New Pages: étant nostalgique

Thursday, March 31, 2005

étant nostalgique

Woke up with sorethroat cum period sickness, I chose to watch Amelie and take a day off from office.
Such a beautiful movie, Audrey Tatou was really pretty playing this good do-er Amelie.
I like the scene when her goldfish committed suicide…

In the afternoon, after lunch, tried to off for work, yet no strength to keep the spirit up, I decided to drive back—a bit dizzy—and tuck under my blanket.

It’s been like December these past fewdays.
Monsoon rain every afternoon in Bandung, with such a bad drainage no question if within minutes streets were flooded.
Plus the explosion of final dumping ground of Bandung at Leuwigajah early March, many garbage dumps all over Bandung were left stacked up.
My bro told me it happened once in New York decades ago, same issue, methane explosion. Looking for that news on internet but haven’t found any, maybe Bandung can learn something out of that.
It’s been weeks with smell of garbage all over cities. Disaster.

Today is my replying emails day.
Haven’t replied for ages to some old friends, I hope they still consider me exist.

Here a short article to prepare for tomorrow April Fools Day

There are several explanations for the origin of April Fools' Day, but here is the most plausible one. April 1st was once New Year's Day in France. In 1582, Pope Gregory declared the adoption of his Gregorian calendar to replace the Julian calendar and New Year's Day was officially changed to January 1st. It took awhile for everyone in France to hear the news of this major change and others obstinately refused to accept the new calendar, so a lot of people continued to celebrate New Year's Day on the first of April – earning them the name April fools. The April fools were subjected to ridicule and practical jokes and the tradition was born. The butts of these pranks were first called poisson d'avril or April fish because a young naive fish is easily caught. A common practice was to hook a paper fish on the back of someone as a joke. This evolved over time and a custom of prank-playing continues on the first day of April.

Felt a bit nostalgic today,
Run into my files and documents from Delft, found several mementos


Anonymous mustika puser bumi said...

salam kunjungan perdana

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