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[20 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 9 views]
[Archive] Brazil’s controversial plan to extricate the internet from US control | World news | theguardian.com


From: The Guardian, 20 September 2013 
Brazil’s controversial plan to extricate the internet from US control | World news | theguardian.com.

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff is proposing a controversial set of measures to wrestle Brazil’s internet from US control. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

When Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff postponed her official visit to the US in protest of National Security Agency spying activities on Tuesday, it seemed like a routine bit of diplomatic posturing.
But another one of her proposals could perhaps be more significant: a set of measures intended to extricate the internet in Brazil from under the influence of the …

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[31 Dec 2013 | 8 Comments | 181 views]
Bye-bye 2013: ‘Selfie’ in the Paleolithic time


2013 Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year: ‘selfie’
Farewell 2013, Bye-bye ‘selfie’ Year!
Welcome 2014!

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[31 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 46 views]
My 2013 quotes


On Dec 31st, the last day of 2013, let me post various quotes I made in the year of 2013. Yes, I still am doing it — making random snarky quotes that is!
Happy Dec 31st! Enjoy!

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[31 Dec 2012 | 3 Comments | 144 views]
Year 2012 in [Lim's] Quotes


Here are some quotes I wrote in 2012.
On trashing: In today’s world people don’t throw trash away. They make it to tv shows, facebook status updates, and twitter.

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[28 Dec 2012 | 10 Comments | 234 views]
Steiner, 1993 & Lim, 2012: Dog on the Internet


Left: A cartoon by Peter Steiner, published by The New Yorker on 5 July 1993
Right: A cartoon by Merlyna Lim, 2012


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[23 Aug 2012 | 2 Comments | 684 views]
[Publication] Life Is Local in the Imagined Global Community


“… In grappling with multiple identities and multiple realities, the reality of everyday life is experienced as reality par excellence.  Micro narratives that are closer to the everyday life experience are embraced more openly, resulting in the plurality of voices, allowing for differences, nuances, and even counter-hegemonic voices. The closer to home the issue resonates, the more conversations take place. Life is local, even in the global blogosphere.”

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[1 Jan 2012 | 16 Comments | 2,002 views]
May your 2012 …


The blog hasn’t been updated for sometime… as its blogger has been ‘on leave’ (from typing;p). But this is the first day of 2012, so she comes back temporarily. Here is one blog post for the readers….
May you find the food yummier, the air cleaner, the environment less abused, the cost much cheaper, the neighborhood safer, the bed cozier, and your home homier than ever. 

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[19 Aug 2011 | 11 Comments | 4,245 views]
Power of Words


It is amazing how words can be very powerful. Words don’t help people. People help people. Words don’t kill people, people kill people. But history shows how words incite actions. Words can comfort. Words can inspire. Words can hurt. Words are more active than people think they are.

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[7 Aug 2011 | 6 Comments | 2,118 views]
Place and Memory: The Newness that Stays


As reiterated in my previous post on the same topic, Place and Memory: The Choir, The Club for Life,  our memory of a place is very much related with experiences that inhabit that associated place. Sometimes the place is gone yet the memory still lingers. The disappearance of places–even when the spaces are still there–happens when spatial experiences attached to the place are removed. Either by the removal of the building, architecture, open space, or just simply different representation of space.

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[21 Jul 2011 | 19 Comments | 2,325 views]
Place and Memory: The Choir, The Club for Life


….especially written for my friends for life, PSM-ITB friends
There are places I remember all my life, though some have changed
Some forever, not for better, some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments, of lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living, in my life I love them all