I did as much as could, but now sadly my role has been taken away from me. I hope, my boys you both have the inner calm and gentleness I have given you. You both have a fire inside you, a fire to be the best, you are both the best at everything you do, academically and otherwise. You are both gentleman with a high respect for your fellow men...and importantly women. Your lives have not been easy, and will not be, but you are good, very good sons to your mother as you should be. All that meet you, love you, you are both so very special,. I expect everything from you my sons, everything. The sky is not the limit, there is no limit. Know this; Your father thinks of you, every second, every minute, every hour of every day, and my love as I have told you both so many many times goes from here to the furthest furthest stars and back again.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Time to say again;
"With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil—that takes religion I am an atheist. That is not to say that I do not believe in the existence of gods, but rather I have never found a shred of evidence to prove even the basic existence of a god. I also don't believe that time travel to the past is possible, for the same reasons. If a god exists, why hasn't it provided clear evidence of his existence? Some people will say that is what 'faith' is. Is it likely that this supreme being would feel the need to play this cruel game on his creations? Why not just instill that faith and belief into our DNA. Following that logic, this god has also implanted doubt and the intelligence to question our surroundings through science, which has made us the superior beings on this planet. So any failings in our faith and belief are actually a product of god's intention,if he exists.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
In the face of a tragic humanitarian natural disaster, the Hong Kong government decides to press ahead with insane bullying pointless sanctions. The international perception of Hong Kong is changing very fast, and stupid lawmakers have no idea of the damage they are doing to Hong Kong's image.
This has all come from Hong Kong demanding a government apology for the 2010 Manila bus massacre. When has any government in the world apologised for the actions of a single criminal act commited by a madman? Never! The US president does not apologise for high school or university shootings, the Chinese president does apologise for terrorist acts in Tiannemen Square.
The Hong Kong government have asked for more compensation, the Philippine government have offered ten times the compensation given to murdered policemen, which as the crime occurred in the Philippines is a fair amount. Any shortfall should be covered by the victims own insurance.
The threats and bullying and open racism now being thrown by the Hong Kong government is shameful and has no place in modern civilised international diplomacy.
Shame on Hong Kong!
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Books for primary school children. Clothes for Primary school children (in reasonably good condition)
For Pitac Elememtary school, above Tibiao, Antique Province, Philippines.
I visited this school 3 weeks ago.(That's me in the photo)
This week, the eye of the Super Typhoon went directly overhead. I am not sure how it is now, but I met the teachers and students so I know it will carry on. It didn't lose electricity, as it didn't have any in the first place. The school is high in the mountains, the parents are farmers of mainly rice. No cars can reach the school, it can only be reached by a 3 hour walk(weather permitting) or motorbike (but after the storm maybe not for some time)
I will return there at Christmas, I don't want money, just books and clothes.
I will arrange to meet and collect mid December probably in MTR stations. This is a small shout out, I can probably only carry about 40kg, but if you have English books for kids, and clothes they will find a good home and be used to educate wonderful children.
Please pm me if you can help.
Friday, November 08, 2013
The poppy was worn originally after 'The Great War' with the motto 'Lest we forget' with the proceeds going to those maimed by being frogmarched into the trenches with a gun pointed at their heads. Were they heroes? They died for their king, voluntarily or involuntarily. Of course the role of the armed forces changed forever after that, but is the poppy a symbol of national pride? No, it is a symbol of national shame, the shame of war, we desecrate those who died by saying it is our national pride to wear it.Should we wear it? Yes.Yes, to remember the futility of war, and the horrors that come with it. We should wear it with our our heads bowed in remberence of all those that gave their lives in those wars, with the hope that they fought to end war, to remind us that fighting a war should only be undertaken under extreme circumstances, and to thank those that went before us so that we wouldn't have to. But never as a symbol of national pride.
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Here we are again;
Using your children as bargaining chips has to be the most deplorable act possible, denying contact for 5 months AGAIN is spiteful. Once again dropping all forms of communication, but then once again to deny them the right to go their grandmother's 70th birthday party has to be the lowest of the low. I have kept my silence for these 5 months, especially on here. I knew there was no hope for us to be friends but hoped civility would eventually prevail. 15 minutes ago you told my mother that the kids, although they were excited about the party to meet their uncles and cousins and be with their grandfather and grandmother who they dearly love, would be spending the night at your cousin's who are having a meeting about their christmas party, and told their grandmother it is because your cousins are more important... curse you woman, how can you be so spiteful?One day, I promise you this; I have kept every single communication between us, and one day I will tell our beautiful boys the truth. I will not be alone in telling them the truth.