Thursday, November 30, 2006

Sakhian

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

hiya =)

"Sakhian, GGSCF's fist publication made possible by children/youth who contributed towards last year's "Sikh Story Writing" contest, is a collection of over 10 stories and poems written by children varying in age from seven all the way up to seventeen. The book is an account of some of the most best-loved stories from our amazing Sikh history, all told with an imagination and voice that can only be found in the writings of our dear children. The book is not about simply telling and passing on stories – it is about inspiration and motivation to keep our spirit flourishing."

GGSCF - Guru Gobind Singh Children's Foundation is "
A Foundation run by children/youth with a vision to help other children meet their basic needs, while adding meaning to their lives, and carrying out the work in the spirit of the teachings of Sikh Gurus."

Looking at their Vision, their Mission Statement, their Values and Background, I have to say my heart is stirred. I love this. I absolutely love this. Youth helping youth. This makes me realize that my disappointment is foolish, makes me shove aside my pessimism, and truly believe that someone does care! Yay! Go GGSCF!

The above book is only $1.25. Buy it. Do it. You know you want to. Come on.... do ittttt! Just clickity on the image above, it'll take you to the information page about the anthology, and then buy it!

Please.

bhullchukmaaf
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Research Paper Ramblings

I sit in front of the computer with a dull ache above my left temple, the remnants of a pounding headache that allowed me the relief of sleep only after three and a quarter or so hours of tossing and turning in bed, and a stabbing pain at the base of my skull where the knot of my keski digs into my flesh. My head hurts throbbingly, and the loud pounding is drowned out only by Kirtan from the October Bakersfield Smagam turned up to a volume slightly louder than normal. TeraRoop's mum repeatedly telling her to turn it down doesn't help much =)

There are thirteen tabs open in the browser, other than the one for this page, three of which have the Google icon, and the other ten of which start with either the names of Newspapers or the word 'Special'. What is TeraRoop up to?

That's right - it's that time of year again; term paper for history class. Which wouldn't be all that bad, only as TR's a senior this year, that means that the paper's not for a history class, rather for American Government. woohooo

I've thought about this before, but Wanda Sykes' book yeah, i said it, and my exasperating research on U.S. actions relating to Iraq have made me question American idiocy yet again.

I don't understand how the same people who wanted to impeach a president who (to my knowledge was pretty good for their country) had sexual relations outside of his marriage, don't want to impeach a president who very apparently, lied to them. Looking at it from a Sikhi point of view, I suppose what Clinton did really was worse, but, um, hello - Bush lies to the nation by saying that Saddam Hussein has banned weapons (which by the way, no one ever found and Rumsfeld undermined the British gov't by suggesting that Mr. Hussein destroyed them before the war even began) to either gain oil or avenge whatever happened to his father, or perhaps a combination of both. I'd be out there campaigning to get him impeached if I gave more than two hoots about this nation.

Yeah, I'm a bit of an ignorant child. There was a time when I cared, and after that came the time where I stopped caring enough to stop paying attention but still cared enough to wish I did pay attention, but I just don't care anymore. Honestly, my caring isn't going to accomplish anything - and you can't say if everyone had that attitude, where would this nation be, because that only applies to people with a voice, and I can't vote and don't care much for getting told off by mum for being arrested for protesting =).

*sigh*

Wanda Sykes made another point I discussed with myself back when it mattered; Bush is doing a hell of a lot to try and get Americans' attention off his blunder by focusing on things that either don't matter or can be resolved easily. I mean, he hasn't kept any of his promises (I love the cartoon my computer science teacher put up in her room about Bush's promised 'no child left behind' policy), and he's just shoving the spotlight around any which way 'til it hits something the less than focused U.S. resident will avert their eyes to. Gay marriage, steroids, etc.

rargh.

What am I doing? Eleven books, thirteen tabs, a pounding headache, and Kirtan that I want to sing along with but should probably turn off so I can think about stupid Bush and his idiocy instead.

I made this offer on Flickr and I'll make it again here: fifty bucks to anyone who'll write me a paper containing at least 1000 words on the 'Iraq war', endnotes included. Link me the sources, I'll do the bib, one endnote per para, I'll e-mail you the outline. It's due this Wednesday.

Okay, a hundred bucks, but that's IT.

Yes. I'm really that desperate.

=(

bhullchukmaaf
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

p.s. that first para sounds Novtej Veerji-ish, hena? =)

pps HOLYYYY an hour just passed ?!

*falls off chair and doesn't move*

Friday, November 24, 2006

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

quickie for those who saw the post about Tom Stone's works - sorry, that wasn't meant to be public yet! i was sure i saved it as a draft, but i guess not.. apologies for any inconvenience, it'll be up shortly, as soon as it's completed.

take care all!

{sorry again.. =x}

bhullchukmaaf
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Never felt a purer grief.

=)

Sunday, November 12, 2006

I have amazing people in my life.

amazing = understatement of the next longest thing after millenium.

and all thanks to who? that's right. you got it. uh-huh, yup, exactly right.

i love you guru ji!

much love to you amazing people.. if only that were repayment enough.