How should we judge a government?

In Malaysia, if you don't watch television or read newspapers, you are uninformed; but if you do, you are misinformed!

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." - Malcolm X

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience - Mark Twain

Why we should be against censorship in a court of law: Publicity is the very soul of justice … it keeps the judge himself, while trying, under trial. - Jeremy Bentham

"Our government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no
responsibility at the other. " - Ronald Reagan

Government fed by the people

Government fed by the people

Career options

Career options
I suggest government... because nobody has ever been caught.

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?
Corruption is so prevalent it affects English language?

When there's too much dirt...

When there's too much dirt...
We need better tools... to cover up mega corruptions.

Prevent bullying now!

Prevent bullying now!
If you're not going to speak up, how is the world supposed to know you exist? “Orang boleh pandai setinggi langit, tapi selama ia tidak menulis, ia akan hilang di dalam masyarakat dan dari sejarah.” - Ananta Prameodya Toer (Your intellect may soar to the sky but if you do not write, you will be lost from society and to history.)

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Getting the picture right

With modern digital technology, all kinds of pictures can be doctored to look perfect or changed: damaged parts of an old pic; facial imperfections; change of background; deletion of any person in a group picture; and so on.

The following story is about a vain King:

There was a King who had 1 Eye and 1 leg.

He asked all the painters to draw a beautiful portrait of him.

But none of them could because how could they paint him beautifully with the defects in 1 eye and 1 leg...

Eventually one of them agreed and drew a classic picture of the King. It was a fantastic picture and surprised everyone.

He painted the King AIMING for a HUNT.

Targeting with ONE Eye Closed and One Leg Bent ...

MORAL: Why can't we all paint pictures like this for others. Hiding their weaknesses and highlighting their strength.

Photographers, especially those dealing in wedding 'photo-shoots' are very popular because of the newly weds' idea that 'it is once in a lifetime so it is worth the exorbitant amount'.

Personally, I rather be my natural self instead of feeling happy for what I am not (as a result of digital doctoring). If I am unhappy, I can't smile naturally and this shows and I don't think any digital technology can improve on that. Normally, I rather have natural takes instead of posed ones. I used to joke about a brother-in-law who always has the same pose, regardless of the background or who he is with!



Moo... said...

Can we do the same thing for BN? Hide their weakness and highlight their strenght?

stevenchen said...

I dont like taking pictures of others having to wait for them to pose...I like to take candid shot...that's why nobody wants me to be the cameraman.haha