Thursday, November 1, 2012

Flashback ~ a visit from Kinky Blue Fairy & Deepsomaniac!

Kinky Blue Fairy aka Joyce Kirsten Wong has made a name for herself as a lifestyle blogger. I first bumped into this vivacious and extremely high-voltage creature in Sarawak at the Rainforest World Music Festival many years ago. She was with her beer buddy Deep the Deepsomaniac.

Since then I've looked forward to visits from both of them - because they both know how to completely chill and just enjoy being here. Also, being bloggers, they often take funky photos and create amusing blogposts about their experience, which I relish reading.

I just revisited Joyce's report from February 2010 a week after she attended a kenduri at Magick River on 18 February 2010, organized to celebrate my return from a near-death episode - and to honor the spirit of  Minah Angong, who was summoned by her sister Indah and her niece Anoora from the spirit realms to assist in my recovery.

A few days after emerging from a 5-day induced coma, I had no idea they had invoked Mak Minah with a simple sawai ceremony at my house. But I actually saw Minah Angong at the hospital in the form of a 10-year-old girl. She kept her distance and we didn't interact but somehow I knew it was Minah because she had died on 21 September 1999 and in her new spirit body she was only 10. It was only when I told Mary Maguire about seeing Mak Minah that I found out that she had indeed been summoned to keep an eye on me while I was hanging around the astral.

Indah said the kenduri was necessary to send her departed sister back to the spirit realms. Sometimes, it's good to just do as you're told - especially if all you're told to do is invite some good friends around for a sweet little party!

Antares' Celebration of Life @ Magick River

A Comeback Celebration

Into The Wild

More KKB Pictures

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Funky Halloween (in sympathy with those rendered powerless by Sandy)...

Halloween holds no meaning for me but people need an excuse to be silly... which is a lot funkier than being stupid!

[Post inspired by Estrelita Soliano Grosse]

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Evil in its most banal, mundane & insidious form always disguises itself as political correctness!

Death kills. That's the only thing we know for sure. To say "smoking kills" is not only untrue and grossly exaggerated - it's a damnable curse and whoever issued that warning will die within two days (and if he doesn't, who gives a fuck, because he's already brain-dead or, worse, entirely soulless). Why not spray-paint in 20-foot high letters on the side of the Pentagon: "War kills"? That I would totally agree with. And why not compel every BN minister to wear a sticker that reads: "Corruption destroys nations"? That would indeed be a warning worth heeding.

Is it anybody else's business how long one lives or doesn't?

I know of many who never smoked, drank only occasionally, ate well, exercised regularly - and yet were dead by the age of 44 or even younger. There are also many who do everything doctors insist is "bad for your health" - and yet they're still chugging along, healthy as a belly laugh, at age 92.

End of the day it doesn't matter how long you live - but how beautifully and creatively and truthfully. That's all that ultimately matters - I can assure you!

The panel should read "smokers tend to be funkier" but there's limited space (unless the font size is greatly reduced or removed altogether as it ought to be). Some folks may disagree outright with me, but what does it matter? It's a personal issue, no? Whenever folks invite me to a meal I tend to prefer dining outdoors, simply because there's nothing more delightful than lighting up after a satisfying meal. I used to enjoy riding in buses and airplanes in the days when smokers were allowed to sit at the back and do their thing - but those were good old days before the neo-puritan ayatollahs started their killjoy campaigns against everything that's pleasurable.

I don't drink, I don't gamble, I don't lie, I don't steal, I don't pretend to anything but what I am.
So who da fuck gives you da right to give smokers a hard time? 

If you enjoy campaigning against destructive behavior - go out and picket some logging, mining or oil company!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Thanks, Rob Whitworth, for making KL look prettier than I've ever seen it!

Kuala Lumpur: super-modern buildings juxtaposed with various cultural enclaves and with a little of Asia’s chaos thrown in. My time lapse explores how the city changes from day to night highlighting how spaces dramatically alter during the course of a few hours. ~ Rob Whitworth

“5 months. 400 hours of solid work. 4 cameras. 40 shoots. 640 gigabytes of data. 19,997 photographs.”

[Brought to my attention by Michelle Gunaselan]