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heart and mind [Jul. 20th, 2006|02:18 pm]
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Buddhist monks pray at Suthet Temple in Bangkok for the health of Thailand's revered king Bhumibol Adulyadej, who is to undergo spinal surgery.





One of the many many comments left from HuffPo feature
Israel Suggesting Full-Scale Invasion Of Lebanon...


It has been my experience that if you really know and love people from another culture, then you simply cannot objectify them or see them as a cartoon 'enemy' with no redeeming value. And you learn so much from the experience of getting to know them. What living overseas teaches you MOST of all is how you and your home country appear when reflected in the eyes and minds of a thousand strangers.


I agree with the view- except I don't think it's necessary to live abroad to achieve it.

Despite the fact that I live in such a diverse environemnt, few people seem to take real advantage of it.
^^;; I had to stop myself from smacking some older gentlemen for saying "They were showing all these protesters with signs written in Camel Jockey".

Support of Israel
Anti War Protest
I'm glad I didn't hit him, because that wouldn't have helped. I just wished he had known my friend Sucre , who was in my French class- as he asked me in tears why Americans kept calling him Camel Jockey-
I still get sad whenever I think of it - and this 20 years before 9/11.










Matsuchan - PatiPati Aug 2006




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[User Picture]From: sedefendendo
2006-07-20 03:38 pm (UTC)
inspiring peaceful monk picture, makes my heart happy!

the stuff happening right now, is just heartbreaking, terrifying, and just WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: hkoneko
2006-07-20 05:02 pm (UTC)
I want to get off too. ._.

Maybe we can do that together and go somewhere for an ice-cream...?

Anyway, on a brighter tone, thanks for the CC pic! ^-^
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[User Picture]From: weezeroni
2006-07-20 10:57 pm (UTC)
So much sadness everywhere...The thing that gives me hope is that there are people (like you) who see it an mourn it.
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[User Picture]From: doap
2006-07-21 09:15 am (UTC)
full-scale invasion... i suppose Israel won't stop until they totally destroy Lebanon. they want to get rid of it for a longtime and they finally found the excuse

sometimes i feel so sad and shameful for being part of this world... pls get me off too!
+ soon we'll need a bus lol

C Céline

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[User Picture]From: miya_fangirl
2006-07-25 10:55 pm (UTC)
Reading this, I feel really sad... This is really never going to stop, is it?
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