25 DAYS | 25 SONGS – DAY 04: Calm Me Down

I tried so hard in order to find what song could put me at ease when I was nervous, angry, or distracted. Usually, I will turn to listen to my favourite band’s music when my mind is on that state. The band that I choose is Radiohead. I can listen to all their albums but three of them have the calming effect to me which are Amnesiac, Kid A and a special album COM LAG.  It is a tough decision for me if I have to pick one song from those albums. So I decided to pick only one album which is Amnesiac.

25 DAYS | 25 SONGS – DAY 03: MY PARENTS

Found this challenge: fishofgold.

Steve’s Music Mix: Too Much Or Too Little…?

Each week Steve will post 3 new questions so…

(1) Go to the music player of your choice and put it on shuffle
(2) Say the questions aloud and press play
(3) Use the song title as your answers
(4) NO CHEATING

I’m full of…?

Photographs (You Are Taking Now) – damon albarn

Yes, I can say that I or my hard disks are full of photographs. They are from digital cameras and mobile phones.

I’m lacking…?

Sit Down, Stand Up (Snakes & Ladders) – Radiohead

Yes, I’m lack of this activity during the days because my job is a programmer who needs to sit in front of laptop for a long time. Sometimes, my body is stiff due to lacking of movement.

I’m okay for…?

Lies – CHVRCHES

Noooooo, I’m not okay for lies. If I have to lie, I better say nothing.

Watching You

BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU.
– 1984 George Orwell –
Photo 5-26-2557 BE, 21 22 39

– iPhone 5s
– Double exposure in Hipstamatic
– Add more filter in Camera 360
– Blog credit in Phonto
– Photo resizing in Phoenix

Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge: Abstraction

On the 5th Day of Coup D’etat in Thailand. We finally have the coup leader as our national leader, and they haven’t confirmed when we will have a general election.

From now on, I have to be careful for what I will post, speak, or even think. We will never know who will be the next target for their summon announcement. Hopefully, it will not spread to normal people.

I guess this is the best time for me to start reading 1984 by George Orwell.

The bloody sky

This photo was the sunset today here in Bangkok, Thailand on the 4th Day of Coup d’etat.

Bangkok | Thailand | 25 May 2014

Bangkok | Thailand | 25 May 2014

I don’t want to write this post in sad tone.

But everything around here is stressful for me since the coup was held on 22 May 2014.

If you ask some Thai people especially those who are middle-classed or elites, you may get the full support for the coup from them.

However, not everyone thinks like that. There are Thai citizens who are opposing to this coup and they go outside to show their opposition.

Right now, it may not be that many. I don’t think the military band will be annoyed by them.

Still, I just read the news that the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) said that they might use the law and power to seize this outcry. NCPO is the name of military group who is now taking control our country.

It reminds me of the time when Thai people was killed by military weapons in the past. And those soldiers or commanders have never been punished.

I’m afraid that this might happen again.

And the sadder thing is that some Thai people cheers for this act of controlling.

It’s too hard for me to comprehend how some people can be such ignorant in this kind of situation.

I don’t know how are we going to survive this terrible cycle again.

How am I suppose to do?

Maybe I need to be ignorant like those peers around me.

But how am I going to do that without breaking my belief since I was younger.

How?

25 DAYS | 25 SONGS – DAY 03: My Parents

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My parents always teach me to believe in human rights, equality, and democracy especially my father. So when the military has seized the power from the election government in Thailand since 22 May 2014, it reminds me of the time when I was in high school. In May 1992, there was a bloody military crackdown in Bangkok. My father first wanted to go out to join the protest. However, my mom didn’t allow him to go. They had a huge argument, and my dad needed to follow my mom’s request.

Our family always believe that the rights to vote should go to all Thai citizens. It is against our common sense to support the coup d’etat now in Thailand. I’m glad that my parents have taught me to believe in something like that even though this notion makes me dissimilar from my peers who are middle-classed Thai citizen since some of them support this coup. My parents’ teaching have shaped me to be a person whose belief isn’t swayed by peer pressure in this situation.

Found this challenge on fishofgold.

Occupy your mind

On the 22nd May 2014, there was a coup d’etat in my small country. They have issued many announcement so far which mainly focus on forbidding everyone says their opinion against this coup. They prevent some journalists to report news. It is the 13th Coup in Thailand which I never ever feel good with this kind of act. However, how can I do anything to this situation as I am only a civilian in this tiny country where the world doesn’t have to care for us. Moreover, there are a number of people especially elites and middle-class bangkokians who agree with this act. I never understand their logics. How can people say no to the real democracy and say yes to the military act?!?  They can firmly hold to the notion of military against corruption of the elected government. Still, we can speak our mind to the elected government if they have done something fishy which we have proved to that before. BUT we can’t be sure whether we can speak anything to the people who rule us now with weapons and power.

‘Cause it’s the funniest feeling 
So let’s slip inside 
Out of this world 
Out of this life 
‘Cause this place called home 
Is no longer mine 
So now I need to occupy your mind 

I just want to occupy your mind 
(‘Cause it’s the funniest feeling) 
I just want to occupy your mind 
(So let’s slip inside) 
I just want to occupy your mind 
(Oh, it’s the funniest feeling) 
I just want to occupy your mind 
(To leave it all behind) 

Well there’s a crack in the ceiling 
And there’s a hole in the sky 
And there’s a government warning 
They don’t like our kind 
But now it’s three in the morning 
And I’m feeling just fine 
And I just want to occupy your mind

– Occupy your mind by Villagers –

On the 2nd day of the 13th Coup d’etat in Thailand.