon Malays

Remembering 13 May

In one's home town

"The idea first came to me when I looked out of my window one morning, seeing how beautiful the morning light reflected in the water and on the boat located directly opposite my house in the canal. I wanted to do something with this. Secondly, I went and cycled in neighbourhoods where I normally don't go and I realized that most people on the street were not white. I had the feeling I had entered a different city, another country. I realized that one is ready to go along any path, take any side street when one is on vacation, but one is less likely to deviate from one's routine in one's home town."

Johan van der Keuken talked about his documentary "Amsterdam Global Village"

Departure, Pantai Remis, 2012

They need the seat more than we do.

Never forget Beng Hock, Apr 28, 2012
Lynas Out + Angry Lobster, Apr 28, 2012
Group of Macik, Apr 28, 2012
Don't lie, Apr 28, 2012



Do you really care?, Apr 28, 2012

The Idea of Oneness, 428


We talk about it, we think of it. We believe in it.

Our history deserves a better ending.

See you there.

別怕。我們已經長大。

something from Pahang growing in my garden





After a frustrated day, nothing was more comforting than seeing the small lorry parked in front of the Mamak stall when I was walking home from Seputeh KTM station. The vendor who was a sly man always tried hard to convince me to pick some old and unsold durians. Still, I bought my durian, normally only one, and walked up the hill with smile. I was happy. The durians, whether D24 or Musang King, as the vendor told me, were collected from the orchard in Pahang.

One day, I decided to keep three seeds from what I ate and planted them at my balcony in Seputeh. Like most Malaysians, I have been eating durian long before I learned how to speak, but I haven't had any chance to see a durian tree growing from zero. So, here are the photographs of these curious and beautiful plants.

吃過文冬的榴櫣,就是喝過彭亨州的水。希望那里的土地可以長久養生。

HANCUR LYNAS - Solidarity with People in Pahang.


Between dirty money and trees,
which green do you prefer?


There is no return.

春望 2012, 恭喜!恭喜!

Hao Qing at balcony, Pantai Remis, 2012

Happy Chinese New Year to you.