Saturday, February 28, 2009

Across The Red River

I read this book last weekend but I had to stop reading in the middle chapter. The bloody and gory details of the Rwandan and Burundi Genocide is too much to bear.

this book was published in 2001 and written by a TV journalist, Christian Jennings. It chronicles his highly dangerous accounts while he's on his assignment covering the war. He arrived in Rwanda in the summer of 1994, with an almost impossible mission to track down the army officers and government officials responsible for the slaughter of 850,000 people and hoping to persuade them to participate in a TV documentary about their crimes. His supposedly 5 days assignment ended up to three and a half years, during which he became witnesses (dodging bullets, encountering fierce and suspicious AK47 totting guerillas) to the harrowing details of the sheer atrocities of this central african nation genocide.

find and read this book, that's it, if you don't mind the gory details. Don't worry, some parts of the book was written in humourous manners. maybe the author was attempting to divert the readers' minds from all the horror and cruel details. The Rwandan Genocide is considered as one of the greatest tragedies of the 20th century, since the Nazi Holocaust.

as for me, this book is great but I'm done...

Thursday, February 5, 2009

First entry of 2009

My, it's been a while since I wrote my last entry! The thing is, my 'creative writing' completely ditched me, for a while . So, here goes...

wow..see how fast the time flies! Double wows, it's February already! Ok, i know it's a bit too late for me to write about my 2009 resolutions. i normally don't make new year's resolutions, knowing that they will end up nowhere! anyway, just for the 'heck' of it..

"2009 Resolutions -???"

#1 Get a new job with a good pay (what? in this current "recession is when your neighbor lost
his job, depression is when you lost yours" siuation? get real!

#2 Reduce alcohol consumption! (it's getting there)

#3 Get a driving licence

#4 Widen my network (my facebook's friendlist is pitiful!)

#5 Find a real & comitted boyfriend, not one who is fonds of disappering acts, i hate being
Houdini-ed all the time! i think it's time to cut him's tiring, really!

#6 Complete kampong house (well, it's in progress and hope it'll be ready by Christmas)

#7 Buy a car (if it's possible!)

#8 Save money...

#9 Save more money...

#10 ...again, save more money!!

well, those lists aren't that difficult to achieve. Hope by the time I bid "adieu and hello (2010)" i could at least say "checked" to one of these lists :)

fingers crossed!
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