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[31 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 64 views]
My 2013 quotes

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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 | 149 views]
Year 2012 in [Lim's] Quotes

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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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[23 Aug 2012 | 2 Comments | 700 views]
[Publication] Life Is Local in the Imagined Global Community

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“… 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 | 2,010 views]
May your 2012 …

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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….
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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 | 4,377 views]
Power of Words

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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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[21 Jul 2011 | 19 Comments | 2,334 views]
Place and Memory: The Choir, The Club for Life

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….especially written for my friends for life, PSM-ITB friends
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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
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[4 Dec 2010 | 15 Comments | 2,672 views]
Lim’s end of semester rambling

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warning: this is my rambling, written in rambling mode by a rambling mind. so it should be read as the rambling ;p
This is the end of semester. Meaning it’s a typically busiest time of the semester. Tons of files wait for your fingers to touch and caress. Heaps of papers need grading. And some unnecessary piles to be confiscated! I enjoy everything about it, except one thing: meeting! More meetings being held these days. I sometime wonder why people have to have meetings. I think meetings are the most dull …

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[10 Nov 2010 | 12 Comments | 2,339 views]
Farewell to a true knowledge seeker

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What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget (Irish Funeral Prayer).
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“Modern science and knowledge is too much about disciplinary and specification.”
“I agree. While specification …

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[13 Aug 2010 | 8 Comments | 3,946 views]
Story in a string: A kite maker

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The old man let me squat next to him while continued drawing on the ground. As usual he did not speak any word. After several minutes, a glimpse of a shape appeared from the emptiness. It was a temple. A beautiful pagoda.

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[5 Jul 2010 | 7 Comments | 2,473 views]
Fireworks, Life & Ephemerality

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While I have been living in the U.S. for nearly five years, for some reasons, I was never around on July 4th, I was either in Asia or Europe. This year, I had gotten to taste the American experience in celebrating the Fourth of July weekend in a beautiful town of Burlington, VT. Good time with family and friends, barbecue dinner, summer picnic, and, of course, the splashiest and most thrilling part of the celebration: fireworks.
Every evening of the Fourth of July (and nights before), Americans gather at downtown or waterfront …