Ironically, In This Vastness Of Land

Ironically, In This Vastness Of Land

This is a poem, titled after a hand-painted bowl which was created by the author, a few years ago. Whereas, the poem is inspired by the many tragic news of perished immigrants on rough seas. They were trying to reach a better-land in this, ironically, vastness of land on mother earth.

In this vastness of land
“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”
― Leonardo da Vinci
IRONICALLY, IN THIS VASTNESS OF LAND

In this vastness of land 
stretching and circling this bowl
 round and round, but, to no end! 

From the bowl’s interior 
radiates that phosphorescent glow
 a beckoning promise, almost superior! 

Across the wide seas and oceans
 breaking families, risking lives 
to find that elusive ‘greener grass’ notions! 

On rough waters,  
human lives are inhumanly packed 
in overcrowded sea vessels 
clutching desperately to partners and wives.

 “I see the land, I see the land!” 
But it was, many a time,  
an illusion to touch beaches, 
to kiss the sand. 

Can you see the land, a better land? 
Will freedom be your stand 
in this vastness of land?
 
                               -Chen Song Ping @ TPTan, 18 Jan 2021- 

Quotes:-

  1. “Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

2. “What has happened to us in this country? If we study our own history, we find that we have always been ready to receive the unfortunate from other countries, and though this may seem a generous gesture on our part, we have profited a thousandfold by what they have brought us.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt

Blogging: Saya mengikut rentak saya

Blogging: Saya mengikut rentak saya (Terjemahan Google untuk Blogging: I run my race)

Blogging seperti berjalan 
tetapi menjalankan perlumbaan? 
Saya berhenti seketika, saya berpeluh,
kaki terbuka, mengeluh, 
dan menonton orang lain 
... melangkau ke hadapan.

Jane Trombley menanya
tentang kekurangan
blogger 'baby-boomer'
dan 'suara' generasinya.

A counselor berpendapat 
bahawa blog memberi manfaat kesihatan!
Adakah menulis blog 
sesuatu cara menangani masalah?

Mestilah 
ramai blogger 'baby-boomer'
telah menyertai larian.
tetapi, adakah mereka menyertai
perjalanan yang sama,
kadar yang sama,
untuk matlamat yang sama?



Quotes:
1. Baby Boomer Bloggers: Are you out there? - Jane Trombley
2. Blogging feeds wellness!- Beth Moore
3. "Coping through blogging..." - Petko D. et al.
cute dog in glasses yawning on bed
Blogging: I run my race (Photo by Samson Katt on Pexels.com)

Ulser tekanan: yang betul tidak selalu popular.

Ulser tekanan: yang betul tidak selalu popular.

(Terjemahan Google)

Ulser tekanan: yang betul tidak selalu popular.


Saya tidak bangga menulis catatan ini.

Semasa rakan meminta pertolongan;
bahawa orang yang mereka sayangi
dikeluarkan dari hospital
dengan ulser tekanan ...

"Ibuku terbaring di tempat tidur.
Pastikan ia kering dan putar secara berkala.
... untuk menumbangkan kulitnya dari pecah. "

"Ini terlalu menuntut, mustahil;
... kerana kita kekurangan kakitangan! "

Apa yang betul tidak selalu dilakukan secara popular.

Namun, beberapa hospital dapat mengekalkan kadar ulser tekanan sifar
antara pelanggan mereka yang terbaring di tempat tidur.

"Saya berada di kerusi roda sejak lima tahun lalu
dan saya tidak mempunyai ulser tekanan di punggung saya.
Tahu apa yang?
Ahli terapi menunjukkan gambar-
ulser tekanan yang hodoh !!!
Saya bekerja keras untuk tidak mengembangkannya! "

"Kami bergilir untuk menjaga
ibu kami di hospital.
Mengubahnya ketika dia kotor,
menukarnya dengan kerap
dengan bantuan kakitangan. "

Apa yang dilakukan secara popular, tidak selalu betul.

Sebilangan malangnya,
menghidap ulser tekanan
semasa mereka tinggal di hospital.
 
