By now you must have heard about the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which disappeared four days ago. Search teams from over ten countries include over 32 aircraft and 40 vessels, with additional aid reportedly being sent in. China has adjusted ten satellites to help aid in the search and determine what exactly happened to the plane and the 239 people on board.
You can help too. Articles in the The Sydney Morning Herald and in ABC News explain how the search has turned to crowdsourcing for clues. You log onto the website, Tomnod, where they will provide you with satellite images which you can look at and try to identify any clues on the whereabouts of the plane.
There are families that are still waiting for closure after four days of the disappearance. There is a tremendous effort to find out what exactly happened, but it’s not yet enough, as literally nothing from the plane has been found.
The satellite image search campaign can be found here.
Man, I’ve got some talented friends. But this world does not give a shit about talent. A buddy of mine dropped out of York (for good reason) to pursue his dream of studying music therapy at Berklee College of Music in Boston but had to defer his semester because of financial issues. At the same time, he’s got a professionally mixed album ready but is working towards paying it off for a release date. So much talent though. It’s absolutely incredible. I’ve seen him play live gigs and he’s just phenomenal. I hope things go well for him.
Given traditions like Sati, stories of saas lighting bahu on fire, and general hatred toward women in South Asian communities, have you ever thought about how offensive Alicia Keys’ song “Girl on Fire” could be if translated to one of our languages? Like imagine if in Bangladesh someone played “Ei Meye Ta Agune Jalaise” on Radio Foorti.. what would happen?!
Half the shit on western radio is offensive in one way or another, and not necessarily so to just a particular culture or people.
I should have gone to college instead.
Every smart university student who realizes that a university education, while valuable, is extremely removed from practical real life experiences and only prepares you for incredible financial loss and incessant amounts of anxiety.
Hindu-Muslim politics pisses me straight the fuck off.
Who wants to come around York University with me and stop people and take pictures and ask them questions? Just.. because, why not? And if so, preferably after April 8.
One good thing about today is that I feel more like myself than I have in weeks. Also I finally started preparing for my seminar on Wednesday and I’m almost half way through. Sometimes it can be so hard to articulate ideas into a neat and presentable form.
The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.
Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
Percy Bysshe Shelley