Sunday, April 07, 2019
Now that he thought that he wanted to again write his mind, pour it in this space. Not that that wish came from his inner motivation as it was normally the case for many of the things that he did. This time it came from a someone, a silent partner - not silent to him, though.
"I read Nakamora."
"I know who he is." Said her.
Ah yes, by that you unlocked the dormant pen, pencil, or keyboard, if you wish.
Was it your dream?
Are you dreaming now?
It is real ya?
Yes, and thank you Allah.., said Nakamora.
That would be his first entry for this new year, 2019.
Friday, September 14, 2018
The frequency of her taking the ultimate painkiller increased. I obediently and reluctantly at the same time administer the required dosage for her; knowing full well that it is a way of 'shutting down' the 'pain nerves.' Just so that pain signal is not transmitted to and translated by the brain. Just so that one can rest while cells deteriorating inside the body. It is like taking sleeping tablets so that we can sleep well to ignore thieves in the house.
The surgery, radiotherapy, brachytherapy, chemotherapy, and more surgery all combined couldn't change anything. It has been destined to be so. I couldn't but only resigned to what was fated.
So said Nakamora.
Friday, March 31, 2017
Empty chairs and empty tables. Like those in les miserables. Abandoned in the dark of the night. Expectedly so, as the road side stall is already closed. It was bustling then, with cendol and fruits. That was during the heat of the day, the battle aim is freedom from hunger, the battle act is consumption of the food.
For the seller, it is to make ends meet, to pay bills, to put food on the table, for family to eat.
That is the chain of needs, of others that we provide, and of us that others serviced.
That thought rhymed in Nakamora's head as he passed the cendol stall, looking like a device left and forgotten, to be used again during the day. That night, he was driving towards Pontian. Days ago they thought of fulfilling a need there, but didn't. Cendol was eaten elsewhere.
Saturday, February 06, 2016
|The pyramids of Giza|
Travelling is one of Nakamora's passion too, but he may not cover that far neither that long a time. In the little travels that he made, he agreed that travels broaden his perspective on life and enhance his understanding of people, culture, and past civilizations.
The thin multi-story houses in Hanoi, for instance are so to avoid paying taxes for houses that are wider than 20 feet. The seemingly incomplete houses in Cairo, are so to avoid paying taxes too, if the house is completed. Hence the exposed reinforcing bars are there on top of the buildings to show that they are still under construction. To some of Egyptians, the pyramids were built by the subjects out of love for their kings, not by forced labor. These are just a few observations and information that he gathered as examples. There will more for next time, God willing. For now,
he needs to plan for the next travel.