Peter Tagtgren is a mean music machine!
Yes, Peter Tagtgren is a music generator. Just slightly 1 year after releasing Pain's previous album - Psalms of Extinction, he is back to release another one in the coming late October. This one is aptly titled as Cynic Paradise
. Sounds good already, ain't it? I am blessed by being a fan of Pain, there seem to be endless servings of great music consistently over the years since the spawn of this awesome one-man band. Cynic Paradise is said to be released on Halloween, which also coincides with Cradle of Filth's Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder and Gospel of Filth. Looks like I am going to start on a money-saving scheme...
Halloween is a great day already. =P
Speaking of real tangible life, my area of free-toiling has switched to a far-flung location of National University Hospital. Nice. Not going to talk about my hours of free-toiling, because why? Nobody in the right mind likes to rant about happenings at work, or normality of living.
I look forward to watching "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" later in the week and going to listen to "Another Epic Story" at Baybeats on Friday! I survive on the subsistence of waiting (for daily free-toiling lunchbreaks and dismissals) and hoping to witness something interesting. Ling's life is boring contrary to many common belief that she leads one spending time headbanging and fiddling paper rectangles.
For the second week of my hospital stint, I am posted to the Accident and Emergency department (or more commonly known as ER by Western counterparts). There and then, I saw the true and the most crude form of impermanence. For all the days I have been working under that department, the room where they stored the bodies of those who failed resuscitation has been occupied. I have never been closer to death and never have I encountered death so frequently. People coming in with open-skin fractures, blood all over (I saw a bloodied pair of sneakers), people with half their ribs broken, people who simply lie there in their final hours. And, just outside the rooms, people are watching and rejoicing over various Olympic feats. Such a stark contrast of emotions. Such is the impermanence of humanity. Le sigh.
Amongst other things, no I don't have other things. I am just counting the days to my freedom after my hospital stint. It is excruciating to count the number of hours, let alone days, to lunchtime or knocking off, when the department is barren of patients. >_<
And, the Dune fever is back with the new novel - Paul of Dune! It's really quite amazing to see how epic Dune can get and sustain for almost 40 to 50 years. =) Can't wait to read the new novel.
I need to get back my life. The attachment is getting into my life abit too much. Argh.
Euphoria for Singapore!
Why? Because my country's female table tennis team has successfully secured a place (at least a silver) in the 2008 Olympics Finals. That means it will be an end to the 48 year old medal-drought for Singapore! The last one was clinched by a weightlifter, it was a silver, in 1960 Rome Olympics. We have waited long enough and it's time to see the Singapore Flag being unfurled, hung up and raised up far and high for the global audience to behold. Fucking awesome. Hopefully, they would play the National Anthem for the second place. Then it will be doubly fucking awesome. Majulah Singapura! Onward Singapore!
I was watching the semi-finals today at work after lunch (with the year 3 people) when there was no patients. It was intense and there was not one trace of work in my mind at all. Haha.
Let's forget for this present moment that the table tennis team is a China-imported one. Be positive! =)
Ok, enough of cheesy patriotic stuff.
First week out of the four of hospital attachment is over, and my left vastus lateralis
muscle of the quadriceps group of the anterior thigh muscles is aching rather badly due to the excessive standing at work. I literally had to stand throughout the whole 7 hours of work daily, that makes up to 35 hours of standing in the span of the weekdays, which also translates to 126 000 seconds. That's a whooping one thirdth amount of the total time in 5 days. That's quite impressive, haha.
You must be sick of reading lines full of arithmetics conjurations.
And, I am sick of typing things into this rectangular box with a scroller when I can go watch some entertaining videos on Youtube *Mighty Boosh*. Ta ta!
Fledging life as a radiographer.
So I have completed 2 days of labour out of the 2 weeks at my assigned practical location of Changi General Hospital, taking into account that I have faced worse employers *Aviva Limited*, I, surprisingly found working in a hospital setting adequately pleasant. Partially because there is not time at all for you to fall into a state of self-reflecting ennui, you are always in the move because people are so prone to injuries nowadays. Haha.
I shall not go into the details that would bore you to tears. So far, 2 interesting things are noticed. One - Changi General Hospital deals with prisoners from Changi Prison, it is really miserable to see fellow humans having no privacy at all even while changing into the hospital grabs (I could see the policeman's shoes, you pervert). Also, my area deals with equally miserable young men serving National Slavery, getting spine injuries and all that jazz. Two - I saw a patient with the exact same name as my brother, I fucking freaked out. For a fleeting moment, I went, "OMFG, he had a foot injury!", then I looked into the details. Different address. Phew! =)
Amongst other things, I have started to do real X-rays exposures on patients! Hands, wrists, elbows, thumbs, even knees and the abdomen! Pretty nifty.
Now, I am fucking tiring. Fucking stood 7 plus hours a day for 2 days straight, and more of that to come.
Your potential radiographer,
I am somewhat inspired by the Beijing Olympics 2008 Opening Ceremony, no, I am not forgetting about the Tibet issue. And, no, I am not impressed their barrage of fireworks or massive parade of dancers and performers. Or how finely executed and planned is the whole ceremony is. Any rich nation can pull that off within months.
I mean, just look at the spectacle when the sportsmen from all the countries in the entire world congregated in one place, standing in close proximity, waving and smiling at the crowd, as if forgetting the woes of the 21st century Earth is facing and the past (and ongoing) human-created troubles. Then the commentary went, "Look at the all athletes standing there! That's how the world should be like!" That's a very very very immensely powerful statement to make, and an extremely optimistic one, too.
It made me warm and fuzzy for the rest of the evening while I watched on. Just as my thoughts went bleak about humanity earlier in the day when I contemplated upon mankind after reading some philosophy. Of course, it is much easier to declare that statement than to actually envision the physical change occurring. But, I really sincerely hope that countries would cherish such a time amidst this chaotic situation to take a break from money-earning, winning-prestige, feeding-one's(and the country's)-insatiable-ego and let the experience in the games be a timely and slightly overdue precursor to a global reflection of her own predicament. Time to reset your priorities, my friends!
Is it really worth it to let people die for the sake of oil or other resources?
Is it really worth it to restrict the other generations of the chance of viewing nature in its full glory for your industrial plans to jack up your annual GDP?
Is it really worth it to attack other cultures so as to let yours appear almighty?
Is it really worth it to commit grave violence in the name of a divinity that you merely read in a book?
Is it really important to appear powerful?
What is really extremely important is to know that we are all humans on this planet for a time together, and let's just have a good time together. Shall we?
Yours with hope,
Lamc Productions brings a hopeful update.
Nonchalantly, I went to LamcProductions.com
to see if they have any updates, this time, yes they have one!
" STAY TUNED FOR A MAJOR CONCERT ANNOUCEMENT. - Updated 4th August."
So, what the Inokii guy said is true. =)