 Pencegahan ulser tekanan
adalah tanggungjawab pelbagai disiplin
(Doktor, ahli terapi fizikal, pakar pemakanan, jururawat),
walaupun jururawat berperanan penting.

Adakah anda bersetuju bahawa ahli keluarga dan pengasuh juga harus berperanan dalam pencegahan ulser tekanan?

"Ulser tekanan tidak boleh dibiarkan berkembang.
Kerana memerlukan perjalanan panjang untuk menyembuhkan 'luka' itu! "
... untuk mengelakkan kulitnya hancur. "



funny little dachshund puppy sleeping on cozy sofa
Bedridden! (Photo by Dominika Roseclay on Pexels.com)

I will give you the moon!

I will give you the moon!

woman holding a moon
I will give you the moon! (Photo by Ruvim on Pexels.com)

Who would go

to the end of the earth

to ‘get you the moon’?

Your answer:-

  1. A sweetheart
  2. A spouse
  3. A parent
  4. A child

Four years degree course is not effective to provide productive workforce in manufacturing and economic development — Learnography

Four years degree course is not effective to provide productive workforce in manufacturing and economic development — Learnography

Primary school system deals with the development of the motor cortex of human brain known as motor learnography.

Secondary school system is designed to develop the proficiency of object language in the basal ganglia regions of brain known as basal learnography.

High level learning transfer occurs in university knowledge transfer system known as cerebellar learnography.

Students make brainpage in the learning process of classroom, instead of listening to teaching performance.

Please read more in:-

Four years degree course is not effective to provide productive workforce in manufacturing and economic development — Learnography

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Blogging: I run my race

Blogging: I run my race

Blogging is like running 
but running a race? 
I paused, I sweated,
feet apart, panting, 
and watching others 
... forging ahead.

Jane Trombley wonders
about the paucity of 
baby-boomer bloggers
and her generation's 'voice'.

A counselor opines
that blogging feeds wellness!
Is blogging a new way of coping
for some?

Of course, 
many baby-boomer bloggers
have joined the run.
but, are they running
the same race,
the same pace,
for the same goals?

Quotes:
1. Baby Boomer Bloggers: Are you out there? - Jane Trombley
2. Blogging feeds wellness!- Beth Moore
3. "Coping through blogging..." - Petko D. et al.
cute dog in glasses yawning on bed
Blogging: I run my race (Photo by Samson Katt on Pexels.com)

Look! The sun is moving!

Look! The sun is moving!

Sunset- courtesy of Toh H L

I have just watched the sun slowly dipped into the water at the horizon. It gives the illusion of the sun moving, not the Earth.

By photographer and co-writer Toh H.L.

A dance to welcome in Sarawak!

A dance to welcome in Sarawak!


a welcoming dance in Sarawak

The students showed their welcoming talents during graduation ceremony in Sarawak!

*****

Quote:-

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.”
Martha Graham

Two emergencies of bleeding


Two emergencies of bleeding

person in white pants and brown leather shoes standing on gray concrete floor with pink petals
Injured her foot. (Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com)

Little Tom fell from his bicycle.

Everybody at home panicked.

“He is bleeding a lot … a lot! Can you come home, mum?” the older brother cried.

“Listen, boy. Go get a clean towel from the cupboard. Cover the wound. Press to stop the bleeding. Just press. Daddy will be back in a few minutes. I will meet you all at the emergency department.”

*******

Nurse Chen went back to attend to her two patients. The doctors and nurses were hanging blood, pack after pack, only to see more blood being vomited and passed out. The resuscitation went on for these two regular patients who had cirrhosis liver and bleeding oesophageal varices.

Nurse Chen informed the ER staff to expect her son. He had five stitches on his foot.

*****

Both are emergencies. The amount blood loss varies. But the perception of ‘a lot of blood loss’ is very real in both contexts!

What we think, we become

background balance beach boulder
What we think, we become(Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com)

What we think, we becomeBuddha

Have a vision

and work towards that goal

with that mindset.

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