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Aflockalypse

Aflockalypse

Birds fell dead in thousands from the skies and millions of fish died mysteriously recently in parts of the world.  Fireworks, sudden change in temperature and stormy weather had been blamed for these strange goings on, but an approaching Doomsday sounds like a more plausible explanation to this Aflockalypse.  After all animals are a lot more sensitive and prescient to impending events and planetary rumblings than humans, normally being the first to make a dash for it when some natural disasters are about to take place.  No doubt those birds that died en masse in mid flight, or the fishes that suddenly went belly up in the millions all suffered massive heart attack at the sight of the pale horseman casting his shadow in the horizon or the signal of an Alien attack.

Scientists are trying to make light of these events, saying they were not such rare occurrences, but then that's probably typical of government cover-up attempt in the face of weird phenomenons.  Having dead birds raining down from the heavens is about as natural as the Biblical plague of locusts.  For all we know the mass deaths of these poor creatures were the works of some mischievous Aliens or a scientific experiment gone wrong.  Or of course the End of the World, which if we follow the Mayan calendar, is due to come the end of next year.

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Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day

Indonesia celebrated Mother's Day earlier this week and the chattering class, through its various media and technological devices paid tribute to a figure in our lives th...

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The Beautiful Game

The Beautiful Game

Just looking at the reaction that the Indonesian national football team’s shining performance in the Asean Football Federation cup is having on the nation’s psyche, I fin...

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New Year Check-Up

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It's the beginning of another New Year.  Where did the year go?  It only seemed like yesterday that we began a new decade and I jotted down my resolutions for 2010.  But ...

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The Passage of Time

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On a birthday, one’s fancy invariably turns to thoughts of ageing.  Of course the ageing process occurs not just on an annual basis, although the accumulation of our chro...

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On Tiffie, Vicky Vette and Barry

On Tiffie, Vicky Vette and Barry

President Obama and The First Lady came and went.  As it turned out this extremely short but much awaited for visit left many memorable moments though some for reasons th...

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Can Do Spirit

Can Do Spirit

Recently I was a jury for Danamon Award, an award that recognises the spirit of can-do amongst ordinary individuals who, despite their physical, economic and social inhib...

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A Bio Diverse City

A Bio Diverse City

The 31st October is the last day of the World Expo in Shanghai, so I decided to fly over and check it out before the whole thing is pulled down.  The last time I attended...

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Indonesia Inc.

Indonesia Inc.

I was interviewing Dr Ian Bremmer recently, an American political scientist and author of the book ‘The End of the Free Market:  Who Wins the War between States and Corpo...

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